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Wednesday, August 5, 2009
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Ted Talks

Paul Romer's radical idea: Charter cities



How can a struggling country break out of poverty if it's trapped in a system of bad rules? Economist Paul Romer unveils a bold idea: "charter cities," city-scale administrative zones governed by a coalition of nations. (Could Guantánamo Bay become the next Hong Kong?)

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Online Learning

New Zealand's Correspondence School Signs Deal With Desire2Learn for Online Teaching and Learning Environment

Kitchener-Waterloo – Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, recently signed with The Correspondence School (TCS) in New Zealand to deliver the full line of product offerings within the Desire2Learn® Learning Management System (LMS). Implementation will begin immediately.

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Educational Partership

Training Partnership Builds on Success

Kitchener - A successful partnership between the construction industry and a regional college is helping to train the skilled heavy equipment operators of tomorrow.

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Joint Venture

Magna Seating and Krishna Group Form a Joint Venture for the India Market

NEW DELHI - Magna Seating, an operating unit of Magna International Inc., and Krishna Group of India announced the formation of a 50/50 joint venture to produce complete seating systems and seat mechanisms for automakers operating within the Pune region of India.

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Financial

Canadian Dollar Falls as Higher-Yielding Assets’ Appeal Slips

Toronto - Canada’s dollar depreciated for a second day against its U.S. counterpart after stalling investor appetite for risk made higher-yielding currencies linked to economic growth less attractive.

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Guest Column

Building Good Media Relations Can Grow Your Business
By Pam Lontos

As a business owner, you've probably heard media exposure can greatly help your company, especially during tough economic times when marketing budgets are low and competition is high.

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Composer Exhibit

New Exhibit Profiles Improvisation, Canadian Composers

Guelph - A new multimedia exhibit coming to the University of Guelph will allow people to see and hear how improvisation plays a prominent role in the creation of music.

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Challenges of Poverty

Rural Women Research Group Going to UN

Guelph - Members of the University of Guelph's Rural Women Making Change (RWMC) research group are taking their success story to the United Nations. They'll speak at the 6th annual UN Youth Assembly, which runs Aug. 5 to 7 in New York City, discussing a program that helped change the lives of young women in a rural Ontario town and how it could do the same for women around the world.

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Sales Results

BMW Canada achieves best ever July sales results.

WHITBY - BMW Group Canada (BMW and MINI Brands combined) sold 2,840 vehicles in July 2009, up 7.6% compared to July 2008. Year-to-date sales for BMW Group Canada are 16,220 units, down 3.6% compared to the same period last year.

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Lockout

Steelworkers demand Clement step in as U.S. Steel defies Feds and locks out its employees

NANTICOKE - In a stunning show of contempt for its workers, the federal government and Industry Minister Tony Clement, U.S. Steel has locked out its Lake Erie Works employees.

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Mercedes Record Breaking Sales

Another record breaking month for the Mercedes-Benz brand in Canada

TORONTO - Mercedes-Benz Canada reported that a total of 1,978 Mercedes-Benz vehicles were registered in July. This represents a 9.5% increase compared to the July 2008 sales of 1,807 units, and the best July ever for the Mercedes-Benz brand.

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EI Benefits

Most Canadians receiving EI since 1997: StatsCan

OTTAWA - Alberta and Ontario showing the fastest growth rates as 778,700 people received regular Employment Insurance benefits in May - the highest since such data became available in 1997.

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New Procedure

ADDITION OF ANAESTHETIC TO RADIOISOTOPE INJECTION REDUCES PAIN IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING SENTINEL LYMPH NODE MAPPING FOR BREAST CANCER

Lancet - The addition of the anaesthetic lidocaine to radiocolloid injection for sentinel- lymph-node (SLN) mapping in patients with early breast cancer reduces injection pain and improves patient comfort without compromising SLN identification, and should be introduced as standard practice, concludes an Article published Online First and in the September edition of The Lancet Oncology.

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Guest Column

Faster Profits in Slowing Economies
by Don Schmincke

You cut, slashed, and hammered costs till your knuckles bled. Now what? Is there another, perhaps faster, way to grow profits? Research of successful companies find profits grow faster in challenging times with approaches contrarian to typical slash and burn methods.

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Stem Cell Research

Stem cell hierarchy offers potential for isolating, growing cells - Researchers determine hierarchy for mesenchymal stem cells

Toronto - Researchers at the University of Toronto Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) and Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), led by U of T's Professor J.E. Davies, have made important progress in stem cell research that will allow for numerous applications of multi-faceted stem cells known as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs).

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Fractures Research

Hip and back fractures increase mortality rates

Hamilton - If you are 50 or older and you break your hip, you have a one in four chance of dying within five years. Break your back, and you have a one in six chance of dying that soon, says a McMaster University study.

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H1N1 Vaccine

Novartis starts testing its swine flu vaccine

LONDON – Swiss drugmaker Novartis says it has begun injecting its swine flu vaccine into people for its first human tests.

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