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2014-07-28 08:29:15

National prize winners identified by a panel of distinguished scientists; winners each receive $250,000 NEW YORK, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences today announced the three winners of the 2014 Blavatnik National Awards. The Awards honor America's exceptional young scientists and engineers by celebrating their extraordinary achievements and recognizing outstanding promise. -- Rachel Wilson, Professor of Neurobiology at...

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2011-05-07 05:54:15

A bidding war for Warner Music Group has Russian-born American billionaire Len Blavatnik's company Access Industries as the winner in a $1.3 billion all-cash transaction for the company. The sale of the music company comes at a challenging time for music industry with CD sales on the decline and digital piracy running amuck. Even with these trying times, the deal has Warner Music valued at $3 billion, which includes the company's debt as well as cash "“ this is higher than the $2.6...

2010-11-16 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- During its Seventh Annual Science & the City Gala last night, the New York Academy of Sciences named the awardees of the 2010 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists, announced the establishment of The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, and unveiled a $10,000 Scientists Without Borders challenge to solve a critical maternal nutrition problem in the developing world. In attendance were 400 global leaders from the fields of science,...

2010-02-01 00:30:00

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Boomerang Tube, LLC today announced that the company has finalized funding to build a new manufacturing facility in Liberty, Texas to produce welded OCTG (oil country tubular goods) and Line Pipe for oil and gas customers in the United States and Canada. Construction of the new facility will be financed by Access Industries, a New York-based industrial group. Access has committed $200 million for the project. The facility will commence operations...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.