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Navy creates program for specialists to operate MQ-25 Stingray drone

Navy creates program for specialists to operate MQ-25 Stingray drone

Business
Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A U.S. Navy warrant officer specialty for Aerial Vehicle Operators was announced this week, with plans to train about 450 personnel for the designation. The AVO warrant officer will be charged with operating MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial vehicles, which are typically launched from maritime vessels. Advertisement The aircraft will be included aboard fleet carrier airwings in 2024, the Navy said Wednesday in a statement. The new AVOs will be trained, over the next six to 10 years, at the Navy's Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., and then designated as Warrant Officer One. They will receive distinctive ceremonial "wings of gold" before their assignment. "Unlike traditional Navy Chief Warrant Officers, the majority of these officers will be accessed much younger and t...
New program allows soldiers to innovate from the bottom up

New program allows soldiers to innovate from the bottom up

Technology
A new competition launched by the U.S. Army hopes to harvest innovative ideas from the bottom upBy SARAH BLAKE MORGAN Associated PressOctober 28, 2020, 9:17 PM• 3 min readCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In combat, U.S. Army Maj. Evan Adams is a tank officer responsible for leading intricate cavalry and reconnaissance operations. But more than a decade ago, he was a graphic design major in college, a skill he put to use in a new Army effort aimed at gathering innovative ideas from within.On Wednesday, the 18th Airborne Corps announced Adams as the winner of their inaugural Dragon Innovation Challenge. Amid government red tape and military bureaucracy, the “Shark Tank” like competition hopes to harvest new ideas from the bottom up.Col. Joseph Buccino, spokesman for the 18th Airborne Corps, sees this as a
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