Rio’s call to action on disaster risk reduction By Dizery Salim RIO DE JANEIRO, 22 June 2012 - The largest UN summit ever organized closes today with an urgent worldwide call for accelerated implementation of the international blueprint for disaster risk reduction agreed by all UN member States seven years ago. Against a backdrop of 1.3 million deaths, 4.4 billion people affected and $2 trillion in economic losses from disasters since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, Heads of State and high-level representatives urged States, international financial institutions, international organizations and civil society "to accelerate implementation" of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. Margareta Wahlström, UN Special Representative for Disaster Reduction, who is in Rio de Janeiro for the summit, commended the declaration's focus on future risk levels. "So far in our initial consultations, people tell us we have to focus on the integration of climate adaptation and risk reduction.
Caldecott Medal & Honor Books, 1938-Present PDF of Award Winners & Honor Books, 1938-Present 2010s | 2000s | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s | 1950s | 1940s | 1930s 2010s Click on the title link to discover the award-winning book’s cover art and copyright page. 2018 Medal Winner Wolf in the Snow, illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell (Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan) Honor Books: Big Cat, Little Cat, illustrated and written by Elisha Cooper (Roaring Brook Press/Holtzbrinck) Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, illustrated by Gordon C. Members of the 2018 Caldecott Medal Selection Committee are: Chair, Letitia A. 2017 Medal Winner Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe (Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.) Leave Me Alone! Members of the 2017 Caldecott Medal Selection Committee: Chair Rhonda K. 2016 Medal Winner Members of the 2016 Caldecott Medal Selection Committee: Chair Rachel G. 2015 Medal Winner 2014 Medal Winner 2013 Medal Winner Creepy Carrots!
About Us | The Aston CRISIS Centre Why the Aston CRISIS Centre? Since 2001, members of the Aston Centre for Research Into Safety and Security (The Aston CRISIS Centre) at Aston Business School have been researching and consulting to safety and security related organizations. Our range of projects have had widespread impact on policy and practice including: the writing of new law, informing high-level policy advisors, working with a wide range of governments on evacuation preparedness, training groups of international emergency managers, transferring research findings to international governments, running a UK seminar network on safety and security. Given the heightened focus on safety and security (in its broadest sense), the Aston CRISIS Centre emerged from a need in government and private organisations for high quality support in preparing their operations and their people for new global challenges. We welcome enquiries on new projects. Our mission Achieving the mission Staff Past staff Professor Duncan ShawDr.
Top scientist appeals for better communication of risk Professor Sir John Beddington, the UK government's chief scientific adviserBy Dizery Salim RIO DE JANEIRO, 21 June 2012 - The UK's Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir John Beddington, used yesterday's UNISDR "Resilient Cities" event at Rio+20 to make an urgent appeal for scientists to use plain language if they are to play a larger role in policymaking on climate change. "The next fifteen years are really problematic. We'll have a billion more people on the planet. Those people will be living in cities that are vulnerable and on top of that climate change will be happening," he said. "Climate change and better weather technology allow us to predict extremes well in advance and to do it well. Addressing the event, "Resilient Cities: Local Action to Achieve Sustainable Development", Sir John said there was a strong role for science to play in disaster risk reduction and resilience building, including prediction and the use of historical data in designing cities in vulnerable areas. Ms. Ms.
8 Websites for Book Lovers At this point most everyone has heard of LibraryThing, the most popular social cataloging website online, and perhaps even of the Amazon-owned Shelfari, but here are a few websites for book lovers that you may not have heard about: Blippr Blippr is a website where you can add short reviews of 160 characters or less of books, movies, music, games, and applications. You can connect your account to many other social networks such as Twitter and Facebook where you can continue your conversations. Book Cover Archive The Book Cover Archive is a collection of over 1,000 book covers categorized and browsable by designers, authors, titles, art directors, photographers, illustrators, and more. BookJetty BookJetty is a social cataloging app that will let you set up a bookshelf of titles you own or want and then easily search for them in your local library with a click. Book Glutton BookGlutton is a social community where you can read public domain books and discuss them with groups. Gurulib Listal
UNISDR Weeding Library Collections CREW: A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries, Revised and Updated by Jeanette Larson, Texas State Library, 2008 Electronic VersionWeeding the Fiction Collection: Should I Dump Peyton Place? A comprehensive web page about weeding fiction, with a bibliography, links to policies, excerpts from policies, bullet points about weeding, and even a weeding skit, from Overbooked at the Chesterfield County (VA) Public Library.SUNLINK Weed of the Month Archive Advice for weeding non-fiction books and media, aimed at school libraries, but of interest to public libraries also. Dickinson, G. (2005, April/May). Crying over spilled milk. There isn't one media specialists that doesn't find the job of weeding their selection daunting. Dr. Step One: Start with one shelf and pull out the books on that shelf and just do a visual check. Step Two: Once you have a pile of suspect books, apply the rules of deselection and make the decision to toss or keep. Dr. Dickinson, G. (2005, April/May). Throw Them Away.
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Blog PCS & Résilience | Espace d'expression sur la sauvegarde des populations Depuis le 18 décembre, toutes les entrées de Niévroz affichent fièrement les panneaux du Pavillon Orange. Ce label a été décerné à la commune par le Haut Comité Français pour la Défense Civile et positionne cette commune comme un acteur privilégié de la campagne « Pour des villes résilientes » menée par les Nations Unies. Le maire du village, Patrick Battista, nous rappelle les conditions de cette nomination : “Environ 400 communes françaises ont été labellisées. Pour être éligible, il faut établir un Plan Communal de Sauvegarde (PCS), ainsi qu’un Document d’Information Communal sur les Risques Majeurs (DICRIM). Le label est décerné par la Haute Commission Française pour la Défense Civile en collaboration avec le Ministère de l’Intérieur. Affiché aux entrées principales du village, le pavillon orange est une fierté pour le conseil municipal. Niévroz : qui êtes vous? Niévroz est située dans le département de l’Ain et la région du Rhône-Alpes.
The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You If you’re not an avid follower of #edchat on Twitter, you may be missing out on a great opportunity to learn about some new Web 2.0 tools that are currently being used in classrooms around the world. That’s because @chickensaltash posed a simple question to the PLN and there has been a huge swell of support as hundreds of people have jumped in to answer the question about which 5 Web 2.0 tools teachers are using in classrooms. The Best of the Best You can view the live stream of #edchat here and see what people are saying at the hashtag #chickenweb2tools here. We scoured hundreds of responses and have come up with the following list. The following tools have not been verified and are simply based on the number of times each was mentioned on Twitter during this hashtag discussion. Made at Tagxedo – it’s in this list! The List Added in the comments and via Twitter: Add To This List Have another recommendation?
Minim'Risk Instructional Technology Vision The Division of Instructional Technology will work collaboratively with the offices of the GaDOE, Georgia’s Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESAs), and Georgia’s Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to support the improvement of student achievement and effective, job-embedded professional learning. GaDOE Instructional Technology Training Team The GaDOE Instructional Technology Training Team provides training and support for applications accessed through the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Tunnel and Georgia Virtual Learning (GaVL). To receive additional information and training resources click on the links below: Click here for Help and Training on SLDS and TRL. Georgia NETS Implementation The NETS-S are the National Educational Technology Standards for Students, adopted by the Georgia State Board of Education in 2011. Center for Classroom Innovation (CCI) System Technology Planning 2013 Tech Plan Rubric Technology Inventory Cybersafety GeorgiaStandards.Org (GSO)