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Jean-Paul Mari: The chilling aftershock of a brush with death

In April 2003, just as American troops began rolling into Baghdad, a shell smashed into the building author and war correspondent Jean-Paul Mari was reporting from. There he had a face-to-face encounter with death, beginning his acquaintance with a phantom that has haunted those who have risked their lives on battlefields since ancient times. "What is this thing that can kill you without leaving any visible scars?" Mari asks. We know it as post-traumatic stress disorder — or, as Mari describes it, an experience with the void of death. In this probing talk, he searches for answers to questions about mortality and psychosis and in the aftermath of horror and trauma.


BlackBerry rolls out Priv emulator for Android developers

Waterloo - BlackBerry has rolled out a new BlackBerry Priv emulator to help Android developers build apps for its latest smartphone. The tool could help developers who want to take advantage of Priv’s unique physical keyboard, which isn’t available on other popular Androids.

Environment Awards

Efforts to build environmental resilience recognized at annual awards

9 awards handed out to celebrate community action towards sustainability

Kitchener – The REEP Green Solutions annual awards event held Friday November 13, 2015 celebrated people who are building our community’s resilience by taking action to reduce our impact on the environment and adapt to our changing climate. The event recognized a diverse range of 21 nominees in nine categories for efforts to improve residential energy efficiency and improve stormwater management at homes and businesses.


Sandvine to reveal 2015 African Internet trends at AfricaCom

Waterloo - Sandvine today announced that they will reveal the latest African Internet usage trends at AfricaCom. The data was collected as part of Sandvine's Global Internet Phenomena Program which, together with Sandvine's Internet Phenomena Blog, is industry-renowned for revealing the latest facts, fads, and future trends about consumer Internet usage from networks around the globe.


Magnet Forensics Named One of North America’s Fastest Growing Technology Companies

Waterloo - Magnet Forensics was named one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies in 2015 by Deloitte. “The team at Magnet Forensics is proud to be acknowledged as one of Canada’s, and one of North America’s, fastest growing companies in 2015,” said Magnet Forensics CEO, Adam Belsher. “These awards are a testament to the dedicated team that make up Magnet Forensics who believe in our vision: to help modernize policing for the 21st century, by providing the solutions needed to deal with the crimes of today, and in the future, to keep our communities and countries safe.”


Whistler Blackcomb to open a week ahead of schedule on November 19

Since November 1, we have received 98cm (38.5in) of natural snow; Blackcomb Mountain will open as scheduled on November 26.

WHISTLER, BC - Whistler Mountain will be opening one week ahead of schedule on Thursday, November 19. The early opening has been made possible thanks to favourable early season conditions, including natural snowfall and prime temperatures for snowmaking. "Since November 1, we have received 98cm (38.5in) of natural snow as measured at our Pig Alley weather station on Whistler Mountain and we have another 45cm (18in) to 75cm (29.5in) in the forecast at higher elevations over the next few days," says Doug MacFarlane, Director of Mountain Operations at Whistler Blackcomb.


Ontario's China Mission Generates $2.5 Billion in Agreements

$750 Million in Agreements Signed in Beijing

Queens Park - Premier Kathleen Wynne concluded her second mission to China on Saturday in Beijing, where 38 new agreements valued at $750 million were signed by delegates. This brings the estimated total value of agreements from the mission to $2.5 billion. The agreements are expected to create 1,700 jobs in Ontario.


COM DEV begins work under new long-term agreement with major customer

Cambridge - COM DEV International Ltd. today announced that it has signed a long-term agreement (LTA) to supply satellite switch products to a major prime contractor. The contract assures COM DEV of $8.5 million of switch orders over the two-year duration of the agreement.


Canada must be perceived as good climate citizens of the world to prosper

Waterloo - Olaf Weber, a researcher in the University of Waterloo’s School of Environment Enterprise and Development, and a Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) senior fellow, is available to speak on the recent announcement that the entire federal Liberal cabinet will be responsible for the climate-change agenda.


Monique F. Leroux elected President of the International Co-operative Alliance

Ottawa - Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) congratulates Monique F. Leroux on her election as President of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA). Ms. Leroux was nominated by CMC and her candidacy received the support of our members. The election was held during the ICA Global Conference in Antalya, Turkey, on November 13. Ms Leroux was elected to serve the remaining two-year mandate of outgoing President Dame Pauline Green who is retiring after six years of service to the co-operative movement. Ms. Leroux was elected from a competitive field of four candidates, the most ever to seek the position in the organizations 120-year history.


OCE and CCAA strengthen Ontario-China investment ties with new partners

TORONTO/BEIJING - Building on an existing partnership, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and China Canada Angels Alliance (CCAA) are strengthening ties between Ontario-based businesses and the Chinese investment community.

Marine Duties

Rand Logistics, Inc. Partners With Georgian College

Announces Donation to the Marine Emergency Duties Training and Research Centre

New York/Owen Sound - Rand Logistics, Inc. has announced the Company will make a donation to Georgian College for the development of the new Marine Emergency Duties Training and Research Centre at the Owen Sound Campus in Ontario, Canada.

Business Growth

Confidence Among Asia Pacific CEOs at Lowest Level Since 2012

Financial market volatility dents business leaders’ confidence, but majority of CEOs plan to increase investments in the APEC region

MANILA - Asia Pacific CEOs believe prospects for business growth over the next 12 months are dimming fast. Ahead of the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting November 18-19, business leaders have a number of concerns, according to PwC’s fifth annual APEC CEO Survey.


4 Faces Of Leadership And The Importance Of The Vision Thing

Behavioral Strategist Explains How Any Leader Can Responsibly Boost Their Visionary Side

Whether it’s a presidential candidate, a corporate executive or an NFL coach, people admire a leader with vision. They like someone with a clear idea of where he or she is headed, and who knows how to motivate others to accomplish the goal.


Western researcher and acclaimed Civil War historian wins major book award

The connection between war, society and medicine is and always will be an important and rich field of study for researchers like Shauna Devine.

London - A Visiting Research Fellow at Western University's Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and a Civil War and Reconstruction professor at the Faculty of Social Science's Department of History, Devine is a highly respected Civil War historian.


Economical calls special meeting of eligible mutual policyholders as the next step on the road to demutualization

Waterloo — Economical Insurance announced that the first special meeting of eligible mutual policyholders will be held on December 14, 2015, in the Bingemans Ballroom, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ontario. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the formal meeting will start at 2 p.m. EST. Attendance at this meeting is by invitation only.

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