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Amira Group' s Karan Chanana named 'Power Brands Hall of Fame Corporate Icon of the Year'
Karan A Chanana, the chairman of the food grain manufacturer Amira Group, has been conferred the "Power Brands Hall of Fame Corporate Icon of the Year". ANI

Google to debut new Android tablet to win 'brutal competition' with Apple
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has revealed that the company is planning to bring its flagship Android tablet to the market in the next six months to rival Apple's iPad. ANI

European debt crisis to hit India harder: ADB official
A senior Asian Development Bank official has said that the Food Security Bill, the Manmohan Singh Government is planning to introduce in Parliament, is unsustainable. ANI

MDA Allocates New Station FM92.0 to SPH Unionworks
The Media Development Authority (MDA) has awarded the FM92.0 radio frequency to SPH Unionworks, paving the way for the launch of a new commercial free-to-air women and family radio station for local listeners.The award follows a public tender launched by MDA on 29 March 2011 for the allocation of two vacant FM frequencies - FM89.3 and FM92 ACN Newswire

NEC to Exhibit at CES 2012
NEC Corp. (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today its participation in the "2012 International CES" (CES), the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, from January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas ACN Newswire

COMG Commences Negotiations on Proposed Acquisitions
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Mazda to Display Mazda CX-5 at Tokyo Auto Salon 2012
Mazda Motor Corporation will showcase a lineup of 10 vehicles at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2012 with NAPAC. Mazda will be featuring its new crossover SUV Mazda CX-5, which is scheduled to be launched into the Japanese market in the 2012 spring. The 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon will be held at the Makuhari Messe Convention Center in Chiba prefecture from January 13 to 15, 2011 ACN Newswire

Eisai Submits Application for Partial Change to Label of Egg White Lysozyme Preparation Neuzym
Eisai Co. Ltd announced today that its pharmaceutical manufacturing and marketing subsidiary Sannova Co. Ltd submitted an application for partial change to the approved label for egg white lysozyme preparation Neuzym to Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) on December 21, 2011 ACN Newswire

Chandran Nair: Asia Must Find New Economic Model
Asia must reject the "Western economic model" of consumerism and find a new direction, one in which safe food, water and sanitation are higher priorities than acquiring cars and mobile phones, according to Chandran Nair, founder of the Hong Kong-based think tank Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT) ACN Newswire

Mazda AZ-Wagon "XS Limited" and "Custom Style XS Limited" Special Editions Go on Sale in Japan
Mazda Motor Corporation today launched the special edition Mazda AZ-Wagon "XS Limited" and "Custom Style XS Limited" for the Japanese market. The exclusive micro-mini wagons go on sale today at all Mazda Autozam, Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealers throughout Japan ACN Newswire

Avino Silver & Gold Mines (TSXV:ASM) Sells Additional Concentrate Containing Gold & Silver from Mexican Property and Provides Update on Operations - Video Summary Posted on www.InvestmentPitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 20, 2011 - Avino Silver & Gold Mines (TSXV:ASM) (NYSE Amex:ASM) has provided an update to its shareholders on its activities at the Avino Mine, near Durango Mexico.For more insight into this news, please watch this short ""video news alert"" produced by InvestmentPitch.com. If this link is not enabled, please visit www.InvestmentPitch ACN Newswire

American College of Education Offers Spring Tuition Break
American College of Education announces its buy one, get one (BOGO) free tuition offer for students beginning their M. Ed. program at the online college during the Spring 2012 session. New students who enroll and are accepted will pay regular tuition for their first course and receive their second course tuition free. MarketWire

Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering
Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (Digiplex) today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to the proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock. Digiplex intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to finance its acquisition of certain assets of Cinema Supply, Inc MarketWire

PremierWest Bancorp Adds to Board of Directors
John Duke, Chairman of the Board of Directors of PremierWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PRWT), the parent company of PremierWest Bank, announced today that Mary Carryer has joined the Board of PremierWest Bancorp. MarketWire

Macey Bankruptcy Law Offers Exhaustive List of Services for Debtors as 2011 Draws to a Close
No one wants to be in debt during the holiday season, and Macey Bankruptcy Law is helping debtors get through this tough time. With 100 offices across America and a growing client base in the hundreds of thousands, Macey Bankruptcy Law has grown to be one of the largest bankruptcy law firms in the United States, enabling them to offer their clients a wide selection of bankruptcy resources. MarketWire

Specialty Coffee Association of America Brings World's Largest Specialty Coffee Event to Portland, Oregon, April 19 - 22, 2012
The Specialty Coffee Association of America's (SCAA) 24th Annual Exposition & Symposium will be held in Portland, Oregon this April 19-22, 2012 MarketWire

Download Free Massage and Wellness Apps From Human Touch(R) to Relax and Feel Better(R) This Holiday Season
Human Touch®, the U.S. market leader of innovative massage chairs, Perfect Chair® Recliners, and other wellness solutions, invites Apple iDevice users to feel better everywhere™ this holiday season with its HT-Connect® and Wellness ShakeUp apps. Both apps are available for free download on Apple iTunes. MarketWire

Doral Healthcare Finance Provides a $7.0 Million Line of Credit to Zynex, Inc.
Doral Healthcare Finance ("DHF") today announced it has provided a three year $7.0 million revolving line of credit to Zynex, Inc., and subsidiaries ("Zynex"). Proceeds from the transaction will be used for to pay off existing debt and for growth MarketWire

Retirement of Fred Abdula as Director and Chairman Emeritus of Northern States Financial Corporation and NorStates Bank
Northern States Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: NSFC), holding company for NorStates Bank, an FDIC-insured financial institution, today announced that on December 20, 2011, Fred Abdula retired as Director and Chairman Emeritus of both Northern States Financial Corporation (the "Company") and NorStates Bank (the "Bank"). Mr MarketWire

Brookfield Office Properties Sells 53 State Street in Boston for $610 Million
Brookfield Office Properties Inc. (NYSE: BPO) (TSX: BPO) announced today that it has sold 53 State Street in Boston, Massachusetts for $610 million. MarketWire

Bosch Home Appliances Takes a Look Behind Dishwashers Across America
As busy homeowners prepare for the arrival of their holiday guests, the last place many think to clean is around their dishwasher, even though many dishwashers pull the air from around the unit to dry the dishes MarketWire

After More Than 35 Years of Recording, Air Supply Is Finding a Sweet 'Sanctuary'
Just in time for Christmas, Air Supply (www.airsupplymusic.com) is helping weary travelers and excited listeners everywhere find some much needed "Sanctuary" -- the iconic hit-making duo's latest single, now available on iTunes. MarketWire

Year-End Wrap-Up Highlights Positive Trends for B-School Grads in 2011
Key survey and poll results from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) during 2011 provided a positive outlook for MBA graduates in 2011 and projected hiring for 2012. The year's noteworthy findings include: MarketWire

Brookfield Office Properties Canada Executes New Financing on Bay Adelaide Centre West Tower for $405 Million
Brookfield Office Properties Canada (TSX: BOX.UN), Canada's preeminent office REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust), announced today the execution of a new financing on its Bay Adelaide Centre West Tower for $405 million, for a 10-year term at a fixed rate of 4.426%. The new loan was used to repay the existing construction financing of $405 million. MarketWire

Dan Kramer Joins CoActiv Capital Partners as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Technology and Franchise Finance Sales Divisions
Leader in equipment leasing, CoActiv Capital Partners, Inc. (CoActiv) a Marubeni Group Company, announced today the appointment of Mr. Dan Kramer as the company's Executive Vice President. MarketWire

TyMetrix and Corporate Executive Board Partner to Release Second Real Rate Report(TM)
TyMetrix, the global leader in intelligent solutions to better manage the business of law, and Corporate Executive Board, a leading research and advisory services company today announced that they will once again partner to release the "Real Rate Report," the legal industry's only benchmark report for law firm rates MarketWire

TIBCO Software Grows Total Revenue by 20% Over Q4 2010
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year, which ended on November 30, 2011. MarketWire

Omega Navigation Enterprises Defeats Lender Motions
Omega Navigation Enterprises Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ONAVQ) announced today that, in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings in Houston, Texas, the Court has denied the motion from the Senior Lenders to dismiss or convert the Chapter 11 cases and the separate motion for relief from the automatic stay granted in Chapter 11 proceedings MarketWire

In Time for Christmas: 2011 Marketplace Ministry Award Recipients Announced Today
Northeast Christians At Work, an all-volunteer workplace ministry, announced today the recipients of the 13th annual Northeast Marketplace Ministry Awards. Each year during the Christmas season, awards are given to individuals, churches and organizations that demonstrate a high level of interest in, and practical application of, Godliness in the workplace MarketWire

Ronn Motor Company Announces Relocation to Houston, TX
Ronn Motor Company (PINKSHEETS: RNNM) announces relocation to Houston, TX. MarketWire

TeleCommunication Systems Agrees With U.S. Army to Further Extend World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) Contract Into Third Quarter of 2013
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced it has agreed to a second extension to its U.S. Army World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract MarketWire

Versus Technology Announces Fiscal Year Results
Versus Technology, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VSTI) ("Versus" or the "Company") announced revenues of $2,605,000 for the quarter ended October 31, 2011, compared to revenues of $1,600,000 for the same period in 2010. Fourth quarter revenues represent a 62.8% improvement over the same quarter of the prior year and the fourth consecutive quarter of growth MarketWire

NEWave Continues Winning Streak With System Replacement Contract at Little River Casino Resort
Leading software supplier to the casino gaming industry NEWave is continuing its impressive winning streak which has endured throughout 2011. Now the company is celebrating its latest contract, an installation of its myCompliance™ Suite at the Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Mich MarketWire

Marketfish Wraps Up Strong 2011
Marketfish, a self-service lead generation platform for list marketing, ends 2011 with a strong fourth quarter, marked by the addition of five new permission-based lists to its already vast inventory and the company's expansion into New York City MarketWire

Zacuto's New Writing Series Educates Aspiring Writers
In an effort to inform and educate aspiring writers in the production world, Zacuto recently began releasing a series of articles that discuss writing tricks and tips by Jill Remensnyder. MarketWire

University Bancorp Sets Annual Meeting Date as December 30, 2011 Noon EST
University Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: UNIB) (PINKSHEETS: UNIB) announced today that its 2011 annual shareholder meeting has been scheduled for December 30, 2011, beginning at Noon EST. Shareholders of record as of the close of business December 23, 2011 will be entitled to vote. As a measure to economize and save the shareholders money, no proxies will be solicited for the meeting by the company. MarketWire

Founding Partner Douglas DeGrave Awarded OC Trial Lawyer of the Year
Douglas M. DeGrave, Esq., a Founding Partner of Poliquin & DeGrave LLP in Laguna Hills, CA, was named OC Trial Lawyer of the Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 during ABOTA's Annual Holiday Dinner in Newport Beach. MarketWire

Protext Mobility Signs Distribution Agreement With Corporate Communications Group, Inc.
Protext Mobility, Inc. (OTCBB: TXTM), a mobile solutions developer of innovative and trusted applications to the fast-growing mobile communications and apps markets, and Corporate Communications Group, Inc MarketWire

Department of Homeland Security Selects VIP for Large-Scale Federal Protective Service Project
Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP), a global technology and managed services firm, has been awarded a $17.2 million project for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Federal Protective Service (FPS) MarketWire

President Devils Arena Entertainment to Deliver Keynote Address at Ticket Summit
Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment industry, today announced that Richard Krezwick, President of Devils Arena Entertainment, will deliver a Keynote address at its upcoming winter conference slated for January 18-20, 2012 at The Waldorf=Astoria MarketWire

Everbridge Delivers Dedicated Capacity Increase of 200%; Announces Industry's First Elastic Infrastructure Model
Everbridge, Inc., the world's recognized leader in emergency and incident notification solutions, today announced a major infrastructure expansion that includes a doubling of dedicated capacity and a new elastic infrastructure model MarketWire

Grosvenor Americas Appoints Sommer Johnson Investment Manager, San Francisco
Grosvenor Americas has appointed Sommer Johnson to the position of Investment Manager in the company's San Francisco, CA headquarters office. He will be responsible for Grosvenor Americas' real estate acquisitions in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles/Orange County markets, focusing on value-add office, retail, and apartment assets. MarketWire

McDonald's Works to Mainstream Sustainability
McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) today released its 2011 Sustainability Scorecard and reinforced its commitment to mainstreaming sustainability for customers through the company's actions and collaboration with suppliers, experts and the food industry as a whole. MarketWire

2011 Donation Brings Walmart Foundation's Support for Ways to Work(R) Program to $4 Million
Ways to Work®, a unique Community Development Financial Institution that provides affordable loans to working families with challenging credit histories, announced today that they received a second $2 million commitment from the Walmart Foundation for program expansion MarketWire

easyhome Ltd. Announces Resignation of Five Directors
easyhome Ltd. (TSX: EH) announced that Rodney Adams, James Bowland, Walter (Bud) Gates, Steven Richardson, and G. Wesley Voorheis resigned today as directors of the Company. Donald K. Johnson, Chairman of the Board, said: "We thank the departing directors for their service MarketWire

ColorTyme Names Cathy Skula President and CEO
Colortyme, America's oldest franchisor of independently owned-and-operated rent-to-own stores, today announced the appointment of Cathy Skula to president and CEO, effective January 1, 2012. MarketWire

/ KILL - Educational Testing Service
Editors and other readers are advised to disregard the news release titled "Study Confirms 'Gold Standard' Quality of ETS's SourceRater(SM)," issued Monday, December 19, by Educational Testing Service. The release was issued in error by the company. A corrected release will be issued at a future date. MarketWire

VEGAS.com Gets in the Game With Top Viewing Spots for College Bowl Games
As college football teams compete in the final games of the season, fans will swarm Las Vegas for the ultimate viewing and betting locations. With a plethora of options including sports books, bars and more lining the Strip, the VEGAS.com experts lead fans to the Hail Mary route and recommend the hot spots to get in on all the action: MarketWire

2012 Will Be a Year of Tech 'Trade-Offs' and Compromise
A new report -- Cisco TechWatch 2012 -- released by Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today reveals the technology priorities and business challenges which senior IT decision makers in the UK anticipate in 2012. The report finds that on the surface IT decision makers are upbeat about 2012, with high aspirational goals for deploying technology which can innovate and drive their organisations forward MarketWire

Search for Paper Treasure in Attic Trash, Says Historian Michael Mendoza
Historian and author Michael Mendoza, who used a letter written by a Civil War veteran as the basis for his new first novel, "Glorious Reality of War," (www.dentedcanenterprises.com), says such treasures are often overlooked when people pore through inherited estates. MarketWire

'Savvy Shopper' Shares Secrets for Putting Grocery Bills on a Diet
Toni House, a mom with executive-level experience in accounting and the restaurant industry, pared the monthly grocery bill for her family of four to $250. Now, she shares her tricks and tips in her new book "Savvy Shopping: How to Reduce Your Weekly Grocery Bill to $85 Per Week - or Less!" (www.SaveYourMoneySaveYourFamily.com). MarketWire

'The Good News,' a Biblical Analysis, Compares Scripture, Christian Values
Author Shay Dawkins' new book, "The Good News: How Revealing Delusions in Christianity Will Bring Peace to All," (www.thegoodnewsbook.com), is an analysis of the Bible that compares contemporary Christian values with scripture. MarketWire

Rosetta Stone Makes DRTV Foray Into Canada
Rosetta Stone, a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, announced that it has launched a new direct response television (DRTV) campaign in Canada. The national media buy will be managed by Northern Lights Direct. MarketWire

Algae Biodiesel Company World Health Energy Holdings Inc. Announces Letter of Intent to Develop Up to 250 Acre Algae Farm With Prime Inc. India; $100 Million Project Envisioned for Production of Biodiesel and Commercial Fish Food
World Health Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: WHEN) (PINKSHEETS: WHEN), a public holding company developing joint venture partnerships for algae production for biodiesel and commercial fish food, announced today the signing of Letter of Intent with Prime Inc MarketWire

Hollywood Film & TV Producer and Pariah Head Gavin Polone Joins SuperBox, Inc. Advisory Board
SuperBox, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SBOX), a leading social interactive entertainment company that creatively develops and distributes original content across various media platforms, today announced the appointment of Hollywood Mega-Producer Gavin Polone to its Advisory Board. MarketWire

Barro's Pizza Selects Zion & Zion as Agency of Record
Barro's Pizza, Arizona's largest dine-in/delivery pizza chain, family owned and operated since 1980, has completed its review of Arizona-based agencies and has selected Zion & Zion as its agency of record MarketWire

Varolii Raises Proceeds for FareStart Culinary Job Training Program With Holiday Chef Contest and Silent Auction
In the spirit of giving, Varolii teamed up with a local nonprofit organization to celebrate the holidays with culinary flare and raise proceeds for a good cause. The aptly themed "Tis the Seasoning" event raised money for FareStart, a local organization dedicated to culinary job training and placement for the homeless and disadvantaged. MarketWire

CORPAK MedSystems Awarded Feeding Tubes and Devices Agreement With the Premier Healthcare Alliance
CORPAK MedSystems announced today that it has been awarded a 36-month group purchasing agreement with the Premier healthcare alliance for its Feeding Tubes and Devices product category. Effective February 1st, 2012, this new agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier MarketWire

Leading Experts Tony Lopez and Ned Barnes Join Berkeley Research Group's DC Office
G. Anthony "Tony" Lopez and Ned Barnes have joined Berkeley Research Group as directors in the firm's Washington, DC office. MarketWire

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Opens Doors to Vendor Negotiations Using VHA LYNX(TM) Solutions
Coming to the table with accurate data intelligence is the single most powerful tool a hospital can utilize to negotiate pricing with suppliers. Administrators at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, N.H., say they were largely flying blind, especially on costly physician-preference items, until they tapped into the power of VHA's analytics tools. MarketWire

Tierney Brothers, Inc. Launches New Professional Development Division
Twin Cities-based Tierney Brothers, Inc., an audiovisual technology firm, today launched a new Professional Development division. The new division will focus on helping schools and other organizations maximize the return on their technology investments through professional development. MarketWire

Prudential Retirement Earns DALBAR 2011 Retirement Plan Service Award
DALBAR announced today the 2011 winners of its annual Retirement Plan Service Award. Prudential Retirement was the only firm in the retirement plan industry to emerge as a leader in customer service in 2011. MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology Power Metal Strip(R) Meter Shunt Resistor Wins 2011 Editor's Choice Award From China's Electronic Engineering & Product World
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company's WSMS2908 Power Metal Strip® meter shunt resistor has received a 2011 Editor's Choice Award from Electronic Engineering & Product World (EEPW), one of China's key electronics design publications. MarketWire

Pilz Spreads Cheese Safely for Edelweiss
These days, cheese production is largely automated. To guarantee the quality of the cheese that is produced in the industrial manufacturing process, plant and machinery must always be state-of-the-art in terms of technology and safety. An individually tailored safety concept as part of a retrofit ensures that processes are safer and more efficient. MarketWire

A Werewolf Discovered in Costa Rica in Clint Romag's "Damnation of the Werewolf"
Clint Romag, author of "The Sasquatch Encounters," has released "Damnation of the Werewolf," the final novel in the acclaimed horror series "Chronicles of a Werewolf." MarketWire

Real-Life IRS Case Is Basis for New Novel, 'Justice for None'
Accountant Jessica James' autobiographical novel, "Justice for None" (www.AuthorJessicaJames.com), is based on her experience as a target in an IRS tax fraud case. MarketWire

Photographers Share Secrets to Better Shots in 'That Picture Stinks'
Now that anyone with a phone is a shutterbug, professional photographers Judy Holmes and Greg Baer offer tips for taking better pictures in their new how-to book, "That Picture Stinks," (www.thatpicturestinks.com). MarketWire

Business App for Android to Track and Validate Both Barcode Data and NFC Tags
Skycore LLC, a leading mobile solutions provider, today announced launching a beta program for customizing its codeREADr barcode scanning app for businesses to deploy for reading and writing data embedded in NFC tags. MarketWire

Realogy's Existing Home Sale Results Remain Unaffected After NAR Issues Downward Revision of National Existing Home Sales Survey Data
Realogy Corporation, a leading provider of real estate and relocation services, today reiterated that the National Association of Realtors' (NAR) downward revision of national existing home sale survey data from 2007 to present day will have no impact on Realogy's reported financial results or reported key business drivers MarketWire

Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Honors State Representative Alice Wolf and Others at Annual Meeting
At its annual meeting on Wednesday, December 7th, the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MassNAELA) honored several individuals for their advocacy of elder services and their commitment to raising awareness of legal issues affecting seniors MarketWire

mediaFORGE Named One of Red Herring's Global Top 100 Tech Startups
mediaFORGE, a leading online behavioral targeting company, today announced it has been honored with Red Herring's Global 100 award, which recognizes the leading private companies from North America, Europe, and Asia. MarketWire

New Comodo Software Provides Faster, More Affordable IT Security for SMBs
Comodo (www.comodo.com), a leading certificate authority and Internet security solutions provider, today released Endpoint Security Manager 2 MarketWire

BroadSoft Selected by LG U+ to Power Hosted Unified Communications Offering for South Korea SMB Market
BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT), today announced that LG U+, one of South Korea's leading service providers of mobile, fixed-line and broadband communications services, will leverage the BroadWorks® voice application platform to launch a new hosted Unified Communications (UC) offering for enterprises in South Korea. MarketWire

Existing-Home Sales Continued to Climb in November
Existing-home sales rose again in November and remain above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Also released today were periodic benchmark revisions with downward adjustments to sales and inventory data since 2007, led by a decline in for-sale-by-owners. MarketWire

Raritan Veterinarians Announce Assistance With Common and Holiday Pet Emergencies
Raritan emergency veterinary clinic, Animerge has announced that they are accepting pet patients suffering from common pet emergencies and holiday pet emergencies. The pet emergency clinic veterinarians are led by medical director Dean Newton, DVM. The staff at Animerge includes veterinarians who are prepared to meet any emergency needs that your pet may have MarketWire

Frisco Chiropractor Announces New Social Media Outreach
Taylor Family Chiropractic announced that the wellness center is actively reaching out to patients through social media, including Facebook. This is part of the practice's overall effort to enhance patient communications and share relevant wellness news. The practice is also using social media to answer questions patients may have about managing back pain and neck pain MarketWire

TicketNetwork Advisory -- New Broadway Shows for Spring 2012
As a new year rapidly approaches, many of the newest Broadway shows for spring 2012 are being announced. MarketWire

New Novel 'Rented Silence' Is Based on a Real Story of Modern Day Slavery
In her new novel, "Rented Silence," author Lucia Mann (www.luciamann.com) explores the real-life atrocities, victims and heroism during a brutal era of British colonialism. The story of slavery, in many forms, spans continents and decades but focuses most sharply on World War II and its aftermath. MarketWire

TurkPower Signs Agreement to Acquire Coal Field With 100mm Tonnes of Coal and $20mm Worth of Coking Coal Inventory
TurkPower Corporation (OTCBB: TRKP) (the "Company") announced today that it is has entered a binding purchase agreement to purchase the Zavyalov Square of the Toguchino Coal Field ("Zavyalov") located in the Toguchino District of Novosibirsk Region, Russia. Zavyalov decrees over 100 million tonnes of forecasted extractable quantity of coal MarketWire

Pacific Biomarkers Announces Collaborative Agreement With Clinigene International for Providing Specialty Biomarker and High-End Clinical Lab Services to Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry
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Sleepy's Hits a "Soft Spot" With New Ad Campaign Stressing Bedroom "Sanctuaries"
In the news release, "Sleepy's Hits a 'Soft Spot' With New Ad Campaign Stressing Bedroom 'Sanctuaries,'" issued earlier today by Sleepy's, we are advised by the company that the quote in the second paragraph should be attributed to "Adam Blank, Sleepy's Chief Operating Officer" rather than "Stuart Acker, VP Marketing, Sleepy's" as originally issued. Complete corrected text follows. MarketWire

Nearly 90 Customers Attend Annual hCue User Conference
CT Corporation, the highest quality provider of Corporate Business Compliance solutions, hosted its 5th Annual hCue User Conference from November 9-11th in New Orleans for nearly 90 attendees. Guests participated in one-on-one training clinics and learned best practices MarketWire

Native American Energy Group Issues Progress Update on Five-Well Workover Program in Montana
Native American Energy Group, Inc. (OTCQB: NAGP) (PINKSHEETS: NAGP), an independent energy resource development and management company, is pleased to provide the following operational update on its recently announced five-well workover program of the Company's lease holdings located in the Williston Basin in northeastern Montana: MarketWire

WTCT Refocuses Efforts
WatchIt Technologies Inc. www.watchittech.com (PINKSHEETS: WTCT) -- WatchIt Technologies announced today that now the DTCC issues have been resolved, the company has examined every area to assess the impact and determine if current scheduled dates can be met. MarketWire

Diversified Technologies' Laboratory PEF System Is Ideal for R&D and Low Volume Processes
Diversified Technologies, Inc. has introduced a new PEF (pulsed electric field) system that provides flexibility for experiments, batch tests, and process development involving food processing, algae for oil, wastewater treatment, and other extraction processes. MarketWire

Public Mobile Selects Devicescape for Mobile Data Wi-Fi Offload
Devicescape, the leader in Wi-Fi data offload, today announced that Public Mobile Inc., a provider of unlimited talk, text and data services to value-conscious customers in Ontario and Quebec, will leverage Devicescape's Wi-Fi solution to offload data intensive traffic from cellular-to-Wi-Fi on their new Android smartphones MarketWire

Anchor Funding Services Chooses TAB Bank for a $10 Million Rediscount Facility
Anchor Funding Services, LLC of Charlotte, NC has chosen TAB Bank for a $10 million rediscount facility. This new multi-year agreement provides Anchor Funding with a larger line of credit and lower cost of funds as compared to their previous facility, enabling them to continue offering their innovative funding programs to a variety of commercial clients representing a wide array of industries. MarketWire

Vanoil Energy Ltd.: Brynelsen and Mackey Resign
Vanoil Energy Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: VEL) ("Vanoil" or the "Company") announces that Messrs. Dal Brynelsen and Michael Mackey have tendered their resignations as directors and officers of the Company to focus their efforts on Vangold Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: VAN), the resource company from which Vanoil was spun out. MarketWire

CubeSmart Assigned Investment Grade Rating by Standard and Poor's
CubeSmart (NYSE: CUBE) announced today that it was assigned a BBB- corporate credit rating by Standard and Poor's Ratings Services ("S&P") with a stable outlook. MarketWire

Prime Management Successfully Completes (SSAE) No. 16 Type II Examination
Prime Management Limited, a leading independent hedge fund administrator, announced today the successful completion of a Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 Type II examination MarketWire

Hydrovolts Is Most Valued Company at Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo
Over 400 of the Bay Area's most active and respected angel investors attended the Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco on November 17. The all-day event featured 12 company presentations, discussion at the presenters' exhibition booths, and the "Most Valued Company" competition, which capped off the day MarketWire

Apigee Appoints Michael Gardner Vice President of Engineering and Operations
Apigee, the leading provider of API management products and services, today announced that Michael Gardner, a seasoned technology leader with deep cloud platform operational expertise, has joined the company as vice president of engineering and operations MarketWire

Arkadin to Acquire ConferencePlus
Arkadin, a leading global provider of collaboration solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ConferencePlus, Inc., a conferencing services provider and a subsidiary of Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL) MarketWire

New Mobile App Puts GSN's Popular Virtual Casino Games in Your Pocket
GSN Casino, a new, free mobile games app from GSN Digital, the interactive division of GSN (Game Show Network), is bringing the thrill of winning to iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. The new app gives game lovers the opportunity to win virtual tokens while playing their favorite easy-to-play casino games. MarketWire

National Risk Retention Association Reports to Federal Insurance Office on Need for RRG Reform
Modernization of the federal law that allows Risk Retention Groups (RRG) to operate nationally when licensed in a single state is essential to stop a number of states from interfering with RRG operations in violation of the law, the National Risk Retention Association (NRRA) advised the newly formed Federal Insurance Office (FIA). MarketWire

QuickLogic to Present at the 14th Annual Needham & Company Growth Conference in New York
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the leader in low power Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), today announced that Mr. Andrew J. Pease, QuickLogic's President and CEO, and Mr. Ralph S. Marimon, the company's Chief Financial Officer, are scheduled to present at the Needham & Company Growth Conference in New York on January 10, 2012. MarketWire

Colorado's Extreme Winter Sports Take Center Stage in 2012
This winter, Colorado dishes up extreme winter sports that will literally take your breath away. From being dropped by a helicopter on top of a snowy peak, to reeling a trout out of an icy lake, to summiting an ice wall with crampons and ice axes, Colorado transforms into an extreme outdoor enthusiast's playground in the winter months MarketWire

Kedem Pharmaceuticals Inc. Trading Under Symbol KDMP.ob and Introducing a New Website
Kedem Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCBB: KDMP), a specialty pharmaceutical company with focus on sublingual and orodispersable drugs announced today they began trading under symbol KDMP.ob and their new website is www.kedempharmaceuticals.com. MarketWire

Beacon Rock Research Issues Update Report on Sonic Foundry, Inc.
Beacon Rock Research published an update report on Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO). Sonic Foundry, Inc., founded in 1991 and headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, is a global provider of technology-based webcasting lecture capturing, and knowledge management to higher education institutions, corporations, and government agencies MarketWire

Econohomes Shows Strong Growth in Online Sales of Investment Properties
Econohomes, the leading online source for wholesale investment properties, had a strong year of sales in 2011 with more than 100% year-over-year growth. The company is positioned for another year of growth in selling REO properties. MarketWire

EnerNOC Demand Response Delivers Capacity to Ease Winter Grid Strain in New England
EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENOC), the world's leading provider of demand response applications and services, today announced that its DemandSMART™ demand response network was dispatched on Monday, December 19, 2011 to address a capacity shortage in New England MarketWire

CommPRO.biz "Social Media Zone" Blogger Vicki Flaugher Featured in Forbes
CommPRO.biz is pleased to announce that "Social Media Zone" head blogger Vicki Flaugher was featured in a Forbes "Top 10 Women Social Media Influencers" list by Haydn Shaughnessy. The author used PeekYou analytics to generate the ranking. Additional names on the list include Mari Smith, Ann Handley and Liz Strauss, among others. MarketWire

Shift Into 21st Century Marketing for Success
The ExecEvent, a unique technology networking and business development-only event, today announced details for its upcoming Marketing Professionals Summit 2012, the first conference of its kind. This out-of-the-box event will focus on how to ditch the stale status quos of yesterday's technology marketing, and shift into innovative new market thinking and actions proven to power success MarketWire

Former Novell CEO Robert Frankenberg Joins Board of Security Software Developer Wave Systems
Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX), a leading provider of trusted computing software, today named Robert Frankenberg, 64, to the company's Board of Directors, increasing Wave's Board to six members. Mr MarketWire

Colorado Goldfields Inc. Convenes Summit With Senior Consulting Engineering Team; Sets Final Design Completion Date of January 15, 2012
Colorado Goldfields Inc.'s (OTCQB: CGFIA) (PINKSHEETS: CGFIA) Special Consulting Engineer, Stephen C. Fearn recently talked with engineer Wayne Dale, who is completing the final piece of the Company's upcoming reclamation permit amendment submission to the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Ming and Safety ("Division"). MarketWire

USDA Issues Notice of Withdrawal Against Wildlife WayStation Supporter
The RHL Group, Inc. (www.rhlgroup.com) today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a withdrawal of a complaint against its Chairman and CEO, Robert H. Lorsch, in connection with his philanthropic contributions to the Wildlife WayStation as its Best Friend, Financial Supporter and Director MarketWire

Banro Corporation-On Track to Full Production in Q1 2012
Banro Corporation ("Banro" or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: BAA)(TSX: BAA) is pleased to provide an update on its wholly-owned Twangiza oxide gold mine in South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (the "DRC"), which is in the process of ramping up to full production in the first quarter of 2012, as originally scheduled. MarketWire

Let Beauty Retailer b-glowing Be Your Last Minute Shopping Destination for Everything Beauty
b-glowing -- www.b-glowing.com -- a leading online specialty beauty retailer featuring a premium collection of the world's finest beauty and lifestyle products, announced today holiday shipping deadlines for guaranteed holiday delivery. Shoppers may order by noon PST on December 21st, and choose two day shipping, or December 22nd and choose overnight shipping for delivery by December 23rd MarketWire

BNP Paribas CIB Speeds Information Processing With Oracle Exadata Database Machine
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Spark Networks(R) Shares the Love and Gifts More Than $32,000 to Tuesday's Children
This holiday season, Spark Networks (NYSE Amex: LOV), owner and operator of dozens of online communities including, JDate®.com, the leading community for Jewish singles, and ChristianMingle® MarketWire

Mikimoto Re-Defines Pearl Industry Social Media Through Monumental Blogger Ambassador Program
iNDELIBLE -- In 1916, Mikimoto pearls re-defined the pearl industry by patenting the technique for cultured pearls, which are the pre-dominant pearls used today for luxury jewelry and accessories MarketWire

FStech-ValidSoft Survey Reveals Concerns and Opportunities for Payments Security
A security survey of over 100 Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and heads of security by FStech magazine has revealed that 99% of those surveyed believe tackling card-related fraud is either essential or very important. The survey was sponsored by ValidSoft, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE Amex: ETAK) (www.elephanttalk MarketWire

Hey Teach'! This gift's for YOU!...A perfect last minute gift idea for teachers
In the United States, parents spend a total of $96,000,000 a year on Christmas gifts for their children's teachers (http://christmasgiftsforteachers.com/). In Canada, there are approximately 400,000 people teaching elementary and secondary school. If the average gift price is between $15-30 then about $10,000,000 is spent on gifts for teachers at Christmas time. MarketWire

Net Announces General Availability of UX1000, Significantly Expanding the Market for the UX Series Product Line
Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NASDAQ: NWK) announced today the general availability of the UX1000, a multi-function, single box appliance for branch office communications needs. The UX1000 is the latest product based on the company's Unified Exchange (UX) Series high performance mediation platform MarketWire

ERF Wireless Provides Guidance for Calendar 2012
ERF Wireless Inc. (OTCBB: ERFB), a leading provider of enterprise-class wireless and broadband products and services, updates today on the Company's calendar 2012 strategic priorities and provides near-term guidance for the 2012 calendar year. MarketWire

MongoDB Extends Leadership in NoSQL
10gen, the company behind MongoDB, today announced significant momentum for MongoDB in enterprise adoption and developer interest as well as strong growth for the company worldwide. MarketWire

Asiana Airlines Improves Business Efficiency With Oracle(R) Exadata Database Machine
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Digicel Haiti Implements Oracle Exadata Database Machine to Help Meet Business Objectives
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Spreecast Secures $4 Million in Seed Funding
Spreecast, the social video platform that lets people broadcast together, today announced it has raised $4 million in seed funding. Started by the Founder and former CEO of StubHub, Jeff Fluhr, Spreecast received funding from Frank Biondi, former CEO of Viacom; Gordon Crawford, media and technology investor at The Capital Research Group and Edward Scott, Jr., founder of BEA Systems. MarketWire

Trulia Releases iPhone App Dedicated to Helping Real Estate Agents Meet More Clients Through Social Mobile and Location Features
Trulia, a leading site for home buyers, sellers, renters and real estate professionals, today announced the launch of a brand new iPhone app, Trulia for Agents. The iPhone app integrates mobile, social and location-based technologies to help agents meet new clients, showcase their local expertise and access their business from anywhere MarketWire

RagingWire Names George Macricostas as Executive Chairman
RagingWire Data Centers, the nation's premier data center provider, announced today that company founder George Macricostas has been appointed as executive chairman of the board of directors. In this role, George Macricostas will be responsible for RagingWire's overall strategic direction and will provide visionary leadership and financial oversight. MarketWire

SaleSpider.com -- Enhances Its Local Business Directory
SaleSpider.com announced that it had enhanced its business directory for quicker browsing and easier searching. Over 12 million businesses have been added to the directory in the last 4 months alone. MarketWire

Iowa Network Services Improves Services Uptime and Reduces Datacenter Operational Costs With Oracle Solaris
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Frost & Sullivan Honors Bosch Healthcare for Its Market Share Leadership of the North American Remote Patient Monitoring Market
Based on its recent analysis of the remote patient monitoring market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Bosch Healthcare with the 2011 North American Market Share Leadership Award. MarketWire

Radius Announces Topline Results of Successful Phase 1b Clinical Trial of BA058 Microneedle Patch for the Transdermal Treatment of Osteoporosis
Radius Health, Inc. ("Radius") announced today positive results from a Phase 1b clinical study to evaluate the transdermal BA058 Microneedle Patch. BA058 is the company's novel anabolic (bone-building) drug for the treatment of osteoporosis currently also undergoing Phase 3 evaluation as a daily subcutaneous injection MarketWire

Titan Pharmaceuticals Adopts Stockholder Rights Plan, Files Shelf Registration of Securities on Form S-3
Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: TTNP), today announced that its board of directors has approved the adoption of a Stockholder Rights Plan and the filing of a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the possible future sale of Titan securities MarketWire

"Economic Perceptions Move From Alarm to Concern" According to the Latest AdSAM-SenseUs(R) Poll on Emotion
AdSAM® the leader in measuring true emotional response, today released its seventh, "State of the Economy" SenseUs® poll, which challenges readers to review the findings and make predictions about the Economic Outlook on the SenseUs blog at (www.SenseUS.net), or through Twitter or on Facebook and Linkedin. MarketWire

IMI Global President Leann Saunders in Televised Panel Discussion Examining USDA's Animal Disease Traceability Proposal
Integrated Management Information, Inc MarketWire

Implant Sciences' Quantum Sniffer QS-B220 Achieves CE Certification
Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC) (PINKSHEETS: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security markets, announced today that its recently launched Quantum Sniffer™ QS-B220 benchtop explosives and narcotics trace detector has received CE certification MarketWire

STWA Signs Letter of Intent to Commercialize Oil Pipeline Efficiency Technology in China
In a major development for the commercialization of its oil pipeline technology, STWA, Inc. (OTCBB: ZERO) ("STWA" or the "Company"), a developer of energy efficiency technologies in the multi-billion dollar oil pipeline and diesel engine markets, announced today it has signed a Letter of Intent with Beijing Heng He Xing Ye Technology Development Co MarketWire

Actavis to launch novel pain medication in the US
Actavis Group, the international genericpharmaceuticals company, today announced that its US subsidiary, ActavisInc,has entered into a binding letter of intent (LOI) with QRxPharma Limited(ASX: QRX) and (OTCQX: QRXPY) to commercialize MoxDuo® IR in the UnitedStates. MarketWire

ConAgra, General Mills Report Lower Net Earnings for Second Quarter of 2012 Fiscal Year, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- ConAgra Foods Incorporated (NYSE:CAG) (Omaha, Nebraska) and General Mills Incorporated (Minneapolis, Minnesota) yesterday reported earnings results for the companies' second fiscal quarters of 2012, which ended November 27 MarketWire

PREMURSA Exercise Its Option to Purchase the Lots of the Future Paramount Park and LifeStyle Center in Alhama de Murcia for 15.8 Million Euros
Last Friday December 16th, Proyectos Emblemáticos Murcianos (PREMURSA) exercised its option to purchase the lots of the future Paramount Park and LifeStyle Center located in Alhama de Murcia for 15,812,851 EUR . MarketWire

Davinci Virtual Office Solutions and Rockefeller Group Team Up
Davinci Virtual, the leading provider of virtual office solutions, announced a new virtual office club offering in New York City at the Rockefeller Group Business Center's 1221 Avenue of the Americas location in Manhattan, NY. MarketWire

Canadian Eating Disorder Patients Encouraged to Seek Help at The Center for Counseling and Health Resources
The only program that treats adult sufferers of eating disorders in the Canadian province of British Columbia may be prematurely discharging some patients, according to news reports. Dr. Gregory Jantz, a top U.S MarketWire

Strategic Global Investments, Inc. Announces Alliance With Technical Maintenance Support, Corp., Preferred Provider of Anheuser Busch
Strategic Global Investments, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: STBV), owner and operator of WaZilloMedia.com, announces its alliance with Technical Maintenance Support, Corp. (TMS) to utilize STBV's revolutionary live-streaming video and digital advertising platform. TMS brings a reputation of long-standing quality advertising and marketing programs, working closely with high profile brands such as Budweiser. MarketWire

Carlisle Radial Trail RH Named Official Tire of American Bass Anglers Tour
American Bass Anglers, Inc. announced today that the Carlisle Radial Trail RH trailer tire has been named as Official Tire of the 2012 American Bass Anglers Tour. Carlisle Transportation Products announced that it has re-signed as a tour level sponsor for the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series, American Fishing Tour, American Couples Series and the annual Military Team Bass Tournament. MarketWire

TIBCO Nimbus Named a Leader in Prominent Analyst Firm's 2011 Magic Quadrant for Business Process Analysis Tools
Nimbus, now a division of TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX), today announced that it has been included in the 'leaders' quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Process Analysis (BPA) Tools(1) for 2011. MarketWire

Swisscom users to benefit from LTE and mobile-network modernization
MarketWire

SDRL - Financial Calendar 2012
Seadrill Limited plans to release itsfinancial statements on the following dates in 2012: MarketWire

OCI Board of Directors Decides to File Demerger
MarketWire

ASSA ABLOY - Nomination Committee proposes changes of the Board of Directors
The Nomination Committee will nominateLars Renström as new chairman, CarlDouglas as vice chairman and Jan Svensson as new member of the Board ofDirectors of ASSA ABLOY at the Annual General Meeting in April 2012. Allother members of the board will be nominated for re-election. MarketWire

Galapagos initiates clinical study with GLPG0974, the first anti-inflammatory candidate drug targeting GPR43
MarketWire

MorphoSys Initiates Phase 1b Clinical Trial with MOR103 in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
MorphoSys AG /MorphoSys Initiates Phase 1b Clinical Trial with MOR103 in Patients withMultiple Sclerosis MarketWire

iPass Elected to Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) Board of Directors
iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS) today announced that the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) elected iPass to its Board of Directors. The WBA is a global industry association that is focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience. MarketWire

Early Registration Up 50% for Mineral Exploration and Mining Industry's Largest Annual Event
Early registration numbers are up almost 50% from last year for the upcoming Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's (PDAC) convention, taking place in Toronto March 4 - 7, 2012. The surge in early registration reflects both the health of the mineral industry and the popularity of what has become the industry's favourite networking and educational event. MarketWire

Portlogic Systems Appoints Director
Portlogic Systems Inc. (OTCBB: PGSY), a mobile and Internet software developer and kiosk solutions provider for electronic payments, marketing delivery and community communication systems, today announced Mr. Bruce Maschmeyer has been appointed to its Board of Directors. MarketWire

Princeton Security Technologies (OTCBB: PSGY) Announces Cash Dividend
Princeton Security Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: PSGY), a leading supplier of X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, Spectroscopy systems and Radioactive Isotope Identifier Devices (RIID) through its wholly-owned subsidiary Princeton Gamma-Tech Instruments Inc. (PGT), announced December 16th that its board of directors declared a cash dividend of one cent ($0 MarketWire

Pegasystems Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in Business Process Management (BPM) and software for customer centricity, today announced a quarterly dividend of $0.03 per share, maintaining the company's current dividend program, payable on January 16, 2012 to shareholders of record as of January 2, 2012. MarketWire

International Lottery & Totalizator Systems Receives Orders for Additional Lottery Terminals From Philippine Gaming Management Corporation
INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY & TOTALIZATOR SYSTEMS, INC. (ILTS) (OTCBB: ITSI) announced today that the Company has received from Philippine Gaming Management Corporation (PGMC) new orders valued at approximately US$ 1.8 million for Intelimark FLX lottery terminals and associated services MarketWire

Bancroft Fund Ltd. Releases Monthly Portfolio Data
Bancroft Fund Ltd. (NYSE Amex: BCV) has released unaudited monthly portfolio data for November including asset allocation, quality allocation, representative holdings and other fund characteristics. MarketWire

Ellsworth Fund Ltd. Releases Monthly Portfolio Data
Ellsworth Fund Ltd. (NYSE Amex: ECF) has released unaudited monthly portfolio data for November including asset allocation, quality allocation, representative holdings and other fund characteristics. MarketWire

Crystal Research Associates, LLC Issues Executive Informational Overview (EIO) on InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp.
Crystal Research Associates, LLC announced today that it has issued an Executive Informational Overview® (EIO®) on InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (OTCBB: NVIV). The full 56-page report can be found at www.crystalra.com. MarketWire

Leading Analyst Firm Positions Oracle in the Leaders Quadrant
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Kearny Financial Corp. Announces Cash Dividend
Kearny Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: KRNY) (the "Company") announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.05 per share to stockholders of record as of January 2, 2012 payable on January 23, 2012. The Company is the majority-owned subsidiary of Kearny MHC, a federally chartered mutual holding company, which owns 75 MarketWire

Leasinvest sells an office building in Zwijndrecht (Antwerp) for € 7.7 million
The sicafi Leasinvest Real Estate (Euronext Brussels, LEAS) sold on 19/12/11, through a transfer of a branch of economic activity, an office building located in the business park Alpha Campus in Zwijndrecht (near Antwerp) to the company Integrale Immo Management SA, subsidiary of Integrale 'c.c.a.', specialized in complementary pensions, for an amount of € 7 GlobeNewswire

ING successfully completes US Tender Offers and Institutional EUR and GBP Exchange Offers
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(ROGG) Conversion of SpareBank 1 SR-Bank to a limited liability company (ASA) - prospectus made public
In a meeting on 21 December 2011 the Board of SpareBank 1 SR-Bank made the final desicion for converting the bank to a limited liability company (ASA). GlobeNewswire

Kinnevik participates in Transcom's new issue
Investment AB Kinnevik (publ) ("Kinnevik") today announced that the company has subscribed for 33.7% in Transcom's issue of new shares, of which 22.3% with preferential rights and 11.4% in addition to this, in accordance with previously granted guarantee. GlobeNewswire

Novae Group plc : Directorate change
21 December 2011 For immediate release GlobeNewswire

Kemira Oyj has bought Pohjolan Voima Oy shares from Pension Fund Neliapila
Kemira OyjStock Exchange ReleaseDecember 21, 2011 at 3.00 pm (CET+1) GlobeNewswire

STONESOFT CORPORATION'S FINANCIAL CALENDAR IN 2012
STONESOFT CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT 21 DECEMBER 2011 AT 3.00 p.m. GlobeNewswire

New 20-year nominal bond through syndication
The Swedish National Debt Office has after a dialogue with Primary Dealers and investors made the assessment that there is a distinct interest in a new 20-year government bond. GlobeNewswire

Alma Media to strengthen its financial position
Alma Media CorporationStock Exchange ReleaseDecember 21, 2011 at 14.15 (EET) GlobeNewswire

CapMan sold an office property in Helsinki
CapMan press release 21 December 2011 1:30 p.m. EET CapMan sold an office property in Helsinki GlobeNewswire

Stonesoft's 2012 Security Predictions
Stonesoft predicts hackers will continue to become more sophisticated GlobeNewswire

The copyrights of the Kotikymppi paper bought by Pohjois-Suomen Media
Alma Media Corporation       Press Release      December 21, 2011 GlobeNewswire

Alma Media acquires the leading online recruitment company in the Czech Republic
Alma Media Corporation Stock Exchange ReleaseDecember 21, 2011 at 12:00 (EET) GlobeNewswire

NIB finances Norwegian Østfold Energi's investments in renewable energy
The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the Norwegian energy company Østfold Energi have signed a loan totalling NOK 179 million (EUR 23 million) for financing investments in wind and hydropower production, and district heating plants. GlobeNewswire

Aldata Solution Oyj :FINANCIAL INFORMATION IN 2012
Aldata Solution OyjSTOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE           21 December 2011 at 10.00 a.m. (EET) GlobeNewswire

Biotie's partner Lundbeck submits European Marketing Authorization Application for Selincro(TM) (nalmefene)
BIOTIE THERAPIES CORP.  STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 21 December  2011 at 9.30 a.m.   GlobeNewswire

Acazis AG Secures Equity Line of EUR 2 Million
Acazis AG /Acazis AG Secures Equity Line of EUR 2 Million. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Vizrt Signs USD 1.3 Million MAM Deal with a South East Asian TV Channel
Bergen, Norway, December 21, 2011. Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ) GlobeNewswire

Fully subscribed share issue for Cryptzone Group AB (publ)
Gothenburg, December 21, 2012Cryptzone's priority issuing of new shares closed December 19th. 100% of the shares were subscribed at a value of9,067,103 SEK.Representatives signed 58.3% of the shares and underwriters subscribed 41.7%. No compensation was paid to underwriters GlobeNewswire

Appointments within Wärtsilä's Board of Management
Wärtsilä Corporation, Company announcement, 21 December 2011, 09:00 AM (EET) GlobeNewswire

Kodin Ykkönen in Raisio to be the first Nordic passive commercial building
ANTTILA OY PRESS RELEASE 21.12.2011 AT 09.00 1(2) GlobeNewswire

Inmeta Crayon ASA : Fairness Opinion
The attached statement has been prepared by First Securities AS pursuant tosection 6-16 (cf 6-19) of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act on behalf of Inmeta Crayon ASA in connection with the voluntary exchange offer by Metallic Invest AS to acquire all outstanding shares in Inmeta Crayon AS, announced on 8 December 2011. GlobeNewswire

OP-Pohjola to Acquire Skandia Life Finland
OP-Pohjola Group's central institution, OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative, will acquire Skandia Life Finland's business from Skandia Life Assurance Company Ltd, a subsidiary of Old Mutual plc.  The acquisition will be completed on or about 30 June 2012, provided that the required regulatory approvals can be gained within these timescales GlobeNewswire

Ad-hoc Media release: Agenda of the Feintool Annual General Meeting 2012
Feintool International Holding AG /Ad-hoc Media release: Agenda of the Feintool Annual General Meeting 2012. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Mandatory notification of trade
Stavanger, 21 December 2011: IKM Industri-Invest AS has bought 235,000 shares in Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco) at a price of NOK 4.0 per share. IKM Industri-Invest AS is controlled by Ståle Kyllingstad, who is chairman of Noreco's board of directors. After this, IKM Industri-Invest AS holds 21,946,035 shares in Noreco. GlobeNewswire

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