20 09, 2021

PG&E: Power Shutoff Protocol May Avert Dixie-Like Fires in California

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PG&E Corp. told a judge it has put into place new safety measures that would have resulted in power being cut to a utility line suspected of sparking the second-largest wildfire in California history. The California utility giant said it …

20 09, 2021

Twitter Agrees to Pay $810M to Settle Shareholder Lawsuit Over Growth Prospects

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Twitter Inc. agreed to pay $809.5 million to settle a shareholder class action lawsuit that accused the social media company of painting an overly rosy picture of its future. The suit, originally filed by Twitter shareholder Doris Shenwick, claimed executives …

20 09, 2021

Historic Maryland Cabin Restored After Car Crashed Into It

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The property and structure at 417 Jonathan St. in Hagerstown has a long history. The trees used in its construction were cut down in the winter of 1739-40 and 1740-41 near Hagerstown, and were used for …

20 09, 2021

Open Container Law Diverts Millions From Missouri Roads

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s decision to allow open containers of alcohol in vehicles forces the state to divert millions of federal dollars intended for road construction to safety programs, according to a public radio report. The state’s policy …

20 09, 2021

People Moves: Acrisure Re Appoints 4; Amwins Global Risks Hires Beazley’s Hensman, Davies From Lloyd’s; Favre Joins SiriusPoint for Credit, Bond, Political Risk

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This edition of International People Moves covers appointments at Acrisure Re, Amwins Global Risks and SiriusPoint. A summary of these new hires follows here. Reinsurance Broker Acrisure Re Augments Corporate Advisory and Solutions Division With 4 Appointments Acrisure Re, the …

20 09, 2021

People Moves: Singer Joins Acrisure in Michigan; Missouri’s VIAA Hires McCoy

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Singer Joins Acrisure as CFO Acrisure, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, appointed Lowell Singer as chief financial officer. Singer joins Acrisure following 14 years with The Walt Disney Co., where he served as senior vice president of investor relations. At …

20 09, 2021

Missouri’s Open Container Law Diverts Millions from State’s Roads

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Missouri’s decision to allow open containers of alcohol in vehicles forces the state to divert millions of federal dollars intended for road construction to safety programs, according to a public radio report. The state’s policy of letting passengers drink in …

20 09, 2021

Houston Contractor Cited for Safety Violations; Faces $95.5K in Fines

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A Houston transmission line contractor has been cited by federal workplace safety officials for safety violations following worker’s death and severe injuries to another. Mesa Line Services failed to attach personnel platform to crane properly, according to the U.S. Department …

20 09, 2021

After Fires, Europe’s Med Leaders Pledge Climate Cooperation

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leaders of Europe’s Mediterranean countries pledged Friday to expand cooperation against climate change, at a meeting in Athens held in the aftermath of massive wildfires that ravaged parts of southern Europe. They expressed their “strong …

20 09, 2021

Analysis: Ida’s Destruction May Help Louisiana’s Hurricane Laura Victims

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Hurricane Ida’s thrashing left homes in mangled heaps across southeastern Louisiana, but in an uncomfortable twist, the storm might have been a boon to southwestern parishes still struggling to recover from last year’s Hurricane Laura. Ida’s path of destruction through …