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Japanese Impresario Forms World-Class Swing Band
TOKYO, Sept. 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Veteran Japanese producer and band leader Jimmy Ashida has a dream -- to bring back the authentic sound of Big Band Swing music by creating a brand-new orchestra. To do that he is now soliciting auditions from musicians throughout the world but especially in the United States. Backed by the likes of Pat Boone, entertainment attorney Donald K. Wilson, Jr., and producer David Diggs of Spoone Music Corp., Ashida is inviting musicians to send him a solo tape or CD of their music based on guidelines he provides. The roughly 20 who pass his audition will be invited to a one-to-two-month training camp during which they will perform at various venues. Then he plans a concert tour including Los Angeles, Japan, and the rest of Asia. His goal -- to create a world-class swing jazz orchestra to rival those of Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton and Les Brown.
XA to Produce VH1 Hip Hop Honors Event on September 20, 2005
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- XA, Inc., (XA) (OTCBB:XAIN), a major national event marketing firm that serves many Fortune 500 companies, reported today that it has been selected as agency of record to produce the VH1 Hip Hop Honors Pre-Party at Splashlight Studios in New York City on Sept. 20, 2005.
Bravo Resources Ltd.
Bravo Resources Ltd. and Woize Ltd. Extend Letter of Intent
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Bravo Resources Ltd. (OTCBB:BVOL) and Woize Ltd.(tm) announced today that they have extended a letter of intent for the acquisition of Woize and all of its assets and properties by Bravo. The company intends to focus on digital telephony and discontinue its previous interest to acquire SPI Productions.
Mobular Technologies, Inc.
Astrobiology Magazine Leverages Advanced Text-to-Speech Technologies
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The NASA-sponsored Astrobiology Magazine (www.astrobio.net) recently announced production of its first audio edition, as an international radio version, and as a listed program on all popular Podcast sites. With Apple's iTunes now offering one million daily subscriptions to this channel, the magazine leverages its advanced text-to-speech technologies to automate production in different reading voices and synchronize globally on various portable and mobile devices (iPod, various multimedia MP3 players, some phones and personal digital assistants). In August 2005, Astrobiology Magazine peaked in popularity, reaching number eleven among the global list of Apple iTunes' Podcasts.
Deep Rock Oil & Gas, Inc.
Deep Rock Oil & Gas, Inc. Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire 5.8265 Percent Net Profits Interest in the Big Foot Oil Field in Texas
TULSA, Okla., Sept. 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Deep Rock Oil & Gas, Inc. (Pink Sheets:DPRK) announced today that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire a 5.8265 percent net profits interest in the Big Foot oil field in Frio County, Texas. Tulsa-based Lee Keeling & Associates has estimated the net remaining developed and undeveloped reserves of the Big Foot oil field at 4,601,309 BBO with a future net revenue of approximately $188,143,578, based upon field contract and NYMEX per barrel oil prices (estimated at $55.92/barrel).
SmallCap Sentinel: Paralysis Reversal in Mice Using Human Stem Cells the Latest in a Whirlwind of Breakthrough Events
IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- "In yet another in what has been a whirlwind of recently reported breakthrough developments, Stemcells Inc. is reporting that researchers in conjunction with the Reeve Irvine Research Center at the University of California, Irvine have restored lost motor function to a mouse with spinal cord injuries using the companies proprietary human stem cells," stated SmallCap Sentinel analyst D.R. Clark. "Mice who had experienced loss of hind leg mobility as a result of crush injuries were able to walk again after the transplant of human neural stem cells, effectively reversing the paralysis according to the study."
EffTec International, Inc.
Efficiency Technologies, Inc. Announces EffHVAC Automated Chiller Data Collection Service
TULSA, Okla., Sept. 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Efficiency Technologies, Inc. (EffTec), a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Resource Management, Inc. (Pink Sheets:ARMM), announces automated chiller data collection service for EffHVAC, its Web-based chiller, boiler and plate exchanger efficiency tool. EffHVAC takes chiller operating data, performs complex engineering analysis and creates detailed reports that include the chiller's efficiency, production, water usage and diagnostics which pinpoints the causes of chiller inefficiency and provides detailed corrective action to regain and maintain optimal chiller performance. Automated data collection will maximize engineering manpower by eliminating the task of manually collecting the chiller data, as well as eliminating any potential human data input errors. Surveys show that facilities spend $3,000-$5,000 per chiller per year to document chiller data. This further strengthens EffHVAC's value to customers beyond energy savings.
Newmark Ventures Stock Split
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Newmark Ventures, Inc. (OTCBB:NWMV) ("Newmark") intends to effect a three-for-two stock split in which one new share will be issued for each two shares.