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2014-08-21 12:30:20

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Highmark Foundation has awarded schools in Western Pennsylvania with $311,950 in "Creating a Healthy School Environment" grants for innovative, healthy programs that begin in September when local students head back to schools. View the full list of school grantees on the Highmark Foundation website, www.highmarkfoundation.org. Ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 each, 55 grants were awarded to Western Pennsylvania schools serving students in...

2014-08-11 12:21:08

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Port of Pittsburgh Commission (PPC) announced today that Mr. Stephen Martinko will be the Commission's new executive director. Since January, 2013, Martinko has been the deputy staff director of the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and previously served as chief of staff for U.S. Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA). Martinko was instrumental in the development of the Water Resources and...

2014-07-07 23:02:25

Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, and Johns Hopkins Medicine today announced that a definitive agreement has been signed by the two organizations that establishes a five-year formal collaboration between Allegheny and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins for research, medical education and clinical services. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Officials at Allegheny Health Network and Johns Hopkins Medicine today announced that a definitive agreement has...

2014-06-27 23:09:26

Veon Leading Growing Technology Company to Success in Western Pennsylvania West Middlesex, PA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Autosoft, Inc.is proud to announce that company President and CEO, Bryce Veon, has been honored with a 2014 Fast Tracker award in an annual program sponsored by the Pittsburgh Business Journal. The Fast Tracker Awards honor 40 of the region's most outstanding business, government and non-profit leaders under the age of 40 for their significant achievements in workplaces...

2014-06-27 12:26:45

Terms in Consent Decree Will Put Patients First in Western PA HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett and Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced today that Highmark and UPMC have reached a comprehensive transition agreement that covers how and where patients can receive health care after the contract between the two organizations expires in 2015. "For some time, the people of western Pennsylvania have been concerned about where and how they will...

2014-06-26 12:24:51

EXPORT, Pa., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- FS-Elliott Co., LLC, a leading manufacturer of centrifugal air and gas compressors, was recently named one of the healthiest employers in Western Pennsylvania by the Pittsburgh Business Times. As part of their Healthiest Employers Awards Program, this annual award honors local organizations for their commitment to creating a healthy workplace for their employees. Among the factors contributing to FS-Elliott's selection is their...

2014-06-12 23:07:20

For the third consecutive year, SAE International has been named one of the Healthiest Employers of Western Pennsylvania, 100-499 employees category, by the Pittsburgh Business Times. Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 For the third consecutive year, SAE International has been named one of the Healthiest Employers of Western Pennsylvania, 100-499 employees category, by the Pittsburgh Business Times. “We are proud to earn this distinction again. Our goal is to create a workplace that...

2014-06-06 12:26:42

PITTSBURGH, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, announced today that it has been recognized as on the region's healthiest employers by the Pittsburgh Business Times. MSA, employing more than 1,300 people in the Pittsburgh region, was recognized with the Healthiest Employers in Western Pennsylvania award for its commitment to...

2014-05-22 20:21:56

PITTSBURGH, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania announced the winners of the 50th annual Golden Quill Awards during an awards presentation tonight at the Sheraton Hotel, Station Square, Pittsburgh. The Golden Quills competition recognizes professional excellence in written, photographic, broadcast and online journalism in Western Pennsylvania. Winners and finalists of the 2014 Golden Quills are: Spot/Breaking News, Radio Winner: KDKA Staff,...

2014-05-06 12:33:09

PITTSBURGH, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reserve a spot now for The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania's 50th annual Golden Quill Awards presentation, Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel, 300 W. Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh. Winners of the Golden Quills competition, recognizing professional excellence in written, photographic, illustration, broadcast and online journalism in Western Pennsylvania, will be announced at the event. See the list of...


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.