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FIC Shareholders Move to Adjourn Annual Meeting
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 13, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Shareholders of Financial Industries Corporation ("FIC") (Pink Sheets:FNIN) assembled on December 6, 2006 for the purpose of holding FIC's first shareholder meeting since July 2003. Because a quorum was not present, David Porter, a member of Improve FIC and the holder of proxies to vote a majority of the shares present in person or by proxy, moved to adjourn the meeting and reconvene on January 16, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau's New Washington, D.C. Sales Office Will Focus on National Associations and Other Potential Meeting Planners
HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 13, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Recognizing an opportunity to tap the largest association market in the nation - Washington, D.C. - and in response to the great success experienced by the new 540,000-square-foot Connecticut Convention Center, the Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau (GHCVB) has officially opened a Washington, D.C. office. The new office, located at 1211 13th Street, is managed by GHCVB National Sales Manager Karen Staples.
EMS Technologies, Inc.
EMS SATCOM Named Inmarsat's Outstanding Aeronautical Campaign for 2006
OTTAWA, Dec. 13, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- EMS SATCOM, a division of EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG), reported today it received Inmarsat's award for Outstanding Aeronautical Campaign for 2006. The award recognizes the company's efforts in building its airborne high-speed data business through an effective marketing program targeted at the aeronautical industry.
Solar Thin Films, Inc.
Solar Thin Films, Inc. Announces Second Shipment
BUDAPEST, Hungary, Dec. 13, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Solar Thin Films, Inc. (Pink Sheets:SLTF) (the "Company" or "Solar Thin Films") announced that its majority owned subsidiary Kraft Rt. ("Kraft") will reach an important target on December 18, 2006, by completing its second shipment of thin film photovoltaic production equipment to China for Terra Solar North America Inc. ("Terra Solar"), a major customer of the Company. Terra Solar is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Terra Solar Global. This shipment is part of an order Kraft received from Terra Solar in December 2005, for an aggregate purchase of approximately $5 million USD relating to the manufacturing of a 2.5 megawatt (MW) amorphous silicon photovoltaic production line.
Recine to Become Executive Vice President of Sysco Food Services of Metro New York, LLC
HOUSTON, Dec. 13, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY), North America's largest foodservice marketer and distributor, announced today that Frank S. Recine has been named executive vice president of Sysco Food Services of Metro New York, LLC, a broadline foodservice distribution subsidiary located in Jersey City, New Jersey. Mr. Recine, who currently serves as senior vice president of transportation, fleet, safety and security for that operation, will assume his new role effective January 1, 2007.
New Book Takes You to the Inner Workings of the Modern Human Mind
ITHACA, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Behavior-Economics defines behavior as a function-system implicit to the process life. In the brilliant new book, The Management of Fate, Eric Graf explores the function-implicit lawfulness in which the modern human existence generates itself in its diverse manifestations, while generating its own ecological conditions in the dynamic that characterizes the process Life.
MediciNova Establishes a European Subsidiary in the U.K.
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 13, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- MediciNova, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Global Market (Nasdaq:MNOV) and the Hercules Market of the Osaka Securities Exchange (Code number: 4875), today announced the establishment of MediciNova (Europe) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary incorporated under the laws of England and Wales. The purpose of this new subsidiary is to facilitate the clinical development of MediciNova's compounds for the European marketplace. MediciNova is pursuing global development strategies for its product candidate pipeline which today includes eight compounds being studied in ten different indications. For all eight compounds, the company owns the exclusive sales and marketing rights for all European countries. MediciNova (Europe) Ltd. will be headed by Richard Gammans, Ph.D., the company's Chief Development Officer, who is based in the U.S.