The New Pittsburgh Courier, winner of the Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association’s 2014 Newspaper of the Year! The New Pittsburgh Courier, one of the oldest and most prestigious Black newspapers in the United States, with a rich and storied history. Established in 1907 by Edwin Harleston, a guard in the H. J. Heinz food-packing plant, the Pittsburgh Courier gained national prominence after attorney Robert Lee Vann became the newspaper’s editor and publisher, treasurer, and legal counsel in 1910. In his lifetime, Vann saw the Courier grow to become the largest, most influential Black newspaper in the nation with a circulation of 250,000 and over 400 employees in 14 cities. In the 1920s, Vann made efforts to improve the quality of the news included in the growing paper. In November 1925, the Courier joined the Associated Negro Press, the news collective of African-American publications. Under Vann, the “Local News” section of … [Read more...] about The History of the New Pittsburgh Courier
click to enlarge A pinball machine at the Pacific Pinball Museum. Replay FX, a festival dedicated to arcade, console and tabletop games makes Pittsburgh its home for the weekend. The festival hosts the largest pinball tournament in history, Pinburgh. Over the three day event, 840 competitors will pinball on over 300 machines. Nostalgic? Replay FX has the classic, 1980 bad-graphic games. Beat your middle school high scores on games like Pac-Man, Tetris and Mario Bros. Bring back your skills from 4th grade with The Oregon Trail Challenge. Live out your NFL dreams on an Xbox 360. This arcade and gaming extravaganza neglects nothing. Entire rooms of the festival are dedicated to tabletop games. Take a trip through the Candyland forests or strategize over The Resistance. Listen to seminars by pinball designers. Dress your best to compete in the cosplay competition. Hear some of your favorite theme songs reimagined through rock with Replay’s live music lineup. … [Read more...] about Replay FX brings pinball and arcade games to Pittsburgh
/EIN News/ -- Results of Phase 1 Safety Study of SBP-101 for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma PancreasFest is an International Conference of Physicians and Scientists Focused on Pancreatic Diseases MINNEAPOLIS, MN, July 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- – Sun BioPharma, Inc. (OTCQB:SNBP) a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing disruptive therapeutics for the treatment of patients with pancreatic diseases, announced the presentation yesterday of a poster reviewing the results of the Phase 1 Safety Study of its candidate drug, SBP-101, a polyamine metabolic inhibitor for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) at PancreasFest in Pittsburgh, PA. PancreasFest is an international meeting of physicians and scientists committed to reporting and sharing research in pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis. The poster was presented by Michael Walker, M.D., Director of Pancreatic Research for Sun … [Read more...] about Sun Biopharma, Inc. Presents Poster at Pancreasfest in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Selection aims to ensure regional character reflected in transformational Terminal Modernization Program; Initial design concepts expected in early 2019 /EIN News/ -- PITTSBURGH, July 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Following months of research, technical and creative presentations, interviews and evaluations, the Allegheny County Airport Authority today announced the architectural and engineering firms selected to design a new terminal that will transform Pittsburgh International Airport for a modern travel experience. Gensler, headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., and HDR, headquartered in Omaha, Neb., have entered into a joint-venture agreement to design and deliver the Terminal Modernization Program. The joint venture team has formed an association with luis vidal + architects, headquartered in Madrid, Spain, to develop the architectural design vision for the new terminal that consolidates check-in, ticketing, security and baggage operations into one connected facility. … [Read more...] about Pittsburgh International Airport Selects World-Renowned Architectural and Engineering Firms with Local Ties to Collaborate on Design of New Terminal
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Uber has taken the first step toward relaunching its self-driving cars on Pittsburgh-area streets four months after a fatal accident involving one of the cars in Arizona. A spokeswoman said the company put a handful of vehicles back on the road at noon Tuesday, with some safety modifications to the cars and driver training. But for now, the cars won’t be free of human control or respond to ride-hailing calls. The rollout, taking place only in Pittsburgh where the bulk of Uber’s engineering outfit and test track is located, will run the cars only in manual mode with two safety operators called “mission specialists” in the front seat. One of the operators will have their hands on the wheel at all times and the other will document any incidents or issues for future adjustments. A car in autonomous mode is operated or driven without active physical control by a person sitting in the driver’s seat, while a driver operating in manual mode … [Read more...] about Pittsburgh sees hands-on restart of Uber’s self-driving cars