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Monday May 10, 2010

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Ted Talks

Thomas Dolby: "Love Is a Loaded Pistol"

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.

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Recognition

Home Hardware recognizes top stores with Proud of My Home and Walter J. Hachborn Store of the Year Awards

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.

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Recognition

Tom Jenkins to be Feted at McMaster Engineering Awards Night

New Research Achievement Award introduced

HAMILTON - He grew up in Hamilton. He earned his engineering degree from McMaster University. Today he’s chairman of Canada’s largest software company.

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Recognition

U of G Members Named Women of Distinction

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.

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Saving Europe

“We will do anything to defend the Euro”

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.

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Education

Preston Manning, Hon. Gary Goodyear Speak at Conestoga

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.

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Emerging Markets

Time to move Africa from the periphery to the centre of the global economy

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.

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Labour

Labour Force Survey - April 2010

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.

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Tax Ratioanlization

Cambridge Performance Measures

Efficiency and Effectiveness Reporting Continues

Cambridge - A report that captures the 2009 Municipal Performance Measures Program (MPMP) for the City of Cambridge will go before Cambridge City Council on Monday May 10th.

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Saviing Europe

The European Union failed to meet its goal to become the most competitive region in the world

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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