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Launching the ASEAN Brand Identity, ASEAN Exchanges' Website, and ASEAN Stars
A collaboration of seven stock exchanges in ASEAN was today formalised with the launch of ASEAN Brand Identity, ASEAN Exchanges website and ASEAN Stars, as part of the collaboration of ASEAN Exchanges - a catalyst to promote the growth of the ASEAN capital market with the intent of bringing more ASEAN investment opportunities to more people ACN Newswire

Tjskl.org.cn Report: 28% of White-Collar Workers Want to Own iPhone
Tjskl.org.cn surveyed showing in China more than 28% of the white-collar market want to own iPhone, and the report also shows that more than 18% of Chinese workers have a an iPhone. 28% of white-collars express that they will buy iPhone within nextsix months.According to the survey, Tjskl.org ACN Newswire

Cards Asia 2011 Brings Forth Compelling Cards and Payments Innovations
Consumers' behaviour and choices dictate innovations everywhere including banking and payments. E-bills are replacing printed statements and payment transactions can be done via a bank, a payment kiosk, mobile or online. Debit and credit cards proliferate and are not only replacing cash but displacing each other through clever sign-up rewards and customer loyalty programmes ACN Newswire

Passive Management Gains Popularity amongst Investors in Asia - Industry Heavyweights Launch Asian ETF Investors Summit
The Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) market in Asia has been growing steadily over the years. In 2010, there were close to 250 ETFs/ETPs listed in the Asia Pacific region, with assets of over USD70 billion listed on 15 Exchanges ACN Newswire

Australian Treasurer Rejects ASX-SGX Merger Proposal
This morning, SGX was informed that the Australian Treasurer has made a statement that he has rejected the proposed merger of ASX and SGX.In these circumstances, the parties have agreed to mutually terminate the Merger Implementation Agreement entered into on 25 October 2010.Asia will remain the world's growth engine in the coming decades ACN Newswire

A*STAR Offers PJI Contract Innovative, Eco-Friendly Nano-Coating Technology
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and PJI Contract Pte Ltd announced today the opening of a production facility to manufacture Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) solution, an eco-friendly nano-coating materials, by Dr Raj Thampuran, Executive Director, Science and Engineering Research Council, A*STAR, in Woodlands ACN Newswire

Avino Silver and Gold Mines (TSX.V - ASM) Completes the Sale of 200 Tonnes of Bulk Concentrate from their Mexican Property - Video Posted on InvestmentPitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, April 7, 2011 - Vancouver based Avino Silver & Gold Mines (TSX.V - ASM) has completed the sale of 200 tonnes of bulk concentrate from their San Gonzalo bulk sample program in Mexico.Investmentpitch.com has posted a ""video news alert"" based on this news release. If this video link is not enabled, please visit www.investmentpitch ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Signs Partnership Agreement with Zuken for Analysis Systems for Printed Circuit Boards
Fujitsu Limited and Zuken Inc. today announced that they have entered into a partnership agreement for analysis systems for printed circuit boards(1), a major electronic component employed in electronic devices ACN Newswire

Valcent Products Inc. Announces Debt Settlement and is Now Quoted Exclusively on the OTCQB
Valcent Products Inc. (OTCQB: VCTZF) (the "Company") announced today that it has settled US $2,345,498 of debt through the issuance of 15,636,656 units at US $0.15 per unit. Each unit consists of one common share and one half warrant. One whole warrant is exercisable for period of two years into one common share at US $0.25. MarketWire

Instant Checkmate Offers Three Tips to Protect Your Identity Online
More than 10 million Americans fall victim to identity theft each year, and victims can spend more than 300 hours over the course of six to twelve months repairing the damage. Being careful about what information you supply and to whom can help prevent you from becoming a victim of identity theft MarketWire

J. P. King Auction Company Focuses on Rocky Mountain Region for 2011
J. P. King Auction Company, the nation's premier real estate auction marketing firm, plans to begin auction season with a focus on luxury homes and ranches in the Rocky Mountain region. Having joined forces with Hoffman-West and Fuller Western in 2009 and late 2010, respectively, the fourth-generation auction company plans to be the preferred accelerated marketing company in the region. MarketWire

Vante, Inc. of Tucson Is Named 2011 Arizona Small Business Exporter of the Year
Vante, Inc. of Tucson, a leader in medical device equipment manufacturing, has been named the 2011 Arizona Small Business Exporter of the Year. MarketWire

Tix Corporation Amends Compensation Table in Annual Report
(April 8, 2011) -- Tix Corporation ("Tix" or the "Company") (OTCQX: TIXC), a leading entertainment company providing discount ticketing services and branded event merchandising, today announced that it had amended its annual report for the year ended December 31, 2010 (the "Annual Report") MarketWire

One World Investments Inc.: News Release
One World Investments Inc. (TSX VENTURE: OWI) ("One World" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement in principle to acquire an 80% interest in five highly prospective gold-copper-silver properties in Region III, Chile. The properties are currently owned by a private Chilean company which has the largest private mineral property portfolio in Region III. MarketWire

Sorenson Communications Applauds FCC Fraud Order and FNPRM
Sorenson Communications, the leading provider of Video Relay Service (VRS) for deaf and hard-of-hearing people who use sign language to communicate, today praised the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Video Relay Service (VRS) Fraud Order. The order, which further defines specific VRS rules and practices for VRS providers, was issued April 6, 2011. MarketWire

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System Care Management Earns Franklin Award From ACMA, The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission and the American Case Management Association (ACMA) today announced that the Care Management Services program of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston, Texas, is the winner of the 2011 Franklin Award of Distinction. MarketWire

Westone Sounds Sweet With Honey Stinger / Trek Off-Road Team
Westone Laboratories, Inc. is partnering with the Honey Stinger / Trek Off-Road Team in 2011 to provide premium quality earphones for training. MarketWire

Cadence Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results Webcast
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) MarketWire

Korea Equity Fund, Inc. Reports Shareholder Proposal
Korea Equity Fund, Inc. (NYSE: KEF) (the "Fund"), a closed-end equity fund, reported that it received a shareholder proposal in connection with the Fund's annual meeting of shareholders scheduled to be held on August 18, 2011 MarketWire

Film Production Tools in the Palm of Your Hand
doddlePRO, the revolutionary production smart phone application manufactured by Mobile Imagination, LLC, grows even larger with the unveiling of Online Call Sheets at 2011's NAB Show in Las Vegas April 11 - 14. doddlePRO allows users to spearhead film projects by creating paperless call sheets on their smart phone and distributing them as PDF's and digital versions via e-mail to all crew members MarketWire

Essex Property Trust Prices Offering of 7.125% Series H Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock
Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS), a real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in apartment communities located in targeted West Coast markets, announced today that it has priced 2,600,000 shares of its newly issued 7.125% Series H Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock at a price of $25.00 per share for net proceeds of approximately $63.0 million MarketWire

Axia Group's (AGIJ) Finalizes Collagen Infusion Technology
Axia Group (PINK SHEETS: AGIJ) (www.axiacorporation.com) subsidiary Collagenna Skin Care Products/Melem Secret announce that the company finalized its Collagen Infusion Technology, and that the updated technology will become a part of the company current marketing efforts. MarketWire

Assa Properties Enters Into Binding Contract to Sell Hotel Portion of Cassa Hotel and Residences
Today, Assa Properties, owner of Cassa Hotel and Residences, located at 70 West 45th Street, and their subsidiary, Waterscape Resorts, announced that the hotel portion of the property has entered into a binding contract with an international investor to be sold for approximately $130 million MarketWire

Lingoport Announces the Release of Globalyzer 3.5; Presents New Features of Internationalization Tool in Upcoming Webinar
Lingoport, a leading provider of software internationalization tools and internationalization consulting services, recently announced the release of Globalyzer 3.5. A general overview of Globalyzer as well as the new features will be presented in two live Webinars on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 at 7am EDT and 2pm EDT. MarketWire

Netriplex Offers 1GigE Private Line With DR/Business Continuity Colocation
News FactsNetriplex, a SSAE16 / SAS70 Type II datacenter company, launches 1 GigE (1000 Mbps) Private-line Disaster Recovery Colocation. Private-line DR can be linked from several select high-end carrier hotel and premium facilities in major cities across North America to the Netriplex Asheville facility MarketWire

The Global Inflation Wave: Waiting for Constantine? By Alexander Mirtchev and Norman Bailey
Editors Note: There are two photos associated with this Press Release. MarketWire

Medline Donates $50,000 in Critical Medical Supplies to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Effort
Medline Industries, Inc., today announced that it is donating $50,000 in medical supplies to Japan rescue and relief efforts following the country's devastating earthquakes and tsunami. The aid includes supplies for surgical procedures as well as a government request for surgeon's gloves and gowns. MarketWire

Thunderbird Resorts Inc.: March 2011 Revenue and Sale of 2 of 4 Peru Hotels
Thunderbird Resorts Inc. ("Thunderbird" or "Group") (FRANKFURT: 4TR)(EURONEXT: TBIRD) reports the following revenues for March 2011: MarketWire

Danaos Corporation Announces Availability of Its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the Year Ended December 31, 2010
Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC), a leading international owner of containerships, 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 accessible on the Company's website, www.danaos.com under the "Investor Relations" section under "Annual Reports" at the top of the page. MarketWire

A Federal Government Shutdown Doesn't Mean an Extension to File Your Taxes
More than 35 million taxpayers wait until the last minute to file their tax returns. But a potential federal government shutdown won't give these last-minute filers a reprieve. The tax filing deadline of Monday, April 18 remains firm for e-filed and mailed tax returns. MarketWire

Grand Canyon University Expands Business Degree Offerings
To satisfy the increased demand for higher education to help make individuals more marketable in a new economy, Grand Canyon University (GCU) has added a Bachelor of Science in Business Management to its curriculum offerings. MarketWire

Medivation to Host Conference Call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time Monday, April 11 to Discuss Phase 3 Trial Results for Dimebon in Huntington Disease
Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN) today announced that it will hold a teleconference and webcast at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, Monday, April 11, to discuss the HORIZON Phase 3 trial results for dimebon (latrepirdine) in patients with Huntington disease. A press release will be issued at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time Monday prior to this call. MarketWire

UnionTown Energy Inc. (UTOG) Completes Acquisition of New Miami Oil Property
UnionTown Energy Inc. (OTCBB: UTOG) is pleased to announce that it has completed its acquisition of the New Miami Property, comprising more than 1,480 gross acres in the Sweetgrass Arch area of northwest Montana. MarketWire

XO Holdings Announces Executive Departure
On April 8, 2011, Carl J. Grivner resigned as Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director of XO Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCBB: XOHO). Mr. Grivner stated, "It has been an honor and privilege for me to work at XO for eight years. My decision to leave the company to pursue other opportunities is a personal and difficult one MarketWire

Rotoblock Appoints Experienced Directors to Board
Rotoblock Corp. (OTCBB: RTBC), a publicly-owned California-based corporation investing in emerging technology opportunities in China, appointed Michael Choy and Andrew Chow to its Board of Directors. MarketWire

Kluge Estate Winery Sells at J. P. King Real Estate Auction for $8.07 Million
The Kluge Estate Winery sold at real estate auction yesterday for $8.07 million at an event conducted by J. P. King Auction Company, the nation's premier real estate auction marketing firm. MarketWire

US Farms, Inc. Announces CEO Monthly Webcast
US Farms, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: USFM) announced today that the company will be providing a monthly webcast with new CEO Mr. Jim Farooquee commenting and updating shareholders on new developments with the company and its future business and sales strategy. The first webcast will be live on April 18, 2011 at 10:00 am PDT. MarketWire

Talisman a Part of the New Gold Rush With Its Project in Guyana
The search for gold is on! Despite increased demand, and significant price increases, gold production in the world has declined since 2001. This shortfall has created a frantic bull market. Talisman Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TMHO) is capitalizing on this economic opportunity with its expanded activity in gold and precious minerals. MarketWire

Karen Davidson and Tom Gores Reach Agreement on Sale of Detroit Pistons
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Hertz Global Holdings to Hold First Quarter 2011 Financial Results Conference Call
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ), the parent company of The Hertz Corporation, the world's largest general use airport car rental company and a leading equipment rental company in the United States and Canada, today announced plans to hold a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2011 results. MarketWire

Transax International Reports Sale of Medlink Subsidiary Company Maintains Important Technology Assets
Transax International Limited (the "Company") (OTCQB: TNSX) (PINKSHEETS: TNSX), a network solutions company for healthcare providers and health insurance companies, today reported the sale of its operating subsidiary, Medlink Conectividade Em Saúde Ltda ("Medlink") located in Brazil to QC Holding I Participações s MarketWire

QuickLogic Announces Preliminary Q1 2011 Revenue
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the leader in low power Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), today announced that it expects to report first quarter revenue of approximately $5.5 million compared to previously announced guidance of approximately $6.8 million, plus or minus 10%. New product revenue is expected to be approximately $1 MarketWire

U.S. Barista Championship Challenges the Best Baristas in the Country to Compete, April 28 - May 1
The U.S. Barista Championship (USBC), a national competition designed to highlight the craft of the barista, will take place April 28 - May 1, 2011 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, in Houston, Texas, in conjunction with the world's largest coffee trade show, the SCAA's 23rd Annual Exposition. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.scaaevent.org. MarketWire

Cornerstone Announces New BioCNG(TM) Alternative Vehicle Fuel System
Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC announced that its new BioCNG™ alternative vehicle fuel system is up and running. The patent-pending biogas conditioning system economically produces biogas-based fuel to power compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. The first full scale project, at Rodefeld Landfill, in Dane County, Wisconsin, began operations in March 2011. MarketWire

American Energy Report Issues Friday PM Update on Citigroup, Bank of America and Ford; UnionTown Energy Jumps 30% on Acquisition News
Editor's Note: There are two photos associated with this press release. MarketWire

Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark Has Filled Its Pools
Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark, the nation's only educational and aviation themed waterpark, has filled its 91,703 gallon wave pool with water in anticipation of the park's grand opening in early June. MarketWire

AIB - conversion of convertible non-voting shares
Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. ("AIB") (NYSE: AIB) announces thatfollowing itsannouncement of 1(st) April 2011 confirming completion of the disposal ofAIB's70.36% stake in Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. ("BZWBK") to Banco Santander S.A.and thesale of its 50% stake in BZ WBK AIB Asset Management S MarketWire

Medical Marijuana, Inc. to Announce New Management Team
Medical Marijuana, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MJNA) in association with CannaBANK™ is proud to announce the appointment of the Medical Marijuana, Inc MarketWire

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Sets Record Performance for a 4-Processor System and Achieves Highest Performance per Core With SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Winners of the 2011 Bulldog Awards for Excellence in Media and Public Relations Campaigns Have Been Announced
More than 100 winners of the 2011 Bulldog Awards for Excellence in Media and Public Relations Campaigns were announced today by Bulldog Reporter. Winners enter a pantheon of exemplary communications practitioners, and their campaigns will be summarized in the Bulldog Awards Hall of Fame magazine, which is to be published on May 16, 2011. MarketWire

Innovative Health Sciences, Inc. Restructures Its Agreement With Harrington Multimedia Marketing, Inc., and Reduces Its Capital Commitment by More Than $500,000.00 Annually
Innovative Health Sciences, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: IHSN) announced today that it has restructured its agreement with Harrington Multi Media Marketing (HM3). Under the terms of the new agreement, IHSN will reduce its annual capital commitment costs by more than $500,000.00, while maintaining its participation rights for marketing projects and products for which HM3 developed infomercials MarketWire

PetSmart Charities(R) Holds Bothell Community Adoption Event
PetSmart Charities will host a community adoption event with the goal of saving more than 50 pets in Bothell, Wash. on April 10, 2011. The Bothell community adoption event will be held at the PetSmart® store located at 4705 240th Street SE in partnership with Pawsitive Alliance. MarketWire

PetSmart Charities(R) Holds Richmond Community Adoption Event
PetSmart Charities® will host a community adoption event with the goal of saving more than 50 pets in Richmond, Va. on April 9-10, 2011. The Richmond community adoption event will be held at the Chesterfield PetSmart® store located at 1276 Carmia Way in partnership with Richmond Animal League. MarketWire

Hampton Growth (HGR) to Sponsor DealFlow Media's IPO Conference 2011
Hampton Growth (HGR), an innovative boutique investor relations and communications firm focusing on high-growth companies, announced today that it was selected to be one of the sponsors of DealFlow Media's IPO Conference 2011 being held April 12th & 13th at The Grand Millennium in Beijing, China. MarketWire

Foley Cat Becomes Mirenco Dealer
Whayne Supply Company is pleased to announce that Foley, Incorporated has become the Mirenco (OTCBB: MREO) Dealer for New Jersey, USA. This exciting opportunity provides Foley, Inc. with the exclusive distribution rights to provide Mirenco exhaust gas testing and fuel management services in their territory MarketWire

TicketNetwork Advisory - Charlie Sheen Tickets Drop in Price
The overall average price for Charlie Sheen tickets has dropped to levels not seen since they went on sale in mid-March, according to the latest data from the TicketNetwork exchange.* MarketWire

Tech Council of Maryland Celebrates Success of MdBioLab in Providing STEM Education Opportunities to 75,000 Students
The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), in conjunction with its private charitable affiliate MdBio Foundation, Inc MarketWire

Why Email Warnings Don't Cut It and How Epsilon Customers Can Help Protect Their Consumers From Likely Phishing Attacks
This week tens of millions of US consumers received emails from their banks, ISPs and online retailers warning them that a major security breach would likely enable criminals to send them targeted phishing attacks. The security breach occurred at Epsilon, a leading permission-based email marketing firm used by a number of Fortune 100 companies to interact with their customers via email MarketWire

Alternet Systems Inc. (ALYI) Subsidiary Wins Ecuadorian Mobile Wallet Project
Alternet Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: ALYI) (PINKSHEETS: ALYI), a leading enabler of secure mobile commerce and payment transactions, announced today that its mobile commerce subsidiary, Utiba Americas, won the public bid for the mobile wallet project of the Central Bank of Ecuador. MarketWire

AVI BioPharma to Present Company Overview at the BioCentury Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry Conference
AVI BioPharma (NASDAQ: AVII), a developer of RNA-based therapeutics, announced today that the company is scheduled to present at the BioCentury Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry Conference in New York City on Friday, April 15, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Chris Garabedian, AVI's president and CEO, will provide a company overview. MarketWire

Allied Energy Announces New CEO and Directors
Allied Energy, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AGGI) announced today that Scott Harris, formerly Executive Vice President of Allied, has been elected Chief Executive Officer and President, and that the members of its Board of Directors now consist of Richard M. Muller (Chairman), Scott Harris, and Robert Anastario, Jr. MarketWire

Sancon Resources Recovery Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results
Sancon Resources Recovery, Inc. (OTCBB: SRRY)(or "Sancon"), a growing environmental services and waste recycling company withits main operations located in China, today announced results for the fourthquarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2010. MarketWire

Hayes Martin Associates, Inc. Launches New Website for Client William Lyon Homes
The Internet and social media have revolutionized how people communicate and make homebuying decisions in a competitive marketplace. Today, nine out of ten consumers utilize the Internet as their primary search tool at the beginning of their new home search. Hayes Martin Associates, Inc MarketWire

PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. Proposes to Price Initial Public Offering
PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: PFLT) proposes to price its initial offering of 6,700,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $15.00 per share for total gross proceeds of $100,500,000. The closing of the offering will be subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to take place on April 13, 2011 MarketWire

International Spirits Introduces Red Berry Vodka and French Brandy to the Ivanabitch Product Line
International Spirits, LLC announced two new line extensions to its Ivanabitch brand spirits product line: Ivanabitch Red Berry Vodka and Ivanabitch Brandy. The products are being unveiled at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association Show next week in Orlando and will be available for shipment May 1. MarketWire

Joyson and Preh Forge a High-Growth Technology Company in the Automotive Market
Joyson Investment Holding Co., Ltd, Ningbo (China), will become majority partner of Preh GmbH, Bad Neustadt a.d. Saale. Joyson, a privately owned automotive electronics supplier, will have a stake of 74.9 percent. The current majority partner, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, Frankfurt am Main -- including funds administered by the DBAG-Group and management -- retain a minority share of 25.1 percent. MarketWire

Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp. Submits Formal Proposals to Government Officials
Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp. (PINKSHEETS: CGAQ). Thursday morning the company submitted all documents and formal proposals to government officials of the Dominican Republic. As per various state officials and their respective departments, CGAQ has submitted all documentation and proposals in order for them to be revised and investigated by these entities MarketWire

Ericsson Showcases More Content to More Devices at NAB 2011
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Acquisitions, Emerging Markets Key to Medical Device Industry Growth
Medical device companies saw growth in 2010 despite a slow economy and pressure on pricing, and that growth should continue for the next few years, according to Kalorama Information MarketWire

National Automation Services, Inc. Enters Into Letter of Intent With Versant Funding LLC
National Automation Services, Inc. ("NAS") (www.nasautomation.com) (OTCQB: NASV) (PINKSHEETS: NASV) today announced that they have entered into a Letter of Intent with Versant Funding LLC. MarketWire

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2011 Auto Summit
Event: Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.'s (NYSE: HTZ) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark Frissora to speak at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2011 Auto Summit Time/Date: 8:55 AM (ET) on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Internet Access: Hertz's presentation will be broadcast live through an audio webcast available from the Investor Relations section of Hertz's website, www MarketWire

Author Mark Joseph Reveals the Complex Process Involved in Bringing C.S. Lewis' World of Narnia Series to the Big Screen in the New Paperback "The Lion, The Professor and The Movies"
As the third installment of C.S. Lewis' Narnia film series, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," is released today on DVD, author Mark Joseph recounts the complicated process involved in bringing the series to movie theaters in his new book, "The Lion, The Professor and The Movies: Narnia's Journey to the Big Screen." MarketWire

MCPc Chicago Announces New Downtown Office Location
MCPc, a Cleveland-based technology products and solutions provider, will move its Chicago office into the TechNexus facility at 200 S. Wacker Drive on April 11. The move places MCPc's Chicago office at the heart of city's technology community, and in a better position to serve and collaborate with its customers. MarketWire

Disturbing Facts About Global Food Supply Crisis Revealed in Free Food Shock Report From OffTheGridNews.net
The state of the global food supply is at a perilous level, contributing to ever increasing food prices and dangerous social conditions. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization due to the unrest in the Arab world along with the aftermath of Japan's natural disasters, those food prices will continue to increase as the demand overwhelms the supply. MarketWire

BIOLASE Technology to Raise Approximately $1.80 Million From Institutional Investors at $5.60 per Share
BIOLASE Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLTI), the World's leading dental laser manufacturer and distributor, announced today that it has executed an agreement for the sale of 320,000 shares of its common stock at $5.60 per share to institutional investors in a registered direct offering for approximately $1.80 million in gross proceeds. MarketWire

HKN, Inc. Announces Expiration of Rights Offering on April 7, 2011
HKN, Inc. (NYSE Amex: HKN) ("HKN") today announced that its previously announced Rights Offering closed on April 7, 2011 and all unexercised rights have expired. The Rights Offering was fully subscribed for 7.5 million shares at the subscription price of $2.00 per share. Following the issuance of the newly subscribed shares, HKN will have 17,526,098 total shares outstanding. MarketWire

iFinix Acquisition Update
iFinix Corp. (PINKSHEETS: INIX), a provider of real-time financial information and services to active traders and to the securities industry, today announced it has acquired a majority ownership of Oakbridge Management, Inc. MarketWire

Medgenics Announces Pricing of U.S. Initial Public Offering
Medgenics, Inc. (NYSE Amex: MDGN) (NYSE Amex: MDGN.W) (AIM: MEDG) (AIM: MEDU), the company that has developed a novel technology for the sustained manufacture and delivery of therapeutic proteins continuously in patients using their own tissue, today announced the pricing of its initial underwritten public offering in the United States of 2,460,000 Common Shares, having a par value of US $0 MarketWire

InternetArray Offers Access to StockPlay
InternetArray, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: INARD) announced that www.facebook.com/stockplay and www.stockplay.com are now accessible. Updates, development, and, soon, the live release of StockPlay™ may be followed on these sites. MarketWire

RTG Ventures' CEO Interviewed Live by Chartpoppers.com
RTG Ventures, Inc. (OTCQB: RTGV) CEO, Dominic Hawes-Fairley, has been interviewed live by Chartpoppers.com, a small-cap research and investment commentary provider that strives to provide a balanced view of promising small-cap companies that would otherwise fall under the radar of the typical Wall Street investor. MarketWire

SearchMedia Announces Recent Insider Purchases
SearchMedia Holdings Limited ("SearchMedia" or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: IDI) (NYSE Amex: IDI MarketWire

SearchMedia Receives Notice From the NYSE Amex Relating to Failure to Conduct Annual Shareholder Meeting During 2010
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 disclosed receipt of a notice from the NYSE Amex, LLC ("NYSE Amex" or "Exchange"), dated April 4, 2011 MarketWire

Dorato Resources Inc.: Copper-Gold Porphyry Mineralization Confirmed at Cobrecon Target; Samples Grade Up to 0.63% Copper and 0.48 g/t Gold
Dorato Resources Inc. ("Dorato" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: DRI)(OTCQX: DRIFF)(FRANKFURT: DO5) announces receipt of additional Cobrecon rock sampling results from Minera Afrodita. Reconnaissance chip sampling of mineralized rocks at Cobrecon confirms the presence of porphyry mineralization of significant grade, with rock samples grading up to 0.63% copper and 0.48 g/t gold MarketWire

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. Announces Pricing of Follow-On Offering
Navios Maritime Partners L.P. ("Navios Partners") (NYSE: NMM), an owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, announced today that it has priced its follow-on public offering of 4,000,000 common units, which represent limited partnership interests, at $19.68 per unit MarketWire

NavStar Presents EOBR Solution to Over 200 Distributors
NavStar Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NVSR), a company focused on producing and commercializing products and services for tracking/monitoring and reporting on the location and condition of high value cargo and other assets, is pleased to announce that their Electronic On Board Recorder (EOBR) has been introduced to the Power Heavy Duty organization (www.powerheavyduty.net) MarketWire

Theatrical Rebroadcast of Foo Fighters Documentary and 3D Music Performance Coming to Theatres Across the Country on Thursday, April 14th for One Night Only
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that they are re-releasing the Foo Fighters documentary, FOO FIGHTERS: Back and Forth, as well as the April 5th 3D performance of the band playing their entire new album "Wasting Light" on Thursday, April 14th at theatres across the country. MarketWire

Environmental Control Corporation Congratulates Michigan Technology University for Solid Performance at 2011 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge
Environmental Control Corporation ("EVCC") (OTCBB: EVCC) would like to congratulate the team at Michigan Technology University (Michigan Tech) for their performance at the 2011 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge held last month in Michigan MarketWire

Vistaar Adds Pernod Ricard U.S.A. to Growing List of Customers Within the Beverage Alcohol Industry
Vistaar Technologies, Inc., an innovator of B2B price and revenue management solutions, today announced the addition of Pernod Ricard U.S.A., the largest subsidiary of the world's co-leader in wines and spirits, Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA, to the company's growing list of customers within the beverage alcohol industry MarketWire

American Energy Report Issues Friday Update On Citigroup, Bank of America and UnionTown Energy
Editor's Note: There are two photos associated with this press release. MarketWire

PharmStar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Effects Corporate Name Change and Begins Trading Under New Symbol "PHAR" at the Open of Market Today
PharmStar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., [formerly (PINKSHEETS: BMGI)], (PINKSHEETS: PHAR), a U.S. drug developer, manufacturer and marketer of the FDA-approved, Over-the-Counter (OTC) liquid pain reliever Aquaprin™, announced today that FINRA has approved its corporate name change from Big Star Media Group, Inc. to PharmStar Pharmaceuticals, Inc MarketWire

The Berry Company and the Cornhusker Council Go Green by Recycling Yellow
The Berry Company asks Lincoln residents to Think Yellow, Go Green with the third annual telephone directory recycling program. The program kicked off April 4, 2011, and will run through May 1, 2011. With the new 2011 Windstream Yellow Pages recently distributed to homes and businesses in Lincoln, it's an excellent time to recycle all outdated directories. MarketWire

Ruby Creek Resources to Present at Chicago Resource Expo April 16, 2011
Ruby Creek Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: RBYC), an exploration and mining company with operations in Tanzania, will present at the Chicago Resource Expo on April 16, 2011, at 2:30 PM (CDT), in Rolling Meadows, IL. MarketWire

ValidSoft Presents Its Solution at "Payment Card Fraud" Event in New York
ValidSoft Limited, (www.validsoft.com) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elephant Talk Communications Inc. (OTCBB: ETAK) (http://www.elephanttalk MarketWire

Salem Communications Forms Church Products Division
Salem Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SALM), the leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian content, announces the launch of a Church Products Division, based in Richmond, Va MarketWire

Ameristar Casinos Announces Schedule for Release of 1Q 2011 Financial Results and Earnings Conference Call
Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASCA) plans to release its first quarter 2011 financial results at 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 4, 2011. A conference call discussing the Company's quarterly earnings will follow at 11 a.m. EDT. MarketWire

American Lithium Minerals Closes $500,000 Private Placement
American Lithium Minerals Inc. (OTCBB: AMLM) (www.AmericanLithium.com) (American Lithium) announced today that it has agreed to a private placement investment in the amount of up to $500,000. The investment comes in the form of a secured promissory note that is convertible into 1,851,851 common shares and bears interest at a rate of 4% annually MarketWire

ATWEC Technologies Kicks Off Child Safety Program in Florida
ATWEC Technologies (PINKSHEETS: ATWT) -- a leader in the childcare safety industry, announced today they will launch the Florida Kid Safe Program on Friday April 08, 2011 at 10:00 am at Whiz Kids Center located at 1301 N. Haverhill Rd., West Palm Beach, Florida. MarketWire

DecisionPoint Appoints BDO as New Auditors
DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: DNPI), a leading provider of Enterprise Mobility and RFID solutions, announced that the Company's Board of Directors approved the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as the company's new independent registered public accounting firm. There were no reportable events with the company's former auditors, Crowe Horwath LLP, as reported in the 8K filed April 1, 2011. MarketWire

Global Earth Energy Updates Shareholders on Change of Initiatives
Global Earth Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: GLER) (OTCQB: GLER) (PINKSHEETS: GLER) would like to update our shareholders of the current emphasis on the present initiatives of the company. MarketWire

Cytori to Webcast at the Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry Conference on April 15, 2011
Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTX) will present and provide a webcast of their corporate presentation at BioCentury's Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry conference at 8:30 AM (ET) on Friday, April 15, 2011 in New York. MarketWire

ValueVision Broadens Management Talent Pool, Adding Three Multichannel Consultants Targeting Specific Areas of Opportunity
ValueVision Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVTV), a premium interactive retailer via TV, Internet and mobile operating under the "ShopNBC" brand, announced today the appointment of three multichannel veterans to provide strategic counsel on major information technology, process engineering, merchandising and customer service initiatives MarketWire

KANA Software Announces the Release of IQ to SEM Upgrade Tools
News KANA, the Service Experience Management leader, today announced the release of the Upgrade Toolkit for KM. The new tools enable the extraction and importation of Solutions and Knowledge from KANA's IQ application into the SEM platform MarketWire

Javalution (JCOF.PK) Releases Record Revenues for 1st Quarter 2011
Javalution Coffee Company (PINKSHEETS: JCOF) announces a 75% growth rate as it releases record revenues of $1,454,731 for the first quarter compared to revenues of $833,379 the same period in 2010 MarketWire

TOEFL(R) Test and TOEIC(R) Test Approved by U.K. Border Agency to Demonstrate English Proficiency for Visas in the United Kingdom
The U.K. Border Agency announced today that persons from around the world wishing to work, study, or settle in the United Kingdom may use the TOEFL® test and the TOEIC® test to demonstrate their English proficiency for all visas under the United Kingdom's points-based system. The agency accredited both assessments as secure U.K. Border Agency-approved English-language tests. MarketWire

Palisades Federal Credit Union Sponsors Upcoming Free Social Security Seminar at Palisades Center Mall
Palisades Federal Credit Union, the largest Rockland County based Credit Union, will sponsor a free educational seminar on Social Security benefits MarketWire

Skystar to Release Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2010 Results on Monday, April 11, 2011
Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Company (NASDAQ: SKBI) ("Skystar" or the "Company"), a China-based manufacturer and distributor of veterinary medicines, vaccines, micro-organisms and feed additives, will report its fourth quarter and full fiscal year results on Monday, April 11, 2011. MarketWire

Dassault Aviation puts its website in everyone's pockets
Dassault Aviation is extending its digital presence by exporting thewebsite tonew media with an iPhone application and a mobile site. Access to thecompany'snews has never been so easy. Available free of charge on Apple Store, the new Dassault Aviation iPhoneapplication provides access to all the company's news as and when it ispublished on the website MarketWire

Three Grassroot Petroleum Refineries Evaluated for Rocky Mountains Region, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Construction on three grassroot refineries is planned kick off in the next two years in Utah and Arizona. These three refineries represent $4.7 billion of a total of more than $41 billion of active project spending for the U.S. Refining Industry, according to Industrial Info's North American Project Database. MarketWire

Distribution/Warehousing Sector Begins 2011 With Construction Blast, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The first quarter of 2011 has seen a blast of construction and expansions in the distribution/warehousing sector MarketWire

Reliance MediaWorks and Thought Equity Motion Announce Partnership to Offer Next-Generation Digital Supply Chain for Content Library Owners
Reliance MediaWorks, India's fastest growing film and entertainment services company and a member of the Reliance group, and Thought Equity Motion, Inc MarketWire

Homeland Security Corporation Announces 75% Reduction of Authorized Shares
Homeland Security Corporation (PINKSHEETS: HSCC), a leading innovator of surveillance driven technologies, announces that on March 31, 2011, the Company, pursuant to a Board Meeting, filed a corporate resolution with the State of Nevada in order to reduce its authorized share amount by 750 million, from one billion (1,000,000,000) to two hundred fifty million (250,000,000) MarketWire

MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon, 4/8
Health & wellness, FDA approval strategy, Marathon Oil, credit help, state budget and union woes; 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

Russell Global Index: Europe Outperforms U.S. and Asia Pacific Since 2000
The Russell Europe Index (54%) has outperformed the U.S. broad-market Russell 3000® Index (22%) by slightly more than 32 percentage points from January 1, 2000, through March 31, 2011. The Russell Europe Index also outperformed the Russell Asia Pacific Index (47%) for the same time period. MarketWire

DSM - repurchase of shares (1-7 April 2011)
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciencesand Materials Sciences company, hasrepurchased 376,582 of its own shares in the period from 1 April 2011 up toandincluding 7 April 2011 at an average price of EUR 43.97. This is inaccordancewith the repurchase, covering existing option plans, announced on 23February2011. The consideration of this repurchase was EUR 16.6 million. MarketWire

MediaNet Group Technologies, Inc. Increases Board of Directors to Four Members
MediaNet Group Technologies, Inc. ("MediaNet Group") (OTCQB: MEDG), a global shopping and entertainment community, today announced three new, independent members have been appointed to its Board of Directors increasing the Board to four members. The three new, independent Directors are: MarketWire

SDRL - Seadrill confirms ultra-deepwater contract in Mexico
Seadrill has through its affiliate SeaDragonde Mexico settled the final agreement with Pemex Exploracion y Produccion("Pemex") for the provision of the ultra-deepwater semi-submersibledrilling rigWest Pegasus (previously Seadragon I) MarketWire

DSM provides comparative 2010 figures in line with new reporting structure
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, willimplement changes in the presentation of its financial results as from Q12011.The main changes are the introduction of the cluster Innovation and thechangeof the Dutch pension plan from a Defined Benefit Plan into a DefinedContribution Plan MarketWire

Next Alternative's Cache Catching On in Europe, North America to Follow
Robert Ireland, CEO of Next Alternative, Inc. (XETRA: N4H),has relayed that according to the firm's research, France currently stands out as one country with deep personal and investment interest in the company's mission, products and services. MarketWire

OctoPlus' Annual General Meeting of Shareholders will be held on 20 May in Leiden
OctoPlus N.V. ("OctoPlus" or the "Company") (Euronext: OCTO) announces thatitsAnnual General Meeting of Shareholders will be held at the Company'sheadquarters in Leiden on 20 May 2011 at 2 PM CET. The agenda and otherinformation regarding the AGM are available in the Investor Relationssection onthe Company's website, www.octoplus.nl MarketWire

CrowdGather CEO Sanjay Sabnani Interviewed on CorporateProfile.com
Corporate Profile, LLC announced today that CrowdGather, Inc. (OTCBB: CRWG) CEO, Sanjay Sabnani, was interviewed on CorporateProfile.com. MarketWire

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