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  • As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash

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    Jeff Brady
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:38 am
    The oil giant is paying billions of dollars to businesses hurt by the 2010 spill. But BP refuses to pay business owners hurt by a government drilling moratorium that was put in place after the spill.» E-Mail This
  • EPA says proposed Delta water tunnel would harm environment

    L.A. Times - Science
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:25 pm
    In a sharp rebuke of state plans for a massive water tunnel system in Northern California, federal environmental officials say that the project would violate pollution standards and could worsen conditions for imperiled fish species.
  • Ebola virus disease update - west Africa

    Disease Outbreak News
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    A full understanding of the outbreak that will lead to improved response requires detailed analysis of exactly where transmission is occurring (by district level) and of time trends. This analysis is ongoing. Preliminary results show that cases are still concentrated (62% of all reported cases since the beginning of the outbreak) in the epicentre of the outbreak in Gueckedou (Guinea); Lofa (Liberia), where cases continue to rise; and Kenema and Kailahun (Sierra Leone). Capital cities are of particular concern, owing to their population density and repercussions for travel and trade. WHO and…
  • Early school start times unhealthy

    CNN.com - Health
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.
  • Plasticity Labs Raises $2.1M To Boost Employee Morale

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    28 Aug 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Plasticity Labs , a company that uses data analytics to measure workplace morale, announced that it has raised $2.1 million led by Fibernetics Ventures.
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  • As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash

    Jeff Brady
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:38 am
    The oil giant is paying billions of dollars to businesses hurt by the 2010 spill. But BP refuses to pay business owners hurt by a government drilling moratorium that was put in place after the spill.» E-Mail This
  • Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs'

    Joel Rose
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:29 am
    Health officials want to reduce the rat population, so they're hiring extra exterminators, sealing up holes and teaching regular New Yorkers how to make homes and gardens less rat-friendly.» E-Mail This
  • What We Really See When We Go See A Movie

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Dr. Tim Smith, a visual scientist at the University of London, discusses how our brains perceive what's seen on the big screen. How do we process images, events and stories that we see in the movies?» E-Mail This
  • Night Of The Cemetery Bats

    Veronique LaCapra
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    And you thought cemeteries were for the dead. A nighttime census of leafy Bellefontaine in St. Louis reveals at least two species of bats. Parklike graveyards provide key habitat for urban wildlife.» E-Mail This
  • Scientists Study How We Evolved To Stand On Our Own Two Fins

    Scott Neuman
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    They examined an African fish that can breathe air and walk on its fins, discovering insights into the transition from sea to land some 400 million years ago.» E-Mail This
 
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    Disease Outbreak News

  • Ebola virus disease update - west Africa

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    A full understanding of the outbreak that will lead to improved response requires detailed analysis of exactly where transmission is occurring (by district level) and of time trends. This analysis is ongoing. Preliminary results show that cases are still concentrated (62% of all reported cases since the beginning of the outbreak) in the epicentre of the outbreak in Gueckedou (Guinea); Lofa (Liberia), where cases continue to rise; and Kenema and Kailahun (Sierra Leone). Capital cities are of particular concern, owing to their population density and repercussions for travel and trade. WHO and…
  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of Congo

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    On 26 August 2014, the Ministry of Health, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Equateur Province. The index case was a pregnant woman from Ikanamongo Village who butchered a bush animal that had been killed and given to her by her husband. She became ill with symptoms of EVD and reported to a private clinic in Isaka Village. On 11 August 2014, she died of a then-unidentified haemorrhagic fever. Local customs and rituals associated with death meant that several health-care workers were exposed and…
  • Ebola virus disease update - west Africa

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Between 19 and 20 August 2014, a total of 142 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 77 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Questions have been received in WHO Headquarters about the original proposed budget for the response and the new draft budget, which is being reviewed by partners. The increase in needed resources is based on improved data and understanding of the situation on the ground in the affected countries. The new estimation of costs is derived using a unit-cost model, built for the most…
  • Ebola virus disease update - west Africa

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Between 17 and 18 August 2014, a total of 221 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 106 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. WHO continues to engage in high-level communication efforts with affected countries, companies and organizations doing business in and from Africa, and national and global leaders. Currently, some companies have taken the decision to suspend services to the affected countries. This includes airlines and shipping companies. As a result of these decisions, countries are beginning to…
  • Ebola virus disease update - west Africa

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:45 am
    Between 14 and 16 August 2014, a total of 113 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 84 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia*, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.+ The response of WHO and other partners to the Ebola Virus outbreak is continuing to grow in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. To reduce the likelihood that those who are infected will carry the disease outside their communities, the governments have set up quarantine zones in areas of high transmission including severely-affected cities such as Gueckedou in Guinea,…
 
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  • Plasticity Labs Raises $2.1M To Boost Employee Morale

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Plasticity Labs , a company that uses data analytics to measure workplace morale, announced that it has raised $2.1 million led by Fibernetics Ventures.
  • SMC Heads-Up: E-cigarettes, SMCs gather in NZ, crisis advice

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:11 pm
    WHO Report criticises e-cigarettes The World Health Organization has recommended restrictions be placed on the marketing of e-cigarettes, their sale to minors and indoor use.
  • Swine flu detected at Vic prison

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    THE inmates have been isolated in their cells at the medium security Marngoneet Correction Centre near Geelong after testing positive to swine flu.
  • There Are 2000 Reasons For Continued Optimism In The Stock Market

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    I cut my eye teeth with the great value investor Al Frank, and have now passed a quarter century with his namesake firm, working my way up from the proverbial mail room in 1987 to Director of Research in 1989 to Chief Portfolio Manager in 1989.
  • Foods that are banned

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    There is nothing worse than living or traveling abroad and being denied a favored food fix from home not just because it's hard to find, but because it is outright banned.
 
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  • US Terrorism Market: TRIPRA

    GC Editor
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The focus on the availability and affordability of terrorism (re)insurance coverage comes as the US House of Representatives and Senate are currently considering various changes to Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA). TRIPRA expires on December 31, 2014 and the future of the federal backstop is the headline issue within the terrorism market this [...]
  • Government Pools Remain Integral Risk Management Tools

    GC Editor
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Terrorism pools have been set up by governments in a number of countries to mitigate the withdrawal of (re)insurance capacity from the private market following significant terrorism events. The pools were established in reaction to specific threats faced within each country. Each pool generally requires a formal declaration that a terrorist event has occurred to [...]
  • 6.0Mw Earthquake — American Canyon, California

    GC Editor
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    A 6.0-magnitude earthquake was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) about 4 miles northwest of American Canyon, California and five miles north-northwest of Napa, California. The quake occurred at 3:20 a.m. local time (10:20 UTC) near the north shore of San Pablo Bay, with a magnitude of 6.0. The quake depth was 7.0 miles [...]
  • GC Videocast - MENA Insights Speaks To Guy Carpenter’s Chris Pleasant

    GC Editor
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    In our fifth and final MENA Insights interview, Chris Pleasant, Managing Director of Guy Carpenter, offers an upbeat vision of the future. While the current soft market presents challenges, it belies the greater re/insurance opportunity ahead. As local insurance markets mature and the approach to reinsurance buying becomes more sophisticated, MENA will enter the next [...]
  • European Conference on Earthquake Engineering

    GC Editor
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The 15th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, on August 24 - 29, 2014. This very important event is held every four years and brings together the most renowned experts on seismology, vulnerability, risk and structural and geotechnical engineering. The most recent advances in the field of hazard and risk [...]
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