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On the Eve of Its Tenth Anniversary, MSNBC.com Clear Leader of Online News Industry
REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 7, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- With MSNBC.com's tenth anniversary coming up in July, the site has solidified its position as both the leader in news consumers' minds and the leader in the industry. Not only does the site continue to dominate the Nielsen//Net Ratings against all other broadcast and cable news websites, it is regularly recognized as the best news and information site within the industry, most recently in the "Best Online Publishers" issue of MediaPost's OMMA Magazine. In addition, recent research by JupiterResearch shows that MSNBC.com has outperformed the competition over the past year.
The Frustrating Social Gap Between Men and Women -- New Book Sheds Light on the Dark Side of Society and Genders
OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 7, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- For centuries, men have ruled the world and civilization while women played smaller roles. As history dictates, bridging the gap between the two genders is never easy to do and to this day it remains an uphill struggle, and equality is still very far away. But history also shows that sharing power is never a true intention of man and time will come when women will decide to strike back and rule. These are the themes that readers will find out in Tyrone Harper's street smart novel Suffer The Opposition.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Northrop Grumman Achieves Record Twenty-fifth CMMI Level 5 Rating
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 7, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has achieved its twenty-fifth Software Engineering Institute Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI(r)) Level 5 rating, the highest possible rating for benchmarking commercial and defense industry best practices for management and engineering. Northrop Grumman has earned more CMMI Level 5 ratings than any other defense or commercial company to date. This rating assures Northrop Grumman customers that the company is providing improved quality, greater productivity, and predictable program performance.
Essential Innovations Technology Corp.
Essential Innovations Technology Signs Letter of Intent for Company Acquisition
BELLINGHAM, Wash., Feb. 7, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Essential Innovations Technology Corp. (OTCBB:ESIV) (Frankfurt:E6S), provider of cutting-edge geoexchange solutions for residential, commercial and industrial applications as both a geoexchange energy service company and as a manufacturer of proprietary geothermal heat pump technology, announced today that the Company has recently signed a Non-Binding Letter of Intent to acquire 100% ownership in Geotech Drilling Services Ltd.
Fortis develops its offer to entrepreneurs and firms in Switzerland
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Feb. 7, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Since 1 January 2006, the Fortis Private Banking has been operating in Switzerland under the corporate name of Fortis Banque (Suisse) S.A. This change of name is part of a strategy designed to consolidate the Fortis image worldwide. Hitherto, asset management was developed under the identity of MeesPierson, the oldest private bank on the European continent with origins dating back to 1720.