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Thursday September 30, 2010

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Ted Talks

Inge Missmahl brings peace to the minds of Afghanistan

When Jungian analyst Inge Missmahl visited Afghanistan, she saw the inner wounds of war -- widespread despair, trauma and depression. And yet, in this county of 30 million people, there were only two dozen psychiatrists.

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BRIC

Brazilian multinationals positive after the global crisis

São Paulo and New York - The 2010 survey of outward investors from Brazil by Sociedade Brasileira de Estudos e Empresas Transnacionais e da Globalização Econômica (SOBEET), Valor Econômico, and the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment (VCC) finds that, although 2009 was a difficult year for many companies, most firms are upbeat about opportunities abroad from 2010 onwards.

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Global Economy

IMF Chief: Fair For Europe To Make Room At IMF Board.

World Bank - "International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn weighed in to a power struggle on Tuesday over Europe's dominance at the IMF, saying it was fair that European countries give up board seats to make way for emerging economies.

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GDP

Gross domestic product by industry

Statscan - Real gross domestic product edged down 0.1% in July 2010, the first monthly decline since August 2009. Manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade, construction and forestry all posted decreases. Increases were recorded in the mining sector and, to a lesser extent, in some financial industries and the public sector.

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Transportation

WestJet named in Travel + Leisure magazine's world's best awards

Airline was the only Canadian airline among the top 10 domestic airline ranking for the second year in a row

CALGARY - WestJet announced that it was named among Travel + Leisure magazine's top 10 domestic airlines for the second year in a row. WestJet, once again, was the only Canadian airline named.

ransportation

For-hire Motor Carrier Freight Services Price Index for Second quarter 2010

Statscan - The For-Hire Motor Carrier Freight Services Price Index increased 0.3% in the second quarter compared with the first quarter.

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PSA

Funding for Grand River Community Métis Council

KITCHENER – The Grand River Community Métis Council is a relatively new council in Ontario facing challenges in bringing cultural and traditional knowledge to the youth of the community. Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announced funding for this not-for-profit group to assist them in overcoming these challenges.

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Global Employment

ILO says long “labour market recession” worsens social outlook in many countries

GENEVA – A new report by the research arm of the International Labour Organization (ILO) says a long “labour market recession” is worsening the social outlook in many countries.

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Mobility

Mitel Announces Availability of Mitel Mobility for BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5

Unifies Mitel Communications Features With BlackBerry Smartphones Over Cellular and Wi-Fi Networks to Increase Employee Responsiveness and Productivity

OTTAWA - Mitel(R), a leading provider of unified communications software solutions, today announced the availability of Mitel Mobility for BlackBerry(R) Mobile Voice System 5 (BlackBerry MVS) with voice over Wi-Fi calling, extending Mitel's unified business communications features securely to BlackBerry(R) smartphone workers over cellular and Wi-Fi networks.

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Global Economy

IMF Chief: Fair For Europe To Make Room At IMF Board.

World Bank - "International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn weighed in to a power struggle on Tuesday over Europe's dominance at the IMF, saying it was fair that European countries give up board seats to make way for emerging economies. Strauss-Kahn, speaking at a news conference ahead of IMF and World Bank meetings in Washington on Oct. 8 and 9, said a meeting of European countries in Brussels would come up with a proposal within coming days .

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Psychologically Safe Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace: A Perfect Legal Storm

CALGARY - Financial rewards for damages caused by mental injury at work have increased over the past five years by as much as 700%, according to a report released today by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). The report warns that a perfect legal storm is brewing in the area of mental health protection at work, and points to emerging responsibilities for employers to provide a psychologically safe workplace.

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