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Wednesday September 15, 2010

Ted Talks

Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation

TED's Chris Anderson says the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation -- a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print. But to tap into its power, organizations will need to embrace radical openness. And for TED, it means the dawn of a whole new chapter



Waterloo – In the spirit of Fall Workplace Campaign, United Way of Kitchener Waterloo and Area will host their first annual Day of Caring on September 15, 2010. The Campaign and Day of Caring kicked off at the Waterloo Public Square early this morning.

Best Places to Work

Ten Canadian Companies on Counselor's 2010 Best Places to Work List

Waterloos Immediate Sales Agency is No. 37 of ad specialty companies with best corporate cultures

TREVOSE, PA - Loyal staffs, trustworthy management, solid benefits and team effectiveness helped land 75 companies on Counselor magazine’s 2010 list of best places to work in the ad specialty industry.

Carbon Management

CFOs Taking Strategic Leadership Role in Carbon Management Programs

Regulatory Requirements and Board Involvement Drive Action and Public Reporting

TORONTO - Faced with increased regulatory reporting, companies are making investments in greenhouse gas reduction and creating business units that specialize in environmental strategy and programs. Carbon Management: Critical Issues For Strategic Finance, the most recent study by the Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation (CFERF), shows that nearly half (46%) of heavy-carbon emitting firms reported their CFO is assuming greater responsibility in the strategic development of carbon management programs.


Federal government provides $466,145 to enhance learning facilities at Laurier Brantford

BRANTFORD – Laurier Brantford will receive $466,145 in federal funding to enhance academic facilities and learning technology at the downtown campus, Brant MP Phil McColeman announced.

Distinguished Fellow

Catholic Board Names 2010 Distinguished Graduate

Waterloo Region – The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce the naming of David Eby as the Board’s 2010 Distinguished Graduate. He will accept the award on Thursday, October 7, 2010 during St. Mary’s High School’s annual graduation ceremonies at the Centre in the Square.

Triage Kiosk

NCR, PharmaTrust and Stayhealthy launch Canada's first patient self-service Triage and Treatment solution for emergency departments

Healthcare technology leaders collaborate to create solution to slash wait times and improve experience for patients seeking basic treatment

MISSISSAUGA - NCR Corporation, and PharmaTrust have joined with Stayhealthy, Inc. to develop and deploy a self-service kiosk solution to help speed the triage and treatment of patients at Canadian hospital emergency departments (ED) and rural healthcare facilities.



HSBC Bank Canada's 'Tomorrow, Today' survey reveals home ownership, travel and possibility of early retirement rank highest on Canadians' list of priorities

VANCOUVER - According to a new, national survey released today, HSBC Bank Canada found that four out of five respondents agree that being financially secure is important to their tomorrow, but not to the detriment of leading a balanced life and pursuing personal passions.


Business Leaders Highlight Close Links between Sustainability and Competitiveness

Business Leaders Highlight Close Links between Sustainability and Competitiveness

Tianjin, People’s Republic of China – Sustainability and competitiveness are closely linked, business leaders argued in a plenary session on sustainability and corporate competitiveness on the second day of the fourth Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2010.


Search for right energy mix includes ongoing conventional sources as well as alternatives, WEC Montreal 2010 told

Montreal – Mounting concerns about climate change and challenges of increasing oil production are prompting the energy industry to dramatically increase its efforts to broaden the energy mix, according to a round-table discussion at the World Energy Congress Montréal 2010.

Canada & The World Economy

Industry Minister Tony Clement Speaks to the World Economic Forum in China

Minister Looks to November G20 Meeting in Seoul to Build on Success of Toronto Summit

TIANJIN, CHINA - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, visited Tianjin, China, today as part of his five-day visit to China. During his visit he spoke to a meeting of the World Economic Forum and met with local business leaders. During each meeting, he highlighted the resilience of the Canadian economy and encouraged greater Sino-Canadian partnerships.

Sports Talk

Olympian Beckie Scott gives Waterloo public talk on Olympics, clean sport

WATERLOO - Beckie Scott, the first North American woman to capture a cross-country skiing Olympic gold medal, will discuss the practice of clean sport among other topics during the University of Waterloo's Friends of the Library lecture and authors event next week.


Descartes Announces United States Postal Service GPS Tracking Compliance Solution

Solution Conforms to Requirements for Tracking Highway Contract Routes

Waterloo - Descartes Systems Group announced that it has enhanced its Descartes Route Planner On-demand solution to enable carriers to comply with the United States Postal Service (USPS) requirement to track and report to the USPS the status of active highway contract routes.

Innovation Growth

Ministerial Meeting Drives Forward Global Agenda on Innovation and Sustainable Growth

Tianjin, People’s Republic of China – The World Economic Forum hosted its first-ever Ministerial Meeting on Innovation and Sustainable Growth in partnership with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, during the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2010.

Sovereign Energy

Artic oil: an enormous potential in an environment that is highly sensitive to exploitation

Montreal – In the session on Hydrocarbons from Arctic Sources at the 21st World Energy Congress, the various participants reached a consensus in their presentations on issues relating to an unconventional new source of recoverable natural gas, methane gas hydrates.


Emerging Economies Set to Become Main Engine of Growth

Tianjin, People’s Republic of China – Emerging economies have recovered faster from the crisis than developed countries and are set to become the main engine of growth for the world, leading economists and Chinese officials said today in a panel addressing the outlook for the global economy at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2010 in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China.

Global Challenges

Thought Leaders on Innovation: Revolutionize Relationships

Tianjin, People’s Republic of China – To facilitate the innovation needed to address global challenges will require a revolution in human relationships and how people and organizations relate to each other, an international group of thought leaders on innovation and business strategy and ethics told participants in the closing plenary of the fourth Annual Meeting of the New Champions, or “Summer Davos”.

Guest Column

Startup Financing: the Real Funding Strategy That Works
by Kenneth H. Marks

You have an idea for a product or service and want to start a company, or maybe you already have a company and you are thinking about launching a new product line. Either way, you need capital to make it happen but how do you get the funding required?

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