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Thursday May 31, 2012

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Ted Talks

Dalia Mogahed: The attitudes that sparked Arab Spring

Pollster Dalia Mogahed shares surprising data on Egyptian people's attitudes and hopes before the Arab Spring -- with a special focus on the role of women in sparking change.

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Labour

Public sector employment, first quarter 2012

Statscan - Public sector employment on a seasonally adjusted basis was 3.6 million in the first quarter, up 0.2% from the fourth quarter of 2011.

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Innovation

Birth Of A Technology: Whirl Tower Unveiling

Ottawa - Carleton has announced the unveiling of the whirl tower facility housed at the National Research Council (NRC) campus on Montreal Road. This new facility will enable the testing of innovative technology, including the new stiffness control concept with active pitch link technology.

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Travel

International travel account, first quarter 2012

Statscan - Canada's international travel deficit with the world declined by $85 million to $4.0 billion during the first quarter. This was a result of a decrease in payments by Canadian travellers to the United States and an increase in receipts from overseas residents.

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Feasibility Study

Public forum focuses on how Rockway Centre can meet the community’s needs into the future

Kitchener – As part of the Rockway Centre feasibility study and business case currently underway, a community-wide forum will be held to discuss how the centre can meet the needs of the local community moving forward.

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Security

World Economic Forum Report Highlights Responsibility of Chief Executives for Cyber Security

Chief executives should commit to Principles for Cyber Resilience to demonstrate responsibility and good corporate governance

Bangkok, Thailand – Increasing dependence on connectivity calls for chief executives and other leaders to take responsibility for improved protection and resilience against cyber risks, according to a new report released today by the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Deloitte member firms.

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Celebration

Waterloo department celebrates 50 years

WATERLOO - The University of Waterloo’s Department of Geography and Environmental Management is turning 50, and it’s kicking off celebrations with a reunion today.

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Dr. Recruitment

MEDICAL STUDENTS COMING TO CAMBRIDGE!

Cambridge - The Cambridge & North Dumfries Doctor Recruitment Committee , along with their partners, have announced that from June 3 to June 8 they will be hosting 10 first and second year medical students from the University of Toronto for ROMP week.

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Martin Insight

Boomtown in the Backyard - Suburban Growth in Ontario

Toronto - Anyone who has driven along highway 401, in or out of any city centre in southern Ontario, is all too familiar with the sight of suburbia. Fields of houses sprout up every year and it can appear as though the only growth outside of the metropolises of Toronto and Ottawa is happening on the fringe.

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Hockeyfest

Brant Conservation Area closed June 1-3

Brant County - Brant Conservation Area will be closed this weekend from Friday June 1 until Sunday, June 3. It will reopen on Monday, June 4.

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Philanthropy

Grants return independence to seniors

Waterloo Region – Getting to medical appointments, the grocery store, and adult day programs are often a necessity, but for hundreds of local seniors and adults with disabilities, getting to appointments or even accessing food can be a daunting challenge.

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Energy

Great Lakes Biodiesel Inc. announces Final Stage of Construction of Canada’s Largest Biodiesel Plant

WELLAND - Great Lakes Biodiesel Inc. (GLB) has entered the final stage of construction of Canada’s largest biodiesel plant opening in Fall, 2012. Located in Welland, Ontario, the plant is approved by the Government of Canada’s ecoENERGY Program, having annual production capacity of 170 million litres of biodiesel.

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Global Markets

Emerging Markets Drive Financial Services Growth, Report Finds

Report confirms developing world’s growth surge has helped redefine global financial competition, creating a historic opening for firms that innovate

Bangkok, Thailand – Emerging-market financial services companies, riding a new wave of opportunity, are rapidly evolving into world-class competitors and now dominate the ranks of firms providing the highest total return to shareholders, according to a new report released today by the World Economic Forum.

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Research Funding

UOIT automotive engineer awarded research funding

AUTO21 injects $22 million into Canada’s automotive research community

MONTREAL, QC - Protecting vehicle passengers in side crashes with trucks, helping Canadian seniors drive safely and advancing electric vehicle technologies are just a few of the projects that will benefit from a $22 million investment by Canada’s automotive research program, the AUTO21 Network of Centres of Excellence. The funding will support 40 automotive R&D projects at Canadian universities in partnership with more than 100 public and private sector companies.

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Museum Fame

CANADIAN MUSEUM PRESERVES NIAGARA FALLS DAREDEVIL'S STORY

Waterloo Region - The people of the world will hold their collective breath on June 15 when Nik Wallenda - King of the High Wire - attempts to cross Niagara Falls.

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Energy

Solar company sets a new record with its ELPS solar cell and introduces new products

Kitchener - In time for the Intersolar Europe 2012 (Munich, June 13-15, 2012), Canadian Solar Inc. , one of the world's largest solar companies, has set a new record. In-house tests found that its proprietary mono ELPS solar cell efficiency reached 21.1 percent.

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