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XsunX Transparent Solar Cell on Thin-Film Plastics Moves Closer to Ushering in a New Generation of Energy Efficient Buildings
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- XsunX, Inc. (OTCBB:XSNX), developer of Power Glass(tm) -- an innovative solar technology that allows windows to produce electricity from the power of the sun, announced today that its recent development of transparent solar cells on thin-film plastics has moved the Company closer to its goal of having its Power Glass(tm) technology used in the design and construction of modern buildings. The Company's Power Glass(tm) initiative is driven by the growing worldwide interest in the building integration of renewable energy systems.
Italian Energy Trader Burgo Energia Selects KWI
HOUSTON and LONDON, June 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- KWI, the leading provider of risk management and trading software for the global energy industry, today announced that Italy's Burgo Energia has chosen KWI to manage its energy trading requirements. Burgo Energia, the energy services company for Cartiere Burgo, (the Italian paper manufacturer), will use KWI software to help it trade more effectively on the Italian power exchange.
Autoliv Shows New Rollover Protection System
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- At the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) international conference held in Washington, D.C., Autoliv Inc. -- the worldwide leader in automotive safety -- showed a new seat belt and an airbag system for rollover protection. According to the tests, the system could eliminate virtually all serious head and neck injuries in rollover crashes, as long as the roof of the vehicle can withstand the ground impact without extensive intrusion.
Extraordinary General Meeting of Sandvik AB
SANDVIKEN, Sweden, June 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Notice is given to the shareholders in Sandvik AB that an Extraordinary General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 28 June 2005, at 2:00 p.m. at Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Naringslivets Hus), Storgatan 19, Stockholm, Sweden. Registration for the Meeting will commence at 1:00 p.m.
Actelion Launches Tracleer in PAH in Japan
ALLSCHWIL, Switzerland, June 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Actelion Ltd (SWX:ATLN) (Other OTC:ALIOF) announced today that Tracleer(r) (bosentan) is now available upon prescription to all patients in Japan. In early April, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare had granted formal approval of Tracleer(r) for the treatment of all forms of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension PAH (WHO class III and IV). In early June, the same authority has granted full reimbursement status for this orally available dual endothelin receptor antagonist. Tracleer(r) is being made available in Japan through Actelion's own affiliate, with initially 35 territory managers focusing on hospital-based physicians.
Special Olympics Southern California
Media Advisory -- Special Olympics Southern California Holds 2005 Summer Games
LONG BEACH, Calif., June 7, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) will hold its annual Summer Games on June 10, 11 and 12 at California State University, Long Beach (CSU - Long Beach). SOSC provides athletic training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Athletes, their coaches and 3,000 volunteers will stage competitions in aquatics, basketball, golf, tennis, bocce and gymnastics. The Summer Games weekend will include the Breakfast with Champions, featuring keynote speaker Matt Leinart, USC Quarterback and Heisman Trophy Winner.
500,000 Member Milestone Reached - openBC Widens Its Lead Amongst Profitable Global Business Networking Providers
HAMBURG, Germany, June 7, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Since the launch of the openBC.com platform in November 2003, there has been an extremely enthusiastic uptake of the service by business people and networking professionals alike, leading to rapid growth in membership numbers in more than 200 countries. Recently the total number of openBC members decisively broke through 500,000 users and future growth is forecasted to accelerate as more and more business professionals find out just how effective openBC is in gaining them new business opportunities.
Strategic Distribution, Inc.
SDI Announces Extension Of Stock Repurchase Program
BRISTOL, Pa., June 7, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- SDI (Strategic Distribution, Inc.) (Nasdaq:STRD), a leading provider of MRO supply chain management services in North America, today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has authorized the extension of its 2001 stock repurchase program under which the Company is authorized to repurchase up to 1,000,000 shares of Strategic Distribution Common Stock. The extension is effective immediately and is expected to continue for a period of one year unless further extended by the Company's Board.