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August 26 -September 1, 2010

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Ted Talks

Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index

Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation's success by its productivity -- instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn't have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You might be surprised.

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Air Quality

Updated 'Air Quality in Kitchener' report receives top marks from development and technical services committee

KITCHENER – Local air quality was put on the front burner August 23, 2010, as the development and technical services committee endorsed a report entitled Air Quality in Kitchener - 2010 - a continuation of the first comprehensive plan on air quality that was created four years ago.

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Representation

Rotary invites you to travel to Chile.

This is an opportunity of a life time.

Waterloo Region - The Group Study Exchange program is sponsored by the Rotary International Foundation. The idea behind this exciting program is to give young business and professional men and women between the ages of 25 and 40 a unique opportunity to experience a cultural and vocational exchange.

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Quarterly Results

COM DEV Announces Preliminary Third Quarter Results

CAMBRIDGE – On August 26 COM DEV International Ltd. announced preliminary financial results for the three-month period ended July 31, 2010. All figures cited in this news release are based on preliminary financial data and are subject to change, as a result of the quarterly financial review process.

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Education

Laurier launches new technology initiatives for fall academic term

Waterloo - Wilfrid Laurier University is launching three initiatives in preparation for the fall academic term: the myLearningSpace learning management system, a new student web mail service and a new myLaurier.ca student gateway.

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Aging Population

Aging At Home Strategy Expands In Waterloo Region

Ontario Government Helping More Seniors Get Health Care At Home

Waterloo Region - Ontario is ensuring more seniors in Waterloo Region can get health care at home or in their community by expanding the successful Aging at Home strategy.

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Eduction and Environment

Two Schools In Waterloo Region Get Green Makeover

Ontario Government Creating Better Places To Learn And Jobs

Waterloo Region - Students in Waterloo Region now have cleaner, greener and more energy-efficient places to learn.

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Health Care

WHY ARE DRUG TRIALS IN ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE FAILING?

New York - An editorial the Lancet discusses the poor record of drug trials in Alzheimer’s disease, following the dumping of semagacestat on the phase 3 scrapheap of other failed disease-modifying drugs for the condition.

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Education

Waterloo's 6,800 new students learn about campus at orientation

WATERLOO - Thousands of first-year students at the University of Waterloo will launch their campus journeys next week with a wide range of activities designed to help them make a successful transition from high school to university.

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Education

Bilingualism Translates into Higher Earnings, Study Finds

Guelph - Bilingual employees earn more than their unilingual counterparts even if they aren't using their languages skils on the job, according to a new University of Guelph study.

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Climate Change

Report Recommends Fundamental Reform Of UN Climate Change Panel.

World News - "The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) needs to fundamentally reform its management structure and strengthen its procedures to handle ever larger and increasingly complex climate assessments, the InterAcademy Council (IAC), an Amsterdam-based organization of the world's science academies, said on Monday in a report. ...

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Guest Column

3 Tips for Using Facebook as a Business Building Tool
By Heather Lutze

Most people know Facebook as a great way to stay in touch with friends and family, and to reconnect with long lost childhood classmates. But there’s another side to Facebook – one that can help your business grow.

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Student Study

Students need help to save money, but don't always know it: Waterloo study

WATERLOO - Students could use help saving more money, but they don’t always know it, says a University of Waterloo study.

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Protectionism

Russia To Protect Domestic Car Makers With Higher Import Duty.

World News - "Russia will gradually raise the import taxes for the foreign-made cars, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Monday. Putin noted this would be done to stimulate foreign companies to build their production facilities in Russia.

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PSA

Friends of Waterloo Region Museum Theatre Seat Appeal

Waterloo Region - Leave a legacy by naming a theatre seat in the new Waterloo Region Museum. The museum building is now open as the gateway to Doon Heritage Village and features a 114 seat state-of-the-art theatre that will be home to many special events including lectures, films, music, storytelling and more.

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Pension

OMERS Supports Ontario's Pension System Improvements

TORONTO - OMERS, one of Canada's largest jointly-sponsored public sector pension plans, applauded the province for its efforts toward continued pension reform for the people of Ontario. By introducing solvency relief for both multi-employer and jointly-sponsored pension plans (MEPPs and JSPPs), and by recognizing the need to support reform of outdated investment rules, the government has again demonstrated its commitment to making the kind of changes recommended by Harry Arthurs in his Report from Ontario's Expert Commission on Pensions in 2008.

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Human Resources

The paradox of trust

Toronto – Grant Thornton LLP announced the release of their latest white paper entitled “Trust and occupational fraud: How to trust is just as important as who to trust.” Based on both data from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ (ACFE), Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse - 2010 Global Fraud Study and years of independent observation and analysis by practitioners, the white paper reveals a link between trust and occupational fraud.

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PSA

MEMORIAL FUND SUPPORTS INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Waterloo - On September 8, 2007, Suzanna Walter tragically lost her 15 year old son Alex Schmidt. In memory of her son, she set up a memorial fund at The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF).

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Labour

TORONTO’S LABOUR HISTORY REVEALED IN NEW “WALKING” MAP

Launch to take place today, at George Brown College

Toronto - In the week leading up to Labour Day and the annual Labour Day parade, George Brown College, the Toronto & York Region Labour Council, and CUPE Local 79 are launching a new map called “Toronto Labour History Walking Tours” at 10.00am, September 1st at George Brown College, 200 King Street, East.



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