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Monday April 19, 2010

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Ted Talks

Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir - 'Lux Aurumque'

185 voices from 12 countries join a choir that spans the globe: "Lux Aurumque," composed and conducted by Eric Whitacre, merges hundreds of tracks individually recorded and posted to YouTube. It's an astonishing illustration of how technology can connect us.

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Sustainable Education

Ongoing “Green” Initiatives Give Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools
Another Reason to Celebrate Earth Week

New motion-activated light sensors alone remove more than 600 cars from highways annually

Waterloo Region, ON – Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools are celebrating Earth Week 2010 (April 17-25, 2010) by announcing the 15% energy reduction achieved by installing motion-activated light sensors across the system has resulted in an annual greenhouse gas emissions reduction equivalent to removing 606 cars from highways OR saving 6,190 barrels of crude oil OR saving 1.2 million litres of gasoline annually.


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Recall

Toyota Canada announces voluntary safety recall of Canadian only optional accessory "tray-type" floor mats in certain Tundra and Highlander/Highlander Hybrid vehicles

TORONTO - Toyota Canada has announced a voluntary safety recall affecting approximately 4,774 units of the Toyota "tray-type" floor mat sold as an optional accessory for certain 2007-2010 Tundra, 2008-2010 Highlander and 2008-2010 Highlander Hybrid vehicles. When the "tray-type" floor mat is unsecured or not properly installed in the driver's position, there is a potential risk for the accelerator pedal to get stuck in the wide open position.


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Aquisition

Descartes Completes Acquisition of Porthus

WATERLOO - The Descartes Systems Group Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Dexxcartes bvba ("Dexxcartes") has completed the acquisition of Zemblaz NV (NYSE Alternext Brussels: ALPTH) (formerly denominated Porthus NV, "Porthus").

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Technology

WiFi and Cellular Improvements Boost Stratford's Connectivity in Advance of Canada 3.0 2010 Forum

Stratford - Attendees at the upcoming Canada 3.0 2010 forum May 10-11 will enjoy improved cellular connectivity following concerted effort to make Stratford one of the most connected places to live and work in Canada. This city, renowned for artistic creativity, manufacturing and agricultural leadership, has wasted no time in reinventing itself for the digital era.

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Education

Budding scientists explore their interests at Discovery Day on Waterloo campus

WATERLOO - More than 200 high school students from Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Brantford and the Greater Toronto Area will explore the exciting world of health sciences at a special event Wednesday at the University of Waterloo.

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Union

OPSEU to McGuinty: Advice from Goldman Sachs should go "straight in the shredder"

TORONTO - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty should take any advice he gets from investment bank Goldman Sachs and put it "straight in the shredder," the president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union says.

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Recall

Toyota Canada announces voluntary recall on certain 1998-2010 model year Sienna vehicles to address potential corrosion on spare tire carrier assembly

TORONTO - Toyota Canada has announced a voluntary recall campaign affecting approximately 270,000 first and second generation 2WD Toyota Sienna vehicles where the frequent use of road salts may result in excessive corrosion of the spare tire carrier assembly. With continued and prolonged exposure, there is the potential for the carrier cable to fail and the spare tire could become separated from the vehicle causing a crash or become a hazard for following vehicles.

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Transportation

BSM Wireless Joins Descartes' 'United by Design' Alliance Program for Fleet Management

CINCINNATI - Descartes Systems Group announced that BSM Wireless, a leading provider of fleet tracking, fleet maintenance, and automated vehicle security systems, has joined Descartes' 'United by Design' program to extend fleet management services to Descartes and BSM Wireless customers.

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