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Marking 10 Years Since Katrina, Consumer Agency Calls for Stiffer Building Codes

A Florida-based consumer advocacy group has outlined six recommendations to strengthen U.S. system of building code development, adoption and enforcement. The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) released its latest paper, Disaster Resilience Rising Means the Time is Right, offering recommendations to strengthen the U.S. building code system by putting innovative disaster resilience policies into place ahead of the next disaster…


Framework on energy resilience eyed during APEC Cebu meetings

Energy ministers aim to craft a framework for ensuring an energy resilient Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) community when they meet in Cebu from October 12 to 14, 2015. In a recent briefing held at Capitol, Energy Undersecretary Loreta Ayson said the key elements of the Cebu declaration will “revolve around energy resources, investments, clean technologies, resilient infrastructures, and regional standards for products and services.” One of the specific issues to be threshed out during the 12th APEC Energy Ministers’ Meeting and Associated Meetings in Cebu pertains to strengthening energy infrastructure against adverse climate change effects…


Personal Mission Statement Could Improve Physician Resilience

doctornews0715_804625HealthDay News — There are strategies that can improve physician resilience and the ability to handle the challenges presented by patient care, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA). With the considerable daily demands of practice, ranging from managing regulatory burdens to navigating medical liability issues, on top of caring for patients, physicians are feeling…


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