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US in Crises

Hilary Cottam: Social services are broken. How we can fix them

When a family falls into crisis — and it sometimes happens, thanks to unemployment, drugs, bad relationships and bad luck — the social services system is supposed to step in and help them get back on track. As Hilary Cottam shows, in the UK a typical family in crisis can be eligible for services from more than 70 different agencies, but it's unlikely that any one of them can really make a difference. Cottam, a social worker herself, asks us to think about the ways we solve deep and complex social problems. How can we build supportive, enthusiastic relationships between those in need and those that provide help?

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Housing

Kitchener Housing Starts to Decline in 2016, Stabilize in 2017

Toronto - Housing starts in the Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo (KCW) Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) will decline to 2,615 units in 2016 and then be relatively stable in 2017, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC) Fall Housing Market Outlook report, released today. In addition, apartment starts will decline further from near record levels in 2014, while single-detached starts will trend higher.

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Economic Development

John Thompson Appointed CEO of the Kitchener-Waterloo Basketball Club

Announces “Name the Team” Contest as First Order of Business

Waterloo –The Canadian Basketball League announced and introduced John Thompson as the founding CEO of Kitchener Waterloo's professional basketball team.

Photo - Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic, Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky, Kitchener-Waterloo Basketball Club CEO John Thompson, Region of Waterloo Councillor Tom Galloway and Canadian Basketball League Founder Butch Carter.

Thompson, a long-time resident of Waterloo and member of the local sports community, brings significant varied experience of working with "community based" organizations. Following a lengthy career as CEO of United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo and Area, he also served as General Manager of the highly successful 2008 MasterCard Memorial Cup and is a two-term past president of the Kitchener Sports Association. Currently, he is winding down as volunteer Chair of the Host Committee for the community's 2nd annual "Hockey Helps The Homeless" tournament at Waterloo's RIM Park on Friday, October 30th.

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Internet of Things

The Fourth Industrial Revolution ‘is already here – and it is a matter of survival

The pace of technological innovation will pose enormous challenges to people, companies and economies, changing the way we learn, work, live and stay alive; Despite the proliferation of technology, the human factor will remain significant, particularly when it comes to setting rules, norms and standards; The world will have to deal with major ethical questions relating to the impact of the spread of technology

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – The Fourth Industrial Revolution – the rapid proliferation of technologies that will have broad and deep impact on all aspects of life – is already upon us, raising profound questions about the future, including major ethical challenges. At the World Economic Forum’s Summit on the Global Agenda 2015, which opened today, technology thought leaders warned of the impending challenges posed by innovations in artificial intelligence, biotechnology, nanotechnology, robotics and 3D printing, among others.

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Energy - Innovation

Waterloo researchers create technology to produce lighter, long-lasting batteries from silicon

Waterloo - Substantially smaller and longer-lasting batteries for everything from portable electronic devices to electric cars could be come a reality thanks to an innovative technology developed by University of Waterloo researchers.Z h ongwei Chen (right), a chemical engineering professor at Waterloo, and a team of graduate students have created a low-cost battery using silicon that boosts the performance and life of lithium-ion batteries. Their findings are published in the latest issue of Nature Communications.

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Food: Red Meat

IARC Comments on Consumption of Red Meat and Processed Meat

WHO statement creates "wow" moment with "really" another study that says what we've done for ever is bad for us

Lyon, France – Yesterday the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, Monographs Programme, under the direction of Dr. Kurt Straif (photo) announced that they had evaluated the carcinogenicity of the consumption of red meat and processed meat. The release on the report follows. When reading please note that Red meat refers to all types of mammalian muscle meat, such as beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, horse, and goat; Processed meat refers to meat that has been transformed through salting, curing, fermentation, smoking, or other processes to enhance flavour or improve preservation. Most processed meats contain pork or beef, but processed meats may also contain other red meats, poultry, offal, or meat by-products such as blood. Some examples of processed meat include hot dogs (frankfurters), ham, sausages, corned beef, and biltong or beef jerky as well as canned meat and meat-based preparations and sauces.


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Council Matters

City of Waterloo council summary from Monday October 26, 2015

Waterloo - The council summary beovides a snapshot of the major items presented at this ethe City of Waterloo's council meeting.

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Book Review

Thriving at Work and in Life is a Choice We Can Make

Thriving is our birthright. No matter who you are or where you live, we all deserve to thrive. The sad truth is that only 1 in 4 people in the world believe they are thriving, and 70% of people in the US feel disengaged at work, which costs the US economy up to $435 billion per year.

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Gender Leadership

CO-CEO Leadership Team Takes the Helm of Women of Influence

President and CEO Carolyn Lawrence joins Deloitte to spearhead groundbreaking work in gender diversity and inclusion

Toronto - Women of Influence announced todt ita president and CEO, Carolyn Lawrence, will be taking a leadership role at Deloitte to spearhead groundbreaking work in gender diversity and inclusion. The business will continue under the new leadership of Alicia Skalin (formerly VP Events & Marketing) and Stephania Varalli (formerly VP Content). This move reflects the company’s mandate to champion emerging leaders to reach their full potential.

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Dan, Dan The Nature Man

Guelph Lake Nature Centre Complex gets crowdfunding boost from a familiar face

Guelph - Ask any student who has been to Guelph Lake Nature Centre who they remember most from their visit and many will recite one name before all others – ‘Dan, Dan the Nature Man’. Dan Schneider, a recently retired senior Resource Interpreter with the Grand River Conservation Authority may not remember the names of all 600,000 students who have spent a day out at the lake, but many of those students could tell you about the impact he’s had on their lives.

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Recognition

City council to honour 2015 Waterloo Award recipients

Waterloo - The newest Waterloo Award recipients will be honoured for their considerable contributions to this community at tonight’s city council meeting. The 2015 recipients of this prestigious civic award are Mr. Neil Aitchison, Mr. Roger Farwell and Ms. Tricia Siemens, all of whom have made a lasting difference in our community. “I am honoured to recognize Neil, Roger and Tricia for their outstanding leadership,” said Mayor Dave Jaworsky. “Their spirit of collaboration helps make Waterloo an incredible city.”

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Oil & Gas

Members of NYU Community Send the University a Message: No Donations Without Divestment

Pledge to withhold donations was launched Saturday and is rapidly gaining support

New York— NYU Divest, a coalition of students, faculty, and alumni calling on NYU to divest from fossil fuels, released a pledge on Saturday to potential donors entitled “No Divestment, No Donations.” The pledge was released over NYU’s Alumni Weekend as alumni are the largest bloc of University donors. Signatories pledge to withhold all donations to New York University until the Board of Trustees divests its $3.4 billion endowment from the top 200 coal, oil and gas companies. The pledge has already been signed by over 115 members of the NYU community.

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Aging Market

Global Population Aging: The 21st Century’s Formative Market Opportunity

New white paper introduces age-friendly business principles to guide workplace and workforce alignment to current demographic realities

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – An aging global population is bringing to the fore dramatic economic opportunities, as well as powerful arguments for healthy and active aging. A new white paper from the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on aging examines how this powerful market driver is shaping the 21st century. The paper also officially launches the council’s Guiding Principles for Age-Friendly Businesses, to help align workplaces and workforces with current age demographic realities.

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Recycling Practices

7 Facilities Recognized for Sustainability Progress

Brantford, Ontario facility recognized with Bronze in Meeting Significant Sustainability Goals

HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Sonoco a diversified packaging company, has granted their self-titled Sustainability Star Awards to seven of their plants across North America. The internal awards program are given for successful and exemplary efforts to reduce their waste to landfill and implement sustainability-oriented processes.

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Food: Red Meat

IARC Comments on Consumption of Red Meat and Processed Meat

WHO statement creates "wow" moment with "really" another study that says what we've done for ever is bad for us

Lyon, France – Yesterday the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, announced that they had evaluated the carcinogenicity of the consumption of red meat and processed meat. The release on the report follows. When reading please note that Red meat refers to all types of mammalian muscle meat, such as beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, horse, and goat; Processed meat refers to meat that has been transformed through salting, curing, fermentation, smoking, or other processes to enhance flavour or improve preservation. Most processed meats contain pork or beef, but processed meats may also contain other red meats, poultry, offal, or meat by-products such as blood. Some examples of processed meat include hot dogs (frankfurters), ham, sausages, corned beef, and biltong or beef jerky as well as canned meat and meat-based preparations and sauces.

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Aging Market

Global Population Aging: The 21st Century’s Formative Market Opportunity

New white paper introduces age-friendly business principles to guide workplace and workforce alignment to current demographic realities

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – An aging global population is bringing to the fore dramatic economic opportunities, as well as powerful arguments for healthy and active aging. A new white paper from the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on aging examines how this powerful market driver is shaping the 21st century. The paper also officially launches the council’s Guiding Principles for Age-Friendly Businesses, to help align workplaces and workforces with current age demographic realities.

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