RISK! is a weekly podcast and live storytelling show created and hosted by writer and actor Kevin Allison. The show's official website describes RISK! as a place "where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public".Risk! started as a weekly live storytelling series in August 2009. Chris Castiglione and Jeff Barr joined in 2010 as part of the founding team.
Each episode of the Risk! podcast starts with an introduction from Kevin Allison. In his introduction, Allison updates listeners about upcoming events that relate to the show and he also introduces that week's theme. Past themes include "Unintended," "New At This," and "Met on the Net."
The show then continues with humorous theme-based first-person narratives that are told by comedians as well as everyday people. The stories from the podcast are usually a combination of material from Kevin Allison, the live show, listener submissions and/or work from The Story Studio. These stories are usually followed by user-submitted interstitial music.
Risk is the potential of gaining or losing something of value. Values (such as physical health, social status, emotional well-being or financial wealth) can be gained or lost when taking risk resulting from a given action or inaction, foreseen or unforeseen. Risk can also be defined as the intentional interaction with uncertainty. Uncertainty is a potential, unpredictable, and uncontrollable outcome; risk is a consequence of action taken in spite of uncertainty.
Risk perception is the subjective judgment people make about the severity and probability of a risk, and may vary person to person. Any human endeavor carries some risk, but some are much riskier than others.
The Oxford English Dictionary cites the earliest use of the word in English (in the spelling of risque from its Arabic original "رزق" ) which mean working to gain income gain and profit (see Wikipedia Arabic meaning ) as of 1621, and the spelling as risk from 1655. It defines risk as:
Risk is an uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs, has an effect on at least one [project] objective. (This definition, using project terminology, is easily made universal by removing references to projects).
Risk magazine provides news and analysis covering the financial industry, with a particular focus on financial risk management regulation, and the global derivatives markets. It includes papers on option pricing and hedging, market risk, credit risk, swaps and Monte Carlo methods. Articles include news, comment and mathematical papers on an aspect of derivatives risk and pricing. Risk has a tradition of covers featuring pieces of abstract modern art. It has been described as Incisive Media's "flagship financial management title".
It was founded by Peter Field in 1987. It was owned by Risk Waters Group, then was acquired by Incisive Media, the owners of Post Magazine, Waters (magazine) and Investment Week, Journalists include: Mauro Cesa, Fiona Maxwell, and Peter Madigan, with Duncan Wood as Editor. Energy Risk — a sister title that covers energy trading and risk management — was spun off in 1994.
Risk also runs industry specific events including the annual Risk awards. In 2003 Risk magazine launched Risk.net a financial risk management website which provides news updates as a digital subscription.
Besides Ashwini Khad in Shimla, the board found the Bald in Baddi, Giri in Sirmaur, Markanda in Sirmaur, Pabbar in Rohru, Ratta in Nalagarh, Shikari Khad in Rohru, Sarsa in Nalagarh, and Sukhna Khad in Parwanoo highly polluted, posing a risk to the aquatic ecosystems, wildlife and health of communities relying on these water sources.
From 2000 through 2020, air pollution has deteriorated in this part of the country due to ... These conditions are “exacerbating air pollution and heightening the risks of both morbidity and mortality,” added Wei, who is now assistant research scientist at the University of Maryland,.
District of North Vancouver (DNV) sold 198 permits for fireworks displays last Halloween. . A list obtained under the freedom of information law shows that the total declared value under all permits issued was $50,786.76. ... on Oct ... A staff report cited air pollution, residential fires, risk of wildfires, and noise and injury to humans ... .
Those in the UAE wanting to report on, or speak out about, the risks of fossil fuel expansion and its links to air pollution face risks of unlawful surveillance, arrest, detention, and ill-treatment ...The government is failing to adequately monitor and address high pollution levels and protect populations most at risk.
The United Arab Emirates’ vast fossil fuel production is contributing to dangerously high air pollution levels, creating health risks for its people and migrant workers in addition to heating the planet, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.
A medical researcher who studies air pollution risks in the Gulf region told Human Rights Watch that “policymakers love to say that is linked to dust.” ... The UAE continues to expand fossil fuel operations, undermining its own objectives to reduce pollution and risking retrogression of the realization of the right to health.
Air pollution is a "dirty secret" buried by a stifling of dissent in the UAE, the rights group said, adding that bad air created poses "major health risks" for its population ... WHO estimates point to about 1,872 deaths a year from outdoor air pollution in the UAE, the report said, ...
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 4th Dec, 2023) Breathing in toxic air filled with pollution and smog can cause lung cancer besides asthma, a health expert said on Monday, urging citizens to adopt lifestyle measures to protect lung health and reduce the risks of lung cancer.
While the UAE government positions itself as a global leader on climate and health issues, “the alarmingly high air pollution levels” pose major health risks for its citizens and contribute to the global climate crisis, the rights group said ... objectives to reduce high air pollution levels,” the rights group said.
Cooking Christmas dinner could require opening a window, as evidence suggests it drives indoor pollution to the highest point of the year ... Researchers in the US analysed indoor pollution levels for almost 4,000 households ... Evidence has linked this kind of pollution to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and respiratory illnesses.
The Environmental Protection Agency said the rule will sharply reduce methane and other harmful air pollutants generated by the oil and gas industry, promote use of cutting-edge methane detection technologies and deliver significant public health benefits in the form of reduced hospital visits, lost school days and even deaths.
It builds on strong evidence that air pollution is a leading health risk; that the causes of air pollution strongly overlap with those of climate change; and that there are readily available policies and measures that simultaneously benefit each issue ... Air pollution is causing premature deaths ... Air pollution particularly affects children.
A Human Rights Watch report published Monday notes that the UAE's "dangerously high air pollution levels" are "creating major health risks for its citizens and residents." Pointing to World Health Organization estimates, the group observed that more than 1,800 people die from air pollution every year in the UAE.
“Air pollution is a severe threat to public health in the UAE... “The ministry of health and prevention is directed to educate healthcare providers on the health risks associated with air pollution and to ensure the accessibility, affordability and quality of healthcare services for all residents.”.