Friday December 17, 2010
Let's talk parenting taboos: Rufus Griscom + Alisa Volkman
Babble.com publishers Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman, in a lively tag-team, expose 4 facts that parents never, ever admit -- and why they should. Funny and honest, for parents and nonparents alike.
Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman co-founded Babble, a website for parents.
Coreworx Completes Corporate Buyout
Acorn Energy Sells Company to Employee-Led Investor Group
WATERLOO - Coreworx Inc is pleased to announce the completion of its sale by its parent company, Acorn Energy. The company will continue to operate under the Coreworx name on its acquisition led by employees and individual private investors, including strong participation from the Golden Triangle Angelnet.
Proposed Retirement Savings Reforms will help Small and Medium Sized Businesses and their Employees
WATERLOO - The proposed improvements, announced by Minister Flaherty, to the retirement savings system will increase Canadians' access to retirement savings vehicles.
Laurier students attend top U.S. foreign policy conference
WATERLOO - Eric Lingen, a student in Laurier’s Masters of International Public Policy program, recently spent four days discussing policy solutions to high-seas piracy, human smuggling and the drug trade as part of a policy conference hosted by the United States Military Academy at West Point.
CIGI announces Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant
WATERLOO - The Centre for International Governance Innovation announced the first call for applications for the Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant to support field-based research in Africa conducted by graduate students currently enrolled in a Canadian university.
WATERLOO - Secondary school students in the Waterloo Wellington area have the chance to compete in a province-wide contest to have Down With Webster perform at their spring prom.
Health Care Facilities
Grand River Hospital becomes the most improved hospital in Canada in 2009-2010 mortality ratio report
KITCHENER - An on-going quality improvement effort at Grand River Hospital is producing better results for patients and their families. GRH is the most improved hospital in the country in the Canadian Institute for Health Information’s annual hospital standardized mortality ratio report, an important indicator for reporting progress in a hospital’s overall quality plan.
Arts & Culture
Elora Festival and Singers Grammy Nominee
ELORA - We are thrilled to announce the Grammy nomination of The Elora Festival Singers and Noel Edison for their nomination in “Best Small Ensemble Performance” category, for their music of Eric Whitacre CD recording.
Life and Health Insurance Industry Welcomes Proposal for Pension Innovation
TORONTO - The Canadian life and health insurance industry welcomes the proposal for Pooled Registered Pension Plans discussed recently by Finance Minister Flaherty.
Business growth ahead for manufacturers
Survey of plant execs reveals confidence moving forward
TORONTO - Canadian manufacturers see the economy picking up over the next three years and they are preparing for business expansion with plans to hire employees, invest in process improvements, facilities, technology, training and innovation, according to a survey of senior plant executives.
Carleton Prof Takes Unique Approach to Teaching About Communism
OTTAWA Carleton Prof. George Rigakos is taking an “anything but textbook” approach to his teaching and writing. He is creating a four-part comic book series that features the original words of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels as expressed in the Communist Manifesto. The first volume is now available.
Harper Government Is Getting Things Done for Canadians
OTTAWA - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, celebrated the occasion of the passing into law of eight bills introduced by the Harper Government, highlighting the Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam bill.
Downsize Your Information: How To Do It and Why
By Barbara Hemphill, CPO
Statistics and experience demonstrate that 80% of what we have we never use. In a time when businesses desperately need to reduce costs and increase productivity, keeping "information clutter" makes no sense.
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