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The Plasencia Group
The Plasencia Group, Inc. Advises Islandia Associates, LTD in sale of Hyatt Regency Islandia Hotel
TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Plasencia Group, Inc., the leading hospitality transaction and consulting services firm representing owners of hotels, resorts, and golf courses, served as exclusive investment advisor to Islandia Associates, LTD in the sale of the 421-room Hyatt Regency Islandia Hotel in San Diego, California. The Hyatt Regency sits in a spectacular resort-like setting with panoramic views of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Hyatt Corporation will continue to manage the hotel.
Sports-Stuff is Cleared For Electronic Trading
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sports-Stuff.com Inc. (Pink Sheets:SSUF), a publisher and distributor of SMS alerts, mobile web sites, ringtones and mobile video games for the sports and entertainment industry, announced today that the Company's shares are actively trading through all major online brokers including Ameritrade, Scottrade, and WebBroker (TD Waterhouse).
The Cooper Companies, Inc.
The Cooper Companies Sets Annual Meeting and Stockholder Record Dates
LAKE FOREST, Calif., Jan. 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) today announced that it will hold its next annual meeting of stockholders on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. at The Benjamin Hotel in New York City. Stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 9, 2006 will be eligible to vote on matters presented in the Company's proxy statement, including electing its slate of directors. The Company plans to mail its proxy statement on or about February 14, 2006.
Clean Hydrogen Producers, Ltd.
C.I.T. Technology Group Commences Work in Spain on Phase Two of a Three Phase Contract with Ravenpack International S.L.
TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- C.I.T. Technology Group, which recently signed an acquisition agreement with American Associates Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets:AASG) (see press release Dec. 14, 2005), commences work on Phase two of the work contracted with Ravenpack International. Phase one was completed last month and Secugraphics, the division of C.I.T. Technology which did the work on this contract, will receive US$391,000. Work on Phase Two of the contract will start this week and the value of this contract is US$474,000. The company is working on the implementation of a demonstration identification documents system for Spain. Secugraphics, a division of C.I.T. Technology Group, will develop and implement the new biometric identity card and passport system within the province of Andalusia utilizing the company's Biometric eID issuing process.
Pappas Telecasting Companies
Pappas Telecasting Companies Appoints Desiree Hill Vice President of News Development
OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Pappas Telecasting Companies, the largest privately held, commercial television broadcast group in the United States, today announced the appointment of Desiree Hill to the newly created position of Vice President of News Development, effective immediately. Previously, Ms. Hill served as a consultant to television stations, including those operated by Pappas. In her position, she is responsible for guiding the expansion and development of Pappas' news offerings, company wide. Ms. Hill will report to Howard H. Shrier, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Pappas Telecasting's TV Station Group.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Canadian Oil Industry Experts See Future M&A Growth Fueled by Both International and Domestic Investment
CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Oil industry executives and investment bankers in Canada expect China and the United States to be the most active foreign investors in Canadian energy resources, including oil sands, in the next 12 months. A survey conducted for Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) by mergermarket, found that executives in the oil patch are evenly divided about which country's investors will be the most active, but are unanimous in seeing both China and the U.S. as overwhelmingly the primary sources of foreign merger and acquisition (M&A) interest.