Travis Kalanick: Uber's plan to get more people into fewer cars
Uber didn't start out with grand ambitions to cut congestion and pollution. But as the company took off, co-founder Travis Kalanick wondered if there was a way to get people using Uber along the same routes to share rides, reducing costs and carbon footprint along the way. The result: uberPOOL, the company's carpooling service, which in its first eight months took 7.9 million miles off the roads and 1,400 metric tons of carbon dioxide out of the air in Los Angeles.
University of Waterloo to enhance facilities for student recreation and wellness
Waterloo - The University of Waterloo is set to enhance social, study, dining and recreation space at the heart of campus with a massive 63,000-square foot expansion of its Student Life Centre (SLC) and the Physical Activities Complex (PAC).
Perimeter Director Recieves Physics Leadership Award
The American Institute of Physics has recognized Neil Turok with its prestigious Tate Medal.
College Park, MD - The American Institute of Physics (AIP) announced this week that it has awarded its 2016 John Torrence Tate Award for International Leadership in Physics to Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok.
10 Best Practices For Digital Ad Breakthrough
With the overflow of content available today, how do you get viewers' attention? Advice on how to break through the noise. by Peter Minnium
With the proliferation of content and the rise of multimedia tasking, it’s harder than ever for ads to break through to viewers. Previously, in “Pay Attention! 3 Steps to Digital Advertising Breakthrough,” I laid out the challenging course that communications must traverse to be successful in being linked to the brand, conveying a message, changing attitudes and driving favorability, persuasion and action.
Canadian international merchandise trade for January 2016
Ottawa - Canada's imports increased 1.1% in January to $46.7 billion. Import volumes increased 1.6% while prices were down 0.5%. Exports totalled $46.0 billion, up 1.0% from December. Export volumes rose 3.6% and prices declined 2.5%. Consequently, Canada's merchandise trade deficit with the world widened from $631 million in December to $655 million in January.
Ontario Municipalities Demand an End to Wind Power Contracts
Wellington - Led by the Township of Wainfleet, 52 municipalities in Ontario now support a resolution calling on the Ontario government to halt plans to issue new contracts for wind power generation.
Ontario Investing In Advanced Automotive and Transportation Sectors
Business Growth Initiative to Support Innovation and Competitiveness
Queens Park - Ontario is putting its Business Growth Initiative into action by making critical investments to strengthen competitiveness and support innovation in the automotive and transportation sectors.
Allergy and Immunology
Eating peanut in early years reduces the risk of peanut allergy, even with later avoidance
New England Journal of Medicine Peanut Study Makes Debut at AAAAI Annual Meeting
Los Angeles, CA Researchers from Kings College in London are reporting that infants who have been introduced to peanuts early in life are less likely to develop peanut allergies, even if they stop eating peanut around the age of five.
Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, fourth quarter 2015
Labour productivity growth slows in fourth quarter
Ottawa - Labour productivity of Canadian businesses edged up 0.1% in the fourth quarter, following a 0.4% gain in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, business output and hours worked remained at almost the same levels as in the previous quarter.
Architectural, Engineering and Related Services Price Index, fourth quarter 2015
Ottawa - The Architectural, Engineering and Related Services Price Index (AESPI) showed no change in the fourth quarter compared with the previous quarter.
GRCA board approves 2016 budget
Cambridge - The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) will spend about $31 million this year on programs that protect water quality, reduce flood damages, protect natural areas, support responsible development and provide outdoor recreation and environmental education.
Study Customer Service
Study Finds the Effort Companies Make to Resolve Issues Isn’t Enough
Over Half of Customers Think They are Working Harder Than Companies to Fix Problems
New York, NY When a customer service issue arises, it’s generally agreed among the C-suite that their company is doing a good job at resolving it. However, new research from Ipsos Loyalty reveals that isn’t exactly true. The study, which covers seven sectors across the U.S., found that, all too often, customers believe they are putting in more effort than companies to get things resolved following a negative complaint or incident.
OPG Reports 2015 Financial Results
Strong operating and financial results position OPG well for the refurbishment of the Darlington station
Toronto - Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG or Company) reported net income attributable to the Shareholder of $402 million for 2015, down from $561 million excluding extraordinary gain in 2014. The decreased earnings were mainly a result of the planned four-unit Vacuum Building Outage (VBO) at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station (GS) in 2015, which reduced nuclear generation and increased operations, maintenance and administration (OM&A) expenses.
2016 Top 100 Festivals & Events In Ontario Announced
Ontario - Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) is proud to announce the 2016 Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario. These Top 100 recipients represent festivals and events that excel within the industry. Included in the Top 100 are the Festivals & Events of Distinction, a select group which represent some of the most well-known and respected celebrations in the province; celebrations which draw both an international and domestic audience.
Wolfgang Hoffmann Appointed President for Jaguar Land Rover Canada
Mississauga - Wolfgang Hoffmann has been appointed President of Jaguar Land Rover Canada, effective March 7, 2016, responsible for overseeing the brands' operations in Canada. Hoffmann comes from a rich background in the automotive industry serving most recently as President of Audi Canada.
Evok Innovations Announces Winner of Cleantech Pitch Session at GLOBE 2016
Vancouver - Evok Innovations ("Evok"), announced last week the winner of the Cleantech Pitch Session, FREDsense Technologies at the GLOBE 2016 Innovation Expo-the exposition portion of North America's largest and most influential sustainable-business leadership summit.
Laurier celebrates International Women’s Day
Waterloo In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, Wilfrid Laurier University faculty, staff and students will offer activities including workshops, speakers and an information fair.
March Break - Kids
March Break Boxing Camp With A World Champ
Waterloo - Join 6 Time World Boxing Champion Fitz “The Whip” Vanderpool for March Break Boxing Camp; Learn boxing footwork, proper stance, proper punching technique, forms and skills, defensive and conditioning drills, medicine ball, heavy bag, skilling and shadowboxing.