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It's OK to disagree with someone's ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. If you see comments in violation of our community guidelines , please report them. Michigan auto insurance fee to decrease by $14 Beth LeBlanc , The Detroit News Published 5:47 p.m. ET Nov. 25, 2020 | Updated 5:52 p.m. ET Nov. 25, 2020 Michigan drivers will hop over to this web-site see a $14 decrease in their catastrophic claim fee in the coming year, the second decrease in the 18 months since state leaders adopted historic auto insurance reform.  The change brings the fee from $100 to $86 a year after the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association lowered the fee from $220 to $100 or no payment at all.  The $86 fee will be charged to people who maintain unlimited lifetime personal injury protection benefits between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022.  Those who chose lower tiers of coverage will not pay the fee.  The catastrophic claim fee pays for catastrophic car crash injuries and is overseen by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association.  (Photo: Robin Buckson / The Detroit News) The catastrophic claim fee pays for catastrophic car crash injuries and is overseen by the association, a group created by the Legislature in 1978. The association reimburses auto insurance companies after a certain threshold, set at $600,000 for the coming year, is reached for medical costs. The 2019 changes to the law, which allowed many to opt out of lifetime personal injury benefits, helped the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association to reduce its liability by $3.5 billion and eliminate a $2 billion deficit.  House Speaker-elect Jason Wentworth, the Farwell Republican who led the 2019 auto insurance reform effort in the House, praised the $14 decrease as evidence that the reform was successful.  “Especially in these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever that Michigan drivers keep as much of their hard-earned income as possible,” Wentworth said in a statement. Gov.

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Explore the latest strategic trends, research and analysis Researchers assessed the height and weight of 65 million school-aged children and adolescents in 193 countries. Lack of healthy nutrition in school years was behind a 20cm height gap across nations, the study concluded. COVID-19 is increasing the need for nutrition and putting an additional 6.7 million children under five at risk of wasting. Governments in 68 countries are providing take-home rations, vouchers or cash transfers to children. Poor nutrition during a child’s school years may account for a 20cm height gap across nations, new research suggests. The study, which was led by the UK’s Imperial College London and published in The Lancet , analyzed data on the height and weight of 65 million school-aged children and adolescents in 193 countries. It found a 20cm difference between 19-year-olds in the tallest and shortest nations, representing an eight-year growth gap for girls, and a six-year growth gap for boys. The number of children stunted has fallen gradually since 2012. For example, the average 19-year-old girl in Bangladesh and Guatemala (the nations with the world’s shortest girls) is the same height as an average 11-year-old girl in the Netherlands (the nation with the tallest boys and girls). Highly variable childhood nutrition, especially a lack of quality food, may lead to stunted growth and a rise in childhood obesity – affecting a child’s health and wellbeing for their entire life, the authors believe.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/11/children-height-gap-nutrition-study/