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Friday December 28, 2012

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Ted Talks

Lies, damned lies and statistics

In a brilliantly tongue-in-cheek analysis, Sebastian Wernicke turns the tools of statistical analysis on TEDTalks, to come up with a metric for creating "the optimum TEDTalk" based on user ratings. How do you rate it? "Jaw-dropping"? "Unconvincing"? Or just plain "Funny"?


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Aquisition

Skyline to acquire strategic retail and land development interest in Blue Mountain Village

$20 million acquisition will include option to expand iconic resort village

Blue Mountains - Skyline, a owner, operator and developer of resorts and destination communities, has entered into a binding agreement of purchase and sale and will be investing $20 million to acquire both retail and undeveloped residential land interests in and adjacent to the renowned Blue Mountain Village at the base of Blue Mountain Resort which offers ski, golf and lodging.

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Arts & Culture

City announces 2013 artist in residence

KITCHENER – Making art out of garbage is Susan Coolen’s goal as the City of Kitchener’s 2013 artist-in-residence. Her photo-based project, the Litter-Arti Project, emerges from debris found in the local urban environment and includes such items as factory remnants, water bottles, hubcaps, paper coffee trays, drinking straws and more. She scans, photographs, draws and explores the garbage using computer media, including video and computer animation.

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Energy

Canadian Solar Completes Purchase of Two Solar Power Projects Totaling 24 MW (DC) from SunEdison

GUELPH - Canadian Solar Inc., and SunEdison Power Canada Inc. ("SunEdison"), a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., today announced that they have completed a purchase and sale transaction wherein Canadian Solar's direct subsidiary Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. has acquired a majority interest in two utility-scale solar power projects in Ontario with a total capacity of approximately 24 MW DC.

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Finances

7 Tips for Keeping Your Financial Fitness Resolution

The new year is a great time to get yourself pointed in the right direction financially. “Making small improvements at the beginning of the year is a lot easier than trying to play catch-up,” says financial planner Rick Rodgers, author of “The New Three-Legged Stool: A Tax Efficient Approach To Retirement Planning”.

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