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Dr James L. Barnard Wins Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2011 for Revolutionising Used Water Treatment
Singapore International Water Week today announced that Dr James L. Barnard has been awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2011, a prestigious award that recognises outstanding contributions towards solving global water problems by either applying technologies or implementing policies and programmes which benefit humanity ACN Newswire

StoryChimes Extends Brand With the Release of Sing and Send Music App, and Storybook Apps Cross Over 1.5 Million App Downloads
Siena Entertainment is excited to announce the release of their newest App, "Sing and Send StoryChimes™!" Sing and Send is the best way for kids (and parents alike) to sing along with their favorite songs, record them and then send them -- all at the touch of a button. MarketWire

Intergraph(R) Webinar on March 23rd to Discuss CAESAR II(R) Input Options for Pipe Stress Analysis
Intergraph will host a webinar on March 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. CT that will discuss the various ways to create and modify Intergraph CAESAR II input using the pipe element spreadsheet, the list processor, and graphic edit options. Participants will see how to use these available input alternatives for building data and for verifying the model for pipe stress analysis MarketWire

Gladys Knight to Perform at Tropicana Las Vegas
Seven-time Grammy Award-winning performer Gladys Knight will headline in a special engagement at the newly transformed Tropicana Las Vegas, beginning Tuesday, April 5, 2011. MarketWire

System Pavers Wins Prestigious Replacement Contractor Customer Excellence Award
System Pavers recently earned the respectable Hanley Wood Replacement Contractor Customer Excellence Award (RCCEA) -- for proving exemplary customer service as determined by the people serviced in the residential construction industry. MarketWire

To Help Ongoing Communications, Devicescape Details Working WiFi Hotspots in Japan's Disaster Stricken Areas
Communication channels have been disrupted throughout Japan. In some areas, cellular and WiFi coverage have been completely wiped out. Many service providers are responding by offering help in the form of free long distance calling and SMS texting, as well as waiving fees for wireless calls MarketWire

The Denver-Based Law Firm of Dyer & Berens LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Certain Investors Who Purchased United Western Bancorp, Inc. Common Stock (UWBK.PK)
The Denver, Colorado law firm of Dyer & Berens LLP ( today announced that it has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado on behalf of investors who purchased or acquired United Western Bancorp, Inc MarketWire Experiences Impressive 50% Growth
For the past nine years, has built its reputation on being the premier online source for quality office furniture and related products. Now the company is proud to be building momentum and increasing sales exponentially. It has not always been easy, though. MarketWire

Gourmet Doesn't Always Mean Fattening
Whenever people use the term gourmet, we always tend to think of rich, fattening foods -- the kind that we'll pay dearly for both with our wallets and our waistlines. MarketWire

Equus Announces Fourth Quarter Net Asset Value and Portfolio Updates
Equus Total Return, Inc. (NYSE: EQS) (the "Fund" or "Equus") reports net assets as of December 31, 2010, of $38.1 million, an increase of $6.6 million since September 30, 2010. Net assets per share increased to $4.29 as of December 31, 2010 from $3.55 as of September 30, 2010. Comparative data is summarized below (in thousands, except per share amounts): MarketWire

Sapphire Tower Reaches 80% Sold Milestone
Sapphire Tower has reached another milestone with 80 percent of its luxury residential high-rise units now sold. The sale of several furnished model homes, including one for $2.2 million has contributed to this success. MarketWire

Bonten Announces Year End 2010 Financial Results Conference Call
Bonten Media Group Inc. announced that its Year End 2010 consolidated financial statements will be released on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. The Company will hold a conference call on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time, to discuss the results. MarketWire

Li-ion Motors Corp. Provides (OTCBB: LMCO) (FRANKFURT: LL9L) in Depth Video of the World's Fastest Electric Supercar, the Inizio
Li-ion Motors Corp. (OTCBB: LMCO) (FRANKFURT: LL9L), winner of the 2010 X-Prize using 21st Century Design & Engineering of emission-free, all electric high speed long range automotive propulsion systems using the latest lithium-ion battery technology, provides you with an inside look at the features behind the world's fastest 100% electric supercar MarketWire

NWTT Acquires New Mining Property With Historically Confirmed Findings of Platinum, Copper and Nickel
NW Tech Capital Inc. (PINK SHEETS: NWTT) ( is pleased to announce that it has executed an Option Agreement that grants the company 100% interest in a prolific platinum, copper and nickel-bearing property located in McConkey Township, Ontario. MarketWire

Mike Holmes, Star of HGTV's "HOLMES on HOMES" Appearing on The Truth in Lending Show Sunday, March 20th
Mike Holmes, Star of HGTV's #1 Show "HOLMES on HOMES" is this week's special guest on The Truth in Lending Show Sunday, March 20th from 4pm to 6pm Central time on News Radio 980 KMBZ. MarketWire

Student Debate Project in Israel Announces Winners
On Tuesday, March 8, 2011, the final rounds and award ceremony for "Siach ve Sig," an education debate program hosted by the Citizens' Empowerment Center in Israel (CECI), were held in conjunction with Israel's Ministry of Education at the auditorium of Beit ha Tfutsot (Museum of Diaspora) at Tel Aviv University. MarketWire

Lattice Semiconductor Announces CFO Transition
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced the transition of Michael G. Potter, Lattice's Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, who will leave the Company effective April 15, 2011 MarketWire

IC Places Expands Viewership and Mounts Technology Enhancement Initiative
Today events website IC Places (OTCQB: ICPA) (PINKSHEETS: ICPA) announced increased growth in traffic and technology advancements. In the first quarter of 2011 the company has seen a 20% increase in viewership of video shows produced by IC Places. IC Places owns and produces 10 popular shows that can be seen on all city websites as well on its partner networks. MarketWire

Mobio and NuBoard Media Sports Group Form Strategic Sports Partnership
Vancouver-based Mobio Identity Systems, and NuBoard Media, announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership agreement maximizing the effectiveness of Mobio's interactive technology and NuBoard Media's in-seat, promotional capabilities. MarketWire

Join in Spring Cleaning and Guard Your Identity at Auto Club Paper Shred-a-Thon at Dodger Stadium
The Automobile Club of Southern California and offered by Experian, are hosting a free Shred-a-Thon to help deter identity theft for Los Angeles residents. MarketWire

Stonegate Bank Completes Acquisition of Southwest Capital Bank
Stonegate Bank (OTCBB: SGBK) completed the merger of Southwest Capital Bank in Ft. Myers, Florida on March 18, 2011. MarketWire

Homeland Resources Anticipates Up to 50 New Oil and Gas Drill Locations From Liberty Ridge Seismic Shoot
Homeland Resources Ltd. (OTCQB: HMLA) (PINKSHEETS: HMLA) is pleased to report that a large-scale 3D seismic program has commenced on 83,043 acres (130 square miles) at the Liberty Ridge Project in southern Oklahoma. Homeland anticipates that positive results from this seismic data could result in upwards of 50 new drill locations for the Company and its partners. MarketWire

AMD LASERS Announces Award Winning Line of Picasso(R) Dental Lasers to Be Shown at the IDS Meeting in Cologne, Germany
AMD LASERS (, the world's leading dental laser company, today announced that it will be attending and showcasing its award winning line of Picasso® dental lasers on March 22-26, 2011 at the IDS meeting in Cologne, Germany. This biannual event is the largest dental show in the world. MarketWire

Pet Food Tax Has Pet Owners and Pet Food Manufacturers Barking Mad
"Don't tax my kibble to pay for your bit!" -- That's the message a group of concerned pet owners and pet food manufacturers are hoping will resonate with legislators this Monday, when the Oregon House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee considers a bill that would impose a statewide tax to sell pet food MarketWire

Astro-Med, Inc. Appoints Vice President and Corporate Controller
Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) today announced that Erik J. Mancyak was appointed as Vice President and Corporate Controller by the Board of Directors, effective April 1, 2011. MarketWire

Ivar's Is Back at Seattle Center With Four New Locations in Key Arena
For the first time since the World's Fair in 1962, Ivar's will operate at the Seattle Center as it announced it has expanded operations into Seattle's Key Arena. Through Ivar's Sports and Entertainment Division, Ivar's opened four new locations inside the stadium in early March, including one Ivar's Seafood Bar, one Kidd Valley, and two Big Foot Hot Dog stands. MarketWire

Blugrass Board of Directors Votes to Reduce Authorized Shares
Blugrass Energy Inc. (OTCQB: BLUG) (PINKSHEETS: BLUG), currently doing business as Rio Grande Petroleum Inc., today announced that the Board of Directors has approved a 5-to-1 reduction in the number of shares of the company's authorized common stock, and a corresponding 5-to-1 decrease in the number of issued and outstanding shares of the company's common stock. MarketWire

Certain Software Named 2011 OnDemand Top Private Company by AlwaysOn
Certain Software, the leading provider of event management solutions for the global meetings and events industry, today announced its recognition by AlwaysOn as one of the top 100 private companies in the OnDemand Software Business Management Applications category MarketWire

Zurvita Holdings, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Results
Zurvita Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: ZRVT) ("Zurvita" or the "Company"), a dynamic direct-to-consumer network marketing company offering turn-key solutions for high-quality consumer and business products and services, today announced its financial results for the second quarter of the 2011 fiscal year ended January 31, 2011. MarketWire

TenCate Finalizes Acquisition of Geosynthetics Activities of Emas Kiara
Following the press release of November 15, 2010, Ten Cate GeosyntheticsAsiaannounces the successful closing of the acquisition of the geosyntheticsactivities of Emas Kiara Industries Berhad, a publicly listed company basedinRawang, Malaysia MarketWire

Bayer CropScience Announces Decision Not to Resume MIC Production
Bayer CropScience today announced that the company has decided not to restart the transitional production of methyl isocyanate (MIC) at its site in Institute, West Virginia. As a result, the company will move forward immediately with decommissioning of the reconfigured MIC and associated production units as well as the closure of Woodbine. MarketWire

Palomar Technologies to Exhibit at MEPTEC Thermal Symposium and Shares Article on AuSi/AuSn Eutectic Die Attach
Palomar Technologies, the world-leading provider of precision microelectronics and optoelectronic packaging systems, today announced it will exhibit at the Microelectronic Packaging and Test Engineering Council (MEPTEC) Thermal Symposium on March 21 in San Jose, CA. MarketWire

Annual Restaurant Tech Study Points to Uptick in Biz Metrics, IT Spending
After years of struggling in a negative business environment, restaurants report that technology investment is back. MarketWire

Centrue Financial Corporation Announces 2010 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
Centrue Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TRUE) MarketWire

Atheros Communications' Stockholders Approve Merger Agreement With Qualcomm
Atheros Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHR), a global leader in innovative technologies for wireless and wired communications, announced today that at a special meeting of Atheros stockholders held on March 18, 2011, its stockholders approved the adoption of the merger agreement among Atheros, Qualcomm Incorporated and T Merger Sub, Inc MarketWire

Veterans Home Chow Hall Serves Up Arts and Crafts
After a 40 year career in sales, Timothy Barker, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, took on a different kind of work assignment -- this time as a Craft Care Specialist (CCS) for the Yountville, California Veterans Home. MarketWire

(NVAE) Savanna East Africa Releases Webcast on East Africa Prospective Housing Project Next Steps
Savanna East Africa, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NVAE) (OTCQB: NVAE), a NewMarket Technology, Inc. (OTCQB: NWMT) Greenfield Partner, has released a Webcast from CEO Randell Torno to discuss next steps on a prospective 200 unit public housing project as well as a potential university youth hostel project in Kenya. Next week, Mr MarketWire

Yearlong 40th Anniversary Celebration Makes Second Stop in Palm Beach
Hear that roar? Feel that energy? It's the engine of your dream car warming up for Barrett-Jackson's 9th Annual Palm Beach Auction. The World's Greatest Collector Car Auction is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a week-long celebration of cars, stars and charitable causes MarketWire

Google Scholarship Transports Student Journalists to 2011 ONA Conference
The Online News Association, the world's largest membership organization of digital journalists, today announced the return of a $20,000 scholarship from Google that will cover travel and expenses for the Student Newsroom at ONA's annual conference. MarketWire

BMO Capital Markets Foreign Exchange Group Garners Global Recognition With Three Awards
BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX: BMO)(NYSE: BMO), has won several awards this month for its global leadership in foreign exchange. MarketWire

EON Reality Launches the EON Experience Portal
EON Reality, the world's leading interactive 3D software provider, announced today the launch of EON Experience Portal,, which serves as an ecosystem and an "app store" for interactive 3D content. EON Experience Portal enables users to easily find existing 3D content, and share it with others. MarketWire

PharmStar Pharmaceuticals Appoints Howard Phykitt as Chairman and CEO
PharmStar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly known as Big Star Media Group) (PINKSHEETS: BMGI), which is focused on the manufacturing and marketing of the FDA-approved, Over-the-Counter (OTC) liquid pain reliever Aquaprin™, announced today the appointment of Howard Phykitt as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. MarketWire

Mechanical PONG and Other Cool Electromechanical Curiosities on the Next Episode of Make: Live, the Premier DIY Webcast
On the next Make: Live, the premiere DIY webcast, homemade kinetic electronics projects will be featured. MarketWire

ExxonMobil Japanese Refining Subsidiaries in Restart Process, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Two subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) (Irving, Texas), Kyokuto Petroleum Industries Limited (Ichihara, Japan) and TonenGeneral Sekiyu Incorporated (TYO:5012) (Tokyo), were greatly affected by last Friday's earthquake MarketWire

REMINDER: Israeli Leadership Council Hosts Third-Annual Gala
WHAT:At a time when the Middle East is experiencing tremendous turmoil and revolution in several of its countries, Israel watches and waits to assess the consequences on its peace with Egypt and relations with other countries in the region MarketWire

Government of Canada Announces Results in Fight to Save Lives of Women and Children With Malaria
Canada is delivering on its commitment to help the world's most vulnerable, thanks to new developments which will provide an affordable, reliable, and stable treatment for malaria that will save millions of lives, especially those of women and children in Africa. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, along with Mr MarketWire

ARCHOS Results for Fiscal 2010: Return to Operational Profitability in 2nd Half
ARCHOS MarketWire

ATSI Shareholders Approve Corporate Name Change to Digerati Technologies, Inc.
ATSI Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: ATSX) (OTCQB: ATSX), announced today that its shareholders have approved an amendment to its Articles of Incorporation that changes the corporation's name to Digerati Technologies, Inc MarketWire

Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp. Meeting in Costa Rica With New Investor Group
Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp. (PINKSHEETS: CGAQ). On Saturday Mr. Steven Swank, CEO of CGAQ, will be traveling to Costa Rica to meet with joint venture partner GGL and investors interested in the Gamebase ® project. This project has opened the curiosity of many companies and investors who want to take this project global. This group will meet with Mr MarketWire

Miller and Smith at One Loudoun, LLC and SEKISUI HOUSE, Ltd., Announce Julie Dillon as Director of Marketing for One Loudoun Development
Miller and Smith at One Loudoun, LLC, a development company of Miller and Smith, a privately held commercial real estate developer in McLean, Virginia and Japan's SEKISUI HOUSE, Ltd., are pleased to announce that Julie Dillon will serve as the Director of Marketing for One Loudoun. MarketWire

Expert Group, Inc. Releases 7 Million in Originations
Expert Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EXPU) today announced its year to date originations. MarketWire

TAB Bank Provides Lender Solutions for Forest Capital
TAB Bank announces Forest Capital of Brooklandville, MD, as latest recipient of TAB's Lender Solution Suite including a funding facility. MarketWire

Con-X Construction Ltd. Has Become a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Playbox (US) Inc. PYBX
Playbox (US) Inc. (PINK SHEETS: PYBX), has also acquired the leadership of Christopher Glover, the new President of Playbox (US) Inc. MarketWire

Central Bancorp, Inc. Appoints Gerald T. Mulligan to Board of Directors
Central Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEBK) (the "Company"), the parent company of Central Co-operative Bank (the "Bank"), today announced that Gerald T. Mulligan has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company and the Bank. MarketWire

Milberg LLP Announces the Filing of a Shareholder Class Action to Stop 99 Cents Only Stores Buyout
The law firm of Milberg LLP announces that a case was filed in Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles, challenging actions taken by the board of directors of 99 Cents Only Stores ("99 Cents Only") under state law. This case was not filed by Milberg LLP. MarketWire

Compass Ironworks Teams With Designers and Architects to Deliver Classical Ironwork With 21st Century Requirements in Mind
Working off the grid, in a workshop that generates its own power, the master craftsmen of Lancaster County-based Compass Ironworks have recreated the extraordinary wrought iron fencing that surrounds the former estate of Philadelphia's Clarence Henry Geist and installed this modern masterpiece around a new estate commissioned in the region MarketWire

Japan's JX Nippon Oil at Full Capacity at Operational Refineries, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation's (TYO:5001) (Tokyo) refinery in Sendai, Miyagi, remains shut down due to the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck off Miyagi prefecture's coast on Friday, March 11. A fire broke out at the refinery immediately following the quake. The fire continues to burn in portions of the facility. MarketWire

Plateau Minerals Leverages Financing and Surety Anticipating Continuing Increase in Demand for Gold Bullion Caused by Mideast Unrest
Plateau Mineral Development, Inc ("Plateau Metals") (PINKSHEETS: PMDP) announced today it is preparing to increase its capacity in all operations to meet the rising world demand for 'physical gold' and other precious metals. MarketWire

100% Perfection Streak Closing in on 2 Years for Intraday "Stock Alerts"
The publications ( have been online for more than 13 years. During those many years there have been numerous instances of success and failure. But no moment of success is greater than the present. For the last 22 straight months, since May 2009, there have been 133 consecutive BullTrade "Stock Alerts MarketWire

Cosmo Oil's Ichihara Refinery Continues to Burn, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Cosmo Oil Company Limited's (TYO:5007) (Tokyo) refinery in Ichihara, Chiba, remains offline due to a fire in the natural gas tank farm. The fire broke out following last Friday's magnitude 9.0 earthquake. All units are currently offline and personnel remain unable to enter the complex due to the fire. MarketWire

Caerus Resource: Buritica West Gold Project Moving Towards Drill Ready Status
Caerus Resource Corporation (TSX-V: CA) ("The Company") is pleased to report on continued exploration at the Buritica West Gold Project and the Buritica North Gold Project, located in Antioquia, Colombia. The two contiguous projects totaling approximately 1,100 hectares are strategically located immediately west and north of the Continental Gold: CNL.T Buritica Gold Project MarketWire

OSCA Leads the Nation With ERISA UHC Class Action and PPACA Compliance for Patient Protection
On March 16, 2011, Ohio State Chiropractic Association (OSCA) announced that it was sponsoring the second PPACA Claims Regulations Claims Specialist training in an effort to meet a July 01, 2011 deadline for full enforcement of the Federal Health Reform Law, Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (PPACA) MarketWire

NVISION Eye Center of Orange County in Laguna Hills Hires New Doctor
Dr. Thomas Tooma, Medical Director of NVISION Laser Eye Centers, announced today NVISION Eye Center of Orange County has hired Dr. Tamara Gee. MarketWire

Blackstone Grand Opening Is a Huge Success, Anticipation Is High for Start of Sales This Saturday
Blackstone, Orange County's newest master-planned community in the hills above Brea, is being hailed as an overnight success. More than 5,000 enthusiastic home shoppers turned out for the community's grand opening last weekend, and many of them are anxiously awaiting the start of sales this Saturday, March 19th MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology Offers Free Joule School Online Pulse Energy Calculator to Help Designers Select the Right Wirewound Resistor for Their Application
A free online pulse energy calculator that helps designers select the right wirewound resistor for their application is now available on the website of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH). MarketWire

Pre-Cool 101: Energy-Savings Innovation Is Supported by Lab Research, Field Studies
Energy savings of up to 30% by "pre-cooling" the most common type of commercial and residential air conditioning systems is supported by laboratory research and field studies, according to Greenway Design Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GDGI). MarketWire

Ingate Presents New Unified Communications Seminars at ITEXPO: SIP Trunking, Video, Collaboration and More
Unified Communications is transforming the 21st century enterprise, fueled by the exponential growth of SIP trunking, which lowers operating costs, delivers rapid ROI and feature-rich-applications MarketWire

Surprise Jury Verdict for Quicken Guarantees Appeal by Employees Represented by Nichols Kaster, PLLP
On Thursday, March 17, 2011, a jury issued a verdict for Quicken Loans in an overtime lawsuit that has been pending since May 2004. The employees worked as "web mortgage bankers" in the company's call centers and were represented by Nichols Kaster, PLLP. The employees worked at various time periods from May 2002 to September 2006. MarketWire

Verizon Wireless Celebrates Grand Opening of "Evolution" Communications Store in Brighton Beach
Verizon Wireless, provider of the largest and most reliable 3G network, as well as the fastest and most advanced 4G LTE network in America, announced the grand opening of its newest store in Brooklyn, located at 517-519 Brighton Beach Avenue, on Saturday, March 19th at noon MarketWire

TicketNetwork Advisory -- System of a Down Reunion Tour Spurs Ticket Sales
Despite a hiatus of more than four years, metal band System of a Down has not lost its fan base. The group will run a short North American reunion tour from May 10 to May 24. According to the latest data from the TicketNetwork exchange*: MarketWire

vServe24/7 Helps Organizations to Achieve Painless Oracle R12 Upgrade
vServe24/7, a strategic business unit of Nous Infosystems announces that it is helping customers across different verticals in their R12 upgrade process. vServe24/7 not only helps with the R12 upgrade decision-making process, but also helps them with complete migration and implementation. MarketWire

Licensing Transactions Partner Richard Hsu Joins King & Spalding in Silicon Valley
King & Spalding announced today that Richard C. Hsu, a corporate lawyer specializing in complex licensing transactions in the technology and life sciences sectors, has joined the firm's Silicon Valley office as a partner MarketWire

Sage Finds Small Businesses Optimistic, but Wary About the Future
Sage today announced the wrap-up of its Sage Peachtree listening tour, which visited with small business clients in 4 cities: New York, Chicago, Dallas, and Atlanta, from December 2010 through February 2011 MarketWire

Denver Welcomes NAR Home Ownership Bus Tour
A month-long Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour hosted by the National Association of Realtors® makes a stop this week outside the Denver Home Show on Saturday, March 19. NAR leaders and invited local officials will be on hand to hear from consumers and speak with them about how shifting priorities and public policies in Washington could affect home ownership here in Denver. MarketWire

Hakone Estate and Gardens to Support Japan Relief Efforts
The Hakone Foundation is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life and the devastation and suffering caused by the recent earthquake and tsunami. With its strong ties to the Japanese community, Hakone is a natural focal point for local efforts to help out in this time of need. The Foundation is pleased to both facilitate donations, and conduct a public show of support and solidarity. MarketWire

Wyndham Worldwide Named Among Top 50 Companies for Executive Women
Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world's largest hospitality companies, has been named among the Top 50 Companies for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE). The list recognizes organizations whose policies and practices encourage women's advancement and whose numbers at the highest levels of leadership demonstrate that commitment. MarketWire

The TOEIC(R) Test Is Used by the Tour de Taiwan Organizing Committee to Select English-Proficient Volunteers
In advance of this week's Tour de Taiwan, Chinese Taipei Cycling Association (CTCA) selected the TOEIC® test, developed by Educational Testing Service (ETS), to recruit event volunteers. This international event brings thousands of visitors to the area, and the CTCA selected the TOEIC test to ensure smooth communication with participants, officials and spectators. MarketWire

FALKEN Brings Much Needed Relief to Victims of Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami
Falken Industries Ltd (OTCBB: FLKI) - Responding to pleas from local governmental and relief operators, Falken Industries organized shipment of more than 15000 buckets of 800 hand disinfectant, lypoprotective and hypoallergenic wipes, and similar quantities of disinfectants in spray and other packaging MarketWire

CURTIS HiSpeed 441 Eco-Curtis Systems Is Revolutionising the Cooling Lubricant Market
Increased demands on the part of the metalworking industry require innovative cooling lubricant solutions, since cost-effective production of premium work pieces can only be achieved using premium cooling lubricants. It is no longer an insiders' tip in industry circles that the quality of the productivity factor of cooling lubricant is a key factor. MarketWire

Android App Records, Tracks and Validates Data in Real Time
Skycore LLC has today announced the availability of its codeREADr app for Android devices to enable secure, real-time recording, tracking and validation of data for venues, merchants and enterprises MarketWire

Webinar: 10 Ways Social Media Monitoring Builds Brands and Drives Sales
Conversations that consumers have with each other on Facebook, Twitter, blogs and across social networks play a major role in shaping their brand -- for better or worse. Most companies realize the importance of social media monitoring to help them stay connected to their customers MarketWire

SOURCECORP to Exhibit Enrollment and Medical Claims Processing Solutions at 2011 Call Center and MTM Conference

Alto Group Holdings Announces Status Update on the La Cienega Project
Alto Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: ALTO) ("Alto Group" or the "Company"), an innovative mining and commodities trade company headquartered in New York, announces update on the La Cienega Project MarketWire

Computer Software Innovations, Inc. Announces Year End 2010 Financial Results Conference Call
Computer Software Innovations, Inc. (OTCBB: CSWI), CSI Technology Outfitters™ ("CSI"), today announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at 4:15 P.M. Eastern Time to discuss the Company's financial and operational results for the Year End 2010. MarketWire

Bombardier Continues Customer-Driven Approach to Development of CSeries Aircraft
Bombardier Aerospace is continuing to involve CSeries aircraft customers and potential customers in the development of the all-new mainline jet. To facilitate this, Bombardier hosted its most recent CSeries Airline Advisory Council (AAC) meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland on March 16 and 17 MarketWire

ATSI Reports Second Quarter Financial Results
ATSI Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: ATSX) (OTCQB: ATSX) today announced financial results for the second fiscal quarter and six months ended January 31, 2011. The Company reported revenue of $3.9 Million for the second fiscal quarter and $8.2 Million for the six month period. Gross profit for the three and six month period was $326,000 and $713,000 respectively MarketWire

Equus Total Return, Inc. Hires Pristine Advisers LLC
Equus Total Return, Inc. (NYSE: EQS) ("Equus" or the "Fund") today announced that it has hired Pristine Advisers, LLC, to provide strategic investor relations and financial communications services. MarketWire

FamilyFiction Launches New Website for Christian Fiction Readers
Salem Communications Corporation has announced that FamilyFiction, the Christian fiction news source , has launched an all-new website to feature the latest in Christian storytelling -- including Christian novelists, books, movies and more MarketWire

National Pharmaceuticals Corp. in Association With Globe Labs to Enter Into Discussion on Clinical Trials Protocols for GLB333
National Pharmaceuticals Corp. (PINK SHEETS: NFRM) or the "Company" announced today that in conjunction with Globe Laboratories have identified a contract research organization (CRO) from Europe to develop protocols for clinical trials of GLB333. Parties have decided that the Clinical Investigations group from Vienna, Austria would be most suitable for conducting the Phase I clinical trials MarketWire

Cisco Announces First Ever Cash Dividend
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced that on March 17, 2011, its Board of Directors approved the initiation of quarterly cash dividends to its shareholders. This is the first cash dividend paid to shareholders in the company's history. MarketWire

Annual reporting 2010: Turning point for a new era
Hydro's ambition is to be at the highest levelof the world's aluminiumindustry, President and CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg states in thecompany'sannual reporting for 2010, published on Hydro's web site on Friday. MarketWire

Frost & Sullivan Award Recognises Twinlinx's Contributions to Customer Value Enhancement in NFC Smart Cards Services Market
The Frost & Sullivan 2011 European Customer Value Enhancement Award in NFC Smart Cards Services is presented to Twinlinx. The company's advanced sticker solution -- MyMax -- offers the perfect answer to the needs of near field communication (NFC). It is an easy to deploy, low cost, independent, multi-application product that effectively meets most existing contactless standards. MarketWire

ITpreneurs and Network Specialty Group, Inc. (NSGI) Form a Partnership for the Delivery of IT Best Practices Training
ITpreneurs, enabler of IT Best Practices management training, and Network Specialty Group, Inc. (NSGI), provider of IT Program Management, Information Management, Information Assurance, and Infrastructure Operations solutions as well as IT training, jointly announce the signing of a partnership for the delivery of training using ITpreneurs' full-range of quality materials and e-Learning courses. MarketWire

2011 Political and Economic Risk Ratings Released by Emerging Markets Group of Alliant Insurance Services
A comprehensive report rating the insurable political and economic risks in 175 countries has been released by the New York and Chicago-based Emerging Markets Group of Alliant Insurance Services (, the nation's largest specialty insurance brokerage firm. MarketWire

NuPathe Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results and Operational Highlights
NuPathe Inc. (NASDAQ: PATH), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of branded therapeutics for diseases of the central nervous system, including neurological and psychiatric disorders, today announced financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010 and operational highlights. MarketWire

Magellan Jets Expedites Evacuation From Japan
With ample aircraft availability, Boston-based Magellan Jets is able to deliver the air transport being sought after to those stranded in Japan, who are accustomed to flying on private jets, on an urgent basis. Magellan has rushed to offer support in other recent emergencies, such as the volcanic ash that closed down London airports and Hurricane Katrina, successfully transporting many to safety MarketWire

Bausch + Lomb Appoints Dr. Calvin W. Roberts as Chief Medical Officer
Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company, today announced the appointment of Calvin W. Roberts, M.D. to the newly created position of Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. Roberts will serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Team and coordinate the company's global D&R efforts across the Vision Care, Pharmaceuticals and Surgical business units for greater leverage and outcomes. MarketWire

International Union of Police Associations Improves Members College Readiness With TestDriveCollegeOnline
TestDriveCollegeOnline today announced a partnership with the International Union of Police Associations (I.U.P.A.) to provide its members an opportunity to try online learning at no cost and no obligation while earning credits toward a college degree. TestDriveCollegeOnline enables I.U.P.A. members to assess their college readiness before they commit to an online degree program and pay tuition. MarketWire

Wall Street Reporter, Inc. Interviews CAVU Resources, Inc. President and CEO William C. Robinson
CAVU Resources, Inc. ("CAVU"), which trades as (PINKSHEETS: CAVR), today announced that William C. Robinson, President and CEO of CAVU was interviewed on March 17th by Wall Street Reporter (WSR) Senior Analyst Juan Costello MarketWire

AutoInfo, Inc. Announces 2010 Year End Results
AutoInfo, Inc. (OTCBB: AUTO), a non-asset based third party logistics service provider, today announced results of its operations for the year ended December 31, 2010. The Company reported gross revenues of $279.7 million as compared with $183.9 million for the prior year. Gross profit was $53.6 million as compared with $37.2 million for the prior year. The Company reported net income of $3 MarketWire

Columbia Energy Center Embarks on $627 Million Pollution-Control Project, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) (Madison, Wisconsin) will install pollution-control equipment at the two-unit, 1,023-megawatt (MW) coal-fired Columbia Energy Center in Portage, Wisconsin. The decision, approved Feb MarketWire

EPA Releases Draft Rule on Mercury Emissions, New Source Performance Standards, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- On Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Washington, D.C.) released its long-awaited draft rule for power plant emissions of mercury, arsenic, chromium, nickel and acid gases at a press conference at which EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson was joined by the leader of the American Lung Association MarketWire

Hawaiian Hospitality Group Increases Sales by Expanding Services, Offering a Wider Range of Events
Hawaiian Hospitality Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HHGI), a growing provider of sustainable land use solutions and event services, is pleased to report a significant increase in event sales for its eco-friendly Loulu Palm Estate destination property. To date, Hawaiian Hospitality Group has booked eighty-five events for 2011 and twelve for 2012 MarketWire

Javalution (JCOF.PK) Releases 4th Qtr. 2010 Financials; Sales and Gross Profits Soar, Losses Narrow
JCOF - Javalution Coffee Company, (PINKSHEETS: JCOF), a fully vertical coffee roasting and distribution company, owner of the Direct Marketing Brand JavaFit, and the retail brand, Café La Rica, as well as the category creator of functional gourmet coffee, announced consolidated 4th quarter 2010 financial results MarketWire

Cytokinetics Announces Fundamental Research in the Field of Cardiac Myosin Activation Published in the Journal Science
Cytokinetics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CYTK) announced today the publication of preclinical research in the March 18, 2011 issue of the journal Science regarding the activation of cardiac myosin by an investigational drug candidate, omecamtiv mecarbil, and the potential therapeutic role that this novel mechanism may play for patients with systolic heart failure MarketWire

Teledyne DALSA Launches BOA IDR for Identification and Verification Applications
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

GameKiss to Host 'New Spring Events' for Gamers of FreeStyle Street Basketball, a leading global online game portal, will host events providing gifts and game cash from March 16 to May 2 for gamers of its representative title, FreeStyle Street Basketball. MarketWire

Lightning Captain Trades Ice Time for Track Time
Vincent Lecavalier, NHL hockey player and Captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning, will be trading ice time for track time as he gears up to serve as Grand Marshal for the 2011 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. MarketWire

MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon, 3/18
Children's medical care in China, international business forum, algae and CO2, bonds, impact of Japan; this week on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. MoneyTV is the internationally syndicated television program all about money and what makes it happen, (http://www.moneytv MarketWire

DSM - repurchase of shares (11-17 March 2011)
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciencesand Materials Sciences company, hasrepurchased 479,895 of its own shares in the period from 11 March 2011 upto andincluding 17 March 2011 at an average price of EUR 41.13. This is inaccordancewith the repurchase, covering existing option plans, announced on 23February2011. The consideration of this repurchase was EUR 19.7 million. MarketWire

Euro Ressources Has Record Earnings for the Year Ended December 31, 2010
EURO Ressources S.A. ("EURO") (PARIS: EUR) today announced its audited statutory financial results prepared in accordance with French Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") and the financial results prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") for the year ended December 31, 2010 MarketWire

CharityChoice Earth Day Charity Campaign -- Land. Air. Water. -- Corporate Initiatives
CharityChoice Gift Cards announced for Earth Day 2011 an online charity campaign and public voting website with a Facebook APP. enables companies to register and brand a customized campaign that they can distribute to their customers, clients and employees, offering great cause-affinity with environmental issues and sustainability. MarketWire

Frost & Sullivan Applauds Affymetrix' Technology Legacy and Expansion Into New Market Segments
Based on its recent analysis of the life science research tools market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Affymetrix, Inc. with the 2011 North America Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership of the Year Award for its unwavering focus on enhancing its core microarray technology while remaining attentive to its customers' demands. MarketWire

ServerPronto Donates to Relief Efforts in Japan
In the wake of the 9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan, the technology community is responding with a flood of promised relief. Apple is taking Red Cross donations via iTunes. Microsoft is offering cash, software and technical support, and telecom companies are offering free calls to Japan. MarketWire

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