Vermilion Energy reports 3Q net earnings of $67.8 million, 67 cents a share by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 7, 2013 2:25 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – Vermilion Energy Inc. (TSX:VET) is reporting second quarter net earnings of $67.8 million, or 67 cents per share.That’s more than double the $30.8 million, or 31 cents a share, in the year ago quarter.Vermilion also says it is increasing it’s monthly cash dividend to 21.5 cents per share from the current level of 20 cents.The Calgary-based oil and gas company says it continues to benefit from a diversified product mix and growing exposure to European gas markets.Year to date earnings are $226.1 million, compared with $133.7 million during the first three quarters of 2012.Vermilion says it expects to achieve average annual production volumes at the upper end of its guidance range of 40,500 to 41,000 barrels of oil equivalent.It’s original 2013 guidance of 39,000 to 40,500 was increased following both the first and second quarters due to better-than-expected results from the company’s capital program.Vermilion has interests in Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, France and Australia.
Thousands of migrant workers, mainly from Egypt and Tunisia, wait to cross into Tunisia from Libya. (file) UN Photo/UNHCR/A Duclos “If conflict gives oxygen to traffickers, human rights and stability suffocate them,” Mr. Ban told the Security Council today at its ministerial-level meeting on the theme trafficking in persons in conflict situations.It also featured briefings from Yury Fedotov, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), And Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict. We need strategic leadership in ending war – and also in preventing conflicts and sustaining peaceSecretary-General Ban“We need strategic leadership in ending war – and also in preventing conflicts and sustaining peace,” added the Secretary-General, noting the UN’s commitment to supporting its Member States in early action and in preventive diplomacy.He further drew attention to the importance of implementing the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure that the promise of “a life of dignity for all people” is delivered, and called on all countries to ratify all international human rights, refugee, labour rights and crime prevention conventions, and to put efforts into their effective implementation.Addressing the Security Council Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscores the need to adopt gender-sensitive and rights-based policies to curb the root cause of trafficking. Credit: UN News Centre“The majority of trafficking victims are women and girls. Our response must include special attention to their rights,” he noted.He also underlined the need to decrease funding for terrorists to make everyone, and in particular those who risk being trafficked, safer. A young girl stands outside a tent at the Vinojug reception centre for refugees and migrants in Gevgelija, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Photo: UNICEF/Ashley Gilbertson VII “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [ISIL/Da’esh], Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and others are using trafficking and sexual violence as a weapon of terror – and an important source of revenue,” he said.He further highlighted the need to respect and implement international law as well as strengthen national legal protections to ensure justice and accountability. He also stressed the importance of supressing trafficking syndicates by targeting money-laundering and criminal proceeds.“The problem of trafficking is international in nature – and only an international response can succeed,” said Mr. Ban, adding: “Let us work together to help today’s victims of trafficking while creating a more stable and just world for all.”Member States urged to take ‘decisive and immediate action’ on human traffickingExtremist groups restrict women’s rights, autonomy and freedoms, and use sexual violence as a tactic to strike fear into the hearts of civiliansSRSG BanguraAs an outcome of the meeting the Council adopted a consensus resolution, recognizing the various complexities and challenges of trafficking, in which it called on all UN Member States to take “decisive and immediate action” to prevent, criminalize, investigate, prosecute and ensure accountability of those who engage in trafficking in persons, including in the context of armed conflict.In his remarks, Mr. Fedotov, UNODC chief warned that the pervasive nature of human trafficking meant that “there is no single measure, no one step in any given part of the world that can address this problem alone.” Indeed, building effective action requires a strong framework of international cooperation and shared responsibility, starting with the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocol against Trafficking in Persons. He went on to note that tomorrow, UNODC will launch the 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, which provides a snapshot of the state of national responses to the challenges of human trafficking. Based on reliable data and information provided by Member States, it establishes that an increasing number of trafficking victims from conflict-affected countries such as Syria, Iraq and Somalia have been detected in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.Picking up that thread, Special Representative Bangura told the Council that a range of extremist groups are using sexual violence to advance their military, political, economic and ideological aims, pointing out that, of the 48 groups listed in her most recent report, 37 were non-State actors and seven are designated as terrorist groups. “They restrict women’s rights, autonomy and freedoms, and use sexual violence as a tactic to strike fear into the hearts of civilians,” she explained.UN envoy, Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura says that sexual violence – largely targeting women and children – represents the front line in the world’s fight against violent extremism and terrorism. Credit: UN News CentreAnd while this is not a new phenomenon and neither was the trafficking in and exploitation of women and girls, she said, the combination of those two evils today seems “unprecedented” in its scope and brazen brutality. Recognizing sexual violence as a tactic of terrorism calls for a rethinking of the response, she said, noting that the crime represented the very front line in the battle against violent extremism. “To disrupt human trafficking was to help disrupt the business of terrorism,” she said.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said the supplies “will support treatment of patients with infectious diseases, chronic conditions, diarrheal diseases and trauma cases who have been deprived of medical care.”According to the press release, the supplies are a donation from the Government of Norway and include medicines, emergency health kits, surgical kits and an interagency diarrheal disease kits.They were delivered to newly retaken areas of Mosul, including 16 primary health centres, one hospital and the Directorate of Health (DOH) of Ninewa – the governorate which includes Mosul. WHO has appealed for $65 million to support health interventions in this part of Iraq through the end of the year. So far, $14 million has been received.
It’s an all too common occurrence: just as a video game is being manufactured ready for launch a version of the game leaks and appears for download in torrent form. And today it is being reported that has just happened to Gears of War: Judgement a month before it is set to officially launch.GoW:J is the fourth game in the Gears of War series and has been co-developed by People Can Fly and Epic Games. It’s another Xbox 360 exclusive, and a repeat of what happened a couple of months before the launch of Gears of War 3 back in 2011. In that case, the version of the game leaked was unfinished, but had all of the features in place. As this leak is much closer to the actual launch date, it’s probably a final or near-final version of the game.Microsoft is doing what it always does in these cases: attempting to track down where the leak originated from and all the people involved. Rest assured, if anyone is identified they will be facing criminal charges and probably a massive fine for their actions. If they happen to work at a disc production facility they can kiss their job goodbye.GOW:J is set before the previous three games, introduces new characters, and sees you attempting to save the city of Halco Bar on the planet Sera. There’s also a lot of Locust fighting and a new Smart Spawn System for single and multiplayer. Also, for the first time, there’s a new class-based objective-oriented multiplayer mode called OverRun that sees up to 5-players working together in a team.For anyone who’d rather wait and buy a legal copy of the game, Gears of War: Judgement will be available to purchase on March 19 in the US, and from March 22 across Europe. And remember, if you download the illegal version and attempt to connect to Xbox Live, don’t be surprised to see your account permanently banned.
No Comments Mar 14th 2019, 3:49 PM By Aodhan O Faolain BROADCASTER MIRIAM O’CALLAGHAN claims she has been defamed in a series of “false” and “malicious” adverts containing her image and name that have appeared on social media.The High Court heard that O’Callaghan intends to seek damages over the advertisements that first appeared on social media platforms Facebook and Instagram in May 2018.The adverts contain various misleading and defamatory headlines wrongly suggesting that O’Callaghan has left her job with RTE’s Prime Time.The court heard O’Callaghan has “nothing to do” with the adverts, which are linked to offers for skin care products.She is most distressed at being associated against her will with what has been described as “a scam product,” the court heard.She claims that persons, whose identities remain unknown to her, have placed these adverts in order to exploit the trust placed in her by the Irish public and have damaged her good name and reputation.‘Targeted ads’It is claimed that the paid for adverts, known as “targeted advertisements” appear on social media user’s newsfeeds, and are designed to encourage the user to click on the adverts.Those who click on the adverts are offered various skin care products, which are falsely stated to be owned or endorsed by O’Callaghan.The pages also wrongly state that she has left her position in RTE to focus on the promotion of the skincare range, it is alleged.It is also claimed that users who avail of an offer of free trials of the skin care products have reported that had money debited from their bank accounts which they did not authorise.It is claimed that individuals have contacted O’Callaghan complaining that they have been victims of this alleged false advertising, and have had to cancel bank cards after ordering the free trial.O’Callaghan wants a permanent injunction restraining the publication of the adverts, as well as damages for malicious falsehood, unlawful appropriation of personality, various breaches of her constitutional rights and defamation.The Court heard that she intends to bring proceedings against both Facebook, which owns Instagram, and those persons behind the adverts.O’Callaghan’s lawyers say that at present they do not know who is behind the adverts.As a result, O’Callaghan’s lawyers have brought a motion against Facebook Ireland seeking an order directing it to provide her with information that identifies or may assist in identifying those who have placed the ads on Facebook.At the High Court today the broadcaster secured permission from Justice Leonie Reynolds to serve short notice of its proceedings, seeking information about those who paid for the adverts, against Facebook Ireland Ltd.Permission was granted on an ex-parte basis.The Judge said she was satisfied to grant the order and said she accepted the urgency of the application.‘Immediately removed’Seeking the order Paul O’Higgins for O’Callaghan said his client was seeking an order known as a ‘Norwich Pharmacal’ order against Facebook aimed at obtaining information about those behind the adverts.Counsel said his client requires the names of those behind the adverts so she can bring a defamation action against them within the required 12 month period.Counsel said that last June his client’s solicitor Paul Tweed wrote to Facebook seeking to have the adverts immediately removed.Last August Facebook Ireland said in an email the material had been removed.Counsel said that did not happen and within weeks of receiving that assurance from Facebook, his side wrote back stating the adverts were still appearing, and that O’Callaghan’s complaints were not being appreciated nor appropriately addressed.The also sought information about those behind the adverts from FacebookCounsel also said the adverts appeared with increased frequency 18 December and 19 January.Counsel said that solicitors for Facebook informed O’Callaghan’s lawyers that it required a court order to assist with the request to identify and provide information about the advertisers.As a result, O’Callaghan seeks orders seeking information from Facebook about those behind what counsel said are defamatory of the broadcaster and misleading the public into buying the alleged scam product.The matter returns before the Court next week.Comments are closed for legal reasons. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie https://jrnl.ie/4542230 Share3 Tweet Email1 Miriam O’Callaghan distressed over ‘scam product’ ads, court hears The fake ads wrongly state that O’Callaghan has left her position in RTÉ to focus on promoting the skincare range. Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Short URL 20,076 Views Thursday 14 Mar 2019, 3:49 PM
After Real Madrid’s latest defeat against Real Sociedad this Sunday, the club decided to make Brahim Diaz’s transfer official to the public.We’ve been talking to all of you about Brahim Diaz’s imminent transfer from Manchester City to Real Madrid, the reports suggested that the player would be announced any time soon but recent events pushed the date a little bit.As we all know from earlier on Sunday, Los Blancos received another shocking defeat against Real Sociedad and effectively renounced to any chances they still had to keep fighting for La Liga this season.Naturally, the announcement of Brahim Diaz’s arrival was something that could help many of the wounded fans who are very upset with the latest result in the competition.As of right now, Los Blancos have already moved 10 clean points away from the very top after Barcelona defeated Getafe later during the day.Brahim’s arrival is meant to be one of the very few beacons of light that the club has to offer during these dark times, where Los Blancos haven’t been able to live up to the standards expected from them and they leave many doubts for the upcoming months in which they have to play three different competitions.👋 Welcome to @realmadrid, @Brahim Díaz!#WelcomeBrahim | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/Eh2VLy6xYN— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) January 6, 2019After so much backlash from the fans and several headlines that did the club no favors, Real Madrid decided to finally make the announcement in order to try and cool down all the negative energy surrounding the current climate in the institution.It was a few hours after the Merengues lost their match against Real Sociedad, when they posted a tweet and also made the following announcement through their official website.“Both Real Madrid and Manchester City have agreed on the transfer of player Brahim Diaz, who is bound to the club for the rest of the current season and for the six upcoming years until June of the year 2025.”“After the medical tests that will take place tomorrow Monday, January 7, the player will be presented at 13:30 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium’s honor box.”“After this, Brahim will step on the Santiago Bernabeu’s pitch for the very first time whilst wearing the Real Madrid C.F. jersey and he will tend to all the members of the media at a press conference,” it concluded.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.📚📺 FACTFILE: Everything you need to know about our latest signing @Brahim Díaz! #WelcomeBrahimWATCH/READ 👇https://t.co/9Zv7NxTFsa— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) January 6, 2019Details of Brahim Diaz’s transferAs it was already disclosed from several media outlets, Brahim comes to Real Madrid for the next six seasons plus the rest of the remaining one.The Spanish player wasn’t able to get convinced by Pep Guardiola and Manchester City to remain at the club, mainly due to the fact that the Catalan manager has decided to give more opportunities to local players such as Phil Foden with the Citizens.Brahim’s agent and family didn’t consider that Manchester City valued the player highly enough, which is why they decided to accept a €15 million offer from Los Blancos plus €5 million in objectives that should be achieved in the following years.The young talent is expected to arrive in Madrid during the next few hours with all his family, he is scheduled to be presented on Monday as the announcement clearly read, and the fans have already been summoned for his presentation.This latest arrival to Los Blancos confirms that president Florentino Perez has remained true to his policy of signing promising talents instead of bonified stars, a tradition that broke the mold after Perez became notorious for signing the most expensive players in football history for many decades.Official Announcement: @Brahim Díaz.#WelcomeBrahim | #RealMadrid https://t.co/XFlOjtYsys— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) January 6, 2019What do you think Brahim Diaz can give to Real Madrid in the following years during his career? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Individual news stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Listen now:Alaska Communities To Be Compensated $28.5M for Tax-Exempt LandsLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced today the government is sending $28.5 million to local governments in Alaska to compensate them for the tax-exempt federal land within their boundaries.Obama to Expand Pacific Marine SanctuaryLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.President Obama announced he intends to vastly expand the Pacific Remote Islands marine sanctuary, putting a swath of the south-central Pacific off-limits to fishing and energy development. The announcement is part of a high-profile oceans conference taking place this week at the State Department.Kodiak Fishermen Find a Niche Consumer MarketSteve Heimel, APRN – AnchorageSmall boat fishermen out of Kodiak have found a premium market for their catch, based on the idea of buying local. The jig fishery uses gear as light as ten pounds, and is open to anyone who buys a permit. A number of restaurants are willing to pay more for fish caught that way.Steel Creek Fire Near Fairbanks Draws Air ResponseDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA new Fairbanks area wildfire drew a major response last night. A forestry official reports that ground and air resources were tapped to attack the Steel Creek Fire, near mile four of Chena Hot Springs Road.Ferry Workers Reach Tentative Labor AgreementCasey Kelly, KTOO – JuneauThe largest labor union representing Alaska Marine Highway System workers has a tentative agreement for a new three-year contract with the state. The Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific and the Alaska Department of Administration reached the agreement last week after more than six months at the bargaining table.GCI Doles Out Cheeseburgers To Celebrate Launch of 3G ServiceBen Matheson, KYUK –BethelGCI celebrated the launch of 3G data service in Bethel by flying in 6,000 McDonald’s cheeseburgers Friday. Residents in the community have been frustrated by slow connections speeds through GCI.Right-Wing Lt. Gov. Candidate Vies for Ballot SlotDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA Fairbanks woman is part of a team trying to get a new party on the Alaska ballot. Maria Rensel is running as an Alaska Constitution Party candidate for lieutenant governor.Plans for a Skatepark Get Rolling in KwethlukCharles Enoch, KYUK – BethelVillage youth in the Kuskokwim village of Kwethluk will soon have a chance to do something few of them have done before: skateboard. Construction of a new skatepark there will begin next month. The park is the first of it’s kind in the YK Delta.Loo Dedication Draws Small Crowd in KetchikanMaria Dudzak, KRBD – KetchikanA ribbon cutting ceremony for a new public facility was held last week in downtown Ketchikan. The christening of the Stedman-Thomas Neighborhood Loo attracted about 40 people on a sunny and windy morning.
The Environmental Protection Agency released a proposal last week to review the use of chemical dispersants in oil spill response. An environmental group based in Homer was part of the first push to change the existing dispersant rules.Download AudioIn some ways, this review began as a result of BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.“British Petroleum sprayed almost two million gallons of dispersants into the Gulf of Mexico and we recognize we really don’t understand the toxicity of this product; we don’t know what’s in it,” says Bob Shavelson, director of Cook Inletkeeper, a member organization of the Earthjustice coalition. “So, we got together with other groups across the nation and we petitioned EPA to finally release this rule.”Deepwater Horizon Spill – (Photo via nature.com)Mathy Stanislaus is the assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.“I am responsible for, among other things, overseeing the emergency planning and response program for EPA,” Stanislaus said.He says there is already a rule in place. But the BP spill caused a wave of community concern and feedback that EPA is now addressing. The proposed changes would take a more in-depth look at dispersants and their short and long-term impacts in different environments.“Looking at different kinds of conditions – How do these agents react to cold conditions versus warmer conditions? How should we look at different kinds of species? So, it’s a far broader set of considerations than are currently in the rule and what we incorporated during Deepwater Horizon,” says Stanislaus.The revisions would also take a more aggressive approach to monitoring dispersants. Stanislaus says there would be parameters in place to decide whether or not to use them. Then, he says the rule would push for minimizing use to decrease impacts to the shoreline and wildlife.“So we monitor those impacts and if it were to exceed the level that we have established, then we would stop using dispersants,” says Stanislaus. “So, we bring those kind of monitoring requirements as part of the basic structure of the rule.”The revisions include more research on the toxicity of dispersants and other chemical and biological agents. There would also be new criteria for listing products as appropriate for oil spill response based on effectiveness and toxicity. EPA states that dispersant manufactures will use a peer reviewed laboratory method for testing the products.“To make sure that it is a rigorous scientific analysis of the agents for EPA to be able to evaluate and list it, pursuant to this rule,” says Stanislaus.But the wildlife and environment aren’t the only concerns addressed in the proposal. There would be additional human health and safety information requirements, which Shavelson says, is very important.“There were an untold number of illnesses in the gulf from the BP oil spill and the use of dispersants and we don’t have a good handle on that,” says Shavelson. “So, we really want to understand what that means if we’re going to use dispersants in and around Alaskan communities.”He says he’d like to see some of the studies move outside the lab to get the most accurate and diverse set of data possible. Especially in extremely biodiverse cold water environments like Alaskan waters, he says it’s hard to be sure exactly what will happen.“I think we need to talk to our scientists and get a better understanding on where you could have a controlled experiment where you’re not going to have undue impacts but you’re going to understand how dispersants behave,” says Shavelson.EPA is accepting public comments on the proposal 90 days following publication in the federal register.
The authors looked at a set of what they call “18,520 ultrafast black swan events” that they uncovered in stock-price movements between 2006 and 2011. A case in point is what occurred on May 6, 2010, when it took just minutes for a spontaneous mix of interactions in cyberspace to generate the Flash Crash, first a plunge, in minutes, and soon after a recovery.The speed in which the rises and falls occur might last no longer than half a second, unapparent to any human who is tracking prices. Johnson says if you blink you miss it. Flash events may happen in milliseconds and have nothing to do with a company’s real value.To examine such incidences and their frequency the authors of the study waded through price logs from over 60 markets collected by Nanex, a Chicago company that sells streaming market data. The data revealed that the ultrafast fracture events were not infrequent but common, totaling 18,520 in the 2006 to 2010 time span. The authors looked for extreme changes in a stock price, which they defined as a change greater than 0.8 per cent, over timescales shorter than 1.5 seconds.The speed in which ultrafast events happen is of concern as human oversight becomes impossible if trades are taking place faster than humans can react. Machine trading today carries computerized trading algorithms that make automated trades in milliseconds and make some experts uncomfortable, in the fear that out-of-control algorithms can cause a crash. Following the May 2010 event, U.S. regulators, as a safety mechanism, upheld circuit breakers designed to stop trading if a stock price makes a sudden large move. Whether or not that is the best solution around, considering the speed in which today’s machine trading can occur, does not convince all market experts. At that level of resolution, one of the study authors said it was troublesome to even observe, leave alone regulate. The authors suggest an early warning system for when the markets are becoming unstable. According to a Wired report, the authors would like to see an approach that might help steer automated markets by introducing “rogue algorithms when herd behaviors appear imminent.”In a recent Q&A interview, Johnson said the “fracture” analogy to real materials is useful in assessing today’s financial markets. “Where we want to head to is the analogy of a trained aircraft engineer, who can pretty much look at the microscopic arrangement of small fractures in an aircraft and judge whether it is safe to continue flying that plane or not. To have this for markets would be an incredibly important step toward understanding, and managing, risk.” More information: Financial black swans driven by ultrafast machine ecology, by Neil Johnson, Guannan Zhao, Eric Hunsader, Jing Meng, Amith Ravindar, Spencer Carran, Brian Tivnan, arXiv:1202.1448v1 [physics.soc-ph] arxiv.org/abs/1202.1448AbstractSociety’s drive toward ever faster socio-technical systems, means that there is an urgent need to understand the threat from ‘black swan’ extreme events that might emerge. On 6 May 2010, it took just five minutes for a spontaneous mix of human and machine interactions in the global trading cyberspace to generate an unprecedented system-wide Flash Crash. However, little is known about what lies ahead in the crucial sub-second regime where humans become unable to respond or intervene sufficiently quickly. Here we analyze a set of 18,520 ultrafast black swan events that we have uncovered in stock-price movements between 2006 and 2011. We provide empirical evidence for, and an accompanying theory of, an abrupt system-wide transition from a mixed human-machine phase to a new all-machine phase characterized by frequent black swan events with ultrafast durations (<650ms for crashes, <950ms for spikes). Our theory quantifies the systemic fluctuations in these two distinct phases in terms of the diversity of the system's internal ecology and the amount of global information being processed. Our finding that the ten most susceptible entities are major international banks, hints at a hidden relationship between these ultrafast 'fractures' and the slow 'breaking' of the global financial system post-2006. More generally, our work provides tools to help predict and mitigate the systemic risk developing in any complex socio-technical system that attempts to operate at, or beyond, the limits of human response times. (PhysOrg.com) -- In the United States, ultrafast trading in financial markets between 2006 and 2011 was the underlying factor for over 18,000 extreme price changes, according to a new study. Neil Johnson, a professor in the physics department of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, one of the authors of the study, thinks that a buildup of such "fractures" can destabilize the market. This study, “Financial Black Swans Driven by Ultrafast Machine Ecology” was submitted to arXiv earlier this month, suggesting the link between extreme-change fractures and market crashes. Citation: Study links ultrafast machine trading with risk of crash (2012, February 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-02-links-ultrafast-machine.html US imposes new rules on high-speed traders Crash event. Stock symbol is ABK. Date is 11/04/2009. Number of sequential down ticks is 20. Price change is -0.22. Duration is 25ms (i.e. 0.025 seconds). Percentage price change downwards is 14% (i.e. crash magnitude is 14%). Image: arXiv:1202.1448v1 © 2011 PhysOrg.com Explore further 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.
Boogie Cousins has only been in New Orleans for a week, but he’s already doing some crucial community outreach.Today, he and Anthony Davis were spotted riding on a float in the Zulu parade at Mardi Gras. Davis was on the mic working the crowd, and Boogie was wearing panties on his head for some reason.Looks like Boogie’s loving the Big Easy. They don’t get down like this in Sacramento.It’s safe to say that @boogiecousins is having no problems adjusting to New Orleans. He’s currently riding in Zulu with panties on his head. pic.twitter.com/F9TZC0DjwP— Emma Discher (@EmmaDischer) February 28, 2017 Advertisement
LPS Launches Tool to Accelerate Workouts on Fannie Mae Loans Share May 15, 2013 431 Views “”Lender Processing Services, Inc.””:http://www.lpsvcs.com/Pages/default.aspx introduced the web-based Workout Interaction Tool (WIT), which provides data from its MSP servicing system to and from Fannie Mae’s Servicing Management Default Underwriter (SMDU) platform.[IMAGE]LPS’ WIT provides mortgage servicers with access to Fannie Mae’s SMDU to provide consistent, real-time decisions on loan modifications and other workout solutions for struggling homeowners. Recently Fannie Mae “”announced””:http://www.dsnews.com/articles/fannie-mae-introduces-tool-to-improve-foreclosure-prevention-efforts-2013-05-07 the broad release of SMDU, which enables timely workout decisions based on Fannie Mae and Servicing Alignment Initiative guidelines. [COLUMN_BREAK] “”We’re pleased LPS has developed a solution that enables access to SMDU during the loss mitigation process for Fannie Mae loans,”” said Leslie Peeler, SVP of Fannie Mae’s national servicing organization. “”WIT shows that LPS understands Fannie Mae requirements and sees the value of delivering fast, consistent workout solutions in a user-friendly format that helps more borrowers avoid foreclosure.””Once WIT submits data to SMDU from MSP, then SMDU returns a “”response file”” that includes the recommended loss mitigation program based on the data, the Florida-based analytics firm explained in a release. The response file also includes messages for each loan based on SMDU’s analysis to further facilitate the processing and completion of workouts. “”LPS is proud that WIT supports Fannie Mae’s efforts to increase the quality and consistency of loan modification workouts across the servicing industry,”” said Dan Scheuble, COO of LPS. “”Together, we hope to facilitate faster adoption of Fannie Mae loss mitigation programs and improve workouts for both servicers and borrowers through improved loan workout standardization.”” Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Fannie Mae Investors Lender Processing Services Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-05-15 Esther Cho in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology
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number required for all its three candidates to win The election became high-profile after the entry of BJP national president Amit Shah and Union minister Smriti Irani in the fray The BJP has fielded Balwantsinh Rajput who till recently was Congress’ chief whip in the Assembly for the third seat against senior leader and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel Shah who is contesting his maiden Rajya Sabha poll on Mondaypresided over a meeting of the party MLAs where they were given a demo of how to vote correctly so that no vote becomes invalid Apart from all the 121 MLAs of the BJP Yadav Irani and Rajput attended the meeting BJP chief Amit Shah Union minister Smriti Irani and Congress leader Ahmed Patel Agencies "The MLAs who will be voting on Tuesdaywere given a presentation about the voting process" party spokesperson Bharat Pandya said Emerging from the meeting Yadav told the reporters that all the three candidates of the BJP will "win by a very good margin on Tuesday" "We will get three more votes than what is required to make our three candidates win Our mathematics is clear" he said and alleged that the Congress is keeping all its MLAs "hostage" ahead of the polls "Congress has broken all limits of freedom of expression Their MLAs had gone to a Bengaluru resort by leaving people of their constituencies in the lurch during natural calamity (floods) Even after returning to Gujarat the Congress is keeping its MLAs as hostages in such a manner that they could not even celebrate ‘Raksha Bandhan’ with their family members" Yadav said All the 44 MLAs of the Congress returned here this morning from Bengaluru and were taken to a resort in Anand district The election has become a cliffhanger given the delicate number game and six MLAs including Rajput a relative of Vaghela resigning from the Assembly indicating a close contest for Patel Three of the six MLAs including Rajput have joined the BJP A candidate will need 45 votes for a straight win in the poll The BJP with 121 MLAs in the House can easily get Shah and Irani elected However the party falls 14 short of the 45 votes required for Rajput’s victory Yadav’s statement assumes significance given the numerical position of the Congress whose current strength in the 182-member House was reduced to 51 from 57 due do the defections after the exit of the party stalwart Shankersingh Vaghela in July While 44 MLAs of the Congress had gone to Bengaluru the rest seven chose to stay back in Gujarat and have not opened their cards yet In a sign that he could be broadening his social campaign from drug dealers and crooked officials to tycoons Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has publicly named business mogul Roberto Ongpin as the kind of “oligarch” he wants to eradicate “The plan is to destroy the oligarchs that are embedded in government” Duterte reportedly said on Wednesday at the Malacañang Palace according to local news portal Rappler “I’ll give you an example publicly Ongpin Roberto” Duterte denounced the Harvard-educated Ongpin whom Forbes ranked as one of the top 50 richest Filipinos worth $900 million for allegedly using political ties to benefit his business “These are the guys who just sit in their airplanes or their mansions” Duterte claimed “Their money adds up like the fare adding up in a taxi’s meter” Ongpin an accountant has been embroiled in scandals in the past but has long denied any wrongdoing Duterte also known as "the Punisher" has repeatedly promised to eradicate drugs crime and other social ills from the Philippines but until now tycoons have not been one of the major targets of his campaigning [Rappler] Write to Casey Quackenbush at caseyquackenbush@timeinccomIt’s a divisive game Depending on who you ask Destiny is either the first truly next-gen console experience or an over-promised under-baked revenue machine for mega-publisher Activision Blizzard But there’s no disputing the 2014 title’s phenomenal commercial success Pitting players from around the worldGuardians in Destiny parlanceagainst the forces of the nebulous Darkness on behalf of benevolent orb The Traveler the game marries the fluid gunplay of the studio’s classic Halo games with the loot-collection of RPGs like the Borderlands and Diablo series Destiny enjoyed one of the most successful launches in gaming history when it went on sale last September (despite a lukewarm critical reception) and over 20 million players have created their own Guardians (Exact sales figures haven’t been released by the company) A major part of the game’s success is its focus on community including the design of its endgame activities Destiny‘s most challenging and creative tasks are strikes and raids multi-stage encounters that require anywhere from three to six people to complete In particular raids like the Vault of Glass and Crota’s End revolve around puzzles and mechanics that are almost impossible to complete alone Even the Crucible the game’s player vs player (PvP) arena is framed as a training exercise for the universe’s Guardians: they’re fighting each other so they can become strong enough to tackle and defeat the larger evil forces assaulting their universe The game is constantly making it clear that players are in this together That focus is also reflected in Bungie’s management of the people that make up its player community a constantly shifting group of people Headquartered in Bungie’s own forums and in the game’s extremely popular sub-Reddit the hardcore fanbase’s relationship with Bungie tends toward a default state of genial exasperation: they love the game have spent enough time with it to worm out every crack and crevice and want the studio to fix every flaw even as it is sometimes creating new ones David Dague (aka DeeJ) is one of Bungie’s community managers tasked with serving as conduits for whatever sentiments players happen to be conveying on a given day They’re the ones who filter and send information back and forth between the player base and Bungie’s technical teams whether through informal interaction or standard missives like the Bungie Weekly Update a traditional home for bad jokes and hints at upcoming changes This is a pivotal time for Bungie The studio is about to introduce major changes to the game’s reward mechanisms and content through its second DLC release House of Wolves scheduled for release on Tuesday May 19th The expansion pack includes a new narrative and accompanying set of missions a new social space for players dozens of pieces of new gear a materials exchange a new co-operative endgame activity and a new competitive PvP event In some ways the size and breadth of House of Wolves feels like it couldn’t have come together without the frosty feedback the studio received regarding their first piece of DLC The Dark Below which was derided for being skimpy on content and for changing key parts of the player experience without advance notice or consultation With the expansion’s release on the horizon TIME spoke to Dague about what he’s learned since the game’s launch how House of Wolves and future changes to the game will affect his role and his favourite pieces of community-created world-building See The 15 Best Video Game Graphics of 2014 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Activision’s futuristic first-person shooter in which players take on a rogue private military company uses a brand new engine built specifically for PCs and new-gen consoles to handle its cutting-edge lighting animation and physics Sledgehammer Games/Activision Far Cry 4 This pulled back shot of fictional Himalayan region Kyrat is in-game believe it or not rendered with an overhauled version of the engine Ubisoft used to design Far Cry 3 Ubisoft The Last of Us: Remastered Naughty Dog’s meditation on the worst (and best) of humanity is built on technology that reaches back through the studio’s pulp-adventure Uncharted series The graphics are so impressive TIME recently assigned a conflict photographer to photograph inside the game Ashley Gilbertson for TIME Alien: Isolation Built from scratch the Alien: Isolation engine’s outstanding deep space visuals all but replicate the set design of Alien film concept artists HR Giger and Ron Cobb’s work The Creative Assembly Assassin’s Creed Unity Ubisoft says it "basically remade the whole rendering engine" in its AnvilNext design tool to handle the studio’s meticulous recreation of Paris during the French Revolution Ubisoft Child of Light Inspired by filmmakers like Hayao Miyazaki and artist Yoshitaka Amano Child of Light’s hand-drawn artwork puts the lie to presumptions that graphical richness depends on shader support or polygon counts Ubisoft Destiny Built from scratch by ex-Halo studio Bungie Destiny’s game engine was designed to scale across the next decade says the studio Bungie Mario Kart 8 Nintendo’s kart-racer for Wii U reminds us that raw horsepower is just a facet of crafting a beautiful game world Nintendo Infamous Second Son Sucker Punch’s freeform Seattle-based superhero adventure models all sorts of minutia from the intricate wrinkling of an aged character’s face to the way eyelids stick slightly before separating when characters blink Sucker Punch Productions Monument Valley Escher-like at first glance Ustwo’s mind-bending puzzler was also inspired by posters bonsai plants arabic calligraphy and filmmaker Tarsem Singh’s The Fall Ustwo Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar’s remastered crime spree opus was crafted from an in-house engine first employed in a game that simulated table tennis Rockstar Titanfall Respawn Entertainment Forza Horizon 2 Turn 10’s Euro-racer actually models light refracted through drops of moisture the render tech plausibly simulating something as intangible but essential as the earth’s atmosphere Microsoft Studios/Turn 10 Studios 80 Days Inkle’s anti-colonialist vamp on Jules Verne’s famous novel uses crisp art deco imagery inspired by travel posters to unfurl 80 Days’ tale of intrepid globetrotters Monsieur Fogg and his valet Passepartout Inkle Tomb Raider Crystal Dynamics’ radical reboot of its popular series about an athletic archaeologist uses a modified version of the engine that powered Tomb Raider: Legend in 2006 Square Enix 1 of 15 Advertisement TIME: With almost eight months since release in the bag how has your approach to communicating with the player base changed Dague: During the first few months after launch the conversation we had with the emerging player base was very reactive It seemed like we were always rushing to explain events from the previous week Since then Ive been invited to work a lot more closely with the Live Team that supports the game Along with Bungie User Research and Destiny Player Support this enables us to include the community in the process that changes the way we all play Now the conversations we have with our players are a lot more forward-looking Were always building a bridge to the next update How does handling communication for a massive public-facing property like Destiny differ from a more private communications role Its so crucial to remember that Destiny appeals to many different types of players for different reasons Our last report was that 20 million people had created a Guardian in our world The challenge is to craft a message from Bungie thats relevant to all of them Every player of Destiny is important to us from the Raiders to the Crucible warriors Its rare that they will all follow the same narrative from moment to moment You gotta try and find a balance I know the game is designed around the concept of the community but from a distance the size of said community on Reddit and the Bungie forums is astoundingdid you expect this level of activity and engagement "Hoped" would be a better word We make games in the hopes that players will experience them The world of Destiny is so much more interesting when its packed with interesting people To see the way players have flocked to that Tower standing over a city in need of heroes has been amazing and humbling and inspiring Its definitely more than I can handle alone which is why Im grateful for the special teams on Bungienet that help track feedback and tackle support issues And what is this Reddit you speak of Can I have a link The segment of the player base that’s active online has gotten up in arms over a few communication decisions in particular namely the communication surrounding exotic upgrade paths and the decision not to include a raid with House of Wolves What’s your biggest regret in terms of community management to date I think the way we revealed the Exotic upgrade paths for The Dark Below was the single most educational moment for me personally Every day is a chance to learn more about the community that plays Destiny That was certainly one of them Its no coincidence that the kick-off to the conversation about House of Wolves started with a live demonstration of how to upgrade some of the more popular items in the Guardian arsenal We even invited members of the community to participate and make sure we got it right Meet America’s First Video Game Varsity Athletes Jonathan "McSleuthBurgur" Lindahl 19 a freshman in computer networking practices League of Legends and other video games in the video game practice space of Robert Morris University’s athletic department in Chicago March 18 2015 The university recognizes video games as a varsity sport under its athletic department and has been offering sports scholarships to video gamers to play League of Legends The team practices four to five nights a week in a $100000 classroom outfitted for video gaming Kitra Cahana—Getty Images Reportage for TIME Chris "STARS FourEyes" Broadnax 21 a graphic design major plays video games in Robert Morris University’s video game practice space in Chicago March 18 2015 Kitra Cahana—Getty Images Reportage for TIME Rachel "Razur" Zurawski 20 plays League of Legends and other video games in Robert Morris University’s video game practice space in Chicago March 18 2015 Kitra Cahana—Getty Images Reportage for TIME Student video game athletes play League of Legends and other games in Robert Morris University’s video game practice space in Chicago March 18 2015 Kitra Cahana—Getty Images Reportage for TIME Derek "Zig" Shao (left) 20 and Blake "Oberan" Soberanis 22 play League of Legends in Robert Morris University’s video game practice space in Chicago March 18 2015 Shao and Soberanis are two of the best members on the school’s video game team Kitra Cahana—Getty Images Reportage for TIME Chris "STARS FourEyes" Broadnax (right) 21 and Mario "ThirstDrinker" Huang 26 practice League of Legends and other video games in Robert Morris University’s video game practice space in Chicago March 18 2015 Kitra Cahana—Getty Images Reportage for TIME Rachel "Razur" Zurawski 20 practices League of Legends and other video games in Robert Morris University’s video game practice space in Chicago March 18 2015 Kitra Cahana—Getty Images Reportage for TIME Robert Morris University associate athletic director Kurt Melcher (second left) Jonathan "McSleuthBurgur" Lindahl (right) 19 and Dean "keyboychespin" Mitchell (second right) 18 watch others play the game Heroes of the Storm in Robert Morris University’s video game practice space in Chicago March 18 2015 Kitra Cahana—Getty Images Reportage for TIME Derek "Zig" Shao (left) 20 and Zixing Jie (right) 20 play League of Legends in Robert Morris University’s video game practice space in Chicago March 18 2015 Kitra Cahana—Getty Images Reportage for TIME Mario "ThirstDrinker" Huang 26 a sophomore studying Drafting Technology practices League of Legends and other video games in Robert Morris University’s video game practice space in Chicago March 18 2015 Kitra Cahana—Getty Images Reportage for TIME 1 of 10 Advertisement How is the release of House of Wolves going to change your relationship to the community if at all (I realize it’s not going to have a giant impact on the structure of your updates or anything like that of course but it does seem like it’s going to address many of the thorns in the community’s side) Thats impossible to predict After all both parties get an equal say about the quality of a relationship Our goals at Bungie are always to deliver an experience that people will love Now that were dealing with an engaged player base instead of a hopeful audience in waiting we can prove to them that were listening We want the Guardians of Destiny to feel like theyre a part of our creative process and so many components of the House of Wolves player experience was inspired by their feedback We hope that comes across when they embark on the adventure How do you envision your role changing as Destiny shifts from its DLC phase to a more mature state/as Destiny 2 enters more advanced stages of development I definitely dont want it to change too much The best thing about my job is knowing the heart of the player through the stories they tell about the game I want to continue to help our team anticipate their audience and I want to keep helping the leaders of our community to find an audience for their own voices The things that weve learned about the players of Destiny make us better at talking to them so I have no desire to migrate to a role where those lessons wouldnt be valuable Also Im not a very good concept artist and I use a calculator to do startlingly simple math so certain career paths at Bungie are just blocked by the fates Do you have a favorite piece of community-generated lore If so what is it Thats easily the hardest question youve asked Youre asking me to play favorites with a galaxy of rock stars We have this ensemble of role-players who have taken to Twitter to personify characters from Destiny With every announcement or community engagement I can expect everyone from the Cryptarch to the Queens Brother (even favorite weapons) to show up and share their perspective in character Its 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