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Ted Talks

Hans Rosling and Ola Rosling: How not to be ignorant about the world

How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long pointer), demonstrates that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you think you know. Play along with his audience quiz — then, from Hans’ son Ola, learn 4 ways to quickly get less ignorant.


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Innovation

New Velocity Foundry startup space open for business

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Waterloo - The University of Waterloo's newest incubator — its first specifically for hardware, materials and life sciences startups — officially opened its doors today, creating opportunities for the next great Canadian invention. The Velocity Foundry is an 11,000-square-foot space where startups can develop, test, implement and commercialize their innovative ideas.

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Trade

TFSA welcomes ratification of Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA)

Toronto – The Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) welcomes the federal government‘s decision to ratify the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA). “Canada and China have a strong and growing economic relationship which includes the financial services sector,” said Janet Ecker, President and CEO of the TFSA. “Some of our financial companies have been involved with China for literally decades and these business relationships are growing.”

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Arts & Culture

Cut Loose at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse Feel-Good Musical Extended by Popular Demand

ST. JACOBS – Kick off your Sunday shoes! Drayton Entertainment’s eagerly anticipated production of Footloose doesn’t start rehearsals until next week, but the feel-good musical has already been extended due to overwhelming demand, the award-winning theatre company announced Friday.

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Education Cost

Steelworkers Local 4120 and University of Guelph Reach Tentative Deal

GUELPH - United Steelworkers (USW) Local 4120, representing over 900 administrative and technical staff, reached a tentative agreement Friday with the University of Guelph. The new deal includes an innovative approach to ensure long-term pension sustainability. "These were challenging negotiations, but we have made real gains for our members," said Wendy Morley, President of USW Local 4120. "There are improvements in wages, job security and health and safety."

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Appointment

Canadian Psychiatrists Welcome New Association President Dr. Padraic Carr

TORONTO - Saturday, the Canadian Psychiatric Association, the united voice for Canada's 4,700 psychiatrists and 600 psychiatry residents, inducted Dr. Padraic Carr as their new president. Dr. Padraic Carr is a clinical professor with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta and the Facility Chief for the Department of Psychiatry at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton. The main focus of his clinical practice is the care of adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. As Facility Chief he is responsible for the delivery of clinical services, strategic and policy advice, quality monitoring and improvement, supporting teaching and research, and broader regional issues such as physician resource planning.

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Health Care

Some lung cancer patients could live longer when treated with new radiotherapy strategy

Amsterdam, Netherlands - Treating advanced small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) with thoracic (or chest) radiation therapy in addition to standard treatment significantly prolongs long-term survival and reduces cancer recurrence in the chest by almost 50%, according to new research published in The Lancet and being presented simultaneously at ASTRO’s 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco[1].


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Opinion

Harper sell out to China will be locked in says Elizabeth May

“I call on every Conservative MP to block this sell out..." Elizabeth May

Ottawa - Ever since September 2012, when news of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Hu Jintao of China witnessing the signing of the Canada-China Investment Agreement in Vladivostok Russia, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May has been raising the alarm about the threat to our sovereignty, implicit in any such agreement.

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Politics - Federal

Elizabeth May to raise Question of Privilege arguing that Closures on Debate deny MP's the ability to do their Job: Holding the Government to Account

OTTAWA - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich–Gulf Islands, will raise a question of privilege regarding the Government's use of time allocation in Parliamentary debates.

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Performance

4 Principles for Staying Cool Under Pressure – and Succeeding

Athlete & World-Renowned Surgeon Shares Tips for Becoming a ‘Super Performer’

We all ask ourselves the same desperate question from time to time: How am I going to make this work?! “No matter how well we’ve done laying the groundwork for everything to run smoothly – becoming educated, choosing the right spouse, treating others well -- we all face situations that challenge us,” says Dr. Robert J. Cerfolio, a cardiothoracic surgeon.”

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Education Cost

Contract for 4,100 Steelworkers at U of T Ratified by 74%

New collective agreement includes groundbreaking plan to ensure pension sustainability, benefits and pay increases

TORONTO - University of Toronto administrative and technical staff, members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1998, approved a new collective agreement Friday. Union members voted 73.9% in favour of a three-year contract that includes a groundbreaking plan to ensure sustainability of their defined benefit pension plan, as well as pay increases and significant improvements in benefits.

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Philanthropy

Ingersol Secures Financing to Continue Operations of Senior Centre and Soccer Club

Ingersol - The Town of Ingersoll announced that it has reached an agreement in principle to secure the use of the Suzuki House and the CAMI Flyer soccer park for a further 10 years ending 2030.

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