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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/12 -- Finning International Inc. (TSX:FTT) today announced its Canadian division, Finning Canada, and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Local Lodge 99 ("IAMAW") have approved a one-year extension to the current collective agreement. The agreement provides for a wage increase of 5.25 percent and expires on April 30, 2013. The settlement covers approximately 1,700 hourly Finning workers in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Finning International Inc. is the world's largest Caterpillar equipment dealer delivering unrivalled service to customers since 1933. Finning sells, rents and services equipment and engines to help customers maximize productivity. Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., the Company operates in western Canada, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, as well as in the Un... (more)

High Desert Gold Announces the Staking of the Pinyon Claims Near Gold Springs ("GS") and the Approval from the Nevada BLM for Drill Plans at GS

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/12 -- High Desert Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:HDG)(OTCQX:HDGCF) ("HDG" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Pinyon Project in Nevada through the staking of 182 Federal Lode claims covering approximately 1,500 hectares. The property is located adjacent to the Gold Springs Project which is in a 60/40 (HDG/PG) Joint Venture with Pilot Gold Inc. ("PG"). The Pinyon Project is 100% owned by the Company. The Pinyon Project was located as a result of follow-up investigations from the airborne ZTEM geophysical program conducted in 2011. (see HDG PR11-11, July 12, 2011) The Pinyon Project has many similar characteristics to the Gold Springs Project, with numerous low-sulfidation, epithermal veins and stockwork zones exposed in a large area of altered volcanic rocks. The Company has traced gold ... (more)

Online "GED Certificates" Not Worth the Paper They're Printed on

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers are being deceived by fraudulent online "schools" offering high school credentials that have little or no value. GED Testing Service has filed a lawsuit to stop this abuse and protect those seeking to further their education. (Logo: "With the filing of this lawsuit, GED Testing Service has taken action to help protect adults who wish to improve their lives by earning a high school equivalency credential," said Randy Trask, president of GED Testing Service. "In these tough economic times, competition for jobs is intense and a high school credential is typically the minimum educational requirement for employment. It is reprehensible that fraudulent websites are taking advantage of those who are seeking a credential that will help them be better positioned to fi... (more)

Convene Reinvents Conference Centers by Introducing a New Paradigm for Productive and Collaborative Off-site Meetings

NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Convene (formerly Sentry Centers), a progressive developer and provider of specialized conference spaces and integrated services for off-site professional meetings, has introduced a new paradigm for how space and services can be designed to increase user productivity, collaboration and enjoyment. The company's research focused on the misalignment of the physical workplace, and in particular conference centers and meetings rooms, with the way workforce behaviors, needs and preferences have evolved over the past decade.    "Beginning in the fall of 2011, we initiated a research process that completely deconstructed the concept of a professional meeting and reassembled all the components and best practices in a smarter framework that truly enhances meeting participants' experience, productivity and enjoyment. This is the new pa... (more)

GENBAND and Samsung Mobile Form Alliance to Deliver Enhanced Unified Communications Solutions

GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, today announced a unique alliance with Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile) that creates a significant evolution for the enterprise communications experience. By integrating Samsung Mobile’s market-leading SAFE™ (Samsung for Enterprise) designated devices with GENBAND’s SMART OFFICE mobile Unified Communications (UC) applications, these companies are bringing a “SAFE, SMART, and SIMPLE” user experience to the enterprise, creating mobile solutions that extend or even replace the standard office communications environment. The solution delivers voice, data, video communications and collaboration capabilities on Samsung SAFE devices to fully mobile-enable the enterprise market. “This alliance with GENBAND brings powerful new communications capabilities to the enterprise,... (more)

TEOCO Launches INrange Location-Based Predictive Analytics Solution

TEOCO, the leading provider of Assurance and Analytics solutions to communications service providers worldwide, today announced the availability of INrange™ Analytics to help mobile service providers increase revenue from Mobile Advertising. INrange leverages TEOCO’s recently-announced Location Analytics capabilities and its Customer Analytics big data platform to identify subscriber travel patterns and deliver highly targeted advertising campaigns. Location has long been viewed as one of the most important determinants of subscriber response to targeted and personalized marketing campaigns. Traditional location-based mobile targeting delivers offers to customers when they are within a set distance from a particular establishment, capitalizing on impulse engagements. INrange Analytics’ unique approach predicts where customer are likely to be at any given time, allo... (more)

OfficeMax Named 2012 Compuware Best of the Web Award Winner

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --, the retail website for OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE:OMX), a leader in office supplies, technology and services and the nation's 12th largest retailer online1, today was named a 2012 Best of the Web award winner. The fourth annual Best of the Web Compuware Application Performance Awards showcase leaders in web and mobile site performance across several major industries nationwide. OfficeMax was honored as the 2012 Compuware Best of the Web Silver award winner in the retail category. The award is based on's average year-long performance in product order transaction, which is determined by the speed, availability and consistency of going to the website to search and select a product, adding it to the shopping cart, logging in to a shopping account and reviewing the order before purchase. "Del... (more)

CSR Brings Quality Bluetooth® Audio to Entry-Level Portable Music Speakers

CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) today introduced the BlueCore® CSR8605™ single-chip ROM Bluetooth® music streaming device, a cost-optimised, highly configurable solution that delivers a quality audio experience to the extremely price-sensitive entry-level market for wireless portable music speakers. Bluetooth 4.0 qualified, the highly integrated CSR8605 device builds upon the tremendous success CSR has already achieved in this market with a next-generation design offering rich music enhancement capabilities usually found only in much higher-featured products. Key features include five-band music equalisation, volume boost and remote control (AVRCP) support to enable users to Play/Pause and Forward/Rewind streaming music from buttons on their portable music speaker. “Bluetooth technology has captured the market for shared listening as the connectivity choice for s... (more)

Ernst & Young LLP receives 2013 Association of Management Consulting Firms Award for new and digital media

NEW YORK, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP announced today that it is the recipient a 2013 Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF) Award for Value and Excellence in Consulting in new and digital media. "It is a tremendous honor to receive this award and we are very proud to be recognized as a leader in digital transformation," said Bob Patton, Advisory Vice Chair, Ernst & Young LLP. "This award is a testament to our commitment to developing innovative, forward-thinking services to help our clients accelerate their business performance in the midst of industry transformation and to making a meaningful difference for their customers." Ernst & Young LLP was honored for its work with new and digital media by leveraging its deep knowledge in the digital and mobile financial services arena and experience in pioneering online architecture designs to ... (more)

Enhanced Array Networks Application Delivery Controllers Bridge the Gap between Enterprise Requirements and Budgets

Array Networks Inc., a global leader in application delivery networking, today announced the immediate availability of APV 8.4 for its full line of APV Series application delivery controllers. Engineered to meet the load balancing and application delivery requirements of small to medium-sized enterprises, APV 8.4 supports new advanced load balancing and application delivery features, unlocks increased performance across all APV Series appliances and introduces a pricing model that makes enterprise-class traffic management available at 50% the cost of brand name ADC vendors. Moreover, the popular 1RU Array APV2600 now supports 10GigE connectivity to take advantage of increased throughput and SSL performance enabled by APV 8.4. Value-Added Features In addition to advanced server load balancing, link load balancing, GSLB, connection multiplexing, SSL acceleration, comp... (more)

Adobe Integrates Creative and Marketing Clouds

Adobe Summit, The Digital Marketing Conference — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the availability of a new Digital Asset Management (DAM) offering within its industry leading Adobe® Experience Manager, part of Adobe Marketing Cloud. Adobe has reimagined digital asset management with both marketers and creatives in mind, giving organizations truly unprecedented capabilities to bridge workflows and more easily deliver consistent, high-quality experiences anywhere and on any device. Adobe Experience Manager DAM is deeply integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud™, which makes collaboration between marketers and creatives easier and stronger, and results in more efficient planning, production, search and global distribution of images, videos and other content. In addition, out-of-the box integration with Creative Cloud applications and comprehensive ... (more)