Feds unheralded 102B rainy day fund kept for the improbable like cyberattacks

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal government committed hundreds of millions of dollars in its recent budget to help reinforce Canada’s cyber defences — but if the effort fails to prevent a major attack, Ottawa can always turn to its little-known $102-billion emergency stash.The rainy day fund of highly liquid assets is available to keep the government running for at least a month should the country ever find itself confronted by a severe crisis, such as a cyberattack that impairs access to financial markets.The assets are held in what the government calls its “prudential liquidity plan,” part of which can be compared to a chequing account that offers Ottawa quick access to the funds, if necessary.A recently released briefing note for Finance Minister Bill Morneau explained details about the unheralded plan.“Canada holds liquidity reserves as a hedge against highly unlikely but potentially disruptive stress events,” said the August 2017 memo, obtained by The Canadian Press via the Access to Information Act.“The (prudential liquidity plan) framework ensures that the government holds sufficient high quality liquid assets to cover a ‘survival horizon’ of at least one month.”The nest egg’s contents are made up of about $2 billion worth of cash balances at the Bank of Canada; $10 billion in cash balances that are auctioned off to financial institutions for durations of typically less than one week so they generate returns; a callable demand deposit of $20 billion at the Bank of Canada; and about $70 billion of foreign reserve assets from Ottawa’s exchange fund account.In last month’s budget, the government earmarked $507.7 million over five years to strengthen the country’s protections and response capabilities in the event of an cyberattack. The investments will support a new national cybersecurity strategy, a new Canadian Centre for Cyber Security and the creation of a national cybercrime co-ordination unit by the RCMP.Morneau’s plan also dedicated $2.2 billion over six years to improve the government’s IT services and infrastructure, an investment that includes support for efforts to proactively address cybersecurity threats.“Cyberattacks are becoming more pervasive, increasingly sophisticated and ever more effective,” Morneau’s budget said.“Successful cyberattacks have the potential to expose the private information of Canadians, cost Canadian businesses millions of dollars, and potentially put Canada’s critical infrastructure networks at risk.”The Bank of Canada has also issued warnings about cyber threats. It has said the country’s interconnected banks are vulnerable to a cascading series of attacks, something that could undermine broad confidence in the financial system.The central bank’s governor, Stephen Poloz, has described a severe cyberattack as his worst nightmare. Poloz has said he struggles to even imagine what such an event — and the extent of the resulting damage — might look like.Canada has long maintained a liquidity management framework but, after the events surrounding the financial crisis of 2008, prudential liquidity was highlighted as a key issue, especially for financial institutions.Ottawa decided it was important for the government too and introduced the current framework in its 2011 budget. The government calibrated its one-month target to be similar to international guidelines for large banks that followed the financial crisis.The briefing note to Morneau outlined two objectives of the prudential liquidity plan.The first is to ensure the government can continue operations and meet its payment obligations, even during stress events. The second objective for the plan is that its existence is intended to support market confidence in the government’s debt program.The Finance Department recently completed a comprehensive review of the prudential liquidity plan to ensure it held enough liquidity to cover appropriate government liabilities for at least a month, the briefing note said.Since the federal plan was implemented, the document said provinces, including Ontario and Quebec, have formalized their own liquidity reserves. Other countries, including the United States, maintain similar prudential liquidity reserves, it said.J.P. Koning, a financial writer and monetary policy watcher, has written about Ottawa’s prudential liquidity plan. He says having the plan isn’t harmful for the government but he questions whether it’s needed since Ottawa could always seek extra funds once a crisis occurs.“It seems like perhaps it might be a bit of a waste of time and resources,” said the former banker, who offered one possible explanation.“After the credit crisis, a lot of paranoia set in.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

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Judge orders Facebook to turn over records on data privacy

DOVER, Del. — A Delaware judge is ordering Facebook to turn over internal records regarding data privacy and access to user data.Thursday’s ruling involves an investor lawsuit seeking company records to investigate potential wrongdoing and mismanagement by Facebook directors regarding data privacy breaches.The lawsuit followed reports that the data of more than 50 million Facebook users had been misappropriated without their knowledge by British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica in 2015. At the time of the Cambridge Analytica breach, Facebook was subject to a consent decree involving the Federal Trade Commission’s determination that its data privacy measures were not adequate.The judge rejected Facebook’s argument that the plaintiffs had not stated a proper purpose for inspecting company records or demonstrated a credible basis to infer that board directors breached their duties.Randall Chase, The Associated Press read more

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Plight of urban poor spotlighted by Ban Kimoon in message to UN

16 April 2007Observing that this year half the world’s population lives in towns and cities for the first time in history, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for more efforts to mitigate the plight of the urban poor, who are among the most vulnerable to climate change. “Urban poverty should be unacceptable in the new urban era,” especially given that the number of slum dwellers is expected to reach one billion during 2007, Mr. Ban said in a message to the 21st session of the Governing Council of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) in Nairobi, Kenya.In the message, read by Inga Bjork-Klevby, UN-HABITAT’s Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Ban called for the international community’s support to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of improving the lives of 100 million slum residents by 2020, since “failure would risk massive social exclusion, with national and international repercussions.”He also noted that while cities – which consume approximately 75 per cent of global energy and emit 80 per cent of greenhouse gases – cause much environmental damage, the urban poor is rendered helpless by natural disasters, made more frequent by climate change patterns, because they tend to live in unsafe places prone to ruin.The Secretary-General said that he witnessed this problem first-hand on a visit to the Kibera slum in Nairobi, where slum dwellers, despite having resources, had no access to affordable credit, and where banks have funds but no means to lend money to the poor.“I have the clear sense that time is not on our side,” Mr. Ban noted.The meeting of UN-HABITAT, the UN agency that seeks to achieve sustainable development of human settlements, will conclude on 20 April. read more

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Construction to begin early on William Thomason Byway extension

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (WTVQ) – Western extension of the existing William Thomason Byway in Leitchfield is set to begin in early 2020 thanks to private and public contributions.By connecting U.S. 62 and KY 54 to KY 259 and the Western Kentucky Parkway, the extension will decrease the need for trucks and other large equipment to navigate tight turns and downtowns Main Street roundabout.- Advertisement – The project is also expected to reduce the number of crashes on U.S. 62 and KY 54 and enhance pedestrian safety by rerouting commercial vehicles around high-congestion areas.The bypass extension will offer access to approximately 330 acres of undeveloped land for future economic growth, while providing more efficient routes for local industrial facilities, Grayson County High School, and Lawler Elementary School. The project will also remove the at-grade railroad crossing on Quarry Road.The right of way phase is estimated to cost $5.8 million.Related Article: Two injured, one airlifted in Muhlenberg Co. crashOnce complete, the two-lane byway will feature 12-foot driving lanes and eight-foot shoulders. read more

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Salah on list of nominees for African player of year

CAIRO — Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been put on a list of 34 players in the running for the African player of the year award.The Egypt international won the award last year.Other big-name nominees announced by the Confederation of African Football include Sadio Mane of Senegal, Alex Iwobi of Nigeria, Mehdi Benatia of Morocco, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon and Riyad Mahrez of Algeria.Madagascar striker Faneva Ima Andriatsima was also nominated and is a long-shot after his goals helped his country qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, its first major tournament.The list will be cut to three finalists and the winner will be announced on Jan. 8 in Dakar, Senegal.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

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Tatran want SEHA trophy Verkic Small thing will be decisive

gazprom handballSEHA handballSvetislav Verkictatran Slovakian Tatran Presov have finished the regular part of the season at SEHA GAZPROM South Stream League at the first place. Goalkeeper Svetislav Verkic stronly believes that his team have chances to win the SEHA F4 in Novi Sad next weekend:– I am more than satisfied with our final score in SEHA this season. We’ve had some failures like the one against NEXE in Osijek, but on the other side we’ve played some fantastic matches in Skopje against Metalurg and Vardar, but also in Belarus against Meshkov – said Verkic and commented semi-final rival – Brest Meshkov:– Personally, I wanted them in semis. We love to play against them and I believe we can reach final over them. I think that we can win SEHA GSS this season. Vardar did that in Zagreb, then Zagreb made the same in Skopje, so it’s time for us. We have shown that we can play against all the rivals, doesn’t matter about the name and quality. Some small things will be decisive, as daily form and motivation.Serbian goalkeeper began his proffesional career in Novi Sad, where he played for Vojvodina, but also won Challenge Cup in 2001 with team from the suburb – Jugovic Kac.– Trophy in Novi Sad would be a crown of this season. I have a huge motivation to play at home in front of home fans. Handball fans from Novi Sad know handball very well. I hope that they will recognize importance of SEHA F4 event and come to watch the best regional handball. Our goals in Slovakia are very clear. We want “double crown”. Club’s leaders are satisfied with our results in SEHA. We, on the other hand, don’t have too much chances to progress further in EHF Cup – concluded Verkic. ← Previous Story Goppingen interested in Kevynn Nyokas! Next Story → HSG Wetzlar plans: Balic sports director, Spiler and Zelenovic new forces? read more

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PLAY The Oscars Drinking Game on DailyEdgeie

first_imgfuckyeahannehathaway.tumblr.comSomeone refers to “The brave men and women…” of something in their acceptance speech.Shutterstock.comSomeone mispronounces Quvenzhané.Matt Sayles/AP/Press Association ImagesSomeone mentions Meryl Streep.Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS EntertainmentTarantino spits out his drink.  (Yes, we know there aren’t really drinks at the Oscars but we just had to show you this.)zap2it.comJennifer Lawrence says something vaguely inappropriate.John Shearer/AP/Press Association ImagesJennifer Lawrence says something overtly inappropriate.Chris Pizzello/AP/Press Association ImagesThe camera goes to George Clooney.YouTube/BBCSeth MacFarlane tells a joke that bombs.Someone thanks a Weinstein brother.John Shearer/AP/Press Association ImagesThe cast of Chicago challenges the cast of Les Mis to a duel in the middle of their performance celebrating ‘a decade of movie musicals’.If this happens, drink everything you have in the house.  Catherine Zeta Jones is about to take them down to Chinatown.So, enjoy the Oscars and make sure you keep an eye on DailyEdge.ie – we’ll be live blogging the Red Carpet through to the end of the awards themselves.11 Oscar speeches that will leave you an emotional wreck>Presenting the 2013 Oscar nominees… as re-enacted by a toddler> THE ACADEMY AWARDS are on this Sunday night, which can only mean one thing.It’s time for an Oscars drinking game.Obviously we at DailyEdge.ie don’t condone the over-consumption of alcohol, so we suggest you grab yourself some fizzy pop or a nice glass of water, and bunker down.  This is a marathon, not a sprint.The rules are simple: we’ll start on the red carpet then get to the main event.If you see any of the following, you must drink.An actress towers over Ryan Seacrest.Matt Sayles/AP/Press Association ImagesGiuliana tells someone they look stunning.YouTube/EEntertainmentSomeone’s look is referred to as a “tribute to old Hollywood”.Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association ImagesA major celebrity arrives at the last minute and Ryan and Giuliana desperately try to grab them just before the awards start.Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association ImagesAdele says “OH MA GAWD” before delivering her acceptance speech.John Shearer/AP/Press Association ImagesSomeone says “I know I’ve forgotten someone…”Featureflash / Shutterstock.comTommy Lee Jones looks unimpressed.YouTube/TEX18080Ann Hathaway wins and is breathlessly, earnestly shocked.last_img read more

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A look inside the SpaceX Dragon capsule

first_imgWhen NASA announced its plans to retire the aging fleet of space shuttles that were responsible for all American space travel, private companies scrambled to create an inexpensive vehicle that would fill the void and be able to make supply runs to the International Space Station. Of all the bids received, NASA chose the Dragon space-capsule, the brainchild of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation or SpaceX for short. Now, with the first launch of the Dragon happening soon, SpaceX has decided to give us a glimpse into its space-vehicle via an interactive 3D presentation on its website.Created by former Geek.com contributor Josh Korwin through the company Picturebubbles, the Dragon has been brought to life so that you can get a look at the inside of the vehicle in its various configurations. This was no small feat since the area that Korwin had to work with was barely large enough to allow a person to take images while standing up, let alone the types of shots necessary for stitching together into a seamless experience. Nevertheless, Korwin did a great job giving us an idea of what the capsule looks like on the inside.Comprised of three main components, the Dragon is a lesson in simplicity. To protect the vehicle during launch it has an aerodynamic nosecone, which sits atop the actual spacecraft. This area can house a combination of crew and equipment for travel to the ISS, as well as a service section that holds instruments and the ever-important parachute system. Last but not least is the trunk assembly, where unpressurized equipment can be placed.SpaceX has contracted with NASA to make twelve trips total to the ISS, but has yet to launch the first journey. Originally the Dragon was to make its maiden voyage last November, but that got pushed back to this February. Unfortunately, the launch has been delayed again due to further engineering work being required. No new launch date has been set yet. Hopefully the Dragon can take to the skies soon! You can take a look at the panoramic view of the Dragon capsule by going to the SpaceX site, make sure to pan around with your mouse to get the full effect.More at the LA Times and PictureBubbleslast_img read more

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11 believe staff save enough for retirement

first_imgJust over one in 10 (11%) respondents believe their employees are saving enough for retirement, according to research by Wealth at Work.Its study, which surveyed 94 employers, also found that 40% of respondents do not offer their workforce financial education around the options available to them under the pension freedoms, which came into effect in April 2015.The research also found:Around a third (32%) of respondents do not give their staff access to the pension flexibilities through their pension scheme at retirement.Just over a quarter (26%) of respondents do not allow employees to take any money from their pension from the age of 55 while they are still working for the organisation.43% still default their employees to an annuity-tracked glide path.Jonathan Watts-Lay (pictured), a director t Wealth at Work, said: “This is pretty alarming given the significant fall in annuity purchase over the last 18 months. In the new world of freedom and choice, in pensions, an annuity-tracked glide path might not be the most suitable option and it may leave many on an investment route which is not correctly aligned to their retirement plans. This could potentially result in a reduced income at retirement.“It is crucial that employers provide financial education about the different options available in order for employees to make appropriate selections to help optimise income at retirement.“It is deeply worrying that employers believe their employees are simply just not saving enough. There are also increasing numbers of employees auto-enrolling at levels which are almost certainly too low to provide sufficient savings for a secure retirement.”last_img read more

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National Hurricane Center director to leave for Weather Channel

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – The director of the National Hurricane Center is finding a new home outside of the Sunshine State.According to NHC Public Affairs Officer and Meteorologist Dennis Feltgen, Richard “Rick” Knabb, Ph. D., will accept a new position as on-air hurricane expert at The Weather Channel in Atlanta.Knabb has served as director of the NHC since June of 2012, and his last day in Miami will be on May 12.“I want to personally thank Rick for championing innovation at the National Hurricane Center during his five-year tenure as director,” said Director of the National Weather Service, Louis W. Uccellini in a news release. “Under his watch, NHC launched several new decision support tools to help America prepare for and respond to hurricane threats.”Knabb will begin work in Atlanta on May 15 but not before participating in the National Hurricane Conference and the NOAA Hurricane Awareness Tour.“I will forever be grateful to the entire staff of talented public servants at the National Hurricane Center for their dedication, professionalism and teamwork,” said Knabb in a news release. “They will continue to accomplish great things together with our many colleagues throughout the National Weather Service and NOAA, and with our diverse partners in emergency management, disaster safety, media, academia, and the international community.”Knabb added that this move does not waver his determination in bringing the public the best possible news on future hurricanes. “I am as determined as ever to help prepare the nation in advance and to keep the public safe and resilient when the next hurricane strikes.” last_img read more

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Uber CEO says its been a tough day on the stock market

first_img Share your voice Uber’s IPO filing dishes on frenemies, synergies and #DeleteUber Uber’s IPO hits a speed bump in its first day on Wall Street Lyft posts big loss in first quarter as a publicly traded company 3 Lyft Uber Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sends an email to employees aiming to boost morale about the company’s poor stock market performance. James Martin/CNET After a disappointing stock market debut last Friday, Uber’s shares have steadily continued to fall in day two of trading.The ride-hailing company’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, sent an email to employees Monday morning aiming to address the issue head-on and boost morale, according to CNBC.”Like all periods of transition, there are ups and downs,” Khosrowshahi wrote, according to CNBC. “Obviously our stock did not trade as well as we had hoped post-IPO. Today is another tough day in the market, and I expect the same as it relates to our stock.”Uber’s initial public offering opened at $42 a share on Friday morning, which was $3 lower than its preopen price of $45. Throughout that first day of trading, it didn’t get much better. By market’s close, the company’s shares were at $41, down nearly 8%. On Monday, things got even worse. Trading opened at $38 per share and by midday, Uber’s stock was down roughly 20% to $36 a share.It’s unusual for such a well-known tech company, flush with investor funding, to do so poorly with its stock market debut. One of the only other major Silicon Valley companies that could compare is Facebook, which went public in 2012 and closed its first day of trading up just 1% over its preopen price. The social media company’s shares plummeted the weeks after its IPO.In his note to Uber employees, Khosrowshahi references Facebook’s rough start and then its rebound as a public company.”Remember that the Facebook and Amazon post-IPO trading was incredibly difficult for those companies. And look at how they have delivered since,” Khosrowshahi wrote. “Our road will be the same. Sentiment does not change overnight, and I expect some tough public market times over the coming months. But we have all the capital we need to demonstrate a path to improved margins and profits.” One of the reasons investors may be uneasy about Uber is the fact that it’s never been profitable and may never be. In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission last month, the company wrote, “We expect our operating expenses to increase significantly in the foreseeable future, and we may not achieve profitability.” Ride-hailing IPO woes 0:47 Tags Uber rings in its IPO Comments Uber rival Lyft is having similar problems. Lyft also said it has an issue with becoming profitable and it too is seeing poor stock performance. Lyft went public in March of this year and, despite having a positive first day of trading, its shares have plunged in the weeks since. Lyft’s preopen share price was $72 and it closed its first day at $78, but as of Monday, its shares are down roughly 39% to $47.Khosrowshahi said in his email that he’ll discuss the company’s IPO further during Uber’s all-hands meeting on Tuesday. Despite what the stock market is doing, the CEO said he remains positive.”During times of negative market sentiment, the pessimistic voices get louder, and the optimistic voices pull back,” he wrote. “We will not be able to control timing, but we will be able to control the outcome. We will be judged long-term on our performance, and I welcome that. It’s all in our hands.”Uber didn’t return request for comment. Now playing: Watch this: Mobile Tech Industry Roadshow Stock Marketlast_img read more

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Creating opportunities for tourism

first_imgAccording to an official at the ministry of tourism, a proposal regarding this was cleared by Mahesh Sharma, the Minister of State for Tourism and Culture recently. Some of the world heritage sites recognised by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), like the highly visited Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and monuments in Khajuraho had free entry, the official said. Salar Jung Museum of Hyderabad along with a few other museums welcomed visitors without entry tickets. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This was not be applicable in the state of Bihar, the official said. The minister had earlier said that India would also announce the setting up of a medical and wellness board to facilitate foreign tourists for availing quality healthcare services in the country.The union tourism ministry in July said the Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India have registered a 1.8 per cent growth compared to June last year, with the US contributing the highest number of tourists.September 27 has been globally recognised by the UN as World Tourism Day since 1980.With this year’s theme of ‘One billion tourists, one billion opportunities’, the World Tourism Day 2015 emphasised the impact of the sector on economic growth, job creation and development, according to the UN World Tourism Organisation.last_img read more

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first_img TomoHD by Tomotherapy Inc. November 24, 2009 – Radiation therapy treatment times can be reduced by up to 66 percent when using tomotherapy advanced radiation delivery techniques. These findings, from the study “Dynamic Jaws and Dynamic Couch in Helical TomoTherapy,” were published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics (the Red Journal) on November 11, 2009. The researcher team, led by Dr. Florian Sterzing of the department of radiation oncology, University Clinic Heidelberg, set out to explore the benefits of the Advanced TomoTherapy Delivery Technique. This delivery technique relies on a dynamic collimator that can automatically adjust the size of the radiation beam to optimize dosage at the target and spare surrounding healthy tissue. Another key component is the patient-positioning couch that can be designed to accelerate treatment time by moving faster between target tumors or in those areas that do not require high doses of radiation. The study concluded that with the combination of these two research advancements, they were able to develop treatment plans that indicated significantly shortened treatment times and improved quality of the treatment plan.”Our experience treating patients with TomoTherapy led us to believe that the techniques we explored in our research could result in more accurate and faster treatments,” said Dr. Sterzing. “While we limited our study to nasopharyngeal cancer applications, we believe that these techniques also would have great value in treating cancers throughout the body, particularly cancers of the prostate and those involving multiple metastases.”Tomotherapy Inc. launched the TomoHD treatment system the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) earlier this month. 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Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Cardio-oncology | July 29, 2019 Statins Reduce Stroke, Cardiovascular Risk in Cancer Patients Following Radiation Cancer patients taking cholesterol-lowering statin medication following radiation therapy of the chest, neck or head… read morelast_img read more

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ARMCO Selects Phil McCall to be New COO

first_img Share in Headlines, News, Technology May 8, 2015 498 Views ARMCO Selects Phil McCall to be New COOcenter_img Aces Risk Management Mortgage Lenders and Servicers Web-based Audit Technology 2015-05-08 Staff Writer ACES Risk Management (ARMCO) has hired mortgage quality control expert Phil McCall as its new COO. ARMCO provides Web-based audit technology as well as data and analytics to mortgage lenders, servicers, investors, and outsourcing professionals.“As COO, my goals are to guide ARMCO through this next phase of growth and to help expand the services designed to position mortgage quality control professionals for proactive problem resolution,” McCall said.With more than 20 years’ experience, McCall has knowledge in quality control, loan origination and underwriting, mortgage fraud, loss and litigation, and real estate-based transactions. He will be responsible for leading the company toward maximizing ‘big data’ benefits in ACES Web Audit Technology.“Big data is going to be one of the key themes in 2015 from a mortgage quality control and regulatory compliance perspective,” said Avi Naider, chairman and CEO for ARMCO. “Phil McCall’s extensive background in QC and underwriting is an asset to ARMCO and will aid us in continuing to refine our ACES quality control software and compliance technology so that our customers can leverage big data to its maximum benefit.”McCall was the COO for forensic loan auditing and loan data verification provider IMARC before joining ARMCO. He has also held three executive positions with private mortgage banking firms and served as a liaison between the firms and was also an active seller/servicer for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.“I’ve been familiar with ARMCO and its executive leadership for a number of years,” McCall said. “With the heightened emphasis from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the GSEs regarding risk management and quality control, I have seen ARMCO make the necessary enhancements to the ACES software to meet the increased demands in the market.”last_img read more

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nothing has been done to bring him to book for his acts that resulted in such huge loss of lives, On Sunday, the CBN boss refused to submit the apex bank’s annual budget estimate to the National Assembly for legislative scrutiny as provided for by law.

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