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Ted Talks

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.

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Restraint

Caving to cravings? Indulging in junk food linked to lapses in brain function

Waterloo - Overindulging in high-calorie snacks is partly caused by lapses in a very specific part of the brain, according to a new University of Waterloo study. The study, published in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, is the first to conclusively link reduced operation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex with self-restraint in the dietary context.

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Community Health

Cambridge Finally Gets Ontario To Support Cambridge Memorial Hospital’s Redevelopment

Cambridge - “Today marks an important milestone in our 126-year history. It is a day that renews and cements our commitment to our community and to the region. The expansion of services will serve our community for generations and is a clear signal that our patients, now and into the future, will have access to the exceptional care they have come to expect and deserve from Cambridge Memorial Hospital," said Patrick Gaskin, President & CEO, Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

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Fund Raising

Grand River Hospital Foundation announces successful 2014 Grand Ride


Part of the cycling group who raised a minimum of $5000 each.

Kitchener - Grand River Hospital Foundation was proud to continue its cycling legacy, in support of patient care at Grand River Regional Cancer Centre (GRRCC) with the 2014 Grand Ride. On Saturday, September 6, 2014, 40 riders and special guests including former Olympians Steve Bauer, Curt Harnett and KOOL FM's Angie Hill took to the roads around Waterloo Region on a police escorted ride to raise funds for the best cancer care close to home. Alan Doyle from Great Big Sea provided entertainment at the pre ride reception at Langdon Hall on Friday night.

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Start-up

Oldest CEO Graduates From Tech Incubator

WATERLOO – Randy Bird may be an older entrepreneur, but he’s holding his own in the startup world. The startup President is the oldest entrepreneur to graduate from the award-winning incubator, The Accelerator Centre. The average entrepreneur in Canada is between 25 and 34 years old. Bird’s company will be the 38th business to graduate from the program.

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Working Together

AIESEC Canada’s Executive Team Uses BlackBerry Z30s to Take Collaboration and Productivity to the Next Level

Waterloo – BlackBerry Limited and AIESEC Canada announced that they’re working together to help AIESEC Canada’s executive team stay connected, collaborative and productive as they lead the international leadership-development organization. Over the next 12 months AIESEC Canada’s seven-person executive team will be equipped with BlackBerry Z30s to help them manage their demanding schedule and document their experiences.

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Digital Security - infographic

Canadians anticipate a more connected world in 2025, but have concerns about security and privacy

Canadian consumers believe that technology will significantly change their lifestyle by 2025, but may feel hesitant in adapting to these technologies in fear of their privacy being jeopardized.

MARKHAM - McAfee Canada, part of Intel Security, released findings from its first Safeguarding the Future of Digital Canada in 2025 study, which examines the thoughts and attitudes of more than 500 Canadian consumers concerning technology trends. The study looks at how technology relates to people's homes, workplace, cars, mobile devices and online security.

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Innovation

Western University neuroscientists decode vegetative state experiences with Hitchcock film

London - Researchers at Western University have extended their game-changing brain scanning techniques by showing that a short Alfred Hitchcock movie can be used to detect consciousness in vegetative state patients. The study included a Canadian participant who had been entirely unresponsive for 16 years, but is now known to be aware and able to follow the plot of movies.

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Manufacturing

Manufacturers Moving to be Closer to Consumers as New Technologies and Mass Customisation Shift Global Trends in Manufacturing

BERLIN - The emergence and adoption of new technologies, including 3D printing, Collaborative Robots and Big-Data, are now the driving forces in global manufacturing, according to new research launched today at The CoreNet Global EMEA Summit, being held in Berlin. This is leading to businesses focusing on proximity to customers and the need for increasingly flexible supply chains.


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Global Innovation

Saving "Every Woman, Every Child": Canada 'Incubates' 22 Bold New Ideas

Toronto - On the eve of United Nations General Assembly events focussed on ways to save and improve the lives of mothers, newborns and children, Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, today announced $2.4 million in grants for 22 bold ideas to address this challenge.

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Innovation

Cracking the Code to Innovation - 7 Steps That Guarantee Success

Everyone says they want innovation in their organization, but when an ambitious employee offers it to a CEO, for example, the idea is often shot down, says Dr. Neal Thornberry, faculty director for innovation initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School in California.

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Opinion - China Trade

Elizabeth May: Canada-China Agreement is a Threat to Canada’s Sovereignty

"At no time since 1867 has the sovereignty of Canada been significantly undermined…" Elizabeth May.

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, denounced Prime Minister Stephen Harper's unprecedented move to ratify the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA). Ratification of the international accord by Cabinet was made without debate or public consultation.

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Impact Investing

Impact investing necessary to solve social challenges, according to new report

TORONTO - There is potential for a revolution in philanthropy and capital markets, according to a report released by the Social Impact Investment Taskforce. The MaRS Centre launched a new report Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good: Priorities for Canada. Canada's report argues that impact investment is needed to finance the testing and scaling of innovative solutions to a range of social challenges, from youth unemployment to chronic disease. These challenges "demand innovation, or they will increasingly represent a drag on the wellbeing of Canadian communities, the economy, and government budgets," the report states.

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Investing

Mainstreaming Impact Investing: A practical guide

Contains actionable roadmaps which help interested mainstream investors explore and make impact investments across asset classes given best-practices and lessons-learned from experienced impact investors.

New York, USA – Charting the Course: How Mainstream Investors can Design Visionary and Pragmatic Impact Investing Strategies, is the culmination of a year-long research effort with investors to demonstrate concrete strategies for how for-profit companies can create transformational positive social impact.

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Municipal Election

MAYOR CRAIG TO OFFICIALLY LAUNCH RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Cambridge - Mayor Doug Craig officially launches his 2014 re-election campaign today at 4:30 PM at Monty's on Queen in historic Hespeler. Mayor Craig will present his vision for the future of Cambridge. He will present aspects of his election platform and discuss the upcoming election. “I am thankful for the opportunity to run again as the Mayor of Cambridge. This is a terrific community and one which I'm proud to serve each and every day. I will continue our strong record on growth and prosperity in the next term if the people of Cambridge return me to the Mayor's office.

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Water

RBC Bluewater Project invests in rare Charitable Research Reserve

Celebrates with cheque presentation at branch re-opening

Cambridge – Today rare announces a call for applications to receive the $4000 rare RBC Graduate Scholarship in Water Research. This Saturday, RBC Royal Bank will host a grand re-opening celebration of its branch at 480 Hespeler Road in Cambridge. The Grand Re-Opening Celebration BBQ will take place from 11am to 3 pm and feature rare, with the cheque presentation at 11:30 am.

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Health Care

Study shows consumption of high-fat dairy products is associated with a lower risk of developing diabetes

Malmo, Sweden - New research presented at this year’s annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Vienna, Australia, shows that people with the highest consumption of high-fat dairy products (8 or more portions per day) have a 23% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with the lowest consumption (1 or less per day). The research is by Dr Ulrika Ericson, Lund University Diabetes Center, Malmö, Sweden, and colleagues.

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PSA

New online tool lets people apply for financial assistance 24/7

Waterloo Region – Residents of Waterloo Region can now apply for financial assistance through Ontario Works using an online application any time, day or night. This online application offers a way for people to apply for financial assistance beyond the Region’s regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. People can also apply for Temporary Care Assistance, assistance for children with severe disabilities, and the Ontario Disability Support Program.

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Environment

Smart About Salt™ training helps businesses prepare for winter

Waterloo Region – The Region of Waterloo is hosting salt management training offered through the Smart About Salt™ Council on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in Cambridge. Last winter’s salt shortage and sub-freezing temperatures created challenges for winter operations staff. The Smart About Salt™ one-day course teaches facility managers responsible for contractors or winter operations staff on methods to reduce salt use while improving site safety.

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