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MorphoSys Announces Expansion of Collaboration With Novartis
MARTINSRIED, Germany, June 23, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- MorphoSys AG (Frankfurt:MOR) (Prime Standard Segment:TecDAX) announced an expansion of its existing therapeutic antibody collaboration with Novartis. The original collaboration agreement provided for a three-year term with an option for Novartis to extend. The collaboration will now go through May 2011. In light of the expanded collaboration, MorphoSys is currently reviewing the status of its financial guidance 2006 and will provide an update latest by July 28, 2006, the presentation of its Q2 results.
Port of Houston Authority
PHA Commission Considers New Electricity Bids
HOUSTON, June 23, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission (PHA) will consider a proposal allowing the port authority to advertise for and accept bids for deregulated electric power for all PHA facilities at its public meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2006 in the board room at the PHA Executive Building, 111 East Loop North (Exit 29 off Loop 610) in Houston. If approved, the measure would authorize the PHA to spend an estimated $3.75 million a year for a three year period on electricity.
PokerStars.com Crowns Dale 'Daleroxxu' Philip Winner of Second Annual World Blogger Championship of Online Poker
DOUGLAS, Isle of Man, June 23, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- PokerStars.com (www.PokerStars.com), the world's largest poker tournament website, announced the winner of the Second Annual World Blogger Championship of Online Poker (WBCOOP), Dale "Daleroxxu" Philip. An active online and terrestrial poker player, Dale surpassed all previous accomplishments at the poker table by winning a $10,000 buy-in to this year's World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event, as well as hotel accommodations in Las Vegas, and $1,000 in spending money. This will be Dale's first WSOP appearance.
The Cooper Companies, Inc.
Cooper Reconfirms Product Introduction Timing
LAKE FOREST, Calif., June 23, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) said today, in response to inquiries, that the launch of its Biofinity(r) silicone hydrogel contact lens in the United States remains on the schedule discussed in its June 6 earnings release, with a limited launch of Biofinity in the United States still scheduled to begin mid year.
San Diego, Naples Are Tops for Golf According to Verizon SuperPages.com
DALLAS, June 23, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- With new names winning some of the most recent big golf events, many golfers may be tempted to tune up their game for Q-school and hit the professional golf circuit. A listing of the top golf cities from Verizon SuperPages.com shows that the South and Southwest lead the top golfing cities, with San Diego, Naples, Fla., and Myrtle Beach, S.C., boasting the most golf listings in the country.
Hot Summer Spruce Up's with Home Improvement Guru, Brad Staggs
RIDGEWOOD, N.J., June 23, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- It's summer and the last thing on everyone's mind is doing work around the house. But the truth is - there's no better time to get things looking good around your home and the 2006 Pacific Builder's Show has the latest products to kick off your summer the right way!