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Thursday April 8, 2010

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Ted Talks

Dennis Hong: My seven species of robot

At TEDxNASA, Dennis Hong introduces seven award-winnning, all-terrain robots -- like the humanoid, soccer-playing DARwIn and the cliff-gripping CLIMBeR -- all built by his team at RoMeLa, Virginia Tech. Watch to the end to hear the five creative secrets to his lab's incredible technical success.

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Financial

AcSB establishes advisory committee for the Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises

TORONTO – Volunteers from across Canada will serve on a new committee to advise the Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) on future changes to accounting standards for private enterprises in Canada.

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Growth

McMaster and Waterloo open second building on Kitchener health sciences campus

KITCHENER - McMaster University and the University of Waterloo are today officially opening the second building on the Downtown Kitchener Health Sciences Campus, which will house McMaster’s Waterloo Regional Campus of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

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Economy

Consumer confidence bolsters housing market but recovery uneven across Canada

- Markets in some cities are overheated while others show modest growth -

TORONTO - After a buoyant, if geographically uneven start to the year, Canada's housing market is poised to moderate as 2010 unfolds, according to the Royal LePage House Price Survey.

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Independence

Government of Canada helps people with disabilities in Kitchener develop job skills

Kitchener - People with disabilities will get help preparing for jobs as a result of the Government of Canada’s support for Kitchener-Waterloo (K-W) Habilitation Services. Mr. Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, made the announcement yesterday on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

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Information

Open Text Changes the Game with Content Analytics Strategy

Will Integrate Leading Content Analytics Capabilities Across its Entire Suite of Solutions in Comprehensive ECM Strategy

Waterloo - As part of a strategy to help customers better understand, control and monetize their content, Open Text Corporation yesterday announced plans to integrate and expand the content analytics capabilities of Nstein Technologies in the Open Text ECM Suite, making Open Text the first vendor to make content analytics pervasive across an entire ECM suite of products.

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Telling the Story

Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council Announces Partnership With Parks Canada

Heritage Interpreters to Benefit from National emerit Professional Certification

OTTAWA - The Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) is proud to announce a growing partnership with Parks Canada. This new agreement will see Heritage Interpreters throughout Parks Canada undertake the CTHRC's nationally recognized emerit certification. Parks Canada employees will pursue Professional Certification as Heritage Interpreters, gaining the highest industry recognized credential for tourism workers in Canada.

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Investing

Manulife Investor Sentiment Index rises sharply

Canadians more optimistic as March poll nears 10-year high

WATERLOO - More Canadians say it's a good time to invest, in everything from their own homes to the stock market and investment funds, according to a national poll for Manulife Financial, Canada's leading insurance and wealth management company.

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Urbanscape

Students Imagine Architectural Updates to Old Spaces

Cambridge - Imagine what you could do if you could revamp old spaces. The old is new again is the theme of a showcase at Cambridge City Hall this week as a group of second year Conestoga College students unveil their designs on adaptive reuse.

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Appointment

Masahiro Takedagawa appointed President and Chief Executive Officer for Honda Canada

TORONTO - Honda Canada Inc. announces the arrival in Canada of its new President and CEO, Mr. Masahiro Takedagawa. He replaces Mr. Manabu Nishimae who has assumed the position of Operating Officer for Regional Operations, Eastern Europe, the Middle & Near East, and Africa, April 1, 2010.

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PSA

HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre brings Canadian Idol Style Event to Waterloo Region's Teenagers

Waterloo - Forget Canadian Idol. Waterloo Region has plenty of talent right here, and they're strutting their stuff on May 2 at Waterloo Region's Got Talent, happening at Centre in the Square as part of a fundraiser for HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre.

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