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Sri Lanka to build marinas to promote boat building industry
Sri Lanka is to build marinas for private boat parking in order to promote boating culture and support emerging boat building industry, a minister said on Friday. ANI

India, UAE to set up Joint Task Force to explore investments opportunities
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Friday said India and United Arab Emirates have decided to set up a high-level Joint Task Force to explore further opportunities in investments. ANI

Facebook IPO values company at $104 billion
Facebook's initial public offering of common stock will be priced at 38 dollars a share, valuing the company at 104 billion dollars, which makes it the largest IPO for a U.S. tech company. ANI

Warren Buffett buys 63 newspapers in $142 million deal
Billionaire Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has signed a deal worth 142 million dollars, in cash, with Media General, Inc. agreeing to buy 63 newspapers from the company. ANI

Arunachal could contribute to EU-India bilateral trade ties
The eight-member European Union ambassadorial delegation headed by Joao Cravinho has sought to know the trade potential and the challenges confronting of Arunachal Pradesh, so that the EU, presently having 50.7 percent trade with India worth 100 billion dollars in 2011 (49.3 percent India to EU), could balance trade by venturing into this state. ANI

Facebook buys second photo app Lightbox after $1bn splurge on Instagram
Social media giant Facebook has bought another photo application named Lightbox, after recently shelling out over a billion dollars on Instagram. ANI

Hewlett-Packard contemplating cutting up to 25,000 jobs
Hewlett-Packard is considering cutting up to 25,000 jobs, as the world's largest PC maker wrestles with a decline in demand. ANI

Board of ScreenSingapore to Feature Six New Asian Members
Six new Asian faces will be appointed to the current Board of ScreenSingapore. This brings the lineup of the Board of ScreenSingapore to 14 members with the inclusion of industry players from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.Asia is a key player in the global film landscape, and one of the fastest-growing demand drivers for entertainment in the world ACN Newswire

NEC Announces Role in JAXA's Water Cycle Observation Satellite
NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today its role as a primary contractor of "SHIZUKU" (GCOM-W1), the water cycle observation satellite under the direction of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).SHIZUKU launched from the Tanegashima Space Center on May 18 ACN Newswire

Mitsubishi Motors' 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Team and All-new All-electric Racecar Announced
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), will enter two all-electric vehicles (EVs) in the Electric Class of the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb(1). MMC will be aiming for victory in the Electric Class with the i-MiEV Evolution, a specially-prepared competition version based on the i all-electric vehicle(2). MMC is also entering a regular production i in the event ACN Newswire

Toyota to Up Engine Production Capacity in Alabama, U.S.
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc. (TMMAL), a TMC engine-production subsidiary in Alabama, United States, plans to increase engine production capacity and begin production of the 3.5-liter V6 "2GR"engine in March 2014 to meet growing demand ACN Newswire

Panasonic Demonstrates that the Air Purifying Technology using Electrostatic Atomized Water Particles Can Keep a Dog's Skin and Hair Healthy
Panasonic Corporation today announced that tests carried out with air purifying technology using nano-sized electrostatic atomized water particles(1) produced by applying high voltage to water have suggested that the technology can keep a dog's skinand hair healthy ACN Newswire

Mazda Researchers to Receive JSAE Award
Ten researchers from Mazda Motor Corporation will be honored for their achievements at the 62nd annual Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE) awards presentation. Two groups of Mazda researchers will receive the Technological Development Award for two separate achievements ACN Newswire

Capturing Field Data in Mining
Using GPS fleet tracking and mobile technology is a cost effective and efficient way to manage compliance risk and improve operational efficiency in the mining sector, says Stephen Grundy, Co-Founder, Pinpoint Communications ACN Newswire

More than 3,000 Attend Biggest HKTDC Promotion in Japan
More than 3,000 Japanese business leaders and government officials have taken part in a series of events this week in Japan ACN Newswire

Applied Materials Delivers Strong Second Quarter Results
*Silicon Systems Group performance drives strong sequential growth in orders and net sales*Non-GAAP EPS of 27 cents at high end of outlook; GAAP EPS of 22 cents*Updates full-year outlook for net sales and non-GAAP EPS to high end of previous range ACN Newswire

Spikes Asia 2012 Now Open for Entries
Spikes Asia, the regional Asia Pacific Awards and Festival for creative excellence in advertising and communications, is now open for entries.This year, Spikes Asia introduces two new award categories, Branded Content & Entertainment and CreativeEffectiveness, bringing the total number of categories at the Festival to sixteen ACN Newswire

Globalization in the Medical Device Sector
"US medical device manufacturers have been able to shorten time to market by re-locating clinical research to non-US markets like Europe and Australia, and now to emerging markets, such as South America and Asia," says Thomas M. Loarie, Executive Chairman, Mercator - MedSystems ACN Newswire

AerCap Holdings N.V. Announces Pricing of its Private Offering by AerCap Aviation Solutions B.V.
AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER) (the "Company") today announced that AerCap Aviation Solutions B.V. (the "Issuer"), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, priced its previously announced offering of $300 million in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes (the "notes"). The notes will bear interest at a rate of 6 ACN Newswire

J. P. King Auction Company Offers Property Tours for World-Class Padua Stables Beginning Today
The world-class Equestrian facility Padua Stables will be available for purchase through a real estate auction on May 31. The property, a 763-acre Equestrian estate, has been meticulously maintained and includes all the amenities an owner or breeder would need for training race horses. MarketWire

Warner Bros. Records Signs Nashville's JEFF The Brotherhood, Featuring Jake and Jamin Orrall
Warner Bros. Records is pleased to announce that it has signed Jake and Jamin Orrall, aka JEFF The Brotherhood, to its roster MarketWire

Signature Group Holdings, Inc. to Present at 13th Annual B. Riley & Co. Investor Conference
Signature Group Holdings, Inc. (the "Company" or "Signature") (OTCQX: SGGH) (PINKSHEETS: SGGH), today announced that Craig Noell, Chief Executive Officer, Kyle Ross, Chief Financial Officer, and Jeff Crusinberry, Treasurer are scheduled to attend the 13th Annual B. Riley & Co. Investor Conference. Mr. Noell will present on behalf of the Company on Wednesday, May 23, at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time MarketWire

Helix BioPharma Corp. Receives Regulatory Approval to Conduct a European Phase III Clinical Trial of Topical Interferon Alpha-2b in Patients With Low-Grade Cervical Lesions
Helix BioPharma Corp MarketWire

Innovative "Capture The Tag" Promotion Returns for a Second Run
Last year, a highly successful treasure hunt contest called "Capture The Tag" engaged a wide range of Generation X and tech users to round up Microsoft Tag and video-based clues in pursuit of $15,000 in prize money plus iPads. The tags were evenly distributed throughout Olympia in 20 area retail businesses and other high traffic locations MarketWire

Loncor Comments on Market Activity
Loncor Resources Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: LN)(NYSE MKT: LON)(NYSE Amex: LON) reports that, in view of the unusual market activity on the NYSE MKT in the Company's shares, the NYSE MKT has contacted the Company in accordance with its usual practice. The Company reports that its policy is not to comment on unusual market activity. MarketWire

American River Bankshares Announces the Results of Their 2012 Annual Meeting
The Board of Directors of American River Bankshares (NASDAQ: AMRB), announced the re-election of all eight Directors at their Annual Meeting held Thursday, May 17th in Rancho Cordova, California. MarketWire

Hi Score Announces Sale of Its Subsidiary, DMD Lighting, for Cash and a Share of Future DMD Profits
Hi Score Corporation (PINKSHEETS: HSCO) announced today that it has executed a transaction where Hi Score subsidiary DMD Lighting and Energy Control Systems has been sold to an unnamed private interest. The terms of the transaction, which occurred in the first quarter of 2012, prohibited the public announcement until the second quarter of 2012 MarketWire

Bechtel and Ma'aden Aluminium Company Reach New Safety Milestone
Bechtel and the Ma'aden Aluminium Company have celebrated a major safe working achievement at the Ras Al Khair Aluminium Smelter project in Saudi Arabia: 25 million job hours without a lost work day injury. Ras Al Khair will be the world's largest aluminium smelter when completed in 2013. MarketWire

Mattersight Files Amendment to S-3 Registration Statement
Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) today announced that it filed an amendment to its registration statement on Form S-3, which was originally filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 16, 2012 related to the registration of shares issued in a private placement to IGC Fund VI, LP (which has not indicated when it intends to make sales, if at all) MarketWire

Casino Enterprise Management Honors 2011 Great Women of Gaming Award Winners
Casino Enterprise Management magazine, the leading gaming industry trade publication, training event producer, and the "Official Publication" of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM), is pleased to announce the winners of its 2011 Great Women of Gaming Awards, now in its seventh year. MarketWire

PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. Amends Credit Facility
PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd MarketWire

Given Imaging Announces Strong Presence at Upcoming Digestive Disease Week(R) 2012
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Schrader Takes Top Awards in National Auction Marketing Competition
Schrader Real Estate & Auction Company won the two top awards in the annual National Auctioneers Association-USA Today Marketing Competition, the association announced Thursday. MarketWire

Dungeoneers Helps Californians Put Up Hundreds of "Register Republican" Banners
The grassroots support for Ron Paul in California is going strong, as evidenced by the "Battle of the Banners" between Northern and Southern California. Each side has been putting up 4'x3' banners that read: "To Vote for Ron Paul - Register Republican by May 21st. June 5th is a Closed Presidential Primary MarketWire

Caesarstone USA Teams Up With Luxe Interiors + Design to "Set the Mood"
Caesarstone USA, Inc. hosted a 2 day event at South Street Seaport, New York City on April 4th and 5th as the first stop on their inaugural Color Pop-Up Tour. The event was held in honor of the 17 new Caesarstone colors while consumers, trade partners, and industry leaders gathered to share this unique and innovative experience. MarketWire

Craig Venter to Speak at Future in Review Opening
Strategic News Service confirmed this week that famed scientist J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., will be the Opening Speaker at the tenth anniversary of Future in Review (FiRe) MarketWire

American Realty Advisors Announces the Acquisition of Class A Apartment Community Near Prestigious Dallas Suburb of Las Colinas
American Realty Advisors, a leading provider of real estate investment management services for institutional investors, announced today the acquisition of Portofino at Mercer Crossing, a 224-unit, 4-story apartment complex in the highly-desirable North Dallas submarket of Las Colinas. The project was acquired as a joint venture formed with The Marquette Companies. MarketWire

Nanosolar Completes Installation of 1 MW Ground-Mounted Solar Project at Camp Roberts
Nanosolar Inc. today announced that it has completed a 1 MW ground-mounted solar installation at Camp Roberts, the largest of California's National Guard training facilities, located in San Miguel, Calif. The installation is part of the U.S MarketWire

Farmers Insurance Announces Partnership With the Golf Coaches Association of America
Farmers Insurance, the sponsor of the PGA TOUR's Farmers Insurance Open, is proud to announce a partnership with the Golf Coaches Association of America as the presenting sponsor of the Academic Team Awards MarketWire

Sunshine Chooses Gilbarco Veeder-Root's Applause(TM) TV With Outcast
Miami-based Sunshine Gasoline Distributors, Inc. has chosen Gilbarco Veeder-Root's Applause TV with Outcast as the exclusive digital forecourt media solution for the majority of their more than 300 company owned and dealer sites. The rollout will include both new dispensers and retrofits for existing dispensers. MarketWire

VECTRIX Signs U.S. Distributor Agreement With GA-Based Peirspeed
VECTRIX™ (www.vectrix.com), the global standard bearer and leader in two- and three-wheeled electric vehicles, motorcycles, and scooters, announces the partnership with their new U.S. Distributor, Georgia-based Peirspeed MarketWire

EURO Ressources Announces Date of Ordinary Shareholders' Meeting and Dividend Distribution
EURO Ressources S.A. ("EURO") (PARIS: EUR) today announced that its Ordinary Annual Shareholders' Meeting ("AGM") will be held in Paris on June 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. The documents relating to the AGM will be sent to all registered shareholders and available on the EURO's website no later than June 4, 2012. MarketWire

Future of U.S. Housing Markets Depends Largely on Echo Boomers
The next two decades in housing markets depends largely on the Echo Boomers. That's according to panelists at the "Shifting Demographics and Housing Choice: A Whole New World?" session today during the Realtors® 2012 Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo here. MarketWire

Qualstar Sets June 20, 2012 Special Shareholder Meeting
Qualstar® Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK) today announced, in response to a request received from BKF Capital Group, Inc. ("BKF"), that a Special Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. The meeting will take place at Qualstar's offices located at 3990-B Heritage Oak Court, Simi Valley, California 93063, at 10:00 a.m. PDT MarketWire

Maker Faire Goes High Tech With iPad Registers From ShopKeep(R) POS
The annual Maker Faire Bay Area will once again showcase extraordinary innovation, down to the very last transaction. ShopKeep® POS, the simplest way to make smarter business decisions, announced today that its iPad POS (Point of Sale) system has been chosen to power concessions at this year's Maker Faire. MarketWire

Tuxis Corporation Announces First Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Tuxis Corporation (PINKSHEETS: TUXS) today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. MarketWire

Get Ready for the Fastest Show in Las Vegas -- at the Sin City Speedway
Gentlemen, start your 160 lb., 90 horsepower motorcycles! With NO BRAKES! MarketWire

Tuxis Corporation Announces 2011 Financial Results
Tuxis Corporation (PINKSHEETS: TUXS) today reported its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2011. MarketWire

Innotas Named to JMP Securities Hot 100 List of Best Privately Held Software Companies
Innotas announced today it has been named to the JMP Securities "Hot 100: The Best Privately Held Software Companies" list. The report, issued May 2012, profiles 100 of the leading private companies in the software industry as identified by the software research team at JMP Securities, a full-service investment bank MarketWire

American Medical Association Foundation to Award 25 Grants for Grassroots Health Education
The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation is now offering grants for community organizations that provide educational programming about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. MarketWire

Lumenpulse Enjoys Successful Lightfair 2012 With 17 New Products and 2 Awards
Lumenpulse Inc. enjoyed a successful event at Lightfair International in Las Vegas, May 9-11, 2012, where it launched 17 new products. To cap a memorable event, Lumenpulse was honored in the Next Generation Luminaires awards ceremony, with Lumencove® and Lumenbeam™ LBX Pendant being recognized winners. MarketWire

Xcovery Announces Presentation of Clinical Data at Upcoming ASCO Annual Meeting
Xcovery, a developer of next-generation targeted therapeutics for cancer, today announced that investigators will present data from its Phase 1 clinical study which evaluated X-82, an oral VEGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), in patients with advanced solid tumors. MarketWire

One Direction Is the Top Concert on TicketNetwork.com
Newcomer boy band One Direction has managed to make a very strong showing for its first solo tour. Despite being scheduled against another popular boy band, Big Time Rush, more One Direction tickets have sold on TicketNetwork.com* than tickets for any other band since tickets became available in March MarketWire

Space Systems/Loral-Built Nimiq 6 Satellite Successfully Performs Post-Launch Maneuvers
Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) (NASDAQ: LORL), the world's leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the Nimiq 6 satellite, designed and built for Telesat, one of the world's leading satellite operators, is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan MarketWire

CTI Industries Corporation 2011 Annual Report Available on Company Website
CTI Industries Corporation (NASDAQ: CTIB), a manufacturer and marketer of packaging and storage bags and pouches, metalized balloons, latex balloons, novelty items and printed and laminated films, today announced that its 2011 annual report is available on its website at http://www.ctiindustries.com/irdocs/2011_annual_report.pdf MarketWire

NYC Retail Report: Hot Shopping Corridors on Madison and Upper 5th Avenue Fetch High Rents
The market for Manhattan retail space has tightened in the most prominent shopping corridors with asking rents on Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue seeing significant increases, according to The Real Estate Board of New York's (REBNY's) Spring 2012 Retail Report. Demand for prime store space continues to raise the asking rents and prestige in these retail corridors. MarketWire

Charles Industries Partners With Tel-Quip to Bring Fiber Optic, Wireless and Copper OSP Solutions to South Central States
Charles Industries, Ltd., a leading provider of innovative enclosed solutions for telecommunications service providers, has entered into a manufacturer's representative agreement with Tel-Quip, LLC of Houston, Texas MarketWire

BioTech Medics, Inc. to Penetrate $20 Billion Energy Drink Market by Initiating Facebook & Google Ad Campaign for BioBody Balance Energy Spray
BioTech Medics, Inc.(PINKSHEETS: BMCS) announced commencing an Internet Advertising and Awareness Campaign on Facebook and Google. BioBody Balance is a caffeine-free Energy Spray nutritional supplement. BioTech's existing BioBody Balance® Concentrate Supplement has sold over $5 million in gross sales MarketWire

Gold Fields Benefits From 24-Karat Prices in First-Quarter 2012, Sees African, South American Investments Grow, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) (Johannesburg, South Africa), one of the world's leading gold producers, reported solid gains in revenues and profits for the first quarter of 2012 MarketWire

CTI Group Announces Release of Proteus(R) 7.1
CTI Group (Holdings) Inc. (OTCQB: CTIG) (PINKSHEETS: CTIG), a leading developer of telecommunications solutions for fixed, mobile and converged communications, today announces the release of Proteus® 7.1, an upgrade to its fully scalable, hosted or premise-based call accounting solution for mobile, VoIP, and traditional PBX telephony systems MarketWire

Carino's Italian in Joplin, MO, Shows Appreciation for the Community With Buy One Get One Free Entree on May 22nd, One-Year Anniversary of Tornado
Carino's Italian in Joplin marks the one-year anniversary of the most devastating tornado to hit the community by honoring its residents with a buy one get one free entrée on May 22nd. Additionally, Carino's will be delivering free lunch to various civic and charitable organizations in the community starting May 21st. Carino's in Joplin is located at 137 North Range Line Road. MarketWire

Volkswagen Joins Dave Matthews Band on 2012 Summer Tour
Volkswagen of America is proud to announce its partnership with Dave Matthews Band for its 2012 summer tour. The band will be stopping in 40 cities nationwide and the Volkswagen brand will ride alongside with them. MarketWire

Matchbox Twenty Head "NORTH" With New Album; Multi-Platinum Pop-Rock Superstars Return on First All-New Collection in Ten Years; Album to Be Heralded by Thrilling New Single; "She's So Mean" Set to Impact in Mid-June; "NORTH" Arrives Everywhere on September 4th
Atlantic recording group Matchbox Twenty has announced the release of their hugely-anticipated new album scheduled to arrive everywhere on September 4th. MarketWire

Golden Minerals Announces High Grade Resource Estimate for Velardena Property in Durango, Mexico
Golden Minerals Company ("Golden Minerals" or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: AUMN) (TSX: AUM) is pleased to announce the results of a Canadian National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") compliant mineral resource estimate for the Velardeña Operations in Mexico which was received yesterday, May 17th MarketWire

Realtors(R) Know Workforce Housing Solutions Are About Building Trust and Relationships
A panel of Realtors® provided keen insight into what it takes to launch successful workforce housing initiatives during the Housing Opportunities Forum - Ideas in Action at the Realtor® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. MarketWire

Josh Thomson to Represent RYU at Strikeforce
Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN), http://www.ryu.com/, is pleased to announce that on Saturday, May 19th Josh Thomson will be representing RYU at Strikeforce as the Co-Main Event of Barnett vs. Cormier. Getting underway at 7:00 p.m. PDT against Gilbert Melendez, Thomson is a former Strikeforce Lightweight Champion and holds a 19-4-0 win/loss/draw Martial Arts record. MarketWire

Wall Street Newscast Interviews Creative Edge Nutrition, Inc. CEO Bill Chaaban
Creative Edge Nutrition, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FITX) Chief Executive Officer Bill Chaaban discusses the corporate vision and strategic marketing initiatives of the company on Wall Street Newscast (http://www.wallstreetnewscast.com/profile/fitx.html). Chaaban discussed the Creative Edge Nutrition, Inc. strategic acquisition of Science Defined Nutrition. Inc MarketWire

Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity-Today-Drilling Down: BMO Panel to Discuss Outlook for Energy Sector
The oil and natural gas markets are in flux. Natural gas prices are at 10-year lows and bloated inventories continue to weigh on the market. Meanwhile, the oil-to-natural gas price ratio in North America is running in the vicinity of 40, compared to a long-run average closer to ten. The European benchmark, Brent, is trading at a large premium to the U.S MarketWire

GoPromotional.com Introduces Cutting Edge Smartphone QR Code Technology to the Promotional Gifts Industry
Widely known for its innovation and creative approach to marketing, GoPromotional continues to raise the bar with its latest news today. The company has announced they will now be the first in the industry to offer customised QR Code printing on promotional gifts from their extensive product offering MarketWire

Microsoft and Ford Join FiRe 2012 as Silver Partners
Ford and Microsoft joined Strategic News Service as a Future in Review (FiRe) 2012 Silver Partner this week. The sponsorship reflects the companies' shared commitment to creating a better-connected car experience through the Ford SYNC software platform in select Ford and Lincoln vehicles MarketWire

CEO States Key Components That Lends Value to TeleFix
TeleFix Communications Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TLFX) -- Mezaun Norman brings attention to the Goldman Research Report filed earlier this week. Ms. Norman states that the investment community should consider TeleFix's status as a Minority Woman-Owned Business as a considerable value and an advantage over other competing industry firms MarketWire

CalAmp Announces Annual Meeting of Stockholders
CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, today announced that its 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The meeting will be held at the Westlake Village Inn, located at 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, California 91361 MarketWire

SpectraScience to Exhibit WavSTAT4 Optical Biopsy System at Digestive Disease Week Conference May 19-22 in San Diego
SpectraScience, Inc. (OTCQB: SCIE) (PINKSHEETS: SCIE), a San Diego based medical device company, is exhibiting its WavSTAT4 Optical Biopsy System at the Digestive Disease Week Conference (DDW) May 19-22, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center MarketWire

Volkswagen Appoints Kevin Mayer Vice President, Marketing
Volkswagen of America today announced the appointment of Kevin E. Mayer, 42, to the post of Vice President, Marketing, for the Volkswagen brand. Mayer will lead and direct all aspects of marketing for the Volkswagen brand in the United States. He will report directly to Tim Mahoney, Volkswagen of America Executive Vice President, Chief Product and Marketing Officer. MarketWire

National Animal Supplement Council Recognizes Companies for Improving the Standards of Animal Health Supplements and Presents Frank Ballard With Lifetime Achievement Award
National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) hosted its 2nd annual awards gala on May 10, at Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla. Companies were celebrated for extraordinary efforts in their commitment to quality, education and improving the standards of the animal health supplement industry. MarketWire

MMRGlobal to Present the Future of Personal Health at B. Riley & Co. Investor Conference
Robert H. Lorsch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF) ("MMR"), a leading provider of Personal Health Records (PHRs) and electronic document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals, will address the opportunities in health information technology, in particular as it relates to Personal Health Records, at the 13th Annual B. Riley & Co MarketWire

Chembio Sponsors 27th Annual AIDS Walk New York as Co-Chair Advocate
Chembio Diagnostics, Inc. (OTCQB: CEMI) (PINKSHEETS: CEMI), which develops, manufactures, markets and licenses point-of-care diagnostic tests, today announced that the Company is a proud sponsor and Co-Chair Advocate for the 27th Annual AIDS Walk New York, which takes place this Sunday, May 20th and begins and ends in Central Park. MarketWire

H. Stockton Celebrates America Through May 31 With Its Made in America Event at All Atlanta Locations
Atlanta-based clothing retailer H. Stockton is excited to announce its Made in America event running now through Memorial Day weekend. The store is offering discounts for all products boasting the Made in America seal. MarketWire

Rockall Technologies Enhances Trade Finance Team
Rockall Technologies, a global leader in software solutions for credit limits, exposure and collateral management, is delighted to announce that Avi Gur has joined the company to further enhance its expertise in the Structured Trade and Commodity Finance (STCF) business. MarketWire

El Paso Pipeline Partners Agrees to Acquire Cheyenne Plains Pipeline and Additional Interest in Colorado Interstate Gas Company From El Paso Corporation
El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EPB) announced today that it has agreed to acquire the remaining 14-percent interest in Colorado Interstate Gas Company, L.L.C. (CIG) and all of Cheyenne Plains Investment Company, L.L.C., which owns Cheyenne Plains Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C MarketWire

The Piacente Group Announces Engagement With Qihoo 360 to Provide Strategic Investor Relations Consulting Services
The Piacente Group, Inc. ("TPG"), a full service investor relations consulting firm with offices in New York, California and Beijing, today announced that Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. (NYSE: QIHU) (or "Qihoo 360"), a leading Internet company in China as measured by active user base, has retained TPG as its investor relations advisors MarketWire

Augme Scheduled to Present at Three Upcoming Investor Conferences
Augme® Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: AUGT) ("Augme" or the "Company"), a leader in interactive media marketing that provides the only patented end-to-end mobile marketing platform, today announced that it is scheduled to present at three upcoming investor conferences. MarketWire

Psion Signs Distribution Agreement With BlueStar in Spain and Portugal
BlueStar, a leading global distributor of ADC, Mobility, Point-of-Sale, and RFID technology, and Psion, a top manufacturer of mobile computing solutions, have announced a new distribution agreement for Spain and Portugal. With this agreement, BlueStar becomes a strategic partner for Psion products in Iberia, in addition to their current United Kingdom distribution agreement. MarketWire

Improve Your Cardiovascular Health: Get Out of Your Office Chairs
Ergotron, Inc., the global leader in ergonomic and wellness-enhancing mounting and mobility products, is proud to support the American Heart Association in its mission to "build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke," especially since sedentary behavior is linked to these two diseases. MarketWire

inTEST Corporation Announces Participation in B. Riley Investor Conference
inTEST Corporation (NASDAQ: INTT), an independent designer, manufacturer and marketer of temperature management products and semiconductor automatic test equipment (ATE) interface solutions, today announced that the company's management will participate in the 13th Annual B. Riley & Co MarketWire

NicOx's Ordinary Shareholder Meeting on June 6, 2012
ALERT NicOx's Ordinary Shareholder Meeting May 18, 2012. Sophia Antipolis, France. www.nicox.com NicOx S.A. (EURONEXT: COX) (PARIS: COX) has convened an ordinaryshareholdermeeting on second call on the same agenda on Wednesday June 6, 2012 at2:00 pmCET at the Palais de la Méditerranée - 13 promenade des Anglais- 06000 Nice -France MarketWire

California Pictures Attends 2012 Cannes International Film Festival With the Sci-Fi Action Thriller "Scavengers"
California Pictures will unveil the trailer to their upcoming sci-fi action thriller SCAVENGERS at the 2012 Cannes International Film Festival. SCAVENGERS, which is currently in final post-production, stars Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints, Powder), Jeremy London (The CW's "7th Heaven" and "Party of Five"), and Roark Critchlow (ABC's "V") MarketWire

MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon, 5/18
Social issues, vertical food growing, Nigeria, earthquake-proof homes, economy, stocks, bonds; this week on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. MoneyTV is the internationally syndicated television program all about money and what makes it happen, (http://www.moneytv.net), featuring informative interviews with company CEOs, providing insights into their operations and outlooks for their futures. MarketWire

Juniper Networks Enables Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing to Achieve Ultra Low-Latency Trading
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced that a carrier-class switching infrastructure based on the Juniper Networks® QFabric™ architecture will be deployed at a new data center being built by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) MarketWire

Active Biotech and Ipsen to present Tasquinimod Phase II Overall Survival data at the 2012 ASCO Annual Meeting
Active Biotech (NASDAQ OMXNORDIC: ACTI) and Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) will presenttasquinimod(TASQ), their prostate cancer drug candidate, at the scientific conference"2012ASCO Annual Meeting" to be held in Chicago (USA) on 1-5 June 2012 MarketWire

Ericsson resolves on an acquisition offer for C shares for LTV 2012
In accordance with the resolution by theAnnual General Meeting 2012, Ericsson(NASDAQ: ERIC) expands its treasury stock in order to provide shares for theLong-Term Variable Remuneration Program (LTV) 2012 for employees inEricsson. MarketWire

Galapagos NV: business update
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DSM to acquire Ocean Nutrition Canada to expand its Nutritional Lipids growth platform
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RHJ International: First Trading Update for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2012
Please, find enclosed the pressrelease issued today by RHJ Internationalannouncing its first trading update for the fiscal year endingDecember31, 2012. MarketWire

Fairstar stays in the black in Q1 as it prepares to enter the "Red Box" in 2012
Fairstar Heavy Transport N.V. (FAIR) has posted an operating profit in the First Quarter of 2012, following on with the positive EBITDA contribution posted by the Company in the Fourth Quarter of 2011. GlobeNewswire

Transocean Ltd. Shareholders Approve All Proposals at Annual General Meeting
Transocean Ltd. /Transocean Ltd. Shareholders Approve All Proposals at Annual General Meeting . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Økokrim charges two members of Yara management
Oslo (2012-05-18): The Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime ("Økokrim") has charged two members of the corporate executive management team, Head of Upstream Tor Holba and Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy Hallgeir Storvik GlobeNewswire

Cargotec has established a joint venture with Jiangsu Rainbow Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. to strengthen presence in China
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE, 18 MAY 2012 AT 12.10 P.M (EEST) GlobeNewswire

FLSmidth receives contract for large cement project
Company Announcement to the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority No. 25-2012, 18 May 2012 GlobeNewswire

Eltek ASA: Voting results from the annual general meeting
Reference is made to the stock exchange announcement 16 May regarding the Annual General Meeting of Eltek ASA held on 15 May 2012. Please find attached the voting results from the Annual General Meeting. GlobeNewswire

Eltek ASA: Avstemmingsresultater fra ordinær generalforsamling
Det vises til børsmelding 16. mai om avholdt ordinær generalforsamling i Eltek ASA den 15. mai 2012. Vedlagt følger avstemmingsresultater fra den ordinære generalforsamlingen. GlobeNewswire

Aki Saarinen appointed Executive Vice President, Strategic Business Development, at Ahlstrom
Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE May 18, 2012 at 9.30 GlobeNewswire

Eurocastle Investment Limited 2012 AGM Results
EUROCASTLE INVESTMENT LIMITED GlobeNewswire

Bavarian Nordic to Report New PROSTVAC® Clinical Data at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting
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ARCADIS ANNOUNCES NAME CHANGE FOR DAVIS LANGDON & SEAH
ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consultancy, design, engineering and management services company, today announced that its subsidiary Davis Langdon & Seah, the leading Asian cost and project management consultancy, will change its name to Langdon & Seah effective today GlobeNewswire

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. Announces Availability of 2011 Annual Report
HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - Teekay Offshore GP LLC, the general partner of Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO) (Teekay Offshore or the Partnership) announced today that the Partnership's 2011 Annual Report on Form 20-F has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), effective April 24, 2012 GlobeNewswire

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