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Friday October 30, 2009

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Marcus du Sautoy: Symmetry, reality's riddle

The world turns on symmetry -- from the spin of subatomic particles to the dizzying beauty of an arabesque. But there's more to it than meets the eye. Here, Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy offers a glimpse of the invisible numbers that marry all symmetrical objects.

Business & Art

Absolut Vodka Institutes the Absolut Art Award

- Keren Cytter Receives the First-Ever Absolut Art Award

STOCKHOLM - Through its frequent collaborations with cutting-edge artists, designers and photographers, ABSOLUT VODKA is a proud supporter of the arts. This year, in the tradition of the company's 30 years of creative collaborations, ABSOLUT VODKA decided to fund a yearly award of Euro 15.000 to an international young artist exploring creativity through the integration of art forms.

2009 Auto Restructuring

Rising Used Car Prices Point to Recovery in the New Auto Market, According to Scotia Economics

TORONTO - Used car prices, a key leading indicator of the health of the overall auto market, are strengthening and point to a continuation in the global auto sales recovery, according to the latest Global Auto Report released by Scotia Economics.

Education Awards

Laurier announces its 2009 MBA Alumni Award recipients

TORONTO – The Laurier School of Business & Economics is proud to announce this year’s winners of the 2009 Laurier MBA Alumni Awards. An invitation-only celebration will be held Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Toronto Board of Trade, beginning at 7 p.m.


Google creates roadblock for TomTom, Garmin, Nokia
By Harro ten Wolde - Analysis

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Google's foray into phone-based navigation makes it unlikely that TomTom, Garmin and Nokia will ever recoup their big recent investments in navigation technology.


Manulife Mutual Funds announces upcoming change in Co-Managers

WATERLOO - Effective March 31, 2010, Gerald Cooper-Key, co-manager of the Manulife Mawer World Investment Class, will withdraw from day-to-day activities as co-manager of the Fund.


Waterloo's optometry school recognizes major gift from top donors

WATERLOO - The University of Waterloo school of optometry, Canada's only English-speaking optometric training institution, will dedicate the Witer Learning Resource Centre early next week to recognize a $500,000 donation from philanthropists Dr. Marta Witer and Ian Ihnatowycz.


Economy still not recovering

OTTAWA - Canada's economy is still mired in recession and a long way from recovery, despite months of 'green shoot' speculation, says a report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).


The Twice-over

Executives Spend an Average of Seven Minutes Reading Each Resume

TORONTO - It’s usually flattering when someone hangs on your every word. For job seekers, this kind of scrutiny takes on a whole new meaning. According to a new survey by OfficeTeam, executives spend more than seven minutes, on average, screening each resume received.

Human Resouces

Payroll employment, earnings and hours for August 2009

Statscan - Non-farm payroll employment fell by 110,200 in August (-0.8%), following an increase of 27,300 in July. Half of the overall change in August came from a drop in educational services, as payroll employment in that industry returned from unusually high levels in July.

TED in Canada

Carleton to host TEDx Event

Ottawa – Carleton University is pleased to announce that it will host a TEDx event in 2010.

Globalist Award

CIC honours WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy with Globalist of the Year Award

TORONTO – Pascal Lamy, director-general of the World Trade Organization, will be honoured with the Globalist of the Year Award at the Canadian International Council’s (CIC) Annual Gala Dinner on November 3 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto.

Research Chair

University of Ottawa professor appointed first research chair in computational science and engineering

OTTAWA — Professor Stavros Tavoularis of the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been selected as the first holder of the HPCVL/SUN Microsystems Research Chair in Computational Science and Engineering.

Psychology of Sport

Dr. Fred Binding Memorial Lecturer to address athletes’ mental preparation for Olympics

Waterloo - This year’s Dr. Fred Binding Memorial Lecture in Sports Psychology will feature Dr. Penny Werthner of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Health Sciences. A former Olympian, Werthner will speak Monday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. about mental preparation for athletes and coaches for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.


Industrial product and raw materials price indexes for September 2009

Statscan - The Industrial Product Price Index (-0.5%) and the Raw Materials Price Index (-1.1%) were both down in September compared with August, mainly as a result of declining petroleum prices.

Job Fair - Ski Resort

Chicopee Job Fair 
Kitchener - Chicopee is holding our 8th Annual Job Fair on Saturday, October 31st, 2009, beginning at 9:00a.m.and to be completed by noon.

Food & Drink

InterVin Announces its Top Scoring, Gold Medal Winning Wines

Toronto - Twenty-six wines struck gold at the 2009 InterVin International Wine Awards, an intensive three-day blind tasting competition staged in September at the stunning White Oaks Resort & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Arts & Culture

Laurier welcomes renowned British composer and educator, Dr. Peter Wiegold

WATERLOO – The Laurier Centre for Music in the Community (LcMc) will welcome British composer and educator, Dr. Peter Wiegold, on Saturday, Nov. 7. Wiegold will conduct a public workshop and attend the Laurier choral concert, Images of Light, where his work, Perfume in the Desert, will be given its North American premiere performance.


Food services and drinking places for August 2009

Statscan - Sales for the food services and drinking places industry increased 0.2% between July and August to just over $4.0 billion in current dollars. During the same period, the price of food purchased in restaurants increased by 0.2% as measured by the Consumer Price Index.

Global Economy

World Bank Sees Eastern Europe Contracting 4.2 Percent In 2009.

"The EU's 10 ex-communist economies will contract by 4.2 percent as a whole this year and eke out growth of around just 1 percent next year, the World Bank said in [its EU10 Regular Economic Report] on Wednesday.


Communitech Board Elects New Co-chairmen, Adds Five New Members

Waterloo – Communitech, Waterloo Region’s innovation hub, has two new co-chairmen of its Board of Directors for the 2009-2012 term: John Keating, CEO of COM DEV, and Gerry Remers, President and COO of Christie Digital.

Health Research

New centre creates a hub for national research to improve the health of Canadians

WATERLOO - The Canadian Cancer Society and University of Waterloo are officially launching today a new research centre. The Propel Centre for Population Health Impact will recruit leaders in research, policy and practice from across Canada to join the fight against cancer and chronic disease.


DALSA Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results

Waterloo - DALSA Corporation, an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors, reported revenues from continuing operations of $41.0 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2009 and $0.1 million in earnings or $0.00 per share from continuing operations. The following table summarizes the key results for the third quarter of 2009 and compares them to the third quarter of 2008.

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