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Ted Talks

Ian Goldin: Navigating our global future



As globalization and technological advances bring us hurtling towards a new integrated future, Ian Goldin warns that not all people may benefit equally. But, he says, if we can recognize this danger, we might yet realize the possibility of improved life for everyone.

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Technology

Sony set to book loss, rivals to fare better
By Kiyoshi Takenaka

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp is set to post a fourth straight quarter of losses this week, hit by weakness in its cellphone and video game operations, but other big-name rivals are expected to have managed a moderate earnings recovery.

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Women in Business

LOCAL ENTREPRENEUR NAMED AS FINALIST IN 6th ANNUAL STEVIE® AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Kitchener-Waterloo – Women are starting businesses at twice the rate of men yet only a fraction of business and entrepreneurship blogs are written from a female perspective.

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Family Work Study

Changes in parental work time and earnings - 1980 to 2005

Statscan - Between 1980 and 2005, the time parents spent on the job rose substantially for families with children, mostly because of the rising labour market participation of mothers.

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Physics Award Launch

Canadian Physics Organizations Launch New Award for Excellent Secondary School Teachers Nationwide

Partnership brings new recognition for high school/CEGEP teachers in physics

Waterloo - The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) announced a new award to recognize the outstanding efforts of Canada’s physics teachers at the secondary school level. The CAP Award for Excellence in Teaching High School/CEGEP Physics is intended to recognize excellence in teaching physics in Canadian high schools or CEGEPs and to further encourage and promote physics at this level in Canada.

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Health Care

The heart attack myth: study establishes that women DO have same the heart attack symptoms as men...and then some

EDMONTON - The gender difference between men and women is a lot smaller than we've been led to believe when it comes to heart attack symptoms, according to a new study presented to the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2009, co-hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society.

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Financial

ING to split in two, launch rights issue
By Ben Berkowitz

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch bancassurer ING Group NV will split in two, shrinking itself into a smaller Europe-focused bank, in the most striking example yet of the deep changes the EU wants to force on banks that received state aid.

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Investment

NASDAQ Captured 33 New Listings Including 12 IPOs and 7 Transfers From the NYSE Group

NEW YORK - The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. announced that The NASDAQ Stock Market(R) captured a total of 33 new listings in the third quarter, highlighted by 12 IPOs including Avago Technologies, a leading designer, developer and global supplier of analog semiconductor devices, and lithium-ion battery producer A123 Systems (Nasdaq:AONE).

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Stimulus Money

Infrastructure Stimulus Fund Underway in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE – Project managers, developers and constructors came together today to showcase details of the Preston Auditorium project under the federal and provincial governments’ stimulus programs.

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Education Infrastructure

A home for Queen’s Medical School moves one shovel closer

Kingston - A new home for the School of Medicine moved a step closer today when government dignitaries (including two Queen's graduates and a former faculty member) helped university representatives shift earth with a backhoe at the $77-million building's official groundbreaking.

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Air Travel

Scheduled air passenger origin and destination: Canada-United States in 2008

Ontario experienced the largest traffic loss

Statscan - In 2008, more than 16.4 million passengers travelled on scheduled air services between Canada and the United States, down 3.5% compared with 2007.

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Retail

Home Hardware Dealers Honoured at Hardware Merchandising’s Outstanding Retailer Awards

Toronto – Thursday night, at the 2009 Outstanding Retailer Awards ceremony held in Toronto, Home Hardware Dealer-Owners won three of the six prestigious awards presented by Hardware Merchandising Magazine.

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Aquisition

MTE Announces Merger with McNeil Surveying

Kitchener - MTE Consultants Inc. (MTE) is pleased to announce that it has acquired McNeil Surveying Ltd. (McNeil) of Stratford. McNeil is a land surveying company offering Ontario Land Survey (OLS) services throughout southwestern Ontario.

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MEDIA

PCWorld Canada and MacWorld Canada Closes

Scarborough - Due to the downturn in the economy, a decision has been made to discontinue publication of PCWorld.ca and Macworldcanada.ca. The sites will close at the end of October 2009.

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Transportation

Carleton Professor Honoured with Prestigious Award

Ottawa – Canada’s Transport Minister John Baird and the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) announced the winners of the 2009 Canadian Transportation Awards, recognizing leadership, excellence and achievement in the transportation sector.

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Education

A New Face on Hamilton's Main Street: McMaster's Sustainable, High-Tech Engineering Building

HAMILTON - There’s a new face on Main Street West in Hamilton and this one represents a sustainable, high-tech future.

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Education

Building a culture of science, one student at a time

London - Leading scientists can have a profound effect on future life choices of students from high school to PhD level. So, as part of receiving a 2009 Canada Gairdner International Award, Dr. Richard Losick will share his research and his love of science with students and the general public on Monday, October 26 at The University of Western Ontario.

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Global Tax Report

Recession hastening move to indirect taxation, as governments act to increase revenues, says KPMG report

Long term tax rate declines halted in Europe and Latin America With Many governments making active moves to boost indirect taxes

Saudi Arabia - An urgent need for more revenue is pushing many governments into active moves to increase the tax take from indirect taxes, and a worldwide broadening of the tax base for corporate income taxes, KPMG International’s latest annual survey of tax rates affecting business has found.

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Union

CAW Reaches First Tentative Agreement with Aeroplan

TORONTO - The CAW has reached a first tentative agreement with Aeroplan early this morning. The agreement covers 900 workers in the company's two offices in Montreal and Vancouver.

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Human Resources

Making “Them” Work: MAXimizing your Multi-Generational Workforce

Ayr - The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin has extended its registration deadline for this half-day conference. Recruiters, HR professionals and anyone who supervises employees won’t want to miss this professional development opportunity to understand how to get the best out of their workers.

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Reappointment

Hugh Krentz Reappointed as Chairperson of the Standards Council of Canada

OTTAWA - Tony Clement, Minister of Industry announced the reappointment of Hugh Krentz as Chairperson of the SCC for a two-year term.



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