CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Investigators say a Canadian Pacific freight train was parked and began to move on its own before it derailed and killed three crew members on the Alberta-British Columbia boundary.The Transportation Safety Board says the westbound train had been parked on a grade for two hours near Field, B.C., when the westbound train started rolling.Carmichael describes how treacherous this terrain is. From Lake Louise to Golden it is very rough, though CP would be better poised to answer exactly what challenges are present pic.twitter.com/HkLwl6XRz6— Tom Ross (@Tommy_Slick) February 5, 2019The board says the crew had just boarded the train but weren’t yet ready to depart.It says the train gained speed well in excess of the 32 km/h maximum for the tight turns in the mountain pass.READ MORE: Three workers dead in B.C. train derailmentSome 99 cars carrying grain and two locomotives derailed at a curve ahead of a bridge.The derailment claimed the lives of three workers who were living in Calgary: conductor Dylan Paradis, engineer Andrew Dockrell and trainee Daniel Waldenberger-Bulmer.James Carmichael with the TSB started the afternoon by offering his condolences to the families of the three men who were killed.The TSB investigation will now focus on why the loss of control took place. Carmichael pointed out that it’s too early to say what contributing factors were present during the crash and they are dealing with the most challenging railway territory in North AmericaEvery other factors, from weather, to maintenance history will be examined before a conclusion can be offered. It is too early to say what the contributing factors are. Carmichael adds this is some of the most challenging railway territory in North America.— Tom Ross (@Tommy_Slick) February 5, 2019 Electronic communications from the crew will be reviewed. Carmichael cannot say if CP was in regular contact with the crew while the train was parked— Tom Ross (@Tommy_Slick) February 5, 2019The union representing the workers, Teamsters Canada, said its focus now is on remembering the victims but is calling for change from the federal government on rail-related crashes.It noted eight people have lost their lives in rail incidents within the past year.WATCH: Three workers dead following CP rail derailment in B.C. WATCH: Field in fear of more derailments With files from The Canadian Press
5 September 2008The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has urged countries to make good on the promises they made this week at a high-level conference in Ghana devoted to making international aid more effective. In 2005, over 100 countries, international organizations and civil society groups came together at the Second High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness to examine how to improve aid delivery and effectiveness. They agreed on the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, which includes 56 partnership commitments to strengthen ownership, harmonization, managing for results, and mutual accountability.The Third High-Level Forum, held this week in Accra, focused on taking stock of progress since the Paris commitments. The meeting concluded yesterday with the adoption of the Accra Agenda for Action which aims to deepen implementation of the Paris Declaration and respond to emerging aid effectiveness issues.“We are happy that the discussions in Accra went beyond aid quality and addressed the development context and the catalytic role of aid,” said Kemal Dervis, UNDP Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group, which unites 28 UN entities to deliver more effective support to developing countries.“The Accra Agenda for Action calls for an urgent response: we must follow through on these commitments. We cannot wait,” he added in a statement issued yesterday.Mr. Dervis stressed the need to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the set of anti-poverty targets world leaders have pledged to achieve by 2015 – and “make a difference in the lives of poor people.”The Administrator added that the commitment and urgency with which the promises made in Accra have been made must be carried forward to the high-level event on the MDGs to be convened on 25 September in New York, as well as the Doha Financing for Development Review Conference at the end of November.“These opportunities do not come every day, or indeed every year,” he stated. “This is the year not only of commitments, but of action through better quality aid, more development resources and visible results.”According to a new UN report released yesterday, trade and aid are still major barriers to achieving the MDGs, despite significant progress in debt relief for the poorest States.“Delivering on the Global Partnership for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)” – prepared by the MDG Gap Task Force – found that donors will need to boost their development assistance by $18 billion a year between now and 2010 if they are to meet the Goals.
30 September 2010The United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Portugal have joined forces to bring laptops to schools in developing countries. The United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Portugal have joined forces to bring laptops to schools in developing countries.Under ITU’s “Connect a School, Connect a Community” initiative, Portugal, through its own eSchool International programme, will help provide comprehensive technological solutions for schools in several countries. Twenty nations will take part in the first phase, which will test innovative approaches to using information and communication technology (ICT) in the classroom and measure their impact.One school in each of the 20 participating countries will receive up to 50 new laptops equipped with software and educational content, along with wireless modems and broadband Internet connectivity.“We are on the edge of an exciting new frontier,” said ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré, congratulating Portugal for its leadership and willingness to share its experiences with other countries.“With the help of broadband-supported applications in schools, we now have the chance to bring information and knowledge to children all around the world.”Launched last year, “Connect a School, Connect a Community” aims to facilitate public-private partnerships to connect all schools to broadband Internet services so that schools can also serve as community centres for ICT.
In a ceremony in Tillo, Sudan’s Joint Military Commission (JMC) officially handed over the duties it has been undertaking for the past three years to the UN Mission, in accordance with a comprehensive peace agreement reached in January between the Sudanese Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), which ended Africa’s longest civil war. UNMIS will eventually deploy some 10,000 UN Security Council-mandated troops and 700 civilian police to monitor the peace agreement, maintain stability in southern Sudan and ensure the safe return home of millions of internally displaced persons (IDPs). In his speech during the hand-over ceremony, UNMIS Chief Jan Pronk commended the JMC for their professionalism and their outstanding performance. He praised JMC for the full cooperation it extended to the UN mission. Mr. Pronk pledged that UNMIS will do its utmost to live up to the legacy that JMC will be leaving behind and to build on it. “That’s what the people in Nuba Mountains expect and that’s what we promise to deliver” he said.
OSU redshirt junior wide receiver Michael Thomas (3) dives towards the end zone during the first quarter of a game against Western Michigan at Ohio Stadium on Sept. 26. OSU won, 38-12. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorOhio State’s defense performed well once again, but redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones got most of the headlines as the Buckeyes’ offense finally began to show signs of life again.OSU racked up 511 yards of total offense and 25 first downs as the Buckeyes steamrolled a tough WMU side that really made the Scarlet and Gray work. Jones improved remarkably from his last outing as he threw for 288 yards on 19 of 33 attempts for two touchdowns and an interception. Ezekiel Elliott added 124 yards and a touchdown on the ground on 16 carries to lead the rushing attack.OSU’s offense, which looked nothing short of horrible last week, made big plays throughout the game.Jones threw two touchdowns of over 35 yards. The first was to redshirt junior wide receiver Michael Thomas and the second was to redshirt sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall.Sophomore H-back Curtis Samuel had two plays of 40 yards: a reception in the second quarter and an electrifying rushing touchdown in the second half.Senior defensive tackle Adolphus Washington added an interception return for a touchdown as the Buckeye defense scored for the third straight week.WMU’s offense played very well throughout the game, racking up 338 yards of offense and 20 first downs while dominating the time of possession battle. However, it was unable to break down the OSU defense, save some spectacular plays by junior receiver Daniel Braverman, who OSU coach Urban Meyer admitted was the best receiver the Buckeyes have come across in the 2015 campaign so far.Braverman tallied 10 receptions for 123 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown reception, to help lead the WMU offense. Freshman running back Jamauri Bogan added 93 yards on the ground on 23 carries, while junior quarterback Zach Terrell compiled 169 yards and two touchdowns through the air.By the numbers:9 – The number of consecutive games that Elliott has tallied 100 yards or more on the ground.288 – Jones’ career high in passing yards, which he set on Saturday.26 and 13 – WMU is the first common opponent that No. 2 Michigan State and OSU have played. MSU beat the broncos by 13 at home earlier this year, while the Buckeyes won by 26.27 – Although WMU falls to 1-3 on the season, the future is bright for the program. Next year, WMU has the highest-ranked recruiting class outside of the Power 5 conferences at No. 27 (which is higher than teams like Wisconsin, Nebraska and Northwestern). OSU, meanwhile, has the top-ranked recruiting class for next year.100 – The number of weeks all-time that OSU has been ranked No. 1 in AP poll, as the Week Five poll still has the Buckeyes in the top spot. Oklahoma holds the record, at 101 weeks.
DETBOS, OKC+1.4 (Note that all of these gains and losses are for 2014-15 only — they don’t take into account draft picks exchanged or even the future implications of picking up a player and his contract.)As SB Nation’s Paul Flannery noted, this trade deadline didn’t really make much difference despite all the chaos in the final hectic minutes.Sure, the top team, Miami, added about 2.4 wins over the rest of the season, and Phoenix brought up the rear with a loss of more than 3 WAR when the dust settled. The moves may have kept the Heat afloat for the playoffs (especially in light of the subsequent news that Chris Bosh would be lost for the season with blood clots) and signaled the death knell for the Suns’ postseason chances.But the rest of the biggest movers and shakers on deadline day either had already locked up a playoff slot (Washington and Oklahoma City took steps back but are near 100 percent playoff probability by our projections anyway) or didn’t have a prayer no matter what they did (the Celtics, for all their improvements on deadline day, are still staring at a mere 12.1 percent chance of making the playoffs).The exception to this might be the Detroit Pistons. Two weeks ago, the Pistons clung to a meager 9.9 percent probability of making the playoffs, according to our model. Now they have a 47.8 percent chance of making the postseason and have jumped from 21st to 16th in the power rankings — some of that thanks to the 1.4-WAR boost they picked up at the trade deadline with Reggie Jackson (an upgrade made doubly positive by the discarding of sub-replacement level guard D.J. Augustin).Aside from the Pistons, however, it seems as though few of Thursday’s moves will upend the playoff picture in either conference.At any rate, many of the trades yielded positive WAR simply by jettisoning a poor player from the roster. Take, for instance, Sacramento’s trade of Ramon Sessions to Washington. It netted a solid player in return — Andre Miller is expected to generate 0.8 WAR for the Kings over the rest of the season — but removing Sessions was the bigger windfall in terms of 2014-15 WAR. Sessions’ -5.1 predictive RPM combined with an expectation of 17 minutes per game to potentially deliver -1.0 WAR to Sacramento before it traded him away.As for the rankings themselves, the New Orleans Pelicans were the biggest movers since two Mondays ago — and in a very bad way. They lost all-everything forward Anthony Davis to a shoulder sprain that will cost him several weeks of action, which coupled with an ongoing injury to Jrue Holiday — and the addition of RPM disaster Norris Cole — to drop the Pelicans 11 ranking slots. RPM says their depleted roster projects to be the fourth-worst in basketball over the next week.The Dallas Mavericks dropped eight slots in this edition of the rankings. Adding Amar’e Stoudemire didn’t help, but the biggest changes were an injury to Chandler Parsons and the return of statistical enigma Rajon Rondo to their lineup. Rondo’s having a subpar season by the numbers, and short-term RPM gives him a rating near the replacement level. But at least Dallas is still 99.5 percent likely to make the playoffs, according to our simulations.Looking for good news? The Los Angeles Clippers rose six spots in the rankings from two weeks ago. Usually changes to the power ratings are due to player movement, injuries or other reallocations of minutes, but in the case of the Clippers, the improved play of Jamal Crawford has also played a role. Crawford still carries a negative RPM rating, but he’s averaging 22.8 points per game over his last four outings and has been present for some of the Clippers’ best basketball — they’ve averaged a +17.5 scoring margin per game with him on the floor over the past two weeks.Finally, let’s give a hand to the New York Knicks. While they’ve been a fun punchline all season, they’ve been in a dogfight with the Philadelphia 76ers for last place in our rankings all season. But after a season-ending injury to Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks have separated themselves from the pack, easily ranking as the least-talented team in the NBA this week. With the likes of RPM ne’er-do-wells Jose Calderon, Jason Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. projected to soak up huge minutes for the rest of the season, Jim Dolan’s team is truly a fitting “Hope Diamond in his loser’s tiara.” DENPHI, POR+0.7 MILPHO+0.0 PHODET, MIA, MIL-3.2 After a week’s hiatus because of the All-Star break, we’re back with FiveThirtyEight’s NBA Power Ratings.There are more than a few trade deadline-related changes to the rankings this week, but before I get to those, a quick explanation of how these numbers work: Teams are ranked according to a projection of their strength over the upcoming week using Real Plus-Minus (RPM) player ratings provided by Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi. For more details on these numbers, see our introductory rankings post.In many ways, ranking the league after a reshuffling of players — like Thursday’s trade deadline — is precisely what power ratings such as these are intended to do. Because they’re based on the underlying talent of the players on each team’s roster, they ought to be able to account for player movement more quickly than ratings that require the new-look teams to play together a bunch of times.So, how much did the deadline really shake up the league? Here’s a look at the statistical effect of deadline trades on each team, in terms of the RPM wins above replacement (WAR) they are projected to gain or lose over the remainder of the 2014-15 schedule: NYKHOU-0.5 MIANOP, PHO+2.4 PORDEN+0.4 NOPMIA, OKC, PHO-0.1 BOSDET+2.1 UTAOKC+0.2 MINBRK-0.2 TEAMTRADED WITHNET WAR PHIDEN, HOU, MIL-0.1 SACWAS+1.8 OKCNOP, UTA-0.7 WASSAC-0.9 BRKMIN+0.4 HOUNYK, PHI+0.3
It’s certainly no secret that tablets — especially Apple’s iPad and iPad 2 — are hot. Consumer interest continues building as new models arrive on retail shelves. Motorola, Asus, and Acer have all had moderate success with their Android tablets and HP’s TouchPad is set to launch on July 1st.Speaking at Open Mobile Summit, analyst Richard Windsor feels that tablet pricing is about to begin a major slide. With Samsung firing up its new display manufacturing facility, and PC vendors (who are used to operating on slim profit margins) arriving on the scene, Windsor says sought-after tablets — including future offerings from Apple — should sell for about $300. It’s probably worth noting that a select few tablets are already available at this price — Viewsonic’s 1Ghz Tegra 2G tablet has even been sale priced as low as $249 on some sites.That’s not the only reason Windsor’s claim certainly doesn’t sound like a revelation. Tablets are, after all, just getting started as a mainstream gadget. When netbooks first started selling, an underpowered 7″ cost around $500 — now you can pick up a dual-core Atom netbook for less than $200. Historically, gadgets have always gotten cheaper as time passes.Does that necessarily mean Apple will need to drop its prices to maintain brisk sales? Definitely not. This is, after all, a company that was rumored to be launching a netbook competitor and then outed the MacBook Air at around $1,000. Apple will continue selling its products at prices consumers are willing to pay in order to be a part of its experience.Read more at Cnet
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A gender imbalance at the highest levels of South Australia’s legal profession will be targeted by new moves to enable more women to become barristers and judges, according to an ABC report.The report says the Courts Administration Authority (CAA) is in the process of creating a position that will make it easier for female lawyers to be admitted to the Bar.There are currently 14 judge’s associate positions in the South Australian Supreme Court. The roles are often sought by law graduates.The new associate role, available exclusively to practising female solicitors, will help women gain the experience needed to be considered for acceptance to the Bar.South Australia’s Chief Justice Chris Kourakis said he hoped a larger pool of female barristers would lead to more women becoming judges in the future.“You really have to tailor individual measures and solutions to the environment that you’re tackling,” Justice Kourakis told 891 ABC Adelaide.“More than 50 per cent of legal practitioners generally are women but only 25 per cent of barristers are women.”Justice Kourakis said it was unacceptable that women continue to be underrepresented in senior ranks within the legal profession.“For several decades now, an equal number of women have graduated from our law schools as men. So we can’t any longer say it’ll just happen with time,” he said.“We have to take special measures.“This is an additional special position for women who’ve been in practice for several years. It will be rotated every year to 18 months.”The CAA has submitted an application to the Equal Opportunities Tribunal seeking permission to only advertise the position to female candidates.“It’s startling that we have to, in effect, acknowledge that we’ve got this problem to request permission for a special measure,” Justice Kourakis said.“The acknowledgement is as important as the position we’re creating.”
Antonio Rudiger is confident his “quality” team-mate Gonzalo Higuain will deliver the goals for Chelsea in today’s Carabao Cup final.The Argentine striker ended a disappointing five-month loan spell at AC Milan in January after managing just six goals in 15 Serie A games in favour of a reunion with former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.After initially turning down a move to Stamford Bridge last summer, Higuain chose to go ahead with a loan switch to Chelsea this time around in an effort to rediscover the brilliant form he once displayed under Sarri.Aside from a brace in Chelsea’s 5-0 win over Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on February 2, however, Higuain has since failed to find the net in his last two appearances.But Sarri is expected to start Higuain in today’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley and Rudiger is confident the 31-year-old will bring home the goals with the right service from the Chelsea team.“Everyone knows Gonzalo is a goalscorer,” Rudiger told the club website.“You have to adapt to things but he played in Spain and he played in Italy and he has always mainly played for big clubs and he knows the pressure.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Of course at the moment it is difficult for him because the team has been struggling but still he is for me a quality striker and if he gets the chance and he gets the service, he will be great for us.”The last time Chelsea met City ended in a humiliating 6-0 defeat in the Premier League just two weeks ago.And Rudiger has warned the Blues that a repeat performance is unacceptable given what’s at stake today.“First of all, it is a final, a trophy is on the line,” said the German defender.“In the league, the other week people were not thinking that we would get beaten 6-0, and this is something we need to be careful of because that kills reputations.“In this final, we have to put a different performance than in the last game against City. We have to go with the right approach in this match.”The Carabao Cup final between City and Chelsea will begin at 5:30 PM (CET) at Wembley today.MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City scores his team’s third goal past Kepa Arrizabalaga of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
MIAMI LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) – Federal authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding a man who, they said, robbed a bank in Northwest Miami-Dade, Saturday afternoon.According to the FBI, the subject entered the Bank of America in the area of Northwest 186th Street and 67th Avenue, near Miami Lakes, at around 1:20 p.m.The robber, shown in surveillance stills wearing a white T-shirt over a gray pullover, demanded money from a cashier before escaping on foot with an undisclosed sum of cash.There were customers inside the bank at the time, but no one was hurt.If you have any information on this robbery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Regional carrier Air Costa has obtained permission to run flights across the country and it is expected to operate flights to Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Varanasi and Pune from next summer.The airline, promoted by Vijayawada-based construction firm LEPL Group, has received a no-objection certificate (NoC) from the ministry of civil aviation to have a pan-India presence.”Pan-India operations shall commence from the summer schedule 2016,” said Vivek Choudhary, deputy chief executive officer at Air Costa.Currently, the South Indian regional airline runs 32 daily flights linking nine cities such Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Tirupati, Coimbatore, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada.The carrier will expand its fleet to five aircraft by February 2016 by adding two Embraer E190 (110 seater) aircraft, Choudhary said.Air Costa, which started its operations two years ago, currently holds a market share of 1% in domestic traffic.But Air Costa’s pan-India plans may be difficult to execute as many regional carriers had failed to taste success as they were hit by huge cost and poor demand.Owing to poor bookings, Religare Voyages Ltd, which runs Air Mantra, had shut down its operations just after eight months of running flights, Mint reported. Air Mantra operated daily flights connecting Amritsar and Chandigarh.Similarly, MDLR Airlines Pvt. Ltd stopped its operations in October 2009. The operators such as Star Aviation Pvt. Ltd, ZAV Airways Pvt. Ltd, Jagson Airlines Ltd and King Air Pvt. Ltd, who got approval to run regional flights, staying away from starting operations due to “high jet fuel prices and the economic slowdown of 2008”.However, Air Costa chairman Ramesh Lingamaneni is optimistic about the airline’s growth as he sees “next big growth” coming from tier II and III cities. He said that the carrier is looking to purchase more planes to run flight to these cities.
Kolkata: A flash in the third rail at one station led to suspension of Metro railway services in the Up direction for nearly 50 minutes on Friday, inconveniencing commuters during the peak hours in the evening, a spokesperson said. The flash was noticed at 5.34 pm at Mahanayak Uttam Kumar station after a Dum Dum bound train left it, said Metro spokesperson Indrani Banerjee. “The station master informed the control room immediately and power supply to the third rail was stopped at 5.38 pm,” Banerjee said, adding that Metro services in the Up direction towards Dum Dum was stopped. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAfter inspecting the site of the incident, senior electrical and maintenance officials of Metro Railway found that there was no reason to worry and gave the go-ahead for resuming the train services, she said. Meanwhile, for dismantling of existing concrete girder of all spans of Majherhat Road overbridge on Up and Down passenger line over platforms 1, 2 and 3 at Majherhat station on Ballygunge-Budge Budge section, there will be a 36 hour traffic and power block from 5.05 pm on January 27 to 5.05 am on January 29. Consequently, 3 Up and 2 Down Sealdah-Budge Budge-Sealdah locals will remain cancelled, while 7 pairs of Sealdah-Budge Budge-Sealdah locals and 1 pair of Naihati-Budge Budge local will short terminate/short originate at New Alipore station on January 27.
KAYAK.com.au has announced the launch of the KAYAK bot for Facebook Messenger in Australia. The innovative featured update allows Aussie travellers to use a bot to search, plan, book and manage their travel.The KAYAK bot gives users ideas for where they can go within their budget, shows them when the best time to travel is, and will keep them right up-to-date with their travel plans – all from the convenient location of Messenger. The booking process can even be started within Messenger, keeping everything in one easy-to-access place.With a dedicated team of engineers constantly developing the new feature and through the bot’s intuitive user response system, functionality will only look to increase, offering Australian users an unparalleled travel booking experience through their mobile.How to use the bot:Start: Open Facebook Messenger. Open a new message. Put KAYAK in the “to” field and off we go (make sure to ‘like’ the KAYAK AU page on Facebook first)Plan: Start by messaging us with your travel plans (e.g. flights to Palma de Mallorca tomorrow, hotels in Rome tonight, cars in Porto on July 20, things to do in Munich). After a few questions, we’ll search hundreds of other travel sites simultaneously for the info you need. Then, we’ll message you back with a summary of your results or curated suggestionsFilter: You can further narrow your search by giving us more information about your preferences; like ‘non-stop only,’ ‘no XYZ Airline,’ or ‘only 5-star hotels.’Explore: If you are looking for some inspiration, just ask the bot “where can I go for $300” (or whatever amount you choose) and we’ll give you all the available options within that budgetBook: After looking through our suggestions, when you find an option you like, simply click “Book.” You will be sent directly to our provider’s booking pageManage: For users with a KAYAK account, link your account to Facebook via your KAYAK Trips settings. This will allow you to receive real-time notifications for gate changes, flight delays or check-in status via Messenger. You can also access your bookings and other details of your Trips through Messenger“We’re pleased to introduce the KAYAK Messenger bot to Aussie travellers. The bot is another way to offer the most innovative and cutting-edge technology to our users. Now travellers can search, book and manage their travel from beginning to end in one convenient location. They can even use emojis to find and book their next trip!” comments Debby Soo, KAYAK Vice President APAC.This integration with Messenger in Australia follows hot on the heels of the latest US application launches. KAYAK for Slack (where individuals and teams are helped to search for travel options) and Amazon Alexa (where the bot is plugged with KAYAK data to help answer users all those burning travel questions). KAYAK.com.auSource = KAYAK
Acquisition Incenter Interactive Mortgage Advisors 2016-02-17 Staff Writer in Headlines, News, Technology Incenter LLC, a Blackstone portfolio company headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, recently announced that it has signed a definitive agreement, subject to customary closing conditions, to acquire the assets of Interactive Mortgage Advisors, LLC (IMA).According to a press release from Incenter, the acquisition is expected to close by March 31, 2016.“The union with Incenter is a game changer for our clients as it allows them to benefit from a broader array of service and product offerings, including additional secondary markets services, world class analytics and access to capital,” said Thomas M. Piercy, Managing Director for Interactive Mortgage Advisors.Incenter employs over 300 professionals worldwide to provide its lender clients operating in the mortgage and specialty finance markets with access to capital, secondary markets solutions, and fulfillment services.IMA will continue to focus on Mortgage Servicing Rights (MSR) brokerage and independent asset valuation as part of Incenter’s Secondary Markets Solutions platform, which provides advisory services to financial services companies, including hedge advisory services, best execution analysis, MSR valuation and sales, pricing model development and management, dynamic reporting and analysis, direct to investor whole loan trading, securitization, and product development.“With the acquisition of Interactive Mortgage Advisors, Incenter adds a key set of services and capabilities that will enhance our ability to service the needs of our clients. We are delighted to add such a high caliber team that will continue to be led by Managing Directors Tom Piercy and Chris John,” said Nicholas Smith, Incenter’s President. Incenter to Acquire Interactive Mortgage Advisors Share February 17, 2016 684 Views
The line as a whole surrendered just one sack in the game.“I thought that the line played well from protection,” he said.The fine folks at ProFootballFocus.com beg to differ. In their analysis of how the line played, they note that the Cardinals have “an offense built on weak foundations.”In one-on-one situations, every single player, except perhaps for Daryn Colledge, appeared to be outmatched and they struggled even to make double team and combo blocks work correctly. On the edge, D’Anthony Batiste in particular was victimized by Chris Clemons. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke The site’s perspective paints an entirely different picture than the coach’s, and it’s worth wondering how that could be.Whereas ProFootballFocus.com has little to gain from needlessly trashing the line’s performance, the head coach would have reason to say good things about his group, whether they deserve it or not.After all, as the site even notes, “it is difficult at this point to see how this offensive line can move forward without getting some unexpected performances from backups or some fortuitous pickups on the waiver wire.”Whether the Cardinals line was actually good like the coach said or terrible like the site thinks, the fact is the Cardinals are not likely to find any better options at this point. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt has said good things about the way his offensive line protected the quarterback Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.“We protected very well; our guys did a great job,” the coach told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Monday. “Once again against a very good pass rushing team.”Whisenhunt pointed specifically to the play of left tackle D’Anthony Batiste, who was making his first career start at the position, and noted rookie Bobby Massie’s performance at right tackle, too. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation So would there be anything to gain from saying they didn’t (and maybe can’t) get the job done? Probably not. 0 Comments Share
Arizona Cardinals fans had a chance to share their opinions on what position group most concerns them.With 907 votes in the Sanderson Ford Poll Question of the Day, forty-one percent of those polled believe the team’s linebackers are worrisome.The position has welcomed a few new faces lately, as the Cardinals signed former Chicago Bears linebacker Darryl Sharpton on Wednesday and picked up Shaq Riddick in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Some of fans’ worry may stem from the fact that Riddick will be shifting from a defensive end to an outside linebacker during his transition from college to the pros — but he’s not worried, saying he believes he’s ‘athletic enough’ to do so.There is good news for the Cardinals organization, too — after years of trouble at the position, only two percent of pollees seem to be concerned about the offensive line. 0 Comments Share
RelatedSkyscanner German traffic up 13% following Lufthansa strike disruptionSkyscanner’s German site (www.Skyscanner.de) saw a 13% rise in traffic as travellers scrambled to find replacement flightsSkyscanner traffic spikes amidst European strike chaosSkyscanner traffic spikes amidst European strike chaosTop Black Friday flight deals 2018The place to find amazing Black Friday 2017 flight deals! ### Last updated: 28/11/2017 09:16am Update: Pilots’ strike, affecting 50% of long-haul Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt and Munich airport, as well as a number of cargo flights, will continue from 0200 until 2259 on Thursday December 4th.Members of the pilot’s union Vereinigung Cockpit are set to strike from noon on December 1st until midnight on December 2nd.Talks over retirement benefits have broken down, leading to the cancellation of 1,350 flights, despite efforts from Europe’s largest airline to reopen discussions.This Germany-wide strike will affect all Lufthansa short-haul and continental flights departing between 12.00 on December 1st and 23.59 on December 2nd. International flights departing between 3am and midnight on December 2nd may also be affected.All flights operated by the Lufthansa Group airlines will not be affected. This includes: Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Germanwings, SWISS and Air Dolomiti.Normal operations are expected to resume on Wednesday, or as soon as the strike is over.For more information, check out Lufthansa’s website.Track the status of your Lufthansa flight here.Check to see if your flight has been cancelled here.Read more: 10 tips for dealing with flight delays and cancellations ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
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By 2023 Cyprus will produce 47 million cubic metres of recycled water at an estimated cost of €100 million, Agriculture Minister Nicos Kouyialis announced on Thursday.Speaking at the conference ‘Challenges and prospects of urban wastewater reuse in agriculture’, he said to achieve this goal the government is planning an integrated design which includes constructing a large-scale infrastructure for the use of recycled water produced by the seven urban waste water treatment plants.The ministry focuses on a maximum use of recycled water as an alternative water resource for the provision of reliable quantities of water for irrigation and strengthening of the water balance.“It is for this reason that as a government we move to the implementation of an integrated design for the maximum use of recycled water,” he said.He added the expected increase in the quantities of treated water during the next few years is expected to contribute to the cultivation of additional land and livestock and more generally the rural economy of Cyprus.“In this context, ensuring a long-term and sustainable reuse of treated water without a potential risk to the environment, particularly for public health is a top priority for our ministry.”Kouyialis went on to explain that the ministry attaches great importance to conducting research to assess the potential risks and emphasised the importance of the involvement and contribution of both the University of Cyprus and the Cyprus University of Technology in relevant research by the Agricultural Research Institute.The conference was jointly organised by the Agricultural Research Institute and the University of Cyprus’ Water Research Centre ‘Nereus’.You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoSenior Living | Search AdsThe Cost of Senior Living in Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouSenior Living | Search AdsUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboola