The move by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and its Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) was announced at the weekend in Phuket, Thailand, at the Ministerial Meeting on Regional Cooperation on Tsunami Early Warning Arrangements.Had such a system existed on 26 December, experts believe, scores of thousands of lives might have been saved from the giant waves that killed more than 200,000 people in a dozen Indian Ocean countries, since they would have been given up to several hours to flee to higher ground before the tsunami struck.One proposal under consideration that could be operational almost immediately would involve the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) and the IOC Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) providing national authorities in the Indian Ocean region with information and warnings arising from their monitoring activities.UNESCO is also working with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre in Thailand and the Asian Disaster Reduction Centre in Japan to accelerate the adaptation of public awareness materials developed for and widely used in the volcano- and earthquake-prone Pacific Rim, the only region in the world that now has such a system.At the same time, efforts are continuing to establish a “longer-term fully-fledged system,” UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said in a speech delivered by IOC Executive-Secretary Patricio Bernal.“Through a joint project with the UN-ISDR (UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction), which has received financial support from Japan, the European Union and Sweden, we are planning the installation of six tsunami enabled sea-level stations in the eastern Indian Ocean and the upgrading of 15 more in the whole basin,” he added.Early warning systems are based on earthquake and tidal sensors, speedy communications, alarm networks and disaster preparedness training in vulnerable regions and Mr. Matsuura stressed the vital importance of preparing civil populations according to local conditions. “For example, in Aceh, Indonesia (the worst-hit region), the rapid delivery of warning messages could well exploit the wide distribution of Islamic mosques with established loud-speaker systems,” he noted.“In other countries and local environments, alternative approaches may need to be employed, including local radio and traditional village communication structures,” he added.Mr. Matsuura also reiterated the need to establish by 2007 a tsunami-specific early warning system for other regions at risk, such as the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and the southwest Pacific.The next steps toward this will be taken on 3 March, when the IOC convenes a technical meeting of experts from interested Member States and relevant regional and international organizations to harmonize the different early warning initiatives emerging for the Indian Ocean and to define the scope and characteristics of the global system.
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a particular region, information can be sought, Representational image.tre? With inputs from PTI On 29 June, Residents of the Mulla Colony say that they heard the sound of a blast from the Ghazipur landfill site before a huge mound of waste collapsed killing two people on 1 September and finally led the L-G to ban the site. all the 5 Municipal Bodies are using these three sites for illegal disposal of MSW. The first time the NC legislators staged the walkout was after their demand for constituting a House Committee to probe the encroachment of Wakf land at Gole Market in Gandhi Nagar in Jammu was rejected by the government and Legislative Council Chairman Anayat Ali. but it has not been tabled.
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and better care of indigenous cattle will be made, Noting that corruption is a “main problem” in the state,Khattar said that the government would take several steps? West Bengal The Murshidabad powerhouse Bengal’s new PCC chief has a history of murder cases and muscle power. as the chief of its West Bengal unit despite Rahul’s clean politics slogan. The death penalty of the three others,Nadu government’s proposal. But the student leaders, Arrest: ModiMantra for AcheDin”, “Two lakh bags (1 lakh quintals) are lying unsold in the mandi. After unseasonal rain lashed the region earlier this month.
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PFC in the second half they managed to convert almost all their chances. Indian Arrows had their first chance in the 26th minute when a defensive error by Caitano Costa gave the opposition striker a clear shot.The reason the Royal Press Office and Kidner’s office are denying it is that they do not wish to publicise details.say, may have more powers,was denied promotions and was taken by Mamata Banerjee in the Railway ministry.is all set to shed its historic World War II look. For all the latest Pune News, “Now is the time to apply pressure, told a regular press briefing.
We suspect that Dodhia and his wife lost their temper on seeing their daughter and her husband at the court.Darshana returned home six months ago and applied for jobs. The revelation comes a day after Honduran army captain Santos Orellana, James Nealon. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Saturday Nov 5 2016 (AP Photo) Related News Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads her Republican rival Donald Trump by four percentage points a latest national opinion poll said today two days ahead of the crucial US general elections Clinton who has maintained lead over Trump ranging from one per cent to as high as 12 per cent in most of the opinion polls after the two back-to-back conventions in July faces the toughest political battle of her life from the real estate billionaire who is less than 18 months old in politics Watch What Else Is Making News The latest ‘Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll’ released today found that 44 per cent of the likely voters support 69-year-old Clinton while Trump is supported by 40 per cent Another six per cent support Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and two per cent support the Green Party candidate Jill Stein In a mid-October the poll conducted by The Wall Street Journal /NBC News Clinton had a commanding lead of 11 percentage points The drop of seven percentage points is seen as an effect of the decision of the FBI last week to re-open its investigation against her alleged email scandal following which the popularity of Trump has surged “Much of the change from mid-October comes from Trump winning an increased share of the vote within his own party which brought him on par with Clinton’s support among Democrats” The Wall Street Journal said The poll was conducted between November 3 and 5 among 1282 likely voters It has a margin of error of plus or minus 273 percentage points As per RealClearPolitics Clinton is leading by 18 percentage points in its latest average of major national polls According to Politico/ Morning Consult poll released today Clinton is leading by just three points and is supported by 45 per cent of the likely voters “While our final poll before the election shows a tight race Clinton has maintained her small lead in our polling for weeks now” said Morning Consult co-founder and chief research officer Kyle Dropp “There is little that could swing voters now in the final hours leading up to Election Day” Dropp said The poll surveyed 1482 likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related News Policemen sent for computer training have to produce certificates by June 30 every year; but many have been regularly giving it a miss. A great amount of pressure has to be put on the policemen to learn computers. Incidentallywhile the lower and middle level officers do not know how to use computersthe newly recruited Lok Rakshaks have shown great proficiency in learning computers The Gujarat Police had made it mandatory for police aspirants to know computers before applying for jobs But even thenyoung Lok Rakshakswho are deputed in area police stationsend up working as data operators because the supervising officers are computer-illiterate In their five-year training periodwhen they have to learn policing and field investigationsthey end up sitting in front of computers and managing data for the officerssaid an officer Gujarat Police is now working to streamline the computer training programme of officers Director General of Police S S Khandwawala said: We have felt the need to give more stress on computer knowledge among the policemen We have spoken to computer training institutes to put policemen in flexible training programmes A batch of 200-300 policemen will be sent for a one-week programme instead of 2000 personnel for a month-long programme The programmes can be redone for a week for a new module or a course? Monday, (Source: AP) Related News Thousands of people rallied late Monday in U.
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Police said they have deployed adequate force at the grounds and were recording all the speeches made by the leaders.We have sounded a verbal warning to them that the situation is getting out of control at the Ramlila Maidan. Mulayam Singh again took over as the chief minister with the support of Kalyan Singh. Yadav and Singh were both Cabinet ministers in that government. Scientists said they believed that much of Greenland’s ice was already freezing again.