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Highlanders sign All Black prop Tony Woodcock

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first_imgAUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – MAY 09: Tony Woodcock of the Blues warms up before an Auckland Blues Super Rugby training session at Unitec on May 9, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Winning wonder: All Black’s prop Tony Woodcock has signed a two-year deal with the HighlandersWORLD CUP winning All Black, Tony Woodcock, has signed with the Highlanders for a two-year period and will join the franchise for the 2013 Super Rugby competition.31 year old Woodcock was born in Helensville, and made his 1st class debut for North Harbour in 2000. He has played 113 super Rugby games for the Blues and 88 tests for the All Blacks.Highlanders Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, was excited by the prospect of getting the All Black front-rower into the Highlanders camp.center_img ‘Tony is a world-class loosehead prop and his ability and experience will add a huge amount to our squad and leadership. Tony is also a good fit for the Highlanders and I know he is looking forward to moving his family to Dunedin to set-up home in the South’Woodcock is currently in camp with the All Blacks preparing for The Rugby Championship game in La Plata against Argentina.last_img read more

MReport Debuts Award for Fintech Innovators

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first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe January 8, 2020 986 Views The needs of the American homebuyer are changings. Consumers seek faster response times, efficient processes, and technology that makes the overall homebuying process easier. Highlighting companies leading a wave of change, MReport is proud to launch the inaugural Top 25 Fintech Innovators—companies leveraging technology in housing from property management, operations, lending, and more. The Top 25 Fintech Innovators will be chosen from companies nominated by industry professionals working daily to push the industry forward. Want to nominate a company? Submit your nomination here.Below are the categories for nominations: Lending/Loan Origination Loan Servicing Regulatory and Compliance Property/Asset Management Title/Insurance Operations The deadline to submit nominations for the Top 25 Fintech Innovators is 5 p.m. CST on Monday, February 3. The final Top 25 Fintech Innovators list will be released in the March 2020 issue of MReport.Jennifer McGuinness, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Strategic Venture Partners, told MReport during an interview at the 2019 Five Star Conference that the lifecycle of origination needs to be optimized through technology. “The technology solutions that are going to bring the best benefit to the businesses are going to be those that manufacture things more efficiently, cut timelines, and risk-insulate process flows to optimize outcomes,” she said. “At the end of the day, it’ll actually save the companies a vast array of money and compliance issues.”McGuinness added that the more the industry digitizes the mortgage experience, the more fraud insulation there will be. She suggested that these changes will bring better underwriter outcomes and shorter timelines for lenders, which will in turn bring more closed loans and more revenue—a benefit for both the borrower and investor.Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey from November 2019 found that lenders want to see improvements on the front-end consumer experience. “Digitization is rapidly changing how organizations create value and compete. Through previous studies, we found that lenders have consistently shown a strong interest in leveraging technology to improve both the front-end consumer experience and back-end operational efficiency,” said the author of the piece, Kimberly Johnson, EVP, COO, Fannie Mae. The survey revealed that 44% want to see improvements of the front-end consumer experience, 18% say they feel back-end operational efficiencies are most important Thirty-six percent said that both are equally as important. Nominate a company here. Tagged with: FinTech Tech in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology FinTech Tech 2020-01-08 Mike Albanese Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 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 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Previous: Wells Fargo Names New Risk Officer Next: Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren Proposes Bankruptcy Plan MReport Debuts Award for Fintech Innovators About Author: Mike Albanese Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / MReport Debuts Award for Fintech Innovators The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

NYC’s “Walter Becker Way” Street-Naming Ceremony Announces Date & Guest Speakers

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first_imgBack in July, the New York City Council announced that it would honor late Steely Dan co-founder and Queens, NY native Walter Becker with a street that bears his name. The street on which Becker was raised in Forest Hills, Queens, will be renamed “Walter Becker Way,” with the sign posted on the corner of 112th Street and 72nd Drive. The motion to co-name “Walter Becker Way” was put forward by New York City Council Member Karen Koslowitz of the 29th District (Forest Hills) by way of a legislative bill, which was approved by a full council vote on June 28th.Today, more information about the street-naming celebration has been revealed. The festivities will take place on Sunday, October 28th, at noon, with Jim Kerr of New York’s Classic Rock Q104.3 serving as the Master of Ceremonies. Council Member Koslowitz, the councilwoman who proposed the name change, will also be on hand for the hourlong ceremony. The event’s keynote speaker will be Howard A. Rodman, a screenwriter who similarly grew up in the neighborhood and met and befriended Becker at the age of 10, serving as the foundation of a lifelong friendship.With fans, friends, and family of Walter Becker all scheduled to appear, the street-naming ceremony will ultimately serve as tribute to the life and music of the famed Steely Dan co-founder. The event will also feature reminiscences, trivia games, contests, and giveaways for those in attendance.For more information on the celebration of “Walter Becker Way” on October 28th, head to the street and event’s website here. For those unable to attend, Q104.3 will be free streaming the event on Facebook Live here.last_img read more