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2011-07-19 07:30:00

VENICE, Calif., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blik, the innovative maker of self-adhesive surface graphics, and Threadless, the international community-driven design company, have collaborated once again to launch new self-adhesive Pattern Wall Tiles. These "green" wall tiles are eco-friendly, non-toxic and free of both PVC and phthalates. The environmentalist in you will love them. Blik is kicking off Pattern Wall Tiles with five self-adhesive sets that will bring bursts of pattern into...

2011-07-13 02:05:00

DUBAI, UAE, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One hundred years of Venetian Seaplane tradition has been officially re-ignited in the heart of Venice. On June 24, 2011, the Seawings Seaplane Tour of Venice took flight, taking passengers on a Venetian tour with a difference. The privileged passengers of that first flight were treated to an experience of a lifetime as they were picked up in style at San Marco square by boat, transported to the glistening shores of San Clemente...

2011-07-07 06:00:00

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that the Phase 3 VENICE clinical trial evaluating the investigational agent ZALTRAP(TM) (aflibercept) in the first-line treatment of patients with androgen-independent (hormone-refractory) metastatic prostate cancer will continue to completion as planned, with no modifications due to efficacy or to safety concerns. This decision is based on the recommendation of an Independent Data...

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2011-07-05 06:00:00

Mass tourism, environmental neglect and rampant construction have a devastating effect on the lagoon city of Venice, warns Italy's leading heritage group Italia Nostra. Italia Nostra on Monday urged the United Nations to put Venice on its endangered list. "Today, this exceptional place risks seeing the destruction of its character and what is left of its natural condition," head of Italia Nostra's Venice chapter Lidia Fersuoch, told Reuters. She said that "because the Italian government has...

2011-06-23 08:09:00

DUBAI, UAE, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One hundred years after the first seaplane flight in Italy, a flight which took place over Venice, a seaplane will once again fly over the city. On 24th June 2011 Jet Ops Europe Ltd will launch its seaplane scenic flights over Venice, offering a breathtaking view of the city and its surrounding islands. This spectacular tour will be a landmark addition to the exclusive range offered by Seawings LLC, an established international...

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2011-06-11 09:20:00

Venice "“ the City of Dreams "“ may have one less nightmare to deal with following a finding that the frequency of extreme storm surge events generated by Adriatic Sea tempests could fall by about 30 percent by 2100. A team of international scientists led by CSIRO's Dr Alberto Troccoli studied atmospheric circulation in the Mediterranean region to assess climate impacts through changes in storm surge frequency in Venice "“ a World Heritage-listed city built on 117 small...

2011-06-06 17:25:00

June 11th benefit to support the Keratoconus Genetic Research Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Eye Defects Research Foundation/- "Vision in Venice" will be hosted by The G2 Gallery and will feature 11 year old prodigy, Benjamin Krasner in a rare concert performance. Founder of the Eye Defects Research Foundation, and Director of Ophthalmology Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Yaron S. Rabinowitz, M.D. will...

2011-05-16 07:34:00

VENICE, Calif., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Libertarian congressional candidate Steve Collett has been airing a series of TV commercials for the Tuesday, May 17 election. Collett says he offers "win/win solutions where we actually get more by spending less." In the first ad Steve says, "We have 5% of the world's population, but 25% of the world's prisoners and we spend 43% of total world defense dollars. It's tough to spread democracy and freedom with a gun." The ads are running on CNN,...

2011-05-06 00:00:31

Venice-based Ambo Foods, LLC, has succeeded in manufacturing a breakfast or travel cookie that follows American Heart Association guidelines. Venice, FL (PRWEB) May 05, 2011 The American Heart Association (AHA) just released a breaking news statement about managing high triglyceride levels in the blood. One third of all Americans suffer from elevated triglycerides, making them more vulnerable to cardiovascular diseases. According to the AHA, prevention or treatment should include using two...

2011-05-05 13:43:00

VENICE, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- R&W Creative Group and M.A.D.E., in collaboration with J1 Studio and YPOC.com, announce PHOTO:JAPAN, a one night gallery opening benefiting Save the Children's relief efforts in Japan. PHOTO:JAPAN is inspired by the photography wall that has developed in Otsuchi Japan, one of the cities hardest hit, by the March 11th tsunami. As villagers search through mounds of rubble they are finding photos and they are posting them to a wall in an...


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