21 08, 2019

Lussier Dale Parizeau in Quebec Names Laurin as President, COO

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Michel Laurin has been named president and chief operating officer of Lussier Dale Parizeau insurance firm. For the past 17 years, Laurin has worked for Industrial Alliance (iA) as president and COO of iA Home and Auto Insurance, and also, …

21 08, 2019

Spain Reports Progress in Battling Canary Island Wildfire

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The wind dropped overnight in the Canary Islands, allowing firefighters to make progress Tuesday against Spain’s biggest wildfire so far this year. Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres said 16 water-dropping aircraft took off at first light amid “a lot …

21 08, 2019

Nuclear Watchdog Says Russia Resumes Sharing Radiation Data

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Russia has resumed sharing data from its radiation monitoring stations in Siberia after some were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range, a nuclear weapons watchdog said Tuesday. The mysterious accident at a naval weapons testing range …

21 08, 2019

5,000 And Counting in Louisiana’s Medical Marijuana Program

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Two weeks after Louisiana patients began receiving medical marijuana, the program is humming along without supply disruption and with thousands of people receiving the drug for medical use, regulatory officials and the head of one growing operation said Monday. John …

21 08, 2019

May Tornadoes Losses Among Highest Insured Losses in Ohio History

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Insured losses from Memorial Day tornadoes that ravaged parts of Ohio will be among the largest in the state’s history. The Columbus Dispatch reports Ohio Insurance Institute data puts the total insured losses from the storms between $465 million and …

21 08, 2019

India Court Grants Facebook Some Relief in Key Privacy Case

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India’s top court handed out a reprieve to Facebook Inc. in its battle to preserve the encryption feature of its Whatsapp messaging service which prevents it from sharing details of users or messages with the authorities. The court stopped short …

21 08, 2019

Flooding Left 1.3M Acres Unplanted in Arkansas This Year

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This spring’s heavy rainfall and flooding left 1.3 million acres of land unplanted in Arkansas. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Lawrence County farmers saw nearly 74,000 idled acres. Jerry Morgan is one of the county’s farmers who says his farm had …

21 08, 2019

Hamilton to Double in Size with Completed Acquisition of Pembroke Managing Agency

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Hamilton Insurance Group said it has completed its acquisition of Liberty Mutual’s Pembroke Managing Agency at Lloyd’s and its Ironshore Europe DAC business. The acquisition, first announced in mid-March, will double the premium volume and size of Hamilton, a Bermuda-based …

21 08, 2019

Pacific Northwest Earthquake-Warning System Gets Funding Boost

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The U.S. Geological Survey is greatly increasing funding for the region’s seismic network, putting it on track to send public alerts of impending earthquake shaking within the next two years. The Seattle Times reports the federal agency gave $10.4 million …

21 08, 2019

Former L.A. Times Columnist Awarded Nearly $15.5M for Age Discrimination

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A jury has awarded nearly $15.5 million to a former sports columnist for The Los Angeles Times who said he was forced out of his job because of age and health discrimination. The award is more than twice the $7.1 …