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PricewaterhouseCoopers Predicts Former Soviet Bloc Countries and Host Nation to Outperform at the 2004 Athens Games
NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Almost fifteen years after the Berlin Wall was razed, many former Soviet bloc countries continue to win significantly more medals at the Olympic Games than would be predicted by the size of their economies, according to a new study by economists at PricewaterhouseCoopers. The analysis shows that this trend will continue to hold true during this summer's Olympic Games. It also reveals that host nations tend, on average, to boost their share of the total medals awarded by nearly two percentage points relative to what might be expected based on the size of their economies, which may be good news for Greece at the Athens Olympics.
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Halsey Drug Co., Inc. Reports Results for Second Quarter 2004
PALATINE, Ill., Aug. 9, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Halsey Drug Co., Inc. (OTCBB:HDGC) today announced a net loss of $(17,112,000) or $(0.79) per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2004, compared to a net loss of $(11,027,000) or $(0.52) per share for the same period in 2003. Included in results for the quarter is a charge of $13,812,000 or $(0.64) per share for amortization of debt discount and private offering costs compared to a charge of $5,916,000 or $(0.28) per share in the same three month period in 2003.
Millennium Chemicals Reports Second Quarter Operating Results
HUNT VALLEY, Md., Aug. 9, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Millennium Chemicals (NYSE:MCH) ("Millennium," or the "Company") today reported a net loss for the second quarter of 2004 of $7 million or $0.11 per common share. For the corresponding quarter of 2003, Millennium reported a net loss of $9 million or $0.14 per common share. Excluding designated items(Note 1), the second quarter 2004 net loss was $6 million or $0.10 per common share compared to a net loss of $4 million or $0.06 per common share for the corresponding quarter of 2003.(Note 2)
Nano-Proprietary Develops Thin Film Transistors Utilizing Carbon Nanotubes For Flexible Microelectronic Applications
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 9, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Austin, Texas-based Nano-Proprietary, Inc. (OTCBB:NNPP), through its subsidiary, Applied Nanotech, Inc. (ANI), today announced that it has developed a low-cost process for manufacturing thin film transistors utilizing monolayers of well-dispersed single wall carbon nanotubes. The monolayer random network of single wall carbon nanotubes was deposited at room temperature from a solution using a process that is fully compatible with polymeric substrates that are the base of large area flexible microelectronics. The thin films transistors were built on silicon oxide but other dielectric materials are also suitable. The mobility performance of these transistors, even at this early stage, is an order of magnitude better than amorphous silicon or organic semiconductor transistors. Furthermore, this new type of transistors may considerably improve the sensitivity of ANI's carbon nanotube based sensor technology, with the transistors providing intrinsic amplification of the sensor detection signals.