Quarterback/bachelor brings his double-threat status to Canada

Former NFL quarterback, onetime star of ABC's The Bachelor, and Nepean ON-native Jesse Palmer has signed an exclusive broadcast deal with TSN and CTV. The former New York Giants backup will work this season as an NFL analyst on TSN's SportsCentre as well as a NY-based entertainment correspondent for CTV's entertainment program eTalk. "Although I've spent most of my adult life in the U.S., I'm still a Canadian at heart and I'm excited to appear on the airwaves north of the border," said Palmer in a press release. "This is a unique opportunity that combines my passion for football and interest in the world of entertainment. I grew up watching TSN and am thrilled to now be part of the team." Palmer will headline the new Monday Morning Quarterback segment on SportsCentre beginning September 3 and lasting throughout the season. He will also regularly interview A-list stars from the world of movies, TV, music and fashion on eTalk, Canada's most-watched entertainment newsmagazine program.

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Hurlow retires from Cygnal

Cygnal Technologies Corp. has announced that Gerald Hurlow has retired from the company has a direction and chair of the board of directors. He will be replaced by Jos Wintermans, who has served as Cygnal's CEO since November 2005. Hurlow has been chair of the board since 1993 and also served as president and CEO from August 2004 to November 2005. "After much reflection I feel the time is right to step aside," Hurlow said in a statement. "I believe Jos Wintermans has guided Cygnal through its most difficult times, and the road to success is now clear. I am confident that the company is in the hands of a strong, capable and energetic leader."

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Cell-Loc appoints VP of international

Cell-Loc Location Technologies Inc. has appointed Keith Bohn as VP-International to help expand the company's business opportunities in Brazil and in the remainder of South and Central America. The appointment is for a six-month term. Bohn is a director of the company and has considerable experience in marketing and business development in international markets.

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C-COM names corporate secretary

Shane McLean has been appointed corporate secretary at Ottawa-based C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., taking over from Martin Aquilina who resigned from the position. McLean served as legal counsel for C-COM for the past years while working at law firm Labarge Weinstein.

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Urban legends go mobile

In the murky nether regions of the Web, urban legends about vanishing hitchhikers and alligators lurking in sewers abound. But another category of techno-legends that sound quasi-plausible also proliferates in cyber-space. Are stories about mysterious cellphone capabilities true?

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Branchez-Vous! doubles net earnings in Q2 2007

Montreal-based Internet media company Branchez-Vous inc., owner of Quebec's largest Internet portal Branchez-Vous.com, recorded second-quarter net earnings doubling the total from the same quarter in 2006. For the quarter ended June 30, 2007 the company reported $1,370,000 in revenues and $268,000 in net earnings compared, respectively, to $1,092,000 and $114,00 from the quarter ended June 30 2006. "BRANCHEZ-VOUS! continued to grow in sync with the Internet advertising market," said Branchez-Vous CEO Patrick Pierra in a news release. "With net earnings representing 14% of sales for the first six months of 2007 and 19% of sales in the second quarter of 2007, we got back to a satisfying profit margin. We are well positioned to benefit from the sustained growth of our market." The results increased shareholders' equity to $1.8 million, or by 6 cents per share, as of June 30.

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CanWest hearing delayed

The CRTC has announced the public hearing to consider the application by CanWest MediaWorks Inc. to acquire Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc.'s broadcasting companies has been postponed due to the late filings of additional documents. The hearing, which was to take place on September 6, will now be held on November 19. CanWest 52 documents containing more than 300 pages with marked changes late last week. "The CRTC has determined that the extent of the new information is such that interveners should be given a fair opportunity to comment on these documents," read the press release from the commission. Interested parties now have until October 10 to submit any amendments to their interventions, while CanWest may take until October 22 to file amendments to its reply comments.

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Money still can be made in long distance

Whoever said that there wasn't any money to be in long distance telephony services appears to have missed the mark. Phonetime Inc., a Mississauga ON-based long distance telecommunications provider, recorded second quarter revenue of $23 million, the highest level of any quarter in the company's 12-year history. For the first six months of 2007, Phonetime posted revenue of $44 million. Much of the company's revenue growth can be attributed to its wholesale division Phonetime Network and increased sales at Call Select, its retail unit.

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