Singer who won rights case against comedian exits social media following threats

first_imgMONTREAL — A Quebec singer embroiled in a legal battle with a Quebec comedian says he is shutting down his social media after receiving hate messages and death threats.Jeremy Gabriel won a human rights case against comedian Mike Ward in 2016, arguing that a joke mocking his disability had amounted to discrimination.Ward was in Quebec Appeal Court last week seeking to overturn the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal ruling that ordered him to pay $42,000 in damages to Gabriel and his mother.In a message Monday before he closed his accounts to the public at midnight, Gabriel said he respects his critics but will never understand how so much hatred can be spread.Gabriel, 22, has Treacher Collins syndrome, a congenital disorder characterized by skull and facial deformities. Known in Quebec as “Little Jeremy,” he became a minor celebrity in the province after he sang with Celine Dion and for the Pope.Between 2010 and 2013, Ward included a joke in his routine that made fun of Gabriel’s appearance. The tribunal concluded Ward’s joke violated Gabriel’s right to dignity, honour and reputation, as well as his right to equality and to be safe from discrimination.In his statement on Facebook, Gabriel says there is a “limit to what a human being can bear, and this limit was crossed in recent days.” The singer’s manager Jean Perruno said he did not know is Gabriel intends to file a police complaint. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

More Stars Named For National Memorial Day Concert

first_imgAcademy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Laurence Fishburne, Tony Award-winning actress and singer Laura Benanti, actor/producer/director Esai Morales and actor/musician Jason Dolley have joined an all-star line-up for the multi award-winning NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.In what has become an annual tradition, the newly crowned winner of AMERICAN IDOL Season 14 will perform the “National Anthem” to open the 26th annual live concert event. The winner will be announced on the AMERICAN IDOL finale on May 13. Co-hosted by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise, the inspiring night of remembrance is dedicated to our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country.The previously announced all-star line-up includes: distinguished American leader General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); seven-time Grammy Award-winner, and international superstar Gloria Estefan; THE VOICE season five winner Tessanne Chin; acclaimed film and television actress Stefanie Scott (INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3; JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS); the world’s most prolific classical cross-over star Katherine Jenkins; and world renowned tenor Russell Watson in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. The 26th annual broadcast airs live on PBS Sunday, May 24, 2015, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.The NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT will showcase our courageous American heroes who have been disabled for life; shine a spotlight on Gold Star Children who have lost a parent to war; and commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.Also participating in the event are the U.S Joint Chiefs of Staff with The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Army Chorus, The Soldiers Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band, The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, The U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, the Armed Forces Color Guard and Service Color Teams provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.The program is a co-production of Jerry Colbert of Capital Concerts and WETA, Washington, D.C. Executive producer Jerry Colbert and producer Michael Colbert have assembled an award-winning production team that features the top Hollywood talent behind some of television’s most prestigious entertainment awards shows. The team includes: Emmy award-winning producer Walter C. Miller, whose credits include the GRAMMY AWARDS and COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS; and award-winning director Paul Miller whose credits include THE COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.last_img read more

Shaw Communications reports 114 million profit adds 34000 wireless subscribers

CALGARY — Shaw Communications Inc. reported a first-quarter profit of $114 million as it ramped up its Freedom Mobile wireless business.The company (TSX:SJR.B) says the profit amounted to 22 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Nov. 30, up from $89 million or 18 cents per diluted share a year earlier.Revenue totalled $1.25 billion, up from $1.22 billion.Wireless revenue climbed 26.8 per cent to $175 million, while wireline revenue fell 0.4 per cent to $1.08 billion.During the quarter, Shaw said it added approximately 34,000 wireless subscribers compared with 9,500 net additions in the same quarter a year earlier.Wireline subscribers fell by approximately 34,000 in the quarter compared with a loss of roughly 30,000 a year earlier.

A list of the top 20 primetime programs in the Nielsen ratings

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Oct. 26 to Nov. 1. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.1. NBC Sunday Night Football: Green Bay at Denver, NBC, 23 million.2. “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 18 million.3. “The OT,” Fox, 17.9 million.4. NFL Football: Miami at New England, CBS, 17.5 million.5. World Series Game 5, Fox, 17.3 million.6. “NCIS,” CBS, 16.8 million.7. World Series Game 5 preshow, Fox, 16.6 million.8. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 16.3 million.9. World Series Game 1, Fox, 14.9 million.10. Republican presidential debate, CNBC, 14 million.11. World Series Game 2, Fox, 13.7 million.12. World Series Game 4, Fox, 13.6 million.13. “The Walking Dead,” AMC, 13.3 million.14. “Football Night in America,” NBC, 13.29 million.15. World Series Game 3, Fox, 13.2 million.16. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 13.1 million.17. “Supergirl,” CBS, 13 million.18. NFL: Baltimore at Arizona, ESPN, 12.2 million.19. “The Voice,” NBC, 11.88 million.20. “Dancing with the Stars,” ABC, 11.86 million. by The Associated Press Posted Nov 3, 2015 3:20 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 3, 2015 at 4:27 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Oct. 26-Nov. 1 read more

Ukraine UN report shows rising civilian deaths ongoing rights abuses

Intense fighting, including the use of heavy weaponry by both sides, in densely populated areas of eastern Ukraine, has increased the loss of civilian life, with an average of around 36 people being killed every day, says a new report issued today by the United Nations human rights office. The report, produced by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and covers the period from 16 July to 17 August, expresses dismay at the killing and wounding of civilians who are trapped in urban areas or attempting to flee the fighting in eastern Ukraine using “safe” corridors established by the Government. “Deliberate targeting of civilians is a violation of international humanitarian law, and more must be done to protect them,” said High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. “All those involved in the hostilities in the affected areas of the east must at all times comply with the principles of distinction, proportionality and precaution. This is particularly important in densely populated areas.” “There is an urgent need to end the fighting and violence in the eastern regions, before more civilians are harmed or forced to flee, or face intolerable hardships trapped inside the conflict zones,” she added in a news release.The report, the fifth to be produced on the human rights situation since the outset of violence in Ukraine, documents a wide array of serious abuses committed primarily by the armed groups who have seized control over a large part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in the country’s east since mid-April. It also documents violations committed by Ukrainian forces in their efforts to recapture territory, from which armed groups are conducting operations and in which they have located military objectives. Yesterday Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced his alarm at what seems to be a “dangerous escalation” in the crisis in Ukraine with reports of intensified fighting in the country south-east near the border with Russia. According to UN estimates, at least 2,593 people have been killed in Ukraine between mid-April and 27 August 2014.According to the report released today, civilians fleeing the intense and prolonged fighting in eastern Ukraine have been targeted and killed; others have been prevented by the armed groups from leaving the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk as the Ukraine Government tightened its blockades around the two main strongholds of the armed groups. Supposedly “safe” corridors established by the Ukrainian forces to enable residents to flee from these cities, traversed areas where the fighting was ongoing. Civilians using these corridors were subsequently killed or injured.Although more than half the population of Luhansk and Donetsk cities have now left, not enough was done in time to evacuate people from the areas of fighting, the report says, especially those most vulnerable such as institutionalized children, older people and people with disabilities. The evacuation of many children to other parts of Ukraine was blocked by armed groups. Reports of serious human rights abuses by the armed groups have continued, including abductions involving physical and psychological torture and ill-treatment of the detainees, with many subjected to forced labour. While it is not known precisely how many people still remain in captivity, the report says that, as of 17 August, at least 468 people were believed to be still detained by various armed groups. There have also been reports of human rights violations, such as arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances and torture, committed by the Ukrainian territorial and special battalions. More control should be exercised over these battalions, “in particular instructing them in international humanitarian law.” The Government has arrested more than 1,000 people in eastern Ukraine because of what it calls “irrefutable evidence of their participation in terrorist activities.” But, according to the report, procedural rights “have not always been observed and there are reports of ill-treatment during arrest or while in custody.” The report adds that the Ukrainian Parliament approved three laws that would significantly expand the powers of law enforcement bodies in relation to the Government’s security operation in the east that “appear to be in conflict with international human rights norms and standards.”“Justice and accountability must replace impunity for major human rights violations that have occurred over the past four months,” the High Commissioner said. “And justice must be applied to all. It is essential that the Government takes firm action to prevent reprisals and all other forms of unlawful retribution. The application of the rule of law must be meticulous, and in full accord with international standards, if public confidence in State institutions is to be restored.” The report also notes that in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, harassment and discrimination have continued against Ukrainian nationals, Crimean Tatars and other minorities. “No serious attempts have been made (by Crimean authorities) to investigate allegations of human rights abuses committed by the so-called Crimean self-defence forces following the March ‘referendum’. “Meanwhile, complaints against the self-defence forces continued,” it says, adding that more than 2,800 people left Crimea for mainland Ukraine during the past month, bringing the total number of internally displaced persons from Crimea in Ukraine to more than 16,000. The number of displaced in the country as a whole was 190,000 as of 20 August. read more

Honda opens Hydrogen refuelling station in Swindon

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) The UK’s first open access hydrogen vehicle refuelling station has been officially opened at Honda’s manufacturing facility in Swindon.Based on the grounds of Honda’s manufacturing facility in Swindon, the station aims to encourage the development of both hydrogen-powered vehicles – such as the Honda FCX Clarity fuel cell car – and the refuelling infrastructure to support them. It also creates a strategic link half way along the M4 between London and Swansea.As a fully operational, commercial-scale station using tested technology, it is a solution that can be replicated across the country and so create the essential network necessary for the widespread uptake of hydrogen-powered transport.Speaking at the opening of the facility, Richard Kemp-Harper, Lead Technologist for Transport and Energy at the Technology Strategy Board, said, “The change from conventional transport systems to sustainable, low carbon alternatives is one that can only be made through businesses and government working in partnership to develop innovative solutions. This new refuelling station gives a real glimpse of the role hydrogen can play in practice. It is a great example of the kind of collaboration and innovation we need”.Thomas Brachmann, Head of Electrical Powertrain R&D at Honda, commented, “Hydrogen fuel cell technology is the ultimate transport solution; meeting environmental demands but also delivering the range and performance that customers expect. The co-operation on this project between vehicle manufacturers like Honda, infrastructure providers like BOC and the public sector can be a blueprint for future development”.For more information on alternative fuels and the future of the automotive industry download the SMMT Sustainability Report. read more

Rio wins massive iron ore price rises

first_imgRio Tinto has reached agreement with all of its customers in Asia for iron ore deliveries from Hamersley Iron, Robe River and Hope Downs for the contract year commencing April 1 2008. The new settlements are in line with Hamersley Iron’s Baosteel settlement, which saw lump prices increase by 96.5% and fines prices increase by 79.88%. Sam Walsh, Chief Executive of Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore group, said: “These agreements are a strong endorsement of the settlement reached last week and reflect the very strong demand for our products across the world’s fastest growing markets. The agreements throughout Asia will provide an important platform as we embark on the largest expansion in Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s history, increasing production from the Pilbara to 320 Mt/y of iron ore in 2012 and 420 Mt/y beyond that.”last_img read more

Nimetz flexibility required on the FYROM naming issue

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram UN mediator in the name dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM),Matthew Nimetz, said that the name dispute could be solved by the end of the year if Greece and FYROM were both prepared to be “flexible”.The statements were made on government television in FYROM on Saturday.“If both sides make serious efforts regarding this issue, then there can be a solution by the end of the year,” Nimetz said, while describing the name issue as “complex”.“I will ask the negotiators of both countries to make serious efforts and work painstakingly. In Skopje, I will listen carefully to the positions of the country’s leadership, so that we can make progress in the negotiating process,” Nimetz said.The UN mediator will be in Skopje on Monday and Tuesday, after which he will travel to Athens, in order to talk to the leadership of both countries.last_img read more

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San Diego Board of Supervisors votes to restrict drone use near active

first_img , SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to restrict drones from flying near or over fires and locations that have public safety temporary area restrictions to ensure public safety.The emergency ordinance passed during peak fire season applies to the unincorporated areas of San Diego County and takes effect immediately. It will restrict civilian drones from launching, flying or landing within three miles of a firefighting operation or a designated area with temporary restrictions.Any violation would be a misdemeanor crime. All board members present voted in favor of the ordinance.The ordinance will give news media an exception to cover a disaster area as a way to inform the public, as long as it does not interfere with emergency operations.In wildfire situations, the presence of a civilian drone in an area where aerial firefighting resources are flying interferes with emergency operations. If a civilian drone is seen in the area, it results in the immediate grounding of firefighting helicopters or planes until the drone can be removed. This action is for firefighter safety which includes preventing mid-air collisions in conditions where visibility is often murky due to smoke. Since water drops from the air are one of a fire agency’s best tools to stop or reduce flames, the withdrawal of air resources leaves a fire to grow, putting lives and property at risk.Law enforcement can also designate a temporary area restriction, in situations of potential unrest such as the prototype border wall construction project in Otay Mesa. Objects that could be used as weapons are prohibited in a temporary area restriction. In these situations, the Sheriff’s Department or other law enforcement may need to operate a helicopter or drone to monitor the area, so civilian drones would interfere with public safety.Read the full ordinance below:  Posted: October 10, 2017 San Diego Board of Supervisors votes to restrict drone use near active firescenter_img October 10, 2017 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

House Strikes Retirement Plan Funding Formula Change From Education Bill

first_imgThe Alaska House of Representative passed a sweeping education bill Monday night, but only after removing some of its more contentious elements and adding another pot of education funding.Download AudioAt the stroke of midnight, the House voted in favor of an education bill that nobody seemed particularly thrilled about.It gave schools too much money. “I’m concerned that this isn’t sustainable,” said Eagle River Republican Lora Reinbold in closing remarks.It gave them too little money. “The bill in front of us now will lead to additional cuts,” said Anchorage Democrat Geran Tarr.It did not hold schools accountable enough.“I think the educational institutions in this state should be coming to us and proving to us what they’re returning on our investment,” said Chickaloon Republican Eric Feige.But in the end, a large majority of the House agreed with Anchorage Republican Craig Johnson.“I will not sacrifice the good for the perfect,” said Johnson. “I will not say no to something that takes us forward, even if it’s baby steps.”The final vote was 28-11, and the split was largely on caucus lines. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, of Sitka, was the lone Minority Democrat who voted in favor of the bill. Mark Neuman, of Big Lake, and Tammie Wilson, of North Pole, were the only Republicans to vote against it.The bill was introduced by Gov. Sean Parnell as the marquee legislation to what he dubbed the “education session.” Included in its 60-odd sections are provisions that encourage vocational education, set up a grant program for new charter schools, and allow students to earn credit for testing out of classes.But the two farthest-reaching components of the bill were not a part of the governor’s original bill. They were additions the House Finance Committee made last week, and neither survived the floor session.One restructured the teacher retirement payment plan so that the Legislature would stretch out its pension obligation over time, by making appropriations from the state’s pool of tax revenue. Gov. Sean Parnell has advocated for an opposite approach that involves putting a large amount of money into the retirement trust upfront, and then ideally paying pensions out over a shorter timeline with the help of investment earnings.Rep. Cathy Muñoz, a Juneau Republican, successfully brought forward an amendment wiping the bill free of all changes to the retirement system. During her floor speech, she noted the plan included in the bill would stretch out retirement payments an extra 40 years and cost the state $15 billion more than Parnell’s plan, according to an actuarial analysis.“The risk of continuing to balloon the unfunded liability is real, and in turn the impact to our credit rating is also real,” said Muñoz.The other major part of the bill that was scrapped dealt with the school funding formula. The House Finance Committee had tweaked the formula in a way that favored large schools, without including a similar boost for small schools. Rep. Bryce Edgmon, a Dillingham Democrat who caucuses with the majority, offered an amendment restoring the original formula. He said the formula change had not been properly vetted. He also framed the amendment as a matter of fairness, acknowledging that while the urban schools need money, “so do the smaller schools.”Edgmon’s amendment also added $30 million in one-time school funding to the bill. That’s in addition to an increase to the base student allocation that’s worth $225 million over three years. By comparison, the governor proposed increasing per-student funding by $100 million over that same period of time.While some Democrats in the minority said the funding package on the table was better than nothing, it still did not go far enough for most. As a caucus, they offered a failed amendment that would have put $450 million toward the base student allocation stretched over three years. Democrats also attempted to get rid of language in the bill forbidding the state from spending money to implement Common Core standards, which they noted resembled Alaska’s own standards. They also tried to limit a new tax credit so that it would only cover contributions made to public schools, not private ones. None of their amendments were successful.The bill will now be sent to the Senate.last_img read more

VIDEO Anchorage professor bets on bioinsulation made from mushrooms

first_imgListen nowProfessor Philippe Amstislavski stands in front of a group of students from the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program.“This is all experimental, nobody has ever done this,” he says. “We didn’t have any clue how this would work.”The high-schoolers have spent weeks in the lab this summer, designing molds and filling them with a coarse, grey mixture. They’re finally getting the chance to see how their experiments turned out.The objects are light and foam-like, some are a little crumbly, while others keep their structure as they’re passed around the room for everyone to admire. They all have one thing in common; they were grown from an unlikely local substance- mushrooms.“We have a long history in the north of using mushrooms for food, medicine- now we’re experimenting with using them for insulation,” Amstislavski said.Over the past year and a half, Amstislavski and his team at UAA have been developing a new type of insulation, designed to overcome the environmental issues caused by conventional foam products on the market today.“We have problems with particulates in our waterways and our oceans,” he said. “Pink board or blue board that we use for insulation is typically made out of oil-derived polymers that are non-biodegradable.”The researchers instead use a mix of local fungus cultures, sawdust, and other natural ingredients to grow their own bio-material blocks in the lab. When Amstislavski shares his research with friends and colleagues, they’re often skeptical.“The first question we always get- Is this going to kill me if I touch it?” He said. “It’s not toxic. It’s not going to jump on you and try to take over your body.”The researchers still have a lot of questions to answer when it comes to determining if the new bio-material will be a viable alternative to foam insulation. They need to test whether it can handle freezing and thawing. And make sure it won’t get waterlogged.Back in the lab, Anchorage high school student Charitie Ropati, from ANSEP, is measuring her own recently grown insulation block, designed to be used in future home construction.  She’s impressed.“I didn’t know that living organisms could be used to build these kind of things,” she said. “I was like, wow, I could actually use this kind of stuff.”Ropati isn’t the only one who sees potential in the bio-material. Amstislavski and his partner have been invited to Washington D.C. to showcase their insulation at a national competition later this month. Fungus (Photo by Eric Keto, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage)From underneath the roads to inside our homes, insulation is everywhere in Alaska. But traditional foam board is energy intensive to produce and often ends up as plastic litter in oceans and waterways. A group of researchers at the University of Alaska Anchorage are working to develop an environmentally friendly alternative.last_img read more

President Kovind PM Modi remember Vajpayee on his first death

first_imgNew Delhi: Remembering one of the tallest leaders and founder member of the party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday paid tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his first death anniversary at his memorial, Sadaiv Atal, here. The BJP stalwart died last year on August 16 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) following a prolonged illness. He was 93. Also Read – Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing, drones in focus of Modi govt for better e-governance Advertise With Us President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP national working president JP Nadda and other leaders of the party paid tributes to Vajpayee at his memorial. Vajpayee’s daughter Namita Kaul Bhattacharya and granddaughter Niharika were also present at his death anniversary function. Vajpayee, who led the National Democratic Alliance government from 1998-2004, was the first-ever leader from the BJP to have become the nation’s Prime Minister. Vajpayee served as Prime Minister thrice — briefly in 1996, and then for two terms between 1998 and 2004. His birthday, which falls on December 25, is celebrated as ‘Good Governance Day’ by the party. He was decorated with the Bharat Ratna in 2014.last_img read more

Bodies of 5 Bangladeshis killed in Malaysia road crash arrive

first_imgA factory bus carrying 43 passengers plunges into a monsoon drain along Jalan S8 Pekeliling, near MAS Kargo, Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Sunday, leaving at least 11 workers, including five Bangladeshis, dead. Photo: CollectedThe bodies of five Bangladeshi nationals, who lost their lives in a bus accident in Malaysia, arrived in Bangladesh early Saturday, reports UNB.Malaysia Airlines flight MH 196, carrying the bodies of the youths, arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 12:55am.The deceased are Al Amin, 24, and Sohel, 24, from Chandpur, Golam Mostafa, 22, from Noakhali, Mohin, 37, and Raju Munshi, 26, from Cumilla.On 7 April, a total of 12 people, including five Bangladeshis, were killed and 35 others injured after a bus carrying them skidded off the road, into a monsoon drain in Malaysia.The accident occurred near the MAS Cargo Complex of Kuala Lumpur International Airport along Jalan S8 Pekeliling in Sepang around 11:10pm on Sunday, reported New Straits Times.last_img read more

Elderly woman electrocuted

first_imgMap of SatkhiraAn elderly woman has died from electrocution in Patkekghata upazila of Satkhira.The deceased was Aaijan Bibi, 60, lived in Toilkupi village in the upazila.Locals said Ayjan Bibi was cutting mango tree branches on Monday noon with a heaver when it suddenly came in contact with a live electric wire and got electrified.The incident left the woman dead on the spot, said officer-in-charge of Patkelghata police station Rezaul Islam.last_img

Political Roundup Firefighter Layoffs And The DNC Passes On Houston

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X From Houston losing its bid to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, to reaction to Mayor Turner’s interview regarding firefighter layoffs, to the last efforts at the Texas Legislature to address Gov. Greg Abbott’s emergency items, to Paul Manafort being sentenced to 3.5 more years in prison, Houston Matters breaks down the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect our city and the Lone Star State.In the audio above, Craig Cohen discusses those and other stories with Renée Cross of the University of Houston and Jay Aiyer from Texas Southern University and co-host of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast. 00:00 /19:41 Sharelast_img

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Solidifi and Kirchmeyer Announce Consolidation Deal

first_img Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology January 8, 2013 442 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers Valuation 2013-01-08 Abby Gregorycenter_img Two of the nation’s independent appraisal management companies have joined forces, turning “”Solidifi””: into the third-largest residential real estate valuations firm in the United States. [IMAGE]Releasing an official statement, Solidifi announced that it had completed a consolidation deal with “”Kirchmeyer & Associates””: as part of the growth strategy the company initiated in 2012.””Solidifi’s technology and broad appraiser network will complement our own network and I and my team are excited to [COLUMN_BREAK]continue to service our current and future customers with these extended capabilities,”” noted James Kirchmeyer, CEO of Kirchmeyer.To date, Solidifi has invested more than $25 million in its technology platform, which will further enhance appraisal performance for Kirchmeyer customers. Through its cloud-based technology, Solidifi provides customers with a flexible and scalable appraisal management solution with the strictest standards in data security and reliability.””With our shared philosophy of assigning every order to the most competent appraiser to ensure delivery of a top quality report, the combined companies will continue to raise the bar in terms of service, quality and professionalism,”” stated Andrew Bough, Solidifi’s chief valuations officer.Moving forward, the newly-formed, combined entity will operate under the Solidifi name. “”Following a $22 million financing in 2012, Solidifi is in growth mode and Kirchmeyer is an important part of our overall growth strategy. It is the ideal fit for Solidifi,”” concluded Jason Smith, Solidifi’s president and CEO. Solidifi and Kirchmeyer Announce Consolidation Deallast_img read more

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