Social Game Gives Players a Chance at 200K Mortgage Payoff

first_img October 19, 2012 420 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-10-19 Tory Barringer There are many popular social games that allow people to create cities for virtual dwellers, but none of them have ever helped players in their real-life living situations. Until “”PopRox Entertainment””: CEO Mike Gramling stepped onto the scene, that is.[IMAGE]Gramling, the mind behind city-building game “”Race 4 My Place,”” said he started to see the situation many homeowners were left in after the housing crash when he had to deal with his own mortgage burden. In response, he created PopRox’s first game, which pits players in a contest to win real-life prizes-including a $200,000 mortgage payoff (or a $100,000 cash alternative).””I wanted to create a way to give value back to homeowners, and harnessing the growing social gaming market to do that made sense,”” Gramling said. “”It’s time to stop playing for fake plows and barn bucks and win big, real big.””In the game, players race to construct their own virtual version of Los Angeles. Users who successfully complete the building of their city will be entered into the grand prize drawing, which will be held after the game ends in March 2013. In addition to having a chance at the grand prize, players who sign up early will have a weekly opportunity to win monthly mortgage payments (or $1,061 cash).Interested gamers can register through “”Facebook””: Registration has already started, and the game is scheduled to launch in December. Monthly prize drawings are already underway.””Race 4 My Place”” is free to play and open to U.S. residents. Winners must be over the age of 18.center_img Share Social Game Gives Players a Chance at $200K Mortgage Payofflast_img read more

The Vikings

first_img‘The Vikings’ This was just a fraction of the excellent creativity in costume design. More to come on Wednesday, November 2. 2011. Most of the photos were taken under the Vaults, where everyone gathered for a parade.center_img October 31, 2011This years Halloween party commenced this past Saturday, October 29. 2011. ‘The Queens’.last_img

November 6 2013Soprano Jayne Casselman and pianis

first_imgNovember 6, 2013Soprano Jayne Casselman and pianist Dr. Lynne Haeseler conducted a Choral and Vocal Workshop at Arcosanti on October 19. 2013. The workshop centered on the discovery of interaction between space and voice in Arcosanti’s unique architecture and environment.[photos by Sue Kirsch]Workshop participants are going to participate in a Flash Mob Choir at You can also join pianist Lynne Haeseler, soprano Jayne Casselman and architect Jeff Stein for a unique concert experience in the intimate setting of the Marshall | LeKAE Art gallery in downtown Scottsdale.  Part of an ongoing soiree series at the gallery, this performance explores the parallels between music, architecture and the ideas of artist, author and architect Paolo Soleri.  Concertgoers are invited to stay afterward for a wine & cheese reception with the performers and enjoyment of the gallery’s current exhibits.Arias, Architecture and Soleriat the Marshal-Lekae Gallery in Scottsdale, AZFriday, November 15th, 2013
7 p.m.Lynne HaeselerPianist Dr. Lynne Haeseler is a collaborative and versatile artist who has performed nationally and internationally as a soloist, accompanist and dance pianist. Influenced by dance theater, she uses movement, lighting, visual effects and spoken word in her own piano performances. Creator and director of the Mysterium series, an ongoing cycle of contemplative sunset concerts, she also directs the Soiree series at Marshall-LeKae Art Gallery in Scottsdale. Her work is to inspire through music and creativity, by teaching, performing and staging events. She continues to create contexts for this inspiration to occur.Jayne CasselmanSoprano Jayne Casselman, began her career at the Kansas City Lyric Opera before moving to Germany and the opera houses of Kaiserslautern, Kassel, Dortmund and Mannheim. Her repetoire includes over 60 roles, and in 2009 she founded her own theater, Kulturhof Huthmacher in Dierbach, Germany.  She received the Distinguished Artists Award in Philadelphia and was nominated Singer of the Year by the Opernwelt in Budapest. In the US she has done Master Classes and Recitals at ASU, the University of Arizona, and Glendale Community College.  Currently Jayne collaborates with pianist Dr. Lynne Haeseler in an art song recital series at the Marshall-LeKae Gallery in Scottsdale, and teaches Applied Voice at Yavapai College.last_img read more

Middle Eastbased satellite operator Thuraya Telec

first_imgMiddle East-based satellite operator Thuraya Telecommunications has named Etisalat CEO Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar as its new chairman, and has also elected Etisalat group chief strategy and M&A officer Daniel Ritz to its board.Julfar also serves on the board of Mobily in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he is the chairman of the risk management committee, as well as on the board of Etisalat Misr and Etisalat Services Holding (ESH).“We are delighted to welcome both Mr Julfar as our new chairman and Dr Ritz as a new member of our board,” said Samer Halawi, CEO of Thuraya. “Chairman Julfar’s leadership and wealth of telecoms experience will be invaluable in helping guide Thuraya as we continue to pursue growth in our key markets. We are also pleased to have Dr Ritz join our board given his vast experience with strategy and business experience, especially at this time when we are looking at the next phase of development for the company.”last_img read more

The increased significance of TV content helped

first_imgThe “increased significance of TV content” helped boost A1 Telekom Austria’s performance in 2018, along with resilience in its fixed-line business and growth in solutions and connectivity.A1 also saw strong growth in demand for mobile WiFi routers, in some cases substituting for fixed broadband.The company said that TV content and solutions and connectivity would “an important element” in driving demand for fixed-line services this year.A1’s pay TV base in Austria grew by 5.4% year-on-year to 313,000, up 5,000 on the previous quarter. Fixed broadband numbers dipped slightly over the same period, down 0.9% to 1.439 million. Landline phone customers were also down, taking fixed revenue-generating units down by 1.9% to 3.278 million.The company said that demand for TV options continued to be strong and that its converged fixed and mobile offering, with a hybrid fixed and mobile router, was driving growth.However, said the company, domestic fixed line revenues fell by 2.8%, with stronger demand for TV failing to offset a decline in voice revenues.In Bulgaria, where A1 owns the former Blizoo cable network, pay TV numbers were up by 4.6% to 507,500, while fixed broadband numbers were up 3.1% to 448,300. The company said that sports TV channels with exclusive content had underpinned growth in this market, helping to drive up revenue-generating unit numbers and average revenue per line.In Croatia, where A1 owns the former Vipnet cable network, pay TV numbers were up 8.7% to 229,300, while broadband subscribers grew by 1.6% to 254,000. The company said that a new sports TV package launched in June had helped fuel growth in a market where the focus is increasingly on bundled offerings and convergence. It said that growth in TV had helped boost fixed revenues despite a shift from fixed broadband to mobile WiFi routers.In neighbouring Slovenia, where A1 owns the former Amis cable network, pay TV numbers grew 6.4% to 60,200. Broadband subscribers were up 4.8% to 73,700.In Macedonia, A1’s local subsidiary grew its pay TV base by 4.8% to 128,800, while its broadband base grew by 14.8% to 131,600.In Belarus, pay TV numbers were up 64.1% to 408,100, while broadband numbers grew by 16.4% to 246,700.last_img read more

Castlederg proved an ideal location and I would l

first_img“Castlederg proved an ideal location and I would like to pay tribute to the local partners who worked closely with Council officers to make sure the event ran smoothly and was a success.”Festival and Events Manager at Derry City and Strabane District Council, Jacqueline Whoriskey, said the feedback from both traders and visitors had been extremely positive.“We would like to thank the public for coming out and supporting the North West Angling Fair in such large numbers,” she said.“There was a brilliant atmosphere around Castlederg over the two days and it was great to see old friends and new from the world of angling enjoying the experience.“The CATCH element of the programme was well received and attended by young people and it was equally heartening to see so many women in attendance following on from the success of the Irish Ladies Fly Fishing Association’s Women’s Angling Day in Oaks Fishery last month.“Trader and visitor feedback was extremely positive so it was a successful weekend all round and we are looking forward to bringing the event back to the Council area in 2020.”Castlederg proves perfect host for NW Angling Fair was last modified: April 9th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: There was also a strong youth element to the Fair as the Loughs Agency hosted its Community Angling Training and Coaching Hub (CATCH) where coaches offered expert tuition to new, novice and experienced anglers in game, coarse and sea angling and a number of young people achieved the CAST Angling Starter certificate.Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor John Boyle, attended the event on Saturday and paid tribute to everyone who made it a weekend to remember.“Congratulations to all the organisers of the North West Angling Fair who secured a stellar and action packed line-up that was enjoyed by hundreds of local people and visitors,” he said.“The annual event has become a firm favourite on Council’s programme of events and is a great way to showcase the angling offering of our local waterways and to introduce people to the joys of angling. A HOST of the UK and Ireland’s top fly-dressers, casters and anglers were in Castederg Castle at the weekend as hundreds of visitors attended the 2019 North West Angling Fair.Derry City and Strabane District Council hosted the two day event in Castlederg for the first time with demonstrations and tuition on the Derg River and a wide range of exhibiters on dry land.Highlights over the weekend included demonstrations and guidance from some of the biggest names in world fishing including Hywell Morgan, Robert Gillespie and Stevie Munn. ShareTweet 2019Castlederg CastleCastlederg proves perfect host for NW Angling FairDerry and Strabane CouncilMayor John BoyleNORTH WEST ANGLING FAIRlast_img read more