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Wednesday December 22, 2010
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Ted Talks

Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.

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Seasonal Waste Collection

Winter waste collection

WATERLOO – Waste piled on top of snow banks is an added challenge for the collection crews in the winter months. Green bins, blue boxes and garbage needs to be visible and accessible for the collectors.

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Designer Competition

A blueprint for continued success - Hagon Design Inc. wins big from RGD Ontario Design at Work show.

KITCHENER – Hagon Design Inc. recently found themselves the recipients of one of Ontario’s most prestigious design awards – Judge’s Pick, Investor Relations – awarded by the Registered Graphic Designers Ontario, Design-at-Work juried competition.

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Arts and Culture

Honey bees fill Rotunda Gallery for January 2011

KITCHENER – Stephanie Vegh’s imagination takes flight in the Rotunda Gallery’s January exhibit. Her “Age of Enlightenment” is a visual banquet of bees, books and history that spotlights one of the mysteries of our time: the decline of honey bees in our ecosystem.

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Donations

CAW Donates to Cambridge and Waterloo Region Food Banks

KITCHENER - The CAW will be making a donation to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region of $3,500 and $2,000 to the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank, as part of a donation by the union to 45 local food banks across the country, totaling $135,000.

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Arts and Culture

KWS invited to perform with Russia’s legendary Mariinsky Ballet at Sony Centre in Toronto, March 1-6, 2011

KITCHENER - The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony is thrilled to announce that the orchestra has been invited to perform with the legendary Mariinsky (formerly the Kirov) Ballet at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts for seven performances, March 1 to 6, 2011.

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Library

SS&C's Zoologic Learning Solutions Releases New Dodd-Frank Act Course

Web-Based Course Newest Addition to Compliance Suite of Courses

WINDSOR - SS&C Technologies, a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, announced the addition of The Dodd-Frank Act course to its Zoologic Learning Solutions web-based course library.

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Management Resignation

MAGNA ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT CHANGE

AURORA - Magna International Inc. announced that Belinda Stronach will be resigning from her role as Executive Vice-Chair and member of the Board of Directors, effective December 31, 2010.

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Commercial Advisors

RE/MAX Commercial Advisors Inc. establishes specialized ‘Apartment Advisors’ team

TORONTO – With the vacancy rate in the Greater Toronto Area falling to a tight 2.1 per cent and competition increasing daily for available units, the timing was right for RE/MAX Commercial Advisors Inc. to launch its exclusive ‘Apartment Advisors’ group.

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Financial Results

M&A Results for 2010 Lackluster, but KPMG Says Canada is Set for a Big Comeback

TORONTO - Canadian M&A results for the year 2010 continue to disappoint based on an analysis completed by KPMG Corporate Finance. When the final tally is in, KPMG expects just over 1,800 completed M&A deals this year involving Canadian companies, for a dollar value of between US$114 billion and US$117 billion based on data supplied by Thomson Reuters SDC.

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Human Resources

LONGING FOR THE 'GOOD OLD DAYS'

Robert Half Management Resources Survey: Executives Face Greater Job Demands Than Five Years Ago

TORONTO - Being the boss is getting harder every day, a new Robert Half Management Resources survey suggests. Eight in 10 (80 per cent) chief financial officers interviewed recently said they believe it's more difficult to be a company leader in our present business environment than it was five years ago.

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Guest Column

“HEALING YOUR WORKPLACE:  Powerful Prescriptions to Prevent Hardening of the Attitudes Among Your Employees”
By Jack Singer, Ph.D.

We live in a 24/7 stressful society, filled with uncertainty in the job market, the economy, competition, etc. A large percentage of employees admit to being unhappy with and psychologically disengaged from their jobs.

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