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South East Asia Water Ministers Forum Discuss Sustainable Water Solutions for a Changing Urban Environment
Water Ministers from South East Asia and other regions met today at the inaugural South East Asia Water Ministers Forum and had an engaging discussion on key water management challenges that the region faces ACN Newswire

More than 1,700 Exhibitors Open Hong Kong Spring/Summer Fashion Week
More than 1,700 exhibitors are taking part in the HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer and the concurrent HKTDC Summer Sourcing Show for Gifts, Houseware & Toys, which opened today and continue until 7 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) ACN Newswire

Singapore International Water Week Opens on High Note as the Global Platform for Water Solutions
Singapore International Water Week opens today with unprecedented support from the global water community. Themed "Sustainable Water Solutions for a Changing Urban Environment", the annual platform for water solutions addresses the latest and most pertinent water challenges amidst a rapidly urbanising world ACN Newswire

Siemens Provides Carbon Media Replacement and Reactivation Services for the Dow Companies in Thailand's Wastewater Treatment Plant
As part of Siemens' expansion of services in Southeast Asia, the company Siemens Ltd. Thailand is supporting the need for bulk carbon media replacement and carbon reactivation services at the recently commissioned wastewater treatment plant for the Thailand Growth Project's (TGP) Asia Industrial Estate in Rayong, Thailand ACN Newswire

Linking Water, Energy and Environmental Sustainability: Siemens R&D Projects Hit Key Milestones
Water treatment and transportation is a high consumer of energy and produces a significant amount of CO2. Advanced treatment technologies therefore have to link water, energy and environmental sustainability through innovation ACN Newswire

Siemens Successfully Concludes R&D Project on Low-energy Seawater Desalination: Technology Ready for Full-scale Testing
Having set a new energy saving benchmark for seawater desalination, Siemens is now poised to transition their ground-breaking technology to the product development phase. As a result of an R&D initiative that commenced in October 2008, a demonstration plant was built in Singapore to treat seawater to drinking water quality ACN Newswire

Sembcorp Drives First Pile for its Largest Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant on Jurong Island
Sembcorp is pleased to announce that the company has achieved a significant milestone in its expansion into the new growth area of Jurong Island, with the first pile of the Sembcorp integrated wastewater treatment plant at Banyan being driven into the ground today ACN Newswire

Hitachi Demonstrates Advanced Water Technologies and Solutions at Singapore International Water Week 2011
Hitachi Asia Ltd. today announced that Hitachi Group will demonstrate its strong commitment to achieve a sustainable society through their participation at the Singapore International Water Week 2011. The event will be held from 4 - 8 July 2011 at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre ACN Newswire

CH2M HILL at Singapore International Water Week
CH2M HILL (, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm announces that it will share its technical expertise and projects during the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) from July 4 to July 8, asa founding sponsor.More than 14,000 water professionals and elected officials from over 100 countries attend the conference ACN Newswire

RIKEN: Peptide Reveals Clues to Causes of Alzheimer's Disease
Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI) and their collaborators have shed light on the function of a little-studied amyloid peptide in promoting Alzheimer's disease (AD) ACN Newswire

RIKEN: Genetic Variant Linked to Development of Liver Cancer in Hepatitis C Virus Carriers
A genome-wide study by researchers at the RIKEN Center for Genomic Medicine, Hiroshima University Hospital and Sapporo-Kosei General Hospital has identified a genetic variant associated with the development of liver cancer in chronic hepatitis C virus carriers. The findings are based on a study of 3,312 Japanese individuals and appear in the journal Nature Genetics ACN Newswire

Quaterra Shareholders Approve AGM Resolutions
Quaterra Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: QTA)(NYSE Amex: QMM) is pleased to announce that shareholders approved all resolutions brought before them at the Company's Annual General Meeting held in Vancouver, British Columbia on June 28, 2011. MarketWire

GoIP's SUB GO800 Merges With GoCOM
GoIP Global, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GOIG) announced today that as part of the reorganization announced on June 1, 2011, Go800 LLC, GoIP's subsidiary, has merged with the newly formed GoCOM Corporation. GoCOM Corporation, a Nevada Corporation, is the surviving company. GoCOM Corporation is now the new name for GoIP's subsidiary. GoCOM is located at 100 King Street West, Suite 5600, Toronto, Canada MarketWire

SavWatt Installs Eco-Pole in Nation's Capital
SavWatt USA, Inc. (OTCBB: SAVW), pioneers in LED lighting and the Green Revolution, announced today that on June 29, 2011, a SavWatt Eco-Pole was installed in front of the Department of Transportation building at 55 M Street, Washington, D.C. The Eco-Pole, a 60 watt LED streetlight powered by wind and sun energy, is completely self-energizing MarketWire

ACE Collaborates With Sopris Learning on New Literacy Program & Professional Development Model Developed by Louisa Moats, Ed.D.
American College of Education (ACE) announces its collaboration with Sopris, a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD), in the launch of a new Masters' degree with a Concentration in Literacy and will also be available as an online professional development program, LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling). Literacy expert Louisa Moats, Ed.D MarketWire

Williams Grand Prix - Partnership Announcement

Koko Turns 40 Today, Twitter Haiku Contest Winners Announced

Symphony Services to Demonstrate Innovative Cross-Platform Software Mobility Solutions at the Zinnov Globalization Summit
Symphony Services, a leader in global product engineering services, today announced it will showcase its groundbreaking software mobility solutions for the hundreds of independent software company executives expected to attend the Zinnov Globalization Summit in Bangalore, India on July 7, 2011 MarketWire

Quaterra Options Microondas Precious Metal Prospect in Zacatecas, Mexico
Quaterra Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: QTA)(NYSE Amex: QMM) today announced that it has, subject to acceptance of appropriate filings with the TSX Venture Exchange and the NYSE Amex Exchange, finalized an option agreement with La Cuesta International, Inc. (LCI) to acquire a 100% interest in the Microondas prospect located in Zacatecas, Mexico, about 17 kilometers south-southeast of Rio Grande. MarketWire

VuQo Sponsors George Lopez's 4th of July Benefit at CBS Studios
VuQo Holdings Corp. (PINKSHEETS: VUQO) is pleased to announce that VuQo Premium Vodka will be the exclusive vodka at a VIP reception hosted by comedian and late night talk show host George Lopez at CBS Studio Center's 4th of July Fireworks Festival in Studio City, CA. MarketWire

Recordati Acquires Dr. Frik Ilac; in Turkey
Recordati announces the signature of theagreementscovering the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Dr. F. Frik Ilac;A.S.,a Turkish pharmaceutical company with headquarters in Istanbul. The valueof thetransaction (enterprise value) is of around $ 130 million, and will befundedfrom existing liquidity MarketWire

OCI Welcomes Potential Investment by IFC

Hit the Road! With Bing
(Family Features) Family vacations are on the rise again and according to a recent Bing/Impulse Research survey, when planning a vacation, people are equally as influenced by the recommendations of their friends as they are by where out-of-town friends/family live. MarketWire

HUD and NeighborWorks America Announce Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program
(Family Features) The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in conjunction with NeighborWorks America announce the launch of the Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program (EHLP) today, to help homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure in 27 states across the country and Puerto Rico. MarketWire

Battling Bedbugs With Terminix
(Family Features) They may only be the size of an apple seed, but bedbugs are no small matter. While they are not known to transmit diseases, these unwanted pests can leave red, itchy welts on some people, and cause more adverse reactions in others. MarketWire

Travel Tips From the Ultimate Road Warrior From Best Western
(Family Features) Popular Sprint Cup Series NASCAR driver David Reutimann spends more than 30 weeks a year on the road in a different city each week chasing the Sprint Cup with his race team, Michael Waltrip Racing. His team is sponsored by Best Western International and the team sleeps in hotels more than half of the year. MarketWire

Safer Swimming From the National Drowning Prevention Alliance
(Family Features) When the Taylor family's new swimming pool was completed, the builder was about to fill it with water. But Erin, a New Jersey mother of three children -- two of whom were nonswimmers -- stopped him: "Not one drop of water goes into that pool until the fence is installed," she insisted. MarketWire

Natural Pet Food Is a "Pawsitive" Alternative From PetSmart
(Family Features) It seems everyone is going natural these days, from skin care products and locally grown produce to wholesome, additive-free packaged goods. Now, the "natural" craze is even going to the dogs. MarketWire

A Beautiful Brunch With Starbucks
(Family Features) When you're looking for a fun and unexpected way to entertain at home, it's hard to beat brunch. MarketWire

A Sweet Summer Treat From The J. M. Smucker Company
(Family Features) This delightful cheesecake recipe was the winner of the first-ever Eagle Brand Signature Recipe Contest, and earned home baker Rebecca L. of Reston, Virginia a $10,000 kitchen makeover. Smooth white chocolate, sweet apricot and rich cream cheese come together to create the perfectly refreshing summer dessert. MarketWire

MyWorkwear Improves Conversion Rate and Average Order Value With Full-Service Site Search From SLI Systems
SLI Systems ( today announced that MyWorkwear (, a Telford-based online retailer of work wear and uniforms, is seeing higher conversions and average order value with SLI's full-service site search solution. Visitors to MyWorkwear who use the search box are far more likely to convert, remain on the site longer, and order more products MarketWire

Option Unveils VIU2, the Revolutionary Plug 'n Play 3G Camera
Elegantly designed and easy to use 3Gcamera streams live high quality video and audio to a smartphone, tablet orlaptop. MarketWire

DSM Completes Acquisition of Vitatene S.A.U.
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciencesand Materials Sciences company, announces today that it has completed theacquisition of Vitatene S.A.U., based in León (Spain), a producer ofnatural carotenoids. The acquisition was announced on 10 May 2011 MarketWire

Cisco and New Songdo International City Development Join Forces to Create One of the Most Technologically Advanced Smart+Connected Communities in the World
New Songdo International City Development LLC (NSIC) and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced agreements that form important milestones in the development of Songdo International Business District, a 1,500-acre new city on the coast of Incheon, South Korea MarketWire

Greenspan's Housing Depression, Its Consequences and What You Can Do About It - Jay Taylor Interviews David McAlvany
Vancouver, British Columbia, July 4, 2011 - Jay Taylor, publisher of the J Taylor's Gold, Energy & Tech Stocks newsletter, interviews David McAlvany. GlobeNewswire

Wizcom Appoints Sales Manager for CIS Countries and Eastern Europe
Wizcom Technologies Ltd. /Wizcom Appoints Sales Manager for CIS Countries and Eastern Europe. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

2010 Results and increase of consolidated sales of 250% from 2009
Eco Supplies Europe AB /2010 Results and increase of consolidated sales of 250% from 2009. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Aker Solutions wins drilling riser contract
4 July 2011 - Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract for the delivery of a deepwater drilling riser system to the DSME shipyard in South Korea. The riser package will be delivered to offshore drilling company Atwood Oceanics' drill ship. The contract value is approximately USD 50 million and includes an option for another two units. GlobeNewswire

Markku Hiltunen Appointed Head of OP-Pohjola Group's New Development Unit in Oulu
Markku Hiltunen,(M.Sc. (Eng.)), aged 48, has been appointed as the head of OP-Pohjola Group's new development unit that will be established in Oulu. Mr Hiltunen will take up his duties as Director of OP-Services Ltd's Development Unit of Mobile Services and Electronic Sales on 15 August 2011 GlobeNewswire

Wessanen to publish Q2 2011 figures on 27 July
Royal Wessanen nv will publish its Q2 2011 press release on Wednesday 27 July at 7h15 CET. GlobeNewswire

Tecan appoints Martin Brusdeilins as Chief Scientific Officer and Member of the Group Management Board
Tecan Group AG /Tecan appoints Martin Brusdeilins as Chief Scientific Officer and Member of the Group Management Board . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Presentation for 1030 CET conference call

Wärtsilä to supply Africa's largest purely gas fuelled combustion engine power plant
Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade & Technical Press release, 4 July 2011 GlobeNewswire

Nycomed's Instanyl (fentanyl) single-dose nasal spray receives European approval
Nycomed /Nycomed's Instanyl (fentanyl) single-dose nasal spray receives European approval. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

SeaBird - 2D/3D Contract Update
Cyprus, 4 July 2011 GlobeNewswire

Sale of vessel
Farstad Shipping ASA has, through its wholly owned subsidiary P/R International Offshore Services ANS, reached an agreement to sell the PSV vessel 'Lady Christine' (1985, ME 202, 2.368 DWT). GlobeNewswire

Proposed merger of RAK Petroleum MENA subsidiaries into DNO ahead of London listing

Studsvik signs agreement with Ringhals worth
Studsvik has signed an agreement with Ringhals for the treatment of three steam generators and two reactor pressure vessel heads GlobeNewswire

DSM completes acquisition of Vitatene S.A.U.
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, announces today that it has completed the acquisition of Vitatene S.A.U., based in León (Spain), a producer of natural carotenoids. The acquisition was announced on 10 May 2011 GlobeNewswire

As of today, 4 July, 2011, Mr. Jose Antonio Gomez has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer, CCO, of Camposol Holding Plc. GlobeNewswire

Mr. Gustavo Guerrero, Operations Manager of Camposol Holding Plc, has resigned from his position and communicated he will pursue personal projects. GlobeNewswire

Lindab's report for the Second Quarter 2011 will be presented on 18 July
Lindab's Report will be made public on 18 July 2011 at 07:40 am (CET).   GlobeNewswire

Imtech sells Swedish technical wholesale activities to Ahlsell
Gouda, the Netherlands - Imtech N.V. (technical services provider in Europe) announces that its sells its Swedish technical wholesale activities - the NEA Elmateriel AB business unit of Imtech Nordic - to Ahlsell Sweden (Ahlsell Sverige AB). GlobeNewswire

Ahlsell acquires NEA Elmateriel
Ahlsell and Närkes Elektriska AB (NEA) have signed an agreement meaning that Ahlsell is acquiring the shares in NEA Elmateriel AB, one of NEA's fully owned subsidiaries. GlobeNewswire

Presentation of the Q2-11 results will be held at Orkla's headquarter
Orkla will report second quarter 2011 results on Wednesday, 20 July 2011 at 7.00 a.m. CET. The quarterly report and the presentation materials will be available at this time at GlobeNewswire

Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. ("AIB")[NYSE:AIB] has published its Pillar 3 Disclosure 2010 on the the Company's website at GlobeNewswire

ASSA ABLOY sells Lorentzen & Wettre to ABB
ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement with ABB to sell Lorentzen & Wettre, part of the former Cardo group. The selling price is SEK 750 M on a cash and debt free basis. GlobeNewswire

DSM and KuibyshevAzot commence strategic cooperation in Russia
Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, and KuibyshevAzot OJSC (KA) today announce they have commenced their strategic cooperation, as announced in January 2011. As a result of this strategic cooperation, DSM Engineering Plastics has two joint ventures with KA. In both joint ventures DSM Engineering Plastics holds a majority share GlobeNewswire

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