|To: blake roberts who wrote (34557)||3/1/2000 2:14:00 PM|
There you are Blake! <gg> QTEK, SETO, RTIN....will |
be very hot shortly!
BTW, QTEK may be hard to buy due to the symbol change
that took place today. The 'git'er's in early will
be rewarded IMO. Call to broker may be the only way
to buy it now.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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|To: TokyoMex who wrote ()||3/9/2000 9:30:00 AM|
Exclusive Cruises & Resorts Inc. Announces Completion of New Corporate Web Site, www.xclustock.com|
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 09, 2000--Exclusive Cruises & Resorts Inc. (OTC BB: XCLU) announced today that the company has established a corporate and investor related Web site at www.xclustock.com.
Dr. George Macropulos, chairman & president of Exclusive Cruises stated: "The establishment of our Web site is an enormous resource for both our clients and Investors. We are able to increase the company's visibility to a vast, and rapidly growing sector of Internet users. This site will also link potential investors/customers with www.eVacationClub.com and once completed, will allow us to fully integrate airline & cruise ticketing, car rental, and vacation sales through the Internet with our subsidiary ExclusiVacations, Inc." With similuar companies such as Travelocity.com, Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), Priceline.com (NASDAQ: PCLN), Pegasus Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGS) and Galileo International (NYSE: GLC), making substantial investments in the same Internet arena as ExclusiVactions, Inc. in the past 24 months, industry analysts James Kissane of The Bear Stearns Companies Inc. (NYSE: BSC) recently estimated Internet travel sales will approach $30 Billion by 2003 and will only be a fraction of the $3.7 trillion estimated to be spent on worldwide travel sales. "The potential for growth is outstanding," commented Dr. Macropulos. "If ExclusiVactions, Inc. can capture even a fraction of the overall spending numbers, XCLU should grow extremely well."
The site currently includes the company profile, all press releases, and comprehensive investor relations information.
Exclusive Cruises and Resorts, Inc. is the parent company of ExclusiVacations, Inc., it's principal sales and fulfillment arm. The company's sources of revenue include timesharing, cruise and room sales from its own properties, as well as general travel services to its customer base.
Financial 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 statements about the Company's future expectations, including future revenues and earnings, and all other forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. Since these statements (future operational results and sales) involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results could differ materially from expected results.
For Exclusive Cruises and Resorts, Inc.
Steven G. Trapp & Company, 888/253-2542
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