By Zakaria ouadghiriRabat – Morocco’s spending on research and development (R & D) constituted 0.8 percent of Gross Domestic Product in 2017, said Said Amzazi, the minister of national education, vocational training, higher education, and scientific research, on Tuesday in Casablanca.“Even if the budget earmarked for scientific and technical research in Morocco is just 0.8 percent of GDP, the problem is really the procedures for disbursing this funding,” he commented. He said that while the rate is low compared to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries (2.3 percent), it is still higher than it was in 2016 (0.3 percent).Read Also: CIA: Moroccan Military Spending to GDP Ratio Is 26th Highest in WorldMoroccan universities do not use “considerable sums” because the procedures are “complex and slow” while R & D requires flexibility and a rapid response, he explained in a speech delivered at the 8th annual Colloque X-Maroc event. The event’s theme was “Research & Development as a Lever for Growth.”According to the latest UNESCO report on countries’ investment in R&D, Morocco ranks third in Africa, after Egypt and South Africa. Morocco spends MAD 14 billion for research.Approximately 8,000 skilled Moroccans, including 600 engineers, leave the country each year, according to Salwa Belkeziz-Karkari, the president of the Moroccan Federation of Information Technologies. Read Also: Benchaaboun: Privatization to Cut Deficit to 3.3% GDP in 2019Morocco’s Minister of Education Said Amzazi recently said that brain drain is an “international phenomenon” resulting from the desire of graduate students to look for more favorable working conditions. According to the minister, Morocco does not provide incentives to attract educated Moroccans across the world.If Moroccan researchers return to Morocco from Europe, they start at the lowest administrative rank, an unacceptable demotion for university researchers, Amzazi continued.
“We have more or less agreed to a general approach on the Liberian issue. And I’m very pleased with that,” Mr. Annan, on a one-day visit to Washington, told journalists in a joint appearance with Mr. Bush after the two had met in the White House Oval Office.Mr. Bush said the United States wanted to enable the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to get in and help create the conditions necessary for the cease-fire to hold, “that we’ll participate with the troops.”Noting that he was still in the process of determining what was necessary, Mr. Bush added: “I told the Secretary-General that we want to help, that there must be a UN presence, quickly, into Liberia. He and I discussed how fast it would take to blue helmet whatever forces arrived, other than our own, of course. We would not be blue helmeted. We would be there to facilitate and then to – and then to leave.”Mr. Annan said: “We talked about areas where the President has made a difference. Over the past couple of weeks, things are going in the right direction. We have bumps in the road, but I think with the determination of the leaders and the support of the international community, we will make progress on this very difficult issue.”The two leaders also discussed the HIV/AIDS pandemic and Iraq among other issues.”I would want to thank the President for the interest in the (African) continent and his determination to help defeat the AIDS pandemic,” Mr. Annan said. “I think it is a tragedy that is not only taking away the future of Africa, it is really destroying the present.”And this is – it’s a disease that takes parents away from children, teachers away from students, doctors away from hospitals. So the effort that is going on is absolutely worthwhile. And at the African Union Summit, this topic was very much on everyone’s mind,” he added.On Iraq, he said he was encouraged to see the formation of the Iraqi Governing Council yesterday. “And I must say that my special representative, Sergio Vieira [de Mello] and Mr. Bremer are working very well together,” he added in a reference to L. Paul Bremer, head of the United States-run provisional administration in Baghdad.Earlier Mr. Annan met with Secretary of State Colin Powell and the leaders of the US Senate, including Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. He was also scheduled to meet with US Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson and several other members of the Senate and House of Representatives before returning to New York this evening. read more
A father is suspected of killing his two sons before taking his own life following a stand-off with police at his home in Leicestershire.Officers were called to an address in Hinckley at around 9.30pm on Tuesday after neighbours reported hearing a loud disturbance in the normally quiet street.Trained negotiators were called after the homeowner barricaded himself and the boys inside the property. Detective Chief Superintendent David Sandall, head of Leicestershire Police’s crime and intelligence directorate, said: “A number of inquiries are now under way to understand what caused the three deaths, and the circumstances surrounding the events of last night in the house.“Whilst we are not, at this stage, looking for anyone in connection with what happened, we would like to hear from anyone who may have information for us.” My neighbour could see a woman standing in the street. She phoned the police. I was woken up by screamingneighbour Wendy Aubrey Police forensics officers enter the house from which neighbours had reported hearing screamsCredit:Leicester Mercury/SWNS Police were called to Welwyn Road, Hinckley, on Tuesday nightIn a statement, the IPCC said: “Leicestershire Police notified us early on Wednesday about a serious incident their officers attended in Welwyn Road, Hinckley.”We understand that three people were subsequently confirmed dead inside a property there and a fourth person was taken to hospital injured. “The IPCC has sent investigators to the police post incident procedure to assess the level, if any, of our involvement.” Police stand guard outside the semi-detached house where the bodies were foundCredit:Leicester Mercury/SWNS Following a five hour stand-off neighbours reported hearing a woman screaming and police entered the house where they found the bodies of a man and two children.They were named locally as David Stokes, 43, and his two sons, Adam 11 and Matthew, five.His wife, Sally, 44, was taken to hospital with injuries and was described as being in a stable condition. It is understood the couple had recently separated, but neighbours described Mr Stokes, who works as an electrician and is a keen cyclist, as a devoted father.The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) in order to assess if the officers’ action during the standoff was appropriate.Neighbour Mitch Bennett, 45, said: “I’m just in shock. He seemed a normal guy. I’d often see him washing his car. I’d say hello to him. This is nice, neighbourly area.“I hadn’t seen her or the children in a while. I don’t know if they were living there before it happened.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. read more
Maggie O’Farrell, up for best novel The Costa Book Award shortlist this year stars the most female authors in its history, as the changing landscape of publishing overturns decades of dominance by men.The Costa shortlists, broken down into five categories, include 14 women and just six men this year, in a trend which has seen the proportion of female writers gradually creep up over its 45 year history.For the first time, the poetry category has an all-woman shortlist, as the rise of the internet allows new voices to be heard. Sylvia Patterson, nominated for best biography, with Jarvis Cocker He added: “Technology has played into this in quite a big way, with Kate Tempest and Melissa Lee-Houghton having audiences beyond the traditional pages of literary magazines and ways of publishing poetry.”Poetry is having a very good new lease of life on the internet, and it would be unnatural if that lease of life wasn’t reflected in shortlists for prizes. That’s where a lot of the action is.”The biography award will see Prof John Guy, the Cambridge historian who has won the prize once before, put his Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years, up against journalist Sylvia Patterson’s memoir about the her history of pop interviews from the 1980s onwards in I’m Not With The Band: A Writer’s Life Lost In Music. Rose Tremain, whose novel The Gustav Sonata is nominated Francesca Simon, children’s authorCredit:Andrew Crowley “It’s an important day for poetry by women, when it seems entirely natural – which it did, there was no agenda here – that the four volumes which struck the judges most were all by women.” Nicci Gerrard, one of the prize’s judges, said she had been pleased to read more novels written by “outsider” voices, after decades of women failing to be properly rewarded in literary prizes thanks to “some kind of invisible bias” in the publishing industry.Andrew O’Hagan, who judged the poetry category, said: “It’s striking and exciting. There have been plenty of decades in the past where no women have appeared on any shortlists of literary prizes. Francesca Simon, the author of the Horrid Henry series of children’s books, is in the running for the children’s award for The Monstrous Child, her first novel for readers aged 12 and up.Winners in the five categories, who each receive £5,000, will be announced on January 3rd.The overall winner of the 2016 Costa Book of the Year will receive £30,000 and will be announced at the Costa Book Awards ceremony in central London on January 31. Shortlisted writers include Kate Tempest, who was nominated for the Mercury music prize, and Melissa Lee-Houghton, whose poem ‘ i am very precious ’ was first published online and spread via social media.They are joined by Alice Oswald for her work Falling Awake, and Denise Riley for Say Something Back.The best novel category will see Rose Tremain’s The Gustav Sonata compete against Sarah Perry’s The Essex Serpent, Maggie O’Farrell’s This Must Be the Place and Sebastian Barry’s Days Without End. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. read more
TÁNAISTE EAMON GILMORE has sought to reassure members of the Labour Party in an email distributed earlier this evening.The email comes after a difficult few weeks for the junior coalition partner following the result in the Meath East by-election where it secured less than five per cent of the vote.In the aftermath of that result questions have arisen about Gilmore’s leadership but he has defended the party’s performance in government.In an email bulletin to party members this evening Gilmore notes: “While it often seems that we are subject to relentless criticism from the commentariat, we also have some friends.”The email twice links to piece from former Dublin TD Derek McDowell in the Irish Times earlier this week while the Tánaiste also says that the current Dáil recess “has given us time to take stock of where Labour is as a party of government”.Gilmore tells members that he has spoken to individual party members around the country as well as parliamentary colleagues and found the feedback “very instructive”.Under a section entitled ‘Stabilising the chaos’ the Tánaiste says that Labour has been “putting the country first by bringing Ireland from a state of economic chaos to stability”.He writes: “To do this we have had to make tough decisions, but the stability we have created, has allowed us to turn our attention to bread and butter issues such as job creation and personal debt.”Gilmore says he is “very optimistic” that his trade mission to Turkey this week will result in jobs in Ireland and also says he was “delighted” to hear that the pharmaceutical company Novartis announced the creation of 100 jobs this week.“This Party has been putting the country first by getting our people back to work and dealing with the unemployment crisis,” he says adding that in the last year private sector employment grew by over 12,000.Column: Criticism of Eamon Gilmore has been very personal and extremely unjust read more
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram An anti-smoking drug has become the focus of forensic scientists in Victoria, as concerns emerge regarding its potential link to suicide.The decision to look into the drug, commercially known as Champix, came directly from Victorian coroner Jacqui Hawkins following the death of a Melbourne man last year, who took his own life after taking the drug for six weeks.The 36-year-old’s mother brought the matter to the Victorian Coroner’s Court’s attention, after writing a letter and blaming Champix for her son’s death. Following up the claim, last month Ms Hawkins found evidence that the man’s death could have been the result of an adverse reaction to Varenicline, a chemical prescribed for the cessation of smoking, helping to reduce withdrawal symptoms.But head of the institute’s forensic sciences and chief toxicologist Dr Dimitri Gerostamoulos says it can be very difficult to establish the link, particularly if people have a past history of suicidal thoughts and self-harm.“Champix has been on the market for probably nine years now and there is some association in people who have a pre-existing mental condition, that they may be predisposed to thoughts of suicidal ideation,” he said.“There’s been quite a lot of research that’s been done, not only here but overseas, and there’s been no real consensus reached on the question of whether or not this particular drug can cause suicide, or lead to suicide in patients.”Though a concrete link has yet to be established, enough evidence has been collated to introduce routine and regular testing of the drug in people who make a report to the coroner.According to a report by the ABC, since being listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in 2008, Australian doctors have prescribed the anti-smoking drug millions of times. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) says there have been 1,958 adverse event reports regarding Champix since mid 2015, 32 of which had links to suicide. However, the TGA says the cases could also be attributed to the onset of depression due to sudden nicotine withdrawal.“So there’s still a fair bit of work that needs to be done. It’s often not just one particular treatment or factor that leads to the death, these cases are usually multi-factorial,” says Dr Gerostamoulos.He expects the forensic team will provide collected data to the coroner in the next 12 to 18 months. At this stage he advises that any patients who have a mental issue and are looking to quit smoking should discuss these issues with their doctor, while those already taking Champix should go back to their doctor to discuss any possible risks.There are no plans at this stage to recall the drug. read more
Aztech dévoile le hub HL125G HomePlug AVAztech commercialise (à Singapour seulement, pour l’instant) un nouveau hub : le HL125GHomePlug AV. Il peut accueillir divers flux multimédias.Le fabricant Aztech propose un nouveau hub multi-tâches. Le HL125GHomePlug AV détecte les sockets présents à votre domicile afin d’offrir une connexion Internet rapideet fiable. Il est possible d’y raccorder des décodeurs, des consoles de jeu, des lecteurs multimédias, une smart TV et plus encore… Et le hub permet de centraliser tous les signaux.À lire aussiTendances : le multimédia en hausse, la musique en chute libreCe hub dispose de quatreports Ethernet1 Gbps. Cependant, les taux de transferts permis par Powerline ne permettraient pas de tirer pleinement parti de ce débit, qui serait plafonné à 500Mbps selon Hardware Zone.Le HL125GHomePlug AV est compatible Plug-and-play bien qu’il ne dispose d’aucune interface logicielle mais seulement d’un bouton permettant d’activer la connexion. Il supporte néanmoins le cryptage des données en 128 bitsAES.Le hub est d’ores et déjà en vente à Singapour au tarif de 99$, soit environ 60 euros. Le 5 janvier 2012 à 17:15 • Maxime Lambert read more
Stay on target PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site Marvel finally teased a new Avengers: Endgame trailer yesterday and now, some of the film’s actors are in a Twitter “debate” over the most mundane object: A stolen pillow.It all started when Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) posted a video on Twitter, where he said a lucky fan can join him at the Avengers: Endgame premiere and take Thor’s hammer home as a trophy. The fun contest, which was created to raise money for Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre in New York City, would enable fans to help a good cause and attend a cool red carpet event.YOU could join me at the Avengers: Endgame premiere and take home Thor’s hammer (sorry, @chrishemsworth!). Show some love to the @StellaAdler Academy and ENTER HERE: https://t.co/Kl7lTbOOxQ pic.twitter.com/wVYMqZHKsY— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) March 5, 2019In the video Ruffalo, who sounds out of breath, says he “stole Thor’s hammer from the set.” On Thursday night, Thor, aka Chris Hemsworth, responded to the missing hammer news with another “big” accusation.Firstly, @MarkRuffalo if it’s for charity then I’ll forgive you. Secondly, you also stole my pillow…which was kinda weird. Are you auctioning that off as well or just for your personal use? https://t.co/QfpzJtKZjF— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) March 14, 2019“Firstly, Mark Ruffalo if it’s for charity then I’ll forgive you,” Hemsworth wrote on Twitter. “Secondly, you also stole my pillow…which was kinda weird. Are you auctioning that off as well or just for your personal use?”Ah @chrishemsworth I grabbed that pillow brother and a toothbrush…. but for personal use. Thanks @MarkRuffalo for the distraction — Jeremy Renner (@Renner4Real) March 14, 2019At last, Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), finally cleared the air: He reportedly “stole” Hemsworth’s pillow and his toothbrush — for personal use of course.While Thor’s hammer is hard to steal (sorry guys), it looks like Hulk and Hawkeye will get away with it this time.More on Geek.com:Marvel’s New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Reunites Remaining SuperheroesMarvel Drops New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Teaser During Super BowlNew ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Theory Highlights a Hidden Time Loop read more
MIAMI (WSVN) – NASA has said that for a short time, Mars will be visible with the naked in the night sky.Monday night, Mars will be 46 million miles from Earth, which means that the red planet will be visible with the naked eye until June 3.Mars is supposed to be so prominent that NASA said you probably won’t even need a star chart or a telescope to pick it out in the sky. Just look for the bright reddish star in the southeast.The best time to see Mars is around 7 p.m.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. read more
Amalapuram: Andhra Pradesh Farmers Commission member Junnuri Bobby has assured to sort out the problems of coconut farmers and said the problems will be taken to the notice of Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy. Participating in farmers meeting held at Bandarlanka on Tuesday, he said Jaganmohan Reddy is very much particular to address the problems of all categories of farmers in the state. The commission was aimed to know the problems of the farming community and to settle them, he said. The government is a farmer’s government and the tenure of YS Jaganmohan Reddy is a golden period to farmers in the state. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us Later, the coconut farmers underlined the need to purchase coconuts through NAFED and said the coconut growers in the state are not competing with their counterparts in other states as the size of coconut is very small. BKS and Krushivala Coconut Producers Company jointly arranged the meeting. BKS All India Sanghatana secretary Dattatreya Kulakarni, state president G Sriramulu, general secretary Raghavulu, Jalagam Kumara Swamy, Krushivala Coconut Producers Company president Ganapathi Veera Raghavulu and others were present. Later, Junnuri Bobby was felicitated. read more
News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | April 25, 2019 Philips Unveils IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology at ESTRO 2019 Philips announced IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology, an intelligent patient management solution to manage complexity,… read more Technology | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | October 04, 2018 RaySearch Releases Version 2B of RayCare Oncology Information System RaySearch Laboratories AB has released RayCare 2B, the latest version of its oncology information system (OIS). RayCare… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | July 15, 2019 RaySearch Releases Version 3A of RayCare Oncology Information System RaySearch has released RayCare 3A, a new version of the next-generation oncology information system (OIS). 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ExpoVino Director Karl Hempel discusses international wine imports before a group of journalists. Robert Isenberg Eiswein and dessert: The perfect pairing? Admission to the event was $55, yet guests seemed to get their money’s worth: More than 80 wineries and associated businesses installed kiosks in the ExpoVino showroom. Sommeliers poured samples and explained their bottles’ unique origins. Guests were also treated to slices of cheese, cured meats, pieces of chocolate and other hors d’oeuvres. A dozen different countries were represented, including such famed national vintners as France and Chile, plus one winery from Israel.Before the Expo began, organizers gave a special presentation for the press in an adjacent ballroom. ExpoVino Director Karl Hempel discussed wine imports in Costa Rica, and then four distributors showcased a wine of choice, each glass paired with an appropriate dish.ExpoVino Costa Rica was first held in 2008 in response to a growing local interest in all things wine. Seasoned attendants said that ExpoVino began as an intimate and semiformal wine tasting event, but it has metamorphosed into a hotly anticipated annual bonanza. Robert Isenberg Robert Isenberg It’s official: Wine is big in Costa Rica. The country may not specialize in growing, pressing, fermenting or bottling grapes, but imported labels are all the rage. ExpoVino Costa Rica attracted thousands of guests on Wednesday, packing the Hotel Real InterContinental in Escazú where the event took place.The Expo opened its doors to the public at 1 p.m., and soon a queue of connoisseurs filled the hotel lobby. Still more guests struggled to park outside, and after-work drivers glutted the highway for miles.This was a remarkable turnout, given that Wednesday’s events were reserved entirely for industry professionals and the press. (Thursday and Friday were declared open to the general public.) From appearances, oenologists are everywhere. No related posts. A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that wine is not produced in Costa Rica. We have removed the sentence and apologize for the error. Facebook Comments Robert Isenberg Wine distributor Pedro Verdu describes his business and the unique qualities of his wine. “Everybody wants to go to ExpoVino,” one taxista said, exasperated, as he fought his way through traffic. “I just hope they stay at the hotel, so they don’t drive after all that wine.”ExpoVino continues through Fri., Oct. 25, at the Hotel Real InternContinental, Escazú, southwest of San José, from 3-9 p.m. Entry is $55. Info: www.expovinocr.com. Robert Isenberg A server removes emptied sample glasses from the tables. The exposition floor is crowded with connoisseurs of all stripes. These kidney bean-like hors d’oeuvres grow only in rural Spain. Robert Isenberg A bowl of Bellini bottles on display on the ExpoVino exposition floor. Platters of cheeses and wines are distributed to ExpoVino guests. Robert Isenberg Robert Isenberg read more
Source = Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines is ranked highest of all domestic carriers serving Hawai‘i in the2012 ‘World’s Best Awards’ announced by Travel + Leisure magazine, one of the travel industry’s most popular and respected publications.Travel + Leisure’s readers determined the rankings of domestic carriers nationwide by respondingto a survey in which they were asked to rate the airlines’ performance in four categories prized bytravelers: cabin comfort, inflight service, customer service, and value. “Travel + Leisure’s readers are discerning travelers, so we are very pleased about the weight oftheir collective opinion regarding our service excellence,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian’s executive vicepresident and chief commercial officer. “We are devoted to showcasing the qualities that make Hawai‘i uniquely wonderful and arecommitted to offering the most pleasant Hawai‘i travel experience in the marketplace.” Travelers on all of Hawaiian’s flights are treated to its signature ‘Hawai‘i Flies With Us’ onboardservice celebrating the culture, natural beauty, people, and Aloha Spirit of Hawai‘i. Every flight features the sights, sounds, tastes and authentic Hawaiian hospitality of the islands. Highlights that distinguish Hawaiian’s inflight service from other carriers include complimentary meals for all passengers, beautiful Hawaiian music as part of the entertainment offerings, the award-winning Hana Hou! magazine and the airline’s exclusive Hawaiian Skies video magazine profiling places, people and sites tosee in Hawai‘i, and special made-in-Hawai‘i snacks for purchase.Hawaiian ranked third overall in the category of domestic carriers. The results of this and othercategories ranked by Travel + Leisure’s readers, such as resorts, hotels, and cruise lines, are beingpublished in the magazine’s August issue. read more
An eight-year old boy has been exposed to a hardcore pornographic image while visiting Qantas’ Facebook page.The Sydney boy had been checking a rugby promotion on the airline’s social media website when he came across the offensive image, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.Qantas has apologised to the family of the boy after his father was initially told “there is nothing we can do about it” by a Qantas social media staff member when he phoned to complain.Qantas confirmed the image was apparently visible on its Facebook page for about seven hours.“Spam was posted to the Qantas Facebook page in the middle of the night, which included an inappropriate image the size of a profile picture,” a Qantas spokesperson said.“We removed the post as soon as we saw it and offered an apology to a gentleman who contacted us to complain.”The boy’s father insisted that despite the original image being a profile picture, it was quite visible.“When you rolled over it on the iPad a larger version of the image popped up… the anatomical details were quite clearly recognisable,” the anonymous father said.“The last time I checked, Qantas was an international carrier and Facebook was a 24-hour social media platform, not just a 9am to 5pm experience.”The boy’s father said he had also been accused of trying to scam the company for free rugby tickets.Qantas is solely responsible for all content posted on its Facebook page, regardless of the uploader.“Facebook is a great way for us to talk with our customers and it’s really unfortunate some people will go out of their way to spoil it for others by posting something inappropriate,” a Qantas spokesperson said.“We do monitor our Facebook presence very closely and have numerous filters in place to prevent inappropriate content, but this is obviously a challenge facing all companies using social media.”Source = ETB News: P.T. Qantas has apologised for the spamming incident. read more
The “”FDIC””:http://www.fdic.gov/ and the “”Financial Crimes Enforcement Network””:http://www.fincen.gov/ (FinCEN) announced the assessment of $15 million in penalties against the First Bank of Delaware in Wilmington for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and anti-money laundering (AML) laws and regulations.[IMAGE]According to a joint release, the civil money penalties will be satisfied by a $15 million payment to the Treasury.The agencies determined that First Bank of Delaware “”failed to implement an effect BSA/AML Compliance Program with internal controls”” designed to detect and report evidence of money laundering and other suspicious activity. Specifically, the bank failed to adequately oversee third-party payment processor relationships and [COLUMN_BREAK]related products and services “”in a manner commensurate with associated risks,”” the release says.””To make money, First Bank of Delaware entered into risky lines of business and chose to disregard its Bank Secrecy Act responsibilities,”” said Jennifer Shasky Calvery, director of FinCEN. “”As a result of its failure to implement systems and controls to identify and report suspicious activities, as required by the BSA, financial predators were able to victimize consumers.””According to the agencies, the bank also settle civil charges (on related activities) brought by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.On November 16, “”Bryn Mawr Trust Company””:http://www.bmtc.com/home/index.html, of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, purchased approximately $80 million of the branch’s loans and $70 million of its deposits. The cash transaction was completed November 19.In a release from Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation, chairman and CEO Ted Peters said the acquisition provides Bryn Mawr with a foothold to invest in opportunities in Delaware.””We look forward to welcoming our new customers and staff members,”” Peters said. “”This acquisition allows us to open our first full-service branch in Delaware, with a critical mass of loans and deposits on day one.”” November 20, 2012 471 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News FDIC FinCEN Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-11-20 Tory Barringer First Bank of Delaware Issued $15M in Penalties Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing read more
Orion Financial Group Celebrates 20 Years of Growth in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology “”Orion Financial Group, Inc.””:http://www.orionfgi.com/, a Texas-based provider of mortgage assignment, lien release, and document retrieval services, is celebrating its 20th birthday–and 20th year of success–in 2013.[IMAGE]According to a release, Orion has seen a 170 percent increase in transactions in the last five years alone. In addition, the company’s client base has tripled since 2008.President and CEO Mike Wileman attributes the company’s growth to a number of factors, including “”exceptional management and a clear focus on customer service.””[COLUMN_BREAK]””The integrity of Orion’s process and our emphasis on meeting all of our client’s documentation needs has fueled our growth over the past 20 years,”” Wileman said. “”We’re looking forward to continued growth in the years ahead, and are now working on rolling out some innovative services by the end of the first quarter that will add great value to Orion’s offerings.””Wileman also cited the company’s employee base, which all have direct mortgage-related experience, giving Orion a wealth of knowledge to better provide for its clients in all stages of the mortgage market.In addition, Orion has seen great success with DocPro, its proprietary technology management system that can generate mortgage documents at a rate 50 to 75 percent faster than the industry average while maintaining county-specific requirements.””While problems with documentation may become more evident when delinquencies and foreclosures are high, proper documentation is important whether the market is in an upturn or downturn,”” Wileman said. “”Getting it right the first time prevents problems from cropping up later, and ultimately saves our customers time and money, creating an improved return on investment (ROI).”” January 28, 2013 439 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-01-28 Tory Barringer Share read more
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