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Port of Houston Authority
Photo Release -- PHA Small Business Development Program Delivers Successes
HOUSTON, June 22, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) celebrated the fourth anniversary of the Small Business Development Program (SBDP) with a reception on Wednesday, June 21. The celebration at the Gus S. Wortham Theater was attended by more than 450 invited guests including participating SBDP vendors, representatives of the City of Houston, METRO, Houston Minority Business Council, U.S. Small Business Administration and the Women's Business Enterprise Alliance as well as several political and civic leaders. KTRK-13 anchor Melanie Lawson served as Mistress of Ceremonies.
The Pomerantz Firm Charges Escala Group, Inc. With Securities Fraud -- ESCL
NEW YORK, June 22, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP (www.pomerantzlaw.com) ("Pomerantz") has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, against Escala Group, Inc. ("Escala" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:ESCL) and certain of its officers and directors, on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of the Company during the period from September 5, 2003 -- May 10, 2006, inclusive (the "Class Period"). The complaint alleges violations of Section 10(b) and Section 20(a) of the Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.
LifeLock Identity Theft Service Protecting CoSIDA Members
CHANDLER, Ariz., June 22, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- LifeLock CEO Todd Davis announced this afternoon that the nation's leader in identity theft prevention will partner with CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) to protect its members from the problems associated with ID theft. LifeLock will also serve as a major corporate sponsor for the organization through June of next year.
Noah's Wish Urges Pet Owners to Prepare a Disaster Plan as Wildfires Burn Throughout the West
NEW YORK, June 22, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- As wildfires rage in Arizona, Colorado and other states across the West, Noah's Wish, the organization that rescues, shelters and cares for animals during disasters is issuing an alert to pet owners, farmers and ranchers to take steps before a catastrophic situation to reduce the chances of loss, injury or death. By assembling a disaster kit and putting an evacuation strategy into place, animal owners go a long way in ensuring the safe transfer of their animals. Noah's Wish is on alert and standing by to assist individuals, communities and animal shelters in crafting a disaster plan and can be reached by visiting www.noahswish.org or by calling the organization's home office at 916-939-9474.
GSI Group Announces $7 Million Purchase Order for Mixed Signal Systems
BILLERICA, Mass., June 22, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- GSI Group Inc. (Nasdaq:GSIG) announced a multiple system purchase order in excess of $7 Million for Wafer Trim systems used in the production of mixed signal analog chips for the electronics and automotive industries. To date GSI has announced orders for shipments of Wafer Trim systems totaling over $18 million in 2006. Deliveries for this latest order are scheduled to be throughout the year.
Nolan Named Executive Vice President of Sysco Food Services of Portland, Inc.
HOUSTON, June 22, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY) announced today that John E. Nolan has been named executive vice president at Sysco Food Services of Portland, Inc., a broadline foodservice subsidiary located in Wilsonville, Oregon. Mr. Nolan, who currently serves as senior vice president of merchandising at that operation, will assume his new position effective July 2, 2006, the beginning of SYSCO's fiscal year 2007.