Chicago Man Charged with Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS

A Chicago, Illinois, man has been arrested on a federal complaint charging him with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The complaint and arrest were announced by John C. Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the U.S. Department of Justice John R. Lausch Jr., United … Read moreChicago Man Charged with Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS

General Manager of Columbus Home Health Care Agency Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

A Columbus businessman pleaded guilty today to aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false tax return, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney David M. DeVillers of the Southern District of Ohio. Please follow and like us:

Reserve Bank Increases Its Supervision of BNZ

The New Zealand Reserve Bank has increased its supervisory monitoring of the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) and applied precautionary adjustments to its capital requirements following the identification of weaknesses in BNZ’s capital calculation processes. BNZ identified a number of errors while undertaking a programme of remediation, which began in early 2018 and is expected … Read moreReserve Bank Increases Its Supervision of BNZ

Hope for regulatory stability in India: Jeff Bezos

Amazon is doing “extremely well” in India, its founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said while expressing hope for regulatory stability in the country. Responding to Amazon’s concerns over some Indian policies with regard to digitisation, he said — “Whatever the regulations are… they are stable in time and that’s one of the things we’re hoping … Read moreHope for regulatory stability in India: Jeff Bezos

Government plans to tweak highway auction norms

The government is likely to approve three proposals this week to improve NHAI’s fund flow for taking up highway stretches. While the proposal to tweak conditions for auctioning of completed highway stretches to make them attractive for investors and allowing NHAI to securitise the future flow of toll revenue of already operational stretches with banks … Read moreGovernment plans to tweak highway auction norms

Federal HR Needs Agility to Meet Changing Workforce Needs

​The federal workforce must have talent, learning and agility to fulfill its mission to serve Americans “the way they deserve to be served,” said Margaret Weichert, the woman in charge of that effort.As deputy director for management at the White House Office of Management and Budget and as the acting director of the Office of … Read moreFederal HR Needs Agility to Meet Changing Workforce Needs

Tax Deductible Child Care – A Good Idea?

According to an article in the New Daily today by Samantha Maiden, “Families would be able to claim child care costs of up to $60,000 a year as a tax deduction under a proposal to be launched by Liberal MP David Sharma on Tuesday”. However, the biggest benefits go to families with a combined income … Read moreTax Deductible Child Care – A Good Idea?

Digital Takeovers, Transactions May Harm Consumers: ACCC

Takeovers of smaller rivals by digital platforms, including their data sets, may pose a threat to consumers’ choice and privacy, said ACCC Chair Rod Sims. Mr Sims was speaking at the Consumer Policy Research Conference (CPRC) Conference on the ACCC’s perspectives on consumer welfare in the data economy. “Few consumers are fully informed of, nor … Read moreDigital Takeovers, Transactions May Harm Consumers: ACCC

Unpacking Media Propaganda About Bolivia’s Election – Pro-coup editorials rely on—and misreport—questionable evidence from the dubious OAS

by Gregory Shupak To endorse the coup in Bolivia, numerous editorials in major US media outlets paint President Evo Morales as undemocratic. Exhibit A in their case is the Organization of American States’ (OAS) claims that there was fraud in the October 20 Bolivian election in which Morales was elected for a fourth term. They … Read moreUnpacking Media Propaganda About Bolivia’s Election – Pro-coup editorials rely on—and misreport—questionable evidence from the dubious OAS

Finally the USA Supports the One State Solution, by Gilad Atzmon

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced yesterday that the US is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Secretary Pompeo repudiated the 1978 State Department legal opinion that stated that Jewish settlements in the occupied territories are “inconsistent with international law.” It is hard to determine whether the move was intended to… … Read moreFinally the USA Supports the One State Solution, by Gilad Atzmon

Holocaust Training for American Police, by Philip Giraldi

Jewish groups in the United States are adept at creating mechanisms that benefit themselves and also frequently Israel at the expense of the American taxpayer. The proliferating holocaust museums are a good example, sometimes built by private donations but then paid for and operated by the local government. The national holocaust museum in Washington is,… … Read moreHolocaust Training for American Police, by Philip Giraldi

What’s Behind Our World on Fire?, by Pat Buchanan

When the wildfires of California broke out across the Golden State, many were the causes given. Negligence by campers. Falling power lines. Arson. A dried-out land. Climate change. Failure to manage forests, prune trees and clear debris, leaving fuel for blazes ignited. Abnormally high winds spreading the flames. Too many fires for first responders to… … Read moreWhat’s Behind Our World on Fire?, by Pat Buchanan

Companies Act panel wants penalties cut, sections decriminalised

The company law committee has recommended a fresh overhaul of the Companies Act to ease filing and compliance requirements while proposing decriminalisation of several provisions and lower penalties for small companies and startups. The government is looking to speed up amendments with the corporate affairs ministry expected to move a bill in the current Parliament … Read moreCompanies Act panel wants penalties cut, sections decriminalised

U.S. Department of Labor Releases Advance Copies Of Form 5500 Annual Return/Report for 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the IRS and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) today released advance informational copies of the 2019 Form 5500 Annual Return/Report and related instructions. The “Changes to Note” section of the 2019 instructions highlights important modifications to the Form 5500 and Form … Read moreU.S. Department of Labor Releases Advance Copies Of Form 5500 Annual Return/Report for 2019