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2014-07-01 04:20:56

TOKYO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a series of side events to the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 22 to 26, 2014, The Nippon Foundation and other global organizations, including Rehabilitation International, DiDRRN, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), jointly called for the promotion of disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction. Responding to their call, the...

2014-06-02 12:33:00

Coimbatore, India Leads Testing to Help Cities Prepare for Natural Hazards SINGAPORE, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WORLD CITIES SUMMIT -- In light of the growing threat of disasters from natural hazards such as floods, storms, fires and earthquakes, one growing city is taking the lead in piloting a new tool to assess how prepared cities of all sizes will be when disaster strikes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090416/IBMLOGO Coimbatore, India, is the first city to apply...

2014-03-28 00:23:39

BANGKOK, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thailand will be the proud host of the first ever ASIAN DISASTER RISK REDUCTION EXPO (ADRE) which will be held in Bangkok at the IMPACT exhibition Center, from 4-7 November. ADRE is fully supported by the Bangkok Administration and Bangkok Fire. The exhibition will comprise an Expo, Conference, and Networking Event focused on one of the most important areas in the world today - natural and man-made disasters. The need for such an event is now...

2011-05-30 07:00:00

BEIJING, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and World Reconstruction Conference organized by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction kicked off in Geneva on May 11. The theme of the event is "Invest Today for Safer Tomorrow", aiming at facilitating the building of communities of resilience through promoting more rational resource allocation. The event brought together representatives from 175...

2010-11-20 00:00:48

An innovative training program and toolkit launched today by World Wildlife Fund and the American Red Cross will provide field staff in humanitarian aid organizations, governments and conservation agencies with the resources to help ensure that disaster recovery and reconstruction efforts not only protect communities from future disasters but also are environmentally sustainable. Washington, DC (Vocus) November 19, 2010 An innovative training program and toolkit launched today by World...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.