In this moving yet pragmatic talk, Kevin Bales explains the business of modern slavery, a multibillion-dollar economy that underpins some of the worst industries on earth. He shares stats and personal stories from his on-the-ground research -- and names the price of freeing every slave on earth right now.
Leaders call for 'Moonshot' in digital media achievements by 2017
Stratford - The Canada 3.0 2010 forum slated for May 10-11 will set an ambitious target for Canada's digital media industry - that of making it possible for "anyone to do anything on-line in Canada - by 2017".
WATERLOO - Executives from five international technology companies, including Google and Xerox, will discuss how ideas evolve into products during a speaker series this week at the University of Waterloo.
Statscan - Sales for the food services and drinking places industry increased 0.3% from December to January to nearly $4.1 billion in current dollars. During the same period, the price of food purchased in restaurants rose 0.2%, as measured by the Consumer Price Index.
Statscan - Self-employment rose substantially during the recent economic downturn, while paid employment declined. Layoffs among paid workers might account for some of the increase in self-employment, but not all of it.
Dr. Davide Panagia Receives $500,000 to Continue Research into Aesthetics and Cultural Theory
Peterborough - Awarded the position of Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies for a second term, Trent University professor and renowned political and cultural theorist Dr. Davide Panagia will receive $500,000 over five years to continue his research analyzing the visual politics of contemporary media and the effects on modern culture.
TORONTO - The Investment Counsel Association of Canada ("ICAC"), the voice of the country's portfolio managers and investment counsellors, urged the federal government to reverse its plan to modify the Excise Tax Act to spare Canadians from the burden of paying more tax for professional investment management services.
Lancet - New research shows that, in the US population, screening for type 2 diabetes is cost effective when started between the ages of 30 years and 45 years, with screening repeated every 35 years. The study is written by Dr Richard Kahn, American Diabetes Association, Alexandria, VA, USA, and colleagues.
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