First National Financial Corporation Announces August Dividend Payment
TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2020 /CNW/ - First National Financial Corporation (TSX: FN) today announced its monthly dividend payment of $0.1625 per common share for the period August 1 to August 31, 2020. The dividend will be payable on September 15, 2020 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 31, 2020.
Nationwide Mortgage Bankers Ranks No. 8 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies
NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine today revealed that NATIONWIDE MORTGAGE BANKERS operating as NMBNOW.COM is No. 8 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment - its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
Consolidated Water Reports Q2 2020 Results
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Aug. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq Global Select Market: CWCO), a leading developer and operator of advanced water supply and treatment plants, reported results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020. Quarterly and first-half comparisons are to the year-ago period unless otherwise noted.
NewsBlaze and 1stCounsel Collaborate To Deliver Legal and Law News
NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, NewsBlaze and 1stCounsel announced a collaboration to improve their legal and law news offerings by strategically partnering on news content creation and sharing. 1stCounsel will ramp up production of short form news content, as well as longer-form news stories, and display NewsBlaze headlines in the sidebar. NewsBlaze long-form features, as now, will cover legal/law stories in more depth, with original reporting and analysis. An example of this is the recent story, "DOJ Finds Sloppy FBI Handling of 29 FISA Applications." In addition, NewsBlaze will display 1stCounsel headlines in the Legal/Law category pages, to give readers a wider range of Legal/Law news. For more information about 1stCounsel, visit https://1stCounsel.com For more information about NewsBlaze, visit https://NewsBlaze.com "We constantly work to improve our readers' experience, whether it is covering issues they follow, or writing in-depth stories that give them a better understanding of what's going on. Our editorial team works with investigative journalists and writers to ensure accuracy and truth, bringing forward interesting stories that readers appreciate," said Sally Gray, NewsBlaze editor. Published stories from both properties will be shared with NewsBlaze and 1stCounsel fans on relevant social media sites, and subscribers can receive notifications by email or SMS, depending on their personal preferences. NewsBlaze and 1stCounsel are currently working on projects to upgrade server, web server and security infrastructure to further improve secure connections for readers, writers and editors on both sites. The joint project will speed page response times due to a combination of faster web server software, improved cache configuration, improved CDN, worldwide delivery network, and improved security. In addition, new faster hardware, operating system and more efficient system software will lighten server load, allowing much higher throughput. System security hardening, which has already served well over the past ten years also makes improvements that continue the great tradition of repelling transnational attacks that are so prevalent these days. "NewsBlaze and 1stCounsel both contribute news items to our network and readers, who we really appreciate for believing in us. As part of our focus on reader experience, we're making our platforms even more secure, more resilient and faster to load. When a recent COVID health-related story reached more than a million readers in just a few days, it stretched resources and slowed page loads once we hit 1000 pages per minute. A reconfiguration allowed us to handle 1500 pages per minute, and that's when we decided to move to new infrastructure that can multiply deliverability for both properties," said Alan Gray, NewsBlaze CEO. About NewsBlaze NewsBlaze was founded in 2004 as an independent online newspaper and information portal, forming relationships with other publishers and wire services. NewsBlaze covers broad topics of interest to readers worldwide, which has helped build a loyal, global following of readers, especially in Australia, North America, Europe and South Asia. In addition, as the lead Syndicate Partner of the World City Press Network, NewsBlaze provides news, editing and content services, including news features, for the publishers that make up the World City Press Network. Visit NewsBlaze.com to learn more. NewsBlaze writers include long-time journalists who like what we do and help us to inform and entertain our readers. The Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the NewsBlaze news organization is Alan Gray. Media contact: Alan Gray, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 775 241 8446 About 1stCounsel 1stCounsel was founded in 2002, when it acquired the legal email system from law.com, as they transitioned from email to news. 1stCounsel's news and other legal services were added later. View original content to download multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/newsblaze-and-1stcounsel-collaborate-to-deliver-legal-and-law-news-301112833.html SOURCE NewsBlaze
Victorville Civil Rights Essay Contest Sponsored by Local Health Plan
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Aug. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- To honor and recognize the achievements of individuals who have made contributions to advancing the civil rights of all people, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) has provided a $1,750 sponsorship to support the City of Victorville's 6th Annual Civil Rights Essay Contest for local elementary students.
Twain Financial Partners Finances $8.7 million to Restore Historic Latrobe Building in Baltimore
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Twain Financial Partners announced the successful funding of $4.3 MM in Federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) Equity and $4.4 MM in Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Financing that will help restore the historic Latrobe Apartment House located at 2 East Read Street in Baltimore, MD.
More than 70% of Renters Would Lease an Apartment Sight-Unseen Thanks to 3D Virtual Tours
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The new normal for renting an apartment is now a fully digital experience, with both renters and property owners agreeing it is the fastest and safest way to rent during the COVID pandemic and beyond. Renters are becoming so comfortable with renting digitally, that 72% say they would rent an apartment without ever seeing the property in person if a 3D virtual tour was offered, according to a recent survey* conducted by Zumper and Matterport.
Hunt Refinances 2 Multifamily Properties Located In Beaverton, Oregon Totaling $65 Million
EL PASO, Texas, Aug. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A subsidiary of Hunt Companies, Inc. (Hunt) closed Freddie Mac refinancing for two properties containing a total of 542 multifamily units in Beaverton, Oregon. Historically low interest rates enabled Hunt to secure 10-year loans at 50% loan to value (LTV) with a 2.54% fixed interest rate and full-term (10 years) of interest only. The properties were acquired in 2011 through Hunt's value add program and are being managed on behalf of a global real estate-focused investment manager. The $65 million in combined proceeds from the loans exceeds the original purchase price of the properties and highlights the appreciation of the projects during the hold period. Hunt Executive Vice President Dominick Cristiano, who ran the transaction, commented, "The ability to maintain rent collections during the loan process in these uncertain times was a testament to our team's efforts, especially Brian Kelley, an Asset Manager at Hunt. The execution was flawless allowing us to close the loan 49 days from application. A lot of the credit goes to our transaction team of Penny Bradbury and Jesse Batterton for their efforts." About Hunt Companies Hunt, based in El Paso, Texas, is a diversified, family-owned holding company that invests in operating businesses, real estate assets and infrastructure assets. Since its founding in 1947, Hunt's size and scope have grown substantially while gaining considerable expertise across multiple real asset sectors. Hunt's reputation is built on integrity and performance. Hunt is committed to a culture of transparency for employees, clients, investors, and the communities it serves. Hunt and its affiliates employ more than 3,000 people across the United States and Europe. Learn more at www.huntcompanies.com. View original content to download multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hunt-refinances-2-multifamily-properties-located-in-beaverton-oregon-totaling-65-million-301112120.html SOURCE Hunt Companies
BGL Healthcare & Life Sciences Insider - Outsourcing to Accelerate in Pharma Services, Driving Consolidation
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