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Sri Lanka relaxes rules on imports of reconditioned cars
Sri Lanka has accelerated imports of reconditioned vehicles after a special appeal was made by vehicle importers to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, an official said here on Wednesday. ANI

European debt crisis could flare up again: IMF
The International Monetary Fund has warned that the European debt crisis might flare up again at any time and send the global economy back into deep recession. ANI

End of the road for one of the world's most renowned whiskeys - Johnnie Walker
The last bottle of one of the world's renowned whiskeys - Johnnie Walker - is being filled, and after this is done, the company that brews and bottles it - Diageo - will close forever. ANI

Despite prostate cancer, billionaire investor Buffett feels great
The world's most successful investor, Warren Buffett, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, but has asserted that feels great and described his energy level as being 100 percent. ANI

Government will examine Vodafone notice: Mukherjee
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said the Central Government will examine and study Vodafone's legal notice before proceeding with appropriate action over ongoing taxation row. ANI

Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson 'not satisfied' with firm's 'pace of growth'
Embattled Internet firm Yahoo's new CEO Scott Thompson has said that he is not satisfied with the company's current pace of growth, despite surpassing analysts' expectations. ANI

Platinum Group Metals CEO Mike Jones Discusses Building a Platinum Mine on Midas Letter Money
Platinum Group Metals (TSX:PTM) (NYSE AMEX:PLG) CEO Mike Jones joins James West for a discussion about his company's progress in the construction of the Western Bushveld Joint Venture Project 1 platinum and palladium mine.The company has funded $100 million of the project which will require a total investment of $443 million ACN Newswire

Eastman Completes 2-EH Capacity Expansion at Longview Facility
Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) today announced it has completed a previously announced capacity expansion of its 2-ethyl hexanol (or 2-EH) facility in Longview, Texas. With this expansion and other recently completed debottlenecks, 2-EH capacityhas been increased approximately 37,000 metric tons ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Enhances Its Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track Offering
Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has enhanced its solutions for the Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track program for building private clouds. The new enhancements to the solutions incorporate the latest version of Fujitsu's dynamic resource management software, ServerView Resource Orchestrator, as well as Fujitsu's latest PRIMERGY servers and System Center 2012 ACN Newswire

NEC and Wyless form Strategic M2M Service Partnership
NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and Wyless Inc., the leading provider of global machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless connectivity solutions and managed services, announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a strategic alliance to explore end-to-end M2M service opportunities ACN Newswire

Managing Water & Wastewater Utilities Proactively
"It is clear that water utilities do not have capital funding necessary to replace their underground pipelines in their entirety. The alternative solution is to better understand the condition of the existing infrastructure and perform proactive maintenance and asset management," advises Mike Higgins, Vice President Engineering, Pure Technologies Ltd ACN Newswire

Best Indicators of Clinical Development Success
In clinical development, speed is not always the best indicator or predictor of success; it can even be detrimental to the quality of a program, says Tom Macek, PharmD, PhD, Director, Clinical Sciences, Takeda Global Research and Development ACN Newswire

Cannes Lions Announces Final Juries Branded Content & Entertainment, Film Craft and Mobile
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is pleased to announce the final three juries for this year's event: Branded Content & Entertainment, Film Craft and Mobile Lions jury. The jury members will meet in Cannes in June where theywill join their respective jury presidents to view, debate and award the work ACN Newswire

Hitachi Participates in "TOMODACHI Initiative" as a Key Partner
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) today announced that the company has decided to participate in the "TOMODACHI Initiative," a partnership between the public and private sectors, as a key partner ACN Newswire

Hitachi Consulting Acquires Leading Environmental Sustainability Consulting Firm PRIZIM Inc.
Hitachi Consulting, a leading provider of IT consulting and management consulting solutions and services, today announced it has acquired PRIZIM Inc., an award-winning management consulting firm dedicated to sustainability audit, consulting, training and managed service solutions ACN Newswire

Constellation Brands Completes Debt Offering
Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ), the world's leading premium wine company, announced today that it has completed the sale of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 6% Senior Notes due 2022. The notes are senior obligations that rank equally with all of the company's other senior unsecured indebtedness ACN Newswire

Advent to Present at J.P. Morgan Annual Technology, Media and Telecom Conference
Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services to the global investment management industry, announced today that James Cox, Chief Financial Officer, will speak at the J.P. Morgan Annual Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on Wednesday, May 16th, at 2:10 PM EST in Boston ACN Newswire

Advent to Present at JMP Securities Eleventh Annual Research Conference
Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services to the global investment management industry, announced today that Pete Hess, President and Chief Executive Officer designate, will speak at the JMP Securities EleventhAnnual Research Conference on Tuesday, May 15th, at 11:00 AM PST in San Francisco ACN Newswire

Marathon Petroleum Corporation to Announce 2012 First-Quarter Financial Results May 1
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) announced today that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, May 1, at 10 a.m. EDT to provide an update on company operations and to discuss 2012 first-quarter financial results, which will be released earlier that day ACN Newswire

Research Group Headed by Professor Takashi Tsuji Succeeds in "Functional Hair Regeneration from Adult Stem Cells"
Organ replacement regenerative therapy is purported to enable the replacement of organs damaged by disease, injury or ageing in the foreseeable future. A research group led by Professor Takashi Tsuji (Professor in the Research Institute for Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, and Director of Organ Technologies Inc ACN Newswire

Dr. Thomas A. Puckette Honored as Recipient of 2011 Paul N. Rylander Award
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INC Research Announces Multi-Year Strategic Clinical Development Alliance with Astellas
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Russell Asia Pacific Index Up 10.3% Year-to-Date as of April 16th; Philippines Led Individual Countries & Technology Led Sectors Within the Index
Within the Index, the Philippines (+21.8%) led all individual country returns for this time period, followed by Thailand, Singapore and India. Indonesia (+5.8%) had the lowest return for this time period, followed by Japan and Malaysia. MarketWire

DEMO Spring 2012 Conference Opens, Defining Future of Mobile, Enterprise, and Cloud Technology
The DEMO Spring 2012 Conference, world-renowned for launching the most innovative companies in enterprise, mobile, cloud computing, consumer, social media and disruptive technologies, officially kicked off today -- featuring ground-breaking new innovations and product launches in the areas of cloud computing, enterprise, and mobile technologies and applications from companies across the globe. MarketWire

UNIFIED Joins Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer Program
UNIFIED™ announced that it has been selected as one of the initial members of the Facebook® Preferred Marketing Developer Program. The UNIFIED Social Operating Platform (SOP) builds on the Facebook Ads API to allow top global brands and agencies to activate social audiences and impact consumer actions. MarketWire

ShopIgniter Accepted Into Facebook(R) Preferred Marketing Developer Program
ShopIgniter, a provider of enterprise social commerce software, today is announcing its acceptance into the Facebook® Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) program. The PMD program enables brands to connect with solution providers who can best help them build comprehensive Facebook campaigns, applications and presences. MarketWire

At Risk Customers Saved by FusionStorm's New Cisco Unified Communications System Upgrade Program
Cisco Partner Summit -- FusionStorm -- a National provider of IT consulting, technology solutions, cloud offerings and managed services through its "IT Delivered" model -- announced today that it is offering customers a unique opportunity to upgrade older versions of Cisco Unified Communications Manager. MarketWire

Mobile Interactive Agency XTOPOLY Hires COO, Continues Double-Digit Growth
XTOPOLY, a multi-award winning mobile interactive agency, announced the hire of Nick Reshamwalla as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). Nick's 13+ years of experience in generating millions of dollars for multi-national companies and Fortune 500 brands make him a catalyst in XTOPOLY's trajectory into a powerhouse mobile agency. MarketWire

Y&R Advertising and VML Kick Off U.S. Olympic Committee Campaign in Support of Team USA for London Summer Olympics 2012
Y&R Advertising and VML, along with Cohn & Wolfe, announced today the official launch of their integrated communications campaign for the U.S. Olympic Committee. The campaign called "Raise Our Flag," is focused on bringing the Olympic spirit to life towards the objective of raising money from individual donors in support of America's Olympic athletes MarketWire

SouthGobi Resources Announces Resignation of Director
SouthGobi Resources Ltd. (TSX: SGQ)(HKSE: 1878) today announced the resignation of director John Macken. Mr. Macken has been a member of the board since June 2007. MarketWire

Red Leaf Resources, Inc. & Total E&P USA Oil Shale, LLC Announce a Joint Venture for Oil Shale Production Project
Utah-based Red Leaf Resources, Inc. ('Red Leaf') has announced the March 28, 2012 closing of a joint venture for oil shale development in Utah with Total E&P USA Oil Shale, LLC ('Total'), a US affiliate of Total SA, the 5th largest international integrated oil and gas company. MarketWire

imageSource Magazine Announces Perfect Image Award Recipients at ITEX 2012
imageSource Magazine today announced the nine businesses that received the magazine's 2012 Perfect Image Award for outstanding achievement in a specific category MarketWire

VenueSeen Enables Businesses to Harness the Power of Niche Social Networks
For brands, monitoring geo-tagged, location-specific updates on niche social networks like Instagram was virtually impossible ... until now. Launching on April 17, VenueSeen pulls location-specific content uploaded to Instagram, Foodspotting and Foursquare into one central dashboard MarketWire

Arqball Brings Spins to Everyone
Arqball's new platform Arqball Spin lets anyone create and share interactive visualizations of 3-D objects called "spins" using an iPhone or iPad in less than one minute. Arqball Spin eliminates the need for expensive equipment and expertise in computer graphics, making technology accessible that was previously affordable only by movie studios and global brands. MarketWire

SavWatt Appoints Director
SavWatt USA, Inc. (OTCBB: SAVW), pioneers in LED lighting and the Green Revolution, announced today the appointment of Christakis J. Paphites, 56 years old, CEO of Paphites Holdings LLC, and partner in C&S Solar Holdings LLC as a Director of SavWatt. Mr. Paphites has been a restaurant entrepreneur since 1977 MarketWire

Aegis Launches Cloud-Based Social Media Experience Management Platform AegisLISA
Aegis Limited, a global outsourcing services provider and part of the $17 billion Essar Group, today launched its comprehensive Social Media Engagement solution, AegisLISA. AegisLISA provides the ability of Listening, Interacting, Socializing, and Aligning with the online community of a brand via a single solution platform, enabling deeper brand-customer engagement MarketWire

Annex Brands Stores Offer Shoppers Tips for Supporting Their Local Small Businesses
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HWI Global, Inc. Intends to Deregister as SEC Reporting Company
HWI Global, Inc. (OTCBB: HWIC), the Pittsburgh-based clean room design builder, today announced that it intends to deregister the Company's common stock under Sections 12(g) and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"). The Company is filing the applicable form with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") to deregister its common stock under the Exchange Act today MarketWire

Neighborhood Garden Center to Throw Grand Opening Celebration in East Goshen
On Saturday, April 28, Del Vacchio Landscape & Garden Center will be hosting an all-day Grand Opening celebration at 922 North Chester Road in East Goshen, PA. MarketWire

More Than 4,000 People to Rumble Into The Tech Museum for the 25th Annual The Tech Challenge
Armed with tidy playbooks and brimming with zeal, a record 1,433 intrepid young learners from every corner of the Bay Area will march into The Tech Museum Saturday, April 21, to compete for top honors in Silicon Valley's premier science and technology event: The Tech Challenge. MarketWire

VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V? SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Now Supports Both Hypervisors
SolarWinds® Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced the release of its latest, award-winning SolarWinds Virtualization Manager -- the most comprehensive and affordable virtualization management solution for managing VMware® and Microsoft Hyper-V™ hypervisors. MarketWire

Actify to Host Open House Event in Michigan
Actify Inc., a global leader in visual product knowledge solutions, today announced that it will be hosting a conference in Novi, Michigan on the 24th of April. With numerous companies like Borgwarner Emissions Systems, Inalfa, and Plex Systems already registered for the event, the conference will be a good opportunity for top industry leaders to network and learn more about Actify's Viewing 2 MarketWire

East Carolina University Continues 20-Year Partnership With Paciolan
Paciolan, the leading provider of ticketing, marketing, and fundraising solutions in college athletics, today announced that East Carolina University (ECU) will be continuing its 20-year partnership with the company MarketWire

HealthEast Woodwinds Named a 100 Top Hospital in the United States
HealthEast Woodwinds Health Campus has just received the 2012 100 Top Hospital Award by the Thomson Reuters organization. Woodwinds earned this significant honor based on its exceptional performance in patient safety, clinical quality, patient satisfaction and cost-effectiveness. MarketWire

Booktango Introduces Revolutionary Free E-Book Cover Designer
Booktango™, the free DIY e-book publishing platform from Author Solutions, Inc., announced its new e-book cover designer feature is now available for Booktango users. With the WYSIWYG cover designer, authors can quickly and easily create custom cover art for their e-books with drag-and-drop simplicity. MarketWire

Mattersight Schedules First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) today announced that it intends to release its first quarter 2012 financial results after the market close on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Mattersight management also plans to host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, May 10, 2012. MarketWire

Deploy Apps Faster to Middleware & Cloud Environments With Deployit
XebiaLabs, the leading provider of enterprise-class application release automation (www.xebialabs.com), today announced the addition of new features to its Deployit product. The new features include enhanced enterprise-class security in the GUI, application release pipeline reporting and the addition of Microsoft .Net integration. MarketWire

Cytokinetics Announces Clinical Trial Data Relating to CK-2017357 to Be Presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology
Cytokinetics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CYTK) announced today that one oral presentation and two poster presentations are scheduled to be presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, to be held April 21-28, 2012 in New Orleans, LA MarketWire

Pearescope Announces Launch of Social Networking App at NY Tech Day
Pearescope (www.pearescope.com) is a smart phone app that is revolutionizing the way people interact and network. Proud to announce its official public launch on Thursday, April 19th, at New York Tech Day (http://www.nytechday.com/), Pearescope is the first networking app to be incorporated into a trade show in NYC MarketWire

LSF Interactive and Geary Group Announce Merger
LSF Network, Inc., http://www.lsfnetwork.com, a global online marketing and media buying group, parent of LSF Interactive, and Geary Group, Inc., a San Diego-based leading digital marketing agency, announced today they have completed an agreement to merge and create one of the world's foremost independent digital marketing agencies MarketWire

Innovative Business Models Will Take Center Stage at the PharmAsia Summit-Shanghai
Most biopharma executives agree that the current model for innovation is broken. From declining R&D productivity, to demands from payers to show real-world value, to the much publicized patent cliff, the industry faces unprecedented challenges that require fundamental changes across the entire value chain. MarketWire

Supertex Updates Fiscal Fourth Quarter Guidance and Schedules Earnings Release and Conference Call
Supertex, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUPX) today announced that it expects net sales for the fourth fiscal quarter, ended March 31, 2012, to be in the range of $16,200,000 to $16,500,000. This represents a sequential increase of 15.2% to 17.3% from the third fiscal quarter sales of $14,066,000, and an approximately 16% increase over the previous flat sales guidance MarketWire

El Paso Pipeline Partners Receives Offer to Purchase Assets From El Paso Corporation
El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EPB) announced today that it has received a proposal from El Paso Corporation (NYSE: EP) whereby the partnership would purchase from El Paso Corporation the remaining 14 percent of Colorado Interstate Gas Company, L.L.C. and all of Cheyenne Plains Investment Company, L.L.C. which owns Cheyenne Plains Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C MarketWire

JDSU Schedules Fiscal 2012 Third Quarter Financial Results Announcement and Webcast
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) today announced that it will report financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter ended March 31, 2012, on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, after the close of the market. MarketWire

Monarch Casino Reports 2012 First Quarter Results
Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRI) ("Monarch"), owner of the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa (the "Atlantis") in Reno, Nevada, today announced first quarter results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. MarketWire

Novellus Systems Reports First Quarter Results
Novellus Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVLS) today reported operating results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2012. Net sales for the first quarter were $326.7 million, up $44.0 million or 15.6 percent from fourth quarter 2011 net sales of $282.7 million, and down $86.5 million or 20.9 percent from first quarter 2011 net sales of $413.2 million. Net income for the first quarter was $44 MarketWire

Safe Bulkers Announces Annual Meeting of Stockholders
Safe Bulkers, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: SB), an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced today that its Board of Directors has called an annual meeting of the stockholders to be held in Athens, Greece on June 6, 2012. MarketWire

AltiGen Communications, Inc. Reports Second Quarter and First Six Months Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results
AltiGen Communications, Inc. (OTCQX: ATGN) (PINKSHEETS: ATGN), the leading provider of integrated Microsoft-based Unified Communications solutions, announced today its second quarter ended March 31, 2012 financial results. MarketWire

Lakeland Industries, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results
Lakeland Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAKE), a leading global manufacturer of industrial protective clothing for industry, municipalities, healthcare and to first responders on the federal, state and local levels, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2012 ended January 31, 2012 MarketWire

Covanta Holding Corporation Reports 2012 First Quarter Results
Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA) ("Covanta" or the "Company"), a leading global owner and operator of Energy-from-Waste ("EfW") projects, reported unaudited financial results today for the three months ended March 31, 2012. MarketWire

Steuben County, NY 911 Chooses Tiburon
The Steuben County 911 Department in New York has selected Tiburon to provide it with the company's DispatchNow product for computer-assisted dispatch and mobile communications. The County becomes part of the cloud computing trend in state and local government by selecting the cloud-based version of DispatchNow. MarketWire

Turkish Startup Yogurtistan Set to Revolutionize Online Commerce and Engagement Through Its 3D Virtual Marketplace
Yogurt Technologies, one of Turkey's oldest and most prevalent gaming agencies, announced the launch of its latest product, Yogurtistan, on the DEMO Spring 2012 stage. The company has created a new technology allowing users to interact and shop in a 3D virtual world integrated into Facebook MarketWire

Consumer Cellular Launches SIM Card
Consumer Cellular, the number one rated cellphone service provider in the U.S. and the exclusive wireless provider for AARP members, has announced the launch of portable memory chips, known as SIM cards, giving both existing and potential customers the opportunity to utilize their current phones with Consumer Cellular service plans MarketWire

Comfort, Function and Style Make Lands' End Kids' Swimwear the Unofficial Summer Wardrobe
As the school year winds down for millions of kids, sunny days of frolicking in the backyard, at the beach or at the pool are heating up. With swimwear playing such an important role as the unofficial wardrobe of summer, it's no surprise that 93 percent of parents will shop for kids' swimsuits this season, according to a recent Lands' End survey MarketWire

TrustGo Launches New Solution for Mobile Security at DEMO Spring 2012
TrustGo Antivirus & Mobile Security™, officially launches today at DEMO Spring 2012 MarketWire

Teche Federal Bank Announces Plans for New Branch in Baton Rouge
Patrick Little, President and CEO of Teche Federal Bank, a subsidiary of Teche Holding Company (NYSE Amex: TSH), announced that Teche Federal Bank is planning a new branch for the Baton Rouge area. "This new Teche Federal Bank facility in Baton Rouge demonstrates a significant step in growing our commitment to Baton Rouge," said Little. MarketWire

BioNitrogen Corp. (BION) Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Kobay Technology Berhad for Construction of Urea Production Facility
BioNitrogen Corp. (PINKSHEETS: BION) ("BioNitrogen" or "the Company") is pleased to announce today they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Agreement (the "Agreement") with Kobay Technologies Berhad ("Kobay") for the development of one or more nitrogen-based urea manufacturing facility(ies) or "plants" in Malaysia. MarketWire

NetSol Technologies, Inc. to Present at Taglich Brothers 9th Annual Small Cap Equity Conference
Taglich Brothers, Inc. is pleased to announce that Najeeb Ghauri, Chairman & CEO of NetSol Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTWK) will be presenting at our 9th Annual Small Cap Equity Conference May 1, 2012. The Conference will take place at the New York Athletic Club, New York City. To request additional information or to register, contact Taglich Brothers at 212-779-2971 or visit www.taglich MarketWire

BondEdge Solutions Announces Launch of Wealth Management Offering
SIFMA Private Client Conference -- BondEdge Solutions, an Interactive Data company and leading provider of fixed income portfolio management software, today announced the release of BondEdge Wealth Manager, a new product offering for wealth management professionals and investment advisors. MarketWire

New Rules -- and Opportunities -- Emerging for Financial Services Consultants
Kennedy's in-depth examination of Financial Services consulting markets worldwide reveals that, as the industry faces a barrage of regulations in developed economies -- and perhaps soon in developing economies -- new ways of doing business will be required. In fact, compliance and the need to find better ways to ensure financial success are already creating many opportunities for consultants. MarketWire

Still Copying Parts of Your Data, Saving as New Sheets and Emailing Spreadsheets? Start Collating With CollateBox
The much awaited online data collation tool CollateBox will be on stage at DEMO Spring 2012 on Wednesday, April 18th 5:15pm PDT in Santa Clara, California, USA. Chosen among 400 product startups to be showcased at Demo.com and among the list of 20 companies to get a full sponsorship -- the app comes with strong support & sponsorship from IDG Enterprise and VentureBeat. MarketWire

Outline Systems, Inc. and General Information Services Announce New Partnership
Outline Systems, Inc. (OSI), a leading provider of producer management systems for insurance companies, and General Information Services (GiS), one of the largest background screening companies in the world, are pleased to announce the two companies have formed a partnership. MarketWire

U.S. Congressional Candidate (UT-4) Stephen Sandstrom Launches First Television Ad Contrasting Himself From Matheson/Obama
U.S. Congressional candidate Stephen Sandstrom has officially launched his television advertising campaign with a 30-second television spot. Airing for the first time in the Utah market on the FOX News Channel, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, Hallmark, and ESPN, Sandstrom's "Not That Kind of Change" will also run on local media schedules as well. MarketWire

SEI to Announce First-Quarter Earnings on Wednesday, May 2, 2012
SEI Investments Company (NASDAQ: SEIC) announced today that it intends to release first-quarter earnings on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, before the markets open. The company will also hold a conference call to discuss these financial results beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET. MarketWire

Lifeway Foods, Inc. to Present at Taglich Brothers 9th Annual Small Cap Equity Conference
Taglich Brothers, Inc. is pleased to announce that CEO Julie Smolyansky and CFO Ed Smolyanksy of Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: LWAY) will be presenting at the 9th Annual Small Cap Equity Conference on May 1, 2012. The Conference will take place at the New York Athletic Club, New York City. To request additional information or to register, contact Taglich Brothers at 212-779-2971 or visit www MarketWire

Transocean Ltd. Announces First Quarter 2012 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) said it plans to report earnings for the three months ended March 31, 2012, on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 2, 2012, following the close of trading on the NYSE. MarketWire

Astur Gold Announces Change of Year End
Astur Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE: AST)(FRANKFURT: CDC) ("Astur Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it is changing its year end from November 30 to December 31. The reason for the change is that Astur Gold's wholly-owned Spanish subsidiary, Exploraciones Minera del Cantabrico S.A. ("EMC"), has a year end of December 31 as required by the laws of Spain MarketWire

Vampires and Werewolves to Gather at Dusk for Barona Resort & Casino's April 26th Party Pit
Barona Resort & Casino will lure players to the April 26th Party Pit with a special 'Vampires vs. Werewolves' celebration. Scheduled from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., players are invited to participate in games, giveaways, cash prizes and a chance to win a share of $5,000 in prize payouts. MarketWire

Industrial Application Leading Uptake of LNG-Fuel, Zeus Conference to Review Marketplace
A review by Zeus Development Corporation has found industrial processes to be the area where LNG uptake is proceeding most rapidly. Zeus will hold three upcoming meetings on the subject: an LNG-Fueled Marine Seminar June 6-7, an LNG-Fueled Drilling Rig Seminar June 14, and its second annual World LNG Fuels Conference in January 2013. MarketWire

WPCS Awarded $16 Million in New Contracts
WPCS International Incorporated (NASDAQ: WPCS), a leader in design-build engineering services for communications infrastructure, has announced that it has received approximately $16 million in new contracts. MarketWire

As Economy Lifts, So Does the Number of Breast Augmentations Performed
It looks like one popular cosmetic procedure is growing right alongside the economy: breast implants. According to LocateADoc.com, a website connecting doctors with patients, breast augmentation continues to top the list for cosmetic procedures. MarketWire

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation Announces Photography Grant Call for Entries
The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for International Photography announced today that it is again seeking entries for outstanding work in social documentary photo reportage. Photographers around the world are encouraged to submit entries focusing on lives and populations ravaged by war, famine, poverty, religious persecution, political oppression, forced migration and other social injustices MarketWire

Lawrence Jaeger Platt Law Firm Symphony Event
In an effort to create a monthly event from the spring to the end of the summer Texas medical professionals & local lawyers are putting on an event to put the local population at ease in these tough economic times. Lawrence Jaeger Schiller & Platt are putting together a weekly symphony at local parks in and around the country. MarketWire

Santa Barbara Aikido Sensei Shares Her Expertise With Students Across the U.S.
Lia Suzuki Sensei, a 6th dan chief instructor at Santa Barbara's premiere non-profit Aikido organization, Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara (AKSB), has been invited to share her expertise as a guest instructor at two dojos this month. Suzuki Sensei, a 30-year Aikido veteran, trained in Japan for almost ten years with Aikido master Takeda Yoshinobu Sensei MarketWire

Unshared.TV Launches a Better Way to Discover, Follow and Share Friends' Videos
DEMO Spring 2012 - Today, Unshared.TV launched the most elegant, savvy and easy app for catching up on all of the videos your friends liked -- even if they didn't ultimately "share" them. Unshared.TV is videos made beautiful, simple and central -- think Instagram for videos MarketWire

Seattle's Chief Technology Officer Bill Schrier Joins e.Republic's Center for Digital Government
Bill Schrier, the City of Seattle's Chief Technology Officer responsible for an award-winning city government website, is bringing his wealth of local government experience and leadership to e.Republic's Center for Digital Government as Deputy Director. MarketWire

AEHI Responds to Lawsuit Filed by NIMBYs With Anti-Nuclear Sentiments
Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AEHI) (www.aehipower.com) today announced the company disputes a current lawsuit, which was filed by generally the same small group of "not in my backyard" (NIMBY) opponents that has continued to oppose AEHI's proposal to build a nuclear power plant in Payette County, also called the Idaho Energy Complex. MarketWire

ALTOUR INDEX Reports People Are Traveling More, Opting for Luxury
The April ALTOUR INDEX (the luxury travel expert's bi-monthly survey of hundreds of leisure agents) shows a strong increase in travel overall from last year, and an increased demand for luxury vacations. Customers are jumping on promotions offered by luxury cruise lines, finding better value at the luxury and premium level MarketWire

Cal-Bay Appoints New Vice President Operations
Cal-Bay International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CBYI) Today announced the company appointed John Taylor II as the company's new Vice President of Operations. MarketWire

Accellera Systems Initiative Hosts Open Teleconference to Review SystemC AMS 2.0 Draft Standard
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Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. to Present at Taglich Brothers 9th Annual Small Cap Equity Conference
Taglich Brothers, Inc. is pleased to announce that Brian E. Stewart, President & CEO of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: PSTX) (OTCQB: PSTX) will be presenting at our 9th Annual Small Cap Equity Conference May 1, 2012. The Conference will take place at the New York Athletic Club, New York City MarketWire

XtremeData Hires Former IBM Analytics Leader
XtremeData, the only big data DBMS company enabling on-demand analytics using commodity hardware, has appointed former IBM information management expert, Mike Lamble, as president. In this new role, Lamble will guide acceleration of go-to-market programs for the company's ground-breaking big data analytics technology offerings. MarketWire

Caza Gold Corp. Information Available through S&P Capital IQ's Market Access Program
Greg Myers, CEO and President of Caza Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE: CZY)(PINKSHEETS: CZGDF)(FRANKFURT: CZ6), is pleased to announce that the company information is available via S&P Capital IQ's Market Access Program MarketWire

Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. Announces Availability of Form 20-F for the Year Ended December 31, 2011
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. ("TEN") (NYSE: TNP) announced today that its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2011 has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and can be accessed on the Company's website. MarketWire

Net Optics Announced as Finalist for Best of Interop 2012
Net Optics, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent access and monitoring architecture, has been selected as a Best of Interop finalist for the Management, Monitoring and Testing award category, recognizing Net Optics' technological advancements in this specific category. The Best of Interop winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 8 at 3:00 p.m MarketWire

Tradesparq Launches Social Search for Supply Chain at DEMO Spring 2012
Tradesparq.com today launched its social sourcing platform, a search tool that allows buyers to quickly filter thousands of Chinese manufacturers down to a handful of qualified suppliers MarketWire

Intersil Releases Industry's Most Flexible Op Amp Design Tools
Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors, today announced iSim™ v4.1, an upgrade to its industry leading web-based non-inverting and inverting op amp design tools MarketWire

Pegasystems Announces Hadoop Big Data Support
Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in Business Process Management (BPM) and software for customer centricity, today announced integration with Apache Hadoop to enhance its industry-leading predictive and adaptive analytics offering. MarketWire

iGenApps Inc. Launches My Apps at DEMO Spring 2012
iGenApps™, the company that puts an App in everyone's hand, at DEMO Spring 2012 launched My Apps: a revolutionary and patent pending method of creating mobile apps straight from Apple and Android mobile devices. MarketWire

Compared to Cancer and Heart Disease, Critical Care Research Is Significantly Underfunded
In a country where more than five million patients are admitted to an intensive care unit every year(1), a new study from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) uncovered that the proportion of federally funded research dollars spent on critical care is significantly lower than the percentage of dollars spent delivering that care. MarketWire

Michigan Farmland Sells for $8,865 per Acre in Schrader Auction
A 190-acre farm in Michigan sold at auction for $1,410,000 Monday, April 16, with Schrader Real Estate & Auction Company marketing the property and managing the sale. MarketWire

Mauna Kea Technologies Reports 155% First Quarter Sales Growth
Mauna Kea Technologies (NYSE Euronext: MKEA, FR0010609263), the leader in the endomicroscopy market, today announced its sales for the first quarter of 2012. MarketWire

eQuest Adds New LinkedIn Job Posting Upgrades to Slot Postings and Inventory Management
eQuest today announced it has released a group of job posting upgrades to its delivery platform enabling users easier control of LinkedIn slot postings including higher performing management tools. MarketWire

There's Still Time to Register for the Digital Analytics Association's Inaugural Symposium in New York on April 23
On April 23, 2012 at 12:00 p.m., the Digital Analytics Association (DAA), formerly known as the Web Analytics Association (WAA), will host an inaugural symposium, "Data is the New Sexy," in New York, NY. This event gathers thought leaders to share knowledge and best practices related to data analytics MarketWire

Enviro-Log Firelogs Now Available at Camping World Locations Nationally
Enviro-Log®, Inc., an eco-friendly consumer products and recycling company, is pleased to announce that its earth-friendly firelogs are now available at Camping World® SuperCenters throughout the U.S. Enviro-Log Firelogs are also the first firelog product to be offered at Camping World. MarketWire

McDonald's Celebrates 90 Groundbreaking Advancements in Environmental Practices Around the World
Reusing air conditioning condensation to water plants and clean. Repurposing advertising banners into fashionable tote bags. Recycling used cooking oil to power generators at a hospital. Today, McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) celebrates these and dozens more examples of passion and innovation in the 2012 Global Best of Green report. MarketWire

Brookfield Canada Office Properties Declares May 2012 Monthly Distribution
The Board of Trustees of Brookfield Canada Office Properties (TSX: BOX.UN) (NYSE: BOXC) announced a distribution of $0.09 per trust unit payable on May 15, 2012 to holders of trust units of record on April 30, 2012. MarketWire

Hayes Martin Associates, Inc. Selected for New Collaboration With the City of Garden Grove
The award-winning advertising and public relations firm of Hayes Martin Associates, Inc., now celebrating its 25th anniversary, has been selected by the city of Garden Grove to rebrand a prominent section of the community along Harbor Boulevard at the intersection of Chapman Avenue MarketWire

Employees Wear Jeans, Food Shelves Gain Generous Donations During Minnesota Foodshare Month
For the month of March employees of TopLine Federal Credit Union exchanged donations of food and cash to the Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) and Keystone Community Services food shelves for the chance to wear jeans on Fridays and Saturdays MarketWire

Fresh Harvest Products Completes the First Phase of Its Digital and Social Media Marketing Plan
Fresh Harvest Products, Inc. (OTCQB: FRHV) (PINKSHEETS: FRHV) announced today that it has completed the first phase of its Digital Strategy and Social Media Marketing Plan; the re-launch of its website www.freshharvestproducts.com. MarketWire

Blurb(R) and Consolidated Graphics (CGX) Deliver Integrated Print-on-Demand Workflow to Businesses Using Adobe InDesign Plug-In
Blurb®, the creative publishing and marketing platform, today announced that it is partnering with Consolidated Graphics (NYSE: CGX), one of the largest commercial printing business in the U.S., to enable businesses to create custom publications from a simple yet powerful design-to-print workflow powered by Blurb. MarketWire

SavATree Offers Tips to Help Homeowners Battle Drought Conditions
The combination of a mild winter and dry spring has created challenging conditions for homeowners looking to maintain the health and appearance of their landscapes. SavATree is offering a series of tips to help bridge the gap until much needed moisture arrives. MarketWire

Ticket Summit(R) Executive Director Honored by EXPO Magazine
Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment and ticketing industry, today announced the inclusion of its Executive Director, Dr. Molly A. Mérez, on EXPO Magazine's Top 20 Elite 2012 list. The annual list features 20 leaders in the events and conference management industry. MarketWire

Pure Storage Customer Yodle Replaces Disk With FlashArray for Even Faster Database Performance
Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage company, today announced that Yodle, a leader in local online marketing, has deployed the Pure Storage FlashArray to support its quickly expanding customer base. The new solution has allowed Yodle to achieve an even more efficient rebuild process and to further improve service levels MarketWire

SyTech Releases XLReporter Version 10.0
SyTech Inc., the leading provider of automated report generation and data analysis software, today announced XLReporter Version 10.0. This latest evolution provides two new components -- data entry management and reporting from text files MarketWire

Attention High Tech Reporters: New Career App Launched
Job seekers, warm up your smart phones. Find a potential employer using a new, comprehensive mobile app designed and launched today by ACareerJob www.ACareerJob.net. MarketWire

New Vishay Foil Resistors Demonstration Highlights Cryogenic Capabilities of Bulk Metal(R) Foil Resistors Down to -196 Deg. C
Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors division (VFR) has unveiled a new video that presents a demonstration of the cryogenic capabilities of Bulk Metal® Foil resistors. The short video demonstrates how a precision foil resistor exhibits low TCR with no discontinuities through temperature excursions down to -196°C. MarketWire

Peoplefluent Breaks New Ground by Integrating Gamification With Talent Management Through New iPad App
Peoplefluent™, an industry-leading Talent Management solutions provider, today announced the latest release of its Workforce Explorer iPad® app. Available for free download from Apple's App Store(SM), the new version includes a first of its kind gamification functionality, called "Workforce Explorer Challenge MarketWire

EADS North America to Be Title Sponsor of Charity Fishing Tournament Benefitting Rivers of Recovery
EADS North America will be title sponsor of a charity fly fishing tournament in Washington, D.C., June 20 and 22, to benefit national nonprofit Rivers of Recovery's rehabilitation programs for Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans. MarketWire

Peoplefluent to Present Webinar on Managing a Workforce With Mobile Talent Management Applications
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Spare Backup, Inc. to Present at Taglich Brothers 9th Annual Small Cap Equity Conference
Taglich Brothers, Inc. is pleased to announce that Cery B. Perle, President & CEO of Spare Backup, Inc. (OTCBB: SPBU) will be presenting at our 9th Annual Small Cap Equity Conference May 1, 2012. The Conference will take place at the New York Athletic Club, New York City. To request additional information or to register, contact Taglich Brothers at 212-779-2971 or visit www.taglich.com. MarketWire

Space Systems/Loral-Built Satellite for Telesat Delivered to Baikonur Launch Base
Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) (NASDAQ: LORL), the world's leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the Nimiq 6 satellite, designed and built for Telesat, one of the world's leading satellite operators, has arrived at the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan, where it will be launched aboard a Proton Breeze M vehicle provided by International Launch Services (ILS). MarketWire

Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Releases New System To System (S2S) Standard
The Gaming Standards Association, the world's leading standards-setting organization for the gaming industry, has released the latest update to its landmark System To System (S2S) standard. MarketWire

BOMA International Supports Nonrecourse Mortgage Loan Act in Michigan
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International applauds the Michigan Legislature for passing the Nonrecourse Mortgage Loan Act, which prevents lenders from seeking damages against a borrower or guarantor due to the borrower's inability to remain solvent. MarketWire

First Biojet Test Flight Program to Use New Resonance(TM) Energy Feedstock Launches in Ottawa
Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. today unveiled the first comprehensive flight program in the world to use biojet fuel produced from new Resonance™ Energy Feedstock. Resonance is a new industrial oilseed crop, derived from Brassica carinata, with an oil profile optimized for use in the biofuel industry, specifically biojet fuel MarketWire

A10 Capital Receives $100 Million Equity Facility and Completes a $100 Million Bond Offering
A10 Capital, a full service, nationwide lending business specializing in small to middle market mini-perm commercial mortgage loans, today announced that it completed two important transactions that position it to increase lending to commercial real estate investors. MarketWire

SilverSun Technologies Announces Subsidiary SWK Technologies Closes on Another Major Sage ERP X3 Sale
SilverSun Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: SSNT) (OTCQB: SSNT), a preferred source for best-of-breed business management applications and professional consulting services, today announced that its principal operating subsidiary, SWK Technologies, recently completed the sale of the Sage ERP X3 global enterprise solution to a major power generation facility in the Northeastern U.S. MarketWire

Celestica and Lenovo US Receive Aberdeen Group 2012 Supply Chain Excellence Awards
Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced Celestica and Lenovo US as the recipients of its Supply Chain Excellence Awards, presented at the conclusion of Aberdeen's Sixth Annual Supply Chain Management (SCM) Summit. The theme of the April 4-5 event was "A View from Above: Transformational Initiatives for The Chief Supply Chain Officer." MarketWire

Aptalis Pharma Inc. Announces Receipt of Requisite Consents to Amend Indenture Governing Its 12 3/4% Senior Notes, Entry Into Supplemental Indenture, Amendment of Its Senior Secured Credit Facilities, Settlement of 12 3/4% Senior Notes Tendered and Redemption of All Outstanding 12 3/4% Senior Notes
Aptalis Pharma Inc. (the "Company") today announced that as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on April 17, 2012 (the "Consent Deadline"), it had received tenders and consents from the holders of approximately $157,442,000, or 80.7%, of the aggregate principal amount of its 12 3/4% Senior Notes due 2016 (CUSIP No MarketWire

LifeSci Advisors Initiates Coverage of Innate Pharma
LifeSci Advisors, LLC, a leading provider of investment research and investor relations services in the life sciences sector, today announced that it has initiated coverage of Innate Pharma, S.A. (PARIS: IPH), a biotechnology company focused on the development of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) in the innate immunity field MarketWire

Acquisition of Oil and Gas Lease to Produce Oil Reserves in South Texas Announced by Bayside Corporation
BAYSIDE CORPORATION (PINKSHEETS: BYSD) an energy exploration, development and production company building oil & gas reserves announces the acquisition of an oil and gas lease covering the Moody and West wells in Duval County, Texas. MarketWire

Mineseeker Announces New Marketing Partner in the Middle East
NHS Health Solutions, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NHSH) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Mineseeker Operations Overseas Limited ("Mineseeker"), a British Virgin Islands corporation, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with USA-based Wamar International, LLC. MarketWire

Corporate Update From Greenwood Gold Resources Inc.
Greenwood Gold Resources Inc. (OTCBB: GGRID) (OTCQB: GGRID) MarketWire

The Fishing for Energy Partnership Announces 2012 Grant Funding to Reduce the Impacts of Derelict Fishing Gear and Marine Debris
Fishing for Energy, the public-private partnership aimed at reducing the effects of derelict fishing gear and marine debris, today announced the availability of grant funding to provide capacity and incentives to address old, abandoned or derelict fishing gear. The Partnership is currently accepting applications through May 1, 2012. MarketWire

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. $20,000,000 Financing Completed
Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: SCZ) ("Santacruz" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the completion of its $20,000,000 financing. MarketWire

DocSync.Net Launches First iPad App for Secure One-Touch Access to Business Documents From Private and Public Clouds
DEMO Spring 2012 - DocSync.Net today announced the first optimized iPad application, DocSync, which allows users to securely access their business documents in private and public clouds directly from their iPad. The app allows users to search documents from their iPad across various clouds and create custom projects by dragging and dropping files and folders MarketWire

Magnum Hunter Resources Agrees to Acquire Bakken/Three Forks Sanish Properties in Williston Basin for $311 Million
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BroadSoft Delivers Mobile Rich Communications Consumer Offering
BroadSoft, Inc MarketWire

Voxco and Inmega Partners to Address the Growing Mexican Social Media Monitoring Market
Voxco announced today that Inmega Investigacion de Mercados (Inmega) has become its exclusive distributor of Acuity4 Social, its next generation social media monitoring and analysis product launched in May 2011. Under the terms of this partnership, Inmega will resell Acuity4 Social to market research firms as well as to enterprises throughout Mexico MarketWire

Chicago Renters Will Have a Greater Selection Come May, According to Q1 RentJuice Rent Index
At the close of the first quarter, only one third (33%) of rental listings were available immediately, according the Q1 RentJuice Rent Index for Chicago MarketWire

IPSO Alliance Announces Successful Interoperability Event Along With Industry Firsts
The Internet Protocol for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance today announced the successful completion of their latest interoperability event that took place in Paris earlier this month MarketWire

Ballet Body(TM) Creator Leah Sarago's Advanced Training Techniques Utilized by Top NFL and NCAA Athletes
National fitness icon, creator of the best-selling Ballet Body™ DVD series, and originator of the elongation technique, Leah Sarago has become a secret weapon for many of today's top NFL and NCAA football programs MarketWire

Orchids Paper Products Company to Present at Taglich Brothers 9th Annual Small Cap Equity Conference
Taglich Brothers, Inc. is pleased to announce that Robert Snyder, President & CEO and Keith Schroeder, CFO of Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE Amex: TIS) will be presenting at our 9th Annual Small Cap Equity Conference May 1, 2012. The Conference will take place at the New York Athletic Club, New York City MarketWire

New Independent Research Outlines Benefits of Embedding Business Intelligence
Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation announces a new independent research report focused on the benefits of embedded business intelligence and analytics MarketWire

View Systems Raises Capital to Clear Backlog and Fuel Operations
View Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VSYM), a weapons detection and access control provider, announced today the company has raised significant capital to clear existing orders and provide the resources to expand the technology and business growth. MarketWire

"Stock Alerts" Amaze Traders With Only 26 Losers Out of 700+ Trades Since 2003
With endless blogs and stock picking services on the internet, it's not easy finding top-notch trading ideas. More than likely, a service with a long, proven history of success would be a key criteria. BullTrade.com fits the bill. Since 1998, BullTrade.com has helped investors navigate the ups and downs with an extremely impressive track record MarketWire

Softmart Now Offering Paragon Software's Data Backup, Disaster Recovery, and Storage Optimization Products
Disaster recovery and data protection software developer Paragon Software Group (PSG), today announced that value-added reseller (VAR) Softmart now carries Paragon's line of data storage, disaster recovery software and storage optimization software, including Hard Disk Manager (HDM) Server, Drive Backup (DB) Server, Partition Manager (PM) Server and the Paragon Alignment Tool (PAT). MarketWire

Plant Trees to Celebrate Earth Day
In celebration of Earth Day, Valley Box Company partnered with The San Diego River Park Foundation (SDRPF) to plant trees native to the Peutz Creek Preserve. Planting trees within the San Diego River watershed will encourage a healthier ecosystem and provide wildfire restoration efforts. During this event, volunteers from the two agencies work together to plant and water Coast Live Oak Trees MarketWire

Invitation to Press and Analyst Conferences for Q1 2012 Report
* Report to be released at approx. 07.30 CET on April 25 * Press conference with webcast starts at 09.00 CET * Interactive analyst conference call starts at 14.00 CETEricsson's (NASDAQ: ERIC) financial report for the first quarter for 2012will bepublished at approximately 07.30 Central European Time (CET) on April 25,2012 MarketWire

AIIM to Host Content Management Boot Camp Seminar in Anaheim
AIIM, the global community of information professionals, will host the AIIM Content Management Boot Camp in Anaheim on Thursday, May 10, 2012. The free one-day business seminar brings together local information management practitioners and industry experts to discuss technology advancements, build peer connections and accelerate professional development. MarketWire

Webtech Wireless Improves Productivity and Safety for Dement Construction
Webtech Wireless Inc. (TSX: WEW), a leading provider of vehicle fleet location-based services (LBS) and telematics technology, today announces the successful deployment of Quadrant® for Dement Construction providing them with increasing productivity while at the same time improving driver safety. MarketWire

US National Telecom Announces Effectiveness of Changes Made to Authorized Common Stock
US National Telecom, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: USNL) announces that the Florida Secretary of State has approved our amendment to reduce the authorized common shares effective as of April 12th, 2012. The Board approved a 500 million share reduction down to four billion five hundred million shares authorized. MarketWire

Broadband Saves Entrepreneurs More Than $16,000
When pursuing the American dream of starting a business, new entrepreneurs save $16,550.52 with high-speed broadband Internet, according to the report "Start-Up Savings: Boosting Entrepreneurship through Broadband Internet" today released by the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) MarketWire

FriendCaller Continues to Revolutionize Mobile and Browser-Based Communications With the Introduction of 7-Way Group Video Calling From C2Call
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New Ethernet Switches From Avaya Simplify Operations for Small and Midsize Enterprises and Remote Branches
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Stevia Corp. Announces Plans for Expansion Into Indonesia
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 advise of plans to commence conducting stevia field trials in Indonesia. MarketWire

XcelMobility Appoints Jack Zwick to Board of Directors
XcelMobility Inc. (OTCBB: XCLL) ("Xcel" or the "Company") a developer of high speed web browsing solutions and related performance enhancing products for mobile devices is very pleased to announce and welcome the appointment, effective immediately, of Mr. Jack Zwick, CPA, to its Board of Directors. MarketWire

Regency Resources Appoints Senior Content Acquisition Executive
Regency Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: RSRS) ("Regency" or the "Company"), a development stage media based company aiming to offer an in-depth portfolio of content for Internet TV distribution, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Bruce Venezia to the position of Vice President, Content Acquisition. MarketWire

Nations Energy Corporation Appoints Senior Management Forestry Licensing and Plant Operations Expert
Nations Energy Corporation ("Nations Energy" or the "Company"), an integrated sustainable Bioenergy company, is pleased to announce today the appointment of Mr. Richard Crowell to the position of Senior Vice President Forestry and Operations. MarketWire

New Cloud-Based Speech Recognition and Transcription Increases Accuracy, Lowers Costs
Today at DEMO Spring 2012, Koemei, the leader in large scale video and audio transcription, announced the launch of Koemei Web Service, a cloud-based platform and API for the next generation of video transcription and captioning. MarketWire

Chembio Reports Completion of Enrollment in Pivotal Trial for DPP(R) Point-of-Care HIV 1/2 Test
Chembio Diagnostics, Inc. (OTCQB: CEMI) (PINKSHEETS: CEMI), a company that develops, manufactures, markets and licenses point-of-care diagnostic tests, today announced completion of enrollment in a 3,000-patient clinical trial in support of a Pre-Marketing Approval (PMA) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Company's DPP® HIV 1/2 Assay MarketWire

AppDirect Named "Cool Vendor" by Leading Analyst Firm
AppDirect (www.appdirect.com), the leading cloud service marketplace company, today announced that it has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the Cool Vendors in Cloud Services Brokerages, 2012(1) report by Gartner, Inc. MarketWire

KEMP Announces John Spears as Senior Director of Strategic Alliances
KEMP Technologies today announced that John Spears has joined the company as senior director of strategic alliances. In this role, Spears will be responsible for expanding key partner relationships and strategies along with identifying new customer opportunities for KEMP's rapidly growing load balancer and application delivery optimization solutions MarketWire

GoBites, New All-Natural and Organic Snacks, Offers Subscription-Based Delivery to Home or Office
Put down that doughnut! A fresh concept in healthy snacking, GoBites, a new brand of direct-to-consumer wholesome snacks, is now available online in 24 nutritionally-balanced, delicious combinations -- from Tropical Chocolate Mix to Umami Crunch. Satisfying and energizing GoBites are delivered to a subscriber's home or office in portion-controlled packs to ensure healthy snacking between meals MarketWire

WordofMouth.org's Crash Course to Teach the 12 Fundamental Word of Mouth Marketing Skills
500 marketers are headed to Austin, TX to learn the most important word of mouth and social media marketing skills all businesses need to make customers happy, earn more referrals, and reduce customer acquisition costs. MarketWire

AdSafe Media Secures $10 Million in Funding Led by Pelion Venture Partners
AdSafe Media, the leading source of brand protection and ad viewability data, today announced a $10 million round of funding from Pelion Venture Partners, Atlas Venture and Coriolis Ventures. AdSafe is a recognized leader in preventative ad safety solutions for advertisers, agencies and publishers MarketWire

50 Cent and GSN Digital Team Up to Bring Blackjack to Facebook
Hip-hop star and entertainment mogul 50 Cent, together with GSN Digital, the interactive division of GSN (Game Show Network), today launched 50 Cent's Blackjack on Facebook MarketWire

ScienceLogic Advances IT Operations Management for Service Providers and Businesses
ScienceLogic™ Inc. announced today at its first annual Customer Symposium a new version of the company's IT operations and cloud management platform, ScienceLogic 7.2 MarketWire

Duke Energy Renewables President a Featured Panelist at DNV KEMA Utility of the Future Leadership Forum 2012
Duke Energy Renewables President Greg Wolf will be a featured panelist at DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability's fifth annual Utility of the Future Leadership Forum, "Pathway to excellence." Wolf will participate in the "Sustainable power supply" panel during the DNV KEMA forum, May 14-16, 2012, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC. MarketWire

Simply to Impress Offers Custom Canvas Prints to Commemorate Births
Simply to Impress (www.simplytoimpress.com), the popular online destination for personalized photo cards, photo invitations, holiday cards and more, is pleased to offer customers the option to turn personalized Birth Announcements into museum-quality canvas prints with just one click. MarketWire

Connotate Automates Altitude Digital Partners' Ad Exchange Data Collection Processes
Connotate, Inc. (www.connotate.com), the leading provider of solutions that help organizations monitor and collect data and content from the Web, today announced that Altitude Digital Partners (www.altitudedigitalpartners MarketWire

United States Beverage Is Named U.S. Importer of John Smith's Extra Smooth Ale
John Smith's Extra Smooth Ale, owned by HEINEKEN, is a nitrogenated ale that has a distinct cereal character, with malty, caramel notes complemented by some fruitiness. It comes in a nitrogenated "pub draught" can which contains a widget making the dispensed beer smoother and headier. This English style ale has a gravity of 1 MarketWire

VidSys and Activu Partner to Enhance Situational Awareness and Collaboration for the Public Sector
VidSys, the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that allows organizations to resolve business and security situations in real time, today announced its North American-based partnership with Activu® Corporation, the leading provider of IP-based visualization and collaboration solutions for mission-critical command and control center environments MarketWire

Appointment-Plus Scheduling Software Adds Schedule Widget to WordPress
Appointment-Plus, the world's leading provider of online enterprise scheduling solutions, today announced the release of its Online Scheduling Software widget for WordPress, the leading global content management system (CMS) used to power over 72.5 million Web sites, platforms and applications worldwide. MarketWire

Redknee Solutions to Present at the Jefferies 2012 Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on Thursday, May 10, 2012
Redknee Solutions, Inc. (TSX: RKN), a leading provider of business-critical billing and charging software and solutions for communications service providers, has been invited to present at the Jefferies 2012 Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on Thursday, May 10, 2012. The conference will be held at the Westin New York in New York City on May 7-10, 2012. MarketWire

Court Decision Reaffirms UC 87/2010
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Physics Engineer Daniel Friedmann's Formula Provides Key to Biblical Clock
In his new book "The Genesis One Code" (www.genesisonecode.com), engineering physicist Daniel Friedmann shares his formula for converting "Bible time" to years as we know them in calculating the age of the universe, the sun, and life on Earth. Without any modifications, the formula consistently produces results that match scientific estimates. MarketWire

Expert Offers 5 Ways to Trim Insurance Expenses
The average household now spends $50 per month more on gasoline than last year, says financial planner Rick Rodgers, author of "The New Three-Legged Stool: A Tax Efficient Approach To Retirement Planning" (www.TheNewThreeLeggedStool.com). MarketWire

Expert Offers Tips for Selecting Long-Term Insurance
Thanks to aging Baby Boomers, more Americans than ever will soon be deciding how to handle their eldercare, says Steve Casto, Retirement Income Specialist and author of "Is Your Retirement Headed in the Right Direction?" (www.stevecasto.com). MarketWire

Magento Merchant Dip N' Dive Selects Mercent to Increase Its Online Retail Revenues
Mercent™, a leading technology company that enables retailers to profitably reach and convert more shoppers online, announced today it has signed online scuba retailer Dip N' Dive as its latest client on the award-winning Mercent Retail™ software platform. MarketWire

Aroway Energy Inc. Increases Oil Production by 25%
AROWAY ENERGY INC. (TSX VENTURE: ARW)(OTCQX: ARWJF) (www.arowayenergy.com) (the "Company" or "Aroway") is pleased to provide the following production update with respect to the Company's operations. Aroway's current net production is 650 boe/d, which consists of 90% oil from the Company's Peace River Arch core area MarketWire

Quaterra Sues U.S. Government Over Arizona Strip Uranium Land Withdrawal
Quaterra Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: QTA)(NYSE Amex: QMM), together with co-Plaintiff the Board of Supervisors, Mohave County, Arizona, have filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the State of Arizona naming as Defendants the United States Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management. MarketWire

North Bay Resources Inc. (NBRI) Expands Connie Hill Property With Additional Gold-Silver-Copper Deposits
North Bay Resources Inc. (OTCBB: NBRI) ("North Bay" or the "Company") is pleased to report that it has acquired additional claims that significantly expand its 100%-owned Connie Hill Property on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The new claims cover several large gold-silver-copper deposits that are discussed below, and in great detail as part of a NI 43-101 Technical Report issued in 2008. MarketWire

Fertility Centers of Illinois Select Overland Storage SnapSAN Solution for Centralized Data Storage and Automated Backup
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Cytomedix Announces Multiple Poster Presentations at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring 2012
Cytomedix, Inc MarketWire

Medallion Analytics Selects eSignSystems' SmartSAFE for Its Electronic Mortgage Web Services Platform
eSignSystems™, a division of Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX), announced today that Medallion Analytics has licensed and implemented the SmartSAFE™ electronic vault for use in its web-based mortgage audit and analytics solutions. SmartSAFE provides lifecycle management of electronically signed, legally-binding documents and records, meeting ESIGN and UETA compliance MarketWire

Rising Long-Term Care Costs Could Impact Retirement
A volatile stock market, a sluggish economy, a weak employment outlook -- saving and planning for retirement is tougher than ever. Now, the retirement dreams of 7 out of 10 Americans 65 and older who may need some type of long-term care,(1) are impacted by the rising cost of that care. MarketWire

Wonder On the Go With New Wonderopolis Mobile App, Supported by the Verizon Foundation
NEWS FACTS: The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) announced today the mobile availability of Wonderopolis®, a national program that offers a "Wonder of the Day®," a fun, daily post that solves an everyday mystery such as "How Can You Use a Budget," or "Where Does Sea Glass Come From MarketWire

Ivanhoe Mines Announces Agreement to Proceed With a US$1.8 Billion Rights Offering, Open to All Shareholders, With a Standby Commitment From Rio Tinto
Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN)(NASDAQ: IVN)(NYSE: IVN) announced today that it has agreed to proceed with a rights offering to holders of common shares of Ivanhoe Mines to raise up to approximately US$1.8 billion in gross proceeds as part of a memorandum of agreement with majority shareholder Rio Tinto. MarketWire

Ivanhoe Mines and Rio Tinto Sign Omnibus Agreement to Ensure Funding Through to Commercial Production and Additional Expansion at Oyu Tolgoi Copper-Gold-Silver Project
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Smart Card Alliance Plans Diverse Agenda for May NFC Solutions Summit 2012
Whether your interest in Near Field Communication (NFC) comes from a technical or business standpoint, you will have plenty of options in the diverse agenda planned for the Smart Card Alliance's NFC Solutions Summit 2012 MarketWire

Network Equipment Technologies Supports Jordan Ahli Bank's Goal to Enhance Communications
Network Equipment Technologies, Inc MarketWire

New MyGeoTrex Mobile Social Networking Application Launches at DEMO 2012
DEMO Spring 2012 -- MyGeoTrex™ Corporation, (MGT) today announced its new MyGeoTrex social networking mobile application platform for smartphones and compatible tablet devices at the DEMO Spring 2012 Conference being held this week in Santa Clara, CA MarketWire

BodyMedia 'ProConnect' Improves Health/Weight Loss Coaching by Enabling Remote Monitoring of Client/Patient Food & Exercise Regimens
Wearable body monitor specialist BodyMedia, Inc., today announced a remote monitoring and coaching tool for weight loss counselors, fitness trainers and healthcare practitioners with ProConnect, a software product providing online access to client/patient health and wellness data collected by the BodyMedia FIT Armband System MarketWire

VPI's Contact Center Workforce Optimization Solution Ranks First in 13 of 14 Product Categories in DMG Consulting's 2012 Product and Market Report
VPI (Voice Print International, http://www.VPI-corp MarketWire

Scrybe Announces Convo -- the Social Business Network That Unifies Collaboration and Messaging
Scrybe, Inc. today announced it has launched the next generation of Convo, its collaborative social business platform. The new release includes iPhone and Web applications and a more intuitive user interface across all platforms. Additionally, the company renamed its breakthrough collaboration environment from Convofy to Convo, launching the upgrade on their new site www.convo.com. MarketWire

Oracle Delivers Its Most Advanced Service Fulfillment Suite for Communications Industry
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

ERF Wireless Announces Shareholder Conference Call Webcast to Discuss Recent Accomplishments and Outlook for Remainder of 2012
ERF Wireless (OTCBB: ERFB), a leading provider of enterprise-class wireless broadband products and services, announced today that the company will be hosting a shareholder conference call and live webcast on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at 3:30 pm Central MarketWire

Tensilica Promotes Hiroyuki Uchimura to Managing Director of Japan Office
Tensilica®, Inc. today announced that Hiroyuki Uchimura has been promoted to managing director of its Japan office, Tensilica K.K. Mr. Uchimura replaces Masumi Takahashi, who is retiring but staying with Tensilica on a consulting basis. MarketWire

World Energy Solutions to Release Fiscal First Quarter 2012 Earnings Results and Host Conference Call on May 3, 2012
World Energy Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: XWES), a leading energy management services firm, will release financial results for its fiscal first quarter 2012 on Thursday, May 3, 2012, before market open, and will host a conference call later the same morning at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results. MarketWire

Stillwater Mining Company Provides Company Update
STILLWATER MINING COMPANY (NYSE: SWC) (TSX: SWC.U) MarketWire

Masterbranch Unveils New Professional Network for Developers, by Developers
Masterbranch, the site where over 500,000 developers and their 1.5 million projects are profiled, automatically updated and scored, today announced new "Connections" and "Company Wish List" features to enhance professional relations between developers. MarketWire

Ed Sheeran's "SLUMDON BRIDGE" Gets Official Release; Acclaimed Collaboration With Yelawolf to Herald Domestic Arrival of Debut Album, "+"
Elektra recording artist Ed Sheeran has announced the official release of "THE SLUMDON BRIDGE EP," a four-song collaboration with Shady Records/Ghet-O-Vision Entertainment/Interscope Records recording artist Yelawolf. The acclaimed EP will be available via all digital retailers on April 24th. MarketWire

Israeli Airports Authority Chooses Morpho's Advanced Technology CTX/XRD Explosives Detection "System of Systems" for Hold Baggage Screening
Morpho Detection, Inc. (MDI), the explosives and narcotics detection business of Morpho, Safran group's security unit, today announced the Israeli Airports Authority (IAA) has selected its advanced technology "System of Systems" to help meet its stringent hold baggage screening requirements at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport. MarketWire

Milyoni and FANetwork Launch Two Global Live Concert Series on Facebook
Milyoni, the leader in social entertainment, and FANetwork, the premier live event broadcast network and distributor of music and film on social media, today announced a partnership to launch two global concert series on Facebook: Global Sounds and Will Power MarketWire

Medpace CEO and Founder, August J. Troendle, MD, Accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award for Innovation From the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Medpace, Inc. a global full-service clinical research organization (CRO), today announced August Troendle, MD, CEO and Medpace founder, is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Innovation from the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber MarketWire

Sparqlight Debuts Leading Social Workflow Application in Google Apps Marketplace
Sparqlight [www.sparqlight.com], the world's leading cloud-based enterprise social workflow application, announced today that it is available via the Google Apps Marketplace and integrates completely with Google (GOOG) documents. Sparqlight also supports sign-in via Google credentials -- making it simple to get logged in and quickly get work done MarketWire

Global Supply Disruptions Due to Adverse Weather, Labor Strikes, Political Instability and Earthquakes Continue to Impact Companies in 2012
Resilinc Corp., the leading provider of multi-tier supply chain resiliency solutions, today announced that it is seeing increased impact and continuous potential disruptions to global supply chains in 2012 based on the first quarter and the results from 2011 MarketWire

Amerigo Announces Record Q1-2012 Copper Production Results
Amerigo Resources Ltd. (TSX: ARG) "Amerigo" or the "Company") is pleased to announce production results for the first quarter of 2012 from Minera Valle Central ("MVC"), the Company's operations located near Rancagua, Chile. MVC produced 13.88 million pounds of copper and 216,292 pounds of molybdenum during the three months ended March 31, 2012. MarketWire

European Commission approves Linde's acquisition of Air Products' Continental-European homecare business
Linde AG /European Commission approves Linde's acquisition of Air Products'Continental-European homecare business. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. MarketWire

Cinsay Launches and Opens Public Beta for 'Smart Container,' Promising "eCommerce for Everyone," at DEMO Spring 2012
Cinsay, Inc., a Texas-based next-generation social video commerce provider, is launching its Smart Container™ technology at DEMO Spring 2012 today before the technology industry's most prominent media, analysts, investors and entrepreneurs MarketWire

WABCO Wins $570 Million in New Business in Past Four Quarters; Confirms Sales Growth Rate Expected to Outperform Market Growth Through 2016
WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), (www.wabco-auto.com) a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that from Q2 2011 to Q1 2012 the company has entered into contracts with customers globally totaling $570 million of expected cumulative incremental business from 2012 through 2016. MarketWire

BioNitrogen Corp. (BION) Announces Advancement of Mr. Carlos A. Contreras to President & CEO and Member of the Board of Directors
BioNitrogen Corp. (PINKSHEETS: BION), developer of a revolutionary patent-pending technology for converting renewable and abundant biomass waste into high-nitrogen urea and urea fertilizer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Carlos A. Contreras as President & CEO and member of the Board of Directors. MarketWire

Is Maid Service Right For Your Home?
In today's busy work environment, having a maid is no longer reserved for the affluent and upper-classes. Many homeowners are now in a position where maintaining the clean and tidy look of their abodes simply does not fit in with their work and leisure schedules. So, investing in a maid service that you can rely on has become a popular solution for families with busy lives. MarketWire

Boston Therapeutics Receives First Purchase Order From Advance Pharmaceutical
Boston Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: BTHE), a developer of diabetes therapeutics, today announced that it has received its first commercial purchase order for $157,000 from Advance Pharmaceutical Trading Co., a privately-held company based in Hong Kong. MarketWire

ZigMail(R) Unveils Zigit -- Where Email Gets Social
DEMO Spring 2012 - ZigMail, a privately-held software company that provides a hub for your transactional life, today unveiled Zigit, a free web service that allows consumers to share email offers and content across social networks including Facebook and Twitter. Zigit transforms email -- the #1 daily online activity(1) -- into a powerful word-of-mouth referral engine. MarketWire

NeedToEat Debuts Innovative Health and Fitness Application, Empowers Users to Achieve Personal Goals
NeedToEat (www.NeedToEat.com) unveils a powerfully intuitive health and wellness maintenance application designed to empower health-conscious users and to help them achieve healthier, more balanced lifestyles MarketWire

STWA Builds Industry Interest for Its Breakthrough Pipeline Efficiency Technology
STWA, Inc. (OTCBB: ZERO) ("STWA" or the "Company"), a developer of applied solutions for oil and fuel delivery systems in the multi-billion dollar oil pipeline and diesel engine markets, announced today that its attendance of the 2012 Montana Energy Conference has led to productive post-conference industry meetings and further industry recognition for AOT™. MarketWire

Medallion Resources Hires Key Personnel to Implement Rare-Earth Production Strategy
Medallion Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: MDL)(PINKSHEETS: MLLOF)(FRANKFURT: MRD) ("Medallion" or the "Company") announces that it has strengthened its team by adding two new members to assist in the execution of its monazite-based rare-earth strategy. Mr MarketWire

Nordic American Tankers Limited (the "Company") (NYSE: NAT) Announces Filing of Annual Report 2011
Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE: NAT), announced today that it has filed its 2011 Annual Report on Form 20-F with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and the report is available for download on the SEC website at www.sec.gov MarketWire

Metal Storm Limited: $4.65 Million Subscription Agreement; $11.9 Million Secured Debt Eliminated
Metal Storm Limited. (PINKSHEETS: MTSXY) MarketWire

inTEST Corporation Announces Availability of 2012 First Quarter Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast
inTEST Corporation (NASDAQ: INTT), an independent designer, manufacturer and marketer of temperature management products and semiconductor automatic test equipment (ATE) interface solutions, today announced that the Company will host a conference call on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time MarketWire

PositiveTALK(TM) Launches at DEMO Spring 2012
PositiveTALK, LLC announced today the BETA launch of PositiveTALK™, a FREE disruptive social media app for Facebook and Twitter that measures and improves the online "positivity" of people and their friends and following on social networks. MarketWire

TheSquareFoot Launches Commercial Real Estate Leasing Platform at DEMO Spring 2012
TheSquareFoot, an online platform that makes commercial real estate leasing easier, will be launching its alpha version at DEMO Spring 2012 on April 18, 2012 in Santa Clara, California. TheSquareFoot was awarded one of ten student scholarships to showcase their product MarketWire

Crown Dynamics Receives Initial Purchase Order From Quest Products, Inc.
Crown Dynamics Corp., (OTCBB: CDYY) Today announces that the company has received an initial purchase order for AIR® Products from its newly appointed National Distributor, Quest Products, Inc. MarketWire

GreenBytes Receives Patent for Primary Deduplication Technology
GreenBytes® Inc., a developer of high-performance, energy-efficient inline data deduplication storage solutions, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded the company a patent (U.S. No. 8,156,126) for its method of the allocation of data on physical media by a file system that eliminates duplicate data MarketWire

TeleSign Offers an Exclusive Look Into the Mind of a Fraudster
Who: Tony Sales, "Reformed Fraudster" & Ryan Disraeli, VP of Fraud ServicesWhat: Webinar -- Tricks of the Trade from a Reformed FraudsterWhen: Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 10:00-11:00 AM PDTWhere: Live Online Webinar with Q&A Register: https://www2.gotomeeting MarketWire

Video Game Character Aims to End Climate Change Through the Power of Playsourcing
XEOPlay™, the game developer that brought you the first accelerometer iPhone game, announces the launch of Tilt World™. Nicole Lazzaro, CEO of XEOPlay, will introduce Tilt World to audiences at DEMO Spring 2012 in Santa Clara, CA on Wednesday, April 18 at 9:00 a.m MarketWire

Join ExxonMobil, Petrobras, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Jefferies and Others Next Week at the HiAlpha(TM) Energy Investment Conference in NYC
HiAlpha™ Events is pleased to announce David S. Reed, Senior Energy Advisor for the Corporate Strategic Planning Department of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) as the keynote speaker for the HiAlpha™ Energy Investment Conference. His presentation will be on "The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040." MarketWire

Right On Interactive Selects Clarus Communications to Lead Messaging and Public Relations Efforts
Clarus Communications (www.teamclarus.com), a business-to-business (B2B) public relations agency focused on driving revenue growth for clients, has been tapped to lead the messaging and public relations efforts for Right On Interactive. Based in Indianapolis, Right On Interactive (www.rightoninteractive MarketWire

Sleep Apnea Treatment and At-Home Study With New Jersey Cosmetic Dentist
According to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), sleep apnea is a condition that affects nearly 18 million Americans, 10 million of which have not been diagnosed MarketWire

Feldman Extends Exclusivity Period
Feldman Mall Properties, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FMLP) (the "Company") made the following announcement: MarketWire

Huntsville Plastic Surgeon Says Cosmetic Procedures Are on the Rise
Dr. David Durst, a plastic surgeon in Alabama, says he has seen a dramatic increase in the number of plastic surgery procedures requested at his practice. While non-invasive and surgical cosmetic enhancements have always been popular, Dr. Durst says there has been a growing rise in demand for procedures such as tummy tucks and breast augmentation in Alabama MarketWire

Las Vegas Plastic Surgeons Discuss Recent Breast Augmentation Popularity
According to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), breast augmentation increased by 4% to over 307,000 procedures performed by plastic surgeons across the country in 2011. As the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure being performed right now, Dr. Samuel Sohn, a plastic surgeon in Las Vegas, and his partner Dr MarketWire

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon Releases Quarterly Newsletter to Enhance Patient Education
Dr. James Vogel, a plastic surgeon in Baltimore, recently released his practice's newsletter providing the latest cosmetic enhancement specials available at his office and information on advancements in aesthetic procedures from hair restoration to breast augmentation. Dr MarketWire

Odessa Cosmetic Dentistry Practice Now Offering 6 Month Smile Makeover
At his center for cosmetic dentistry in Odessa, The Art of Dentistry, Dr. Robin Rutherford has announced he will now be offering a smile makeover treatment plan called 6 Month Smiles® for treating misalignment in his patients' teeth and helping improve the straightness of their smile MarketWire

E&C Activity Increases With Spending Momentum in Chemical Processing Industry, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Increased momentum in capital spending for the Chemical Processing Industry (CPI) can be measured by using many different factors, including the number of active or proposed projects, while also comparing these against projects that have been cancelled, delayed or put on hold MarketWire

Performance Marketing Firm Ads Direct Announces Expansion Into 30 New International Markets
As the Internet expands, the world itself almost seems to shrink; it is easier and easier to connect with clients, investors, or markets in other parts of the world. As such, more and more advertisers are seeking to tap into the potential offered by international markets. This is easier said than done, however, and requires the considerable resources of a vast, expansive online network MarketWire

No Leash Needed Boosts Health of Dogs Through Socialization
The Chicago Tribune recently released an article that highlights the importance of socialization for dogs. No Leash Needed, a St. Louis-based dog training, day camp, and boarding facility, uses socialization to improve the health of clients' dogs. But the facility is taking the benefits of socialization further by using it to help foster dogs prepare for their new homes. MarketWire

Nova Development Launches the Spring 2012 Mac(R) SuperBundle(TM)
Nova Development, a consumer unit of leading global software developer and publisher Avanquest Software (EURONEXT PARIS: AVQ), is proud to announce the release of the Spring 2012 Mac® SuperBundle™ software suite. MarketWire

NetworkClean Launches Free Beta Service to Safeguard Social Networking Reputation for Facebook Users
Social networking sites are a ubiquitous feature in millions of people's daily lives, helping them manage both business and personal relationships, but not without drawbacks MarketWire

Lattice Is Recognized as "Core Partner" by Huawei
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that Huawei Technology Co., Ltd., a global leader in telecommunications network solutions, has recognized Lattice as a "2011 Core Partner." Huawei cited Lattice's quality, delivery, technology cooperation and service as among the reasons for the prestigious recognition MarketWire

Illume Mobile's SaleSentral Mobile App Helps RL Hudson Streamline Its Sales Force
MacroSolve, Inc MarketWire

Russell Developed Europe Index: Year-to-Date the Rain Mostly Falls in Spain
Year-to-date performance for the constituents of the Russell Developed Europe Index through April 13th, 2012: MarketWire

The Tri-Screen Connection Announces Web-e-Books(R) and Advanced HTML5 e-Books Publishing and e-Bookstore
The Tri-Screen Connection today announced that it has completed initial development of Web-e-Books®, an operational HTML5 e-publishing solution and e-bookstore for online and offline e-book reading on PC/laptops, tablets, and smartphones MarketWire

Trellis Earth Products Launches "Go Green for Free" Compostable Cutlery Campaign for Seattle-Based Coffee Companies
Trellis Earth Products, Inc. (OTCQX: TREL), a leading manufacturer of sustainable bioplastic finished goods, today announced that it has launched a marketing campaign to show Seattle-based coffee companies that its USDA BioPreferred, ASTM Certified Compostable cutlery is available for delivery at prices that match conventional plastic cutlery MarketWire

DataSift Launches Big Data Week, Bringing Together the Greatest Minds in Big Data From Around the World
Big Data Week, a series of community-led events and hackathons relating to Big Data, kicks off on 23rd April in the UK, US, Germany, Finland and Australia. With the exploding volume, velocity and variety of digital data being created, how companies can manage and analyze this Big Data is emerging as a growing imperative and opportunity MarketWire

Silver Tail Systems Extends Presence in Federal Market to Help Government Agencies Combat Attacks on Web-Based Infrastructure
Silver Tail Systems, the leading provider of web session intelligence, today extended its efforts to help the U.S. Federal government enhance the online security of the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and Federal Civilian agencies. Silver Tail Systems is appointing a Federal sales organization, striking a key partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp MarketWire

Korean Telecom Giant KT Corporation Steps Up Its Cooperation With EnterpriseDB on Their Open Source-Based Database Solutions
EnterpriseDB, the leading worldwide provider of PostgreSQL and Oracle compatibility products and services, today announced a partnership with KT Corporation (NYSE: KT) MarketWire

Phoseon Technology Delivers High Performance UV LED Pinning Lamp
Phoseon Technology has begun shipments of its newest UV LED product line targeting high-speed, high-quality digital inkjet pinning applications. The new FireEdge™ FE200 specifically addresses the rapidly growing inkjet market by matching the length of today's most popular inkjet print head dimensions. MarketWire

VST New Products Announcement
VST has released a series of new and updated products in connection with the 24th Annual Exposition of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) being held this week in Portland, Oregon. MarketWire

Fairmont Rewards New Loyalty Club Members With Special Offers for the Middle East
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

Market Research Forecasts the Wireless Health Market at $38 Billion by 2016
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Wireless Health Market (WLAN, WMAN, WPAN, SENSORS, SMARTPHONES, TABLET PC, MOBILE APPS) - Global Trends, Opportunities, Competitive Landscape & Forecasts Till 2016" to their collection of Information Technology market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch MarketWire

Market Research Forecasts Public Cloud Application Platforms to Reach $2.1 Billion by 2015
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Worldwide Public Cloud Application Platforms 2011-2015 Forecast," to their collection of Internet Applications market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/IDC-v2477/Worldwide-Public-Cloud-Application-Platforms-6888390/ MarketWire

Market Research Forecasts Ophthalmic Pharmaceutical Market Growth at 4.6% CAGR Through 2016
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "The Ophthalmic Pharmaceutical Market Outlook to 2016" to their collection of Therapeutic Area market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/Business-Insights-v893/Ophthalmic-Pharmaceutical-Outlook-6889172/ MarketWire

Actress Cynthia Nixon Reveals How Rosacea Has Impacted Her Life
Award-winning actress Cynthia Nixon reveals for the first time ever that she has rosacea in a new online public service announcement in collaboration with the National Rosacea Society MarketWire

ASSA ABLOY acquires Frameworks Manufacturing Inc
ASSA ABLOY has acquired FrameworksManufacturing Inc, a US manufacturer ofinterior aluminum frames and doors. MarketWire

Galapagos gives R&D update
MarketWire

MorphoSys AG: Announcement of the Convening of the General Meeting in Munich/Germany on 31/5/2012 according to 121 AktG (German Stock Companies Act) with the objective of Europe-wide distribution
MorphoSys AG /MorphoSys AG: Announcement of the Convening of the General Meeting inMunich/Germany on 31/5/2012 according to §121 AktG (German StockCompanies Act)with the objective of Europe-wide distribution. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement MarketWire

MorphoSys Nominates Karin Eastham and Marc Cluzel as New Supervisory Board Members
MorphoSys AG /MorphoSys Nominates Karin Eastham and Marc Cluzel as New Supervisory BoardMembers. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. MarketWire

Statoil accepts bid for Statoil Fuel & Retail - further strengthens upstream focus
Statoil ASA's Board of Directors (OSE:STL, NYSE: STO) has decided topre-accept, subject to certain conditions, a cash offer from AlimentationCouche-Tard (TSX: ATD.A and ATD.B) for the shares in the listed energy andretailcompany Statoil Fuel & Retail ASA (OSE: SFR) at a consideration of NOK 53pershare (adjusted for any dividends and other distributions after 31 December2011) MarketWire

BonTerra Resources Inc. : Bonterra Assays Multiple Gold Zones, Eastern Extension Property, Quebec
BonTerra Resources Inc. : Bonterra AssaysMultiple Gold Zones, Eastern Extension Property, Quebec. MarketWire

Tucoola Launches Next Generation Social Learning Platform That Delivers Kids Skills Enhancement and School Readiness at DEMO Spring 2012
Tucoola wants you and your preschool-aged children to try a new technology platform that personalizes their skills development with free online interactive games and activities in six languages. The company today announced the official launch of its Social Learning Platform at the DEMO Spring 2012 Conference in Santa Clara, CA. Tucoola (http://www.tucoola MarketWire

FriendsLearn Launches Facebook 'Food Fight' as Part of 'Hot' Social Apps Presenting at DEMO Spring 2012 in Silicon Valley
FriendsLearn, a privately-held Silicon Valley social and mobile gaming company that aims to transform learning through revolutionary educational experiences, today announced that it will present its newest 'learnified' real-time 3D game, Fooya, at The DEMO Conference in Santa Clara, California at 3:00 p.m., April 19 as part of DEMO's 'hot' new social media applications presentations. MarketWire

Travelers Get a Guardian DealAngel to Find the Best Hotel Deals and Filter Out the Rip-Offs
DEMO Spring 2012 - DealAngel (www.dealangel.com) launched today at the DEMO Spring 2012 conference to provide real-time visibility into hotel deals online. DealAngel uses pricing analytics to rank hotel offers by value rather than price alone, in order to sort fact from fiction with online hotel deals. MarketWire

Looqiloo Enables Video Sharing of Products You Love
Looqiloo, a video sharing site for the products people love, is launching today at DEMO Spring 2012 taking place April 17-19, 2012 in Santa Clara, Calif. With Looqiloo, anyone can easily upload personal videos about their favorite products and share them with their friends, family and social networks MarketWire

Jennifer Clary's "The Silent Thief" Honored as One of Only Two American Films at Roma Independent Film Festival
After a successful reception at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, rising star director Jennifer Clary (www.jenniferclary.com) heads to Rome, Italy to attend the Roma Independent Film Festival for the screening of her critically acclaimed thriller, "The Silent Thief MarketWire

Cisco, Cognitec, Videx, Wave Systems, and SIA Chairman Jay Hauhn Discuss Security Solutions in SecurityStockWatch.com Thought Leadership Interviews
CISCODr. Guido Jouret, Vice President and general manager of Cisco's Emerging Technologies Group, told us, "We are committed to accelerating the physical security industry toward all-IP solutions because we believe this creates greater efficiency and flexibility for customers MarketWire

Salamon Group, Inc. (SLMU) Tenders Offer to Shareholders and Board of Directors to Energy Conversion Devices (ENERQ.PK)
SALAMON GROUP, INC. (OTCQB: SLMU)(PINKSHEETS: SLMU) has sent a letter of offer to the board of directors and the Company's Registration Offices (CRO) of Energy Conversion Devices (PINKSHEETS: ENERQ). This offer is for up to 100% of all issued and outstanding shares of the Company. The offer is in exchange for up to 5 million shares of Salamon Group, Inc. (SLMU). MarketWire

Annual General Meeting 2012: Tecan shareholders endorse all motions proposed by the Board of Directors
Tecan Group AG /Annual General Meeting 2012: Tecan shareholders endorse all motions proposed by the Board of Directors . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Declaration of dividend
The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Beter Bed Holding N.V. that was held on 18 April 2012 declared a final dividend of € 0.63 per ordinary share of nominally € 0.02 each for the 2011 financial year. GlobeNewswire

Northern Logistic Property ASA : NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
(Oslo, 18 April 2012 - Northern Logistic Property ASA) GlobeNewswire

Annual General Meeting of GAM Holding AG
GAM Holding AG /Annual General Meeting of GAM Holding AG. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Sanoma News helps companies in ecommerce - Huuto Outlet, the largest online outlet store in Finland, is now open
Press release 18 April 2012 GlobeNewswire

AboveNet Announces Expiration of "Go-Shop" Period
White Plains, N.Y., April 18, 2012 - AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE: ABVT) ("AboveNet") today announced the expiration of the 30-day "go-shop" period pursuant to the terms of the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of March 18, 2012, by and among AboveNet, Zayo Group, LLC and Voila Sub, Inc GlobeNewswire

European Commission approves Linde's acquisition of Air Products' Continental-European homecare business
Linde AG /European Commission approves Linde's acquisition of Air Products' Continental-European homecare business . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Leading French transport group RATP Dev optimizes recruitment with Lumesse TalentLink
Cutting-edge SaaS solution supports strong growth and meets international recruitment needs. London/Paris, 18 April, 2012 - Lumesse, Europe's leading independent talent management solutions provider, has been chosen by France-based transport group RATP Dev to implement its new e-recruitment process based on the SaaS technology of Lumesse TalentLink GlobeNewswire

Wessanen to publish Q1 2012 results press release on 27 April 2012
Royal Wessanen nv will publish its Q1 2012 press release on Friday 27 April before market opening (at 7h15 CET). GlobeNewswire

Cermaq ASA : Notice of annual general meeting
The annual general meeting will be held in the auditorium at Grev Wedels plass 5 in Oslo, Norway on Wednesday 9th May 2012 at 13.00 hrs. Please find enclosed notice of Cermaq ASA's annual general meeting, including appendices. A printed version (hardback) of the notice will be sent by post by 18th April 2012 to all shareholders GlobeNewswire

OP-Pohjola Group Research Foundation's first merit award to Professor Bengt Holmström
Press Release, 18 April 2012OP-Pohjola Group Research Foundation has granted its first EUR 40,000 merit award to Professor Bengt Holmström for his achievements in economics. At the same time, OP-Pohjola Group Research Foundation and Kyösti Haataja Foundation have distributed some EUR 1.1 million in research grants GlobeNewswire

Cermaq ASA : Annual Report 2011 for Cermaq ASA
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SpareBank 1 SMN :Presentation of 1st quarter 2012
SpareBank 1 SMN, SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge, and SpareBank 1 Gruppen are presenting 1st quarter 2012   Time: Thursday 26 April 2012 at 5.00 pm Place:Thon Hotel Vika Atrium, Munkedamsv GlobeNewswire

Outotec to deliver iron ore pelletizing technology to Gol-E-Gohar, Iran
OUTOTEC OYJPRESS RELEASE APRIL 18, 2012at 12.00 PM GlobeNewswire

Veidekke acquires Swedish construction company Brinkab AB
As a stage in the Veidekke group's focus on the Swedish market, Veidekke Entreprenad AB has acquired the company Brinkab AB, which operates primarily along the Norrland coast to the Stockholm area and in Kiruna GlobeNewswire

Nordic American Tankers Limited (the "company") (NYSE:NAT) announces filing of Annual Report 2011.
Hamilton, Bermuda, April 18, 2012. GlobeNewswire

Eltek ASA: Invitation to presentation of first quarter 2012
Eltek ASA will present the result of the first quarter 2012 Thursday 26 April at 08:30 am. The company will be represented by CEO Colin Howe and CFO Pål Skistad. GlobeNewswire

R. STAHL presents the annual financial statements 2011:
R. STAHL AG /R. STAHL presents the annual financial statements 2011:. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Rezidor Hotel Group: Kurt Ritter a New Member of British Travel Industry Hall of Fame
Award to Rezidor's President & CEO presented in London GlobeNewswire

Preliminary drilling results
Stavanger, 18 April 2012: Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco) is currently drilling exploration well 7228/1-1 on the Eik prospect in the Barents Sea. GlobeNewswire

ÅF signs major consulting agreement with the Swedish Defence Material Administration, FMV
For further information: Johan Olsson, President, Technology Division +46 70 249 00 75 Viktor Svensson, Executive Vice President, Corporate Information +46 70 657 20 26 ÅF has, in collaboration with the consulting companies Combitech and Sjöland & Thyselius, won a major framework agreement with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV. GlobeNewswire

Neste Oil to publish its first quarter results on 26 April 2012
Neste Oil Corporation Press Release18 April 2012 at 9.00 (EET) GlobeNewswire

2011 COMPARATIVE FIGURES FOR RAPALA'S NEW SEGMENT STRUCTURE
Rapala VMC CorporationStock Exchange ReleaseApril 18, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.Rapala VMC Corporation ("Rapala") will change its reportable operating segments from January 1, 2012 onwards. On December 23, 2011 Rapala announced sale of the gift business, which represented nearly 50% of Other Group Products segment 2011 sales GlobeNewswire

Heineken N.V. Trading Update - First Quarter 2012
Amsterdam, 18 April 2012 - Heineken N.V. today announced its trading update for the first quarter of 2012. In the quarter: GlobeNewswire

Yara AGM and new buy-back program
Oslo (2012-04-18): Yara International ASA will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 10 May at 18:00 CEST at Bygdøy allé 2, Oslo. The Board asks the General Meeting to authorize a new share buy-back program GlobeNewswire

Metro International First Quarter Results 2012
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Recommended cash offer by Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. to acquire 100% of the shares of Statoil Fuel & Retail
Oslo, Norway, 18 April 2012 - Statoil Fuel & Retail ASA (Oslo Børs, Ticker: SFR) ("Statoil Fuel & Retail" or the "Company") announced today an agreement with Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. ("Couche-Tard"; TSX: ATD.A and ATD GlobeNewswire

Imtech: 80 million euro orders for technology solutions in two 335 metre-high towers in Moscow and expansion of Saint-Petersburg airport
Gouda - Royal Imtech N.V. (IM-AE, technical services provider in and outside Europe) announces that it has obtained orders through the recently acquired Turkish technical services provider AE Arma-Elektropanç for technology solutions in both two new to build 335 metre-high towers in the centre of Moscow as well as an extension of the Pulkovo Airport in Saint-Petersburg, both in Russia GlobeNewswire

Klövern has received 99.8 percent of the shares in Dagon
On 6 December 2011, Klövern announced an offer to the shareholders in Dagon to acquire all outstanding shares in Dagon. At the end of the second and final extension of the acceptance period on 16 April 2012 the offer had been accepted by shareholders representing 23,548,862 shares, corresponding to 99.78 percent of the votes and capital in Dagon GlobeNewswire

Storebrand ASA : Annual General Meeting of Storebrand ASA - 18 April 2012
Annual General Meeting of Storebrand ASA - 18 April 2012   The General Meeting in Storebrand ASA passed the following resolutions, see attached document.   Lysaker, 18 April 2012   This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. GlobeNewswire

INVITATION TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF NORDIC MINES AB (PUBL)
Translation from Swedish GlobeNewswire

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