At TEDxChange, Thailand's "Mr. Condom," Mechai Viravaidya, walks us through the country's bold plan to raise its standard of living, starting in the 1970s. First step: population control. And that means a lot of frank, funny -- and very effective -- talk about condoms.
Cambridge - Last month, I wrote about the issues that are facing the association and the need for intelligent planning and forward thinking. While the politics of lobbying and courting association loyalty is one thing (and a very big thing at that), the GVCA's mandate is to provide our members, no matter what industry sector they are in, with the tools, education and advocacy they need to succeed.
WATERLOO Calling all Golden Hawks! Come back to campus to “Rawk the Hawk” during homecoming this weekend, from Friday, Oct. 1 to Sunday, Oct. 3. Indulge at the ever-popular free pancake breakfast, or cheer on your Golden Hawks football team as they compete against the Guelph Gryphons.
HISDESAT makes strategic investment in exactEarth adds global market strength
CAMBRIDGE - COM DEV International Ltd. announced that its data services subsidiary, exactEarth Ltd., has added a strategic investor that will play an important role in delivering and growing the Company’s exactAIS service in the marketplace. HISDESAT Servicios Estratégicos S.A., a major Madrid-based satellite operator and service provider that sells data to more than 25 government customers around the world, has taken a 27% equity interest in exactEarth with a cash investment of CDN $15 million,
SAN FRANCISCO - Manulife Financial has purchased Market Center, a 770,000 square foot, Class-A office complex in downtown San Francisco in a deal that closed yesterday. The newest addition to Manulife's global real estate portfolio marks the Company's first property investment in the Bay Area.
Open Text Records Management Delivers Seamless Microsoft SharePoint, SAP
Integration, Full Information Governance as Part of Open Text ECM Suite
WATERLOO - Open Text Corporation, the preeminent provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software, today announced that Open Text Records Management, a fully integrated component of the Open Text ECM Suite, has received the highest possible rating of "Strong Positive" in Gartner's new report entitled "MarketScope for Enterprise Records Management."
Kitchener - New staff and volunteers at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Brantford now have access to specialized training resources thanks to the efforts of a team of Conestoga students in the college's Human Resources Management post-graduate program.
Guelph - Greenway Home Products, under its operating division of Greenway Water Technologies, is proud to announce a new Canada/China joint venture with Ningbo Aquaworld Group Co. Ltd. of Ningbo, Beilun China.
A doctor in a rural hospital in northeast Africa works with one oxygen machine, choosing which current patients receive treatment and how to limit care so the generator-run machine is available for future, possibly sicker, patients.
OTTAWA - The Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), announced the launch of a private sector committee. This new committee will provide advice to the Government of Canada on a wide range of issues of importance to small and medium-sized businesses, such as reducing red tape and improving access to federal programs and information.
Toronto Twenty-eight wines received the Judges’ Award for Best Value at the 2010 InterVin International Wine Awards, an intensive three-day competition conducted last month at White Oaks Resort & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Waterloo/Jordan - For two decades, Laurier archaeology professor Michèle Daviau has led international teams of scholars and students abroad to uncover the hidden lives of people who existed thousands of years ago.
Ottawa Two former Carleton University PhD students have just won the prestigious $225,000 Trudeau Fellowship Prize. Both Janine Brodie and Alain-G Gagnon graduated from the Department of Political Science. Dr. Gagnon went on to teach at the university.
Earth - "Multiple environmental stressors, such as agricultural runoff, pollution and invasive species, threaten rivers that serve 80 percent of the world's population, around five billion people, according to researchers from The City University of New York, University of Wisconsin and seven other institutions.
OTTAWA Three new research briefs released by the Measuring the Effectiveness of Student Aid (MESA) Project show that policies aimed at increasing post-secondary education student retention may be targeting the wrong people.
Waterloo Region On Wednesday, September 21st, at the Economic Developers Association of Canada’s (EDAC) annual conference in Quebec City, the Waterloo Region Manufacturing Innovation Network or MIN was honoured with a 2010 Marketing Canada Award in the Digital Media Niche/Specialty Microsite category.
WATERLOO - An exclusive alliance with respected financial writer and TV personality Gail Vaz-Oxlade will provide Manulife's Canadian group retirement plan members with insights and suggestions designed to help them manage their personal finances and build an effective retirement plan.
Kitchener Local youth who face barriers to employment will get job preparation training and work experience through the Government of Canada’s support for a downtown non-profit restaurant. Mr. Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.
ST. JACOBS - Steven Woods, co-founder of Eloqua, a marketing automation company that provides digital tools for marketers looking to better connect with their customers, led a peer-to-peer learning session at Communitech in Kitchener Tuesday morning. Facilitated by Quarry, the session was part of Communitech’s Strategic Marketing series that offers opportunities for local technology professionals to share knowledge and build networks.
Bold changes: magazine-quality production, colour on every page, digital enhancements
TORONTO - The Globe and Mail today unveiled a dramatically redesigned newspaper, featuring a new masthead, premium newsprint with a glossy look, colour on every page and a trimmer, 11-inch page format. The new design crosses over to The Globe's Web offering, with a fresh look for the globeandmail.com home page, a re-launched online Life section (globeandmail.com/life) featuring more original video, new blogs and a host of improvements to functionality and navigation.
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