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Abrams Hospitality Marketing
Radio Show Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams Debuts 'Traveling Paws' in Spring Issue of Fido Friendly Magazine, Publisher Sims Announces
BOSTON, Jan. 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Radio's leading travel expert, Stephanie Abrams, host of the nationally syndicated travel show, Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams, and premier travel authority on the radio show Traveling Feet, will make her debut in the March issue of Fido Friendly Magazine with travel tips on pet-friendly destinations, hotels, attractions, and information of value to travelers with dogs. Each quarter, her new column, Stephanie Abrams' Traveling Paws, will inform Fido Friendly readers about travel trends including Fido-friendly restaurants and foreign travel. According to Publisher and co-founder, Susan Sims, "Not only are we delighted to have Stephanie Abrams join our editorial team bringing with her vast experience in the travel industry, but one can readily see that with her own english springer spaniels, Teddy Bear, Molly and Beau, whose photos are positioned prominently on her award-winning web site, www.sabrams.com, Stephanie speaks 'dog' fluently."
Audio Lunchbox Launches MP3 Subscription Program
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- On the heels of thrilling news that digital sales have increased 148% industry wide from 2004 to 2005, Audio Lunchbox has developed a new subscription program that will allow new and repeat customers to get even more bang for their buck!
Converium Holding AG
Converium -- January Renewals 2006
ZUG, Switzerland, Jan. 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Converium will hold a conference call for the investment community and is pleased to invite you to participate. This call will be webcast live on the Internet, via the Company's web site, at www.converium.com. Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes before and ensure that you have Real Media Player(tm) or Windows Media Player(tm).
Telenor Strengthens in Asia and Europe -- New Group Management Members Appointed
OSLO, Norway, Jan. 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Telenor's mobile commitments in Asia and Europe are becoming increasingly important to the Group. Telenor is therefore appointing two of its most experienced executives -- Arve Johansen and Jan Edvard Thygesen -- to head its commitments in these regions. Coordination across the Group's operations is also strengthened as two new members are appointed to the Group Management. Telenor is now establishing Asia and Eastern/Central Europe as separate areas of responsibility, with dedicated Executive Vice Presidents, as Telenor has previously done with its Nordic operations. Arve Johansen will head Telenor's commitments in Asia, and Jan Edvard Thygesen will head the Group's commitments in Eastern/Central Europe. Both Johansen and Thygesen are experienced members of Telenor's Group Management.
MorphoSys and Chemicon International Enter into Worldwide Licensing Agreement for Research Antibodies
MARTINSRIED, Germany, Jan. 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- MorphoSys AG (Frankfurt:MOR) (Prime Standard Segment:TecDAX) and Chemicon International, Inc., a subsidiary of Serologicals Corporation (Nasdaq:SERO) today announced that they have signed a three-year agreement for the distribution of HuCAL(r)-based recombinant research antibodies through Chemicon's worldwide sales network. MorphoSys's Antibodies by Design unit will develop antibodies from its proprietary HuCAL GOLD(r) antibody library against targets identified and supplied by Chemicon, a leading provider of research tools. Chemicon may market the licensed HuCAL(r)-based research antibodies for use in in vitro research as stand-alone products or as components of reagent kits. In addition, Chemicon may also market the antibodies for clinical diagnostic applications. The parties are aiming to complete 100 research antibody projects per year over the three year life time of the agreement. MorphoSys receives payment for antibody generation, optional additional fees, and royalties on all products. Further financial details were not disclosed.