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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....

2011-08-18 00:00:42

New executive brings more than four decades of experience in healthcare finance and operations to the Colorado Rural Health Center. Aurora, Colorado (PRWEB) August 17, 2011 The Colorado Rural Health Center announced today that Tommy Barnhart has joined the CRHC as a Senior Advisor. "With Mr. Barnhart's expertise in healthcare finance and operations, CRHC will be able to provide additional critical services to Colorado's rural healthcare providers," said Michelle Mills, CRHC Director of...

2011-07-18 00:01:36

CRHC created the new "Partnership Program" to provide large organizations with an opportunity to support rural health care in Colorado in a meaningful and direct way. As the first official "Partner," Centura Health is investing in the expansion of CRHC programs including clinical business process assessments, billing/coding assistance, health information technology and quality improvement consulting, policy and advocacy support and much more. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 17, 2011 The...

2011-07-11 21:04:02

Rural workers have less access to sick leave, forcing them to choose between caring for themselves or family members, and losing pay or perhaps even their jobs when faced with an illness, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. "Paid sick days are a central component of job flexibility for rural and urban workers alike. Everyone gets sick, and the lack of paid sick days can place workers in a bind, especially given that workers who lack paid...

2011-06-16 14:12:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An additional 1,469 acres of prime farmland on 16 farms have been protected through Pennsylvania's nationally recognized farmland preservation program, the Department of Agriculture said today. "Pennsylvania is the national leader in farmland preservation, and today 16 more families protected their land from development, ensuring it will continue to be farmed for many generations," said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. "I thank...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.