TORONTO (Reuters) - Research In Motion posted surprisingly strong quarterly earnings on Thursday and offered a rosy outlook that signaled further growth despite the global economic slowdown as consumers embrace its newest BlackBerry smartphones.
OTTAWA - The international community has come together to reach an agreement to fight the deepening global economic recession and boost confidence in financial markets. The Group of 20 (G-20) Leaders in a sweeping communiqué pledged an additional $1.1 trillion of support to the world economy.
TORONTO - OMERS announced the release of its first-ever web-based Annual Report, providing both a breakdown of the 2008 annual returns which include the returns of three other funds currently managed by OMERS. "2008 was a difficult year," said Michael Nobrega, OMERS President and CEO. ____________________ Global Financial Crises
Reuters - Median cash salaries and bonuses for chief executives of 200 big U.S. companies fell 8.5 percent in 2008 to $2.24 million, the Wall Street Journal said, citing an analysis prepared for it by Hay Group, a management consulting firm.
97th Annual Lions Clubs International Convention takes place in Toronto in 2014
TORONTO - Tourism Toronto announced today that Toronto has won the 97th Annual Lions Clubs International Convention for 2014. The convention to be held from June 27-July 10, 2014 is expected to draw 15,000 attendees from around the world, representing 35,426 total hotel room night bookings and an estimated visitor spending in Toronto of over $20 million.
Waterloo Region - In honour of Archives Awareness Week, the Region of Waterloo Archives is exhibiting records from local sports teams and demonstrating simple archival methods that will help preserve them for the future. This exhibit will be displayed in the lobby of Regional Administrative Headquarters (150 Frederick Street, Kitchener) from April 6 to 30, 2009. ____________________ Partnership
Guelph - The University of Guelph's Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) hopes to inform high school students about agriculture-related careers and to increase enrolment through a new agreement signed April 2, 2009.
WATERLOO Hollie Nicol has been named the 2009 Outstanding Woman of Laurier. Nicol, who balances a busy schedule of curling, academics and community volunteerism, received the awarded yesterday during a luncheon at the Waterloo Inn & Conference Centre.
Reuters - Google Inc may be in talks to buy internet start-up Twitter, the free micro-blogging service that allows people to send short text messages to a network of friends, the TechCrunch website said late Thursday
Serenade Gives Growers New Opportunity for Disease Control; Innovative Product Perfect Complement BASF's Spray Programs
LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY and DAVIS, CA - BASF and AgraQuest, Inc have entered into a license, supply and distribution agreement for Serenade(R), a leading bio-fungicide product with highly effective disease control. The deal will allow BASF to distribute existing Serenade products. The parties have agreed not to disclose financial terms.
LONDON (Reuters) - Watch out scientists -- you may be replaced by a robot. Two teams of researchers said on Thursday they had created machines that could reason, formulate theories and discover scientific knowledge on their own, marking a major advance in the field of artificial intelligence.
Waterloo - The Wilfrid Laurier University Alumni Association (WLUAA) established the Awards of Excellence program to honour Laurier alumni, faculty and staff who, through their actions and accomplishments, have made a difference in the Laurier community and the community at large.
"Canada is to give an extra $10 billion in emergency aid to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to assist emerging markets and developing countries, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement Wednesday.... The IMF has said it needs hundreds of billions of dollars more to meet increased demands from its 185 members as the global economy moves toward negative growth...." [Agence France Presse/Factiva]
Ottawa Post-doctoral fellow Sonia Chiasson is vying to take top honours in the student researcher category at the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) Awards on April 8 for her PhD research focused on online security. If she is successful, it would be Carleton’s sixth consecutive win in this category.
OTTAWA - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Agriculture), wants Canadians to know that they will see more money in their pockets, thanks to the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan.
TORONTO - The announced job cuts at Bombardier's Downsview facility in the north-end of Toronto will deal a heavy blow to the unionized workforce in the plant, said CAW President Ken Lewenza. At a meeting held earlier today, the company informed the union that of the 475 jobs expected to be cut, 420 of those will impact the plant's unionized workforce, Lewenza said.
New products and developments in the technology marketplace
Toronto - Plum Communications Inc. along with media partner, IT World Canada, provides a preview of the new product announcements expected at next week’s IT360, as well as a first look at the event’s top attractions. This year the event hosts the third Asterisk & Open Telephony Conference, and the CIO Executive Council regional meeting.
SHELTON, CT NEC Infrontia, Inc., a leading developer and provider of advanced key systems and point of sale (POS) solutions, announced that Active Voice, LLC has transitioned and is now a division of NECII. The restructuring allows NECII and Active Voice to consolidate their strength while continuing to innovate, develop and provide Active Voice products to its dealer channels and end users, including its Repartee and Kinesis Unified Messaging (UM) brands.
While there are many ways to appear in the media, writing an op-ed piece is an excellent way to make yourself known and establish yourself as an authority with the public. Like letters to the editor, op-ed pieces should put forth a point of view - but the op-ed piece is longer than a letter and generally gets better play.
G20 - "As world leaders gather in London for the Group of 20 summit meeting, the most wrenching statistic is this: According to World Bank estimates, the global economic crisis will cause an additional 22 children to die per hour, throughout all of 2009.
Boston, Mass. Albania Deleon, former president of Massachusetts’ largest asbestos removal training school, has been added to EPA’s “environmental fugitives” Web site. Deleon failed to appear for her sentencing on March 23 at the Federal District Court, District of Massachusetts, and a warrant has been issued for her arrest.
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