Trump administration proposing major rollback of water rules

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Trump administration is poised to withdraw federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country. Tuesday’s scheduled announcement at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters would make good on President Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to relax some landmark water protections.Environmental groups say the proposal would have a sweeping impact on how the country safeguards the nation’s waterways and drinking water. President Bob Irvin of the American Rivers environmental non-profit calls the proposed changes a “Christmas gift to polluters.”White House talking points obtained by The Associated Press say the administration will propose withdrawing large categories of wetlands and waterways from oversight by the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.Supporters of a rollback say the protections are an obstacle to farmers and businesspeople.Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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UN expert in Colombia to examine right to education

Katarina Tomasevski, the Special Rapporteur on the right to education of the UN Commission on Human Rights, is expected to meet government authorities and representatives of non-governmental organizations in Bogotá and Choco during her 10-day visit.While Colombia has a 92 per cent literacy rate and a 90 per cent primary school enrolment, the government has said 1.5 million children lack access to basic education. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has also said that 1 million children have been among the displaced over the past 15 years and 70 per cent of them never return to school.Ms. Tomasevski visited China last month on a similar mission. read more

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Space still available on Brocks Run for the Cure team

It’s not too late to join Brock’s CIBC Run for the Cure team.On Sunday, Sept. 30, the annual event will return to Brock’s main campus, where participants will walk or run a one- or five-kilometre route to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.Registration, which opens at 8 a.m., costs $45 and is followed by opening ceremonies at 9:30. Participants will then hit the starting line for both distances at 10 a.m. with awards and closing ceremonies following at 11:15.To make a donation or join the Brock team, visit the Run for the Cure website. read more

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Ohio State offense looks to handle aggressive Rutgers defense

OSU redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) attempts a pass during a game against Maryland on Oct. 4 at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md. Barrett threw for 267 yards and 4 touchdowns in OSU’s 52-24 win. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorComing off of its second bye week in a month’s time, the Buckeye offense is ready to get back onto the field.“It’s nice to get some rest on the bye week and get your body back, start feeling a little better than you had, but then you see all the other teams playing,” junior offensive lineman Taylor Decker said Monday. “It is fun being out there. It is definitely better than sitting at home.”The OSU offense, which racked up more than 1,200 yards in its last two games, will look to build on those performances this Saturday against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.The Scarlet Knights boast a defensive that has compiled 24 sacks on the season ­— led by a standout defensive line — which is tied for third in the country.With those kind of numbers, the Rutgers defensive front has drawn attention from the Buckeyes’ coaching staff.“They play with their hands — we call them violent hands. They are well-coached,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said during Tuesday’s Big Ten teleconference. “They are always in the right gap so it’s a unique structure of defense that you can tell they have been doing it for several years and they are very good at it.”Decker said he expects the Scarlet Knights to throw a familiar look at the Buckeyes on Saturday.“Just like with any team we are going to play in the Big Ten, they are all going to have good players. We got into their defense practicing against it a little bit on the bye week,” Decker said. “We are expecting them to blitz a lot. We are probably expecting them to throw that bear cover zero at us too, because everybody has been trying it. We will probably get more into their personnel today and later through this week.”OSU co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said Monday than he expects the Scarlet Knights’ defensive line to cause some problems for the Buckeye offense.“Front four are very active. They don’t blitz a ton on first and second down. I think somewhere in the range of 15 and 20 percent,” Herman said. “On third down, they try to really create confusion and havoc and they’ve got a whole third down specialist-type deal where they’re going to run a bunch of different guys in on the field and line up in some crazy alignments and try to confuse you and pressure the quarterback on third down.”The Buckeye quarterback, redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett, has filled in well for injured senior quarterback Braxton Miller as he has tossed 17 touchdowns passes to go along with 1,354 yards in Miller’s absence.Herman said while he doesn’t want to build up Barrett just yet, he has been happy with the young quarterback’s play so far.“I don’t know that I ever put an expectation level and said on Oct. 13, I expect him to be at this level. But where he’s at is a good place with still a lot of room for improvement,” Herman said. “To say he’s further along than he expected, I don’t know that I ever expected anything. But to say that he’s in a place that I’m pleased with right now would be an accurate assessment, knowing that he still has things that he can continue to get better at.”Barrett’s passing game specifically has helped the Buckeyes offenseOSU currently ranks in the top five in scoring offense in the FBS while also ranking No. 19 and No. 35 in rushing and passing offense respectively. That balance is something Herman said is a positive, but he still sees room for improvement.Herman said that he is pleased with the way the offense is performing but added that he believes there is always room for improvement.The season moves forward Saturday as OSU is scheduled to face-off with Rutgers at 3:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more

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Its A Tent That You Can Wear

first_imgDon’t you hate it when you go camping and you have to lug a heavy tent around with you? Well no more! Thanks to a new invention that combines the style of a poncho with the handiness of a tent.And that’s about all we know. As you can see from the image above, the contraption starts out as a rather over sized poncho, complete with goofy hood, but it can then be spread out to make a tiny shelter. It may not be all that fashionable but it certainly looks handy.Via Treehuggerlast_img

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KFC Goes Green With New Indianapolis Restaurant

first_imgKFC has announced that it’s joining in on the recent trend of fast food restaurants going green by opening a new eco-friendly location in Indianapolis.The new restaurant, which opened on Tuesday, uses 25 percent less electricity and water than a traditional KFC location. Some of the energy-saving techniques used in the restaurant include energy-efficient cooking equipment, LED lighting, locally sourced building materials, and fixtures designed for reduced water use. Customers driving hybrid vehicles are also given preferable parking spaces.AdChoices广告“We are very proud of this restaurant, which is a tangible example of the work we are doing to reach our goal of reducing our environmental impact, while serving the food our consumers love,” said Roger McClendon, Chief Sustainability Officer for KFC parent company Yum! Brands.“This is one step along our path toward designing and building greener restaurants and we’ll be using it as a ‘test lab’ to evaluate the performance of technologies and processes. What we learn at the Indianapolis restaurant could potentially impact the design of future buildings worldwide.”last_img read more

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San Diego Padres introduce Manny Machado

first_img February 22, 2019 San Diego Padres introduce Manny Machado Updated: 8:32 AM Signed with a smile ????????— San Diego Padres (@Padres) February 22, 2019 Posted: February 22, 2019 KUSI Newsroom The San Diego Padres have officially announced Thusday they have signed infielder Manny Machado to a 10-year contract.The team introduced the infielder Friday at the Peoria Sports Complex.Machado will wear No. 13 with his new team. Categories: Local San Diego News, Sports FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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Readers Digest Redesigns

first_imgGuth has also emphasized pricing discipline, which he says, had led to sales declines in the past. The magazine will still be $3.99 on newsstands and is testing price points of $15 for yearly-subscriptions—close to what it was before—but price slashing and flash offers brought on by agent-sold subscriptions would lead to hesitancy from consumers*. With the rate base down from 5.5 million to 3 million, they’re able to focus only on more profitable direct sales from the publisher, Guth says.”It’s not a dramatic change for the customer, but we’ve eliminated a lot of the agent subscriptions that were helping prop up the rate base,” he says. “Those created a problem from a pricing discipline perspective. The key is to be able to have predictable and rational pricing for customers where they don’t feel like if they wait another week, there will be some new deal. It’s not so much about dramatically changing the pricing as it directly relates to the customer, it’s about getting rid of the other channels that undermine that pricing.”See also: Post Chapter 11, RDA Looks for Turnaround Guth’s blueprint also involved exclusivity and premium placement for advertisers. As planned, the magazine sold fewer (but higher-priced) ads in the new issue—16, in all—and plans to have 34 ads per issue by the summer. That contrasts with an average of 60 to 70 per issue in the first half of 2013.”We have an expectation over the next 5 or 6 months that we’ll grow to the new full book size,” he says. “We don’t expect to do it overnight.”They’re investing in consumer marketing as well. They’ll host an unveiling event in Times Square on Monday, including a digital billboard spot.For RDA Holding Co., it’s the second redesign to a major title in a year. Taste of Home was expanded and made upgrades to its paper stock and binding in March.Guth hints that changes could be ahead for the company’s other nine titles as well: “It’s highly-likely that more of these types of things will happen.”*Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the price of an annual subscription was $50. Reader’s Digest is currently testing subscription prices at $15. Its second bankruptcy now behind it, RDA Holding Co. is entering a new phase. CEO Robert Guth is putting his stamp on the company’s flagship brand, Reader’s Digest, with a redesign and changes to the business model. The new magazine—which went on sale last week—has updated its logo, invested $1 million in its paper stock and altered its organization in an effort to modernize. Digital initiatives like a refreshed website and iPad app, along with the launch of a mobile app, were also part of the changes.”We’re fully confident we’re going to satisfy our current subscribers because what we do hasn’t changed,” says Liz Vaccariello, chief content officer and editor-in-chief of Reader’s Digest. “The way that we package it has changed. And we feel that modern approach to packaging it will appeal to people who, frankly, might not remember that we’re still around.”last_img read more

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POLICE LOG for May 15 Police Issued 3 Summonses To Drivers Lowell

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Tuesday, May 15, 2018:Lauren Iwonne DiDomenico (32, Tewksbury) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle with Suspended or Revoked License and Speeding In Violation of Special Regulation Posted. (9:18am)Dalila Maldonado (32, Lynn) was issued a summons for Unlicensed Operation Of A Motor Vehicle and Texting While Operating A Motor Vehicle. (10:46am)Jessica Nunez (33, Lowell) was issued a summons for Unlicensed Operation Of A Motor Vehicle and No/Expired Inspection Sticker. (1:20pm)A walk-in party reported a juvenile is missing from the Milestone Group Home on High Street. (8:20pm)A very large pot hole on Lowell Street caused several popped tires. Potholes were filled by MDR Paving. Additional repairs will be done tomorrow.  6 vehicles involved. AAA on scene to attend to several vehicles. (8:41pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 15: Wilmington Man Arrested; Driver Issued Summonses; Teens Bullying At Plaza?In “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 3 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 12: 2 Drivers Issued Summonses; Drone FoundIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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DNA test to prove 1m lottery win

first_imgA DNA test will decide the fate of a near $1 million lottery prize after a Thai teacher said he lost the winning tickets which were later claimed by an ex-cop.A bitter legal wrangle unfolded after 50-year-old teacher Preecha Kraikruan filed a complaint that he had lost the five lottery tickets which won a draw last month.Authorities discovered the 30 million baht ($920,000) prize had already been collected by retired policemen Charoon Wimon, 62, in western Kanchanaburi province.With both parties claiming the cash is rightfully theirs, forensic police are now stepping in to determine whose finger prints match the ticket stubs.”No one has been charged yet in this case as we have to wait for the DNA test results,” Krissana Sapdet, deputy Kanchanaburi provincial police commander, told AFP.A forensic official with the justice department said the results are expected next month.The government-run lottery, which is drawn twice a month, has a fanatical following in a kingdom where nearly all other forms of gambling are banned.Many punters in the superstitious country turn to “lottery numerologists” to choose ticket numbers, often linked to special dates or other auspicious events.last_img read more

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Johns Hopkins Professor Named Dean of American University School of Education

first_imgCheryl Holcomb-McCoyDistinguished educator Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy will take a short trip down the Parkway when she departs Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University to join Washington, D.C.’s American University and take the helm of its School of Education. Holcomb-McCoy begins her role as dean July 1.Currently Hopkins’ vice provost for faculty affairs and a professor of counseling and human development, Holcomb-McCoy is widely esteemed for her extensive scholarship and advocacy in the areas of teaching, college counseling and inclusion. At Hopkins, she was credited with leading efforts to raise funds for diversity research and increasing diversity within the faculty.She has published her research in four books and journal special issues, 16 chapters in edited books, and more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals.She is currently an associate editor of the Journal for Counseling and Development and has served on many journal editorial boards, including Professional School Counseling, Journal for Specialists in Group Work, and Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology.“We are thrilled that Dr. Holcomb-McCoy will be joining the American University community in such a strong position of leadership. She has had an exemplary career in service to the idea that education is a human right, one that we have an absolute obligation to ensure,” Stacey Snelling, who has led American’s School of Education as dean over the past year and is chair of the Department of Health Studies, said in a statement.Prior to serving as vice provost at Hopkins, Holcomb-McCoy Previous was the vice dean of academic affairs and chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Services at the School of Education. She has also worked as associate professor of counselor education at the University of Maryland, College Park and assistant professor and director of the School Counseling Program at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.Holcomb-McCoy earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Virginia and her doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.last_img read more

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Study finds rudimentary empathy in macaques

first_img Explore further (—A pair of researchers with Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Université Lyon, in France has conducted a study that has shown that macaques have at least some degree of empathy towards their fellow cage mates. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Sebastien Ballesta and Jean-René Duhamela describe the experiments they carried out and why they believe the results suggest that macaques are aware of the emotional state of other macaques and express empathy towards them under certain circumstances. The experiments carried out by the duo consisted of placing pairs of captive macaques opposite one another and then allowing them to take turns picking an icon on a screen that offered the other either a reward or a punishment. Rewards were juice sips, while punishment came in the form of puffs of air into the eyes. The researchers also used eye-tracking devices to monitor the gaze and blink rate of the monkeys as they performed their tasks—useful signals for signs of social engagement.The researchers found that most of the 14 pairs of monkeys used in the experiment were disinclined to cause another to be punished but gave rewards freely. They also recorded eight instances of positive social behavior as part of rewarding a partner, four indifferent behaviors and two types of behavior that were classified as antisocial. They noted also a link between social gazing and granting of a reward, which suggested the monkeys were aware of what they were doing—they also reported witnessing eye blinking that they deemed indicative of empathy when a punishment was chosen. The researchers also found that those monkeys that were most likely to administer rewards to others also tended to blink more in anticipation of an air puff to another monkey’s eyes, and blinked more afterwards as well. They suggest their experiments taken as a whole offer evidence of the monkeys taking account of the behavior of other monkeys and modifying their behavior as a result, going so far as to claim that they have shown that the monkeys are aware in some respect of the wellbeing of their peers, and respond in ways they deem appropriate. Study shows differences in brain activity of humans and macaques engaged in the same task Barbary macaques. Credit: Wikipedia/Flickr/Karyn Sig Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencescenter_img More information: Sebastien Ballesta et al. Rudimentary empathy in macaques’ social decision-making, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2015). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1504454112AbstractPrimates live in highly social environments, where prosocial behaviors promote social bonds and cohesion and contribute to group members’ fitness. Despite a growing interest in the biological basis of nonhuman primates’ social interactions, their underlying motivations remain a matter of debate. We report that macaque monkeys take into account the welfare of their peers when making behavioral choices bringing about pleasant or unpleasant outcomes to a monkey partner. Two macaques took turns in making decisions that could impact their own welfare or their partner’s. Most monkeys were inclined to refrain from delivering a mildly aversive airpuff and to grant juice rewards to their partner. Choice consistency between these two types of outcome suggests that monkeys display coherent motivations in different social interactions. Furthermore, spontaneous affilitative group interactions in the home environment were mostly consistent with the measured social decisions, thus emphasizing the impact of preexisting social bonds on decision-making. Interestingly, unique behavioral markers predicted these decisions: benevolence was associated with enhanced mutual gaze and empathic eye blinking, whereas indifference or malevolence was associated with lower or suppressed such responses. Together our results suggest that prosocial decision-making is sustained by an intrinsic motivation for social affiliation and controlled through positive and negative vicarious reinforcements. © 2015 Citation: Study finds ‘rudimentary’ empathy in macaques (2015, December 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Has Innovation Reached Its Breaking Point

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. June 17, 2016 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. With the Tesla 3 hitting the markets, innovation is on everybody’s minds. However, an electric car is hardly revolutionary: It’s at best an evolution of what already exists. While Elon Musk’s venture is touted as innovative, it can be seen as a symptom of the very condition that many have observed lately: innovation inactivity.In Tyler Cowen’s “The Great Stagnation,” he argues that we’ve already picked all the low-hanging fruit available as far as innovation goes. PayPal co-founder and Facebook investor Peter Thiel has a similar outlook, famously stating, “We wanted flying cars; instead, we got 140 characters.”Thiel is right: We certainly don’t have flying cars. We don’t even have self-driving cars, even though it looks like we’ll soon get there. And we have flying drones, though they are still used more for our personal entertainment than transportation.Related: How to Build Innovation Into Your Business Without Creating ChaosWhile things haven’t turned out as we had hoped, it doesn’t mean we have run out of innovation. “Stagnation” is probably a poor word choice for what we’ll see in the near future. Here are three ways to prove the innovation skeptics wrong:1. Focus on incremental change. Augmenting rather than redoing can be more effective and revolutionary than it may seem. As Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently noted, “The process of innovation tends to take longer than many people expect, but it also tends to be more revolutionary than they imagine.”Rather than reinventing the wheel, put entrepreneurial energy toward the next logical step from what exists today. Apple’s iPad, for instance, was an evolution of the iPhone, itself an evolution of the iPod. Their revolutionary impact was not technology, but behavior: People of today lead much more mobile lives because of smartphones and tablets.Adapting to people’s behavior was the driving force behind Nest’s incremental change, applying algorithms and intelligent sensors to items as basic as thermostats and smoke alarms. Where touch screens and programmable cycles once innovated before them, Nest devices can sense when someone is home, learn user preferences or adjust for weather patterns.Incremental doesn’t imply boring; it means upgrading what’s familiar. Find ways to reconfigure pieces of our daily lives, combining and compounding small changes to create big impacts.Related: 5 Ways Your Startup Can Continue to Innovate in a Fast-Paced World2. Don’t be blinded by hardware. We tend to think of technology in terms of hardware, and while it may be fun to compare the gigas and megas, what matters is usability. To borrow Marc Andreessen’s now world-famous phrase, “Software is eating the world.”Embrace software’s carnivorous tendencies, setting aside goals for impressive technical specifications and focusing instead on the needs of consumers. Just as Uber’s app created an entirely new model of business, tomorrow’s great new thing also doesn’t have to be a physical object. Despite the revolutionary impact of the internet on our lives, we’re still used to measuring progress in terms of the tangible.But software liberates hardware from its tangible, physical limitations — and takes us beyond simple mechanics. Innovation in software can make the hardware we already own much more usable. For instance, Microsoft’s Windows 10 is not simply a new look for your PC; it aims to transcend hardware boundaries and move the user into the cloud.The cloud is full of intangibles to consider and new ways to do everyday things. Spotify, the SaaS music streaming provider, recently decided to close its data centers across Europe and the U.S. and house its infrastructure on Google’s cloud. Google’s platform gives Spotify access to listener data to fine-tune its music recommendations. Spotify innovated simply by changing its mechanics — and in turn changed the way consumers find new music.Related: 7 Methods for Analyzing Your Great Idea Before You Bet the Company on It3. Stop prognosticating. In 1943, IBM Chairman Thomas J. Watson purportedly predicted, “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” That probably seemed like a reasonable prediction, considering computers’ limited uses at the time, just as we imagine flying cars to be a great innovation for our automobile-dependent and rush hour-suffering suburban society.Don’t treat innovation like peering into crystal balls to extrapolate from visions of a far-flung future. All we know about the future is that it’s unknown and unknowable — because accidents and mistakes can change everything, like how Sir Alexander Fleming happened to invent penicillin. (Then again, Gates’ crystal ball seemed to work well in 1999, foretelling smartphones, social media and targeted advertising, among other innovations.)Instead of philosophizing about the future to design it or meet it halfway, build it by solving real problems that are right in front of us. Leonardo da Vinci’s helicopter drawings didn’t do much to solve 15th-century problems, but the impact of mundane innovations such as ball bearings was immediate and lasting.An innovation’s impact can be measured only in hindsight. The next big thing may not appear big at first, seeming like a minor improvement, a crazy advancement possible only in theory or a change that’s slow to catch on. Then, like Uber, it explodes in popularity and changes the structure of society.After it has existed a while, it will seem both obvious and like low-hanging fruit.But nothing is obvious about the future. Twitter’s 140 characters might not be what ends up changing the world, but perhaps the next short-message service will. After all, we cannot know what will affect behavior and society. We can only imagine. 6 min read Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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Global Acetonitrile ACN CAS 75058 Market 2018 Competitive Analysis Growth Drivers

first_imgThe Acetonitrile (ACN, CAS 75-05-8) Market report offers majority of the latest industry data that covers the overall market situation along with future Assessment. The report analysis is provided for the markets including regional growth, development status and Forecast.The ‘Global Acetonitrile (ACN, CAS 75-05-8) Market Outlook 2018-2023′ offers detailed coverage of acetonitrile industry and presents main market trends. The market research gives historical and forecast market size, rising demand, price (Value), current trends, and company shares of the leading acetonitrile producers to provide exhaustive coverage of the market for acetonitrile. The report segments the market and forecasts its size, by volume and value, on the basis of application, by products, and by geography.The report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from key industry participants. The global acetonitrile market has been segmented into five major regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and Middle East & Africa. Furthermore, the report also includes an in-depth competitive analysis of the key players operating in this market.Request the Sample Copy of this Report @ PlayersAnQore B.V.Asahi Kasei CorporationBalaji Amines Ltd.China National Petroleum CorporationChina Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec)Formosa Plastics CorporationINEOS Group LimitedMitsubishi Chemical CorporationPJSC Lukoil Oil CompanyTaekwang Industrial Co., Ltd.request free sample to get a complete list of companiesKey Questions Answered in This ReportAnalysis of the acetonitrile market including revenues, future growth, market outlookHistorical data and forecastRegional analysis including growth estimatesAnalyzes the end user markets including growth estimates.Profiles on acetonitrile vendors including products, sales/revenues, SWOT, and market position, recent developments.Market structure, market drivers and restraints.Avail the Discount on this Report @ of ContentPart 1. SummaryPart 2. Report MethodologyPart 3. IntroductionPart 4. Industry Value ChainPart 5. Competitive LandscapePart 6. Segmentation by TypePart 7. Segmentation by ApplicationPart 8. Regional PerspectivesPart 9. Company ProfilesPart 10. Market ForecastPart 11. Market DriversPart 12. Industry ActivityPart 13. AppendixAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various domains across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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Speeding up the Underwriting Process

first_img in Daily Dose, News, Servicing Speeding up the Underwriting Process September 17, 2018 761 Views It has become more difficult to underwrite a loan, according to the results of a recent CoreLogic survey. According to CoreLogic, 55 percent of underwriters agree that it has become more difficult to underwrite a loan, and around 56 percent of underwriters said they typically need more than 30 days to complete the process, compared to 44 percent who say they can do so in less than 30 days.CoreLogic notes that the extended underwriting timeline may be a result of too many people involved in the underwriting process. Around 76 percent of underwriters said that between two and five people in their organization touch a loan file before it closes.Other factors, such as verifying income, also add additional time. CoreLogic says that it typically takes 44 percent of underwriters one to two days per loan file to verify income. Additionally, 69 percent of underwriters have to ask their applicants more than once for documentation, with 66 percent noting that they need to ask applicants more than two or three times. Direct access to applicant data will speed up the underwriting process by one to two days, according to respondents.Documentation is listed as the least efficient part of underwriters workflow (according to 23 percent of applicants), with income, verification, loan files, and communication also cited as reasons for inefficiency. More than 70 percent of underwriters said quick, online access to application status would make their job easier, and more than 80 percent said that a solution that automatically tracks and documents underwriting exceptions and decision rationale would help their workflow.In order to address these concerns, CoreLogic announced AutomatIQTM Borrower, phase one of a comprehensive new underwriting solution designed to help lenders streamline their current mortgage workflows by digitizing, standardizing, and automating borrower analysis and verification.”Despite some recent notable improvements in consumer-facing Point of Sale solutions, underwriters are essentially following the same manual processes that they’ve followed for years,” said Jay Kingsley, Executive for Credit Solutions at CoreLogic. “Based on our industry-leading data resources and analytics expertise, CoreLogic is uniquely positioned to deliver this comprehensive digital underwriting solution that lenders need.”center_img CoreLogic FinTech technology Underwriting 2018-09-17 Seth Welborn Sharelast_img read more

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first_img FILE – In this April 27, 2016 file photo, Tavis Smiley appears at the 33rd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles. PBS says it has suspended distribution of Smiley’s talk show after an independent investigation uncovered “multiple, credible allegations” of misconduct by its host. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File) LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Latest on allegations of sexual misconduct against Tavis Smiley (all times local):4:20 p.m.Walmart is suspending its relationship with talk show host Tavis Smiley.The retail giant says it is “troubled by the recent allegations” facing the TV, radio and book star.The move comes a day after PBS indefinitely suspended distribution of Smiley’s talk show after an independent investigation uncovered “multiple, credible allegations” of sexual misconduct by its host.Smiley responded that he has never harassed anyone and claimed one relationship the network uncovered was consensual.Walmart had been a sponsor of Smiley’s show and an upcoming touring theatrical show. It says it will be “suspending our relationship with Mr. Smiley, pending the outcome of the PBS investigation.”___12:15 p.m.Talk show host Tavis Smiley says PBS “overreacted” when it indefinitely suspended his show after an independent investigation uncovered “multiple, credible allegations” of misconduct by its host.In a Facebook post, Smiley says he has never harassed anyone and claimed one relationship the network uncovered was consensual.Smiley also claims PBS “refused to provide me the names of any accusers, refused to speak to my current staff, and refused to provide me any semblance of due process to defend myself against allegations from unknown sources.”His show’s page at PBS was scrubbed on ThursdaySmiley has a development deal with Warner Bros. Television and was working with J.J. Abrams to turn his new book about Michael Jackson’s last days and death into a limited TV series. Next month he is expected to launch a nationwide 40-city tour of a theatrical production focusing on the last year of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. “Death of a King: A Live Theatrical Experience” is based on Smiley’s 2014 book of the same title and was to start Jan. 15, King’s birthday.___1 a.m.PBS says it has indefinitely suspended distribution of Tavis Smiley’s talk show after an independent investigation uncovered “multiple, credible allegations” of misconduct by its host.PBS said Wednesday it had engaged an outside law firm to investigate “troubling allegations” against the host, it said in a statement.“This investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. Smiley,” the statement said. “The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS, and the totality of this information led to today’s decision.”A representative for PBS declined to specify the nature of the allegations against Smiley.His nightly program has aired on PBS since 2004.Representatives for Smiley did not immediately respond to a request for comment. by The Associated Press Posted Dec 14, 2017 1:33 pm PDT Last Updated Dec 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img The Latest: Walmart suspends ties to Tavis Smiley show, tourlast_img read more

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