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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 the same thing with a sarcastic roll of the eye, he really meant it. It wasn’t hard to figure out how he lived to such a ripe old age with a spring in his step and a healthy heart: he had mastered the art of resiliency. Of course not every day was good, but his outlook on life kept him focused on what was and was a key element in his good health…

 

Tornadoes tear through US Mid-West, destroy Illinois town

Tornadoes ripped through America’s mid-West leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.

Tornadoes ripped through America’s mid-West leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.

Tornadoes ripped through America’s mid-West leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. Weather scientists are working to verify the number of tornadoes which touched down in Illinois, Iowa and Ohio. Illinois was the worst affected. One person has died in Fairdale and several others were hospitalised as a result of the severe storms. Not one home escaped damage when a tornado touched down in the town located 140 kilometres from Chicago…

 

Public Private Partnerships in disaster risk reduction and response

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are a key mechanism for more effective crisis and disaster response and risk reduction. The Aid and International Development Forum – AIDF – launched an infographic report demonstrating the role that PPPs can and do play, with a particular focus on partnerships with the telecommunications industry. The infographic cites UNISDR statistics on the impacts of crises and disasters over the last decade: $1.5bn in damages, 1.9bn lives affected, and 1.5m lives lost…

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