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After Katrina, New Artists Found Inspiration In A Recovering City

 Photographer L. Kasimu Harris says he "didn't become a photographer until Katrina." Above, he shows the funk band Bo Dollis Jr. and the Wild Magnolias as they prepare to "mask" for St. Joseph's Night.      Courtesy of L. Kasimu Harris


Photographer L. Kasimu Harris says he “didn’t become a photographer until Katrina.” Above, he shows the funk band Bo Dollis Jr. and the Wild Magnolias as they prepare to “mask” for St. Joseph’s Night.
Courtesy of L. Kasimu Harris

Skylar Fein had only lived in New Orleans for a week before Hurricane Katrina nearly tore it apart. He’d moved there to go to medical school, and found himself wandering around a wrecked city. “It’s really hard to describe to someone who hadn’t seen it what the streets looked like after the storm,” he recalls. Fein is among other New Orleans artists exhibiting work in shows commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 2005 storm. One thing he has in common with some of the other artists: They weren’t artists before the hurricane hit…

 

Cities advocates embrace Sendai Framework

Panama City– The global advocates network of UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient campaign has embraced the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and committed to scale up efforts at the local level. A flagship project launched by UNSIDR five years ago to generate momentum for the reduction of urban risk, Making Cities Resilient (MCR) has grown into a global network of almost 2,700 communities and is still expanding…

 

Financial Sector needs to tackle Cyber Resilience urges Auriga

Statistics suggest the likelihood of a breach is increasing. The number of attacks being carried out against the financial sector are said to number 3:1 compared to other industries, and 585 breaches were investigated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) last year. Cyber attack simulations and the pooling of threat intelligence have improved the security stance of many financial organisations but few have demonstrated effective Cyber Resilience which would enable the business to recover and resume normal business operations in the event of a breach…

 

 

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