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Liska Biometry Announces LOI to Merge with Digital Card Systems
DOVER, N.H., Dec. 21, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Liska Biometry (OTCBB:LSKA), a provider of advanced biometrics solutions, today announced it has signed a letter of intent to merge with Digital Card Systems Inc. of Acton, MA, a privately held provider of integrated identification solutions and secure identification documents.
SmallCap Sentinel: Bulls on Drugs, a Sector Celebrates
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- "Recent news announcing a U.S. court ruling that upheld Pfizer's patents and blocked an effort by an Indian pharmaceutical company to launch a generic form of popular cholesterol drug Lipitor are being celebrated in biotech and pharma circles," stated SmallCap Sentinel analyst D.R. Clark. "Provided that the decision weathers an inevitable appeal, Pfizer's billion dollar market should be protected in the U.S. through 2011."
Nobel Biocare Demands Goteborg University to Produce Documents on NobelDirect Implants
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Dec. 21, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Based on Swedish law, Heliane Canepa, President and CEO of Nobel Biocare (Other OTC:NBCHF) in Gothenburg, has sent a formal request to the Vice-Chancellor at the Goteborg University asking for assistance in providing documents regarding alleged observations on NobelDirect implants. Nobel Biocare has made repeated requests to share the information, following the unsubstantiated criticism by two professors that NobelDirect is the cause for unexpected bone loss. Neither Nobel Biocare, nor the supervising authority, the Swedish Medical Products Agency, have as of today received any information supporting these allegations.
Royal Vegas Poker
Royal Vegas Poker Gives Players Cause to Celebrate Their Bad Beats
BELIZE CITY, Belize, Dec. 21, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Most players don't remember being dealt the great hands in poker; they just remember winning. However, ask a player about their bad beats and they can tell you every card and suit on the flop, the turn and the river. Now, for the first time, Royal Vegas Poker (www.royalvegaspoker.com) is giving players who suffer bad beats a cause to celebrate. Unfortunate victims of gut-wrenching losses can ease their pain with Royal Vegas Poker's new progressive Bad Beat Jackpot that's nearing $90,000, and growing.
PokerTime Progressive Bad Beat Jackpot Nears $90,000
BELIZE CITY, Belize, Dec. 21, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ask any poker player about their most memorable hand in poker and undoubtedly they will tell you about a bad beat. They remember every card and suit on the flop, the turn and the river. Now PokerTime (www.pokertime.com), a new online card room where everyday poker players are welcome and encouraged to play, is giving players who endure heart-breaking bad beats a cause to celebrate with a new progressive Bad Beat Jackpot that's nearing $90,000, and growing.
Crew Gold Corporation
Crew Gold Corporation Completes Second Tranche of Bond Offering
LONDON, Dec. 21, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Crew Crew Gold Corporation ("Crew") (TSE:CRU) (OSE:CRU) (Frankfurt:KNC) (Other OTC:CRUGF) announced that it has completed the second tranche of its previously announced private placement of bonds for gross proceeds of NOK 330 million (approximately CN$57 million). The bonds have an annual coupon of 6% per annum and are convertible at the option of the holder into common shares of Crew at NOK 11.00 (approximately CN$1.90) per share. On December 2, 2005, Crew issued the first tranche of the bonds for gross proceeds of NOK 990 million (approximately CN$171 million).
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Delta's New York Customers Soon Will Enjoy New Non-stop Flights to Miami, New Orleans
NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Delta Air Lines, one of New York LaGuardia's largest airlines, will be offering customers even more travel options to the Big Apple's preferred airport in the New Year. Effective Feb. 16, 2006, Delta will offer customers new non-stop daily flights between LaGuardia and Miami, and LaGuardia and New Orleans, bringing to 28 the number of non-stop destinations served from LaGuardia. Additionally, with the addition of Miami, Delta will offer customers the most flight choices between LaGuardia and Florida of any New York airline, with daily service to seven Florida cities.