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CPA Australia and CPA Program: A gateway to career development

CPA Australia and CPA Program: A gateway to career development

Finance
US-based couple Heer Mehta CPA (Aust.) and Jameson John, CPA (Aust.) completed the CPA Australia designation together to distinguish themselves on the global stage while improving their business acumen. In an era of rapid and continuous change, professionals in accounting and financial fields require unique opportunities to accelerate their career growth and gain a global outlook. Since 2009, a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) between two peak professional accounting bodies, CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), has been a powerful vehicle to promote the professional development of accounting professionals in India. In 2017, Heer Mehta CPA (Aust.) and Jameson John, CPA (Aust.) discovered the CPA Australia designation and decided to pursue this profe...
Colombia warlord’s son tapped to lead victims’ program, sparking outrage

Colombia warlord’s son tapped to lead victims’ program, sparking outrage

World
May 21 (UPI) -- The Colombian government this week named the son of one of the country's most notorious warlords to run a program meant for victims of its long-running civil war. Survivors and victims' rights groups expressed outrage with the selection of Jorge Rodrigo Tovar to operate the program run out of the interior ministry created to compensate victims. Tovar's father, Rodrigo Tovar, known as Jorge 40, has been accused of nearly 400 massacres. Tovar, leader of the Northern Bloc of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), was blamed for the torture and dismemberment of 60 peasant farmers in 2000 among other crimes. He was extradited to the United States in 2008 and is serving a 16-year sentence for drug trafficking. "It's not just because he's Jorge 40's son," Colombia Sen...
Here’s how big companies used a loophole to get Paycheck Protection Program loans

Here’s how big companies used a loophole to get Paycheck Protection Program loans

Finance
Raymond BoydSome big restaurant chains have gotten called out in recent days for using a loophole in the $ 2.2 trillion coronavirus relief law to access loan money earmarked for smaller businesses.Potbelly Sandwich Shop, for example, got a $ 10 million loan from the Paycheck Protection Program — the upper lending limit. Ruth's Chris Steak House got $ 10 million for each of two subsidiaries.And it's not just restaurants. Other large businesses like hotel operators and energy companies have gotten loans for millions of dollars, according to news reports.The $ 349 billion in program funding ran out on Thursday and left many small businesses shut out."There have been some people, some companies approved that I believe should not have been under the intent of the law," Sen. Marco Rubi
40 companies net up to $982.1 million for Navy’s drone vessel program

40 companies net up to $982.1 million for Navy’s drone vessel program

Business
Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has awarded contracts to 40 companies received a contract, with a combined potential value of $ 982.1 million to support the Navy's Unmanned Surface Vehicle Family of Systems, according to the Pentagon. Unmanned surface vehicles are boats that operate on the surface of the water without a crew. Historically USVs have been used for minesweeping applications and a 2013 study recommended their use for observation and collection of information, military electronic warfare, defense against small boats, testing and training, search and rescue, and the support of other unmanned vehicles. In July the branch formally announced it was looking for proposals for a vessel up to 164 feet long, to function as a sensor and communications relay in part of a family of unmanne...
Ed Reed returns to Miami Hurricanes’ football program as chief of staff

Ed Reed returns to Miami Hurricanes’ football program as chief of staff

Sports
Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Pro Football Hall of Famer Ed Reed is returning to his alma mater and rejoining the Miami Hurricanes' football program. The school announced Thursday that Reed was hired as the chief of staff for the Hurricanes. The agreement will be finalized when the university completes a standard background check. "We are thrilled to welcome Ed back to Coral Gables," Hurricanes head football coach Manny Diaz said in a statement. "He is not only one of the most decorated players in Miami football history but also a devoted Cane who cares deeply about this program. All of our players, coaches and staff will be fortunate to tap into his experience, knowledge and passion on a regular basis." As the Hurricanes' chief of staff, Reed will serve in an advisory role to Diaz "in all aspects of...