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).
It is a moderated forum concerned with the security and safety of computers, software, and technological systems. Security, and risk, here are taken broadly; RISKS is concerned not merely with so-called security holes in software, but with unintended consequences and hazards stemming from the design (or lack thereof) of automated systems. Other recurring subjects include cryptography and the effects of technically ill-considered public policies. RISKS also publishes announcements and Calls for Papers from various technical conferences, and technical book reviews (usually by Rob Slade, though occasionally by others).
... 30 others at a protest against the judge investigating last year’s deadly explosion at Beirut’s port. ... They were allegedly notified of the arrival of a vast cargo of ammonium nitrate at the port in 2014 but failed to take steps to reduce the safety risk. .
... cruise port operator ... Some experts noted possible exceptions that can put a dent in the cruise industry’s argument, including that children under 12 are still not eligible for the vaccine, the risk of passengers presenting fake vaccine cards and the situation at ports of call.
The tension has focused around a judicial investigation into the massive 2020 explosion that destroyed much of Beirut port and nearby neighbourhoods ... With many Lebanese demanding a reckoning over the port blast and an end to political impunity that has characterised the post-war years, the risk of further unrest remains high.
Organizations have released different, sometimes contradictory guidelines, and recommendations have become considerably more individualized, based on a woman’s risk factors ... “Women who are at average risk for breast cancer should get a baseline mammogram at age 40 and then continue to get mammograms annually,” says Dr.
A beach goer sits in Seal BeachCalif.,, as container ships waiting to dock at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are seen in the distance ... Toy makers are feverishly trying to find containers to ship their goods while searching for new alternative routes and ports.
The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have long been under a microscope for their contribution to Southern California's air quality issues ... In response to a perceived risk of pollution from all of the activity at the port's anchorages, Rep ... It’s time to get the ports working again and get these ships moving and out of our waters.
A major toy executive is slamming PresidentBiden's plans to save Christmas from global supply chain backlogs by keeping West Coast shipping ports open around the clock, calling the move 'too little, too late.' ... But Larian said that keeping the ports open doesn't address labor shortages ...Toymaker slams Biden's port directive.
Over 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, which had been stockpiled in the port of Beirut since 2013, detonated on Aug ... An August report by Human Rights Watch alleged that some government officials "foresaw the death that the ammonium nitrate's presence in the port could result in and tacitly accepted the risk of the deaths occurring.".
Rising sea levels and increasingly bad weather are big risks to the economy ... An estimated $8.4 trillion of assets and revenues are at risk from rising temperatures ... "This report shows the scale of what we all have to lose," said KarenSack, executive director of OceanRisk and ResilienceActionAlliance, a global investment pressure group.
After-tax NPV8% of US$433 million (up 19% from 2019 PEA) using base case metal prices of US$1.20/lb zinc, US$22/oz silver, and US$0.95/lb lead on a 100% equity basis (pre-tax NPV8% of US$720 million);InitialCapex of US$264 million with after-tax IRR of 31.9% (pre-tax IRR of ...
The White House said Wednesday it has helped broker an agreement for the Port of Los Angeles to become a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week operation, part of an effort to relieve supply chain bottlenecks and move stranded container ships that are driving prices higher for U.S.