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Beacon's Fixed Annuity Premium Study Reports Third Quarter's Best-Selling Products
EVANSTON, Ill., Dec. 16, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- MasterDex, an equity-indexed annuity issued by Allianz Life (Allianz AG) (NYSE:AZ), was the third quarter's top-selling product out of 182 for which sales were reported in the Beacon Research quarterly Fixed Annuity Premium Study. New York Life's LifeStages/Mainstay (a book value single premium product) was number two, with another Allianz EIA, the PowerDex Elite, the third best-seller. Third quarter sales were reported by some 44 participating insurance companies.
Nicodrops Announces Manufacturing Relationship With Quigley Manufacturing Inc.
LA MESA, Calif., Dec. 16, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nicodrops, Inc. (Pink Sheets:NCDP), developer of the world's first drug-free, non-nicotine smoking cessation lozenge, today announced a manufacturing relationship with Quigley Manufacturing, Inc. to produce the company's all natural herb lozenge. In addition, Quigley will handle fulfillment and distribution for Nicodrops.
Starfield Resources, Inc.
Definition Drilling Assay Results for Main Sulphide Lens(es) -- West Zone 'Pit Area'
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 16, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Starfield Resources Inc. (OTCBB:SRFDF) (TSX Venture Exchange:SRU) has now received the remaining assay data for all drill holes (04-162-173; 04-175-187; 04-189-199; 04-201-205) which encountered massive sulphide lenses as part of the 2004 definition drilling campaign of the West Zone "Pit Area". This Press Release reports results for the last holes completed in West Zone between grid lines 35+67W and 58+00W or over a strike length of more than 2 kilometers. These holes were designed to further define indicated massive sulphide mineral resources (Cu+Ni+Co+Pd+Pt) within the "Pit Area" as well as to test footwall-style platinum and palladium mineralization known to occur below the massive sulphide lens(es). Complete footwall mineralization analyses for holes 04-182 to 04-205 are pending and will likely be reported on during the first half of January 2005.
Lightning, Ladyfingers and the Outhouse -- A Hilarious New Book from God's Personal Comedian
DUCK, N.C., Dec. 16, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- It is no secret that God selects certain people for certain jobs. Dr.Paul Daniell, a retired United Methodist minister, has no qualms with that per-se, but he does with the fact that some of the selections have more humiliation attached to them than others. In his wildly humorous new book, Lightning, Ladyfingers and the Outhouse, he tells his true-life story of being called to the ministry by God, in order that God and His Heavenly Hosts might be amused.
Minera Andes, Inc.
Minera Andes Closes Macquarie Bank Financing for Huevos Verdes Project
SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 16, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Minera Andes Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange:MAI) (OTCBB:MNEAF) today announces it has closed on the US$2 million first tranche of the US$4 million loan facility from Macquarie Bank Limited ("Macquarie"). This facility is being provided in two tranches for funding of Minera Andes' 49% portion of the costs of completing a bankable feasibility study and related development work for the San Jose/Huevos Verdes silver/gold project in Argentina. Macquarie is an international banking group active in providing project financing to the mining sector.
INFINITE Software Corporation
California Software Announces JD Edwards Migration Plan to Windows
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Dec. 16, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- California Software Corporation (Pink Sheets:CSWP), a leader in Legacy Extension, Business Intelligence and loan production software for banks, credit unions and consumer lending institutions and developer of the award-winning BABY, Unibol, and INFINITE product lines, announced today its latest program for migrating iSeries-based JD Edwards applications for customers who own source code.
MLON International Ventures, Inc.
Mellon Exchanges Assets With Pearl Asian Mining
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 16, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Mellon Research, Inc. (Pink Sheets:MLON), the market leader in providing boutique investment banking services to private mid cap companies, today announced that it acquired 3,000,000 shares which is less than 5% of Equity Retirement Distributors Canada Ltd. (ERDTF.PK) from Pearl Asian Mining Industries, Inc. (PRMN.PK) in exchange for 500,000,000 newly issued MLON shares subject to SEC RULE 144.