|Thursday February 2, 2012
Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work
||He is the CEO of Good Think Inc., a Cambridge-based consulting firm which researches positive outliers -- people who are well above average -- to understand where human potential, success and happiness intersect.
Massage is promising for muscle recovery
McMaster researchers find 10 minutes reduces inflammation
Hamilton - Researchers at McMaster University have discovered a brief 10-minute massage helps reduce inflammation in muscle. As a non-drug therapy, massage holds the potential to help not just bone-weary athletes but those with inflammation-related chronic conditions, such as arthritis or muscular dystrophy, says Justin Crane, a doctoral student in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster
Ecotricity Guelph Inc. Changes Name to Envida Community Energy Inc.
New Name for Alternative Energy Company Signifies a Strong and Sustainable Connection Between Energy and Life
GUELPH - Ecotricity Guelph Inc. announces it has changed its name to Envida Community Energy Inc., effective February 1, 2012. Envida Community Energy Inc. is 100 percent owned by Guelph Hydro Inc., is actively developing sustainable energy projectssolar, district energy, combined heat and power, and bioenergyas a key implementer of the City of Guelph's internationally renowned Community Energy Initiative.
Acclaimed Restaurateur Named Executive-in-Residence
Guelph - Peter Oliver, one of Toronto’s most successful owner-operators of upscale restaurants, has been named executive-in-residence at the University of Guelph’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) for the winter semester. Oliver will share his experiences with students Feb. 7-8.
OpenText Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results
WATERLOO - Open Text Corporation announced unaudited financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2011.
JoeMobi BlackBerry and Android apps get new functionality
JoeMobi app users connect over 125,000 times to published content since launch in late 2011
Guelph JoeMobi, a customizable BlackBerry and Android app that delivers content from WordPress sites to mobile devices, is getting a major upgrade. The upgrade includes both customer-facing and back-end changes that bring a richer reading experience and more publishing options.
Business, Arts & Culture
COALESCENCE: UNITY THROUGH ART
Kitchener A new art exhibition initiative hosted by WalterFedy has opened at the firm’s Queen Street office. Working off the momentum of their popular Captured series, which closed earlier this month, WalterFedy is now pleased to introduce the Coalescence artists.
Local Boxing History
Lions of Winter No. 3: Goody Petronelli Way
“We already watched the tape of both Syd and Fitz,” said Goody. “Let’s let them work tonight and make sure one last time everybody is comfortable…”
Goody Petronelli has passed away at the age of 88. A few weeks past I was trying to get a phone number, enquiring of our fearless Editor and a few others, for Goody, to whom I had not spoken to since 1992. I could not get through on a listed gym number. Time drifts by and I had that feeling, given the Goody I remembered, that we could jump right back into a boxing and life chat without the feeling of having missed one beat. Time indeed.
New Car Sales
Toyota Canada Inc. launches into 2012 with best January in history
18 % year-over-year increase for Toyota, Lexus and Scion :: Camry remains #1 for third straight month since launch
TORONTO - Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) started the year off with a record-setting 10,660 sales in January.
Carleton Students Part of Ontario Solar Decathlon Team
Ottawa - A team comprised of students from three Ontario institutions is one of only 20 collegiate teams to earn a place in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition. Team Ontario is a partnership of Carleton University, Algonquin College and Queen’s University and will bring together students from a variety of disciplines, including engineering, architecture, advanced housing construction and business.