BREO™ ELLIPTA™ gains US approval for the treatment of COPD

Written by admin on May 12, 2013. Posted in Society

LONDON and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) and Theravance, Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BREO™ ELLIPTA™ as an inhaled long-term, once-daily maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.  It is also indicated to reduce exacerbations of COPD in patients with a history of exacerbations.

UMass Dartmouth Students Announce Torch Relay To Boston To Support Victims Of Boston Marathon Tragedy

Written by admin on May 12, 2013. Posted in Society

DARTMOUTH, Mass., May 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — University of Massachusetts Dartmouth student leaders announced today that they are organizing a Torch Relay to benefit the One Fund and show support for all those impacted by the Boston Marathon attack.  During the Torch Relay, students will take turns passing the torch at each one of the 55 miles from the UMass Dartmouth campus to the Boylston Street marathon memorial site in Boston.

America’s brightest Mathletes® set new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title

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WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Today 325 participants of the 2013 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS® National Competition successfully set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title: Fastest Time to Construct the First 25 Rows of Pascal’s Triangle (Human Formation).

The Government of Haiti Streamlines Disbursement of Reconstruction Funds

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – At the opening ceremony of the first meeting of the Committee on Coordination of External Aid for the Development of Haiti (CAED), Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe rallied international donors with a call to action and greater commitment to the reconstruction of Haiti.  Lamothe noted forcefully, “The time for action is now!”

ESSENCE Features Exclusive Interview With Chirlane McCray In Its June Issue

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NEW YORK, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — ESSENCE’s June issue features an exclusive interview with Chirlane McCray, wife of New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio . In the piece, “The Politician’s Wife,” the woman who could be the first lady of New York City talks about outing herself in ESSENCE in the 1970′s — and how she ended up falling in love with a man.

Agora Cyber Charter School Teacher Wins National Parent Organization Award

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WAYNE, Pa., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Agora Cyber Charter School (Agora), a state-accredited, tuition-free, public cyber school option in Pennsylvania, today announced that Agora music teacher Andrew Rinaldi has been named the 2013 national winner of the American Pioneer of Teaching competition. The award is given annually by PublicSchoolOptions.org, a national alliance of parents, students and teachers that supports and defends parents’ rights to access the best public school options for their children.

European Court of Human Rights Says No Political Motivation Behind Arrest of Tymoshenko

Written by admin on May 9, 2013. Posted in Society

KYIV, Ukraine, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) says it has found no political motives on the part of the Ukraine Government in the arrest of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko , as has been alleged by her legal team.

Bringing London Beats and Female Artists to Senegal: Raw Material Artists Reflect on Festa2h Festival

Written by admin on May 9, 2013. Posted in Society

LONDON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

When Brixton’s Raw Material Music Studio sent musicians and producers to Senegal for the Festa2h Festival last summer, two things struck them: the demand for their producers to give local rappers a London beat, and the locals’ joyful amazement at seeing female artists onstage at a hip hop festival.

Cleanliness, menu selection and comfort most important when dining out, reports Mintel

Written by admin on May 8, 2013. Posted in Society

CHICAGO, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – As restaurants across the nation gear up for a busy Mother’s Day weekend that promises to make those procrastinators sorry they didn’t make reservations, it’s worthwhile to consider what attracts customers to a particular establishment as many will be offering specials in honor of moms’ special day. According to a new report from Mintel; cleanliness (96%), menu selection and variety (94%) and comfortable seating (91%) are the most important components of creating a visit-worthy atmosphere at a restaurant.

NCPA Endorses Bipartisan Bill to Address Egregious Pharmacy Audit, Reimbursement Tactics in Medicare

Written by admin on May 8, 2013. Posted in Society

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Bipartisan legislation that would let pharmacists devote more time to Medicare beneficiaries and less to haggling with drug benefit middlemen over clerical issues and below-cost payments for generic drugs was introduced in the U.S. Senate and won the backing of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today.