By Phred Dvorak and Phred Dvorak The Wall Street Journal BiographyPhred Dvorak @Phred_Dvorak Google+ [email protected] Jake Maxwell Watts Jake Maxwell Watts The Wall Street Journal BiographyJake Maxwell Watts @jmwatts_ Google+ [email protected] July 11, 2018 6:09 p.m. ET 82 COMMENTS Rescuers evacuate one of the 12 boys trapped with their soccer coach inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand. The boys were carried on stretchers through the labyrinth. Photo: Thai Navy SEAL/Associated Press MAE SAI, Thailand—One of the world’s most dramatic rescue missions appeared to take place like clockwork. It narrowly skirted disaster many times. Early in the search for 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach, marooned several kilometers inside a flooded cave, rescuers unknowingly made it to within a few hundred meters of the group—only to be pushed back by rising waters. Later, divers trying to navigate the murky, fast-moving currents in … [Read more...] about The Thai Cave Rescue, Before Its Triumph, Teetered on the Brink of Disaster
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Brought to you by Worldwide, natural disasters are occurring more regularly and with greater ferocity. This new documentary explains the risks and offers tips on protecting your home The exciting documentary Built to Last? begins broadcasting this summer on channels in the UK and across the world. Filmed in the UK, Philippines and the US by independent British documentary producer Rockhopper Media, it examines the many hazards homeowners around the world face and powerfully makes the point that, though ways exist to make buildings far more resilient, most homeowners are never offered the options by the property industry or government. The film is inspired by the book Resilience – The Ultimate Sustainability, written by retired building industry expert Aris Papadopoulos, whose non-profit Resilience Action Fund funded its production. The World Bank considered it important enough to co-fund. A World Trade Centre 9/11 survivor, Papadopoulos draws on his industry-insider … [Read more...] about How can our homes and communities better withstand natural disasters?
Normal service was resumed as England defeated Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs to share the series at 1-1. England’s opening bowlers were more skilful than Pakistan’s, as they should be in their home conditions, while England’s batting was decisively deeper. Thus the main question arising from this too-brief series is why England’s service at Lord’s was so abnormal, and the primary answer must be that they were collectively short of red-ball match-practice, while Pakistan were far more adjusted to local conditions because of their Test in Ireland. Hence it is clever copying by the ECB to arrange a four-day Test against Ireland next summer before the Ashes and straight after the World Cup, so England do not go into another home series so ring-rusty. After this three-day victory, the allround feats of Dom Bess, the promising debut of Sam Curran, the batting of Jos Buttler that won him the man of the match award and the return of Keaton Jennings, … [Read more...] about England put Lord’s disaster behind them with comprehensive victory over Pakistan
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The Youth Challenge Vanuatu (YCV) under the Youth Centre Services — Volunteer Program has awarded Certificates of Participation to 33 youth who attended two trainings — the Disaster Risk Management (DRR) and the Participatory, Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST).The DRR training is conducted with 21 youth members (16 females) aged 18 – 35 who are YCV members, in Port Vila on the 1st to 3rd of May 2018.The Introduction to Disaster Management (IDM) and Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) course is one of six courses available to Pacific Island countries to assist with their efforts to build greater capacity for coordination of preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery initiatives in support of countries’ national plans and arrangements. The IDM and EOC course conducted looks to provide information and skills necessary for persons to better understand and fulfil their assigned roles in disaster management. Vanuatu is one of the most hazardous-prone … [Read more...] about Introduction to Disaster Management and EOC Course