A 36-year-old Indonesian maid is in the hospital in critical condition, the southern Chinese financial hub's Health Secretary Ko Wing-man said. Ko said the semiautonomous Chinese city's government would step up its flu pandemic preparedness plan.
It's become a predictable routine at Matt Pryor's insurance agency: An earthquake rumbles through Oklahoma, rattling dishes and nerves. Then the phones light up with calls and text messages from desperate residents asking if it's too late to buy a policy to cover any damage.
A six-month-old pit bull that was buried under a pile of rubble for more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois city has been coaxed to freedom with hot dogs. Jacob Montgomery, a member of the Illinois National Guard, was separated from the dog, Dexter, when the Nov. 17 tornado destroyed his third-floor apartment in Washington.
Private information of millions of current and former students, workers and suppliers at the Maricopa County Community College District was vulnerable to hackers because of security lapses in the district's computer systems that have since been patched, district officials said Wednesday.
The U.S. government has for the first time approved an adjuvanted vaccine to protect against H5N1 bird flu. The vaccine was made by Quebec City-based ID Biomedical, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. The vaccine will be placed in the U.S. government's emergency stockpile.
Though various people have suggested guidelines for records information management, they have failed to take into consideration historical documents and multimedia records. Most people can agree that a load balance system is the most effective method for dispersal of backed-up information and suggest that this should be part of the guidelines.
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In a local government setting, a business continuity plan typically includes a section on vital records or essential records for daily functions, such as current agency policy, procedures, personnel files, financial information, employee contact information, vendor contact information and the most current documents being used for daily operations. What is not included is the protection of older records.
Saudi Arabia says one more person has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 55 the number of deaths in the kingdom at the center of the outbreak. The Health Ministry said Sunday that the 37-year-old man died in Riyadh.
Two of the tornadoes that touched down Nov. 17 were the strongest November twisters ever recorded in the state, the National Weather Service said in a news release Monday that listed the strength and other details of each. "This was historic," said Dan Smith, a meteorologist in Lincoln, Ill.
As Typhoon Haiyan tore across the eastern Philippines, coconut plantations older than the fathers of the men who tend them were smashed like matchsticks and call centers that field customer service gripes from around the world fell silent. The storm that killed thousands also wrecked livelihoods in the worst hit region, a blow that will ripple long after the disaster fades from attention.
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Six new eruptions on Monday sent lava and searing gas tumbling up to 1.5 kilometers (.9 miles) down the slopes of Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province. Volcanic material spewed as high as 2,000 meters (6,500 feet) into the air a day after authorities had raised the volcano's alert status to the highest level.
Send Word Now, the leading worldwide provider of emergency notification and critical communications services, announced its selection by Par Petroleum Corp. (OTC: PARR) to provide on-demand, multi-modal alerting in support of the Texas-based company’s business resilience plans.
Every 4 years, the American Society of Civil Engineers releases a Report Card for America’s Infrastructure that depicts the condition and performance of the nation’s infrastructure in the familiar form of a school report card by assigning letter grades to each type of infrastructure.