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Interest In International Studies Growing In Nation's Schools But Programs Lack Resources
NEW YORK, July 13, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- In a world that has grown increasingly interconnected, schools nationwide are developing new programs that promote international knowledge and skills. Unfortunately, the benefits of such programs to millions of students who know very little about the 90 percent of the world outside our borders are squandered because of a lack of resources for replication, according to preliminary research conducted by Asia Society.
Enigma Software Group, Inc.
Enigma Software Group Announces New, Innovative Online Polling And Internet Base Survey Software
NEW YORK, July 13, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Enigma Software Group, Inc., a diversified technology and services company that creates and develops Internet Privacy Protection and Computer Security Software & Applications for Internet users, today released a new innovative Online Polling and Internet based Survey software -- SoftVote V1.0 for the upcoming Presidential Election and its related issues. Whether it is the incumbent George Bush, the challengers John Kerry or Ralph Nader, Americans will get a chance to select their favorite leadership candidates by downloading SoftVote 1.0 at www.softvote.com . Vote Today!
Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Arbitration Panel Ruling Favors Occidental in Ecuador Tax Dispute
LOS ANGELES, July 13, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) said today that a tribunal of international arbitrators formed under the US-Ecuador Bilateral Investment Treaty has issued its unanimous decision awarding approximately $75 million as compensation for value added tax (VAT) refunds from the company's Block 15 operations in Ecuador that were deemed wrongfully withheld by the Government of Ecuador through December 31, 2003. The tribunal's decision also indicates that similar VAT refunds should be paid going forward. An Occidental subsidiary is the operator of Block 15, with a 60% net economic interest.
Transmeridian Exploration, Inc.
Transmeridian Announces Opening of Office in Azerbaijan
HOUSTON, July 13, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Transmeridian Exploration, Inc. (OTCBB:TMXN) today announced the opening of its operating office in Baku, Azerbaijan. The company has initiated due diligence studies aimed at securing a Production Sharing Agreement with the national oil company SOCAR for the exploration, rehabilitation and development of petroleum properties in Azerbaijan.