Aegon Life announces launch of ‘Life Insurance with COVID-19 Cover’ along with Flipkart

first_img Related Posts Add Comment WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Aegon LifeCOVID-19e-commerce marketplaceFlipkarthospitalisationLife Insurance with COVID-19 Cover Share Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By EH News Bureau on May 27, 2020 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” The offering supports policyholder by covering hospitalisation costs of up to Rs 1 lakh on minimum 24 consecutive hours of hospitalisation on first-ever diagnosis of COVID-19 condition Aegon Life has announced the launch of ‘Life Insurance with COVID-19 Cover’ for hospitalisation expenses up to Rs 1 lakh along with Flipkart, India’s homegrown e-commerce marketplace. This launch is aimed to provide Flipkart customers with a comprehensive insurance cover against COVID-19, that can be availed on the Flipkart app instantly along with the base life insurance plan. This innovative offering of ‘Life Insurance with COVID-19 Cover’ supports the policyholder by covering hospitalisation costs of up to Rs 1 lakh on minimum 24 consecutive hours of hospitalisation on the first-ever diagnosis of COVID-19 condition along with death benefit from the life cover. This product available on Flipkart first, is aimed to help millions of people to financially protect themselves from the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic in an affordable way from the convenience and safety of their home.On the launch of ‘Life Insurance with COVID-19 Cover’, Satishwar Balakrishnan, CFO and Principal Officer, Aegon Life said, “The government across the nation has taken bold steps towards containing the outbreak. However, many Indians do not have health insurance. Our goal through Aegon Life’s ‘COVID -19 Hospitalisation Cover’ is to provide financial aid bundled with life benefits at an affordable premium. The policy takes care of hospitalisation costs, which will help curb the financial burden that may arise if a person is declared COVID-19 positive. In case of death, one can avail of the life benefit through the base plan, which will help in supporting the insured’s family.”Balakrishnan added, “At Aegon Life, we take pride in being a pioneer of digital insurance in India. The cover being available easily on the Flipkart app is a step in the direction of enhancing our digital offerings for our customers.”Ranjith Boyanapalli, Head– Fintech and Payments Group, Flipkart, said, “During these unprecedented times, businesses must come together, be agile and innovate for the hour. At Flipkart as we continue to cater to 200 million customers across the nation, we believe that a full cover product such as ‘COVID-19 Hospitalisation Cover’ will provide our customers the much-needed option of having life and hospitalisation cover rolled-up into one product. Our partnership with Aegon Life enables these innovations to reach consumers affordably and conveniently.” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Comments (0) Aegon Life announces launch of ‘Life Insurance with COVID-19 Cover’ along with Flipkart News Read Article Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care applast_img read more

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Permanent Secretary Says Training Is Good For Competition

first_imgRelatedPermanent Secretary Says Training Is Good For Competition RelatedPermanent Secretary Says Training Is Good For Competition Permanent Secretary Says Training Is Good For Competition CommerceNovember 11, 2011 RelatedPermanent Secretary Says Training Is Good For Competition FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Reginald Budhan, has called on local companies to place greater emphasis on training their employees, to improve their competitiveness. “In the case of companies, you get employees with basic qualification, it is your responsibility to ensure that they continue the development process,” Mr. Budhan said. “You ensure that you build into your organization, structured ongoing training prgrammes, ensure that you set minimum training time for each category of worker and have a system in place to monitor it. Educated people are more likely to innovate,” he argued. The Permanent Secretary was speaking at the World Quality Day symposium organized by the National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ), on Thursday (November 10), at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston. Mr. Budhan said that it was through innovation that competitiveness would move from a low level to a higher level. “And if we fail to innovate, it means that we are going to fail to keep abreast of competition,” he argued. He told the gathering of industry leaders and personnel representing different agencies, that much of the parameters in global trading has shifted toward accommodating the efficient and those who innovate, and Jamaica must move in that direction. “We are in a far more competitive environment than before, and our companies will have to be able to produce goods and services, not at the standards of when you had a protected market and could hold a certain market share. Now, you have to be able to compete with the rest of the world,” Mr. Budhan said. He urged the business sector to adopt and certify their operations, noting that countries that are ahead in technology advancement have seen erosion of their competiveness when they fail to move with the times. Manager of the CBL, Sheryl Anderson, said that the focus of the commemoration is to share information with stakeholders, and for companies to come together and network. “People need to know about innovation, the latest trend and what it is that the globe is expecting, and we have symposia to communicate with our stakeholders. They get the information and, once you can arm people with information, then they can apply it to their situation,’ she said. By Garfield L. Angus, JIS Reporter Advertisementslast_img read more

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Eminent Domain Inaction Could Delay Projects

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. HELENA – As the legislative session winds down to its final days, Montana lawmakers appear to be no closer to taking action on eminent domain than they were at the beginning, opening the possibility that massive utility line projects will be put on hold for another year or more.How to resolve disputes over eminent domain, which allows the taking of private property for public use, and private property rights has proven challenging to the Republicans who control the Legislature.The conflict is dividing some Republican lawmakers on how to prioritize between two basic conservative tenants: business development and private property.With less than two weeks left in the session, the party seems unable to resolve the disputes in its own caucus and Democrats have yet to signal their support for any one measure.A last-minute effort to introduce a compromise measure has received a tepid first reception from lawmakers and lobbyists, bringing closer to reality the possibility that the body may take no action.Few people on either side of the debate are happy about that prospect, utility companies may have to stop million dollar projects and lay off workers, while landowner groups are left without strong bargaining rights to sell their land.Ten months ago, the Montana Alberta Tie Line, plans for a 215-mile, $213 million power line across northern Montana, ran into a jam. Shirley Salois and the Canadian company building the line could not reach a settlement for the project to cross her property east of Cut Bank. Salois argued teepee rings and wetlands are threatened by the project.Montana Alberta Tie Ltd took legal action in July to condemn the land for what it says is public use.District Judge Laurie McKinnon of Cut Bank ruled in that case that such a private corporation does not have the power of eminent domain, bringing the proposed project to a standstill. Many landowners lined up behind Salois and the court ruling, not wanting to be forced to sell their property on unfavorable terms.Utility companies, on the other hand, grew concerned.NorthWestern Energy says it needs the power of eminent domain to build a separate transmission line through southwestern Montana.The businesses feared the ruling could let one obstinate landowner halt multi-million dollar business projects and asked something to be done to let their businesses continue to use eminent domain.Democratic Gov. Schweitzer said something needed to give. In his address to the Legislature at the beginning of the session, Schweitzer implored lawmakers to take action so businesses could continue their projects. The governor said solving the issue could be the most important issue of the session, one that could cost the state thousands of jobs if not acted on.“Montana expects you to fix the eminent domain laws. Do it soon, do it now,” Schweitzer said.Republican leaders agree that it’s an issue that needs to be resolved.“You have to have at some point eminent domain so you don’t have a lone holdout stop the state’s economy from growing,” said Majority Leader Jeff Essmann, R-Billings, after he drafted the most recent proposal on the issue.Yet inaction, leaving businesses without the power of eminent domain, could easily rule the day.Early on in the session, two Republican-backed measures became the clear frontrunners to resolve the dispute between landowners and businesses.House Bill 240 was billed as a landowner-friendly measure, giving property owners more power when bargaining with businesses to resolve a land dispute.Strong Republican property rights advocate Rep. Kerry Flynn of Townsend carried the bill, shepherding the bill from committee to committee and finally to the House floor. But there, Flynn decided he had lost control of his measure.Flynn told the chamber he no longer felt his bill would bolster property owners like he intended and it was possible businesses would take advantage of the proposal as it was written. Flynn voted against his measure, and told the rest of the representatives to do the same. The measure failed 90-9.A bill to give businesses the power of eminent domain, House Bill 198, cleared the House but is now tied up in the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee. Republicans’ struggles with the dispute of business development and landowner rights remain unresolved and Democrats seem to be in no hurry to give their votes to resolve the issue.Chairman of the Committee Sen. Alan Olsen, R-Roundup, wouldn’t rule the bill out, but said it would be very tough to move the bill forward.Pressure is building to take action on the measure that has languished in committee for over a month.Planning in case both bills to fail, Senate Republican leaders have tried to patch together a last minute bill, LC 335, to break the log jam over landowner and business interests.Senate Majority Leader Essmann said the measure aims at strengthening the hand of the landowner when resolving disputes but also allowing for the use of eminent domain as a last resort for utilities.The measure didn’t go far enough for some property rights advocates and had a lukewarm reception from business lobbyists.MATL spokesperson Darryl James said the way the bills have progressed so far in the Legislature has been disappointing and the new measure did little to resolve their problems. Eyeing the impending morass, MATL is hoping to have their issue determined by the Montana Supreme Court if lawmakers can’t take action on eminent domain.If things stay the same, James said it could be a year before the court takes up their case and the company may have to shut down its operations in the meantime forcing the company to let workers go.“If we are facing a shutdown, the construction crews are between 80-100 people,” James said.People on the other side of the issue are no happier about how things have deadlocked in the Legislature.Errol Rice of the Montana Stockgrowers Association said he would rather have seen the Legislature innovate a solution than take no action at all.The only step to deal with the problem that looks to be moving through the Legislature is SJ 21, a study bill that would delay definitive action on the issue for another two years.“We obviously have not come to an agreement on it right now,” Rep. Flynn said.“I don’t think it’s a victory for either side,” he said. Emaillast_img read more

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Season of the Dragons

first_imgSummer is reaching its end in the Flathead, but instead of going quietly into the colder weather, the valley will be alive with roars and the rhythmic thumping of drums on the lake: It’s the season for dragons.A horde will descend upon Flathead Lake on Sept. 13 and 14 for the Montana Dragon Boat Festival.The festival is a celebration of the summer and the transition to fall, and a celebration of the human spirit. Teams of 22 – a drummer, 20 paddlers and a steerer – work together in unison to propel their massive, 46-foot boats through the waves, hoping to edge out the competition at the finish line.This colorful and unique competition takes place in an idyllic Montana setting, with the crowd gathering on the lakeshore at the Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork to watch the teams paddle.It’s the third year for the dragon boat festival, and the Kalispell Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased with the event’s progress.Diane Medler, KCVB director, said there would be 74 teams participating in this year’s two-day event, with 24 those groups coming from Canada and about a dozen more from around the state and region. While there are fewer total teams participating this year, the event still has the pull the KCVB was hoping for.“Last year there were 91 teams. We have the same number of out-of-market teams, it’s the local teams that have decreased,” Medler said. “The point of our doing this is to bring the out-of-market teams to the Flathead.”The KCVB established the dragon boat races as one of its major annual events to draw in more visitors to the area, and it’s especially important during the fall shoulder season.Thousands of people have attended the past couple of events, and last year the festival extended to two days to account for its popularity.On Saturday, Sept. 13, the races start at 8:30 a.m., and there is an exhibition race at 4 p.m., featuring a 1,000-meter race – much longer than the typical races – that includes turning the unwieldy boats.The Saturday events will also include the breast cancer survivor race and ceremony at noon.Sunday’s noon exhibition race will feature kids, ages 13 and over, who signed up on Saturday. They will take to the giant dragons and receive a half-hour lesson before racing (there will be experienced paddlers aboard as well).As always, there is no gate admission needed to view the dragon boat races, and there will be food and beverage vendors on site. Medler encouraged visitors to wander through the teams’ tents as well, to enjoy the decorations and meet new people.“There are lots of competitive teams this year with all these traveling teams,” she said.Parking is available at the intersections of Highways 35 and 82, and costs $10. There will be shuttles running between the festival and the parking lot, as well as the Montana Trolley taking people from the festival into Bigfork and then to the parking lot.It’s a family-friendly event, Medler said, and attendees can bring chairs and blankets to sit on, and “hopefully sunscreen will be needed.”For more information, visit www.montana.racedragonboats.com. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

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News / AirBridgeCargo stays bullish despite the Russian currency crisis beginning to bite

first_imgArtem Kashirin By Alex Lennane 09/01/2015 Oil price gains saw the Russian rouble rise against the dollar yesterday, after a week in which it nearly fell to the lows seen at the end of last year, giving Russian companies more hope of stability.The crisis has led to foreign manufacturers halting sales in Russia, including hi-tech and automotive makers, unable to value their goods correctly as the rouble continued to tumble.And airlines have been finding the economy challenging, forcing the government this week to pledge to subsidise domestic routes.But despite this big question mark over the Russian economy, the country’s scheduled all-cargo airline remains upbeat.“We haven’t seen much affect on tonnage, but the situation has created nervousness,” Denis Ilin, executive vice president of AirBridgeCargo Airlines told The Loadstar.“We have had to make sure it’s business as usual, and I hope our customers have seen that. The uncertainty will continue this year, unfortunately, but it hasn’t had a negative impact on our business.”The trucking market, he said, had been “seriously” impacted, with cheaper goods and perishable imports – many affected by Russian sanctions – taking the brunt. Mr Ilin acknowledged that the flower market, in which ABC is strong, could feel the effect of the currency crisis.“The impact of the rouble problem is the $1m question. We have looked at several scenarios. Our hub is in Moscow and, yes, it does matter how the Russian economy behaves. But it will only affect 15-20% of our volumes. Our focus has been on Asia-Europe, and this year it will be to North America.”ABC is also, however, looking at how it can gain from the domestic market.It is looking at a “standalone” project with 737s, operated by its Atran subsidiary, and is conducting a feasibility study with Russian Post.“Domestic services require long-haul transport – but the volumes aren’t great. One of our attempts to make it more economic is by ABC doing double stops in Russia,” he explained.But for all the concerns about Russia, ABC appears more interested in the rest of the world, starting with North America. It will launch Los Angeles services this summer, via either Atlanta or Chicago, and it is also eyeing the transpacific market.“We have fifth freedom rights to fly from Shanghai to the US via Anchorage, and some clients have asked us for it.”Denis IlinABC has not yet used its these transpacific rights, preferring instead to fly via Moscow. “It’s not as direct or economic, but you can also pick up Russian and EU cargo,” said Mr Ilin. “It helps us to mitigate ups and downs in the market.”He said the carrier’s main strategy for the year was to respond quickly to market changes, while ensuring that service quality remained high, with an 85% on-time performance.“Last year it took us just three weeks to open a new station and we will be like this in 2015 too. There is a balance between being stable and conservative – yet opportunistic.”For that reason, he said, ABC was keeping a close eye on the US west coast port congestion.“We felt it in November. It’s not exactly our market, but we did divert some flights to the US. It didn’t play a significant role in revenues, but it did help. We shall see how that continues – we’re on standby.”Next month the carrier will receive another 747-400ERF, an ex-KLM/Martinair aircraft which is having test flights this week in Amsterdam. And in September the airline will take another 747-8F.“That is the minimum,” said Mr Ilin. “We might be more aggressive and take another two airframes this year. I see the business. But we want to be 100% sure we can perform.”last_img read more

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OVCTC Culinary students compete for scholarships

first_imgFront row, from left, Kathryn McNeilan, Zeya Cloud and Nicole Burns; Back row, from left, Stephanie Cate, May Strunk, Tien Hawkins, Larry Moore, Slenna Gillespie, and Program instructor Becky Foster. (Photo by Dollie Willis, Assistant FCCLA Advisor) Submitted NewsStudents from the CTC Culinary Program recently traveled to Tolle Career and Technical Center for Regional Competition.  May Strunk and Brooklyn Unger rated Bronze in Event Planning.Students also traveled to the Columbus Culinary Institute.  Nicole Burns, Zeya Cloud, and Kathryn McNeilan placed Bronze in Culinary Team, Rebekah Chase placed Gold and Larry Moore placed Silver in Pastry Tray. Stephanie Cate placed Bronze in Creative Cakes. Slenna Gillespie and Tien Hawkins placed Silver in Garde Manger’.Program instructor Becky Foster commented, ‘By competing in these events students can earn scholarships and 12 hours of college credit/industry credentials that will follow them into Culinary Programs after their two years with OV Culinary.”OVCTC Culinary has Articulation Agreements with Culinary Schools like Hocking Culinary, Maysville Culinary Institute, Sullivan Culinary Institute, Cincinnati State Culinary and Johnson Wales Culinary Institute. While at OVCTC Culinary students earn ServSafe 1 & 2 from the National Restaurant Association and Ohio ProStart Industry Credentials.The OVCTC Culinary Program has a 98% job placement rate for all seniors completing the local program. The restaurant industry is the largest employer in the United States with over eight million people employed from dishwashers to head chefs. The average salary ranges from $33,000 to $51,000 annually starting out and top chefs can make over $77,000 a year. Powered By 10 Sec Best Carrot Cake Ever NextStay Best Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGMama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGHomemade Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHow to Melt and Soften ButterNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGParmesan Baked Pork ChopsNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Top Searches Top Searches Unsung Hero 10-21-2022WilkCovid 19 OVCTC Culinary students compete for scholarshipsApril 26, 2019Mark CarpenterNews0center_img HomeNewsOVCTC Culinary students compete for scholarships PreviousThe Great Cornbread ReenactmentNextCommissioners hold April 1 meeting Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Lynn Symansky Moves into CCI3* Lead at Bromont Three-Day Event

first_img SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* Lynn Symansky (USA) moved in to the lead on Under Suspection by adding just 2.40 time penalties on cross-country and finished the day with a score of 34.60pp. The horse is a 14-year-old dark bay Holsteiner mare owned by Mary Ann Ghadban.Speaking about the course, Lynn said, “Derek [di Grazia] is a fantastic course designer and he definitely made you work” and “it was big, it was technical.” The courses were all designed by Derek di Grazia of Carmel Valley, California, well-known for many of the top courses in North America including the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event and Fair Hill International. Derek is the cross-country course designer for Eventing at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.Following what could be described as disappointing rounds with other horses in the CCI3*, Boyd Martin (USA) and Contessa had a great round on cross-country in the CCI2*. Moving from equal second to first place with no penalties, Boyd and Contessa are now less than one rail ahead of Clark Montgomery (USA) and Caribbean Soul going into Sunday’s show jumping.The 9-year-old Holsteiner mare Contessa is a horse that Boyd found on a trip to a family wedding in Germany with his wife, Silva, and is owned by Club Contessa.Leading the CIC2*, a fault-free cross-country means that William Coleman (USA) and Off The Record (Timmy) stay on top going into Sunday’s competition on their dressage score of 26.10. Will and Timmy stand just 3.90 penalties head of Canada’s favourite Pan American Games gold medalist Jessica Phoenix riding Bentley’s Best.Aiken, South Carolina-based Annie Goodwin, who leads the CCI1*, describes her horse Fedarman B (Bruno) who Liz Millikin sourced in Holland as “quirky” and “very quiet” but “very hard to get on.” Annie and Bruno head into show jumping on Sunday as the leader on a penalty score of 27.10. Tied for second behind Annie are Dunham, Quebec’s Colleen Loach riding Peter Barry’s horse Vermont and another Canadian, Holly Jacks Smither, riding Candy King.The Final Horse Inspection will happen Sunday morning starting at 8:00 a.m. with the CCI1* followed by CIC2*, CCI2* and CCI3*, in numerical order. Jumping on Sunday morning is set to begin at 10 a.m. in the large ring with the CCI1* going first.For more information, visit BromontCCI.com. Tags: Boyd Martin, William Coleman, 2018 MARS Incorporated Bromont CCI Three Day Event, Lynn Symansky, Under Suspection, Contessa, Off The Record, Annie Goodwin, Fedarman B, last_img read more

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Friend of slain Texas mom Heidi Broussard is indicted on murder charge

first_imgHarris County Sheriff’s Dept.(HOUSTON) — Magen Fieramusca, the close friend of slain Texas mom Heidi Broussard, has been indicted on a charge of capital murder in Broussard’s death.Fieramusca was initially charged with kidnapping her long-time friend after Broussard’s decomposing body was discovered in the trunk of Fieramusca’s Nissan Versa near Houston on Dec. 19, according to officials.Broussard, 33, and her infant daughter, Margot, had been missing from their Austin home for a week when authorities made the discovery. Margot was found alive and was reunited with her father, Shane Carey, on Christmas Eve.Fieramusca had allegedly been telling people that she was expecting a child, an official told ABC News. Fieramusca’s ex-boyfriend, Christopher Green, told investigators that “he never saw Magen Fieramusca’s bare stomach during the pregnancy,” but he believed she was pregnant with his child, according to court documents. The two still lived together, although they were broken up, the documents said.Fieramusca told investigators she brought her baby home on Dec. 12 — but shortly thereafter, when investigators in Houston showed Green a flyer of missing baby Margot, Green replied, “that’s the baby at my house,” according to Fieramusca’s arrest affidavit.A grand jury on Tuesday returned a capital murder indictment against Fieramusca alleging that she, on or around Dec. 12, did “intentionally cause the death of Heidi Broussard by ligature strangulation, and by asphyxiating Heidi Broussard with a leash.”A second indictment alleged that Fieramusca did “intentionally and knowingly abduct M. Carey, a minor child.”Attorney Brian Erskine, representing Fieramusca, said in a statement after the indictments were handed up that Fieramusca’s defense team has yet to receive any evidence from the government.“Exculpatory and mitigating evidence has a shelf-life, and too many individuals in our criminal justice system have been delayed or denied this information,” the statement said. “We cannot act to fairly and vigorously represent our Client when we start defending her with our hands tied and eyes blindfolded.”Carey, Broussard’s fiance, told ABC News’ Good Morning America earlier this month that he was in disbelief after Fieramusca was arrested for kidnapping.“I want to look at her straight in the eyes and ask her why?” he said of Fieramusca. “That’s all I want to say. There’s no reason for any of this. I believe somebody talked her into it. I mean, from knowing Magen, I would never imagine it.”Fieramusca is expected in court on Feb. 3. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Black mom and white daughter address strangers’ comments in viral video

first_imgA GoodYear’s PhotographyBy NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News(DALLAS) — A mother is speaking out about the false assumptions that are made about her as a Black parent to a white child.On Aug. 26, Jeena Wilder of Dallas, Texas, and her 6-year-old addressed the comments in a viral video shared with Wilder’s 90,000 Instagram followers.“There were specific questions people would ask like, ‘Are you the nanny? Are you babysitting these kids?’” Wilder told “Good Morning America.” “No. These are all my children…all four of them.”“Instead of thinking of other avenues on how people can become mothers, they automatically assume,” she added. “It’s saddening.”Jeena and Drue Wilder first had their daughter placed with them four years ago after her biological parents were no longer able to care for her. The Wilders, who also have a biological 7-year-old, 3-year-old and another 6-year-old, officially adopted their daughter in October 2019.Jeena and Drue Wilder first had their daughter placed with them four years ago after her biological parents were no longer able to care for her. The child’s biological parents are related to dad, Drue, so it was a kinship adoption, Wilder explained.The Wilders, who also have a biological 7-year-old, 3-year-old and another 6-year-old, officially adopted their daughter in October 2019.“She’s really sweet and super forgiving and is the happiest child,” Jeena said. “She loves being around people and she is my social butterfly.”Wilder shares her journey on Instagram, where she also talks about transracial adoptions; emphasizing how she has the modern all-American family.Wilder’s video of herself with her daughter has been viewed by more than 57,000. Many parents commented, revealing how it resonated with them.Jeena and Drue Wilder of Dallas, Texas, first had their daughter placed with them four years ago after her biological parents were no longer able to care for her. The child’s biological parents are related to dad, Drue, so it was a kinship adoption, Wilder explained.“I always get mistaken for my daughter’s nanny,” one wrote. “She’s half Indian like me & half Caucasian like Daddy, but she’s still all mine!”“As the biological mom of biracial girls I’ve ALWAYS been asked if I was their mom,” another mom wrote.Wilder said she hopes to inspire more BIPOC (Black, indigenous and people of color) to adopt. “Then, it will not only be the norm,” she added. “But we will see more children getting adopted.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Betterment signs 401(k) deal with HR platform Zenefits

first_imgRobo-adviser Betterment has signed a deal with Zenefits, a provider of online human resources tools for small and midsize businesses, to offer its 401(k) plans on the Zenefits platform. Employees who enroll in a Betterment plan through work also will receive access to personalized advice, managed accounts, goals-based investing portfolios including socially responsible options, checking and high-yield cash accounts, and additional retirement accounts like IRAs, Betterment said in a release.[More: Move over AppleCare — Betterment now offers cellphone insurance]last_img

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