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Johnson C. Smith University
Groundbreaking Technology at JCSU Could Have Major Impact on Homeland Security and Aviation Safety
CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 9, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Johnson C. Smith University is the only educational institution and one of few companies in the United States to possess an emerging technological development having potential applications in homeland security and aviation safety. This project, funded by the NASA Glenn Research Center, has allowed the passive millimeter-wave (PMMW) imager to be built and delivered to JCSU for further evaluation and research. It may open the door to new ways of handling airport security, aircraft landing, space shuttle diagnostics and battlefield combat.
ZAANDAM, Netherlands, May 9, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ahold (NYSE:AHO) wishes to make clear that the internal legal investigation into accounting irregularities at U.S. Foodservice, as stated in its announcement of May 8, 2003, is continuing in close co-operation with PricewaterhouseCoopers' forensic accounting work.
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Markland Technologies, Inc. Announces Letter of Intent to Purchase Facial Recognition Firm
RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 9, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Markland Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:MKLD), (www.marklandtech.com) announced today that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to acquire BioDentity Systems Corporation, based in Ottawa, Canada (www.biodentity.com), which specializes in integrated facial recognition solutions. BioDentity is the first vendor to provide a comprehensive turnkey face biometric security solution -- from image capture to processing -- designed to enhance border control, aviation security and homeland security. BioDentity's SecurIDent(tm) facial recognition technology and ID2PASS(tm) person and document inspection systems can be implemented as primary security and clearance systems or added to any existing facial recognition system to enhance performance and reliability.
Transfer of SEK 40.6 Million to Tripep's Shareholders via Share Buyback
HUDDINGE, Sweden, May 09, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Tripep has acquired 1,353,205 of the company's own shares by way of its buy-back offer. This offer gave shareholders the right to sell one in ten of their shares for SEK 30 in cash. This in turn entails the transfer of approximately SEK 40.6 million to Tripep's shareholders.