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Former NSW MP Daryl Maguire tells ICAC he didn’t report ‘cash-for-visa scam’ because he was making money

Former NSW MP Daryl Maguire has told a corruption inquiry he did not report his involvement in a “cash-for-visa scam” because he was making money.

The former Wagga Wagga MP is accused of using his position in Parliament to benefit himself and his related business associates.

Within half an hour of questioning in NSW’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), Mr Maguire admitted to using his parliamentary office and resources to conduct various business dealings, including receiving thousands of dollars in cash at his office as part of the visa scam.

He also admitted to acting as a shadow director for a business known as G8wayInternational, as well as using his parliamentary staff, resources, mailing system and even the parliamentary library for the business.

Mr Maguire said those business interests were not disclosed as they should have been in line with his obligations as an MP.

Later, he told the hearing

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Fed Rates Near Zero Didn’t Make These Credit Cards Any Cheaper

(Bloomberg) — U.S. retailers’ credit cards with the highest cost of borrowing kept the same rate in 2020 as last year even as the Federal Reserve slashed interest rates to near-zero, a report found.

a close up of a keyboard: Mastercard Inc. chip credit cards are arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Mastercard Inc. is scheduled to release earnings figures on October 28.

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Mastercard Inc. chip credit cards are arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Mastercard Inc. is scheduled to release earnings figures on October 28.

Credit cards from Big Lots Inc., Discount Tire and several jewelry retailers issued by Comenity Bank and Synchrony Financial maintained annual rates of 29.99%, creditcards.com said Monday in a statement. Ted Rossman, an analyst at creditcards.com, said two cards from Nordstrom Inc. issued by Toronto-Dominion Bank increased their average rates this year.


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Those retailers were exceptions, as most other cards cut rates from last year, according to the report from creditcards.com, an online marketplace and information hub. The average retail rate fell

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Peru bet on cheap COVID antibody tests; it didn’t go well


FILE – In this April 15, 2020 file photo, a healthcare worker testing for the new coronavirus monitors the results of antibody tests, inside a home in Lima, Peru. Peru imported millions of COVID-9 antibody tests to detect infections, even though they are not designed to identify active cases. Some have been banned from distribution in the United States after being found faulty.


In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the harried health officials of Peru faced a quandary. They knew molecular tests for COVID-19 were the best option to detect the virus – yet they didn’t have the labs, the supplies, or the technicians to make them work.

But there was a cheaper alternative — antibody tests, mostly from China, that were flooding the market at a fraction of the price and could deliver a positive or negative result within minutes of a

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South Africa almost didn’t get any new Nvidia graphics cards

South Africa initially did not make the cut for first wave allocation of new GeForce RTX 30-Series graphics cards, a local representative for the ASUS Open Platform Business Group informed MyBroadband.

“After numerous fights with all parties involved, some [stock] was allocated,” ASUS South Africa said.

Regarding the retail price estimates that has local gamers up in arms, ASUS said they have to take various factors into consideration to provide a price estimate to retailers.

Most important are the shipping costs. To ensure the graphics cards reach South Africa as soon as possible, they are being shipped by DHL Express.

ASUS South Africa also explained that the COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult to calculate shipping costs, and they have to err on the side of caution for their pricing estimates.

Other costs that need to be taken into account are VAT and customs.

“Customs will charge some fees for

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COVID-19 Didn’t Stop This MBA Landing A Top Consulting Job At Deloitte

When International MBA students at Emlyon Business School switched to studying online after France’s coronavirus outbreak, Abram Stewart (pictured) used the opportunity to strengthen his network and land a new job. 

Before Emlyon, he worked as a product manager for investment strategies at Charles Schwab Investment Management. He was secure in his role, but he wanted a business education that would give him wider career options.  

He’s now a senior consultant in the investment management division of Deloitte Luxembourg, and says he’s in a strong position to add more variety to his career. “Before leaving for business school, I thought to myself: When was the last time you took a risk?” he says. 

The risk paid off. With his MBA, Abram is already reaping the benefits––and the global pandemic didn’t get in the way of him realizing his career ambitions.  

Being an 

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