Posts Tagged ‘Instrat’



July 8th, 2015

Benchmarks for Enterprise Risk Management Disclosures

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Here we present GC Capital Ideas’ stories on analyses of enterprise risk management disclosures. A 2014 study updated the analysis done in 2009, one of our most popular stories. The full briefings are attached.

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May 27th, 2015

U.S. Texas and Oklahoma Flooding

Posted at 2:53 PM ET

tx-ok-52715-a-smOrganized thunderstorm clusters produced excessive rainfall over the Memorial Day Weekend, triggering extreme flooding in parts of Texas and Oklahoma. In Houston, Texas, 11 inches of rainfall was unofficially reported between 9 p.m. CDT Monday through 3 a.m. CDT Tuesday. Austin, Texas also experienced seven inches of rainfall.

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May 26th, 2015

Benchmarks for Enterprise Risk Management Disclosures

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Here we present GC Capital Ideas’ stories on analyses of enterprise risk management disclosures. A 2014 study updated the analysis done in 2009, one of our most popular stories. The full briefings are attached.

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September 27th, 2010

Update: Tropical Storm Matthew

Posted at 8:53 AM ET

Tropical Storm Matthew, the thirteenth named storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, hit Central America over the weekend. The storm made its initial landfall in a sparsely populated region near the eastern tip of Honduras and northern Nicaragua at around 18:00 UTC on September 24. Matthew subsequently moved across Honduras before re-emerging in the Caribbean Sea and making its second landfall in Belize on 25 September. Matthew was tropical storm status as it moved across Nicaragua, Honduras and Belize, minimising the winds associated with the system. However, Matthew’s heavy rainfall triggered flash floods and landslides across a region already suffering the consequences of an unusually intense rain season.

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September 24th, 2010

Tropical Storm Matthew

Posted at 9:28 AM ET

matthew-small-092410Tropical Storm Matthew, the thirteenth named storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, developed on September 23 in the western Caribbean Sea and is currently located approximately 230 miles (375 kilometers) east-southeast of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua/Honduras border, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Matthew currently packs sustained winds of around 50 mph (85 kmph). The storm is travelling in a westerly direction, and a gradual turn to the west-northwest is expected over the next 48 hours. On this forecast track, Matthew is expected to be near or over northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras later today. The NHC said tropical storm-force winds extend 45 miles (75 kilometers) from the center of the storm.

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August 31st, 2010

Update: Hurricane Earl

Posted at 9:37 AM ET

earl-tues-smallHurricane Earl has strengthened to category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the center of Earl is located around 150 miles (240 kilometers) north north-west of San Juan Puerto Rico and around 290 miles (470 kilometers) east south-east of Grand Turk Island.

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August 24th, 2010

Update: Hurricane Danielle

Posted at 2:15 PM ET

danielle2-smallDanielle has strengthened over the last 24 hours to become the second hurricane of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, and the storm is currently located approximately 1,110 miles (1,790 kilometers) east of the Lesser Antilles, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Danielle packs sustained winds of around 100 mph (160 kmph) and is currently traveling in a westerly direction. Danielle is expected to take a turn to the west-northwest and then the northwest over the next 24 hours. The storm is also forecast to strengthen during this time as it moves into a favorable environment for intensification, and the NHC says Danielle could become a major hurricane by Wednesday. The NHC said hurricane-force winds extend 30 miles (45 kilometers) from the center of the storm while tropical storm-force winds extend 115 miles (185 kilometers).

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August 23rd, 2010

Tropical Storm Danielle

Posted at 11:35 AM ET

trop-storm-daniellesmallTropical Storm Danielle, the fourth named storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, developed at 21:00 UTC on August 22 and is currently located approximately 850 miles (1,365 kilometers) west of the Cape Verde Islands, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Danielle packs sustained winds of around 60 mph (95 kmph). The storm is traveling in a west-northwest direction and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 24 to 48 hours as the storm strengthens. The NHC said tropical storm-force winds extend 85 miles (140 kilometers) from the center of the storm.

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August 12th, 2010

Floods in China

Posted at 10:54 AM ET

china-flood-aug-smallChina’s worst seasonal flooding for a decade has left more than 2,100 people dead or missing country-wide and has necessitated the evacuation of a more than 12 million others, according to Chinese government sources. Reports say that to date, the flooding, triggered by unusually severe monsoonal rains, have caused tens of billions of dollars in damage across 28 provinces and regions of China. The current flooding is reported to be the worst experienced in China since 1998, when more than 4000 people died and 18 million people were displaced.

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August 3rd, 2010

Tropical Storm Colin

Posted at 8:56 AM ET

colinsmallTropical Storm Colin, the third named storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, developed at 09:00 UTC today and is currently located approximately 945 miles (1,525 kilometers) east of the Lesser Antilles, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Colin packs sustained winds of around 40 mph (65 kmph). The storm is traveling in a west-northwest direction and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 24 to 48 hours as the storm slightly strengthens. The NHC said tropical storm-force winds extend 35 miles (55 kilometers) from the center of the storm.

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