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KSL Biomedical, Inc. Announces Expansion to Canada with Acquisition of Pulse Scientific

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 1:03pm

KSL Biomedical, Inc., developers of novel diagnostic and therapeutic applications for immunology, oncology, virology, and genomics, announces expansion into Canada with the acquisition of Pulse Scientific, Inc. a diagnostic products manufacturer and distributor of medical, laboratory and research products located in Toronto.

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  • KSL Biomedical, Inc., developers of novel diagnostic and therapeutic applications for immunology, oncology, virology, and genomics, announces expansion into Canada with the acquisition of Pulse Scientific, Inc. a diagnostic products manufacturer and distributor of medical, laboratory and research products located in Toronto.
  • With the incorporation of KSL Biomedical Canada, Inc., and the acquisition of Pulse Scientific, KSL extends its international base for product distribution and laboratory sales, positioning the company to merge additional technology, business lines, and acquisition targets in Burlington, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and beyond.
  • "It is an exciting opportunity for Pulse Scientific to be part of a vibrant and forward-thinking organization like KSL.
  • I personally will be able to contribute in sales and marketing efforts with rewarding experiences, said Allen Chan, President of Pulse Scientific.

JUMP Global Technology Advisors And IronNet Launch Strategic Initiative To Protect The Entertainment Industry From Cyber Attacks

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 12:45pm

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --JUMP Global Technology Advisors (GTA), an information technology procurement services company, and IronNet, Inc., an innovative leader transforming cybersecurity through Collective Defense, are excited to announce a collaborative initiative to defend the entertainment industry from cyberattacks.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --JUMP Global Technology Advisors (GTA), an information technology procurement services company, and IronNet, Inc., an innovative leader transforming cybersecurity through Collective Defense, are excited to announce a collaborative initiative to defend the entertainment industry from cyberattacks.
  • The goal is to empower the entertainment industry to defend as a unified front to prevent harmful and difficult-to-detect threats from hackers, organized cybercriminal groups, and nation-state adversaries.
  • I am pleased to be part of the JUMP GTA and IronNet initiative to deliver Collective Defense to this crucial sector," said Maj. General (Ret.)
  • JUMP Global Technology Advisors is an information technology procurement services company co-founded by long time Entertainment executive Aric Ackerman and retired Super Bowl Champion Walter Thurmond III.

CAPREIT Acquires Landmark Downtown Toronto Property

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 10:30pm

TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAPREIT) (TSX:CAR.UN) announced today that it has acquired Tower Hill East, a superior-quality, luxury apartment building on St. Clair Avenue West in downtown Toronto, the sister to CAPREITs flagship property The Thomas.

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  • TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAPREIT) (TSX:CAR.UN) announced today that it has acquired Tower Hill East, a superior-quality, luxury apartment building on St. Clair Avenue West in downtown Toronto, the sister to CAPREITs flagship property The Thomas.
  • Located close to The Thomas, the purchase positions CAPREIT with a second iconic property in Torontos prestigious Forest Hill community.
  • The property was acquired for $110.0 million, with CAPREIT assuming a $34.0 million mortgage bearing a 1.93% interest rate maturing on December 1, 2021.
  • We are very proud to bring this prestigious downtown Toronto property into the CAPREIT family.

Ontario Superior Court Certifies National Class Action Against Aviva Insurance Company of Canada for COVID-19 Related Business Interruption Insurance

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 5:42pm

Toronto, ON, Sept. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On September 10, 2021, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice certified a $300 million Canada-wide class action against Aviva Insurance Company of Canada ("Aviva") on behalf of policyholders who suffered business interruption losses as a result of COVID-19.

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  • Toronto, ON, Sept. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On September 10, 2021, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice certified a $300 million Canada-wide class action against Aviva Insurance Company of Canada ("Aviva") on behalf of policyholders who suffered business interruption losses as a result of COVID-19.
  • Aviva denied coverage to policyholders on the basis that the policies do not provide cover for global pandemics.
  • There are approximately 28,000 small and large businesses across Canada that purchased the relevant Aviva policy.
  • With the class action certified, the case will now proceed to a determination on the merits by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Thunderbird Entertainment’s Great Pacific Media Announces Production is Underway on New Lifestyle Series Gut Job Starring Sebastian Clovis

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 2:00pm

Gut Job (8x60) will see the return of fan-favourite Canadian contractor Sebastian Clovis from the popular lifestyle series $ave My Reno.

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  • Gut Job (8x60) will see the return of fan-favourite Canadian contractor Sebastian Clovis from the popular lifestyle series $ave My Reno.
  • Gut Job will air on HGTV Canada in 2022, and casting is underway in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
  • We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Corus and Sebastian Clovis, which started over six years ago, with an exciting new series called Gut Job, said David Way, president, Great Pacific Media.
  • Gut Job was born from Clovis years of coaching homeowners through all types of housing and renovation issues.

Revolutionary Metaverse play-to-earn project driven by blockchain technology

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:46pm

LONDON, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanilla Network is a part of the existing team behind Sin City, and has partnered with Vulcan Forged to help develop the game, using state of the art virtual reality technology. In addition to this, the platform will be built on Matic Network, a Vanilla Network partner, allowing high speed & low cost transactions. Existing assets from Vanilla Network, such as the head-to-head social betting game will be ported over to Sin City.

Key Points: 
  • Existing assets from Vanilla Network, such as the head-to-head social betting game will be ported over to Sin City.
  • Leveraging Vanilla Networks 2,000 + strong community and influencers who are avid gamblers and gamers, it's the perfect recipe for success.
  • Powered by Blockchain technology, the Metaverse will allow users to create, experience and monetize virtual reality content and applications within self-contained economies that not only mimic real-world interactions, but also have real-world applications.
  • Metaverse explorers will be able to build and commit various crimes to become the ultimate KingPin.

Revolutionary Metaverse play-to-earn project driven by blockchain technology

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:43pm

LONDON, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanilla Network is a part of the existing team behind Sin City, and has partnered with Vulcan Forged to help develop the game, using state of the art virtual reality technology. In addition to this, the platform will be built on Matic Network, a Vanilla Network partner, allowing high speed & low cost transactions. Existing assets from Vanilla Network, such as the head-to-head social betting game will be ported over to Sin City.

Key Points: 
  • Existing assets from Vanilla Network, such as the head-to-head social betting game will be ported over to Sin City.
  • Leveraging Vanilla Networks 2,000 + strong community and influencers who are avid gamblers and gamers, it's the perfect recipe for success.
  • Powered by Blockchain technology, the Metaverse will allow users to create, experience and monetize virtual reality content and applications within self-contained economies that not only mimic real-world interactions, but also have real-world applications.
  • Metaverse explorers will be able to build and commit various crimes to become the ultimate KingPin.

Villa Charities Announces Winners of 2021 Scholarship Program

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 3:00pm

The second year of the Villa Charities Scholarship Program was launched in February 2021 and is available to students of any heritage who help further Villa Charities mission of enriching lives through experiences and services that honour Italian culture and heritage.

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  • The second year of the Villa Charities Scholarship Program was launched in February 2021 and is available to students of any heritage who help further Villa Charities mission of enriching lives through experiences and services that honour Italian culture and heritage.
  • I am thrilled that the second year of our scholarship program has been so successful, said Marco DeVuono, President and CEO, Villa Charities Inc. Each of the 2021 scholarship recipients exemplifies the importance of their heritage and how it aligns with Villa Charities mission.
  • Four students will receive The Villa Charities Renzo Pillon Memorial Scholarship and eight students will be the recipient of the Villa Charities Culinary Scholarship, supported in part by The Food Dudes.
  • For more information about the Villa Charities Scholarship Program, please visit villacharities.com/scholarships or contact Natasha Fieldman, Director of Development, Villa Charities Foundation at 416-789-7011, ext.

Cedar Fair Wins Two Golden Ticket Awards For 2021

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 9:35pm

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and immersive entertainment, today announced it has earned two honors in Amusement Todays annual Golden Ticket Awards (GTA).

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  • Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and immersive entertainment, today announced it has earned two honors in Amusement Todays annual Golden Ticket Awards (GTA).
  • The awards are calculated from an international poll conducted by Amusement Today, an Arlington, Texas-based publication that covers amusement and water park news and trends.
  • A total of 26 rides, attractions and events throughout Cedar Fairs portfolio of amusement parks and water parks were recognized by the GTA in 2021.
  • Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world, is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio.

Villa Charities Inc. Appoints Marco DeVuono President and CEO

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 3:00pm

TORONTO, Sept. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Villa Charities Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Marco DeVuono to the position of President and CEO, effective immediately.

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  • TORONTO, Sept. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Villa Charities Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Marco DeVuono to the position of President and CEO, effective immediately.
  • Mr. DeVuono joined Villa Charities as Chief Financial Officer in March 2017 and has been instrumental in the companys success and growth during his tenure.
  • I am honoured to accept this new leadership position and to further advance Villa Charities strategic priorities, with a focus on the pillars of community, fundraising and stewardship, says Marco DeVuono.
  • Each of these organizations is an integral part of the Villa Charities family with separate legal status and its own governance Board.