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.
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.
-- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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