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Wednesday September 8, 2010

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Ted Talks

Johan Rockstrom: Let the environment guide our development

Human growth has strained the Earth's resources, but as Johan Rockstrom reminds us, our advances also give us the science to recognize this and change behavior. His research has found nine "planetary boundaries" that can guide us in protecting our planet's many overlapping ecosystems.


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Election PSA

The 2010 Municipal Elections are being held on Monday, October 25, 2010.

Nomination Day is Friday, September 10th and all nominations must be filed between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on that day.

Nominations can be filed up to Nomination Day between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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Social Media

Facebook fiends tend to be narcissistic, insecure

TORONTO - Narcissists and those with low self-esteem gravitate toward Facebook as a self-promotional tool and tend to be heavier users of the site, according to a study by a York University psychology student.

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Energy Research

UOIT’s Clean Energy Research Laborator Multi-million dollar lab unlike any other in the world

OSHAWA – The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) officially opened a new cutting-edge laboratory that will pioneer clean energy research and potentially uncover major solutions to the problem of climate change.

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Tax

Canada Revenue Agency: Interest Rates for the Fourth Calendar Quarter

OTTAWA - The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced the prescribed annual interest rates that will apply to any amounts owed to the CRA and to any amounts the CRA owes to individuals and corporations.

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Health Research

Study exposes cognitive impairment in people with Parkinson's disease

Kingston - Queen’s researchers have found that people with Parkinson’s disease can perform automated tasks better than people without the disease, but have significant difficulty switching from easy to hard tasks. The findings are a step towards understanding the aspects of the illness that affect the brain’s ability to function on a cognitive level.

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Global Economy

Global Economy Emerging From 'Shadow of Crisis', China Vice President Says

"The global economy is 'gradually moving out from under a shadow' after China aided growth by keeping its economy open during the financial crisis, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping said. ...

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Redevelopment

Downtown momentum continues with groundbreaking ceremony for major mixed-use development

KITCHENER – On Tuesday September 7, 2010 the City of Kitchener celebrated a major milestone in the continuing evolution of the downtown with a groundbreaking ceremony for the City Centre sales pavilion.

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Health Research

U of T researchers lead study to determine individualized smoking cessation treatments
By Chris Garbutt

TORONTO - Quitting smoking is hard, and researchers at the University of Toronto and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have discovered one reason why: it’s in the genes.

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Recognition

MTE Named to 2010 Zweig Letter Hot Firm List

Kitchener - MTE Consultants Inc. announced that they were once again named to the Zweig Letter Hot Firm List. Recognition of the firm’s tremendous growth from 2006 to 2009, allowed the organization to receive this designation for a second year in a row. MTE is one of only a small number of named firms with head offices located in Canada.

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Labour

Organizations Look Beyond Base Pay to Attract and Retain Key Employees

Salary Increases for 2010 and 2011 Remain Below Three Per Cent

TORONTO — While average national salary increases awarded in 2010 were higher than those granted in 2009, they are still considerably lower than raises provided earlier this decade, according to the 32nd annual Canada Salary Increase Survey conducted by Hewitt Associates. In June/July, more than 500 organizations from across the country representing more than 835,275 employees responded to the survey.

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Research Funding

Six Trent Researchers Receive Over $491,000 in NSERC Funding

Funded projects range from sleep states and memory to threats to the water supply in Lake Simcoe

Peterborough - Six Trent Researchers Receive Over $491, Six Trent University researchers have received $491,587 in combined funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

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Health Research

New study reveals regenerative qualities of biosynthetic corneas

OTTAWA — Dr. May Griffith, professor at the University of Ottawa and scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, led a new study demonstrating the capability of biosynthetic corneas to help regenerate and repair damaged eye tissue and improve vision in humans.

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Rumours

DALSA Corporate Announcement

Waterloo - DALSA Corporation reacted to a Dow Jones article published yesterday by reaffirming the Company's practice not to comment on market rumour or speculation that entails Private Equity Aquisition.

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Venture Capital

Canadian Venture Capital Industry's Decline Intensifies While Sector Grows in Emerging Markets

Lack of Critical Mass of Domestic Venture Capitalists Seen as Creating Poor Climate for Future Investment and Innovation

TORONTO - Venture capitalists (VCs) in Canada expect their industry to contract further while those in emerging markets, including China, India and Brazil, expect to see theirs expand over the next five years, according to the 2010 Global Venture Capital Survey by Deloitte, Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) and several other international industry associations.

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Open House

Xylotek to hold Open House with technology presentations at new offices in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE - Xylotek Solutions, is holding an Open House with an afternoon of technology presentations by its key partners. The Open House will take place September 16th from 2-8 p.m. at the company's new Cambridge head office, 3-600 Jamieson Parkway, which is at Townline Road and Highway 401.

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Internet

CIRA to redesign .CA registry system for improved customer experience

OTTAWA - On October 12, 2010, it will become easier for Canadians to register and maintain their .CA domain names. The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is redesigning its domain name registration system, the system that enables Registrars - the companies that register domain names - to communicate with the .CA registry database.



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