Lewis Pugh talks about his record-breaking swim across the North Pole. He braved the icy waters (in a Speedo) to highlight the melting icecap. Watch for astonishing footage -- and some blunt commentary on the realities of supercold-water swims.
Over 1,300 business, government and civil society leaders are in Dalian, People’s Republic of China, for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2009
Dalian, People’s Republic of China The challenge of relaunching growth has brought global business heads together with government, civil society and technology leaders at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2009. ____________________ Energy
OWEN SOUND - Hydro One will bring its energy conservation message to the Owen Sound Fall Fair, September 10 to 12. In a special educational presentation for kindergarten to Grade 3 children and their families on Friday, September 11, Hydro One representatives will talk about simple ways to reduce energy use and save money - at home and at work.
Leading Chinese Entertainment Developer and Exhibitor Taps Into Expanded IMAX Programming With Four Theatres Planned
TORONTO- IMAX Corporation and Guangzhou Jinyi Film & Television Group, Co., Ltd., a leading entertainment developer and exhibitor in China, today announced an agreement to open four IMAX(R) theatres in China.
Ottawa Two scholars from Carleton University will be studying and conducting research in the United States this year, while an American professor will be visiting Carleton as part of the world-renowned Fulbright Program.
There’s Good Business to be had in the U.S. Despite Current Political, Economic Climate, say Market Experts
Markham, Ontario Regardless of the concern that the U.S. government’s ‘Buy American’ provision of its economic stimulus package has created among Canadians, the United States is a lucrative market for Canada’s small and medium-sized businesses.
CALGARY - Dr. Robert Burrell, inventor of Acticoat(TM) antimicrobial wound dressings, will receive this year's $100,000 EnCana Principal Award from the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation. The nanocrystalline silver coated dressings are used in clinical practice in over 40 countries around the world to prevent life threatening infections and promote wound healing.
VINELAND - Dr. Daryl Somers, Research Director of Applied Genomics at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre with colleagues Dr. Theo Blom from the University of Guelph and Wayne Brown from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs will begin work on the development of new traits for one of Ontario's major ornamental species, the petunia.
OTTAWA The University of Ottawa has been named the managing institution for the new Language Rights Support Program (LRSP). The Minister of Canadian Heritage, James Moore, made the announcement yesterday morning.
"Rwanda...made more business-friendly changes to its regulations in the past year than any other government, a World Bank [International Finance Corporation (IFC)] report showed. The sub-Saharan country vaulted to the 67th from the 143rd rank in the Bank's Doing Business 2010: Reforming through Difficult Times, ahead of India, Italy and Turkey. The index ranks 183 participants by their rules for setting up, running and closing a business...." [Bloomberg]
Fifteen month procurement extends long-standing relationship with BATA
TORONTO - Sirit Inc. a global provider of radio frequency identification ("RFID") technology, announced today that the Bay Area Toll Authority ("BATA") has confirmed a toll transponder order valued at $6.6 million over the next fifteen months. The order includes two options to purchase up to $1.7 million in additional toll transponders.
TORONTO - A recent survey, conducted by Hotspex(TM), found out that nearly one-half of Canadians (45 per cent) 'can't leave home without their mobile device'. In addition, significantly more Canadians, vs. 2008, agree that mobile media has information that is relevant to them.
TORONTO Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released August preliminary housing starts data for the Kitchener Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) today. Construction began on 234 homes, down from the 249 units started in the same month last year.
STRATFORD FedDev Ontario and the federal government’s economic stimulus funding for Southern Ontario is expected to take centre stage as business leaders, developers, and government representatives gather at the Southwest Economic Alliance (SWEA) 4th Annual Conference on September 17 & 18 at the Wheels Inn in Chatham.
High Performance Computing Grid Delivers Fastest, Most Scalable Trading Platform
NEW YORK- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. announced the rollout of new enhancements and upgrades to its core trading technology known as INET. Recognized as the most sophisticated trading technology in the world, INET is the common technology utilized across NASDAQ OMX's U.S. and European markets.
TORONTO - Bob Dechert, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Erindale, on behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, yesterday confirmed $200 million in funding for the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI) and announced a $7.6-million repayable investment in support of a research and development (R&D) project being undertaken by PCI Geomatics to develop next-generation earth observation technologies.
New Chair Will Focus on Increasing Transparency, Investor Understanding and Fostering Best Practices
TORONTO - Alternative Investment Management Association - Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Ostoich as Chair. He succeeds Phil Schmitt who is stepping down after serving as Chair for the past three years.
WATERLOO - Arthur Mesher, Chief Executive Officer of Descartes Systems Group and the recipient of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' (CSCMP) 2008 Distinguished Service Award, is scheduled to present "The State of Things United - The Next Big Thing" at the CSCMP's annual conference in Chicago on Tuesday, September 22, 2009.
Waterloo Region The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is looking for suggestions regarding the name of a new Catholic elementary school currently under construction in Kitchener’s Grand River South neighbourhood.
35% Increase in Quarterly Income Before Income Taxes Helps Drive Record Operating Results
WATERLOO - Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 second quarter (Q2FY10) ended July 31, 2009.
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