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Leadership

Derek Sivers: How to start a movement

With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started.

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Europe

Hollande Breaks E.U. Ranks on Russia Sanctions

Bloomberg - While German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron insists Russia complies with the West’s demands on Ukraine, French President Francois Hollande broke ranks from his E.U. counterparts. He said an ease in economic sanctions for Russia is possible. Bloomberg’s Ryan Chilcote Reports on “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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Positioning for Growth

$2.5 million investment in Timmins will maintain reliability and meet the growing needs of the area

TORONTO - Hydro One announced the completion of $2.5 million of upgrades to the electricity infrastructure in Timmins that will improve reliability, provide better power quality and increase capacity to support new growth in the area.

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Oil

Will Russia Head Into a Deep Recession?

Bloomberg – Pimco Chief Investment Officer Global Credit Mark Kiesel and Bloomberg Economist Carl Riccadonna examine the oil markets and Russia’s economy. They speak with Bloomberg’s Olivia Sterns and Matt Miller on “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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Self Perspective

Family criticizing your weight? You might add more pounds

Women whose loved ones are critical of their weight tend to put on even more pounds, says a new study on the way people's comments affect our health. Professor Christine Logel from Renison University College at the University of Waterloo led the study, which appears in the December issue of the journal Personal Relationships.

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Art, Culture Design

Toronto’s Winter Stations competition spurs 200 submissions from around the world, including China, Japan, Spain, Holland and more.

Winners to be announced January 9th.

Toronto - Sometimes Torontonians need to be prodded into heading outdoors during the winter months. That's why RAW Design, Ferris + Associates and Curio teamed up to launch Winter Stations, an open international design competition inviting artists, designers, architects and landscape architects to re-image one of Toronto’s most under-appreciated winterscapes.


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Challenge

Innovators Beware: Dangerous Intersection Ahead
By Neal Thornberry, Ph.D.

Innovation is not for the faint of heart, as Galileo learned when he said that the Earth revolved around the sun. He was scorned, threatened with death and eventually put under lifetime house arrest.

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Mark YOur Calendar

The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce

Celebrates Excellence in Our Region at the 2015 Business Excellence Awards Gala!!!

Kitchener – The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Nominees for the 2015 Business Excellence Awards in the following categories:

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Ratified

WestJet pilot agreement ratified

CALGARY - The WestJet Pilot Association (WJPA) announced today that WestJet pilots have endorsed a tentative agreement with WestJet. The new four-year agreement will be effective January 1, 2015.

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Weather

It's been one year since the Ontario ice storm -- Are you prepared for the next extreme weather event?

2013's extreme storm was not an anomaly

TORONTO - On December 20, 2013, rain, freezing rain and snow began falling in parts of Southern Ontario including the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ottawa, and Windsor. While a freezing rain warning was announced, no one could have foreseen the terrible outcome of the ice storm. In a release the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) wants to remind Ontarians that this extreme storm was not an anomaly. That's why it is important to always be prepared for these types of storms.

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Really

Quantum physics just got less complicated

Researchers show that wave-particle duality and quantum uncertainty are the same thing, reducing two mysteries to one.

Waterloo - Here’s a nice surprise: quantum physics is less complicated than we thought. An international team of researchers has proved that two peculiar features of the quantum world previously considered distinct are different manifestations of the same thing. The result is published 19 December in Nature Communications.
Patrick Coles, Jedrzej Kaniewski, and Stephanie Wehner made the breakthrough while at the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore. They found that ‘wave-particle duality’ is simply the quantum ‘uncertainty principle’ in disguise, reducing two mysteries to one.

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Debate Event

Is the Internet the Answer?

Two digital gurus, Andrew Keen and Mitch Joel, debate on the Internet’s influence on the future

Toronto - The Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA) will present acclaimed internet entrepreneur and author, Andrew Keen and digital marketing evangelist and author, Mitch Joel, president, Twist Image in Toronto’s Arcadian Court in a stimulating, controversial and significant debate at the FFWD 2015 opening lunch at noon on January 26.

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