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Resistance is Futile

Ramanan Laxminarayan: The coming crisis in antibiotics

Antibiotic drugs save lives. But we simply use them too much — and often for non-lifesaving purposes, like treating the flu and even raising cheaper chickens. The result, says researcher Ramanan Laxminarayan, is that the drugs will stop working for everyone, as the bacteria they target grow more and more resistant.

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Engines of GDP

Study: Metropolitan gross domestic product: Experimental estimates, 2001 to 2009

Almost all the CMAs from Manitoba west (8 of 9) increased their GDP share, while a minority of CMAs from Ontario east (9 of 24) gained GDP share.

Ottawa - Toronto continues to be Canada's largest metropolitan economy, accounting for 19% of the national total. However, growth through the 2000s shifted towards western CMAs. The CMAs of Calgary and Edmonton, which combined have less than half of Toronto's population, together gained close to the same amount of GDP (+$62 billion versus +$71 billion) between 2001 and 2009.

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Concert Master

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Announces Award-Winning Canadian Concertmaster



Kitchener - The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS) is delighted to announce Bénédicte Lauzière as the new concertmaster. The recent winner of the Prix d’Europe was hired after an extensive search that attracted over 50 applicants. “We are thrilled to welcome Bénédicte to the orchestra,” commented John Helmers, Chair of the search committee. “She is a wonderful musician who demonstrates a musical maturity beyond her years. During her audition she impressed the committee and the comment most heard was how much committee members were looking forward to playing in the orchestra with her.”

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Bloomberg Video

The Book Donald Trump Doesn’t Want You to Read

Bloomberg - Vicky Ward, author of “The Liar’s Ball,” talks with Betty Liu about her book that lifts the veil on the business dealings behind the scenes in New York City real estate, focusing on the fight for the GM Building, and why Donald Trump doesn’t want you to read the book. She speaks on “In The Loop.”

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Retirement Planning

How is a Woman’s Retirement Plan Like a Smartphone?

Financial Expert Offers 3 Tips for Getting Smart about Retirement Planning

Financial strategist Donna M. Phelan, author of “Women, Money and Prosperity: A Sister’s Perspective on How to Retire Well,” relates the story of Wanda Strong – one of four sisters – one married, one widowed, one divorced and one who never married.

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Bloomberg - Video

Russians Blame U.S., not Putin for Economic Woes: Dhand

Bloomberg - Olivia Dhand, vice president at Teneo Intelligence, talks with Francine Lacqua about the slowing of Russia’s economy and the fall of the ruble as sanctions from the United States and Europe take hold while oil prices continue to plunge. She speaks on “The Pulse.”

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Health Care

Indigenous Health: Finding a Better Way

U of T conference examines how to deliver better healthcare to Indigenous Canadians

TORONTO – Canada’s Indigenous people suffer from very high rates of disease, injury and malnutrition. The University of Toronto is tackling problems like these with the first conference to educate doctors, nurses and other providers on how to better care for this population.

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Access

Carleton University Launches New Minor in Disability Studies

Latest in Strong Line of Initiatives and Programs Dedicated to Accessibility

Ottawa - This fall, Carleton University launched a minor in Disability Studies. The multifaceted and interdisciplinary Disability Studies minor provides a broader understanding of the experience of countless people living with, or who are affected by, any form of disability; be it learning, physical, mental or otherwise. “The study of disability is an internationally emerging field of study in academia.

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Hockey Starter

First Save is the Biggest One

Kitchener Broker Donates Goalie Equipment to 5-7 year old Goalie

Kitchener - The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) has sponsored the purchase of 40 goalie kits which includes a bag, chest protector, pads, blocker, catcher’s glove, stick and goaltender resources for the chosen OMHA local hockey association. Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd. was selected as a goalie kit ‘pick up’ location in Kitchener Ontario, as part of the ‘Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) and IBAO Goaltender Assist Program’.

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Trust

National survey reveals an ethical "crisis" in Canadian politics

Public perception: politicians remain less trustworthy than business leaders, journalists

Toronto - Canadians rate politicians as among the most mistrusted professionals in Canada, which affects how they vote, according to a new national study from the Ted Rogers School of Management’s Jim Pattison Ethical Leadership Education and Research Program. “These results suggest Canadians are facing a crisis of confidence in the integrity of their politicians at all levels of government. This is bad for democracy in Canada,” says Professor Chris MacDonald, director of the program at Ted Rogers School of Management, and co-author of the study.

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Hockey Starter

First Save is the Biggest One

Kitchener Broker Donates Goalie Equipment to 5-7 year old Goalie

Kitchener - The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) has sponsored the purchase of 40 goalie kits which includes a bag, chest protector, pads, blocker, catcher’s glove, stick and goaltender resources for the chosen OMHA local hockey association. Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd. was selected as a goalie kit ‘pick up’ location in Kitchener Ontario, as part of the ‘Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) and IBAO Goaltender Assist Program’.

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Bloomberg - Video

What China's Newest Fighter Jet Looks Like

Bloomberg - China’s Air Force is set to debut its newest fighter jet this week at an airshow with senior U.S. officers looking on, another effort to showcase its rising military clout in Asia. Bloomberg's Clement Tan has more on "First Up."

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Bloomberg - Video

Obama: Regulate Internet Like Telephone Companies

Bloomberg- President Barack Obama called for the “strongest possible rules” to protect the open Internet saying there shouldn’t be “fast lanes” and high-speed service should be regulated.

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Bloomberg - Video

Why Comcast Doesn’t Like What the President Just Said

Bloomberg - President Barack Obama called for the “strongest possible rules” to protect the open Internet, saying that there shouldn’t be “fast lanes” and high-speed service should be regulated. Bloomberg “Lunch Money” Host Olivia Sterns reports.

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Digital World

Global Sponsors Help Create a Digital-First World for OpenText Enterprise World 2014 Attendees

WATERLOO - OpenText announced the premier sponsors of this week's Enterprise World 2014 conference. The 16th annual Enterprise World, November 9-14 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL, features leading experts and thought-leaders who can help organizations transform for the Digital-First World through the strategic adoption of Enterprise Information Management solutions.

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Governance

Politics and Poor Policies Could Hamper Efforts to Tackle Major Global Challenges

The 10 trending global challenges identified in World Economic Forum’s Outlook on the Global Agenda are common across all countries and require the collaboration of all stakeholders to address them

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Politics, poor governance and government inaction risk undermining the capacity of countries to address the most pressing global challenges, business, academic and international organization leaders warned participants on the second day of the Summit on the Global Agenda. The Outlook on the Global Agenda report identified the top 10 trends for 2015 based on a survey of almost 1,800 experts from the Forum’s Network of Global Agenda Councils and other Forum communities on what they believe will preoccupy leaders over the coming 12-18 months. The top three trends are: deepening income inequality, persistent jobless growth and lack of leadership.

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Limited Tours

Guidelines limiting duration of overseas deployment prevent mental health problems in UK troops

London, UK - Prolonged periods of deployment among the UK’s armed forces have fallen since the introduction of the “Harmony Guidelines” to limit tours of overseas duty—which might have led to a reduction in mental health problems, new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal suggests.

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Wearable Technology

Durham College receives additional $20,000 in Ontario Centres of Excellence funding to support work with IFTech Inventing Future Technology Inc.

Funding will enable college to continue ongoing applied research related to wireless gaming technology

Oshawa – The Durham College (DC) Office of Research Services and Innovation (ORSI) announced that it has received $20,000 in additional funding from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) to support its ongoing applied research work with IFTech Inventing Future Technology Inc. (IFTech), an Oshawa-based start-up company that specializes in wearable technology related to immersive gaming and virtual world simulation.

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