Ford Argentina exexecutives sentenced in torture cases

first_imgBUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A court in Argentina has sentenced two former Ford Motor Co. executives to prison for crimes against humanity committed against Argentine union workers during the country’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship.The court said Tuesday that factory manufacturing director Pedro Muller and security manager Hector Francisco Sibilla targeted workers and gave information to security agents for their kidnapping and torture after the 1976 military coup.Muller was sentenced to 10 years and Sibilla to 12 years.They were accused of giving names, ID numbers, pictures and home addresses to security forces who hauled more than two dozen union workers off the floor of Ford’s factory in suburban Buenos Aires to be tortured and interrogated and then sent to military prisons.Associated Press, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Algeria to Celebrate Officially Amazigh New Year Yennayer on January 12

By Sana ElouaziRabat – A big victory for Amazigh movement activists. Yennayer, the Amazigh new year, is officially a national holiday in Algeria, announced the Moroccan-born president Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday, December 27.Yennayer marks the first day of the agrarian calendar, celebrated by Amazighs across North Africa since antiquity on January 12. Following the meeting of the Council of Ministers, Bouteflika issued a statement in which he expressed his best wishes to the Algerian people on the eve of 2018, and announced his decision to devote Yennayer as a “non-working and paid day” as of January 12, reported the Algerian media TSA Algérie.“This measure, like all those already taken for the benefit of our national identity in its triple Islamic, Arab and Amazigh component, will strengthen the national unity and stability,” said Bouteflika.The head of state also “urged the government to spare no effort to generalize the teaching and use of Tamazight, in accordance with the Constitution.”Therefore, the 80-year-old president has instructed the government to accelerate the preparation of the draft organic law for the creation of an Algerian Academy of the Amazigh language, long-marginalized in the country.However, these measures are still regarded by many activists as “symbolic decisions” taken by the Algerian state, in an attempt to ease the violent protests that torn up the Kabyle provinces in Algeria, and calm the Amazigh populations whose claims go beyond that.Tamazight, is a language spoken by almost 10 million people in Algeria with its different variants (Chaoui, Kabyle, Mozabite, Tuareg).In February 2016, Tamazight was finally recognized as an official language, when the Algerian parliament overwhelmingly passed a revision of the Constitution,   establishing that Tamazight is an “official language” of the country while Arabic remains “the national and official language of the state.” read more

Theatregoers are off to see the wizard

Theatre fans will soon be off to see the wizard in Port Dover.The curtain rises Friday for Lighthouse Festival Theatre’s community show production of the musical The Wizard of Oz.Once a year local amateur actors have the opportunity to perform on the Lighthouse stage, backed by the same tech crew that works on the professional shows in the summer season.Lighthouse’s artistic director, Derek Ritschel, brought back the community show in 2011. There has been an annual show ever since.The community show gives actors that have always wanted to be in a show the opportunity to work closely with the crew to put on a professional-grade performance.“These people came out to auditions, they have a love to perform, a passion to perform. They dedicate maybe hundreds of hours in rehearsals, preparation, and execution of the show,” said director George Araujo.Araujo has directed multiple shows in his past.“I’ve acted in a lot of musical theatre, as well as non-musical theatre. Eventually I saw directing as a way to express myself a little bigger. It encompasses not just one role, but everybody’s role,” said Araujo.None of the actors are considered professional, but some of the performers have done professional shows before.One of the actors that has been in professional shows before is Libby Adams, who will be starring in the lead role as Dorothy Gale.“My cousin is big into theatre, and she asked me to go audition with her. I’ve wanted to audition for a production at the Lighthouse Festival Theatre for a really long time. I told her I’d go with her and I ended up with the role of Dorothy,” said Adams.Adams started acting when she was five after her mom got her an agent in Toronto.She has appeared in commercials, movies, and a production of The Sound of Music at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto.When she was 18 she decided to take a break from acting, but recently realized she was missing it. That is when she decided to audition for the community show.“I’m just excited for everyone to see the show. It’s going to be amazing, everything is really coming together. I’m excited to be there and to show everyone what we’ve worked so hard on,” said Adams.The production of The Wizard of Oz opens on April 19 and runs until May 5.  Evening performances are Fridays and Saturdays. Matinees are Sundays. Tickets are available on the Lighthouse Festival Theatre website. read more

TSX posts small gain after Easter holiday weekend US markets barely changed

TORONTO – The Toronto stock market capped a quiet trading session little changed Monday as it looked for but found little direction from usually volatile commodity markets.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 32.08 points to 13,390.19 in the first day back from the Easter long weekend.Canada’s main market, with a heavy weighting in resource stocks, got support from the utilities and financial sectors, but was pulled down slightly by base and precious metal miners.The Canadian dollar was up 0.34 of a U.S. cent at 75.87 cents US.Commodities were mixed, as April gold fell to its lowest level in more than a month, with bullion retreating $1.50 to US$1,220.10 a troy ounce.The May contract for North American benchmark crude oil was flat, down seven cents at US$39.39 a barrel, while May natural gas was up five cents at US$1.94 per mmBTU. May copper added two cents to US$2.25 a pound.“Commodities are keeping the TSX tame today,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis, Mo.“In the absence of data that provides conviction both to the upside or downside, we’re just going to see flat days like this. Investors are sitting back, taking stock of the volatility we’ve seen so far (this year). But I don’t think we’re going to see these calm markets continue. I think volatility is going to return. It’s going to be on the back of some data that really incites that volatility.”There was positive economic news out of the U.S., but the data was not enough to push New York indexes much higher.Wall Street stayed muted, as the Dow Jones industrial average gained 19.66 points to 17,535.39, while the broader S&P 500 added 1.11 points to 2,037.05. The Nasdaq pulled back 6.72 points to 4,766.79.The Commerce Department said U.S. consumer spending grew for a third consecutive month in February, but only by a meagre 0.1 per cent and matching similar lacklustre growth in the previous two months.Consumer spending is one of the indicators the U.S. Federal Reserve is watching closely to help it decide when it will hike interest rates.At its meeting this month, the central bank decided to leave a key rate unchanged while signalling that it now expected to boost rates only two times this year, down from previous expectations of four rate hikes.Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen will discuss her views on the economy in a highly anticipated speech Tuesday before the Economic Club of New York.— With files from The Associated PressFollow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly referred to the April contract for crude oil by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 28, 2016 8:21 am MDT Last Updated Mar 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TSX posts small gain after Easter holiday weekend; U.S. markets barely changed read more

PotashCorp reports firstquarter profit down cuts guidance for the year

by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 28, 2016 4:52 am MDT Last Updated Apr 28, 2016 at 6:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PotashCorp reports first-quarter profit down, cuts guidance for the year SASKATOON – Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. (TSX:POT) cut its earnings guidance for the year as it reported Thursday a sharp drop in its profit for its latest quarter.The company said it was hurt by weaker prices for potash and nitrogen as well as lower offshore potash sales volumes.PotashCorp, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, said it earned US$75 million or nine cents per diluted share for its first-quarter, down from $370 million or 44 cents per diluted share a year ago.Sales fell to $1.21 billion compared with $1.67 billion in the first three months of 2015.The company cut its full-year earnings guidance to 60 cents to 80 cents per share compared with an estimate in January for earnings between 90 cents and $1.20 per share for the year.PotashCorp also lowered its capital spending guidance by $100 million to between $700 million and $800 million.“Lower prices for all nutrients weighed on our performance for the quarter and contributed to a more subdued outlook for the year,” PotashCorp chief executive Jochen Tilk said in a statement.“We see better conditions for the remainder of 2016, but recognize that the timing and strength of a recovery is still unfolding.” read more

INTERVIEW Advancing human rights a never ending process says new UN rights

UN News: As the High Commissioner, you have come in a time when human rights are under serious attack globally. What your priorities are going to be? Michelle Bachelet: I arrived, and two days later it was the Human Rights Council for two weeks, and here the third week, in New York. But, I would say, first of all, of course, my priorities are to do what my mandate tells me to do, to be the voice of the voiceless. But also to engage with governments so they respect human rights, protect people from rights violations, and promote human rights.But, in some countries, it is not a State policy to not do the right thing, but because they do not have the capacity, so one of the tasks of my Office is to help build capacity. Many countries have asked us to support their judiciary system so it will be independent, or the police or armed forces understand the importance of respecting human rights and international laws, and also technical cooperation. We also monitor and report on issues where we receive allegations [of rights abuses and violations] from different parts.But one of my particular priorities from the Secretary-General is prevention. I am not saying I will succeed on that, maybe not. But I will try to design a system where we can have early warning signs and try to think on early action. And of course I will work with Member States to support and engage them in the task of promoting and protecting human rights, and that sense, also with intergovernmental bodies, like the Human Rights Council, and also with other bodies, such as Treaties Bodies, Special Procedures and other rights mechanisms in the UN. UN News: This year is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What progress do you think has been done in the past 70 years? Michelle Bachelet: There has been a lot of progress, but it is difficult to believe: Every time you turn on the television, you see all the awful things that are there. And that is also true, I mean, but there has been progress.Think of 1948: how many countries allowed women to vote, for example; how many respected of freedom of speech. If you think of the different aspects of the human rights, even in more complete things that usually people do not think of as human rights, but they are human rights: on health, on education, on sanitation, on housing.The world today is better than 70 years ago. But having said that, there are a lot of threats … and pushback on human rightsThe world today is better than 70 years ago. But having said that, there are a lot of threats, there are a lot of threats for multilateralism, there is a lot of threat and pushback on human rights. It used to be for all: universal human rights, the three pillars: Peace & Security, Development, and Human Rights, and we see a pushback.We see a pushback, we see that in some documents, human rights is not mentioned, and when you ask, they say, “it is mainstream.” And if it is mainstreamed, it is fantastic, because everybody’s doing their job. But if it is invisible, mainstream, that is not a good thing. On the other hand we see human rights defenders and civil society having their space shrink. They have been under attack. Journalists have been killed.So there is a lot of challenges. The only thing I can say is that the struggle for human rights probably will never end, because it is a process where you advance, but there will be always people who want to push back, and that could be governments or that could be armed groups. The task of the UN is to ensure and promote the whole human rights system. And I will do what I have to do about it, but it cannot be only the task of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, it has to be the task of the whole UN system. Michelle Bachelet: I think that, for one hand, probably because, in my family, as a child, I had a very caring and loving environment. My mom and me are very resilient, if I may say, because I think that helps a lot.But […] there was a period of my life that I really hated what was happening – I had so much rage. But afterwards, I started thinking, “you know what, I do not want this to happen anymore in Chile or in any other country of the world. So, what can I do to contribute, that Chile will be a peaceful, democratic society?”So, I sort of put all my energies on that, and that is why I started working on defence issues to be able to speak to the militaries, because I never thought I was going to be Minister of the Defence or President of the Republic.So, I said: they understand the full power, I will have the power of knowledge; to be able to be a counterpart on discussing this issue. And then we started building a process of reconciliation, and saying, look, we might never agree on what happened in the past, but we all love the nation, we need to ensure that the future of the democracy in the nation is not in danger. I would say it permitted me to understand that, first of all, lessons learned, and if you really want some objective, and in a possible, constructive way, it can be done. UN News: Right now, some countries do not want to cooperate with OHCHR or question the worth of the Human Rights Council. How do you plan on bringing everyone together? Michelle Bachelet: In my opening statement, I spoke about, that consensus could be possible, that we should not lose ourselves in sterile disputes. Of course human rights is a very political thing and you see that here in the General Assembly, in the Security Council, so it is not in the Human Rights Council, by itself.Today the world is complicated, and it is very polarized in some issues … I will do my best, and I hope I succeedI mean, countries have their visions, their interests, and sometimes, they are not interested in some issues. But what I have been doing is meeting, not only with the whole council, but with groups of countries in Geneva such as the Group of Latin American and Caribbean countries, the African countries, the Arab countries, the Asia-Pacific countries, the West European and Other countries, the Eastern European countries, speaking but also listening. Because, sometimes, you know what you have to do, but the way you do it can be more successful than others. Sometimes you need to speak out. Sometimes you need to strategize in terms of saying, look, it will work better if we do diplomatic prevention, if we start engaging the government.But today the world is complicated, and it is very polarized in some issues. I will do my best, and I hope I succeed. But anyway, the Human Rights Council, it is also in a process of reforming itself, they have defined that they want to be more effective and efficient, and OHCHR provides the secretariat to them. So, we will support the efforts in improving their results and outcomes, but at the end, it is a political issue, so we will work very hard, and I hope we will get important outcomes. UN News: One of the most pressing issues for the entire world is climate change. How are human rights linked to the environment? Michelle Bachelet: Well they are very important. First of all, because if we are not able to stop climate change, the people who will suffer most are the poorest, the women, the children, and most the vulnerable ones. They will have challenges accessing water, food or agriculture. Many of them, for example, from the small islands, they will have to leave the island if the sea level rises, they will have to go somewhere as a migrant.There are so many concrete consequences that will be effects in people’s lives and their rights.That is why we also believe that working strongly to combat climate change is a very essential task, including of the High Commissioner. I think also that we need to be more part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and how we support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I know that not all, but the idea of advancing by 2030 and not leaving anyone behind, it means, at the end, to have human rights respected throughout the world.And climate change is of huge importance, because I have seen places where there is no more water and people who depend agriculture, mainly women, and now have to think how they get their incomes. With climate change, we have seen, and scientists tell us … about worsening natural disasters and extreme weather, forest fires. And all of these will have a lot of consequences for the life of people. It is very important to work very closely on that, too. I completely agree with the Secretary-General when said that this is one of the major, major challenges that we have. UN News: I would like to ask you about protecting those who protect: human rights defenders are often targets of abuse and violence. How can they be better protected? Michelle Bachelet: Well, the curious thing is that, as we are celebrating the 70th year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we are celebrating 20 years of the Declaration on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. And in November 2017, a resolution on the protection of human rights defenders was approved unanimously by the General Assembly. The issue is: on paper things can look very good, but reality is another thingNo country voted against it. So, the issue is: on paper things can look very good, but reality is another thing. I think we have the task of making people accountable for the things they have approved. Second, to monitor implementation of those agreements that everybody has made, and engage governments, and in the cases where things are happening, holding them accountable and responsible for the killings, the torture, the detentions of many human rights defenders. UN Photo/Jean-Marc FerreMichelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights speaks at the Human Rights Council. As the UN’s top human rights official, the High Commissioner is mandated to promote and protect the enjoyment and full realization, by all people, of all rights established in the Charter of the United Nations and under international human rights laws and treaties.The mandate also includes preventing human rights violations, promoting international cooperation to protect human rights, being the coordinator of action across the UN, and strengthening and streamlining the whole UN system in the field of human rights.Minutes after she was approved, UN chief Antonio Guterres told reporters he was “delighted” by the news of her official appointment, describing Ms. Bachelet, a “pioneer”, has been “as formidable a figure in her native Chile, as she has at the United Nations”.Shortly after assuming office in early September, Ms. Bachelet was in New York for the General Assembly’s high-level general debate. She spoke with UN News on the rights situation around the world, the priorities for her tenure, and how can rights be better protected.Bearing in mind her own personal experience of being detained and tortured in Chile, the interview started with a question on how she overcame the hardships she suffered under the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. UN News: You have been a very important defender of women’s rights. How is that going to continue, as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights?Michelle Bachelet: The thing is that, people tend to see OHCHR as only concerned with civil and political rights, and that is not it. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights clearly states the rights for migrants, for children, for women; right to health, to education. It is very comprehensive.Even though I am not intending to replace any other agency, I always speak about gender issues, gender empowerment. This morning I was speaking about women who are women’s human rights defenders, who have been attacked, threatened with rape.I will be always raising the voice for women, trying to support their capacities, and building partnership with UN Women, as we have spoken with Henrietta Fore, the head of UNICEF to see how we can create synergies. I am not going to replace any of them. I am not going to step on no one, too. That is not my attitude in life. But I do believe in partnership. I do believe we can sort of think on what thing we can do together, and we can push together.I will be doing that, because, for me, children are very important too, women are very important, of course, everything. And climate change, also. So, I will be supporting others in their main tasks, but also be finding the ways that we can create synergies. UN Photo/Laura JarrielMichelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, speaks to the press at UN Headquarters in New York. ILO/M. CreusetUN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet (file photo) UN News: Syria has been on our radar for years and the abuses continue. What is being done to ensure that justice prevails in the long run? Michelle Bachelet: There is a discussion now among the UN Member States because Syria, of course, wants to rebuild its country, reconstruct it. There is also a lot of discussion among the Security Council and others and donors, particularly, which circumstances will be needed to develop in the country to put money on the reconstruction.I think there is, sort of, conversations going on, and … we have of course said that in any process of peace, peace agreement or end of war and conflict, the international experience shows that it is more sustainable and more durable, when you have accountability processes – either transitional justice – when there is access to justice, and perpetrators are held accountable for what they have done.But I think this is still, as you say work in progress [in Spanish] that we still cannot say this is exactly what is going to happen. But it is still a work in process. read more

Officials to work out KennyMerkel deal on loans for real Irish economy

first_img“If we could access some money from KFW to channel into the SMEs in Irelad we would be able to provide another source of liquidity at very low cost.“We are exploring lots of options on how to improve the liquidity of Irish banks through this mechanism, and the cost of money.”He added: “It’s not a European strategy, this is a bilateral arrangement that was offered by the German Government to the Irish Government.The development follows the announcement yesterday that Ireland would be departing the EU-IMF bailout programme without taking the option of a precautionary line of credit.The Taoiseach briefly mentioned the KFW deal in his speech announcing the decision, saying that the the development bank would “work with the German and Irish authorities swiftly in order to deliver on this initiative at the earliest possible date”.He said the agreement had been reached following a number of conversations with the German leader discussing ways “to reinforce Ireland’s economic recovery by improving funding mechanisms for the real economy, including access to finance for Irish SMEs”.Fianna Fáil has called for more clarity from the Government on the lender’s future role.The party’s spokesperson on jobs, Dara Calleary said it was an “extremely vague announcement” that “raises more questions than it answers”.“People are wondering what exactly this means for the Irish banking sector, for Irish taxpayers and for Irish businesses,” Calleary said.Watch: Taoiseach confirms Ireland will exit bailout without credit lineRelated: ‘This is the right decision for Ireland’: Taoiseach confirms bailout exit without credit line >Also: “The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme” – Noonan > FINANCE MINSTER MICHAEL Noonan says work will now begin on the detail of an agreement with Germany on a deal that could provide low cost loans to Irish firms.Under the plan, the money would be made available through the German state-owned bank KFW.“The Taoiseach and Chancellor Merkel have an agreement in principal that Germany will bilaterally assist us in providing low cost credit to what they described as ‘the real Irish economy’,” Noonan told Newstalk Breakfast. He said work would now get under way between Irish and German officials to work out the details of the plan.last_img read more

We apologise sincerely All Bank of Ireland accounts back to normal after

first_imgBANK OF IRELAND say all customer accounts should be back to normal this morning, after some people saw duplicate debits taken from their balance.The payments relate to transactions carried out using Visa debit cards last Friday — some customers had the amount taken out of their account twice.The amounts varied from just a few euro to much larger sums.A spokesperson for the bank said all errors had been rectified overnight, and that anyone affected should see their balance restored to normal this morning.“We apologise sincerely,” the spokesperson said.Any customers who who would have incurred extra fees or whose accounts inadvertently went into overdraft temporarily as a result of the glitch won’t be hit with penalty charges as a result of the problem.Read: Banking inquiry could be up and running within ‘four to five months’Read: Digicel plans €500m investment as Denis O’Brien targets ‘massive push’ in 2014last_img read more

Poll Should Ireland take in 200 minors from the Calais migrant camp

first_img Nov 1st 2016, 9:44 AM Tuesday 1 Nov 2016, 9:44 AM Poll Results: YesNoNo opinion/no interestVote No opinion/no interest (712) Yes (12883) Image: AP/Press Association Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 312 Comments Short URLcenter_img THE CABINET IS set to discuss a proposal to take in 200 unaccompanied minors from the recently-demolished Calais migrant camp.The issue of what to do with the children has been a topical debate in the France and UK. Charity Not On Our Watch estimated that there are upwards of 1,000 children who are now wandering the streets in France.Fine Gael Chief Whip Regina Doherty has said she is in favour of relocating 200 of the children to Ireland and described it as a “no-brainer”. Speaking to the Irish Times, she said ministers would decide the Government’s position on the matter tomorrow.This morning we’re asking: Should Ireland provide safe-haven to 200 unaccompanied minors from the Calais migrant camp? By Garreth MacNamee No (11971) Poll: Should Ireland take in 200 minors from the Calais migrant camp? Ministers are set to discuss a proposal to take in 200 unaccompanied minors from the recently-demolished camp. Image: AP/Press Association Images Share2674 Tweet Email5 52,610 Views last_img read more

Twitters Periscope lets you add guests to live videos

first_imgTwitter’s headquarters in San Francisco. James Martin/CNET Twitter wants people who use its live video streaming app Periscope to channel their inner talk show host.On Monday, the social network said it added a new feature to Periscope that lets users invite and add guests to their live videos.periscopePeriscope users can invite up to three guests to their live video broadcasts. Twitter Periscope users can add up to three guests in a live stream at a time by clicking on an icon that displays two smiley faces. When someone joins a live video, viewers will only be able to hear audio from the guest’s account during the live stream. Users will also be able to remove someone from a live video and guests can leave at any time.Twitter, which also allows users to stream a live video through its main app, said it plans to add this feature to the social network along with a way for guests to share a live video. The move shows that Twitter is still investing in live video as it faces stiff competition from larger tech giants such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, which also lets users stream live broadcasts.”Live video is powerful and allows for a live, synchronous conversation between a broadcaster and their audience — where the broadcaster is able to talk to their audience with their camera and voice, and viewers could talk using text,” Kayvon Beykpour, Twitter’s head of product and Periscope co-founder, said in a statement. “With this launch, we’re enabling richer conversations by allowing viewers to call in, like a talk show, and join with their voice. This makes live conversations even more fluid, and allows for new possibilities and ways people can have conversations.” Twitter purchased Periscope for an undisclosed amount in 2015, fueling the rise of more live video on social networks. A regulatory filing later showed that Twitter spent $86 million to acquire both Periscope and social media startup Niche.While the live streaming app has been used to broadcast political protests, Periscope has also dealt with the dark sides of live streaming such as piracy, suicides and child pornography.The use of Periscope also didn’t pick up steam as larger social networks such as Facebook jumped on the live-streaming bandwagon. Twitter declined to share how many people currently use Periscope. The app hasn’t released user numbers since August 2015 when it revealed that more than 10 million people had a Periscope account.CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.Everything about Fortnite: What you need to know about the hit game. Share your voice Post a comment 0 Jack Dorsey Twitter Tags Internet Services Tech Industrylast_img read more

Are Wii U demo stations running Ubuntu

first_imgDuring a trade show or convention, like E3, it’s no secret that demo units of console games frequently run on a PC rather than the console on which the final build will be released. A picture supposedly taken at a Best Buy, Redditor culmor30 found this Wii U demo station stuck on Ubuntu’s iconic splash screen.The demo unit, pictured above — if real — was stuck on Ubuntu’s eggplant-colored splash page, awaiting the insertion of a USB key. This is most likely a security measure to prevent unwanted access to the unit.Now, the image could easily be a fake, or if real, some anomaly at a lone, Linux-trailblazing Best Buy. Another Redditor, schizm0, said that the demo unit is definitely not a Wii U, and runs on a computer hidden underneath the console. Schizm0 also states that the unit only runs a demo of Rayman Legends. His source? Supposedly a GameStop manager who set the demo unit up. It’s not entirely clear why a GameStop manager would set up a Best Buy demo unit, but schizm0’s comment could’ve lacked important context. Perhaps he simply meant he knows a GameStop manager that set one up at a GameStop, and that unit uses a PC running Ubuntu.Another Redditor, Bossman1086, who claims to have used one of these demo stations, notes that the GamePad’s home button doesn’t seem to do anything, and the Wii U’s UI is normally very different from the one displayed by the unit.Unfortunately, all of these are simply claims without much in the way of hard evidence, but would be pretty interesting if true. After all, Ubuntu is free, relatively speedy, and user-friendly. It wouldn’t be impossible to think that a company (especially one that’s known for using cheap hardware in the majority of their consoles) would build a demo station using a free operating system, rather than licensing one that isn’t.via Redditlast_img read more

Esurance Security First Partner Over Mortgage Payments

first_img in Origination, Servicing On Tuesday popular car insurance company “”Esurance””: announced a deal with “”Security First Insurance Company””: that allows the two to offer homeowners’ insurance in Florida.[IMAGE]””[This is] an opportunity for us to reach those customers looking for bundled quotes from us,”” said Danny Miller, a spokesperson for “”Esurance””: “”A lot of times we get calls from those who want an auto policy but also from those who want a home policy,”” and these trends prompted the decision to move forward with a partnership, he said.[COLUMN_BREAK]Miller said the deal is “”a good opportunity for us to reach those customers when other companies are pulling out from the mortgage market.””””Security First””: underwrote the new policy, which will supply Floridians with homeowners’ insurance with an array of mortgage payment options, including escrow, full pay, and monthly, according to the statement.The partnership arrives on the heels of a Quinnipiac University poll that held a resounding 63 percent of Floridians felt that property insurance is hard to come by, with about three-fourths of those agreeing on the inaccessibility of property insurance.According to the statement, “”Esurance””: will offer quotes over the phone to Floridians that have received rate increases, non-renewal, or cancellation notices from their homeowner insurers. Some discounts are available for those with burglar alarms, newer homes, and various sprinkler systems.Often covering weather- and theft-related damages, homeowners’ insurance options also apply to premise possessions, identify theft, plumbing problems, and liability and replacement costs.””Esurance””:, a subsidiary of “”White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.””:, provides consumers with personal auto insurance, according to its Web site. Agents & Brokers Company News Lenders & Servicers 2011-06-29 Ryan Schuette Esurance, Security First Partner Over Mortgage Paymentscenter_img Share June 29, 2011 460 Views last_img read more

Pango Group Announces New EVP of Sales

first_imgNew,Pango Group Announces New EVP of Sales Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2013-05-16 Esther Cho “”Pango Group””: hired Joe Curtis as EVP of sales to join the family of escrow and financial service companies.[IMAGE] [COLUMN_BREAK] In his new role, Curtis is responsible with overseeing sales operations with the end goal of building out a sales team founded on consultative and value-based selling. Other duties include recruiting, coaching, and training the sales team.Curtis joins Pnago with a background that includes significant sales experience in both title and escrow. The most recent position he served in was as president of Pickford Escrow.Before entering the real estate sector, Curtis taught physics and chemistry and also worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa. Today, his personal goal is to help strategically grow the Pango Group throughout Southern California. “”It is a progressive organization with its heart in the right place. I’m excited to be here,”” he said in a statement. The Pango Group family of companies includes Glen Oaks Escrow, American Trust Escrow, VOI Insurance, and consulting services reaching over 20 offices and 200 employees. in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicingcenter_img Share May 16, 2013 458 Views last_img read more

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