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Cashman & Katz
Cashman & Katz Wins CT Lottery
GLASTONBURY, Conn., July 7, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Cashman & Katz Integrated Communications has won the Connecticut Lottery Corporation's advertising and public relations account. The win ends the 14-year tenure of incumbent Cronin & Company with the quasi-State agency, based in New Britain, CT.
Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Occidental to Hold Earnings Conference Call
LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) will hold a conference call on Friday, July 22, 2005, following the release of its second-quarter 2005 financial results. The conference call, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. EDT, may be accessed by calling 1-888-873-8496. The conference call also can be heard live on the company's website, www.oxy.com.
Penn's Landing Corporation
The Russian Mosaic Festival Returning for 2005 PECO Energy Multicultural Series at The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
PHILADELPHIA, July 7, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Celebrate the heritage and history of the former Soviet Union's republics during the "Russian Mosaic" Festival at Penn's Landing. For the third year, the Russian speaking community of Philadelphia will join together to rejoice in the rich traditions of their culture. This FREE festival will take place at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, on Columbus Boulevard at Chestnut Street on Sunday August 7, 2005, from Noon - 7:00 p.m. Independence Blue Cross is the presenting sponsor of the 2005 Summer Season at Penn's Landing.
VIANET Direct Inc.
VIANET Direct, Inc. Announces Preliminary Agreement to Merge With VIANET Technology Group Limited
NEW YORK, July 7, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- VIANET Direct, Inc. has reached a preliminary agreement with VIANET Technology Group Limited (OTCBB:VTGL) pursuant to which the parties anticipate that VIANET Acquisition Corp., a newly formed subsidiary of VIANET Technology Group Limited, will merge with and into VIANET Direct, with VIANET Direct as the surviving corporation. The parties anticipate that VIANET Technology Group Limited will issue an aggregate of approximately 21,000,000 shares of its common stock on a fully diluted basis to the holders of VIANET Direct's issued and outstanding common stock, warrants and stock options. Subsequent to the merger, VIANET Direct anticipates that its stockholders on the closing date will own approximately 78% of the common stock of VIANET Technology Group Limited on a fully diluted basis.