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Monday November 28, 2011

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Ted Talks

Cynthia Kenyon: Experiments that hint of longer lives

What controls aging? Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon has found a simple genetic mutation that can double the lifespan of a simple worm, C. elegans. The lessons from that discovery, and others, are pointing to how we might one day significantly extend youthful human life.

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PSA

United Way KW Dream Auction offers unique twist to online holiday shopping

This year, give an unforgettable gift that benefits the whole community

Waterloo - Individuals looking for the perfect Christmas gift - one that stands out from the rest and officially earns them the title of “Best Gift Giver of the Year” - won’t want to miss the opportunity to bid in the 2011 edition of the United Way KW Online Dream Auction.

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Transit

GO Train Service to Kitchener Starts Next Month

Kitchener - New GO Train service to Kitchener will start on December 19th and make it easier for commuters from Waterloo Region to travel to and from Toronto. Monday to Friday there will be two morning trains to Toronto and two return trains in the afternoon.

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PSA

A Season Opening Event and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Quad Chair Lift

Kitchener – It's the beginning of a brand new era for skiers and snowboarders in the Tri-City area with the launch of its new quad chair lift on the North Hill of the Chicopee Ski Club – a project that cost $1.5 million.

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Appointment

University of Waterloo’s Director, Marketing & Undergraduate Recruitment, Tina Roberts, is elected to the Board of Directors at Stratford Chefs School

STRATFORD - The Stratford Chefs School is proud to announce that Tina Roberts has been elected for a three-year term as Director to its board at the recent Annual General Meeting.

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Trends

Canadian Miners Face Intensifying Global Challenges

TORONTO - Escalating social, economic, and political factors are forcing mining companies in Canada and around the world to incorporate more complex scenarios into their strategic planning, according to a new report from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. The report - Tracking the trends 2012 - provides an analysis of the top 10 trends expected to impact the mining sector at an accelerated rate in the year ahead.

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Auto

Honda's North American Plants to Resume Normal Production

TORONTO - Due to improvement in the overall parts supply situation, all of Honda's North American plants, including Honda of Canada Mfg. in Alliston, Ontario, will resume normal production by December 1, 2011 .

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Interest Rates

Government cutbacks and a softening job market will keep interest rates low until 2013

Ottawa - The OECD report newly released said the outlook for the Canadian economy has "weakened significantly" for the remainder of 2011 and into next year, says the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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Economy

Japan's public debt set to hit 230% of GDP in 2013: OECD report

TOKYO - Japan will likely see its gross government debt rise despite current measures to counter the deficit including tax hikes and spending cuts, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a new report.

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Tariffs

Flaherty announced Sunday the elimination of 70 tariffs

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced Sunday the elimination of 70 tariffs mostly focused on the country’s manufacturing industry. The relief will affect a range of sectors and is expected to save Canadian businesses $32 million annually.

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Travel

International travel account

Statscan - Canada's international travel account deficit reached $4.0 billion during the third quarter, down $106 million from the previous quarter. This was the result of a combination of higher spending by overseas residents in Canada and lower spending by Canadian residents in the United States.

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Travel

Australia's Qantas Airways expects to post up to 187 mln USD profit in H1

SYDNEY/AU - Australia's Qantas Airways on Monday said the airline expected to post an underlying net profit before tax of between 140 million AU dollars (138 million U.S. dollars) to 190 million AU dollars (187 million U.S. dollars) for the six months to December 2011.

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Markets

Germany, France eye euro zone pact, markets hopeful

Berlin, Paris seek intrusive powers over euro zone budgets with the aim to stabilize the union of 17 euro states while the OECD urges ECB to cut rates, buy more bonds
By Stephen Brown and Jan Strupczewski

BERLIN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany and France stepped up a drive for intrusive powers to reject national budgets in the euro zone that breach EU rules, as a market rout of European debt eased temporarily on hopes of outside help for Italy and Spain.


 
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