15 11, 2019

Pemex Oil Firm ‘Unaffected’ by Cyber Attack, Says Mexican Minister; Workers Disagree

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A cyber attack on computer networks of the Mexican national oil company Pemex is “totally under control” and did not have any negative consequences, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo said on Thursday. The attack was first detected on Sunday and over …

15 11, 2019

NTSB: Coast Guard Ignored Duck Boat Safety Proposals

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ST. LOUIS — Federal transportation safety investigators criticized the U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday for ignoring suggestions over nearly two decades to improve tourist duck boats, changes they say might have prevented last year’s Missouri accident that killed 17 people. The …

15 11, 2019

Wildfires Force Businesses to Prepare for Disruption

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NEW YORK — The wildfires that are rampant this time of year in California force small business owners to be prepared in the same way as owners in other parts of the country who deal with tornadoes and other natural …

15 11, 2019

Müller Succeeds Fischer Hirs as CEO of AGCS; Allianz Germany Appoints Executives

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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) and Allianz Deutschland AG announced leadership changes that will take effect from Dec. 1, 2019, subject to regulatory approval. Joachim Müller, currently CEO of Allianz Versicherungs-AG (the property & casualty insurer of Allianz …

15 11, 2019

Beer Dissing California Utility PG&E Brewing Backlash

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Anger over devastating California wildfires sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines is coming to a head – in a beer. And an outcry is brewing. Steve Doty, owner of Shady Oak brewery in Santa Rosa, announced a new …

15 11, 2019

Mier Named President of Texas Surplus Lines Association

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Jennifer Mier, executive vice president with AmWINS Group in Dallas, has been elected president of the Texas Surplus Lines Association. Other officers elected at the group’s 64th Annual Meeting on Nov. 11 in Austin are: Vice President Amicia Hine, executive …

15 11, 2019

Attorney: Oklahoma’s Tulsa County to Pay $10M to Settle Jail Death Suit

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Officials have agreed to settle a lawsuit over the death of a 37-year-old man, who died in 2011 after lying naked in a Tulsa County, Oklahoma, jail cell for five days with a broken neck. Documents filed in federal court …

15 11, 2019

Public Consultation Launched to Help Set Global Standards for Tailings Dams

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A six-week public consultation launched [in London] on Friday will help set global standards to improve mining safety, aiming to prevent any repeat of the Vale tailings dam disaster in Brazil that killed 300 people in January. Tailings dams are …

15 11, 2019

Robotaxi Tech Proving Difficult to Perfect: Daimler CEO

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Daimler has taken a “reality check” on self-driving “robotaxis,” acknowledging that making them safe is proving harder than first thought amid questions over their future earnings potential. Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius told journalists on Thursday Daimler would “rightsize” its spending …

15 11, 2019

U.S. Attorney: Oklahoma Man Sentenced for Stealing Almost $370K from Employer

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A Tulsa, Oklahoma, man was sentenced to 15 months in prison and ordered to repay nearly $370,000 after being found guilty of stealing from his employer. Ernest Everette Howard, 49, of Tulsa, must $368,329.61 in restitution, according to the U.S. …