Islamic Relief Worldwide adopts automated phone hotline

first_img Islamic Relief Worldwide is using an automated phone system from VoxGen to boost income from calls to its donation hotline and avoid missing calls at peak periods.The charity realised it need to streamline the telephone donations process in the wake of natural disasters such as the 2005 Pakistan earthquake. Unprecedented numbers of people calling in to make donations resulted in a spike in call traffic which caused staffing problems for the charity, and also resulted in calls being missed.The charity then approached telephony self-service specialists VoxGen. Its automated service has, according to the charity, both reduced the costs of administration and increased call volumes. Advertisement Islamic Relief Worldwide adopts automated phone hotline  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 April 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Simon Loopuit, CEO at VoxGen, said: “VoxGen’s products and services were developed to enable its enterprise and government customers to improve service while reducing costs. We are delighted that these same products have been able to resolve one of the key dilemmas facing all charities – how to make it easy for the public to donate in a cost effective manner.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Technologylast_img read more

Prostitute was pregnant as she worked Limerick streets

first_imgLinkedin Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook Print Twittercenter_img NewsLocal NewsProstitute was pregnant as she worked Limerick streetsBy admin – November 18, 2012 594 Previous articleIreland defeat Fiji at Thomond ParkNext articleHome help cuts “must be reversed” admin THEY had been promised a ‘completely different life’But prostitutes operating in the Catherine Street area of Limerick city in October 2011 and again last May ended up on criminal charges before Limerick District Court last week. 20-year-old Alexandra Chera and 23-year-old mother of one, Larisa Sturzea, who was pregnant while working as a prostitute, had been promised a “totally different life than what it turned out to be”, when they left Romania and came to Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They were charged with loitering to solicit or importune others for the purposes of prostitution on dates in May. Both women pleaded guilty to the charges.Murish Gavin solicitor for Ms Chera said his client was a 20-year-old woman who “was promised a totally different life than what it turned out to be and now she just wants to finalise these matters and go home”.Judge Eugene O’Kelly convicted Ms Chera of the prostitution charge and applied the Probation act after he heard that she had made contact with certain services with a view to returning to Romania shortly.However, the court heard that Ms Sturzea, who had since moved to Dundalk, was not in a position to return to Romania as her three-month-old child was subject of a HSE care order. However she did have access and contact with the infant.Judge O’Kelly heard that the accused had now “regularised her life” and he adjourned the matter until May 9 and remanded her on continuing bail. Emaillast_img read more

And the Appraisal Survey Says …

first_img  Print This Post Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Computershare desktop appraisal home appraisal Homeownership HOUSING mortgage Nick Oldfield Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago And the Appraisal Survey Says … Rachel Williams attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Williams is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, widely recognized as the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Subsequent to graduating from TCU, Williams joined the Five Star Institute as an editorial intern, advancing to staff writer, associate editor and is currently the editor in chief and head of corporate communications. She has over a decade of editorial experience with a primary focus on the U.S. residential mortgage industry and financial markets. Williams resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She can be reached at [email protected] The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Computershare desktop appraisal home appraisal Homeownership HOUSING mortgage Nick Oldfield 2018-10-24 Rachel Williamscenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: The Road Ahead for Women-Owned Small Businesses Next: How Much Longer Will Home Prices Climb? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago October 24, 2018 2,178 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / And the Appraisal Survey Says … About Author: Rachel Williams Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Seventy percent of appraisers plan to utilize desktop technology in the next two-three years to streamline their work, according to a new survey by Computershare Loan Services. Full survey results can be found in the company’s white paper, “Property Appraisers in 2020—Embracing New Technology to Reinvigorate the Industry.”Of the 400+ answers received from Computershare’s current network of appraisers, 35 percent responded that they are already utilizing desktop technology for a least a quarter of their appraisers.Overall, Computershare found that their survey results point to the fact that “U.S. appraisers believe their industry is on the brink of significant change.” Despite only 12 percent of respondents reporting that desktop appraisals make up half their work, 37 percent said they expect to join this number by 2020 or 2021.Desktop appraisals differ from the standard appraisal method where an appraiser will visit the property to personally evaluate the interior and exterior. With desktop appraisers, appraisers instead utilize public records and online tools to make their assessment. Some appraisers choose to employ a hybrid method of the standard and desktop appraisal.Among the challenges appraisers face is the issue of supply and demand, according to Computershare. Citing data from a 2017 Appraisal Subcommittee report by the Federal Financial Institution Examinations Council, appraisers are outnumbered by real estate agents 25-to-1.Time and cost is also a factor for today’s appraisers, according to Computershare. Citing Property Solutions data, the company revealed that an appraisal in some parts of Washington state took nearly four weeks to complete at a cost of $1,800—while in suburban Illinois this was decreased to less than a week and $450.“Like many professions, property appraising currently faces some interesting challenges as well as the emergence of significant technological changes,” Nick Oldfield, CEO of Computershare said.  “However, our white paper shows that, by embracing new methods, whether desktop appraisals, cloud computing or the use of drones, the industry can dramatically increase its efficiency and overcome other issues, such as declining numbers and a shortage of new appraisers entering the industry. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Why Serena Williams wore a catsuit to the French Open

first_img Written by May 29, 2018 /Sports News – National Why Serena Williams wore a catsuit to the French Open FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAurelien Meunier/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Serena Williams on Tuesday was back on the tennis court for the first time since giving birth to her daughter last year, but it was her outfit that made the biggest impression on fans.To mark her big return, the tennis star, who beat Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the first round of the 2018 French Open, wore a black bodysuit fit for a superhero.In an Instagram post, she explained that her outfit was meant to inspire other women in her position.“Catsuit anyone? For all the moms out there who had a tough recovery from pregnancy—here you go,” she wrote. “If I can do it, so can you. Love you all!!”Williams, 36, gave birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., in September 2017, and has not played in a major tournament since. It was revealed last week that the 23-time Grand Slam winner had dropped from No. 1 to No. 453 in the Women’s Tennis Association rankings during her maternity leave. Still, her coach said in an interview on May 14 that Williams had been “improving in all areas fast” and “will be ready” to play.“Serena will play the French Open to win it,” he said. “Can she do it? Serena can achieve anything — after being her coach for six years, I’m even more sure of that statement.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more