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Port of Houston Authority
Photo Release -- Health & Human Services Secretary Leavitt Visits Port
HOUSTON, Nov. 21, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt visited with officials from the Port of Houston Authority, Customs and Border Protection and the Food and Drug Administration at the PHA's Barbours Cut Terminal to discuss import safety and ways to better protect consumers. As the holiday season approaches, many Americans have questions about the safety of food and products they buy -- many of which are imported.
Sky Detective, Inc.
Orange County Order Reconfirms Gang Problem and Sky Detective's 'Cure'
BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 21, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- An Orange County judge is taking a stand against gang activity. According to a recent article in the Orange County Register (http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1923983.php), a new preliminary injunction is set in place to restrict the activity of two rival gangs by creating zones in San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente in an attempt to prevent gang members from coming into contact with each other. The injunction states that any alleged gang members found within these zones can be arrested. This injunction reconfirms the problem of gangs throughout the country and yet the limited resources of the police officers on the street proves that combating gangs is a constant struggle for the justice system.
Unified Grocers Approved for Membership in IGA
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Unified Grocers(1) announced today that it has been approved for membership in the IGA Alliance. IGA is the world's largest voluntary supermarket network with aggregate worldwide retail sales of more than $21 billion per year.
WSB Financial Group
WSB Financial Receives NASDAQ Notice Due to Delay in Filing Form 10-Q
BREMERTON, Wash., Nov. 21, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- WSB Financial Group (Nasdaq:WSFG), the parent company of Westsound Bank, today announced that, as expected, it has been contacted by NASDAQ regarding its listing status due to the delay in filing its quarterly report. The Company will request a hearing before a NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel to appeal potential delisting. The Company's appeal and request for a hearing will automatically stay the suspension of the Company's securities and the delisting of the Company's securities pending the Panel's review and determination.
The Korea Fund, Inc.
The Korea Fund, Inc. Reports Results of Its 2007 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- On November 21, 2007, The Korea Fund, Inc. (NYSE:KF) reported the results of its 2007 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The Annual Meeting to elect two Class I Directors and to consider and act upon the proposals to amend certain of the Fund's fundamental investment restrictions was held on October 24, 2007 (election of Directors) and November 14, 2007 (the adjournment date for the proposal to change certain fundamental investment restrictions). All proposals were passed by the required vote as described in the proxy statement dated September 10, 2007, a copy of which can be viewed at the Fund's website, www.thekoreafund.com.
Port of Houston Authority
PHA Commission Considers Port Security, Environmental Initiatives
HOUSTON, Nov. 21, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) will consider about $500,000 in port security initiatives, including fiber optics equipment at Bayport and replacement of the guardhouse at Gate 18, as well as more than $15.3 million in environmental initiatives that include air quality monitoring at Bayport, a goods movement air emission inventory at the Port of Houston, dredged area management, dust suppression at East Industrial Park and Pine Gully mitigation on Tuesday, Nov. 27, beginning at 9 a.m. in the board room of the PHA Executive Building, 111 East Loop North (Exit 29 off Loop 610) in Houston. Chairman Jim Edmonds will preside over the meeting with Commissioner Kase Lawal, Commissioner Steve Phelps, Commissioner Jim Fonteno, Commissioner Jimmy Burke, Commissioner Janiece Longoria and Commissioner Elyse Lanier.
Xcerion Named Among the 25 Winners of the 2007 European Tech Tour in Montreux, Switzerland
LINKOPING, Sweden, Nov. 21, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The European Tech Tour has named the 25 most promising Technology and Web 2.0 companies in Europe. Xcerion, the Swedish company behind the revolutionary "Cloud OS" (XIOS/3), the world's next Operating System today announced that it was selected as one of the 25 Winners at the 2007 Web & Communities Summit at the European Tech Tour. The European Tech Tour showcases Europe's most promising companies to selected technology leaders, leading VCs, media and other people in the industry.