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Ohio's Automatic Feed Company Honored By General Motors as a 2004 Supplier Of The Year
NAPOLEON, Ohio, May 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Automatic Feed Company, Inc., an ISO 9001: 2000 certified designer and manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding automation equipment, has been named as a General Motors Supplier of the Year for its overall business performance in providing GM with world-class equipment and services. The award was presented during ceremonies that were held Saturday, April 23 at the General Motors Vehicle Engineering Center in Warren, Mich.
Wilshire Associates Incorporated
Wilshire's Trust Universe Comparison Service Shows Median Loss of Just Under One Percent in the 1st Quarter for All Master Trusts
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The median performance of master trusts was down -0.85 percent in the first quarter of 2005, but up 7.2 percent for the last 12 months, according to the results of the Trust Universe Comparison Service(R) (TUCS(R)), a cooperative effort between Wilshire Analytics, the investment technology unit of Wilshire Associates, and custodial organizations. With 350 plan participants representing approximately $2 trillion in assets, TUCS is the most widely accepted benchmark for the performance of institutional assets and includes data from corporate and public plans as well as endowments and foundations.
Jaguar Resorts, Inc.
Board of Directors of Jaguar Resorts Inc. Cancels Merger Agreement With Simmetech Inc.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Board of Directors of Jaguar Resorts Inc. (Pink Sheets:JGRT), a Texas Corporation, cancelled the July 2004 merger agreement with Simmetech, Inc. Jaguar Resorts principals will simultaneously return 50,000,000 shares to the treasury. This return reduces the number of Simmetech shares from 71 million to 21 million. The 2004 agreement to merge was done in accordance with Jaguar Resorts' business plan, which provides for a development in San Miguel de Allende Mexico, and a critical need for historical financials so that the company could list its shares on the OTC Bulletin Board.
Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Occidental Petroleum Declares Dividend
LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) said today that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.31 per share on common stock payable July 15, 2005, to stockholders of record on June 10, 2005.
ProtoKinetix' Synthetic AFGP Dramatically Reduces Platelet Aggregation -- Clumping -- at Various Temperatures
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- ProteoCell Biotechnologies Laboratory announces further positive results using synthetic AFGP in blood platelet preservation. Platelet integrity was monitored over a period extending to 21-days. The study observed AFGP effect at 4-temperatures starting at 22 C degrees, down to 15 C degrees, 4 C degrees and finally 0 C degrees. Two concentrations of AFGP (1mg./ml and 4mg./ml) were used in addition to the negative control without AFGP. Aggregation is one of the primary and most definitive indicators of platelet degradation.
Ground Round Restaurant
Livonia Ground Round Opens With New And Exciting Look
LIVONIA, Mich., May 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Livonia Ground Round Grill & Bar has announced that on Monday, May 16, it will celebrate its newly remodeled interior and exterior with a special ribbon cutting ceremony and reception. The Mayor of Livonia, the Honorable Jack Engebretson, will preside at the ceremony.
Roberts Realty Investors, Inc.
Roberts Realty Investors, Inc. Announces Agreement to Sell Ballantyne Place Apartment Community
ATLANTA, May 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Roberts Realty Investors, Inc. (AMEX:RPI) announces it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its 319-unit Ballantyne Place apartment community located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The sales price is $37,250,000, with the buyer paying an additional $690,000 to reimburse the company for a previously paid loan commitment fee, resulting in a total price of $37,940,000 or $118,934 per apartment unit. The transaction, which the company expects to close in June 2005, is subject to customary due diligence and closing conditions.