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SRR Provides Expertise in $80 Million Trade Secret Misappropriation Claim
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - February 17, 2014) - Mane USA, a subsidiary of French fragrance and flavorings manufacturer V. Mane Fils SA, prevailed after a 5-week jury trial in federal court in New Jersey MarketWire

Surgeon Offers Next-Gen Laser Spine PRO Back Surgery
THE WOODLANDS, TX --(Marketwired - February 17, 2014) - More than 98 percent of Americans will have back pain during their lifetime. Many of them are afraid to even approach a doctor for fear of what their treatments will be. For 80 percent of Dr. Talac's patients, physical therapy and injections for pain can solve the problem MarketWire

oneSafe Password Manager App Released for Windows Phone
Lunabee Pte Ltd is delighted to announce the release today of the Windows Phone version of its extremely popular password management app, oneSafe. oneSafe has been available for Apple and Android devices and has seen enormous success particularly for its advanced security features and gorgeous user interface MarketWire

Anadarko Announces $1.075 Billion China Divestiture
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) today announced it has entered into a stock purchase agreement with a wholly owned subsidiary of Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited, whereby Anadarko will divest its Chinese subsidiary for $1.075 billion. MarketWire

Target Energy Provides Research Report Coverage by Patersons Securities
US-focused oil and gas producer Target Energy Limited ("Target") (OTCQX: TEXQY) (ASX: TEX) is pleased to advise that Patersons Securities Ltd has initiated Research Coverage on Target Energy. MarketWire

NYSE Accepts Verso's Plan to Regain Compliance With Market Capitalization Continued Listing Standard
Verso Paper Corp. (NYSE: VRS) announced today that the New York Stock Exchange has accepted Verso's plan to regain compliance with the NYSE's market capitalization continued listing standard MarketWire

On the Eve of NAFTA Summit, Mexico Relaunches Its Legal Battle Against Mexican Migrant Workers in Canada
UFCW Canada - MarketWire

Gatlinburg Convention Center Installs Induction Light Fixtures
The Gatlinburg Convention Center, featuring the modern and spacious W.L. Mills Conference Center, is located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and can accommodate any number of attendees from small groups of 10 up to 6,000. With over 148,000 square feet of flexible meeting and exhibition space, the facility offers countless combinations, from expansive halls and auditoriums to meeting and board rooms. MarketWire

USAR and ZAKA Announce Merger
ZAKA International Rescue and Recovery recently announced a merger that will unite United Search and Rescue (USAR) that will operate henceforth with ZAKA based out of the greater NYC area. Lee Rosenberg, chief of the New York based rapid response SAR team, brings with him many years of search and rescue experience that along with the entire USAR team will greatly enhance operational resources MarketWire

'Alive Inside' Documentary to Be Featured at Annual Future in Review Conference
Strategic News Service (SNS) is proud to announce that 'Alive Inside' has been selected as the FiRe Featured Film for the 2014 Future in Review (FiRe) Conference. The documentary, which won the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for Best U.S. Documentary, will be screened for FiRe's audience of 200 global leaders in technology, finance, communications, and world press including the BBC MarketWire

Parental Engagement Made Easy for K-12 Schools With Release of Apps for Education Platform(TM)
School districts hoping to increase parent, student and teacher engagement just got a valuable new tool with the release of the Apps For Education Platform™ from WillowTree Apps, set to be showcased at the 2014 Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) Conference. MarketWire

John Daly, Worked With Merck, American Airlines, IBM and Is the White House Author of Advocacy
John Daly, who worked with Merck, IBM and other leading companies is recognized as an established author with over 100 scholarly articles, wrote Advocacy which was published by Yale Press in 2012. The book has an average of 5 stars from Amazon reviews which was vetted by 15 verified readers. Thomas F. La Vecchia, MBA aka the Sales Expert took the time to weigh in on his review and offer thoughts MarketWire

Euclid Builds Out Leadership Team to Accelerate Next Phase of Growth
Retail analytics company Euclid today announces the addition of three new executives to an already prestigious team. The company has hired a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), and Senior Vice President (SVP) of worldwide sales to accelerate the next phase of company growth. MarketWire

The Crosses of Lafayette and Operation Wounded Minds Joint Press Conference to Announce Alliance for Supporting Soldiers Returning With PTSD
Operation Wounded Minds (OWM) is pleased to announce their not-for-profit organization whose mission is "to remove the shame and stigma from mental illness and the destructive cycles of PTSD so people will seek treatment." MarketWire

Episode 12: Epilogue / "What I Became - The Story of Funeral: A Musical" From Sammi Girl Productions Now Live on YouTube
Sammi Girl Productions is excited to present Episode 12: Epilogue from the docu-web series, "What I Became - The Story of Funeral: A Musical." Episode 12: Epilogue can be viewed on SammiGirlProductions.com and on Sammi Girl Productions' YouTube Channel. MarketWire

Brown & Brown, Inc. Announces the Selection of New Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Future Chief Financial Officer R. Andrew Watts
Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) today announced the selection of R. Andrew Watts as Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr MarketWire

Are You Sure Your Sinus Headache Isn't a Migraine?
Are you treating a sinus headache that won't go away? Are your sinus headaches controlling your life by dictating what you will do each day based on the amount of pain in your head? If you're answering yes to these questions, chances are your sinus headache is not what you think it is MarketWire

Pan Pacific Hotels Group to Launch PARKROYAL and Extend "Pan Pacific" Presence in China
Pan Pacific Hotels Group has signed two management agreements for PARKROYAL Chengdu and Pan Pacific Zhuhai, marking the upcoming debut of the PARKROYAL brand and the opening of its sixth "Pan Pacific" property in China. MarketWire

NSA Comedy Tour 2.0: An Evening of NSA Themed Comedy, Ethics & Tech
BizCloud® in conjunction with EthicsInTech™ is pleased to present the second installment of the NSA Comedy™ Tour under the slogan "Got Ethics?" The event will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Archive Productions in San Francisco MarketWire

Zephyr Real Estate's Tara Donohue Named Partner
Tara Donohue has been named Partner at Zephyr Real Estate in an announcement just released by the company. MarketWire

Mi-Corporation Mobility Summit 2014 to Feature Entrepreneur Janet Hill as Keynote Speaker
Mi-Corporation, the Mobile Information Corporation, today announced the keynote speaker for the Mi-Corporation Mobility Summit 2014, the company's annual conference on the use and evolution of mobile data capture and enterprise mobility. MarketWire

Next-Generation Energy Startups Join SURGE Portfolio
SURGE has announced the newest group of startups joining its growing energy tech portfolio. SURGE selected eleven companies that promise to disrupt the energy industry. They join an increasingly elite group of energy startups that have completed the SURGE program. SURGE Alumni have raised over $25 million in follow-on funding. MarketWire

O'Gara Coach Opens Maserati of Westlake Showroom
The O'Gara Coach Company, one of the most successful luxury and performance automotive dealers in the world with featured showrooms in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village, has announced the expansion of the O'Gara Coach Westlake showroom with the addition of Maserati of Westlake. The opening coincides with the Maserati brand's 100th anniversary. MarketWire

Rock the Earth Announces Second Annual 'Amazing Rock the Earth Race' to Celebrate Earth Day
Rock the Earth, a national nonprofit environmental organization that partners with the music industry, announced today the second annual "Amazing Rock the Earth Race." The race combines the excitement of the popular television show, "The Amazing Race," with the sentiments of Earth Day. The race will be held Sunday, April 27 and early registration is now open (more info). MarketWire

Crawford & Company Expands Global Markets Leadership in the Americas
GlobeNewswire

I. M. Skaugen SE : Preliminary Result 2013
The I.M. Skaugen Group (IMSK) achieved a result for 2013 of USD18.4 mill, compared to a negative USD15.9 mill for 2012. The EBITDA for the Norgas segment for 2013 was USD8.4 mill, compared to USD24.1 mill for 2012. GlobeNewswire

Airspan to Issue New Preferred Stock for Convertible Notes and Cash
Airspan Networks Inc., a leading provider of broadband wireless access networks, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with its controlling stockholder, Oak Investment Partners XI, Limited Partnership ("Oak"), pursuant to which it will exchange Subordinated Convertible Promissory Notes held by Oak for new shares of convertible participating Series D Preferred Stock MarketWire

International Association of Outsourcing Professionals(R) Selects KellyOCG(R) in the "Leaders Category" for the 2014 Global Outsourcing 100(R) Service Providers List for the Third Consecutive Year
KellyOCG, the outsourcing and consulting group of Kelly Services®, was named to the Leaders category for the 2014 Global Outsourcing 100 by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP®). This is the third consecutive year that KellyOCG has been named to the list. The announcement was made at the 2014 Outsourcing World Summit® in Orlando, Florida, today. MarketWire

Rocky Gap Casino Resort Receives AAA 4 Diamond Award
Rocky Gap Casino Resort is pleased to announce that it has received the AAA® 4 Diamond® Award. AAA Diamond ratings for hotels represent a combination of the overall quality, range of facilities, and level of services offered by the property. Four Diamond hotels are known for being refined and stylish with a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail. MarketWire

The Grommet to Launch My Recovers(TM) Walking Boot Covers and Cast Covers
My Recovers®, the leading designer and provider of protective and fashionable walking boot covers, arm cast covers (also called cast sleeves), and brace covers, will debut cast covers and walking boot gear on The Grommet this Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 MarketWire

Lulu Jr.(TM) Launches New Book-Making Kit, My Awesome Book(TM), at 111th Annual Toy Fair(R) in New York City
RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwired - February 17, 2014) -  Today from the 111th annual American International Toy Fair® at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Lulu Jr.™ announced the launch of a new book-making kit to inspire and encourage creativity in children, enabling them to write and illustrate their own book, My Awesome Book™ MarketWire

Court Rules That Rimini Street Infringed Oracle Copyrights
Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) MarketWire

Dedication of Veterans and Family Housing Units February 19th 2014
"The Marine LCPL Ryan A. Miller House" This veteran's home was proudly constructed through the dedication and hard work of the Camp Construction Family and in loving memory of Marine Lance Corporal Ryan A. Miller. Lance Cpl MarketWire

IEDC Publishes Groundbreaking Report on Economic Development Metrics
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announces the release of "Making It Count: Metrics for High-Performing EDOs", a comprehensive and first-of-its-kind report on economic development metrics -- those that economic development organizations (EDOs) currently use and other potential measures to evaluate their performance MarketWire

TMF Group Acquires the Remaining 49% of Custom House Global Fund Services
Custom House Global Fund Services (the "Company"), a leading provider of financial services to the alternative investment sector, today announces that TMF Group has acquired an outstanding 49% of the Company to become the sole owner. This transaction is subject to regulatory clearance but completion is expected by June 2014. MarketWire

Parks Associates: U.S. Smartphone and Tablet In-App Advertising to Exceed $5.6 Billion by 2017
Parks Associates advertising research finds approximately 60% of smartphone and tablet users watch 1-5 hours of TV/video on these mobile platforms each week, which will help drive in-app advertising revenues on these platforms to over $5.6 billion by 2017. MarketWire

Mark Burton Named Managing Director of NewBay Media Europe | Intent Media
NewBay Media has announced that Mark Burton has been named Managing Director of NewBay Media Europe | Intent Media. Mark most recently led Incisive Media's Insurance Group as its Group Publishing Director, where he was responsible for a wide portfolio of magazine, digital, and event properties. MarketWire

STMicroelectronics Reveals Affordable, Extensible Platform for Efficient Prototyping with STM32 Microcontrollers
 STM32 Nucleo extension boards launched, leveraging ARM® mbed(TM) and Arduino ecosystems to accelerate software and hardware development GlobeNewswire

Farstad Shipping ASA - Presentation of 4Q 2013 and preliminary accounts 2013
Farstad Shipping ASA will present the 4Q 2013 and the preliminary accounts 2013 GlobeNewswire

Real Intent Names Ramesh Dewangan VP of Application Engineering
SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - February 17, 2014) - Real Intent, Inc., a leading provider of EDA software products that accelerate verification today announced the appointment of verification sign-off expert Ramesh Dewangan as vice president of Application Engineering. Ramesh will oversee Real Intent's Application Engineering (AE) team that supports the sales team and customers MarketWire

Brother Mobile Solutions and PDC Healthcare to Launch New TrustSense(TM) Patient ID Printing Solution at the HIMSS 2014 Intelligent Hospital(TM) Pavilion
VALENCIA, CA--(Marketwired - February 17, 2014) - Brother Mobile Solutions, a leader in mobile and label printing technology, in partnership with PDC Healthcare, the global leader of innovative identification solutions, announced today it will showcase its new TrustSense™ Patient ID Printing Solution at the HIMSS 2014 Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion from Feb. 24 to 27 in Orlando, FL MarketWire

Jaymie Scotto & Associates Announce Telecom Exchange West CEO Roundtable Participants
Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA), the preeminent marketing, public relations and event planning firm serving the telecommunications industry today announces the CEO Roundtable participants and topics for JSA's Telecom Exchange West 2014 taking place on March 6th at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO MarketWire

Photo Advisory: Team USA Hockey Player Patrick Kane Visits the McDonald's "Cheers to Sochi" Kiosk in the Athletes' Village at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games to Print Messages of Good Luck From Fans
Caption: "Cheers to Sochi" is a social media campaign that connects fans from around the world with Olympic athletes. Supporters can send personalized messages and good luck wishes to their favorite athletes and teams competing in Sochi by visiting www.cheerstosochi.com. Image Available: http://www2.marketwire MarketWire

Euravia and Alpine Aerotech Agreement to Provide PT6T Engines and MRO Support in North America
Editors Note: There are two photos associated with this press release. MarketWire

AngloGold Ashanti Announces Changes to the Board of Directors
AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE: AU) announces that as a result of his increasing portfolio of professional commitments, Mr. Tito Mboweni has decided not to stand for re-election as Non-Executive Director at the Annual General Meeting to be held in May, 2014. Mr. Mboweni has stood down as Chairman today, but to ensure a smooth transition has agreed to work closely with the new Chairman, Mr MarketWire

MAXpower Signs Landmark Agreement With Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise
Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise ('MEPE'), the state owned electricity company of Myanmar, and MAXPOWER (Thaketa) Co MarketWire

Purchases on Mobile Devices to Exceed 50bn Transactions Annually by 2016, Juniper Research Finds
A new report from Juniper Research has found that the annual number of purchases made on mobile handsets and tablets is expected to reach 53 billion by 2016, almost double the 27 billion made last year. MarketWire

Merritt Community Capital Corporation Marks Its 25th Year With Largest Affordable Housing Fund
Merritt Community Capital Corp. marks its 25th year by closing an $80.5 million Multi-Investor Fund XVI. This is Merritt's largest multi-investor fund ever and exemplifies Merritt's ability to expand on its reputation and experience in affordable housing in California MarketWire

Thermal Edge, Inc., Announces Launch of New Website
Thermal Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of temperature control units for electrical enclosures, today announced the launch of its redesigned website, www.thermal-edge.com. MarketWire

LULU Software Launches the New Version of Soda PDF Business Edition
LULU Software, the maker of Soda® PDF, a portable document file (PDF) application, launched today the new version of the Soda PDF Business Edition. This version is enhanced with features specifically designed for business users such as an advanced Secure and Sign module, Redaction feature, Outlook Plugin, Watermarks, and PDF to PDF/A converter MarketWire

Denver-Based Arthouse Design Completes Project Identity & Signage for Zenith Meridian Apartment Complex
Arthouse Design (www.arthousedenver MarketWire

REMINDER: Decusoft to Highlight EasyAdmin Solution During 2014 Trustees and Administrators Institute Conference
WHO: Decusoft, a leader developer of specialized enterprise software solutions WHAT: Will showcase the EasyAdmin web-based software solution during the 2014 Trustees and Administrators Institute - Administrators conference. WHEN: Monday, February 17 - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 WHERE: Disney's Yacht Club1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard Orlando, Fla MarketWire

To the press: Grundfos hires new Chief Financial Officer
GlobeNewswire

Songa Offshore SE : Q4 2013 Presentation
Please see attached the presentation held in Oslo this morning and at the webcast at 3 pm CET. GlobeNewswire

FLSmidth wins large cement order in Indonesia
Company Announcement to the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority No. 04-2014, 17 February 2014. GlobeNewswire

Siem Offshore orders Wärtsilä's design and integrated solution for an additional four PSVs
Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 17 February 2014 at 11 am EET GlobeNewswire

The joint venture between Metso and LiuGong will develop the Chinese track-mounted crushing and screening business
Metso Corporation's press release on February 17, 2014 at 10.00 a.m. EET GlobeNewswire

Rautaruukki Corporation's Corporate Governance Statement 2013 published
Rautaruukki Corporation Stock exchange release 17 February 2014 at 10.00am EET GlobeNewswire

Songa Offshore SE : Report for the fourth quarter 2013
Songa Offshore SE (the "Company") reports operating revenue for the fourth quarter of USD 154.3 million and an EBITDA of USD 59.8 million. Net loss for the quarter was USD 137.3 million including the recognition of an impairment charge for Songa Mercur and Songa Venus of USD 72 GlobeNewswire

Valmet to supply bleach plant rebuild to Caima mill in Portugal
Valmet Corporation's press release on February 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EET GlobeNewswire

Novartis expands cancer immunotherapy research program with acquisition of CoStim
Novartis International AG /Novartis expands cancer immunotherapy research program with acquisition of CoStim . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Galapagos completes patient recruitment in Proof of Concept study with GLPG0974 in ulcerative colitis
Mechelen, Belgium; 17 February 2014 - Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) announced today that patient recruitment has been completed for the clinical Proof of Concept study with GLPG0974.GLPG0974 presents a novel mode of action for the treatment of ulcerative colitis, a debilitating inflammatory bowel disease GlobeNewswire

Telenor Group and UNICEF partnering for children
(Oslo, 17 February 2014) Telenor Group and UNICEF have signed a global partnership agreement and are joining forces to promote children's development.The five-year agreement includes both financial support and access to a range of mobile technology solutions that will help advance children's rights. GlobeNewswire

Heijmans manages 18-year main contract under contract to the Rijksgebouwendienst
Heijmans has been selected for the administration and maintenance of the largest government office in the Netherlands. The new accommodations of the Ministries of Security and Justice and the Interior and Kingdom Relations in The Hague are located in the Wijnhavenkwartier. The term of the integral management contract is 18 years and the contract is valued at approximately € 25 million. GlobeNewswire

Ratos: Telephone conference in connection with Year-end report
The Year-end report 2013 will be released on Thursday, 20 February around 08.00 a.m. (CET). GlobeNewswire

Notice of Pohjola Bank plc's Annual General Meeting
Pohjola Bank plc STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 17 February 2014, 12:00  GlobeNewswire

MorphoSys Announces Clinical Milestone in Anti-Inflammatory Program
MorphoSys AG /MorphoSys Announces Clinical Milestone in Anti-Inflammatory Program. Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä successfully finalises propeller design and installation for Australian FPSO conversion
Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 17 February 2014 at 6 am EET GlobeNewswire

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