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IOC chairman defends petrol price hike, blames it on higher under recoveries
The Chairman of the Indian Oil Corporation, R.S. Butola, on Thursday defended the oil marketing companies decision to hike the petrol price, saying there was no option but to do so. ANI

Zuckerberg underfire following IPO bungle up
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has come under fire for going missing from the public eye, since firm's disastrous IPO bungle. ANI

Govt. raised petrol price to ensure oil firms survival: Narayanasamy
Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy on Thursday said the government took the decision to hike petrol price to ensure that the oil firms do not run into losses as business entities. ANI

Hackers raid Oz telecom site affecting 35,000
Australian telecommunications company Telstra has been hit by a "hacking attack" which has affected over 35,000 customers. ANI

Facebook may move shares to NYSE following post IPO crash
Following Facebook's May 18, 2012, IPO crash on the Nasdaq Stock Market, the social media giant may move its shares to the New York Stock Exchange. ANI

Microsoft to release Office Apps for Android Tabs, iPads
Software giant Microsoft is set to release Microsoft Office for Android tabs and iPads and an Outlook Web app for iOS this fall. ANI

Court clears Google of violating software firm Oracle's patents charges
A jury in a California court has absolved Internet search giant Google of infringing patents owned by software developer Oracle. ANI

Hewlett-Packard to cut 27,000 jobs by 2014 end
Computer giant Hewlett-Packard is set to cut 27,000 jobs by the end of 2014. ANI

Petrol a deregulated commodity: Mukherjee
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said the decision to hike the petrol price was taken by the oil marketing companies, as petrol is a deregulated commodity. ANI

Automaker Ford regains ownership of blue oval logo
American multinational automaker Ford has reclaimed ownership of the blue oval logo. ANI

Anand Sharma blames rupee depreciation on global economic crisis
Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has blamed the historic depreciation in the value of the rupee vis-a-vis the U.S. dollar on international economic pressures such as the Eurozone crisis. ANI

Investors sue Facebook for misleading them on business prospects following post IPO crash
Investors have sued Facebook and its Wall Street advisers over claims that the social media giant misled them about the company's business prospects before its record flotation. ANI

Kingsoft Announces 2012 First Quarter Results
Kingsoft Corporation Limited ("Kingsoft" or the "Company"; SEHK: 3888), a leading entertainment software, Internet security and application software developer, distributor and service provider in the PRC, announced its unaudited first quarter resultsfor the three months ended 31 March 2012 ACN Newswire

Sam R. Leno Appointed to Omnicare's Board of Directors
CINCINNATI, May 24, 2012 - Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE:OCR), today announced the appointment of Sam R. Leno to its Board of Directors and he will also become a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Leno has more than 40 years of business experience with multinational companies, the vast majority within the healthcare sector ACN Newswire

Ashland Inc. to participate in 7th annual J.P. Morgan Diversified Industries Conference in New York June 6
May 24, 2012COVINGTON, Ky. - Ashland Inc. today announced it will participate in the 7th annual J.P. Morgan Diversified Industries Conference June 6 in New York City. Lamar Chambers, Ashland senior vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss the company's growth strategy and financial performance, and answer questions from investors ACN Newswire

CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia Reinforce the Convergence Connection as Registrations Hit Record Levels
CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia - the world's leading event for the increasingly converging Digital Multimedia, Entertainment, Infocomm and Telecommunications arena - is experiencing record pre-show visitor registrations and exhibitor figures hitting close to 2,000 as the industry, its business leaders and influencers turn their attention towards opening day on 19 June ACN Newswire

International Exhibitors Marking Their Positions at MTA VIETNAM2012
The highly anticipated MTA VIETNAM2012 will return to the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City from 3 to 6 July. In its 10th edition, MTA VIETNAM will again bring forth a premier grouping of international industry leaderslooking forward to unveil their latest offerings in sheet-metal cutting, metal cutting, cutting tools, test & measurement, and many more ACN Newswire

Bangladesh B'cast & Cable TV Services Severely Disrupted by Interference
Bangladesh's broadcasting and cable and satellite TV operators, in co-ordination with the international satellite communications industry, have called for the Government of Bangladesh to take rapid action to halt the disruption of TV services suffered by millions of Bangladeshis ACN Newswire

Optimizing Process Management in Medical Device Manufacturing
Medical device manufacturing executives are currently challenged with getting products to market faster; however with increased FDA regulatory requirements and validations, they must ensure that the manufacturing processes are robust, says William J.Bergen, President & Chief Executive Officer, MicroGroup. Effective and timely communication at each stage of production is crucial, he adds ACN Newswire

Sharp and Sony to Terminate Joint Venture to Produce and Sell Large-sized LCD Panels and Modules
Sharp Corporation ("Sharp") and Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced that their joint venture relationship to produce and sell large-sized LCD panels and modules will terminate, and that Sony will sell its shares (representing 7.04% of the issued shares) in Sharp Display Products Corporation ("SDP") to SDP* ACN Newswire

Mazda Titan Qualifies for the New Eco-Car Tax Reduction and Subsidy in Japan
Mazda Motor Corporation announced that sales of the Mazda Titan, a certified low emission vehicle which qualifies for Japan's new eco-car tax reduction program(1) will begin today at Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealers nationwide ACN Newswire

Fuji Electric, DENSO, Toyota Tsusho, FamilyMart, Takamiya, and Yamato Transport to Conduct Demonstration Test of Energy Management Systems for Commercial Facilities in Fukuoka, Japan
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., DENSO Corporation, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, FamilyMart Co., Ltd., Takamiya Corporation, and Yamato Transport Co., Ltd ACN Newswire

JCB an Official Sponsor of China LPGA Tour
JCB International, the international operations subsidiary of JCB, the only international payment brand based in Japan, is pleased to announce that it has acquired an official sponsorship of the China LPGA Tour.The China LPGA Tour was founded in2009 and is officially sanctioned by the China Golf Association ("CGA") ACN Newswire

Omnicare Holds Annual Stockholders' Meeting
CINCINNATI, May 23, 2012 - Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE:OCR), today held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders. At the meeting, Omnicare stockholders elected the seven directors who stood for election to the Company's Board of Directors to serve until the 2013 Annual Meeting or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified ACN Newswire

Bayport International Holdings, Inc. Management Will Host a Conference Call
Bayport International Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EXTO), today announced the Company will host a conference call on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to provide a shareholders update and discuss the Company's recent progress, developments, and future plans MarketWire

United Resource Holdings Group, Inc. Has Retained Bridgewater Capital Corporation as Investment Banker and International Investment Bankers, Corp. as Broker-Dealer
United Resource Holdings Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: URHG) announced today that Bridgewater Capital Corporation ("Bridgewater") and Independent Investment Bankers Corp. ("IIB") have been retained as their investment banker and broker-dealer, respectively. MarketWire

NW Natural Elects New Board Chairman
The Board of Directors of Northwest Natural Gas Company, dba, NW Natural (NYSE: NWN), today announced at the company's annual shareholder meeting the election of Tod R. Hamachek as board chairman. Hamachek will replace Russell F. Tromley who is retiring after serving as chair since 2008 and as a member of the board since 1994. MarketWire

Race to Develop Australia's First Potash Project Is On, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Perth, Australia) -- With Australia's long history as a major agricultural producer and exporter, it is surprising that the country's history as a producer of potash, the main use for which is fertilizer, is very limited MarketWire

Rosetta Genomics to Raise $6.6 Million in Registered Direct Offering
Rosetta Genomics Ltd. ("Rosetta") (NASDAQ: ROSG), a leading developer and provider of microRNA-based molecular diagnostics, today announced it has entered into definitive agreements with investors to purchase an aggregate of 570,755 ordinary shares at a price of $11.50 per share in a registered direct offering MarketWire

Athletes Everywhere: Protect Your noggin, with a noggin(TM)
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

"Freedom Is Not Free" -- Young Americans Remember as Memorial Day Approaches
Generation Opportunity today launched an online scroll for Americans to sign to thank the brave men and women who have selflessly served the nation and made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our enduring freedoms. The effort for Memorial Day 2012 -- called "Freedom Is Not Free" -- gained immediate attention and support across the country. MarketWire

Rx Response Beefs Up Technology for 2012 Hurricane Season
The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season is set to officially begin and Rx Response has launched two technology enhancements to make the program an even more powerful resource in helping to ensure the continued flow of medicine to patients following a major hurricane or other disaster. MarketWire

Royalty Pharma Raises $600 Million of Debt
Royalty Pharma, the industry leader in acquiring royalty interests in marketed and late stage biopharmaceutical products, announced that it has successfully issued $600 million of incremental Term Loan B debt through RPI Finance Trust ("RPIFT"), bringing total debt outstanding at RPIFT to approximately $3.4 billion. Proceeds will be used to fund future acquisitions. MarketWire

DISH Sues Networks in Federal Court
DISH today filed suit against ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC in federal court for a declaratory judgment on questions that have arisen related to the pay-TV provider's May 10 introduction of a user-enabled commercial skipping technology called AutoHop. This feature is an advancement that is generating buzz and already seeing a groundswell of support from consumers. MarketWire

Court Orders Dismissal of CUROSURF(R) Case
Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CRTX) today announced that on May 18, 2012 the United States District Court for the Western District of New York issued a decision and order granting Cornerstone's motion to dismiss all the claims of ONY, Inc. in the case filed by ONY. The case concerned Cornerstone's neonatal lung surfactant, CUROSURF. MarketWire

Nexsan Wins Red Herring North American 100 Award
Nexsan®, a leading independent provider of data storage systems, today announced that the company has received Red Herring's North American 100 award for pioneering efforts in Hybrid Storage MarketWire

VIQ Solutions Reports First Quarter 2012 Results
VIQ Solutions Inc. ("VIQ Solutions" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE: VQS), a world leader in computer-based digital audio and video capture and management, today reported its financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2012. Results are reported in Canadian dollars and are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). MarketWire

Willbros Elects Robert R. Harl, Edward J. DiPaolo and Michael C. Lebens to Board
Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE: WG) announced that at its 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, held on May 23, 2012, stockholders, with a majority of votes cast, re-elected Robert R. Harl and Edward J. DiPaolo and elected Michael C. Lebens as Class I directors to its Board. MarketWire

Chartwells School Dining Services Sponsors Cooking up Change Healthy Cooking Contest
This week in our nation's capital, Chartwells School Dining Services, participated as a platinum sponsor and a judge in the annual National Cooking up Change® healthy cooking contest MarketWire

Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh's Application to Convert to New York State Charter Approved by New York State Department of Financial Services
The Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh (the "Bank"), a subsidiary of Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCOM) (the "Company"), announced that its application to convert from a federally-chartered stock savings bank to a New York State-chartered stock savings bank (the "Application") has been approved by the New York State Department of Financial Services ("NYSDFS"). MarketWire

Construction Writers Association Announces 2012 Annual Conference, CONNECTED
The Construction Writers Association's (CWA) 2012 Annual Conference, CONNECTED, featuring economic and political reports from construction industry economists writers, leaders and analysts; several professional development seminars on social media and building effective content; and a construction tour of CityCenter, will take place Oct MarketWire

Epicor Announces Agreement to Acquire Assets of COGITA Holdings Limited
Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the operating assets and intellectual property of New Zealand-based partner COGITA Holdings Limited MarketWire

Euroseas Ltd. to Present at the Second Annual Euro Pacific Global Investment Conference
Euroseas Ltd. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: ESEA), an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced today that Mr. Tasos Aslidis, the Chief Financial Officer of Euroseas, will be presenting at the Second Annual Euro Pacific Global Investment Conference in New York City on Thursday, May 31st, 2012. MarketWire

San Antonio Digital Creative Agency Wins Healthy Workplace Award
People expect major employee health and wellness benefits from high profile businesses. What comes as a surprise, however, is when smaller organizations do their part to enhance employee health and wellness. San Antonio advertising agency, esd and associates, the city's leading digital creative agency, has made waves recently with an employee health and wellness plan that sets a gold standard. MarketWire

Rhode Island Personal Injury Law Firm Bottaro Law Urges Boating Safety
As the warm weather arrives and many people begin to participate in recreational boating, Rhode Island personal injuries resulting from boating accidents occur more frequently. MarketWire

'Top U.S. Advertising Agency' Rauxa Sets Roots in Atlanta With New Office
Rauxa, a full-service, integrated marketing agency recognized as one of the "Top U.S. Agencies" by Ad Age, expands its national footprint with the opening of its Atlanta office and the addition of Gail Ferman, Managing Director, V.P. of Account Services, and Joe Youngs, V.P. of Data Strategy and Analytics. MarketWire

Major Media Outlets, Open Government Organizations File Amicus Curiae Briefs in Support of Judicial Watch's Lawsuit to Obtain Obama White House Visitor Logs
Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that major mainstream media outlets and open government organizations have joined its legal campaign against the Obama Secret Service to force the release of White House visitor logs MarketWire

MEDIA ALERT: eSilicon to Join With ChipEstimate, Synopsys, Magma and TSMC at DAC 2012
Create Superior Products with Selective Memory Customization ChipEstimate IP Talks: Booth #1202 Patrick Soheili, eSilicon's VP and GM, IP Solutions Group, will be presenting Create Superior Products with Selective Memory Customization at ChipEstimate IP Talks. Learn how custom IP can optimize your chip's power, performance or area MarketWire

Nationwide Credit Clearing Has Been Helping Clients Repair Their Credit Score Since 1991
79% of all credit reports contain errors. Oftentimes, those reports can be corrected. Nationwide Credit Clearing offers comprehensive credit repair services that are specially designed to improve, monitor and protect your credit rating. Nationwide Credit Clearing files disputes with all three major credit reporting companies: Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. MarketWire

SecureAlert, Inc. Announces Record Six Month Revenue Results
SecureAlert, Inc. (OTCBB: SCRA) (OTCQB: SCRA) MarketWire

Tim Tebow Takes to the Turf at Qualcomm Stadium This Father's Day
New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, one of the most dynamic players in the National Football League and a follower of Christ known for sharing his faith openly and unabashedly, will join Dr. David Jeremiah, the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, for a very special event Father's Day morning at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, the church has announced. MarketWire

ReviewPro Announces the Global Review Index(TM) Hotel Rankings
ReviewPro, the international leader in online reputation and social media management for the hotel industry, today announced the launch of the Global Review Index™ Top Hotel Rankings, its industry-focused ranking of hotels by online guest satisfaction MarketWire

"The Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series" Announced for High School Students Nationwide
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation's Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center is proud to announce The Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series, which will award $35,000 in scholarship funds to outstanding high school debate students across the nation MarketWire

The Fray's Isaac Slade Stops by Local Elementary School to Deliver Donation of $40,000 Worth of Instruments for Music Program
What: A donation of $40,000 worth of musical instruments to Pennington Elementary School from the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation and Colorado Public Radio, thanks to support from The Anschutz Foundation. There will be a presentation at the school, with the students there to receive and play the instruments for the first time MarketWire

Community Bank of the Bay Names William S. Keller Chief Executive Officer and Announces 2012 First Quarter Earnings
Community Bank of the Bay (OTCBB: CBYAA), a San Francisco Bay Area bank with locations in Oakland, Danville and San Jose, named banking veteran William Keller as its Chief Executive Officer and announced operating results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2012. MarketWire

Tickets for the 16th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival Now Sold Out
Insomniac announced today that tickets for the 16th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas are officially sold out. The festival's producer anticipates more than 300,000 attendees over the three-day event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, June 8-10, 2012. MarketWire

ScholarShare Announces College Savings Account Giveaway
ScholarShare, California's 529 college savings program, announces that they will host their first ever sweepstakes on Twitter, giving all qualified entries the chance to win a $1,529 ScholarShare account for future college costs. There will also be two $529 accounts available to use for a child's college future MarketWire

Innovative Concepts in Entertainment, Inc. Chooses abas ERP Because of Its Next Generation, Always Current Development Model
abas-USA announced today that Innovative Concepts in Entertainment, Inc. (ICE) has chosen abas Business Software as its software for the future. MarketWire

PayPal Taps ShopKeep POS for In-Store Payments at Nearly 2,000 U.S. Merchants
Now customers can check-in with PayPal and check out at the register at nearly 2,000 merchants thanks to the innovative iPad POS solution from ShopKeep® POS, the simplest way to make smarter business decisions MarketWire

Industry Leaders Discuss Innovations in Wireless Health Services and Technologies to Improve Consumer Access to Healthcare
WHO: The X PRIZE Foundation and Nokia today announced the launch of the Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE, a $2.25 million global competition to stimulate the development of a new generation of health sensors and sensing technologies that can drastically improve the quality, accuracy and ease of monitoring a person's health MarketWire

RealtyUSA Ranked #5 Largest Independent Residential Real Estate Broker in the United States
Realty USA, based in Williamsville, New York, was ranked #5 in the United States by Real Trends Magazine for independent brokers. RealtyUSA has 54 offices in New York, is ranked the #1 residential real estate broker in New York and had $2.4 billion in sales with 18,009 units. MarketWire

Biostem U.S., Corporation Announces $5,000,000 Financing Agreement Through Private Placement of Stock
Biostem U.S., Corporation, (OTCQB: HAIR) (PINKSHEETS: HAIR) (Biostem, the Company), a fully reporting public company in the stem cell regenerative medicine sciences sector, announces a $5,000,000 financing agreement through private placement of stock. MarketWire

The Green Building Initiative Successfully Completes ANSI Audit
The Green Building Initiative (GBI) recently received notification that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) had completed review and approval of the GBI's revised process for development and maintenance of consensus standards for environmentally preferable design, construction and upkeep of buildings. MarketWire

Chris Chelios "Assists" Megan's Dreams Golf Outing to Benefit Homeless Animals and Young Veterinarians
Helping to fulfill the dreams of Megan Darr-Soroka, a popular manager at Cheli's Chili Bar in Detroit, the event contributes to an endowment fund for Michigan State University veterinary students and the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter MarketWire

Results of Annual and Special Meeting
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Graymark Healthcare Retains Genesis Select for Investor Relations
Graymark Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRMH), a provider of care management solutions to the sleep disorder market, announced today that it has engaged Genesis Select for investor relations services. MarketWire

Engage and Reverb Communications Bring Public Relations and Marketing to Gaming Companies and Cloud Service Providers
Reverb Communications, a veteran public relations, marketing and publishing digital entertainment agency, and Engage, a full-service communications agency specializing in the cloud, mobile and telecom markets, today announced a partnership providing public relations and marketing services to gaming companies and to cloud providers that are now delivering video games and gaming applications. MarketWire

Big Screen Entertainment Group, a Sales and Distribution Company, Wraps Up Cannes Film Market 2012 -- Announces New Theatrical Division
Big Screen Entertainment Group (PINKSHEETS: BSEG) brought a number of new completed feature films to the Cannes 2012 film market MarketWire

Splurgy Unveils Universal Promotions Platform to the Public
Splurgy Inc announced today the launch of its social marketing platform that allows brands to reward customers for various social engagements MarketWire

Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE -- Searching the World for the Most Powerful Digital Health Sensors to Transform the Healthcare Industry
The X PRIZE Foundation and Nokia today announced the launch of the Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE, a $2.25 million global competition to stimulate the development of a new generation of health sensors and sensing technologies that can drastically improve the quality, accuracy and ease of monitoring a person's health MarketWire

Cicero Group Honored With "Best of State" Award
Cicero Group (www.cicerogroup.com), a premier strategy, market research, and data analytics firm, has been awarded Utah's 2012 Best of State Award. Cicero Group sets itself apart with teams of highly experienced strategists and researchers who have actually run large-scale business units; thus Cicero is able to accurately translate data into meaningful strategic direction for its clients. MarketWire

Bexil Corporation Announces Annual Meeting and Conference Call
Bexil Corporation (PINKSHEETS: BXLC) announced today that its 2012 annual meeting of stockholders will be held at The Down Town Association, 60 Pine Street, New York, New York on June 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m MarketWire

MULTIMEDIA UPDATE: EcoCAR 2 Announces Year One Winner: Mississippi State University
EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future today named Mississippi State University its Year One winner at the EcoCAR 2012 Competition in Los Angeles. The 15 universities competing in EcoCAR 2 gathered for six days of judged competition this week with $100,000 in prize money up for grabs. EcoCAR 2, a three-year competition sponsored by the U.S MarketWire

Innovation Group's New Version of Insurer Conversion Enhances Capability of Insurers to Handle Data Conversions Successfully
The Innovation Group plc (Innovation Group), a global provider of business process services and software solutions to the insurance, fleet, automotive and property industries, today released a new version of Insurer Conversion, the conversion component for the Innovation Insurer suite MarketWire

Blach Strengthens Business Development Team With Addition of Pat Quinn
Blach Construction Company is pleased to announce that Patrick N. Quinn has joined the company as Director of Client Services, enhancing Blach's growing Business Development team. MarketWire

True Diagnostics Receives CE Mark for TrueDX(TM) Platform & TSH Test
True Diagnostics, Inc.™ (www.TrueDiagnostics.com) has announced it has received a CE Mark to allow it to distribute its TrueDX Platform and quantitative TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) test in Europe. With the TrueDX Platform, doctors can immediately determine if a patient suffers from a hypoactive thyroid by using only a finger prick of blood MarketWire

OCBC Endorses Supervisor Janet Nguyen for Re-Election
Orange County Business Council (OCBC), the leading voice of business in Orange County, has endorsed Supervisor Janet Nguyen for re-election to the Orange County Board of Supervisors, District 1. Supervisor Nguyen is the first Asian-American and the first Vietnamese-American to serve on the Board of Supervisors, and recently served as Board Chair in 2010 MarketWire

Sales of Inhalers Driving Respiratory Device Market to $44 Billion
Driven by an increased incidence of respiratory disease and an aging population, Kalorama Information estimated that the respiratory market reached $44.2 billion in 2011. The healthcare market research publisher says the largest component of this market is respiratory inhalers and associated therapeutic pharmaceuticals, reflecting about 77% of the total MarketWire

Venafi Encryption Director Wins SIIA CODiE Award for Best Security Solution
Venafi, the inventor and market leader in Enterprise Key and Certificate Management (EKCM) solutions, today announced that Venafi Encryption Director™ 6 (Director 6) won the Software & Information Industry Association's 2012 CODiE Award for Best Security Solution MarketWire

Healthwise Brings Home Third Straight National ClearMark Award From the Center for Plain Language
Healthwise's leadership in plain language for consumer health education was recognized this week with a ClearMark Award from the Center for Plain Language. The Healthwise® Learn To Earn course on Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) won the Category Award for Website, Dynamic Media: Non-Profit MarketWire

Union Equity, Inc. Increases Revenues by Over 115% for Quarter Ending March 31, 2012 as Compared to the Same Quarter Last Year
Union Equity Inc. (PINKSHEETS: UNQT) is pleased to announce that the Company has generated $259,028 in revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2012 as compared to $63,799 in revenue for quarter ending March 31, 2011, which is an increase of 115%. The increase in revenue is due to the Company's increase in class 8 semi trucks which generate additional lease revenues and management fees. MarketWire

Winners of the 2012 National Homeland Security Awards Announced
The National Urban Area Association in partnership with Emergency Management is honoring seven individuals and organizations for their outstanding performance in homeland security program management and practice. MarketWire

BritRail Celebrates The Queen's Diamond Jubilee With a Royal Promotion
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LECTRA: Lectra Appoints Emmanuel Mussault as Director, Marketing Intelligence and Communication
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Unilens Vision Inc. Refinances Bank Debt on More Attractive Terms With Hancock Bank
Unilens Vision Inc. (OTCBB: UVIC) (OTCQB: UVIC) (TSX VENTURE: UVI), which develops, licenses, manufactures, distributes and markets specialty contact lenses, today announced the refinancing of the Company's bank loan facilities. MarketWire

Sutherland Global Services Elevated to PEZA Hall of Fame -- Company Recognized as Outstanding Employer 3 Times
Sutherland Global Services Philippines was recently elevated to the PEZA Hall of Fame by H.E. President Benigno S. Aquino III at the PEZA Investors' Recognition Night held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City MarketWire

Silicon Frontline Adds New Capabilities; Focuses on Semiconductor Power Device Reliability and Efficiency, Accurate 3D Parasitic Extraction, Point-to-Point Resistance
Silicon Frontline Technology, Inc. (SFT) an Electronic Design Automation (EDA) company, in the 3D parasitic extraction and analysis software market, announced new versions of its flagship products, F3D (Fast 3D) for fast 3D extraction and R3D (Resistive 3D) for 3D extraction and analysis of large resistive structures, and a new product P2P (Pont-to-Point) for IR drop analysis. MarketWire

Freshness Reshapes America's Food Culture Paradigm
Manufacturers, restaurateurs and food producers must respond to how freshness trends are playing a new role in America's food choices, according to "Freshness: Culinary Trend Mapping Report" by market research publisher Packaged Facts and the San Francisco-based strategic food and beverage agency CCD Innovation. MarketWire

enXco Acquires Pinelands Biomass Project
enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, has closed on the purchase of the Pinelands Biomass Project from Southeast Renewable Energy, LLC (SRE). Pinelands consists of two nominal 17.8 MW generating facilities located in Allendale and Dorchester Counties in South Carolina. Both projects are currently under construction and expected to be fully operational by the end of 2013. MarketWire

KARE 11 #1 in All Key Newscasts
This May, the community chose KARE 11 as their source for local news and information. KARE 11 was the most watched news station in the key demographic of Adults 25-54 throughout the day, finishing #1 at 10 p.m., 6 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 a.m. MarketWire

GDT Tek, Inc. Files DHS 2 Limited Liability Company Agreement
GDT Tek, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GDTK) President Bo Linton announced today that GDTK on May 21, 2012 filed its DHS 2 Limited Liability Company Agreement, which provides its members the investment opportunity and its corresponding tax credits that are available to the Company through its renewable energy projects. MarketWire

Battelle Engineers Work on Fix at Chernobyl
When reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded in the early morning hours of April 26, 1986, a disaster of mammoth proportions unfolded. Radioactive material blew as high as six miles and covered more than 60,000 square miles. A quarter century later, the first structure built to enclose the reactor needs to be replaced. MarketWire

Huddle Nets $24 Million in Series C Funding to Bring Intelligent Collaboration to the Enterprise
Huddle, the leader in enterprise content collaboration, today announced that it has completed a $24 million Series C round of funding and will use the capital to bring intelligent collaboration to organizations across the globe MarketWire

Caribbean Casino & Gaming Corp. Hires High Caliber Executive Talent
Caribbean Casino & Gaming Corp. (PINKSHEETS: CGAQ), "the Company," is pleased to add the services of Dr. Frank Leiber, a noted corporate finance consultant, in support of CEO and Chairman, Steven Swank. MarketWire

3rd Annual Jodi's Race for Awareness Set for June 2
The 3rd Annual Jodi's Race for Awareness, including a 5k Run/Walk and 1Mile Family Walk, will take place Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Denver's City Park, Colorado Boulevard and 23rd Street. MarketWire

Implant Sciences Expands Commercial Deployments in Africa
Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC) (PINKSHEETS: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, today announced shipments of its Quantum Sniffer™ QS-H150 handheld explosives detectors to customers in Nigeria, Uganda, and the Republic of Mali. MarketWire

Sutron Corporation Consummates Acquisition of IPS MeteoStar, Inc.
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New Sensing Solutions to Be Introduced at Sensors Expo & Conference
More than 150 exhibitors will showcase the newest technologies for sensors and sensors-related industries at the 2012 Sensors Expo & Conference, June 6-7 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL MarketWire

Joint Statement Regarding the Cancellation of the Auction of President Reagan's Blood
"We are very pleased with this outcome and wish to thank the consignor and PFC Auctions for their assistance in this matter," said John Heubusch, Executive Director for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation MarketWire

PAID Inc. Merchandising Fulfillment Services "Delivers" Peace of Mind for Brands, Entertainment Artists
When a brand puts its name on merchandise, the order taking, pick, pack and ship fulfillment process can make the critical difference between happy or irate customers, and that's why more artists and major brands are trusting PAID Inc. (OTCBB: PAYD) to "deliver" for them. MarketWire

EcoFactor Launches Enhanced Homeowner Experience for Effortless Energy Savings
EcoFactor®, the leading residential energy management company, today announced the next version of its web and mobile user interfaces that make it easier than ever for homeowners to achieve energy savings without sacrificing comfort or devoting a lot of time to managing their energy use MarketWire

Uniquify Launches ideas2silicon Design Services Platform
Uniquify (www.uniquify.com) today launched ideas2silicon™, a new and comprehensive design services platform that spans chip specification and design through volume delivery of packaged and tested parts. MarketWire

Delhaize Group : Delhaize Group shareholders approve 2011 dividend and appoint new member to the Board of Directors
Delhaize Group (EURONEXT BRUSSELS: DELB)(NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, announced todaythat during itsOrdinary and Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting its shareholders haveapprovedthe annual accounts for fiscal year 2011 and the distribution of a EUR1.76gross dividend per share. After deduction of a 25% withholding tax, thisresultsin a net dividend of EUR 1 MarketWire

Red Bull Game Breakers: Third Year Brings Three Times the Competition and Three Times the Action
Red Bull Game Breakers returns this summer for the third year of intensely competitive 7-on-7 high school football action. More than 3,000 players from 174 legendary high school football programs from across the nation will compete. The winners from 10 qualifiers will advance to the Red Bull Game Breakers National Finals on July 11-13 at Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas, Texas MarketWire

CMIT Solutions Awards 13 of Its Best for Outstanding Performance
CMIT Solutions, the leading managed IT service provider for small businesses across the country, honored 12 of its local owners and a technician with the company's top awards during its annual conference in April. MarketWire

Heinen's Showing Customers Where Heinen's Own Beef Comes From Over Memorial Day Weekend
Integrated Management Information, Inc MarketWire

Pay Per Click Advertising Agency Forges Strategic Alliance With SEO Firm
Pay per click advertising agency and provider of PPC management services, The Pay Per Click Store, announced today that it has created a strategic partnership with leading search engine optimization firm, WebFindYou MarketWire

Carbon Design Systems, Cadence Partner for IP Optimization
Carbon Design Systems® Inc., a leading supplier of virtual prototype and secure model solutions, and Cadence Design Systems® announced today availability of a Carbon Performance Analysis Kit (CPAK) to accelerate the intellectual property (IP) benchmark process. MarketWire

Penske Truck Rental and SpareFoot Team Together for Moving Season
Just in time for the busiest moving weekend of the year and the start of moving season, Penske Truck Rental and self-storage startup SpareFoot are teaming up to bring do-it-yourself moving and storage into the 21st century. MarketWire

Rockland NY Credit Union Appoints COO
Palisades Federal Credit Union, the largest Rockland County based Credit Union, has named Anthony Kurdziel Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Member Services. MarketWire

Northern Bank Goes Live With SEI Global Wealth Services
SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) announced today that Northern Bank has gone live with the company's Global Wealth Services (GWS) offering. Through GWS, SEI will provide Northern Bank with investment processing, order management, and client servicing solutions. MarketWire

SFL - 1Q 2012 Presentation
Press release from Ship Finance International Limited, May 24, 2012 Please find enclosed the presentation of the preliminary first quarterresultsto be held May 24, 2012 in the link below. Also, a short webcast presentation of accounting items is available at thefollowing link: Presentation of 1st quarter 2012 results:http://hugin MarketWire

Papa Bello Issues LOI to Acquire ForgetAboutIt! Foods
Papa Bello Enterprises (PINKSHEETS: PAPA) issues letter of intent to acquire ForgetAboutIt! Foods based in Brooklyn, NY. MarketWire

All Commercial Real Estate Sectors Continue to Improve, Multifamily Strong
Shaking off a prolonged impact from the recession, fundamentals are gradually improving in all of the major commercial real estate sectors, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast. The apartment rental sector has fully recovered and is growing. MarketWire

Leading Australian Request-for-Quote Service Quotify Increases Subscription Revenue by 5X With Zuora
Summary Quotify, one of Australia's largest providers of request for quote services, is using the Zuora Subscription Commerce Platform to enable usage-based billing and debt collection for its online service, which connects Australian consumers with home service providers MarketWire

Majesco Entertainment's NBA Baller Beats Teams With Spalding & Panini
Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), publisher of the highly anticipated and innovative basketball video game NBA Baller Beats, is teaming up with two world-renowned basketball brands whose products are set to enhance the authentic basketball experience in the game. MarketWire

eHealth, Inc. to Hold Recruitment Open House in Salt Lake City Area
eHealth, Inc. is recruiting Medicare Sales Representatives for this year's Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) and will hold an open house to reach out to qualified candidates in the greater Salt Lake City area. MarketWire

James Brown -- a Music Video Challenge Presented by Saatchi & Saatchi, in Association With Genero.tv and BUG -- Now Open for Entries
In an unprecedented collaboration between Saatchi & Saatchi, Genero.tv, BUG Music Videos and Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), the music of James Brown will be brought to the attention of a whole new generation through the art of filmmaking. MarketWire

$651,000 Jury Verdict Awarded Against State Farm Insurance Insured
A five-week trial in the Los Angeles Superior Court ended yesterday with the award of a $651,000 jury verdict for Ciara Vollaro adv. Maureen Lispi, an insured of State Farm Insurance Company. (LASC Case No. NC052344, Judge Judith Vander Lans presiding). MarketWire

HousingWire and Rebuilding Together Team Up for Charity Fundraising Auction
As part of REO EXPO 2012, held June 12-15, 2012, at the Fort Worth Convention Center, HousingWire and Rebuilding Together will hold a Charity Silent Auction to support Rebuilding Together's efforts to provide critical home repairs, modifications, and improvements for America's low-income homeowners. MarketWire

MEDIA ALERT: Forte Design Systems to Exhibit at 49th DAC, Showcasing High-Level Synthesis
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Statement of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Regarding the Cancellation of the Auction of President Reagan's Blood
"We are very pleased with this outcome and wish to thank the consignor and PFC Auctions for their assistance in this matter," said John Heubusch, Executive Director for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation MarketWire

Marine Drive Mobile Utilizes Flexible Design Technology to Enhance Mobile and Tablet Performance
Marine Drive Mobile Corp. (OTCBB: MDMC) ("Marine Drive Mobile" or the "Company") announced today that it has incorporated flexible design technology, into the newly re-designed corporate website, www.marinedrive.com. MarketWire

Spiceworks Launches Free Cloud Service Detection Features for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses
Today at the SpiceWorld London conference, Spiceworks™, Inc., the world's largest social network for IT professionals, launched new cloud service discovery features that make it simple for its 2 million users to detect the cloud services running on their networks. The capabilities are part of Spiceworks 6 MarketWire

IceWEB Wins DataCentre Storage Hardware Product of the Year Award
IceWEB, Inc.™ (OTCBB: IWEB), www.IceWEB.com, a leading provider of Unified Data Storage systems for cloud and virtual environments, announced that it has won Storage Hardware Product of the Year Award in the 2012 Data Centre Solutions Awards. MarketWire

VisibleGains Announces Launch of TechCrunch Disrupt Finalist Postwire
VisibleGains, developer of award-winning software that helps businesses better communicate with their customers, today announced the launch of Postwire, an application that enables users to share content -- videos, images, documents, web links -- with anyone via private pages MarketWire

Proguard Acquisition Corp. Announces Acquisition of Random Source, Inc.
Proguard Acquisition Corp. (OTCBB: PGRD) announced today that on May 7, 2012 it completed its merger with Random Source, Inc. which was first announced on April 25, 2012. Random Source, Inc., a Florida corporation, was merged into a subsidiary of Proguard and Proguard's business and operations are now those of Random Source. MarketWire

EnerNOC's New Zealand Ancillary Services Program Honored at PLMA Awards
EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENOC), a leading provider of energy management applications for the smart grid, today announced that the ancillary services program it has spearheaded in New Zealand with its grid operator and utility partners has been recognized for its success by the US-based Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) MarketWire

Bluelock Virtual Datacenters Enable Codesigned to Deliver Microsoft SharePoint in the Cloud
Bluelock, a certified VMware vCloud® Datacenter provider of Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud, announces Codesigned has selected Bluelock's Virtual Datacenter to facilitate the delivery of its hosted Microsoft SharePoint solution MarketWire

SMAA Signs Victory Automotive Group on USAutoplex Lead Program
Strategic Marketing Alliance, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SMAA) has signed Victory Automotive Group on USAutoplex's lead marketing program. Victory Automotive Group dealerships include more than 20 individual dealerships in Detroit, the Automotive Capital of America, and surrounding areas as well as other dealerships across the nation. MarketWire

View Systems Adds Homeland Security Liaison
View Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VSYM), a weapons detection and access control provider, announced today the company has further expanded its management team with the hire of Gary Zulinski as Homeland Security Liaison. Through a funding relationship with Renova Partners, LLC, an Investment Banking Firm in Atlanta, Georgia the company has been able to add highly qualified personnel as part of its staff MarketWire

Bradford Networks to Address the Framework for Implementing Secure BYOD Policies at Bryant University Security Day 2012
Bradford Networks, the best choice to enable secure network access for corporate issued and personal mobile devices, today announced that company executives will be addressing network access control (NAC) and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) security issues at the third annual Bryant Security Day 2012, taking place Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI MarketWire

Kids X-Press Magazine Goes Global
BASF, the world's leading chemical company, partnered with Kids X-Press to present a new twist in science literacy for children -- a fun-to-read magazine about science that is written by kids. Combining articles, poems, illustrations and games, this publication, now in its second edition, presents the world of science from a kid's point of view with many interesting results. MarketWire

PTS, Inc. (PTSH) Automotive Contract
PTS, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PTSH) www.ptspi.com subsidiary Navistar Global Logistics Ltd (Navistar) www.navistar.co.uk is pleased to announce that the Company has been shortlisted for 2 projects for a major automotive manufacturer in Birmingham area to stock spare parts for up to 5 years; and also to manage the transfer and replacement of old electronics and replace with new computers at the plant MarketWire

Premiere Opportunities Group, Inc. Announces Direct LED, Inc. Registration Statement and Further Clarifies Shareholder Ownership Requirements
Premiere Opportunities Group, Inc. (OTCQB: PPBL) (OTCBB: PPBL) (www.premiereopportunities.com) is pleased to announce that Direct LED, Inc. (formerly LuminX, Inc.) is set to file its S-1 Registration Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission next week. MarketWire

Seegene and DuPont Nutrition & Health Agree to Develop Highly Multiplexed Molecular Assays for Food Safety Testing
Seegene Inc. (KOSDAQ: 096530), a leading developer of multiplex molecular technologies and diagnostic tests, and DuPont Nutrition & Health, a leading provider of rapid, molecular diagnostic systems, have agreed to jointly develop new, highly multiplexed assays for the detection of foodborne pathogens. MarketWire

EcoCAR 2 Announces Year One Winner: Mississippi State University
EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future today named Mississippi State University its Year One winner at the EcoCAR 2012 Competition in Los Angeles. The 15 universities competing in EcoCAR 2 gathered for six days of judged competition this week with $100,000 in prize money up for grabs. EcoCAR 2, a three-year competition sponsored by the U.S MarketWire

Box Releases Major Enterprise Updates
Box today announced an all new suite of powerful tools for enterprise customers that simplifies the management of content in the cloud. Box has enhanced its admin console with intuitive controls to unlock deeper content insights, enhance security and streamline the entire Box content management experience MarketWire

EVCARCO, Inc. Announces New Additions to the Management Team
EVCARCO, Inc. (OTCBB: EVCA) (OTCQB: EVCA), a Future Driven® Automotive Retail Group, announced today, that Mack Sanders has moved from the position of CEO, to become a Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Gary Easterwood has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Walter Speck has been named Executive Vice President. MarketWire

Foxit(R) Reader Continues to Keep Users Safe From Security Vulnerabilities
Foxit® Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced that Foxit Reader is not susceptible to the latest security vulnerabilities that expose users to malicious computer attacks that have effected other PDF readers in the industry. MarketWire

SpectraScience's WavSTAT Optical Biopsy System Highlighted in Presentations at Digestive Disease Week Conference
Presentations at the recently concluded Digestive Disease Week Conference (DDW) in San Diego featured positive data on the ability of the SpectraScience (OTCQB: SCIE) (PINKSHEETS: SCIE) WavSTAT4 Optical Biopsy System to diagnose early stage colorectal and esophageal cancer. MarketWire

Vanguard Energy Corporation Announces New Lease
Vanguard Energy Corporation (OTCQX: VNGE) (OTCBB: VNGE), an oil development and production company, today announced that the Company has acquired a new lease covering 45 gross acres in the Hull-Daisetta field located in Liberty County, Texas. The field sits atop a salt dome and is located approximately 10 miles south of the Company's current lease holdings at the Batson Dome. Mr MarketWire

Cellit: ePrize Mobile Solutions, Releases Benchmark Mobile Marketing Study Analyzing Engagement From National Retailers
Cellit, the mobile marketing division of ePrize, today announced the release of a benchmark study that outlines mobile marketing best practices for retailers to grow their SMS databases, retain loyal mobile subscribers, and drive in-store and online sales. The report analyzes 1,180 campaigns sent by national retailers over 450 days throughout 2011 and the first quarter of 2012. MarketWire

Alan Laing Joins Acronis as Vice President EMEA
Acronis, a leading provider of easy-to-use disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, has appointed Alan Laing as Vice President Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Mr MarketWire

Arizona College, Rio Salado College, Downtown Sustains Community and Students
Arizona college, Rio Salado College, celebrated the opening of its downtown location at 619 N. 7th Avenue recently. The event included a welcome reception with refreshments, short program, ceremonial ribbon cutting and tours of the new facility and its sustainable features MarketWire

LRAD Corporation Announces $1.1 Million in New LRAD(R) Orders From U.S. Military
LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), the world's leading provider of long range acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), announced today it has received new orders totaling $1.1 million from the U.S. Military. The orders, which include LRAD 100X™, LRAD 300X™ and LRAD 500X™ systems and support equipment, are scheduled to ship this quarter. MarketWire

SFL - First Quarter 2012 Results
Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) - Earnings Release Reports preliminary 1Q 2012 results and increased quarterly dividend of$0.39 per shareHamilton, Bermuda, May 24, 2012 MarketWire

City of Oroville in Negotiations With Cal-Bay for Natural Water Processing Facility at Company's Oroville Industrial Park Project
Cal-Bay International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CBYI) today announced the company is in negotiations with the City of Oroville, California's largest natural water distributor for the development of a Natural Water Processing & Bottling Facility on the company's 200 acre "Enterprise Zone" facility in the City of Oroville, California. MarketWire

Cot'n Wash, Inc. Files Infringement Lawsuit Against Henkel and Sun Products
Cot'n Wash, Inc. filed a lawsuit today against Henkel AG's Dial Corp. and Sun Products Inc. The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court of Delaware, alleges that Henkel and Sun Products are violating Cot'n Wash Inc.'s intellectual property by manufacturing and selling liquid unit dose laundry detergent. The unauthorized use of patented technology is prohibited by law. Cot'n Wash, Inc MarketWire

Marketo Partner Certification Awarded to LeadMD
LeadMD, specializing in marketing automation and CRM consulting services, today announced it has been awarded the Marketo Partner Certification. Marketo's Certification Program recognizes partners for achieving required marketing automation and sales effectiveness competencies and for providing a scalable learning environment in which to teach and assess these proficiencies. MarketWire

GlyEco Announces Acquisition Agreement With Enviro-Cool, LLC.
GlyEco, Inc. (GLYE is listed on www.otcmarkets.com) (OTCBB: GLYE), an innovative green chemistry company, announced today a preliminary agreement to acquire certain assets of Enviro-Cool, LLC., a waste glycol recycler located in Norcross, GA. The transaction is scheduled to close August 31, 2012. MarketWire

Newport Beach Dermatologist Named Top Doctor by US News and World Report
U.S. News & World Report recently awarded Dr. Nancy Silverberg of Silverberg Surgical & Medical Group, a team of cosmetic and medical dermatologists in Newport Beach, the honor of being added to its list of Top Doctors in the United States. Based on a peer-nomination and physician-led research process performed in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd MarketWire

Simplee to Provide ACS|The HSA Solution Members With Integrated Online Claim Tracking and Payment
Healthcare expense management platform Simplee today announced it is providing the Simplee platform to all ACS|The HSA Solution members. MarketWire

Endeavour Silver Reports Record Turnout of Shareholders at AGM, Geoff Handley Appointed Chairman of the Board
Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR)(NYSE: EXK)(FRANKFURT: EJD) announced today a record shareholder turnout for the Annual General Meeting held yesterday in Vancouver. A total of 63.5 million votes were cast representing 72% of the issued common shares as of the record date for the meeting. MarketWire

Inisoft Co. Ltd. to Acquire BuyDRM(TM)
BuyDRM™, a pioneer in DRM technologies for pay-media operators, announced today that the company has been acquired by Inisoft Co. Ltd. with the terms of the transaction undisclosed. BuyDRM™ CEO, Christopher Levy, will remain as CEO of BuyDRM™ and will focus on market adoption of the integrated product offering. MarketWire

McDonald's Names Dave Hoffmann as President of Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa Region
McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) today announced that Dave Hoffmann, 44, currently Senior Vice President for Restaurant Support in McDonald's Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) region, has been elected President of McDonald's APMEA by the McDonald's Board of Directors, effective July 1. MarketWire

The Heat Is (Back) On -- CEO Turnover Rate Rises to Pre-Recession Levels, Finds Booz & Company Annual Global CEO Succession Study
As the worldwide economy began to recover last year, CEO turnover at the world's largest 2,500 public companies returned to rates seen during the pre-recession years, according to Booz & Company's 12th annual CEO Succession Study. In 2011, 14 MarketWire

FRHI Holdings Limited Announces Successful Refinancing
FRHI Holdings Limited ("FRHI"), the parent company of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Swissotel Hotels & Resorts, today announced that it has successfully entered into a new $600 million credit facility with a syndicate of 11 lenders. The new facility replaces FRHI's existing facility, which was scheduled to mature August 2013. MarketWire

Cytokinetics Announces Opening of Second Cohort in Phase IIb Clinical Trial of Intravenous Omecamtiv Mecarbil in Patients With Acute Heart Failure
Cytokinetics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CYTK) announced today the opening to enrollment of the second cohort in the ongoing, international, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase IIb clinical trial of an intravenous formulation of omecamtiv mecarbil, known as ATOMIC-AHF (Acute Treatment with Omecamtiv Mecarbil to Increase Contractility in Acute Heart Failure) MarketWire

Signet Reports First Quarter EPS of $0.96, up 10.3%, Achieved Double Digit Comps Over Important Mother's Day Period
Signet Jewelers Limited ("Signet") (NYSE: SIG) (LSE: SIG), the largest specialty retail jeweler in the US and UK, today reported sales and earnings growth for the 13 weeks ended April 28, 2012 ("Q1 Fiscal 2013"). MarketWire

VirTra Systems Launches New Branding Initiative and Redesigned Website
VirTra Systems (PINKSHEETS: VTSI), a leading provider of firearms training simulation systems to military, law enforcement agencies and other organizations, today announced that it has launched an updated website and redesigned corporate logo to strengthen the brand and improve overall marketing effectiveness. MarketWire

US Department of Energy Conducts 24 Hour Testing of STWA Applied Oil Technology 1.2V
STWA, Inc. (OTCBB: ZERO) ("STWA" or the "Company"), a developer of applied solutions for oil and fuel delivery systems in the multi-billion dollar oil pipeline and diesel engine markets, announced today that the United States Department of Energy RMOTC has conducted successful 24-hour testing of the Company's Applied Oil Technology AOT 1.2V at its test facility in Wyoming. MarketWire

Ancestry.com Collection Reveals Military History of Ted Williams, Lee Harvey Oswald, Bea Arthur and Many Others
Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM), the world's largest online family history resource, today announced that more than 27 million new records and images detailing U.S. Marine Corps activities during World War II and the Korean War are now available on Ancestry.com MarketWire

Michaels Stores, Inc. Reports Record First Quarter Results
Michaels Stores, Inc. (the "Company") today reported unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended April 28, 2012. MarketWire

AlumiFuel Power Updates Its Patent Portfolio
Early production stage hydrogen generation company AlumiFuel Power Corporation (OTCBB: AFPW) (the "Company") through its operating subsidiaries, announced today that its U.S. and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patent filings have entered into a new phase. MarketWire

CONMED Corporation to Host Investor and Analyst Meeting at CONMED Linvatec Facilities in Largo, Florida
CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD) announced today that it will host an investor and analyst meeting on Friday, June 8, 2012, at CONMED Linvatec's surgical training facilities in Largo, Florida. MarketWire

Guatemala's El Escobal Mine to Become One of the Top Silver Projects in the World, an Industrial Info News Alert
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Civil Engineers See Multibillion-Dollar Investment Gap in U.S. Electric Infrastructure, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Keeping the lights on is going to get more expensive. Despite investing an average of $63 billion per year in electric generation, transmission and distribution assets over the prior decade, the U.S MarketWire

Independence Energy Corp. Secures $1,000,000 Drawdown Financing Facility
Independence Energy Corp. (OTCBB: IDNG) (the "Company" or "Independence Energy") is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to provide the Company with a $1,000,000 Drawdown Financing facility MarketWire

Tesla Expands Retail Network Before Model S Deliveries
Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) is growing its network of retail stores across the United States in preparation for deliveries of Model S, the world's first premium electric sedan. This Friday, Tesla will open its first U.S. store of the year at The Westchester shopping center in White Plains, New York. MarketWire

Lattice Semiconductor to Present at the 9th Annual Craig-Hallum Institutional Investor Conference
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that it is scheduled to present at the 9th Annual Craig-Hallum Institutional Investor Conference on Wednesday, May 30 at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis MarketWire

Cosmetic Dentists in New Jersey Now Offering Six Month Smiles(R)
Dr. David Schor, his associates Dr. Maria Rhode, Dr. Vivien Mesina and the dental staff at Imagine Advanced Dental Arts, a center for cosmetic dentistry in New Jersey, have announced the addition of Six Month Smiles® Cosmetic Braces System to their catalog of available services and procedures. Developed in 2006, Dr MarketWire

Cataract Surgeons in Fort Lauderdale Say Aging Eyes May Impact Body's Internal Clock
Several recent studies in ophthalmology and biological rhythms may have linked aging eyes with a number of health concerns ranging from memory loss, insomnia, and depression to high cholesterol, obesity, inactive lifestyle, and even heart disease. Fort Lauderdale cataract surgeons Drs MarketWire

New Website Launches for Washington, DC Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Practice
Pediatric dentist Dr. Joseph Lopez and Dr. Wayne Hickory, an orthodontist in Washington, DC, of Bethesda Dental Specialties have announced the release of a new redesigned website for their practice with the goal of boosting online patient interaction and overall care. Featuring a comprehensive upgrade that includes video integration and a unique layout, Dr MarketWire

Leading Charter Bus Company in Florida Now Features DIRECTV On-Board Its Entire Fleet
Today, DIRECTV Auto, operated by FMG Lifestyle, announced that Astro Travel & Tours Inc. of Tallahassee, Fla., now offers all of its passengers access to more than 200 channels of current DIRECTV® programming, enabling them to feel connected whether the duration of their bus trip is 30 minutes or three hours. MarketWire

Make Pizza Night a Fiesta
(Family Features) Pizza night is a popular pastime for many families, but if you're looking to change things up from the typical Italian style, try adding a south of the border spin. MarketWire

Pack a Perfect Picnic
(Family Features) Food always seems to taste better when enjoyed outdoors. No matter the occasion or location, these packable, snackable recipes are foods fit for a fabulous picnic. MarketWire

Extraordinary Sides for a Red-Hot BBQ
(Family Features) When it's time for a backyard barbecue, you want the side dishes to get just as many raves as what's hot off the grill. You can make your side dishes sizzle, too, with a few simple ideas and the perfect pasta salad. MarketWire

Firing Up for a Grilliant Summer
(Family Features) Whether cooking on a gas or charcoal grill, at home, at a park or at a tailgate, grilling provides an unmistakable aroma, a sizzling sound and maximum flavor MarketWire

Discount Dental Plan Leaders Address Reform, Affordable Dental Care Options
Last month, executives from health care organizations and discount dental plan networks gathered in South Florida for the Second Annual Discount Dental Plan Summit. MarketWire

Avanade Helps Streamline Azelis' Business Operations, Improves Commercial Excellence Across Over 15 Countries
Azelis®, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals, has boosted its efficiency and improved its business operations following Avanade's implementation of multi-layered Microsoft technologies MarketWire

Statoil: Upgraded volumes in Brazilian pre-salt discoveries
Statoil (OSE: STL, NYSE:STO) togetherwith operator Repsol Sinopec and partnerPetrobras confirm the significant potential of the pre-salt block BM-C-33in theCampos basin offshore Brazil. MarketWire

Constellium and Airbus Sign a Multi-Year Agreement for the Provision of Innovative Aluminium Solutions
Constellium announces today that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Airbus estimated at approximately US$2 billion of value to support all leading aircraft programs from Airbus and its parent company, the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) MarketWire

Americas Petrogas Prepared for Vaca Muerta Unconventional Shale Well on Southern Block of Neuquen
Americas Petrogas (TSX VENTURE: BOE) ("Americas Petrogas" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that preparations for the La Hoya.x-1 well in the Totoral block are complete and the drilling rig is expected on location in early June. The primary drilling target of the La Hoya.x-1 well is the Vaca Muerta shale MarketWire

Oracle Honored With TM Forum Industry Leadership Award at Management World 2012
TM FORUM'S MANAGEMENT WORLD 2012 -- Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports Third Quarter and Year-to-Date Operating Results for Fiscal Year 2012
Costco Wholesale Corporation ("Costco" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: COST) announced today its operating results for the third quarter (twelve weeks) and first thirty-six weeks of fiscal 2012, both ended May 6, 2012. MarketWire

Wrapp Lets Finns Give Free Gift Cards to Facebook Friends
Wrapp, the new social gifting app for iPhone and Android smartphones that lets Facebook users give, receive and redeem free gift cards to top retailers, is now up and running in Finland. MarketWire

Russell Asia Pacific Index Up 0.4% Year-to-Date as of May 21st; Philippines Led Individual Countries Within the Index
The Russell Asia Pacific Index returned 0.4% for the year-to-date as of May 21st. This compares to a (-0.7%) return for the Russell Developed Europe Index and a 5.7% return for the Russell 1000® Index for the same time period. MarketWire

Golar LNG: Mandatory Notification of Trade
Golar LNG Limited ("Golar" or the "Company")advises that World Shipholding,which is indirectly controlled by trusts established by John Fredriksenfor thebenefit of his immediate family, has extended its TRS agreementsrelating to500,000 shares in the Company. John Fredriksen is Chairman of theBoard,President and Director of Golar. MarketWire

Cromos(TM) Pharma Announces Participation in ASCO 2012 on June 1-5 in Chicago, IL
Cromos™ Pharma, a full service, regional Contract Research Organization (CRO), announced today that it will participate and exhibit at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, IL on June 1-5, 2012. MarketWire

SEI Selected by ORIX Investment Corporation to Provide Middle- and Back-Office Outsourcing
SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) today announced that it has been selected by ORIX Investment Corporation (OIC) to provide a complete back- and middle-office outsourcing solution for the firm's hedge-fund business. OIC sought to outsource its back- and middle-office functions to gain greater operational efficiencies while focusing its internal resources on core client service and investment functions MarketWire

Lake Geneva Drivers Can Now Remotely Extend Time on Parking via Cell Phones
Today, Digital Payment Technologies (http://www.digitalpaytech.com) (DPT) announced the deployment of 61 LUKE II multi-space parking pay stations in the city of Lake Geneva, Wis. These high-tech, solar-powered parking pay stations are expected to be active the first of June and will replace 965 single-head meters and will operate in a Pay-by-Space (PBS) mode MarketWire

REMINDER: -Media Advisory/Save the Date-BMO Media Panel: The European Debt Crisis and the North American Investor
The fate of the Eurozone continues to make international headlines, with several countries facing ongoing sovereign debt issues and political change. MarketWire

Clean Wind Energy Tower, Inc.: San Luis Approves Zoning and Development Rights for Energy Tower Project
Clean Wind Energy Tower, Inc. (OTCBB: CWET) (the "Company") announced today that on May 23th, 2012 the City Council of San Luis, Arizona held a second and final hearing on the zoning and voted unanimously in favor of zoning a parcel of land within the San Luis City limits for the construction of Clean Wind Energy's innovative green renewable energy Downdraft Tower Facility MarketWire

SEK issues billion dollar bond
SEK has issued a 5-year bond for USD 1 billion. Despite turbulent market conditions, the bond was very well received and was subscribed by investors from all over the world. Over 60 investors participated in the transaction, which was oversubscribed. The majority of investors were from the US and Europe GlobeNewswire

AB Svensk Exportkredit: SEK issues billion dollar bond
SEK has issued a 5-year bond for USD 1 billion. Despite turbulent market conditions, the bond was very well received and was subscribed by investors from all over the world. Over 60 investors participated in the transaction, which was oversubscribed. The majority of investors were from the US and Europe GlobeNewswire

Sam R. Leno Appointed to Omnicare's Board of Directors
CINCINNATI, May 24, 2012 - Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE:OCR), today announced the appointment of Sam R. Leno to its Board of Directors and he will also become a member of the Audit Committee. GlobeNewswire

FRNT - First Quarter 2012 Results
FRONTLINE 2012 LTD.FIRST QUARTER 2012 RESULTS GlobeNewswire

BWG Homes ASA: Minutes of the Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of BWG Homes ASA was held on 24 May 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in Vika Atrium Conference Centre, Oslo. GlobeNewswire

SinterCast to present positive market outlook at Annual General Meeting
  Press Release For Immediate Distribution    GlobeNewswire

Storebrand ASA : STB - Notification of transaction
This is a correction of the announcement from 12:55 24.05.2012 CEST. Reason for the correction: Gunnar Rogstad owns 117,764 shares in Storebrand ASA after the transaction.   Gunnar Rogstad, Managing Director of Storebrand Insurance, has 24 May 2012 acquired 10,000 shares in Storebrand ASA at a share price of NOK 19,42 GlobeNewswire

Kesko supports young athletes and art students with scholarships
KESKO CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE 24.05.2012 AT 01:00 PM 1(2) GlobeNewswire

Grontmij announces pricing and placement of Rump Offering
THESE MATERIALS ARE NOT FOR RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION, WHETHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY AND WHETHER IN WHOLE OR IN PART, INTO OR IN THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA OR JAPAN. GlobeNewswire

TradeDoubler AB : Jonas Ragnarsson appointed new CFO
Jonas Ragnarsson has been appointed CFO of Tradedoubler. Jonas has previously been CFO at EQT Partners and SSC (Swedish Space Corporation) and has held senior positions in accounting and finance at Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, Grand Hotel Holdings and Diligentia. He will assume his position in August and will be introduced to Tradedoubler as of June. GlobeNewswire

Stonesoft appoints Jarno Limnéll as Director, Cyber Security
Helsinki, Finland- 24 May - Mr. Jarno Limnéll has been appointed as Director, Cyber Security at Stonesoft Corporation. Mr GlobeNewswire

Kadrige Announces the Creation of Kadrige Innovative Software and Kadrige LifeScience with the Launch of its First Application: Kadrige iSharing
Kadrige, the European leader in solutions for remote medical calls and SaaS web conferencing, today announced that it is evolving its organization with the creation of two new divisions: Kadrige Innovative Software and Kadrige LifeScience. GlobeNewswire

Drilling on Clapton has started
Stavanger, 24 May 2012: Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco) is pleased to announce that drilling of exploration well 2/8 - 18 S in PL440S has started. GlobeNewswire

Wavin N.V. : Final offer results: 97.26% of ordinary Wavin shares held by Mexichem
This is a joint press release by Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V. and Wavin N.V. pursuant to the provisions of section 17 paragraph 4 of the Decree on Public Takeover Bids (Besluit Openbare Biedingen Wft) in connection with the recommended public offer by Mexichem Soluciones Integrales Holding, S.A. de C.V., a direct subsidiary of Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V GlobeNewswire

Wentworth Resources Limited : Q1 2012 Financial Statements and MD&A
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Paypoint plc : Preliminary Results
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Grontmij announces approximately 92% take-up in rights offering; rump offering starts with immediate effect
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CapMan sells Tokmanni to Nordic Capital, impact on CapMan Group's result for 2012 approximately EUR 1.2 million
CapMan Plc Stock Exchange Release - 24 May 2012 at 08:45 a.m. EET GlobeNewswire

Nutreco CEO Wout Dekker hands over to Knut Nesse on 1 August 2012
Viggo Halseth nominated for appointment as Executive Board member Nutreco announces today that Wout Dekker will hand over his responsibilities as CEO on 1 August 2012 to Knut Nesse GlobeNewswire

Invitation to Extraordinary General Meeting of Nordic Mines AB (publ)
The English text is an unofficial translation of the Swedish original and in case of any discrepancies between the Swedish text and the English translation, the Swedish text shall prevail. This is not legal document. GlobeNewswire

Noreco reports first quarter 2012 results
Stavanger, 24 May 2012: Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco) today presents its first quarter 2012 results, with a negative EBITDA of NOK 185 million and a net loss of NOK 151 million. GlobeNewswire

Imperva Enhances SharePoint Security Capabilities to Secure Against Web Attacks and Insider Threats
Media Contact:Clinton Karr(415) 432-2441Clinton.Karr@lewispulse.com  GlobeNewswire

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