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Dialysis Corporation of America
Dialysis Corporation of America Announces Acquisition of Virginia Dialysis Center
LINTHICUM, Md., Feb. 16, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dialysis Corporation of America (Nasdaq:DCAI) announced the acquisition of a dialysis center in Kilmarnock, VA. The center, located about 30 miles southeast of DCA's Warsaw center, has a total of 17 treatment stations, and an anticipated initial patient census of between 35 and 45 patients. The company, through a joint venture established with a local nephrologist who has a minority position in the center, purchased the assets of the facility from DaVita Inc. Kilmarnock was one of six areas under current development for DCA. This acquisition eliminates the need for the company to build a center, and incur potential start-up costs associated with new facilities, and allows the company to begin operations earlier than anticipated.
Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Occidental Petroleum Declares Dividend
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) said today that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.36 per share on common stock payable April 15, 2006, to stockholders of record on March 10, 2006.
Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions
Photo Release -- Dick Bruna: a Modern Dutch Master
NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Following in the footsteps of the Dutch Masters Rembrandt van Rijn, Piet Mondrian and Vincent van Gogh, the world famous artist Dick Bruna is going to have his own museum. Within Holland's powerful, visual traditions of the 17th century, Dick Bruna has developed a powerful, visual style that has made him what he is today: A modern Dutch Master. From February 18, 2006, Bruna's entire work will have a permanent home in the dick bruna huis in Utrecht.
Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd.
Implats: Headline Earnings Up by 78 Percent to R28.06 Per Share
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 16, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) (JSE:IMP) (LSE:IPLA) (Pink Sheets:IMPUY) announced today that the group's headline earnings for the six months ended December 2005 had risen by 78% on the previous comparable period, to R28.06 per share. In line with this increase and in view of the significant amount of cash generated by the company, the Board has declared a total dividend for the period of R65.00 per share, comprising:
PricewaterhouseCoopers Analysis: China M&A Activity Aided by Favorable Regulatory Changes, More Private Equity Investment
NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- China's M&A deals increased 34 percent in value between 2004 and 2005 thanks to major one-off investments in the financial services sector and significant deal activity in Hong Kong, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers analysis based on data supplied by M&A Asia. In the absence of a comparable number of financial services deals, PricewaterhouseCoopers expects gross deal values to be lower in 2006. However, an increasingly responsive regulatory environment and more private equity activity should sustain future underlying growth of deals in and into China, by domestic and foreign buyers while outbound investment activity is likely to offer excellent prospects for growth.
Izard Nobel LLP
Schatz & Nobel, P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against The Cooper Companies, Inc. -- COO
HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 16, 2006 (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 Central District of California on behalf of all persons who purchased or acquired the publicly traded securities of The Cooper Companies, Inc. ("Cooper" or the "Company") (NYSE:COO) between July 29, 2004, and November 21, 2005, inclusive, (the "Class Period"). Also included are all those who acquired Cooper through its acquisition of Ocular Sciences, Inc. ("Ocular").
College Partnership, Inc.
College Partnership, Inc. Launches Major Marketing Campaign
LAKEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 16, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- College Partnership, Inc. (Pink Sheets:CGPA) announced today that it is undertaking new initiatives to market its educational products and services. The company plans to implement a multi-media approach including interactive CDs, web based sales through internet marketing and search engines, national affinity groups and telemarketing. The company also plans to reactivate its data based driven direct mail program.