13th May 2011

Stella And Sam Visit The Backyard At Twilight

zinc Roezinc Roe Games invite you and your children to play alongside Stella and Sam and their dog Fred as they spend a night camping out in their backyard. In Backyard At Twilight, young readers can look for bugs in the tent, discover constellations among the stars and learn about shapes with the fireflies. From the makers of the award-winning Tickle Tap Apps, the Stella and Sam Interactive Adventures combine stunning animation with Backyard At Twilightthree elegantly-designed activities.

Stella: “The night Giant is coming Sam. I think I can hear his big footsteps coming over the meadow.”
Sam: “I can too!”

The Stella and Sam Apps are based on the television show and the bestselling picture book series by Marie-Louise Gay. Over one million copies of Stella and Sam books have been translated into fifteen languages,  and are loved by children all over the world.

Each Stella and Sam Adventure is rated 4+ and is Compatible with iPads running iOS 4.2 or later. Backyard At Twilight features beautiful fullscreen animation with support for English and French. The story includes three fun and simple games along with quick navigation by both chapter and game.

The Stella and Sam apps are produced by zinc Roe Productions Inc. with the participation of Radical Sheep, the Bell Fund and the Canada Media Fund.

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13th May 2011

QuoteMedia Opens TSX

quotemediaDave Shworan, the CEO of QuoteMedia Ltd., an Arizona-based company with offices in Parksville, Vancouver and Toronto, along with Ungad Chadda, Senior Vice President of the Toronto Stock Exchange, opened TSX  trading today in celebration of the selection of QuoteMedia as the market data and applications provider for TSX InfoSuite™.

“Toronto Stock Exchange is excited to have QuoteMedia open the market today to celebrate the recent launch ofQuoteMedia Opens TSX Photo Credit: TMX TSX InfoSuite,” said Mr. Chadda. “We value QuoteMedia’s expertise as a Canadian data aggregator and their robust and dynamic financial solutions, which is why TSX decided to partner with them on this value-added initiative for our issuers.”

TMX Group Inc. and QuoteMedia, Inc. previously announced the launch of TSX InfoSuite, a new market data and shareholder solution powered by QuoteMedia, which was introduced to enhance the suite of services for TSX and TSX Venture Exchange listed companies.

“We are very proud to have been selected to work with TMX Group to create, host and manage the new TSX InfoSuite services,” said Mr. Shworan. “The selection of QuoteMedia to be the market data and service provider to TMX Group and its issuers is a gratifying validation of our company’s abilities.”

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13th May 2011

Epiphan Releases Two New Utility Apps

epiphanThe EpiphanTouch™ and VGA2Ethernet™ applications by Ottawa’s Epiphan Systems Inc are now available via free download from iTunes and the App Store. These apps can be used for controlling and configuring any Epiphan Systems network-enabled device, including all devices from the epiphan touchrecording and broadcasting line of products.

EpiphanTouch™ is a discovery and configuration utility for Epiphan Systems Inc’s video capture, recording and streaming including the devices listed below.  For example, you can use EpiphanTouch as a remote control to start and stop recording on your Epiphan devices.  The EpiphanTouch Utility will find, identify, configure and control Epiphan devices operating on the same network as your iPhone, iTouch, iPad, iDevice.

EpiphanTouch is compatible with the following Epiphan VGA and DVI capture, recording, and broadcasting devices:

– Frame Grabbers: VGA2Ethernet™, VGA2Ethernet PRO™
– Broadcasters : VGA Broadcaster Lite™, VGA Broadcaster Standard™, VGA Broadcaster PRO™,VGA2WiFi™
– Recorders : VGA Grid™, VGA Recorder Lite™, VGA Recorder Standard™ , VGA Recorder PRO™, vga2ethernetLectureRecorder™
– KVM : KVM2Ethernet™
– Mediphan: DistanceDoc™, MedRecorder™
– VGA Printer™
VGA2Ethernet™ is a client to view and save snapshots of the video captured by VGA2Ethernet and VGA2Ethernet PRO frame grabbers. The application works by connecting over WiFi and automatically detects VGA2Ethernet devices on the same subnet as your iDevice.

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13th May 2011

Exceptional Webinars Made Easy Available On Kindle

exceptional webinars made easyExceptional Webinars Made Easy by Calgary author Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton was released globally this week by Amazon as a Kindle e-book. Designed for trainers, entrepreneurs and small business owners,  Exceptional Webinars Made Easy helps readers understand the basics of what is needed to develop and deliver marketing webinars and basic e-learning training sessions, combining practical “how to” tips with solid best practices for both elearning and business.

This is Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton’s fourth book, but is her first book book on e-learning and her first Kindle book. Eaton founded Exceptional Webinars in 2010 to help independent services professionals and small business owners become more tech savvy in their work and use the power of webinars to become 21st century entrepreneurs and business people.

An international professional speaker, Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton has presented to thousands of people around the globe. With a PhD in Education, she has been working with educational technology since the turn of the millennium and giving webinars since 2005. She is passionate about webinars and the potential they create for business and non-profit organizations. Her passion is effervescent, leaving audiences inspired and ready to take action.

Dr. Eaton has authored hundreds of articles and three previous books. Her work has been featured on radio and numerous websites. In 2009-10, she received a Pinnacle Award Honourable Mention from the Centre for Interactive Learning and Collaboration for her virtual training programs.

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13th May 2011

National Gallery Announces Finalists In Art Competition

National Gallery of CanadaThe second phase in the So You Want To Be an Artist? competition organized by the National Gallery of Canada is now complete, with work by 12 young finalists chosen throughout March by over 20,000 online voters using Facebook. In total, 126 talented artists aged 16 to 19 submitted their work, following the contest launch in January. To see the work and to learn more about the story behind each finalist’s piece visit the MakeArt Gallery.

“We were thrilled with the quality of the submissions we received and congratulate each of the finalists,” said NGC Manager, Youth and School Programs, Gary Goodacre.  “With over 50,000 visits to the contest website from Canada alone, the young people who took part in this contest have been able to share their creativity and passion with audiences in Canada and around the world.”

On May 25, the jury will select the three grand prize winners, who will be announced to the public on June 3. From now until July 2 NGC visitors can enjoy the finalists’ work on the Artissimo Gallery wall, just outside the Special Exhibition galleries, in the concourse leading to the Contemporary Art galleries. The jury is made up of well-known Montreal graffiti artist Roadsworth, Ottawa Citizen arts editor at large Peter Simpson, Radio-Canada cultural reporter Jhade Montpetit and contemporary curator and NGC Elizabeth Simonfay Curatorial Resident of Indigenous Art, Candice Hopkins.

First prize includes transportation, accommodation and meals for a two-night stay in Ottawa for the winner and an accompanying adult, as well as an exclusive behind-the-scenes visit to the NGC that will focus on careers in the visual arts. The winner will receive expert advice on his or her art portfolio and receive a $500 online gift certificate for art supplies. (Note: If the winner lives within a 100 km radius of downtown Ottawa, a $1,000 online gift certificate for art supplies will be awarded instead of the travel portion of the prize.)

The second prize winner will receive a $1,000 online gift certificate for art supplies, and the third prize winner will receive a $500 online gift certificate for art supplies.

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