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Tempest Tours, Inc.
Storm Chasing Tour Company Satisfies Thirst for Learning
ARLINGTON, Texas, March 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Powerful weather systems, like the one that produced deadly tornadoes last week across the central and southern U.S., increase public interest in severe weather. That leads to more bookings for one Texas-based tour company that specializes in weather experiences. "We see a rise in registrations after a tornado outbreak," said Tempest Tours president and veteran storm chaser Martin Lisius. "People just want to see a tornado for themselves and to learn more about what causes them," he said.
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Delta Air Lines Reports Record February Mainline Load Factor
ATLANTA, March 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Delta Air Lines today reported record mainline load factor results for February 2007. Delta achieved its highest ever February load factor for its mainline system, 74.4 percent with a previous high of 74.2 percent in 2006, including mainline domestic, 76.7 percent with a previous high of 76.0 percent in 2006. International load factor was 70.3 percent, up 0.4 points compared to February 2006. Delta's system load factor for February was 74.1 percent, down 0.2 points from the same period in the prior year.
Claymont Steel Holdings, Inc.
Claymont Steel Holdings Announces 4Q and Full Year Results for 2006
CLAYMONT, Del., March 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Claymont Steel Holdings (Nasdaq:PLTE) today announced results for 2006. Record shipments of 407,182 tons including 12,158 of toll processed tons generated record net sales of $333.4 million, a 20% increase over 2005. Direct shipment selling values, excluding toll processing tons shipped in 2006, topped $836/ton compared to $827/ton in 2005. Gross profit was $100.2 million and net income for the year was $32.0 million.
Argenta Systems, Inc. Changes Name to 'Shiming U.S., Inc.'
SHENZHEN, China, March 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Argenta Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:AGTA), a consumer electronics maker based in China, announced today that the company has changed its name to "Shiming U.S., Inc." effective March 5, 2007, in order to make its corporate name consistent with its brand name. The name change was approved by majority consent of the company's shareholders, and by its board of directors. The company's stock shall trade under the ticker symbol (OTCBB:SGUS) on the OTC Bulletin Board, effective 9:30 a.m. EST on March 5, 2007.
Surge Global Energy, Inc.
Surge Global Energy Purchases 750 Million Barrels of Original Bitumen in Place With Peace Oil Acquisition
SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Surge Global Energy, Inc. (OTCBB:SRGG) ("Surge" or the "Company") and its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Cold Flow Energy, ULC ("Cold Flow") are pleased to announce the closing of the acquisition of Peace Oil Corp. ("Peace Oil"), a privately owned oil sands company located in Alberta, Canada. Peace Oil owns an undivided 30% working interest in 135 square miles or 86,400 acres (net 40.5 sections or 25,920 acres) of oil sands leases in the Red Earth area of Alberta (the "Red Earth Leases"), consisting of four major contiguous blocks located in close proximity to existing services and infrastructure. A technical review report dated June 30, 2006, prepared by Sproule Associates Limited, an independent engineering firm, estimated that the Red Earth Leases contain resource potential of up to 2.5 billion barrels of Original Bitumen in Place (OBIP) (net Surge working interest is estimated to be up to 750 million barrels OBIP). North Peace Energy Corp (TSX-V:NPE) owns the remaining 70% working interest and is the operator for the Red Earth Leases.
Knights of Vartan
92nd Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide and a Memorial Service for Slain Turkish-Armenian Journalist Hrant Dink to be Held in Times Square
NEW YORK, March 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- On Sunday, April 22nd from 2-4 p.m., thousands of Armenian Americans and their supporters from N.Y., N.J., Conn., Pa., R.I., and Mass. will gather at Times Square to commemorate the 92nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and to pay tribute to Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, who was recently slain in Turkey because he wrote about the Armenian Genocide. During the Armenian Genocide (1915-1923), 1.5 million Armenians were annihilated by the Ottoman Turkish Empire. "We Cannot Forget, We Will Not Forget" is the theme of the Commemoration. This event is free and open to the public.
XsunX Broadens Scientific and Management Capabilities
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- XsunX, Inc. (OTCBB:XSNX), developer of advanced manufacturing systems and cell structures for solar energy, today announced that Mr. Robert Wendt has joined the Company's management staff as Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Wendt will focus on the management and control of all aspects of scientific operations including manufacturing, engineering, product development, facilities, and technology departments.