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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.’

The Lyamec Corporation Reaches Milestone Expansions in Great Britain, France, Canada, and Libya

HOUSTON, TX — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a videoconference hosted by American Finance, The Lyamec Corporation (www.lyamec.com) confirms its board members approval of the 20% sale of its non-public and non-solicited private placement offering to American Finance Corp. The delay in finalizing the overall package under the originally agreed to terms was due to an increase of 4.2 Million USD to the original 3.5 Million, inking a total 7.7 Million USD. The increase was due to the expansion of specific value based marketing and licensing agreements entered by The Lyamec Corporation and for the overall reformulation of expected revenue and cost results based on a multiple price to earnings ratio.

National Public Service Award Winners Announced

WASHINGTON, DC /Send2Press Newswire/ — Winners of the prestigious National Public Service Awards, the premier awards for excellence in public service at all levels of government, have been announced by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). They will be presented on Monday, April 4, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Milwaukee, WI, at noon, at the ASPA National Conference.

Visual Frontier Announces Agreement to Supply Slim CD-RW & DVD Combo Drive Product to Germany’s Eurobizz

TAIPEI, Taiwan /Send2Press Newswire/ — Visual Frontier Inc. (OTCBB: VFTR) announced today that it has agreed to terms with Eurobizz Marketing of Germany to distribute products to France. According to the agreement, Visual Frontier will supply various products to Eurobizz including a version of the slim CD-RW & DVD combo drive product line and also the Micro Drive (1-inch hard drive) which will be distributed under the brand names of Eurobizz’s customer(s) in France. These products will primarily be used to develop the notebook computer and retail consumer markets.

Report Defines How Project Management Execs are Becoming New Corporate ‘Chiefs’ … Move over, CIO and CFO!

AMBLER, PA /Send2Press Newswire/ — Why does every organization need another chief? Chief Project Officer, that is. While the actual title may not yet be as pervasive as CIO, COO and CEO, a report from CPO Media shows the role has emerged as equally vital to ensuring strategic success.

New Research Documents How Organizations Struggle With Project Controls

AMBLER, PA /Send2Press Newswire/ — A survey reported in Chief Project Officer (www.chiefprojectofficer.com) reveals that projects suffer from lack of focus including essential planning, scheduling, and monitoring functions. Of the senior project management practitioners responding to the survey, half reported that their organizations perform project control functions average to poorly.

Visual Frontier Announces New Contract To Supply ‘Hot Swapper’ Product To Japan’s Third Wave Corporation

TAIPEI, Taiwan /Send2Press Newswire/ — Visual Frontier Inc. (OTCBB: VFTR) announced that it has signed a contract with Japanese electronics dealer Third Wave Corporation of Japan. Under the terms of the agreement, Visual Frontier will supply various products including a variation of the special ‘Hot Swapper’ product and also the Micro Drive (1-inch hard drive) to be distributed to customers throughout the Japanese market. The products are to be sold under brand names of Third Wave to its customers.

Little Scoops, Inc. Announces Sale of Upcoming Franchises

BLAUVELT, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ — LS Franchise Corp. (www.littlescoops.com) co-founders, Michelle Violetto and Tanya Ehrlich, announced today the sale of their first 3 franchises. With the success of the first corporate owned store in Blauvelt, NY and the second corporate store in Pleasantville, NY, Violetto and Ehrlich plan to share their successful business plan with the recent owners of Cranford, NJ; Middletown, NY; and Ridgewood, NJ.

Somebody Good, Inc. Hires Maura Murphy-Barrosse as Head of Marketing

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Somebody Good, Inc. Legal Secretary Referral Service announced today that Maura Murphy-Barrosse has been added to their team as head of marketing. Somebody Good, Inc., based in Culver City, has been has been referring temporary and temp-to-perm legal secretaries and general office personnel to law firms in Los Angeles, Century City, Beverly Hills, West L.A. and the Valley since 2001.

SAM’s Club(R) Offering Digital Time and Attendance Systems for less than $600 from TimeIPS(R) Intelligent Personnel Systems for Small Business

WICHITA, KS /Send2Press Newswire/ — TimeIPS, (www.timeips.com) the business products division of Stratitec, today announced that SAM’S Club (www.samsclub.com) is offering two models from their TimeIPS Intelligent Personnel Systems line, which are currently selling in select SAM’S Club locations across the USA and online at www.samsclub.com.

CSIRO Forms Alliance With Australian Thermal Desalination Company

STAPLYTON, Australia /Send2Press Newswire/ — CSIRO, Australia’s top scientific research organization has formed an alliance with thermal desalination specialist, Aqua Dyne Inc. (OTC:BB AQDY) to conduct research into water purification and water remediation, which will initially focus on the use of solar energy for water desalination.

Lehman Brothers Annual Security Industry Report For 2004 Now Available from Sandra Jones and Company

CLEVELAND, OH /Send2Press Newswire/ — Sandra Jones and Company, a leading security industry resource and consulting firm, announces availability of the newest Lehman Brothers Annual Security Industry Report for 2004. Participants, investors and potential players in the US security market will gain insightful and relevant information from the comprehensive report, which contains valuable market data on size, projected growth, and technological advances.

Gregory C. Roberts Joins Napatech as President

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Napatech Inc. today announced that Greg Roberts joins the company as President. Mr. Roberts comes from a position as Vice President of Marketing and Sales in Xyratex International, Inc., San Jose, CA. Prior to this Greg served as VP, director and senior executive within sales, marketing and business development in ObjectSpace, Sterling Software, and Nortel Networks.

FIRM Delivered 37% Revenue Growth in 2004

NEW YORK, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ — FIRM, the world’s leading provider of online survey & reporting software, has announced $13.3 million in revenue for 2004, an increase of 37% from $9.7 million in 2003. FIRM’s EBITDA result was $1.2 million in 2004, compared with $67,000 in 2003.

Expo Logic Hires Ronald Maslow as New Director of Sales

BROOMALL, PA /Send2Press Newswire/ — Ronald Maslow joins the Expo Logic team as Director of Sales, according to Jeffrey Cooper, president and chief executive officer. Expo Logic is the leading provider of registration, lead management, interactive technology and PC rental services for the corporate conference and exposition industries.

Market Recognizing Value of Cash Now…/Corrected/

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Cash Now Corporation’s (OTC: Pink Sheets CHNW) banking services, which enable payday loan businesses to expand their customer base and revenues while reducing risks, are generating ‘significant’ interest in the marketplace, company officials say.

Management Dynamics Acquires BridgePoint

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ /Send2Press Newswire/ — Management Dynamics, Inc., the market leader in price and contract management solutions for the international transportation industry, today announced it has acquired BridgePoint, an established provider of supply chain visibility and event management solutions. The acquisition combines the strengths of both organizations to create a portfolio of on-demand solutions that manage and optimize global supply chains. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Companies Too Catch Flu, and Wrong Cure Can Be Lethal, EraNova Institute Says

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ /Send2Press Newswire/ — The symptoms: fevers that rise when stock prices fall … swollen costs … anemic sales … tired production … and dull fuzziness, often accompanied by confusion and panic, in the headquarters. Right Fix for Corporate Sniffles Not ‘Off-Peopling’ Pill But ‘Hyper-Human’ Injection.

Tekron Targets Partners for 2008 Olympics in China

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL /Send2Press Newswire/ — Tekron, Inc. (OTCBB: TKRN) today announced that it will collaborate with Beijing Global Strategy Consulting Co. Ltd (‘Beijing Global Strategy’) (www.strategy4china.com), a leading business and investing consultancy firm focused on elaborating and implementing strategies for foreign and Chinese companies looking to do business in China. Since 2003, Beijing Global Strategy has provided a wide range of consulting services to Beijing State-Owned Assets Management Co., Ltd. mainly related to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

American Health Partners Chosen to Launch Thyroid Disease Rapid Detection Device Approved by FDA

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK /Send2Press Newswire/ — American Health Partners (www.ahpartners.com), of Oklahoma City, has been chosen by ThyroTec, a New Jersey based medical products development company, to launch a presence in the market, establish brand equity, finalize product packaging, and develop and implement all sales and distribution functions for ThyroTest(TM), a new FDA approved, CLIA Waived rapid hypothyroid diagnostic screening device.

Visual Frontier Announces New Contract to Supply HDD Storage Products to MRT Communication

TAIPEI, Taiwan /Send2Press Newswire/ — Visual Frontier Inc. (OTC BB: VFTR) announced that it has signed a contract with Taiwanese electronics dealer MRT Communication Ltd. (www.mrt-communication.com) to supply various hard disk enclosure products to be distributed to customers in Taiwan, the United States and Germany. Under the agreement Visual Frontier will provide 3.5 and 2.5-inch HDD (USB 2.0 and 1394 interfaces) to be sold under various brand names through MRT Communication and its customers worldwide.

Tekron, Inc. Announces Plan to Convert Major Canadian Dairy Farm into Self-Sufficient Energy Park

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and ONTARIO, Canada /Send2Press Newswire/ — Tekron, Inc. (OTC BB: TKRN) today announced that it is in the final stages of developing a plan to process dairy waste from several major Ontario farms into energy. A key component to the plan would be the potential to create an energy self-sufficient dairy farm. While working with Transdynamics Engineering Limited, a Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of waste recycling and handling equipment for more than two decades, Tekron plans on submitting the completed proposal in early 2005.

HRAstockpicks.com’s Online Stock-Picking Service Could Have Doubled Their Subscriber’s Money in 2 Years

NAPLES, FL /Send2Press Newswire/ — HRAStockpicks.com, a division of Halvorson Research Associates, today announced that returns on its Tiny 6 Stock Portfolio has risen 127-percent since December 1, 2002, which could have resulted in subscribers more than doubling their investments in just 2 years.

Empire Relations Group issues Gold Star Report on Kmart Holding Corporation

NEW YORK, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ — Empire Relations Group Inc. announced today that Kmart Holding Corporation has been highlighted in its new Gold Star Report(tm). The report can be viewed at www.empirerelations.com.