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MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, announced that its board of directors has authorized a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share, payable on September 16, 2011 to shareholders of record as of September 1, 2011. Future dividend declarations, as well as the record and payment dates for such dividends, are subject to the final determination of the company's Board of Directors.

MKS Instruments, Inc. is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor and analyze critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity.

*************************************************** National Health Partners Inc. (OTC:NHPR)

Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of diabetes. All can cause severe vision loss or even blindness.

Cross section of an eye

Diabetic eye disease may include:

o Diabetic retinopathy-damage to the blood vessels in the retina.
o Cataract-clouding of the eye's lens. Cataracts develop at an earlier age in people with diabetes.
Glaucoma-increase in fluid pressure inside the eye that leads to optic nerve damage and loss of vision. A person with diabetes is nearly twice as likely to get glaucoma as other adults.

Our eyes are more prone to problems when we are on move. Pollution is a cause which results several eye related problems. Smoke and dust can cause itching in eyes, to wear sunglasses is the best option to protect eyes from direct sunlight, and dust, Its better to carry a handkerchief to wipe eyes and eyelids in case of dust problems. Use anti glare glasses at the time of driving to protect yourself from reflection and direct light coming from other vehicles.

More and more people are looking for vision services. By joining the CARExpress program, you will have access to 11,500 vision providers nationwide including: JCPenney, Target, LensCrafters, For Eyes, Sears and thousand of independents. You will be able to save an average of 10% - 50% on most frames, prescription lenses and non-prescription sunglasses. Not only do you receive significant savings on eyewear, but Laser Vision Correction (LASIK) is also included in this program. Special discounts on eye examinations at participating locations where approved.

National Health Partners, Inc. is a national healthcare savings organization that provides discount healthcare membership programs to uninsured and underinsured people through a national healthcare savings network called "CARExpress." CARExpress is one of the largest networks of hospitals, doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other healthcare providers in the country and is comprised of over 1,000,000 medical professionals that belong to such PPOs as CareMark and Aetna. The company's primary target customer group is the 47 million Americans who have no health insurance of any kind. The company's secondary target customer group includes the millions of Americans who lack complete health insurance coverage.

National Health Partners, Inc. (OTC:NHPR), a leading provider of unique discount healthcare membership programs, announced that it has entered into agreement with a major Hispanic marketing group for the sale of its CARExpress programs. The company also sees growth in new sales of memberships of more than 300% thru the remainder of the year.

Under the new agreement, this national Hispanic marketing group will be promoting the company's CARExpress discount healthcare membership program to Hispanic communities located across the United States, with particular focus on cities and regions containing a large number of Hispanics. With the previously announced plans to increase monthly sales by 75% with its newest and most successful marketing partner, the company now expects sales of new members to grow more than 300% thru the remainder of the year.
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Syntel, Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNT) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of six cents ($0.06) per share, on Syntel's common stock, payable on October 14, 2011 to holders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2011.

Syntel, Inc. provides information technology (NYSE:IT) and knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) services worldwide. It operates in four segments: Applications Outsourcing, KPO, e-Business, and TeamSourcing.


Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNCR), the world's leading provider of transaction management, cloud enablement and connectivity services for connected devices, announced financial results for the second quarter of 2011. For the second quarter of 2011, Synchronoss reported generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") net revenues of $54.8 million, an increase of 47% compared to the second quarter of 2010. Gross profit was $28.9 million in the second quarter of 2011. Income from operations, determined in accordance with GAAP, was $4.6 million. GAAP net income applicable to common stockholders was $3.2 million and GAAP diluted earnings per share were $0.06, compared to $0.09 for the second quarter of 2010. Synchronoss reported non-GAAP net revenues, which adds back the purchase accounting adjustment related to FusionOne's revenues, of $55.4 million, an increase of 49% compared to the second quarter of 2010. Non-GAAP gross profit for the second quarter of 2011 was $30.8 million, representing a non-GAAP gross margin of 56%. Non-GAAP income from operations was $11.7 million in the second quarter of 2011, representing a year-over-year increase of 43% and a non-GAAP operating margin of 21%. Non-GAAP net income, which takes into account adjustments to non-GAAP income from operations, was $8.0 million in the second quarter of 2011, leading to non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.21, an increase of 40% compared with $0.15 for the second quarter of 2010.

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. provides on-demand transaction, content, and connectivity management platforms that enable communications service providers, cable operators/multi-services operators, original equipment manufacturers, and e-Tailers/retailers with embedded connectivity primarily in North America.


West Marine Inc. (Nasdaq:WMAR) released unaudited operating results for the second quarter of 2011, and raised guidance for fiscal 2011. Income before taxes for the second fiscal quarter was $40.0 million, a $4.0 million, or 11.0%, increase compared to the same period last year. Net income for the second quarter was $44.7 million, or $1.92 per fully diluted share, compared to $35.1 million, or $1.52 per fully diluted share, a 26.3% increase compared to the same period last year. Included in second quarter net income was $4.8 million, or $0.21 per fully diluted share, for an income tax benefit related to the reversal of the majority of our tax valuation allowance.

West Marine, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of boating supplies primarily in the United States. It operates in three segments: Stores, Port Supply, and Direct Sales.


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