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University of Michigan Grants License to ProtoKinetix
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, Feb. 2, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- ProtoKinetix Inc. (OTCBB:PKTX) is excited to announce that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with the University of Michigan under which the Company has an exclusive option to license and develop certain fields of therapeutic products against breast cancer based upon the Mammastatin molecule, discovered by the University of Michigan. Dr. John Todd, president of ProtoKinetix, conducted compassionate clinical trials using Mammastatin that, in several cases, resulted in the reduction of breast cancer tumor mass.
Resin Systems, Inc.
Resin and the Alberta Research Council Continue to Enhance Commercialization of Resin Technology
EDMONTON, Alberta, Feb. 2, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Resin Systems Inc. ("RSI") (TSX Venture Exchange:RS) (OTCBB:RSSYF), a technology company, today announced that it has received the third and fourth installments of research and development services aggregating $250,000 from the Alberta Research Council ("ARC") pursuant to the collaborative research and development agreement dated April 1, 2002 with the ARC to optimize the commercialization of RSI's Version G Resin System. In consideration for such services, RSI will issue the ARC 306,645 common shares of RSI, subject to regulatory approval.
CALAMOS Asset Management, Inc.
CALAMOS Convertible Opportunities and Income Fund (CHI) Announces Regular Dividend
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Feb. 2, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- CALAMOS Convertible Opportunities and Income Fund (NYSE:CHI) (Cusip No.: 128117108) announced today the declaration of a dividend distribution of $0.15 per share, payable on February 27, 2004, to shareholders of record on February 13, 2004. Assuming the foregoing, the ex-dividend date should be February 11, 2004. The dividend equates to a current annualized yield of 8.45%(1) based on the $21.31 market price as of January 30, 2004. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
CALAMOS Asset Management, Inc.
CALAMOS Convertible and High Income Fund (CHY) Announces Regular Dividend
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Feb. 2, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- CALAMOS Convertible and High Income Fund (NYSE:CHY) (Cusip No.: 12811P108) announced today the declaration of a dividend distribution of $0.1219 per share, payable on February 27, 2004, to shareholders of record on February 13, 2004. Assuming the foregoing, the ex-dividend date should be February 11, 2004. The dividend equates to a current annualized yield of 8.61% (1) based on the $16.98 market price as of January 30, 2004. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
United States Basketball League
USBL Releases 2004 Schedule
MILFORD, Conn., Feb. 2, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The United States Basketball League, Inc. (OTCBB:USBL) released their schedule for the nineteenth season of play. The season will begin on Friday, April 16th and will conclude its regular season on Sunday June 20th. Eleven teams will makeup the USBL this season, and will again be comprised in two divisions, Eastern and Midwest. The divisional breakdown is as follows:
Crew Gold Corporation
First Gold from Nalunaq Gold Mine
LONDON, Feb. 2, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Crew Gold Corporation ("Crew," "the Company") (TSE:CRU) (OSE:CRU) (Frankfurt:KNC) (Other OTC:CRUGF) is pleased to report that its 82.5%-owned subsidiary Nalunaq Gold Mine AS in South Greenland, according to the terms of the processing agreement with Rio Narcea Gold Mines SA (RNG), has received its first payment of 50% of the estimated gold content from the initial shipment of gold ore.
First-Annual Silent Film & Music Gala to Raise Funds For Parkinson's Research
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Feb. 2, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Parkinson's and Movement Disorder Foundation (PMDF) is anything but silent about their plight to support basic and clinical research into the causes, treatments, and cures for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. Their upcoming fundraiser, however, will be partly silent, with the spectacular viewing of the silent film, Girl Shy. The event will kick-off with the authentic 1920's 13-piece band, Mora's Modern Rhythmists. Dean Mora himself, will provide lively accompaniment for the entire screening of the film. The Foundation's first-annual Silent Film & Music Gala will take place on Saturday, February 21, 8 p.m. at the Curtis Theatre in historic Brea, California. The event is expected to draw at least 200 people. Advanced tickets cost $45 a piece and $60 at the door. Student rate is $21. All proceeds will be awarded for Parkinson's research efforts.