Montreal honours murdered missing women

first_imgAPTN National NewsMontreal’s Sisters in Spirit march brought out hundreds of supporters Oct. 4.They marched peacefully for an hour and a half through the city’’ downtown core, chanting and signing traditional songs.Afterwards a candlelight vigil was held followed by speeches that spoke not only of remembrance, but also hope.last_img

Violence warned over US dropping conflict minerals rule

NAIROBI, Kenya – Increased violence and corruption in central Africa could be the result of the recent decision by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission not to enforce a rule requiring American companies to report their use of conflict minerals, warn Congolese civic groups, rights groups and U.S. senators.“The conflict minerals rule has played a critical role in reducing violence in mining areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” said U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, who recently signed a letter with five other Democratic senators urging the SEC to uphold the rule.The conflict minerals reporting rule, part of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law, has largely been successful in ensuring that minerals worth trillions of dollars don’t benefit armed rebel groups blamed for human rights abuses, a coalition of groups from Congo and southern Africa told the SEC in a series of public comments earlier this year. In an opposing view, some business groups in the U.S. dismissed the regulation as ineffective and an unnecessary burden.In April, acting SEC chairman Michael Piwowar said his organization will no longer enforce the 2012 rule that requires companies to verify their products do not use tantalum, tin, gold or tungsten that have been mined or trafficked by armed groups in Congo and other central African countries. Although the SEC is independent from the Trump administration, Piwowar was designated as acting chairman by Trump, and the SEC’s action appears to be in line with the president’s view that the government should reduce regulations of company operations.In addition to the SEC action, Republican legislation to roll back the Dodd-Frank law, expected to pass the House in coming weeks, would repeal the conflict minerals rule. The bill’s prospects in the Senate are unclear.Armed rebels and criminal gangs have been funded for decades by the illicit trade in Congo’s minerals, estimated to be worth $24 trillion, according to the U.N. The minerals are essential ingredients in smart phones, laptops, tablets and other high-tech products.Dropping the conflict minerals rule implicitly supports conflict in the Great Lakes region, Leonard Birere, president of the Coalition of Anti-Slavery Civil Society Organizations in Goma, Congo, told The Associated Press in an email.“The activity of the armed groups in the mining sites had decreased substantially as well as their capacity for violence” due to the conflict minerals regulation, Birere said.Some leading American companies also support the conflict minerals regulations. “Apple believes there is little doubt that there is a need to enhance gold trading due diligence,” the company wrote in its 2016 conflict minerals report to the SEC.The SEC’s action risks rolling back efforts to “combat human rights abuses and potential cases of conflict financing,” Carly Oboth, a policy adviser at rights group Global Witness, told the AP.Another activist group claims the SEC chairman does not have the authority to drop the conflict minerals reporting rule.“One commissioner cannot remove the reporting requirement unilaterally. Companies are still legally required to file conflict minerals reports and disclose their due diligence,” said Sasha Lezhnev, associate director of policy at Enough Project. “We plan on issuing a new company rankings on conflict minerals this year, and one of the criteria will be whether companies submitted complete SEC reports disclosing their full tracing, auditing, and other due diligence steps on conflict minerals.”Congolese groups have a nuanced understanding of the conflict minerals rule. When the regulation was introduced in 2012, many U.S. companies pulled out of Congo.“All sectors of our economy were suffocated or very nearly ground to a halt,” wrote a group of 31 civic organizations in eastern Congo to the SEC. But eventually the rule helped to cut off funds for armed groups and reduce child labour in mines, according to the coalition, the Thematic Working Group on Mining and Natural Resources.The crackdown on illicit mining succeeded in reducing opportunities for armed groups to exploit the illegal trading of minerals, according to a report last year by the U.N. panel of experts monitoring sanctions on Congo.Eastern Congo has experienced insecurity for decades from a myriad of rebel groups. More than 16,000 U.N. peacekeepers are based in the Congo with one of the world’s most aggressive mandates to defeat militia groups.The conflict minerals rule “undoubtedly contributes to reducing the rate of crime and human rights violations, including rape of women and exploitation of children in mining areas,” 41 Congo-based non-profit organizations related to natural resources wrote to the SEC . “All these efforts and progress will be destroyed if the U.S. government decides to contradict itself.”___Associated Press writers Marcy Gordon in Washington and Andrew Meldrum in Johannesburg contributed. Violence warned over US dropping conflict minerals rule by Justin Lynch, The Associated Press Posted Jun 7, 2017 4:20 am MDT Last Updated Jun 7, 2017 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE- In this Aug. 17, 2012 file photo, a Congolese miner digs for cassiterite, the major ore of tin, at Nyabibwe mine, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Increased violence and corruption in central Africa could be the result of the recent decision by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission not to enforce a rule requiring American companies to report their use of conflict minerals, warn Congolese civic groups, rights groups and U.S. senators. In April 2017 the SEC said it will no longer enforce the 2012 rule that requires companies to verify that products using valuable African minerals don’t benefit armed groups. (AP Photo/Marc Hofer, file) read more

High Court to hear challenge to direct provision system

first_imgTHE HIGH COURT is to hear the initial phase of a challenge to the controversial system of direct provision.A family of six is taking a case to the courts arguing that the system for housing and detaining asylum seekers is unconstitutional. The family has been staying in direct provision centres for more than four years.They argue that the system was unlawfully established, has no legal basis and continues to operate unlawfully, violating the Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights. They also contend that stopping asylum seekers from working or from receiving social welfare payments breaches personal, family and equality rights under the Constitution.Direct provision centres were set up in 2000 and there are currently 35 of them around the country. They are run by private contractors on State contracts.Concerns about the centres have been raised by various groups, including UN committees, groups which work with asylum seekers, and Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly. A High Court judge in Northern Ireland recently pointed to “ample” evidence of physical and mental health issues among asylum seekers staying in direct provision accommodation.Close to 5,000 people are kept in the centres while they wait for their application for asylum to be heard. Applicants are given accommodation, three meals a day, and €19.10 per week in the centres. They are neither allowed to work nor to claim state benefits while they are resident there.The average length of time spent in the centres is now around 4 years.The case will be for mention before Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh at the High Court on Tuesday, when he may proceed to a date for a full hearing, strike out the case or postpone a decision.Column: Court challenge to Direct Provision could save millions in taxpayers’ money > Read: Court won’t send family back to Direct Provision housing in Ireland due to child welfare concerns >last_img read more

Will Robbie Williams sell 52k tickets for the Aviva Stadium

first_img Hells yeah (965) I might (497) Just to see Olly Murs (265) Poll Results: No way, (407) Updated 12.10pm*The capacity of the Aviva is 52k, not 65k as previously reported. Less people to push past to get closer to Robbie.WELL, IT LOOKS like Robbie Williams is back.At his zenith he sold out Slane Castle in 1999 and the gig was broadcast live on Sky One.Now the former Take That singer has announced a headline show at the 52,000 capacity Aviva Stadium this June, 14 June to be exact.Olly Murs will be supporting Robbie at the Aviva, and tickets go on sale next Thursday at 8am priced €69.50.Williams played at the Brits last night, singing his recent single Candy.Let’s take a nostalgic look back at that performance from Slane in 1999. Not bad for the man Noel Gallagher once referred to as “the fat dancer from Take That”…YouTube/HeyDudeloloHas Robbie Williams made a big enough comeback (his fourth or fifth comeback at this stage, surely) to sell 52,000 tickets? Will you be going? No way,Hells yeahI mightJust to see Olly MursVoteStop everything! Fleetwood Mac are coming to Dublin>7 examples of why pop fans are a bit bonkers>last_img read more

Increase in most hate crimes in Northern Ireland and fewer sectarian incidents

first_img982 racist incidents (up 232) and 691 racist crimes (up 221)280 homophobic incidents (up 34) and 179 homophobic crimes (up 30)1284 sectarian incidents (down 88) and 961 sectarian crimes (up 72)107 disability incidents (up 33) and 70 disability crimes (up 35)24 faith/religion incidents (up 2) and 13 faith/religion crimes (down 1)23 transphobic incidents (up 8) and eight transphobic crimes (up 2)RacismThe PSNI said that racist incidents and crimes recorded have tended to fluctuate, but saw a marked increase in the most recent tally.Around two thirds of the increase in racist motivated incidents and crimes between 2012/13 and 2013/14 occurred in the four Belfast policing areas.Homophobic incidents have increased year-on-year since 2006/7, with this year seeing the highest level recorded since the data series began.Sectarian incidentsThe PSNI said that levels of sectarian motivated incidents and crimes have been almost identical over the last few years. But whilst sectarian incidents for 2013/14 are lower than 2012/13, sectarian crimes have increased over the same period.Two-fifths of the overall increase in sectarian motivated crimes occurred in East Belfast policing area.There were 57 attacks on symbolic premises – 17 on churches or chapels, and 40 on Orange or Apprentice Boys halls.Disability motivated incidents and crimes were showing broadly similar levels until 2012/13, when levels “increased considerably”.The levels of faith/religion motivated incidents and crimes have remained stable between 2009 and the latest figures.To read the full report, click here.Policing responseThe PSNI established Operation Reiner at the beginning of May to tackle hate crime incidents.ACC Will Kerr said today:We know that racist hate crime is significantly under reported. We require as much information from the public as they can provide so that our response is as effective as possible. We need the public to tell us what they know about racist hate crime and would encourage as many victims as possible to feel confident enough to contact their local policeThey have now set up a dedicated phone line for hate crime across Northern Ireland.It will be accessed through the Police non-emergency 101 number – members of the public calling the 101 number will be asked to press option 2 to report a hate crime incident or to provide police with relevant information about a hate crime.If someone would prefer to provide information anonymously, they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.HotlineThe Immigrant Council of Ireland has now called on the gardaí to reassure victims that their complaints will be taken seriously when they come forward.Denise Charlton, Chief Executive of the Immigrant Council, said:“We have long believed that racism in our communities is under reported with victims frightened that if they come forward they will not be taken seriously or that they will be perceived as trouble makers.Read: Local election candidate born in Turkey has posters defaced with pig imagery for a second time> THE PSNI SAW an increase in almost all forms of hate incidents in Northern Ireland over the past year – but slightly fewer sectarian incidents.In its latest report on hate motivated crimes, when comparing 2012/13 and 2013/14, it found:last_img read more

Michy Batshuayis Valencia future in doubt

first_imgValencia boss Marcelino Garcia Toral refused to confirm whether or not they will look to sign Michy Batshuayi on a permanent deal at the end of the seasonThe Belgian forward arrived in Spain during the summer on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea.Batshuayi had great success with Borussia Dortmund on a loan spell for the latter part of the previous campaign with seven goals in 10 Bundesliga games.However, life at Valencia hasn’t gone as well with Batshuayi only managing three goals in 19 appearances across all competitions.Los Che retains an option to make Batshuayi a permanent member of the squad this summer.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.But, for now at least, Marcelino remains unsure over what to do with the struggling forward.“At the right time will analyse the final situation and we will decide,” said Marcelino, according to Sports Mole.“There is a transfer [clause], I do not know what the situation is contractually, but for all parties who want to leave, we will look for what is best for Valencia and thus the appropriate decisions will be made.”Batshuayi is in the squad for Valencia’s Champions League Group H finale against Manchester United with kick-off set for 21:00 (CET) tonight.last_img read more

American Cancer Society Honors Wilmingtons Joe Martiniello For Dedication To Relay For

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The American Cancer Society recently presented Joe Martiniello of Wilmington with a Sandra C. Labaree Volunteer Values Award. The award is the most honored accolade by the Society in New England, and it recognizes Martiniello’s remarkable accomplishments in support of the Society’s mission to celebrate lives, to save lives and to lead the fight for a world without cancer.For more than 10 years, Martiniello has been part of the Relay For Life of Wilmington, Billerica, Tewksbury fundraiser walk, raising awareness and funds to support the fight against cancer. In recent years, Martiniello has served on the Relay’s Event Leadership Team and played a critical role in helping bring together the communities of Wilmington, Billerica and Tewksbury under one movement to fight cancer. His deep passion and Relay expertise has been essential in helping the Relay For Life event reach the $1 million milestone last year in donations raised since the event first started running.“As these relay For Life events merged, we saw Joe encourage all volunteers’ ideas, include them in every decision and work with all groups to utilize best practices from both events, and even held a meeting at his home to promote socialization,” said Dennis Cataldo, member of the Eastern New England Board, American Cancer Society. “The inclusiveness that Joe brought to this event has been a positive influence. We are so lucky to have a volunteer like Joe be part of our Relay For Life community.The Sandra C. Labaree Volunteer Values Award is named in honor of the late Sandra C. Labaree, a long-time American Cancer Society volunteer from Maine. Despite her death from breast cancer in 2000, Labaree’s spirit and values live on through this award. Each year, the local area Board selects the most inspired and passionate individuals to receive this prestigious honor whose service best exemplifies the Society’s organizational values of mission, stewardship, diversity, data-driven, and respect.For more information on how to become a volunteer for the American Cancer Society or about the Society’s programs and services, please visit http://www.Cancer.org or call 800-227-2345.About The American Cancer SocietyThe American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to http://www.cancer.org.Joe Martiniello, left, of Wilmington received the American Cancer Society’s Sandra C. Labaree Volunteer Values Award from Dennis Cataldo, member of the Eastern New England Board, American Cancer Society, June 15, 2018, at the Relay For Life of Wilmington, Billerica, Tewksbury fundraiser walk. (NOTE: The above press release is from the American Cancer Society.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Joe Martiniello Honored With Top Volunteer Award From American Cancer SocietyIn “Community”Winners Announced In 2nd Annual Taste of Towns Pizza WarIn “Business”$1 MILLION: Wilmington Relay For Life Reaches Fundraising MilestoneIn “Community”last_img read more

Apple bug puts iPhones with latest iOS to hacking risk

first_imgSan Francisco: Apple has reportedly unpatched a bug in the latest iOS update 12.4 that it had fixed in the earlier iOS 12.3 update — leaving its most up-to-date iPhones vulnerable to hacking risk. According to Motherboard, security researchers have already exploited the vulnerability in iOS 12.4 and released a public “jailbreak” on open-sourced software development platform Github — the first free public jailbreak for a fully-updated iPhone that’s been released in years. Also Read – Apple to Serve Indian Customers through its Own Online Stores Advertise With Us As a result of the mistake, all iPhones running iOS 12.4 can now be jailbroken and several iPhone users have already tweeted that they are successfully running the “jailbreak”. Jailbreaking an iPhone lets people customize their iOS devices and run unsupported apps. Apple never allows unsupported apps on its iOS platform, which makes its devices extra secure. Also Read – Google’s Hire will shut down in 2020 Advertise With Us The Cupertino-based tech giant was yet to respond to this. Apple had fixed this flaw, found by a Google hacker, in the earlier iOS 12.3 version. “Due to 12.4 being the latest version of iOS currently available and the only one which Apple allows upgrading to, for the next couple of days (till 12.4.1 comes out), all devices of this version are jail breakable and vulnerable to what is effectively a 100+ day exploit,a Jonathan Levin, a security researcher was quoted as saying. Advertise With Us A security research that goes by the name of “Pwn20wnd” has published a jailbreak for iOS 12.4. “The exploits for the iPhone can sell for millions of dollars, which means that no one has been willing to release jailbreak code publicly because Apple will quickly patch it,” said the report. Security experts have warned to be careful what apps they download with this jailbreak. Apple recently announced to pay up to $1 million to security researchers for finding flaws and vulnerabilities as part of its bug bounty programme. The announcement was made by Ivan Krstic, Head of security engineering and architecture at Apple, during the annual Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.last_img read more

Afghans fear what will happen when troops leave

first_imgBut he wouldn’t hesitate for a moment. He already paid to have his two sons smuggled to a European county he won’t disclose.“If I could go in the next hour, I would leave everything _ the house, my shop,” Ramin said, tears welling in his eyes as he spoke in his dusty workshop.“I have no hope, no hope,” he said, opening his palms as if pleading to be understood.The United States and its allies have tried to reassure Afghans that they are not abandoning the country when international combat troops leave by the end of 2014. Donor nations have pledged billions to bankroll Afghan security forces and billions more in development aid. Country after country has signed a long-term partnership pact with Kabul.But the promises have done little to buoy the hopes of Afghans who are in despair about the future of their nation.Among Afghans around the country interviewed by The Associated Press, the worry is pervasive. Many are deeply skeptical that Afghan police and security forces, which the U.S.-led coalition has spent years trying to build, will be able to fight insurgents and militants without American and NATO fighting alongside. Worse-case scenarios that some fear: The Afghan forces could splinter along ethnic line and prompt civil war, the nation could plunge into a deep recession, or the Kabul government _ plagued with corruption and still fragile despite efforts to establish its authority _ would remain too weak to hold off a Taliban takeover. Men’s health affects baby’s health too “We are not even imagining abandoning Afghanistan,” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said during a stop in Kabul en route to the Tokyo gathering. She announced that Afghanistan was the newest “major non-NATO ally” _ a statement of political support for the country’s long-term stability and close defense cooperation.Afghan, U.S. and coalition officials believe Afghan forces are getting more capable day by day. They boast that while insurgents remain a threat, they have been forced out of population centers. Seventy-five percent of the Afghan population lives in areas where security is being transferred to Afghan forces, they said.The Afghan army and police force suffer from low levels of literacy, corruption within their ranks and lack of equipment and experience, but are showing themselves to be increasingly capable on the battlefield _ and there are still two years to go, Gen. John Allen, the top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, told the AP in a recent interview.“It’s gaining experience. It’s gaining leadership,” Allen said.Still, civilians are increasingly caught in the middle of the fight against insurgents. Last year was the deadliest on record for civilians in the Afghan war, with 3,021 killed as insurgents stepped up suicide attacks and roadside bombs, according to the United Nations. Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Asadullah Ramin has lost all hope in his homeland _ he’s so worried about what will happen when U.S. and international troops leave that he’s ready to pay a smuggler to whisk his family out of Afghanistan.It would cost the 50-year-old, self-employed electronics engineer tens of thousands of dollars to leave his middle-class life in the Afghan capital and start a new chapter with his wife and their three daughters. He has done OK in recent years, even getting contracts from the foreign forces, and he has warm memories of Kabul from his teens _ before Soviet forces invaded the nation. Sponsored Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Just a 45-minute drive south of Kabul, residents of Wardak province directly feel the tenuousness. The province is a battleground for Afghan and coalition forces trying to squash hotbeds of the Taliban. Residents quickly warn visitors that it’s dangerous just to go past a checkpoint less a kilometer (half-mile) outside the provincial capital, Maidan Shahr.“We don’t know if the government has been successful or not,” 17-year-old Mohammad Ashaq said, chatting inside a tiny pharmacy in the city. “Most people think that after 2014, the government will not exist.”Hanging over the fears is a sense that history could repeat itself. Afghans felt abandoned by the U.S. after 1989, when the Soviet army withdrew from Afghanistan. U.S. support to mujahedeen fighters battling the Soviets dried up quickly and Afghanistan sank into civil war as militias and warlords battled for power, devastating Kabul. That was followed by the rise of the Taliban and years of rule under their repressive regime.In one sign of the lack of confidence, the number of Afghan asylum seekers in 44 industrialized countries went up 34 percent in 2011 over the year before, according to the latest figures issued by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. In 2011, 35,700 Afghans sought asylum, compared to 26,000 the year before. 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Another sign: the real estate market in Kabul.Broker Mir Ahmad Shah says this is the worst of his seven years selling properties in the capital. No one wants to buy. A piece of land that went for $100,000 last year now is priced as low as $60,000, but even at that cut-rate price buyers aren’t tempted. It’s in part because of increased security worries the past year, but it’s “especially because of the announcement about the coalition leaving,” he said.“I’m not hopeful for the future and it’s not just me,” he said, waving his hand toward small shops across the street where a vendor was selling live chickens. “The shopkeepers, the businessmen _ they are all hopeless.” One of his listings is the home of a man selling to move to Canada, he added.The Americans insist that the pledges of international support going forward will prevent the worst from happening. The pledges make the possibility of another civil war or deep recession “unlikely scenarios,” according to Ryan Crocker, who just stepped down as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.At a NATO summit in May in Chicago, NATO members agreed to help the Afghan government bankroll its security forces post-2014. Earlier this month in Tokyo, the international community pledged $16 billion in aid _ at least through 2015 _ to further help rebuild. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Comments   Share   Regwida Neayish, a 19-year-old in her second year of college in Kabul, wants to leave Afghanistan to study abroad to become a doctor _ although she promises to return.“I don’t think there is a future for us,” Neayish, a soft-spoken woman in a baby blue headscarf, said at a new women’s only Internet cafe.“It’s in our hands to study and work hard, but there are no jobs for the people of Afghanistan. … There is nothing, nothing,” she said.Her mother, Frozan Marofi, who was checking her email across the room, had a more positive outlook.Instead of wringing their hands about what might happen in 2014, Marofi said, Afghans should be thinking about how they can improve life now.“Maybe after 2014, we will have a very, very nice life.”Unconvinced, her daughter giggled into her headscarf and said, “I just want to go to another country.”___Associated Press Writers Amir Shah and Rahim Faiez in Kabul contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) In the south, where the Taliban have their strongest roots, the governor of Helmand province praises the security gains. In 2008, the provincial capital Lashkar Gah was surrounded by militants and the Taliban controlled a number of districts. There was only one brigade of the Afghan army in the province, and the police forces were plagued by drug addiction, Gov. Gulab Mangal told Pentagon reporters recently.But after years of operations by coalition and Afghan forces, insurgents have been pushed back. Today, 80 percent of the Helmand police are trained and equipped, he said, declaring Helmand is “open for business.’Aftab Jan, a 35-year-old who runs a hotel business in Lashkar Gah, agrees. “We used to be scared to even go out of our homes to work as we might never return alive, but now we can walk around and do our business safely.”But, he said, “If the foreign forces leave us on our own now, then we are going to go back to zero all at once.”“It will mean being under the same old Taliban hold,” he said. “All these years would mean nothing. The war and struggle over bringing peace to this land would mean nothing.”Even in Kabul where there are more jobs and educational opportunities than in the outlying provinces, it’s difficult to be positive. Every day, people in the capital are confronted by scores of penniless Afghans _ men without limbs and women clutching soiled babies _ who beg from motorists idling in traffic.last_img read more

CTM considers new acquisitions

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Meeting client demands for all rounded travel businesses, Corporate Travel Management (CTM) announced it has set aside up to $7 million for new acquisition and business growth.Announced yesterday, the company cash was raised from a successful placement of up to 3.25 million shares at $2.15 per share and was achieved through “organic growth and client retention”, according to CTM managing director Jamie Pherous.He explained the company was “actively looking” for new acquisition opportunities that meet clients’ needs and address the company’s growth plans.“CTM’s proven acquisition methodology not only allows us to identify compelling business synergies, but also provides an assessment of the operation and identifies way in which CTM can most effectively add value to the acquires business,” he said.“The needs of our clients are also a direct influence on the type of opportunities being considered by CTM, with many clients demanding cross-border travel solutions or a broader travel service offering.” last_img read more

Madeira A pristine island with local heritage

first_imgMadeira is a Portuguese archipelago situated in the North Atlantic Ocean known for its wine, warm subtropical climate, diverse history and never-ending tales of glory. Madeira is studded with botanical gardens and known for its varied flora and fauna. Source: Expedialast_img

LoanLogics Receives 112M to Fund Continued Growth

first_imgLoanLogics Receives $11.2M to Fund Continued Growth in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing November 15, 2013 452 Views Sharecenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-11-15 Tory Barringer “”LoanLogics””:http://www.loanlogics.com/, a company specializing in loan quality management and performance analytics technologies for the mortgage industry, announced it has raised $11.2 million in funding from growth equity firm “”Volition Capital””:http://www.volitioncapital.com/ and existing investors.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]According to LoanLogics president and CEO Brian Fitzpatrick, the infusion of growth capital will be used to help the company continue its national expansion and to enhance its Enterprise Loan Quality Management System.””The industry is desperate for automation that reduces the costs and increases the benefits of loan quality management,”” Fitzpatrick said. “”This investment will help us accelerate our growth and broaden our customer base in this important market.””Volition Capital, based in Boston, contributed $10 million of the funds.””Loan quality management technology is critical to provide data transparency and meet the increased regulatory requirements following the mortgage crisis,”” said Roger Hurwitz, managing partner of the equity firm and new member of LoanLogics’ board of directors. “”LoanLogics has the right vision and management team to provide the much needed innovation needed to better control costs and manage underwriting risk.””last_img read more

President and COO of Nationstar Retires

first_img Harold Lewis Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Servicing Operations 2015-05-15 Staff Writer May 15, 2015 700 Views Nationstar Mortgage Holdings’ president and COO, Harold Lewis recently announced his retirement from the company effective May 31st. David Hisey also recently informed Nationstar of his resignation on May 13, 2015, as reported in the company’s 8K Form. Hisey announced that he is leaving the company and will resign as EVP, chief strategy and external affairs officer effective at the close of business on June 19, 2015.Lewis has been with the company and in his current position since February 2012 and also held the same position at Nationstar Mortgage, LLC since September 2012, according to his bio on Nationstar’s website.Prior to Nationstar, Lewis was COO at CitiMortgage, where he stayed for almost three years and ran the Citi Homeowner Assistance Program. He also held executive positions at Fannie Mae for seven years and was their SVP of national servicing most recently.Mr. Lewis has also held senior management roles with Resource Bancshares Mortgage Group, Nations Credit, Bank of America/Barnett Bank, Cardinal Bank Shares, and Union Planter National Bank.Nationstar told MReport, Lewis had no specific reason for retirement and worked “a long, highly successful career” in the mortgage industry.Nationstar CEO Jay Bray will take over Lewis’ title of president when he steps down, remaining the CEO for the company as well, Nationstar says. Mike Rawls, who has been with the company for 15 years, will be promoted to EVP of servicing and will take over the company’s servicing operations, a duty that formerly belonged to Lewis. President and COO of Nationstar Retirescenter_img in Headlines, News, Servicing Sharelast_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   Your browser does not support the audio element. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Ryan Lindley came in and finished the game, going 4-of-10 for 30 yards. Most importantly, he didn’t turn the ball over.The Cardinals are almost certain to make the playoffs, but their chances of advancing are greatly reduced with Lindley, who hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass in 181 career attempts, at the controls.Behind Lindley is rookie fourth-round pick Logan Thomas, who saw limited action in the Cardinals’ loss to the Denver Broncos in early October.If Stanton is out, the Cardinals will have to bring in another quarterback, so many are trying to formulate a list of possible candidates.Social media was buzzing with the name Kurt Warner. In fact, Warner himself tweeted during the game about the situation. I am out in the trailer, u think they have an extra jersey in the locker room? Man I feel terrible 4 the Cards & all the injuries!— Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) December 12, 2014 LISTEN: Kurt Warner, Former Cardinals Quarterback – / 46 Warner, who led the Cardinals to consecutive NFC West titles and a Super Bowl appearance, retired following the 2009 season. But would it be possible? Could one of the most beloved figures in team history come back and suit up again? He was asked that very question by Doug and Wolf Friday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. Top Stories Two things have been happening on a regular basis with the Arizona Cardinals.The team continues to win games in steady, unspectacular fashion. The latest was a 12-6 victory over the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome Thursday night. Unfortunately, the second thing is injuries. In the win, quarterback Drew Stanton injured his right knee in the third quarter and did not return. He’s scheduled for an MRI Friday, and could miss substantial time. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “You guys are nuts,” Warner said. “I feel so bad for the Cards. They have done so many great things this year and have played so well and really overcome so much. “So many different things have happened and they’ve overcome them, there’s nothing to say that they can’t overcome this one, either.”But that’s not to say Warner didn’t think about the possibility.“I was up half the night actually considering could I still play,” he said. “We all have visions of what I could do five years ago, but since then, I’ve been chasing kids and playing basketball.“If I really felt that I could come back and play, I would love to help this team out and the organization because I feel so bad for them.”So why is the 43-year-old convinced he couldn’t play?“We’re talking about the highest level of football in the world. We’re talking about the best players ever, and you think a guy could come off the couch and lead a team in the playoffs to the Super Bowl,” Warner asked with a laugh. last_img read more

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