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Business News Archive - April 27, 2009

CARRICK ON SHANNON, Ireland, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- - New Generation Sailing Catamaran Ideal for Cruising Sunsail are delighted to again be extending their fleet, with the launch of the new Sunsail 384 catamaran (http://www.sunsail.co.uk/yachts/fleet/catamaran/l38?redirect=true) in destinations across the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Asia. The Sunsail 384 is the newest generation of cruising catamarans, focusing on performance, comfort and offering an abundance of outdoor space to capitalize on sailing in the warm breezes of the Tropics or Mediterranean. Offering high performance including a generous sail plan, this catamaran is a market leader yet also is highly practical and easy-to-use, making it an ideal entry level catamaran. The Sunsail 384 has been specifically produced for Sunsail, with the design completed by Morrelli and Melvin and the build by Robertson and Caine. Superb performance from the Sunsail 384 is guaranteed, with the large sail area combining

Major New Energy Reports from WBCSD, McKinsey, CERA on Agenda April 27-29 Forum Features 135 Energy Efficiency Experts from 30 Nations -- http://eeglobalforum.org/ -- PARIS, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The breadth and depth of global energy expertise to be showcased at the Alliance to Save Energy's 2009 Energy Efficiency Global Forum and Exposition (EE Global; www.eeglobalforum.org) is demonstrated by the lineup of speakers at the opening plenary session, scheduled for 4 pm today at the Palais des Congres.

HOMEWOOD, IL, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today marked the launch of Rail Safety Week, from April 27 to May 3, 2009, by announcing intensive efforts to prevent trespassing and railroad crossing accidents with the ultimate goal of reducing them to zero.

BEIJING, April 27 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- General Steel Holdings, Inc.

Revenues up 60 percent to $36 million Earnings per diluted share up 155 percent to $0.28 PLANO, Texas, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TGC Industries, Inc.

SAN DIEGO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- SG Biofuels today announced the opening of its Jatropha Genetic Resource Center (GRC) to further accelerate profitable, large-scale production of Jatropha as a low-cost, sustainable source of feedstock for biofuel. With research sites in San Diego and several Latin American countries, SG Biofuels and its GRC posses the largest, most genetically diverse library of Jatropha genetic material in the world.

PHILADELPHIA and MENLO PARK, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Element Partners, a leading growth equity firm specializing in clean technology, has hired Sujit Banerjee as Operating Partner.

World's leading low-power wireless networking standard adds new specification featuring seamless integration with global IT networks to portfolio SAN RAMON, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating standardized wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, today announced it will incorporate global IT standards from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) into its specification portfolio of low-power wireless networking standards.

Online Automotive Media Publisher Adds Car Video Feature, Auto Part Comparison Shopping and Expands Partnership with Oodle PALO ALTO, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- High Gear Media, a publisher of automotive digital media sites, today launched a suite of new features designed to increase users' ability to get the most comprehensive, relevant information for car buying decisions according to their interest or lifestyle.

SINGAPORE, April 27 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Highlights (for three months ended 31/3/2009): -- The Group achieved a net profit of RMB59.1 million and full utilization of production facilities in the first quarter despite the impact of rising coal costs and the financial crisis -- Revenue decreased slightly by 0.4% YoY to RMB480.3 million -- The Group continued to focus on enhancing its cost efficiency and increasing its size, with the third urea plant commencing operation ahead of schedule in April 2009 China XLX Fertiliser Limited ("China XLX" or the "Group"; stock code: CXLX.SG), one of the largest and most cost efficient coal-based producers of urea and compound fertiliser in the PRC, announces the unaudited financial results of the Company and its subsidiaries (the "Group") for the quarter ended 31 March 2009 ("Review Period"). Performance Overview Revenue for the Review Period amounted to RMB480.3 million, a slight decreas

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'