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Rowe Pottery Introduces Provincialware Line of Pottery

CAMBRIDGE, WI – August 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rowe Pottery Works today introduced its newest line of pottery, called Provincialware. This decorative yet functional pottery is described in terms of simple elegance. These honey-colored pieces start with simple floral patterns that weave through the collection, becoming more ornate as they flourish on increasingly larger pieces of the collection. There are 34 pieces in this collection including mixing bowls, canisters, pitchers and mugs.

Engate Technology Corporation Announces Innovative Diskless, Embeddable Spam Interdiction Technology

RENO, NV – August 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – Engate Technology Corporation, an emerging IT security company, announced today an innovative approach to spam prevention with the introduction of its diskless, small footprint, embeddable spam interdiction technology. The new patent pending technology, available on the EMS 1500, empowers hardware OEMs with unprecedented capability to analyze and reject email at the protocol layer, thereby interdicting unwanted and malicious mail before it leaves the sender’s server.

New Source of Financial Information has Words of Caution for Retirees

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. – July 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hottinger Capital Consulting, Ltd. has just released version 3.3 of its E-Zone System, an important new source of financial information for retirees. It warns investors about the all-too-often used strategy of ‘Buy and Hold and Hope,’ and offers the E-Zone System as an alternative that many will find helpful.

Proprietary Human Capital Measurement Model for Training Validated

CHICAGO, Ill., (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KnowledgeAdvisors, Inc. reports the results of a study validating their learning measurement technology and models. KnowledgeAdvisors proprietary learning analytics technology, Metrics that Matter(TM) wraps automation and templates around world renowned learning measurement methodologies of Dr. Donald Kirkpatrick, author of the Four Levels of Learning Evaluation, and Dr. Jack Phillips, author of the Phillips ROI Process. In doing so, KnowledgeAdvisors created a practical, scaleable and repeatable approach to valuing human capital performance changes due to training.

PC Kidz LLC, a Tyler, Texas Based Children’s Computer Education Company, Announces the Sale of its Second Franchise in Texas

TYLER, TX – July 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brenda and Kevin Keeney of Lorena, TX will be the managing owners of PC Kidz of Central Texas, the second company franchise in Texas. The new franchise will continue to serve the Central Texas area while expanding into the Austin area market by offering computer education classes to preschool and school age children through public and private preschools, as well as through early education programs.

Junior Enterprises Introduces The SipGrip; the Hottest New Trend in Java Land

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – July 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Junior Enterprises (www.sipgrip.com) announces the launch of their flagship invention, the SipGrip, a uniquely designed gripping handle, which is revolutionizing the way java lovers grip and sip their Joe.

Capital Hill: Toiyabe Peaks Uranium Project

DENVER, Colo. – July 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Hill Gold, Inc. (OTC BB: CHGI) reports that the Company has acquired a 100% interest in the Toiyabe Peaks Uranium project. The Toiyabe Peaks project covers sixty-two unpatented lode-mining claims (approximately 1,240 acres) on Federal lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”).

Ionic Silver Complex Designed for Antimicrobial Use in Humans Receives U.S. Patent

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – June 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Invision International Health Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in the field of ionic silver use as an antimicrobial in humans, today announced the issuance of a U.S. Patent on its ‘ionic silver complex’ technology. The use of ionic silver in medicine and industry has been growing rapidly in recent years due to its broad-spectrum antimicrobial qualities, the lack of toxicity to humans and the fact that ionic silver is not prone to causing resistant strains.

American Finance Corp. Announces Agreement with Grifco International

NEW YORK, NY and LONDON, UK – June 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The American Finance Corp. today announced that is has entered into an agreement with Grifco International (OTC: GFCI) to provide financial and credit advisory assistance in connection with Grifco’s Lyamec facility. The retention of American Finance Corp. by Grifco International will become effective on June 30th, 2005.

Solo Performer Show Controller 2.4 Increases Play List Flexibility for Musicians Who Improvise Their Set Lists While Performing

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alien Apparatus Company, Inc. releases Solo Performer Show Controller version 2.4. Solo Performer Show Controller is a system for controlling the background music, lyrics displays, MIDI effects, and light shows for musicians. The system consists of a six-button foot controller that connects to a computer via USB, and software that runs on Windows and Macintosh.

Henning Hansen New CEO of FIRM

NEW YORK, NY – June 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FIRM today announced the appointment of Henning Hansen as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Hansen will take the helm of the world’s leading provider of survey & reporting software for Market Research (MR) and Enterprise Insight Management (EIM).

Cash Now CEO Miro Zecevic Interviewed by Wall Street Reporter Senior Analyst

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – June 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Miro Zecevic, President of Cash Now Corporation (OTC Pink Sheets: CHNW), a pioneer and continuing leader in the payday loan and check-cashing industry, was interviewed Thursday June 9 2005 by a Wall Street Reporter Senior Analyst – further evidence of Cash Now’s growing presence among investors and on The Street.

New Internet Service Offers Small Business Information on Contracting with Government and Large Corporations

BUFFALO, NY – June 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bates Development Group Inc. (www.bates-group.com/benefits.htm), a start-up procurement and contracting research firm has introduced an internet-based service for small and medium sized companies interested in doing business with government and large corporations, Bates-Group.Com.

PC Kidz LLC, a Tyler, Texas Based Children’s Computer Education Company, Announces the Sale of its First Franchise in North Texas

TYLER, TX – June 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stacy and Matt Etzelmiller of Keller, TX will be the managing owners of PC Kidz Mid-Cities, the first company franchise in Texas. The new franchise will continue to serve north Tarrant County by offering computer education classes to preschool and school age children through public and private preschools, as well as through early education programs.

Marinello Schools of Beauty Celebrates its 100-Year Anniversary and the Grand Opening of a New Expanded Facility in City of Industry, CA

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marinello Schools of Beauty, the leader in cosmetology education and training since 1905, announces the grand opening of its expanded educational facility, located in the Puente Hills Mall at 1600 Azusa Avenue, Suite 244, in the City of Industry, Calif. The Grand Opening celebration will take place on Thursday, June 16th, 2005, beginning at 1:00 pm.

Housing Construction Trends Report Goes National

BEAVERTON, Ore. – June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Forefront Economics Inc. (www.forecon.com) announced today the launch of national coverage for their Housing Construction Trends Report (HCTR). The monthly report presents trends in single and multi-family housing units permitted for construction at the state, county, and metropolitan area levels. Permit history and analysis can also be downloaded from the HCTR website (housingtrends.forecon.com).

Dutch Communications Announces Vice President of Business Development

DENVER, Colo. – June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dutch Communications, Inc. today announced the addition of Kedrick W. Robinson as the company’s Vice President of Business Development effective June 1, 2005.

Major Theme Parks and Attractions Sign Up with Cygnus, America Online ‘eTicketing’ Service

ORLANDO, Fla. – May 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cygnus eTransactions Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CYGT) today announced that major theme parks, water parks and attractions have signed up to provide eTicket sales through AOL(R) CityGuide, a leading provider of local entertainment information online, available free on the Web at aolcityguide.com.

Capital Hill Declares Stock Dividend

DENVER, Colo. – May 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Hill Gold, Inc. (OTC BB: CHGI) announces a stock dividend on its common stock for shareholders of record at the close of business on May 31, 2005. Each holder of one share of Capital Hill Gold on the record date shall be entitled to receive three (3) additional shares of common stock. For example, if a holder owns a round lot of 100 shares he or she shall receive 300 additional shares. The payment date for the common stock dividend is set for June 7, 2005.

Lehman Brothers’ Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director, Private Investment Management to Speak at New England-Canada Business Council’s May Luncheon Meeting

BOSTON, Mass. – May 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MEDIA ALERT: Alison A. Deans, Lehman Brothers’ chief investment officer and managing director of Private Investment Management — a prominent Wall Street executive who is a regular panelist on Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street, and was previously among Institutional Investor’s and The Wall Street Journal’s top-ranked securities analysts — will Speak at New England-Canada Business Council’s May Luncheon Meeting

Patent Issued to CSS for Onsite & Remote Control of Safe with Electronic Lock

POSEN, Ill. – May 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Corporate Safe Specialists (CSS – www.corporatesafe.com), one of the largest suppliers of cash control systems and safes to the U.S. retail and restaurant communities, announced the U.S. Patent Office issue of Patent No. 6,885,281 B2 on April 26th of 2005.

How to Live Long & Prosper: A New Perspective on Long Term Care Insurance

KIRKLAND, WA – May 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Most people avoid unpleasant thoughts, such as needing long term care someday. But what if you could turn your mind, instead, to bright, bullish prospects? Visions of playing golf into your 90’s, or sheltering a few hundred thousand dollars from taxes? That’s the slant of a new guidebook from LTC Financial Partners: ‘Dignity for Life: Facts That Can Protect Your Assets & Quality of Life.’

Information Security: A Dangerous Illusion? – Article Raises Security Awareness With Practical Advice In Plain Language

LONGMONT, Colo. – May 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Electronic Oasis Consulting, Inc. offers a free paper exposing the illusions of information security with practical advise for readers. Download a free, no-nonsense article with practical tips to implement immediately. The article is available online, does not require registration, and can be reprinted with the appropriate permission.

Nano Superlattice Technology Announces Completion of Nano-coating Mass Production Machinery

TAIPEI, Taiwan – May 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nano Superlattice Technology Inc. (OTC BB: NSLT), a company engaged in the coating of tools and components with nano structured PVD coatings for the semiconductor, precision machinery and telecommunication industries, announced today the completion of the installation of Nano’s newest set of production machinery. The completion of the design and construction of this nano-coating machine is unique and represents the culmination of years of proprietary technology and scientific breakthrough by Nano’s research and development team led by Professor Dr. Wolf-Dieter Munz.

City Network Announces Purchase Order from Europe’s MCA Technology Inc. for Shipment of New MP3 Product Line

TAIPEI, Taiwan – May 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — City Network, Inc. (Amex: CSN), a company that designs, manufactures and markets a comprehensive line of broadband and wireless Internet access solutions and consumer electronic products, today announced the expansion of the company’s marketing initiative in Europe. To accompany the growth in consumers 3C products demand, City Network is aggressively concentrating on the marketing and distribution of products in this trend. Recently, City Network received an official purchase order from MCA Technology Inc. for a version of its MP3 product line.

LBA Group to Distribute TOMCO Test Equipment in North and South America

RALEIGH, NC – April 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Group, Inc. (www.lbagroup.com) today announced the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement for North and South America between its subsidiary LBA Technology, Inc. and Tomco Technologies (www.tomco.com.au) of Norwood, Australia. The agreement includes Tomco’s TE1000 line of RF Vector Voltmeters as well as access to its lines of high power amplifiers and transmitters.

Marie Callender’s Serves Up Another Slice of Supply Chain Savings With the Tibersoft IQ Solution

WESTBOROUGH, MA – April 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tibersoft, the expert in foodservice supply chain cost control systems, announced today that Marie Callender Pie Shops, Inc., the 145-unit restaurant and bakery chain, will roll out the Tibersoft IQ solution to their entire supply chain. The TiberNet data management network will connect all of Marie Callender’s corporate and franchise units to all of their distributors.

Management Dynamics Expands European Operations to Meet Growing Demand

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ and LONDON, UK – April 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Management Dynamics, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand solutions for global transportation and supply chain management, today announced the official opening of its London office, expanding Management Dynamics’ European presence and building upon its U.S. successes.

Executive Appointments Position SIM LLC for Growth – Brand Management, Strategic Marketing, Finance Expertise Enhance Management Team

ATLANTA, GA and ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA – April 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sales Intelligence Management, LLC (SIM LLC) announced two key executive appointments today – Dr. Rajendra K. Srivastava, Ph.D. and Mr. William Wyatt, CPA. Dr. Srivastava, who holds the prestigious Roberto C. Goizueta Chair in e-Commerce and Marketing, Goizueta Business School, Emory University, joins the Executive Management team at SIM LLC. Mr. Wyatt accepted the position as Chief Financial Officer and brings more than 30 years of expertise in strategic financial and business planning. Both appointments will take up positions on the SIM LLC Board of Directors.

Tom Mangelsen Named as One of American Photo’s 100 Most Important People in Photography

OMAHA, NE – April 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Images of Nature (www.mangelsen.com) today announced that Thomas D. Mangelsen has been named one of the 100 Most Important People in Photography in America in the May/June issue of American Photo Magazine.

Time In, Morris County’s #1 Children’s Play and Party Center, Sees Franchising as Best Plan for Growth

RANDOLPH, NJ – April 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Karl Lens, President and Operator of Morris counties’ most talked about children’s play center, has expanded to form Time In Franchises, LLC (www.Timeinfun.com). Time In is now interviewing interested parties and plans to award 4 to 5 locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut this year. In addition, filings for New York State will soon be completed allowing for opportunities there as well.

Payday Loan and Check-Cashing Leader Cash Now Offering Special Bulk Pricing and Flexible Plans for Entrepreneurs

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cash Now Corporation (CHNW.PK), a business aggregator and a pioneer in the sub prime payday loan lending and continuing leader in the payday loan and check-cashing industry, (www.cashnow.com) begins offering Enterprise Solutions for the payday loan and check cashing industry.

M2SYS Forms Strategic Partnership with CSI Software to Fulfill Surging Biometrics Demand in Fitness Industry

ATLANTA, GA — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M2SYS Technology, a global leader in biometric technology research and development, today announced that it has executed a long-term partnership agreement with CSI Software to integrate and support the sale of its patent-pending fingerprint recognition solution called Bio-Plugin(TM) and its M2-S(TM) fingerprint reader. The technology will be added to CSI’s Spectrum(TM) membership management software and made available to its growing customer base of fitness clubs throughout the U.S.

TimeIPS by Stratitec Enhances Their Line of Intelligent Personnel Systems

WICHITA, KS — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stratitec today announced the availability and shipping of their enhanced TimeIPS systems (www.timeips.com) for small, medium and enterprise level organizations looking to control overtime and lower employee-related costs. Patent pending e-mail alerts help business owners & managers reign in employee overtime, tardiness and early clock-ins.

Landmark National Bank Reports Profit for 2005 First Quarter

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Landmark National Bank (OTC BB: LMRK), which commenced operation on August 26, 2002, reports March 31, 2005 assets of $75,245,273 compared to March 31, 2004 assets of $48,864,564, an increase of 54%. As of March 31, 2005, loans totaled $52,405,039, compared with $22,398,302, an increase of 134%. During the same period, deposits increased from $41,200,020 to $68,664,645, an increase of 67%. The bank experienced a profit of $3,209 for the first three months of 2005, compared to a loss of $535,548 for the first three months of 2004.

Artitalia Group Wins the Coveted Best Booth – Grand Prize Award at GlobalShop 2005

MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Artitalia Group (www.artitalia-group.com) won the coveted Best Booth – Grand Prize award, given by VM+SD (Visual Merchandising and Store Design) at GlobalShop 2005 last week in Las Vegas, NV. With more than 25,000 attendees, the trade show is recognized as the largest international expo featuring the most innovative design, products and technologies in the world of retail.

Tagistics Corporation Aligns with Sun Microsystems to Release RFID Central(tm) a Turn-Key RFID Offering for Companies with Chinese Manufactured Products

BOCA RATON, Fla. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tagistics Corporation today announced an alliance and licensing agreement for the Sun Java(tm) System RFID Tag and Ship Solution and Sun Java(tm) System RFID Software. Tagistics will incorporate Sun’s products into its RFID Central solution, resulting in what the company believes is the first service that enables enterprises to outsource RFID tagging of Chinese manufactured goods.

Tea Body’s, Inc. Launches LOVE(TM) to Raise Funds for Cancer Research

DALLAS, TX — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tea Body’s, Inc. (www.teabodys.com) today announced that it is launching the LOVE(TM) lip balm in the company’s ‘Push-Pop Tin(TM).’ A portion of the proceeds from the sales of LOVE(TM) will be donated to the pancreatic cancer research program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.

Planning For A Job Loss Could Prevent One Says Life Coach

LEBANON, NJ — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘What will you do if you lose your job?’ David O. Levine, a director in the imploding telecommunications industry, found himself frequently discussing this question with colleagues and team members.

Coping With the Threat that Trumps Offshoring: Off-Peopling

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Off-peopling, the human consequence of automation, is growing to epidemic proportions as technology takes over human tasks in grocery stores and banks, offices and the military. ‘Work as we know it is going away, and companies as we know them are going away, too,’ says futurist Richard W. Samson, director of think tank EraNova Institute. ‘We need to adjust, and fast.’