In this captivating talk from the TED archive, cartoonist Ben Katchor reads from his comic strips. These perceptive, surreal stories find the profound hopes and foibles of history (and modern New York) preserved in objects like light switches and signs.
ST JACOBS - Jim Schaefer Sr. of Bradford, Ontario has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Home Hardware Stores Limited, Canada's largest independent hardware, lumber and building materials and furniture retailer.
KITCHENER - On Monday, the city's finance and corporate services committee endorsed a proposal that is intended raise more awareness around all the Kitchener Market has to offer and attract more customers, through the addition of a new 2,000-square-foot room on the upper level of the building.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Finance leaders meeting on Friday see some signs that recession-fighting efforts are finally starting to work, but patience is wearing thin over the slow progress in cleansing bank balance sheets.
“Our government is committed to helping women gain the skills they need to achieve economic independence.”
Waterloo - With those words, Hon. Deb Matthews, Ontario’s Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues, announced a grant totaling $784,000 to Conestoga College. $316,500 will go towards the Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) carpentry program at Conestoga’s campus in Waterloo.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economic recovery act enacted in February has yet to deliver on a key promise made by supporters such as President Barack Obama: creating thousands of jobs through transportation and infrastructure projects.
Statscan - This comes after large declines in retail sales in November and December, followed by a partial recovery in January. February's slight increase was price-driven, as sales were down 0.3% in volume terms.
Expert Panel on Tobacco Smoke and Breast Cancer Risk releases report
TORONTO - There is now enough scientific evidence to link both active smoking and second-hand smoke to breast cancer, according to an international panel convened by the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, an affiliate of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, with support from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Guelph - Why do consumers choose or reject green products and how can businesses and governments use policies and incentives to help shape those choices? Those are the questions that a University of Guelph mathematician will study under a new Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair.
WATERLOO - The founding executive director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics will give two public talks next week at the University of Waterloo about his newly published book on the prestigious think tank.
Toronto - Despite the current economic environment, Ontario is well positioned to compete and prosper in the ongoing global economic transformation. While the economic environment has worsened in the past year, the current upheaval only accelerates the longer-term trends - especially the shift from more routine-oriented to creativity-oriented jobs. Yet Ontario can do more to ensure it is a globally competitive jurisdiction, says new research from the University of Toronto.
OTTAWA - "Canada's resources belong to the people of Canada and should not be subjected to private-sector pillage," says the president of Canada's largest forest union following yesterdays news of AbitibiBowater's NAFTA challenge.
Professor Uzo Anucha awarded $1 million CURA grant
TORONTO - York University Professor Uzo Anucha has been awarded a $1 million Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) grant administered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for her project “Assets Coming Together for Youth: Linking Research, Policy and Action for Positive Youth Development”.
TORONTO - Despite testimony in the Senate over the past few days, Canadian restaurateurs are still baffled by the skyrocketing credit card fees being charged to restaurants each time a customer pays with Visa or MasterCard.
Toronto “We Share The Earth”, the much-anticipated second album written and produced by The Bee’s Knees, is now a 2009 Parents' Choice Approved award winner! For more than 30 years, Parents' Choice has honored the best in children's books, video, toys, audio, software, television and magazines.
Washington, D.C. The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) urged Congress to focus mortgage reforms on companies that engaged in imprudent and abusive lending practices, such as less-regulated mortgage brokers and non-bank lenders, and to avoid creating a mortgage finance system that could make it more difficult for credit-worthy consumers to obtain credit if it is too rigid to respond to changing interest rate and lending environments, and customer needs.
TORONTO - Elementary public school teachers, members of the Waterloo Region Elementary Teacher Local of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO), reached a tentative agreement with the Waterloo Region District School Board early this morning after a lengthy bargaining session.
Kitchener - Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre’s (KDCHC) Homelessness Advisory Group, in partnership with the Waterloo Regional Labour Council, will be hosting our 5th Annual Sleepless Night event on Friday, May 1st (see attached poster).
HAMILTON - We have the will but do we have the technology? The second Climate Change Technology Conference (CCTC 2009) is being held May 13 to 15, 2009 at McMaster University to look at developing practical engineering and administrative responses to climate change and global warming.
Joint Development between VMware and RSA Leverages Virtual Technologies to Help Reduce Risk and Increase Overall Security Posture
San Francisco - In a joint effort to help customers gain the efficiency and flexibility benefits of virtualization across even their most sensitive information and applications, VMware, Inc., and EMC Corporation, announced an expansion of their strategic alliance
A majority of Ontarians support mandatory home energy efficiency labeling and expect it to be common across North America soon says poll done this week
Toronto - The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) and North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) Canada, released public opinion polling focused on Ontarians' opinions and support for provisions of the Green Energy Act (Bill 150) on home energy audits and the related labeling.
Toronto - On Monday, April 27th, the Ontario Legislature’s Committee on General Government will be voting on amendments to the Green Energy Act. We are hoping that one or both opposition parties will be putting forward amendments that would truly level the playing field for renewable power by outlawing the practice of allowing nuclear power companies to pass their capital cost overruns onto Ontario’s long-suffering electricity consumers and taxpayers.
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