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Pappas Telecasting Companies
NTV Introduces Free Text Messaging
KEARNEY, Neb., Aug. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- NTV, Pappas Telecasting Companies' ABC affiliate in the Lincoln-Hastings-Kearney and North Platte, Nebraska Designated Market Areas (DMAs), today announced that it has initiated a free text message service for its viewers via Textcaster@ software. The new feature, "NTV First Alert," delivers news and program-oriented text messages to cell phones, including AMBER Alerts, breaking news alerts and national security alerts, a daily AM weather forecast, NTV & FOX 4/17 contest information, sports updates, severe weather warnings, and previews of stories from each evening's NTV News. Viewers may sign up for this free service by visiting http://www,nebraska.tv, then clicking the "NTV News on Your Cell Phone" link. Using industry leading software powered by TextCastefi, NTV's text messages instantly reach the mobile phones of users who opt-in.
New Ad Campaign Focuses on UnumProvident's Benefit Solutions Role
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Aug. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- UnumProvident (NYSE:UNM) rolls out a new advertising campaign this month that, for the first time in many years, does not feature its premier product - disability income protection. Instead, the new campaign focuses on UnumProvident's supplemental products and on its leading position as a provider of benefit solutions to help individuals, families and employers manage many of life's challenges.
International Smart Sourcing, Inc.
International Smart Sourcing, Inc. Announces 2005 Q2 Earnings: Positive Net Income and 112 Percent Increase in Sales for the First Half of the Year
FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Aug. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- International Smart Sourcing, Inc. (OTCBB:ISSG) today announced net income for the second quarter ended June 24, 2005 was $41,711 versus a loss of ($202,279) for the first quarter ended March 25, 2005. Net sales for the outsourcing subsidiary, Smart Sourcing Inc., were $2,682,024 for the two quarters ended June 24, 2005 versus $1,261,623 for the same period last year or a 112.58% increase.
inTerra Resources Corp.
China Resources Advances Acquisition Strategy
MISSISSAUGA, Canada, Aug. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- China Resources Group Ltd. (Pink Sheets:CAEO) (the "Company" or "CRG") is pleased to provide this corporate update to shareholders regarding its previously announced strategy of acquiring advanced stage exploration projects in China.
Maxxon Places Order for Safety Scalpels
TULSA, Okla., Aug. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Maxxon, Inc. (PinkSheets:MXON) ("Maxxon"), a growing medical products designer, manufacturer, and distributor concentrating on innovative safety devices which will have a price advantage over many competitors in the medical products arena, is pleased to announce that pursuant to its joint venture with Globe Medical Tech plans to place an order for 300,000 of its new safety scalpels, the ReTrac Automatic Retractable Safety Scalpel with Permanent Lock ("ReTrac Scalpel").
Tekoil & Gas Corporation
Tekoil & Gas Corporation Announces Execution of Purchase Agreement for Mining Concession
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Tekoil & Gas Corporation (Pink Sheets:TKGC), an oil and gas exploration and production company, is pleased to announce a follow-up to its press release dated July 28, 2005, whereby Tekmining, LLC, a 100 percent wholly owned subsidiary of Tekoil and Gas Corporation, has approved and executed the Purchase Agreement of a mining concession of Calcium Carbonate in The Dominican Republic known as "La Descubierta." Tekoil's Executive Vice President, Eric Ottens stated, "Notwithstanding our being close to finalizing the Eastern Canadian oil and gas project, this is indeed a very exciting mineral acquisition for The Group."