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Tuesday February 15, 2011

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Ted Talks

Krista Tippett: Reconnecting with compassion

The term "compassion" -- typically reserved for the saintly or the sappy -- has fallen out of touch with reality. At a special TEDPrize@UN, journalist Krista Tippett deconstructs the meaning of compassion through several moving stories, and proposes a new, more attainable definition for the word.

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Geoengineering

Chilean mine rescue geoengineering triumph explored in uWaterloo talk

WATERLOO - The successful rescue efforts in last year's Chilean mine disaster will be explored during a free public lecture at the University of Waterloo Tuesday February 15th. Maurice Dusseault and Steve Evans, professors in the department of earth and environmental sciences, will examine the geoengineering triumph in a lecture entitled Disaster and Deliverance: The Chilean Mine Rescue.

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History

WATERLOO REGIONAL HERITAGE FOUNDATION

Waterloo - The Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation will host its annual Heritage Showcase on Saturday, February 19th, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Cambridge Centre, 355 Hespeler Road, Cambridge.

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History

TITANIC HUGE SUCCESS FOR THEMUSEUM

Infamous ship leaves lasting impression on Region

KITCHENER - Following four months of hosting Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, THEMUSEUM is pleased to share its many successes. Supported by BMO Financial Group and local Municipalities, THEMUSEUM was able to bring a world class exhibition to the heart of the Waterloo Region while bringing together many different parts of the community, and once again strengthening the spirit of collaboration in the Region.

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Nature

Students have chickadees eating from their hands

By Dan Schneider

Cambridge - In the crisp silence of a winter morning, a class of Grade 7 students follows me through a sunlit forest.

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Environmental

New Film Series in Cambridge Speaks to Environmental Awareness

Cambridge - Cambridge City Green will offer a series of films designed to raise environmental consciousness.

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Arts Council

Fête Romantique Wins for Guelph Arts Council

Guelph - Fête Romantique, once again, is a big winner for Guelph Arts Council, raising over $11,000 in support of the Council's arts and heritage services and programs in the community.

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Transportation

New Commissioner at the City of Cambridge

Cambridge - George Elliott formerly Director of Engineering for the City of Cambridge has been appointed to Commissioner of Transportation and Public Works. He succeeds Ed Kovacs who will retire in March.

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Safety

Weapons detection system could make airports, public buildings safer

Hamilton - Weapons detection technology being developed by McMaster researchers can't come soon enough for busy travelers. The new system has the potential to use microwave radar and electromagnetic pulses to detect weapons without the privacy concerns or cost of the full-body scanners currently used in some airports.

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Communication

Tether Launches Android Product

HALIFAX - Tether is pleased to announce the launch of its latest product, Tether for Android, which targets the fastest growing segment of the smartphone market. Tether, the Nova Scotia-based company that provides customers with dependable Internet access through their smartphone data plan anywhere there is cellular coverage, said the new platform is now available for download on its website.

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Broadcasting

OMNI Television Announces Official Canadian Broadcast Partnership of IIFA 2011

TORONTO - OMNI Television announced that, as the Official Canadian Broadcast Partner of the International Indian Film Academy 2011, it will broadcast unprecedented coverage of the three-day long weekend and awards celebration to Canadians when it makes its North American debut in Ontario this June.

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Communication

Here we grow again - 2010 membership data shows strong growth and retention for Canadian IABC network

TORONTO - With considerable membership growth and strong membership renewal, it is evident that Canadian business communication professionals recognize the value of being a part of the International Association of Business Communicators' network.

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Union

CAW Members at CN Rail Endorse New Deal

TORONTO - CAW members at CN Rail have approved a new collective agreement by 82 per cent overall, in a series of cross country ratification meetings that took place over the last three weeks.

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Chemistry

Carleton Holds Fourth Annual Chemistry Magic Show

Ottawa – It’s the International Year of Chemistry and Carleton University is back with its fourth annual Chemistry Magic Show! The free, one-hour show features substances that explode at the touch of a feather, amazing colour changes, things that glow in the dark, bubbles that burn and some exciting new tricks.

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Innovation Awards

UWindsor Engineer and GM Canada Celebrate Award with Canada's Top Science and Engineering Researchers

OTTAWA - Dr. Ahmet Alpas, a University of Windsor engineering professor, and General Motors of Canada were honoured by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, at Rideau Hall in celebration of Canada's top science and engineering research awards. This past November, Dr. Alpas received the 2010 Synergy Award for Innovation from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada for his team's collaborative research with GM.

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Athletics

Deloitte Announces 10-Year Sponsorship Agreement With the Canada Games

HALIFAX - Deloitte is proud to support an exceptional celebration of athletic excellence through a 10-year sponsorship agreement with the Canada Games. Over this period, the Games will travel to five Canadian cities, hosting thousands of young athletes, their families and countless supporters. This month marks the first Canada Games in which Deloitte will be involved.


 


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