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Monday July 23, 2012

Ted Talks

Vinay Venkatraman: “Technology crafts” for the digitally underserved

Two-thirds of the world may not have access to the latest smartphone, but local electronic shops are adept at fixing older tech using low-cost parts.

Health Care

New Medical Centre to be Built in Kitchener-Waterloo

Waterloo - New construction has commenced on the Medical Centre at The Boardwalk, a four-storey building totaling 80,000 square feet.  Designed by A. Baldassarra Architects, it is located at the north end of The Boardwalk’s 90-acre site.  The building tender has been awarded to Melloul-Blamey Construction for fall 2013 completion.   

Guest Column

How To Write A Happy Ending
By Joe Thomas

I can't even fathom the number of conversations I've had with new clients suffering from a severe case of "I Just Don't Get It!" disease. The stories of why they wrote their books or developed their products are all different, but the endings are the same: They're not selling diddly. Squat. Nada.

Retirement Study

More than half of retired Canadians carrying debt

While retired Canadians carry less debt than the rest of the country they are less likely to make extra payments, which can lead to higher interest costs over time

TORONTO - A new poll conducted by Harris/Decima reveals that nearly 60 percent of retired Canadians hold some form of debt. Although retired Canadians hold less debt than those still working, they are also less likely to be taking steps to accelerate their debt repayment. This suggests that retired Canadians may carry debt for longer than they anticipated in retirement, incurring higher interest costs and affecting cash flow.

Health Trends

Scientists call for increased surveillance as study assessing HIV drug resistance shows rising rates in some areas of Africa

New research suggests that drug-resistant HIV has been increasing in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa since the roll-out of antiretroviral therapy (ART) nearly a decade ago.

Home Grown Rock & Roll

Helix headlines Rock and Rumble on July 28

KITCHENER – They might be wearing White Lace and Black Leather, and roaring in on Wheels of Thunder. There’s No Rest for the Wicked, as Kitchener rockers, Helix, headline this year’s Rock and Rumble motorcycle show on Saturday, July 28 from 1-6 p.m.

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