Archive for October, 2016

New Warning Signs at Kansas Dam Where Man Drowned

New Warning Signs at Kansas Dam Where Man Drowned

Wichita, Kansas, has installed new, larger warning signs at an Arkansas River dam where a 24-year-old man drowned earlier this year. Brian Bergkamp drowned in July at Wichita’s 21st Street dam as he tried to help another kayaker. The group … Source: Claims Journal     

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Frequent Casino Bus Crashes Draws More Safety Scrutiny

Frequent Casino Bus Crashes Draws More Safety Scrutiny

Rosa Ruiz returned from a gambling jaunt to San Diego, Calif., before dawn Saturday and was back on another bus that evening, headed for a desert casino. Like others who routinely board buses bound for distant casinos, Ruiz wasn’t so … Source: Claims Journal     

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Study Finds $600M Plus in Property Losses Averted by Coastal Wetlands

Study Finds $600M Plus in Property Losses Averted by Coastal Wetlands

As communities across the Southeast U.S. and the Caribbean count the cost of flood damage during Hurricane Matthew, a study, Coastal Wetlands and Flood Damage Reduction, has quantified how much protection natural coastal habitats provide during hurricanes. Using the latest … Source: Claims Journal     

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10 tips for terminating telephone terror

10 tips for terminating telephone terror

When the idea of cold calling strikes terror in your heart, try these tips to get you back on track. Source: Yahoo! News     

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Harnessing the power of digital: Are life insurers up to the task?

Harnessing the power of digital: Are life insurers up to the task?

Life insurers should target digital investments to a few key areas that will have the most bang for the buck, say McKinsey & Co. analysts. Source: Yahoo! News     

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Study Predicts Deserts Will Develop if Global Warming Continues

Study Predicts Deserts Will Develop if Global Warming Continues

Southern Spain will become desert and deciduous forests will vanish from much of the Mediterranean basin unless global warming is reined in sharply, according to a study released Thursday. Researchers used historical data and computer models to forecast the likely … Source: Claims Journal     

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Louisiana Law Can Shield Priests From Reporting Evidence of Abuse

Louisiana Law Can Shield Priests From Reporting Evidence of Abuse

Louisiana law does not require a priest to notify authorities after hearing evidence of child abuse from a child making a religious confession, the state Supreme Court said Friday. The ruling came in an ongoing 2009 lawsuit against Catholic authorities … Source: Claims Journal     

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Minnesota Sees Major Drop in Fire Deaths From 2015

Minnesota Sees Major Drop in Fire Deaths From 2015

Fire deaths in Minnesota have decreased this year, down dramatically from 2015. State Fire Marshal Bruce West told Minnesota Public Radio News that there have been 24 deaths from fires so far this year, compared with 49 at this time … Source: Claims Journal     

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18 scary retirement statistics

18 scary retirement statistics

These numbers show how frightened Americans are about their retirement readiness. Source: Yahoo! News     

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Group health coverage is ‘Obamacare’

Group health coverage is ‘Obamacare’

The Affordable Care Act has an obvious effect on group health problems. Source: Yahoo! News     

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