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Friday December 27, 2013

Ted Talks

Diana Nyad: Never, ever give up

In the pitch-black night, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, singing to herself, hallucinating … Diana Nyad just kept on swimming. And that's how she finally achieved her lifetime goal as an athlete: an extreme 100-mile swim from Cuba to Florida -- at age 64. Hear her story.


Region of Waterloo Library receives generous public donation

Waterloo Region - The Region of Waterloo Libraryhas received a generous donation for the Ayr Branch, from the estate of Mr. Thomas Taylor. The son of Andrew W and Verna B Taylor, Thomas was the oldest of four brothers. His father was a noted local historian and is in both the Cambridge and Waterloo Region Hall of Fame. The Taylor family has been active in the area since the early 1800s when an ancestor was contracted by Absalom Shade to build one of the first mills in Shade's Mills, now Cambridge.

Supporting Community

Economical Insurance support of Junior Achievement helps young Canadians prepare for a successful future

Waterloo - Junior Achievement of Canada and Economical Insurance announce their renewed partnership focused on encouraging Grade 7, 8 and 9 students to stay in school and acquire the knowledge and skills needed for their future success. Economical Insurance is providing $300,000 over the next three years to support Junior Achievement's Economics for Success program.

Arts & Culture

Arts Fund invests in 22 projects making art happen in Waterloo Region

Arts Fund invests in 22 projects to make art happen in Waterloo Region, including: Spiritus Ensemble, for the Canadian premiere of Bach/Kaiser/Handel St Mark Passion Lauren Judge, for the creation of Mathesis: Mother Wisdom, a series of nine oversized paintings and a large installation Mark Tonin, for the production of Jamland, a documentary about a grassroots music festival Waterloo Song Cycle Collaborative, for the creation of Across the Senses, a musical celebration of Waterloo Region visual artists.

Waterloo Region – The Region of Waterloo Arts Fund announces that it has awarded 22 grants, for a total of $140,534, to local artists and arts organizations in response to proposals submitted from throughout the Region of Waterloo. Since 2002, when it was established, the Arts Fund has funded 429 projects.


Dubai Foreign Trade Hits Dhs 1.009 Trillion by end of September

As for exports; gold came first, followed by raw aluminum, then petroleum oils, jewelry types and pieces, followed by cigars, cigarettes and tobacco alternatives. When it comes to re-exports; cellular and wired communication devices topped the list followed by unprocessed diamond, then computers and hardware, then petroleum oils followed by normal and sports cars.

DUBAI, UAE - Dubai's non-oil foreign trade managed to cross the Dhs 1 trillion threshold within nine months in 2013, to reach a volume of Dhs 1.009 trillion by the end of Q3, compared to Dhs 918 billion for the same period in 2012.


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