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Nobel Biocare Demands Goteborg University to Produce Documents on NobelDirect Implants
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Dec. 21, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Based on Swedish law, Heliane Canepa, President and CEO of Nobel Biocare (Other OTC:NBCHF) in Gothenburg, has sent a formal request to the Vice-Chancellor at the Goteborg University asking for assistance in providing documents regarding alleged observations on NobelDirect implants. Nobel Biocare has made repeated requests to share the information, following the unsubstantiated criticism by two professors that NobelDirect is the cause for unexpected bone loss. Neither Nobel Biocare, nor the supervising authority, the Swedish Medical Products Agency, have as of today received any information supporting these allegations.
Royal Vegas Poker
Royal Vegas Poker Gives Players Cause to Celebrate Their Bad Beats
BELIZE CITY, Belize, Dec. 21, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Most players don't remember being dealt the great hands in poker; they just remember winning. However, ask a player about their bad beats and they can tell you every card and suit on the flop, the turn and the river. Now, for the first time, Royal Vegas Poker (www.royalvegaspoker.com) is giving players who suffer bad beats a cause to celebrate. Unfortunate victims of gut-wrenching losses can ease their pain with Royal Vegas Poker's new progressive Bad Beat Jackpot that's nearing $90,000, and growing.
PokerTime Progressive Bad Beat Jackpot Nears $90,000
BELIZE CITY, Belize, Dec. 21, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ask any poker player about their most memorable hand in poker and undoubtedly they will tell you about a bad beat. They remember every card and suit on the flop, the turn and the river. Now PokerTime (www.pokertime.com), a new online card room where everyday poker players are welcome and encouraged to play, is giving players who endure heart-breaking bad beats a cause to celebrate with a new progressive Bad Beat Jackpot that's nearing $90,000, and growing.
Crew Gold Corporation
Crew Gold Corporation Completes Second Tranche of Bond Offering
LONDON, Dec. 21, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Crew Crew Gold Corporation ("Crew") (TSE:CRU) (OSE:CRU) (Frankfurt:KNC) (Other OTC:CRUGF) announced that it has completed the second tranche of its previously announced private placement of bonds for gross proceeds of NOK 330 million (approximately CN$57 million). The bonds have an annual coupon of 6% per annum and are convertible at the option of the holder into common shares of Crew at NOK 11.00 (approximately CN$1.90) per share. On December 2, 2005, Crew issued the first tranche of the bonds for gross proceeds of NOK 990 million (approximately CN$171 million).
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Delta's New York Customers Soon Will Enjoy New Non-stop Flights to Miami, New Orleans
NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Delta Air Lines, one of New York LaGuardia's largest airlines, will be offering customers even more travel options to the Big Apple's preferred airport in the New Year. Effective Feb. 16, 2006, Delta will offer customers new non-stop daily flights between LaGuardia and Miami, and LaGuardia and New Orleans, bringing to 28 the number of non-stop destinations served from LaGuardia. Additionally, with the addition of Miami, Delta will offer customers the most flight choices between LaGuardia and Florida of any New York airline, with daily service to seven Florida cities.
Auto Data Network, Inc.
Auto Data Network Announces Closure of Reverse Acquisition of W3 Group by Aftersoft
NEW YORK and TUNBRIDGE WELLS, U.K., Dec. 21, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Auto Data Network (Pink Sheets:ADNW), a provider of software and data services to the worldwide Automotive industry, today announced the closure of the reverse acquisition of W3 by wholly owned subsidiary Aftersoft Group, Inc. As previously announced, Auto Data Network plans to distribute the 32,500,000 shares in Aftersoft Group, Inc. that it owns to its shareholders subject to receiving shareholder approval.
National Retail Federation
With Three-Quarters of the Holiday Season Complete, Online Retailers Abound with Optimism, According to Shop.org/BizRate eHoliday Mood Study
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- With three-quarters of the holiday shopping season complete, online retailers are more optimistic than ever, according to a Shop.org/BizRate eHoliday mood study. Eighty-two percent reported feeling very or somewhat optimistic about the holiday season. The number of online retailers saying they feel "very optimistic," increased to 41.0 percent compared to 24.0 percent when they were surveyed in late September before the holiday season began. More than one-third of retailers report sales growth of 50.0 percent or higher compared to the same time last year and three-quarters of retailers report growth of 20.0 percent or higher.