Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you'll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of new products that take their cue from nature with spectacular results.
TORONTO - The Board of Directors of Manulife Financial Corporation ("MFC") today announced its decision to reduce the Company's quarterly common share dividend by 50% from $0.26 to $0.13 per share, payable on and after September 21, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 18, 2009.
KITCHENER WATERLOO House of Friendship didn’t have to go very far to find the right person for the job when recruiting a new Executive Director after the recent departure of long-time Executive Director, Deborah Schlichter. In fact, they had to go no further than Kitchener.
WATERLOO - Mr. Peter Braid, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced a contribution to Sandvine Incorporated from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).
HAMILTON - As Lakeside Steel files in court for a chance to purchase the former Stelco, the United Steelworkers employees remind Minister Clement and the Canadian public that in keeping with U.S. Steel's promise to the government of Canada the workers should be brought back to work now.
Waterloo The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will host its annual international conference October 2-4, 2009 . The purpose of the event is to define and debate issues of critical global importance, and identify innovative practices that can assist in meeting global challenges.
TORONTO - SunOpta Inc. ("SunOpta" or "the Company"), a leading global company focused on natural, organic and specialty foods and natural health products, announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009.
OTTAWA - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the National Research Council Canada (NRC), today announced the appointment of Mr. Raymond Leduc as a member of the NRC.
OTTAWA - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), announced the appointment of Ms. Anne Arsenault as Private Sector Director of the Board of Directors of the CTC.
TORONTO - The Real Property Association of Canada (REALpac) was pleased to release a new quarterly economic survey which will serve as a gauge of senior real estate executives' confidence in financial and real estate markets in Canada.
LAS VEGAS Rapport Leadership International, a 24-year Nevada-based leadership development company, will expand its corporate business operations in Calgary, Canada to provide Canadian business leaders and professionals with additional support from local executives.
Lancet - Even low doses of radiotherapy that are regarded as safe may contribute to progressive cognitive decline in patients with low-grade glioma brain tumours, according to an Article published Online first and in the September edition of The Lancet Neurology.
OTTAWA - From tobacco smoke to cooking smells, the transfer of odours is a common problem experienced by people who live in apartment buildings. There are however a number of simple and practical steps you can take in consultation with your property manager to eliminate, or at least reduce, odour problems in your apartment.
OTTAWA - March Networks(R), a leading provider of intelligent IP video and business analysis applications, announced that one of Europe's largest financial institutions has selected the Company's VideoSphere(TM) open-platform Video Management System (VMS) software and more than 2,000 CamPX and MegaPX IP cameras for advanced security and monitoring across 150 retail banking branches.
Statscan - Canadian hoteliers' business expectations for the third quarter of 2009 were negative relative to their business performance during the same quarter a year earlier. Their negative outlook was similar to that observed in the previous two quarters.
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