|Monday December 9, 2013
Enrique Peñalosa: Why buses represent democracy in action
||"An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport," argues Enrique Peñalosa. In this spirited talk, the former mayor of Bogotá shares some of the tactics he used to change the transportation dynamic in the Colombian capital... and suggests ways to think about building smart cities of the future.
Tech Company Coalition Supports Global Surveillance Principles, Calls on US to Lead Reform Efforts
WASHINGTON - Today AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo joined together to propose principles for reforming government surveillance laws and practices. The companies also urged the President and the United States Congress to take the lead on reform with an open letter that reads:
University of Waterloo grad wins gold medals in national accounting competition
|George Tsai (right) with Jessi Waltman the President of the University of Waterloo Accounting and Finance Alumni Association.
Waterloo - For the third time in four years, a University of Waterloo graduate has won the national and Ontario gold medals for the Chartered Accountancy Uniform Final Examination (UFE).
Euthanasia Report - Video
"Safeguards and controls do not work"
According to Professor Dr. Etienne Montero, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Namur, Belgium
MONTREAL - At a press conference, Prof. Dr. Etienne Montero, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Namur, Belgium, gave an overview of 11 years of euthanasia in Belgium. The proponents of euthanasia in Belgium recognize that most requests for euthanasia are not rooted in physical pain, which can be controlled, but in psychological suffering.
JWT Release Ninth Annual Forecast of Key Trends
New York - Trends drive and significantly impact consumer mindsets and behaviors. Ten Trends for 2014 are: Immersive Experiences, Do You Speak Visual, The Age of Impatience, Mobile As Gateway To Opportunity, Telepathic Technology, The End of Anonymity, Raging Against the Machine, Remixing Tradition, Proudly Imperfect and Mindful Living.
World First E-Waste Map Reveals National Volumes, International Flows
By 2017, world volumes of end-of-life e-products is expected to be 33% higher than 2012 and weigh the equivalent of eight Great Egyptian Pyramids.
MIT - By 2017, all of the year's end-of-life refrigerators, TVs, mobile phones, computers, monitors, e-toys and other products with a battery or electrical cord worldwide could fill a line of 40-ton trucks end-to-end on a highway straddling three quarters of the Equator.
Peace of Mind
Can Mindfulness Raise Your Net Worth?
Meditative Focus Improves Both Health and Business Intuition, Says Veteran Consultant
Sitting down with the intention of stilling one’s mind and body is no longer the sole province of hippies and Eastern medicine aficionados, says leadership expert Dr. Stephen Josephs. Nike, 50 Cent and the Marine Corps all embrace the benefits of mindfulness meditation, he says.
Automated external defibrillator saves man’s life
Waterloo - Waterloo Fire Rescue and the City of Waterloo sing the praises of an automated external defibrillator (AED) that was utilized at RIM Park to save a man’s life.
Planning for the Future
3 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Enrich Your Retirement
Advisor Shares Steps Everyone Should Take in 2014
For many baby boomers looking to retire in the next few years, the biggest worry is not whether or not they can retire, but if they’ll outlive their savings. It’s a valid concern: One of every four people turning 65 today can expect to live past their 90th birthday, and one in 10 will live past 95, according to the US Social Security Administration.
Air pollution kills well below European Union air quality limits
Prolonged exposure to tiny particles of soot or dust found in traffic fumes and industrial emissions may be more deadly below current European Union (EU) air quality limits than previously thought, according to new research examining two decades of data from over 360 000 residents of large cities in 13 European countries.
Study finds rivers and streams release more greenhouse gas than all lakes
Waterloo - Rivers and streams release carbon dioxide at a rate five times greater than the world's lakes and reservoirs combined, contrary to common belief. Research from the University of Waterloo was a key component of the international study, the findings of which appear in a recent issue of the journal Nature.
Woodworth supports “Stateless” Rohingyans
OTTAWA Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre rose today in the House of Commons to draw attention to the persecution of Rohingyans in Burma. During his statement, he discussed conditions, discrimination and ethnic violence and called on Burma to assist the United Nations in ending violence towards Rohingyans.
City of Kitchener honours the memory of Nelson Mandela
KITCHENER The flags at Kitchener city hall have been lowered to half-mast in memory of former South African president, Nelson Mandela. “Nelson Mandela embodied all that great leaders should aspire to be,” said Mayor Carl Zehr. “He leaves a legacy of compassion, dedication to his country and selfless acts of service. His life affected a nation; his passing will be felt worldwide.”
December 15, 2013
Walk the Talk
Walk the Talk: Gallery Tour Sunday, December 15, 2013 | 2:00 PM Take a tour of our current exhibitions a great way to learn more about the artwork, ask questions, share your thoughts and ideas, and meet other art lovers in the community. All tours are led by an Artist Educator.
December 14, 2013
Off The Wall Saturdays
Dec 14 Paper Monster Houses
Explore psaligraphy the art of drawing or painting with scissors to create a paper monster house. Make friendly monsters to live in your house, and practice folding, layering, and pop-up techniques to make it look 3D. Ages 9 13
December 19, 2013
Third Thursdays Movie Night
Duncan Finnigan has over 20 years of experience shooting, editing, and producing content for television. He has produced, written, directed, and starred in six feature-length films, holds a Masters degree in screenwriting, and has taught at Caledonian University in Scotland.
Teamsters call on Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan to stop worker abuse
Workers Rally Outside Teachers' Offices to Hold Investor Accountable
WASHINGTON - Teamsters Canada President Robert Bouvier will hold a rally outside the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') offices on Yonge Street tomorrow, Tues., Dec. 10, at 8:30 a.m.