What else was going on that day?
Also DEFRA were running the Flood and Coastal Management Conference at the University of York from the 5th-7th July.At Millwall FC's Den stadium in Zampa Road, Bermondsey, a conference for London Ambulance staff was cancelled to let paramedics get to the scene of the carnage.
A spokesman for Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust said: "We instigated the trust's major incident plan just after 9am following the explosions.
"So far we have received eight patients, some of which are critically injured and a number of walking wounded.
"We are also freeing up beds to ensure we are prepared for further casualties."
Buses were later sent out from Catford garage to help ferry stranded commuters out of central London.
Source: ICSouth London
There was also a conference in London for the National Primary Care Development Team which was postponed on the day owing to the blasts and reconvened on September 9th:Flood and Coastal Management Conference
The annual Defra River and Coastal Engineering Conference was first held in the wake of the 1953 floods as a means of encouraging information exchange on technical matters between the Department and the then Catchment Boards.
Since then the conference has been extended to cover a broader range of interests centred on the management of river and coastal flood risks and coastal erosion, including new techniques, example of best practice and the outputs of the Defra / Environment Agency Joint Research and Development Programme.
It now regularly attracts over 400 delegates and exhibitors from across the sector including representatives from local and central government, flood and coastal defence operating authorities, consultancies, industry, environmental charities and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
And, of course, there was the annual Local Government Authority Annual Conference and Exhibition, sponsored by Land Securities at the Harrogate International Centre, 5–8 July 2005, at which a certain Mr Rudolph Giuliani who was warmly welcomed by the LGA chairmanPCT Commissioning
Integrating new agendas and directions
7th July 2005, London
This one-day conference will provide all those involved in commissioning with the necessary learning, professional development and networking to effectively integrate and deliver the modern healthcare agenda. You will be able to share best practice by hearing numerous case studies from those leading on the implementation of new policy.
Dr Mo Dewji, Clinical Director for Primary Care Contracting, National Primary Care Development Team
Julie Taylor, Programme Director for System Reform, Department of Health
Simon Kirk, Chief Executive, Hambleton and Richmondshire PCT
For more information and to book your place please tel: 020 7505 6044, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.hsj-pctcommissioning.co.uk
Integrating new agendas and directions
9th September 2005, Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
Following the events of the 7th of July, Health Service Journal curtailed this conference early in the day, the event will now take place on 9th September. The one-day conference will provide those involved in commissioning with relevant learning, professional development and networking to help effectively integrate and deliver the modern healthcare agenda.
Speakers confirmed include:
Dr Mo Dewji, Clinical Director Primary Care Contracting, National Primary Care Development Team
Michael Sobjana, Chief Executive, NHS Alliance
Julie Taylor, Director of System Reform, Department of Heath
All delegates originally booked to attend are invited to attend at no extra cost!* Other booking rates available at www.hsj-pctcommissioning.co.uk.
For further information and to register contact 0845 056 8299 or email email@example.com. Visit www.hsj-pctcommissioning.co.uk for the latest programme. 0845 056 8299
*Please note this offer only applies to delegates who previously booked a place at the PCT Commissioning conference on 7th July 2005.
Source: National Primary Care Develpment Team
Rudy spoke on July 6th before heading back to London in time to appear on Thursday morning news reports drawing analogies between London 7/7 and New York 9/11 which happened under his watch.LGA annual conference and exhibition
Harrogate International Centre 5–8 July 2005
IMPROVING LIFE IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Welcome back to Harrogate and to the local government event of the year. Our ninth annual conference promises to be an exciting, stimulating and challenging few days, with events, presentations and discussions focusing on our theme, improving lifein local communities.
We are delighted to welcome the former Mayor of New York Rudolph Giuliani to Harrogate to share with us his experiences of leadership.
Cllr Sir Sandy Bruce-Lockhart OBE
Local Government Association
Speaker Profile: Rudolph W Giuliani, former Mayor of New York
Upon graduation from New York University Law School in 1968, Rudy Giuliani clerked for United States district judge Lloyd MacMahon. In 1970, he joined the office of the US attorney and rose to serve as executive US attorney.
In 1975, Giuliani was recruited to Washington, DC, as associate deputy attorney general and chief of staff to the deputy attorney general. In 1981, Giuliani was named associate attorney general and then in 1983, was appointed US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he spearheaded efforts against drug dealers, organised crime, government corruption, and white-collar criminals. In 1993 he was elected the 107th Mayor of the City of New York and re-elected in 1997 by a wide margin. Under his leadership, overall crime fell 65 per cent, murder was
reduced by 70 per cent. On September 11, 2001, America suffered the worst terrorist attack in its history.
Mayor Giuliani immediately began leading the recovery of the city, working tirelessly to restore the city and the morale of its residents. He was named Person of the Year by Time magazine and was knighted by the Queen. Limited to two terms as mayor, Rudy Giuliani founded Giuliani Partners in 2002, and remains active in public life. His book, Leadership, published in 2002, became an immediate bestseller.
Source: Local Government Authority Handbook
Benjamin Netanyahu was also in town and is reported to have been warned in advance of something untoward about to occur in London. Netanyahu was in London in July for a conference on July 7th organised by the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange in conjunction with the Israeli Embassy in London and, wait for it, Deutsche Bank:
Then, on July 8th, ex-Met man and proponent of restoring the death penalty for working class criminals, spoke:20-June-2005
Israel Opportunity 2005 Conference for International Investors in London
Tel-Aviv, Monday, June 20 - The TASE’s annual conference for investment managers at international funds that invest in Israel will be held in London this year, in July 7, 2005. This is the fourth time the TASE has held the annual event in London, as part of its activity aimed at encouraging foreign investments in Israel. This year’s conference will be held in collaboration with the Israeli embassy in London and Deutsche Bank.
Keynote speakers at the conference are Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, Minister of Finance, and Mr. Moshe Tery, Chairman of the Israel Securities Authority. CEOs of the large listed companies Teva, Bank Leumi, Israel Corporation, Discount Investment, Delek Group, El-Al, Africa-Israel Investments and Makhteshim Agan will present their companies’ activity. In addition, the Exchange-Traded Funds will be presented, for the first time, by Clal Finance and KSM Financial Instruments.
Ronit Harel Ben-Ze’ev, Senior Vice President and Head of the Economic Department at the TASE, commented that the London conference is an important part of the TASE’s activity aimed at strengthening the ties of the TASE and the heads of leading listed companies with international investors: “Foreign investors’ activity in Israel has a great deal of influence on the TASE in particular and on the capital market in general. The increase in foreign investments in TASE stocks, from $480 million in 2004 to $1.4 billion in the first five months of 2005, is an expression of investors’ highly positive view of the Israeli economy.”
About The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange
The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, founded in 1953, is owned by its 25 member firms and is regulated by the Israel Securities Authority. The TASE offers international investors a combination of attractive investment opportunities and a full complement of market services. The exchange trades shares, fixed-income instruments, and derivatives on a single, fully automated trading platform. Clearing and settlement of all trades are executed in-house, through the TASE's wholly owned clearing house, which also serves as Israel's central securities depository.
Marketing and Media Relations
The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange
Phone: 972 - 3 - 567 - 7405
It seems Network Rail were busy 'in a meeting' on July 7th:Speaker Profile: Lord John Stevens, ex-Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service
Lord Stevens is widely recognised as the most successful Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in modern times. By the time he left the service in January 2005, officer numbers had passed 30,000, morale was high and crime figures had been substantially reduced. Added to this, Stevens garnered support and respect from all sections of the community, and created the world’s leading specialist force in anti-terrorism.
Lord Stevens quickly progressed through the Met ranks, before moving to senior positions in Hampshire, Cambridgeshire and Northumbria – where after major restructuring he achieved a 46 per cent reduction in overall crime over four years. He then became HM Inspector of Constabulary, before returning to the Met.
After five years at the Metropolitan Police Service, robbery offences were down by 16 per cent, complaints had fallen by 58 per cent, the detection rate was up 36 per cent and the number of officers from minority ethnic groups had doubled. The Met has become an ‘employer of choice’.
So, Blair, Bush and all the G8 crews were in Scotland, Ken Livingstone was in Singapore with the Olympic Bid team, London-based police officers had been shipped up to G8, Rudolph W. Giuliani was in town, Netanyahu was in town for a meeting and was apparently warned prior to the attacks, and public transport and emergency staff were either in pre-arranged conferences and meetings. In the midst of all this, six explosions attributed to power surges occur on the underground (later revised to three explosions caused by suicide bombers) and a diverted number 30 bus explodes.There was plenty more going on that morning, info and links to follow....Transport Articles :: Public Finance, July 15 2005
Ready for anything: a capital response
"The rapid response was helped by good luck too. At the time the bombs went off, a meeting was taking place of paramedics and others involved in emergency plans and they were quickly despatched to the various sites. Speed is crucial in trauma cases, with the treatment in the first 15 minutes often determining life or death. There was also at the time a meeting of senior Network Rail staff in the Russell Hotel, yards from the Tavistock Square and Russell Square tube station, and, donning their emergency jackets, they were quickly able to help out at the two nearby scenes of bombings, King’s Cross and Tavistock Square."
Source: Christian Wolmar