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Thursday September 16, 2010

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Ted Talks

Jessa Gamble: Our natural sleep cycle


In today's world, balancing school, work, kids and more, most of us can only hope for the recommended eight hours of sleep. Examining the science behind our body's internal clock, Jessa Gamble reveals the surprising and substantial program of rest we should be observing.

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Entrepreneurship

Over 600 Women to attend the Inspiring Women “the Experience” 2010 One Full Day Sold-Out Event

Kitchener – More than 600 women from all business sectors, professions and walks of life will gather today at the sold-out 2010 Inspiring Women’s Event. Hosted by the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre and title sponsor TD Canada Trust this is one of the only events in Ontario that features outstanding women speakers who connect to the audience by candidly discussing personal and professional challenges, adapting to change and issues that matter most to women.

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Pension Crisis

Nortel Pensioners rally at Queen's Park to demand: "Don't Wind Up Our Pension Plans!"

TORONTO - Angry Nortel pensioners, together with representatives of labour and pensioner groups from across Canada, are rallying today at noon today at Queen's Park to protest against the Ontario government's plan to wind up their pension fund and convert it into individual annuities with various financial institutions.

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Energy

World Energy Congress 2010 Day Three:
Energy acceptability means finding the right energy mix

Montreal – Acceptability – Energy solutions for a living planet was the theme of the third day of presentations at the World Energy Congress Montréal 2010.

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Guest Column

Limited Negotiation Strategies Lead to Less Profit

"there are things we know that we don’t know"-Donald Rumsfeld

When ever I engage colleagues on the subject of business negotiation I almost always ask them “…on a scale of 1 to 10, how do you rate yourself as a negotiator?” Invariably, the answer I get is… ”Oh I think I’m about 7 out of 10.” Some colleagues are more honest and give me another number.

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Climate Change

Thirty-six Governments to Meet in Mexico on Greenhouse Gas Reductions, Clean Energy Ministers to advance cooperation on methane reductions

WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will join ministers from the Methane to Markets Partnership countries in Mexico City on Oct. 1. At the meeting, the United States will work with partner nations to encourage global action to reduce methane emission sources and identify possible additional resources to achieve this goal. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas (GHG) that is 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide in warming the atmosphere.

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Arts & Culture

Twelve Angry Men - A Story of Law and Order on Stage at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

ST. JACOBS – Theatregoers will be on the edge of their seats as the riveting courtroom drama Twelve Angry Men takes to the stage at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse from October 6th through to October 24th.

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Municipal Election - Town Discussion

Municipal Election 2010 in Greater KW: "Should The Communities Talk?"

Kitchener/Waterloo - Join the Greater KW Chamber on Thursday, September 30th at 7:30am at the Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo when a panel including Tim Jackson, Fred Kuntz and Herb Epp will discuss the referendum question:

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Growing Old

Seniors resist help from caregivers, study says

Public education program helps families with coping strategies

WATERLOO – Seniors resist care. That is the message of a new study conducted for Home Instead Senior Care®, a home care service for seniors with 27 offices across Canada. According to the study, which surveyed family caregivers in Canada and the U.S., 51 per cent of respondents said that their aging relative was very resistant to care.

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Insurance Study

J.D. Power and Associates Reports: Overall Customer Satisfaction with Home Insurance Providers Decreases Slightly, Largely Due to Higher Premiums and Less Communication with Customers

TORONTO - A combination of premium increases and less-frequent communication with customers has led to a slight decline in customer satisfaction with home insurance providers, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Canadian Home Insurance Customer Satisfaction StudySM released yesterday.

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Innovation

Government of Canada Supports Leading Research at Universite Laval

QUEBEC CITY - Researchers from Universite Laval will examine how innovations in the workplace can help strengthen the country's economic performance and improve the quality of life of Canadians at work.

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Energy

Nuclear energy must be accepted as a key component in a new energy mix, WEC Montréal 2010 participants hear

MONTRÉAL – Efficient and sustainable energy solutions are needed that also protect the environment, and nuclear energy needs to gain wide acceptance as a key contributor in the energy mix in the coming years, Anne Lauvergeon, Chief Executive Officer of AREVA, a French-based developer of nuclear energy installations and technology, said in a keynote address at the World Energy Congress Montréal 2010.

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Information Management

Open Text Positioned as a Leader in the 2010 Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

WATERLOO - Open Text Corporation, the preeminent provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software, announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management,"* based on an evaluation of the company's ability to execute and its completeness of vision.

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Energy

Ontario on Track to Exceed 3 GW of Solar by 2015: But Significant Uncertainty Remains

For 2011, Ontario Photovoltaic (PV) Installations Set to Grow to 694 MW Despite Supply Constraints

TORONTO - The Ontario PV market will reach 694 MW installed in 2011, including 186 MW of Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program (RESOP) projects. Driven by the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program, the market growth will propel Ontario into the top 10 of the world's solar markets, according to a study by ClearSky Advisors, an independent research and advisory firm.

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Union Call

CAW Turns out to Support Striking USW members at ECP, Demands End to Use of Scabs at Brantford, Ont Plant

TORONTO, and BRANTFORD - CAW members in Brantford and the surrounding area will be lending support to the picket lines at Engineered Coated Products on Thursday, September 16, as part of the 72 hour picket organized by the Brantford and District Labour Council, the Ontario Federation of Labour, the Canadian Labour Congress and the Brantford Strike Action Coalition.



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