Wednesday July 27, 2011
Geoffrey West: The surprising math of cities and corporations
||Physicist Geoffrey West has found that simple, mathematical laws govern the properties of cities,that wealth, crime rate, walking speed and many other aspects of a city can be deduced from a single number: the city's population. He shows how it works and how similar laws hold for organisms and corporations.
Canadian investor optimism steady this quarter
Real Estate drives investor confidence: Manulife Financial Investor Sentiment Index
WATERLOO - The results of the Manulife Financial Investor Sentiment Index announced demonstrate that, in spite of the uncertainty surrounding the global economy, Canadians continue to be cautiously optimistic in their attitudes towards investing.
Awards and Charities
London advisor, Herald Krimmer, honoured as 2010 Volunteer of the Year
Company to donate $10,000 to Ronald McDonald House on Krimmer's behalf
WATERLOO - The lives of families needing support from the Ronald McDonald House of Southwestern Ontario just got a little brighter today because of Sun Life Financial Advisor, Herald Krimmer, who was named the 2010 Sun Life Volunteer of the Year. To honour his dedication to volunteering, Sun Life will donate $10,000 to the Ronald McDonald House in London, as selected by Krimmer.
Vision for Customer Experience Management Delivered
Partnership with VML Completes Marketers' Digital Roadmap - from Creative Design to Social Business to Mobile Communications
WATERLOO - OpenText announced delivery of its comprehensive vision for Customer Experience Management that addresses the needs of marketers and the challenges of managing major global brands. To complete this vision, the company has formed an alliance with VML, one of the world's top digital marketing agencies, bringing together the full range of OpenText Customer Experience Management technologies with VML's creative and implementation capabilities.
Who in Waterloo Region Inspires You?...It's Time to Recognize Her!
Waterloo - Throughout Waterloo Region, there are women who inspire us with their achievements and commitments to making a difference in the lives of others. The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre will pay tribute to one Inspirational Woman in the Waterloo Region at this event.
Cambridge Meat Processor Expands Creates Jobs
Cambridge - Grand River Foods, a leading Ontario meat processor has expanded its production which will lead to increased sales, allow it to enter new markets and create 20 new jobs at its Cambridge facility.
Growing It Forward and Changing
Cambridge - Langs Farm Village Association is growing and changing with a new look! After 33 years of pursuing its vision to build a healthy and engaged community, Langs Farm Village Association is undergoing a significant change. 2011 is a historical year for the organization with a move to a new facility currently being built on Concession Road and the launch of a capital campaign to raise funds for the building. The organization’s Board of Directors also believed it was timely to undergo a rebranding process to align with their new location.
Grand River Watershed Water Forum will focus on sustainability and growth
Cambridge - The 11th annual Grand River Watershed Water Forum is tackling a question that is asked a lot, but not yet answered: “A Sustainable Watershed: Can We Get There From Here?” The day-long event will be held Sept. 16 at the headquarters of the Grand River Conservation Authority, 400 Clyde Rd. in Cambridge. Registration is open to the public.
UK Inspired Mill Race Festival is even Bigger this Year
Free Admission to Cambridge’s Exceptional Cultural Event
Cambridge - The 19th annual ‘Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music’ is going to be bigger and better than ever. This year, the South Waterloo Naval Veterans Association, 30 Cambridge Street, will be a new location that is part of the mix for the popular singarounds, an interactive component of the unique event.
University receives more than $5.6-million for research in water, health and sustainability
Hamilton - Researchers at McMaster have received more than $5.6-million from the province for three major projects: to develop systems to detect bacteria levels at public beaches, improve how electronic health-care data is shared and address the challenges of sustainability in manufacturing.
Big Break Golf Winner to be in Seaforth
Seaforth - Seaforth Country Classic organizers are excited to announce that Big Break Indian Wells winner, David Byrne from Essex Ontario has accepted a sponsors exemption into the Canadian Tour event being held at the Seaforth Golf Club August 15-21. Byrne defeated two time winner and defending Seaforth Country Classic Champion, Kent Eger in the all Canadian final of the Golf Channel series.
Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show Gears Up for Expanded Event Following Results of National Survey
Toronto Nearly 60 per cent of Canadian manufacturing companies are planning to spend more money on manufacturing equipment this year compared to 2010, while approximately 30 per cent are prepared to spend the same year over year. That’s the finding of a national survey conducted by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
Motorcycle ride to stop violence against women will make stops in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, St. Thomas, Windsor and London
LONDON - Members of the CAW Local 27 Women's Committee hit the road on a five-day motorcycle ride through Southern Ontario communities on July 25 to raise awareness around the issue of gender based violence - an event dubbed Highway to Help. The tour is scheduled to hit the communities of St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, St. Thomas, Windsor and London over the next three days (July 27, 28 and 29).
Employment Index Continues to Post Gains, Rising for Fourth Consecutive Quarter in Q2 2011
MONTREAL - Monster Employment Index Canada Second Quarter 2011 Index Highlights are now available. Online recruitment is now at its highest level since Q4 2008, up 29% from Q2 2010.
OTTAWA HOSPITAL FOUNDATION SELECTED FOR LUMIÈRE CHARITY GALA
Annual Event at Brookstreet Hotel will impact healthcare in our community
OTTAWA - Building on last year’s sold out event, Brookstreet’s 9th Annual Lumière Gala is poised to make a difference in the community. Partnering with “It’s a New Day” Golf Tournament, which will be held at The Marshes Golf Club, the charity gala will be held on Wednesday, September 9.