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Monday July 29, 2013

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Tania Luna: How a penny made me feel like a millionaire

As a young child, Tania Luna left her home in post-Chernobyl Ukraine to take asylum in the US. And one day, on the floor of the New York homeless shelter where she and her family lived, she found a penny. She has never again felt so rich. A meditation on the bittersweet joys of childhood -- and how to hold them in mind.


Was chocolate behind ‘hysteria’ experienced by nuns and other women during the 18th century?

New York - The theory circulated by physicians of the time that increased consumption of chocolate was responsible for ‘hysteria’ displayed by nuns and other women is the focus of a paper in the this year’s 24th International Congress on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (iCHSTM) at the University of Manchester, UK. The paper is by Dr Mauricio Sanchez Menchero and Dr Teresa Ordorika, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.


Ontario's Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Network Being Installed Along Ontario's West Coast - stretching from London to Owen Sound!

Publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging network expand along Highway 21 and Highway 4, adding up to 15 more EV chargers, including 7 municipalities that will be installing EV Chargers in their communities.

LONDON - As part of Sun Country Highway's (SCH) mission to Green Canada's Highways, SCH, in collaboration with 11 progressive organizations and local governments, will be launching Sun Country Highway EV charging infrastructure throughout the western side of Ontario from London to Owen Sound - This will make Ontario's West Coast one of the most EV-friendly regions in Ontario, helping to boost local eco-tourism and promote emission free travel across the Province.


Auto Insurance Claims Make or Break the Customer Relationship with Their Insurance Provider

RBC Insurance Ranks Highest in Auto Insurance Claims Satisfaction in Canada

TORONTO - How well auto insurance providers handle claims may make or break the relationship with their customers, according to the J.D. Power 2013 Canadian Auto Claims Satisfaction StudySM released today.


More Heavy Winds Hit Waterloo Region

Kitchener - On Saturday July 27th at approximately 10:45 p.m., heavy winds and rain passed through sections of Kitchener resulting in a number of downed trees and power outages. At the peak of the storm there were approximately 6,800 customers without power.

Quality of Life

Coronary artery disease continues to be neglected in women, despite it killing at least as many women as men

New York - Despite coronary artery disease (CAD) killing at least as many women as men each year, women are still today less likely to receive preventive recommendations, such as lipid-lowering therapy, aspirin, and lifestyle advice, than are men at a similar risk level. The challenges for women with CAD are outlined in a paper in this month’s edition of Global Heart, the journal of the World Heart Federation. The paper, titled ‘Coronary Artery Disease in Women: A 2013 Update’, is by Dr Kavita Sharma and Dr Martha Gulati, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA.


Conspiracy theories about data are nonsensical

By Philip Cross, Research Co-ordinator Macdonald-Laurier Institute

OTTAWA - Jack Welch, the legendary head of General Electric for 20 years, expressed disbelief about the U.S. unemployment estimates in the run-up to last year's Presidential election. He found it too much of a coincidence when September's unemployment unexpectedly dipped below 8 per cent for the first time in four years.

Great Lakes

EPA Offers $8.5 Million to U.S. Great Lakes Shoreline Cities for Green Infrastructure Projects

Chicago – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has invited the 22 largest U.S. Great Lakes shoreline cities to apply for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding for green infrastructure projects that will improve Great Lakes water quality.

August 16, 2013

Grand River Film Festival and Sportsworld Crossing Present Music and Movies under the Stars

Cambridge – Grand River Film Festival and Sportsworld Crossing are presenting a free outdoor movie night on Friday August 16th, 2013 with live music starting at 8 PM and a movie under the stars at dusk.

The Conflict

Israeli and Palestinian Business Leaders Support Secretary Kerry’s Efforts and DC Talks

Key Israeli and Palestinian business leaders welcome peace talks; Members of the World Economic Forum`s Breaking the Impasse Initiative committed to supporting two-state solution

Geneva, Switzerland – The World Economic Forum’s Breaking the Impasse Initiative (BTI), an effort of over 300 Palestinian, Israeli and international business and societal leaders, spearheaded by Prof. Klaus Schwab, Munib Masri, Chairman of PADICO Holding and Yossi Vardi, Chairman of International Technologies Ventures, since June 2012, welcomes and supports the steps announced by US Secretary of State John Kerry for a resumption of direct peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians, which are set to begin today in Washington DC. Members of the BTI hope the efforts by Secretary Kerry and the planned negotiations will bear fruit and meet the aspirations of all concerned parties.


Toronto Hotel Disparages Striking Workers as 'Animals'

TORONTO - A Toronto hotel has branded its employees - a group of predominantly visible minority women - as "animals" for fighting to protect their modest pay and benefits.

Martin insight

Bright Lights, Big City

Toronto - Urbanisation is taking place around the world as increasing amounts of people are living in and migrating to urban areas. Even in countries like India in which the majority of people still live in rural areas, the largest population growth is currently taking place within cities. With the intensification of people in urban areas, many challenges such as sustainability, economic growth, poverty reduction, and increasing infrastructure and transportation capacities have also increased.


Waterloo Warriors director of athletics to step down

WATERLOO – Bob Copeland, director of athletics at the University of Waterloo, announced Friday that he will step down from his role on November 1, 2013.


Communitech introduces NEW Improved HYPERDRIVE

Seed-accelerator pivots in time for arrival of Cohort 3

Waterloo Region – Communitech announced that it is fine tuning its startup accelerator HYPERDRIVE to provide greater support for early-stage technology companies. While already one of the most successful seed-accelerators in Canada, Communitech continues to innovate and iterate to ensure that it remains globally competitive.

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