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CrystalTech Web Hosting
CrystalTech Now Offering .NET 2.0 and SQL 2005
PHOENIX, Nov. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- CrystalTech Web Hosting Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Newtek Business Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:NKBS) and a leading provider of Windows-based web hosting, is proud to announce the availability of hosting plans that support the latest releases from Microsoft, ASP.NET 2.0, SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005. In conjunction with the new hosting options, CrystalTech is also offering an incredible promotion for both new and existing customers that essentially cut a year's worth of hosting fees in half.
CDMA Development Group
CDMA2000 Reaches 200 Million Subscribers in 3Q 2005
COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) announced today that the number of CDMA2000(r) subscribers surpassed 200 million worldwide in September, only 18 months since the industry celebrated the 100-million milestone in June 2004. The 1xEV-DO subscriber base expanded to 18 million users. CDMA2000 continues to strengthen its lead over WCDMA in regards to number of 3G and broadband subscribers; WCDMA base reached 35 million and the broadband solution equivalent to 1xEV-DO will not be commercial until 2006. CDMA2000 is also driving the overall growth of CDMA technologies, which reached 286 million users, a 26% increase over the past 12 months. Close to 70% of CDMA subscribers use 3G technologies today.
Tele Norte Leste Participacoes S.A.
Tele Norte Leste Participacoes Announces the Extension of its Cash Tender Offer
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Nov. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Tele Norte Leste Participacoes S.A. ("TNL") announced today that it has extended the period of its cash tender offer (the "Offer"), previously announced on October 11, 2005, for up to US$150,000,000 of its US$300,000,000 8.00% notes due December 18, 2013 (the "Notes") (CUSIP Nos.: 879246AB2, 879246AA4 and P90369AA0; ISIN Nos. US879246AB24, US879246AA41 and USP90369AA07; Common Code Nos. 020292709 and 018258609), to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 (the "New Expiration Date"). The Offer was previously scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, today.
FP Group, Ltd.
FP Group, Ltd. Senior Consultant Arnold Tinter Webcast Now Available at TheGreenBaron.com
HONG KONG, Nov. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- FP GROUP, LTD. (Pink Sheets:FPGR) ("FPG") announced today that Arnold Tinter, a Senior Consultant and Shareholder of FP Group, Ltd., has conducted an exclusive webcast with TheGreenBaron.com and The Green Baron Investors Society so that FPGR shareholders and the investment community can learn more about the current and future prospects of FP Group, Ltd. The webcast was conducted by Evergreen Marketing, Inc. and their subsidiary TheGreenBaron.com and is now available for listening on The Green Baron Investors Society website www.TheGreenBaron.com.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Provides Retail and Consumer Companies with Leading Strategies for Streamlining Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- After exhausting significant amounts of time and money towards the first year of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, retailers and consumer products manufacturers (R&C companies) should consider taking a more risk-based top-down approach to compliance to increase efficiencies, eliminate unnecessary work and reduce costs, according to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers whitepaper. "Leading Strategies: Streamlining Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance for Retail & Consumer Companies," offers strategies to help R&C companies create sustainable compliance efforts, that, in the end, will save considerable time and money.
Stockholm Stock Exchange's Disciplinary Committee Warns Stockbroker
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- A stockbroker and two clients reached an agreement to sell shares and then to immediately repurchase the same shares at a predetermined price. Since such a practice has no commercial meaning, it contravenes the Exchange's trading rules. Moreover, the two transactions were not reported to the Exchange within the period of time applying to transactions agreed outside the Exchange. Accordingly, the Stockholm Stock Exchange's Disciplinary Committee has decided to warn the stockbroker.
Industry Pioneers Join Forces to Address Bank Branch Staffing Challenges at BAI's Retail Delivery Conference and Expo
ATLANTA, Nov. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- GMT, a leading provider of workforce optimization solutions, today announced that Roger A. Avats, Chairman and CEO, GMT Corporation; Steve Jeffery, CEO, Brickstream; and Steve McCollum, COO, CAST Management Consultants, will address senior IT and business leaders at the retail banking industry's largest conference, BAI's Retail Delivery Conference & Expo 2005.