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Monday September 20, 2010

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Ted Talks

His Holiness the Karmapa: The technology of the heart

His Holiness the Karmapa talks about how he was discovered to be the reincarnation of a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism. In telling his story, he urges us to work on not just technology and design, but the technology and design of the heart. He is translated onstage by Tyler Dewar.

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Marketing

THEMUSEUM officially announces New Brand

Kitchener – After seven years of being known as The Children’s Museum, the organization is pleased and proud to announce a new name and visual brand. THEMUSEUM’s differentiating strength is the ability to deliver Ideas Transcending Objects.

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Environment Knowledge Shaere Event

CIGI hosts conference on climate change

The Honourable Jim Prentice and Sir David King keynote speakers

Waterloo – With the past decade being the warmest on record globally, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is hosting an international climate change conference from October 1-3, 2010. CIGI ’10: Climate of Action will bring together more than 60 international business executives, policy-makers, researchers, journalists and environmental leaders for the purpose of:

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Only Fair

CCLA Calls Upon Toronto Police to Expunge Records of G20 Arrestees

Toronto - The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is calling upon the Toronto Police Service (TPS) to destroy the police records of many of the 1105 people arrested during the G20 Summit. In a letter dated September 8, 2010, the CCLA asks Chief Blair to expunge all G20-related police records of persons that were arrested and never charged, or who were charged, but have since had their charges withdrawn or dismissed.

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Manufacturing

Toyota Marks 4 Millionth Vehicle Built in Canada

Milestone vehicle built in Waterloo Regions, Cambridge, Ontario.

CAMBRIDGE - The 4 millionth Canadian built Toyota was driven off the line on Friday September 17, 2010 in Cambridge, Waterloo Region at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC) assembly plant. The 2010 model silver Corolla was surrounded by some of the more than 6,500 TMMC employees for a group photograph celebrating this major milestone.

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Wholesale Trade

Wholesale sales edged down 0.1% in July to $43.9 billion dollars, following 0.3% decline in June

Statscan - This was excluding the motor vehicle and parts subsector, wholesale sales rose 0.6%.

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Appointment

New FedEx Express Canada President Lisa Lisson A Customer Experience Expert and Innovator

MISSISSAUGA - Lisa Lisson, a native Canadian and 18-year veteran of the FedEx organization, has been named president of FedEx Express Canada Ltd. Lisson was most recently vice president of Marketing, Customer Experience and Communications, where she led the innovation and implementation of services to address customer needs and opportunities. She is also involved at a global level with strategic growth initiatives for FedEx Express.

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2010 Municipal Election

Waterloo Mayoral Candidate Jan d’Ailly to Make Major Policy Announcement

WATERLOO - In Waterloo Town Square at 9:30am, Monday September 20th, candidate for Mayor of Waterloo, Jan d’Ailly, will be releasing his policy platform to the public.

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Evert

Internationally Trained Immigrants Meet and Greet Local Employers

Waterloo Region - Waterloo Region Immigrant Employment Network (WRIEN) presents a Networking & Recruiting Event for employers and internationally trained individuals on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Cambridge City Hall from 4-6 p.m.

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Business Women

Guelph Women in Networking: Speaker Series: Mind Mapping

Guelph - Mind Mapping is an organizational thinking tool developed by Mind Mapping guru - Tony Buzan.  Use his technique to plan, decide, organize, notetake, problem solve, think clearly, concentrate, recall, manage time, communicate and increase creative intelligence.  With this tool in hand, forgetfulness and disorganization can become past habits replaced by focus, clarity and order.

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Monitor - Wheel & Deal

LINGO! - The 5 most important car buying terms you need to know before you buy a new car!

Have you ever gone shopping for a car and been totally intimidated because you don’t understand what the dealer’s are talking about? It’s probably happened every single time. Here are 5 terms you need to know before you make that very important purchase.

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Media

The Globe and Mail to Unveil New Design and Enhanced Online Features October 1, 2010

New Chapter in Globe's History Kicks Off with Eight Week Series - "Canada: Our Time to Lead"

TORONTO - On Friday October 1, The Globe and Mail will reveal a dramatically redesigned newspaper that features the most significant changes in The Globe's history, including colour on every page, outstanding photo and graphic production, special stock paper and custom print options for advertisers.

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CRA

New Filing Requirements for Partnerships

OTTAWA - The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced changes to the requirements for filing partnership information returns.

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Environment

EPA Recovery Act Projects Spotlighted in Vice President Biden’s New Report on 100 Recovery Act Projects Changing America

WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced that eight US EPA projects were highlighted in a new report released by Vice President Joe Biden, “100 Recovery Act Projects that are Changing America.” The report highlights some of the most innovative and effective Recovery Act projects across the country that are not only putting people back to work now, but helping transform our economy for years to come.

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