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Oct 07, 2014 06:29 BST Uppsala University By providing the infrastructure that connects global flows and financial systems, major cities have increased their political power alongside the nation-states. In some cases, they are pursuing their own foreign policy in several areas. In her PhD thesis Kristin Ljungkvist, at Uppsala University, has studied the effects of this development and argues that certain risks should be heeded.

4C Strategies awarded contract with New Zealand Army

Sep 29, 2014 14:01 BST 4C Strategies 4C Strategies are thrilled to announce a new contract signed with the New Zealand Army for their ExonautTM software suite. The contract includes the ExonautTM Observer (OBS), ExonautTM Compliance & Performance Manager (CPM), ExonautTM Training & Exercise Manager (TEM) and ExonautTM Tactical Data Editor (TDE) with the option to extend the support beyond the initial one-year trial period.

Sep 08, 2014 12:41 BST Bury Council Greater Manchester has become the first UK city to join the United Nations' Making Cities Resilient Campaign and has been recognised as a "Role Model for Total Resilience" because of its focus on implementing the campaign’s entire ten-point checklist for building resilience to disasters.

Heritage Lottery Fund awards £9,800 to Rochdale Borough Council to mark First World War Centenary

Sep 03, 2014 15:47 BST Rochdale Borough Council Rochdale Borough Council, in partnership with Link4Life, has received £9,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project, Gone But Not Forgotten awarded through its First World War: then and now programme. The project will encourage and help the local community to commemorate and explore the impact of the First World War on Rochdale borough.

Now you can chat with a Duty Priest

Aug 28, 2014 16:15 BST Church of Sweden The Church of Sweden Duty Priest service is now expanding by opening two new channels for making contact. As of Monday it will be possible to chat with and send digital letters to the Duty Priest.

Aug 23, 2014 12:45 BST AL Jazeera Almost 30 years ago a medical researcher for the World Health Organization was killed by Sudan's intelligence service for suspecting of being an Israeli spy, a charge both his family and the Israeli government denies. Until today his body was never recovered and the government of Sudan denies any involvement and its security service refuses to comment.

AstaZero – the world's first full-scale test environment for future road safety – is being inaugurated today

Aug 21, 2014 07:06 BST Chalmers University of Technology The world's first full-scale test environment for future road safety is being inaugurated on 21 August. It will provide vehicle manufacturers, research institutes, universities and colleges from all over the world with unique opportunities to develop new solutions for increased road safety. The AstaZero facility, which has cost about SEK 500 million, is located outside Borås, Sweden.

Preparing for Scotland’s future challenges

Jul 25, 2014 13:59 BST The Business Continuity Institute With the referendum on independence for Scotland not far away, the Business Continuity Institute has published a paper to help organisations on both sides of the border consider what the impact of independence could be for them and provide links and resources that will help organisations further understand the debate.

Business Continuity Institute named Most Respected Training Resource at the 2014 Business Excellence Awards

Jul 11, 2014 14:48 BST The Business Continuity Institute The Business Continuity Institute is delighted to be named Most Respected Training Resource of 2014 at the prestigious Business Excellence Awards.

Jun 12, 2014 11:05 BST Uppsala University At 33, conflicts in the world last year increased by one compared to 2012. This is reported by peace researchers at Uppsala University’s Conflict Data Program. The number has remained stable over the past decade. However, 2012 saw an increase in the number of battle-related deaths and two out of five people dying in battles, died in Syria.