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France examines investment possibilities in Agartala
France is looking for investment possibilities in North-East following the removal of Restricted Area Permits (RAP) from the region. ANI

Airtel shuts down operations in Manipur following militants attacks
Following continuous attacks by militants on telecom towers and employees associated with the industry in Manipur, the tower service of Airtel company has stopped its operations in the state. ANI

Capcom Tops 'Investor Relations Site Ranking 2011'
Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) is pleased to announce that its investor relations website was awarded first place among all listed companies for the third consecutive year on Gomez Consulting Co., Ltd's "Investor Relations Site Ranking 2011 ACN Newswire

Capcom Announces Strategic Subsidiary in Social Game Business and Plans for Global Expansion
The Board of Directors of Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) approved a resolution on April 19, 2011 to establish a subsidiary to be called Beeline Interactive Japan Co., Ltd. The new company will develop and distribute social games to users of smartphones in Japan and other Asian countries ACN Newswire

Abbott Japan and Eisai Receive Approval to Market the Pancreatic Digestive Enzyme Replacement Drug Lipacreon(R) (pancrelipase) in Japan
Abbott Japan Co., Ltd. and Eisai Co., Ltd. (TSE: 4523) announced today that they have received approval to market the pancreatic enzyme replacement drug Lipacreon(R)(pancrelipase) in Japan as a pancreatic digestive enzyme replacement in patients with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Cloud Service Deployed by Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Earthquake Recovery Efforts
Fujitsu today announced that its cloud service has been utilized by the Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) to create an information system which provides details on available housing and job openings to disaster evacuees. The information system began operations April 19, 2011 ACN Newswire

Toyota Outlines Timeline for Production Normalization
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced today that its production operations, which were negatively affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, are expected to normalize around November or December 2011.In Japan, depending on vehicle model, normalization* of production is expected to start in July, with normalization completing around November or December ACN Newswire

Eisai: Halaven(R) Receives Approval in Japan for the Treatment of Inoperable and Recurrent Breast Cancer
Eisai Co., Ltd. (TSE: 4523) announced today that it has received approval to market its novel anticancer Halaven(R) Injection 1mg (eribulin mesylate) in Japan for the treatment of inoperable and recurrent breast cancer ACN Newswire

RIKEN: Signaling Pathway Reveals Mechanism for B Cell Differentiation in Immune Response
An article in Science Signaling by researchers at the RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI) has clarified for the first time the mechanism governing differentiation of B cells into antibody-producing plasma cells ACN Newswire

Autochinanet.com: Apples's Earning Step to a New Level
Autochinanet.com reports that Apple Second Quarter Earning is 24.6 billion U.S dollars, which hit new record. Autochinanet.com analyzes that Apple's earning will step to a new level in the future.Autochinanet.com points out at present, Apple's iPad development will not have many challenges, and the only risk is tension in the supply chain that will affect iPad 2 shipment.Autochinanet ACN Newswire

Qubeey Officially Launches
Luthier Society, Inc. -- You finally have the ability to multitask while enjoying interaction with your favorite social site features. You can work on any program on your computer while live chatting with your friends, broadcasting, watching YouTube videos, Tweeting or even commenting on your Facebook. Meet your new communications mega-hub... Qubeey. MarketWire

Babygrande Records Remembers Keith "Guru" Elam With Donation to His Son
A year ago, the world lost a true musical pioneer when Keith Edward Elam, better known to fans as Guru, abruptly passed away. To honor his legacy, Revive Da Live Big Band played a tribute show last night at Le Poisson Rouge in memory of Guru and his Jazzmatazz series. At last night's event, Babygrande Records showed respect to one of rap's most influential lyricists MarketWire

"Skincare News" Presents Baby Quasar MD: Advanced Anti-Aging Skincare Technology for Youthful Skin
About Baby Quasar MD Originally developed for medical professionals, the Baby Quasar MD uses high-powered LED and SequePulse® technology to safely improve the appearance of aging skin. Four wavelengths of red and infrared light help to stimulate collagen production, increasing blood flow and diminishing wrinkles MarketWire

AgraQuest Inc. Embraces the Spirit of Earth Day Throughout the Year
Faced with the challenge of feeding 9 billion hungry people sustainably by the year 2050, farmers today are looking for solutions that address three needs: how to increase productivity, improve food quality, and minimize environmental and human impact MarketWire

Special Committee of Board of Directors of Tix Corporation Retains Financial Advisor
Tix Corporation ("Tix" or the "Company") (OTCQX: TIXC), a leading entertainment company providing discount ticketing services and branded event merchandising, today announced that the Special Committee of its Board of Directors has retained B. Riley & Co., LLC as its financial advisor. MarketWire

Specialty Coffee Association of America Awards 2011 Coffees of the Year
The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and the Roasters Guild awarded ten specialty coffees with the "Coffees of the Year" title at its 2011 Coffees of the Year Competition, which will be celebrated at the 23rd annual SCAA Event, April 28 - May 1, 2011 in Houston, Texas MarketWire

CT Realty Investors Tops Recent Inland Empire Activity With Acquisition of Champagne Property
CT Realty Investors (www.ctrinvestors.com) of Aliso Viejo, Calif. has acquired the Champagne Building in Ontario, Calif. for $17 million. The 386,000-square-foot industrial warehouse, located at 1671 Champagne Ave. on a 15.27-acre site, was purchased from RGR Development Corp. With the Champagne acquisition, CT Realty expands its Inland Empire holdings to more than 3.3 million square feet. MarketWire

Local Reprographics Firm Receives Sustainability Award From International Trade Association SGIA
ARC Southern California, the region's leading provider of imaging and document management services for the architecture, engineering, and construction industries, has been honored for its innovative sustainability practices. Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) based in Fairfax, Va MarketWire

BofI Holding, Inc. Elects James J. Court to Its Board of Directors
BofI Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOFI), holding company of Bank of Internet USA, announced today the election of James J. Court to the Company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Court will be an independent director and his election fills the vacancy left by the passing of Mr. Gordon Witter in January 2011. Mr. Court will chair the Company's Technology and Operations Committee. MarketWire

Bruno Mars' Debut Album Certified Platinum in the US, UK, Canada and More; Over 14 Million Singles Sold Worldwide; Grammy-Winner to Perform on American Idol Thursday, April 28th; Acclaimed Artist Named to the 2011 TIME 100; "The Lazy Song" Climbs the Charts as Video Scores Heavy Rotation Across MTV
Elektra recording artist Bruno Mars' debut album "DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS" is now RIAA-certified Platinum in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, and 2x Platinum-certified in Ireland. The album is also RIAA-certified Gold across multiple international territories including Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and France MarketWire

Sunrise Consulting Group, Inc. to Address Shareholders and Customers in a "Letter From the CEO"
Sunrise Consulting Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SNRS) announced today that on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 10am EDT the company will be updating its shareholders and customers with a detailed announcement including a "Letter from the CEO." The company believes that this much anticipated communication to its customers and shareholders will be well received and Sunrise looks forward to releasing the news MarketWire

Gillis Center
In the news release, "Gillis Center Announces the Winners of the 29th Annual Kansas City Spirit Awards," issued earlier today by Gillis Center, we are advised by the company that the headline of the release should read "Gillis Center Announces the Winners of the 30th Annual Kansas City Spirit Awards," rather than "29th" as originally issued MarketWire

Pedal Over Parkinson's Rides Through Texas on National Trek Ending in San Diego
In September 2009, Shannon Stutzman sent his brother Shane a text message that said, "Check out Team Fox. Let's ride coast-to-coast and raise a million dollars for Parkinson's." MarketWire

Gillis Center Announces the Winners of the 29th Annual Kansas City Spirit Awards
Gillis Center, a Kansas City organization dedicated to helping at-risk children and families, announces the 2011 Spirit Awards Celebration to be held on Monday, May 16, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel with cocktails a 6:00 p.m. CT and dinner at 7:00 p.m. CT. MarketWire

Script Pipeline to Award $100,000 Cash/Prizes in International Writing Competition
"It really boils down to access, something even the best writers have trouble securing," said General Manager Matt Misetich. "What we've been able to do for writers in the past two years alone has been pretty awesome." MarketWire

Baseball Is Back and So Is Summer Travel Thanks to LeatherBagsAndMore.com
Major League Baseball is back and along with the sound of a bat's cracking, summer travel is on the way back. "Today's travel consumer is focused on functional, lightweight and smartly designed items," says Alex Frankel, Owner of LeatherBagsAndMore.com MarketWire

SearchMedia Confirms Ongoing Engagement of Independent Auditors
SearchMedia Holdings Limited ("SearchMedia" or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: IDI) (NYSE Amex: IDI.WS), one of China's leading nationwide multi-platform media companies, today filed a Form 6-K confirming that it will continue its relationship with its current auditors, Bernstein & Pinchuk ("B&P"), by retaining the newly formed entity, Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk LLP ("MarcumBP") MarketWire

Medtronic World Headquarters Certified Green
It's Earth Week -- and for the world's largest medical technology company, sustainability is a "big" deal. The 509,483 square foot Medtronic World Headquarters recently achieved Green Globes Continual Improvement of Existing Buildings (CIEB) certification by the Green Building Initiative (GBI) for achievements in sustainable operations and maintenance. MarketWire

Spicy Pickle Franchising, Inc. Annual Update and Report
Spicy Pickle Franchising, Inc.'s (OTCQB: SPKL) Chief Executive Officer Mark Laramie presented an update and annual report today regarding the company. He commented: "We believe the company has reached a pivotal moment in its history. We are now experiencing the culmination of a year's planning and efforts for both our brands MarketWire

Plantronics Celebrates Earth Day as Largest Solar Panel Installation in Santa Cruz County Nears Completion
Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) today announced that its solar panel installation is nearing completion and it is bringing in local vendors to raise environmental awareness among employees. These activities are part of Plantronics' Earth Day celebration and will help the company and its associates reduce impact on the environment. MarketWire

This Mother's Day, Calling Mom Doesn't Have to Be a Pain
Older moms may rest assured that they can have a painless conversation this Mother's Day with the D613 cordless amplified telephone created by Clarity, a division of Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) MarketWire

Take the Hassle out of Managing Parking Permits -- Introducing PermitPoint
Today The Toledo Ticket Company, the largest producer of parking permits in the United States, announced their strategic partnership with OmniPark, a leading provider of parking management products and services to release PermitPoint MarketWire

Introducing Zacuto's New Zgrip Gloves
Zacuto's new Zgrip Gloves are the ideal supplements to all Zacuto Zgrip handles, also known as handgrips. When shooting video for any extended amount of time, any shooter knows that comfort is of the utmost importance and Zacuto is also well aware of this. We are always looking for new ways to increase comfort and lessen fatigue for shooters MarketWire

SkinStore Blog Releases List of Top 10 Gifts for Mother's Day
The SkinStore Blog, a beauty blogging web site associated with the online beauty retailer SkinStore.com, recently released a list of the Top 10 Mother's Day gifts for 2011. Most women adore receiving beauty gifts and with so many choices on the market, it's best to have some help when choosing the perfect item. MarketWire

QuickLogic Announces Q1, 2011 Earnings Conference Call
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the lowest power Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs) solutions leader, has scheduled a conference call to discuss the company's earnings results for its fiscal first quarter on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time / 5:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. MarketWire

TicketNetwork Advisory -- Summer Concert Season Heats Up
Summer is typically the busiest time of the year for concerts, complete with tours and festivals. The summer of 2011 will be no different, with a large number of high-profile acts making circuits around the United States and Canada. MarketWire

Pixable Closes $3.6 Million Series B Financing
Pixable (www.pixable.com), the destination to discover and enjoy social photos, announced it has closed $3.6 million in series B financing, led by Menlo Ventures, a Silicon Valley firm with investments in other well known consumer Internet companies such as MOG, IMVU, Roku, Flurry, and SpeedDate MarketWire

International Polo Club Palm Beach Closes Record-Breaking Season With USPA 107th U.S. Open Polo Championship Final
From the thundering of the horses' hooves to the pops of champagne corks, International Polo Club Pam Beach (IPC) culminated its 2011 Palm Beach Polo Season on Piaget Field, Sunday, April 17th with the coveted USPA 107th U.S. Open Polo Championship Finals in front of nearly 10,000 fans, the largest crowd at IPC since the club's inception. MarketWire

TAB Bank Announces First Quarter Fundings
TAB Bank provided $36 million in working capital facilities for 24 businesses during the first quarter of 2011. The facilities included asset-based lines, accounts receivable lines, re-discount lines, equipment loans, and lender participations. MarketWire

New Mexico Regional Extension Center Selects Sage as an Appropriate and Qualified Electronic Health Records Provider
Sage Healthcare Division announced today that it has been named an appropriate and qualified vendor of the New Mexico Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (NM HITREC) MarketWire

First Quarter Results Announced for First Financial Corporation
First Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: THFF)today announced results for the three months ended March 31, 2011. Netincome for the quarter increased 54.8% or $3.1 million to $8.8 million fromthe $5.7 million reported for 2010. Return on assets and return on equityfor 2011 was 1.42% and 10.76%, respectively, compared to 0.92% and 7.29%for 2010. Earnings per share increased $0.24 to $0 MarketWire

Building a Better App Ecosystem -- Quixey Announces Developer Accounts
Quixey has exciting news for app developers. When Quixey launches on May 23rd, it will offer Developer Accounts. The functional search engine will allow developers to edit their apps' information, access extensive app analytics and view comments about their apps from across the web. MarketWire

Goddard High School, Kansas, Wins Project Earth 2011 Earth Day Contest
Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E & E) (NASDAQ: EEI) is proud to announce the Project Earth 2011 Earth Day Contest project winners, selected from entries received from schools across the United States: MarketWire

NeighborWorks Acts to Meet Green Challenges in Building and Beyond Bricks and Mortar
This Earth Day 2011, NeighborWorks® America, one of the largest community development corporations in the country, renewed its commitment to provide training, technical assistance and grants to help more nonprofit businesses in the NeighborWorks® network continue to innovate by incorporating green strategies throughout their programs MarketWire

California Supplier of Major Brand Sports Uniforms and Equipment Expands to Be a National Supplier
A northern California sports supply and equipment company, Athletic Supply Corporation (ASC), has expanded its services and business to a national level. ASC provides professional quality uniforms, shoes and sporting equipment to high school, college, as well amateur and professional sports enthusiasts across the country with prompt delivery and at very competitive prices. MarketWire

Connect by Hertz First in the Nation to Deliver Production EVs to a College Campus
Connect by Hertz, The Hertz Corporation's (NYSE: HTZ) global car sharing club, announced its delivery of the first Electric Vehicle (EV), the Nissan LEAF, to the University of Arizona today. Connect by Hertz is the first car share company to bring production EVs to a University campus. MarketWire

Network Virtualization Startup Big Switch Networks Lands $13.75 Million Series A Funding Round Led by Index Ventures and Khosla Ventures
Big Switch Networks, a new company building a platform to bring the benefits of virtualization and cloud architecture to enterprise networks, announced today that it secured $13.75 million in a Series A financing, led by Index Ventures and Khosla Ventures. MarketWire

United Data Technologies (UDT) Nominated for South Florida Good to Great Awards
United Data Technologies (UDT), a leading technology solution provider in the southeastern United States, was recently nominated for the South Florida "Good to Great" Awards® in recognition of its meteoric rise in the IT solutions industry. MarketWire

Play a Game, Plant a Tree, Protect the Planet
It's time for gaming to go green! GSN Digital, the interactive division of Game Show Network (GSN), announced a renewed partnership between its cash competition site, WorldWinner, and the Arbor Day Foundation to turn game play into planted trees MarketWire

Scorpio Tankers Announces Availability of 2010 Annual Report on Form 20-F
Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) (the "Company" or "Scorpio Tankers") announced today that its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2010 has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and can be accessed on the Company's website www.scorpiotankers.com in the Investor Relations section under Annual Reports. MarketWire

Kiva.org Announces "Green Loans," Extending Its Global Microlending Marketplace to Support Sustainable Businesses, Reduce Energy Poverty
Kiva.org, the world's largest personal micro-lending website, has announced the launch of a new loan category: Kiva Green Loans. Green Loans enable the Kiva community to more easily locate and lend as little as $25 to green businesses and individuals around the world, as they make the transition to cleaner and more efficient sources of energy MarketWire

Clinical Evidence Takes Center Stage at TomoTherapy Americas User Education Symposium
Emerging clinical evidence was highlighted at the Americas User Education Symposium hosted by TomoTherapy Incorporated (NASDAQ: TOMO) last month in Charleston, S.C MarketWire

Kauffman Sponsors 'Express Your Pledge' Challenge to Entrepreneurs for Chance at Ticket to 'Big Omaha'
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is inviting entrepreneurs to read its "Entrepreneur's Pledge," and express what it means to them for a chance to win a ticket to Big Omaha, a sold-out event billed as "the nation's most ambitious conference on innovation and entrepreneurship," to be held May 11 - 13, 2011 in Omaha, Neb. MarketWire

Karts & Wheels on the Next Episode of Make: Live, the Premier DIY Webcast
Homemade go-karts and a sound-reactive flame tube on the next Make: Live. MarketWire

Cisco Kicks Off First Pilot Project Based on CEED Platform for Inclusive Growth; Specialized Remote Supplemental Teaching Covering Around 450 Students Using Cisco's Cloud Computing Technology and Architecture
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced the first pilot project based on Cisco Education Enabled Development (CEED) platform for its Inclusive Growth architecture. This pilot will deploy specialized remote intervention teaching for two government pre-matriculation social welfare boys hostels in the Shimoga district of Karnataka MarketWire

PENSRUS Expands "Green" Eco Friendly Selection of Promotional Pens
PENSRUS, a leading provider of top quality promotional products and other specialty advertising items, is now offering a wide variety of its extremely popular line of environmentally friendly personalized products. MarketWire

Elemica Helps Companies With Sustainability Initiatives; Green Supply Chains Lower Energy Usage & Carbon Emissions
Elemica, the supply chain network, helps companies green their supply chain with solutions that lower energy usage, save trees and water, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions MarketWire

American Electric Power CEO Discusses Effects of Pending EPA Regulations, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- American Electric Power Company Incorporated (NYSE:AEP) (AEP) (Columbus, Ohio) yesterday reported earnings for the first quarter of 2011. The company reported quarterly earnings of $353 million, compared to $344 million in 1Q10 MarketWire

Caterpillar Continues to Increase Manufacturing Presence in South, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Caterpillar Incorporated (NYSE:CAT) (Peoria, Illinois) has historically had a significant presence in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions, including research and development, manufacturing and distribution facilities. However given the recent economic situation in the U.S MarketWire

DuPont Sees Powerful Growth in First-Quarter 2011 as North American and Developing Markets Improve, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- E.I. du Pont Nemours & Company (NYSE:DD), a leading chemical technology company, reported significant growth in the first quarter of 2011 as sales volumes and selling prices strengthened with corresponding markets, resulting in double-digit sales growth in all of the company's major segments MarketWire

NRG Energy Ends Its Investment in South Texas Project Units 3 & 4, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The partial meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has claimed its first American victim: The proposed expansion of the South Texas Project Nuclear Generating Station (STP). On April 19, citing a dramatically different post-Fukushima environment for grassroot nuclear power in the U.S MarketWire

Florida Homestead Law Group Hires Expert Paralegal Supervisor
Florida Homestead Law Group (FHLG), advocates of financial responsibility and consumer rights, announced the hiring of John Stockton as supervisor of their legal support team of paralegals. MarketWire

MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon, 4/22
Consumer credit, network marketing, saving energy, algae in Europe, mind-controlled tech, alcoholism treatment, Donald Trump; this week on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. MoneyTV is the internationally syndicated television program all about money and what makes it happen, (http://www.moneytv MarketWire

ProLogis European Properties notes publication of formal tender offer document from ProLogis
Luxembourg - 22 April 2011 - ProLogis European Properties (Euronext: PEPR) notes the publication of ProLogis' (NYSE: PLD) formal tender offer document relating to its mandatory public take-over bid of €6.10 per ordinary unit and the bid of €6.10 per convertible preferred unit of PEPR GlobeNewswire

2010 Year End Financial Statements and MD&A
Wentworth Resources Limited (OSE: WRL) ("Wentworth" or the "Company") today releases its 2010 Year-end Consolidated Financial Statements and Management Discussion and Analysis. GlobeNewswire

Share option exercise
In connection with the Company's Employee Share Option Plan, 75,000 options have been exercised by eligible employees. These options have been exercised at a strike price of $8.96. GlobeNewswire

Lundbeck's partner Mochida receives approval of Lexapro in Japan
Lexapro® - the most prescribed branded antidepressant in the world - will now also be available to Japanese patients Clinical phase III studies in Japan have confirmed the efficacy and tolerability of Lexapro® Lundbeck expects Lexapro® in Japan to provide a meaningful contribution to Lundbeck's financial performance as early as 2012. H GlobeNewswire

AMG Vanadium installs solar power system at its spent catalyst recycling facility in Ohio
Amsterdam, 22 April 2011 --- AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. ("AMG," EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: "AMG"), in connection with Earth Day 2011, has installed a state-of-the-art, demonstration solar photovoltaic system at AMG Vanadium, Inc.'s spent catalyst recycling facility in Ohio, USA GlobeNewswire

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