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RIM axes two new handsets to focus on 'BlackBerry London'
BlackBerry makers Research in Motion has reportedly cancelled two of the three planned handsets that it was to introduce this year, and is now developing just one model, the 'London' showcasing its new BlackBerry 10 operating system. ANI

Russell Asia Pacific Index: 2011 Recap
The Russell Asia Pacific Index reflected a yearly return of (-15%) for 2011. Conversely, for the first 3 days of 2012 the Russell Asia Pacific Index reflected a gain of (+2.3%). MarketWire

Axios Closes on Private Placement
Axios Mobile Assets Corp. (CNSX: ASA) is pleased to announce a private placement of 265,000 units of the Company at a price of $0.12 per unit for total proceeds of CDN $31,800. Each unit will consist of one common share and one-half of one transferable share purchase warrant MarketWire

Tely Labs Named as CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award Honoree
Tely Labs today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for telyHD MarketWire

Laramide Completes Second Tranche of Private Placement
Laramide Resources Ltd. ("Laramide" or the "Company") (TSX: LAM) has completed a second tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement (the "Offering"). The second tranche consisted of an additional 750,000 units (the "Units") at a price of $0.80 per Unit for gross proceeds of $0.6 million MarketWire

DISH Now Streaming Thousands of On-Demand Movies and TV Shows to iPad
(NASDAQ: DISH) -- DISH Network L.L.C. announced today it has enhanced its popular DISH Remote Access app for the iPad® to allow DISH customers to watch thousands of on-demand streaming movies and TV shows. DISH made the announcement at the 2012 International CES. MarketWire

Acer Presents Aspire Timeline Ultra
Since Acer rolled out the first Ultrabook in September 2011, the company has extended the product's unique features across its mainstream line of notebooks with 14-inch and 15-inch models. Acer today unveils the Aspire Timeline Ultra featuring 8 hours of battery life, high performance and a 2-spindle design in an Ultrabook MarketWire

AcerCloud Connects All Personal Devices Securely for Anytime, Anywhere Access to Digital Media and Data
Acer today previewed its upcoming AcerCloud, which securely connects all personal smart devices for anytime, anywhere access. Featuring Acer Always Connect technology, users can retrieve multimedia and data files anytime, even when their main PC is in sleep (standby/hibernation) mode MarketWire

Acer Unveils World's Thinnest Ultrabook: Aspire S5
Acer unveiled the world's thinnest Ultrabook with the Aspire S5, an ultra-slim device that measures only 15 mm at the maximal point. It weighs less than 1.35 kg (less than 3 lbs.) and is built with a 13.3-inch (34 cm) LCD MarketWire

Thuuz Android App for Google TV Gives DISH Customers Instant Alerts of Most Exciting Moments in Sports
(NASDAQ: DISH) -- Never again will a DISH Network L.L.C. customer miss the exciting moments of a great sporting event. DISH has partnered with Thuuz to create an enhanced Google TV application that helps avid sports fans instantly find the best live and upcoming games to watch on television. MarketWire

Hunt Valley Animal Hospital Partners With Poodle Rescue Center
A local animal vet clinic has joined forces with a pet rescue organization to aid animals waiting to find a loving home. Hunt Valley Animal Hospital has initiated a partnership with Mid-Atlantic Poodle Rescue (MAPR), a non-profit organization dedicated to finding new families for poodles throughout Maryland and Virginia MarketWire

Scarsdale Veterinarian Announces American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Accreditation
Dr. Michael Woltz, a veterinarian and Director of Central Animal Hospital in Scarsdale, New York, announced that the veterinary hospital has once again been awarded its accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) MarketWire

Las Vegas Chiropractor Experienced in Legal Testimony for Personal Injuries Advocates Attorney Representation
Dr. Benjamin Lurie of The Neck and Back Clinics advises victims of personal injuries to seek legal counsel as soon as possible to protect themselves and ensure that they will be able to obtain the necessary rehabilitative treatments as most third party payers do not guarantee payments to physicians MarketWire

Kingwood Chiropractic Center Launches New Website
Coy Chiropractic announced the launch of its newly revamped website, The new site is designed to expand patients' access to educational resources on natural pain management and injury recovery. Features include a 'Community Content' wellness center, 3D Spinal Simulator, and chiropractic blog MarketWire

Chiropractor Announces Ellisville Car Accident Injury Care
Ellisville-Suiter Chiropractic Center announced that the practice provides care for patients recovering from car accident injuries, including whiplash. Dr. Leonard Suiter uses a whole body approach to wellness to help patients heal and manage pain, incorporating adjustments, acupuncture, massage therapy and corrective exercises MarketWire

Grand Rapids Chiropractor to Speak at Two Dinner & Wellness Events Sponsored by Get Healthy Michigan
Dr. Michael Kwast, a Grand Rapids chiropractor who runs two Peak Performance Chiropractic clinics in the area, will speak at two Dinner & Wellness events sponsored by the Get Healthy Michigan initiative in January 2012. Dr. Kwast was chosen as the spokesperson for the Grand Rapids area as the speaker for the events MarketWire

Ottawa Chiropractor Promotes Natural Healing at Health & Wellness Expo
Dr. Kahlid Mankal of Barrhaven Family Chiropractic Centre in Nepean, ON is president and founder of the first annual Barrhaven Health & Wellness Expo which will be held from 9am-4pm on Saturday, January 21, at the Walter Baker Centre, 100 Malvern Drive MarketWire

Wayne and Paoli Pain Relief Office Announces New Website
Back, Neck, Joint PAIN CARE of the Main Line announces that the practice has launched a new website, The pain relief practice provides non-invasive relief for back and neck pain sufferers, as well as for individuals struggling with chronic joint pain conditions MarketWire

Forget The Plastic(TM) -- Pay the Tab With Your Phone Tonight at Sunset Cantina After BU Hockey Game at Agganis Arena
PXT Money, a mobile payment and discount program company, is offering BU hockey fans a $5 free sign-up gift they can use to help pay the bill at Sunset Cantina, Big City, or Sunset Grill after tonight's game at Agganis Arena. MarketWire

December fleet update
Songa Venus remained on location for Petronas Carigali, Malaysia through-out the period. The rig was shut down during the majority of the period and completed earlier announced repairs and testing of re-worked BOP components on December 19.The unit achieved 100% operating efficiency for the remainder of the period after re-commencing operations. GlobeNewswire

Novartis Consumer Health Inc. voluntarily recalls certain over-the-counter products in the US while Novartis Group strengthens quality standards across all manufacturing sites
Novartis International AG /Novartis Consumer Health Inc. voluntarily recalls certain over-the-counter products in the US while Novartis Group strengthens quality standards across all manufacturing sites . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

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