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Friday December 24, 2010
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Ted Talks

Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability

Brene Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

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Research & Development

Terepac Expands Footprint to Silicon Valley

WATERLOO – Terepac Corporation announced it has been accepted into the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, California, an incubator in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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Partnership

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region announces a new partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

WATERLOO - It is with great pleasure that Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region announces a new partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 804, as they reach out in the community to offer support in Waterloo Region.

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Education

Desire2Learn Support of Charities Improves Human Potential Globally

Employee-driven initiatives provide much needed assistance locally and worldwide

KITCHENER - The Desire2Learn Incorporated, Active Care Team In Our Neighbourhood committee, now in its sixth year of operations, strives to give back to the community in very tangible ways.

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Workplace

The Employers’ Advocacy Council Supports New Prevention Initiative

KITCHENER – With the average cost of a lost-time injury in Ontario now spiraling well over $100,000, the Employers’ Advocacy Council, welcomed the release of the Expert Advisory Panel’s review on occupational health and safety, led by Tony Dean.

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Volunteerism

United Way provides opportunities for students to give back to community
by Kevin Elliott

HAMILTON - For students like Sonika Kainth, community volunteering isn't reserved for a special occasion or certain time of the year.

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Taxation

Tax Alert/Warning: If you Donate to a Gifting Tax Shelter, Expect to be Audited

OTTAWA - Each year, Canadian taxpayers participate in gifting arrangements that result in donation receipts worth three or four times the actual amount donated by the taxpayer. The Canada Revenue Agency continues to warn Canadians against these gifting arrangements and audits those who participate.

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Accommodation

HYATT REGENCY MONTREAL INTRODUCES "RESPIRE BY HYATT - HYPO-ALLERGENIC GUESTROOMS"

MONTREAL - Hyatt Regency Montreal introduces Respire by Hyatt -Hypo-Allergenic guestrooms.

Developed for all travelers but especially suited to guests with asthma, allergies, and other respiratory sensitivities, the Respire by Hyatt - Hypo-Allergenic Rooms are designed to eliminate up to 98 percent of airborne viruses and bacteria, as well as pollen and other irritants commonly found in indoor environments.

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