Trump orders withdrawal of sanctions against N Korea

first_imgWashington DC: Donald Trump has abruptly ordered the withdrawal of additional “large-scale” sanctions on North Korea, immediately after the Treasury Department imposed them, with his press secretary saying that the US President “likes” North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and does not think they are necessary. President Trump’s unusual move comes after his second summit with Kim, held last month in Hanoi, Vietnam. Trump walked out of that summit after refusing to agree to the North Korea’s demands of lifting all sanctions. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”It was announced today by the US Treasury that additional large- scale sanctions would be added to those already existing sanctions on North Korea. I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional sanctions!” Trump tweeted on Friday. This was an apparent reference to sanctions the Treasury Department has announced Thursday on Chinese shipping companies doing business with North Korea. Those sanctions prompted swift pushback from the Chinese and North Korean governments. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe two companies are Dalian Haibo International Freight Co. Ltd and Liaoning Danxing International Forwarding Co. Ltd. The sanctions were the first new sign of pressure since talks between Trump and Kim broke down in Hanoi. “The US and our like-minded partners remain committed to achieving the final, fully verified denuclearisation of North Korea and believe that the full implementation of North Korea-related UN Security Council resolutions is crucial to a successful outcome,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. “Treasury will continue to enforce our sanctions, and we are making it explicitly clear that shipping companies employing deceptive tactics to mask illicit trade with North Korea expose themselves to great risk,” it said. The National Security Advisor John Bolton described it as an “important” action. “The maritime industry must do more to stop North Korea’s illicit shipping practices. Everyone should take notice and review their own activities to ensure they are not involved in North Korea’s sanctions evasion,” Bolton tweeted. The White House, however, defended Trump’s decision. “President Trump likes Chairman Kim and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said. In June, Trump and Kim had their first-ever historic meeting aimed at normalising ties and complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.last_img read more

Long wait for Michters ending with new Kentucky distillery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Whiskey makers are used to long waits, but restoring a 19th century building took a Kentucky distillery longer than most bourbons need to mature.The wait ends Thursday at Michter’s, when the small producer of premium and ultra-premium spirits opens its new Fort Nelson Distillery in downtown Louisville.“I would guess that probably 90 per cent of the American whiskey volume doesn’t age as long as it took us to do this building,” Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco said during a pre-opening tour.Michter’s bought the four-story, cast iron and stone building with its distinctive corner turret in 2012, leading the bourbon sector’s comeback along Louisville’s Whiskey Row.But as years passed, a handful of nearby distilleries opened while Michter’s struggled with renovation setbacks. When restoration began, the building had been vacant for decades. A staircase had collapsed and there were no floors. One section of wall was bowed about 23 inches (58 centimetres) out of place, leading to a massive restabilization effort. Shoring up the building required 400,000 pounds (181,400 kilograms) of structural steel.Executives at the privately owned spirits company won’t disclose renovation costs but acknowledge it was more than they meant to spend. But they say the stately result will justify the expense.“This isn’t just a story about another distillery opening,” Magliocco said. “It’s a restoration story. It’s an architecture story. It’s saving a building. It’s a once-abandoned brand going into this once-abandoned building. And now they’re both pretty cool.”Michter’s new public face will showcase a brand best known for its 10-, 20- and 25-year-old whiskeys that sell for hundreds or thousands of dollars per bottle. Last year, a bottle of Michter’s bourbon sold at a charity auction for more than $17,000.Michter’s Celebration Sour Mash Whiskey, a blend of extra-aged bourbon and rye, is especially hard to find because of its limited releases — the last was in late 2016. Bottles sell for thousands of dollars apiece and Kentucky Distillers’ Association President Eric Gregory said he’s had just one taste.The flagship Michter’s brand ages for about six years and retails at about $50 per bottle.Public tours are scheduled to begin Saturday at the new distillery. Bourbon distilled in the restored building will take six years or more to be ready, but whiskey drinkers can sample other Michter’s products on the tour. Visitors can sip cocktails at a bar on the second floor.The distillery has a prime spot across the street from one of Louisville’s most popular destinations — the museum and factory where Louisville Slugger bats are made. It’s on the same block as the Frazier History Museum, which is home to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome Center. The Fort Nelson Distillery will join the trail once it opens to the public.Kentucky produces about 95 per cent of the world’s bourbon, and whiskey tourism has become big business. Tourists make more than a million stops each year at distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail — which includes Jim Beam, Wild Turkey, Woodford Reserve and other venerable distilleries — and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, which showcases smaller, up-and-coming distilleries.The Michter’s distillery will become “an instant anchor” for one end of Whiskey Row, Gregory said.“It seems like they had everything thrown at them, but they persevered,” he said.The Fort Nelson Distillery can produce up to 20,000 proof gallons (75,700 proof litres) of spirits a year — enough to fill several thousand 12-bottle cases. But the bulk of Michter’s production will remain at its nearby Shively distillery, which isn’t open for public tours.The new distillery adds to Louisville’s lineup of bourbon attractions. For years, bourbon fans wanting to see where their favourite whiskeys were crafted had to venture into rural Kentucky — where the most famed distilleries are located. But several distilleries and bourbon attractions have sprung up in recent years, including the Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, Angel’s Envy, Kentucky Peerless, Old Forester and Rabbit Hole.Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press read more

Asylumseekers must not be forcibly returned to central Iraq – UN

11 December 2009The United Nations refugee agency today called on all States to continue to refrain from forcibly returning Iraqi asylum-seekers to Baghdad, Kirkuk and other violence-prone areas in the centre of the country, warning that the situation was still too precarious due to continuing violence and serious human rights violations. “Asylum-seekers from these governorates should be considered to be in need of international protection,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Andrej Mahecic told a news briefing in Geneva, citing Baghdad, Ninewa, Salah al Din, Diyala and Tameem (Kirkuk).“UNHCR is shocked and saddened by the recent bombings and continued violence in Iraq which have left hundreds dead and wounded this week.”The agency is leaving in place the guidelines it last revised in April “until there is a substantial improvement in the security and human rights situation in the country,” he added. With regard to the three northern governorates, the southern governorates and Al Anbar, UNHCR recommended that the protection needs of asylum-seekers be assessed on an individual basis.“While the number of security incidents has [been] reduced, many groups continue to face significant threats, with UNHCR offices reporting that the numbers of Iraqi refugees returning are being offset by new arrivals,” Mr. Mahecic said.UNHCR estimates that hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have sought refuge in neighbouring countries, mainly in Syria and Jordan but also in Lebanon, Egypt and others, with over 40,000 asylum applications made in industrialized countries last year alone. read more

Oireachtas Health Committee to meet HSE on creche issues

first_imgThere have been calls for the installation of CCTV cameras in creches to provide parents with the opportunity to check in on what is happening in the creche throughout the day. In light of the horrendous footage shown on Prime Time, the idea that this could reassure parents is understandable. However, it is neither workable, nor is it enough to truly solve the problem that is facing us.She said “it will do nothing to solve the root causes of mistreatment”. She said that the best way to ensure children are getting the best care is:We must focus on ensuring that those who are responsible for caring for children are fully trained, and have the necessary qualifications. We must provide support for childcare workers, through mentoring, coaching and other kinds of practical support.A garda investigation and HSE investigation are underway into the footage broadcast on the Prime Time programme.Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald said that the footage was “harrowing, distressing, shocking, and… absolutely unacceptable”. She said it was evident that the inspection procedures in place were not fulfilling the standards needed.New inspectors are being recruited to address the lack of HSE-appointed child inspectors in five counties.Read: Nationwide JobBridge ban for creche chains featured in RTÉ programme>Read: Van Turnhout “not convinced” HSE equipped to respond to parental concerns> THE HSE WILL appear at the next Oireachtas Health and Children Committee to discuss the creche scandal.Labour TD Ciara Conway told that the committee will meet after a short break and will discuss the recent RTÉ Prime Time investigation A Breach of Trust, which focused on undercover footage in three creches in Ireland.She said that representatives from various childcare organisations and the HSE will appear before the committee to discuss what is happening to deal with the findings of the programme.Conway said that “unfortunately there is no quick-fix solution to this” and that if it is too quick “you might put the wrong system in place”.The Labour Party TD for Waterford has opposed calls for the installation of CCTV cameras in creches in the aftermath of the scandal:last_img read more

Monster Hunter Online beta videos hit YouTube

first_imgIt’s hard to believe we are now already on the 4th generation of Monster Hunter games from Capcom. The series has seen releases across PS2, PSP, Wii, Wii U, PS3, 3DS, Xbox 360, iOS, and Windows since 2004. The latest of those being Monster Hunter 4, which is heading to the 3DS later this year.The only true MMO in the series so far has been Monster Hunter Frontier Online, and that game only saw a release in Japan across Xbox 360 and PC. But Capcom has teamed up with Tencent to create another Monster Hunter MMO entitled Monster Hunter Online.The game is set to launch this year, and a beta is currently underway. While that beta may be limited to China right now, videos of the game have started to surface, a couple of which you can see included here, with many more being uploaded.MHO looks gorgeous, and there’s a good reason for that–it has been developed using Crytek’s CryEngine 3. You may also be surprised to find Capcom is releasing the game initially in China this month and using a free-to-play business model. A lot of subscription MMOs have been making the switch to F2P in recent years and finding success, and Capcom clearly thinks it’s the way forward for online games.Will the game be heading to other territories? Crytek has stated in the past that MHO is going to see a worldwide release, but they later retracted the comment. Monster Hunter as a series is so popular I would be surprised not to see MHO get released elsewhere, but then again, Capcom is happy to keep producing other games in the series to keep fans happy.last_img read more

Gardaí release CCTV images of missing Jon Jonsson as they renew appeal

first_img GARDAÍ ARE AGAIN renewing their appeal to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts for an Icelandic man who went missing in Dublin over two weeks ago.41-year-old Jón Jónsson arrived in Ireland to attend a poker tournament with his fiancée on 8 February. Jón Jónsson Source: Garda Press OfficeHe was last seen at around 11am on Saturday 9 February near the Bonnington Hotel in Whitehall, where he had been staying, while his fiancé had coffee in the hotel bar.It is not known why Jón left the hotel, and despite a number of garda appeals, there have been no leads in the case.Twelve members of Jón’s family travelled from Iceland earlier this week to step up efforts to find him. “It’s a really hard time for the whole family but we find big strength in staying together and comforting each other and trying to stay positive,” Jón’s brother David told earlier this week. Yesterday, the search intensified as a large-scale search took place. Around 80 volunteers turned up to help the family.  People yesterday during the large-scale search for Jón Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ieGardaí have again today renewed their appeal to the public for information. Jón is described as being 6 foot tall, of medium build, with short brown hair, and was wearing a black padded jacket when he went missing.“Despite ongoing searches he has yet to be located. Family members are anxious to make contact with him and are concerned for his wellbeing,” gardaí said in a statement today. Gardaí released a new image of Jón today to coincide with their fresh appeal.  17 Comments Gardaí release CCTV images of missing Jon Jonsson as they renew appeal for information Twelve members of Jón Jonsson’s family travelled from Iceland earlier this week to step up efforts to find him. Feb 24th 2019, 12:46 PM Short URL By Hayley Halpin center_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sunday 24 Feb 2019, 6:12 PM 49,451 Views A photograph of Jón released by gardaí today Source: Garda Press OfficeSpeaking to RTÉ One’s Late Late Show on Friday night, Jón’s brothers Daniel and David appealed for information about his whereabouts. David described Jon as the rock of the family, adding that his disappearance is completely out of character for him. Speaking to RTÉ Radio One’s Today with Sean O’Rourke earlier this week, David said that his family believed his brother was in good physical and mental health prior to his disappearance. Jon’s brother Daniel and David Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ieHe also thanked the people of Ireland for their assistance in the search so far, and vowed not to return home without Jón, saying “we are not leaving Dublin without our brother”. Anyone who has seen Jón or who can assist in locating him is asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01 666 4400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station. Jón’s family have also set up a funding page to help them financially as they attempt to locate him in Ireland. With reporting by Stephen McDermott and Aoife Barry  Share183 Tweet Email last_img read more

2012 Annual Hellenic Language Awards

first_imgThe Annual Hellenic Language Awards is a chance for the Greek community and education circles to support the efforts and encourage continuation of the teaching and learning of the Greek language. The Australian Hellenic Educators’ Association (AHEA) invites the Greek Community of Sydney and NSW and friends of the Greek Language and Culture to the 2012 Annual Hellenic Language Awards Ceremony. The Hellenic Awards will be presented in the following categories: The”Athena” Awards: the top 2011 Higher School Certificate students in the Modern Greek language and Classical Greek language (Beginners’, Continuers’ and Extension courses); The “Alexander” the Macedonian Awards: the top 2011 Higher School Certificate students in the Ancient History course (Greek option); The”Socrates” Awards: tertiary students excelling in their studies in the Modern Greek and Classical Greek departments of Universities in NSW; The “Socrates” Awards: adult non-Greek background students excelling in their studies of the Modern Greek Language at Evening/Community College level; The “Kosmas o Aitolos” Awards: distinguished educators and supporters of the Greek language at all Greek Language providers; The “Phevos” Awards: Primary school students excelling in their Greek language studies at all Greek Language providers, government and private sectors. The 2012 Annual Hellenic Language Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday 20 May at St Spyridon Greek Orthodox College, High School Campus at 1130 Anzac Parade, Maroubra at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Entry is free and all are welcome. For more information contact 0415 574537 or 0414 714807 or email: Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Mersina Halvagis remembered

first_imgMersina Halvagis never thought she would be murdered in a cemetery. No reasonable person would.It was 17 years ago on November 8, when Ms Halvagis, 25, went to the cemetery by herself to visit her grandmother’s grave.Unfortunately, serial killer Peter Norris Dupas – one of Australia’s most depraved misogynists – was also at the cemetery that day.On Saturday, Ms Halvagis’s family gathered at her grave to mourn her passing.Up to $3 million has been spent by Victorian Legal Aid, the Office of Public Prosecutions and the courts in 33 legal proceedings since Dupas was first charged with murder. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Météorologie la Niña va impacter le climat mondial jusquen 2011

first_imgMétéorologie : la Niña va impacter le climat mondial jusqu’en 2011Monde – Les météorologistes ont annoncé mercredi 18 août un renforcement du courant froid surnommé la Niña dans le Pacifique, au moins jusqu’au début de l’année 2011. Un phénomène lourd de conséquences, notamment pour les activités humaines.Sévissant depuis le début du mois de juillet 2010, la baisse de température des eaux de surface du Pacifique central et de l’est, phénomène récurrent appelé la Niña en référence au processus inverse, le célèbre el Niño, devrait être modérée à forte et se poursuivre jusqu’à la fin de l’année. À lire aussiVague de froid : qu’est-ce que la température ressentie ?Les conséquences habituelles du phénomène sont connues : sécheresse en Amérique du Sud, davantage de cyclones dans l’Atlantique et une mousson très prononcée dans le sud de l’Asie. Des périodes de sécheresse dans des pays comme l’Argentine, grand producteur de céréales, poseraient de sérieux problèmes au moment où la Russie, frappée par des incendies, a interrompu ses exportations de blé jusqu’à la fin de l’année, provoquant une montée des prix de la denrée céréalière.  L’Organisation météorologique mondiale (OMM) précise que l’épisode actuel de la Niña est “cohérent” avec les pluies torrentielles qui dévastent le Pakistan, sans que l’on puisse lier les deux évènements avec certitude.L’Agence océanique et atmosphérique américaine (NOAA ), pour sa part, relève déjà des impacts tangibles : une augmentation des précipitations en Indonésie et simultanément, un temps plus sec dans l’ouest et le centre du Pacifique tropical. Le 19 août 2010 à 17:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Recent Wilmington Real Estate Transactions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are real estate transactions in Wilmington during the week of September 30, 2018:Address: 23 Burt RoadPrice: $486,000Buyer: Melissa HebertSeller: Caitlin M. AhernDate: 10/3/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 26,136sfAddress: 5 Dexter StreetPrice: $385,000Buyer: Angely RiveraSeller: Anthony Lesperance & Susan A. LesperanceDate: 10/3/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 9,583sfAddress: 25 Dorchester StreetPrice: $470,000Buyer: Sadie Sherman & William ShermanSeller: Cheryl Cwiekowski & Daniel CwiekowskiDate: 10/5/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 20,038sfAddress: 14 King StreetPrice: $730,000Buyer: Nicole M. Boyer & Jeffrey T. BoyerSeller: 3 Holly Street LLCDate: 10/3/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 10,019sfAddress: 25 Lowell Street, Unit 2Price: $160,000Buyer: SST Unique Realty LLCSeller: Kenneth B. McCowanDate: 10/1/18Use: Office CondoLot Size: 0sfAddress: 45 Marcia RoadPrice: $525,000Buyer: Michael J. Silverstro & Greta SilverstroSeller: Frank MatareseDate: 10/4/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 23,522sfAddress: 39 Marion StreetPrice: $302,000Buyer: Elm Tree Development LLCSeller: Mararet Funk Est. & Robert G. Peterson Sr.Date: 10/4/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 19,166sfAddress: 16 Salem StreetPrice: $289,900Buyer: DSM Mangano Home BuildersSeller: Daniel J. Blackwell & Suzanne M. BlackwellDate: 10/1/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 9,148sfAddress: 5 West StreetPrice: $400,000Buyer: Joseph A. TrioSeller: Geraldine E. RossDate: 10/5/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 39,204sfLike 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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”last_img read more

Doval Meets Shah Centre reviews Kashmir situation

first_imgNew Delhi: National Security Adviser Ajit Doval briefed Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on Monday over the current security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. This was for the first time that Doval met Amit Shah after his return from the Kashmir Valley two days back. Doval was in Jammu and Kashmir for about 10 days and personally monitored the situation after the Centre announced its move to nullify Article 370 and bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us There were restrictions imposed on movement of people and communication links snapped in Jammu and Kashmir following the move on August 5. On Monday, Doval apprised Shah about the overall situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and other top officials also attended the meeting that reviewed the steps taken to maintain the law and order situation in the state. Also Read – Abrogation Of Article 370 Carried Out In Inhuman Way: Urmila Matondkar Advertise With Us The issues related to restrictions imposed in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir also figured in the meeting, an official was quoted as saying. On August 4, all communication lines were snapped across Kashmir, including landlines, ahead of the Centre’s announcement on August 5 of abrogating Article 370. Restrictions have gradually lifted in some areas in Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley. Schools have reopened where teachers reported to work but not many students turned up. The government has made special arrangements for opening 190 primary schools in Srinagar city. In Srinagar, barricades were removed from several areas. The situation is reported to be normal now; however, security forces remained deployed in most of the Valley.last_img read more

Indians again top the chart of foreign investors in Dubai property

first_imgDubaiReutersIndians again topped the list of foreign investors in property  in the Emirates as they bought property worth Rs 42,000 crore in Dubai from January 2016 to June 2017, according to data released by the Dubai Land Department (DLD).The data from the DLD show a jump of Rs 12,000 crore from 2014, when the department recorded Indian buyers investing Rs 30,000 crore that year, the Times of India reported.”For years, Indians have consistently been the most prolific non-GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) buyers of Dubai real estate. From January 2016 to June 2017, they bought property worth more than Rs 42,000 crore in the emirate,” said a statement from Dubai Property Show.Also, apartments were the most preferred property type, with 33 percent share in properties bought. The next top pick was villas at 17 percent. Commercial property stood at 9 percent and lands stood at 6 percent. About 35 percent were not decided when answering the survey questions.According to a report by international property consultant Knight Frank, Indian homebuyers have from 2012 to 2017 seen an overall return of 49.3 percent, the highest in the world.Dubai is one of the most affordable property destinations around, and the strengthening of the Indian currency further pushed the investors to buy more.”The UAE’s safe haven status, stable economic growth and bottomed out prices have been the key factors for attracting Indian realty investments in Dubai. In addition, many Indians find Dubai as their base for business between India and the wider Europe and Middle East,” said Dawood Al Shezawi, CEO, Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions — organiser of the International Property Show in Dubai.Dubai is one of the favourite destinations for the Indians for other reasons as well, like high capital gains, great return on investment, a tax-free environment, and more transparent deals.”The profits on properties in Dubai in the form of rents and resale are high. The Dubai realty market has everything on offer — from high-end luxury to affordable housing, making it a perfect destination for Indian investments. This year’s edition of International Property Show will have some of the best properties on offer, allowing serious Indian buyers to make deals and agreements right at the show,” added Al Shezawi.However, while property prices in Dubai have been attractive for the last few years, prices in London have also plunged after Britain voted to leave the European Union, making London another attractive and realistic market for high-end Indian investors. London PropertyReutersAccording to Parth Mehta, managing director of Paradigm Realty, global investments will skyrocket in 2017 due to the interest of Indian investors and the fundamentals of Dubai and London’s property markets.”With steady growth, the real estate market will pervade every sphere of economic activity. Moreover, friendly bilateral policies and an influx of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) will boost business sentiments,” said Mehta.Reports had suggested in August that Indians are now the second-largest prime Central London Property buyers after overtaking Middle East purchasers driven by a fall in the Gulf investors’ demand due to economic and political uncertainty and a weakening pound in Britain.last_img read more

New Tech Targets GFE Data Compliance

first_img Share Enhanced technology initiatives for wholesale and correspondent lenders is now available thanks to “”ClosingCorp’s””: new platform. The company recently announced that it would release the “”SmartGFE Service””:, targeting streamlined processing for entities in both markets.[IMAGE]ClosingCorp’s SmartGFE product will provide instant access to RESPA-based “”Good Faith Estimate (GFE)”” data to those in the wholesale and correspondent segments. Focused on delivering live closing cost rates for local and national real estate transactions, SmartGFE will also give users up-to-the-minute transfer tax and recording fee statistics for more accurate GFE generation.Additionally, SmartGFE lends greater quality control for inbound loan documents, tailors workflow, and assists with identification of incorrect files and tolerance violations.ClosingCorp noted the loan officer compensation rule contained in the Dodd-Frank Act as the chief catalyst behind its SmartGFE offering, citing the prohibition now placed on lenders, which are no longer able to “”bill back”” any payment discrepancies associated with incorrect fee disclosure. [COLUMN_BREAK]ClosingCorp also emphasized the increasing costs associated with lenders’ advanced financial accountability for GFE numbers and touted SmartGFE as a more cost-effective way to maintain improved compliance.Of the company’s SmartGFE debut, ClosingCorp’s president, Paul Mass, said, “”At a time when many large lenders have left the wholesale and correspondent markets, the SmartGFE Service is designed to help lenders mitigate third-party risk and comply with new regulations established by the Dodd-Frank Act. Lenders today must take advantage of available technology to create quality loan files at the onset of the process, reduce tolerance violations and improve their bottom line.””The SmartGFE portal enables system users to share GFE information with business partners and brokers, and the product includes a personalized, “”private-label”” option specifically for broker communications. SmartGFE is currently available for integration with “”Calyx’s””: Point software and “”Ellie Mae’s””: Encompass360 programs. Elaborating on the technology, Cathy Blaszyk, vice president of lender services for ClosingCorp, commented, “”More than ever, traditional lenders must create valuable, cost-effective partnerships with wholesale and correspondent originators. Many lenders now understand that engaging technology to generate precise GFE data can reduce risk and improve overall operations.””ClosingCorp is based in La Jolla, California, and the company has been active in residential real estate data and technologies since its foundation. The company also operates “”””:, a comprehensive website for real estate-related services and rates that targets consumers with tools like the SmartClosing Mortgage Calculator. Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Dodd-Frank Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers Valuation 2011-09-19 Abby Gregory New Tech Targets GFE Data Compliancecenter_img September 19, 2011 413 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technologylast_img read more

Credit Plus Tests Trended Credit Data to Meet Fannie Mae Requirements

first_img March 8, 2016 575 Views Credit Plus, a provider of insight for mortgage professionals, recently announced that it is currently testing trended credit data within its platform to meet Fannie Mae requirements and expects the availability of trended credit data reports beginning April 1, 2016. Fannie Mae is currently incorporating trended credit data into its Desktop Underwriter (DU) Version 10.0 and will be implementing it during the weekend of June 25, 2016.“With a more comprehensive depiction of a borrower’s approach to credit management, lenders will be better equipped to make a more accurate assessment of the applicant’s creditworthiness, thereby minimizing their risk,” said Greg Holmes, National Director of Sales and Marketing at Credit Plus.Trended credit data is a two-year historical perspective on a consumer’s utilization of credit accounts, giving lenders a means to better analyze borrower behavior and extract more meaningful statistics. With the availability of this new data, lenders will be able to determine if a borrower tends to pay off revolving credit lines each month or if they tend to carry a balance month-to-month while making minimum or other payments.In addition, seasonal and sudden changes in revolving credit behavior will be revealed. The trended data will be included on virtually all active tradelines, not just revolving accounts, and will include credit cards, Home Equity Lines of Credit, student loans, car loans and mortgages.Credit Plus is partnering with Equifax and TransUnion to provide comprehensive trended credit data via highly customizable reports and lenders will be able to choose from almost 100 attributes.While each of the three national credit bureaus currently offer trended credit data in some format, only TransUnion’s CreditVision and Equifax’s Dimensions trended credit data sets will be required by Fannie Mae in June. Experian’s trended credit data is currently not part of the Fannie Mae rollout, but could become part of the requirements at a later date. credit plus Fannie Mae Trended Credit Data 2016-03-08 Staff Writer in Data, Headlines, News, Technologycenter_img Share Credit Plus Tests Trended Credit Data to Meet Fannie Mae Requirementslast_img read more

Club Med has opened departure dates today for May

first_imgClub Med has opened departure dates today for May-October 2019 holidays with Early Bird offer with savings of up to 30% off sun resorts in Asia, the Indian Ocean, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean.From 8-10 August 2018, your clients will get the best price on their booking – a guaranteed 30% off Club Med resorts in Asia, and savings of up to 30% off the Maldives, Mauritius, Europe, the Caribbean and Mexico. Booking now also ensures the best offer of the season on all dates (including school holidays), and best choice of rooms and services, including Kids Clubs. Further information on the Sales Opening including a dedicated Travel Agent training video and trade tools, as well as details on famils, incentives and agent benefits, can be accessed via Club Med’s Travel Agents Portal. Club Medearlybirdshotels & resortssaleslast_img read more

Alabama defensive lineman Quinnen Williams runs a

first_imgAlabama defensive lineman Quinnen Williams runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Defensive tackle Quinnen Williams did not participate in drills or testing at Alabama’s pro day on Tuesday.Williams, who was limited in NFL Draft Combine due to a finger injury, will still interview with teams and go through board work, reports NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Williams already met with the New York Giants (sixth pick) last night and is expected to spend time with the San Francisco 49ers (second pick) later Tuesday. The first seven teams picking in the draft, including the Arizona Cardinals, who select first, are expected to host Williams on a visit, Rapoport added. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The potential No. 1 overall pick already participated in a handful of drills at the combine. He ran a 4.83-second 40-yard dash, leapt 30.5 inches in the vertical jump and recorded a broad jump of 112 inches.Williams, who left Alabama after a redshirt junior season, measured 6-foot-3 and 303 pounds with 33 1/4-inch arms and 9 5/8-inch hands.Related LinksCardinals sign DB Josh Shaw to 1-year contractFormer Broncos OG Max Garcia signs with CardinalsNick Bosa: Cardinals would be making ‘big mistake’ passing on meA more agile defensive tackle who lacks elite size or length, Williams was lauded for his excellent use of hands, quickness and technique. He used his smarts and leverage, along with his instincts, to win matchups.Heading into the 2018 season, Williams was not viewed as a top prospect. But despite the 2019 NFL Draft class looking strong at the tackle position, he has worked his way into consideration for the top draft pick, where the Arizona Cardinals hold the top spot and in terms of need could use him in Vance Joseph’s 3-4 defense.Williams switched from defensive end to tackle heading into his final college season, and that’s where his production took a leap. After recording just 20 tackles in 2017, he finished this past season with 71 tackles and 8.0 sacks.As for the Cardinals, Williams could remain an option if they retain the top pick. Veteran tackle Corey Peters returns, but there are few proven bodies beyond that. Robert Nkemdiche, who flashed last year, underwent knee surgery to repair a torn ACL in December, which puts his ability to return by the season opener in question. Arizona also has Cameron Malveaux, a smaller lineman who is versatile, along with the bigger-bodied Vincent Valentine and Pasoni Tasini returning next year.Defensive end Nick Bosa and quarterback Kyler Murray are the other most likely No. 1 picks for Arizona as it evaluates its options.last_img read more

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