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Atlas Copco to Acquire South African Construction Equipment Business
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 28, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Atlas Copco South Africa Pty Ltd. has signed an agreement to acquire assets of Consolidated Rock Machinery (Pty) Ltd. (CRM). The acquired business has annual revenues of approx. MSEK 160 and 65 employees. The purchase price was not disclosed. The acquisition is subject to approval from local authorities.
Elekta Solutions Dominate IGRT Presentations at Major European Radiation Therapy Meeting
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 28, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- This week has seen the holding of the 8th Biennial ESTRO meeting on Physics and Radiation Technology for Clinical Radiotherapy -- and the pre-meeting workshop on 'Image Guided Radiotherapy' taking place in Lisbon, Portugal. This meeting has seen presentation of a record 38 papers on Elekta technologies -- with 25 specifically regarding Elekta's Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) portfolio. These papers clearly demonstrated that Elekta Synergy(r) is still the only linear accelerator with integrated 3D Imaging capability in routine clinical use.
Head NV is pleased to announce that it has appointed Gerald Skrobanek as Managing Director of the Diving Division
AMSTERDAM and ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 28, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Head N.V. (NYSE:HED) (VSX:HEAD), a leading global manufacturer and marketer of sports equipment, announced that Gerald Skrobanek will be promoted to the Executive Vice President of the Diving Division. He will take up his position on September 28th. 2005 when he will also be appointed as President of HTM Sport S.p.A Italy.Gerald replaces Stefano Di Martino who has spent the last two years restructuring the Diving Division, improving both its profitability and performance and we would like to thank Stefano for his contribution to the group and wish him all the best in his new role.
Compass Group -- Live Analyst Presentation
CHERTSEY, U.K., Sept. 28, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- COMPASS -- trading update. Live audio webcast of analyst presentation on www.cantos.com with Michael J Bailey, CEO, and Andrew Martin, FD, available from 0930BST (LSE:CPG) (Other OTC:CMPGF).
Converium Holding AG
Converium Holding AG: Revised Loss Estimate for Hurricane Katrina
ZUG, Switzerland, Sept. 28, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Based on an expected insured industry loss of US$ 50 billion, Converium now estimates gross losses from hurricane Katrina to be in the range of US$ 20 -- 40 million. This estimate compares with a range of US$ 10 -- 20 million given early September based on an expected industry loss of US$ 25 billion.
Calypso Wireless, Inc.
Calypso Walks Away With Frost & Sullivan's Wi-Fi Technology of the Year Award
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 28, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Frost & Sullivan is proud to present Calypso Wireless Inc. (Pink Sheets:CLYW), with the 2005 Wi-Fi Technology of the Year Award for its revolutionary automatic switching of network access points (ASNAP) patented technology (U.S. Patent number 6,680,923), that enables a seamless roaming between global systems for mobile communications (GSM)-based cellular / GPRS and 802.11-based Wi-Fi networks.
Hydril Provides Status of Operations Following Hurricanes
HOUSTON, Sept. 27, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Hydril's (Nasdaq:HYDL) Houston operations were shut down Thursday, September 22 through Monday, September 26 due to Hurricane Rita and resumed normal operations at all three facilities Tuesday morning, September 27. These facilities employ approximately 50% of Hydril's worldwide manufacturing workforce.