latest news releases from the newsroom
Prima Poker Ltd
The Prima Network Continues Extraordinary Growth
ISLE OF MAN, U.K., Nov. 14, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Prima Network announced today that six new card rooms have launched on the world's largest online poker network. The new rooms include AllInPoker.com, betEd.com, DreamPoker.com, PokerTime.com, PokerArena.com and 5DogsPoker.com. As part of the Prima Network, each card room offers online poker players a user-friendly and secure place to learn, fine-tune their poker skills and win, while chatting with players from around the world or with the world famous Hendon Mob. All players on the Prima Network will have an opportunity to play against the Hendon Mob on November 29 in the wildly popular monthly Beat the Mob tournament.
GulfMark Offshore, Inc.
GulfMark Offshore Announces Six Vessel, $140 Million New Build Program
HOUSTON, Nov. 14, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- GulfMark Offshore, Inc. (Nasdaq:GMRK) today announced it has reached an agreement to build six new 10,700 BHP Anchor Handling, Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels for a total cost of approximately $140 million. The vessels are of a new design developed with the builder and incorporate Dynamic Positioning 2 (DP-2certification) and have a large carrying capacity anticipated to be in excess of 2,700 tons. Keppel Singmarine Pte, Ltd. will build the vessels in Southeast Asia, with the first vessel to be delivered in the third quarter of 2007 followed by one each quarter thereafter until the final delivery in the third quarter of 2008. Construction costs related to this program will be funded from cash flow from operations supplemented as necessary by the Company's existing credit facilities.
SmallCap Sentinel: Comprehensive Vision and Proven Ability to Deliver Keys to Success in Data Storage Market
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- "Simply having a great product isn't enough. At least that's the advice gleaned from a recent report from Gartner, the world's leading provider of research and analysis regarding the global IT industry," said SmallCap Sentinel analyst D.R. Clark. "A true industry leader in this market must also have a proven performance track-record, a clear vision of the market's direction and be actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position."
Renewable Energy Resources, Inc.
Internal Hydro's European Partner, Cm2, Brings Production and Revenue Capabilities
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 14, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- With the announced strategic joint venture partnership of Internal Hydro International Inc. (OTCBB:IHDR) (www.InternalHydro.com) with Cm2, a privately owned producer and supplier of electrical systems for European utilities and industrial users, IHDR has paired with a certified manufacturer for the production of the Energy Commander units. Under the joint venture agreement with IHDR, Cm2 expects to place as many as 600 units in the first year, as well as delivery for domestic U.S. distribution. Under the agreement, IHDR shall receive approximately 35% of revenue plus approximately $2,500 per unit produced for European use. Cm2 is a responsible party for certification of alternative energy devices in Italy.
Advanced Control Systems
ACS Appoints Moore President; Change Underscores Market Initiatives
ATLANTA, Nov. 14, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- David L. Moore has been named President and Chief Operating Officer for Advanced Control Systems (ACS), the long-standing industry leader in distribution management and substation automation. This election is the third significant personnel move for the company in recent weeks, quickly following the appointments of strategic accounts Sales Directors Stephen J. Powers and David Farris. Together, the three initiatives emphasize the company's expanding presence in outage management, substation automation and utility enterprise information systems.