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ST. LOUIS, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 19, 2013--A patient with a rare type of cancer called chondrosarcoma at the base of the skull has become the first person in the world to receive proton therapy using the revolutionary MEVION S250 Proton Therapy System from Mevion Medical Systems, Inc. of Littleton, MA. Radiation oncologists at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis delivered the treatment. The S. Lee Kling Proton Therapy Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is home to the MEVION S250, a unique proton therapy device designed to deliver the same precise, non-invasive treatments delivered by conventional proton systems but with a greatly reduced physical footprint, streamlined clinical workflow, and significantly lower implementation and operational costs.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leaving the nation's biggest mayoral job with a glowing view of cities' future but a stern warning that they face a serious threat: their workforces' pension and health care costs and the politics around them.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leaving the nation's biggest mayoral job with a glowing view of cities' future but a stern warning that they face a serious threat: their workforces' pension and health care costs and the politics around them.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 17, 2013--Premium entertainment network EPIX announced today that Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Sexy Funny, a comedy event featuring Jenny McCarthy, will premiere on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2014 at 11PM ET. The hour-long special, which was filmed over two days at Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, highlights the scandalous comedy of an eclectic cast of female comedians – Paula Bel, Tiffany Haddish, Lynne Koplitz, Justine Marino and Tammy Pescatelli – who perform some of the most titillating humor in the industry. The show is comprised of stand-up performances and vignettes starring McCarthy. Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Sexy Funny sheds some much-needed light on what it’s really like to be a woman by putting everything out in the open.
CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 17, 2013--Former Philadelphia pro wide receiver Terrell Owens will soon share the love for Philly’s most famous food item, the iconic Philly Cheesesteak, in a new ad for the return of the Carl’s Jr. ® and Hardee’s ® Philly Cheesesteak Thickburger ® – the chains’ tribute to, and twist on, Philadelphia’s classic cheesesteak sandwich. Premiering later this month, the humorous new spot titled “Philly Love” will follow Owens down memory lane as he lightheartedly reflects on his hot-and-cold relationship with the City of Brotherly Love. The Philly Cheesesteak Thickburger is available now at all Hardee’s locations and will be available at Carl’s Jr. locations starting tomorrow.
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 12, 2013--For those who have battled cancer, each tomorrow is, in reality, a dream come true. No one knows that better than the 11 cancer survivors who will ride City of Hope’s float at the 125 th Rose Parade on New Year’s Day.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 12, 2013--Last evening CleanWorld, North America’s leading pioneer of anaerobic digestion technology and commercially viable zero waste solutions, was honored by California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. for their Sacramento BioDigester project, the largest anaerobic digestion system of its kind in North America. The award recognizes CleanWorld’s project as “exceptional for its innovative spirit,” and “valuable in improving California’s environment and economy.”
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 10, 2013--LIVE Soda Kombucha, the pioneer of better tasting Kombucha, has been recognized for its packaging, which won the BevNET Best of 2013 award for “ Best Product Revamp.” BevNET, the leading beverage-oriented media company in the U.S., held its 11 th annual awards on December 9, where it honored LIVE Soda Kombucha alongside other beverage industry winners.
MAYNARD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 10, 2013--Monster.com, the leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW), and GfK, an independent global market research company, today released new international survey data looking at country-level economic and labor-related competitive spirit. More than 8,000 respondents in seven countries responded to a number of questions, including how well the word industrious (meaning hard-working, innovative and constantly creating new ideas/ products) described the workforces of several international markets. The international rankings placed the U.S. in third place after China and Germany.
DENVER & SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 9, 2013--The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE:WWAV) (“WhiteWave”), a leading consumer packaged food and beverage company in North America and Europe, today announced that it has agreed to acquire Earthbound Farm, one of the country’s leading organic food brands, from its existing shareholders led by Kainos Capital and founders Drew & Myra Goodman, for approximately $600 million in cash.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 4, 2013--Today Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi) (STO: SOBI) announced the publication of detailed results from the pivotal Phase 3 study of ALPROLIX TM, the companies’ investigational long-lasting recombinant factor IX Fc fusion protein candidate for hemophilia B. The study appears in the Online First edition and will appear in the December 12 print issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — At least six deaths are blamed on a wintry storm that's pushing through the Rockies and Midwest, bringing bitterly cold temperatures and treacherous driving conditions.
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 3, 2013--The ADEAGies Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement (Gies Awards). The Gies Awards, named after dental education pioneer William J. Gies, Ph.D., honor individuals and organizations exemplifying dedication to the highest standards of vision, innovation and achievement in dental education, research and leadership. Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., is the premier sponsor.
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 3, 2013--Local Motors, Inc. announces the launch of its first crowdfunding campaign for the Cruiser electric and gas-powered bicycles, designed by Local Motors community member Ianis Vasilatos. In partnership with San Francisco, California-based Crowdtilt, the Local Motors Cruiser crowdfunding campaign is the first step in integrating a fully customizable crowdfunding capability into the CoCreate vehicle innovation platform.