NACO Western Regional Angel Summit. Details Monday, May 29, 2017 Winnipeg, Manitoba Join us at our 2nd annual Western Regional Angel Summit to engage local Angels as well as Angel Investors from other parts of Canada and the U.S. that share similar experiences.
This is a unique opportunity to network and learn from your Angel colleagues, right in your backyard. Create greater connectivity in the Angel investor community Build new relationships while strengthening existing ones Enjoy networking opportunities and share best practices Develop a higher level of knowledge and skill from the NACO Academy investor education program Showcase the Winnipeg innovation community Agenda. Ace Hardware to close distribution center - News - The Progress-Index - Petersburg, VA. About 280 jobs to be affected when facility closes next year By Michael Buettner Staff Writer PRINCE GEORGE – Ace Hardware plans to close its facility here next year as part of a company-wide restructuring of its distribution network.
The Oak Brook, Ill. -based company said it will open a new, 1.1 million square foot “retail support center” early next year in Fredericksburg, Pa., near Harrisburg, to serve Ace retail stores in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Ebola: Mapping the outbreak. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March 2014, and rapidly became the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976.
In fact, the epidemic killed five times more than all other known Ebola outbreaks combined. More than 21 months on from the first confirmed case recorded on 23 March 2014, 11,315 people have been reported as having died from the disease in six countries; Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, the US and Mali. The total number of reported cases is about 28,637. But on 13 January, 2016, the World Health Organisation declared the last of the countries affected, Liberia, to be Ebola-free. 4,809 Liberia 3,955 Sierra Leone 2,536 Guinea 8 Nigeria. Ebola drug narrowly missed threshold to prove effectiveness.
T the height of the Ebola crisis in West Africa, an experimental drug produced in tobacco plants appeared to help save the lives of a few people who were infected, including some American aid workers.
But in the midst of the outbreak, scientists were not sure if the treatment truly worked. Findings published Wednesday of the first randomized, controlled trial of the treatment, ZMapp, don’t provide a definitive answer either, but they could provide scientists with crucial data to consider in the case of future outbreaks. The story of ‘the Canadian vaccine’ that beat back Ebola. Citizen reporter Elizabeth Payne travelled to Guinea to research the impact of the Canadian-developed Ebola vaccine, VSV-EBOV.
Her research was supported by a travel grant from the International Development Research Centre. The centre funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty and to drive large-scale positive change. CONAKRY, Guinea — When Alseny Conté’s wife developed a high fever and became sick in 2015, the farmer from Bouramaya, Guinea, became her caregiver. The 37-year-old spent days comforting her and cleaning up after her as she vomited blood and developed severe diarrhea — two markers of the dreaded Ebola virus. When her condition worsened, a desperate Conté put his wife on the back of his motorcycle and left their tiny village of 50 thatch-roofed homes. 10 Questions With Cam Battley - Cannabis Business Times. Slightly more than a month after Cam Battley assumed the executive vice president role at Aurora Cannabis Inc., the company announced plans to build an 800,000-square-foot cannabis production facility at the Edmonton International Airport in Alberta, Canada.
Aurora, which earned $9.9 million in calendar year 2016, expects to benefit from services available on site, including bonded warehousing, ground transportation access and air cargo connections across the country after construction is completed in the second half of this year. Production is expected to begin before the year’s end. The move is part of the company’s plans to meet rapidly growing demand driven by the medical market and pending legalization of recreational use in Canada. Infomart.ca. Manitoba Government, City of Winnipeg Promote Downtown Living with More Rental Units.
How FinTech is shaping the Insurance industry. Differentiate Customer expectations are changing.
These expectations are forcing incumbents to look for value propositions where experience, transaction efficiency and transparency are key elements. Self-directed solutions emerging among competitors will make differentiation a challenge, but an important one to overcome to be successful in the future. PersonalizeThe ability to access and capture remote risk data will help you develop a more granular view of the risk, thus enabling personalization. The telematics-based solution that enables pay-as-you-drive is one of the first models to emerge and is gaining momentum. Make the most of new data sourcesA key competitive advantage in the market will be the ability to make the most of new data sources to get a more detailed view of the risk. Outside the sectorTechnology advances outside the Insurance sector, in addition to social changes, will be the driving force behind innovation in insurance.
Global FinTech Report – Insurance at a glance, PwC Canada. EY Fintech Adoption Index - Canadian findings - EY - Canada. Exploring a new financial services landscape Driven by innovative startups and major technology players, the booming FinTech industry is capturing traditional market share by offering customers easy-to-use and compelling products and services.
We surveyed more than 10,000 digitally active people around the world, including more than 2,000 in Canada, to better understand the overall rate of FinTech adoption, which users are adopting which products, and the outlook for future usage. The FinTech phenomenon. FinTech products – financial services products developed by non-bank, non-insurance, online companies, are moving in on the traditional financial services landscape and their products and services are catching on.
For traditional financial services companies, including banks, insurers and wealth and asset management companies, the risk of disruption is real. Canadian adoption of fintech products set to triple in a year: report. TORONTO • Canadian adoption rates of financial services products developed by non-bank online firms, which operate under the umbrella of fintech, could triple in a year, according to a report Thursday from EY.
The consulting firm framed the results as a heads-up to banks, whose business is the primary target of disruptive fintech firms, but the expected increase is due, at least in part, to low awareness that has kept adoption rates low to this point. “Only 8.2 per cent of digitally active consumers in Canada have used at least two FinTech products within the last six months,” said Gregory Smith, a partner in EY’s financial services advisory practice. “This puts Canada’s behind five other countries surveyed, including the U.S. and the U.K.” He noted that the arrival in fintech is relatively recent in Canada, and said bankers in this country should not assume they will avoid the challenge from their newer rivals. Marijuana companies, soaring in stock market, may tap bonds next. Medical marijuana companies will likely tap the Canadian bond market to fund growth as investors become more comfortable with the industry and the federal government gets set to legalize the drug by next year.
“There would be an appetite for more traditional debt arrangements and, given that leading cannabis companies have significant assets now, this may be one direction that we see the market go in the future,” said Cam Battley, executive vice president of Aurora Cannabis Inc., a licensed marijuana producer in Mountain View County, Alberta. “I suspect we’re headed in that direction right now.” Canopy Growth Corporation Aurora Cannabis Inc Past year April 11, 2016 April 12, 2017. Canada's biggest marijuana company just made $300M acquisition. By Simon Casey and Jen Skerritt, Bloomberg Canopy Growth Corp., the largest company in Canada’s rapidly developing marijuana industry, agreed to buy competitor Mettrum Health Corp. for about C$430 million ($321 million) to expand production as the government moves toward legalization.
The all-stock deal values Mettrum at C$8.42 a share, the companies said Thursday in a statement, representing a 42 percent premium to Wednesday’s closing price. Marijuana companies rose in Toronto trading, extending huge gains this year, with Canopy’s shares quadrupling. Authorized Licensed Producers under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations. The map below shows all licences issued by Health Canada under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). Only producers who are authorized to produce and sell to the public may sell or provide dried marijuana, fresh marijuana, cannabis oil, or starting materials to eligible persons. List of Authorized Licensed Producers The tables below contain all licensed producers who have been issued a licence by Health Canada. Economy. Global Agricultural Inoculants market is expected to reach $525.4 million by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 9.6% from 2015-2022 - openPR.
Global Agricultural Inoculants market is estimated to be $269.1 million in 2015 and is expected to reach $525.4 million by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 9.6% from 2015-2022. One of the major trends which is propelling the market growth include rising demand for organic fertilizers in agricultural industry. Some of the factors that are fostering the market growth include more sponsorship by government agencies, growing advances in organic and environment friendly cultivation practices and growing cost of raw materials such as pesticides, fertilizers, insecticides and other raw materials.
However, the market is hampered by lack of awareness and physical constraints. Moreover, the future opportunity for the market mainly lies in Asia Pacific region.Request a sample copy of Report @ www.orbisresearch.com/contacts/request-sample/184844. Amaya selling stake in Innova Gaming Group lottery business - CalvinAyre.com. Canadian online gambling operator Amaya Gaming has announced plans to sell off its stake in its former lottery subsidiary business Innova Gaming Group. On Friday, Amaya announced that it had reached a support agreement with Canadian lottery services company Pollard Banknote Limited to sell Amaya’s 40.45% stake in the Innova Gaming Group to Pollard.
Pollard has agreed to make an all-cash offer of no less than C$2.10 per share for Amaya’s 8.18m shares of Innova, bringing Amaya’s potential payday to around C$17.2m (US $12.8m). Innova, which primarily provides technology to state and provincial lottery operations, was formed in 2015 when Amaya spun off its Diamond Game Enterprises subsidiary, part of Amaya’s wholesale divestiture of its B2B operations following the company’s 2014 acquisition of the Rational Group, the parent company of online poker giant PokerStars.
Innova was designed to hold all Diamond Game shares ahead of a public floatation on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Comments. “The Magic of Dabbawalas” – An interaction with Dr. Pawan Agarwal. The Mumbai Dabbawala is a 118 years old organization. It is engaged in the business of delivering ‘home made’ food to the working professionals at their respective offices. Best lesser known NYC attractions from Snug Harbor to BLDG 92. Prospect Capital Provides $150 Million in Financing to Support the Recapitalization of Arctic Glacier by H.I.G. Capital, Notching More Than $1.1 Billion in Originations to Date in Calendar Year 2013. Microsoft Ventures launches new fund for AI startups and backs Element AI incubator.
Microsoft Ventures today announced two steps that point to how the tech giant’s VC arm wants to get involved in artificial intelligence in a big way. Google Opens Montreal AI Lab in Global Race for Scarce Talent. Google is building a new artificial intelligence lab in Montreal dedicated to deep learning, a technology that’s rapidly reinventing not only Google but the rest of the internet’s biggest players. Tech giants rush to invest in Montreal artificial intelligence research lab - Montreal. WestJet forges crucial deal with pilots for long haul expansion, but unionisation threat looms large. WestJet flights to London prompt wave of complaints, compensation. On June 23, Kellie Power flew from Seattle to London, England, to get married. Enbridge Inc. and Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. Announce Close of $1.075-billion Sale of South Prairie Region Assets.
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 1, 2016) - Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB)(NYSE:ENB) ("Enbridge" or the "Company") together with Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (TSX:ENF) ("ENF") announced today that an affiliate of Enbridge Income Fund (the "Fund") has closed its previously announced sale of the Fund's South Prairie Region assets (the "Assets") to Tundra Energy Marketing Limited ("TEML") for $1.075 billion in cash. Airbus partnering with Newfoundland firm on fixed-wing search and rescue bid. Untitled. In the business world, Tom Hillman is known as a serial entrepreneur.
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Post-CWB 'adjustment' funding pledged for Churchill. CWB Wheat Shipments Through Churchill Hit 30-Year High. The Port of Churchill. Government must move ‘quickly’ on selecting new fighter jet, but plan remains in the air: Defence Minister. Lockheed may shift work from Canada if Ottawa snubs F-35 fighter jet. Lockheed Martin Says New F-35 Contract Talks in Final Stages. Tesla and Google Take Different Roads to Self-Driving Car. Bankingemail@example.com. Valeant's Walgreens Woes Have No Easy Fix - Bloomberg Gadfly. 403 Forbidden. GrowPros Signs Definitive Agreement in Collaboration With Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc., a Licensed Producer Under Canada's MMPR.
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The Dufresne Group acquires four Ashley stores in Toronto area. Ashley taps Mark Dufresne as CEO of global retail.