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Go Beyond the Debate over Energy and Climate -- New Book Takes an In-Depth Look on Policy Making
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 29, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- As globalization continues to move around the world, people are already feeling the high cost of life as well as the deterioration of nature and the environment. The cost of fuel is much higher today. The debate over energy continues to go on with no end in sight. People could only wonder how long nature can sustain life in the faces of pollution and global warming. To learn more about the heated debate concerning energy and climate control, readers must follow the views of author Marion Hopkins Harris as she presents her detailed study in her compelling new book The Public Debate Over Energy and Climate Control: An Overview of Public Policymaking in American Government.
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc.
PCS Edventures! Announces Careers Installation In D.C.
BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 29, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- PCS Edventures! (OTCBB:PCSV) today announced the successful deployment of their Law Enforcement Careers program into Friendship Public Charter Schools in Washington, D.C. The careers program includes twenty-two course titles designed to provide students in Grades 9-12 an introduction to careers in criminal justice and law enforcement.
FSBO TV, Inc.
FSBO Media Holdings Announces Official Record Date for Two-for-One Stock Split
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 29, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- FSBO Media Holdings Inc. (Pink Sheets:FSMH) announced that its Board of Directors has approved a two-for-one split of the Company's common stock. Each shareholder of record at the close of business on January 12, 2006, will receive one additional share for every outstanding share held on the record date. This news release clarifies and supercedes the December 9, 2005, announcement. The extension of the record date will allow the NASD as well as the Company's transfer agent the time to process the paper work and shareholder notifications for the stock split transaction. All newly issued shares should be in the shareholders possession by January 30, 2006.
Dow Jones Indexes
Dow Jones Indexes Adjusts its Global Indexes
NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, today announced that the Dow Jones Emerging Markets Index, Dow Jones World Index and Dow Jones Asia/Pacific -- South Asia Index will be adjusted to reflect the Taiwan government's restriction of 75% on foreign investment. This change in Taiwan's investment rules increases the country's weighting by free-float market capitalization in each of the three Dow Jones indexes.
Harsco Acquires Northern Hemisphere Mill Services Operations from Brambles
HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 29, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Worldwide industrial services and products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today it has completed the acquisition of the Northern Hemisphere steel mill services operations of Brambles Industrial Services (BIS), a unit of Sydney, Australia-based Brambles Industries Limited. The Company paid GBP133 million (approximately $229 million) plus a working capital adjustment for the business, and is proceeding with the appropriate regulatory filings. The acquisition, made on a cash free/debt free basis, is expected to be accretive to Harsco's 2006 earnings.
Medicare Rx Access Network of New York
Medicare Rx Access Network of New York Reminds New Yorkers Deadline Quickly Approaching
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Dec. 29, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Medicare Rx Access Network of New York is reminding all New Yorkers today that the deadline to sign up for the Medicare prescription drug benefit in order to receive coverage starting January 1, 2006, is quickly approaching. All beneficiaries that are eligible for Medicare Part D and would like coverage to start on January 1st, 2006, need to sign up for the benefit by Saturday, December 31, 2005. According to Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt, more than 21 million seniors and people with disabilities will get prescription drug coverage as of January 1, 2006. The number includes more than one million Americans who signed up for the new stand-alone coverage in the first month it was offered to potential beneficiaries. Another 500,000 are expected to be enrolled by the first of the year.