Garik Israelian is a spectroscopist, studying the spectrum emitted by a star to figure out what it's made of and how it might behave. It's a rare and accessible look at this discipline, which may be coming close to finding a planet friendly to life.
Kitchener - MTE Consultants Inc. (MTE) was named to the 2009 ZweigWhite Hot Firm List in recognition of the firm’s tremendous growth from 2005 to 2008. During that time, MTE increased its revenues by 108 per cent, landing the company in 73rd place. The organization is also one of only four firms with head offices located in Canada.
London - Western celebrated the official opening of the Advanced Facility for Avian Research (AFAR), which includes the world’s first hypobaric bird wind tunnel to allow researchers to study avian flight under simulated altitude conditions by controlling pressure, temperature, and humidity.
VINELAND - Dr. Isabelle Lesschaeve, is leading a study on consumer response to local, sustainable and organic food claims. This work will forge new ground in determining how price, sensory experience, production practices and region of origin claims affect Ontario consumer decisions to buy horticultural products and wines.
Cambridge The Grand River Film Festival (GRFF) is honoured to announce they have secured Mr. Yojiro Takita, Director of this year’s Academy Award winning film, Departures, during GRFF’s third season later this month.
TORONTO - For the third consecutive year, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has reduced landing fees and terminal charges at Toronto Pearson International Airport. At a time when the aviation industry is struggling with declines in traffic, this reduction will result in estimated savings of $58.4 million to the airline industry at Toronto Pearson next year.
BOA in handBILLERICA, Mass. - DALSA Corporation announced the availability of the BOA vision system, a highly integrated smart camera that comprises all of the elements of an industrial machine vision system.
DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. auto sales tumbled by 23 percent in September as showrooms emptied after the government-funded boom from the "cash for clunkers" program, with General Motors Co and Chrysler hardest-hit.
DETROIT - So-called normal sales of new cars in the USA won't return until 2012, a conference in Detroit heard this week. And tight inventory levels, which have saved Ford alone some $1.5 billion worldwide so far this year, will remain the challenge for logistics providers as well as carmakers.
MONTREAL - As part of a strategic initiative and consolidation of the Canadian Audio Visual market space, Duocom Canada Inc. announces the sale of it's Vancouver operation to Evolution Presentation Technologies.
FORT MCMURRAY, AB - The extent of greenhouse gas emissions from tar sands operations is much worse than reported due to the failure of oil companies and governments to account for emissions from forest destruction, according to new research by Global Forest Watch Canada.
Waterloo From deep inside the sewers of Vienna, site of groundbreaking quantum teleportation experiments, to cutting-edge quantum computing labs, to voyages into the minds of the world’s brightest thinkers, including renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking, The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future is a new television documentary that will air October 20th and shares the coming quantum technological revolution.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) on Friday called the current dollar-yen rate "very tough," saying the weak U.S. currency made it difficult to return to profit on an unconsolidated level.
OTTAWA - Starting May 17, 2010, a new area code - 343 - will be introduced in the geographical territory now served by the 613 code. This measure is the result of a ruling by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and is intended to meet the continuously growing demand for new telephone numbers.
TORONTO - A recent survey suggests hiring new workers and increasing compensation will be the top priorities for many employers as the economy improves. When asked where they most likely will boost spending when the recovery occurs, nearly one in four senior executives (22 per cent) said he or she plans to hire additional staff and an equal number of respondents (22 per cent) plan to increase salaries for current employees.
Waterloo - Laurier biology student Emily Macdonald was honoured recently as one of 100 undergraduate students from across Canada selected to present her research at the Rising Stars of Research competition at the University of British Columbia.
New Version of Open Text Content Service Makes it Easier to Blend Content and Processes in Users' Preferred Work Environments to Improve User Adoption
WATERLOO - Open Text(TM) Corporation announced the latest release of Open Text Enterprise Connect, the revolutionary user experience for the Open Text ECM Suite. The new version furthers Enterprise Connect as a powerful content service that makes it easy to blend content and processes within users' preferred working environments.
WATERLOO WestJet co-founder and entrepreneur Clive Beddoe will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree at Wilfrid Laurier University’s fall convocation on Friday, Oct. 30. Approximately 1,045 students are eligible to convocate, the largest number ever for Laurier’s fall convocation.
"The World Bank is to set up a $5.5 billion vehicle to raise funds necessary to buy troubled assets from banks in emerging economies in order to help boost their balance sheets and free resources for crediting.
Waterloo Region - Family & Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region is in need of more foster families in the community to care for children in crisis. There are over 500 children in care, and only 300 foster homes.
TORONTO - Sun Life Financial announced it will contribute $100,000 to support relief efforts for those affected by the severe flooding in the Philippines brought on by Tropical Storm Ketsana. The contribution will come from the Sun Life Financial International Response Fund at the Canadian Red Cross, which will allow the emergency support to be deployed rapidly to the area.
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