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More Utilities Automate Customer Communications, Says New Chartwell Report
ATLANTA, Sept. 30, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- While more than 70% of utilities use outbound calling as a way to proactively communicate with customers, a growing number are turning to automated applications to conduct outbound communications, according to Chartwell's latest report, Automated Outbound Communications: Notification, Courtesy Calls and Other Proactive Measures.
KWI Puts Customers First with Launch of KWI User Community
HOUSTON, Sept. 30, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- KWI, the leading provider of trading and risk management software for the global energy industry, today announced the KWI User Community, a forum for customers to network and discuss ways to maximize their KWI investments. As part of the User Community program, KWI will be holding its North American meeting in Houston, Texas, on October 27-28, 2004 and its European meeting in Budapest, Hungary, on October 11-12, 2004. The two events will bring together KWI's North American and European clients to encourage them to share their experiences and learn from industry best practice.
Keller Rohrback L.L.P.
Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Announces Investigation on Behalf of Participants and Beneficiaries of the Aquila, Inc. Retirement Investment Plan -- ILA
SEATTLE, Sept. 30, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Keller Rohrback L.L.P. (www.erisafraud.com) today announced that it has commenced an investigation against Aquila, Inc. ("Aquila" or the "Company") (NYSE:ILA), formerly known as UtiliCorp United, Inc., for violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA"). The investigation focuses on investments in Company stock by the Aquila, Inc. Retirement Investment Plan (the "Plan") between January 1, 1999 and May 5, 2004 (the "Class Period"). The Plan was formerly known as the UtiliCorp United, Inc. Retirement Investment Plan.
Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation
Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Digimarc Corporation -- DMRC
BALTIMORE, Sept. 30, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. today announced that a securities class action was commenced on behalf of shareholders who purchased, converted, exchanged or otherwise acquired the common stock of Digimarc Corporation (Nasdaq:DMRC) between April 17, 2002 and July 28, 2004, inclusive (the "Class Period").
Diamond Discoveries International
Diamond Discoveries: Kimberlite Discovery in First Drill Hole
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 30, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Management is pleased to announce the discovery of kimberlite in the first hole drilled on the Diamond Discoveries Torngat Mountains project in north eastern Quebec. The first hole was drilled at an angle of -45 degrees into the St. Pierre Dyke, near where surface samples were confirmed as kimberlites by petrographic analysis. The drill hole intersected kimberlite material from 75.5 feet to 98 feet for a total length of 22.5 feet. This reflects a true dyke thickness of 17.8 feet. Preliminary observation of the core recognized pyrope garnet, picroilmenite and forsteritic olivine, all indicator minerals for kimberlite and potentially diamonds. Our field geologist is presently completing a detailed log of the drill core and will report on the results when finished. At the end of the drill program the kimberlite core will be boxed and shipped to George River and then on to Saskatchewan Research Laboratories for caustic fusion analysis.
Global Matrechs, Inc.
Global Matrechs, Inc. Participates in www.HomelandDefenseStocks.com Homeland Security Online Investor Conference to be Held October 20, 2004
RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Sept. 30, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Global Matrechs, Inc. (OTCBB:GMTH) (http://www.globalmatrechs.com), a licensed technologies business with emerging technologies for nuclear energy storage and containment, Homeland Security, environmental and chemical industries, is pleased to announce that the company will be presenting at the Homeland Security Online Investor Conference on October 20th.
Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd.
Sale of Implats' Stake in Lonplats Completed
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sept. 30, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) (JSE:IMP) (LSE:IPLA) (Pink Sheets:IMPUY) confirms today, September 30, 2004, that it received final payment of US $667.8 million for the sale of its 27.1% stake in Western Platinum Limited and Eastern Platinum Limited, collectively known as Lonplats. This follows the announcement made on September 7.