Moroccan ECommerce Outlet Hmizate Mall Makes Forbes Top 100 Startups in

By Hajar EL KahlaouiRabat – Kamal Reggad, founder and CEO of the Menaclick group (Hmizate and Hmall), has ranked on Forbes’s list of 100 most promising startups of the Arab World in 2017.Reggad was chosen for creating Hmizate Mall, a daily-deal e-commerce site launched in 2011 that offers discounts in restaurants, spas, cinemas, hotels, and other businesses in the big cities of Morocco. The site was voted the number one e-commerce site for two consecutive years and the best Moroccan innovating brand for the year of 2012. The Casablanca-based entrepreneur studied computer science and computer engineering and management in Northeastern University.Kamal is currently focused on building the e-commerce industry in Morocco, with a vision to change the way Moroccans shop. In June 2012, Kamal launched the first online marketplace in Morocco, Hmall.ma. With Hmizate Mall, Kamal works to provide thousands of merchants the opportunity to connect with consumers throughout the country.This year, Forbes compiled three lists to rank the brightest startups and investors in the Arab World.Fetchr, a GPS-based shipping based in the United Arab Emirates, is on the top of the list. Founded in 2012, the app offers fast delivery service anywhere in the Gulf country.Anghami, a Lebanese music streaming platform, is ranked second, providing unlimited music on-the-go on mobile.The Forbes list contains startups offering varied services, such as customized travel services, online payment processing solutions, and online hotel booking from around the Arab world. read more

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How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

U.S. stock indexes ticked closer to record heights on Tuesday, as oil prices gave back nearly half their day-earlier gains. Treasury yields fell as the Federal Reserve opened a two-day meeting where it’s expected to announce a second rate cut in as many months.On Tuesday:The S&P 500 rose 7.73 points, or 0.3%, to 3,005.69.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 33.98 points, or 0.1%, to 27,110.80.The Nasdaq gained 32.47 points, or 0.4%, to 8,186.02.The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks fell 6.31 points, or 0.4%, to 1,578.29.For the week:The S&P 500 is down 1.69 points, or 0.1%.The Dow is down 108.72 points, or 0.4%.The Nasdaq is up 9.30 points, or 0.1%.The Russell 2000 is up 0.15 points, or less than 0.1%.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 498.85 points, or 19.9%.The Dow is up 3,783.34 points, or 16.2%.The Nasdaq is up 1,550.74 points, or 23.4%.The Russell 2000 is up 229.73 points, or 17%.The Associated Press read more

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Ebola UN relief chief allocates 4 million to bolster aid deliveries in

Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, allocated $3.8 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to bolster UNHAS, as reduced commercial travel in the region has hindered the urgent deployment of healthcare personnel and supplies. This has severely affected the scale up of the urgent life-saving response to the Ebola outbreak in the region, says a press release from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which Ms. Amos heads.The funding will assist the World Food Programme (WFP), which runs UNHAS, to move humanitarian personnel, medical supplies and equipment, and other essential humanitarian cargo rapidly and efficiently to multiple remote locations within Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.“UNHAS is a vital service to the Ebola response. Non-governmental organizations, UN personnel and other responders will be able to use the service to travel and deliver supplies to people in need. The pilots, crew and support staff are a vital part of the response,” said Dr. David Nabarro, the Senior UN System Coordinator for Ebola.To date, humanitarian partners have received $7.6 million from CERF in support of their initial response to the Ebola outbreak in four countries, including emergency health care and food assistance: Guinea ($2.7 million), Liberia ($1.9 million), Nigeria ($1.5 million) and Sierra Leone ($1.5 million). The CERF was established in 2006 to help humanitarian agencies respond rapidly to new or deteriorating crises. UN Member States and observers, regional and local authorities, the private sector, foundations and individuals have contributed $3.6 billion to CERF. The Fund has disbursed almost $3.5 billion to help millions of people affected by crises in 88 countries, according to OCHA. read more

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Womens gymnastics No 19 Ohio State brings home a win against Rutgers

In the second rotation on uneven bars, freshman Olivia Aepli and Mattern led the tea, both scoring 9.825 to tie for first overall. Sophomore Kaitlyn Hoflland missed the stick, falling on the dismount to tally the team low-score of 8.875 for the night. The team gained momentum in the third rotation on balance beam earning a 48.900 for the event. Junior Taylor Harrison posted a 9.878 to take first for the event. The Buckeyes claimed a shutout for the meet, placing first in every event. Junior Alexis Matter earned a career-best for yet another meet in a row of 39.400 to take first for the all-around. “At first I felt bad because Janelle got hurt, so I never want to see my teammates hurt,” said Harrison. “But my coach asked me ‘So how do you feel about it?’ and I said ‘Oh, I’m so excited. I’m ready.’” The OSU women’s gymnastics team will travel to University Park next next Saturday, Feb 11 for a dual meet against Penn State. Junior Alexis Mattern takes her turn on the uneven bars at St. John Arena on Feb. 4. Credit: Megan Russell | Lantern reporter At the half point of the meet, the Buckeyes still held the lead over the Scarlet Knights with an overall score of 97.800. “I was happy with how the team responded,” Fagan said. “We had a couple of bad landings on vault and that can sometimes shake a team and their confidence, and we needed to make a couple of lineup changes towards the end, but they seemed to really handle it. Sometimes you have a mistake and everybody kind of folds, but this team was pretty mentally tough, so I’m happy overall.” In the fourth and final event, Mattern tied her career-high of 9.925 to earn first for floor. A last minute lineup change was made right before the start of the rotation where Harrison stepped in place of sophomore Janelle McClelland. “Today I had my teammates in front of me, I had my teammates behind me when I was going,” Mattern said. “So that really just gave me the strength and the positive energy to just go out and do the best that I could do.” Harrison posted a 9.750 on her first time on floor after being out all season for the event due to a preseason hip injury. The meet result in victory for the OSU women, but coach Carey Fagan said that she didn’t take the win for granted. The OSU women started strong on vault, tallying a 49.025. Mattern posted a 9.825 to place first overall for the event. The Ohio State women’s gymnastics team brought home a big win in their co-ed meet against Rutgers after a two-meet losing streak. For their third win of the season, the Buckeyes posted a final score of 195.775-194.300 over the Scarlet Knights. read more

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Birmingham Airport suspends all flights

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. All flights in an out of Birmingham Airport have been suspended following an air traffic control fault.The problem occurred on Sunday evening with dozens of flights affected and a number of aircraft diverted to other airports.Passengers were being advised to check flight departures and arrivals after the problem crippled the system that helps aircraft take off and land safely.A spokesman for the airport said: “We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience this is causing to our passengers.”Passengers were warned that flights could be affected until 10pm.more follows

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SGS and Snowden in minerals sector geometallurgy cooperation agreement

first_imgSGS and Snowden a Co-operation Agreement to provide an integrated geometallurgical methodology to the minerals sector. This solution aims to deliver to mining companies a better understanding of their orebodies by enhancing the technical data set through all the stages of orebody development.This collaboration is grounded in the complementary services offered globally by each company and combines market leading technical expertise, operational excellence and proven delivery mechanisms.The agreement will be managed on a non-exclusive basis and does not affect services currently provided independently by either firm.Snowden is a provider of consulting services, technology solutions and technical training to the mining and related sectors. Since inception in 1978, Snowden has grown a substantial global footprint with offices in Australia, South Africa, Canada, Brazil and the UK. It is a subsidiary of Downer EDI.SGS is a global market-leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognised as a global benchmark in quality and integrity. With over 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.last_img read more

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Ortega before EHF CL F4 kickoff To prevent easy goals…

Veszprem’s coach Antonio Carlos Ortega will be on the bench of his club for the second time in Cologne, less than his experienced colleagues from three other teams. However, the Spaniard learned some lessons from the last year event on which Hungarian best team finished fourth:– Crucial thing will be to prevent easy goals. Last year we received 14 goals and that was the reason for defeat against Kiel. I expect completely different match from the last one at the same place – said Antonio Carlos Ortega.Schedule:15:15 FC Barcelona – Vive Tauron Kielce 18:00 THW Kiel – MKB-MVM Veszprém  ← Previous Story Talant Dujshebaev before kick-off: My players are winners! Next Story → KING ŠARIĆ: FC Barcelona to fight for the title at EHF CL F4!

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Firefox Australis facelift takes shape in UX builds

first_imgThis summer, Mozilla’s Jared Wein posted his personal build of Firefox that featured an early version of the new Australis theme. That was five months ago now, and many Firefox fans have been wondering when the new design would finally be pushed to one of the browser’s mainstream builds. It still hasn’t happened, but it’s clear that Mozilla’s getting closer to landing the new theme.Mozilla coder Matthew Noorenberghe recently revealed that Australis is taking shape in the Firefox Nightly UX builds, which sits just outside the perimeter occupied by the standard-issue Firefox Nightly. Noorenberghe says that implementing Australis is one of the Foundation’s major goals for this quarter, so the push is on.So what’s taking so long? There are a ton of variables that need to be considered with a UI update for a cross-platform app like Firefox. Apart from making sure that Australis looks good on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems, Mozilla also has to optimize for different desktop configurations within those operating systems. On Windows, for example, Firefox needs to look just as good with Aero Glass turned on or off, or even with a high-contrast color scheme enabled.And all that tweaking has to be done while ensuring that the Australis redesign doesn’t negatively impact performance on any of these platforms. Mozilla’s been working incredibly hard to make sure that Firefox is as nimble, responsive, and powerful as its competitors and doesn’t want to take a step backward now. When the slick Australis UI finally arrives, it’ll be as a complement to an equally-slick Firefox — not as a visual distraction to take your mind off sluggishness.Want to see how Australis looks on your own system? Grab the installer from Mozilla’s FTP.More at Matthew Noorenberghe’s bloglast_img read more

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A red card distorts it a bit but it was pleasing in

first_img Follow us: the42.ie Share Tweet Email Short URL Saturday 14 Jan 2017, 7:00 AM Jan 14th 2017, 7:00 AM 24 Comments http://the42.ie/3186333 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOOVER THE CHRISTMAS period, with chunks of his playing staff being lifted in and out of his watch at various points, Leo Cullen only wanted to see his team get a chance to get into a rhythm.Last night’s 57 -3 win over a powerful Montpellier side – albeit just 14 of them for 54 minutes – felt like the culmination of a lot of the young coach’s work. Cullen’s team set about Montpellier in tune, in time and at an allegro tempo that was too much for the visitors to handle even with a full set of 15 on the field. It was shaping up to be the best performance of the former lock’s tenure in charge.With eight tries on the board, perhaps it can still hold that title that, but Frans Steyn’s 26th minute red card ended the match as a contest with the score 14 – 3. From there on in, it was a matter of what style the win would take rather then if it could be achieved. Jonathan Sexton whips a pass away before Frans Steyn’s high tackle. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO“It’s great to score that amount of tries against a team like that,” Cullen said post-match, though a sense of sympathy for Montpellier was never far away.“The red card does distort it a little bit, but it was pleasing in the first 20 minutes.”He added: “I thought the lads showed really good intent — we wanted to play at pace and when you have that intent to play at pace you see the rewards later in the game.“The red card changes the dynamic of the game drastically. Guys were playing well up until that point. They scored good tries early on. 14,184 Views By Sean Farrell Conan power, Isa magic and a red card see Leinster cruise past Montpellier into 1/4 finalsLong lay-offs for Copeland and Arnold but Munster optimistic on O’Donnell ‘A red card distorts it a bit, but it was pleasing in the first 20 minutes’ — Cullen Leo Cullen refused to waste much time patting his team on the back after their eight-try thrashing of Montpellier. JP Doyle issues a red to Steyn. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO“Montpellier came with a lot of intent to play as well, which probably got them in trouble when they were down to 14 men. But guys stuck to the task very well, which was pleasing.”‘Pleased’ and ‘satisfied’ was about as far as Cullen was willing to go in patting his side on the back. But the energy of the opening quarter and the vicious manner in which they piled on five second half tries were a throwback to Leinster’s European nights under Joe Schmidt. Not unlike the Ireland coach, Cullen refuted the suggestion that everything had gone according to plan before Steyn saw red and instead flicked through the ‘work-ons’ in his head for next week. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO“The unstructured part of the game was pleasing… there were a couple of times we got ourselves into trouble. Montpelier went hard at the ruck, we got turned over a couple of times. Frans Steyn missed an early penalty and scored another one off turnovers.“We were turned over at the ruck maybe five times off the top of my head. We knew that would be an area they’d target. So we need to be more accurate in that area.“Castres will have similar issues for us next week. They’ve been going well at home so we need to make sure we’re on point over there.” Source: James Crombie/INPHOA win in Castres will secure a home quarter-final for Leinster to take to the Aviva Stadium in the spring. The instigator of so much first-half magic, Isa Nacewa, should be fit for the trip despite leaving the field just two minutes after half-time.“Isa had a dead leg. He got a bang midway through the first half,” explains the head coach.“You could see him limping around a bit – though it didn’t affect his performance too much. After half-time then, close-to-freezing conditions is not great for dead legs.“You could see him struggling in the first few minutes of the second half. It’s a nice luxury to have Rob Kearney on the bench, he came on and did well. Other guys seemed to come through okay.”That includes Jonathan Sexton who rattled through a very quick head injury assessment after being caught by Steyn’s swinging arm. Cullen says the main concern had been for the out-half’s neck, but he left the field in the second half without exacerbating the issue.Robbie Henshaw “felt some tightness” and was replaced by flanker Dan Leavy.“Dan’s been pushing to play on the wing,” joked Cullen. It was a night when he had every reason to smile.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us!last_img read more

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TUI heads say they will recommend membership reject the new public sector

first_imgTUI heads say they will recommend membership reject the new public sector pay deal The TUI said the deal wasn’t good enough. Share15 Tweet Email1 https://jrnl.ie/3434492 Thursday 8 Jun 2017, 9:51 PM Image: Shutterstock/dotshock 11,847 Views At a time when schools are struggling to attract teachers for an increasing number of subjects due to more lucrative options in other employments, the process of full pay equalisation requires urgent acceleration, not delay.Earlier, Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Paschal Donohoe said the deal with public sector unions is “fair to workers and taxpayers”.The deal reached between government and the union on the new draft pay agreement will see pay restoration for the vast majority of public sector workers.A representative of another trade union Siptu said on Today with Sean O’Rourke that their key objective to protect jobs from being outsourced has been satisfied by the new draft pay agreement.But he said that they went into the agreement with a long list of demands, so not all of them have been achieved.The TUI’s membership will be balloted on the agreement in September.“The Executive Committee will be strongly advocating that they reject it,” said Irwin.Read: Public service pay deal is ‘fair to workers and taxpayers’ – Donohoe By Cormac Fitzgeraldcenter_img Short URL 30 Comments THE TEACHERS’ UNION of Ireland Executive has voted unanimously to reject the new proposed public sector pay deal.In a statement this evening, the TUI said that the Executive would be recommending to its members to reject the deal.Commenting after a meeting, TUI President Joanna Irwin said it would be unconscionable to recommend that its members accept the deal.Irwin said the union acknowledged “the pay restoration elements” in the proposed deal.“However, an unwinding of the unacceptable, unfair and inequitable two-tier pay system was the key priority for TUI on entering the recent negotiations,” she said.“Wherever and whenever possible, we vigorously pushed the issue forward.”‘The draft proposed agreement would have the effect of blocking further progress for at least three years,” she said. Image: Shutterstock/dotshock Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Jun 8th 2017, 9:51 PM last_img read more

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CERN Teases Larger More Powerful Particle Collider

first_imgStay on target Large Hadron Collider Shut Down For 2-Year Upgrade While the world’s largest, most powerful particle collider remains closed for spring cleaning, scientists are turning their attention to a new toy.The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) on Tuesday published a report examining the design of an even larger, more powerful potential successor: the Future Circular Collider.CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been a reliable friend to particle physicists since its launch in 2010—providing unprecedented insights into incomprehensibly small particles. (Ever heard of the Higgs boson?)But there’s a huge world of tiny particles just waiting to be discovered.A scientific collaboration this week released a concept design for the Future Circular Collider (FCC), a new experiment that would sit inside a 62-mile tunnel under Geneva.“The FCC conceptual design report is a remarkable accomplishment,” CERN Director General Fabiola Gianotti said in a statement. “It shows the tremendous potential of the FCC to improve our knowledge of fundamental physics and to advance many technologies with a broad impact on society.”Expected to serve the global physics community for 15 to 20 years, the large circular electron-positron collider will likely cost somewhere in the ballpark of €9 billion ($10 billion).The machine could begin operations in the late 2050s, according to CERN.“The FCC timeline foresees starting with an electron-positron machine, just as LEP preceded the LHC,” Frédérick Bordry, CERN director for accelerators and technology, revealed. “This would enable a rich program to benefit the particle physics community throughout the 21st century.”Using high-field superconducting magnets, the FCC proton collider would offer a wide range of new physics opportunities—including deeper insight into the Higgs boson, or “God particle.”Learn more about the Future Circular Collider in this 18-page FAQ.It took CERN 10 years to build the largest machine in the world: The LHC lies some 574 feet beneath the France-Switzerland border near Geneva, where scientists test predictions of particle physics theories.Following its first data-taking period from 2010 to 2013, the accelerator was taken offline and upgraded over two years, restarting again in early 2015 for a second research run.Operators last month turned off the machine again, ending a “very successful” sequence, in which it collected more than 300 million gigabytes of data (about 1,000 years of 24/7 video streaming).Proton beams will resume in spring 2021, with the LHC’s third run.More on Geek.com:Scientists Prank CERN With Fake Human SacrificeLarge Hadron Collider Shuts Down, Weasel to BlameChina Set to Build Particle Collider Twice the Circumference of LHClast_img read more

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Cristiano Piccini admits making so much sacrifices for his dream

first_imgValencia full-back Cristiano Piccini has admitted that his senior Italy debut is a dream come true having put in so much hard work and so many sacrifices.Even though the 26-year-old Piccini was a late addition to the squad after sustaining various injuries, he came on during the closing stages of the 1-1 friendly draw with Ukraine and shinned.“It’s a dream for every player to represent his country. I made that dream come true today after so much hard work and so many sacrifices,” Piccini told Rai Sport via Football Italia.“We played Barcelona on Sunday evening, I woke up the next morning and received a message from Simone Zaza. It seems Italy didn’t have my number, so he asked some of my Valencia teammates for it.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I then got a call from the Italy team manager, they said I’d been called up and had a ticket booked.”Piccini came in through the Fiorentina academy, but played for Real Betis and Sporting CP before moving to Valencia this summer for €8m.“I’ve been playing abroad for many years, so it’s very satisfying for me and for my family to see me play for Italy. It’s wonderful.”last_img read more

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Protesters Block Access To BC Mine As It Nears Completion

first_imgA nearly-completed British Columbia mine in the Stikine River watershed is expected to begin full production at the end of this month. Meanwhile, protesters blocking access to the controversial Red Chris mine may be forced out Tuesday.Download AudioImperial Metals owns the Mount Polley Mine in eastern British Columbia, where an August tailings dam break spilled an estimated 2 billion gallons of silty water into the Fraser River watershed.Now, Imperial’s Red Chris Mine, near the Southeast Alaska border, is raising concerns with groups on both sides of the border.The Klabona Keepers, a group of Tahltan First Nation members living near that mine, are blockading its access road.Red Chris’ owners were recently granted a temporary injunction against the blockade.But Klabona Keepers spokesperson Rhoda Quock said that order is still a victory.“For one, the companies usually walk into the courtroom, they get their court injunction, and they get their enforcement order. What they didn’t count on is that we had people in Vancouver to go into the courtroom and challenge it. And they didn’t get their enforcement order that day,” Quock said.The Red Chris copper and gold mine is in the Stikine River watershed, upriver from Wrangell and Petersburg. Groups on both sides of the border are worried its tailings dam might be too similar to the one that spilled contaminated water and sediment into the Fraser River system.For now, Klabona Keepers protesters continue blockading at the mine. When the enforcement order goes into effect, the police can act on the injunction and force them to leave.An earlier blockade of the mine ended with an agreement between the Klabona Keepers, Imperial Metals and the Tahltan Central Council.Protesters left the mine in August when Imperial Metals agreed to pay for an independent review of the Red Chris tailings dam. The Tahltan Central Council chose the reviewer. British Columbia will not issue final permits for the tailings dam until the review is complete.The review is still pending, but protesters returned two weeks ago.Quock said the blockade went back up after the group learned more about the impact of the Mount Polley dam breach.“Red Chris is only 18 kilometers from our community. And not only that, once the dam breaks, it’s going to go into [the] Klappan. [The] Klappan goes into [the] Stikine. And that will affect our salmon,” Quock said. “It will also affect everyone downstream; it will affect their salmon.”Vancouver-based Imperial Metals did not respond to requests for an interview.In its injunction application, the company stated, “Red Chris has been forced to severely limit its construction activities at the project site, and if the blockade continues, will be forced to halt them altogether.”last_img read more

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Karnataka crisis Only 5 MLAs have submitted resignations with right format says

first_imgVidhana SoudhaTwitter [Representational Image]The HD Kumaraswamy cabinet is facing a stiff challenge for its survival after the resignation of all 30 ministers of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka.The internal conflicts inside both parties have caused a major fallout. The coalition now stands at 104 — 69 Congress MLAs, 34 JD(S) and one BSP MLA. However, the BJP has a total of 107 seats with 105 MLAs and two Independents in the 224-member Karnataka Assembly.The resignation of the ministers is the final and desperate attempt of the coalition to stabilise the government that is on the verge of collapse. A high drama is expected in the state following the return of the rebel MLAs from Mumbai, where the BJP attempted to poach the legislators.However, the fate of the Congress-JD(S) partnership in the state rests on the hands of the speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, who will decide on the mass resignation of the MLAs. It is also alleged that the rebels will be given ministerial berths and a major reshuffle can be expected for the fresh cabinet.last_img read more

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Black Lightning Season 2 Finale Recap Preparing for War

first_img The second season of Black Lightning came to a close last night. Though it was a few episodes longer than the first, The CW seems to be sticking with shorter seasons for this show. That has its advantages. It makes for tighter storytelling. Looking back over this season, I can only think of one or two episodes where the story really dragged. It also has its limitations. It doesn’t leave much time for day-to-day heroics. I’m not saying I want more villain-of-the-week episodes, but some of the smaller stories would land better if given a full episode rather than part of one.Take this week’s continuation of the Cape Guy shooting. Black Lightning so clearly wants to comment on police shootings of unarmed Black people. It never gives itself enough time. We don’t get to see how it affects the Freeland community. We don’t get to feel the betrayal and anger when there are no charges against the cops who shot him. We don’t even really get to see the riots the decision produces. The show tells us that all of that stuff is happening. It severely weakens any point that could have been made. That said, the show almost goes out of its way not to take a definitive stance on anything here. All we’re shown is a man running with a TV, and the church being turned into a safe haven for scared people to get off the streets. (Turns out the reverend survived the poisoning, by the way. OK.) The show then weirdly tries to both-sides the issue of protesting the police. As Jenn and Anissa watch the news, Jenn says that the rioters are really just destroying their own community while Anissa argues most of them just want to be heard. In conclusion, Freeland is a land of contrasts, thank you.China Anne McClain as Lightning and Nafessa Williams as Thunder — Photo: Eliza Morse/The CWThough the show tries to give Anissa the stronger argument here, it undercuts itself by having Tobias and Cutter be the one to start the riots. They were Tobias’ idea to create chaos, providing cover for his metahuman army to freeze the city’s generators and cut the power. That way, Black Lightning’s abilities would run out and he’d be an easy target. On their own, the Cape Guy shooting and subsequent protests could have made an excellent standalone episode or two-parter. Instead, the show forgets those elements as soon as it brings them up. Any pretense that the riots matter disappears in favor of a weakened Black Lightning fighting metahumans released on the city.That doesn’t turn out to be a completely bad thing if what you’re after is good superhero action on TV. That Black Lightning is constantly running out of power adds a healthy dose of tension to an already exciting fight scene. It’s rare that we see Black Lightning and Thunder take on enemies with abilities like their’s. It makes for a visually engaging, dynamic fight. The camera work got a little nauseating for some shots, but for the most part, the hard-hitting choreography maintained the high standard this series set for itself.Nafessa Williams as Thunder — Photo: Josh Stringer/The CWThe power outage also gave Gambi and Jenn an active role in this part of the story. Gambi realizes that Jeff will need the power back on before too long. He’s about to go fix things himself, but after saving Jenn at the beginning of the episode, his radiation burns still limit his mobility. Meanwhile, the experience taught Jenn to control her emotions and not overload herself. She’s able to direct her energy at the frozen generator and turn the power back on just in time. Black Lightning frees himself from the ice-meta’s powers, and saves Jenn from drowning in the water meta’s. The second-best fight scene of the episode continues on. (We’ll get to the best later.)After taking care of Tobias’ army of metas, Black Lightning and Thunder catch up with Lynn. She’s found Dr. Jace and is currently slamming her head into the floor. She’s about to turn Jace into the ASA, but Jace wants to make a bargain. Put her in police custody instead, and she’ll reveal the locations of the pod kids she helped Tobias steal. Agent Odell isn’t happy to have lost Jace, and he plans to move the kids back to an ASA facility. Lynn warns that that will destabilize them and asks to give them a serum first. Just as she’s about to though, Tobias decides to unleash them all into the streets. The pods open on their own and the kids stumble out. As their confused and potentially dangerous, Lynn convinces Odell and the ASA soldiers to leave the kids alone and let them go.Nafessa Williams as Thunder, James Remar as Gambi and China Anne McClain as Lightning — Photo: Eliza Morse/The CWHere’s another story the episode sets up and lets disappear completely. A bunch of confused, scared, potentially powerful metahumans are released onto the streets of Freeland during a riot. And we never see them again. We don’t hear anything about them until a conversation at the very end, where Lynn stops everything to tell us that the ASA found most of them, but others went into hiding. They’re trying to set something up for Season Three here, but it was an incredibly lame end to a story. We’re in the Season Two finale, I don’t care about Season Three yet,  finish your stories here.Lynn’s able to trace the signal that opened the pods and give Jeff the location of the briefcase, and therefore Tobias. Jenn, watching all this go down from the back of Gambi’s van has the address too. Only now she’s ready to confront Tobias. She won’t overcharge herself at the sight of him. Also, she’s figured out how to use her powers to fly. I have to admit, that’s probably the coolest visual the series has given us so far. Assuming we do get a third season of Black Lightning, I’m hoping for a whole lot more of flying Jenn. She reaches Tobias first and she’s more powerful than her dad ever was. She wraps him up in energy, holding him to the ceiling. The radiation starts killing him. It would have if Jefferson hadn’t shown up and convinced her not to. He had to grab onto her, nearly killing himself. When Jenn realized her dad would sacrifice himself to stop her from becoming a murderer, she finally relents.China Anne McClain as Lightning and James Remar as Gambi — Photo: Josh Stringer/The CWThat’s when we get the episode’s coolest fight scene. The Black Lightning-Thunder team up has been great, but seeing Jenn and her father work together to kick Tobias’ ass is the most cathartic moment of the series. He’s taken everything from both of them, and it felt so good to watch Black Lightning kick Tobias over a railing. I laughed out loud when Tobias tried to shoot them both only to find out he had no bullets. That simultaneous “please” from Jenn and Jeff was amazing. And hey, for now it really looks like Tobias has been defeated. He’s been classified as a dangerous metahuman, meaning he’s sent to a black site prison where even his lawyer can’t get him out. I’m generally not an advocate for extrajudicial imprisonment like this (gets real fascist real quick), but at least this lets the show move on to a different story for a while.We find out just what that is right at the end. That teleporting bounty hunter we’ve been seeing? Turns out he works for Markovia. He’s been hired to kidnap Dr. Jace to work on their metahuman weapons program. Agent Odell shows up at the Pierce home to catch the entire family up to speed. He tells them he knows who and what they are and delivers a warning. The Markovians plan to use a metahuman army to become the dominant power in the world. Freeland’s high concentration of Green Light metas makes it a guarantee that it’ll be the first place they’ll attack. It’ll take Black Lightning, Thunder and now Lightning all working together to keep the city standing. So we have our plot for Season Three.Bill Duke as Agent Odell — Photo: Annette Brown/The CWSo a good chunk of this episode was just setting up for the big war coming next season. As a result, a lot of story elements set up by the last few episodes ended on a whimper. Lala showed up to kill Tobias only for Tobias to disable him with a second trigger phrase. The police shootings and riots got little more than lip service and were completely forgotten. Dr. Jace and the pod kids…. well, the show kicked those cans down the road to next season. It leads to a finale that feels more like a stopping point than a definitive end to any story. It’s important to set up hooks and maybe even a cliffhanger for the next season, but too much of that leaves us unsatisfied. We get the sense that only surface-level story elements changed. Everything else was either forgotten or put off. 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Planet Home Lending Appoints COO

first_img HOUSING Lending Mike Dubeck mortgage Planet Home Lending Suzy Lindblom 2017-10-30 Rachel Williams Planet Home Lending Appoints COO October 30, 2017 698 Views Planet Home Lending, LLC announced that Suzy Lindblom has joined the company as COO for Fulfillment after more than 29 years of leadership and management experience in the mortgage industry, including expertise in credit risk, underwriting, operations, regulatory compliance, post-closing, policies and procedures, and project management.Most recently, Lindblom was managing director, national fulfillment and operations, at Stearns Lending. Prior to that, she was VP of national operations at MetLife Home Loans. She’s also held executive positions at Bank of America and Countrywide.“We couldn’t be happier to have Suzy join our team as we embark on an aggressive growth strategy,” said Mike Dubeck, President and CEO of Planet Home Lending. “We believe Suzy will help us achieve our goal of increasing originations from $300 million a month to $500 million by the end of the first quarter of 2018.”“This is an exciting opportunity to help grow a company like Planet Home Lending,” said Lindblom. “I’ve built my career of driving operational success by knowing the numbers and respecting the people working with me. I look forward to building the Planet Home Lending brand by bringing the people together and motivating them to succeed in delivering superior customer service with on time closings to our customers and partners.”Founded in 2007, Planet Home Lending is a privately held, national residential mortgage lender with multiple business channels. Planet Home Lending is an approved originator and servicer for FHA, VA, and USDA as well as a Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Seller/Servicer, and a full Ginnie Mae Issuer and approved sub-servicer.center_img Share in Featured, News, Originationlast_img read more

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Eurogroup issues foreclosures warning

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