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China, India, Turkey, Vietnam, Russia, Romania and Bulgaria Offer Greatest Investment Opportunities for Retail and Consumer Companies According to PricewaterhouseCoopers
LONDON, Oct. 11, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Seven countries, China, India, Turkey, Vietnam, Russia, Romania and Bulgaria, offer the strongest investment opportunities for retail and consumer companies, according to the fourth edition of PricewaterhouseCoopers' Retail and Consumer study titled, "From Beijing to Budapest: Winning Brands, Winning Formats." Of the seven priorities, Russia, Romania and Bulgaria joined the list for the first time. The report shows that while achieving a presence in these transitional markets can be challenging, companies that develop new products and new formats tuned to the quickly evolving tastes of customers will be successful.
Piccadilly Restaurants LLC
Piccadilly and Reverend Jesse Jackson Serve Up a 'Welcome Home-Cooked' Meal for Residents Returning to Louisiana
BATON ROGUE, La., Oct. 10, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Piccadilly Restaurants LLC, along with Reverend Jesse Jackson, today announced a 'welcome home-cooked' meal for displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina as they return home to Louisiana tomorrow, October 11. The caravan, led by Reverend Jackson, is expected to arrive at the 8908 Veterans Highway, Metairie, La. Piccadilly Restaurant location at approximately 12 PM CDT.
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
---CORRECTION--- Delta Customers to Benefit from International Expansion Plans into Mexico
ATLANTA, Oct. 10, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Customers flying on Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) will have access to more cities in Mexico as part of Delta's ongoing transformation plan, which includes increased international service. The airline has filed applications with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to operate nonstop service on eight new routes between the United States and Mexico. The routes, which are proposed to begin in February and March 2006, cover Mexico from the Yucatan Peninsula to the Mexican Riviera and include:
Entourage Mining Ltd.
Entourage Mining Enters Into Finance Negotiations
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 10, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- On October 7, 2005, Entourage Mining Ltd. (the "Company") entered into negotiations to issue, by way of private placement, up to 7 million units of the Company's share capital at $0.15 per unit (each unit to consist of one common share and one non-transferable share purchase warrant, each warrant enabling the holder to purchase an additional share at $0.25 for a period of two years) for proceeds of up to $1,050,000.
MEDirect Latino, Inc.
MEDirect Latino Inc. Achieves Record September Operating Results
PLANTATION, Fla., Oct. 10, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- MEDirect Latino Inc. (Pink Sheets:MLTO) (www.medirectlatino.org), the first national provider of direct-to-consumer Medicare reimbursed medical products focused exclusively on chronic diseases afflicting the Hispanic community, today announced record operating results for September, 2005 in gross billings, new patient shipments, call volume and average opening orders. MEDirect Latino reports gross billings of $304,621 during the month, a 109% increase over August billings of $145,984, while maintaining gross product profit margins of 74% during the period. During the month, the Company's media campaign produced qualified patient intake call volume of 3,772 calls, an increase of 93% over August. Total patient orders for September numbered 3,108, which included 1,304 new patient shipments, and an additional 1,804 patients approved, but pending shipment for regulatory processing. MEDirect Latino expects to monetize its approved/on-hold patients in October, which is typical for the industry model. The Company's closing ratio during August was 82% of the total qualified responses received from the media campaign. New patient shipments in September increased 104% over new patient shipments in August.