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Show entries from: January 2012 returned 162 result(s).

Statement From Minister Duguid Marking Honda Canada's Inaugural Production Of The Honda CR-V In Ontario

Published: 1/26/2012 5:43:00 PM - Author: none
'Minister of Economic Development and Innovation Brad Duguid issued the following statement commending Honda Canada for beginning production of the new Honda CR-V in Ontario...'

Ontario College of Trades chair meets with construction industry groups

Published: 1/26/2012 3:12:00 PM - Author: none
'...“I’m in the process of meeting with as many stakeholder organizations as I can. It is part of a general outreach program that I’ve embarked on to try and keep everybody in the loop as to what the College is doing,” he said... The College will deal with trades issues facing four sectors: construction, industrial, motive power and service...'

Construction access and fall protection equipment continue to be areas of concern

Published: 1/26/2012 3:02:00 PM - Author: none
'Safe use of access equipment and fall protection continue to be the two major health and safety concerns related to access equipment on construction projects, according to the Ontario Ministry of Labour...'

Accounting ambitions? Universities want you

Published: 1/26/2012 2:44:00 PM - Author: none
'...After a dismal succession of corporate, banking and government financial scandals, the sobering lesson for today’s accountant is that the job description has multiple prongs: the ability to interpret the numbers, the skill to communicate their meaning to a wider audience and the fortitude to stand up to a boss who wants to pretty up the balance sheet...'

'...skilled trades is a major ongoing focus of the industry to make sure that we’re promoting the trades, that the training resources are there and that we have the people'

Published: 1/26/2012 2:29:00 PM - Author: none
'...The top three factors impacting capacity to build were availability of skilled trades, government regulations and price variability for key materials, supplies.
'Ontario General Contractors Association reacts to Construction Sector Council profile...

The profile said that by 2018 Ontario markets will grow by 30 per cent from their peak in 2007.

Frame said the industry does not currently have the capacity to meet the demand and will be made worse by the massive predicted retirements over the next five to 10 years...'

Marketing: RIM’s marketing challenge: Revive the ‘CrackBerry’ addiction

Published: 1/26/2012 2:14:00 PM - Author: none
'...For the core clients – business people – to lose faith is a massive challenge for RIM’s marketing team. And it is a major focus of new chief executive officer Thorsten Heins, who took over in a leadership shakeup earlier this week. In his first conference call as chief executive officer, the German hardware specialist declared that one of his key priorities is to hire a new chief marketing officer and “focus more on consumer marketing.” ...'

Questions swirl over Ontario offshore wind power generation projects

Published: 1/26/2012 2:04:00 PM - Author: none
'Recent news reports about the Windstream Wolfe Island Shoals offshore wind project in Lake Ontario have spurred concerns from the province’s Progressive Conservative energy critic.

In February 2011, the province announced a moratorium on offshore wind projects to wait for scientific research to be conducted. Potential issues include how noise behaves over water and ice, foundation designs, water quality impacts and impacts to shoreline ecosystems and wildlife...'

Challenges in global competitiveness

Published: 1/26/2012 2:00:00 PM - Author: none
'...As global firms wrestle with varying levels of performance at its different divisions, their Canadian outposts often struggle to match their U.S. parent’s margins amid higher costs from fewer economies of scale. In the food service sector, dairy prices that can be 75 per cent higher than in the U.S. because of Canada’s regulated market add another roadblock to operators here trying to bolster their bottom line...'

Media and telecommunication discussions

Published: 1/26/2012 1:54:00 PM - Author: none
'The blurring of the lines between media and telecommunications is creating a formidable problem for Ottawa.

And that convergence challenge will dominate the agenda of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission as the federal government looks for a permanent replacement...'

What does iBooks mean for the eBook/eTextbook industry?

Published: 1/26/2012 1:32:00 PM - Author: none
'ZDNet and countless other sites, both tech and general, educational and otherwise, have already featured everything from glowing reviews to scathing commentary on Apple’s textbook announcement last week. Now that the dust has settled, though, and we’ve had some time to reflect (as well as use the product), is this the disruptive move that many of us were expecting? Unfortunately, the answer is no. It’s an important move, an influential move, and an “it’s about time” move, but iBooks is going to be much more of a catalyst than anything that is going to save schools boatloads of money or make the electronic textbook finally go mainstream. In fact, a closed ecosystem just might put us a few steps back...'
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