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Tuesday February 19, 2013

Ted Talks

Miguel Nicolelis: A monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts. No, really.

Can we use our brains to directly control machines -- without requiring a body as the middleman? Miguel Nicolelis talks through an astonishing experiment, in which a clever monkey in the US learns to control a monkey avatar, and then a robot arm in Japan, purely with its thoughts.

Social Media

Is Google+ Better for Business than Facebook or Twitter?

The New No. 2 Network is a Must for Entrepreneurs, Says Social Media Coach

In the world of social networks, innovation can quickly change the field of frontrunners -- remember LiveJournal? It's happening as you read, because Google+ has overtaken Twitter to claim the No. 2 spot behind Facebook.

Hospital Health

Grand River Hospital plans to move forward with scheduled elective surgeries on Tuesday

Elective surgeries at Grand River Hospital will resume today, 24 staff who work on 5N were recovering at home this weekend from gastrointestinal symptoms

Kitchener - The hospital cancelled elective surgeries that were scheduled to proceed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of last week due to staffing shortages caused by a gastrointestinal outbreak on the surgical unit.

Quantum Computers

University of Waterloo researchers propose new model that may make scalable quantum computers a reality

WATERLOO - A team of researchers at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing has proposed a new computational model that may become the architecture for a scalable quantum computer.

Labour Market Snapshot

Waterloo, Wellington, Dufferin Employment  Stats  Covering  the  Month  of  January  2013  

The Workforce Planning Board thanks the 30 employers who participated in this month's survey regarding their workforce. Highlights from the survey conducted in February 2013 covering the month of January 2013.

Business Confidence

Canadian Business Remains Optimistic Despite Global Economic Uncertainty

• Three in five businesses expect to see an increase in revenue in 2013
• 57 per cent expect at least moderate growth in Canada's economy
• Economic confidence has increased 20 per cent (to 63 per cent) since Q1 2012
• Booming Western provinces are more positive about Canada's economy than others, with the majority (58 per cent vs. 46 per cent) expressing a favourable opinion of Canada's economic prospects

MISSISSAUGA - As policy makers south of the 49th parallel toiled to manage spending at the close of 2012, Canadian business leaders seem to have adopted a surprisingly bullish stance regarding their economic prospects for 2013.

Content Managment

Hong Kong Polytechnic University Deploys OpenText EIM Solutions to Better Manage University Records and Information

OpenText Enterprise Content Management enables seamless integration of content with collaboration tools and social media platforms

WATERLOO - OpenText announced that The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will implement OpenText Enterprise Content Management (ECM). OpenText's ECM solution, one of five foundational pillars of OpenText EIM, enables organizations to manage information throughout its lifecycle, improve business productivity, and control the costs and risk associated with the growing volume and velocity of content being produced and published in the enterprise.


Dreams will come to life in Kitchener

Kitchener - Twenty-four of Canada’s top curling teams will still be on the outside looking in at the chance to represent Canada in Sochi, Russia when the 2013 Capital One Road to the Roar comes to Kitchener, Nov. 5-10.

Western Thought

Abolish the $3.6 billion tariff tax on the poor

Custom tariffs (hidden taxes) go a long way to explaining why prices are so much higher in Canada

By Mark Milke

CALGARY - Whenever Canadians cross the border, it is inevitable they will find cheaper goods in the United States. Whether milk, books, electronic goods or vehicles, it seems bargains abound south of the 49th parallel.

Family Business

Jonathan McCain, of McCain frozen food family, to Speak in London

LONDON – Entrepreneurship is in his blood, as the 3rd generation of an iconic and Canadian and international business success story – the McCain family. But Jonathan’s career path is his own and an inspiring story for business families.

Linear Collider


Vancouver - Canada is famous for being a peacemaker, a negotiator, and a broker of transition and change that creates a brighter future for everyone. On February 21, TRIUMF will do its part in fulfilling this role as it plays host to a meeting of the leaders of the major high-energy physics laboratories around the world.

Building Skills Competition


Waterloo - The Provincial Cardboard Boat Races are finally here! Medalists from the Skills Canada— Ontario Secondary Cardboard Boat Races (held December 4, 2012 in locations across the province) and from the Elementary Races (held last month) will have a showdown to determine who is the best cardboard boat builder/racer in the province!


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