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Van Gogh Theft Focuses Attention on Empty Museums’ Security During COVID-19 Crisis

The break-in lasted just minutes. At 3 a.m. on Monday, a thief — or thieves — forced open the glass doors of the Singer Laren museum in the Netherlands and headed straight for its prize exhibit: a Van Gogh oil …

Stresses of COVID-19 Hit Businesses, Their Insurers, so Partnership Is Needed: FERMA

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) has called for enhanced understanding of the insurance needs of European businesses to help them get through the pandemic and recover afterwards. “Many companies are under great pressure as a result of …

Uber Drivers Take Backseat in Clash Between Safety and Customer Privacy

Margaret Bordelon can still feel the hands of the drunk man who tried to pull her in for a kiss at the end of his Uber ride last September in Lafayette, Louisiana. An Uber driver for only a few months, …

How People Perceive and Manage Risks Like Coronavirus

Anna Alexander, a property manager in Virginia Beach, Virginia, started the day Monday thinking that she might avoid shaking hands because of the coronavirus outbreak. Then somebody stuck out a hand to shake. She took it. “I’m a business person,”Alexander, …

Brazil’s Vale Knew Deadly Tailings Dam Was Unsafe as Far Back as 2003: Report

An independent investigation requested by Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA into the causes of the Brumadinho tailings dam disaster that killed 270 people a year ago found the company knew about the problem but failed to deal with it. …

RIMS Workshop at University of Southern California Drawing Broader Insurance Professional Audience

A risk professional is no longer merely someone who just focuses on protecting assets, according to Ward Ching, a managing director of the Western region at Aon. Ching not only sees a growing need for risk professionals to realize this …

Lyft Hopes New Expert Council Improves Safety for Riders, Drivers

Lyft Inc is putting together a council of experts to advise the ride-hailing company on its safety initiatives for riders and drivers, it said in a blog post on Tuesday. The Safety Advisory Council will include representatives from the Rape, …

Speculations on Risk

If you look at news in any way, you understand that the world is risky. Take a look at these stories in Insurance Journal. Worker in New Jersey Seriously Injured When Ditch Collapses Around Him Two Women Killed After New …

Manulife Financial’s CEO Apologizes to Employees for Executives’ Spoof Rap Video

Manulife Financial Corp. Chief Executive Officer Roy Gori apologized to employees for a spoof rap video that was part of the executive team’s year-end message. The internal video, the third in an annual series featuring different music genres, was retracted …

New Years Eve – Some Risk Management Thoughts

On this first day of the year, I think it’s time to introduce a new seasonal them; the holiday risk management edition. Last night, people celebrated the New Year in all of the traditional ways. One of those traditions that’s …