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Monday March 15, 2010

Ted Talks

Eric Mead: The magic of the placebo

Sugar pills, injections of nothing -- studies show that, more often than you'd expect, placebos really work. At TEDMED, magician Eric Mead does a trick to prove that, even when you know something's not real, you can still react as powerfully as if it is. (Warning: This talk is not suitable for viewers who are disturbed by needles or blood.)

Job Creation

Canada's Economic Action Plan supports Canada's young entrepreneurs, creates jobs

TORONTO, ONTARIO - The Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), announced that the Government of Canada is investing in the business leaders of tomorrow by supporting the Canadian Youth Business Foundation.

Health Bil

Bill 2, Meningitis Awareness Day Act, 2010 Passes Second Reading

Kitchener – MPP Pendergast called on the Government of Ontario to proclaim April 24th in each year as Meningitis Awareness Day. The Bill passed Second Reading and has now been ordered to the Standing Committee on Social Policy.

Health and Wellness

PPC Canada and Organizational Solutions announce strategic alliance

VANCOUVER - Two leading health and wellness organizations in the Canadian marketplace have formally announced an alliance to provide integrated client focused solutions.

Medical Study

Study opens new avenue for developing treatments for genetic muscle-wasting disease

OTTAWA – Scientists from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and the University of Ottawa have identified a promising new approach for developing drugs to treat Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the leading inherited cause of death in infants and toddlers.


KPMG named Euromoney’s ‘Best Islamic Assurance and Advisory Services Provider’ for the third year in a row

London - KPMG has been named ‘Best Islamic Assurance and Advisory Services Provider’ at the 2010 Euromoney Islamic Finance Awards ceremony in London, UK. Now in its eighth year, Euromoney’s Islamic Finance Awards are regarded as the benchmark awards for the global Islamic finance industry.

Exercising just got easier for busy people

HAMILTON - If you're the type of person who invokes the "not enough time" clause when it comes to exercising, it's time to find a new excuse. Researchers who have been studying interval training have found that it not only takes less time than what is typically recommended, but the regimen does not have to be "all out" to be effective in helping reduce the risk of such diseases at Type 2 diabetes.


McGuinty Government Encourages Families To Spend Holiday At Home

TORONTO - Ontario is encouraging families looking for fun and affordable March Break activities close to home to discover the amazing array of things to see and do across the province.


Port Colborne Steelworkers Vote 98% to Reject Vale Offer

PORT COLBORNE - After eight months of disrespect from Vale Inco, striking Steelworkers in Port Colborne have overwhelmingly rejected this foreign corporation's latest, substandard contract offer.


Overview of first-round match-ups and viewer playoff predictions!

WATERLOO REGION – Rogers TV, Cable 20 will provide extensive OHL playoff coverage beginning Tuesday, March 16 at 8PM with a special two hour OHL Playoff Preview show.


Furor over plunder of SMB online bank accounts

TORONTO - Following the large-scale theft of their online accounts several small and mid-sized businesses have filed lawsuits against their banks. The banks are arguing that the thefts occurred because the victims failed to adequately protect their credentials.

Board of Directors

Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants publishes “20 Questions” boards should ask

TORONTO - A not-for-profit organization should choose its board members with as much care as a well-run company, says the lead author of a new guide that offers advice on finding, training and evaluating directors.

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