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Stewart pointed to jockey safety, horse welfare, ethical issues and marketing of racing as areas that highlighted the importance of tackling catastrophic injuries.
The forces will be absorbed by the neck muscles and the likelihood of a catastrophic injury will be greatly decreased.
Like the ponderosas, the Anasazi lived more freely than we do today from hot, catastrophic wildfire.
With all that is happening within the insurance market as it relates to catastrophic insurance, this white paper provides clarity on the current state of the market as well as on what we may face in the future from a commercial real estate finance perspective," said Quinn.
UPS and surge suppressors offer safeguards against catastrophic events such as burned-out motherboards, and keep computers operating at least long enough to prevent data loss.
You may be forced into a nursing home, and that's the catastrophic cost.
FEMA and DHS) take very seriously the need for catastrophic planning in California, as well as throughout the nation,'' Chertoff wrote.
The plaintiffs had claimed that the City was subject to ordinary negligence liability standards, pointing specifically to the allegedly negligent installation of a diesel fuel tank and fuel lines needed to supply the backup generator required to insure uninterrupted power for the Command Center during catastrophic emergencies.
It is possible, however, to bring best practice strategies to understanding, modeling, assessing and managing catastrophic events.
In this report, GAO (1) provides an overview of the insurance industry's current capacity to cover natural catastrophic risk and discusses the impacts of the 2004 hurricanes; (2) analyzes the potential of catastrophe bonds--a type of security issued by insurers and reinsurers (companies that offer insurance to insurance companies) and sold to institutional investors--and tax-deductible reserves to enhance private-sector capacity; and (3) describes the approaches that six European countries have taken to address natural and terrorist catastrophe risk, including whether these countries permit insurers to use tax-deductible reserves for such events.
Ms Pickup specialises in catastrophic injury, working with clients who have suffered a brain or spinal injury.
One of the main challenges in the implementation of health care reform in developing countries has been the development of catastrophic insurance schemes.
Doppstadt DW shredders and AK grinders now come standard with a nitrogen accumulator mechanism that greatly decreases the risk of catastrophic machine failure caused by unshreddable materials.
While the possibility of a catastrophic terrorist event is real, continued Rep.
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