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Monthly Archives: April, 2015

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Where Will the Next Big Earthquake Hit? Where seismic activity meets poverty, you have disaster waiting to happen. For years, seismic experts predicted that a big earthquake would hit the … Continue reading

30/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Heavy rains kill 20 in Pakistan At least 20 people have been killed and about 100 injured as heavy rain and winds in Pakistan’s northwest city of Peshawar caused dozens … Continue reading

29/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Nepal earthquake expected, but infrastructure not ready Saturday’s deadly earthquake in Nepal was the “big one” experts have been expecting, based on the region’s history and geology. The magnitude-7.8 earthquake … Continue reading

28/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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  Heartbreaking images of historic sites in Nepal reduced to rubble A UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal’s capital city has been completely destroyed following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that … Continue reading

27/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Peru Ponders Price Freezes during Natural Disasters Peruvian legislators from the Christian Popular Party (PPC) and the Alliance for Progress (APP) have presented a bill to prevent traders from increasing … Continue reading

26/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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A long dormant monster wakes and roars This view from Frutillar, southern Chile, shows a high column of ash and lava spewing from the Calbuco volcano, on April 23, 2015. … Continue reading

25/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Resilient infrastructure key to safer cities Since a power outage caused a three-hour suspension of trading at the Singapore Exchange on Nov 5, 2014, and flash floods hit Orchard Road … Continue reading

24/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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UberX drivers make a killing amid continuing Sydney storms U​ber drivers made a killing in Sydney during the Tuesday morning peak hour commute as demand – and fees – for … Continue reading

23/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Are you resilient enough to start your own business? Ask yourself this question: Are you ready to adopt another family–one that could potentially grow to be bigger than your own? … Continue reading

22/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Stat: After Disasters, Wellness Tourism Recovers 170 Percent More At the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Global Summit in Madrid, Spain, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) released new data … Continue reading

21/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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The Power Of Human Resilience After Major Disasters— And The Importance Of Community Two years before Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, killing 1,800 people and destroying more than 60% of … Continue reading

20/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Volcanic Eruption Could Lead To Worldwide Devastation, Warn Scientists Scientists have alleged that the world must start preparing for a volcanic eruption that could devastate mankind. According to the Daily … Continue reading

19/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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The New Era of Resilience Engineering Safety performance in many companies and industries has stalled in the past decade. Incident rates are at a plateau and, yet, serious incident and … Continue reading

18/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Designing City Resilience summit to be held in June 16 and 17 in London Global experts speaking at this year’s Designing City Resilience summit will call for more collaboration between … Continue reading

17/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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The Most Terrifying Natural Disasters Ever Captured On Video When the destructive forces of nature are unleashed, the results can be horrifying. The world turns violent and unstable, with huge … Continue reading

16/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Build your resilience to stress I once knew someone who when asked how his day was going, would always respond, “Just another day in paradise!” While many of us say … Continue reading

15/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Deadly wildfires sweep through Siberia grasslands At least two have died as wildfires raged though the grasslands of Russia’s Khakassia republic in southern Siberia, state media reported. Officials were cited … Continue reading

14/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Here Comes the Chief Resilience Officer Our rapidly urbanising cities are, in her view, creating a new level of vulnerability due to growing populations and increased density. Her recently released … Continue reading

13/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Hardening Against Disaster by Going Digital When tropical storm Irene wiped out a month’s worth of timber sales, Vermont logger Carl Russell, who lives off the grid, responded by going … Continue reading

12/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Citizen journalism: Women’s power against disasters Upon arriving in Sendai for the UN conference on disaster risk reduction (DRR), the first thing I spotted was a big picture in Sendai’s … Continue reading

11/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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The Lost Children of Katrina Ten years ago, the Lee family evacuated from New Orleans to a Houston neighborhood so rife with hostility for evacuees that the ice-cream truck refused … Continue reading

10/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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When insurers cause as much damage as catastrophes Someone should invent insurance for homeowners insurance. Just ask the thousands of Hurricane Sandy victims, who over the past 2 1/2 years … Continue reading

09/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Australia: Applications open for the 2015 APEC prize for young scientists in disaster resilience Young scientists dedicated to improving disaster resilience in our region will gain much deserved recognition through … Continue reading

08/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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3D Printing Could Help Developing Countries Predict Natural Disasters The poorest countries tend to be the most vulnerable to natural disasters, in part because they do not have adequate tools … Continue reading

07/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Deadly tornado rips through Tulsa, Oklahoma At least one person has been killed and several others were injured after a tornado roared through Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tulsa police said the death … Continue reading

06/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Students learn about resilience No challenge is too big for D.J. Cunningham. Cunningham spoke about resiliency and overcoming a learning disability at a student forum held at Holy Family Catholic … Continue reading

05/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Is resilience the key to high levels of employee wellbeing? What types of employees are able to maintain the highest levels of wellbeing? And what can companies do to ensure … Continue reading

04/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Rising Flood Insurance Rates: Building Resilience & Protecting Affordable Housing More than two years after Superstorm Sandy, New York City homeowners face one more in a long list of significant … Continue reading

03/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Testing corporate resilience Malaysian corporates have generally reduced their gearing levels in the last four years, putting themselves in a better position to weather any economic shocks. A HIGH gearing … Continue reading

02/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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Sand Storm Hits Beijing, Pollution Data Breaks Record The worst sand storm this year hit Beijing, China, on March 28, while the Beijing Meteorological Bureau also sent out this year’s … Continue reading

01/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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