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Monday November 26, 2012

Ted Tals

John Wooden: the difference between winning and succeeding

With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father's wisdom.

Fight Night

Fitz "The Whip" Vanderpool to fight Stuart McLellan February 2013 for his 6th Boxing Belt

Moncton - On Saturday, November 24, in Moncton, New Brunswick, Stuart McLellan (7-0-3) of Williams Lake, British Columbia, exceeded all expectations, putting on a boxing clinic in his eight round National Boxing Authority (NBA) middleweight championship eliminator against ninth ranked Chris Aucoin (4-10-1) of Brantford, Ontario. The fight was to determine the opponent for former WBF champion Fitz 'The Whip' Vanderpool of Kitchener, Ontario, in March, 2013, in Moncton.


The stress of parenting: kids' financial security and health concerns top the list

Poll reveals more than half of parents with life insurance don't think they have enough coverage to support their children up until their 18th birthday

TORONTO - As a parent, you never stop worrying about your kids. Will they get good grades? Are they eating enough vegetables? Are they hanging out with the right crowd? According to research from TD Insurance, parents in Canada worry about all aspects of their children's lives from their financial security (79%), health (79%) and education (76%) to making friends (68%) or falling in love when they grow up (59%).


Recession forces small business owners to delay retirement plans

TORONTO - The 2008-2009 recession prompted many baby boomer entrepreneurs to delay their retirement plans and stay in business longer than they had anticipated. That's according to a new report, Passing on the Business to the Next Generation based on survey data from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

Arts & Culture - Call for Nominations


Waterloo Region - Arts Awards Waterloo Region is a celebration of artistic achievement in fourteen categories at an Annual Arts Awards gala. It began in 1988, and is now recognized as a benchmark event for the arts across Canada. This year is special. It's our 25th anniversary year! The gala will be held at Centre In The Square on Sunday May 26, 2013.


COM DEV Wins Follow-On Contract for U.S. Government Satellite Program

CAMBRIDGE - COM DEV International Ltd. announced Friday that it has been awarded a follow-on contract to deliver active and passive microwave equipment in support of a major U.S. Government procurement. The funding released is to cover initial engineering and procurement activities for two additional flight sets of equipment, with the balance of the contract expected to be placed by the end of January, 2013.

Start Up

Silicon Valley Looks to Germany

Event for venture investing in Germany held in New York and San Francisco

BERLIN AND SAN FRANCISCO - Google intends to invest one million euros in a new startup hub in Berlin. The U.S investor Kennet has recently contributed 15 million dollars in Trademob, an app marketing platform. These examples show how the German startup scene has been increasingly winning over international investors.


St. Jerome’s University Launches Interactive Video to Engage a New Generation of Students

Waterloo – St. Jerome’s University has launched an innovative recruitment tool aimed at entertaining and engaging a new breed of tech savvy and video seasoned prospective students.

Pilot Project

Preferred Health Care Services Selects GoldCare MobilityPlus Following Successful Unique Pilot Project

Waterloo – GoldCare announced that Preferred Health Care Services has successfully piloted GoldCare MobilityPlus as a communications solution for their personal support services and nursing services in clients’ homes, retirement homes, and long-term care facilities.

Health Care

Ontario Takes Action to Limit Access to Generic OxyContin

Queens Park - A recent study found that the annual social costs from OxyContin abuse could be as high as $318 million in Ontario, and $504 million nationwide. The addition of oxycodone controlled-release tablets to the Ontario drug formulary was associated with a five-fold increase in oxycodone-related mortality and a 41 per cent increase in overall opioid-related mortality.


Two U of G Profs Among Most Influential Hispanic Canadians

Guelph - Two University of Guelph professors have made this year’s “Top 10” list of most influential Hispanic Canadians. Food science professor Alejandro Marangoni and Prof. Rosario Gomez, School of Languages and Literatures, were named among the “10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians” by Guillermo Rishchynski, Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations, during a ceremony at the Toronto Board of Trade Nov. 21.


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