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The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
NASDAQ Announces Appointment of Robert H. McCooey as Senior Vice President
NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. ("NASDAQ(r)"); (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today that Robert H. McCooey, Jr. has been appointed Senior Vice President to lead a new unit within NASDAQ, the Capital Markets Group. Mr. McCooey joins NASDAQ from The Griswold Company, a NYSE floor broker, where he was a founder and served as the firm's President and Chief Executive Officer.
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
New First Trust Exchange Traded Fund is Based On NASDAQ Clean Edge Index
NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NASDAQ(r)) (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and Clean Edge, Inc. today announced that First Trust Advisors L.P. has licensed the NASDAQ(r) Clean Edge(r) U.S. Liquid Series Index, an innovative and powerful tool for clean-energy investors, in order to launch a new exchange traded fund (ETF). The First Trust NASDAQ(r) Clean Edge(r) U.S. Liquid Series Index Fund will begin trading in January 2007. The ETF will be managed by First Trust Advisors L.P. and listed on NASDAQ.
Microsemi Introduces StayLit Backlight Inverter Module for Dual-Lamp CCFL LCD Displays
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC) a leading manufacturer of analog and mixed signal integrated circuits, has announced the first in a series of StayLit(tm) externally programmable inverter modules for cold cathode fluorescent lamp displays that allow continued safe operation of the display when one of the two lamps fails. Safe continued operation is particularly critical in patient monitoring equipment, ATM machines and point-of-sale terminals in medical, industrial and commercial applications.
Sage Global Solutions
Sage Global Announces Plan to Become Fully Reporting Company
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sage Global Solutions, Inc. (Pink Sheets:SGGL) announced today that it has started the process of becoming a fully-reporting company under U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations, in preparation for listing its shares on the OTC Bulletin Board(r) (OTCBB). Sage Global is currently a non-reporting company trading on the over-the-counter (OTC) Pink Sheets as well as on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (German WKN# A0J265 / Trading Symbol: Q9A) the world's third largest securities exchange.
Kronos Advanced Technologies, Inc.
Kronos Air Purification Device Obtains Ministry Certification for Medical Use in Russia
BELMONT, Mass., Nov. 13, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Kronos Advanced Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:KNOS), announced today that the Kronos-powered Tree(tm) air purification device, designed and manufactured by Kronos' Russian partner EOL, LLC, has passed its final clinical trial and has been approved by the Russian Research Institute of Medical Equipment for use in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The device received Category I approval, which means the product has met the strictest regulations required for a device to be used in operating rooms and other areas that require a sterile environment.
Micron Enviro Systems, Inc.
Micron Enviro Systems Announces Alberta Oil Sands Operations to Commence
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 13, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Micron Enviro Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:MENV), (Frankfurt:NDD), ("Micron") is extremely pleased to announce that operations on the Alberta Oil Sands prospects are about to commence. The seismic operations are scheduled to begin shortly, followed by a drill program to delineate out the potential size of the oil sand resource. The Oil Sands of Canada hold recoverable reserves of 175 billion barrels with a proven reserve life of 480 years and another 130 billion barrels of potential reserves, which is second only to Saudi Arabia's 262 billion barrels. As a comparison, the United States has only 29 billion barrels of recoverable reserves and has decreasing domestic production while their demand is increasing by 1-2% every year. Canada is in an optimal position to supply oil to the U.S. with its favorable political climate, close proximity and being one of the few non-OPEC countries which can grow its oil production.
QLogic Customer DigitalFilm Tree Wins Award in Storage Networking World Best Practices in Storage Program
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Nov. 13, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- QLogic(r) Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), the leader in Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), stackable switches and blade server switches, today announced that its Network Platform customer, Hollywood-based DigitalFilm Tree, Inc., has earned an award in the category of "Innovation and Promise" in Storage Networking World's (SNW) "Best Practices in Storage" program. DigitalFilm Tree (DFT) is a major innovator in digital workflow solutions, including rough-cut editing, composition and visual effects-generation. The company earned accolades for its work on projects such as Cold Mountain, Napoleon Dynamite, and NBC-Touchstone's Scrubs.
Budget Waste Inc.
Budget Waste Inc. Establishes a Community Recycling Program for the Town of Crossfield
CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 13, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Budget Waste Inc. (Pink Sheets:BDGW) implements its community recycling program for the Town of Crossfield. The Town of Crossfield approved BWI's proposal to provide recycling bins at a centralized depot at the town's centre. Kelly Podmoroff, BWI's Operations Manager, stated, "We based our Town of Crossfield proposal on successful recycling programs that we have implemented for other communities over the past few years. The Town of Crossfield wanted an efficient, cost-effective, user-friendly program with a proven track record. Based on our positive experience in other communities, we are confident that our recycling program will deliver as promised." The addition of the Crossfield depot to our recycling collection route supports BWI's commitment to provide sustainable waste management solutions for our customers.
Budget Waste Inc.
Budget Waste Inc. Signs New Agreements for Residential Curbside Waste Collection
CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 13, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Budget Waste Inc. (Pink Sheets:BDGW) signs four new residential curbside collection service agreements. The new residential service areas include Tucker Hills Boulevard in Okotoks, Alberta; and Emerald Bay, Springbank Links and Rodeo Ridge in Calgary, Alberta. The addition of these service areas increases BWI's residential collection service to over 14,000 residences.