Adam Grosser talks about a project to build a refrigerator that works without electricity -- to bring the vital tool to villages and clinics worldwide. Tweaking some old technology, he's come up with a system that works.
Waterloo - Bloomberg - Research In Motion Ltd. executives James Balsillie, Mike Lazaridis and Dennis Kavelman must pay a combined C$9 million ($7.3 million) in fines and legal costs and repay the company an additional C$68 million to settle charges they benefited from improperly priced stock options.
CAMBRIDGE - COM DEV International Ltd. has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Genuity Capital Markets and including GMP Securities L.P. and Paradigm Capital Inc. Under the agreement, the syndicate has agreed to purchase 6,780,000 common shares from the Company at a price of $2.95 per common share, representing an aggregate amount of issue of $20,001,000.
Waterloo Region - The Board of Directors of the Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Board (KWREB) is pleased to announce that Tania Benninger has accepted the position of Communications & Government Relations Manager and will officially start on Monday, February 9th.
OTTAWA The federal governments hands billions of dollars to the provinces and territories for various programs, but lacks any way to ensure the money is actually spent on those programs, the auditor general reported Thursday.
Waterloo - University Avenue past the main entrance to the UW campus will be “a much more urban street” in the years to come, planner Joe Berridge told the UW board of governors on Tuesday as he spoke about the new campus master plan.
FREDERICTON - The province is imposing millions of dollars in new costs on bar and restaurant owners, and clawing back an important revenue stream, even though many bars and restaurants are struggling to survive during the economic downturn.
BERLIN - Reuters - The heads of the OECD, the World Trade Organisation, the International Labour Organisation, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued the following joint statement on the global economic situation after a meeting in Berlin on Thursday:
Acquisition Targets Used Oil Collections Capabilities in Southeast U.S.
PLANO, Texas -- Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., has acquired the assets of Atlantic Industrial Services, Inc. (AISI), headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, one of the largest collectors and recyclers of used oil, oil filters and antifreeze in the Southeast. The acquisition includes 10 Atlantic locations, more than 100 experienced personnel and a fleet of approximately 150 vehicles.
Skeletal remains from an enormous snake that would dwarf Hollywood's anacondas have been discovered near the equator, shedding new light on the climate and environment that housed the monstrous reptile 60 million years ago....
By April Kemick
Toronto - Skeletal remains from an enormous snake that would dwarf Hollywood's anacondas have been discovered near the equator, shedding new light on the climate and environment that housed the monstrous reptile 60 million years ago.
OTTAWA - Labour peace will reign in the overwhelming majority of negotiations in Canada this year, given the weakness characterizing both labour and management in bargaining, according to the Conference Board's Industrial Relations Outlook 2009: Managing Expectations in Uncertain Times.
KITCHENER WATERLOO Spuddy is back! House of Friendship’s February Potato Blitz mascot will be out and about at three Blitz events this month in support of House of Friendship’s annual drive to collect potatoes and donations for emergency food assistance.
Biennial arts festivals poised to attract record numbers in 2009!
Waterloo Region As the world braces for a year fraught with economic uncertainty and an inevitable shift in how we live our lives, one Ontario community is taking bold steps to protect its cultural heartbeat.
San Diego - The Conscience Foundation and China Aid Association today jointly issued an open letter to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay, and member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), revealing that a summary report from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) had whitewashed China's human rights abuses.
Recession Prompts Financial Executives To Rethink Retirement, Survey Shows
TORONTO - Executives may be spending more of their golden years on the job than on the golf course, a new study suggests. In fact, almost half (45 per cent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) surveyed recently stated that they are delaying or reconsidering their retirement plans. The large majority (93 per cent) who intend to extend their working years attribute the change in plans to the economy.
WINNIPEG - Canwest Global Communications Corp ("Canwest" or the "Company") announced today that it is exploring strategic options for five of its conventional television stations, CJNT-TV in Montreal, CHCH-TV in Hamilton, CHCA-TV in Red Deer, CHBC-TV in Kelowna and CHEK-TV in Victoria.
TORONTO - In the face of the current economic crisis, it’s increasingly important to consider the social costs of legalized gambling, according to a York University professor whose new book delves into the issue.
Kitchener - Chicopee proudly presents the Rogers Freezestyle Weekend Friday February 6th Sunday February 8th in the Karbon Terrain Park. The Rogers Freezestyle Weekend a three day event showcasing both team and individual freestyle events.
BMV Holdings is now Public Mobile and Has Everyone Talking
TORONTO - With a focus on providing Ontario and Quebec with affordable flat-rate wireless phone services, low-cost wireless carrier BMV Holdings announced it will begin operating under the Public Mobile brand and have launched the company website at publicmobile.ca.
Hamilton - Carolyn Eyles started a wiki with her students to create an inventory of Canadian glaciers; Nick Bontis moves around the classroom like an inspirational speaker. Both professors bring an uncommon sense of passion to their teaching, and today have been recognized with a prestigious 3M Teaching Fellowship.
Hamilton - Over the last six months the changes in the world economy have been dramatic and Canada and Canadian universities have been wrestling with the impact of the financial downturns and what these changes mean to university budgets and forecasts.
Research shows there is a direct correlation between productivity and clutter. Productivity and profits decline when clutter and chaos rise. Do piles of paper, disorganization and information mismanagement take over your workplace while efficiency and effectiveness vanish right before your eyes?
People issues are huge factor in growth projections
Toronto Reflecting typical Canadian humbleness, the annual PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Global CEO survey has found that the majority of Canadian CEOs (59%) are ‘somewhat confident’ for revenue growth in the next year and 63% over the next three years. This compares to the global percentages of 49% and 51% respectively.
WANTED’s Hiring Demand Indicators Are Part of Model to Measure Pace of Economic Slowdown and Rate of Recovery
QUEBEC CITY, Quebec - WANTED Technologies, the leading source of insight and analysis based on hiring demand, released its estimate of the upcoming BLS Employment figures for January 2009. Using hiring demand data gathered on a weekly basis from online job boards, WANTED is forecasting the continued decline in seasonally adjusted U.S. non-farm employment, with a projected month-over-month loss in January 2009 of 660,000 jobs.
The battery in the new breed of electric car can both give and receive, taking a charge and then, through the same electrical cord, sending some of its stored energy back to a hungry electricity grid, as needed.
WATERLOO - Manulife Financial is the leader in providing Canadians with statements to help them understand their universal life insurance plans, according to an industry survey by DALBAR Inc. Manulife Financial's universal life statement was the only one designated as "excellent" in a cross-country review of five industry statements that explain Canadians' universal life insurance policies.