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The Secrets of Time
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., May 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The president of the United States is an alcoholic, a megalomaniac, a manipulator, and a liar. But he isn't completely bad. He is, after all, planning the most ambitious space project of all time: a manned voyage to Mars. Unfortunately, he has not shared his scheme with the nation; the American people are, in the president's estimation, "not ready to handle it." Neither has he disclosed the eerie prophecies of the newly discovered "Bet She'an" codex, predictions that have given urgency to the Mars mission. President Randall Garvey is not alone in his quest. His friendships with the president of Russia and the prime minister of Japan have helped him devise the greatest covert operation in history.
Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd
Basilea's Antibiotic BAL5788 - Unlikely to Induce Resistance in MRSA
BASEL, Switzerland, May 03, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Basilea Pharmaceutica AG presented in vitro data yesterday at the 14th European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), demonstrating that BAL9141 (the active component of prodrug BAL5788) is unlikely to induce significant resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphyloccus aureus (MRSA). In addition, data was presented demonstrating that MRSA are less prone to develop resistance to BAL5788 than to either linezolid or moxifloxacin.
Prestigious International Developer Chooses Viscount's MESH Security System
BURNABY, British Columbia, May 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Viscount Systems Inc. (OTCBB:VSYS) today announced that its flagship MESH system has been selected by the Millennium Group to be installed at two exclusive Condominium developments. The systems will include a full complement of MESH technology including MESH Touch Screens, MESH card access, elevator control and gate control.
Getac Mobile Laptop Meets the Extreme Environmental Specifications for Military Computing
LAKE FOREST, Calif., May 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Getac Inc., a leading pioneer of rugged portable computers, today announced their highly ruggedized MobileForce(tm) A770 notebook computer was awarded MIL-STD-461E certification, for the Department of Defense's (DoD) Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) standard that defines the extreme environments found in military settings. Coupled with the laptop's MIL-STD-810F certification for drop, vibration, and environmental extremes, this highlights the A770's flexibility, portability and all-terrain capability to operate in demanding military environments as well as in other tough field applications such as emergency services, public safety, law enforcement, field maintenance or wherever the environment is a challenge in itself.
CALAMOS Asset Management, Inc.
CALAMOS Convertible Opportunities and Income Fund (CHI) Announces Regular Dividend
NAPERVILLE, Ill., May 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- CALAMOS Convertible Opportunities and Income Fund (NYSE:CHI) (Cusip No.: 128117108) announced today the declaration of a dividend distribution of $0.15 per share, payable on May 28, 2004, to shareholders of record on May 14, 2004. Assuming the foregoing, the ex-dividend date should be May 12, 2004. The dividend equates to a current annualized yield of 9.44% (See Note 1) based on the $19.07 market price as of April 30, 2004. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
CALAMOS Asset Management, Inc.
CALAMOS Convertible and High Income Fund (CHY) Announces Regular Dividend
NAPERVILLE, Ill., May 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- CALAMOS Convertible and High Income Fund (NYSE:CHY) (Cusip No.:12811P108) announced today the declaration of a dividend distribution of $0.1219 per share, payable on May 28, 2004, to shareholders of record on May 14, 2004. Assuming the foregoing, the ex-dividend date should be May 12, 2004. The dividend equates to a current annualized yield of 9.66%(1) based on the $15.15 market price as of April 30, 2004. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Scania foresees a bright future
SODERTALJE, Sweden, May 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- "Overall, 2003 turned out to be a rather good year, and this year has started better than expected. Our R-series has been very well received in our sales organisation," said Leif Ostling, President and CEO of Scania at today's Annual General Meeting in Sodertalje when he summarised 2003 and outlined prospects for the next few years.
Trimedyne's Laser And Re-Usable Optical Fibers Now Eligible For New, Higher Medicare Reimbursement
IRVINE, Calif., May 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Trimedyne, Inc. (OTCBB:TMED) today announced its 80 Watt Holmium Laser and Re-usable Optical Fibers are eligible for Medicare's new reimbursement rate for laser procedures to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia ("BPH"), commonly referred to as an enlarged prostate, a condition affecting approximately 50% of men over age 55. An estimated 2 million Americans require treatment for BPH annually, and almost 200,000 surgical procedures to treat BPH are performed each year in the United States.