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2012-01-06 18:00:00

New Guide Provides Tools and Resources to Change Food Deserts or Areas Lacking in Available, and Affordable Nutritious Foods into Food Oases to Improve the Health of Communities Nationwide Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 06, 2012 The new Community Action Guide: Changing Food Deserts into Food Oases is intended to help communities increase access to healthy and affordable foods. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Food deserts are areas that lack access to...

2011-12-14 10:17:04

Older people and those who work non-standard hours are less likely to feel integrated into society, according to a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). "Feeling part of society usually involves participating in certain activities such as sports, the arts, volunteering or social networking," says Dr Matt Barnes who led the research. "Our research shows that older people and those who work unusual hours face particular barriers to participating in such...

2011-10-18 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. metropolitan areas with the lowest black-white residential segregation levels were located in the fast-growing South and West, according to analysis of 2010 U.S. Census results by the Population Reference Bureau (PRB). The most segregated metro areas were mainly concentrated in the slow-growing Northeast and Midwest. The report examined only metro areas with a total population of 500,000 or more and at least 3,000...

2011-09-19 20:34:12

Current policy pressures on universities to focus on improving their research excellence and to widen participation make it hard for them to engage meaningfully with excluded communities, according to research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). University-community engagement remains marginal to the organisation, funding, management and strategic control of universities. This reduces their benefits for excluded communities. "Traditionally, universities have regarded...

2011-09-07 12:59:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a decade-long rise in concentrated poverty, one in 11 residents of metropolitan areas now live in communities where at least 30 percent of their neighbors are poor, according to a pair of studies unveiled today by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. The reports, A Lost Decade: Neighborhood Poverty and the Urban Crisis of the 2000s, produced in collaboration with the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, and...

2011-08-11 00:00:00

Intercontinental Capital Group, Inc (http://www.intercontinentalcapitalgroup.com), is experiencing rapid mortgage application growth as a result of their straightforward approach to home lending. ICG is a direct lending mortgage bank that specializes in residential home loans. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 09, 2011 Since launching its new website http://www.intercontinentalcapitalgroup.com/, direct mortgage lender Intercontinental Capital Group (ICG) has already seen a 200% increase in loan...

2011-07-14 00:00:28

Strike Interactive was awarded four Communicator Awards in the highly competitive restaurant, philanthropy, cosmetics, and shopping categories for their ambitious and creative website designs. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 12, 2011 Strike Interactive wins four awards at the 17th Annual Communicator Awards in recognition of the website designs for Urban Decay Cosmetics, ReachNYC, and The Oak Room. The Oak Room website received a Gold Award of Excellence in the restaurants category for its...

2011-05-25 19:13:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Xantrion Inc., a leading provider of personalized IT services for small and midsized companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been named to the 2011 Inner City 100 list recognizing the fastest-growing inner city businesses in America. Run by Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune Magazine, the Inner City 100 program recognizes successful inner city companies and their CEOs as role models for entrepreneurship, innovative...

2011-05-10 06:05:00

Regularization of Informal Settlements in Latin America looks at awarding titles, upgrading CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today one out of four urban residents in Latin America lives in a dwelling that does not have a legal title, or lacks urban services such as water and sanitation, or is constructed in a precarious location. Improving conditions in existing informal settlements and shantytowns in Latin American cities is a necessary and worthy goal, but the...

2011-04-13 19:47:43

Crime Victims' Institute study looks at gangs and victimization Gang members are twice as likely to be crime victims than non-gang members and are more frequently subject to simple assault, aggravated assault and drive by shootings, according to a recently study by the Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University. In addition, gang members report their neighborhoods are more dangerous, are of lower quality, and have greater problems with drugs compared to non-gang members. While...