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Ted Talks

Shubhendu Sharma: How to grow a tiny forest anywhere

A forest planted by humans, then left to nature’s own devices, typically takes at least 100 years to mature. But what if we could make the process happen ten times faster? In this short talk, eco-entrepreneur (and TED Fellow) Shubhendu Sharma explains how to create a mini-forest ecosystem anywhere.

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New Orders

Sandvine Receives Over $5 Million in Expansion Orders from Tier 1 Mobile Operator Group

Board of Directors has approved the adoption of an open market stock buyback program

WATERLOO - Sandvine, today announced that it has received over $5 million in expansion orders from a global tier 1 mobile operator group for its properties located in the Caribbean and Latin American (CALA) region. The operator group has been a customer since 2012 and has already deployed Sandvine products in select markets in the Caribbean and Asia Pacific. The expansion orders were received in Sandvine's third quarter.

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Family Business Study

New KPMG study shows nearly 60% of family owned businesses are struggling to find external finance to fund investment

LONDON - A new KPMG International survey has found that 58% of family businesses are currently seeking external financing to fund their investment plans, but finding the right strategic investment partner can be challenging.

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Education

New online professional training available to graduate students

Waterloo - A group of seven leading researching-intensive universities in Ontario developed a new resource released yesterday intended to help graduate students find success after university. The University of Waterloo is part of the Ontario Consortium for Graduate Professional Skills, which developed MyGradSkills.ca, an online training tool that includes 18 units on topics such as successful job search strategies, resumé writing and professional communications.

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Nomination Request

2014 David Borges Outstanding Community Involvement Award

Cambridge - The Community Foundation is now accepting nominations and applications for the 2014 David Borges Outstanding Community Involvement Award . The deadline for receiving applications is on October 4th.

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Raising Awareness

Economical Insurance provides $17,000 to raise awareness of prostate cancer

Karen Kaminska, vice-president, sales and distribution, Atlantic region, presents Economical’s $17,000 donation to Peter Mallette, executive director of Prostate Canada Cancer, Atlantic Region. The funds will help PCC raise awareness of prostate cancer in the region.

HALIFAX, N.S. — During their lifetime, one in eight Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer including an estimated 23,600 this year alone, according to Prostate Cancer Canada. In 2014, some 4,000 are estimated to die from the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men.

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Crowd Funding

Meals on Wheels uses crowdfunding to give back to volunteers

WATERLOO REGION – Crowdfunding has been used to do everything from make potato salad to build new pieces of technology, but one local charity is turning to the popular site Indiegogo to thank their volunteers.

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Global Economy

World Economic Forum Recognizes 14 Companies from Greater China as Global Growth Companies

Companies are nominated on the strength of their ability to become future global leaders and are drawn from a broad spectrum of sectors, including financial services, retail, media, chemicals and energy

Tianjin, People’s Republic of China – The World Economic Forum today announced its selection of Global Growth Companies (GGCs) in Greater China, consisting of 14 of the region’s most dynamic and high-growth companies. These companies are considered trailblazers, shapers and innovators that are committed to improving the state of the world.

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Volunteer

Kitchener needs workers for advanced polls and on Election Day

KITCHENER – Every four years the city seeks election workers to assist with municipal elections. Did you know it takes about 450 people to work at polling stations on municipal Election Day? It’s one way to take your civic duty a step further and actually participate in democracy in action, beyond your vote.

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Municipal Election

Jaworsky Reveals his Priorities for the City of Waterloo

WATERLOO – Surrounded by friends and supporters mayoral candidate Dave Jaworsky released his plan for positive leadership yesterday morning. The platform lays out Jaworsky’s clear vision to make the city better by building on what residents love about the city by promoting Waterloo’s strengths and addressing its weaknesses.

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Cancer Study

Study of almost 900,000 people shows prediabetes increases the risk of cancer by 15%

Daliang Town, Shunde District, China - A meta-analysis comprising 16 studies and 891,426 participants from various regions of the world shows that prediabetes increases the risk of cancer by 15%, with differing risks depending on the type of cancer. The study, published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) is by Professor Yuli Huang, The First People’s Hospital of Shunde, Daliang Town, Shunde District, China, and colleagues.

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Announcement

John Doolittle Joins OpenText as its New Chief Financial Officer

WATERLOO - OpenText, announced yesterday that John Doolittle has joined OpenText as its CFO. Paul McFeeters will remain with the company through the end of September to complete the transition.

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Recognition

Women in Capital Markets Announces 2014 Recipients of WCM Return to Bay Street Award

TORONTO - Women in Capital Markets (WCM), a non-profit advocacy organization which promotes the entry and advancement of women into leadership roles in the industry, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 WCM Return to Bay Street (RTBS) Award. The RTBS Award is given to professional women who have taken a break from their successful careers in the capital markets industry and are now ready to re-launch their careers. These women are returning to roles in capital markets and represent a valuable pool of talent returned to the industry.

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Municipal Election

North Dumfries Candidates to Debate Social, Cultural and Economic Issues

North Dumfries - The Social Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries, Community Health Centre and Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank, plan to host an All Candidates’ Meeting focusing on social, cultural and economic issues facing our community.

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