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Tuesday May 11, 2010

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Ted Talks

Nicholas Christakis: The hidden influence of social networks

We're all embedded in vast social networks of friends, family, co-workers and more. Nicholas Christakis tracks how a wide variety of traits -- from happiness to obesity -- can spread from person to person, showing how your location in the network might impact your life in ways you don't even know.

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Fund Raiser

DIG IN with The Sign Depot Friday May 14th

Kitchener - The Sign Depot will be holding a Food Drive this Friday May 14, 2010 from 1:00 pm-5:30 pm in conjunction with The Food Bank of Waterloo Region’s DIG IN Campaign. All donations brought to The Sign Depot located at 51 Borden Ave. S. Kitchener will be counted towards to the Food Bank’s goal of 150,000 pounds of food through various activities this weekend.

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Internet Use

Canadian Internet Use Survey

Statscan - In 2009, 80% of Canadians aged 16 and older, or 21.7 million people, used the Internet for personal reasons, up from 73% in 2007 when the survey was last conducted.

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Human Resources

Re-Entering The Workforce?

Expert Gives Tips On How To Get Back Into The Job Market After Being Laid Off, Coming Out of Retirement, Or Even Bearing Children

Getting a new job after being without one for a while isn’t easy. That’s why your main focus shouldn’t be just getting a job, but also how to get ahead once you land it. It’s not easy, and what’s worse is that so many people proceed from the wrong assumptions in how to get this done.

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Skills Competition

Ontario Technological Skills Competition

What is the Ontario Technological Skills Competition?

Waterloo - The Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) is an Olympic-style, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in Ontario. Every year, the event brings together over 1800 competitors from across the province, to compete in more than 60 trade and technology areas. The competition provides an opportunity for those studying a skilled trade or technology to be tested against exacting standards and against their peers from across Ontario. Students vie to win the honour of being crowned the best in their chosen discipline.

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Safety

The Waterloo Region Children’s Safety Village is proud to host their Annual Children’s Hero Awards.

Cambridge - This year 17 children were nominated for the Children’s Hero Awards. Children who reside in Waterloo Region, who are in junior kindergarten through to grade eight, were eligible for an award. Children who have assisted their classmates, parents or friends and have performed at a level beyond expectation, or who demonstrated heroic behaviour, good citizenship, or an outstanding safety deed, while contributing to a safer community were all eligible to receive an award.

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In The Bedroom

Pop culture increasing lingerie sales 30 per cent

Cambridge – As the second installment of Sex and the City prepares to hit the silver screen on May 27, lingerie sales are growing alongside ticket sales. Popular culture has had a positive influence on the intimate apparel industry in the last year because of the mass media trend of showcasing 40-somethings living fabulous and independent lives. Anything the Sex and the City girls touch turns into gold, and lingerie is no exception.

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R&D

Food Scientist Develops Way to Reduce Food Allergies

Guelph - A University of Guelph food scientist has discovered a way to help children build a tolerance to food allergies.

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Global Markets

Unprecedented rescue package to reinforce the Euro

The two-pronged rescue package includes a commitment by EU Member States to take significant measures of fiscal consolidation to reduce debt. The package is expected to create a financial backstop for the current crisis and safeguard the economic recover underway in Europe by creating preconditions for sustainable economic growth and employment.

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 will be held from 10 to 11 May under the theme Renewed Leadership, New Vision.

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Union Position

Profitable Extendicare REIT Demands Wage Freeze of Canadian Workers

TORONTO - Despite earning $15 million in profits in the first quarter of 2010 alone, Extendicare Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) has walked away from the bargaining table after demanding a two-year wage freeze and other concessions from employees.

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Recognition

Employers Awarded for Excellence in Workforce Training and Development

Cambridge - Cambridge City Council last night paid tribute to local companies that demonstrated exceptional initiatives in workforce training and development. As part of the annual ‘Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Workforce Training and Development’, three companies were recognized at tonight’s Council meeting: McDonald Green Personnel Inc., COM DEV International Ltd., and Redragon Oil and Gas Systems International Inc.

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