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Tsunami memorial service broadcast on TV

Dec 17, 2014 09:34 GMT Church of Sweden “We need memorial days for looking both back and forward,” says Archbishop Antje Jackelén. On 26 December it will be 10 years since the tsunami swept in over south-east Asia, and this will be remembered with a national memorial service in Uppsala Cathedral.

​National memorial service ten years after the tsunami

Dec 09, 2014 12:58 GMT Church of Sweden On Boxing Day, 26 December, it is ten years since the tidal wave engulfed Southeast Asia. The tsunami was a life-changing event for many Swedes. The 10th anniversary is being marked by a national memorial service in Uppsala Cathedral.

What information do you have that could save your life?

Dec 05, 2014 12:10 GMT SMART TECHNOLOGY If you were in an accident or found yourself in need of emergency care, and you were unable to speak for yourself, what is the most important piece of information a first responder should know about you? Do you have children in your care? Do you have allergies or a pre-existing condition, such as diabetes or epilepsy, which may present symptoms that could be confused for something else?

Don’t wait for an emergency to prepare an emergency communications plan

Nov 05, 2014 07:48 GMT The Business Continuity Institute Business Continuity Institute research has revealed that while uptake is high when it comes to organisations having an emergency communications plans, two thirds of those organisations who do not have one would only consider adopting them in the event of a business affecting event.

Businesses facing high costs of supply chain disruption

Nov 05, 2014 07:08 GMT The Business Continuity Institute Business Continuity Institute research has exposed the high costs that businesses are facing as a result of supply chain disruptions in this increasingly interconnected world. Nearly a quarter of businesses suffered from disruptions within the past year that cost in excess of €1 million, with many of these not having sufficient insurance to cover those losses.

Skydd 2014: Departing winner displays GuardTools® Android

Oct 14, 2014 07:00 BST Blue Mobile Systems UK Ltd Blue Mobile Systems makes a soft launch of the new GuardTools® Mobile Android product at Skydd 2014. Being the de-facto pioneer of totally tailored IT solutions for the security industry, obviously, the GuardTools® mobile worker part had to become based on the most dominant smartphone platform: allowing the officers in the field to perform the best job possible with the best tools available.

Oct 10, 2014 15:11 BST Uppsala University The Nobel peace prize this year goes to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.

Oct 07, 2014 09:30 BST 4C Strategies

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.