A word game to communicate in any language
||Ajit Narayanan is the founder and CEO of Invention Labs, and the inventor of Avaz AAC, the first assistive device aimed at an Indian market that helps people with speech disabilities -- such as cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disability, aphasia and learning disabilities -- to communicate.
Labour Council supports women's shelters
Kitchener The Waterloo Regional Labour Council raised more than $4,600 for local women's shelters in the Waterloo Region at its first annual International Women's Day fundraiser brunch last Saturday.
CANGO and Greater KW Chamber of Commerce Announce $1000 Nonprofit Innovation Grant
Waterloo Region CANGO is pleased to announce the KW Nonprofit Innovation Grant, sponsored by the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. The GKWCC has offered an award of $1000 to a local nonprofit agency to be used towards implementing innovation; new software, an inspiring event, research, materials development, or supporting a new initiative. The granting process involves the use of free social media tools to encourage the nonprofit community to share their ideas and stories. Innovation thrives in community, and the KW Nonprofit Innovation Grant aims to foster both.
The Digital Economy
OpenText Debuts 2020 Vision Arming Customers with EIM to Address Digital Disruption
2020 Agenda Takes Center Stage During OpenText Global 2014 Innovation Tour
WATERLOO - OpenText, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), has debuted its vision for helping organizations set their 2020 Agenda to ensure success in the new digital economy. As part of its global 2014 Innovation Tour, OpenText is outlining a step-by-step roadmap for C-suite leaders that includes best practices in navigating today's rapidly evolving business landscape.
Tazedirekt.com Selects Descartes' Home Delivery Solution for Next-Day Online Grocery Operations
WATERLOO - Descartes Systems Group, a global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Tazedirekt.com, one of Turkey's most innovative online grocery retailers, has selected Descartes' advanced home delivery solution to manage next-day delivery operations for fresh dairy and meat products. LA Software Group, a Descartes United by Design partner in Turkey, will lead the implementation process at Tazedirekt.com.
National Housing Starts
February 2014 Housing Starts in Canada
OTTAWA - Housing starts in Canada were trending at 192,236 units in February compared to 191,513 in January, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR)(1) of housing starts.
Provincial Housing Starts
February 2014 Housing Starts in Ontario
TORONTO - Housing starts in the Ontario region were trending at 58,938 units in February, compared to 60,639 units in January, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR)(1) of housing starts.
Local Housing Starts
February 2014 Housing Starts in Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo
TORONTO - Housing starts in the Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) were trending down at 1,935 units in February compared to 2,227 in January, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR)(1) of housing starts.
HEC Montréal is launching its new Business French Summer School
Montreal - HEC Montréal is launching its new Business French Summer School, a unique program in North America that will run from August 4 to 22. This training, offered for the first time by a business school, addresses the particular needs of all non-francophone students and is also geared towards anyone who wants to hone their French-language skills used in the workplace.
Korean Trade Deal Threatens Canadian Jobs - Steelworkers
TORONTO - "The Harper government's proposed trade deal with South Korea will kill jobs at home and increase our trade deficit," said Ken Neumann, National Director for United Steelworkers (USW). The USW is concerned that the proposed Canada-Korea trade deal would deepen the trade deficit of $4 billion that Canada ran last year with South Korea.
How to Overcome Stage Fright in Your Life
Award-Winning Director Shares Tips for the Actor in All of Us
More confidence, less stress, discovering inner resources, improving relationships there are thousands of self-help books to help us accomplish these, but do they work? “Self-help strategies can work, as far as they go, but they don’t address a key component that affects everything from how we feel about ourselves to how successfully we interact with others,” says award-winning film director, producer and writer Dr. Richard R. Reichel.
Making Their Wellness Your Business: 10 Fundamentals of a Successful Workplace Wellness Program
An effective workplace wellness program can increase employee engagement, productivity, and loyaltynot to mention boost your company’s bottom line.
By Dr. Carmella Sebastian
Workplace wellness is a hot topic these days. As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aims a spotlight on the value of preventive care, employers will likely take an ever more active role in getting employees fit and healthy. Indeed, the legislation includes a $9 million national initiative designed to establish and evaluate workplace wellness programs. No wonder: According to the CDC, health problems cost American employers $1,685 per employee, per year, in productivity losses. (That’s $225.8 billion every year).
HCNT Accepting Nominations to the 2014 Top Ten Endangered Places List
Submit nominations to Canada’s TOP TEN Endangered Places List by May 9, 2014
Ottawa Heritage Canada The National Trust is accepting nominations to Canada’s Top Ten Endangered Places List. The list is released annually to bring national attention to sites at risk due to neglect, lack of funding, inappropriate development and weak legislation. It has become a powerful tool in the fight to make landmarks, not landfill.
The KWS Feels the Beat of the Tambourine with Arrival From Sweden: The Music of ABBA
With sold-out performances in over 50 countries, Arrival From Sweden: The Music of ABBA joins the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, led by Assistant Conductor Evan Mitchell on Friday, March 28 at 8 pm and Saturday, March 29 at 2:30 and 8 pm at Centre in the Square. This concert will take audiences back in time to experience one of the world’s best pop groups ever by bringing the music of ABBA to the stage for one of the biggest concerts of the year!
Sultry Brazilian Beats with Márcio Faraco & Philippe Baden Powell
A Brazilian transplanted to France, bossa nova artist Márcio Faraco has serenaded audiences large and small from Rio to the Riviera and many points in between. In 2014 Faraco will tour with Philippe Baden Powell in Canada, from Quebec City to Vancouver, and in the US, from New York to Los Angeles. Powell is a veteran of the international jazz scene and a past winner of the prestigious Montreux Jazz Piano Solo competition.