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The risk of, and coping with, a humanitarian crisis

The terrible earthquake with a magnitude 7.8 that occurred in Nepal on April 25, resulting in a huge death toll and UN estimates that 6.6 million people have been affected, begs the unthinkable:...

I have been wanting to write this article for some time, but it involves quite a bit of research. Luckily this has taken a giant step forward with the input of the Portuguese Association for...

Do you know who’s calling you?

It seems obvious, doesn’t it? You receive a telephone call from overseas by someone speaking English in a foreign accent saying they are from Microsoft. Without waiting further you slam the phone...

Become the “eyes and ears” of your community

I always find it interesting that whilst some people are willing to pay out thousands of euros on sophisticated alarm systems, they do not adopt simple measures that are free of charge and can...

As we look forward to 2015, it is an appropriate time to reflect on the progress that has been made concerning the fight against crime over the last few years and the challenges that we all face...

The popularity of online shopping continues to grow every year as consumers discover the savings that can be made in comparison to traditional bricks and mortar retailers, and the fact that we can...

Online dating has exploded in popularity over the past 10 years. Once seen as a rather desperate way to meet a potential partner the industry has now become a much more acceptable way of finding...

The televised search of Sir Cliff Richard’s property in the UK to my mind illustrates something that is inherently wrong in the relationship between the media and the police. In this case the BBC...

Readers may recall around a year ago I used an analogy of a 1970’s James Bond movie to describe the introduction of Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) into the Algarve and how this was a...

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