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Tuesday December 4, 2012

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Ted Talks

Bobby Ghosh: Why global jihad is losing

Throughout the history of Islam, says journalist Bobby Ghosh, there have been two sides to jihad: one, internal, a personal struggle to be better, the other external. A small minority (most recently Osama bin Laden) has appropriated the second, using it as an excuse for deadly global violence against "the West."

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Healthy Living

Healthy eating beneficial beyond drug therapy in preventing a second heart attack

Hamilton - A heart-healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fish significantly reduces the chance of a second heart attack and stroke in people with cardiovascular disease, McMaster University researchers have found.

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Individual Earnings

Supply chain salaries holding the line

Latest results from Canada's largest annual supply chain survey

TORONTO - Supply chain salaries climbed 2.9 per cent in the past year as Canada's economy continues to pull out of recession. The average wage reported in the 2012 Annual Survey of the Canadian Supply Chain Professional was $85,178, up from last year's $82,800.

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Media

New Quant Magazine Covers Data Revolution in Financial World

Worldwide magazine shows growing importance of statistical thinking

AMSTERDAM - Focussed on data, rebuild the sector? Newly launched Quant Magazine presents a view on the culture and background of this world and shows the growing importance of using data and quantitative analysis. "Nowadays, statistical thinking is just as important as reading and writing."

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Philanthropy

Serving up hope for thousands of local families

Waterloo - "Dough raising” isn’t strictly kept in the kitchen at Boston Pizza. In Kitchener-Waterloo, it is a part of the culture and has become an annual tradition in support of the thousands of families who continue to benefit from the multitude of services offered at KidsAbility.

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Education

Waterloo Region District School Board Acclaims Chair and Vice-Chair

Kitchener - Trustees acclaimed Ted Martin (Kitchener) and Harold Paisley (Wellesley/Woolwich) for the positions of Chair and Vice-Chair respectively at last nights Inaugural Board Meeting.

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Education

Waterloo Region Catholic Board Elects New Chair & Vice Chair

Waterloo Region – Trustees of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board tonight elected Kitchener / Wilmot trustees Wayne Buchholtz and Greg Reitzel as Chair of the Board and Vice-Chair of the Board respectively.

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Recognition

MaRS CEO Dr. Ilse Treurnicht named one of Canada's Most Powerful Women

TORONTO - MaRS Discovery District congratulates Dr. Ilse Treurnicht on receiving the prestigious 2012 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award.

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Digital Media

OpenText Executives to Deliver Keynotes in First Brazil- Canada 3.0 Conference on Digital Media

Executive Chairman and Senior Vice-President of Engineering Share Insights on Maximizing Value of Information

WATERLOO - OpenText announced that two of its executives will deliver keynotes at the first-ever Brazil-Canada 3.0 Conference being staged in Brazil's northeastern city of João Pessoa yesterday and today. Tom Jenkins, Executive Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer for OpenText, will set the stage for the conference, discussing cooperation between the two countries in digital media, followed by Muhi Majzoub, Senior Vice-President of Engineering, speaking on 'Disruptive Technologies and eGovernment'.

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New Car Sales

New Car Sales for November 2012

Canada - New Car sales reports from manufacturers.

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Extra Sickdays

Five extra public sector sick days costing Canadians up to $3.5 billion

TORONTO - Public sector employees in Canada take nearly five more sick, disability and personal days per year than Canadians working in the private sector, at an annual cost of up to $3.5 billion, says a report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

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Digital Age

Data Center Deep Inside a Swiss Mountain Nominated as ‘Most Extreme DC Deployment 2012’

Veghel, The Netherlands / Zurich, Switzerland – The Deltalis RadixCloud data center is located at an extreme location deep within the Swiss Alps. This exceptional project has just been shortlisted for the finals of DatacenterDynamics EMEA 2012 Awards on the 13th of December, in the category ‘Most Extreme Data Center Deployment’. Supplier Minkels and operator Deltalis see it as a recognition for their ‘modular’ thinking in the data center environment.

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Breakthrough

Western University researchers make breakthrough in arthritis research

London – Researchers at Western University have made a breakthrough that could lead to a better understanding of a common form of arthritis that, until now, has eluded scientists.

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Environment

Timing is right for a fracking ban to protect Ontario from NAFTA lawsuits, says Council of Canadians

Ottawa - The Council of Canadians is pointing to recent lawsuits under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as strong reasons to ban fracking in Ontario now. The Council says there is also a disconnect between what retiring premier Dalton McGuinty is telling media and what the Ontario government has been doing.

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Public Release

Laurier institute releases datasets through online portal

WATERLOO – The Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP) has launched a new data portal that makes the university’s data collection publicly available. The public opinion data, donated by research firm Ipsos Reid, was previously restricted to people from Ontario’s post-secondary institutions.

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Accelerator News

Giftopia is cranking out gifting solutions daily and leaving a trail of very happy gifters in its wake.

Waterloo - It was just over a year ago that Randy Bird founded Giftopia and took a single desk in a shared condo at the Accelerator Centre only to move to two desks and then four desks in short order. Giftopia has kept up this growth rate, and now occupies a suite at the Accelerator Centre where Randy and his cracker-jack team of five full time and three part time employees crank out gifting solutions daily.


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Environment

Ontario Releases Action Plan to Protect Biodiversity by Protecting the Environment

Queens Park - Ontario is improving protection of its forests, lakes, animals, plants and citizens through the implementation of a new biodiversity plan.

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Disability Credits

The Canada Revenue Agency Highlights International Day of Persons with Disabilities

OTTAWA - The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by reminding Canadians that there are many credits and benefits available to persons with disabilities, as well as opportunities to save money in a registered disability savings plan (RDSP).

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