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Thursday May 2, 2013

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Sebastião Salgado: The silent drama of photography

Economics PhD Sebastião Salgado only took up photography in his 30s, but the discipline became an obsession. His years-long projects beautifully capture the human side of a global story that all too often involves death, destruction or decay.


Fastest-Growing Temporary Jobs in Canada

TORONTO - Are you looking for a temporary position? Are you just looking for a short-term summer job? CareerBuilder Canada and Economic Modeling Specialists International have released a list of occupations that are hiring temporary workers at an accelerated rate, in a variety of industries.

Global Manufacturing

Manufacturing Future Economic Growth and Job Creation

Report highlights the manufacturing sector as a critical driver of growth, prosperity and innovation

New York – The manufacturing sector has a fundamental role to play in global economic growth and job creation for emerging economies and developed markets, says a new report released today by the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.


The Most In-Demand College Majors and Entry-Level Jobs with the Most Growth

CHICAGO – Which college majors stand to fare better in today’s job market? Which industries and locations are seeing the most growth in entry-level jobs for college-educated workers? New research from CareerBuilder and CareerRookie shows where the jobs are and what employers are willing to negotiate in job offers for America’s next generation of workers.


Canadian pension plan sponsors to focus on Improving members' understanding of retirement benefits survey

TORONTO - Canada's pension plan sponsors are focusing on their communications with participants, particularly about retirement income adequacy, according to the Canadian Retirement Trends Survey 2012 by Aon Hewitt, the global human resource solutions business of Aon plc.


Implanted device predicts epilepsy seizures in humans

New York - For the first time, a small device implanted in the brain has accurately predicted the onset of seizures in some adults who have epilepsy that doesn’t respond to drugs, according to a small proof-of-concept study published Online First in The Lancet Neurology.

Aging Population

Economical commits $62,500 to the fight against cancer

Supporting Canadian Cancer Society with title sponsorships of five Relay For Life events in Ontario and Quebec this June

WATERLOO — As the Canadian population continues to age, the Canadian Cancer Society estimates the number of new cases of cancer will increase by approximately 60 per cent over the next 20 years. Economical Insurance is proudly supporting the fight to eradicate this leading cause of premature death in Canada with a commitment of $62,500 in title sponsorships of three Relay For Life events in Ontario — Waterloo, Cambridge and Woolwich — and two additional events in Quebec — Montreal-centre and Quartier DIX30 in Brossard.


Not selling out: PwC report shows that Canadian startups are staying put and looking to thrive

TORONTO - Finding a buyer is no longer a key exit strategy for Canadian startup CEOs, according to PwC's Emerging Canadian Technology Companies: A CEO Perspective. Results from the 10th annual report, released today, show that only 44% of the surveyed companies are looking towards a merger or an acquisition to exit the market, a stark contrast to the 76% who were eyeing this route just a year ago.

Technology and Markets

Multi-Channel Service Interaction Gains Groun Price Sensitivity Rises Among Automotive Insurance Customers in Canada

Canadian Direct Insurance, Grey Power and The Personal Each Rank Highest in Customer Satisfaction in Their Respective Region

TORONTO - Mainstream adoption of technology is having a major impact on the way auto insurance customers in Canada interact with their insurance provider, according to the J.D. Power & Associates 2013 Canadian Auto Insurance Satisfaction StudySM released today.

Monthly Car Results

Toyota Canada Inc. exceeds 20,000 in monthly sales other manufacturers follows consumer demand

TORONTO - Toyota division sales of 18,008 vehicles were up 6% as truck sales continue to drive growth with sales up 20.3%. April also set new sales records for the all-new RAV4 and Tacoma 4x4, surpassing the previous April records set in 2011. Lexus recorded a 13.6% overall sales growth versus 2012, with luxury SUV sales up 30.9%. Scion also recorded its best-ever April since launch with sales up 40.3%.

Never Down

The WHIP - Hope is in his message

Waterloo - On June 1, 2013 The Whip will be stepping into the ring at the Hershey Centre to take on 26 year old Brandon Cook for the NCC Canadian Super Welterweight title.

Alert News

Number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) worldwide reaches a record-breaking 28.8 million

Thomson Reuters - The top humanitarian headlines this week include: the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) worldwide reaches a record-breaking 28.8 million, researchers unveil a database of China's aid to Africa and peace talks start in Sudan between the government and insurgents


Casino Debate

Next steps in Kitchener’s casino consultation

KITCHENER – The casino issue will be before council on May 13. There will be no delegations permitted that day. The public is welcomed to attend or watch online by following the link from the city’s website:


The Digital Tiger of Europe, Visits the Waterloo Region

President Looks to Strengthen Two-Way Trade

Kitchener - On May 3rd,Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves will be visiting Waterloo Region with 20 delegates from the Estonian government, academic and business sectors with the goal of opening dialogue, strengthening two-way trade and identifying synergist business opportunities between Estonia and Waterloo Region.


6th Annual Shred Day

Cambridge - Shred-Tech, a Cambridge-based company with global recognition, is partnering with United Way of Cambridge and North Dumfries for its sixth annual Shred Day on Saturday, May 25th from 9am to 12pm in the Cambridge Centre Mall parking lot (355 Hespeler Road).

Way of Life

“Muslim Women”, Now and Then”

Kitchener - he Coalition of Muslim Women of KW warmly invites the public to attend a unique, free event, “Muslim Women”, Now and Then” on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Kitchener City Hall.


The Braves come home after 42 years

Kitchener – The Braves are heading home where it all began. In 1967, the Braves played their first game in junior lacrosse at The Aud on East Avenue. Now entering their 47th season of junior lacrosse, the Braves return to The Aud for their home opener next Thursday, May 9 where they’ll take on Peterborough, the team that knocked them out of last year’s playoffs. On May 16, they face Orangeville at home.


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