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More telemedicine services are needed in Canada, Women on Web data shows

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 2 ottobre 2021

New research conducted with Women on Web data demonstrates that women and pregnant people in Canada continue to encounter various obstacles in accessing abortion care. The data was collected during the global outbreak of COVID-19 and shows more and more women preferring the privacy and convenience that telemedicine provides over in-person services.In January 2021, Women on Web (WoW) opened its online consultations for abortion to Canadian users. WoW is an international telemedicine abortion service that works in restrictive settings and thus does not ordinarily service countries such as Canada. For research purposes, however, WoW opened up consultations to Canadians for evaluation. The research shows that, although Canada has no legal restrictions on abortion, there are many reasons for Canadians to seek care through Women on Web. Between January and July 2021, we received 137 unique help requests. As part of the consultation, people were asked about their reasons for seeking online abortion services. A majority of Canadian users cited multiple reasons for accessing Women on Web remote abortion services, including being more comfortable at home (50%), preferring to self-manage their abortion (48%), and secrecy/privacy (48%). More than two-thirds (69%) preferred to access abortion through online services. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated barriers and made existing abortion services harder to access. Abortion providers in Canada therefore either began offering telemedicine abortion for the first time or expanded existing telemedicine access.WoW research reveals, however, that telemedicine services should not be merely a response to a pandemic or service interruptions, but rather an opportunity to improve the quality of services and provide care that corresponds to the needs and preferences of women and pregnant people needing abortions. Women on Web’s research report will be published during Digital Health Week , November 29 – December 3, 2021. In the spirit of International Safe Abortion Day, this research further demonstrates that not only is telemedicine safe and effective but it’s a method that is more and more preferred by women and pregnant people to best address their individual needs and autonomy. To celebrate International Safe Abortion Day, Women on Web is hosting a crowdfunding campaign and we’re asking everyone to shift their thinking and consider each donation as a gift; gifting an abortion to someone you might know or care about. To your colleagues, to your friends, to your family, to your neighbours… to your community! Until abortion is just another medical procedure that we occasionally have to get, let’s make it as normal as possible.

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MiFinity launches Interac in Canada

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 2 luglio 2021

MiFinity, a global payments provider, today announced a new strategic partnership with Canada-based financial service provider, Gigadat Solutions. This new partnership will complement the existing MiFinity solution and help drive Merchant and player growth to the MiFinity platform in the North American market.In order to best support this local payment option and enhance the local customer experience, MiFinity has increased the number of eWallet currencies supported within the platform to include CAD as a settlement currency.The main benefits of the Interac / MiFinity local payment solution includes: Customers can select their preferred local payment method Interac boasts a strong portfolio with over 265 participating financial institutions covering 100% of Canadian consumers Customers can deposit and withdraw via Interac / MiFinity in CAD Unique local CAD offering vs other eWallet providers in this market No expensive FX conversion fees and charges when settling like for like Gives customers greater control of spend The MiFinity eWallet is a fast, simple and secure way for customers to perform payment transactions. Enhanced additional local payment options will support deposit, withdrawal and transfer functionality in different currencies across the platform.

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Canada International Olive Oil Competition

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 21 aprile 2021

Montreal (Canada) Quest’anno, c’è un nuovo modo per i produttori di olio d’oliva per focalizzare l’attenzione dei consumatori canadesi e degli acquirenti di tutto il mondo: il Canada International Olive Oil Competition (CIOOC), uno tra i premi più ambiti dai produttori d’olio d’oliva. Con giudici provenienti da nove paesi diversi, la giuria del Canada IOOC è tra le più qualificate a livello internazionale. Il Canada, classificatosi al secondo posto nella classifica U.S. News & World Report Best Countries 2020 e sesto nella più recente classifica Forbes Best Countries for Business, è a livello internazionale, il mercato che le aziende produttrici di olio d’oliva dovrebbero più tenere in considerazione. Secondo l’international Olive Council, infatti, le importazioni di olio d’oliva in Canada sono letteralmente esplose, a partire dal 2005, in particolare per quanto riguarda gli oli d’oliva extra-vergini.”Sono in costante aumento I consumatori canadesi che acquistano oli extravergini di oliva di alta qualità, – conferma Karen Rapp di Toronto, componente della giuria del Canada IOOC – i concorsi come il CIOOC aiutano ad aumentare la consapevolezza dei consumatori ed il riconoscimento del prodotto di qualità oltre che ad aprire le porte del mercato canadese ai produttori internazionali.” “Trovare olio d’oliva di qualità – sottolinea Emily Lycopolus da Victoria, sommelier di olio d’oliva (livello 2) e componente della giuria del Canada IOOC – in Canada è spesso impegnativo, il CIOOC aumenta la credibilità dei marchi, permettendo ai produttori di distinguersi sugli scaffali e aumenta la fiducia dei consumatori. Questo concorso rappresenta per i produttori una eccezionale opportunità, in termini di visibilità, nell’attuale panorama internazionale delle competizioni di olio d’oliva”. Completano la giuria, alcuni componenti internazionali, come l’israeliano Ehud Soriano del Kibbutz Magal, un consulente ed esperto certificato dall’Università di Jaén. Il Canada IOOC accoglie con favore la partecipazione di qualsiasi olio extravergine di oliva standardizzato di alta qualità venduto nei negozi al dettaglio, proveniente da qualsiasi parte del mondo, purché sia prodotto con olive raccolte nell’anno di raccolta 2020-21. In una degustazione organolettica ‘al buio’, gli esperti giudicheranno la qualità dell’olio d’oliva utilizzando una scheda di valutazione basata su quella ideata da Mario Solinas dell’international Olive Council. In contemporanea sarà giudicato anche il packaging dell’olio d’oliva. La registrazione al Canada IOOC 2021 è aperta fino al 30 aprile e saranno considerati validi i campioni pervenuti a Montreal entro le ore 17:00 del 10 maggio. Maggiori informazioni e il modulo di iscrizione sono disponibili sul sito ufficiale dell concorso: http://www.canadaiooc.com

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Four Conversations on a Changing World Between Canada and Italy

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 23 settembre 2020

Sep 23, 2020 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) The ongoing global pandemic is forcing us to rethink the word VOID, that we all experienced with the lockdown and the social distancing – an empty space in our homes and cities, but also a feeling of unhappiness because someone or something is missing. Instead of filling the void, we’d like to explore the positive and generative possibilities of new forms of the empty space with Davide Pizzigoni, architect, scenographer and artist, author of The shape of the empty space, and Bruce Kuwabara, one of Canada’s leading architects, founding partner of KPMB Architects, in conversation with moderator Francesca Molteni.

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Nord America: insolvenze di nuovo in crescita in USA e Canada

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 10 febbraio 2020

Tornano a crescere, dopo quasi un decennio di flessione, i livelli d’insolvenza negli USA, che dovrebbero attestarsi su un +4% quest’anno. A questo fa da corollario un generale rallentamento della performance economica statunitense, che continua a gravare su esportazioni e investimenti, cui si aggiunge la vulnerabilità delle economie canadese e messicana, all’interno di un contesto commerciale volatile ed incerto. E’ questo in sintesi lo scenario delineato dal “Rapporto Paese Atradius – Paesi del Nord America – Febbraio 2020” che evidenza una crescente sfiducia delle imprese statunitensi, a causa di una compressione dei profitti data dai maggiori costi di importazione e dai minori investimenti e di un debito societario in crescita che, unito ad un deterioramento del merito creditizio delle aziende, sarebbe alle base del peggioramento delle insolvenze confermato per quest’anno. L’analisi condotta da Atradius evidenzia tra l’altro che, nonostante i segnali di ottimismo relativi alla politica commerciale in Nord America, che proseguono dalla firma dell’accordo USMCA, continuano alcune vulnerabilità che tengono sotto pressione la crescita economica della regione.In Canada, frena la crescita del PIL (dal +1,7% nel 2019 al +1,4% nel 2020) a causa del rallentamento dell’economia statunitense che colpisce soprattutto le esportazioni dal Canada verso gli Stati Uniti, principale mercato di destinazione dell’export canadese (75%). In Messico, si prevede un miglioramento del PIL al +1% nel 2020 dopo la stagnazione del 2019, ma persiste una minore fiducia delle imprese e una contrazione degli investimenti privati, dovuti in parte alle precedenti tensioni con gli USA in tema di immigrazione. Tuttavia, il quadro di sintesi per il Paese è positivo e un deterioramento dell’economia sembra ad oggi improbabile grazie ai fondamentali solidi e alla sostenibilità del debito messicano.Atradius è un gruppo assicurativo globale nel settore dell’assicurazione del credito, cauzioni, recupero crediti ed informazioni commerciali, con una presenza strategica in oltre 50 Paesi. I prodotti offerti da Atradius proteggono le imprese nel mondo dal rischio di mancato pagamento associato alla vendita di beni e servizi a credito. Atradius fa parte del Grupo Catalana Occidente (GCO.MC), uno dei principali assicuratori in Spagna ed uno dei maggiori assicuratori a livello mondiale. Maggiori informazioni presso https://group.atradius.com

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Elanco Sells Victoria, PEI, Canada R&D Facility to The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 28 dicembre 2019

Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) has signed an agreement to sell its Victoria, Prince Edward Island (PEI) aqua research and development facility to The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada, a leading aquaculture R&D and contract research services company with an established presence in PEI. The site was added to the Elanco footprint as part of the Novartis acquisition in 2015, and a source of innovative products and solutions to some of the industry’s greatest needs. Elanco will shift this important capability into its other existing R&D facilities.
“We are extremely grateful for the efforts, hard work and all contributions everyone at the Victoria R&D facility has made to the Elanco pipeline and the industry,” said Aaron Schacht, executive vice president of Innovation, Regulatory and Business Development at Elanco. “We are equally pleased to reach an outcome that keeps the site operational in the Victoria community with a group that values furthering the future of aquaculture.”John Buchanan, CEO of CATC, commented, “We are excited to continue to grow our aquaculture health and nutrition research services business in PEI, and have great plans for use of the facility.”In September, Elanco announced its decision to seek a buyer for the Victoria R&D site. Aquaculture and the company’s Charlottetown manufacturing facility continue to be a key component of Elanco’s growth, as evidenced by the company’s workforce expansion and capital investments at the site over the past two years.Today’s development is another step in Elanco’s journey to build an agile, stand-alone animal health company. These efforts build on the company’s productivity agenda, driving margin expansion through enhanced efficiency.The transaction is expected to close at the beginning of the first quarter in 2020. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Evident Partner to Improve Patient Outcomes in Canada

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 28 dicembre 2019

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Evident, a member of the CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI) family of companies and a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) systems and services, today announced that Sunnybrook and CPSI have signed definitive agreements to create a first-of-its-kind, Canadian-made Hospital Information System (HIS) solution. This announcement follows the letter of intent signed by the parties this past May. The combination of Sunnycare, Sunnybrook’s clinical workflow solution, and the Evident EHR platform will deliver a cost-effective alternative for managing hospital information and improving patient outcomes.
Development of the new solution will take place in their newly created Canadian Healthcare Innovation Centre, located in Toronto. The Innovation Centre will be a place for the companies to come together to plan, build, test, and develop on an ongoing basis, as well as share best practices and leverage other future partner organization’s collective strengths to enhance the delivery of healthcare in Canada. “This partnership is a win-win for the companies, as well as the patients and their providers across Canada,” said Boyd Douglas, president and chief executive officer of CPSI. “Combining our deep experiences, leadership and talent is a great advantage, as we work toward our shared goal of bringing this unique and competitive offering to the Canadian market in 2020 and beyond.”

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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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