Ahmedabad: A special NIA court here Tuesday awarded life imprisonment to a Mumbai-based businessman and imposed a fine of Rs 5 crore on him for leaving a hijack threat note on a Jet Airways plane in October 2017. The court of special NIA judge K M Dave said the fine amount submitted by the convict, businessman Birju Salla, will be distributed among the crew members and passengers on board the affected plane. Salla was accused of creating a hijack scare by planting a threat note written in English and Urdu in the tissue paper box of the aircraft’s toilet on October 30. Also Read – Kashmir issue should be resolved bilaterally: China After the incident, Salla become the first person to be put under the “national no fly list”, and was also the first to be booked under the stringent Anti Hijacking Act, which had replaced a vintage law of 1982. The NIA had in January last year filed a charge sheet against him under sections 3(1), 3(2)(a) and 4(b) of the Anti-Hijacking Act, 2016. The NIA had said Salla prepared a “threat note” in both English and Urdu language and placed it “intentionally” in the tissue paper box of the toilet near the business class of the Mumbai-Delhi Jet Airways flight no.9W339 on October 30, thereby jeopardizing the safety of passengers and crew on board. Also Read – Cultural icons condemn FIR against celebs who wrote to PM He was arrested in October 2017 after the plane made an emergency landing at the Ahmedabad airport. He confessed to the crime and told investigators that he had done it in the hope that it would force Jet Airways to close its Delhi operation and his girlfriend, who worked in the airline’s Delhi office, would come back to Mumbai. The note asked the plane to be flown into Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir. The note ended with the words, Allah is Great.
VANCOUVER — When the British Columbia and Yukon division of the RCMP issued an April Fools’ Day announcement seeking a few good cats, it probably didn’t expect any applicants.But the intervening weeks have been just long enough for at least one to send in a kitty curriculum vitae.RCMP say in an online post that a resume has been received from Penny Cirque, a cat once destined for an acrobatic career with Cirque du Soleil but now interested in law — or claw — enforcement.Her resume letter notes she is small and cuddly but has the tough exterior necessary for police work.Unfortunately, the RCMP says the application came without any contact information.The original job posting for the new cat services unit suggested applicants be aloof, pensive, even moody and “capable of working for almost 15 minutes a day before getting bored.”The RCMP doesn’t say if Penny Cirque’s application will survive the vetting process.“The bad guys could easily be taken in by my charm and I am sure they would tell me all the bad things they have done, especially if I offered to let them stroke me when they had confessed and made amends,” the letter says.The Canadian Press
OTTAWA — The federal government is rejecting most of the amendments proposed by Conservative senators to Bill C-69.A senior government official speaking on the condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter, said after going through every amendment — there were 187 by one count — the government has concluded most of the proposals by Conservative senators were designed to weaken the bill.“The vast majority of conservative proposals are simply unacceptable,” he said.About 90 per cent of the Conservative amendments will not be agreed to, he said, including allowing the new Impact Assessment Agency flexibility to decide whether to take into account a project’s effect on Indigenous rights or climate change.The government is also rejecting amendments that would make it harder to challenge a project approval in court and limit who can participate in review hearings.The official said the government is OK with the Impact Assessment Agency having discretion to decide how the public can meaningfully participate, but legislating away people’s right to be heard was “just flat out not acceptable.”Many of those amendments were heavily criticized by environment groups that said C-69 provided some balance between protecting the environment and economic growth. They blamed the Conservatives for wanting to give full reign to the oil and gas sector to run roughshod over the environment.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna served notice late Tuesday of her intention to table the government’s motion responding to the Senate amendments in the House of Commons after question period Wednesday.Conservative senators, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and five conservative premiers have all said that every single amendment has to be accepted or the bill will be the death knell for Canada’s oil and gas sector.The premiers this week warned Trudeau he was threatening national unity if he didn’t accept all the changes. In turn, he accused them of irresponsibly playing games with national unity simply because they weren’t getting their way.The legislation overhauls how major national resource and transportation projects, such as pipelines, mines and interprovincial highways, are assessed for their impact on the environment, the economy, and the health and social well-being of Canadians.It fulfills a Liberal election promise to replace a 2012 process brought in by the former Conservative government. That process, used to review both the Northern Gateway pipeline and the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, ended up with a federal court overturning the cabinet approval because the review process didn’t adequately consider environmental effects and Indigenous rights.There are many amendments, mostly made by independent senators who were appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau since 2016, the government will accept. Those include changes to reduce the discretion of the minister of the environment to interfere in a review process.The government initially wrote the bill so that the minister would be able to intervene to lift time constraints placed on the review process, to appoint the panellists who will review major projects, and, in some cases, to force a proposed project to be assessed under the act even if it isn’t among the list of the types of projects to which the bill is supposed to apply.The changes transfer those authorities from the minister to the head of the new Impact Assessment Agency.Changes that improve the role regional assessments can play to look at proposals will be accepted as the government wants to reduce duplication of reviews at provincial and federal levels. Also, changes that give more clarity to how a new planning and design phase will work are also acceptable to the government.The planning phase is meant to force project proponents to put their cards on the table early so any potential concerns from affected communities can be raised immediately.Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press
APTN National NewsAboriginal fishers in the Yukon have put down their nets with the hope of conserving the once plentiful Yukon river Chinook salmon run.It’s a fishery that has sustained families for generations.APTN’s Shirley McLean firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabat – A ceremony was organized, on Wednesday in Rabat, at the headquarters of the general staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) on the occasion of the 58th anniversary of FAR’s inception.After saluting the national flag, the order of the day by King Mohammed VI, Supreme Commander and Chief of Staff of the Royal Armed Forces, to officers, non-commissioned officers and privates was read out.On this occasion, several officers, non-commissioned officers and privates were awarded wissams granted by the sovereign. The ceremony, chaired by General Abdelaziz Bennani, inspector general of the FAR and commander of the southern zone, was marked by the organization of a military parade in which took part the different units and detachments of the headquarters of the Royal Armed Forces’ general staff.
The 9th Session of the Joint Commission was Co-Chaired by Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Smt. Sushma Swaraj on 5th February 2016.The agreement to establish the Sri Lanka – India Joint Commission was signed in July 1991 in New Delhi to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries. The Joint Commission is slated to take place annually, alternatively in New Delhi and Colombo. Matters relating to cooperation in the fields of Economic & Trade, Power & Energy, Social Cultural and Education, Science & Technology, Agriculture, Defence, Fisheries and Health were discussed at the 9th Joint Commission. Secretaries and officials of relevant Ministries and line-agencies attended the meeting.The Joint Commission emphasized the importance of private and public sector participation in economic and trade cooperation and reviewed the progress of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the proposed Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ECTA). The need to encourage investors of both countries to pursue joint ventures was also noted.The upward trend in the two-way traffic in the tourism sector was noted with satisfaction and the progress of the proposal to promote the Ramayana Trail and the extension of the Buddhist Circuit Trail was reviewed. The resumption of ferry services at an early stage was emphasized. It was noted that there is an interest in commencing a Cruise Service between Colombo-Cochin-Male. The Joint Commission elaborated on the progress made in the power and energy sector and agreed for closer engagement in these sectors. The Renewable energy sector has been identified for potential investment and collaboration. The Indian Minister for External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj visited Sri Lanka on 5-6th February 2016 to attend the 9th Session of the Sri Lanka- India Joint Commission. The Indo-Lanka Joint Commission will look at facilitation of voluntary return and repatriation of Sri Lankan refugees from India, the Foreign Ministry said today.The Foreign Ministry said that this was part of the agreements reached at the Joint Commission talks in Colombo. On the issue with regard to fisheries, Sri Lanka brought to the attention of the Indian side the concerns of Sri Lanka on environmentally destructive methods and the poaching issue. The Joint Commission highlighted the need to identify innovative solutions on this important matter.In order to strengthen links between the elected representatives of both countries, Sri Lanka welcomed the invitation from the Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training of India for a visit by Sri Lankan Parliamentarians to India in March 2016.The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka accepted the invitation extended by the Indian Minister of External Affairs to visit India in February 2017 for the next Joint Commission meeting to be held in New Delhi, for which convenient dates could be mutually worked out through diplomatic channels.The Agreed Minutes of the 9th Sri Lanka-India Joint Commission were signed by the two Ministers at the end of the discussions.Memoranda of Understanding for two projects under grant assistance by the Indian Government, for the renovation of 27 Schools in the Northern Province and the construction of a Surgical Unit and supply of necessary medical equipment to the Teaching Hospital in Batticaloa, were signed following the Joint Commission discussions.The Indian Minister also attended the exhibition “Rise of Digital India” held at the BMICH on 6th February.The 9th Joint Commission and the visit of Indian External Affairs Minister to Sri Lanka is another milestone in the bilateral relations that would further strengthen the close ties between the two countries. (Colombo Gazette) Discussions also focused on railways, development assistance in housing, healthcare and services, education, university infrastructure, livelihood, rehabilitation and resettlement and agreed to pursue closer collaboration in these segments. Sri Lanka made a request to India to consider new projects under the Small Development Project (SDP) model.Matters pertaining to Education and Science and Technology were discussed and the two sides agreed to maintain closer links in these sectors. Capacity building through training opportunities, sharing of expertise, transfer of technology and research studies including in Nano-technology and Space Sciences were identified for further collaboration.The Joint Commission will look at facilitation of voluntary return and repatriation of Sri Lankan refugees from India. During the visit the Indian Minister called on President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and held discussions on issues of bilateral interests.
FAO’s Food Price Index is a trade-weighted index tracking international market prices for five key commodity groups: major cereals, vegetable oils, dairy, meat and sugar. It averaged 150.4 points in January, down 16 per cent from a year earlier and registering its lowest level since April 2009.The main factors underlying the lingering decline in basic food commodity prices are the generally ample agricultural supply conditions, a slowing global economy, and the strengthening of the United States dollar, the UN agency noted in a news article.This month, FAO also raised its forecast for worldwide cereal stocks in 2016, as a result of lowering its projected consumption and raising 2015 production prospects.The FAO Sugar Price Index fell 4.1 per cent from December, its first drop in four months, as crop conditions improved in Brazil, by far the world’s leading sugar producer and exporter. The Dairy Price Index dropped by 3.0 per cent on the back of large supplies, in both the European Union (EU) and New Zealand, and torpid world import demand.FAO’s Cereal Price Index declined 1.7 per cent (to 149.1 points) amid ample global supplies and increased competition for export markets, especially for wheat and maize, as well as a strong US dollar.The Vegetable Oil Price Index dropped 1.7 per cent, mainly because of a decline in soy oil prices reflecting expectations of ample global soybean supplies.Finally, the Meat Price Index moved 1.1 per cent lower than its revised December value, with prices of all meat categories falling, except pig meat, which was sustained by the opening of private storage aid in the EU.Meanwhile, weather patterns associated with El Niño are sending mixed signals about the early prospects for cereal crops in 2016, especially in the Southern Hemisphere, according to FAO’s Cereal Supply and Demand Brief, also released today.It notes that 2016 crop prospects have been “severely weakened” in Southern Africa, and a 25 per cent cut in wheat production in South Africa now appears likely. Conditions for the crop are generally favourable in the Russian Federation and the EU, but winter plantings declined in the United States and Ukraine. The area under wheat is also expected to be cut in India, following a poor monsoon and below average rains since October.The 2016 outlook for rice along and south of the Equator is “dim” due, at times, to insufficient water and, at others, to excessive rains.As for the 2015 season, FAO modestly raised its forecast for world cereal production to 2,531 million tonnes, up slightly from that released in December.Wheat output in Canada and Russia and maize output in China, Canada and Paraguay drove the upward revision. FAO also slightly raised its expectation regarding 2015 world rice production, mostly on account of higher forecasts for China, Viet Nam and the United States. At the same time, FAO lowered its forecast for world cereal utilization in the 2015/16 season to 2,527 million tonnes, which remains 0.8 per cent above that of the previous year. This reflects a 2.0 per cent increase for wheat, largely on account of higher livestock feed use in developed countries and a 0.3 per cent increase in maize. World rice utilization is projected to expand by 1.1 per cent, keeping world per-capita consumption stable.As a result of the upgraded production and downgraded consumption forecasts, world cereal stocks are set to end the 2016 seasons at 642 million tonnes, higher than they began. That level implies a steady and comfortable global cereal stock-to-use ratio of around 25 per cent. However, the inventory build-up varies geographically and depending on the crop.Notable increases in wheat inventories are forecast for the US, EU and China whereas some reductions are likely in Canada, India and Iran. On the other hand, world rice stocks would need to be drawn down to bridge the expected gap between world production and consumption, with much of the release likely to concern India and Thailand, the two leading rice exporters.
Boxing Day has long been a massive money-maker for retailers, with slashed prices enticing consumers into both in-store and online shopping. But one expert warns that Boxing Day sales could take a hit this year with the increase of Black Friday sales that have expanded into several days of deals.Eric Dolansky, Associate Professor of Marketing at Brock’s Goodman School of Business, teaches courses on marketing communications and pricing strategy and researches consumer estimations of value.Eric Dolansky“I don’t think Boxing Day is as important as it once was, partially because of the expansion of Black Friday in Canada, which was not really established until a few years ago,” says Dolansky.“While it’s likely that consumers are spending more overall between the two days, having two major sales days within a month of one another will make each less successful as households only have so much money to spend.”But we can still expect to see crowds of Boxing Day bargain hunters as part of an annual tradition.“It’s a time when families are together,” says Dolansky. “A holiday has just occurred and now they can go out and shop together. There is the same sense of having a story behind your purchase, such as, ‘I lined up at 4 a.m.,’ or, ‘I tried to get on the website for an hour before successfully getting through.’”Another factor could be nostalgia or history.“Boxing Day is just something that some families always do, often going to the same stores year after year,” he says.
Paul O’Donoghue said he had never seen anything like itCredit:Wildcat Haven An “enormous” wildcat that could be the largest specimen recorded anywhere in the world has been caught on camera in Aberdeenshire.It was recorded by a camera trap in Clashindarroch Forest and is estimated to measure 4ft from nose to tail, making it around one foot larger than an average Scottish wildcat.The footage was caught as part of a conservation project run by Wildcat Haven, which puts out food to attract animals to hidden camera sites. The large predator has since been nicknamed the “Clashindarroch Beast”.Kev Bell, a field worker for the organisation, said: “I’ve been fortunate to get footage of quite a few of these ghost cats; there’s about 10 to 15 of them here in the Clashindarroch. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I first saw this cat, he is enormous, a magnificent animal.””The cameras give us amazing insight to this priceless group of wildcats which have somehow survived here and avoided hybridisation. “Some people say that the wildcat doesn’t exist anymore but we know different and wildcats like ‘The Beast’ prove it.”Steve Sleigh, another fieldworker with Wildcat Haven, added: “These cats are a vital part of Scotland’s wild nature and ecology, and they must be protected wherever they live; they are one of the rarest animals in the world.” The project involves the neutering of all feral and domestic cats across more than 1,000 square miles of the Highlands to prevent inter-breeding with wildcats. Fears have been expressed previously that there may be no genetically pure wildcats left in Scotland but Dr Paul O’Donoghue, chief scientific adviser on the project, said they believe there is a population of around 13 pure wildcats in the area.He said the large cat caught on camera was in excellent condition and he had never seen anything approaching its size in the past.The organisation is also monitoring wildcat populations in Caithness and Lochaber. A Scottish wildcat in the Cairngorms National ParkCredit:Barcroft Media Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Scott McGimpsey, on the executive in Scotland, added: “We have seen pupils say or do pretty much whatever they want.”Emma Thomas, county secretary in Huntingdonshire, told the conference of a case where a pupil pushed a member of staff “with enough force that his arm went through a double glazed window”.She said that violence is “getting out of control, not because of the way the students are but because way back somebody hasn’t dealt with the way they behaved.” Alfredo Gualda, a teacher from Doncaster, said that families need to be held accountable for their children’s behaviour, explaining: “If your child is constantly disruptive, if they are violent, if they are abusive, I think it’s about time that schools and teachers question the parenting of those children. Because it does not happen”.Teachers passed a motion that criticised some headteachers’ “unacceptable” attitude that violence is “part of the job” for teachers and even blame them for misbehaving pupils.The motion called on the union to defend them from threats of violence “through all legitimate means, up to and including industrial action” when their health, safety and welfare is at risk.Figures released by NASUWT earlier this year revealed that school staff are increasingly refusing to teach unruly children, amid incidents of violence and sexual assault. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. A seven-year-old boy threatened to stab a pregnant teacher in the stomach over a literacy lesson, it emerges as a union warns of a rise in children who do not respond to any form of punishment.Pupil indiscipline and violence is a “significant and worsening problem” in schools, according to the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT).Addressing the delegates at the union’s annual conference in Belfast, David Baxter, a member of the union’s executive in Northern Ireland, said teachers need to find a way to deal with “Teflon kids – the ones that no sanction seems to stick to”.John Devlin, another member from Northern Ireland, described some of the shocking examples of aggressive and violent threats teachers have been subjected to. One pregnant teacher was told by a seven-year-old boy who did not want to do literacy “I’m going to stab you in your pregnant belly”, he said.Meanwhile, another teacher was left with a bleeding neck from a pupil attack and a third was punched in the face by a ten-year-old boy.Russ Walters, the union’s honorary treasurer, said: “We cannot continue to put up with this lack of dignity, this absolute prostitution of our professionalism.” The number of “refusal to teach” ballots has doubled in the past five years, from four in 2013 to eight in 2017.Under a “refusal to teach” ballot, staff in a particular school can take industrial action as a last resort, to protest against the behaviour of a particular pupil. They can also take action short of a strike, which could involve refusing to cover lessons for colleagues or take on voluntary duties.Chris Keates, general secretary of NASUWT, has previously said that bad behaviour in classrooms is being fuelled by fashionable “restorative justice” schemes.Some schools are interpreting restorative justice as merely having a conversation with a pupil about the incident, without any sanctions being applied, she said.Poor implementation of the policy can lead to teachers becoming “disempowered” and discipline getting worse. The number of “refusal to teach” ballots has doubled in the past five years, from four in 2013 to eight in 2017
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Team Gradle has released a new version of their tool and that’s Gradle 4.9. Gradle is a build tool for build automation with multi-language development. It offers excellent flexibility to the complete development lifecycle. As per the team, one of the quickest ways to update one’s build to use the new version is by updating the build wrapper properties as follows: ./gradlew wrapper –gradle-version=4.9 However, the standalone downloads are available at gradle.org/install What’s new in the Gradle 4.9 Command line arguments are now supported by JavaExec One can now pass command line arguments to JavaExec using –args. This means if one wants to launch their application using the command line arguments foo –bar, hardcoding it into the build script is not required. One just has to simply run gradle run –args ‘foo –bar. An improved dependency insight report This version features an improved dependency insight report including build scans. The report helps in easy diagnosis of dependency management problems, locally. Some improvements in this report include: All participants of conflict resolution are shown All custom reasons for a component selection are shown Modules rejected by a rule are displayed Modules which didn’t match the version selector but were considered in the selection are shown This report also solves the readability resolution failures by restricting the report to one path with each dependency. Native ecosystem continues The Gradle Native project stays steady in order to improve and evolve the native ecosystem support for Gradle. Checkout builds are now fast and clean This version now stores more states in the Gradle user home instead of the project directory. This results in clean and faster checkout builds on CI as long as the user home is preserved. Java and Groovy compilers are now leak-proof file descriptors By default, the Java and Groovy compilers both leak file descriptors during the run in-process. This, in turn, can lead to “cannot delete file” exceptions on Windows and “too many open file descriptors” on Unix. In the Gradle 4.9, these leaks have been fixed. Users who had switched to forking mode because of this problem, can now safely switch back to in-process compilation. Experimental new task API Gradle 4.9 includes a new task API which allows builds to avoid the cost of creating and configuring tasks for the ones that will never be executed. By upgrading to this new API, one can experience slightly faster configuration times. The benefits will keep improving as more plugins adopt this API. Note that this API is in incubation and may change before Gradle 5.0. The promoted features are now stable This version includes some promoted features which were in incubation during the previous release. The promoted features which include a stable dependency insight report and the tooling API types and methods are now supported and stable. These two features are also subject to backward compatibility. Potential breaking changes in Gradle 4.9 EclipseProject tasks defined for gradle eclipse are allowed to run in Buildship. Two tasks from the EclipseProject, namely the EclipseClasspath and EclipseProject are now executed by the gradle. Use of Groovy GPath expression with the method, tasks.withType() would get a runtime exception. The easiest fix is to explicitly use the spread operator. As per my past research on Gradle and observing its past release trends, it looks like we can expect Gradle 5.0 in August or September. Read more about the other fixed issues and deprecations in the Gradle 4.9 release notes. Read Next Gradle with the Java Plugin Speeding up Gradle builds for Android Working with Gradle
in Daily Dose, Featured, News June 27, 2018 639 Views Eye on the Industry: Updates on Fannie Mae, Global DMS and More From rewards and recognition to expansion, new appointments and technology, get the latest pulse of the industry in this weekly update.Fannie Mae was recently named among the 100 Best Places to Work in IT for 2018 by IDG’s Computerworld, a technology media brand. The government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) was ranked 47th among large organizations on this list, which recognizes the world’s 100 top organizations that challenge their technology professionals while providing great benefits and ample development opportunities. “Our developers, coders, engineers, and other technology professionals are delivering the 21st-century products and tools our customers need,” said Kimberly Johnson, COO, Fannie Mae. “Fannie Mae’s vital mission to provide access to reliable, affordable mortgage financing in all markets at all times is enabled by our employees in IT, whose work is transforming the housing market every day. We are continually focused on making it faster and simpler to get a mortgage.” According to a statement released by Fannie Mae, the technology teams at the GSE are “driving innovation across the industry through new services, solutions, and agile methods for designing and developing solutions._______________________________________________________________________Pennsylvania-headquartered cloud-based commercial and residential real estate valuation solutions provider, Global DMS, has announced the introduction of its eTrac Pre-Scheduler. The new tool streamlines the appraisal appointments, allowing lenders and AMCs that are leveraging eTrac to easily set pre-determined appraisal dates, apply specific parameters, and broadcast appraiser communications. The eTrac Pre-Scheduler empowers users with the ability to easily select multiple appraisal appointment dates per appraisal order, automatically search for applicable appraisers that are available to complete the order, and then present potential assignments to eligible appraisers along with the order and specified dates. The appraiser can then quickly accept the order by agreeing to one of the required dates, which can conveniently be done from their cell phone via email and/or text message. The end result is that the entire process of coordinating and completing appraisals becomes quicker, easier, and more efficient. In addition, Pre-Scheduler flexes with unique business processes or special requests from borrowers and clients, as users have the ability to define what appraisers must agree to before accepting orders._______________________________________________________________________Planet Home Lending, LLC, a privately held mortgage lender and servicer headquartered in Connecticut, has announced that Dierk Hohman has joined the company as EVP, Chief General Counsel, and Enterprise Risk Officer. Hohman will oversee all legal, compliance and enterprise risk matters for the company. “His breadth of legal, compliance, and enterprise risk experience, and his entrepreneurial mindset will be a tremendous asset to the company as we continue to grow our distributed retail, correspondent, and servicing operations,” Planet Home Lending President and CEO Michael Dubeck said. Hohman has broad expertise in the mortgage, banking and financial sectors. He has previously advised financial intuitions on legal, compliance, and enterprise risk matters, litigation, and corporate and finance transactions._______________________________________________________________________Iowa-based LenderClose, a fintech startup company empowering local lenders through its digital platform that streamlines the lending and underwriting process, has announced the addition of sales associate Mari Jo Massanet to its expanding team. Massanet will support the LenderClose sales team in achieving its aggressive growth goals. Her responsibilities include demonstrating the LendClose platform to credit union and community bank leaders, attracting new lender accounts, as well as onboarding and training new clients. “Mari Jo’s sales experience and her strong ability to understand and deliver on customer expectations will prove invaluable as we continue to grow our client base,” Omar Jordan, LenderClose CEO, said. “She will form an important bridge between our sales team and our partners – ensuring new clients enjoy a smooth onboarding experience and are set up for success with our platform.” Prior to LenderClose, Massanet held various sales roles for Ingersoll Rand in both Des Moines, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska. In her most recent position as a service sales engineer for the compressed air division, Massanet’s duties included collaborating with sales engineers to create solutions and proactively provide maintenance programs that best fit customers’ operations._______________________________________________________________________Mortgage Network Inc., an independent mortgage lender operating in the eastern U.S., announced it has opened a new branch office in Bluffton, South Carolina. The new office (NMLS #1744882) joins the company’s other Southeast branches located in Hilton Head Island, Columbia, and Mt. Pleasant in South Carolina and Charlotte in North Carolina. The Bluffton office will be managed by Brian Neumann (NMLS #174105), a 14-year veteran of the residential mortgage industry who has spent the past 12 years at Mortgage Network. A graduate of the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business, Neumann most recently served as a loan officer in the company’s Hilton Head, South Carolina, office. He is licensed to do business in both South Carolina and Georgia. Neumann will be joined by senior loan officer Sam Cavanaugh, who has 12 years of experience in the mortgage and real estate industries. Cavanaugh has spent the past three years with Mortgage Network, also at the Hilton Head branch. Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Mortgage Network is celebrating its 30th year in business. The company has now grown to over 400 employees, with 45 branch offices licensed in 27 states. The company provides a full array of residential mortgage products, from conventional to non-conventional loans, FHA and VA loans, mortgage refinancing, to reverse mortgages and more. Share Fannie Mae Global DMS LenderClose Lending Loan Officers mortgage Mortgage Network Inc. Planet Home Lending technology 2018-06-27 Radhika Ojha
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