Detroit Area Hit with Severe Storms, High Winds, Flooding

Thousands of utility customers in the Detroit area had no power on July 25 following a night of severe storms. DTE Energy reported nearly 135,000 customers in Oakland and Macomb counties had no service at 10:20 a.m. due to wind …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2021/07/26/624347.htm

Homeownership Study of Minnesota’s Twin Cities Shows Increase in Rentals

A new study found that between 2005 and 2020, the percentage of single family rentals increased by over 10% in North Minneapolis, Southeast Como and parts of St. Paul, with Southeast Como’s rentals changing due, in part, to an aging …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2021/07/26/624349.htm

Texas Lifting Insurance-Related COVID-19 Suspensions

A bulletin issued by the Texas Department of Insurance outlines actions the agency is taking to return to the ordinary course of business after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott rescinded suspensions of insurance-related statutes and rules issued in response to the …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2021/07/26/624351.htm

Gulfstream Insurance Admits Insolvency, Agrees to Liquidate

Personal residential insurer Gulfstream Property and Casualty Insurance Co. has agreed to liquidate according to a July 22 order signed by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. The Florida Department of Financial Services must agree to receivership before the liquidation …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2021/07/26/624361.htm

U.S. AG Garland Hails Aon-Willis Merger Termination as a ‘Victory for Competition’

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland today welcomed the decision by insurance brokers Aon and Willis Towers Watson to terminate their planned $30 billion merger. “This is a victory for competition and for American businesses, and ultimately, for their customers, employees …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2021/07/26/624358.htm

Centre to scrap 51% holding clause to privatise insurer

The draft Bill, which has been sent for approval by the Union Cabinet before introducing it in Parliament, seeks to remove the 51% floor on government holding, official sources told TOI.

Original source: https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/insurance/84750224?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=ETRSS

LG Tone Free FP9, Tone Free FP8, Tone Free FP5 TWS Earbuds Launched

LG Tone Free FP9, Tone Free FP8, and Tone Free FP5 true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds have launched as the new 2021 LG Tone Free line up. The three models feature active noise cancellation (ANC) while…

Original source: https://gadgets.ndtv.com/audio/news/lg-tone-free-fp9-fp8-fp5-price-launch-specifications-features-meridian-sound-uvnano-case-tws-2495299

Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Teased in New ‘Inverse Scale’ Colour Option

Redmi K40 Gaming Edition was launched earlier in China in April this year. At the time, the phone was launched in Black, Silver, White, and a Bruce Lee Special Edition. Now, the phone is being teased…

Original source: https://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/redmi-k40-gaming-edition-inverse-scale-colour-option-teased-jd-com-listed-sale-july-29-snapdragon-870-2495314

Ptron Bassbuds Ultima TWS Earphones With ANC Launched in India

Ptron Bassbuds Ultima TWS earphones have been launched in India. The company claims that the TWS earphones are India’s first made-in-India ANC earphones. These feature Bluetooth v5.0 and are IPX4…

Original source: https://gadgets.ndtv.com/audio/news/ptron-bassbuds-ultima-price-in-india-1699-tws-earphones-specifications-availability-amazon-prime-day-sale-2021-2495335

US State Secretary Presses On Democracy On Call With Tunisia president

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday spoke by telephone with Tunisian President Kais Saied to urge respect for democracy after he sacked the government.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-state-secretary-antony-blinken-presses-on-democracy-on-call-with-tunisia-president-2495527

“Cruelty”: Britney Spears Files Plea To Replace Father In Conservatorship

Britney Spears has launched a legal bid to remove her father from a controversial guardianship controlling her finances and replace him with an independent accountant, according to court documents…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/cruelty-britney-spears-files-plea-to-replace-her-father-jamie-spears-in-conservatorship-2495528

Five, Including Cop, Suspect, Killed In Hours-Long Standoff In California

Five people, including a policeman and a suspect, were killed in a shooting incident in Wasco, a city in central California, local authorities said Monday.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/five-killed-in-hours-long-standoff-in-uss-california-2495535

Jeff Bezos Offers NASA $2 Billion Discount For Blue Origin Moon Lander

Blue Origin owner Jeff Bezos wrote an open letter to NASA on Monday offering a $2 billion discount to allow his company to build a Moon lander.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/jeff-bezos-offers-nasa-2-billion-discount-for-blue-origin-moon-lander-2495541

Biden Announces “New Phase” In Iraq Relations, End Of “Combat Operations”

President Joe Biden opened talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi on Monday saying relations were in a “new phase” that would include the end of US combat operations in the country.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/joe-biden-announces-new-phase-in-iraq-relations-end-of-combat-operations-2495545

Will we need a COVID booster shot?

84726308The novel coronavirus has continued to impact our lives in many ways. Whether it is in the form of new debilitating symptoms or in the guise of new variants, it has taken a toll on all of us.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/coronavirus-vaccination-will-we-need-a-covid-booster-shot-heres-what-aiims-chief-has-to-say/photostory/84726308.cms