Women in Training for Epic Remembrance Expedition

first_img  107 total views,  3 views today Tagged with: Celebrity Events The Royal British Legion Howard Lake | 10 September 2010 | News  108 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Women in Training for Epic Remembrance Expedition Advertisement Former British Olympic gymnast Suzanne Dando leads a team of eight women – including heroic Royal Navy medic Kate Nesbitt MC, one of only two women to receive the Military Cross; Jo Salter, the RAF’s first female fast jet fighter pilot; and Moira Cameron, the first female Beefeater, as they march up Primrose Hill today in training for an epic fundraising expedition across the Pyrenees.They will follow Le Chemin de la Liberte, a treacherous route taken by legendary WWII French Resistance fighter and SOE agent Nancy Wake as she escaped the Gestapo en route to Spain.The Remembrance Expedition will raise £100,000 for The Royal British Legion’s care of injured Armed Forces personnel. The team also includes Olympic yachtswoman Lt Cdr Penny Clark and Atlantic rower Sally Kettle.New Zealand-born Nancy Wake, 98, worked for both the French Resistance and Britain’s secretive Special Operations Executive. The most highly decorated woman in WWII, she topped the Gestapo’s “most wanted list” under the codename “White Mouse” with a five million franc bounty upon her head.Forced to flee France, she fled across the Pyrenees to Spain – the route being undertaken by Dando’s team took her six attempts to conquer.She was parachuted back into France as an SOE agent, where her 7,000 maquisards made life difficult for the Germans prior to D-Day, inflicting 1,400 casualties while taking 100 themselves.The athletic Remembrance Expedition women set off in a few days’ time to traverse the most hazardous trans-Pyrenees escape route of World War II to honour her contribution and raise funds for the Legion.“We’re delighted at the prospect of supporting the Legion’s work while paying respect to such a remarkable woman,” says Dando.Please help Suzanne and her team smash their fundraising target by donating here: https://www.bmycharity.com/V2/remembranceexpeditionlast_img read more

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Justice for Samuel Harrell!

first_imgA “beat-up squad” of up to 20 prison guards killed Samuel Harrell on April 21 at Fishkill Correctional Facility in Beacon, N.Y., charge his family and community supporters. They are seeking justice for this 30-year-old African-American prisoner.No charges have yet been filed against any officers involved in this atrocity. No guard has even been suspended or put on leave. The “beat-up squad” members are still on the job.Members of “Hudson Valley Black Lives Matter,” along with other area residents, marched with Harrell’s relatives to the office of Dutchess County District Attorney William Grady in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Aug. 27 to demand the arrest, indictment and conviction of those responsible for Harrell’s death.Demonstrators held a banner saying “#Justice for Samuel Harrell” and blocked traffic. Some held signs naming DA Grady and guards implicated in the assault. A rally was held across from Grady’s office. Some protesters circled the building while others blocked the entrance.Diane Harrell, the slain prisoner’s spouse, said: “Sam was murdered by a group of men who used their positions of power in the prison to act out their rage. I cannot bear the thought of my husband’s last few minutes of life. I know he felt excruciating pain. I can promise that we will not rest until there is justice for Sam.”And Margaret Kwateng of the Hudson Valley BLM, which organized the demonstration, stressed, “What is left to investigate? … If Bill Grady doesn’t press homicide charges, he will not only be condoning the continued terrorizing of current inmates at the hands of a known gang of violent corrections officers, but condoning racist violence in prisons in general.” (Huffington Post, Aug. 27)Natajah Roberts of “Citizen Action New York” said: “Many inmates who saw [Harrell’s killing] have been threatened … put in solitary and … told not to say anything about what they saw. We are here to demand justice and specifically to demand that the DA file homicide charges.” (Radio station WAMC, Aug. 28)After the demonstration, Grady announced that his office will investigate Harrell’s death together with the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.Death ruled a ‘homicide’Harrell’s relatives say that his bipolar mental illness contributed to his confusion on April 21, when he mistakenly expected his family to pick him up to take him home. As he got ready to leave, guards attacked him. They claimed he had smoked synthetic marijuana and was behaving erratically.However, the Orange County medical examiner found cuts and bruises on Harnell’s body — and no illegal drugs in his system. His death was ruled a “homicide.” State prison officials have released little information about the fatal assault.The New York Times extensively investigated the massive attack on Harrell, reporting on Aug. 18 that he “was thrown to the floor and was handcuffed. As many as 20 officers — including members of a group known around the prison as the Beat-Up Squad — repeatedly kicked and punched Mr. Harrell … with some of them shouting racial slurs, according to more than a dozen inmate witnesses.”Edwin Pearson said, “Like he was a trampoline, they were jumping on him.” Inmates saw Harrell “thrown or dragged down a staircase.” One prisoner saw him lying on the landing, “bent in an impossible position.”Attorneys for Harrell’s family have received 19 affidavits and letters from inmate eyewitnesses. None state that Harrell fought back or even talked to his assailants. They name nine officers who participated in the attack and the ranking officer on duty at the time — Sgt. Joseph Guarino — who has often been sued for brutality.Inmates who saw the horrific beating have been put into solitary confinement and threatened with violence after speaking to Harrell’s lawyers, relatives or journalists.‘Pervasive culture of abuse’The blog of the Correctional Association of New York, a prisoner-advocacy group, cites its 2013 report documenting “harassment and provocation” in the building in which Harrell was killed. On Aug. 18, the website condemned “the pervasive culture of violence and abuse perpetrated by Department of Correction and Community Supervision and the attempted cover-up — this time at Fishkill. The homicide of 30-year-old Samuel Harrell on April 21 by Fishkill prison guards is a reminder that the entire prison system is out of control and irreparably broken.”Other revelations about brutality in New York state prisons have recently come to light. In June, when two prisoners escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., other inmates were put into solitary confinement and tortured by prison guards trying to extract information.These horrific incidents once again expose the intrinsically racist, oppressive and brutal system of mass incarceration. In demanding justice for Samuel Harrell and all victims of racist police violence, it is essential to call for the uprooting of the entire prison system. It is a cornerstone of the capitalist state, whose mission is to use force and violence to maintain capitalist exploitation of the working class.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Improving the Lending Process at ServiceMac

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Improving the Lending Process at ServiceMac Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Borrowers digital mortgage EXOS Technologies Lenders mortgage Service ServiceLink ServiceMac Previous: Fiserv First Data Could Generate $4B in Cash Flow Next: Delgado to CNBC: “We’re Not Ready” The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago January 16, 2019 2,912 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Borrowers digital mortgage EXOS Technologies Lenders mortgage Service ServiceLink ServiceMac 2019-01-16 Radhika Ojha Subscribe Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Cloud-based digital technologies are changing the way lenders and servicers interact with borrowers. From loan origination to servicing, technology—whether it’s via the web, mobile, voice, or even artificial intelligence—is being used to enhance the borrowing experience.One example is the EXOS Servicing platform from ServiceLink’s EXOS Technologies, which provides an intuitively designed, market-proven mobile app that offers digital touchpoints throughout the life of the loan. It is these features of the platform that led ServiceMac to choose the EXOS platform for its consumer digital solution.“As an innovative customer-focused company, we need digital solutions via web/mobile/voice/wearables that would elevate consumer satisfaction, provide a high level of self-service capabilities and the market maturity to understand the overall customer experience,” said Bob Caruso, President and CEO of ServiceMac. “We believe the EXOS platform will deliver on this strategy and we’re excited to work with EXOS to provide our omnichannel digital strategy.”ServiceMac provides technology, products, and services for the mortgage industry backed by personalized service and support. Its offerings comprise personalized solutions across the mortgage space along with enhanced security and customer satisfaction.Some of the features in the EXOS platform include real-time loan information for customers such as account status, statements, and payment information that can be accessed through the mobile or a wearable device. The platform was developed by EXOS Technologies which is a part of ServiceLink.“ServiceLink is focused on transforming consumers’ experiences and expectations around the digital mortgage process,” said Chris Azur, CEO of ServiceLink. “Our EXOS technology provides a new level of transparency and accessibility that will help ServiceMac engage its customers now and in the future. We are thrilled that ServiceMac chose EXOS Servicing as its consumer digital platform.”EXOS Technologies provides cloud-based digital technologies to real estate lenders and servicers. Its services include mobile apps, voice interaction, APIs, and Predictive Analysis. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Improving the Lending Process at ServiceMaclast_img read more

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