TORONTO, July 22, 2021 /CNW/ - The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) has identified two critical areas where mortgage professionals must demonstrate high conduct standards to protect consumers from financial harm:
Canada ICI continues its eastern expansion by acquiring a leading Montréal-based real estate finance firm, MFCI Capital. TORONTO, July 22, 2021 /CNW/ - Canada ICI Capital Corporat
DELAWARE, Md., July 21, 2021 /CNW/ - Loanz, a long standing FinTech platform has launched in North America with one sole purpose, to provide personal loans to consumers Nationwide. "We are pleased to announce the launch of our fully digital platform, Loanz." Says Paul Hadzoglou, President of C
CGTN: CPC sets example for global development
BEIJING, July 23, 2021 /CNW/ -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech at the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) celebrations reflected the great achievements of the Party in leading China's socio-economic development. In this anniversary year, it will certainly be remembered how reform and people-oriented policies promoted by the CPC have transformed China, lifting 740 million people out of poverty in the last 40 years, reducing the poverty headcount ratio by 94.4 percentage points.  Mainstream Western economic thought and theory alone cannot explain the range of achievements China has made over the past 50 years, such as how it has grown from a poor and backward country to a global leader in manufacturing technical products today. China's infrastructure development, rapid urbanization, and ability to improve the well-being and happiness of its people are unmatched by other countries. China owes its economic miracle to the leadership of the CPC. However, China cares about not only its own development. China has been making tireless efforts to promote multilateralism and solve global climate problems. As former Prime Minister of Greece and President of the Socialist International George A. Papandreou said, China's commitment to openness and multilateralism is of key importance not only for China's prosperity but also for tackling effectively common global challenges. Common challenges ask for common solutions. Shared goals and embracing diversity is the path. The current pandemic has shown how important the harmony between man and nature is. It has shown us in the cruelest way how there is a link between environment, nutrition, animal welfare and zoonotic diseases. We have become aware that policies for addressing climate change must go hand in hand with policies aiming to protect biodiversity. China believes that addressing climate change is not simply a problem to be eradicated, but also an opportunity for sustainable economic growth. It can become a driving force for modernization with the potential to benefit the developing world as much as the developed along the lines of the UN SDGs (sustainable development goals). All countries have a huge responsibility for mitigation in order to lower global emissions per capita. Of course, the richer nations must bear the heaviest burden and take into account the differences between the developed and the developing world. "Decode the Real China" is a 13-episode series which invites 13 high-profile politicians, including former prime ministers and ambassadors to China, to interpret President Xi's July 1 speech from the perspective of the development miracle created by China under the CPC, multilateral cooperation, the prospects of BRI cooperation and the response to global climate change. The series focuses on the effectiveness of the leadership of the CPC and China's development achievements through the eyes of other countries, with the aim of showing the world a real, three-dimensional and comprehensive China. View the series to download multimedia: https://www.cgtn.com/opinions/decisionmakers.html View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cgtn-cpc-sets-example-for-global-development-301340108.html SOURCE CGTN
LETHBRIDGE, AB, July 21, 2021 /CNW/ - Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why Governments of Canada and Alberta are bringing more mixed-income housing to the Lethbridge area for seniors. The new development includes 64 housing units addressing the need
RE/MAX Holdings Also Announces Amendment of Credit Agreement That Increases Capacity and Reduces Borrowing Costs Proceeds From New Term Loans to be Used to Repay Existing Indebtedness and Fund RE/MAX INTEGRA North American Regions Acquisition DENVER, July 21, 2021 /CNW/ -- RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.
77% of Canadian parents have life insurance, however, many are making common and costly mistakes that leave their family unprotected TORONTO, July 20, 2021 /CNW/ - A new survey by PolicyMe, digital life insurance platform, found that 77 per cent of Canadian parents with dependent children have
Madison Group Announces The Capitol Residences: A New Era of Inspiration for Toronto's Midtown Village
Boutique residences brings new life to The Capitol Theatre through reviving its rich history with thoughtful amenities and nostalgic design TORONTO, July 21, 2021 /CNW/ - Madison Group, a leading real estate development company with developments in Toronto and New York City, unveils details for The Capitol Residences, an iconic new building and tribute to the Toronto landmark, The Capitol Theatre. In partnership with Westdale Properties and directed by the award-winning team at Hariri Pontarini Architects & Turner Fleischer Architects, the famed Capitol Theatre will be transformed into a stunning 14-storey residence while preserving the original marquee and façade. Complete with interiors designed by Studio Munge, the stage is set to welcome a new era of inspiration to Toronto's Midtown Village. Located at Yonge and Castlefield, The Capitol Residences will feature 147 suites ranging from 535 to 2,165 sq. ft. and pricing starting in the $900's. The project will pay homage to the theatre's rich history from its 1914 debut to its last curtain call in 1998 before becoming a popular event venue. The theatre was home to spectacular screenings and shows including Annabella, Wings of the Morning, and Jane Eyre. With thoughtful amenities such as a speakeasy-inspired golf simulator and parlour as well as the resident social club, Madison Group will create a grand residence reminiscent of decadent nights out while welcoming a new era of memorable nights in. "Over the last century, the Capitol Theatre has been a staple in Toronto's entertainment scene and we are honoured to bring new life to this highly historic venue through the launch of its namesake residences," says Josh Zagdanski, Vice President of High Rise at Madison Group. "This boutique project will capture the nostalgic vibrancy of years past while adding a modern take on the original style. Just as The Capitol Theatre once brought joy and entertainment to the city, The Capitol Residences will bring new liveliness to the neighbourhood."  The Capitol Residences Architecture:Hariri Pontarini Architects & Turner Fleischer Architects have attentively designed a timeless piece of architecture that is eloquent and refined using a palette that ties the building both to the existing context and to the original Capital Theatre facade previously designed by John MacNee Jeffrey. The team selected a warm-coloured, sand-cast brick and light-coloured smooth stone finish for the main body of the building, seamlessly blending old and new. The rising residences will boast extensive private terraces and oversized balconies with remarkable city views.  The tiered levels on the East side will bring in refreshing landscapes to the terraces. Mindfully considering the desire for green space in the bustling neighbourhood, the West side of the property will add new greenspace to the city with the conversion of a parking lot into a 3,700 square metre park, ensuring residents have lots of space in the city to live, work and play. The Capitol Residences Interiors:  Studio Munge has created an experience characteristic of theatre and film as early as the 1920s. The original art deco marquee and façade compliment an elaborate porte cochère to usher residents into a lobby conducted by The Capitol Concierge. Punctuated with whimsical custom fixtures and plush furnishings, it's a perfect preview for guests waiting to be shown up to their homes. Featuring 10' ceilings and handpicked finishes, every home has the best seat in the house—whether it's a Gallery Suite, Premiere Penthouse, Marquee Suite, or an Orchestra Townhome.  The Capitol Residences Amenities: 24/7 concierge service Automated parcel storage Lush public park on the West side expanding over 3,700 square metres Gym with private workout areas Golf simulator and parlour The social club featuring a lounge, dining and servery Extensive outdoor lounge and dining area - including The Capitol Gardens featuring an intimate greenhouse and private seating areas A curated kids play area Pet spa Residential guest suite The Capitol Residences will add to Madison Group's impressive portfolio within the Yonge- Eglinton community. For over five decades, the company has invested in the vitality of this neighbourhood through offering residential, office and retail spaces and now, residences at The Capitol—as well as their ART program which inspires locals and visitors with an illuminated walkway designed by muralist David Guinn and lighting designer Drew Billiau, Madison is building a neighbourhood that will flourish for generations to come. ABOUT MADISON GROUPFor 55 years, Toronto-based Madison Group is a widely diversified real estate development company with extensive experience in creating master-planned communities, award-winning high-rise and low-rise residential projects, and a substantial portfolio of office and commercial properties in Toronto and New York City. Madison Group is defined by the talent, dedication and passion of its team; focused on setting the standard for value, design and customer satisfaction.www.madisongroup.ca ABOUT WESTDALE PROPERTIESFor more than 60 years, Westdale has owned, managed, and developed real estate across Canada. Westdale is committed to creating positive experiences for thousands of people who call their buildings home, and for those who work and shop at their properties. This commitment extends to partners, suppliers, and a team of over 200 dedicated employees. With a core business in multifamily residential real estate, Westdale has expanded to include a portfolio of retail, office, and industrial properties. Westdale is also actively involved in a number of significant urban residential developments across the country, including projects in Toronto, Calgary, and Halifax.www.westdaleproperties.com SOURCE Madison Group
New hires add depth and expertise, advancing the team's ability to deliver more strategic value to clients NEW YORK, July 22, 2021 /CNW/ -- NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides business and personal insurance, group benefits, retirement, and individual solutions to busine
MONTRÉAL, July 21, 2021 /CNW/ - Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that affordable housing is key to Canada's recovery, and yet, across the country, people who are most vulnerable are still having trouble finding safe and afford
OTTAWA, July 20, 2021 /CNW/ - NAV CANADA today announced the planned retirement of Alexander (Sandy) N. Struthers, effective December 31, 2021. Sandy joined NAV CANADA in
Hapbee Users Log Over 1 Million Hours of Use for Sleep, Focus and Alertness Signals
Data shows that Hapbee users are increasingly adopting the product as an integral part of their wellness routines – averaging 60 hours of personal usage in June VANCOUVER, BC, July 22, 2021 /CNW/ - Hapbee Technologies, Inc. (TSXV: HAPB) (OTCQB: HAPBF) (FSE: HA1) ("Hapbee" or the "Company"), a wearable, wellness technology company and creator of the Hapbee headband, has released aggregated consumer usage data which indicates that its growing base of customers are making Hapbee a core part of their wellness routines. Hapbee leverages patented, magnetic-field technology that helps people choose how they feel. Ultra-low frequency electromagnetic signals are derived from compounds like caffeine, nicotine and melatonin and are re-played digitally through the Hapbee headband to deliver sensations such as Happy, Alert, Focus, Relax and Deep Sleep without the side-effects or dependencies that might otherwise result from the substances. Hapbee's active user base increased by 16% in the 30 days from May 31 to June 30, 2021. On average, Hapbee customers used the product for 60 hours in June, or about 2 hours per day, with some segments peaking at between 8 to 10 hours daily. This time period also marked the milestone of 1 million cumulative hours of use logged for the product. Analysis of aggregated patterns indicated that users were primarily using Hapbee for Deep Sleep, Focus and Alert – reflecting a "round the clock" utility for Hapbee, and pointing the way to more signal blend releases aimed at helping consumers in these areas. "Our user base surpassing the 1 million hour mark of cumulative signal play-time on the platform is an important milestone because it demonstrates how integral Hapbee has become in our customers' lives, helping them take digital control of their moods without worrying about negative side effects," said Yona Shtern, CEO of Hapbee. "Most importantly, we now have enough critical mass of usage and feedback to influence and accelerate product enhancements to better meet the needs of our customers in the manner they want to use the product moving forward." The Company has manufactured and shipped over 4,000 Hapbee headbands since first releasing the product in July 2020 and is in the midst ramping up production to meet burgeoning demand. Originally launching with 6 signals, Hapbee continues to expand its catalog and is hard at work on a major expansion of signal blends based on customer feedback, scheduled for later this year. "By examining usage patterns and proactively listening to customer feedback we are able to optimize our user experience, our onboarding flows and our roadmap for new product releases and improvements," said Scott Donnell, Hapbee Co-Founder. "It's gratifying to see such high levels of engagement with the platform. We have an exciting pipeline of innovations and partnerships based on what we are learning from our customers." About HapbeeHapbee is a wearable magnetic field technology company that aims to help people choose how they feel. Powered by patented ultra-low radio frequency energy (ulRFE®) technology, Hapbee delivers low-power electromagnetic signals designed to produce sensations such as Happy, Alert, Focus, Relax, and others. Hapbee is available for purchase at Hapbee.com. The Company initially launched with six signals, and recently launched its seventh. It is currently in the research and development phases of creating future signals intended to be rolled out later this year.  You can learn more about how Hapbee works at www.hapbee.com/science. Forward-Looking Information DisclaimerCertain statements included in this news release constitute forward-looking information or statements (collectively, "forward-looking statements"), including those identified by the expressions "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "may", "should" and similar expressions to the extent they relate to the Company or its management. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect current expectations regarding future results or events. This news release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and various estimates, factors and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Any statements about Hapbee's product marketing and development initiatives; and the introduction of new products or services; are all forward-looking information. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions which are difficult to predict. Such statements and information are based on numerous assumptions regarding the Company's ability to meet its planned product marketing and development initiatives and the Company's ability to achieve its e-commerce rollout and full-scale commercial launch as anticipated. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, delays in design, production, manufacturing, development or releases of signal blends, collection of data from customer use, or the Company may not be able to achieve its targets as anticipated or at all; changes in legislation and regulations; increase in operating costs; equipment failures; failure of counterparties to perform their contractual obligations; litigation; the loss of key directors, employees, advisors or consultants and fees charged by service providers. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. These risks, uncertainties and assumptions include, but are not limited to, those described in Hapbee's annual information form dated January 27, 2021, a copy of which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements. These statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those implied by such statements. The Company assumes no responsibility to update or revise forward-looking information to reflect new events or circumstances unless required by law. Readers should not place undue reliance on the Company's forward-looking statements. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hapbee-users-log-over-1-million-hours-of-use-for-sleep-focus-and-alertness-signals-301339435.html SOURCE Hapbee Technologies Inc.