Probe by judicial council committee recommends Quebec judge be removed from office

first_imgMONTREAL – A committee of the Canadian Judicial Council recommended in a report released Monday that Michel Girouard be removed from his position as a Quebec Superior Court justice for misconduct and failing to perform his duties in office.The report from the council’s inquiry committee was the second investigation stemming from allegations from a police informant in 2012 who said Girouard bought drugs from him in 2010, when the judge was still a lawyer.In April 2016, the judicial council ruled Girouard could return to sit as a judge despite the council’s own inquiry committee recommending he be removed from office months earlier.The federal and provincial justice ministers jointly requested the council conduct a second inquiry into the allegations, primarily into the truthfulness of the judge’s testimony under oath and his integrity.“The committee found that the misconduct particularized in each of those allegations … is extremely serious, and mandates a recommendation for removal from office,” read the report.The council said it would consider its committee’s report and give Girouard the chance to make written submissions.After that, the council said it would make a final recommendation on Girouard’s fate to the federal justice minister.Girouard was named to Superior Court in September 2010 after practising law for a quarter-century in the Abitibi region in northwestern Quebec.last_img read more

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Top 10 Brock alumni articles of 2011

As the holiday season approaches, it’s inevitable that your televisions and radios will soon be filled with all sorts of countdowns from 2011: the top 100 songs, the top 20 hottest celebrities, the top 10 highest grossing movies, just to name a few.Brock Alumni Relations wanted to join in the fun so we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 articles read in the Brock Alumni Connect e-newsletter over the past year.  We used Google Analytics to find the articles with the highest unique page views, so some of these stories may look familiar to you. Take a look to see what your fellow alumni have been doing since January or what has been happening around campus.10. Grad Spotlight: 15-year Brock student, Nancy DiamondFour hundred and forty people viewed this July article about Nancy Diamond (BA ’96), who completed her business and psychology degrees in 15 years on a part-time basis, while working full time at Kelly Services and engaging with her adult children and three grandchildren.9. Alumni Sweethearts Many couples meet and fall in love at Brock, and 457 people viewed this article about Bradley Walchuk (BA ’07; MA ’08) and Laura Harris (BA ’07; MA ’08) in particular, who met in class and were married on Oct. 16, 2010.  This article was featured in the January issue of Brock Alumni Connect.8. Brock Lore: Pond Inlet named to recognize historic Convocation Did you know that Pond Inlet on campus was not named for the pond and waterfall outside its beautiful glass doors? In the June edition, 643 people learned it was named after a special graduation ceremony in Pond Inlet, Baffin Island.7. Grape King hails from Brock – againEd Hughes (OEVC ’07) is a grad who was crowned this year’s Grape King in the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival, and 698 read his story in the September issue. Hughes graduated in 2007 with a certificate in Grape and Wine Technology. 1. Brock Lore: Sculpture causes controversy If you guessed that the number one spot would be another Brock Lore story, you’re correct.  More than 1,850 people viewed the article, which was featured in the January edition. It’s no surprise that a story on the  “Brock Bullet” was the most read article of 2011. 6.  Alumni sweethearts get engaged at Brock poolAnother beautiful alumni sweethearts story was featured in the September  issue. Mark Walter (BPhEd ’09) and Michelle Valencourt (BSc ’10) were engaged on campus, and 831 readers enjoyed their story. 2. Do what you love: Jays GMAlex Anthopoulos, general manager and senior vice-president of baseball operations for the Toronto Blue Jays, and Brock alumnus Andrew Tinnish (BRLS ’99, BSM ’01), Jays director of scouting, visited Brock on Jan. 19. The article attracted 1,349 people. 5.  Nine Brock grads among “40 Under Forty”The May article, which highlighted the nine Brock graduates who received the Business Link’s 40 Under Forty Business Achievement Award, attracted 875 readers. 4.  Grads with organic strawberry business win Nitsopoulos awardMarty Verhey (BBA ’10) and Nico Verhoef (BBA ’10) founded Perfect Patch Organic Growers, a Niagara company that uses leading-edge technology to grow strawberries. Their innovation won the annual $10,000 Nitsopoulos Award. The story, which appeared in the July edition, drew 958 readers.3. Brock Lore: Statue shoulder stolen in monumental prankThe left shoulder from the Queenston Heights statue of Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock ended up on the Brock campus, and 1,001 people read the tale in the April issue. We hope that you enjoyed a look back at the top 10 most-read Brock alumni articles. Look for more great Brock stories in Brock Alumni Connect in 2012.Brock Alumni Relations wishes everyone safe and happy holidays. Happy New Year! read more

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Funding shortfall forces UN agency to make cuts in food aid to

A severe lack of funding is forcing the United Nations to implement deeper cuts in food assistance to vulnerable Syrian refugees across Lebanon and Jordan, the Organization has confirmed. According to a press release issued earlier today, the World Food Programme’s (WFP) regional refugee operation remains 81 per cent underfunded and requires an immediate injection of $139 million in order to continue helping “desperate” refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey and Iraq until the end of the summer. “Just when we thought things couldn’t get worse, we are forced yet again to make yet more cuts,” said Muhannad Hadi, WFP Regional Director for the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. “Refugees were already struggling to cope with what little we could provide.” The WFP explained that since the beginning of 2015 it has sought to prioritize available funds in order to ensure continued assistance to families most in need. The growing limitations on resources, however, have already forced the UN food agency to reduce its range of assistance to 1.6 million Syrian refugees in the five countries. “We are extremely concerned about the impact these cuts will have on refugees and the countries that host them,” Mr. Hadi continued. “Families are taking extreme measures to cope such as pulling their children out of school, skipping meals and getting into debt to survive. The long-term effects of this could be devastating.” The four-year Syria conflict has generated a steady outflow of almost 4 million refugees into neighbouring countries such as Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Jordan, burdening those countries’ infrastructures and leading to overcrowded settlements where many refugees struggle amid high unemployment and precarious services. According to the latest data available, Turkey alone is host to 1,772,535 registered Syrian refugees – more than any other in the world – with about 259,000 living in 23 camps set up and managed by the Government. Meanwhile, the humanitarian impact of the crisis is only further compounded by the grim human toll which, as of today, counts 220,000 people killed and over one million injured since hostilities began. read more

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Monster Pitch Student innovators set to share business ideas

Four teams of Brock University students will present their business ideas to an all-star panel of judges Friday, March 1 as the Goodman School of Business Monster Pitch event returns for its eighth year.Inspired by the hit TV show Dragons’ Den, Monster Pitch is hosted by student club Brock Innovation Group in partnership with the Goodman School of Business and Goodman Group Venture Development (formerly BioLinc) and is sponsored by Spark Power Corp.Teams will compete for a prize pack of cash and startup support services valued at $14,000. While the judges deliberate, audience members will also have an opportunity to question the teams and vote for a fan favourite, which will receive an additional cash prize.This year’s judging panel includes: Bruce Croxon, co-host BNN’s The Disruptors and CEO of Round 13; Allie Hughes, CEO and Founder of marketing agency H&C Inc.; Deborah Rosati, Corporate Director and Founder & CEO, Women Get On Board; and Jason Sparaga, co-founder and co-CEO of Spark Power Corp. and founder of Spara Capital Partners.The competition starts at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 1 in the atrium of the Goodman School of Business building and tickets for the event are sold out.Below is the first in a series of four stories featuring the finalists of Monster Pitch, the annual student business competition hosted by the Goodman School of Business student club Brock Innovation Group. This year’s competition will be held in the Goodman atrium Friday, March 1.Monster Pitch finalist: AutoPhillFour Goodman School of Business students have a lofty goal: to revolutionize the way prescriptions are dispensed in Canadian pharmacies.The team consisting of Eiraj Ali, Julian Konigseder, Katelyn Ourednik and Hiba Tahir has created AutoPhill, a company that aims to increase automation in pharmacies to save time and reduce the chance of human error, which can have serious implications on patient health.The three-part automated system involves a kiosk that collects prescription information and payment from the customer and a separate machine with proprietary software that automatically fills the prescription once it’s been approved by a pharmacist.“Not only does it save time for the pharmacist, it saves a lot of manpower, reduces human error and it’s time saving for consumers,” Ali said.Many pharmacies already use automatic pill dispensers, but human error can occur if the pill isn’t the right dosage or the medication is incorrect. AutoPhill’s system works off individual barcodes ensuring each medication and dosage is correct when dispensing.The group came together and initially pitched the idea for AutoPhill at the November kick-off weekend for Goodman Group Venture Development. Their idea earned them first place at the pitch competition and the team has been using that momentum to move forward with the idea ever since.Through the Venture Development office, the team received access to mentors and has been able to meet with drugstore franchise owners to gain their insight and support for the product.Ali and Tahir will take the stage at Monster Pitch on Friday, March 1 on behalf of their team and are ready to share their research and enthusiasm with the competition’s judges.“I’m excited for Monster Pitch because I think this idea is really needed,” Tahir said. “Things in Canada in the pharmaceutical industry haven’t changed in years. As a country we are headed towards automation and the use of artificial intelligence; our product fits with that.”Entering an industry full of complex regulatory approvals doesn’t intimidate the team of young entrepreneurs.“There’s red tape everywhere,” Ali said. “Either we introduce this product or someone else will.” read more

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Risk Equalisation Scheme made permanent after EU approval

first_imgTHE EUROPEAN COMMISSION today approved the risk equalisation scheme which impacts those with private health insurance in Ireland.The scheme, which came into effect at the start of 2013, aimed to prevent the scenario where the cost of health insurance would vary significantly between younger, healthier people and those of an advanced age.The Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly, welcomed the EU’s approval, saying that the scheme had resulted in a “permanent and robust system of Risk Equalisation.”Reilly said that the scheme was budget neutral and had “no overall impact on the costs in the market”, adding that it supported competition in the marketplace.John O Dwyer, the Chief Executive of VHI Healthcare, said that today’s decision protected the concept of “intergenerational solidarity”.He went on to say:It ensures that the cost of providing healthcare to vulnerable members of society is shared equally by all who are insured and that older and sicker people are protected.Read: Reilly launches first ‘Early Warning Score’ for patient safety >last_img read more

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BAHAMAS Minister of Tourism Has Meeting with Executives of Paradise Island Promotion

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 25, 2018 – Nassau – Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar (centre) met with members of the Paradise Island Promotion Board at the Ocean Club Boardroom, February 19, 2018.Board Members, pictured from left: John Conway, Interim Chairman (Ocean Club, A Four Season Resort Bahamas}; George Myers, Chairman Emeritus (Bay View Suites, Paradise Island); Audrey Oswell, President & Managing Director, Atlantis Paradise Island; Minister D’Aguilar; William Naughton, Vice-Chairman/Paradise Island (Comfort Suites Paradise Island); Graeme Davis, Vice-Chairman/Cable Beach (Baha Mar Resort); and Fred Lounsberry, Chief Executive Officer.(BIS Photo/Kemuel Stubbs) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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Two adults two children hospitalized after Hazel Dell crash

first_imgFour people were hospitalized Sunday afternoon after two cars collided in Hazel Dell.Two adults and two children were injured in the crash, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. They were transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.Although details of the injuries were not included in the initial news release, it did note that: “Due to the severity of the injuries, the CCSO traffic homicide unit was called out and is currently on scene conducting an investigation.”According to the report, the accident occurred at 3:20 p.m. when a car made a left turn on the 1600 block of Northeast 78th Street. A vehicle on eastbound 78th Street turned left toward the parking lot of the Hazel Dell Goodwill store on the north side of the street. The turning vehicle drove in front of a westbound vehicle, resulting in the collision.The names of the injured people in the cars were not released.Speed and physical impairment are not thought to be factors that caused the collision, according to the report.last_img read more

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City Makes Exception for Business Posing Encroachment Threat to NS Norfolk

first_imgThe Norfolk (Va.) City Council last week voted to allow a business located under the takeoff path of a Navy airfield to open despite a city policy intended to limit the use of property in the accident potential zones surrounding military airfields.The site of the banquet hall is about one-and-a-half miles from the east end of the runway at Naval Station Norfolk Chambers Field, putting it in Accident Potential Zone 2, reported the Virginian-Pilot.Councilmembers made the exception for the banquet hall because city officials failed to inform the business owner for more than two months after she applied for permits. “If we drop the ball, the citizens shouldn’t be the ones who pay the price,” Vice Mayor Angelia Williams Graves said before voting to approve Elegant Occasions.The council’s approval overcame objections from the mayor and city planning officials.After learning of the application, the Navy voiced its opposition. “We view development at this site as an encroachment upon operations on Naval Station Norfolk,” Capt. Doug Beaver, the base’s commander, wrote in a Jan. 26 letter to the city.The Hampton Roads region of Virginia has grappled with balancing the need to protect military installations from encroachment with economic development for decades. In a 2013 plan, Norfolk agreed not to approve any “increase in intensity of incompatible uses” in accident potential zones, according to the story.“This is a slippery slope you start down once you say, ‘Well, we’ll let this one go,’” said Mayor Paul Fraim. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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India tops in selfie deaths

first_imgRio de Janerio: Selfies, which have become a global sensation in the last decade or so, have remarkably killed five times more people than shark attacks. And the death toll has crept up incrementally each year as smartphones become more sophisticated and selfie-sticks increase the range at which people can snap themselves, prompting them to take bigger risks for the perfect shot. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us Between October 2011 and November 2017, at least 259 people died taking selfies around the globe, according to India’s Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, compared to just 50 people killed by sharks in the same period. While women take the most selfies, young men, who are more prone to take risks, make up three quarters of the selfie deaths — in drownings, crashes, falls or shooting accidents. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us India, with a population of more than 1.3 billion and 800 million cell phones, holds the record for the number of people dying in the act of photographing themselves, with 159 recorded so far. That is more than half of the global total — and a testament of sorts to the nation’s love of group photos and its youthful population. India has seen selfie-snapping groups of youths die when they were hit by a train or drowning when their boat sank at the moment they were clicking the shutter. The situation has become so dire that India has set up “no selfie” zones — 16 of them in the city of Mumbai alone. Advertise With Us The country came in far ahead of Russia (16 deaths), the United States (14) and Pakistan. In Russia, people have fallen from bridges and high-rise buildings, shot themselves or even died while handling a land mine. Police issued a guide to “selfies without danger” in 2015. In the United States, most of those involved in selfie deaths fatally shot themselves while seeking the perfect pose. A number of people have fallen to their deaths at the Grand Canyon. Rescue services in Croatia used Twitter to ask tourists to “stop taking stupid and dangerous selfies” after a Canadian miraculously survived a 75-meter (250-foot) fall in the Plitvice lakes region. In January, Taiwanese social media celebrity Gigi Wu — known as the “Bikini Climber” for taking selfies on top of mountain peaks dressed in a bikini — died when she fell into a ravine. She was 36. Even when they are not fatal, selfies can be extremely macabre. In 2014, a Brazilian woman sparked rage online when she took a smiling selfie in front of the coffin of presidential candidate Eduardo Campos at his funeral. Social media influencer Sueli Toledo also caused a stir online when she posted a picture on Instagram with the caption, “My look today for the funeral of a super friend.”last_img read more

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Sylhet jolted by mild tremor

first_imgA mild earthquake jolted different parts of Sylhet on Monday morning, reports UNB.The 4.9 magnitude earthquake was felt around 10:53am.The epicentre of the earthquake was Gowhati in Assam, India, said Mahmudul Hasan Sohel, a meteorologist of Sylhet met office.last_img

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Indian cardiologist Devi Shetty coming to see Quader Hanif

first_imgIndian cardiologist Devi ShettyAwami League joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif on Monday said that renowned Indian cardiologist Devi Shetty will come to Dhaka to see the condition of ailing minister Obaidul Quader, reports UNB.The AL leader came up with the information while talking to reporters after visiting Quader at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) around 11:00am.Hanif said, ” Qauder’s condition is gradually improving. Now, the condition is somewhat better. I talked to physicians. They are optimistic over his recovery.”The medical board will decide whether the minister will be taken to Singapore. BSMMU vice chancellor Kanak Kanti Barua will brief reporters over the decision at 1:00pm, he said.Obaidul Quader was admitted to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of the hospital on Sunday morning following his breathing complications.Later, physicians found three blockages in his coronary artery following an angiogram.last_img read more

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3DPrinted Gun Debate Continues Amidst Site Takedown

first_imgStay on target Geek Pick: Juku 3Doodler Create+ Is A 3D Printing Pen SetWatch: Rocker Tries to Break World’s First 3D-Printed, Smash-Proof Guitar “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights.But I’m guessing our Founding Fathers didn’t foresee the advent of 3D printing.AdChoices广告More than 225 years after the weapon-equipped act was ratified, a U.S. federal judge has temporarily blocked the release of software that allows people to 3D-print firearms.The case dates back to the Obama administration, when the State Department demanded Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson remove online blueprints for a 3D-printable handgun and other components.The government threatened prosecution, claiming such public files violated federal export controls.In 2015, Wilson and gun rights group Second Amendment Foundation retaliated, filing suit against the State Department, which they alleged violated Wilson’s right to free speech (as promised in the First Amendment).Then, in June, President Trump’s Department of Justice offered Wilson a settlement that would allow Defense Distributed to once again publish 3D-printable CAD files.Which the 30-year-old crypto-anarchist and gun-rights activist planned to do, starting Aug. 1—the same day U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik granted a temporary restraining order against the broadcast of DIY weaponry designs.But it was already too late: Wilson began offering some files, including instructions for building an AR-15, on July 27.Lasnik is expected to hold a hearing on Aug. 10 to determine whether the order should be made permanent.DEFCAD.com, though scrubbed of all records, remains online, encouraging folks to join the fight against censorship.Local attorneys general are also gunning (pun intended) for Defense Distributed; several states on Monday filed a lawsuit against Wilson’s website, as well as the Trump administration.As of Monday, 21 state attorneys general have sued the firm. And Wilson plans to fight them all.Of course, Defense Distributed is not the only source of plastic gun plans.“Just before I wrote this piece, I typed a single phrase and found plans for multiple guns,” David French wrote for the National Review.“And, by the way, people have been making homemade guns since before the founding of the Republic,” he continued, adding that you don’t need a license to make a firearm for personal use; only for sale or distribution.“Oh, and technology for ‘undetectable’ guns existed long before 3D printing—hence the need for the Undetectable Firearms Act,” French said.Looking for more on 3D printers? Check out our news here and for information on the best ones available click over to our sister site PCMag.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Sunshine Coast light up AIME with new MICE products

first_imgCooking Schools and Tasting Temptations Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Business Events Sunshine Coast (BESC) boasted new meetings-driven developments, food tastings and other attractions at AIME in Melbourne this week.The organisation unveiled their ‘Taste of the Sunshine Coast’ stand at this year’s Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo, including operators such as Aussie World, ASV Audiovisual and RACV Noosa.Clandestino Roastery and Belmondo’s held tastings and food challenges to excite the senses and offer a glimpse into regional cuisine on offer throughout the region.“The Sunshine Coast has become a regional hot spot for food-lovers and we invite the industry and media at AIME to come and smell, taste and experience a little bit of the Sunshine Coast,” Business Events Sunshine Coast manager, Pippa McCreery said.Since its inception in July 2010, BESC has delivered strong results for the region through a multitude of different platforms. “In our first 18 months of operation we have uncovered some amazing, unique product perfectly suited to the conference and incentive buyer,” said Ms McCreery.All-new offsite venues were a talking point at AIME, as the organisation showcased a range of spectacular sites.“Over many years we’ve built a collection of unique venues across South East Queensland,” said managing director for Wicked Wolf Events, Liz Rivers.“It’s very exciting to be able include a number of the Sunshine Coast’s pristine beachside and hinterland areas in our portfolio of off-site locations,” she said.Novotel Twin Towers have added a new MICE venue, while RACV Noosa will undertake multiple renovations in 2012 providing delegates with additional space and facilities to network and unwind.Aussie World is the largest off-site venue on the Sunshine Coast, comprising eight different function areas and a capacity of 2000 guests.Locally owned and operated, ASV Audiovisual are developing fresh concepts to ‘deliver off-site venues with a difference’, such as the Opera at Strawberry Fields.BESC also released a new Navigating the Sunshine Coast map at AIME this year. “This new tool was developed to help event planners visualise the region in its entirety and the breadth and diversity of product on offer,” Ms McCreery said.The Sunshine Coast has also been chosen as the host destination for the 2012 Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) Annual Symposium, hosting 500 tourism forerunners.center_img Aussie World Expolast_img read more

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Digital Lending Easing the Mortgage Process

first_img Share February 20, 2019 1,231 Views Bank of America digital lending Down Payment HELOC Home Homeownership HOUSING Millennials mortgage platform technology 2019-02-20 Radhika Ojha in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Originationcenter_img Digital Lending: Easing the Mortgage Process Digital mortgage technology is the way forward as more homebuyers look to completing their mortgage process online and lenders are looking to ease this process for these buyers. According to a recent tech study by the STRATMOR Group on how lenders use technology in the mortgage process, the primary driver of lenders’ technology investment has shifted from regulatory concerns to a focus on improving customer service, with providing a digital experience for borrowers increasingly becoming the new reality for them.Lenders today are also enhancing their customer service through apps with new features such as person-to-person payments, personal financing managing tools, and virtual assistance, according to a global consumer survey on digital banking by Deloitte. This survey also revealed that 23 percent of consumers surveyed in the U.S. used online banking to apply for home equity or mortgage top-up loans and another 23 percent used it for mortgage and mortgage refinance. Experts from Bank of America recently gave their insights into why the digital lending process was becoming so important and the trends that would define the housing market in 2019.Enhancing the Digital Experience”With mortgage rates still low and home prices steadying, it remains a great time to buy a home and in terms of easing the process, we’re seeing a growing number of clients embracing digital mortgage technology when it comes to getting pre-approved and applying for loans,” said John Schleck, SVP, Centralized and Online Sales, Bank of America. Additionally, he said that the bank’s Digital Mortgage Experience platform was helping borrowers to also estimate the amount they could borrow while helping them to apply for a new mortgage or refinance an existing one online.Online platforms are also providing first-time homebuyers with the right resources and information that can help them take that first step towards buying a home. According to A J Barkley, SVP, Consumer Lending at Bank of America, “Without the right resources homeownership can feel like a far-off dream, particularly for first-time and modest-income buyers. Keeping prospective buyers informed about money conscious ways to buy a home like the Affordable Loan Solution mortgage and assistance programs can help make this dream a reality.”Recently, fintech provider Blend introduced a digital platform to ease the lending process for borrowers applying for Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOC),  a loan that can be used by borrowers looking at large renovation projects or even those who plan to tap into their home equity to fund a second home. “Another option is to tap the equity in a primary residence to buy a second home, either using a home equity line of credit (HELOC) or a cash-out refinance. Buyers can opt to take out a HELOC on their primary home and use those funds for a down payment to purchase a vacation home,” said Ann Thompson, SVP, Divisional Sales Executive Bank of America in a recent post on MReport.This is especially true before the spring buying season when more and more homeowners are looking to update and refresh their homes. “While DIY and smaller projects can often be covered by cash or a credit card, many homeowners are unaware that a HELOC can be a cost-effective way to fund the large-scale renovations homeowners are making today,” explained Andrew Leff, SVP, National Business Development, Bank of America.While TransUnion expects HELOC originations to double over the next five years, this isn’t the only housing trend that will define 2019. Millennials will continue to define the housing market this year too.Homebuying Trends”In 2018, millennials told us they equate homeownership with their personal and financial success. In 2019, we continue to see millennials, as well as the first Gen-Zers, taking steps toward homeownership as they weigh the important benefits of owning vs. renting,” said Hilani Kerr, Retail Sales Executive at Bank of America.For Kathy Cummings, SVP, Homeownership Solutions and Affordable Housing Programs Bank of America, her goal is to make sure that millennials are comfortable with their basics of homebuying. “As millennials reach their peak buying years, most rank homeownership high on their priority list,” she said. “My goal is to make sure that they are comfortable with the homebuying basics and how homeownership fits in their overall financial picture as they embark on this journey.”With the industry anticipating another strong spring homebuying season, Thompson said that purchase mortgage originations were expected to increase by more than 4 percent. “Prospective buyers should have their budget and plan in place so that they are ready to act,” she said.last_img read more

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first_img 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Landry, 28, most recently played for the New York Jets. He tallied 99 tackles and two interceptions last year, and owns career marks of 482 combined tackles, 5.5 sacks and six interceptions. Top Stories Just days after deciding to part with safety Adrian Wilson, the Arizona Cardinals may be lining up his replacement.Suitors for safety Laron Landry: #49ers, #Cardinals, and #Bucs. Interesting Bucs in the mix for a safety again. Could be in Goldson mix— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2013 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Originally drafted by the Washington Redskins sixth overall in 2007, Landry has a reputation for being a big hitter who is better in run support than he is in coverage. At 6-feet tall and 220 pounds Landry has good size, though he’s dealt with injury issues over the course of his career. He’s played in all 16 games just three times in six seasons. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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Journalists union denies involvement with polarising glossary

first_imgThe journalists union has had no involvement in the drafting of a bi-communal glossary, it said on Tuesday.The union was responding to accusations from a number of Greek Cypriot journalists that it had had a hand in preparing the lexicon.The bicommunal glossary was a joint undertaking between two Greek Cypriot and two Turkish Cypriot journalists, working on the project under the umbrella of the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe).The glossary contains some 50 mutually acceptable terms that journalists covering the Cyprus problem could opt to use to avoid inciting a rhetoric of tension.One of the authors is Christos Christofides, a member of the journalism ethics board, but the body publicly clarified that Christofides was not acting on behalf of the committee and it was a personal undertaking.The guidance document has drawn fierce criticism from several reporters, who have signed a petition to have it withdrawn.In a statement, the journalists union said these protesters were barking up the wrong tree.It stated that the union’s entire involvement was minimal, limited to a preliminary discussion on the glossary held at the Home for Cooperation in Nicosia, on October 9, 2017.In any case the glossary is not mandatory, and any journalist is free to adopt it, in full or in part, or reject it.“Our union is not a party to any tug of war, nor do we want any part of a polarising climate that is liable to be created over the matter.”The union said that next week an OSCE delegation will be in Nicosia for an event to unveil the glossary and also to present a journalist exchange programme between the north and south.Although it would be attending the event, “our participation does not mean that we endorse the glossary,” it stressed.You May LikePrivate Jet | Sponsored ListingsCalifornia Private Jet Rates May Surprise YouPrivate Jet | Sponsored ListingsUndoHowStuffWorksQuiz: What’s Your Mental Age?HowStuffWorksUndoJobsflagCosco Is Hiring Like Crazy. Average Pay Is $19.79/Hr. They Are An Excellent Company.JobsflagUndo Bale’s China move called off by Real MadridUndoModi versus Wild: Indian PM to join Bear Grylls in wildernessUndoIran’s Revolutionary Guards publish purported exchange with British warshipUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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