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Tuesday March 16, 2010

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Ted Talks

Mark Roth: Suspended animation is within our grasp



Mark Roth studies suspended animation: the art of shutting down life processes and then starting them up again. It's wild stuff, but it's not science fiction. Induced by careful use of an otherwise toxic gas, suspended animation can potentially help trauma and heart attack victims survive long enough to be treated.

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Charity

Laurier students brave the cold in the name of homelessness

WATERLOO - Four students from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo are about to embark on a journey spanning the course of five days, but one which is sure to stay with them for a lifetime. During the five day campaign students from across the country will be making personal sacrifices to make their community a better place.

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Finance

Over 96% of Shares Tendered to Descartes Pursuant to Offer to
Acquire Porthus

WATERLOO - The Descartes Systems Group Inc., a federated global logistics network, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Dexxcartes bvba will acquire 96.17% of the outstanding shares of Zemblaz NV (formerly denominated Porthus NV, "Porthus") as a consequence of a voluntary and conditional takeover offer (the "Offer").
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Space Hardware

COM DEV wins work on multiple satellites

CAMBRIDGE - COM DEV International Ltd., a leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, announced that it has been selected by EADS Astrium to provide passive microwave equipment for a series of four commercial communications satellites.

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Financial Analysis

Sun Life Financial reveals industry-leading financial needs analysis tool

Financial Analyzer offers client-centered planning experience
WATERLOO - Sun Life Financial, in partnership with Emerging Information Systems Inc. (EISI), announced the release of SunVision Financial Analyzer, an innovative financial needs analysis tool that will offer simplified, interactive, client-facing presentations and will change how Sun Life Financial Career Sales Force advisors provide service to clients.

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Outstanding Women

Laurier announces finalists for Outstanding Women of Laurier Award

WATERLOO — Wilfrid Laurier University has announced four finalists for the annual Outstanding Women of Laurier Award. The award will be presented at a luncheon Wednesday, March 31 at the Waterloo Inn Conference Hotel.

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Environment

GLOBE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Vancouver – The GLOBE Foundation is proud to announce this year's finalists for the GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence. “These are some of the most celebrated companies in the Canadian environmental business community,” said John Wiebe, President and CEO of the GLOBE Foundation.

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Recognition

Kitchener-Conestoga Community Sports Volunteers Honoured With The Celebration 2010 Community Sports Awards

Kitchener – Leeanna Pendergast, MPP for Kitchener-Conestoga, along with her colleagues John Milloy, MPP for Kitchener-Centre and Elizabeth Witmer, MPP for Kitchener- Waterloo, announced the winners of the Celebration 2010 Community Sports Volunteer Awards in their respective ridings at a presentation ceremony emceed by Mike Farwell of Roger’s

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Processing Maple Syrup

Natunola Ventures into Low Glycemic Index Maple Syrup

WINCHESTER, ON - Natunola Health Biosciences Inc. reports that, building on its strength of research and manufacturing capabilities, Natunola has developed value added processing of maple syrup to develop a low glycemic index maple product. Natunola is collaborating with the National Research Council of Canada and the University of Guelph Kemptville Campus Agroforestry Education and Research Center on this project.

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Fundraising

Chicopee's Fundraising Efforts Reaches $25 000 Goal

Kitchener - Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort & Dave FM 107.5 raised $25,225.00 for the Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region through the Ski Down Wednesdays promotion featuring a discounted skiing and snowboarding day. From January 13 to March 10, $5.00 from each full day lift ticket sold was donated to the Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region ‐ Anselma Rebuild Program.

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Sports

Underwater Hockey Team Hits the Airwaves

GUELPH - The University of Guelph's underwater hockey team is scheduled to be on the Discovery Channel's popular science news show, Daily Planet, tonight. Hosted by Jay Ingram and Ziya Tong, Daily Planet airs at 7 and 11 p.m.


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Education

School’s Cool president leverages advice, guidance from experienced business mentors to seal North American distribution agreement, secure private investment

Markham – For more than a decade, Gena Robertson has helped Canadians make a successful transition from home to school as creator of School’s Cool, a school readiness program for children aged three to five.

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Digital Deal

IMAX and Odeon Cinemas Expand Partnership

TORONTO - IMAX Corporation and ODEON & UCI Cinemas Group, Europe's largest exhibitor, announced an agreement to install an IMAX(R) digital theatre system in the exhibitor's multiplex in Southampton, England.
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Scholarships

2010 Government of China Scholarships Available for Conestoga Degree Graduates

KITCHENER - As a result of a recently signed Canada-Chongqing Engagement and Way Forward MOU signed between the Governments of Canada and Chongqing and in recognition of Canada's long term commitment to Chongqing, the Chongqing Education Commission (CQEC) will be offering six 2010 Government of China Scholarships to Canadian Students.

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