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Nalco Company and Argonne National Laboratory Team Up to Improve Water Management for Coal-Based Power Plants
NAPERVILLE, Ill. and ARGONNE, Ill., Dec. 13, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Nalco Company (NYSE:NLC), the global leader in industrial water treatment, and Argonne National Laboratory today announced a joint research partnership to develop advanced technologies to reduce, reuse and recover power plant cooling water. Cooling water is essential to power plants, which consume more than 100 billion gallons daily in the United States. Advances in technology have the potential to reduce fossil fuel power plant water withdrawal and consumption, leading to more efficient use of water and energy.
Quanex Building Products Corporation
Russell M. Flaum Retires From Quanex Board of Directors
HOUSTON, Dec. 13, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Quanex Corporation (NYSE:NX) announced today that Russell M. Flaum has retired from the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Flaum, who is Executive Vice President of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), stated that his global responsibilities with ITW no longer afford him the necessary time and attention required to continue his role as a Quanex director.
Should Your Tree be Topped With a Star of David?
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 13, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The holiday season ushers in a flurry of activity as people ready themselves to re-enact rituals and carry on traditions inherited from parents and grandparents. For some, however, celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah brings up awkward feelings about religion, especially when these observances do not evoke an authentic spiritual link.
JAKKS Pacific, Limbo 41414 and Media Cartel Announce Mobile Phone Auction With Snoop Dogg
BURLINGAME, Calif., Dec. 13, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Mobile entertainment providers Limbo 41414 and Media Cartel, Inc. have teamed up with Jakks Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq:JAKK) and GRAMMY(r)-winning rapper Snoop Dogg for a "Dog Meet Dogg Sweepstakes" to promote JAKKS' new JPI Pets Snoop Dogg line and benefit the Snoop Youth Football League. Now through January 16, 2007, Limbo 41414 technology will host cell-phone driven, text-messaging-based Limbo Auctions featuring multiple Snoop Dogg prize packages, including signed CDs, Snoop Dogg pet products from JPI, and a chance to hang with the Doggfather himself at the third annual Snooper Bowl event taking place on Super Bowl weekend in Miami, Florida.
FIC Shareholders Move to Adjourn Annual Meeting
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 13, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Shareholders of Financial Industries Corporation ("FIC") (Pink Sheets:FNIN) assembled on December 6, 2006 for the purpose of holding FIC's first shareholder meeting since July 2003. Because a quorum was not present, David Porter, a member of Improve FIC and the holder of proxies to vote a majority of the shares present in person or by proxy, moved to adjourn the meeting and reconvene on January 16, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau's New Washington, D.C. Sales Office Will Focus on National Associations and Other Potential Meeting Planners
HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 13, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Recognizing an opportunity to tap the largest association market in the nation - Washington, D.C. - and in response to the great success experienced by the new 540,000-square-foot Connecticut Convention Center, the Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau (GHCVB) has officially opened a Washington, D.C. office. The new office, located at 1211 13th Street, is managed by GHCVB National Sales Manager Karen Staples.
EMS Technologies, Inc.
EMS SATCOM Named Inmarsat's Outstanding Aeronautical Campaign for 2006
OTTAWA, Dec. 13, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- EMS SATCOM, a division of EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG), reported today it received Inmarsat's award for Outstanding Aeronautical Campaign for 2006. The award recognizes the company's efforts in building its airborne high-speed data business through an effective marketing program targeted at the aeronautical industry.