SaltWorks(TM) Will Showcase 31 Gourmet Salts at 2006 Fancy Food Show in NYC

SaltWorks(TM) Will Showcase 31 Gourmet Salts at 2006 Fancy Food Show in NYC

REDMOND, Wash. (PRWEB) July 2, 2006

People no longer take Mark Zoske’s ideas with a grain of salt: What began as a hobby for Zoske just five years ago has grown into SaltWorks(TM), Inc. ( or, one of the world’s leading purveyors of specialty cooking salts.

SaltWorks, which boasts the largest selection of specialty gourmet salts available, will offer its unique and rare salts at the 52nd Summer Fancy Food Show, July 9-11, at the Javits Center in New York City (Booth #2880). Some 30,000 visitors and 2,100 exhibitors from the specialty food industry from around the world will attend.

The show affords an opportunity for SaltWorks to showcase its Artisan Salt Company ( ) division, which is fast becoming a major supplier of gourmet salts to consumers and the food industry. Artisan is building its own buzz, not just for the 31 varieties of salts it offers, but also for its eye-catching package design. Artisan Salt’s Alaea Coarse Hawaiian Sea Salt was recently named a 2006 Product Awards finalist in the category of Outstanding Packaging or Design by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT).

Noting that gourmet salt is the hottest category in the gourmet food industry, Zoske attributes his success to several factors: “People are discovering recipes on TV, in magazines such as Cooking Light and Sunset, and on the Internet that call for gourmet salts; these salts are becoming an integral part of contemporary cooking. It is more and more common for stores to carry six or more varieties of gourmet salt.”

Zoske says both restaurants and anyone who likes to cook should use sea salt: “It’s less than a penny per serving, but more important, it’s healthier and tastes better than plain table salt.” Zoske says people are more health- conscious in general, and Baby Boomers in particular turn to a variety of salts for healthful ways to add interest to food.

See SaltWorks’ gourmet salt reference guide at

About SaltWorks(TM), Inc.

Founded in 2002, SaltWorks imports premium gourmet sea salts and bath salts from more than a dozen countries and supplies them to the wholesale, retail, and consumer markets throughout North America. SaltWorks’ customers range from individuals that order handsome cork-top glass jars, user-friendly flip-top plastic jars and resealable stand-up pouches, to manufacturers, restaurants, food co-ops, and health food stores that order by the pound, ton, pallet or truckload. The Seattle-area company maintains a strong commitment to providing the cleanest, most natural products possible and invites anyone with a special project or request to contact its friendly and knowledgeable customer service team.

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Ontario Hypnosis Centre Stages Largest Relaxation Day Ever on World Hypnosis Day, January 4 2006

Ontario Hypnosis Centre Stages Largest Relaxation Day Ever on World Hypnosis Day, January 4 2006

(PRWEB) October 16, 2005

On January 4 2006, Ontario Hypnosis Centre in Toronto, Canada will stage the largest relaxation day ever in order to draw attention to the growing field of hypnotism. On that day, hypnotherapists from across Ontario will meet at The Sutton Place Hotel to stage a relaxation session for 350 people, including politicians, entertainers, and media to educate and demonstrate the extraordinary power we all have within us. Hosting the event is Dr. Georgina Cannon of the Ontario Hypnosis Centre. Anyone who wants to de-stress and make a Guinness Book of Records attempt at the world’s largest stress reduction session is welcome.

TThis first time- ever -event takes place at the prestigious Sutton Place Hotel in their Royal Sutton Ballroom from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. The timing is specifically designed so that participants may start their relaxing evening at the hotel’s Accents Restaurant & Bar, where special arrangements have been made for a reasonably priced prix-fixed dinner designed for the historic event. Special room rate arrangements have also been made to accommodate the out of town participants for this event.

To register call 416.489.0333 or 1-866-497 7469

Once a corporate leader and strategic planner for blue chip corporations, Dr. Georgina Cannon, left her $ 300,000.00 a year corporate career 10 years ago to start of all things, a hypnotism clinic and school. Cannon sold most of her worldly assets, including her home and BMW to start up a business in the centre of Toronto’s Cumberland Ave. Today she is known as one of North America’s most recognized spokespersons for the field of hypnotism, speaking and teaching dentists, doctors and assorted businessmen and women, the applications of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Cannon’s pragmatic approach to hypnotherapy has brought her some of the most prestigious awards in her field, including the Order of the Braid

Georgina Cannon is one of four key world organisers of this event, and as such is focussing her attention onto Canada where teams of hypnosis clinics will be holding open houses, running demonstrations, dispelling myths, and in general encouraging Canadians to discover the power of their mind.

For more on the event or to interview Dr. Cannon for an article contact: Darlene Montgomery at 416-696-1684.

About Hypnotism:

Hypnotism is a safe and effective intervention for a variety of motivational, self improvement and goal setting situations. It is natural and free of side effects, when performed by a certified competent practitioner the results are long lasting and often permanent.

Guidelines of Practice:

The National Guild of Hypnotists has ethical guidelines which all members must adhere to. The National Guild of Hypnotists holds to the ideal that hypnotism should be practiced in a free and open manner in line with all national and state requirements. NGH Hypnotists are not practicing medical or mental health arts (unless additional credentials are held by the member) Hypnotists do not diagnose disease, but can help in an adjunct to conventional medical or mental health interventions. We have our own unique non diagnostic language which we use with clients in order to help them to achieve the change they desire.

About Dr. Georgina Cannon:

Ontario Hypnosis Director, Georgina Cannon, is a Doctor of Metaphysical Counselling, NLP Master, Timeline practitioner, Past Life Regression Therapist and accredited Instructor for the National Guild of Hypnotists, the Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association and the International Board of Regression Therapies.

She is recognized by many in the media as “The Source” for expert opinion in the field of hypnotherapy and issues around complementary wellness treatments, and she regularly meets with medical and wellness professionals to enhance their knowledge and awareness of hypnosis and the dynamic healing potential of soul, or past life journeys.

She is also on the Advisory Board of the National Guild of Hypnotists. Georgina specializes in enabling clients to achieve major life changes, healing personal and emotional issues, and she facilitates Past Life Research and Regression sessions. Dr. Cannon received the NGH worldwide “Hypnotism Media Award” for being regarded as The Information Source for Media.

She was also inducted into “The Order of Braid”, in recognition of outstanding achievement, dedication and service to the profession of Hypnosis. Dr. Georgina Cannon has been featured in many national print and broadcast news articles and television programs, including a three-part, one-hour series on CBC Television, broadcast in the fall of 2004.

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Lord Elgin Hotel Celebrates Winterlude 2006

Lord Elgin Hotel Celebrates Winterlude 2006

Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) February 3, 2006

Every February, Canada’s Capital Region is host to Winterlude, North America’s greatest winter festival. Fun is waiting for the whole family: the Rideau Canal Skateway, magnificent snow and ice sculptures, energetic rhythms of Snowbowl and Snowflake Kingdom, the biggest snow playground on the continent.

Winterlude is more than a festival — it’s a celebration of Canada’s distinctive northern identity.

Skate on the world’s longest skating rink – right in the heart of Ottawa! Marvel at the glittering ice sculptures or take in a spectacular fire show. Our mascots, the Ice Hog Family, are waiting for you in Canada’s Capital Region.

The historic Lord Elgin Hotel each year is host to the hundreds of visitors coming to Ottawa to take part in this unique and exciting festival. With it’s setting, overlooking the Crystal Garden in Confederation Park and steps from the Rideau Canal, the world’s longest skating rink, the Lord Elgin is the ideal vantage point to take in the best of Winterlude.

Not only can you look out your window at the illuminated ice sculptures, but you can just cross the park to strap on your skates for a long skate, or wander up Elgin to enjoy some of the best restaurants and bars of Ottawa.

Over the first three weekends of February (Feb 3 – 19, 2006), thousands of visitors come from all over to take part in the fun. The Rideau Canal, steps from the Lord Elgin, is packed with people skating along the 9 kilometer skating lane between the Hartwell Locks and the Downtown area. Along the way there are snow sculptures, heated change rooms, huts selling “beavertails” and hot-chocolate, and special performances.

One of the key highlights of Winterlude is the 19th Edition of the Crystal Garden International Ice Carving Competition located across the Lord Elgin in Confederation Park. From Friday, February 3 at 11:30 am to Sunday, February 5 at noon, professional and amateur carvers from around the world put their talents to the test. Cast your vote and you could win a prize. Ice-carving masterpieces are illuminated starting February 5.

Or visit the Sun Life Ice Café at Dows Lake – a nostalgic icy retreat, featuring crystalline sculptures and snow carvings that recall Ottawa’s Victorian era. Costumed Figure skaters, Victorian choir, interpreters and sleigh rides recreate yesteryear. Plus, learn all about the building of the Rideau Canal.

The Snowflake Kingdom, located at Jacques Cartier Park in Gatineau is the biggest snow playground in North America!

The Lord Elgin is also a participant in the Taste of Winterlude, a collaborative effort of the best of Ottawa’s Chefs. Many of the participating restaurants are within a short walk of the hotel. Lord Elgin hotel created numerous specials to help support all Winterlude festivities. Some of the Winterlude specials are:

Online Special – From $ 139 CAD per night

Winter Getaway Package for Two – From $ 199.00 CAD per night (1 night accommodation for two, skate rentals for two, buffet breakfast for two, coupons for shopping at the Rideau Centre and welcome gifts. A Winterlude map is available online at:

The Lord Elgin, built in 1941, is one of Ottawa’s landmark properties. Owned locally and privately, it has been completely refurbished, returning it to it’s classic and elegant roots, as a place for leaders and decision maker to meet and stay. Visit our web site to see updates for hotel discounts, vacation packages and romantic weekend getaways for Ottawa’s premier hotel. To learn more about Lord Elgin hotel, visit or call 1-800-267-4298. Lord Elgin is proudly managed by Atlific Hotels & Resorts,


Ann Meelker

Director of Sales & Marketing


PH: 613-235-3333 ext 152

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Third Brigade to Deliver Two Presentations at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s 2006 Blue Health IT Symposium

Third Brigade to Deliver Two Presentations at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s 2006 Blue Health IT Symposium

Ottawa, Ontario; Reston, VA (PRWEB) November 13, 2006

Third Brigade, Inc. (, a security software company that specializes in host-based intrusion defense systems, today announced that Brian O’Higgins, Chief Technology Officer, and Blake Sutherland, Vice President of Product Management and Co-Chair of the Vulnerability Assessment Working Group of the eHealth Vulnerability Reporting Program (EHVRP) will present at the 2006 Blue Health IT Symposium.

Mr. O’Higgins’ presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 1:15pm CT at the Peabody Memphis Hotel, Memphis, TN, and is entitled, “Being Proactive for Zero-Day Threats, Using Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) to Protect Critical Applications.”

This session will provide an overview of Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) vs. Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), and outline some widely divergent approaches to IPS. A prominent Arizona health insurer selected a host-based IPS (HIPS) approach to shield critical applications to buy time to deploy patches on a sensible maintenance schedule, rather than an emergency mode reactive schedule. The requirements were to monitor and alert on threats as they occur, but also to automatically protect systems that contain critical data or sensitive information. A case study of the insurer’s deployment experience from testing to operations will be outlined.

Mr. Sutherland’s presentation is scheduled for Thursday, November 16 at 1:30pm CT at the Peabody Memphis Hotel, Memphis, TN, and is entitled, “eHealth Vulnerability Reporting Program (EHVRP) Update: Practical Approaches to Addressing Vulnerabilities in eHealth Systems”.

The eHealth Vulnerability Reporting Program (EHVRP) is an industry initiative that has been formed to ensure customers of eHealth systems have the necessary information to appropriately manage risk related to eHealth systems. The program hopes to do this by establishing a mechanism for eHealth system vendors and their customers to access and report system vulnerabilities in a mutually acceptable, beneficial and confidential manner. The initial focus of this program is on Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems. As part of this program, demonstration projects are being used to validate that vulnerability information used in conjunction with appropriate compensating controls are a practical way of quickly reducing risk while maintaining system usability

The focus of the presentation will be on the findings to date with respect to the level of vulnerabilities being found in EHR systems and the practical approaches being used to effectively secure these systems while maintaining usability and without introducing significant new costs of ownership.

Third Brigade will also exhibit at the conference at Booth #49.

Dates and Times:    

Wednesday, November 15    3:45pm – 7:00pm CT

Thursday, November 16    11:30am – 1:30pm CT

About Third Brigade

Third Brigade specializes in providing host intrusion defense systems to government, financial services, health care, telecommunications and other organizations that need to detect and prevent attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in commercial and custom software, including web applications. It enables you to create and enforce comprehensive security policies that proactively protect critical applications, sensitive data, and hosts, ensure regulatory compliance, and maximize the performance of your people, processes and hosts. Unlike others, Third Brigade software is not intrusive: it is smaller, faster and simpler. Third Brigade. That’s control.

For media and analyst inquiries only, contact:

Kathryn Schwab

Media and Analyst Relations

Third Brigade, Inc.

(M) 613-858-4407

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Private Education School Fair Makes Its Way Across Canada for 2006

Private Education School Fair Makes Its Way Across Canada for 2006

Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) September 26, 2006

Our Kids announces the Our Kids Private Education School Fair for 2006, the most successful school fair for private education in Canada since its inception in 2002. Making stops across Canada in Ottawa, Oakville, Toronto, and Vancouver, British Columbia, the fair will draw thousands of families and a variety of private educational institutions in its 4-city tour from September to November.

Schedule for Our Kids Private Education School Fair 2006

Ottawa: Saturday, September 30, 2006. 11am-4pm

Ottawa Congress Centre

Oakville: Sunday, October 15, 2006. 12pm-4pm

Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre

Toronto: Saturday, October 28, 2006. 11am-3pm

Roy Thompson Hall

Vancouver: Saturday, November 28, 2006. 11am-4pm

Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Our Kids Private Education School Fair is the best-attended school fair in Canada, providing a unique opportunity to those attending to be able to explore a plethora of Canadian schools beyond the public education system, all in one place. Families will be able to acquire information for each school as well as speak directly to representatives.

According to the Ministry of Education, government spending on the public school system in Ontario is $ 17.2 billion, spread over 4800 elementary and secondary institutions. This figure is still millions of dollars short of the ideal. With government spending on public education limited, scrutiny over the academic standards and safety of public schools continues to grow.

On the other hand, funding for private and independent schools is acquired through private resources. As a result, these institutions tend to have better facilities and a more conducive environment for learning. Such popular examples of private and independent schools as Montessori, Waldorf, Gifted, Boarding, and Bilingual, have now become a viable alternative to families of all backgrounds.

For further information about the fair and to register for free admission, visit

About Our Kids Publications Ltd.

The brainchild of Andrew Stawicki, Our Kids Publications Ltd. has been publishing comprehensive resources of alternative education options for children in Canada since 1997. The release of Comfort Life in October 2002 completes the Our Kids family, providing senior citizens and their families an informative resource for the health care and retirement living options available to them.

Press Contact:

Jack Ziolek

4242 Rockwood Road

Mississauga, ON, Canada, L4W 1L8

Tel: (905) 272 1843 x 26

Fax: (905) 272 0474


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