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Extraordinary General Meeting of Sandvik AB
SANDVIKEN, Sweden, June 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Notice is given to the shareholders in Sandvik AB that an Extraordinary General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 28 June 2005, at 2:00 p.m. at Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Naringslivets Hus), Storgatan 19, Stockholm, Sweden. Registration for the Meeting will commence at 1:00 p.m.
Actelion Launches Tracleer in PAH in Japan
ALLSCHWIL, Switzerland, June 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Actelion Ltd (SWX:ATLN) (Other OTC:ALIOF) announced today that Tracleer(r) (bosentan) is now available upon prescription to all patients in Japan. In early April, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare had granted formal approval of Tracleer(r) for the treatment of all forms of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension PAH (WHO class III and IV). In early June, the same authority has granted full reimbursement status for this orally available dual endothelin receptor antagonist. Tracleer(r) is being made available in Japan through Actelion's own affiliate, with initially 35 territory managers focusing on hospital-based physicians.
Special Olympics Southern California
Media Advisory -- Special Olympics Southern California Holds 2005 Summer Games
LONG BEACH, Calif., June 7, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) will hold its annual Summer Games on June 10, 11 and 12 at California State University, Long Beach (CSU - Long Beach). SOSC provides athletic training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Athletes, their coaches and 3,000 volunteers will stage competitions in aquatics, basketball, golf, tennis, bocce and gymnastics. The Summer Games weekend will include the Breakfast with Champions, featuring keynote speaker Matt Leinart, USC Quarterback and Heisman Trophy Winner.
500,000 Member Milestone Reached - openBC Widens Its Lead Amongst Profitable Global Business Networking Providers
HAMBURG, Germany, June 7, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Since the launch of the openBC.com platform in November 2003, there has been an extremely enthusiastic uptake of the service by business people and networking professionals alike, leading to rapid growth in membership numbers in more than 200 countries. Recently the total number of openBC members decisively broke through 500,000 users and future growth is forecasted to accelerate as more and more business professionals find out just how effective openBC is in gaining them new business opportunities.
Strategic Distribution, Inc.
SDI Announces Extension Of Stock Repurchase Program
BRISTOL, Pa., June 7, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- SDI (Strategic Distribution, Inc.) (Nasdaq:STRD), a leading provider of MRO supply chain management services in North America, today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has authorized the extension of its 2001 stock repurchase program under which the Company is authorized to repurchase up to 1,000,000 shares of Strategic Distribution Common Stock. The extension is effective immediately and is expected to continue for a period of one year unless further extended by the Company's Board.
Sempra Energy Declares Common Dividend
SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The board of directors of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) today declared a quarterly dividend of 29 cents per share of common stock. The current dividend is payable July 15, 2005, to shareholders of record on June 23, 2005.
Penn's Landing Corporation
Colorful Entertainment, Unique Cuisines and Interesting Crafts Highlight The Asian Festival
PHILADELPHIA, June 7, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- In its second year, as part of the PECO Energy Multicultural Series, the Asian Festival will be another celebration of entertainment, music, culture and food. The rich color, sounds, and sights of multiple Asian cultures are a unique experience not to be missed. This FREE event will take place on the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street. The Asian Festival celebrates 15 Asian cultures in one event spanning over a two-day period -- June 18, 2005 and June 19, 2005 from 12 Noon to 8pm. The PECO Energy Multicultural series is ten different culturally rich and free festivals that take place at Penn's Landing throughout the summer. Independence Blue Cross is the presenting sponsor of the 2005 Summer Season at Penn's Landing.