Friday, October 19, 2018 - 07:45 External News

In the wake of hurricanes Florence and Michael and myriad other devastating storms and wildfires stacking up during the last decade, an updated assessment of California’s changing climate offers the projection of more of the same.

The assessment said Californians can expect more heat and more extreme weather, which would lead to more wildfires, floods, drought and public health issues. California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment was produced as part of a volunteer initiative by climate experts. The assessment updates the third one issued in 2012.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:45 External News

(TNS) - When a catastrophic earthquake hits California, buildings would topple and hundreds of people could be killed.

But what gets less attention is the aftermath of such a huge quake, which could leave whole neighborhoods uninhabitable and hundreds of thousands of people without homes.

Officials are trying to determine where all those refugees would go.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 07:30 External News

Workers’ compensation premium rates fell considerably nationwide, while California continued to see among the worst rates in the nation, according to a new study out from the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.

The department puts out its Oregon Workers’ Compensation Premium Rate Ranking Summary report every two years.

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:30 External News

Potentially powerful winds combined with dry weather are raising the threat of wildfires in California.

State firefighters say they are preparing for potential extreme fire weather early in the week.

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:30 External News

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved a filing from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s that makes amendments to uniform statistical reporting and experience rating.

The WCIRB submitted a regulatory filing and ensuing amendments to the filing in Aug. 1 which was followed by a public hearing was held on Aug. 3.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 11:00 External News

Some are calling it the worst Facebook hack of all time. Others are calling it a giant ruse and much ado about nothing.

Regardless of where you sit on the fence with the latest cybersecurity news about Facebook, one thing's for sure: Any news involving Facebook is still a very big deal to the public.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 11:00 External News

Nearly two-thirds of law enforcement personnel reported their agencies use artificial intelligence to some degree for administrative, forensics or social media risk analysis work, according to an Accenture survey released Monday at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Orlando, Florida.

The Dublin, Ireland-based consulting company surveyed 309 employees from policing organizations across six countries, including the U.S., and found 76 percent expected to need new digital skills within five years.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 11:00 External News

Many projects overrun their budget and schedule targets, often due to the following causes:

Project plans are biased, usually towards being over-optimistic.
Project plans do not fully reflect the impact of uncertainty and risks (including both project-specific risks and systemic risks).

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 10:15 External News

California is poised to set an annual record it never wanted to break: the amount of earth scorched by wildfires.

Blazes have already ripped through enough acres to blacken the entire state of Delaware, and what’s typically California’s worst month for fires is just beginning. At least 11 people have died this year from wildfires that shut down Yosemite National Park, drove thousands from their homes and destroyed more than 2,000 buildings. And forecasters say prospects for rain are slim.

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 11:00 External News

As other elementary schools across the country were preparing for the new school year by cleaning classrooms and training teachers, Hermosa Elementary, in Artesia, New Mexico was installing a network of wireless microphones that could pick up the specific concussive audio signature of gunfire. Placed high in classrooms and hallways, the golf-ball-sized devices can alert authorities to the sound and location of gunshots, reportedly within 20 seconds of firing. They can also identify make and model of guns, and automatically lock doors and sound alarms throughout the campus.