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ALCO Stores, Inc.
Duckwall-ALCO Stores Reports November Sales Increase of 7.3 Percent
ABILENE, Kan., Nov. 30, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Duckwall-ALCO Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:DUCK) today announced that its sales from continuing operations for the four weeks ended November 26, 2006 (fiscal month of November) increased approximately 7.3% to $39.8 million compared to $37.1 million in the prior-year month, and same-store sales increased 4.7% compared to 3.5% in the same period last year.
Prriya & Chintans
Prriya & Chintans Flagship U.S. Store Opening in Buckhead
ATLANTA, Nov. 30, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Merging heritage and innovation, the team of Priya and Chintan from Mumbai, India, are about to take over the Atlanta fashion scene with the opening of a boutique in Buckhead. After launching as a design team in 2003 and having a strong following with stores in London, Dubai, and New York, the duo made the strategic decision to come to Atlanta for their flagship U.S. boutique. In addition to couture designs that can be hand styled and sized for the individual, the boutique will also carry a substantial ready-to-wear line and diamond and precious stone jewelry. Home accessories will follow shortly in the first quarter of 2007.
UTi Worldwide Schedules Fiscal 2007 Third Quarter Conference Call on Thursday, December 7
RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif., Nov. 30, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- UTi Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq:UTIW) today announced that the company will report financial results for its fiscal 2007 third quarter ended October 31, 2006, before the market opens on Thursday, December 7. The company also will host an investor conference call that same day at 8:00 a.m. PT (11:00 a.m. ET) to review UTi's financials and operations for the third quarter.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Northrop Grumman to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners Security Technology Conference
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will present at the 2006 Thomas Weisel Partners Security Technology Conference on Monday, Dec. 4 in New York City. The presentation by Jerry Buckwalter, Northrop Grumman vice president of Homeland Security, will begin at 9:30 a.m. EST. It will be webcast live at www.northropgrumman.com and an audio replay will be available for two weeks.
Peopleline Telecom Inc.
Peopleline Network Expansion in Vancouver
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Peopleline Inc. (Pink Sheets:PLLN) announced today yet another expansion to the Peopleline VoIP Network to service a further 3 cities in the Greater Vancouver Region. The services are to be extended to people in the cities of North Vancouver, Surrey and New Westminster by December 15 in response to demand from all 3.
Braintech Teams With ABB, Toyota, and University of BC
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 30, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Braintech, Inc. (OTCBB:BRHI), a leading provider of Vision Guided Robotic ("VGR") software, announced today that it has completed agreements with ABB, Inc. Robot Div. (Auburn Hill, MI), Toyota Motor Manufacturing (Buffalo, West Virginia) and University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC) to research, develop, and pilot robot systems that can distinguish and handle parts randomly stored in a bin. The project, led by Braintech, brings together advanced scientific research capabilities from an advanced robotics & intelligent systems R&D group at the University of BC, robotic systems engineering capabilities from ABB, and factory floor process knowledge from Toyota engineers. Funding assistance for this project is provided by Precarn Incorporated, an independent not-for-profit company that funds the pre-commercial development of leading-edge technologies for projects that use its successful collaborative R&D model.
China Natural Gas, Inc.
China Natural Gas Starts Construction of Four New Natural Gas Filling Stations in Henan Province
NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- China Natural Gas, Inc. (OTCBB:CHNG) (http://www.naturalgaschina.com), a leader in China's natural gas industry engaging in the transmission and distribution of natural gas to a diverse base of commercial, industrial, wholesale and residential customers, has started construction of four new retail natural gas filling stations located in the most populous province of Henan. The Company now has a total of 21 natural gas filling stations with eight in Henan province including the four under construction.