AICPA, NASBA and Prometric Announce Successful Launch of Next Version of CPA Examination

2017-04-11

NEW YORK & NASHVILLE, Tenn. & BALTIMORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and Prometric are pleased to announce the successful launch of an updated version of the Uniform CPA Examination. The next generation Exam, which began testing on April 1, has added additional assessment of higher-order cognitive skills that test a candidate’s critical thinking, problem solving and analytical ability. The Exam also makes greater use of task-based simulations (TBSs) as a means of assessing these higher-order skills. Recent research confirms that CPAs are now performing tasks that rely upon these...

AICPA, NASBA and Prometric Announce Successful Launch of Next Version of CPA Examination

2017-04-11

NEW YORK & NASHVILLE, Tenn. & BALTIMORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and Prometric are pleased to announce the successful launch of an updated version of the Uniform CPA Examination. The next generation Exam, which began testing on April 1, has added additional assessment of higher-order cognitive skills that test a candidate’s critical thinking, problem solving and analytical ability. The Exam also makes greater use of task-based simulations (TBSs) as a means of assessing these higher-order skills. Recent research confirms that CPAs are now performing tasks that rely upon these...

Triad-Based Omega Sports Acquired by Carlock Family

2017-04-10

GREENSBORO, N.C., April 10, 2017 — Greensboro-based Omega Sports, Inc., a privately held sporting goods retailer with 14 retail locations in N.C., has been acquired by Craig and Kristin Carlock of Greensboro, N.C. Effective immediately, Craig Carlock, former CEO of The Fresh Market, is the retailer’s new CEO. “Since moving to Greensboro in 1999, I have been impressed with Omega Sports’ outstanding customer service and product offering,” said Carlock, a seasoned retail executive. “In my professional and personal life, I believe in supporting local business development, so this opportunity with Omega Sports is particularly gratifying.” “As a result of the founders’ leadership, superb store management, dedicated employees and a loyal customer base, Omega Sports is well-positioned for future success,” added Carlock. “I look forward to continuing the path...

Wake County, NC Selects Everbridge to Power Emergency Notifications to Nearly One Million Residents

2017-04-10

BURLINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), a global software company that provides critical event management and enterprise safety applications to help keep people safe and businesses running, today announced it has been selected by North Carolina’s Wake County, the second most populous county in the state, to power its emergency notification system. With this announcement, Everbridge expands its already extensive presence in the state, where it currently serves over 30 counties and cities, including Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte, as well as numerous healthcare organizations and businesses. Wake County selected Everbridge’s

University of Exeter and Keypath Education Launch Digital Revolution…

2017-04-09

It is fantastic to see partnerships such as the one between the University of Exeter and Keypath Education to deliver online degrees which enable students to work, earn and learn. – Jo Johnson, MP, Higher Education Minister CHICAGO April 10, 2017 — Leading UK higher education institution The University of Exeter and Keypath Education, the global specialist in online higher education, have announced a new 10 year partnership that will see the university provide a range of online master’s degrees to UK and international students. The partnership will initially see the creation of online MSc programs in Finance & Management, International Business, and Marketing. The online courses will be provided by the University of Exeter’s Business School, consistently ranked in the top 1% of business schools worldwide. The courses will be available for enrollment from September 2017 and will cost...

Corporate Outside Counsel Pricing Audit Report 2017: Hourly Rates of Over 600 Law Firms Representing Some of the Largest Companies and Corporations Globally – Research and Markets

2017-04-07

The “Corporate Outside Counsel Pricing Audit Report 2017” details the hourly rates of over 600 law firms representing some of the largest companies and corporations globally. The “Corporate Outside Counsel Pricing Audit Report 2017” allows Corporate General Counsel at any size company to easily compare and contrast what it pays its Outside Counsel – Law Firm by Law Firm – compared to the overall global legal services market thereby allowing companies to negotiate more effectively their annual and multi-year contracts with current market data and in some cases, save significantly on their annual legal spend. Key Topics Covered: 1. Rates by Firm Revenue Group (AMLAW 10, 50, 100, 101-200 and non-AMLAW Firms) 2. Rates by Associate Class Year 3. Rates by Individual Firm, Practice Areas and Cities 4. Overall Rates by Practice Areas 5. Overall Rates by Industry 6. Overall Rates by City 7. UK Magic...

Centervention Releases Interactive Online Social Stories Program for…

2017-04-07

“We are excited to bring Stories in Motion to the market to help parents and educators improve social skills for students with Autism,” said Tim Huntley, Centervention CEO. Durham, North Carolina April 07, 2017 — Centervention, the company behind online social and emotional skills games Zoo U and Hall of Heroes, released a new online program called Stories in Motion that is specifically designed for elementary students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. With Stories in Motion, students create personalized social stories around twelve different school scenarios, including anxiety, bullying, friendship, personal space, and more. Stories in Motion was developed by leading researchers at 3C Institute with SBIR grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education before being commercialized by Centervention. The research-based social stories used in the program help children with autism understand...

National Association of Environmental Professionals Recognizes…

2017-04-06

We’ve been thrilled to be teamed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on this important initiative. Fredericksburg, VA April 06, 2017 — The National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) recognized Marstel-Day, LLC with awards for its Environmental Excellence across two categories – Planning/Integration and Education Excellence. The Planning/Integration Award recognizes Marstel-Day, LLC for developing a Water Resources Management and Sustainment Plan for Mountain Home Air Force Base that provided a near-term and long-term set of recommendations to address water scarcity, increase resiliency, and preserve the mission. The Education Excellence Award recognizes the campaign coordination and supportMarstel-Day, LLC provided to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by assisting with the launch...

ALKU opens Regional Training Center in Amherst, MA

2017-04-04

Amherst, MA April 04, 2017 — ALKU recently opened its doors to its second Regional Training Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. This opening comes after the success of its first Regional Training Center in Durham, New Hampshire, aimed at providing interns attending the University of New Hampshire with an office on campus to expand their skills and experience. The mission of these training centers is for interns to gain experience and support ALKU’s overall business growth, with the belief that they will ultimately become full time employees. “To be good at your job it takes dedication, commitment and most importantly time. Being able to work in the ALKU Durham office while I am at school has allowed me to be constantly developing the skills I need to get off to a successful start to my career in sales,” says Zachary Canto, a UNH senior and ALKU account management intern, “At ALKU, there is a commitment to treating every...

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