15th July 2009

Coffee Break News From Across The Country

EA SportsEA Sports has announced that the release date for FIFA 10 will be available in stores internationally from October 2nd for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, Wii™ home video game system, PC, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS™, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and mobile.

*Volunteer Canada has harnessed the power of social media to aid in matching corporate Canada with volunteer opportunities across the country. Through the Centre for Excellence in Corporate Community Involvement, businesses and non-profits from across the country are joining the nationwide membership of Volunteer Canada in an effort to better communicate and work together in partnership as they Volunteer Canadaexchange ideas, best practices, tools and resources.

“This online tool will build upon a solid foundation of corporations that have already engaged their employees to give back to their communities,” said Ruth MacKenzie, president of Volunteer Canada. “Through partnership and communication, we will ensure that this engagement meets the needs of non-profit organizations across the country.”

*Microsoft Canada is giving students (proof of enrollment required) a chance to win $5000.00 in tuition aide along with other great prizes. Beginning today and continuing until 11:59 EDT Wednesday September 30, 2009, students and their family members can buy any Microsoft hardware product and enter online to win.Microsoft Canada

“Microsoft Canada wants to help provide students with all the tools they need to succeed, from money that could be used for their tuition to hardware.” said Charles Chang, product manager, Microsoft Canada Hardware. “It’s a challenging time to be a student. With a shrinking, competitive job market and tough economy, there is added pressure to get a good education and increasingly limited options for funding. ”

Promotional details will be available in most major retail outlets where Microsoft Hardware products are sold. This promotion rewards students who “work smart and play hard” – even if they don’t win the grand prize, there are secondary prizes available to be won, including Xbox 360® Consoles, 120GB Zune® media players, copies of Microsoft® Office Home & Student and $100 Chapters/Indigo gift cards.

*An enterprising west coast man is hoping to make it rich with his new site. Jeremy Burghall, 26, of Burnaby, B.C., launched EveryWordIsForSale.com one month ago and has already made $900 U.S. dollars. Jeremy’s website consists of the entire text of the book, ‘The Science of Getting Rich’, by Wallace Every Word Is For SaleD. Wattles, first published 99 years ago on paper, now written in hypertext, with each word available as a hyperlink advertisement to another website.

“I was following the instructions in the book and the idea popped in my head,” he said. “I’m impressed by simple ideas creating massive wealth and I’ve always wanted to come up with my own, ‘Why didn’t I think of that’ idea.”

Companies can buy his words for $100 U.S. dollars each with the stipulation that they must purchase every instance of the word. The most common and therefore most expensive word is ‘the’, which he hopes to sell for $123,900 U.S. dollars.

“I’ve dreamed of following in the footsteps of the Google guys and my other idols, that took their Internet wealth and supported green technologies,” he said. Jeremy will use the money to create a solar power company.

*Stingray Digital of Montreal has announced that it is now a licensed content partner with YouTube. The partnership includes the launch of a new YouTube Channel for its popular karaoke brand, The KARAOKE Channel.

“People of all ages are bringing karaoke into their homes for parties and nights at home with family and friends. The KARAOKE Channel makes it easy to have an authentic karaoke experience in your living Stingray Digitalroom, whether on television, via the online subscription service and now using YouTube,” says Eric Boyko, President of Stingray Digital Media. “We are excited that our partnership with YouTube will extend The KARAOKE Channel experience to the large and growing YouTube audience.”

This new YouTube channel offers karaoke fans access to hundreds of premium quality, karaoke song lyric videos selected from The KARAOKE Channel’s more than 18,000 song library, the world’s largest licensed online karaoke catalog. Visitors can select a video or choose from a variety of genre-specific playlists. The available titles are professional re-recordings of popular songs from a variety of genres that appeal to a broad range of YouTube users. New videos will be added regularly to keep the content fresh and up to date.

Millions of people are discovering the fun and great entertainment of karaoke through The KARAOKE Channel’s various distribution channels: The KARAOKE Channel ONLINE application, a full-featured online karaoke machine, The KARAOKE Channel On Demand, available on digital cable in more than 35 million North American homes, The KARAOKE Channel Download Store and now The KARAOKE Channel on YouTube.

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