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Financial Executives International
CFO of Los Angeles Dodgers to Address Financial Executives International
LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Los Angeles chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) today announced that Cristine Hurley, Chief Financial Officer of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will address the organization regarding the financial issues unique to professional sports such as revenue sharing arrangements, the Major League Baseball collective bargaining agreement, and insurance. Hurley is responsible for budgeting, financial reporting and strategic planning as well as Information Systems and Merchandise/Vero Beach Finance for the baseball team.
BP to Sell Gyda Field Interests to Talisman
LONDON, May 19, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- BP (NYSE:BP) (LSE:BP) announced today that it has agreed to sell its 61 per cent operated share of the Gyda field for USD90 million in a cash transaction to Talisman Energy Norge AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Canadian based company Talisman Energy Inc.
Harsco Unit Signs Agreement with Northrop Grumman to Provide Scaffolding Services at Gulfport Shipyard
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Worldwide industrial services and products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today that its Patent Construction Systems division has entered into a new, open-ended agreement with Northrop Grumman Corporation to provide scaffolding and related access services at its Gulfport, Mississippi shipyard, where some of the United States' newest and most advanced Naval ships are being constructed. Additional locations are also under discussion.
Precise Biometrics AB
Precise Biometrics Implements Cost Reduction Program
LUND, Sweden, May 19, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Precise Biometrics AB (Other OTC:PBMTF) has resolved to implement a program to reduce the company's current costs. This measure will have the effect, among other things, of achieving positive cash flow more quickly. The company estimates that approximately ten people of a total of 47 employees may need to leave the company. Besides reducing costs, the program will also enhance the company's focus on sales of IT security products, primarily on the US market. Within the framework for the planned cost reduction program, the company plans to reduce the number of employees in its head office in Lund, in areas such as administration, sales, management and support functions.
Small Town Radio, Inc.
Small Town Radio Files For Reorganization under Chapter 11
ATLANTA, May 19, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Small Town Radio, Inc. (OTCBB:STWI) announced that on Sunday, May 18, 2003, it filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Act. Mr. Dan Hollis, Chairman and CEO, stated: "The filing became necessary both to preserve the Company's assets for the benefit of its proven creditors as well as to provide the Company with breathing room to reorganize its business and its financial structure." Mr. Hollis added: " We anticipate continuing to operate in the ordinary course during the Chapter 11 process and filing a plan for reorganization in due course as contemplated by the Bankruptcy Act."