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Six Trends Will Drive Sustainable Development, According to PricewaterhouseCoopers
NEW YORK, April 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sustainable development will steadily advance over the next 10 years, with six major trends influencing industry world-wide, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers' report, "Corporate Responsibility: Strategy, Management and Value." The challenge of creating strategies that meet immediate needs without sacrificing the needs of future generations will be driven by the growing influence of: global market forces; revisions in corporate governance; high speed innovation; large scale globalisation; evolving societal requirements and communication, the report says.
Open EC Technologies Inc.
Open EC Technologies Inc. Announces Private Placement
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Open EC Technologies, Inc. ("Open EC" or the "Company") (TSX-V:OCE) (Pink Sheets:OCEIF) is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement of up to 13,333,333 units at a price of $0.075 per unit to raise gross proceeds of up to $1,000,000. Each unit will consist of one common share and one-half of one share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant will entitle the holder to acquire one additional common share of the Company at a price of $0.15 per share for a period of two years from the date of issue. Finder's fees will be paid in connection with the private placement, in accordance with Exchange policies.
Renewable Energy Resources, Inc.
Internal Hydro Energy Commander First Units to be Fielded in North Carolina Locations; Initial 70 Units for Three County Area Identified and Sought From Internal Hydro
TAMPA, Fla., April 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Internal Hydro International Inc. (OTCBB:IHDR) (www.InternalHydro.com) announces that with the production of the Energy Commander V small hydro units, selected locations in North Carolina which were previously identified and under agreement will be the first initial locations where the first production units will be placed. With literally tens of thousands of locations where the 30 Kilowatt low impact hydro system can be located across the country, IHDR chose to concentrate on areas of Western North Carolina, for initial placement, and located numerous applications sites where the units could be easily implemented to supply electricity on a constant basis for the end users, or sold to the grid. The projected locations studied would support over 70 units, on the limited sites studied in a three county area of Western North Carolina. Each unit, with a projected $17,500 per unit annual revenue, will cut electricity costs for the end user and create large revenues for IHDR. With first article units to be completed and tested by the end of April 2006, and initial production and placement of units to follow in Europe with IHDR's EU partner, Cm2, and IHDR's domestic placement, initial production placement is set by the end of the second quarter, 2006.
Technest Holdings, Inc.
Technest Holdings Announces Genex Technologies Subsidiary Relocates Offices to Bethesda, Maryland
BOSTON, April 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Technest Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:TCNH), a defense and homeland security company transforming advanced laboratory technology into real-world products, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Genex Technologies, Inc., has relocated its operations to a new facility in Bethesda, MD, as of April 1, 2006.
Two-Thirds of Large Employers Now Offering Incentives to Improve Employees' Health
NEW YORK, April 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nearly one in five executives say the health status of their workforce has improved over the past two years, and among these, a majority has offered employee programs or incentives for a healthy lifestyle, and provided information on quality of healthcare. While the concept of providing healthcare quality information is relatively new and there may be opportunities for improvement in both the data and its packaging, many see it as a win-win. These findings are from a survey of 135 top executives at large U.S.-based multinational companies, released today by PricewaterhouseCoopers' Management Barometer and the firm's Health Research Institute.
Southern Icon, BC Powder, Honors Hardworking Americans to Commemorate 100 Years of Fast Pain Relief
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- It was formulated in North Carolina a century ago and since then has spread like kudzu across the Southeast, becoming as synonymous with the region as hospitality and sweet tea. BC Powder(r) (BC) is celebrating 100 years of fast pain relief this year through a line-up of anniversary activities, honoring all hardworking Americans and their contributions to making life less painful for future generations.
Intentia Introduces Pre-Configured Industry Solutions for Rapid ERP Implementations
ORLANDO, Fla. and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Intentia is providing customers with Movex ERP applications that are pre-configured for its key industries, the company announced at its Movex User Conference today. The QuickStep program is designed to help mid-sized companies lower the cost of ownership of a leading ERP solution by cutting implementation times by more than 50 percent.
Intentia Unveils Plans for Third Generation of Movex With Focus on Business Agility for the Mid-Market
ORLANDO, Fla. and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Intentia today unveiled plans for Movex3, a third generation of its Movex enterprise software designed to help mid-sized companies adopt more flexible business processes. The key drivers for Movex3 will be deeper, industry-specific functionality, simplified interoperability with other systems and business partners, and a richer, more natural user experience designed to encourage innovation, not just mechanical efficiency.