Bill Gates hopes to solve some of the world's biggest problems using a new kind of philanthropy. In a passionate and, yes, funny 18 minutes, he asks us to consider two big questions and how we might answer them. ____________________ Local Housing Construction
Toronto - Home starts declined in January and were in line with our forecast of slowing residential construction activity in 2009. Ontario preliminary Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of urban* home starts moderated registering 51,500 unit starts in January, down from 60,300 units in December.
Guelph, Ontario The United Way of Guelph & Wellington is pleased to announce it will allocate funding in 2009 to 47 community based agencies which provide vital local programs in Guelph and Wellington County.
HAMILTON - Getting more commuters to cycle to work was the motivation behind the invention of a collapsible bicycle trailer designed by two fifth-year mechanical engineering and management students at McMaster University.
Saturday night (February 8, 2009) Woolwich, Ontario was awarded one of the Top 5 spots in the Canada Wide Kraft Hockeyville 2009 Contest. This win alone guarantees Woolwich $25,000 towards the new Dan Snyder Memorial Arena.
Toronto - Researchers at U of T and Canada's largest children's rehabilitation hospital have developed a technique that uses infrared light brain imaging to decode preference - with the goal of ultimately opening the world of choice to children who can't speak or move.
NYON, Switzerland - Mymetics Corporation, announced that on February 11, in Montreal, at the 16th world Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Dr. Sylvain Fleury, Chief Scientific Officer of Mymetics, will present the results of a second series of preclinical trials that confirm the success of its preventive vaccine against HIV/AIDS.
VANCOUVER - Pfizer Canada has increased its initial commitment of $1 million by an additional $2 million to the "Pfizer-CDRD Innovation Fund" at the Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) to fast-track the commercialization of some of B.C.'s most promising research.
Google Latitude offers individuals, as well as small businesses a very handy tracking tool. When I tried to invite my friends to join me on Google Latitude so I could give it a proper test run, most were too creeped out to click on the link.
Survival and response to treatment in patients with advanced prostate cancer can be predicted by assessing changes in the number of circulating tumour cells (CTCs), according to an Article published Online First and in the March issue of The Lancet Oncology.
TOKYO - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2008, ending March 31, 2009, as well as for the first nine months. In the third quarter, the consolidated net loss after tax came to 83.2 billion yen (US $0.81 billion, euro 0.55 billion), compared to net income of 132.2 billion yen (US $1.28 billion, euro 0.87 billion) from the same period a year ago.
TORONTO - Xstrata Nickel's announcement of 578 permanent layoffs of CAW Local 598 members at its Sudbury, Ontario operations is devastating news for workers, their families and the greater Sudbury area, CAW President Ken Lewenza said.
SAINT-HUBERT - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), visited CSA headquarters in Saint-Hubert to observe some prototype space explorers and to reaffirm the government's commitment to the CSA.
The word on the street is "cutbacks," but getting sales is still the name of the game. One small business recently needed a new salesperson for a very good territory. The owner placed ads in all of the electronic vehicles, local papers and industry publications, as well as industry Web sites.
TORONTO - The five unions representing Air Canada workers are calling on the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) to require ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. to fund Air Canada's pension plan, before being permitted to wind-up the holding company.
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