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Ted Talks

Rishi Manchanda:What makes us get sick? Look upstream.

Rishi Manchanda has worked as a doctor in South Central Los Angeles for a decade, where he’s come to realize: His job isn’t just about treating a patient’s symptoms, but about getting to the root cause of what is making them ill—the “upstream" factors like a poor diet, a stressful job, a lack of fresh air.

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Tech trends

Canadians Love Netflix (and Hockey)

Data Revealed at Sandvine Event that Brings Leading Canadian Internet Providers Together

WATERLOO - Sandvine today revealed the latest Canadian Internet usage trends. The data is being discussed today at an event hosted by Sandvine to bring together Canadian communications service providers (CSPs) to share perspectives on global Internet usage trends and discuss the evolution of the broadband data industry.

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Appointment

CENTRE IN THE SQUARE ANNOUNCES BRUCE GORDON AS NEW BOARD CHAIR

KITCHENER – CEO Sandra Bender announced the appointment of Bruce Gordon as the new Chair of the Centre In The Square’s Board of Directors.

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Raising your Bar

4 Secrets for Breaking the 7-Figure Ceiling - Million-Dollar Business Coach Shares Tips for Taking It to the Next Level on YOUR Terms

Can both recent reports on the economic muscle of black women in the United States be correct? On the one hand, businesses owned by women of color – 42 percent of them African American – have skyrocketed since 1997, far surpassing even the impressive growth rate of businesses owned by all women. And they’ve grown far faster in terms of revenues and employees than the average for all women.

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Safety for Kids

Studying medicines in children is always possible and is in their best interest, finds Expert Panel

OTTAWA - A new expert panel report, Improving Medicines for Children in Canada, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, addresses the importance of developing safe and effective medicines for children. Each year about half of Canada's seven million children use at least one prescription drug. Much of this prescribing is done off-label (i.e. the prescription differs from the authorized use), creating potential health risks.

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Talk Series

QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT AND SUPERCONDUCTIVITY: UPCOMING PHYSICS TALK DELVES INTO “SPOOKY ACTION AT A DISTANCE”

On October 1, join Dr. Subir Sachdev for a leap into the remarkable world of quantum entanglement and its connections to the technological promise of superconductivity.

Waterloo – Einstein described quantum entanglement as “spooky,” but Dr. Subir Sachdev has a different word for it: remarkable. On Oct. 1, 2014, Sachdev will take the audience on a journey into the world of quantum entanglement and its remarkable connections to black holes, string theory, and the revolutionary superconducting technologies that may be around the corner.

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Mobile

Porsche Design P’9983 Smartphone from BlackBerry

Beyond Luxury

Stuttgart/Dubai. Porsche Design and BlackBerry Limited announced the new Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone from BlackBerry. The luxury P’9983 smartphone combines the unique stylish design of the iconic and timeless Porsche Design brand with the fluid and effortless productivity experience of BlackBerry® 10 technology. Marking the third smartphone collaboration between BlackBerry and Porsche Design, the device integrates premium quality materials such as sapphire glass for the camera lens, forged stainless steel for the Porsche Design floating logo and chassis, and a special glass-weave technology for the back door. Furthermore, Porsche Design has collaborated with BlackBerry for the first QWERTY version with BlackBerry 10 with specially crafted glass-like keys with the durability of rigid synthetic material, and a special 3D effect with silver font characters.

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Appointment

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Appoints Andrew Bennett as Executive Director

Kitchener - The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Andrew Bennett to the position of Executive Director beginning in November 2014. Bennett was appointed after the completion of a search that began when former Executive Director Genevieve Twomey resigned from her position in the fall of 2013.

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North American Wealth

Population and Wealth of U.S. High Net Worth Individuals Reaches Record Levels as Wealth Creation Expands Beyond East and West Coasts

New U.S. Wealth Report reveals wealth in technology and energy-centric cities is on the rise

NEW YORK, MINNEAPOLIS - A continued economic recovery, strong equity market performance, rising real estate values, and an "energy renaissance" that pushed U.S. oil production to its highest levels in over 20 years, boosted the population and wealth of High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs)1 in the U.S. to record levels in 2013, according to the U.S. Wealth Report 2014 released today by Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management. The population of U.S. HNWIs jumped 17 percent to 4 million and their investable wealth by 18 percent to reach $13.9 trillion. Growth rates of both the HNWI population and HNWI wealth in the U.S. exceed the global averages of 15 percent and 14 percent respectively.

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Municipal Election

Keeping us Healthy and Safe - Building Belonging Cameron Dearlove

Waterloo Region - Ensuring everyone can access safe, affordable, supportive housing Housing is a core determinant of a person’s well-being. Safe, healthy, affordable housing is the basis for success. Without it people can’t fully engage with the community and seek opportunity, and are less likely to be healthy. The need for affordable housing investments in our region continues to grow.

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Salary

Employee turnover rate continues to climb

2015 Salary Budget Report shows pay increases in line with previous years

TORONTO – Salary increases projected for 2015 by Canadian organizations are holding steady at 2.79 per cent, in line with the 2.74 per cent increase projected in last year’s survey, according to a 2015 Salary Budget Report.

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Fund Raising

HOME BUILDERS CARE “FORE” - Ray of Hope!

WATERLOO REGION – Waterloo Region Home Builders’ Association (WRHBA) welcomed over 140 guests at its Fall Charity Golf Classic on Tuesday September 9th, 2014, at the beautifully renovated Whistle Bear Golf Club.

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Inductees

Two Carleton Professors Inducted into Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Ottawa - Carleton is proud to announce that the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has included two Carleton professors among the inaugural cohort of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. The two Carleton inductees are Sheryl Hamilton, associate professor in Carleton’s Department of Law and Legal Studies and Canada Research Chair in Communication, Law, and Governance; and Stuart J. Murray, associate professor in the Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Health Science, and Canada Research Chair in Rhetoric and Ethics.

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Start-ups

Deep Trekker and Eventastic Extend Accelerator Centre’s Graduate Track Record to 40

Waterloo – World renowned for its cultivation of technology entrepreneurship, Waterloo’s Accelerator Centre (AC) announced the graduation of Deep Trekker and Eventastic. The companies, which become the 39th and 40th start-ups to graduate from the AC’s globally recognized tech accelerator program, were honoured in front of more than 100 guests at the 2014 AC Client Showcase.

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Getting to Know Each Other

Ciào, Namasté, Ola, Salaam, Bonjour, Hi!

Students across Waterloo Region get ready for Say Hi Day!

Waterloo Region - “Say Hi Day” returns to elementary and secondary schools across Waterloo Region next Thursday, September 25, 2014. The message is simple: by saying Hi, students get to know each other and become more inclusive, while promoting a greater sense of community within their school.

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Letter

When is a pay freeze not a pay freeze?

When it's a; " back-door means of giving these government workers significant annual raises."

Toronto - Open Letter from Catherine Swift, Working Canadians to The Honourable Deb Matthews, Deputy Premier, President of Treasury Board and The Honourable Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance.

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Council Info

Regional Council Notes

Council Info is a summary of discussion and the major items presented at the Waterloo Regional Council meetings on September 17, 2014. It is circulated immediately following each meeting.

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