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Young European Truck Driver Competition Launched: Scania Invites Heavy Truck Drivers all over Europe to Drive Safer
SODERTALJE, Sweden, Dec. 20, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Scania (NYSE:SCVa) (NYSE:SCVb) is organizing the biggest competition ever for heavy truck drivers in Europe in 2003. The competition is the first for heavy truck drivers to be organised in partnership with the European Commission. Participating as sponsors are Michelin, Shell and IRU (the International Road Transport Union). The focus is on road safety and fuel economy, as well as various aspects of precision manoeuvring, involving both theoretical and practical tests. The competition will run in a total of 20 European countries, including all current EU member states.
Cordiant Communications Group PLC
Cordiant Communications Group Plc: Board Changes
LONDON, Dec. 20, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Board of Cordiant (NYSE:CDA) announces that the reorganisation of the Bates Group, commenced in September 2002, is nearing completion. As a result, Michael Bungey intends to step down from the role of Cordiant CEO at the end of this year and will hand over the role to David Hearn with effect from January 1, 2003. Michael Bungey will continue as an executive director of Cordiant until March 31, 2003.
Polopoly: Sweden's Second Largest Newspaper Faster with New Technology
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 20, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Swedish tabloid Expressen has recently enjoyed a large upturn in popularity, showing increased sales of paper edition as well as an increased number of Website visitors. Last week, 642,000 unique individuals came to read the news on the site. As part of its bid to become the fastest Scandinavian newspaper, Expressen now moves the site to the technical platform of Swedish CM vendor Polopoly.
Ingrid Bahlenberg New Plant Manager at Kockums Karlskrona
MALMO, Sweden, Dec. 20, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ingrid Bahlenberg has been appointed the new Plant Manager at Kockums Karlskrona, with 900 employees. She currently holds the position of Plant Manager at Volvo Buss in Boras and will take up her new position on February 1, 2003. She succeeds Borje Appelqvist who is retiring.
The Joint Venture of TietoEnator and YLE will Start Operating on Jan. 1, 2003
ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 20, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- TietoEnator Broadcasting IT Oy starts operating on 1.1.2003. It is a joint venture between YLE, the Finnish Broadcasting Company, and TietoEnator (Other OTC:TTNTF) (Stockholm:TIEN). Matti Lehti, the CEO of TietoEnator, and Arne Wessberg, the CEO of YLE, signed the agreement on starting the business on Friday, 20.12.2002.
Petroleum Geo-Services ASA
PGS Board Member Steps Down
OSLO, Norway, Dec. 20, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Petroleum Geo-Services ASA ("PGS") (NYSE:PGO) (Oslo:PGS) today announced that its Board member, Endre Ording Sund, will step down effective today. This is a result of Mr. Sund assuming a key position in Orkla Enskilda Securities ASA.
Peab to Build New Road Near Sodertalje
FOERSLOEV, Sweden, Dec. 20, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Peab (Stockholm:PEABb) has won the contract to enlarge and extend road 225 east of Sodertalje. The client is the National Road Administration and the contract is worth SEK 120 million.
Thalamus in Multi-Million Dollar Deal for Metropolitan Area Network in Orebro
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 20, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Thalamus Operations AB (Other OTC:AVVBF) (Stockholm:THALb) has today concluded an exclusive agreement with Stadsnat i Orebro AB for assuming the role of communications operator in Orebro for a period of eight years. The value of the agreement may amount to as much as MSEK 152 over the term of the agreement. The City of Orebro has a population of 125 000 and is now demonstrating that it is at the cutting edge of IT infrastructure for its citizens.