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2013-07-30 12:28:12

NEW YORK, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bernstein Liebhard LLP is investigating whether the Board of Directors of Health Management Associates, Inc. ("HMA" or the "Company") (NYSE: HMA) breached its fiduciary duty to its shareholders in agreeing to sell HMA to Community Health Systems, Inc. ("CHS") (NYSE: CYH). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120202/MM47134LOGO) Under the terms of the agreement, HMA shareholders will receive $10.50 per share in cash plus 0.06942 of a...

2013-07-18 20:22:40

NEW YORK, July 18, 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, said today that it intends to deliver a written consent to HMA on July 19 to begin the democratic process of electing the nominees set forth as the Fresh Alternative to replace the sitting HMA Board of Directors. In preparation for their potential Board service, the Fresh Alternative...

2013-07-09 08:29:50

NEW YORK, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Glenview Capital Management LLC, which owns 14.6% of the common stock of Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE: HMA), confirms that HMA has fixed the record date for Glenview's consent solicitation as July 18, 2013. Shareholders of record on this date will then have the opportunity to choose whether to replace sitting HMA directors with the nine nominees set forth as the Fresh Alternative. Glenview wants to remind all shareholders that any...

2013-07-08 12:22:14

DENVER, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Excergy Corporation, the emerging leader for consulting and systems integration to the utility and government sectors, announced today that the company was selected by Halifax Water to perform an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Technology Assessment and Feasibility Study. The Excergy team brings unparalleled knowledge and experience in water utility AMI, as well as industry-leading expertise in sustainability, strategic planning,...

2013-06-21 08:22:58

ParticipACTION celebrates summer solstice with the Longest Day of Play TORONTO, June 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Today is the official start of summer, and ParticipACTION is using the longest day of the year to remind families of the importance of active play.  Active play has been on the decline for the past 50 years, with almost half (46 per cent) of Canadian children only getting three hours or less each week. As a response to this decline, ParticipACTION is calling all families to...

2013-05-21 04:21:01

Active Healthy Kids Canada Releases 2013 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth TORONTO, May 21, 2013 /CNW/ - With a steady rise in the use of the car, and a strong decline in kids getting to and from school and after school activities on their own steam, we have to ask ourselves: are we driving our kids to unhealthy habits? The 2013 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, released today, reports that many Canadian...

2013-05-09 08:30:30

TORONTO, May 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Two innovative companies have provided generous gifts to the CNIB community that will help improve accessibility for Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. Montreal-based HumanWare, which was recently awarded CNIB's 2013 Winston Gordon Award of Excellence in Accessible Technology for their Victor Reader Stream, is donating 25 of the award-winning devices to CNIB to distribute among children who are CNIB Library clients who could not otherwise afford...

2013-04-08 12:23:54

In c3257 disseminated today at 07:00e, please note that an error occurred in the 6th paragraph, which should read "...but only 15 per cent of Canadian adults are getting enough physical activity." not "...but only 19 per cent of Canadian adults are getting enough physical activity:. Corrected copy follows: Desk-side push-ups acceptable in the workplace, say Canadians ParticipACTION celebrates its second annual Sneak It In Week to get Canadians moving TORONTO, April 8, 2013 /CNW/...

2013-04-08 08:24:53

ParticipACTION celebrates its second annual Sneak It In Week to get Canadians moving TORONTO, April 8, 2013 /CNW/ - A recent survey commissioned by ParticipACTION has revealed that now is the time to embrace physical activity in the workplace. While only 11 per cent of Canadians participate in desk-side exercise, 64 per cent said they see it as an acceptable workplace habit. ParticipACTION's second annual Sneak It In Week, which starts on April 8, 2013, encourages Canadian adults...

2013-03-19 12:27:56

OTTAWA, March 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Health Canada and France's Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) signed a new framework cooperation agreement on January 15, 2013. This agreement reinforces the long-standing relations between the two agencies and follows the cooperation agreement signed in July 2008. Information sharing on a range of health issues increases the authorities' ability to respond to emerging issues. Through this agreement, both...