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Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions
Photo Release -- Dick Bruna: a Modern Dutch Master
NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Following in the footsteps of the Dutch Masters Rembrandt van Rijn, Piet Mondrian and Vincent van Gogh, the world famous artist Dick Bruna is going to have his own museum. Within Holland's powerful, visual traditions of the 17th century, Dick Bruna has developed a powerful, visual style that has made him what he is today: A modern Dutch Master. From February 18, 2006, Bruna's entire work will have a permanent home in the dick bruna huis in Utrecht.
Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd.
Implats: Headline Earnings Up by 78 Percent to R28.06 Per Share
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 16, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) (JSE:IMP) (LSE:IPLA) (Pink Sheets:IMPUY) announced today that the group's headline earnings for the six months ended December 2005 had risen by 78% on the previous comparable period, to R28.06 per share. In line with this increase and in view of the significant amount of cash generated by the company, the Board has declared a total dividend for the period of R65.00 per share, comprising:
PricewaterhouseCoopers Analysis: China M&A Activity Aided by Favorable Regulatory Changes, More Private Equity Investment
NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- China's M&A deals increased 34 percent in value between 2004 and 2005 thanks to major one-off investments in the financial services sector and significant deal activity in Hong Kong, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers analysis based on data supplied by M&A Asia. In the absence of a comparable number of financial services deals, PricewaterhouseCoopers expects gross deal values to be lower in 2006. However, an increasingly responsive regulatory environment and more private equity activity should sustain future underlying growth of deals in and into China, by domestic and foreign buyers while outbound investment activity is likely to offer excellent prospects for growth.
Izard Nobel LLP
Schatz & Nobel, P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against The Cooper Companies, Inc. -- COO
HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 16, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The law firm of Schatz & Nobel, P.C., which has significant experience representing investors in prosecuting claims of securities fraud, announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of all persons who purchased or acquired the publicly traded securities of The Cooper Companies, Inc. ("Cooper" or the "Company") (NYSE:COO) between July 29, 2004, and November 21, 2005, inclusive, (the "Class Period"). Also included are all those who acquired Cooper through its acquisition of Ocular Sciences, Inc. ("Ocular").
College Partnership, Inc.
College Partnership, Inc. Launches Major Marketing Campaign
LAKEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 16, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- College Partnership, Inc. (Pink Sheets:CGPA) announced today that it is undertaking new initiatives to market its educational products and services. The company plans to implement a multi-media approach including interactive CDs, web based sales through internet marketing and search engines, national affinity groups and telemarketing. The company also plans to reactivate its data based driven direct mail program.
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Delta Offers Customers More of Puerto Rico with Non-stop Service to Aguadilla, Ponce Slated for June
ATLANTA, Feb. 16, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Continuing the largest expansion to the Caribbean in its history, Delta Air Lines will expand to three the number of non-stop destinations served on one of the Caribbean's most enchanting islands with the addition of service to Aguadilla and Ponce, Puerto Rico, effective June 1. Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines will operate the new service between Atlanta and Aguadilla four times weekly and between Atlanta and Ponce twice weekly, supplementing Delta's extensive schedule of flights offered daily between San Juan and Atlanta, New York-JFK and Orlando.
EventSpeak.com Tracks Available Jobs for Marketing Job-Seekers
MARGATE, Fla., Feb. 16, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- EventSpeak.com is the largest gathering of event marketing staffers seeking employment. Users come to the site looking for work or ways to find a new job. As a bonus, they can also track trends in the marketing industry. The site serves as a sort of clearing house for marketing job seekers of all levels and abilities. A powerful resource for marketing companies, mobile marketing, special event marketing, guerilla marketing and staffing agencies, EventSpeak.com gathers data, tracks insider trends and helps users find or fill jobs.