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Friday April 1, 2011

Ted Talks

Handspring Puppet Co.: The genius puppetry behind War Horse

"Puppets always have to try to be alive," says Adrian Kohler of the Handspring Puppet Company, a gloriously ambitious troupe of human and wooden actors. Beginning with the tale of a hyena's subtle paw, puppeteers Kohler and Basil Jones build to the story of their latest astonishment.

April Fools

Kitchener - While hosting an exhibition on the life and work of the iconic Canadian painter, Tom Thomson, THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener has uncovered a major revelation that could change the history of art.


CIGI appoints two VPs, announces new strategic plan

Waterloo - The Centre for International Governance Innovation is pleased to announce the appointments of David B. Dewitt as vice president of programs, and J. Fred Kuntz as vice president of public affairs. These appointments follow the adoption of a new strategic plan for the Waterloo-based think tank on governance issues.


Turning something old into something new for Mary’s Place in Kitchener

Kitchener – The staff at ENVIE Intimates know the importance of well-fitting foundational wear and this April no bra will be left behind. The newest intimate apparel retailer, located in Kitchener’s Sportsworld Crossing shopping plaza, will be asking women in the region to drop off their used, still in good condition bras at their store location during the month of April. These bras will then be donated to Mary’s Place in Kitchener.


Conestoga Business Degree Receives International Trade Accreditation

KITCHENER - Graduates of Conestoga’s Bachelor of Business Administration degree program in International Business Management will soon be adding another credential to their achievement. Working in partnership with the Forum for International Trade Training, graduates will be eligible to complete a FITT skills assessment and receive a FITT Certificate in International Trade.


Mayor Carl Zehr calls on city council to define collective vision in State of the City address

KITCHENER – Mayor Carl Zehr stressed the need for Kitchener’s new 11-member city council to truly define a collective vision for the future of the community, as well as the path to achieve that vision, during the annual State of the City address, held this morning at city hall.


Bringing back sugar maples
By Janet Baine

Cambridge - The beauty and bounty of the sugar maple tree is being replenished along some local roadways. During the late 19th century, a government incentive program for farmers led them to plant maple trees from their woodlots along the roadways. For this reason, we see the red and orange canopy of leaves overhanging many rural Ontario roads during the fall.


Polar Mobile to support RIM's PlayBook tablets and launch 100 PlayBook Apps

Toronto – Polar Mobile announced plans to support Research In Motion's PlayBook tablet devices and estimates launching at least 100 Apps for the device in 2011.

Arts and Culture

LIZPR: Penderecki String Quartet + DJ P-Love

TORONTO – The Gladstone Hotel is known internationally as one of the top art hotels in the world hosting a buzzing cultural scene. It’s a perfect place for the Penderecki String Quartet from Waterloo to flex its funkier muscles. The upcoming PSQ + DJ P-Love lounge event at the Gladstone finds a path from artsy lap-top sound manipulation to dance electronica.

Innovative Advertising

Mercedes-Benz Canada identified as the most successful advertiser for 2010

TORONTO - Mercedes-Benz Canada announced that the company's innovative approach to national marketing and advertising has earned a myriad of accolades, including the number one spot on Strategy Magazine's Creative Report Card.


Carleton Commemorates Partnership with Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

Ottawa – Carleton University and the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation have established a partnership to foster innovation and leadership in real-world research. To that end, Carleton President Roseann O’Reilly Runte signed a certificate of partnership with CSTMC President Denise Amyot.


OCRI investment and commercialization success draws $2.25 million for new Regional Innovation Centre serving all of Eastern Ontario

OTTAWA – Knowledge-based entrepreneurs across Eastern Ontario can now take advantage of a new Regional Innovation Centre backed by The Ministry of Research and Innovation with a minimum of $2.25 million of funding over the next three years. The new Centre is an outgrowth of the success established by OCRI’s Investment and Commercialization program.

Centre of Excellence

International Alliance Created to Further Commercialization of Research

OTTAWA - Ontario Centres of Excellence's Centre for Commercialization of Research recently hosted a gathering of some of the world's brightest minds from academia, government and industry in a bid to better capitalize on the commercialization potential of publicly funded research and enhance the state of innovation in Canada and around the world.

Legal Suit

Facebook and Zuckerberg sued for $1 billion

Judicial and Freedom Watch Founder Alleges Misuse of “Social Network” In Threatening Jews with Death For Profit

Washington, D.C. - Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, and a U.S. Senate candidate in 2004, filed suit against the "founder" of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook itself for their role in furthering a radical Palestinian page called "Third Intifada," which threatened Jews in particular with death. Mr. Klayman, who is of Jewish origin, is a prominent public interest advocate and as Chairman of Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch has pursued court cases and other activities that involve radical Palestinians.

Guest Column

It's Time to Link Up with LinkedIn
By Jean Kelley

Mention the phrase "social media" and most people automatically think of Facebook and Twitter. But if you have any dealings in the corporate world-whether you're a CEO, salesperson, human resource manager, administrative assistant, or anything in between-you'll want to take a closer look at LinkedIn. You will find it a useful tool to make your business relationships more meaningful and more profitable.


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