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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
New Car Sales
New Car Sales for November 2012
Canada - New Car sales reports from manufacturers.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).