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Netherlands king lauds Dhaka’s role in tackling natural disasters

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has lauded Bangladesh’s ability to combat cyclones and natural disasters, and said other developing countries could learn from the South Asian country.   He told Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands Sheikh Mohammed Belal during the New Year reception hosted by the king at the Royal Palace on Wednesday, said a press release from the Bangladesh embassy in Hague…


100 Resilient Cities And Microsoft Announce Partnership To Help Cities Build Cybersecurity Strategies And Combat Online Threats

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) today announced a new partnership with Microsoft Corporation to help cities build cyber security strategies and combat online threats. Microsoft is joining 100RC’s “Platform Partners” – a group of organizations from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors that provide critical tools to help cities around the world become more resilient to the shocks and stresses that are a growing part of the 21st century…


A Holistic Approach to Community Disaster Resilience Webinar

The NHMA Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee is pleased to invite you to a webinar with Dr. John Kiefer from the University of New Orleans (UNO) regarding community disaster resilience. Dr. Kiefer is an Associate Professor and Director, MPA Program in the Department of Political Science and faculty associate at the Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (CHART), UNO’s applied hazards social science research center. In addition he has implemented implemented the Hazard Policy specialization within the Master of Public Administration program at UNO…


Tagle to Pope: Music, faith secret of Filipino resilience

WELCOME. Pope Francis gives Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle a warm embrace at the Manila Cathedral during the Holy Mass. Rappler screengrab

WELCOME. Pope Francis gives Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle a warm embrace at the Manila Cathedral during the Holy Mass. Rappler screengrab

MANILA, Philippines – “Bien venuto!” Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, warmly welcomed Pope Francis to the Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception that has survived fire and war. “Now it is open and it warmly welcomes you. This cathedral has been razed to the ground many times but it refuses to disappear. It boldly rises from the ruins just like the Filipino people,” Tagle said on Friday, January 16. The Cardinal delivered his message of gratitude before the concluding rite of the Mass…



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