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Tuesday April 13, 2010

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Ted Talks

Michael Specter: The danger of science denial

Vaccine-autism claims, "Frankenfood" bans, the herbal cure craze: All point to the public's growing fear (and, often, outright denial) of science and reason, says Michael Specter. He warns the trend spells disaster for human progress.

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Property Management

Council agrees to accelerate funding for successful downtown incentive program

KITCHENER – This afternoon, Kitchener City Council agreed to give a boost to downtown business property owners who want to make a significant contribution to the look and feel of the city’s core.

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Education

Conestoga Offers Free Carpentry Program for Women

Kitchener - Conestoga College has once again received funding for the Women in Skilled Trades General Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship Program through the Ontario Womens Directorate (OWD).

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Technology

Open Text Introduces Media Management 7 with New User Interface, Powerful Process Automation Capabilities

Major Upgrade Makes Managing Today's Ever-Growing Digital Media Stores Fast and Easy; Comprehensive Platform Sets the Bar High for Media Management

WATERLOO - Open Text Corporation announced Open Text Media Management 7, a major upgrade to its industry leading digital asset management solution, including a completely new user interface that makes finding, accessing and managing large volumes of digital media assets fast and easy.

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Employer Survey

Canadian satisfaction with employers among the world's highest

Randstad releases the results of its quarterly work survey

MONTREAL - In a period of economic recovery, 35 percent of Canadian employees are "very satisfied" with their current employer, according to the latest Randstad quarterly work survey. Among the 23 countries surveyed, only Denmark and Norway achieved a higher satisfaction level with 36 percent.

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Book

Sex, adultery, betrayal, divorce – right in your own backyard

New book by York U prof investigates birds’ clandestine behaviours

TORONTO - Why do birds divorce? What makes them cheat on their spouses? Why might couples favour one offspring over another? A new book by a York University professor delves into these and other aspects of the secret lives of birds.

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Results

BIOREM reports record revenue of $18.9M in 2009

GUELPH - BIOREM Inc. announced its results for the three and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2009. Biorem's complete fiscal 2009 fourth quarter and year-end financial statements and MD&A have been filed on SEDAR.

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Garbage

Waste Management announces West Carleton Environmental Centre

Environmental Centre represents new approach to waste management in the City of Ottawa

OTTAWA - Waste Management today announced a proposal to develop the West Carleton Environmental Centre, a new, multi purpose waste management facility to serve the City of Ottawa.

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Housing

March Housing Starts Higher In Kitchener

TORONTO - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released March preliminary housing starts data for the Kitchener Census Metropolitan Area(1) (CMA) today. Construction began on 185 homes, up from the 148 units started in the same month last year.

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Health Care

McMaster study unveils lifeline for 'antibiotic of last resort'
by Laura Thompson

Hamilton - A new study led by the scientific director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research has uncovered how bacteria recognize and develop resistance to a powerful antibiotic used to treat superbug infections.

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Housing

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation: Ontario Detached Home Construction Continues Its Streak

TORONTO - Ontario preliminary Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of home starts across urban(i) centres moderated closer to trend levels in March.

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Education

Province provides additional funding to McMaster

Hamilton - McMaster University will receive more than $9.5-million from the Ontario government, as part of the five-year Open Ontario plan to further enhance the high-quality education universities and colleges provide to a growing number of students.

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Work Place Health

Occupational Exposure: another cause leading to breast cancer

A research team involving MUHC/McGill experts’ shows that chemical exposure before mid-30s may be critical in breast cancer development

Montreal - Women exposed to certain chemicals and pollutants before their mid-30s could have triple the risk of developing cancer after menopause, suggests the lastest study co-authored by Mark Goldberg, Medical Scientist at the MUHC, and France Labreche, of the National Institute of Public Health and the Université de Montreal.

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Opinion

Sears Continues Lock Out Of Its Warehouse Employees After Demanding Cuts

VAUGHAN - The very profitable Sears Canada has locked out its 500 warehouse employees and forced them onto the picket lines.

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