Internal TD bank review of financing Dakota Access pipeline still weeks away

first_imgTom Fennario APTN National NewsLawyers working on a review of how the Toronto Dominion bank is investing in the Dakota Access pipeline said it has not idea when the project will be complete.In December, the bank issued a statement stating that it would undertake a review after protesters blocked several branches in Canada and the United States in an effort to get the bank to stop investing in the Dakota Access pipeline.“We’re focusing our attention on TD partly because it has invested the most money out of any Canadian bank into the Dakota access pipeline.” said Montreal demonstrator Meara Kirwin outside a downtown TD bank on a frigid February day.TD Securities is part of what’s called a lending syndicate – a group of banks that lends expensive projects money.In the case of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) TD has put in more than $360 million to help finance the controversial project.“We don’t think that banks should be funding human rights violations the way the Dakota access pipeline is doing in cooperation with the local police forces,” said Mohawk protester Kenneth Deer at a demonstration targeting a Montreal TD bank this past November.The response from the bank was to hire a human rights expert to conduct a review on behalf of the lenders and advise on recommended improvements.But Foley Hoag, the Boston law firm in charge of the review told APTN National News that despite having worked on it for more than three months, there’s no time frame to release the report.This comes at a time when court documents state the Dakota access pipeline might be operational as soon as next week.Now the demonstrators are wondering what’s taking the review so long.“Taking that long to do a review when the reality of the situation is very clear ethically and economically is completely unacceptable,” said Kirwin.TD declined to be interviewed for this story.tfennario@aptn.calast_img read more

Serbian ultranationalist aide facing contempt charges before UN tribunal

29 May 2008A former aide to a top Serbian ultranationalist politician is being brought before the United Nations tribunal set up to deal with the worst war crimes committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s on contempt of court charges after he failed to appear as a witness in the politician’s trial. Ljubiša Petkovic was transferred yesterday from Serbia to the detention unit of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague and is expected to make his first appearance before the judges today. Prosecutors have charged Mr. Petkovic because of his failure to answer a confidential subpoena issued last month to appear as a witness in the ongoing trial of Vojislav Šešelj, the president of the Serbian Radical Party (SRS). Mr. Šešelj is facing three counts of crimes against humanity and six counts of war crimes relating to his alleged role in an ethnic cleansing campaign by Serbian forces in the Vojvodina region of Serbia between August 1991 and at least September 1993. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges, which include murder, torture, imprisonment and deportation. read more

Disarmament complete in Sierra Leone parties declare at UNbacked meeting

The end of the process, which began in May 2001, was formalized at the eighth meeting in Freetown of the Joint Committee on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) chaired by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Oluyemi Adeniji. In a joint communiqué issued at the end of their meeting, the parties stressed the importance of complementing the disarmament and demobilization processes with the reintegration of ex-combatants. They expressed “fervent hope that the international community would respond with urgency” to a recent statement on the matter by the President of the UN Security Council.Recognizing that certain arms – particularly those that did not qualify for the DDR programme – may still be in circulation, the Joint Committee expressed its full support to the ongoing community arms collection and destruction programme to create a weapons-free environment in Sierra Leone. The Joint Committee also noted that the transformation of the RUF into a political party has not been completed. The Chairman called on the two parties to assume fully their respective responsibilities for the swift completion of that process. The communiqué also called for accelerating the extension of Government authority throughout the country and noted the importance of expediting the process to facilitate the return of refugees so they could participate in the elections slated for May. read more

New UNDP head to seek links between agency goals and World Bank

The newly appointed Administrator of the United National Development Programme (UNDP) said today that one of his top priorities for the remainder of 2005 would be the linking of his agency’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with poverty-reduction strategies often sponsored by the World Bank. “I think these two things need to be put together so that the poverty-reduction and growth strategies in the countries really incorporate the MDG targets and that the fiscal measures and expenditure analyses that have been put in place really focus on the achievement of the MDG,” Kemal Dervis, who took office at the UNDP on Monday, told journalists during a press briefing. The MDGs comprise a strategy to cut poverty and hunger by half, reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS and ensure that children are attend primary school, by 2015. He also said that the UNDP could play a stronger role in helping poorer countries develop the capacity to benefit from trade liberalization. “We know that for the poorest countries to take advantage of open global markets and of world trade, they have to have the capacities from infrastructure, to incentives and policy-making, to customs procedures,” he said. With a view toward the next phase of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Doha round of trade negotiations aimed at lowering barriers to trade, Mr. Dervis said he looked forward to working with others to achieve this goal and he had already been in touch with incoming World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Pascal Lamy in this regard. “We’ve agreed to work very closely on this,” he said. Mr. Dervis also said that in addition to concentrating on the transition from disaster and conflict to economic development, he would place increased emphasis on gender within the context of the agency’s post-conflict activities. “One has to really mainstream the focus on gender in all our activities,” Mr. Dervis said. Rather than a special bureau for gender, UNDP has taken the view that the agency should be thinking about woman and their special problems in all areas of development, he added. Mr. Dervis, a former Turkish Minister of Economic Affairs, Member of the European Convention and World Bank executive, officially began his term on Monday. He succeeded Mark Malloch Brown, who was appointed as the UN Secretary-General’s Chief of Staff in January. Video of press briefing [52mins] read more

Amazon sold 1 million Kindles per week during the holidays

first_imgThe Kindle Fire has been selling like hotcakes ever since Amazon opened pre-orders in the fall and now it’s helped the online retail giant post some pretty impressive sales figures, according to a recent press release. Among them: one million Kindle devices sold every week during the month of December.The Kindle Fire remained Amazon’s top-selling item, it also grabbed the number one spot on Amazon wishlists and was the site’s most-gifted item. The recently-introduced Kindle Touch snagged the second spot on Amazon’s best seller list, while the standard Kindle reader rounded out the top three. And with Kindle devices in such high demand, it only makes sense that eBook sales were up as well — reaching almost double Amazon’s 2010 tally. Amazon also reported (somewhat unsurprisingly) that Christmas day was the biggest single day ever for Kindle book downloads.Amazon had a little fun with their recently published report, too. To close things out, they offered up some interesting asides like that fact that enough sweaters were sold to dress up Santa’s reindeer for the 14,000 Christmas Eve delivery runs. Enough HeatMax HotHands disposable warmers shipped to supply every single one of Iceland’s human inhabitants — and they could probably use them right about now. Amazon also sold more than the weight of 70 adult elephants in dumbbells.These are strong numbers, to be sure, but it’s worth putting at least part of the report into perspective. Despite selling one million Kindles per week, it’s interesting to note that Apple sold nearly that many iPads alone during the last fiscal quarter. That’s just one tablet stacked up against an array of ebook readers and a full-color Android tablet — and we’re not even comparing Apple’s holiday figures yet. Just think what will happen if Apple does, in fact, launch two more iPad models in January (not that we expect that rumor to be true).More at Amazonlast_img read more

Is 2D Material Hematene the New Graphene

first_img Move over, graphene: There’s a new two-dimensional wonder material in town.An international team of scientists successfully extracted hematene from ordinary iron ore.A mere three atoms thick, hematene is considered to have improved photocatalytic properties.“The material we synthesized can act as a photocatalyst to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, so that electricity can be generated from hydrogen, for example,” co-author Douglas Soares Galvåo said in a statement, tipping “several other potential applications.”The study—conducted at the Center for Computational Engineering and Sciences (CCES), one of the Research, Innovation, and Dissemination Centers (RIDCs) funded by the Såo Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)—was published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.Hematene, as its name suggests, was culled from hematite—one of the most prevalent minerals on Earth, and a major source of iron.Through the liquid-phase exfoliation process, researchers are able to create super-slim sheets of the material—perfect for photocatalysis (the acceleration of a chemical reaction when energized by light).In its original 3D form, hematite absorbs sunlight, but produces a short-lived charge. But when shrunk down to the thickness of three iron and oxygen atoms, Hematene become more efficient; after all, the photons’ negative and positive charges don’t have far to travel.To improve performance, the team added titanium dioxide nanotube arrays for more visible light absorption.“Hemetene may be an efficient photocatalyst … and could also serve as an ultrathin magnetic material for spintronic-based devices,” according to Galvão.Spintronics (or magnetoelectronics) is a new technology used to store, display, and process information.Perhaps the most famous 2D material, graphene—used to make jackets, control water evaporation, compress light, boost battery power, and even design edible electronics—isn’t the only slenderized ingredient available.Scientists have created two-dimension sheets of black phosphorus, gallium, molybdenum disulfide (try saying that five times fast), and chromium triiodide, each with a wider range of properties than its 3D structure.Hematene may have iron-based siblings, as well.“There are a number of other iron oxides and derivatives thereof that are candidates for originating new 2D materials,” Galvão said.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Spider Silk Could Be Used to Make Artificial MusclesSelf-Healing Material ‘Grows’ Through Reaction With Carbon Dioxide Stay on targetlast_img read more

Police arrest intoxicated Woodland man find loaded gun nearby

first_imgThe Woodland Police Department received a report of shots being fired at 11:57 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Gun Club Road and Lewis River Road, and further reports of a man who appeared intoxicated and was almost struck by a passing vehicle.Police arrived to find John Sigmon, 68, of Woodland trying to hide in an adjacent field with a loaded handgun nearby, police said.With assistance from the Cowlitz County Sheriff Office and Kalama Police Department, Sigmon was arrested on weapon-related charges and felony threats.last_img

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday July 2 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Tuesday, July 2, 2019:#1) Preschool Storytime At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Preschool Storytime at 10am. This storytime on stars for preschoolers includes books, rhymes, music and a fun craft. Parents and caregivers accompany the child and participate in the activities. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 3-5.#2) Senior Center ActivitiesThe Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street) is holding its usual Tuesday activities — Walking Group (8am); Aerobics (10:30am); Mah Jongg (1pm); Tai Chi (1pm); and Gentle Yoga (2:30pm).#3) Tour Of Wilmington Town MuseumThe Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.#4) Angels In Motions MeetingAngels In Motion meets every Tuesday, from 9:30am to 2:30pm at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue).  The club provides a great opportunity for seniors to meet new friends or reacquaint with old ones. A luncheon is served as noon.  Free. Handicapped accessible.#5) Town Beach Open The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.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… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, September 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, July 30, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, July 23, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Pokemon Go has crossed 1 billion in downloads

first_img Pokemon Go 9 Photos Pokemon Go Post a comment Pokemon Go Plus keeps you catching them all without pulling out a phone News • Pokemon Sleep is Pokemon Go but for bedtime Share your voice How To • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite best Pokemon Go every way but one Preview • The ultimate guide to everything Pokemon Go Enlarge ImagePokemon Go.  Niantic The weeks following the July 2016 release of Pokemon Go were the closest humanity may ever come to a hive mind. Millions of people in dozens of countries became enamoured with the game: Friends were made, miles were walked and cars were crashed, all in the name of catching those cheeky pocket monsters. Now, the game has passed an impressive milestone: It has been downloaded 1 billion times.The news was broadcast by Pokemon Go’s Japanese YouTube channel, in a video translated by Serebii.net. Pokemon Go is often mocked for being a flash in the pan, and it’s certainly true that interest peaked in the weeks following the release. It took just two months for the game to be downloaded 500 million times. But the 1 billion figure shows the game has more than enough life left in it yet.For clarification, the number doesn’t mean that there are 1 billion active Pokemon Go players. It also presumably includes re-downloads of players who once abandoned it but later decided to give catching ’em all another red-hot go.But calling the game anything other than a wild success would be a lie. It’s grossed over $2.6 billion over the past three years, according to Sensor Tower data. Tags Mobile Video Games 0last_img read more

Kalank failure wont affect Varun or Alia but might badly hit Sonakshi

first_imgAditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi Sinha in KalankYouTube ScreenshotKalank started off with a terrific opening day box office collection but started to crumble at the commercial circuits from the second day itself. While Kalank has already been declared a disaster by many, this failure may drastically affect the career of Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur.The mega-budget film Kalank was one of the most awaited movies of 2019, and hence it managed to become the biggest opener of this year so far. However, owing to negative reviews and bad word of mouth, the film is now being rejected by the audience.Trade experts have now predicted that the movie will die at the box office with a lifetime collection of around Rs 80 crore maximum. While the producers of Kalank will have to bear the massive loss, it appears that Sonakshi and Aditya are the two actors whose career will be badly affected by this debacle.Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt played two of the major roles in this film, but they are less likely to be bothered with just one flop. Both the actors have been having a terrific phase with back to back hit movies. Hence, just one flop film cannot hamper their ongoing success and demand in the industry. Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in KalankYouTube ScreenshotOn the other side, both Sonakshi and Aditya have been struggling to come up with a decent hit film. The actress’ last films – Noor, Ittefaq, Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi – all bombed at the box office.On the other side, Aditya too has failed to deliver a hit film as his last few films – Fitoor, Ok Jaanu, Daawat-e-Ishq – turned out to be disasters.In such a scenario, getting significant roles in a big movie like Kalank brought them back in the limelight. However, this also failed to impress the audience, and this certainly is a big loss for the two struggling stars.Directed by Abhishek Varman, Kalank also featured Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit. The period drama released on April 17 and managed to cross Rs 50 crore mark in its first four days.last_img read more

Auto driver held for trying to molest female passenger

first_imgKolkata: An auto rickshaw driver was arrested by New Town police station for allegedly trying to sexually harass a woman. Some locals heard the woman’s scream and rushed to her aid. They succeeded in detaining the auto driver and later informed the police.According to the victim, she works as a maid in Salt Lake and originally hails from Alwar in Rajasthan. In Kolkata, she used stay in Keshtopur Mission Bazar area. On Tuesday night at around 9 pm, she boarded an auto from outside Bidhannagar Road station area, to go towards Keshtopur. But the driver Suvojit Nath drove his auto towards Salt Lake. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWhen she realised that she was being taken on a wrong route, she asked Nath to stop the auto. But Nath assured her that he would take her to her destination. When the auto reached near 206 bus stand, she again asked Nath to stop the auto at the bus stand. In reply, Nath told her that he would take her to Keshtopur VIP through Sector V. But Nath drove along the Biswa Bangla Sarani. Though she tried to scream, Nath threatened her with dire consequences. He then forced her to get off from the auto after reaching an isolated place near Ecospace in New Town. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThough the woman tried to run, Nath obstructed her from behind and tried to outrage her modesty. The woman tried to free herself from him but was not able do so and started crying for help. Sensing danger, he tried to stop her from alerting others in the area, by choking her throat. Meanwhile, some locals heard her scream and went towards the isolated place. They found that Nath was trying to sexually harass a woman. Seeing resistance, Nath tried to flee but two of the locals were able to detain him. Police was informed immediately. Later, police went to the spot and detained Nath and his auto. On Wednesday morning, she lodged a complaint against the auto driver with the Bidhannagar Women police station, following which Nath was arrested.last_img read more

Face Revealed of the Only Man to Assassinate a British Prime Minister

first_imgThe face of the only person to have ever assassinated a British Prime Minister, described as an “angry businessman,” has been revealed for the very first time through a forensic reconstruction. A new dimensional portrait of John Bellingham, the only person to have successfully assassinated a Prime Minister, was created by museum technicians at Queen Mary University of London, using facial reconstruction based on his skull.The brain of the assassin was the most famous item in the collection at Queen Mary’s Pathology Museum.John BellinghamBellingham assassinated Prime Minister Spencer Perceval in 1812. Although there is little information about this skull, it is known that the museum acquired the specimen because the punishment for murder at that time was to be “hanged and anatomized.”Forensic imaging expert Hew Morrison, whose previous work included reconstructing the face of Ava from the Bronze Age, carried out a digital reconstruction based on the skull, to show what John Bellingham would have looked like to his contemporaries at the time of his death.Bellingham shot Spencer Perceval in the lobby of the Palace of Westminster in May 1812.He was convicted and hanged for it.Photo by Queen Mary, University of LondonCarla Valentine, Museum Technician at Queen Mary’s Pathology Museum, said to Archaeology & Art: “This is a novel way to engage the public with a previously one-dimensional ‘specimen.’ In this project, we specifically opted to reconstruct a well-known figure in order to reinstate his personality.”She explained: “A skull which has been denuded of its facial features – and therefore its identity – has less of an impact on a museum visitor than being able to see the person’s face. The impersonal presentation of a skull can also be seen as creating a ‘spectacle’ out of the person, which is an issue when we work hard to display human remains to the public in an appropriate manner.”John Bellingham’s living relatives were tracked down and asked for permission. They agreed to the project.A 19th-century illustration of Bellingham’s assassination of Spencer PercevalKnowing that Bellingham was a male in his forties and British, a modern database of tissue depth markers that apply to European male individuals of the same age group were used to gauge the thickness of the tissues that overlay the skull.The eye sockets on the preserved skull were quite large, which led to the high position of the eyebrows on the reconstruction.The height of the enamel of the front teeth on the skull also determines the thickness of the lips. This was used to determine the height of the bottom lips from the teeth, but due to the top teeth not being present, an approximation had to be made for the top lips.To create the facial features, a large database of high-resolution photographs of human faces was used, according to Archaeology & Art. “Each facial feature was adjusted to fit with the underlying anatomy of the skull and facial muscles. Computer software was used to combine and blend everything together to create the completed face.”Hair color, eye color, and skin tone cannot be determined from a skull. A suitable hairstyle was added to the reconstruction along with sideburns, which were present in illustrations of Bellingham.After he shot the Prime Minister, Bellingham sat down on a bench and waited to be arrested.A contemporary engraving of John BellinghamHe was hanged for the murder one week later.“Bellingham’s assassination of Perceval came after years of trying to get the British government to redress the financial losses he’d suffered in Russia,” according to the Daily Mail.Bellingham had been jailed in Russia in 1803 when he tried to leave the country without repaying some debts. He accrued the debts after a business venture broke down. But he always claimed that the authorities were mistaken.Read another story from us: The Incredibly Realistic Face of Queen Elizabeth IEvidence of his insanity was presented at trial but discounted.Bellingham left behind a wife and children.Nancy Bilyeau, a former staff editor at Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and InStyle, has written a trilogy of Tudor-era thrillers for Touchstone Books. Her next book, The Blue, is a spy story set in the 18th century. For more information, go to www.nancybilyeau.comlast_img read more

OK Explorers A New Version of Google Glass Is Coming Next Year

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Lately, things haven’t been looking so hot for Google Glass. Reports say early developers and explorers are becoming disenchanted with the device. Then there was Google’s decision to shut down its physical Glass stores.But now comes word that far from easing off the brakes on Glass, Google is revving up its efforts. A new version of the device will be released sometime next year, the Wall Street Journal reports. The upgraded device will replace the current version’s Texas Instruments Inc. processor with an Intel chip, and it will apparently boast improved battery life.Related: The Future of Google Glass Is Looking a Little CloudyWhile people “familiar with the matter” told the Journal that Intel plans to heavily promote Glass for use in the workplace — notably hospital networks and manufacturers — Google appears to be holding out hope that Glass can still reach a wider user base. The large majority of the more than 300 Google employees working on Glass are focusing on its uses for consumers, not its applications in the workplace, the Journal says.“We expect Glass to evolve and be more useful for companies, but it will still be a crossover device for consumers,” Eric Johnsen, a former Google employee who worked on the Google’s Glass at Work program, told the outlet.No word yet on price. Right now, Glass retails for $1,500, which has been considered a barrier for more widespread adoption.Related: Apparently You Can Become Addicted to Google Glass 2 min read December 1, 2014 Register Now »last_img read more

Air New Zealand takes viewers on a Surfing Safari

first_imgAir New Zealand takes viewers on a Surfing SafariAir New Zealand has assembled some of the greatest surfers of all time to deliver its latest on board safety video, filmed at legendary surf breaks across three countries.Surfing Safari features 2014 world champion Brazilian Gabriel Medina, three time world champion Australian Mick Fanning, American big wave legend Laird Hamilton, popular American surfers Alana Blanchard and Anastasia Ashley plus some of the greatest surfing talent from Asia and New Zealand.The safety video was shot in Malibu in the United States, the Gold Coast of Australia and at Raglan and Piha in New Zealand, three of the world’s most beautiful and iconic surf destinations.Air New Zealand’s Head of Global Brand Development Jodi Williams says the all-star global surfing cast for the latest video will put the airline and the three destinations featured in the consideration set for travelers while doing an excellent job of engaging customers on board the aircraft in the key safety messages.“Previous safety videos have done a fantastic job in selling seats and driving tourism flows whether it be to New Zealand off the back of the two Hobbit inspired videos and Bear Grylls experiencing one of New Zealand’s Great Walks or the collaboration with Sports Illustrated that boosted tourism to the Cook Islands,” says Ms Williams.Reigning men’s surfing world champion Gabriel Medina praised Air New Zealand for choosing surfing as the theme for its next safety video.“Surfing is bigger than ever globally and I am keen to do all I can to interest more people in the sport.  Air New Zealand operates to some of the most amazing surf destinations around the world.  It has been terrific to showcase a handful of these with some of the greatest surfers of all time. It’s been an epic experience,” Medina says. Source = Air New Zealandlast_img read more

ISGN Launches New IT Services Division

first_imgISGN Launches New IT Services Division in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology February 20, 2012 410 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-02-20 Abby Gregorycenter_img Rolling out a new information technology services division, “”ISGN Corporation””:www.isgn.com/ is expanding its services to companies in the mortgage industry. ISGN’s recently launched IT Services Group will assist mortgage companies across the entire spectrum of the marketplace, providing comprehensive support for participating institutions.[IMAGE]The IT Services Group will give mortgage companies assistance in visioning, implementing, operating, and outsourcing IT functions. Additionally, ISGN’s new division will offer a range of solutions for building an IT strategy, as well as project consultation, application development, and infrastructure management. ISGN will staff the IT Services Group with a team of network engineers, application developers, software architects, user interface designers, business analysts, and code testers. The company offers a global deliver model giving clients flexible [COLUMN_BREAK]engagement options and the ability to leverage a 24-hour clock, which shortens development cycle times and increases overall productivity.ISGN’s vice president of strategic markets, Bill Garland, said, “”ISGN can work through all the IT layers for our customers and provide technology augmentation and expertise. With our spectrum of IT services, we can provide companies with IT staff or act as an IT contractor and manage the work for them. For companies with small IT departments trying to get their arms around a big project, it can be difficult to recruit IT professionals. This is our business. We have the right people on staff and the right technology resources to handle any IT job.””Among the first companies to select ISGN’s IT Services Group was “”National Bankruptcy Services””:www.nbsdefaultservices.com/ (NBS). The IT and businesses resources segment of NBS worked jointly with ISGN to create a software application to track clients’ bankruptcy payments and remittances for every serviced account.””ISGN is developing a superior custom software application and technology support for NBS that will significantly enhance our ability to manage payment application challenges on bankruptcy loans,”” said Larry Buckley, chief executive officer of NBS. “”By leveraging ISGN’s deep pool of developers and infrastructure experts, NBS has been able to deploy its resources to our core business process outsourcing operations.””The new IT initiative from ISGN builds on the company’s top ranking among mortgage process outsourcing institutions. ISGN has been named among the top 50 service providers by Mortgage Technology magazine for the past four years. Sharelast_img read more

Of course the days leading up to the draft are fi

first_imgOf course, the days leading up to the draft are filled with misinformation and smoke screens, so true evaluations of each player are nearly impossible to come by or trust.That said, with the Cardinals slated to pick 13th overall and many believing they will look to address the quarterback position in that spot, it makes sense to take a look at the viable prospects in a side-by-side comparison. 2016:3,748 yards, 30 TD, 6 INT2016:4,593 yards, 41 TD, 17 INT2016:2,925 yards, 26 TD, 9 INT2016:5,052 yards, 41 TD, 10 INT2016:4,295 yards, 27 TD, 12 INT While no one is quite sure of who the best quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft is, there does seem to be a consensus regarding which of the passers could be chosen in the first round.Most analysts and experts agree that if a passer is to be chosen among the first 32 selections, it will be one or more of Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky, DeShone Kizer, Patrick Mahomes and Davis Webb.In fact, a look at some mock drafts shows the Cardinals linked to Mahomes the most, with Watson a close second. Trubisky and Kizer are also mentioned, albeit not as often. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 6-foot-2, 222 lbs.6-foot-2, 221 lbs.6-foot-4, 233 lbs.6-foot-2, 225 lbs.6-foot-5, 229 lbs. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Cardinals interest? MaybeCardinals interest? YesCardinals interest? YesCardinals interest? YesCardinals interest? Unknown Comments   Share   Mitchell TrubiskyNorth CarolinaDeshaun WatsonClemsonDeShone KizerNotre DamePatrick MahomesTexas TechDavis WebbCalifornia Career:4,762 yards, 41 TD, 10 INTCareer:10,168 yards, 90 TD, 32 INTCareer:5,805 yards, 47 TD, 19 INTCareer:11,252 yards, 93 TD, 29 INTCareer:9,852 yards, 83 TD, 34 INT The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 4.67 40-yard dash4.66 40-yard dash4.83 40-yard dash4.80 40-yard dash4.79 40-yard dash NFL.com comparison:Matthew StaffordNFL.com comparison:Marcus MariotaNFL.com comparison:Steve McNairNFL.com comparison:Jay CutlerNFL.com comparison:Brock Osweilerlast_img read more

To commemorate his dear friend Ferrari F1 driver F

first_imgTo commemorate his dear friend Ferrari F1 driver Felipe Massa, who miraculously survived a terrible car accident this year, Richard Mille creates a special 10 piece collection for Massa’s home country of Brazil.Richard Mille calls this latest invention timepiece his RM011 Felipe Massa Titanium Black DLC Grand Prix Brazil. With one look at the watch, one can clearly see why. The watch encapsulates the great Brazilian spirit with its palette of vibrant Brazilian yellow and green colors surrounding the watch. From the Brazilian yellow which is prominent both on its rubber crown, and its carbon fiber flange which around the dial is colored in yellow, as well as the application of a green superluminova to the second hands.But, what makes this watch even more unique is that the RM011 Felipe Massa Titanium Black DLC Grand Prix Brazil: was created with a black titanium DLC coating on its center titanium case which further lends a ‘night’ effect to the watch. There is also a keen touch of design detail with the image of Felipe Massa’s helmet at the 10 to reiterate the ten-piece collection. Some of its main features which are major technical innovations are its, skeletonized automatic, winding movement with adjustable rotor geometry with flyback chronograph in hours, minutes & seconds, 60 minute countdown timer, 12 hour totalizer, and oversize date, month, annual calendar.This special edition RM 011 truly embodies the history breaking moment & synergy that so closely bond timekeeping and motor sport and is an absolute must have Richard Mille Watch.Chronograph 12-Hour totalizer Oversize date, month Month Display Oversize Date Display Annual Calendar Semi-instantaneous indicate with Arabic numerals, placed between 4 & 5 o’clock Semi-instantaneous, placed in a horizontal aperture under 12 o’clock Automatic adjustment for months of 30 or 31 days Skeletonized automatic winding movement with adjustable rotor geometry offering hours, minutes, secondswww.richardmille.comlast_img read more

July 23 2015photos by Tomiaki TamuraPaolo Soleri

first_imgJuly 23, 2015photos by Tomiaki TamuraPaolo Soleri’s affinity for vaults and apses is evidenced in many of the buildings he designed and built throughout his career. When Soleri was a student at Torino Politechnico, he worked on an assignment to draw architectural elements for Basilica di Massenzio built in ancient Rome. The building consists of vaults and apse to create a spacious architectural presence and still partially remains in the Roman Forum in the middle of the city to remind us its glory days.The building is also said to be used as a textbook for famous Renaissance greats such as Michalangelo, Brunelleschi, Bramante and others for their architectural practices. [Text and photos by ttmr]photo by Tomiaki TamuraSoleri obliged to the tradition set by the creative minds in the past, using the same design vocabulary (vault and apse), and translated them into a contemporary architectural context to provide us with unique spatial experiences. At Arcosanti, the vaults give us many opportunities to explore a various cultural possibilities.(Shown here is an Arcosanti regular Flam Chen Performance in the evening)photo by Tomiaki TamuraApse, a quater spherical form, has been also interpreted using modern building materials (concrete and steel) to add a new meaning to architectural expression and functionality in some of the Arcosanti bulidings.(Shown here is activities in the Arcosanti Ceramics Apse)last_img read more

Three to be charged in connection with care home death

first_imgThree women will appear in court on Friday to be charged in connection with the death earlier this month of 70-year-old Andreas Kyriacou, a patient in a Limassol care home.Kyriacou was found to have been asphyxiated by a 27-year-old female orderly while being moved to his bed.Security footage from the care home showed the 27-year-old Sri Lankan woman trying to pull Kyriacou on to his bed and inadvertently strangling him.An autopsy confirmed asphyxiation as the cause of death.The 27-year-old woman is facing charges of negligent manslaughter.The incident occurred on December 19.In addition, the owner and director of the care home – mother and daughter, aged 69 and 40, respectively – will be charged with aiding and abetting.The two women had previously been charged for illegally employing the Sri Lankan orderly. They had been released pending the first hearing in the case, scheduled for January 29.According to initial statements given to police by the care home, at 5:30am on Tuesday, December 19 Kyriacou said he had not been feeling well and was taken back to his bed as he had mobility issues and had been using a zimmer frame to help him move around.The 27-year-old orderly, who at the time was working the night shift, then left the care home.A short while later the man was found dead.The deceased had been staying in a room with two other people and prior to his admission to the care home four months ago, he had been at Athalassa psychiatric facility.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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