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Friday October 25, 2013

Ted Talks

Gian Giudice: Why our universe might exist on a knife-edge

The biggest surprise of discovering the Higgs boson? That there were no surprises. Gian Giudice talks us through a problem in theoretical physics: what if the Higgs field exists in an ultra-dense state that could mean the collapse of all atomic matter? With wit and charm, Giudice outlines a grim fate -- and why we shouldn't start worrying just yet.

Liquid Beverage - Infographic

Coffee reigns as the number one beverage of choice for adult Canadians!

TORONTO - According to the CAC's newly released 2013 Canadian Coffee Drinking Study, coffee is a dominant beverage in the Canadian market. Only tap water enjoys equally high past-day penetration. The results of the research show that approximately two-thirds of adult Canadians (65%) consumed coffee in the past-day. Approximately three-quarters of Canadians aged 18-79 (78%) indicate they've consumed coffee in the past week.


Economical appoints Edward Berko as chief risk officer

Seasoned executive brings 25 years of experience in enterprise risk management

WATERLOO — Karen Gavan, president and chief executive officer of Economical Insurance , is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Berko as chief risk officer (CRO). Mr. Berko has more than 25 years of experience in the field of enterprise risk management. In the role of CRO , he reports directly to the president and chief executive officer and is a key member of the executive committee and chairs the management risk committee (MRC).


RCMP and CBSA Dismantles Organized Crime Group

STONEY CREEK - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) - Serious and Organized Crime Unit - South West District (SOC-SW), in partnership with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and assistance from the Hamilton Police Service (HPS) have dismantled an organized crime group allegedly involved in importing and trafficking cocaine into the Greater Hamilton Area.


COM DEV Announces Options on Major Commercial Contract Have Been Exercised

CAMBRIDGE - COM DEV International Ltd. announced that one of its customers has exercised options for additional equipment valued at over $15 million on a previously announced contract.

Pension Opinion

AMO and MEPCO deliver a stern warning to cities regarding OMERS pension plan.

LONDON - Yesterday at an event called ‘The Stark Realities of OMERS’ the Association of Municipalities of Ontario [AMO] and its pension arm, the Municipal Employer Pension Centre of Ontario [MEPCO], held a joint meeting to discuss the ongoing issues facing OMERS. Fair Pensions For All were humbled to be invited by the members of AMO to this event. It is clear that AMO through MEPCO, and Fair Pensions For All, share the same concerns about the finances of the municipal pension plan.


Canada’s international trade performance fueled by small business sector

Vancouver/Ottawa – During Small Business Week, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) is pleased to recognize the importance of Canada’s small business sector, particularly in the area of international trade.


Co-operators General Insurance Company Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

GUELPH - Co-operators General Insurance Company (Co-operators General) today released consolidated financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2013. The consolidated net loss was $37.9 million compared to net income of $12.6 million for the same quarter in 2012. This resulted in earnings (loss) per common share of ($2.02) for the quarter compared to $0.46 in the same period last year.


Waterloo Region’s Healthy Workplace Awards Recipients and Celebration Event

Waterloo Region – Region of Waterloo Public Health announced the recipients of Waterloo Region’s Healthy Workplace Awards Program. This program recognizes and celebrates workplaces in Waterloo Region who demonstrate a strong commitment to improving the health of their employees.

Special Events

November 5, 2013

November is Woman Abuse Awareness Month

Waterloo Region – Each November, in recognition of Woman Abuse Awareness month, Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region hosts a community awareness event that is open to the public. This year, on November 5, the question is raised “What About The Kids?” and explore the impact of domestic violence on kids.


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