Marsh appoints Julie Boucher to lead US captive management operations

first_imgMarsh, the world s leading insurance broker and risk advisor, has appointed Julie S. Boucher as leader of the firm s U.S. Captive Solutions Practice, which currently manages nearly 350 captive insurance companies in seven major U.S. domiciles and has 114 employees.Ms. Boucher, a managing director of Marsh based in the Burlington, Vermont office, will be responsible for the growth and development of the U.S. captive domicile operations, including Vermont, Connecticut, New York, South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. Ms. Boucher, who has been with Marsh for 21 years, has held a number of management positions with the firm.  Most recently, she was head of the firm s Captive Solutions Practice in Vermont, where she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm s captive management and servicing operations in the state.  She also has been involved in establishing Marsh s operations in a number of existing U.S. captive domiciles.A certified public accountant, Ms. Boucher earned a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Louisiana.  A member of the Vermont Society of CPAs and the AICPA, Ms. Boucher is active in the Vermont Captive Insurance Association and formerly served on the state s Captive Advisory Board.With nearly 450 employees in 31 captive insurance domiciles worldwide, Marsh s Captive Solutions Practice currently manages more than 1,100 captive insurance companies.  The Practice provides a full range of captive management services, including actuarial, auditing, benchmarking, captive assessments, and related advisory and consulting services, such as captive feasibility studies, strategic reviews, and assistance with domicile selection.Headquartered in New York, Marsh has 24,000 employees and provides advice and transactional capabilities to clients in over 100 countries. Marsh is a unit of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC), a global professional services firm with more than 54,000 employees and annual revenue exceeding $11 billion. MMC also is the parent company of Guy Carpenter, the risk and reinsurance specialist; Mercer, the provider of HR and related financial advice and services; Oliver Wyman, the management consultancy; and Kroll, the risk consulting firm. MMC s stock (ticker symbol: MMC) is listed on the New York, Chicago and London stock exchanges. MMC s Web Site is is external) . Marsh s Web site is is external).Source: Marsh. BURLINGTON, Vermont, April 7, 2009last_img read more

Emirates makes Beijing, Shanghai all-A380

first_imgEmirates is to make Beijing and Shanghai all- Airbus 380 operations when it replaces Boeing 777-300ERs currently operating its second daily services to each of the cities from July 1.The move will boost capacity on the routes as the Dubai-based carrier moves to the 519-seat, three-class superjumbos with the aim of picking up more business and leisure traffic in the booming Chinese market.Emirates has 38 flights to China and also services Guangzhou, Yinchuan and Zhengzhou.The airline was the first Middle East carrier to fly non-stop to mainland China when it launched freighter operations in 2002.This was followed by passenger services to Shanghai in 2004 and the first-ever A380 scheduled passenger service to China when it started its Beijing flights in August, 2010.China Southern now has five A380s but remains the only Chinese carrier to operate the superjumbo.Passengers like the A380 because it is generally configured by the airlines who operate it as their flagship product.Emirates is the world’s biggest operator of the plane and has 95 in its fleet with another 47 on order.It features more comfortable economy seats than the airline’s 10-across B777s as well as a shower in first class and a lounge bar on the upper deck.The airline says it has flown more than 80 million passengers on its A380 fleet since 2008.last_img read more

Businesses Urged to Adopt Environmentally Friendly Practices

first_imgThe Government is encouraging private and public businesses to adopt environmentally friendly practices through its Green Business Jamaica (GBJ) programme.Sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Government of Japan, the project will see the country enhancing the legislative framework to support the development and implementation of a national sustainable consumption and production programme.The programme is being implemented through the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA).The launch was held on May 25 at the Eden Gardens Wellness Resort and Spa in Kingston.Under the programme, the Government will undertake detailed sets of subactivities for the development of sustainable consumption, production and waste-management strategies.Minister without Portfolio  in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, who delivered the main address at the function, lauded those private-sector entities already involved in the programme and encouraged more businesses to get involved and ‘green’ their operations.“This voluntary step to make your businesses more environmentally friendly shows a willingness to support the development of our country and growth of the gross domestic product in a manner that facilitates sustainable consumption and production,” he said.Meanwhile, Director of NEPA’s Environmental Management and Conservation Division, Anthony McKenzie, said the programme is a key element in supporting the private sector to comply with national and international environmental standards.“Green Business Jamaica adheres to basic and sustainable consumption and production practices and aims to build a shared vision of sustainable lifestyles. It integrates sustainable practices across sectors and develops tools and incentives to assist in capacity building, to achieve sustainable lifestyles and empower individuals and businesses to adopt sustainable habits through education and participation,” he explained.One of the activities under the project is the pilot of the GBJ Certification Programme. It is designed to help business operators to incorporate best practices in the area of environmental stewardship, in an effort to reduce operational costs and sustain natural resources.The programme is voluntary and gives businesses the opportunity to promote and implement environmentally friendly processes in the core elements of their operations, while practising high standards in pollution prevention and resource conservation in line with global standards.Businesses that receive GBJ certification will be able to display the approved Ecolabel sign or logo on their establishments, stationery or packaging to signify that they are doing their part to protect the environment and reduce their carbon footprint.Additionally, certified businesses will be included on the GBJ list of certified companies.last_img read more

Spotted Ulstein Delivers Its Largest OCV

first_imgImage Courtesy: UlsteinNorwegian shipbuilder and ship designer Ulstein delivered Island Venture, an offshore construction vessel (OCV), to Island Ventures 5 LLC, a joint venture between Edison Chouest Offshore from the USA and Island Offshore from Norway on January 17, 2017.The 14, 248 dwt Island Venture is said to be Ulstein’s largest OCV yet.The newbuilding, which can accommodate 239 persons, features a length of 160 meters and a width of 30 meters.The OSV has a 400-ton crane for operations at 4,000-meter depth as well as a 140-ton crane with 3,000-meter wire.In addition, the ship has been prepared for a possible later installation of a module handling tower by reinforcing the foundations in the moon pool area.Launched in late August 2015, Island Venture conducted its sea trials in November that year.last_img read more

NEIGHBOR NEWS Whats Making Headlines In Tewksbury

first_imgYour Tewksbury Today is Tewksbury’s premiere online hyperlocal news source. Follow YTT on Facebook and Twitter.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community” TEWKSBURY, MA — Ever wonder what’s making news next door in Tewksbury? Bill Gilman, editor of Your Tewksbury Today, has the answer!Below is a collection of top Tewksbury stories, primarily written by Gilman, that were recently published on his popular website.Top Tewksbury Stories (August 5, 2019 to August 12, 2019)Construction Work Will Create Detours For Drivers This WeekTewksbury-Based WellPet Hires New Chief Marketing OfficerVIDEO: Confused About Those New Emojis? HeyHeyBobbyJ Has The AnswersThese Tewksbury Properties Were Sold In Junelast_img read more

Circular published to recruit 10000 constables

first_img.A circular has been published relating to recruit 10,000 trainee recruit constable (TRC) with a view to augmenting the manpower of the police force.In accordance with the circular, 8500 men and 1500 women will be recruited as TRC, said an official release.The aspirants have been requested to attend the physical and written examinations with necessary papers in the police lines of their home district on the particular date mentioned in the circular.last_img

Sen Al Franken Hit With Second Groping Allegation

first_img Share Carolyn Kaster/APSen. Al Franken, D-Minn., at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Nov. 15. He’s facing a second allegation of groping a woman without her consent.Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken is facing a second allegation that he groped a woman without consent while her husband took a photo of her with the senator at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.Franken “pulled me in really close, like awkward close, and as my husband took the picture, he put his hand full-fledged on my rear,” said Lindsay Menz, who told her story to CNN. “It wasn’t around my waist. It wasn’t around my hip or side. It was definitely on my butt,” she said.CNN confirmed the account with Menz’s husband, mother and father who she told of the interaction at the time. CNN reports Menz also posted the photo on Facebook at the time and commented to her sister: “Dude — Al Franken TOTALLY molested me! Creeper!”“I take thousands of photos at the state fair surrounded by hundreds of people, and I certainly don’t remember taking this picture,” Franken told CNN in a statement. “I feel badly that Ms. Menz came away from our interaction feeling disrespected.”Menz told CNN that she came forward following broadcaster Leeann Tweeden’s account of a 2006 interaction with Franken in which she alleges he forcibly kissed her and took a photo in which he appears to touch her chest while she is asleep.“I don’t want to paint my story in the same light as hers,” Menz told CNN, saying she believes Tweeden’s account is worse than what happened to her, but “the reason I want to say something is if someone sees that I said something, maybe it would give them the courage to say something, too.”Franken issued an apology to Tweeden last week and called for the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the matter. Tweeden’s account occurred before Franken was a senator, which cast some doubt on how the ethics panel would conduct an inquiry. However, Menz’s 2010 account occurred while Franken was a first-term senator and clearly falls within the committee’s jurisdiction to investigate.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have echoed the call for an ethics investigation. While an inquiry seems likely, the panel has not commented on the Franken matter, yet.A Franken spokesperson told the Minnesota Star Tribune over the weekend that Franken has no plans to resign and that he is spending the Thanksgiving holiday in Washington, D.C., with his family, “and he’s doing a lot of reflecting.”The allegations against Franken come as the Republican Party is grappling with allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, ahead of a Dec. 12 special election. Moore is accused of a range of predatory behavior towards teenage girls as young as 14, including one allegation of sexual assault. Top Senate Republicans, including McConnell and long-time Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby have called on Moore to get out of the race. Moore remains defiant, and the state GOP largely stands behind him. The Alabama Republican Party remains supportive as does GOP Gov. Kay Ivey.If Moore wins, he will face similar calls for a Senate ethics investigation. One GOP senator, Colorado’s Cory Gardner, has said the Senate should expel him if he wins, but it’s unclear whether senators would ultimately be willing to overturn the results of an otherwise free election.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit read more