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Thursday May 27, 2010

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Ted Talks

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: Inside a school for suicide bombers

Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy takes on a terrifying question: How does the Taliban convince children to become suicide bombers? Propaganda footage from a training camp is intercut with her interviews of young camp graduates. A shocking vision.

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2010 Auto Restruction

Magna provides clarification regarding potential battery investments

AURORA - Magna International Inc. yesterday issued a clarification in response to recent media reports regarding Magna's potential future investment in battery plants.

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Investment

Canadian Securities Industry Supports Proposed Canadian Securities Regulatory Authority

TORONTO - The Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC), the Association representing the Canadian securities industry and its more than 200 member firms, supports the recently announced Canadian Securities Regulatory Authority (CSRA).

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Innovation

Discovery may lead to safer drinking water, cheaper medicine

KINGSTON – A discovery that may pave the way to helping reduce health hazards such as E. coli in water could also make chemicals and drugs such as insulin cheaper to produce and their production more environmentally friendly.

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Payroll

Payroll Employment, Earnings And Hours an Upward Trend

Statscan - Non-farm payroll employment rose by 30,100 in March, bringing total gains since the start of the upward trend in August 2009 to 115,700 (+0.8%). The job growth in March was spread across a number of industries.

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Consumers

Population projections: Canada, the provinces and territories -2009 to 2036

Statscan - All growth scenarios considered, Canada's population could exceed 40 million by 2036. The ageing of the population is projected to accelerate rapidly, as the entire baby boom generation turns 65 during this period. The number of senior citizens could more than double, outnumbering children for the first time.

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Guest Column

Becoming An Inner Winner in Your Sales Career:
Secret Sports Psychology to Skyrocket Your Sales Performance

By Jack Singer, Ph.D.

Matt is a sales manager with a computer software company. His sales people have the responsibilities of generating new business by making "cold calls" and following up on leads from potential customers who respond to inquiries that his company receives.

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Health R&D

Muscles at core of healthy living: research forum at York U

TORONTO - Leading researchers from across southern Ontario will converge on York University on Friday to discuss the role that muscle plays in metabolism, heart health, aging and disease.

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Pensions

With only 7 months remaining, half of public companies are less than 60% through their IFRS conversions

Changes in financial reporting will require companies to explain possible changes in earnings per share and increases in pension liabilities

TORONTO - With just over a half a year to go before converting to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), many Canadian companies are making good progress, but others continue to lag behind, in a race to meet the January 1, 2011 deadline, according to a survey by the Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundations (CFERF), the research institute of FEI Canada, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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Book Review

4 KEYS TO EXTRACTING MAXIMUM VALUE FROM CONSULTANTS

International Consulting Experts Reveal How to Hire, Control, and Fire Consultants to Extract Maximum Value

Every year, billions of dollars are spent on consultants that organizations hire with the goal of achieving greater levels of business performance. Too often, these consultants produce underwhelming results for overwhelming fees.

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Human Resources

The YMCA Promotes Healthy Living of Older Adults

JUNE IS NATIONAL SENIORS’ MONTH!

WATERLOO REGION – June is recognized nationally as Seniors’ Month and the YMCA’s of Cambridge and Kitchener- Waterloo are celebrating by giving all older adults (55+) the opportunity to come and try the Y for free anytime during the month of June. Special programs and events are also planned for older adults throughout the month to promote healthy living.

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Going Green

Celebration of completion of Phase 2 of Canada's Largest Residential Green Roof

Toronto - Last night, residents of the 8-story Hugh Garner Co-op building were joined by Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone, Ward 28 Councillor Pam McConnell, Architect Monica Kuhn and other guests to mark the completion of Phase 2 of Canada's largest residential green roof and the beginning of its third phase.

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