News - Aeterna Zentaris announced that a first patient has been recruited for a Phase 2A trial with its ghrelin agonist, AEZS-130 in patients with cancer cachexia. The study is conducted under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between Aeterna Zentaris and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center which is funding the study. Cachexia, characterized by diminished appetite and food intake in cancer patients, is defined as an involuntary weight loss of at least 5% of the pre illness body weight over the previous 6 months.
News - PBS will air Susan Froemke's documentary Wagner's Dream, a behind-the-scenes look at Robert Lepage's staging of Richard Wagner's "Ring Cycle," which was presented last season by the Metropolitan Opera, at 8pm on Monday, September 10 as part of its Great Performances at the Met series.
News - This buzzing French-inflected Canadian city blends the best of old and new, with industrial-chic hotels and historic battlefields, bacon-infused cocktails and classic cafes. From the modern architecture and art tucked throughout the city to the contemporary gastronomic delights served in its restaurants, the city performs a constant dance between old and new. There's no better time to experience that than late summer, when Quebec City sparkles and offers its warmest bienvenue.
News - Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services announced that it has concluded an agreement to sell by way of indemnity reinsurance and assumption reinsurance, all its U.S. fixed annuities and accumulation riders to Security Benefit Life Insurance Company and to Equitrust Life Insurance Company, two affiliates of U.S.-based Guggenheim Partners.
News - I’ve been in Quebec City for less than 5 hours and already I’m having a great time. This place has a special vibe to it and so it should it’s the “Old Town” of Canada aka the first real organized city in Canada and I’ll have you know, the only fortified city in North America. Let us discuss a night out in downtown Quebec City at a special restaurant called Savini Resto-Bar\Vinothèque…
News - As economies across the globe struggle with economic crisis, Quebec City is gearing up to host an international conference exploring a new approach to economics — one that meets people’s needs. Imagine 2012: The Conference on Co-operative Economics takes place Oct. 6-8, bringing together the leadership of the world’s major co-operatives and leading economic thinkers.
News - Despite its omnipresent historical heritage, Québec is a very connected and modern city! With over 400 free wireless Internet hotspots, Québec City was named the best connected city in Canada in 2011, thanks to ZAP Québec, a nonprofit organization that has installed many of these hotspots in the area since 2006.
News - During the North America SRP Euromoney Awards held in Boston this past June, Desjardins stood out from other Canadian financial institutions when it came to sales of market-linked guaranteed investment certificates (GICs). The largest cooperative financial group in the country won for "Best Sales in Canada" as well as for "Best Distributor Sales in Canada for GICs".
News - The Infectious Disease Research Institute, a Seattle-based non-profit research organization that is a leading developer of adjuvants used in vaccines combating infectious disease, and Medicago announce that they have been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to initiate a Phase 1 clinical trial for an H5N1 Avian Influenza VLP vaccine candidate.
News - You have a choice. You can either shovel out a Ben Franklin or two for a seat at a Cirque du Soleil performance in Vegas or New York or one of the other hundreds of venues where the innovative circus arts company performs. Or you can head to Quebec City and see an equally-impressive Cirque show for -- are you sitting down? -- absolutely free.