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Friday December 10, 2010

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Jacqueline Novogratz on patient capitalism

Jacqueline Novogratz shares stories of how "patient capital" can bring sustainable jobs, goods, services -- and dignity -- to the world's poorest.

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Entrepreneurship

Top Hat Monocle Latest Graduate from Waterloo Accelerator Centre’s Accelerator Program

WATERLOO – The Accelerator Centre, an award-winning and world-renowned centre for the cultivation of technology entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the graduation of Top Hat Monocle, a company specializing in interactive classroom learning response systems.

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Technological Innovation

Palomar Offers the Latest Innovation in Photorejuvenation -- the MaxG

BURLINGTON - Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc., a leading researcher and developer of light-based systems for aesthetic treatments, is pleased to announce that the MaxG Optimized Pulsed Light handpiece is now available worldwide for use on the company's StarLux 500 and Artisan laser and pulsed light aesthetic systems.

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Peoples Choice Award

The Votes Are In! Canadian Youth Business Foundation Names Winner of the 2010 CYBF People's Choice Award!

TORONTO - The people have spoken! The Canadian Youth Business Foundation announced that Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario-based Cafe Natura is the winner of the 2010 CYBF People's Choice Award, an exciting new category in the 2010 CYBF Chairman's Awards program.

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Auto Insurance

The Fraser Institute: Lack of Auto Insurance Competition in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and BC Saddles Consumers With High Rates and Limited Choice

TORONTO - Drivers seeking auto insurance in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia are confronted with limited choice, uncompetitive rates, and some of the most highly regulated markets in all North America, according to a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, Canada's leading public policy think-tank.

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Property Management Aquisition

FirstService Acquires Association Management, Inc.

TORONTO - FirstService Corporation announced that it continued to increase the size and breadth of its residential property management business -- this time through the acquisition of an 80% interest in Association Management, Inc., Houston's largest and most prestigious residential property management company.

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Housing

Ontario Apartment Vacancy Rates Move Lower in October 2010

TORONTO - HIGHLIGHTS -- Rental vacancy rates reach 2.9 per cent in the fall 2010, down from 3.5 last year.

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Aquisition

Colliers International Expands Into Kansas City and St. Louis

TORONTO - FirstService Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Colliers International, has acquired a majority interest in Kansas City market leader, The Winbury Group and in one of St. Louis' largest and most prestigious property management and agency leasing firms, EVS Realty Advisors, establishing two more important regional hubs to service local, regional, national and international clients in the US Midwest.

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Border Security

North American perimeter security a dangerous idea then and now, says Council of Canadians

OTTAWA - A "New Border Vision" for Canada-U.S. security cooperation, reported as imminent in recent news stories, is neither new nor will it make Canadian borders safer, says the Council of Canadians.

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Conservation Award

Carleton Professor to Receive Prestigious International Conservation Award

OTTAWA – Herb Stovel, associate professor at Carleton’s School of Canadian Studies, will receive the ICCROM Award for heritage conservation from the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property.

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Health Research Conference

Quebec City to host Cochrane Collaboration’s international health research conference

OTTAWA - The Canadian Cochrane Centre has won a bid to co-ordinate the 2013 Cochrane Colloquium, an international health research conference put on by The Cochrane Collaboration and attended by nearly 1,000 researchers and experts from around the world.

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Astrophysics

Minister of State Goodyear Congratulates NRC Researcher on Discovery of New Planet in Another Solar System

OTTAWA - The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today congratulated a Canadian-led international team of astronomers on their discovery of another planet outside our solar system.

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Aerospace

Bombardier Logs Orders for Seven Business Jets

Jet Air Flug to operate two Challenger 605 and five Learjet 85 jets

MONTREAL - Bombardier Aerospace announced that it received firm orders for five midsize Learjet 85 and two large cabin Challenger 605 jets, from multiple companies of the same group, for principal operation in Germany by Munich-based Jet Air Flug.


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