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Year-to-date new home sales in the GTA up 25 per cent over 10-year average

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 11:00am

Total June new home sales, with 3,860 units sold, were 4 per cent above the 10-year average.

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  • Total June new home sales, with 3,860 units sold, were 4 per cent above the 10-year average.
  • Condominium apartments, including units in low, medium and high-rise buildings, stacked townhouses and loft units, accounted for 2,775 new home sales in June, which was 13 per cent above the 10-year average.
  • Sales of new single-family homes, including detached, linked, and semi-detached houses and townhouses (excluding stacked townhouses), with 1,085 units sold in June, were 14 per cent below the 10-year average.
  • The benchmark price for new single-family homes was $1,405,597, which was up 23.1 per cent over the last 12 months.

Kraken Resources II Receives $400 Million Equity Commitment

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 4:00pm

Kraken Resources II, LLC (Kraken II or the Company) is pleased to announce it has received an equity commitment in excess of $400 million from funds managed by Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. (Kayne Anderson), including Kayne Anderson Energy Fund VIII, L.P. (KAEF VIII) and Kayne Private Energy Income Fund II, L.P. (KPEIF II) along with Kraken IIs management team.

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  • Kraken Resources II, LLC (Kraken II or the Company) is pleased to announce it has received an equity commitment in excess of $400 million from funds managed by Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. (Kayne Anderson), including Kayne Anderson Energy Fund VIII, L.P. (KAEF VIII) and Kayne Private Energy Income Fund II, L.P. (KPEIF II) along with Kraken IIs management team.
  • The Company will target assets that have a significant existing production component and a multi-year inventory of development locations the Kraken II team can exploit.
  • The Kraken II management team is led by Bruce Larsen, President and CEO, and Brad Suddarth, Executive Vice President and CFO.
  • Mr. Larsen and Mr. Suddarth currently lead Kraken Resources, LLC (Kraken I), an existing portfolio company of certain funds managed by Kayne Anderson.

Rush Bowls Continues Rapid Expansion Plan as Demand Grows

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 11:19pm

In the next six months, Rush Bowls is expected to open 10 new locations in Nebraska, Louisiana, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Illinois, and Virginia.

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  • In the next six months, Rush Bowls is expected to open 10 new locations in Nebraska, Louisiana, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Illinois, and Virginia.
  • "We could not be happier to share the magic of Rush Bowls and connect with more people."
  • As the demand for healthy food that is great on the go continues to increase, Rush Bowls has maintained their top spot by continuing to innovate based on trends and lifestyle changes.
  • For more information on Rush Bowls', visit www.rushbowls.com , and for more information on the brand's franchise opportunity, visit www.franchise.rushbowls.com .

Pylon Appoints New CIO to Lead Global Enterprise Team

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 3:00pm

As CIO at Pylon, Piedra will lead the global enterprise team in establishing IT strategies to ensure an infrastructure that is both scalable and reliable, while aligning technology-based solutions that deliver meaningful impact to the business.

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  • As CIO at Pylon, Piedra will lead the global enterprise team in establishing IT strategies to ensure an infrastructure that is both scalable and reliable, while aligning technology-based solutions that deliver meaningful impact to the business.
  • Piedra joins Pylon with more than 20 years of extensive IT experience.
  • "As an experienced and successful IT professional, Harry brings a unique skill set to Pylon and we are excited to welcome him to the team," said Mike Fretwell, President of Pylon.
  • "His considerable domestic and international experience in IT security and enterprise resource planning will be advantageous to Pylon as we continue to grow."

Aqua Security Appoints Matt Richards as Chief Marketing Officer

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 1:00pm

BOSTON, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Aqua Security , the pure-play cloud native security leader, today appointed Matt Richards as Chief Marketing Officer.

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  • BOSTON, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Aqua Security , the pure-play cloud native security leader, today appointed Matt Richards as Chief Marketing Officer.
  • "Matt brings the deep-rooted experience in cloud technologies and in building high-growth businesses that will help take Aqua to the next level," said Dror Davidoff, Aqua co-founder and CEO.
  • "We are at a unique moment where Aqua is leading the rapidly growing cloud native security market.
  • Aqua Security is the largest pure-play cloud native security company, providing customers the freedom to innovate and run their businesses with minimal friction.

2CELLOS Announce New Album, Dedicated, Celebrating Their 10th Anniversary, Available September 17th - Preorder Now

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 1:14pm

Available for preorder now , Dedicated celebrates the group's momentous 10-year-anniversary, the album's namesake an apt nod to 2CELLOS' continued dedication to each other, their fans, the instrument and their signature playing style.

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  • Available for preorder now , Dedicated celebrates the group's momentous 10-year-anniversary, the album's namesake an apt nod to 2CELLOS' continued dedication to each other, their fans, the instrument and their signature playing style.
  • The group will also make their long-awaited return to the stage in support of the new album, kicking off their 2022 U.S.
  • "You look back on all you've done so far and which direction you want to take for the future.
  • 2CELLOS are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, and are working hard to continue reaching new stratospheres.

Teriyaki Madness Arrives in Canada with New Store in Alberta

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 3:00pm

Teriyaki Madness will open in Lethbridge, Alberta on July 22, marking the Canadian debut of the border-bustin', rice-bowlin', spicy, sassy bada** brand.

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  • Teriyaki Madness will open in Lethbridge, Alberta on July 22, marking the Canadian debut of the border-bustin', rice-bowlin', spicy, sassy bada** brand.
  • By the end of this year, Teriyaki Madness will have added another 4550 open shops throughout North America and another 50 new franchisees to its system.
  • The Lethbridge Teriyaki Madness is the first of two locations planned for Alberta.
  • One day, while on a day trip to Great Falls, Montana with his family, Thakur happened upon a Teriyaki Madness shop for lunch.

Music Icon Patti Labelle Reminds Adults: It's Time To Get Screened For Cancer

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 2:00pm

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Two-time Grammy award winner and "Godmother of Soul" Patti LaBelle is encouraging adults not to delay potentially lifesaving cancer screenings.

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  • WASHINGTON, July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Two-time Grammy award winner and "Godmother of Soul" Patti LaBelle is encouraging adults not to delay potentially lifesaving cancer screenings.
  • "I've learned timing is everything in life and right now, it's time to take control of your health," said LaBelle.
  • "I know what it's like to lose loved ones far too early to cancer.
  • The mission of COA is to ensure that cancer patients receive quality, affordable, and accessible cancer care in their own communities.

GENESIS Announces Hiring of Seasoned Retail Marketing Leader Kevin Shelhamer as New Managing Director

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 1:00pm

GENESIS, creator of the APP>LESS and IMPULSE digital platforms, is proud to announce the hiring of Kevin Shelhamer as the companys new Managing Director, based in Chicago.

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  • GENESIS, creator of the APP>LESS and IMPULSE digital platforms, is proud to announce the hiring of Kevin Shelhamer as the companys new Managing Director, based in Chicago.
  • Mr. Shelhamer will be responsible for GENESIS operations, creative capacities, and new business development across the United States.
  • Working alongside GENESIS creative development and customer leaders, Mr. Shelhamer will be charged with expanding the companys presence in the Midwest.
  • I am proud to join GENESIS and admire its reputation, its passion for innovation, and vision for whats next, said Mr. Shelhamer.

Blackline Safety’s G7 EXO wins gold at international design awards

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 2:17pm

Blackline Safety Corp. (TSX: BLN), a global leader of hardware-enabled software as a service (SaaS) technology, today announced its G7 EXO area gas monitor won gold at INT Designs 2021 GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN awards.

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  • Blackline Safety Corp. (TSX: BLN), a global leader of hardware-enabled software as a service (SaaS) technology, today announced its G7 EXO area gas monitor won gold at INT Designs 2021 GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN awards.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210721005599/en/
    Blackline Safety's G7 EXO is the world's first direct-to-cloud area gas monitor with integrated 4G cellular connectivity.
  • It is a pleasure to collaborate with the Blackline team to create enclosures that embody their amazing technology, said Alain Poirier, Senior Designer, Advanta Design.
  • About Blackline Safety: Blackline Safety is a global connected safety leader that helps to ensure every worker gets their job done and returns home safe each day.