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Alcohol Abuse Caused 3 Million Deaths in 2016 – and Most Were Men: WHO
More than 3 million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday [Sept. 21]. More than three-quarters of these …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 10:51 AM
Death of New Jersey Ship Worker Killed by Falling Planks Was Accident
New Jersey state police say the death of a ship worker killed when two steel planks fell on him has been ruled an accident. Basim Gilliard was hit around 9:15 a.m. Sunday while he was unloading cargo from the hold …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 10:32 AM
Annual Global Festival for Diversity & Inclusion, Dive In, Begins This Week
The fourth annual global festival for diversity and inclusion (D&I), Dive In, begins this week in a record number of 27 countries across the globe. Dive In began in 2015 in London, growing to 10 countries in 2016, 17 in …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 10:30 AM
SageSure Insurance Managers Hires dos Santos in Connecticut
SageSure Insurance Managers, an independent residential property managing general underwriter and subsidiary of Insight Catastrophe Group (ICG), has appointed Victor dos Santos as president of Commercial Insurance. Dos Santos and his team will work from SageSure’s Cheshire, Conn., office. SageSure …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 10:19 AM
Ex-Bookkeeper for New York Tourism Agency Admits to $220K Theft
The former longtime bookkeeper for an upstate New York tourism agency has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $200,000 from the organization. Kathryn Price pleaded guilty to grand larceny and criminal tax fraud Wednesday in a Saratoga County court. The …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 10:08 AM
Swiss Re Taps Berger From Allianz as CEO Corporate Solutions, Replacing Galvagni
Swiss Re announced that Andreas Berger, currently chief regions & markets officer and member of the board of management of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE, has been appointed CEO Corporate Solutions and member of the group executive committee with …

Judge Slams Lawyer, Throws Out Ex-Pro Wrestlers’ Lawsuit Over Concussions
A federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a lawsuit by 60 former professional wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head trauma including concussions that led …

FEMA Chief Long to Keep Job, Repay Government for Car Misuse
The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William “Brock” Long had been under …

Gas Company Will Cover Losses from Deadly Massachusetts Explosions
Authorities say Columbia Gas has agreed to compensate its customers for all losses related to a series of gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts’ Merrimack Valley. Town officials in Andover announced Saturday that the utility company will pay claims related …

Brown & Brown Acquires Vandroff Insurance Agency of Florida
Brown & Brown of Florida, Inc., a subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc., has acquired substantially all of the assets of Vandroff Insurance Agency, Inc., according to J. Scott Penny, chief acquisitions officer of Brown & Brown, Inc., and David …


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