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?)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.