Dan Pink:The puzzle of motivation
Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories and maybe, a way forward. Bidding adieu to his last "real job" as Al Gore's speechwriter, Dan Pink went freelance to spark a right-brain revolution in the career marketplace.
BMW Celebrates 40 Years of BMW Art Cars
MUNICH - The renowned BMW Art Car Collection celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The celebrations got under way with exhibitions in Hong Kong, the Centre Pompidou, the BMW Museum and the Concorso d'Eleganza on Lake Como, where the first four BMW Art Cars by Alexander Calder, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, plus the M3 GT2 created by Jeff Koons, were on display from May 22 to 24. Further presentations are set to follow later in 2015 in New York, Miami and Shanghai.
Cubic Introduces Innovative Instrumenting Adaptation for the C16 Automatic Grenade Launcher System
Cubic Global Defense to provide new technology for the Canadian Army under contract valued at more than $5.5 million
SAN DIEGO, CA Cubic Global Defense, a business of Cubic Corporation today announced the introduction of new technology that can adapt the C16 Automatic Grenade Launcher System (AGLS) for use in realistic, live training environments without interfering with the weapon's normal operation. Cubic will provide the Canadian Army with the enhanced system capability under a contract valued at more than $5.5 million as part of the Weapon Effects Simulation (WES) program.
Income & Saving
Higher TFSA limit prompts one-quarter of Canadians to save more
While some Canadians plan to save more, others say they don't have the savings to take advantage of the higher limit
Toronto - A recent CIBC poll finds that one-quarter (27 per cent) of Canadians plan to contribute more annually to their Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) following the federal government's decision to increase the annual contribution limit to $10,000 from $5,500.
Nomination call for the Waterloo Award
Waterloo - Do you know someone who has enhanced the quality of life in Waterloo? If so, consider nominating them for the city’s highest civic honour the Waterloo Award. “The success of our city is not dependent on one person or one thing. It’s the result of many people coming together to achieve a common goal,” said Mayor Jaworsky. “I look forward to meeting and honouring this year’s recipients for their commitment to making Waterloo such an incredible city.”
Electric power statistics for March 2015
Demand in Ontario rose 6.8% to 11.3 million MWh in March
Ottawa - Canada's demand for electricity in March totalled 50.1 million megawatt hours (MWh), down 5.1% from March 2014 levels. Lower demand in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia contributed to the decline. With the drop in demand, electricity generation fell 1.3% to 55.2 million MWh. Lower domestic demand also resulted in much weaker imports of electricity from the United States. Electricity imports in March declined 1.0 million MWh compared with March 2014 to 0.9 million MWh, while exports rose 20.6% to 6.0 million MWh.
Flooding Out West
The Co-operators launches flood insurance in Alberta
Guelph - Yesterday, Co-operators General Insurance Company launched ground-breaking new insurance coverage that protects homeowners in Alberta against damage caused by overland flooding. The new coverage, which is available throughout the province, is an inclusive and flexible solution designed to protect homes against the most common causes of water damage flooding caused by an overflow from a body of water, sewer/water backup and accumulation of surface water caused by heavy rain.
Technology, Alerts & Safety
Ontario Amber Alert Program Enhanced
State of the Art Technology brings Valuable Messages to More People
ORILLIA - The first hours after a child goes missing are crucial to their safe recovery. That's why it's so important to spread the word. The Ontario AMBER Alert program utilizes social media to effect the dissemination of child abduction information. The viral power of social media enables us to reach hundreds of thousands of Canadians within mere moments of an alert going out.
Hydro One Responds to Ombudsman's Report
Toronto - Hydro One released the following statement in response to the Ombudsman of Ontario's report entitled:Investigation into the transparency of Hydro One's billing practices and the timeliness and effectiveness of the process for responding to customer concerns.
Arts & Culture
Waterloo Region artists invited to enter CIGI Community Art Contest with $17,400 in prizes
Waterloo The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), with generous funding support from the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation The Musagetes Fund, invites all artists in the Waterloo Region to participate in the CIGI Community Art Contest.
City of Waterloo council summary from May 25, 2015 meeting
Waterloo - The council summary link provides a snapshot of the major items presented at the City of Waterloo's last nights council meeting.
Mainstay Rotary event raises money for new moms, babies in Haiti
WATERLOO REGION - Funds raised at this year’s Kitchener-Conestoga Rotary Club Lobsterfest will help save lives at a hospital in Haiti. The Rotary event, marking its 44th anniversary, takes place June 5 at Bingemans in Kitchener. Doors open at 6 p.m. The $85 single-ticket price includes a $50 tax receipt.
Arts & Culture
Fame, fortune … and all that jazz at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
ST. JACOBS Drayton Entertainment’s outstanding 2015 Season continues with a bang as the iconic Broadway sensation Chicago hits the stage at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. Audiences will be dazzled as a stellar cast and creative team brings this scandalous story to life in all its glamourous glory from June 3rd to June 27th.
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