APTN National NewsA Manitoba newspaper has shutdown its Facebook page because of vulgar and racist anti-Aboriginal comments.Editors with the Thompson Citizen said they were left with no choice. They simply couldn’t abide the “evil” their Facebook page was attracting.Here is the Citizen post in its entirety published with permission:BY JOHN BARKEREDITOR@THOMPSONCITIZEN.NETToday the Thompson Citizen ends its presence on Facebook, a presence we have had on Mark Zuckerberg’s Palo, Alto, California social media website since March 10, 2010. As this story is posted, we are in the process of disabling our Facebook page.Thompson Citizen publisher Brent Fitzpatrick, general manager Lynn Taylor and editor John Barker all concurred on the decision to end the newspaper’s Facebook presence.We won’t mince words here. We’re leaving because for some time commenters have been posting virulently racist anti-aboriginal comments on our page and tagging photos in a similar way, including our profile photo of the Thompson Citizen building this morning.It ends here.This newspaper is not going to stand by and let anti-aboriginal racists and haters spew their evil on a vehicle we’re facilitating them using.We can’t control Facebook to any real extent, nor can we control what commenters think and say. Nor should we. But we can control where we have an online presence and where we don’t. Newspapers, needless to say, are about free speech and the exchange of ideas in a democracy, often hotly contested ones, so leaving Facebook is not an easy decision. But it is the right one.If you want to know where we stand as a newspaper, read our editorial, “Thompson: ‘A house divided against itself cannot stand.’” You can read it in print or find it online at: http://www.thompsoncitizen.net/article/20130130/THOMPSON0302/301309990/-1/thompson0302/thompson-a-house-divided-against-itself-cannot-standAs a newspaper, you want to report the news, not be the news. As of this morning, we had an all-time high of 2,867 Facebook “friends” and Facebook itself counted one billion active users as of last October – meaning it had officially registered one-seventh of Earth’s population. So, again leaving is not a step we take lightly. And we also know many Thompsonites have an affinity for Facebook that would make it the first place they would go look for us, even more so for some readers than our own website. That’s the reality.Facebook is not our website. That, too, is reality. We were guests there just like other users. While we could adjust some of our privacy settings, it was very, very difficult, if we were going to allow for “commenting” for any of our in-house “administrators” here to filter or control what was “posted” on our Facebook “wall” before it was posted, or published, as it were.If a comment was deemed in our judgment to be offensive or inappropriate, we were almost always in the position of dealing with it after the fact. Some of our readers seem to think we’re somehow “responsible” for our Facebook page and imagine we can control it to a degree that is not possible. Sorry, can’t be done. So the “responsible” action for us to take is to say, sayonara, Facebook. Alas, racism never sleeps. Sadly, we don’t expect that to change by our leaving Facebook, but we’re not going to be a party to it on social media.When former general manager Donna Wilson had the Thompson Citizen join Facebook almost three years ago, we hoped it would be a way to engage our online readers by showcasing our own stories and photos on our newspaper website at www.thompsoncitizen.com; allowing readers to comment, if they wished. Either we were a bit naive to the potential for malicious mischief or the world of 2010 was a more innocent place. Perhaps some of both are true.We also used our Facebook page frequently to post hypertext links to other media outlets carrying stories, photos and even opinion pieces we thought might interest and engage our readers, as well as blogs, Twitter feeds on occasion and YouTube videos. We also allowed our Facebook “friends” to post sometimes on our page; items like “lost pets” or maybe an upcoming charity event. You name it. It was a wide and eclectic mix. You might see a CBC, Winnipeg Free Press, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), or stories from many, many other outlets linked to on our Facebook page for an hour, a few hours, a day, etc., depending on the news cycle.It didn’t mean we endorsed what the other media were saying; it was meant simply to promote thinking and lively discussion, an order far too often exactly reversed on social media sites such as Facebook, we have found.Why online commenting on news stories seems so often to bring out the worst in some people is a puzzle that researchers continue to study and those of us in the media never cease to wonder about. Is it the anonymity afforded them by many commenting modules that don’t require real names, but only pseudonyms as usernames the problem? Perhaps. It seems likely much of what is said in online commenting would never be said face-to-face, person-to-person. If you are interested in a broader discussion on some of these issues, you might check out these links: “Robert Fisk: Anonymous comments and why it’s time we all stop drinking this digital poison” at http://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/robert-fisk-anonymous-comments-and-why-its-time-we-all-stop-drinking-this-digital-poison-3349527.html, or Margaret Sullivan: Seeking a return to civility in online comments at http://fores.blogs.uv.es/2010/06/22/01-seeking-a-return-to-civility-in-online-comments/, or Katie Roiphe’s Slate magazine article, “What’s wrong with angry commenters?” at http://www.slate.com/articles/life/roiphe/2011/12/what_s_wrong_with_angry_commenters_.htmlBut Facebook requires users to use their real names (obviously some don’t) so anonymity wasn’t the problem in main for us there. Some of our most virulent, racist anti-aboriginal comments have come from commenters who were more than happy to sign their real names.We will continue – at least for the time being – to allow commenting on DISQUS created by Big Head Labs, Inc. and founded in San Francisco in 2007 by Daniel Ha and Jason Yan as a networked full discussion community platform, built on the Django high-level Python web framework, for you techno-geeks out there.But again DISQUS is not our company. We’re a customer using their software. While its filtering and moderation options are more effective than the free-for-all on Facebook, it, too, is far from perfect in screening out offensive or racist comments. So we’ll be watching
New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Monday hear a petition filed by producers of biopic ‘PM Narendra Modi’ against the ban imposed by the Election Commission. The court on Friday agreed to hear the matter, after the producers submitted the plea raising issues related to fundamental rights of freedom of speech and expression. The filmmakers petition came after the apex court on Thursday in a judgement had come down heavily on the West Bengal government for imposing a shadow ban on a Bangla film “Bhobishyoter Bhoot” based on political satire and imposed a fine of Rs 20 lakh on the state government. read more
The Health Ministry said that this was the first time home dust mites were found in a human and believed he may have been living in a very unhealthy environment.Further tests are being carried out on the patient but the Health Ministry says it is very rare for the home dust mites to cause any serious damage to the health of a human. According to the Health Ministry the man had sought treatment at the hospital after falling sick and when his ear was checked doctors had found a form of dust inside. The dust was sent to the Medical Research Institute (MRI) for further tests and microscopic home dust mites were found in their hundreds in the dust. Hundreds of home dust mites were found in the ear of a patient at the Kalutara, Nagoda hospital, the Health Ministry said today.The Health Ministry said that this was the first time so many home dust mites were found in a human being. The house dust mite (sometimes referred to by allergists as HDM) is a cosmopolitan guest in human habitation.House dust mites are a common cause of asthma and allergic symptoms worldwide. The mite’s gut contains potent digestive enzymes (notably proteases) that persist in their feces and are major inducers of allergic reactions such as wheezing.The house dust mite survives in all climates, even at high altitude. House dust mites thrive in the indoor environment provided by homes, specifically in bedrooms and kitchens. Even in dry climates, house dust mites survive and reproduce easily in bedding (especially in pillows), which takes up moisture from body contact. (Colombo Gazette) read more
Missions have been suspended in nearly all regions, while there have been three separate attacks on WFP commercial vehicles carrying food along the main corridor linking Quetta in Pakistan, through Kandahar, to Heart, threatening to disrupt the flow of drought relief supplies to the west of the country. During the past week there have been numerous attacks on military and government representatives, some fatal. During the past week WFP assisted 129,000 people across the country. This compares with 164,000 three weeks ago. On a more optimistic note, for the past month WFP, in cooperation with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO), has assisted the Education and Health Ministries to plan a nationwide de-worming campaign for parasite control among all children of primary school age, whether in or out of school. The campaign will be launched in the first week of November. read more
by Peter Svensson, The Associated Press Posted Jan 24, 2013 7:15 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email AT&T gains wireless customers in 4Q thanks to iPhone 5 launch, but posts loss on pensions NEW YORK, N.Y. – The launch of the iPhone 5 helped AT&T attract more new customers in the holiday quarter than it has in three years, but the company posted a big loss because of an annual adjustment to its pension obligations.AT&T Inc. on Thursday said it added a net 780,000 new phones and other devices on contract-based plans from October to December, its best result in three years. It activated 8.6 million iPhones in the quarter — a record for any company. AT&T was the first company to introduce the iPhone in 2007, and has more iPhone users than any other U.S. carrier.AT&T’s push to expand its market by getting non-phone devices connected to its network also helped, as nearly half of the new contract devices, or 380,000, were tablets.However, AT&T remained well behind Verizon Wireless, the country’s largest cellphone company. It added 2.2 million devices on contract-based plans to its network in the quarter, extending its lead.Dallas-based AT&T’s quarterly loss was $3.86 billion, or 68 cents per share. That compares with a loss of $6.68 billion, or $1.12 per share, a year earlier, also caused by an adjustment to pension and retiree benefit obligations.AT&T provides benefits to about 360,000 retirees. Two years ago, it started accounting for its retirement benefit obligations with an annual fourth-quarter adjustment. That produces wild swings in fourth-quarter net income that don’t relate to the company’s underlying business, but do illustrate its large obligations to retirees.Excluding the pension adjustment and some of the cost of repairs from Superstorm Sandy, AT&T earned 44 cents per share, 2 cents short of the average analyst estimate as polled by FactSet.Revenue was $32.6 billion, up a hair from $32.5 billion a year ago. It slightly exceeded analyst estimates of $32.2 billion.For the full year, AT&T said it was looking at expanding revenue by more than 2 per cent and earnings per share by a “high single-digit percentage.” The revenue forecast was slightly higher than analysts expected.AT&T shares fell 2 cents to $33.73 in extended trading, after the release of the results.The Wall Street Journal reported last week that AT&T was considering the possible purchase of a European cellphone company to take advantage of depressed prices and perhaps boost results by bringing U.S. business formulas to the continent. On a conference call with analysts, CEO Randall Stephenson neither supported nor ruled out the idea, but suggested that the company is looking at other types of international ventures, like partnerships and roaming agreements. He also noted that the company is licensing its Digital Life home security and automation technology to European carriers.For all of 2012, AT&T earned $7.3 billion, up 84 per cent from $3.9 billion in 2011. Revenue rose 0.6 per cent to $127.4 billion. read more
“Everyone is entitled to equality before the law, without any discrimination, and it is the State’s responsibility to protect all individuals from discrimination. We thus urge the authorities not to pass this law,” Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told reporters in Geneva.Ms. Shamdasani said the proposed law would violate fundamental human rights, including the rights to liberty, security and physical integrity and to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association. “These rights are protected by human rights treaties ratified by Kyrgyzstan,” she pointed out.UN human rights mechanisms have previously expressed concerns about discrimination and violence against LGBT people in Kyrgyzstan and the lack of a response from the Kyrgyz authorities. “The draft law adds to those concerns and may lead to further violations,” noted Ms. Shamdasani, adding that its adoption would also go against the commitments made by Kyrgyzstan during the 2010 review of its record by the UN Human Rights Council.The UN has documented that similar laws elsewhere have had negative impacts on human rights, including increased attacks and discrimination against LGBT individuals, notably children and youth. The law would also likely have a negative impact on national public health responses, in particular among people who live with HIV and those most at risk of contracting the virus, as well as on access to information about women’s reproductive rights.OHCHR also voiced concern about another bill currently going through Kyrgyzstan’s Parliament, which risks creating a difficult environment for the operation of civil society groups. “We are closely following developments on this draft law and call on the authorities to take measures to ensure that Kyrgyz national legislation fully complies with international human rights standards,” Ms. Shamdasani stated. read more
BOSTON – A record four teams from the state of Ohio have advanced to play in the 2012 NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinals. One result of this Buckeye State phenomenon is a meeting between Ohio State and Cincinnati’s men’s basketball teams, which has reignited discussion of a rivalry between the two schools. Talk of a perceived rivalry was downplayed by players and coaches from both teams on the eve of the No. 2-seeded Buckeyes’ (29-7) meeting with the No. 6-seeded Bearcats (26-10) at TD Garden in Boston Thursday with a berth in the Elite Eight on the line. Everyone except a lone OSU player is downplaying the in-state rivalry, anyway. OSU and UC are meeting for the 10th time in their respective histories and for the second time since playing each other in back-to-back NCAA Championships in 1961 and 1962. The Buckeyes own a 5-4 all-time series record, but the Bearcats took both championship-game meetings from OSU. In the schools’ last meeting – a December 2006 win for OSU – former Buckeyes center Greg Oden heaped 14 points and 11 rebounds on the Bearcats in a 72-50 win in the Wooden Tradition in Indianapolis. That game was the first meeting since the Bearcats’ championship-game triumph in 1962. Despite the lack of games in recent years, media peppered UC coach Mick Cronin and OSU coach Thad Matta with questions about the rivalry. Cronin quickly dampened the discussion, saying the Buckeyes are “the next team on the schedule.” “Again, for the fans, it’s different. … For a lot of our fans, there’s nostalgia,” Cronin said. “We’ve got bigger fish to fry, and we need to stay focused on things that matter.” UC senior center Yancy Gates said that while Bearcats fans want a win against the Buckeyes Thursday, their fan base wants every win. “We always want to make our fans happy, but I think we want it just as much as them,” Gates said. “I don’t think (playing OSU) puts any added pressure. I mean, I think we play good under pressure anyways, so we’ll take the added pressure.” Matta did not directly respond to a question from one media member about Cincinnati’s frustration in not playing his Buckeyes squad, saying he was not exactly sure what the answer to it is. “In terms of why we haven’t – we played them (in 2006) in Indianapolis, which was a CBS-type game that they’d asked us to play,” Matta said. “I don’t know if I can give you a great answer exactly why we don’t play.” The OSU camp’s response to questions about the rivalry was similarly dismissive to UC’s – save for Buckeyes sophomore forward Jared Sullinger. Sullinger said Thursday’s game would be “a battle for Ohio.” “It still kind of has bad blood between the schools,” Sullinger said, “so this one is going to be remembered for whoever goes to the Elite Eight.” OSU and UC are scheduled to tip in the East Region Semifinal Thursday 30 minutes after the conclusion of No. 1-seeded Syracuse and No. 4-seeded Wisconsin’s semifinal game. The Orange and Badgers begin their game at 7:25 p.m. read more
Ohio State men’s golf sophomore Grant Weaver is no stranger to recognition from the Big Ten Conference, and he received another honor after earning the Big Ten Golfer of the Week. Weaver, last season’s Big Ten Freshman of the Year, was named the conference’s Golfer of the Week after his performance in this week’s Marshall Invitational. Weaver said he is happy to be recognized. “It’s a nice honor to have,” Weaver said. “I am pretty sure that’s the first time I have gotten that kind of honor.” Weaver had a career-best outing at the Marshall Invitational, posting a 54-hole score of 209. Weaver started his first round Monday with a career-low round of 68, which he followed up with a 69 in the second round. Weaver posted a 72 in the final round and his team-best score in the tournament helped OSU finish the tournament tied for second. “I putted pretty well and I managed my game well,” Weaver said. “I tried to keep from having bogeys and dig holes.” The sophomore was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year last season , but he said he worked on improving his game during the off-season. “What I have been working on most over the past year has been my swing, and especially my tee shots because that’s what has hurt me when I have been out of play,” Weaver said. “I have been working on trying to hit more fairways and greens and get myself in a good position.” Coach Donnie Darr said Weaver worked hard on improving over the off-season and is seeing improvement. “The big thing for Grant is that he has really worked hard over the last year,” Darr said. “Especially on the fundamentals of his golf swing, he is a much better ball striker and has always had the ability to shoot good scores, and he is now hitting so many more quality shots that his game has taken the next step.” Fellow teammate, sophomore Boo Timko, also commented on Weaver’s individual strengths. “He finished pretty well in the tournament and he was our highest finisher,” Timko said. “I think just his biggest strength is his ability to be able to make putters from anywhere.” With one tournament played this season, Weaver said this season he wants to improve and hopes the team advances far. “I just want to improve on last year, last year was all right for me, I got to play most of the year, which is good for a freshman,” Weaver said. “I hope we make it to nationals this year.” read more
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Stephen L. Johnson announced last week that the US and China had agreed to develop up to 15 large-scale coal mine methane capture and utilization projects in China over the next five years. The captured methane would be sold as a commodity capable of providing clean energy, while increasing mine safety due to reduced methane present in mines. The agreement was reached as part of the week’s US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) talks. “Pollution knows no geographic or political borders. But by working together at the SED, we are moving America and China toward a cleaner, healthier, more productive future,” said Johnson. In addition, before the next session of the SED, the U.S. and China will complete a joint economic study to evaluate different policy approaches for saving energy and controlling emissions from the Chinese and US power sectors. Through the SED process, EPA said the US hopes to share with China experience in formulating and implementing policies and initiatives that protect the environment while promoting economic growth. read more
Glencore’s Raglan nickel mine team in Nunavik, northern Quebec stated recently: “Technology is omnipresent in our personal lives and has changed our personal lifestyle habits. It is also omnipresent in industrial circles and forces businesses to innovate in order to remain competitive. As we head into new mining projects, we asked ourselves: ‘What type of mine do we need to build to ensure continuity of our operations?’ And this was the beginning of ConnectedMine.This major project is about modernising its mining operations through the implementation of technologies for day-to-day use. “More specifically, we want to bring Raglan Mine into the 21st century, technologically speaking, through the implementation of devices that provide useful information both quickly and accurately. By staying connected on the field, we will make better decisions.”“The first objective of ConnectedMine is improving the health and safety of our people. We will install geopositioning devices for our people working underground in case of emergency situations; proximity detection devices to prevent collisions with mobile equipment; and real-time ventilation and field condition monitoring devices. ConnectedMine will certainly contribute to attaining our zero harm objective.”“The second objective consists in enhancing our people’s work experience. Who has never looked for his vehicle underground? Thanks to ConnectedMine it will be possible to spot one’s vehicle from the surface, at Katinniq. Using a smart phone, it will be possible to communicate via video from one point underground, to verify at any time vehicular traffic in the ramp, to check the condition of pumps in real time, etc.”ConnectedMine is deploy gradually starting from autumn 2018. “First, we will proceed with the underground installation of an LTE cellular network in Qakimajurq. In early 2019, we will start equipping our vehicles with communication modules, instruments and sensors and we will begin construction of our control room at Katinniq. We will then gradually distribute new lamps and smart phones to our workers. ConnectedMine is expected to be in full operational service by early 2020.”“As we head into Phase II, we need to rethink our ways of doing things in order to modernise our mining operations and remain competitive. ConnectedMine will bring about some changes in our work methods and practices. Training will be a key element in this project for a gradual and sustainable transition. We trust in the support and cooperation of our employees to make this new era successful,” said Pierre Barrette, Vice President of Raglan Mine. read more
Turkish winger Cengiz Under has shed light on the burden that was placed on him at AS Roma in replacing Mohamed Salah when he first arrived.The 21-year-old joined Roma in July 2017 in a €13.4m transfer from Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir and was eyed up as a direct replacement for Salah, who left for Liverpool the same month.But it took Under quite some time to settle into his new surroundings at Roma with the young winger finally getting his first goal in a 1-0 Serie A win over Hellas Verona in February 2018.The Turkey international then found the net another seven times to finish his debut campaign in Italy with a respectable eight goals in 32 games.“It was very important for me that I was coming in to replace Salah as he did really well here,” Under told Goal.“There was a lot of pressure but fortunately once I started scoring and became more involved – thanks to the help of all my team-mates – I really felt I was a part of the team.“The first six months were quite difficult because of the language and because I had to adjust. Once I started scoring and I began playing better, I felt I like part of the team.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“In my first season I had some difficulties at the start but then I was able to show what I can do. This year I’ve got this injury problem. Having to sit on the sidelines for three weeks has got me down a bit but I hope to be back in action soon.“Last year we reached the Champions League semi-finals and hopefully we can do as well again this year. In Serie A I hope we can finish among the top spots.”This season has seen Under manage six goals and nine assists in 25 appearances across all competitions for Roma.Under, who has been recently struggling with a thigh injury, will be eyeing a spot in the starting line-up for Monday’s home Serie A game against Bologna.🔜⚽🐺🔙 pic.twitter.com/So9ONamV3j— Cengiz Ünder (@cengizunder) February 15, 2019 read more
Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesBefore becoming a Royal, Meghan Markle was a young struggling actress trying to make her way in Hollywood. And as such she didn’t have the luxury of turning down roles, especially when it came to Pilot season.Reportedly a pilot for a raunchy comedy show starring the Duchess of Sussex and New Girl’s Max Greenfield, which was filmed years ago, was picked up for distribution.Apparently, the project is called The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down and directed by Paul Sapiano (Hollywood Sex Wars, Driving While Black). By the title alone, we can tell the show isn’t exactly G-rated. There are minimal details on the series, but The Hollywood Reporter describes it as a “tongue-in-cheek look at twenty-something singles clubbing and partying in Los Angeles.” In February, the outlet said the project was picked up by Artist Rights Distribution for North America, but further info on when or where it’ll air remains unknown. Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesAnd for those who have been living under a rock, Meghan has gone onto become Royalty. The former actress is now the Duchess of Sussex after marrying Prince Harry. The Royal couple are expecting their first child in April. Meghan Markle may not have scaled the heights of Hollywood stardom but she seems to be doing okay for herself. Though there have been a few hiccups along the way with all the media scrutiny and the Royal observers judging her every move. She might just have to sharpen every acting chop she has to survive.Meghan Markle found fame with a series regular role on the hit TV show Suits. read more
Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates TOKYO (AP) – The new head of the operator of Japan’s crippled nuclear plant has vowed to try to overcome deep public distrust in his company.But Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Naomi Hirose also says he’s not ready to agree with a parliamentary panel’s conclusion that cozy ties between the government and industry were to blame for last year’s nuclear disaster.Hirose told journalists Thursday that the company would re-examine the panel’s report. He said if the report differs sharply from TEPCO’s own findings, it might investigate further. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Comments Share Top Stories Hirose acknowledged that TEPCO is accused of being secretive, and promised to “not receive that kind of criticism in the future.”But he offered few concrete steps on how to win back public confidence shattered by the disaster at the tsunami-hit Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day read more
UCMC Teams Up with Costco Mortgage Services November 28, 2011 563 Views “”United Community Mortgage Corporation””:http://www.unitedcommunitymortgagecorporation.homesandland.com/index.cfm?&WebpageId=20684 has a new partnership. The company recently announced that it has been approved to join the line up of preferred mortgage lenders under the “”Costco Mortgage Services””:https://www.costcofinance.com/ platform, which is operated and managed by “”First Choice Bank””:www.firstchoice-bank.com/.[IMAGE]UCMC, a subsidiary of “”PSM Holdings, Inc.””:www.psmholdings.com/, will now be able to lend money to the 22.9 million households that currently hold memberships with “”US Costco””:http://www.costco.com/Home.aspx. The low-cost retailing giant’s mortgage division makes loan options available for all its members, and UCMC is only the tenth financial group added to Costco’s team of lenders.Tulsa, Oklahoma-based UCMC will officially begin offering mortgages through Costco Mortgage Services on December 1, [COLUMN_BREAK]and PSMH said in a company statement that it expects a “”significant”” boost to the number of loans delivered by the subsidiary. UCMC’s initiation of its deal with Costco will focus primarily on loans originated in Texas, New Mexico, and Missouri.It’s worth noting that many other states will eventually be included in the collaboration between the companies. However, no specific date has been set for UCMC’s advance into additional regions via Costco Mortgage Services.UCMC’s president, Jeff Smith, spoke out about the new deal with Costco, saying, “”It is an honor to be associated with a company like Costco. Being selected, after extensive vetting, speaks to the ‘world class’ service we are able to provide our customers. We look forward to a long and mutually successful relationship.””Other Costco partners include “”First Century Bank, N.A.””:www.myfirstcenturybank.com/; “”Wyndham Capital Mortgage””:www.wyndhamcapital.com/; “”Real Estate Mortgage Network, Inc.””:www.remn.com/; “”First Choice Loan Services, Inc.””:www.fcbhomeloans.com/; “”WestStar Mortgage, Inc.””:www.weststarmortgage.com/; “”Sterling Savings Bank’s home loan division””:http://www.sterlingsavingsbank.com/subs/sterling/loans_mtge.aspx; “”RMC Vanguard Mortgage Corp.””:www.rmcv.com/; “”CapWest Mortgage””:www.capwestmortgage.com/; and “”Bank of Internet USA””:https://www.bankofinternet.com/bofi, which is a division of “”Bofl Federal Bank””:www.bofifederalbank.com/. PSMH utilizes its wholly owned subsidiary, “”PrimeSource Mortgage, Inc.””:http://www.wewalkyouhome.com/home.php, to provide mortgage brokerage and banking services throughout the United States. PSMI oversees the operations of over 30 branches nationwide, and the entity is licensed in numerous states. Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2011-11-28 Abby Gregory Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology read more
May 6, 2013 458 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing ALTA Reminds Consumers of Importance of Title Insurance As the spring homebuying season moves into full swing, the “”American Land Title Association””:http://www.alta.org/ (ALTA) is encouraging consumers to consider title insurance to make sure their “”American dream”” is protected.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]””Problems with the title of your new home can limit your enjoyment and use of the property,”” said ALTA president Frank Pellegrini. “”Only an owner’s title insurance policy fully protects the homebuyer should a covered title problem arise.””ALTA reminds buyers that policies are purchased for a one-time fee at closing and will last for as long as the consumer or their heirs have an interest in the property. Policies protect owners against possible hidden title problems that can include errors or omissions in deeds, mistakes in examining records, forgery, and undisclosed heirs.””An owner’s policy provides assurance that your title company will stand behind you–monetarily and with legal defense if needed–if a covered title problem arises after you buy your home,”” Pellegrini said. “”Purchasing a home is often the single largest financial investment a family can make. Your owner’s title insurance policy can help minimize potential issues that could impede your property rights.”” Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers Title Insurance 2013-05-06 Tory Barringer Share read more
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