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Tsunami

February 11, 2015 2:52 pm0 comments
Tsunami

The word ‘tsunami’ means ‘harbor wave’ in Japanese (tsu = harbor + nami = wave), reflecting Japan’s tsunami-prone history. Usually caused by earthquakes tsunamis of this nature have been known to reach heights of over 100 ft and travel at speeds of up to 500 miles per hour – almost as […]

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Natural Disasters and their Risk

July 31, 2013 12:17 pm0 comments

Natural hazards are termed disasters when they kill and displace humans, damage livelihood and development infrastructure. Families and societies with adequate resources and capacities are able to avoid or limit the disastrous consequences of natural hazards, to an extent, and are able to recover whatever the losses they face. People […]

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Where do we find inspiration?

January 23, 2013 6:00 pm0 comments
Where do we find inspiration?

‘Thinspiration’ is a word that has come into our lives over the past decade. This word has encouraged young girls to look to the super skinny celebrities dominating the media, encouraging them to engage in restricting fad diets and unhealthy body images. With an increasing amount of size zero celebrities […]

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‘The Impossible’ – Review

January 13, 2013 2:16 pm1 comment
‘The Impossible’ – Review

With festive rituals aside, the legion of palm trees sufficed. Boxing Day in Thailand offered idyllic re-quiescence for the Bennetts. But what starts as perfection quickly becomes unperfected, cataclysmic. A seemingly inoffensive breeze interlaced with sporadic laughter, shadows a queer murmur in the air – a murmur that becomes a […]

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