According to the results of a risk analysis drawn up by the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA), the situation in Estonia would reach emergency proportions if 3,000 or more foreigners arrived in the country in groups of dozens of people. According to the PPA, an influx at such a scale could cause issues in the continuity of emergency care as a vital service.In such a situation, PPA employees' resources would likewise be exhausted, and the law enforcement agency would be unable to ensure law and order, putting people's lives and wellbeing at risk.This influx would also place a great burden on the capacities of as well as provision of services at detention and reception facilities.In an emergency situation, the procedural load of courts as well as administrative bodies would increase, and additional staff would be needed in order to provide translation and healthcare services as well as ensure public order.As a result, changes and additions will be made to norms in legislation in … [Read more...] about PPA risk analysis: Influx of 3,000 foreigners would cause emergency
By Samuel Rubenfeld Samuel Rubenfeld The Wall Street Journal BiographySamuel Rubenfeld Oct 23, 2018 5:30 am ET 1 COMMENTS A group of former officials at the U.S. Treasury Department launched a firm that uses research and data analytics to help companies and banks with sanctions-related risk. The private firm, called Kharon, has been in a beta phase for the past 18 months and has about 50 employees between Washington, Los Angeles and New York, its executives said in an interview. Most of Kharon’s highest-ranking officials previously served in the Treasury’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis, which provides assessments and other material for the U.S. national-security apparatus to identify illicit finance threats. “At their core, sanctions are a reflection of national-security threats,” said Matthew Epstein, Kharon’s chief executive and chairman, who worked in senior positions across Treasury’s terrorism and … [Read more...] about Former Treasury Intelligence Officials Launch Data, Risk Analysis Firm
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday gave a verdict on Nigeria’s $21.72 trillion ($70.99 billion) public debt position, saying it constitutes direct risk to the country’s financial stability. The IMF’s Financial Counselor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, Tobias Adrian made the disclosure during the Global Financial Stability report presentation at ongoing IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington D.C, United States. The referenced Nigeria’s external debt and domestic debt figures above are as at December 2017 data from Debt Management Office (DMO) showed. Adrian said the Fund is ready to provide sound debt management assistance to Nigeria and other emerging market countries, in line with its debt sustainability framework for low income countries and emerging market economies. According to him, short-term risks to financial stability have increased, and medium term risks remain high while vulnerabilities in global … [Read more...] about IMF: Nigeria’s $21.72tr debt poses financial stability risks
The only written risk analysis the Peninsula Airport Commission prepared in using taxpayer money to guarantee a $5 million line of credit for People Express Airlines was done two and half years after the fact, and amounted to only two pages.It came in response to a request from Virginia Department of Transportation auditors who were looking to see how carefully the commission had evaluated that risk, emails the Daily Press obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request show.The auditors began their work in response to a Daily Press report in January that Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport had used public funds to repay People Express' $4.5 million debt to TowneBank. They eventually issued a blistering report on the lack of care the commission took and the conflicts of interest of several people involved in People Express and airport dealings.When auditors asked the commission for its "due diligence files" — records of the work airport officials had done in … [Read more...] about Newport News airport commission analysis of People Express loan written two years after it went south
The findings, published in the journal Risk Analysis, suggest that heat and cold waves affect people with certain health conditions differently, highlighting the need for tailored public service risk communication. Print IANS New York, Publish Date: Apr 15 2018 2:01PM | Updated Date: Apr 15 2018 2:01PMRepresentational imageWhile extreme cold increases mortality risks for people with cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, extreme heat is risky for people with renal diseases, new research suggests.The findings, published in the journal Risk Analysis, suggest that heat and cold waves affect people with certain health conditions differently, highlighting the need for tailored public service risk communication. For the study, the researchers gathered extreme temperature data and compared it to deaths in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan area -- known as the Twin Cities of Minnesota in the US -- between 1998 and 2014 and emergency department visits from 2005 to 2014."We … [Read more...] about Who is at risk of death due to extreme heat and cold?