The Taipei Times, which is the premier English language newspaper in Taiwan, has generously run as an Op. Ed. an improved version of my blog post reflecting on landslide management in the aftermath of Typhoon Morakot. This is available here.
Dave Petley is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hull in the United Kingdom. His blog provides commentary and analysis of landslide events occurring worldwide, including the landslides themselves, latest research, and conferences and meetings.
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David,Very nice oped in the Taipei Times today. NOW that it's there in English, I wonder if you can find a way to have it translated into Mandarin by one of your friends in Taiwan and then re-publish it again in the Chinese-language mother ship of the Taipei Times called The Liberty Times. It's a national newspaper with a circulation of around 1 million readers, and if your oped appeares there in Chinese, it will reach the movers and shakers of Taiwan, professors, policy makers, etc. Good idea? To send the oped to the Liberty Times in Chinese version, send to [email protected]– Danny Bloom, south island
David,Welcome back from your vacation. Actually, this intro above should read:''The Taipei Times, which is the premier English-language newspaper in Taiwan, has generously run as an Op. Ed. [after a reader in Taiwan contacted me out of the blue and generously gave his time and energy to me and gave me the email address and contact person at the Times to send the oped to, which oped he also suggested I write based on my original blog. thanks Danny ]…….an improved version of my blog post reflecting on landslide management in the aftermath of Typhoon Morakot. This is available here.''
how quickly we forget the people who helped us along the way, as if we did it all ourselves….SMILE