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China Direct Trading Corp.
China Direct Trading Corp. Hires Import Furniture Expert
DAVIE, Fla., Dec. 7, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- China Direct Trading Corp. (OTCBB:CHDT) a global trader of products to, from and within Asia, has hired Mr. Bernie Seidel as the head of the companies Furniture Division. CHDT has quickly become an active participant in the furniture trade since it was named exclusive distributor for North America by Beijing Hua Wei Furniture Company in China. Mr. Seidel has 30 years experience in the furniture business and was one of the pioneers of importing Chinese-made furniture many years ago. Currently Mr. Seidel sources and designs furniture for furniture manufacturers and retailers nationwide.
Discovery Laboratories, Inc.
Discovery Labs and Esteve Restructure Their Strategic Alliance
WARRINGTON, Pa., Dec. 7, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSCO) and Laboratorios del Dr. Esteve S.A. (Esteve) have restructured their strategic alliance for the development, marketing and sales of Discovery's products in Europe and Latin America. Under the revised collaboration, Discovery has regained full commercialization rights in key European markets, Central America and South America for its Surfactant Replacement Therapies (SRT), including Surfaxin(r) for Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in premature infants and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) in adults. Esteve will focus on the key Southern European markets, and now has development and marketing rights to a broader portfolio of Discovery's potential SRT products. This restructured collaboration supersedes the existing sublicense and supply agreements between Discovery and Esteve entered into in March 2002.
Groupe S Raises Employee Productivity, Increases Reliability, and Simplifies Management of its Enterprise IT Network with Neoware
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Dec. 7, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Neoware Systems (Nasdaq:NWRE), the leading supplier of award-winning software, services, and appliances for thin client computing, today announced that Groupe S Social Secretariat, one of Belgium's leading human resources consulting and services organizations, has replaced its entire fleet of desktop personal computers with Neoware software and thin client appliances.
Ethos Environmental, Inc.
Victor Industries Confirmed Benefits Sparks Dialogue With Major Producers of Sod and Turf
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Victor Industries (OTCBB:VICI) is pleased to announce, that as a result of recent independent test results, it has opened dialogue with several of the largest sod/turf producers in the western United States. These producers collectively represent tens of thousands of acres of sod under cultivation annually. Speaking for the company Steve Salzburg commented, "With benefits of up to 50% less watering and up to three years without further fertilization passed directly onto their consumers, these companies are, understandably, excited about the inclusion of Enviroturf(tm) in their product. This, coupled with the scientifically established fact that Enviroturf helps reduce harmful pollutants from "running off" or migrating into the sub soil and polluting the ground water, has us producing test scenarios for major growers and producers. We expect the announcement of several large scale test programs to be instituted in the next quarter." In order to help the sod producers commit to large scale testing, Victor will guarantee Enviroturf will perform as stated or the company will return the cost of the product to the user.
iLumen Signs Customer Agreement With Wachovia Bank NA
ATLANTA, Dec. 7, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- iLumen Incorporated, a financial information and technology company headquartered in Atlanta, today announced a customer agreement with Wachovia Bank NA, one of the nation's largest commercial banking organizations. Wachovia will implement iLumen's iMonitor(r) financial monitoring technology to automate the gathering of financial reporting data from a subset of their customers.