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September/October 2014
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Ted Talks

Antonio Donato Nobre: The magic of the Amazon: A river that flows invisibly all around us

Antonio Donato Nobre researches the “ingenious systems” of the Amazon. His work illustrates the beautiful complexity of this region, as well as its fragility against a backdrop of climate change.

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Water

Grand River Water Management Plan ready for implementation

Cambridge - A plan to address water supply, water quality and flooding issues in the Grand River watershed has been endorsed by water management agencies from all levels of government and is ready for implementation. The Grand River Watershed Water Management Plan has been five years in the making. It’s a product of a collaborative partnership of municipalities, provincial ministries, the federal government, Six Nations of the Grand River and the Grand River Conservation Authority.

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International Peace

Terrorism and drones change struggles for peace

Terrorism and drones have changed the landscape of human conflict forever, according to professors at the University of Waterloo. Experts in conflict, security, and governance play a role in researching and addressing the new and volatile threats to peace.

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Air Travel

Passenger traffic soars at the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF)

Waterloo Region – Passenger traffic at the Region of Waterloo International Airport continues said that August 2014 was "the busiest month on record" thanks to the 14,196 passengers that made the choice to “fly from home”.

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Child Deaths

Premature deaths could be reduced by 40% over next 20 years

Toronto - New research suggests that, with sustained international efforts, the number of premature deaths could be reduced by 40% over the next two decades (2010-2030), halving under–50 mortality and preventing a third of the deaths at ages 50–69 years.

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PR

The times they are a-changin’. Or, are they?

The practice of public relations is undergoing a monumental shift. The ever-evolving digital world is shifting how we communicate. For many PR firms, keeping up with these changes can be a daunting task. However, one thing in the PR industry remains the same. Simply put, it is about relationships.

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Insurance

Economical Insurance speaks in Washington, DC, on sustainability within the collision repair industry

WATERLOO — Rocco Neglia, vice-president of claims for Economical Insurance, was a guest presenter on sustainability at AkzoNobel’s 2014 North American Performance Group Meeting at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, DC, their annual gathering of some of the largest and most successful collision repair centres in the US. AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, and has ranked number one on the influential Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) in each of the last three years.

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Marketing

Budweiser's New Anti-Drinking and Driving Ad Is Incredible

Anyone who still thinks drinking and driving is a good idea needs to watch this video. It will almost definitely convince them they're making bad decisions. It also might make them...and you...cry.

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Things To Do

Holland Marsh Soupfest is back – just like our early fall

HOLLAND MARSH – What is better on one of these unusually cooler, unseasonable days of early fall than a piping hot bowl of soup – or better yet, seven samples of various soups, made from locally grown, locally harvested fresh produce?

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