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Wednesday March 14, 2012

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Ted Talks

A TED speaker's worst nightmare

Colin Robertson is apparently "attempting to make the world's first crowdsourced solar energy solution" Or is he? Robertson is a young entrepreneur with a single, world-changing idea. He is also a fictional character created by ImprovEverywhere for a special prank at TED2012, played by Eugene Cordero.



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Augmented Reality

Connecting Women, Inspiring Futures – The 2012 International Women’s Day

St. Jacobs - The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre celebrated International Women’s Day March 8 with an evening of “Connecting Women, Inspiring Futures”. Keynote speaker was Helen Papagiannis, a PhD candidate in the field of Communications and Culture at York University, specializing in Augmented Reality, technology in practice.

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Tech-working

Communitech's 2012 Tech Leadership Conference

Kitchener - It's a one-day conference, true. It's also the place to be for everyone who's anyone in tech in Waterloo Region. More than 500 delegates attend the Tech Leadership Conference each year, sharing ideas, meeting new people and causing collisions to accelerate your business. Don't miss it!

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Tech Innovations

Cambridge To Unveil Technology Enhancements

Cambridge - The City of Cambridge and technology partners at IBM and Research In Motion will share the latest technology and innovation that is shaping the Asset Management and infrastructure management systems for the municipality, at an event on March 16.

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Digital Security

OpenText Brings Security and Compliance to Digital Content Exchange

Waterloo - OpenText has announced a new solution for managing the fast and secure exchange of large files inside and outside enterprises. Easy-to-use and deploy, OpenText Managed File Transfer (MFT) integrates with Microsoft Outlook, helps reduce file attachment size concerns and provides a powerful platform for the secure and auditable exchange of rich digital content including sensitive intellectual property among employees, partners and customers.

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Cycling

Cycling Priorities for 2012 Outlined for Kitchener City Council

Kitchener – Kitchener’s cycling advisory committee recently shared its list of 2012 priorities with city council, outlining the work they’re planning to undertake this year in an effort to promote cycling as a preferred – and environmentally responsible – method of transportation to the community.

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ADHD Research

Waterloo Researchers Seek Participants in ADHD Study

Waterloo - Researchers at the University of Waterloo are investigating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children, and are seeking participants for a new study.

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Security in the Cloud

Descartes Unveils New Cloud-Based Security Filing Solutions for Air Forwarders

Waterloo- Descartes Systems Group has developed two new cloud-based solutions that help air forwarders comply with United States and European security filing requirements. Based on its proven Air AMS for Forwarders solution, Descartes' ACAS and ICS for Forwarders are part of Descartes' Cargo Security Compliance suite and leverage the extensive connectivity of Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN) to air carriers and government customs agencies in the United States and Europe.

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Customer Urgency

Dragons’ Den Star Arlene Dickinson, Influential Corporate Advisor Ross Shafer to Deliver Keynote Addresses at office* Canada 2012

Toronto – How does a business stay successful in a world where fast is the new slow, where texting, tweeting and ‘facebooking’ are replacing live conversations and where news – both good and bad – gets out quicker than ever? By making time for “face time” and learning how to deal with today’s new breed of on-demand customer, say renowned Canadian marketing entrepreneur Arlene Dickinson and popular TV host-turned-business consultant Ross Shafer, keynote speakers at the upcoming office* Canada 2012 event to be held in Toronto, April 23-24.

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The Arts

Julien Kuerti Conducts the Emperor

Kitchener - Two emerging stars of the classical music world perform at the Centre in the Square, March 23 and 24. Armenian-born pianist Nareh Arghamanyan, winner of the 2008 Montreal International Music Competition, belongs to the promising generation of today's fine pianists. Leading the KWS is one of the most significant conducting talents to emerge in recent years, Canadian conductor Julian Kuerti.

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Beer and the Environment

World Water Day 2012: Water Stewardship Key to Sustainable Food Production

Toronto - Canada's popular image is a natural one: snow-capped mountains, fields of grain and clear, blue lakes. Certainly, Canada has some of the most abundant freshwater sources in the world. But this precious resource isn't infinite.

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Healing Environments

Hospital Rooms Could Help with Healing: Evidence from The Cochrane Library

Ottawa - Hospital environments including sounds, pictures, aromas, air quality, and layout could influence patient recovery according to new research conducted by Cochrane authors and released in The Cochrane Library.

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Financial Fitness

Are You Financially Fit?

Sunnyvale, California - If you’ve argued with your spouse about money lately, you’re not alone. Money was ranked the #1 thing couples fight about for a new survey from FITNESS Magazine and Yahoo! Finance , followed by chores (13%), kids (8%), sex (8%), and in-laws (8%). Considering 40% of women also admitted they have just enough cash to cover their monthly bills, the survey showed adults are still struggling in today’s economy.


 
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