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Gallagher Bassett New South Wales Workers’ Comp Contract at Run-Off Status by Year End

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced that a contract for the administration of workers’ compensation claims between its subsidiary, Gallagher Bassett Services, and the New South Wales Workers Compensation Scheme in Australia will move to run-off status on December 31, …

Airbag System Approved for World Cup Ski Races

Perhaps if Lindsey Vonn had a big cushy airbag to fall on when she tore two ligaments in her right knee she wouldn’t have missed the Sochi Olympics. And maybe Aksel Lund Svindal wouldn’t have broken bones in his face …

KANETIX Sponsors Distracted Driving Program in Ontario

KANETIX announced the launch of an anti-distracted driving training program in Ontario. Brought forth by non-profit organization Teens Learn to Drive, the Impact Teen Drivers program speaks directly to the people responsible for educating teenagers on matters of safe and …

Landslide Danger Remains High in Switzerland

Swiss authorities say the risk of landslides remains a danger in drenched areas with two lakes near flood levels and abundant snowfall expected in southern Switzerland. The Swiss Federal Office for the Environment is warning that water levels are climbing …

Spain Meat Plant Destroyed by Fire

An official says a fire has destroyed one of Spain’s largest meat producing plants and created a plume of black smoke that forced the closure of a highway in the northern city of Burgos. A city government spokesman says the …

Malaysia Death Prompts Honda to Widen Airbag Recall

Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. expanded its recalls related to defective air bags on Thursday, saying a driver in Malaysia died in an airbag-linked accident earlier this year. The Japanese automaker, which has reported the biggest number of recalls related …

Private-Sector Global Coalition to Reduce Road Traffic Collisions Launched

Ten leading, global companies have come together to create Together for Safer Roads — an innovative cross-sector coalition focused on improving road safety and reducing deaths and injuries by road traffic collisions. The founding members are: Anheuser-Busch InBev, AIG, AT&T, …

Warsaw’s Independence Day Celebration Hampered by Violence Damage

Warsaw authorities say that more than 50 police officers were injured and material losses reached an equivalent of some 21,000 euros ($26,000) due to hooligan violence during Independence Day celebrations. In recent years police have been attacked with pavement tiles, …

Pope to Set Up Panel to Speed Rulings on Sex Abuse Appeals

Pope Francis has moved to speed up rulings on appeals by clergy who have been accused of sex abuse of minors and other grave abuses. The Vatican announced on Tuesday that the pope is setting up a panel, made up …

Italy Appeals Court Clears 7 Experts in Earthquake Trial

An appeals court has cleared seven experts charged with failing to adequately warn residents of the risk before an earthquake struck central Italy in 2009, killing more than 300 people. The court in L’Aquila, the city struck by the quake, …

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