Here’s a Better Way to Deal With Life’s Risks

first_imgThe world is an uncertain and risky place. The news constantly bombards us with scary situations from school shootings to gruesome murders.Risk is everywhere and associated with everything. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention a decade ago estimated 234,000 people a year ended up in emergency rooms because of bathroom injuries alone.While this figure is shockingly high, it probably won’t prevent you from using the toilet or washing your hands. And in general, hiding under the bed to avoid risky decisions is not a realistic option for living life.In part, that’s because we’re all risk analysts, continually weighing the costs and benefits of every decision we make. The problem is, most of us aren’t actually that good at it. As an economist, I thought it would be interesting to explore how we weigh risk in our daily lives – and how we might be able to do it more accurately. Read the whole story: TIME More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Linde expands Florida ASU

first_imgThe expansion is in response to rapidly growing contracted demand for space launch activity, and the new plant will increase production to more than 500 tonnes per day.The plant will also meet growing demand from healthcare, manufacturing, food processing and water treatment customers in the area, according to the industrial gas giant.“This new plant coming on stream strengthens Linde’s supply reliability in the region,” said Todd Lawson, Vice-President East Linde Gases US.“We are seeing a notable increase in demand for our products, not just from aerospace, but across the board. The increased production capacity of our merchant atmospheric gases will enable us to better support our growth in the region.” Linde worked closely during project planning and execution with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), the largest energy company in the US as measured by retail electricity produced and sold, and a leading clean energy company.“Linde’s expansion in the region is indicative of how Florida’s already more than $1 trillion economy continues to grow each and every year,” said Eric Silagy, President and CEO of FPL, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc.Read more like this – subscribe todayEnjoyed this story? Subscribe to gasworld today and take advantage of even more great insights and exclusives in industrial gases.Visit www.gasworld.com/subscribe to access all content and choose the right subscription for you.last_img read more

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Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner Tests Positive for COVID-19

first_imgThe embattled former vice president of the International Football Federation (FIFA), Austin Jack Warner has been hospitalised on Friday after he had tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Trinidad.Warner, 77, a former senior government minister, who had failed to win a seat in the August 10 general election, had in a statement posted on his Facebook page, confirmed that he had tested positive for the virus.“Mr Warner has tested positive for COVID-19 and is, in fact, being treated. He wishes to advise all, that he is alive and in good spirits, as always,” the statement said.Warner, who is facing extradition to the United States on fraud charges related to his tenure as a senior global official, is the second former government minister here to test positive for COVID. His former colleague, Dr. Tim Gopeesingh was recently released from a state health institution.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health in its latest bulletin on Thursday night reported that an elderly male with co-morbidities had died bringing the number of COVID-19 related deaths to 29.It said there had been 43 additional people testing positive based on samples taken from August 28 to September 2. The new figure, 1, 984, is not representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours. The total number of active cases now stands at 1,255.The ministry said 1,090 patients are in home isolation and being monitored by the County Medical Officer of Health offices.CMClast_img read more

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