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`Miss Kitty' Goes Home for the Holidays
NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The cat who captured the hearts of Americans with her story of survival and rescue, followed by poignant loss, arrived yesterday to her new loving home in Canada. "Miss Kitty" was trapped with her owner Bill Harris in their Slidell, Louisiana home for three days by floodwaters during Hurricane Katrina. Harris stood on a chair in five feet of water with his beloved cat in one arm and a two-way radio in the other, desperately calling for help. When rescuers arrived, Harris, suffering from chronic kidney failure, was forced to leave the cat behind. An MSNBC crew heard the story and went to Noah's Wish for help. The non-profit organization had arrived in Slidell 72 hours after the hurricane made landfall to rescue animals. After days of searching, a cat wearing a black collar and matching the description Harris provided was found.
Integrated Camera Optics, Corp.
Infotex Holdings Inc. Announces Name, Symbol Change and New Business
BABYLON, N.Y., Dec. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Stuart Leviton, President and CEO of Infotex Holdings, Inc., has said that the state of Delaware has approved the Official name change for the Corporation to Integrated Camera Optics, Corp. (Pink Sheets:IGCO) and that Nasdaq has granted the company a new trading symbol, IGCO.
Uniserve Communications Corporation
Uniserve Communications Corporation to Acquire Inter.net Canada
VANCOUVER, British Columbia , Dec. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Uniserve Communications Corporation (TSX-V:USS), one of Western Canada's largest independent communications companies delivering voice and data communications services across the country, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement for the purchase of Inter.net Canada Ltd. Upon completion of this acquisition, Uniserve will be firmly placed in the Canadian communications landscape with over 110,000 customers and annual revenues in excess of $24 million. Uniserve is a publicly traded company listed on the Canadian TSX.V exchange under the trading symbol 'USS'.
Straumann Holding AG
Straumann Names Marco Gadola as New CFO
BASEL, Switzerland, Dec. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Straumann, a global leader in implant dentistry and oral tissue regeneration, today announced the appointment of Marco Gadola as its new Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Finance Division. At 42, Mr. Gadola is a seasoned executive with a strong international track record in finance, administration and supply chain management. He joins Straumann from the Swiss-based international food group Hero, where he has been CFO since 2001. In this position, he was in charge of finance, information technology and supply chain. He also had full financial and commercial responsibility for several Hero group companies, including Hero Switzerland and Hero Italy. In 2004, the Hero Group achieved revenues of CHF 1.35 billion and had approximately 3,500 employees.