Tuesday January 18, 2011
Naomi Klein: Addicted to risk
||Days before this talk, journalist Naomi Klein was on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico, looking at the catastrophic results of BP's risky pursuit of oil. Our societies have become addicted to extreme risk in finding new energy, new financial instruments and more ... and too often, we're left to clean up a mess afterward. Klein's question: What's the backup plan?
uWaterloo psychology researchers seek local children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
WATERLOO - University of Waterloo researchers are seeking local area children aged six to 12 with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder to participate in a major study investigating the communicative difficulties that often co-occur with the disorder.
Council considers creation of parking enterprise that could help fund alternative transportation initiatives
KITCHENER A proposal to turn the city’s parking division into a for-profit enterprise presented at the Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee meeting could dramatically change the city’s approach to both parking and funding alternative methods of transportation in the future.
New study shows Kitchener in a strong and sound financial position; still work to be done to improve debt and reserve levels
KITCHENER City councillors learned that, based on the results of a financial condition assessment, Kitchener is in both a strong and sound financial position, heading into the 2011 budget process.
OpenText Obtains DoD 5015.02-STD Certification for ECM Suite and Microsoft SharePoint 2010
Continues Leadership in Delivering Solutions that Help Customers Meet Information Governance and Compliance Requirements
WATERLOO - OpenText announced that components of the OpenText ECM Suite 2010 together with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 have met U.S. Department of Defense 5015.02-STD certification requirements for records management, encompassing unstructured content including physical, electronic and email records.
COM DEV Wins Military Contract
CAMBRIDGE - COM DEV International Ltd., a leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, announced that it has been awarded a contract valued in excess of US$9 million to provide equipment for a military communications satellite.
JOIN THE BIGGEST CANCER EVENT TO MAKE THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE!
CAMBRIDGE The Canadian Cancer Society invites media to attend the Kick-off Event for the annual Relay For Life in Cambridge.
Guelph Women in Networking: $1000 GWIN Scholarship Opportunity
Guelph - Guelph Women in Networking is a dynamic business women’s group that has been supporting local business women for 30 years. Our vision is “to support and connect women in business”. GWIN meets on a monthly basis from September to July each year. A typical meeting offers networking time, dinner and a guest speaker.
CAW Questions Denial of Chinese Visa
TORONTO - The CAW is questioning the denial of a visitor's visa to China for one of its top officials, Assistant to the National President and former NDP MP Peggy Nash.
The PC Isn't Dead but it is No Longer the Only (Computing) Game in Town
Deloitte Canada TMT Predictions 2011: For the First Time Ever, Canadians Buy More Smartphones and Tablet Computers Than PCs
TORONTO - As Canadian consumers and enterprises enter a new decade, they will continue to move away from a predictable, but narrow, world of standardized computing devices like the PC, and vote with their wallets in favour of a diversity of choices including tablets and smartphones. Deloitte unveiled its 2011 global TMT Predictions reports and launched its Canadian road show presentation series - revealing the top TMT trends Canadians can expect to see in the coming year and beyond.
Blade and Speeding Billet on Display at WOMEX!
LONDON - The motorcycles chosen Best in Show and First Place in the Builder class at the January Toronto Supershow are coming to the World of Motorcycles Expo in London next month.
Helping Students Graduate Faster
McGuinty Government Making It Easier To Transfer School Credits
OTTAWA - Starting next September, students will find it easier to transfer credits among Ontario colleges and universities -- saving them time and money.
Investment in non-residential building construction
Statscan - Investment in non-residential building construction totalled $10.5 billion in the fourth quarter, up 2.0% from the third quarter. It was the third consecutive quarterly increase and largely reflected higher spending on commercial building construction.