Advertising and Marketing Communications - Class of 2017 To Donate over $1,700 to Nutrition for Learning
This semester Kolby Thomson Latimer (teacher, business women and philanthropist) taught her students the impact of networking, value of sponsorship and importance of community. The class of 0017 raised over $1,700 for Nutrition for Learning after expenses with their silent auction and sponsorships combined.
Sandvine: Almost 70% of Kodi Installations Are Configured to Access Unlicensed Video
Set-Top Box Sellers, Unlicensed Video Services, and File Hosts Profiting Most
Waterloo - Sandvine released a Global Internet Phenomena Spotlight focusing on the "fully-loaded" Kodi ecosystem in North America. The report is based on data collected from multiple tier-1 fixed access networks in North America and examines the mechanics and economics of using Kodi to access what many content owners believe to be unlicensed live and on-demand video content.
Nominations Accepted unitl August 11
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Jack Young Civic Award
Region of Waterloo - Nominations are now open for the 2017 Jack Young Civic Award. Nominations will be accepted by the Region up to 4 pm. on Friday, August 11, 2017.
Region of Waterloo Council Info from May 3, 2017
Council Info is a summary of discussion and the major items presented at the Region of Waterloo Council meetings. It is circulated immediately following each meeting. Homer Watson Boulevard Improvements; Paramedic response time targets approved; Affordable housing projects approved for Waterloo Region; Public access defibrillator program find savings; Council approves purchase of former Provincial Courthouse for Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS); Region joins SWIFT as full partner, contributing $2.2 million to build Internet broadband for everyone; Tenders/Contracts.
Flood Message #1 Flood Watch
Forecast rainfall increases risk for potential flooding
The Grand River Watershed received between 25 and 50 mm of rain since Saturday. Runoff from this rainfall did not result in major flooding. Flows in rivers and watercourses are higher than normal for this time of year. Ground conditions throughout the watershed are very saturated and have limited ability to absorb rainfall.
Extending weight loss programme helps people who are overweight keep more weight off, and is cost-effective
Offering a year-long programme of weight loss classes could prevent an additional 1,786 cases of disease (hypertension, diabetes, heart disease) for every 100,000 people compared to a 12-week programme.
Magna bridges Silicon Valley to auto industry through new Technology Advisory Council
iPod and Nest inventor Tony Fadell and MIT Mobility Professor Ian Hunter join the council; Council offers high-level strategic planning insights, Accelerates company's innovation initiatives
Troy, Michigan - With technology impacting virtually every aspect of the vehicle, Magna has assembled a Technology Advisory Council to contribute to future innovation projects, provide direction to Magna's technology road maps and identify additional business opportunities.
Commercial Real Estate
Investor demand continues to outstrip available supply of product for sale in Greater Toronto Area
First Quarter 2017 Greater Toronto Area Commercial Real Estate Investment Review
Toronto - Following a record year of almost $12 billion in commercial real estate investment sales in 2016, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) investment market recorded a 14% quarter-over-quarter decline in sales to $2.4 billion in the first quarter of 2017. This drop marked the region's third consecutive quarter of falling investment sales activity; however, the first-quarter dollar volume is 12% higher than the first-quarter 2016 level.
Upcoming closures in Downtown Kitchener
Waterloo Region The intersection of Queen and Charles in Downtown Kitchener, will close for approximately three weeks.
Ontario Budget 2017
Many organizations and individuals in the Kitchener-Waterloo area will be directly affected by the 2017 budget. Here’s a sample of their feedback, as prepared by Daiene Vernile, MPP Kitchener Centre's office, on the impact these new investments will have on the people they serve.
Competitiveness Boost Urgently Needed to Meet Africa’s Demographic Challenges
Without urgent action to address stagnating levels of competitiveness, Africa’s economies will not create enough jobs for the young people entering the job market; If current policies remain unchanged, fewer than than one-quarter of the 450 million new jobs needed in the next 20 years will be created
Durban, South Africa The ability of sub-Saharan Africa’s economies to generate enough jobs for its young and growing population rests on the successful implementation of urgent structural reforms to boost productivity. This is the key finding of the World Economic Forum Africa Competitiveness Report 2017, published recently.
Digital Innovation Skills Certificate (DISC) Program helps local businesses grow
Kitchener Small business owners in the region are invited to submit an online application to be a part of the Digital Innovation Skills Certificate (DISC ) Program, connecting them with a digital growth team of graduate students and industry experts to help their business grow online.
Transit RFQ for Designers
Region of Waterloo launches RFQ for game changing mixed-use transit hub
Waterloo Region The Region of Waterloo has launched phase 1 of its bidding process to select the private developer who will build the large mixed-use transit hub on Victoria and King Street in Kitchener. This high profile project is predicted to change the way people think about Waterloo Region.
Reverse Collision Day - May 25, 2017
Innovation Guelph's first Reverse Collision Day offers 'look inside' Danby for new business growth
Guelph - Entrepreneurs are invited to "look inside" Danby for new business opportunities during Innovation Guelph's first Reverse Collision Day May 25, 2017. At the event Danby CEO Jim Estill and other local business leaders will share their vision for how entrepreneurs can create or grow businesses by addressing the needs of large companies, and by capitalizing on existing infrastructure, market knowledge and industry contacts.