For his first studio album release in decades, musical innovator Thomas Dolby has been composing music in the uniquely inspirational setting of a restored life-boat. Here he premieres a gorgeous, evocative song from that album -- about one night with a legend. He's backed by members of the modern string quartet Ethel.
Awards honour achievements in retailing, merchandising, staff performance and quality
St. Jacobs Home Hardware recognized its top stores at a ceremony at its semi-annual Dealer Market by presenting them with the company’s Proud of My Home and Walter J. Hachborn Store of the Year awards.
Five University of Guelph representatives took home honours from the 15th annual Women of Distinction Awards Thursday. The awards are presented by the YMCA-YWCA to Guelph women who are inspirational leaders.
Guelph - This year's recipients are Prof. Maureen Mancuso, provost and vice-president (academic); Prof. Michele Oliver, School of Engineering; Margaret Hedley, retired academic adviser and program manager in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition; Marena Brinkhurst, a fourth-year environmental sciences student; and U of G graduate Sly Castaldi.
Europe cannot afford its social model without economic growth and increased competitiveness
Brussels, Belgium The World Economic Forum on Europe opened today in Brussels. Over 400 leaders from business, government, academia and civil society from over 40 countries are participating. The meeting is being held from 10 to 11 May under the theme Renewed Leadership, New Vision.
Keynote remarks highlight Polytechnics Canada national conference
Kitchener - Polytechnics Canada will hold its annual meeting and national conference at Conestoga’s Doon campus in Kitchener on May 10-11. The keynote speakers will be Preston Manning and the Hon. Gary Goodyear.
Despite its huge potential, Africa suffers from a lack of integration in the global economy. This cannot continue
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania The 20th World Economic Forum on Africa concluded in Dar es Salaam last Friday. Thirteen African heads of state/government participated together with more than 1,000 participants from 85 countries. Rethinking Africa’s Growth Strategy was the theme of the meeting.
Statscan - Employment increased by 109,000 in April, the largest monthly gain in percentage terms since August 2002. The unemployment rate edged down 0.1 percentage points in April to 8.1%, as more people participated in the labour market.
Several 2004 accession countries are ranked ahead of many longer-standing EU Members
Brussels, Belgium Sweden remains the most competitive economy as measured by the European Union’s (EU) own competition benchmark, the Lisbon criteria, followed by Finland, Denmark and the Netherlands, according to the World Economic Forum’s Lisbon Review 2010 released yesterday ahead of the upcoming World Economic Forum on Europe.
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