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London mayor consults disaster planners over no-deal Brexit
London’s mayor Sadiq Khan said on Friday he had asked the organization that deals with militant attacks and disasters in the British capital to assess the impact of a “no-deal” Brexit on access to medicines and food and on law and order.
Sadiq Khan said he would consult the London Resilience Forum, which plans responses to disasters such as the Grenfell Tower Fire, about the implications for Britain of crashing out of the European Union without a deal, saying that such a “catastrophic” outcome looked more likely than ever.
Britain is due to leave the EU in March 2019, and with time running out to secure agreement on future ties, both British and European politicians are warning of the increased chances of a “no-deal” Brexit….
Why IBM is offering $200K to developers to create tech solutions for natural disaster relief
As natural disasters continue to ravage the globe, IBM is calling on one particular group to direct their expertise toward the issue: Developers.
The 2018 Call for Code Global Challenge is a competition created by IBM that asks developers to find solutions to aid those impacted by natural disasters.
“We can’t stop a hurricane or a lava flow from wreaking havoc, but we can work together to predict their path; get much needed supplies into an area before disaster strikes, and help emergency support teams allocate their precariously stretched resources,” said Bob Lord, IBM’s chief digital officer, in a blog post…