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Government of British Columbia: BC Coroners Service Identifies Male Found on Beach
INFORMATION BULLETIN MarketWire

BMO Harris Bank Financial Tip of the Week: New Holiday Traditions Save Time and Money
As part of BMO Harris Bank's ongoing commitment to financial literacy and Making Money Make Sense, BMO Harris is providing weekly financial tips. This week's tip provides ideas for new holiday traditions. MarketWire

Notification Industry Leader Send Word Now Highly Commended for BCI Middle East Awards
Send Word Now, the leading provider of on-demand alerting, response, and incident management services, announced today that the company was highly commended at the BCI Middle East Awards in the category of Business Continuity Provider of the Year 2012. The company had been short-listed under the categories of Business Continuity Innovation of the Year and Business Continuity Provider of the Year MarketWire

Exclusive $20 Sign Up Bonus for New Players at Titan Poker and Titan Bet
Effective immediately, newly signed-up players at Europe's popular online gaming brands, Titan Poker and Titan Bet, are welcomed with a $20 Sign-up Benefit Package, which will provide them a head start at beginning their online gaming experience. MarketWire

Songa Offshore SE : Mandatory Notification of Trade
Chairman and interim CEO in Songa Offshore SE ("the Company"), Mr Jens A. Wilhelmsen, has today transferred 80,600 shares in the Company from Hajfa Ltd, a company controlled by Mr Jens A. Wilhelmsen to a private account owned by Mr Jens A. Wilhelmsen. Total number of shares controlled by Mr Jens A. Wilhelmsen is unchanged after this transfer. GlobeNewswire

GOGL - Cancellation of treasury shares
The Board of Directors of Golden Ocean Group Limited (the "Company") has decided to cancel the treasury shares that the Company holds. GlobeNewswire

RomReal : Financial Calendar for 2013 - Quarterly Reporting and Annual General Meeting Dates
This is a correction of the announcement from 07:00 27.12.2012 CET GlobeNewswire

Regulated information - Ageas reports on the progress of share buy-back programme
Further to the initiation of the share buy-back programme announced on 6 August 2012, Ageas reports the purchase of 250,832 Ageas shares on NYSE Euronext Brussels in the period from 17 until 21 December 2012. GlobeNewswire

Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.: Oyu Tolgoi Celebrates Commissioning of Concentrator Complex
Turquoise Hill Resources (TSX: TRQ)(NYSE: TRQ)(NASDAQ: TRQ) announced that Oyu Tolgoi today celebrated the commissioning of the mine's concentrator with an event attended by Minister of Mining D. Gankhuyag and other members of the Mongolian Parliament. Minister Gankhuyag commemorated the occasion by activating the concentrator's ore-processing circuit for the first time. MarketWire

Magnum Hunter Resources Announces Closing of Williston Basin Properties
Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRC) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRD) (NYSE MKT: MHR MarketWire

STONESOFT SHARE SUBSCRIPTIONS WITH STOCK OPTIONS
Stonesoft Corporation Stock Exchange Release December 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. GlobeNewswire

Randgold Resources Announces Fire at Tongon plant
MarketWire

Share subscriptions with Kesko's 2007B and 2007C options
KESKO CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE NOTIFICATION 27.12.2012 AT 09.30 1(1)  GlobeNewswire

Notice of extraordinary general meeting of Dannemora Mineral
NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING OF DANNEMORA MINERAL GlobeNewswire

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

ASSA ABLOY acquires 4Front in the US
ASSA ABLOY has acquired the US company4Front, leader in docking systems.4Front offers a complete product range around docking systems as well as alargevariety of accessories. MarketWire

Full Circle International Continues to Grow Despite Weak Economy
Full Circle, www.fullcircleatl.com has been growing despite a weak economy. With the fiscal cliff rapidly approaching, it's a wonder Full Circle is experiencing one of its biggest quarters on record. The client base for Full Circle has expanded from sports and entertainment venues to leaders in the Satellite Television and Entertainment industries MarketWire

Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District Responds to State Fines for the Santa Clarita Valley's Failure to Meet State Chloride (Salt) Limits and State Timeline
The Board of Directors of the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District (District) moved swiftly last week in response to the State of California's levy of a $280,250 fine on the property owners of the Santa Clarita Valley MarketWire

Kinross Issues Clarification Regarding Announcement by Southridge Enterprises
Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX: K)(NYSE: KGC) would like to clarify a news release issued by Southridge Enterprises Inc. ("Southridge") on December 26th, 2012 announcing a joint partnership between itself and Kinross relating to the Cinco Minas and Gran Cabrera properties in Mexico MarketWire

Premier Holding Corp. Shareholder Letter
In an open shareholder letter dated today, newly appointed Premier Holding Corp. (OTCBB: PRHL) (the "Company") chief executive officer Randall Letcavage explained a series of transactions, press releases and 8Ks dating back to Oct MarketWire

J.D. Nichols and Brian F. Lavin to Acquire 100% of Public Interest in NTS Realty Holdings for $7.50 per Unit in Cash
(NYSE MKT: NLP) -- NTS Realty Holdings Limited Partnership ("NTS" or the "Company") announced today that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with entities created and controlled by J.D. Nichols, the founder and Chairman of NTS, and Brian F. Lavin, the President and CEO of NTS. Upon consummation of the merger, all of the outstanding partnership units of NTS not owned by Messrs MarketWire

Reed's to Begin Trading on NYSE MKT Monday, December 31, 2012
Reed's, Inc. (NASDAQ: REED), maker of the top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide, announced today that the Company expects to begin trading on the NYSE MKT on December 31, 2012. The Company's common stock will continue to trade under the ticker symbol "REED." MarketWire

Universal Lubricants(R) Reports 2012 Surge in Demand for Its Advanced, Eco-Friendly Motor Oils and Lubricants
John Wesley, CEO of Universal Lubricants®, a leader in sustainable energy solutions, today called 2012 "a turning point in sustainable business practices." MarketWire

Illinois Small Businesses Secure a Health Insurance Cooperative
After fighting for nearly two years to receive approval and funding for a health insurance cooperative in the State of Illinois, the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) is excited to learn Illinois received funding for its first health insurance cooperative. MarketWire

West Announces First Quarter 2013 Dividend
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced that its Board has approved the payment of a first-quarter 2013 cash dividend of $0.19 per share. The dividend will be paid on February 6, 2013 to shareholders of record on January 23, 2013. MarketWire

Umbrella Research Initiates Coverage on TNI BioTech
TNI BioTech, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TNIB), a biotech company combating fatal diseases through the activation and mobilization of the body's immune system using patented immunotherapy, is pleased to announce that Umbrella Research has initiated coverage on TNI Biotech, Inc. The full report is posted on the Company web site at http://www.tnibiotech MarketWire

ARC Announces Corporate Name Change to ARC Document Solutions
ARC (NYSE: ARC), a leading document solutions company in the U.S., today announced that it will formally change its Delaware corporate name from American Reprographics Company and will henceforth be known as ARC Document Solutions, Inc MarketWire

World Moto, Inc.: Circulars to Revolutionize Advertising
World Moto, Inc. (OTCBB: FARE) (OTCQB: FARE) (BERLIN: WM7) (BERLIN: A1J8SY) ("World Moto" or the "Company") is pleased to announce its new technology to display advertisements in stunning full motion graphics on revolving motorcycle wheels MarketWire

The 15 Days After Christmas May Be Cause for Concern?
You gathered with family and friends, exchanged gifts, cooked a feast, and shared in the holiday cheer. Overall, you had a joyous holiday! Now, you are contemplating keeping the Christmas tree up until the New Year. You may want to think again. Michael Pruitt, fire safety expert, presents the following safety tips: MarketWire

Denver-Based Arthouse Design Commissioned to Develop Branding and Interior Building Signage for Premier Development in Downtown Greenville, SC
Arthouse Design (www.arthousedenver MarketWire

Michigan Retailers Association: Early Season Holiday Shopping Proved Strong
While the results of the 2012 holiday shopping season in Michigan aren't yet known, sales remained solid through November, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. MarketWire

Leading Energy Company to Pilot Mattersight's Predictive Behavioral Routing to Reduce Outsourcer Costs
Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) today announced the signing of a pilot contract for its Predictive Behavioral Routing solution MarketWire

More Than $305,000 in Jackpots in Just Days at Red Hawk Casino
Red Hawk Casino celebrated the holidays with more than $305,000 in jackpots to several lucky players in the last four days. Voted "Best Casino" in the KCRA viewers' poll, as well as the Strictly Slots and Casino Player Magazine readers' polls, Red Hawk is home to more than 2,200 of some of the luckiest and loosest slots. MarketWire

You Can Find Deals Every Month of the Year
Don't worry that you may have missed the year's best deals because you didn't buy that big screen TV on Black Friday. Or that you will pay too much to replace your refrigerator that just went kaput. Retailers will tell you that there are great deals throughout the year if you know when to look. MarketWire

Ram Power Announces Corporate Credit Facility Amendment Providing for Payment-in-Kind of Interest and Fees
Ram Power, Corp MarketWire

Consumers Can Find Deals Throughout the Year
Don't worry that you may have missed the year's best deals because you didn't buy that big screen TV on Black Friday. Or that you will pay too much to replace your refrigerator that just went kaput. Retailers will tell you that there are great deals throughout the year if you know when to look. MarketWire

Catapult's Data Center Achieves Energy Star Certification
Catapult International has announced that one of its data centers has received the Energy Star certification from the US Environmental Protection Agency. MarketWire

Bloomfire Named a Brandon Hall Gold Award Winner for Best Advance in Social Learning Technology
Bloomfire, the company that is revolutionizing knowledge sharing in business, today announced that the company has been awarded the Gold Award for Best Advance in Social Learning Technology from Brandon Hall MarketWire

Rapid Fire Marketing Announces Company Status at OTCMarkets.com Is Now "Current Information"
Rapid Fire Marketing (PINKSHEETS: RFMK) announced today that Rapid Fire Marketing is now attained the status of "OTC Pink Current Information" at OTCMarkets.com MarketWire

Jenne Expands Avaya's Radvision Scopia Offering for Resellers, Providing Training Through Jenne University and a Range of Dedicated Pre- and Post-Sales Support
Jenne, Inc., a leading value-added distributor of IP telephony, audio and video conferencing, unified communications, data networking and IT security products, announced that it is now providing comprehensive training on the Avaya video portfolio, beginning with a course on the Avaya Scopia solution and taking place next month at Jenne University MarketWire

Allen Levine Named Business Litigation Practice Group Leader at Becker & Poliakoff
Becker & Poliakoff, a multi-practice business law firm with more than 155 attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals in 18 domestic and international offices, has appointed Allen M. Levine, a shareholder in the firm's Ft. Lauderdale office, to chair the Business Litigation Practice Group MarketWire

Zephyr Real Estate Honors Loyal Team Members
Zephyr Real Estate announced its long-term service recognition at a recent awards ceremony. With a combined total of 365 years of experience, 29 people were honored for their loyalty, dedication and commitment. Recipients received a gift from Tiffany's in the coveted turquoise box. MarketWire

E-World Online Helps Manufacturers Reduce Costs and Stabilizes Funding Stream for Processors
E-World Online, a leading provider of electronics recycling solutions, announced today that it has already met the 2012 extended producer responsibility (EPR) e-waste weight requirements for its electronics manufacturer clients in 10 states while supporting continuous funding for free and convenient electronics recycling in states regulating e-waste collection MarketWire

GOGL - Financial Calendar
Golden Ocean Group Limited plans to release its financial statements on the following dates in 2013: GlobeNewswire

Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) Gets Rated By Interactive Buyside Community with $25 Price Target
The analyst community of Interactive Buyside has issued an initiation report on Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) with a long rating and a $25 price target. The independent analyst's thesis summary on the company is as follows: GlobeNewswire

Solvay completes the acquisition of Sunshield Chemicals in India
Brussels, December 27th, 2012 - Solvay announced today the closing of the acquisition of a controlling interest in Sunshield Chemicals Limited, an Indian surfactants producer, in accordance with the applicable regulatory requirements GlobeNewswire

Largest Startup Debut Ever Showcases New Companies and Innovation During CES
Startup Debut (www.startupdebut.com), the events division of social media marketing firm SocialRadius (www.socialradius MarketWire

BASi Reports Further Improvement in Profitability Before Restructuring Charges for the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2012
Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BASI) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended September 30, 2012. MarketWire

Ring in a More Prosperous New Year With Five Financial Resolutions
Turning over a new leaf is easier said than done, and trying to do too much at one time can be a set up for failure. However, with proper planning and execution, important small changes can eventually add up to big results. MarketWire

PropThink: ViroPharma's Strengthening Financial Profile & Pipeline Indicate Long-Term Upside
Shares of ViroPharma (NASDAQ:VPHM) have been pressured in 2012 (falling over 17% as of December 26), as generic competition for one of its drugs has eaten into sales and profits. And while generic competition is never a welcome sign for pharmaceutical companies, ViroPharma is poised to overcome the issue, due to a strengthening balance sheet, and a promising pipeline GlobeNewswire

Warburg Pincus and Cinven reduce seats in Supervisory Board Ziggo
Warburg Pincus and Cinven reduce seats in Supervisory Board Ziggo GlobeNewswire

Baja Mining Announces New Chief Financial Officer
Baja Mining Corp. (TSX: BAJ)(OTCQB: BAJFF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nigel Kirkwood as Chief Financial Officer, effective December 27, 2012. MarketWire

Tom Anderson Appointed to BlueTarp Financial's Board of Directors
BlueTarp Financial, the leading trade credit and marketing services provider for the building supply industry, today announced it has named Tom Anderson to its board of directors. MarketWire

Lightower Fiber Networks to Merge With Sidera Networks
MarketWire

Professor Anthony J. Costello, M.D. Agrees to Conduct Pre-Clinical Testing and Lead the Clinical Trials in Asia and Southeast Asia of Urodyne, Inc. and Hyperdyne, Inc., Subsidiaries Being Created by Trimedyne
TRIMEDYNE, INC. ("Trimedyne") (OTCBB: TMED) today announced Professor Anthony J. Costello, M.D., Head of the Department of Urology of the Royal Melbourne Hospital of the University of Melbourne (Australia), will serve as Lead Investigator in Asia and Southeast Asia, subject to their receiving funding, of the three (3), 300 patient, randomized, controlled clinical trials of Urodyne, Inc MarketWire

DSST Exceeds 50,000 Milestone on Internet-Based Testing Platform in 2012
The Nationally recognized DSST program -- which offers students a cost effective, time-saving way to use knowledge acquired outside the classroom to test for credit towards their college degree-seeking goals -- has surpassed 57,000 exams this calendar year. This is the first time the program has reached the 50,000 test milestone since moving to Internet-based testing (IBT), in 2006 MarketWire

Gov. Snyder Proclaims January as "Discover Michigan Snow Sports Month" and Encourages Residents to Learn a Snow Sport
Understanding the importance of winter recreational activities, Governor Rick Snyder has issued a proclamation declaring January as "Discover Michigan Snow Sports Month." MarketWire

MEDIA ALERT: December 2012 ADP National Employment Report(R) to Be Released on Thursday, January 3, 2013
WHAT:ADP®, a leader in human capital management services, will release the ADP National Employment Report for December 2012 on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 8:15 a.m. ET. The data will be posted on www.ADPemploymentreport.com and issued via a Marketwire news release. ***Please note that the release will be issued on a Thursday due to the New Year's holiday MarketWire

Somfy Motorization Integrated by Worthington in Z-Wave Alliance Booth #20800 at CES 2013
Somfy Systems, Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of radio-controlled motors (Radio Technology Somfy® -- RTS) for interior and exterior window coverings, will have its motorization solutions featured in an interoperability display sponsored by Worthington Distribution at the Z-Wave Alliance Booth #20800 during the 2013 International CES. MarketWire

Q Therapeutics' Collaborators at Johns Hopkins Are Awarded Funding From National Institutes of Health
Q Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that its collaborators at The Johns Hopkins University have been awarded $1.3 million in a third year of grant funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) MarketWire

Verde Media Group Is Pleased to Announce That Winter's Wind Is Coming to New Hampshire
Verde Media Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VMGI) is pleased to announce that "Winter's Wind" will show theatrically at The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, in Plymouth New Hampshire, Saturday December 29th, after great double showing in Massachusetts. MarketWire

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Completes $1 Million Financing With Technology Partners
Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (OTCQB: TNXP) ("TONIX" or the "Company"), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for challenging disorders of the central nervous system ("CNS") including fibromyalgia ("FM") and post-traumatic stress disorder ("PTSD"), has raised $1 MarketWire

W. P. Carey Completes EUR 34.6 Million Sale-Leaseback Financing With Agrokor
W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a real estate investment trust ("REIT") specializing in corporate sale and leaseback and build to suit, single-tenant construction financing, announced today that CPA®:17 - Global, one of its publicly held non-traded REIT affiliates, has acquired a portfolio of eight retail stores in Croatia. MarketWire

LiveWire Ergogenics Expands Retail Markets Throughout Northeastern United States With Garber Bros., Inc. and Progressive Food Products, Inc.
LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. (OTCBB: LVVV) (OTCQB: LVVV) has expanded the retail markets for its LiveWire Energy™ chews in the northeastern United States with food wholesaler and distributer Garber Bros., Inc. and with food broker, Progressive Food Products, Inc., both of Stoughton, MA. MarketWire

Hansen Medical to Present at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN), a global leader in intravascular robotics, today announced that President and CEO Bruce Barclay is scheduled to present at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. The conference is being held January 7-10, 2013 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, California MarketWire

Systemair increases ownership in HSK, Turkey
Systemair AB (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: SYSR) acquired 70 percent of the shares of the Turkish company HSK in August 2012. HSK is Turkey's leading manufacturer of air handling units and turnover for 2012 estimated around EUR 22 million. Systemair acquired a further 20 percent of the shares in HSK on December 21. GlobeNewswire

National Consumer Research Institute Predicts Top Five Health Trends for 2013
The growth of food waste consciousness, mini-meals, gluten-free products and mainstream veganism top the health trends expected to make headlines in 2013, according to a second annual forecast by a leading national research group studying health-related attitudes and behavior in America. MarketWire

New Regional Business Development Manager Comes on Board With Chassis Plans
Jim Sherrill has joined the Chassis Plans team as Regional Business Development Manager for Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Sherrill is a seasoned professional in the high performance computing and storage space with more than 15 years in sales, market development, and business development. MarketWire

Hydroxycut Encourages Couples to Support One Another's Weight Loss Efforts
New Year's resolutions are part of the American tradition, and the coming of 2013 appears no different, as many are planning to pursue goals for weight loss and improved healthy lifestyles. While these resolutions often carry a stigma of going unfulfilled, a recent article from The U.S MarketWire

GreenWorld Restoration(TM): Michael Torres Supports Ikea's People & Planet Positive Strategy, Efforts to Improve Community Sustainability
With the green movement continuing to hold the momentum it has gained over the last few years, an increasing number of companies are looking at their environmental impact and adjusting operations to minimize the damage that they have on the natural world. According to Business & Leadership, Ikea has taken this task to heart MarketWire

Dr. Alavi: San Diego Is Perfect Place for Plastic Surgery Tourism Trend
Although many medical and cosmetic procedures may seem necessary, very few patients look forward to the actual surgery and subsequent recovery. In terms of plastic surgery, advanced tools and practices have allowed skilled surgeons to provide more comfort to patients who are apprehensive of the process MarketWire

SFIMA Panel Shares the Secrets to Online PR Success
Out with the old, in with the new! Companies ready to shift to a more effective online PR strategy will want to attend the South Florida Interactive Marketing Association's first event of the new year, "Using Search and Social Media to Maximize Online PR MarketWire

Top Tips for Training Your Dog
(Family Features) Sit. Stay. Heel. These simple commands can make a huge difference in the life of a pet parent. Whether you're introducing a new dog or puppy to the family, or you have a dog with some behavior issues, training can help ensure a well-adjusted pet and a happier family. MarketWire

Start Your Healthier Future Today
(Family Features) When it comes to losing weight and getting into shape, good intentions are never quite enough. And there's not a quick-fix solution, either. It takes a well-balanced approach and a commitment to making healthy, long-term changes. MarketWire

Protect Your Home From Winter's Chill
(Family Features) When the temperatures drop, the last thing you need is for your heating or plumbing system to act up. Some basic maintenance can help to ensure your home plumbing and heating systems are functioning properly. MarketWire

Kauppalehti's statutory personnel negotiations concluded
Alma Media Corporation      Press release    December 27, 2012 at 11:00 (EET) GlobeNewswire

Aker Solutions signs Alvheim contract
27 December 2012 - Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Marathon Oil Norge for the delivery of subsea trees to the Alvheim field on the Norwegian continental shelf. Contract value is undisclosed. GlobeNewswire

Biotie reports top-line data from clinical study with nepicastat (SYN117) in post-traumatic stress disorder
BIOTIE THERAPIES CORP. STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 27 December 2012 at 9:00 a.m GlobeNewswire

BW Offshore: Financial calendar 2013
BW Offshore will publish its financial reports on the following dates in 2013. GlobeNewswire

Vizrt Signs USD 555,000 Broadcast Graphics Deal with TV Station in Eastern Europe
Bergen, Norway, December 27, 2012. Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ) GlobeNewswire

Swordfish Financial, Inc. Announces Its New Appointments of New Chief Financial Officer and Chief Technical Officer
Swordfish Financial, Inc. (OTCQB: SWRF) completes leadership transformation achieving another milestone in the continuing advancement and positioning of the Company. Today it is announced that K. Bryce Toussaint (K. Bryce) has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer and Noel Trevino as Chief Technical Officer. MarketWire

Toyota Announces Sales and Production Plans for CY2013
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces today its CY2013 sales and production plans, as shown below ACN Newswire

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