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Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Occidental Petroleum Declares Dividend
LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) said today that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.31 per share on common stock payable July 15, 2005, to stockholders of record on June 10, 2005.
ProtoKinetix' Synthetic AFGP Dramatically Reduces Platelet Aggregation -- Clumping -- at Various Temperatures
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- ProteoCell Biotechnologies Laboratory announces further positive results using synthetic AFGP in blood platelet preservation. Platelet integrity was monitored over a period extending to 21-days. The study observed AFGP effect at 4-temperatures starting at 22 C degrees, down to 15 C degrees, 4 C degrees and finally 0 C degrees. Two concentrations of AFGP (1mg./ml and 4mg./ml) were used in addition to the negative control without AFGP. Aggregation is one of the primary and most definitive indicators of platelet degradation.
Ground Round Restaurant
Livonia Ground Round Opens With New And Exciting Look
LIVONIA, Mich., May 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Livonia Ground Round Grill & Bar has announced that on Monday, May 16, it will celebrate its newly remodeled interior and exterior with a special ribbon cutting ceremony and reception. The Mayor of Livonia, the Honorable Jack Engebretson, will preside at the ceremony.
Roberts Realty Investors, Inc.
Roberts Realty Investors, Inc. Announces Agreement to Sell Ballantyne Place Apartment Community
ATLANTA, May 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Roberts Realty Investors, Inc. (AMEX:RPI) announces it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its 319-unit Ballantyne Place apartment community located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The sales price is $37,250,000, with the buyer paying an additional $690,000 to reimburse the company for a previously paid loan commitment fee, resulting in a total price of $37,940,000 or $118,934 per apartment unit. The transaction, which the company expects to close in June 2005, is subject to customary due diligence and closing conditions.
TTCM China, Inc.
TTCM China's Power Plant Begins Power Production
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- TTCM China, Inc. (Pink Sheets:TTCH), a leading supplier of glass-reinforced plastic pipes, announced that its newly built Liao Ning Carbonization Power Plant, has turned on power production with initial capacity of 150 thousand tons. The plant will be fully operational by the end of the year with total capacity of 400 thousand tons.