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IICF Women in Insurance Global Conference Come to New York City
Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation
The IICF Women in Insurance Global conference, June 17-19 in New York City, promises to empower the 500-plus participants to make positive changes — personal, cultural and corporate changes. The end result will be positive change in the industry as a whole.
Goals of the conference are to:
In addition to gaining knowledge and skills, the conference attendees will have opportunities to build and strengthen their networks.
- Provide insights into excellence in leadership
- Share best practices in establishing gender balance
- Impart knowledge on innovation and future trends in the insurance industry and to equip the conference participants with knowledge of the skills needed to be successful in the future.
President launches police data initiative
President Barack Obama visited the country's most dangerous city on May 18 to talk about how new efforts around data and technology can improve policing.
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Supreme Court ruling on Maryland's double income tax could impact other states and localities
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Maryland's local tax on out-of-state income is unconstitutional and amounts to double taxation, a ruling that could impact more than a dozen other states with similar local taxes.
Obama will restrict grenade launchers, military equipment from local police
The Obama administration moved to prohibit federal agencies from providing local cops with certain kinds of military equipment such as grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and bayonets, in the wake of controversy over a "militarized" police response to unrest last summer in Ferguson, Missouri.
Nut products remain prime target for food-safety recalls
The Wall Street Journal
Products made with nuts remain the biggest cause of food-related recalls even though a spate of outbreaks of the infectious bacteria listeria grabbed headlines in the food supply-chain industry over the past month.
Taxi panic button proposal stirs questions about safety and false alarms
The New York Times
The back of a taxi has long been a haven for the weary or hurried, offering a moment of peace before climbing back into the chaos of New York City.
But a City Council member says the back seat of a taxi can be a dangerous place, and she is calling for a new high-tech safeguard for passengers.
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Did a hacker really make a plane go sideways?
The Christian Science Monitor
Last month when a noted cybersecurity researcher tweeted mid-flight about his airplane's technical vulnerabilities, he was detained by the FBI and found himself at the center of renewed debate over security risks in commercial airliners.
As warm weather arrives, so do motorcycle fatalities
By Denise A. Valenti
The arrival of May brings more moderate weather, and with it an increase in the number of motorcycle riders sharing the roads and highways. Not surprisingly, the warmer months of May through September feature the highest rates of motorcycle fatalities. Close to 60 percent of deaths due to motorcycle accident involved operators who were wearing a helmet. However, data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on fatalities and helmet use still indicates the importance of protection for both operators and passengers.
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IBM, Deloitte bring big data to risk management
IBM and Deloitte are betting that computers can understand reams of financial regulatory guidelines more thoroughly, and speedily, than humans.
The two companies have developed a system that can parse complex government regulations related to financial matters, and compare them to a company's own plans for meeting those requirements.
7 ways to influence risky project decisions
By Dr. David Hillson
Many project decisions are made by other people that affect you and your career, and often these decisions are about risk. Decisions about budgets, assignments, team allocations or priorities can significantly change the risk profile of a project. But even though these vital decisions are made by others, you can still influence the outcome. We have to identify, analyze and mitigate these risks to get optimal project results. How can we use our influencing skills to deal with risks that arise from the decisions of others?
Airbag recall nears 34 million, sets record, Floridians at special risk
Palm Beach Post
The number of airbags under recall for risk of death or injury has rocketed past 30 million after a history-making announcement by a Japanese manufacturer today.
2/3 of risk managers say frats are major liability
Inside Higher Ed
Two-thirds of college and university risk managers responding to a recent survey said they consider the risks associated with fraternities to be among the most significant risks facing higher education.
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