Sheryl WuDunn's book "Half the Sky" investigates the oppression of women globally. Her stories shock. Only when women in developing countries have equal access to education and economic opportunity will we be using all our human resources.
New Offering Makes It Easy for Organizations to Take Advantage of Innovative Tools to Easily Improve Search Experience on Websites
WATERLOO, ON/SAN FRANCISCO, CA- Open Text Corporation, the preeminent provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software,on August 17 announced Open Text Semantic Navigation, an innovative tool that helps audiences naturally navigate through volumes of information based on the inherent meaning of the content and increasing Web marketing and online search effectiveness.
IOI challenges competitors from 81 countries to demonstrate cutting edge problem solving
WATERLOO - More than 300 of the most gifted high school students from 81 countries around the world will put their computing and problem-solving skills to the test against the very best next week when Canada hosts for the first time an elite programming competition - the 22nd International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI).
Kitchener - With a focus on communities living well, local group host free conference. Livable Waterloo Region will host a urban-focused conference to discuss creating a more livable city. It will take place Saturday, August 21, 2010, from 10am to 3pm at the Kitchener City Hall Rotunda.
St. Jacobs Recently, Home Hardware Stores Limited truck driver, Shawn Matheson, was crowned Grand Champion at the Ontario Truck Driving Championships. Shawn took first place in the Tandem Tandem class and received the highest points overall - making him the Grand Champion.
Guelph - Scientists and policy-makers hoping to use forests to naturally soak up increasing amounts of carbon dioxide may have overestimated the role of trees as carbon sinks, according to a new study by University of Guelph researchers.
TORONTO - Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI) announced the appointment of Keith Pelley as the President of Rogers Media effective September 7, 2010. Mr. Pelley will succeed Tony Viner who announced his plan to retire in May 2010.
Waterloo - Workshop is with Dr. George Heckman an associate professor in the department of Health Studies and Gerontology at the University of Waterloo specializes in Geriatric medicine with research in the area of heart failure in the frail elderly and long-term care residents.
Most Finance Executives Confident in Business Growth
TORONTO - Financial executives are more optimistic today than they were this time last year, according to the annual Robert Half Global Financial Employment Monitor. The vast majority (83 per cent) of financial leaders surveyed worldwide are at least somewhat confident in their companies' growth prospects, including 30 per cent who are very confident. Respondents also reported challenges locating skilled professionals for certain jobs.
TORONTO - CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling for a moratorium on government-sanctioned online gaming sites until the issue can be thoroughly studied, including the effect on gaming behaviour and addictions and the economic impact on existing gaming locations.
KITCHENER From train rides to crafts and interactive exhibits, your child’s imagination will run loose at Kidspark, a free family fun day with tons of entertainment, this Sunday, Aug. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Victoria Park.