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  • Convention Centre Expression of Interest Process Concludes

    first_imgThe province and Halifax Regional Municipality have concluded the expression of interest process for a new convention centre in downtown Halifax. “A new convention centre would allow Nova Scotia to attract more world-class events, and the economic benefits they bring, to our province,” said Premier Rodney MacDonald. “This project would allow us to stay competitive and expose more people to all that we have to offer.” “Our existing convention centre has served us well over the years, resulting in millions of dollars annually in direct and indirect economic impacts for our community,” said Mayor Peter Kelly. “HRM is interested in examining, in more detail, ways in which a larger facility could contribute to the continued growth of our economy, while contributing to our community’s reputation as leaders in the hosting of world class events.” Six proponents submitted expressions of interest, and, of those six, the Rank Group and the Hardman Group were short listed. Subsequently, HRM determined that the Cogswell Street site, included in the Hardman proposal, will not be made available for a convention centre, based on the principles outlined in HRMbyDesign. Rank proposes using a site it owns, the former Halifax Herald site. The province and HRM will now work to develop a detailed project plan with cost estimates and financing options in order to facilitate a detailed analysis of potential benefits, risks, funding models and governance options associated with a new convention centre. Based on this information, if the project is approved, the Rank Group will be invited to submit a detailed proposal for consideration by the partners. The province and HRM would retain a consultant to prepare an independent detailed cost estimate to compare with the Rank proposal. Since 1984, conference visitors to Halifax have injected more than $2.2 billion in direct spending, generating 42,600 years of employment and $97 million in tax revenues to support municipal and provincial programs. According to the call for expressions of interest, the new convention centre will be located in downtown Halifax, with about 150,000 square feet of meeting space and be able to accommodate multiple large and small events at the same time.last_img read more

  • Assam flood death toll rises to 27

    first_imgGuwahati: The flood situation in Assam remained grim on Wednesday with 29 districts marooned by the deluge, which has so far claimed 27 lives and affected 57 lakh people, officials said.According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin, the Brahmaputra and its tributaries are flowing above the danger mark in various places in the state, including in Guwahati. It said the flood waters have receded from Hailakandi district but still 57.51 lakh people remain affected. Four deaths were reported from Morigaon, two each from Sonitpur andUdalguri districts, while one each from Kamrup (Metro) and Nagaon districts, mounting the toll to 27, the ASDMA said.A rhino died in the Kaziranga National Park, it said.last_img

  • Sharon Stone Praises Barrow Neurological Institutes New Leader

    first_imgAcademy Award-nominated actress Sharon Stone this week visited Barrow Neurological Institute to publicly welcome the Institute’s new leader, Michael Lawton, MD.Sharon Stone visited Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona to welcome the Institute’s new leader, Dr. Michael LawtonDr. Lawton, who succeeded Robert Spetzler, MD, as Barrow’s President and CEO in June, was Stone’s brain surgeon in San Francisco after she suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm in 2001. Stone credits Dr. Lawton with saving her life.“I am proud to welcome to Barrow the man who saved my life,” says Stone. “The majority of people who go through what happened to me do not survive, let alone recover. I’m able to be here today and walking and talking because of Dr. Lawton.”Dr. Lawton was recruited to Barrow after an extensive national search that considered many of the foremost names in neurosurgery. He was previously at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) serving as vice chairman and chief of vascular neurosurgery in the Department of Neurological Surgery.During a press conference at Barrow, Dr. Lawton announced plans to increase the Institute’s faculty, expand its campus, and grow Barrow’s prominence as the leading neurosciences institute in the United States.“I’m thrilled to join Barrow as its new leader and I’m honored that Sharon took time out of her busy schedule to welcome me on behalf of the patients I’ve treated,” said Dr. Lawton. “When I was deciding what to do in medicine, I wanted my work to have a profound effect on patients’ lives and so I chose neurosurgery. When a patient thanks me for saving their life, there is no greater reward. When that patient is a Hollywood legend and American icon like Sharon, it doesn’t get any better.”During Stone’s visit, Dr. Lawton unveiled his vision for the Institute.“I come to Barrow with the promise of expanding the Institute’s amazing accomplishments and legacy of bold innovation. The extraordinary team here will establish Barrow as the best neuroscience center in the world and will help patients like Sharon Stone make remarkable recoveries.”The new leader of Barrow outlined his three key initiatives including: transforming Barrow’s home with the addition of an innovative neuroscience workspace in the spirit of “Googleplex,” launching the Barrow Artificial Intelligence Center, and establishing a major research program called the Barrow Aneurysm and AVM Research Center.Dr. Lawton underscored that as Barrow grows its clinical and research programs, the Institute’s physical footprint also will need to expand. Barrow, which is located at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, is planning to construct a 5-story building on St. Joseph’s campus that will capture the “creative energy of the neurosciences community.”The goal of this expansion is to bring to Barrow the “same excitement as Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley, where the most-talented neuroscientists, neurosurgeons, and neurologists in the world collaborate and collide, physically and mentally, to innovate and advance our field,” he said.Dr. Lawton heralded the new Barrow Artificial Intelligence Center, saying it will make the Institute a global leader in developing clinical tools for neuroscientists, as well as better outcomes and possible cost savings for patients. The Institute has recruited one of the world’s leading artificial intelligence medical experts to lead the center and transform the speed and accuracy of neurological diagnosis and treatment.“Artificial Intelligence will change the practice of medicine in the next decade,” says Dr. Lawton. “With our new supercomputer that is more powerful than IBM Watson, we now have resources that no other neuroscience institute in the nation has and we will be leading in this space.”The Barrow Aneurysm and AVM Center will study these two deadly causes of stroke. Barrow is one of the busiest centers in the nation for treating these conditions and has a long history of clinical innovation in the management of these patients. Four top scientists recruited from around the country will form the nucleus of this research team.“There’s a dire need for increased research on brain aneurysms and other causes of bleeding in the brain,” said Dr. Lawton. “A brain aneurysm ruptures every 18 minutes in the U.S. and 40 percent of those ruptures are fatal. Two-thirds of survivors suffer permanent neurological deficits. The federal government currently only spends approximately 83 cents per year on brain aneurysm research for each person afflicted, which is simply not enough.”Dr. Lawton is no stranger to Barrow and Phoenix. Before taking the position at UCSF, he spent his seven year medical residency training at Barrow under his predecessor, Dr. Spetzler, who retired in June. While at UCSF, Dr. Lawton built a prominent cerebrovascular service and amassed a clinical experience in vascular neurosurgery unheard of for someone his age. He has treated more than 4,300 aneurysms, 800 brain arteriovenous malformations, and 1,000 cavernous malformations and is highly regarded by his peers around the globe for his surgical skills, patient care, innovation, and research efforts.Barrow, which performs more brain surgeries annually than any hospital in the United States and is home to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, has long been a world leader in health care and has treated thousands of patients from around the world. It is consistently ranked as a top hospital for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.last_img read more

  • Seminar series hosts 13 experts from home and abroad

    Professors from universities across Canada and northeastern U.S.A. will visit Brock as part of the Winter Seminar Series hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences.Thirteen seminars are scheduled between now and April, and include academics from Cornell University, Northeastern University and the University of Saskatchewan. The series co-ordinator is Vincenzo De Luca, professor of Biological Sciences.All seminars are on Fridays at 2:15 p.m. in MC H313. Scheduled seminars are as follows:Friday, Jan. 15Glenn TattersallBiological Sciences, Brock University“The ups and downs of thermoregulation”Host: Vincenzo De LucaThursday, Jan. 21Ravi ChibbarPlant Sciences, University of Saskatchwan“Genomic strategies to understand and improve low-temperature tolerance in winter wheat”Host: Vincenzo De LucaNote: This seminar is at noon in AS 201.Friday, Jan. 22Alan LaksoDepartment of Horticulture Sciences, Cornell University – New York State Agricultural Experiment Station“How climate change may affect our climate and vineyards in New York and the Northeast”Host: Andy ReynoldsFriday, Jan. 29Wendy McFadden-SmithOntario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs, Vineland Station“Dirty rotten scoundrels: Sour rot in grapes”Host: Debbie InglisFriday, Feb. 5A. Joffre MercierDepartment of Biological Sciences, Brock University“Sex, violence and hormones: A sabbatical report”Host: Vincenzo De LucaFriday, Feb. 12Michael BrownbridgeVineland Research and Innovation Centre, Vineland Station“Tales from a Travelling Insect Pathologist”Host: Michael BidochkaFriday, Feb. 19Jeannine DelwicheSensory Science and Psychophysics, Firmenich Inc., Princeton, N.J.“Individual differences in taste perception”Host: Gary PickeringFriday, Feb. 26 – READING WEEK – NO SEMINARFriday, March 5Darrell DesveauxDepartment of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto“The Needle and The Damage Done: Type III Effectors & The Plant Immune Response”Host: Charles DesprésFriday, March 19Barry ShelpDepartment of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph“Two decades of GABA research on plants”Host: Vincenzo De LucaFriday, March 26Robert PaxtonDepartment of Entomology, Cornell University“Social evolution: Insights from the sweat bees”Host: Miriam RichardsFriday, April 9Mark FastDepartment of Pathology and Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of PEI“Fish hosts and parasites:  immunological and physiological processes”Host:  Brent Wiens, grad repFriday, April 16Carolyn Lee ParsonsChemical Engineering Dept., Northeastern University“Investigating Bottlenecks to Production of Medicinal Compounds from Plant Cell Cultures”Host: Vincenzo De LucaFriday, April 23Antonet SvircevAgriculture and Agrifood Canada, Southern Crop Protection & Food Research Centre, Vineland“Biopesticides in agriculture: Present and future considerations”Host: Alan Castle read more

  • Ravens in drivers seat to end 3year playoff drought

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens are still fighting to end a three-year playoff drought even though they are riding their longest winning streak of the season.The Ravens hold a one-game lead for the sixth and final post-season spot in the AFC. Baltimore (7-5) also is within a half-game of the first-place Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North after the Ravens’ 26-16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.It was their third in a row behind rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson. He has emerged as a playmaker since taking over for Joe Flacco, who is battling a hip injury.Baltimore faces its toughest test of the season this week when the Ravens take on the high-powered Kansas City Chiefs.Flacco still has to be cleared by doctors to potentially play in that game. In the meantime, Jackson has shown that he can effectively lead the Ravens offence.“He’s getting better,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said or Jackson during the coach’s Monday news conference. “Football is like that, especially with that position. You do it practice and that’s one thing, but there’s nothing like the game. The game is where you learn the lessons kind of the hard way.“He made a few mistakes that are well-documented. He’ll learn from it just like the week before.”The Ravens have run for more than 200 yards in each of the last three games. The emergence of Gus Edwards, an undrafted rookie from Rutgers, has coincided with that success. He had two consecutive 100-yard performances before finishing with 82 yards on 21 carries against the Falcons.Edwards has taken over the starting job for Alex Collins, who was placed on IR with an injured foot.The Ravens have been able to dominate time of possession with the revamped running attack, keeping opposing offences off the field. That strategy will be especially vital this week against Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who has thrown for 3,923 yards with a staggering 41 touchdowns.“I feel like we’re controlling the clock, keeping our defence off the field, keeping them fresh, and taking the air out of their pass rush,” offensive lineman Marshal Yanda said “That’s a big deal.”The running game has also helped the Ravens defenders stay fresh late in the game. Baltimore has converted a pair turnovers into touchdowns the last two weeks and is ranked No. 1 for overall defence.“We really don’t care what people say outside,” linebacker C.J. Mosley said. “We have a standard as a Ravens defence, whether we’re home, away or at a neutral site, on how we want to play football, and that’s always been being physical at the point of attack, stopping the run and getting after the quarterback on third down.”The Ravens have bounced back from a three-game losing streak heading into their bye. That skid prompted questions about the future of Harbaugh with the franchise.Now, Baltimore can control its destiny to end the playoff drought and quiet the critics.Harbaugh is proud of the way his players responded to the adversity.“I think we have a lot of leaders and guys that have been through a lot,” Harbaugh said. “Our guys have been through a lot of challenges and that’s usually the best way of learning how to deal with adversity. I think they have done a good job.”___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLTodd Karpovich, The Associated Press read more

  • Fatal stabbings reach the highest level since the Second World War

    Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Two weeks before, 14-year-old Jaden Moodie was killed in a frenzied attack after a black Mercedes knocked him off his moped. The young boy was stabbed in the back at least eight times and left to die in the road.Last week Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced plans for new knife crime prevention orders that could be imposed on suspects aged 12 or over. Police voiced support for the powers but critics warned they risked unnecessarily criminalising young people. A separate ONS report said that over the last two decades, the Crime Survey for England and Wales has shown long-term reductions in estimates of violent crime.But levels have remained fairly flat over the last four years “indicating a change in the previous downward trend”.Nick Hurd, minister for policing, said: “Tackling the impact of violent crime remains a government priority and it is crucial to stamp this out. Since March we have taken urgent and unprecedented action which is having an impact and knife crime is stabilising in London and slowing in the rest of the country.” Rises were most pronounced for male victims aged 16 to 24. Convicted killers were most likely to be from the same age group, the figures showed.There were 132 people murdered in London – the highest for 10 years excluding those killed in terror attacks.”The rise in homicide seen in recent years has been most pronounced in male victims and those in younger age groups,” the analysis said.“This, in part, reflects the increase in serious violence in London and other cities where young adults have been disproportionately affected.”Ministers and police have come under sustained pressure to get a grip on serious violence following a number of high-profile killings.Last week, Nedim Bilgin, 17, was stabbed to death in a north London street with a so-called ‘Rambo’ knife because he refused to give up his bicycle. His grieving parents later described him as their “wonderful boy”. Harry Fletcher, director of the Victims Rights Campaign, said lack of action by police and the courts was allowing violent criminals to “laugh at the law”.“These are horrifying figures. People are now really reluctant to let their children out after dark,” he said.“But quick fixes won’t work. We need to offer these young people an alternative to gang behaviour, and we need the courts to enforce sentences that fit the crime.“The fact is that sentencing has gone ridiculously soft, and some extremely violent people are being allowed to laugh at the law.” Jaden Moodie, 14, was stabbed to death in the street after being knocked off his moped Fatal stabbings have reached the highest level on record, according to new figures revealing the scale of Britain’s knife crime crisis. The number of young people killed by knives rose by nearly 50pc last year amid a surge of murderous violence, Home Office analysis showed.Victims’ campaigners said the numbers were “horrifying” and claimed parents no longer felt safe allowing their children outside after dark.It comes as police forces across the country struggle to cope with a rising tide of violent crime. Last night policing figures accused ministers of “failing a generation” by cutting the number of officers on the streets.In the year to March 2018 there were 285 homicides in England and Wales where the method of killing was by a knife or sharp instrument, the Office for National Statistics said.It was an increase of 73 compared with 2016/17, and the highest number since records began at the end of the Second World War. The previous high was in 2008, when there were 268 victims. Jaden Moodie, 14, was stabbed to death in the street after being knocked off his mopedCredit:Metropolitan Police /PA Overall, the murder rate rose by 15pc from 606 to 695, the fourth consecutive year that the number has increased, following a steady decline.There were 179 white victims of fatal stabbings, nearly two thirds of the total, while 70, a quarter, were black. This was both the highest number and proportion of black victims ever. read more

  • Fire damages Igloo Restaurant in Vancouver

    first_imgFirefighters quickly extinguished a commercial fire Monday afternoon at the Igloo Restaurant in Vancouver’s Edgewood Park neighborhood.The fire was reported just before 3:10 p.m. at 3128 E. Evergreen Blvd. Firefighters arrived to find flames coming from an apartment on the second floor of the two-story building, said firefighter and paramedic Darrin Deming, public information officer for the Vancouver Fire Department.“They pulled a line and hit it quickly from the outside, which extinguished a good part of the fire,” Deming said. “Crews then entered the building to mop up” and ensure the fire hadn’t spread.Deming said the fire was extinguished in about 15 minutes. No one was in the apartment at the time. No injuries were reported.The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause.Deming said the apartment sustained heavy damage, displacing whomever lived there. He said the fire did not appear to spread downstairs but it is unknown at this time whether the restaurant below was damaged by smoke or water.last_img read more

  • Kuni Foundation matriarch Joan Kuni dies at 88

    first_imgJoan E. Kuni, who was behind one of the largest charitable foundations in Southwest Washington, died Wednesday at age 88.Her husband, Wayne Kuni, founded Vancouver-based Kuni Automotive in 1970 and created the Wayne D. Kuni & Joan E. Kuni Foundation before he died from lung cancer in 2006. The foundation was the largest shareholder of Kuni Automotive and in 2016 created a $50 million fund for cancer and other medical research and to enhance the lives of developmentally disabled adults — causes that were close to the Kunis’ hearts.Joan Kuni was a pioneer in advocating for her two sons and other people with intellectual disabilities. “At a time when parents of disabled children were encouraged to institutionalize them, Joan made sure that her two sons had every opportunity that her two other children had. She not only embraced the philosophy of ‘different, not less,’ she quietly blazed a trail of inclusion and lifelong enrichment for individuals with intellectual disabilities,” the foundation said Friday in a prepared statement.Joan Kuni was particularly concerned with how adults could age in place and researched best practices around the country. In 2013, she helped lead the development of Stephen’s Place, a residential community on Ellsworth Road in Vancouver for adults with developmental disabilities.The foundation provided funding to construct the facility, named after a member of the Kuni family who died at age 25, and continues to provide general operating support.“Joan’s determination and advocacy on behalf of her sons continues to have a profound, positive ripple effect throughout a community that is all too often marginalized. The Wayne D. Kuni & Joan E. Kuni Foundation is honored to continue her legacy of compassion, inclusion and advocacy,” the foundation said.last_img read more

  • NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

    first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Sales Manager at Bill Dube HyundaiFull-Time (Temporary) Summer Manufacturing Associate at LubrizolFull-Time Machine Operator at LubrizolPart-Time Sales Floor Team Member at TargetPart-Time Electronics Team Member at TargetFull-Time Reagent Manufacturing Supervisor at T2 BiosystemsFull-Time Supervisor (GEMS Breed) at Charles River LabsFull-Time Sales District Leader at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Plumbing Apprentice at Super Service TodayFull-Time Technology Trainer at SOVOS Compliance(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of June 30, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

  • Examining The State Of The Energy Industry And Environmental Issues Facing Houston

    first_img Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /13:10 center_img We continue our 4th annual State of Houston series, exploring the state of Greater Houston education, transportation, energy and the environment, and immigration.Today we discuss the state of the energy industry and learn about environmental issues facing the region with News 88.7 reporter Travis Bubenik. pexels.com Sharelast_img

  • Making liquid power

    first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Power is a game of supply and demand. Unfortunately, it is also a very time sensitive game. You not only have to make the right amount of power, but you have to make it at the right time. Power is largely a perishable commodity. It can be stored in a battery, for a limited amount of time, but eventually it will wear out. This can be an issue with human generated power, but when you deal with greener methods of power, like solar and wind, we don’t always have control over how much power is generated and when it is generated. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Making liquid power (2011, March 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-03-liquid-power.html Explore further More information: www.highview-power.com/wordpress/?page_id=5 © 2010 PhysOrg.com Engineer aims to regulate varying wind power Since this creates a variety of issues with power generation, and potential waste, researchers have been interested in ways to store the power in the longer term. So, how do you keep your power in storage? You make it into a liquid.Scientists at Britain’s Highview Power Storage have figured out how to convert its excess energy into liquid air. The system that does this, which has been dubbed the CryoEnergy System, is like a very big power cold storage unit. The power uses the excess energy to power large refrigeration units. These units cool the powered air down to a temperature of -196 C, which causes it to liquefy. This air liquid, which is also known as cryogen, can then be stored in an insulated tank, that has an ambient pressure of about 1 bar. When the power is needed, at high demand times, the air can be released into a sealed space. When the liquid reaches boiling temp, above -196C, the liquid will expand more than 700% and being to spin that staple of power generation, a turbine.The energy return on the process is about 50%. The CryoEnergy System has been in use at Scotland’s Slough Heat & Power plant for the past nine months.last_img read more

  • Beautifully meshed

    first_imgThe show titled Tactile and Intangible Melodies by Robin Passi that started off on 21 August at Alliance Francaise De in the Capital displays works made up of mirrors and wire mesh. The pieces displayed were along the path between sculpture and relief, art and design and the art object and art installation. Passi used mirrors of different sizes to catch reflections of different parts of the environment which creates new relations between space and form. Using mirrors and wire-mesh, he used its flow which pulls together the myriad of reflecting mirrors into a mythical stream of light. So in a sense elements of the tactile and tangible world and evokes intangible myths were been used. But like all myths there has to the some reality for their intangible messages to latch onto, to be believable. His metal orbs with mirrors in them, which, when hung from trees remind one of how bird-lovers carry their caged song-birds to hang from their branches to hear their melodies. These mirror-encrusted globes evoke birdsong in the visual form of reflections. The works reflected the artiste’s search for meaning from the raw material of day-to-day life, and in doing so he gave us hope for a future filled with creativity, variety and sensitivity.last_img read more

  • This Gizmo Literally Lets You See Through Walls

    first_img 2 min read August 16, 2016 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img I’ve always wondered what it would be like to have x-ray vision. As a homeowner and frequent do-it-yourself renovator, I’ve especially wondered — and needed — to know exactly what’s inside a wall.Hey, dreams can become reality. Enter Walabot DIY, a gizmo that attaches to your smartphone via a magnet. Its sensors can “see” things within your walls, such as plastic and metal pipes, electrical wires and studs. Israel-based Vayyar Imaging, the 3-D imaging sensor company behind Walabot DIY says it can see up to four inches deep into walls made of drywall or even cement.Related: Say Howdy to This Rolling, Robot CowboySo, it’s kind of like a traditional stud finder, but with super x-ray vision steroids.Owning a home and doing renovations yourself can be a treacherous undertaking. Cutting or hammering through walls can be dangerous if you don’t know what’s inside of them — namely gas pipes, live electrical wires, water pipes, you name it.Related: China’s Car-Swallowing Bus Is Apparently for RealThe Walabot DIY can apparently even detect motion, so if you think you have a rodent problem, it can probably confirm it. Check out the promotional video above.To start, Walabot DIY will be compatible with Android phones only. You can pre-order one for $199. Eventually, they will retail starting at $299. Register Now »last_img read more

  • President Selected from Within LRES Corporation

    first_img 2018-05-07 Staff Writer President Selected from Within LRES Corporation LRES Corporation, a residential and commercial real estate services company based in Orange, Calif. that provides nationwide valuations, REO asset management, and HOA solutions for the mortgage and real estate industry, announced the promotion of their chief strategy officer Mark R. Johnson to the role of the company’s President.“Since joining LRES just over a year ago, Mark has proven himself to be a forward-looking and visionary leader,” said Roger Beane, CEO of LRES. “In that year, he has greatly distinguished himself by propelling the company forward in both our strategy and direction. His passion to improve the valuation industry through efficient workflows and advanced data science will influence our corporate objectives and initiatives as we enter the next phase of our growth.”As chief strategy officer at LRES, Johnson implemented actionable strategic priorities based on changing market conditions, evolving technical advances, and his understanding of the industry’s competitive landscape. He spearheaded numerous core company initiatives that Beane describes as “transformative”, while also developing the company’s business partnerships in order to position LRES for continued growth.Johnson has more than 20 years of executive experience with Fortune 500 companies in the mortgage industry, and has earned a reputation for consistently meeting or exceeding annual strategic goals and budget forecasts. Prior to LRES, he served as division president of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings, and as division president and chief operating officer of Lender Processing Services, now known as Black Knight Financial Services.“I am thrilled to accept this expanded role with Roger and the team,” said Johnson. “LRES is a great company with strong leadership, and a desire to leverage all of the latest technology, data, and analytical tools that are available. It is an exciting time for LRES and the industry.” May 7, 2018 540 Views center_img in Featured, Headlines, journal, News, Servicing Sharelast_img read more

  • The cases in the outbreak from Connecticut Florid

    first_imgThe cases in the outbreak from Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Wisconsin.Although the investigation is ongoing, CDC’s analysis of epidemiologic information indicates that contaminated fresh basil is the “likely” cause of the illnesses.The FDA’s traceback investigation indicates that the fresh basil available at points of sale where consumers became ill was exported to the U.S. by Siga Logistics. The FDA has requested a voluntary recall and the firm has agreed.It has also increased import screening on basil and will continue to investigate the cause and source of the outbreak as well as the distribution of products.  As this outbreak investigation continues, the FDA will work with its Mexican food safety regulatory counterparts to better define the cause and source of this outbreak.  U.S. labor hearing tackles produce industry challe … Chile: Fruit exports contract in H1 as leading com … You might also be interested in July 25 , 2019 center_img The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other authorities are investing a multistate outbreak of cyclospora illnesses potentially linked to fresh basil imported from Mexico.It has advised consumers not to eat basil exported by Siga Logistics de RL de CV located in Morelos, Mexico, and for restaurants, retailers, distributors, importers and suppliers not to sell or serve its basil.So far there have been 132 illnesses and four hospitalizations, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The FDA suspects the basil was served at restaurants in four states – Florida, Minnesota, New York, and Ohio. Mexico lifts tariffs on U.S. apples … BayWa, RWA announce robotics challenge to promote … last_img read more

  • Our View It is time partition entered public debate

    first_imgIN AN interview he gave to Phileleftheros last Sunday, President Anastasiades was asked whether there was another path if the Cyprus problem could not be solved.“There would have to be a sincere exchange with all the political forces to establish what would be the ‘plan B’ that would create conditions of peace, protect Hellenism and secure the functionality of the state,” he responded. “This is not for now. It is something all of us must, if and when such a need arises, with sincerity, once we have analysed all givens, the international scene and international factors with seriousness, concentrate on how we create a stable peace and prospects for the future of all Cypriots …. After the experience of the dialogue of the last five years, I should say that I have crystallised how viable or how unviable are the factors that could lead to a real peace.”While the president refused to go into specifics about ‘plan B’, it was very clear he was referring to partition, the settlement that dares not speak its name, at least when Greek Cypriot politicians are speaking in public.In private, speaking to ministers, Anastasiades has brought up the issue of partition, claiming that he was resigned to it because he did not see reunification working. He probably arrived at this conclusion some time ago, given his half-hearted participation in the talks since January and his attempts to prevent the June conference in Switzerland, which he grudgingly attended and contributed to its collapse while putting all blame on the Turkish side.If he has made up his mind about what is viable, should he not share this with the electorate now that he is seeking a second term? Why is he hiding his views from the people? Twice he mentioned the word ‘sincerity’ in the above comment, yet by keeping people in the dark about his plans, he is not being very sincere with the electorate. If he has arrived at the conclusion that negotiated partition is the best guarantee for peace and the future security of Greek Cypriots, should he not be saying so in his election speeches, rather than springing it on people after his election? That would be the right thing to do and it would open up the debate about what kind of settlement we really want.But there has never been an honest public debate about the type of settlement we want. In the 43 years since the invasion, the issue – monopolised by a clique of self-serving politicians, journalists and lawyers – has been characterised by dishonesty in the form of empty promises, setting unattainable targets, meaningless stands on principle and the relentless cultivation of false hopes. It is a game for clique members only, members who have seen their careers prosper and flourish by keeping the problem unsolved while pretending they have the population’s best interests at heart. All their high-sounding rhetoric is aimed at preserving the very status quo they dismiss as unacceptable.Two other candidates, Nicolas Papadopoulos and Giorgos Lillikas have been promising a new strategy on the Cyprus problem that is guaranteed to preserve division. Rather than openly say that they are opposed to reunification because they believe partition is better for the Greek Cypriots, they support a so-called strategy that will inexorably lead to this.The irony is that many Greek Cypriots may well be ready for a settlement based on the separation of the two communities. After all, we did not see or hear many protesting about Anastasiades’ failure to seize the opportunity for a deal at Crans-Montana, an indication that not many feel very strongly about a federation that would lead to reunification.It is time the option of partition entered public debate, and there is no better time for it than an election campaign. It is time politicians stopped hiding behind new strategies, conditions the other side will never accept and talks of ‘plan Bs’ they are unwilling to discuss in public. 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