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Tuesday September 7, 2010

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Ted Talks

Rachel Sussman: The world's oldest living things

Rachel Sussman shows photographs of the world's oldest continuously living organisms -- from 2,000-year-old brain coral off Tobago's coast to an "underground forest" in South Africa that has lived since before the dawn of agriculture.

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Environment

Cambridge Anti-Idling By-law Enforcement Begins

Dads Against Dirty Air Awareness Campaign Kicks Off

Cambridge - Beginning today, Parking Enforcement Officers at the City of Cambridge will issue information and warning tickets related to the new Anti-Idling By-law that helps make positive environmental change and improve air quality. The public education period enables the City and partners to spread the word about the by-law before the $40 fines go into effect later this year.

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Education

Balsillie School launches 2010-11 year with new fellowship program, speaker series, logo, website

Waterloo – The Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo is set to launch the new academic year with several initiatives, including a redesigned professional development program for its master’s students, a new logo and website, and a speaker series for students and faculty.

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Moving On

COM DEV Announces Management Changes

CAMBRIDGE - COM DEV International Ltd. announced that it has commenced the search for a new Chief Executive Officer following the decision by the Company to replace Mr. John Keating. Mr. Keating will be stepping down effective immediately and the board of directors has appointed Mike Pley as interim Chief Executive Officer during the search process. Mr. Keating has also resigned as a director of the company.

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PSA

Catholic Board Welcomes New Superintendent

Waterloo Region – The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is pleased to welcome Superintendent Maria Ivankovic to the Catholic education team in Waterloo Region.

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Education

Not Less Than Different Than

Kichener - Conestoga College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning recently made history in post-secondary education in Ontario and in Canada. Conestoga’s Mechanical Systems Engineering degree program (MSE) has been accredited by Engineers Canada following a thorough review by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).

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Study

Hair provides proof of the link between chronic stress and heart attack

London –Researchers at The University of Western Ontario have provided the first direct evidence using a biological marker, to show chronic stress plays an important role in heart attacks.

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Tax

Helping Children Be Healthy And Active

Ontario Government Introducing Children’s Activity Tax Credit

Kitchener - On September 6, 2010, John Milloy announced the Ontario government’s proposed new permanent, refundable tax credit that would make it a little easier for parents to get their children involved in sports, arts and other activities.

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Labour

Best Labour Markets in Canada Found in the West, Led by Alberta and Saskatchewan; Ontario and Quebec Struggle

VANCOUVER - Western Canadian provinces recorded the best performing labour markets in Canada between 2005 and 2009, led by Alberta and Saskatchewan, according to a new study released by the Fraser Institute, Canada's leading public policy think tank.

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Smart Materials

Multiple Memory Material Technology promises to revolutionize manufacturing of diverse products

WATERLOO - A new "smart materials" process - Multiple Memory Material Technology - developed by University of Waterloo engineering researchers promises to revolutionize the manufacture of diverse products such as medical devices, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), printers, hard drives, automotive components, valves and actuators.

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Steelworkers Statement

Ontario Families Should Not Have To Pay for Corporate Tax Cuts

McGuinty's corporate tax cuts dwarf compensation freeze savings

TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government should not make working families pay for its reckless corporate tax cuts and other misguided provincial policies, the United Steelworkers union (USW) says.

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Labour Market

UPBEAT HIRING CLIMATE EXPECTED FOR THE CAMBRIDGE AND KITCHENER AREA

Cambridge – Cambridge and Kitchener area employers expect an upbeat hiring climate for the fourth quarter of 2010, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

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Home Sales

Home sales ease in August, up on year-to-date basis

KITCHENER-WATERLOO – Home sales eased in August, but remain stable when you consider the exceptionally strong spring market experienced in Kitchener-Waterloo and area.

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Microcredit

Interview: World Bank Managing Director Sri Mulyani Indrawati:

'Confidence in the Economy Is Driven By the Woman'. Q: How do you view the role of women in global development?

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Energy

Wind and solar developers and suppliers to discuss Ontario Feed-In Tariff Risks and Opportunities

TORONTO - Wind and solar developers, manufacturers, suppliers and Ontario Feed-in Tariff administrators are looking forward to discussing the challenges and opportunities of building the province's wind and solar supply chains next month.

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World News

Emerging Markets Must Embrace New Bank Rules - Wellink.

World Bank - "The head of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision urged emerging market economies on Friday to adopt new rules on bank capital even though they may feel they have sufficient regulatory arrangements in place.


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