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Monday September 21, 2009

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Ted Talks

Imogen Heap plays "Wait It Out"



Imogen Heap plays a powerful stripped-down version of "Wait It Out," from her new record, Ellipse.

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Partnership

Perimeter Institute and University of Waterloo celebrate launch of Perimeter Scholars International

Waterloo – They’ve come from 17 countries around the world, and though they may speak different languages at home, here in Waterloo, they all speak physics, all the time. These 28 outstanding physics graduate students have converged on Waterloo to attend Perimeter Scholars International (PSI), an innovative and intensive 10-month masters-level course being held at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, in partnership with the University of Waterloo.

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Partnership Announcment

Maplesoft & Perimeter Institute Partner on Masters Program

Waterloo - Maplesoft and Perimeter Institute have announced a significant partnership that will have impact not just for the region of Kitchener-Waterloo, but also on scientists and researchers around the world.

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Economic Development

Southwest Economic Alliance Moves into High Gear

STRATFORD – Some 190 delegates met in Chatham-Kent at Southwest Economic Alliance (SWEA) 4th Annual Conference “Reinventing the Wheel: Building the Foundation for Economic Prosperity” to discuss future steps for transforming the economy of the region. Central to that transformation is the recent launch of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

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Education

Students to be Better Equipped for Workforce Through New Program

Provincial Grant Enables Career Forums for Senior High School Students

Waterloo – Senior secondary school students in Waterloo Region will have a career choice advantage thanks to the provincial government and the local Business and Education Partnership (BEP).

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Innovation

Polar Mobile Applications Now Used by 1 Million People around the World

Polar experiences explosive growth adding 500,000 new users in the last four months

TORONTO – Polar Mobile announced that applications built using the company’s SMART content and advertising platform are now being used by more than 1 million people around the world.

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Innovation Kick Start

Province awards Queens $13.6-million for green research

Kingston - A new commercialization model that transforms green chemistry discoveries into real-world products and industrial technologies for reducing harm to the environment has received a major vote of confidence from the Ontario government.

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Energy

ARISE Technologies Signs Systems Installation Agreement with QuickContractors.com

WATERLOO - ARISE Technologies Corporation, announced that it has signed an agreement with QuickContractors.com to provide installation services for residential solar energy systems in Ontario.

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Archived

GRCA donates historical papers to University of Waterloo library

WATERLOO - Researchers and the public can access the entire water management history of the Grand River Conservation Authority with the donation of the GRCA papers to the University of Waterloo library.

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Peace & Prosperity

Nominate people building strong, healthy communities

YMCA Peace Medallions recognize positive social change Hope exists in people who inspire peace

Waterloo Region – The YMCAs of Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo each seek nominations of individuals and groups who are making a difference in our neighbourhoods, schools, workplaces, and communities or across the world.

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Global Economy

TANZANIA TO HOST 2010 WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ON AFRICA

World Economic Forum on Africa 2010 will take place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 5 to 7 May 2010

Geneva, Switzerland – The World Economic Forum announced that Tanzania will host the 2010 World Economic Forum on Africa in Dar es Salaam from 5 to 7 May.

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Wholesale Trade

Wholesale sales increased for the second consecutive month in July 2009

Statscan - This was mainly as a result of higher sales in the automotive products sector. Sales in current dollars rose 2.8% to $41.7 billion.

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Media

Rogers found guilty of undermining subscriptions to Super Channel

EDMONTON – Super Channel, Canada’s only national pay television network, is pleased with last weeks CRTC ruling confirming their complaint that Rogers has been undermining the network’s growth by abusing their position as gatekeeper to one of the country’s largest group of potential subscribers.

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2009 Auto Restructuring

Workers at CAMI Approve New Contract

LONDON - CAW Local 88 members employed at CAMI in Ingersoll, Ontario have ratified a new contract by nearly two thirds. Production workers approved the contract by 61 per cent, while Skilled Trades workers ratified the deal by 89 per cent.

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Financial

Sun Life Financial target date fund assets surpass $1 billion

Funds appeal to customers looking for simple solutions for workplace retirement savings plans

TORONTO - In just four years of offering lifecycle target date funds to Canadian employers and employees, the combined assets of target date funds available to group plans administered by Sun Life Financial are now more than $1 billion.

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Arts & Culture

Looking better than ever, Akira Kurosawa’s classic Rashomon comes to Waterloo

Waterloo - Cinematheque Waterloo’s fall programming continues with a screening of Akira Kurosawa’s mesmerizing 1950 classic Rashomon. In keeping with the local film group’s goal of presenting motion pictures as they were intended to be seen – on quality 35mm prints and on the big screen

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Chamber Event

KW Chamber of Commerce Hosts Award Winning Entrepreneur

Kitchener – On Thursday, October 1, 2009, from 7:30 am – 9:00 am, Bruce Poon Tip, Founder and CEO of Gap Adventures, will speak at a Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast Series event.

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Tourism

Air China Offers Tourists Exclusive Lhasa-Kathmandu Route

Passengers can view Mount Everest from their aircraft

BEIJING - Air China has seen a huge increase in Chinese tourists visiting Nepal. There are now 70 times more Chinese tourists visiting the country than in 2002, the year that Nepal became a tourist destination for Chinese people.

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Strike

Picket lines are up at the Museum of Civilization and War Museum

Workers on strike, seeking fair working conditions and protections against contracting out

OTTAWA/GATINEAU - Workers are on strike at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the War Museum.

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Transportation

Saudi Airlines Cargo Selects Descartes to Electronically Manage Freight Bookings

CHICAGO -- CSCMP Annual Conference -- Descartes Systems Group announced that Saudi Airlines Cargo Company has selected Descartes' GF-X Exchange and Descartes CargoBooker to provide its customers with the option to electronically book air cargo shipments.



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