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Tuesday March 9, 2010

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Ted Talks

Tim Berners-Lee: The year open data went worldwide



At TED2009, Tim Berners-Lee called for "raw data now" -- for governments, scientists and institutions to make their data openly available on the web. At TED University in 2010, he shows a few of the interesting results when the data gets linked up.

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Human Resources

UPBEAT HIRING CLIMATE EXPECTED FOR KITCHENER/CAMBRIDGE

Kitchener – Kitchener/Cambridge area employers expect an upbeat hiring climate for the second quarter of 2010, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

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Health Care

Low Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Muscle Fat, Decreased Strength in Young People

First-of-a-kind study by investigator at The Research Institute of the MUHC finds “epidemic” of Vitamin D insufficiency...

There’s an epidemic in progress, and it has nothing to do with the flu. A ground-breaking study published in the March 2010 Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found an astonishing 59 per cent of study subjects had too little Vitamin D in their blood.

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Health innovation

JDRF launches Clinical Trial Network Centre at University of Waterloo

Waterloo — Southern Ontario is one step closer to becoming a world-class hub for diabetes research. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada (JDRF) announced yesterday that the University of Waterloo, in alliance with McMaster University, will serve as the Centre for its Clinical Trial Network.

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Housing

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation: February Housing Starts Higher in Kitchener

TORONTO - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released February preliminary housing starts data for the Kitchener Census Metropolitan Area(1) (CMA) today. Construction began on 168 homes, up from the 103 units started in the same month last year.

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Human Resources

New Quarterly Employment Report Tracks Hiring in Professional Occupations

Executives Express Confidence in Business Growth; Nearly Half Report Recruiting Difficulties

TORONTO - Job prospects for Canadian professionals may be brighter in the next quarter, a new survey suggests. Eighteen per cent of executives interviewed for The Robert Half Professional Employment Report said they plan to increase the number of full-time employees in professional occupations in the second quarter, and 3 per cent anticipate declines.

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Guest Column

Maximize Your Time: Achieve More with Less
By Joelle Jay, Ph.D.

Imagine you had three extra hours this week to devote to your own improvement as a leader. What kind of difference do you think that would have on your effectiveness, accomplishments, and long-term success?

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Sovereignty

2007 - Foreign control in the Canadian economy

Statscan - Foreign acquisitions of Canadian-controlled firms, particularly in manufacturing and oil and gas, drove a 10.6% increase in Canadian assets under foreign control in 2007. Canadian assets under Canadian control rose 9.9%, led by the depository credit intermediation industry.

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Chilren's Hero Awards

SECOND ANNUAL CHILDREN’S HERO AWARDS NOMINATE A YOUNG HERO TODAY!!

Cambridge - The Waterloo Region Children’s Safety Village is proud to host the Second Annual Children’s Hero Awards.

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Education

Research Chair Aims to Attract Women to Science, Engineering

Guelph - The University of Guelph announced that a research chair dedicated to increasing the participation of women in science and engineering university programs has, since its inception in 2008, engaged with more than 8,000 women and girls.

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Community

A New Belonging: Street Gang Prevention in Waterloo Region

Waterloo Region – On Thursday, April 22, 2010, the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council presents the 32nd Annual Justice Dinner featuring John Calhoun, of the California Cities Gang Prevention Network, Founding CEO of America’s National Crime Prevention Council, and author of “Hope Matters” (2007).

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Human Resources

Get Hired! Job Fair

Waterloo – Following a huge success last year, Lutherwood is hosting its second annual job fair to help connect approximately 40 Waterloo Region employers that are hiring with an anticipated 1,000 job-seekers.

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Philanthropic Event

IABC Gift of Communication Symposium

Waterloo Region - A gift of skills, tips and expertise from many talented communicators; who will provide effective, practical and creative ways to take your communications/PR to another level.

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Digital Media

Canada's Technology Triangle Inc Travels to California to Further Attract ICT Investment to Waterloo Region

Waterloo Region – As a member of the Ontario Technology Corridor (OTC) Canada’s Technology Triangle Inc (CTT) will be traveling to Los Angeles (March 8-9) and San Francisco (March 10-12), California to promote Ontario, and specifically Waterloo Region, as the ideal place to establish digital media operations in North America. Included among the reasons are the extensive talent pool, strong and stable economy and the variety of investment incentives.

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Global News

World Bank Rings Alarm On Depleting Groundwater.

“With the growing number of aquifers in India reaching unsustainable levels of exploitation, about 60 percent of them will be in a critical condition within 20 years if the current trend continues, says a World Bank report released on Friday, Deep Wells and Prudence: Towards Pragmatic Action for addressing Groundwater Overexploitation in India.

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Philanthropy & Education

Gwyn Morgan makes generous donation to Shad Valley program

WATERLOO - Gwyn Morgan, founder and former CEO of EnCana, and his wife Patricia Trottier, join a select group of Canadians who have made a significant contribution to the Shad Valley program.

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Human Resources

Employee Loyalty Rises During Global Economic Recession, Kelly International Workforce Survey Finds

TROY, MI - In the wake of the global economic downturn, more than a quarter of employees surveyed worldwide say that the recession has made them more loyal to their employer, according to the latest results from workforce solutions provider Kelly Services.

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Budget & Education

Conestoga Applauds Research Recognition of Canada’s Polytechnics in Federal Budget 2010

Kitchener - As a member of Polytechnics Canada, Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning welcomes the federal government’s recent budget, with its direct recognition of the role that Polytechnics Canada members play in advancing Canadian innovation through applied research and commercialization activities.

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Security

NAV CANADA and Searidge to Develop Video Solutions for Air Traffic Services

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - ATC Global Stand H716. Searidge Technologies, provider of intelligent video solutions to air navigation service providers (ANSPs) and airports, announced its intelligent video platform IntelliDAR(TM) is being utilized by NAV CANADA to develop innovative video technology applications for airport surface surveillance and remote monitoring.

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