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Optimal Blue’s Mike Schommer Honored as a 2024 HousingWire Finance Leader

PLANO, Texas, March 1, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Optimal Blue announced its vice president of finance, Mike Schommer, has been honored as a 2024 HousingWire Finance Leader. The award program celebrates senior finance executives who have exhibited exceptional leadership in corporate finance, capital markets, and accounting within the mortgage and real estate sectors.

The Shady Side of Virtue – Japanese Transgressions in Early 20th Century Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii, March 1, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Set in the tumultuous world of colonialism, technological revolution and intercultural entanglements in early 1900s, Deuxmers Publishing releases “Miki’s Mad” by George Tanabe (ISBN: 978-91944521219). A telling of love, family, pride, and delusions arising from the collisions between perception and misperception, sanity and madness, and virtue and vice.

TunesKit Audio Capture V3.0.0 Launched – A Brand-New Audio Recorder

HONG KONG, Feb. 29, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TunesKit Studio released TunesKit Audio Capture V3.0.0, the latest version of this audio recorder for all of the sounds played on a computer. Different from the last version with just the English version, this new version offers 5 languages, English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, and Spanish, for users from all around the world. Apart from language updates, TunesKit Audio Capture now has the latest User Interface which is more intuitive and easier to use.

Hollywood Village Does Something Special to Back Up Local Firefighters – Men and Women Who Risk Their Lives to Ensure the Safety of Us All

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 29, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Firefighters are in the business of saving lives. These are the men and women who provide fire prevention and rescue. They battle the blazes throughout the city and the notorious Los Angeles brushfires and wildfires. They are also the ambulance drivers, EMTs and paramedics who provide emergency medical response. And they do so day and night every day of the year. Hollywood Village is a partnership between the Church of Scientology, The Way to Happiness Foundation, the Los Angeles Police Department, local businesses, and numerous faith-based and neighborhood groups.

Sports Parenting Email Newsletter Surpasses 3.5M Subscribers, Now the most read Newsletter in Youth Sports

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 28, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Six months ago iSport360 partnered with Stack Sports to launch a free weekly newsletter which has now become the largest sports parenting newsletter in youth sports today. With 3.5 million sports parent readers, many of whom are also coaches and sports organizers, the newsletter focuses on helping families play more and worry less. The curated newsletter includes stories about understanding the sports parent psyche, helping coaches and parents work together, nurturing empowered young athletes, nutrition and hydration for a healthy athlete, supporting players’ physical and mental health, and so much more.

MCT Releases Custom TBA Indications to Provide Price Discovery for Illiquid Coupons

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, today announced the release of pricing indications for the to-be-announced mortgage-backed securities (TBAs) used by mortgage lenders to hedge their open mortgage pipelines. TBA indications improve transparency in illiquid market segments and act as a key reference point on lenders’ unique executions – critical data for generating accurate front-end borrower pricing.

Protestors at the American College of Psychiatrists Convention in New Orleans Demand an End to Electroshock: It is Not Therapy, it is Torture, They Say

NEW ORLEANS, La., and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 28, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Protesters demonstrated outside the American College of Psychiatrists Convention at the Marriott New Orleans last week, demanding psychiatrists immediately cease using ECT (electroconvulsive treatment). Some 100,000 Americans are subjected to ECT every year, making its use a multibillion-dollar industry. Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) organized the demonstration. CCHR, a mental health watchdog founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and professor of psychiatry Dr. Thomas Szasz, says ECT sends 460 volts of electricity through the brain causing a grand mal seizure.

Church of Scientology Seattle and its Volunteer Ministers Hold an Open House to Honor Those Who Help Through Community Service and in Times of Disaster

SEATTLE, Wash., and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 27, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whether responding to disasters or caring for the needs of underserved communities, Seattle nonprofits, churches and volunteer groups provide vital services to the city. The Church of Scientology of Seattle hosted an open house in support of Washington Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WAVOAD) and local nonprofits that respond to these needs.

Secured Signing Unveils Cutting-Edge Features and Enhancements in Latest Announcement

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 27, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Secured Signing, a leading provider of digital signature solutions, today announced the release of its latest version, featuring a range of innovative features and enhancements designed to make the signing process smoother and more efficient than ever. These updates benefit users of the We Sign, Form Filler templates, and Remote Online Notarization (RON) platforms.

Introducing ‘The Day Before Tomorrow’ – A Captivating Novel by Author Monique Britten

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada, Feb. 26, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the heart of a once-sleepy farming community, a tale of transformation, love, and resilience unfolds in “The Day Before Tomorrow” (IBSN: 978-1775267706; Tellwell Publishing), the latest novel by acclaimed author Monique Britten. With rich storytelling and multidimensional characters, Britten paints a vivid picture of an era gone by while delving into the complexities of relationships, survival, and the human experience.

Click n’ Close Welcomes Polly Cracchiolo as Wholesale Loan Division Expands

ADDISON, Texas, Feb. 26, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Click n’ Close, a multi-state mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its wholesale and correspondent channels, today announced Polly Cracchiolo has joined the organization’s third-party originator (TPO) sales team as an account executive. In this new role, Cracchiolo will be under Ken Weislak’s leadership, the National TPO Business Development Manager at Click n’ Close.

Scientology Tools for Life Empower the South African ‘Green Angels,’ The Men and Women of the Gauteng Emergency Medical Services

MIDRAND, South Africa, and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 24, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Through a series of seminars at Castle Kyalami in Midrand, South Africa, the Scientology Volunteer Ministers are empowering employees of the Gauteng Department of Health. These healthcare workers, in their bright green uniforms, have become known as the province’s “Green Angels,” because they, along with staff of affiliated chaplaincy and faith-based organizations who also attended the training, put their lives on the line to help others.

Seminar Introduces Those New to the Scientology Tools for Life to the Practical Use of This Technology for Improving Daily Life and Relationships

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 23, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “I really liked the aura and environment of today’s event,” said one woman who attended the Interfaith Harmony Week event at the Church of Scientology Cambridge. “I learned new skills of effective communication and I will use what I learned for my personal development.”

January 2024 Remains Steady with 66 New Food and Beverage Industry Planned Projects

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla., Feb. 22, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SalesLeads announced today the January 2024 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Food and Beverage industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects. Research confirms 66 new projects in the Food and Beverage sector as compared to 67 in December 2023.

The Best Samsung FRP Bypass Tool Download for PC from Tenorshare

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 22, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In various scenarios, the need for a Samsung FRP Bypass Tool becomes evident, says Tenorshare. Forgetting Google account credentials or encountering a lack of information when dealing with a pre-owned Samsung device are common situations. Additionally, after performing a factory reset and experiencing software issues, the Factory Reset Protection (FRP) lock may activate.

Mopec Partners with the Michigan Association of Medical Examiners to Provide Free PPE to Multiple Counties Across Michigan

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., Feb. 22, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mopec, a leading manufacturer of anatomic pathology equipment and products, has partnered with the Michigan Association of Medical Examiners (MAME) to distribute vital personal protection equipment to multiple counties across Michigan, offering a lifeline to medical examiners at the frontline of public health.

Dive into a Healthier Spring: The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPH) Offers Free Trial of Wellness & Aquatics Center

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Feb. 22, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPH), a fun, diverse and uniquely urban senior living community in Philadelphia, is excited to announce a special promotional offer for its Wellness & Aquatics Center program. During the month of March 2024, new participants 62 and older can enjoy a free trial of the program, letting people experience all of the benefits of both aquatic and traditional exercise while also enjoying a sense of community among peers.

CDF Labor Law LLP Expands Firm Leadership, Elevates Six Women

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 22, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CDF Labor Law LLP is proud to announce the promotion of two attorneys to Partner and four to Senior Counsel, all of whom are talented women employment defense litigators. These promotions reflect our commitment to cultivating an inclusive environment that values and advances our team members’ diverse skills and contributions. These individuals, part of our nearly 50-strong legal team, exemplify CDF’s dedication to guiding and defending employers in California’s complex labor and employment legal terrain.

Brazilian Gangsta Rapper, Once an Addict and Drug Dealer, Now Uses His Music and Passion to Reach Kids With the Truth About Drugs

CUIABA, Brazil, and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 22, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Growing up surrounded by gangs, crime, and violence that plagued his neighborhood in Cuiabá, Brazil, in the ’80s and ’90s, Diogenes Luiz de Oliveira tried to escape from that life by using and trafficking drugs. Now, he uses his own story and the drug education materials of Foundation for a Drug-Free World to help keep kids out of the trap that consumed and nearly destroyed his life.

Cottage Cooking Asheville Adds New Classes from the Big Easy

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 21, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cottage Cooking continues to expand its class repertoire. A recent trip to the great city of New Orleans inspired the owners to add Cajun and Creole classes to their current schedule. While visiting what many refer to as the “Big Easy,” Cottage Cooking owners, Liisa Andreassen and John Godts, took a class on local fare to hone their culinary skills; they’re happy they did.

Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology of Budapest Continue Their Outreach to Underserved Romani Families and Their Children

BUDAPEST, Hungary, and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 20, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When it became clear that the children of the town of Gyulaj were going hungry, Roma community leader István Szatmári took action. While he continues working to handle the underlying cause of the problem-improving education and job training opportunities – Szatmári knew who to turn to for immediate help. He called on the Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology of Budapest.

Lanphere Auto Group Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

BEAVERTON, Ore., Feb. 20, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lanphere Auto Group and Beaverton Motorcycles announces its 60th anniversary. February 2024, marks 6 decades of exceptional service, growth and community involvement. Established in 1964 by the late Bob Lanphere Sr the journey began with the passion for motorcycles in downtown Beaverton. The motorcycle store has expanded with a vision from a streetwise motorcycle rider, growing up in southeast Portland, to Lanphere Auto Group and Motorcycles, with over 350 employees.

Quito Welcomes and Celebrates the Grand Opening of the Ideal Church of Scientology Mission in the City that Stands at the ‘Center of the World’

QUITO, Ecuador, and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 20, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Built on the foundations of an ancient Incan city on the equator – the “center of the world” – named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its art, cultural treasures and architectural marvels, Quito is a thriving metropolis of breathtaking beauty and year-round sunshine. And on February 17, the city added another distinction to its profile with the opening of the first Ideal Church of Scientology Mission in Ecuador.

FliFlik Voice Changer is The Ultimate Tool for Real-Time Voice Transformation

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 19, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — We are excited to introduce FliFlik Voice Changer, a game-changer in voice transformation technology. With its diverse voice filters, extensive soundboard, seamless platform integration, effortless customization, and intuitive keybind controls, this AI voice changer empowers users to unleash their creativity and elevate their entertainment experiences.

FonePaw Mac Data Recovery: Revolutionizing Mac Data Restoration with Advanced Features

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 19, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FonePaw Data Recovery, a trusted name in digital data solutions, introduces its specialized feature for Mac users: FonePaw Mac Data Recovery. This dedicated Mac-focused function within the broader FonePaw Data Recovery suite is specifically tailored to address the unique challenges faced by Mac users. From simple file deletions to complex system crashes, FonePaw Mac Data Recovery provides a reliable and efficient solution to restore lost data on Mac devices, ensuring that your digital life is securely and accurately recovered.

Unveiling Hidden Treasures: Louise Dupont’s Journey of Healing and Inspiration

VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada, Feb. 19, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the quiet corners of memory, amidst the shadows of loss, there often lie hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. For Louise Dupont, author of “Hidden Treasures” (IBSN: 978-0228876014; Tellwell Publishing), the journey to uncover these gems began with a simple photograph – a snapshot of her son.

‘Stop Stigmatizing Children for Normal Childhood Behavior’ Says Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights Executive Director for the UK

LONDON, England and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 17, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Psychiatrists have been editing childhood and adolescence out of existence,” said Brian Daniels, Executive Director of Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) for the UK, in an open letter written for Children’s Mental Health Week. CCHR is a mental health watchdog founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and psychiatrist Thomas Szasz to protect individuals from abusive or coercive practices in the field of mental health.

Lowell Chamber Orchestra to premiere new edition of Julia Perry’s symphony

LOWELL, Mass., Feb. 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Sunday, February 18, 3 p.m., The Lowell Chamber Orchestra will present the first Massachusetts performance of Julia Perry’s “Symphony for Violas and Basses,” from a new edition by LCO’s music director Orlando Cela. The concert will also include a world premiere by Martin Max Schreiner.

Dark Matter Technologies unveils Horizon User Conference agenda

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter), an innovative new leader in mortgage technology backed by time-tested loan origination software and leadership, today announced the agenda for its Horizon User Conference. Open to Dark Matter clients and partners, the conference will take place at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel on April 24-25.

ACES Quality Management Releases Call Monitoring Audit Pack to Enhance Mortgage Quality Control and Compliance Programs

DENVER, Colo., Feb. 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, has announced its newest product offering, ACES Call Monitoring Audit Pack. The pre-built, configurable Call Monitoring Audit Pack enables lenders and servicers to establish an additional layer of protection quickly and seamlessly within their QC program. ACES Call Monitoring Audit Pack includes custom data fields, ACES managed questionnaires and custom reports configurable to the individual organizations’ business needs.

Fluid Metering Announces New Distribution Partnership with Girtec AG

SYOSSET, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fluid Metering Inc. (FMI) is pleased to announce that Switzerland-based Girtec AG was recently appointed a strategic distributor to cover sales of our ultra-precise fluid control metering and dispensing products in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Liechtenstein.

Join the Scientology Network on Valentine’s Day for a Story of True Love and Artisanal Italian Chocolate

CATANIA, Italy, and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 14, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What could be more appropriate for Valentine’s Day than true love and chocolate? The Scientology Network shares the story of Armando Siracusano and Gabriella Comis – from their falling in love at a bakery to the many barriers they had to overcome on their way to creating the future of their dreams.

Drug-Free World and the Church of Scientology Las Vegas: Leading the Charge at Super Bowl LVIII Against Drug Abuse

LAS VEGAS, Nev., and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 14, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Volunteers from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Scientology Churches and Missions across the Southwest gathered at the Church of Scientology Las Vegas February 10 on the eve of Super Bowl LVIII to take on the drug epidemic affecting the city and the nation. According to the Southern Nevada Health District, 2023 saw a record 237 deaths in the region from fentanyl overdose.

IRS Solutions Releases IRS Advance Notice, Innovative Tax Resolution Platform Feature that Tracks and Alerts Users to IRS Transcript Changes

VALENCIA, Calif., Feb. 14, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — IRS Solutions® announces the addition of IRS Advance Notice™ (IAN) to the industry’s favorite tax resolution platform. The new feature detects and alerts tax professionals to changes on client IRS transcripts, often months in advance of official notification by mail. CPAs, Enrolled Agents, Attorneys and other tax specialists can work less, earn more, and enjoy steady year-round income with IAN.

Author Neena Paul Inspires Readers to ‘L I V Life In Virtue’ in New Book

TORONTO, Ontario, Feb. 14, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neena Paul, the visionary author and founder of the global mental health and wellness platform LIVE LOVE LIFE, is set to release her transformative book, “L I V Life In Virtue” (ISBN: 978-02288955341; Feb. 2024; Tellwell Publishing). With a compelling philosophy that Creation and the Creator are One, Paul invites readers on a journey to connect with themselves and the world around them.

Get a Behind the Scenes Glimpse of Fashion Week in New York in an Episode of ‘Meet a Scientologist’ on the Scientology Network

NEW YORK, N.Y. and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — February 9-14 is Fashion Week in New York. The event takes place twice a year, in February and September. It begins in New York and moves on to London, Milan and Paris. This is a week where careers can be made or broken. The world’s top designers present their new collections in a series of runway shows. But who takes care of the last-minute crises to ensure a brand’s success? In an episode of Meet a Scientologist on the Scientology Network, master pleater George Kalajian gives us a look behind the scenes.

Autocraft Bodywerks Continues Expansion with Groundbreaking at Fourth Location in Spicewood!

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Autocraft Bodywerks, now celebrating 40 years of excellence in automotive collision repair, located at 5411 Wasson Rd, Austin, Texas, has broken ground on a fourth, full-service location in Spicewood, Autocraft Principal Chris Raeder announced today. Located on 2.4 acres, the 23,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is scheduled to open in September of 2024, and will offer estimates, bodywork and painting for cars, trucks, and SUVs of all makes and models.

Agile Selected as 2024 HousingWire Tech100 Winner for the Third Consecutive Year

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Feb. 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Agile, a groundbreaking fintech bringing mortgage lenders and broker-dealers onto a single electronic platform, is excited to announce Agile Trading Technologies was selected for the 3rd consecutive year as a winner of the HousingWire Tech100 Award. The list is comprised of the most innovative technology companies in the housing market and provides housing professionals a look into the most impactful organizations that can be leveraged to identify partners and solutions.

MCT Awarded HW Tech100 Mortgage Award for the 5th Consecutive Year

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, was announced as a 2024 HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage Winner for the 5th consecutive year. For more than a decade, HousingWire’s Tech100 program has identified and recognized the most innovative technology companies serving the mortgage and real estate industries.

Religious Freedom: A Fundamental Human Right at Risk for 80 Percent of the World’s Population

WASHINGTON, D.C., and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “The challenges to religious freedom across the globe are structural, systemic, and deeply entrenched,” said U.S. Secretary of State Mr. Antony Blinken in a statement January 4. “But with thoughtful, sustained commitment from those who are unwilling to accept hatred, intolerance, and persecution as the status quo we will one day see a world where all people live with dignity and equality.” It is just such a sustained commitment that informed the annual IRF Summit January 30 and 31, 2024. The Church of Scientology supports and participates in the annual summit and programs that protect and advance this vital freedom for all.