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Tuesday October 5, 2010

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Ted Talks

Eben Bayer: Are mushrooms the new plastic?

Product designer Eben Bayer reveals his recipe for a new, fungus-based packaging material that protects fragile stuff like furniture, plasma screens -- and the environment.

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Community Health

Local children to receive advanced medical care in Waterloo Region from newly recruited specialists

Waterloo - Exciting advancements in specialized medical care for children with special needs were announced at KidsAbility Centre for Child Development today, including plans that are currently underway to open a new site in Kitchener in Spring 2011.

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Environmental Stewardship

Clare Rennie receives 2010 Watershed Award from GRCA
By Janet Baine

Clare Rennie, the quiet leader behind the Guelph Rotary Forest, grew up on a farm with lots of bush where his appreciation of trees began.

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Energy Education

University of Waterloo opens world-class Energy Research Centre, names top researcher to Hydro One Chair in Power Engineering

WATERLOO - The University of Waterloo officially opened its new world-class Energy Research Centre, which will support cutting-edge research and technology development in energy conversion.

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Work Training

Local Teen Graduates from Employment Training Program Ready to Work

KITCHENER— Before entering Ray of Hope’s Employment Training Program, eighteen-year-old Sabrina Howie liked to party and wasn’t very motivated to get a job. The only job she had held was delivering newspapers during the night—but working nights was hard on her.



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Environment

Wellington Green Legacy receives 2010 Watershed Award from GRCA
By Janet Baine

Cambridge - Wellington Green Legacy started in 2004 with the simple idea that it would plant 150,000 trees in Wellington County that year to help celebrate the county’s 150th anniversary.

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Creative Philanthropy

TWO BLONDE CHICKS INC. & CONESTOGA COLLEGE CHOOSE ORGANIZATIONS TO RECEIVE CREATEATHON® SERVICES

KITCHENER - Nine Waterloo Region non-profit organizations will be the beneficiaries of free marketing and creative services provided by Two Blonde Chicks Inc., Conestoga College Graphic Design students and various other volunteers and suppliers.

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Branching Out

GREY Canada opens office in Kitchener Waterloo

Expands network to offer global marketing capabilities to Digital Media startups

Kitchener – GREY Canada is excited to announce the opening of a new branch in the heart of Canada’s Technology Triangle. The new GreyKW office will be located in The Communitech Hub: Digital Media and Mobile Accelerator, in the Lang Tannery building, in downtown Kitchener. This location puts GreyKW in the centre of Canada’s thrust for achieving digital media excellence through innovation.

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Climate Change

Climate Talks Put Spotlight On China.

World Bank - "The first round of international climate talks hosted by China highlights the biggest energy consumer's struggle to expand its role in global-warming policy while shining a spotlight on the country's ambitions and shortcomings in clean energy.

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Buzz is Back

CAW Commends Inclusion of Labour on WSIB Funding Review Panel

TORONTO - Labour's participation in the newly formed WSIB funding review panel is a strong step forward for injured workers, says the CAW. The panel was announced late last week.

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Education

Public Mini Pharmacy School Program Returns for 2010 October 12 through November 16

KITCHENER – The University of Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy is pleased to present an exciting health information program designed for the general public. Beginning October 12 and running for six consecutive weeks uWaterloo’s Mini Pharmacy School is a unique opportunity for members of the public to discover and explore fascinating topics in pharmacy and health today.

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Annual Report

PwC Reports FY2010 Global Revenues of US$26.6 Billion

Total Network Revenues Rise - Advisory Business Returns to Strong Growth

LONDON - PwC reported aggregate gross revenues of US$26.6 billion for its worldwide network of member firms for the fiscal year ended 30 June 2010, showing a slight increase in revenues at constant exchange rates. In US dollars PwC's FY2010 aggregate network revenues rose by 1.5 per cent from FY2009.



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