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  • 10 Nov 2009 4:30 AM | Anonymous

    The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants will be required to regulate auditors as a specialist profession rather than as chartered accountants, in plans announced by the government. Oversight of the process will be provided by The Accounting Standards Review Board, which will have monitoring and reporting authority, together with an option to direct that the Institute addresses any shortcomings in the way it regulates.

    Existing arrangements allow a chartered accountant with a Certificate of Public Practice to conduct an audit without restriction. The new regulatory arrangements are likely to come into effect in 2012.

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  • 10 Nov 2009 4:00 AM | Anonymous

    Dr. Dana Hanson, president of the World Medical Association, suggested today that45 per cent of physicians are in an advanced state of burn out, and that the figure for developing countries is even higher.  In remarks to the The Global Forum of Health Leaders conference in Taipei, Taiwan, Dr. Hanson called for governments and the profession to work harder to remove the stigma of stress and address the pressures on physicians.

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  • 29 Oct 2009 12:39 PM | Anonymous

    The Massachusetts Senate and House have voted in favor of legalizing and regulating ultimate fighting, or mixed martial arts. The bill would expand the state Boxing Commission by adding a specialist in mixed martial arts. The Commission would license and regulate fighters and promoters. The sport is currently regulated in 37 states.

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  • 29 Oct 2009 10:40 AM | Anonymous

    The European Commission will send letters of formal notice to Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom regarding their failure to notify the Commission of measures they have taken to comply with the Directive on recognition of professional qualifications.  The Directive simplifies the structure of the system of recognition of professional qualifications in order to facilitate professional mobility. A fine could be imposed on these members states.

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  • 29 Oct 2009 6:00 AM | Anonymous

    Proposed legislation in Illinois would require background checks, licensing and registration for cemetary owners and some types of cemetary employees. The legislation was put forth after a cemetary scandal involving the desecration of as many as 300 graves.

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