Heatwave Coincides With Dangerous Ocean Conditions

first_imgHeatwave Coincides With Dangerous Ocean Conditions Updated: 6:30 PM July 23, 2018 Sasha Foo, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The excessive heat expected to blanket San Diego County this week will likely drive big crowds to the beaches. An ocean swim may sound like a great way to beat the sizzling temperatures, but beach goers should be aware that ocean conditions will be hazardous. The National Weather Service says a large south swell will produce strong rip currents and dangerous swimming conditions for inexperienced swimmers. San Diego lifeguard say swimmers need to be cautious this week and should only be in areas designated for swimming.Because of the unusual conditions, there will be extra lifeguards keeping an eye on things over the next few days. center_img Posted: July 23, 2018 Sasha Foo Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Skamania County update Latest vote counts show same winners losers

first_imgHere are the Wednesday voter updates in three contested races in Skamania County — and proposals affecting emergency medical services and forming and funding a county central parks and recreation district. The winners hadn’t changed from counts made public Tuesday night.In the race for county auditor Tim Todd was leading with about 56.5 percent over Teri Wyckoff. Both favor the Republican Party.For county commissioner in District 3, Bob Anderson, favoring the Republican Party, led with 53.9 percent over Jamie Tolfree, favoring the Democratic Party.For county prosecuting attorney, Adam N. Kick, Democrat, garnered 52.8 percent, ahead of Randall C. Krog, Republican.A proposition to authorize Skamania County Public Hospital District No. 1 to levy 25 cents per $1,000 of assessed property valuation for six years looked to succeed with about 67 percent yes votes. It would support emergency medical care and services in the county and needs 60 percent approval to pass.Looking at the idea of forming the Skamania Central Parks and Recreation District, two propositions to authorize the creation, and levy 29 cents or less per $1,000 to fund it for six years, were rejected by 52.7 percent of voters and 60.9 percent of voters, respectively.last_img read more

Billboard telling liberals to leave Texas goes viral

first_imgA photo of a billboard in Texas is getting attention online for its controversial message urging “liberals” to leave the state.Kyle Mccallie, who lives in Fritch, Texas, took a photo of the billboard during his commute, he told USA Today. He says the sign is located on Interstate 40 near the town of Vega, about 35 miles from the New Mexico border.“Liberals please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE OF TEXAS,” the sign reads.It is unclear who paid for the billboard. Burkett Media, the Austin-based advertising company listed at the bottom of the sign, says they are not affiliated with the billboard’s content.Mccallie’s photo has quickly spread on social media, getting over 15,000 shares in less than a day. But while he’s received plenty of praise for the photo, Mccallie says he’s also gotten threatening messages as a result. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

State Rep Ken Gordon Joins Middlesex County Restoration Center Commission

first_imgBEDFORD, MA – State Representative Ken Gordon (D – 21st Middlesex), who represents Precinct 3 in Wilmington, has officially been named to a commission tasked in part with breaking the cycle of arrest and incarceration for those with mental health and/or substance use disorders in Middlesex County.The Massachusetts Legislature established the 11-member Middlesex County Restoration Center Commission in 2018 to develop a plan for creating a restoration center in Middlesex County. The center would help expand community capacity for treatment while supporting law enforcement diversionary efforts.Co-chaired by Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian and President and CEO of the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health Dr. Danna Mauch, the commission includes State Senator Cindy Friedman (D – Fourth Middlesex), and representatives of the judiciary, as well as public and behavioral health stakeholders.“Rep. Gordon brings valuable insight and experience to this process,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “His voice will be critical as we seek to break the cycle of incarceration and produce better outcomes for those in our communities with mental health and substance use disorders.”“Representative Gordon has a leadership track record in addressing the special needs of persons with behavioral health conditions through community stakeholder engagement and targeted program initiatives,” noted Dr. Mauch.  “His contributions will be instrumental in crafting feasible solutions to the problem of overrepresentation of people with these conditions in our jails.”“I’m thrilled that Rep. Gordon have joined the Middlesex County Restoration Center Commission,” said Senator Friedman.  “His background and experience will provide valuable insight to our commission and will help us in our continued effort to establish a restoration center to improve the lives of those with behavioral health needs and reduce unnecessary incarceration throughout the county.”“It is an honor and a tremendously valuable experience to contribute to this worthy commission and to work with [Bedford Police] Chief Bongiorno who adds an important voice in representing the law enforcement community,” added Rep. Gordon.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMiddlesex County Restoration Center Commission Holds Inaugural MeetingIn “Police Log”State Rep. Ken Gordon To Hold Office Hours At As Good As It Gets On September 7In “Government”State Rep. Ken Gordon Provides Updates On State Budget; New Shuttle Bus Service; Hanscom Air Force Base & MoreIn “Government”last_img read more

Toyotas 2019 Super Bowl ad turns the new Supra into a pinball

first_img 2020 Toyota Supra: A Japanese sports car legend returns Best Super Bowl 2019 commercials ranked: Harrison Ford, The Dude, the Backstreet Boys and more Avengers, Captain Marvel, Twilight Zone: All the must-see Super Bowl 2019 trailers Super Bowl 2019: New Avengers: Endgame trailer shows heroes at their best Super Bowl 2019 commercials: Watch them all here Super Bowl 2019 memes: Game of Thrones, SpongeBob, Adam Levine’s nipples SpongeBob SquarePants barely shows up at Super Bowl 2019 halftime show See all of our Super Bowl coverage For those of you with memory problems, the Toyota GR Supra made its world debut last month at the Detroit Auto Show to something decidedly less-than-universal acclaim. Lots of people dislike how it looks, and they hate that it’s shares a lot of BMW DNA under the skin and in its cabin, but we liked it well enough, and our editor-in-chief enjoyed flogging it on a track last year when it was still wrapped in camouflage. More From Roadshow Sports Cars Car Industry Car Culture May 7 • 2020 Toyota Supra first drive review: More reset than reboot More Super Bowl Tags 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Comments 3 The Supra will launch in the US later this year with a BMW-derived turbocharged inline-six engine and an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. There is a rumored four-cylinder version coming down the pike that could serve as a replacement for the aging 86 platform, but that hasn’t been confirmed.Watch more Super Bowl commercials here.  Super Bowl 2019 Toyota reading • Toyota’s 2019 Super Bowl ad turns the new Supra into a pinball wizardcenter_img See All 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 75 Photos Super Bowl 2019 Feb 28 • Last chance to get 3 months of Mint Mobile service for $20 Share your voice The Toyota “Wizard” ad for the Supra is here and it didn’t exactly live up to the hype, much like the Supra itself. Toyota When Toyota dropped its “Toni” ad on Monday, we were kind of surprised. I mean, it was almost a week ahead of the Super Bowl, and it seemed like maybe the company was jumping the gun a bit. But now we know that the automaker had another trick up its sleeve, a second commercial called “Wizard,” which showcased the brand-new 2020 Toyota Supra navigating a giant pinball machine. The spot featured a ton of sliding Supra action set to The Who, but it sure didn’t make the car any prettier. • 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Toyota Aug 14 • Raising the entry-level bar Feb 7 • Every Avengers: Endgame character flash at the start of that Super Bowl trailerlast_img read more

Cabinet asks law enforcers to intensify antiterror measures

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina presides over the cabinet meeting at her office on Monday. Photo: PIDAgainst the backdrop of the recent series bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, the cabinet on Monday directed the law enforcement and intelligence agencies to intensify anti-terror cautionary measures and vigilance in the country, reports UNB.The directives came from the cabinet meeting held with prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at her office.”The cabinet asked for intensifying cautionary and monitoring measures in Bangladesh,” said senior secretary (Coordination and Reforms) of the cabinet division Shamsul Arefin while briefing reporters at the Bangladesh secretariat about the meeting.The cabinet adopted two condolence motions expressing deep shock and sorrow at the casualties in the recent series bomb attacks in Sri Lanka and the death of Zayan Chowdhury, a grandson of chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on health and family welfare ministry Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, in one of the attacks, said the senior secretary.Mentioning that the people of Bangladesh are deeply shocked at the terrible attacks, the cabinet expressed profound sympathy to the bereaved family members, he said.Besides, the cabinet approved the draft of Bangladesh Industrial and Technical Assistance Centre (BITAC) Bill 2019 for strengthening the management and function of the centre, said Arefin.”BITAC is a statutory body which has been running on the basis of a resolution of 1962. The bill was brought to make a full-fledged law to strengthen the management of the centre,” he said.According to the bill, there will be an 11-member board of directors to be headed by the industries secretary, the secretary added.Creating skilled manpower through technical trainings for industries and factories, improving the standard of skills of the people employed in the government and private industries, providing technical trainings to physically challenged people to ensure their participation in the country’s economic activities, and conducting researches are among the functions of the centre, said Arefin.The cabinet endorsed the draft of the Agreement on Cultural Cooperation between Lebanon and Bangladesh for inking the deal between the two governments.The cabinet was also informed about the prime minister’s recent three-day visit to Brunei Darussalam, said the secretary.last_img read more

Walker the Robot Is Here to Help Manage Your Smart Home

first_img Running a smart home isn’t easy, but Ubtech Robotics wants to help with its new high-tech assistant: Meet Walker, a bipedal humanoid robot that can hold objects, utilize facial recognition, and control voice-activated devices.Ubtech Robotics unveiled Walker at CES 2019 this week, and announced in a press release that it upgraded Walker with arms and hands that can grasp objects. Walker has other new features as well, including flexible walking, hand-eye coordination, and obstacle avoidance. Interested customers will have to wait to buy Walker though: The company hasn’t disclosed a price or release date for the robot yet.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>The company said Walker is its most advanced robot, because it demonstrates futuristic abilities including flexible walking, self balancing, hand-eye coordination, and obstacle avoidance.&nbsp;</p><p>AdChoices广告Walker is designed to be customer’s smart home companion. Key features of this bipedal humanoid robot include arms and hands that can manipulate objects, so it can pour beverages or play piano. It also has sensing systems that help it walk properly on marble and carpet floors.For smart home management, Walker can help with two tasks: First, it can use face and object recognition to detect loved ones and household guests. Plus, Walker can manage other smart home devices, including voice recognition technology speakers, lights, and other advanced appliances.Ubtech Robotics said it wants Walker to step up people’s homes in the future. With this robot companion, customers won’t have to worry so much about cleanup, entertaining guests, or constantly checking their smart home devices.The company also debuted other autonomous electronics at CES 2019, including Cruzr, a cloud-based humanoid service robot for businesses, and Jimu Robot building kits for STEM education.More on Geek.com:Sony’s Beer-Holding Karaoke Speaker Is a Portable PartyWhirlpool Makes Your Kitchen A Lot Smarter at CES 2019Of Course Backpacks Light Up in The Republic of Gamers 2019 Tech Trends Worth Getting Hyped AboutYou Can Finally Buy A Terabyte SD Card Thanks to Lexar Stay on targetlast_img read more

Example of microplastic pollutants disrupting predatorprey relationship found

first_img Journal information: Biology Letters Citation: Example of microplastic pollutants disrupting predator-prey relationship found (2018, November 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-11-microplastic-pollutants-disrupting-predator-prey-relationship.html More information: Microplastic leachates impair behavioural vigilance and predator avoidance in a temperate intertidal gastropod, Biology Letters (2018). rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.or … .1098/rsbl.2018.0453 First evidence that seals can consume microplastics via their prey © 2018 Science X Network Explore furthercenter_img Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers with the French National Centre for Scientific Research has found an example of environmental microplastics disrupting a predator-prey relationship. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, the group describes their study of the impact of microplastic consumption on the common periwinkle and what they found. The researchers note that to date, many studies have been done to better understand what happens to living creatures when they consume microplastics—but little work has been done to better understand what happens to the relationship between predators and prey when microplastics are introduced into the environment.Periwinkles are a kind of shellfish, or more precisely, a sea snail. They spend their time perched on algae-covered rocks grazing on the algae. They are considered a keystone creature because of the role they play as prey for other creatures, mainly crabs. Periwinkles are also consumed by humans. In this new effort, the researchers wondered what might happen to periwinkles that consume algae that has itself absorbed microplastics. Prior research has shown that when algae absorb microplastics, they also absorb hazardous chemicals and metals. This is because microplastics absorb such materials from the water. When a periwinkle eats the algae, it is also eating the hazardous materials present in the algae.To find out if the heavy metals or other toxic substances eaten by the periwinkle cause disruptive changes, the researchers gathered some specimens and brought them into the lab for testing. They also collected crabs to use as predators.The researchers report that when a periwinkle that had consumed the toxic materials, it did not react in an expected way to the presence of a predator. Normally, upon spying a crab, a periwinkle will pull into its shell or try to hide to avoid capture. The periwinkles exposed to the toxic materials did not attempt to avoid capture, which suggested they had nerve damage of some sort, likely due to consumption of heavy metals.The researchers note that in their experiments, the levels of toxicity in the microplastics were equivalent to those on a typical beach, thus representing real-world conditions. The researchers suggest their findings hint at major changes happening in the marine environment due to the microplastics introduced by us humans. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has a new trade sales manager

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has a new trade sales manager Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Tags: People, Saint Lucia TORONTO — The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has appointed Rod Hanna as Trade Sales Manager.Hanna will work closely with the trade as part of a leading, national strategy to increase travel agent engagement.Hanna has been in the travel industry for more than 10 years and his experience includes hands-on experience in custom trip planning and maintaining excellent relations with tour operators and travel agents.He was most recently with Sunwing Travel Group where he started as Marketing Coordinator before being promoted to Business Development Manager. Prior to that Hanna held positions at Sell Off Vacations and Loyalty One.Hanna will be based in Toronto, working out of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority Canadian office. He can be reached by email at rhanna@stlucia.org or by telephone at (416) 801-6184. Friday, February 16, 2018 last_img read more

Poás Volcano spews material 300 meters high after explosion inside crater

first_imgThe crater of Poas Volcano expelled material 300 meters into the air at noon on Tuesday. The phenomenon, called a phreatic explosion, occurred due to a reaction between magma and water at the southern border of the lake inside the volcano. However, this was not an eruption and the volcano did not spew lava. Instead, a column of steam, gas and other materials formed and spouted out the top of the volcano, confirmed the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI). María Martínez Cruz, a volcanology and geochemistry expert with OVSICORI, said the event can be considered “normal for the volcano’s activity, although explosion heights like the one recorded Tuesday are not that common.”This type of explosion, called phreatic, occurs when the volcano’s magma contacts water in the crater’s lagoon and evaporates quickly through fissures. That action results in an blast of steam, water, ash and small rocks.“[The volcano] has been calm for several months. It’s only releasing a lot of gas. This is part of the natural phenomenon, throwing tall columns of gas into the air, steam, the colors of the [volcanic] lake,” said Juan Dobles, administrator of the Poás Volcano National Park.Currently there is no risk to visitors since most materials dissipate in the wind, Martínez added. Poás Volcano National Park is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every day, and visitors can walk to a lookout point to get a scenic view of the volcano. The Poás Volcano National Park is the second most visited in the country after Manuel Antonio National Park in the Pacific.Martínez, who is part of an expert group currently monitoring the activity at Poás, added that they have been monitoring the volcano closely since an increase in the crater’s temperature was detected in recent years. The increase could be an indicator of volcanic activity.Martínez explained that the average temperature of the Poás crater in the last 50 years has been 92 degrees Celsius (198 Fahrenheit), but in 2013 they recorded temperatures between 200-400 degrees Celsius (392-752 degrees Fahrenheit).“Today’s explosion reached 720 degrees Celsius (1,328 ºF), which is the second highest after those recorded between June-September 2011 when we recorded temperatures up to 890 degrees Celsius (1,634 degrees Fahrenheit),” she said.Poás also recorded activity in 2010 and in February last year, when other materials from phreatic explosions reached the visitors area.See a sequence of pictures taken from OVSICORI’s webcam at Poás Volcano: (Screengrab from of OVSICORI’s webcam) Related posts:Poás volcano’s crater lagoon is losing water National Seismological Network to monitor Poás Volcano with four new cameras Tourist access reopened at Poás Volcano following recent phreatic eruptions Hear Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano rumble BREAKING: Explosion at Poás Volcano captured at 12:03 p.m. with @OVSICORI_UNA’s camera. pic.twitter.com/hYBbdlTbkh— The Tico Times (@TheTicoTimes) February 25, 2014 Tico Times reporter Zach Dyer contributed to this story. Facebook Comments (Screengrab from of OVSICORI’s webcam) (Screengrab from of OVSICORI’s webcam) (Screengrab from of OVSICORI’s webcam)last_img read more

Indian airline saves fuel with lighter female flight staff

first_imgIn an effort to improve fuel efficiency, a low-cost Indian airline will only employ female flight attendants in the future.Over the next seven years India’s GoAir plans to increase its fleet by 80 aircraft and has decided the 2000 cabin crew needed will be female only, the Times of India reported.Employing only female cabin crew in the future could save the airline over AU$550,000 per year on fuel costs, give that women are, on average, 15kg to 20kg lighter than men.GoAir currently employs 130 male flight attendants and says they will not be dismissed.India’s currency fell 27 percent against the US dollar in the past year.“The rupee’s fall has hurt the industry badly,” GoAir chief executive Giorgo De Roni said.“All major expenses – aircraft leasing, spare parts and fuel costs – are linked to the dollar and we are looking at every possible way of cost-cutting to remain profitable.”GoAir also plans to reduce the size of its in-flight magazine and the amount of water stored in its water tanks.Source = ETB News: P.T. Lighter female attendants deemed more fuel efficient.last_img read more

Interview with Ms Magdalena Rotaru APS Holding regional head for Cyprus Greece

first_imgAPS Debt Servicing Cyprus supports the resolution of the non-performing loans problem in Cyprus The establishment of  APS Debt  Servicing  Cyprus supports  and enhances the  efforts  for  resolving  the large amount of bad loans in Cyprus. The Regional Head Greece and  Cyprus of  APS Holding,  Ms. Magdalena Rotaru,  says that  the  reduction of  distressed  loans will strengthen the banking sector and will contribute to  the  further  strengthening and  upgrading  of  the international image of the Cyprus economy. Drawing on  the  international  experience   and  expertise   of APS Holding,  APS Debt  Servicing  Cyprus  can  play a major role in resolving the biggest challenge the Cyprus economy faces. Ms. Rotaru added that  as an all-encompassing servicing platform in Cyprus, the company has the capability to provide solutions to different cases of distressed debt ranging from retail to corporate, secured to unsecured, delivered through its servicing or acquisition function. Please tell us about APS Holding and why it came to Cyprus.APS Holding is one of the largest debt servicing companies in Europe. It currently operates in 16 countries and employs over 1,000 professionals. The nominal value of the managed portfolios exceeds €8 billion. The company expanded to Cyprus through a joint venture with Hellenic Bank, founding APS Debt Servicing Cyprus in July 2017. APS Holding owns 51% majority of the company, Hellenic Bank holds the remaining 49%. APS Debt Servicing Cyprus undertook the management of Hellenic Bank’s non-performing loans portfolio amounting to c.€2.3 billion, and of real estate assets worth €150 million. Another major achievement is the contractual agreement for servicing of the €245m worth of unsecured retail loans that APS Loan Management Ltd acquired from Bank of Cyprus, which is expected to commence in the next few months. The establishment of APS Debt Servicing Cyprus company marks the launching of the first distressed debt platform in Cyprus. The company has its headquarters in Nicosia, and two branches, one in Limassol and one in Paphos, and employs 170 professionals.• Effective solutions resulting from the company’s international experience and expertise• An all-encompassing debt servicing platform in Cyprus• APS is dedicated to investing in the Cyprus economy, searching for new investment opportunities and supporting banks? deleveraging efforts Name some of the competitive advantages of APS Debt Servicing Cyprus that assisted the company in succeeding in the challenging field of distressed debt management.APS Debt Servicing Cyprus is perhaps the most well-organized servicing platform in Cyprus. Our people are experienced and specialized in their field and our company structure and operations are based on high business standards. The company deals with a wide range of exposures including housing loans, consumer credit, SME loans, as well as loans to large corporates. Moreover, APS Debt Servicing Cyprus draws on the expertise of APS Holding, a company specializing on distressed debt management throughout Europe. I would say that APS Holding has come to Cyprus with a strong conviction that it can succeed here, based on its profound experience and international expertise. How would you assess the company’s operations so far and the overall restructuring results?APS Debt Servicing Cyprus operations have been very successful up to now, and the company has met all the targets. After the transfer of personnel from the Hellenic Bank to APS, recruitment of new specialized professionals, and following the introduction of the standard functional and operational structure, the company has now focused on the recovery and restructuring of bad loans. As you can imagine, the company’s mission is not an easy one, as the matter of bad loans is quite sensitive for Cyprus. Nevertheless, our experience and professionalism allow us to deal with these cases in an effective way.So far the company has restructured exposures of circa €500m which include repayment schedule arrangements, full settlements and Debt for Asset transactions. More specifically cash collections reached €160m, the property onboardings €135m whereas real estate sales exceeded €80m which represents the one third of the initial portfolio. Overall APS Cyprus has achieved a reduction of the Hellenic Bank’s non-performing exposures close to €350m. Will APS Debt Servicing Cyprus buy any bad loans?As you probably know, the current portfolio and assets remain in the ownership of Hellenic Bank, which has the final say on settlements. Nevertheless, debt acquisition opportunities may be investigated by APS Debt Servicing in the future. What’s your view on the problem of bad loans of the Cyprus banking sector? “Bad” loans are the largest problem of the Cyprus economy, with rather harmful effects on different levels. The most notable effect is that banks need to increase their provisions, which results to losses or reduced profitability, thus they cannot fully meet their “economy funding” role, providing credit to the business sector and the overall market. Thus, the success of APS Debt Servicing Cyprus will have a positive effect not only on the banking sector but also on the wider Cyprus economy. When do you think will Cyprus be able to put the problem of non-performing loans behind?This is hard to tell but there is still much to be done and time needed. Companies like APS Debt Servicing facilitate the resolution of the problem. At the same time, the establishment of NPL Management Body, as well as the sale of portfolios from Bank of Cyprus are also positive developments. Another positive factor is the accelerating economic activity which creates new job opportunities, allows for higher income for households and increased business cycle for corporations which of course facilitate debt repayment. In addition, economic growth has a positive effect on banks, allowing them more flexibility in dealing with bad loans. We are optimistic that in the coming years, Cyprus will manage to curb the NPL problem. APS Debt Servicing Cyprus is working hard towards this direction. What are the corporate values of APS Cyprus?Our corporate values and ethical standards underpin the way we do business, guide our decision making and the professional manner in which our employees are expected to behave. Our major values are integrity, accountability, teamwork, meritocracy and transparency. Individuals working for APS CY are expected to act honestly and in a trustworthy manner, take personal responsibility for individual and collective actions, and to have due regard to others including clients, counterparties and colleagues. As an extension to the above our company has a social responsibility program which includes supporting charitable organizations such as the Cyprus Association for Children with Cancer and Related Diseases, Mana Kindergarten, Unique Smiles, Red Cross and others. APS IS EXPANDING IN GREECE What can you tell us about the role of APS in the Greek market?APS completed its first transaction in the Greek market in 2018. APS in collaboration with IFC, EBRD and Balbec Capital purchased a portfolio of 2.3 bln euros of 120.000 customers of consumer unsecured portfolio from Piraeus bank. That was Piraeus bank first transaction on consumer NPE in its attempt to reduce their NPE exposure. APS Greece is currently the Master Servicer of the portfolio with 40 employees and a number of collaborating Law firms successfully servicing the acquired portfolio, utilizing local and international expertise guaranteeing solid results for its investors as well as viable and affordable solutions to the debtors. The solutions offered not only take under consideration their current economic status but offer real solutions helping them to service their debts and eventually fully repay them. What are your expectations for 2019 in the Greek market?Optimize the servicing platform is our number one priority, that will allow us to expand further by either purchasing additional portfolios or successfully undertaking servicing opportunities. Greek market as we all know accumulates a large number of NPL’s (80bln euros) with aggressive targets to the systemic banks to decrease rapidly their NPE exposure by the end of this year. We see that as an opportunity for APS not only to grow even more but also offer efficient and effective services both to our investors and our debtors. APS is expanding now in Greece.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityWe protect our home with earthquake insuranceCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Our View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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