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Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania Announces Nine Technology Assistance Engagements
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 18, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nine southeastern Pennsylvania companies, Creative Industries, Inc., Dynamis Therapeutics, Inc., Laminators, Inc., Materials Sciences Corp., Norquay Technology, Inc. PHOTECH Corp., Sentry Technology, Inc., Smarter Agent, Inc., and Versilant Nanotechnologies, Inc., have engaged Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP) to help further their research and development efforts.
'The Hugh Hefner of Fitness' Publisher, Robert Kennedy, Launches a New Magazine for Men Only with Pictorials, Gorgeous Fitness Models and Feature Articles Such as '198 Worst Pick-Up Lines' That Work
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Robert Kennedy, successful publisher of some of the most widely read fitness magazines (MuscleMag, American Health & Fitness, and Oxygen), launches another hit with his latest publication ... AMERICAN CURVES. This premier issue will be available on all major newsstands nationwide at the end of November. AMERICAN CURVES, a Maxim meets Playboy type magazine, which is steamy in content, will feature the world's most famous fitness models with bodies to die for in super sexy attire. Aside from pictorials and editorials that will keep the men coming back for more, plus reader input sharing wild stories and Q&As, this magazine stands apart from the rest.
Telenor to Become Main Shareholder in Utfors; Strengthens Nordic Position
OSLO, Norway, Nov. 18, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Telenor (Nasdaq:TELN) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the board of Utfors, the Utfors bank consortium, Utfors restructuring committee and shareholders representing 34.4 per cent of shares and votes in Utfors, to become the main owner of Utfors. The company will thereby be part of Telenor's strategy in the Nordic business communications market. The transaction is dependent upon, among other things, the agreement of the company's principal creditors and court approval of the proposed debt settlement of 25 per cent.
Faruqi & Faruqi LLP
CORRECTION: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces Filing of Class Action Lawsuit Against Footstar, Inc.
NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Notice is hereby given that a class action lawsuit was commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of all purchasers of Footstar, Inc. ("Footstar" or the "Company") (NYSE:FTS) securities between February 8, 2002 and November 12, 2002, inclusive (the "Class Period"). A copy of the complaint filed in this action can be viewed on the firm's website at www.faruqilaw.com.
Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
PA Chamber Annual Human Resources Conference to Address: Skyrocketing Health Care Costs, WC Fraud, Emergency and Crisis Management, Workplace Discrimination and Many Other Perplexing Personnel Problems
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 18, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Unprecedented rates of employee litigation, high employee turnover, skyrocketing benefit costs, and Workers' Compensation fraud are just a few of the tough issues facing Pennsylvania employers today -- any one of these can make or break any type of company, and all of which will be addressed in detail at the:
Viscount Systems Inc.
Viscount Reports Higher Revenues, Reduced Losses
BURNABY, B.C., Nov. 18, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Viscount Systems Inc. (OTCBB:VSYS) President and CEO Stephen Pineau is pleased to announce The Company has reported improved financials for its third quarter. Sales for the three months ended September 30, 2002 were $905,642. This was an increase of 17% over the $776,290 recorded for the same period in 2001 and the company's second consecutive quarterly increase. The company loss improved to $219,876 compared to the $380,125 loss in the second quarter of 2002. The company reported a profit of $23,742 for its third quarter of 2001 before the company went public.