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Tuesday November 10, 2009

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Ted Talks

Cameron Sinclair: The refugees of boom-and-bust

At TEDGlobal U, Cameron Sinclair shows the unreported cost of real estate megaprojects gone bust: thousands of migrant construction laborers left stranded and penniless. To his fellow architects, he says there is only one ethical response.


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Social Networking - Care

Linking Lutherwood youth to first-of-its-kind virtual support

Introducing ‘Upopolis’, Canada’s first secure online community keeping kids in hospitals and specialized care connected to their world

Waterloo – Lutherwood, TELUS and Kids’ Health Links Foundation (KHLF) yesterday announced the launch of Upopolis, the first secure online social network for children in specialized and hospital care, at Lutherwood.

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Innovation

University of Ottawa Heart Institute to Develop, Produce and Expand Uses for Novel Medical Radioisotope Tracers

New Tracers Made On Site with No Requirement for Nuclear Reactor

OTTAWA — Researchers from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) will receive nearly half of a $5.4 million federal fund to help solve a shortage of medical isotopes resulting from the shutdown of the Chalk River nuclear reactor.

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Marketing - Check or Cheque

RDM Corporation Announces Intelligent Check Re-Presentment

Intelligent check re-presentment capability enables businesses to proactively determine if and when a returned check should be re-presented

WATERLOO - RDM Corporation, announced yesterdy that it has introduced new functionality in its ITMS WebClient and Simply Deposit products that allows users to proactively decide whether to re-present a returned check. This feature enables business users to review returned checks and determine whether to risk a second returned check fee and lets them select the timing for that re-presentment.

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Merger

MEYERS NORRIS PENNY EXPANDS IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO

Collins Barrow Waterloo and Cambridge practices to join MNP

Calgary – Meyers Norris Penny LLP (MNP), one of Canada’s largest chartered accountancy and business advisory firms, announced yesterday that the independent firm of Collins Barrow Region of Waterloo LLP has joined MNP. Effective January 1, 2010, the region, which includes two locations in Waterloo and Cambridge, will begin operating under the MNP name.

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Innovation

Scientists from U of G, World in Mexico to Talk Barcoding

Guelph - More than two dozen scientists from the University of Guelph are in Mexico City this week attending the third international Barcode of Life Conference. The annual gathering is expected to attract 350 researchers worldwide engaged in the U of G-led science initiative, which is quickly amassing barcodes or identifiers for a growing database of life forms.

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Recognized Family

FLANAGAN FOODSERVICE INC. WINS FAMILY ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO

Becomes eligible for national award in May 2010

London - The Southwestern Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Association for Family Enterprise (CAFE) is pleased to announce Flanagan Foodservice Inc. as the winner of the local Family Enterprise of the Year Award, presented on National Family Business. Flanagan Foodservice Inc. now becomes eligible for the National Award to be presented in Regina during the CAFE Symposium to be held in May 2010.

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National Power

Top Constitutional Law Experts to Discuss National Securities Regulator

TORONTO - The constitutional battle over the proposed creation of a national securities watchdog in Canada is heating up. While the federal government seeks the Supreme Court’s opinion on whether Ottawa has the power to create a national securities regulator, unwilling provinces such as Alberta and Quebec are fuming. How will this constitutional fight over economic regulation play out?

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Economy

Recession takes toll on profits in Canadian industries

OTTAWA - Profits will be down more than 20 per cent this year across most of the six Canadian industries covered by the Conference Board's Canadian Industrial Profile-Autumn 2009.

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Bi-Lateral Education

Canada India Foundation and Waterloo sign multi-million-dollar endowment MOU

WATERLOO - The University of Waterloo and the Canada India Foundation (CIF) announced yesterday a first-of-its-kind joint initiative for the advancement of Canada's research capacity in studying the politics, economy and social conditions of contemporary India and bi-lateral relationship of both countries through a planned establishment of a $10-million endowment.

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Pension Fallout

Union pension meetings stress need for gov't action

OTTAWA - The first of 16 community meetings for at-risk AbitibiBowater pensioners will be held tonight in Baie Comeau, Québec.

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Book Launch

Waterloo holds local book launch for historian's Pierre Trudeau biography

WATERLOO - The University of Waterloo will hold a local book launch this week for acclaimed biographer John English's second instalment of a two-volume look at the life and times of Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

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Emerging Markets

Corruption Costs Poorer States Up To $40 Billion A Year.

"Corruption costs developing nations $20 to $40 billion each year, while emerging markets and financial centers are increasingly havens for stolen assets, a top World Bank official said on Saturday.

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R&D Haelth Care

Discovery in worms by Queen’s researchers points to more targeted cancer treatment

Kingston - Researchers at Queen’s University have found a link between two genes involved in cancer formation in humans, by examining the genes in worms. The groundbreaking discovery provides a foundation for how tumor-forming genes interact, and may offer a drug target for cancer treatment.

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Book Review

Russell Wangersky wins 2009 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction

WATERLOO – Russell Wangersky has won the 2009 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction for his memoir Burning Down the House: Fighting Fires and Losing Myself. A reception for Wangersky will take place November 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Paul Martin Centre on the Waterloo campus of Wilfrid Laurier University.

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2009 Auto Restructuring

St. Thomas Closure Devastating News

TORONTO - Ford's formal announcement yesterday that it plans to close the St. Thomas, Ontario car assembly plant in 2011 is devastating news for workers, their families and the community, CAW President Ken Lewenza said.

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Housing

ONTARIO AND KW RESIDENTIAL HOME STARTS GROW IN OCTOBER

Toronto - Ontario preliminary Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of home starts across urban* areas increased to its highest level since March. An estimated 55,700 residential housing units broke ground in October, up from 48,500 units in September.

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Recognition

Carleton University Professor Wins 2009 Ontario Professional Engineers Award

Ottawa – Carleton Engineering Professor Moyra McDill has won a 2009 Ontario Professional Engineers Award from the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and Professional Engineers Ontario.Awards are given to professional engineers who have shown exemplary service in their respective fields to their communities and their profession.

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2009 Auto Restructuring

CAW Applauds New Investment Announcement at CAMI in Ingersoll

INGERSOLL - CAW President Ken Lewenza applauded General Motors' announcement yesterday of a new $90 million investment in the CAMI Automotive plant in Ingersoll, Ontario. The move will expand the size of the plant, ramp up car production and recall laid-off workers back to work. "Today's announcement is definitely welcome news for auto workers in Ingersoll and across the country," Lewenza said. "These workers and their families have struggled through years of uncertainty and insecurity and it's good to see some positive news surface amid all of the challenges Canada's auto industry is facing."

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Das Auto

Four-Times Monte Carlo Winner Dominates European Championship Race

Walter Röhrl Wins Costa Brava Rally

Stuttgart - Walter Röhrl has won the race for the FIA European Rally Championship for Historical Cars in the Spanish town of Lloret de Mar last weekend.

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Corporate Philanthropy

YMCA and St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation to Benefit from TD Donations

Kitchener-Waterloo – TD Bank Financial Group is pleased to announce two gifts to the Kitchener-Waterloo community to support health care and social services in the region. The Kitchener-Waterloo YMCA will receive $100,000 for its “Investing in Healthy New Canadians” initiative, and St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation will receive $50,000 as part of the TD Grants in Medical Excellence program to support nursing education.

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Guest Column

Want Success in the New Year? Give Up the Bad Habits for Good!
By Max Izenberg

"The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones." - Somerset Maugham

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Health Care - PSA

Raising Expectations

Waterloo - On Wednesday November 25,. 7:00 - 8:30pm. HopeSpring presents Dr. Greenspan, guest speaker for the HopeSpring Prostate Cancer Support Group.

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Fax - New Technology

Open Text Delivers Rich Fax Functions for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Ensures that Enterprises Can Migrate to Exchange Server 2010 and Preserve Investments in Unified Messaging, Network-Based Fax Capabilities

WATERLOO - Open Text announced that it has developed enterprise fax functionality seamlessly integrated with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. This ensures that enterprises can migrate to Exchange Server 2010, preserve their investments in network-based fax capability and unified messaging systems and provides the ability to access faxing from mobile devices.

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Many faces of Literacy

Canada Supports Family Literacy

Kitchener — “Family literacy has a strong influence on individual development. Strengthening literacy and essential skills helps provide a home environment that is rich in learning activities, and increases adults’ success in finding and keeping employment,” said Mr. Stephen Woodworth MP.

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Xquarterly

ATS reports second quarter fiscal 2010 results

CAMBRIDGE - ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. today reported its financial results for the three and six months ended September 27, 2009.



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