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Harmonic Announces Second Quarter 2012 Reporting Date
Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that it plans to report its results for the second quarter 2012, after market close on July 24, 2012.Harmonic will host a conference call to discuss its financial results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific (5:00 p.m. Eastern) on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. A listen-only broadcast of the conference call can be accessed either from the Company's website at www ACN Newswire

Zhone Technologies Awarded Extensive Broadband Project with Pend Oreille County Public Utility District
Contacts Aurora Arlet Zhone Investor Relations Edelman for Zhone Public Relations Tel: +1 510.777.7013 Tel: +1 404.460.8578 Fax: +1 510.777.7001 E: aurora.arlet@edelman.com E: investor-relations@zhone.comNorth American service provider establishes fiber network in broadband stimulus projectOakland, CA - July 12, 2012 - Zhone Technologies, Inc ACN Newswire

Correction: JCBI Opens Office in Brazil
JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB, the only global payment brand based in Japan, is pleased to announce that JCB International do Brasil Representação Comercial Ltda., founded in March 2012, began operations in São Paulo, Brazil on July 1, 2012 ACN Newswire

MHI Licenses Deck Machinery Manufacture and Marketing to Imabari Shipbuilding
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has signed an agreement with Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, Japan, under which MHI licenses production and marketing of deck machinery ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Enhances Global Lineup of tsClinical Solution Services for Clinical Drug Development
Fujitsu today announced the availability, beginning in Japan and the US in September, of an enhanced lineup of its tsClinical solution services for clinical drug development ACN Newswire

Hong Kong's Better Living Expo Back with More Lifestyle Items, Services
Hong Kong's newest trade and public fair, the Better Living Expo, will return 20-22 July with an expanded offering of lifestyle products and services. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Paper Communication Exhibition Services (PCES), the show at AsiaWorld-Expo will welcome more than 270 exhibitors ACN Newswire

SDK to Start Producing Bio-based Biodegradable Plastic
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK), at its Tatsuno Plant in Hyogo Prefecture, has succeeded in producing biodegradable polyester resin Bionolle(TM) on a commercial scale using bio-derived succinic acid. SDK has started providing film-grade samples of this product.Bionolle(TM), which can be fully decomposed after use into water and carbon dioxide, has been used in compost bags and mulch films ACN Newswire

Ashland Inc. third-quarter earnings webcast set for 9 a.m. EDT, July 26
July 11, 2012COVINGTON, Ky. - Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) today announced that it will conduct a live webcast with investors on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at 9 a.m. EDT to discuss preliminary financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2012. The company's results will be issued earlier in the day. In attendance at the presentation will be: James J ACN Newswire

Healthcare Review: Hemispherx BioPharma, Orexigen Therapeutics & Obagi Medical Products Jump
U.S. Stocks are experiencing another cut on Wednesday despite the fact that Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced about $80 billion worth of spending cuts and sales tax hikes to save his country from ongoing financial crisis. Below is a look at some of the mid day headlines for companies that made news in the healthcare sector on July 12, 2012 ACN Newswire

Organic Alliance Issues Special Letter to Shareholders
Organic Alliance, Inc. (OTCQB: ORGC), a global grower, shipper and distributor of fresh foods focusing on organic and Fair Trade agriculture, today issued the following Special Letter to Shareholders. MarketWire

Salem's 94-FM the Fish/Nashville Partners With Salem's KLTY/Dallas to Deliver Nightlight(TM) With Andrea to National Audience
Salem Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SALM), a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and conservative opinion content, announced today Nightlight™ with Andrea will make its Nashville debut Friday, July 13th from 7pm-12mid on Salem Communications' contemporary Christian 94-FM the Fish MarketWire

UPDATE: Las Vegas Sands Set to Release Gaming Industry's First Formally Verified Environmental Report
Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) will continue its innovative sustainability efforts by releasing the first Environmental Report in the gaming industry to be formally verified by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) MarketWire

Sigma Designs Demonstrates Progress of Strategic Plan
Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of connected media platforms, today announced that it is mailing the following letter to its shareholders: MarketWire

Las Vegas Sands Set to Release Gaming Industry's First Formally Verified Environmental Report
Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) will continue its innovative sustainability efforts by releasing the first Environmental Report in the gaming industry to be formally verified by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) MarketWire

FamilyCare Health Plans to Donate $2 Million to COMP-Northwest
FamilyCare Health Plans Inc. will give $2 million to the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest for scholarships supporting osteopathic medical students interested in primary care. MarketWire

Industries Honored for Being "Good Corporate Citizens"
The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County today sent Certificates of Recognition to 575 companies for being "good corporate citizens" for the year 2011. These companies have met their limits for wastewater discharge for at least a year, maintained their environmental equipment and fulfilled all permit requirements MarketWire

FEMSA Schedules Conference Call to Discuss Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. ("FEMSA") (NYSE: FMX) (BMV: FEMSAUBD) (BMV: FEMSAUB) is pleased to invite you to participate in its Second Quarter 2012 Conference Call that will be held on: MarketWire

InFocus Introduces New Low Cost Short Throw Projectors for the Office and Classroom
InFocus Corp., a digital display technology leader and visual collaboration champion, has launched a series of new short throw projectors to its award-winning lineup. The IN114ST, IN124ST and IN126ST short throw projectors provide big images in tight spaces, long lasting brightness, and are available at a low price point to fit into tight office and classroom budgets. MarketWire

Holden Roofing Recognized for Top Customer Service in Texas
In a survey taken among Texan customers who recently either received repairs to their existing roofs or new installations, Holden Roofing scored highly in every recorded category. Holden Roofing is a family owned business with locations throughout the great state of Texas MarketWire

Chai-Na-Ta Corp.-Notice of Intent to Dissolve
Chai-Na-Ta Corp. (the "Corporation") (OTCBB: CCCFF), announced that pursuant to section 211 (7) of the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Corporation has obtained a Certificate of Intent to Dissolve from Corporations Canada dated July 9, 2012. MarketWire

DigitalGlobe Extends Track Record of Outstanding Performance in Meeting EnhancedView Contract Commitments
DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, has once again met commitments for its EnhancedView contract by completing a series of upgrades to its ground systems MarketWire

Brekeke Releases New Version of Brekeke SIP Server
Brekeke Software, developer of SIP telephony software for enterprises and service providers, today announced the release of Brekeke SIP Server v3, the latest version of the most trusted SIP servers on the market MarketWire

China Education International, Inc. Provides Company Overview
China Education International, Inc. (OTCBB: CEII) ("CEII" or the "Company"), a manager of private schools and educational organizations in China, today provided an overview of its operations as part of its efforts to inform the public about the Company. MarketWire

Anadarko Schedules Second-Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call for July 31
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) MarketWire

UPDATE: Ma'aden Awards Bechtel Prefeasibility Study for Copper and Zinc Smelters
Ma'aden has awarded Bechtel the prefeasibility study contract for its proposed copper and zinc smelter projects in Saudi Arabia. The multibillion-dollar potential projects are set to include the construction of two world-class smelters. MarketWire

Agricon Global Corporation Announces Completion of Private Placement
Agricon Global Corporation (Agricon) (OTCBB: AGRC), announced today the completion of its initial private placement of 1,220,000 shares of its common stock. MarketWire

Unity Wins Best Engine at Develop Awards, Recognized by AlwaysOn Global 250 and OnMobile Top 100
Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity multi-platform engine and development tools, is thrilled to share that Unity was awarded top honors in the Best Engine category at the 2012 Develop Awards. Additionally, Unity Technologies was recently chosen by AlwaysOn as a winner for both the AlwaysOn Global 250 and OnMobile Top 100. MarketWire

2GIG Technologies Earns Top Spot in Utah Valley's Top 50 Companies Based on 3-Year Growth of 1,426%
Utah Valley Business Quarterly has named 2GIG Technologies, the Lehi, UT-based developer of security and home automation systems, number one of its top 50 fastest growing companies. This distinction is based on three-year growth of 1,426% MarketWire

BioNitrogen Corporation Retains Dorsey & Whitney as General Counsel
BioNitrogen Corporation (PINKSHEETS: BION) announced today it has retained Dorsey & Whitney as its general counsel. MarketWire

SEI to Announce Second-Quarter Earnings on Wednesday, July 18, 2012
SEI Investments Company (NASDAQ: SEIC) announced today that it intends to release second-quarter earnings on Wednesday, July 18, 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

Impac Mortgage Expands Into Reverse Mortgages
Impac Mortgage is expanding its footprint in the mortgage lending industry by adding Reverse Mortgages to its growing menu of mortgage products. Impac Mortgage is taking advantage of the growing trend in mortgage lending by expanding its operations, while other major financial institutions are exiting the marketplace MarketWire

FormFactor to Announce Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results on August 1
FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) will report financial results for its 2012 second quarter on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. The public is invited to listen to a live webcast of FormFactor's conference call on the Investors section of the company's web site at www.formfactor.com MarketWire

KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT Acquires First Mortgage Loan Secured by Orlando, Fla., Office Portfolio
KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT, a publicly offered, non-traded real estate investment trust based in Newport Beach, Calif., has announced the acquisition of a non-performing first mortgage loan collateralized by Primera/University Court, a three-building office portfolio in Orlando, Fla., totaling 106,672 square feet. MarketWire

Vitelity Contributes to Help Colorado Wildfire Victims
Leading Voice over IP (VoIP) technology provider, Vitelity Communications, contributes $1000 to the Neighbors in Need Wildfire Relief Fund to assist with Colorado wildfire relief efforts. MarketWire

Northwest Energy Angels Exceeds $1 Million Investment Milestone
Northwest Energy Angels (NWEA) (www.nwenergyangels.com) has invested a total of $1,132,000 in six clean technology companies during the first half of 2012. This six month total is the fastest the group has reached the $1 million investment mark, and puts the NWEA on target to surpass their previous annual investment record of $1.3 million of 2011 MarketWire

OPIC Selects GATE Global Impact as Originator in Enterprise Development Network
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government's development finance institution, has selected GATE Global Impact, a New York-based financial services company, to serve as an originator for a growing alliance with the private sector designed to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) expanding into emerging markets overseas. MarketWire

Devcon Security Implements New Package Especially for Seniors
Devcon Security, a residential and commercial security provider servicing a customer base of nearly 300,000, today announced the launch of its new "Security Plus," that will allow seniors to more effectively utilize their security systems. The new package includes an emergency panic button for medical emergencies, a detector for smoke or carbon monoxide and two-way vocal communication services. MarketWire

Cicero's Development Corporation Completes Renovation of Holiday Inn University Center in Pittsburgh on Time, on Budget
Cicero's Development Corporation, a leading full-service commercial renovations contractor for more than 40 years, today announced it has completed renovation of the Holiday Inn University Center Hotel in Pittsburgh, on time and on budget MarketWire

SavATree Volunteers at Green Chimneys
On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, the senior management team from SavATree participated in their annual Volunteer Day where they provided their services and expertise to the nationally renowned non-profit organization, Green Chimneys. MarketWire

Warmington Tapped to Build First New Ladera Ranch Homes Since 2008
Costa Mesa-based Warmington Residential California has been selected by Rancho Mission Viejo to build the first new neighborhood in four years within the gated village of Covenant Hills in Ladera Ranch in south Orange County. MarketWire

Barlow Respiratory Provides Development Project Updates to Community
The only hospital of its kind in Southern California, Barlow Respiratory Hospital today launched a new website aimed at informing Los Angeles County residents about the proposed Barlow Hospital expansion and development project and the critical need for a new facility MarketWire

Jenne, Inc. Helps Integrator Intelligent Enterprise Solutions Compete for Long-Term Federal Customers Against Larger-Tier VARs
Jenne, Inc., a leading value-added distributor of IP telephony, audio and video conferencing, unified communications, data networking and IT security products, delivers the kind of support that allows its customers to succeed against even the most formidable competitors MarketWire

All Eyes on Russia as Eastern Europe Travel Market Shifts Online
Online booking is finally gaining a foothold in Eastern Europe, one of online travel's last frontiers. According to a forthcoming report from travel industry research authority PhoCusWright (www.phocuswright.com/products/4099), just 16% of Eastern Europe's total travel market was booked online in 2011, but that figure will reach nearly one fourth (23%) by 2013. MarketWire

Seven Arts Entertainment Announces the US Theatrical Release of "Drunkboat"
Seven Arts Entertainment Inc. ("Seven Arts") (NASDAQ: SAPX) today announced the US theatrical release of "Drunkboat" (the "Film"). The film will be released on Friday, July 13th, exclusively through AMC Movie Theatres throughout major cities to include Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Boston. MarketWire

juwi Wind Commences Construction of the Community Wind South Wind Project in Minnesota
juwi Wind has commenced construction of the 30 MW Community Wind South wind farm in Nobles County, Minnesota. The project northwest of Worthington will feature the tallest turbines in the state. MarketWire

Front Row Networks, Inc. Signs Latest Deal With SENSIO for Worldwide Cinema and Home Theater Video-on-Demand
Writers Group Film Corp. (OTCQB: WRIT) announced Thursday that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Front Row Networks, Inc., a Los Angeles-based concert production, financing, and distribution company, reached an agreement with SENSIO Technologies Inc. (SENSIO), a Montreal-based 3D technology company to bring Live 3D events to cinemas. MarketWire

Global Market for X-Rays to Spike to Over $9.0 Billion by 2017
TriMarkPublications.com cites in its newly published "Medical Imaging Markets" report that the global market for X-rays will spike to over $9.0 billion by 2017. For more information, visit: www.trimarkpublications.com/products/Medical-Imaging-Markets.html. MarketWire

Merchant Warehouse Announces Major Presence at RSPA's RetailNOW
Merchant Warehouse®, a leader and innovator in payment solutions and merchant account services, announced its expanded presence at RetailNOW 2012, the premier convention and expo for all professionals in the retail technology industry, organized by the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA). MarketWire

Waste Management and the San Diego Convention Center Unite to Vanquish Waste at Comic-Con
Waste Management has joined forces with leaders of the San Diego Convention Center for this year's Comic-Con in a quest to save more recyclables than ever from the clutches of local landfills. MarketWire

Bunchball Expands Partner Network to Provide Gamification to Enterprise Companies
Core News Facts: Bunchball, the pioneer and market leader in gamification, and Perficient, a leading information technology consulting firm serving North American enterprises, today announced a partnership to bring optimized, highly leveraged gamification solutions to Global 2000 customers MarketWire

Survey Finds Parents Do Their Homework for Back-to-School Shopping
It's the height of summer vacation, but there's still plenty of studying going on -- this time by parents who are doing their homework in preparation for back-to-school shopping. In the 2012 Back-to-School Survey from Lands' End and Momtrends, 87 percent of parents said they educate themselves before shopping for back-to-school MarketWire

InterMed Expands Breadth of Services in Southern Maine
InterMed, a premier Maine-based healthcare provider, today announced significant progress in its efforts to accommodate increasing patient demand and offer a greater range of specialty practices in Southern Maine. Today, InterMed marked the completion of an extensive renovation and expansion project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its 259 Main Street location in Yarmouth Village. MarketWire

Unemployment Rate for People With Disabilities Reaches Three-Year Low, Allsup Finds
The unemployment rate for people with disabilities dropped to its lowest quarterly rate in more than three years during the second quarter of 2012 and applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits continued to stabilize, according to a study by Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security disability representation and Medicare plan selection services. MarketWire

MCW Energy Group Continues Growth of Its MCW Fuels Division With Acquisition of Ocean Pacific Fuels Inc.'s Valero-Branded Reseller Distribution Agreements
MCW Energy Group Limited, a Canadian holding company with two divisions focused on value creation: (1) MCW Fuels Inc MarketWire

Judicial Watch Obtains Records From ICE Regarding President's Illegal Alien Uncle Onyango Obama
Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has obtained records from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding President Obama's illegal alien uncle, Onyango Obama, who was arrested in August 2011 on drunken driving charges in Framingham, Massachusetts MarketWire

vCom Solutions Announces Launch of New Website
vCom Solutions, the pioneer of Telecom Management as a Service, announced today the launch of its redesigned website at www.vcomsolutions.com. vCom works with clients looking to achieve substantial savings over their telecommunications spend, eliminate billing errors and consolidate the management of multiple vendors, contracts and invoices. MarketWire

Cozy Up to Las Vegas Headliners With VEGAS.com's Meet and Greet Experiences
Perfecting their handshakes and determining which camera angle creates the perfect photo opp, the VEGAS.com experts are putting fans up close and personal with their favorite Las Vegas headlining cast members. Offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, show enthusiasts can go behind the scenes and meet the beloved stars of Sin City with VEGAS.com's meet and greet show deals. MarketWire

The Sheepdogs Ready With Atlantic Debut Album; First Single, "The Way It Is," Premiering Now Exclusively via RollingStone.com; Eagerly Awaited Release Sees The Black Keys' Patrick Carney Among Producers; U.S. Headline Tour This Fall With Dates Beginning September 16th in Niagara Falls, N.Y.; "THE SH
Atlantic recording group The Sheepdogs have announced the release of their hugely anticipated label debut album. "THE SHEEPDOGS" arrives everywhere on September 4th. MarketWire

Eversync Announces New Line of Total Data Protection Appliances, Including Its First Software Virtual Appliance, All Featuring New Eversync OS 5.0 Software
Eversync, developer of total data protection solutions, today announced the release of its new hardware product line including Eversync OS 5.0 MarketWire

Commerzbank AG Prague Branch Achieves Full Business Continuity for Its Banking Platform With Vision Solutions
Vision Solutions, Inc., the world's leading provider of information availability software and services, announced today that Commerzbank AG, Prague Branch, is using Double-Take Availability as part of its business continuity strategy for its electronic banking servers. Commerzbank is one of Germany's largest banking institutions with branches across Europe MarketWire

Massachusetts, California and New Jersey Top List of States With Highest Auto Subrogation Recovery Rates
Results are now available for the 2012 Auto Subrogation Study conducted by Ward Group on behalf of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP). Based on study findings, Massachusetts, California, and New Jersey were the states that recorded the highest gross subrogation recovery ratios. MarketWire

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. Announces Its Second Quarter Distribution
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. (NASDAQ: DMLP) announced today the Partnership's second quarter 2012 cash distribution. The distribution of $0.456351 per common unit represents activity for the three-month period ended June 30, 2012 and is payable on August 2, 2012 to common unitholders of record as of July 23, 2012. MarketWire

Janet Moyer Landscaping Recommends Smart Irrigation Controllers for Beautiful and Water-Efficient Gardens
Janet Moyer Landscaping (JML), a full-service landscaping company in San Francisco devoted to addressing the unique challenges of urban gardens, proposes some advice for better water management during Smart Irrigation Month, July 2012 designated by the Irrigation Association. MarketWire

Cooper Holding Seeks New Corporate Counsel
The Cooper Holding Corporation (PINKSHEETS: COHO) today announced that its Board of Directors, at a meeting held on June 18th, 2012, has approved a motion to replace current counsel. MarketWire

Fero Industries Announces Corporate Restructuring
Fero Industries (OTCBB: FROI) (the "Company"), today announced that a majority of the Company's shareholders had approved the removal of two (2) board members, changing of the corporate name to PharmaRoth Labs, Inc., a roll back of a previous stock dividend, and the election of Luis Lopez as Chairman of the Board of Directors. MarketWire

StopTheHacker Announces New Partnerships With Hosting Giants DreamHost and ServInt
StopTheHacker, one of tech's hottest and award-winning startups based in San Francisco, CA, announced today major new partnerships with hosting giants DreamHost and ServInt, supplementing StopTheHacker's market reach with an additional 1.5 million domains. MarketWire

Acquisition of AP France by dapd Complete
On July 12, 2012, the dapd media holding AG, via its French subsidiary Sipa News, took over the French service of the international news agency Associated Press (AP). After Sipa Press and Diora News, this is the third company dapd has taken over in France. This takeover makes dapd the largest agency partner of AP worldwide. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. MarketWire

Corbin Named New Investment Advisor at TopLine Federal Credit Union
Ryan Corbin has joined TopLine Federal Credit Union as an Investment Advisor with TopLine Investment Services' Plymouth office at 4190 Vinewood Lane in the Rockford Road Plaza. MarketWire

Rose Financial Services Honored as 100 Best-Run Companies in Greater Washington
Rose Financial Services (RFS), the Premier U.S. Based Finance and Accounting Outsourcing Firm, is a 2012 SmartCEO 100 Best-Run Company, a program by SmartCEO magazine. This prestigious accolade honors 100 companies that have experienced consistent growth and are leaders within their industries MarketWire

New Research From Randstad Sourceright and Everest Group Highlights Growing Demand for Multi-Country RPO
Randstad Sourceright, a global talent leader, today announced findings of its recent research conducted in conjunction with Everest Group, a leading global consulting and research firm, on the prevalent service delivery models of Multi-country Recruitment Process Outsourcing (MCRPO) and their business impact on global recruitment processes MarketWire

New York State Chooses Accela for Statewide Enterprise e-Licensing System
After a thorough selection process, the State of New York has tapped the Accela Automation® platform from California-based Accela, Inc. to meet the state's diverse needs for a scalable, configurable and innovative Enterprise e-Licensing System MarketWire

Texas Technology Leaders and Innovators Honored in Austin
e.Republic's Center for Digital Government and Government Technology Conference Southwest honored public leaders and agencies for their tireless work in information technology (IT) at the 2012 Bob Bullock Award and Best of Texas awards ceremony held in Austin, Texas. MarketWire

Informtest and STAr Technologies Join the AXIe Consortium
Informtest, Ltd. and STAr Technologies, Inc. have recently joined the AXIe Consortium. AXIe (AdvancedTCA extensions for instrumentation and test) is an open modular test standard that enables a robust ecosystem of components, products and systems for general purpose instrumentation and semiconductor test. The AXIe Consortium, Inc MarketWire

BasketPong Now Available at Tailgating Ideas Online Store
XPS, creator of innovative and exciting games for recreation, fun and tailgating, is pleased to announce that its new BasketPong™ game is now available for sale on the Tailgating Ideas online store: Shop.TailgatingIdeas.com. BasketPong combines the competitiveness and skill of games like basketball and darts with the excitement of other outdoor activities such as bean bag toss or corn hole. MarketWire

SalesQuest Announces Jim Leary as Chief Technology Officer
SalesQuest®, the industry leader in high tech sales intelligence and the publisher of CRUSH Reports on Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies, welcomes Jim Leary as Chief Technology Officer. MarketWire

High-Income Pet Lovers Drive Veterinary Test Sales: Kalorama
The $1.5 billion animal testing market was driven by one factor more than any other in 2011, according to Kalorama Information: high-income earners spending more on care for their pets, including veterinary test products. The healthcare market research publisher estimated testing revenues for food animals as well as testing performed on pets MarketWire

Virtual Contact Center Added to Momentum's Suite of Cloud Services
Momentum, a leading provider of digital voice services and broadband management, is now offering an advanced hosted contact center for improved customer relations and increased productivity. This new service provides businesses with an innovative, cloud-based solution to bring efficiency to all varieties of call centers. MarketWire

Liberator Hires Sean Hougham as Vice President of Manufacturing
Liberator, Inc. (OTCBB: LUVU) (OTCQB: LUVU), a progressive, vertically integrated company capitalizing on the emerging sexual wellness revolution through the worldwide marketing of the Liberator® brand, is pleased to announce the addition of Sean Hougham, 43, as Vice President of Manufacturing. MarketWire

spalook.com Announces the Addition of Erno Laszlo
spalook.com, one of the most trusted online sources for high-performance luxury skin care and beauty essentials, has added the skin care brand Erno Laszlo to its assortment of premium beauty products. MarketWire

Marin Software Finds UK Marketers Increase Spend on Tablet Advertising in Q2
A new report, released today by Marin Software, found that UK advertisers are reacting to consumers' increasing mobile usage, by shifting search advertising budget towards tablet devices MarketWire

National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2012 Our Town Grant Award to Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
In the news release, "National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2012 Our Town Grant Award to Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA," issued earlier today by Montserrat College of Art, we are advised by the company that the figures in the first paragraph should read "$75,000 of a $150,000 matching grant" rather than "$80,000 of a $160,000 matching grant," as originally issued MarketWire

Breker Verification Systems Secures $5 Million in Funding
Breker Verification Systems, The SoC Verification Company, today announced that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding. MarketWire

MacPractice Announces New iPad Patient Registration Clipboard Apps
MacPractice, the leading Apple developer of practice management and clinical software for doctors' offices on Macs, iPhones and iPads, today announced the launch of MacPractice MD, DDS, DC and 20/20 Clipboard iPad Apps that will streamline patient registration and leverage the efficiency and ease of use of Apple's innovative iPad to save time and reduce the risk of data entry errors. MarketWire

Healthcare Payers Struggle With Online Customer Service, New Healthx Infographic Finds
Health insurers miss the mark when it comes to serving members online, portal software company Healthx reports. MarketWire

Companies Across Several Industries Join the Workday Cloud
Workday Inc., the leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources (HR), payroll, and financial management, today announced seven companies that have recently selected Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) to meet the needs of their evolving workforces and business environments. MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology Introduces New Powdered-Iron-Based, WPC-Compliant Rx Coil for 5 V Wireless Charging Circuitry
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced a new powdered-iron-based, WPC-compliant (Wireless Power Consortium) receiving coil for the wireless charging of 5 V portable electronics MarketWire

Celebrate "Return to Earth," the 43rd Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Splashdown on the USS Hornet With Special Guest Retired NASA Astronaut Jose M. Hernandez
Relive the heyday of the U.S. space program as the USS Hornet celebrates the 43nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 "Return to Earth" Splashdown on July 21. Special guest retired astronaut Jose M. Hernandez will talk about his flight aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery as part of STS-128 and the time spent at the International Space Station during August and September 2009. MarketWire

Intersil Introduces Industry's First RS-485 Transceivers to Operate at 1.8V
Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) today introduced the industry's first RS-485 transceivers that can operate from supply voltages as low as 1.8V, eliminating the need for a 3.3V or 5V power supply. MarketWire

ALC Becomes an Associate Member of AHIP
American Logistics Company (ALC), a national passenger transportation management company that specializes in special needs transportation services for the healthcare industry, school districts and transit agencies, today announced it has joined America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), a national trade association representing the healthcare industry. MarketWire

TeleFix Communications to Attend 16th Annual Government Procurement Conference
TeleFix Communications (OTC: TLFX) announced today that it will be attending the 16th annual Government Procurement Conference in Arlington, TX on July 18, 2012. The focus for the conference is to provide businesses and opportunity to meet local, state and federal government buyers and their prime contractors. MarketWire

Epazz: Latest Acquisition Adds 55% to Revenue Stream; Adds to Growth of Over 300% in Last 3 Years
Epazz, Inc., (OTCBB: EPAZ), a leading provider of cloud based business software solutions, announced that the Company is effectively transitioning to a holding company with the latest acquisition, K9 Bytes Software, kennel software. The acquisition of K9 Bytes Software is expected to boost EPAZ's revenue stream by 55% based on latest unaudited financials MarketWire

Dream Town Provides Meditation Course for Its Real Estate Agents
Chicago real estate online leader Dream Town is offering its brokers and full-time employees a meditation course led by Dr. Chris Chroniak and The Insight Center. Already, 50 of the company's real estate brokers and employees have completed the course, which focuses on stress management, meditation and learning how to react mindfully in day-to-day life. MarketWire

Luminus' LEDs Displace Lasers in Machine Vision Application
Luminus Devices, Inc., announced today that its Big Chip LED technology has been selected by Smart Vision Lights for their new product line of illumination sources. Luminus' SST-90 LED is at the heart of Smart Vision Lights' SP30 Series LED structured light pattern projector for the machine vision industry. MarketWire

With 33% Year-Over-Year Revenue Increase, Pacific Sands Closes Fiscal 2012 With Record-Setting Quarterly Sales, Annual Revenue
Pacific Sands, Inc. (OTCQB: PFSD) (PINKSHEETS: PFSD) (www.pacificsands.biz), which manufactures environmentally friendly, non-toxic liquid and powder cleaning, laundry, and water treatment products, announced unaudited revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter ended June 30, 2012 of $687,015 MarketWire

Laser Energetics Signs Japanese Distributor and Receives Initial Order
Laser Energetics, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: LNGT) today announced that they received an initial order of Dazer Laser® GUARDIANS and accessories from an international distributor based in Japan. Laser Energetics has received 50% of the monies for this order and will receive the other 50% once delivery to the end user is completed. MarketWire

How an Ambitious Startup Wants to Revolutionize the Way You Sleep
JPstatus, the premier online boutique for Japanese products, has recently unveiled its Shikifuton, a Japanese-style cotton mattress that promotes simplistic living and a healthy wellbeing. The Shikifuton's clean, traditional look focuses on function, as it can be used on the floor, with a platform bed or tucked away for storage MarketWire

Upcoming Technomedia-Hodes iQ Webinar Focuses on Developing Effective Talent Acquisition Strategies
WHO:Technomedia-Hodes iQ, a leading provider of Talent Management Solutions, and featured speaker, Elaine Orler, president and founder of Talent Function Group WHAT:Will present a complimentary webinar titled "Talent Acquisition GPS: Getting to the Right Destination." WHEN:Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDT/1:00 p.m. CDT/12:00 p.m. MDT/11:00 a.m MarketWire

Pixorial Makes Video Editing Fun and Easy With Industry's Most Full-Featured, Free Video Editing Suite
Pixorial, the easy to use video storytelling platform, today announced Movie Creator, a new version of its video editing toolset that delivers a flexible, intuitive video editing experience anyone can master within minutes. With Pixorial, video clips recorded on any device can be woven together with photos, text and music to create unique and beautiful movies in minutes. MarketWire

Bombardier Brings Metro and Tram Technology to Russia
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation today signed co-operation agreements with Russian rail manufacturer UVZ to jointly develop and sell state-of-the-art metros and trams. Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev took part in the signing ceremony in Yekaterinburg MarketWire

eHealth, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Results on July 26 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH), the leading online source of health insurance for individuals, families, and small businesses, announced today that the company plans to release second quarter 2012 financial results on July 26, 2012. MarketWire

Neil Diamond's Hot August Night 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
"This is gonna be special. I promised that before I came back to this theater that we would do things for you that you would not forget for a while and that's what we're about tonight." -Neil Diamond, 1972 The night of August 24, 1972, a young singer/songwriter by the name of Neil Diamond took over Los Angeles' beautiful Greek Theatre for 10 sold out nights MarketWire

Avaya Appoints Mark Wilson as Chief Marketing Officer
Avaya appoints Mark Wilson, former Sybase Senior Vice President, Corporate and Field Marketing to Chief Marketing Officer. Mark Wilson joins Avaya as CMO in the Santa Clara, CA office. Today, Avaya announced the appointment of Mark Wilson as Chief Marketing Officer based in the company's growing Santa Clara, CA location MarketWire

Celebrate the Summer Games at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is celebrating the summer games with a special event in the Dolphin lobby featuring the broadcast of the opening ceremonies in London displayed on large screen televisions, complimentary food and beverage and an opportunity to meet with past summer games medalists. MarketWire

Servant Systems Integrates VOIP for The Dwyer Group Franchises
Don DeSmith, president of Servant Systems, Inc. (www.servantsystems.com), announced that the software developer has completed a VOIP integration project for The Dwyer Group, Waco, Texas, a holding company for seven franchise companies that provide a broad range of residential and commercial maintenance and repair services. MarketWire

TAB Bank Provides LTI Trucking Services With a $6 Million Credit Facility
TAB Bank is pleased to announce it has provided a $6 million credit facility to LTI Trucking Services, Inc. of St. Louis, MO. MarketWire

UPDATE: Independence Energy Corp. Announces Additional Upgrades at Quinlan Lease Oil Property in Oklahoma
Independence Energy Corp. (OTCBB: IDNG) (OTCBB: IDNGD) (the "Company" or "Independence Energy") is pleased to announce that additional improvements have been completed at the Quinlan Lease oil property in Oklahoma. The project operator has reported that they have successfully further upgraded a high capacity fluid pump utilized at the site MarketWire

Safelite AutoGlass(R) President and CEO Tom Feeney Named 2012 Smart Leader
Tom Feeney, president and CEO of the nation's largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, Safelite AutoGlass®, has been named a 2012 Smart Leader by Smart Business Network in collaboration with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. The annual award program is designed to honor local company leaders who are setting the pace for growth in the Columbus business community. MarketWire

Vivakor Announces Development and Acquisition Strategy
Vivakor, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VIVK) announced today its corporate strategy regarding its assets under development and its asset acquisition strategy. MarketWire

Globalgroup Investment Holdings to Launch "PayVault" Automated Payment Service
Globalgroup Investment Holdings (PINKSHEETS: GIHI), the nation's newest proprietary technology solutions provider for payment and collection services, announced today an agreement to integrate PayVault, an innovative payment solution from mFunds Global Payment Solutions, into its America's LayawayMalls (ALM) online merchandise layaway program. MarketWire

The Lightstone Group Strengthens Its Securities Division With Six Key Appointments
The Lightstone Group, a national real estate developer, announced today the expansion of its Securities Division with six key appointments bolstering the firm's capabilities and enhancing the Division. MarketWire

Gold Lasso Introduces "Ask the Expert"
Gold Lasso, a SAS provider of sophisticated emarketing solutions, is announcing their newest blog format, "Ask the Expert." After having over six years of success with "Trends and Takeaways," a subset of Gold Lasso's corporate blog, 'The From Line,' Gold Lasso has chosen to take a more customer-centric approach to blogging MarketWire

Hitor Group Forms Hitor Poland LLC.
Hitor Group (OTCQB: HITR) (PINKSHEETS: HITR) (BERLIN: HTOG) has formed a new European division, Hitor Poland LLC., for the purpose of establishing its first manufacturing plant for factory panel built housing. Hitor CEO Ken Martin said, "These are permanent structures that can be designed to look just like buildings local inhabitants are familiar with MarketWire

Shipwire Opens Hong Kong Warehouse to Help Brands Increase Sales in Asia and Australia
Shipwire, the world's leading provider of e-commerce order fulfillment, today announced the general availability of a new Hong Kong warehouse to help brands reach buyers in fast-growing Asia-Pacific e-commerce markets. Hong Kong is the 7th global warehouse integrated into the Shipwire web-based logistics platform, working seamlessly with Shipwire facilities throughout North America and Europe. MarketWire

Satview Broadband Launches HDTV in Elko, Nevada
Satview Broadband, Ltd., a subsidiary of WENR Corporation (PINKSHEETS: WNRC), announced today, because of the completion of Phase I, the Company is launching high-definition television in selected areas. Satview is now distributing the ABC affiliate in high-definition. The Company has invested substantial capital into the current upgrade MarketWire

YoYo Games Publishes Ten Video Game Titles to the Mac App Store
YoYo Games (www.yoyogames.com) today announces the availability of ten of its most popular video game titles on the Mac App Store MarketWire

Acronis' Ed Benack Named Call Center Leader of the Year by Call Center Excellence Awards 2012
Acronis, a leading provider of disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced that it has been awarded two honors by the International Quality and Productivity Center's (IQPC) Call Center Excellence Awards MarketWire

TuneIn to Make NPR's Award-Winning Programming Available to Millions of Additional Listeners
TuneIn, a service that lets people listen to music, sports, talk and news, and NPR, an award-winning multimedia organization, today announced an initiative to widen the reach of NPR stations, including all of NPR's live and on-demand programs, to the more than 30 million monthly active TuneIn listeners MarketWire

China Carbon Graphite Group, Inc. Retains RB Milestone Group LLC as Its Corporate Communications Firm
China Carbon Graphite Group, Inc MarketWire

GeoVax to Present at the SeeThruEquity Microcap Investor Forum July 18 in New York City
GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTCQB: GOVX) (OTCBB: GOVX), an Atlanta-based biotechnology firm developing vaccines to prevent and treat Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections, is presenting at the SeeThruEquity MicroCap Investor Forum taking place July 18 in New York City at The Cornell Club, located at 6 East 44th Street. Conference hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm MarketWire

Agile Therapeutics to Present at OneMedForum New York 2012
Agile Therapeutics announced today that Al Altomari, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at OneMedForum New York 2012. The biannual event, organized by OneMedPlace, takes place July 11-12, 2012 in New York. MarketWire

DuPont, Fiber-Line Collaborating on New Protective Solutions to Better Connect the World
DuPont and Fiber-Line® Inc. are collaborating to bring a new protective solution to better connect the world. Protected by the durability, flexibility and lightweight strength of DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers, Fiber-Line has launched a new portfolio of cable components for broadband communications and above-ground installations MarketWire

Crockett Facilities Services Named SmartCEO 100 Best-Run Company
Crockett Facilities Services, Inc. (CFSI), a leading provider of building operations and maintenance, mechanical contracting and HVAC services to government and commercial clients, today announces Crockett Facilities Services is a 2012 SmartCEO 100 Best-Run Company, a program by SmartCEO magazine MarketWire

DreamHost Receives $288,200 Grant From California's Employment Training Panel
DreamHost, a global full-service web hosting company, has today announced the reception of a grant of $288,200 from the state of California's Employment Training Panel (ETP) for being a wonderful place to work with an ethic of ongoing education and a commitment to employee growth MarketWire

Redknee Solutions Sets Fiscal Third Quarter 2012 Conference Call for Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. ET
Redknee Solutions, Inc. (TSX: RKN), a leading provider of business-critical billing and charging software and solutions for communications service providers, will hold a conference call on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time to discuss the financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2012 MarketWire

BrightScope Announces the Top 25 Detroit Area-Based Companies With the Best 401k Plans
BrightScope (www.brightscope.com), a leading provider of independent financial information and investment research, today announced its second annual list of the top Detroit area-based companies with the highest ranked 401k plans containing more than $100 million in assets. This year BrightScope has extended the list to include the top 25 companies. MarketWire

Buying a Distressed Home: What You Need to Know
Everyone loves a bargain, the bigger the better. And arguably the biggest bargains of all can be found with distressed real estate. MarketWire

Green Planet Announces Transportation Initiative
Green Planet Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GNPG) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary XenTx Lubricants, Inc., has launched a new transportation initiative directed towards large transportation fleets. The majority of these fleets consume enormous amounts of diesel fuel and as the price of fuel increases, the resulting negative impact on profits is significant MarketWire

Worldwide Food Services (WFSV) Acquires Smart Diet Rx, Inc.
WORLDWIDE FOOD SERVICES, INC. (Worldwide Food Services) (PINKSHEETS: WFSV) announced today the Company has completed its acquisition of Smart Diet Rx, Inc. ("Smart Diet Rx") MarketWire

Colorado Goldfields Announces $450,000 Total Pay Down on Pride of the West Mill Mortgage and Receives Extension Through the End of the Year
Colorado Goldfields Inc. (OTCQB: CGFIA) (PINKSHEETS: CGFIA) announces that it has paid down a total of $450,000 of the existing promissory note on the Pride of the West Mill through the same funding facility announced in June 2010, leaving a balance of approximately $200,000 plus accrued interest MarketWire

Paid Search Advertisers Jump Onboard iPad and Tablet Devices
Marin Software, provider of the leading digital ad management platform for advertisers and agencies, today released the findings of its U.S. Online Advertising Quarterly Report, which finds the share of paid search spend on iPad and tablet devices increased 40 percent quarter over quarter MarketWire

Divine Skin CIO Abner Silva Interviewed on CorporateProfile.com
Corporate Profile, LLC announced today that Divine Skin, Inc. (DSKX) (OTCBB: DSKX) CIO Abner Silva was interviewed on www.CorporateProfile.com MarketWire

UniPixel Sets Second Quarter 2012 Conference Call for Monday, July 30, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. ET
UniPixel, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNXL), a leader in the optical design and manufacturing of large area micro-structured polymer film materials and related technologies for the display, flexible electronics, energy, transportation and entertainment industries, will hold a conference call on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time to discuss the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 MarketWire

Bombardier Announces Dividend Rate Applicable to its Series 3 Preferred Shares
(TSX: BBD.A)(TSX: BBD.B) - As of August 1, 2012, the Series 3 Preferred Shares will pay, on a quarterly basis, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Bombardier Inc MarketWire

Canada's Chorus Aviation Orders Six Bombardier Q400 NextGen Airliners
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Halifax, Nova Scotia-based Chorus Aviation Inc., the parent company of Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz"), has placed a firm order for six Q400 NextGen airliners. The transaction involves the conversion to firm orders of six of the 15 options taken by Jazz with its original order for 15 Q400 NextGen airliners, announced on April 30, 2010 MarketWire

Dolat Ventures Looks to Add Additional 125 Acres of Diamond Mining Leases in Sierra Leone
Dolat Ventures Inc. (OTCBB: DOLV) diamond development company focused on West Africa, is currently looking to add 125 additional acres of diamond mining leases. MarketWire

Blue Star Opportunities Corp. Newest Factory Outlet Opens on Monday, July 16th in Montreal Suburb
Blue Star Opportunities Corp. (The "Company") (PINKSHEETS: BSTO) announces today that the second Duro Design factory outlet will be open for business in commercial center Quartier DIX30 as of Monday, July 16 2012. MarketWire

Chuck Dietrich Appointed to Board of Directors of BrightTALK(TM)
BrightTALK, the rapidly growing provider of webinar and video technologies for business professionals and their communities, announced today that Chuck Dietrich, CEO of SlideRocket, was appointed to the BrightTALK Board of Directors, effective June 13, 2012. MarketWire

RAE Systems, Fire Smoke Coalition Team-Up to Deliver "Know Your Smoke" Symposium on Dangerous Effects of Smoke Exposure
RAE Systems Inc., the leader in connected gas and radiation detection solutions that help increase responder and public safety, will collaborate with the Fire Smoke Coalition to deliver the "Know Your Smoke: The Dangers of Fire Smoke Exposure" Symposium for firefighters, first responders, and medical providers in Hickory, North Carolina, July 20-21, 2012. MarketWire

Oracle Introduces Newest Version of Oracle Documaker Enterprise Edition
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

ERA, a Subsidiary of Godfather Media, Inc., Announces the Signing of Randy Keisler to a Korean Professional Baseball Contract
Godfather Media, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GFMD) subsidiary Elite Representation Associates announces that client Randy Keisler has joined the Goyang Wonders, a Korean professional baseball team. Check them out at http://wonders.kr/. Keisler began the season with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League. He made 10 starts with the Ducks, acquiring a 4-1 record and a 2.67 ERA. MarketWire

Carey Watermark Investors Acquires Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa
Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated (CWI) announced today that it has acquired a 97% interest in Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa from the property owner, Fulton Village Green Investors, LLC, an affiliate of Pacific Capital Investors, for a total investment of approximately $26.5 million, including its allocable share of debt and other investment-related costs MarketWire

Oracle Announces Oracle Optimized Storage Event
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Nyxio Technologies Adds China to Its List of International Distribution Markets
Nyxio Technologies Corporation (OTCBB: NYXO) ("Nyxio" or the "Company"), an innovative provider of cutting edge Smart TVs, Tablet PCs and related consumer electronics devices, today announced it has entered into negotiations with Shenzhen Wuchuangxing Electronic Technology Co., Ltd MarketWire

Williams & Williams to Auction Gaming Assemblage in Classic Gold Boomtown
A gaming assemblage in historical Central City, Colorado will be auctioned by Williams & Williams, the premier brand in real estate auctions. The auction will include historic buildings and structures along Spring Street where low-stakes wagering operations are permitted, presenting an opportunity for redevelopment in an established, destination community MarketWire

Zayo Expands Its Network to Albuquerque, NM
Zayo Group announces its plans to build a high bandwidth network in Albuquerque, New Mexico including fiber optic cable stretching from the South Valley to the foot of the Sandia Mountains. The fiber build, which is in support of a 4G expansion for one of Zayo's wireless customers, will be 158 route miles of new network MarketWire

Magnum Hunter Resources Provides Update on Shut-In Appalachia Production
Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRC) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRD) ("Magnum Hunter" or the "Company") has provided today a status update on the Company's shut-in production in the Appalachia region from a severe thunderstorm that hit the area almost two weeks ago MarketWire

Quantum Enhances StorNext to Deliver Greater Intelligence for Managing, Protecting and Archiving Big Data
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced StorNext 4.3 software which brings new intelligence features, greater performance and increased scale to managing big data. Incorporating a new database and supporting up to one billion files and dozens of petabytes of tiered storage, StorNext 4 MarketWire

PCS Helps Idaho Schools Step Into the Future With STEM Education
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc., (OTCBB: PCSV) a leading provider of K-16 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), today announced recent sales growth and presence in the state of Idaho. MarketWire

ComSci Included in New Report by Independent Research Firm for Real World Benefits of IT Financial Management Solutions
ComSci, the award-winning technology financial and business management solutions company, announced today that the company's IT Financial Management solutions have been recognized in a June 2012 report from Forrester Research, Inc. aimed at helping infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders better understand and communicate the business impact of service management and automation MarketWire

PageUp People Executive to Discuss the Neuroscience of Change Leadership at HR Summit Melbourne
WHO: Sylvia Vorhauser-Smith, senior vice president of Research for PageUp People™, a Multinational Talent Management solutions provider WHAT: Will lead a workshop session at HR Summit Melbourne 2012 titled "The Neuroscience of Change Leadership." WHEN: HR Summit Melbourne will be held from Thursday, July 19 - Friday, July 20, 2012 MarketWire

Encinitas Dentist Introduces New Oral Cancer Screening Device
Dr. Cathy Santone, a dentist in Encinitas, has announced the recent introduction of a new oral cancer screening device called the VELscope Vx. Designed to aid in the early detection of oral cancer in the soft tissues of the mouth using natural blue light, Dr MarketWire

Mini Facelift Increasingly Popular at Las Vegas Plastic Surgery Practice
According to Drs. W. Tracy Hankins and Samuel Sohn, the mini facelift has become increasingly popular at their Las Vegas practice. An extremely effective modern approach to facial rejuvenation, the mini facelift can be superior to standard facelifting because of its safety, minimal downtime, and proven long-lasting results MarketWire

Male Plastic Surgery Procedures on the Rise in Orange County
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), male plastic surgery procedures are increasing in the U.S. The latest ASAPS study shows nearly 800,000 procedures for men were performed in 2011, with liposuction, rhinoplasty, and eyelid surgery representing the three most common procedures MarketWire

Innovative Claims Strategies Selects Mitchell SmartAdvisor(TM) for Medical Bill Review Platform
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Infragistics Debuts MobileAdvantage
Infragistics, the design and user experience (UX) software company and a world leader in user interface (UI) development tools, today debuts MobileAdvantage, three distinct UI control toolsets in one package, for developing and deploying highly performant, visually stunning applications across any mobile platform or device. MarketWire

Newcastle Limited Buys Two Multi-Family Investment Properties in Chicago's Lakeview Neighborhood
Newcastle Limited has acquired two multi-family properties, 718 and 725 West Irving Park Road, in an all-cash deal for $16.5 million. Mark Kishtow and Mark Jones of Jameson Commercial Real Estate represented the seller in the transaction. MarketWire

ViaWest Introduces Two New Infographics: Big Data and IT Infirmity
The ViaWest Big Data infographic outlines key statistics and resources for managing data storage in the era of Big Data The ViaWest IT Infirmity infographic details today's top challenges which prevent CIOs from focusing on core business objectives Key Fact: 2 MarketWire

Nova LifeStyle Reports First Shipment of Its Ultra Premium "Made in the USA" Organic Latex Mattresses to Company's Expanding Franchise Network in China
Nova LifeStyle, Inc. (OTCBB: STVS) (website: www.novalifestyle.com) an emerging U.S MarketWire

NYSE Euronext Deploys ADVA FSP 3000 in New SFTI Access Center
ADVA AG Optical Networking /NYSE Euronext Deploys ADVA FSP 3000 in New SFTI Access Center. Processedand transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. MarketWire

SynQor's Medical Line of Power Supplies and DC-DC Converters Are Now TUV/SUD Certified Compliant to IEC60601-1:2005 (3rd Edition)
SynQor's ACuQor E Series and ACuQor G Series power supplies and their CFQor DC-DC converter series are now certified by TÜV/SÜD to be compliant to the newly required IEC60601:2005 (3rd edition) standards. SynQor continues its successful product development for Medical Applications by Advancing the Power Curve®. MarketWire

Centaurus Diamond Technologies Inc. 'Cultured' Diamonds Verified as Indistinguishable From Diamonds Produced in Nature
CENTAURUS DIAMOND TECHNOLOGIES INC. (the "Company" or "Centaurus") (OTCBB: CTDT) (OTCQB: CTDT) reports that the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) verified that Centaurus Technologies' "Cultured" diamonds are indistinguishable from diamonds produced in nature. MarketWire

Actinium Pharmaceuticals Launches New Website
Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (API), a leading targeted payload, cancer treatment company, is pleased to announce the launch of its newly revamped website. The site can be accessed at www.actiniumpharmaceuticals.com. MarketWire

OneWire Sponsors the 2012 Candidate Experience Awards
OneWire®, where finance professionals get hired, today announced it is sponsoring the 2012 North American Candidate Experience Awards (CandEs). The CandEs, a competition that enables any company to benchmark and improve its candidate experience, is conducted by the Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience MarketWire

Implant Sciences Announces Follow-On Order to Africa for Hotel Security
Experiencing growing demand from Africa, Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC) (PINKSHEETS: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, today announced it has sold six more Quantum Sniffer™ QS-H150 handheld explosives trace detectors to a customer in Lagos, Nigeria MarketWire

IC Potash Selects HanoverElite as New IR/PR Counsel of Record
IC Potash Corp. ("ICP" or the "Company") (TSX: ICP) (OTCQX: ICPTF) (PINKSHEETS: ICPTF) today announced that it has named HanoverElite as the Company's Investor and Public Relations counsel of record. MarketWire

Leadership Directories Acquires Government Directories From CQ Press
Leadership Directories (LDI), the premier provider of background and contact information for U.S. decision-makers, today announced the acquisition of the CQ Press Directories and First Street. MarketWire

AVI BioPharma Announces Corporate Name Change to Sarepta Therapeutics and Stock Ticker Symbol Change to "SRPT" Effective Today
AVI BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVII) today announced that it has changed its name to Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. ("the Company") and has effected a one-for-six reverse stock split MarketWire

Texas, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Louisiana Lead U.S. in Oil & Gas Spending and Projects, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- With the advent of economical shale gas, natural gas liquid (NGL) extraction, and improved pipeline access to the Gulf Coast, development in the oil and gas industries in the U.S. is ramping up. Industrial Info is tracking more than $163 billion invested in 1,467 active projects throughout the U.S MarketWire

Tetra Pak Plans Production Capacity Expansion of Carton Packaging in Brazil, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources Latin America (Cordoba, Argentina) -- Tetra Pak (Sao Paulo, Brazil), a leader in the Brazilian market for carton packaging, is planning an expansion of production capacity at the Ponta Grossa Packaging Mill (Paraná, Brazil) in 2013 and 2015. The total cost of the investment is $100 million. MarketWire

Nokia to publish second quarter 2012 results on July 19, 2012
Nokia will publish its second quarter 2012results on Thursday,July 19, 2012 at approximately 1pm Finnish time (CET+1). The press releasewillbe available on the Nokia website immediately after publication. MarketWire

Nissan Begins Expansion at $2 Billion Automotive Complex in Mexico, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Japanese automotive manufacturer Nissan Mexicana SA de CV, a subsidiary of Nissan Motor Company Limited (OTC:NSANY) (Nishi-ku, Japan), is expanding its Mexican operations by beginning construction on an all-new manufacturing complex in Aguascalientes, Mexico. MarketWire

Independence Energy Corp. Announces Additional Upgrades at Quinlan Lease Oil Property in Oklahoma
Independence Energy Corp. (OTCBB: IDNG) (the "Company" or "Independence Energy") is pleased to announce that additional improvements have been completed at the Quinlan Lease oil property in Oklahoma. The project operator has reported that they have successfully further upgraded a high capacity fluid pump utilized at the site MarketWire

NECA/IBEW Team Strings Nik Wallenda's Niagara Falls Wire Walk, a Feature of "Industry Today" on Industrialinfo.com
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda made history on June 16 as he crossed high above Niagara Falls in front of a live international television audience. What you didn't see that night was just how much work went into ensuring that his cable was safely secured on both the American and Canadian sides of the falls. MarketWire

H2O Overdrive Summer Series(TM) in Utah Expands With the Addition of Three New Events and a Live Satellite Broadcast
Innovative Health Solutions LLC (IHS), the maker of H2O Overdrive™ and H2O Overdrive HYDRATE™, announced today that the H2O Overdrive Summer Series™ will expand this year to include three new events and a live broadcast, making for an unforgettable weekend (July 27, 28 and 29). MarketWire

ILG Energy Weighs In on Natural Gas, Alternative Fuel Debate
America's supply of natural gas has reached historic highs in 2012, and with this surplus there have been numerous benefits. The price of natural gas has fallen, making it more affordable than ever before. Meanwhile, many energy industry insiders have speculated that natural gas production could ultimately prove a long-term solution to the nation's energy needs MarketWire

Julian Bakery Thrives Amidst Gluten-Free Diet Trend
For many years medical conditions, such as celiac disease, have caused many affected individuals to follow strict dietary restrictions, including avoidance of wheat-based products. Today, the gluten-free trend has caused such a rise in consumer demands, including customers who are not affected by health concerns, that many retailers have restructured stores to offer specific "gluten-free" aisles MarketWire

CJ Charles Jewelry Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts
The Washington Post reports that the Girl Scouts is celebrating its centennial this year. The organization, which provides numerous resources to girls and their families, celebrated on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to commemorate its 100th anniversary MarketWire

Paradise Banquet Hall Toronto: Choosing a Wedding Cake Does Not Have to Be Difficult
Wedding cakes are almost as symbolic and as vital to a ceremony as the bride's wedding dress. While these top-of-the-line desserts are a necessity to many brides, many look for more flexibility from cake makers to ensure a solid representation of the couple's personality, a delicious taste and flawless appearance MarketWire

Patent Assistance Worldwide Delivers Much-Needed Resources to Patent Seekers
Google is so ubiquitous, such an integral part of the average consumer's everyday technology experience, that it is hard to imagine the company ever infringing on the intellectual property rights of another, or committing a patent faux pas of any sort. A new report from Bloomberg, however, highlights the patent-related difficulties that even big companies like Google can face MarketWire

STATS ChipPAC Schedules Second Quarter 2012 Results Conference Call
STATS ChipPAC Ltd. ("STATS ChipPAC" or the "Company") (SGX-ST: STATSChP), a leading semiconductor test and advanced packaging service provider, today announced it will hold a conference call with analysts and investors on Friday, 27 July 2012 at 8.00 am in Singapore to discuss the Company's results for the second quarter 2012 and business outlook for the third quarter 2012. MarketWire

ODYE Limited is Provisionally Awarded Offshore Exploration Blocks in Sierra Leone
ODYE Limited ("ODYE" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Sierra Leone government has provisionally awarded ODYE participation in two offshore exploration blocks, SL 8A-10 and SL 8B-10, in Sierra Leone. MarketWire

Tampa Vein Treatment Center Unveils New Website
Dr. Jeffrey Hunt and the Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay have announced the launch of their new website focused on educating the community about vein treatment in Tampa. The site encompasses a comprehensive array of treatments and procedures while utilizing the latest web design features. Dr MarketWire

Simple Switches to Spruce Up Any Home
(Family Features) Want to give your home a fresh look, but don't have the time or energy for a complete makeover? Ditch the daunting DIY projects. Think small projects to make a big impact according, to design bloggers from VeccoStudio.com, an online resource for simple, customizable DIY design projects. MarketWire

Small Bites and Crisp Whites
(Family Features) Warm weather calls for lighter fare and the simplicity of outdoor entertaining. So, take your entertaining outdoors and chill out by serving up delicious small bites paired with crisp, refreshing white wines. MarketWire

The Goodness of Grapes
(Family Features) Grapes have been enjoyed for their taste and beauty for thousands of years. And today's scientific research keeps on showing that grapes are more than just a pretty fruit -- they're also very, very good for us. MarketWire

Lattice Semiconductor and Leopard Imaging, Texas Instruments Design Network Members, Announce Dual Camera Kit for Black Box Car Drive Recorders
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) and Leopard Imaging today announced the release of a dual camera module kit that allows the DaVinci™ TMS320DM368 video processor from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) to interface to two 720p image sensors. This kit is ideal for customers who are designing black box car drive recorders or other applications that require two cameras MarketWire

Aperto Middle East Brings German Expertise to the MENA Region
Aperto Middle East provides web and technology services along with mobile web solutions and apps. The company offers IT development, project management and consulting services and is specialised in complex backend solutions, such as portal server solutions and Enterprise CMS MarketWire

Tektronix Announces New Repair and Calibration Lab in Orsay, France
Tektronix (service-solutions.tektronix.com), the industry's leading multi-vendor service (MVS) provider of instrument calibration, repair and related services, today announced that it has opened a new calibration and repair laboratory at its French headquarters in Orsay, France MarketWire

The Russell Emerging Markets Index Returned +4.5% Year-to-Date as of July 9th
The Russell Emerging Markets Index has returned +4.7% year-to-date as of July 9th, as compared to a (-1.3%) return for the Russell Frontier™ Index for the same time period. MarketWire

Barkerville Clarifies Technical Disclosure
Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: BGM)(FRANKFURT: IWUB) (the "Company" or "Barkerville") announced today that, as a result of a review by the British Columbia Securities Commission (the "BCSC"), the Company is issuing the following news release to clarify its technical disclosure. MarketWire

Thunderbird Resorts Inc.: June 2012 Revenue Report
Thunderbird Resorts Inc. ("Thunderbird" or "Group") (EURONEXT: TBIRD)(FRANKFURT: 4TR) reports the following revenues for June 2012: MarketWire

1 Million U.S. Properties With Foreclosure Filings in First Half of 2012 According to RealtyTrac Foreclosure Report
RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today released its Midyear 2012 Foreclosure Market Report, which shows a total of 1,045,801 U.S MarketWire

Shift to 'Value-Based' Approach to Budgeting for K-12 Education Sharpens Focus on Results
As school districts across the nation struggle with demands to do more with less, it is increasingly imperative that they adopt a "value-based" approach to budgeting and decision making for K-12 education, according to The Boston Consulting Group. MarketWire

Pilat HR Solutions Executive to Present Webinar on HR's Role in Ensuring Process Compliance
WHO: Clinton Wingrove, executive vice president and principal consultant for Pilat HR Solutions, the premier provider of human capital management technology and professional services WHAT: Will present a complimentary webinar titled, "Do We Need HR Police?" WHEN: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. BST/10:00 a.m. EDT/9:00 a.m. CDT/8:00 a.m. MDT/7:00 a.m MarketWire

Washington Federal Reports Quarterly Net Income Increase of 16.7% to $35.2 Million
Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD), parent company of Washington Federal, today announced earnings of $35,163,000 or $.33 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, compared to $30,121,000 or $.27 per diluted share for the same period one year ago, a 16.7% increase. For the nine months ended June 30, 2012, earnings were $102,651,000 or $ MarketWire

Tessenderlo Group implements a liquidity contract
Tessenderlo Chemie NV (NYSE Euronext:TESB) announced that it has entered into a liquidity contractwith Exane BNP Paribas.The contract foresees the trade of Tessenderlo Chemie NV shares by Exane BNP Paribas, on behalf and for the account of Tessenderlo Chemie NV on NYSE Euronext Brussels GlobeNewswire

Reuters to Distribute Next Media Animation's News Direct 3-D Animated Videos
LONDON, July 12th, 2012 - Today Reuters, the world's largest multimedia news provider, announces the launch of an exclusive partnership with Next Media Animation GlobeNewswire

Haglöfs new jacket Gram Comp Pull wins an OutDoor award
Haglöfs has been awarded an OutDoor Industry Award for its new jacket, the Gram Comp Pull. The award will be presented to Haglöfs at a ceremony during the OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen - the leading international sports and outdoor trade show, taking place 12 June to 15 June 2012. GlobeNewswire

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