Preparedness

Statement by Ministers Committing to On-going Engagement with First Nations Affected by Wildfires in British Columbia and Additional Resources to Advance Emergency Response Measures

Monday, July 12, 2021 - 1:28am

"Over the past few days, representatives from the Government of Canada and British Columbia have regularly met with a number of First Nation leaders.

Key Points: 
  • "Over the past few days, representatives from the Government of Canada and British Columbia have regularly met with a number of First Nation leaders.
  • Discussions have focussed on the emergency response, and how we can work together to improve the response and preparedness process.
  • On Friday, July 9, 2021, Transport Canada issued a Ministerial Order to cease movement of trains between Kamloops and Boston Bar, British Columbia for 48 hours.
  • This was done in the interest of safe railway operations and to protect residents who temporarily returned to inspect their homes.

Assisting Canadians when they need it most: Canadian Red Cross and Walmart Canada launch annual campaign to support emergency relief

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 3:00pm

OTTAWA, July 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Red Cross announced today the launch of the 18th annual giving campaign through Walmart Canada for disaster relief and preparedness.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, July 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Red Cross announced today the launch of the 18th annual giving campaign through Walmart Canada for disaster relief and preparedness.
  • Walmart Canada is the largest corporate partner of the Canadian Red Cross.
  • Walmart Canada supports the commitment of the Red Cross in building resilient communities from coast to coast to coast.
  • We are grateful for the ongoing support from Walmart Canada to help the Red Cross address emerging needs caused by disasters and emergencies across the country, said Jean-Philippe Tizi, Chief Emergency Officer, Canadian Red Cross.

New Report Highlights Federally Assisted Rental Properties at High Risk of Negative Impacts from Natural Hazards

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 3:00pm

'Taking Stock: Natural Hazards and Federally Assisted Housing' examines the locations of project-based federally assisted properties in relation to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Risk Index (NRI).

Key Points: 
  • 'Taking Stock: Natural Hazards and Federally Assisted Housing' examines the locations of project-based federally assisted properties in relation to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Risk Index (NRI).
  • "In particular, federally assisted renters of color are more likely to live in areas of high risk than federally assisted white renters."
  • "Natural hazards pose a significant threat to federally assisted housing, while its residents are especially vulnerable to adverse impacts," said Diane Yentel, president and chief executive officer of NLIHC.
  • To read more about the risks natural hazards pose to federally assisted housing and learn about policies for preparedness and mitigation, please visit https://preservationdatabase.org/reports/taking-stock/ .

One Exam Prep Experiences 500% Growth Year over Year in Virtual Class Attendance

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 12:30pm

One Exam Prep has quickly become one of the largest test prep companies in Florida.

Key Points: 
  • One Exam Prep has quickly become one of the largest test prep companies in Florida.
  • By moving to an online only format, One Exam has expanded its classes into more than 15 other states.
  • One Exam also began to offer tutoring services as a form of added services to its students.
  • One Exam Prep, a subsidiary of ProBility Media Corp offers over 500 online courses and test preparation for contractors in over 15 states.

6th Annual National Disaster Preparedness Poll: Racial, Demographic, and Regional Disparities Inform Critical Need to Increase Community Readiness Efforts Across the US

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 12:05pm

Protecting communities in this next stage of emergency preparedness is about building resilience and capacity between events.

Key Points: 
  • Protecting communities in this next stage of emergency preparedness is about building resilience and capacity between events.
  • In 2021, respondents cited natural disasters as the disaster type of greatest concern (32% of respondents).
  • The 2021 survey also highlighted clear disparities in preparedness behaviors between racial groups, as seen in previous years.
  • New COVID-19 vaccine questions were included in the 2021 Domestic Preparedness Poll in which the total sample size was 2,538 adults.

Adapt now or pay later: Pan-Canadian coalition pushes for action on climate resilience

Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:00pm

Today marks the launch of Climate Proof Canada, a broad coalition of insurance industry representatives, municipalities, Indigenous organizations, environmental non-government organizations (NGOs) and research organizations.

Key Points: 
  • Today marks the launch of Climate Proof Canada, a broad coalition of insurance industry representatives, municipalities, Indigenous organizations, environmental non-government organizations (NGOs) and research organizations.
  • The coalition is encouraging the federal government to take action now to create a culture of preparedness and build a more disaster-resilient country.
  • The Climate Proof Canada coalition believes that with prompt and comprehensive government action, Canada can be better positioned to cope with these emerging and accelerating challenges.
  • That's more than a four-fold increase in such losses caused by severe weather events, which are increasingly attributed to climate change.

DGAP-News: Evotec launches 'PRROTECT', a pre-competitive initiative to be better prepared for future pandemics

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 7:00am

PRROTECT leverages a comprehensive set of novel projects and technologies to be better prepared for and respond faster to viral pandemics of the future.

Key Points: 
  • PRROTECT leverages a comprehensive set of novel projects and technologies to be better prepared for and respond faster to viral pandemics of the future.
  • Evotec's PRROTECT initiative includes the development and delivery of superior novel therapeutics to curb the next viral pandemic.
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    Dr Werner Lanthaler, Chief Executive Officer of Evotec SE, commented: "COVID-19 has taught us that any pandemic response is incomplete without effective therapeutics.
  • To prepare against future pandemics, Evotec has initiated the global networking initiative PRROTECT (pandemic Preparedness and Rapid RespOnse TEChnology PlaTform).

Intelligent.com Ranks 10 Best GED Prep Courses of Year 2021

Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 1:35am

SEATTLE, June 4, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Intelligent.com , a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has published its listing of the best GED prep courses of 2021.

Key Points: 
  • SEATTLE, June 4, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Intelligent.com , a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has published its listing of the best GED prep courses of 2021.
  • The latest study from Intelligent.com assessed test prep courses that offer customized study strategies developed around each learners' strengths and weaknesses.
  • The top three courses on the list are Kaplan, Study.com, and Best GED Classes.
  • To access the complete ranking of the best GED courses and classes of 2021, please visit https://www.intelligent.com/best-ged-prep-courses-and-classes/ .

Intelligent.com Announces 10 Best ACT Prep Courses of 2021

Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 1:30am

SEATTLE, June 4, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Intelligent.com , a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has published its listing of the best ACT prep courses of 2021.

Key Points: 
  • SEATTLE, June 4, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Intelligent.com , a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has published its listing of the best ACT prep courses of 2021.
  • The recent study from Intelligent.com examined test prep courses and classes that offer various formats, such as in-person tutoring or on-demand online instruction.
  • "ACT prep courses can help students improve their scores and increase their chances of getting into a top undergraduate program," says Jase Beard.
  • To access the complete ranking of the best ACT courses and classes of 2021, please visit https://www.intelligent.com/best-act-prep-courses-and-classes/ .

Delays on Pandemic Treaty Prolong the Danger to Global Health Security, says GPHC Panel

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 7:26pm

The Panel for a Global Public Health Convention (PGPHC) expressed disappointment today over indications that the World Health Assembly is planning to postpone until November 2021 the decision to start preparing a new pandemic treaty.

Key Points: 
  • The Panel for a Global Public Health Convention (PGPHC) expressed disappointment today over indications that the World Health Assembly is planning to postpone until November 2021 the decision to start preparing a new pandemic treaty.
  • At a time when the world needs urgent action, a delay of any length undermines the momentum toward bringing countries together to ratify a global public health treaty or convention.
  • In the meantime, a working group would assess the benefits of developing a WHO convention, or another instrument on pandemic preparedness and response.
  • The Panel for a Global Public Health Convention (GPHC) is an independent coalition of global leaders working to strengthen the worlds ability to prevent, prepare, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks before they become widespread pandemics.