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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Launch Houseplant, A Lifestyle Brand Rooted In Cannabis

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 5:00pm

LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Houseplant , a lifestyle brand rooted in cannabis founded by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, today announced its launch in the United States.

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  • LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Houseplant , a lifestyle brand rooted in cannabis founded by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, today announced its launch in the United States.
  • "Houseplant was born out of our love and passion for cannabis, design and art," said Rogen.
  • "Evan and I also recognize that our lifelong dream of starting a cannabis lifestyle brand like Houseplant comes with a commitment to changing the unjust and racist cannabis laws that still exist in today's society.
  • Founded by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Michael Mohr, James Weaver, and Alex McAtee, Houseplant is a lifestyle brand rooted in cannabis that creates and curates thoughtful design-led, innovative products.

Slinger Bag Enters into Partnership with Peter Burwash International

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 1:00pm

Landmark global agreement reached with Peter Burwash International to feature Slinger Bag's innovative sports technology across its prestigious tennis resort portfolio

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  • Peter Burwash International is renowned for its management of the tennis operations at many of the top hotels, resorts and clubs around the world.
  • Slinger Bag is lightweight, wheeled like a trolley bag, and easily transported in the trunk of the smallest saloon or sedan car.
  • "Slinger Bag is truly honored to have the endorsement of such a prestigious and established tennis organisation as Peter Burwash International."
  • The Slinger Bag is available to order now - to find out more about Slinger Bag, visit https://slingerbag.com .

Malcolm Gladwell to headline SocialChorus' Attune Digital Employee Experience Summit

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 8:17pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --SocialChorus, creator of the FirstUp digital employee experience platform, has announced that author, journalist and culture analyst Malcom Gladwell will be the keynote speaker for the company's first annual Attune Digital Employee Experience Summit.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --SocialChorus, creator of the FirstUp digital employee experience platform, has announced that author, journalist and culture analyst Malcom Gladwell will be the keynote speaker for the company's first annual Attune Digital Employee Experience Summit.
  • When it comes to reexamining how people, cultures and companies work, there's no one more compelling than Malcolm Gladwell.
  • "Although it's more challenging, it's more important than ever to provide a modern, intuitive digital employee experience that enables both desk and frontline workers.
  • SocialChorus is the creator of FirstUp, the platform that makes the digital employee experience work for every worker.

Creativity hasn't paused: Round 5 of the MVP Project recognizes talented emerging artists across Canada

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 1:00pm

2020 was a tumultuous year for the music industry, particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic upending traditional ways of showing support for artists.

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  • 2020 was a tumultuous year for the music industry, particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic upending traditional ways of showing support for artists.
  • As industry disruptions persist, the MVP Project continues to provide critical support to Canada's emerging artists at a time when they need it most.
  • "The support of MVP Project is invaluable to me, especially in the light of COVID-19 drastically limiting opportunities for musicians around Canada and the world," said Toronto-based rapper and producer, and MVP Project Round 5 recipient, Cadence Weapon.
  • "With each round of the MVP Project, music fans are exposed to talented emerging Canadian artists who inspire us with their creativity and ingenuity, and that hasn't paused during the pandemic," said Matt McGlynn, Vice-President, Brand Marketing, RBC.

Public Opinion and Experts Agree: the Time to Regulate Social Media Has Arrived

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 5:30am

A Social Media Council to serve as an accessible forum in reducing harms and improving democratic expression on the internet.

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  • A Social Media Council to serve as an accessible forum in reducing harms and improving democratic expression on the internet.
  • A world-leading transparency regime to provide the flow of necessary information to the regulator and Social Media Council.
  • And that public institutions representing a public interest must step up on behalf of the victims of the deluge and the sanctity of our democracy.
  • Edward Greenspon, President and CEO of Public Policy Forum
    The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., C.C., Former Chief Justice of Canada

Jaspreet Singh Joins Bounteous Executive Team As Chief Strategy & Insights Officer

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 3:13pm

Bounteous , a fast-growing digital experience consultancy, today announced the appointment of Jaspreet Singh to the newly-created role of Chief Strategy & Insights Officer.

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  • Bounteous , a fast-growing digital experience consultancy, today announced the appointment of Jaspreet Singh to the newly-created role of Chief Strategy & Insights Officer.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210119005708/en/
    Jaspreet Singh joins the Bounteous executive team as Chief Strategy & Insights Officer.
  • I am excited for Jaspreet to join our team and lead our Strategy & Insights practice, said Keith Schwartz, co-founder and CEO of Bounteous.
  • Chris Westall, SVP, Strategy at Bounteous, added, Jaspreet embodies the core of everything we look for in a leader at Bounteous.

Call for entries: Landsberg Award celebrates journalist championing women's equality issues

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 2:15pm

The award, which comes with a $5,000 prize, is named after Michele Landsberg to acknowledge her tremendous impact as an advocate and role model.

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  • The award, which comes with a $5,000 prize, is named after Michele Landsberg to acknowledge her tremendous impact as an advocate and role model.
  • "The Landsberg focuses a blazing hot light on issues that affect women and girls," says Sally Armstrong, journalist, human rights activist, author and jury chair.
  • Established to increase women's voices and awareness of women's issues, this award recognizes a working journaliststaff or freelancedoing exceptional research, analysis and reporting through a gender lens about women's issues.
  • "Their work remains essential to uncovering the full impactof the COVID-19 pandemic on equality and makes the Landsberg Award more relevant than ever."

Introducing the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize Jury

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 1:00pm

TORONTO, Jan. 19, 2021 /CNW/ -Elana Rabinovitch, Executive Director of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, today announced the five-member jury panel for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

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  • TORONTO, Jan. 19, 2021 /CNW/ -Elana Rabinovitch, Executive Director of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, today announced the five-member jury panel for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
  • The 2021 jury members are:
    Award winning Canadian authors Megan Gail Coles, Zalika Reid-Benta (jury chair) and Joshua Whitehead, Malaysian writer and Whitbread and Commonwealth award winner, Tash Aw and American author and winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize, Joshua Ferris.
  • Frying Plantain was shortlisted for the 2020 Toronto Book Awards, the 2020 Trillium Book Award and longlisted for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
  • For all listeners, Audible.ca has a dedicated Scotiabank Giller Prize page for easy discovery of some of Canada's most exciting literary voices.

Satellite Healthcare Names Industry Veteran Jeffrey Goffman as CEO

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 6:00pm

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Satellite Healthcare, the leading nonprofit dialysis provider, today announced Jeffrey Goffman will be its next CEO, effective January 2, 2021.

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  • SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Satellite Healthcare, the leading nonprofit dialysis provider, today announced Jeffrey Goffman will be its next CEO, effective January 2, 2021.
  • Goffman brings nearly 30 years of health care industry leadership to Satellite, with expertise in physician practice management, large healthcare system joint ventures, ancillary services and value-based care models.
  • We are pleased to welcome Jeffrey Goffman as our next CEO, an industry veteran who understands the importance of expanding access to critical care services like dialysis, said Christobel Selecky, chair of the Satellite Healthcare Board of Directors.
  • Prior to Satellite, Goffman served as CEO of Integrated Oncology Network for more than a decade.

Stella-Jones Announces Appointment to Board of Directors

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 4:00pm

MONTREAL, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stella-Jones Inc. (TSX: SJ) (Stella-Jones or the Company) today announced the appointment of Ms. Anne Giardini to its Board of Directors.

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  • MONTREAL, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stella-Jones Inc. (TSX: SJ) (Stella-Jones or the Company) today announced the appointment of Ms. Anne Giardini to its Board of Directors.
  • Ms. Giardini joins Stella-Jones Board following a distinguished career in the forests products industry.
  • We are delighted to welcome Anne to the Stella-Jones Board of Directors, said Katherine Lehman, Chair of the Board.
  • Ms. Giardinis appointment is effective January 1, 2021 and brings the total number of Board members to ten.