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Tuesday July 30, 2013

Ted Talks - Cool

Bastian Schaefer: A 3D-printed jumbo jet?

Designer Bastian Schaefer shows off a speculative design for the future of jet planes, with a skeleton inspired by strong, flexible, natural forms and by the needs of the world's, ahem, growing population. Imagine an airplane that's full of light and space -- and built up from generative parts in a 3D printer.

Ars & Culture

New Passport To Play Contest

WATERLOO REGION - The Region of Waterloo has collaborated with ten local cultural attractions and The ArtWorks Project to launch a new 2013 Passport to Play contest. The new Passport to Play contest offers a grand prize of $500 donated courtesy of The ArtWorks Project as well as secondary prizes that include dinner packages for local restaurants, overnight accommodations in local hotels, participating museum prize packs, and more.


TD Bank Group announces severe weather-related impact and TD Insurance third-quarter loss

TORONTO - TD Bank Group (TD) announced today that it expects to report a third-quarter net loss in its insurance business, estimated in the range of $240 million to $290 million after tax that will be reflected in TD's Wealth and Insurance segment. The expected loss is a result of charges of approximately $418 million after tax ($565 million before tax) or 45 cents per share on a fully diluted basis, from a combination of severe weather-related impact and increased general insurance claims. Excluding these charges, Q3 2013 insurance earnings are estimated to be in the range of $130 million to $180 million after tax.

Quality of life

New model shows that some children can outgrow obesity without losing weight, but girls may find it more difficult than boys

A new study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology reveals a sophisticated new model showing how excessive calorie intake affects the weight of children and adolescents, which could lead to improved weight loss interventions for obese and overweight children.

Union Statement

Stop wooing Verizon, says union

OTTAWA - The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada stridently opposes advantages the Harper government is offering New York-based Verizon Communications to take over Canada's telecommunications.


WestJet reports record second quarter net earnings

Airline achieves earnings per share of $0.34, up 10 per cent

CALGARY - WestJet announced its 33rd consecutive quarter of profitability, with record second quarter net earnings of $44.7 million, or $0.34 per diluted share. This compares with the net earnings of $42.5 million, or $0.31 per diluted share reported in the second quarter of 2012. These results include $8.4 million of one-time pre-tax transition costs associated with WestJet's business transformation initiative. Based on the trailing twelve months, the airline achieved a return on invested capital of 14.4 per cent, up from the 14.3 per cent reported in the previous quarter.

Column - Finance

3 Things Every Woman Should Know - About Herself & Her Money

‘It’s a Relationship That’s Not Going Away,’ Advises Female Financial Expert

If you’re a woman, chances are good that in the years ahead, it will be you and you alone who’s responsible for managing your money. That could be a problem: Even among the very affluent, many women admit they know little to nothing about bigger-picture money concerns such as financial planning and investment management, according to a recent survey.


Dubai Joins League of Global Cities with Opening of World-renowned supperclub Brand

DUBAI, UAE, - The globally acclaimed supperclub brand from the creative capital Amsterdam has officially opened its doors to a new address in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai. Located at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, the Ottoman inspired luxury resort on Palm Jumeirah, supperclub Dubai has officially been added to a league of global cities including Istanbul, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London.

Column - Leadership

Can You be the Next Business Thought Leader?

Corporate Thought Leader Architect Shares Tips

Plug “thought leader architect” into the title field of a LinkedIn search and only one name pops up: Mitchell Levy, CEO of THiNKaha and author of the new book, “#Creating Thought Leaders Tweet,”.

Special Events

October 26-27, 2013

Studio Tour Celebrates 11th annual studio tour

St. Jacobs - The Kissing Bridge Trail 11th Annual Studio Tour will be held on Saturday October 26th and Sunday October 27th, 2013. Visitors will meet artists keen to share their passion during the tour. Local artists and artisans showcasing and selling their original artwork from their studios in Woolwich Township area and countryside surrounding the Kissing Bridge Trail, including studios in St. Jacobs and Elmira.

Arts & Culture

Meet Four Practically Perfect Children

GRAND BEND – In less than two weeks, four young Canadian performers will take the stage to portray the Banks children in Drayton Entertainment’s production of Mary Poppins at the Huron Country Playhouse. Avery Kadish and Hadley Mustakas will alternate in the role of Jane Banks while Trek Buccino and Jayden Greig alternate in the role of Michael Banks during the show’s four week run.


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