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Monday December 13, 2010

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Ted Talks

Tony Porter: A call to men

At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don't "act like a man." Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the "man box."

WATERLOO - The Power-Pipe has received full Title V System approval by the Government of France making it the only Drain Water Heat Recovery system recognized in the mandatory regulation for energy efficiency in new construction in France.

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Family Law

Families Will Benefit From Justice Improvements

McGuinty Government Making Legal System More Affordable And Straightforward

KITCHENER - Affordable, faster and less confrontational — that’s the new direction for family law in Ontario.

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Investor Relations

Canadian Solar Inc. and SkyPower Limited Announce 18.5MW Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreement for Solar Projects in Ontario, Canada

Job Creating Solar Partnership to Optimize Turnkey Solutions for Utility Scale Solar Parks

KITCHENER - Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar companies, and SkyPower Limited, one of Canada's largest owners and developers of solar energy projects, announced they have signed an engineering, procurement and construction agreement.

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By Andrew Vowles

GUELPH - Elephants. Rhinos. The big cats. They’re the creatures most people hope to see on a South African safari. But Erin Corstorphine, a research assistant with U of G’s Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, considered herself lucky during her trek there this fall when she spotted a flightless dung beetle trundling along, digging a burrow as dung beetles do.

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Economy

Government of Canada Delivering Long-Term Jobs and Economic Opportunities to Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE - The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State, on behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry visited Centra Industries Inc., which is manufacturing aerostructure components for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft as part of contracts awarded under the Joint Strike Fighter program.

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Holiday Safety

The 12 Tips of Seasonal Safety

TORONTO - With the holidays around the corner it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season, but safety is still important. Here are some trusted tips about holiday safety from The Dominion - Canada's Trusted Insurance Company.

New facilities will provide clean, renewable energy for 22,000 homes

TORONTO - Ontario Power Generation announced that all four stations on the Upper Mattagami - Hound Chute hydro project are in service - close to five months ahead of schedule and on budget.

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Paleontology

Carleton-trained scientist discovers new dinosaur in South Korea

OTTAWA - The National Post published the following story about Carleton University alumnus Michael Ryan. It was written by Randy Boswell.

A Canadian paleontologist has notched his third major dinosaur discovery of the year - a South Korean fossil of a previously unknown, pint-sized relative of triceratops that fills a 20-million-year gap in the evolutionary record.

OTTAWA - The Council of Canadians is demanding that the Harper government immediately release its secret perimeter security deal with the United States, as well as its communications strategy for the deal that names Council chairperson Maude Barlow as a likely critic.

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OTTAWA – Carl Verge and Brian Wilson, students in the Bachelor of Information Technology Collaborative degree program offered by Algonquin College and Carleton University won first place in North America at the 2010 Cisco NetRiders Competition.

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Economic Recovery

School of Business experts predict modest economic recovery

A panel of Queen’s School of Business professors is predicting a slow, but modest, recovery from the recession in 2011.

KINGSTON - “Recovery from the recession is shallow, but is picking up steam,” said finance professor Lew Johnson during the 29th annual Business Forecast Lunch this week in Kingston.

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Guest Column

Do IQ tests help to identify the best performers?
By Dr. Dennis Garlick

We all know IQ tests. Love them or loathe them, they are still often a part of assessment in the workplace. Performing well on an IQ test can be the difference between getting hired or not, or getting that promotion.

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