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Volvo Receives Order for 2,000 City Buses in China
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Dec. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Volvo Buses has received its biggest order so far in China. Shanghai's largest transport company, SHANGHAI BA-SHI (GROUP) INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD, has ordered 2,000 Volvo B6R buses, for delivery by summer 2007.
RP-606 Rights Revert to Medivir
HUDDINGE, Sweden, Dec. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Medivir announced today that all rights relating to the development of RP-606 (MIV-606), an oral antiviral being developed for the treatment of herpes zoster (shingles) and post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), the chronic pain which is associated with shingles, have been reverted to Medivir. The reversion is effected by way of a mutual termination of the license agreement with Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which is now focusing on the marketing and development of its portfolio of cardiovascular products.
Katrina Dog Rescue
Kim Basinger to Appear At Hurricane Katrina Super Adoption
SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Dec. 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Academy Award winning actress, Kim Basinger, will appear at Hurricane Katrina Super Adoption this Sunday, December 11th at Barker Hangar, Santa Monica. She will pitch in as a dog handler at the New Leash On Life booth alongside fellow animal rescue volunteers. Hurricane Katrina Super Adoption is hosted by two Los Angeles based animal rescue organizations, New Leash On Life and Rescue For Ruffugees.
Port of Houston Authority
Photo Release -- Port Organizations Sign Agreement
HOUSTON, Dec. 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- A Memorandum of Agreement between the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (OAS-CIP) and the International Navigation Association (formerly Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses, or PIANC) was signed on Wednesday, December 7 at the Hilton Americas - Houston Hotel. The agreement provides the basis for mutual understanding and cooperation between the two organizations by acknowledging their common purposes and interests. As hosts of the OAS-CIP's executive board meeting, the Port of Houston Authority's Chairman Jim Edmonds and Executive Director Tom Kornegay delivered remarks focusing on building and promoting trade relationships and opportunities among ports throughout the U.S. and Latin America.
JetBlue Airways Corporation
JetBlue to Waive Change Fees and Fare Differences to Assist Customers as Winter Weather Approaches the Northeast
NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU) announced today that it will waive change fees and any fare differences to allow customers who have reservations for travel tomorrow, December 9, to or from Newark, LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports in New York, as well as Boston and Washington, DC, to postpone their plans provided they rebook and travel by Tuesday, December 13, to avoid inclement weather in the area.
Izard Nobel LLP
Schatz & Nobel, P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against EVCI Career Colleges Holdings Corp. -- EVCI
HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The law firm of Schatz & Nobel, P.C., which has significant experience representing investors in prosecuting claims of securities fraud, announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of all persons who purchased the publicly traded securities of EVCI Career Colleges Holdings Corp. ("EVCI" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:EVCI) between February 23, 2004 and October 20, 2005 (the "Class Period").
Cubic Energy, Inc.
Cubic Energy, Inc. Announces Plans to Acquire Additional Bethany Longstreet Acreage and Provides Update on Drilling Program
DALLAS, Dec. 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Cubic Energy, Inc. (OTCBB:QBIK) ("Cubic" or the "Company") announced today it expects to enter into a purchase agreement with Tauren Exploration, Inc. ("Tauren") whereby the Company would acquire from Tauren certain Bethany Longstreet leasehold interests, the amount of which is expected to exceed 10,000 acres (gross). The acquisition is subject to (i) approval by the Cubic Board of Directors, and a Special Committee formed by the disinterested Directors and/or advisors retained by such Special Committee, (ii) completion of due diligence, (iii) requisite Cubic shareholder approval to increase the number of authorized common shares and (iv) the closing of a significant financing transaction.
Izard Nobel LLP
Schatz & Nobel, P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against FARO Technologies, Inc. -- FARO
HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The law firm of Schatz & Nobel, P.C., which has significant experience representing investors in prosecuting claims of securities fraud, announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida on behalf of all persons who purchased the publicly traded securities of FARO Technologies, Inc. ("FARO" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:FARO) between May 6, 2004, and November 3, 2005 (the "Class Period"). Also included are all those who acquired FARO's shares through its acquisition of !Qvolution.
The Rosen Law Firm PA PC
Investor Update: The Rosen Law Firm Reminds Barrier Therapeutics Investors of the December 12, 2005 Deadline to Participate in the Class Action -- BTRX
NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Rosen Law Firm (http://rosenlegal.com) reminds investors that they have until December 12, 2005 to seek appointment by the Court as Lead Plaintiff in the class action lawsuit filed by the Rosen Law Firm on behalf of purchasers of Barrier Therapeutics, Inc, ("Barrier" or the "Company'') (Nasdaq:BTRX), common stock during the period between April 29, 2004 and June 29, 2005 (the "Class Period"). Shareholders who purchased Barrier stock in the Initial Public Offering ("IPO") on April 29, 2004 and/or in its Secondary Offering on February 9, 2005 are also included in this class action.