Richard White Joins e-academy Inc. as VP and COO

Richard White Joins e-academy Inc. as VP and COO











Ottawa, ON (Vocus/PRWEB) February 09, 2011

e-academy Inc. is pleased to welcome Richard White as our new Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Richard will be responsible for managing the day to day activities of areas such as: R&D, Customer Care, IT and Operations.

On his new appointment, Richard commented, “e-academy is at the forefront of the electronic software delivery industry with an incredible penetration within the world-wide education market. The company has developed a software delivery solution that is world leading in terms of functionality and scalability. It’s a very exciting time to be joining such a recognized leader.”

e-academy’s President and CEO, Ram Raju, added, “It is a great pleasure to have Rick on board during this crucial juncture for e-academy Inc. as we expand our global footprint. Rick’s experience and leadership will be of great value as e-academy develops new products and services for the global digital content market.”

Brad Brohman, who had been carrying the COO responsibilities along with his new role as VP Marketing and Sales, added, “To have a person of Rick’s caliber join e-academy is terrific and allows the company to focus aggressively on driving forward our many marketing opportunities. I’m thrilled Rick has joined the team.”

About Richard White

Richard has more than 30 years of experience in technology companies. He was formerly CEO of Elliptic Technologies, Solidum and Accelerix and acted as contract CEO to Intelligent Photonics Control and Spectalis. Richard began his career as a semiconductor engineer during the early days of Mitel and moved on to a variety of senior management roles with NovAtel Communications, Extreme Packet Devices and Enhance Systems. He has also provided consultant services to a number of technology companies, including Seaway Networks, Wavesat and Ad Opt. Richard hold a B. Eng Electrical Engineering from Carleton University and an Executive MBA (PMD06) from Harvard.

About e-academy

e-academy Inc. is the global leader in software delivery solutions for the worldwide education market. Over 30,000 academic institutions trust e-academy to manage and distribute software to their students, faculty and staff. The company distributes software in over 100 countries and provides customer service in multiple languages.

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Kitzhaber to Address Health Care Reform at Oct. 14 City Club Forum

Kitzhaber to Address Health Care Reform at Oct. 14 City Club Forum










Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 1, 2005

At its weekly Friday Forum luncheon on Oct. 14, City Club of Portland presents “On the Road to Revolution: Fear and Loathing in the U.S. Health Care System,” featuring guest speaker former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, M.D.

Past efforts to reform the U.S. health care system have taken place largely around the structure of Medicare, Medicaid and employment-based health insurance coverage without examining the assumptions and premises on which these structures were built. These assumptions and premises, says former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, reflect the realities of the 1950s and 1960s, thus shackling the structure of our system to a point in the mid-20th century, while the clinical, demographic and economic environment in which the system operates has changed dramatically. Kitzhaber says that resolving the crisis in our health care system requires the courage to move beyond simply defending programs and antiquated structures toward a critical examination of the outdated operating system that both shapes and constrains the way in which we finance and deliver health care in America today. Join us Oct. 14 to learn more about Kitzhaber’s vision of the future of our health care systems.

City Club’s Friday Forum, which is open to the public, will be held in the Governor Hotel (614 SW 11th Ave.). Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Program begins at 12:15 p.m. and concludes at 1:15 p.m. Luncheon reservations must be made online at http://www.pdxcityclub.org or by calling 503-228-7231, ext. 102, by 2 p.m. Wed., Oct. 12 (members only may call 503-241-9242). Luncheon tickets are $ 20 ($ 16 for members of City Club). Coffee/tea table tickets are $ 5 at the door. General seating, available at the door, is $ 5 (free for members of City Club).

A NOTE TO MEDIA

Media are encouraged to attend and are invited to sit in general seating. Please sign in at the registration table on the day of the forum. For broadcast media, an audio press patch will be available, and a riser for videotaping can be provided with advance notice. Contact Tim Krause at 503-228-7231, ext. 102.

ABOUT CITY CLUB OF PORTLAND

City Club of Portland is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic affairs organization that promotes civic engagement and active citizenship to build a stronger community. Through unbiased research and compelling programs, City Club connects citizens with ideas and issues that affect our community. City Club is open to everyone who wants to interact with other citizens and shape the future of our city and state. For more information about City Club of Portland, visit http://www.pdxcityclub.org or call 503-228-7231.

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Canadian Arrow Private Spacecraft visits Ottawa General Aviation Career Day – Press Conference and Show

Canadian Arrow Private Spacecraft visits Ottawa General Aviation Career Day – Press Conference and Show










(PRWEB) September 15, 2004

Please be advised that the press conference will be held at the Ottawa Flying Club on SPETEMBER 24th 2004 at 1:30 p.m. at 20 Lindbergh (613)-523-2142 (Industry officals will be present including viewing and photo ops of the Canadian Arrow.

The Canadian Arrow (Ansari x-prize entrant) the Canadian spacecraft is coming to the Ottawa Flying Club General Aviation Day (September 25, 2004) along with top industry and governing officials. The point of this event is to inform the public that since 9/11, aviation is now finally on an upswing.

The following bodies will be attending this event to inform the general public about what the future holds with respect to aviation career paths, opportunity and aviation in general:

Transport Canada (TC)

Aviation Transport Asscociation of Canada (ATAC)

Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

Nav Canada (NavCan)

Canada Owners and Pilots Association (COPA)

Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC)

Air Canada Pilot’s Association (ACPA)

Team Canadian Arrow (TCA)

et al. (etc.)

For further information, contact:

Charles Shefler

Membership Services/Marketing Coor.

Ottawa Flying Club

20 Lindbergh Private

Ottawa, ON K1V 1H7

Tel (613) 523-2142

Fax (613) 523-2187

marketing@ofc.ca

http://www.ofc.ca


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It’s Never Too Late! is Message of Active Aging Week Annual Event for Older Adults Will be Held Sept. 25 through Oct. 1

It’s Never Too Late! is Message of Active Aging Week Annual Event for Older Adults Will be Held Sept. 25 through Oct. 1











Vancouver (PRWEB) September 7, 2006

An annual event, Active Aging Week is held the last week of September (culminating on October 1, International Day of Older Persons). With the goal of introducing older adults to physical activity and exercise options, participating organizations offer free classes, educational seminars, access to fitness facilities, health fairs, community walks or tennis matches.

“The World Health Organization designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons to highlight the fact that there are around 600 million persons aged 60 years and over living around the world today,” said Colin Milner, CEO of International Council on Active Aging (ICAA). “That number will double by 2025. Every country is seeking ways to both harness the experience and skills of the aging population, and to limit the chronic disease and disability we are accustomed to associate with increasing age.

“ICAA launched Active Aging Week to demonstrate that older adults can live life as fully as possible within the six dimensions of wellness (emotional, vocational, physical, spiritual, intellectual, social). Physical activity is not the only focus of an active lifestyle, but it is an important dimension because activity improves physical and psychological functioning, which prepares people overall for their home and work lives.”

Free Active Aging Week events are scheduled throughout the last week of September by seniors organizations, retirement communities, seniors centers, health clubs, parks, recreation centers and apartment/condominium complexes that are age-restricted.

Host organizations may provide a single activity or multiple events during the week. Examples of events that have been offered include group walks (both strolls and faster paced), group-exercise classes, yoga and Pilates classes and tennis or golf games. There may be previews of upcoming activities such as a multi-week fall prevention program or computer class.

“People across the United States and Canada can look for an event near them. It’s free. The organizations that host an Active Aging Week event want to introduce their age-friendly staff and locations to older adults so they know there are places they can go where they are welcome and can start very slowly at their own pace,” said Milner.

This year, Active Aging Week events are available at over 2500 locations throughtout North America including 1,900 SilverSneakers sites, 300 Holiday Retirement Communities, The Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, the Hebrew Senior Life-Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, Boston MA and the Soloway JCC, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

To find a registered host site, visit ICAA’s Active Aging Week website at http://www.icaa.cc/aaw.htm. The site has additional free materials for older adults, their families and caregivers on finding age-friendly locations. Plus, look for announcements of local events in newspapers, radio and television broadcasts, and posted on bulletin boards.

Organizations who wish to host activities can find free support materials on the web site (http://www.icaa.cc/aaw.htm) including posters of active adults, press releases, certificates, a planning guide and ideas for activities.

1 Berk, D., Hubert, H. and Fries, J. (2006) Associations of Changes in Exercise Level With Subsequent Disability Among Seniors: A 16-Year Longitudinal Study. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 61:97-102.

Rothenbacher, D., Koenig, W. and Brenner, H. (2006) Life Time Physical Activity Patterns and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease. Heart. Published Online First: 19 July 2006. doi:10.1136/hrt.2006.087478.

About Active Aging Week

Website: http://www.icaa.cc/aaw.htm

Active Aging Week is an annual event held the last week of September (culminating on October 1, International Day of Older Persons). The week was initiated by the International Council of Active Aging to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience activities and exercise in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere. During the week, host organizations provide a variety of free activities, such as classes, educational seminars, access to fitness facilities, health fairs, community walks or tennis matches.

About International Council on Active Aging

Website: http://www.icaa.cc

ICAA is the world’s largest association dedicated to changing the way we age by uniting professionals in the retirement, assisted living, recreation, fitness, rehabilitation and wellness fields. The council supports these professionals with education, information, resources and tools, so they can achieve optimal success with the growing population of people who are 50 years and older. ICAA is one of more than 50 of the most prominent health and aging organizations working to implement the National Blueprint on Aging.

For interviews or more information about the ICAA and aging-related issues, contact:

Colin Milner, CEO

International Council on Active Aging

Toll-free: 1-866-335-9777 (North America only)

Telephone: 604-734-4466

Cell: 604-763-4595

Website: http://www.icaa.cc

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