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Indo-Japanese ties set to become stronger (Update)
Neemrana in Rajasthan is considered the best place in terms of infrastructure and facilities by Japanese automobile and electronic companies to set up manufacturing units. ANI

Indo-Japanese ties set to become stronger
Neemrana in Rajasthan is considered the best place in terms of infrastructure and facilities by Japanese automobile and electronic companies to set up manufacturing units. ANI

New Toyota Afforestation Project Announced in China
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that its Chinese subsidiary Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (TMCI) held a signing ceremony on August 26 marking its agreement to carry out the Toyota Green Greater Beijing Economic Zone Fengning Afforestation Project ACN Newswire

Xpshou.com: Smart Phones Will Account for More Than 50% of Market Share in 2015
According to the recent research of Xpshou.com, with the growing demand for low-priced and low-end mobile phones in the emerging market, by 2015 smart phones will account for more than 50% of the total global mobile phone market. Xpshou.com (http://www.xpshou ACN Newswire

Marathon Petroleum Corporation to Participate in Barclays Capital 2011 CEO Energy-Power Conference
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) announced today that Gary R. Heminger, MPC president and CEO, will present at the Barclays Capital 2011 CEO Energy-Power Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 2:25 p.m. EDT.A live webcast of Mr. Heminger'sremarks will be accessible via Marathon Petroleum's website at http://ir.marathonpetroleum.com ACN Newswire

Chinaqualitycrafts.com: Apple Has Finalized Suppliers of IPad 3
According to the recent research of Chinaqualitycrafts.com Apple has finalized list of suppliers of the Tablet PC iPad 3. It retains many key partners in the supply chain of iPad 2. It will begin producing its next-generation Tablet PC iPad 3 in theOctober,. Chinaqualitycrafts.com reports that Apple's contract manufacturers in the supply chain are ready to supply components ACN Newswire

Greens Successfully Delivers And Installs First Two Sets of HRSGs in India
GREENS HOLDINGS LTD ("Greens" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; stock code: 1318 ACN Newswire

UC RUSAL Announces 2011 First Half Results
UC RUSAL (SEHK: 486, Euronext: RUSAL/RUAL, MICEX: RUALR, RTS: RUAL), the world's largest aluminium producer, announces its results for the six months ended 30 June 2011.-- Revenue increased by 18.8% to USD6,323 million in the first half of 2011,as compared to USD5,321 million for the first half of 2010, mainly due to increased prices and improved product mix.-- Adjusted EBITDA increased by 7 ACN Newswire

Airtel Partners With Dialogic for Bandwidth Optimization for African Operations
Dialogic I-Gate Media Gateways Have Been Deployed on Microwave and Satellite Portions of Airtel's African GSM Network This Deployment Optimizes Voice Bandwidth Capacity, Resulting in Significant CAPEX and OPEX Savings for Airtel, as Well as High Quality Voice Services for Airtel's Customers Dialogic Inc MarketWire

Crowne Ventures, Inc. Declares Buyout Rumors as False
Crowne Ventures, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CRWV) immediately denies and wishes to dispel any rumors of a Four Dollar ($4.00) per share buyout with Yumana Gold, Inc. after an anonymous posting of a false press release appeared without Crowne Ventures, Inc.'s knowledge or approval. MarketWire

Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Continue to Outperform Public Equities
Continuing the trend seen over the last three quarters, the Cambridge Associates LLC Australia Private Equity and Venture Capital Index outperformed the S&P/ASX 300 Index over the one-, three- and five-year horizons as of the quarter ended March 31, 2011, with annualized returns of 7.7%, 1.5% and 4.8% respectively. MarketWire

Discovery Science Center's Eco Challenge Exhibit Creates "Green Superheroes" in Orange County
Discovery Science Center and OC Waste and Recycling have partnered to bring a state-of-the-art, environmentally themed, eco-friendly exhibit to Orange County opening on September 1, 2011 MarketWire

Fisher Investments CEO Ken Fisher's Next Book Available for Pre-Order
Bestselling author, 27-year Forbes columnist and Fisher Investments CEO, Ken Fisher, recently announced his eighth book will be released in November 2011 from John Wiley and Sons: Markets Never Forget (But People Do): How Your Memory Costs You -- and Why This Time Isn't Different. The book is now available for pre-order through Amazon or Barnes and Noble. MarketWire

World Surveillance Group Provides Update on Argus One UAV Testing at Yuma, AZ
World Surveillance Group Inc. (OTCBB: WSGI), a developer of lighter-than-air unmanned aerial vehicles ("UAVs") and related technologies, announced today that the Argus One airship successfully passed the physical inspection and analysis conducted by the flight safety board at the Yuma proving ground facility MarketWire

Meet Your Makers at the BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire
On September 17th and 18th, the BUST Magazine Craftacular will be held outdoors at the New York Hall of Science, on the site of the original World's Fairgrounds in Queens, NY when it joins the second annual World Maker Faire New York. In addition to over 60 crafty vendors, the event will offer a line-up of amazing DJs, hands-on crafting demonstrations, food from around the city, and lots of fun. MarketWire

Royal Coal Announces Financial and Operating Q2 2011 Results
Royal Coal Corp MarketWire

Los Angeles Students Say "I'M IN" to Healthy School Lunch
It's a new school year, and for students in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), that means a new and improved school lunch menu that will make them want to say "I'M IN" to healthy eating. Studies show that providing nutritious, well-balanced meals are key to students' academic success MarketWire

International Tower Hill Mines Files 2011 Audited Annual Financial Statements and NI 43-101 Technical Report
International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. ("ITH" or the "Company") (TSX: ITH)(NYSE Amex: THM)(FRANKFURT: IW9) announces that it has filed its audited financial statements, associated management discussion and analysis, Annual Information Form and Annual Report on Form 40F for the year ended May 31, 2011 on August 29, 2011 MarketWire

Christian Rock Network Air1 Pioneers New 'Listener Driven Radio' Show at Night
Imagine being able to control your favorite radio station from your home computer. With a few clicks, you can decide which songs play on the air or not. You can dedicate songs to Facebook friends or chat with fellow listeners about the music you love. That technology isn't science fiction. It's actually happening every night on Christian radio network, Air1 Radio (www.air1.com). MarketWire

Entirely Pure Offers Free Home Energy Audits to Educate Homeowners on How to Save Money on Electric Bills by Going Green in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Gilbert, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Chandler, Tolleson, Glendale and Peoria
Entirely Pure LLC, a leading Arizona home energy audit company (http://www.arizona-free-home-energy-audits.com), announced today that the company will perform free home energy audits (a $99 value for APS and SRP customers) until October 31st to help residential homeowners save money on electric bills during the economic downturn. MarketWire

SmartMetric to Seek Injunctive Relief Against Visa & MasterCard
SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCBB: SMME) CEO & President C. Hendrick today announced SmartMetric will be filing suit against Visa and MasterCard for Patent infringement of its U. S. PATENT 6,792,464 MarketWire

Crowne Ventures, Inc. Sub-Surface Excavation Uncovers Positive Indicators Within 10 Feet
Crowne Ventures, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CRWV) has begun its first sub-surface excavation under surface rock on their Gallo de Oro property and has discovered gold veins and deposits within 10 feet of the surface which appear to show deeper strike lines, running for an unknown distance MarketWire

Finnish Wireless and Automotive Technology Leader Achieves Sophisticated Message Transformation & Unified SaaS Integration Through Fiorano
Fiorano Software (www.fiorano.com), a leader in distributed integration technology, announced today that its SOA Platform has been deployed by Elektrobit, a leading developer of cutting-edge embedded software and hardware solutions for the automotive and wireless industries MarketWire

Espey Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results, a Record Fiscal Year, and Announces Dividend
Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp. (NYSE Amex: ESP) announces results for its fiscal year and fourth quarter, both ended June 30, 2011. Net sales and net income for the fiscal year each achieved record highs over any previous year in Espey's 82-year history. MarketWire

Stellar Biotechnologies Awarded $498,560 Phase IIB National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant
Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. "Stellar" (TSX-V: KLH) (PINKSHEETS: SBOTF) is pleased to announce that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Stellar's Phase IIB proposal (http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/phase_iib MarketWire

Sharon Kirsch of McManis Faulkner Elected President of the San Jose Repertory Theatre
Sharon Kirsch, a partner at McManis Faulkner and leader of the firm's employment law practice, has been elected President of the San Jose Repertory Theatre (San Jose Rep), the premier non-profit, professional theater company in the South Bay. MarketWire

Tuthill Drive Systems Brings StalkHog to the Farm Progress Show
Tuthill Drive Systems, a division of Tuthill Corporation, released a new agricultural product, StalkHog, earlier this year and will display it at the 2011 Farm Progress Show. StalkHog protects and extends the life of your tires from corn stalk damage. It mounts directly to your combine header and knocks down the stalks before your tires reach them MarketWire

Benjamin Enterprises Announces Launch of Managed Services Webinars
Benjamin Enterprises today announced the launch of a new educational series of Webinars focusing on its Managed Services approach to customer engagement. The series will commence on Wednesday, September 7, 2011. MarketWire

Tensar International Launches Improved Web-Based Version of Erosion Control Materials Design Software (ECMDS(R)) 5.0
Tensar International, the manufacturer of North American Green® erosion and sediment control products, today announced the release of ECMDS® 5.0 -- the improved, web-based version of their popular Erosion Control Materials Design Software. ECMDS® 5.0 ensures the proper evaluation and design for soil-loss prediction, product specification and project planning. MarketWire

Krylon Introduces the First Brush-On Paint for Plastic
Krylon® continues to lead the way in innovation, as the quality and convenience of Krylon Fusion for Plastic® spray paint is now available in a brush-on paint formula -- the only such paint offered to consumers. With just a stroke of a brush, Krylon Fusion for Plastic and your imagination, you can give plastic surfaces a facelift MarketWire

East Coast Public Adjusters Helping Hurricane Irene Victims With Insurance Claims
Drawing on decades of experience in dealing with hurricane-related insurance claims, East Coast Public Adjusters, Inc., sent a team of licensed, professional public adjusters to the Mid-Atlantic states this weekend to assist victims of Hurricane Irene. MarketWire

Doctor's Wellness Solutions Announces Favorable Arbitration Award
Doctor's Wellness Solutions U.S., LP, of Henderson Nevada, is pleased to announce a favorable arbitration award in an action with Ora William Pike, of Richardson Texas. MarketWire

New Single-Function Hand Shower From Moen Provides a Stylish Upgrade for Today's Bath
During a recent survey conducted by Moen, the #1 faucet brand in North America, it was uncovered that 85 percent of homeowners want to update their bathroom -- with 37 percent of them hoping to enhance their shower MarketWire

China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited: Appointment of Directors of the Company
China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited (the "Company") (NYSE Amex: CNR) is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Ho Min Sang ("Mr. Ho") and Mr. Su Shaobin ("Mr. Su") as the Directors of the Company and the appointment of Mr. Sio Kam Seng ("Mr. Sio") as the Chairman by the Board of Directors of the Company effective August 25, 2011. MarketWire

Royal Standard Transitions Existing Bridge Loan Into US$8,000,000 Gold Stream Debt Facility
Royal Standard Minerals Inc. (OTCBB: RYSMF) (the "Company" or "Royal Standard") is pleased to announce that, further to the disclosure provided in its press release of June 30, 2011, its subsidiary Manhattan Mining Co. ("Manhattan") has now amended its existing senior secured bridge loan (the "Bridge Loan") with Waterton Global Value, L.P MarketWire

Ladenburg Thalmann Initiates Equity Research Analyst Coverage on Aeolus
Aeolus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: AOLS) (PINKSHEETS: AOLS) today announced that Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. initiated equity research coverage on the Company with a "Buy" recommendation and a 12-month price target of $1.25 per share. The new report, issued on August 24, 2011 was authored by Kevin DeGeeter, Director, Equity Research Analyst. MarketWire

Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, LLC Reaches New Milestones
Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, LLC is pleased to announce a new milestone: the firm has surpassed 12,000 clients served, and now represents more than $500 million worth of debt in the United States. MarketWire

Pai Gow Poker Player Wins More Than $120,000 at Barona Resort & Casino
Club Barona player Minh D. of La Puente hit a $126,441 jackpot playing an EZ Pai Gow Poker™ table game at Barona Resort & Casino. MarketWire

Longfellow Advisors Launches Brand With New Website; Boston Firm Provides New England Employers With Retirement Plans and Executive Benefits
Longfellow Advisors, a Boston-based retirement plan consulting and advisory firm, has launched its website at www.longfellowadvisors.com. The site provides current and prospective clients with information regarding the firm's services and strategic approach to managing employer retirement plans, including 401(k), 403(b), and nonqualified plans. MarketWire

RouteMatch Software Selected by Georgia DOT for Rural Transit Technologies Contract
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has awarded Atlanta-based RouteMatch Software a $1.6 million scheduling and dispatching contract for its transit agencies state-wide. MarketWire

United States Oil and Gas Corp Reschedules Annual Meeting of Stockholders
United States Oil and Gas Corp (OTCQB: USOG) (PINKSHEETS: USOG) announced today that it has rescheduled the date of its annual meeting, originally scheduled for August 31, 2011, to September 23, 2011 in order to solicit additional proxies in support of the proposals to come before its Annual Meeting of Stockholders MarketWire

Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Revenues and Adjusted EBITDA up Year Over Year for Its First Quarter Fiscal Year 2012
Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, today reported financial results for its first quarter fiscal year 2012, and reaffirmed guidance for its 2012 fiscal year. MarketWire

Voice Carrier Receives Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award
Voice Carrier, an innovator and leader in hosted VoIP PBX business communication systems, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Voice Carrier Office as a recipient of a Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. MarketWire

Bonanza Goldfields Returns 20,000,000 Shares to Treasury
Bonanza Goldfields Corp. (PINKSHEETS: BONZ) ("Bonanza" or the "Company") today announced 20,000,000 shares of common stock is being returned to the treasury. These shares represent 5.7% of the shares outstanding. MarketWire

New Main Street Softworks Inc. Monetra(R) Feature Simplifies SmartPayments Migrations
Main Street Softworks, Inc. today announced new enhancements to the company's flagship Monetra® Version 7 payment server software product, including a fully-transparent web-services emulation feature for users of the recently-discontinued SmartPayments Savannah Server transaction processing software from Hypercom Corporation. MarketWire

IndoorDoctor Warns New Englanders Against Hidden Mold Damage From Hurricane Irene
Homeowners in Massachusetts and New Hampshire may not think that their basement took in water from Hurricane Irene, but hidden moisture may exist within carpeting and walls. This moisture can seep into the basement foundation, leading to very favorable conditions for mold growth, IndoorDoctor President Jeffrey Bradley warns MarketWire

Environmental Attorney Kimberly Bick Joins Irell & Manella's Newport Beach Office
Irell & Manella LLP (www.irell.com) announced today that environmental attorney Kimberly Bick has joined the firm's Newport Beach office as senior counsel. Bick focuses on environmental compliance issues and provides legal advice on allocation of risks in real estate and corporate transactions. In addition, she handles complex litigation matters involving environmental issues. MarketWire

iStopOver Introduces "Deal of the Day" to Global Travelers Looking for Accommodation Deals
iStopOver, a leading provider of vacation rentals and short-term accommodation today announced its "Deal of the Day" program. Effective Thursday September 1, 2011, the company will be tweeting and posting to its Facebook wall another "Deal of the Day" city every day at 12:01am (EDT). Details of each Daily Deal will be at www.istopover.com MarketWire

Realtor(R) Award Finalists Recognized for Volunteer Efforts
Realtors® don't only help people realize their dreams of home ownership; they also volunteer their time and skills to help improve the communities in which they live. Ten such Realtors® were recognized today by the National Association of Realtors® as finalists for REALTOR® Magazine's 2011 Good Neighbor Awards. MarketWire

Citadel EFT (CDFT) Offering iPhone, Android, BlackBerry Swipes & Credit Card Processing Terminal Machines Free
Citadel EFT, Inc. (OTCQB: CDFT) (PINKSHEETS: CDFT), which offers U.S. merchants credit card terminals and online, mail order, and retail credit card processing services, announces that it is offering iPhone, Android, BlackBerry swipes & credit card processing terminal machines free. MarketWire

Beauty Research Shares Anti-Aging Secrets From PaloVia, Caudalie and Murad
Beauty Research, a beauty blogging web site, recently shared anti-aging tips with its readers with a posting detailing out several popular products on the beauty market. The recommendations include a laser renewing system for the eyes by PaloVia, botanical-based rejuvenating face and eye cream by Caudalie and wrinkle reducing treatments from Murad, a tried and true doctor brand of skin care. MarketWire

EB Financial Group, Inc., Parent Company of Lake Forest Bank Baytree, Announces New Chairman
The Board of Directors of EB Financial Group, Inc. announced today that it has elected Gary Longman as the Company's Chairman of the Board. Longman succeeds Willard Bunn III, who has served as Chairman since shortly after EB Financial Group acquired Baytree National Bank and Trust Co., a leading bank in Lake Forest, in January 2010. MarketWire

INSIGHT Named to SupplyChainBrain's 100 Great Supply Chain Partners List
INSIGHT, Inc., a top international provider of supply chain planning solutions for the world's foremost companies, announces being named a Great Supply Chain Partner by SupplyChainBrain MarketWire

Marvin(R) Honors the Best in Architecture
From a classic rural farmhouse in Maine to an ultra-contemporary mountain home in Oregon, the winners in this year's myMarvin Architect's Challenge vary widely in design. MarketWire

TheDirectory.com to Open New Software Application and Technology Development Division
TheDirectory.com, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SEEK), through a partnership with a multi-national Company generating over $60 Million in annual sales, today announced that it has completed plans to open a new software application and technology development division at a 25,000 square foot facility in Mumbai, India. The new division will allow TheDirectory MarketWire

CONMED Corporation to Present at the Stifel Nicolaus 2011 Healthcare Conference
CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD), a medical technology company specializing in medical devices for surgical and patient monitoring markets, announced today that the Company will participate in the Stifel Nicolaus 2011 Healthcare Conference on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 4:25 PM Eastern time, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston. MarketWire

China ACM Special Committee Selects Financial Advisor
China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc MarketWire

VoicePort & OPUS Health Expand Innovative, Advanced Medication Adherence and Patient Co-Pay Assistance Solution
Cegedim Relationship Management's OPUS Health Division and VoicePort, LLC today announced the signing of a co-marketing agreement to create a joint, pharmacy-focused solution aimed at improving prescription compliance and offering patient co-pay assistance MarketWire

Scenic Ranch, Water Rights to Sell in Buena Vista, Colo., Auction
Cottonwood Meadows, a 274-acre ranch near historic Buena Vista, will sell to the highest bidder (or bidders) in an absolute auction set for Sept. 30. The property, which includes land fronting on Cottonwood Creek, has water rights dating back to the 1860s. MarketWire

Qliance Expands 'Direct Primary Care' Network in Puget Sound Region, Offering Individuals and Employers Quality Flat-Fee Health Care Option
Qliance Medical Management Inc., which operates Qliance® direct primary care clinics (also known as "direct primary care medical homes") in Washington State, today announced it is expanding its network of clinics in the Seattle/Tacoma Puget Sound Region MarketWire

Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q Lands in NASA on September 1st Opening Its Third Houston Area Location
Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q® today announced that its new NASA store location, the third one in the Houston area, will be open to the public on September 1st at 7 a.m. The NASA store is located at 21361 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX. MarketWire

Tier One Partners Selected for Membership in Council of Public Relations Firms
Tier One Partners, LLC, a full-service public relations agency that offers "all senior talent, all the time," today announced it was approved for membership in the Council of Public Relations Firms, an association dedicated to advancing the interests of its 100-plus member firms nationwide, and the profession overall. MarketWire

Joint Commission Resources: Making a Difference -- Ambulatory Care Accreditation Conference Set for Oct. 4-5
Ambulatory care health care leaders will gather in Chicago October 4-5, 2011, for The Joint Commission's 16th Annual Ambulatory Care Conference. The conference, to be held at the Marriott Chicago Downtown hotel, will focus on discovering strategies to demonstrate quality of care to payers, regulatory agencies, and managed care organizations MarketWire

Mauna Kea Technologies Receives FDA Clearance for Next-Generation Cellvizio(R) System
Mauna Kea Technologies (EURONEXT PARIS: MKEA), leader in the endomicroscopy market, announced today that it has just obtained 510(k) clearance (N° K111047) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the next-generation endomicroscopy system for the GI and pulmonary tracts, called the Cellvizio® 100 Series MarketWire

Banco Azteca Chooses VCE to Drive Its VMware View(TM) Desktop Virtualization Project
Today at VMworld® 2011, VCE announced that Banco Azteca selected Vblock™ Infrastructure Platforms as the foundation for its VMware View™ desktop virtualization transformation. VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company was formed by Cisco and EMC, with investments from VMware and Intel. MarketWire

VCE Announces Vblock(TM) FastPath Desktop Virtualization Platform
Today at VMworld® 2011, VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company, announced the Vblock FastPath Desktop Virtualization Platform, a desktop virtualization solution designed to help IT organizations automate desktop and application management by enabling rapid deployment, reducing costs and improving security and accessibility through centralization of the desktop environment MarketWire

Sesame Communications Named to Inc. 500 |5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Sesame Communications, a dental industry pioneer in online patient connection systems, today announced that it has been named to the fifth annual lnc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. In its debut year on the list, Sesame is ranked an impressive #2024 for its 125% growth over three years and $9.2 million in revenue in 2010 MarketWire

Bizness Apps Announces Mobile HTML5 Application
Bizness Apps, the fast-growing startup offering effective business applications to small and medium-sized businesses globally, today announced that it has launched an HTML5 version of their do-it-yourself mobile app platform. With this launch, users are now able to create virtually identical mobile experiences across every mobile platform including iOS, Android, RIM, and Windows Mobile MarketWire

Cantaloupe Systems Announces OpenVDI, an Affordable Wireless Bridge Between DEX Data and Vendor Management Systems That Lowers Costs & Increases Accuracy
Cantaloupe Systems today announced the availability of OpenVDI: the lowest-cost, wireless way to get real-time DEX data into a Vending Management System (VMS). OpenVDI is priced at $5 per month, and as low as $99 for each cashless-ready telemetry device. MarketWire

CleanTech OC Announces Finalists for Second Cleantech Company of the Year Competition
CleanTech OC (www.cleantechoc.org), the trade association promoting economic growth in Orange County's clean technology industry, today announced the finalists for the organization's annual Cleantech Company of the Year Award competition. The 2011 finalists are Amonix, FlexEnergy, T3 Motion, M2 Renewables, and Phoenix Energy Technologies. MarketWire

Silver Peak Extends Options for 'WAN Optimization Anywhere' With Free Fully-Functional Virtual Appliance
(VMworld) -- Silver Peak Systems, the leader in data center class wide area network (WAN) optimization, today extended the industry's most convenient and low-cost options for deploying WAN optimization with the introduction of the Silver Peak VX-Xpress™ (VX-X), a free and fully-functional virtual appliance for optimizing site-to-site applications over the WAN. MarketWire

2011 BRAVO Business Awards: Latin Trade's Annual Awards Recognize Dominican President Leonel Fernandez for Lifetime Achievement
Latin Trade, the leading pan-regional business magazine focusing on Latin America and the Caribbean, announced today that Dominican President Leonel Fernández will be recognized with the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 17th BRAVO Business Awards, to be held on October 28 in Miami. MarketWire

Huawei Symantec Unveils Virtualization Strategy, Architecture and Products at VMworld
VMworld -- Huawei Symantec, a leading provider of storage, networking and security solutions, today unveiled a comprehensive strategy for optimizing its data center infrastructure for virtualized environments. Huawei Symantec will deliver best-of-breed integration with emerging management capabilities of hypervisors from VMware and other leading virtualization vendors MarketWire

DISH Network Launches Five New Channels From ZEE TV; Top Rated U.S. Entertainment Network for South Asians Expands Reach
ZEE TV, a leader in the U.S. entertainment space for South Asian audiences, has launched five new channels exclusively on DISH Network. This marks the largest launch of channels by any South Asian broadcaster in the U.S MarketWire

VPG Announces New WK-Series Strain Gage Training Video on Micro-Measurements Website
Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced the availability of a new training video on its Micro-Measurements website (www.micro-measurements.com). Presented in HD quality, the six-minute video offers a step-by-step demonstration of the procedures and materials needed for properly bonding a WK-Series strain gage (Option W) using Micro-Measurements' M-Bond 610 adhesive MarketWire

Four Winds Hartford Announces Grand Opening
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is pleased to announce that its new casino, Four Winds Hartford®, will open to the public at noon Eastern time on Tuesday, August 30. Located at 68600 Red Arrow Highway in Hartford, Mich MarketWire

Prospect Capital Announces 40.2% Year-Over-Year Increase in Net Investment Income for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2011, Plus a $0.06 per Share Annual Increase in Net Asset Value
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Company" or "Prospect") today announced financial results for our fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2011. MarketWire

NetEnrich Executives Honored in Fourth Annual MSPmentor 250 Report
NetEnrich, the IT channel's top source for remote managed "Closet to Cloud" IT operations, today announced that its management team was recognized in the recent MSPmentor 250 Report. MarketWire

Dozen More Healthcare Facilities to Automate Using Sage Software
Sage announced today that another dozen healthcare facilities have chosen to implement the company's certified electronic health records (EHR) and practice management software to improve their clinical efficiency and improve the administrative management of their practices. MarketWire

ARC Releases ishipdocs Version 2.0 Adding a Powerful Managed File Transfer Solution and File Sharing to Its Global Cloud Printing Capabilities
ARC (NYSE: ARC), the nation's leading document solutions company, today announced the incorporation of managed file transfer (MFT) services to its cloud printing solution called ishipdocs. Users of ishipdocs now have the ability to share, store and send documents in the cloud, and have them printed from more than 350 qualified print service providers across the globe. MarketWire

Growth of Rock Candy Media Defies Economic Environment
Due to solid entrepreneurial leadership, Rock Candy Media, a full-service marketing and design firm founded in June 2009, continues to thrive in an economic environment that has challenged many local businesses. Rock Candy Media was founded by principal Annie Liao Jones after the birth of her daughter MarketWire

Global Epic Explores Karma of Michael Jackson on His 53rd Birth-Anniversary
An international epic filmed in America, Japan, Canada, England, France, Switzerland, Hong Kong and India will explore all aspects of Karma and the role it played in the life and music of Michael Jackson MarketWire

Respect Your Universe Places First Product Order for Spring 2012 Debut Line
Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN) is pleased to announce they have placed their first product order for the debut of their spring 2012 premium high performance line. To be available at U.S. retailers and online for consumers early in 2012, over 400 SKU's of performance and sportswear items were purchased by RYU in their first order. MarketWire

Physicians Report Significantly Reduced Trial-and-Error Medication Selection After Using EEG Data
CNS Response, Inc. (OTCBB: CNSO) today announced that in a recent retrospective study, physicians using PEER Outcome™ data reported reduced trial-and-error medication selection for eating disorders patients with comorbid major depression or bipolar disorder MarketWire

Leading Analyst Firm Cites Neuralitic as a Sample Vendor in Mobile Data Intelligence
Neuralitic Systems was named a sample vendor in Mobile Data Intelligence by leading research firm Gartner in a July 29, 2011 report titled Hype Cycle for Mobile Device Technologies. The report, published by Tuong Huy Nguyen, examines and advises mobile operators on the maturity of certain technologies and their use MarketWire

Lone Star Gold, Inc. Secures $15 Million Equity Financing Agreement
Lone Star Gold, Inc. (OTCBB: LSTG) ("Lone Star" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that on August 26th, 2011, the Company signed a USD$15 million equity financing agreement with Hong Kong based equity investor North American Gold Corp MarketWire

DCCA Significantly Expanding Workforce to Support Increasing Government Business
Data Computer Corporation of America (DCCA), a veteran-owned high-technology consulting firm specializing in information technology (IT) services for the government, today announced it is hosting a recruitment Open House with the intention of filling numerous open positions MarketWire

UPS Wins Exclusive Affinity Partner Recognition With Illinois Technology Association
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) named UPS (NYSE: UPS) the exclusive shipping & logistics provider in its prestigious Affinity Partner Program. The honor recognizes UPS' commitment to excellence, reliability, and its proven ability to provide logistics solutions that drive systemic efficiency. MarketWire

IronKey Deepens Experience in Security and Cloud Services With New Executive Appointments
Two Silicon Valley executives will help IronKey continue its exponential growth by deepening its experience in cloud-based security services, the company announced today. IronKey named Mark Schulte as CFO and ex-Symantec marketing exec Ajay Nigam as senior vice president of product management. Schulte will be responsible for financial management and corporate accounting MarketWire

Pending Home Sales Slip in July but Up Strongly From One Year Ago
Pending home sales declined in July but remain well above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All regions show monthly declines except for the West, which continues to show the highest level of sales contract activity. MarketWire

US-China Legal Cooperation Fund Announces New Grants
The US-China Legal Cooperation Fund has announced its most recent round of grants for rule-of-law projects in China. MarketWire

Fluke Wins TED Magazine 2011 Best of the Best Award
Fluke Corporation, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, was named a winner in the Digital Campaign category of the TED Magazine 2011 Best of the Best Awards. The awards recognize the best marketing practices in the electrical industry. MarketWire

Intersil's Three-Channel Wide Vin Step-Down Controllers Provide Industry's Most Efficient, Compact Power Solutions
Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), today introduced two, three-channel synchronous step-down controllers that deliver the industry's most efficient, compact and flexible solutions for multi-output power supplies. These new devices are ideal for telecom and networking devices, internet gateways, cable modems, fiber optic modems, satellite set-top-boxes and various industrial applications. MarketWire

Phoenix NAP Joins the VMware Service Provider Program
Phoenix NAP®, a premier infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider and primary network access point (NAP), today announced that it is now a member of the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) as an Enterprise level member MarketWire

Williams Scotsman Provides Modular Elementary School to Tornado-Stricken Community in Joplin, Missouri
Williams Scotsman, a leading provider of modular space and storage solutions in North America, today announced the completion of Emerson Elementary, a modular school in Joplin, Mo., which was built to replace one of the many schools destroyed by the tornado that swept through the region in May. MarketWire

Crisis & Recovery Consulting Demand Driven by Local Debt Issues
According to research from Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory, significant new demand for Crisis & Recovery Consulting (C&R) is from local, state and sovereign entities faced with myriad debt issues and exiting distressed investments. MarketWire

Cherokee County School District Installs Gasboy(R) Fleet Fueling Systems for Buses
The Cherokee County School District, near Atlanta, Georgia, is installing Gasboy® fleet fueling and fleet management systems at the second of four fueling sites for the county's 392 school buses this month. MarketWire

Radiant Sage and Radiological Associates of Sacramento Partner to Form Impact Corelab, Inc.
Radiant Sage LLC, a provider of on-demand Clinical Trial Image Management Solutions, today announced that as a result of its partnership with Radiological Associates of Sacramento (RAS), a 93-year-old provider of radiological and clinical imaging services, the two companies have formed Impact Corelab, Inc MarketWire

Shooting Simulator Sold to the U.S. Coast Guard
Bob Ferris, VirTra Systems' (PINKSHEETS: VTSI) CEO, today announced that VirTra has won a contract to supply a shooting simulator to the United States Coast Guard. This is VirTra's first sale to the U.S. Coast Guard in the history of the company and means that VirTra has now sold firearm training simulators to all five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. MarketWire

Exit Only, Inc./Bayport Corporation Announces 71.6% Reduction of Authorized Shares
Exit Only, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EXTO) today announced that its recently acquired Bayport Corporation, at a directors' meeting on August 26, 2011, approved an amendment to its Articles of Incorporation reducing the number of Authorized Shares from 3,000,000,000 down to 850,000,000. This change is effective immediately and will be reflecting in the Nevada SOS database shortly. MarketWire

Evolve Technologies and StorageCraft Team Up to Deliver Tips on Disaster Recovery for SMBs
IT services provider Evolve Technologies (www.evolvetech.com) and StorageCraft Technology Corporation (www.storagecraft.com), a provider of backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions, are joining forces for a webinar on disaster recovery MarketWire

NavStar Technologies, Inc. Restructures and Positions Company for Significant Growth in 2012
NavStar Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NVSR); The following is a letter to shareholders from N. Douglas Pritt, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of NavStar Technologies, Inc. MarketWire

GEO Finance Corp (GEFI) Secures Premier Investor Relations Provider W.R.H. Media Group to Enhance Shareholder Communication and Long Term Strategy Execution
GEO Finance Corporation (PINK SHEETS: GEFI) announces today that it has secured the services of W.R.H. Media Group, "W.R.H" (www.wrhmediagroup.com) for Investor Relations. W.R.H. will assist in a menu of services including but not limited to Corporate Social Responsibility Programs, Strategic Planning, Dissemination of Company News, Succession Planning, Company Expansion, and Private Placements. MarketWire

WVT Communications Acquisition Gets Industry Recognition
WVT Communications' (NASDAQ: WWVY) recent acquisition of Philadelphia-based Alteva, LLC has many in the industry taking notice. With the recent spurt of mergers and acquisitions in the telecom technology sector, the WVT-Alteva deal has been rated in the top ten to watch according to CRN MarketWire

Bluelock Announces Support for Global Connect, a New Feature of VMware vCloud(R) Datacenter Services
Today at VMworld® 2011, Bluelock, a certified VMware vCloud® Datacenter Services provider, announced support for VMware vCloud Datacenter Global Connect, an optional feature of VMware vCloud Datacenter Services. Global Connect will enable customers to use cloud computing from multiple providers across the globe as if they are from a single virtual cloud. MarketWire

Tenaris Seeks Approval to Launch Tender Offer for Confab Shares
Tenaris S.A. (NYSE: TS) (BAE: TS) (MXSE: TS) (MILAN: TEN) announced today that it filed a request with CVM (Brazil's securities regulator) and the Sao Paulo stock exchange seeking their approval to a public delisting tender offer to acquire all of the ordinary and preferred shares held by the public in its controlled Brazilian subsidiary Confab Industrial S.A MarketWire

DryShips Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results Release Date, Conference Call and Webcast
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) (the "Company" or "DryShips"), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., of off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced today that it will release its results for the second quarter 2011 after the market closes in New York on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. MarketWire

Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corporation Announces Separate Trading of Common Stock and Warrants as of Today, August 29, 2011
Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: NMARU) announced today that pursuant to its initial public offering, which was consummated on July 20, 2011, the units issued in the initial public offering automatically separate as of today, August 29, 2011, into the common stock and warrants underlying the units MarketWire

Atlantis Computing to Showcase Leading VDI Storage and Optimization Solution at VMworld 2011
VMworld - Atlantis Computing™, the leader in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimization solutions, today announced that it will demonstrate the latest Atlantis ILIO™ software including Fault Tolerance (FT), increased scalability and even faster desktop performance at VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas, August 29 through September 1 at booth #1161 MarketWire

BIOLASE Granted Canadian Approval to Sell Waterlase iPlus(TM) All-Tissue Dental Laser Systems
BIOLASE Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLTI), the world's leading dental laser manufacturer and distributor, today announced that it has received approval from the Health Canada-Medical Device Bureau to sell its Waterlase iPlus™ all-tissue dental laser systems throughout Canada. Canada has an estimated 19,000 licensed dentists MarketWire

Optify Demos Real Time Marketing Suite and Salesforce Integration at Dreamforce
Optify (http://www.optify.net), the leading online marketing software and services provider for the real time web, today announced it will be demonstrating its real time marketing suite and integration with Salesforce in Booth #2 at the Dreamforce Conference in San Francisco, August 31 - September 2. MarketWire

Astadia Accelerates Informatica Partnership
Astadia, a Cloud computing systems integrator and a top salesforce.com, Eloqua and Xactly partner, today announced an expansion of its partnership with the world's number one independent provider of data integration software, Informatica, focused on large enterprise customers and building out solution expertise in industry verticals. MarketWire

TRUSTe Now Certifying Data Management and Privacy Practices in the Cloud
MarketWire

Stereo Vision Directs SEC Counsel to Conduct Trading Review for Possible Short Selling Improprieties
Stereo Vision Entertainment Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SVSN) announced today that SEC Counsel Dieterich & Mazarei have been directed to conduct a trading review for possible short selling improprieties. MarketWire

iPass Executives to Present at Rodman & Renshaw Conference September 13 and America's Growth Capital East Coast Emerging Growth Conference September 19
iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of mobility services for both enterprises and service providers, today announced that Evan Kaplan, president and CEO of iPass, will be presenting at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference on Tuesday, September 13th at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. MarketWire

Rocket Fuel Names IAB Asia Chief Ken Mandel to Board of Advisors
Rocket Fuel Inc., the leader in real-time targeting, today announced that Ken Mandel, Chairman of IAB Singapore and leading digital ad industry executive in Asia Pacific, has joined the company's board of advisors. Mandel is one of the most respected visionaries in digital advertising in Asia, having held executive roles in the region at Yahoo!, OgilvyOne, Neo@Ogilvy, and others MarketWire

Heat Biologics to Present at Rodman & Renshaw 13th Annual Healthcare Conference
Heat Biologics (www.heatbio.com), a clinical-stage immunotherapy company, announced today that it will be a presenting company at the Rodman & Renshaw 13th Annual Healthcare Conference, taking place in New York City, Sept. 11-13, 2011. MarketWire

Oak Street Funding Finds Top Talent for Chief Operating Officer in Trent
Oak Street Funding (www.oakstreetfunding.com) the nation's leading commission-based lender for insurance professionals has added Dennis Trent as Chief Operations Officer to its team. Trent will lead operations at Oak Street and will assist in positioning the company for future growth and business lines. The announcement was made by President and CEO Rick Dennen. MarketWire

SEI Identifies 4 Ways for Advisors to Boost Client Referrals in Any Market
While financial advisors agree that client referrals are critical to a firm's growth, nearly half of advisors say they've asked only "a small percentage" of their clients for a referral, according to an SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) Quick Poll released today. Additionally, only one in five advisors said that seeking referrals is a "regular routine and a key reason of my success MarketWire

Synthesis Energy Systems to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference
Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. ("SES") (NASDAQ: SYMX), a global energy and gasification technology company, announced today that Robert W. Rigdon, President & CEO, will present at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference, which will take place on September 11-13 in New York City. Mr MarketWire

Virtual Computer Turns VDI on Its Head With NxTop 4
VMworld 2011 -- Virtual Computer, the market leader in intelligent desktop virtualization (IDV), today announced the availability of NxTop® 4 MarketWire

Group Health and Slalom Consulting Announce the First Comprehensive Mobile Application for Managing Personal Health
Slalom Consulting, a national business and technology consulting firm, and Group Health Cooperative, a consumer-governed, nonprofit healthcare system that coordinates care and coverage, today announced the launch of a new customer-care strategy, highlighted by the development of an iPhone application, Group Health Mobile MarketWire

Riverside Medical Center Creates Eco-Friendly Green Roof as Part of Hospital's New Expansion Project
Kankakee, Illinois-based Riverside Medical Center, www.RiversideMC.net, named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals four years in a row by Thomson Reuters, unveils the installation of a large eco-friendly Vegetative Living Green Roof System in celebration of the hospital's commitment to environmental stewardship and the launch of the hospital's East Tower MarketWire

LogLogic Releases New Virtual Appliance for Data Warehousing and Forensics in VMware Operating Environments
Today at VMworld® 2011, LogLogic®, the IT Data Management Company, released a first-of-its-type "virtual appliance" that provides data warehousing and forensics analysis for IT data and is optimized for VMware environments MarketWire

Safelite AutoGlass(R) Honored With Atlanta 2011 Consumers' Choice Award
Safelite AutoGlass®, the nation's leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, has been recognized with an Atlanta 2011 Consumers' Choice Award® in the category of Auto Glass Repair and Replacement. MarketWire

Boston Red Sox Gear Up With Avaya Collaboration Solutions
Key Takeaways: Avaya selected by the Boston Red Sox as exclusive provider of next-generation Unified Communications (UC) solutions. New business collaboration capabilities will support traveling staff during away games, scouting and training, as well as boost fan experience MarketWire

Harte-Hanks Announces Major Expansion of Email Contacts in Ci Technology Database
Harte-Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS), a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company, announces a major expansion of its flagship product, the Ci Technology Database™ (CiTDB), more than doubling the number of contacts with email addresses MarketWire

Bluelock Introduces Bluelock Portfolio(TM)
VMworld 2011 -- Bluelock, a certified VMware vCloud® Datacenter provider of Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud, today announced the availability of Bluelock Portfolio™, the first cloud-aware decision support tool MarketWire

United Way of Miami-Dade Launches Volunteer Reader Program to Encourage the Love of Reading Before Kindergarten
United Way of Miami-Dade is launching its Volunteer Reader Program to enhance literacy opportunities for young children and instill the love of reading in them, even before they can read for themselves. United Way will pilot this program beginning Sept MarketWire

Virtual Instruments Introduces VirtualWisdom 3.0 Platform and 8Gb SAN Performance Probe for Private Cloud Performance Optimization
Virtual Instruments, the leader in storage area network (SAN) and virtual infrastructure optimization solutions, today introduced its VirtualWisdom 3.0 product suite, which includes the new 8Gb SAN Performance Probe, to provide comprehensive visibility across servers, networks and storage MarketWire

SpaceClaim Announces Integration with modeFRONTIER
SpaceClaim, the market leader in direct modeling software that enables all engineers to work in 3D, today announced that SpaceClaim Engineer has been integrated within the modeFRONTIER 4.4 framework, allowing engineers performing simulation and analysis through Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) to work in an open environment, reducing complexity and easing management of the entire process. MarketWire

SpaceClaim Announces Integration with Optimus
SpaceClaim, the market leader in direct modeling software that enables all engineers to work in 3D, and Noesis Solutions, renowned for the Optimus process integration and design optimization software, today announced that SpaceClaim Engineer has been integrated within Optimus MarketWire

AtHoc Makes Strategic Investment and Forms Business Alliance With eVigilo, an Innovator in Geo-Targeted Citizen Alerting Systems Using Wireless Cell Broadcasting
AtHoc, Inc., the pioneer and leader in Network-Centric Emergency Mass Notification systems (EMNS), today announced a strategic investment in eVigilo, a startup specializing in national-level citizen mass notification systems using geo-targeted multi-channel alerting technology MarketWire

Bonanza Goldfields President and CEO Stepping Down, Citing Personal Reasons
Bonanza Goldfields Corp. (PINKSHEETS: BONZ) ("Bonanza" or the "Company") today announced David Janney has decided to step down as President effective immediately, citing personal reasons. Mr. Janney will step down from his CEO position once Bonanza's year end statements and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission are complete MarketWire

Mitchell International Implements XML Bridge With PMSI
Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced that the SmartAdvisor™ XML Partner Bridge is now available to process bills through PMSI Inc.'s durable medical equipment (DME) provider network and Retrospective Re-Pricing program MarketWire

Turks and Caicos Reservations Welcomes Increased Air Service From Canada With Free Rum Cakes for Every Booking and Savings of Up to 40% at Selected Hotels
Turks and Caicos Reservations, the Turks and Caicos Islands' only locally-based reservation service, today launched a special promotion to commemorate new air service being offered by Air Canada to Turks and Caicos. Air Canada will begin direct, non-stop service from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, on Feb. 16, 2012 through April 26, 2012 MarketWire

Cisco Announces Acquisition of Versly
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced that it has acquired privately-held Versly. Based in San Francisco, Versly integrates collaboration capabilities via a plug-in into Microsoft Office applications, simplifying the way people work by enabling more effective collaboration around content in documents, spreadsheets, presentations and email. MarketWire

Searchlight Scientific to Launch Cloud Based Video Rendering Service, as Part of Its High Performance Cloud Computing Business (HPC2)
Searchlight Solutions Ltd. (PINKSHEETS: SLLN) today announces its subsidiary, Searchlight Scientific, Inc., is executing plans to launch video rendering services in the cloud on its High Performance Cloud Computing ("HPC2") platform. Clients are expected to be from the film and video gaming industries MarketWire

Study Links Consumption of Date Fruit With Easier Labor and Delivery Outcomes Among Pregnant Women
A new study in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that the consumption of date fruit (Phoenix dactylifera) by pregnant women leads to more favorable labor and delivery outcomes. MarketWire

Symantec Refreshes Industry-Leading Storage and Availability Products for VMware Environments
VMworld 2011 -- Today at VMworld 2011, Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) announced broad support across its storage and availability product portfolio for the VMware industry leading virtualization and cloud platform -- including expected support for the upcoming release of VMware vSphere 5 MarketWire

NetApp and VMware Help Transform IT, Make Cloud a Reality
Cloud computing has quickly surfaced as an important IT initiative as more organizations evaluate alternatives to help manage the pace and growth of their business MarketWire

BT Licenses VMTurbo to Support Virtual Data Center On Demand Service
VMworld -- VMTurbo, a leading provider of intelligent workload management software, today announced that BT Group plc (LSE: BT.A) (NYSE: BT), one of the world's largest telecommunications companies with operations in more than 170 countries, has licensed the VMTurbo Cloud Operations Manager for its internal operations MarketWire

New Quantum Virtual Data Protection Solution Unites Turnkey Simplicity, Advanced Technology and Market-Leading Value
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced the vmPRO 4000, an integrated solution for protecting data on virtual servers that offers turnkey simplicity, advanced technology and market-leading value MarketWire

The Restoration Industry Association Advises What to Do After the Disaster
The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) has these tips for individuals impacted by Hurricane Irene and now cleaning up in the aftermath: MarketWire

IBM Recognized as a Diamond Level Partner in Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

StudyBoost Launches Education Industry's First Interactive Studying Solution for Text (SMS) Messaging or Popular Instant Messaging Platforms
StudyBoost™ today announced the launch of its StudyBoost.com mobile learning (mLearning) platform, the education industry's first solution to allow studying via interactive SMS text or instant messaging (IM) platforms. Previously in beta mode, StudyBoost.com already has a large following of teachers and students. The official launch of StudyBoost MarketWire

Live Web Program Highlights Total Hip Arthroplasty
BroadcastMed, Inc.'s surgical web portal ORLive.com is proud to present a live web program from Mercy Hospital in Miami highlighting the anterolateral approach to total hip arthroplasty. Experience firsthand the use of technologies and techniques used to perform this less invasive, life-enhancing surgery as renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Carlos J. Lavernia performs this procedure MarketWire

Cadence and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Significantly Speed Design for Manufacturing Signoff at 32, 28 Nanometers
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that it has teamed with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to dramatically reduce the turnaround time for design-for-manufacturing (DFM) signoff at 28 nanometers MarketWire

VMTurbo Introduces Application Performance Management
VMworld - VMTurbo, a leading provider of intelligent workload management software to assure application performance, today announced that its September appliance upgrade will include Application Performance Management MarketWire

NetEnrich Offers Remote Managed Services Designed to Manage Small Business IT Operations
NetEnrich, the IT channel's top source for "Closet to Cloud" remote IT infrastructure management, today introduced its Small Business Services package, designed to support IT solution providers who deliver managed services to small-to-mid-market businesses (SMBs). Immediately available in North America through the Services Division of Ingram Micro Inc MarketWire

Spine Wave Announces FDA Clearance of the StaXx(R) XDL Expandable Device
Spine Wave, Inc. today announced that the Company received FDA clearance to market the StaXx® XDL Expandable Device. The StaXx® XDL System is the latest addition to the family of PEEK spacers utilizing Spine Wave's proprietary expandable technology. The StaXx® XDL Expandable Device is the company's first device intended to be implanted using a lateral surgical approach. MarketWire

Auto Club: Labor Day Travel Expected to Dip From Last Year
More than 2.32 million Southern Californians are expected to take a Labor Day vacation this year -- a 2.6 percent decrease from last year's 2.38 million travelers, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. MarketWire

REMINDER: MEDIA ALERT: Kilopass to Participate at GLOBALFOUNDRIES Global Technology Conference
At GLOBALFOUNDRIES Global Technology Conference (GTC 2011) MarketWire

Level 3 Communications Extends Its High-Capacity Network Into TELEHOUSE's State-of-the-Art Chelsea Center Data Center in New York
TELEHOUSE America MarketWire

Grid Cloud Solutions Initiates Private Placement Financing to Support Growth
Grid Cloud Solutions Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GRDC) announced its Board of Directors has approved a private placement financing of up to $5,000,000 in several tranches with the closing of the first $1,000,000 tranche in Q3-Q4 2011 for the purpose of supporting its growing list of initiatives and projects. The offering shall consist of units including common shares and warrants MarketWire

Award-Winning Startup Blancspot Media Launches Social News App on Android
Blancspot Media LLC today announced the launch of its groundbreaking interactive news app that provides a cinematic view of global events on the Android platform. "We created Blancspot to offer a news experience that is socially relevant to young adults who are looking to engage with a more creative and positive way to consume and share media," said founder and CEO Camille LeBlanc. MarketWire

Fuel Doctor, LLC Completes Merger With Silverhill Management Services, Inc., and Concurrent Closing of $900,000 Private Placement
Fuel Doctor, LLC, a provider of innovative technology solutions to the automotive aftermarket, which includes the FD-47 power conditioner/fuel efficiency booster, announced today that it has completed a merger with Silverhill Management Services, Inc. (OTCBB: SLHL). As a result of the merger, Fuel Doctor became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Silverhill Management Services, Inc MarketWire

FDA Grants AirXpanders an Investigational Device Exemption to Begin Pivotal Study of an Investigational Tissue Expansion System for Women Undergoing Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy
AirXpanders Inc., a company developing technology to address current unmet needs for patients who require tissue expansion for reconstructive surgery, today announced the U.S MarketWire

eMamba International Corp. (EMBA) Opens State-of-the-Art North American Business and Operations Center
eMamba International Corp. (PINK SHEETS: EMBA), an emerging provider of cloud-based business software and after-sales customer services, announced today it has opened a 70,000-square-foot North American business and operations center. MarketWire

IHOP's New Caramel Apple Sensations Bring Out the Kid in Everyone
IHOP welcomes the apple harvest with its Caramel Apple Sensations, a limited time menu celebrating the delicious flavors of a seasonal favorite. From now until October 2, tart apples perfectly complemented with sweet caramel top new breakfast selections starting at just $4.99 MarketWire

Cubic Receives Production Order for Tactical Vehicle Training System
Cubic Defense Applications, the defense systems business of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), announced today that it has received the first production order for its Tactical Vehicle System (TVS), used in combat training scenarios. The $13 million task order was issued by the U.S MarketWire

Micrel Rolls Out New Family of Pre-Bias Safe, High Power Density Integrated Synchronous Buck Regulators
Micrel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today launched a new family of pre-bias safe, fully integrated buck regulators targeting the 5V and 3.3V rails. The MIC22705 can supply a maximum output load current of 7A, while the MIC22405 and MIC22205 can handle up to 4A and 2A respectively MarketWire

Wire & Cable Solutions for the Energy, Utility, Infrastructure and Industrial Markets, by Houston Wire & Cable Company, a Feature of "Industry Today" on Industrialinfo.com
Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) will host special guest Houston Wire & Cable Company (HWCC) (Houston, Texas) as part of this week's "Industry Today" webcast. Houston Wire & Cable Company (NASDAQ:HWCC) is one of the largest distributors of electrical and mechanical wire and cable in the U.S. industrial distribution market MarketWire

Agria Dominates China's 7th National Edible Corn Conference
Agria Corporation (NYSE: GRO) (the "Company" or "Agria"), a China-based company with investments in the agriculture sector, today announced the Company took top honors at China's 7th National Edible Corn Conference held in Beijing. Three of Agria's proprietary seed varieties were awarded the title of "Recommended Edible Corn Seeds" MarketWire

Jones Soda Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer Michael O'Brien
Jones Soda Co. (NASDAQ: JSDA), a leader in the premium soda category and known for its innovative marketing approach, today announced the resignation of Chief Financial Officer Michael O'Brien. Jones has initiated a search for O'Brien's replacement. MarketWire

Venoco, Inc. Announces Receipt of "Going Private" Proposal From CEO at $12.50 per Share
Venoco, Inc. (NYSE: VQ) announced that its board of directors has received a non-binding proposal from Timothy M. Marquez, Chairman and CEO of the company and the holder of approximately 50.3% of Venoco's outstanding common stock, to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Venoco common stock for $12.50 per share in cash MarketWire

Scorpex Accomplishes Key 2011 Business Objectives Far Ahead of Schedule
Scorpex, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SRPX) (the "Company"), an emerging leader of industrial, hazardous and toxic waste disposal services in the Baja Mexico/California region, today provides current and prospective investors with an update regarding the previously announced initiatives for the current calendar year. MarketWire

Gold Resource Corporation Shareholder Update
Gold Resource Corporation (NYSE Amex: GORO) updates shareholders on third quarter production and formal resource report progress. Gold Resource Corporation is a low-cost gold producer with operations in southern Mexico. The Company has returned over $24.6 million to shareholders in special monthly dividends since declaring commercial production July 1, 2010. MarketWire

TransUnion Report Shows Credit Risk Declining for Sixth Straight Quarter; Driven by Fewer Delinquent Consumers and Lower Debt Levels
TransUnion's proprietary Credit Risk Index (CRI) declined for the sixth consecutive quarter as consumers continue to pay off their outstanding debt and maintain low delinquency levels on their credit obligations. Compared to one year ago, the 2Q2011 CRI for the U.S. decreased 1.9 percent to 121.22 MarketWire

Aquasil Inc Corporate Update
Aquasil International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AQUS), the manufacturer of premium silver water worldwide, would like to provide a corporate update on the Company's previous, current and future developments. MarketWire

Fresh Start Tax: How Tax Payers Can Resolve IRS Problems Caused by Late Returns, Unfiled Returns and Lost Tax Records
Former IRS Agents Can Get You Back in the System, Quickly and Without Problems. Filing late, past due or unfiled tax returns may not be as difficult as you think. Once a person does not file for a year they just stop filing and live in fear, hoping IRS does not come calling. MarketWire

PGI Energy Announces $100 Million Financing Commitment
PGI ENERGY, INC. (PINKSHEETS: PGIE) announces reaffirmed financing commitment agreement with AGS Capital Group in its efforts to move the company onto the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as a bid to prevent short selling of the company's stock, which is prohibited in European markets. MarketWire

Protect Your Deck Now
(Family Features) Colder temperatures, snow, and ice can do some damage on the exterior of your home, especially to wooden decks. Harsh winter weather can deteriorate the wood, ruin the look, and depreciate the value of your deck. Take extra care of it now so that your deck is in tip-top shape for backyard BBQs in the spring. There are three steps to winterizing your deck: MarketWire

Spice Up Dinner
(Family Features) This season, turn to nature for inspiration in the kitchen. Choose recipes that incorporate ingredients that are in season, like this Cider-Braised Spicy Pork Stew which uses freshly-picked apples and farmstand butternut squash. MarketWire

A Toast to the Bride
(Family Features) Whether it's an engagement party, bridal shower, the reception or post-wedding brunch, professional event planner Alison Hotchkiss knows a thing or two about creating memorable bridal celebrations MarketWire

Classic Comfort
(Family Features) Ah, comfort food. Simple, hearty dishes full of flavor and good memories. There's nothing quite like sitting down to one of these family favorites after a long day. Somehow, it just makes everything seem better. MarketWire

Budget-Friendly Family Fun
(Family Features) These days, enjoying one another's company on a budget is even more important for families. So take a break from the ordinary and settle into the comforts of the best playground around -- the home. MarketWire

Neste Oil appoints Juha-Pekka Kekalainen as Vice President, Investor Relations
Neste Oil CorporationPress release29 August 2011 at 11.30 a.m (EET)Neste Oil appoints Juha-Pekka Kekäläinen as Vice President,Investor RelationsMr Juha-Pekka Kekäläinen, MSc (Eng), has been appointed NesteOil's VicePresident, Investor Relations with effect from 1 October 2011 MarketWire

Juha Rouhiainen appointed Vice President, Investor Relations of Metso
Metso Corporation's press release on August 29, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. localtime Juha Rouhiainen, (MSSc.), has been appointed Vice President, InvestorRelationsfor the Metso Group. He will start in his new position on October 31, 2011atthe latest. Juha will report to Harri Nikunen, CFO MarketWire

Cougar Oil and Gas Canada, Inc. Acquires Additional Oil Leases at Land Sale
Cougar Oil and Gas Canada, Inc. (OTCBB: COUGF) ("Cougar" "the Company") is pleased to announce that the Company acquired an additional 3 sections of land (1920 acres) at an Alberta Provincial Government land sale on Wednesday August 25, 2011. MarketWire

Carlisle Appoints Victor Heggelman as New Chief Financial Officer
Carlisle Management Company, the Luxembourg-based alternative fund manager, today announced the appointment of Victor Heggelman as the company's new Chief Financial Officer effective September 2011. MarketWire

Apollo Endosurgery(R) Announces First Incisionless Full-Thickness Resection of a Colonic Polyp
Gastroenterologists José-Ramón Armengol Miró, MD, and Sergey V MarketWire

Pharming grants SOBI additional territories for the commercialisation of Ruconest(R)
Biotech company Pharming Group NV("Pharming") (NYSE Euronext: PHARM) today announces that it has reachedmutualagreement with Esteve to return the rights to market Ruconest®in Spain,Portugal, Andorra and Greece MarketWire

Ingenico acquires TNET to expand its technical services coverage in Italy
Ingenico (Euronext : FR0000125346- ING),leading worldwide provider of payment solutions, today announces theacquisitionof 100% of TNET Centro Servizi Monetici Srl (TNET), an Italian companyspecialized in technical services for payment terminals. Through thistransaction, Ingenico reinforces its positioning on the Italian market,notablywith banking, loyalty, petrol and retail MarketWire

DryShips Inc. Announces Exchange Offer of Common Shares by Ocean Rig UDW Inc.
DryShips Inc MarketWire

Quixey Raises $3.8 Million to Make Sure You Can Always Find the Right Apps
Quixey -- The Search Engine for Apps -- announced today that it raised $3.8 million in Series A funding. The $3.8 million investment will help fuel growth and partnership development. MarketWire

Red Hot Chili Peppers New Album "I'm With You" out Today on Warner Bros. Records
"I'm With You," the new album from multi-platinum rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers is released today, August 29th, on Warner Bros. Records. MarketWire

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies -- the Inc. 500|5000
Inc. magazine today ranked VAI, a leading ERP software provider, on its fifth annual Inc. 500|5000. The Inc. 500/5000 is an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies, and it marks the fourth time VAI has been recognized on this distinguished list MarketWire

North American Industrial Project Spending Index Continues to Maintain Growth in 2011, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- While dropping ever so slightly from June to July, the North American Industrial Project Spending Index continues to show consistent growth in the value of construction starts for major industrial projects this year. The index was at 28.73% growth in June and is now at 27.58% MarketWire

SHARE REPURCHASE 29.8.2011
Okmetic Oyj        ANNOUNCEMENT         29.8.2011  SHARE REPURCHASE 29.8.2011 In the Helsinki Stock Exchange   Trade date29.8.2011 Bourse tradeBUYShareOKM1VAmount5.000sharesTotal cost24 GlobeNewswire

Santhera Announces Interim Financial Results for the First Half Year of 2011 and Restructuring Plans to Concentrate on Catena® Franchise
Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding AG /Santhera Announces Interim Financial Results for the First Half Year of 2011 and Restructuring Plans to Concentrate on Catena® Franchise . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

ADB Group reports adoption of the resolution at its Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
ADB Holdings S.A. /ADB Group reports adoption of the resolution at its Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Topping out ceremony at the Mátészalka site in Hungary: FLABEG Kft builds new plant for production of exterior mirrors
FLABEG /Topping out ceremony at the Mátészalka site in Hungary: FLABEG Kft builds new plant for production of exterior mirrors . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

New share option plan
Company Announcement to the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority No. 21-2011, 29 August 2011. GlobeNewswire

Nestlé invests CHF 98 million to increase production in Thailand
Nestlé S.A. /Nestlé invests CHF 98 million to increase production in Thailand. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Nordea initiates negotiations with unions on staff cost reduction
Nordea's ambition in the New Normal is to maintain its place among the top-league banks in Europe. The increased costs imposed by new global regulation will create challenges for all banks. Nordea has decided to take early action to safeguard its strong position on funding and customer relations GlobeNewswire

Neste Oil appoints Juha-Pekka Kekäläinen as Vice President, Investor Relations
Neste Oil Corporation Press release29 August 2011 at 11.30 a.m (EET) GlobeNewswire

Cancellation of Bond Loan
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New Company Certificate
Stavanger, 29 August 2011: Norwegian Energy Company ASA (OSE:NOR), Please find the updated Company Certificate attached.   GlobeNewswire

CerMed International announces trading of new shares
CerMed International /CerMed International announces trading of new shares. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

From Turbulence towards Moderate Growth
Pohjola Pankki Oyj /From Turbulence towards Moderate Growth. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

EDB ErgoGroup wins contract for 55 Norwegian prisons
(Oslo, 29 August 2011) EDB ErgoGroup's Consulting business area has won an assignment for the assessment of needs and development of a system for all inmates in 55 Norwegian prisons and other correctional facilities GlobeNewswire

FDA requests additional clinical data on Novartis drug ACZ885 for the treatment of gouty arthritis
Novartis International AG /FDA requests additional clinical data on Novartis drug ACZ885 for the treatment of gouty arthritis . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Actelion reports results of exploratory study with macitentan in IPF patients - promising long-term safety and tolerability profile - efficacy data not supportive of Phase III in IPF
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd /Actelion reports results of exploratory study with macitentan in IPF patients - promising long-term safety and tolerability profile - efficacy data not supportive of Phase III in IPF . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

EDB ErgoGroup enters into telephony agreement with Statkraft
(Oslo, 29 August 2011) Statkraft has chosen EDB ErgoGroup as the company's future supplier of telephony and communications services. The agreement extends to mobile telephony, fixed line telephony, and user equipment, together with related services. The agreement runs for five years and represents total contract value of NOK 35 million. GlobeNewswire

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