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Day 6 of the Vancouver Olympic Games.

Another silver metal for Canada, what a birthday gift to give yourself. That is what Canada’s Marianne St-Gelais did tonight. The Canadian women’s hockey team once again delivered a dazzling showcase of its diverse scoring abilities. The Women’s team clobbered Sweden 13 to 1.  This was team Canada’s third straight victory of the 2010 Olympics. The other big story of the day was Lindsey Vonn winning gold in the women’s downhill sking. What makes this such a large victory is that she is the first American to win downhill gold at the Olympics. Canada’s “speed queens,” who have had extensive training at the Whistler facility had high hopes, but 6th place was the top rank for Canada. Instead of being in 6th place, why not put your business into office space Toronto at th...

This Blog is getting recognized by other bloggers

A side note… it seems that A Better Virtual Office is paying attention to the Telsec blog. This blogger was recently informed that A Better Virtual Office read and shared a blog from this blog you are reading. In their Feb 5th blog they credited the Telsec.net/blog that mentioned Tiger Woods as one they found entertaining. I look forward to reading more from their reviews of not only the Telsec blog but also the Virtual office Toronto packages from Telsec.

Another Gold for Canada, But more Paid Attention to the 8-0 Win by Canada over Norway

It is amazing that more people paid attention to Canaada’s mens hockey win in a preliminary game, than Canada’s Second gold medal.  Today Maëlle Ricker in woman’s Snowboard cross. In a sport like so many events at the Winter Olympics, snowboard cross  is one of those events in which athletes play with danger, if control is lost, then within a instant a serious injury can be  just a split second away. This is not the first Olympics for Maëlle Ricker, at the last olympics, she lost control in the final round and went through the snow fence suffering a concussion. Congradulations Maëlle Ricker…. you showed the world you could come back. It took a good team behind you and a lot of determination. In the face of a bad economy and economic setbacks, your company can also r...

Olympics Day 4, but you want to know about coffee savings

Day 4 of the Olympics did not bring Canada any more gold, but Alexandre Bilodeau did receive his Gold medal tonight, but it was surprising that neither Alexandre Bilodeau nor the American Bryon Wilson removed their hats for the playing of O’Canada and the flag raising.  I wonder how many members of the media will report on that. Hopefully that will be the most controversy of these Olympic games for Canada. Without too much other Olympic news, I was asked by someone today about my Valentines gift blog. I was asked how much money would be saved by having complimentary coffee tea and filtered water at Telsec, opposed to going to a coffee shop to get their coffee. In that blog, I wrote about a woman whose husband bought her the gift of office space Toronto, her husband says that she drinks at ...

Alexandre Bilodeau Ends Gold Medal Drought on Home Soil

Tonight Canadian Olympic history was made when Mens Moguls skier Alexandre Bilodeau took Canada’s first ever Gold medal at a Canadian hosted Olympic Games. Watching the games on TV gave me a chance to watch it live on CTV then ten minutes later on taped delay on NBC.  The American commentators on NBC almost sounded more excited that Canada had finally won Gold at home. Now with that cloud no longer over Team Canada’s head, the door is now open for more Canadian athletes to win gold. Canada is expected to win many more gold medals in various sports, but the One gold medal that most Canadians are looking forward to will be mens ice hockey. Tonight team Canada members started to arrive in Vancouver and what better way to be greeted, than with news of Canada winning first gold. Bus...

Let the Games Begin

As this blogger watched the opening ceremonies of 2010 Olympic game (yes on TV, because I could not get press credentials as the Telsec Blogger) I was impressed by the artistic show that was put on. Then came the parade of nations. I was a little confused by some of the nations who entered one or two athletes. I know that there is no winter in Africa or Australia, so where do these people train? This is a chance for Canada to show the world how multicultural it is, as some of the athletes from many of these obscure countries are actually from Canada and have gone back to the homelands of their parents and grand parents, just so they could compete at these games. Since I was watching on the opening ceremonies on TV, I got the privilege of also seeing the commercials. One commercial that sto...

Unique Valentine Gift Ideas

With Valentine’s Day on Sunday, many people are still trying to find that unique Valentine’s gift. For many it will end up coming down to a box of chocolates and a dozen red rose, for others it will be a Vermont Teddy Bear or a Pajamagram.  But there is still those hopeless romantics who seek that ultimate Valentines gift that their love would not expect. Some of those unexpected gifts for her would be; giving the gift of Chic Flix (a nice gift card from a video rental service and a promise that he will watch them with her).  An in home spa day (complete with manicure, pedicure and a massage) or even a trip to Chicago (with tickets to see an Oprah taping). Some unexpected and unique gifts for him would be; a weekend getaway with his best friend (Vegas Baby), tickets to see his favourite sp...

How Would Your Company Recover From a Disaster?

With cold Canadian winters, comes broken pipes, flooding, electrical  fires, and other unexpected disasters. While the world is looking at the earthquake disaster in Haiti, smaller disasters that effect businesses here at home often go unreported. Some of the recent business disasters I have heard of in the past two weeks were; a small legal practice was forced out of their offices when a pipe burst, a 3 story office building was shut down when an electrical fire destroyed the transformer, the  Toronto office space of a company was flooded when a toilet from a unit above overflowed, and even the newsroom of CTV Ottawa was destroyed by a fire. While for most businesses their insurance will cover the damages, the most important thing is the implementation of disaster recovery and getting bac...

Canadian firms get a broader exemption from Buy America

The Canadian government had been working on a waiver that would shield Canada’s exporters from the Buy America provisions that  the U.S. Congress placed on U.S. President Barack Obama’s $787 billion  economic stimulus package introduced last year. This type of protectionism did not only harm Canadian exporters, but it also prevented US firms from spending their money on developing their Canadian markets. Many US companies gave up their Canadian office space and tried to service Canadian clients from offices in the United States. As news spreads of the lifting of restrictions, more and more American firms seeking Toronto office space are looking at coming back to Canada, but are looking at more economic office solutions that do not involve a great deal of investment. These companies who are...

Obama unveils $3.83T budget and Donald Trump is coming to Toronto

US President Obama unveils $3.83 Trillion budget and yet there is more of a buzz that “The Donald” (as in Donald Trump), is coming to the Toronto area for 4 days to conduct free seminars on building wealth, rather than spending it. Maybe Trump needs to buy the White House and flip it for a few Trillion dollars. Then Obama could use that money to offset the US budget deficit. Trump could then rent the White House back to the government as Washington office space. The President could also rent office space in New York and Office space in Toronto from Telsec. Having serviced offices in Toronto and other major cities, companies can have a presence without the expense of furnishing a full sized office. They would get the amenities of a serviced office without the capital expense of ...