CEO’s video series boosts morale, engagement

Down in a basement at a Hamilton Health Sciences hospital, a long-term employee worked in a lab just across the hall from the Medical Device Reprocessing Department.

But she had never learned about what happened behind the doors of the neighboring department until CEO Rob MacIsaac filmed a video there.

„I’ve worked here for 13 years, and before I saw that I had no idea what they did beyond those doors,” she told digital communications lead Scott Levely.

Her reaction illustrates why the video series „Teach Rob Your Job” has been popular with executives, communicators and employees alike at the seven-hospital group serving south-central Ontario.

Communications records video as the top dog learns about the daily jobs of individual specialists and others. This allows staffers find out about each others’ work and helps create dual-purpose content—in addition to being shared internally, it’s also placed on an outward-facing platform of Vimeo.

„It’s turned into a bit of a cross-hospital and cross-discipline education tool so people better understand what others in the hospital are doing,” Levely says.

In one recent video, MacIsaac learned about cardiac surgery. In another, he explored transfusion medicine. In the most recent video, he delved into what volunteers were up to at the hospital group.

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Rob learns about our volunteers at HHS from Hamilton Health Sciences on Vimeo.

The video series was born of an awareness shared by many organizations, particularly ones that have expanded or merged. Often there is a gap between execs and frontline staff members, and geographically isolated organizations especially experience that phenomenon.

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Countering the ‚watered-down brand’

Hamilton Health Sciences has merged with several hospital groups over the years, Levely says, and „with that amalgamation comes a bit of a watered-down brand or a lack of identity.” Workers tend to identify with their individual hospital („I work for Juravinski„) rather than the brand.

MacIsaac sought to counter that impression as the greater organization emphasized that all its hospitals provide the same level of care and patient experience. The videos are helping close feelings of disconnection to the greater brand, Levely says.

„It’s creating a stronger brand, that consistent experience . . . regardless of where you’re located in the city,” he says.

Hamilton Health Sciences is a significant presence in Ontario. It reportedly boasts the province’s largest hospital workforce, with more than 15,000 staff, physicians and volunteers. The group is also ranked as one of Canada’s top five research hospitals, with more than 2,000 specialists conducting research in over 1,500 centers across 86 countries worldwide, Levely says.

Hospitals are filled with inspiring stories, and MacIsaac finds them in a number of videos. One is titled, „Rob visits our tiniest patients in the NICU,” and takes the boss into a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Rather than deliver a corporate message, he’s there to learn.

„This is Erin. She was born at 32 weeks, so pretty premature,” a nurse tells MacIsaac.

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Rob visits our tiniest patients in the NICU from Hamilton Health Sciences on Vimeo.

Each video ends with a moment of reflection from MacIsaac. In the video of the premature infants, he says the unit is „trying to, as much as possible, create those special moments that every parent wants to have with their child. I think it NICU is something we can all be really proud of at Hamilton Health Sciences.”

Another video, titled, „Rob Learns About Occupational Therapy,” offers the CEO a chance to salute the specialists who provide rehabilitation therapy for patients who use wheelchairs or are otherwise in need of care.

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Rob Learns About Occupational Therapy from Hamilton Health Sciences on Vimeo.

He also learns the role of clinical managers and pays a visit to prosthetics.

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Rob visits Prosthetics & Orthotics at Chedoke from Hamilton Health Sciences on Vimeo.

A culture of pride

In the OT video, MacIsaac says one big takeaway „is how extensively occupational therapists are involved in all of our patient populations from the smallest baby through to folks . . . who are at the very other end of their lives. They play such a key role here at Hamilton Health Sciences.”

Levely says the videos help build a culture of pride and heighten the perception that the chief executive is accessible. Because of the series, he can walk into any hospital and be recognized by employees.

„He likes it because it breaks down the barriers that exist between the front lines and the CEO,” he says. „People watch these videos and they feel like they know him a little bit. It’s a lot easier to approach the guy and say hi when you pass him in the hallway because you know who he is.”

There is no screening process for staffers who’d like a turn as a video star. Levely says anyone can request that MacIsaac drop by for an interview. By not hand-picking those who participate, it builds a sense of genuineness in the communications.

Says Levely, „It’s the way that we provide care to our community, and the experience our community has when they’re interacting with us.”

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Golden Star Enters into Financing Facility

TORONTO, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Golden Star Resources Ltd. (NYSE MKT: GSS; TSX: GSC; GSE: GSR) (“Golden Star” or the “Company”) announces that its subsidiary, Golden Star (Wassa) Limited (“GSWL”), has signed a commitment letter for a $25 million secured loan facility (the “Facility”) with Ecobank Ghana Limited (“Ecobank”).

GSWL has twelve months from the date of the commitment letter to drawdown the Facility, if it wishes to do so, and the Facility will be repayable within 60 months of initial drawdown. There are no early prepayment penalties. Interest on amounts drawn under the Facility would be payable monthly at three month LIBOR plus a spread of 8.0% payable in arrears.

The Company anticipates that any drawdowns from the Facility would be used for general working capital purposes.

Sam Coetzer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Star, commented:

“Arranging this financing facility is another building block in Golden Star’s transition into a low risk, mid-tier gold producer. We are continuing to strengthen the Company on all fronts and ensuring we have access to low cost capital in advance of any such need is part of this process.”

All monetary amounts refer to United States dollars unless otherwise indicated.

Company Profile

Golden Star is an established gold mining company that owns and operates the Wassa and Prestea mines situated on the prolific Ashanti Gold Belt in Ghana, West Africa. Listed on the NYSE MKT, the TSX, and the GSE, Golden Star is strategically focused on increasing operating margins and cash flow through the development of its two high grade, low cost underground mines both in conjunction with existing open pit operations. The Wassa Underground Gold Mine commenced commercial production in January 2017 and the Prestea Underground Gold Mine is expected to achieve commercial production in mid-2017. Gold production in 2017 is expected to be 255,000-280,000 ounces with cash operating costs of $780-860 per ounce.

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Chris Carswell’s “Gonna Be” Creating Soothing Atmosphere with its Rhythm

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High Pressure Pump Market – Manufacturers across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Reviewed


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KAMAT

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URACA

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8 Russia

9 China

10 Japan

11 India

12 Korea

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14 Australia

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16 Middle East

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2.5.2 High Pressure Pump Market Share of Top 3 and Top 5 Manufacturers

2.5.3 Mergers & Acquisitions, Expansion

3 High Pressure Pump Market Sales, Revenue (Value) by Countries, Type and Application (2012-2017)

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4.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors

4.1.2 High Pressure Pump Product Types, Application and Specification

4.1.2.1 Type 1

4.1.2.2 Type 2

4.1.3 Interpump Group High Pressure Pump Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)

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Debate on the future of Europe: President Juncker held a Citizens’ Dialogue in Malta

As part of a series of debates and dialogues taking place across the Union on the future of Europe, President Jean-Claude Juncker participated in a Citizens’ Dialogue yesterday in Malta, together with Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat, as well as Commissioner Karmenu Vella. He answered questions from participants on a wide range issues from the foreign policy of the Union, to agriculture, the Juncker Plan and the fight against terrorism. Discussing with participants the opportunities the EU offers and how the Union should develop in the years to come, the President underlined that „we have to show that we are able to deliver”. President Juncker reiterated the Commission’s commitment to the Paris Climate deal, underlining that Europe remains proud to be a world leader in the fight against climate change, whilst others step away from their commitments. Asked about what the EU can do to make its citizens feel safe, President Juncker replied „I do think that the European Union as a concept, as a construction, as a history is a guarantee against war and a guarantee for peace”. Speaking of the opening of the Brexit negotiations, President Juncker declared that citizens must come first: „It is citizens first – those Europeans living in the UK and the British people living in other countries of the European Union”. The Citizens’ Dialogue also covered the upcoming proposal on the European Pillar of Social Rights, which the European Commission is set to present in April.  A recording of President Juncker’s Citizens’ Dialogue is available here. Continuing his visit to Malta today, President Juncker will address the plenary of the EPP Congress (+/- 12:45 CET) and his speech will be broadcast live on EbS. (For more information: Margaritis Schinas – Tel.: +32 229 60524; Mina Andreeva – Tel.: +32 229 91382; Natasha Bertaud – Tel.: +32 229 67456)

 

U-Multirank 2017: les établissements d’enseignement supérieur de l’UE obtiennent de bons résultats dans les domaines de la mobilité et de l’internationalisation

La quatrième édition du classement universitaire U-Multirank, qui regroupe près de 1 500 universités installées dans 99 pays, a été publiée aujourd’hui. U-Multirank, financé par le programme Erasmus+ de l’UE et lancé par la Commission européenne, est le premier classement mondial permettant aux utilisateurs de comparer facilement les performances des universités de manière multidimensionnelle. Il permet également aux utilisateurs de développer leur classement personnalisé en sélectionnant des indicateurs en fonction de leurs besoins. Les universités peuvent être classées selon leurs performances dans la recherche, l’enseignement et l’apprentissage, le transfert de connaissances, l’orientation internationale et l’engagement régional. Tels sont certains des facteurs que la Commission cherchera à renforcer dans son projet sur la modernisation de l’enseignement supérieur, qui sera présenté plus tard cette année. Selon l’édition 2017 de U-Multirank, la plus importante jamais réalisée jusqu’ici, plus de la moitié des universités de l’UE obtiennent les meilleurs scores en matière de mobilité des étudiants, la moitié attirent aussi du personnel académique international et environ 70% se distinguent en participant à des publications conjointes internationales. Plus d’informations sont disponibles ici. (Pour plus d’informations: Nathalie Vandystadt – Tél. +32 229 67083 ; Inga Höglund Tél. +32 229 50698)

 

Commission report shows potential of Ecological Focus Areas on EU farms to improve biodiversity

Farmland set aside as ecological focus areas helps improve biodiversity and supports eco-systems services, according to a European Commission report on the first two years since the introduction of ecological focus areas (EFAs) as part of the last reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The report shows that EFAs, introduced in the rules governing direct payments to farmers in 2013, can contribute to addressing the impact of some farming practices on the environment by bringing potential positive effects for biodiversity and for soil, water and climate. According to the rules on EFAs, farmers with arable land above 15 hectares must ensure that at least 5% of this land is an ecological focus area. In 2015, 10% of the land under the obligation was declared as EFA, and data for 2016 shows very similar results. More information is available in a news item online. (For more information: Daniel Rosario – Tel.: + 32 229 56185; Clémence Robin- Tel.: +32 229 52509)

State aid: Commission clears Latvian export-credit insurance scheme

The European Commission has found that the Latvian short-term export-credit scheme is in line with EU state aid rules, and in particular with the 2012 Short-term export-credit Communication. The Commission concluded in particular that the kind of insurance cover provided by the scheme to exporters established in Latvia is unavailable in the private market. There is a lack of insurance coverage for small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) with a small export turnover; and for single export transactions (i.e. on a transaction-by-transaction basis as compared to insuring the entire export portfolio of a company) for a duration of one half to two years. This is because private insurers are less interested in this type of transactions. In this context, the Latvian scheme allows the State to cover risks of single export transactions and risks incurred by SMEs with a small export turnover. The scheme is authorised until 31 December 2022. More information will be available on the Commission’s competition website, in the public case register under the reference SA.47233. (For more information: Ricardo Cardoso – Tel.: +32 229 80100; Yizhou Ren – Tel.: +32 229 94889)

 

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Italian logistics assets by SEGRO and PSPIB

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of joint control over three logistics warehouses in Italy by SEGRO plc („SEGRO”) of the UK and Public Sector Pension Investment Board („PSPIB”) of Canada, via their joint venture SEGRO European Logistics Partnership S.a.r.l. („SELP”) of Luxembourg. Two of the logistic warehouses are located in Bologna and one in Piacenza. SEGRO is a real estate investment trust that owns, manages and develops modern warehousing, light industrial and data centre properties. PSPIB invests the pension plans of the Canadian public sector in a diversified global portfolio including stocks, bonds, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and natural resources. The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns because of its very limited impact on the market structure. The transaction was examined under the simplified merger review procedure. More information is available on the Commission’s competition website, in the public case register under the case number M.8419. (For more information: Ricardo Cardoso – Tel.: +32 229 80100; Maria Tsoni – Tel.: +32 229 90526)

 

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Xella by Lone Star

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of sole control over the Xella group by Lone Star. Xella is a diversified building materials group headquartered in Germany. Lone Star is a global private equity firm from the US. Lone Star also controls Forterra, a UK building materials company. The Commission concluded that the acquisition would raise no competition concerns because of the limited increment brought by the transaction and the presence of other competitors in the markets in question. The operation was examined under the normal merger review procedure. More information will be available on the Commission’s competition website, in the public case register under the case number M.8341. (For more information: Ricardo Cardoso – Tel.: +32 229 80100; Maria Tsoni – Tel.: +32 229 90526)

Concentrations: la Commission autorise l’acquisition d’un ensemble immobilier allemand par Amundi Immobilier et Malakoff Médéric

La Commission européenne a approuvé, en vertu du règlement européen sur les concentrations, l’acquisition du contrôle conjoint de l’entreprise TAS Kapstadtring 2 GmbH basée en Allemagne par l’entreprise Amundi Immobilier S.A. et le groupe Malakoff Médéric, tous deux basés en France. TAS Kapstadtring est propriétaire d’un ensemble immobilier, comprenant un immeuble de bureaux, situé à Hambourg, en Allemagne. Amundi Immobilier est actif dans le secteur de la gestion d’actifs immobiliers alors que Malakoff Médéric exerce ses activités dans le secteur de la protection sociale complémentaire. La Commission a conclu que l’opération envisagée ne soulèverait pas de problème concurrentiel compte tenu de son impact très limité sur la structure du marché. L’opération a été examinée dans le cadre de la procédure simplifiée du contrôle des concentrations. De plus amples informations sont disponibles sur le site internet concurrence de la Commission, dans le registre public des affaires sous le numéro d’affaire M.8370. (Pour plus d’informations: Ricardo Cardoso – Tel.: +32 229 80100; Maria Tsoni – Tel.: +32 229 90526)

 

PIB par habitant en 2015 dans 276 régions de l’UE – quatre régions situées à plus du double de la moyenne de l’UE

En 2015, exprimé en standards de pouvoir d’achat, le PIB régional par habitant oscillait entre un peu moins de 30% de la moyenne de l’Union européenne (UE) dans la région bulgare de Severozapaden et 580% de cette moyenne dans la région d’Inner London – West au Royaume-Uni. Cette information est extraite des données publiées par Eurostat, l’office statistique de l’Union européenne. Un communiqué de presse est disponible ici. (Pour plus d’informations: Anna-Kaisa Itkonen – Tel.: +32 229 56186; Sophie Dupin de Saint-Cyr – Tél.: +32 229 56169)

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First Vice-President Timmermans in Madrid to meet Prime Minister Rajoy and Foreign Minister Dastis and participate in Citizens Dialogue and Parliamentary Committee

On 30-31 March, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans travels to Madrid for a series of meetings and a Citizens’ Dialogue. The First Vice-President will be received on Thursday by Ms Ana Pastor, President of the Congress of Deputies, before appearing at the Joint Committee for the EU of the Spanish Parliament. At 19:30 on Thursday he will deliver the 13th Carlos de Amberes Commemorative Lecture at the Carlos de Amberes Foundation, followed by a meeting with Mr Alfonso Dastis, Minister of Foreign Affairs and State Secretary for the EU. On Friday, First Vice-President Timmermans participates in a Citizens Dialogue with students of Madrid Complutense University at 11:00, which will be live-streamed here. The First Vice-President will conclude his visit by meeting with Mr Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain.(For more information: Natasha Bertaud – Tel.: +32 229 67456; Tim McPhie – Tel.: +32 229 58602)

 

Digital Single Market and collaborative economy in focus on Vice-President Ansip’s visit to Ljubljana

Vice-President for Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip will visit Ljubljana, Slovenia, tomorrow for a number of meetings on digital progress and the collaborative economy. The Vice-President will meet Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar and hold a working lunch with Minister of Public Administration, Boris Koprivnikar, discussing Slovenian progress in various digital fields, e-government, e-privacy, cybersecurity, digitisation of the SMEs and data economy. He will also visit the National Assembly and present the progress made on the Commission’s Digital Single Market strategy to the parliamentary committees on the EU Affairs and Economy. Moreover, he will talk with the Members of Parliament about the collaborative economy, e-commerce and geo-blocking. Vice-President Ansip will hold a welcome speech at a collaborative economy conference organised by the Commission in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Administration and the Slovenian Press Agency (STA) and meet the local startup community. The Vice-President’s speech will be uploaded here tomorrow morning; real time updates from the visit can be followed on @Ansip_EU. (For more information: Nathalie Vandystadt – Tel. +32 229 67083; Inga Höglund – Tel. +32 229 50698)

 

Energy Union tour: Vice-President Šefčovič in Sweden for political talks and project visits

From 30-31 March, Vice-President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič will bring the Energy Union Tour to Sweden. Among others, he will be meeting with the Swedish Energy Minister Ibrahim Baylan, representatives of the Parliament’s Industry Committee and the Haga Initiative, a network of companies committed to reduce their climate emissions by 40% by 2020. The objective will be to discuss the implementation of the 2030 energy and climate framework, Energy Union governance (including the preparation of the National Energy and Climate Plans) and the Commission’s Clean Energy for All Europeans package presented in November last year. Energy Union Vice-President Šefčovič said: “It is a pleasure for me to once again visit Sweden, a Member State well advanced in the energy transition and a strong supporter of our Energy Union project. The visit is a unique opportunity for me to discuss with a broad range of stakeholders the benefits the Energy Union brings to Sweden, and to see what the energy transition means in practice, both at national and local level. I am also curious to see which fresh ideas the Swedish youngsters of the University of Umeå will bring to the table. After all, the Energy Union is first and foremost a project for and driven by Europe’s citizens”. Tomorrow, on 31 March, Vice-President Šefčovič will hold a Citizen’s Dialogue with students of the University of Umeå on „Energising Europe”, focussing on the sustainable production of electricity and its importance for the smart specialisation in the Swedish region of Västerbotten. He will further visit the smart city of Umeå in an ultrafast rechargeable electric buses awarded with the CIVITAS award of technical innovation. Finally, Vice-President Šefčovič will discuss bioeconomy and the role of North Sweden’s forestry in climate change with stakeoholders from the region of Västerbotten. More information on Energy Union is available here. (For more information: Anna-Kaisa Itkonen – Tel. +32 229 56186 – Nicole Bockstaller – Tel.: +32 229 52589)

Commissioners Malmström and Crețu debate EU trade and cohesion policies with social partners and civil society

Trade and cohesion policies feature high on the agenda of the plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the EU advisory body which comprises workers’ and employers’ organisations and other interest groups, bridging the EU and civil society. In the first debate of the plenary session, Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström outlined the EU’s progressive and ambitious trade policy agenda, telling the Committee that „there has never been a more important time to defend openness, to shape globalisation, to engage with the world and project our values”. This debate comes at an important moment, when the Commission is negotiating trade agreements with important partners such as Japan, Mexico, and the Mercosur countries. The Commissioner highlighted the implementation of sustainable development provisions in trade agreements, and mentioned in particular the EU-Canada trade agreement, known as CETA. This deal promotes EU standards and includes legally binding commitments to ensure trade does not happen at the expense of the protection of social rights or the environment. The Commissioner also stressed the Commission’s determination to ensure that trade is not only free, but fair and rules-based, emphasising the crippling cost of distortions and dumping to the European economy. The discussion on trade was followed by a separate debate on the EU’s cohesion policy post 2020 with Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu. More details about the plenary session are available here. The full speech of Commissioner Malmström is available here. (For more information: Daniel Rosario – Tel.: + 32 229 56185; Axel Fougner – Tel.: +32 229 57276)

European Commission reinforcing its commitment to sustainable development

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica is at the United Nations Office in Geneva today, where he will hold an Executive Briefing on the European Union’s approach to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SGDs, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, were agreed by the international community in 2015, as a universal and comprehensive Framework for action. Commissioner Mimica said: „The European Union, alongside our partners, was a driving force for high ambition for the 2030 Agenda. As a result we have a universal, global framework for achieving sustainable development, and ending poverty once and for all. But we cannot stop here. Our main challenge now is to ensure that we maintain the momentum. And that we turn the rhetoric into results.” Commissioner Mimica presented to the UN Membership the proposals made by the European Commission in November 2016, which incorporate the 2030 Agenda and the SGDs in its policies. Commissioner Mimica also presented the „External Investment Plan”, which will help to catalyse private sector investment in partner countries, to contribute to sustainable economic growth and financing for development.” (For more information: Carlos Martín Ruiz de Gordejuela – Tel.: + 32 229 65322; Christina Wunder – Tel.: + 32 229 92256)

Commission appoints members to advisory group on ethics in science and new technologies

The European Commission has today appointed 15 high-calibre experts on natural and social sciences and humanities, philosophy, ethics and law to the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE). The Group will advise the Commission on all areas of science and technology policy which involve ethical, societal and fundamental rights issues. The appointments follow the decision by President Juncker and Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, to have a dedicated group of experts to provide independent ethical advice. The Group will report to the President and to the College of Commissioners as a whole, and is placed under the direct responsibility of Commissioner Moedas. Commissioner Moedas said: „Innovation is driving rapid changes and it is our responsibility to ensure that developments are for the good of humanity. The wellbeing of future generations will be determined by the ethical considerations we apply to our policies today. That is why I am delighted that the renewed European Group on Ethics is up and running. The fifteen exceptional men and women appointed today will be an important support to a Commission that seeks to address the major societal challenges for the benefit of all citizens.” For more information on the list of members and the mandate of the EGE, see here. (For more information: Lucia Caudet – Tel.: + 32 229 56182; Mirna Talko – Tel.: +32 229 87278; Maud Noyon – Tel.: +32 229 80379)

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2017 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – March 30, 2017) – Canadian Immigrant magazine has opened the online voting phase for its ninth annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards. This coveted award recognizes and celebrates the untold stories of Canadian immigrants who have made a significant contribution to Canada — all the more poignant this year as we celebrate Canada 150. The award program is proudly supported by title sponsor RBC Royal Bank. The public can now vote for up to three of their favourite finalists online at www.canadianimmigrant.ca/rbctop25 until May 22, 2017.

Our past winners have been examples of true nation builders, from entrepreneurs to artists, academics, community volunteers, sports heroes, philanthropists, inventors and visionaries, from across Canada. Their reasons, circumstances and timing for coming to Canada are as varied as their backgrounds — some fled strife in their home countries, while others chose to gain higher education; some arrived as young children, while others arrived as adults with only a few hundred dollars in their pocket.

No matter their roots, each of the winners’ stories shares a common thread: an individual rose to a challenge and used that opportunity to make Canada a better place for all. This year is no different.

„At a time when Canada’s position as a global leader in diversity and immigration is more important than ever, these awards are a symbol of what Canada is about. It is a country that has been shaped by immigration, from early settlers to today’s modern immigrants,” says Margaret Jetelina, editor of Canadian Immigrant. „We are so pleased to provide such positive examples of immigrants and their contributions to their adopted land.”

The hundreds of nominations received were reviewed by a judging panel composed of past winners. The entries were narrowed to a shortlist of 75 finalists who represent diverse ethnic communities, cities and industries across Canada.

„The RBC Top 25 Immigrant Awards celebrate the unique and diverse makeup of Canada by profiling some truly inspirational newcomers who themselves have made their mark in Canada,” said Ivy Chiu, Senior Director, Cultural Markets, RBC. „The voting period is now open online, and we welcome you to cast your vote to recognize the determination and courage from Canada’s newcomers, including a new opportunity to recognize an exemplary youth newcomer, too. So many newcomers are worthy of the spotlight, and we’re excited to shine a light on the 25 who have made a positive impact in our communities.”

For the third year, title sponsor RBC will also recognize one of the 25 winners who demonstrate excellence in business with the RBC Entrepreneur Award. In honour of Canada’s 150th, we are also introducing the Youth Award which will recognize the achievements of immigrant youth (between ages 15 and 30) who are making a difference in their adopted country through achievement and/or service, and show great potential in further building this nation demonstrating that when we invest in youth great things can happen. Similar to our RBC Entrepreneur Award, the Youth Award will be an additional honour given to one of the RBC Top 25 winners. No separate votes are required.

The award winners will be announced on June 27, 2017. They will be recognized on www.canadianimmigrant.ca and in Canadian Immigrant magazine. Each winner will also receive a commemorative plaque and $500 toward a charity of their choice provided by RBC. This year’s media partners are the Toronto Star, Metro Newspaper, CBC Toronto, Sing Tao and South Asian Focus.

About Canadian Immigrant and canadianimmigrant.ca

Attracting more than 400,000 readers each month and over 100,000 visitors every month online, Canadian Immigrant is distributed in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary and helps new Canadians build a successful life and home in Canada. Our mandate to arrive, succeed and inspire — provides content for newcomers looking for information on careers, education and settling-in to culture and business. Our website, canadianimmigrant.ca, offers daily editorial, forums, tools and resources to help newcomers across Canada. Canadian Immigrant is a division of Metroland Media Group Limited, a dynamic media company with more than 100 community and daily newspapers in print and online, as well as innovative websites including wheels.ca, goldbook.ca, flyerland.ca, Travelalerts.ca and localwork.ca.

ABOUT RBC

Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 35 other countries. For more information, please visit http://www.rbc.com/.‎

RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. For more information please see: http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/.

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Treadmill for Home Use Market Share, Growth by Top Company, Region, Application, Driver, Trends & Forecasts by 2022

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Children Anti Toe Walker Boot Market is Expected to Grow Fast by 2017 – 2026

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Children anti-toe walker boot market is dependent on several factors. The change in the mentality of the parents is playing a crucial part in the development of the children anti-toe walker boot market. Parents are aware and sensitised about this disease, and they are combating this disease with proper steps. Trends have shown that parents and doctors prefer children anti-toe walker boots for treatment rather than surgeries as this is safe and it cures easily. There are minimal side effects of this treatment, and it is cost effective in comparison to other costly means of treatments. The market of children anti-toe walker boot is expanding as the population affected by toe walking is swelling every day. Overall boom in the healthcare equipment industry is also playing a crucial role in the development of this market. Several new players are pumping in money in the healthcare equipment segment. Emerging startups are also cementing the base of the healthcare equipment market. This fast changing scene of the healthcare market is likely to stretch the periphery of the Children Anti Toe Walker boot market.

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Soft Star Shoes, The Good Feet Store, TheFootWorksStore, Bail’s Custom are some of the suppliers of the children anti-toe walker boots.

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Extended Partnership with Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines set to become leading carrier for Thomas Cook Belgium under plans to expand existing partnership

 

 

●   Thomas Cook Belgium intends to use Brussels Airlines for the majority of its flight requirements

●    All 160 pilots and cabin crew, all flight slots, and two aircraft of Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium expected to transfer to Brussels Airlines on completion

 

Thomas Cook Belgium and Brussels Airlines today announce the intention to widen their existing partnership in a deal that will make Brussels Airlines the leading carrier for Thomas Cook Belgium. Under the terms of the proposal, Brussels Airlines will fly the majority of Thomas Cook’s customers, offering them a wider choice of destinations, flights and departure days.  Subject to completion of the deal, the operations of Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium (TCAB), Thomas Cook’s in-house airline which currently serves the Belgian market, will be absorbed into Brussels Airlines.

 

The proposed deal will result in the transfer of all 160 pilots and cabin crew, all flight slots and two aircraft from TCAB to Brussels Airlines. TCAB’s remaining three aircraft will be redeployed across the wider Thomas Cook Group while 40 ground staff roles with TCAB would be made redundant. A collective consultation process has been initiated with TCAB’s workers’ council and TCAB is committed to working constructively with them to find a successful resolution. As a result of this expanded partnership, Thomas Cook Belgium  would cease using TCAB flights from November 2017.

 

The proposal builds upon a successful 15-year working relationship between Thomas Cook Belgium and Brussels Airlines, opening up further growth opportunities and enabling both companies to manage aircraft and personnel more efficiently and effectively.

 

In addition to giving Belgian customers the choice of more departure days and an expanded number of flights, the two companies will work together to assess the opportunity to launch new long-distance flights to sun and beach destinations in North America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia over the next three years.

 

Jan Dekeyser, Managing Director of Thomas Cook Belgium, said: „Today’s announcement is great news for Belgian holidaymakers. By extending our successful partnership with Brussels Airlines, Thomas Cook Belgium will offer customers from Neckermann, Thomas Cook and Pegase 20% more flights to some of the most popular sun and beach destinations. Across our brands, we will work together with Brussels Airlines to offer a tailor-made travel experience and build the most attractive holiday offering for Belgian consumers. Our extended partnership is consistent with Thomas Cook Group’s strategy as we develop closer relationships with selected third parties to work with us to support profitable growth.”

 

Bernard Gustin, Chief Executive of Brussels Airlines, said: „The combination of Brussels Airlines’ network and expertise with Thomas Cook’s holiday business will further improve the customer offer of Brussels Airlines. On completion, Brussels Airlines will double its sun and beach destinations to 51 with the addition of Cape Verde, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Egypt as brand new destinations on the flight schedule. We feel very optimistic about the opportunities for further expansion as we grow our business to the benefit of both customers and the Belgian economy.”

 

The deal is subject to consultation with the Belgian workers’ council and regulatory approvals. 

 

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About Thomas Cook Belgium

Thomas Cook Belgium (TCB), with brands Neckermann, Thomas Cook, and Pegase, is one of the leading companies in the Belgian tourism industry, making the holiday dreams of over 1 million guests come true every year. TCB is a part of Thomas Cook Group plc, one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups with sales of £7.8 billion in the year ended 30 September 2016. Thomas Cook is supported by 22,000 employees, operates from 16 source markets and is number one or two (by revenue) in all its core markets. Thomas Cook Group plc’s shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange (TCG).

 

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About Brussels Airlines
 

Brussels Airlines, member of the Lufthansa Group and Star Alliance, is the Belgian airline that offers the widest choice of flights to and from the capital of Europe, Brussels Airport. The company has more than 3,500 employees and 50 aircraft operating some 300 flights daily, connecting the Capital of Europe to over 100 premium European and African destinations as well as New York JFK, Washington D.C. and Toronto. Brussels Airlines was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

 

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Riassunto: Il progetto per lo sviluppo congiunto Chugai – A*STAR per l’anticorpo anti-virus della dengue è stato selezionato come beneficiario di un finanziamento da parte del GHIT Fund

TOKYO e SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:4519) e the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore (A*STAR), hanno annunciato oggi che un progetto di ricerca congiunto tra Chugai e A*STAR per l’anticorpo dell’anti-virus della dengue è stato selezionato come beneficiario di un finanziamento da parte del Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund). Chugai e A*STAR sono impegnati in questa ricerca congiunta dal 2015.

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