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Friday June 25, 2010

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TED TALKS

Aditi Shankardass: A second opinion on learning disorders

Developmental disorders in children are typically diagnosed by observing behavior, but Aditi Shankardass knew that we should be looking directly at their brains. She explains how a remarkable EEG device has revealed mistaken diagnoses and transformed children's lives.

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G20

CHRISTIE DELIVERS CUTTING-EDGE VISUALS AT G8/G20 WORLD SUMMIT INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CENTRE

TORONTO – Christie, a global visual technologies company, is pleased to announce its participation in the Experience Canada Pavilion during the 2010 G8/G20 World Summit in Toronto, June 23 to 27.

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Arts & Culture

WINNERS FOR THE 23RD TRILLIUM BOOK AWARD ANNOUNCED

Four Ontario Authors Receive Province’s Top Literary Award

TORONTO – Winners of Ontario’s foremost prize for literary excellence, the Trillium Book Award, were announced by the Hon. Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of Tourism and Culture, and Karen Thorne-Stone, President and CEO of the Ontario Media Development Corporation at a luncheon held at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon.

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Application

Guelph Engineering Student Designing a Better Water Ski

Former ski instructor works with Guelph prof to reduce muscle strain in skiers
By Andrew Vowles

Wanted: seasoned water skiers willing to stand up for science. That might be the recruitment line for a Guelph engineering student designing a study in cottage country this summer that will bring together biomechanics, human health and recreation.

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Connecting

Gore Mutual Launches Business Model

Cambridge - Gore Mutual Insurance Company is excited to announce the launch of an commercial insurance business tool that makes it easier to do business. On June 14th, 2010, Gore Mutual began piloting a new system called Quick Connection, and saw immediate adoption by both brokers and clients. In an industry that traditionally uses vast amounts of paper and has a measurable environmental impact, Gore Mutual now provides a paperless online service.

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Vital Ideas

Connecting philanthropist to community needs

Waterloo – Identifying projects that improve the quality of life in our community and supporting those initiatives is high on the list of priorities for The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF).

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Global Change

Manulife To Hold Its October Board of Directors Meeting in China

Will Celebrate Continued Growth and Partnership in China and 40th Anniversary of Canada/China Diplomatic Relations

TORONTO - Manulife Financial has announced that the Company will hold its October, 2010 Board meeting in Beijing, China at the time of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Canada and China.

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Innovation

U of G Prof Shares Patent for New Vaccine

Guelph - A U of G chemistry professor will share a U.S. patent for his work in developing a promising new carbohydrate-based vaccine against diarrheal disease.

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Breakthrough

Gay men’s bilateral brains better at remembering faces

TORONTO - Gay men can recall familiar faces faster and more accurately than their heterosexual counterparts because, like women, they use both sides of their brains, according to a new study by York University researchers.

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Transportation

Canadians Drove less in fourth quarter 2009

Statscan - Canadians drove less during the fourth quarter of 2009 compared with the same quarter in 2008. For the fourth quarter, Canadian vehicles were driven 77.4 billion kilometres, down 5.4% from the same quarter in 2008.

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R&D

Antibody treatment could significantly improve lives following a spinal cord injury

London - The United States Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program has announced a grant of more than a million dollars U.S. to support research at the Robarts Research Institute at The University of Western Ontario (Western).

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R&D

University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine researchers uncover new targets for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s treatment

OTTAWA — A recent study by the laboratory of Dr. David Park, assistant dean of research at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine, has uncovered a link between a protein known as Cdk5 and DNA damage/repair in neurons.

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Consumers

Retail trade for April 2010

Statscan - Retail sales decreased 2.0% in current dollars to $36.2 billion in April following a gain of similar magnitude in March. Sales decreased in 10 of 11 retail subsectors and in all provinces.

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Travel

Negotiations with VIA Rail On-going, Union Issues Strike Notice

MONTREAL - The CAW has issued its 72 hour strike notice to VIA Rail, after the company tabled its first economic proposal last night rife with concessions. The strike deadline is Sunday night at 11:59 p.m.

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PSA

Be prepared for any future earthquakes

Waterloo - Waterloo Fire Rescue would like to remind residents to be prepared for any future earthquakes.

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