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POTTSVILLE, Pa., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EXTOL International, a leading provider of automated business integration software and services, today unveiled key figures from its 2011 performance, detailing another year of significant growth in both its overall revenue and customer and partner network. Expanded industry interest and acceptance for its flagship EXTOL Business Integrator (EBI 2.5) automated integration solution enabled EXTOL to add new customers through its direct and partner sales channels, while providing additional services to existing clients. In addition to solid growth in software sales, the company increased its year-to-year services revenue by 40 percent, while also expanding its managed services revenue by 55 percent.  "With greater demand for cloud and outsourced services to eliminate the hassles of partner communication, more companies... (more)

MillerCoors Grants $125,000 to Small Businesses

CHICAGO, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MillerCoors granted $125,000 to four small business owners through its MillerCoors Urban Entrepreneurs Series (MUES). The grand prize winner, Ola Ayeni, CEO of Dining Dialog, which helps food and beverage companies grow their customer base, received a $50,000 investment grant and three runners-up will receive $25,000 each.  (Photo: (Photo: "This is a big step for me and my business," said Ayeni. "This will help me get the resources I need to succeed and one day do the same thing MillerCoors is doing—help other entrepreneurs bring their businesses to life." The ultimate goal of the MUES program is to create a pipeline of potential MillerCoors suppliers.  Supplier diversity, community investment and economic empowerment ar... (more)

Thousands to Receive Free Safe Rides Home From Diageo and NYC Department of Transportation

NEW YORK, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today three iconic brands – GUINNESS®, BAILEYS® and BUSHMILLS® – joined New York City's Department of Transportation (DOT) to announce a month-long "Safe Rides Home" campaign to promote responsible consumption of alcohol throughout the bracket-busting playoff season, on St. Patrick's Day and for other festivities throughout the month of March. Now through the end of the month thousands of free taxi, livery car and public transit rides will be given away to legal drinking-age adult consumers, encouraging New Yorkers and visitors to the city to always plan for a designated driver. Diageo and the DOT launched its first Safe Rides Home program in December 2010 where 78 percent of all debit card transactions from the giveaway took place during a prime celebratory window – between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. – validating Diageo and DOT's e... (more)

Mkango Resources Announces Completion of Leach Optimization Test Work and Provides Update on Pre-Feasibility Study

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/28/13 -- Mkango Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:MKA) (the "Corporation" or "Mkango") is pleased to announce the completion of leach optimization test work on a rare earth mineral concentrate derived from flotation of a representative composite sample of drill core from the Songwe Hill rare earth project in Malawi. The results will be incorporated into the ongoing pre-feasibility study. Highlights - Leaching with dilute (20%) hydrochloric acid at ambient temperatures for a relatively short period of time (30 minutes) achieved good recoveries, in particular for critical and heavy rare earths. The mild leach conditions have important positive implications for plant design and capital expenditure: - Good leach recoveries - overall rare earth recoveries are greater than 80% with recovery of critical rare earths (CREO)(1) to the leach s... (more)

Ben Kulak Named General Manager of the Residence Inn Denver City Center Hotel

DENVER, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Residence Inn Denver City Center is excited to announce Ben Kulak as General Manager of the newly renovated all-suite downtown hotel, Denver's smart choice for work or play.  Kulak joined the Residence Inn and Sage Hospitality, one of the top hotel management and investment companies in the U.S., on January 2nd. (Photo: "Ben is a highly experienced manager who will continue to drive our team at the Residence Inn to produce results and build relationships in the Denver market," said Robert Butler, Senior Vice President Operations, Select Service Hotels for Sage Hospitality.  "He'll continue our strong commitment to guest services which keeps this hotel in the top percentile of hotels in Denver on TripAdvisor, they treat their guests like family." Kulak comes to Colorado... (more)

The Only Chelada Made Especial!

CHICAGO, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Modelo Especial continues to embrace its Mexican authenticity, with the national expansion of Modelo Especial Chelada. The specially-brewed "cerveza preparada" serves up an authentic blend of  Modelo Especial with the refreshing flavors of tomato, salt and lime in a ready-to-enjoy 24 oz. can. The recipe was carefully crafted to deliver a true Mexican Chelada taste with the convenience consumers are seeking. "Quality, authenticity and well-balanced flavor are equities of the Modelo Especial brand, and those characteristics are reflected in this new Chelada recipe," said Jim Sabia, chief marketing officer for Constellation Brands Beer Division, exclusive U.S. brewer, importer, marketer and supplier of Modelo Especial Chelada. "The Modelo Especial Chelada is a delicious, ready-to-drink cerveza preparada that meets our consumers' t... (more)

A Silky Permutation of a Traditional Honey Mead

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/14 -- Big Rock Brewery Inc. ("Big Rock") (TSX:BR) is excited to announce Freyja's Field Mead Braggot as the second Alchemist Edition release of 2014. The braggot is an ancient brew that dates back to the 12th century. Freyja's Field, named after a Norse goddess, is Big Rock's euphoric take on this classic style. The tang of sweet clover honey from Three Hills, Alberta is blended with Alberta two row malt, hallertau hops and a specialized Braggot yeast. Paul's personal tasting notes explain that Freyja's Field will reveal itself with notes of sweet honey and light malt making it a perfect brew for Spring. Only 3,000 bottles are being produced, making this brew one of our most limited releases. Available in a 650ml bomber bottle, Freyja's Field makes its appearance April 17th, 2014 in Alberta. To find out where you can get a ... (more)

VCE Revisited, Now and Zen

Yesterday VCE and their proud parents announced revenues had reached an annual run rate of a billion dollars. Today VCE announced some new products along with enhancements to others. Before going forward though, let's take go back for a moment to help set the stage to see where things might be going in the future. A little over a three years ago, back in November 2009 VCE was born and initially named ACADIA by its proud parents (Cisco, EMC, Intel and VMware). Here is a post that I did back then. BTW the reference to Zen might cause some to think that I don't how to properly refer to the Xen hypervisor. It is really a play from Robert Plants album Now and Zen and its song Tall Cool One. For those not familiar, click on the link and listen (some will have DejaVu, others might think its new and cool) as it takes a look back as well as present, similar to VCE. On the... (more)

[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

Dries Buytaert [twitter:Dries] , the founder of Drupal and co-founder of Acquia, is giving a Berkman lunch talk about building and sustaining online collaborations. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned, people. Drupal is an open source content manager, Dries says. In the past twelve years, Drupal has “grown significantly”: 71 of the top 100 universities use it, 120 nations use it, the White House uses it, 2 of of the 3 top music companies use it, the King of Belgium uses it. [Dries is Belgian :) ] The NY Stock Exchange is converting from a proprietary Java solution to Drupal. Five of the 6 top media companies use it. One out of 50 wesbites run on Dru... (more)

Interop Las Vegas Previews Announcements From More Than 100 Exhibitors and Sponsors

SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Interop previews the latest innovations and news from more than 100 exhibitors who will make announcements at Interop Las Vegas, happening next week, March 31-April 4 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. As the leading independent technology conference and expo series, Interop will highlight the latest advancements in networking, virtualization, cloud, mobility, data centers and everything in between. For more information and to register, please visit: "Interop continues to inspire and inform the world's foremost IT decision makers, serving as a place to find actionable solutions for pain points and future developments in the enterprise," explained Jennifer Jessup, Interop General Manager. "Now more than ever it is critical for businesses to have the opportunity to evaluate products and services side... (more)

Media Alert: Cisco Announces Upcoming Events With the Financial Community

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/04/13 -- Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced that it will participate in the following events with the financial community during the month of March. The events will be webcast. Interested parties can view these events on Cisco's Investor Relations website at Piper Jaffray Piper Jaffray Tech Conference March 12-13, 2013 San Francisco, CA 8:50 am ET Marthin De Beer, SVP/GM of Video Collaboration BAML BAML Global Tech Conference March 12, 2013 Taipei, Taiwan 9:05 am CST Owen Chan, SVP, Greater China Theater About Cisco Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For ongoing news, please go to Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or regi... (more)