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Tourists desert Paris in wake of Islamic State terror attacks, costing it $1b

At least 247 killed in earthquake in central Italy Source:http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/23/europe/italy-earthquake/

At least 247 killed in earthquake in central Italy
Source:http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/23/europe/italy-earthquake/

Tourists desert Paris in wake of Islamic State terror attacks, costing it $1b

Islamist attacks have scared off thousands of tourists from Paris and its top attractions, helping rob the French capital of about €750 million  ($1.1 billion) in revenue, officials said on Tuesday.  Strikes and floods have also taken their toll, overshadowing a boost from the Euro 2016 soccer championships and leaving the tourism industry in need of massive new investment and a rescue package, representatives of the sector said…

 

Australia’s disaster resilience explored at conference

Australasia’s emergency management sector will convene to discuss the changing role of emergency response agencies and the importance of creating resilient communities at the AFAC16 conference in Brisbane.  Co-produced by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) and Bushfire & Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, the event theme is Mitigation – Response – Recovery: Getting the balance right. It will focus on the evolving function of emergency managers in preventing and responding to disaster. In addition, it will highlight the need to bolster the influence of emergency services in the post-disaster recovery process…

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