The Company announces also the appointment of M. Patrick Barriault, CPA, CA, L.L.M.Fisc, professional Charted Accountant, as an independent director of the Company on September 24, 2013. Mr. Barriault is partner and founder of the accountant firm Patrick Barriault CPA inc. Perlite Canada inc. has become a leading company in Canada in the processing, distribution and sale of perlite and vermiculite, two minerals used in industry and horticulture. The common shares of Perlite Canada inc. are listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange. This press release contains forward-looking statements to which are associated some risks and uncertainties. Any statement contained in this present press release that does not constitute an historical fact can be considered as a forward-looking statement. In this present press release, verbs such as “believe”, “anticipate”, “assess” and other similar expressions indicate generally forward-looking statements.
Canada, Cuba to clash for gold
To continue what weave been doing in the last few years, we knew we couldnat just come here and not play our best and not qualify … We feel like weare good enough to be in the finals and thatas what we came here to do.a The Canadians will play Cuba for gold on Saturday. Canada opened up the contest with a late 12-0 run to lead 26-8 after the first 10 minutes of play. Puerto Rico outscored Canada 18-13 in the second quarter to cut into the lead, but the Canadians held a 39-26 advantage at halftime. Puerto Rico continued to apply pressure in the third, trimming the lead to single digits on two occasions. Canada finished the third with a 10-1 stretch to go ahead 58-40, and closed-out the match by holding Puerto Rico to eight points, while scoring 15. Natalie Achonwa of Guelph, Ont., added 11 points and 10 rebounds for Canada, while Brampton, Ont., product Tamara Tatham tallied 10 points and seven rebounds as Canada out-rebounded Puerto Rico 49-23. aUs winning this game is almost a relief a so much excitement a but also a relief that we did qualify,a Achonwa said. aTo be able to get rid of the jitters of qualifying and now to play for the gold, it will be a great experience.a Carla Cortijo was the top scorer for Puerto Rico with 22 points. Cuba, meanwhile, advanced to the final by upsetting Brazil 72-68 on Friday. Clenia Noblet scored 18 points for the Cuban squad while Leidys Oquendo added another 17. With 15 points, Adriana Pinto was Brazilas top scorer. The top three teams from the tournament advance to the 2014 championship. Puerto Rico will face Brazil on Saturday for the bronze medal, and the final spot in Istanbul. Canada has not reached the final of the FIBA Americas since hosting an Olympic-qualifying edition of the competition in Hamilton in 1995.
McGill’s new Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Human Pain Genetics
Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and a member of the CERC steering committee, who was also on hand for the announcement. The CERC program provides researchers with both the means of significantly advancing their research, and the time and resources for mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for helping them become the next generation of leaders. Minister Rickford and Dr. Beaudet joined Dr. Diatchenko onstage, along with Suzanne Fortier, Principal of McGill, Dr. Rose Goldstein, McGills VP (Research and International Relations), Gilles G. Patry, President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, and Dr. Fernando Cervero, Director of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain. The audience included Jane Edwards from the Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation and Patrice Roy, Director of R&D at Pfizer Canada. How we care for others defines our communities, noted the CFIs Gilles Patry. Dr. Diatchenkos work will provide solutions and treatments that will help us strengthen our communities.