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Friday July 22, 2011

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Ted Talks

Kevin Slavin: How algorithms shape our world

Kevin Slavin argues that we're living in a world designed for and increasingly controlled by algorithms. He shows how these complex computer programs determine: espionage tactics, stock prices, movie scripts, and architecture.

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Award

Laurier researcher recognized for work on quantum physics

WATERLOO – Laurier researcher Shohini Ghose received a prestigious Sera Bangali award July 20 in West Bengal (India) for her contributions to the field of science, which include her work on a ground-breaking study that will further the field of quantum physics.

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Innovation

SECOND CALL FOR PROPOSALS TO HELP INNOVATE LOCAL BUSINESSES ANNOUNCED BY ONTARIO'S GOVERNMENT

KITCHENER – Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, is supporting a program whereby the Government of Canada is once again accepting applications from local businesses to help kickstart their innovative ideas by enabling them to test their products and services within the Government of Canada before taking them to the marketplace.

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Technology

Senior Business Leaders join Canadian Women in Technology Board

Ottawa/Waterloo - Canadian Women in Technology is pleased to announce the appointment of Angelique Mohring and Deb Krizmanich to the organization's National Board in the roles of Vice President Marketing and Operations and Vice President Technology respectively.

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Recognition

Consulting Firm in Kitchener Honoured Second Year in a Row

KITCHENER - Second Foundation Consulting Inc., a leading ERP consulting firm in Kitchener, Ontario has been named to the 2011 Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club for the second consecutive year. This achievement is a direct result of Second Foundation’s outstanding dedication to customer satisfaction through the delivery of innovative business solutions.

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Communication

Tens of thousands of people participate in a ground-breaking town hall meeting with PC Candidate Dave MacDonald

Kitchener Centre— Beating the heat from inside, Dave MacDonald, the PC Candidate for Kitchener Centre, tackled questions on education, health care, small business, and family budgets— at a ground-breaking Internet-era town hall meeting on Thursday evening.

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Water

Dry weather leads to call for water conservation in Grand River watershed

Whitemans Creek area water users asked to cut by 10 per cent

Cambridge - The past month has been exceptionally dry throughout the Grand River watershed, leading to a drop in flows in some watercourses As a result, the Grand River Low Water Response Team is urging people throughout the watershed to limit water consumption, particularly outdoor activities such as lawn watering and car washing.

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Energy

First Sustainability Report Published

Environmental, social and economic performance delivers benefits to customers and the community

GUELPH – Guelph Hydro Inc. is proud to announce the release of its first annual sustainability report which summarizes the company’s performance in 2010 and outlines the organization’s efforts to balance environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic success to benefit all stakeholders.

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Data

Minister of Industry Announces Release of Independent Review of Early Release of Economic Data by Statistics Canada

OTTAWA - The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry, made the following statement: "Statistics Canada released the review of its processes for releasing economic data that was conducted by KPMG. Our government took immediate action and asked for this study when it learned in December 2010 that market-sensitive information was being made available to certain licensed distributors just before its official release time.

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Tourism

Renowned Chef Michael Potters Joins Resorts Culinary Team

New high-end leisure restaurant to mark the next phase of Hockley's culinary tourism transformation

TORONTO - Acclaimed Canadian chef Michael Potters will join Hockley Valley Resort as Chef de Cuisine, effective November 1. Potters will lead the culinary team of a new high-end leisure restaurant at the Resort, as part of an ongoing series of changes to the iconic hotel, golf and ski destination located one hour from downtown Toronto.

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Debt

U.S. debt crisis requires spending and tax reforms

University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy weighs in on U.S. fiscal difficulties

Calgary - In a communiqué released by The School of Public Policy, Stephen Richardson outlines the key policy changes the U.S. will need to implement if it is to avoid a debt crisis and dire economic implications. Richardson argues that “despite the fact that the political debate in the U.S. continues to rage as to whether a fiscal consolidation should be approached from the perspective of reducing expenditures or raising taxes, analysis strongly suggests that the U.S. will have to do both.”

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Economy

U.S. Debt Crisis Looms - The School of Public Policy Weighs in

Warning that only major fiscal and tax policy reforms can ward off economic crisis

CALGARY - In a communiqué released today by The School of Public Policy, Stephen Richardson outlines the key policy changes the U.S. will need to implement if it is to avoid a debt crisis and dire economic implications.

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Prices

Consumer Price Index

Statscan - Consumer prices rose 3.1% in the 12 months to June, primarily the result of higher prices for gasoline and food purchased from stores. This follows a 3.7% increase posted in May.

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Trade

Retail trade

Statscan - Retail sales edged up 0.1% in May to $37.5 billion. Higher sales in 7 of 11 subsectors were mostly offset by declines at motor vehicle and parts dealers and at food and beverage stores. In volume terms, sales were unchanged.


 
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