Road Safety Mind-sets

As Madricardo and her colleagues write in the journal Scientific Reports , their findings suggest the area that became the lagoon was home to extensive Roman settlements long before the founding of Venice in the fifth century C.E. At the time, far more of what is now underwater would have been dry land. “The Venice lagoon formed from the main sea-level rise after the last glaciation, so it's a long-term process,” Madricardo tells Live Science ’s Tom Metcalfe. “We know that since Roman times—about 2,000 years—that the sea level there rose” up to eight feet. Per Krista Charles of New Scientist

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Quality Management Comment

Headline inflation is roughly on target but core consumer prices have accelerated. This has caused some alarm. When leaving his job on June 30th Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist, warned that British inflation, currently 2.1%, would be closer to 4% than 3% by the end of the year. This is not just an issue for rich countries. A measure of aggregate inflation in emerging markets produced by Capital Economics, a consultancy, rose from 3.9% in April to 4.5% in May. Rising inflation has set off a cycle of monetary tightening. Since the start of June central banks in Brazil, Hungary,

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Insurance Reflection

It’s official: China has eliminated malaria The World Health Organization (WHO) today is certifying China as free of malaria, after a decadeslong effort drove an estimated annual toll of 30 million cases in the 1940s, including 300,000 deaths, to zero in 2017. Along the way, China developed new surveillance techniques, medicines, and technologies to break the cycle of transmission between the Anopheles mosquitoes that spread malaria parasites and humans. Antimalaria efforts started in the 1950s with programs to distribute antimalarial medicines to people at risk, reduce mosquito breeding

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The Most Current Facts Concerning Sport

The most eagerly anticipated aspect of the IFR was how the PBGCwill calculate the amount of SFA available for eligiblemultiemployer plans. Under ARPA, the PBGC was given latitude toprovide "such amount required for the plan to pay all benefitsdue during the period beginning on the date of payment of thespecial financial assistance payment and ending on the last day ofthe plan year ending in 2051." The PBGC took a narrowinterpretation of this language and determined that the amount ofSFA is calculated after taking into account all of a plan'sexisting and projected obligations and resources

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