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Friday April 15, 2011

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Ted Talks

Roger Ebert: Remaking my voice

When film critic Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw to cancer, he lost the ability to eat and speak. But he did not lose his voice. In a moving talk from TED2011, Ebert and his wife, Chaz, with friends Dean Ornish and John Hunter, come together to tell his remarkable story.

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Election

IF THEY ARE ON YOUR BALLOT YOU’LL FIND THEM ON ROGERS TV

FIVE WATERLOO REGION RIDING DEBATES TO AIR ON CABLE 20

Waterloo – As the nation prepares to cast their 2011 Federal Election ballot, Rogers TV delivers on its commitment to help viewers make an informed choice on decision day. Five Waterloo Region candidate debates will air on Rogers TV’s The Local Campaign. Coverage begins with the Cambridge Riding Debate, hosted by the Social Planning Council of Cambridge and YWCA Cambridge, Friday, April 15 at 7 PM on Cable 20.

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Economy

On a rally: strongest 1st quarter for Canadian M&A deals by value since 2007 however "this is a different market" says PwC - 791 deals, worth nearly $51 billion and 81% higher than Q1 2010

TORONTO - The past 90 days in Canada have resulted in over $50 billion worth of deal announcements - 81% higher than the first quarter of 2010 and in line with the Q1 2007 high.

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Education

Catholic Board’s Associate Director Elected to Head Provincial Catholic Leaders Organization

Waterloo – The Waterloo Catholic District School Board’s Associate Director of Education, Bruce Rodrigues, was elected president of the Ontario Catholic Supervisory Officers’ Association. The body is the professional organization representing Ontario’s Catholic school board superintendents and directors of education.

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Science Competition

Young science enthusiasts compete at Waterloo's All Science Challenge

WATERLOO - More than 180 students from across Waterloo Region and Woodstock will test their scientific knowledge in a competition at the University of Waterloo next week. The All Science Challenge features a stimulating question-and-answer period and fun, hands-on design activities that inspire Grades 6, 7 and 8 students to acquire science knowledge beyond their curriculum.

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PSA

Experience what it’s like to be an Arts student at “Think Arts at Laurier” event

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus is hosting a "Think Arts at Laurier" day Saturday, May 7, that will familiarize prospective students with the Faculty of Arts through a series of mini lectures, information sessions, a student panel and a “meet and greet” with professors.

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Championship

Boyd Devereaux Joins the Hot Shots Street Hockey Team as a Champion for Children!

WATERLOO - The 6th annual Keller Williams Hot Shots Street Hockey Tournament for Family and Children’s Services Foundation is back, and organizers are offering a fun-filled event for the whole family. And this year’s event will include former Kitchener Ranger, Boyd Devereaux, as the tournament’s official spokesperson!

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PSA

MELODY IN BLUE CONCERT

Waterloo - CARP Chapter 25, serving Kitchener, Waterloo & Area in partnership with The Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus will be presenting a concert entitled MELODY IN BLUE on May 10, 2011 at St. George Hall, 665 King Street North, in Waterloo. The concert will also feature pianist and entertainer DEREK BYRNE.

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Award Nomination

Conestoga Faculty Members Inducted into Athletics and Recreation Hall of Fame

Waterloo - Conestoga faculty members Geoff Johnstone and Duane Shadd are the newest members of the college’s Athletics and Recreation Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who have made a significant impact on varsity, intramural and recreational activities. The induction ceremony took place on April 7 at the 43rd annual Conestoga Athletic Banquet held at the Knights of Columbus hall in Kitchener.

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Environment

Put words into action during Earth Week

KITCHENER – April showers bring May flowers, it’s true, but April also brings Earth Week celebrations. It’s time to put thinking about the environment into action, by participating in some of our special activities in honour of Earth Day (April 22)

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Finance

The Co-operators Announces Year-End Financial Results as AGM Closes

GUELPH - The Co-operators Group Ltd. announced net income of $72 million for the group of companies in 2010, an increase of more than 30 per cent over 2009's $55 million. The organization reviewed its 2010 performance and looked ahead to the future at its Annual General Meeting, which wrapped up in its hometown of Guelph, Ontario.

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Broadcasters

The Canadian Business Journal Welcomes Roy Green to Editorial Line-Up

MISSISSAUGA - The Canadian Business Journal is pleased to announce a new columnist to its editorial roster: broadcaster Roy Green. The April issue of The Canadian Business Journal features the first edition of Green's column.

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Award

Carleton Professor Awarded First CAP-TRIUMF Vogt Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Physics

Ottawa – Carleton’s David Sinclair will receive the inaugural Canadian Association of Physicists -TRIUMF Vogt medal for his exceptional vision and contributions to the study of neutrino physics in the pioneering Sudbury Neutrino Observation.

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Research and Innovation Award

Carleton Professor Tony Bailetti to be Honoured by OCRI

Ottawa – Carleton’s Tony Bailetti will be presented with the 2011 Ottawa Innovation Community award from the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation on Thursday, May 5. The award will be presented to Bailetti at OCRI’s annual general meeting in Room 102 of the Ottawa Convention Centre between 4:30 and 5 p.m.

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Award Nomination

Carleton University Professor Nominated for the 2011 Manning Innovation Award

Ottawa – Dwight Deugo, associate professor at the School of Computer Science at Carleton University, has been nominated for the 2011 Manning Innovation Award for his iParked.ca parking system.

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Award

University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue students awarded CGA-Quebec scholarships

MONTREAL - The Ordre des comptables généraux accrédités du Québec (CGA-Quebec) awarded scholarships to two students enrolled in the bachelor's program at the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue during the University Foundation's annual gala awards ceremony.

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Fraud

WestJet warns public that national telephone scam is back

WestJet does not use telemarketers or share guests' personal information

CALGARY - WestJet is warning the public about the reoccurrence of a scam being perpetrated by fraud artists trying to obtain credit card information. The scam is occurring nationally via telephone whereby callers pose as WestJet or other reputable companies.

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Construction

Investment in non-residential building construction

Statscan - Investment in non-residential building construction increased 1.3% from the previous quarter to $10.7 billion in the first quarter. This was the fifth consecutive quarterly increase and reflected higher spending in both commercial and industrial building construction.

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Guest Column

Manage Ethnic Tension in the Workplace
By Kyle Scott

Whether it is the Israel/Palestinian conflict, new immigrants in Europe and the U.S., or tribal conflicts in Africa there is no escaping the harsh reality that when diverse groups live within close proximity to one another there can be conflict which too frequently turns violent. But, one need not live in a far off land or be in the political sector to experience what happens when a diverse group of individuals is collected and forced to interact with one another.


 


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