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With nearly $4 billion in Detroit exposure, bond insurers assess liability
Property Casualty 360
Three major bond insurers appear to be working with Detroit's emergency manager to gauge their liability in the midst of the city's recent bankruptcy filing. Ambac Assurance Corp., Assured Guaranty and MBIA's National Public Finance Guarantee Corp. hold a total of more than $3.7 billion in municipal bond exposure to Detroit and its authorities.
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Memo: Cops could be used as 911 call-takers
New York Daily News
Cops on modified duty or assigned to security at the Public Safety Answering Center in downtown Brooklyn would be pressed into service as call-takers — but no final decision has yet been made says a department spokesperson.
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10 years later: What's changed in risk management?
By Dr. David Hillson
The Risk Doctor brand was launched 10 years ago, in July 2003, and we've been looking back to see what's changed since then. We can see that considerable progress has been made, but there's still some way to go before risk management is seen to deliver on its full promise as a major contributor to project and business success. While there have been definite improvements, some things remain depressingly similar.
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Woman's rape on the job may leave city liable
Courthouse News Service
An Ohio woman can sue the city of North Ridgeville for hiring a man who later raped her on the job, the state Supreme Court ruled. Lisa Vacha had been working at the city's French Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant for four years when Mayor G. David Gillock encouraged Charles Ralston, the father of two of his grandchildren, to apply for an open position there in 2004.
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Bloomberg vetoes New York City anti-stop-and-frisk bills
New York Daily News
New York's mayor slammed both bills — one to create an NYPD inspector general and another to allow people to sue over racial profiling by cops — as a boon to criminals and terrorists. The "dangerous and irresponsible" measures "would make New Yorkers less safe," he said.
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Moody's may downgrade Santa Fe, NM's bond rating
ABQ Journal
A major credit ratings agency is considering downgrading Santa Fe's bond rating because of what it says is the city's troubling ratio of pension liabilities to operating revenues. Santa Fe's pension liabilities are six times that of its operating revenue, according to Moody's Investors Service. The agency is also looking at Santa Fe County, Las Vegas, N.M., and Alamogordo.
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Fragile cities rising
The ISN Blog
A new social category recently emerged on the security and development landscape — the fragile city. The preoccupation with "fragile" and "failed" cities — at least in military circles — echoes many of the very same anxieties associated with failed and fragile states. Such cities are said to experience ruptures in the social contracts binding governments and citizens and a declining ability to regulate and monopolize legitimate violence across their territories.
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Canada issues new emergency rail safety measures after crash
Bloomberg News via Concord Monitor
Canada responded to a deadly train explosion in Quebec by setting new emergency requirements for railway companies, including having at least two employees operating shipments of dangerous goods. Trains that carry such goods can no longer be left unattended on a main track, the Transport Department said in a statement from Ottawa recently.
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