Reporter dies from burn injuries in far-south bombings

first_img Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar September 26, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter dies from burn injuries in far-south bombings News to go further Organisation Receive email alerts ThailandAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Thailand Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom May 12, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News August 21, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn that local reporter Phamon Phonphanit died on 24 September from the burns he sustained in a series of three bombings on 16 September in the far-south town Sungai Kolok, where bombings are frequent. We offer our condolences to his family.Phamon, who worked for Sue Samut Atyakam, a local newspaper, had been sent to cover the first two bomb explosions and was badly injured when the third bomb exploded. He was taken to Yala central hospital, where he died eight days later. The toll from the three bombs now stands at six dead and 110 injured. ThailandAsia – Pacific Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years RSF_en News June 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Pasadena Police Chief Asks for Help Fighting Violence During Hillsides Peace Forum

first_imgPublic Safety Pasadena Police Chief Asks for Help Fighting Violence During Hillsides Peace Forum From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, February 27, 2015 | 5:14 pm Community News Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez (center) was the featured panelist at the Peer Resource Center’s Peace Forum. Also pictured: (left) Ricky Pickens, Director of Prevention & Intervention Services at the Flintridge Center, and LeRoy Avington, a youth in the YMO housing program.Community youth had an opportunity to discuss concerns over violence in Pasadena with Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez during the “Speak Up! Community Peace Forum” held on February 24 at Hillsides Peer Resource Center in Pasadena.During the hour and a half panel discussion, featured panelist Chief Sanchez asked the audience for its help in fighting the recent spike in gang-related shootings in Northwest Pasadena. The Peer Resource Center is located near where some of the violence has occurred.Sanchez said that in most instances, there are witnesses to the violence, but they are reluctant to step forward. “I need to work hard to build trust with you so you feel like sharing that information with me,” he said.Another problem, said Sanchez, is that “we have a ton of guns in Pasadena.” He explained that often guns owned legally are stolen from residences and make their way out into the streets.The Peace Forum, organized by Brandon Lamar, a peer partner at the Peer Resource Center, was created as a chance for the police chief and other panelists to address the increase in violence and for youth in the audience to voice any concerns they have with the police department in order to encourage collaboration between the police and the community. The Peer Resource Center, a one-stop shop of support for youth in need, is part of Hillsides Youth Moving On (YMO) program, which offers youth formerly in foster care or probation affordable housing and other support services.During the discussion, panelists discussed why youth in Pasadena turn to crime, citing as causes the high cost of living in the city and the lack of social supports to aid youth with few resources. Chief Sanchez talked about the need for better jobs and affordable housing to give youth more opportunity.Panelist Thomas Lee, Hillsides division director of Transition-Aged Youth Services, agreed, saying that without such supports, crime issues won’t be resolved. He also said that the city needs a culture change to stop judging youth on their appearance, and that race is an issue that the city needs to address.The one youth on the panel, LeRoy Avington, who lives at YMO’s housing program, advised youth in the community to “try your best to fly straight” and avoid the pathway toward crime. When asked if the city is doing enough to address the needs of youth, Avington commented, “Pasadena is a big city. We need to get more centers like this one [the Peer Resource Center] to assist the youth.”Toward the end of the panel discussion, Chief Sanchez said there were 30 open positions in the Pasadena police department and invited audience members to apply for jobs. When he learned that Avington was interested in law enforcement, he handed Avington a business card.“The evening was a wonderful opportunity for us to hear questions and concerns from the community,” said Lamar, the event coordinator. “It was also good to hear the police chief share his concerns for the youth as far as employment, housing, and getting the youth involved in the Pasadena police department.”Hillsides, headquartered in Pasadena, is a premier provider of child welfare services in Los Angeles County dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and families. YMO is one of Hillsides four core programs, which also include an education center, a residential treatment program, and Family Resource Centers that offer parenting classes, mental health support, and other crucial resources in Baldwin Park, Echo Park, Pomona, Pasadena, and South Pasadena. For more information, please visit www.hillsides.org. 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Fintech and the Mortgage Servicing Lifecycle

first_img Previous: Pinpointing the Hottest Housing Markets Next: Angel Oak Selects Closepin for Closing Agent Compliance April 11, 2018 5,713 Views Fintech and the Mortgage Servicing Lifecycle McGuinness brings over 20 years of experience in mortgage, banking, asset management, servicing, securitization, and financial services to Strategic Venture Partners (SVP). Prior to founding SVP, McGuinness was Managing Partner of Lift Strategic Partners, SVP of Single Asset Lending for Colony American Finance (now known as CoreVest Finance), wherein she created the inaugural products and built and oversaw retail and correspondent lending. Previously, she was Director and Head of Asset Management and Transaction Banking for both Premium Point Investments and WinWater Home Mortgage, where she was principally responsible for the creation and management of the program and they were the first hedge fund issuer of RMBS securities. She has also been VP of Asset Management and Breach Administration Manager for Deutsche Bank’s RMBS Business, ran various groups for GRP Financial Services Corp., (a Sallie Mae Company) a mortgage loan acquisition, sales, and servicing business. Prior to GRP, McGuinness spent years as a Senior Managing Paralegal working within real estate law and was responsible for the oversight of paralegals as it pertained to real property purchase and sales, loan closing, foreclosure, bankruptcy, deficiency action, and other types of real estate and mortgage based claims and litigation. McGuinness has also been a mortgage loan underwriter and reverse underwriter. You can learn more about McGuinness and her team at StrategicVenturePartners.org About Author: Jennifer D. McGuinness The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Don’t be afraid of fintech. The truth is, you can optimize almost every investment using fintech effectively.  Fintech is a popular term used to describe financial technology, an innovation that aims to compete with traditional commercial methods in the delivery of financial services. Typically, fintech is divided into 10 categories:Mortgage and real estateLendingBlockchain and cryptocurrencyPayments and billingPersonal financeRegulation technologyInsuranceCapital marketsWealth managementMoney transfer and remittanceIntegrated properly into both the trading and operational side of the mortgage lifecycle, fintech can not only increase margins but also allow for lenders to originate more loans in less time and in a more efficient and secure manner. Additionally, by using fintech throughout the mortgage lifecycle, each phase of management is enhanced and therefore produces optimized outcomes leading to better investment returns, while still providing the borrower with a great customer experience. A “High Level” Tech-Enabled Residential Mortgage Lifecycle**This chart is provided as a “high level” example of what types of fintech can optimize the lifecycle. It is not to be considered a complete integration or feature roadmap.Is All Fintech Created Equal? The simple answer is, no. It takes time and effort to find the proper fintech partners and solutions for your business. We have spent over two years dissecting a vast array of fintech platforms to find those that work for the operating businesses we all run every day. Also, there is a “knowledge gap” at times between technology thought leaders and the business operators. If the fintech companies do not understand what lenders do, they cannot provide you with solutions. The name that is the most familiar to you may not have the best product.  The Right Balance? Fintech companies in partnership with industry veterans that have sat in the seats of each “stakeholder” to ensure that what you are looking to streamline, enhance, and achieve can truly be accomplished and if it cannot today, providing you with this truthful feedback. With increased regulation and the vast array of other challenges in today’s market, you need to be in the specific businesses (origination, servicing, structured finance, etc.) to truly understand the challenges that these businesses, face each day. So, if an “industry veteran” is no longer sitting in a seat similar to yours, for example, building or operating loan business, servicing assets, or structuring bonds themselves, they will not be up to date on the actual challenges facing your business. Fintech: An Opportunity for Non-Bank Lenders Deals in fintech financing rose by almost 20 percent to $27.4 billion in 2017, with the value of transactions in the United States increasing by over 30 percent to $11.3 billion. In just this one year, the number of fintech deals rose from approximately 1,800 in 2016 to nearly 2,700 in 2017, as more investors gravitated toward this type of investment. Since 2013, 80 percent of the top 50 banks by total assets operating in the United States have not acquired a fintech startup. These banks include Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citibank, and Morgan Stanley, but they are now beginning to catch up. Since September 2017, there have been six fintech acquisitions by five different banks, of which four were making their first fintech acquisition (JPMorgan, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, and TD Bank). This equates to more than half of the number of acquisitions made between 2013 and 2017. Also, major technology platforms such as Amazon, PayPal, and Quickbooks are now pursuing business lending, which are data-driven products, to enhance the value of their primary businesses. Amazon has also recently announced that they intend to take on mortgages. Smaller businesses have one crucial challenge: obtaining financing. According to a Federal Reserve study, 70 percent of companies that are less than five years old are in need of funding to grow, but only approximately 23 percent of them can secure funding. Recognizing this, these companies are using the data they’ve accumulated to reinvent traditional business lending models to provide capital to these clients.The thought is that by automating collection methods and improving underwriting techniques, Amazon, PayPal, and Quickbooks could pose a significant long-term threat to traditional lenders, as well as newcomers in the mortgage and alternative lending spaces. This is why it is so important to focus on fintech now. By doing this and executing efficiently, you can strive to compete in a market that is moving quickly toward a “big tech” world. blockchain Contributed Pieces cryptocurrency FinTech Mortgage Lending 2018-04-11 Radhika Ojha Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Savecenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology Tagged with: blockchain Contributed Pieces cryptocurrency FinTech Mortgage Lending Home / Daily Dose / Fintech and the Mortgage Servicing Lifecycle Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

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