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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

  • Posted at 10:47 AM
    Commonwealth Cornerstone Group (CCG) today announced the completion of an $8 million New Markets Tax Credits transaction on Tuesday to help fund the expansion and consolidation of healthcare services provided by Primary Health Network (PHN) in Sharon. PHN is the largest federally qualified health center operating in Pennsylvania. It is the largest employer in Sharon's central business district, with more than 150 people on staff. Currently, PHN Sharon offers scattered services out of seven buildings. This construction and rehabilitation project in ... read more

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

  • Posted at 7:42 AM
    American service members deployed away from home will still enjoy a hearty Christmas meal, with all the trimmings, thanks to the efforts of Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence employees. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130918/MM82677LOGO More than 31,000 pounds of beef, 21,000 pounds of ham, 29,000 pounds of turkey, 840 gallons of eggnog and 6,000 pies are already on hand to feed American service members in Afghanistan Dec. 25, said Anthony Amendolia, customer operations chief for Europe and the Middle East region. "Wherever our nation's military are ... read more
  • Posted at 5:36 AM
    Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECTE), a medical device company focused on skin permeation, continuous glucose monitoring and associated technologies, today announced that Scott W. Hollander has been appointed Chief Executive Officer effective December 22, 2014. Mr. Hollander has more than 20 years of experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical and capital equipment industries, and most recently served as Vice President, Business Development, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of Interpharma-Praha, an Otsuka subsidiary company. "It is ... read more
  • Posted at 5:30 AM
    Galileo Performance Explorer(TM)--a leading cloud-based monitoring solution for server and storage systems, developed by the ATS Group, has added a new agent for users of the Solaris(®) system and enhanced features for its IBM(®) AIX(®) and Linux(® )agents. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141219/165685 The new agent for Solaris quickly and proactively identifies issues within the system before they happen. It is designed to identify configuration issues, locate exhausted or underutilized resources, isolate problems, and provide on demand access to configuration information--including OS utilization levels, ... read more
  • Posted at 4:30 AM
    Axion Power International, Inc. (Nasdaq: AXPW), a developer of advanced lead-carbon PbC® batteries, energy storage systems and frequency regulation systems, today announced that Richard H Bogan has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2015. Mr Bogan, 63, takes the seat to be vacated by the resignation of Howard Schmidt, who resigned effective December 31, 2014, to concentrate on other noncompetitive endeavors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100119/AXIONLOGO Chairman & CEO David DiGiacinto commented, "Richard Bogan has broad and long ... read more

Monday, December 22, 2014

  • Posted at 3:27 PM
    With the holiday season approaching, the hospitality industry is preparing itself for more patrons, as long-distance travel is expected to increase by more than half during this holiday season, according to U.S. Department of Transportation data1. ACE Group today released a new advisory that examines a ... read more
  • NEP Acquires Faber Audiovisuals --- PITTSBURGH and AMSTERDAM, Dec. 22, 2014
    Posted at 1:23 PM
    NEP Group Inc. ('NEP') announced today that it has acquired Faber Audiovisuals (Faber). Financial terms were not disclosed. The transaction will bring Faber, based in the Netherlands, into NEP's worldwide network of brands. NEP is headquartered in the United States with locations in the UK and Australia. NEP is one of the largest broadcast and live event service companies in the world, offering solutions for outside broadcast, studio production, video display and host broadcast, supporting thousands of shows each year. The ... read more
  • MetroCast boosts Internet speeds to 75 Mbps --- MALVERN, Pa., Dec. 22, 2014
    Posted at 11:05 AM
    MetroCast Communications, the video, Internet and phone provider serving customers in New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina, has announced a significant speed enhancement for its residential Internet customers, boosting its top downstream speed from 50 Mbps to up to 75 Mbps. MetroCast has increased its top Internet speed five times in the last six years, and tripled it in the last three years. The 75 Mbps MetroCast offering is almost 7x faster than the national average for ... read more
  • Posted at 8:59 AM
    The top 20 TV series on Xfinity On Demand for the week of December 7 – December 13 were:   ... read more
  • Posted at 6:57 AM
    Have you been thinking about developing a new, innovative product or process? Then, you need to think about Ben Franklin Technology Partners! Most people either know us from our Business Plan Contests, our affiliation with Penn State University, or because we have been providing investment capital ... read more
  • Posted at 4:56 AM
    Vertex Inc., the leading provider of corporate enterprise tax solutions, today named Fernando Silva as Director of Brazil Partnerships. This is another major step to further the company's expansion in Brazil. In his role, Silva will manage the development ... read more
  • Posted at 4:30 AM
    Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced the U.S. launch of its Estradiol Transdermal System USP, 0.025 mg/day, 0.0375 mg/day, 0.05 mg/day, 0.075 mg/day, and 0.1 mg/day (Twice Weekly), which is the generic version of Novartis' Vivelle-DOT(®). Mylan received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for this product, which is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms and moderate to severe symptoms of vulvar and vaginal atrophy ... read more
  • Posted at 4:00 AM
    Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi) and partner Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion for the use of Xiapex® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for the treatment of adult men with Peyronie's disease with a palpable plaque and curvature deformity of at least 30 degrees at the start of therapy. The use of Xiapex in men with Peyronie's disease is supported by positive ... read more

Friday, December 19, 2014

  • Posted at 4:04 PM
    Stream TV Networks, Inc.(TM) is pleased to announce that U.S. television maker IZON, LLC has committed to a 2015 release of Ultra-D enabled products in collaboration with Stream TV. IZON had previously explored other 3D solutions but has decided with Stream TV to mutually combine capabilities in the 3D industry. During recent months, the companies have worked closely together to create displays of various sizes for both the commercial and consumer markets. "IZON has the entrepreneurial creativity of an ... read more
  • Root Canals Have Become More Routine --- HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 19, 2014
    Posted at 1:55 PM
    You're visiting the dentist for what you think is a routine checkup and cleaning when he or she says you need a root canal. Though it's a term you've probably heard before, you may have several questions and feel apprehensive about your upcoming procedure. You'll be relieved to know it's nothing to worry about. The Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) wants to help answer patients' questions and alleviate any anxiety the public may have surrounding this common procedure that is performed more ... read more
  • Posted at 12:36 PM
    MEN Micro Inc., a world-renowned provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for mission-critical industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, has released the F23P SBC, based on the 4(th) generation Intel Core processors. The new CPU board offers higher computing and strongly improved graphics with the same low power consumption as 3(rd) generation Intel processors. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141219/165593 As the newest member of MEN Micro's scalable CompactPCI and CompactPCI PlusIO family, the extremely robust and flexible F23P can be easily integrated into ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    On November 5, 2014, Parkway Corporation was notified by the company that provides and maintains the payment card processing system for the Parkway parking facility located at 625 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 about a potential compromise of customer credit card information used at the Sansom Street facility. Parkway was also notified that the company stopped the suspected compromise and that credit card data was no longer at risk. Upon learning of this issue, Parkway quickly moved to ... read more
  • Posted at 10:43 AM
    Press Kit Materials are Available at: http://www.tradeshownews.com/events/2015-International-CES/StreamTVNetworksUltra-D/ Company:   ... read more
  • Posted at 10:03 AM
    The Modern Aesthetics(®) App, published by Bryn Mawr Communications III, LLC, received the prestigious Folio Eddie Award for best App/Digital Edition (Magazine replica) in the B-to-B category for 2014. The Modern Aesthetics(® )App, featuring content from the pages of the print edition of Modern Aesthetics(® )magazine along with exclusive bonus content, is designed with the same graphically appealing style that has become a hallmark of the two-year-old print publication. Integrated video and audio content and links to relevant sites of interest ... read more
  • Posted at 9:28 AM
    Technology is rapidly changing teaching and research in the humanities. Computational methods are enabling research that was impossible to envision a few years ago, such as using big data to analyze and improve human rights and re-creating early social networks to understand how ideas and knowledge spread. Educators also are developing and using technology to improve student engagement and learning. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20020422/CMULOGO The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Carnegie Mellon University a five-year, $2 million grant to use technology-enhanced learning (TEL) to ... read more