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Brilliant New Book Spells out the Harsh Realities of the U.S.-Islam Conflict
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- "With the demise of the Soviet Communism, the United States as the sole superpower is facing the challenge of Islamic fundamentalists who believe in the illegitimacy of its interests in their homelands. Belonging to a political religion, Islamic extremists have been misusing jihad blindly and attempting unsuccessfully to terminate the American presence in their countries. The conflict will continue," says Seid M. Zekavat, a lawyer, university professor, and practicing Muslim. His new book, Perils of Blind Faith, powerfully analyzes the bitter realities borne out of the conflicting interests of the United States and the Islam fundamentalists.
Improved confidence in Stockholmsborsen
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 21, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- At Stockholmsborsen's Exchange Seminar 2004, which was held today, Kerstin Hessius presented the results of an external survey that showed that public confidence in Stockholmsborsen had increased since 2002. Confidence in Stockholmsborsen has increased among all of the categories covered by the survey, namely Exchange members, listed companies, institutional investors, private investors, the mass media, and various interest groups.
Ness Energy International, Inc.
Ness Energy: Wall Street Comes To Texas, Transaction Funded, And Stage Set For `2004 New Year' Israeli And Texas Projects
WILLOW PARK, Texas, Jan. 21, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ness Energy International, Inc. (OTCBB:NESS) announced continued discussions and efforts with Wall Street have started generating benefits for the New Year, including long term arrangements reached during meetings just held in Texas with Wall Street insiders and others, and the closing of a quarter-million dollar transaction. Wall Street has visited Ness this past week and the company believes the efforts are seeding a foundation for Israeli drilling, in addition to Texas exploration and development, all part of the Ness vision for Israel.
Acquisition of Amersham plc -- Satisfaction of Pre-Conditions
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, U.K., Jan. 21, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Recommended share exchange acquisition of Amersham plc ("Amersham") by General Electric Company and GE Investments, Inc. (together "GE") by means of a scheme of arrangement (the "Scheme") under section 425 of the Companies Act 1985 (the "Acquisition")
CALAMOS Asset Management, Inc.
Calamos Closed-End Funds Announces Release of Monthly Portfolio Data
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Jan. 21, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Calamos Investments has released the monthly portfolio data including asset allocation, quality allocation, representative holdings, sector weightings and other fund characteristics for the Calamos Convertible Opportunities and Income Fund (NYSE:CHI) (Cusip No.:128117108), and the Calamos Convertible and High Income Fund (NYSE:CHY) (Cusip No.:12811P108). The information will be posted on Calamos' website at, www.calamos.com . Printed copies can be obtained by calling (800) 582-6959.
Smith & Nephew PLC
Smith & Nephew To Hold Analyst Briefing At The American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting
LONDON, Jan. 21, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Smith & Nephew plc will hold a meeting for analysts and investors at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) on 10 March 2004 at 8.00am at the Westin St Francis Hotel in San Francisco. The presentation, which will be audio webcast live on the Smith & Nephew website, will focus on the products being exhibited by the orthopaedic and endoscopy businesses at the surgeon meeting, the largest orthopaedic congress in the world. The analysts meeting will be hosted by Dave Illingworth, President of Smith & Nephew's orthopaedics business, and Jim Taylor, President of the endoscopy business.
Maximum Dynamics, Inc.
Maximum Dynamics, Inc. Acquires 100% of Unilogic Solutions (Pty), Ltd.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 21, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Maximum Dynamics, Inc. (OTCBB:MXDY), a technology solutions company that combines cutting edge technology with its back office and administration services to provide client side support and business process management services, announced today that it has completed the purchase of the remaining 49% of Unilogic Solutions (Pty), Ltd. ("Unilogic"). With the purchase, Unilogic, which is a South African Proprietary Limited Company, is now a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Maximum Dynamics ("Maximum").
Kingdom Ventures Inc.
Kingdom Partnership Seeks to Impact One Million Global Leaders
ATLANTA, Jan. 21, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Kingdom Ventures, Inc. (OTCBB:KDMV): EQUIP and Global Focus, two metro Atlanta-based evangelical Christian ministries, have just signed a partnership agreement that seeks to equip and train one million global Christian leaders. The goal of the partnership is to mobilize North American churches to impact one million leaders outside the U.S. by 2008. Dr. John Hull, president of EQUIP, and Dr. Larry D. Reesor, founder/president of Global Focus, signed the document in a ceremony at EQUIP's offices on January 8.
Toll Brothers, Inc.
Toll Brothers And Pinnacle Limited Announce Joint Venture To Develop 832-Unit Condo Community On Northern New Jersey Waterfront
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa., Jan. 21, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Toll Brothers, Inc., (NYSE:TOL) (www.tollbrothers.com), the nation's leading builder of luxury homes, and Pinnacle Downtown, a Pinnacle Ltd. company, today announced that they have entered into a joint venture to develop an 832-home luxury condominium community on the Hoboken, New Jersey waterfront. The joint venture purchased the property from Gotham Partners, L.P.
eCom eCom.com, Inc. Announces Four Spin Offs With American Capital Holdings, Inc.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Jan. 21, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- eCom eCom.com, Inc. (OTCBB:ECEC) has agreed to four additional spins-offs of its wholly owned subsidiaries. ECom eCom.com, Inc. (eCom or ECEC) and American Capital Holdings, Inc. (ACH) reached an agreement whereby interests currently held by American Capital Holdings shall be acquired by eCom subsidiaries. ACH companies include: Freedom 4 Wireless, Inc., Cornerstone Energy Partners, LP, 21st Century Oil & Gas Exploration, Inc. and Smart Pill Diagnostics, Inc.