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Association of Professional Consultants
High Performance Training: It's Not Just For 'The Big Guys'
ORANGE, Calif., April 18, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Southern California-based Association of Professional Consultants (APC) will hold its annual fast-paced, one-day conference on Saturday, May 14, 2005, beginning at 7:30 a.m., at the DoubleTree Hotel in Orange, Calif. This year's conference is entitled: "The Business of Consulting: Achieve Your Vision" and features more than six targeted workshops as well as high performance leadership training.
Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin
National Benevolent Association Plan Goes Effective, Creditors Are Paid Par Plus Accrued
ST. LOUIS, April 18, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Joint Plan of Reorganization for the National Benevolent Association ("NBA") became effective on April 15, 2005, setting the stage for the distribution to creditors of their entire outstanding principal and accrued interest at the accrual rate set forth in the plan. NBA, based in St. Louis, Missouri, was founded in 1887 and filed Chapter 11 in San Antonio, Texas on February 17, 2004. The NBA is one of largest not-for-profit enterprises to file Chapter 11. Its principal assets consisted of eleven senior care facilities providing independent and assisted living units, as well as some skilled nursing operations. As of the petition date, the NBA also had over $100 million in cash and investments derived from charitable contributions and other sources, as well as operations and assets dedicated to providing specialized services to children, families and the developmentally disabled. The NBA also provided management services to approximately 70 HUD facilities.
ADVA Optical Networking
ADVA Optical Networking Enables New York-Presbyterian Hospital to Dramatically Expand Services
MAHWAH, N.J., MARTINSRIED/MUNICH, Germany, April 18, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- ADVA Optical Networking today announced that New York-Presbyterian Hospital has deployed the Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 3000 to support an array of high-bandwidth Ethernet and storage services. For each of the last five years, the hospital has experienced a 20% rise in bandwidth budget. ADVA's solution uses Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology to break that cycle, effectively future-proofing the hospital network for foreseeable growing bandwidth demand, while also providing immediate, annual operational savings.
DirectView Chosen by Marriott Corporation
BOCA RATON, Fla., April 18, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- DirectView, Inc. (OTCBB:DRVW) the leader in full-service, high-quality, cost efficient videoconferencing technologies and services, has announced they have been chosen by Marriott Corporation (NYSE:MAR), a worldwide operator and franchiser of hotels and related lodging facilities, for the service and maintenance for their videoconferencing systems at a number of locations of theirs throughout the United States. DirectView will maintain and support their videoconference systems and provide equipment where required.