The Amgen Foundation announced today that it will invest more than $4 million to support and strengthen the Amgen Biotech Experience program across the United States, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom and Ireland. The Amgen Biotech Experience includes an engaging series of labs that effectively bring biotechnology into classrooms. This new commitment will also strengthen the program’s alignment with the United States’ Next Generation Science Standards, which are focused on engaging students in more authentic science learning experiences. With the support of Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), the global nonprofit leading the Amgen Biotech Experience Program Office, the investment is expected to empower 1,000 teachers who will reach more than 150,000 new students with the labs over the next two years.
“We are very excited to extend our commitment to the Amgen Biotech Experience, a program that began 25 years ago, with the intent to ignite a deep passion for innovation and scientific discovery in students,” said Robert A. Bradway, chairman and chief executive officer of Amgen. “This program, which provides advanced biotech curriculum and professional-grade lab equipment at no cost to schools, has opened countless students’ eyes to the world of biotechnology, fueling potential long term advancements to both medicine and society.”
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The California Fig industry is excited to announce the excellent quality of the 2015 fresh crop across all varieties – Black Mission, Brown Turkey, Calimyrna, Kadota, Sierra and Tiger Figs. Natural, good-for-you, and tasty California Fresh Figs are available now thru December.
To celebrate the start of the season, award-winning Chef Robert Del Grande of Houston’s highly-acclaied RDG + Bar Annie created five new simple and delicious recipes that highlight the incredible flavor and versatility of California Fresh Figs.
“I really think figs are the perfect fruit. They have texture, flavor, and nutrition,” says Del Grande. “There’s also a sophistication that fresh figs bring to any dish. Elevate a cheese plate or include them as a key ingredient in salads and salsas. Just remember: When you think delicious, think figs. When you think figs, think California!”
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THE UNNOTICEABLES by Cracked.com Senior Editor Robert Brockway is “A nasty, freaky, and haphazardly funny horror story” (Kirkus), which tells the parallel tales of a punk kid in 70’s NYC and a stunt woman in modern day LA who are both experiencing some serious weirdness. Find out more at https://twitter.com/Brockway_LLC and http://www.robertbrockway.net/ #Unnoticeables Horror/Urban fantasy
Celebrating 35 spectacular years on air, A CAPITOL FOURTH will kick off the country’s 239th birthday with an all-star musical extravaganza hosted by Emmy and SAG Award-winning actor Bradley Whitford. The gala anniversary celebration will be headlined by music legend Barry Manilow who will open and close the concert broadcast with a special patriotic medley. Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the star spangled party will also feature performances by: the most successful country music group of all time, Alabama; Grammy nominated singer/songwriter, with over 70 million album sales, Nicole Scherzinger; five-time Grammy nominee, CMA Award winner and multi-instrumentalist Hunter Hayes; vocal powerhouse Meghan Linsey (THE VOICE); Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum selling band, fronted by the Founder of the Dance Revolution, KC and the Sunshine Band; world renowned piano virtuoso Lang Lang; and inspirational classical cross-over global star and Irish tenor Ronan Tynan; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. In celebration of American icon Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday, the award-winning star of film, television and the concert stage Robert Davi will pay tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes.
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Today, the Ad Council and national nonprofit Futures Without Violence launched a national public service campaign called #TeachEarly highlighting the pivotal role that men play in preventing domestic and sexual violence. The campaign launch coincides with the release of the Ad Council Domestic Violence Prevention Continuous Tracking Study, which was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Of the men surveyed, 89 percent agreed that it’s important for men to talk to boys about violence against women and girls, while only 37 percent reported speaking to a boy they know about violence against women in the past six months. The campaign encourages men to recognize this dissonance between their beliefs and actions, and teach boys to respect women with the same enthusiasm and dedication in which they teach them other things.
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Your current level of success is the product of every choice you’ve ever made. I’ve provided a practical guide designed to help you make the choices that lead most directly to greater success and happiness. A series of real-life scenarios illustrate the practical application of the principles behind these choices. Find out more at http://bit.ly/1LaTw7a #LifesEssentialPrimer Self-Help/Non-Fiction
In Carbide Tipped Pens, over a dozen of today’s most creative imaginations explore these frontiers, carrying on the grand tradition of such legendary masters as Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and John W. Campbell, while bringing hard science fiction into the 21st century by extrapolating from the latest scientific developments and discoveries. Find out more at http://us.macmillan.com/books/9780765334305. Science fiction
When your name is Casey Holden, the Virginia Dance Company might just become your new favorite playground. But with the murder of dancer Jessica Mason to investigate, courtesy of an office visit from one Kathryn Gable, he knows he’ll have to stay on point. Find out more at www.RobertDowns.net. Mystery/thriller
To raise awareness about the importance of healthy, enhanced vision and its connection to enjoying the “sights” while traveling and in everyday life, Transitions® adaptive lenses™ and Food Network® host and celebrity chef Robert Irvine have teamed up to highlight ways to make the most of your travel and dining experiences, including wearing the right eyewear that allows you to see your best and enjoying flavorful eye healthy foods.
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Margaret Weis and co-author Robert Krammes bring the enthralling Dragon Brigade trilogy to a thrilling conclusion in The Seventh Sigil, a sweeping novel of worldwide war and personal redemption. Five hundred years ago, a clan of rebels was banished to the bottom of the enchanted world of Aeronne; ever since, these Bottom Dwellers have sought revenge, and now they are waging all-out war on the rest of humanity. Only the Dragon Brigade can prevent an endless dark age. Their epic battle will test the mettle of those thrown into the breach, and determine the fate of this magical world. Find out more at http://us.macmillan.com/books/9780765333506 Fantasy