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Business Consulting Group Unlimited
PNG Ventures, Inc. to Reverse Split Common Stock
ENCINITAS, Calif., Sept. 28, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Today, the Board of Directors and a majority of the voting common shareholders of PNG Ventures, Inc. ("PNGV") (Pink Sheets:PNGV) voted to conduct a reverse stock split of the PNGV issued and outstanding common shares equal to 1 for every 250 issued and outstanding shares. The Company's transfer agent, Madison Stock Transfer ("Madison"), shall act as the exchange agent for any PNGV common shares. Madison may be reached at (718) 627-4453. The Company believes the reverse stock split will be reflected in the public marketplace within 10 days.
Global Mystery Shopping Alliance IMSA Elects Byron McCann as President
ATLANTA, Sept. 28, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Service Intelligence, one of the leading providers of mystery shopping services in North America, announced today that its president and CEO, Byron McCann, has been elected president of the International Mystery Shopping Alliance (IMSA) at its annual meeting in Paris, France last week. The IMSA is an international one-stop-shop for global clients who want to deploy mystery shoppers in multiple markets to measure their customer service level performance at retail, call center and Web locations with a single global view of the results.
Virco Mfg. Corporation
Virco Donates Library Furniture to Tennessee Elementary School
TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 28, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- As a follow-up to its recently announced 10-year service agreement with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), Virco Inc. (AMEX:VIR) has donated premium library furniture valued at $7,500 -- including products from Virco's award-winning, ergonomically supportive I.Q.(R) and Ph.D.(R) furniture lines, as well as a selection of sturdy 4000 Series tables -- to Percy Priest Elementary School in Nashville, Tennessee.
Cinema Internet Networks Inc.
CinemaWorks Signs JETCOM Communications, Inc. as Agent for New York City
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 28, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Cinema Internet Networks Inc. (d.b.a. "CinemaWorks"), a Canadian provider of Internet equipment and services specializing in the international hospitality market, has recently signed its first agency agreement with JETCOM Communications, Inc. of New York City to expand its future business in this strategic market. This relationship marks a departure from the Company's previous in-house sales, installation and maintenance support strategy.
Utilities Need to Help Large Users Track Energy Usage, Effects of Energy Saving Efforts, New Chartwell Report Says
ATLANTA, Sept. 28, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Savvy utilities offer energy usage data to help large customers in their energy efficiency efforts -- such as in benchmarking, energy profile development, energy saving tracking and more. But utilities shouldn't simply make the data available, according to Chartwell's new report, Internet-Based Energy Data and Analysis For C&I Customers. End-users need to be educated about the value of timely energy usage data because they are not sure how to best utilize the data. In addition, large customers who try to manage energy efficiency want solutions, not just a load profile. They want the utility to inform them when there is a problem and advise what to do about it, according to Chartwell's research.
Reach Your Sexual Potential With This New Book
BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 28, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Now every man can move beyond ordinary hit or miss sex and achieve total sexual self-mastery. Dr. Douglas Schooler's Super Virility shows you how to control every aspect of your sexuality, from desire and arousal to performance, enhancing your satisfaction and recharging a couple's relationship.
Gardant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Bioaccelerate Portfolio Company Inncardio Inc. Enters into Licence and Co-development Agreement for INC 105 with the University of Strathclyde
NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Bioaccelerate Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:BACL) a pharmaceutical development organization today announced that one of its portfolio companies, Inncardio Inc., a developer of products focused on cardiovascular drugs, has entered into an exclusive license and co-development agreements with the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. Under the terms of these agreements, Inncardio Inc. will benefit from certain exclusive commercial rights and the University of Strathclyde will receive a combination of research funding, development milestones and royalty payments. INC 105 is being co-developed by the University of Strathclyde and Inncardio Inc. for the prevention of restenosis in percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty and other percutaneous coronary interventions in particular arterial stenting. It is envisaged that INC 105 will be delivered from drug eluting stents using proprietary polymer technology.
Sharp Holding Corporation
SCAN USA President Interviewed by Wall Street Reporter
HOUSTON, Sept. 28, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Lou Schwartz, President of SCAN USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sharp Holding Corp (OTCBB:SHAR), was interviewed by the Wall Street Reporter on September 24, 2004. During the interview, Mr. Schwartz outlined the business and marketing plan of SCAN USA. SCAN USA is designed to be the first national emergency alert system that allows local police departments and public safety agencies to broadcast alerts to the PCs, cell phones, pagers and PDA's of their neighborhood and local residents. SCAN USA has announced an exclusive marketing partnership with SBC Communications to provide alerts free of charge to SBC customers in SBC's thirteen state territory. The program is planned to begin in California during October, 2004.