|To: TokyoMex who wrote ()||2/28/2000 8:17:00 PM|
Football Network Establishes Association With Amazon.com|
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 28, 2000--TFN, The Football Network, Inc., (OTC BB: TFNK), announced that it is participating in the Amazon.com Associates Program with Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) to provide the best available service for its Merchandise Store located at www.footballnetwork.com. The Amazon.com Associates Program is the No. 1 selling program on the Internet with over 400,000 members. Customers who log onto TFN's merchandise store will be provided with a hyperlink to Amazon who is the Internet's number one retailer for music, DVD, video, and books.
Jantonio Turner, President of the Football Network, stated, "Utilizing the No. 1 selling program on the internet with www.footballnetwork.com ensures our customers the largest selections on the internet and the best service available. Becoming a member of the Amazon.com Associates Program serves as a model for similar future corporate website developments. TFN, The Football Network, Inc. is currently revamping its online e-commerce section to ensure a full product offering for its on-line customers and members."
Revenue from the Amazon.com Associates Program will be earned on merchandise purchased through the Amazon.com link.
Amazon.com opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in July of 1995 and today offers the worlds largest selection with online auctions and free electronic greeting cards. Amazon.com lists more than 18 million unique items in categories including books, CD's toys, electronics, videos, DVD's home improvement products, software and video games.
TFN, The Football Network, Inc. is an integrated multimedia company superserving football enthusiasts by connecting them to the sport via any and all means, including at present the Web and radio and in the future via cable/satellite TV and broadband. For more information, please visit our Website - www.footballnetwork.com or call us directly at 888-404-TDTV.
Statements about the Company's future expectations, including future revenues and earnings, and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are 'forward-looking statements' within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The company intends that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results could differ materially from expected results.
The Football Network, Los Angeles
Tawny White, 323/898-8388
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|To: TokyoMex who wrote ()||2/29/2000 10:23:00 AM|
Donner Corp. International Issues Speculative Buy Recommendation On Exclusive Cruises & Resorts|
SANTA ANA, Calif., Feb. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Donner Corporation International, a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers, CRD number 37702.
Donner Corp. International, an Investment Banking firm headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., today issued a Speculative Buy Recommendation and initiated coverage on Exclusive Cruises & Resorts, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: XCLU), Miami Beach, Fla. Exclusive Cruises & Resorts will operate smaller cruise ships in niche markets largely for older travelers with the time and money who want personal attention.
"The Company's small luxury cruise operations will offer a more personal vacation experience to the large percentage of the traveling public that has become increasingly dissatisfied with the impersonal nature of larger cruise ships," Donner said. "A large percentage of these travelers are in the over 50 age group and have the resources to spend on cruises and resorts where they will be treated on a more personal level."
The Donner Report stressed that "there are very few small ship cruise companies in existence today and those that are in operation are very profitable." Donner said the management of Exclusive Cruises & Resorts is experienced in the products and services offered and that the business strategy being followed "has been tried and tested in the United States and Europe with extraordinary results."
"We believe Exclusive Cruises & Resorts' stock is undervalued considering the rapidly growing worldwide demand for more personal, less hectic vacation experiences, the almost total lack of competition in the small luxury cruise ship industry, and the Company's experienced, dedicated management team," Donner said.
Copies of the Donner report on Exclusive Cruises & Resorts are available at 1-800-324-6050.
(The information contained herein is based on sources believed to be reliable but is not guaranteed by this company and is not comprehensive. It is not to be construed as an offer or the solicitation of an offer to sell or buy securities mentioned herein. The Company, its members, affiliates and employees may have long or short positions, which could be substantial, in securities discussed or recommended and may purchase, sell, or trade these securities from time to time in the open market or otherwise. In addition, this Company may from time to time perform investment banking, corporate finance, provide services for, and solicit investment banking, corporate finance, or other business from the issuers of such securities for a fee.)
SOURCE: Donner Corporation International
CONTACT: Donner Corporation International, 800-324-6050
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|To: blake roberts who wrote (34557)||3/1/2000 2:14:00 PM|
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|To: TokyoMex who wrote ()||3/2/2000 9:37:00 AM|
Nova Pharmaceutical Inc. Announces Agreement with Hawthorne Direct, Inc. For NxTrim Direct Marketing Campaign|
LAKE ELSINORE, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Nova Pharmaceutical Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NOVX) has signed a direct marketing agreement with the nation's first infomercial ad agency, Hawthorne Direct, Inc. The agreement entails the production and airing of a thirty-minute direct response infomercial for Nova's flagship product NxTrim.
Hawthorne, based in Farfield Iowa, has managed over 350 infomercial campaigns, with companies such as Apple Computer, Bank of America, Jenny Craig, and Slim Fast. Hawthorne Direct is responsible for the creative and production for Nova Pharmaceutical's infomercial, introducing the Company's NxTrim product to the DRTV audience.
NxTrim is a natural dietary supplement that was launched by Nova Pharmaceutical Inc. in February of 1998. Today, the product is distributed in over 11,000 locations in the U.S., including Albertsons/American Stores, Inc., Rite Aid, and Longs Drug. According to the most recent report released by Information Resources Inc., NxTrim is ranked number one in its class in the California Drug market. Nova's CEO, Ralph Mann, is confident that the successful performance of NxTrim through retail channels will reflect in the infomercial. "NxTrim is a proven seller, and is also proven to deliver results," says Mr. Mann. The Company conducted a 90-day double blind clinical study. Results indicated that subjects who used NxTrim in conjunction with a prescribed exercise and healthy eating plan, lost an average of 27 pounds with no adverse side-effects. The placebo group involved in the study, which used a multi-vitamin, lost an average of 10 pounds.
Founder, Chairman and Executive Creative Director for Hawthorne Direct, Timothy R. Hawthorne said, "We are pleased to be marketing a naturally safe solution to weight loss through DRTV. We have incredibly high expectations for the Nova Pharmaceutical's NxTrim campaign. The diet and weight loss category of direct response television has enjoyed phenomenal success and we believe that the DRTV world will respond favorably to NxTrim."
Nova has expressed its confidence in Hawthorne's ability to pair high quality infomercials with strategic media buys within all requirements of various Government regulatory authorities. "Hawthorne provides a complete package," says Mr. Mann. He adds, "they take all necessary steps to ensure success. The team involved with this project has extensive experience with promotions of this nature." Nova and Hawthorne plan to begin the testing of the infomercial in April of this year.
The Company will be developing a new web site specifically for the infomercial. The company has secured the domain www.nxtrim.com for direct e-commerce support. The web site will reflect the features of the infomercial with a secured on-line order page.
Nova is confident that it will be successful with the direct marketing campaign for NxTrim and plans to continue to support its retail channels of distribution. The Company believes that the increased exposure for NxTrim will generate increased movement through its current retail channels of distribution, as well as increasing the distribution for the product.
About Nova Pharmaceutical Inc
Nova Pharmaceutical Inc. is a publicly traded company on the OTC Bulletin Board (ticker symbol:NOVX). The company's patented weight loss product, NxTrim, achieved first year sales of $2,000,000, and is currently the number one selling diet aid in the California Drug class of trade according to data provided by Information Resources Inc.
Nova Pharmaceutical Inc. is the sole manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of Gold's Gym Nutrition supplements.
More information about the products and services of Nova Pharmaceutical Inc is available at the Company's web site www.novanx.com. The Company also hosts an informational web site for the Gold's Gym Nutrition line of products at www.goldsgymnutrition.com.
Certain statements in this release are "forward looking" statements as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
SOURCE: Nova Pharmaceutical Inc.
CONTACT: Ralph Mann, CEO & President, or Jim Ayres, Vice President & Secretary, email@example.com, both of Nova Pharmaceutical Inc., 888-495-NOVA (6682); or Joe Stapley of Travis Morgan Securities, 949-261-2906, for Nova Pharmaceutical Inc.
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|To: TokyoMex who wrote ()||3/5/2000 3:05:00 AM|
|From: Dr. Microcap|
Players Network Announces the Signing of the Largest Affiliate Contract in Company History|
LAS VEGAS, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Players Network (OTC Bulletin Board : PNTVE - news) today announced the signing of the largest Affiliate Services Agreement in the Company's history with Horseshoe Gaming. Under the terms of the agreement, Players Network will install their Interactive Closed Circuit Television Network and produce in-house television programming for Horseshoe Gaming's casino/hotels in Bossier City, Louisiana and Robinsonville, Mississippi.
The agreement provides for production of educational programs by Players Network that teach gamblers more about the games and can improve their ability to play. The two Horseshoe Gaming properties will also be marketed via Players Network's gaming and entertainment Internet portal, playersnetwork.com.
Commenting on the agreement, Mark Bradley, President of Players Network said, ``This agreement, along with the recently announced agreements with International Game Technology and Ameristar Casinos indicates a growing interest in gaming content. We look forward to a long relationship with Horseshoe Gaming. Horseshoe is the premier operator in the markets in which they compete, outperforming competitors in their respective arenas. We are proud to have this opportunity to work with them.'
This agreement also marks the entry of Players Network into the Mississippi and Louisiana markets. Players Network is now showing in casino/hotels in Nevada, Iowa, Mississippi, Louisiana and soon worldwide on the Internet.
Players Network also announced that their stock symbol had temporarily been changed to PNTVE. This is due to the NASD Eligibility Rule for Over the Counter Bulletin board companies. Players Network has filed their Form 10-SB with the SEC in order to become a publicly traded company and retain their Over the Counter Bulletin Board listing. The Company will update shareholders as soon as the SEC responds to the Form 10-SB with comments. Players Network owns and operates PlayersNetwork.com, a gaming and entertainment Internet Portal which combines content, e-commerce and video on the World Wide Web. Players Network is the first and only digital 24-hour gaming and entertainment network which specializes in producing customized television programming to serve the rapidly growing gaming industry. Players Network delivers its 24-hour television channel directly into hotel and casino guestrooms and on the Internet. The Company's format is designed to educate new players and promote casino games and activities. With 180 million people per year visiting U.S. casinos, the industry is now the largest form of participant entertainment in the world. Programming includes shows on basic gaming instruction, news, sports and racing, entertainment and tournaments.
SOURCE: Players Network
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|To: TokyoMex who wrote ()||3/7/2000 9:02:00 AM|
YOCREAM International, Inc. Net Income Jumps 53 Percent in First Quarter on 30 Percent Higher Sales|
PORTLAND, Ore., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- YOCREAM International, Inc. (Nasdaq: YOCM), a manufacturer and wholesaler of frozen desserts and smoothies, today reported its seventh consecutive quarter of increased sales and net income.
Sales rose 30 percent for the quarter ended January 31, 2000 to $2.8 million from $2.2 million in the same 1999 period on the strength of higher demand from existing customers for smoothie and frozen yogurt products. Net income of $76,000 increased 53 percent from $49,500 a year ago -- fueled by higher sales, increased gross margins and lower interest expense. On a per share basis, earnings were up 50 percent to $.03 per diluted share compared to $.02 in the same 1999 quarter.
"Our existing smoothie and frozen yogurt products continue to gain market share," said Douglas Caudell, chief financial officer of YOCREAM International. "In addition, we plan to introduce two new products within the next six months that will further expand our product line in both wholesale and retail markets." At the same time, the company is increasing its presence in the international market and anticipates shipping its initial product to a customer in Great Britain during the second quarter of fiscal 2000.
Caudell said that the company is well positioned for continued growth. "Our balance sheet is strong, " he said. "We have completely paid down our working capital line of credit and reduced interest expense more than 70 percent quarter-over-quarter."
The company has kept pace with growing sales in the past two years from its existing production plant, according to Caudell. During fiscal 2000, additional production capacity is planned by reconfiguring current plant space in Portland and by installing additional equipment. The move is expected to increase production capacity by approximately 50 percent with a minimum of capital expenditure.
YOCREAM International, Inc. makes, markets and sells frozen desserts, snacks and smoothies throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. It sells primarily to food distributors and wholesale clubs; and the company's products are available in restaurants, convenience stores, schools, hospitals, corporate cafeterias and wholesale clubs.
This release may contain certain forward-looking statements, which are based on management's current expectations. Factors that could cause future results to vary materially from these expectations include, but are not limited to, change in distribution abilities, level of customer acceptance of new products, change in co-packing relationships and strategic alliances, and other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and factors affecting the company's operations, pricing, products and service. For a more complete discussion of the risks associated with forward-looking information, refer to the Risk Factors contained in the company's Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 28, 2000.
YOCREAM International, Inc.
Three Months Ended
Sales $2,838,025 $2,177,866
Cost of sales 1,965,761 1,527,360
Gross profit 872,264 650,506
Selling, general and
administrative expenses 748,359 559,759
Income from operations 123,905 90,747
Other income (expenses) (482) (22,244)
Income before taxes 123,423 68,503
Income tax provision 47,400 19,000
Net income $76,023 $49,503
Earnings per common share
Basic $0.03 $0.02
Diluted $0.03 $0.02
Shares used in per share calculation
Basic 2,298,391 2,318,908
Diluted 2,336,411 2,384,456
SOURCE: YOCREAM International, Inc.
CONTACT: Terry Lusetti, Investor Relations of YOCREAM International, Inc., 503-256-3754; or Dolores Chenoweth of in.ves'com, 503-469-0338, for YOCREAM International, Inc.
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