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Monday June 14, 2010

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Ted Talks

David Byrne: How architecture helped music evolve

As his career grew, David Byrne went from playing CBGB to Carnegie Hall. He asks: Does the venue make the music? From outdoor drumming to Wagnerian operas to arena rock, he explores how context has pushed musical innovation.

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Sustainable Business

Deloitte and Ernst & Young Sign on as the Newest Members of Sustainable Waterloo’s Regional Carbon Initiative

Waterloo Region – Sustainable Waterloo, a not-for-profit working to advance the environmental sustainability of organizations across Waterloo Region through collaboration, is pleased to announce two prominent members of the accounting industry – Deloitte and Ernst & Young - as the newest members of the Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI).

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Car Sales

New motor vehicle sales for April 2010

The number of new motor vehicles sold declined for a second consecutive month in April, falling 4.7% to 125,792 units. April's decrease was mainly a result of lower sales of passenger cars.

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Recognition

UWaterloo Pharmacy wins volunteer award

Kitchener - Last Thursday night, the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy received the Innovative Involvement award from the Kitchener-Waterloo Volunteer Action Centre. This award recognizes an individual or organization that exhibits innovation and creativity in their volunteer engagement.

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Pension

CAW Lauds Possible CPP Improvements

TORONTO - CAW President Ken Lewenza called the news of possible improvements to the Canadian Pension Plan "encouraging and historic," as announced last Thursday by federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, in a letter to Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan.

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Construction Season

Construction at King and Water streets causes temporary closure of intersection

KITCHENER – Starting Monday, June 14, at 6 a.m., the intersection at Water and King streets will be closed to through traffic for approximately two weeks, to allow for underground utility work, concrete curb installation and sidewalk improvements within the intersection. Water Street will be closed to all traffic during this period.

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Guest Column

Leadership's #1 Sin
Hanging onto the wrong person, in the wrong job, too long.
By Lee Froschheiser

Good business leaders often say they've learned more from their failures than successes. These leaders have the confidence to know they can't be right all the time and that mistakes come with the territory. For example, they might fail to communicate effectively or delegate properly. Perhaps they need to improve at accountability or developing their people.

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Insurance

Financial needs of baby boomers further transforms insurance industry

SLF Canada President, Kevin Dougherty, highlights changes to industry and importance of financial security at Vancouver Board of Trade speech

VANCOUVER - From music in the 60's, to fashion in the 70's, to technology in the 80's, baby boomers have had a major impact on society as they move through each stage of their lives. With boomers on the cusp of retirement, their impact on the insurance industry and financial planning is evident in the products that have been developed and the questions that need to be answered, according to Kevin Dougherty, President, Sun Life Financial Canada.

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Lifestyle

Got A Problem? Write It Down-Turn It Around!

Expert Reveals How Journaling Can Improve Every Aspect of Your Life

Toronto - As our days get more complicated and our lives more complex, it seems that chaos abounds. Work, family, bills and obligations eat up our time, and keep us bouncing from one circumstance to another, like a pinball caught in a never-ending game.

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Union

CAW Members Vote Overwhelmingly in Favour of Strike at VIA Rail, If Needed

TORONTO - CAW members who work at VIA Rail have voted more than 94 per cent in favour of strike action, if needed.

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