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/PRNewswire/ -- gDiapers' smart design has delighted parents for nearly a decade. Today, the company who has redefined the disposable diaper announces their newest gPants in gorgeous colors and prints that welcome the change of season.

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Internationally-acclaimed baby photographer Anne Geddes today unveiled an image of a baby born too soon that will be shared worldwide to raise awareness of the global problem of preterm birth.

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Council of Senior Ulema (religious scholars) issued a fatwa (religious opinion) reemphasizing that terrorism is a "heinous crime, injustice and aggression rejected by Shariah (Islamic law)." The Council concluded its 80th session, held in Riyadh, with a review of the speech given by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, in which he warned about the threat of terrorism and implored the international community to support the fight against terrorists and extremists.

/PRNewswire/ -- ART 3 opened in May 2014 in Bushwick near Luhring Augustine, with its Inaugural Exhibition covered by The New York Times T Magazine, Primer. ART 3 was created by Silas Shabelewska, formerly of Haunch of Venison and Helly Nahmad Gallery.

/PRNewswire/ -- Wilton Manors' new Beginner Israeli Dance Class combines dance, exercise, music and choreography for a truly unique experience.

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Harwood Feffer LLP (www.hfesq.com) is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of Retrophin ("Retrophin" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: RTRX), concerning whether the board has breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders.

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a result of funds raised in the 2014 Komen Detroit Race for the Cure, locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, $896,474 was awarded to three local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs serving Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. An additional $235,000 went to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Program.

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HACKJACKET, a Toronto based Internet security and privacy company, today announced the complete rebranding of its corporate identity and website from Federated Networks to HACKJACKET.  "Although we recognize and are proud that Federated Networks pioneered some important technologies related to the strengthening of the SSL protocol and the immunization of devices from spyware, ultimately the original vision of our business and our brand evolved and it was time to reframe our identity to more accurately and succinctly communicate our value propositions," noted David Lowenstein, CEO of HACKJACKET. The redesigned branding showcases a fresh look for the company and the website utilizes a responsive and easy-to-navigate mobile friendly design. Website visitors will also find information about the Company, its technologies and products, as well as the Protect Yourself Blog for those interested in learning more about the latest news, trends, ideas and issues related to Internet security, privacy, trust and hacking.

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today announced FY 2014 awards totaling $4.58 million to support projects that reach and serve more crime victims and address gaps in service capacity in the crime victims' field. 

/PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) will kick off its 14th Technology Symposium in Shanghai and Shenzhen on Sep 18th and 25th with the theme "Think SMIC – Quality, Service, Technology".

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bezos Family Foundation, Save the Children and Global Nomads Group announce the launch of the Students Rebuild Literacy Challenge to give thousands of children in underserved countries a better education.

/PRNewswire/ - American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP ("AHIP") (TSX: HOT.UN; OTCQX: AHOTF) announced today a cash distribution of Cdn$0.075 per limited partnership unit ("Unit") for the period of September 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014, which is equivalent to Cdn$0.90 per Unit on an annualized basis.  The distribution will be paid on October 15, 2014 to unitholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2014.

/PRNewswire/ -- American Laser Skincare is offering a free SilkPeel® treatment (a $149 value) to new clients who schedule a consultation between Sept. 18-20. The offer is part of the celebration at their National SilkPeel® Events, taking place in all 135 clinics across the county. The events showcase American Laser Skincare's newest technology, Envy Medical's SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion® System which pairs diamond-tipped microdermabrasion to exfoliate skin and a topical serum to treat sun damage, acne, stretch marks and more.

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania is taking applications for its ninth annual $5,000 Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship awarded to aspiring journalists.

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/PRNewswire/ -- The keynote speaker at this year's unveiling of the Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings™ in Singapore on October 28 will be the chairman and CEO of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ), Mr. Masakazu Toyoda.

/PRNewswire/ -- A jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware has found that Goodman Manufacturing Company infringed Carrier's patent rights relating to the innovative functionality of Carrier's Infinity® line of residential HVAC systems. The jury also confirmed the validity of Carrier's U.S. Patent No. 7,243,004. Carrier, the world's leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corporation. (NYSE: UTX).

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/PRNewswire/ -- With autumn upon us, sports enthusiasts are thrilled to be on the verge of arguably the most exciting season of the year. The NFL and college football are in full swing, the MLB playoffs will be starting in just a couple weeks, and soon after that another hockey season will have fans cheering from L.A. to Montreal. However, while the early season can bring anticipation and hope for the season ahead, as leading physician and hernia specialist Shirin Towfigh, MD has noted with concern, this year has already seen a number of athletes suffering from sports hernias.

/CNW/ - Sunward Resources Ltd. ("Sunward" or the "Company") (TSX: SWD; OTCQX:  SNWRF) announces that all resolutions presented at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on September 16, 2014 were approved by the shareholders, including the election of nine directors nominated by management: Jay Sujir, Philip O'Neill, William Hayden, Terry Palmer, Gillyeard J. Leathley, Igor Levental, Peter Cheesbrough, Ricardo Duarte, and Gregory A. Lang, as directors of the Company.  Following is a summary of the voting results for the directors:

/PRNewswire/ -- Residents of Bakersfield and surrounding areas have a lot to be proud of – our Southern California region is the perfect blend of urban culture and spacious suburban living. However, unlike a major metropolitan city like Los Angeles, some medical specialists and other necessary amenities can be difficult to come by in the area. That's why the dental team at Kern Dental Specialties serves as an invaluable dentist in Bakersfield and surrounding communities.

/PRNewswire/ -- In preparation for their annual Pink Carpet Gala, the Board of JD Breast Cancer Foundation (JDBCF) applauds Ambiance, The Store for Lovers, for its continued support and noteworthy generosity. JDBCF is looking forward to partnering with Ambiance again for the 2014 Pink Carpet Gala on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

/PRNewswire/ -- One of the great blessings of our modern, high-tech world is a dramatic increase in knowledge regarding health and medical concerns. Since 1960, the average life expectancy in the US has improved by nearly nine years, due in large part to increasingly sophisticated and effective medicine. At the same time, this has led to a growing strain on the medical resources of many communities – and a growing reliance on innovative practices like House Call Doctor LA.

/PRNewswire/ -- Perhaps the best kept secret of the Southern California climate is how beautiful the fall can be. Once the tourists have left and the kids are back in school for another year, L.A. residents and visitors will find fall activities for nearly every personality – and thanks to Rex Luxury Car Rental, a pristine exotic car rental to get you there. Below you'll find a list of some of the top events to look forward to this autumn – and suggestions for the best Rex Luxury Car Rental to get you there.

/PRNewswire/ -- According to the Calorie Control Council*, study findings published today in a Nature** article ("Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota") are at odds with leading health organizations and many other peer-reviewed published studies.  In contrast to the assertions made by the researchers of this study -- which claim the use of low calorie sweeteners increased diabetes and obesity risk -- the overall evidence from studies on low-calorie sweeteners, including numerous human studies, show that these sweeteners do not have adverse effects on blood glucose control nor lead to an increased risk of obesity.

/PRNewswire/ -- Boeing issued the following statement today following House passage of a continuing resolution that temporarily reauthorizes the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank:

/CNW Telbec/ - Pendopharm, is pleased to announce the launch of OLEXTM (omeprazole delayed-release tablets), the first and only non-prescription proton pump inhibitor (PPI) available in Canada for the treatment of frequent heartburn, i.e. heartburn that occurs two or more days a week.  Since a quarter of Canadian adults suffer from heartburn at least once a day, this is important news.  Up to now, PPIs, widely recognized as being the most efficacious treatment of heartburn, were only available through prescription in Canada. OLEXTM offers consistent and effective acid control providing daytime and night time heartburn relief for millions of Canadian sufferers.

/PRNewswire/ -- LendingTree, the nation's leading online loan marketplace, today announced the top ten customer-rated lenders on its network based on actual customer reviews for the second quarter of 2014. The 'Top Ten' list is based on a weighted average of review rating and volume of customer reviews. Lenders were rated on mortgage rates, fees and closing costs, responsiveness, customer service and overall experience.

/PRNewswire/ -- Realtor.com® today announced the launch of its Real Estate App, optimized for iOS 8, which arms home buyers and renters using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with a more intuitive and efficient tool to stay on top of the latest properties to hit the market. Realtor.com®, the leader in providing consumers the most accurate U.S. residential listings online,* is operated by Move, Inc (NASDAQ: MOVE), a leading provider of online real estate services.

/PRNewswire/ -- uBreakiFix continues to expand its position as the electronics repair industry leader by opening its 88th location in York, Pennsylvania this week. While it is the 88th North American store to open, it is not the first in the state of Pennsylvania, and part of an ongoing plan for a minimum of 100 uBreakiFix locations to be in operation by year's end. uBreakiFix is the leading expert in electronics repair, backing its quality with a nationwide 90-day warranty plan. uBreakiFix is also pleased to offer consultations on both protective gear and accessories for all your electronic devices.

/PRNewswire/ -- GenomeDx Biosciences today announced that data featured in an oral presentation at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) demonstrates convincing evidence of the ability of the Decipher® Prostate Cancer Classifier to predict which patients may benefit from radiotherapy after prostate surgery.

/PRNewswire/ -- Continental Resources, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: CLR) plans to conduct its 2014 Investor and Analyst Day meeting tomorrow, Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. CT.  An audio webcast and presentation materials will be available before 8:00 a.m. CT on the day of the event and can be found on the Company's website at www.CLR.com in the Investor Relations section.  Topics to be covered during the event include: 

OSHKOSH, Wis., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- QueenBeeTickets.com has affordably priced tickets for Stevie Wonder's Boston concert on November 11 of this year. The "Songs In The Key Of Life Tour" begins on November 6 and continues until December 5.

/PRNewswire/ -- PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (NASDAQ: PDLI) was orally notified by its independent registered accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP ("EY") that it was resigning effective September 11, 2014. The resignation was confirmed in a letter delivered to the Company on September 15, 2014 and reported in PDL's Form 8-K filed on September 16, 2014. 

/CNW/ - Health Canada has taken the precautionary step of asking IPCA Laboratories in India to voluntarily stop shipment of products to Canada based on a review of a recent good manufacturing practices (GMP) inspection report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where they identified falsification and manipulation of data issues at the company. IPCA has not disputed the FDA findings with Health Canada. The FDA has not issued a recall of any of the affected products.

/PRNewswire/ -- Sarissa Resources Inc. ("Sarissa" [SRSR:OTCPK], or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it will host an Investor conference call on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 4:15 PM Eastern Time to discuss its previously announced development plans for the Nemegosenda niobium project in Ontario, which is owned by the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Nio-Star Corp.

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/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies, issued the below statement following his "yes" vote in support of a Continuing Resolution that will fund the government through December 11, 2014:

/CNW/ - JovFinancial Solutions Inc. ("JovFinancial"), the manager of Jov Canadian Equity Class (the "Fund"), announces the proposed merger of the Fund with IA Clarington Canadian Growth Class.  Effective immediately, the Fund is closed to new purchases.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amb. John Bolton endorses three candidates for elected office in Oklahoma and will make a PAC contribution to each campaign. This brings the total number of candidate endorsements for the midterm election to 33. Rep. Lankford is running for the U.S. Senate against state Senator Connie Johnson, while retired Lt. Col. Steve Russell is running to represent the 5th District, being vacated by Lankford, and Rep. Bridenstine is running for reelect in the 1st District.

/PRNewswire-iReach/ -- DeepResearchReports.com adds "2014 Market Research Report on Global Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Industry" and "2014 Market Research Report on Global and China Isothiocyanate Industry" market research reports to its store.

/PRNewswire/ -- Golub Capital announced today that as Sole Bookrunner, Sole Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent it provided a GOLD financing to support the acquisition of Chase Doors ("the Company") by Audax Group ("Audax"). GOLD financings are Golub Capital's One-Loan Debt facilities.

/PRNewswire/ -- A new, first-of-its-kind research study was announced today that will analyze how changes in diet and lifestyle can impact long-term wellness and contribute to healthy aging.

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Broader use of ultrasound in diagnosing kidney stones may be effective and result in less exposure to potentially harmful radiation, according to a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings come from a study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), to investigate whether ultrasound would be a suitable alternative to CT.

/PRNewswire-iReach/ -- QueenBeeTickets.com is offering affordable prices for Stevie Wonder Madison Square Garden tickets for his November 6 New York concert. It is the show that will kick off the star's "Songs In The Key Of Life Tour."

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James P. Hoffa, General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, issued a statement today addressing reports that Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is ignoring more than 50,000 voter registration requests as the deadline for new voters to sign up to participate in the upcoming Nov. 4 election looms near.

/PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP announces that a shareholder class action has been filed against Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (Nasdaq: MBII) ("Marrone" or the "Company") on behalf of purchasers of the Company's common stock between August 2, 2013 and September 2, 2014, inclusive (the "Class Period").

/PRNewswire/ - Magna International Inc. (TSX: MG, NYSE: MGA) today announced that the Ontario Securities Commission ("OSC") has issued an issuer bid exemption order (the "September 2014 Order") permitting us to make private agreement purchases of Magna International Inc.'s ("Magna") Common Shares from an arm's length third-party seller. Magna was previously granted three issuer bid exemption orders on November 22, 2013, March 18, 2014 and May 30, 2014, respectively (the "Prior Orders") permitting us to make private agreement purchases from arm's length third-party sellers on certain terms and conditions contained in the Prior Orders. Any purchases of our Common Shares made by way of private agreement under the September 2014 Order will be at a discount to the prevailing market price, may be made in tranches over time, and must otherwise comply with the terms of the September 2014 Order, including that: only one such purchase is permitted per calendar week; any such purchase must occur prior to the expiry of our Normal Course Issuer Bid (the "Bid") on November 12, 2014; and the maximum number of Common Shares which may be purchased by way of all such private agreements, including the Prior Orders, cannot exceed 6,666,666, being one-third of the total number of Common Shares which may be purchased under the Bid. As of today, we have purchased 5,950,000 Common Shares under the Prior Orders.

/PRNewswire/ -- A long-term retrospective study of breast cancer patients receiving accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) via interstitial brachytherapy suggests that women younger than 50 and those with positive lymph nodes could be suitable to receive the treatment. Current American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) guidelines place these patients in the "unsuitable" category for APBI. In presenting an abstract at the 2014 ASTRO meeting, Beaumont Health System's Peter Y. Chen, MD, FACR, indicated that data from the PROMIS (Pooled Registry of Multi-catheter Interstitial Sites) study shows low local recurrence rates for women in the "unsuitable" group who received interstitial brachytherapy APBI. The presentation was selected as a "Best of ASTRO" abstract.

/PRNewswire/ -- Rowan Companies plc ("Rowan" or the "Company") (NYSE: RDC) announced today that J. Kevin Bartol, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, has decided to leave the Company to pursue other opportunities.  Mr. Bartol will continue to serve until a successor is chosen and a smooth transition is completed.  The Company is conducting a search and intends to name Mr. Bartol's successor in short order. 

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