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Monday June 25, 2012

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Ted Talks

Nirmalya Kumar: India's invisible innovation

Can India become a global hub for innovation? Nirmalya Kumar thinks it already has. He details four types of "invisible innovation" currently coming out of India and explains why companies that used to just outsource manufacturing jobs are starting to move top management positions overseas, too.


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Final Round Interviews

Final Standing after Sudden Death

Manulife Financial LPGA Classic held in Waterloo - final-round notes and interviews.
Brittany Lang -16, Rolex Rankings No. 35
Inbee Park -16, Rolex Rankings No. 26
Hee Kyung Seo -16, Rolex Rankings No. 37
Chella Choi -16, Rolex Rankings No. 61
Stacy Lewis -15, Rolex Rankings No. 2

Waterloo - Brittany Lang recorded her first-career victory on the LPGA Tour on Sunday at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Waterloo, Ontario. The 26-year-old Texan defeated Chella Choi, Inbee Park and Hee Kyung Seo in a three-hole, sudden death playoff to become a Rolex First-Time Winner and earn the $195,000 first-place check. Lang shot 4-under-par 67 during the final round to finish the week at 16-under-par 268. She had an opportunity to win the inaugural event in regulation, but missed a short birdie putt that forced the four-way playoff.


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Recognition

Kitchener Mayor Carl Zehr to receive Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal

KITCHENER – Tonight Mayor Carl Zehr will receive a special gift from Kitchener Centre MPP John Milloy this Monday night - a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, in honour of the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne.

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Dr. Austerity

With the Budget Passed, it's Time for the McGuinty Government to Get Back to the Table: Ontario's Doctors

TORONTO - With the Ontario budget now passed, it's time for Premier Dalton McGuinty to put as much energy and resolve into negotiating a fair deal for patients and doctors as he did in avoiding a snap summer election. This time, talks must resume with a conciliator to ensure fairness while negotiating an agreement that protects patient care.

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LPGA - Waterloo

Inaugural Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, a Resounding Success

More than 66,000 spectators hosted by 1,400 volunteers watching 144 of the world’s top female golfers

Waterloo – Impressively, more than 66,000 spectators came out to Grey Silo Golf Course to watch as Brittany Lang was crowned champion of the inaugural Manulife Financial LPGA Classic. In total, 144 of the best female golfers from around the world came to Waterloo Region to compete for a $1.3M purse.

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Funding Education

Laurier researchers receive SSHRC public outreach grants

WATERLOO – Laurier professors Kim Roberts and Scott Ensign have been awarded funding through the Public Outreach Grant Program by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, announced June 21 in Ottawa.

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Leadership

Western announces inaugural Schulich Leaders

London - Grace Wang and Gurleen Chahal have been named Western University's recipients of inaugural Schulich Leader Scholarships. A new national scholarship program created by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, Schulich Leaders receive four-year, $60,000 (CAD) scholarships to study at one of 20 designated universities in Canada.

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R&D Network

Canada Joins Eureka! NRC to Facilitate Access to International R&D Network for Canadian Firms

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - Canadian companies will soon gain more access to international markets with EUREKA - a European-based network raising productivity and competitiveness of business through technology. In an agreement signed today in Budapest, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has been designated the country's National Project Coordinator Office for EUREKA.

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Austerity Measures

Hudak PCs Join NDP to Block Public Sector Pay Restraint

Ontario Liberals Committed to Re-Introducing Deleted Legislation Next Fall

Waterloo Region - Tim Hudak and PC MPPs Rob Leone and Michael Harris abandoned Waterloo Region families by joining with the NDP and voting against their own principles to delete deficit-fighting budget measures that would have helped restrain public sector pay.

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Mental Health

Grand River Branch Achieves Accreditation

Local branch of CMHA receives three-year award with Accreditation Canada

Kitchener - The Canadian Mental Health Association Grand River Branch (CMHAGRB) is pleased to announce it has received a three-year accreditation award with the Qmentum program of Accreditation Canada. Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that sets standards for quality and safety in health care and accredits health organizations in Canada and around the world.

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Health Care

New drug offers improved progression-free survival for melanoma patients

New York - A new drug, dabrafenib, shows improvements over chemotherapy for patients suffering from a form of advanced skin cancer, according to the results of a Phase III study (“BREAK-3” trial) published in the Lancet.

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Entrepreneurship

Canada's votes are in: who is the winner of the 2012 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award?

Nova Scotia café founder Zane Kelsall brews up success, taking the $100,000 BDC Grand Prize for Innovation

MONTREAL - In an online contest that drew widespread participation from across Canada, voters have chosen the project submitted by Two If By Sea Café of Nova Scotia as the recipient of the $100,000 BDC Grand Prize for Innovation. Two If By Sea Café founder, Zane Kelsall, is the winner of the 2012 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award.

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Union Ratified

CAW Members Ratify New Three-Year Agreements with Bombardier Aerospace

TORONTO - CAW members who work at Bombardier's de Havilland facility in Downsview, Ontario today ratified two new collective agreements that provide wage, benefit and pension gains as well as retirement incentives.



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