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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, 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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Cintas Recognized as an Aon Best Employer in Canada for the 11th Time

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 15 novembre 2018

Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) is one of the country’s top employers, according to the 2019 Aon Best Employers in Canada Study, released on November 8. This is the 11th year that Cintas has been named a leader in workplace excellence.“We are thrilled to once again have been awarded this tremendous honour for the eleventh time,” said James Dawe, Vice President, Cintas Canada. “Our employee-partners are at the heart of everything we do, and we’ve taken special care to establish a culture that allows us to work together at every level of the organization to exceed our customers’ expectations.”
Cintas was part of a distinguished group among 29 large organizations (400 or more employees) and 19 small and medium-sized enterprises (between 50 and 399 employees) to be recognized by this year’s Aon’s study. “Having a highly engaged workforce has never been more important,” said Todd Mathers, Partner and Canada Talent Practice Leader at Aon. “Organizations are facing unprecedented disruption, requiring many to change the nature of jobs and how work gets done – and to do this quickly and effectively. Doing this well is critical to maintaining and improving the end customer experience and – by extension – organization performance. Our research consistently demonstrates that engaged employees provide organizations with a competitive advantage when managing through change. Congratulations to Cintas for showcasing a culture of engagement and a commitment to workplace excellence.”
Cintas makes it a priority to invest in career development and offers competitive pay and health and wellness benefits. By investing in its employee-partners, Cintas is able to consistently offer new opportunities for career growth, training and development. All of which creates a stronger company that is able to meet the needs of both present and future customers.

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Kraft Heinz Canada Announces Agreement to Sell Its Natural Cheese Business to Parmalat

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 8 novembre 2018

The Kraft Heinz Company announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Canadian natural cheese business to Parmalat for a purchase price of $1.62 billion CAD (approximately $1.23 billion USD at current FX rates). The agreement includes the sale of natural cheese brands Cracker Barrel, P’tit Quebec and aMOOza! in the Canadian market. The proposed transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2019, subject to regulatory review and approval. “We’re excited about what this transaction means for our future growth and business in Canada,” said Bernardo Hees, Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Heinz. “We also believe Parmalat is uniquely positioned to advance the natural cheese business given their experience and focus on the dairy industry. At the same time, we can focus on the segments and categories where we have stronger brand equity, competitive advantage and greater growth prospects.” Under the terms of the agreement, Kraft Heinz will sell its production facility located in Ingleside, Ontario. Kraft Heinz Canada will also transfer approximately 400 employees from that facility to Parmalat.Kraft Heinz will continue to own and market its other cheese products, including Philadelphia, Cheez Whiz and Kraft Singles, which are processed in Mount Royal, Quebec, where Kraft Heinz Canada employs approximately 900 employees. The Kraft Heinz Company remains steadfast in its commitment to the Canadian market, illustrated by its recent acquisition of the Vancouver-based Ethical Bean coffee brand. Across Canada, Kraft Heinz currently employs approximately 2,000 employees in its facilities and thousands more, indirectly, through its co-manufacturers.The natural cheese business being sold contributed approximately $560 million CAD (approximately $427 million USD at current FX rates) to Kraft Heinz’s net sales in 2017. Kraft Heinz expects to use transaction proceeds primarily to pay down debt, with reduced interest expenses expected to offset the majority of EPS dilution on a run-rate basis. RBC Capital Markets served as exclusive financial advisor to Kraft Heinz Canada for this transaction, while Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP served as legal advisors.

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Accenture Names Jeffrey Russell President of Accenture in Canada

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 4 novembre 2018

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has appointed Jeffrey Russell as president of Accenture in Canada, effective Dec. 1. He is succeeding Bill Morris, who will retire from the company at the end of February 2019.Russell is currently a senior managing director with responsibility for leading Accenture’s multi-billion-dollar Products business in North America, which covers the life sciences, industrial, consumer goods, retail and travel industries. During his 20-year career with Accenture, Russell — a Toronto native — has worked across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America while based out of Melbourne, Singapore, New York, London and, most recently, Miami.Among the many leadership roles Russell has held at Accenture were leading Products in the United Kingdom and Ireland; Life Sciences in North America; and Supply Chain and Operations-Management consulting across Asia Pacific. He joined Accenture in 1998 as a partner in the Melbourne, Australia, office.Under Morris’ leadership of Accenture in Canada from 2003 to 2011 and again from 2014 to today, the business has grown significantly — revenues have quadrupled in local currency since 2002. During his tenure, Accenture has further strengthened its relationships with Canada’s leading enterprises and government organizations and become a market leader in high-growth areas such as digital, cloud and security services — which now account for 60 percent of Accenture’s global revenues. In addition, Morris initiated several programs that contributed to Accenture’s current leadership position in inclusion and diversity and corporate social responsibility.

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Società civile e Parlamentari No CETA si impegnano a bocciare l’accordo Ue-Canada

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 19 luglio 2018

L’intergruppo dei parlamentari No CETA, insieme alle organizzazioni promotrici della piattaforma No CETA e della campagna Stop TTIP Italia hanno rinnovato le loro preoccupazioni a fronte della firma avvenuta oggi tra Europa e Giappone dell’Accordo di partenariato economico conosciuto come JEFTA. È stata condivisa tra parlamentari e associazioni presenti, tra cui Coldiretti, Cgil, Arci, Fairwatch, Fare Ambiente, Greenpeace, Legambiente, Ecoitaliasolidale, Slow Food, Adusbef, Federconsumatori, Movimento Consumatori, Terra!, Fondazione Campagna Amica, Fondazione Isscon e Fondazione Univerde, contrarietà rispetto alla reiterata posizione della Commissione, sostenuta dal Consiglio europeo, nella costruzione di accordi di liberalizzazione commerciale che interferiscono con la sovranità degli Stati e le opportunità economiche dei settori legati all’export. Sia l’accordo con il Giappone sia il CETA chiedono ai decisori politici una coerenza rispetto agli impegni assunti in campagna elettorale grazie al lavoro dell’Intergruppo dei parlamentari prima delle elezioni. Le associazioni chiedono che sia portata all’ordine del giorno dell’Aula la ratifica del CETA con un’indicazione chiara che ne preveda la bocciatura, condizionando così l’intera agenda commerciale europea per rivederne le premesse e la struttura. I trattati negoziati dall’Europa devono prevedere clausole stringenti a tutela dell’ambiente, del lavoro e di uno sviluppo più sostenibile come da indicazioni delle istituzioni internazionali a partire dalle Nazioni Unite.
Le associazioni chiedono coerenza rispetto agli impegni assunti in campagna elettorale da oltre due terzi dei candidati oggi seduti in Parlamento, chiedendo all’Intergruppo di svolgere un ruolo di sollecitazione degli impegni assunti ricordando che 14 regioni e oltre 2400 autorità locali tra province e comuni italiani hanno già chiesto con atti formali al Parlamento e al Governo di non procedere con l’esame e la ratifica di questo tipo di accordi e di aprire un ampio dibattito nel Paese su un’agenda positiva per promuovere un commercio più sano a sostegno dell’ambiente e dello sviluppo sostenibile.

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Primerica Announces Countrywide Event in Canada

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 6 luglio 2018

Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) announced it is hosting its 2018 Canadian Convention on July 27-28, 2018, at the Toronto Congress Centre. Billed as Primerica’s largest conference in Canada, the meeting will draw attendees from coast-to-coast. The agenda focuses on sales force training, achievement recognition, and client initiatives for the remainder of 2018.Primerica’s CEO, Glenn Williams, will share his vision for the Company’s future at the conference. “We’re excited to bring together thousands of Canadians from across the country to a central event in Toronto,” said Williams. “This platform provides the perfect opportunity for previewing initiatives and recognizing the great successes of our Canadian sales force leadership.”Williams noted that the timing of this event coincides with Primerica Canada’s move into a new head office this month. “We will remain in Mississauga as we relocate to 6985 Financial Drive, where we will occupy over 43,000 square feet of leased office space that has been completely designed to our specifications,” he said. “It is a state-of-the-art office where we can conduct business, continue to grow and add staff, and help more Canadian families become financially independent.” In the second quarter, Primerica Canada achieved a record 12,000 life insurance licensed representatives, solidifying its position as the country’s largest life insurance sales force. This Canadian growth helped the Company’s North American sales force surpass 130,000 life insurance licensed representatives as of June 30, 2018.Williams highlighted that Primerica achieved a Company record US$9.1 billion in Term Life insurance face amount issued in June. For the second quarter, Primerica’s Term Life face amount issued grew 2% over the prior year quarter. “Thanks to the hard work of our sales force, many thousands of Main Street families throughout North America now have life insurance protection,” he said.In closing, Williams said the Company’s sales force is “a key factor in our success” and thanked the field sales leaders for their significant contribution. “I am extremely proud of the leadership provided by our representatives. They continue to meet the financial needs of record numbers of families, and I look forward to all that we’ll accomplish in the future.”

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