Navigation Links
Shire's Project Playground Gives Boost to Philadelphia
Date:3/20/2009

PHILADELPHIA, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter hailed Shire's Project Playground as a model of city-private partnership on Friday before more than one hundred children, parents and teachers from the Feltonville neighborhood at a community celebration for the $165,000 playground makeover at Feltonville Recreation Center.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090320/PH87066-a )

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090320/PH87066-b )

Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company with major operations in suburban Chester County, also announced a three-year, $100,000 funding commitment to the City Department of Recreation.

"This is what I mean when we talk about a regional effort," said Nutter. "Shire is making a real impact in this city."

Project Playground includes a state-of-the-art play area that replaced an outdated, 20 year-old took structure, a new basketball court and handball wall, and new landscaping and sidewalks. It only six months to complete, while most similar projects usually take at least a year.

Shire's enthusiasm for the project was contagious. It motivated Sherwin-Williams to donate paint for representatives of City Year, a Philadelphia non-profit service organization, to re-finish the iron fence that surrounds the facility and create a mural on the handball wall.

"Helping people is what we do at Shire, and this initiative is a tangible way to illustrate how much our 700 Philadelphia-area employees care about communities across the greater Philadelphia region, " said Mike Yasick, senior vice president at Shire.

Most weeks, more than 500 children use the Feltonville Recreation Center, where they p
'/>"/>

SOURCE Shire PLC
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Enerkem announces plans to enter the United States with next-generation biofuels project in Mississippi
2. Canadian Government Announces Funding for Leading Biotechnology Firms Project
3. Photos: Project Runways Tim Gunn Launches Addressing Psoriasis(TM) Campaign to Advocate That Patients Shouldnt Let Psoriasis Impact Personal Style
4. Bio-Matrix Scientific Group, Inc. Highlighted in LifeSciencesWorld.com Special Report; Stem Cell Market Projected to Exceed $8 Billion Worldwide by 2016
5. Cord Blood America Restructures Debt; Projects to be Cash Flow Positive
6. Encouraging high-risk research: DFG approves funding for 2 new Reinhart Koselleck projects
7. China Biologic Products High-Purity Human Albumin Research and Development Project to be Listed in the National Torch Plan
8. Famed IT Investor and Director of 23andme Esther Dyson Identifies on IdeasProject.com Genetic Information as an Extremely Disruptive Force
9. Air Products and Alter NRG Sign JDA on Renewable Energy Projects
10. African Ancestry, Educators, Identity Experts Launch DNA Education Project during Historic Black History Month; 7th Graders Score High on Ultimate Self Test
11. Bion Announces PENNVEST Board Approves $7.8 Million Financing for Kreider Farms Dairy Project
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... The global market for biotechnology is ... to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. ... effective vaccines and drugs in an attempt to improve ... expected to drive market demand over the next six ... via the use of genetically engineered seeds is expected ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... DUBLIN , July 28, 2014 Research ... "Global Particle Size Analysis Market 2014-2018" report to their ... Particle size analysis is a technique used to determine ... powder or liquid. It is crucial to analyze the size ... material. Therefore, particle size analysis is performed to determine the ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... "Ischemic Stroke and Cerebral Stroke Global ... the Ischemic Stroke and Cerebral Stroke clinical trial ... relating to the clinical trials on Ischemic Stroke ... Stroke Research Report 2014 at: http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis/213207 ... numbers and their recruitment status as per the ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... A new study by researchers from the University ... tiny nanosystems function, unlocking the potential to create ... study, which has been published in the prestigious ... a novel laser technique to examine in rich ... a small cluster containing an acetylene molecule and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Biotechnology Market Worth $604.40 Billion by 2020: Grand View Research, Inc 2Global Biotechnology Market Worth $604.40 Billion by 2020: Grand View Research, Inc 3Global Biotechnology Market Worth $604.40 Billion by 2020: Grand View Research, Inc 4Global Particle Size Analysis Market 2014-2018 2Ischemic Stroke and Cerebral Stroke Global Clinical Trials Review H2, 2014: MarketResearchReports.Biz 2Ischemic Stroke and Cerebral Stroke Global Clinical Trials Review H2, 2014: MarketResearchReports.Biz 3Breakthrough laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster 2Breakthrough laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster 3
... Citizens unite to support the upcoming San, Diego FAAN Walk to ... ... Park at 9:00 a.m., FAIRFAX, Va. and SAN DIEGO, Oct. 4 ... a,world leader in information about food allergies, and Verus,Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a San ...
... Hyperion,Therapeutics, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company ... and hepatology,therapies that address underserved patient populations ... management appointments and closing of up,to $15 ... and Life Sciences,Capital. Joining Co-Founder Chris Rivera ...
... REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 4 Genomic Health,Inc. ... Scott, Ph.D., Genomic,Health,s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ... Francisco, CA on October 11, 2007 at 3:00 ... subsequently archived webcast of the,presentation, visit the Investor ...
Cached Biology Technology:The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) and Verus Pharmaceuticals Work Together to Raise Awareness of Food Allergies 2The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) and Verus Pharmaceuticals Work Together to Raise Awareness of Food Allergies 3The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) and Verus Pharmaceuticals Work Together to Raise Awareness of Food Allergies 4Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Senior Management Team and $15M Financing Event 2Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Senior Management Team and $15M Financing Event 3Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Senior Management Team and $15M Financing Event 4Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Senior Management Team and $15M Financing Event 5Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Senior Management Team and $15M Financing Event 6Genomic Health to Present at BIO InvestorForum 2007 2
(Date:7/27/2014)... like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring ... drugs. These permanent mutations were once thought to be ... a new study has shown that microorganisms can use ... epimutations -- to gain the benefits of drug resistance ... discovered in a fungus called Mucor circinelloides, it is ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... "big data," a single computer cannot always find the ... distributed across a cluster of computers that analyze a ... mine your web history to present you with targeted ... favorite book or movie. But big data is about ... monitoring brain activity are generating unprecedented quantities of information. ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... colonial era, 100,000s of people lived on the land ... fire to control the availability of plants they used ... to use fire to maintain desired habitat and natural ... Forest Service,s Pacific Southwest Station, will lead a ... Refuge during the Ecological Society of America,s 99th Annual ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Scientists discover new, noncommittal mechanism of drug resistance 2Scientists discover new, noncommittal mechanism of drug resistance 3New tools help neuroscientists analyze 'big data' 2New tools help neuroscientists analyze 'big data' 3New tools help neuroscientists analyze 'big data' 4New tools help neuroscientists analyze 'big data' 5Fire ecology manipulation by California native cultures 2Fire ecology manipulation by California native cultures 3
... a "backup" brain region springs into action to compensate for ... Their finding offers new insight into how the brains of ... recovery of movement. , Jacinta O'Shea and colleagues at the ... 2007 issue of the journal Neuron, published by Cell Press. ...
... the University of Rhode Island have demonstrated a new way ... of protein that acts like a nanosyringe to deliver “tags?or ... of the National Academy of Sciences. , The researchers show ... be injected into the abdomen of a mouse, find its ...
... survey of lizards on islands around the world has ... observed: Animals on islands are much more abundant than ... longstanding observation, the study signals an alarm for island ... climate change may have devastating consequences for lizards and ...
Cached Biology News:How the brain's backup system compensates for stroke 2pHLIP, a novel technology to locate and treat tumors 2Global survey of lizards reveals greater abundance of animals on islands than on mainland ecosystems 2Global survey of lizards reveals greater abundance of animals on islands than on mainland ecosystems 3
Human peripheral blood basophils, For immunohistochemistry (IHC) Cell Chip with Human Peripheral Blood Granulocytes...
Human peripheral blood neutrophils, For immunohistochemistry (IHC) Cell Chip with Human Peripheral Blood Granulocytes...
Human peripheral blood CD56+ NK cells, For immunohistochemistry (IHC) Cell Chip with Human Peripheral Blood Monocytes, B Cells, NK Cells and Stem Cells...
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells, BDCA-4+, For immunohistochemistry (IHC) Cell Chip with Human Umbilical Cord Blood Dendritic Cells...
Biology Products: