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Traffic Advisory Cumberland County

first_img Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-8175 -30- CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Folly Lake Bridge Folly Lake Bridge over the CN rail tracks will be periodically reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Wednesday, January 16. A 25-tonne weight restriction will be in place until repairs are completed. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes. Work takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Sunday, including weekends.last_img

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No winning ticket for Friday nights 10 million Lotto Max jackpot

first_imgTORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $10 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw.That means the jackpot for the next draw on June 30 will grow to approximately $15 million.last_img

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Experts to work with energy industry on oil price solutions for Alberta

first_imgNotley says the Canadian economy is losing $80 million every day because oil from Alberta is selling about $45 a barrel less than West Texas Intermediate in the United States.She says that’s because there is an oversupply of Alberta oil due to a lack of pipeline capacity to move it to markets.RELATED: Economic cost of Canadian oil price discounts counted in billions of dollarsNotley calls the price gap a “real and present” danger that has to be addressed in the long term with more pipelines.Make no mistake – the price gap is a real & present danger to the Cdn economy.My special envoys & the Energy Upgrading Unit will bring government, industry & workers together to think big, take action & supercharge energy upgrading in Alberta.#FightingForYou #KeepCanadaWorking pic.twitter.com/z23CaGF9fe— Rachel Notley (@RachelNotley) November 19, 2018The premier is travelling to Ottawa and Toronto next week to make her case.The experts are Robert Skinner of the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, deputy energy minister Coleen Volk and Brian Topp, Notley’s former chief of staff and a policy consultant. EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has appointed three experts to work with the energy industry to find ways to close an oil price gap that is costing Canada tens of millions a day.Premier Rachel Notley’s full announcement: last_img read more

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Home2Suites and Browns raising money for firefighters charity

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Home2Suites by Hilton and Browns Socialhouse in Fort St. John are hosting a fundraiser barbecue in support of the Fort St. John Firefighters Charitable Society today.Browns General Manager Vince Van Wieringen said that the two organizations decided to host the barbecue as a way of saying thank you to members of the Fort St. John Fire Department and the local RCMP detachment for their contribution to making sure all residents were able to safely evacuate from the Ridgeview Village apartment fire just over a week ago. Van Wieringen said that originally, organizers were looking to raise money for the building’s evacuees. However, he said that after learning that all of the building’s residents were fully covered by insurance, organizers decided to donate the money to the local firefighters charity as a way of saying ‘thank-you’ for their efforts.Van Wieringen said that as of 1:00 p.m., over 100 residents had come down to the hotel’s parking lot to enjoy a burger.The event is taking place at the parking lot of the Home2Suites by Hilton on Alaska Road South until 2:00 p.m. UPDATE: Home2Suites Sales Manager Nadya McLean says that in total, yesterday’s fundraiser brought in $842.50.last_img read more

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Moroccan Team Participates in Space Camp in the US

Rabat – A Moroccan team arrives to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.On August 6, a team of six Moroccan teens headed to Huntsville, Alabama after winning the “Space Race” scholarship through online votes and face to face interviews.The United States Embassy in Rabat, organizer and sponsor of the event, posted on its Facebook page, on August 6, a photo of the group of six with the caption “The Moroccan team is all set for their trip to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Stay tuned to follow their adventure as they experience the life of an astronaut.” The Moroccan Scientific Community, another sponsor of the event, posted a photo of the team along with Hassan Boughad, technology director at the Moroccan Scientific Community, on board of the flight.“All participants cost will be paid by the U.S. state department” stated “Space to Race” on their official website.As stated by the U.S. embassy in Rabat, the schedule for the first week includes hands-on drills and learning about the requirements for astronauts, engineers and technologists.Atika Loualidi is one of the finalists. She thanked her supporter through a Facebook post saying “I want to thank all those whose precious votes and friendly encouragements have supported me in this way, thus guaranteeing me a place among the winners! Thank you for your touching and inspirational messages, thank you for your patience, and thank you for your trust!”Manal Saoui, Hafsa Boannini, Soumaya Bennani, Salim Houssaini and Mariam Ouarti are this year’s remaining winners. read more

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UN helps demobilize 880 children linked to armed groups in DR Congo

Madnodje Mounoubai, spokesperson for the mission, known by its French acronym MONUC, told a news conference in Kinshasa that the great majority of the 839 boys and 41 girls are Congolese, but there are also 31 Rwandans, two Burundians and two Ugandans. All of the children were handed over to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for their return and reintegration into their families and communities, after they were demobilized by MONUC’s Child Protection Unit.In early February, MONUC had separated 98 additional children from the various armed groups in North Kivu, where fighting between the Government army (FARDC), a mainly Tutsi militia known as the CNDP, Hutu groups and others has displaced some 250,000 civilians since last August.The separation of children from armed forces and groups is one of MONUC’s priorities, within the framework of its support to the process of the accelerated integration of armed groups into the FARDC. MONUC calls on all actors to continue to support its efforts in this area, “so that children are not sent to the front, and to allow all minors associated with armed groups to be able to reintegrate into civilian life as soon as possible,” the mission said on its website.Also at today’s news conference, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that attacks against humanitarians are on the increase in several parts of North Kivu, with five cases reported in January, 13 in February and four already in the first few days of March.Meanwhile, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of MONUC, Alan Doss, has welcomed a new stabilization and reconstruction plan for the eastern DRC, which was agreed upon by local and international stakeholders under the auspices of the Congolese Prime Minister. Mr. Doss specifically pledged to support the plan in the areas of security and the restoration of State authority.In related news, a joint mission led by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has arrived in Katanga province, in the area of Ankoro, to address the issue of malnutrition. OCHA says that since September 2008, there have been nearly 1,200 cases of children suffering from acute malnutrition in Ankoro, a situation being compounded by population increases as well as malaria. Also in Katanga, the World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting local efforts to treat a cholera epidemic. 4 March 2009The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has demobilized 880 children associated with armed groups in the volatile eastern province of North Kivu between 30 January and 2 March, it was announced today. read more

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BPs departure could leave a big hole for Alaska nonprofits

JUNEAU, Alaska — BP’s plan to pull out of Alaska could leave a big hole for nonprofits and other programs that benefited from the oil giant’s donations and its employee volunteers.BP on Tuesday announced it would sell its Alaska assets to Hilcorp in a deal they expect to close next year. The company said it employs about 1,600 people in Alaska.Cassandra Stalzer with the United Way of Anchorage says BP has been a significant philanthropic player in Alaska.Since 1998, she says the company and its employees have provided $22 million to her organization for community programs.BP has a centre in Anchorage that has been used as meeting space for nonprofits and community groups. Company spokeswoman Meg Baldino says it would remain. It’s not clear who would run it.Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press read more

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Mens tennis Justin Kronauge named ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year

For the second time in as many days, an Ohio State tennis coach has been recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.OSU men’s tennis assistant coach Justin Kronauge was named ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year Wednesday, coming just a day after Buckeyes’ women’s tennis head coach Melissa Schaub was named Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year.Kronauge is one of two assistant men’s tennis coaches to receive the honor in 2017, along with Virginia assistant coach Dustin Taylor. He was also named ITA Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year for the third time in his career. Under the leadership of Kronauge, the Buckeyes made an NCAA tournament run to the semifinals, where they lost to UVA 4-2 in 2017. His team also finished the year undefeated in Big Ten play (11-0), and came away with both its 12th straight conference regular season title and 12th overall conference tournament title. read more

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Who is Emma Corrin the young actress cast as Lady Diana Spencer

Emma Corrin Whilst at university, she was actively involved in the drama scene, taking part in productions such as Romeo and Juliet, Lily, and Unravelling the Ribbon at it’s ADC theatre. She graduated last summer.Corrin will soon make her film debut in Misbehaviour, starring Keira Knightley, a historical drama that follows the story of a group of women from the Women’s Liberation Movement seeking to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.She will also soon appear in US television drama Pennyworth, about the life of butler Alfred Pennyworth.Closer to home, the fledgling actress’s only television credit is an appearance in one episode of Grantchester, in which she played Esther Carter.The advert that launched the search for a young actress to play the young Lady Diana Spencer in The Crown was hardly short of requirements.The successful applicant, it said, should be a “mesmerising new young star with extraordinary range” and “staggeringly talented”.She would need to be able to flirt and play the part of a “social exhibitionist on the world stage” as well as being able to portray the “psychological intensity” of a “desperate and lonely self-harmer at her lowest ebb.” Emma CorrinCredit:Faye Thomas/Eyevine Peter Morgan, The Crown’s creator, said: “Emma is a brilliant talent who immediately captivated us when she came in for the part of Diana Spencer. “As well as having the innocence and beauty of a young Diana, she also has, in abundance, the range and complexity to portray an extraordinary woman who went from anonymous teenager to becoming the most iconic woman of her generation.”Corrin was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and has two younger brothers, Richard, 20 and Jonty, 17.Her South African mother Juliette, is a leading speech and language therapist and her father Christopher, a businessman. The family lives in an impressive detached home with a swimming pool on a private road in Sevenoaks.Corrin attended the Woldingham School in Surrey, a private Catholic day and boarding school for girls at which fees can exceed £12,000 a term.There, she developed a passion for drama, and in 2012, was singled out for her role in an evening of song and dance featuring excerpts from Broadway and West End shows.“Special mention should go to… Emma Corrin’s and Katie Maule’s moving rendition of God on High which received a standing ovation,” the school said in an online review. During her gap year, she took a Shakespeare course at the London academy of music & dramatic art (LAMDA) and spent some time volunteering at a school in Knysna, South Africa before starting at St John’s College, Cambridge, where she read Education with English and Drama, in 2015. Until this week, she was a complete unknown, having only recently graduated from Cambridge. Yet Emma Corrin is destined to become a household name, having been cast in the coveted role of Lady Diana Spencer in lavish Netflix drama The Crown.The 23-year-old, who has thus far graced television screens in just one episode of ITV drama Grantchester, will join the prestigious cast for the fourth season alongside acting royalty including Olivia Colman, who will play the Queen.Corrin said she was “overjoyed, over the moon and incredibly honoured” to have been cast in the role of the future Princess of Wales.”Beyond excited and honored to be joining The Crown for its fourth season,” she said.”I have been glued to the show since the first episode and to think I’m now joining this incredibly talented acting family is just surreal.“Princess Diana was an icon, and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring. To be given the chance to explore her through Peter Morgan’s writing is the most exceptional opportunity, and I will strive to do her justice!” Diana, Princess of Wales, on her wedding day in 1981Credit:Anwar Hussein/Getty Images Corrin’s Instagram page, on which the first picture was published just six days ago, appears to have been set up in anticipation of the Netflix announcement. Most of the 15 people she is following are her PR representatives or are linked to The Crown.At the family home on Thursday, a friend said her parents were abroad on holiday and revealed they had warned him he “might receive some calls” as the big news broke.The  highly anticipated third season of The Crown, which spans the years 1964 to 1976,  is expected to be streamed around July of this year while the fourth will likely be released in 2020. 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.  Lady Diana Spencer, pictured in 1980Credit:Hulton Royals Collection  Lady Diana Spencer, pictured in 1980 Many applied but only one actress fit the bill. Corrin’s star was about to rise. Diana, Princess of Wales, on her wedding day in 1981 read more

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TransSiberian Gold strengthening management and equipment fleet to raise productivity

first_imgTrans-Siberian Gold reports that mine development activities at Asacha in Far East Russia in the third quarter of 2012 comprised approximately 1,090 m, while ore extraction (including ore from stoping and mine development) amounted to 26,644 t. In the same period, an average 12,414 t/month was processed by the Asacha plant (99.3% of the production level envisaged in the plant’s design documentation). Asacha is located in the Kamchatka krai, occupying a 1,000 km peninsular in Far East Russia. TSG reported in late September 2012 that the breakdown of some underground equipment had reduced the amount of stoping ore which could be delivered to the plant in the second half of the third quarter, necessitating blending mined ore with lower grade ore from the surface ore stockpile. This problem continued into October, although all necessary spare parts have now been delivered to site. A new underground truck is expected to arrive in Kamchatka by the end of October. Its delivery to Asacha depends on road conditions and is expected in late November, at which time the arrival of a new underground loader is also expected.As a consequence of the mining production problems in September and October, TSG now expects 2012 production of around 27,000 oz gold, compared to the previous estimate of 31,000 oz.The company is also taking steps to strengthen the mine’s management team with the appointment of two new underground mining engineers and a mining geologist. It also intends to recruit a Technical Director for Asacha.By road Asacha is some 150 km to the south of the port of Petropavlovsk – Kamchatsky, the regional capital. The first 90 km of the road is mostly paved, being the road to the Mutnovskaya geothermal power station. From the turn-off to the site is a 60 km long unpaved all-weather road which has been constructed by the company.Planned production:Throughput: 150,000 t/y mine/plant to 200,000 t/yMine: underground sub-level shrinkage (open face/ore shrinkage)Plant: CILAnnual production: about 84,000 oz of gold and 160,000 oz of silverLife: some seven years.last_img read more

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Aalborg Handbold is the new Danish champion

aalborg handboldDanish handballdanish handball play-offkif kolding kobenhavn ← Previous Story “Last call” for 21st EUROFEST in Slovenia Next Story → Kasper Hvidt about Makarska Camp: “Pleasure to work with Peric and other great goalkeepers” Great performance in the two matches of the Danish Play-Off Final and great success for Aalborg Handbold – new Danish champion. After fantastic +8 from the first match (29:21), handball fans in Denmark expected much more intensity in the second clash with KIF Kolding, but Hvidt and other world-class stars couldn’t make anything even in front of their fans – 29:26 for Aalborg (59:47 cumulative). Kristian Kjelling had outstanding night in his last match for Aalborg…KIF Kolding København: Boris Schnuckel 8, Lukas Karlsson 4, Bo Spellerberg 3, Simon Jensen 2, Lasse Boesen 2, Kim Andersson 2, Cyril Viudes 2, Kasper Irming 2 (1) og Rasmus Jensen 1.Aalborg Håndbold:  Kristian Kjelling 11 (3), Johan Jakobsson 6, Jacob Bagersted 4, Mads Mensah Larsen 3, Håvard Tvedten 3, Niclas Barud 1 og Rune Spliid 1. read more

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Over 40 million cigarettes were seized last year

first_imgThe Revenue Commissioners assure me that combating the illegal tobacco will continue to be a high priority for them, that they are committed to maintaining their extensive programme of action against all stages of the supply chain for illicit tobacco products, and that they will continue to make very effort to ensure that those involved in the illicit trade are brought to account before the Courts for their criminal activities.Read: New rules to restrict cigarettes bought into Ireland from certain EU countriesRead: Cigarettes worth €20,000 seized in raids on Dublin houses OFFICERS OF THE Revenue Commissioners seized 50 million illicit cigarettes less last year than in 2012.Finance Minister Michael Noonan told the Dáil before Christmas that there had been 40.05 million illegal cigarettes seized up until the end of November last year.Addressing the decline, Noonan said a number of factors had to be considered.“The incidence of illicit cigarettes in Ireland is evaluated through annual surveys of smokers undertaken for the Revenue Commissioners and the National Tobacco Control Office of the Health Services Executive.“The results for 2012 found that 13 per cent of smokers had an illicit pack of cigarettes, and the comparable figure for 2011 was 15%. This would suggest that the extent of the problem is being contained, as a result of the extensive action being taken against the smuggling and sale of illicit products. A further survey was carried out recently, and it is expected that the results will be available in the first quarter of next year.”Noonan said that illegal cigarettes are intercepted at ports and points of entry through a network of surveillance.He said that around 2,000 staff are dedicated to the searches and that they would continue to monitor the situation.last_img read more

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TMobile GSlate early adopters get a 100 discount

first_imgThe Motorola Xoom isn’t the only Honeycomb tablet in town. The G-Slate from T-Mobile also runs Google’s new tablet version of Android, and T-Mobile wants to drum up support for the newly-launched tablet by offering a $100 discount off of the $529.99 regular price with a 2-year contract. To get the $100 off, you have to call T-Mobile and use the promo code GSLATE100 before April 27th, and the sales rep will knock $100 off of your total.You’re still stuck with a 2-year contract with T-Mobile, so if you’re not a T-Mobile customer now you’ll have to sign up for a data plan. If you’re already a T-Mobile customer, you’ll have to renew your contract for two more years. As mentioned, the promotional offer is good through April 27th, so if you’ve been interested in the G-Slate, now might be the time to pick one up.The T-Mobile G-Slate is also known as the LG Optimus Pad, for those keeping track. The G-Slate features an 8.9-inch backlit LCD display that runs at a native resolution of 1280 x 768-pixels, and can play full HD video. Under the hood you’ll find a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 32GB of solid-state storage. The G-Slate also has access to T-Mobile’s cellular network via HSPA+, meaning it can take advantage of T-Mobile’s 4G speeds. When using Wi-Fi, the G-Slate can connect to 802.11b, g, or n networks.The tablet has a 2 megapixel front-facing camera and a 5 megapixel rear camera, and can shoot video in 720p and 1080p. Perhaps one of the most unique features on the G-Slate is the stereoscopic 3D cameras on the rear, which allow you to shoot 3D video in 720p. However, considering how well received 3D on smartphones and tablets has been received so far, it’s a toss-up whether or not that’s actually a feature or a gimmick.The G-Slate quietly joined the slim ranks of Honeycomb tablets widely available this week. It’s likely that the promotion will bring out a bit more interest in the tablet, but considering the price and the need for a 2-year contract to get the discount, it might not be worth signing up for T-Mobile unless you really want it. If you’d rather pick up a G-Slate and go month-to-month without a data contract (and subsequently without mobile data coverage,) it’ll set you back $729.99.Read more at TMoNewslast_img read more

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Student labor builds Habitat for Humanity house

first_imgEvergreen Habitat for Humanityo Latest house: Danforth family at 3715 Lincoln Ave. 1,200 square feet; three bedrooms and two bathrooms.o History: The nonprofit has built 29 houses since 1991.o Financing: The house cost about $75,000 to build. The Nike Employees Grant Fund gave $30,000. Nikki Danforth has a no-interest loan and will pay about $600 a month. She and her boys put in about 300 hours of “sweat equity.”o Nourishment and blessings: Grocery Outlet provided $400 of food for the new homeowners. The family also received small wooden crosses from the Friends of the Carpenter.o Next up: Another student-build is underway in the Evergreen school district and will trucked to O Street in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood. Dedication is expected to happen in June. Also, Habitat will start another three houses in 2014.o Website: www.ehfh.org.You could call it the house that young hands built, but Nikki Danforth and her two boys will call it home.Evergreen Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 29th house on Sunday, this one largely built by students at Evergreen and Mountain View high schools.“It was an amazing experience,” said Cody Eisenhart, 15. He worked with about 48 other high-schoolers last year to build the house that now sits in Vancouver’s Lincoln neighborhood. “I’m going to use this in real life.”“The high school kids were fabulous,” Danforth said as she accepted the keys to the house at a ceremony. She will share her home with sons Coby, 16, and Koda, 12.last_img read more

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Khaleda denied bail in defamation suit

first_imgKhaleda has been in jail since 8 February. File photoA court in Narail on Tuesday denied bail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in a defamation suit filed over her comments on number of freedom fighters and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.Judge Jahidul Azad, senior judicial magistrate of Narail court, passed the order.The former prime minister, Khaleda Zia, has been in jail as she was convicted in a graft case by a lower court in Dhaka on 8 February.On 2 July, the Narail court ended the hearing and kept it pending to pass the order.On 5 June, judge Sheikh Abdul Ahad of the District and Session’s Judge court denied her bail mentioning it ‘not maintainable’.On 21 December 2015, Khaleda Zia at a discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh raised questions about the actual number of liberation war martyrs saying, “There’re controversies over how many were martyred in the liberation war. There’re also many books and documents on the controversies.”Reacting to Khaleda remarks, Raihan Farooque Imam of Naragati filed a case with the Cognisance Court on 24 December 2015.last_img read more

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Dance Sentenced to Six Months

first_imgFormer Baltimore County School Superintendent, S. Dallas Dance will serve six months in jail, for failing to disclose almost $147,000 he earned in part-time consulting jobs when he was superintendent. He was sentenced to five years, with all but six months suspended, with two years probation. Dance, who was looked upon by many as a role model, specifically for young Black males, is scheduled to turn himself in April 27.Former Baltimore County School Superintendent, S. Dallas Dance (Courtesy photo)last_img

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BBC Launches Interactive Voice Drama for Smart Speakers

first_img The BBC has launched its first original interactive audio drama for smart speakers.“The Inspection Chamber” takes Amazon Alexa and Google Home owners on a sci-fi comedy adventure, in the vein of Douglas Adams and Franz Kafka.First teased in September, the project is now available to Alexa users; visit Taster, home of new ideas from the BBC, to dive into the reciprocative tale, where you’ll meet a computer named Dave.Your answers do influence the plot, which has multiple possible endings, as reported by CNET. So it’s worth taking a few trips through “The Inspection Chamber,” offering varied responses each time, to see where the story leads you.“We’re calling it ‘conversational radio’ until we come up with something better,” producer Henry Cooke said in a statement.Like the Choose Your Own Adventure books of your (Would you like to go down the stairs or through the door?), this interactive experience requires listeners to help craft the narrative. But this time there’s no frantic page flipping or self-doubt.“In this pilot, you’re actively playing a part in the story, using your own voice,” the BBC said in a September announcement. “We wanted to make it feel like you’re having a genuine, direct interaction with the other characters in the piece.”Which it accomplished in collaboration with production partner Rosina Sound. Together, Rosina Sound and BBC R&D built a complex, long-running story using two proprietary tools—a graphical story editor and a story server.“We know that people like listening to non-interactive radio on these devices. … We also know that people like interacting with a story,” Cooke said. “What we don’t know is if these two things come together in the kinds of contexts in which people use voice devices.”Initially compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, the story engine may eventually reach other smart devices, like Microsoft and Harman/Kardon’s Invoke speaker or Apple’s HomePod.“As far as we know, there aren’t many people developing cross-platform voice experiences in this way,” the Beeb said.“As a first attempt at a decent interactive audio piece for voice devices … I think it’s pretty good,” Cooke added. “And hopefully paves the way for more experiments.” Easily Assign Tasks With Google AssistantGoogle Defends Letting Humans Listen to Virtual Assistant Queries Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Mortgage Returns Introduces Storefront Marketing Solution

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-10-11 Tory Barringer Mortgage Returns Introduces Storefront Marketing Solution Share October 11, 2013 500 Views center_img “”Mortgage Returns””:http://web.mortgagereturns.com/, a provider of customer relationship management (CRM) technology and automated marketing solutions, has launched its new Storefront marketing solution, an enhanced feature of the company’s CRM system.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]Accessed directly through the Mortgage Returns CRM system, Storefront enables loan officers to send direct mail to customers, prospects, and referral partners, choosing the design and layout throughout the ordering process. Cards are then mailed automatically on behalf of the user.For the initial Storefront launch, the company is offering a new line of greeting cards in preparation for the upcoming holiday season.””Our new Storefront system gives lenders more control over the content of the marketing collateral by empowering them to implement marketing programs with more of their own preferred customizations,”” said Mortgage Returns CEO Jim Blatt. “”Our CRM system gives lenders more flexibility, delivers marketing materials in a consistent manner and ensures everything is in full compliance.”” in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technologylast_img read more

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