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How Drones Are Disrupting The Insurance Industry

<div>How Drones Are Disrupting The Insurance Industry</div>
The insurance industry is set to be one of the earliest adopters of drones because of the numerous benefits it offers, including better safety, efficiency, faster turnaround time, and reduced costs. Goldman Sachs estimates the global drone industry to reach $100 billion by 2020. Given that insurers today are struggling with an increasing amount of damage from natural disasters and fraud, plenty of insurance companies are aspiring to be data-driven organizations. PwC reported that drone technology could help the insurance industry save as much as 6.8 billion USD annually. 

Insurance companies already employ 17% of all commercial drones. Drones can play a part in all the stages of the insurance lifecycle, especially claims management and fraud prevention. Drone powered solutions also help with real-time insights, risk monitoring, and assessment, as well as improving customer experience during catastrophes.

Strike by CSO musicians leads to concert cancellations through March 16

<div>Strike by CSO musicians leads to concert cancellations through March 16</div>
A strike by the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has necessitated the cancellation of concerts at Symphony Center through March 16, it was announced Tuesday by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association. The cancellations include subscription series concerts by the orchestra and CSO music director Riccardo Muti at 8 p.m Thursday, 1:30 p.m Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday.

Also canceled: the  Symphony Center Presents Jazz concert at 8 p.m Friday featuring a double bill of The Bad Plus featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel presenting “Lean on Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers.”

All associated pre-concert special events through Saturday, March 16, are also canceled.

Teen 'earns' $2.7m profit for insurer as CEO for a day.

<div>Teen 'earns' $2.7m profit for insurer as CEO for a day.</div>
Fifteen-year-old Jaburooth Rakshana "made" a profit of $2.7 million yesterday, by underwriting several cases that insured clients from potential risks, such as piracy at sea and accidents in shopping malls, among other possible hazards.

She was playing chief executive officer for the day at Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty, a corporate insurance company, in a student-CEO swop organised with her school, St Margaret's Secondary School.

Sandra Bullock donates $100,000 to help save animals from California fires.

<div>Sandra Bullock donates $100,000 to help save animals from California fires.</div>
The actress made a $100,000 donation to The Humane Society of Ventura County, which is on the ground helping the non-human victims of the wildfires in Southern California.
"Our efforts for rescuing and caring for evacuated animals from the Hill and Woolsey fires had caught her attention and her team reached out to the shelter to show their support," the organization wrote on Facebook. "Sandra Bullock and her family have reached out to other nonprofit organizations both during this incident and in the past. However, this time she wanted to contribute to those on the frontline rescuing animals in peril and hope others will choose to do the same."
The group said the donation will help provide care for the animals -- from horses and bulls to donkeys and ducks -- evacuated from the fires.

Olivier Héger, CEO of Circles Group talked about innovation during the VIP insurtech lunch, side event of the ICT Spring 2018.

Olivier Héger, CEO of Circles Group talked about innovation during the VIP insurtech lunch, side event of the ICT Spring 2018.
From 15-16 may 2018, over 5,000 key decision makers in the fields of information and communication technologies, insurance, finance, banking, web and marketing met at ICT Spring in Luxembourg.
Luxembourg’s economy has developed in a spectacular manner over the past few decades. In addition to being a major international finance centre, the country is home to leading companies in the automotive, media and communication sectors, Circles Group is proud to play a Key role in Luxembourg.

AIG's Dealmaking Return Could Be Just the Start

AIG's Dealmaking Return Could Be Just the Start<br>
In what may be a cue for others, the insurer's CEO has pushed back against the notion that buybacks create more value over the long term.
Even if American International Group Inc.'s return to dealmaking has begun on an unexpected note, CEO Brian Duperreault is sticking to his word.

The New York-based insurer announced Monday that it had agreed to acquire Bermuda-based reinsurer Validus Holdings Ltd., which was somewhat of a surprise considering that smart money had been on AIG expanding its footprint in areas like life insurance in the U.S. or abroad.

Liverpool’s Echo Arena - car park on fire.

Liverpool’s Echo Arena - car park on fire.<br>
Liverpool’s Echo Arena has offered its thanks to the city’s emergency services, volunteers and the British Red Cross for their assistance after a fire at its car park destroyed an estimated 1,400 vehicles.

The fire tore through the multi-storey King’s Dock car park on new year’s eve, when the 11,000-capacity arena was hosting the fourth day of the Liverpool International Horse Show. An accidental fire in one car which spread to other vehicles is believed to have been the cause, according to police.

It all began on the sands of Dubai…

It all began on the sands of Dubai…<br>
Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2017: From December 14th to 15th the polo world puts its eyes on the cradle of Beach Polo. Here in Dubai, Beach Polo was played in 2004 for the first time ever. 2017, the Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2017 presented by Nissan will attract again hundreds of international guests and celebrities to join thrilling matches at the polo arena set up at the Skydive, in the very heart of the vibrant city of Dubai. World class polo players and their horses will compete for the trophy and promise fast and dynamic polo action in an exclusive and elegant setting.

Ex Anima, de Bartabas: les chevaux, ces acteurs de caractère

<div>Ex Anima, de Bartabas: les chevaux, ces acteurs de caractère</div>
Accomplissant  le rêve de son “théâtre équestre”, Bartabas offre avec Ex Anima  un extraordinaire spectacle dans lequel les chevaux sont seuls ou presque sur la piste d'Aubervilliers.

Le cérémonial fait partie depuis toujours du spectacle au Théâtre Zingaro d'Aubervilliers. On ne pénètre pas en désordre sous le haut bâtiment de bois qui réunit les écuries et la piste. On patiente d'abord dans le foyer immense de la première construction en arrondi, décorée par les souvenirs des spectacles précédents. On peut s'y restaurer, avant ou après le spectacle, acquérir un livre, une affiche, un DVD ; contempler l'exposition permanente des costumes, des photos, des instruments de musique. Il y a là quelque chose d'enchanteur et d'exaltant.

Jean Rochefort : Ce que les chevaux lui ont appris sur le métier d'acteur

Jean Rochefort : Ce que les chevaux lui ont appris sur le métier d'acteur
Parmi les passions du comédien décédé dans la nuit du 8 au 9 octobre, les chevaux avaient une place particulière. Entre deux tournages, il montait dans la forêt de Rambouillet, où il s'était installé. Et il en tirait des leçons d'élégance et de vie.