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Thursday April 30, 2009

Ted Talks

Sarah Jones: One woman, eight hilarious characters

In this hilariously lively performance, actress Sarah Jones channels an opinionated elderly Jewish woman, a fast-talking Dominican college student and more, giving TED2009 just a sample of her spectacular character range.


Gross domestic product by industry

Statscan - Real gross domestic product edged down 0.1% in February. Economic activity has declined by 2.4% since October 2008.

Quarterly Results

Brick Brewing reports annual results

WATERLOO - Brick Brewing Co. Limited, Ontario's largest Canadian-owned and Canadian-based publicly held brewery, today released its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended January 31, 2009.

Chairmans Award

Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty wins prestigious Chairman’s Circle Award and Top Honours in Canada for Commercial Real Estate

Kitchener - At the recent Coldwell Banker Canadian Awards & Recognition Gala in Toronto, John Geha, President of Coldwell Banker Canada, presented Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty with the Chairman’s Circle Award for 2008. This exclusive honour is awarded to Coldwell Banker companies whose sales volume places them in the top tier of the international network.

Rotary Recognition

Jim and Heidi Balsillie Honored with Prestigious Rotary Award

Waterloo – Jim and Heidi Balsillie will be honored with the Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship Award for International and Community Service at a sold out fundraising dinner tonight, at the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

Consumer Utilities


Consumerology: Consumers opt for bargains over brand names and cite digital TV, Home Internet and wireless as the new “utilities”

TORONTO – A ‘culture of thrift’ has emerged in Canada and the definition of discretionary spending has expanded according to Bensimon Byrne’s latest Consumerology Report, released yesterday.

Canadian Values

Economic Club of Canada/Pollara poll shows fundamental values of Canadians changing during recession

TORONTO- Three quarters of Canadians feel the standard of living in Canada is declining and may never be the same again, according to a new Economic Club of Canada/POLLARA Strategic Insights poll. As a result, the majority of Canadians across all age and income levels are adjusting how they live and how they spend, with almost half feeling the cost of living is their most urgent concern.

Climate Change

EPA releases study of ozone transport to western Michigan

Chicago, Ill. - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 released a study the agency conducted to address the effect of transported ozone and ozone-forming emissions in southwestern Michigan.

Financial Survey

Sun Life Financial website provides roadmap to help Canadians navigate through today's economy

Survey finds majority of Canadians concerned about recession impact

TORONTO - Eight out of 10 Canadians are worried about the economy, with many people (38 per cent) more concerned about how the recession will impact others than themselves, according to a Leger Marketing survey conducted on behalf of Sun Life Financial.

Quarterly Reports

ARISE Technologies Reports First-Quarter 2009 Results

- First-quarter financial results affected by weaker market conditions that began in late 2008 causing significant decline in shipments of PV cells

WATERLOO - ARISE Technologies Corporation, which is dedicated to becoming a leader in high-performance, cost-effective solar technology, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009. Financial results conform to Canadian generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and all currency amounts are in Canadian dollars.

Ticket Act

Ticketmaster Statement in Response to Ontario Attorney General's Introduction of Ticket Speculation Amendment Act, 2009

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - We are disappointed with the intention of the Ticket Speculation Amendment Act, 2009, especially in so far as the proposed changes do nothing to enhance consumer protection.

Human Resources

New Report: Employees' Stress Levels Rising Globally; Majority of Firms Taking Action to Lessen Economy's Repercussions on Staff

TORONTO- Difficult economic conditions have had a substantial impact on accounting and finance departments around the globe, according to a new survey of finance and human resources managers.

Human Resources

Canada's Payroll employment, earnings and hours

Statscan - Non-farm payroll employment fell by 79,600 in February 2009, down 0.5% from a month earlier. Since it peaked in October 2008, the number of payroll employees has declined by 2.0% or 296,000.

Union Demonstration

Sunbeam Residential Developmental Centre Workers Demonstrate as Negotiations Break Down

KITCHENER - CAW members employed at Sunbeam Residential Centre in Kitchener will be staging a demonstration outside of the main building of the centre today Thursday, April 30, expressing frustration at the breakdown in negotiations for a new collective agreement.


Conestoga Gains $784,000 for Skills Training Programs for Women

Our government is committed to helping women gain the skills they need to achieve economic independence.

Kitchener - With those words, Hon. Deb Matthews, Ontario's Minister Responsible for Womens 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; the remainder will go towards Information Technology Training for Women (ITTW) at the Doon campus in Kitchener.

2009 Auto Restructuring

Chrysler in last ditch push for survival deal
By Giselda Vagnoni and Jeff Mason

ROME/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chrysler LLC rushed to clinch a last-minute deal on Thursday to stave off collapse ahead of a midnight deadline for the third-largest U.S. automaker.


Return to economic growth by mid-2010: Canada's CAs

TORONTO - Two-thirds (67 per cent) of senior level chartered accountants interviewed for the most recent CICA/RBC Business Monitor (Q1 2009) expect Canada to experience economic growth by the end of the second quarter of 2010.

Meteor Search in NewMarket

Western’s Meteor Group tracks fireball in the evening sky east of Toronto

London - The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and The University of Western Ontario are looking for help from local residents in recovering a meteorite that fell to earth in the Newmarket, Ont. area.

Human Resources

International Survey by Kelly Services Shows More Robust Training Needed to Compete in a Global Economy

TROY, MI - The effects of a global recession and a rapidly changing workplace are creating anxiety among individuals who are apprehensive that their skills might not be adequate to help them find work and compete in a global market, according to a recent workplace survey.

Search Results

Google Gives Local Businesses the Search Spotlight

Tips for small businesses to maximize Google’s new Business Center Profile

Burlington, ON – Until recently, when looking for a pizza place for lunch, a dentist close by or even a gym to go to, typing in ‘pizza’, ‘dentist’ or ‘gym’ would inconveniently develop global results. Now here’s the good news, Google has just made changes to their search application that provides local businesses the opportunity to increase their ranking in results.


Two Carleton student teams vying for top prize at Technology Venture Challenge

Ottawa – Two of the three finalists in the upcoming Technology Venture Challenge (TVC) are teams from Carleton University. The grand prize winner will be announced on May 12. The winner will walk away with $10,000, while second and third place recipients will each receive $5,000.

Center for Family Business

The Annual Gala Awards Banquet!

Waterloo - Celebrate and honour family businesses for their successes! This highly anticipated gala event recognizes innovation, inspiration and dedication to building strong families and better businesses!

Innovation Report

Ministers Welcome Council of Canadian Academies Report on Business Innovation in Canada

OTTAWA - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, and the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), welcomed the release of the Council of Canadian Academies report on the performance of Canadian businesses as it relates to innovation.


Vuzix Expands 3D Format Support for Video Eyewear and Includes Automatic 3D Sensing

Newly updated 3D feature automatically configures the video eyewear to field sequential, side by side and anaglyph formats

Rochester, NY – Vuzix Corporation, the leader in video eyewear for the consumer, defense and low vision markets, is thrilled to announce expanded 3D video format support for its AV Video Eyewear products.


University of Ottawa hosting symposium on language acquisition through immersion

OTTAWA — On April 30 and May 1, 2009, the University of Ottawa's Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) is hosting the second annual symposium of its Canadian Centre for Studies and Research on Bilingualism and Language Planning (CCERBAL), titled Language Immersion as Formal and Informal Learning: New Perspectives for Research and Public Policy.



Leading Simplex data integrator Axonn LLC provides price breakthrough for those customers looking to economically manage the location and status of mobile assets

MISSISSAUGA – Globalstar, Inc., the world’s largest provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses, governments and individuals, announced that leading Simplex data integrator Axonn LLC has launched SMARTONE, the Satellite Managed Asset Ready Tracker.


Scitax Advisory Partners LP announces that Bill Thomson has joined the practice as Region Manager – Ontario Southwest.

London - Scitax Advisory Partners, a professional services firm with specialized expertise in Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credits, is pleased to welcome Bill Thomson to its team of technical consultants.

Swine Flu

Mexico orders economic shutdown; flu pandemic imminent
By Catherine Bremer

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Felipe Calderon told his people to stay home from Friday for a five-day partial shutdown of the economy, after the World Health Organisation said a swine flu pandemic was imminent.


Greening Greater Toronto Marketplace in Toronto: May 12

Ontario’s Buyers and Green Technology/Service Vendors to Meet at Unique Procurement Event

TORONTO — According to a June 2008 report by Greening Greater Toronto, commercial and public sector organizations create 64 percent of the Toronto region’s waste, over 70 percent of the total waste going to landfill, and almost half of the region’s carbon emissions.

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