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Los Angeles Opera Taps Lawyer to Head Placido Domingo Sex Harassment Probe
Los Angeles Opera said it will immediately open a “thorough and independent investigation” into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company’s general director. In a brief statement this week, the opera company said it has …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 10:51 PM
Wildfires Making Insurance Harder to Find, California Department of Insurance Says
Severe wildfire seasons have made it harder for homeowners to find insurance in high wildfire-risk areas, according to new data collected by the California Department of Insurance. The data released this week from the CDI shows a 6% increase in …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 10:37 PM
Florida Insurer American Integrity Appoints Dowd as EVP
American Integrity has appointed industry veteran Dick Dowd as executive vice president. Dowd will report to Bob Ritchie, president and CEO, and be responsible for all sales and marketing staff and initiatives. He will spearhead initiatives that further augment the …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 4:50 PM
Top 15 Earthquake Insurance Companies
Earthquake coverage is available mostly from private insurance companies. In California homeowners can also get coverage from the California Earthquake Authority (CEA), a privately funded, publicly managed organization. Only about 10 percent of California residents currently have earthquake coverage, down …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 3:24 PM
Lussier Dale Parizeau in Quebec Names Laurin as President, COO
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, …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 3:11 PM
Spain Reports Progress in Battling Canary Island Wildfire
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 …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 2:58 PM
Nuclear Watchdog Says Russia Resumes Sharing Radiation Data
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 …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 2:54 PM
5,000 And Counting in Louisiana’s Medical Marijuana Program
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 …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 2:50 PM
May Tornadoes Losses Among Highest Insured Losses in Ohio History
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 …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 2:48 PM
India Court Grants Facebook Some Relief in Key Privacy Case
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 …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 2:47 PM

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