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The Nurture Center Celebrates Five Years Helping New Parents

LAFAYETTE, CA – Nov. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Nurture Center, founded by two local moms to bring resources and unique products to expecting and new moms in the East Bay Area of San Francisco, will celebrate its five-year anniversary in December, 2005.

Ponte Vedra Firm Launches New Product For Investors – Financial Investors Get New Tool for Buy/Sell Decisions

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Nov. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hottinger Capital Consulting, Ltd., a financial information firm chartered in 1988, announced today that it has just released Version 3.3 of HottingerSignals E-Zone System. The version 3.3 upgrade adds historical charts, a feature designed to increase the utility of the system.

Arclinea Boston Wins Gold Award at 2005 Prism Awards

BOSTON, MA – Nov. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arclinea Boston received the Gold Award for Best Remodeling of a Kitchen Over $100,000 at the 2005 Builders Association of Greater Boston PRISM Awards, held on Thursday, October 27, at the Park Plaza Hotel. The kitchen – known as the ‘Arlington Chef’s Dream Kitchen’ – was designed by Arclinea Boston project manager Mercedes Farrando in collaboration with the Arlington-based architecture firm Feinmann Inc.

OSS Spending Supporting Wireless Networks Surpasses $13 billion in 2005, Says Insight Research

BOONTON, NJ – Nov. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The global market for wireless operations support systems (OSSes) – the IT infrastructure that performs customer care, provisioning, and management functions in wireless networks – will exceed $13 billion in 2005, says a new research study by Insight Research. Wireless network operators are investing in new software and hardware to support new data services and an explosion of wireless customers worldwide.

NRG Resources, Inc. Acquires Real Estate in Victorville California to Build Bio Diesel and Synthetic Fuel Plant

SANTA ANA, CA – Nov. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NRG Resources, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: NRRI), an independent oil and oil products company, today reported that it has completed a strategic acquisition of approximately 3.8 acres of real property in Victorville, California, with the objective of building a bio-diesel and synthetic fuel blending facility.

Martronics Corporation Announces Revolutionary New Glass Etching Kit

SALKUM, WA – Nov. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Martronics Corporation today announced the launch of their revolutionary new Glass Etching Kit that lets anyone permanently etch their artwork or designs on glass using their own computer, Martronics new Dura-Film Stencils, and an inexpensive U.V. stencil maker.

American Finance Finalizes Agreement on Global Oil Tools’ Liabilities

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Nov. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — American Finance Corp. announces that it has finalized its agreement with Grifco International (Pink Sheets: GFCI) on Global Oil Tools’ outstanding liabilities totaling approximately $800,000.00 USD.

Hot Lids a Very Cool Idea

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Nov. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Smart Lid Systems’ color changing disposable beverage lid has just been awarded third place in the leading category of ‘Consumer Convenience – Beverage Packaging,’ at the fourth annual QSR Magazine-Foodservice & Packaging Institute awards competition in Colorado.

Linus Inc. Selects M2SYS Fingerprint System for Rapid Integration into Mission Critical Point of Sale Software Solutions

ATLANTA, GA – Oct. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M2SYS Technology, an innovator in biometric technology research and development, today announced that it has executed a long-term partnership agreement with Linus, Inc. 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 Linus’ RCOMX solution suite which includes Point of Sale (POS) applications for fine-dining restaurants, quick-service restaurants, online ordering, and supermarkets.

Management Dynamics Acquires NextLinx

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Management Dynamics, a leading provider of global trade management solutions, today announced that it has acquired NextLinx Corporation, the pioneering developer of international trade compliance technology and content. The acquisition combines the strengths of both organizations to offer a comprehensive portfolio of enterprise software and on-demand services, powered by industry-leading content, to plan, optimize and execute global trade operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digitalmedix Announces Acquisition of Colorado Computer Forensics

DENVER, CO – Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Digitalmedix, Data Recovery and Computer Forensics, today announced the strategic acquisition of Colorado Computer Forensics. Additionally, John Davis is named as the Director of Forensic Services to lead the Digitalmedix forensics team.

Respondus Wins Gold Excellence in E-Learning Award

REDMOND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Respondus, Inc. announced today that brandon-hall.com has presented the company with a Gold Excellence in E-Learning Award for Innovative Technology. The award recognizes StudyMate(R), an authoring tool that allows users to create ten Flash-based activities and e-learning games using three simple templates.

Athlon Interactive Adventures Launches New Online Team Building Game Where the Action and Thrills Take Place in Real Life

LAS VEGAS, NV – Oct. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Athlon Interactive Adventures launched The Corporate Team Builder today, offering a solution for small to medium sized businesses that need team building, but can’t afford the high costs of traditional options.

Peeing Standing Up to Become Lucrative Business – New Novelty Product Raising Eyes and Profits for UK Exporter

LONDON, UK – Oct. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Already widely distributed in Canada, Australia, and Europe, JOE Product Promotions has announced the arrival of a portable and disposable peeing device for women, called the P-Mate(TM), is set to make its debut in the United States

Turan Petroleum, Inc. Engages Consultants and Legal Advisors

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Oct. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Turan Petroleum, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: TURP / TURP.pk), an independent oil and gas exploration company, today announced that it has retained the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP to provide legal services and advice related to Turan Petroleum’s operations. Turan Petroleum has also engaged a Canadian geological consulting firm, LIB Consultants, Ltd, and a Kazakhstan based geological consulting firm, TOO KazMunai GeoServices, (engaged directly by TOO Turan EnerPetroleum, Turan Petroleum’s wholly owned Kazakstan based subsidiary) to assist with ongoing analysis of existing geological studies, assure government compliance and provide for timely satisfaction of reporting requirements.

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

TYLER, TX – Oct. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Charlene and David Kaase of Grapevine, TX will be the managing owners of PC Kidz Denton and Wise Counties, the fourth company franchise in Texas. The new franchise will continue to serve both Denton and Wise counties located in Texas by offering computer education classes to preschool and school age children through public and private preschools, as well as through early education programs.

Protex International Corp. is Front-Runner in Key Environmental Initiative

BOHEMIA, NY – Oct. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Protex International Corp. announced today that they are one of the first U.S. companies to respond to the European Union mandate for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) by initiating a rapid resolution for environmental safety and protection

City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency and HENAAC Partner to Develop Professional Internship Program

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Oct. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On October 3, 2005, HENAAC and the City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency (ITA) signed an important Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which would allow HENAAC to support the development of a professional internship program, increase educational and professional development opportunities and assist ITA in meeting its workforce development objectives. The MOA was signed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and HENAAC Chair and CEO Raymond Mellado.

Sharrow Group Combines with Robichaud Associates to Give Homebuilders New Merger and Acquisition Support

ROCHESTER, NY – Oct. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sharrow Group, with its broad-based solutions for improving homebuilder performance, and Robichaud Associates, with its proven expertise in planning and implementing M & A strategies, are merging to deliver comprehensive, timely value to homebuilders.

Award-Winning Jewelry Designer Daniel Gibbings Opens New Studio and Showroom

MONTECITO, Calif. – Oct. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Santa Barbara visitors and locals can take an inside look at the art of fine jewelry production from raw material to handcrafted finish when designer Daniel Gibbings opens his newest studio and showroom. Customers will have a chance to watch the artist’s work in progress and purchase finished product directly from the surrounding showroom where his signature pieces, evoking the richness and opulence of Byzantine cultures and Medieval worlds, are on display.

First American Makes Equity Investment in ComplianceEase – Industry-Leading Technology Providers Partner to Offer Essential Bundled Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Oct. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ComplianceEase(R), a premier provider of automated compliance and risk management solutions to the financial services industry, today announced that it has received an equity investment from First American Real Estate Solutions (RES(R)), the nation’s largest provider of advanced property and ownership information, analytics and services.

City Network, Inc. Announces Revised Financial Results for The Fiscal Quarters Ended March 31, 2005 And June 30, 2005

TAIPEI, Taiwan – September 30 (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, announced that it will be revising its financial statements for the fiscal quarters ended March 31, 2005 and June 30, 2005 and amending and restating its quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission for each of such quarters.

Rowe Pottery Works Unveils 2005 Limited Edition Collection

CAMBRIDGE, WI – September 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rowe Pottery Works of Cambridge, Wis., has unveiled its 2005 Limited Edition Collection during a special ceremony at the Rowe Pottery Works company store in Cambridge. The three-piece collection includes the Gioioso Bowl, Abbondonza Pitcher and the Sterlizia Vase. Each piece of the Limited Edition will be numbered. As an added bonus, members of the design team will also sign the first 100 sets.

Marinello Schools of Beauty hosts their Second Annual International Beauty School Student Hair Competition

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marinello Schools of Beauty, the proven leader in beauty education and training since 1905, is proud to host the Takayama Schools of Beauty Team from Tokyo, Japan, for the ‘Second Annual International Beauty School Student Hair Competition.’ The event will be held on Saturday, October 1st at the recently renovated, state-of-the-art Marinello campus located in the Puente Hills Mall at 1600 Azusa Avenue, #244, City of Industry, Calif.

Sports-Stuff Announces Management and Business Update

SEATTLE, Wash. – September 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sports-Stuff.com Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: SSUF) is pleased to announce its new president, Mr. Kevin Day, effective immediately. A complete management team is being assembled and will be announced over the coming weeks.

GeckoSystems, Inc. Introduces the CareBot(TM) 3.4 Mobile Service Robot for Eldercare, Childcare and Home Security

ATLANTA, GA – Sept. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GeckoSystems, Inc., a leading developer of mobile robot solutions based in Conyers, Georgia, today announced the launch of the CareBot(TM) MSR 3.4, a revolutionary servant class personal robot designed specifically for eldercare, childcare and home security.

Ten Thousand Villages Launches New E-commerce Site

AKRON, PA – Sept. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ten Thousand Villages, based in Akron, Pa., launched a new e-commerce Web site at Tenthousandvillages.com, August 22. The new site features online shopping with a unique collection of more than 250 fairly traded gift and home decor items including handcrafted baskets, ceramics, furniture, textiles, musical instruments and jewelry.

Leading Contact Center Solution Providers Transforming Industry – TouchStar Software Acquires Digisoft Computers, Inc.

DENVER, Colo. – Sept. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TouchStar Software’s acquisition of New York-based Digisoft Computers, Inc. successfully consummates a formidable contact center solutions enterprise! With these two powerhouses under a single roof, this signifies to the call center industry that they can now experience best-in-class predictive dialer and ACD solutions in tandem with the leading scripting tool available on the market today.

Equinox Announces State of Art New Facility in India

IRVINE, Calif. and GURGAON, India – September 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Equinox, an I-flex company, announces the opening of a new facility in Gurgaon, India in response to manage the existing and future business growth. Spread over 40,000 sq ft the state of art facility will house more than 750 employees and is specifically designed to handle the workflow for offshore processes.

BRANDCONTROL.NET Receives Second Round of Venture Capital Funding

ELMHURST, Ill. – September 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BRANDCONTROL.NET(TM), a Marketing Resource Management Systems developer and maker of patent pending software BigCabinet 3.0TM, today announced that it has received a second round of venture capital funding from Midwest Investment Ventures (MIV).

Consumers Now Can Beat the System – eGOware Announces Automated Gasoline Price Trend Alert Service

CINCINNATI, OH – September 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — eGOware(R) Inc. launched this morning a new subscription-based gasoline price trend information service providing daily Gasoline Price Trend Alert (GPTA) notification and messaging to subscribers. Utilizing GasPriceWatch.com data, the recognized standard for reliable gas price trend information, eGOware will deliver timely information and alerts to any email address, web or mobile. Subscribers will receive daily market observations and projections as to potential moves in gasoline pricing trends over the next twenty-four hours. Armed with this information and alerting system, auto owners now have an opportunity to ‘Beat the System.’

Little Scoops Dishes Up Another Franchised Location

BLAUVELT, NY – September 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After experiencing tremendous success scooping out fun for hundreds of children’s birthday parties, Michelle Violetto and Tanya Ehrlich, the co-founders of L.S. Franchise Corp., announced today the opening of their third franchised unit located in Pomona, New York in the Pace Setter Shopping Center on Route 202.

LTC Financial Partners Attracts Top Agents with Industry First: Ownership

KIRKLAND, Wash. – September 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation’s first and only national, agent-owned long term care insurance brokerage, today announced a bold campaign to recruit a commanding majority of the industry’s best agents.

Leatt Corporation Announces Motorsport South Africa Endorsement

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – September 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – Leatt Corporation (OTC Pink Sheets LEAT / LEAT.pk), a Nevada Corporation headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa, that develops, sells and distributes the Leatt-Brace(tm), a Prophylactic Neck Brace System designed to prevent potentially devastating motor sport injuries to the cervical spine (neck), today announced that use of the Leatt-Brace(tm) has been endorsed by Motorsport South Africa (MSA).

Dual-Mode Smart Phones to Lead Fixed Mobile Convergence Push, says Insight Research Corporation

BOONTON, NJ – September 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The fixed line phone, long a fixture in 95 percent of US homes and offices, is about to be replaced by new smart phone technology capable of working as reliably as a fixed line phone in the home or office and of converting to a cellular phone for mobile calling, says a new study from Insight Research. According to the new market research report, ‘Fixed Mobile Convergence: Single Phone Solutions for Wireless, Wireline, and VoIP Convergence 2005-2010,’ this new generation of phones will leverage WiFi hotspots, voice over IP (VoIP) technology, and voice over wireless local area networks (VoWLANs) to create a single smart phone capable of moving from home to office and back again.

SPI Litigation Direct Names Chuck Kellner Vice President

AUSTIN, TX – September 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SPI Litigation Direct LLC has appointed Charles ‘Chuck’ Kellner Vice President of Consulting and Project Engineering. In this position, he will consult with corporate counsel as well as outside counsel and corporate IT groups on the preservation, acquisition, search, and production of email and electronic data in litigation, mergers & acquisitions, and government investigations.

InSciTek Successfully Closes $4.0 Million for the Allworx Product Line

ROCHESTER, NY – August 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — InSciTek Microsystems, Inc. has received a $4 Million investment led by High Peaks Venture Partners, with participation from Advantage Capital. InScitek will leverage this investment by adding new products to their proven Allworx product line (www.allworx.com) and expanding their sales & marketing reach.

Reaction Biology Corporation and Key Organics Ltd Announce Drug Discovery Collaboration

MALVERN, PA and CORNWALL, UK – August 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reaction Biology Corporation (‘RBC’) and Key Organics Ltd (‘Key’) today announced that they have created a Joint Venture (‘JV’) to engage in high throughput drug discovery. The purpose of the JV is to identify a series of compounds with the potential of becoming new drugs with further research.

Marjan Diamonds Introduces NENOIR – The First Diamond Ever Guaranteeing Firsthand Ownership, Directly from the Mine

NEW YORK, NY – August 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marjan Diamonds NV, an Antwerp based diamond manufacturer, today announced that they will launch their new NENOIR Emotionally Yours signature diamond at the International Jewelry Show in London, England, September 4th-September 7th.

New ARD(R) Pads for Mild Anal Incontinence from Birchwood Laboratories

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – August 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Birchwood Laboratories announces introduction of its new ARD(R) tapeless, soft and absorbent pads providing a discrete, simple and sanitary solution for managing mild anal incontinence.