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Winter Storm Juno: Snow shuts down New York and Boston

blizzardNew York City and other areas in the north-east US have shut down, with forecasters warning residents to expect “crippling” amounts of snow. Forecasters say Winter Storm Juno could dump up to 76cm (30ins) in some parts of New Jersey, Maine and New Hampshire. All non-emergency vehicles were banned in New York City from 23:00 on Monday (04:00 GMT Tuesday) and subway services were suspended. Similar measures were in place in Boston, Massachusetts. Some 60 million people may be affected…

 

Accountability after Haiyan

Photo: Ana P. Santos/IRIN Effective disaster response is about “seeing the people we seek to assist as our equals.”

Photo: Ana P. Santos/IRIN
Effective disaster response is about “seeing the people we seek to assist as our equals.”

London, 21 January 2015 (IRIN) – When Typhoon Haiyan swept across the central Philippines in November 2013, the subsequent emergency response was a test case for the aid industry’s aspiration to be accountable to affected populations. The phrase became a term of art, with its own initials, AAP, and in the early days of the response the UN appointed its first ever AAP Coordinator…

 

Feds reduce disaster payments to provinces

On June 20, 2013 this street with the Wales Theatre in the background was under several feet of water.  Lorraine Hjalte / Calgary Herald

On June 20, 2013 this street with the Wales Theatre in the background was under several feet of water.
Lorraine Hjalte / Calgary Herald

Faced with mounting bills from natural disasters like the 2013 floods in Alberta, the federal government is making provinces shoulder more of the burden when calamity strikes. Public Safety Canada is tripling the dollar threshold on claims under the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements to reflect 50 per cent of the inflation that has occurred over the four decades of the program’s existence…

 

Resilient Corporation Releases White Paper: Resiliency Measurement Required

Resilient Corporation, the leading provider of resilience metrics and solutions, today published a white paper highlighting the growing need for corporate and government resilience initiatives and the requirement that resiliency be measured. Organizational resiliency is a rapidly advancing global business concept to achieve competitive advantage and sustainability in response to the needs of an enterprise or government to effectively address the combined issues of security, preparedness, risk, and survivability…

 

Partnership enhances resilience, understanding of ethics, profession

At the core of the Army is a resilient professional who lives by Army ethics, said the director of the Army Resiliency Directorate, G1. The Army is made up of Soldiers from diverse backgrounds and diverse sets of values, and it is important to set a baseline to help them understand the Army’s guiding principles, said Sharyn J. Saunders, director of the Army Resiliency Directorate. “One thing we all are united under is that we are all part of this Army team — and within this Army team, we have a set of standards and we hold ourselves accountable to values,” she said. The most important aspect when you look at the Army standards as it relates to resiliency is dignity and respect, and treating everyone — including yourself — with dignity and respect, Saunders said…

 

 

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