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Monday April 12, 2010

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Ted Talks

Tony Robbins asks why we do what we do

Tony Robbins discusses the "invisible forces" that motivate everyone's actions -- and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.



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R&D

Researchers discover new way HIV infects women
by Suzanne Morrison

Hamilton - Women are susceptible to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, but scientists have been puzzled as to how it finds its way into the female reproductive tract.

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Appointment

EYELIGHT WELCOMES MARK KRELLER AS SENIOR MANAGER OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Waterloo - Mark joins Eyelight and brings with him a wealth of experience in Marketing and Communications. He is well known in the Waterloo Region with his extensive volunteer involvement including K-W Oktoberfest, Junior Achievement for Waterloo Region as well the Greater K-W Chamber of Commerce.

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Labour Force

Survey On March 2010

Statscan - Employment edged up by 18,000 in March, continuing an upward trend that began in July 2009. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.2%.

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Students Accept to Pay More?

Universal Bus Pass Approved

Guelph - U of G students have voted overwhelmingly to accept a $20 increase to the universal bus pass starting May 1.

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R&D

Carleton Professor Researches Role of Bisphenol-A in Obesity

Ottawa – Bisphenol-A (BPA) has been in the news over the past few years as a potential chemical threat to human health. Now Carleton Professor Alfonso Abizaid is researching the role that BPA may play in obesity.

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Urban Greening

Kitchener’s first solar-energy project gets boost from Ontario Power Authority

KITCHENER – The city’s efforts to help reduce greenhouse gases and improve local air quality through the installation of a solar roof on its future consolidated maintenance facility has received the seal of approval from the Ontario Power Authority (OPA).

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Energy

ATS confirms notice of solar FIT application approvals in Ontario

CAMBRIDGE - ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. reported today that it has been notified by the Ontario Power Authority ("OPA") that a number of Ontario Feed-in Tariff ("FIT ") applications in the Company's solar development pipeline have been approved by the OPA.

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Innovation

Government of Canada Invests in Tomorrow’s Scientific Discoveries

Montreal — The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, today announced funding for high calibre scholars at the master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral levels, as well as investments in a wide range of research projects in areas such as computer science, environmental sciences, life sciences and engineering.

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Health Care

New England Journal of Medicine Article Trumpets “Priority” Status of Helping Patients Take Medications Correctly

NACDS highlights pledge that pharmacy will own the issue of “medication adherence”

Alexandria, VA – An article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine by two healthcare policy opinion leaders is fueling the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ (NACDS) message that pharmacy’s role in helping patients take medications correctly is key to improving lives and reducing long-term healthcare costs.

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Guest Column

Looking for a Better Web Strategy? Spy on Your Competition
By Heather Lutze

As a Web site owner, you wear many hats: webmaster, content writer, e-mail manager, and marketing guru. Keeping up with all the demands of managing a Web site can be daunting and keeping up with competitors near impossible. How do you manage your time and resources as well as keep your site equal or above your competitors?

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Energy

Ontario Energy Board Releases Decision Respecting Hydro One Distribution Rate Application

TORONTO - Hydro One announced that the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) issued a decision respecting its 2010/2011 revenue requirement for the distribution of electricity, to be effective May 1, 2010 and January 1st, 2011

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Global Mortality

LATEST MATERNAL MORTALITY DATA SHOW ACCELERATED DECREASES IN CHINA, EGYPT, ECUADOR AND BOLIVIA BUT SURPRISING INCREASES IN USA, CANADA, AND DENMARK

Lancet - Many countries are making significant progress in reducing maternal mortality, such as China, Egypt, Ecuador and Bolivia, with a number on track to meet Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG5).

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