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Newswise: The Answer to Rural Woes Is Far More than Broadband

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The Answer to Rural Woes Is Far More than Broadband

CFES Brilliant Pathways

In recent weeks, presidential candidates pledged billions of dollars to bring broadband and internet access to rural America. That’s a good start, but the issue that the candidates need to address goes far beyond technology. It’s troubling that no candidate has begun to identify a strategy to concentrate on a more sweeping problem: More and more young people in our nation’s rural communities look at their hometowns and realize those places simply can’t support their dreams.

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18-Oct-2019 4:15 PM EDT

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Article ID: 719713

Pay, Flexibility, Advancement: They All Matter for Workers' Health and Safety, Study Shows

University of Washington

The terms and conditions of your employment — including your pay, hours, schedule flexibility and job security — influence your overall health as well as your risk of being injured on the job, according to new research from the University of Washington.

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17-Oct-2019 6:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720950

Islamic Finance: Riba, Wakala and Other Basics Global Business Leaders Need to Know

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The value of financial markets governed by the rules of Islamic finance has surged past $2 trillion, making it too big for global businesses to ignore. Learn the basics business leaders need to know in this Darden Ideas to Action primer.

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17-Oct-2019 2:15 PM EDT
Newswise: UK Partners With Bourbon Industry Leaders to Map White Oak Genome

Article ID: 720936

UK Partners With Bourbon Industry Leaders to Map White Oak Genome

University of Kentucky

Bourbon isn’t bourbon without the mighty white oak. Distillers have been aging bourbon in oak barrels as far back as the Roman Empire. Oak barrels give bourbon its unique caramel, vanilla, nutty and toasted flavors. Kentucky distillers rely especially on the white oak. But what if disease hits the species? How would industry professionals protect it? The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is partnering with Maker’s Mark Distillery Inc. in Loretto, Kentucky, and Independent Stave Company to research the DNA of the white oak.

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17-Oct-2019 12:15 PM EDT
Newswise: New report says accelerating global agricultural productivity growth is critical

Article ID: 720806

New report says accelerating global agricultural productivity growth is critical

Virginia Tech

A live webcast of the GAP Report Launch event will be available October 16, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Eastern time: https://globalagriculturalproductivity.org

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15-Oct-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720760

Achieving a safe and just future for the ocean economy

University of British Columbia

The economic potential of the oceans is expected to double from US$1.5 trillion in 2010 to US$3 trillion by 2030. Yet managing this growth should be undertaken in a safe and just manner caution a team of international researchers.

Released:
15-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 720757

US green economy worth $1.3 trillion per year, but new policies needed to maintain growth

University College London

The US green economy is estimated to generate over $1.3 trillion in revenue per year, representing 16.5% of the global green economy, according to a new study by UCL.

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15-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Head of Richmond Fed Shares Economic Outlook, Offers 10 Life and Career Tips at UVA Darden

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Head of Richmond Fed Shares Economic Outlook, Offers 10 Life and Career Tips at UVA Darden

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Speaking at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business at a Leadership Speaker Series address, Barkin said he hoped his experience as someone who had been immersed in the nuts and bolts of business, hiring and firing, and raising and lowering prices, brought a unique perspective to the job.

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11-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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