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The Death of Underwriting and Underwriters
Underwriting is not dying. It is just being automated into digital algorithms versus analog human beings. Technology’s effect on life insurance underwriting is easiest to show by example. It is also further advanced in many ways. For example, what if …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 4:33 PM
IAT Insurance Acquires Excess and Umbrella Business from Rockhill Insurance
IAT Insurance Group (IAT) has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the renewal rights and certain associated assets for a book of surplus lines excess and umbrella insurance business from Rockhill Insurance Group. Rockhill is a subsidiary of State Auto …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 4:22 PM
Liquidation Order Issued for Auto Insurer with More Than 42K Policies in Pennsylvania
A Texas court has issued an order of liquidation for Access Insurance Company, an auto insurer that has 42,785 policies in Pennsylvania. This means Pennsylvanians that currently have auto insurance through Access Insurance will have no later than April 12 …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 4:18 PM
Hamilton Re’s Chief Underwriting Officer Lefebvre to Leave Company
Hamilton Re Ltd., the Bermuda platform for Hamilton Insurance Group, announced that Claude Lefebvre, chief underwriting officer, Partnerships & Casualty Reinsurance, will be leaving the company to pursue other interests. Lefebvre, who was a founding member of Hamilton Re, has …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 4:15 PM
Chinese Tech Giant Baidu to Test Self-Driving Cars in Beijing
China’s capital city has given the green light to tech giant Baidu Inc to test self-driving cars on city streets, an important step as the country looks to bolster its position in the global race for autonomous vehicles. Beijing has …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 3:54 PM
Bank of England Will Soon Update Insurers, Banks on Latest Brexit Approach
The Bank of England said it would update banks and insurers next week on its approach to Brexit given that Britain and the European Union have now adopted a transition deal. “The Bank of England welcomes the EU Council’s conclusion …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 3:01 PM
Utah Subway Shop Suit over Wrongly Accused Worker Dismissed
A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by owners of a Utah Subway shop where a worker was wrongly accused of drugging a police officer’s drink. U.S. District Judge Dee Benson ruled that police in Layton did not implicate …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 2:58 PM
Utah Governor Signs Legislation Allowing Terminally Ill to Use Pot
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a bill allowing terminally ill people to use certain forms of marijuana. Herbert’s office announced Wednesday that he signed the measure allowing people to use the drug if a doctor has determined they have …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 2:55 PM
California Chief Justice Expects an Influx of Wildfire Claims
California courts are preparing for an influx of lawsuits tied to last year’s historically destructive wildfires and mudslides, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye told lawmakers this week in her annual “state of the judiciary” address. Cantil-Sakauye, who has sparred with President …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 2:54 PM
Arsenic in Groundwater? Virginia Coal Ash Case Before Court
Virginia’s largest electric utility asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge’s ruling that the company is violating federal law by discharging arsenic through groundwater into surrounding waters from a coal ash storage site. Dominion Energy argued before …

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 1:21 PM

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French police officer hailed a hero after terror attack, dies from his injuries

French police officer hailed a hero after terror attack, dies from his injuriesArnaud Beltrame was one of the first officers to respond to the attack on a French supermarket, swapping places with a hostage.

POSTED MARCH 24, 2018 11:58 AM

GOP lawmaker knocks Trump for Putin call but refuses to distance himself from president

GOP lawmaker knocks Trump for Putin call but refuses to distance himself from presidentA top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee chastised President Trump for congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection — but then refused to distance himself from Trump.

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 9:52 AM

Austin Bomber Is A Terrorist Of Our Own Making

Austin Bomber Is A Terrorist Of Our Own MakingIt's been a hell of a few weeks here in Austin, Texas, and the last one was

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 8:57 AM

Iowa family found dead in vacation condo in Mexico

Iowa family found dead in vacation condo in MexicoKevin and Amy Sharp, along with their two children, were found dead in their vacation condo in Akumal, Mexico, one week after their family back in Iowa had last heard from them. A family member said there was no foul play and autopsy results are pending.

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 11:59 AM

Tumblr Deletes 84 Accounts 'Linked To Russian Government'

Tumblr Deletes 84 Accounts 'Linked To Russian Government'Tumblr deleted 84 accounts that it says were linked to the Russian Internet

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 2:07 PM

Florida school shooting survivors appear on Time magazine cover ahead of global gun control march  

Florida school shooting survivors appear on Time magazine cover ahead of global gun control march  Survivors of last month’s Florida school shooting who remain at the forefront of the reignited debate on US gun control have appeared on the cover of Time magazine. The Parkland teenagers, who have become the face of a national youth movement calling for tighter gun laws following the tragedy, appear next to the headline ‘ENOUGH’. In the five weeks since the Valentine’s Day mass shooting carried out by alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz which left 17 dead, the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have taken on the powerful US gun lobbyists, the National Rifle Association (NRA), and politicians urging for Congress to pass meaningful gun legislation. Survivors Jaclyn Corin, Alex Wind, Emma Gonzalez, Cameron Kasky and David Hogg represent a much larger group driving the movement against gun violence, using social media to mobilise protests calling for action on gun control. Emma Gonzalez TIME's new cover: The school shooting generation has had enough https://t.co/4YI173gqTxpic.twitter.com/7yFEXuVjyb— TIME (@TIME) March 22, 2018 Emma Gonzalez, 18, gained global prominence after delivering an impassioned 11-minute speech at a gun control rally outside a federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, just days after the shooting. Addressing President Donald Trump and the NRA, the grieving teenager told the crowd: “They say that tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence. We call BS!” I believe Emma Gonzalez is the most inspiring female of 2018 with her pure, raw speech that started a movement & she deserves special mention this #IWD2018https://t.co/VOpfZYaU8S— Johnny Boy (@GeeForce77) March 8, 2018 “We are going to be the last mass shooting,” the buzzcut senior announced in the speech that has subsequently been watched by millions on social media. Gonzalez, who hid at the back of the school’s auditorium during the gunman’s rampage, also co-founded the Never Again movement and has won praise for her mature cross examination of NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch in a live TV debate. Good Morning! It's a beautiful day to remember that teachers shouldn't have to worry about anything except their Home Life and Educating their Students �� (and maybe sometimes planning ice cream parties but thats just me)— Emma González (@Emma4Change) February 26, 2018 She now has more followers than the NRA on Twitter, a platform she only joined last month. David Hogg David Hogg hid during the mass shooting Credit: Getty  Aspiring journalist David Hogg, who studies TV production at Stoneman High and writes for the school paper, has become the group’s informal press secretary. The 17-year-old was in an environmental science class when he heard gunshots and hid in a closet with other students as the school was placed on lockdown. He began recording from inside the building on his mobile phone and started interviewing other terrified students who called for the introduction of tighter gun control laws. “Hopefully I’ll live through this,” he said.   As desperate students called their parents from the classroom, Hogg recorded a plea for legislators “to take action and stop this from happening”. “Thousands of people have died from gun violence and it's time to take a stand … for human lives, for children's lives,” he said. After a series of TV interviews, Hogg was even forced to rebut conspiracy theories claiming he was a crisis actor employed by anti-gun activists. Jaclyn Corin #WHATIFpic.twitter.com/wpUsRVzevG— Jaclyn Corin (@JaclynCorin) February 26, 2018 Jaclyn Corin, a junior-class president who appears barefoot on the Time cover, lost her friend Joaquin Oliver in the Parkland mass shooting. The 17-year-old, who wrote a 50-page research paper on gun control last year, became an anti-gun activist the day after the shooting and is a prominent member of the Never Again movement. Her video using the hashtag #whatif to create debate about gun control and posted by fellow Parkland survivors has garnered more than 1.5 million views. Shooting survivor Jaclyn Corin meets with the House Speaker Paul Ryan in the US Capitol in Washington Credit: Reuters “What if politicians valued children’s lives, not dollars?” she asked. “What if 19-year-old’s didn’t have access to weapons of war?” Ms Corin also organised a trip with 100 of her fellow students to meet lawmakers to discuss gun legislation in Tallahassee. Cameron Kasky The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students Credit: AP Cameron Kasky is one of the founding members of the Never Again movement, coining the name and posting it as a hashtag on Facebook. He invited friends to his house after the shooting to discuss what they could do to make a meaningful difference on gun control. The 17-year-old junior has given more than 50 interviews since the shooting and asked Senator Marco Rubio live on CNN: “Can you tell me right now that you will not accept a single donation from the NRA?” WATCH & SHARE Stoneman Douglas Student Cameron Kasky asks Marco Rubio whether he will pledge not to take any more NRA money #CNNTownHall#StudentsStandUp#NoNRAMoney#AMJoypic.twitter.com/yYEdYRjGan— #LaquanMcDonald (@ifuaskmee) February 24, 2018 Senator Rubio responded: “I will always accept the help of anyone who agrees with my agenda.” In an op-ed for CNN, Kasky wrote: “We can't ignore the issues of gun control that this tragedy raises. And so, I'm asking -no, demanding - we take action now.” Alex Wind Alex Wind speaks during a rally in advance of Saturday's March for Our Lives event Credit: Reuters  Alex Wind joined Kasky at his home in the hours following the shooting where they founded the Never Again movement. He urged Mr Trump to “make stricter gun control laws” on Twitter after the president offered “prayers and condolences” to families of the victims. Make stricter gun control laws then https://t.co/UH9VGlX8XK— Alex Wind (@al3xw1nd) February 14, 2018 In an interview with CNN, Wind admitted he was “terrified” of returning to school following the tragedy. “I want change to happen so badly, I don’t want to feel unsafe in my own school,” he said.   March For Our Lives The students will be leading the March For Our Lives protests on 24 March, as protesters take to the streets of Washington DC to demand action to end gun violence and mass shootings in schools. Tens of thousands of students will also be campaigning in cities across the US and in six continents this weekend. Mass shootings have become more frequent in the US “People are saying that it’s not time to talk about gun control, and we can respect that,” said Kasky announcing the march. “Here’s a time: March 24, in every single city marching together as students begging for our lives.”   Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Demi Lovato and Common are due to be among performers at Saturday's main march.

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 9:15 AM

Colin Kahl: John Bolton believes that Trump should only meet with Kim Jong-un to get on with the bombing of North Korea

Colin Kahl: John Bolton believes that Trump should only meet with Kim Jong-un to get on with the bombing of North KoreaFormer national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, Colin Kahl, talks with Rachel Maddow about new National Security Adviser John Bolton’s extreme stances on North Korea and Iran.

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 5:19 PM

AP-NORC Poll: Support soars for stricter gun control laws

AP-NORC Poll: Support soars for stricter gun control lawsNEW YORK (AP) — Support for tougher gun control laws is soaring in the United States, according to a new poll that found a majority of gun owners and half of Republicans favor new laws to address gun violence in the weeks after a Florida school shooting left 17 dead and sparked nationwide protests.

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 1:14 PM

Syria rebels, civilians leave penultimate Ghouta pocket

Syria rebels, civilians leave penultimate Ghouta pocketHundreds of Syrian rebels and civilians quit the penultimate opposition-held pocket of Eastern Ghouta on Saturday, bringing the government ever closer to sealing its victory over the battered enclave. Eastern Ghouta was the opposition's final stronghold on the edge of Damascus, but beleaguered rebels are now left with less than 10 percent of their one-time bastion. Since February 18, a Russian-backed air and ground assault has brought most of the area under government control, and Damascus is using evacuation deals to clear the last three pockets.

POSTED MARCH 24, 2018 5:31 PM

Nigeria's Buhari meets released Dapchi schoolgirls

Nigeria's Buhari meets released Dapchi schoolgirlsBy Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari met 107 schoolgirls on Friday freed by Islamist militant group Boko Haram and promised to secure the release any of their classmates still held in the remote northeast. "This cheering and hearty development signifies our commitment to the security and well-being of all Nigerians," Buhari said after posing in Abuja for a group photograph with the girls, who spent a month in Boko Haram captivity. Boko Haram fighters stunned residents of Dapchi on Wednesday when they drove a line of trucks into the town and released the girls, triggering tears and ululations of joy from relatives.

POSTED MARCH 23, 2018 10:30 AM

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