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HELSINKI, Finland, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy (Helsinki Bus Transportation Co.), in Finland, has selected Microsoft Power BI for Office 365 to analyze operational data to improve business decision-making, fuel economy and customer satisfaction. Using a data warehouse solution developed with CGI (formerly Logica) and using Microsoft software, including Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Office and Power Map, Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy is able to track traffic data, driver performance and gas usage. Within the first two years of implementation, the company has been able to recoup its investment because of the entire solution, seeing as much as 5 percent savings in fuel costs due to more careful driving and improved maintenance. This is no small matter for a business that uses approximately 12 million liters (or approxi... (more)

Toyota Brings 'Highway to the Future: Mobile Hybrid Experience' to the Wisconsin State Fair

WEST ALLIS, Wis., July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota is bringing its nationwide tour called "Highway to the Future: Mobile Hybrid Experience," to the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Wisconsin on August 2-12, 2007. The tour is designed to provide consumers with a firsthand opportunity to experience automotive hybrid technology. The tour which will run 18 months debuted Jan. 11, 2007 at the San Jose International Auto Show and is traveling to more than 150 events throughout the country. Consumers will have an opportunity to test Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive system and learn about hybrid technology through a number of interactive educational exhibits. "Most people have heard of hybrid technology and probably have a vague idea of how it works, but few have actually driven a hybrid and or taken an up-close look at its operation," said Celeste Migliore, Toyota's National... (more)

Toyota Brings 'Highway to the Future: Mobile Hybrid Experience' to the Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota is bringing its nationwide tour called "Highway to the Future: Mobile Hybrid Experience," to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa on August 9-19, 2007. The tour is designed to provide consumers with a firsthand opportunity to experience automotive hybrid technology. The tour, which will run 18 months, debuted Jan. 11, 2007 at the San Jose International Auto Show and is traveling to more than 150 events throughout the country. Consumers will have an opportunity to test Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive system and learn about hybrid technology through a number of interactive educational exhibits. "Most people have heard of hybrid technology and probably have a vague idea of how it works, but few have actually driven a hybrid and or taken an up-close look at its operation," said Keith Dahl, Toyota's National Engagement M... (more)

Multiplied Media announces availability of new weather and gas features in award-winning Poynt application

Company also launches Poynt in France, Italy and Spain CALGARY and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Multiplied Media Corporation (TSX:V MMC) ("Multiplied" or the "Company") an award-winning provider of mobile local search services, today announced that Poynt, its all-in-one local search application for BlackBerry(R) smartphones has added new local search features for weather and gas. With this release, the Company also launched the application in three additional European countries. Poynt enables users to discover their local area and makes it easy for consumers to view search results on an interactive map, get driving directions, make restaurant reservations, see showtimes, watch movie trailers and now view weather and find gas - all from within one intuitive application. Poynt's new weather feature displays the current temperature and conditions while ... (more)

Hertz Reports Significant Year-Over-Year Improvement

PARK RIDGE, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 02/23/10 -- Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) -- Adjusted diluted earnings per share(1) for the quarter of $0.06 versus a loss per share of $0.22 in the prior year; GAAP diluted loss per share for the quarter of $0.08 versus a loss per share of $3.77 in the prior year. -- Adjusted pre-tax income(1) for the quarter of $39.2 million versus a loss in the prior year of $103.7 million; GAAP pre-tax loss of $67.4 million for the quarter versus a loss of $1,446.2 million in the prior year. -- U.S. car rental rate revenues for the quarter up 2.5% year over year, driven by improving business travel, off-airport growth and our new Advantage leisure brand. -- Worldwide car rental adjusted pre-tax income for the quarter of $96.9 million versus a loss in the prior year of $66.7 million, representing a 1130 basis point improvement in marg... (more)

New API Ad Campaign Stresses Energy Tax Hikes Could Increase Pain at the Pump in Maine

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2012  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With families in Maine gearing up for summer road trips, the president could now make those trips more expensive by raising taxes on the oil and natural gas industry. The American Petroleum Institute is launching a new ad campaign to educate voters about the consequences of hiking the cost of energy production. "Raising taxes will not lower energy prices for American families and businesses—in fact, the Congressional Research Service says this plan could cause gasoline prices to go higher," said API President and CEO Jack Gerard. "Our new campaign in key states will explain that more domestic production is critical to putting downward pressure on gasoline prices—supply matters." API will run a series of ads in Maine and six other target states. The ads in Maine will encourage voters to contact U.S. Senators O... (more)

Propel Fuels Receives $10.1 Million Grant Award From California Energy Commission to Expand Consumer Access to Alternative Fuels

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/01/12 -- Propel Fuels (www.propelfuels.com), a leading retailer of renewable fuels and clean mobility solutions, has been awarded a $10.1 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to build more than 100 Flex Fuel E85 stations over the next four years. The award is funded through the State of California's AB 118 Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. Propel's new stations will dramatically increase access to American-made, low carbon Flex Fuel E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline) for the nearly one million Flex Fuel vehicles currently on California's roads. With gasoline prices at historic highs, providing California's drivers more choice at the pump helps make progress towards the state's clean energy transportation goals while reducing petroleum use and lowering dependence on foreign oil. ... (more)

Delek Group Announces Consolidated Results for the First Quarter of 2013

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Delek Group Ltd. (TASE: DLEKG , OTCQX: DGRLY) (hereinafter: "Delek Group" or "The Group") announced today its results for the three month period ending March 31, 2013. The full financial statements are available in English on Delek Group's website at: http://www.delek-group.com. First Quarter 2013 Highlights First quarter operating profit increases to NIS 908 million, compared with NIS 549 million in the first quarter of last year, a growth of 65%; Gross profit from the sale of Delek US shares was NIS 800 million (NIS 591 million after tax); First quarter net income of NIS 50 million compared with net income of NIS 110 million in the first quarter of last year (the decline is due to the accounting treatment of sale of shares in Delek US). Including the gross profit from the sale of Delek US shares the net income would ha... (more)

Briggs & Stratton Corporation Launches New Sustainability Microsite

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) launched a new microsite today designed to further outline their commitment to sustainability, as well as continue to attract and retain top talent within the company. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120529/CG15020LOGO ) The web site, www.basco-sustainability.com, primarily focuses on Briggs & Stratton's long standing responsibility as being a strong corporate citizen, in its three pillars of People, Planet and Profit. To firmly communicate this message, Briggs & Stratton's Chairman, President and CEO, Todd Teske, is front and center on the site, providing a video welcome message to all visitors of the site. "This year we're doing something a little bit different with our format," said Todd Teske, Chairman, President & CEO of Briggs & Stratton. "We continue our very firm c... (more)

ProfNet Experts Available on Earth Day, Malaysia Airlines, Copyright Act, More

NEW YORK, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to [email protected] with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate edition.  If you are in need of additional experts, you can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network. You can filter your request by institution type and geographic location to get the most targeted responses. The best part? It's free! Just fill out the query form to get started. If you have any questions or need assistance with any aspect of ProfNet, please drop us a note at [email protected] EXPERT ALERTS Smokey... (more)

Integrated Gasified Biomass Power Plant Will Use GE Gas Engine Technology to Help Bulgaria Achieve Greater Energy Independence

To reduce Bulgaria’s heavy dependence on imported energy, a landmark biomass-to-energy plant powered by GE’s (NYSE:GE) Jenbacher gas engine technology is being built near Stroevo, in Plovdiv province. The 5-megawatt (MW) Karlovo plant will use three of GE’s fuel-flexible, robust and high-efficiency Jenbacher engines—one J612 and two J620 units—powered by syngas derived from straw and wood chips and will produce enough electricity to power 2,000 homes. Such organic waste is normally difficult to gasify effectively, but tight integration of EQTEC Iberia’s biomass-gasification technology with GE’s proven gas engines will provide high levels of emissions performance, efficiency and economy. Scheduled for completion by the end of 2014, the plant is being built by EQTEC Iberia, part of Spanish holding company Ebioss Energy AD (MAB: EBI). It is the latest development in Eb... (more)