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Friday June 26, 2009

Ted Talks

Katherine Fulton: You are the future of philanthropy

In this uplifting talk, Katherine Fulton sketches the new future of philanthropy -- one where collaboration and innovation allow regular people to do big things, even when money is scarce. Giving five practical examples of crowd-driven philanthropy, she calls for a new generation of citizen leaders.

Won Contract

NovAtel Wins Next-Generation US Federal Aviation Administration WAAS Receiver Contract

CALGARY - NovAtel Inc., announced the award of a contract by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop the next generation Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) reference receiver (the "GIII" receiver). The total value of the contract is worth up to $9.7m US.

Health Study

New study shows 1 in 25 deaths worldwide attributable to alcohol, but CAMH researcher sees glass as half full

TORONTO - Research from Canada's own Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) featured in this week's edition of The Lancet shows that worldwide, 1 in 25 deaths are directly attributable to alcohol consumption. This rise since 2000 is mainly due to increases in the number of women drinking.

NCR announces new President for NCR Canada

Focus will be helping Canadian businesses optimize self-service solutions

MISSISSAUGA - NCR Corporation announced the appointment of Luc Villeneuve as President of NCR Canada.

Arts & Culture

Sony Comments on the Passing of Michael Jackson

NEW YORK - Michael Jackson, one of the most widely beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time, leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture.

Merger Talks

Your Neighbourhood Credit Union and Standard Tube Employees Credit Union Announce they will be Joining

Waterloo/Woodstock - The Boards of Directors of Your Neighbourhood Credit Union and Standard Tube Employees’ (Woodstock) Credit Union (STCU) today announced that they have agreed to join together in order to create a stronger more vibrant credit union for their members. 

Arts & Culture

'Make it Seven' Campaign Has U of G Tie

Guelph - There's a University of Guelph connection to Jim Balsillie's efforts to bring a seventh national hockey league team to Canada.


Ontario's Economic Recovery will be Better than Average

TORONTO - Although turmoil in the Ontario auto sector has led to production cuts and job losses, and weak U.S. demand continues to weigh broadly on the province's manufacturing activity, Ontario will see above-average growth in 2010, according to the Provincial Outlook report released by BMO Capital Markets Economics.

Health Survey

Canadian Community Health Survey

Statscan - In 2008, the vast majority of Canadians (91%) reported that they were satisfied or very satisfied with life. Life satisfaction was strongly linked to self-reported health status. Over half of Canadians said they were moderately active.


Maplesoft Technology Announces Partnership with Global Leaders, Sun Microsystems and Wesley Clover

Maplesoft Technology Launches Their Executive Briefing Centre

OTTAWA - Maplesoft Technology, a leading systems integrator, announced their partnership with Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc., Wesley Clover, Mitel Networks Corporation, March Networks, Benbria, Teldio and Magor Communications on Thursday, June 25th, 2009.

Open Access

Laurier launches open-access archive to enhance availability of research

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University announces the launch of an open research archive, an institutional repository that provides open-access archiving of intellectual output for all members of the university community.


All Provinces Poised to Participate in Coming Economic Recovery

Growth to return thanks to commodity price rebound and widespread fiscal stimulus

TORONTO - While the current recession has had a significant and widespread impact on the economies of all Canadian provinces, and almost all will see real GDP contract this year, sights are now set on a coming economic recovery, according to the new Provincial Outlook report from BMO Capital Markets Economics.


Carleton University helps Batawa create a model sustainable village

Ottawa – Carleton University and the Batawa Development Corporation have created a unique partnership that will help the Ontario village create a model sustainable community for the world.

2009 Auto Recovery

GM says bankruptcy sale delay would kill suppliers

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Corp needs to exit from bankruptcy quickly in order to avoid a "fatal" blow to many of its suppliers and the loss of thousands of jobs, Chief Executive Fritz Henderson said in a court filing on Thursday.


World Wind Energy Award 2009 goes to George Smitherman, Energy Minister of Ontario

Toronto - The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) and its partners in the Green Energy Act Alliance (GEAA) congratulate Hon. George Smitherman on receiving the World Wind Energy Award 2009.


RSA Embeds Data Loss Prevention Technology and Policies into Cisco Ironport® Email Security Solutions

EMC’s Security Division and Cisco IronPort Provide Built-in Data Loss Prevention to Help Secure IT Infrastructure

BEDFORD, Mass. - RSA, The Security Division of EMC announced that it has partnered with Cisco to embed data classification technology and policies from the RSA® Data Loss Prevention Suite into Cisco’s industry-leading Cisco IronPort® email security solutions. RSA’s DLP technology will be fully integrated into Cisco IronPort’s email security platform as a comprehensive subscription software service for helping to prevent the loss of data in motion over email.

Call for Entrepreneurs

PROFIT Magazine makes its final call for entries

TORONTO - The deadline for identifying Canada's Emerging Growth Companies is fast approaching.

Human Resources

Payroll employment, earnings and hours for April 2009

Fewer employment losses in manufacturing

Statscan - Total non-farm payroll employment fell by 51,400 in April, down 0.4% from March. Since the peak in October 2008, the number of employees has fallen every month, bringing total losses over this period to 376,500. Job losses occurred in 64% of industries, unchanged from a month before.

US Tax

Income Redistribution Set to Increase Under Obama’s Budget

Counting Both Spending and Taxes, New Study Finds Redistribution from Top-Earning 5 Percent Will Rise from $619 Billion to $698 Billion in 2012

Washington, DC – New analysis of President Obama’s Budget finds that he is targeting the nation’s highest earners for greater income redistributions. By 2012, the federal government is scheduled to be redistributing an extra $79 billion from the top-earning 5 percent of American families, and $71 billion of that will be paid by the top-earning 1 percent of families.


Concession Demands in Navistar Bargaining Totally Unacceptable, CAW President says

WINDSOR - Negotiations between the CAW and Navistar continue in Windsor Ontario, today but employer demands for concessions including a significant downsizing of plant operations to less than 100 workers is totally unacceptable, said CAW President Ken Lewenza.

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