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Best Western International
Leading Travel Companies Discuss State of Industry, Hot Destinations for 2007
NEW YORK, July 25, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Despite fuel costs reaching their second highest point in history -- with some analysts predicting prices will approach the $4-per-gallon mark before summer's end -- Americans are traveling more than ever before. Executives from the American Automobile Association (AAA), Best Western International, the world's largest hotel chain, and Southwest Airlines recently convened in New York City to discuss a variety of topics important to the business and leisure travel market. From soaring fuel costs to new trends affecting travelers, industry leaders shared their views on a wide range of issues that could impact the travel industry for months to come.
Integrated Enterprises Acquires Rapid Dating
MIAMI, July 25, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Integrated Enterprises, a mobile marketing and direct response communications holding company based in Miami, and its subsidiary Love In A Flash, LLC announce the acquisition of Rapid Dating, Inc., a fast-growing singles company that has proven to be the most powerful way to meet quality people in a safe, non-threatening environment.
QLogic and IBM Introduce Affordable, High Performance 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch for SMB Market
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 25, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- QLogic(r) Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), the leader in Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), stackable switches and blade server switches, today announced that its SANbox(r) 1400 Series 4Gb Fibre Channel switch is now available for IBM small and medium business (SMB) customers. Technical generalists at SMBs can set up the 10 port switch, branded as the IBM System Storage SAN10Q Switch, within minutes.
QLogic 4Gb SANbox Switches and SANblade HBAs; Available Through EMC Select Program
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 25, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- QLogic(r) Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), the leader in Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), stackable switches and blade server switches, today announced that EMC Corporation will expand the resale of QLogic SAN infrastructure products to include 4Gb SANblade(r) 2400 Series host bus adapters (HBAs) and SANbox(r) 1400 Fibre Channel switches as part of its EMC(r) Select Program. The EMC Select Program was designed to make it easier for customers to acquire best-in-class infrastructure products to complete their EMC storage solutions and to enable businesses to implement information lifecycle management (ILM) strategies.
First Security Group, Inc.
First Security Group, Inc. Reports 2Q 2006 Net Income of $2.8 Million, Up 48.6 Percent from 2Q 2005
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., July 25, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- First Security Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:FSGI), a community bank holding company serving middle and eastern Tennessee and northern Georgia, today reported results for the second quarter and first six months of 2006. Net income for the second quarter of 2006 was $2.8 million, an increase of 48.6 percent above the $1.9 million reported for the prior-year period. Diluted net income per share was $0.16 compared with $0.15 reported for the 2005 second quarter, an increase of 6.7 percent. The financial results of 2006 include the assets, liabilities and results of operations for Jackson Bank & Trust (Jackson Bank), which was acquired by First Security on August 31, 2005. Per share results also reflect the impact of First Security's stock offering of 4.9 million shares in the third quarter of 2005; average diluted shares for the second quarter of 2006 increased by 4,745,000, or 36.5 percent, above last year's second quarter.
QLogic SANblade 4Gb Fibre Channel HBAs Now Available for HP ProLiant Servers
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 25, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- QLogic(R) Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), the leader in Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), stackable switches and blade server switches, today announced that its SANblade(R) 4Gb Fibre Channel PCI-X 2.0 HBAs are now available for HP ProLiant servers. Customers can now simplify HBA management and save money by deploying a common HBA infrastructure across servers with PCI-X and PCI Express slots, blade server mezzanine cards, Windows and Linux operating environments, and across 2Gb and 4Gb SANs.
American Enterprise Development Corporation
American Enterprise Development Subsidiary Havoc Signs With The Sun Belt Conference
HOUSTON, July 25, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- American Enterprise Development Corporation (OTCBB:AEND) announced today that Havoc Distribution, Inc., its wholly owned portfolio company, is now the exclusive energy drink sponsor for the Sun Belt Conference. Havoc's agreement includes the use of the Sun Belt Conference logo and school logos. The Sun Belt Conference includes thirteen colleges and universities. Havoc expects to market its energy drink products under the Conference and team logos in each of these college towns.
W2 Energy Inc.
W2 Energy Inc. Completes First Run Test of Materials
NEW YORK, July 25, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- W2 Energy Inc., a developer of green energy, is pleased to announce it has concluded its first run of test materials in its plasma assisted biomass to liquid fuel test facility. Among those materials tested were peat, lignite (brown coal) and sewage sludge.