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CEPA will further deepen economic engagement between India, Japan: Anand Sharma
Asserting that Japan is an invaluable and strategic partner in the process of India's development, Union Commerce, Industry and Textiles Minister Anand Sharma on Wednesday expressed hope that the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) will further deepen economic engagement in terms of trade in goods, services, and investment; contributing immensely to mutual prosperity. ANI

India, Oman extend MOU on military cooperation to 2015
India and Oman have extended the validity of the existing bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on military cooperation, signed in December 2005, for a further period of five years. ANI

Google to debut new Android tablet to rival Apple iPad
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

Hero Cycles appoints Mr Pravin V Patil as President, Strategic Initiatives
With an outstanding track record spanning across the largest conglomerates in the country, Mr Patil brings leadership and management experience to drive global expansion for Hero Cycles Adfactors PR

Imperva Named Finalist in Info Security Products Guide's Global Excellence Awards
Imperva SecureSphere 8.5 Recognized for Best Security Hardware Product and Best Web Application SecurityRedwood Shores, Calif ACN Newswire

MENA, International Regulators to Gather at 6th GCC Regulators' Summit in Oman
MENA, International Regulators to Gather at 6th GCC Regulators' Summit in OmanThomson Reuters Governance, Risk & Compliance to host event in February 2012London, Dec ACN Newswire

China Trends Entered into 2nd Supplemental Agreement of the Acquisition on Full Smart
China Trends Holdings Limited ("China Trends", Stock Code: 8171.HK) announces today that, a second supplemental agreement in respect of the acquisition on Full Smart Asia Limited ("Full Smart") has been made with effect from next year ACN Newswire

Secure Alert, Inc. Appoints New Board Members at Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Approves an Increase in Shares of Common Stock
SecureAlert, Inc. (OTCBB: SCRA) (OTCQB: SCRA), a national leader in offender intervention and tracking technologies widely used by public safety agencies throughout the United States and expanding globally, held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on December 21, 2011 at the Company headquarters. The following individuals were elected to the Board of Directors: John L MarketWire

Win One of Two 2012 GMC Sierras and a Polaris Snowmobile in January at Four Winds New Buffalo or Four Winds Hartford
Four Winds®, the premier gaming destination in the Midwest, is pleased to announce that W Club members can win one of two 2012 GMC® Sierra SLT trucks valued at over $36,000 each, a Polaris® 800 Rush snowmobile valued at over $10,000, and a share of $25,000 in January at either Four Winds New Buffalo or Four Winds Hartford® MarketWire

"History of New Year's Eve" Infographic Available -- at No Charge -- to Online Media Outlets That Feature Travel Information
Since 1904, Times Square in New York City has been host to one of the world's most iconic New Year's Eve celebrations. Every Dec. 31, thousands pack the square to count down the seconds to the New Year, while millions more tune in and watch on TV as Times Square's famous ball drops. MarketWire

Doral Healthcare Finance Provides $3.0 Million Financing to Recovery Home Care
Doral Healthcare Finance ("DHF") today announced it has provided a three year $3.0 million revolving line of credit to Recovery Home Care ("RHC"). Proceeds from the transaction will be used for general growth and to pay off existing debt. MarketWire

Addressing the Five Critical Small Businesses Dangers Can Prevent Business Failure
Research sponsored by AdviCoach cites a short but compelling list of dangers that typically cause business failure and that are prevalent across the board, in all businesses -- independent of industry or sector MarketWire

IEC Announces Resignation of Susan Topel-Samek as Chief Financial Officer; Appoints Vincent A. Leo Interim Chief Financial Officer
IEC Electronics (NYSE Amex: IEC) announced today the resignation, effective January 2, 2011, of its chief financial officer, Susan Topel-Samek. MarketWire

President of Panama Inaugurates Electrical Transmission Line Constructed by Petaquilla Minerals Ltd.
Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (TSX: PTQ)(OTCBB: PTQMF)(FRANKFURT: P7Z) ("Petaquilla" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the President of the Republic of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli, recently inaugurated the electrical transmission line constructed by the Company's infrastructure subsidiary, Panama Desarrollo de Infraestructuras, S.A MarketWire

Fox Valley Company Donates Hams, Holiday Fare and Helping Hands
Kelmscott Communications staffers came out in force to hand out hams and holiday bags of food to 1,100 families at the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry. In addition to providing volunteers, the 75-year-old Fox Valley company donated money toward the purchase of hams. In Aurora alone, there are 20,654 people who live in poverty with 9,813 of them being children. MarketWire

$250,000 Golden Ticket Drawn at Barona: San Diego Woman Takes Home Casino's Largest Grand Prize Giveaway in History
One lucky San Diegan's life was forever changed on Dec. 23 with the drawing of Barona Resort & Casino's largest, guaranteed grand finale prize in its history: The Golden Ticket Giveaway. Ending 2011 on an exciting note, Mary T. of San Diego was thrilled to learn that her Golden Ticket was the winning ticket drawn out of 53 daily winners over the 53 day promotion. MarketWire

North Springs Resources Corp.: Aggressive Exploration Program Proposed for North Springs Gold Property in Nevada
North Springs Resources Corporation (OTCBB: NSRS)(PINKSHEETS: NSRS) (the "Company" or "North Springs") is pleased to outline the proposed exploration work program for the North Springs Gold Property located in prestigious Mineral Ridge Mining District of Nevada MarketWire

Theravance to Present at the 30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
Theravance, Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX) announced today that Rick E Winningham, Theravance's Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the 30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. PST. The conference will be held from January 9-12, 2012 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA. MarketWire

Judicial Watch Victory: Appellate Court Rules City of Phoenix Must Release Portions of Phoenix Mayor's Security Detail Logs
Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that that the Court of Appeals, State of Arizona, Division One has reversed a ruling by the Maricopa County Superior Court that shielded from release Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon's security detail logs (Judicial Watch, Inc. v City of Phoenix (No. CV 2010-015452)) MarketWire

The 7th Annual Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show(TM) Packs Heat With an International Fiery Foods Challenge
Any travel experience would be far from complete without exploring the destination's cuisine. Accordingly, the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show ™, taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center on January 14-15, will feature delicious, interactive demonstrations at the Culinary Stage MarketWire

Natural Resources USA Corporation Announces Completion of Going Private Transaction
Natural Resources USA Corporation ("NRUC"), formerly (OTCBB: NTRC), announced today that the short-form merger with GSR Acquisition Corp., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green SEA Resources Inc., is effective. MarketWire

Barrett-Jackson Honors Shelby American's Golden Anniversary With Incredible Shelby Vehicle Offerings
Paying homage to Shelby American's 50th Anniversary in 2012, Barrett-Jackson will auction a limited number of superb Shelbys including five exquisite original models that are among the crown jewels of the upcoming World's Greatest Collector Car Auction at Westworld in Scottsdale Jan. 15-22. MarketWire

David Schaper Attends LPL Financial Business Leaders Forum, an Exclusive Business-Building Event
David T. Schaper, CRPC®, AWMA®, President and LPL Financial Advisor from Benchmark Wealth Management, recently attended the Business Leaders Forum 2011 in San Diego, CA, one of three exclusive invitation-only regional events hosted by LPL Financial, the nation's number one independent broker-dealer.* MarketWire

Judicial Watch Announces Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2011
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2011 list of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians." The list, in alphabetical order, includes: Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL); Former Senator John Ensign (R-NV); Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL); Attorney General Eric Holder; Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr MarketWire

"Travel Resolutions" Are Your Ticket to Adventure This New Year
When making New Year's resolutions for 2012, consider these globetrotting themed suggestions from the Destination Experts at Kensington Tours (www.kensingtontours.com). From tips on saving up for your dream adventure to vowing not to be a typical tourist, making a travel resolution ensures you make the most of each valuable vacation day. Happy New Year and Bon Voyage! MarketWire

Royal Coal Announces Expanded Operations
NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION OR DISSEMINATION DIRECTLY, OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES. MarketWire

Kaplan Fox Announces $15.8 Million Settlement With El Al Airlines
Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP (www.kaplanfox.com) announces a $15.8 million settlement subject to court approval with El Al Airlines, Ltd. in In re: Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, 06-MD-1775 (JG) (VVP), a multi-district litigation pending in the Eastern District of New York. MarketWire

PayChest: 2011 Year End Corporate Update
Paychest, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PYCT) MarketWire

Golden Star Announces Exercise of Goulagou-Rounga Option by Riverstone Resources Inc.
Golden Star Resources Ltd. (NYSE Amex: GSS) (TSX: GSC) (GHANA: GSR) ("Golden Star" or the "Company") is pleased to inform its shareholders that Riverstone Resources Inc. ("Riverstone") has exercised its option to purchase Golden Star's Goulagou-Rounga properties in Burkina Faso, West Africa. MarketWire

TheDirectory.com Prepares for Beta Launch of Version 2.0
TheDirectory.com, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SEEK) today announced that the Company is ready for the beta launch of version 2.0 of its flagship local search engine www.TheDirectory.com next Tuesday January 3, 2012. The current site will come down this Friday. Check the site Friday night for a special New Year's message from a featured guest. MarketWire

Royal Coal Reports Coal Sales Contacts for 2012
NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION OR DISSEMINATION DIRECTLY, OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES. MarketWire

Robotics Industry Can Use InduraNET p for Wireless Communication Needs
These days robots have successfully established themselves in a wide range of industrial applications. Whether it's the automotive industry, packaging technology or sheet metal working: industrial robots play an ever increasing role. The increasing level of automation within production processes is promoting the widespread use of robots. MarketWire

Zacuto Nominated for Two IAWTV Awards
Zacuto is pleased to announce their two IAWTV award nominations by the International Academy of Web Television. The Great Camera Shootout 2011 is nominated both for Best Educational Web Series and Best Writing (Non-Fiction). MarketWire

Prolitec Named 'Scent Marketer of the Year' for Its Retail Innovations
Prolitec, Inc., the global provider of ambient-scenting technology and services, along with Abercrombie & Fitch, the internationally known fashion retailer, were named "Scent Marketers of the Year" at the 2011 ScentWorld Expo, a major international conference sponsored by the Scarsdale, N.Y.-based Scent Marketing Institute (SMI). MarketWire

Michigan Retailers Association: Optimistic While Waiting for Final Holiday Numbers
Although Michigan Retail Index results for the 2011 holiday shopping season won't be available until January 25, retailers were solidly optimistic from September right up until Christmas that it would turn out to be a good season. MarketWire

Dynamic Ventures Corporation Secures up to $7.5 Million in Equity Financing
Dynamic Ventures Corporation (OTCBB: DYNV) today announced the signing of a $7,500,000 Equity Funding Facility with Centurion Private Equity, LLC ("Centurion"), an accredited investor. Dynamic Ventures intends to use the funding facility to support ongoing construction projects, expand into new territories and to support general corporate purposes. MarketWire

Bsquare Corporation to Present at Upcoming Conferences
BSQUARE Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR), a leading enabler of smart, connected devices, today announced that Mark McMillan, the Company's vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, will be presenting at two investor conferences in January 2012. Mr. McMillan will be available during the day at each conference for one-on-one meetings MarketWire

Pagemill Partners Announces Promotions
Pagemill Partners LLC has announced that effective January 1, 2012, the following employees have been promoted: MarketWire

Lakeland Industries, Inc. Responds to Schedule 13D Filing
Lakeland Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAKE) today responded to the Schedule 13D filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission on December 23, 2011 by Ansell Limited ("Ansell"). Such Schedule 13D reported pursuant to applicable securities regulations, the purchase and ownership by Ansell of 504,896 shares of common stock of Lakeland, representing 9.66% of the issued and outstanding shares MarketWire

Free Pizza + Mobile Payments + New Year's Eve + Times Square = First Brand Launch on LevelUp
LevelUp, the smarter way to pay, is launching with its first national brand partner, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen (Villa FIK). The even better news is, it involves free pizza for anyone hanging out on New Year's Eve in Times Square, New York City MarketWire

Tessa: A Revolution in iPad Stand Technology
Kickstarter.com is an online gateway that helps brand new creative projects get funded. It has raised $75 million for over 10,000 projects since launching in April 2009. Tessa, one of the most prominent new innovations on Kickstarter, changes the way you use your iPad 2 with practically limitless flexibility, whether in portrait or landscape mode. MarketWire

World Series of Beer Pong VII Live for the First Time on Facebook
Milyoni, the leader in F-commerce, and TV Free Media, a pioneer in live streaming, are pleased to announce they are bringing the first live broadcast of the World Series of Beer Pong VII to Facebook's 800 million users worldwide MarketWire

TIBCO FTL Selected by CME Group for Enhanced Trading Infrastructure
TIBCO Software Inc. announced today that CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, has chosen TIBCO FTL® extreme low latency messaging software to be integrated with its enhanced trading infrastructure. MarketWire

View Systems Continues Installations in School Systems
View Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VSYM), a security solutions provider, announced the installation of more View Scans in the Philadelphia School System. View has recently delivered four systems to the Western High School in Philadelphia. These systems were purchased by Security Data Technology, one of our premier dealers in Pennsylvania. MarketWire

Lone Star Gold Inc. Provides Early 2012 Timeline on Gold-Silver Project & Other Due Diligence Activities
Lone Star Gold Inc MarketWire

Aroway Energy Inc. Announces First Quarter 2012 and Operational Results
AROWAY ENERGY INC. (TSX VENTURE: ARW) (PINKSHEETS: ARWJF) (www.arowayenergy.com) (the "Company") is pleased to announce it has filed on SEDAR its interim financial statements and related management discussion and analysis ("MD&A") for the three months ended September 30, 2011 MarketWire

As Seen On TV, Inc. Expands Board of Directors
As Seen On TV, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTV) (PINKSHEETS: ASTV), the parent company of TVGoods, Inc., a direct response marketing company, has appointed Greg D. Adams, an executive with more than 15 years experience as a public company executive, to its Board of Directors. Mr. Adams will serve as an independent director. MarketWire

ValidSoft CEO Predicts Strong Year in 2012
ValidSoft, a global supplier of telecommunications-based fraud prevention solutions (www.validsoft.com), today announced CEO Patrick Carroll's outlook for 2012. ValidSoft, a subsidiary of Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE Amex: ETAK) (www.elephanttalk MarketWire

Mu Sigma Closes $108 Million Investment Round, Led by Global Growth Investor General Atlantic
Mu Sigma (http://www.mu-sigma.com), the largest pure-play provider of analytics and decision support services for global enterprise customers, announced today that it has closed a $108 million investment round led by General Atlantic MarketWire

PENSRUS Pens Waterman, Pen Brand of the Year
PENSRUS is celebrating one of their most popular lines of high quality pens -- the Waterman collection of personalized pens. One of the few remaining first-generation fountain pen companies, Waterman's extraordinary history details the lengths it has gone to bring together innovation, design, and excellence MarketWire

Metso Paper Oy sells its Valkeakoski workshop to MSP Engineering Oy and Hanlog Oy
Metso Paper Oy has sold its Valkeakoski,Finland -based workshop and the relatedequipment and screen basket manufacturing to MSP Engineering Oy and HanlogOy.The value of the deal (a transfer of undertaking) will not be disclosed.Thedeal will have no significant impact on Metso's results. MarketWire

Gold Resource Corporation Declares December 2011 Monthly Dividend
Gold Resource Corporation (NYSE Amex: GORO) declares its instituted monthly dividend of $0.05 per common share for December 2011 payable on January 23, 2012 to shareholders of record as of January 10, 2012. Gold Resource Corporation is a low-cost gold producer with operations in southern Mexico. MarketWire

National Consumer Research Institute Predicts Top Five Health Trends for 2012
The need for better sleep and a growing appetite for liquid energy shots and health-related smartphone apps are among the top consumer health trends expected to make headlines in 2012, according to a leading national research group studying health-related attitudes and behavior in America. MarketWire

Shaw CEO Predicts Boom in Power Projects as Emissions Regulations Take Effect and Nuclear Sector Gains Lost Ground, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Last week, The Shaw Group Incorporated (NYSE:SHAW) released earnings results for the first quarter (ending Nov. 30, 2011) of the company's 2012 fiscal year. The company's revenues were $1 MarketWire

New Certified Personal Training Academy Provides Jump Start to Candidates Interested in Growing Profession
While the national unemployment rate continues to gradually improve, job growth in the fitness and wellness industry offers a positive outlook. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the fitness and wellness industry is predicted to experience a nearly 30 percent growth rate by 2018. The demand for increasingly knowledgeable and well-trained fitness and wellness professionals is growing. MarketWire

RHJ International Announces the Divestment of its Stake in Asahi Tec Corporation to Funds Managed by Unison Capital Group
RHJ International (the "Company" or"RHJI")announces today that it has entered into a definitive agreement withfundsultimately managed by Japanese private equity firm Unison CapitalGroup("Unison"), to sell its stake in Asahi Tec Corporation ("Asahi Tec"). MarketWire

Delhaize Group : Capital structure disclosure made according to the requirements of Belgian law
Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB)(NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, discloses theinformationrequired under article 15, § 1 and 18, § 1 of the Law of May 2,2007 regardingthe disclosure of major shareholdings in listed companies following acapitalincrease resulting from the exercise of subscription rights by employees. MarketWire

LBi International N.V.: EGM 8 February 2012
LBi International N.V. (EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: LBI), the world's largest independent marketing and technology agency with offices in 16 countries, will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders ("EGM") on Wednesday 8 February 2012. The agenda and other relevant information have been published below. MarketWire

OpenLogic's CloudSwing Ties Into the Rackspace Cloud and Announces Entry Into the Rackspace Cloud Tools Program
OpenLogic, Inc., provider of enterprise open source solutions for the cloud and the data center, today announced that CloudSwing can now deploy to the Rackspace Cloud and that they have entered into the Cloud Tools program with Rackspace® Hosting, (NYSE: RAX), the world's leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry MarketWire

CFS Bancorp, Inc. Declares Cash Dividend
CFS Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CITZ) announced that the Board of Directors on December 21, 2011 declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share payable on January 27, 2012 to shareholders of record on January 6, 2012. This dividend is unchanged from the prior quarter's dividend. MarketWire

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. Announces Achievement of Oil Production Goal
Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) today announced the achievement of the Company's stated objective of reaching 5,000 net barrels of oil production per day before the end of 2011 MarketWire

COPEINCA ASA FINANCIAL CALENDAR 2012
28.02.2012 Q4 2011 FF.SS. Presentation 09.05.2012 Q1 2012 FF.SS. Presentation 15.08.2012 Q2 2012 FF.SS. Presentation 30.10.2012 Q3 2012 FF.SS. Presentation   *            Dates are given with reservation in case of changes For further information, please contact:CEO Pablo Trapunsky, ptrapunsky@copeinca.com GlobeNewswire

Basware Corporation closed a large deal with a real estate investment trust in Europe
Basware Corporation closed a large deal with a real estate investment trust in Europe GlobeNewswire

Pohjois-Suomen Media Oy starts personnel cooperation negotiations
Alma Media Corporation    Press release             December 28, 2011 at 2:00pm GlobeNewswire

Bombardier Wins Additional Order for 130 ELECTROSTAR Cars From Southern in the UK
Bombardier is chosen by Southern for new train order in the UK GlobeNewswire

Axelar initiates a Phase II clinical study with AXL1717 for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - December 28, 2011. Axelar AB, a Karolinska Development AB portfolio company, today announces that the first patient has been dosed in a randomized Phase II study on non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients of its drug candidate AXL1717 GlobeNewswire

Property4east extension for real estate agents and high end property specialists in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Luxemburg
GlobeNewswire

Directorate change
MILESTONE GROUP PLC("Milestone" or the "Company") GlobeNewswire

Pohjola to Issue Index-linked Bond in Equity Market
Press release, 28 December 2011 GlobeNewswire

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