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Air Force Security Forces Adopts Apex Officer Virtual Reality Active Shooter Training Simulator

LogoThe Apex Officer simulator allows the Air Force Security Forces to train for active shooter, use of force, and crisis intervention situations in a 360-degree virtual reality training environment.

Vancouver Chartered Professional Accountants Caution Businesses on Relying Exclusively on Cloud-Based Software

LogoImproved functionality of cloud-based accounting means businesses are performing bookkeeping functions in-house and looking for accountants who specialize in cloud software

DPSI Releases iMaint 4.3 CMMS/EAM Software

LogoDPSI, a provider of industry-leading computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) based in Greensboro, North Carolina, recently released the newest version of iMaint. An enterprise asset management (EAM) system, iMaint centralizes data and automates maintenance management tasks to help companies decrease equipment downtime, maximize return on investment and make smarter asset management decisions.

US Tax Professionals in Vancouver Publish 4 Tax Deductions That Disappeared in 2018

Logo2018 tax reform in the US eliminated a number of deductions that many US taxpayers counted on to reduce taxable income, warns a blog published by US Tax Professionals in Vancouver.

Vancouver Immigration Consultants Announce Pilot Residency Program for Caregivers

LogoAs an immigration consultant in Vancouver, the team at Racer Immigration believes it is important for families to stay together. For foreign Caregivers hoping to come to Canada, securing clearance for their families was a long and badly understood process. However, the Government of Canada has announced a limited-time pilot program that could open the pathway to family immigration to Canada.

PTL UK Offers Governance Audit Service to Ensure Seamless Running of Pension Schemes

LogoA leading name in the industry, PTL UK offers Governance Audit Service to help clients ensure smooth running of pension schemes, without any errors. Their services uncover occasional errors, helping to producing an action plan and recommend a course of action that is simple, pragmatic and easy to implement. To prevent any issues and errors from reoccurring with the different pension solutions, they also propose controls for different pension schemes. Used by thousands of employers and trustees, the service not only involves testing the current pension scheme against various quantitative and qualitative tests, but also ensures that the pension scheme is in full compliance with the latest laws and regulations.

Vancouver Immigration Consultants Say Family Reunification Program Slated for Late January

LogoAs immigration consultants in Vancouver, the team at Racer Immigration understand that choosing to immigrate to another country can be hard, especially if family members are left behind. That's why Racer's consultants are pleased to announce that the Government of Canada will reopen the parents and grandparents sponsorship program in late January 2019.

US Tax Accountants Share Seven Small Business Tax Myths

LogoRunning a small business is tough. As a group of US Tax Accountants, the team at US Tax Professionals knows the complexity of the tax code can generate a lot of potentially costly mistakes. A new article on the company website addresses seven common small business tax myths.

Federal Data: Fewer Couples Are Getting Divorced, but Oklahoma's Divorce Rate Remains High

LogoAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fewer couples got divorced in 2017 than in other recent years. This is consistent with a long-term trend: the national divorce rate has declined by approximately eighteen percent in the last decade. Though, the data does show some signs that the decline in the divorce rate is slowing.

New Lawsuit Alleges Racial Discrimination at the University of Illinois

LogoThe case, Brown v. Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, alleges employment discrimination on the basis of race under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a federal law, and the Illinois Civil Rights Act of 2003, a state law. The plaintiffs in the case specifically allege that racial discrimination and harassment are part of the University of Illinois's "standard operating procedure. The case is likely to highlight the harms of racial discrimination in employment and to underscore the steps that employers must take in drafting and enforcing a non-discrimination policy.

Illinois Could Be the Next State to Commit to Renewable Energy

LogoIllinois may be the next state to commit to a future 100% green energy mix. Illinois State Representative Will Davis recently introduced the "Path to 100 Act", legislation that would expand Illinois' renewable portfolio standard (RPS), driving new solar, wind and storage development and eliminating all non-renewable forms of energy within the next few decades. The act is sponsored by Sen. Bill Cunningham in the Illinois Senate.

Gun Storage Laws Could Apply in Shooting by Toddler

LogoIf so, the father in the case could end up facing felony criminal charges and a potential jail sentence. According to a February 3, 2019 WKBN news report, the incident occurred as the 27-year-old, eight-months pregnant mother and her boyfriend were laying in bed watching television. Their four-year-old son was also in the room. He retrieved a loaded, unsecured gun that the father kept under the mattress. The toddler pointed the weapon at the mother and pulled the trigger, hitting her in the face. After transportation to the Harborview Medical Center reports of life threatening injuries were discovered. Police have an open investigation to determine charges in accordance with the states newly passed gun storage laws.

Solar Panels in Texas...Are They Worth It

LogoWhen people imagine the ideal geography for solar panels, they will typically picture a wide-open space in a dry, desert climate under a cloudless sky. And while sunny climates can be ideal for generating solar energy, the same benefits can be achieved in a variety of locales.

PTL UK Offers Flexible and Simple to Implement Claims Handling Service

LogoA leading provider of independent governance services, PTL UK offers claims handling service to help clients manage their death in service claims. Flexible and simple to implement, the service is focused on removing any conflicts of interest using a pragmatic, personable and professional approach. With confidentiality as the main driver, they provide an objective assessment and speedy settlement of claims.

A Breakdown of the Green New Deal

LogoThe longest U.S. government shutdown in history has finally ended, which means it's time for Congress to roll up their sleeves and get back to work on the pressing issues at hand. Foremost in the minds of many legislators is what has been coined the 'Green New Deal' (GND for short). The Green New Deal isn't a single piece of proposed legislation, but rather a name that refers to any of several proposed economic stimulus programs that attempt to address both economic inequality and climate change.

Concealment of Public Court Records Related to Judge's Personal Religious Bias Vacated by 10th Circuit

LogoFederal Judge's Alleged Religious Animus Just One of Many Complaints of Misconduct in Colorado Case.

Civil Litigation—Small Claims Lawyers in Vancouver

LogoUnless the circumstances are extraordinary, no one really expects to become embroiled in a lawsuit. As a firm of lawyers in Vancouver, the team at Kushner Law Group explains why legal representation can be helpful when there is no alternative but to defend against Civil Litigation. For more, go to: http://www.kushnerlaw.ca/services/civil-litigation/

Canadian Immigration Lawyer Explains What Applicants Need to Know About Cannabis Use

LogoAs Canadian Immigration lawyers, the team at Sas & Ing advise prospective immigrants to be cautious about cannabis use in Canada. While recreational use of pot is now permitted, many restrictions apply, and these should be of special interest to people coming to Canada, whether to visit, work, study or live permanently.

US Tax Accountants Remind Individual Filers Tax Season Begins January 28th

LogoOn January 28th, the IRS will begin accepting and processing individual tax returns for the 2019 tax return filing season (2018 tax returns). As usual, returns will be due to the IRS on April 15, or June 15 for taxpayers living abroad. For more, please visit: https://www.us-taxprofessionals.com/US-Citizen-Taxation.php

PG&E Is Filing for Bankruptcy - Green Solar Technologies COO Edward Harner Comments

LogoWe're not even one month into the new year and PG&E, the nation's largest utility company, is confronting the greatest threat in its 114 year history. The company is facing $30 billion in potential damages for devastating wildfires that raged over northern California in 2017 and 2018, killing dozens of people and destroying thousands of homes and businesses.

Solar Energy Highlights of 2018

LogoAs 2018 draws to a close, it’s a fitting time to look back on the year’s noteworthy events and developments that have strengthened Green Solar Technologies’ optimism for the future of solar energy. Much has happened this past year; too much in fact to fit within the confines of this article, so we’ll cover what we consider the highlights.

Solutiant, a Leader in Technology Infrastructure, Is Now Offering Cutting-Edge Public Safety DAS

LogoWhen a disaster strikes a building, the only thing that ensures the safety of people inside is their seamless communication with people outside such as first responders. Without knowing the situation of a building from inside, first responders, including firemen and police officers, cannot take necessary actions with accuracy. During the tragedy of 9/11, firefighters and police officers were not able to communicate properly inside the World Trade Center due to disrupted communication channels which led to so many casualties. Since then, NFPA and IFC fire codes made it mandatory for every building to have an enhanced communication system utilizing Public Safety DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems). This is the reason that Solutiant now provides top-notch Public Safety Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA) DAS and Indoor Cellular DAS systems.

US Tax Accountant Publishes Recap of Business Tax Provisions for 2018

LogoAs the year draws to a close, the tax consultants at US Tax Professionals have published a blog recapping the tax provisions all businesses need to know about in 2018.

Green Solar Technologies Commits to Hiring More Veterans

LogoGreen Solar Technologies is committed to helping make the world a better place by contributing to a healthy, clean and safe environment through solar energy. While we're proud of our contribution to the welfare of the planet, we're also grateful for the contributions and sacrifices of those who have protected us and fought to preserve our freedoms and liberties—the brave men and women of our armed forces. That is why GST is proud to be working with the Employment Development Department (EDD) in an effort to expand our employment of military veterans.

MyFEDBenefits Hosts Giveaway for USPS Workers During Holiday Season

LogoTo recognize postal workers for all their hard work during the holiday rush, MyFEDBenefits is hosting a holiday giveaway on their Facebook page from Thursday, December 13th through Wednesday, December 20th. Nominate a fellow postal worker whom you feel has gone above and beyond in their job for a chance for both of you to win a special prize pack.