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SALUTE Junior Murvin – Jamaican entertainer

first_imgSALUTE Junior Murvin by Howard CampbellJamaica was not for the faint of heart in 1976. The political turmoil there influenced many a song, one of which was ‘Police and Thieves’ by singer Junior Murvin.In 1977, (40 years ago), the album of the same name was released in the United Kingdom by Island Records. ‘Police and Thieves’, the song, entered the UK national chart the previous year.Lee ‘Scratch’ PerryProduced by Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Police and Thieves was not only a hit with the UK’s growing West Indian population, but also the punk movement that dominated that country.The song was a massive breakthrough for Murvin who hailed from Portland, a scenic, rural parish in eastern Jamaica. He had been singing since the 1960s for various producers without success. At one stage during the early 1970s, he gave up music due to frustration. But then he hooked up with the eccentric Perry, who was enjoying a golden run with cutting-edge songs like ‘Duppy Conqueror’ and ‘Small Axe’ by The Wailers, ‘War Inna Babylon’ (Max Romeo) and Junior Byles’ ‘Curly Locks’.Wasn’t a political statementAlthough the political scene in Jamaica was bloody because of  conflict between criminal gangs supporting the ruling People’s National Party and Opposition Jamaica Labor Party, Murvin consistently insisted ‘Police and Thieves’ was not a political statement.The song, which caused a riot at the 1977 Notting Hill Carnival in the UK, has endured. It was covered by punk group The Clash for their self-titled debut album that year. Culture Club’s Boy George’s version entered the UK charts in 1998.‘Police and Thieves’ has been used in several movies including Rockers, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Third World Cop.Junior Murvin died in December 2013.For a previous SALUTE, visit the link: SALUTE Hasley Crawford – T&T track and fieldlast_img read more

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Eye on the Industry Updates on Black Knight Hyland and More

first_img Share From new technology and recognition to the latest people movements. Catch the latest buzz from the industry in this weekly update.Florida-based Black Knight, Inc. has introduced LoanSphere Servicing Digital, a new solution to help mortgage servicers deepen customer relationships and increase retention. LoanSphere Servicing Digital delivers detailed, timely, and highly personalized information to customers about the value of their homes and how much wealth can be built from these real estate assets. A consumer-centric solution, this interactive tool gives customers the ability to easily perform tasks and find information related to their mortgages, while providing a platform for continual engagement between servicers and their customers. “Our goal with LoanSphere Servicing Digital is to give our servicing clients an engaging, consumer-centric tool for customer retention,” said Anthony Jabbour, CEO of Black Knight. “For many people, a house is the single greatest asset they’ll ever own. With that in mind, and employing a ‘design thinking’ approach, we’ve developed a solution that lets our clients provide their customers with ongoing, detailed information about their loans and homes, as well as the tools to help manage the wealth they have built in their homes.”___________________________________________________________________________________Hyland, a Cleveland-based content services provider, released the latest version of OnBase, a single enterprise information platform for managing content, processes, and cases. By empowering organizations to create more personalized user experiences—including improved mobility and enhanced integrations with core business applications–OnBase 18 streamlines access to critical information, delivering content on demand and eliminating information silos across the enterprise. The new release brings more than 3,100 customer-driven enhancements to the low-code OnBase platform, which provides content management, case management, business process management, records management, and capture capabilities in the cloud or on premises. “OnBase 18 exemplifies Hyland’s focus on empowering our customers to create forward-looking, future-ready solutions,” said Bill Priemer, President, and CEO at Hyland. “This platform reflects a shift in our industry, as customers increasingly demand more intuitive and user-centric services that simplify content usage by all parties–users, systems, and applications. We’ve listened closely to our customers and examined all areas of the product to make significant enhancements that will benefit every industry we serve.”___________________________________________________________________________________Nela Richardson, who served as Redfin’s first Chief Economist, has left the company after four years. The announcement came last Wednesday, with Redfin releasing a statement of confirmation to MReport. “Redfin loved every minute of the four years that Nela worked with us, and we’re sad to see her go,” Redfin stated. “At the same time, we support Nela in pursuing the next challenge in her career and wish her all the success in the world. We thank Nela for her many contributions to Redfin and for her continued friendship in the years to come.” Richardson holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland, and previously served as the Senior Economist for Bloomberg Government. In the initial press release announcing her hire, Redfin detailed the duties of her role to include continuing to “lead and contribute to national housing market and policy conversations with special attention to the consumer experience.” Richardson led the Redfin team of economists and data scientists responsible for providing industry reports.___________________________________________________________________________________St. Louis-based independent mortgage lender, Cornerstone Mortgage has been named a 2018 top workplace in Missouri by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The division of Guild Mortgage was ranked eleventh in the midsize company category and featured among the top workplaces for the seventh consecutive year on this list. Cornerstone said that it also earned the Ethics Award for receiving the highest score based on responses to the survey question, “This company operates by strong values and ethics. “Teamwork and employee satisfaction are extremely important to our culture of customer service, so we are proud to once again be recognized as a Top Workplace,” said Angi Stevenson, President, and CEO of Cornerstone. “The passion and dedication of our employees have helped us continue to grow as we provide an ever-expanding array of mortgage options to more homebuyers in the Midwest. Their continued satisfaction with leadership and trust in the future of the company as part of Guild provide a solid foundation for continued growth throughout the region.” July 4, 2018 655 Views Eye on the Industry: Updates on Black Knight, Hyland, and Morecenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News Black Knight Cornerstone Mortgage HOUSING Hyland loan OnBase Originators Redfin Servicers technology 2018-07-04 Radhika Ojhalast_img read more

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