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Tuesday November 20, 2012

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Ted Talks

Daphne Bavelier: Your brain on video games

How do fast-paced video games affect the brain? Step into the lab with cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier to hear surprising news about how video games, even action-packed shooter games, can help us learn, focus and, fascinatingly, multitask. (Filmed at TEDxCHUV.)

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New Product

Sandvine launches routing efficiency dashboard

Business Intelligence for reduced transit costs and increased quality of experience

WATERLOO - Sandvine today announced the launch of its Routing Efficiency Dashboard, the latest dashboard in its Network Analytics library. Sandvine's Routing Efficiency Dashboard provides a detailed look into the costly routing and transit links and interconnect relationships that affect operational expenses on fixed and mobile networks.

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Awareness Campaign

Ontario Nurses' Association Launches New Ad Campaign

"The Super Shift" radio ad is being launched today across the province by the Ontario Nurses' Association.

KITCHENER - Yesterday, the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) launched a new ad campaign to urge people to value the invaluable skills and care provided by the province's nurses.

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2011 Provincai Accounts

Provincial and territorial economic accounts, 2011

Statscan - Most provinces and territories recorded slower economic growth in 2011 compared with 2010, with the exception of Saskatchewan, Alberta and Yukon, where growth accelerated. Nationally, real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 2.6%, compared with 3.2% growth in the previous year.

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Media

CBC plans to go more commercial

Loss of Hockey Night In Canada would reduce CBC's resources by $200 million annually

OTTAWA - CBC is presented a plan yesterday for the renewal of its broadcasting licences that will make it less of a public service broadcaster, and less distinctive, if approved by the CRTC, according to the watchdog group, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.

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Innovation

Dejero Named as One of Canada’s Companies-to-Watch

The creator and innovator of mobile broadcasting solutions was chosen for its leading-edge technology and impressive business results

Waterloo - Dejero, creator of the award-winning LIVE+ bonded cellular newsgathering solutions, has won a coveted Companies-to-Watch Award as part of the 15th annual Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ Awards. Launched 15 years ago, the Technology Fast 50 is the pre-eminent technology awards program in Canada that recognizes leadership, innovation, and excellence in the technology sector.

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Arts & Culture

The G33K Art Show brings talent together

KITCHENER – The G33K Art Show 2012 begins Saturday, Nov. 24 and runs until Sunday, Nov. 25 at Kitchener City Hall rotunda, 200 King St. West, Kitchener, Ontario. This is the second year of The G33K Art Show, and it has expanded rapidly following its successful first year at the Kaufman Arts Studio.

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Arts & Culture

Edwin Outwater conducts Laurier symphony orchestra

WATERLOO – Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Music Director Edwin Outwater will conduct the Wilfrid Laurier University Symphony Orchestra Saturday, Nov. 24. The ambitious program, which begins at 8 p.m. in the Theatre Auditorium on Laurier’s Waterloo campus, features music by Chabrier, Saint-Saëns, Barber and Shostakovich, and two Faculty of Music Concerto Competition winners: violinists Laila Haight and Victoria Melik.

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Muncipal Development

Cambridge Has A Master Plan

Cambridge - A critical part of any municipality’s infrastructure is sanitary services, and while under ground and out of sight, the system is a vital part of the big picture. The City of Cambridge is developing a ‘Sanitary Servicing Master Plan’ and wants to share information and hear from you.

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Universal Childrens Day

Canadian Perceptions on Children, Youth and Work

TORONTO - Today marks Universal Children's Day, and the 23rd anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. "Save the Children is proud to share such deep roots with Universal Children's Day," said Patricia Erb, President and CEO of Save the Children.

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Sandy's Clean Up

Remaining Toronto Hydro crews return home

TORONTO - Following 12 days of power restoration efforts in Long Island, the remaining 24 Toronto Hydro employees, sent there after Hurricane Sandy, returned home this afternoon. Crews worked with the Long Island Power Authority and helped to return power to thousands of people.

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