latest news releases from the newsroom
Port of Houston Authority
Photo Release -- PHA Names Aston Hinds Environmental Affairs Manager
HOUSTON, Dec. 7, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) today announced the appointment of Aston Hinds as Environmental Affairs Manager. Hinds' principle responsibilities will be to ensure the port maintains proper regulatory compliance, to implement strategies to meet stakeholder expectations, and to continue improvement in environmental performance.
News release from the Annual General Meeting of AB Lindex
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 7, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Annual General Meeting of AB Lindex held on 7 December 2004 approved the Board of Directors' proposal to pay the shareholders a dividend of SEK 15.00 per share. 10 December 2004 was set as the record day for the right to receive a dividend. The dividend will be remitted by VPC on 15 December 2004.
Dow Jones Indexes
Dow Jones Wilshire U.S. Style Indexes to Roll Out in Early 2005
NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global-index provider, and Wilshire Associates Incorporated, the world's leading investment consulting, investment management and investment technology firm, today announced the early 2005 rollout of the Dow Jones Wilshire U.S. Style index benchmarks. The new index series will cover five investment "styles" -- large-capitalization growth, large-cap value, small-cap growth, small-cap value and micro-caps -- reflecting the make-up of the Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 index.
That Caucafrican Distraction -- A Clever and Humorous Novel on Dual Heritage and Affirmative Action
RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 7, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Meet Ernest Karlsson, blue-eyed and tanned all year round, and a weasel in getting what he has set himself for--chairmanship of one of the biggest companies in the country. He sees a way to his ambitions by marrying the homely daughter of the big boss. But Ernest has one dirty little secret--he is hiding his true identity and his black heritage. In a witty and provocative hypothetical scenario to the state's policy of affirmative action, author H.W. Benjamin spins an engrossing novel entitled That Caucafrican Distraction.
Equitable Life Assurance Society
Equitable Life Assurance Society - Extending Invitation
London, United Kingdom, Dec. 7, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Equitable Life Assurance Society ("the Society") today announced, in connection with its 4 November 2004 invitation to holders of the Bonds to submit offers to sell Bonds to the Society for cash (the "Invitation"), that it is extending the Invitation to the effect that the Invitation will now expire at 3:00 pm London time on 8 December 2004. Except for this change of the expiration date of the Invitation to 8 December 2004, the terms and conditions of the Invitation remain unchanged. As at 3:00 pm London time on 6 December 2004 approximately GBP300,000 principal amount of Bonds had been tendered at a price of GBP800 per GBP1,000 principal amount of Bonds. Pursuant to the Invitation offers of tendered Bonds may be withdrawn at any time prior to the expiration time on 8 December 2004.
Silverpop CEO Receives Top Honor from DMA Council
ATLANTA, Dec. 7, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Silverpop, a leading provider of comprehensive permission-based email marketing solutions, announced today that its CEO, Bill Nussey, is the recipient of the Direct Marketing Association's Marketing Technology and Internet Council Annual Award of Excellence.