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Monday June 21, 2010

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Ted Talks

Ananda Shankar Jayant fights cancer with dance

Renowned classical Indian dancer Ananda Shankar Jayant was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. She tells her personal story of not only facing the disease but dancing through it, and gives a performance revealing the metaphor of strength that helped her do it.

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Milestone

Stephen Hawking on Canada’s Perimeter Institute and Special Places & Times for Scientific Progress

PI’s Public-Private Partners Officially Welcome Prof. Hawking

Waterloo – In a public address before a packed audience at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI), Prof. Stephen Hawking, PI Distinguished Research Chair, recounted his research, life and times, saying that it has been a glorious period to contribute to our picture of the universe. Prof. Hawking is conducting private research activities at PI this summer, in what is expected to be the first of many visits.


Prof. Stephen Hawking prepares for his first Public address at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo.

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Union Message

OPSEU to McGuinty Cabinet: Don't go ahead with Supercorp scam

VANCOUVER - Ontario government Cabinet ministers must reject a proposal to cede control of the province's Crown corporations to private investors, the president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union says.

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Environment

Stricter mandatory reporting - A result of the BP oil spill?

CALGARY - McLennan Ross lawyer, Neil Mather, will be presenting on the wider legal implications of the mandatory greenhouse gas reporting rules at the Air & Waste Management Association's 103rd Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE) on June 23rd, 2010 at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre.

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G20

ILO urges strong action on jobs to ensure balanced economic recovery on eve of toronto G20 summit

GENEVA (ILO news) – The annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) concluded its 2010 session yesterday with a strong call for placing employment and social protection at the centre of recovery policies. “We must get the right balance of policies to secure strong, sustainable and balanced growth,” said conference delegates.

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Recognition

Carleton Professor Hugh Armstrong Honoured by Council on Aging

Ottawa – The Council on Aging is presenting Carleton Professor Hugh Armstrong with the Margaret Griffiths Award given annually to a senior volunteer who has contributed substantially to the betterment of the quality of life of seniors in Ottawa.

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Labour

Employment Insurance - April 2010

Statscan - In April, 667,400 people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, virtually unchanged from the previous month. The number of people receiving regular EI benefits has declined by 161,900 since the peak of 829,300 reached in June 2009, a drop of 19.5%.

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Philanthropy

Annual Golf Tournament Raises Cash for "We Care"

Kitchener - Flanagan Foodservice Inc. held their annual charity golf tournament early June at Foxwood Golf and Country Club in Baden. Everyone was in high spirits as a cheque for $45,000 was presented to Kevin Collins, Executive Director of We Care.

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Economy

Leading indicators for May 2010

Statscan - The composite leading index rose by 0.9% in May, about equal to its average increase over the past year. However, the upturn in the index a year ago was led by housing and the stock market. These components have stopped contributing to growth, replaced instead by the manufacturing components. The US leading indicator has been a consistent source of growth over the past year.

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