Companies news of 2009-10-05 (page 3)

  • Grupo Elektra Announces Production of Over 120,000 Italika Motorcycles During First Year...
  • DISH Network(R) Announces Free Preview of CBS College Sports Network
  • Sacramento Area Customers Receive More 3G Coverage With New Verizon Wireless Cell...
  • FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of PEGINTRON(R) for the Adjuvant Treatment of...
  • Signing Date Set for Investment Agreement - The Next Stage for Development of Oyu Tolgoi...
  • Fremont, California, Customers Receive More 3G Coverage With Three New Verizon Wireless...
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    Grupo Elektra Announces Production of Over 120,000 Italika Motorcycles During First Year of Ensamblika Plant Operation-Italika motorcycles represent leading transportation alternative-Ensamblika generates value for thousands of Mexican families throughout the production chain

    MEXICO CITY, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Grupo Elektra, S.A. de C.V. (BMV: ELEKTRA*; Latibex: XEKT), Latin America's leading financial services company and specialty retailer -- controlled by Ricardo Salinas, President of Group Salinas -- announced today that more than 120,000 Italika motorcycles have been assembled in the company's Ensamblika plant since operations began one year ago.

    In September 2008, Grupo Elektra inaugurated Mexico's largest motorcycle assembly plant in Toluca, where knock-down assembly is done for the domestic market.

    The 35,000 m2 plant produces the majority of the Italika motorcycles sold at Elektra stores and has capacity to expand production volumes twofold as demand increases.

    Ensamblika generates more than 500 direct and 2,000 indirect jobs, in addition to the network of more than 500 small businesses that operate as Italika service and distribution centers.

    Italika motorcycles are put through strict safety and operational tests to ensure that they are top in the market. Sales represent 50% of the domestic market motorcycle market thanks to a solid product and accessible payment options through Banco Azteca.

    The Ensamblika plant spurs economic development throughout the production process that helps thousands of families, while providing an important transport alternative for large segments of the Mexican population.

    Company Profile

    Grupo Elektra (http://www.grupoelektra.com.mx/) is Latin America's leading financial services company and specialty retailer. The Group operates more than 2,000 points of sale in Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Panama, El Salvador and Argentina. Grupo Elektra also sells and markets its consumer finance, banking and financial products and services through Banco Azteca branches located in Mexico, Brazil, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru and El Salvador.

    Grupo Elektra is a Grupo Salinas company (http://www.gruposalinas.com/), a group of dynamic, fast-growing, and technologically advanced companies focused on creating shareholder value, contributing to build the middle class of the countries in which they operate and improving society through excellence. Created by Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo B. Salinas (http://www.ricardosalinas.com/), Grupo Salinas operates as a management development and decision forum for the top leaders of member companies. The companies include TV Azteca (http://www.irtvazteca.com/), Azteca America (http://www.aztecaamerica.com/), Grupo Elektra (http://www.grupoelektra.com.mx/), Banco Azteca (http://www.bancoazteca.com.mx/), Afore Azteca (http://www.aforeazteca.com.mx/), Seguros Azteca (http://www.segurosazteca.com.mx/) and Grupo Iusacell (http://www.iusacell.com.mx/). Each of the Grupo Salinas companies operates independently, with its own management, board of directors and shareholders. Grupo Salinas has no equity holdings. However, 6 member companies share a common vision, values and strategies for achieving rapid growth, superior results and world-class performance.

    Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Other risks that may affect Grupo Elektra and its subsidiaries are identified in documents sent to securities authorities.

    Press Relations Tristan Canales Grupo Salinas Tel. +52 (55) 1720-1441 tcanales@gruposalinas.com.mx Daniel McCosh Grupo Salinas Tel. +52 (55) 1720-0059 dmccosh@gruposalinas.com.mx

    Grupo Elektra, S.A. de C.V.

    CONTACT: Tristan Canales, +011-52-55-1720-1441,
    tcanales@gruposalinas.com.mx; or Daniel McCosh, +011-52-55-1720-0059,
    dmccosh@gruposalinas.com.mx, both of Grupo Salinas

    Web site: http://www.grupoelektra.com.mx/




    DISH Network(R) Announces Free Preview of CBS College Sports Network

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DISH Network L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation , today announced a free preview of CBS College Sports Network from Wednesday, Oct. 7 through Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009.

    DISH Network is making the channel available to all customers in celebration of CBS College Sports Network's Armed Forces Appreciation Week. The week of special programming saluting our nation's armed forces and service academy football teams includes a tripleheader of games on Saturday, Oct. 10, featuring Vanderbilt at Army (12 p.m. ET), Navy at Rice (3:30 p.m. ET) and TCU at Air Force (7:30 p.m. ET).

    CBS College Sports Network, a 24-hour college sports network, offers a comprehensive lineup of football programming during the 2009 season, including 50 live games as well as studio shows and original programming. The schedule features the best of Conference USA, the Mountain West Conference, Navy, Army and NCAA Division II football games.

    DISH Network's free preview of CBS College Sports Network will run from Wednesday, Oct. 7 until Wednesday, Oct. 14 on Ch. 152 in standard and high definition. CBS College Sports Network is part of DISH Network's Classic Silver 200 package, which is available at a special rate of $37.99 per month for 12 months.

    For more information on CBS College Sports Network, visit http://www.cbscollegesports.com/. For more information on DISH Network, visit http://www.dishnetwork.com/.

    About DISH Network L.L.C.

    DISH Network L.L.C., the nation's HD leader, provides approximately 13.610 million satellite TV customers as of June 30, 2009 with the highest quality programming and technology at the best value, including the lowest all-digital price nationwide. Customers have access to hundreds of video and audio channels, the most HD channels, the most international channels, state-of-the-art interactive TV applications, and award-winning HD and DVR technology including 1080p Video on Demand and the ViP® 722 HD DVR, a CNET and PC Magazine "Editors' Choice." Visit http://www.dishnetwork.com/.

    DISH Network L.L.C.

    CONTACT: Media, Dan Sabreen, +1-646-731-2357, dsabreen@cbs.com, or Jen
    Sabatelle, +1-212-975-4120, jsabatelle@cbs.com, both for DISH Network L.L.C.;
    or Allyson Mylrea of DISH Network L.L.C., +1-720-514-5351,
    press@dishnetwork.com

    Web Site: http://www.dishnetwork.com/
    http://www.cbscollegesports.com/




    Sacramento Area Customers Receive More 3G Coverage With New Verizon Wireless Cell SiteInvestment increases consumer value as demand grows for calls, e-mail, text, Web, video and music

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sacramento area residents, businesses and visitors are enjoying improved service thanks to a new Verizon Wireless cell site. The sites expand 3G wireless coverage in the Sacramento area, including Auburn-Folsom Road and Granite Bay.

    The increase in network coverage and capacity means more calls, e-mails, text and picture messages, plus expanded wireless access to the Web.

    Verizon Wireless invested more than $684 million in California during 2008 to enhance service and coverage. Nationally, the company has invested more than $50 billion in its network since it was formed in 2000. The result is the nation's largest, most reliable 3G network that powers services such as Mobile Broadband and Email.

    Businesses of any size can tap into the power of Mobile Broadband. The service allows users to connect to the Internet wirelessly while on the go to download music over-the-air, and access e-mail or corporate data.

    Small business owners interested in Mobile Broadband, and other wireless solutions, can visit http://smallbusiness.vzw.com/ where they will find:

    -- An online forum to share experiences and connect with other business owners -- Access to Small Business Specialists in each Verizon Wireless store -- Discounts and promotions to help businesses stretch their budgets -- Summaries of mobile solutions like email, wireless Internet and Push to Talk service -- 24/7 tech support

    Verizon Wireless tests its network and those of its competitors. The company determines if voice calls and data connections are successful on the first attempt and stay connected.

    Nationally, Verizon Wireless' real-life test men and women drive 91 specially equipped vehicles almost 1,000,000 miles annually. They drive on Interstate, U.S. and state highways, as well as major roads and streets in high-population areas, based upon U.S. Census counts. Vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than three million voice call attempts and more than 16 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless' network and the networks of other carriers.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Heidi Flato of Verizon Wireless, +1-925-279-6545,
    Heidi.Flato@verizonwireless.com

    Web Site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/




    FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of PEGINTRON(R) for the Adjuvant Treatment of Stage III Malignant Melanoma

    Schering-Plough Corp. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) recommended approval by a vote of six to four for PEGINTRON® (pegylated interferon alfa-2b) in the adjuvant treatment of patients with Stage III malignant melanoma.

    PEGINTRON is a longer-acting form of the protein interferon alfa-2b (INTRON® A). PEGINTRON is administered subcutaneously once-weekly via self-injection.

    "Treating malignant melanoma remains a challenge given the limited treatment options that are currently available," said John M. Kirkwood, M.D., Director of the Melanoma Center and Professor and Chief of the Division of Medical Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh. "Today's positive recommendation of pegylated interferon alfa-2b by the committee represents an important step toward a potential new option in the treatment of Stage III malignant melanoma, especially as the incidence of the disease continues to increase."

    The FDA generally follows the recommendations of its advisory committees, although it is not required to do so. Schering-Plough filed the supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for this indication to the FDA in September 2007.

    "The committee's positive recommendation for PEGINTRON is an encouraging development toward the future treatment of melanoma," said Robert J. Spiegel, M.D., chief medical officer and senior vice president, Schering-Plough Research Institute. "Schering-Plough remains committed to developing new therapies for the treatment of malignant melanoma, as well as for advancing the understanding and prevention of this aggressive form of cancer."

    About Malignant Melanoma

    Malignant melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that in the United States in 2009 there will be 68,720 new cases of malignant melanoma, and approximately 8,650 people will die from this disease.

    About The Melanoma Trial

    The efficacy and safety of PEGINTRON was assessed in a trial led by the European Organisation for the Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and implemented in 101 sites across Europe. In this randomized, controlled trial of 1,256 melanoma patients, pegylated interferon alfa-2b (N=627) vs. observational arm (N=629) had a significant and sustained impact on relapse-free survival (RFS). Median RFS was 34.8 months in the pegylated interferon alfa-2b arm vs. 25.5 months in the observational arm (p-value 0.01).

    In this trial, patients receiving PEGINTRON experienced mild-to-moderate or severe side effects. The most common side effects of PEGINTRON are: fatigue, elevations in blood liver function tests, depression, flu-like symptoms (including fever and chills, headache, aches and pains, loss of appetite, nausea); a reaction at the site of injection; changes in hematology tests, including neutropenia (low neutrophil count), anemia (low hemoglobin) and thrombocytopenia.

    Pegylated interferon alfa-2b is a longer-acting form of interferon alfa-2b made by attaching an inert molecule called polyethylene glycol, or PEG, to the interferon alfa-2b molecule. This modification increases the size of the interferon molecule and results in slower elimination from the body, allowing for less frequent dosing than required for standard interferon.

    Pegylated interferon alfa-2b is not approved for treatment of melanoma in the U.S. and is marketed as PEGINTRON® for other indications in the U.S. Full prescribing information in the U.S. may be found at http://www.spfiles.com/pipeg-intron.pdf.

    U.S. Indications for PEGINTRON Indication

    PEGINTRON is indicated in the U.S. for use in combination with REBETOL® (ribavirin) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C in patients 3 years of age and older with compensated liver disease.

    The following points should be considered when initiating therapy with PEGINTRON in combination with REBETOL: (1) These indications are based on achieving undetectable HCV RNA after treatment for 24 or 48 weeks and maintaining a Sustained Virologic Response (SVR) 24 weeks after the last dose. (2) Patients with the following characteristics are less likely to benefit from re-treatment after failing a course of therapy: previous nonresponse, previous pegylated interferon treatment, significant bridging fibrosis or cirrhosis, and genotype 1 infection. (3) No safety and efficacy data are available for treatment of longer than one year.

    PEGINTRON is also indicated in the U.S. for use alone for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C in patients with compensated liver disease previously untreated with interferon alpha and who are at least 18 years of age.

    The following points should be considered when initiating therapy with PegIntron alone: Combination therapy with REBETOL is preferred over PEGINTRON monotherapy unless there are contraindications to, or significant intolerance of, REBETOL. Combination therapy provides substantially better response rates than monotherapy.

    Important U.S. Safety Information on PEGINTRON WARNING: RISK OF SERIOUS DISORDERS AND RIBAVIRIN-ASSOCIATED EFFECTS

    Alpha interferons, including PEGINTRON, may cause or aggravate fatal or life-threatening neuropsychiatric, autoimmune, ischemic, and infectious disorders. Patients should be monitored closely with periodic clinical and laboratory evaluations. Patients with persistently severe or worsening signs or symptoms of these conditions should be withdrawn from therapy. In many, but not all cases, these disorders resolve after stopping PEGINTRON therapy.

    Use with Ribavirin: Ribavirin may cause birth defects and death of the unborn child. Extreme care must be taken to avoid pregnancy in female patients and in female partners of male patients. Ribavirin causes hemolytic anemia. The anemia associated with REBETOL therapy may result in a worsening of cardiac disease. Ribavirin is genotoxic and mutagenic and should be considered a potential carcinogen.

    Contraindications

    PEGINTRON is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity reactions such as urticaria, angioedema, bronchoconstriction, anaphylaxis; Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis to interferon alpha or any other component of the product; autoimmune hepatitis, and hepatic decompensation (Child-Pugh score >6 [class B and C]) in cirrhotic CHC patients before or during treatment. PEGINTRON/REBETOL combination therapy is additionally contraindicated in women who are pregnant or may become pregnant (see Boxed Warning and Pregnancy section); men whose female partners are pregnant; patients with hemoglobinopathies (eg, thalassemia major, sickle-cell anemia); and patients with creatinine clearance < 50 mL per min.

    Pregnancy

    REBETOL therapy should not be started until a report of a negative pregnancy test has been obtained immediately prior to planned initiation of therapy. Extreme care must be taken to avoid pregnancy in female patients and in female partners of male patients during therapy and 6 months posttreatment. Patients should use at least two effective forms of contraception and have monthly pregnancy tests during therapy and for 6 months after completion of therapy. If this drug is used during pregnancy or if a patient becomes pregnant, the patient should be apprised of the potential hazard to a fetus. A Ribavirin Pregnancy Registry has been established to monitor maternal-fetal outcomes of pregnancies in female patients and female partners of male patients exposed to ribavirin during treatment, and for 6 months following cessation of treatment. Physicians and patients are encouraged to report such cases by calling 1-800-593-2214.

    Incidence of Adverse Events

    Most common adverse reactions (>40%) in adult patients receiving either PEGINTRON or PEGINTRON/REBETOL are injection site inflammation/reaction, fatigue/asthenia, headache, rigors, fevers, nausea, myalgia, and anxiety/emotional lability/irritability. Most common adverse reactions (>25%) in pediatric patients receiving PEGINTRON/REBETOL are pyrexia, headache, neutropenia, fatigue, anorexia, injection site erythema, and vomiting.

    In a study with PEGINTRON/REBETOL (weight-based) combination therapy in adult patients, anemia with weight-based dosing was 29%; however, the majority of these cases were mild and responded to dose reductions. The incidence of serious adverse reactions reported for the weight-based REBETOL group was 12%. In many but not all cases, adverse reactions resolved after dose reduction or discontinuation of therapy. Some patients experienced ongoing or new serious adverse reactions during the 6-month follow-up period. Discontinuations for adverse events were 15% and were related to known interferon effects of psychiatric, systemic (eg, fatigue, headache), or gastrointestinal adverse reactions. Dose modifications due to adverse reactions occurred in 29% of patients.

    Most common adverse reactions with PEGINTRON/REBETOL (weight-based) combination therapy were psychiatric, which occurred among 68-69% of patients. These psychiatric adverse reactions included most commonly depression, irritability, and insomnia, each reported by approximately 30-40% of subjects in all treatment groups. Suicidal behavior (ideation, attempts, and suicides) occurred in 2% of all patients during treatment or during follow-up after treatment cessation. PEGINTRON induced fatigue or headache in approximately two-thirds of patients, with fever or rigors in approximately half of the patients. The severity of some of these systemic symptoms (eg, fever and headache) tends to decrease as treatment continues. There was a 23-24% incidence overall for injection site reactions or inflammation.

    Individual serious adverse reactions occurred at a frequency 1% and included suicide attempt, suicidal ideation, severe depression; psychosis, aggressive reaction, relapse of drug addiction/overdose; nerve palsy (facial, oculomotor); cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarction, angina, pericardial effusion, retinal ischemia, retinal artery or vein thrombosis, blindness, decreased visual acuity, optic neuritis, transient ischemic attack, supraventricular arrhythmias, loss of consciousness; neutropenia, infection (sepsis, pneumonia, abscess, cellulitis); emphysema, bronchiolitis obliterans, pleural effusion, gastroenteritis, pancreatitis, gout, hyperglycemia, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, autoimmune thrombocytopenia with or without purpura, rheumatoid arthritis, interstitial nephritis, lupus-like syndrome, sarcoidosis, aggravated psoriasis, urticaria, injection site necrosis, vasculitis, and phototoxicity.

    Additional serious adverse events included suicide, homicidal ideation, aggressive behavior sometimes directed towards others, hallucinations, bipolar disorders, mania, encephalopathy (usually elderly treated with higher doses of PEGINTRON), hypotension, tachycardia, retinopathy including macular edema, retinal hemorrhage, cotton wool spots, papilledema, serous retinal detachment, ischemic and hemorrhagic cerebrovascular events, bone marrow toxicity (cytopenia and very rarely aplastic anemia), thyroiditis, dental and periodontal disorders, hemorrhagic/ischemic colitis, dyspnea, pulmonary infiltrates, pneumonia, interstitial pneumonitis, pulmonary hypertension, hepatic failure, increases in serum creatinine in patients with renal insufficiency, acute hypersensitivity (angioedema, bronchoconstriction, anaphylaxis and cutaneous eruptions), hypertriglyceridemia, and peripheral neuropathy.

    During the course of therapy lasting up to 48 weeks in patients ages 3 through 17 years receiving PEGINTRON/REBETOL combination therapy, weight loss and growth inhibition were common.

    About Schering-Plough

    Schering-Plough is an innovation-driven, science-centered global health care company. Through its own biopharmaceutical research and collaborations with partners, Schering-Plough creates therapies that help save and improve lives around the world. The company applies its research-and-development platform to human prescription, animal health and consumer health care products. Schering-Plough's vision is to "Earn Trust, Every Day" with the doctors, patients, customers and other stakeholders served by its colleagues around the world. The company is based in Kenilworth, N.J., and its Web site is http://www.schering-plough.com/.

    SCHERING-PLOUGH DISCLOSURE NOTICE: The information in this media alert includes certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to clinical development of investigational oncology compounds. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations or forecasts of future events. Schering-Plough does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from Schering-Plough's forward-looking statements, including market forces, economic factors, product availability, patent and other intellectual property protection, current and future branded, generic or over-the-counter competition, the regulatory process, and any developments following regulatory approval, among other uncertainties. For further details about these and other factors that may impact the forward-looking statements, see Schering-Plough's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including Part II, Item 1A. "Risk Factors" in the Company's second quarter 2009 10-Q, filed July 24, 2009.

    Schering-Plough Corp.

    CONTACT: Media: Cathy Cantone, +1-908-298-3944 (office), or
    +1-908-327-3013 (cell), catherine.cantone@spcorp.com, or Investors: Joseph
    Romanelli, or Janet Barth , +1-908-298-7436

    Web Site: http://www.schering-plough.com/




    Signing Date Set for Investment Agreement - The Next Stage for Development of Oyu Tolgoi and Entree's Lookout Hill

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Entree Gold Inc. (TSX:ETG; NYSE Amex:EGI; Frankfurt:EKA - "Entree" or the "Company") welcomes the announcement that the Investment Agreement between our joint venture partner, Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN; NYSE: IVN; NASDAQ: IVN - "Ivanhoe Mines"), our largest shareholder Rio Tinto and the Mongolian government will be signed on October 6, 2009 in a state ceremony.

    Entree has followed recent political events in Mongolia, which gained momentum in the final week of August when the State Great Khural (Mongolia's parliament) amended four laws, including rescinding the Windfall Profits Tax effective January, 2011. Today's announcement that a date has been set for the signing of a definitive Investment Agreement is the culmination of years of diligent negotiations on the part of the Mongolian government, Rio Tinto and Ivanhoe Mines.

    Greg Crowe, President and CEO of Entree, stated: "Today's announcement of a signing date for the Investment Agreement is the clearest positive signal yet that the development of Oyu Tolgoi will proceed."

    The Investment Agreement is a comprehensive document that establishes the legal framework for development and operation of the massive Oyu Tolgoi mining complex. Oyu Tolgoi is the world's largest and richest, undeveloped porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum deposit. Some of the richest copper-gold mineralization lies within Entree's Hugo North Extension deposit. The highest molybdenum grades occur within Entree's Heruga deposit.

    Development of Entree's Hugo North Extension and Heruga deposits is directly affected by the Investment Agreement. The Hugo North Extension, in particular, as it contains some of the highest copper and gold grades in the Hugo Dummett orebody, will be an important consideration in plans for development and mining.

    This News Release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements which relate to future events. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may", "should", "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "estimates", "predicts", "potential" or "continue" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our or our industry's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

    While these forward-looking statements, and any assumptions upon which they are based, are made in good faith and reflect our current judgment regarding the direction of our business, actual results will almost always vary, sometimes materially, from any estimates, predictions, projections, assumptions or other future performance suggested herein. Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States, the Company does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform these statements to actual results. Readers are referred to the sections entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's periodic filings with the British Columbia Securities Commission, which can be viewed at http://www.sedar.com/, and with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, which can be viewed at http://www.sec.gov/.

    Entre Gold Inc.

    CONTACT: Monica Hamm, Manager, Investor Relations, Entree Gold Inc.,
    Tel: (604) 687-4777, Toll Free: 866-368-7330, E-mail: mhamm@entreegold.com;
    Peter Oates, Corporate Communications, Entree Gold Inc., Tel: (604) 687-4777,
    Toll Free: 866-368-7330, E-mail: poates@entreegold.com




    Fremont, California, Customers Receive More 3G Coverage With Three New Verizon Wireless Cell SitesInvestment increases consumer value as demand grows for calls, e-mail, text, Web, video and music

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Fremont residents, businesses and visitors are enjoying improved service thanks to two new Verizon Wireless cell sites. The sites expand 3G wireless coverage in the following areas:

    -- Mission Boulevard to Hunter Lane and south to Antelope Drive, east to the Cougar Circle community and west to Cougar Drive and Seminole Commons. -- Fremont Boulevard and Gibraltar Avenue, south to Cedar Boulevard and St. Isabel Avenue, east to Logan Road and Norris Road and west to Cedar Drive and Edgewater Drive.

    The increase in network coverage and capacity means more calls, e-mails, text and picture messages, plus expanded wireless access to the Web.

    Verizon Wireless invested more than $684 million in California during 2008 to enhance service and coverage. Nationally, the company has invested more than $50 billion in its network since it was formed in 2000. The result is the nation's largest, most reliable 3G network that powers services such as Mobile Broadband and Email.

    Businesses of any size can tap into the power of Mobile Broadband. The service allows users to connect to the Internet wirelessly while on the go to download music over-the-air, and access e-mail or corporate data.

    Small business owners interested in Mobile Broadband, and other wireless solutions, can visit http://smallbusiness.vzw.com/ where they will find:

    -- An online forum to share experiences and connect with other business owners -- Access to Small Business Specialists in each Verizon Wireless store -- Discounts and promotions to help businesses stretch their budgets -- Summaries of mobile solutions like email, wireless Internet and Push to Talk service -- 24/7 tech support

    Verizon Wireless tests its network and those of its competitors. The company determines if voice calls and data connections are successful on the first attempt and stay connected.

    Nationally, Verizon Wireless' real-life test men and women drive 91 specially equipped vehicles almost 1,000,000 miles annually. They drive on Interstate, U.S. and state highways, as well as major roads and streets in high-population areas, based upon U.S. Census counts. Vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than three million voice call attempts and more than 16 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless' network and the networks of other carriers.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Heidi Flato of Verizon Wireless, +1-925-279-6545,
    Heidi.Flato@verizonwireless.com

    Web Site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/




    Dead Celebrities Are Haunting Ike - All-New 'South Park' Episodes Begin on Wednesday, October 7 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL(R)'South Park Let's Go Defense Play!' Available for Download Exclusively on Xbox Live Arcade October 7

    NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The boys bring in professional ghost hunters to investigate evidence of paranormal activity in the Broflovski house in an all-new episode of "South Park" titled, "Dead Celebrities," premiering on Wednesday, October 7 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL.

    Powerful forces are tormenting Ike. He's freaked out and the stress could kill him. Kyle and the boys are doing everything they can to save him, but the poltergeists won't leave Ike alone.

    Launched in 1997, "South Park," now in its 13th season, remains the highest-rated series on COMEDY CENTRAL. "South Park" repeats Wednesdays at 12:00 a.m., Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. and Sundays at 11:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.

    Co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are executive producers, along with Anne Garefino, of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning "South Park." Frank C. Agnone II is the supervising producer. Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell, Vernon Chatman and Erica Rivinoja are producers. "South Park's" Web site is http://www.southparkstudios.com/.

    COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 95 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is http://www.comedycentral.com/. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL's press Web site at http://www.comedycentral.com/press.

    MTV Networks, a division of Viacom , is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.

    COMEDY CENTRAL Corporate Communications

    CONTACT: Jenni Runyan, +1-310-407-4771, jenni.runyan@comedycentral.com

    Web Site: http://www.southparkstudios.com/
    http://www.comedycentral.com/




    Hot Girls ... Hangin' With Your Boys ... Welcome to Your 20's! 'Secret Girlfriend' Tackles the Single Life Like Never Before When COMEDY CENTRAL's New Series Premieres Wednesday, October 7 at 10:30 p.m.Series Stars Michael Blaiklock, Sara E.R. Fletcher, Alexis Krause And Derek Miller Users Can Visit comedycentral.com To Get Exclusive Deleted And Extended Scenes, Play The "Secret Girlfriend" Game, Use The "Bro" Dictionary And More

    NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- It's an up-close and very sexy look into the wild life of a single guy and his hard-partying friends as they balance life's greatest necessities: getting laid, getting drunk and getting famous on the Internet. COMEDY CENTRAL's new weekly series from FremantleMedia North America, "Secret Girlfriend," premieres the first of six episodes beginning on Wednesday, October 7 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

    Based on Atomicwedgietv.com's ground-breaking comedy series, "Secret Girlfriend" breaks the fourth wall with a first person format that makes the viewer the central character in the irreverent life of a 20-something single guy, his two best friends and roommates, "Phil" (Derek Miller) and "Sam" (Michael Blaiklock), and the two women in his life he's trying to keep secret from each other - psycho ex-girlfriend, "Mandy," (Alexis Krause), and new girlfriend, "Jessica," (Sara E.R. Fletcher). Each episode of "Secret Girlfriend" contains two back-to-back 11-minute scripted mini-sodes.

    In the premiere episode, Sam and Phil are determined to get their buddy laid so he can move on from Mandy, his psycho ex-girlfriend. His luck turns around when he meets a cute girl named Jessica while out on a late-night beer run. Things progress nicely with Jessica, until Mandy breaks into his apartment wearing nothing but a guitar and a smile, ready to "make-up." Meanwhile, Sam and Phil cast and produce their next big Internet hits, "Forkhead" and "Taserface" and discover the best thing about their favorite strip club - the delicious buffet.

    Jay Rondot and Ross Novie, who created the original Webisodes and television pilot, serve as executive producers along with Ben Wexler. Maureen FitzPatrick oversaw development and production for FremantleMedia North America and Scott Landsman and Monika Zielinska are the executives in charge for COMEDY CENTRAL.

    Launching this month, the "Secret Girlfriend" Web site will feature deleted and extended scenes from the series, an online dictionary defining the shows various "brocabulary," as well as a profile for Sam and Phil on COMEDY CENTRAL's sister site Atom.com. Additionally, fans of the series can play the "Secret Girlfriend" game, When Booty Calls, allowing them to set off on a wild adventure in search of fun and getting laid. The Facebook Personality Quiz "Who is Your Secret Girlfriend?" also enables fans to find out which celebrity babe is secretly their perfect match, then share the results with their friends.

    Originally incubated on a mobile video platform before it became the highest-rated series on Atomicwedgietv.com - where it typically garners one-third of the Top 10 most-viewed clips monthly - "Secret Girlfriend" was nominated for a 2007 MIPCOM Mobile Award for Best Mobile Series and has received more than three million views on MySpace and YouTube since its debut.

    FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment. It is a division of FremantleMedia, one of the largest international creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world with leading prime time drama, serial drama, entertainment and factual entertainment programming in over 40 countries worldwide. FremantleMedia is a subsidiary of RTL Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company, which is 90% owned by Bertelsmann AG, an integrated media and entertainment company that commands leading positions in the world's media markets.

    FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia. Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon "American Idol" (FOX), "America's Got Talent" (NBC), "Let's Dance" (ABC), "Can You Duet" (CMT), "The Chilli Project" (MTV), "Secret Girlfriend" (Comedy Central), "Let's Make A Deal" (CBS), "Family Feud" (syndicated), "Million Dollar Password" (CBS), and the longest-running game show in television history, "The Price Is Right" (CBS).

    COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 95 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is http://www.comedycentral.com/. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL's press Web site at http://www.comedycentral.com/press.

    MTV Networks, a division of Viacom , is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.

    COMEDY CENTRAL Corporate Communications

    CONTACT: Jenni Runyan of COMEDY CENTRAL, +1-310-407-4771,
    jenni.runyan@comedycentral.com

    Web Site: http://www.comedycentral.com/




    EarthLink to Announce Third Quarter 2009 Earnings

    ATLANTA, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EarthLink today announced it will host a conference call on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss its third quarter 2009 financial results. The earnings press release will be issued at 7:00 a.m. ET. EarthLink's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rolla P. Huff and Chief Financial Officer Bradley A. Ferguson will lead the call.

    Conference Call Details U.S. and Canada Dial-in Number 800-706-0730 International Dial-in Number 706-634-5173 Participants should reference "EarthLink's third quarter 2009 conference call" and dial in 10 minutes prior to scheduled start time. Webcast A live Webcast of the conference call will be available at: http://ir.earthlink.net/index.cfm Replay Replay available from at 9:30 a.m. ET on October 27 through midnight on November 3. Dial 800-642-1687 from US and Canada, International callers dial 706-645-9291. The replay confirmation code is 33409322. The Webcast will be archived on the company's website at: http://ir.earthlink.net/events.cfm About EarthLink

    "EarthLink. We revolve around you(TM)." A leading Internet service provider, Atlanta-based EarthLink has earned an award-winning reputation for outstanding customer service and its suite of online products and services. EarthLink offers what every user should expect from their Internet experience: high-quality connectivity, minimal online intrusions and customizable features. Whether it's dial up, high speed, voice, web hosting or "EarthLink Extras" like home networking or security, EarthLink connects people to the power and possibilities of the Internet. Learn more about EarthLink by calling (800) EARTHLINK or visiting EarthLink's website at http://www.earthlink.net/.

    EarthLink, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investors: Louis Alterman, +1-404-748-7650,
    altermanlo@corp.earthlink.net; or Media, Michele Sadwick, +1-404-748-7255,
    sadwick@corp.earthlink.net, both of EarthLink

    Web Site: http://www.earthlink.net/




    Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2009 Earnings Release Conference Call

    BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. announced today that it plans to issue a press release to report its results of operations for the third quarter ending September 30, 2009, on Monday, October 26, 2009, after the close of the market.

    The conference call is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m., EDT, on Tuesday, October 27, 2009. Those wishing to participate should call 1-800-931-9710. In addition, a replay will be available until November 3, 2009, by dialing 1-800-642-1687 and referencing Conf. ID # 33734973.

    Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc., headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's premier provider of orthotic and prosthetic patient care services. Hanger is the market leader in the United States, owning and operating 671 patient care centers in 45 states and the District of Columbia, with over 3,700 employees including 1,090 practitioners (as of June 30, 2009). Hanger is organized into four units. The two key operating units are patient care which consists of nationwide orthotic and prosthetic practice centers and distribution which consists of distribution centers managing the supply chain of orthotic and prosthetic componentry to Hanger and third party patient care centers. The third is Linkia which is the first and only provider network management company for the orthotics and prosthetics industry. The fourth unit, Innovative Neurotronics, introduces emerging neuromuscular technologies developed through independent research in a collaborative effort with industry suppliers worldwide. For more information on Innovative Neurotronics, Inc. or the WalkAide®, visit http://www.ininc.us/. For more information on Hanger, visit http://www.hanger.com/.

    Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc.

    CONTACT: Thomas Kirk, George McHenry, or Kenneth Abod, all for Hanger
    Orthopedic Group, Inc., +1-301-986-0701

    Web Site: http://www.hanger.com/




    Atwater, California, Customers Receive More 3G Coverage With a New Verizon Wireless Cell SiteInvestment increases consumer value as demand grows for calls, e-mail, text, Web, video and music

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Atwater residents and visitors are enjoying improved service thanks to a new Verizon Wireless cell site. The site expands 3G wireless coverage within Atwater.

    The increase in network coverage and capacity means more calls, e-mails, text and picture messages, plus expanded wireless access to the Web.

    Verizon Wireless invested more than $684 million in California during 2008 to enhance service and coverage. Nationally, the company has invested more than $50 billion in its network since it was formed in 2000. The result is the nation's largest, most reliable 3G network that powers services such as Mobile Broadband and Email.

    Businesses of any size can tap into the power of Mobile Broadband. The service allows users to connect to the Internet wirelessly while on the go to download music over-the-air, and access e-mail or corporate data.

    Small business owners interested in Mobile Broadband, and other wireless solutions, can visit http://smallbusiness.vzw.com/ where they will find:

    -- An online forum to share experiences and connect with other business owners -- Access to Small Business Specialists in each Verizon Wireless store -- Discounts and promotions to help businesses stretch their budgets -- Summaries of mobile solutions like email, wireless Internet and Push to Talk service -- 24/7 tech support

    Verizon Wireless tests its network and those of its competitors. The company determines if voice calls and data connections are successful on the first attempt and stay connected.

    Nationally, Verizon Wireless' real-life test men and women drive 91 specially equipped vehicles almost 1,000,000 miles annually. They drive on Interstate, U.S. and state highways, as well as major roads and streets in high-population areas, based upon U.S. Census counts. Vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than three million voice call attempts and more than 16 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless' network and the networks of other carriers.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Heidi Flato of Verizon Wireless, +1-925-279-6545,
    Heidi.Flato@verizonwireless.com

    Web Site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/




    TechTeam Government Solutions Announces Two Senior Leadership Appointments

    CHANTILLY, Va., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TechTeam Government Solutions, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TechTeam Global, Inc. , announced today that it has appointed Gary Mears as senior vice president of the Vector Research Center for Enterprise Performance and Bill James as vice president of business development. Mears succeeds W. Deane Stanley III, who is retiring from his position as senior vice president of the Vector Research Center after more than 11 years with the organization.

    Mears has more than 20 years of experience supporting government and commercial customers with information technology and consulting services, including five years with NewVectors (now the Vector Research Center) in a variety of leadership positions. Mears has served as vice president of business development for TechTeam Government Solutions since 2007, when NewVectors was acquired by TechTeam. In his new role, Mears will oversee the operational performance of the Vector Research Center, which specializes in modeling and simulation, logistics modernization, business transformation, and acquisition and program management for the federal government and commercial clients.

    James comes to TechTeam from a variety of executive level positions in both the public and private sectors. He is a former member of the Government Senior Executive Service and served as the Director of Architecture for the U.S. Air Force. While in that position, he won a Federal 100 award for his "Everything on the Net" vision to Web-enable Air Force systems.

    Prior to that, James worked at DISA, the National Geopositional-Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Transportation Command, where he was the Technical Director of the J6. Since 1997, he has served as a business development executive for private sector organizations including Northrop Grumman, Computer Sciences Corporation, SI International and MTC Technologies. As vice president of business development for TechTeam, he will be responsible for all facets of business development, including new business, sales operations and marketing.

    "In these new positions, Gary and Bill are poised to create even greater value for TechTeam and its customers because of their intimate knowledge of our customers and their immediate needs," said David Kriegman, president of TechTeam Government Solutions. "I want to salute Deane for his thirty years of dedication in the Army and thank him for the outstanding leadership and many contributions he has brought to TechTeam. We wish him the best in his retirement."

    About TechTeam Government Solutions, Inc.

    TechTeam Government Solutions provides IT-based services to DoD, Federal Civilian, and state and local agencies. TechTeam has core competencies in cyber security, network engineering, ITIL®-based managed services, enterprise architecture, net-centric operations, and modeling and simulation sciences. For information about TechTeam Government Solutions, Inc., please call 800-275-1177 or visit http://www.techteamgovt.com/.

    About TechTeam Global, Inc.

    TechTeam Global, Inc. is a leading provider of IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing services to large and medium businesses, as well as government organizations. The company's primary services include service desk, technical support, desk-side support, security administration, infrastructure management and related professional services. TechTeam also provides a number of specialized, value-added services in specific vertical markets. Founded in 1979, TechTeam has nearly 3,000 employees across the world, providing IT support in 32 languages. TechTeam's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "TEAM." For more information, call 800-522-4451 or visit http://www.techteam.com/.

    TechTeam Global, Inc.

    CONTACT: Damon Scott of TechTeam Government Solutions, Inc.,
    +1-703-956-8160, damon.scott@techteam.com; or Jessica Klenk, +1-301-588-2900
    Ext. 121, jklenk@boscobel.com, or Michael Rudd, +1-301-588-2900 Ext. 115,
    mrudd@boscobel.com, both of Boscobel Marketing Communications

    Web Site: http://www.techteamgovt.com/




    ThromboGenics Announces Results From a Phase IIa Trial Evaluating Microplasmin for the Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema (MIVI II DME)

    LEUVEN, Belgium, October 5 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Data Presented at the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) Conference in New York

    ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines for eye disease, vascular disease and cancer, today announces results of a Phase IIa trial evaluating microplasmin intravitreal injection for the treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema (MIVI II DME). The data from this trial were presented at the ASRS (American Society of Retina Specialists) Conference in New York on 3 October, 2009 by Professor Peter Stalmans, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium.

    The MIVI II DME trial was designed to be the initial step in evaluating microplasmin in patients with diabetes, a group which is more prone to eye disease, and specifically diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of visual loss and the leading cause of blindness in patients aged 20-60. Previous studies in this advanced patient population have shown that, given the underlying condition, the adhesion between the vitreous and retina tends to be much stronger, as evidenced during vitrectomy. This level of adhesion makes it more challenging to achieve a total PVD in patients with advanced DME, as opposed to earlier stage diabetic retinopathy.

    The MIVI II DME trial was a Phase IIa, randomized, double masked, sham injection controlled, dose ascending clinical trial evaluating the safety and initial efficacy of intravitreal microplasmin (25, 75 and 125 micro g) for the treatment of patients with Diabetic Macular Edema, a particular form of diabetic retinopathy. The efficacy endpoint was the induction of posterior vitreous detachment (PVD), as assessed by the principal investigator (PI) and the Central Reading Center (CRC) based on ultrasonography. The trial recruited 51 patients across Europe. Patients enrolled in this trial had advanced DME, as evidenced by prior laser treatment in 46% of the sham patients and 76% of the microplasmin-treated patients.

    The data showed that microplasmin was safe and well tolerated. The principal investigators found that within three days after microplasmin injection, a total PVD in two out of 15 patients was observed in the 125ug dose group, and by day 28, two additional patients out of 15 in the 75 ug dose group had total PVD. The investigators did not observe total PVD by day 28 in any patients who received 25 micro g of microplasmin or the sham injection. The PI results were regarded as giving the most accurate view of microplasmin's efficacy in this study, due to inherent limitations in the CRC assessment,

    Professor Peter Stalmans commenting on the results said, "The results of this trial are encouraging and show that microplasmin is able to non-surgically induce release of vitreomacular adhesion in some DME patients. Moreover, the fact that we have been able to show some evidence of biologic activity with the higher doses of microplasmin in patients with such advanced DME demonstrates microplasmin's potential in the wider diabetic retinopathy population. This combined with the excellent safety suggests that further studies are warranted in diabetic patients."

    Dr Steve Pakola, CMO of ThromboGenics, added, "This trial has been a good starting point in assessing the utility of microplasmin treatment of diabetic retinopathy. We will finalise the next step in the development plan for microplasmin in this patient population once we have the results from the first Phase III trial (TG-MV-006), which are anticipated by mid-2010. The results from this 326 patient trial will provide us with a significant amount of additional data that will help us to refine our development plans for microplasmin in patients with diabetic retinopathy."

    About ThromboGenics

    ThromboGenics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines for the treatment of eye disease, vascular disease and cancer. The Company's lead product microplasmin is in Phase III clinical development for the non-surgical treatment of back of the eye diseases. Microplasmin is also being evaluated in Phase II clinical development for additional vitreoretinal conditions. In addition, ThromboGenics is developing novel antibody therapeutics in collaboration with BioInvent International; these include TB-402 (Anti-Factor VIII), a long acting anti-coagulant, and TB-403 (anti-PlGF) for cancer.

    ThromboGenics has built strong links with the University of Leuven and the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) and has exclusive rights to certain therapeutics developed at these institutions. ThromboGenics is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium. The Company is listed on Eurolist by Euronext Brussels under the symbol THR. More information is available at http://www.thrombogenics.com.

    Important information about forward-looking statements

    Certain statements in this press release may be considered "forward-looking". Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, and, accordingly, entail and are influenced by various risks and uncertainties. The Company therefore cannot provide any assurance that such forward-looking statements will materialize and does not assume an obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or any other reason. Additional information concerning risks and uncertainties affecting the business and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement is contained in the Company's Annual Report.

    For further information please contact: ThromboGenics Dr. Steve Pakola, CMO Tel: +1-212-201-0920 steve.pakola@thrombogenics.com Dr. Patrik De Haes, CEO Tel: +32-16-75-13-10 patrik.dehaes@thrombogenics.com Citigate Dewe Rogerson Amber Bielecka/ David Dible/ Nina Enegren Tel: +44(0)207-638-95-71 amber.bielecka@citigatedr.co.uk

    ThromboGenics NV

    For further information please contact: ThromboGenics, Dr. Steve Pakola, CMO, Tel: +1-212-201-0920, steve.pakola@thrombogenics.com; Dr. Patrik De Haes, CEO, Tel: +32-16-75-13-10, patrik.dehaes@thrombogenics.com; Citigate Dewe Rogerson, Amber Bielecka/ David Dible/ Nina Enegren, Tel: +44(0)207-638-95-71, amber.bielecka@citigatedr.co.uk




    AlphaHelix Presents AmpXpress(TM) at the BIOTECHNICA Show

    UPPSALA, Sweden, October 5 /PRNewswire/ --

    - A New Miniaturized PCR Instrument With SuperConvection(TM)

    - At One Sixth the Price of QuanTyper(TM) Without Loss of Performance

    - Next Generation of PCR Expected to Rapidly Penetrate the Market

    AlphaHelix (Ticker: ALPH) has in a very short time developed a miniaturized PCR-instrument - AmpXpress(TM) - to meet demands for lower instrument prices. This was made possible through know-how obtained during the development of QuanTyper(TM). AmpXpress(TM) is substantially smaller in size and weight, silent, consumes less power and will attract customers that are looking for a fast, simple and easy to use PCR-instrument with SuperConvection(TM). AlphaHelix expects a rapid penetration of the market as the price of AmpXpress(TM) is comparable to low-end thermal cyclers (without a rotary format). The sales price of AmpXpress(TM) is only one sixth of the price of QuanTyper(TM) (the first version of AmpXpress(TM) is however a standard PCR instrument, and does not feature real-time detection (qPCR). AmpXpress(TM) will be presented tomorrow at the BIOTECHNICA show in Hannover, Germany.

    More information about AmpXpress(TM) is found at http://www.alphahelix.com. The product development has cost approximately 500 KSEK (gross). AlphaHelix has also been granted 250 KSEK by the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth. A first series of ten instruments has been initiated and patent applications have been submitted.

    Technology assessment of SuperConvection and QuanTyper(TM) proceeds at the American biotechnology company and is not affected by the launch of AmpXpress(TM). Results from the evaluation are expected early November, at the earliest.

    AlphaHelix Molecular Diagnostics AB (publ) develops instruments for rapid DNA analysis. The company's patented technology enables identification of virus and bacteria faster and with greater sensitivity than other technology available on the market. The AlphaHelix share is traded at AktieTorget http://www.aktietorget.se, which is a multilateral trading facility for small caps under the supervision of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.

    AlphaHelix Molecular Diagnostics AB

    For more information, please contact: Lars Edvinsson, CEO, phone +46-768-302-304, or Per Ersson, CFO, phone +46-708-66-24-45




    LGC Skyrota Wind Energy Corp. Purchases State-of-the-Art Facility From Seagate Technology

    VANCOUVER, October 5 /PRNewswire/ -- LGC Skyrota Wind Energy Corp. ("LGC Skyrota" "the Company") (TSX-V: LGS) announced today that it has completed the purchase of a fully equipped state-of-the-art facility that enhances the capabilities and growth prospects of its large-turbine maintenance and small-turbine development divisions.

    The 180,000 sq. ft. facility, located near the Company's former operations in Limavady, Northern Ireland, was purchased from digital storage provider Seagate Technology for C$3.0 million (net (pnds stlg)1.65 million) on an asking price of C$5.4 million ((pnds stlg)3.0 million). Among the building's features are production, office and laboratory spaces and an on-site security pavilion. The installation of overhead cranes capable of lifting up to 32 tons enables the Company to service the largest wind turbines in operation. The facility also contains ample storage space for customer turbines.

    "The dramatically enhanced capabilities offered by the new Limavady facility place LGC Skyrota at the forefront of the wind energy industry. Owning this attractive asset is an exciting step forward in our progression as a strong and unified business," said Thomas Braun, CEO of LGC Skyrota. "The size and location of our new base at the geographic and economic centre of the wind energy sector will both support the long-term expansion of our two divisions. Approximately 40% of Europe's wind energy resource is in the UK and Ireland so we are well-positioned to continue benefiting from this natural advantage. Our modern building has favourably impressed the global OEM customers and potential customers who have visited."

    "This new world-class facility will help establish LGC Skyrota as the premier provider of gearbox services to the large wind industry and the premier manufacturer of small turbines. We have the most advanced 5kW turbine in the world, and it will now be manufactured on a brand-new production line in the best factory of any such company in all of Europe," said Richard Hogg, Managing Director of LGC. "We have also initiated the planning process to install large wind turbines on the property and intend to eventually achieve a net zero carbon footprint by having an entirely wind-powered wind energy factory."

    About LGC Skyrota Wind Energy Corp.

    LGC Skyrota Wind Energy Corp. is a leader in the development and maintenance of clean-energy producing wind turbines. With operations based in Northern Ireland and executive offices located in Vancouver, B.C., the Company is well-positioned to expand throughout Europe and enter the North American market. The Company operates two business divisions: LGC, which rebuilds gearboxes for large wind turbines, and Skyrota, which manufactures a revolutionary 5kW small vertical-axis wind turbine. LGC Skyrota trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol LGS. For more information, please visit http://www.limgear.com and http://www.skyrota.com. (Note that these websites contain product information only - a new investor-friendly website, http://www.lgcskyrota.com, will be launched in October 2009.)

    Forward Looking Statements

    This news release contains statements and information that, to the extent that they are not historical fact, may constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking information may include financial and other projections, as well as statements regarding future plans, objectives or economic performance, or the assumption underlying any of the foregoing. Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. A complete discussion of risk factors is available in the Company's prospectus available on SEDAR.

    Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

    For further information: Thomas Braun, CEO, LGC Skyrota Wind Energy Corp., Telephone: +1-(604)-605-1635/

    LGC Skyrota Wind Energy Corp.

    For further information: Thomas Braun, CEO, LGC Skyrota Wind Energy Corp., Telephone: +1-(604)-605-1635/




    Borrowers Still Have Faith in Bankers Despite High Cost of Credit

    LONDON, October 5 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half (55 per cent) of midmarket businesses continue to find the credit process difficult and delayed, despite Alistair Darling's call for banks to improve lending. And, while finance is expected to become more readily available from a core group of lenders, 46 per cent of borrowers have no confidence that the cost will improve over the next 12 months.

    The findings come in a new survey of senior financial decision-makers responsible for banking relationships within UK companies, commissioned by accountants and business advisors, BDO LLP.

    Despite a generally pessimistic outlook, with 67 per cent of companies stating that their opinion of banks has deteriorated over the past 12 months, the survey found borrowers still have faith in their own bankers. 85 per cent have experienced no change in their own banking relationship, or it has actually improved, while two thirds (62 per cent) believe that their bank understands the changing needs of their business.

    Also, interestingly, the economic downturn has raised the profile of the finance function within the companies surveyed. More than half (53 per cent) say it has become more important and more than a third (37 per cent) believe perceptions are more positive. Further to that, over half (54 per cent) of senior management now see the finance function as delivering better value for the business, primarily through better cost management.

    Neil McDaid, Director, Debt Advisory, BDO LLP, commented: "Despite a lack of trust caused in the main by the conduct of investment banks, midmarket businesses retain a strong faith in their own banker. However, the availability and cost of bank debt continues to be a problem for businesses, and an obstacle to economic recovery.

    "Our advice to our clients would be to talk to their bank more, and to talk to more banks," added McDaid. "Our research shows that one in three midmarket companies no longer maintains just one bank relationship. Better communication with credit officers is also of major benefit in providing insights into a business, which will better inform their decision, and use business valuation as a reference point."

    For more information about the survey, visit: http://w3.cantos.com/09/bdo-908-8zyol/index.php?source=prn

    Gill Carson PR Manager Tel: +44-(0)20-7893-2761 Email: gill.carson@bdo.co.uk

    BDO

    Gill Carson, PR Manager Tel: +44-(0)20-7893-276, Email: gill.carson@bdo.co.uk




    San Jose, California, Customers Receive More 3G Coverage with Three New Verizon Wireless Cell SitesInvestment increases consumer value as demand grows for calls, e-mail, text, Web, video and music

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- San Jose residents, businesses and visitors are enjoying improved service thanks to three new Verizon Wireless cell sites. The site expands 3G wireless coverage along Highway 87 towards Curtner Avenue and along Highway 87 to Capitol Expressway and east towards Mt. Springs Road.

    The increase in network coverage and capacity means more calls, e-mails, text and picture messages, plus expanded wireless access to the Web.

    Verizon Wireless invested more than $684 million in California during 2008 to enhance service and coverage. Nationally, the company has invested more than $50 billion in its network since it was formed in 2000. The result is the nation's largest, most reliable 3G network that powers services such as Mobile Broadband and Email.

    Businesses of any size can tap into the power of Mobile Broadband. The service allows users to connect to the Internet wirelessly while on the go to download music over-the-air, and access e-mail or corporate data.

    Small business owners interested in Mobile Broadband, and other wireless solutions, can visit http://smallbusiness.vzw.com/ where they will find:

    -- An online forum to share experiences and connect with other business owners -- Access to Small Business Specialists in each Verizon Wireless store -- Discounts and promotions to help businesses stretch their budgets -- Summaries of mobile solutions like email, wireless Internet and Push to Talk service -- 24/7 tech support

    Verizon Wireless tests its network and those of its competitors. The company determines if voice calls and data connections are successful on the first attempt and stay connected.

    Nationally, Verizon Wireless' real-life test men and women drive 91 specially equipped vehicles almost 1,000,000 miles annually. They drive on Interstate, U.S. and state highways, as well as major roads and streets in high-population areas, based upon U.S. Census counts. Vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than three million voice call attempts and more than 16 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless' network and the networks of other carriers.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Heidi Flato of Verizon Wireless, +1-925-279-6545,
    Heidi.Flato@verizonwireless.com

    Web Site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/




    MTS Appoints New Board Member

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MTS Systems Corporation today announced the election of Gail P. Steinel to its Board of Directors. Ms. Steinel, former Global Managing Partner of Arthur Andersen's Business Consulting Division, brings significant experience in global business strategy, operations and finance.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020430/MTSCLOGO)

    "The addition of Gail Steinel strengthens our capabilities and expands the breadth of experience and business perspective on our board," said Laura B. Hamilton, chief executive officer and chair. "We believe she will add significant value to MTS."

    Ms. Steinel currently has her own business, Executive Advisors, providing companies with leadership development services and advice on entering new markets and improving operations. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Federal Realty Investment Trust and is the chairperson of the audit committee. Her career experience includes five years at BearingPoint, a global technology and management consulting company, as Executive Vice President, Consumer, Industrial & Technology business unit and twenty-three years of progressive management experience at Arthur Andersen, where her final position was Global Managing Partner of the Business Consulting Division with 10,000 employees operating in 85 countries. Gail also serves on the board of the non-profit organization, Shelter our Sisters. Gail is a CPA.

    About MTS Systems Corporation

    MTS Systems Corporation is a leading global supplier of test systems and industrial position sensors. The Company's testing hardware and software solutions help customers accelerate and improve their design, development, and manufacturing processes and are used for determining the mechanical behavior of materials, products, and structures. MTS' high-performance position sensors provide controls for a variety of industrial and vehicular applications. MTS had 1,660 employees and revenue of $461 million for the fiscal year ended September 27, 2008. Additional information on MTS can be found on the worldwide web at http://www.mts.com/.

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    http://photoarchive.ap.org/
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com MTS Systems Corporation

    CONTACT: Susan Knight, Chief Financial Officer of MTS Systems
    Corporation, +1-952-937-4000

    Web Site: http://www.mts.com/




    Saga Communications, Inc. Announces Date and Time of 3rd Quarter 2009 Earnings Release and Conference Call

    GROSSE POINTE FARMS, Mich., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Saga Communications, Inc. (NYSE Amex: SGA) announced today that it will release its 3rd Quarter 2009 results at 12:00 p.m. EST on Monday, November 9, 2009. The company will be holding a conference call on the same date at 2:00 p.m. EST. The dial-in numbers are as follows:

    Domestic Dial-in Number: (612) 234-9960 International Dial-In Number: (612) 234-9960 Domestic Replay Number: (800) 475-6701 International Replay Number: (320) 365-3844 Access Code: 115331

    The Company requests that all parties that have a question that they would like to submit to the Company to please email the inquiry by 1:00 p.m. EST on November 9, 2009 to SagaIR@sagacom.com. The Company will discuss, during the limited period of the conference call, those inquiries it deems of general relevance and interest. Only inquiries made in compliance with the foregoing will be discussed during the call.

    Saga's earnings release will contain certain non-GAAP financial measures including station operating income and free cash flow. A reconciliation of all non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures will be provided in the earnings release.

    Saga Communications, Inc. is a broadcasting company whose business is devoted to acquiring, developing and operating broadcast properties. The company owns or operates broadcast properties in 26 markets, including 61 FM and 30 AM radio stations, 3 state radio networks, 2 farm radio networks, 5 television stations and 4 low-power television stations. For additional information, contact us at (313) 886-7070 or visit our website at http://www.sagacommunications.com/.

    Saga Communications, Inc.

    CONTACT: Samuel D. Bush of Saga Communications, Inc., +1-313-886-7070

    Web Site: http://www.sagacommunications.com/




    Goodrich Petroleum to Present at 2009 Johnson Rice Energy Conference

    HOUSTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Petroleum Corporation today announced that the Company's Chief Executive Officer, Walter G. "Gil" Goodrich and President, Robert C. Turnham, Jr., will present at the 2009 Johnson Rice Energy Conference at the Ritz Carlton Hotel located at 921 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana on Wednesday October 7, 2009, at 9:00 am. A copy of the presentation will be available on the Company's website beginning Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at http://www.goodrichpetroleum.com/.

    OTHER INFORMATION

    Certain statements in this news release regarding future expectations and plans for future activities may be regarded as "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act. They are subject to various risks, such as financial market conditions, operating hazards, drilling risks, and the inherent uncertainties in interpreting engineering data relating to underground accumulations of oil and gas, as well as other risks discussed in detail in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Initial production rates are subject to decline over time and should not be regarded as reflective of sustained production levels.

    Goodrich Petroleum is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The majority of its properties are in Louisiana and Texas.

    Goodrich Petroleum Corporation

    CONTACT: Robert C. Turnham, President, or David R. Looney, Chief
    Financial Officer, +1-713-780-9494, Fax, +1-713-780-9254

    Web Site: http://www.goodrichpetroleum.com/




    Fannie Mae Redemption

    WASHINGTON, October 5 /PRNewswire/ --

    Fannie Mae (NYSE: FNM) will redeem the principal amounts indicated for the following securities issues on the redemption dates indicated below at a redemption price equal to 100 percent of the principal amount redeemed, plus accrued interest thereon to the date of redemption:

    (All amounts in US Dollars unless otherwise noted.) Principal Security Interest Maturity Date CUSIP Redemption Date Amount Type Rate $30,000,000 MTN 0.750% April 15, 2011 3136FHKB0 October 15, 2009 $50,000,000 MTN 3.050% April 15, 2011 3136F9GQ0 October 15, 2009 $25,000,000 MTN 1.509% October 15, 2013 3136F9L50 October 15, 2009 $75,000,000 MTN 3.150% January 15, 2014 3136F93J0 October 15, 2009 $8,947,000 FINP 4.000% November 27, 2015 3135A1GY7 October 15, 2009 $7,591,000 FINP 6.000% June 23, 2021 3135A0UY3 October 15, 2009 $9,240,000 FINP 6.000% August 11, 2021 3135A0WQ8 October 15, 2009 $12,968,000 FINP 6.000% August 25, 2021 3135A0XC8 October 15, 2009

    Fannie Mae exists to expand affordable housing and bring global capital to local communities in order to serve the U.S. housing market. Fannie Mae has a federal charter and operates in America's secondary mortgage market to enhance the liquidity of the mortgage market by providing funds to mortgage bankers and other lenders so that they may lend to home buyers. Our job is to help those who house America.

    This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities of Fannie Mae. Nothing in this press release constitutes advice on the merits of buying or selling a particular investment. Any investment decision as to any purchase of securities referred to herein must be made solely on the basis of information contained in Fannie Mae's applicable Offering Circular, and that no reliance may be placed on the completeness or accuracy of the information contained in this press release.

    You should not deal in securities unless you understand their nature and the extent of your exposure to risk. You should be satisfied that they are suitable for you in the light of your circumstances and financial position. If you are in any doubt you should consult an appropriately qualified financial advisor.

    Fannie Mae

    Latressa Cox of Fannie Mae, +1-202-752-6707




    Hartindo AF21 In The News With EcoBlu Products, Inc.

    POINT EDWARD, ON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Megola Inc. (Pinksheets: MGOA - News) is pleased to announce that its Hartindo AF21 product is garnering national media attention for its use by EcoBlu Products, Inc., in California.

    EcoBlu Products, Inc. announced that its products are being used in the construction of the first energy neutral home in Santa Monica, California for TV personality Lisa Ling and her husband Dr. Paul Song. Local and national media outlets were invited to tour the home site to learn about the many green aspects of the project.

    To read the article in its entirety please visit: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Television-Personality-Lisa-prnews-2484152158.ht ml?x=0&.v=64

    Ms. Ling, Dr. Song, and principal designer Marco DiMaccio are creating a structure that combines international design sensibilities with some of the latest eco-friendly, forward thinking Green technologies. EcoBlu products utilizing BLUWOOD(TM) technology are being used in the framing of the home.

    "We are proud to be involved in this unique project with Lisa, Paul and Marco. EcoBlu products were able to satisfy all of the requirements they had for wood components including fire resistance utilizing Hartindo's AF21, mold and termite resistance, and the sustainability of a life-long wood product," said Steve Conboy, President and CEO of EcoBlu Products, Inc.

    About EcoBlu Products, Inc.

    EcoBlu Products, Inc. is a manufacturer of proprietary wood products coated with an eco-friendly chemistry that protects against mold, rot, decay, termites and value added fire. EcoBlu products utilizing BLUWOOD(TM) technology are the ultimate in wood protection, preservation, and fire safety to building components constructed of wood; from joists, beams and paneling, to floors and ceilings.

    The Company is committed to the development, marketing and sales of environmentally-responsible building materials. EcoBlu products are ready to deliver the winning edge to builders and the environment with its sustainable green product line.

    Web Site: http://www.ecobluproducts.com/ Blog: http://blog.ecobluproducts.com/ Visit EcoBlu on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/ecobluproducts

    For more information on Hartindo products and Megola Inc. please visit http://www.megola.com/.

    The matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. These risks are detailed from time to time in the company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including the company's Annual Report, Quarterly Reports and other periodic filings. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. The company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

    CONTACT: Megola Inc., Daniel Gardner, 1-888-558-6389, IRinfo@megola.com, http://www.megola.com/

    Megola Inc.

    CONTACT: Megola Inc., Daniel Gardner, 1-888-558-6389, IRinfo@megola.com,
    http://www.megola.com/




    Atmel's SAM9G45 Evaluation Kit Expedites Development on 400MHz ARM9-based Embedded MPUFully-featured Platform to Optimize External DDR2 and Flash Memory Organization for Maximum Performance and Cost-effective Data Storage

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel® Corporation today announced the SAM9G45-EK evaluation kit to support application development on the company's 400 MHz ARM926(TM)-based embedded microprocessor (MPU) with DDR2 memory. The SAM9G45 offers 480 Mbps EHCI-compliant high-speed USB with on-chip PHY, Ethernet and SDIO for high-speed connectivity, plus LCD and touch sensing for intelligent user-interfaces (iUIs), and programmable 1.8 or 3.3 V I/O supply voltage implemented in a high-data bandwidth architecture with a dual EBI.

    The evaluation board can be used to evaluate the performance benefits of the SAM9G45's dual external bus architecture, with two separate banks of 128 MBytes second-generation Dual Data Rate (DDR2) memory, each of which is connected to an external bus interface. Onboard flash memory includes 2 Gigabytes (GB) of NAND flash and 32 Mb (2M x 16) flash memory, which can be used to store the firmware uploaded in the DDR2 memory at system boot or application data.

    Onboard peripherals include a high-speed (HS) USB host/device port, a second HS USB host port, an Ethernet 10/100 interface, two high-speed SDCard/SDIO/MMC slots, a 24-bit color WQVGA LCD TFT display with resistive touchscreen and backlight, composite video output, camera interface and a backup battery.

    The SAM9G45 board offers dual boot capability, supporting Linux® and Microsoft® Windows®CE, with a pre-programmed demo showing the basic programming functionalities available under Linux and WinCE. Atmel provides full BSPs for both operating systems free of charge.

    Linux Support

    Atmel provides the Linux v2.6.27 operating system free of charge on its AT91SAM Linux portal at http://www.linux4sam.org/. The Linux package includes the complete Linux v2.6.27 kernel, the Linux patch for the AT91SAM9G45 evaluation kit, device drivers, pre-built demonstrations and the Angstrom distribution based on the OpenEmbedded building environment. The AT91SAM Linux portal is a gateway to a wide and growing community that provides Linux self-support for Atmel's entire ARM9(TM)-based range of embedded 32-bit microprocessors.

    Windows CE Support

    A full-featured Windows embedded BSP for the AT91SAM9G45 kit provides everything engineers need to deploy Microsoft's embedded technologies on Atmel's ARM9-based products. It can be downloaded from the website http://www.at91.com/Windows4SAM. Extensive documentation is available that includes a ready-to-run demonstration explaining how to use and customize the BSP source code and how to build applications based on the Windows BSPs.

    Extensive World-wide Third Party Ecosystem

    Leading third-party providers of embedded software offer a wide range of middleware, development tools and RTOS that support the SAM9G45 as part of Atmel's worldwide ecosystem for AT91SAM microcontrollers as follows:

    Mentor Graphics

    "Our long-term, solid working relationship with Atmel enables customers to use our Nucleus RTOS and Nucleus Graphics user interface for optimum performance," said Glenn Perry, Mentor Graphics'® embedded systems division general manager. "By using the SAM9G45 board, and Mentor Graphics development tools and software IP, embedded developers can now create advanced 2D and 3D graphical user interfaces on their devices in record time, without the need for hardware acceleration."

    http://www.mentor.com/products/embedded_software/cpu/platform_solutions/at mel.cfm

    Micrium

    "The SAM9G45 is the first embedded microprocessor that offers a true EHCI-compliant USB high-speed controller. For the sake of software portability, Intel defined the EHCI standard for the register level interface and memory data structures for the high-speed USB host controller hardware implementation. Our high-speed USB controller driver and USB stack also have an embedded hardware counterpart that can run at speeds found in PCs," said Christian Legare, Micrium's vice president. "Micrium's middleware and the powerful ARM9-based processor are a natural fit for customers looking for a small footprint in a real-time operating system (RTOS) rather than memory and performance hungry operating system alternatives."

    http://micrium.com/page/partners/atmel_alliance QNX

    "QNX board support packages for Atmel's ARM 9-based processors have become some of the most popular downloads on the QNX developer community portal, Foundry27.com," said Kroy Chang-Zeviar, QNX Software Systems' business alliance manager. "Combined with the hard realtime performance, accelerated 2D/3D graphics, Flash Lite HMIs, and ultra reliability of the QNX® Neutrino® operating system, Atmel's SAM9G45-EK offers an ideal springboard for prototyping and designing building automation systems, HVAC controls, medical devices, and other mission-critical applications."

    http://community.qnx.com/sf/wiki/do/viewPage/projects.bsp/wiki/BSPAndDrive rs

    Fluffy Spider Technologies

    "The Atmel SAM9G45 eMPU offers intelligent device manufacturers and application developers a feature-rich and cost-effective platform," said Robi Karp, Fluffy Spider Technologies' CEO. "By supporting the SAM9G45, our FancyPants multimedia and graphics engine helps OEMs add value to the silicon and differentiate their wares with professional, eye-catching and media-rich user interfaces."

    http://www.fst.net/partners/partners.html Timesys

    "LinuxLink, our software development framework, is widely used by customers designing Linux-based embedded products using Atmel processors," said Charlie Ashton, Timesys'® vice president of business development. "The LinuxLink subscription for the latest AT91SAM9G45 processor and reference board provides pre-assembled starting points that jump start Linux product development for Atmel customers. The subscription helps customers to adapt Linux for their products by assisting with Linux kernel and root filesystem customizations, followed by final system integration. With LinuxLink, SAM9G45 customers can get their product to market faster and at a much lower development cost. In addition, Timesys expert engineering support is available at every stage of their development."

    https://linuxlink.timesys.com/3/Linux/Atmel Adeneo Embedded

    "Adeneo Embedded provides Windows Embedded CE training, system development support and BSP maintenance to OEMs willing to secure the success of their SAM9G45-based design," said Yannick Chammings, Adeneo Embedded's CEO. "Adeneo Embedded and Atmel are running jointly in the USA and in Europe, a Windows Embedded CE training program adapted to the AT91SAM9 family. Based on the standard Microsoft course, these one-week training programs allow attendees to graduate with an AT91SAM9 evaluation kit with Windows Embedded BSP, and the expertise to customize and to develop applications." For more details about Adeneo's Embedded Solutions and Services for the AT91SAM9G45-EK, please visit http://www.adeneo-embedded.com/ or contact sales@adeneo-embedded.com.

    http://www.adeneo-embedded.com/srt/en/document/show?location.id:=1330 Availability, Pricing and Photo

    The SAM9G45 evaluation kit is available now (order code AT91SAM9G45-EKES) is offered at USD $750 for single unit quantities.

    To download a high-resolution photo of the SAM9G45, go to: http://www.atmel.com/images/homepage_new/press/SAM9G45EKES.jpg.

    Information

    Atmel's SAMG45 product information is available at: http://www.atmel.com/products/sam9g45.

    About Atmel

    Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on consumer, industrial, security, communications, computing and automotive markets.

    © 2009 Atmel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Atmel®, Atmel logo and combinations thereof and others, are registered trademarks or trademarks of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries. ARM® and others are registered trademarks or trademarks of ARM Ltd. Mentor Graphics® is a registered trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and or other countries. Other terms and product names may be trademarks of others.

    Press Contacts: Clive Over, Director, Public Relations Tel: (+1) 408 436-4305, Email: clive.over@atmel.com Jacko Wilbrink, ARM Product Marketing Director, Email: jacko.wilbrink@atmel.com Tel: (+33) 442 536 024

    Atmel Corporation

    CONTACT: Clive Over, Director, Public Relations, +1-408-436-4305,
    clive.over@atmel.com, or Jacko Wilbrink, ARM Product Marketing Director, (+33)
    442 536 024, jacko.wilbrink@atmel.com, both of Atmel Corporation

    Web Site: http://www.atmel.com/




    Protiviti Launches Unified Security Solution to Help Businesses Address Data Security RisksNew Governance Portal for Information Technology Improves Security Governance for Companies while Facilitating Compliance with Policies and Regulations in Cost-Effective Manner

    MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Protiviti Inc., a global business consulting and internal audit firm, has introduced the first product in its new Governance Portal for Information Technology series: a security solution to mitigate data security risks and avoid costly data breaches and reputation damage. The Governance Portal is an industry-leading governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software platform that allows organizations to address multiple GRC objectives.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090115/AQTH541LOGO)

    Organizations today seek tools to organize and automate their approach to security assessment. The new Governance Portal for Information Technology's security solution enables companies to determine whether their existing security control environments meet various international regulations and standards, including EU Data Directive, ISO 27001, PCI, GLBA, HIPAA, AICPA and PIPEDA. This process allows organizations to easily diagnose and understand where information security problems occur so they can take steps to certify, comply, interpret, or prioritize security-related initiatives.

    "Instead of acquiring separate solutions for finance, IT and other business units, many enterprises are choosing to use a single EGRC platform," writes Gartner in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Platforms (August 2009). "Reporting and managing through a single platform gives executives, auditors and managers a holistic view of the enterprise's risk and compliance postures, as well as views sorted by requirement, entity and geography."

    The information security capabilities of the Governance Portal for Information Technology enable customers to:

    -- Validate the control environment through certification, testing and monitoring -- Identify threats that could harm and adversely affect critical operations -- Estimate the likelihood that identified threats will materialize -- Track action plans from identification to closure -- Estimate the potential loss for the most critical and sensitive assets and operations -- Demonstrate corporate stewardship and process maturity.

    "One of our key strengths is the ability to deliver new content-rich solutions based on market need and our customers' continued progression toward more integrated governance, risk and compliance," said Scott Gracyalny, managing director and global leader of Protiviti's Risk Technology Solutions practice. "With the addition of the unified security solution to the Governance Portal, customers have the ability to install once and then tap into a continuously growing Protiviti solutions library with ready-to-upload content and related reports to adopt various security risk-assessment measures on an ongoing basis."

    The Governance Portal integrates Protiviti's proprietary content and consulting expertise with commonly accepted governance frameworks to establish a comprehensive platform that gives organizations the visibility and insight they need to manage and mitigate critical risk and compliance issues.

    About Protiviti

    Protiviti (http://www.protiviti.com/) is a global business consulting and internal audit firm composed of experts specializing in risk, advisory and transaction services. The firm helps solve problems in finance and transactions, operations, technology, litigation, governance, risk, and compliance. Protiviti's highly trained, results-oriented professionals provide a unique perspective on a wide range of critical business issues for clients in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

    Protiviti has more than 60 locations worldwide and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half International Inc. . Founded in 1948, Robert Half International is a member of the S&P 500 index.

    Protiviti is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com/ Protiviti Inc.

    CONTACT: Kathy Keller of Protiviti Inc., +1-650-234-6252,
    kathy.keller@protiviti.com; or Brigit Valencia of Eastwick Communications,
    +1-650-480-4019, brigit@eastwick.com, for Protiviti Inc.

    Web Site: http://www.protiviti.com/




    Harris Corporation Demonstrates Leadership in Wideband Tactical Communications at Combined Endeavor 2009 Military Exercise

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (AUSA Booth #1439) -- Harris Corporation , an international communications and information technology company, linked deployed forces and their commanders through wideband battlefield communication networks that enabled real-time exchange of tactical voice, video and other data by participants in Combined Endeavor 2009 (CE-09).

    Harris provided wideband tactical radios, broadband satellite terminals, and other equipment and support for networking to CE-09, the world's largest military communications information systems exercise. Combined Endeavor took place Sept. 4 through Sept. 17 and involved more than 1,200 participants from 40 nations spread over three European countries.

    The demonstration highlighted Harris Corporation's leadership and capacity in delivering advanced communications down to the soldier level for both line-of-sight and beyond-line-of sight applications. The overall objective of Combined Endeavor is to allow nations to develop coalition plans and policies, common tactics and procedures, technical capabilities and familiarity with each other.

    "We are leading the way to the networked battlefield," said Hal McDougall, vice president and acting general manager, International Business Unit, Harris RF Communications. "Combined Endeavor 2009 allowed us to showcase advanced systems that create flexible battlefield networks in which voice and data are seamlessly exchanged. Our systems gave participants ready access to a range of high-data rate applications over links between commanders and forces in the field."

    Harris provided its Falcon III® RF-7800M Multiband Networking Radio, the RF-7800S Secure Personal Radio and the RF-7800W High-Capacity Line-of-Sight Radio. These radios were integrated into various system configurations along with Harris RF-7800B Broadband Global Area Network satellite terminals to form scalable mobile ad-hoc networking communications systems that connected widely dispersed troops.

    Significantly, the Harris demonstrations involved applications of mobile ad-hoc networking (MANET), an important concept in tactical communications in which radios relay and route voice-and-data traffic themselves. This capability eliminates the need for dedicated switching and routing devices. In doing so, deployed forces are able to communicate to more personnel, over longer distances, without reliance on standard telecommunications infrastructure. This is first exhibition of mobile ad-hoc networking as part of Combined Endeavor.

    Now in its 15th year, Combined Endeavor is sponsored by the United States European Command. The exercise drew participants to three areas: Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Netherlands and Denmark. Harris equipment was deployed in varying configurations in separate exercises at each location.

    Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next-generation of radios supporting network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets.

    About Harris Corporation

    Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees -- including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at http://www.harris.com/.

    Harris Corporation

    CONTACT: Kevin Aman, RF Communications, +1-585-241-8187,
    Kevin.Aman@Harris.com, or Jim Burke, Corporate Headquarters, +1-321-727-9131,
    Jim.Burke@harris.com, both of Harris Corporation

    Web Site: http://www.harris.com/




    Visa Releases Global Data Encryption Best PracticesPaves way for industry standards; Implementation enhances card data security

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Visa Inc. today announced global industry best practices for data field encryption, also known as end-to-end encryption. The best practices are designed to further the payment industry's efforts to develop a common, open standard while providing guidance to encryption vendors and early adopters. Data field encryption protects card information from the swipe to the acquirer processor with no need for the merchant to process or transmit card data in the "clear."

    "While no single technology will completely solve for fraud, data field encryption can be an effective security layer to render cardholder data useless to criminals in the event of a merchant data breach," said Eduardo Perez, global head of data security, Visa Inc. "Using encryption as one component of a comprehensive data security program can enhance a merchant's security by eliminating any clear text data either in storage or in flight," he added.

    In addition to issuing encryption best practices, Visa has led efforts to develop a much needed industry data field encryption standard as chair of the ANSI X9F6 standards working group. Establishing industry wide standards are essential for ensuring that emerging encryption solutions are open, consistent and enable merchant choice. X9 is the ANSI accredited committee for financial services that is focused on "standardization for facilitating banking operations." Membership includes financial institutions, vendors, insurance companies, associations, retailers and regulators.

    "Given the interest expressed by merchants and processors, guidance from the card brands is a critical determinant in figuring out how to move ahead with encrypting data in transit, especially absent a global standard," said Avivah Litan, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner Inc. "Companies should also be aware that if data is decrypted anywhere in their system, they are still at risk for a data breach."

    Visa's best practices are designed to help organizations: -- Limit cleartext availability of cardholder data and sensitive authentication data to the point of encryption and the point of decryption. -- Use robust key management solutions consistent with international and/or regional standards. -- Use key-lengths and cryptographic algorithms consistent with international and/or regional standards. -- Protect devices used to perform cryptographic operations against physical/logical compromises. -- Use an alternate account or transaction identifier for business processes that requires the primary account number to be utilized after authorization, such as processing of recurring payments, customer loyalty programs or fraud management.

    It's important to note that sensitive authentication data such as full contents of the magnetic strip, CVV2, PIN/PIN block should not be used for any purpose other than payment authorization and may not be stored after authorization, even if encrypted.

    While data field encryption applies after the card is swiped and throughout the merchant's environment, encryption solutions between acquirer processors and Visa would further reduce the value of card data to criminals. Visa accepts encrypted transaction data from acquirers, third-party processors and merchants directly connected to VisaNet. Visa has offered an authorization and settlement encryption solution since early 2008, and the service is available to direct connect clients.

    "Investing in data field encryption is valuable, but should be understood as a complement rather than a replacement for PCI DSS compliance, which remains the best protection against a data compromise," Perez concluded.

    About Visa Inc.: Visa Inc. operates the world's largest retail electronic payments network providing processing services and payment product platforms. This includes consumer credit, debit, prepaid and commercial payments, which are offered under the Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink and PLUS brands. Visa enjoys unsurpassed acceptance around the world, and Visa/PLUS is one of the world's largest global ATM networks, offering cash access in local currency in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information, visit http://www.corporate.visa.com/.

    Link to Visa Best Practices, Data Field Encryption Version 1.0: http://corporate.visa.com/_media/best-practices.pdf

    Visa Inc.

    CONTACT: Sandra Chu of Visa Inc., +1-415-932-2564, globalmedia@visa.com;
    or Jay Hopkins, CRC Public Relations, for Visa Inc., +1-703.683.5004 ext. 107,
    jhopkins@crcpublicrelations.com

    Web Site: http://www.corporate.visa.com/




    Hologic to Release Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2009 Operating Results on Monday, November 9, 2009

    BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) , a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced plans to release its fourth quarter and fiscal 2009 operating results on Monday, November 9, 2009 after market close. In conjunction with the release, management will host a conference call on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. (EST).

    Interested participants may listen to the call by dialing 877-719-9786 or 719-325-4786 for international callers and referencing code 9714531 approximately 15 minutes prior to the call on November 9th. For those unable to participate in the live broadcast, a replay will be available one hour after the call ends through Friday, November 20, 2009 at 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820 for international callers, access code 9714531.

    The Company will also provide a live webcast of the call. Interested participants may access the webcast on the Company's website at http://www.hologic.com/. A replay of the call will be archived on the Company's website.

    About Hologic, Inc.

    Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women. Hologic's core business units are focused on breast health, diagnostics, GYN surgical, and skeletal health. Hologic provides a comprehensive suite of technologies with products for mammography and breast biopsy, radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer, cervical cancer screening, treatment for menorrhagia, permanent contraception, osteoporosis assessment, preterm birth risk assessment, mini C-arm for extremity imaging and molecular diagnostic products including reagents for a variety of DNA and RNA analysis applications. For more information, visit http://www.hologic.com/.

    Contact: Deborah R. Gordon Vice President, Investor Relations Hologic, Inc. (781) 999-7716

    Hologic, Inc.

    CONTACT: Deborah R. Gordon, Vice President, Investor Relations of
    Hologic, Inc., +1-781-999-7716

    Web Site: http://www.hologic.com/




    Investigation Discovery, National PTA and Discovery Education Stand Up For Kids in Observance of National Safe Schools Week- Comprehensive Campaign Supporting School Safety Runs October 19-24 -

    SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Investigation Discovery and National PTA announced today a year-long partnership that will kick off during October's National Safe Schools Week, which empowers communities to keep their schools safe by encouraging everyone to stand up against school violence. As the organizations' first joint campaign, ID and PTA will launch STAND UP FOR KIDS: NATIONAL SAFE SCHOOLS WEEK, a comprehensive initiative aimed at raising awareness of effective ways to keep children safe in the classroom, on the playground and at the computer.

    From Monday, October 19 through Saturday, October 24, STAND UP FOR KIDS: NATIONAL SAFE SCHOOLS WEEK will be showcased on Investigation Discovery with on-air child safety tips and public service announcements, culminating in the documentary special, BLACKBOARDS AND BULLIES: ARE YOUR KIDS SAFE? premiering Saturday from 10-11 PM ET. Child and school safety resources will be available online at InvestigationDiscovery.com/StandUpForKids and PTA.org/schoolsafety. ID will provide customizable campaign elements for distribution partners, as well as a webinar featuring school safety experts for Discovery Education's national teacher community, the Discovery Educator Network (DEN), of over 100,000 teachers nationwide. Discovery Education will also provide free school safety resources via their teacher website, DiscoveryEducation.com, and other resources through its Discovery Education streaming, the nation's premier digital curriculum solution, which is scientifically proven to improve student achievement and is available in more than half the schools in the U.S.

    "ID is honored to partner with such a powerful voice for children, National PTA, in order to raise awareness of the violence affecting the daily lives of so many children," said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of Investigation Discovery. "Educational institutions are safe harbors for children and, accordingly, we have designed this initiative, STAND UP FOR KIDS: NATIONAL SAFE SCHOOLS WEEK, to help all parents, students and educators work to preserve America's classrooms as secure, comfortable settings where a student's only concern is their academic progress."

    "For decades, PTA and its millions of members have taken action so that children can succeed and learning environments can improve. That's why we are proud to partner with Investigation Discovery on this campaign to call attention to the importance of keeping our schools safe for children," said Charles J. "Chuck" Saylors, National PTA President. "We all have a stake in keeping children safe everywhere and we believe that the resources offered to communities through STAND UP FOR KIDS: NATIONAL SAFE SCHOOLS WEEK will help unite parents, teachers and communities so that everyone does their part."

    As the finale of STAND UP FOR KIDS: NATIONAL SAFE SCHOOLS WEEK, the world premiere of BLACKBOARDS AND BULLIES: ARE YOUR KIDS SAFE? explores the roots of violent incidents in America's school systems and tangible ways for communities to improve child safety. This one-hour special surveys some of the most critical categories of school violence, from bullying to gang violence to sexual assault. Using case studies and interviews with leading experts, BLACKBOARDS AND BULLIES shows the consequences of American adolescent violence and provides information to families on how to protect their children.

    BLACKBOARDS AND BULLIES: ARE YOUR KIDS SAFE? is produced by ORTV Ltd. for Investigation Discovery. For ORTV Ltd., Christopher Mitchell is executive producer and Jonathan Hacker is producer. For Investigation Discovery, Pamela Deutsch is executive producer and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.

    About National PTA

    PTA comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education health, and welfare of children and youth.

    About Investigation Discovery

    Investigation Discovery (ID), America's leading investigation network, is the source for fact-based investigative content about culture, history and the human condition. Providing the highest quality investigative programming focused on fascinating stories of human nature from the past to the present, Investigation Discovery's in-depth documentaries and series challenge viewers on important issues shaping our culture and defining our world. As the premier authority in real investigations, ID is expanding partnerships with established news organizations and production companies to bring the strongest analytic, factual investigative and current affairs programming to over 54 million U.S. households. For more information, please visit investigationdiscovery.com

    About Discovery Education

    Discovery Communications revolutionized television with Discovery Channel and is now transforming classrooms through Discovery Education. Powered by the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education combines scientifically proven, standards-based digital media and a dynamic user community in order to empower teachers to improve student achievement. Already, more than half of all U.S. schools access Discovery Education digital services. Explore the future of education at discoveryeducation.com

    Investigation Discovery

    CONTACT: David Schaefer of Discovery Communications, +1-240-662-2954,
    David_Schaefer@discovery.com, or James Martinez of National PTA,
    +1-312-670-6782, ext. 325, jmartinez@pta.org

    Web Site: http://investigationdiscovery.com/




    Telestone Technologies to Present at the Roth China Conference on October 14 at 10:00 am ET

    BEIJING, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Telestone Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: TSTC; "Telestone", the "Company"), a leading developer and provider of Local Access Network Solutions based in the People's Republic of China, announced today that it will present at the Roth China Conference, to be held October 12-14, 2009, at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach, FL.

    Mr. Ren Hu, Board Secretary, is scheduled to present at 10:00am ET on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 and will be hosting one-on-one meetings with conference attendees throughout the three-day event. Mr. Hu will discuss the Company's progress as a wireless access network, IP wideband access and CATV access network installer for the demand of the 3G rollout in China. The Company will also detail the unification of local access networks on their new technology WFDS (Wireless Fiber-optics Distribution System) and its plans to accelerate expansion into international markets.

    Registration is by invitation and registration is mandatory. For more information on the conference, contact your Roth representative or visit http://www.roth.com/ .

    About Telestone Technologies Corporation

    Telestone provides Local Access Network Solutions, products and engineering integration to telecom carriers. In terms of 2G technologies, Telestone is a main supplier in wireless access coverage infrastructure building for the GSM and CDMA network base on its RFPA technologies primarily in the PRC. The products; repeaters, line-amplifiers, antennas and radio accessories are all based on RFPA technologies. After intensive research on the demands of carriers in 3G technologies, based on its strong R&D capabilities in both wireless and Fiber-Optics, Telestone has invented its WFDS unification local access network solution and products which are high welcomed by all telecom carriers and property owners. Telestone also provides services that include project design, project manufacturing, installation, maintenance and after-sales services. Telestone currently has approximately 1,200 employees.

    For further information, contact: Company: Ren Hu, Board Secretary Tel: +1-201-877-0415 Email: arenhu@gmail.com Investor Relations: Peter Selzberg Hayden IR Tel: +1-212-946-2849 Email: peter@haydenir.com

    Telestone Technologies Corporation

    CONTACT: Company: Ren Hu, Board Secretary, +1-201-877-0415,
    arenhu@gmail.com; Investor Relations: Peter Selzberg, Hayden IR, +1-212-946-
    2849, peter@haydenir.com




    Lionsgate and Harpo Films Say Yes to WILL YOU BE MY BLACK FRIEND? Starring Chris RockBased On Magazine Article by GQ Senior Correspondent Devin Friedman

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LIONSGATE® , the leading next generation studio, and Harpo Films, Inc. announced today that they will partner to develop the film, WILL YOU BE MY BLACK FRIEND?, starring Chris Rock (the upcoming GOOD HAIR, I THINK I LOVE MY WIFE, "The Chris Rock Show"). The project is based on a magazine article of the same name written by GQ senior correspondent Devin Friedman. Published in the magazine's November 2008 edition, "Will You Be My Black Friend?" chronicles Friedman's unorthodox and admittedly self-conscious quest to make "black friends." The producers of WILL YOU BE MY BLACK FRIEND? are Oprah Winfrey, Kate Forte, President of Harpo Films, and Carla Gardini, Senior Vice President, Production of Harpo Films. Lionsgate will distribute worldwide. The announcement was jointly made today by Joe Drake, Lionsgate Co-Chief Operating Officer and Motion Picture Group President, Mike Paseornek, Lionsgate President of Motion Picture Production and Harpo Films' Forte.

    Winfrey is a co-presenter with Lionsgate on its eagerly anticipated fall release from director Lee Daniels, PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL "PUSH" BY SAPPHIRE. Winfrey is also an executive producer of the critically acclaimed film, which has won top awards at the Sundance Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, the San Sebastian International Film Festival and the Deauville American Film Festival.

    Said Paseornek, "We're thrilled to continue our relationship with Oprah Winfrey and Harpo Films by bringing WILL YOU BE MY BLACK FRIEND? to the screen. The cinematic potential of 'Will You Be My Black Friend' jumped out at us immediately; after all, Devin launches his search for black friends by posting an ad on Craigslist. But what really makes the piece special is Devin's voice, which is honest, astute and extremely funny. We can't imagine a better actor to help bring this story to life than Chris Rock, who is simply one of the smartest, boldest comic talents working today." Commented Forte, "We're delighted to partner with our friends at Lionsgate on WILL YOU BE MY BLACK FRIEND? This is a story that takes on themes of race and friendship in a very modern and unexpected way, and we think audiences across the spectrum will find a lot to laugh about and think about."

    Gardini brought the project to Harpo Films, and will be supervising the production alongside Paseornek; Lionsgate Director of Development Charisse Nesbit will also be working on the project. Rock's latest film, the Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary GOOD HAIR, opens Friday, October 9th and is being released by Roadside Attractions, in which Lionsgate owns a minority stake. Rock is repped by ICM.

    The deal was negotiated for Lionsgate by Robert Melnik, Lionsgate Executive Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, and for Harpo Films by Scott Stein, head of Operations and Business Affairs.

    SYNOPSIS

    Inspired by a true story, a white, married journalist living in Manhattan comes to the unnerving realization one night at a cocktail party that virtually his entire social circle is white. Indeed his entire existence has become steeped in a certain style of "whiteness": a rarefied industry (publishing); a weekend house in the Catskills; yoga; ambient music; and seasonal gourmet cooking. With help of the internet, a "white guy" sets off on a humorous journey to make "black friends," only to discover that regardless of race, the older you get, the harder it is to make friends.

    ABOUT HARPO FILMS, INC.

    Harpo Films, Inc. produces feature films and, through an exclusive deal with HBO, scripted television programming. Recent produced features have garnered the highest industry honors for quality, including THE GREAT DEBATERS, directed by and starring Denzel Washington, which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture - Drama. Telefilms include the multiple Emmy Award® winner TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, as well as THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD, starring Halle Berry.

    Harpo Productions, Inc. produces the number-one-rated, award-winning "The Oprah Winfrey Show"; creates and develops original TV programming for primetime, syndication and cable television; and operates Oprah.com (http://www.oprah.com/), a premier lifestyle website. Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly O, The Oprah Magazine publication. Harpo Radio, Inc. produces Oprah Radio (XM channel 156, Sirius channel 195 as part of its "Best of XM" package) on Sirius XM Radio. A joint venture between Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, a multi-platform company, will debut in 2010 in more than 70 million homes, on what is currently the Discovery Health Channel.

    ABOUT LIONSGATE

    Lionsgate is the leading next generation studio with a strong and diversified presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. The Company has built a strong television presence in production of prime time cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming through Debmar-Mercury and an array of channel platform assets, including TV Guide Network in partnership with JPMorgan's One Equity Partners and Allen Shapiro, the Epix multiplatform channel expected to launch in October 2009 with partners Viacom and MGM, the FEARnet branded horror channel with partners Comcast and Sony, and the KIX and Thrill branded action and horror channels in Asia. Its feature film business achieved a number one box office opening weekend in September 2009 with the eighth film in the Tyler Perry franchise, I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF, with the sixth film in the Saw franchise opening in October 2009. The Company's home entertainment business has grown to more than 7% market share and leads the industry in its box office-to-DVD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 12,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate brand remains synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

    http://www.lionsgate.com/ For further information, contact: Sarah Greenberg 310-255-3856 sgreenberg@lionsgate.com For corporate inquiries, please contact: Peter D. Wilkes 310-255-3726 pwilkes@lionsgate.com

    Lionsgate

    CONTACT: Sarah Greenberg, +1-310-255-3856, sgreenberg@lionsgate.com, or
    corporate inquiries, Peter D. Wilkes, +1-310-255-3726, pwilkes@lionsgate.com,
    both of Lionsgate

    Web Site: http://www.lionsgate.com/

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