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Urban Outfitters, Inc.
Urban Outfitters' Reports Holiday Sales Up 26 Percent
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 5, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Urban Outfitters, Inc. (Nasdaq:URBN), a leading lifestyle consumer products company operating under the Anthropologie, Free People and Urban Outfitters brands, today announced record sales for the two-month period beginning November 1 and ending December 31, 2005.
Golar Signs Contract with Keppel Shipyard for Construction of the World's First LNG Floating Storage and Regasification Unit
OSLO, Norway, Jan. 5, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Golar LNG Limited is pleased to announce that the company has signed a contract with Keppel Shipyard Limited of Singapore for the first ever conversion of an existing LNG carrier into a LNG Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU). Keppel Shipyard Limited is the leading ship repair yard for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) carriers outside Japan. Moss Maritime of Norway (a Saipem company) has prepared the conceptual specification for the FSRU and will carry out the design and engineering.
SeaDrill Limited: Extension of Potential Voluntary Offer
HAMILTON, Norway, Jan. 5, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- SeaDrill Limited ("SeaDrill") has in a notice to the Oslo Stock Exchange (January 4, 2006) notified the market that it is seeking to establish before 09.00 CET today whether or not it is possible to gather pre-acceptances for a voluntary offer from 1/3 of the capital or votes in Smedvig ASA ("Smedvig").
Stora Enso Oyj
Stora Enso Withdraws from Consumer Board Project in China
HELSINKI, Finland, Jan. 5, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Stora Enso (NYSE:SEO) today announced that after detailed due diligence process, Stora Enso has decided to withdraw from the previously announced project in consumer board production in China. A letter of intent to start a joint venture with Chinese Foshan Huaxin Packaging Co., Ltd. was signed in August 2005.
Nobel Biocare Holding AG Bone Loss Allegations Are Not Supported
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Jan. 5, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nobel Biocare (Other OTC:NBCHF) formally requested papers and other data as public and official documents, according to the Swedish law principle of public access to official records. The request was made since the two professors, Tomas Albrektsson and Lars Sennerby, since May 2005 had issued serious allegations concerning Nobel Biocare's dental implant NobelDirect. But documents and data in the meantime received from Goteborg University only cover 27 patients instead of the much larger number initially referred to. The information is anecdotic; there are no indications of this material being part of a systematic review and by no means as complete as requested. They contain no scientifically or statistically relevant evidence supporting the allegations.
China-AsiaStocks.com -- New Growth Opportunities for the Coal Industry Due to High Oil Prices and Increased Demand for Steel
POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Jan. 5, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- www.China-AsiaStocks.com (CAS), an investor and industry news portal for the China-Asia sector, provides an exclusive overview entitled "New Growth Opportunities for Coal Industry Worldwide". The demand for coal is rising due to high oil prices and increasing applications in steel, with China as the major driving force. Industry participants BHP Billiton, Puda Coal, a Chinese coking coal producer, Massey Energy, and Fording Canadian Coal Solar, provide viewpoints on the critical influences within the current coal industry.
Aquila to Apply to Cass County for Special Use Permit for Its South Harper Peaking Facility
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Aquila, Inc. (NYSE:ILA) announced today that in keeping with a December 20, 2005 ruling from the Missouri Court of Appeals, it will file an application for a special use permit for its South Harper Peaking Facility in Cass County, Mo. Review of the Court of Appeals decision will not be pursued. "The court has defined paths for us to pursue and we will comply with its order," said Norma Dunn, Aquila's senior vice president, Communications and Stakeholder Outreach.
Photo Release -- Panasonic Continues Record of Battery Innovation; Outperforms Energizer and Duracell Alkaline in Digital Cameras
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Panasonic today announced new and improved Oxyride(tm) Extreme Power(tm) batteries based on nickel oxyhydroxide (NiOOH) chemistry. First introduced to U.S. consumers in July 2005, the original Oxyride batteries represent their first major innovation in primary battery technology since the alkaline battery in 1965. The new and improved Oxyride batteries, available in spring 2006, have been proven in independent lab testing to last longer and deliver the best value-per-picture in digital still cameras when compared with alkaline batteries from Panasonic, Duracell and Energizer.