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Barnier threatens bonuses

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first_img More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Thursday 10 February 2011 9:07 pm whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img Barnier threatens bonuses whatsapp THE EU’S new rules restricting bank bonuses might not be enough to limit risky behaviour, the bloc’s financial services chief Michel Barnier said yesterday. The French commissioner warned an industry gathering yesterday that the EU “will look into current measures on remuneration and we will look into whether or not it is enough”, alongside examining whether the current rules are being followed properly. European rules dictating that at least half of bank bonuses must be deferred for three years, plus limits on cash awards, were introduced in January, and are already seen as the toughest bonus curbs in the world. “Remuneration, bonuses – these are the things that are shocking for people who find it difficult to get to the month’s end,” he said. “Banks are part of European society. They should take this into account.” Tags: NULL Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndolast_img read more

Sporting Group prepares for an FDJ-led future

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first_img18th December 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sporting Group prepares for an FDJ-led future Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Regions: Europe UK & Ireland US Western Europe France Topics: Finance Sports betting Strategy Tech & innovation La Francaise des Jeux’s acquisition of Sporting Group added an interesting component to the French giant’s B2B business, and one that could be increasingly important in a largely homogenised industry.The news that Sporting Group was to be acquired wasn’t so much a surprise, as it was certainly a hot property. A number of high profile suppliers had been linked with a deal for the business, previously owned by Swedish businessman Magnus Hedman. What was intriguing was the acquirer.That La Française des Jeux (FDJ), until November majority owned by the French state, was to buy the business was a clear sign of the operator’s intent to grow its B2B business. While it has owned sportsbook technology platform Laverock Von Schoultz (LVS) since 2010, 2019 saw FDJ announce that ramping up its B2B business would be a key element of its 2025 growth strategy.While the 2020 strategy led to the B2B elements being consolidated into the FDJ Gaming Solutions (FGS) division, the 2025 plan will put greater emphasis on growing this unit’s client base.While FDJ’s attention has been taken up by the €1.89bn initial public offering, Sporting Solutions’ trading feed has been integrated into LVS’ Advance Betting Platform (APB). There are two deals being finalised, in North America, that mark the first time FGS and Sporting Group have worked together to secure contracts.“It’s got off to a good start from a combined business point of view,” Sporting Group chief executive Simon Trim (pictured) says of the months following the deal.While it retains a retail betting monopoly in France, FDJ’s core B2B business remains the lottery solutions operation. Sporting Solutions clearly fits in here, considering it counts Danske Spil and the Singapore Pools among its clients.US prospects However, with the US market opening up – and considering some US-facing suppliers were reportedly also in the running to acquire Sporting Group – it’s not a surprise that it will be an area of focus.“With the US opening up there’s a big market to be going after, both for retail and online,” Trim says. “So that’s going to be a key part of [FGS’] international strategy.”It’s arguably a surprise that it hasn’t made a push for that market yet, but in Trim’s eyes the timing just wasn’t right. Much has been made of the first 18 months of legal wagering being a period where the focus was on getting live and acquiring customers, with product to replace marketing as the focus of the market at a later date.“I think what you’ve seen is the first wave, which is about speed to market for fantasy operators, casinos and racetracks that have the clients already,” he explains. “So the main driver has been around the sports betting engine. The likes of Kambi, SBTech, where you can stand up a service quickly have been able to take advantage of that.”Much has been made of operators investing for the long-term. After all, today many will be reinvesting up to 100% of revenue into marketing. The biggest companies in the sector are claiming that it will take up to five years before they can turn a profit. As Trim points out, it’s much harder to make money than people thought.“It wasn’t as if there wasn’t sports betting in the US before, there was a degree of naivety, and I think there was a need for more skill and expertise than people realised,” he says.Whatever way you look it, the US sportsbook market is currently not worth as much as operators  are spending, so  a lot of what is being done is being done on belief,” he continues. “Larger operators probably need at least ten meaningful states – ie those with large populations – to open up with the right taxation and regulatory structures.“In the meantime they need  to be in every jurisdiction, and are spending heavily to gain market access, build their brands, secure distribution – that’s the game they have to play. And some are doing it better than others.”He says Sporting Solutions was “never going to be part of that initial rush” into the US market. With the ABP integration, not to mention the proprietary platform powering fixed-odds betting for Sporting Index, it can now boast a solution to power wagering for lotteries to independent casinos. It’s not harmed by the credibility of FDJ behind the business either.“For us I think this next round is much more interesting,” he says.While this sets out the future for the Solutions component of Sporting Group, what about Index? After all the spread betting product was where the whole business started.It still has a place, with a new fixed odds product launched to capture a bigger wallet share of existing customers.“We know they’re betting on fixed odds elsewhere and we have a full product set through Sporting Solutions, so it was a natural progression to launch under our own brand,” he says.“We can also demonstrate the quality of our B2B solutions and pricing through Sporting Index, because I do think we’re in the most regulated and cut-throat market in the world in the UK, so if we can show we’re taking business and being successful there, it shows what we can do for all our Sporting Solutions clients.”That’s not to say it’s shifting away from the core product: “Spreads is king still. It’s a fantastic business for us, and gives us a differentiated product in a world where everyone’s starting to look the same.“We’ve been around with all those established USPs, in-play since 1992, cash-out since 1992, so we still feel we have a lot of heritage within the brand that we can grow further.”So while the Solutions part of the business may attract more attention, Trim sees it as driving Index, and vice versa.As part of a listed business, he’s unable to offer any figures on financial performance, but says the Cricket and Rugby World Cups have ensured a good year for the business, even without a major football tournament.De-skilling Perhaps key for Sporting Group in future will be the skills it has retained through maintaining its own trading and risk management services – something that has arguably been lost across the wider industry.Trim argues that the future of the sportsbook industry will be driven by risk management, which can be used to differentiate pricing for operators.“If you look at how quantitative risk management now dominates financials – which is essentially computers following the trading rules set by humans – 60% of trading activity on the US stock market is automated through computers carrying out the expert trading strategies they have been programmed to follow,” he says.“This is what we are replicating through our Quantitative Trading Services (QTS) solution for sports book operators. It’s a marriage of automated algorithms set by our in-house experts.”And the expertise to develop these expert trading strategies is something that is sorely lacking across the rest of the industry, he says.As a trader by trade, Trim believes it’s “ridiculous” how the industry now runs.“You’ve gone through over a decade of sportsbooks shedding the talent needed to run a sportsbook,” he syas. “In-play was a whole new product for most operators, so it was a case of getting the product out and making sure it wasn’t too different from the market, so you could choose to buy commoditised prices to power it.“And if any player showed any skill, they’d be limited, with the focus shifting from competing on price to acquiring recreational mass market punters through free bets and bonus boosts.“Today, however, price differentiation is necessary to generate revenue for operators – who no longer have the experience to do it. Essentially there’s too much in-play content to be managed manually, and the sort of professionals that can price events have been replaced by marketers.“You’ve now got operators that don’t have the skill to price or the capability of automating trading strategies, so they’re stuck with a business model that is increasingly failing,” he explains.While this hardly bodes well for the industry, it in turn creates an opportunity for specialists such as Sporting Group.“From a Sporting Index point of view, we’re on a proprietary tech stack, all our own spreads and fixed odds systems, with all our own prices and traders,” Trim adds. “It puts us in a situation that can drive our stagey and allow us to pivot quite quickly.”Considering this state of affairs, it’s no surprise that there was so much mooted interest in the business. And considering the charge often levelled at the largest operators, that they’re too big to think strategically and innovate, it certainly suggests some good forward planning on FDJ’s part. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address La Francaise des Jeux’s acquisition of Sporting Group added an interesting component to the French giant’s B2B business, and one that could be increasingly important in a largely homogenised industry. Financelast_img read more

General Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH.zw) HY2013 Interim Report

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first_imgGeneral Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about General Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the General Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: General Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH.zw)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGeneral Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH) manufactures and distributes general-purpose and specialised reinforced conveyor beltings, and rubber and chemical products. Its product range includes rubber-covered belting, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) belting, light-duty PVC belting, solid-woven belting, transmission belting and conveyor belt rubber skirting. Its two major customers are Anglo-American Corporation and De Beers. The company has two subsidiaries; Pigott Maskew and General Beltings. Pigott Maskew manufactures rubber products for mining, manufacturing and construction industries; with a product range covering large and small bore reinforced rubber hoses, rubber agricultural and construction rings, rubber sheeting, rubber gasket material, molded rubber products, rubber extrusions and rubberized charge car wheels. General Beltings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Jamie Roberts excellent pick up off his toes in top Racing Metro performance

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first_imgWednesday Jan 28, 2015 Jamie Roberts excellent pick up off his toes in top Racing Metro performance Jamie Roberts was named Man of the Match in Racing Metro’s 32-8 victory over Northampton Saints at the weekend. Roberts carried well and showed superb handling skills, particularly on this occasion when he got down low to pick up a low pass.Racing Metro’s deep pockets have meant that they can call on players of the calibre of Roberts to play their part in Europe, as they strive to challenge the likes of Toulon at the top.“We have a big squad with a lot of depth and we want to make an impact in the league and in Europe. We have a home draw and no one will be looking forward to coming to Paris,” said Roberts.He hasn’t had a whole lot of game time but certainly took his chance on this occasion.“It was only the third game I have played since the November internationals. The squad is so big that you sometimes find you do not play for a couple of weeks. It is frustrating but when you have the opportunity in a big match you have to deliver and I am glad I did.”Wales fans will be pleased to see the form he’s in, just ahead of their crunch Six Nations opener with England. Roberts was up against Luther Burrell, who he might see next in England colours.“Luther plays in a similar mould to me. He is very physical and very direct and he is a dangerous player. England have an embarrassment of riches in the midfield with Luther, Brad Barritt, Billy Twelvetrees, Kyle Eastmond and Jonathan Joseph. It will be a huge match-up whoever they pick.“The game against England promises to be an epic battle: it is World Cup year and they are in our pool. It was a special day when we played them two years ago and the ingredients are there next month to better that. It is a game that as a player you want to be part of and it will be good to go into camp on Monday.”Below is a look at his outstanding pick up, and on page two you can view a quick highlights reel featuring all his best moments from the match.Jamie Roberts highlights from his great performance against Saintsvideo credit: gorpitsen juniorADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Big Lottery Fund’s £25 million research programme to open this Spring

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first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Public sector agency Momenta provides a range of programme management services, including research management, knowledge transfer, best practice, fund management and behaviour change programmes. Third Sector First is a collaboration of specialists in research and social policy, working primarily in the public and ‘third’ sectors. It has conducted project evaluations in many subject areas, including health, social care, community safety, childcare and addictions. Howard Lake | 11 January 2007 | News Big Lottery Fund’s £25 million research programme to open this Spring  14 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Big Lottery Fund’s £25 million Research Programme will open in Spring 2007, and will be administered by Momenta and supported by Third Sector First.The grant programme will fund medical and social research projects across the UK.Charities and voluntary sector organisations will be able to apply for grants for up to five years from the programme. Because the Big Lottery Fund believes that many of these organisations are not able to carry out research by themselves, the grantmaker is expecting the grants will promote partnerships between the voluntary sector and the research community. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Anti-worker labor secretary pick protested

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first_imgDurham, N.C. Chicago Orlando, Fla. Los Angeles How would most workers react if the CEO of the company that employs them was nominated to be the U.S. secretary of labor? They would view it as an attack on all workers’ rights — and they’d be correct. President-elect billionaire Donald Trump has nominated the virulently anti-labor Andrew Puzder to oversee the department that ostensibly protects workers’ rights and enforces federal labor laws and regulations.Multimillionaire Puzder is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, Inc., which owns and operates Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s and other fast food chains employing 70,000 workers at 3,748 restaurants in 44 states and 39 countries. The company rakes in $1.3 billion in revenue annually.But those who toil in these fast-food eateries were not having it. They began mobilizing nationally to oppose Puzder’s nomination ever since his name was raised. CKE employees are among the most vehement forces renouncing the CEO’s appointment. On Jan. 12, they went into the streets to demand that the Senate block Puzder from becoming the secretary of labor.From Boston to Los Angeles and Orlando, Fla., to Chicago, where airport workers joined them, thousands of low-wage workers took to the streets with the Fight for $15 campaign, fighting for a higher hourly minimum wage and union rights. In 26 cities, which also included New York, St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo., Richmond, Va., and Charleston, S.C., they marched to the doors of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants and held rallies, denouncing Puzder.The workers’ signs said it all: “Puzder gets rich while keeping his employees poor” and “Puzder earns more in 1 day than I do in 1 year.”  Speakers stressed the CEO’s opposition to overtime pay, minimum wage hikes, paid sick leave and breaks for workers, as well as his violations of workers’ rights and complicity in wage theft.In many cities, demonstrators held signs asserting “Black lives matter” and “Immigrant justice” in addition to “Fight for $15.”Fight for $15 activists also participated in Martin Luther King Day commemorations. In Chicago, fast food workers told their stories to a packed hall and explained why a $15 minimum wage was essential to their families’ well-being. Kim D., a McDonald’s employee, stressed, “We are not backing down until we win economic, immigrant and racial justice.”  (Fightfor15 Chicago)Puzder’s company violates labor lawsPuzder criticizes the Fight for $15 campaign. He praises robots’ work over human labor because they “never take a vacation [or] show up late,” and don’t sue for age, race or sex discrimination. (Kansas City Star, Jan. 12) He supports repeal of the Affordable Care Act and endorses cuts to Medicaid, which his workers must turn to when their employer don’t provide health care benefits.CKE has been sued numerous times by employees claiming discrimination and wage, hour and safety violations. The Restaurant Opportunities Centers says 66 percent of CKE’s women workers have reported sexual harassment at work. “Almost a third of respondents worked off the clock. Approximately one-third reported a wide range of wage theft violations, including not receiving required breaks and overtime pay.” (demos.org, Jan. 13)Puzder claims, in an attempt to justify low pay, that mainly teenagers work at minimum-wage jobs. But 70 percent of fast food workers are in their 20s or older and many are women. One-third of them support their families, with a large number working two or three jobs to do so.Puzder and other capitalist millionaires like him — who seek to squeeze the most out of their workforce for the lowest pay — are responsible for the impoverished living conditions of millions of workers.The workforce at CKE’s eateries knows more than anyone the dangers of Puzder being the secretary of labor. Demos.org quoted Terence Dixon, Hardee’s worker in St. Louis, at the Jan. 12 protest, “If Puzder is confirmed as labor secretary, it will mean the Trump years will be about low pay, wage theft, sexual harassment and racial discrimination instead of making life better for [workers] like me.”The minimum wage is scheduled to increase in 21 states and at least 22 cities this year, but mostly not to the $15 rate. (CNN Money, Dec. 19) The wage gains reached so far must be attributed to the strength and determination of the Fight for $15 movement, with major participation by immigrant, Latinx and African-American workers.Fight for $15 says, “We face an uncertain future, but what we are certain about is the power of our solidarity.” It is bound to grow and strengthen as the multinational working class and its organizations and allies mount opposition to the attacks by anti-labor forces in Washington.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Clayton Kershaw to speak at TCU Ignite on Monday

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first_imgKayley Ryan + posts $800 million bond looks to expand JPS medical and behavioral health facilities City to approve Westcliff rezoning, tackle loopholes that allow “stealth dorms” Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw speaks during a news conference before Game 3 of baseball’s National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at CitiField in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Linkedin 10th-annual Frogstock features student-led music ReddIt Twitter Twitter ReddIt Previous articleWomen’s club soccer heads to NationalsNext articleAlpha Phi Alpha seeks to enrich TCU’s campus with Alpha Week events Kayley Ryan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/center_img Facebook Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ Fort Worth recognized for growing music scene Facebook printClayton Kershaw, starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, will speak at Ignite’s 8:30 p.m. worship service Monday in the ballroom on the third floor of the Brown Lupton University Union.Ignite is a student-run Christian ministry that hosts worship services every Monday at 9 p.m., but this Monday the service will begin 30 minutes early to accommodate Kershaw.Parker Abercrombie, director of Ignite, said Kershaw is coming to TCU after one of the board directors of Ignite jokingly asked him if he would. Abercrombie added that the board director is a friend of Kershaw’s.“We asked him what Monday would work for you,” Abercrombie said, “and he said, ‘This would be an awesome Monday for me to come speak.’”Kershaw is returning to his roots by coming back to the DFW area. He attended Highland Park High School in Dallas before being drafted by the Dodgers.At each service, Ignite opens with prayer and three or four worship songs from the band. It continues with a 15-20 minute sermon by a guest speaker and closes with two or three more worship songs. The format will remain the same with Kershaw fulfilling the guest speaker role, Abercrombie said.Abercrombie said Ignite usually hosts 400 students but it could double that amount Monday because of the popularity of the lefty pitcher.Kershaw, 27, is a five-time National League All-Star and three-time winner of the NL Cy Young Award, which is given to the best pitcher in the National League. He also won the NL MVP Award in 2014.Abercrombie said students have responded with a lot of enthusiasm to the news that Kershaw will be speaking Monday, especially students from California, where Kershaw plays for the LA Dodgers.“I think it’s just so cool how Clayton can use his stage to bring God glory,” Abercrombie said, “and I think it’s just so cool how he would come to an event like Ignite to show that he cares for the body of Christ.”Abercrombie said he is appreciative that Kershaw agreed to come to TCU to speak, especially since it means Kershaw will be spending time away from his family.Kershaw’s wife Ellen gave birth to their first child, daughter Cali Ann, on January 23.Abercrombie said he did not know what Kershaw would speak about Monday but he is excited to hear it.“I know it’s going to be truthful and honest and be glorifying to Christ,” Abercrombie said. The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

Man targeted in vicious knife attack

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first_imgWoman arrested and €72,000 seized in Westbury Linkedin Advertisement Previous article#Video Limerick Floods 2014: St. Marys ParkNext articleDevastating cost to families and homes in wake of floods Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSBallynantyCrimefeaturedknifemayorstone gardaiMusic Limerickshanabooly Students warned of rental scams in Limerick Rape Crisis welcomes publication of O’Malley report NewsBreaking newsMan targeted in vicious knife attackBy Staff Reporter – February 2, 2014 761 Email Printcenter_img No vaccines in Limerick yet RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Gardaí step up operations to tackle Limerick dognappers WhatsApp Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] MAN in his 50s is being treated for serious head and facial injuries following a vicious attack in Limerick after he was targeted during an altercation between two factions on the northside of the city.The victim was said to be in serious condition at the University Hospital Limerick this Sunday night following a savage knife attack.It is understood that the victim suffered extensive injuries after he was attacked and slashed in the face with a large machete type knife shortly after 7pm on the Shanabooly Road in Ballynanty.Witnesses are being sought but it is understood that a street brawl broke out amongst two large groups that had gathered in the area amid tensions created following the release from prison of a number of known criminals.The victim and a BMW car were targeted in the vicious assault that left the male in his 50s with head and body injuries.Reports that a chainsaw was used in the attack are still under investigation as are claims that the victim was using a sword to defend himself.Ambulance paramedics arrived and immediately treated the victim and once his condition was stabilised, he was taken to the University Hospital Limerick for further medical treatment and evaluation.Gardai in Mayorstone made a number of arrests and a large garda patrol presence remains in the area in the wake of the violent attack.Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan said that gardai investigating are following definite lines but “we have a number of patrols in the are and we will maintain a highly visible presence in the area for a number of hours to calm and quell tensions”.Investigations and house to house enquiries are ongoing. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Stocks open higher on Wall Street, continuing strong streak

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first_img Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Stocks open higher on Wall Street, continuing strong streak Twitter Facebook An electronic stock board showing Japan’s Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm is seen at a street Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, in Tokyo. Asian shares mostly rose Monday, tracking a rally on Wall Street last week, with Japan’s benchmark momentarily reaching three-decade highs, on growing optimism about the global economy. TAGS  center_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Facebook Twitter Local NewsBusinessUS NewsWorld News Pinterest Previous articleAround the globe, virus cancels spring travel for millionsNext articleDjokovic: “makes my heart full” to see Aussie Open crowd Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

How Digitization Can Smooth the Forbearance Process

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first_img Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Previous: DS5: Conservatorship’s Next Steps Next: OCC Discusses Meeting Servicer Needs May 13, 2020 1,647 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / How Digitization Can Smooth the Forbearance Process Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago aspen grove Forbearance mortgage 2020-05-13 Seth Welborn Share Save  Print This Post How Digitization Can Smooth the Forbearance Process The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img About Author: Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe In a new Aspen Grove Solutions white paper, “Digital Borrower Engagement….A Critical Tool for the Post-Forbearance Tidal Wave,” the authors model the impact of COVID-19 on default servicing volumes over the next 18 months or more and discuss how digital, user-friendly engagement with the borrower can help ameliorate the three major challenges servicers will face, including cost control, volume of loans, and compliance & risk. The paper considers how the crisis is a catalyst to digitize Life of Loan services, which will help build loyalty, not just through this crisis, but into the future, enabling a better outcome for all stakeholders.As Aspen Grove notes, everything in this crisis will happen in a much more compressed time period than the 2008 crisis. According to the white paper, “digital, user-friendly engagement with the borrower offers the only solution that can help manage the forbearance resolution and loss mitigation processes with a high level of quality and consistency, help keep borrowers informed of options, frequently communicate with worried borrowers to reassure them, and feed into backend technology solutions that are designed to move the volume through the pipe all at once without letting borrowers fall through the cracks.””Call centers and prepared scripts will be unable to handle the number of borrowers emerging from forbearance in the condensed time frame that results directly from the concentrated wave of borrowers entering forbearance,” says Aspen Grove. “Hiring and training large call center staffs will prove risky and challenging at best”With digitization in place, Aspen Grove notes that borrower engagement platforms will enable banks and servicers to extend services they can offer to their borrower customers, and will help build loyalty and engagement not just through this crisis but into the future.Read Aspen Grove’s complete whitepaper here. Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: aspen grove Forbearance mortgagelast_img read more