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Innovation

Joe Landolina:This gel can make you stop bleeding instantly

Forget stitches — there's a better way to close wounds. In this talk, TED Fellow Joe Landolina talks about his invention — a medical gel that can instantly stop traumatic bleeding without the need to apply pressure. (Contains medical images.)

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Winner - Video(s)

Memory Tree wins top video prizes at 2014 International MarCom Awards

Kitchener – Memory Tree, one of Canada’s leading video production companies, is the proud recipient of multiple MarCom Awards for outstanding achievement in digital marketing from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP).

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Corporate Culture

Home Hardware Named One of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures

St. Jacobs – Home Hardware Stores Limited is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures for having a culture that has impacted its performance."We are all greatly honoured that Home Hardware has been recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures. This award is especially meaningful as our company celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The traditional values on which we were founded – value, service and dependability--remain unchanged as we continue to provide service and support to our close to 1,100 Home Hardware stores across Canada," said Terry Davis, CEO, Home Hardware Stores Limited.

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Appointment

New Board of Director of the Canadian Society of Association Executive (CSAE)

KITCHENER – Owl Child Care announced the recent appointment of it’s Executive Director, Lori Prospero, to the Canadian Society of Association Executives Board of Directors. Lori Prospero, has been an engaged leader in the association sector for more than 15 years, serving as both a director and chairperson of a provincial board prior to transitioning to association management with a national membership association. Since 2006, Ms. Prospero has served as Executive Director of the registered charity, Owl Child Care Services of Ontario in Kitchener.

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Education

Bishop Macdonell CHS First To Offer International Baccalaureate (IB) In Guelph

Programme will bring international lens to learning

Guelph - Bishop Macdonell Catholic High School has become the first school in Guelph to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB), joining a growing global community of nearly 4,000 schools in 150 countries. Students will be able to take the IB Diploma Programme starting in September 2015.

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Education

Government study on teacher workload identifies stressors to education system

TORONTO - A government study on teacher workload and professionalism identifies stressors that need to be addressed if Ontario is to maintain and build its world-renowned education system, according to the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO).

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Labour

Demands for Promotions and Pay Bumps Are on the Rise

43 Per cent of CFOs Say Raise or Promotion Requests Have Increased from Two Years Ago

TORONTO - If managers are not already fielding requests from employees for raises and promotions, they soon may be, a new survey suggests. An improving economy and higher demand for skilled workers means professionals are more confident in their job prospects and on the hunt for bigger paycheques and loftier titles. Forty-three per cent of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed said the number of requests for raises or promotions has increased from two years ago.

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Recognition

KW Buildings Honoured for Masonry Excellence

Kappeler Masonry Corporation and George and Asmussen Ltd. recognized

St. Catherines – Two buildings in Kitchener and Waterloo have been recognized as standing among the best new masonry buildings in Ontario. The buildings were honoured Saturday night at the Ontario Masonry Design Awards gala at the Allstream Centre in Toronto. The awards recognize the work of Ontario’s masonry professionals and highlight the substantial, imaginative and creative use of masonry design.

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Global Movement

Worldwide action needed to address hidden crisis of violence against women and girls

Current efforts to prevent violence against women and girls are inadequate, according to a new Series published in The Lancet. Estimates suggest that globally, 1 in 3 women has experienced either physical or sexual violence from their partner, and that 7% of women will experience sexual assault by a non-partner at some point in their lives.

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Food Safety

2014 World Ranking: Food Saftey Performance

This report identifies and evaluates common elements amoung global food saftey systems. The overall world rankings score is an aggregate generated by the individual scores of 17 countries from the rankings of the 10 food saftey performance indicators across three food saftey risk governace domains; risk assessment, management and communication.

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Investing

New report explores the future of direct investing

Estimates that $700 billion is invested directly in illiquid assets by asset owners, projected to grow slightly ahead of overall institutional asset growth in the near to medium term.

New York - The World Economic Forum launched Direct Investing by Institutional Investors: Implications for Investors and Policy-Makers. In the report, it is estimated that about $700 billion is invested directly in illiquid assets based on estimates of total institutional assets under management and allocations to illiquid assets by sector, and then filtering for size of institutions, governance structures and motivation to invest directly.

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Profile

Innovation in the digital space

London - There’s no mystery behind the success of London-based agency, Arcane. The 36-employee strong agency is breaking barriers with its innovative approach to developing digital strategies that sell more and Brand storytelling that grabs attention.

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Award

Bryan Stewart Honoured with Award from KidsAbility

Waterloo - Bryan Stewart, a long-time supporter of KidsAbility, was honoured with the Elaine Ormston Outstanding Supporter Butterfly Award Wednesday afternoon. Each year, KidsAbility Foundation chooses a recipient who champions children and youth with special needs at the Donor Reception. Bryan was recognized for his incredible contributions and ongoing commitment to KidsAbility.

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Analysis

IFIC Applauds Conference Board Analysis of Funds Industry

TORONTO - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) welcomes Assessing the Economic Footprint of Ontario's Funds Industry – a research report released today by the Conference Board of Canada that quantifies the important economic impact of the funds industry in Ontario.

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Corporate Culture

Cognition LLP Named to Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures

Toronto – Cognition LLP is proud to announce that it has been recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2014 in the growth and small cap category. “Our inclusion as one of Canada’s 10 reflects the unique values and tenets with which Cognition was started almost ten years ago, and which have fostered our growth and success ever since,” comments John Rider, Chief Innovator with the firm. “The prototypical law firm is the last place one would expect to find a refreshing and groundbreaking corporate culture,” Rider continued. “We are pleased to be at the forefront in shattering that mold.”

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Survey

Slippage in economic forecasts: CPA Canada Business Monitor

TORONTO - There is an easing of economic optimism among Canadian professional accountants in senior corporate positions surveyed for the latest CPA Canada Business Monitor (Q3 2014). The respondents are not as optimistic about the prospects for the Canadian economy or their own company over the next 12 months when compared with the previous quarter. Fewer also are projecting growth in employee numbers at their companies.

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Technology

TechFest London a huge success

London - It was a celebration of what London’s digital creative sector has to offer and a toast to the city’s talented workforce. After hosting events in Toronto and Vancouver, Canadian tech gurus at Techvibes.com brought their TechFest model to London.
London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) and Techvibes hosted this unique opportunity for employers and job seekers in the tech field to come together under one roof on October 28 at London Music Hall.

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Opinion

Harper Government Trading Away Democracy through CETA

Saskatoon - The National Farmers Union (NFU) says that the investment protections and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism in the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will impede the implementation of agricultural policy that is in the public interest.

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Economic Development

London Stories

London - Did you know Billy Bee honey, a Canadian and international favourite, is produced in London? And did you know Tim Hortons partnered with London based EK3 Technology (now Cineplex Digital) to roll out Tims TV across 2,200 Canadian restaurants?


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Get Away

TripTogether Shares Tips on How to Act Like a Local

Cyprus - The leading service for connecting travelers and finding international travel companions TripTogether has compiled a list of tips for how to avoid the tourist label and experience destinations like the locals do. “Many members have expressed a desire to live life like a local, even when they’re traveling, so we polled members around the globe to help meet this desire,” said Anthony Volpe, TripTogether’s main Spokesman.

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