Bruce Bueno de Mesquita uses mathematical analysis to predict (very often correctly) such messy human events as war, political power shifts, Intifada ... After a crisp explanation of how he does it, he offers three predictions on the future of Iran.
Statscan - This was largely the result of the substantially weaker Canadian dollar's effect in the fourth quarter of 2008 on the value of foreign currency-denominated direct investment positions. The depreciation of the Canadian dollar against most foreign currencies added $82.8 billion to the overall Canadian direct investment position abroad.
Toronto After forging ahead in previous years, metals industry deal-making fell away sharply in 2008 as world demand fell and prices plummeted according to Metals Deals* 2008, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) annual review of the metals industry.
KITCHENER Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS) principal bass player, Ian Whitman, is one of five Canadians among 90 musicians from around the world selected to play for the Youtube Symphony Orchestra (YTSO) at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
MISSISSAUGA - Kevin Jenkins, managing director of Canadian investment firm TriWest Capital Partners, and vice-chair of the board of directors of World Vision Canada, has been appointed the new president and chief executive officer of World Vision International (WVI), the world's largest Christian humanitarian aid organization. The appointment is effective October 1, the first day of WVI's next fiscal year.
TORONTO - While the auto industry in Canada faces tough financial and product development challenges, another threat to its sustainability looms - the increasing divergence of Canada-US regulations, according to a study released by the C.D. Howe Institute.
Kingston - Six promising young Queen’s researchers working on projects ranging from the cellular genomics of cancer to slowing today’s allergy epidemic have received a total of $1,077,034 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Leaders Opportunities Fund.
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Kitchener - Murray McLauchlan is one of Canada's best songwriting performers. To experience him perform is to enjoy creative storytelling, social commentary and wit with a man who clearly enjoys sharing his music and experiences with an audience.
KINGSTON - Long touted as an energy-saving alternative for home lighting, compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) now have the potential to be even more efficient, as well as dimmable, thanks to research at Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Guelph - The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) was at the University of Guelph today, announcing that it's investing more than $26 million in revolutionary research at 29 Canadian universities. U of G received more than $1.1 million for six projects ranging from biomaterials to childhood injury prevention.
Industry experts to make urgent call for collaboration on climate change issues
Gatineau-Ottawa The message is clear: Canada’s forests are at risk if we don’t prepare for and adjust our response to the climate changes ahead, say industry experts and organizers of SFM 2009, the upcoming research showcase to be hosted by the Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Network in Ottawa-Gatineau, April 21-23.
Open Text Digital Media Software to Manage Graphics and Rich Media for F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Project
WATERLOO - Open Text(TM), a global leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), announced Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Joint-Service Technical Data (JTD) Integrated Product Team (IPT), based in Fort Worth, Texas, extended its use of Open Text's Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution to manage graphics and rich media content for F-35 Lightning II Technical Data. The F-35 Lightning II, or Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), is a DoD multi-service/multi-national effort to create a next-generation stealth fighter plane.
OTTAWA - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Agriculture), announced new measures that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is taking to combat tobacco smuggling.
TORONTO - Many managers underestimate the power of a pat on the back, new research suggests. While supervisors surveyed rated job promotions and cash as the two most valued forms of recognition to administrative professionals, support staff favoured a simple thank-you and having their accomplishments passed on to senior management.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. economy is grim, and the Federal Reserve is "duty bound to apply every tool" to clean up the financial system and clear a path for a return to sustainable growth, Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Fed, said on Wednesday.
TORONTO - CAW President Ken Lewenza commended the federal government for its pledge to guarantee the warranties of Chrysler and General Motors vehicles and provide additional funding for auto parts suppliers, as announced earlier today by federal Industry Minister Tony Clement. The move follows a similar announcement by U.S. President Barack Obama last week.
OTTAWA - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, and the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade, announced a pair of new measures to help boost consumer confidence in the auto industry.
LONDON - To help further research and development in Canada, Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced 61 new or renewed Canada Research Chairs for 14 universities across the province of Ontario. Scientists and researchers at these universities will be able to conduct more research in the areas of natural sciences, engineering, health sciences, humanities and social sciences thanks to this funding commitment by the Government of Canada.
CALGARY, ALBERTA - The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), announced the launch of a new program to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) grow in the knowledge economy and to help students get jobs in the field of information and communications technologies (ICT).
HAMILTON - McMaster University has been awarded $672,021 for four research projects in the areas of multimedia, health, archaeology, and energy by the Canada Foundation for Innovation under the Leaders Opportunity Fund.
World leaders gather to discuss Africa’s response to the global economic turmoil
Geneva, Switzerland, The World Economic Forum on Africa will be held in Cape Town, Africa, from 10 to 12 June 2009 with the support of the Government of South Africa. Over 700 of the most prominent leaders from Africa and other parts of the world will gather to deliberate under the theme “Implications of the Global Economic Crisis for Africa”.
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