Marriott Hotels & Resorts Canada Launching New ?Summer in the City? Promotion

Marriott Hotels & Resorts Canada Launching New ‘Summer in the City’ Promotion










Toronto, Ontario (Vocus) May 8, 2010

Gearing up for the long-awaited summer, Marriott Hotels & Resorts Canada is launching an exciting new summertime promotion. The promotion, “Summer in the City” offers guests a chance to explore popular local attractions, museums and cultural activities in destinations across Canada. The Summer in the City offer includes luxurious accommodation for two weekend nights, breakfast daily for two adults and two children, and two city attraction passes to discover multiple attractions in a given destination.

Participating Toronto hotels are offering a CityPass, valid for admission to five popular attractions including the CN Tower, Casa Loma, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Ontario Science Centre and the Toronto Zoo. Hotels in Ottawa and Montreal are offering passes to local museums and cultural sites, including the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Montreal Biodome, respectively. Two of Marriott’s Niagara Falls properties are also participating, offering a pass to visit multiple attractions in the popular Clifton Hill area. Lastly, Edmonton hotels are offering a pass to West Edmonton Mall attractions and rides.

The Summer in the City offer is valid weekends (Thursday – Sunday) from May 6 to September 6, 2010. Packages start at only $ 149 per night, based on double occupancy. For more information or to book the Summer in the City offer today, visit:

http://www.marriott.com/specials/mesOffer.mi?marrOfferId=514349&displayLink=true or call 1-888-236-2427 and reference promotional code CUE.

About Marriott International:

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,100 lodging properties in 66 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA and had approximately 146,000 employees at 2008 year-end. It is recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the 100 best global brands, by FORTUNE® as one of the best companies to work for, and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2008, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $ 13 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at http://www.marriott.com.

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FreeBalance Shares International Financial Institution Expertise at OCRI Workshop in Ottawa, Canada

FreeBalance Shares International Financial Institution Expertise at OCRI Workshop in Ottawa, Canada











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Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) May 09, 2011

FreeBalance, a For Profit Social Enterprise (FOPSE) software company that helps governments around the world to leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth, announced that it is participating in the Doing Business with International Financial Institutions (IFI) workshop on May 10, 2011 from 8:30 – 11:30 am. Organized by Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, the workshop will be held at the Export Development Canada building, 151 O’Connor Street, 2nd Floor Lounge, Ottawa, ON. Please contact Kirsten Sardelis (ksardelis at ocri.ca) to register for this free workshop.

During the workshop, attendees will learn about:

The types of opportunities financed by the IFIs and other development agencies that exist for Canadian companies
How the IFI landscape has changed in recent years
The new areas of opportunity and the procurement processes
The trends of interest to Canadian consultants and firms
The support mechanisms available for Canadian companies wishing to pursue IFI-financed projects
Strategies and key success factors involved in winning IFI-financed contracts, including recent procurement changes
Techniques to finance your export contracts and mitigate risk when dealing with an IFI

“FreeBalance would like to thank OCRI and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade for organizing this workshop,” said Matthew Oliver, Director, Global Marketing & Alliances at FreeBalance. “FreeBalance is a Canadian company that is active in all World Bank regions. Our mission is to help countries leverage technology to support economic growth and aid development through transparent and accountable financial systems.”

Olivier will be participating on the 10:00 – 11 am panel to discuss working with IFI institutions. An IFI is a financial institution that has been established (or chartered) by more than one country, and hence are subjects of international law. Examples include the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank; and the African Development Bank. Other participants on the panel include Stephan Sander, Co-President, Sander Geophysics Ltd.; Boris Jacouty, Business Development Manager, CPCS; and a representative from Export Development Canada. The panel will be moderated by Amber Germain, Trade Commissioner, Office of Liaison with International Financial Institutions, Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.

FreeBalance is active in 19 countries, including Antigua & Barbuda, Afghanistan, Canada, Iraq, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Mongolia, Namibia, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan, Timor-Leste, and Uganda among others. FreeBalance software manages more than a quarter trillion ($ US) annual budgets worldwide. More than 70,000 users around the world use FreeBalance software to manage a global civil service workforce of 1,500,000.

About FreeBalance

FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance software solutions for public financial and human resource management support reform and modernization to improve governance, transparency and accountability. Good governance is required to improve development results. For more information, visit http://www.freebalance.com.

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Tennis Canada, Squash Canada and Alpine Ontario Among Newest Members of ScreenScape Sponsored Network Adoption Program

Tennis Canada, Squash Canada and Alpine Ontario Among Newest Members of ScreenScape Sponsored Network Adoption Program










Charlottetown, PE (PRWEB) March 24, 2011

ScreenScape Networks Inc. today announced the further expansion of it’s Sponsored Network Adoption Program. Under the program, qualified not-for-profit associations receive discounted Group Licenses from ScreenScape and may be eligible for free marketing support.

ScreenScape is a fast-growing community-based digital signage platform and key enabler of location-based media. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform helps business to speak more effectively to their on-site customers, to coordinate messaging at physical sites in their organization, and also through the ScreenScape Community to take their marketing message to audiences inside other venues.

Nancy Esson, President of Alpine Ontario, spoke to their reasons for joining the program. “Unifying our 44 member ski clubs was a key reason to apply for the program. ScreenScape gives us the ability to arrange messaging at all sites, while allowing each site the independence to promote their own events,” said Esson. “Our sponsors also benefit from having all of our sites networked. We can give them visibility that just wasn’t possible in the past.”

“ScreenScape not only helps to spread awareness of our upcoming events, such as Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, it also helps us promote tennis development across the country,” said Adam Bloom, Director of Marketing and Promotions, Tennis Canada. “Being able to consolidate messaging with our provincial associations at a moment’s notice speaks to the effectiveness of owning a ScreenScape group.”

“We believe that clubs and associations will benefit tremendously with ScreenScape as it provides a unique way to market, promote and connect with people across the country,” noted Danny Da Costa, Executive Director of Squash Canada. “This cost effective and simple to use program will provide clubs and associations a unique way to market the sport of Squash in Canada.”

Ontario Tennis Association (OTA) and Ontario Curling Association(OCA) are also new to ScreenScape’s Sponsored Network Adoption Program. Peter Malcomson, Marketing Manager for OTA stated, “We are always looking for better ways to connect with our members and ScreenScape has become a powerful communication vehicle for us. We invite tennis clubs to take a good look at what ScreenScape can do for their own club, and through Groups like OTA, for the tennis community at large.”

Kevin Dwyer, President and CEO welcomed the new associations and spoke on behalf of ScreenScape. “ScreenScape has removed the barriers that keep these organizations from taking advantage of place-based media. By joining the ScreenScape Community they will now be able to distribute rich visual content quickly and easily to audiences inside their member sites,” says Dwyer. “At the same time, by offering our support to these groups, we’re able to drive rapid adoption of the ScreenScape platform. Associations, in general, tend to be great candidates for a ScreenScape Group. Our community-based approach is the key to keeping costs down and helping organizations form their own content sharing network consisting of many individual members of ScreenScape.”

More information about ScreenScape’s Sponsored Network Adoption Program can be found online: http://screenscape.net/sponsored-network.

About Tennis Canada

Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association responsible for leading the growth, promotion and showcasing of tennis in Canada. Tennis Canada owns and operates two of the premier events on the ATP and WTA Tours; Rogers Cup presented by National Bank men’s and women’s events that rotate annually between Rexall Centre in Toronto and Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. In addition, Tennis Canada owns and operates seven professional ITF sanctioned events and financially supports seven other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates national training centres at the Centre of Excellence in Toronto and at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. Tennis Canada is a proud member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the International Wheelchair Tennis Association, and serves to administer, sponsor and select the teams for Davis Cup, Fed Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and all wheelchair, junior and senior national teams. Tennis Canada invests its surplus into tennis development. For more information on Tennis Canada please visit our Web site at: http://www.LoveMeansNothing.ca.

About Squash Canada

Founded in 1913, Squash Canada is a non-profit, national sport association responsible for the development of athletes, coaches and officials and sets the standards for Canadian Squash. Squash Canada is a proud member of the Pan-American and World Squash Federations and participates in the Pan-American Championships, Commonwealth and Pan-Am Games as well as World Championships at the junior and senior level. Each year Squash Canada hosts 9 national championships across the country and works with its Provincial and Territorial partners to promote the growth and development of Squash across the country. Squash Canada is based in Ottawa, ON Canada.

About Alpine Ontario

As the recognized Provincial Sport Organization and promoter of alpine ski racing in Ontario, Alpine Ontario Alpin represents 44 member ski clubs, approximately 30,000 active racers, coaches, officials and volunteers in four divisions: Alpine Ontario South Division, National Capital Division, Lake Superior Division Alpine and Northern Ontario Division. AOA coordinates several successful programs across the province and continues to foster the development of ski racing programs from the grass roots to the elite level.

About Ontario Tennis Association

The Ontario Tennis Association (OTA) is the provincial sport governing body for tennis in Ontario. It is a non-profit organization, incorporated under the Corporation Act. It is the largest provincial tennis association in Canada, boasting 220 clubs and 55,000 adult and child tennis players. The two basic aims of the OTA are to encourage participation in the sport of tennis in Ontario and to provide a structure of services which will assist players to reach a level of competence consistent with their personal goals and abilities.

About Ontario Curling Association

The Ontario Curling Association is an association of curling clubs covering the southern part of Ontario. Services and programs, including a variety of competitions are supplied to the clubs and their members. Over 200 curling clubs from the Quebec border on the east, to Windsor & Sarnia in the west and Parry Sound in the north belong to the Association. This translates to over 800 sheets of ice and approximately 55,000 club members being registered by the clubs.

About ScreenScape Networks

ScreenScape is the first community-based digital signage network. Businesses of all sizes and in a range of industries use ScreenScape for digital signage, media distribution, and advertising. ScreenScape is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, enabling members to turn any Internet-connected computer or screen into a dynamic digital display. Utilizing ScreenScape, companies can easily access, create, share and update content, while keeping the total cost of ownership low. Members of ScreenScape form a collaborative community, which acts as a shared resource for content creation, exchange, cross-promotion and advertising revenue.

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Third Brigade?s Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System Deployed in Industry Canada Security Studies

Third Brigade’s Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System Deployed in Industry Canada Security Studies










Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) October 11, 2006 -–

Third Brigade (http://www.thirdbrigade.com), a security software company that specializes in intrusion prevention systems (IPS), today announced Industry Canada is using its host-based intrusion prevention system in its Protocol Analysis Lab (PAL).

Based in Ottawa, one area of interest of the PAL is the protection of traditional telecommunications as well as Next Generation Networks (NGN). Among its responsibilities is to provide analysis of existing and emerging security threats to these networks, and to be a conduit of collaborative initiatives between government, academia and the telecommunications industry in order to quantify and help resolve these threats.

Third Brigade’s host-based intrusion prevention system is one of the technologies being used by PAL, in its on-going engineering studies into VoIP and NGN security vulnerabilities. Third Brigade’s deep packet inspection engine inspects inbound and outbound traffic streams for malicious code and protocol anomalies that match defined rules.

“Canada is a leader and innovator in telecommunications and security technologies,” said Michael Binder, Assistant Deputy Minister of Industry Canada. “As VoIP is rapidly being adopted by a wide range of users – from government to small business to the home consumer – it is increasingly important that we work to ensure the stability of these networks. Our collaboration with Third Brigade is an excellent example of how federal government labs are working with Canadian technology firms to promote the safe and secure use of new technologies.”

Because VoIP offers a broad range of compelling benefits – including simplified infrastructure, increased scalability, reduced operating costs, improved productivity, and flexibility – it is becoming a strategic focus for governments and businesses alike.

However, like all IP-based applications, it is vulnerable to attacks that can result in service disruptions and theft. By architecting advanced, host-based intrusion prevention technology into their systems, VoIP providers are addressing a key customer concern, and will help ensure the rapid adoption of their products and services.

“Industry Canada is involved in stimulating the study of VoIP security between Government, industry and academia partners ,” said Brian O’Higgins, CTO of Third Brigade. “Third Brigade is on the leading edge of protecting hosts from new and emerging threats. The valuable insights we’re gaining from their studies will help further ensure we’re able to provide the most advanced, practical security solutions for today’s telecommunications systems, and tomorrows.”

About Industry Canada

Industry Canada is committed to fostering a growing competitive, knowledge-based Canadian economy. The department works with Canadians throughout the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, improve Canada’s innovation performance, increase Canada’s share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.

About Third Brigade

Third Brigade specializes in providing intrusion prevention systems (IPS) to health care, government, telecommunications, financial services and other organizations that need to 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 other intrusion prevention systems, Third Brigade’s is not intrusive. It has been architected from the ground-up for intrusion prevention, and 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

(T) 613-599-4505 x2238

kathryn.schwab @ thirdbrigade.com

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I Love Rewards Announces The 50 Most Engaged Workplaces? in Canada

I Love Rewards Announces The 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in Canada










Toronto and San Francisco (PRWEB) August 23, 2011

I Love Rewards, the leader in employee rewards and recognition solutions, today announces the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in Canada and the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the United States. This annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their employees. It has grown this year to honor 50 companies in the US and 50 companies in Canada.

More employers are realizing that the most successful organizations are those that invest in employee engagement,” said Razor Suleman, CEO and Founder, I Love Rewards. “We’re thrilled to honor those companies that are truly committed to creating positive, thriving work environments. These companies understand that their employees are their greatest asset and are leading by example as they revolutionize the workplace. All of our award winners are ahead of the curve – they should be extremely proud.”

The 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ award panel of judges evaluated each applicant on how they measured up to other organizations based on the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement™. The Eight Elements of Employee Engagement™ include: Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards & Recognition, Professional & Personal Growth, Accountability & Performance, Vision & Values and Corporate Social Responsibility.

“It’s increasingly apparent that an engaged workplace is an invaluable competitive advantage in the modern workplace,” said Debbie McGrath, CEO and Founder, HR.com. “HR.com is honored to join I Love Rewards in recognizing these forward-thinking organizations.”

The 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in Canada in alphabetical order include:

1-800-GOT-JUNK?

3M

All Weather Windows

Apex Distribution Inc.

BC Housing

Blinds To Go Inc.

BP Canada Energy Company

Bruce Power

Calgary Co-operative Association Ltd.

Ceridian Canada Ltd.

Cineplex Entertainment

ConAgra Foods Canada Inc.

Contingent Workforce Solutions Inc.

Dayforce

Edelman Canada

Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort

Eli Lilly Canada Inc.

Empathica Inc.

FIRMA Foreign Exchange Corporation

Flight Centre

Gap Adventures

Genesis Hospitality

Golf Town

Hydro Ottawa Group of Companies

IQ Partners Inc.

Kootenay Savings Credit Union

KPMG

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

Mayhew

Meridian

Milestones Bar + Grill

Molson Coors Canada

National Leasing Group Inc.

Netsuite Inc.

peopleCare Inc.

Polar Mobile

Rogers Business Care

RONA

Siemens Canada Limited

Sirius Canada Inc.

Speakers’ Spotlight

Starwood Canada

TeraGo Networks Inc.

The Johnson Corporation

Trillium Health Centre

Varicent Software Incorporated

We Care Home Health Services

Westminster Savings Credit Union

Workopolis

XMG Studio Inc.

Recipients of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ award will be honored at the awards gala on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at the Arcadian Court. Click here to reserve your seat.

About I Love Rewards:

I Love Rewards is an employee recognition solution that helps companies recognize brilliant performance and empowers employees to choose their own rewards. Unlike traditional service award programs, I Love Rewards creates authentic moments of recognition that resonate with workers of every generation.

This press release was distributed through PR Web by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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