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Monday September 27, 2010

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The Do Lectures

Tim Birkhead: The early birdwatchers

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.

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E-commerce

Shopping on the Internet

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.

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Award Deal

COM DEV Wins Follow-on Commercial Contract

CAMBRIDGE - COM DEV International Ltd. announced that it has been awarded an authorization to proceed (ATP) to provide switches, filters and multiplexers for a commercial communications satellite.

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Letter to the Editor

Google’s new trademark policy will see advertising costs spiral, counterfeits rise, brand owners damaged

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.

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Looming Strike

CAA Workers Headed for Monday Strike

TORONTO - Employer demands for more concessions have set the stage for a strike Monday morning by 130 workers at several CAA offices in southern Ontario.

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Education

Laurier Brantford opens SC Johnson Building Today

BRANTFORD – Wilfrid Laurier University will open the new SC Johnson Building with a ceremony at Laurier Brantford Sept. 27, 2010 at 1 p.m.

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Education

More than 125 high school band students to attend Laurier workshop

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.

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Education

Giving Conestoga College Students The Tools For Success

Ontario Government Investing In State-of-the-art College Equipment

Kitchener - Students at Conestoga College are benefiting from the latest technologies and equipment as they train for tomorrow’s high-skills jobs.

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Family Business

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED – FAMILY ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR AWARD 2010

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.

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World Order

European Nations Pressed To Surrender IMF Board Seats.

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

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Investment

Reducing Barriers to Crude Oil Investment Will Foster Job Creation, Higher Incomes, and Energy Security for Canada, U.S. and Mexico

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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