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Madagascar Oil Announces the Appointment of Independent Directors
LONDON and NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Madagascar Oil, a private oil and gas company holding the largest onshore licensed acreage in Madagascar, is pleased to announce the appointment of four new independent directors to its Board. Joining the Board are: Gary Beach, Chairman of Playa Petroleum; C. Robert Black, former Senior Vice President of Texaco Inc.; Bernard de Combret, former Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Total (TotalFinaElf); and Randy Foutch, founder and former Chairman of Latigo Petroleum Inc. The new appointees join existing Board members, who include: company founder directors Robert Nelson and Sam Malin; independent director Nordine Ait-Laoussine, former Energy Minister for Algeria, former VP of Sonatrach, former COO of Kufpec and currently President of Nalcosa; newly appointed Resident Director Lydia Boarlaza; and newly appointed joint Chief Executive Officer Alex Archila, who was until recently the President of Chevron Canada.
Carthew Bay Technologies Inc.
Astris Energi Fuel Cell Electrodes Pass 5,000 Hour Test
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Aug. 29, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Astris Energi Inc. (OTCBB:ASRNF) reported the positive results of its electrode improvement program aimed at extending the useful life of the company's alkaline fuel cells. Several tested samples exceeded 5000 hours of operation under full load, without noticeable degradation of performance. In fact, performance of these new electrodes slightly improved during the initial 1000 hour period and then stabilized near the initial value. This kind of performance differentiates Astris' electrodes from conventional platinum catalyzed electrodes which typically show slight but continuous degradation throughout their life.
Nalco Guidance Reaffirmed: Investor Day Webcast Today
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Aug. 29, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nalco Holding Company (NYSE:NLC) reaffirmed its full-year guidance in advance of Investor Day presentations today at its Naperville headquarters. A Webcast of the presentations will be available through the investor portion of the company's Web site at www.nalco.com beginning at 11 a.m. EDT.
CDMA Development Group
CDMA2000 Reaches More than 275 Million 3G Users Across the Globe
COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) announced today that the number of 3G CDMA2000(r) subscribers reached more than 275 million users in 2Q 2006. CDMA2000 1xEV-DO subscribers continued to gain ground, adding six million new subscribers in 2Q 2006 to reach 36 million users worldwide, more than double that in 2Q 2005. Over the past year, the total cdmaOne(tm) and CDMA2000 subscriber base grew by 24 percent to 335 million total users across the globe.
Magnatag Visible Systems
Magnatag Introduces RotoCube Rotating Kiosk Bulletin Towers
MACEDON, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Magnatag(r) Visible Systems, the leader in Magnetic WhiteBoard and Information Display Systems for the workplace, has introduced its latest workplace solution product, the RotoCube(r) Rotating Kiosk Bulletin Tower. The free-standing rotating four-sided organizational system allows large amounts of information to be displayed, viewed and processed virtually anywhere in an office, store, church, factory or business.
MoCA Adds Another Silicon Vendor In AMCC
SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug. 29, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC) is adding to the silicon strength that now characterizes the Multimedia over Coax Alliance MoCA(tm)) by becoming its 10th silicon vendor.
Uniserve Communications Corporation
Uniserve ADSL High Speed Service Enters London Drug Stores
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 29, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- In response to consumers' demand for leading edge technologies supported by personalized, easy access customer service and technical support, the 58 London Drugs outlets in British Columbia and Alberta now offer the ADSL Internet Service connection Kit from Uniserve Communications Corporation (TSX-V:USS), one of Canada's largest independent communications companies.
HumWare Media Corporation
HumWare Media Corporation CEO Discusses Corporate Strategy in Exclusive Interview With MN1.com
GOLDEN, Colo., Aug. 29, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- HumWare Media Corporation (Pink Sheets:HMWM) is pleased to announce that on August 22, John Huemoeller, CEO of HumWare Media Corporation updated the investment community in an exclusive interview with Market News First. Topics covered in the interview include an overview of the Company and its business model, target markets, and financial position. To hear the interview in its entirety, please visit (www.mn1.com) and click on "Featured Interviews."