In this short talk from TED U 2009, Brian Cox shares what's new with the CERN supercollider. He covers the repairs now underway and what the future holds for the largest science experiment ever attempted.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's economy will not start recovering until the second half of next year, the European Commission said on Monday as it slashed its forecasts to reflect the region's deepest recession since World War Two.
WATERLOO Wilfrid Laurier University’s 50-metre swimming pool will undergo significant repairs this summer thanks to a funding partnership involving the university, students, community aquatic groups and the cities of Waterloo and Kitchener.
TORONTO - They're stressed, anxious, worried about their jobs. They're losing sleep and they're losing confidence in the economy. Many Canadian employees are showing these and other signs of mental distress.
Ministry of Tourism statistics show Museum Economic Impact on City of Kitchener and Waterloo Region
Kitchener, ON The Children’s Museum of Waterloo Region has had much recent success with a blockbuster exhibition strategy and as it turns out, this success translates into much needed funds for the Region.
Waterloo - Cinematheque Waterloo is pleased to announce the first of its three-part series of films by independent American filmmaker, Jim Jarmusch. Mystery Train will be shown at the Original Princess Cinema for two days only:
Industry, government and academic leaders to explore digital media, trends -- define leadership strategy for Canada
STRATFORD - Industry, government, education leaders and influencers will gather June 8 and 9 in Stratford, Ontario at the Canada 3.0 forum to map Canada’s digital future and create opportunities for new business and jobs. Hosted by the University of Waterloo Stratford Institute and the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN), the forum is the must-attend event for anyone interested in Canada’s place in the world’s digital economy.
OTTAWA - Solar hot water technology developed at Queen’s University will soon be powering a new green pilot project by Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc., Bullfrog Power Inc., EnerWorks Inc. and the Government of Canada.
McGuinty Government Creates More Than 5,500 Jobs In The Green Economy
Waterloo Region - More than 1000 publicly funded schools across the province will be made more energy efficient to give Ontario students better places to learn and help boards save energy and money. Construction will start as soon as this summer.
TORONTO CIC Research Fellow Whitney Lackenbauer and CIC-Waterloo Region branch member Ken Coates won the $35,000 Donner Prize for their co-authored book, titled Arctic Front: Defending Canada in the Far North, published by Thomas Allen Publishers.
Fewer than one in three tech leaders call non-core expense management important; services and resources industries place greater emphasis on improving cash flow
TORONTO - Just 31 percent of senior executives in the technology industry in North America view non-core expense management as important, significantly trailing other leaders in the services and manufacturing industries, according to a comprehensive three-year study conducted by MGPS, a management consulting firm specializing in expense management.
TORONTO - Mercedes-Benz Canada reported that a record-breaking total of 2,267 Mercedes-Benz units were registered to customers in April, representing a 21.3% gain and the best month in history on the Mercedes-Benz side.
MISSISSAUGA - Kia Canada retailed 4,276 vehicles this April, up 15 percent from the same month last year, to record the best sales month in the company's ten year history in Canada. On a year-to-date basis, Kia Canada's sales are 9 percent higher than 2008 sales through April.
New 'Health eLinks(R)' site helps plan members identify health risks and take action
WATERLOO - Manulife is launching major enhancements to its Health eLinks(R) online health resource. The web portal is designed to provide group benefits plan members across Canada with access to an innovative online health library and a new health risk assessment, among other online tools. Advancements to the site were made under an agreement with MediResource, Inc.
TORONTO - Honda Canada Inc. reported combined April sales of 13,295 units by its Honda and Acura divisions, a 29% decrease year-over-year. The Honda Automobile Division reported April sales of 11,865 units, down 28% from last year. The Acura Division reported April sales of 1,430 units, down 36% over last year.
WHITBY - BMW Group Canada (BMW and MINI Brands combined) sold 2,297 vehicles in April 2009, down 17% compared to April 2008. Year-to-date sales for BMW Group Canada are 6,621 units, down 9% compared to the same period last year.
April is also an all-time monthly sales record for 2009 Forester
MISSISSAUGA - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is delighted to announce that it set an all-time monthly sales record in April. Total sales of its lineup of symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive vehicles reached 2,050 units, up 4.1 percent over last April. Total monthly sales beat the previous record, set in July of 2008, by 2.4 percent.
TORONTO - CAW President Ken Lewenza is demanding that Air Canada remove workers' pensions from the chopping block as part of its plan to turn around the airline at a press conference this morning - Monday, May 4.
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Toyota and Lexus April vehicle sales
Toyota RAV4 and Lexus RX 350 enjoy best-ever sales months
TORONTO - Spring is traditionally the busiest car-buying season in Canada, and as the market showed signs of restored confidence, Canadian drivers turned to Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) for quality, fuel efficiency, and value in April.
OTTAWA - The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), was warmly received at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Forum on Science and Technology Policy in Washington, D.C., where he gave a keynote address on the importance of investing in science and technology and innovation to create jobs in the short term and to promote scientific discovery and long-term growth.
Desire2Learn Users' Conference to feature prominent keynotes, activities at renowned landmarks and opportunities to build international networks
Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, Canada, and Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN, April 30, 2009 Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn) a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, has announced today that Ian Jukes will be a featured keynote at the Sixth Annual Users' Conference, FUSION 2009 - The Art of Learning, July 13-17, 2009 in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota. He will join Michael Wesch, who is providing the opening keynote address.
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