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Friday January 14, 2011
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Ted Talks

Elizabeth Lesser: Take "the Other" to lunch

There's an angry divisive tension in the air that threatens to make modern politics impossible. Elizabeth Lesser explores the two sides of human nature within us (call them "the mystic" and "the warrior”) that can be harnessed to elevate the way we treat each other.

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Recruitment - Board of Directors

Kitchener Blues Community Incorporated is seeking applicants for its Board of Directors

Kitchener - Kitchener Blues Community Inc is a not-for profit corporation the produces the Kitchener Blues Festival, the largest free Blues Festival in Canada with an audience exceeding 100,000.

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Motorcycles

A Bike Enthusiast’s Final Ride at WOMEX!

KITCHENER - You can’t take it with you, but if you love riding a motorcycle you can take your last ride with the Forever Free Company’s Ghostrider, a one-of-a-kind motorcycle hearse! The only sidecar motorcycle hearse in Canada will be at both World of Motorcycles Expo shows this year; London, Feb 11, 12 & 13 and in the Tri-Cities on March 19 & 20.

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Charity

HELP WANTED: Pledges needed for campaign finale

Waterloo – United Way of Kitchener Waterloo and Area needs your help to meet the $6 million challenge.

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Energy

ELMIRA STOVE WORKS POWERS UP SOLAR ENERGY DIVISION

Elmira – Elmira Stove Works, an Ontario-based company whose history spans 35 years of pioneering alternative energy products, is on its way to becoming a major player in Ontario’s solar energy industry. In mid-2010 the company launched a new solar division, and contracts with commercial and agricultural customers are now being landed for upcoming installations.

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Debt

NEWS ABOUT Canadian consumer debt and savings BRINGS HOPE

KITCHENER – News that debt repayment is the number one financial planning priority of Canadians is cause for hope and optimism, according to the country’s leading, non-profit debt counselling and education agency, Credit Canada.

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Auto

New motor vehicle sales

Statscan - The number of new motor vehicles sold in November was up 0.3% to 135,823 units. Stronger truck sales were responsible for the increase.

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Research

30,000-year old mammoth tusk could reveal new information about bone loss

London - Researchers at The University of Western Ontario’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are using a section of 30,000 year old wooly mammoth tusk, unearthed in the Yukon, for modern medical research. Stephen Sims, a physiologist in the Musculoskeletal Health Research Group at Western, studies the cells that cause bone loss. He’s hoping the ancient ivory will provide new insight which could lead to novel therapies for osteoporosis and other diseases of the bone.

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CDSB

CAW Calls on Halton Catholic District School Board to Reverse Ban on Gay Straight Alliances

TORONTO - CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling on the Halton Catholic District School Board to reverse its ban on the formation of Gay Straight Alliance groups in its high schools.

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Research

Research shows single-patient rooms reduce hospital infections in ICU

MONTREAL - A research team from the McGill University Health Centre and McGill University has demonstrated that private rooms in the Intensive Care Unit play a key role in reducing hospital infections like C-difficile.

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Neuroscience

Musical chills: why they give us thrills

The neuroscience of musical chills

MONTREAL - Scientists have found that the pleasurable experience of listening to music releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain important for more tangible pleasures associated with rewards such as food, drugs and sex.

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Guest Column

Why "Goalonaries" Don't Exist
By Marjorie Wolter, Ph.D.

Liam was at a breaking point. Economic pressures at work and home were unrelenting. He was used to having a clear sense of how to be a winner for his company but the game had changed. For the first time, Liam hadn't a clue about how to pull a success out of thin air. More than well trained, he was disciplined at goal setting and achieving, but the market conditions he depended upon to chart his course had been decimated.


 

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