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Moonbug Kids Channel Now Available in the Apple TV App in the UK, US, Canada and Australia

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 9 dicembre 2019

Moonbug, a global entertainment company that develops and distributes fun and safe content, announced today that the MOONBUG KIDS CHANNEL, the pre-school entertainment video-on-demand service, is now available to customers in the UK, US, Canada and Australia with more to come, through Apple TV channels on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, select Samsung smart TVs, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices.Subscribers to the MOONBUG KIDS CHANNEL through Apple TV channels can watch online or enjoy offline downloads of their favourite kid shows in the Apple TV app. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share subscriptions to Apple TV channels using just their Apple ID and password.The MOONBUG KIDS CHANNEL service gives kids and families around the world the opportunity to watch their favourite shows, such as global toddler sensation Little Baby Bum, Go Buster, My Magic Pet Morphle and many more. Moonbug’s stable of popular kids’ content is focused on great storytelling promoting healthy values such as compassion, empathy and resilience, while teaching children fundamental life skills.Moonbug, which launched in 2018, is one of the most watched kids and family IP owners in the world. It brings together digital content from the best up-and-coming creators and expands their reach to audiences all over the world. The Apple TV app brings together all the ways to watch shows and films into one app, and is available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, select Samsung smart TVs, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices. The Apple TV app also features Apple TV channels such as the MOONBUG KIDS CHANNEL, personalised and curated recommendations, and iTunes films and TV shows to buy or rent.

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Il Canada commemora il 75° anniversario della campagna d’Italia nella Seconda guerra mondiale

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 26 novembre 2019

Dal 28 novembre al 4 dicembre Agira, Pontecorvo, Ortona, Russi, Villanova di Bagnocavallo e Ravenna. Queste le tappe delle commemorazioni per rendere omaggio agli oltre 93.000 canadesi che servirono con gli Alleati nella Campagna d’Italia e per sottolineare il ruolo chiave e il contributo dei Canadesi alla liberazione d’Italia.Il Ministro degli Affari dei Veterani, Onorevole Lawrence MacAulay, guiderà la delegazione ufficiale canadese, composta da 15 Veterani della Campagna d’Italia, rappresentanti delle organizzazioni di Autoctoni e Reduci di guerra, gruppi di giovani e alti rappresentanti del Governo del Canada.Su richiesta del Primo Ministro del Canada Justin Trudeau, Sua Eccellenza Julie Payette, Governatrice Generale del Canada in qualità di Comandante in Capo, accompagnerà la Delegazione del Governo del Canada e parteciperà ad alcuni degli eventi commemorativi.I rappresentanti dei media sono invitati a registrarsi (informazioni in calce) per prendere parte alle seguenti cerimonie, e di arrivare con mezz’ora di anticipo rispetto all’orario di inizio in modo da prendere posto nelle sezioni riservate ai media.
1. Agira EN giovedì 28 novembre 2019 ore 10:30 Cerimonia di Commemorazione al Cimitero di guerra canadese di Agira 94011 Agira EN Solo il Ministro degli Affari dei Veterani del Canada parteciperà a questa cerimonia.
2. Pontecorvo FR sabato 30 novembre 2019 ore 10:00Cerimonia di Commemorazione al Monumento di Pontecorvo in Piazza IV Novembre 03037 Pontecorvo FR
3. Ortona CH lunedì 2 dicembre 2019 ore 10:00 Cerimonia di Commemorazione al Monumento « Il Prezzo della Pace » Piazza degli Eroi Canadesi (già Piazza Plebiscito), Ortona 66026 CH
4. Villanova di Bagnocavallo RA martedì 3 dicembre ore 13.40 Cerimonia di consegna del riconoscimento a Mariangela Rondinelli (Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers) da parte della Governatrice Generale del Canada presso EcoMuseo delle Erbe Palustri Via Ungaretti, 1 Villanova di Bagnocavallo 48012 RA Solo la Governatrice Generale del Canada parteciperà a questa cerimonia.
5. Villanova di Bagnocavallo RA martedì 3 dicembre ore 14.00 Deposizione di una corona commemorativa al Cenotafio presso il Cimitero di Guerra Canadese 48012 Villanova di Bagnocavallo 48012 RA Solo la Governatrice Generale del Canada parteciperà a questa cerimonia
6. Russi RA martedì 3 dicembre ore 15.00 Svelamento della targa commemorativa in onore dei soldati canadesi che liberarono Russi il 3 Dicembre del 1945 presso Palazzo San Giacomo, Via Carrarone Rasponi – Russi 48026 RA Solo il Ministro degli Affari dei Veterani del Canada parteciperà a questo evento.
7. Ravenna mercoledì 4 dicembre 2019 ore: 11.30 Cerimonia di Commemorazione al Cimitero di Guerra di Ravenna Via Piangipane 24B – 48100 Piangipane (RA)

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Acerus Provides Update on Temporary Unavailability of Natesto in Canada and South Korea

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 5 novembre 2019

Acerus Pharmaceuticals Corporation (TSX:ASP, OTCQB:ASPCF) today provided an update on the temporary unavailability of NATESTO® in Canada and South Korea, following the previous announcement of the voluntary replacement of certain NATESTO® lots released on the Canadian and South Korean markets.Acerus made minor modifications to the manufacturing process that appear to have resolved the previously identified issues and has produced a batch of NATESTO® (the “Revised Batch”). While Acerus believed the changes would have been classified by Health Canada as level III, thereby requiring only an annual notification update to Health Canada and allowing for product to be released in Q4-2019, Health Canada, after much deliberation, classified the modifications as level I, requiring the submission of a Supplemental New Drug Submission (“SNDS”) prior to the release of the Revised Batch in the Canadian market. In the event that Health Canada utilizes the full regulatory allotted time for reviewing a SNDS, Acerus would expect the Revised Batch to be released in the Canadian Market in Q1-2021. Acerus continues to work with Health Canada to facilitate an expeditious review of the SNDS and minimize market disruptions.At this time, the current supply of NATESTO® to the United States is not affected by this situation. Acerus is working with its South Korean partner to determine whether the Revised Batch can be released in the South Korean market and, if so, under what timeframes.

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ACAMS annual Canada conference

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 21 ottobre 2019

The ACAMS 7th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference in Canada, which is themed “Mastering the New World of AML,” aims to gather leading anti-financial crime and anti-money laundering (AML) professionals in the country to provide insights into the latest regulatory developments and discuss key issues in the sector, including guidelines for cryptocurrency regulations for prepaid payments and AML implications for cannabis-related businesses.The annual event will take place at the Marriott Downtown, in the CF Toronto Eaton Centre from October 23-24, 2019 and includes practical aspects of customer due diligence (CDD) requirements, enhanced due diligence (EDD), and changes under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) amendments especially as it relates to the implication of new technology.“Technology is re-writing the traditional operating processes of financial institutions with anti-money laundering and regulations combating the financing of terrorism becoming increasingly complicated,” said Rohit Sharma, CAMS, president and managing director of ACAMS. “Coupled with evolving demand and market conditions, we have significantly changed the way we develop and deliver our conferences by having a strong pulse on the industry. For instance, we will discuss the sweeping changes to the legislative landscape in Canada and what this means for practitioners at our conference.” One of ACAMS’ focus areas is the use of AML expertise to detect and prevent financial crimes related to human trafficking. This year’s conference will feature Timea E. Nagy, a human trafficking survivor, social activist and commissioner to the Liechtenstein Initiative – a United Nations global task force investigating the financial sector’s role in ending human trafficking. The best-selling author will share her personal journey during the keynote address.

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L’On. Nissoli (FI) alla riunione del Coordinamento consolare italiano in Canada da Roma

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 19 ottobre 2019

“Ieri, ho partecipato, da Roma, grazie ai mezzi di telecomunicazione, alla riunione del Coordinamento consolare italiano in Canada che si è tenuta ad Ottawa, convocata dall’Ambasciatore Taffuri presso la sua Residenza.Un incontro molto costruttivo e cordiale che ha affrontato i temi legati all’erogazione dei servizi consolari, al rapporto tra i Comites e la rete diplomatico-consolare ed alla promozione della lingua e cultura italiana in Canada.
Nel mio intervento ho evidenziato che bisogna costruire delle sinergie virtuose tra le varie istituzioni presenti all’estero e, in primis, potenziare la collaborazione tra rete diplomatico-consolare e i Comites per costruire un Sistema-Italia all’altezza dei nostri connazionali all’estero e delle potenzialità dell’Italia. Inoltre, ho fatto notare che per quanto riguarda la promozione linguistica si sta lavorando sulla strada giusta ricordando che la promozione della nostra bella lingua non è soltanto assistenza linguistica ai connazionali e ai loro figli, cosa che è fondamentale, e da mamma con 3 figli lo capisco benissimo, ma è anche diplomazia culturale per cui la promozione linguistica si collega benissimo all’arte, alla musica e all’enogastronomia. Un connubio positivo che ho potuto sperimentare grazie ad una iniziativa che avevo promosso, anni fa, mettendo insieme la scuola Marconi di New York con altre due scuole di Roma per iniziative formative. Ed abbiamo avuto riscontri ottimi anche a dimostrazione che è possibile e doveroso sviluppare le iniziative di diplomazia culturale dato il nostro vissuto storico artistico.Quindi ho auspicato la costruzione di tutte quelle sinergie, con al centro la Comunità italiana, necessarie a realizzare una grande promozione del Sistema-Italia, dove la scuola italiana, contemplando insegnamenti anche in francese e inglese, possa essere il fiore all’occhiello!Alla fine della riunione ho rinnovato la mia disponibilità a lavorare insieme sulle questioni di interesse della Comunità italiana in Canada a cominciare da eventuali correttivi da apportare alla legge di bilancio, ormai prossima all’esame del Parlamento.” Lo ha dichiarato l’On. Fucsia Nissoli Fitzgerald (FI), eletta in Nord e Centro America.

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ThinkPad Anniversary Sale starts October 7 in U.S. and Canada

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 29 settembre 2019

Lenovo ThinkPad turns 27 this year. But please, no gifts! We’re turning the tables and marking the 27th anniversary of the launch of the legendary ThinkPad brand by giving customers the best gift of all: deep discounts on EVERY ThinkPad we sell. The annual ThinkPad Anniversary Sale is the best time to buy a new ThinkPad laptop.From Oct. 7 to Oct. 13, lenovo.com shoppers across the U.S. and Canada will save 40% or more on sleek X Series ultraportables, flexible laptop/tablet 2-in-1s, and business-ready T Series models and all other ThinkPads. We’ll also offer discounts on our popular ThinkCentre desktop PCs and ThinkStation workstations, along with other special deals.

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Fifth Annual National Compensation Guide for Canada’s Bio-economy

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 29 settembre 2019

BioTalent Canada marked this year’s Global Biotech Week with the announcement of the release of their fifth annual National Compensation Guide for Canada’s bio-economy.A leader in labour market reporting for the Canadian bio-economy, BioTalent Canada’s National Compensation Guide helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) alleviate the pressures of attracting and retaining talent in a competitive industry by providing a national benchmark for them to build upon.“In an increasingly competitive sector, biotech companies need to find ways to showcase themselves as employers of choice,” says Rob Henderson, President and CEO of BioTalent Canada. “By providing employers access to timely and pertinent compensation data – among other resources available through BioTalent Canada, biotech companies have the tools and information needed to attract and retain top talent.”

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Trustwave Positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape for Managed Security Services in Canada

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 8 settembre 2019

Trustwave today announced that industry analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC) has named Trustwave a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Canadian Security Services 2019 Vendor Assessment1 for the second consecutive year. The report assesses and compares 15 managed security services providers (MSSPs) with operations and customers in Canada and was based on company growth, current and future strategies for delivering managed security services (MSS) to the Canadian market and current customer perception.“Canadian enterprises continue to turn toward managed security services to level the playing field against a continuous onslaught of evolving malware, ransomware campaigns and adversaries who are becoming better at evading detection,” said Rick Miller, general manager, Americas at Trustwave. “Our position as a Leader in this IDC MarketScape for a second straight year exemplifies our committed approach for delivering managed security services that combine best-in-class technologies and global threat visibility with highly specialized expertise. We look forward to our continued role helping organizations in Canada protect their most valued assets and reduce risk.”

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Bird e-Scooters Take Flight in Edmonton

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 22 agosto 2019

Bird Canada today announced that its shared e-scooters are now available for use in the City of Edmonton. More than 400 Bird One e-scooters are now available throughout the City, providing residents and visitors to Edmonton with a quick, easy, and low-cost way to get around.The inexpensive to rent, easy to use, and fun to ride Bird One e-scooters provide a safe ride by putting the rider at the center of the e-scooter experience. The e-scooters are built to meet the demands of Canadian cities like Edmonton with custom-designed semi-solid tubeless wheels that deliver a smooth, comfortable, and controlled ride.How Bird Canada works: Through the Bird smartphone app, riders can locate the most conveniently located Bird e-scooter and ride directly to their desired destination.
New riders are provided an in-app tutorial on how to ride a Bird and how to park it, and clear safety instructions are posted on each vehicle. Riders are encouraged to wear a helmet and can request a free helmet be sent to them through the app.
Bird Canada recently held a successful s.h.a.r.e. Safe Streets event in Calgary, and will soon be bringing the tour to Edmonton. The tour is designed to ensure responsible riding by making safety simple and giving riders (and members of the community) attainable and actionable tips to use for their next ride. Together with neighborhoods, Bird Canada provides individuals the opportunity to learn about road safety including how to responsibly and properly ride and park shared e-scooters such as Birds. In partnership with local organizations, businesses, and health and safety experts, Bird Canada will showcase the fundamentals of safe road use for non-car users. The tour will include micro-mobility vehicle basics, free helmets and helmet fittings, tutorials of local rules of the road and parking best practices. Stay tuned to Bird Canada’s social media channels for additional information regarding event location and timing.Edmonton is the second city in Canada to operate Bird e-scooters, and among the growing list of more than 100 cities in North America, Europe, and the Middle East to provide access to the safe and affordable micro-mobility solution.

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Acerus Announces Temporary Unavailability of NATESTO® in Canada and South Korea

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 5 agosto 2019

Acerus Pharmaceuticals Corporation (TSX:ASP, OTCQB:ASPCF) today announced that it will voluntarily replace certain NATESTO® lots released in the Canadian and South Korean markets, which is expected to cause temporary shortages in those markets.
Acerus has identified four commercial lots of NATESTO® released in the Canadian and South Korean markets that were found to be non-conforming during long-term stability studies, even though such lots were fully in-specification at the time of release. This post-release non-conformity is not harmful to the patient, but may result in difficulties in dispensing. The temporary shortage of the product in the Canadian and South Korean markets is expected to continue until the end of October 2019. Acerus has noted this shortage on the Drug Shortages Canada website and will continue to dialogue with Health Canada to identify solutions to try to minimize the disruption to patients in the affected markets.

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EU and Canada conclude ocean partnership agreement

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 30 luglio 2019

The partnership agreement includes clear commitments to combatting the negative effects of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fisheries, marine pollution and climate change. It will also help to facilitate the sustainable development of marine and maritime sectors and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly the Sustainable Development Goal 14.Cooperation on global ocean governance. This partnership is a major step forward and sets out general lines for future collaboration in areas such as:
the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in the high seas;
the fight against marine pollution, including marine plastic litter and micro-plastics;
the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change as relevant to the oceans;
the prevention of unregulated commercial fishing in the central Arctic;
the strengthening of ocean governance in regional and global forums;
the promotion of safe and decent living and working conditions at sea;
the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

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In USA e Canada vince l’autenticità del formaggio Asiago DOP

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 12 giugno 2019

Il formaggio Asiago DOP fa scuola oltreoceano e sempre più consumatori e operatori chiedono di conoscere il territorio d’origine e la sua storia direttamente nei luoghi di produzione. A confermarlo, il successo delle attività in più di 300 punti vendita delle principali insegne in USA e Canada e la partecipazione di oltre mille persone all’innovativo programma formativo digitale “Lean & Earn” dedicato allo studio delle caratteristiche distintive del prodotto d’origine protetta con la presenza, in queste settimane, di numerosi operatori giunti per incontrare le diverse realtà produttive dell’Altopiano di Asiago.Formazione ed esperienza diretta sono due elementi decisivi per la diffusione di un prodotto di qualità come Asiago DOP e proprio su questi aspetti ha puntato la recente attività di promozione del Consorzio Tutela Formaggio Asiago in più di 300 punti vendita delle principali insegne in USA e Canada affiancata, online, dall’innovativo programma di formazione digitale “Learn & Earn”, che propone al trade una serie di sessioni formative dedicate all’Asiago DOP, nel contesto del progetto europeo “Uncommon Flavors of Europe” realizzato insieme ai Consorzi di Tutela Speck Alto Adige e Pecorino Romano. Accolta con grande interesse e strumento per la prima volta utilizzato nell’ambito di un progetto europeo, “Learn & Earn” è una piattaforma digitale studiata per trasferire informazioni sull’unicità del prodotto d’origine protetta attraverso un coinvolgimento diretto che permette di imparare giocando e viene reso ancora più accattivante dalla possibilità di vincere alcuni viaggi in Italia per approfondire il patrimonio di autenticità della produzione d’origine e le tecniche tradizionali dell’Asiago DOP in tutte le sue tipologie e sfumature, dal fresco allo stagionato.Il crescente interesse, nei mercati oltreoceano, verso il cibo testimone di una storia autentica e tradizione millenaria, accompagnato da una costante attività di promozione realizzata dal Consorzio Tutela Formaggio Asiago, sono un elemento di crescita importante in paesi come gli Usa e il Canada. Il Consorzio, in questi ultimi anni, è stato molto attivo sia sul fronte della tutela che in quello dell’attività di promozione nonostante le difficoltà che il contesto non favorevole del mercato USA ha imposto all’intero comparto agroalimentare italiano mentre, in Canada, le esportazioni di Asiago DOP continuano ad aumentare del 12,3% dal 2017 al 2016 e del 33,6% dal 2018 al 2017.

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National Seating & Mobility Bolsters Presence in British Columbia, Canada with Multi-Site Acquisition

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 8 aprile 2019

National Seating & Mobility (NSM), the leading provider of complex rehabilitation, mobility and accessibility solutions in the U.S., is broadening the company’s presence in British Columbia, Canada with the acquisition of Advanced Mobility Products in Vancouver. Headquartered in Burnaby, Advanced Mobility also operates in the Okanagan Valley with locations in Kelowna and Kamloops, and on Vancouver Island in Nanaimo.“NSM’s growth both inside the U.S. and internationally propels us to reach more clients while driving progress for the complex rehabilitation industry worldwide,” said Bill Mixon, NSM CEO. “We are proud to welcome Advanced Mobility to NSM, and look forward to collaborating with this experienced team to provide innovative mobility and accessibility solutions to clients throughout British Columbia and surrounding areas.” Advanced Mobility has provided high quality mobility and related adaptive equipment for more than 31 years. The company has been recognized for its commitment to innovation, technology and superior services. Dave Elder, owner of Advanced Mobility, will transition to a leadership role for NSM post-acquisition.The acquisition increases NSM’s presence to eight locations in three regions of British Columbia, with a ninth location to also open this year.

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Tilray® Announces Support of Two New Clinical Research Studies in Australia and Canada

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 3 aprile 2019

Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ:TLRY), a global leader in cannabis research and production, today announced its support of two new clinical studies: a pilot study led by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) in Melbourne, to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a larger randomized placebo-controlled trial of cannabis extract as a form of treatment for reducing Severe Behavioral Problems (SBP) in pediatric patients with Intellectual Disabilities (ID); and a study with McGill University Health Centre’s Division of Infectious Diseases and Chronic Viral Illness, to examine the effectiveness of medical cannabis on immune activation in People Living with HIV.“Tilray is at the forefront of clinical research in the medical cannabis field and we’re very proud to support two groundbreaking studies that have potential to identify more indications in which medical cannabis can benefit patients in-need,” says Philippe Lucas, VP of Global Patient Research and Access, Tilray. “We are committed to advancing cannabinoid-based science to further understand the potential benefits of medical cannabis as a treatment option among these critical patient populations. There is a serious need for more clinical data in our field, and we are proud to support research like this around the world.”Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia:Over 50,000 youth in Australia today have Intellectual Disability with Severe Behavioral Problems such as irritability, aggression, and self-injury. Anti-psychotic and other psychotropic medications are prescribed for half of these patients in Australia, despite limited evidence for their efficacy and a high risk of serious side-effects, including weight gain, metabolic syndrome and extrapyramidal movement disorders. Polypharmacy and off-label prescribing are common in these patients, and drugs are sometimes added to treat side effects. Novel interventions are urgently needed for this highly vulnerable patient group. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians have highlighted the need for further research into the therapeutic uses of cannabinoids in youth. There is intense interest from parents and physicians in medical cannabis as a treatment for SBP in youth with ID. Research to date suggests that CBD and other cannabis extracts, have had fewer reported side-effects than anti-psychotic medications; however, there is currently insufficient evidence to inform its use in treating SBP. MCRI is among the first institutions to conduct research specifically testing the effectiveness of CBD on patients with intellectual disabilities to reduce severe behavioral problems.

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Cervus John Deere Saskatchewan Named Number One Dealership Group in Canada

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 6 marzo 2019

John Deere has named the Cervus Equipment John Deere Saskatchewan group as the number one John Deere dealership group in Canada for 2018.The John Deere Leaders Club program recognizes top dealers; those that demonstrate exceptional customer satisfaction, market share, and operational performance. This recognition from John Deere affirms the Cervus Saskatchewan agricultural group’s continued focus to consistently deliver on our customers’ expectations.“We are very proud to be recognized by John Deere. Our staff work tirelessly to meet and exceed the expectations of each and every customer, and our commitment to their success is top priority.” says Scott Johnston, GM of Cervus Equipment John Deere, Saskatchewan. “We represent the best name in agricultural equipment and our people back that up with unwavering support.”Cervus Equipment is an industry-leading heavy equipment solution provider in Canada, Australia and New Zealand and the Alberta dealership group has also been recognized by John Deere’s prestigious Leaders Club in years previous.

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Canada Gift Cards and Incentive Cards Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 21 febbraio 2019

The report provides a detailed data centric analysis of gift cards and corporate incentive cards market along with consumer behaviour and retail spend dynamics in Canada. With over 150 KPIs at country level, this report provides comprehensive understanding of gift and incentive card market dynamics.Gift cards: Drawing from proprietary survey results, this report provides in-depth analysis of opportunities in both open loop and closed loop prepaid gift card categories. Assesses consumer behaviour by type of consumer (retail and corporate – SMB, Mid-Tier, Large Enterprise), gifting occasion, digital gift card type, and market share by retail categories.Details six essential KPIs: number of cards in circulation, load value, unused value, average purchase value, average value per transaction, and value of transactions.
Corporate incentive & loyalty cards: This report provides detailed market dynamics of corporate incentive cards, broadly segmented in four categories – consumer incentive card, employee incentive card, sales incentive card, and festival & other. It details market size and forecast at category level, by functional attribute (open loop and closed loop), and by corporate consumer segments (small scale business, mid-size business, and enterprise business).Digital gift card analysis: Provides market size and forecast for digital gift cards, broken down by retail and corporate buyers and by occasion.
Open loop and closed loop: Provides market estimates and forecasts to assess opportunities in open loop and closed loop gift and incentive card segments across consumer segments.
Consumer attitude and behaviour: Drawing from proprietary survey results, this report identifies and interprets key prepaid KPIs, including spend by age, gender, and income level. In addition, it provides an overview of how consumers are currently using gift cards across key retail sectors.Retail spend: Breaks down retail spend across 12 categories / sectors to provide detailed insights on consumer behaviour and changing dynamics of gift card spend.Market share by retailer: Provides market share of closed loop gift cards by key retailers in Canada.

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Alcoa Corporation to Curtail Additional Capacity at Aluminerie de Bécancour Smelter in Canada

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 21 dicembre 2018

Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA) today announced that it will immediately begin to curtail half of the one operating potline at the Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc. (ABI) smelter in Québec, Canada.The Bécancour aluminum smelter, owned by Alcoa (74.95%) and Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. (25.05%), has nameplate capacity of 413,000 metric tons per year, across its three potlines. Two of the facility’s potlines were curtailed on January 11, 2018, after union members rejected a proposed labor agreement for hourly employees.Since the lockout, ABI’s salaried employees have operated the one potline, performed maintenance, restored stability and improved metal quality. The additional curtailment, however, is necessary to ensure continued safety and maintenance in light of recent retirements and departures. The salaried employees who remain will continue to ensure that the smelter can be ready for a potential restart.The one operating line has a nameplate capacity of 138,000 metric tons per year, of which 103,000 metric tons represent Alcoa Corporation’s ownership interest. This partial curtailment is expected to be complete by Friday, December 21, 2018.After extensive negotiations this year, ABI and the union have yet to reach an agreement on key terms to improve productivity and profitability. ABI’s management remains committed to reaching a negotiated agreement.

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Former KUKA Robotics Executive Chris Claringbold Joins Universal Robots in Canada

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 21 dicembre 2018

Universal Robots (UR) – North America today announced the appointment of Chris Claringbold as Area Sales Manager – Canada. Based just north of Toronto, Chris will continue the development of Universal Robots’ high-growth sales and distribution business in Canada, develop regional strategic large accounts, and initiate the hiring of Canadian-based technical staff. Chris will report directly to Stu Shepherd, Area Sales Manager – Americas.
“We are excited to have Chris join our team,” said Stu Shepherd. “His strong background will help accelerate the growth of UR’s business in Canada, including UR’s Canadian distribution network, systems integrators, solution OEMs and UR+ partners.”Chris brings over 35 years of robotic automation experience to Universal Robots. Prior to joining Universal Robots, Chris was President & CEO, KUKA Robotics Canada as well as President & COO at Prodomax Automation, one of the largest system integrators and automation companies in Canada, as well as eight years of automotive experience while working for Magna International.“UR is bringing a revolution to the robot industry, with true ease-of-use, reduced engineering, rapid deployment and fantastic ROI that is changing how end users deploy automation,” Chris said. “I’m excited to bring my experiences in the automotive industry, systems integration and robotics to UR – the first mover and market leader who sells more cobots than all competitors combined.”

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IMBiotechnologies Ltd. Receives Health Canada Approval for a New Biodegradable Embolic Agent

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 23 novembre 2018

IMBiotechnologies Ltd. (“IMB” or the “Company”) today announced that it has received Heath Canada approval for its lead product, Ekobi™ Embolization Microspheres (“Ekobi”), for the treatment of hypervascularized tumors (“HVT”) and benign prostatic hypertrophy/hyperplasia (“BPH”).
The Ekobi™ product is a patented “first-in-class” embolic therapeutic medical device that provides an alternative to surgery. Ekobi™ is the first and only biodegradable embolic agent detectable by ultrasound.Ekobi™ microspheres selectively block the blood vessels that feed a target tissue, starving it of oxygen and nutrients. The advantage of Ekobi™ is that after providing a therapeutic benefit, Ekobi™ microspheres biodegrade and are completely eliminated from the body. Additionally, Ekobi™ can be easily seen in the body using minimally invasive ultrasound.
Ekobi™ has already received US FDA clearance for the treatment of unresectable/inoperable hypervascularized tumors. The Health Canada approval further expands IMB’s portfolio of approved indications for its lead product.“We are pleased that Health Canada has issued a medical device license for our product. Ekobi™ provides physicians with a new option to treat patients with hypervascularized tumors, and men with enlarged prostates caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia,” stated Michael Stewart, CEO of IMB. “This approval underscores IMB’s commitment developing and manufacturing safe and effective products, while providing economic value to healthcare consumers and providers.” The development and commercialization of Ekobi™ microspheres was made possible, in part, by IMB accessing the Alberta innovation network. A clinical study in patients with BPH was conducted at the University of Alberta and was supported, in part, by funding from Alberta Innovates. The clinical study which evaluated the safety and effectiveness of Ekobi™ was integral in achieving Health Canada approval.

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Come si evolvono i rapporti tra UE e Canada?

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 21 novembre 2018

Roma 21 Novembre 2018, ore 9:00 Sala M-N – Confindustria Viale dell’Astronomia 30. Dopo l’analisi dei dati 2017/2018 saranno approfonditi i settori finanziario, certificazione di prodotto, dogane, logistica, risoluzione delle controversie, con sessioni specifiche dedicate a Food&Wine, Pharma, Medical Devices e Public Procurement, per capire meglio le potenzialità che il partenariato strategico ed economico con il Canada potrà offrire.

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