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Budget Waste Inc.
Budget Waste Inc. is On-Track to Meet Annual Revenue Growth Forecast of 800 Percent
CALGARY, Alberta, Dec. 12, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Budget Waste Inc. (Pink Sheets:BDGW) announced today that it expects to meet or exceed their original 800% annual revenue growth forecast. Jim Can, CEO and President stated, "We have accelerated our growth strategy through acquisitions and expansion of existing services to take advantage of Alberta's hot economy. We started off with approximately $1.2 million in annual revenues and based on the current market, our activity level and recent month end results, we are on track to meet or surpass the 800% growth forecast." Due to significant public interest in the company, Budget Waste Inc. (BWI) is releasing the following corporate update:
Epigenomics AG: PITX2 Prostate Cancer Molecular Classification Test Successfully Transferred to Affymetrix Diagnostic Platform
BERLIN and SEATTLE, Dec. 12, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Epigenomics AG (Frankfurt:ECX) announced today that it successfully transferred its prostate cancer molecular classification test, based on the PITX2 biomarker, to the Affymetrix GeneChip(tm) platform. This step, a milestone towards completing product development and initiating pivotal studies, was accomplished only six months after concluding a strategic partnership with Affymetrix Inc. (Nasdaq:AFFX). As previously reported, this partnership provides Epigenomics with access to Affymetrix's industry leading in vitro diagnostic microarray platform for commercialization of Epigenomics' tissue based product portfolio. The concordance study demonstrated that the prototype real-time PCR assays used in the research phase could be transferred to the Affymetrix platform. An excellent 97.8% agreement between the methods was observed.
Brawner Appointed President and CEO of Sysco Food Services of Columbia, LLC
HOUSTON, Dec. 11, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY), North America's largest foodservice marketer and distributor, announced today that Michael K. Brawner has been named president and chief executive officer of Sysco Food Services of Columbia, LLC, a SYSCO broadline distribution subsidiary located in Columbia, South Carolina. Mr. Brawner currently is executive vice president for that company and will assume his new role effective January 1, 2007.
Bruce H. Matthews Named President and CEO of Sysco Food Services of Charlotte
HOUSTON, Dec. 11, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY), North America's largest foodservice marketer and distributor, announced today that Bruce H. Matthews has been named president and chief executive officer of Sysco Food Services of Charlotte. Mr. Matthews, currently president and chief executive officer at SYSCO's Columbia, South Carolina operation, will assume his new position on January 1, 2007.
US Family Health Plan
Health Plan for Local Military Families Ranks Among America's Best
SEATTLE, Dec. 11, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- A national health plan tailored for military families and offered in the Puget Sound area is winning rave reviews from its more than 11,000 local members as one of the highest-ranked health plans in America. US Family Health Plan, sponsored by the Department of Defense and celebrating 25 years of serving uniformed services personnel, delivers care in King and Snohomish counties through the Pacific Medical Centers to dependents of active-duty service men and women, activated reservists and National Guard members, and military retirees and their eligible family members.
Stubblefield Announces Planned Retirement From SYSCO Corporation
HOUSTON, Dec. 11, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY) today announced that John K. Stubblefield, Jr., the company's executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer, has announced his planned retirement, effective July 1, 2007. SYSCO also announced that William J. DeLaney has been named senior vice president, financial reporting, effective January 1, 2007, and that following Mr. Stubblefield's retirement and pending final Board approval, Mr. DeLaney will assume the position of executive vice president and CFO on July 1, 2007.