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Companies news of 2009-12-02 (page 4)

  • Anchor Funding Services, LLC Enters into a Senior Accounts Receivable Credit Facility with...
  • Inmet Mining presentation at 2009 Desjardins Basic Materials Conference
  • JabberMonkey.com's Beta Program is Now Open for Participation
  • NI Technology Updates Outlooks for PMC-Sierra, Cree, Analog Devices, Micron and SanDisk
  • 'Fiesta Movement' Awards Ceremony Recognizes Terrific Mission Videos, Photos
  • Fannie Mae Announces Offering of New Issue 2-Year Benchmark Notes(R) Due January 12, 2012...
  • Santanders UK Savings Brands Launches New Issue Fixed Rate Bonds
  • Oil Refineries Announces Successful Outcome of Extraordinary General Meeting to Approve...
  • IT Channel and Security Expert Kelley Damore Rejoins Everything Channel as VP, Editorial...
  • Syracuse University, IBM, New York State Launch One of the World's Greenest Data...
  • Diageo and Wirtz Beverage Group Renew Distribution Agreement
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  • Oil Refineries Announces Successful Outcome of Extraordinary General Meeting to Approve...
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    Anchor Funding Services, LLC Enters into a Senior Accounts Receivable Credit Facility with Greystone Commercial Services L.P. of up to a Maximum of $9 Million

    BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anchor Funding Services, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: AFNG) is pleased to announce that its operating subsidiary, Anchor Funding Services, LLC, has entered into a $7 million senior Accounts Receivable (A/R) Credit Facility with a maximum amount of up to $9 million with lender approval. This funding facility is based upon Anchor's submission and approval of eligible accounts receivable. This facility replaces our current Textron facility and provides for increased flexibility to finance factoring advances and working capital needs. The agreement contains customary representations and warranties, certain covenants, events of default and limitation, among other provisions.

    Morry F. Rubin, Chairman and CEO, stated, "we are very pleased given the tight credit markets to execute this senior Accounts Receivable Credit Facility with Greystone because it increases and solidifies our funding capability and enables us to maximize A/R factoring opportunities during the current credit crisis. Anchor finances businesses that have difficulty obtaining accounts receivable funding from traditional financial sources such as banks. With the reductions in credit available to small and mid-size businesses, we are continuing to add new accounts monthly."

    About Anchor

    Anchor provides innovative accounts receivable funding to small and mid-size U.S. businesses. Our funding facility which is based upon creditworthiness of accounts receivable, provides rapid and flexible financing to support small businesses' daily capital needs.

    Additional Information

    For additional information, a copy of Anchor's Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 2, 2009 can be obtained on the Internet by going to http://www.sec.gov/, clicking "Search for Company filings," then clicking "Company or fund name, ticker symbol, CIK (Central Index Key), file number, state, country, or SIC (Standard Industrial Classification)", typing in our company name and clicking "find Companies."

    Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

    Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements express or implied by such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, changes in levels of competition, possible loss of customers, and the company's ability to attract and retain key personnel.

    Contact Morry F. Rubin, Chairman and C.E.O. (866) 950-6669 EXT 302 Email: mrubin@anchorfundingservices.com

    Anchor Funding Services, Inc.

    CONTACT: Morry F. Rubin, Chairman and C.E.O., 1-866-950-6669 EXT 302,
    mrubin@anchorfundingservices.com




    Inmet Mining presentation at 2009 Desjardins Basic Materials Conference

    TORONTO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mr. Jochen Tilk, President and Chief Executive Officer of Inmet Mining Corporation (IMN-TSX), will be speaking on Monday, December 7, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) at the 2009 Desjardins Basic Materials Conference being held in Montreal, Quebec at Le Windsor, formerly the Windsor Hotel. You are cordially invited to listen to the webcast at http://events.onlinebroadcasting.com/desjardins/120709/index.php. Slides of the presentation will be available on Inmet's website prior to the presentation.

    About Inmet - Inmet is a Canadian-based global mining company that produces copper, zinc and gold. We have interests in five mining operations in locations around the world: Cayeli, Las Cruces, Pyhasalmi, Troilus and Ok Tedi. We also have a 100 percent interest in Cobre Panama, a development property in Panama.

    This press release is also available at http://www.inmetmining.com/.

    Inmet Mining Corporation

    CONTACT: Lynda Beesley, Assistant Corporate Secretary, (416) 860-3968




    JabberMonkey.com's Beta Program is Now Open for Participation

    TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- JabberMonkey.com, a new Social Expression site that promotes self expression, public opinion and communication has officially launched its Beta Program. Interested participants can sign-up at http://www.jabbermonkey.com/ to be an exclusive beta user.

    JabberMonkey.com is a Social Expression site that allows its members to post questions about any topic, issue, current event, or news item of interest. JabberMonkey members are able to create questions and link videos, articles, photos, and audio files which can be existing content from the internet or original user created content. These questions will then be available to other JabberMonkey members, from anywhere in the world, to vote, make comments and express their unique opinions. Members of JabberMonkey are able to create a profile, network with friends, blog and communicate with friends, family and others through text chat, internal messaging, and a free video/voice calling service. Also, members can create group pages, which will allow them to post questions, communicate, blog, share pictures, videos, and chat with other group members. JabberMonkey will hold contests giving away valuable prizes during the beta program, stay tuned for more info as those contests are launched!

    JabberMonkey.com is free to use and seeks avid internet users who will utilize the site and provide valuable feedback about what they like or dislike about JabberMonkey.

    ABOUT JABBERMONKEY.COM - JabberMonkey is a website developed by Calibrus, Inc. Jabbermonkey.com intends to be the premiere site for expressing and gathering public opinion on a global scale. For more information on JabberMonkey.com visit the JabberMonkey website at http://www.jabbermonkey.com/.

    ABOUT CALIBRUS - Calibrus, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: CALB) is an industry leading managed services outsourcing vendor, specializing in Third Party Verification, Hosted Call Recording and IVR Services. Calibrus has developed experience in call recording, regulatory compliance calls and IVR use and functionality in its ten years of operation. Over this time, Calibrus has earned the trust of the nation's largest telecom, cable and insurance companies, and has processed and recorded over 50 million live agent and IVR calls. For more information on Calibrus visit the Calibrus website at http://www.calibrus.com/.

    JabberMonkey.com

    CONTACT: James Stockert, +1-602-778-7515, jstockert@calibrus.com, for
    JabberMonkey.com

    Web Site: http://www.jabbermonkey.com/
    http://www.calibrus.com/




    NI Technology Updates Outlooks for PMC-Sierra, Cree, Analog Devices, Micron and SanDisk

    PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (http://www.nextinning.com/), an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, announced it has updated outlooks for PMC-Sierra , Cree , Analog Devices , Micron and SanDisk .

    McWilliams has displayed uncanny accuracy in predicting the ebb and flow of the markets during the last 12 months. He not only called the relief rally that started in November 2008 and nailed the March bottom to the day, but also predicted the catalysts that would start what has been one of the most significant recovery rallies in NASDAQ history.

    In an effort to prepare his readers for the remainder of 2009 and help them position their portfolios for the coming year, Next Inning has published McWilliams' Strategy Review and outlook for the next year. In this extensive report, McWilliams provides an in-depth forecast for a variety of tech sectors, points out what he sees as three danger periods looming in our future, and provides specific investment opinions and price targets on 37 leading tech stocks.

    Long-term Next Inning readers know this is an important report. In his special report published in late 2008, he helped position readers early with big winners like Apple, Blue Coat Systems, Flextronics, 3Com and Sun Microsystems, noting clearly the latter two were acquisition candidates. Prices for these stocks have since advanced between 130% and 255%.

    To get the inside scoop on how McWilliams regularly tops broad market performance, investors have the opportunity to take a free 21-day test drive with Next Inning. With this, investors will see firsthand how McWilliams has delivered a year-to-date return of 53% and will receive real-time access to his commentary. To take advantage of this offer, please visit the following link:

    https://www.nextinning.com/subscribe/index.php?refer=prn920 McWilliams covers these topics and more in his recent reports:

    -- In a report published early Monday morning, McWilliams noted three specific pieces of public information that led him to believe PMC-Sierra will meet or beat its guidance for Q4. Based on this contention and his prior analysis, McWilliams reiterated his buy recommendation and his "fair value" price range. Why does McWilliams think investors should buy PMC-Sierra and what does he use to justify his fair value price target?

    -- Last December, when Cree was trading in the mid-teens, McWilliams advised Next Inning readers the analysts covering the stock were dead wrong and that Cree would report earnings during the current and following fiscal year at least 50% above the then current consensus. As it has turned out, Cree did just that for its fiscal year that ended June 2009 and analysts have now adjusted their estimates for fiscal 2010 to what McWilliams projected they should be a year ago. Now that the price of Cree has tripled, what does McWilliams think is in store for the future? Is there more to this story or does McWilliams think there are other stocks investors should consider for the next big winner?

    -- Ahead of its recent earnings report, McWilliams made a strong case for Next Inning readers as to why they should own shares in Analog Devices and why the company would outperform Wall Street expectations. Following this, Analog Devices reported results in line with McWilliams' projections and the stock has shot up from the mid-$20s to more than $30. Why does McWilliams think the stock still merits attention? Does he see it as a potential long-term holding? What is his current fair value range for Analog Devices?

    -- Last March, McWilliams advised Next Inning readers it was time to buy Micron when it was trading in the mid-$3s. Following that, he suggested selling the first time the price popped up into the $8s last September and then jumping back in when the price fell back to the mid-$6s. With the price of Micron back above $8 now, does he think it's again time to take profits and redeploy them elsewhere or that there is more to come this time?

    -- A year ago, when SanDisk was trading in single digits, McWilliams predicted we would see a recovery in NAND Flash prices during the second half of 2009 and that there was good potential for the price of SanDisk to triple. So far, the price is up more than 100%. Does McWilliams still think his original target of $30 is viable? When does he see SanDisk hitting that price and what does he see as being the primary drivers?

    Founded in September 2002, Next Inning's model portfolio has returned 204% since its inception versus 23% for the S&P 500.

    About Next Inning:

    Next Inning is a subscription-based investment newsletter that provides regular coverage on more than 150 technology and semiconductor stocks. Subscribers receive intra-day analysis, commentary and recommendations, as well as access to monthly semiconductor sales analysis, regular Special Reports, and the Next Inning model portfolio. Editor Paul McWilliams is a 30+ year semiconductor industry veteran.

    NOTE: This release was published by Indie Research Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor with CRD #131926. Interested parties may visit adviserinfo.sec.gov for additional information. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should always research companies and securities before making any investments. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security.

    CONTACT: Marcia Martin, Next Inning Technology Research, +1-888-278-5515

    Indie Research Advisors, LLC

    CONTACT: Marcia Martin, Next Inning Technology Research,
    +1-888-278-5515

    Web Site: http://www.nextinning.com/




    'Fiesta Movement' Awards Ceremony Recognizes Terrific Mission Videos, Photos

    Los Angeles, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

    -- Fiesta Movement agents and friends took part in the Fiesta Movement Awards Celebration Tuesday night, an event to mark their experiences and hard work over the last several months -- Agent Natasha T. won "Best Body of Work - Videos" for her set of monthly mission videos. Other awards presented included one for each monthly mission theme, "Best Body of Work - Photos" and a "People's Choice" award -- Current TV and Current TV Online will play event highlights today at 9:30 p.m. PST

    Fiesta Movement agents are known for their creative videos and photos that push the limits, and at an awards ceremony at the Palladium in L.A. last night, that creative content was honored. Whether it was helping out a charity, checking out a space shuttle launch or even getting married, Fiesta Movement agents showed the online world they know how to produce exciting content.

    "This was the perfect way to say thank you to our agents," said Connie Fontaine, Ford brand content and alliances manager. "We also got to present awards to agents whose videos went above and beyond our expectations, and really captured the spirit of Fiesta."

    Awards presented include: Best Body of Work - Videos Natasha T. won for the following videos: -- Travel - Natasha heads to the Kennedy Space Center to watch the space shuttle Atlantis launch. Check out the video at http://www.fiestamovement.com/missions/view/115. -- Technology - Natasha takes an unusual approach to showing off the technology available in the Fiesta: http://www.fiestamovement.com/missions/view/184. -- Style and Design - Natasha sets up a wild photo shoot, all staged around her Fiesta: http://www.fiestamovement.com/missions/view/361. -- Social Activism - Natasha uses lavish costumes, arresting imagery and the contrast between gluttony and hunger in the world to illustrate the need for Meals on Wheels: http://www.fiestamovement.com/missions/view/391. -- Adventure - Natasha took on an adventure that's (almost) out of this world, by showing viewers the closest thing to zero gravity at Zero-G.: http://www.fiestamovement.com/missions/view/646.

    Best Body of Work - Photos Agent Beto won this category. Using shots from all over San Francisco to pictures taken on a cross-country road trip, Beto made sure to show his Fiesta in the best light. And most importantly, in unique and fun settings. Check out his photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/mooncricketfilms/.

    Best Travel Mission Agents Brad and Emma won for their video "Neither Rain Nor Snow." Acting as "mules" for the day, they delivered packages from Harry & David to the National Guard Armory, and got a "taste" of Harry & David along the way. At the company's headquarters in Medford, Ore., Brad and Emma worked on the conveyor belt helping make the gourmet treats, than packaged them up and delivered the food: http://www.fiestamovement.com/missions/view/24.

    Best Technology Mission Agent Ryan won for his video "Will It Blend?" Taking his Fiesta to Blendtec's headquarters in Orem, Utah, Ryan got the latest on the technology that makes the company's blenders puree, whip, chop and blend up whatever you put into them. He was even asked to find something Fiesta-related to blend: http://www.fiestamovement.com/missions/view/118.

    Best Style and Design Mission Agent Hillary won for her video "Heavens to Etsy." Chronicling her journey from California to Tennessee to elope, Hillary shares the couple's adventures along the way and the honeymoon after. With a little help from the Web site http://www.etsy.com/, they prepped for the wedding before setting out: http://www.fiestamovement.com/missions/view/348.

    Best Social Activism Mission Agent Hugh's video, "To Moms, With Love," won this award. Working to raise awareness for Mrs. Dude's Boob Fund, a charity that aids cancer research and stricken families, Hugh sets up camp at the Sioux Empire Fair in South Dakota. Free T-shirts, a good cause and a good heart make this video a winner: http://www.fiestamovement.com/missions/view/488.

    Best Adventure Mission Agents Brad and Maria's video for the mission, "See Ya Later Alligator," won this award. On a trip to Gatorland theme park in Florida, these agents take a walk on the wild side and learn how to wrestle with alligators. Watch your hands!: http://www.fiestamovement.com/missions/view/525.

    Best Entertainment Mission Agent Jody's video for her mission, "Big Tempin' with Jordan Carlos," ruled this category. In a rap video about living the life of a temp, Jody puts her skills to the test - and succeeds. She makes sure to touch on all aspects of office life, in a humorous and creative way: http://www.fiestamovement.com/missions/view/760.

    People's Choice The award went to Courtney Force. As voted on by Fiesta Movement fans and followers at http://www.fiestamovement.com/, Courtney's missions included organizing a can drive, testing out her feng shui design skills and showing off all the cool technology on her Fiesta. Check out her profile here: http://fiestamovement.com/agents/view/15.

    Other awards handed out at a dinner before the ceremony include: -- Youngest Person to Vomit in a Fiesta: http://twitter.com/johnherman/statuses/3741091856 -- Best Prank: http://italktosnakes.blogspot.com/2009/06/car-face-monster.html -- Best Cameo Appearance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2iE61TfxiE -- Best Car Makeover: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fiestavus/3775606054 -- Most Life-Changing Mission: http://www.fiestamovement.com/missions/view/22

    For Fiesta Movement followers who want to see the awards ceremony, Current TV (check your local listings) and Current TV Online - http://www.current.com/ - will play highlights from the ceremony today at 9:30 p.m. PST.

    Building buzz

    As part of the Fiesta Movement social media initiative, 100 young trendsetters are test driving and living with European-spec Ford Fiestas for six months, traveling as agents on special missions. They then go on to relate their experiences through a variety of social media sites.

    Throughout the Fiesta Movement, agents have traveled more than 1.4 million miles and have generated more than 6 million YouTube views, nearly 740,000 Flickr views and more than 3.7 million Twitter impressions. The Fiesta Movement and test drive program has resulted in more than 80,000 hand-raisers.

    About Ford Motor Company

    Ford Motor Company , a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 200,000 employees and about 90 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Volvo. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit http://www.ford.com/.

    Ford Motor Company

    CONTACT: Angie Kozleski, +1-313-323-1984, akozlesk@ford.com, or Said
    Deep, +1-313-594-0942, sdeep@ford.com, both of Ford Motor Company

    Web Site: http://www.ford.com/

    Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/107607.html




    Fannie Mae Announces Offering of New Issue 2-Year Benchmark Notes(R) Due January 12, 2012 and Auction (Reopening) of 5-Year Benchmark Notes(R) Due November 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The following is being issued by Fannie Mae :

    2-Year 5-Year (Reopening)

    Pricing/Auction Date December 3, 2009 December 2, 2009

    Settlement Date December 4, 2009 December 4, 2009

    Maturity Date January 12, 2012 November 20, 2014

    Issue Size/Reopen Size TBD $1 billion

    Current Outstanding N/A $3.5 billion

    Coupon TBD 2.625%

    Payment Dates Each January 12th Each November 20th

    and July 12th, and May 20th beginning January 12, 2010

    CUSIP 31398AB43 31398AZV7

    Listing Application will be Application will be

    made to list the made to list the securities on the securities on the EuroMTF market of EuroMTF market of the the Luxembourg Luxembourg Stock Exchange Stock Exchange

    Auction Time N/A 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST

    For the new issue, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., and Morgan Stanley & Co. are the joint lead managers. The co-managers include Banc of America Securities LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, FTN Financial Capital Markets, Jefferies & Company, Inc. and Loop Capital Markets.

    Fannie Mae is a shareholder-owned company with a public mission. We exist to expand affordable housing and bring global capital to local communities in order to serve the U.S. housing market. Fannie Mae has a federal charter and operates in America's secondary mortgage market to enhance the liquidity of the mortgage market by providing funds to mortgage bankers and other lenders so that they may lend to home buyers. Our job is to help those who house America.

    This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities of Fannie Mae. Nothing in this press release constitutes advice on the merits of buying or selling a particular investment. Any investment decision as to any purchase of securities referred to herein must be made solely on the basis of information contained in Fannie Mae's applicable Offering Circular, and that no reliance may be placed on the completeness or accuracy of the information contained in this press release.

    You should not deal in securities unless you understand their nature and the extent of your exposure to risk. You should be satisfied that they are suitable for you in the light of your circumstances and financial position. If you are in any doubt you should consult an appropriately qualified financial advisor.

    Benchmark Notes is a registered mark of Fannie Mae. Unauthorized use of this mark is prohibited.

    Fannie Mae

    CONTACT: Derek Lowe of Fannie Mae, +1-202-752-2110

    Web Site: http://www.fanniemae.com/




    Santanders UK Savings Brands Launches New Issue Fixed Rate Bonds

    LEICESTER, England, December 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Wednesday 2 December, Abbey, Alliance & Leicester and Bradford & Bingley are launching a new range of Fixed Rate Bonds, available to both new and existing customers.

    For those customers who want a guaranteed rate of interest but don't want to lock their money away for the long term, the rate on our One Year Fixed Rate Bond has been increased to pay up to 3.00 per cent (previously 2.75 per cent).

    Reza Attar-Zadeh, Director of Savings and Investments, said: "We're pleased to offer these increased rates and believe that this bond provides excellent value for customers looking for a fixed income. This new bond complements our competitive range of fixed rate savings which continues to include our 2 Year Fixed Rate bond paying 4.00 per cent gross/AER and our one year fixed rate Fixed Rate Monthly Saver, a regular savings account also paying 4.00 per cent gross/AER, allowing savers to put aside as little as GBP20 a month up to GBP250 a month".

    Our Two Year Fixed Rate Bond offer has been extended to allow more customers to take advantage of the 4.00 per cent gross/AER offered for balances over GBP10,000.

    Reza Attar-Zadeh continued "We remain committed to offering competitive savings accounts to help people save and plan for their future and with the backing of Santander, one of the worlds largest banks, savers have peace of mind and confidence when saving with us."

    Customers can apply for the fixed rate bonds either by visiting any local branch of Abbey, Alliance & Leicester and Bradford & Bingley, by visiting the official websites or by contacting Abbey by telephone on 0800 234 6065.

    These fixed rate accounts are available for a limited time only and may be withdrawn without notice, so we would encourage people to open one without delay.

    The information contained in our press releases is intended solely for journalists and should not be used by consumers to make financial decisions.

    About Us

    Santander (SAN.MC, STD.N) is a retail and commercial bank, based in Spain, with operations in more than 40 countries. At the end of 2008, Santander was the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization and third in the world by profit. Founded in 1857, Santander had EUR 1,168 billion in managed funds at the end of 2008. Following the acquisition of Sovereign Bancorp of the U.S. in January 2009, Santander( http://www.santander.co.uk/) has 90 million customers, more than 14,000 branches - more than any other international bank - and over 180,000 employees. It is the largest financial group in Spain and Latin America, with leading positions in the United Kingdom and Portugal and a broad presence in Europe through its Santander Consumer Finance arm. In 2008, Santander registered EUR 8,876 million in net attributable profit, an increase of 9% from the previous year excluding capital gains.

    In the UK, Santander operates three retail businesses - Abbey, Alliance & Leicester who provide competitive mortgages( http://www.alliance-leicester.co.uk/mortgages/index.aspx) and savings ( http://www.alliance-leicester.co.uk/savings/index.aspx) products, and Bradford & Bingley. Together they have over 1300 branches, around 4,500 cash machines and they provide a full range of retail and corporate banking services to 24 million customers.

    Abbey, Alliance & Leicester and the savings business of Bradford & Bingley will all become known as Santander by the end of 2010. Abbey and the savings business of Bradford & Bingley will be rebranded from the first quarter of 2010 and Alliance & Leicester will follow later in the year. The move will deliver a significant advantage for customers as they will be able to use any of 1,000 Santander branches from early 2010, rising to over 1,300 by the end of 2010. For more information, please visit http://www.santander.co.uk

    The Bradford & Bingley logo is a trade mark of Bradford & Bingley plc and is used under licence.

    Santander

    Media Enquiries : Susan Hannums Tel: +44(0)20-7756-4190;, Louisa Dreja Tel: +44(0)20-7756-4211, The press office operates from 8.00am to 6.00pm. Outside of these hours, please call +44(0)800-5877708.




    Oil Refineries Announces Successful Outcome of Extraordinary General Meeting to Approve Acquisition of Carmel Olefins

    HAIFA, Israel, December 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Oil Refineries Ltd. (TASE: ORL.TA) (hereinafter: the "Company", "ORL"), Israel's largest oil refiner, announced today the successful results of the both the Annual and Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company's Shareholders held today at the Company's offices.

    The following resolutions were approved:

    1. Entering into the agreement with Israel Petrochemical Enterprises Ltd. ("IPE"), dated October 27, 2009, under which IPE will sell to the Company its entire 50% shareholding in Carmel Olefins Ltd., in exchange for the allocation of 431,610,944 of the Company's shares, representing 17.75% of the Company's capital and voting rights, to IPE, as detailed in the Transaction Report published by the Company.

    a. Shares participating in the vote: 1,658,761,578 b. Number of shares voting for the resolution: 1,656,495,464 c. Number of voted shares where its holders were not classified as having a personal interest / not as controlling shares or on their behalf: 373,026,923, of which 370,760,809 voted for the transaction d. Number of shares voting against the resolution: 2,266,114 e. Total percent of holders that do not have a personal interest / hold controlling shares voting for the transaction: 99.39% f. Total percentage of voters against, of the total right to vote: 0.11%

    2. Granting a responsibility waiver to Mr. David Federman for caution violation towards the company

    a. Shares participating in the vote: 1,658,761,578 b. Number of shares voting for the resolution: 1,534,649,466 c. Number of voted shares where its holders were not classified as having a personal interest / not as controlling shares or on their behalf: 373,026,923, of which 248,914,811 voted for the resolutions d. Number of shares voting against the resolution: 124,112,112 e. Total percent of holders that do not have a personal interest / hold controlling shares voting for the transaction: 66.73% f. Total percentage of voters against, of the total right to vote: 6.21%

    3. Granting a letter to indemnify Mr. David Federman, so long as the indemnification amount will not exceed 25% of the company's shareholders' equity at the date of the indemnification.

    a. Shares participating in the vote: 1,658,761,578 b. Number of shares voting for the resolution: 1,447,036,182 c. Number of voted shares where its holders were not classified as having a personal interest / not as controlling shares or on their behalf: 373,026,923, of which 161,301,527 voted for the transaction d. Number of shares voting against the resolution: 211,725,396 e. Total percent of holders that do not have a personal interest / hold controlling shares voting for the resolution: 43.24 f. Total percentage of voters against, of the total right to vote: 10.59%

    4. Re-nominate Accounting Firm KPMG Somekh Chaikin as external auditors until the Company's next annual general meeting, and authorize the Board of Directors to determine their fees.

    5. Re-nominate the Company's current directors: Mr. Yossi Rosen, Chairman of the Board; Mr. David Federman, Deputy Chairman; Mr. Arieh Zilberberg; Mr. Ory Slonim; Mr. Avisar Paz; Mr. Ran Croll and Ms. Nehama Ronen. The nomination excludes the Company's current external directors (Prof. Yachin Cohen and Dr. Dafna Schwartz, who will continue in their role as external directors according to their nomination conditions and the terms outlined in the Israeli Companies Law - 1999).

    6. Amend the General Assembly's decision dated February 6, 2008 with regards to director compensation as follows: eliminating the right to additional compensation to the chairman of board committees which is an unrelated director; clarification, that if a person serves as a director in the company and\or in a subsidiary of the company he will not be deemed as a "director related to the controlling shareholder", as defined in the said decision, due to his holding office in the company and\or its subsidiaries.

    About Oil Refineries Ltd.

    Oil Refineries Ltd. (ORL), located in the bay area of the city of Haifa, operates Israel's largest oil refinery. ORL operates sophisticated and state-of-the-art industrial facilities with refining capacity of 9.8 million tons of crude oil per year, with a Nelson complexity index of 7.4, providing a variety of quality products used in industrial operation, transportation, private consumption, agriculture and infrastructure. The Company is also active in the area of Polymers (through Carmel Olefins Ltd.) and Aromatics (through wholly-owned Gadiv Petrochemical Industries Ltd.). ORL is traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange under the ticker ORL. For additional information please visit the Company's website: http://www.orl.co.il

    Company Contact: Rony Solonicof Chief Economist and Head of Investor Relations Oil Refineries Tel. +972-4-878-8320 ContactIREn@orl.co.il Investor Relation Contacts: Ehud Helft \ Fiona Darmon GK Investor Relations Tel. +1-646-797-2868 \ +972-52-695-4400 info@gkir.com

    Oil Refineries Ltd

    Company Contact: Rony Solonicof, Chief Economist and Head of Investor Relations , Oil Refineries, Tel. +972-4-878-8320, ContactIREn@orl.co.il; Investor Relation Contacts: Ehud Helft \ Fiona Darmon, GK Investor Relations, Tel. +1-646-797-2868 \ +972-52-695-4400, info@gkir.com




    IT Channel and Security Expert Kelley Damore Rejoins Everything Channel as VP, Editorial Director, Brings a Wealth of Leadership and Online Experience to IT Channel Leader

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Everything Channel, a UBM company, today announced that IT Channel and security expert, Kelley Damore, rejoins the company as VP, Editorial Director. Damore will be responsible for the management of the editorial department. In this role, Damore will continue to execute on the company's vision of producing premier content across online, print, virtual and live events, while expanding and enhancing the company's online community. Damore will also focus on delivering solution providers with the right business tools to accelerate technology sales through Everything Channel's "Complete Technology Channel Solution."

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    "Solution Providers drive two-thirds of all technology sales. For more than 25 years our editorial has been delivering the insight and intelligence solution providers have come to depend on and trust," said Robert Faletra, CEO, Everything Channel. "We are thrilled that Kelley will rejoin our team. She comes to us with a unique skill set and a strong knowledge of the channel. Additionally, she brings a solid understanding of online and is known for leading successful teams. Kelley is an exceptional journalist. We look forward to leveraging her insight, sound judgment and extensive experience."

    Damore was formerly the Editor-in-Chief of CRN Magazine from 1999 - 2002 and served in a number of roles at the publication for nine years including Senior Executive Editor, Executive Editor, News Editor and Senior Editor/Hardware Editor. Most recently, Damore was Editorial Director at TechTarget overseeing Information Security magazine, Information Security Decisions and Financial Information Security Decisions shows and conferences, SearchSecurity.com, SearchSecurityChannel.com, SearchFinancialSecurity.com and SearchMidmarketSecurity.com. Earlier in her career, Damore was senior writer at IDG's InfoWorld and a staff writer for Ziff Davis' PC Week. Damore has twice been named a finalist for the prestigious Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award and has received numerous American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards for editorial excellence. Damore earned a MPA from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a B.S. from The College of the Holy Cross.

    Damore will report to Robert Faletra and will be located in Everything Channel's Framingham, MA headquarters.

    Everything Channel is the producer of The ChannelWeb Network, the No. 1 online community for more than one million solution providers in the IT channel, which delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis, tools, video and ChannelCasts; Channelweb Connect is an interactive, online forum that enables solution providers to connect with colleagues and vendors to collaborate and share information; Everything Channel Events produces face-to-face events that build technology partnerships and alliances between technology vendors, distributors and senior-level decision-makers within the end-user and IT channel markets; Virtual Events are one-day live online events which bring together hundreds of solution providers in an innovative, interactive and content rich environment; CRN Magazine, the longest standing channel-focused publication in the world serving the sales channel for the past 30 years, delivers Channel analysis, technology insight and management strategy; and CRNtech focuses on technical analysis.

    Everything Channel (http://www.everythingchannel.com/, http://www.channelweb.com/)

    Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is the one-stop shop for managing and accelerating technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

    About United Business Media Limited (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/)

    United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion.

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    Contact Kate Spellman Everything Channel 516 562.7383 Kate.Spellman@ec.ubm.com

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Everything Channel

    CONTACT: Kate Spellman, Everything Channel, +1-516-562-7383,
    Kate.Spellman@ec.ubm.com

    Web Site: http://www.everythingchannel.com/




    Syracuse University, IBM, New York State Launch One of the World's Greenest Data CentersNew facility a showcase of energy efficient design and function, and a test bed for data center optimization

    ARMONK and SYRACUSE, N.Y., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM , Syracuse University, with partners IBM and New York State, today celebrated the construction of its new Green Data Center (GDC) -- a showcase of world-class innovations in advanced energy-efficient information technology and building systems.

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    Announced in late May 2009 and constructed in just over six months, the $12.4 million, 12,000-square-foot facility (6,000 square feet of infrastructure space and 6,000 square feet of raised-floor data center space) uses an innovative on-site power generation system for electricity, heating and cooling, and incorporates IBM's latest energy-efficient servers, computer-cooling technology and system management software.

    When the GDC becomes fully operational in January, it is anticipated to use about 50 percent less energy than a typical data center in operation today, making it one of the world's "greenest" computer centers.

    SU will utilize the center as its primary computing facility. In addition, as part of the GDC project, IBM and SU intend to establish a GDC Analysis and Design Center in 2010 to offer research and analysis services for clients and others who want to build new energy efficient data centers or optimize the efficiency of current centers.

    IBM has provided more than $5 million in equipment, design services and support to the GDC project, including supplying the power generation equipment, IBM BladeCenter, IBM Power 575 and IBM z10 servers, and a DS8300 storage device. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) contributed $2 million to the project. And Sen. David Valesky today announced he had secured $500,000 in additional funding from the New York State Senate.

    The project is an example of IBM's Smarter Planet initiative, focused on helping clients use digital intelligence to improve products or entire systems. IBM intends to showcase the data center and its energy-efficient technologies to help clients design new data centers or improve their current operations. The center will expand SU's leadership in the development and use of "green" innovations in nationally strategic domains.

    Coupling new technology with new uses of existing technology, the innovations pioneered in the GDC will make advances in energy efficiency possible in data centers from downtown Manhattan to emerging nations.

    "Together, IBM and Syracuse are tackling a significant problem -- how to address the skyrocketing amount of energy used by today's data centers, which is impacting businesses and institutions of all sizes," says Vijay Lund, vice president for cross-IBM offerings in IBM's Software Group. "We looked beyond conventional wisdom and addressed the broader issues of where and how to generate the electricity, how to cool the data center and how to make the computers more effective and efficient. This unique end-to-end focus has resulted in a smarter, cost-effective, greener data center."

    "The cross-sector collaboration at the center of this project epitomizes Scholarship in Action," says SU Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor. "IBM, New York State and SU have formed a community of experts, pooling our resources and talent to develop innovations that will enable greener, more cost-effective computing across the globe. Most importantly, the discoveries we make here will drive innovation that serves the public good."

    "The Green Data Center is a smart investment," says Sen. Valesky. "By partnering with public and private organizations, Syracuse University will set a great example and provide much-needed resources for companies and organizations who are looking to reduce both IT costs and their carbon footprint."

    "Syracuse University's new data center, with the assistance of New York-based IBM, will be a model of energy efficiency for New York and the world," says Francis J. Murray, president and chief executive officer of NYSERDA. "The collegiate, corporate and governmental partnership involved in this project showcases New York's leadership in developing cutting-edge energy technologies and represents an important step forward in reaching Gov. David Paterson's ambitious goals for reducing our energy consumption and improving our environment."

    The growing demand for computing, Internet and online services has led to the growth of data centers and resulting dramatic increases in their energy consumption and costs. A typical data center uses up to 30 times more energy than a typical office building, and total data center energy use is doubling every five years. Improving data center energy efficiency offers significant energy cost savings and environmental benefits to organizations and businesses.

    The SU GDC features an on-site electrical tri-generation system that uses natural gas-fueled microturbines to generate all the electricity for the center and cooling for the computer servers. The center will be able to operate completely off-grid.

    IBM and SU created a liquid cooling system that uses double-effect absorption chillers to convert the exhaust heat from the microturbines into chilled water to cool the data center's servers and the cooling needs of an adjacent building. Server racks incorporate "cooling doors" that use chilled water to remove heat from each rack more efficiently than conventional room-cooling methods. Sensors will monitor server temperatures and usage to tailor the amount of cooling delivered to each server -- further improving efficiency.

    The GDC project also incorporates a direct current (DC) power distribution system. In a typical data center, alternating current (AC) electricity is delivered by a central power plant through the local utility's electric grid and then converted to DC to power the servers. This conversion process results in power loss. By directly generating DC power on site, transmission and conversion losses are eliminated.

    The GDC was designed and built by Syracuse-based VIP Structures. The project is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council. SU is seeking certification under the USGBC's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, with a goal of achieving a Silver rating.

    For more on the GDC, including video and photos, visit http://syr.edu/greendatacenter/.

    About IBM: For more information about IBM, visit http://www.ibm.com/.

    About Syracuse University: Chartered in 1870 as a private, coeducational institution of higher education, Syracuse University is a leading national research university of more than 18,000 full- and part-time students from all 50 states and 90 countries, and more than 1,400 faculty members. SU is propelled by the bold idea of Scholarship in Action -- education that is not static, but the living expression of insight that drives change. It is a place where students become leaders, teachers and collaborators and where the community is continually impacted by the energy of new ideas. For more information about SU, visit http://www.syr.edu/.

    Contacts:

    IBM Jeff Couture 802-769-2483 jcouture@us.ibm.com

    Syracuse University Kevin Morrow 315-443-3784 kdmorrow@syr.edu

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    CONTACT: Jeff Couture, IBM, +1-802-769-2483, jcouture@us.ibm.com; Kevin
    Morrow, Syracuse University, +1-315-443-3784, kdmorrow@syr.edu

    Web Site: http://www.ibm.com/




    Diageo and Wirtz Beverage Group Renew Distribution Agreement

    CHICAGO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diageo, the world's leading spirits, wine and beer company, announced today that it has signed a long term agreement with Wirtz Beverage Group to distribute Diageo wine and spirits brands in the state of Illinois. Diageo's distribution arrangement in the state began in 2003 with Wirtz Beverage Illinois. Diageo brands such as Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, Jose Cuervo, Tanqueray, and Sterling Vineyard and Beaulieu Vineyards wines are sold and marketed by a separate sales force solely dedicated to Diageo brands in the state.

    "Wirtz Beverage is recognized for achieving industry-leading growth for our premium supplier partners," said Wirtz Beverage Group President Rocky Wirtz. "We are proud of the Diageo partnership and look forward to bringing the marketplace the true excellence of their products."

    "Wirtz Beverage Group has helped us build our business in Illinois over the past six years and we look forward to furthering this growth as we extend our relationship," said Jeff Ivey, Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy for Diageo North America. "We also look forward to working with them to continue our community involvement and leading the industry in social responsibility."

    Wirtz Beverage Group has approximately 3,000 employees nationally and 1,100 in the state of Illinois. In addition to employing more than 400 people in Plainfield and Chicago, Diageo contributes approximately $1.2 million in local property taxes and $1.2 million in payroll taxes to the state. The alcohol beverage industry employs more than 131,000 people in Illinois and contributes more than $3 billion in wages, and nearly $979 million in state and local taxes.

    About Wirtz Beverage Group

    Wirtz Beverage Group, headquartered in Chicago, is one of the nation's leading alcohol beverage distributors with operations in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada and Wisconsin. With more than $1.5 billion in annual sales, Wirtz Beverage Group counts the world's elite suppliers as its partners.

    About Diageo

    Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O) is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, wines and beer categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Smirnoff, J&B, Baileys, Cuervo, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, Beaulieu Vineyard and Sterling Vineyards wines.

    Diageo is a global company, trading in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE).

    For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at Diageo.com. For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com.

    Celebrating life, every day, everywhere.

    Diageo

    CONTACT: Zsoka McDonald, Diageo, +1-203-229-4730; or Julie Sznewajs,
    Wirtz Beverage Group, +1-312-755-3574

    Web Site: http://www.diageo.com/




    American Airlines Named Best Domestic First Class Airline by Global Traveler Magazine for Fourth Consecutive Year

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the fourth consecutive year, the readers of Global Traveler magazine have bestowed the honor of "Best Domestic First Class Airline" upon American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance.

    Global Traveler's annual GT Tested Awards program surveyed more than 25,000 business and leisure travelers to determine the best in business and luxury travel for 2009. The GT Tested Awards will be presented on Jan. 21, 2010, in New York City.

    "By winning this award for the fourth straight year, our customers know they will experience a far better premium travel experience on American Airlines," said Lauri Curtis, Vice President-Onboard Service at American Airlines. "It is our hope that our flight attendants' tireless efforts to provide a safe and enjoyable flight - combined with the multitude of product enhancements that we have prudently invested in - will continue to enrich our customers' onboard experience."

    Global Traveler conducted an open-ended reader survey from Jan. 1, 2009, to Aug. 31, 2009, to determine the best in many categories of business and luxury travel. Only those questionnaires that were at least 50 percent completed were counted and entries from employees of the magazine or individuals associated with the travel industry were not accepted.

    "We're honored that for the fourth year in a row the readers of Global Traveler have selected American Airlines as best domestic First Class," said Kurt Stache, Vice President and General Sales Manager at American Airlines. "This recognition reflects American's commitment to enhance the customer experience for our loyal travelers by offering quality products and services that our customers value."

    "Congratulations to American Airlines. For the past four years, their domestic first class service has continued to be a favorite among our readers," said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO, Global Traveler. "The dedication to service and product exhibited by American Airlines is certainly award worthy."

    Throughout 2009, American strategically fine-tuned its existing service by implementing complimentary enhancements such as new styles of china and cutlery in First and Business Class; new wine glasses in premium cabins on select flights; an appetizer course and bread plate, as well as a new cheesecake in domestic First Class; and a variety of other enhanced food and beverage offerings for customers traveling in premium cabins as well as flying internationally in Economy Class.

    American Airlines was also honored in August in Global Traveler's annual "Wines on the Wing" awards as the premier choice for sparkling wine while cruising at 35,000 feet. Global Traveler's panel of wine experts and consultants selected American Airlines as serving the Best Sparkling Wine in the North American Premium Class category for its Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut.

    "Year after year, American's onboard wine selection continues to win accolades from our expert wine judges," Gallagher said. "American Airlines is doing something right and I expect to see them on our survey for many years to come."

    Earlier this year, American welcomed classically trained winemaker and viticulturist Ken Chase as the airline's official consultant in selecting fine wines for customers traveling on American's various routes throughout the world.

    "Wine is an integral part of the onboard dining experience," Curtis said. "Ken Chase's extensive knowledge bolsters American's ability to share classic wine varieties with our customers inflight, as well as to introduce unique wines from non-traditional regions to those who enjoy tasting new wines."

    American Airlines will provide tastings of its award-winning Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut to attendees at the GT Tested Awards ceremony in New York City on Jan. 21.

    The December issue of Global Traveler magazine features American's "Best Domestic First Class Airline" recognition and American's "Best Sparkling Wine in North American Premium Class" Wines on the Wing award.

    About American Airlines

    American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in more than 130 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

    AmericanAirlines® We know why you fly® Current AMR Corp. releases can be accessed on the Internet. The address is http://www.aa.com

    American Airlines

    CONTACT: Charley Wilson, Corporate Communications, Fort Worth, Texas, of
    American Airlines, +1-817-967-1577, mediarelations@aa.com

    Web Site: http://www.aa.com/




    AirTran Airways Reports November Traffic

    ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. , today reported traffic for the month of November. The airline reported that revenue passenger miles (RPMs) and available seat miles (ASMs) represent new monthly records for the month of November.

    For November, traffic grew by 10.5 percent to more than 1.4 billion RPMs and the airline enplaned nearly 2 million passengers.

    AirTran Airways November 2009 Traffic (Preliminary) November 2009 November 2008 Change

    ------------- ------------- ------ Revenue Passenger

    Miles (000) 1,471,129 1,330,946 10.5 percent

    Available Seat Miles

    (000) 1,918,566 1,756,436 9.2 percent

    Load Factor 76.7 percent 75.8 percent 0.9 points

    Passengers Enplaned 1,934,925 1,833,561 5.5 percent

    Y-T-D 2009 Y-T-D 2008 Change

    ---------- ---------- ------ Revenue Passenger

    Miles (000) 17,053,959 17,499,447 -2.5 percent

    Available Seat Miles

    (000) 21,318,652 21,983,961 -3.0 percent

    Load Factor 80.0 percent 79.6 percent 0.4 points

    Passengers Enplaned 22,019,302 22,673,252 -2.9 percent

    AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. and a Fortune 1000 company, has been ranked the number one low cost carrier in the Airline Quality Rating study for the past two years. AirTran is the only major airline with Wi-Fi on every flight and offers coast-to-coast service on North America's newest all-Boeing fleet. Its low-cost, high-quality product also includes assigned seating, Business Class and complimentary XM Satellite Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit http://www.airtran.com/.

    Media Contacts: AirTran Airways

    Christopher White

    678.254.7442

    AirTran Airways

    CONTACT: AirTran Airways, Christopher White , +1-678-254-7442

    Web Site: http://www.airtran.com/




    Anooraq Appoints Interim CFO

    VANCOUVER, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anooraq Resources Corporation ("Anooraq" or the "Company") (TSXV: ARQ; AMEX: ANO; JSE: ARQ) is pleased to announce the appointment of De Wet Schutte as interim Chief Financial Officer, with effect from December 1 2009.

    De Wet is a qualified chartered accountant, with some 11 years' experience in the mining and industrial sectors. He has previously held executive positions at Renova Investments, Harmony Gold Mining Ltd. and Mittal Steel, with responsibilities covering corporate transactions, project development and financial reporting in a listed environment.

    Anooraq's Chief Executive Officer, Philip Kotze, said, "De Wet brings a wealth of industry experience to the position, and we look forward to working with him at Anooraq."

    Anooraq Resources Corporation

    CONTACT: Queries: Joel Kesler, Executive: Corporate and Business
    Development, Office: +27 11 779 6800, Mobile: +27 82 454 5556; Russell and
    Associates, Charmane Russell, Nicola Taylor, Office: +27 11 880 3924, Mobile:
    +27 82 372 5816, +27 82 927 8957




    Continental Airlines Introduces new BusinessFirst Menus on International FlightsReceives 2009 PAX International Magazine's 'Airline of the Year Food Service'

    HOUSTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines today announced new BusinessFirst menus for customers traveling on international flights following seven months of tasting and development. The first in a series of four different cycles of lunch and dinner menus debuts on trans-Atlantic, South American and trans-Pacific routes this month.

    Different menus will rotate each month and will vary by region, each under the signature of a celebrity chef: James Canora of Delmonico's and NYC Culinary Events, Bryan Caswell of Houston's Reef, Michael Cordua of Houston's Americas and Paul Minnillo of Cleveland's Baricelli Inn.

    In addition, new meals have been developed for BusinessFirst customers departing Europe with the creative input of top European chefs, Ralph Stockle of Die Scheuer restaurant in Hofheim am Taunus, Germany, and Gill Tournadre of Restaurant Gill in Rouen, France.

    "Our customers are treated to a broad selection of international and regional fare in menus that fuse current trends with more traditional flavors," said Continental's Executive Chef Siegfried Lang.

    A new meal choice on a typical Houston-to-Frankfurt flight includes broiled tenderloin steak accented with asiago cheese broth, brown butter gnocchi and marinated asparagus. Another choice is a Latin-inspired tamale-filled breast of chicken with ancho chile and corn sauce, roasted tomatoes and grilled yucca batons. BusinessFirst customers on a typical Copenhagen-to-Newark flight have a choice of four new main courses, including Cioppino fish stew featuring halibut, scallops, herbed shrimp and calamari with potatoes and roasted vegetables or a savory option of rack of lamb au jus with haricots verts, herbed vegetables and potato gratin. Continental has also introduced new pasta and poultry entrees.

    Other featured changes include new hot canapes such as seafood-filled pastry blossoms, vegetable samosas and lamb kabobs flavored with honey and thyme. Soup demitasse selections include basil cream essence and tomato scallop bisque.

    By popular demand, the dessert cart continues to feature Continental's signature ice cream sundae, as well as light petite dessert options.

    "We are excited to refresh our award-winning BusinessFirst menus, while ensuring our customers receive the quality and consistency they have come to enjoy," said Continental's Vice President Food Services Sandra Pineau.

    Continental has been awarded "Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier" in the Americas category by PAX International Readership Awards 2009. The awards, known as the Oscars of the travel catering industry, recognize excellence in performance achievement and product development. Winners are selected in a readership survey conducted by PAX International Magazine, which is recognized as a key signpost for the travel catering industry.

    The new BusinessFirst menus enhance Continental's five-course gourmet meal which is presented restaurant-style, complete with linen, fine china and flatware. Local touches are offered in various markets, including sushi appetizers and a complete Japanese meal option on Tokyo flights, authentic local Asian noodle dishes on flights serving Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, a fresh pasta course on flights serving Milan and Rome, and an Indian-Vegetarian entree option on Delhi and Mumbai flights. Premier champagnes and regional fine wines and beers are offered, as well as barista-quality espresso and cappuccino on all flights served by Boeing 767 and 777 aircraft.

    Maintaining an award-winning product requires menus and beverages to be constantly reviewed and updated. This is accomplished with the assistance of 16 chefs, known as the Congress of Chefs. They serve as advisors and periodically fly on board to be familiar with food service at 35,000 feet, allowing them to incorporate customer feedback into the development of new menus.

    Continental Airlines is the world's fifth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 2,400 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 130 domestic and 132 international destinations. Continental is a member of Star Alliance, which provides access to more than 900 additional points in 169 countries via 24 other member airlines. With more than 41,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with its regional partners, carries approximately 63 million passengers per year. For more company information, go to continental.com.

    Continental Airlines

    CONTACT: Corporate Communications of Continental Airlines, Houston,
    +1-713-324-5080, corpcomm@coair.com

    Web Site: http://www.continental.com/




    Tradeshow Marketing Company Quoted on Pink Sheets Current Information Tier

    SAMMAMISH, WA, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tradeshow Marketing Company, Ltd. (Pink Sheets: TSHO) announced today that Pink OTC Markets has determined that the company has met the requirements for the "Pink Sheets Current Information" OTC market tier for the period ending 08/31/2009, and as a result, the company has been moved to this designated transparent tier.

    According to a recent news release issued by Pink OTC Markets, trading in this tier enables a company to offer its shareholders ease of trading through regulated broker-dealers, while providing full transparency to its investors, business partners, customers, and broker-dealers by following the Alternative Reporting Standard.

    "This tier upgrade marks a major milestone in our reporting and trading status, and along with our commitment to maintaining this necessary benchmark, it will allow us to further maximize shareholder value through the benefits that this level of transparency brings," said Luniel de Beer, CEO of Tradeshow Marketing.

    Some of the benefits of being quoted on the Pink Sheets Current Information tier include increased liquidity (as indicated by Pink Sheets' statistics suggesting a strong correlation between company transparency and trading volume), reduced insider liability by making material information publicly available to all investors, and the ability to sponsor real-time level 2 quotes.

    About The Tradeshow Marketing Company

    The Tradeshow Marketing Company, Ltd. is a publicly-traded consumer-products company focused on the development and distribution of unique products that have broad appeal and improve the lives of consumers. The company operates a direct demonstration business via trade shows and exhibitions throughout North America, and various product-specific e-commerce web sites. The company was established in 2003, and is headquartered in Sammamish, Washington.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. "Forward-looking statements" describe future expectations, plans, results, or strategies and are generally preceded by words such as "may", "future", "plan" or "planned", "will" or "should", "expected," "anticipates", "draft", "eventually" or "projected". You are cautioned that such statements are subject to a multitude of risks and uncertainties that could cause future circumstances, events, or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements, including the risks that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, and other risks identified in a company's annual report on Form 10-K or 10-KSB and other filings made by such company.

    All company or product names used are the property of their respective owners and may be the trade marks(TM), service marks(SM), or registered marks(R) of other companies, and are used for information purposes only and to their owners' benefit, without intent to infringe.

    Tradeshow Marketing Company Ltd.

    CONTACT: More information is available about Tradeshow Marketing Company
    at http://www.tsho.com/; Media Contacts: Tradeshow Marketing Company,
    ContactUs@tsho.com, (888) 433-4666




    Lincoln Electric Board Increases Dividend- Dividend raised 3.7% to $0.28 per share quarterly, or $1.12 annualized

    CLEVELAND, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. today declared a 3.7% increase in the cash dividend from $0.27 per share quarterly to $0.28 per share quarterly, or $1.12 on an annualized basis. The quarterly dividend is payable January 15, 2010, to shareholders of record on December 31, 2009.

    Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc-welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 38 manufacturing locations, including operations, manufacturing alliances and joint ventures in 18 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric, its products and services, visit the Company's Web site at http://www.lincolnelectric.com/.

    The Company's expectations and beliefs concerning the future contained in this news release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements reflect management's current expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from such statements due to a variety of factors that could adversely affect the Company's operating results. The factors include, but are not limited to: general economic and market conditions; the effectiveness of operating initiatives; currency exchange and interest rates; adverse outcome of pending or potential litigation; possible acquisitions; market risks and price fluctuations related to the purchase of commodities and energy; global regulatory complexity; and the possible effects of international terrorism and hostilities on the Company or its customers, suppliers and the economy in general. For additional discussion, see "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K.

    Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.

    CONTACT: Media, Roy L. Morrow, +1-216-383-4893,
    Roy_Morrow@lincolnelectric.com; Investors, Earl L. Ward, +1-216-383-5067,
    Earl_Ward@lincolnelectric.com

    Web Site: http://www.lincolnelectric.com/




    Roche Announces Shipments of New Supplies of Children's Tamiflu(R) in the U.S.

    Tamiflu Oral Suspension (Liquid) & Low Dose Capsules Begin Arriving at Pharmacies

    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswirel/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that it has begun shipping additional quantities of Tamiflu® (oseltamivir phosphate) oral suspension (liquid). The added supplies of Tamiflu will begin arriving in pharmacies nationwide and will continue to roll out to wholesale and retail pharmacies during the next several weeks. These shipments add to the millions of treatment courses of the adult-sized capsules already available nationwide and significant quantities of smaller, lower dose capsules shipped in November. Together, the formulations provide various dispensing options for treating children with influenza.

    Tamiflu is available in 75 mg capsules for adults, 30 mg and 45 mg capsules for children or oral suspension (liquid) for children or people who have difficulty swallowing capsules. Roche continues to make all forms of Tamiflu, and increasing quantities of Tamiflu oral suspension will become available over the next several weeks through the beginning of next year. The small, low-dose capsules may be easier for children to swallow or may be opened and mixed with sweetened liquids, such as regular or sugar-free chocolate syrup, by parents or caregivers. Also, pharmacies can convert the adult (75 mg) size capsules into a liquid for children if neither the liquid nor small capsule forms of Tamiflu are in stock.

    "As influenza continues to be widespread throughout the U.S. and the winter flu season nears, we remain committed to making sure there is enough Tamiflu to meet the needs of both adults and children," said Alexander Hardy, vice president, Anti-Infectives, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group. "We are hopeful that news of these shipments will provide added reassurance to parents that there are Tamiflu options available for their children when they need it."

    Tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source, preventing it from replicating in the body. Recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on use of antivirals, such as Tamiflu, in management of seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza are available at http://www.cdc.gov/H1N1flu/recommendations.htm.

    Tamiflu Manufacturing Capacity

    Roche has invested significantly to increase its global manufacturing capacity to meet Tamiflu demand during pandemic preparedness and response. The expanded global manufacturing network, which includes 19 partners in 10 countries on three continents, has enabled Roche to boost Tamiflu production 15-fold since 2004. As a result, Roche has the ability to produce 400 million treatment courses annually, roughly 33 million courses per month if required. At the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Roche established the capacity to produce 80 million treatment courses from start to finish in the U.S. each year. Roche continues to work with the U.S. government to provide for the Strategic National Stockpile of antivirals for pandemic preparedness and response.

    Worldwide Tamiflu Access

    To facilitate availability of Tamiflu on every major continent, Roche has granted four sub-licenses to generic manufacturers for production in China, India and Africa. Roche has donated a total of 10.75 million Tamiflu treatment courses to the World Health Organization (WHO) and offered substantially discounted pandemic pricing to all governments.

    About Tamiflu

    Tamiflu, co-developed by Gilead Sciences, Inc., based in Foster City, CA, is indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated influenza caused by viruses types A and B in patients one year and older who have had flu symptoms for no more than two days. Tamiflu is also indicated for the prevention of influenza in patients one year and older. Tamiflu is not a substitute for annual early vaccination as recommended by the CDC. Prescribers should consider available information on influenza drug susceptibility patterns and treatment effects when deciding whether to use Tamiflu.

    Tamiflu Safety Information

    There is no evidence for efficacy against any illness caused by agents other than influenza types A and B.

    Treatment efficacy in subjects with chronic cardiac and/or respiratory disease has not been established. No difference in the incidence of complications was observed between the treatment and placebo groups in this population.

    No information is available regarding treatment of influenza in patients at imminent risk of requiring hospitalization.

    Efficacy of Tamiflu has not been established in immunocompromised patients.

    Safety and efficacy of repeated treatment or prophylaxis courses have not been studied.

    Influenza can be associated with a variety of neurologic and behavioral symptoms, which can include events such as hallucinations, delirium and abnormal behavior, in some cases resulting in fatal outcomes. These events may occur in the setting of encephalitis or encephalopathy but can occur without obvious severe disease. There have been postmarketing reports (mostly from Japan) of delirium and abnormal behavior leading to injury, and in some cases resulting in fatal outcomes, in patients with influenza who were receiving Tamiflu. Because these events were reported voluntarily during clinical practice, estimates of frequency cannot be made, but they appear to be uncommon based on Tamiflu usage data. These events were reported primarily among pediatric patients and often had an abrupt onset and rapid resolution. The contribution of Tamiflu to these events has not been established. Patients with influenza should be closely monitored for signs of abnormal behavior. If neuropsychiatric symptoms occur, the risks and benefits of continuing treatment should be evaluated for each patient.

    In postmarketing experience, rare cases of anaphylaxis and serious skin reactions, including toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome and erythema multiforme, have been reported with Tamiflu.

    The most common adverse events reported in >1% of patients treated with Tamiflu and more commonly than in patients treated with placebo are:

    * Treatment of adult and pediatric patients: nausea, vomiting

    * Prophylaxis of adult and pediatric patients: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain

    Vaccination is considered the first line of defense against influenza.

    Tamiflu is available for the treatment of influenza in more than 80 countries worldwide. Prescribing information for Tamiflu is available at http://www.gene.com/.

    About Roche

    Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is a leader in research-focused healthcare with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Roche is the world's largest biotech company with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, virology, inflammation, metabolism and CNS. Roche is also the world leader in in-vitro diagnostics, tissue-based cancer diagnostics and a pioneer in diabetes management. Roche's personalized healthcare strategy aims at providing medicines and diagnostic tools that enable tangible improvements in the health, quality of life and survival of patients. In 2008, Roche had over 80,000 employees worldwide and invested almost nine billion Swiss francs in R&D. The Group posted sales of 45.6 billion Swiss francs. Genentech, United States, is a wholly owned member of the Roche Group. Roche has a majority stake in Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan. For more information: http://www.roche.com/.

    All trademarks used or mentioned in this release are protected by law.

    Contacts: Media: Tara Cooper (650) 467-6800

    Terry Hurley (650) 467-6800

    Investor: Kathee Littrell (650) 225-1034

    Karl Mahler 011 41 61 68785 03

    Roche

    CONTACT: Media, Tara Cooper, +1-650-467-6800, or Terry Hurley,
    +1-650-467-6800, or Investors, Kathee Littrell, +1-650-225-1034, or Karl
    Mahler 011-41-61-68785-03

    Web Site: http://www.roche.com/




    FirstEnergy Solutions and NOPEC Enter Into Nine-Year AgreementNortheast Ohio residents and businesses to save an estimated $170 million on electric generation costs

    AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. (FES), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. , and the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) have entered into an agreement making FES the generation supplier for customers in the 126 Northeast Ohio communities served by NOPEC. The agreement extends from January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2019. In addition, FES and Gexa Energy - NOPEC's current generation supplier - have signed a letter of intent that is expected to make FES the supplier for NOPEC communities in 2010.

    Through its innovative Powering Our Communities program, FES will make a one-time grant of $12 million, which will be administered by NOPEC for energy-related programs throughout its communities. The program will also provide residents and small businesses of those communities with guaranteed long-term electric generation savings that are expected to total an estimated $19 million a year, based on current generation prices. In addition to these savings, NOPEC will use funds it has available to offer its communities additional discounts.

    "We are pleased to have the opportunity to supply electric generation to the approximately 500,000 electric customers in NOPEC's communities," said FirstEnergy President and Chief Executive Officer Anthony J. Alexander. "Our Powering Our Communities program has been instrumental in bringing customers guaranteed, long-term savings on their electric bills - as well as much-needed funding for the communities where they live. This agreement will benefit Northeast Ohio for many years to come."

    NOPEC's board chairman Joe Migliorini said, "We've once again been able to leverage our group buying power to obtain the most advantageous deal for our customers and member communities. As a result of our partnership with FirstEnergy Solutions, our electric consumers will save money every month on their electric bills. In addition, our communities will have access to a substantial pool of grant money designated for energy conservation; renewable energy and energy education projects; economic development grants for advanced energy projects that will create jobs in our communities; and general fund purposes for communities in dire need."

    The community grant available through Powering Our Communities will be paid to NOPEC on or before January 31, 2010, and funds will be disbursed to the NOPEC communities through a grant application program administered through an independent committee. The level of funding is based on the number of customers in each community who participate in the program.

    The Powering Our Communities program also locks in long-term discounted generation prices to residential and small commercial customers in these communities. The discounts will be based on the Price to Compare (PTC), or the generation price customers would have been charged if they purchased electric generation service from their local electric utility. Beginning January 2011, eligible residential customers will receive 6 percent off the PTC and small businesses will get a 4 percent discount off the PTC through the end of 2019. In addition, residential customers who receive special generation credits from the electric utility for having electric space heating, water heating and/or load management equipment will receive a 4 percent discount off the PTC from January 1, 2010, through May 31, 2012. The discount for these customers increases to 6 percent off the PTC from June 1, 2012, to the end of 2019.

    FES provides competitive electric generation supply and other energy-related products and services, and is a licensed supplier in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan and Illinois. To learn more about FirstEnergy Solutions' governmental aggregation programs and specifically Powering Our Communities, community officials can call FirstEnergy Solutions' Governmental Aggregation Program Manager Brenda Fargo at (330) 315-6898 or visit http://www.fes.com/.

    FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Its subsidiaries and affiliates are involved in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, as well as energy management and other energy-related services. Its generation subsidiaries control more than 14,000 megawatts of capacity.

    NOPEC is a non-profit energy aggregator representing residents and small business customers in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Summit and Trumbull counties. NOPEC is the largest such public energy aggregation in the United States. For more information, go to http://www.nopecinfo.org/ or call 1-888-848-7914.

    Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes forward-looking statements based on information currently available to management. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. These statements include declarations regarding management's intents, beliefs and current expectations. These statements typically contain, but are not limited to, the terms "anticipate," "potential," "expect," "believe," "estimate" and similar words. Forward-looking statements involve estimates, assumptions, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially due to the speed and nature of increased competition in the electric utility industry and legislative and regulatory changes affecting how generation rates will be determined following the expiration of existing rate plans in Pennsylvania, the impact of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's regulatory process on the Ohio Companies associated with the distribution rate case, economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins, changes in markets for energy services, changing energy and commodity market prices and availability, replacement power costs being higher than anticipated or inadequately hedged, the ability to successfully amend various purchase power contracts, the continued ability of FirstEnergy's regulated utilities to collect transition and other charges or to recover increased transmission costs, operating and maintenance costs being higher than anticipated, other legislative and regulatory changes, revised environmental requirements, including possible greenhouse gas emission regulations, the potential impacts of the U.S. Court of Appeals' July 11, 2008 decision requiring revisions to the Clean Air Interstate Rules and the scope of any laws, rules or regulations that may ultimately take their place, the uncertainty of the timing and amounts of the capital expenditures needed to, among other things, implement the Air Quality Compliance Plan (including that such amounts could be higher than anticipated or that certain generating units may need to be shut down) or levels of emission reductions related to the Consent Decree resolving the New Source Review litigation or other similar potential regulatory initiatives or actions, adverse regulatory or legal decisions and outcomes (including, but not limited to, the revocation of necessary licenses or operating permits and oversight) by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Metropolitan Edison Company's and Pennsylvania Electric Company's transmission service charge filings with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, the continuing availability of generating units and their ability to operate at or near full capacity, the ability to comply with applicable state and federal reliability standards, the ability to accomplish or realize anticipated benefits from strategic goals (including employee workforce initiatives), the ability to improve electric commodity margins and to experience growth in the distribution business, the changing market conditions that could affect the value of assets held in FirstEnergy's nuclear decommissioning trusts, pension trusts and other trust funds, and cause it to make additional contributions sooner, or in an amount that is larger than currently anticipated, the ability to access the public securities and other capital and credit markets in accordance with FirstEnergy's financing plan and the cost of such capital, changes in general economic conditions affecting the company, the state of the capital and credit markets affecting the company, interest rates and any actions taken by credit rating agencies that could negatively affect FirstEnergy's access to financing or its costs or increase its requirements to post additional collateral to support outstanding commodity positions, letters of credit and other financial guarantees, the continuing decline of the national and regional economy and its impact on the company's major industrial and commercial customers, issues concerning the soundness of financial institutions and counterparties with which FirstEnergy does business, and the risks and other factors discussed from time to time in its Securities and Exchange Commission filings, and other similar factors. The foregoing review of factors should not be construed as exhaustive. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for management to predict all such factors, nor assess the impact of any such factor on FirstEnergy's business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. FirstEnergy expressly disclaims any current intention to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    FirstEnergy Corp.

    CONTACT: Diane Francis, FirstEnergy Solutions, +1-330-384-5806; or Nancy
    Lesic, NOPEC, +1-216-696-7686

    Web Site: http://www.firstenergycorp.com/




    UAL Corporation to Present at the Next Generation Equity Research 2009 U.S. Airline Conference

    CHICAGO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UAL Corporation announced today that it will be presenting at the Next Generation Equity Research 2009 U.S. Airline Conference on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, in New York City. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time.

    The live audio webcast and accompanying presentation will be available on the investor relations section of United's web site at united.com/ir. The audio webcast will also be archived on the website within 24 hours of the presentation and will be available for 90 days.

    About United

    United Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UAL Corporation , operates approximately 3,300* flights a day on United and United Express to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is one of the largest international carriers based in the United States. United also is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 1,071 destinations in 171 countries worldwide. United's 47,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. News releases and other information about United can be found at the company's Web site at united.com.

    *Based on United's forward-looking flight schedule for October 2009 to October 2010.

    UAL Corporation

    CONTACT: Worldwide Press Office of UAL Corporation, +1-312-997-8640

    Web Site: http://www.united.com/




    Cyber Monday Online Sales Up 5 Percent vs. Year Ago to $887 Million to Match Heaviest Online Spending Day in HistoryShopping from Work Accounts for More than Half of Cyber Monday Spending

    RESTON, Va., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- comScore , a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 30 days of the November - December 2009 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, $12.26 billion has been spent online, marking a 3-percent increase versus the corresponding days last year. Cyber Monday reached $887 million in online spending, up 5 percent versus year ago, and matching the heaviest online spending day on record, December 9, 2008.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080115/COMSCORELOGO)

    2009 Holiday Season to Date vs. Corresponding Days* in 2008 ------------------------------------------------------ Non-Travel (Retail) Spending ---------------------------- Excludes Auctions and Large Corporate Purchases ----------------------------------------------- Total U.S. - Home/Work/University Locations ------------------------------------------- Source: comScore, Inc. ----------------------

    Millions ($) ------------ Percent 2008 2009 Change

    ---- ---- ------- November 1 - 30 $11,870 $12,262 3% --------------- ------- ------- --- Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26) $288 $318 10% -------------------------- ---- ---- --- Black Friday (Nov. 27) $534 $595 11% ---------------------- ---- ---- --- Weekend (Nov. 28-29) $769 $805 5% -------------------- ---- ---- --- Cyber Monday (Nov. 30) $834 $887 5% ---------------------- ---- ---- ---

    *Corresponding days based on corresponding shopping days (November 2 thru December 1, 2008)

    "We've seen an encouraging start to the online holiday shopping season and it would appear that retailers' aggressive and early marketing efforts have so far succeeded in persuading consumers to open their wallets online," said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni. "Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday were atypically strong online sales days this year, and Cyber Monday has continued that trend by outperforming the season-to-date average growth rate and matching last year's record day of $887 million in online spending. Now, it will be important to see if spending continues to grow over the balance of the season -- because the heaviest spending day online typically occurs in mid-December."

    Cyber Monday Sales Growth Driven by Increase in Buyers

    Cyber Monday's 5-percent growth in sales versus year ago was driven primarily by an increase in the number of buyers, reflecting consumers' increasing familiarity and comfort with online buying, while average spending per buyer was down slightly, presumably a result of economic constraints. Specifically, the number of online buyers grew 6 percent to 8.7 million, while the average dollars spent per buyer declined 2 percent to $102.19.

    Cyber Monday Spending Growth Breakdown -------------------------------------- Cyber Monday 2009 vs. Cyber Monday 2008 --------------------------------------- Total U.S. - Home/Work/University Locations ------------------------------------------- Source: comScore, Inc. ----------------------

    Cyber Monday Cyber Monday Percent 2008 2009 Change

    ------------ ------------ ------- Dollar Sales ($ Millions) $846 $887 5% ------------------------- ---- ---- --- Buyers (Millions) 8.2 8.7 6% ------------------------- --- --- --- Dollars per buyer $103.72 $102.19 -1% ----------------- ------- ------- ---

    Buying at Work Continues to Drive Cyber Monday Sales

    On Cyber Monday this year, more than half of dollars spent online at U.S. Web sites originated from work computers (52.7 percent), representing a gain of 2.3 percentage points from last year. Buying from home comprised the majority of the remaining share (41.6 percent) while buying from international locations accounted for 5.8 percent.

    Cyber Monday Spending Growth Breakdown -------------------------------------- Cyber Monday 2009 vs. Cyber Monday 2008 --------------------------------------- Total U.S. - Home/Work/University Locations ------------------------------------------- Source: comScore, Inc. ----------------------

    Point Cyber Monday 2008 Cyber Monday 2009 Change

    ----------------- ----------------- ------ Home (incl. University) 42.5% 41.6% -0.9 ------------ ---- ---- ---- Work 50.4% 52.7% 2.3 ---- ---- ---- --- International 7.1% 5.8% -1.3 ------------- --- --- ---- Total 100.0% 100.0% N/A ----- ----- ----- ---

    "comScore data have shown that Cyber Monday online sales have always been driven by considerable buying activity from work locations," added Mr. Fulgoni. "That pattern hasn't changed. After returning from the long Thanksgiving weekend with a lot of holiday shopping still ahead of them, many consumers tend to continue their holiday shopping from work. Whether to take advantage of the extensive Cyber Monday deals offered by retailers or to buy gifts away from the prying eyes of family members, this day has become an annual ritual for America's online holiday shoppers."

    About comScore

    comScore, Inc. is a global leader in measuring the digital world and preferred source of digital marketing intelligence. For more information, please visit http://www.comscore.com/companyinfo.

    Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080115/COMSCORELOGO
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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com comScore, Inc.

    CONTACT: Andrew Lipsman of comScore, Inc., +1-312-775-6510,
    press@comscore.com

    Web Site: http://www.comscore.com/




    Dow Jones Hires Tom Coyle to Deliver Wealth Management Commentary and Analysis for Financial Advisers

    NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow Jones & Company today announced the appointment of Thomas Coyle as senior special writer for the company's wealth management editorial team. Mr. Coyle joins a team of 12 journalists dedicated to providing focused reporting, commentary and analysis for financial advisers.

    "The addition of Tom to our wealth management editorial team further strengthens Dow Jones's ability to deliver meaningful financial news and information that moves markets and helps advisers be more productive in their roles," said Neal Lipschutz, vice president and managing editor of Dow Jones Newswires. "Tom's extensive industry experience and reporting will give our customers critical insight on the issues that matter and drive discussions between advisers and their clients."

    Before joining Dow Jones, Mr. Coyle was the editor of Family Wealth Report, a Web publication he founded, and a reporter for Money-Media, where he covered separately managed accounts and high-net-worth financial services for FundFire. Mr. Coyle was also employed by JPMorgan Private Bank, where he was a vice president and contributing editor to the company's client magazine, and was markets editor at Upside Media, where he wrote a daily equities column. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Guelph.

    More than 438,000 financial professionals in 66 countries turn to Dow Jones for breaking news, commentary and analysis, including market-moving corporate, economic, market, financial and political news. Reporting from nearly 90 bureaus across the globe, Dow Jones publishes up to 18,000 news items each day, in 11 languages, covering all asset classes. Dow Jones products help customers build relationships, create market opportunities and enhance trust in their services.

    To learn more about topics that are affecting the wealth management industry, visit the Dow Jones Financial Adviser blog at http://blogs.wsj.com/financial-adviser/. For more information about Dow Jones solutions for wealth management, visit http://www.dowjones.com/wealthmanagement, and to learn more about the Dow Jones Enterprise Media Group, visit http://www.dowjones.com/.

    ABOUT DOW JONES

    Dow Jones & Company (http://www.dowjones.com/) is a News Corporation company (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV; http://www.newscorp.com/). Dow Jones is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's and MarketWatch. Its Enterprise Media Group includes Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones Factiva, Dow Jones Client Solutions, Dow Jones Indexes and Dow Jones Financial Information Services. Its Local Media Group operates community-based information franchises.

    Dow Jones & Company

    CONTACT: Shannon Sullivan, Dow Jones Public Relations, +1-609-627-2312,
    Shannon.sullivan@dowjones.com

    Web Site: http://www.dowjones.com/




    Williams' Northwest Pipeline Receives FERC Approval for Sundance Trail Expansion Project

    TULSA, Okla., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Williams announced today that Northwest Pipeline GP, Williams' majority-owned subsidiary, has received a certificate from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approving construction and operation of approximately 15.5 miles of 30-inch diameter mainline loop to bring additional gas supplies from the Piceance Basin to the Opal Hub in Wyo.

    The project known as the Sundance Trail Expansion will provide 150,000 dekatherms per day of firm transportation capacity from the Greasewood and Meeker/White River Hubs in Rio Blanco County, Colo. to the Opal Hub area in Lincoln County, Wyo. In addition, the project will replace and enhance Northwest's compression facilities at the Vernal Compressor Station in Uintah County, Utah.

    Northwest's mainline is connected to the Piceance Basin at the Greasewood Hub through its Piceance Lateral and the Meeker/White River hubs through Northwest's new Colorado Hub Connection pipeline and related facilities.

    "The Sundance Trail Project will meet the demand from producers to provide transportation capacity to move gas from one of the fastest-growing gas production fields in the Rockies to markets in the western U.S.," said Phil Wright, president of Williams' natural gas pipeline business. "At the Opal Hub, producers have access to six interstate pipelines, including Northwest, which provides significant supply options for transporting natural gas."

    The project will cost up to $65 million and will be operational by November 2010.

    In February 2008, Northwest conducted an open season for the project and filed an application for a FERC certificate in May 2009.

    Williams Pipeline Partners L.P. owns a 35-percent interest in Northwest Pipeline GP.

    About Williams

    Williams, through its subsidiaries, finds, produces, gathers, processes and transports natural gas. Williams' operations are concentrated in the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Gulf Coast and the Eastern Seaboard. More information is available at www.williams.com. Go to http://www.b2i.us/irpass.asp?BzID=630&to=ea&s=0 to join our mailing list.

    Contact: Michele Swaner

    Williams (media relations) 801-584-7048 Richard George Williams (investor relations) 918-573-3679

    Portions of this document may constitute "forward-looking statements" as defined by federal law. Although the company believes any such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance that actual outcomes will not be materially different. Any such statements are made in reliance on the "safe harbor" protections provided under the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. Additional information about issues that could lead to material changes in performance is contained in the company's annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Williams

    CONTACT: Michele Swaner, media relations, +1-801-584-7048, or Richard
    George, investor relations, +1-918-573-3679, both of Williams

    Web Site: http://www.williams.com/




    Oil Refineries Announces Successful Outcome of Extraordinary General Meeting to Approve Acquisition of Carmel Olefins

    HAIFA, Israel, December 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oil Refineries Ltd. (hereinafter: the "Company", "ORL"), Israel's largest oil refiner, announced today the successful results of the both the Annual and Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company's Shareholders held today at the Company's offices.

    The following resolutions were approved:

    1. Entering into the agreement with Israel Petrochemical Enterprises Ltd. ("IPE"), dated October 27, 2009, under which IPE will sell to the Company its entire 50% shareholding in Carmel Olefins Ltd., in exchange for the allocation of 431,610,944 of the Company's shares, representing 17.75% of the Company's capital and voting rights, to IPE, as detailed in the Transaction Report published by the Company.

    a. Shares participating in the vote: 1,658,761,578 b. Number of shares voting for the resolution: 1,656,495,464 c. Number of voted shares where its holders were not classified as having a personal interest / not as controlling shares or on their behalf: 373,026,923, of which 370,760,809 voted for the transaction d. Number of shares voting against the resolution: 2,266,114 e. Total percent of holders that do not have a personal interest / hold controlling shares voting for the transaction: 99.39% f. Total percentage of voters against, of the total right to vote: 0.11%

    2. Granting a responsibility waiver to Mr. David Federman for caution violation towards the company

    a. Shares participating in the vote: 1,658,761,578 b. Number of shares voting for the resolution: 1,534,649,466 c. Number of voted shares where its holders were not classified as having a personal interest / not as controlling shares or on their behalf: 373,026,923, of which 248,914,811 voted for the resolutions d. Number of shares voting against the resolution: 124,112,112 e. Total percent of holders that do not have a personal interest / hold controlling shares voting for the transaction: 66.73% f. Total percentage of voters against, of the total right to vote: 6.21%

    3. Granting a letter to indemnify Mr. David Federman, so long as the indemnification amount will not exceed 25% of the company's shareholders' equity at the date of the indemnification.

    a. Shares participating in the vote: 1,658,761,578 b. Number of shares voting for the resolution: 1,447,036,182 c. Number of voted shares where its holders were not classified as having a personal interest / not as controlling shares or on their behalf: 373,026,923, of which 161,301,527 voted for the transaction d. Number of shares voting against the resolution: 211,725,396 e. Total percent of holders that do not have a personal interest / hold controlling shares voting for the resolution: 43.24 f. Total percentage of voters against, of the total right to vote: 10.59%

    4. Re-nominate Accounting Firm KPMG Somekh Chaikin as external auditors until the Company's next annual general meeting, and authorize the Board of Directors to determine their fees.

    5. Re-nominate the Company's current directors: Mr. Yossi Rosen, Chairman of the Board; Mr. David Federman, Deputy Chairman; Mr. Arieh Zilberberg; Mr. Ory Slonim; Mr. Avisar Paz; Mr. Ran Croll and Ms. Nehama Ronen. The nomination excludes the Company's current external directors (Prof. Yachin Cohen and Dr. Dafna Schwartz, who will continue in their role as external directors according to their nomination conditions and the terms outlined in the Israeli Companies Law - 1999).

    6. Amend the General Assembly's decision dated February 6, 2008 with regards to director compensation as follows: eliminating the right to additional compensation to the chairman of board committees which is an unrelated director; clarification, that if a person serves as a director in the company and\or in a subsidiary of the company he will not be deemed as a "director related to the controlling shareholder", as defined in the said decision, due to his holding office in the company and\or its subsidiaries.

    About Oil Refineries Ltd.

    Oil Refineries Ltd. (ORL), located in the bay area of the city of Haifa, operates Israel's largest oil refinery. ORL operates sophisticated and state-of-the-art industrial facilities with refining capacity of 9.8 million tons of crude oil per year, with a Nelson complexity index of 7.4, providing a variety of quality products used in industrial operation, transportation, private consumption, agriculture and infrastructure. The Company is also active in the area of Polymers (through Carmel Olefins Ltd.) and Aromatics (through wholly-owned Gadiv Petrochemical Industries Ltd.). ORL is traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange under the ticker ORL. For additional information please visit the Company's website: http://www.orl.co.il/

    Company Contact: Rony Solonicof Chief Economist and Head of Investor Relations Oil Refineries Tel. +972-4-878-8320 ContactIREn@orl.co.il Investor Relation Contacts: Ehud Helft \ Fiona Darmon GK Investor Relations Tel. +1-646-797-2868 \ +972-52-695-4400 info@gkir.com

    Oil Refineries Ltd

    CONTACT: Company Contact: Rony Solonicof, Chief Economist and Head of
    Investor Relations , Oil Refineries, Tel. +972-4-878-8320,
    ContactIREn@orl.co.il; Investor Relation Contacts: Ehud Helft \ Fiona Darmon,
    GK Investor Relations, Tel. +1-646-797-2868 \ +972-52-695-4400,
    info@gkir.com




    MTS Declares Quarterly Dividend

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MTS Systems Corporation today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend as follows:

    Amount: $0.15 Record Date: December 12, 2009 Payable Date: January 2, 2010

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020430/MTSCLOGO) This is MTS Systems Corporation's 112th consecutive quarterly dividend. About MTS Systems Corporation

    MTS Systems Corporation is a leading global supplier of test systems and industrial position sensors. The Company's testing hardware and software solutions help customers accelerate and improve their design, development, and manufacturing processes and are used for determining the mechanical behavior of materials, products, and structures. MTS' high-performance position sensors provide controls for a variety of industrial and vehicular applications. MTS had 2,015 employees and revenue of $409 million for the fiscal year ended October 3, 2009. Additional information on MTS can be found on the worldwide web at http://www.mts.com/.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com/ MTS Systems Corporation

    CONTACT: Susan Knight, Chief Financial Officer of MTS Systems
    Corporation, +1-952-937-4000

    Web Site: http://www.mts.com/




    Noront Resources rapporte les résultats de ses derniers essais sur le dépôt d'Eagle's Nest

    TORONTO, December 2 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Symbole : NOT : TSX-V

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    Noront Resources Ltd. (<< Noront >> ou la << Société >>) (TSX Venture : NOT) est ravie de rapporter les derniers résultats d'essais actualisés de palladium et de platine du trou NOT-09-068-W1, extraits du communiqué de presse datant du 19 novembre 2009. Veuillez noter que tous les essais actualisés sont rapportés en gras. Les résultats d'essais récemment obtenus à partir des trous de forage réalisés au dépôt d'Eagle's Nest de la Société, dans la Propriété du Lac McFaulds, situé au sein de la zone de minerais du Ring of Fire, proviennent du programme de forage en cours, qui continue de s'étendre et de définir les limites de la minéralisation à Eagle's Nest.

    Cinq trous croisant la minéralisation d'Eagle's Nest sont rapportés ci-dessous. Ces cinq trous présentent des résultats d'essais considérables, notamment des intersections de minéralisation massive. La Société remarque que le Trou NOT-09-070-W1 a croisé des niveaux inhabituellement élevés de platine dans la minéralisation massive de sulfure.

    Points importants des essais :

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    - Le Trou NOT-09-070-W1 a croisé 22,8 mètres pour une moyenne de 4,41% de Ni, 2,38% de Cu, 28,07 gpt de Pt et 7,95 gpt de Pd

    - Incluant 8,4 mètres pour une moyenne de 1,19% de Ni, 1,46% de Cu, 68,78 gpt de Pt et 7,55 gpt de Pd

    - Incluant aussi 8,0 mètres pour une moyenne de 7,41% de Ni, 2,19% de Cu, 0,18 gpt de Pt et 9,33 gpt de Pd

    - Le Trou NOT-09-068-W1 a croisé 135,2 mètres pour une moyenne de 1,65% de Ni, 0,8% de Cu, 1,03 gpt de Pt et 3,24 gpt de Pd

    - Le Trou NOT-09-064 a croisé 53,1 mètres pour une moyenne de 1,94% de Ni, 0,95% de Cu, 0,60 gpt de Pt et 3,85 gpt de Pd

    - Incluant 13,2 mètres pour une moyenne de 4,98% de Ni, 1,92% de Cu, 0,07 gpt de Pt et 6,71 gpt de Pd

    Les résultats de forage continuent d'étendre la taille du dépôt d'Eagle's Nest et ont clairement comblé tous les fossés restants sur la longueur verticale définissant la minéralisation à une profondeur de plus de 1000 mètres. Le Trou NOT-09-068-W1 a été ciblé pour combler complètement le fossé entre ce qui était anciennement connu comme les stratifications lenticulaires B et C à Eagle's Nest. De plus, le Trou NOT-09-070-W1 a croisé une minéralisation massive considérable, incluant les plus hauts niveaux de platine rencontrés à ce jour à Eagle's Nest. La zone massive de sulfure prend forme et sera bientôt définie le long de la descente du dépôt.

    Wes Hanson, PDG de Noront, a déclaré : << Nous continuons d'étendre de manière agressive le potentiel de ressources d'Eagle's Nest. Nous sommes absolument certains d'avoir atteint l'objectif que nous avions énoncé, consistant à faire tripler les ressources d'Eagle One. Notre forage a établi que le dépôt d'Eagle's Nest est continu depuis la surface jusqu'à plus de 1 000 mètres de profondeur, et la minéralisation reste ouverte sur la quasi-totalité de cette distance le long du gisement ainsi qu'en profondeur. Notre équipe géologique estime actuellement entre 10 et 15 millions de tonnes de matériau minéralisé à Eagle's Nest, pour une moyenne d'environ 2,0% de nickel, 1,0% de cuivre, 1-2 gramme(s) par tonne de platine et 3-5 grammes par tonne de palladium, ce qui coïncide avec les niveaux estimés dans l'Estimation de ressources 43-101 pour Eagle One. Et surtout, la géométrie du dépôt est parfaitement adaptée au minage souterrain, ce qui élimine le besoin de digues et de systèmes de dénoyage de surface coûteux inhérents à tout minage de fosse ouverte dans cette région du Canada >>. M. Hanson a également déclaré : << Nous inviterons des sociétés d'ingénierie qualifiées et indépendantes à participer à l'actualisation de l'estimation de ressources d'Eagle's Nest et avons l'intention de récompenser ce travail vers janvier 2010 >>.

    Comme requis par le NI 43-101, le lecteur est averti que :

    - la quantité potentielle et le niveau noté dans le paragraphe ci-dessus sont conceptuels dans le sens où il n'y a pas eu, à ce jour, assez d'exploration pour définir une ressource minérale, donc sa révélation comme matériau minéralisé est incertaine à ce jour, jusqu'à ce qu'une exploration supplémentaire résulte en la découverte d'une ressource minérale.

    Le tableau suivant récapitule les résultats des cinq trous susmentionnés :

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------- DE A INT. MINERALISATION NI CU Pt Pd ID TROU (m) (m) (m) TYPE % % g/t g/t ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOT-09-053-W5 933,0 1020,6 87,6 Texture nette/ 1,83 1,84 1,44 4,2 Massive ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Remarquez que NOT-09-053-W5 s'est terminé en minéralisation, a atteint la capacité de profondeur de forage ------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOT-09-053-W6 727,9 785,0 57,1 Texture nette/ 1,89 0,85 1,06 4,54 Massive ------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOT-09-064 1079,3 1132,5 53,1 Texture nette/ 1,94 0,95 0,60 3,85 Massive ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Incluant 1104,5 1117,7 13,2 Massive 4,98 1,92 0,07 6,71 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOT-09-068-WI 683,0 818,2 135,2 Texture nette 1,65 0,80 1,03 3,24 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOT-09-070-WI 607,6 630,4 22,8 Massive 4,41 2,38 28,07 7,95 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Incluant 607,6 613,3 5,7 Massive 5,78 4,42 37,87 8,26 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Incluant aussi 612,8 621,2 8,4 Massive 1,19 1,46 68,78 7,55 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Incluant aussi 622,4 630,4 8,0 Massive 7,41 2,19 0,18 9,33 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Les intervalles minéralisés ne représentent pas de vraies largeurs, et ne peuvent donc pas être déterminées à ce jour. En raison des résultats extrêmement élevés de platine du trou NOT-09-070-W1, ces échantillons sont actuellement repris, bien que les résultats fussent bel et bien conformes aux protocoles du Contrôle Qualité. Les résultats manquant précédemment de platine et de palladium dans le trou NOT-09-068-W1 ont été inclus dans ce communiqué actualisé. Le Trou NOT-09-070 a rencontré des problèmes de forage avant de croiser la minéralisation et a été arrêté avec la cible croisée par calage avec le Trou NOT-09-70-WI. Veuillez vous reporter au site Web de Noront pour un plan de surface actualisé (consultez http://norontresources.com/find/id/28/xv, indiquant l'emplacement des cols du trou de forage et une trace horizontale de leurs chemins. Vous trouverez aussi sur le site Web de Noront une section longitudinale actualisée (consultez http://norontresources.com/find/id/29/nk, indiquant les points de perçage et les traces des intersections minéralisées à travers l'Eagle's Nest et l'esquisse projetée des zones de minéralisation. Jeremy Niemi, Vice-président de Noront, Géologie, remarque : << Nous sommes véritablement encouragés par le fait d'avoir confirmé que l'Eagle's Nest est en fait une seule zone continue depuis sa surface jusqu'à plus de 1 000 mètres de profondeur. En plus d'étendre les limites le long du gisement et en profondeur, nous ciblons également de manière spécifique la minéralisation massive, qui indique n'être qu'une seule zone continue à l'orientation prévisible. Des moments palpitants pour l'équipe d'exploration de Noront. >> Pour plus d'informations sur la propriété du Lac McFaulds, veuillez vous reporter au NI 43-101 de la Société - le rapport technique conforme aux Normes de Divulgation de Projets Minéraux << Rapport technique et bilan économique préliminaire sur le dépôt Eagle One, Propriété de Double Eagle, Région du Lac McFaulds, Basses-Terres de la Baie de James, Ontario >> (entrée en vigueur : 20 octobre 2008) disponible sur le site Web de la Société et sur http://www.sedar.com. Actualisation AT 12 : ------------- Le forage à AT12 se poursuit comme prévu et les résultats seront rapportés dans les semaines à venir, après être rendus disponibles par le labo et avoir été approuvés par le responsable du contrôle qualité de Noront. CONTRôle qualité et PROTOCOLE ANALYTIQUE Un programme approfondi de contrôle qualité est en vigueur pour le projet Eagle's Nest, et inclut le regroupement des échantillons en lots de 35 dans lesquels sont ajoutés 2 standards de matériau de référence certifiés, ainsi que 2 duplicatas de terrain et de pulpe, faisant également partie du programme de contrôle qualité. On peut dire avec confiance que tous les essais rapportés dans ce Communiqué de presse sont conformes à toutes les lignes directrices du contrôle qualité strict définies par la Personne qualifiée indépendante de Noront. Tous les échantillons rapportés susmentionnés ont été complétés par Activation Labs (Actlabs) d'Ancaster, Ontario. Les échantillons soumis à Actlabs furent analysés pour de nombreux éléments, notamment le Ni et le Cu en utilisant une digestion de quatre acides et grâce à une analyse ICP. Les échantillons qui ont reçu des valeurs de métal de base plus grandes que la limite supérieure pour la méthode ont subi une analyse supplémentaire par ICP-OES. Pour l'Au, le Pd et le Pt, la méthodologie d'essai était une pyroanalyse sur une aliquote de 30 grammes avec une finition ICP. L'argent fut analysé en utilisant une digestion de 3 acides avec une analyse ICP. Pour plus d'informations sur la méthodologie d'essai, rendez-vous sur le site Web d'Activation Laboratories Ltd. : http://www.actlabsint.com. La préparation des résultats de forage mentionnés dans ce communiqué de presse a été supervisée par la direction supérieure de Noront comprenant notamment Jeremy Niemi, P. Geo, Vice-président, Géologie, étant une Personne qualifiée selon les Directives canadiennes en matière de valeurs mobilières. à la phase actuelle de l'exploration, il n'y a pas eu assez de forage pour déterminer l'étendue de la continuité de la minéralisation requise pour définir une ressource minérale pour toute la minéralisation à l'Eagle's Nest. Noront a l'intention de fournir des ressources minérales actualisées au second semestre de 2010. À propos de Noront Noront Resources concentre ses activités sur ses nombreuses découvertes importantes de nickel-cuivre-platine-palladium à haute teneur, ainsi que de chromite et vanadium, dans une région connue sous le nom de << Cercle de feu >> [Ring of Fire], région multi-métallifère émergente située dans les basses terres de la Baie de James en Ontario, au Canada. Noront est le principal propriétaire du Cercle de feu, et continue de se démarquer et de révéler ses découvertes par des rapports techniques et économiques NI 43-101 et par un ambitieux plan de forage bien financé pour le reste de l'année 2009 et l'année 2010. Pour toutes informations sur la société, consultez son site Internet, à l'adresse http://www.norontresources.com ou sur le site de SEDAR sur http://www.sedar.com. Wesley (Wes) Hanson Président-directeur général Offre Freewest -------------- L'Offre de Noront a été prolongée et expirera désormais le 11 décembre 2009. Il est recommandé à tous les actionnaires Freewest de présenter leurs actions à l'offre de Noront. Pour plus d'informations sur l'Offre Freewest, veuillez visiter le site Web de Noront à l'adresse http://www.norontresources.com ou contactez le Département des relations investisseurs de Noront au +1-416-367-1444, poste 126 Pour présenter vos actions Freewest, veuillez contacter : Laurel Hill de Laurel Hill Advisory Group, Numéro vert nord-américain : +1-888-882-6742, E-mail : assistance(at)laurelhillag.com ; hors Amérique du Nord, les banques et courtiers peuvent émettre un appel en PCV au : +1-416-637-4661 ÉNONCÉS PROSPECTIFS Ce communiqué contient des << énoncés prospectifs >> au sens de la législation canadienne sur les valeurs mobilières applicable, y compris des prédictions, projections et prévisions. Les énoncés prospectifs comprennent, mais ne sont pas limités à, des déclarations qui portent sur les activités, événements ou développements prévus ou anticipés par la Société ou qui pourraient survenir à l'avenir, y compris des éléments tels que la stratégie future d'entreprise, les atouts compétitifs, les objectifs, l'expansion, la croissance des entreprises de la Société, des opérations, des plans et à l'égard des résultats d'exploration, le calendrier et le succès des activités d'exploration en général, le planning des autorisations, la réglementation de l'exploration et de l'exploitation minière, les risques environnementaux, les litiges concernant les titres ou réclamations, les limitations de couverture d'assurance, le calendrier et, éventuellement, les résultats de tout litige et le calendrier et les résultats des estimations de ressources futures ou d'études économiques à l'avenir. Souvent, mais non dans tous les cas, les énoncés prospectifs peuvent être identifiés par l'utilisation de mots tels que << plans >>, << planification >>, << planifié >>, << prévoit >> ou << s'attendre >>, << ne pas s'attendre à >>, << continue >> << prévu >>, << estimations >>, << prévisions >>, << entend >>, << potentiel>>, << anticipe >>, << n'anticipe pas >>, ou par des croyances ou des descriptions de << but >>, ou par une variation desdits mots et expressions ou l'énoncé que certaines actions, événements ou résultats << peuvent >>, << devraient >>, << seraient >>, << pourraient >> ou << seront >>, suivi des verbes être entrepris, survenir ou être réalisés. Les énoncés prospectifs sont basés sur un certain nombre de facteurs importants et d'hypothèses, y compris le résultat des activités de forage et d'exploration, la fourniture des parties au contrat de biens et/ou services dans les délais impartis, la disponibilité du matériel nécessaire dans les temps à l'exploration et l'absence d'interruption non prévue, l'absence de pénurie de main d'oeuvre ou de retard, le fonctionnement normal de l'usine et du matériel conformément aux spécifications, l'absence de problème géologique ou technique inhabituels, et la disponibilité et l'accomplissement des taches du laboratoire et autres services connexes conformément au contrat. Les énoncés prospectifs comportent des risques connus et inconnus, des événement ultérieurs, des conditions, des incertitudes et d'autres facteurs pouvant amener les résultats, le rendement ou les réalisations réels à différer de manière considérable des résultats futurs, prédictions, projections, prévisions, rendement ou réalisations exprimés ou impliqués par ces énoncés prospectifs. Ces facteurs comprennent, sans toutefois s'y limiter, l'interprétation et les résultats effectifs des activités d'exploration en cours ; des changements dans les paramètres du projet au fur et à mesure que les plans sont affinés ; les cours futurs de l'or ; les écarts possibles dans la teneur ou dans les taux de récupération ; la défaillance du matériel ou des procédés nécessaires aux opérations anticipées ; la défaillance des parties contractantes à réaliser leurs obligations ; des litiges de main d'oeuvre et d'autres risques inhérents à l'industrie minière ; des retards dans l'obtention des accords ou gouvernementaux ou du financement, ou dans la réalisation de l'exploration, ainsi que les facteurs exposés dans les documents publics de la société. Bien que Noront ait tenté d'identifier les facteurs importants pouvant entraîner des divergences dans les actions, les évènements ou les résultats par rapport à ceux décrits dans les énoncés prospectifs, d'autres facteurs sont susceptibles d'entraîner des différences dans les actions, les évènements ou les résultats par rapport à ce qui était anticipé, estimé ou prévu. Rien ne permet de garantir que les énoncés prospectifs soient précis, car les résultats effectifs et des évènements futurs peuvent différer matériellement de ceux anticipés dans ces déclarations. Il est donc recommandé aux lecteurs de ne se baser sur ces énoncés prospectifs qu'avec prudence. La bourse de Toronto (TSX Venture Exchange) et son Prestataire en matière de réglementation (tel que le terme "Regulation Services Provider" en anglais est défini dans les directives de TSX Venture Exchange) déclinent toute responsabilité quant à la véracité ou l'exactitude de ce communiqué de presse. Pour de plus amples informations : Joanne Jobin, Vice President Corporate Communications, tél. : +1-(416)-367-1444 poste 126, ou visitez le site Internet de Noront, à l'adresse suivante : http://www.norontresources.com/

    Noront Resources Ltd.



    CA Launches Major, Pan-EMEA Talent Acquisition Program

    DATCHET, England, December 2 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Extensive Talent Acquisition Program Targets Most Ambitious, Progressive, and Determined Talent to Help CA in its Role as a Trusted, Valued, and Strategic Partner to its Customers

    CA (NASDAQ: CA), the world's leading independent provider of IT management software, is launching a major new talent acquisition program in EMEA, which will help drive the company's next level of growth.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090605/349279 )

    CA is using the program to target Associate Account Managers, Directors of Solutions Sales, Senior Solution Strategists, Sales Account Managers, Technical Sales Consultants, and Alliance Account Managers. Successful candidates will be joining one of the industry's most dynamic and collaborative working environments - one which is setting the pace in Enterprise IT Management. Few other organisations offer greater upward and lateral mobility, better employment facilities, or more opportunities to make an impact and shape a career.

    The launch of the large-scale recruitment program coincides with one of the most fundamental and progressive changes in the information technology industry. Customers are demanding more and more from their existing technology, while new initiatives like Cloud Computing and Virtualization are changing forever the way companies organise - and engage with - technology. This new talent acquisition program will enable CA to further capitalise on these opportunities, inspiring the new ideas and initiatives necessary to drive the company's growth.

    "CA is extending its pool of talent to help customers exploit the opportunities offered by cloud computing, virtualization and other technologies," says Gail Wilkinson, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, EMEA. "This talent acquisition program offers a wealth of opportunities for important and rewarding work. Successful candidates will be joining a remarkable company. Combining the foundation of an industry leader with the passion of a start-up, CA believes in an entrepreneurial workplace, where ideas are encouraged and initiative is rewarded."

    The talent acquisition program has launched in November, in the following countries: UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Austria, Spain, Middle East and Central Europe.

    For more information, please visit http://www.ca.com/EuropeCareers

    About CA

    CA (NASDAQ: CA), the world's leading independent IT management software company, helps customers optimize IT for better business results. CA's Enterprise IT Management solutions for mainframe and distributed computing enable Lean IT-empowering organizations to more effectively govern, manage and secure their IT operations.

    For more information, visit http://www.ca.com.

    Sarah Atkinson CA, Vice President Communications EMEA Tel: +44-1753-242191 email: Sarah.Atkinson@ca.com

    CA

    Sarah Atkinson, CA, Vice President, Communications, EMEA, Tel: +44-1753-242191, email: Sarah.Atkinson@ca.com




    CSC Positioned in 'Leaders' Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for SAP Outsourcing

    FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CSC announced today that it has been positioned in the "leaders" quadrant of the Gartner 2009 report, Magic Quadrant for SAP Outsourcing, North America.(1) The report analyzes 20 leading providers of SAP application outsourcing services.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090422/CSCLOGO)

    According to Gartner, "As economic conditions have worsened in the last 18 months, ERP applications such as SAP have increasingly come under the financial microscope; one of the considerations that IT and financial management are focused on is outsourcing. This Magic Quadrant provides analysis of vendors capable of providing outsourced management of SAP applications. More enterprises are outsourcing elements of, or all the management burden of, their ERP applications to outsourcing vendors. Considering the substantial costs involved in using and managing ERP, this is unsurprising given current economic conditions."

    The report was authored by Ben Pring, and covers providers of SAP application outsourcing services in North America.

    "I believe our position in the Leaders Quadrant reinforces our focus on bringing innovative services to our current and future SAP customers," said Rick Wilcox, vice president of GPE Applications for CSC's Managed Services Sector (MSS). "SAP offerings are a key component of our enterprise application portfolio strategy. We intend to strengthen our position in the market by bringing new levels of industrialization, industry specialization and On-Demand services to our customers."

    About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

    The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

    About CSC

    CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.0 billion for the 12 months ended October 2, 2009. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.csc.com/.

    (1) Gartner "Magic Quadrant for SAP Outsourcing, North America, 2009" by Ben Pring, Nov. 10, 2009.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com CSC

    CONTACT: Chris Grandis, Media Relations Director, Corporate,
    +1-703-641-2316, cgrandis@csc.com, or Susan Pullin, Vice President, Corporate
    Responsibility, Corporate, +1-703-641-3456, spullin@csc.com, both of CSC

    Web Site: http://www.csc.com/




    Capital Gold Corporation Announces Initial Drilling Results For Its Saric Properties

    NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Capital Gold Corporation (TSX: CGC; OTC Bulletin Board: CGLD) today announced drilling results of its early stage exploration campaign including excerpts from its recent drilling work on its Saric properties located in Northern Sonora, Mexico.

    "We are pleased with the initial exploration efforts at our Saric properties having intersected gold and silver mineralization from many of the recent drill holes targeted at identifying a potential bulk tonnage gold mineralized zone," John Brownlie, President and Chief Operating Officer of Capital Gold said.

    Initial exploration work conducted from April 2008 to the present consisted of geological mapping, systematic geochemical rock and soil sampling, geophysical surveys and open trench sampling, the results of which were positive in identifying mineralized anomalies. In addition to this preliminary surface exploration work, 73 reverse circulation drill holes totaling 6,121 meters have been drilled by Layne de Mexico of Hermosillo on the property, and more recently a one meter interval topographic survey was also undertaken over the concession area.

    "The Sombreretillo-Cometa and Gila Monster zones have initially been identified as those areas most likely to contain bulk tonnage mineralization suitable for open pit mining. Virtually all of the drill holes in these areas have intercepted gold and silver mineralization at near surface," Brownlie added.

    The following table lists a number of the drill intercepts and the assays completed to date.

    True Gold

    Width Gold Silver Equivalent Hole No. From To Width(m) (est. m) g/t g/t g/t (63:1) -------- ---- --- -------- -------- ---- ------ ---------- EOCI-5 0.0 15.2 15.2 12.46 0.36 48.05 1.12 -------- --- ---- ---- ----- ---- ----- ---- EOCI-6 0.0 15.2 15.2 15.20 0.67 61.21 1.64 ------ --- ---- ---- ----- ---- ----- ---- EOCI-7 0.0 7.6 7.6 6.77 0.39 4.30 0.45 ------ --- --- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-8 0.0 12.2 12.2 11.66 0.18 14.48 0.59 ------ --- ---- ---- ----- ---- ----- ---- EOCI-9 0.0 25.9 25.9 24.76 0.12 18.62 0.42 ------ --- ---- ---- ----- ---- ----- ---- EOCI-10 0.0 16.8 16.8 14.97 0.55 6.55 0.65 EOCI-10 56.4 61.0 4.6 4.10 0.36 4.67 0.43 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-11 24.4 29.0 4.6 4.60 0.82 36.70 1.41 EOCI-11 79.2 85.3 6.1 6.10 0.25 17.15 0.52 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ----- ---- EOCI-12 24.4 38.1 13.7 13.70 0.26 16.00 0.51 ------- ---- ---- ---- ----- ---- ----- ---- EOCI-13 13.7 21.3 7.6 7.60 0.59 9.50 0.75 EOCI-13 24.4 30.5 6.1 6.10 0.24 1.50 0.26 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-14 3.0 19.8 16.8 16.80 0.17 2.42 0.21 ------- --- ---- ---- ----- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-17 0.0 7.6 7.6 6.77 0.19 2.29 0.22 EOCI-17 38.1 47.2 9.1 8.11 0.23 0.78 0.24 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-18 15.3 25.9 10.6 9.44 0.20 1.02 0.22 EOCI-18 59.4 79.2 19.8 17.64 0.32 1.68 0.35 ------- ---- ---- ---- ----- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-19 0.0 12.2 12.2 12.20 0.38 7.45 0.50 ------- --- ---- ---- ----- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-20 10.7 25.9 15.2 15.20 0.20 1.60 0.22 ------- ---- ---- ---- ----- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-21 45.7 48.8 3.1 3.10 0.40 2.30 0.44 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-22 0.0 18.3 18.3 18.30 0.16 13.12 0.37 ------- --- ---- ---- ----- ---- ----- ---- EOCI-23 6.1 12.2 6.1 6.10 0.26 12.11 0.45 ------- --- ---- --- ---- ---- ----- ---- EOCI-24 6.1 12.2 6.1 5.44 0.57 2.25 0.54 ------- --- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-25 86.9 96.0 9.1 9.10 0.32 4.38 0.39 EOCI-25 227.1 231.6 4.5 4.01 0.14 3.91 0.20 ------- ----- ----- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-26 4.6 9.1 4.5 4.01 0.83 4.47 0.90 ------- --- --- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-28 1.5 10.7 9.2 8.20 0.13 1.49 0.16 ------- --- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-30 6.1 25.9 19.8 17.64 0.35 13.87 0.57 ------- --- ---- ---- ----- ---- ----- ---- EOCI-31 19.8 25.9 6.1 5.44 1.77 16.45 0.94 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ----- ---- EOCI-32 6.1 19.8 13.7 13.70 0.37 43.19 1.05 ------- --- ---- ---- ----- ---- ----- ---- EOCI-33 7.6 15.2 7.6 6.77 0.14 2.16 0.17 EOCI-33 44.2 48.8 4.6 4.10 0.12 2.58 0.16 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-35 15.2 22.9 7.7 7.70 0.21 10.56 0.38 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ----- ---- EOCI-36 15.2 21.3 6.1 5.44 2.32 47.19 3.07 EOCI-36 27.4 62.5 35.1 31.27 0.23 5.89 0.32 ------- ---- ---- ---- ----- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-37 13.7 53.3 39.6 39.60 0.31 3.91 0.37 ------- ---- ---- ---- ----- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-38 7.6 18.3 10.7 9.53 0.16 3.76 0.22 EOCI-38 54.9 61.0 6.1 5.44 0.15 1.28 0.17 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-39 1.5 16.8 15.3 13.63 0.35 7.50 0.47 EOCI-39 27.4 30.5 3.1 2.76 0.64 4.70 0.71 EOCI-39 38.1 48.8 10.7 9.53 0.18 4.97 0.26 EOCI-39 54.9 59.4 4.5 4.01 0.47 15.83 0.72 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ----- ---- EOCI-40 12.2 16.8 4.6 4.60 1.07 56.48 1.97 EOCI-40 27.4 32.0 4.6 4.60 1.30 99.81 2.88 EOCI-42 25.9 29.0 3.1 2.99 0.44 7.49 0.57 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-44 13.7 19.8 6.1 5.44 0.18 1.33 0.20 EOCI-44 44.2 79.2 35.0 31.19 0.43 1.95 0.42 ------- ---- ---- ---- ----- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-45 13.7 32.0 18.3 16.31 0.99 7.25 1.10 EOCI-45 44.2 51.8 7.6 6.77 0.22 2.62 0.26 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-46 13.7 21.3 7.6 7.60 0.44 36.84 1.03 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ----- ---- EOCI-47 16.8 51.8 35.0 35.00 0.13 12.63 0.33 ------- ---- ---- ---- ----- ---- ----- ---- EOCI-48 41.1 50.3 9.2 9.20 0.24 5.03 0.31 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-49 85.3 91.4 6.1 5.44 0.64 3.57 0.70 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-50 67.1 76.2 9.1 8.11 0.30 3.36 0.36 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-51 1.5 3.0 1.5 1.34 0.12 3.25 0.18 EOCI-51 68.6 89.9 21.3 18.98 0.12 0.71 0.14 ------- ---- ---- ---- ----- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-52 29.0 47.2 18.2 16.22 2.55 22.90 2.92 ------- ---- ---- ---- ----- ---- ----- ---- EOCI-53 73.2 79.2 6.0 5.35 2.98 120.66 4.90 EOCI-53 89.9 114.3 24.4 21.74 0.37 7.80 0.50 ------- ---- ----- ---- ----- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-54 27.4 36.6 9.2 8.20 0.11 2.00 0.14 EOCI-54 68.6 73.2 4.6 4.10 0.13 2.00 0.16 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-55 56.4 59.4 3.0 2.67 0.15 1.40 0.18 EOCI-55 65.5 70.1 4.6 4.10 0.15 1.60 0.18 EOCI-55 79.2 83.8 4.6 4.10 13.42 4.56 13.49 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ----- ---- ----- EOCI-56 13.7 15.2 1.5 1.50 0.13 2.35 0.17 EOCI-56 21.3 44.2 22.9 22.90 0.62 14.32 0.85 ------- ---- ---- ---- ----- ---- ----- ---- EOCI-57 9.1 22.9 13.8 13.80 0.26 8.21 0.39 EOCI-57 30.5 44.2 13.7 13.70 0.10 3.09 0.15 EOCI-57 48.8 50.3 1.5 1.50 2.52 9.60 2.67 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-58 7.6 16.8 9.2 8.20 0.62 16.35 0.88 EOCI-58 32.0 42.7 10.7 9.53 0.34 1.78 0.37 EOCI-58 50.3 54.9 4.6 4.10 0.10 1.43 0.12 EOCI-58 96.0 97.5 1.5 1.34 0.18 0.50 0.19 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-59 9.1 32.0 22.9 20.40 0.96 57.93 1.88 EOCI-59 38.1 41.1 3.0 2.67 0.22 5.15 0.31 EOCI-59 45.7 54.9 9.2 8.20 0.22 2.86 0.34 EOCI-59 64.0 65.5 1.5 1.34 0.31 15.50 0.56 EOCI-59 71.6 73.2 1.6 1.43 0.23 11.30 0.41 EOCI-59 89.9 99.1 9.2 8.20 0.11 2.35 0.15 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-60 7.6 12.2 4.6 4.60 0.41 39.03 1.03 EOCI-60 24.4 29.0 4.6 4.60 1.06 39.03 1.18 EOCI-60 36.6 42.7 6.1 6.10 0.54 21.18 0.88 EOCI-60 45.7 47.2 1.5 1.50 0.27 2.98 0.32 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-61 0.0 12.2 12.2 12.20 0.90 16.23 1.16 ------- --- ---- ---- ----- ---- ----- ---- EOCI-62 39.6 44.2 4.6 4.10 0.25 0.81 0.26 EOCI-62 59.4 71.6 12.2 10.87 0.42 1.90 0.45 ------- ---- ---- ---- ----- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-64 4.6 6.1 1.5 1.50 0.31 4.20 0.38 ------- --- --- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-65 13.7 25.9 12.2 10.87 0.35 8.52 0.49 ------- ---- ---- ---- ----- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-66 47.2 67.1 19.9 17.73 0.32 1.75 0.35 EOCI-66 74.7 76.2 1.5 1.34 0.56 1.19 0.58 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-67 50.3 51.8 1.5 1.50 0.40 8.29 0.53 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-70 74.7 83.8 9.1 8.11 0.15 1.76 0.15 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-71 59.4 64.0 4.6 4.10 0.16 3.46 0.22 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-72 59.4 64.0 4.6 4.60 0.49 27.73 0.93 EOCI-72 80.8 85.3 4.5 4.50 0.59 0.40 0.60 EOCI-72 89.9 94.5 4.6 4.10 0.20 0.80 0.22 ------- ---- ---- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- EOCI-73 0.0 4.6 4.6 4.10 0.13 0.76 0.15 EOCI-73 18.3 35.1 16.8 14.97 0.19 1.11 0.21 ------- ---- ---- ---- ----- ---- ---- ----

    (m) meters (g/t) grams per tonne Gold equivalent is calculated at a ratio of 63:1 silver to gold Gold and Silver assays were conducted by ALS Chemex

    Drill Hole Locations

    Hole No. East North Elevation Az Angle Depth -------- ---- ----- --------- --- ----- ----- EOCI-5 454,569 3,449,162 1,060 190 -45 74.7 EOCI-6 454,453 3,449,286 1,060 190 -60 32.0 EOCI-7 455,080 3,448,151 1,060 0 -90 53.4 EOCI-8 454,812 3,447,915 1,063 150 -45 61.0 EOCI-9 454,762 3,447,882 1,053 150 -45 61.0 EOCI-10 455,119 3,448,214 1,060 0 -90 80.8 EOCI-11 454,911 3,447,986 1,048 150 -45 85.3 EOCI-12 454,886 3,447,628 1,054 150 -60 82.3 EOCI-13 454,768 3,447,576 1,057 150 -60 120.4 EOCI-14 454,682 3,447,547 1,060 150 -60 91.4 EOCI-17 454,770 3,447,476 1,063 0 -90 64.0 EOCI-18 455,070 3,448,278 1,047 0 -90 111.3 EOCI-19 456,641 3,448,518 1,136 355 -60 83.8 EOCI-20 454,822 3,447,600 1,057 150 -60 73.2 EOCI-21 454,848 3,447,675 1,053 150 -60 77.7 EOCI-22 454,561 3,449,194 1,063 0 -90 160.2 EOCI-23 454,461 3,449,326 1,049 190 -60 71.6 EOCI-24 455,130 3,448,297 1,048 0 -90 102.7 EOCI-25 457,123 3,444,887 1,068 150 -60 251.5 EOCI-26 457,211 3,444,843 1,048 300 -45 93.0 EOCI-28 455,233 3,448,384 1,051 0 -90 91.4 EOCI-30 454,956 3,447,949 1,053 150 -60 65.5 EOCI-31 454,993 3,448,184 1,052 0 -90 25.9 EOCI-32 454,615 3,448,791 1,049 190 -45 41.2 EOCI-33 455,173 3,448,255 1,051 0 -90 71.7 EOCI-35 454,897 3,447,908 1,053 150 -60 80.8 EOCI-36 454,991 3,448,184 1,052 0 -90 62.5 EOCI-37 454,937 3,448,157 1,050 150 -60 70.1 EOCI-38 454,845 3,448,158 1,046 0 -90 150.9 EOCI-39 454,875 3,448,033 1,043 0 -90 100.6 EOCI-40 454,565 3,448,792 1,050 190 -60 61.0 EOCI-42 454,501 3,449,181 1,057 0 -90 65.6 EOCI-44 455,024 3,448,212 1,056 0 -90 100.6 EOCI-45 454,894 3,448,194 1,047 0 -90 100.6 EOCI-46 454,401 3,449,300 1,047 190 -60 41.1 EOCI-47 454,512 3,449,271 1,049 190 -60 54.9 EOCI-48 454,738 3,447,925 1,048 150 -60 70.1 EOCI-49 454,695 3,447,977 1,045 0 -90 150.9 EOCI-50 454,942 3,448,233 1,044 0 -90 132.6 EOCI-51 454,988 3,448,260 1,045 0 -90 120.4 EOCI-52 454,886 3,448,118 1,048 0 -90 80.8 EOCI-53 454,941 3,448,295 1,045 0 -90 144.8 EOCI-54 455,029 3,448,313 1,046 0 -90 121.9 EOCI-55 454,852 3,448,238 1,043 0 -90 99.1 EOCI-56 454,886 3,448,118 1,048 150 -60 70.1 EOCI-57 454,959 3,448,032 1,046 150 -60 59.4 EOCI-58 455,022 3,448,146 1,049 0 -90 99.1 EOCI-59 454,832 3,448,000 1,046 0 -90 108.1 EOCI-60 454,505 3,448,806 1,050 190 -60 68.6 EOCI-61 454,477 3,448,815 1,050 190 -60 61.0 EOCI-62 454,832 3,448,075 1,045 0 -90 86.9 EOCI-64 455,462 3,449,972 1,097 150 -60 41.1 EOCI-65 454,959 3,447,662 1,052 0 -90 80.8 EOCI-66 454,788 3,448,050 1,042 0 -90 117.3 EOCI-67 454,575 3,448,851 1,050 190 -60 100.6 EOCI-70 455,082 3,448,350 1,042 0 -90 108.2 EOCI-71 454,799 3,448,124 1,049 0 -90 111.2 EOCI-72 454,744 3,447,714 1,044 150 -60 114.2 EOCI-73 455,008 3,448,081 1,047 0 -90 68.6

    (Datum UTM-NAD27) Property Details

    The properties are located west of the village of Saric in Northern Sonora, Mexico and are accessible by paved road 60 miles North East of Capital Gold's El Chanate mine located near the towns of Caborca and Altar. Capital Gold acquired the El Oso project concession group from local prospectors in early 2008. The claim group consists of leased and owned concessions totaling 4,093 hectares. The topography consists of low rolling hills with an average elevation of 1,050 meters. The location of the property allows Capital Gold to utilize its infrastructure at "El Chanate" during the exploration period and would take advantage of this if a mineable resource was identified at the Saric concessions.

    Geological Setting

    The area of interest is underlain by Cretaceous and Tertiary age volcanic and intrusive rocks. These volcanic rocks rest on or intrude older granodiorite. Mineralization is structurally controlled and associated with low angle zones which trend northeast. Mineralization is low sulfidation and is associated with iron oxide alteration, and quartz pyrite stockwork veining. During the next phase of drilling, a series of core holes is planned to better understand the lithology and mineralization within the mineralized structure.

    Metallurgical Testing

    Preliminary testing at Capital Gold's metallurgical laboratory at "El Chanate" on surface samples has demonstrated good cyanide solubility and low reagent consumption. In addition, test work on drill hole mineralized material show good gold and silver cyanide solubility.

    Quality Control & Quality Assurance

    Since the inception of the exploration at the Saric properties, SRK Consulting of Lakewood, Colorado has been involved during each step of the process and has reviewed and commented on the results of the work completed to date and will assist Capital Gold on the next phase of the exploration program.

    About Capital Gold

    Capital Gold Corporation (CGLD: CGC) is a gold production and exploration company. Through its Mexican subsidiaries and affiliates, it owns 100% of the "El Chanate" gold mine located near the town of Caborca in Sonora, Mexico. It also owns and leases mineral concessions near the town of Saric, also in Sonora, that are undergoing preliminary exploration for gold and silver mineralization. Additional information about Capital Gold and the El Chanate Gold Mine is available on the Company's website, http://www.capitalgoldcorp.com/.

    Statements in this press release, other than statements of historical information, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. Actual performance and results may differ materially from those projected or suggested due to certain risks and uncertainties, some of which are described below. Such forward-looking statements include comments regarding the establishment and estimates of mineral reserves and non-reserve mineralized material, future increases in mineral reserves, the recovery of any mineral reserves, grade, processing rates and capacity, estimated future gold production, the impact of any hedging arrangements, including the termination of such arrangements; potential mine life and future growth of the company. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include timing of and, unexpected events during expansion; variations in ore grade, tonnes mined, crushed or milled; delay or failure to receive board or government approvals; the availability of adequate water supplies; mining or processing issues; and fluctuations in gold price and costs. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting the Company will be those anticipated by management.

    Any forecasts contained in this press release constitute management's current estimates, as of the date of this press release, with respect to the matters covered thereby. We expect that these estimates will change as new information is received and that actual results will vary from these estimates, possibly by material amounts. While we may elect to update these estimates at any time, we do not undertake to update any estimate at any particular time or in response to any particular event. Investors and others should not assume that any forecasts in this press release represent management's estimate as of any date other than the date of this press release. Additional information concerning certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual, results to differ materially from that projected or suggested is contained in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the past 12 months, copies of which are available from the SEC or may be obtained upon request from the Company.

    Capital Gold Corporation

    CONTACT: Kelly Cody, Manager of Investor Relations , Capital Gold
    Corporation, +1-212-344-2785, Fax: +1-212-344-4537 ,
    kelly@capitalgoldcorp.com, or Media Inquiries: Victor Webb or Madlene Olson,
    Marston Webb International, +1-212-684-6601, or Fax: +1-212-725-4709,
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    Web Site: http://www.capitalgoldcorp.com/




    General Dynamics Awarded $16 Million to Support the Defense Acquisition University

    FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics , has been awarded a $15.6 million, five-year contract to support the Department of Defense's Defense Acquisition University (DAU) at Fort Belvoir, Va.

    General Dynamics will provide support to the DAU learning asset program, which governs the technology and curriculum used to teach students in the classroom or through the Internet. Services provided include program office support as well as technical expertise in developing and sustaining learning assets life cycle processes, tools and best practices support. General Dynamics will provide enterprise solutions in the areas of learning management systems, analysis and learning asset configuration management, and distance learning. Learning assets refer to the content in all its forms -- PowerPoint presentations, web-based modules, video clips -- used to perform training or enhance learning.

    The DAU provides practitioner training, career management and services to enable the Department of Defense Acquisition, Technology and Logistics community to make smart business decisions and deliver timely, affordable capabilities to the warfighter in six major program areas -- acquisition management; information technology; procurement and contracting; technical management; business, cost estimating and financial management; and logistics.

    "General Dynamics will use its proven, innovative expertise in training systems to merge legacy assets and programs with state-of-the-art learning solutions that will allow the university keep pace in today's rapidly changing environment," said Harry Shackelford, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology's Aviation Joint Solutions sector. "In addition, we will help the Defense Acquisition University meet future-generation distance learning requirements by implementing best practices and providing the necessary learning technologies going forward."

    As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, federal civilian government and commercial sectors. With approximately 16,000 professionals worldwide, the company manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs delivering IT services and enterprise solutions. More information about General Dynamics Information Technology is available at http://www.gdit.com/.

    General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,300 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at http://www.gd.com/.

    General Dynamics Information Technology

    CONTACT: Mark Meudt of General Dynamics Information Technology,
    +1-703-246-0525, or Fax, +1-703-246-0206, Mark.Meudt@gdit.com

    Web Site: http://www.gdit.com/

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