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First State Financial Corporation
First State Financial Corporation Announces Dividend
SARASOTA, May 15, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- First State Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:FSTF), a bank holding company based in Sarasota, Florida, announced today a quarterly dividend of 7 cents per share of outstanding stock, an increase of 16.7 percent over the prior quarter's cash dividend. The dividend is payable on June 30, 2006 for shareholders of record on June 15, 2006.
Quill Announces Winner of Its 50th Anniversary National Sweepstakes
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., May 15, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- In a national sweepstakes sponsored by office supply leader Quill Corporation to commemorate its 50th anniversary, Decatur County Hospital in Leon, Iowa, took a step "back to the future" by winning first prize: a completely restored Ford(R) 1956 Thunderbird(R), valued at more than $68,000. The selection of the 1956 classic car was not a coincidence, since its manufacturing year coincides with the 50th anniversary of Quill.
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Delta Adds Non-Stop Service Between Sioux Falls and Atlanta
ATLANTA, May 15, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Delta Air Lines will begin new nonstop daily service between Sioux Falls, S.D. and its largest hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this summer. Effective Aug. 7, Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines will offer customers one daily round-trip flight between the two cities featuring the quiet and comfortable Bombardier CRJ200 jet aircraft. Sioux Falls is the 14th domestic destination added from Atlanta since last fall, as part of a continuing effort to improve and increase service levels to and from Atlanta.
Madagascar Oil Completes US$60 Million Private Placement
NEW YORK and LONDON, May 15, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Madagascar Oil Ltd, a London headquartered oil exploration and production company holding the largest current onshore exploration and development rights in Madagascar, announced that it has completed a US$60 million private placement of 40 million common voting shares at a share price of US$1.50.
Proposal Software, Inc.
Leading Edge Proposal Management Software PMAPS Integrated with eASE Exchange, Consultant Database Updating Tool
WESTPORT, Conn., May 15, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Good news for institutional asset managers comes in the form of an announcement today by John A. Laurino, CEO of Proposal Software, Inc. Laurino announced a major enhancement in his company's leading edge proposal management software Proposal Management and Production System (PMAPS(r)), Financial Edition v2006. PMAPS is now integrated with eASE Exchange, a powerful tool used by asset managers to streamline the burden of updating consultant databases with asset, performance, characteristics, and other requested data.
Time Targeted Mobile Polling Service to Provide New Insights Into the Moviegoing Experience
LOS ANGELES and BOSTON, May 15, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nielsen Entertainment, a leading group of strategic consulting and market research companies, Enpocket (www.enpocket.com), the leader in intelligent mobile marketing, and MovieTickets.com, the leader in on-line movie ticketing, today announced that they are working together to power the first ever time targeted mobile consumer opinion initiative. Coupled with this initiative, Nielsen Entertainment announced it has been building a mobile panel which will also serve as a mechanism to grow the custom research offerings of Nielsen Entertainment's Mobile Division.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
James Webb Space Telescope Sunshield Membrane Passes Critical Space-Readiness Tests
REDONDO BEACH, Calif., May 15, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- A Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC) team successfully completed a series of stringent tests that proved a key element of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) can function successfully in its planned space environment. Northrop Grumman is prime contractor for JWST and leads the telescope's overall system design and development effort under contract to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.