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2011-11-10 12:52:17

The Government's commitment to 'localism' is likely to fail unless Whitehall departments can shed a deep-rooted culture of centralism, a new study suggests. The Regional Funding Allocations (RFAs) were introduced to enable English regions to have more control over spending decisions and to co-ordinate key policies better. The scheme failed to deliver the flexibility regional economies need to become more competitive the evidence, based on research funded by the Economic and Social Research...

2011-11-01 15:00:03

Community land ownership (CLO) is bringing people back to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and helping to create more vibrant and resilient communities, according to a report from the Scottish Agricultural College. For the first time, researchers and practitioners from across the UK are coming together to discuss CLO as well as rural health and community resilience in other parts of the world at an event during the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Festival of Social Science....

2011-08-04 10:47:00

Friday and Saturday, August 12 - 13, 2011 ACWORTH, Ga., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governors Towne Club Tennis Center will be the setting on Friday and Saturday, August 12th - 13th for the community's 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser - 2011 GTC Gives Back® Play for Pink Tennis Tournament - to benefit Susan G. Komen for The Cure® - Greater Atlanta and GTC Gives Back® Community Outreach. (Photo:...

2011-07-29 03:00:00

MILAN, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Launch of the world's first website to provide a thorough and "all inclusive" comparison of costs and travel times of trains and planes for 500 routes in Europe and North America. Not everybody knows that in our times of low cost flights a transfer by taxi or by public transport from city centre to the airport (or vice versa) can cost you more than the flight itself! Or that a plane journey (including transfers to and from the airport)...

2011-04-21 10:24:00

DENVER, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today ViaWest, a leading provider of colocation, hosting, and managed services, announced the grand opening of its twenty-first enterprise-class data center located in Portland, Oregon. Hillsboro II is the company's second data center investment in the region. Grand opening ceremonies are scheduled for May 12 and will feature tours of the new facility, product overviews, and local celebrity appearances. ViaWest is the largest privately held...

2011-03-09 00:00:28

On Thursday, March 10, 2011, both of Phagans School of Hair Design salon locations in Portland, OR, will be hosting fundraisers for the Tristan Hicks Wellness Fund. Tristan, the 2-year-old son of a former student, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in February. Phagans will match all profits raised by salon services at the Lloyd Center and Clackamas Town Center locations and donate it to the fund. Portland, OR (PRWEB) March 8, 2011 On Thursday, March 10, 2011, Phagans School of Hair Design...

2011-03-04 14:00:00

EUGENE, Ore., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), the bank holding company of Pacific Continental Bank, today announced that it was again recognized by Oregon Business magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon. Statewide, nearly 14,000 employees from 263 employers participated in the publication's annual survey. Rated as the highest-ranking bank in the large-company category, Pacific Continental's 26th place ranking marks the...

2011-02-21 01:59:00

LONDON, February 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the latest High Speed Rail (HSR) construction contract of EUR7.2 Billion being awarded in July and the EIB recently investing EUR900million into a new HSR project in Spain, it's clear to see that HSR continues to be investment attractive. As such, construction companies need to be prepared in their approach to ensure maximum success in securing potentially lucrative future contracts. EIB Vice-President Magdalena Alvarez underlined the...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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