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Wednesday September 29, 2010

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Ted Talks

Sebastian Seung: I am my connectome

Sebastian Seung is mapping a massively ambitious new model of the brain that focuses on the connections between each neuron. He calls it our "connectome," and it's as individual as our genome -- and understanding it could open a new way to understand our brains and our minds.

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Fund Raising

From Times Square to the Statue of Liberty-there's no place in the world that can compare.

WATERLOO REGION – It's been said that its streets will make you feel brand new and its lights will inspire you. So what will a New York state of mind do for you? There's only one way to find out… by attending this year’s Grand River Hospital Foundation’s Signature Event “The Grand Experience…a New York State of Mind”.

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Recognition

Allan Holmes receives top 2010 award from GRCA
By Janet Baine

Allan Holmes led the Grand River Conservation Authority through its darkest times when he was Chief Administrative Officer between 1991 and 2000, but his passion, commitment and integrity helped overcome funding cuts and put the GRCA on a solid footing.

Holmes, a resident of Guelph, picked up his 2010 Grand River Conservation Honour Roll Award at the GRCA awards ceremony in Cambridge on Thursday, Sept. 16. This is a special award that is not given out by the GRCA every year.

Holmes grew up on a farm near the headwaters of the Grand River and developed an interest in the environment at a young age.


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MEDIA

Chamber of Commerce Event “Should the Communities Talk?”

Kitchener – On Thursday, September 30, 2010, from 7:30 am – 9:00 am, the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce will host a panel including Tim Jackson, Fred Kuntz, Herb Epp and Benton Leong will discuss the referendum question: “Do you support the members of Kitchener and Waterloo councils engaging in discussions about the advantages and disadvantages of merging the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo?”

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Celebration

THEMUSEUM Celebrates 7th Anniversary

KITCHENER, ON – After years of continuous growth and development, THEMUSEUM reaches its seventh anniversary this month. Celebrations will be taking place tomorrow - Wednesday, September 29th and will include FREE admission, cake, entertainment and crafts between 10AM and 4PM.

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Media

Canada Post to Anchor a New Online Advertising Network

Service delivers the new standard for online marketing by combining proven direct-marketing capabilities with localization

OTTAWA - Starting as early as November, Canada Post will anchor a new direct-marketing network that will connect advertisers and consumers at a local level. Using the successful model introduced by CentrSource, a progressive e-commerce company, the new service will leverage proven digital-marketing practices to deliver local offers and advertisements in a dynamic, real-time online environment.

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Oktoberfest

Downtown Is Ready To Roll Out An Oktoberfest Midway

KITCHENER – Looking to experience something new during Oktoberfest? Look no further than the heart of Kitchener. The Oktoberfest Downtown Experience presented by the Downtown Kitchener Business Improvement Area (BIA), in partnership with the City of Kitchener and K-W Oktoberfest Inc. will offer something for everyone during all ten festival days including a midway during the opening weekend.

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Innovation

"People are at the core of the new innovation ecosystem"

Toronto - ORION's new president and CEO Dr. Darin Graham urged government, business and academic leaders to boost their efforts to help Ontario innovate its way to future prosperity.

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Green Space

Parks master plan endorsed by community services committee

KITCHENER –Council reconfirmed its commitment to the quality of life for Kitchener residents by approving a parks strategic plan at its regular community services committee meeting on Monday. The plan, originally entitled the Park Master Plan, June 2010, was renamed the Park Strategic Plan to reflect that it is a living document that will continue to evolve.

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Changing Economy

Prepare Yourself for Prosperity in the New Economy
By Randy Gage

The airlines are bankrupt, the financial system is in shambles and
governments are printing billions of dollars in worthless currency trying to
prop up failed economies. It's a time of great challenge. Yet a time of
great opportunity…


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