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Monday July 6, 2009

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Ted Talks

Paul Collier's new rules for rebuilding a broken nation



Long conflict can wreck a country, leaving behind poverty and chaos. But what's the right way to help war-torn countries rebuild? At TED@State, Paul Collier explains the problems with current post-conflict aid plans, and suggests 3 ideas for a better approach.

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2009 Auto Restructuring

The Canada Development Investment Corporation announces Canada's appointment to the Board of Chrysler Group LLC

OTTAWA - The Canada Development Investment Corporation (CDIC) yesterday announced the appointment of George F.J. Gosbee to the Board of Chrysler Group LLC. Mr. Gosbee is the founder of Tristone Capital Inc. and was appointed as a member of the Minister of Finance's Economic Advisory Council (EAC) last December.

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Economy

Finally, charting the recovery's course
By Emily Kaiser

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If the majority of Wall Street economists are right, the U.S. recession will end this quarter and the global recovery won't be far behind.

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2009 Auto Restructuring

GM 363 Asset Sale Approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Court

The new GM's common stock will be owned by:

-- U.S. Department of the Treasury: 60.8 percent
-- UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust: 17.5 percent
-- Canada and Ontario governments: 11.7 percent
-- The old GM: 10 percent

NEW YORK - General Motors achieved another milestone in its reinvention last night when Judge Robert E. Gerber of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York approved the sale of substantially all of General Motors Corporation's assets to NGMCO, Inc., an entity funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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Financial

Half a million Canadians are delinquent, data reveals 19% jump

TORONTO- Equifax Canada released the latest consumer credit delinquency data which shows that Canadians continue to fall behind on their credit payments at an ever-increasing rate. The average delinquency rate for Canada rose by approximately 19% over a one-year span from May 31, 2008 to May 31, 2009.

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Philanthropy

Homeopath donates house to Laurier for use as ‘global engagement’ residence

WATERLOO – Dr. Ron Harris is donating his home to Laurier for use as an innovative residence in which international and domestic students will live together and promote cultural awareness. The university will celebrate Dr. Harris’ gift on July 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the house, located at 102 Albert St. in Waterloo.

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Final Frontier

York U-led scientists issue Mars-Phoenix findings

TORONTO - Key findings of the Mars-Phoenix mission’s Canadian science team, led by York U, are published in Science.

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2009 Auto Restructuring

GM Europe head says to sell Opel to Magna soon: report

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - General Motors Europe President Carl-Peter Forster expects to sell German unit Opel to Canadian auto parts supplier Magna soon, he told a German newspaper.

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EcohealthS

U of G hosts graduate course in ecohealth

Guelph - The University of Guelph will host the second instalment of a pioneering course in ecohealth, an emerging field that promotes a holistic approach to solving complex human, animal and environmental issues.

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Economic Development

Markham Funding Partnership with Canada / Ontario Provides $8.3M for Recreation Infrastructure

Markham - Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti joined a whole bunch of dignitaries to announce that Markham has received over $5.5M in grants under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada and Recreation Ontario programs. The Town of Markham will match these grants for a combined total investment of $8.3M.

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Housing

CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS IN KITCHENER-WATERLOO

KITCHENER-WATERLOO – The Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the Region of Waterloo July 3, 2009 announced $9.4 million to fund three construction-ready projects.

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Health Care

FINAL ANALYSIS SHOWS HPV VACCINE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE AT PREVENTING PRECANCEROUS CERVICAL LESIONS, AND HAS SUBSTANTIAL PROTECTIVE EFFECT IN POPULATIONS RELEVANT TO VACCINATION PROGRAMMES

The Lancet - The final analysis of the PATRICIA study shows that the HPV-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine (GlaxoSmithKline) has high efficacy against the precancerous cervical lesions that can eventually lead to cervical cancer.




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