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Friday May 28, 2010

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Ted Talks

Seth Berkley: HIV and flu -- the vaccine strategy

Seth Berkley explains how smart advances in vaccine design, production and distribution are bringing us closer than ever to eliminating a host of global threats -- from AIDS to malaria to flu pandemics.

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Education Trades

Conestoga Opens New Roofing Skills Centre in Waterloo

Kitchener - More than 100 industry, education and government representatives gathered on May 25 in Waterloo for the official opening of the new, 12,400 sq. ft. Conestoga/OIRCA Roofing Skills Training Centre, a project of Conestoga and the Ontario Industrial Roofing Contractors Association.

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Recognition

Desire2Learn and Partners Receive National Award for Excellence and Innovation

CNIE recognizes Desire2Learn and a partnership between Newfoundland and Labrador's public education institutions

Kitchener-Waterloo – Desire2Learn Incorporated today announced that the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) has recognized a partnership between Desire2Learn and Newfoundland and Labrador's public education institutions with the 2010 national Award for Excellence and Innovation in Partnership and Collaboration.

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Tourism

Characteristics of international overnight travellers

Statscan - Pleasure trips to Canada by foreign residents declined in the fourth quarter compared with the same quarter of 2008. This coincided with an increased number of Canadian residents' pleasure trips outside their own country.

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Arts & Culture

Photography Show to Benefit Princess Margaret and Grand River Hospitals

KITCHENER - Photographs from around the world will be shown at the “Photography, Philanthropy & Pina Coladas” exhibition on Saturday, June 5th, at the The41 Gastropub in Kitchener. Exhibit open to the public starting at 4:30pm, ending 7:30 that evening.

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Financials

Corporate Reporting Award entries now being accepted - provincial Crowns included for first time

TORONTO - Entries are now being accepted for an expanded version of the Corporate Reporting Awards, presented annually by the Chartered Accountants of Canada.

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Health Study

Milk: Two glasses a day tones muscles, keeps the fat away in women, study shows

Hamilton - Women who drink two large glasses of milk a day after their weight-lifting routine gained more muscle and lost more fat compared to women who drink sugar-based energy drinks, a McMaster study has found.

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Entrpreneurship

David Patchell-Evans of GoodLife Fitness Awarded CVCA’s 2010 ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award

TORONTO - Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, is pleased to announce that David Patchell-Evans of GoodLife Fitness, is the recipient of CVCA’s 17th Annual ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award’.

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Outside the Box

Award-winning program allows medical students to discover rural/regional medicine and lifestyle

London – On Monday, May 31st, first-year medical student Julie Lebert will be heading to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance to have her first real experience with patients as part of “Discovery Week”.

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Recognition

Robert W. Boyd and Nicolas D. Georganas receive coveted Humboldt Research Award

OTTAWA — The University of Ottawa continues to demonstrate its leadership in research as two of its eminent professors are conferred the Humboldt Research Award.

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Fund Raiser

17th Annual Emergency Services Muster, Games and Parade

Waterloo Region - The Waterloo Regional Fire Services Mutual Aid Association, in co-operation with Waterloo Region Museum hosts the 17th Annual Waterloo Region Emergency Services, Games and Parade at Doon Heritage Village on May 29 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Protest Preparedness

Council of Canadians distributing ear plugs to protect community from G20 sound cannons

Toronto - The Council of Canadians will give away free earplugs during the G20 to protect people from the permanent hearing loss that may result from the sound cannons recently purchased by G20 security forces.

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Tax

Is Canada tax competitive?

Calgary - That question was tackled yesterday by Jack Mintz, director of The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, in a long-awaited 80 country tax competitiveness comparison. Using effective tax rate on new investment (the marginal effective tax rate), Mintz was able to determine the attractiveness of each country to investment and job creation – a critical measure in a global economy.

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Tax

Be HST ready: Resources for businesses

OTTAWA - The Governments of Ontario and British Columbia will each implement a harmonized sales tax (HST) that will come into effect on July 1, 2010 and will be administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

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