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Friday June 11, 2010

Ted Talks

Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy?

Nuclear power: the energy crisis has even die-hard environmentalists reconsidering it. In this first-ever TED debate, Stewart Brand and Mark Z. Jacobson square off over the pros and cons. A discussion that'll make you think -- and might even change your mind.


Waterloo's spring convocation graduates first class of nanotechnology engineering students

WATERLOO - The University of Waterloo will graduate its first class of nanotechnology engineering students next week, as well as award thousands of other degrees and diplomas, including 16 honorary doctorates during spring convocation.


Making a swing at a time

Waterloo – On May 21st, the first annual France-Anne Sweeny Charity Golf Day gets underway at the Craigowen/Oxford Golf and Country Club.

Guest Column

Consistently Outperform Your Sales Competitors:
Add Sales TRIUMPHS Model to Your Selling Skills Repertoire
By Jack Singer, Ph.D.

Susan has been doing well in her sales career for many years. She understands how to make cold calls, how to follow up on leads and referrals and how to offer excellent customer service. Yet, she’s amazed at how much more successful her colleague, Michael, is, when she puts much more time and sweat into her work than Michael seems to do. She wonders what is missing in her approach.

Research & Development

Milestone for Research on Neurodegenerative Diseases

– international cooperation to establish uniform guidelines and technologies

Berlin – Representatives of the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) yesterday signed a cooperation agreement that aims to establish and apply harmonised guidelines and technologies for research on neurodegenerative diseases.


Industrial capacity utilization rates: First quarter 2010

Statscan - Canadian industries operated at 74.2% of their production capacity in the first quarter of 2010, up from 71.3% in the fourth quarter of 2009. This was the third consecutive quarterly increase.

Letter to the Editor

RE Your article "McGuinty OKs 17% increase in dirty coal-fired electricity generation"

Corunna - The Ontario Clean Air Alliance continues its rant against the government and coal-fired generation in this province. This group is a registered lobbyist that has acted on behalf of natural gas fired generation in this province. Natural gas is the slated replacement for coal fired generation.


CFIB cautions Finance Ministers against doubling CPP

Toronto – According to a survey conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), Canadian small businesses are overwhelmingly opposed (71 per cent in Canada, 72 per cent in Ontario) to a mandatory doubling of Canada Pension Plan (CPP) premiums and benefits.

Municipal Election

Video Competition Encourages Youth to Get Involved at Municipal Election Time

Cambridge - Utilizing social media to get the word out for the upcoming municipal election on October 25th is the goal of a new video competition unveiled by the City of Cambridge. The city is challenging its local young people to create a video that will demonstrate the value of voting at the next election to help raise numbers at the polls.


Accounting Standards Board supports IASB/FASB extension of convergence timeline to permit increased stakeholder participation

TORONTO - The Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) applauds the joint announcement of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to extend their convergence timeline beyond June 2011, allowing for greater public participation and ultimately higher quality accounting standards.

Quarterly Results

COM DEV Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2010 Results

CAMBRIDGE - COM DEV International Ltd. announced second quarter financial results for the three month period ended April 30, 2010. All amounts are stated in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.

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