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Friday July 26, 2013

Ted Talks

Paul Kemp-Robertson: Bitcoin. Sweat. Tide. Meet the future of branded currency.

Currency -- the bills and coins you carry in your wallet and in your bank account -- is founded on marketing, on the belief that banks and governments are trustworthy. Now, Paul Kemp-Robertson walks us through a new generation of currency, supported by that same marketing … but on behalf of a private brand.


Waterloos VeloCity awards $100,000 to Blacktree Health, Kite, Planleaf and SoundBrush

WATERLOO – A wearable health monitor and music-making application were among four winners awarded $25,000 funding from the University of Waterloo VeloCity Venture Fund yesterday.


Fullest clinical report of Saudi MERS cases to date points to important differences with SARS

New York - Saudi and UK scientists provide the most detailed picture yet of the clinical and laboratory characteristics of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, revealing a wide range of clinical symptoms and an extremely high death rate among patients with co-existing medical conditions.

Premier Sumit

Jobs and the Economy Key Priorities for Canada's Premiers

In the photo are (L to R): Premier Eva Aariak (Nunavut), Premier Bob McLeod (Northwest Territories), Premier Alison Redford (Alberta), Premier Robert Ghiz (P.E.I.), Premier Greg Selinger (Manitoba), Premier Darrell Dexter (Nova Scotia), Premier and Chair of the Council of the Federation Kathleen Wynne (Ontario), Premier Pauline Marois (Quebec), Premier David Alward (New Brunswick), Premier Christy Clark (British Columbia), Premier Brad Wall (Saskatchewan), Premier Kathy Dunderdale (Newfoundland and Labrador) and Premier Darren Pasloski (Yukon).

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE - Premiers are working at home and abroad to successfully compete in the global economy. They discussed ways to strengthen their economies through collaborative actions on skills and training, international relations and trade, immigration, infrastructure and energy.

Premiers Sumit

Canada's Premiers continue to have concerns with proposed Canada Job Grant

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE - Provinces and territories have jurisdiction for skills training and labour market programs. Each designs, delivers, and reports publicly on training programs that reflect local labour market needs, including some programs funded in part by the federal government.


Rebellion Media Expands E-commerce Reach with HomeSav Acquisition

Waterloo – Rebellion Media has expanded its e-commerce offerings to home furnishings with the recent acquisition of HomeSav is changing the $136-billion North American home furnishings market by curating discounted products for subscribed members. The merchandising team at HomeSav selects products perfectly suited to HomeSav members, and creates exciting opportunities for first-come, first-served purchases at steep discounts.

Stem Cells

Growing eggs from stem cells as cure for infertility?

MONTREAL - In Canada, infertility afflicts nearly 15% of couples. In 55% of infertile couples, infertility is due to causes that can be traced to the woman, while in the remaining 35% , the causes of infertility is attributed to the man. In 25% of cases, infertility is present in both partners.


Managing internationally-shared waters: Treasury of papers helps capture 20 years of lessons

Sharing Nile's vital flow through 11 nations, water in Arab region, spread of 'world's worst water weed,' climate change impacts on North Atlantic fisheries, among topics in special collection of articles capturing decades of lessons in trans-boundary water management


Co-operators General Insurance Company Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

GUELPH - Co-operators General Insurance Company (Co-operators General) yesterday released consolidated financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2013. Consolidated net loss was $5.9 million compared to net income of $64.4 million for the same quarter in 2012. This resulted in earnings (loss) per common share of ($0.56) for the quarter compared to $2.91 in the same period last year.


Canada taking wrong approach to fighting unemployment during recessions

CALGARY - National strategies like the recent Economic Action Plan are not the best answer for combating job losses caused by recession, according to a report published today by The School of Public Policy written by Professor Ron Kneebone and Margarita Gres.

Special Events

June 4-6, 2014

Intelligent Community Forum announces dates for its 2014 Summit in New York City

Summit to take place from June 4-6, and will include the naming of the 2014 Intelligent Community of the Year

New York City – The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) announced the dates for Summit ’14, ICF’s annual gathering of mayors, chief administrative officers, chief information officers and economic development officers from cities, states and regions around the world. The ICF and the Summit participants are focused on how communities can create wealth, jobs and attract new investment by embracing the opportunities provided by information and communications technology, especially broadband. Communities must deal with the fundamental shift that is occurring from old economy to new economy and take action to be part of the new economy.

August 2013

History illustrated through BIC pens and woodcutting

KITCHENER – Two exhibits explore history through wood cutting and pen drawings at Kitchener City Hall for the month of August.


Sherlock Homes inspired real life CS

Manchester - Two of literature’s most famous detectives had a major influence on the development of the modern crime scene investigation, according to a historian from The University of Manchester.


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