TORONTO – Luxury home sales in the Greater Toronto Area, Oakville and Hamilton-Burlington have fallen by almost 60 per cent year-over-year, according to a RE/MAX report.The real estate company says 76 freehold and condominium properties in the GTA sold for more than $3 million between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, down from 180 sales during the same period last year.In Oakville, six homes in the same price range sold early this year, in comparison to 15 a year ago.Homes priced above $1 million in Hamilton-Burlington saw a 55 per cent drop to 59 homes sold at the start of the year from 133 in 2017.Though RE/MAX says the luxury market’s record-breaking pace from last year has slowed, it is still expecting plenty of activity this year.Already RE/MAX says it has seen increases in luxury home sales in the GTA’s Kingsway/Princess Anne Manor and Rosedale neighbourhoods, where 10 homes have sold so far this year, including the most expensive one for $8.4 million.
Sidi Ifni- Sharon Stone, the Hollywood star who attended the opening ceremony of the Marrakech Film Festival Friday night, appeared on stage boasting her cleavage. But unlike the past when such look used to stir controversy in Moroccan conservative society, the American actress’ look went unnoticed by Moroccan audience. The pictures taken of her during the festival made her appear as one of the sexiest women on the screen.Director Martin Scorsese, this year’s jury president, awarded the star a lifetime achievement prize. Sharone Stone was among several foreign artists who are to be honored in this year’s edition of the festival. Wearing a long blue robe at the opening ceremony, more than a fair share of her cleavage stood out. Sharon prides herself on the best films she starred in and the numerous awards she has won worldwide, such as a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Martin Scorsese was honored to award Stone a prize on Friday night. Sharon expressed her passion for bridging cultures of the world and promoting tolerance, creativity and peace. ‘The Marrakech film festival has given us the opportunity to bring together cultures from around the world to show our creative spirit,” Sharon said. “I’m grateful to receive this award, “she added. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
SAN FRANCISCO — Actor Jimmie Fails draws from his own story in his portrayal of a young black man navigating a shifting racial landscape in “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.” His tale is a familiar one in affluent U.S. cities.Like his character, Fails is a third-generation San Franciscan whose family lost their home in a once-flourishing African American neighbourhood called the “Harlem of the West.” His relatives scattered as housing prices skyrocketed and he struggles to get by in a city that’s not as black as the one he grew up in.“It’s often like you’re the last black man in the restaurant, the last black man in the barber shop,” Fails, 24, says. “San Francisco feels like a woman that you loved that doesn’t love you back, that you’re trying to get back.”In “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” a 2019 Sundance favourite that opened nationally Friday, Fails is a skateboarder and home caregiver who crashes at night in his best friend Mont’s room at his grandfather’s house in San Francisco.All the while, Jimmie dreams of reclaiming the grand Victorian home he says his grandfather built in the Fillmore District, before his father lost the home to drugs.Black people once migrated to San Francisco, drawn by its reputation for tolerance. But the city shed nearly 3,000 low-income black households, a 17%, decrease, between 2000 and 2015, according to a report by the Urban Displacement Project at the University of California, Berkeley. Many were driven out by rising costs and redevelopment.It’s a decline seen in other major U.S. cities. The African American populations in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago have shrunk since 2000, and Washington, D.C. is no longer a black-majority city.The film won a Sundance directing award for Fails’ childhood friend and collaborator, Joe Talbot. It features another San Francisco native, Danny Glover, as Mont’s grandfather.Talbot, who is white, says it has become that much harder to make ends meet, even in the five years they’ve taken to make the film.San Francisco companies Lyft, Uber and Pinterest have gone public this year, driving up fears that masses of millennial millionaires will take up all the city’s already scarce housing.The median sales price of a house was $1.4 million and the median rent for a one-bedroom was nearly $3,700 in April, according to analytics firm CoreLogic and listing site Zumper. Meanwhile, the city’s one-night count of homeless increased 17% in two years.“I have friends that work three jobs to get by in the shadows of the bigger industries, the big money makers here,” said Talbot, 28.San Francisco never had a large African American population, hitting its peak of 95,000 in the 1970 U.S. Census, or 13%. That figure tumbled to 11% in 1990, and then to just under 8% in 2000.A recent estimate has the black population at a smidge over 5%, the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey reports. Moreover, the Urban Displacement Project reports San Francisco lost people across all racial groups in the low to middle income groups, gaining only in the extremely poor and high-income households.“All of our concerns about San Francisco becoming a super-exclusionary place have come true,” said the project’s director, Miriam Zuk.Other Bay Area cities have shed black residents as housing costs rise. African Americans made up nearly half of Oakland, birthplace of the Black Panther Party , through the 1980s and part of the 1990s. They are only a quarter of residents today.African Americans started moving to San Francisco in the 19th century, drawn by its reputation for tolerance, writes Albert S. Broussard in “Black San Francisco.” Among those was William Alexander Leidesdorff, who came to San Francisco before it was called San Francisco, and served on its first town council.Migration ramped up in the 1940s, when wartime work lured black people from the South. They moved into homes in the Fillmore vacated by Japanese Americans who were incarcerated by the U.S. government.The “Harlem of the West” flourished with nightclubs, churches and shops catering to African Americans.But waves of redevelopment sapped the neighbourhood and residents left.Virginia Smyly, a board member of the San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society, says it’s been difficult for African Americans to hold on to the few homes they were allowed to purchase in the city. Children and grandchildren inherited family homes in the 1980s and 1990s, she said, but sold the property or lost the homes, unable to keep up with taxes and mortgages.Vanishing blacks are only part of the story, she says.“It’s not just African Americans who have disappeared,” she said. “It’s the working class people, people who were in manufacturing and in some service jobs that don’t exist any longer.”In the movie, Jimmie regularly sneaks over to the Victorian to tend to the yard and touch up painting. When the white people who live there move out, he moves in and marvels that he has a home in which to read a newspaper.He’s crushed when the house hits the market at an estimated $4 million, and pleads with a lender at one point for a predatory loan.“That’s not your old house and that’s not your neighbourhood,” his father says.“We built these ships, dredged these canals in the San Francisco they never knew existed,” says Mont’s grandfather. “This is our home.”The making of the movie is a celebration of an older San Francisco, says Talbot, one where kids from different schools and backgrounds became friends.They released a concept trailer to raise money and were inundated with offers from artists wanting to help.“There was a lot of love that got pumped into this,” he said.___Janie Har is a member of The AP’s Race and Ethnicity team. Follow her on Twitter @janieharJanie Har, The Associated Press
OTTAWA — Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says he doesn’t agree with the OECD that he needs to start raising interest rates by the end of next year.The central banker says that while he respects the view of the Paris-based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, different forecasting organizations can use different approaches to predict future economic growth.Poloz says the Bank of Canada’s thinking on the issue is based on its own view of the slack in the Canadian economy and the fact that inflation, at 1.1%, is currently well below where he would like it to be.Last month, Poloz surprised markets by dropping the central bank’s official tightening bias and moved to a more neutral stance, which signals that the bank is as likely to cut as to raise interest rates in the future.Analysts interpreted the move as the bank telling markets it won’t likely start raising borrowing costs until the first or second quarter of 2015.Markets reacted to that assessment by selling off the loonie.The Canadian Press
US retail sales up 0.3 per cent in February; sign economy is recovering from harsh winter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Mar 13, 2014 6:35 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. retail sales bounced back in February after suffering a steep decline during a bitterly cold January. Shoppers spent more on autos, clothing and furniture.The Commerce Department said Thursday that seasonally-adjusted retail sales rose 0.3 per cent in February. Spending had fallen 0.6 per cent in January, revised down from the 0.4 per cent decline initially reported. Retail spending also fell 0.3 per cent in December.The increase suggests that consumer spending has started to recover after being tempered by snowstorms and freezing temperatures that blanketed much of the country.Auto sales rose 0.3 per cent. Excluding volatile spending on autos, gas and building supplies, retail sales increased 0.3 per cent from December.Last month’s rebound almost brought retail spending back to its December levels. Purchases at restaurants, online retailers and department stores also improved, although the economy has yet to fully shake off winter’s impact.Over the past 12 months, retail sales have risen a modest 1.5 per cent.The retail report offers a first look at February’s consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 per cent of all economic activity. Many economists came into 2014 projecting that stronger consumer spending would cause growth to accelerate, only to find those estimates frustrated by the freezing weather across much of the country.The February employment report also suggested that the overall economy has recovered momentum. Employers added 175,000 jobs last month after weak gains in the previous two months.But the improvement in retail spending has not led yet to more work at stores. Retailers cut 4,100 workers in February. The losses were concentrated in electronics, department, sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores.Separate sales reports by auto companies indicate that consumer demand may improve in the spring. Consumers bought just under 1.2 million new cars and trucks in February, according to motor vehicle makers. That follows a 3 per cent drop in January— the first year-over-year decline since August 2010.General Motors, Ford and Toyota each reported sales declines for February. The country’s top three automakers said sales began to recover in the second half of last month, when the weather improved.So far this year, new vehicle sales have been on pace to reach a little more than 15 million for the year. In 2014, the industry sold 15.6 million cars and trucks. Economists forecast that auto purchases will approach 16 million this year.
A view of Semipalatinsk Test Site’s ground zero in Kurchatov, Kazakhstan. Remote Semipalatinsk was once the Soviet Union’s primary testing venue for nuclear weapons. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe In his message, Mr. Ban also noted that this year marked the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) by the Assembly.“Given the catastrophic risks posed by nuclear weapons to our collective human and environmental security – even our very existence – we must reject this stalemate,” said the UN chief.To date, 183 countries have signed the treaty and 164 have ratified CTBT. For the treaty to enter into force, ratification is required from the so-called Annex 2 States. Of these, China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, Pakistan and the United States, have yet to ratify it.“Those States whose ratification is required to bring the treaty into force should not wait for others. Even one ratification can act as a circuit breaker,” Mr. Ban said in his message, calling on all countries and peoples to work for CTBT’s prompt entry into force on the path towards a nuclear-weapon-free world.He also stressed the power of political will that can break longstanding deadlocks, as demonstrated in the adoption of ambitious new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change.General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft, in his message for the Day, said that CTBT must also be seen as “an important tool in our endeavour to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons,” adding his voice to the call on those States which have not yet done so to sign and ratify CTBT to enable its entry into force.Mr. Lykketoft also noted that moratoriums on nuclear testing have had a positive impact on the international security environment, and he recalled the need for continued systematic and sustained efforts to reduce nuclear weapons globally and fulfil the ultimate objective of general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control.Mr. Lykketoft noted that to enhance awareness and education about the effects of nuclear test explosions and the need for their cessation, he will convene an informal General Assembly plenary meeting on Wednesday at the UN Headquarters. “Today marks a quarter of a century since the closure of the Semipalatinsk test site in Kazakhstan, ground zero for more than 450 nuclear tests,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message for the Day. “The victims there are joined by others scattered across Central Asia, North Africa, North America and the South Pacific.”“A prohibition on all nuclear testing will end this poisonous legacy,” Mr. Ban added, noting that it will boost momentum for other disarmament measures by showing that multilateral cooperation is possible, and it will build confidence for other regional security measures, including a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction.A prohibition on all nuclear testing will end this poisonous legacyIn 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 29 August the International Day against Nuclear Tests through the unanimous adoption of a resolution to that effect. It also called for increasing awareness and education “about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.” The resolution’s adoption also commemorated the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site in Kazakhstan in 1991.
Here’s a look at some of the media attention Brock University received recently.Canadian culture may fight rise of white power movement: In the wake of recent events in Charlottesville, Va., Sociology Professor Kevin Gosine spoke to the St. Catharines Standard about how Canada’s social justice values have prevented alt-right movements from growing. The story appeared in all Postmedia Niagara dailies and weeklies.Herod: The market force that is Brock University: Brock’s growth in recent decades was at the centre of a St. Catharines Standard column about proposed new student housing in Thorold. The story appeared in all Postmedia Niagara dailies and weeklies.Cyclones add pair of rookie forwards: Former Brock University hockey player Andrew Radjenovic was featured on ECHL.com after being signed to the Cincinnati Cyclones, the ECHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres.Researchers tackling allergies and climate change receive CFI funding: Federal funding received by Brock professors Adam MacNeil and Kevin Turner for separate projects on allergies and climate change was featured in a story on Erie Media’s website.Did we miss something? If you know of an appearance or story about a Brock faculty member, student, athlete or alumni, please drop us a line with a link to the story at firstname.lastname@example.org
As Australia always starts a new day before anyone else, they also get the Black Friday sales first too. And the Apple Online Store sale is no exception with discounted prices already showing up in the Australian store.The discounts are as follows (these are Australian dollar prices):AdChoices广告iMac – was $1,449, now $1,328 ($121 saving)MacBook Pro – was $1,449, now $1,328 ($121 saving)13″ MacBook Air – was $1,559, now $1,478 ($121 saving)iPod nano – was $199, now $184 ($15 saving, but varies based on model)iPad – was $628, now $578 ($51 saving)iPod touch – was $289, now $264 ($25 saving, but varies based on model)There’s free shipping on all discounted products too.As well as the gadgets Apple has discounted loads of accessory lines for iPhone, iPad, your home office, sound, portable charging, and Mac gift ideas including software and the M-Audio KeyStudio 49 keyboard.You can check out the full range of offers on the Apple Online Store Australia.via EngadgetMatthew’s OpinionIt’s safe to assume that whatever Apple Australia does is going to be repeated in the U.S. and Europe. So let’s break the discounts down into rounded percentages for the main devices everyone wants:iMac – 8% offMacBook Pro – 8% off13″ MacBook Air – 8% offiPod nano – 8% offiPad – 8% offiPod touch – 9% offSo nearly 8% across the board, but the savings vary depending on the model bought in the case of the iPod touch and the iPod nano.Is that discount enough to get you to buy an Apple device tomorrow?
6 Comments Short URL Friday 28 Apr 2017, 3:53 PM GARDAÍ IN NENAGH are appealing for witnesses to a crash that left a man dead.The fatal collision happened at Annagh Cross, Co Tipperary at around 12.30pm today. The 53-year-old man was seriously injured when his motorcycle collided with a 4×4 vehicle on the R438 at Annagh Cross near Birr. He was treated at the scene by emergency services personnel but was pronounced dead a short time later. The driver of the 4×4 was uninjured.The road is closed to traffic and local diversions are in place while Garda Forensic Collision Investigators examine the scene. The local coroner has been notified.Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact Nenagh Garda Station 067-50450 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111. 18,901 Views Image: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie Share Tweet Email File Image: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie File Apr 28th 2017, 3:53 PM http://jrnl.ie/3364321 By Paul Hosford Motorcyclist dies after collision with 4×4 in Tipperary The driver of the 4×4 was uninjured. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
La légendaire tortue de Hanoï pourra enfin être soignéeAprès plusieurs tentatives, la tortue du lac Hoan Kiem de Hanoï a enfin été attrapée. Le légendaire animal, symbole vivant de l’indépendance du Vietnam présentait depuis quelques temps des blessures et avait besoin d’ être soignée.Des milliers de Vietnamiens étaient là dimanche, pour assister à la capture de la tortue du lac Hoan Kiem. L’animal de plus de 200 kg, nécessitait de soins après avoir été blessée par les hameçons des pêcheurs et par des petites tortues de Floride apparues au cours des dernières années dans le lac. À lire aussiCet homme a fabriqué un Jurassic Park miniature pour sa tortueFace à l’état inquiétant de l’animal, les autorités de la capitale ont constitué un “conseil pour le soin de la tortue” chapeauté par un éminent vétérinaire. Une première tentative de capture le 8 mars, s’est achevée par la fuite de l’animal qui a réussi à déchiré le filet. Une nouvelle équipe de 50 personnes a été réunie pour, cette fois, parvenir à la mettre en cage. La tortue sera à présent conduite dans une île où elle pourra être examinée et soignée. Tim McCormack, du Asian Turtle Program précise à l’AFP qu’il s’agit de “l’un des animaux les plus menacés dans le monde et on en sait très peu sur elle”. Il pense que le reptile a certainement plus de 100 ans. Il s’agit en outre d’un des quatre spécimens de “Rafetus Swinhoei” connus (les deux autres se trouvent en Chine et le troisième vit dans un autre lac vietnamien).La tortue est, aux yeux des Vietnamiens, le symbole de l’indépendance du pays. Selon la légende, le roi Le Loi avait une épée magique dont il s’était servi pour chasser les envahisseurs chinois du Vietnam, au XVème siècle. Lors d’une promenade au bord du lac, la tortue lui aurait subtilisé la fameuse épée afin de la conserver jusqu’à ce que le pays en ait une nouvelle fois besoin. Le 4 avril 2011 à 16:35 • Emmanuel Perrin
DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Davie mobile home was reduced to rubble after a devastating fire, Saturday.Officials said the double-wide home was destroyed after flames broke out in a neighborhood near State Road 84 and Bright Road.Firefighters said the home was fully engulfed before the flames were put out.Fortunately, the home was empty at the time.The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
A view inside the home revealed debris scattered across the living room and the gaping hole left in the front of the house. The bus crashed just feet from their Christmas tree.Juan Garcia, a neighbor, said this is the third time he’s seen something like this on the street. “Still, from the last accident, they had the fences fall down on the sidewalk,” Garcia said. “I’ve lived in this house for 14 years. I see a lot of accidents.”The cost of repairs remains unknown, but for now it does not seem the family will have to leave their home.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have responded after a school bus crashed into a home in Hialeah, Monday.Authorities could be seen by 7Skyforce HD taking photos of the scene, located at 46th Street and West 12th Avenue.According to Hialeah Fire Rescue, 30 kids were on board the Maria Elana School bus at the time.Eight of the children were evaluated by fire rescue at the scene. However, there were no serious injuries, and no one was transported to the hospital.Manuel Garcia said he, his daughter and his grandkids all live in the home. The family had left for the day before they were called back to see the residence.“Everybody left actually like 10 minutes before,” said family friend Rafael Acevedo. “The neighbors called them and everybody came back to see what happened. The city inspectors were here, and actually, right now, they don’t know what’s going to happen. That’s the problem. You see it’s a mess. They gotta clean it up. We’re waiting to see what happens.”According to fire rescue, there was a two-vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection at around 9 a.m., and the bus driver swerved to avoid hitting the cars. The bus has since been towed away.
These operated in multiple countries and pretended to be local people, media groups and political organizations. They posted stories on current events, mostly sourced from Iranian state media and focused on political tensions. Facebook previously took down accounts linked to Iran back in January and last August.The majority of the accounts — 1,907 — were linked to Russia and posted spam, with some engaged in deceptive behavior. It removed 212 accounts tied to Macedonia and Kosovo.Gleicher noted that Facebook didn’t find links between the misinformation efforts in each nation, but they used similar tactics.”In each case, the people behind this activity coordinated with one another and used fake accounts to misrepresent themselves, and that was the basis for our action,” he wrote. 0 9 Photos Share your voice Facebook Facebook took down thousands of accounts linked to deceptive behavior, it said Tuesday. Getty Images Facebook removed thousands of accounts from Russia, Iran, Macedonia and Kosovo for engaging in “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” it said Tuesday.The effort was spread across 2,632 pages, groups and accounts on Facebook and Instagram, Nathaniel Gleicher, the social media giant’s cybersecurity policy boss, said in a blog post.Most of the coordinated inauthentic behavior — which is how Facebook describes misinformation campaigns designed to widen political divides — came from the 513 accounts tied to Iran. Post a comment The nine types of Facebook ads that Russian trolls paid for Security Internet Services Tags
Share Accuweather has activated a significant weather alert for the South Harris County area and South Houston until 2 p.m.Other areas included are Pasadena, Eastern Pearland, League City, Baytown, Texas City,Friendswood, La Porte, Deer Park, Alvin, Dickinson, La Marque, Santa Fe, Seabrook, Galena Park, Jacinto City, Webster,Hitchcock, Beach City and Kemah.Torrential rainfall is also occurring with the storm, and may leadto localized flooding.
Tor Project’s Ooniprobe app checks if you are censored by Martin Brinkmann on February 10, 2017 in Google Android – 1 commentThe Tor Project released ooniprobe designed to run checks to see if you are being censored for Android and iOS mobile devices.The app is designed to run a series of tests to find out about evidence of censorship, and information on the speed and performance of the network used by the mobile phone.Before you can use it however, it walks you through a series of informational pages, a quick test that you have to pass, and a configuration page for the program’s data collecting functionality.Once you are passed all that, you are taken to the run tests page. You find the three available tests — web connectivity, HTTP invalid request line, and NDT speed test, listed on the page.Tor Project’s Ooniprobe appSimply tap on run next to a test to run it at that point. While you can tap on all three in rapid succession, it is probably better to run only one test at a time.Web Connectivity attempts to connect to dozens of URLs taken from this master list.Please note that these URLs include sites that you may not want to be linked to, or that even may get you into trouble. It includes categories such as gambling, sex, hacking, religion or P2P just to name a few.Tests don’t take long to run, and results are always shown on the past tests page which you need to switch to.Past tests are color coded indicating whether a test was successful or failed. Red meaning that a test failed.The screenshot above shows that the Web Connectivity test failed.You can open the test results to find out more about what has been tested. If you open the Web Connectivity test for instance, you see the list of URLs used by the test.Red connections indicate connection issues, while green connections worked fine. You may tap on the view button next to each tested URL to display detailed information.One option that is missing here is to re-run the test for that particular URL. If the test used http to connect to the site, it may suggest using HTTPS or Tor as circumvention strategies. The https link is active and you may tap on it to find out whether the site loads fine using it.Since you may get unknown errors when trying to connect to some of these URLs, you may want to test connections again to make sure connections to these URLS are blocked and not just caused by temporary loading issues.All connection tests that failed had an unknown error for instance on the device I tested this on. Manual tests of the URLs resulted in the sites being accessible. I re-ran the tests but unknown errors did creep up in all future tests made using ooniprobe.This is unfortunate, as it means that you will have to test the failed sites manually to verify the findings. The lack of the re-test button makes this less comfortable than it could be.Closing WordsOoniprobe is a free app for Android that requires no extra permissions. Information on the tests is shared online, but you may select the scope of that somewhat during the initial setup phase.The app needs a run tests connection test again button for failed URLs, but that is the only issue I encountered during tests.The developers plan to add more tests to the application this year including WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger tests.Now You: How did the tests turn out for you?Summary12345 Author Ratingno rating based on 0 votes Software Name OoniprobeSoftware Category SecurityLanding Page https://ooni.torproject.org/post/ooni-mobile-app/ Advertisement
Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… What do gay men love so much about jockstraps?What is it about jockstraps that gay men love so much?This film sums up the hidden meaning of Grindr messages everywhereRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russell-crowe-selling-off-old-leather-jockstrap/ GAYSTARNEWS- The Hollywood actor has put 229 items up for sale, many of which he shared with ex-wife Danielle Spencer.And as you may imagine, the lots on sale are as diverse and rich as his films – not to mention an old leather jockstrap.Russell Crowe’s Art Of Divorce[embedded content]There are many lots that raise interest, including motorbikes, guitars and original paintings.On sale are many pieces of film memorabilia, from Gladiator chariot to his iconic purple suit in Virtuosity.But it items such as an old leather jockstrap (pictured above), a dinosaur skull and, erm, a dead horse (a prop of course), according to the lot notes of Sotheby’s AustraliaThe jockstrap – which was actually used in Cinderella Man – is seeking to fetch around A$500 to A$600 Russell Crowe is selling off his personal items in an auction called The Art Of Divorce. The cheeky front cover of Crowe’s Art Of Divorce auction (Picture: Sotheby’s/The Art Of Divorce)The programme cover shows Crowe somewhat humorously posing with an Old Fashioned cocktail and a tuxedo.As he said on Australia’s Sunrise programme, he decided to give the auction a cheeky edge to ‘turn something that was a little bit bleak into something joyful.’Russell Crowe’s mounted Dinosaur skull. Yup.‘I don’t collect for the sake of collecting; I collect because I’m passionate about a particular subject.‘Part of that collector’s passion is actually an excitement—that the next person who comes along and has the custodianship of a particular item is going to enjoy it and love it as much as I do.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Some of the more unusual items in Russell Crowe’s divorce items include an old leather jockstrap (Picture: Twitter) eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)
Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-02-13 Tory Barringer February 13, 2013 445 Views Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Genworth USMI Completes Integration with Encompass 360, PCLender Systems “”Genworth’s U.S. Mortgage Insurance””:http://mortgageinsurance.genworth.com/ (USMI) unit announced the completion of integrated electronic interfaces with “”Ellie Mae’s””:http://www.elliemae.com/ Encompass 360 and “”Lender Processing Services'””:http://www.elliemae.com/ (LPS) PCLender loan origination systems (LOS).[IMAGE]According to a release from Genworth, more than 300 lender customer accounts now have the ability to process loans faster and receive mortgage insurance commitments electronically as a result of the integration.The integrations with Encompass 360 and PCLender allows mortgage lenders to get direct access with [COLUMN_BREAK] Genworth USMI rate quotes and ordering of commitments to grand mortgage insurance without having to leave their internal LOS. This feature reduces time and simplifies the process needed to obtain confirmation of coverage.While the ability to order mortgage insurance through LOS interfaces is available for customers authorized by USMI to underwrite loans based on its guidelines, the option to obtain a rate quote is available to all LOS users.According to Genworth USMI, customers who have completed the LOS integration now originate more than 80 percent of their loans using the faster electronic interface.””Genworth technology solutions can streamline our customers’ mortgage origination processes,”” said Erika Stinson , digital channel product manager for Genworth USMI. “”The integrations are part of Genworth USMI’s ongoing technology innovation and process improvements to ensure that it is easy for customers to do business with us. Our integrations with PCLender and Encompass360 make these improvements available to even more customers.””Genworth USMI is a unit of Genworth Financial, Inc., based in Virginia.
in Headlines, journal, News, Origination Company News Elizabeth Green LoanLogics 2019-06-28 David Wharton LoanLogics Adds Elizabeth Green as Chief Collateral Officer Pennsylvania-based LoanLogics, a provider of loan quality technology for mortgage manufacturing and loan acquisition, announced that Elizabeth Green has joined the company as Chief Collateral Officer. In this role, she will be responsible for the company’s product strategy for collateral assessment solutions.”Liz will play a vital role in expanding our product offerings by deepening our collateral assessment capabilities and overall product strategy,” said Dave Parker, Chief Product Officer. “Today’s collateral valuations and assessments are more data intensive and technology oriented than ever before. Liz brings her skills and extensive experience in developing solutions for mortgage lending and property valuation to collateral compliance. We’re thrilled to have Liz as a member of LoanLogics’ leadership team.”Green is a 25-year veteran leader in the mortgage software and valuation sectors. Most recently, she was president of Centric Technologies, a technology firm in real estate appraisal procurement, policy enforcement, and reporting. Previously, she was Director of Strategic IT Projects at Supreme Lending, where she was responsible for implementation strategies for lending technologies used for the solicitation and fulfillment of residential mortgage loans. She has held many senior management positions in software product development during her career.”I am tremendously impressed with the LoanLogics product suite and leadership team, and with management’s vision of revolutionizing mortgage manufacturing and asset delivery,” Green said. “I’m honored to be part of a team that is committed to market dominance through the innovation of products and services that meet the needs of a dynamic and demanding industry.” June 28, 2019 196 Views Share
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