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first_imgQUÉBEC – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) and Canadian Heritage(PCH) Advertisement PCH awarded $550,000 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) to support the programming for this 51st must-see song fest in Québec City.The FEQ is an international art and music event that has been offering rich and diverse programming for 51 years. Attracting concert-goers from Quebec and elsewhere in Canada, the United States and around the world, the Festival is an important pillar for tourism in the Québec City area.Quotes“Every year, the Festival d’été de Québec dazzles us with the quality of its diverse programming and the overall visitor experience. I am pleased about the Government of Canada’s support for the Festival, which shines a light on Québec City and the surrounding area, as well as the entire province, for Canadian, North American and foreign tourists. I wish all festival-goers a wonderful time!”The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Member of Parliament for Québec and Minister of Families, Children and Social Development“Tourism is one of the fastest-growing sectors worldwide. By supporting events like the Festival d’été de Québec, we are showing our commitment to fostering growth in this industry and promoting the attractiveness of the cities that host them.”The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED“For more than 50 years, the Festival d’été de Québec has spared no effort in showcasing our talented artists, who express their art through a wide variety of musical styles. This major event is a perfect illustration of the cultural vitality that exists across the country.”The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage“With the support from CED and PCH, the Festival has the means to fulfill its ambitions and further its development. This support is a significant factor in the event’s growth and sustainability and confirms the FEQ’s major contribution to the economy and to tourism development in Quebec and Canada.”Claude Doré, Acting Director General, FEQQuick factsCED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.This year marks the 50th anniversary of federal regional economic development in Quebec: half a century of concrete action dedicated to the development of the regions and local businesses.For more information on CED and its priorities, consult the 2018–19 Departmental Plan or visit www.dec-ced.gc.ca.PCH’s CAPF provides financial assistance to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series and organizations that offer support to arts presenters. Through the CAPF, Canadians have access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities.The FEQ welcomes international superstars, rising stars and emerging artists in all musical styles. Street musicians also add a touch of colour to the Festival, not to mention the rich lineup of shows and activities for the family.During the FEQ’s 10-day run, more than 250 shows will be presented on 10 stages in the heart of Québec City.Every year, the FEQ welcomes over 350,000 participants and can boast that 11% of its festival-goers are day-trippers and 27% are tourists. The latter come from Quebec (50%), the other Canadian provinces (19%), the United States(13%) and other parts of the world (18%). The number of visitors from outside Quebec has been on the rise since 2015.Stay connectedFollow CED on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTubeFollow PCH on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr Follow the FEQ on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, Snapchat The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Member of Parliament for Québec and Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, and the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced Government of Canada support for the Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ), which runs from July 5 to 15, 2018.CED’s non-repayable contribution of $1,260,000 was granted under the Quebec Economic Development Program to the Festival d’été international de Québec Inc. to help promote and market the 2017 and 2018 editions of the event outside Quebec through advertising, e-marketing and media relations. The assistance also went toward new additions to the Festival, such as spectacular street performances, urban structures and bracelets that create lighting effects. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

BJD to play big role in postpoll govt formation Naveen

first_imgBhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Sunday claimed that the BJD will win all the 21 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha and play a major role in government formation at the Centre in the coming elections in which no national party will be able to get a ajority.”No national party will be able to win majority in Lok Sabha election this time. BJD will have decisive role to play in formation of the next government at the Centre,” the Biju Janata Dal president said while formally kick starting his party’s poll campaign at a rally in Nayagarh. Claiming that the BJD will win all the 21 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha, Patnaik said this will give an opportunity for putting an end to the “historical injustice” meted out to the state. Assembly election is also scheduled to be held along with the Lok Sabha polls in four phases in Odisha next month. In 2014, BJD had won 20 out of the 21 Lok Sabha seats and 117 of the 147 assembly segments.last_img read more

EU court removes freeze on LTTE funds orders delisting

The European Union’s top court today removed the freeze on LTTE funds in EU countries and also ordered that the LTTE be removed from the EU’s terrorism list.The court said the EU had not produced any evidence to show that there was a risk of the Tamil Tigers carrying out attacks after its military defeat in 2009, the Reuters news agency reported. LTTE was added to the list in 2006. (Colombo Gazette) The EU terrorism list, created after the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001 and last updated in January, includes 13 individuals and 22 organizations, such as the Communist Party of the Philippines and Peru’s Maoist-inspired rebel group, Shining Path. “The Court of Justice therefore confirms the annulment of the continued freezing of the LTTE’s funds,” it said. read more

Halton police looking to identify suspect in break and enters

Halton police are looking to identity a male responsible for breaking into apartment buildings in Oakville.On April 24, just before 4 a.m. security camera caught a lone male prying open a side door and entering an apartment building.Once inside he used a grinder saw to access mailboxes and steal from a vending machine.Then just after 5 a.m. the same male was caught on security camera  entering another apartment building. He attempted to access the superintendent office and mailboxes but was unsuccessful.He’s described as, white, 30-35 years old, slim build, 5’10-6′ with dark hair. He was wearing black pants, black hoodie, white shoes, camouflage hat and carrying a grey backpack.Anyone with information is asked to contact 2 District, Criminal Investigations Bureau,  Detective Omar Nadim at 905-825-4747 ext. 2278. read more

Ford recalls nearly 44000 F150 trucks in Canada due to brake concerns

Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 271,000 F-150 trucks, including close to 44,000 in Canada, due to concerns about their front brakes.The automaker says the recall, which affects 2013 and 2014 models, is being issued to replace the brake master cylinders.The company says in some cases, the effectiveness of the brakes can be reduced due to brake fluid leaking from the brake master cylinder into the brake booster, increasing the risk of a crash.The brake fluid leak does not affect rear-wheel braking.Affected vehicles include those equipped with 3.5-litre GTDI engines built at Ford’s truck plant in Dearborn, Mich., from Aug. 1, 2013, until Aug. 22, 2014, and at its Kansas City, Mo., assembly plant from Aug. 1, 2013, through Aug. 31, 2014.Ford says it is aware of allegations of nine accidents with no injuries, and one alleged injury in another case that did not stem from an accident.Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder at no cost to the customer and will replace the brake booster if they find leaks from the brake master cylinder. by Posted May 25, 2016 3:12 pm MDT Last Updated May 25, 2016 at 3:15 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ford recalls nearly 44,000 F-150 trucks in Canada due to brake concerns read more

Blackpad de RIM une tablette animée par QNX

first_imgBlackpad de RIM : une tablette animée par QNX ?Canada – RIM garde le mystère autour de sa tablette internet, surnommée Blackpad. La rumeur évoque néanmoins un système d’exploitation QNX pour l’outil du fabricant canadien.Prévu pour le mois de novembre, la tablette de Research in Motion fait planer le mystère. Seules quelques informations filtrent au compte-gouttes. L’appareil, qui devrait s’appeler Blackpad, pourrait selon Blommberg posséder un écran de 9,7 pouces et des connectivités Bluetooth et Wi-Fi. Concernant son système d’exploitation, après Google et son Android, c’est la firme QNX Software Systems qui est pressentie pour fournir l’OS. Cette société a été rachetée par RIM en avril. Le Blackpad devrait fonctionner en étroite liaison avec le Blackberry, notamment au niveau de l’accès internet.Le 20 août 2010 à 10:58 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Fire District 3 hires fire marshal for city work

first_imgBATTLE GROUND — Fire District 3 has hired a fire marshal to handle investigations, inspections and plan review within the city of Battle Ground, and fire safety education and prevention efforts in the district at large.Fire District 3 holds the contract for fire protection services in Battle Ground, and Fire Marshal Chris Drone, whose position is jointly funded by the district and city, will work with the city’s community development department, according to a news release from the city.Prior to coming to District 3, Drone worked in Vancouver as a city plans examiner and lead deputy fire marshal.Previously, Battle Ground contracted with Clark County for fire marshal services. The county will continue to handle fire investigation and inspection services, among other fire marshal duties, in the district outside of Battle Ground.last_img read more

Plaza de Panama back on track bids for restoration higher than estimated

first_imgPlaza de Panama back on track, bids for restoration higher than estimated Updated: 7:00 PM Steve Bosh Steve Bosh, January 23, 2019center_img Posted: January 23, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Last Friday, bids for a grand restoration of Balboa Park came in, and they are considerably higher than earlier estimates.About 40–percent higher for construction costs alone. The City is evaluating those bids which could determine whether or not this project goes forward.The Sam Diego City Council approved this project back in 2012 as a public-private partnership between the City of San Diego and the Plaza De Panama committee. But, it’s been delayed all these years by legal challenges.The City would contribute $49 million, and $30 million was pledged by philanthropist, Irwin Jacobs.Two other bids came in at $85 million and $105 million respectively. The City is currently evaluating those bids.With construction costs escalating by the month the committee will be lobbying the new council members to move forward with this partnership. Plaza De Panama board member, Jim Kidrick feels confident this project could get underway before this summer. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Athletes compete for childrens charities at 10th South Beach Triathlon

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Athletes’ endurance was put to the test for a good cause during the 10th annual Life Time Tri South Beach Triathlon, Sunday.Competitors swam through the ocean, biked through the streets and ran through the sand — all in the name of charity.Proceeds from the race benefit children in terms of relief and cancer research.Organizers said athletes traveled from more than 30 states and 31 countries to take part in the event. “It’s obviously the setting. It’s the only endurance event here on the Beach,” said organizer Scott Hutmacher. “All of these athletes racing through the palm trees, racing through the Art Deco District, running up and down the boardwalk, crossing the causeways. It’s really the most unique event in all of South Florida.”The South Beach Triathlon has raised more than $1.5 million for charity.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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first_imgMeredith Corp. announced that Judy Nolte is resigning as editor-in-chief of American Baby. Nolte’s day-to-day editorial responsibilities will be assumed by Dana Points, editor-in-chief of Parents.Daniel Eisenberg was promoted to executive editor of Time.com, overseeing the site’s day-to-day editorial operations. Most recently Eisenberg served as the site’s features editor.Scientific American named Mariette DiChristina editor-in-chief, officially replacing John Rennie who left the magazine this summer. DiChristina, who had been serving as acting editor-in-chief, has become the eighth top editor in the magazine’s 164-year history and the first woman to assume the role.United Business Media’s Everything Channel appointed Kelley Damore as vice president and editorial director. Most recently, Damore served as editorial director at TechTarget. Previously, she spent nine years at UBM’s CRN magazine, serving as editor-in-chief from 1999 to 2002.Nearly two months after the shuttering of Gourmet, the magazine’s vice president and publisher Nancy Berger Cardone has resurfaced with the same title at Marie Claire. Cardone also spent eight years at Allure as VP/publisher.Former BusinessWeek editor-in-chief Stephen Adler was appointed to the newly-created position of senior vice president and editorial director of Thomson Reuters’ professional division. Adler announced his resignation from BusinessWeek in late October.Future US announced the appointment of three new editor-in-chiefs: Paul Curthoys will serve as e-i-c of Mac|Life, Logan Decker will serve as e-i-c of PC Gamer magazine, and Gary Steinman will serve as e-i-c of Playstation: The Official Magazine.Essence Communications named Colin H. Mitchell to the newly-created position of national director of magazine, digital and live event sales. Previously, Mitchell served as executive director of digital sales at Essence.com.Sun Coast Media Group’s Harbor Style magazine appointed Ann Wilcox as associate publisher. Wilcox previously was active in numerous community enrichment initiatives in the magazine’s hometown of Punta Gorda, Florida.Cynopsis Media’s Chuck Bolkcom has resigned as president and COO. In a separate move, Cynopsis named Wayne Roche director of business development and sales. Cynopsis, in partnership with the Merchant Banking division of HT Capital Advisors, publishes four entertainment trade publications. EGM Media Group, publisher of soon-to-relaunch Electronic Gaming Monthly, has announced three additions to its sales team as part of a partnership with media sales company AdPlayerz: former EGM national sales director Jeffrey Eisenberg will return to the magazine in the same capacity; John Abraham and Michael Eisenberg also will serve as national advertising sales directors.Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. named Elizabeth Mayhew vice president and editor-in-chief of brand content for the Woman’s Day Group, replacing senior vice president and e-i-c Jane Chesnutt. Formerly, Mayhew served as editorial development editor and style director at Real Simple and has contributed to House Beautiful and Southern Living. Her appointment is effective January 4.Leo Wolinsky was named editor of RBI’s Daily Variety, effective next month. Wolinsky previously spent more than three decades at the Los Angeles Times, where he served as managing editor and executive editor.last_img read more

Natore road crash kills father daughter

first_imgRoad Accident logoA man and his daughter were killed as a bus rammed their motorcycle at Bypass Road in Kandivita area of Natore on Thursday afternoon.The deceased are Ful Miah and his daughter Morsheda, 13, of Ramnagar in the district.Jhalmalia highway police said the Rajshahi-bound bus crashed into the motorcycle around 5:00pm, killing Morsheda on the spot and injured Ful Miah.The injured was taken to hospital where physicians declared him dead.last_img

Rana Plaza owners mother jailed 6 yrs for graft

first_imgA Dhaka court on Thursday sentenced Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana’s mother to six years’ imprisonment in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for hiding wealth information, reports UNB.Special Trial Court-6 judge KM Imrul Qayes also fined Marjina Begum Tk 20,000, said ACC lawyer Rafiqul Islam.The court ordered confiscation of one-thirds of her illegally amassed assets and sent her to jail after cancelling the bail.The ACC filed the case with Ramna police station on 12 April 2015 for submitting false and fabricated wealth information.At least 1,129 people, mostly garment workers, were killed and some 2,515 others injured as Rana Plaza in Savar came down crushing on 24 April 2013.last_img read more

Friends of Local History Special Collections Book Signing

first_imgMarietta Crichlow and Linda Crichlow White will present their book “Back There, Then: A Historical Genealogical Memoir” on Oct. 10 at 717 Queen Street starting at 1:30 p.m. The book discusses the importance of documenting Black family history during slavery. The event is free. For more information, visit backtherethen.com, call 703-746-1706 or e-mail backtherethen@aol.com.last_img

Facebook Starts Labeling Political Ads in the US

first_imgFacebook took another step to make it harder for Russia, and other bad actors, to influence future elections Thursday: The company began rolling out a labeling system for political ads in the U.S., which shows users who paid for any such ad, and which audiences were targeted by the ad.Political ads on Facebook and Instagram will now come with a clearly visible disclosure on who paid for the ad. Users who click on any of these disclosures can visit a special archive page for the ad, where they get to see other ads bought by the advertiser, as well as the amount of money the advertiser paid for the campaign, and the audiences it targeted.Users from around the world can also use this archive browse any of the political ads that are currently running in the U.S., and even go into the archives and revisit some of the ads any advertiser bought in the past. The company plans to bring similar labeling and archiving practices to other countries around the world in the coming months. Popular on Variety Facebook started to aggregate political ads in this archive earlier this month, and ultimately wants to make ads publicly available for up to 7 years — a period that the company decided on to make sure that it covers a full Senate cycle of 6 years.Facebook’s ad labeling is not dissimilar to the way political ads are being presented on TV, but the company does go further by not just labeling ads from candidates and campaigns as such.Instead, the company is also labeling issues-based ads as political. The company is using a list of 20 broad issues to identify such ads as political. This list includes obviously divisive issues like abortion, immigration and guns, but also ads that make political statements about taxes, values and health — areas where it sometimes can be a harder to decide whether a message is political or not.“We won’t always get it right,” the company’s global politics and government outreach director Katie Harbath and public policy director Steve Satterfield said in a blog post Thursday. ” We know we’ll miss some ads and in other cases we’ll identify some we shouldn’t.”Facebook director of product management Rob Leathern said during a press call Thursday that the company is vetting any political advertiser to verify their identity, a process that involves sending them unique codes to a U.S.-based address to verify that ads aren’t being bought by foreign actors. It is also asking users to report political ads that aren’t labeled as such. “We invite you to report ads so we can get better faster,” Leathern said.The company will analyze the images and text used in individual ads with a combination of human reviewers and artificial intelligence. Leathern said Thursday that Facebook may at some point share the policies and training materials that its reviewers are using to decide whether an ad is political, but he also cautioned that it didn’t want to tip its hand to bad actors looking to circumvent its policies.Speaking of bad actors: Russia’s disinformation campaign may have prompted Facebook to take this action, but the company won’t actually include the ads bought by Russia’s Internet Research Agency in the political ads archive. “Those ads have been released to the public,” said Satterfield Thursday. “We are focused on efforts going forward to election integrity.”center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

South Park Wont Stop Turning On Alexa

first_imgStay on target The Best Comedies Streaming On NetflixThese Are the Games You Should Check Out in April South Park’s latest premiere marked the show’s 21st season, but instead of legally drinking for the first time the cartoon just continued to deliver its occasionally brilliant, occasionally awful, unapologetic and hyper-topical centrist humor that has let it last for so long.However, not all viewers were pleased, and not just because the episode itself wasn’t so great. Tired of triggering people who bother to care about things, South Park instead triggered everyone’s Amazon Echo home speakers.In “White People Renovating Houses” a group of disgruntled Confederate deplorable types protest smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Apple’s upcoming HomePod as threats to their livelihoods. Naturally, this leads to a lot of instances of characters talking to Alexa. And because Alexa doesn’t discriminate between Cartman on the screen and its real owners in the home, anyone who had an Alexa on while watching the episode had to deal with some pretty annoying and/or funny interruptions.Check out these examples.Who else’s Alexa’s keep going off every time Cartman says something on the Alexa during this South Park episode #SouthPark21 pic.twitter.com/strwnTST23— Kenny Eaton (@Kenny_623) September 14, 2017 Thank you @SouthPark for adding “bags”, and setting an alarm on my personal Alexa…. pic.twitter.com/8Sc4XDj1tN— Tricia (@TrishALish08) September 14, 2017There are plenty more cases of this on Twitter as viewers complain about South Park causing their Amazon Echoes and Google Home products to do everything from repeating phrases to stocking up shopping lists to setting off alarms. Cartman even sets up an entire crude Alexa-Siri-Google conversation that must have been a nightmare for folks who own all those devices.Related, earlier this year Burger King tried to put out an ad that purposefully activated Google’s digital assistants, but Google put a stop to that. However, that ad was announced ahead of time, giving Google time to prepare. Alexa was left defenseless against this unexpected South Park plug. But maybe the manufacturers will just follow South Park’s lead and embrace apathy. After all, this prank is free publicity for everyone involved.Still, we’d rather have our smart speakers inadvertently controlled by TV shows we’re watching than maliciously controlled by whisper hackers. As South Park always preaches, you’ve gotta hear both sides. Here’s hoping the next episode is better and leaves your smart home alone.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Our Alexa reacting to her name being said on #southpark pic.twitter.com/xY942sLHNK— Vandal (@SSnatter) September 14, 2017last_img read more

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first_imgJanuary 19, 2009 – Digisonics has recently installed new cardiovascular imaging and management software. Goshen General Hospital (Goshen, IN) has recently selected the No. 1 KLAS ranked DigiView Image Management and Reporting System to satisfy their clinical reporting needs. An added HL7 interface will reportedly provide seamless integration between the Digisonics system and Meditech. The private practice of Cem Nasuhoglu, M.D., in Terrell, TX, will be upgrading to DigiNet Pro, providing the doctor with fully functional remote analysis and reporting of his cardiovascular studies via the Web. Digisonics’ DigiView cardiovascular solutions aim to bring together high-performance image analysis, professional reporting, an integrated clinical database and a PACS image archive all into one system. For more information: www.digison.net FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | January 18, 2009 Digisonics Completes New Installations News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Related Content News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more last_img read more

Marketing Compliance for Todays Lenders

first_img in Commentary, Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Marketing Compliance for Today’s Lenders Lenders in today’s market often face compliance challenges that bring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to their door with a huge fine. Mary Beth Doyle, founder of LoyaltyExpress examines these compliance issues and advises lenders on an effective way to avoid regulatory repercussions. The Compliance ProblemOne of the biggest compliance challenges lenders face today is enterprise-wide change management, as it relates to marketing methodologies being centrally defined and controlled. Unfortunately, individual loan officers have historically been allowed to march to their own beat in terms of advertising, marketing, and business-development initiatives. This fragmented approach is a major contributor to the gross violations and errors that the CFPB is cracking down on with costly fines and penalties.Dynamic marketing and business-development initiatives can be steadily and safely achieved when appropriate compliance loops, content development expertise, disclaimers, and licensing fields are at the core of a lender’s marketing engine. Taking down the walls that hinder an organization from being compliant without fail requires strong leadership and a commitment to the betterment of loan-officer careers and the mortgage industry overall.Mary Beth Doyle, founder of LoyaltyExpressThe Regulatory SideAlthough a majority of CFPB rules mirror state compliance requirements, there are a multitude of differing regulations on a state-by-state basis. For example, specific locations of licensing fields and the placement and verbiage of disclaimers are governed not only at a state level – but can vary by county as well.State-specific loan products and services are obvious examples of why regulatory guidelines vary state by state, such as the California Housing Finance Agency. These state-specific agencies are servicing the local needs and welfare of homeowners, including the ability to issue timely assistance for hardships. Just as economic conditions and disaster-related events differ on a state-by-state basis, so do regulatory guidelines in support of state-specific mortgage programs, products and services.The Fix Lenders must proactively embrace compliant business-development initiatives – and the reality that strict guidelines and best practices are here to stay. Even if an organization is plagued with regulatory misdemeanors, taking ownership of their shortcomings (and recognizing that the CFPB will respond more favorably to remediation efforts) is of utmost importance. The CFPB is slowly getting around in its auditing efforts. Lenders must be prepared to demonstrate complete transparency in this ever-demanding and ever-changing landscape of compliance adherence. There’s no way around it.Investing in world-class CRM and marketing automation services allows organizations to be both innovative and compliant with their business-development efforts. Primarily, the goal should be to establish unique, branded, and compliant one-to-one communications that drill down to specific needs and opportunities for targeted populations of prospects and customers. As a result of these intelligent, automated messages, loan officers will steadily enhance their qualified sales pipelines – as well as their overall capture rates of new and repeat business.Click here to learn more about LoyaltyExpress. Sharecenter_img Compliance Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Lenders LoyaltyExpress 2015-09-11 Staff Writer September 11, 2015 581 Views last_img read more

There may never be another football team anthem as

first_imgThere may never be another football team anthem as famous (or as cheesy) as the Chicago Bears’ “Super Bowl Shuffle” that was released in 1985.That song actually peaked at No. 41 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart that year, and the Bears went on to win their one and only Super Bowl title that season.The enthusiasm for the Arizona Cardinals is at an all-time high in the Valley, and that’s why Jason Devore, the lead singer of Authority Zero, did something about it — and it’s a million times cooler than what the Bears put together 31 years ago. Top Stories Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Devore is working on a new solo project with producer Derek Seidensticker and took out some time to write and record “Birdgang Battle Cry”.Here’s Devore’s explanation for the :41 clip, as explained on YouTube:So plain and simple I wrote and recorded a Cardinals “Fight Song”. A song to bring everyone together to electrify, fire up, unify, and inspire both the fans and the team they’re rooting for…the home town/State Arizona Cardinals. Growing up a local playing music , I feel it important that every city, state, and community should have something to be proud of and belt that brings them together as one voice. So, with the help of my good friend Derick Seidensticker I was able to record and present it to the Cards themselves so we’ll see where it may lead, but for now I present it to you. Call me crazy, but I hope you enjoy it. If you do and can get behind it please like it, share it, play it a few times over and again, and sing it loud! Hopeful it will stick and soar, but if for anything else, it was a lot of fun to do. Big thanks to my friend Jason Passaro for putting together the video and rally on friends! #birdgangbattlecryThe song was released on YouTube on Jan. 15, and has over 21,000 views. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Cardinals play the Carolina Panthers Sunday in Charlotte for the NFC Championship. The game can be heard on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM — kickoff is at 4:40 p.m. and special pregame coverage begins at 9:00 a.m. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Legislative Update for February 24 2014

first_img24Feb Legislative Update for February 24, 2014 playpause – 0:00:00 / 0:00:00Update RequiredTo play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Categories: Audio,Newscenter_img Legislative Update for February 24, 2014 [ 4:44 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (137) In this week’s roundtable, we look at auto insurance reform and constituent service efforts with home heating assistance, flood preparation and tax information.last_img read more

Rep Lilly announces Grand Haven grant

first_img09Mar Rep. Lilly announces Grand Haven grant Categories: Lilly News Tags: #SB center_img LANSING –  Today, Representative Jim Lilly (R-Park Twp.) announced this year’s recipient of the Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program Grant will be the city of Grand Haven.  The state legislature established the Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program in 1999 to aid in the preservation and protection of Michigan’s lighthouse.  The program was created in conjunction with the Michigan Lighthouse Project’s efforts to maintain the historic nature of Michigan’s numerous lighthouse stations.   “Michigan’s Great Lakes and the lighthouses that sit on our beaches continue to be a driving attraction of tourism across the state,” said Rep. Lilly. “The funds awarded to the city of Grand Haven show our state’s commitment to maintaining these historic structures and an investment in our community’s future.”The City of Grand Haven was awarded the $60,000 grant to aid in the rehabilitation of the Grand Haven South Pier Lighthouse.  The Grand Haven South Pier Entrance Light and Inner Light were constructed in 1839 and have been an attracting feature of the city drawing tourism since.  These grant funds will be utilized to reconstruct and stabilize the entrance light’s and inner light’s porthole windows and applying a weather stripping to the lantern doors. Construction on the entirety of the Grand Haven pier’s catwalk has been underway since the conclusion of summer 2016 and is projected to continue through August of this year.  “The Grand Haven lighthouse is often used as a symbol of our community and I’m happy to see the state playing a role in its preservation.  Grand Haven captures the essence of Pure Michigan and I hope this project and grant will allow for future generations to share in the beauty we’ve been blessed with,” said Rep. Lilly.last_img read more