Two aircraft tail strikes in two days, luckily all safe

Two aircraft have suffered tail strikes on landing in last two days. An Air India Express (AI-Ex) Boeing 737 bounced slightly on touch down at Calicut and then had a tail strike on Monday. And in the other case, a GoAir Airbus A320 suffered this on landing at Ranchi Sunday (June 30). Please follow and … Read moreTwo aircraft tail strikes in two days, luckily all safe

RBA Rate Decision – Cut Again

The RBA has released their statement today. At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.00 per cent. This follows a similar reduction at the Board’s June meeting. This easing of monetary policy will support employment growth and provide greater confidence that inflation will be consistent with the medium-term … Read moreRBA Rate Decision – Cut Again

Electrical Engineer Convicted of Conspiring to Illegally Export to China Semiconductor Chips with Missile Guidance Applications

An electrical engineer has been found guilty of multiple federal criminal charges, including engaging in a scheme to illegally obtain integrated circuits with military applications that later were exported to China without the required export license. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Nicola T. Hanna for the Central District of … Read moreElectrical Engineer Convicted of Conspiring to Illegally Export to China Semiconductor Chips with Missile Guidance Applications

Engineering Firms’ CPA Sentenced to Prison for Role in Tax Scheme

Michael H. Higa, the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and controller of several engineering businesses, was sentenced yesterday to 40 months in prison in Honolulu, Hawaii, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Kenji M. Price for the District of Hawaii. Please follow and like … Read moreEngineering Firms’ CPA Sentenced to Prison for Role in Tax Scheme

Engineering Firms’ CPA Sentenced to Over Prison for Role in Tax Scheme

Michael H. Higa, the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and controller of several engineering businesses, was sentenced yesterday to 40 months in prison in Honolulu, Hawaii, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Kenji M. Price for the District of Hawaii. Please follow and like … Read moreEngineering Firms’ CPA Sentenced to Over Prison for Role in Tax Scheme

EB-5 reg nears publication

On June 27, 2019, the regulation for EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization (RIN: 1615-AC07) completed OMB review (Step 8 in the rulemaking process). This advances the rule toward the final rule-making step: publication in the Federal Register. USCIS will make an announcement when the Final Rule is published in the Federal Register. You can sign … Read moreEB-5 reg nears publication

Aussies’ awareness of changes impacting credit health still a work in progress

Research from credit information website, CreditSmart.org.au, has revealed that one year on from the adoption of Comprehensive Credit Reporting (CCR), most Australian consumers are still unaware of the changes that are impacting their credit health, and may not know how it can impact their future credit applications. The research found that in the last 12 … Read moreAussies’ awareness of changes impacting credit health still a work in progress

Associations call for ‘clarity’ on expense verification

The MFAA and the FBAA have called on ASIC to provide the mortgage industry with greater guidance surrounding expense verification, but have urged the regulator not to adopt a “prescriptive approach” to responsible lending, via The Adviser. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has published submissions from its first round of consultation regarding its … Read moreAssociations call for ‘clarity’ on expense verification

Open banking officially launches

The open banking regime officially began yesterday with the four major banks offering data on a variety of products as part of the regime’s roll-out, via InvestorDaily. The four major banks had a deadline of 1 July to make product data available on all credit and debit card, deposit and transaction accounts with more products … Read moreOpen banking officially launches

Indian-American man who thought he had killed a werewolf pleads not guilty after jury deadlocks

NRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, July 1, 2019: An Indian-American man who thought he was fighting a werewolf when he fatally stabbed a stranger 53 times with a box cutter in Old Town Alexandria, VA last year pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity last week. Pankaj Bhasin, 34, will be treated at Central … Read moreIndian-American man who thought he had killed a werewolf pleads not guilty after jury deadlocks

MedStar Health / Medstar Ambulatory Services Agree to Conciliate EEOC Disability Bias Charge

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), MedStar Health, Inc. and MedStar Ambulatory Services, Inc. announced today the successful conciliation and settlement of a charge filed with the agency under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The EEOC reached a voluntary resolution with both employers through the agency’s conciliation process following its investigation findings. Neither … Read moreMedStar Health / Medstar Ambulatory Services Agree to Conciliate EEOC Disability Bias Charge

MedStar Health / Medstar Ambulatory Services Agree to Conciliate EEOC Disability Bias Charge

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), MedStar Health, Inc. and MedStar Ambulatory Services, Inc. announced today the successful conciliation and settlement of a charge filed with the agency under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The EEOC reached a voluntary resolution with both employers through the agency’s conciliation process following its investigation findings. Neither … Read moreMedStar Health / Medstar Ambulatory Services Agree to Conciliate EEOC Disability Bias Charge

EEOC Sues Valley Tool for Disability Discrimination and Retaliation

A tool company operating in Water Valley, Miss., violated federal civil rights laws when it denied an employee a reasonable accommodation for her disability, fired her and then punished her for complaining about it, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today. The company also denied another employee wage … Read moreEEOC Sues Valley Tool for Disability Discrimination and Retaliation

EEOC Sues Valley Tool for Disability Discrimination and Retaliation

A tool company operating in Water Valley, Miss., violated federal civil rights laws when it denied an employee a reasonable accommodation for her disability, fired her and then punished her for complaining about it, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today. The company also denied another employee wage … Read moreEEOC Sues Valley Tool for Disability Discrimination and Retaliation

Pakistan tries to thwart extradition of Dawood’s top aide to the US

London, July 1 (IANS) Pakistani diplomats in London are making all-out efforts to prevent the extradition of D-Company’s top lieutenant Jabir Motiwala to the United States. Hearing the extradition plea of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Monday at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court, the D-Company’s defence lawyer, backed by Pakistani diplomats, said that Motiwala … Read morePakistan tries to thwart extradition of Dawood’s top aide to the US

Im-Politic: On the Democrats’ Debates

So thanks to last week’s two debates, we’ve now seen most of the Democratic presidential candidates in, as sportscasters like to say, “limited action,” and have had some time to ruminate about the results. Here’s my sense of some of the biggest takeaways. >The Democrats generally are in denial about the health of the economy. … Read moreIm-Politic: On the Democrats’ Debates