At TEDGlobal University, Shereen El Feki shows how some Arab cultures are borrowing trademarks of Western pop culture -- music videos, comics, even Barbie -- and adding a culturally appropriate twist. The hybridized media shows how two civilizations, rather than dividing, can dovetail.
Strong fundamentals expected to result in Canada leading economic growth among G-7 countries
TORONTO - After a challenging and difficult year, the Canadian economy is set for a nation-wide recovery in 2010, according to a new report by RBC Economics. The report indicated that although the Canadian economy contracted at an average of 2.5 per cent in 2009, the stage is set for a return to positive growth in 2010.
Statscan - Meanwhile, international liabilities edged up to $1,504.1 billion. As a result, Canada's net foreign debt position expanded to $84.3 billion at the end of the third quarter, reflecting the continued appreciation of the Canadian dollar as well as a larger current account deficit.
COPENHAGEN - Results of a comparative report by PowerUP Canada show that Canada has fallen well behind the United States in fighting climate change and is not keeping up with current efforts by the U.S. federal government.
New financial office in Markham will meet region's diverse needs
MARKHAM - Sun Life Financial celebrated the Grand Opening of the York Central Financial Centre in Markham last Friday, its 93rd financial centre in Canada, located at 110 Copper Creek Drive, just south of Highway 407 at 9th Line.
TORONTO - The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have agreed to terms with INF/OF JOSE BAUTISTA to a one year deal paying $2.4 million US and P DUSTIN McGOWAN on a $500,000 US deal for 2010. OF JOEY GATHRIGHT and C RAUL CHAVEZ were signed to minor league contracts with an invite to spring training.
WATERLOO Two psychology researchers and a biology researcher from Laurier’s Faculty of Science received infrastructure funding from the Ontario Research Fund (ORF) at a provincial announcement held December 11, 2009. The funding affects 34 associated researchers at Laurier and matches earlier infrastructure grants received from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
Leading Shaw Scholar Dr. Leonard Conolly to Begin Two-Year Term in January
Peterbourough - Trent English Professor Elected Presiden Dr. Leonard Conolly, a professor of English Literature at Trent and a world-renowned Bernard Shaw scholar, has been appointed the new president of the International Shaw Society (ISS).
OTTAWA - The Government of Canada has varied a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) decision regarding Globalive Wireless Management Corp., a Canadian-owned and controlled company.
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