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Port of Houston Authority
PHA Commission Delivers Bayport, Security, Capital Improvement Matters
HOUSTON, Sept. 29, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) commission approved several recommendations involving contract awards, bids and proposals, professional services and general administrative and operational matters during its public meeting on Thursday, September 29, 2005. Chairman Jim Edmonds presided over the meeting with Vice Chairman Kase Lawal, Commissioner Steve Phelps, Commissioner Jim Fonteno, Commissioner Jimmy Burke, Commissioner Cheryl Thompson-Draper, and Commissioner Janiece Longoria.
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp.
Integra LifeSciences Acquires Eunoe Inc.'s Intellectual Property Estate
PLAINSBORO, N.J., Sept. 29, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:IART) announced today that it has acquired the intellectual property estate of Eunoe, Inc. Prior to ceasing operations, Eunoe, Inc. was engaged in the development of its innovative COGNIShunt(R) system for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease patients. The COGNIShunt(R) system was evaluated under an FDA Investigational Device Exemption.
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Dividend Payment Approved
DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 29, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (Bank) announced today that it has declared a cash dividend of 1.40 percent per annum for the three month period that ended August 31, 2005. The dividend amount in part reflects the Bank's desire to accelerate achievement of its previously announced retained earnings target by nine months to March 31, 2006. The dividend will be credited to members' demand accounts effective with the close of business on September 30, 2005. For members that are not eAdvantage customers, the specific amount of the payment will be reflected on an Advice of Credit that will be mailed.
Colombia Goldfields Ltd.
Colombia Goldfields Signs $3 Million Exploration Deal
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 29, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Colombia Goldfields Ltd. (OTCBB:CGDF) is pleased to announce the signing of a definitive agreement with Investcol Limited, whereby the company has acquired an option to purchase a 100% interest in certain mining and mineral rights on three advanced gold properties known as the Caramanta concessions strategically positioned in the heart of the Marmato Mountain mining district.
Sciax Corp. Announces Name Change and Reverse Stock Split
BAY CITY, Mich. and TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sciax Corp. (Pink Sheets:SCXC) announced today that its Board of Directors have approved an amendment to Sciax's Certificate of Incorporation that would effect a name change to RMD Corp. and a reverse split of the shares of common stock at a ratio of 1 for 70. The company has filed with its transfer agent to request a new trading symbol and CUSIP number. Under the guidelines of regulatory and company act requirements the Directors deliberated the need and ratio of the reverse stock split and unanimously agreed that the restructuring is in the best interest of the Company. The company anticipates the effective date trading under the new symbol Oct. 14, 2005.