The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui Opens, Capturing the Original Spirit of Thai Island Life 
KOH SAMUI, Thailand: Marking its first presence on the Eastern coast of Thailand, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is pleased to announce the newest addition to its collection of renowned global properties with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui. Read Full Story

Rep. Matsui Recognizes International Plasma Awareness Week
ANNAPOLIS, Md: The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) applauds Representative Doris Matsui (CA-6) for recognizing International Plasma Awareness Week (IPAW) with a statement in the Congressional Record noting these therapies "save and improve lives of individuals throughout the world [and] have significantly improved the quality of life, markedly improved patient outcomes, and extended the life expectancy of individuals with rare, chronic diseases and conditions." Read Full Story Offers Luxury Hotel Stays at Unbelievable Price
NEW DELHI: The festival season just got more luxurious., a portal known for making luxury hotel stay available for the mass business traveller, announced a special offer running till 14th October, 2017. Users can download the icanstay app on android or iOS, or visit to buy the open voucher at this special price. The special price vouchers can be redeemed anytime between 15th November, 2017 to 14th October, 2018 across partner hotels all over India. Read Full Story

Skittles Team Tricks Canadians with Treats this Halloween
TORONTO: Skittles brand kicks off Halloween early this year, on the spookiest of days, Friday the 13th. As Canadians start thinking of costume ideas and doubling down on decorations, the Skittles team will trick and treat their fans throughout October. Read Full Story

Otis' Smart, Connected Elevator Technologies Deliver Higher Level of Personalized Service
HONG KONG: Hundreds of guests witnessed how Otis transforms the elevator Industry at its Made to Move You Exhibition in Hong Kong on 12 October 2017. During the event, Otis debuted innovative building solutions for installation, maintenance and modernization. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Read Full Story

Vital commercial knowledge to drive the success of your cosmetics practice
SYDNEY: The Cosmetic Medicine industry is experiencing exponential growth. Australians are now spending about USD 1 billion a year on cosmetic surgery and treatments, and the industry is still growing rapidly. Read Full Story

Skal International to Bring Worldwide Tourism Event to Miami and Caribbean in 2019; First Global Support for Disaster Impacted Reg
HYDERABAD, India: Skal International, the global organization of travel and tourism leaders, has voted in its General Assembly, to bring its 2019 Skal World Congress to the Port of Miami, Mexico, and the Caribbean on a Royal Caribbean seven day cruise in September 2019. Read Full Story

Three Model Homes Named Finalists For The Denver MAME Awards
DENVER: Richmond American Homes of Colorado, Inc., a subsidiary of M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MDC), is excited to announce that three of its model homes have been named finalists for the Denver Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards, in the category of Best Interior Merchandising of a Model. Read Full Story

Canadians Give Voice to a Vision for Canada's Energy Future
WINNIPEG: Generation Energy has helped launch Canada on its way to a stronger economy, healthier communities and a more sustainable future for generations to come. Read Full Story

Creative Canada: Minister Joly Reiterates the Government's Vision for the future of Canada's Creative Industries at an Event in Toronto
TORONTO: Last month, the Honourable Melanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, launched Creative Canada: the Government of Canada's vision for the future of Canada's creative industries. Read Full Story

Government of Canada helps 80 Indigenous youth overcome barriers to employment
MILLBROOK, NS: Giving Canadian youth the tools they need to find and keep good jobs will help grow the middle class and strengthen our economy. Read Full Story

Ontario Science Centre celebrates Lake Ontario's beauty, ecology and majestic depths with community-created art installation DEEP BLUE
TORONTO: Fold, crease, repeat, complete! On Thursday, October 12, the Ontario Science Centre unveiled DEEP BLUE, a stunning, collaborative art installation comprised of more than 2000 origami swans, carp, bass, sturgeon and turtles, depicting the bathymetry of majestic Lake Ontario. Read Full Story

Glen-Gery Adds Three Unique Textures to Product Line
WYOMISSING, Pa: Glen-Gery has added three new unique textures to its product offering from the Hanley Plant in Summerville, Pennsylvania. The addition of Craftsman, Stone Rolled and Warble surfaces add textural variety to an already extensive line of architecturally focused products. Read Full Story

Voya Financial Honors Marietta, Georgia, Teacher with Third Place Voya Unsung Heroes Program Award
WINDSOR, Conn: Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), a leading provider of retirement plans for educators, announced today that Monica Alicea, an educational specialist at Cheatham Hill Elementary School in Marietta, Georgia, has received the third place prize in the company's national 2017 Voya Unsung Heroes awards competition. Read Full Story

The first edition of MEGA, an epic celebration of video game culture
MONTRÉAL: The first edition of MEGA (The Montreal Expo Gaming Arcade) video game fair will be held at Montreal's Bonsecours Market on November 18th and 19th and the event is sure to live up to its name. MEGA will welcome thousands of video game enthusiasts and curious novices from Montreal and beyond. Read Full Story

10th Magnitude Expands Presence in New York
CHICAGO: 10th Magnitude, the leading Microsoft Azure services firm in the U.S., announced today the appointment of Claudia Del Valle as the Business Development Manager and Jonathan Fernandez as the Senior Cloud Solution Architect in its New York office. Read Full Story

Government of Canada promotes innovation for economic growth and jobs in British Columbia and Canada
VANCOUVER: The Government of Canada is demonstrating its commitment to growing the economy and creating middle-class jobs for Canadians by moving forward with the Innovation Superclusters Initiative. The Initiative will leverage a federal investment of up to USD 950 million to generate public-private partnerships in innovative industries across the country. Read Full Story

Porsche Centre Rive-Sud celebrates its Grand Opening
ST-HUBERT, QC: Porsche Centre Rive-Sud celebrated its Grand Opening today, becoming the third point of sale and service location for the Porsche brand in the Greater Montreal Area. Read Full Story

The Canadian Housing Strategy should not be a smoke screen!
OTTAWA: A few hundred people coming from several regions of Quebec, as well as from Ontario, protested this afternoon on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa. The event is organized by the Front d'action populaire en reamenagement urbain (FRAPRU) and supported by the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP). Read Full Story

Bloomberg Law To Unveil New Cyber Insurance Practical Guidance At IAPP P.S.R Conference
ARLINGTON, Va: Bloomberg Law announced that it will introduce new practical guidance for understanding and obtaining cyber insurance at the Privacy. Security. Risk. (P.S.R.) 2017 conference hosted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) on October 16-18 in San Diego, California. Read Full Story

Sierra Leone First Lady and BEINGMATE Launch Donation Project for Africa Children
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone's First Lady, Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma and Chinese Company-BEINGMATE together launched a milk powder donation project to promote the development of women's and children's health in Africa. Read Full Story

Government of Canada invests in health system innovation in the Northwest Territories
YELLOWKNIFE: Delivering quality health services over long distances to small, isolated communities is an ongoing challenge for all of the territories. The Government of Canada is committed to improving the health services available to all Northerners. Read Full Story

Forbes Ranks PhosAgro Among World's Top-500 Best Employers
MOSCOW: The first ever Forbes Global 2000 - World's Best Employers ranking has named PhosAgro among the four Russian companies to place in the list's top 500, with PhosAgro taking the 468th spot . Read Full Story

'Radical Greengrocer' Volkert Engelsman Tops Sustainability List
WADDINXVEEN, the Netherlands: Volkert Engelsman, founding director of fresh organic importer and distributor Eosta, has been awarded top place in the annual Dutch Sustainability Top-100 list compiled by daily newspaper Trouw. Read Full Story

Improving working capital top of mind for over half of small business owners in Alberta: ATB Business Beat
EDMONTON: Fifty-six per cent of business owners said they are actively taking steps to improve their working capital, according to the latest issue of ATB Financial Business Beat. Read Full Story

Canadian company fined after pleading guilty to violations of air pollution thresholds
VANCOUVER: Canadians value clean air and a sustainable environment. Environment and Climate Change Canada's enforcement officers work tirelessly to protect our environment through the enforcement of our federal environmental laws. Read Full Story

What the Duck?! The True Economic Impact of the World's Largest Rubber Duck
TORONTO: The Redpath Waterfront Festival (RWF), presented by Billy Bishop Airport, announces today the results of their 2017 Economic Impact Study conducted by Enigma Research. Read Full Story

First Air unveils a new look with bold colours and Arctic symbol
OTTAWA: First Air has revealed a total makeover of its brand after 71 years as Canada's preeminent northern airline. Two aircraft in the new livery go into service immediately. Read Full Story

Mosquito Repellent Market by Type and Application, Forecast to 2022
PUNE, India: The Global Mosquito Repellent Market has been growing rapidly owing to rise in number of mosquito based diseases. Recently, the growth in mosquito repellent industry is driven by the recent outbreak of Zika in Latin American countries. Read Full Story

Japanese Project Wins Airbus Award for Diversity in Engineering
TOULOUSE, France: Airbus, the worldwide leader in aeronautics, space and related services and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC), the leading global organisation for engineering education, have announced the recipient of the 2017 GEDC Airbus Diversity Award. Read Full Story

Areas Wins 10th International Airport Catering Concession in the US at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
PARIS: Areas, the global concession catering brand of Elior Group, announces that it has been awarded a 10-year catering concession contract to manage 15 restaurants at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. Read Full Story

UL Launches Wellness Certification to Demonstrate Products' Compliance with WELL Building Standard
MARIETTA, Ga: With the global rise of obesity, disease, inactivity, asthma and depression, the critical importance of wellness is coming into focus. At a time when people spend upwards of 90 percent of their time indoors, architects, designers, construction and business communities alike are taking a second look at the indoor environments where we live, work and play to evaluate how these environments impact human health and wellness. Read Full Story

Female Representation on Wisconsin Top 50 Public Company Boards Increases 4pc
MILWAUKEE: Milwaukee Women inc, a nonprofit organization located in southeastern Wisconsin that works to achieve balanced representation of women on boards of directors, today released its annual research report, "Measuring Change 2017." Read Full Story

Unidentified risks led to the 2016 capsizing and sinking of tug near Montreal's new Champlain Bridge
GATINEAU, QC: In its investigation report (M16C0036) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found that the capsizing and sinking of the Ocean Uannaq tug off Montreal, Quebec in 2016 was due to a lack of formalized operating procedures and inadequate assessment of the safety risks associated with complex marine operations. Read Full Story

20 years and 1 000 000 people - The OSEntreprendre Challenge is transforming Quebec with each new project!
QUÉBEC CITY: A source of considerable pride, the OSEntreprendre Challenge has been fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship for 20 years by mobilizing the many resources of the education, economic and social networks in Quebec's 17 regions. Read Full Story

FortWhyte Alive launches largest solar installation in the City of Winnipeg
WINNIPEG: FortWhyte Alive is unveiling the largest solar installation in the City of Winnipeg. The 60 kilowatt (kW) installation is made possible thanks to support from Bullfrog Power, Investors Group and Manitoba Hydro's Solar Energy Program. Read Full Story

Canada's middle market using tech and talent to drive growth strategy
TORONTO: Canada's middle-market businesses are focusing on new technology, expanding to different markets and attracting skilled talent. EY's inaugural Growth Barometer - which surveys businesses around the world with revenues of USUSD 1 million to USUSD 3 billion - finds leaders view technology as both a challenge and a risk, but are focused on harnessing its potential to grow. Read Full Story

aT Introduced Korea's 'Functional Rice' that Became Real Food to Meet the World Market
SEOUL, South Korea: aT (Korea Agro-Fisheries and Food Trade Corp.) introduced Korea's functional rice on arirang TV in 1st of October. aT is a professional association to satisfy overseas customers's expectation on Korean agricultural products. Read Full Story

DISCOUNT TIRE Opens First Location In Alabama
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz: DISCOUNT TIRE, the world's largest independent tire and wheel retailer, opened its first store in Alabama to meet demand in the state. The Madison store is located at 8042 Highway 72 West, near the intersection of Wall Triana Highway and across the street from Hardee's. Read Full Story

DJI Unveils Technology To Identify And Track Airborne Drones
BRUSSELS: DJI, the world's leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today unveiled AeroScope, its new solution to identify and monitor airborne drones with existing technology that can address safety, security and privacy concerns. Read Full Story

Shutterstock Announces Beta Launch of Advanced Composition Aware Search Using Deep Learning Technology
NEW YORK: Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality assets, tools and services, today announced the release of its Composition Aware Search in beta, enabling an entirely new search experience. Read Full Story

In a Year of Change, Year-End Training More Critical Than Ever
TORONTO: 2017 saw many legislative and regulatory changes affecting payroll year-end, more changes than have been seen in the past several years. Significant changes include greater use of electronic T4s (a payroll best practice) and enhancements to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). Read Full Story

2017 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey: Interest and investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy continues to increase globally
MILWAUKEE: The 2017 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey of more than 1,500 facility and management executives in the United States, Canada and 10 other countries indicates that 70 percent of organizations are paying more attention to energy efficiency than a year ago and 58 percent are expecting to increase investments next year. Read Full Story

Canadians Invited to Bid Farewell to Canada 150 in True Winter Style
OTTAWA: Throughout the year, Canadians in communities across the country have come together to celebrate our shared heritage and the many things that make our country unique, diverse and vibrant. Read Full Story

LG And Dolby Kick Off Roadshow Showcasing Ultimate Home Entertainment Experience
NEW YORK: LG Electronics USA today launched the "LG OLED TV Cinema House powered by Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos," an immersive consumer experience featuring the superior audio-visual performance of LG OLED 4K TVs with Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) and Dolby Atmos advanced audio technologies. Read Full Story

New Release of SAP Vora Helps Simplify Big Data Transformation and Improve Business Outcomes
WALLDORF, Germany: SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced advancements to the SAP Vora solution that will simplify deployment on a public cloud and increase flexibility when migrating between cloud, on-premise and hybrid deployment models. Read Full Story

IKEA Canada Announces Third Store on Expansion Journey in London, Ontario
BURLINGTON, ON: IKEA Canada is thrilled to make the next stop on its coast to coast expansion journey, with the announcement of a full-size store in London, Ontario. Read Full Story

The #1 Canadian Influencer and Entrepreneurship Conference will take Toronto by storm
TORONTO: Influence Orbis, the Montreal based modern media company is excited to announce its 2nd conference will happen November 21, 2017 at the Enercare Centre in downtown Toronto. Different from your typical business conference, InfluenceTO 2017 will expose attendees to different types of entrepreneurs and influencers from various industries to allow them to gain insight on their recipe for success: from challenges to the steps to make it work. Read Full Story

MassRoots' Planned Acquisition, CannaRegs, Secures Key Contracts in California
DENVER: MassRoots, Inc. (OTCQB:MSRT), one of the leading technology platforms for the cannabis industry, announced today that CannaRegs, Inc. has secured multiple government contracts in California. Read Full Story

Auction Prices Reaffirm Colored Diamond Demand, Notes Toronto's Paragon International Wealth Management
TORONTO: Over the last decade, the prices paid for fancy colored diamonds have continued to increase. Paragon International Wealth Management, a Toronto-based firm that is a leader in the acquisition and management of fancy colored diamonds, expects this trend to continue. Read Full Story

Cheers To Two Hundred Years: The Story of Guinness In America
CHARLESTON, S.C: The story begins on October 16th, 1817 with a single line in a brewer's log. The handwritten note reveals the first eight barrels of Guinness beer - a porter to be exact - meant for America would make their arrival in South Carolina. Read Full Story

Cheers To Two Hundred Years: The Story of Guinness In America
CHARLESTON, S.C: The story begins on October 16th, 1817 with a single line in a brewer's log. The handwritten note reveals the first eight barrels of Guinness beer - a porter to be exact - meant for America would make their arrival in South Carolina. Read Full Story

Health Catalyst Named One of Utah's 20 Fastest Growing Companies For Third Year in a Row
SALT LAKE CITY: Health Catalyst, a leader in healthcare analytics, decision support and outcomes improvement, was ranked the 17th fastest growing company in Utah by MountainWest Capital Network (MWCN) in the 23rd annual Utah 100 Awards. Health Catalyst has made the list's Top 20 every year since first becoming eligible in 2015. Read Full Story

Unisys Names Chris Bauer to Lead Its U.S. Federal Civilian Agency Business
RESTON, Va: Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced today that Chris Bauer has joined the company as group vice president for civilian agencies for Unisys Federal. Read Full Story

Leading Car Detailing Brand 3M Launches its 100th Car Care Store
AHMEDABAD, India: 3M Car Care, India's single largest organized player in the car detailing sector announced its 100th store launch in Ahmedabad, today, making this the third store in the city. The inauguration was marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Mr. Ajay Jain, Vice President, Automotive Aftermarkets Division, 3M India. Read Full Story

Hybrid Relaunches Tech Wire Asia, Unveils Plans for Global Tech Site
BRISTOL, England: Digital publisher Hybrid today launched a progressive new look for Tech Wire Asia, the company's online content platform for technology news and insights for Asian enterprises. Read Full Story

Innovations to Reshape Malaysia's Wellness Industry at MOSTI's NICE Expo 2017
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The Wellness Cluster at the National Innovation and Creative Economy Expo 2017 (NICE 2017) is expected to transform Malaysia's wellness industry through the growth of cutting-edge innovations. Read Full Story

Natural Grocers to open relocated South Colorado Springs store on Oct. 26
LAKEWOOD, Colo: Natural Grocers will open its relocated South Colorado Springs store in on Oct. 26. Located at 1604 South Nevada Ave. in Colorado Springs, the new 15,000 square-foot store will open at 8 a.m. with a grand re-opening celebration. Read Full Story

New technology Integrates DISC Behavioral Analysis with Third-Party Applications
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio: PeopleKeys, a world leader in personality assessment technology, announces a new Application Programming Interface (API) allowing their behavioral-matching algorithms to integrate with a client's platform or application. Read Full Story

Melaka Students Take On Plastics Recycling Challenge
MELAKA, Malaysia: Hundreds of students from 12 selected schools in Melaka today showcased their plastics recycling efforts at the Award Ceremony for the Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA)-DOW School Environmental Challenge 2017 Program. Read Full Story

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