latest news releases from the newsroom
Changes in Skandia's management work
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 16, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Jennifer Rhule, 42, has been named Head of Human Resources at Skandia. Jennifer Rhule has been active at Skandia since 1997, most recently as head of leadership development for the group. Prior to joining the Skandia group, she has a long record of leadership experience in organizational and cultural development and human resources, including from Pepsico, Rank Xerox and Bank of America. Rhule, who is currently stationed in Stockholm, will begin working from London this autumn and has also been made a member of the executive management.
Duart Chooses Digital Vision's Bitpack for DVD Encoding
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 16, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Duart Film & Video has chosen the BitPack-SD Pre-mastering workstation from Digital Vision for their DVD-encoding. While the video is encoded by the BitPack-SD, audio will be handled by the Digital Vision BitPack Audio encoder, which simultaneously encodes the audio with the picture, reducing the possibility of lip-sync delays.
Numico -- video interviews with Chairman and CEO
ZOETERMEER, The Netherlands, April 16, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Numico implements new Dutch Corporate Governance CodeIndepth interviews available now on www.cantos.com with Rob Zwartendijk, Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Jan Bennink, President and Chief Executive.
Ahold Announces Appointments at U.S. Foodservice
ZAANDAM, Netherlands, April 16, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ahold today announced the names of the new executive leadership team that will lead its American subsidiary U.S. Foodservice under CEO Lawrence Benjamin. The company also announced the reorganization of U.S. Foodservice's field operations. Commenting on these changes, Ahold CEO Anders Moberg said: "Putting this new leadership team and organizational structure in place means that we have reached another important milestone at U.S. Foodservice in our 'Road to Recovery'. I am confident that these changes will help the company restore its competitive strength."
ACME Communications, Inc. to Present at the A.G. Edwards Media and Entertainment Conference
SANTA ANA, Calif., April 15, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- ACME Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ACME) announced today that Jamie Kellner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Doug Gealy, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Tom Allen, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the A.G. Edwards Media and Entertainment Conference, being held April 19-21, 2004 at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. ACME management is scheduled to present on Monday, April 19, 2004 from 10:20 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Pacific Time (1:20 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Eastern Time).
Culture Clash in the Middle East -- New thriller tells of foreign workers' clash with Saudi Arabian government
NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 15, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- When an oil boom hits Saudi Arabia in the 1970s, the country pours its staggering profits into its infrastructure and its educational and health care systems. Foreign workers from around the world flood into the kingdom to provide services. In R. Santamaria's new novel, Expatriate Games (now available through AuthorHouse), she tells of the cultural clash foreign workers face with the repressive Islamic culture and of the secret life they try to keep hidden.