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Monday November 16, 2009

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Ted Talks

Cynthia Schneider: The surprising spread of "Idol" TV


Cynthia Schneider looks at two international "American Idol"-style shows -- one in Afghanistan, and one in the United Arab Emirates -- and shows the surprising effect that these reality-TV competitions are creating in their societies.

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XQuarterly

BIOREM announces record third quarter with $520,000 in net earnings

GUELPH - BIOREM Inc. announced today its results for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2009. Biorem's complete fiscal 2009 third quarter financial statements and MD&A have been filed on SEDAR.

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Corporate Philanthropy

Libro Financial Group Proclaims “Share Day” with Customer-Owners & Community

Libro will distribute $3.2 million in profits to owners in December.

Waterloo — Libro Financial Group announced fiscal 2009 results and distribution Last Friday 13, 2009. Libro will share the profit pie with customer-owners through its profit sharing program and with the communities where it operates through its Community Builder grants program.

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Guest Column

Rebuilding After Difficult Times
By Tim Ursiny, Ph.D., RCC

Many people have had finances devastated, real estate values drop, job challenges and other difficulties in the recession that businesses have recently experienced. That said, many signs are now pointing to the end of the recession and owners and managers must turn your attention to rebuilding lives and finances.

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Education

McMaster and Nexient Forge New, Expanded Relationship

Multi-faceted agreement encompasses program recognition, eLearning collaboration, and the development of joint offerings.

TORONTO - Nexient Learning, a Global Knowledge Company, and the McMaster University Centre for Continuing Education today announced a broad collaboration agreement, under which the university will continue to recognize Nexient's market-leading programs in Project Management, Program Management, Business Analysis, and Business Architecture.

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Olympics

Olympic season begins with exceptional early snow

WHISTLER, BC. - Whistler Blackcomb's Olympic season will begin ahead of schedule as the resort opens for skiing and riding on Saturday, November 14 - 12 days earlier than planned. More than 118 centimetres (46 inches) of fresh snow has fallen on the mountains in the past seven days and the opening weekend snow base already sits at 100 centimetres (39 inches).

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Education

Conestoga to Hold Open House November 28 in Kitchener

Kitchener - More and more people are discovering a valuable fact – a college education is a great bargain, both in terms of cost and in terms of the dividends it pays through acquisition of the practical skills wanted and needed by employers.

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Education

Laurier celebrates international Geography Awareness Week Nov. 16-20

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University’s distinguished Department of Geography and Environmental Studies will mark international Geography Awareness Week Nov. 16 to 20 with a variety of events and demonstrations.

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MEDIA

ROGERS TV CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF LOCAL TELEVISION

WATERLOO REGION – Rogers TV celebrates its 40th anniversary with a special presentation of Retro Rewind: Celebrating Rogers TV's 40th featuring Phil Lind, Vice Chairman, Rogers Communications Inc. and Colette Watson, Vice President of Rogers TV on Tuesday, November 17th at 7 PM, on Cable 20 in Waterloo Region.

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Global Economy

Global Recovery Faces Serious Hurdles Next Year

"The global economy faces serious hurdles next year including 'large-scale' unemployment in rich nations, asset bubbles, and backsliding towards protectionism, the World Bank chief said Friday.

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Health R&D Innovation

Ontario Government awards Queen’s researchers $25 million

Kingston - Queen’s University researchers involved in 26 projects, ranging from nuclear materials to microelectronics to bone and joint repair have received more than $25 million in new provincial infrastructure grants.

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Accountability

Turn corporate social responsibility into accountability: Steelworkers to ask MPs to support Bill C-300

OTTAWA - United Steelworkers' (USW) National Director Ken Neumann announced Friday that unionized miners from across Canada will be in Ottawa from November 16-20 urging Members of Parliament to support Bill C-300, a private member's bill on corporate accountability for Canadian extractive companies in developing countries.

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New Car Sales

New motor vehicle sales increased 1.2% to 128,415 units in September following a slight decrease in August

Statscan - Higher sales of North American-built passenger cars were responsible for most of the increase.

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Sustainable Energy

The people of Ontario are building sustainable energy projects on their own

Ontario - Canada's inactions regarding climate change are widely known and at the upcoming conference this December in Copenhagen Stephen Harper can expect to be highly criticized. Meanwhile, hundreds of Ontario residents who are fed up with the lack of action are attending the 1st Annual OSEA Community Power Conference which started yesterday and runs today

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Global Markets

Bahrain Ranked Highest for Economic Freedom in Arab World, Kuwait and Lebanon Tied for Second

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO - Bahrain is the most economically free Arab nation, followed closely by Kuwait and Lebanon, according to the Economic Freedom of the Arab World: 2009 Annual Report.




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