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Friday January 27, 2012

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Ted Talks

Ariel Garten: Know thyself, with a brain scanner

Ariel Garten is the CEO and co-founder of InteraXon, which creates thought controlled computing products and applications. Ariel has also researched at the Krembil Neuroscience Institute studying hippocampal neurogenesis, displayed work at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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Technology innovations

CHRISTIE’S STUNNING DIGITAL SIGNAGE DISPLAY POISED TO CAPTIVATE VISITORS AT IDS 2012
 
Partners With RAW Design Architectural Firm for Interactive Entrance Display
That Transforms Ideas Through Technology

Kitchener – Christie will demonstrate its powerful digital visual display capabilities that are transforming the architectural/design, retail, and corporate branding display industries at Canada’s largest contemporary design fair, the Interior Design Show (IDS), January 26 to 29, at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto.

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Europe in Crises

Europe Could Recover Its Dynamism, Says British Prime Minister David Cameron

Vital progress has been made, but Europe needs tough fiscal discipline, bold action and real political will

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland – Despite the uncertainty sweeping across the European Union, British Prime Minister David Cameron was bullish about the prospects for resolving the current Eurozone crisis. “Europe could recover its dynamism. I still believe we can. But only if we are bold. Only if we fight for our prosperity ... [and if we] get to grips with the debt,” he said.

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Education

Full-Day Kindergarten Registration Now Underway For Fall 2012

Ontario Giving Children The Strongest Start

Queens Park - Ontario is encouraging parents of four- and five-year-olds across the province to plan ahead for September 2012 and register their children in full-day kindergarten.

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No Small Feat

Laurier brings home School of the Year from the JDC Central

Waterloo - After a weekend packed with energy, tough competition, and school spirit, the Laurier delegation at Jeux Du Commerce Central has returned home with the title School of the Year for the third straight year. No school in Canada has pulled off this feat since 2004.

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Branding

Western draws from rich history with new visual identity

London - World-renowned research, game-changing teaching methods and a renewed emphasis on internationalization have propelled The University of Western Ontario to adopt a new visual identity for the 134-year-old destination for higher learning.

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Europe in Crises

Mexico’s Calderón Urges Europe to Take Bold Action to Firewall Debt Crisis

Resolving the European crisis is an important task for the G20, which will hold its next summit in June

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland – Mexican President Felipe Calderón strongly urged Europe to move quickly “to create a firewall to prevent the spread of panic” should the European sovereign debt crisis get out of control.

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Ideas To Market

U of G Gets Funding to Help Businesses Bring Ideas to Market

Guelph - New partnerships with the University of Guelph under a provincial government program are expected to help 14 Ontario businesses bring innovative products and new ideas to market.

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History

Elmira Oral Histories Now Available Online

Waterloo Region - The Region of Waterloo Library, in partnership with the Region of Waterloo Archives, has created an audio collection of local history. This unique, digital collection of interviews with “old-timers” creates a rich portrait of the history of Elmira, from the perspectives of families who have lived in our area for generations.

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Health Care

New research sheds light on gene destruction linked to aggressive prostate cancer

Kingston - Researchers at Queen’s University have identified a possible cause for the loss of a tumour suppressor gene (known as PTEN) that can lead to the development of more aggressive forms of prostate cancer.

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Europe in Crises

European Leaders Call for Tighter Euro Discipline

Call for tighter rules in order to restore confidence

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland – A panel of European leaders at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, voiced optimism over the latest efforts to establish a framework for fiscal discipline to save the euro.

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Innovation

Waterloo research chair working to improve drug therapy for the elderly and Alzheimer’s patients

WATERLOO - The University of Waterloo’s third Schlegel research chair is a leading expert on Alzheimer’s disease whose work will contribute to the safe and appropriate use of medication among the elderly.

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Tourism

New Study Confirms Cost-Effectiveness of RV Vacations

Cost-comparison concludes RV vacations are significantly cheaper than other forms of travel

OTTAWA - Today, Go RVing Canada is revealing the results of a new Family Vacation Cost Comparison Study, which compares RV vacations with several other vacation modes. This is the second installment of the study conducted by PKF Consulting and the results reveal that an RV vacation can be up to 78% cheaper than other forms of travel. This statistic has increased by 3% since the last study, conducted in 2009.

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The Conflict

Palestinian Prime Minister Says Conditions Not Ripe for Negotiations with Israel

Israeli President Shimon Peres called for immediate negotiations, and asserted that Iran is the main obstacle to peace.

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland – “Conditions are not ripe or right” for a meaningful resumption of direct negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis, Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority Salam Fayyad told World Economic Forum participants in a debate with Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres yesterday.

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Pensions

Value of company pension plans dropped by about 11% last year, says Morneau Shepell

Better results possible with Risk Management Portfolio

TORONTO - Morneau Shepell Ltd. says the typical pension plan dropped in value by about 11% last year, but that a more strategic approach could have prevented this negative impact.

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Financial

Canadian borrowing surge driven by most indebted households

One-third of Canadian households hold three-quarters of the debt

TORONTO - The surge in Canadian borrowing over the last five years has been driven by the country's most indebted households, finds a new research report from CIBC World Markets Inc.


 
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