David Kwong: Two nerdy obsessions meet and it's magic
David Kwong creates illusions for films and TV, and makes verbal magic as a crossword puzzle maker for the New York Times.
Employment Insurance Stats for May 2014
Ottawa - In May, the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits fell by 12,100 or 2.3%, after a year of little change. The total number of beneficiaries for the month was 504,100.
Flanagan Foodservice names Barry reid as Vice president, SALES and marketing
Kitchener - Flanagan Foodservice announced the appointment of Barry Reid as Vice President, Sales and Marketing effective July 21, 2014. Barry will be accountable for Flanagan’s overall sales and marketing strategy. In addition, he will be accountable for Multi-Unit Sales and Account Management, including the Healthcare segment.
Economical crushes two stolen SUVs recovered from organized crime
Action taken to protect safety and financial security of consumers
HAMILTON On Tuesday, Economical Insurance took the extraordinary step of destroying two stolen vehicles that were recovered from individuals with links to organized crime. A 2005 Cadillac Escalade and a 2005 GMC Denali were crushed at Bodyline Auto Recyclers in Hamilton, Ontario to prevent them from being sold to unsuspecting consumers.
Canada's Bail System Needs to Return to Presumption of Innocence, Report Argues
Toronto - On any given day, a majority of the people detained in Canada's provincial and territorial jails are legally innocent - waiting for a bail decision or their trial. A new Report released from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Set up to Fail: Bail and the Revolving Door of Pre-Trial Detention, argues that Canadian governments need to take urgent action to ensure the bail system returns to legal and constitutional compliance.
Retail trade for May 2014
Ottawa - Retail sales rose 0.7% to $42.0 billion in May. Gains were reported in 7 of 11 subsectors, representing 56% of retail trade. In volume terms, retail sales increased 0.4%.
New name for local non-profit as demand for services grows
WATERLOO REGION - Capacity Waterloo Region has changed it's name to Capacity Canada, a change that reflects the organization’s reach beyond its home borders of Waterloo Region. “The success we’ve had building stronger non-profit organizations in our region has been noticed and admired elsewhere,” says Cathy Brothers, Capacity Canada’s executive-director-in-residence. “The need we fill isn’t unique to Waterloo Region.”
Taking Action to Safeguard the Integrity of the Health Care System
Ontario Protecting the Voluntary Blood Donor Model and Enhancing Drug Safety
Queens Park - Ontario introduced legislation to safeguard the integrity of the province's health care system. The proposed Safeguarding Health Care Integrity Act, 2014, combines two bills that were previously introduced but that did not pass before the dissolution of the legislature in the spring.
Family income and income of individuals, related variables: Sub-provincial data, 2012
Ottawa - Calgary had the highest median total family income (before tax) of all census metropolitan areas (CMAs) in 2012 at $98,300, according to data derived from personal income tax returns. Calgary was followed by Edmonton ($96,030) and OttawaGatineau ($94,230). These three CMAs have occupied the top three positions since 2009.
Grand River Hospital Foundation announces fundraising partnership with GolfNorth
KW - Golfers at all nine Kitchener-Waterloo based GolfNorth properties will have an opportunity to support patient care at the region’s largest hospital through the Golf Fore Grand River Hospital Program.
BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Now Available as a Hosted Service
Waterloo BlackBerry Limited announced that BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) will now be available as a hosted service through third-party partners worldwide. BES10 Hosted provides the benefits of trusted BlackBerry enterprise mobility management (EMM) and advanced security capabilities with the convenience of hosted IT administration.
Gene variant identified as a heart disease risk factor for women
London - When it comes to heart disease, Dr. Ross Feldman says women are often in the dark. Historically, it was thought that heart disease was a men’s-only disease, however, data has shown that post-menopausal women are just as likely as men to get heart disease and are less likely to be adequately diagnosed and treated. New research from Western University published online this week in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology brings to light a genetic basis for heart disease in women and helps to identify which women are more prone to heart disease.
Milton to provide land worth $50m to Laurier for new campus
MILTON The Town of Milton has voted to transfer 150 acres of land valued at approximately $50 million to Wilfrid Laurier University as part of its endorsement of Laurier’s plan to build a new university campus in this fast-growing community.
13 Negotiating Techniques Taught at the Wharton School of Business
Everything is open for negotiationeven prices, schedules, and product offerings that seem carved in stone. Steven G. Blum, who teaches at the Wharton School of Business, says no one has to just accept what’s offered…but first you must hone your negotiating skills.
Hoboken, NJ - Life is a series of negotiations. While we may realize this in theory, we probably don’t realize how often it applies in practice. Your work schedule, your pay and benefits, prices in big box stores, cell phone contracts, day care arrangementsyou name it, it’s negotiable, says Steven G. Blum. The notion that you just have to fall in line and accept the options you’re given is an extremely limiting one.
Entrepreneur Workshop for Women
Women Entrepreneur Bootcamp
Sessions in August & September
Waterloo Region - Through the Google for Entrepreneurs #40Forward initiative, Communitech is hosting a two-part Women Entrepreneurs Bootcamp. Increase your exposure to our local ecosystem and gain a solid foundation for startup success through a mix of core concepts and practical application:
Guelph Hydro warns customers of phone scam
Criminals posing as utility employees seeking payment over the telephone
GUELPH Guelph Hydro is warning customers about a telephone scam being reported in Guelph. Guelph businesses are receiving phone calls from someone calling from a 1-800 number and claiming to represent Guelph Hydro. The caller threatens disconnection of electricity service if an overdue account is not paid within 30 minutes through a wire transfer or pre-paid credit card.
Paracetamol no better than placebo for lower back pain
New South Wales, Australia - Paracetamol is no better than placebo at speeding recovery from acute episodes of lower back pain or improving pain levels, function, sleep, or quality of life, according to the first large randomised trial to compare the effectiveness of paracetamol with placebo for low-back pain. The findings, published in The Lancet, question the universal endorsement of paracetamol as the first choice painkiller for low-back pain, say the authors.