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Indiana Woman Loses Legs Saving Kids From Tornado

March 6, 2012 5:36 am | by RICK CALLAHAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Indiana woman who saved her two children by binding them together with a blanket and shielding them with her body as a tornado ripped apart their house lost parts of both her legs, which were crushed by the falling debris, her husband says.

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Tornado Damage May Spell The End Of Tiny Towns

March 6, 2012 5:28 am | by JASON KEYSER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nearly every home in Marysville was destroyed or so badly damaged it will probably have to be torn down — a realization that raised an emotional question for people still gathering belongings from the debris: Is it worth rebuilding a place that has so little?

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How Many Lawyers Does It Take To Implement A Business Continuity Program?

March 5, 2012 7:19 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

The growing importance of business continuity planning was acknowledged by the American Bar Association this week in a resolution that urges all lawyers to take measures to protect client data, and encourages the formation of local committees dedicated to emergency management and response.

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Government Seeks New Review Of Easier-To-Spread Bird Flu

March 5, 2012 6:06 pm | by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Bird flu only occasionally sickens people, mostly after close contact with infected poultry, but it can be deadly when it does. Scientists have long feared it might mutate to spread more easily and thus spark a pandemic. Researchers in the Netherlands and Wisconsin were studying how that might happen when they created bird flu strains that at least some mammals — ferrets — can spread by coughing or sneezing.

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Sony Music Selects Coraid To Store Music In The Cloud

March 5, 2012 5:51 pm | News | Comments

By unifying its massive library of music onto one, easy-to-use, high-performance storage solution, Sony Music Australia can keep pace with growing demand for its music while ensuring high availability and data protection.

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Joplin Tornado Survivors Seek Katrina Lessons

March 5, 2012 5:39 pm | by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, Associated Press | News | Comments

he group came to help rebuild a city still struggling to find its way more than six years after Hurricane Katrina, and to learn some disaster recovery lessons they can take back to their own storm-ravaged Missouri community.

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AT&T Disaster Recovery Exercise Simulates Network Emergency Near Landfall Of Hurricane Katrina

March 5, 2012 5:18 pm | News | Comments

The exercises simulate the loss of a network office due to disaster and are designed to test, refine and strengthen AT&T's business continuity and disaster recovery services in order to minimize network downtime.

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Never Log Into Voicemail Again

March 5, 2012 4:15 pm | News | Comments

Leaving for a business trip or taking a couple days off work often leaves an employee with that odd feeling there is something else they need to do. A common and often overlooked task is changing their personalized voicemail greeting. Now Mutare has an app for that!

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Satellite Communications: The Myths, Costs & Capabilities

March 5, 2012 5:22 am | by Lou Altman, CEO, GlobaFone | Articles | Comments

This past October, New England experienced an early snowstorm that incapacitated businesses when snow laden tree branches crushed power and phone lines from New York City to Maine. Many businesses were prepared for the subsequent power outages via back-up generators, which supported servers and essential services.

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2012 Continuity Insights Management Conference

February 28, 2012 11:13 am | News | Comments

The Continuity Insights Management Conference is the premiere event for strategic business continuity discussion, offering unmatched opportunities to learn and network.

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Second Student Dies In Ohio School Shooting

February 28, 2012 7:20 am | by THOMAS J. SHEERAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Classes will fully resume Friday in the school district where a student is accused of opening fire in a cafeteria, killing two students and wounding three others.  A juvenile court hearing for suspect T.J. Lane is set for Tuesday afternoon. Meanwhile, the Cleveland suburb is trying to heal by offering grief counseling to students, staff and others at area schools, officials said at a news conference.

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It’s Not About Disaster Recovery — It’s About Operational Resilience

February 28, 2012 3:39 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

It is my pleasure to announce that Dennis Wenk from Symantec is the latest addition to the Continuity Insights editorial advisory board. His views on operational risk and disaster recovery will help us continue to provide compelling and forward-thinking editorial and conference content.

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5 Percent Of Tsunami Debris Could Reach N. America

February 28, 2012 3:32 am | by AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tsunamis generated by the magnitude-9 earthquake in Japan last March dragged 3 million to 4 million tons of debris into the ocean after tearing up Japanese harbors and homes.  Scientists believe ocean currents are carrying some of the lumber, refrigerators, fishing boats and other objects across the Pacific toward the United States.

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1 Dead, 4 Wounded In Ohio High School Shooting

February 27, 2012 7:53 pm | by THOMAS J. SHEERAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A teenager opened fire in the cafeteria at a suburban Cleveland high school Monday, killing one student and wounding four others before he was chased from the building by a teacher and captured a short distance away, authorities said.  A student who saw the attack up close said it appeared that the gunman targeted a group of students sitting together and that the one who was killed was gunned down while trying to duck under the cafeteria table.

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Conference Organizers Reveal Contingency Plans To Address Striking Workers

February 27, 2012 7:39 pm | News | Comments

Workers from TMB, the main public operator for the metro and municipal buses in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, have announced plans to strike during Mobile World Congress, which will be held 27th February through 1st March 2012. Negotiations between the government and the unions continue in an effort to resolve the issues.

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