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Friday October 14, 2011

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Ted Talks

Ian Ritchie: The day I turned down Tim Berners-Lee

Imagine it's late 1990, and you've just met a nice young man named Tim Berners-Lee, who starts telling you about his proposed system called the World Wide Web. Ian Ritchie was there. And ... he didn't buy it. A short story about information, connectivity and learning from mistakes.

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PSA

Mayor’s Souper Sampler goes green

Waterloo – The Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels, presented by Gerdau, is turning an even more noticeable shade of green thanks to the support of a new local partner. Inspired by the event’s LEED certified venue of Cambridge City Hall, organisers are incorporating a number of other environmentally friendly initiatives on Saturday October 15th when the event takes place.

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Skills

TEAM CANADA SHINES AT WORLDSKILLS LONDON 2011

21 Canadian Champions win 4 Medals and 17 Medallions of Excellence

Waterloo/London, UK - After the completion of four days of international competition, Team Canada proudly took the podium at the closing ceremony of WorldSkills London 2011 to receive official recognition for their outstanding performance.

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Media Competition

Youth video winners now on The Cube and YouTube

KITCHENER – Forty entries were submitted to the city’s second youth video contest, and the top ones are now showcased on The Cube and the city’s YouTube account. The entry number is a huge increase over the number received in 2010, the competition’s first year. Monday, October 17, 2011. Cambridge City Hall, Bowman Room, 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

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Jobs

Cambridge Job Fair Connects Job Seekers with Employers

Cambridge - With Waterloo Region’s 6.7 percent unemployment rate bettering the provincial rate, Lutherwood is hosting a Job Fair to help connect between 250-500 job seekers with 20 local employers that are hiring.

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Manufacturing

Monthly Survey of Manufacturing

Statscan - Manufacturing sales rose 1.4% to $47.6 billion in August, the highest level since October 2008. The gains were concentrated in the transportation equipment, food, and petroleum and coal product industries.

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Government

New Ontario Cabinet To Be Sworn in October 20

Ontario Government Will Focus On Jobs And The Economy

Toronto - Ontario’s new Cabinet will be sworn in on Thursday, October 20. The Cabinet and the new Ontario government will focus on jobs and the economy. The Premier has also asked Finance Minister Dwight Duncan to prepare an economic update, which will report on global economic uncertainty and its impact on Ontario’s economy.

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Pathogenic Research

Canadian researchers use phage to create a new paper- based packaging method to control the growth of Listeria and E. Coli O157:H7

HAMILTON - The recent Listeria and E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks associated with cantaloupe and raw beef in North America reveals that the current available methods and procedures for food safety are lacking to achieve full control of these deadly pathogens. New packaging approaches, by Canadian researchers from the Sentinel Bioactive Paper Network, for improving food safety are ongoing and offer unique solutions for biocontrol by using immobilized phage.

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Entrepreneurs

New Report Applauds Canada's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Canadian Youth Business Foundation Other Recent News October 12, 2011 New Report Applauds Canada's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

TORONTO - A recent report titled "The Power of Many: Realizing the socioeconomic potential of entrepreneurs in the 21st century" prepared for the upcoming G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) in Nice, France, has found Canada to have the most entrepreneurial ecosystem of all the G20 economies.

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Entrepreneurs

Download BDC Facebook Badge to Show Your Support for Canadian Entrepreneurs!

MONTREAL - The Business Development Bank of Canada is launching a new Facebook community, Entrepreneurs First. During Small Business Week and up to October 31st, Canadians can go to BDC's Facebook page to download the "I support Canadian Entrepreneurs" badge and display it as their profile picture on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For every badge displayed, BDC will donate $1 to a special grant of up to $50,000. This grant will be distributed among the winners of BDC's 2012 Young Entrepreneur Awards.

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Medical Summit

National Medical Devices Summit in Ottawa focuses on trillion-dollar market opportunity tied to aging boomers

OTTAWA – According to the Medical Devices Innovation Institute, Canada is poised to capitalize on a worldwide medical devices market projected to grow at up to 20% a year on its way to a trillion dollars in the next few years.

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Exports

Export licence approved by National Energy Board

CALGARY - The National Energy Board has granted Kitimat LNG a 20-year export licence to ship liquefied natural gas from Canada to international markets.


 
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