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Eagle County Health Makes Changes for Affordable Care Act
Eagle County Health and Human Services are set for October 1st's Affordable Care Act change implementation. The changes were deliberated during a meeting with Eagle County Commissioners....more



Civil Society Institutions: The Pillar of a Better Future
South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT), a professional civil society institution, issued its new draft Constitution for comment. The main objective of the proposed Constitution is to...more

Colorado Springs Utilities Awards Funds to Local Economic Development Groups
Colorado Springs Utilities rolled out funds totaling $250,000 to three economic development organizations. The recipients that specialize in regional economic development include the Colorado...more

Modern Philanthropy Analysis: Vague Definition, History and Flaws
Glenn Ashton, writer for AllAfrica.com, provides an in-depth analysis about philanthropy, its definitions, and flaws, and how the super-rich perceive the needs of ordinary people or the poor. He...more

Nutrition, Cost and Benefits Study of Fresh Foods Compared to Canned Goods
A new study appearing in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine finds that canned foods packed on nutrition, affordability and safety, helping people boost their fruit and vegetable...more

HHS on National Native American Heritage Month 2013
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius releases a statement recognizing National Native American Heritage Month. This year's theme, "Guiding Our Destiny...more

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Iowa Economic Development Authority has unveiled its Project Alluvion, which will grant $18 million in sales tax rebates for Microsoft to create a data center in West Des Moines. The data center...more

San Marcos Seeks Community Development Grants
San Marcos city has recently announced that they are now accepting applications for the Community Development Block Grant Funding. Applications are said to be accepted starting on February 1 up to...more

Healthy Food Price Cuts Can Improve Diets
According to a study from the RAND Corporation, reducing supermarket prices of healthy foods increases the amount of fruits, vegetables and whole grains that people consume. Researchers evaluated...more






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Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Backs Social Saturday


Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Backs Social Saturday

UK will be celebrating its first national celebration of social enterprises dubbed as Social Saturday. World famous celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who founded the Fifteen restaurant chain.




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