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NCC Serves Notice to 195 Employees in Stockholm
SOLNA, Sweden, June 13, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Due to the downturn in the Stockholm office and housing market, NCC Construction Sweden is serving employment-termination notices to 150 craftsmen and 45 salaried employees.
Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.
Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. Purchase Of Own Shares
DUBLIN, Ireland, June 13, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. ("AIB") (NYSE:AIB) announces that on 12 June 2003, it purchased 2,500,000 of its ordinary shares, at an average price of 12.511 Euro, to be held as treasury shares.
Federal Security Protection Services Inc.
FSPS, Inc. and Iris Broadband, Inc. Agree to Unwind Merger
NEW ORLEANS, June 12, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Federal Security Protection Services, Inc. ("FSPS") (OTCBB:FSPS) announced that the Board of Directors voted to reverse the tax-free stock exchange acquisition agreement of Iris Broadband, Inc. and FSPS. Blair Merriam, the newly elected President and CEO of FSPS said, "This action came about as further assessment was done of the potential to develop profitable markets in the areas of Homeland Security and Internet Security services. Given the prolonged downturn in the economy and delays in significant government funding of Homeland security legislation it has been extremely difficult to create a successful and revenue producing business model." Gary O'Neal and Michael Landers resigned as President/CEO and Vice President of Finance, respectively, and as Directors. Two other Directors, John Fentum and Thomas Polich also resigned.
The Law Office of John G. Watts
The Law Office Of Charles H. Jung Announces Continuing Class Actions
SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The law office of Charles H. Jung today announced that it is continuing with the securities class actions it commenced on February 28, 2003 on behalf of shareholders who purchased or otherwise acquired the common stock (but excluding purchasers of each company's initial public offering) of any of the following companies during the following time periods:
Accel Healthcare Communications, Inc.
Accel Advertising's Maria Casini Honored as Industry `Rising Star' by Healthcare Businesswomen's Association
NEW YORK CITY, June 12, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Maria Casini, V.P., Creative Director, Accel Advertising (a division of Accel Healthcare Communications) was honored on May 1st at the 2003 Woman of the Year award luncheon, sponsored by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA). HBA Rising Stars are up-and-coming professionals in various sectors of the healthcare industry, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, advertising, public relations, medical education and market research, among other fields.
Ibbotson Sales Ideas Accompany FRC Advanced Research Studies
CHICAGO, June 12, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ibbotson Associates, a leading provider of investment tools and knowledge, has teamed with Financial Research Corporation (FRC), a leading research and consulting firm, to offer sales ideas based on FRC advanced research studies. Five sales ideas will accompany each research study. The sales ideas can be customized with a firm's name and logo. All sales ideas are NASD-reviewed and available for Internet distribution.