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Peter Gilgan and the Canadian Cancer Society donate to Women’s College Hospital to launch new national strategy on care for women’s cancers

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The Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers in Partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society will be established at Women’s College Hospital

TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2017 /CNW/ 360WiseNews/ – Peter Gilgan, one of Canada’s most influential philanthropists, and the Canadian Cancer Society are providing a collaborative $12 million gift to Women’s College Hospital (WCH), establishing an unprecedented collaboration that will further research, education and innovation in the field of women’s cancers – particularly breast, ovarian and thyroid cancers.

Together, Women’s College Hospital and the Canadian Cancer Society will launch a major new initiative to transform care for women’s cancers on a national scale by drawing together WCH’s excellence in research, clinical care, innovation and education and then leveraging that knowledge across the country through the Canadian Cancer Society’s national network.

With the significant leadership investment from Peter Gilgan and the Canadian Cancer Society, a centre in women’s cancers will be established at Women’s College Hospital. In recognition of their leadership, vision and profound generosity, the centre will be named The Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers at Women’s College Hospital, in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society.

“Finding innovative solutions to our health system’s most pressing challenges is a cornerstone of the work we do at Women’s College,” said Marilyn Emery, President & CEO, Women’s College Hospital. “Our clinicians, researchers and educators work side-by-side to improve healthcare for all patients, not only those who walk through our hospital doors. This partnership will enable us to further our work to close the health gaps that exist for women and within our healthcare system.”

In Canada, the rate of diagnosis for all cancers in women continues to rise while, in contrast, the rate of cancers in men remains stable. As rates of diagnosis continue to grow, so too will the demand on healthcare services. But gaps in the healthcare system – such as limited access to services and resources – can make the journey much more difficult for many women facing cancer, especially those in marginalized, remote or rural communities.

“Strong and healthy families have been at the core of my beliefs and values,” said Gilgan, father, grandfather and founder of Mattamy Homes, the largest privately-owned home builder in North America. “When a wife, mother, daughter or sister is diagnosed with cancer, it is devastating. If I can play a small part and enable a collaboration that will leverage tremendous expertise, knowledge and reach, then I’m in,” he stated.

“Time and time again, Peter Gilgan has demonstrated that philanthropy truly does have the power to change lives,” said Katherine Hay, President & CEO of Women’s College Hospital Foundation. “His enduring belief in the expertise and leadership of Women’s College Hospital has ignited tremendous progress for the health of women on a local, national and international scale – progress that is now reaching bold new heights with the launch of The Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers. Together with the Canadian Cancer Society, we will achieve our vision to transform cancer care for women – all women.” Keep Reading

AJC Applauds President Trump’s Response to Iran Missile Test

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NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ 360WiseNews/ — AJC applauded the Trump Administration’s quick and firm response to the latest illicit Iranian test of a ballistic missile. The UN Security Council deemed in a July 2015 resolution that such tests are illegal. It was adopted soon after the P5+1 and Iran signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding Iran’s nuclear program.

“Nefarious Iranian behavior cannot go unchecked,” said AJC CEO David Harris. “Rigorous monitoring of Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA and related international measures, such as the UN ban on ballistic missile tests, is imperative to successfully curtailing Iran’s threats to regional and global security.” Keep Reading

New Manhattan Eatery Inaugurates Beefy Culinary Monarchy

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Kings of Kobe Serves Up Intriguing Deluxe Hot Dogs & Hamburgers

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ 360WiseNews/ — Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen now beckons hot dog and hamburger enthusiasts with the debut of Kings of Kobe at 790 9th Avenue. The bricks-and- mortar embodiment of a popular Summer 2015 New York City pop-up of the same name, the new eatery is dedicated to the presentation of all natural American Wagyu “Kobe style” beef in the guise of hot dogs and hamburgers in brioche buns and graced with imaginative toppings.* Witness the Manhattanite, wasabi aioli, caramelized apples, frisee, shaved cheddar; the Banh Mine, marinated cucumbers and carrots, cilantro, sriracha aioli and  the Sweet Munchies, Coca-Cola soaked caramelized red onions, cream cheese, among the offerings for dog devotees, as well as the Better Than Caesar, burrata, baby arugula, stone fruit relish and the Queen Rules, prosciutto, pepper Jack, frisee, sweet garlic jam from the burger half of the menu.

Snacks such as Mac & Cheese Balls, roasted garlic aioli and Waffle Dogs, Cheddar, spicy maple syrup and sides like Sweet Potato Tots, spicy maple aioli and Red Onion Rings, complement the menu’s 10 main beef attractions (augmented by the Vegan Republic, three bean and roasted vegetable burger, roasted tomato, vegan herb mayo.) On the beverage front, beer, wine, milk shakes and sweet bubbly teas will be some of the options available.

Kings of Kobe is brainchild of managing partner, Etai Cinader, a life-long hot dog and hamburger aficionado, who considers them gastronomic symbols of an equalitarian American way of life. “Hot dogs and hamburgers embody the essence of the American social experience; no matter the social status or political views, everyone enjoys a great dog or burger,” notes Cinader. “Kings of Kobe was created to honor hot dogs and hamburgers by enhancing them in a manner consistent with New Yorkers’ cosmopolitan palates.”

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Athleisure Brand Risewear Expands From Footwear To Casual Performance Gear For Spring/Summer 2017

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The expanded fashion collection will debut in Germany during ISPO Munich 2017

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ 360WiseNews/ — SPRING 2017 — Footwear giant Risewear will expand their offerings and launch a premium line of casual performance apparel in Spring 2017. The collection is currently sold in the USA. After a huge success in the United States, the brand will go international during ISPO Munich 2017. Consumers can anticipate a full line of budget conscious premium apparel for women, men and kids.

“We could’ve never anticipated the furor consumers displayed for the brand,” said Demetrius Spencer, the CEO & Founder of Risewear. “The success we experienced during the release of Risewear’s footwear collection let us know there was a hunger in the market for value-driven high-quality athleisure garments.”

The line’s aesthetic focuses on three key elements: nineties retro revival, logomania and ‘track is back.’ When all three fundamentals mélange, the result is fresh logo graphics, crisp color palettes, and a playful take on color blocking reminiscent of retro tracksuits. Risewear’s mantra takes center stage as the collection’s designs tout “Results Inspire Serious Effort” in a variety of fonts and finishes.

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Olio2go.com Now Offering Sting’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ 360WiseNews/– Olio2go.com announces a distribution partnership with Il Palagio, the Italian estate owned by musician Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler. Il Palagio extra virgin olive oil is now available at Olio2go.com.

Olio2go.com will offer the Il Palagio brand of extra virgin olive oil. The olives for this line of extra virgin olive oil are grown on olive trees on the estate near the Tuscan town of Figline Valdarno that date back hundreds of years. Each season the olives are hand-picked and then cold-pressed to ensure the highest quality and robust flavor.

“There is a rising demand for premium Italian extra virgin olive oil and we are excited to work with Sting and his staff at Il Palagio to market and sell his line of extra virgin olive oil in the United States. They make an outstanding classic Tuscan extra virgin olive oil,” said Luanne O’Loughlin, Manager of Olio2go.

“Il Palagio is delighted to offer a delicious and healthy Message in a Bottle with its extra virgin olive oil from Tuscany,” says Sting. “Thanks to Olio2go LLC for being the hard working and passionate voice of Il Palagio.”

 

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Encore Jets Launches Private Jet Flights to Cuba With New Partnership

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Private Jet startup Encore Jets partners up with International Expeditions, launching private jet operations and travel programs to Cuba.

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ 360WiseNews/ — Beginning today, the New York City based private jet startup Encore Jets will offer direct flights to Cuba from 24 United States cities and their respective airports, including Miami, Atlanta and New York. The brokerage has partnered with the tour operator and travel agency International Expeditions, recognized for its ongoing experience in tourism and government relations with Cuba. Together, the two travel companies have introduced private charter flights and customized experiences through Encore Jets’ Discover Cuba™, while complying with all FAA regulations.

Chris Bannister, CEO of Encore Jets, explains that all clients are still required to secure the necessary approvals and visas that are required of all U.S visitors to Cuba; however, with their new partnership this process is handled in-house for their convenience. The companies recognized the increasing demand from current and potential clients seeking destinations in transition and have taken on the market together. President Sami Belbase expressed, “We never saw challenges in flying to Cuba; we were just waiting for the right time and the right partners to offer the experience.”

Encore Jets fliers can have a fully customized private travel experience to Cuba, from choosing the perfect private jet to curating the finest details of their travel itinerary. The program offers one of kind experiences for jetsetters and executives alike, beyond just getting to Havana by private jet. Enjoy activities such as private rum tastings with master distillers and intimately orchestrated evenings at the Buena Vista Social Club. Prices for a group of six travelers flying to Havana for a three-night itinerary begin at $30,000 and the company is currently offering the program exclusively to its members.

For more information, visit www.encorejets.com

Memories Splash Punta Cana Receives Its Third TripAdvisor® Travellers’ Choice Award

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TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/360WiseNews/ – Memories Splash Punta Cana is the proud recipient of a TripAdvisor® 2017 Travellers’ Choice Award, placing this 525-room resort in the Top 25 Family Resorts in the Caribbean. This prestigious award is recognized industry-wide, and secures the family-friendly and all-inclusive Memories Splash among the top 1% of all hotels in the highly competitive Caribbean.

This year’s distinction marks the third Travellers’ Choice Award win for Memories Splash, a tried-and-true family favorite for vacationers. The resort offers complimentary access to its onsite water park, one of the largest in the Caribbean, along with a Kids Adventures program and a teen lounge geared to younger travelers. Parents are sure to enjoy the all-inclusive dining options and regular evening entertainment plus access to the casino and The Royal Spa at the neighboring Royalton Punta Cana.

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Atlanta Housing Authority Partners and Preserves Juniper and 10th Highrise as Affordable Housing

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RENOVATION TO PROVIDE MODERN, HIGH QUALITY HOMES TO 149 ATLANTANS

ATLANTA, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/360WiseNews/ — In a time when affordable housing is hard to find, Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) works to preserve viable options for low-income, senior and disabled Atlanta residents. The Atlanta Housing Authority, along with Columbia Residential, JM Wilkerson, Wells Fargo and others, hosted a Hard Hat Celebration to publicly mark the preservation.

The high rise at Juniper and 10th streets, in the heart of one of the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods, is being completely renovated and modernized to provide 149 high-quality senior and non-elderly disabled housing units.  The majority of the existing residents will return to the building upon completion of the renovations.

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Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Partners with Spotify to Sponsor Moments that Matter

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PITTSBURGH, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ 360WiseNews/– Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, manufacturer of the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® line of pet food and treats, announced today that it has partnered with Spotify to sponsor four of the music streaming service’s popular playlists throughout 2017 as part of its “Moments that Matter” campaign.  Rachael Ray Nutrish is the first of its competitors to advertise with Spotify in this capacity.

As part of this year-long partnership, music lovers will be served advertisements for Rachael Ray Nutrish while listening to playlists that align with the brand’s specialized recipes for dogs and cats.  And since good food and good music go hand-in-hand, the first sponsorship, which launched on February 1, airs during Spotify’s “Dinner” moments and focuses on the brand’s wildly successful Dish from Nutrish Ultra Premium dry dog food.

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Jason Carney Joins Mad Mobile as VP Technology Operations

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Former CIO at Vogue International to lead growth for overall service delivery and operational support for Unified Commerce leader

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/360Wisenews — Mad Mobile announced today the addition of technology veteran Jason Carney as VP of Technology Operations. Carney joins Mad Mobile with more than 20 years of technology leadership experience with retail and in-store digital innovation.

Carney was most recently the CIO of Vogue International where he led the growth of its technology organization and systems through their successful sale to Johnson & Johnson for $3.3 Billion in 2016. Prior to Vogue, he held technology leadership roles at Catalina Marketing, Modiv Media, and Stop & Shop Supermarkets.

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