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2013-11-30 08:20:18

OTTAWA, Nov. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, I invite all Canadians to show their support for sport and physical activity by getting involved in RBC Sports Day in Canada. As our country's biggest celebration of sport, the day showcases sport at all levels, from our youngest fledgling sport participants to Canada's world-class athletes. This year, RBC has taken on the role as title sponsor of the event alongside other supporters including the Government of Canada, ParticipACTION, True...

2013-11-25 08:22:42

RBC Sports Day in Canada gives Canadians from coast-to-coast the opportunity to participate in sport TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - New research shows that 95 per cent of Canadians believe that sport promotes healthy and active living, yet only 13 per cent participate in sport on a regular basis and just six per cent choose to spend time playing sports or being physical active over other activities such as watching TV or surfing the internet when they have free time. The...

2013-10-28 20:24:22

VICTORIA, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Lloyd Mclean and Bob MacDonald of Pictou, N.S. are not your ordinary cycling enthusiasts. They just finished cycling over 8,260 km as part of an 85-day cross-Canada bicycle tour on behalf of blind cyclist, Craig Aucoin. The national ride raised awareness and funds for three major Canadian charities that helped transform Aucoin's life: CNIB, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind and YMCAs in Canada. The Craig Gives Back team concluded their journey at...

2013-10-22 12:28:28

MaRS client's device unique among low vision aids TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - MaRS client and Investment Accelerator Fund portfolio company eSight Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of eSight eyewear, the first intelligent eyewear that enables people with legal blindness or low vision to see. "eSight has enabled my daughter, Emma Rose, to actually see, something we never thought would be possible," said Jennifer-Anne Gibson. "Emma Rose has been legally...

2013-10-10 08:29:47

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - About 285 million people worldwide are living with vision loss. However, 80 per cent of vision loss is preventable or treatable - but we need the support of committed decision makers. Today is World Sight Day, an annual day of awareness to focus international attention on vision loss. Vision 2020 would like to mark the day by calling on governments to develop comprehensive strategies to reduce avoidable vision loss across the globe. "The...

2013-09-10 16:24:33

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - CNIB presented Frances Cutler with the Arthur Napier Magill Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of her outstanding accomplishment in service to Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, at the organization's Annual General Meeting held on September 7, 2013 at the CNIB Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Cutler has been an advisor to CNIB for thirty years at both the national and local level. The first woman with vision loss to serve as Chair...

2013-08-12 16:26:51

Glenview Thanks Fellow Shareholders for Supporting Efforts To Build Value, Quality and Culture NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Glenview Capital Management LLC, which owns 14.6% of the common stock of Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE: HMA) through affiliated investment funds, today issued the following statement: "Earlier today, Glenview submitted to the appropriate representatives of HMA documentation that a majority of shareholders have voted for the removal and replacement...

2013-08-01 12:29:16

To learn more, donate or fundraise, visit our website at craiggivesback.ca ST. JOHN'S, Aug. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - On Sunday, Aug. 4, blind cyclist Craig Aucoin is embarking on a ride of a lifetime; a journey he has been training for since August 2012. Departing in St. John's, N.L., Aucoin and his good friend and cycling partner, Lloyd McLean, will begin their 85-day, 8,200 km bicycle tour across the country. Their national ride will raise awareness and funds for three major...

2013-07-31 12:27:18

WAYNE, Pa., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan & Maniskas, LLP (www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/hma) is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of Health Management Associates Inc. ("HMA" or the "Company") (NYSE: HMA) concerning possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law related to the Company's efforts to sell the Company to Community Health Systems, Inc. in a transaction valued at $7.6 billion, including the assumption of approximately $3.7...

2013-07-30 16:24:04

Glenview Comments on HMA's Third Straight Earnings Miss, HMA's 31% Reduction of Earnings Guidance, HMA's Receipt of Four Additional Subpoenas and the Acquisition Proposal Made by Community Health Systems That Establishes a Floor Value for All HMA Shareholders NEW YORK, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Glenview Capital Management LLC, which owns 14.6% of the common stock of Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE: HMA) through affiliated investment funds, today confirms it will move...