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EXTON, Pa., July 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has approved a third-quarter 2020 dividend of $0.16 per share. The dividend will be paid on August 5, 2020, to shareholders of record as of July 29, 2020.

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PHILADELPHIA, July 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelerator Venture Partners, a Philadelphia area seed-stage venture fund announced the opening and first investments of their AVP 2020 FastTrak Fund, an annual investment fund focused on early-stage companies that have successfully completed the Keiretsu Forum due diligence process. The new fund was created by Howard Lubert, Accelerator Venture Partners General Partner and Area President of Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic, as a tool for new angel investors looking to quickly diversity their portfolio with the best deal flow across silos and geography. Research into successful angel investing points out that the most successful angels build a portfolio of no less than 20 fully vetted companies that are likely to deliver a 2.5x ROI.

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The announcement brings relief to thousands of foreign students who were at risk of being deported from the country, along with hundreds of universities that were scrambling to reassess their plans.

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COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PeopleShare, one of the largest temp, temp-to-hire, and direct hire staffing firms headquartered on the East Coast, with offices blanketing the Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West regions, is proud to announce it has earned a position on the Forbes 2020 America's Best Professional Recruiting Firms List.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Legislature on Tuesday mounted another effort to strip some emergency disaster powers from Gov. Tom Wolf, as well as future governors, in the latest partisan fight over how the Democrat has handled the coronavirus pandemic in Pennsylvania.

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LITITZ, Pa. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to probation after pleading no contest to involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in a crash in Pennsylvania that killed two high school students almost two years ago.

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PHILADELPHIA, July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Berger Montague PC, a full-spectrum class action and complex civil litigation law firm with one of the most successful whistleblower practices in the U.S, announced today that Universal Health Services, Inc. and UHS of Delaware, Inc. (together, "UHS"), have agreed to pay $117 million to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act. UHS, based in King of Prussia, PA, owns and manages nearly 200 acute care inpatient psychiatric hospitals and residential psychiatric and behavioral treatment facilities nationwide. The allegations involved billing the Government for medically unnecessary inpatient behavioral health services and illegal kickbacks.

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COATESVILLE—A police reform bill sponsored by State Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester, that would bring about the most significant changes to Pennsylvania policing in at least 40 years was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday as Act 59 of 2020.

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PITTSBURGH, July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Gateway Health, a leading managed care organization focused on the total health of its members, today announced Ja'Ron Bridges has joined the organization as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In his new role, Ja'Ron will lead the company's Financial Planning & Analysis, Accounting, Actuarial, Procurement and Facilities departments.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Tuesday:

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EXTON, Pa., July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Spherix recently fielded a survey of 152 hematologists/oncologists in the US in order to assess the current and future treatment paradigms of anemia patients treated by this specialist population. According to the Market Dynamix(TM) survey, anemia is a highly prevalent co-morbidity for many of the patients under their management. Hematologists/oncologists frequently receive referrals for anemia work-ups from primary care physicians as well as certain specialists, including gastroenterologists, nephrologists, and OB-GYNs.

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GETTYSBURG, Pa., July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 16 at 1:00 pm EDT, OPEN MINDS will host the web briefing, Strategic Planning For Post-Disruption Recovery & Sustainability, for executives of health and human service organizations. Led by OPEN MINDS Senior Associate Joe Naughton-Travers, Ed.M., the web briefing will take a deep dive into the essential components for successful strategic planning in periods of market disruption.

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WEST READING, Pa., July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Tower Behavioral Health, a joint venture between Acadia Healthcare and Tower Health, will open today, July 14. The new behavioral health facility is located at 201 Wellness Way in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he supports legislation that extends millions of dollars in tax breaks to turn natural gas into fertilizer and other chemicals as it speeds through the Legislature after emerging from closed-door negotiations with top Republican lawmakers.

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PHILADELPHIA, July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Integral Molecular has launched an expanded panel of SARS-CoV-2 Reporter Virus Particles (RVP), which includes spike protein variants such as D614G and spike protein from other related coronaviruses. These variants will test the breadth of protection afforded by COVID-19 therapeutics and vaccines against newly emerging or resistant strains of the virus. Virus neutralization testing using RVPs is being adopted by vaccine companies for screening sera from clinical trials to provide rapid and safe testing under standard BSL-2 laboratory conditions.

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VALLEY FORGE, Pa., July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanguard today announced it will partner with Infosys (NYSE: INFY) as part of its ongoing strategy to enhance and evolve its full-service defined contribution (DC) business. This strategic partnership will deliver a technology-driven approach to plan administration and fundamentally reshape the corporate retirement plan experience for its sponsors and participants.

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KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- FinPay LLC announced today that Joe Coyne has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. Joe has an extensive background in Healthcare IT, and will play a key role in the design and development of FinPay's technology vision, strategies, and solutions. His work will be fundamental to the advancement of FinPay's technology, client system integration capabilities, and strategic planning to position FinPay technologically to meet the needs of hospitals and behavioral health systems in the ever-changing Healthcare industry.

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WEST CHESTER — Chester County will receive nearly $500,000 in funding to mitigate the risk of homelessness and prevent homelessness due to the impacts of coronavirus, state Senator Andy Dinniman announced this week.

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EXTON, Pa., July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced that Borns Group, a full service marketing, print and mailing services provider, has selected Ricoh to help deliver high-quality applications more quickly than ever before. Borns Group sought a platform that could help increase its already-impressive turnaround time, empowering them to take on more work and help take customers' applications and campaigns to market faster. After evaluating a number of inkjet options, Borns Group chose the RICOH Pro VC40000 which did just that and reduced turnaround times by up to 80%. In addition, the inkjet quality met the needs of their non-profit and fundraising customers who are incredibly dependent on accurate colors for brand recognition.

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WAYNE, Pa., July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- HandsFree Health(TM), provider of WellBe®, a secure, HIPAA compliant, voice-enabled virtual health assistant platform, today announced the company has filed a new patent to add to its technology portfolio. The patent-pending technology identifies individuals within a household so that each person has a secure and personalized health experience within the HandsFree Health platform.

BEIRUT (AP) — Facing a worsening economic crisis and with little chance of Western or oil-rich Arab countries providing assistance without substantial reforms, Lebanon’s cash-strapped government is looking east, hoping to secure investments from China that could bring relief.