HARNN & THANN Launches Second Concept Shop in Ottawa, Canada

HARNN & THANN Launches Second Concept Shop in Ottawa, Canada











Harnn & Thann Natural Spa Products


Ottawa (PRWEB) February 25, 2009

HARNN & THANN, Asia’s leading source of natural home spa products from Thailand, announced the official opening of the company’s second concept shop in Ottawa at Bayshore Shopping Centre.

This milestone adds to the business’ existing global network of retail stores in Europe (Belgium, France, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Estonia and Portugal), the Middle East (Kuwait, Cyprus), the Americas (Canada), Asia (Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam) and Australia.

HARNN & THANN is a leading natural skincare, body care and home spa products brand available in more than 20 countries worldwide. Unique products and packaging design utilizing natural materials have earned HARNN & THANN the G-Mark Award in 2003 and 2005 from the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization, as well as the Design for Asia (DFA) Grand Award in 2006 from the Hong Kong Design Centre. THANN Sanctuary was also one of 2006’s Top 55 Best Spas, as acknowledged by Condé Nast Traveler.

“Each formulation utilizes rice bran oil and pure plant essential oils, combined with modern manufacturing methods to restore and maintain the natural balance of your mind, body, and spirit,” said Fadi Ghaby, company spokesman. “HARNN & THANN combines the uniqueness of Asian culture with the traditions and knowledge of natural therapy with dermatological science. HARNN & THANN places emphasis on the natural restoration of physical and mental balance to enhance health and beauty from within. This holistic approach appeals to customers from various age groups and genders.”

The company’s unique retail concept — together with high-quality products and knowledgeable staff — help make shopping at HARNN & THANN an experience to treasure and look forward to, Ghaby said.

The unique retail concept is an ideal lesson from architectural theory of complexity and contradiction, where tradition and modern design, vocabulary, and details interplay, compliment and contrast to create an intriguing but comforting ambiance like no other.

For sales and marketing inquiries, please contact:

Fadi Ghaby

HARNN & THANN Canada Inc.

Tel (613) 216-2390

Fax:(613) 686-5845

http://www.thann.ca/

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The Utility Company? Adds Franchise in its Home Base of Ottawa – Former Employee Mike Knol Becomes Utility Service Provider

The Utility Company™ Adds Franchise in its Home Base of Ottawa – Former Employee Mike Knol Becomes Utility Service Provider










Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) March 7, 2007

The Utility Company, the leading provider of information technology as a utility to small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), today announced its latest Utility Service Provider (USP) franchise in the Ottawa West region of Ontario. Mike Knol, a former Utility franchise development representative, purchased the rights to the Ottawa West franchise based out of Kanata.

The Utility Company was founded to address the two major problems plaguing businesses today:


    Over-spending – the fact the average SMB spends $ 360 per user per month on technology for an industry total of $ 400 billion annually.

    Under-utilization – the fact that only 15% of this investment in technology is actually utilized by these businesses.

Small and medium-sized businesses tend to look at their information technology (IT) spending as simply a “cost of doing business” or a distraction to their main area of focus and expertise. To help businesses better understand IT, The Utility Company recently launched a free business-technology online assessment service called the Utility Meter Reading. This provides businesses a 360o view on spending and utilization in the five major areas of technology: network/desktop, business applications, Web/Internet, copier/printer and telecommunications.

“I enjoyed working at The Utility Company – and believed in the business so strongly, that I decided to open my own franchise,” said Mike Knol. “Coming from an entrepreneurial family – living and breathing the life of a small business owner for as long as I can remember – I saw this as my opportunity to become an owner-operator and address a growing need for businesses from 5 to 100 employees. I am excited about being able to demonstrate the value that IT can really bring to the small business owner when approached in a new way.”

“Mike has the benefit of having worked for us supporting our franchisees across North America so he understands the value of the Utility model and we are obviously delighted with his decision. His entrepreneurial background and technical expertise gives him the ability to truly understand the needs of the small business owner,” stated Mark Scott, President of The Utility Company. “Our goal with Utility Ottawa West is to provide a consumption-based alternative for computer power-users in the high-technology community, such as start-ups, professional services firms and financial services. In addition, with Ottawa West and the Valley being the fastest growing area in the region, education, non-profit and health care are also key vertical markets we will focus on helping.”

“Utility’s offering is a perfect fit for any business that relies on technology and corporate data,” stated Randy Woods, co-founder of non-linear creations – a Canadian web development company with headquarters in Ottawa. “We recently completed the Utility Meter Reading and started engaging The Utility Company. It’s hard to believe we spend more on technology per employee then we do on rent and occupancy costs. The Utility model addresses this while helping us to better utilize the technology we have.”

The Utility Company Ottawa West launches today at the OCRI Technology Showcase at Scotiabank Place in Kanata, booth #416. Our Connected Office program provides technology service and support for business starting from $ 1 per end user per day. For further information contact Mike Knol directly at 613-963-0044.

About The Utility Company™

The Utility Company is the leading provider of information technology as a utility to small and medium-sized businesses, delivering the required hardware, software and service for a monthly fee per user. Our Connected Office™ service suite empowers people to properly leverage technology to operate, communicate and manage their business more effectively to increase productivity, performance and ultimately profit. Our customers are supported by the Utility Service Network delivering on-site service and business-technology consulting across North America – technology sales, professionals and service organizations can review the Beyond Managed Services™ franchise opportunity on our website. Learn how to make technology work for your business today at http://www.theutilitycompany.com.

For more information contact:

Aaron Bradley

Marketing Manager

1-866-My-Utility ext.26

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New Book on Teen Pregnancy Offers Tool For Teens and Parents

New Book on Teen Pregnancy Offers Tool For Teens and Parents










Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) October 15, 2007

“I wanted this book to tell teenage readers that they are not alone and that they are not ‘crazy’ in their experiences with peer pressure,” says Kim McLeod, author of Wishing: Diaries of a Teen Pregnancy and Ottawa-based parenting coach. “And I wanted to give parents a tool to help them start a discussion with their kids about sex and sexual health.”

Sometimes shocking, Wishing is a true story, told in McLeod’s own words. Based on the diaries she diligently kept during her teens in the 1980s, this book bluntly describes her feelings and experiences as she navigated peer pressure, drug use, teen relationships, sex and finally, pregnancy. It starkly illustrates how the misuse of drugs and alcohol can cloud the ability to make healthy choices.

While the story takes place in the 1980s, when the rate of teen pregnancy was slightly higher, the problem is still widespread. Statistics Canada reported 33,000 teen pregnancies in 2006. And McLeod herself recently became a grandmother, when her own teenage daughter became a mother.

For McLeod, sharing her experiences is important. She sees it as a way to start a dialogue about sexuality and the issues that face all young people. And it’s a way to help parents reconnect with their kids.

“Parents are considered a major source of information on sex and sexual health by their teenagers (63%) and nearly half (43%) consider their parent to be the most useful and valuable source of information.” This, according to a 2006 report from the Canadian Association of Adolescent Health.

A truly moving story, Wishing offers insight into the psyche of a young woman. It clearly conveys her desire for intimacy, her confusion, misgivings and pain as she searches for love, meaning and for herself.

Wishing is available through online booksellers and through GrandmaK’s web site.

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DIA 6th Canadian Annual Meeting Benefit and Risk Management: An Evolution in Progress

DIA 6th Canadian Annual Meeting Benefit and Risk Management: An Evolution in Progress











Horsham, PA (Vocus) October 8, 2008

The Drug Information Association (DIA) will host the 6th Canadian Annual Meeting (November 5-7; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) to discuss a number of important issues facing Health Canada, the pharmaceutical industry, health academia, and the health care system.

As the universally respected forum for quality information exchange leading to better medicines that enhance health and well-being, DIA, along with members of the Canadian pharmaceutical industry, are joining forces to promote safe and appropriate medication use among Canadians.

To this end, the 6th Canadian Annual Meeting will include parallel tracks focusing on:


    Biologics
    Risk Management planning
    Challenges in evidence generation and uptake in the real-world environment
    Pharmacovigilance planning
    Medical risk communications
    Progressive drug development
    Scientific and regulatory challenges of drug/Device combination products
    Quality-by-design continuous improvement
    International regulatory cooperation
    eSubmissions/Document management
    Natural Health Products

More than 30 exhibiting companies will be on hand to showcase their products and services.

About the Drug Information Association (DIA)

DIA serves more than 30,000 professionals in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and regulatory industries worldwide. Through its domestic and international meetings, training courses, workshops and webinars, DIA provides a neutral global forum for the exchange of information critical to the advancement of the drug discovery and lifecycle management processes. Headquartered in Horsham, PA, USA, and with offices in Basel, Switzerland, Tokyo, Japan, and Mumbai, India, the Association is led by its volunteer-based Board of Directors and executive management team. For more information, visit http://www.diahome.org or call 215-442-6100.

Contact:

Joe Krasowski

215-293-5812

Joe.Krasowski @ diahome.org

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“Today’s Family” to Feature University of Ottawa

“Today’s Family” to Feature University of Ottawa










(PRWEB) April 16, 2005

Since 1848, the University of Ottawa has offered students a place where French and English Canada come together, share ideas, information and viewpoints to give students a dynamic perspective on their studies. The school is the fourth top university in Ontario, CN, and one of the capital’s largest employers. The research-intensive university has a staff of 3,000 and more than 30,000 full and part-time students from more than 150 countries. Recently, it was announced that 27 University of Ottawa researchers received funding totaling more than $ 11.1 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). It is one of Canada’s top 10 research-intensive universities and boasts many professors recognized internationally for their teaching and research.

The school has the third largest co-op program in Canada, with a total of 38 co-op programs and a 97 per cent placement rate in 2003. Its 10 faculties offer more than 230 graduate and undergraduate professional programs.

University of Ottawa (“Canada’s university”) offers physical resources, sports, health and learning support services. One may gain an excellent education here without the high costs associated with most American universities and colleges. The cosmopolitan atmosphere of Canada’s capital adds to the diversity.

The largest bilingual university in North America, Ottawa’s primary goal is to promote a multicultural environment. The unique programming allows students to complete assignments in either English or French. The university has strong links with other universities worldwide, including the United States, Asia, and Europe.

The university offers a large number of different sports, including swimming, cross-country, football, soccer, basketball and more. More than $ 30 million (CAD) in financial aid is available to students who qualify.

For more information, visit http://www.uottawa.ca.

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