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Thursday December 22, 2011

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Ted Talks

Daniel Goldstein: The battle between your present and future self

Daniel Goldstein studies decision-making -- especially how humans make economic and social decisions over the course of our lives, and how we can give ourselves the right incentives, reminders, and rules of thumb to make long-term smart choices rather than short-term fun choices. He runs the blog Decision Science News.

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Business Excellence

Celebrating Business Excellence!

Kitchener – The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce celebrates its annual Business Excellence Awards Gala on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at Bingemans. With 82 nominees in 12 different award categories, the Business Excellence Awards Gala highlights companies and individuals that have made exceptional contributions through their community involvement and leadership within the Chamber. Award categories and nominees include:

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Financial Study

More than one third of Canadians more stressed about finances at year-end according to new Ipsos Reid survey

New Sun Life "Canadian Financial Checkup" survey finds more women than men are stressed by finances

TORONTO - According to a new study released yesterday, more than one-in-three Canadians (36 per cent) feel more stressed this year about their finances than they did a year ago. Forty-three per cent of women and 53 per cent of Canadians between the ages of 18 to 34 feel this way.

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Health Care

JAMA commentary contends vitamin therapy can still reduce stroke

London - A commentary by Dr. David Spence of The University of Western Ontario and Dr. Meir Stampfer of the Harvard School of Public Health in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) argues that vitamin therapy still has a role to play in reducing stroke.

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Air Quality

USA Issues First National Standards for Mercury Pollution from Power Plants

Historic ‘mercury and air toxics standards’ meet 20-year old requirement to cut dangerous smokestack emissions

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, the first national standards to protect American families from power plant emissions of mercury and toxic air pollution like arsenic, acid gas, nickel, selenium, and cyanide.

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Arts & Culture

A fun-filled take on Robin Hood to kick off the new year

Guelph – River Run Centre presents Robin Hood on Sunday, January 8, 2012 as part of the season’s TD Canada Trust Family Series. DuffleBag Theatre’s adaptation of the fairy tale Robin Hood is presented as an action-packed, comical and unpredictable adventure for the entire family.

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Business Competition

Carleton Students to Represent Sprott at NIBS Case Competition Championship

Ottawa – A team of undergraduate students selected to represent Carleton’s Sprott School of Business in the 2011-‘12 NIBS Worldwide Case Competition is one of just 10 to advance to the championship round at the Rotterdam Business School. The competition will take place from Feb. 26 to Mar. 2, 2012.

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Fetus Rights

MP Woodworth calls for another look at Canada’s 400 Year Old Law

Kitchener ― A recent poll disclosed that 80% of Canadians believe that Canadian law protects the fundamental human rights of children before birth in the later stages of gestation.

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Recognition

Kevin Beaudry named SIOR Canada’s Office Broker of the Year in GTA

Industry veteran captures prestigious award in first year with Avison Young

Mississauga — Martin Dockrill, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company’s Mississauga office, announced that industry veteran Kevin M. Beaudry has been named SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) Canada’s Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Office Broker of the Year for 2011.

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Water Health

Researchers will learn more about health of Grand River through study of river organisms

Cambridge - What can fish, mussels and other organisms tell us about the health of water in the Grand River system? That’s the question that a team of researchers hope to answer in a three-year study financed by a $600,000 grant from the Canadian Water Network.

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Destinations

Sunwing’s Punta Cana, Dominican Republic flight returns to Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF)

Waterloo Region – Sunwing Airlines first flight to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic will take flight from the Region of Waterloo International Airport later today and it is sold out!


 
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