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Transmeridian Exploration, Inc.
Transmeridian Exploration Provides Update On Field Status
HOUSTON, July 16, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Transmeridian Exploration Incorporated (AMEX:TMY) today announced that it has received approval from the government working group on monitoring of gas utilization programs to extend its current year permit for flaring associated gas until November 1, 2007 and to increase the original permitted allowance of 7 million cubic meters to 20 million cubic meters during such period. This approval allows the company to flare gas within this cumulative volume without penalty, subject to implementation of its amended gas utilization plan, providing for use of the gas in a local manufacturing facility, by November 1, 2007. If the gas utilization plan is not implemented by such date, the company would be subject to fines for gas production above the original permitted allowance. The working committee is composed of representatives of several government ministries, including the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) and the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP). The working committee protocol also requires the company to obtain consent of the MEP to its amended gas utilization plan, which has already been approved by the MEMR. The company intends to submit its application for such approval on or about July 20, 2007 and anticipates receiving all necessary consents and approvals from both national and local authorities on or about July 27, 2007.
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
New York Racing Franchise Contender Capital Play, Inc. Announces VLT Partnership With Mohegan Sun
UNCASVILLE, Conn., July 16, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Capital Play, Inc. (www.capitalplayny.com), the highest bidder for New York State's thoroughbred racing franchise, and the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (or "MTGA"), the owner and operator of the most spectacular and successful casino in the Northeast -- Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut -- and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, today announced that they have entered into an agreement under which MTGA will develop and operate the video lottery terminal (VLT) component of Capital Play, Inc.'s bid, subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions.
The Brualdi Law Firm
The Brualdi Law Firm Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Bioenvision, Inc.
NEW YORK, July 16, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Brualdi Law Firm announces that a securities class action has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Bioenvision, Inc. The suit is on behalf of persons who sold shares of Bioenvision, Inc. securities ("BIVN" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:BIVN) during the period from May 1, 2007 through May 28, 2007 (the "Class Period").
Idaho Independent Bank
Idaho Independent Bank Announces Increase to Stock Buyback Plan
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, July 16, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Jack W. Gustavel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Idaho Independent Bank ("IIB") (OTCBB:IIBK), announced that IIB's Board of Directors has authorized an amendment to IIB's previously announced 2007 Stock Buyback Plan ("2007 Buyback Plan") to increase the maximum amount that may be expended for the repurchase of shares by $5,000,000 to an amount not to exceed $7,000,000 in the aggregate. As of July 16, 2007, $1,346,115 had been expended, leaving $5,653,885 of the $7,000,000 maximum available for future repurchases under the amended 2007 Buyback Plan.
RCM Technologies, Inc.
RCM Technologies, Inc. Announces Conference Call
PENNSAUKEN, N.J., July 16, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- RCM Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:RCMT) will hold a conference call on Thursday, August 9, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time to discuss the financial results for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2007. The teleconference dial-in numbers are (888) 632-5950 for domestic callers and (713) 481-1320 for international callers.
Photo Release -- Entegris Sets New Standard for High-flow WEC Contamination Control
CHASKA, Minnesota, July 16, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Entegris (Nasdaq:ENTG) is setting the new standard for liquid contamination control of nano-scale particles in wet etch and clean (WEC) manufacturing processes used in advanced semiconductor applications with the launch of its Torrento(tm) family of high-flow liquid filters. The new membrane technology provides users exceptional flow performance without compromising retention at a 20nm pore size rating. Torrento filters also feature Entegris' industry-standard, non-dewetting surface technology for use in a high-flow recirculated bath with aggressive aqueous chemistries.
Washington Federal, Inc.
Washington Federal Announces 3rd Quarter Earnings
SEATTLE, July 16, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Washington Federal, Inc. (Nasdaq:WFSL), parent company of Washington Federal Savings, today announced earnings of $34,265,000 or $.39 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2007, compared to $35,337,000 or $.40 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2006, a 3.0% decrease in earnings. For the nine months ended June 30, 2007 earnings were $101,132,000 or $1.15 per diluted share, compared to $107,823,000 or $1.24 per diluted share for the nine months ended June 30, 2006, a 6.2% decrease in earnings.
Photo Release -- Entegris Unveils Advanced Bulk Gas Purification System
CHASKA, Minn., July 16, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Today at SEMICON West, Entegris, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTG) introduced an advanced bulk gas purification system that allows manufacturers to purify large volumes of purge gases used in dry and immersion-based lithography tools, an area of increasing importance as wafer lens sizes continue to grow. The Entegris Aeronex(r) Gas Purification System (AGPS) Z2 series brings advanced contamination control technology to bulk gas purification. As part of the Entegris Clarilite solution, the AGPS will also help increase protection against reticle haze.
Photo Release -- Entegris Adds Manual Purge Station to Its Clarilite Solution
CHASKA, Minn., July 16, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Today at SEMICON West, Entegris, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTG) announced that it has added the RSPX Manual Purge Station to its Clarilite Certified solution for preventing reticle haze. The addition of the RSPX station to the Clarilite solution gives manufacturers greater protection against reticle haze by purging the reticle pod as it waits for the next process step.