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China's 'draconian' ban on ads during TV dramas to hit industry's creativity
Broadcasters in China will now be banned from airing commercial breaks during TV dramas. ANI

Facebook IPO expected to arrive in early 2012
Social networking giant Facebook's heavily anticipated initial public offering (IPO) are expected to arrive in early 2012. ANI

FDI in retail draws countrywide protests
Amritsar/Jaipur/Coimbatore, Nov 29 (ANI): Political parties and traders across the country continue to protest over the Central Government's decision to approve 51 percent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail ANI

Sintana Energy (TSXV:SNN) Issues Update on South American (Columbia & Peru) Oil Projects - Video Summary Posted on www.InvestmentPitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, November 29, 2011 - Sintana Energy (TSXV:SNN) an international oil company with its operations focused on conventional exploration and unconventional development in South America, issues update on Columbian and Peruvian projects.InvestmentPitch.com has produced a ""video news alert"" summarizing these projects. If this link is not enabled, please visit www ACN Newswire

SGX Introduces Clearing of New OTC Coal and Naphtha Swaps
Singapore Exchange's (SGX) AsiaClear service will clear more varieties of over-the-counter coal and naphtha swaps from next month.Clearing of OTC CFR South China Coal Swaps and CFR Japan Naphtha Swaps is available from 5 December 2011 while Balance-of-Month CFR Japan Naphtha Swaps and Balance-of-Month FOB Korea Benzene Swaps clearing will be offered from 1 February 2012 ACN Newswire

Chng Lay Chew Joins SGX as CFO and Exco Member
Singapore Exchange (SGX) has appointed Mr Chng Lay Chew as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Committee effective 29 December 2011."We are pleased to have Mr Chng join the SGX team ACN Newswire

Applied Materials Announces Atomic-Level Film Treatment to Reduce Chip Power Consumption
Applied Materials, Inc. today announced a breakthrough technology for reducing power consumption in semiconductor chips with its new Applied Producer(R) Onyx(TM) film treatment system ACN Newswire

12th Hong Kong Forum Opens
Nearly 400 business leaders from 23 countries are taking part in the 12th Hong Kong Forum, which opened this morning at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and continues through 30 November.The two-day Forum is the annual flagship event of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide ACN Newswire

IMAGI Establishes Mobile Game Apps Department to Tap the Growing Internet & Mobile Gaming Market
IMAGI International Holdings Limited ("IMAGI", together with its subsidiaries, "the Group"; HKSE: 585) is pleased to announce the establishment of a mobile and internet game applications department in order to tap the rapidly-growing smartphone and internet gaming market ACN Newswire

MHI and MPSE to Show Overview of World's First Offshore Wind Power Generating System with Hydraulic Drive Train at EWEA OFFSHORE 2011
Starting today Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), together with Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe, Ltd. (MPSE), which oversees MHI's power systems operations in Europe, will be presenting the overall scheme of the company's new offshore wind power system, currently under development, at EWEA OFFSHORE 2011 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands ACN Newswire

Pioneer Announces Business Forecasts for Fiscal 2012
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Numara Software Expands Presence in Growing Asia Region
Numara(R) Software, a global leader in service management, endpoint lifecycle management and mobile device management solutions for IT professionals, announced the launch of its operations in the thriving and rapidly evolving Asia market ACN Newswire

Pioneer Announces New Medium-term Plan
Pioneer Corporation today announced its new medium-term plan for the three years through fiscal 2014, ending March 31, 2014, as follows:I. Key Themes of New Medium-term PlanPioneer formulated the following four key themes for its new medium-term plan. The Company is deploying the four themes as cornerstones for this plan, which retains management's goal of driving the growth strategy forward ACN Newswire

DOCOMO to Increase Investment in mmbi Inc.
NTT DOCOMO INC. announced today that it will subscribe to a new share issuance through a third-party share allotment by its subsidiary mmbi, Inc., an approved key terrestrial broadcasting business operator for mobile reception of "Mobacas" V-High multimedia broadcasting services, in accordance with today's mmbi board resolution ACN Newswire

Panasonic Group to Supply Lithium-ion Batteries for Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
The Panasonic Group today announced that it will supply lithium-ion batteries for Toyota Motor Corporation's Prius Plug-in Hybrid. This will be the first time for the Panasonic Group to supply its lithium-ion batteries for a mass production plug-in hybrid vehicle ACN Newswire

Lexus CT 200h Receives Maximum Rating Under New Japanese Overall Safety Assessment
Lexus announces that the "CT 200h" gasoline-electric hybrid five-door hatchback has received a maximum five-star rating in automobile safety testing and evaluation for 2011 carried out under the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP). The rating is based on a new overall safety assessment structure introduced this year ACN Newswire

Brisk Business Accomplishments Observed at AnaLabAsia2011, Controls, Instrumentation and Automation 2011 and EnviroAsia2011
Another fruitful run for Asia's leading scientific, environmental and process technology business event concluded on 25 November 2011. Business and industry professionals got together over the four exhibition days, deriving maximum value from focusedsourcing and networking opportunities at the event.Mr ACN Newswire

Toyota Starts Taking Orders for Soon-to-be-launched "Prius PHV" Plug-in Hybrid in Japan
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) began taking orders today through Toyota dealers around the country for the "Prius PHV" (plug-in hybrid), a gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle that can be charged using a household electric outlet. TMC will launch the vehicle in Japan on January 30, 2012 ACN Newswire

NEC Provides PASOLINK to TELKOMSEL, the Largest Mobile Telecom Operator in Indonesia
NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today the conclusion of a comprehensive three year supply agreement for PASOLINK, NEC's ultra-compact microwave communications system, with TELKOMSEL, Indonesia's largest mobile telecom operator. The PASOLINK system will mainly contribute to the expansion of TELKOMSEL'S suburban Internet infrastructure ACN Newswire

Mazda to Exhibit Biante GRANZ Minivan at 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
Mazda Motor Corporation will display the Biante GRANZ, a specially designed version of the mid-sized tall "high-roof" Mazda Biante minivan, at the 42nd Tokyo Motor show. The 2011 Tokyo show will open to public from December 3, 2011 at the Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center) ACN Newswire

Mazda Launches Premacy "20S Prestige Style" Special Edition in Japan
Mazda Motor Corporation today launched the special edition Mazda Premacy '20S Prestige Style' at all Mazda, Mazda Anfini and Mazda Autozam dealers throughout Japan. The Premacy is a seven-seat minivan that is sold outside Japan as the Mazda5.The special edition 20S Prestige Style is based on the 20S model grade, which features Mazda's unique i-stop idling stop system ACN Newswire

MHI to License MET Turbocharger Production and Marketing to STX Metal of Korea, Forming Structure of Close Collaboration
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and STX Metal Co., Ltd., a marine diesel engine manufacturer in Korea, have signed an agreement under which MHI will license production and marketing of its MET Turbocharger, a supercharger for marine diesel engines, to the Korean firm ACN Newswire

Daido Steel, Mitsubishi and Molycorp to Establish a Next-Generation NdFeB Sintered Magnet Manufacturing and Sales Joint Venture
Daido Steel Co., Ltd. (Daido), Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), and Molycorp Inc. (MCP) have reached an agreement to establish a joint venture to manufacture and sell a next-generation Neodymium Iron Boron (NdFeB) sintered magnet in Nakatsugawa, Gifu Prefecture.The capital contribution ratio of the newly formed company is 35.5% by Daido, 34.5% by MC and 30% by MCP ACN Newswire

Quam Announces 2011/12 Interim Results
Quam Limited ("Quam" or the "Group", SEHK:0952), a Hong Kong-based financial services group, today announced its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2011 (the "Period"). During the Period, Quam recorded revenue of HK$197.0 million (2010: HK$127.3 million), representing an increase of 54.8% compared to the corresponding period of last year ACN Newswire

Connell Brothers Appoints Vice President in North Asia
Connell Brothers, a division of Wilbur-Ellis Company, and the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific, has hired Azita Owlia, a former senior vice president at Bayer Material Science, to oversee and expand its business operations in North Asia, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan ACN Newswire

Transocean Announces Pricing of Share Offering
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) today announced that it has priced its previously-announced public offering of 26,000,000 of its shares at a public offering price of U.S. $40.50 per share, or 37.32 Swiss francs per share at an exchange rate of 0.9215 Swiss francs per U.S. $1.00 MarketWire

Ugly Ted Finds Home on KTLA
Ugly Ted, the "World's Ugliest Teddy Bear" (www.uglyted.com) and founder, Mark Little, will be appearing on the KTLA Morning News tomorrow in the 9:00am hour. Fully dedicated to creating a more caring world for today's youth, Ugly Ted offers a unique philosophy on life, all while emphasizing inner beauty. MarketWire

Lombard Risk Reporter Selected for Chinese Regulatory Reporting
Lombard Risk Management plc (LSE: LRM) ("Lombard Risk"), a leading provider of integrated collateral management and liquidity, regulatory and MIS reporting solutions for the financial services industry, announces an international financial services provider's decision to expand its use of Lombard Risk's regulatory reporting solution, REPORTER, to meet its regulatory obligations in China. MarketWire

Royal Coal Announces Financial and Operating Q3 2011 Results
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Extra Space Storage(R) Announces Launch of Storage Blog
Extra Space Storage Inc. (the "Company") announced today that the Company has launched a blog dedicated to self storage. The blog, located at www.extraspace.com/blog is intended to entertain and educate readers with a variety of viewpoints and topics related to self storage. MarketWire

SolarWinds Announces Second Japanese Partnership, Welcomes Mitsuiwa Corporation as a Reseller
SolarWinds® Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Mitsuiwa Corporation, a leading Japanese reseller, in order to promote and sell its IT management portfolio to Japanese customers. MarketWire

NEWave Signs First Agreement for myCompliance Suite in Washington State
Leading software supplier to the casino gaming industry NEWave has won another highly competitive RFP, and will now be making the first installation of its myCompliance™ suite in Washington state. The casino is an existing NEWave client, and has chosen to expand that relationship by installing the Suite later this month. MarketWire

Six Sigma Online Introduces Social Media Badge for Students
Aveta Business Solutions' Six Sigma Online, a leading provider of six sigma courses, is excited to announce the release of a new Social Media Badge for current and past Six Sigma Certified Professionals. MarketWire

International Minerals Reports Drilling and Metallurgical Results From Converse Gold Project, Nevada
International Minerals Corporation (TSX: IMZ) (SWISS: IMZ) announces updated drill and metallurgical results from its 100%-owned Converse gold project in northern Nevada. IMZ anticipates completing a scoping study (Preliminary Economic Assessment) in December to evaluate the viability of an open pit, heap leach processing operation at Converse. MarketWire

New World Gold Corporation Acquires Additional Mine in Peru
New World Gold Corporation (PINKSHEETS: NWGC) is pleased to announce that is has acquired a second mine in Peru. The mine was ready to go on production but had no milling capability. The NWGC mill in Los Lamos area in Peru is less than 10 miles from the new mine. The NWGC mill has the capacity to process all of the ore that is available from the new mine MarketWire

NutraCea to Exhibit at FI Europe, the World's Leading Food Ingredient Industry Event
NutraCea (OTCQB: NTRZ) (PINKSHEETS: NTRZ), a global leader in the production and marketing of value added products derived from rice bran, today announced that it is exhibiting at FI Europe 2011, held in Paris Norde Villepinte, France, from November 29th to December 1, 2011. MarketWire

NavStar Technologies, Inc. Shareholder Update
NavStar Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NVSR), a multinational firm focused on developing and commercializing asset tracking and monitoring devices for vehicles and high value cargo, today released the following shareholder letter. MarketWire

V.E.C. India Special Situations Fund Launches on AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace
AlphaMetrix is pleased to announce the launch of the first India Fund listed on the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace. The fund is managed by a former Fidelity Portfolio Manager, Arun Mehra, based out of London, who previously managed one of the 4 largest India dedicated equity funds that at its peak had more than $4bn AUM. MarketWire

Vanguard Space Technologies, Inc. Announces New Credit Facility With Comerica Bank
Vanguard Space Technologies, Inc. (Vanguard), a leading supplier of Space Qualified High Performance Composite Structural Components and Systems for Space Products, today announced the establishment of a new credit facility with Comerica Bank. The credit facility provides for borrowings for working capital requirements, capital equipment purchase and other general corporate purposes. MarketWire

Commercial, Residential Properties in NC and VA to Sell in Dec. 15 Auction
A supermarket, an office/mini warehouse, and prime subdivision home sites will be among the bank-owned commercial and residential properties selling at auction Thursday, Dec. 15, with Woltz & Associates managing the event. MarketWire

Zepol Surpasses 100 Million U.S. Import Bills of Lading
Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, today announced that their signature trade intelligence tool, TradeIQ™, now contains over 100 million searchable U.S. import bills of lading. This marks a major milestone for the company that has been collecting the shipment records from U.S. Customs for nearly nine years MarketWire

UC Berkeley Names Professor David Graves as First Lam Research Distinguished Chair in Semiconductor Processing
Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ: LRCX), a major supplier of semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment and services, today announced UC Berkeley's appointment of Professor David Graves as the first chair holder of the Lam Research Distinguished Chair in Semiconductor Processing MarketWire

First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. to Present at J.P. Morgan SMid Cap Conference
First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. ("First Midwest") (NASDAQ: FMBI), the holding company of First Midwest Bank, today announced that it will present at the J.P. Morgan SMid Cap Conference to be held in New York on December 1, 2011. Michael L. Scudder, First Midwest's President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the conference on Thursday, December 1st at 8:45 A.M. Eastern Time MarketWire

Corkcicle Wins Giftee Award From Gifts.com as a Best Gift for 2011
Corkcicle was just named winner of a Giftee award by gifts.com as the Best Hostess gift for 2011. Corkcicle is a wine chilling cork that is inserted into a bottle of wine to maintain the optimal drinking temperature of that wine while the bottle is consumed. The perfect temperature in wine can be the difference in a good glass of wine and a great one MarketWire

Anadarko to Present at Upcoming Energy Conferences
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) today announced that Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Charles Meloy, will present at the Jefferies 2011 Global Energy Conference in Houston, Texas on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 at 9 a.m. CST. Meloy will also present at the Capital One Southcoast 6th Annual Energy Conference in New Orleans, La. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 at 8 a.m. CST MarketWire

Cray Selected to Provide a Supercomputer to Kyoto University's Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies
Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced that the company has been selected to provide a new supercomputer to the Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies (ACCMS) at Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan. Cray has been chosen to deliver a 300-teraflops Cray XE6 supercomputer in 2012 and a 400-teraflops next-generation Cray supercomputer code-named "Cascade" in 2014. MarketWire

Resource America, Inc. Repays $10.0 Million of Debt and Extends and Modifies Its Senior Notes and Corporate Credit Facility
Resource America, Inc. (NASDAQ: REXI) (the "Company") announces that it has modified $10.0 million of its senior notes to extend the maturity date from October 5, 2012 to October 15, 2013 and lowered the interest rate to 9% from 12%. In connection with the transaction the Company redeemed for cash $8.8 million of the original $18 MarketWire

Highwoods Properties Names Mark Mulhern to Board of Directors
Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HIW) today announced that Mark F. Mulhern, (51), Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Progress Energy (NYSE: PGN), a Fortune 500 company with $10 billion in annual revenues, has been elected to join the Company's board of directors effective January 1, 2012. MarketWire

BMO Economics: U.S. Consumer Confidence Strengthening, But Housing Prices Still Weak
Today's announcement of a 15.1 percentage point rise in the U.S. Conference Board's consumer confidence index - the biggest monthly gain since April 2003 - is an indicator of a stronger jobs report this coming Friday, according to a report from BMO Economics. MarketWire

Covanta Holding Corporation to Present at the Baird 2011 Clean Technology Conference
Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA) ("Covanta" or the "Company") is scheduled to participate in the Baird 2011 Clean Technology Conference on Wednesday, November 30, 2011. Executive Vice President and CFO Sanjiv Khattri will be speaking at 12:45 p.m. Pacific Time. MarketWire

Iceland Ocean Cluster Maps Country's Network of Ocean-Related Businesses
Iceland's heavy reliance on the ocean and its resources makes it critical to identify and quantify the value of these resources for all future planning and policy making. MarketWire

Aristocrat Play-for-Fun Mobile App Games Pass 100,000 Download Milestone
Leading casino games and systems technology developer Aristocrat has reached another big milestone. The company is celebrating more than 100,000 downloads of its popular play-for-fun mobile app games from the App Store(SM). MarketWire

The Mesothelioma Resource Center Discusses Potential New Mesothelioma Diagnosis Procedure
The Mesothelioma Resource Center continues to review new studies to help educate individuals who are suffering from mesothelioma resulting from asbestos exposure. Recent research published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology suggests that a nuclear medicine imaging technique may be able to improve the accuracy of doctors' prognoses for patients with mesothelioma MarketWire

Miller & Smith Recieves the 2011 Agnes L. Colgan Celebration of Life Award
Miller & Smith, an award-winning homebuilder and real estate development company, is proud to announce that the company is the recipient of the 2011 Agnes L. Colgan Celebration of Life Award presented by Transitional Housing BARN, Inc MarketWire

Deck Your Halls This Holiday Season With Design Expert Susanna Salk and One Kings Lane
For some, the holidays are not the most wonderful time of the year. You can make a ton of excuses to avoid entertaining in your home: it takes too long, the house is too cluttered and stylish décor is too expensive. Design expert Susanna Salk can help put all those excuses to rest, and show you how easy and fun celebrating the holidays at home can be MarketWire

L.A. Technology Firm Barebones Networking Allows You to Use Outlook to Send Text Messages
Los Angeles-based Barebones Networking (http://www.barebonesnetworking.com) has implemented a new service that allows users to SMS text message right from their desktop. The unique platform uses Microsoft's Outlook email application, coupled with the Google Voice service to send text messages directly to those listed in the user's contacts MarketWire

Sikich Investment Banking Announces Recent Transaction - Twomey Company Purchased by Consolidated Grain and Barge Enterprises
Sikich Investment Banking ("Sikich"), headquartered in Chicago, has announced its most recent transaction: The sale of Twomey Company, one of the country's largest privately-held grain handling and storage companies, to Consolidated Grain and Barge Enterprises ("CGB") on November 21, 2011. Sikich served as the exclusive sell-side advisor to the Twomey family, sole owners of Twomey Company. MarketWire

Ocean13 Hotel & Casino, S.A. Negotiated the Acquisition of Hotel Amon Plaza
Robert Garner Esq. is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of Broadcast Marketing Group Inc (PINKSHEETS: BDCM) has entered into a Binding Letter of Intent to acquire the assets of Ocean 13 Hotel & Casino S. A. f/k/a Servicios Generales de Administration Avanzada, S.A. through an Acquisition and Share Exchange Agreement. MarketWire

Woodbridge Group Closes CPA Site Solutions-Riverside Deal
Woodbridge Group is pleased to announce the sale of its client CPA Site Solutions, Inc. to The Riverside Company's Micro Cap Fund II (RMCF II). MarketWire

Wiss Introduces New Auto-Retracting Utility Knife for Improved Safety
Wiss, a 163-year-old brand from Apex Tool Group known for durability and performance, today announced the introduction of its Auto-Retracting Utility Knife, which automatically retracts its blade the moment it loses contact with the material being cut. This distinctive safety feature engages even if the user is still holding the blade slider forward in the open position. MarketWire

Ship in Style This Holiday Season With EZ Start(R) Printed Packaging Tapes
This holiday season, imagine if the packaging used to send gifts could have as much personality as the gift itself. Thanks to ShurTech Brands, LLC, marketers of Duck® brand products, your package can show its true colors with decorative and trendy packaging tapes. MarketWire

Pinnacle Security's "Securing Hope" Initiative Sends Volunteer Team to Belize
Pinnacle Security, a leader in the North American residential security market, recently completed a week-long home-building project in Belize as part of the company's philanthropic initiative, "Securing Hope." A group of 27 Pinnacle representatives spent one week in November building eco-domes for families in Belize through the nonprofit organization Domes for Belize. MarketWire

Agiliance and KuppingerCole to Host Webinar on Operational Risk Management
Agiliance® Inc., the leading independent provider of Security and Operational Risk Management solutions for Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) programs, today announced that it will host a webinar with leading European-based analyst firm KuppingerCole titled "Risk: The New Compliance." The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, December 1, 2011, 7:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. CET. MarketWire

Cricket Communications Contracts to Source Fully-Managed Location-Based Services From TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced a multi-year managed services contract supporting Cricket Communications' Location-Based Services (LBS) infrastructure throughout its U.S. wireless markets MarketWire

More Than 100,000 Students and Alumni Tell AfterCollege Where They Want to Work
AfterCollege (http://www.aftercollege.com), the largest professional talent network for college students and recent graduates, today announced that its Employer Popularity Index (http://www.aftercollege.com/popularity/) recently passed 100,000 followers MarketWire

Banks Still Feeling Pain Over Debit Card Fees
During the past month, nearly all major banks considering charging a fee for using debit cards for purchases have abandoned that decision: is this consumer revolt a watershed moment for how Big Banks listen? The Research Intelligence Group (TRiG), a market research consulting firm, today released new data from its continued research on the Financial Services Industry MarketWire

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Chartwells School Dining Services Certifies Farmington School District (MN) as a Center For Excellence
Chartwells School Dining Services is proud to announce the addition of the Farmington School District in Minnesota to their roster of Centers For Excellence (CFE). The certification of Farmington demonstrates it as a pinnacle for excellence. CFE units are capable of sharing best practices, developing new programs and creating innovation while providing superior service and great food MarketWire

Action App Corporation (OTC: ANDI) Announces a New Chief Marketing Officer and Social Integration
Andiamo Corporation (PINKSHEETS: ANDI), announced the hiring of Gregg Hall as Chief Marketing Officer. MarketWire

Cyber Monday Online Spending Up 29% vs. Year Ago; Mercent eCommerce Performance Index Reports Solid Retail Sales Growth
Mercent™, a leading technology company that enables retailers to profitably reach and convert more shoppers online, today released its Mercent Retail eCommerce Performance Index™ (MEPI) for Cyber Monday 2011 MarketWire

Concierge Medicine Direct Transforms Its Consulting Offerings With a Brand-New Appeal to Physicians
Concierge Medicine Direct (CMD), a physician-owned and operated consulting firm that counsels medical practices throughout the conversion process, introduced a transformation of its own to include new service offerings and redesigned brand representation MarketWire

BMO Capital Markets' 2011 United Way Employee Giving Campaign Pancake Breakfast with Special Guest LaDainian Tomlinson
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

Alamo Rent A Car Opens Branch at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina Hawaii
Alamo Rent A Car, the largest car rental provider to international customers visiting North America, today announced the recent opening of a branch serving customers at the new Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa at Ko Olina on the island of Oahu. MarketWire

Fortinet Named a Winner of the Healthcare IT Summit 2011 Innovation Award in the Category of Best Emerging Vendor Payer
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced it has been named a winner of the Healthcare IT Summit 2011 Innovation Awards in the category of Best Emerging Vendor Payer MarketWire

American Internet Services (AIS) Welcomes the Arrival of Mitchell International to Its Enterprise-Class Data Center
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A Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces at the World Affairs Council Holiday Gala Celebration With The Honorable Mark Kimmitt
The World Affairs Council of Orange County will be hosting its Annual Holiday Gala Celebration on December 15, 2011 at the Disneyland Hotel in the Grand Ballroom where we will be honoring our U.S. Military. This year's theme is "A Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces" and a Marine color guard along with guests will be present MarketWire

FIMALAC : Fiscal 2011 Results October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011
* Revenues up 9.4%* * Recurring operating profit up 16.6%* * Net profit up 38.7%I) Fiscal 2011 results1) Revenues: EUR545 million, up 9.4%*Consolidated revenue for fiscal 2011 amounted to EUR545 millioncompared withEUR487.5 million in fiscal 2010, representing an increase of 11.8% asreported and9.4% like-for-like MarketWire

Educator Offers Tips for Being an Effective Classroom Volunteer
Paddy Eger, a veteran teacher, parent trainer and volunteer, and author of "Educating America 101: Strategies for Adult Assistants in K-8 Classrooms" (www.paddyeger.com), knows from experience that volunteers in classrooms make a huge difference, especially with schools and teachers under so much stress. MarketWire

Extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd.
Basilea Pharmaceutica AG /Extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd.. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Basel, Switzerland, November 29, 2011 - Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd.(SIX: BSLN)shareholders elect additional members to the board of directors MarketWire

Protect Those Who Protect Us: OtterBox Donates to Charities for Holidays
In an effort to protect those who protect us, this holiday season OtterBox® will donate 5 percent of every web purchase from Nov. 29 to Dec. 13, 2011 to a service charity on behalf of online customers. MarketWire

Tips to Help College Students Prepare Their Own Healthy Meals
As students return home for the holidays, fitness instructor Hollis Ledbetter, mother of four adult children and author of "OMG! I'm In College and I Never Learned to Cook" (www.omgcookbooks.com), notes the irony of colleges that train kids to become engineers, lawyers and doctors who -- without mom's help -- are still likely to burn down the kitchen while trying to boil water. MarketWire

Cambridge Bioscience Named Exclusive Distributor for NanoInk in the United Kingdom and Ireland
NanoInk's® NanoFabrication Systems Division is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Cambridge Bioscience to serve as its exclusive distributor in the United Kingdom and Ireland MarketWire

Practical Law Company to Present Free Webinar for In-House Counsel on Social Media
Recognizing the increased corporate use of social media for advertising and marketing purposes, Practical Law Company (PLC), a provider of online practical know-how for law firms and law departments, together with Wm. Wrigley Jr MarketWire

Redskins and DRS Technologies Team Up to Support Fundraising Effort Benefiting Children of America's Fallen Heroes
The Washington Redskins and DRS Technologies are teaming up to raise money for the DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund during the game between the Redskins and New York Jets on December 4, 2011. The fund provides college scholarships to children of National Guardsmen killed while serving their country since Sept. 11, 2001 MarketWire

Horn Group Launches "Tech the Halls" DJ Competition to Raise Money for One Laptop per Child
Horn Group, Inc., a top digital communications agency, today announced Tech the Halls (www.horngroup.com/techthehalls), a nationwide holiday fundraising campaign benefitting One Laptop per Child (OLPC). Bringing together the industry's leading influencers, Tech the Halls will feature top media competing in head-to-head DJ battles on turntable MarketWire

Farmers Insurance Names Bob Sadler Executive Vice President of Independent Agency Operations Effective January 2012
Farmers Insurance has selected Bob Sadler, a 17-year insurance veteran, for the post of Executive Vice President of Independent Agency Operations beginning in January of the incoming year. MarketWire

Medicure Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Medicure Inc. ("Medicure" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: MPH)(PINK SHEETS: MCUJ), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today reported its first quarter 2012 financial results. MarketWire

Beauty Research Gives Two Thumbs Up to Wellbox and Clarisonic
Beauty Research, a beauty blogging web site, gave glowing reviews to beauty tools from Wellbox and Clarisonic. Wellbox offers a unique rejuvenating device that is effective on body cellulite as well as aging facial skin MarketWire

What Are the Changes to Europe's Machinery Directive Manufacturers Must Know, According to Pilz Automation Safety
US manufacturers that export machinery to Europe need to be aware of the upcoming changes to the Machinery Directive. When it comes to the design of safety related control systems the familiar standard EN 954-1 is set to be replaced by EN 62061 and EN ISO 13849-1. Pilz Automation Safety can help manufacturers understand this important change. MarketWire

Tuition Management Systems and peerTransfer Join Forces to Offer a Better International Payment Solution
Tuition Management Systems, LLC (TMS), a leading provider of education payment services for Higher Education and private K-12 schools, and peerTransfer Corp, the leading provider of global payment solutions for the US educational industry, announce a new partnership to offer TMS customer schools an integrated, secure and affordable tuition payment solution focused on international students. MarketWire

Homeowners Take Wells Fargo to Court Over Denied Modification
Avid Law Center continued its fight for distressed homeowners in a recent lawsuit against Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and others involved in the alleged unlawful denial of the homeowner's mortgage restructuring MarketWire

New York State October 2011 Housing Market Keeps Pace With October 2010
New York State October home sales and the statewide median sales price kept pace with the 2010 October market, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of REALTORS®. The number of homes sold in October 2011 dropped from September 2011 indicating that the market still is finding its identity. MarketWire

Harte-Hanks Trillium Software Invites Clients to Register for 2012 Customer Conference in Orlando, Florida
Trillium Software®, a business of Harte-Hanks®, Inc. (NYSE: HHS) and a leading provider of Total Data Quality™ solutions, invites its data quality and data governance clients to register for the 2012 Trillium Software Customer Conference, January 31 to February 3, 2012, at the Loews Portofino Bay Hilton hotel in Orlando, Florida U.S.A MarketWire

Leads360 Automated Text Messaging Allows Businesses to Serve More Than 300 Million Wireless Subscribers On the Go
Leads360, the industry leader in lead management software, today announced automated text messaging functionality that helps businesses connect with the more than 300 million wireless subscribers in the United States(1). MarketWire

A & D Weighing Announces MC Series of Mass Comparators Precision Balances With Extended Resolution
A & D Weighing today announces the launch of A&D's first mass comparators, the highly affordable MC Series. This family of 4 models measure over a range from 0.1 milligram to 31 kilograms and are well suited for the management of masses in ASTM classes 2 through 7 and in OIML class F1 or below MarketWire

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers of Webb, Wade & Taylor, LLC Discuss Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics in the State of Georgia
The Atlanta personal injury lawyers of Webb, Wade & Taylor, LLC are prepared to help individuals who have been injured in a car accident. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Georgia records all motor vehicle accidents that happen within the state, and the statistics display an array of information including causes of accidents, number of accidents and if a fatality was a direct result MarketWire

Corecon Technologies Introduces Three New Editions to Its Corecon V7 Online Construction Software Suite
Corecon Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in web-based construction software, today introduces three new options for its flagship product Corecon V7 MarketWire

Con-way Multimodal Enters Dallas Market With New Office
Con-way Multimodal, a division of Con-way Inc.'s (NYSE: CNW) operating unit Menlo Worldwide Logistics, today announced that on Dec. 5, it will open a new branch office in Frisco, Texas, a rapidly growing suburb of Dallas. MarketWire

UPDATE: Webcast: The Coca-Cola Company, Live Nation Network, and Mozes Discuss Industry-Leading Best Practices
News:In this free one-hour webcast titled, "Powering Up Sponsorships and Events with Mobile Engagement," The Coca-Cola Company, Live Nation Network, and Mozes will discuss industry-leading best practices. This webinar is hosted by the American Marketing Association MarketWire

Armed Forces Insurance Signs With ISCS to License SurePower Innovation(R) for Modern Policy Administration and Business Process Capabilities
ISCS is pleased to announce that Armed Forces Insurance (AFI) has selected the SurePower Innovation® Policy Administration Suite, the property/casualty insurance industry's most modern, field-proven, insurance processing solution, to streamline processes, implement more sophisticated rating plans, and improve speed to market. MarketWire

Ingate SIParator Has Completed Successful Interoperability Testing With Microsoft Exchange Online Unified Messaging
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Abacus Selects Golden Bear as Carrier for Its Online Residential Earthquake Deductible Buyback Program
Abacus Insurance Brokers, Inc., a Los Angeles-based program manager that distributes specialty insurance products online through www.abacus.net, has selected Golden Bear Insurance Company as its new carrier for the Abacus Online Residential Earthquake Deductible Buyback Program. MarketWire

Visier Inc. Outshines Over 70 Nominees to become a CloudBeat 2011 Innovation Showdown Finalist
Today, Visier Inc. was announced as one of the 10 finalists in the CloudBeat 2011 Innovation Showdown. Proving that the company has what it takes to stand out in the crowd, Visier Inc. was picked by a panel of experts and advisors as one of the hottest companies in the cloud space MarketWire

Recruiting Expert to Out of Work Executives: Create Your "Digital Brand"
Colleen Aylward, a recruitment strategy expert and author of the book, "From Bedlam to Boardroom: How to Get a Derailed Executive Career Back on Track!" (www.devonjames.net/the-book), says out-of-work executives must abandon their old-school networking tactics and create digital brand for themselves if they hope to get back in the game. MarketWire

American Securities Completes Acquisition of Unifrax
American Securities LLC today announced that, in partnership with the company management, it has completed the acquisition of Unifrax I LLC ("Unifrax"), a leading global manufacturer of ceramic fiber insulation products used in many high-temperature industrial applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed MarketWire

West Levy PR Launches New Website
New York City based Public Relations firm, West Levy PR has officially launched their new website announcing their team. The new site offers clients a unique "one stop shop" for brand marketing. Earlier this month, the Founder of West Levy PR was interviewed by Christopher Koulouris of Scallywag and Vagabond asking why she decided to become a publicist MarketWire

Official Autographed Copies of Pete Rose's Baseball Banishment Document on Sale for the First Time Ever
Baseball fans around the world can now own a piece of the sport's history as Pete Rose, for the first time ever, has made official copies of his banishment document available for purchase via www.peterose.com or at Antiquities inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. MarketWire

Kamakura Announces Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review Stress Test Advisory Service
Honolulu-based Kamakura Corporation announced on Tuesday that the firm will offer an extensive advisory service to assist clients in compliance with the Federal Reserve's Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review 2012 ("CCAR 2012") regulations that were made public on November 22 MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology Introduces Three New Surface-Mount, Common-Mode Chokes With High Rated Currents to 8.0 A and Low DC Resistance Down to 0.006 Ohms
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the release of three new surface-mount, common-mode chokes offering low DC resistance, high current-handling capability, and high stability for DC power lines. MarketWire

Vitera Healthcare Solutions Adds Practices to Intergy Meaningful Use Edition
Vitera Healthcare Solutions today announced that it will provide electronic health records (EHR) and practice management solutions to six additional healthcare facilities throughout the United States through its Vitera Intergy Meaningful Use Edition. MarketWire

Unity Technologies Surpasses 750,000 Registered Developers as the Asset Store and Union Wrap Up a Successful First Year
Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity development platform for games and interactive 3D on the web, iOS, Android, consoles and beyond, today announced that Unity has more than 750,000 registered developers. 200,000, 26% of all registered developers, remain active on a monthly basis MarketWire

The Arizona DUI Attorneys of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. Discuss New Arizona DUI Laws
The Arizona DUI lawyers of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. are prepared to help individuals who have been charged with driving under the influence. Recently, the Arizona legislature passed legislation affecting DUI punishment in the state. The bill, SB 1200, which was signed into law by Governor Brewer on April 29, details a number of changes to potential penalties for DUI conviction MarketWire

UT Austin Mechanical Engineering Students Complete Design Study of Building Turbines Rooftop Mounted Wind Turbine, Cite Design Advantages
In early September, Building Turbines, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BLDW), a designer and manufacturer of commercial rooftop wind turbine systems and other renewable energy technologies, welcomed a team of seniors from The University of Texas at Austin Mechanical Engineering program to go to school on the company's two rooftop mounted wine turbines. MarketWire

Franklin Templeton Survey Reveals Differing Retirement Concerns, Priorities and Strategies for Americans Across Generations
Nearly a third (31 percent) of Americans agree that running out of money is their top concern in retirement, and almost half of all respondents (47 percent) would keep working if they were unable to retire as planned, according to findings released today from the 2011 Franklin Templeton Retirement Income Strategies and Expectations (RISE) survey MarketWire

Equation Technologies Adds Intacct to Expand Cloud Computing Across Canada
Intacct, a leading provider of cloud financial management and accounting software, today welcomed Equation Technologies to the Intacct Business Partner Program. Based in Toronto, Equation is one of the largest ERP Value Added Resellers in Canada and ranks #63 on the 2011 Accounting Today Top 100 list of North American VARs MarketWire

Leisure Specialist Tom Watson Offers Tips for Being a Good Dad in a Tough Economy
With a masters in human leisure development and a business specializing in recreation services and facilities management, Tom Watson, author of "Man Shoes: The Journey to Becoming a Better Man, Husband & Father" (www.manshoes.net), knows the importance of fathers spending quality down time with their children. MarketWire

MRED's MLS System Supports Cyber Monday 24/7
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) (www.mredllc.com), the largest multiple listing service (MLS) in the country serving the Chicagoland area, was formed to provide brokers, agents and appraisers with an array of products and services that enable them to successfully conduct their real estate businesses on a day to day basis MarketWire

The Carrot and the Stick: Health Concerns Are Transforming the Restaurant Industry
America's health issues have been well publicized, and consumer awareness of issues such as obesity and diabetes has increased considerably in recent years. For the foodservice industry, according to the just-released Packaged Facts report "Health on the Restaurant Menu: Foodservice Trends in the U.S MarketWire

Goleta Veterinarians Recommend Puppy and Dog Training Classes
Goleta veterinarian Dr. Stephen G. Lewis and Dr. William B. Wallace announced that Airport Animal Hospital recommends dog training classes by animal behaviorist, Wency Elaine MarketWire

Unite Private Networks Announces Major Expansion of Its Colorado Front Range Network
Unite Private Networks, LLC (UPN) has expanded its Colorado Front Range presence by completing an intercity fiber network that connects UPN's local networks in Denver, Aurora, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo. UPN also plans to extend the intercity network north to Longmont during 2012 MarketWire

$8.5 Billion Natural HBC Market Resists Recession
Natural health and beauty care (HBC) product sales through all U.S. retail channels will reach $8.5 billion in 2011, according to "Natural and Organic Personal Care Products in the U.S.," a just-released Packaged Facts report. The total increase since 2005 has been $3.7 billion, for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10% over the six-year period. MarketWire

Outstanding Companies Recognized at 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards
Frost & Sullivan today recognized exemplary corporations within the Information & Communication Technologies, Power Systems, Logistics, and Healthcare markets in the region at the second installment of the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards, held at the Fullerton Hotel, Singapore MarketWire

MD Anderson Study Shows PEM May Indicate if Chemotherapy Is Effective
Presented yesterday at the RSNA 2011 annual meeting, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center showed that using Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) to measure PEM values (PUV) from baseline may indicate whether neoadjuvant chemotherapy is effective MarketWire

Kiplinger Recommends Retiree Inc. for Reducing Taxes in Retirement
Baby Boomers in retirement are experiencing the huge bite taxes take from their assets. But Retiree Inc. has once again been applauded for its software and proprietary methodology that may reduce the taxes you pay in retirement, adding as much as 30% more income. MarketWire

"Legends of Le Mans: Racing in the '60s" Announced as 30th Annual Dana Point Concours d'Elegance(R) Theme
The Dana Point Concours d'Elegance, host of the premier celebration of automotive heritage in Southern California, announced the theme for the 2012 Dana Point Concours d'Elegance®: "Legends of Le Mans: Racing in the '60s." The Concours is scheduled for June 23 - 24, at the St MarketWire

Webcast: The Coca-Cola Company, Live Nation Network, and Mozes Discuss Industry-Leading Best Practices
News:In this free one-hour webcast titled, "Powering Up Sponsorships and Events with Mobile Engagement," The Coca-Cola Company, Live Nation Network, and Mozes will discuss industry-leading best practices. This webinar is hosted by the American Marketing Association MarketWire

Perkins Veterinarian Offers Animal Boarding to Area Pet Owners
As many pet owners prepare to take winter vacations or visit loved ones over the holidays, a local pet hospital is making its own preparations to receive visitors of the four-legged variety MarketWire

Cedar Park Chiropractor Announces Social Media Outreach
Wellness & Better Health Chiropractic announced that the practice is fully integrating social media into patient communications. Chiropractor Dr. John Tuggle regularly posts news articles and wellness tips to the practice's Facebook feed MarketWire

Real Endpoints Launches New Reimbursement-Focused Information Service
Real Endpoints LLC, a new information company focused on healthcare reimbursement, announced today the launch of its Value & Innovation LLC (www.valueandinnovation.net) business -- with the Value & Innovation Blog as its first initiative. MarketWire

Mountain Medical Chooses Medicalis' Radiology Workflow Solution to Optimize Productivity and Quality Across Its Reading Enterprise
Medicalis and Mountain Medical announced today that Mountain Medical has chosen the Medicalis Enterprise Worklist solution as the platform to integrate seamless workflow across their 15 reading sites and 800,000 studies throughout Utah. MarketWire

Zoovy Predicts Marketplace Optimization Will Be Key to Future Success of Online Retailers
In today's competitive e-commerce landscape, online marketplaces have become an important staple for retailers of all sizes, with an estimated 65 percent of online retailers on at least one marketplace and approximately 15 percent on multiple marketplaces. MarketWire

Fenton Chiropractor Announces New Website to Educate Patients
Fenton Family Chiropractic has announced the launch of their new website, http://drfreihaut.com. Designed to improve communication with patients and enhance knowledge about chiropractic care, the new website features a wellness library, blog, e-newsletter and 'New Patient Center.' As a family chiropractor, Dr MarketWire

Grand Rapids Chiropractor Announces New Social Media Outreach
Peak Performance Chiropractic, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, announced that the practice is expanding its social media outreach to better communicate with patients MarketWire

Montage Hotels & Resorts Select BirchStreet Procure-to-Pay Platform
BirchStreet Systems, Inc., a leading procure-to-pay provider to enterprises around the world, has been selected to provide its procure-to-pay (P2P) platform to Montage Hotels & Resorts, a leading luxury hotel brand that manages three world-class properties in the U.S. MarketWire

Sarasota Chiropractor Treats Whiplash Cases Old and New
Dr. Abe Kozma, a chiropractor in Sarasota, has treated hundreds of cases of whiplash at the Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center of Sarasota over the past 11 years. According to statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an auto injury occurs every ten seconds in the United States, approximately three million of which result in the characteristic neck injury MarketWire

Infortrend Announces Availability of Automated Storage Tiering on the Mid-Range ESVA Solution
Infortrend® (TPE: 2495) today announced the availability of automated storage tiering on its mid-range ESVA (Enterprise Scalable Virtualized Architecture) storage family. Automated storage tiering optimizes storage performance, enhances data distribution within storage pools and increases ROI. MarketWire

Former Marketlinx President is Appointed CEO At PLANiT Measuring
The award-winning engineering company PLANiT Measuring recently appointed Bryan W. Foreman as its new CEO. PLANiT President Mike Laurie, P.Eng., welcomed him to the team, where together they will work to expand marketing and development of PLANiT's unique Building Information Modeling (BIM) services. MarketWire

ANYI LU Unveils Resort/Holiday Collection, Inspired by the Heart of Tuscany
With the holiday season upon us, finding the perfect pair of effortless, comfortable and beautiful shoes is critical to enjoying all of the social engagements, this time of year offers. The ANYI LU Resort/Holiday collection is inspired by the stylish, colorful, flavors of Tuscany with shoes that embody the simple yet exquisite living. MarketWire

Seek Objective Guidance to Make Your Radiology Equipment Purchase and Installation Succeed
Objective counsel is valuable in steering decisions on radiology equipment purchases, as the sheer complexity of the issues that must be addressed in deciding on and installing new technology can be daunting even for the most experienced medical imaging professionals. MarketWire

Life Equity to Host Life Settlement Policy Supply Webinar
Life Equity, an Ohio-based Life Settlement provider and asset servicer, is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a webinar that will focus on Life Settlement policy supply in the secondary market. The webinar will give institutional investors the opportunity to hear presentations from leading industry figures outlining their expectations for 2012. MarketWire

CoalTek Receives First Sino-U.S. Clean Coal Joint Venture Approval in the People's Republic of China
CoalTek Inc., a Massachusetts-based clean energy company that uses proprietary technology to create highly efficient and environmentally friendly clean coal from low-value brown coal, announced today that its clean coal processing facility in Inner Mongolia has received final approval from all requisite regulatory and governmental authorities in the People's Republic of China (PRC). MarketWire

Former CFO of PayPal and BlueRun Ventures to Join CommerceTel Board of Directors, Chair Audit Committee
CommerceTel Corporation (OTCBB: MFON), an award-winning provider of proprietary mobile marketing technologies and solutions, is pleased to announce David Jaques has agreed to join to its Board of Directors and serve as Chair of the Company's Audit Committee. Jaques' appointment will begin December 1st, 2011. MarketWire

SWK Technologies Chooses TAB Bank for $750 Thousand Lending Facility
SWK Technologies, Inc. of Livingston, NJ has chosen TAB Bank for a $750 thousand lending facility. This new multi-year agreement will give SWK Technologies the means necessary to continue doing what they do best -- providing industry-leading service and solutions for their clients. MarketWire

African Gold Group, Inc. Positive Auger Drill Results Escalate Potential for Increasing Zone 1 Strike Extension A Further 400 Meters North
African Gold Group, Inc., ("AGG" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: AGG) is pleased to report that auger drilling at Kobada, Mali has intercepted highly anomalous gold values located on Section 700S. Section 700S represents a 400 meter step-out to the north of the 43-101 inferred resource estimate that contains AGG's Zone 1 gold deposit MarketWire

SPeRS 2.0 Released
The Standards and Procedures for Electronic Records and Signatures version 2.0 was unveiled at the Annual Meeting of the Electronic Signatures and Records Association (ESRA) in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. This new version of SPeRS (SPeRS 2 MarketWire

10 Tips From Venmark International Help Companies Get More Press Coverage
Venmark International is offering a new paper that provides 10 tips that will help companies understand how to improve their product launch and success at getting product news press coverage. The firm is regarded by many editors as the best product publicity firm in the country. MarketWire

Abrasive Grinding Wheels From Rex-Cut Remove and Blend Heavy Welds
Rex-Cut Products, Inc. is offering a line of abrasive wheels that provide fast grinding action to cleanly remove welds on steel, stainless steel, Inconel®, titanium, and other alloys. MarketWire

Itonis, Inc. (ITNS) Acquires Unique Scientific Research Company, Paramount Discoveries
Itonis, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ITNS) today announced that the Company has acquired Paramount Discoveries, Inc., a Southern California scientific research company which holds unprecedented processes and proprietary technologies for magnetizing several common metals and natural elements previously believed not to have magnetic properties. MarketWire

Supermicro(R) Exhibits Its SuperWorkstation Product Line at Autodesk University
Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology innovation and green computing, is premiering its lineup of SuperWorkstation solutions for the Autodesk community at Autodesk University 11/29-12/1 in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel, booth (#537) MarketWire

Webinar Makes Business Case for Why PR Pros Should Lead Their Companies' Social Media Initiatives
Because of their focus on strategy, brand management, and media and stakeholder relationships, public relations professionals are uniquely positioned to lead their organizations' social media initiatives. On Thursday, December 1, social media strategist Sally Falkow presents "Building a Business Case for PR to Take Back Social Media MarketWire

Overrun Optics From Meller Are First Quality and Available for Immediate Shipment
Meller Optics, Inc. is offering a new 2012 optics overrun parts list featuring first quality optics that can often eliminate the need for custom ordering by product designers and research personnel, along with the associated higher costs and long delivery times. MarketWire

Tufin Technologies Ranks Twelfth in the 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA
Tufin Technologies, the market-leading provider of Security Lifecycle Management Solutions, today announced that it has ranked twelfth on the 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Europe MarketWire

As Loved Ones Reconnect, the Holiday Season Provides Important Opportunity for Early Alzheimer's Disease Detection
With Alzheimer's Awareness month concluding and the holiday season upon us, families are encouraged to use this time to identify and act upon behaviors in loved ones that may signal early signs of Alzheimer's Disease, a condition that affects millions annually. Experts agree that early detection may allow families to take steps that significantly slow the progress of the debilitating disease. MarketWire

Linear LED Driver From Supertex Provides Simple, High Voltage Driving Solution
Supertex, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUPX) today introduced CL220, a high voltage, temperature-compensated, constant current, LED driver integrated circuit (IC). It is designed to drive a string of LEDs with a constant current of 20mA, and multiple ICs can be used in parallel to provide higher output currents in increments of 20mA MarketWire

DCIG Report Validates Gridstore's Scale-Out NAS Solution as Simple, Practical and Affordable Choice for Virtualized Environments
Gridstore™, the leader in scale-out NAS solutions, today announced that analyst firm DCIG has recognized Gridstore as a leading solution for scale-out NAS for SMBs MarketWire

Use Standard End-of-Year Tips to Decrease 2011 Tax Bill
Compared to this time last year, discussion about immediate changes for individual income taxes is pretty quiet. No uproar this year over the Bush tax cuts ending makes end-of-year tax planning a little easier. H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), just as it has for the past 55-plus years, is advising taxpayers how to lower their tax liability as the year comes to an end. MarketWire

Fork Lift Vacuum Attachment From Anver Corp. Picks Up Loads Without Hooks, Grabs or Slings
Anver Corporation has introduced a battery-powered vacuum lifter that mounts onto standard fork lift truck forks to let operators pick up flat items from the top with only rubber touching the load. It is ideal for handling all types of sheets and panels that need to be protected from damage which can result from other lifting methods. MarketWire

Cloud Automation Leader VMTurbo Secures $10 Million Funding
VMTurbo, the leading provider of intelligent workload management software in virtualized environments, today announced that it has closed a $10 million B-round of funding, financed by returning investors Bain Capital Ventures and Highland Capital Partners. VMTurbo will use the funding to expand product development, customer support, sales and marketing. MarketWire

SEI Launches Ground-Breaking Tax Management Structure for Large Cap Mutual Fund
SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) announced today a ground-breaking approach to its already successful Tax-Managed Large Cap Fund, intended to improve the Fund's tax-management. SEI will continue to serve as a manager-of-managers and oversee the sub-advisers responsible for recommending the purchase and sale of securities of the Fund MarketWire

PTFE Gaskets From Interstate Specialty Products Are Die-Cut to Specification
If you need custom die-cut PTFE gaskets, seals, washers, and related parts requiring chemical-, corrosion-, moisture- and wide temperature-resistance, check with Interstate Specialty Products, Inc. They specialize in digital die-less cutting, high speed cutting, and rotary die cutting and will employ the appropriate technology for your application. MarketWire

GROMMETsizer(TM) Template Identifies Metal Grommet Hole and Flange Sizes Fast
METALgrommets.com is offering a template for sizing grommets that speeds the production and repair of awnings, banners, curtains, and related products using grommet attaching machines. MarketWire

Glance Networks to Present at AA-ISP's Inside Sales 2011 Boston Conference
Glance Networks (http://www.glance.net), which provides the best instant screen-sharing tool for sales and support professionals, today announced that it is a sponsor of the upcoming American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) Inside Sales 2011 Boston conference MarketWire

Alternet Systems, Inc. (ALYI) Subsidiary Expands Portfolio of Mobile Security Services
Alternet Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: ALYI) (PINKSHEETS: ALYI) today announced the conclusion of an exclusive master distribution agreement between Alternet's subsidiary, International Mobile Security (IMS) and UK-based technology and systems integration company, Delma MSS, for the re-sale of Delma's mobile security solutions in the Western hemisphere. MarketWire

Arkadin Taps MetraTech to Monetize CSP Collaboration
MetraTech Corp., the leading provider of agreements-based billing (ABB™) and compensation solutions, today announced that Arkadin will deploy its MetraNet™ solution to provide billing and compensation for its worldwide business. Arkadin will be the first to deploy MetraNet 6.5, which was recently released MarketWire

ASSIA Recognized as a Red Herring 100 Global Award Finalist for 2011
ASSIA, Inc., the leading provider of high-performance software tools for dynamic spectrum management (DSM) of digital subscriber line (DSL) networks, today announced that it has been selected as a candidate for Red Herring's 2011 Top 100 Global award, a prestigious recognition honoring the year's most audacious and far-reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs across the globe. MarketWire

Make Snacks and Recipes AMAZIN With New Sunsweet Plum Amazins
Looking to make that favorite snack or recipe amazing? Well, move over high sugar dried cranberries and raisins, there is a new alternative in town and it is simply Amazin'! Introducing new Sunsweet Plum Amazins™ -- diced dried plums that are a smarter, healthier and more delicious ingredient addition to your favorite recipe. Or, simply enjoy them as a tasty snack! MarketWire

Vacuum Pump Filter Media From MV Products Neutralizes Toxic Chemical Vapors
MV Products is introducing a new line of vacuum pump inlet and exhaust trap filter media for the adsorption and neutralization of chemical vapor process byproducts. MarketWire

Westfall's Variable Flow Static Mixer Provides Constant Head Loss and Saves Energy
Westfall Manufacturing Company has introduced a variable flow static mixer for any fluid handling system that automatically adjusts to hold the head loss constant over 80% of the flow range which allows the user of smaller pumps and saves energy. MarketWire

BioElectronics Appoints a Director of Clinical Research
BioElectronics Corporation (OTCQB: BIEL) (PINKSHEETS: BIEL), the maker of inexpensive, disposable drug-free topical pain and healing devices, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Rawe, Ph.D. as its Director of Clinical Research. MarketWire

Hunt Valley Veterinarian Remembers 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs
A decade after the September 11th attacks, Hunt Valley Animal Hospital is remembering the search and rescue dogs who combed through more than a million tons of hazardous debris, searching for survivors and victims. The vet clinic's own veterinarian, Dr. Kelly Papke, lived in New York City during the attacks. Dr MarketWire

LRAD Corporation to Release Fiscal Year Financial Results on December 5, 2011
LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), the world's leading provider of acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), announced today that it plans to release its fiscal year 2011 financial results after market close December 5, 2011. The Company has scheduled a conference call and webcast on December 6, 2011 at 4:30 p.m MarketWire

OPEL Technologies Inc. Files Financial Results for Q3 2011
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Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions Names Jack Waldie as Regional Sales Vice President, Eastern Region
Jack Waldie, 49, joined Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions as Regional Sales Vice President for its Eastern Region. The announcement was made by Dan Johnson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. MarketWire

ACI Survey Finds Consumers Support More Protection Against Pirated Goods and Content
A national consumer survey conducted by the American Consumer Institute (ACI) finds that the vast majority of consumers support stronger intellectual property protections against trafficking of counterfeit goods MarketWire

MMRGlobal Shareholder Chat to Be Moderated by International Financial News Host in Town Hall Format
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF) (www.mmrvideos.com) today announced that as a result of overwhelming response to its shareholder chat scheduled for today, the call will be moderated in a town hall format by financial broadcast executive Donald Baillargeon in order to accommodate an unprecedented number of questions submitted to the Company in advance MarketWire

Stevia Corp. Enters Into Key Research Agreement With National Institute in Vietnam
Stevia Corp. (OTCBB: STEV) ("Stevia Corp." or the "Company") a farm management company focused on the economic development of stevia, the fastest growing product in the alternative sweetener sector, is pleased to announce a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Medicinal Materials ("NIMM") to support innovative research into Stevia crop development. MarketWire

Duquesne Light Company Selects EnerNOC to Provide 40 Megawatt Demand Response Resource
EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENOC), the world's leading provider of demand response applications and services, today announced that it has been selected by Duquesne Light Company to provide 40 megawatts (MW) of demand response through September 30, 2012 MarketWire

Dali Museum Selects Whaleback Managed Services for Cloud-Based Managed Unified Communications Services
Whaleback Managed Services, the leader in managed business communication services, today announced that the Dali Museum, based in St. Petersburg, Florida and home of the largest collection of Salvador Dali's artistic work outside of Spain, has selected the company's CrystalBlue Cloud-based Managed Voice Services as its unified communications solution. MarketWire

Vestmark Submits Model Messaging Schema to the Money Management Institute for Developing an Industry Standard
Vestmark today announced that it submitted its Model Messaging schema to the Money Management Institute's Model Management Subcommittee to help accelerate industry standardization of data exchange between Model Providers and Model Receivers to support Unified Managed Account (UMA) programs and Models Only Separately Managed Account (SMA) programs. MarketWire

Actify Exhibits at EuroMold
Actify Inc., a global leader in visual product knowledge solutions, today announced at EuroMold that Centro 5.0 will ship to customers in December along with a dramatic price change, effective immediately. A longtime attendee of the show, Actify Europe GmbH is exhibiting for the first time at EuroMold, the premier World Fair for Moldmaking and Tooling, Design and Application Development. MarketWire

T-System and Iatric Systems Formalize Partnership to Help Hospitals Interface ED and EHR Systems
T-System, Inc., the industry leader in clinical, business and IT solutions for emergency medicine, announced today that it has formalized a partnership with Iatric Systems, Inc., a MEDITECH service provider for more than 20 years MarketWire

TexCom Expands E&P Waste Disposal Capability at M.B. Environmental Services Subsidiary
TexCom, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TEXC), an environmental services company for the oil and gas industry, today announced that its M.B. Environmental Services (MBE) subsidiary has drilled and completed a second injection well at its oilfield waste disposal facilities in Chambers County, located halfway between Beaumont and Houston, Texas. Since 1998, this facility has operated a single injection well MarketWire

Avanti Reports Balance of Results From Its 2011 Drill Program at the Kitsault Molybdenum Project
Avanti Mining Inc. (TSX-V: AVT) (PINKSHEETS: AVNMF) ("Avanti" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has received assays from the last 11 holes of its 2011 drill program at the Kitsault Mine molybdenum project located in northwest British Colombia MarketWire

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Awards Data Navigator Project to Edaptive Systems
Edaptive Systems, a leading healthcare IT services company, has been awarded a task order under their RDIS IDIQ contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). MarketWire

Avaya Receives 2011 Product Innovation Award for Global Desktop Videoconferencing Endpoints From Frost & Sullivan
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Oil Filter Comparison Determines Wix, K&N and Toyota Make Best Oil Filters
Wix, K&N and Toyota make the best quality oil filters according to a study commissioned by Olathe Toyota Parts, an online retailer of genuine factory Toyota parts. The study compared more than one dozen oil filters on a variety of criteria including filter medium surface area, component quality and microscopic analysis. MarketWire

Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation Obtains Exemption From Canadian Oil and Gas Reporting Obligations
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Volacci & Acquia Announce Availability of the Open Beta Release of Drupal SEO Grader
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NYTEX Energy Holdings, Inc. Announces 3rd Quarter Unaudited Results
NYTEX Energy Holdings, Inc. ("NYTEX") (OTCQB: NYTE) (OTCBB: NYTE), a Dallas-based energy holding company comprising two wholly owned subsidiaries, Francis Drilling Fluids, Ltd. ("FDF") and NYTEX Petroleum, Inc., today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2011. MarketWire

WorkForce Software Raises $17 Million in Series A and Mezzanine Capital
WorkForce Software, the leading provider of workforce management solutions for organizations with complex labor policies and stringent compliance demands, today announced details of its Series A and mezzanine capital raise. A total of $17 million was raised from investors K1 Capital and Triangle Capital Corporation (NYSE: TCAP) MarketWire

McAfee Accelerates Business Intelligence Insights With Star Analytics and QlikView
Star Analytics, Inc., the leader in application process automation and integration software, today announced that McAfee, the world's largest dedicated security technology company, has deployed Star Command Center and Star Integration Server to automate and integrate processes and data within its QlikView Business Discovery environment. MarketWire

Oracle Solaris 11 Training and Certification Programs Help Customers and Partners Quickly Embrace the Cloud
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New Acer HR274H 3D Display Converts 2D Content to 3D
Acer America Corp., the number one provider of 3D displays worldwide(1), today introduced the Acer HR274H, a 27-inch 3D monitor featuring new advances in 3D technology. Featuring Acer's innovative chip-based solution, the new monitor can convert any 2D content to 3D, allowing anyone to watch their favorite movies, videos, photos and games in 3D. MarketWire

COTEMAR Deploys AeroScout RTLS to Enhance Offshore Platform Safety, Security and Efficiency
RFID Journal Live LatAm Conference -- AeroScout®, the leading provider of Unified Asset Visibility for improved operational efficiency, today announced that COTEMAR, S.A. de C.V., is using AeroScout's Real-Time Location System (RTLS) to enhance safety on four offshore housing platforms MarketWire

Acer H9500BD 3D Projector Delivers Brilliant Imagery for Home Entertainment, Maximum Multi-Dimensional Visuals
Acer America today unveils the newest offering in its line of home entertainment projectors, the Acer H9500BD, which provides high-end movie-quality 1080p Full HD projection and support for the latest 3D technologies, including instant 2D-to-3D conversion in high definition. MarketWire

Consumer Demand for Safe Online Shopping Experience Illustrated by Rise in Symantec VeriSign Trust Seal Views to 800 Million a Day
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that as many as 800 million people a day in 2011 viewed its VeriSign trust seals, up 60 percent from 2010 and marking the fifth straight year in which daily seal views have sharply increased MarketWire

Navy Federal Boosts Credit Card Rewards for Over a Million Members; Powered by Cartera Commerce
Navy Federal Credit Union, the world's largest credit union, and Cartera Commerce, the leading provider of card-linked marketing solutions, just released a new card-linked offer program for Navy Federal members to boost rewards for shopping. Navy Federal launched its new Member Mall to more than one million members MarketWire

XB Consulting Strengthens Federal Agencies' Sales and Leadership Strategies Through GSA MOBIS Supply Schedule
XB Consulting, an executive coaching and business consulting firm and developers of the XC InSight assessment solution, today announced details regarding its two years of work with federal government agencies through the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) Schedule 874 MarketWire

Zayo Expands to San Diego With New Network Build
Zayo announces today it will be expanding its fiber network into San Diego, CA. Upon completion, Zayo's network will exceed 400 route miles throughout the San Diego metropolitan area. The new network will extend from the heart of downtown San Diego, north to Oceanside, and east to Escondido. Zayo will provide dark fiber and bandwidth infrastructure services on its San Diego network. MarketWire

BIA/Kelsey Case Study Shows BCM's Clickable TV Increases Engagement in Interactive Programming and Ads
BCM, an interactive TV technology provider, announces the publication of a case study conducted by BIA/Kelsey: "Interactive Television Case Study: Broadcast TV Stations and Cable System Partner to Deploy Interactive Ads and Programs with BCM's Clickable TV® MarketWire

360SmartView: New Offering From HELP Incorporated Empowers Enforcement Officials
HELP Incorporated (HELP) announced the release of 360SmartView, a new cloud-based, truck-sorting system for roadside weigh stations and mobile enforcement. A core, in-station offering, 360SmartView provides state enforcement officials with a single and complete view of each truck's safety and compliance status, enabling them to make selection decisions based on a 360-view of each vehicle. MarketWire

Channelinsight and Xactly Partner to Improve Channel Sales From Lead to Shipment to Compensation
A joint solution between Channelinsight and Xactly Corporation allows companies -- for the first time ever -- to see into channel sales and reward successes without using cumbersome, ineffective manual systems. MarketWire

Mark O'Brien Appointed to Editorial Board of Journal of Insurance Operations
Mark O'Brien, founder and principal of O'Brien Communications Group, has been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Insurance Operations (JIOps), published by Perr & Knight MarketWire

ETM Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary
ETM, developer of Wings Plus for financial reporting and tax compliance -- and UPExchange for unclaimed property reporting -- celebrates its tenth year in business this month MarketWire

Colas Group Chooses Taleo for Recruiting
Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the global leader of SaaS-based Talent Management solutions, today announced that Colas Group, one of the world leaders in road construction, has chosen its Taleo Recruiting solution to power its worldwide recruitment efforts. With 70,000 workers in 40 countries, Colas had significant recruitment needs globally MarketWire

AdvantageMS Forms Partnership With DataFlux to Tackle Healthcare Data Consolidation
AdvantageMS, a leader in sales and marketing operations for the Life Sciences Industry, announced today that it will partner with DataFlux, a leading provider of data management solutions MarketWire

JSC "Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard" Utilizes MSC Software Structural Analysis to Create the Largest All-Composite Ship Hull
MSC Software Corporation, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced that JSC "Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard" (JSC SNSZ) utilized MSC Software's structural analysis solutions to aid in the creation of the world's largest all-composite ship hull. MarketWire

John Jay College of Criminal Justice Meets Growing Demand for Network Connectivity With BridgeWave's Gigabit Wireless Solutions
BridgeWave Communications, the leading supplier of 4G millimeter wave backhaul solutions, today announced that John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York, NY has been running multiple BridgeWave GE60 wireless links to support its campus-wide network flawlessly for over three years MarketWire

Sobi holds Capital Markets Seminar
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Blue Coat MACH5 Appliance Named Best Network Optimization/Acceleration Solution by Networks Asia Readers
Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCSI), the technology leader in Web security and WAN optimization solutions, today announced that the Blue Coat® MACH5 WAN Optimization appliance has won the Networks Asia Readers' Choice Product Excellence Award in the Network Optimization/Acceleration category for the second consecutive year MarketWire

Johns Hopkins Medicine Reduces Contract Costs by $41 Million With MedPricer's E-Sourcing System
The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM), the largest association of healthcare resource and material managers in the nation, hosted its annual conference in Boston, MA. At the conference, Johns Hopkins Medicine announced that they were able to reduce their supply costs by $41 million dollars through "e-Sourcing MarketWire

GSX Ensures Vital Multi-National Contacts for PwC South Africa
GSX [www.gsx.com], the global leader in proactive, consolidated monitoring and analysis of enterprise collaboration environments, today announced publication of a case study detailing how GSX helped PwC South Africa provide reliable Lotus Notes and Domino email and application access for remote consultants in seven South African countries. MarketWire

Richmont Announces Completion of 2011 Drilling Program at Wasamac; Updated Resource Calculation Expected in Mid-December
Richmont Mines Inc. (TSX: RIC)(NYSE Amex: RIC), ("Richmont" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that it has completed more than 50,000 metres of drilling in 2011 on its Wasamac property (the "Property"). MarketWire

Cytokinetics Announces Opening of Third Phase II Clinical Trial of CK-2017357 in Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Cytokinetics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CYTK) announced today that the company has opened enrollment in a third Phase II clinical trial of CK-2017357 in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) MarketWire

Tech Allies Consulting Announces Participation in SAP(R) Consulting Partner Program
Tech Allies Consulting (TAC), a rising implementation and project development firm, announced its participation in the SAP® Consulting Partner Program for North America. TAC will develop and deliver services in support of SAP software solutions for customers in its core specialty areas, including the oil, gas, mining and metals industries. MarketWire

Elemica Wins 2011 SDCExec Green Supply Chain Award for Helping Clients Incorporate Sustainability Within Their Supply Chains
Elemica, leading provider of supply chain integration and optimization services to the chemical, tire & rubber, energy and selected manufacturing industries, recently received the 2011 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine MarketWire

IMAGINIT Partners with Exact-Flat 3D to 2D
Tri-D Technologies, makers of ExactFlat CAD software, announced today that IMAGINiT Technologies, a division of Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), is the latest organization to join their growing partner network. ExactFlat products enable customers to convert the most complex 3D CAD models into production-ready 2D flat patterns in just minutes MarketWire

WABCO Marks Another Industry First for Advanced Safety Technology in China as Part of Contract With Yutong, World's Largest Manufacturer of Buses
WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, will supply its Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) to Yutong in China, the world's largest manufacturer of buses, as part of an expanded long-term agreement to furnish advanced safety technologies MarketWire

Bestselling Author Jeffrey Hayzlett Demonstrates Best-in-Class Marketing Innovation Using SnapTags in New Book Running the Gauntlet
SpyderLynk, creator of the SnapTag™, announced today Jeffrey Hayzlett, a former Fortune 100 c-suite executive and bestselling author, will feature SnapTags throughout Running the Gauntlet, his new book about driving change in organizations MarketWire

Use of Force Training Simulator Sold to Criminal Justice College
VirTra Systems (PINKSHEETS: VTSI), a leading provider of firearms training systems to Military, Law Enforcement agencies and accredited criminal justice programs, today announced a contract award for a VirTra 300 use of force training simulator from Northwest College located in Powell, Wyoming. MarketWire

Varca Ventures Subsidiary Receives Conditional Approval From Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board to Proceed With Site Remediation
Varca Ventures Inc. (OTCBB: VRCV) announced today that on November 9th, its wholly-owned subsidiary Wildcat Mining Corporation received a conditional permit by unanimous approval from the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board to proceed with site remediation at its May Day and Idaho Mines in Southwest Colorado. MarketWire

Orbite Releases Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment for Its Planned Metallurgical Grade Alumina Plant With the Capacity to Extract Value-Added Oxides, Rare Metals and Rare Earth Oxides
Orbite Aluminae Inc. (TSX: ORT) ("Orbite") is pleased to announce the results of the Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") prepared by Genivar Inc. on its planned commercial metallurgical grade alumina (SGA) production plant (the "Plant"). Orbite plans to produce an estimated 539,700 tonnes per year of alumina, 189,000 tonnes of pure hematite, 1 MarketWire

BridgeSTOR Reports DPM 2010 Data Encryption Has Joined Data Deduplication as the Newest "Must Have" Feature
BridgeSTOR, LLC, redefining the cost per terabyte equation through advanced data reduction technology, today reported that customer demand for in-line data-at-rest encryption is emerging as the newest "must have" addition to Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM 2010) MarketWire

C3 and CH2M HILL Form Alliance to Deliver Comprehensive Energy and Resource Management Strategies and Capabilities
C3, an energy and emissions management solutions provider, announced today its strategic alliance with CH2M HILL, a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management MarketWire

SOA Software Delivers Business Impact Analysis
SOA Software, a leading provider of SOA governance, cloud and enterprise API Management products, today announced Repository Manager Version 6 MarketWire

Gold Resource Corporation Declares November Monthly Dividend
Gold Resource Corporation (NYSE Amex: GORO) declares its instituted monthly dividend of $0.05 per common share for November payable on December 23, 2011 to shareholders of record as of December 12, 2011. Gold Resource Corporation is a low-cost gold producer with operations in southern Mexico. MarketWire

First Corporation Interviews on TheStockRadio.com
First Corporation (OTCBB: FSTC) announces an interview with Paul Gravatt discussing the current relationship with Gecko Landmarks and the Company's plans for the future. Mr. Gravatt is responsible for Corporate Communications at First Corporation. The interview can be heard at http://thestockradio.com/paul-gravatt-first-corp-otcfstc/378 (click on > to begin audio). MarketWire

The Radicati Group Releases "Email Platforms Market Forecast, 2011-2015"
The latest study by The Radicati Group, "Email Platforms Market Forecast, 2011-2015," provides an in-depth analysis of the market for Email Platforms, including market trends, market size, installed base and revenue market share by vendor, and four-year forecasts MarketWire

Horizon Pharma Announces U.S. Food and Drug Administration Acceptance of LODOTRA(R) New Drug Application for Review for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Horizon Pharma, Inc MarketWire

New Gold Zone to Expand Seabridge's Courageous Lake Project
Seabridge Gold Inc. (TSX: SEA)(NYSE Amex: SA) - MarketWire

Scripted.com Raises $700k in Seed Financing, Led by Crosslink Capital
Scripted.com, a marketplace for freelance writers and small businesses to connect, today announced the company has raised approximately $700,000 in seed financing led by Crosslink Capital, Liveops founder Douglas Feirstein, and Shopzilla CIO Jody Mulkey. MarketWire

Shane Co. Launches Innovative Mobile Website
Shane Co., the largest privately held jeweler in the United States, today announced the launch of the ShaneCo.com mobile website, optimized for mobile devices including iPhone and Android smartphones. It will serve as a complement to the regular site with fully functional ecommerce capability, plus a user-friendly interface and navigation to allow the ultimate shopping experience MarketWire

GlobalLogic and Avid Technology to Expand Product Engineering Lab in Kyiv, Ukraine
GlobalLogic, Inc., a leader in software R&D services, announced today that Avid Technology (NASDAQ: AVID) plans to expand the company's current R&D Lab in Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine. This expansion builds on Avid Technology's successful partnership with GlobalLogic in Kyiv for the past three years. MarketWire

NBHX Acquires Sellner Group Automotive Wood-Veneer and Plastics Manufacturing Facilities
NBHX, a leading Chinese provider of automotive interior components to OEM manufacturers including GM, Ford, BMW, and Toyota, has acquired core components of the Sellner Group, one of the world's largest producers of automotive wood-veneer trim and interior plastic parts MarketWire

Transocean Announces Proposed Share Offering
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) today announced that it has commenced a public offering of 26,000,000 of its shares to be newly issued utilizing Transocean's authorized share capital, subject to market and other conditions. The underwriters will have an option to purchase up to an additional 3,900,000 shares from Transocean solely to cover over-allotments, if any. MarketWire

Threshold Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Oppenheimer Healthcare Conference
Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: THLD) today announced that Dr. Barry Selick, Threshold's Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the 2011 Oppenheimer 22nd Annual Healthcare Conference in New York City on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 9:55AM EST. MarketWire

LawyersandSettlements.com Releases Its Top 10 Pharmaceutical Topics for 2011
LawyersandSettlements.com, the premier publication for Online Legal Media, today released its list of the hottest consumer-related pharmaceutical legal news stories for its readership during the last year. MarketWire

Wendy Minter Joins DartAppraisal.com as Vice President of Sales
DartAppraisal.com, a leading nationwide provider of residential real estate valuations, today announced the addition of Wendy Minter as Vice President of Sales. MarketWire

Frost & Sullivan Award Honours SITA for Its Exceptional Commitment to Customer Value Enhancement in Border Control
The 2011 Frost & Sullivan Global Customer Value Enhancement Award in Border Control has been awarded to SITA, the world's leading provider of air transport IT solutions and communications. The award is presented annually to the company that demonstrates excellence in implementing strategies that create value for its customers. MarketWire

Beardsworth Leaders Take the Podium at Global Outsourcing Summit
Beardsworth Consulting Group's Evette Riegel, RN, Senior Director Clinical Operations/Project Management and Michael J. O'Brien, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), will join other industry leaders at the annual iiBIG conference to examine issues surrounding increasing demand for more adaptability in global clinical research outsourcing strategies. MarketWire

Bombardier Names New TRAXX Multi Engine Locomotive as its Top Innovation of 2011
Bombardier, the world's leading rail technology innovator, has announced the next generation BOMBARDIER TRAXX diesel electric multi-engine locomotive as its top technology solution of the year. The concept was selected from a strong field of innovations at the company's 2011 Bombardier Transportation Innovation Awards MarketWire

RECORDATI : 2012 CORPORATE EVENTS' CALENDAR
Pursuant to Article 2.6.2, paragraph 1,letter c)of Borsa Italiana S.p.A.'s Regulation, Recordati S.p.A. herebycommunicates thecalendar of corporate events for 2012. MarketWire

Retiring Coal-Fired Plants Increase Demand for Gas-Fired Combustion Turbines, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) (Munich, Germany) recently opened a new factory to manufacture natural gas-fired combustion turbines in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 50,000-square-foot facility is adjacent to an existing Siemens-owned factory that produces steam turbines and generators and will employ 1,800 additional employees MarketWire

Swiss Nuclear Exit to Cost EUR 16.8 Billion, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) -- Switzerland is facing a higher-than-expected bill of almost EUR 17 billion to cover its withdrawal from the nuclear power sector. A study from the country's Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) has put the cost of decommissioning its five nuclear power stations at EUR 16.8 billion ($22 MarketWire

Enterprises Across Europe Look to Protegrity for Data Security Leadership and Solutions
Protegrity USA, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end data security solutions, is helping companies across Europe, including Preem, the biggest oil company in Sweden, to protect their customers' data from cybercriminals and malicious insiders and achieve PCI-DSS compliance MarketWire

Comba Telecom Extends LTE Equipment Leadership in Hong Kong
Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited ("Comba" or the "Group", Hong Kong Stock code: 2342), a global leading wireless solutions provider, reached a new milestone in the supply of LTE equipment exceeding USD5 million to a greenfield Hong Kong 4G mobile operator MarketWire

Mobile Healthcare and Medical App Downloads to Reach 44 Million Next Year, Rising to 142 Million in 2016, Finds Juniper Research Limited
The combination of the smartphone and the app stores has created a vibrant market for mHealth apps which are forecast to reach 142 million downloads globally by 2016. MarketWire

Chinese steel company selects Linde to meet its entire gas supply needs
Linde AG /Chinese steel company selects Linde to meet its entire gas supply needs. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement MarketWire

Neste Oil Corporation: Official inauguration of new base oil plant in Bahrain held today, Tuesday 29 November
Neste Oil CorporationPress Release29 November 2011at 10.00 am (EET)Official inauguration of new base oil plant in Bahrain held today, Tuesday 29NovemberNeste Oil, The Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), and nogaholding arecelebrating the official opening of their new joint base oil plant in Bahraintoday MarketWire

DSpanel Launches Game-Changing Cloud Based Business Intelligence, Financial Consolidation and Reporting Solutions, Canvas Online
DSPanel today announced the availability of the latest addition to Performance Canvas Studio product group, Canvas Online MarketWire

UK Retail Mobile Sites Top World Keynote Rankings With Marks & Spencer Taking #1 Spot
Usablenet, the global technology leader in mobile and multichannel engagement, announced today that its platform powers 3 of the top 4 mobile commerce sites in the world, as identified by Keynote Systems' Mobile Retail Index World Edition for the week ending November 27 MarketWire

Network Box Garners Multiple International Honors/Awards
Network Box has recently received multiple honors and awards for its innovative security solutions. MarketWire

Frost & Sullivan Lauds Smartlogic for Its Unique Content Intelligence Platform, Semaphore
Based on its recent analysis of the enterprise search and semantic Web markets, Frost & Sullivan recognises Smartlogic with the 2011 European Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award for Semaphore. This content intelligence platform effectively harnesses the potential of existing information management and enterprise search applications, resulting in better performance. MarketWire

Longreach Oil & Gas Limited announces Q3 Results
MarketWire

Fairmont Zimbali Resort - A Destination for Business and Leisure
In the heart of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, tucked between two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, The Fairmont Zimbali Resort boasts three elegant, state-of-the-art Durban conference venues and a host of amenities that provide the perfect opportunity to combine business and leisure. MarketWire

DTH Operators Beat Expectations, Find the Right Combination of Packages and Services to Continue Subscriber Growth Into 2020
NSR's "Global Direct-to-Home (DTH) Markets, 4th Edition" study finds the DTH market continues to drive satellite demand and revenue worldwide amidst a troubling economic climate and increasing competition. DTH services utilized 950 Ku-Band 36 MHz Transponder Equivalents (TPEs) in 2010 MarketWire

Lotus On Water Presents Prosperity Fengshui Convention
Lotus On Water, a renowned fengshui gallery, will be presenting a special one-day convention to usher in the Lunar Year of the Dragon. Entitled 'Tapping Prosperity from the Water Dragon: Master Yun Long Zi on 2012 Fengshui,' the bilingual convention will be held at the Marina Bay Sands Exhibition Hall C on 15th January 2012. MarketWire

Dr. Shui Yin Lo to Speak at Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine
Dr. Shui Yin Lo, Ph.D, will present his research on a new solid phase of water and its benefits on the brain and thyroid at the 19th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine (A4M) on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. MarketWire

REMINDER: Design & Reuse Announces 20th Anniversary Program for IP-SOC; December 7-8, 2011, World Trade Center, Grenoble, France
Who/WhatDesign & Reuse (D&R), the leading Intellectual Property (IP) exchange company, announces that its IP-SOC conference, the only European event focused solely on Intellectual Property (IP) and System-On-Chip (SOC) design, will celebrate its 20th anniversary MarketWire

Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp. (CGAQ) Announces: Shareholder Update on Racetrack, HBO/ESPN Fights and New Casino Location
Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp. (PINKSHEETS: CGAQ) -- On the heels of the successful IBF fight last week CEO Steven Swank will released a Company Newsletter to update shareholders and investors outlining the substantial progress that has been made over the course of the year and discuss the future of the company in the coming new year. MarketWire

Arkadin Receives Frost & Sullivan's 2011 Asia Pacific Growth Leadership Award for Audio Conferencing Services
For the second year in a row, Frost & Sullivan recognized Arkadin Global Conferencing, with the 2011 Asia Pacific Growth Leadership Award in the Audio Conferencing Service Market MarketWire

BIOLASE to Present at Upcoming Investment Conferences
BIOLASE Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLTI), the World's leading dental laser manufacturer and distributor, announced today that management is scheduled to make investor presentations at two upcoming investment conferences. MarketWire

IEC Will Host Conference Call to Discuss Fiscal 2011 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results
IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE Amex: IEC) announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended September 30, 2011. The Company's results for the quarter and the year will be released the morning of December 8th. MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
In the news release, "Vishay Intertechnology Introduces Industry's First Signal Conditioning ICs Designed to Process IR Remote Control Signals From Discrete Photodiodes," issued Monday, November 28 by Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH), we are advised by the company that the headline and first paragraph should not read "industry's first" as originally issued MarketWire

Quicksilver Resources Announces Commencement of Public Offering for Units of BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P.
Quicksilver Resources Inc. (NYSE: KWK) announced today that it has commenced a registered underwritten public offering of 6,967,844 units of BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: BBEP). The underwriters will have a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,045,177 additional units from Quicksilver to cover over allotments. MarketWire

Newcastle Limited Buys Retail Investment Property on Michigan Avenue in Chicago's Loop
Newcastle Limited has acquired a 7,100-square-foot retail condominium located at 6 North Michigan Avenue in an all-cash deal for $10.1 million. Newcastle purchased the property on behalf of the firm's $500 million Chicago real estate investment platform. Doug Renner and Anthony Campagni of Baum Realty represented the seller in the transaction. MarketWire

Insulet Corporation to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences
Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD), the leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its OmniPod® Insulin Management System, today announced the Company will participate in the following investor conferences: MarketWire

Virgin HealthMiles to Present Free Webinar on How to Leverage Employees' Social Connections to Create and Sustain a Workplace Culture of Health
Poor health is contagious. And for decades it's adversely impacted businesses and their employees. Yet, good health is also contagious. Virgin HealthMiles, a pioneer in leveraging individuals' social connections to create and sustain a workplace culture of health, says it's time to turn the tides and start spreading some good health MarketWire

Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Announces Four New Members Join Organization
The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the membership applications of four new companies, bringing the trade group comprised of the world's leading gaming suppliers to a total of 112 members. MarketWire

HEINEKEN announces new Regional President Central and Eastern Europe
Amsterdam - 29 November 2011 - HEINEKEN N.V. today announced that Nico Nusmeier, Regional President HEINEKEN Central and Eastern Europe, has decided to leave HEINEKEN. Effective January 1, 2012 he will be succeeded by Jan Derck van Karnebeek, currently Managing Director, Romania GlobeNewswire

Vacon Plc's Financial Calendar for 2012
Vacon Plc, Stock Exchange Release, 29 November 2011 at 3.00 pm GlobeNewswire

Kari Juutilainen and Minna Nissinen appointed as heads for Alma Media's new business units
Alma Media Corporation       Stock Exchange Release        November 29, 2011 at 14:30 (EET) GlobeNewswire

ASPO TO EXTEND THE LOAN PERIOD OF LOAN AGREEMENT
ASPO Plc STOCK EXCHANGE BULLETIN  November 29, 2011 at 14.30 Aspo Plc has signed an agreement that extends the loan period of a EUR 20 million loan agreement that would otherwise mature on November 26, 2012. The new date of maturity is November 29, 2013. The signed agreement also includes an option for extending the loan period by two years at the maximum GlobeNewswire

Sobi holds Capital Markets Seminar
GlobeNewswire

Lumesse Moves to New North American Headquarters and Opens Education Center
London,UK/ Austin, Texas, Nov. 29, 2011- Lumesse, a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, today announced that it has moved into a new North American headquarters office in Austin, Texas. Its primary headquarters remain in the UK. The move enables Lumesse to add a North American Education Center for its growing customer base GlobeNewswire

Transocean Announces Proposed Share Offering
Transocean Ltd. /Transocean Announces Proposed Share Offering. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

SEB: Investment Outlook, December 2011: Investment strategies in a shaky financial environment
Right now, investors around the world are experiencing a period of almost unprecedented financial turmoil. Natural assumptions and associations that were once valid, such as the safe harbour status of government bonds, have been turned upside down. Nowadays there is very little confidence in the capacity of political leaders to solve problems and confidence in the financial markets GlobeNewswire

Bayfield Drills 61.02 g/t Gold over 7m & 64.66 g/t Gold over 5m in Two near surface Infill Holes at Burns Block in Rainy River, NW Ontario
Suite 2230 - 885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3E8, CANADAwww.bayfieldventures.com GlobeNewswire

Official inauguration of new base oil plant in Bahrain held today, Tuesday 29 November
Neste Oil CorporationPress Release29 November 2011at 10.00 am (EET) GlobeNewswire

Petrogrand AB: Application submitted to Tomsknedra shows additionally increase in C3 resources in the Nizhnepaninsky license block
Petrogrand is pleased to report that the final report have been submitted to Tomsknedra on increased C3-resources. The final report C3-resources amounts to 54,8 million tons (411 mmbbl). The volume is distributed over four areas: Yuzhno-Nazinskaya 24,8 million tons), Nizhnepaninskaya (5,3 million tons), Ambarskaya (16 million tons) and Paninskaya (8,7 million tons) GlobeNewswire

Petrogrand AB: INTERIM REPORT JANUARY- SEPTEMBER 2011
INTERIM REPORT JANUARY- SEPTEMBER 2011 GlobeNewswire

Challenging markets - REC makes further adjustments to wafer production in Norway
Sandvika, November 29, 2011: On the basis of further weakening of the solar market, Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) has decided to initiate a process with the trade unions, with the intention to temporary halt 60 percent of the capacity of the 650 MW multicrystalline wafer facility at Herøya, Norway from December 1, 2011 through the first quarter 2012 GlobeNewswire

Tekla Corporation applies for the delisting of its shares
Tekla Corporation      Stock exchange release    November 29, 2011                       at 9:00 a.m. GlobeNewswire

Solteq to supply Smartum with an ERP System
Solteq Plc Press Release 29 November 2011  Solteq will supply Smartum with a Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP System. The new system will help Smartum manage its targeted payment instruments. GlobeNewswire

Results capital increase for the employees of KBC Group NV, Transparency legislation
Regulated information* - 29 November 2011 (Before trading hours) GlobeNewswire

Studsvik signs contract worth 94.5 MSEK
Studsvik has signed a 7-year contract with EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited worth 13.5 MSEK per year for carrying out materials testing on irradiated fuel and fuel components from AGR reactors (Advanced Gas cooled Reactors). The contract may be extended for a further 10 years. GlobeNewswire

Ahlstrom's Capital Markets Day on November 29, 2011
Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 29.11.2011 at 8.30 GlobeNewswire

Statoil Fuel & Retail capital markets day
29 November 2011 - Statoil Fuel & Retail ASA ("Statoil Fuel & Retail", ticker: SFR) hosts its Capital Markets Day in Oslo today. The presentation material will be available at www.statoilfuelretail.com from 07:30 CET. A link to a live webcast of the event will be posted on the same website at 08:00 CET. GlobeNewswire

EPH Third Quarter 2011 Trading Update
Eastern Property Holdings Limited (EPH) /EPH Third Quarter 2011 Trading Update. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Directors' dealings:Evotec AG:Director's Dealings announcement according to §15a WpHG (the German Securities Trading Act)
Evotec AG / /Director's Dealings announcement according to §15a WpHG (the German Securities Trading Act) . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

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