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  • Many have made no payments at all for years PTSB defends controversial

    first_img Image: Shutterstock/Semmick Photo – FILE IMAGE ‘Many have made no payments at all for years’: PTSB defends controversial €3.7 billion mortgage sell off The proposed sell-off has become the subject of a political battle in recent days. Tuesday 20 Feb 2018, 8:42 PM Many have made no payments at all for years.TheJournal.ie asked Permanent TSB’s spokesperson whether the bank could provide a further breakdown on how many customers had not engaged in over seven years. They said that no further information was available this evening.The statement said the sale of non-performing loans to third parties was common in the UK and other European countries.“In the UK there are a number of examples since the current crisis began of the UK Government disposing of homeloans to third party funds.”Legacy of the crisis In a section of its statement titled ‘After Ten Years’ PTSB set out why it believed it should be allowed move ahead with the sell off, describing non-performing loans as “are one of the last significant legacy issues of the financial crisis”.“All stakeholders have worked extremely hard over almost a decade to minimise the number of loans that are not performing and to give customers the space and time to try to resolve their issues themselves.“However, we are now almost ten years on from the start of the crisis. A new generation of home buyers needs to be able to engage with healthy, competitive banks who can finance and purchase homes and, the banks themselves need to ensure that they are strong, profitable and capable of withstanding potential future shocks.“Given all this, and the existence of appropriate consumer protection regulation of the interaction with customers by any acquirer, the Bank believes that now is an appropriate time to implement measures that are considered part of normal banking practice in the UK and other European countries.These include allowing third parties to work out these non-performing loans and allowing banks to use their resources to concentrate on providing new loans to home buyers and businesses who need access to credit. These are not just names on a list, they are families, some of them are in a difficult position. 39,169 Views Image: Shutterstock/Semmick Photo – FILE IMAGE Feb 20th 2018, 3:42 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Many have engaged with the bank, they have agreed to restructure loans, they have agreed to split mortgages, they are fully meeting the terms of their loan, yet they find themselves in a non-performing loan bundle – why is that?He added that the legislation his party is proposing must be a priority.In the Dáil, Micheál Martin raised concerns that any legislation introduced would need to be fast-tracked and allowed through all stages in a speedy manner.“We have time,” Varadkar responded.Varadkar said he understood that mortgage holders did not need further stress, adding that the government would give “open and constructive” consideration to further protections.- With reporting by Daragh Brophy ‘It’s not fair’: Fianna Fáil poised to block PTSB loan sale to ‘unregulated’ vulture funds>‘You’re throwing people to the vulture funds’: Government criticised for taking no action to halt PTSB loan sale> By Christina Finn Share407 Tweet Email 194 Comments Source: TheJournal Politics/Twitter Leo Varadkar says he knows there is considerable concern about the sale. PTSB hasn’t yet sold any loans yet, there is no buyer yet. The bank has yet to consult the minister, which it is required to do— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) February 20, 2018 Updated at 8.5opm PERMANENT TSB HAS released a statement defending it’s plan to sell off a €3.7 billion book of non-performing loans known as Project Glas.The proposed sell-off of 18,000 properties, including 14,000 private dwelling homes, has become the subject of a political battle in recent days, and was raised several times today in Leaders’ Questions.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil earlier that Permanent TSB, which is 75% owned by the state, had not yet found a buyer.Fianna Fáil has sought to challenge the government on the issue, and has launched a bid to block the planned PTSB sale.Party leader Micheál Martin told the Taoiseach the bank was “outsourcing its dirty work” and said a message must be sent by the government that it would not countenance such behaviour.“The government very much stands by families,” the Taoiseach said.He said it would be illegal for the government to instruct the bank on the issue of the sale, but said as the State is a majority shareholder, the bank must consult with the finance minister – something Varadkar said the bank is yet to do.The Taoiseach said the government was open to considering whether further protections and regulations are needed.PTSB statement In its statement this evening Permanent TSB said that around €2 billion worth of the loans it planned to sell on were comprised of private dwelling home loans.It said the loans were “typically owned by customers who have not engaged with the bank, whose mortgages are unsustainable or who have been unable to meet the terms of various treatments put in place”.Of this portion of Project Glas, some account holders have not engaged with the Bank for over 7 years and on average the loans are over 3.5 years in arrears. Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3861799 Vulture funds Michael McGrath, the Fianna Fáil finance spokesman, had made a “strong case” for further protections for mortgage holders, the Taoiseach said earlier today, adding that he had asked Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe to work with McGrath on the issue.Speaking to reporters earlier, McGrath said all mortgage-holders should have the same protections.He said:“Do you think vulture funds really have an interest in working out a loan book over 15 to 20 years?They absolutely do not. They are here for the quick buck and we know what they will do – they will move on them [mortgage-holders] at the first opportunity, particularly as house prices continue to rise.last_img read more

  • Kindle Fire des utilisateurs globalement satisfaits mais

    first_imgKindle Fire : des utilisateurs globalement satisfaits mais…Lancé en novembre dernier sur le marché des tablettes, le Kindle Fire d’Amazon a réussi à séduire les consommateurs. Une étude de satisfaction montre que si le chemin est encore long avant de rattraper l’iPad d’Apple, les utilisateurs du Kindle Fire sont globalement satisfaits de leur achat.Le cabinet d’analyse ChangeWave Research a mené une étude auprès de 254 propriétaires de Kindle Fire pour recueillir leur opinion sur la tablette lancée en novembre dernier par Amazon au petit prix de 199 dollars.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Alors que 6 millions de Kindle Fire auraient déjà été vendus dans le monde, ce sondage montre que la tablette a encore du chemin à faire avant d’atteindre la côte de popularité de l’iPad. 74% des utilisateurs du smartphone d’Apple se disent “très satisfaits” de leur terminal, contre 54% pour le Kindle Fire. Ils sont 38% a être “assez satisfaits” de la tablette d’Amazon.Interrogés sur les principales qualités du Kindle Fire, 59% des 254 sondés évoquent avant tout son prix. Un avantage certain suivi de son écran couleur, cité par 31% des personnes interrogées, puis par sa facilité d’utilisation. Sont en revanche déplorés l’absence de bouton de réglage du volume, d’un appareil photo, ainsi que des connectivités 3G et 4G. Les utilisateurs regrettent également le nombre limité d’applications, la taille de l’écran de la tablette, et la durée vie de sa batterie. Le 8 février 2012 à 09:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

  • How Actual Gamers Would Behave In Westworld

    first_img Evan Rachel Wood Just As Disturbed by Humanoid Sophia As Everyone ElseTop Movie and TV Trailers to Watch From SDCC 2019 Stay on target HBO has a real gift for creating shows that people want to really dive into. The level of creative freedom the network provides lets some of the greatest programs the medium has ever seen flower – The Sopranos, The Wire, Game of Thrones, Todd McFarlane’s Spawn. And now it’s looking like Westworld is going to go on the same pile.The updated version of Michael Crichton’s novel turned 70s movie is tapping into a lot of things the population is insecure about – machines taking our jobs, digital escapism, the morality of artificial intelligence. And it’s a gripping, rewarding watch that we can’t wait for every week.Of course, it’s also delivering heavily on the mysteries and conspiracies that we expect from a TV show in the post-Lost world (unsurprising, because J.J. Abrams is partially behind the wheel on this one too). But what we’re most interested in Westworld is the geek perspective – most importantly, the idea of the park as a “game.”Although there aren’t really explicit goals or missions for guests once they enter, Westworld is a structured experience like Red Dead Redemption, not a sandbox like Minecraft. But guests have a great deal of freedom in how they interact with the world. So far aside from the brutal Man in Black, most of the guests we’ve seen have gone along with the pre-designed path. But gamers? We’re not so into that.Here are our pointers for how the show would go if real gamers shelled out the $40,000 a day and bought themselves a week in Westworld.Endless LootingAnybody who’s played a Japanese RPG knows that you search every single box, barrel, and cupboard for useful items. It’s like the digital version of “there’s always money in the banana stand,” and NPCs typically don’t get miffed at you for rifling through their underwear drawer to find a Phoenix Down. Especially in the world of Westworld, where hosts are forbidden by their programming from harming the guests.Assumedly there’s some kind of rule in place to keep you from taking anything out of the park. But we’ve seen plenty of games that encourage hoarding – who doesn’t have a Fallout lair full of coffee cans and scrap metal? It’s easy to see gamers just tearing the environment down for scrap.The Genocide PathIf you’ve played Undertale, you probably have some thoughts about how video games seem to encourage the wholesale slaughter of every living thing that crosses your path and doesn’t give you a quest. While the “simulations” of Westworld don’t cause any harm to other guests (preventing PvP, a smart choice), they are capable of putting a Host out of commission for the length of your stay. Although the body count is usually high, we haven’t seen anyone try to take out literally every NPC.In the show, we’re told that there are “overseers” who keep guests in line (except for the Man in Black, who has an “all access pass.” It’s fair to say that if somebody got too rowdy with their six-shooter and started doing a Magnificent Seven on the town, the DMs would sweep in and deal with them. But as any MMORPG player knows, messing with the system is where the fun really begins.GriefingEven though guests can’t shoot each other with their pistols to great effect, the possibilities for griefing are endless in Westworld. You do sign a liability form before you enter the park, but if it’s anything like the EULA you click through when you install a game, nobody reads those things. The possibility for other kinds of injury are present – the horses don’t appear to be robots, for one thing, and if people can get themselves killed at Disneyland they sure can do it here.This all opens up remarkable possibilities for somebody with the “dark triad” of personality traits – narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy – that bubble to the surface when gamers try to ruin other people’s good time. Griefers could not only purposefully injure other guests, but they could also get in the middle of their role-playing and act out in ridiculous ways, or kill important Host characters. Who would spend $40,000 just to ruin somebody else’s day? You’d be surprised.Strategy GuidesOne of the things that’s most missing from Westworld as a game is one of the gamer’s greatest powers: our ability to solve problems together. Even though the Man in Black seems to have advanced knowledge of the ins and outs of the park, a more likely possibility is that long-time visitors have been documenting everything on message boards and sites like GameFAQs. The idea that after 30 years in operation, the park could hold any mysteries at all is pretty silly, but people are still discovering new Mario 64 speedruns.We would be amazed if there weren’t some site out there that already had the Maze mapped out, a description of how you get there, and what comes afterward. When we find secrets, we don’t keep them to ourselves. We share them with other gamers so they can enjoy the challenge. The Man in Black just needs to work on his Google skills.Forming GuildsThis goes along with the last one. If there’s one thing that we’ve learned in our lifetime of gaming, it’s that we can get along pretty well if there’s a lot at stake. That’s why most MMORPGs let you guild up and form a raiding party to cooperate with each other. Although we’ve seen guests come to Westworld together, true gamers wouldn’t just show up and let things go their own way. They’d organize, assign roles – some people would tank to draw the attention of the Overseers, others would maximize DPS on Hosts – and achieve their objectives.That’s the thing that’s most confusing about the Man in Black’s plotline. If he really wants to get down to the next level of Westworld and find the maze, why doesn’t he bring a bunch of allies in with him? If he’s got the money to spend so much time in the game, he could easily buy a few “alt accounts,” as it were. We see Logan and William come to the park together, but they’re not organized at all.Demanding RefundsIf there’s one thing we know about gamers, it’s that they want their money’s worth. One look at the reviews section of a game on Steam will teach you that. We know that the park has “seasons” where the owners change the narratives and situations that guests can experience. But what if you visited a few years ago, want the same story you had then, and don’t get it? We’re surprised we haven’t seen more crabby complainers inside the park feeling ripped off and agitating for a full refund.What is the policy for getting your money’s worth out of Westworld? It’s highly doubtful that people who can shell out 40 large for a day’s entertainment are going to do so without some sort of guarantee. When the ending to Mass Effect 3 stunk, gamers banded together in the thousands to protest, and that game only cost like fifty bucks. A bad trip in Westworld for the wrong gamer (like, say, one with a big YouTube channel) could get the entire park shut down if they don’t make things right.last_img read more

  • Robben insists he doesnt feel old

    first_imgBayern Munich forward Arjen Robben insists he doesn’t feel like he is 34-years-old after scoring a stunning goal during his team’s 3-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday in the Bundesliga.Speaking to Bundesliga about his goal and overall performance against Leverkusen, as well as life under new Bayern manager Niko Kovac, Robben said: “Sometimes it doesn’t run for you, but you always have to try. He didn’t get much behind it; I met the ball and hit it well. You always need a bit of luck.“I always give everything. If I don’t play, I always try to go peddle to the floor when I come in. It’ll happen a lot more, but it’s important to give everything and be important for the team when you’re on the pitch.”RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“I’m 34 now, and I just try to enjoy every moment. Sometimes it hits you how lucky you are to be able to play here, at a full Allianz Arena. You just have to enjoy it. I don’t know how long it’ll last, but I don’t feel like I’m 34 right now. I feel very, very fit. Hopefully it’ll stay that way for a long time. Then I can enjoy playing. I always try to do that. Then you can be successful.”“Every coach has his own style, but I wouldn’t say he’s matey. He’s the coach, he’s the boss – he makes the decisions. Sometimes he comes across as relaxed. He tries to get along with all the players and build a good relationship with them. That’s important, but it’s not easy. To me it’s like he’s still a player. He’s very ambitious and takes things seriously. He really values the physical aspect of the game, we all noticed that in pre-season. He knows what we need in order to be successful.”“I really like it. I like his approach, especially his people skills. He’s honest. He says when something is good and also if something isn’t. That’s why he’s not really matey because he has to address the bad things.”last_img read more

  • Weather Eye Some dry warm days ahead but spring breaks always variable

    first_imgIt was a benign day Saturday, with clouds and some occasional light rain. Nothing to write home about. For once, there were no watches, warnings or advisories on the weather map.High pressure slowly builds in later today bringing drier and warmer weather through Tuesday — Monday now looks like the warmest day, with a high in the 70s. Last week, it looked like we could see a few days in the 70s this week, but alas, it is spring break.Rainfall reports are coming in from your friends and neighbors for March and as expected are quite impressive. One observer reports nearly 25 inches — can you guess where? Even so, our drought is still not over, statistically.So how goes our weather this coming week with all the kids out and about? Dry and warm Monday and Tuesday, maybe showery Wednesday and Friday, but the forecast is in flux. Computer models want to keep most of the rain to our north and allow us to have a dry weekend as well. But as usual, April fools us one day at a time, so stay tuned.Another weather change over at KOIN-TV, Channel 6, where Bruce Sussman’s last weather broadcast was Thursday.I almost got into TV weather years ago. It is a cutthroat business in regards to the arrival of a new news director, new station owners or the viewer ratings. It’s been a while since TV weather folks last changed around — when Dave Salesky went from KGW to KATU and Rod Hill went from KATU to KGW.last_img read more

  • Attacks on doctors unfortunate MLC Ramachander Rao

    first_imgBaghlingampally: National Anesthesia and OT Technologists’ Day was celebrated at Sundaraiah Vignana Kendram here on Sunday. The programme was organised by Telangana Anesthesia and OT Technologists’ Association and MLC Ramachander Rao was the chief guest on the occasion.Speaking on the occasion, Ramchander Rao expressed concerned over the increasing attacks on doctors. He demanded that the state government address the issues faced by anesthetists and OT technologists. Extending his support to the association, he assured them of discussing their issues in the Legislative Council, as he did in the case of physiotherapists. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Mailaram Raju, president of the association, expressed his anguish that he did not get single employment opportunity in the government after receiving his certificate from the Para-Medical Board. Even the minimum wages were not paid to anesthetists in the private sector, he lamented. He demanded health insurance benefits to be given to all the anesthetists and OT technologists. General secretary of the association Vasanth Kumar, vice president Ravinder, treasurer Srinivas, CH Renuka, Jaya Kumar, secretary of IMA Sanjeev Singh Yadav, HOD of Viranchi Hospital Dr Umamaheshwar Rao, Dr Sachin Joshi, Dr Amarnath Reddy and others participated in the program.last_img read more

  • Akshay Kumar to contest Lok Sabha elections Khiladi actor lays rumours to

    first_imgIANSBollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has put all rumours to rest after he clarified on Monday that he would not be participating in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Speculations were rife that the actor would be fielded by Bharatiya Janata Party from Amritsar. These musings reached a high on March 16, Saturday, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi tagged the Bollywood actor in his #MainBhiChowkidar campaign on Twitter.According to India Today, PM Modi had tagged actors Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar and Ayushmann Khurana to help create awareness and increase the participation of voters for the Lok Sabha elections which is just around the corner. Twitter/Narendra ModiAkshay had responded, “Well said @narendramodi ji. The true hallmark of a democracy lies in people’s participation in the electoral process. Voting has to be a superhit prem katha between our nation and its voters (sic).” Twitter/Akshay KumarThese instances had everyone wondering if the Khiladi superstar was all set to make his political debut this year.In addition to this, the actor has also been making social awareness and patriotic movies which could have been a way to lay a foundation for his political career.However, at a press conference for his upcoming film Kesari, the actor said that politics is not on his agenda. “No, I won’t be contesting any elections. Politics is not on my agenda. I feel what I am doing through my films, I will never be able to do that through politics,” Akshay was quoted as saying by India Today.last_img read more

  • Justin Biebers surprising comment on Miley Cyrus topless pic Justin flirting with

    first_imgMiley CyrusMiley Cyrus Official Instagram (mileycyrus)Justin Bieber sure seems to be a fan of Black Mirror. Or at least one particular character from the hit series. Miley Cyrus has been promoting her character Ashley O in full swing on social media and one such post seems to have caught Justin Bieber’s eye.The post in question has Miley Cyrus dressed or rather undressed as her character Ashely O from Black Mirror. The singer is seen topless in a white tub filled with pink paint. Miley barely has her breasts covered in the pic. Reportedly Justin Bieber, liked the post and commented “Hailey and I loved the episode” to say he was a fan of her Black Mirror. We have to say, Miley Cyrus sure knows how to work the camera. Even if the post is a still from her music video.Miley Cyrus has been going all out with her character of Ashley O, even releasing a song as her character. And when the Hannah Montana star saw Justin’s comment she replied by saying: “@justinbieber JB FT AO?” translation, she was asking for a Justin Bieber featuring Ashley O collaboration. We have to say, that fans would love to see Ashley O and Justin Bieber collaborate. Justin Bieber and Hailey BaldwinGetty ImagesRecently Justin Bieber called out actor Tom Cruise on social media, challenging him to a fight. Fans thought that Bieber had lost it as the challenge came out of nowhere. Tom Cruise did not respond to the challenge. Some fans began making fun of the singer and Justin later backtracked. Miley Cyrus, on the other hand, seems to be in Black Mirror mode, taking every opportunity to promote the show and her character Ashley O. Now that Miley Cyrus has released a song as Ashley O, she should go ahead and release an entire album as her character. You can check out the pic here:  Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus Official Instagram (mileycyrus)last_img read more

  • IS destroys iconic Mosul minaret

    first_imgAl-Hadba minaret at the Grand Mosque is seen through a building window in the old city of Mosul. Photo: ReutersMosul’s trademark leaning minaret was missing from its skyline for the first time in centuries Thursday after desperate jihadists blew it up as Iraqi forces advanced on an ancient mosque compound.Explosions on Wednesday evening levelled the Nuri mosque where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi gave his first sermon as leader of the Islamic State group and its ancient leaning minaret, known as the “Hadba” (Hunchback).Officials from Iraq and the US-led anti-IS coalition said the destruction of the site was a sign of the jihadist group’s imminent loss of Mosul, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi calling it an “official declaration of defeat”.The loss of the unmistakeable 12th century minaret-one of the country’s most recognisable monuments sometimes referred to as Iraq’s Tower of Pisa-left the country in shock.But the destruction had been widely anticipated, with commanders saying IS, also known as ISIS and Daesh, would not have allowed Iraqi forces to score a hugely symbolic victory by recapturing the site.“They blew up this place in an attempt to cover up their heavy losses in the media, but the media and the people see the victories and see the collapse of Daesh,” Brigadier General Falah Fadel al-Obeidi, from the elite Counter-Terrorism Service, told AFP in Mosul.IS claimed on its Amaq propaganda agency that the site was hit in a US strike, but the US-led coalition said it was the jihadists who had “destroyed one of Mosul and Iraq’s great treasures”.Brett McGurk, the US envoy to the coalition, said it was the “clearest sign yet of desperation and defeat” from the jihadists.‘Deepens the wounds’ -In Iraq, while some mourned the loss of a piece of their cultural identity, others stressed that the destructions were dwarfed by the ongoing human suffering.The head of the UN’s cultural agency, Irina Bokova, said “this new destruction deepens the wounds of a society already affected by an unprecedented humanitarian tragedy.”Bokova pledged UNESCO’s “renewed solidarity and readiness to support, restore and rehabilitate cultural heritage whenever possible.”The destruction of the site in Mosul’s Old City adds to a long list of priceless heritage and historical monuments destroyed by IS during its three-year rule over parts of Iraq and Syria.The minaret, which was completed in 1172 and has been listing for centuries, is featured on Iraq’s 10,000-dinar banknote and was the main symbol of Iraq’s second city-giving its name to countless restaurants, companies and even sports clubs in Mosul.This combination of pictures created on 22 June, 2017, shows an aerial view (top) provided by Iraq`s Joint Operation Command of reported destruction inside Mosul`s Nuri mosque compound on 21 June, 2017, and a crop of a file handout satellite image provided by Distribution Airbus DS and taken by Pleiades Satellite of the same place on 19 February, 2017. Photo: AFPAfter seizing Iraq’s Sunni Arab heartland in June 2014, IS reportedly rigged the Hadba with explosives but was prevented from blowing it up by the local population. The jihadists consider the reverence of objects, including of such sites, as heresy.The minaret used to be visible from many spots in the city, especially from the east bank, across the Tigris river that divides the city.Iraqi forces had been approaching the Nuri mosque on Wednesday, after launching an assault on Sunday to retake the Old City, the last district of Mosul still under IS control.About 100,000 residents are believed to still be trapped in the Old City by IS, which has been using civilians as human shields to defend its last redoubt in Mosul.Mosul battle not over -The area still controlled by the jihadists is small but its narrow streets and the presence of so many civilians has made the operation very perilous.Two journalists were killed on Monday and two others wounded near the Old City and reports by medics and rights groups suggest that trapped civilians are paying a heavy price.The jihadists have been offering fierce resistance in the Old City, with barrages of mortar fire and a huge number of booby traps slowing the Iraqi advance.While Iraqi forces have made good progress to reach the Nuri mosque, Iraqi commanders have warned that the battle for the Old City is far from over.When asked about the explosions that forever changed the face of the city on Wednesday, one west Mosul resident said that human lives remained more important than any historical monument.“Although it was Mosul’s symbol and icon, there are people who have been killed. They are much more precious than the minaret,” 38-year-old Yasser Ali told AFP.last_img

  • Party Politics National Edition Ep 43 Whats The State Of Your Union

    first_imgJay-Z Vs. President Trump: non-rap battleAnd finally, Brandon and Jay delve into President Trump’s State of the Union Tuesday night. Listen to our weekly Texas-centered episode too, you can subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Edel Howlin and our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander. This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share 00:00 /20:17 Listen On Party Politics this week,  co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus, address lots of happenings including: President Trump suggested firing special prosecutor Robert MuellerHillary Clinton’s Super PAC’s faith adviser accused of harassmentDoes the FBI have a “secret society”? To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Xlast_img read more

  • Cannon Busters Is The Black Anime Weve Been Waiting For

    first_imgStay on target ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ Trailer Shows Bawdy Blaxploitation BiopicGood Vibes, Weird Hardware at the Game Devs of Color Expo Anime is cool. Black people are cool. Putting them together should result in something even cooler. And that’s just what’s happened with this incredibly cool trailer for Cannon Busters, a new Netflix original that premieres on the streaming TV service today.Take a look at the visuals! Listen to that track!Cannon Busters is a tale of transforming pink Cadillacs, robot royalty in the land of Gearbolt, and an “immortal renegade named Philly the Kid.” It comes from creator LeSean Thomas who first began the story as a two-issue comic book in 2005 before putting it on hiatus.Since then Thomas has worked on a variety of projects, often times combining anime aesthetics with good old-fashioned melanin. His credits include Adult Swim hits Black Dynamite and The Boondocks, as well as Nickelodeon’s progressive Avatar continuation The Legend of Korra. A few years ago we even interviewed him about his Crunchyroll collaboration Children of Ether.This Cannon Busters adaptation has clearly been a long-gestating labor of love though. The project began as a crowdfunding Kickstarter campaign and even put out a pilot episode for backers in 2016. But now the full 12-episode season is available to stream on Netflix with subs and dubs.Not to sound like a recommendation engine, but if you’re interested in Cannon Busters there’s more on Netflix that might excite you. Check out this trailer for Eddie Murphy’s Blaxploitation biopic Dolemite is My Name. Enter the Anime is Netflix’s history documentary of the art form. And here’s the best new anime in general to stream on Netflix in 2019.last_img read more

  • LendingQB Adds FormFree Technology to its Lean Lending LOS

    first_img Fintech company, FormFree, announced the availability of its AccountChek automated asset verification service within LendingQB’s web-based loan origination software (LOS). The integration enables lenders to order AccountChek Asset Reports directly from LendingQB’s verifications dashboard.FormFree’s flagship AccountChek service lets borrowers demonstrate their ability to repay mortgage loans without tracking down bank statements or other asset documents. The secure process results in a smoother borrower experience that reduces loan processing and underwriting time as well as the total time required to close a loan.FormFree was the first asset verification provider approved to participate in Fannie Mae’s Day 1 Certainty initiative.“AccountChek provides an ultra-secure and convenient way for borrowers to submit asset and deposit data using any smart device—and now, through our integration with LendingQB, the experience is just as secure and convenient for the loan officer or processor initiating the AccountChek process,” said Brent Chandler, CEO and Founder of FormFree.LendingQB is an award-winning LOS that received top industry marks for end-user experience in STRATMOR Group’s December 2017 LOS Technology Insights report.“LendingQB’s verifications dashboard gives lenders efficient access to the Day 1 Certainty services they know and trust, like AccountChek by FormFree,” said Tim Nguyen, President, LendingQB. “By reducing the time and effort required to enable, order, and track these services, we are further enhancing the value they already bring to our customers.” in News, Technology Asset Verification Borrowers FormFree Lenders LendingQB loans LOS mortgage 2018-02-24 Radhika Ojha February 24, 2018 689 Views center_img LendingQB Adds FormFree Technology to its ‘Lean Lending’ LOS Sharelast_img read more

  • Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

    first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Brown immediately impressed the Cardinals with his 4.34 speed, uncanny instincts and unexpected understanding of route concepts. Arizona’s defensive backs found him uncoverable in offseason and training-camp practices. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Not many people knew of the small wide receiver out of Pittsburg State going into the 2014 NFL Draft. John Brown’s rookie season changed that. The 5-foot-10, 179-pound Brown was a pleasant surprise for the Arizona Cardinals last year, as he was second on the team with five receiving touchdowns and 48 receptions. He also had 696 receiving yards, which was good for third best on the team.Selected in the third round as part of one of the best receiving classes of all time, NFL.com decided to do a 2014 wide receiver re-draft. They said Brown is a first-round play-maker. center_img Comments   Share   Top Stories Brown was the fifth wide receiver selected in the re-draft behind Odell Beckham, Mike Evans, Sammy Watkins and Kelvin Benjamin.In reality, Brown was the 15th wide receiver picked at No. 91 overall. Brown was 10th among all rookies in receptions and seventh in receiving yards last season. He was the first Cardinals rookie to record over 650 receiving yards since Larry Fitzgerald had 780 in 2004. On the heels of an impressive preseason, his uncommon stop-start quickness was hardly a surprise. What stood out on Game Rewind was Brown’s impressive leaping ability, great ball skills and sure hands.last_img read more

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