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Heightened Competition, Race for Talent Seen as Top Potential Risks for Technology Companies, PricewaterhouseCoopers Finds
NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Technology company executives around the world say that intense competition from both established companies and new ventures, and the fierce battle for talent are the most significant challenges facing their businesses, according to a study from PricewaterhouseCoopers. And though the pace of change in the tech industry has moderated, executives say they must remain flexible in their strategies, business models and cultures in order to keep pace and prosper.
Izard Nobel LLP
Schatz & Nobel, P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Spectrum Brands, Inc. -- SPC
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 27, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The law firm of Schatz & Nobel, P.C., which has significant experience representing investors in prosecuting claims of securities fraud, announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on behalf of all persons who purchased the publicly traded securities of Spectrum Brands, Inc. (NYSE:SPC) ("Spectrum Brands") between January 4, 2005 and September 6, 2005 (the "Class Period").
First Equity Group
StockMarketNewsAlert.com Introduces SIGA Technologies, Inc.
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Sept. 27, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- SIGA Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:SIGA) is new to StockMarketNewsAlert.com. According to D. Baker at First Equity Group, Inc., "Recent news flow from the company has been very positive. The company recently announced that it that it has entered into a $3.2 million, one year contract with the United States Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC). The agreement, for the rapid identification and treatment of anti-viral diseases, is funded through the United States Air Force (USAF). SIGA's efforts will aid the USAF Special Operations Command in its use of computational biology to design and develop specific countermeasures against the biological threat agents Smallpox and Adenovirus. Smallpox is a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Category A biothreat agent, and Adenovirus is a cause of significant respiratory infectious disease, both of which may impair the combat readiness of USAF Personnel."
Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Occidental to Ship Libyan Oil to U.S.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) announced today that it has lifted its first cargo of Libyan crude oil since returning to its historic contract areas in that Country. This high quality cargo, which consists of approximately 900,000 barrels with an API gravity of 36 degrees and low sulfur content, will be delivered to the United States. This is the first shipment of a U.S. company's equity share of Libyan crude oil to the U.S. market since the U.S. lifted economic sanctions on Libya that were in place for nearly 20 years.
First Equity Group
StockMarketNewsAlert.com Updates Diamond I Inc.
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Sept. 27, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Diamond I Inc. (OTCBB:DMOI) is new to StockMarketNewsAlert.com. According to D. Baker at First Equity Group, Inc., recent news flow from the company has been very positive. The company recently announced that it has elected to exercise its option to acquire Touchdev Limited. Diamond I would immediately be in a position to accelerate the launch of its planned Internet poker site, as well as its planned mobile gambling content, both of which would cater only to non-U.S. residents.
StockGuru.com Announces Profile Coverage for Joystar, Inc.
DALLAS, Sept. 27, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- John Pentony, Publisher of StockGuru.com, announced today that the Web site has initiated Profile Coverage for Joystar, Inc. (OTCBB:JYSR). Joystar is one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing travel agency networks. The company specializes in selling complex travel products including cruises, vacation packages and group travel through its national sales force of over 2,500 professional agents. Joystar's comprehensive business combines innovative technology, marketing opportunities and expert support services to the company's independent and home-based travel agents. With Joystar, professional travel agents can concentrate on promoting travel and creating customer loyalty without the administrative and financial burden of owning/operating a traditional storefront travel agency.
Evolving Gold Corp.
Meridian Gold Company to Option Evolving Gold Corp's Winnemucca Mountain Property
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 27, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Evolving Gold Corp. (CNQ:GOLD) (OTCBB:EVOGF) ("Evolving") is pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Intent with Meridian Gold Inc. (NYSE:MDG) (TSE:MNG) ("Meridian") regarding an option by Meridian to earn a 70% interest in Evolving's Winnemucca Mountain property (the "Property"). The Property is situated near the northern end of the Battle Mountain-Eureka gold trend and consists of 272 unpatented mineral claims covering about 2,115 hectares in Humboldt County, in northwestern Nevada.