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New Book Release in North America: 100 Resorts Guidebook Series Covering Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines
MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- It becomes obvious when reading this visual trilogy of books that the authors are not professional travel writers. This is not because the writing is amateurish -- far from it -- but rather the warmth and feelings that emanate from every page. The subtitles "Places with a Heart," should have been, "Written from the Heart," because this is what they all are. The two authors, Banking executive Dominique Grele and Lily Yousry-Jouve, a lawyer and artist, have both widely traveled in Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Not to just the well-known tourist centers of these countries, but often to remote and virtually unknown parts leading them to select and write about 100 hotels, guesthouses or resorts in each country that provided memorable experiences.
Knobias, Inc. Announces Completion of Merger Agreement
RIDGELAND, Miss., Nov. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Knobias, Inc. (OTCBB:KNBS), formerly Consolidated Travel Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:COVSA), announced today its completion of the Agreement and Plan of Reorganization dated June 30, 2004 by and among the Company, Knobias and KHI Acquisition Co. Immediately prior to the closing of the merger transaction, Knobias effected a 1-for-3 reverse split of its 7.5 million outstanding shares of common stock, resulting in 2.5 million shares issued and outstanding immediately prior to the merger. The former security holders of Knobias Holdings then received 47.5 million shares of Knobias common stock in the merger.
ViroPharma Receives Final Court Approval for Settlement of Class Action Litigation
EXTON, Pa., Nov. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq:VPHM) today announced that the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has issued an order granting final approval of a settlement of the In Re ViroPharma Incorporated Securities Litigation. The order will become final upon the expiration of 30-day appeal period. In July 2004, the Company announced that it had received the court's preliminary approval of the settlement of this litigation.
EMS Technologies, Inc.
EMS Technologies SARMaster Now Deployed in Vermont, First State to Detect PLBs, Coordinate Rescues Locally
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG) announced today, at the Emergency Response 2004 Exhibition & Conference, that its SARMaster(tm) search-and-rescue (SAR) information system is now installed in the Vermont State Police's 24/7 dispatch center in Waterbury, Vt. The EMS software is being used to process Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) alerts. PLBs were made available to the 48 contiguous states in the United States on July 1, 2003.
Rx Processing Opens Additional Storefront Locations
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 17, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Rx Processing Corporation (Pink Sheets:RXPC) one of the nation's leading sources of affordable prescription medications, announces that its Canada Drugs of Spring Hill Division opened two new Company owned and operated storefronts in Spring Hill, Florida, to sell FDA approved American and Canadian government approved prescription drugs. Rx Processing continues to open additional storefront locations and plans to acquire top producing sales affiliate storefronts in the near future, with the goal of reaching 50 company owned storefronts by December 2005. The Company is focused on improving its fundamentals to ensure long-term success.