Bell Canada is a Canadian telecommunications and media company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. Including its subsidiaries Bell Aliant, Northwestel, Télébec, and NorthernTel, it is the incumbent local exchange carrier for telephone and DSL Internet services in most of Canada east of Manitoba and in the northern territories, and a major competitive local exchange carrier for enterprise customers in the western provinces. Its subsidiary Bell Mobility is one of Canada's "big three" mobile telecommunications providers, while Bell TV providess direct-to-home satellite TV service. Bell Canada's principal competition is Rogers Communications in a majority of its service territory. The company, which serves a total of over 13 million phone lines, is headquartered at the Campus Bell complex in Montreal.Bell Canada is one of the main assets of the conglomerate BCE Inc., formerly known as Bell Canada Enterprises, Inc. In addition to its core telecommunications operations, BCE owns Bell Media, which operates media properties including the CTV Television Network. BCE owns 18% of the Montreal Canadiens ice hockey club, and a 37.5% interest in Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, owner of several Toronto professional sports franchises. BCE ranked number 262 on the 2011 edition of the Forbes Global 2000 list. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 11, 2017
SANTA MONICA, CA / ACCESSWIRE / May 11, 2017 / FanDom Sports Media Corp. (CSE: FDM) (OTCQB: FDMSF) (FRANKFURT: TQ42) ("FanDom Sports" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the Company is the lead sponsor for sportscaster James Duthie's Rubber Boots Podcast. The Rubber Boots Podcast is an all-new podcast where TSN's (The Sports Network) James Duthie is joined by TSN staffers Lester McLean, Sean 'Puffy' Cameron and a special guest each episode to chat about daily sports and just about anything else. The podcast has a large audience of listeners from across North America. You can subscribe and listen to the full podcast at: iTunes / SoundCloud / Google Play / tsn.ca/Duthie. James Duthie is a Canadian sportscaster for TSN. He is currently the host of TSN Hockey, as well as The Grey Cup, The Super Bowl, The Masters, and the new James Duthie Rubber Boots Podcast. In the past, he has hosted CFL Live, NBA on TSN, SportsCentre, and hosted the 2010 and 2012 Olympics on CTV, He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Carleton University. Duthie has received 3 Gemini Awards and 2 Canadian Screen Awards for Best Sportscaster in Canada for his various roles. Before moving to TSN in 1998, he worked at VTV in Vancouver and CJOH, the CTV affiliate in Ottawa. At CTV Ottawa, he won an International Edward R. Murrow Award for news reporting. Duthie is the author of three best-selling books: The Guy On The Left, The Day I Almost Killed Two Gretzky's, and They Call Me Killer. CEO of FanDom Sports Media Blair Naughty stated "We are thrilled to be the lead advertiser of James Duthie's new podcast. James is widely recognized as one of Canada's brightest sports broadcasters." James Duthie commented, "We are thrilled that FanDom has come on board as a sponsor of our podcast. It's a perfect fit. A big part of what we do is have fun talking about and debating sports, which is exactly what FanDom is about." The Sports Network (TSN) was established in 1984 as Canada's first national television network devoted exclusively to sports. It was established by the Labatt Brewing Company as part of the first group of Canadian specialty cable channels. Since 2001, TSN has been majority-owned by communications conglomerate Bell Canada, through its broadcasting subsidiary Bell Media, with a minority stake held by US sports broadcaster ESPN Inc. via a 20% share in the Bell Media. TSN is the largest specialty channel in Canada in terms of gross revenue, with a total of $400.4 million in revenue in 2013, and over 8 million subscribers. TSN programming runs the gamut from the most prestigious sporting events, both professional and amateur, to those just emerging onto the sports scene, and its content is predominantly Canadian. FanDom Sports is a comprehensive mobile sports experience, giving the sports fan a front row seat to the hottest debates in sports. All Day, Every Day. The one thing that sports fans love more than watching their favorite sport is arguing about the game and the athletes! With the FanDom Sports App - you fight with your thumbs, not your fists! FanDom Sports Media Corp. is an aggregator, curator and producer of unique fan-focused content offered on a category-specific, social network and delivered through the FanDom Sports Media mobile app. We tap into the passion of fans by providing an engaging social platform for the world's most enthusiastic sports fans to share, compare, moan, whine, gloat and trash talk about the sports, teams, players, fans and owners they love, hate and love to hate. Our unique approach will blend curated content with user generated content while providing access to athletes and celebrities both on-line and at local sponsored events. To find out more about FanDom Sports, please contact investor relations at 604-346-7613. You may also visit the Company's website at www.fandomsportsmedia.com On Behalf of the Company The CSE has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy and accuracy of this information. This news release may contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements do not guarantee future events or performance and should not be relied upon. Actual outcomes may differ materially due to any number of factors and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's control. Some of these risks and uncertainties may be described in the Company's corporate filings (posted at www.sedar.com). The Company has no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements due to new information or events.
News Article | May 12, 2017
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 12, 2017) - Glance Technologies Inc. (CSE:GET)(CSE:GET.CN)(CNSX:GET)(CSE:GET.WT)(CSE:GET.WT.CN)(CNSX:GET.WT)(OTCQB:GLNNF)(FRANKFURT:GJT) announces that it has appointed Debra Williams, based in Toronto, Ontario, as a consultant to its Strategic Advisory Board. "I am very excited and honoured to have the opportunity to work with the outstanding leadership team and board members of Glance to continue the rapid development and adoption of a game changing, innovative payment system," says Debra Williams. "Glance Pay has a tremendous opportunity as an early adopter to capture leading market share and loyalty with its users." Debra is a Digital Transformation Executive Strategist who worked formerly with IBM's North American executive staff, helping the world's most successful companies adopt and execute next generation innovative solutions focusing on enhancing customer experience and engagement. Ms. Williams initially joined IBM as a member of their Global Business Services team responsible for building and leading their National Strategy Practice focusing on client transformation surrounding big data, analytics and optimization. Ms. Williams is an industry thought leader in retail, communications, media and entertainment that has held several senior executive positions with leading technology firms such as Vice President of Teradata (NYSE:TDC), Director of Professional Services North America of MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:NSTR), Director for Professional Strategic Consulting Services of Bell Canada, and Director of National Business Development and later Director of National Strategic Accounts of Rogers Communications. In 2006, she co-founded SeaBlue Inc., a technology strategy consulting firm, building on her business, technology and industry strength along with her extensive high profile client base and team of elite industry consultants providing thought leadership, technical advisory services and strategy execution driving real business outcomes utilizing the breadth of the extensive innovative solutions in the market. Glance Technologies owns and operates Glance Pay, a streamlined payment system that revolutionizes how smartphone users choose where to dine, order food & drink, settle bills, access digital receipts, earn great rewards, & interact with merchants. Glance is building a valuable network of merchants and consumers, and offers targeted in-app marketing, social media marketing, customer feedback, in-merchant messaging and custom rewards programs. The Glance Pay mobile payment system consists of proprietary technology, which includes user apps available for free downloads in IOS (Apple) and Android formats, a merchant manager apps, large scale technology hosting environment with sophisticated anti-fraud technology and lightning fast payment processing. For more information about Glance, please go to: Glance Technology's website Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
News Article | May 9, 2017
MONTRÉAL, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Bell Canada announced on May 1, 2017 that it would redeem on May 12, 2017 (the "Redemption Date"), prior to maturity, all of its outstanding $350,000,000 principal amount of 4.37% Debentures, Series M-35, due September 13, 2017 (the "Series M-35 Debentures"). Today, Bell Canada has determined the redemption price payable for the Series M-35 Debentures on the Redemption Date, according to the terms of such debentures. The redemption price for the Series M-35 Debentures must be equal to the greater of the "Canada Yield Price" and the principal amount of the Series M-35 Debentures, together in each case with accrued and unpaid interest up to, but excluding, the Redemption Date. The "Canada Yield Price", calculated today in accordance with the terms of the Series M-35 Debentures, is $1,011.110 per $1,000 of principal amount. Accordingly, the Series M-35 Debentures will be redeemed on the Redemption Date at a price equal to $1,011.110 per $1,000 of principal amount of debentures plus $7.184 for accrued and unpaid interest up to, but excluding, the Redemption Date.
News Article | May 9, 2017
ATIS' Smart Cities Technology Roadmap was developed through extensive discussions with city leaders, solution providers and manufacturers — all of whom are heavily invested in creating successful Smart Cities environments. It is available free of charge here. "Rapidly advancing capabilities to collect and analyze constant real-time data are starting to help better manage many citizen-centric functions, improving traffic flow monitoring, public safety, and more," said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. "The Roadmap is a much-needed focal point for dialogue between city planners and the ICT industry." Plans being made now will be more effective if they consider the introduction of 5G solutions in the next few years. These deliver the promise of high bandwidth, low-latency and pervasive connectivity offering Smart City ecosystems a new generation of applications. The Roadmap helps planners look ahead to leverage advancements like these. It provides an overview of Smart Cities technology challenges and benefits and offers a high-level technology framework and summary of key technology enablers. The Roadmap also includes a deeper analysis on the current state of standards, a review of technology choices, and an assessment of critical factors that may impact future deployment. ATIS wishes to thank the companies participating in Roadmap development: AT&T, Bell Canada, C-Spire, CenturyLink, Cisco, Cox Communications, Ericsson, Fujitsu, HPE, iconectiv, InterDigital, JMA Wireless, Motorola, NextNav, Nokia, Oracle, Qualcomm, Sprint, TELUS, Verizon, Viavi and West Safety Services. Learn more about ATIS' work on 5G, Smart Cities and more: www.atis.org. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-roadmap-guides-smart-cities-planners-to-the-connected-cities-of-the-future-300453223.html
News Article | May 25, 2017
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Netformx®, the leader in sales enablement and profit acceleration platforms for IT solution providers, announced today that the Netformx Digital Ecosystem as a Service (ESaaS) was recognized by Pipeline at their 2017 Innovation Awards gala in Nice, France on May 15. Netformx ESaaS was recognized first as a semi-finalist and then as one of the two finalists for its groundbreaking advances in Business Support Systems (BSS) category, which included the areas of ordering, charging, billing, revenue management, and other functions. The cloud-based Netformx Ecosystem as a Service takes a holistic approach to Enterprise sales enablement and profit acceleration that speeds IT digital transformations. Through collaboration, analytics, and a wealth of supporting information, the Netformx ESaaS integrates business and IT design functions into a comprehensive and coordinated whole that improves quality and profitability and thereby ensures customer satisfaction. With this new ESaaS approach, solution providers can now efficiently design, analyze, and sell IT offerings from pre- to post-sales while unlocking customer and business insights that impact profitability. “Congratulations to Netformx for being a 2017 Pipeline Innovation Awards finalist in the BSS category. Netformx ESaaS was selected from a field of more than 100 nominations, including some of the largest technology providers in the industry, through a rigorous evaluation process that objectively assessed the company, technology, and level of innovation,” said Scott St. John, Pipeline Magazine Publisher and Managing Editor. “The recognition provided by the Innovation Award judges, comprised of an esteemed panel of key executives from top service providers and influential analysts, validates technology advancements Netformx is making in this space.” “We are proud that Netformx ESaaS has been recognized for its innovations, enabling solution providers to sell IT solutions more effectively to Enterprises,” said Ittai Bareket, Netformx CEO. “Our unique combination of powerful intelligent, collaborative, and automated solutions bring increased margins and competitive advantage to our clients as well as increased productivity to their design, sales, and operations teams.” Netformx is the leader in sales enablement and profit acceleration platforms for solution providers. Netformx delivers a Digital Ecosystem as a Service (ESaaS), which enables IT solution providers to design, analyze, and sell winning and implementable multivendor solutions for Enterprise customers, while operating their businesses profitably. Netformx accelerates solution provider profits by providing powerful business intelligence, actionable insights, collaboration, and automation that connect people, information, and processes. The result is increased competitiveness and productivity across the sales lifecycle. Netformx has over 2,000 service provider, systems integrator, and technology vendor customers in more than 120 countries including ALE, AT&T, Bell Canada, British Telecom, CDW, Cisco, Dimension Data, Insight, Juniper, Optus, Orange Business Services, Sprint, and Telstra. Our comprehensive KnowledgeBase™ contains client and vendor products, services, and program compliance data from vendors such as Cisco, ALE, Brocade, Check Point, EMC, Juniper, Avaya, APC, Belden, Jabra, and Riverbed. The wide-ranging, up-to-date data enable our customers to quickly create accurate designs and proposals and to maximize profitability. More information can be found at www.Netformx.com.
News Article | May 5, 2017
The five new international conferences that will take place in Toronto as a result of the dedication from Leaders Circle Ambassadors will take place between 2017 and 2024 and will gather worldwide thought leaders across a variety of subjects including immigration law, industrial technology, and public health. The combined estimated economic benefit generated for Toronto by these new international meetings is estimated to be more than $22 million. A research grant awarded by the Leaders Circle was presented by Ontario's Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, Minister Moridi, to Dr. Patrizia Albanese from the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University to acknowledge her efforts in leading the successful convention bid for the 2018 ISA World Congress of Sociology and to support the Project named "What are International Meetings Worth on an Intellectual Level? An Ethnographic Case Study & Evaluation of an International Networking Opportunity among Canadian Junior Scholars in the Lead-Up to a World Congress". "High-profile international meetings in Ontario provide a spotlight for our leading researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators to shine," said Reza Moridi, Ontario's Minister of Research, Innovation and Science. "The Leaders Circle acknowledges and rewards the efforts of professionals who bring important international meetings to Toronto. For the province's researchers and innovators, this recognition is an added bonus that helps sustain them on their path to discovery." "Toronto has a rich research and innovation story to tell and The Leaders Circle is proud to help members tell these stories to the world," said Kathy Nicolay, Leaders Circle Manager. "Tonight's theme of 'coming together' reflects our successful bidding partnerships and also celebrates new strategic partnerships with thought leaders from various industries." "I absolutely would recommend working with Leaders Circle and Tourism Toronto for anyone who is beginning down the path of trying to bid for an international congress," said Ambassador Corinne Eisenbraun, Director of Education & Policy Programs at Dietitians of Canada. "They had the depth in their support staff to really help us put forward a highly professional presentation. We can bring the content expertise and the subject matter expertise, but the real business of hosting a congress and of putting such an event on needs professional support through the Leaders Circle and Tourism Toronto." Dr. Maurice Bitran Chief Executive Officer & Chief Science Officer at the Ontario Science Centre Association of Science – Technology Centres 2019 Annual Conference Ms. Catherine Paisley Vice President, Science Education & Education Experience at the Ontario Science Centre Association of Science – Technology Centres 2019 Annual Conference Dr. Dimitri Androutsos Chair and Professor, Ryerson University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2021 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) Dr. Kostas Plataniotis Professor, University of Toronto Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Bell Canada Chair in Multimedia 2021 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) Dr. Xiao Ping (Steven) Zhang Professor, Ryerson University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2021 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) Dr. Sheldon Williamson Associate Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering IEEE 18th International Conference on Industrial Technology Ms. Corinne Eisenbraun Director of Education Policy & Programs, Dietitians of Canada 19th International Congress of Dietetics About the Leaders Circle The Leaders Circle program partners with top thinkers, innovators, and researchers throughout the Toronto region to bring international meetings to the city. These meetings showcase Toronto as a place of innovation, excellence and opportunity. Supported by the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Tourism Toronto, the Leaders Circle ensures Toronto hosts international meetings that provide a transfer of knowledge, build on the city's global reputation, promote innovation and ground breaking institutions, and leave a legacy of social and economic benefits to the city and region. For more, please visit www.theleaderscircle.ca.
News Article | May 4, 2017
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Netformx®, the leader in sales enablement and profit acceleration platforms for IT solution providers, announced today that Quality Network Components, Inc. (QNC) products are now available in the Netformx KnowledgeBase™. Quality Network Components is a leading manufacturer and distributor of optical solutions. Netformx DesignXpert®, the industry benchmark for enterprise technology solution design and proposal generation, is supported by the Netformx KnowledgeBase, the richest multivendor content library in the world. Using Netformx DesignXpert, Quality Network Components’ optical transceivers, direct attach cables, PCIe Cards, and Fiber Patch Cables can now be accessed from the KnowledgeBase and incorporated into complete solution designs for the Enterprise. This enables solution providers to use a single platform – DesignXpert both Gold and Platinum Editions – to add QNC products into their multivendor designs and proposals. In the next phase, QNC will incorporate additional products, such as its Media Converter line and patch panels, as well as its MUX/DEMUX, OADM in CWDM/DWDM applications. “As companies expand their networks, they are looking for ways to extend budgets and cut costs. Maintaining profit margins as systems and data transfer speeds grow, while keeping up with the demands of customer usage, requires accuracy and quality components,” said Jason Ross, President of Quality Network Components. “By incorporating QNC’s compatible line in Netformx DesignXpert, solution providers can stretch their IT budgets – up to 50% over OEM components – without jeopardizing the quality of their networks.” “We are pleased to make available QNC’s broad range of optical and direct attach components in the Netformx KnowledgeBase,” said Pete Eggimann, Vice President of Business Development at Netformx. “Including QNC’s products in our multivendor KnowledgeBase extends the choices to DesignXpert users as they create valid designs and proposals.” Netformx is the leader in sales enablement and profit acceleration platforms for solution providers. Netformx delivers a Digital Ecosystem as a Service (ESaaS), which enables IT solution providers to design, analyze, and sell winning and implementable multivendor solutions for Enterprise customers, while operating their businesses profitably. Netformx accelerates solution provider profits by providing powerful business intelligence, actionable insights, collaboration, and automation that connect people, information, and processes. The result is increased competitiveness and productivity across the sales lifecycle. Netformx has over 2,000 service provider, systems integrator, and technology vendor customers in more than 120 countries including ALE, AT&T, Bell Canada, British Telecom, CDW, Cisco, Dimension Data, Insight, Juniper, Optus, Orange Business Services, Sprint, and Telstra. Our comprehensive KnowledgeBase™ contains client and vendor products, services, and program compliance data from vendors such as Cisco, ALE, Brocade, Check Point, EMC, Juniper, Avaya, APC, Belden, Jabra, Riverbed, and now Quality Network Components. The wide-ranging, up-to-date data enable our customers to quickly create accurate designs and proposals and to maximize profitability. More information can be found at www.Netformx.com. Quality Network Components (QNC) is a leading manufacturer distributor of optical solutions covering GBIC, SFP, XFP, SFP+, X2, Xenpak, SFP28, 40G QSFP, 100G QSFP28 and CFP2, CWDM, DWDM, and GPON products. Their 100% Compatible product line covers over 25 major OEMs such as Arista, Alcatel, Brocade, Cisco, Calix, Extreme, Foundry, HP, Juniper, Marconi, Nortel, and many more. QNC offers 20 years of technology industry experience, working with Tier One manufacturers and leading distribution partners around the world.
News Article | May 5, 2017
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 5, 2017) - RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust ("RioCan") (TSX:REI.UN) announced today that Siim A. Vanaselja has been appointed to RioCan's Board of Trustees. "We are very pleased that Siim has agreed to join RioCan's Board of Trustees, his capabilities as a leader in Canadian business, strategy and finance will serve our Board well," said Paul Godfrey, Chair of RioCan's Board of Trustees. "His past experience as CFO of one of Canada's most storied organizations will enhance the strength of our Board and we will draw on his knowledge for RioCan's Audit Committee." "Myself, and the entire senior management team look forward to working with Mr. Vanaselja as a member of the Board of Trustees," said Edward Sonshine, Chief Executive Officer of RioCan. "He will bring a great new perspective to our Board as we continue to transform and enhance our portfolio of shopping centres into Canada's leading portfolio of urban mixed-use and retail properties." Mr. Vanaselja was the Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada from January 2001 to June 2015. Prior to joining BCE Inc., he was a partner at the accounting firm, KPMG Canada in Toronto. Mr. Vanaselja has been designated as the next Chair of TransCanada Corporation, and serves on the boards of Great-West Lifeco Inc. and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. Mr. Vanaselja holds an Honours Bachelor of Business degree from the Schulich School of Business. His community involvement has included work with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto, St. Mary's Hospital, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Québec and the annual Walk for Kids Help Phone. RioCan is Canada's largest real estate investment trust with a total enterprise value of approximately $14.6 billion as at December 31, 2016. RioCan owns and manages Canada's largest portfolio of shopping centres with ownership interests in a portfolio of 300 Canadian retail and mixed use properties, including 15 properties under development, containing an aggregate net leasable area of 47 million square feet. For further information, please refer to RioCan's website at www.riocan.com.