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. ____________________ Tickets Left
Waterloo Region - Junior Achievement of the Waterloo Region will be hosting the 25th Annual Waterloo Region Business Achievement Awards at the Ballroom at Bingeman’s in Kitchener on Thursday, November 5, 2009.
DUBAI, UAE - His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan of the United Arab Emirates and David Johnston, president of the University of Waterloo, today presided over the opening of a new international campus. Students enrolled at Waterloo-UAE will study in both countries, under Waterloo's world-leading program of co-operative education.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp's surprise quarterly profit and halving of its annual loss forecast failed to convince investors the world's No.1 carmaker is back on track, as government subsidies peter out and a strong yen takes its toll.
MONTREAL - For the month of October, Air Canada reported a system load factor of 79.6 per cent on a consolidated basis with Jazz (from which Air Canada purchases regional capacity), versus 80.2 per cent in October 2008, a decrease of 0.6 percentage points.
NEW YORK - Consumer confidence fell across the board in the past month, according to the most recent results of the RBC CASH (Consumer Attitudes and Spending by Household) Index. The RBC Index for November 2009 stands at 30.2, down 21.6 points from October's 51.8 reading. Higher gas prices, slumping retail sales, volatile stock markets and continuing joblessness resulted in the sharpest one-month drop in consumer sentiment since last autumn's financial crisis.
Kitchener - Conestoga Architecture - Project and Facility Management degree students Laura Murray, Stephanie Klages and Dana Brashwere recently granted scholarships from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), an organization of professionals from around the world.
TORONTO - The Board of Directors of Sun Life Financial Inc. announced a quarterly shareholder dividend of $0.36 per common share, payable December 31, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 25, 2009. This is the same amount as paid in the previous quarter.
HAMILTON - It’s no bigger than a stamp packet but it has the potential to allow rapid development of a new generation of drugs and genetic engineering organisms, and to better control in-vitro fertilization.
Second-quarter sales at €83 million in line with targets
Paris Ubisoft reported its sales for the six months ended September 30, 2009. In the first nine calendar months of 2009, Ubisoft was the number 4 independent publisher in the United States with 4.2% market share (compared with number 4 and 5.0% one year earlier); number 3 in Europe with 7.9% market share (no change compared with the first nine months of 2008); number 3 in France with 7.4% market share (compared with number 3 and 6.7%); number 3 in the United Kingdom with 7.9% market share (compared with number 4 and 8.3%); and number 3 in Germany with 8.2% market share (compared with number 3 and 7.5% market share).
TORONTO - Adults who had experienced physical abuse as children have 56 per cent higher odds of osteoarthritis compared to those who have not been abused, according to a new study by University of Toronto researchers.
SAN FRANCISCO - Registration is now open for the 2010 Game Developers Conference® (GDC 2010). GDC 2010, produced by the Think Services Game Group, returns to San Francisco on Tuesday, March 9 through Saturday, March 13, 2010 for five days of lectures, panels, summits, tutorials and roundtable discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development topics taught by leading industry experts.
NEW YORK - The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. today reported net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX of $60 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2009 compared with net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX of $58 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2008, and net income attributable to NASDAQ OMX of $69 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2009.
* India benefits from well-functioning institutions, fairly developed financial market, innovative and sophisticated businesses, and sheer market size
* Shortcomings in the areas of health, education, infrastructure, fiscal management, ICT diffusion and labour market efficiency
New Delhi, India The World Economic Forum released today The India Competitiveness Review 2009, in the lead-up to the India Economic Summit in New Delhi on 8-10 November.
London - With the current outbreak of influenza-like illnesses, many people are trying to boost their immune systems with supplements. Ginseng is often a key ingredient, but its therapeutic use may extend far beyond that. Researchers are now investigating whether ginseng can help relieve health problems ranging from diabetes to depression to erectile dysfunction.
Technopolis Hooks Up Financers and Finnish Mobile Innovators at Money Talks Forum Nov 12-13
Espoo, Finland Technopolis is giving international venture capital investors a fast line to meet with Finland’s mobile start-up community. The Money Talks Forum matches the most prominent Finnish start-ups with Finnish and international venture capital investors and corporate venturing organizations.
WATERLOO - Tickets for the 8th Annual HO HO HO Tour For Hope are still available! The HO HO HO Tour for Hope takes place Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14. Tickets are $25 this year and may be purchased at the following locations:
VQA Award Of Excellence 2nd In A Row For The Briars Resort
Jackson’s Point - With over 60% of the current wine list at The Briars made up of some of the finest wines available in Ontario, the famed resort has again been honoured from the Wine Council of Ontario.
AUBURN HILLS, MI - CAW President Ken Lewenza has reacted positively to the new business plan for Chrysler Group LLC that was presented to analysts, reporters, and Chrysler stakeholders at a special session yesterday in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
KITCHENER-WATERLOO A new record for residential sales was set in October as MLS® homes sales to the end of October reached 579 units. That’s a 40.5 percent increase from October 2008 and the second consecutive month that sales set a monthly record.
Light, Efficient, Open: Boxster Spyder Making World Debut in Los Angeles
Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is introducing a new top version of the Porsche Boxster, a light mid-engined roadster making its world debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show in December.
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