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SeaDrill Limited -- Regarding Smedvig ASA ("Smedvig")
HAMILTON, Norway, Jan. 6, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- SeaDrill Limited ("SeaDrill") has in notices to the Oslo Stock Exchange on January 4 and 5, 2006 notified the market that it has sought to establish whether or not it is possible to gather a satisfactory level of pre-acceptances for a voluntary offer for Smedvig ASA ("Smedvig").
China Digital Animation Development, Inc.
Maui General Store and Trinity BioGenics Prepare to Meet FDA Guidelines for Future Adult Stem Cell Studies in the United States
HANA, Hawaii, Jan. 6, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Maui General Store, Inc. (OTCBB:MAUG) and Palmera Holdings, Inc. dba Trinity BioGenics, announced today that The Stowe Foundation, with whom Trinity holds a license to commercialize stem cell technology findings, has retained the services of Dr. May Jacobson of The CBR institute for Biomedical Research. Dr. Jacobson, an affiliate of Harvard's medical school, will assist The Stowe Foundation in regulatory compliance issues regarding the its upcoming clinical studies on adult stem cells in Mexico City. The Stowe Foundation asked Dr. Jacobson to review the Foundation's technology platform to ensure the study meets FDA standards. The Foundation will begin treating chronic heart failure patients with the adult stem cells in early 2006. These study data will form the basis for a preclinical meeting with the FDA later in the year for approval to test the protocol in the United States. Dr. Jacobson spent several days at Angeles Hospital in Mexico City reviewing the protocol and interviewing the transplant medical team. Dr. Jacobson made several technical corrections to the protocol to ensure the clinical trial will meet FDA guidelines. The Stowe Foundation's technology platform is the basis for Maui General Store and Trinity BioGenics' entry into adult stem cell therapy.
Vales Consulting Group LLC
Business Process Outsourcing: Joe Vales and Gil Parker Recognized as 2006 Superstars by Editors of HRO Today
NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Joseph Vales and Gil Parker, the market leaders in providing marketing and business development services to the global information technology outsourcing (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO) industries, have been selected as 2006 HRO Superstars by the editors of HRO Today, the HR outsourcing industry's preeminent trade publication. The annual list recognizes the most influential and respected corporate buyers, service providers, strategy consultants and thought leaders for their achievements and contributions to the global HR outsourcing industry.
MEDirect Latino, Inc.
MEDirect Latino Inc. Announces Expanded Media Campaign for 2006
PLANTATION, Fla., Jan. 5, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- MEDirect Latino Inc. (Pink Sheets:MLTO) (www.medirectlatino.org), the first national provider of direct-to-consumer Medicare reimbursed medical products focused exclusively on chronic diseases afflicting the Hispanic community, today announced the expansion of the Company's media with prime time broadcast of its 60 second television commercial spot on the Telemundo Broadcast Network.
NFJ Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund
NFJ Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund Reports Results for the Fiscal Quarter and Nine Months Ended October 31, 2005
NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- NFJ Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund (the "Fund") (NYSE:NFJ), a closed-end management investment company which seeks current income and gains, with a secondary objective of long-term capital appreciation, today announced its results for the fiscal quarter and nine months ended October 31, 2005.
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Delta Air Lines Reports December Traffic
ATLANTA, Jan. 5, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Delta Air Lines today reported traffic results for December 2005(1),(2). System traffic for December 2005 decreased 2.7 percent from December 2004 with a capacity decrease of 5.1 percent. Delta's system load factor was 75.3 percent in December 2005, up 1.8 points from the same period last year.