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Friday April 27, 2012

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Ted Talks

Eduardo Paes: The 4 commandments of cities

Eduardo Paes started his political career as the head of the Barra da Tijuca and Jacarepaguá in Rio de Janeiro. He then became a city councilman, a congressman, the Municipal Secretary for Environment and State Government’s Secretary for Sports and Tourism in 2007.


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International Trade

Desire2Learn CEO Accompanies the Governor General of Canada on an Official Visit to Brazil

John Baker joins Governor General David Johnston to highlight Canadian involvement in education, innovation, trade and commerce

Kitchener-Waterloo, ON and Brasilia, Brazil - Desire2Learn Incorporated, announced that John Baker, President and CEO of Desire2Learn, has been selected to accompany His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on an official visit to the Federative Republic of Brazil to highlight Canadian involvement in education, innovation, trade and commerce.

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Psychology

Outrageous crimes do not always mean mental illness

New York - In a Comment in this week’s edition of The Lancet, UK psychiatrist Professor Simon Wessely (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK) takes a critical look at the case of Anders Breivik. He concludes, among other things, that there is still the widespread misconception that outrageous crimes mean mental illness.

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Retail Chains

Canada’s Retail Sector Continues to Attract Foreign Chains and Developers

Strong Mall Performance and Growing Per Capita Retail Spending Among Key Factors

Kitchener – Canada will continue to be a retail haven for large U.S. chains and developers from around the world. According to Colliers International’s 2012 Spring Retail Report released yesterday, Canada offers developers a stable marketplace with untapped growth potential.

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Media Campaign Launch

‘Strengthening Our Community’ media campaign to promote healthy child development

KW Counselling Services puts focus on four critical actions adults can take to help children thrive

Kitchener-Waterloo - In early May, KW Counselling Services is introducing ‘Strengthening Our Community’, a media campaign which will feature four critical actions parents and care givers can take to help children thrive. The campaign is funded by The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation.

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GDP

Gross domestic product by industry: Provinces and territories, 2011

In 2011, real gross domestic product (GDP) by industry increased in every province and territory except the Northwest Territories. Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon and Nunavut had the fastest growth in the country owing to exploration, mining and related construction activities. Nationally, real GDP rose 2.6% in 2011 after increasing 3.4% in 2010.

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Retail Trade

Computer and peripherals price indexes, March 2012

Statscan - Prices for commercial computers increased 0.3% from February to March, while consumer computer prices declined 1.7%. In the case of computer peripherals, monitor prices decreased 0.3% while printer prices were down 0.8%.

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Entrepreneurship Innovation

It’s almost here!

1900 Competitors . 63 Contest Areas . over 340, 000 square feet of competition space . 30,000 visitors

Waterloo - It’s almost here! The 23rd annual Ontario Technological Skills Competition will host hundreds of young people from across the province to wow judges and visitors with their skills in everything from carpentry to culinary arts, as they vie to earn a gold medal in their specialty. Details

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Appointment

Laurier reappoints Bruce Arai as dean of the Brantford campus

BRANTFORD – Bruce Arai has been reappointed as the dean of the Brantford campus of Wilfrid Laurier University. His new term begins July 1, 2012. Arai joined Laurier Brantford as associate dean in 2003.

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Within a 10 Hour Drive

STOWE, VERMONT ANNOUNCES STOWE RESTAURANT WEEK
Second annual event to be held October 21 – 27, 2012

Stowe, VT – Restaurant Weeks have been a hit in big cities all over the country, and Stowe, Vermont has joined the ranks of great foodie destinations celebrating the local dining culture with its very own event! Last fall, Stowe restaurants had such fun with their first-ever Restaurant Week, they have decided to make it an official annual fall event, and have expanded the dates this year to a full calendar week of foodie fun. The second annual Stowe Restaurant Week kicks off on Sunday, October 21st, and continues through Saturday, October 27th.

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Appointment

University of Waterloo names new vice-president, advancement

WATERLOO – The University of Waterloo has named a respected university administrator and fundraising strategist as its new vice-president, advancement.

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Healthy Environment

International conference in London aims to improve global health

London, ON - Whether it’s contamination leading to chronic disease on Walpole Island near Sarnia, or the detrimental health effects of cotton farming half-way around the world in India, the environment has a direct link to health.

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Financial Innovation

Reducing Negative Outcomes, Retaining Benefits Highlighted in New Financial Innovation Report

Geneva, Switzerland -The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Oliver Wyman, has released a joint report, Rethinking Financial Innovation, Reducing Negative Outcomes While Retaining the Benefits.

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Family

Ontario Government Improving Family Justice For Victims Of Abuse

Queens Park - New program is designed to that helps victims of domestic violence navigate the court system is now available in all court districts across the province.

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International Trade

University of Waterloo signs new research agreement in Brazil

WATERLOO – The University of Waterloo and the University of São Paulo today signed a new agreement that will promote international collaboration in water research and education.

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Event Sponsorship

COOPER CONSTRUCTION NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF WATERLOO TENNIS TOURNAMENT

$50,000 ITF Pro Circuit women’s event to be called Cooper Challenger presented by Victoria Star Motors

Toronto – Tennis Canada and Cooper Construction announced Thursday that Cooper Construction has been named the new title sponsor of the $50,000 ITF Pro Circuit women’s Challenger held each summer in Waterloo, Ontario. Formerly referred to as the Waterloo Open Women’s (WOW) Tennis Challenger, the tournament will now be officially called the Cooper Challenger presented by Victoria Star Motors.

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Pitches

Major Entrepreneurial Drive at Carleton Wows New Chancellor Charles Chi

Ottawa - Carleton students and recent graduates pitched exciting plans to launch and grow businesses in Canada’s Capital Region on Thursday, and received advice from the university’s new Chancellor, Charles Chi, a Silicon Valley veteran.

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Politics & Individual Rights

Peter Thurley's Statement on Stephen Woodworth’s motion M-312

KITCHENER - Yesterday, the Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, Stephen Woodworth, re-opened the abortion debate in the House of Commons.


 
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