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Wednesday December 15, 2010

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Ted Talks

Hanna Rosin: New data on the rise of women

Hanna Rosin reviews startling new data that shows women actually surpassing men in several important measures, such as college graduation rates. Do these trends, both US-centric and global, signal the "end of men"? Probably not.

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Airline Expansion

American Airlines Expands Long-Time Descartes Relationship to Include EU Regulatory Compliance

Descartes Global Filer Helps Meet New EU Import Control System Security Initiative

WATERLOO - Descartes announced that American Airlines Cargo, a division of American Airlines, Inc., has selected its Global Filer solution to help it manage its import customs filings to the European Union's Import Control System.

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Donations

REALTORS COLLECT OVER 400 TOYS FOR LOCAL CHILDREN

KITCHENER – Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty’s Real Estate Consumer Centre on Riverbend Drive was visited by more than 1000 guests who generously donated over 400 toys.

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Charity

Overwhelming Community Response helps rare Charitable Research Reserve Save 93 more acres

CAMBRIDGE - By December 1st, rare knew that the public would see them through as they closed a land purchase which would save an additional 93 acres of environmentally significant lands, for the community, forever.

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Aerospace Manufacturing

ODG's Lunar Rover Highlights Thriving Tech Manufacturing in Waterloo Region

NEW HAMBURG - Ontario Drive & Gear in New Hamburg, Ontario, manufacturer of the world leading amphibious ARGO as well as superior quality gears and transmissions has achieved a major milestone in winning a Canadian Space Agency contract.

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Civil Liberties

Bill C-510:
Creating A New Offence Around Abortion - Adverse Implications For A Woman's Right To Choose

TORONTO -The Canadian Civil Liberties Association supports the right of a woman to choose the medical treatment that she prefers, and the right to choose whether to terminate a pregnancy or carry it to term.

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Debentures

Russel Metals Obtains Approval to Amend its Convertible Debentures

TORONTO - Russel Metals Inc. announced that the holders of its 7.75% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures approved an amendment to the Trust Indenture removing the Company's right to settle conversions prior to maturity in cash in lieu of common shares.

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Council

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE APPOINTMENT OF JOSEPH RANDELL AS CHAIR OF THE NATIONAL AIRLINES COUNCIL OF CANADA

OTTAWA - The National Airlines Council of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph D. Randell as Chair of the Council's Board of Directors.

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Psychology Research

Get out of the Procrastination Trap: The Role of Will, Choice and Virtue

OTTAWA – The following article by Carleton Prof. Tim Pychyl was published on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 in Psychology Today.

If I lock the refrigerator to block my late-night snacking, I might have made a useful predecision to protect myself against my seemingly uncontrollable urges, but there’s another route.

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Developing Communities

CANADA SUPPORTS RURAL COMMUNITIES IN ETHIOPIA

OTTAWA – The Minister for International Cooperation Beverley J. Oda announced the government's support to help rice farmers and home-based textile producers in Ethiopia boost their family incomes.

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Guest Column

Never Have More Business Partners Than You Can Fit In An Elevator
By John Minahan

Never have more partners than you can fit in an elevator. It’s a comment that seems like a joke but is deadly serious when you’re starting a business. Too many partners will create conflicts you don’t need.

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