Birds, a perennial human fascination, entertained medieval homes long before science took them for serious study. "Wisdom of Birds" author Tim Birkhead tours some intriguing birdwatcher lore (dug up in old field journals) -- and talks about the role it plays in ornithology today.
Statscan - Canadians used the Internet in 2009 to place orders for goods and services valued at $15.1 billion, up from $12.8 billion in 2007. The increase resulted from more online shoppers and a higher volume of orders.
UK - Last week Google announced it would be rolling out a new trademark policy in the UK (to replicate that of the US). Matthew Whiteway, Client Services Director at Greenlight, a specialist search and social marketing consulting and technology firm, says this will have severe implications for advertisers, user experience and brand owners.
WATERLOO More than 125 band students selected from southwestern Ontario high schools will attend Wilfrid Laurier University Sept. 28 - 29 to take part in the Central Ontario Band Workshop. This year’s workshop will be led by Laurier assistant professor Jessica Kun, conductor and artistic director of the Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra.
London The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise has announced the finalists for the Southwestern Ontario Family Enterprise of the Year 2010. This award recognizes significant achievement made within a Southwestern Ontario family enterprise and will be presented at National Family Business Day, October 21, 2010.
World News - "European countries must give up seats on the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) if the institution is to remain credible, the Brazilian representative at the IMF has warned.... Paulo Nogueira Batista says that correcting the over-representation of Europe is the natural way to make the body more representative of the global economy
CALGARY - A hodgepodge of misguided government policies, costly and time-consuming regulatory processes, and disputes with aboriginals over land claims have resulted in multiple barriers to investment in Canadian crude oil production and transportation, concludes a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, Canada's leading public policy think-tank.
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