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Financial Literacy Update - May/June 2014 March/April 2014 The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)'s Financial Literacy Update is a bimonthly e-newsletter that reports financial literacy events, initiatives, and related resources of the OCC and other government agencies and organizations. Financial Literacy Update provides brief descriptions and Web links for events in chronological order. It lists initiatives and resources (with Web links) in alphabetical order. We welcome your feedback. Have an upcoming financial literacy event, new tool, or product? Updates 3rd Annual Breakfast and Financial Workshop Sparking Behavior Change Through Financial EducationApril 3, 2014 (Montgomery, Md.) Personal Finance Seminar for ProfessionalsMay 14-15, 2014 (College Park, Md.) Events 2014 Children’s Savings Conference in Washington, D.C. Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education Events in St. Teacher Workshops in Southeastern U.S. KC MOST Teacher Workshops in Kansas City March–April 2014 (Kansas City, Mo.) Initiatives

jackson county A.R.E.S. CompassLive | Southern Research Station Lonicera x bella, also called Bell’s honeysuckle, is a hybrid between two exotics, Lonicera morrowii and Lonicera tatarica. Unlike many exotic hybrids, it is included on the invasive plants lists of 14 states. Photo by Joseph Berger, courtesy of Plant breeders have produced hybrids for centuries, maybe even millennia, crossing genetically different varieties or species to accentuate desired traits. Plants continuously hybridize on their own, either within populations of their own species or across species, families, and even genera. As exotic introduced plants began aggressively spreading into areas where they weren’t wanted, plant biologists and others started looking more closely at the effects of human activities on plant hybridization. Though the hypothesis is widely accepted and proven in small-scale studies, the connection between human disturbance and hybridization hasn’t been satisfactorily corroborated at regional or national scales. Until now, that is. U.S.

Jackson County - Jackson County Emergency Preparedness The Emergency Preparedness & Homeland Security Department is responsible for preparing, planning and coordinating the various agencies that respond to emergency situations within Jackson County. The department prepares for disasters and large-scale emergencies that are either man-made or caused by nature. It also coordinates both planning and response activities with other local jurisdictions and with other County agencies, including the Sheriff’s Office, Health Department, Public Works, Information Technology and the Medical Examiner. Emergency Preparedness & Homeland Security coordinates its activities with the State of Missouri Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and with federal (FEMA) coordinators to ensure that the citizens of Jackson County and their property are protected. The department operates a functional Emergency Operations Center (EOC) that is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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D.E.R.T. Established 2011 In the light of the Joplin tornado, as well as other natural disasters, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office has approved the creation of a Disaster Response Team. This team will be responsible for responding to disasters in our communities and abroad. Goal Team members are required to attend monthly trainings in a variety of different life saving techniques. Training The team of highly motivated Deputies received training in the floowing fields; Road ClearingAdvanced First Aid / C.P.R.Disaster Scene SecurityHeavy Machinery OperationZodiac Rescue TechniquesCommunity Emergency Resopnse TrainingHazardous Materials Identification and Response

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Chapter 1: ARES Chapter One: Amateur Radio Emergency Service ® The Amateur Radio Emergency Service ® (ARES ® ) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is eligible to apply for membership in the ARES. Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES. 1.1 ARES Organization There are four levels of ARES organization--national, section, district and local. 1.2 Section Level At the section level, the Section Emergency Coordinator is appointed by the Section Manager (who is elected by the ARRL members in his or her section) and works under his/her supervision. 1.3 Local Level 1.4 District Level 1.5 Assistant ECs 1.6 Planning Committee 1.7 Operation and Flexibility We have discussed how a typical ARES unit may be organized. 1.8 ARES Operation During Emergencies and Disasters

Government Surplus Auctions - Natural Hazards Center | University of Colorado at Boulder Since 1976, the Natural Hazards Center has served as a national and international clearinghouse of knowledge concerning the social science and policy aspects of disasters. The Center collects and shares research and experience related to preparedness for, response to, recovery from, and mitigation of disasters, emphasizing the link between hazards mitigation and sustainability to both producers and users of research and knowledge on extreme events. A basic goal of the Center is to strengthen communication among researchers and the individuals, organizations, and agencies concerned with reducing damages caused by disasters. The Center is funded by a consortium of federal agencies (Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Science Foundation, U.S. The Center carries out its mission through the following activities: Material in this Web site is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0408499.

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