first_imgNew Delhi: Citing the Pulwama terror attack, President Ram Nath Kovind Tuesday praised the valour and sacrifice of security forces in protecting the country and its citizens.Forces such as the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been playing a pivotal role in checking separatism and terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, he said. “The valour and bravery with which CRPF personnel faced the terrorists, who attacked the Parliament (in 2001), have become part of the legend of the country’s security forces. “CPRF personnel have played an appreciable role in checking separatism and terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said during a remembrance service at the National Police Memorial here. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The service marks the annual ‘Valour Day’ of the CRPF which remembers the gallant fight back by its personnel at the Sardar post in Gujarat’s Rann of Kutch against Pakistani troop on this day in 1965. The president paid tributes to police and paramilitary personnel killed in the line of duty, including the 40 CRPF jawans who lost their lives in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack. He laid a wreath at the memorial, a 30-foot-tall and 238-tonne black granite structure, which was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 21 last year on police commemoration day. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KKovind said a pall of gloom had descended on the country after the Pulwama attack.”People queued up to pay their respect to their (the CRPF personnel) sacrifice. I on behalf of the whole nation paid my deepest respect in remembrance of those brave hearts,” he said. Police personnel have always been alert and active to ensure the safety of the people, and have shown extraordinary commitment towards the nation, he said. This is for the first time that the president has visited the memorial located at Chanakyapuri here. Kovind, the supreme commander of the armed forces, was accorded a “national salute” and presented a guard of honour by a joint column of troops from all the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) such as the CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF and SSB. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba; Director of the Intelligence Bureau, Rajiv Jain; Director of CRPF, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar; and other officials from paramilitary forces, police and the Union Home Ministry attended the event. In 1965, CRPF troops were posted on border-guarding duties and the Sardar post event is mentioned as a glorious chapter in the country’s military history when only two companies (about 150 personnel) of the force stood their ground and repulsed a Pakistani brigade attack.last_img read more

“The events of the last weekend prove the pre-meditated character of the repressive measures, and show an open return by the Government to its old policy of mass repression against citizens who exercise or dispense defense for human rights provided by the constitution and international treaties,” said the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, in a news release from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). He was referring to the crackdown on March 25 and 26 against dozens of human rights defenders, both local and international, that came after hundreds of peaceful demonstrators against the Government’s social policies had been violently attacked, arbitrarily arrested and deprived of their liberty, and then summarily fined or sentenced to prison from one to two weeks.Since early February, demonstrators have been protesting against a decree under which a fine can be levied against anyone who does not work more than 183 days and is not declared officially unemployed.Mr. Haraszti said he was “particularly shocked” by the raid against non-governmental organizations, such as Viasna, in their own offices, accompanied by physical violence, and by the disappearance for three days of political opponent Mikalai Statkevich, who was eventually released from the facility of the intelligence service.“Two weeks ago, I, together with other human rights experts, had warned that further violations could be committed by the Government of President Lukashenko, known for its history of violent oppression of any form of dissenting views,” the expert said, expressing regret that his fears materialized. “I will continue to be vigilant and call on the international community to press for opening to dialogue with human rights defenders and those who promote peaceful and democratic change in Belarus,” Mr. Haraszti said.Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

first_imgASD Inc, the supplier of high-performance analytical instrumentation and materials analysis solutions, has released the TerraSpec 4 line of portable mineral analysers for optimisation of mining production and faster mineral exploration. The new rugged, portable TerraSpec 4 line includes a twofold improvement in spectrum quality in the most important wavelengths for mineral analysis, plus more rapid data collection.The TerraSpec 4 Hi-Res spectrometer for mineral exploration has a 6 nm resolution, while the Standard-Res, at 10 nm resolution, is well suited for ore analysis in mining production. “The improved technology in the new TerraSpec line of mineral analysers helps mineral exploration experts to more quickly map new deposits, and mining production organisations to better optimise their ore analysis, which aids in maximising metal recovery and mine longevity,” said Brian Curtiss, CTO of ASD. “Within the mining industry, the new TerraSpec line will continue to be the de facto standard technology for rapid, precise mineralogical analysis.”Using near infrared technology, the newest TerraSpec mineral analysers produce cleaner, higher quality spectra. This increased spectrum clarity in the SWIR region (1,001-2,500 nm) more precisely identifies critical indicator minerals, problem gangue minerals such as swelling clays, and quantifies other important metallurgical properties. Users can also enjoy better resolution of samples with darker minerals, something that has historically been difficult with reflectance-based measurement technology.last_img read more

Rhein Neckar Lowen Rhein Neckar Lowen made the best from crazy weekend in which they had to play two matches in two days in two different countries! Schedule chaos couldn’t be solved before, so “Lions” played in Leipzig on Saturday, and then traveled to Barcelona, where they meet Barca at “Blaugrana”. However, two matches in 24 hours didn’t affectaa performance of Nikolaj Jacobsen squad. They won in Leipzig 29:23 and then played very good match against big rival – ended without winners – 26:26.26 – FC Barcelona: Pérez de Vargas (1); Tomás (2), Mem (8), Syprzak (1), Raúl Entrerríos (2), N’ Guessan (2), Rivera (3, 1p); Morros (2), Palmarsson (2), Ariño (1), Sorhaindo (1), Alexis Borges, Jallouz (1), Lenne.26 – Rhein-Neckar Löwen : Palicka; Radivojevic (2), Reinkind (3), Gedeón Guardiola (3), Schmid (5), Bliznac, Taleski; Rnic (8), Baena (3), Petersson, Tollbring, Groetzki (1),Pekeler (1) y Mensah Larsen.SC DHfK Leipzig – Rhein-Neckar Löwen 23:29 (13:15)Leipzig: Putera (ab der 43.), Vortmann – Semper (2), Rojewski (3), Jurdzs, Krzikalla, Binder (1), Janke (4), Pieczkowski (4), Kunkel (2/1), Roscheck, Rivesjo (2), Strosack (3), Meschke (1), Milosevic (1)RNL: Appelgren, Palicka – Tollbring, Sigurdsson (6), Groetzki (2), Radivojevic, Schmid (6/3), Pekeler (1), Guardiola, Bliznac, Reinkind (1), Mensah (3), Rnic, Taleski, Baena (1), Petersson (9) ← Previous Story MP & Silva takes IHF global TV/Media rights until 2025 Next Story → IHF plans to give Olympic place to USA? read more

first_imgEVERY WEEK, offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.€3,850 – The amount for which a San Diego mom auctioned off the naming rights for her forthcoming child. Natasha Hill took $5,000 from a website which is now running a public poll to decide what the child should be called.207 – The number of members of the College of Cardinals, who will attend a conclave later this month to decide who will be the next pope. Only 117 get to vote in the elections to succeed Benedict XVI, though.2,872 – The length of Benedict XVI’s pontificate.0 per cent – The quantity of horse meat in an Icelandic beef pie tested this week. That’s not all good news, though… the tests revealed, bafflingly, that the meat pies have no meat content at all.9,912 – The number of college students who have applied to SUSI for a grant but have not yet either been paid, or had a final decision made on their application. That amounts to about one in seven of all applicants.26,217,000 – The number of people who were unemployed throughout the Eurozone in January, according to Eurostat figures.33,210 – The number of soldiers for whom records appear in a military census from 1922, which was put online this week. The census was taken during the Irish Civil War to ascertain the extent of the Free State Army’s manpower.1,200 – The amount by which the numbers at work in Ireland grew in 2012. That might seem like little, but it’s the first time in four-and-a-half years that the number of people working has been higher than it was 12 months previously.€7,834.66 – The amount that the Department of Foreign Affairs spent on wine in 2012 – less than a sixth of the amount bought in 2011. The Tánaiste said he gave an instruction last year that all costs for official hospitality should be kept to a minimum.€31,500 – The approximate amount that the average former First Active mortgage holder might now have to pay to Ulster Bank, after the bank reported an error in calculating repayments for some customers. Customers who were given interest-only repayments for the first years of their mortgage were never put back onto capital repayments.€1.2 billion – The amount Ulster Bank lost in 2012. That’s about a fifth of the entire losses of its parent bank, RBS, which is mostly owned by the British taxpayer.999 – The number of senior matches played by Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs (before today’s game against Norwich, where he may have clocked up his 1,000th game for United, Wales and Great Britain). The Guardian calculate that Giggs has shared the pitch with 244 teammates in all of that time.17,985 – The number of children born in Ireland in the third quarter of 2012. 34 per cent were to parents who were not in a marriage or civil partnership.Want more? Check out our previous ‘In numbers’ pieces>last_img read more

first_imgOverall, Time Warner reported $2.65 billion in operating profit through the first half (up more than 30 percent) on $12.69 billion in revenue. The company also upgraded its outlook for 2010, projecting adjusted earnings per share of at least 20 percent. That’s up from its May 5 outlook for adjusted EPS of growth at least in the mid-teens. Consumer publishing giant Time Inc. reported an operating income of $203 million through the first six months of 2010, nearly three times the $70 million it pulled in during the same period last year, according to parent company Time Warner, which reported its first-half financial earnings Wednesday. Revenues at the publishing group remained flat at roughly $1.72 billion.During the second quarter, Time Inc. reported an operating income of $153 million, up 50 percent from $102 million during the same three-month period in 2009. Revenues remained steady compared to last year’s period at $919 million.Time Inc. attributed the profit gains to company-wide cost savings initiatives which resulted in lower pension expenses. It also cited higher domestic magazine revenues in print and digital. Advertising revenue during the second quarter grew 4 percent, subscription revenues stayed flat and other revenues dropped 23 percent. Meanwhile, the company says it increased its share of U.S. magazine advertising to 21 percent—a gain of 1.8 percent points from the same period last year.last_img read more

first_imgBangalore-based pharmaceutical company Biocon on Thursday reported its result for the first quarter of the financial year 2016-17. The firm’s net profit rose 35 percent to Rs. 166.6 crore as compared to Rs. 123.9 crore during the same quarter in the last financial year, the company said in its regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange. Biocon’s consolidated net revenues for the June quarter rose 21 percent to Rs. 982 crore as compared to Rs. 813.9 crore during the same time in the previous fiscal. “Our strong performance this quarter has been driven by an all-round growth of our business across small molecules, biologics, branded formulations and research services,” Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon, said. Biocon’s Biologics business delivered a growth of 53 percent, which was driven by the sales of Biosimilars in emerging markets. The company’s insulin business also got a boost with the launch of its Insulin Glargine in Japan.Biocon has received regulatory approvals from the ministry of health, Malaysia, for rh-Insulin and Glargine, which would enable commercialisation of these products.”We are on track for filing some of our Biosimilars and Generic Formulations in the developed market later this year,” Shaw added.The company’s net sales for the quarter that ended on June 30 was recorded at Rs. 972 crore as against Rs. 757 crore during the corresponding quarter in the previous fiscal.The Biocon Limited stock was trading at Rs. 745.10 at around 10:18 a.m. on Friday, up 6.22 percent from its previous close on the BSE.last_img read more

first_imgDubai International Airport continued to be the world’s busiest airport in 2016 with traffic of 83.6 million passengers, even though the number fell short of the estimated 85 million passengers, Dubai Airports authorities said on Tuesday.Also read: Demonetisation did not affect foreign tourist arrivals in DecemberAnnual traffic rose 7.2 percent in 2016 on account of new routes launched and an expansion of existing markets. India remained Dubai’s single largest destination country in 2016 with 11.4 million passengers, up 10.1 percent. Indian carriers such as Jet Airways, SpiceJet and Air India also started new services to Dubai, while Nepal Airlines and Russia’s Rossiya Airlines also started flights to the Gulf destination. The airport is expected to have 89 million passengers in 2017, 6.5 percent more over 2016’s. Paul Griffiths, the CEO of Dubai Airports, said that the figure would show Dubai is “closing the gap on Atlanta and Beijing for the top spot in overall traffic.” Dubai International Airport overtook London’s Heathrow as the world’s busiest airport for international traffic in 2014. The addition of 11 new passenger destinations by local carriers, including Emirates and flydubai, lifted passenger traffic through Dubai airport, the operator said. On January 22, Dubai Airports said that passengers travelling through Dubai International Airport (DXB) will be treated to live performances from CATS the Musical as part of its ongoing initiative #musicDXB. Selected cast members from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s globally-renowned musical – running at Dubai Opera from January 16 until January 28 – will perform two shows for #musicDXB on January 24, at 1 pm (B-Gates) and 2.15 pm (A-Gates) at the airport. Performers in the shows will include Joanna Ampil, a popular musical theatre actress from the Philippines. According to the data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, India’s civil aviation regulator, last week, Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet, Jet Airways, Go Air, AirAsia India and Vistara flew about 95.2 lakh (about 9.5 million) passengers during December last year, an increase of 23.10 percent over the corresponding month in the previous calendar year. In full-year 2016, domestic carriers flew about 998.88 lakh passengers between the January to December period, while 810.91 lakh passengers flew in the same time period in the previous year (2015).last_img read more

first_img rains: 8 injured as cars collide in Andheri; road, rail traffic hitIBTimes IN Mumbai rains: 8 injured as cars collide in Andheri; road, rail traffic hit IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:50Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:49?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … The Western Naval Command is keeping a close watch on the situation.As Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express with 2000 passengers on board continues to remain stranded, eight flood rescue teams from the Indian Navy including three diving teams have been mobilised with rescue material, inflatable boats and life jackets. A helicopter has also been sent with divers equipped with auto inflatable craft for deployment in the area as advance assessment party. Western Naval Command is keeping a close watch on the situation and is in constant touch with the state administration to respond as required and provide necessary assistance in all flood-affected areas.Taking to Twitter, the Spokesperson of the Indian Navy tweeted, “Following the incessant rains over the last 24 hours in Mumbai & adjoining areas, Eight Flood rescue teams from #IndianNavy incl three Diving teams have been mobilised with rescue material, Inflatable boats and life jackets.””A Seaking Helicopter has also been launched with Divers equipped with Auto inflatable craft for deployment in the area as advance assessment party. HQWNC is keeping a close watch on the situation & is in constant touch with State Admin to respond & provide assistance as reqd,” tweeted the Navy.Following the incessant rains over the last 24 hours in Mumbai & adjoining areas, Eight Flood rescue teams from #IndianNavy incl three Diving teams have been mobilised with rescue material, Inflatable boats and life jackets 1/2 @CMOMaharashtra @Dev_Fadnavis @NDRFHQ @ndmaindia— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) July 27, 2019 The incessant rainfall in Mumbai has brought life to a standstill in the city and its suburbs. There was massive waterlogging and traffic snarls in several parts of the city. The heavy downpour has also delayed flight operations at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that isolated areas in Maharashtra are likely to witness more heavy downpour in the coming days. “Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur at a few places in the districts of Raigad. Heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places in districts of Thane, Palghar and Mumbai in the next three days,” the IMD said.center_img rains: 8 injured as cars collide in Andheri; road, rail traffic hitIBTimes IN Closelast_img read more

first_imgA cut-out of Kim Jong-Un is burnt during a protest in South KoreaNorth Korea has up to 5,000 tonnes of chemical weapons, South Korean experts said Friday, including the toxin used to assassinate its leader’s half-brother.Traces of VX — a nerve agent listed as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations — were detected on swabs from the face and eyes of Kim Jong-Nam, who was poisoned at a Kuala Lumpur airport last week, Malaysian police said Friday.Malaysian detectives are holding three people — women from Indonesia and Vietnam, and a North Korean man — but want to speak to seven others, four of whom are believed to have fled to Pyongyang.South Korea’s defence ministry said in its 2014 Defence White Paper that the North began producing chemical weapons in the 1980s and estimated that it has about 2,500 to 5,000 tonnes in stock.North Korea has chemical weapons production facilities in eight locations including the northeastern port of Chongjin and the northwestern city of Sinuiju, it said in the 2012 edition of the document.”North Korea is believed to have a large stockpile of VX, which can easily be manufactured at low cost,” defence analyst Lee Il-Woo at the private Korea Defence Network told AFP.Developed some 100 years ago, VX can be produced at small laboratories or facilities producing pesticides, he said.”Chemical and biological weapons can be delivered through various means such as artillery, missiles and planes”, he added.If absorbed through the skin, eyes or nose, just a tiny drop of the colourless, odourless nerve agent is enough to fatally damage a victim’s central nervous system.Military science professor Kim Jong-Ha at Hannam University said the North has 16 kinds of nerve agents including VX and sarin, used by a Japanese doomsday cult, Aum Shinrikyo, in the 1995 attack at the Tokyo subway system that killed 12 people.It also possesses other lethal chemicals, including suffocating, blistering and blood agents, Kim said, as well as 13 types of biological weapons such as anthrax and bubonic plague.North Korea has not signed a global chemical weapons convention that prohibits the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons.More than 160 countries signed the treaty, that went into force in 1997.last_img read more

first_imgIllustration by Todd WisemanAfter seven long years of litigation, opponents of Texas’ voter ID law say the case is over.In a court filing on Wednesday, opponents of the law requiring Texas voters to present photo identification to vote told a federal district judge that the case was settled and that they would not pursue any other remedies or changes to the law they first challenged in 2011 as discriminatory against voters of color.Because neither party in the case asked for rehearing or attempted to kick it up to U.S. Supreme Court, “the substantive merits and remedy phases of this long-standing case are over,” they wrote.The filing follows the state’s June request to U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi to reconsider previous findings that the state’s voter ID law was enacted to purposefully discriminate against Hispanic and black voters. That request came two days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Texas lawmakers did not intentionally discriminate when they signed off on congressional and state House maps in 2013 — a decision that Texas argued “cast irremovable doubt” on previous decisions against the voter ID law.The state contended that, like in the redistricting case, lawmakers should be extended the “presumption of legislative good faith” for working to replace a law that Ramos ruled disproportionately — and intentionally — burdened voters of color who are less likely to have one of the seven forms of identification that the state required them to show at the polls.Lawmakers revised the voter ID law last year by passing Senate Bill 5, which mostly followed the lead of temporary voter ID rules Ramos put in place for the 2016 elections in an effort to ease the state’s requirements by allowing voters without permissible IDs to vote after signing an affidavit. Last August, Ramos tossed the state’s revised voter ID law, saying it didn’t do enough to ameliorate the “discriminatory features” of the old law. But the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the revised law in April.In Wednesday’s filing, opponents of the law asked the court to dismiss the state’s request because there was nothing left to pursue in the case given the 5th Circuit’s ruling that the changes made to law in SB 5 were “an effective remedy” to the original 2011 law that was deemed legally defective.They also described Texas’s arguments that “new Supreme Court precedent has somehow changed the standard for discriminatory intent that this Court applied in prior holdings” as “frivolous.” The only remaining issues in the case are fees and costs related to the litigation, according to the plaintiffs. Sharelast_img read more

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailUPDATE: All lanes have now reopened One lane is shut due to another accident on the M6 this evening. Traffic data company INRIX report one lane is blocked due to an accident on the M6 Southbound between J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North). Lane one (of three) is blocked, according to Traffic England. The accident is believed to have taken place at around 10.30pm. Earlier tonight the motorway was closed between junction 12 and junction 13 in both directions due to an accident on the northbound carriageway and a vulnerable man on a bridge over the southbound. Wide load stuck on North Staffordshire road Both of these incidents have now been cleared. It is unclear how many vehicles are involved in this latest accident on the motorway.last_img read more

first_img JPMorgan Chase Profits Quarterly Earnings Wells Fargo 2014-10-14 Tory Barringer Profits Rise at Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase Third-quarter profits improved annually at two of the nation’s biggest megabanks, though mortgage banking results were mixed.For the latest completed quarter, JPMorgan Chase reported net income of $5.6 billion compared to a loss of $380 million a year ago. Earnings last year were flattened by a $7.2 billion (after-tax) legal expense, while Q3 2014’s results include a $1.0 billion after-tax charge.Revenue for the quarter totaled $25.2 billion, up 5 percent from a year prior.Commenting on the results, chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon said the bank has “continued to deliver strong underlying performance” in maintaining its balance sheet, simplifying business, and adapting to regulatory changes.”We remain very focused on executing the control agenda and investing to protect our customers and the company for the future,” he said.Mortgage banking net income was $439 million, down $266 million from a year ago and $270 million from the prior quarter. Much of the year-over-year decline stemmed from a reduced benefit from credit loss provisions—$19 million compared to last year’s $1 billion.Originations for the quarter came to $21.2 billion, down 48 percent from last year but up 26 percent from the second quarter, JPMorgan reported.The bank’s mortgage servicing income (pretax) was $138 million in Q3, up from a loss of $406 million a year prior as a result of lower expenses and higher risk management income. As of the end of the quarter, total third-party mortgage loans serviced were $766.3 billion, down 8 percent from Q3 2013 and up 3 percent from Q2 2014.On the other side of the country, Wells Fargo posted profits of $5.7 billion for the quarter, up from $5.6 billion in Q3 2013 and flat from Q2 2014.Revenues came to $21.1 billion, down slightly from last year’s $21.4 billion.”The Company’s third quarter results demonstrated strength in the fundamental drivers of our long-term growth,” said John Stumpf, chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo. “We continue to see signs of a steadily improving economy, and I remain optimistic about the opportunities ahead for Wells Fargo.”While profits were up slightly, mortgage business at the country’s biggest home lender was down on a quarterly basis. According to the bank’s report, mortgage banking noninterest income was $1.6 billion in Q3, down $90 million from Q2 2014 and about level with where it was last year.Home mortgage originations last quarter came to $48 billion, up $1 billion from the second quarter but down from $80 billion a year ago, Wells Fargo reported. Applications totaled $64 billion with a pipeline of $25 billion at quarter-end, down from $72 billion and $30 billion, respectively, in Q2.The bank explained that origination gains were largely due to an increase in the gain on sale margin (1.82 percent compared to 1.41 percent in the second quarter), though that was “more than offset” by a decline in servicing income driven by lower net mortgage servicing rights and an increase in unreimbursed directing servicing costs.Meanwhile, credit losses were $668 million in the third quarter, an improvement of 31 percent from last year, allowing the bank to release $300 million from its allowance for credit losses.”Credit quality continued to trend positively in the third quarter as loan losses remained at historic lowers, nonperforming assets continued to decrease, delinquency rates were stable, and we continued to originate high quality loans,” said Mike Loughlin, chief risk officer. “We continue to expect future reserve releases absent a significant deterioration in the economic environment, but expect a lower level of future releases as the rate of credit improvement slows and the loan portfolio continues to grow.”Coming from two of the biggest names in U.S. banking and mortgages, Tuesday’s earnings report provide a glimpse at how the market performed at a time when housing usually starts to slow down each year. Also released on Tuesday was the latest from Citigroup, which took in $3.4 billion during the quarter. Earnings from other big-name firms, including Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley, are due later this week. October 14, 2014 442 Views center_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Origination Sharelast_img read more

first_img in Headlines, News, Technology May 20, 2015 486 Views Due Diligence Systems Mortgage Lenders Stewart Lender Services technology 2015-05-20 Rachel Williams Sharecenter_img Stewart Introduces Due Diligence Suite This week, Stewart Lender Services announced the creation of a Due Diligence Solution Suite, created though the integration of several services. This included enhancements to their Due Diligence System (DDS). In their press release, Stewart explained that DDS is a proprietary workflow platform that supports real estate secured transactions for new originations and loan reviews. Components of DDS included regulatory compliance assessment, valuation review and reconciliation, servicing assessment, portfolio oversight, and cash-flow reconciliation.“We are committed to the growth of our mortgage services offering that assists our clients in their objectives to optimize loan-quality and to support regulatory compliance,” said Jason Nadeau, CEO of Stewart Lender Services. “Through a single solution with Stewart, our clients have access to a trusted partner with strong expertise, industry leading technology and a robust suite of services.”Stewart announced that in addition to technology enhancements to their due diligence suite they have also enhanced it through operational expansion and recent acquisitions. According to Stewart, the solutions enhancements include:Rating agency grading solutions to support the due diligence process and collaborate electronically with your sellers, due diligence vendors and rating agencies.Comprehensive credit underwriting solutions supporting origination, loan sales or delinquent loan reviews.Title search and valuation solutions tailored for the due diligence and whole loan purchase market to assist you with your risk management or asset purchase decisionsRegulatory review services within Stewart’s solution provide for detailed and extensive reviews for regulatory compliance.Non-performing loan review solutions to support investors in their decision making surrounding delinquent or impaired assets.Quality control reviews supporting pre-funding and post-funding reviews of FHA, GSE, and customized review solutions to ensure the quality of each loan meets the program and regulatory guidelines.last_img read more

first_img June 1, 2018 501 Views Home Prices and School Quality—What’s the Correlation? in Headlines, Market Studies, News There’s an often-unquestioned assumption that better quality schools equates to higher property values, and vice versa. But is it really as simple as that? A recent report by Collateral Analytics (CA) attempted to put that question to the test.The Collateral Analytics report, entitled “Housing Values & School Quality,” was co-authored by Dr. Michael Sklarz, Dr. Norman Miller, and Dr. Anthony Pennington-Cross. It set out to examine two particular questions: 1) how much does school quality impact residential home prices and 2) how stable are those premiums over time? The report also examines whether any correlation between home prices and school quality is also affected by which level of school you’re discussing—elementary, middle, and high school.According to the Collateral Analytics report, “households will sort into neighborhoods that best match their preferences for local public goods. Households that value the bundle of attributes in a property the most will bid the highest value for the property. One of those attributes is the location. Applying this logic, households that value school quality the most will tend to cluster and live in locations with better school quality.”The report examines an area near the border between the Evendale/Princeton School District and Sycamore School District, both located in Cincinnati, Ohio. CA located a pair of homes featuring comparable amenities, that were located near each other, but which fell into different school districts. CA found that the school in the more highly valued school district did indeed showcase a higher home price—$150k higher, which worked out to a 58 percent increase in value per square foot.“Such homes in the less valued school district tend to be occupied by families without children or those sending their kids to parochial schools,” the report states. “The homes in the Sycamore school district are occupied primarily by younger families with more kids. This is what one would expect in an open market that sorts by location preferences.”Collateral Analytics found these price spreads across school district lines to be common. “Despite increasing focus on school quality in recent years, we have seen the fixed spreads in home values being quite consistent over time in most markets.”To read Collateral Analytics full report on home prices and school quality, click here.center_img Collateral Analytics Company News Home Prices school quality 2018-06-01 David Wharton Sharelast_img read more

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