Uber partners with insurtech startup to offer digital insurance

first_imgThursday 30 May 2019 10:32 am Uber partners with insurtech startup to offer digital insurance James Booth Ride sharing giant Uber has struck a deal with a US insurtech startup to offer digital insurance for its drivers.Inshur uses information about average trips, locations and driver ratings in near real-time to calculate the price of the driver’s policy.Read more: Uber facing £1bn VAT tax bill after HMRC opens investigationThe startup says drivers can log into its app using their Uber ID, scan their licences, select a form of insurance and pay for their policy in the app within three minutes.Fred Jones, director, Uber London, said: “Safety is at the heart of everything we do and motor insurance is at the heart of private hire safety. We have introduced many new safety features in the app and improved our processes over the past 18 months.”Read more: Uber launches electric bike-sharing scheme Jump in LondonDavid Daiches, co-founder, Ishur, said: “We have built a data-driven technology platform, secured insurance capacity with a trusted global insurer and are scaling our business in New York and the UK.“The relationship with Uber further extends our focus on technology, data and real-time usage based risk assessment. The aim will be to reward the safe and highest rated professional drivers, this is a great thing for everyone.”In February Inshur closed a series A investment round led by reinsurance giant Munich Re, securing $7m (£5.6m) in equity funding and a further $2m credit facility.Uber’s float earlier this month in New York gave the company a valuation of $82bn.Read more: Four things we learnt from Uber’s stock market debut Read This Next20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The WrapIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamourTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamourWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamour’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Pleads Guilty to Attempted ChildThe WrapSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?VegamourThis Is How Often You Should Cut Your HairVegamourRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap center_img Tags: Insurance Uber Share whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

Walker says tax is needed to pay for services

first_imgCrime & Courts | Economy | Interior | Military | Southcentral | State GovernmentWalker says tax is needed to pay for servicesSeptember 29, 2017 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Gov. Bill Walker’s chief of staff Scott Kendall, left, listens as Walker speaks to Commonwealth North in Anchorage. Walker said a broad-based tax is needed. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO)Gov. Bill Walker and his top aides tried to make the case for enacting a new tax to a group of business and political leaders Friday.The state must figure out a more sustainable way to pay for services, Walker said.He spoke at a breakfast hosted by the nonpartisan think tank Commonwealth North in Anchorage.“It’s not fun to roll out stuff involving the word – I don’t know how many ways you can disguise the word tax – but we just say it the way it is. It’s a tax,” Walker said. “We’re at the point where we can no longer be the only state in the nation that doesn’t have a broad-based tax.”Walker has proposed a tax of 1.5 percent on wages and self-employment income. There would be a limit. No one would pay more than twice what they receive in an Alaska Permanent Fund dividend.Revenue Commissioner Sheldon Fisher said the tax would help stabilize the state’s economy. It would raise an estimated $320 million.Fisher said that while there are more opportunities to reduce the cost of government, the state has already made deep cuts.“When we talk about rightsizing government – when people talk about it – my argument is going to be that we need to be talking about the programs we have,” Fisher said. “It’s easy to kind of say, you know, ‘State government is bloated, the departments are bloated, we know we can – they can do this more efficiently.’”Walker’s chief of staff Scott Kendall said the lack of a broad-based tax creates what he called the “Alaska disconnect.”He said that’s when growth in military or private-sector jobs lead to higher government costs without providing revenue to pay for the costs.“The F-35s coming to Fairbanks – phenomenal for Fairbanks, phenomenal for North Pole – at the end of the day will actually cost the state money: more public safety, more schools for kids, more wear and tear on the roads,” Fisher said. “That’s the Alaska disconnect.”Kendall said industries – including the oil industry – will wonder whether they will have to bear the burden until the state has taxes that rise with growth.A special session on the tax bill and a second measure to increase jail times for offenses is scheduled for Oct. 23 in Juneau. Walker could add more items to the special session agenda.Share this story:last_img read more

Toxic smog cloud hits UK: Just how bad is the pollution in London?

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All of this weeks golf results and some pictures from Portlaoise Golf Club

first_img Twitter Pinterest New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening MOUNTRATH GOLF CLUBOpen Singles Stableford (15 Holes), Nov. 5th- 11thOverall Winner- Dermot Dobbyn 35pts (back 9)Cat. 1; 1st- Paschal Dunphy 34pts2nd- Gareth Keogh 33ptsCat. 2; 1st- Declan Donovan 35pts2nd- Jim O’Connor 34ptsCat. 3; 1st- Mick Kavanagh 35pts2nd- Jim Lyons 32ptsSEE ALSO – Farcical U-19 football championship creates plenty of food for thought All of this weeks golf results and some pictures from Portlaoise Golf Club Facebook Previous articleIntroducing the 2018 LaoisToday Minor football Team of the YearNext articleRunners destination is Laois for Euopean prison service championships Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Home Sport Golf All of this weeks golf results and some pictures from Portlaoise Golf… SportGolf Community TAGSGolf results Facebook Here are all of this week’s golf results from the week gone by.We also have some pictures from Portlaoise Golf club.RATHDOWNEY GOLF CLUBXmas Fare 10/11-11-‘18Overall Winner Jason Ryan (9) 33ptsDivision 1- Eugene Ryan (11) 30ptsDivision 2- Anselm Molloy (12) 29ptsDivision 3 – Timmy Williams (19) 33ptsTHE HEATHTurkey Singles 10/11/18John McEvoy(18) 43ptsMartin Lawlor(9) 40ptsDaniel Timmons(18) 40ptsPORTARLINGTON GOLF CLUB2018 Monthly Medal WinnersWarburton Cup Martin MurrayRolleston Cup Ronan CulletonMcKeagney Cup Keith HoganWheeler/Mansfield Cup Liam StapletonPresident’s Prize Gerry SavageDr Canning Cup Dermot Hyland Council 2018 Men’s Golfer of the Year1st Damien Reddin2nd Brian Keogh2018 Men’s Club Championship Matchplay1st Paraic O’Dea2nd John McCormack3rd Martin Tynan and Gary O’Keefe2018 Adult and Junior1st John Lawlor and David Hickey2nd Oliver Scully and Bernard Scully2018 Club Mixed Matchplay Championship1st Aidan Purcell and Marie Bogan2nd Marty Fitzpatrick and Carmel Fitzpatrick2018 Club Scotch Foursomes Matchplay Championship1st Aidan Purcell and Denis Lyne2nd Paul Murphy and Dom DoodyWednesday 7th November – 14 Hole OPEN Singles Stableford1st Derek Walsh 31pts b6Ladies Golf – Golden Girls Results 8th November 20181st – Celeste Sweetman, Marie Bogan & Dilly Webster (42 pts.)2nd – Agnes Holland, Stephanie Gorman & Mary Fallon (40 pts.)Wednesday 31st October – 18 Hole OPEN Singles Stableford1st Pat Greensmith 43pts2nd Darren Strong 41ptsPORTLAOISE GOLF CLUBMen’s Singles StablefordStephen Sinnott 40 (15)Jamie Kelly 39 (21)Patrick Rafferty 37 (11) Community By Alan Hartnett – 15th November 2018 Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

SEC report provides framework for disclosure reform

first_img Regulators propose slimming corporate disclosure Related news The report, which was mandated by the JOBS Act, recommends undertaking a comprehensive review of the existing disclosure requirements in order to develop specific recommendations for revising them. “Although a comprehensive approach would likely be a longer-term project involving significant staff resources across the commission, the staff believes that a comprehensive approach would be able to achieve the dual goals of streamlining requirements for companies, including emerging growth companies, and focusing on useful and material information for investors,” it says . “This report provides a framework for disclosure reform,” said Mary Jo White, SEC chairwoman. “As a next step, I have directed the staff to develop specific recommendations for updating the rules that dictate what a company must disclose in its filings. We will seek input from companies about how we can make our disclosure rules work better for them and will solicit the views of investors about what type of information they want and how it can be best presented. The ultimate objective is for the commission to improve the disclosure regime for both companies and investors.” The SEC says that its Office of the Chief Accountant will coordinate with the accounting standards setters, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), to identify ways to improve the effectiveness of disclosure in financial statements and to minimize duplication with other existing disclosure requirements. “Updating our rules is only one step – albeit an important one – in improving company disclosures,” said Keith Higgins, director of the SEC’s division of corporation finance. “For their part, companies should examine how they can improve the quality and effectiveness of their disclosures and how our rules can be improved to facilitate clear and effective communications to investors. Better disclosure benefits everyone in the marketplace, and we plan to work with companies and investors to achieve this common goal.” Don’t believe the hype: BCSC proposes new rules for stock promoters The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking to overhaul the disclosure rules for public companies. The SEC submitted a report to Congress today that provides an overview of its disclosure rules for U.S. public companies. CSA sets rules on non-GAAP financial reportingcenter_img James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords DisclosureCompanies Securities and Exchange Commission Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Hurricane Warning Lifted for the Island

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Hurricane warning was lifted for the island of Jamaica at 10:00am by the Meteorological Service. In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Dean the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) reports that, regrettably, two persons were confirmed dead from the parishes of Clarendon and St. Thomas.BLOCKED ROADWAYSA number of blocked roads have been reported from the Kingston Metropolitan Area, Western and Northeastern sections of the island, details of which are as follows:Westmoreland:. Single lane traffic from Bogue to Content . Hopeton to Auchin Town blocked. Chestercastle to Jacksongate (Westmoreland end) blocked. Single lane traffic in the Three Miles areaSt. James:. Anchovy to Mount Honeb is impassable and the Richmond route is reduced to single lane traffic.. Downed JPS wires from Chestercastle to Jacksongate (Hanover end)Trelawny:Single lane traffic from:. Rock to Steer Town. Falmouth to Springvale. Martha Brae to KinlossWork is currently in progress to clear all blocked roads from:. Rio Bueno to Jackson Town. Duncans to Long Pond. Salt Marsh to Kent. Hamdem to Wakefield. Deeside to DrumilyPortland:. All main roads have been cleared except roadways from Muirton to Fair Prospect and Hector’s River to Muirton in Buff Bay. St. Catherine:. The Bog Walk area and roads from Ewarton to Mount Diablo are open to single lane traffic.St. AnnSingle lane traffic:. From Priory to Bamboo. Hopewell to Ocho Rios. Green Park to St. Ann’s Bay. Milford to Parry Town. Brown’s Town to Bamboo . Brown’s Town to Alexandria. Moneague to BlackstonedgeSHELTERS:Earlier today 268 shelters remained open across the island, housing some 6,445 persons. This number is expected to decrease as persons return to their respective homes.AIRPORTS:The roadway leading to the Norman Manley airport is now open to single lane traffic and the airport is currently accommodating emergency flights only. Full operations should resume tomorrow. At the other end of the island, the Donald Sangster Airport has re-opened to the public.COORDINATION OF RELIEF SUPPLIES:The National Welfare Sub-committee has met and is seeking to establish registration centres for the impacted communities. These registration centres will be located at Seven-Day Adventist Churches island-wide and other soon to be named locations. Emergency distribution of critical relief supplies has commenced and is being coordinated through the Parish Disaster Committee.Further updates will be supplied as available.Contact: Krechet Douglas-GreavesInformation and Training Unit, [email protected] RelatedHurricane Warning Lifted for the Island Hurricane Warning Lifted for the Island UncategorizedAugust 20, 2007 RelatedHurricane Warning Lifted for the Islandcenter_img RelatedHurricane Warning Lifted for the Island Advertisementslast_img read more

Post Hurricane Clean-Up Extended to October 7

first_imgRelatedPost Hurricane Clean-Up Extended to October 7 RelatedPost Hurricane Clean-Up Extended to October 7 RelatedPost Hurricane Clean-Up Extended to October 7 Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The post-Hurricane Dean Clean-up exercise has been extended to Sunday (Oct. 7), to facilitate the further removal of all debris from communities in the corporate area.“There are still a number of areas where debris is on the sidewalks, areas such as Vineyard Town and a number of areas uptown,” said Co-coordinator of the project, Kingsley Thomas.Mr. Thomas, who was addressing the (Oct. 2) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, said that while the two-day clean-up exercise undertaken last weekend was fairly successful, one of the major challenges was the turnaround time of the trucks that were being used to transport the collected debris.“For instance, the rubble collected in Portland Cottage (Clarendon) had to be dumped and disposed of in Riverton City. That is a two and a half or three hours turnaround time in terms of truck time. The trucks were inadequate to collect all the garbage on time,” he pointed out.In outlining the work that was undertaken in the corporate area on the weekend, Mr. Thomas said that the first day of the exercise was focused on the removal of domestic garbage from inner-city areas.“This was considered extremely important because as the Ministry of Health outlined, there was the threat of dengue fever outbreak, malaria and leptospirosis, and so the focus on that day was to clean-up domestic garbage and that was substantially completed,” he informed.Citizens in residential areas where asked to place all debris on the sidewalks for collection by trucks the following day.Mr. Thomas expressed his gratitude to all the volunteers and private sector organisations that participated in the two-day clean-up activity. Post Hurricane Clean-Up Extended to October 7 UncategorizedOctober 2, 2007last_img read more

Coravin, Inc. Launches Revolutionary Screw Cap to Enhance Wine Pouring Experiences

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Coravin, Inc. Launches Revolutionary Screw Cap to Enhance Wine Pouring ExperiencesIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessCoravin, Inc. Launches Revolutionary Screw Cap to Enhance Wine Pouring ExperiencesBy Press Release – July 27, 2017 218 0 Pinterest AdvertisementCoravin’s Newest Innovation Enables Wine Lovers to Preserve Screw Cap Wines for MonthsBOSTON (July 26, 2017) – CORAVIN™, Inc., makers of the innovative wine preservation opener by the same name, announced that wine enthusiasts will soon be able to pour and enjoy wines from even more of their favorite bottles with its newest revolutionary accessory –the Coravin Screw Cap. Designed to completely change the wine pouring experience, the new Screw Cap now provides users with a way to use the Coravin Wine Preservation Opener to pour and protect bottles sealed under screw cap for up to three months.“Our mission at Coravin is to enhance the wine experience by helping people enjoy any wine, in any quantity, at any time – without compromise. People have been asking for a screw cap solution since we introduced the original Coravin in 2013. I’m thrilled that with this launch, wine lovers will have the ability to pour and preserve their favorite screw cap wines, using their existing Coravin Wine Preservation Opener,” said Greg Lambrecht, founder and inventor of Coravin.Coravin Screw Caps, which are available in two sizes to ensure a proper fit on any bottle, combine self-sealing silicone with the same premium cap liner, to create a tight seal that protects wine for up to 3 months. To use, simply unscrew a bottle’s cap and quickly replace it with a Coravin Cap. Then, access and pour as you normally would with any Coravin Preservation Opener (like all Coravin accessories, the Screw Cap is compatible with all Coravin models). Store the remaining wine and once the bottle is empty, remove the Screw Cap and reuse – it withstands 50 punctures!The Coravin Screw Cap will be available for purchase later this year in 6-packs for $29.95, starting this summer online at www.coravin.com and followed by select retailers later in the year.  They are currently available in Australia and New Zealand where most bottles are closed under screw cap.About Coravin, Inc. Coravin, Inc. is a privately held company located in Burlington, Massachusetts focused on transforming the way wine is served, sold and enjoyed. Coravin designs and markets the Coravin Wine Preservation Opener for wine enthusiasts, restaurants, wine stores and wineries. Unparalleled in craftsmanship and design, Coravin uses proprietary patented technology to access and pour wine from a bottle without pulling the cork. Wine enthusiasts can now enjoy wine sealed with corks without feeling the need to commit to the whole bottle, allowing them to enjoy any wine, any time – whether they want a sip, a glass, or more. After enjoying a glass of pouring, the remaining wine in the bottle will be perfectly preserved for weeks, months, or even years. For more information, please visit www.coravin.com.Advertisement Share TAGSCoravin Twitter Linkedin Facebook ReddIt Email Previous articleWISA Welcomes Technical and Tourism ExpertiseNext articleDrizly Data Distillery Gives Beverage Alcohol Industry First-Ever Comprehensive eCommerce and Independent Retailer Insights Press Releaselast_img read more

Emeritus Vineyards Announces Series of Online Educational Webinars for Wholesalers and…

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Emeritus Vineyards Announces Series of Online Educational Webinars for Wholesalers and Wine…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessEmeritus Vineyards Announces Series of Online Educational Webinars for Wholesalers and Wine ProfessionalsBy Press Release – May 6, 2020 253 0 AdvertisementRUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY, Calif. – May 6, 2020 – Emeritus Vineyards is excited to announce that it is launching a series of educational webinars for wine industry professionals beginning May 14th at 11 a.m. EST (2 p.m. PST). The first webinar will feature an exploration of the terroir of Emeritus’s acclaimed Hallberg Ranch vineyard. The seminar will focus on where Hallberg Ranch fits into the Green Valley and Russian River Valley AVAs. The seminars, which will be hosted on Zoom, will include an educational presentation, followed by a Q & A. The webinars will be hosted by Emeritus’s second-generation President Mari Jones, and feature renowned Emeritus Winemaker David Lattin and legendary Vineyard Manager Kirk Lokka. The second seminar is scheduled for May 28th, and will focus on the importance of Pinot Noir clonal selections and how they impact wine styles.“There is a great deal of focus right now on new ways for wineries to engage consumers,” says Jones. “We feel it’s equally important to connect with our community of friends and partners in the industry. Our vision for these seminars is to be interactive and share knowledge that is useful and informative. And like everything I do, I want them to be engaging and fun.”The first two webinars will feature David Lattin and Kirk Lokka. Prior to joining Emeritus, Lattin was the winemaker at such noted wineries as Acacia, Kuleto Estate and Merus. Lokka, who has more than four decades of vineyard management experience in Sonoma County, spent 23 years working with Emeritus Founder Brice Cutrer Jones at Sonoma–Cutrer before establishing Emeritus with Jones 21 years ago. During his career, Lokka helped to found, and was a two-time president of, the Russian River Valley Winegrowers association, and was honored for his work at Emeritus by the Sonoma County Winegrowers as the “2017 Grower of the Year.” During the first webinar, guests will learn about the unique terroir of Emeritus’s dry-farmed Hallberg Ranch, with Lattin and Lokka providing insights on their unique attributes, and why they are ideal for Pinot Noir.Exploring Terroir of a Single Vineyard Wine with Emeritus Vineyards5/14/2020 – 11 a.m. EST/2 p.m. PSTDiscovering Clones in Pinot Noir5/28/2020 – 11 a.m. EST/2 p.m. PSTTo attend the Emeritus Webinars, please click here.ABOUT EMERITUS VINEYARDSFounded by wine industry icon Brice Cutrer Jones, Emeritus Vineyards is dedicated exclusively to crafting estate-grown Pinot Noirs from its two remarkable estate vineyards: Hallberg Ranch in the Russian River Valley and Pinot Hill in the Sebastopol Hills. Totaling 150 acres of Pinot Noir, both Hallberg Ranch and Pinot Hill are dry farmed, making Emeritus the largest dry-farmed estate in Sonoma County. To learn more, visit www.emeritusvineyards.com.Advertisement Twitter Linkedin TAGSEmeritus Vineyards Facebook Email Pinterest ReddIt Share Previous articleGloria Ferrer, Carneros’ First Sparkling Winery, Announces New Leadership with General Manager, Mayacamas OldsNext articleThe Donum Estate Announces Curated Tasting Kits for Elevated Wine and Art Experiences Press Releaselast_img read more

Minister Welcomes Sports Museum at GC Foster College

first_imgStory HighlightsThe G.C. Foster College Museum of Sports and Recreation is now officially open to the public.The museum, which celebrates the life and contribution of Jamaica’s athletes, was set up to preserve, research, promote and celebrate an awareness of Jamaica’s excellent sports legacy.Minister with Responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, who participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony at the school’s location in Spanish Town, St. Catherine on February 20, welcomed the establishment of the facility. Minister Welcomes Sports Museum at GC Foster College SportFebruary 27, 2013Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwards RelatedMinister Welcomes Sports Museum at GC Foster College RelatedMinister Welcomes Sports Museum at GC Foster College RelatedMinister Welcomes Sports Museum at GC Foster Collegecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The G.C. Foster College Museum of Sports and Recreation is now officially open to the public.The museum, which celebrates the life and contribution of Jamaica’s athletes, was set up to preserve, research, promote and celebrate an awareness of Jamaica’s excellent sports legacy.Minister with Responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, who participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony at the school’s location in Spanish Town, St. Catherine on February 20, welcomed the establishment of the facility.She said the Government firmly believes in the importance of showcasing the country’s successes in the field of sports, and honouring those, whose achievements, have paved the way for future stars. [Related:Jamaica Must Capitalise On Sports Tourism].She said that the National Sports Museum, being created by the Government, has a similar mandate, which is “to celebrate our achievements and inspire a next generation, to show how far we have come and how we got there, and to instill national pride and self worth in our people generally.”Chairperson of the Museum Events Committee, Jollette Russell, told JIS News that as the country’s premier sports college, “it is very fitting for us to have a sports museum,” which should complement the National Sports Museum when it is established.“We think that part of our educational role as a physical education and teacher training college, is to make sure that (we) pass on that educational knowledge to our students,” she said.The museum features several track and field memorabilia includingthe medal won by the late Gerald Claude Eugene Foster, for whom the college is named, at the 1930 Central American Games in Cuba; and the spikes worn by Danny McFarlane, who won silver in the 400-meter hurdles event at the 2004 Olympics in Greece.The museum also features a 32-piece collection from former cricket umpire, Steve Bucknor, which was officially handed over by his daughter, Shari Bucknor, during the opening.“Among those pieces are cricket balls, bails, bats, shirts and that famous white coat that he always wears at most of his games. He donated it to us and of course, all the pieces are signed by Steve Bucknor,” Ms. Russell informed. Advertisementslast_img read more