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Personality survey shows risk managers
displaying more proactive traits

Property Casualty 360    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While risk managers with traditional skills are still in the majority, a large group of risk managers — 40 percent — exhibit non-traditional characteristics, and are "drivers" and "evangelists," with more social skills and charm, according to a study based on profiling methodology. More

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Jury rejects city liability in death caused by collision with firetruck
The Sacramento Bee    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A Sacramento Superior Court jury recently rejected a mother's claim that the city was liable for the death of her daughter in an early-morning collision with a firetruck three years ago. The panel found that the driver of the truck was negligent in the April 12, 2008, crash that killed Kirsten Helene Ross, 20. More

Policing in the post-9/11 era
Governing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Just minutes after American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, Ron Haddad's phone rang. It was his boss, Detroit Police Chief Charles E. Wilson, who was in the Pentagon when the plane hit. "He called me right away," says Haddad, who at the time was a precinct commander. "He said, 'What do you think we should do?'" In cities across the country, the question on every law enforcement professional's mind at that moment was a very local one: "What do we do now?" More

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Children no longer have to remove shoes at airports
Homeland Security News Wire    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said that her agency is changing its airport security policy for children 12 years and younger who will no longer be required to remove their shoes at airport checkpoints. In addition, Napolitano said the agency's new policies seek to avoid pat downs for children by using other screening techniques. More

Hurricane Irene magnifies financial pain
Housing Predictor    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Cities and counties dealing with clean-up costs of Hurricane Irene are facing increasing financial pain as they recover from the monster storm, which affected more than a dozen states along the eastern seaboard. Irene may cost insurers as much as $4.5 billion in damages in the U.S., according to Risk Management Solutions, Inc. The storm caused an estimated $2 billion to $4.5 billion in insured losses throughout the nation and up to $1 billion in the Caribbean. More

The evolution of campus security a decade after 9/11
The Rocky Mountain Collegian    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the decade following the attacks on Sept. 11, CSU students can see few changes to day-to-day security on campus. While experts say 9/11 didn't immediately influence campus security, the national disaster acted as a catalyst prompting a retooling of procedures and an increased focus on safe practices. More

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