|By Marketwired .||
|May 12, 2014 04:44 PM EDT||
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/12/14 -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be in Nova Scotia on May 14 and 15, 2014.
The Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada will first stop at Canadian Forces Base Greenwood to take part in the presentation and consecration of a new Standard. He will address Canadian Armed Forces members on this occasion.
His Excellency will attend the launch of the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia's Smart & Caring Community Fund. He will be showing his support for the fund by visiting not-for-profit organizations in the communities of Mahone Bay, Gold River and Chester. His Excellency will also present the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award to people from across the province.
In Halifax, the Governor General will join young people aged 15 to 30 to discuss youth engagement at a round-table discussion hosted by United Way Halifax. Finally, he will receive an honorary degree at the University of King's College's 225th Encaenia ceremony and deliver the convocation address to the assembled graduates and other honorary degree recipients.
Below is His Excellency's detailed itinerary (Atlantic Daylight Time):
Wednesday, May 14 Greenwood 10 a.m. Presentation of Colours to 405 Squadron The Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada will preside over the presentation and consecration of a new Standard to 405 Long Range Patrol Squadron. His Excellency will conduct the inspection of the guard of honour and deliver an address on this occasion. Formed in 1941, 405 Eagle Squadron was the Royal Canadian Air Force's first bomber Squadron. Today, the Squadron's primary responsibilities remain those of intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and control of Canada's eastern approaches. Canadian Forces Base Greenwood, Greenwood OPEN TO MEDIA MEDIA CONTACT: Lt (N) Sylvain Rousseau, Canadian Forces Base Greenwood, 902-765-1494 ext. 5101 or [email protected] Wednesday, May 14 Mahone Bay 2 p.m. Launch of the Lunenburg County Smart & Caring Community Fund As patron of Community Foundations of Canada, His Excellency will attend the launch of the Lunenburg County Smart & Caring Community Fund, which will support initiatives focused on sustaining and improving the quality of life in the region. On this occasion, the Governor General will deliver a speech and present the Caring Canadian Award to deserving volunteers from Nova Scotia. The names of the recipients and their citations will be available online (www.gg.ca) at a later date. Leading up to 2017, community foundations from all across Canada are answering the Governor General's call to service and connecting the country by establishing Smart & Caring Community Funds. The funds will give communities the flexibility they need to take advantage of local opportunities, and to help make them the smart and caring places they can become. Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School Street, Mahone Bay OPEN TO MEDIA MEDIA CONTACT: Allison Kouzovnikov, Community Foundation of Nova Scotia, 902-490-5907(w), 902-225-1486 (c) or [email protected] Wednesday, May 14 Gold River 3:15 p.m. Visit to an After-School Program for Mi'kmaw Children The Governor General will join Acadia First Nation Chief Deborah Robinson, student support worker and Native artist Ms. Sheila Porter, and Mi'kmaq children between the ages of 6 to 11 during their after-school activities. His Excellency will receive a talking stick from the children. The after-school program that Ms. Porter delivers with her husband Duane includes assistance with reading, writing and arithmetic, along with information about Native history and traditions. Acadia First Nation is a Mi'kmaw Nation with ties to traditional territory. It encompasses five reserves: Yarmouth, Ponhook, Medway, Wildcat and Gold River. For more information about Acadia First Nation, please visit http://www.acadiafirstnation.ca/. Gold River Health Centre, 311 Beech Hill Road, Gold River OPEN TO MEDIA MEDIA CONTACT: Allison Kouzovnikov, Community Foundation of Nova Scotia, 902-490-5907 (w), 902-225-1486 (c) or [email protected] Wednesday, May 14 Chester 4 p.m. Visit to Bonny Lea Farm His Excellency will visit The Herb Garden and The Bark Barn at Bonny Lea Farm which offers various services and activities that assist people with disabilities. He will meet with participants and support workers for both programs. In 1973, a group of interested men and women developed a vision to assist young people with disabilities by providing them with opportunities to learn the skills they needed to lead meaningful and productive lives in their communities. Their vision involved teaching, advocacy and challenging conventions, leading to the incorporation of the South Shore Community Service Association and the founding of Bonny Lea Farm. For more information, please visit www.bonnyleafarm.ca. Bonny Lea Farm, 5 Collicutt Road Hwy 14, Chester OPEN TO MEDIA Media Contact: Allison Kouzovnikov, Community Foundation of Nova Scotia, 902-490-5907 (w), 902-225-1486 (c) or [email protected] Thursday, May 15 Halifax 11 a.m. Governor General's Round-Table Discussion on Youth Engagement His Excellency will participate in a round-table discussion on youth engagement hosted by United Way Halifax. He will join in conversations with young people aged 15 to 30 who are actively involved in their communities to hear the views. Over the past year, the Governor General has hosted round-table discussions on youth engagement all across the country. The latest editions have followed the launch of My Giving Moment, a national multimedia campaign designed to encourage Canadians to think about what they have to give and then to act on those opportunities. The campaign, inspired by His Excellency, is part of an ongoing effort to promote giving among Canadians and to build a smarter, more caring nation. For more information, please visit www.mygivingmoment.ca. St. Mary's Boat Club, 1641 Fairfield Road, Halifax OPEN TO MEDIA MEDIA CONTACT: Carole McDougall, United Way Halifax, (902) 461-3082 or [email protected] 2:30 p.m. The University of King's College's 225th Encaenia Ceremony The Governor General will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law from the university and deliver the convocation address as part of the 225th Encaenia ceremony to be held at King's College. His Excellency will receive the honorary degree for his services to education and universities, and to Canada. The ceremony will be live streamed on the University of King's College's home page. King's offers an undergraduate experience through its Foundation Year Programme, interdisciplinary upper-year programmes in Contemporary Studies, Early Modern Studies, and History of Science and Technology, and over 60 different degree options. Its School of Journalism offers both bachelor and master's degrees. For more information, visit www.ukings.ca. Cathedral Church of All Saints, 1330 Martello Street, Halifax PHOTO OP - At approximately 2:15 p.m., in front of the cathedral, upon the arrival of the procession of graduating students and honorary degree recipients. MEDIA CONTACT: Cheryl Bell, University of King's College, 902-266-9403 or [email protected].
Follow GGDavidJohnston and RideauHall on Facebook and Twitter.
Rideau Hall Press Office
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pythian, a global IT services company specializing in helping companies leverage disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, Big Data, advance...
Aug. 30, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 257
SYS-CON Events announced today the Containers & Microservices Bootcamp, being held November 3-4, 2015, in conjunction with 17th Cloud Expo, @ThingsExpo, and @DevOpsSummit at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. This is your chance to get started with the latest technology in the industry. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the Containers and Microservices Bootcamp, led by Janakiram MSV, a Microsoft Regional Director, will include presentations as well as hands-on...
Aug. 30, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 249
Cloud and datacenter migration innovator AppZero has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance Program. AppZero is a fast, flexible way to move Windows Server applications from any source machine – physical or virtual – to any destination server, in any cloud or datacenter, using its patented container technology. AppZero’s container is also called a Virtual Application Appliance (VAA). To facilitate Microsoft Azure onboarding, AppZero has two purpose-built offerings: AppZero SP for Azure,...
Aug. 30, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 157
Organizations from small to large are increasingly adopting cloud solutions to deliver essential business services at a much lower cost. According to cyber security experts, the frequency and severity of cyber-attacks are on the rise, causing alarm to businesses and customers across a variety of industries. To defend against exploits like these, a company must adopt a comprehensive security defense strategy that is designed for their business. In 2015, organizations such as United Airlines, Sony...
Aug. 30, 2015 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 425
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Aug. 30, 2015 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 861
Consumer IoT applications provide data about the user that just doesn’t exist in traditional PC or mobile web applications. This rich data, or “context,” enables the highly personalized consumer experiences that characterize many consumer IoT apps. This same data is also providing brands with unprecedented insight into how their connected products are being used, while, at the same time, powering highly targeted engagement and marketing opportunities. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nathan Trel...
Aug. 30, 2015 10:15 AM EDT Reads: 208
Red Hat is investing in Tesora, the number one contributor to OpenStack Trove Database as a Service (DBaaS) also ranked among the top 20 companies contributing to OpenStack overall. Tesora, the company bringing OpenStack Trove Database as a Service (DBaaS) to the enterprise, has announced that Red Hat and others have invested in the company as a part of Tesora's latest funding round. The funding agreement expands on the ongoing collaboration between Tesora and Red Hat, which dates back to Febr...
Aug. 30, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 327
IBM’s Blue Box Cloud, powered by OpenStack, is now available in any of IBM’s globally integrated cloud data centers running SoftLayer infrastructure. Less than 90 days after its acquisition of Blue Box, IBM has integrated its Blue Box Cloud Dedicated private-cloud-as-a-service into its broader portfolio of OpenStack® based solutions. The announcement, made today at the OpenStack Silicon Valley event, further highlights IBM’s continued support to deliver OpenStack solutions across all cloud depl...
Aug. 30, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 216
Everyone talks about continuous integration and continuous delivery but those are just two ends of the pipeline. In the middle of DevOps is continuous testing (CT), and many organizations are struggling to implement continuous testing effectively. After all, without continuous testing there is no delivery. And Lab-As-A-Service (LaaS) enhances the CT with dynamic on-demand self-serve test topologies. CT together with LAAS make a powerful combination that perfectly serves complex software developm...
Aug. 30, 2015 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 178
Through WebRTC, audio and video communications are being embedded more easily than ever into applications, helping carriers, enterprises and independent software vendors deliver greater functionality to their end users. With today’s business world increasingly focused on outcomes, users’ growing calls for ease of use, and businesses craving smarter, tighter integration, what’s the next step in delivering a richer, more immersive experience? That richer, more fully integrated experience comes ab...
Aug. 30, 2015 09:15 AM EDT Reads: 602
With the proliferation of connected devices underpinning new Internet of Things systems, Brandon Schulz, Director of Luxoft IoT – Retail, will be looking at the transformation of the retail customer experience in brick and mortar stores in his session at @ThingsExpo. Questions he will address include: Will beacons drop to the wayside like QR codes, or be a proximity-based profit driver? How will the customer experience change in stores of all types when everything can be instrumented and a...
Aug. 30, 2015 09:15 AM EDT Reads: 432
In today's digital world, change is the one constant. Disruptive innovations like cloud, mobility, social media, and the Internet of Things have reshaped the market and set new standards in customer expectations. To remain competitive, businesses must tap the potential of emerging technologies and markets through the rapid release of new products and services. However, the rigid and siloed structures of traditional IT platforms and processes are slowing them down – resulting in lengthy delivery ...
Aug. 30, 2015 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 566
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ab...
Aug. 30, 2015 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 334
WSM International, the pioneer and leader in server migration services, has announced an agreement with WHOA.com, a leader in providing secure public, private and hybrid cloud computing services. Under terms of the agreement, WSM will provide migration services to WHOA.com customers to relocate some or all of their applications, digital assets, and other computing workloads to WHOA.com enterprise-class, secure cloud infrastructure. The migration services include detailed evaluation and planning...
Aug. 30, 2015 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 155
The Internet of Things (IoT) is about the digitization of physical assets including sensors, devices, machines, gateways, and the network. It creates possibilities for significant value creation and new revenue generating business models via data democratization and ubiquitous analytics across IoT networks. The explosion of data in all forms in IoT requires a more robust and broader lens in order to enable smarter timely actions and better outcomes. Business operations become the key driver of I...
Aug. 30, 2015 08:30 AM EDT Reads: 385