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Friday August 2, 2013

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Ted Talks

Peter van Manen: How can Formula 1 racing help ... babies?

During a Formula 1 race, a car sends hundreds of millions of data points to its garage for real-time analysis and feedback. So why not use this detailed and rigorous data system elsewhere, like ... at children’s hospitals? Peter van Manen tells us more.

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Grow the Game

Bauer Hockey, Hockey Canada Research Shows Growing the Game is Achievable

Pilot Programs Announced to Grow the Game While Delivering Fun and Convenience

TORONTO - Bauer Hockey, Inc., a manufacturer of ice hockey equipment, and Hockey Canada that was founded 1927 in Kitchener, Ontario announced the next phase of their Grow the Game partnership, including initial research study results as well as the creation of pilot programs developed to specifically address the results of those findings.

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Air Quality

Food Processor to Pay $157,000 Fine for Toxic Ammonia Release

LOS ANGELES— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a settlement with food processing company Ventura Foods, LLC, located in Ontario, Calif. Ventura Foods has agreed to pay $157,900 for violations of federal regulations including failing to notify the proper officials immediately following the release of anhydrous ammonia, failure to submit a required Risk Management Plan, and inadequate chemical accident prevention.

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Research

Carleton Communication Professor Awarded Fulbright Research Chair

Ottawa - Carleton University is proud to announce that one of its postdoctoral fellows, along with students and a recent graduate, have been named Fulbright students and scholars and Killam Fellows for the 2013-14 academic year. In addition, Carleton will host three winners from other home institutions during the same period. The world-renowned Fulbright program is predicated on the principle that scholarly and academic exchanges are critical to a more peaceful and productive world.

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Merchandising

Artist in Residence Works with Local Retailers to Support Business Development

Cambridge - The Cambridge Centre for the Arts’ Artist in Residence (AIR), Danny Ingrouville, is lending his time and expertise to give retail operations a facelift and its supporting the transformation of the downtown neighbourhoods.

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Health Care Cost

Canada's Chiropractors Well-Positioned to Achieve Meaningful Cost Savings on Medical Imaging

Premiers Ask for Cost Savings on Medical Imaging

TORONTO - Canada's chiropractors fully support the announcement by Canada's Premiers at the Council of the Federation meeting on July 26, 2013 that provincial and territorial governments plan to work together on developing guidelines to counter unnecessary diagnostic imaging.

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Governace

Priorities for the G20: The St. Petersburg Summit and Beyond

Waterloo - The G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia will be held on September 5-6, 2013, and will mark the eighth time the G20 heads of government have met. The summit will bring together the leaders of the world's major advanced and emerging economies, with a focus on developing policies aimed at improving sustainable, inclusive and balanced growth, and jobs creation around the world.

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SuperBugs

Australian infectious disease experts publish new treatment guidelines regarding superbug infections

The emergence of highly drug-resistant superbugs resistant to all but a handful of injectable and expensive antibiotics has led to Australian infectious diseases experts, in conjunction with the Australian Federal Government*, to publish new draft treatment guidelines. The guidelines will be presented during a session at Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) Gram Negative Superbug meeting on the Gold Coast, by Associate Professor John Ferguson, Director, Infection Prevention & Control, Hunter New England Health, NSW, on behalf of the Multidrug Resistant Gram Negative Taskforce (MRNT), Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare.

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Aquisition

OpenText Acquires ICCM Solutions and Unveils New Process Application to Further Strengthen BPM Portfolio

OpenText Assure for ITSM to provide organizations with a more flexible and adaptable IT Service Management solution

WATERLOO - OpenText announced Wednesday that it has acquired its long-time BPM technology partner, ICCM Solutions – a leading provider of process applications based on the OpenText Business Process Management (BPM) platform. Based in Malmesbury, United Kingdom, ICCM Solutions has approximately 200 customers worldwide using its solutions, including two of the five largest service desks in the world.

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Superbugs

Who is to blame re the mess we are in regarding antibiotic-resistant superbugs? Doctors, livestock farming, airlines, drug companies, nursing homes, or a mixture of them all?

London, England - How Australia and other developed countries have ended up in their current predicament of infections showing increasing resistance to antibiotics is addressed in a session at the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) Gram Negative Superbug meeting on the Gold Coast.

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Investment

New funds offer investors greater tax flexibility

Sun Life Global Investments expands product lineup with new corporate class funds

TORONTO - Sun Life Global Investments launched corporate class funds today, a tax-efficient solution for non-registered assets. The new funds give investors the ability to rebalance their portfolio without immediate tax consequences.

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Tribute

St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre Unveils Unique Tribute to Legendary Guy Groups

ST. JACOBS – Drayton Entertainment has opened the St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre with a world premiere of the latest installment in its incredibly popular Legends series. Legends of Harmony takes audiences on a musical journey through more than 60 years of classic tunes from the greatest guy groups of all time. This high-energy production, featuring impeccable vocal turns by four outstanding performers, is guaranteed to sell out its five month run.

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Grand River Basin

Watershed Conditions Statement: Water Safety

Heavy rains will result in higher flows throughout the watershed

Grand River - The rain which fell across the Grand River watershed on Wednesday and early Thursday morning will result in high river flows for the remainder of the week.

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Cars Sales

Canada's hybrid leader records a record July

Toyota Prius c sets third consecutive monthly record, Lexus GS sets new July record, Canadian-built RAV4 sets sixth consecutive monthly record, Lexus sales division up, propelled by first month sales of 2014 Lexus IS.

TORONTO - Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) sold 17,734 vehicles in July, up 12.1% versus 2012, led by record-setting sales of trucks and hybrids. Toyota's luxury division, Lexus Canada sold 1,446 vehicles for the month of July, up 30.6% versus the same period last year.

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Communication

When it comes to skin cancer, pictures are worth a thousand words

WATERLOO – Seeing pictures of skin cancer motivates people to regularly check their own moles, according to a new research paper from the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo.

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Energy

Obama once again raining on Keystone XL's parade

Latest comments show US President prepared to dash Canadian oil patch hopes

VANCOUVER, BC - U.S. President Barack Obama has once again rained on the Keystone XL parade, disparaging the pipeline on employment and environmental grounds.
Some key quotes by Obama from a recent New York Times interview:

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Financial

Planning for a Dream Retirement

‘Financial Engineer’ Shares 4 Secrets Everyone Should Know

It’s no wonder baby boomers worry about outliving their retirement savings. One out of four 65-year-olds today can expect to live past 90, and if they’re married, one of every four will live even longer.

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Corporate Welfare

The Beatles, John Diefenbaker and chronic subsidy seekers

CALGARY - Back in 1962 John F. Kennedy had been president of the United States for one year, four lads from Liverpool were about to hit it big in the music world, and a Saskatchewan lawyer, John Diefenbaker, was in his fifth year as Prime Minister of Canada.

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Martin Insight

Insight: I Love (Hate) New York (City)

Toronto - New York City is one of the world's most influential cities. This media and financial capital is known worldwide for its amenity rich environment as New York attracts many tourists, migrants, and immigrants. New York's diversity has transformed the city into a creative centre, as there is a unique blend of successful creative individuals across numerous occupations, from finance to the arts.

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Intent

BOOMERANG CREDIT UNION and YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCE MERGER

AUGUST - The Boards of Directors of Boomerang Credit Union and Your Neighbourhood Credit Union announced that they have agreed to pursue a merger of the two financial institutions.

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