Too much of the world lacks access to clean drinking water. Engineer Michael Pritchard did something about it -- inventing the portable Lifesaver filter, which can make the most revolting water drinkable in seconds. An amazing demo from TEDGlobal 2009.
Waterloo - Maplesoft announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd., a Tokyo-based major Japanese importer/distributor of CAE (computer aided engineering) software.
WATERLOO - Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service logistics solutions provider, announced that Sleepy's, LLC has improved its customer experience, while reducing operational costs and growing its business, with Descartes Fleet Management Solutions.
WATERLOO - St. Paul's United College at the University of Waterloo now is officially St. Paul's University College, a name change that reflects the growing academic bent and international thrust of the residential teaching institution.
Guelph The Guelph Community Foundation recently announced it’s spring grants. Over $127,000 was disbursed out to charitable organizations this spring, bringing The Foundation to over $1.3 million in grants to community organizations since its inception in 2000.
GUELPH - Co-operators General Insurance Company ("Co-operators General") announced its consolidated financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2009. For the second quarter, Co-operators General reported consolidated net income of $13.9 million, compared to $39.0 million for the same quarter in 2008.
WATERLOO - Shocking pictures of diseased lungs, a brain damaged from a stroke and other disturbing images that appear on cigarette packs in Canada are effective in informing people about the harms of smoking and motivating smokers to quit, says a new University of Waterloo review article.
LONDON, NEW YORK and TORONTO - Newton* has announced that Newton Capital Management Limited, its business offering services in Canada and the U.S., has been awarded a new global equity mandate for TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM), the manager of TD Mutual Funds.
YOKOHAMA, Japan - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled Nissan LEAF, the world's first affordable, zero-emission car. Designed specifically for a lithium-ion battery-powered chassis, Nissan LEAF is a medium-size hatchback that comfortably seats five adults and has a range of more than 160km (100 miles) to satisfy real-world consumer requirements.
OTTAWA - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Agriculture and Agri-Food), issued the following statement regarding the alleged fraud situation surrounding financial advisor Earl Jones...
The Top 5 Behaviors that can Damage Your Leadership Personal Brand By Brenda Bence
All you have to do is look around you to know that brands are powerful. In fact, most people are so loyal to certain brands that they stick with them for life. If brand-name products can evoke that kind of loyalty, why can't people? Well, they can!
On March 12, 2009, the Canadian federal government passed significant amendments to the Investment Canada Act ( ICA ), Canada ’s foreign investment law of general application. Though the amendments generally liberalize important aspects of the Canadian foreign investment review regime, they also include a broadly worded national security test that now allows the responsible Minister to review proposed investments in Canada on national security grounds.
MARKHAM - Construction has started on the new collections building at the Markham Museum. The Museum will remain open during construction. When completed in 2010, the 17,000 sq. ft. addition will become the new main entry to the Museum.
These days, if you're a leader of any type, you can't simply order people
around and expect them to do what you want. They may follow your directions, if you are watching, but once they're left on their own they'll go back to doing what they think is important.
HALIFAX/TORONTO - The CAW is commending the federal government's commitment to build the next generation of Coast Guard and navy vessels in Canada and is urging the government to continue its dialogue with industry stakeholders to ensure this work goes ahead as soon as possible.
TORONTO - This past budget provided several measures that should help get Canada's ICT industry back on track. Provisions such as the two-year 100 per cent capital cost allowance provide an immediate boost to business through increased productivity through the acquisition of new technology.
TORONTO - A new publication by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) is designed to help boards of directors protect their companies from the increased risk of fraud in today's unsettled economic environment.
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