Agency - Live News America

RTL Today – After withdrawal from online agency: Agence eSanté remains operational, AMMD asked to appoint new members

Minister of Social Security Claude Haagen addressed the future of the “eSanté” electronic health record in his replies to two parliamentary questions. Haagen states that he and Minister of Health Paulette Lenert moved “swiftly” after the Association of Doctors and Dentists (AMMD) resigned from the administrative council of the eSanté Agency in late October. The … Read more

Gallagher swoops for California agency

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has announced the acquisition of California-based Bulen & Associates Insurance Services. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bulen & Associates, founded in 1929, is a property-casualty agency that serves individuals and businesses in southern California. As part of the deal, agency principal Lisa Mosby and her … Read more

Murder trial of a Border Patrol agent rekindles questions over agency

LAREDO, Texas – It’s the breakfast rush at La Finca Bruncheria & Café and waiters hurry plates of pancakes and huevos rancheros to tables of Mexican businessmen in shiny suits, chatting families and locals. Behind the bar, bartender Angie Martinez draws up latte art and pours glasses of papaya juice. Asked about the U.S. Border … Read more

European Space Agency Selects Amputee Astronaut to Increase Diversity

PARIS (AP) – The European Space Agency made history Wednesday by selecting an amputee to be among its newest batch of astronauts, complementing that with an unprecedented commitment to one day send someone with a physical disability into outer space. John McFall, a 41-year-old British former Paralympian who lost his right leg in a motorcycle … Read more

RTL Today – European Space Agency: Belgian-Luxembourgish Raphaël Liégeois among new ESA astronauts

The 34-year-old researcher, who holds a double nationality, has been named one of six new astronauts to travel to the ISS for the European Space Agency. On Wednesday, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced five new career astronauts as well as history’s first astronaut recruit with a disability after adopting a record budget to fund its … Read more

Brazil Election Agency Rejects Bolsonaro Push To Void Votes

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of Brazil’s electoral authority has rejected the request from President Jair Bolsonaro’s political party to annul ballots cast on most electronic voting machines, which would have overturned the Oct. 30 election. Alexandre de Moraes had issued a prior ruling that implicitly raised the possibility that Bolsonaro’s Liberal Party … Read more

RTL Today – Payout of subsidies: Environment Agency determined to reduce delays

An application for a subsidy following the purchase of an electric bicycle can currently take up to 17 months to be processed. The wait for applications related to electric cars and charging stations is only one to two months. Meanwhile, applications for subsidies for home renovations and technical installations can take six to eleven months … Read more

Non-profit Sues FDA, Requesting the Agency Withdraw Approval for Abortion Drugs

Alliance Defending Freedom, a non-profit, sued the Food and Drug Administration on Friday, asking the organization to withdraw approval for abortion drugs Mifepristone and misoprostol.  “Pregnancy is not an illness, and chemical abortion drugs don’t provide a therapeutic benefit—they end a baby’s life and they pose serious and life-threatening complications to the mother,” said ADF … Read more

King Insurance snaps up Florida agency

King Insurance, one of the fastest-growing full-service insurance brokerages in the nation, has announced that it has acquired Florida-based Hunt Insurance Group. Founded in 1945, Hunt is a specialty broker that advises housing authorities, prison systems and municipalities on insuring their unique risks. The firm specializes in self-funded solutions for property-casualty and medical … Read more