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Skanska increases focus on residential development through new Nordic business unit
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 14, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) --Skanska is creating a new business unit for residential development in Sweden, Finland and Norway -- Skanska Project Development Residential Nordic Region. Skanska's development of residential projects is being removed from the Nordic construction units and will form a business unit exclusively aimed at project development.
Skanska Strengthens Senior Executive Team
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 14, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Skanska is intensifying its focus on improved profitability and growth in its core operations. As a step in this effort, the Senior Executive Team is being strengthened and several senior executives are being assigned new duties in the Group.
Trintech Group Plc
Select Comfort Streamlines Funds Management Processes with Trintech's ReconNET System and DataFlow Transaction Network
DUBLIN, Ireland and DALLAS, Sept. 14, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Trintech (Nasdaq:TTPA) (Prime Standard:TTP), a leading provider of transaction management and payment infrastructure solutions, today announced that Select Comfort, the United States' leading bed retailer and creator of the SLEEP NUMBER(r) bed, has selected ReconNET to automate the verification and reconciliation of its bank deposits, credit card transactions and disbursements for its retail and distribution channels. Select Comfort has also selected Trintech's DataFlow transaction network to complete the automation of its financial processes through collection, formatting and delivery of daily banking data.
Crucell Grants IAVI Exclusive License to use AdVac Technology for AIDS Vaccine
LEIDEN, The Netherlands, Sept. 14, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dutch biotechnology company Crucell and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) have signed an exclusive license agreement to develop an AIDS vaccine based on Crucell's AdVac(r) technology. Crucell expects to receive development funding and substantial upfront, annual and milestone payments, as well as royalties on future HIV vaccine sales. Further financial details were not disclosed.
NOAA Fisheries - Office for Law Enforcement
First Federal Arrests and Convictions for Shark Finning
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- On September 9, Cresento Bacaling and Conchito Cagas, Jr., plead guilty to federal violations of the federal natural resource anti-trafficking law, the Lacey Act and the Shark Finning Prohibition Act. This is the first United States arrest, charge, and conviction for federal criminal violations of the Lacey Act with underlying violations of the Shark Finning Prohibition Act since the shark finning ban was implemented in 2002.
CALAMOS Asset Management, Inc.
CALAMOS Releases Monthly Closed-End Fund Portfolio Data
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Sept. 13, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- CALAMOS INVESTMENTS has released the monthly portfolio data for August including asset allocation, quality allocation, representative holdings, sector weightings and other fund characteristics for the CALAMOS Convertible Opportunities and Income Fund (NYSE:CHI) (Cusip No.: 128117108), the CALAMOS Convertible and High Income Fund (NYSE:CHY) (Cusip No.: 12811P108) and the CALAMOS Strategic Total Return Fund (NYSE:CSQ) (Cusip No.: 128125101).
Stock Emporium.com Launches New Website Focusing on Undervalued Companies
OAK HILL, Va., Sept. 13, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Stock Emporium.com announced today it has launched a new Website, www.stockemporium.com, specifically focusing on low-priced and under-followed issues targeting the small-cap and micro-cap exchange-related investing community. Currently, company profiles can be found on the Website for Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU), Satellite Phone Source (Pink Sheets:SPHI) and Tropical Beverage (Pink Sheets:TPBV). In addition, Stock Emporium has features on BP International, HEE Corporation, Composite Technology, U.S. Wind Farming and American Dairy.