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Young British drivers understand emoji road signs better than real road signs, new poll finds

May 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Young drivers in Britain understand emoji road signs better than real road signs, new research from MORE TH>N, a trading name of Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc (RSA), has found. The research was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of

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National Energy Board recommends conditional approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project

May 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) has issued a 533-page report recommending the approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (Project), subject to 157 conditions. The recommendation from the NEB, an independent federal regulator of pipelines, energy development and trade, follows a

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Designated highway texting zones bill passes second reading in Ontario legislature

May 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario politicians from all three parties spoke Thursday in favour of an opposition private member’s bill that proposes to allow the transportation minister to “create designated highway texting zones.” Bill 190, the Safe Texting Zones Act, was referred Thursday to

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Earthquakes triggered by oil and gas activity have been happening in Texas since at least 1925, new study says

May 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Earthquakes triggered by oil and gas activity have been happening in Texas since at least 1925, and they have been widespread throughout the state ever since, according to a new historical review published online. A Historical Review of Induced Earthquakes

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Gaps identified in readiness of Canadian boards to crisis management

May 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More diligence is required to protect board members in the wake of a crisis, suggests a new white paper prepared by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP for the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). Based on a survey of 400 Canadian

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LinkedIn confirms 2012 hack exposed 117M user passwords

May 20, 2016 by The Associated Press

NEW YORK – LinkedIn said Wednesday that a 2012 breach resulted in more than 100 million of its users’ passwords being compromised – vastly more than previously thought. The business social network said that it believes to be true a

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North American organizations experiencing slow shift to public cloud: Softchoice study

May 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Transitioning to public cloud is a slow-moving process for most businesses, according to a new study by Softchoice, a North American IT solutions and managed services provider. Released on Tuesday, the study, titled The State of Cloud Readiness: Transformation and

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Court finds Ontario municipality breached duty of care under Occupiers’ Liability Act in operation of mountain bike park

May 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

An Ontario municipality is liable, under the province’s Occupiers’ Liability Act, for injuries that rendered a cyclist a quadriplegic after he fell while riding over a teeter-totter-type obstacle at a mountain bike park, the provincial appeal court has ruled. In

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Distracted engineer blamed in deadly Amtrak wreck

May 19, 2016 by Michael R. Sisak - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – The Amtrak engineer whose speeding train ran off the rails in Philadelphia last year was apparently distracted by word that a train nearby had been hit by a rock, federal investigators concluded Tuesday, pinning most of the blame

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Government’s response to 2015 OPM data breach hasn’t improved U.S. federal agencies’ security: study

May 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than half of polled federal cyber executives in the United States said they don’t agree that the government’s response to last summer’s massive Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach has improved their agency’s security. The State of Cybersecurity

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Insurance websites not keeping pace with changing customer expectations: J.D. Power

May 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurer websites are not keeping up with customer expectations, with just over half (55%) of those polled saying they “definitely will” return to the site for their servicing needs, according to the J.D. Power 2016 Insurance Digital Evaluation Study, released

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UberX drivers expected to have commercial insurance: Shop Insurance Canada

May 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

UberX drivers using personal policies while operating as a paid ride-share operative are breaking the law and need to check with their insurance providers to ensure they have appropriate coverage, suggests Shop Insurance Canada. “If a vehicle is used for