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Wednesday May 2, 2012
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Ted Talks

Amory Lovins: A 50-year plan for energy

Amory Lovins was worried (and writing) about energy long before global warming was making the front -- or even back -- page of newspapers. Since studying at Harvard and Oxford in the 1960s, he's written dozens of books, and initiated ambitious projects.

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Growth by Aquisition

OpenText Buys EasyLink; Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results

WATERLOO - Open Text Corporation, announced yesterday that is has entered into an agreement to acquire EasyLink Services International Corporation ("EasyLink") (Nasdaq: ESIC) (www.EasyLink.com), a global provider of cloud-based electronic messaging and business integration services, for $7.25 per share in cash, for a purchase price of approximately $310 million, inclusive of debt.

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Environment

EPA Takes Next Step to Implement 2008 Ozone Standards

Most areas that need to take steps to reduce ozone pollution are close to meeting the standards; only three new areas have been added

WASHINGTON – Working closely with states and tribes, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is identifying areas that meet or do not meet the 2008 air quality standards for ground-level ozone, known as smog.

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School for Civill Society

School for Civil Society Consultations Begin

Guelph - The University of Guelph is moving forward with one of the key goals of its Integrated Plan — discussing the creation of a School for Civil Society.

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Art & Culture

Exploration on Masculinity

WATERLOO - The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery proudly presents Man or Myth: Explorations on Masculinity, in which three artists, Léopold L. Foulem, Clint Neufeld and Srdjan Segan explore their personal relationships with traditional notions of masculinity.

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Latin Culture

Cinco de Mayo heats up Civic Square and Kitchener Market

KITCHENER – Cinco de Mayo is one of the most celebrated occasions in Latin culture - one the City of Kitchener has on its annual event calendar, too. Join them later this week as celebrations take place on Civic Square, in front of city hall, and at the Kitchener Market.

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New Car Sales

Canadians spring into Toyota hybrids to power April 2012 sales

Best ever April for Toyota hybrid sales

TORONTO - TCI recorded April sales of 18,732 Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicle sales, a reduction of 3% over April 2011, which featured two more selling days. This month was also highlighted by a shift in consumer preference to cars and especially to hybrids, which recorded their best TCI hybrid market share ever.

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R&R

GRCA Parks open for the season

Southern Ontario - Most Grand River Conservation Authority Parks opened for the season Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. The GRCA operates 11 conservation areas, eight of which offer camping, with about 2,500 campsites. Other activities include hiking, fishing, canoe/kayaking and swimming.

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Awards

National Magazine Awards Foundation announces the Nominations for the 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards

TORONTO - The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) announced the 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards nominations today, including the three finalists for Magazine of the Year (Print) and Magazine of the Year (Digital), the winner of the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement, and the three finalists for Best New Magazine Writer and Best New Visual Creator.

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New Centre Launched

Laurier Senate approves new Centre for Women in Science

WATERLOO – The Senate of Wilfrid Laurier University has approved the establishment of a Centre for Women in Science at the university.

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Research

Carleton Takes Part in the Africa Initiative Graduate Research Program

Ottawa - Carleton will be participating in the Africa Initiative Graduate Research Program by welcoming Ms. Prisca Kamungi, a top doctoral student at the University of Witwatersrand's African Centre for Migration and Society, one of the world's leading scholarly centres on migration and refugees in Africa.

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Black Market Tabacco

Federal Excise Stamp Mandatory on Tobacco Products as of July 1, 2012

OTTAWA - The Government of Canada announced yesterday that, effective July 1, 2012, all tobacco products for sale anywhere in the Canadian market must carry the federal excise stamp. No person shall sell, offer for sale, or possess these tobacco products unless they are stamped in accordance with the Excise Act, 2001.

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Arts and Culture

Rockway Mennonite Collegiate Features World Class Grads In Music Concert

Kitchener – Several Rockway graduates with exceptional talents are returning home for a musical concert this Thursday, May 3. The performance, open to the public, will feature a world-class violinist, two vocalists and a pianist and the concert will center around Rockway’s newly donated grand piano.


 
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