Clint Smith: The danger of silence
||We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't," says slam poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.
OpenText Powers Hong Kong's Leading EDI Platform
WATERLOO/HONG KONG - OpenText announced yesterday that OpenText Trading Grid powers Hong Kong's leading EDI platform, ezTRADE. By providing regional enterprises access to the world's largest integration cloud, OpenText enables them to compete more effectively and execute any-to-any transactions on a global scale.
Gore Mutual Celebrates 175th Anniversary with $175,000 Donation to the YMCA
Gift will allow kids at YMCA camps to set sail towards their potential
|John Haddock, CEO, YMCAs of Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo , Heidi Sevcik, President and CEO of Gore Mutual, Charlie Cipolla, Chair, Gore Mutual Foundation and Chair of the Gore Mutual Board of Directors
Cambridge The YMCA is excited to announce that they have received a $175,000 donation from the Gore Mutual Foundation. This donation is made in celebration of Gore Mutual Insurance Company’s 175th anniversary. The $175,000 gift will allow 17 YMCA overnight camps in Ontario and British Columbia, to purchase or repair 175 boats.
Western University-led study says anorexia nervosa should be considered a 'passion'
London - New findings from Western University suggest that characterizing anorexia, or anorexia nervosa, as a 'passion' will yield immediate and practical results in terms of treatment and therapy.
Uncorking Competition for Beer and Wine in Ontario
TORONTO - The lack of competition in Ontario's system for alcoholic beverage retailing causes higher prices for consumers and foregone government revenue, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Uncorking a Strange Brew: The Need for More Competition in Ontario's Alcoholic Beverage Retailing System," authors Paul R. Masson and Anindya Sen call for a more competitive system in alcoholic beverage retailing in Ontario, which would result in increased government revenue, lower prices, and more convenience for consumers.
Study: Net worth of the household sector: A CanadaUnited States comparison, 1970 to 2012
Ottawa - Canadian household net worth per capita reached 77% of the United States' level in 2012, according to a new study, "Net Worth in the Household Sector, 1970 to 2012: A CanadaUnited States Comparison," released today in the Economic Analysis Research Paper Series.
Canada Invests in Housing First Homelessness Initiatives in the Waterloo Region
Waterloo Region - Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works & Government Services, and Regional Minister for southwestern Ontario on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), announced that more than $2,200,000 in funding through the Regional Municipality of Waterloo as it implements Housing First, a proven, evidence-based approach to end homelessness.
Experts question value of common superbug control practices
Cologne, Germany - The jury is still out on the effectiveness of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) superbug control policies in hospitals, according to leading infectious disease experts in a Viewpoint published in The Lancet. In particular, screening and isolating infected patientswhich have long been regarded as the gold standard MRSA prevention strategy and are required by law in some countrieshave poor evidence for their effectiveness, say the authors.
Thinking about your romantic partner generates "good stress" and boosts energy and mood
London - New research from Western University says pausing to think about your romantic partner generates "good stress" and adds an energy boost to your day. The findings were published recently in the journal, Psychophysiology.
Crowley says Government's Internal Trade Strategy an Important First Step
MLI’s Brian Lee Crowley says success of One Nation, One National Economy strategy
will depend on government’s willingness to get tough with provinces
OTTAWA Macdonald-Laurier Institute Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley today applauded the government for taking a first step towards knocking down barriers to provincial trade with the release of its One Canada, One National Economy strategy.
CGA Accounting Firm Expands Practice
Drouillard Sambrook Kingston (DSK) LLP Merges with Cambridge and Kitchener Firms
Cambridge - In July 2012, Waterloo region CGAs Paul Drouillard, Rob Sambrook and Jason Kingston joined forces and their unique skillset to become DSK LLP. Two short years later, on June 30, 2014 the IRS-registered firm officially merged with Forsyth Financial Services Inc. located in Cambridge, and Alan Wintrip C.A., Professional Corporation located in Kitchener.
MEDA Kilimanjaro climbers reach summit, raise $276K
Supporters surpass fundraising goal
WATERLOO A group of 16 inspired MEDA Mennonite Economic Development Associates supporters have successfully completed their climb up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and surpassed their original $250,000 fundraising goal. Generous MEDA supporters have contributed $276,000+ so far for MEDA's work in creating business solutions to poverty around the world.
Wholesale trade for June 2014
Ottawa - Wholesale sales rose 0.6% to $53.0 billion in June, a third consecutive increase. Gains in five subsectors, which together represented 69% of wholesale sales, more than offset a decline in the motor vehicle and parts subsector. Excluding this subsector, wholesale sales rose 1.2%. In volume terms, wholesale sales were up 0.7%.
OpenText Launches Next Version of Document Management to Simplify Content Exchange for the Legal Industry
WATERLOO - OpenText announced the launch of eDOCS DM 10, the latest version of its Document Management solution for the legal market. With eDOCS DM 10, customers can capture, govern, find and securely collaborate on work product in a highly secure, centralized library, accessible from mobile devices, tablets, laptops and in the cloud. OpenText will be showcasing eDOCS DM 10 at booth #713/715 at the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) conference, being held August 17-21, 2014, in Nashville.
Regional Council Meeting Notes
Waterloo Region - Council Info is a summary of discussion and the major items presented at the Council meeting held August 20.
UNION GAS supports Program to Get Every Child Outdoors
$5,000 grant to rare Charitable Research Reserve for conservation programs
CAMBRIDGE Union Gas is helping a local environmental charity preserve, protect, restore and improve natural resources and the environment in the Waterloo Region, courtesy of a $5,000 grant awarded Wednesday.
World Economic Forum Announces New Foundation Board Members
The Foundation Board serves as the guardian of the World Economic Forum’s mission and values
Geneva, Switzerland - The Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum met on 20-21 August 2014. On this occasion and in accordance with the Forum’s mandate to be a representative group of key global stakeholders, the Foundation Board elected the following four members: Susan Hockfield, President Emerita and Professor of Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA; Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and Chief Executive, Alcoa Inc., USA; Jack Ma, Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group, People’s Republic of China; Jim Hagemann Snabe, Member of the Board, SAP AG, Siemens AG, Allianz SE, Germany.
Waterloo Region Regional Chair Ken Seiling and members of Regional Council will welcome Peter Braid, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo and Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Communities, as well as the Honourable Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation, to Waterloo Region today for the milestone ION groundbreaking event. The event will be held at the future site of the ION Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility, 518 Dutton Drive, Waterloo at 11 am.
Kitchener - The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony invites audiences to a special Season Preview event on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Centre In The Square in Kitchener. Led by KWS’ new Assistant Conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser and host Glenn Pelletier from 570 News, audience members will get a taste of the Symphony’s upcoming 2014/15 Season. Sponsored by Crosby Audi, the programme will include selections from Bach to A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Star Wars!