Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) 2011 Presentation

first_imgFidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 presentation For more information about Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng)  2011 presentation Company ProfileFidelity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the individual, commercial and corporate sectors. Its extensive full-service personal and business offering ranges from transactional accounts, online banking, loans and term deposits to money market, treasury services loans and advances, commercial support overdrafts, equipment leasing finance and trade, working capital, project, asset and syndicate finance. Fidelity Bank Plc operates through 225 business offices, 730 ATMs and 3 853 point-of-sale channels. Founded in 18=987 and formerly known as Fidelity Union Merchant Bank, the company changed its name to Fidelity Bank Plc in 1999. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Fidelity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

As UN women’s meeting ends, Episcopal delegates plan to turn…

first_img Submit a Press Release By David PaulsenPosted Mar 23, 2018 As UN women’s meeting ends, Episcopal delegates plan to turn lessons into action back home Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Gender Justice, The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Rev. Annalise Pasalo of the Diocese of Hawaii, from left, Coromoto Jiménez de Salazar of the Diocese of Venezuela and Demaris DeJesus of the Diocese of Puerto Rico were among the Episcopal Church delegates to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, which was held in New York. Photo: Annalise Pasalo, via Instagram[Episcopal News Service] The 20 Episcopalians representing Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, or UNCSW, are wrapping up two weeks of meetings, conversations, activities and prayer in New York – an experience they say has emboldened them in their work toward improving the lives of women back in their dioceses.“I want to spread the word,” the Rev. Annalise Pasalo, a delegate from the Diocese of Hawaii, told Episcopal News Service by phone. “I hope that the wider church is aware of the incredible work that we’re involved in at the U.N.”Lois Frankforter was part of the Episcopal delegation because of her work as national president of the Girls’ Friendly Society, a Connecticut-based Episcopal organization dedicated to empowering women and girls through its branches in eight dioceses.“The opportunity to come and be part of the presiding bishop’s delegation really has been a transformative experience,” Frankforter said. The women who spoke at UNCSW told many inspiring stories, she said, but their stories also highlighted the troubling challenges that many women and girls face around the world.“Out of it, there’s still a sense of hope that, with collective action, we can really make a difference in the world,” Frankforter said. “And it reinforces that there really is place for faith-based organizations to be a voice for advocacy.”The 62nd UNCSW was held March 12-23, and this year’s themes were gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in rural communities. The presiding bishop’s delegation included 17 visiting delegates, along with two Episcopal Church staff members and an intern.The delegation was a diverse group, ranging from 15 to 70 years old and coming from as far away as Venezuela and Puerto Rico, as well as from dioceses across mainland U.S. They also included one man, a researcher from Oklahoma who works on women’s issues there. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI center_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID As U.N. negotiators worked to finalize and approve a report from the session, much of what the document is expected to contain mirrors the priorities identified by the Episcopal Church, according to Lynnaia Main, the Episcopal Church representative to the United Nations.“We’ve been learning that the priorities our church has lifted up are very much mainstream,” she said.Curry had submitted a statement to UNCSW, based on General Convention resolutions. Episcopal delegates looked to that statement and its priorities in shaping their advocacy as they shared their own stories, reflections and concerns during the two weeks.Curry’s statement called on the U.N. community and civil society to address gender inequality and barriers to empowerment of women and girls by doing the following:Prioritize resources and programs for marginalized groups of rural women and girls,Extend access to basic resources and services to rural areas,Address environmental concerns and extend land rights, andPromote gender equality education and practices and eradicate gender-based violence.“Go, go do your work, don’t get weary,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry tells the people gathered March 12 in the Chapel of Christ the Lord at the Episcopal Church Center in New York, a few blocks from the United Nations building, for the opening UNCSW Eucharist. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service“You have come to the seat of the nations of the earth to encourage our leaders and to show them how to end the nightmare and realize the dream for all of us,” Curry told the Episcopal delegates and their Anglican counterparts on March 12 at a Eucharist at the Episcopal Church Center that kicked off their work at UNCSW.One of the messages that rang true for Frankforter was that while mission is global, the work is local.“That really has hit home, with all the work that we do in all the various churches in our local communities, that everything we’re doing contributes to improve the lives of all,” she said.Girls’ Friendly Society already is involved in programs at the local level to empower girls and support women. As an example, she said, one of its branches is responding to the problem of human trafficking by collecting basic supplies that can be given to women when they are freed from trafficking. The supplies are offered as “exit bags,” or “bags of hope.”One lesson Frankforter plans to take home with her from UNCSW is the importance of communication and collaboration among organizations that serve women, so that their good work is amplified. Empowering women is a shared ministry, she said.“The message really is that it’s going to take everyone at the grassroots level to make change, and that we all have to join together to do that,” she said.“The other big message was that we have to hold our policymakers accountable … in our government, in our schools, in our communities and in our churches,” she said. “If we don’t hold them accountable then we won’t make the progress that we need to make.”Pasalo works as a school chaplain at St. Andrew’s Schools, which operates an all-girls school and an all-boys school in Honolulu. Her first steps when she returns from UNCSW will be to share her experiences with others in her community, in presentations scheduled with the local Episcopal Church Women group and the all-girls school’s students. She also expects to speak about her UNCSW experiences at parishes around Honolulu.The UNCSW included representatives of member states, U.N. entities and nongovernmental organizations like the Episcopal Church that have been accredited by the U.N.’s Economic and Social Council. Pasalo was impressed by the Episcopal Church’s advocacy work with the U.N. and now wants to do her part to bring that work to the local level.“Though it is global, it’s personal too, so we all have a part to play,” she said.Pasalo is originally from Oregon and spent some time living in rural areas of the state. She also worked several years in rural Thailand and understands the challenges women face in those kinds of communities. “I see where their lack of infrastructure doesn’t always provide for the needs of the community, especially for women,” she said.The discussions at UNCSW that resonated most for her were those focusing on improving gender parity at the higher levels of institutions in society. “I would love to see that happen across the board, in schools, in government, in churches,” she said.The Rev. Glenda McQueen, the Episcopal Church’s partnership officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, said it was important that the UNCSW hears voices from the church’s Province IX, where problems of infrastructure, health care and access to education are a grim reality for many women and girls in rural areas.“There are kids that have to walk hours to get to an elementary school,” she said, and some girls don’t have access to a high school education or have to stay home to work and help support their families.McQueen appreciated the sessions at UNCSW that offered ideas for bringing better health care and technology to such communities to improve women’s lives there. The goal, she said, should be to leave no one behind in this global economy, and Episcopalians are well equipped to take up that cause.“Prayer is also political action,” she said. “It’s praying together, but it’s also beginning to implement projects and programs. It’s also being able to access our government, our local community officials and going beyond that and raising these issues.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] UNCSW Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Advocacy Peace & Justice, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA last_img read more

JC&M House / ALT arquitectura

first_imgSave this picture!© Silvio Posada+ 15 Share JC&M House / ALT arquitecturaSave this projectSaveJC&M House / ALT arquitectura Photographs Year:  JC&M House / ALT arquitectura Houses ArchDaily 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/130058/jcm-house-alt-arquitectura Clipboard Spain Architects: ALT arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Silvio PosadaText description provided by the architects. In a very beautiful natural environment this single-family dwelling lies hidden. Taking advantage of the sloping terrain, it is integrated into the rest of the housing development, chameleon like, shown as a bird’s-eye view of the plant, only a stretch of the façade is visible. Thus a one-storey dwelling is considered, in which all the spaces turn towards the interior of the plot like a shop window. The dwelling shows two different characteristics, due to the demands of the community. The first one is defined in the area of the entrance; it was realized in brick, respecting the neighboring dwellings. Towards the interior of the piece of land, the dwelling becomes ethereal, made of glass, stainless steel and fine metallic screens.Save this picture!© Silvio PosadaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsProject gallerySee allShow lessBeing Home / Being DevelopmentArticlesAbandoned TheatresArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/130058/jcm-house-alt-arquitectura Clipboard CopyAbout this officeALT arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasMadridHouses3D ModelingSpainPublished on April 24, 2011Cite: “JC&M House / ALT arquitectura” 24 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?JC&M 住宅 / ALT arquitectura是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” “COPY” CopyHouses•Madrid, Spain Area:  217 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projectslast_img read more

Free Tours of Tournament House Approach Conclusion for 2015

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Photo courtesy TournamentofRoses.comFree tours of Tournament House, the operating headquarters for the Tournament of Roses® Association, which oversees the annual Rose Parade® and the Rose Bowl Game®, will conclude for the year at the end of August. The last tours of 2015 will be offered, at no cost, through the month of August with the last tours scheduled on August 27 at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are not required except for groups of 15 or more.Located at 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., the house was once the home of chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. and his wife, Ada. After Ada’s death in 1958, the Wrigley family presented the property to the city of Pasadena, with the request that it become the base of operations for the Tournament of Roses. The Wrigley family had long enjoyed the Rose Parade as it unfolded just beyond their front yard.Guided tours allow visitors to see the 21-room Italian-Renaissance-style mansion designed and built by architect G. Lawrence Stimson and his father George W. Stimson. Tournament of Roses volunteers from its Heritage Committee, well-versed in the organization’s history as well as in the details of the house itself, conduct the tours.The interior of the house features richly paneled rooms, inlaid marble floors and an ornate molded plaster ceiling — a design element that Stimson would later become famous for creating. Displays related to Rose Bowl Games, Rose Queens and Royal Courts, Grand Marshals and Tournament Presidents also are part of the décor.Groups of 15 or more may call (626) 449-4100 for reservations for the remaining tour dates.About the Tournament of RosesThe Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade®, the Rose Bowl Game® and a variety of associated events. Nine hundred thirtyfive volunteer members act as ambassadors of the organization and contribute upwards of 80,000 hours of manpower each year. The 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda themed “Find Your Adventure,” will take place Friday, January 1, 2016, followed by the 102nd Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. Learn more at www.tournamentofroses.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Community News Community News Free Tours of Tournament House Approach Conclusion for 2015 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 11:31 am Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Business News Community News Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Postal Workers Set to Stage Demonstrations Around the Country, Including One in Pasadena

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Demonstrators on Tuesday are expected to gather at post offices throughout the nation, including the Lincoln Avenue location in Pasadena, to demand an increase in funding for the U.S. Postal Service, as well as a stop to recently implemented “mail slowdown policies,” according to the American Postal Workers Union.The Pasadena rally is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the Matthew “Mack” Robinson Post Office, 600 Lincoln Avenue, the APWU said in a written statement.“Securing relief from the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis is part of our work to ensure the health and safety of postal workers and the long-term future of the Postal Service,” according to an APWU statement.“The Postal Service could run out of money by the end of the summer. But instead of backing our public Postal Service, the Trump administration is trying to leverage the crisis to sacrifice our public Postal Service at the altar of private profit,” the statement said. “It is vital that we put maximum pressure on our Congress members — the people WE elect — to #SaveThePostOffice.”The union said it had two primary demands of elected officials and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. They were a $25 billion infusion of support for the USPS, and that officials “Stop and reverse the mail slowdown policies introduced by Postmaster General DeJoy.”In the face of criticism and lawsuits from 20 states, DeJoy announced last week that he was halting some of the changes to the post office that critics argued could disrupt the November election, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, when unprecedented mail voting is expected, the Associated Press reported.DeJoy said he would “suspend” several recent changes by the agency, including the removal of mailboxes, and promised that “we will deliver the nation’s election mail on time,” according to the AP. Twenty states, including California, have sued over the changes at the Postal Service.Similar rallies were held at other U.S. Post Office locations around the nation on Saturday.A listing of planned APWU demonstrations planned Tuesday is available online at apwu.org/aug25. Subscribe Make a comment Community News HerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Postal Workers Set to Stage Demonstrations Around the Country, Including One in Pasadena By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, August 24, 2020 | 2:04 pm Top of the News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Caltech Professor to Share Insights on Artificial Intelligence

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Signs That Your Ex May Still Want You BackHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Subscribe Yisong Yue, Caltech professor of computing and mathematical sciences, pictured in an undated photo provided by Caltech.With the necessary technological precursors now in place, the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence promises to reshape countless aspects of the world as we know it, according to Caltech Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences Yisong Yue.Yue’s inviting the community to join in an online lecture Wednesday to share a bit about what he’s learned in recent years, and where the technology may be headed.The free lecture is part of Caltech’s Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series and will be held at 5 p.m. via Zoom.“I have been studying various aspects of machine learning and artificial intelligence, in particular, now that the technology has been maturing,” Yue said. “How do we identify, expose, characterize and then address all the challenges related to getting machine learning deployed and working in various real-world settings that arise in the sciences and the engineering?”At the Watson lecture, Yue said he was looking forward to chatting with the public “about some of the lessons that I’ve learned. Some of those are success stories and some are the challenges that remain in this quest.”Both computing power and data collection have advanced to levels capable of supporting meaningful A.I., he said.And the third one is, of course, better algorithm and better and better approaches,” according to Yue. “That’s really my bread and butter. That’s the part that I help out with the most: new software designs and algorithms to address these new modalities that people want to apply machine learning, artificial intelligence to.”Yue said he expected to see some major developments in the field in the near future.“It’s a long path from basic science to what ends up being a sustainable commercial enterprise. That long path is part of what makes it hard to predict,” he said. “But I’m very optimistic that in the next 10 to 20 years, we’ll see some things that are very unexpected.”At its core, A.I. focuses on teaching machines to think for themselves in order to solve problems for humans, Yue explained.“Rather than having a human figure out every little detail by hand, the A.I. would just do it automatically from collecting lots of data,” he said.At Caltech’s Center for Autonomous Systems and Technology lab, or CAST, for example, scientists have applied A.I. to design new types of robotics controllers, Yue said.Robots in the past are, for lack of a better term, robotic,” he said. “They’re rigid and not flexible. And one of the reasons why they’re rigid and not flexible is because the way you write down the governing models are just so approximate that you can’t do anything flexible. And so A.I. gives an opportunity to be able to very cost-effectively build these flexible models for robotics that were not possible before.”Potential applications are limited only by the imagination, from swarms of drones working as teams to deliver packages or extinguish fires, to new ways to develop materials, to self-driving cars and other autonomous vehicles, he said. “I think that in the foreseeable future, every field will be impacted by A.I.”But like with any new and powerful technology, there are ethical considerations that will need to be addressed, in addition to scientific ones.“I think it’s important to recognize that whenever we have a transformative technology, it can both be used for good and be misused for harm,” Yue said. “If you make it really cheap to design new materials, you can make it really cheap to design new bioweapons, potentially.”“These technologies are very transformative and I’m very excited about their potential, but I think it’s important to recognize that as we think about the transformative potential of these technologies and we understand how they may be used for harm and we try to figure out a solution as a society,” he said. “Understanding how an A.I. system can be misused or can make mistakes, and just having a better understanding of how A.I. works, is going to be beneficial for everyone.”Those interested in participating in Wednesday’s online lecture are asked to register online at caltech.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rnALVguDQxyKTvh9X9xdUQ. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Science and Technology Caltech Professor to Share Insights on Artificial Intelligence By JOEY REAMS and BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, January 11, 2021 | 3:53 pm Top of the News More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Business News 64 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

Rasmussen College to Offer Master’s Degrees for Under $10,000

first_img Pinterest Rasmussen College to Offer Master’s Degrees for Under $10,000 By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Twitter Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  Previous articleFibocom präsentiert erstklassiges, kommerziell nutzbares nuSIM-Modul für das IoTNext articleTX Lottery Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced new, lower tuition prices for all of its online Master’s degree programs. Qualified students will be able to take any Master’s degree program at Rasmussen College for under $10,000 beginning April 2021 and into the future. Rasmussen College will be the first institution to have a full portfolio of Master’s degree programs available for under $10,000. “Rasmussen College is embracing the dynamic shifts in higher education driven by COVID-19 and other marketplace factors,” said Dr. Ann Leja, interim president, Rasmussen College. “Offering master’s programs for under $10,000 allows students greater access to graduate degrees with less financial burden. It is one more way we can support our students every step of their educational journey.” By lowering the price of all Master’s degrees to under $10,000, the College is reducing tuition by as much as 50 to 62 percent. This effort is designed to help encourage economic rebound through education by allowing affordable access to a full portfolio of Master’s degree programs. Rasmussen College is helping students return to school or start their master’s program sooner by providing high-quality education at an affordable price. “Rasmussen College is a leader in providing flexible and affordable graduate education with this new competitive pricing model,” said Dr. Joy Henrich, dean of Graduate Education, Rasmussen College. “Our master’s programs are designed for busy working adults and priced to make a high quality graduate education more accessible. Students enrolling in one of our Master’s degree programs can also leverage their previous experience with competency-based education (CBE), which allows them to quickly move through what they already know and focus on new material.” Rasmussen College’s Master’s degree program offerings include:Master of Business AdministrationMaster of Human Resource ManagementMaster of Healthcare AdministrationMaster of Public HealthMaster of Science in NursingMaster of Science in Data Science For more information about Rasmussen College and its Master’s degree programs now available for under $10,000, please visit https://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/masters/. ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE: Rasmussen College, LLC is a private college regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is dedicated to meeting the evolving needs of our diverse communities through in-demand, flexible, accessible and affordable educational programs. A pioneer in career-focused education since 1900, the College leads advancements in innovations such as employer-led and expert-designed curriculum and comprehensive student support services to help working adults advance their educations. Additionally, Rasmussen College is a nationwide leader in competency-based education. Rasmussen College offers undergraduate and graduate programs online and across its 23 Midwest and Florida campuses. The College encourages its students, faculty and staff to strive for academic excellence, community enrichment and service to the public good. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit rasmussen.edu. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005819/en/ CONTACT: Molly Andersen Office: 952.844.5647 Mobile: 903.920.4366 Email:[email protected] KEYWORD: MINNESOTA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: UNIVERSITY EDUCATION SOURCE: Rasmussen College, LLC Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 11:15 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 11:16 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005819/en WhatsApp Facebook Local NewsBusiness Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Survey Examines Customer Satisfaction With Mortgage Servicers

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. About Author: Krista F. Brock The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago J.D. Power mortgage servicing Primary Mortgage Servicer Satisfaction Study 2020-08-02 David Wharton Previous: HUD’s Carson Discusses End of AFFH Rule Next: Single-Family Rental: Opportunity for Sale? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago August 2, 2020 1,294 Views Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News, Servicing Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: J.D. Power mortgage servicing Primary Mortgage Servicer Satisfaction Study Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily While the average customer satisfaction for mortgage servicers is up from last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted some weak spots, according to J.D. Power, which has released its latest Primary Mortgage Servicer Satisfaction Study.J.D. Power did acknowledge that in the current environment of record low mortgage rates, record high unemployment, and rising delinquencies, “servicers have been put to the test.”The survey found room for improvement in communication and digital offerings. When customers are at-risk, they are more likely to place a phone call to their mortgage servicer, according to J.D. Power. In the past 12 months, 44% of at-risk borrowers have reached out to their servicer by phone, compared to 25% of low-risk borrowers.In the current environment of high unemployment, forbearance, and financial distress, servicers can expect high call volumes, a pressure that was further exacerbated this spring with “call centers already dealing with work-at-home limitations,” J.D. Power noted.When borrowers do reach out to their servicer by phone, they report having difficulty reaching a “live agent,” according to the survey. About 19% of survey respondents reported this as an issue, which drove down their overall satisfaction by 261 points on the 1,000-point scale J.D. Power uses.While call centers may be experiencing heavier than normal volumes during the pandemic, websites could help to resolve some customer questions. However, they seem to falling short. More than 60% of borrowers report first turning to their servicer’s website, but only 28% report being able to resolve their issue on the website. Of those who were unable to resolve their issue on the website, 45% said they had to call and speak with a representative to solve their problem.In general, survey findings support a balanced, proactive approach to customer communication. About 40% of customers said they received no proactive communication from their lender, while 29% said they received at least 11 communications over the course of a year. Both of these extremes can lead to a lower satisfaction score.Those who received three to four communications per year seemed to be the most satisfied, although this was just a small share of customers at just 8%, according to the survey.Of the servicers observed, Quicken Loans ranked highest for the seventh year in a row, followed by Regions Mortgage and Huntington National Bank.“The COVID-19 pandemic has really amplified the gaps in customer satisfaction, digital experience and call center experience that have been a challenge for mortgage servicers for some time,” said Jim Houston, Director of Consumer Lending Intelligence at J.D. Power.He added: “At a time when the need for streamlined, effective digital guidance and proactive outreach and counsel is more important than ever, mortgage customers aren’t finding the answers they need online, pushing them onto long customer service queues in call centers and leaving them to hunt for answers on how best to address their challenges.”The average servicer satisfaction score in the latest survey was 781 out of a possible 1,000 points. Home / Daily Dose / Survey Examines Customer Satisfaction With Mortgage Servicers Survey Examines Customer Satisfaction With Mortgage Servicerslast_img read more

Managing A Construction Project Is Not Within The Jurisdiction: Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Of Customers Of A NOIDA Project

first_imgNews UpdatesManaging A Construction Project Is Not Within The Jurisdiction: Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Of Customers Of A NOIDA Project LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK7 Jan 2021 10:16 PMShare This – x Managing a construction project is not within the jurisdiction of the court, the Supreme Court observed while declining to entertain a writ petition filed by 25 customers of a construction project.The petitioners sought a direction for the revival of the project or refund of the money, and a court monitored probe in the matter. Taking note of the prayers made, the bench headed by Justice…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login Managing a construction project is not within the jurisdiction of the court, the Supreme Court observed while declining to entertain a writ petition filed by 25 customers of a construction project.The petitioners sought a direction for the revival of the project or refund of the money, and a court monitored probe in the matter. Taking note of the prayers made, the bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud observed:”Essentially, the writ petition requires the Court to step into the construction project and to ensure that it is duly completed. This would be beyond the remit and competence of the Court under Article 32. Managing a construction project is not within the jurisdiction of the court.”The court observed that several provisions of law confer statutory rights on purchasers of real estate and invest them with remedies enforceable at law. “These include the Consumer Protection Act 1986, the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act 2016 and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016. Parliament has enacted a statutory regime to protect the rights of purchasers of real estate and created fora which are entrusted with decision making authority”, the bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjeev Khanna added. While dismissing the plea, the bench further observed:”A decision of a public authority which is entrusted with a public duty is amenable to judicial review. But it is quite another hypothesis to postulate that the decision making authority should be taken over by the court. The latter is impermissible. It would be inappropriate for this Court to assume the jurisdiction to supervise the due completion of a construction project especially in facts such as those presented in the present case. This will inevitably draw the court into the day to day supervision of the project, including financing, permissions and execution something which lies beyond the ken of judicial review and the competence of the court. The court must confine itself to its core competencies which consist in the adjudication of disputes amenable to the application of legal standards.”CASE: SHELLY LAL vs. UNION OF INDIA [Writ Petition(s)(Civil) No(s).1390/2020]CORAM: Justices DY Chandrachud, Indira Banerjee and Sanjeev KhannaCOUNSEL: Adv Shikhil Suri, AOR Shiv Kumar SuriCITATION: LL 2021 SC 10Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Council workers prepared to strike if forced to transfer to Irish Water

first_img Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – March 10, 2021 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Previous article8 further Covid related deaths and additional 147 cases in NorthNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday March 10th News Highland A trade union is warning that local authority workers are prepared to strike, if they are forcibly transferred to Irish Water.SIPTU says crucial talks with the government, Irish Water and Trade Unions will take place in the coming weeks.In a statement the union says workers are prepared to take swift action if a forced transfer to the utility takes place. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Council workers prepared to strike if forced to transfer to Irish Waterlast_img read more