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Monday October 22, 2012

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Ted Talks

Ryan Merkley: Online video -- annotated, remixed and popped

Videos on the web should work like the web itself: Dynamic, full of links, maps and information that can be edited and updated live, says Mozilla Foundation COO Ryan Merkley.


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Economic Development

Workers and Businesses throughout Kitchener-Waterloo to Benefit from Deeper Canada-EU trade

This year’s Oktoberfest celebrations underscore the strong economic and cultural ties between Canada and Germany

Waterloo Region - Last week the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Canada, Werner Franz Wnendt, joined local Members of Parliament and various Kitchener-Waterloo business leaders for the annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest festivities. This year’s celebrations coincide with Canada’s ongoing negotiations towards a successful Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement.

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Health Care

New research shows many young Australians’ intake of added sugars is above recommended levels

New York - Preliminary findings from new research suggests that intake of ‘added’ sugars (for example sugars added to processed food, sugared soft drinks, and sugared tea and coffee) is above recommended levels for more than half of young Australians. The research, presented at the annual congress of the Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) in Auckland (18-20 October), is by Dr Jimmy Louie (University of Wollongong, NSW).

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Education

Nearly one in five Canadian university graduates end up at the lower end of the income scale

Ryerson University event to discuss solutions for underemployed Canadians

TORONTO - Post-secondary education is important for many jobs in the economy today. Yet one in five university graduates in Canada makes less than $18,501 per year. On Thursday, October 25, the issue of mal-employment in the Canadian workforce will be the topic of discussion at an event hosted by Ryerson University's G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. "Partnering for Prosperity: A Discussion on Economic Enhancement" will feature distinguished visiting scholar Dr. Marie Bountrogianni, who will present consultation findings on the underemployment of youth, individuals with disabilities, and new Canadians.

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Manufacturing

Nissan Informs Magna of its Intention to Assemble Future Infiniti Compact Vehicle In-House

AURORA - Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. informed Magna of Nissan's intention to assemble its future premium compact Infiniti vehicle in-house. In May 2012, Magna and Infiniti had announced a memorandum of understanding relating to assembly of the vehicle by Magna Steyr on a contract manufacturing basis.

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Fund Raiser

The Mayor’s Souper Sampler supports desperate subsidy need

CAMBRIDGE - Over the past year, Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More has seen a dramatic increase in need for subsidy dollars. In 2011-12, the organization needed to raise $72,812 to fulfill its subsidy demand, a 43% increase from the previous year.

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Media

Rogers Media Completes Acquisition of Score Media

- Transaction closed into trust; pending final CRTC approval -

TORONTO - Rogers Media Inc. announced it has closed the previously announced acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Score Media Inc. (the Transaction). The Transaction received shareholder and court approvals earlier this week.

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Consumer Protection

Experts meet to build research network to improve consumer protection

TORONTO – Better consumer protection was the subject of a recent workshop hosted by the University Waterloo and Université du Québec à Montréal in which scholars from diverse areas such as law, economics, technology, agriculture and marketing shared their expertise.

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Convocation

University of Waterloo completes 105th Convocation

WATERLOO – More than 1,900 students crossed the stage at the University of Waterloo’s 105th Convocation this week. There were 1,170 undergraduate degrees and 769 graduate degrees handed out at ceremonies taking place over the weekend.

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