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NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.
NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. Announces Third Quarter 2005 Earnings Conference Call
NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE:NRF), an internally managed REIT specializing in fixed income, structured finance and net lease investments in commercial real estate, announced today that it will host a conference call to discuss third quarter 2005 financial results on Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. Hosting the call will be David Hamamoto, president and chief executive officer, and Mark Chertok, chief financial officer and treasurer. A press release with third quarter 2005 financial results will be issued after the market close on November 8, 2005.
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Delta Announces New Domestic Long-haul Song Service
ATLANTA, Oct. 28, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Delta Air Lines announced today that it will tap the best features of its highly acclaimed Song product to launch a new and unique long-haul domestic Song service for Delta customers. The plan to merge Song into the Delta travel experience includes:
Volvo Seriously Concerned about Accusations of Bribes to Iraq
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Oct. 28, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- AB Volvo takes a serious view of the accusations of bribes leveled at the company in a report from the UN. "We are now investigating the matter more closely to determine what has happened," says Volvo's CEO Leif Johansson. "If it is confirmed that the accusations are valid and improper actions have occurred, we will naturally take actions."
Ericsson: Leading Mobile Wireless Technology Companies call on European Commission to Investigate Qualcomm's Anti-Competitive Conduct
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 28, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Broadcom, Ericsson, NEC, Nokia, Panasonic Mobile Communications and Texas Instruments have each filed Complaints to the European Commission requesting that it investigate and stop Qualcomm's anti-competitive conduct in the licensing of essential patents for 3G mobile technology.The companies state that Qualcomm is violating EU competition law and failing to meet the commitments Qualcomm made to international standard bodies around the world that it would license its technology on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms. Absent these commitments, the WCDMA 3G standard would not have been adopted. Qualcomm is infringing these rules by:
Discovery Laboratories, Inc.
Discovery Labs' Surfaxin Granted Orphan Drug Designation for the Treatment of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
WARRINGTON, Pa., Oct. 28, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSCO) today announced that the Office of Orphan Products Development of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to Discovery's lead product, Surfaxin(r), for the treatment of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (also known as Chronic Lung Disease, CLD) in premature infants. Surfaxin, a precision-engineered lung surfactant replacement therapy, has received an Approvable Letter from the U.S. FDA for the prevention of Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in premature infants and is pending approval.