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Recession… what recession?

first_img Share Recession… what recession? whatsapp Buoyant manufacturing figures from the UK, the US and China boost hopes for global recoveryFactories continued to fire back to life last month, with manufacturing in the UK, the US and China rebounding more strongly than economists had expected.In the UK, the manufacturing sector kicked off the fourth quarter on a high note, with October export orders rising sharply to a five-month high after a slowdown in September. The closely-watched purchasing managers’ index (PMI) from Markit rose to 54.9, compared to a 10-month low of 53.4 in September. Economists had been expecting a figure of 53.1. This is the fifteenth month in a row that the PMI has been above the all-important 50 mark, which indicates expansion rather than contraction. The more forward-looking aspects of the index suggested the rebound is no flash-in-the-pan, with new order growth improving for a second month in a row. Manufacturers also employed new workers at the fastest rate since June, indicating they are more confident about the future, and fuelling hopes that the private sector will be able to compensate for public sector job losses. Economists said the robust figures, which come hot-on-the-heels of strong third-quarter GDP growth of 0.8 per cent, were the “final nail in the coffin” for another round of quantitative easing (QE), at least in the short term. “If last week’s GDP data was not enough to head off the possibility of the Bank of England implementing further QE at this week’s meeting, then these figures will surely be the final nail in the coffin,” said Andrew Goodwin, senior economic advisor to the Ernst & Young Item club. Meanwhile, stocks across the globe ticked up after Chinese and US manufacturing data provided investors food-for-thought ahead of the Fed’s decision on more QE, due tomorrow. The US Institute for Supply Management’s October PMI rose to 56.8 from 54.4 a month earlier, confounding economists who had expected it to slip further to 54. The all-important employment component of the index bounced higher, as did the part that measures new orders. Earlier, news from China’s factories provided cause for hope. There, the official PMI rose to 54.7 against 53.8 in September, while the HSBC index rocketed from 52.9 to 54.8 – one of the sharpest rises since the bank began the survey. In London, the FTSE 100 closed up 0.3 per cent at 5,695.62. Across the pond in New York, the Dow Jones closed up by 0.6 per cent, after earlier gains were tempered by fears over the decision on QE. KCS-content whatsappcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndoReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterUndoBeach RaiderSee The Woman Bradley Walsh Is Dating At 61Beach RaiderUndo Show Comments ▼ Monday 1 November 2010 9:41 pm More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Why building from the ground up is so important to the new iGB website

first_imgWe started with a list of priorities that you – our readers – told us you wanted: Then we swapped our hard hats for thinking caps and really got down to work. What’s coming next? What’s changed? And what’s coming next? The process of moving to a modern platform, improving the code, upgrading our hosting platform and creating an iGB-tailored site has allowed us to increase the speed and load times of our site by up to 250%. Strategy A few months ago, we decided to rebuild the iGB site. Since then we’ve been working tirelessly to create something we feel showcases our content better and encourages more of you to become regular readers. iGB used to be broken down into news, analysis, intelligence centre, webinars and a few other content types that were tied to our premium subscription service – Intelligence Centre (IC). That meant it functioned like a kind of igaming Frankenstein. Add in our endless bolt-ons and plug-ins and you had a site that moved at the pace of a pensioner in a world that never stands still.  First things first By always referring back to these key areas as we built, we’ve been able to create something that is truly focused around what our readers want. Design The launch is only the start of this process but it gives us a brand-new platform to build for the future and continually improve the way we showcase our content to you. Topics: Strategy Product Technical UX Starting with a blank canvas and building brick by brick has allowed us to continually test the site and change what hasn’t worked. We’re developing the best possible platform for the evolution of iGB and Clarion Gaming in 2020 and beyond. With the IC now consigned to the bin, the time has come to get rid of those old terms and simplify how you search. No more clunky journeys through ancient search bars. No more infuriating navigation dead ends. Mix this with a few technical priorities – site speed, searchability, information architecture, quality code and flawless UX – and you have a new barometer for quality news and content in igaming. We want you to be able to seamlessly navigate between the wonderful content on iGB and our events – ICE, iGB Live and iGB Affiliate. Our new company hub (directory), events and job pages are up and running but we want to improve them further and have them interconnected with each other and our main content. We’re not finished yet. While the launch of the site is a massive step forward, the project is still a work in progress. Dismantling the old site and starting from scratch has allowed us to focus on what is really important. With our readers’ needs informing all of our decisions, we’ve designed the new iGB site to be fresh, fast and compelling. And now we’re ready to launch. The old iGB site was built in a time before smartphone functionality was a thing. Like any construction project we encountered the odd hiccup but we got the foundations in and the site began to take shape. A better reading experience: One that mirrors the quality of our content and keeps you coming back for more.More related content: Want to delve deeper? On the new site you’ll find the most relevant content at your fingertips.Findable facts and figures: It’s now easier to find the data and analysis that helps inform your big business decisions.Staying in touch: We’ve made it simpler for you to sign up and manage the newsletters you get from us. Plus, we’re rolling out a few more niche ones to fill the gaps. Email Address Stephen Carter, Editorial Director, iGB We worked with a leading agency to create a website that is easier on the eye across desktop, mobile and tablet. And we’re focusing on incorporating visuals – both images and video – into your everyday journey across iGB. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topic: Find content connected to the area that you are interested in. Navigate dedicated topics hubs across casino & games, esports, social responsibility and more.Region: Prefer to follow your news by regions? Then break the content down into continents or into specific markets such as the UK & Ireland or the US.Big picture: Discover what companies are saying with our exclusive Brand View pieces or search through the latest slot releases.In-depth: All the in-depth analysis from our team of reporters and industry experts.Data: Pure data in dashboard and report form from our partnerships across the industry.More from iGB: Webinars, podcasts, reports and digital magazines –right here waiting for you.  You’ll now find our content broken down into the following areas: It’s been a lot of work and there’s more to come. 7th October 2020 | By Stephen Carter We invested time and money to understand how users want to navigate our site. By optimising page layout and understanding the user journey we’ve created a seamless user experience that matches the quality of our content. For now, head to www.igamingbusiness.com to take a fresh look at our brand new website. Why building from the ground up is so important to the new iGB website AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

What job support are tier 2 workers getting?

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Coronavirus continues to have a major impact on jobs and businesses in the UK. Thankfully, there is some good news for workers in tier 2 lockdown areas after Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a more generous job support scheme on Thursday. What are the restrictions for tier 2 areas? 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Tier 2 is the ‘high’ alert level in England’s new Covid Alert Levels system. The aim of this three-tiered system is to simplify local lockdown restrictions.Key cities currently under tier 2 restrictions include London, Leeds, Bradford, Doncaster, Sheffield, Newcastle, Birmingham, Leicester and Nottingham.Under this tier: Most… Image source: Getty Images The Motley Fool receives compensation from some advertisers who provide products and services that may be covered by our editorial team. It’s one way we make money. But know that our editorial integrity and transparency matters most and our ratings aren’t influenced by compensation. The statements above are The Motley Fool’s alone and have not been provided or endorsed by bank advertisers. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Mastercard. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, Hargreaves Lansdown, HSBC Holdings, Lloyds Banking Group, and Tesco. 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Thankfully, there is some good news for workers in tier 2 lockdown areas after Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a more generous job support scheme on Thursday.What are the restrictions for tier 2 areas?Tier 2 is the ‘high’ alert level in England’s new Covid Alert Levels system. The aim of this three-tiered system is to simplify local lockdown restrictions.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Key cities currently under tier 2 restrictions include London, Leeds, Bradford, Doncaster, Sheffield, Newcastle, Birmingham, Leicester and Nottingham.Under this tier:Most businesses except those that remain closed by law, such as nightclubs and adult entertainment centres, can continue operating as long as they do it in a Covid-secure manner.Certain businesses that sell food and drink on their premises must observe a 10pm curfew. Those that sell food for consumption off the premises can continue to operate after the curfew as long as this is via a delivery, click-and-collect or drive-thru service.There should be no mixing of households in any indoor settings, both at home and in public spaces.There should be no socialising of more than six people in outdoor settings, including private gardens.People should work from home if possible and only travel if it’s essential. New financial help for tier 2 workersBusiness grantsOne of the biggest complaints about the tiered system has been the disparity in the level of financial support offered to firms in different tiers.For example, previously, only businesses shut down due to tier 3 restrictions could access the government’s Job Support Scheme. This despite the fact that many businesses that have not shut are facing economic problems.Now, tier 2 businesses hurt by coronavirus restrictions, including bars, restaurants and cafes, can access grants of up to £2,100 per month. The grants should cover expenses like rent and salary bills.This is good news for workers in tier 2 as it means more businesses will be able to stay afloat and more jobs will be protected.Restrictions such as the ban on households mixing indoors have massively reduced trade in tier 2 businesses. Without this new job support, many could be forced to shut or make staff redundant.Job Support SchemeNew changes to the Job Support Scheme will see tier 2 workers benefit more from it.Under the original scheme, employees had to work at least 33% of their normal hours to be eligible. Now, they only have to work 20% of those hours to benefit from the scheme. That means that even those who work one day a week will be eligible.In addition, the amount that employers are required to pay to top up staff wages for unworked hours has been reduced to just 5% from 33%. As an example, if you were earning £587 for your unworked hours, the government will now be contributing £543 with your employer only contributing £44. This scheme will be open to eligible businesses in all alert levels.What about the self-employed?The government will provide two taxable SEISS grants to support those continuing to trade but experiencing lower demand due and those who temporarily cannot trade.The grants will be available to those who were previously eligible for SEISS grant one and grant two, and who meet eligibility criteria. The amount covered by the two grants increases from 20% to 40% of average profits. This means that the maximum payout is now £3,750 (up from £1,875).Grants are available as two lump sum instalments each covering a three-month period.You can find out more about who can claim and how to claim these grants on the HMRC website.Where can I get more help?On top of the financial schemes explained above, you might be eligible for even more help. For example, there’s Universal Credit that’s available for people on a low income, out of work or who cannot work.To find out more, head over to the gov.uk website, where a new service has been created to help you find out what support you can get if you have been affected by the coronavirus.And for more useful tips on how to protect your finances during this crisis, check out our Coronavirus Money Guide.last_img read more


first_imgCARDIFF, WALES – MARCH 16: Lock Andrew Coombs of Wales poses with the Six Nations trophy following his team’s victory during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and England at Millennium Stadium on March 16, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) Toby Faletau’s decision to sign a two-year contract extension was a big boost and hopefully it will buck the trend of our big-name players leaving. In recent seasons we’ve lost Dan Lydiate, Luke Charteris and Aled Brew. We’ve got to stop that happening by getting players to understand that the Dragons are trying to create an environment in which they’ll become the best region in Wales. Toby staying sends a strong message to fans that our board is going to stand up at last.There are lots of talented young players  at the Dragons. Wales can be proud of its academies and that was one of the hardest things I found at London Welsh; with no academy, I had to buy yesterday’s players rather than bring through youngsters. Will I name one or two players I think will break through this season? No. I’m going to be careful what I say or else an agent or a rich club might come calling! You can watch rugby on a Friday or Saturday night, even on a Sunday afternoon, but not at 3pm on a Saturday, and that’s when most rugby fans want to sit down in front of their television. It’s a big area where we can improve but will we? Before I left Wales, when I was coaching the Ospreys, all the regions and clubs worked together for the good of the game, but it seems nowadays they are only doing what’s best for themselves.A helping hand: Dragons’ captain CoombsFortunately at the Dragons I’ve walked into a club that’s overcome its problems and is very much looking forward to the future. I’ve got Kingsley Jones to help and his experience will prove invaluable. Out of the frying pan…: Lyn Jones gained credit at London Welsh but has his work cut out for him at the DragonsBy LYN JONESPEOPLE MIGHT regard my move from London Welsh to the Dragons as a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire, but as a coach challenges come in many forms. For some it’s about winning cups, but I enjoy coaching individuals to become better players and I like seeing them rewarded with bigger and better contracts.My task at the Dragons is to make them realise they’re not a bottom-of-the-table team and to instil in them the confidence to grow and fulfil their potential.It’s good to be back coaching in Wales after four years away. I don’t share some people’s negative views about the state of the game within the regions and clubs. A lot of opinion suggests that with Cardiff City and Swansea both in the Premier League, rugby will suffer, but let’s not kid ourselves: Wales is full of soccer players. I regard football as our national game but rugby as our international game and having two clubs in the Premier League is positive for the country. Yes, there will be a negative effect on jersey sales and sponsorship, but the real problem facing domestic rugby in Wales is TV coverage. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Sonny Bill Williams gives his sweaty socks and shorts to fans in Argentina

first_imgTuesday Oct 3, 2017 Sonny Bill Williams gives his sweaty socks and shorts to fans in Argentina After the 36-10 All Blacks win over Argentina in Buenos Aires on Saturday, Sonny Bill Williams made at least one fan’s day when he stripped off his shorts and socks and tossed them into the crowd. It’s not the first time we’ve seen the cross-code superstar show his kindness to fans.Williams famously gave his RWC 2015 medal away after the tournament, making headlines for the generous gesture after a young fan had been tackled by security.Earlier this year he gave a young Lions fan his shorts too, after the first Test in Auckland.He’s either the kindest rugby player around, or he simply has no interest in doing his own laundry.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Good Foundations: Trusts and Foundations and the Arts in the United Kingdom

first_img Howard Lake | 23 May 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Good Foundations: Trusts and Foundations and the Arts in the United Kingdomcenter_img Tagged with: Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Portland march defends Philippine sovereignty

first_imgIn Oregon June 15, BAYAN USA-Pacific Northwest and Malaya Movement Pacific Northwest held a high-spirited march and banner drop off Portland’s Hawthorne Bridge to raise awareness about the U.S.-backed war that President Duterte is waging on workers and peasants in the Philippines. The next day the Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines held a “From Portland to the Philippines” potluck.Credit: Full Revolution MediaThe event was a fundraiser to send local organizers to the Philippines to work with peasants and workers oppressed by U.S. military aid sent to the islands. PCHRP’s Facebook page reads: “Over 30,000 peasants, farmers, youth, human rights and land defenders have been murdered by President Duterte’s U.S.-funded War on Drugs. Communities are harassed and surveilled by local military and police to aid multinational corporations in their theft of natural resources to be exported overseas. While forests are logged, some of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world are destroyed.” (Facebookportlandchrp)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Hoosier Ag Today Responds with Expanded Market Coverage as Corn and…

first_img SHARE SHARE Previous articleMaking Plans for After COVID-19Next articleFood Supply Chain is Strong but Adapting, and Making Plans for After COVID19 on the HAT Thursday Morning Edition Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Mar 18, 2020 Hoosier Ag Today Responds with Expanded Market Coverage as Corn and Soybean Prices Tumble Home Indiana Agriculture News Hoosier Ag Today Responds with Expanded Market Coverage as Corn and Soybean… Unprecedented market volatility in financials, energy, and commodities have farmers reeling and desperately seeking information and recommendations on what to do.  Hoosier Ag Today, Indiana’s most listened to ag media outlet, has announced expanded market programming to meet the needs of corn and soybean farmers.  The network has begun production of a new daily feature called Dollars and Sense.The mid-morning program includes an opening look at financial and energy futures and a pre-open look at corn and soybeans. In the program, a rotating group of top market analysts give their perspectives on market action and recommendations for farmers.“The program is a composite snapshot of the markets and the tone of trade for the day.  The insights are short, practical, and timely,” said program producer and HAT Vice President Andy Eubank. WKOA-FM (K-105) in Lafayette was the first to begin airing the program, but other network stations around the state are expected to add the 90 second update to their farm program schedules.In addition, Hoosier Ag Today currently airs a mid-day commodity and energy market update as well as a 4 minute, comprehensive market review every afternoon and early morning.last_img read more

Rep. Greene says ‘morons’ voted to boot her from committees

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleLos avances en las pruebas genéticas dan esperanza a personas con enfermedades rarasNext articleYour COVID-19 Vaccination Questions, Answered Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  Rep. Greene says ‘morons’ voted to boot her from committees Facebook Local NewsUS News WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene lashed out Friday at “morons” in both parties who voted to kick her off her committees, a day after the House meted out the unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she’d earned by spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories. Underscoring the political vise her inflammatory commentary has clamped her party into, all but 11 Republicans voted against the Democratic move on Thursday but none rose to defend her lengthy history of outrageous social media posts. In the most riveting moment of that day’s debate, the freshman Republican from a deep-red corner of Georgia took to the House floor on her own behalf. She offered a mixture of backpedaling and finger-pointing as she wore a dark mask emblazoned with the words “FREE SPEECH.” The chamber’s near party-line 230-199 vote was the latest instance of conspiracy theories becoming pitched political battlefields, an increasingly familiar occurrence during Donald Trump’s presidency. He faces a Senate trial next week for his House impeachment for inciting insurrection after a mob he fueled with his false narrative of a stolen election attacked the Capitol. Thursday’s fight also underscored the uproar and political complexities that Greene — a master of provoking Democrats, promoting herself and raising campaign money — has prompted since becoming a House candidate last year. Greene showed no signs of repentance Friday. “I woke up early this morning literally laughing thinking about what a bunch of morons the Democrats (+11) are for giving some one like me free time,” she tweeted. At a news conference later outside the Capitol, Greene accused news organizations of “addicting our nation to hate.” She deflected a question about her past online suggestion that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could be executed for treason, and warned that Republicans opposing her should remember that Trump — with whom she is closely allied — controls the GOP. “The party is his,” she said. “It doesn’t belong to anybody else.” A day earlier on the House floor, Greene tried to dissociate herself from her “words of the past.” Contradicting past social media posts, she said she believes the 9/11 attacks and mass school shootings were real and no longer believes QAnon conspiracy theories, which include lies about Democratic-run pedophile rings. But she didn’t explicitly apologize for supportive online remarks she’s made on other subjects, as when she mulled Pelosi, D-Calif., being assassinated or the possibility of Jewish-controlled space rays causing wildfires. And she portrayed herself as the victim of unscrupulous “big media companies.” News organizations “can take teeny, tiny pieces of words that I’ve said, that you have said, any of us, and can portray us as someone that we’re not,” she said. She added that “we’re in a real big problem” if the House punished her but tolerated “members that condone riots that have hurt American people” — a clear reference to last summer’s social justice protests that in some instances became violent. Greene was on the Education and Labor Committee and the Budget Committee. Democrats were especially aghast about her assignment to the education panel, considering the past doubt she cast on school shootings in Florida and Connecticut. The political imperative for Democrats was clear: Greene’s support for violence and fictions was dangerous and merited punishment. Democrats and researchers said there was no apparent precedent for the full House removing a lawmaker from a committee, a step usually taken by their party leaders. The calculation was more complicated for Republicans. Though Trump left the White House two weeks ago, his devoted followers are numerous among the party’s voters, and he and Greene are allies. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., hopes GOP victories in the 2022 elections will make him speaker. Republicans could undermine that scenario by alienating Trump’s and Greene’s passionate supporters, and McCarthy took no action to punish her. “If any of our members threatened the safety of other members, we’d be the first ones to take them off a committee,” Pelosi angrily told reporters. She said she was “profoundly concerned” about GOP leaders’ acceptance of an “extreme conspiracy theorist.” At one point, No. 2 Democratic leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland strode to the GOP side of the chamber carrying a poster of a Greene Facebook post from last year. “Squad’s Worst Nightmare,” Greene had written in the post, which showed her holding an AR-15 firearm next to pictures of three of the four Democratic lawmakers, all young women of color, who’ve been nicknamed “The Squad.” “They are people. They are our colleagues,” Hoyer said. He mimicked Greene’s pose holding the weapon and said, “I have never, ever seen that before.” Republicans tread carefully but found rallying points. McCarthy said Greene’s past opinions “do not represent the views of my party.” But without naming the offenders, he said Pelosi hadn’t stripped committee memberships from Democrats who became embroiled in controversy. Among those he implicated was Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who made anti-Israel insults for which she later apologized. “If that’s the new standard,” he said of Democrats’ move against Greene, “we have a long list.” Committee assignments are crucial for lawmakers for shaping legislation affecting their districts, creating a national reputation and raising campaign contributions. Even social media stars like Greene could find it harder to define themselves without the spotlights that committees provide. Not all Republicans were in forgiving moods, especially in the Senate. There, fringe GOP candidates have lost winnable races in recent years and leaders worry a continued linkage with Trump and conspiracists will inflict more damage. That chamber’s minority leader, Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., this week called Greene’s words a “cancer” on the GOP and country. On Thursday, No. 2 Senate GOP leader John Thune of South Dakota amplified that thinking. Thune said House Republicans must stop “dabbling” in conspiracy theories, adding, “I don’t think that’s a productive course of action or one that’s going to lead to much prosperity politically in the future.” News organizations have unearthed countless social media videos and “likes” in which Greene embraced absurd theories like suspicions that Hillary Clinton was behind the 1999 death of John F. Kennedy Jr. Greene responded, “Stage is being set,” when someone posted a question about hanging Clinton and former President Barack Obama. ——— Associated Press writer Kevin Freking contributed.center_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 5, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Budget 2013 – as it unfolded

first_img Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News Budget 2013 – as it unfolded Below are the key measures introduced in Budget 2013 as outlined in the Daíl.3:47: That concludes  Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin’s speech3:46  RESPITE CARE GRANT To be cut by 325 euro to 1,375 a year.BACK TO EDUCATION ALLOWANCE – The 300 euro cost to education allowance to be abolished. STUDENT GRANTS – Student grant income threshold to be increased by 3%3:40: MOTOR TAX INCREASES – EXAMPLESBand A1 up 10 euro to 170 euroBand A2 up 20 euro to 180 euroBand A3 up 30 euro to 190 euroBand A4 up 40 euro to 200 euroBand B1 up 45 euro to 270 euroBand B2 up 55 euro to 280 euroBand C up 60 euro to 390 euroBand D up 89 euro to 570 euro3:36:  Prescription charges are being increased for medical card holders and the family threshold is also being increased:3:31: POLITICIANS EXPENSESPlan to end the unvouched expenses system.Cut of 10% on expediture limits50% cut in use of prepaid Oireachtas envelopes10% cut to Party Leaders Allowance and an audit of its use by Independent membersAbolishing severance payment to Ministers3:30:FEE PAYING SCHOOLS – Pupil teacher ratio in fee paying schools to increase by two points.STUDENT REGISTRAYION FEES – Increase by 250 euro next year and again in 2014 and 20143:25: CHILD BENEFIT – Cut by 10 euro per month. JOBSEEKERS BENEFIT – Duration cut by three months3:22:  SOCIAL WELFARE – No cuts in weekly paymentsJOBS – department of jobs budget to be above half a billion euro and an additional 139 million for Enterprise Ireland.JOBS PLACEMENTS – Increase by 10,000 the number of placements across labour market activation schemes from department of social protection.3:20: CROKE PARK AGREEMENT An additional one billion euro in the pay and pensions bill must be achieved3:15 Minister Brenden Howlin takes to his feet..And that concludes Minister Noonan’s speech in the Daíl3:14:  Dirt to increase to 33% from 30%3:09:  PETROL – NO increase in  petrol or diesel – CARBON TAX – Extending carbon tax to solid fuels  over next two years on phased basis – rate of 10 euro per tonne from may next and to 20 euro per tonne in May 2014.3:07: VRT AND MOTOR TAX – Increases across all catergories – DUAL CAR REGISTRATION From January Car Registration Plates to be 13 1 for first six months and 13 2 for second six months.3:06: PINT – 10 cent on a pint of beer or cider from midnight tonight, 10 cent on a measure of spirits and ONE EURO on a bottle of wine.CIGARETTES – 10 cent on a pack of 20 and 50 cent on a 25gramme pack of tobacco3:03 : PROPERTY TAX: Local authorities to be given power to vary the rates by 15% above or below the national rates to better match funding needs.Charge for 2013 will be a half year so on a home in the 150,000 to 200,000 band it will be 157 euro in 2013, 314 euro in 2014..Deferral option for low income persons (gross income not exceeding 15,000)  Other deferral options for those whose income less 80% of mortgage falls below 15,000 – Interest at 4% per annum will be chargedThe household charge will cease from January 2013 – any arrears on July 1st next WILL BE INCREASED to 200 euro and WILL BE COLLECTED through local propert tax system.SECOND HOMES CHARGE – This will CEASE from January 20142:56: PROPERTY TAX In effect from July 1 2013- collected by revenue- owners of residential properties, including rental properties will be responsible for payment- payable on basisis of market value as assessed by owners with guidance from revenue or owners can use a competent valuer- rate of 0.18% up to market value of 1 million euro and 0.25% on values above that and will be done AT THE MID POINT on bands of 50,000- example a property between 150,001 and 200,000 will be valued at 0.18% of 175,000- exemptions largely the same as those for household charge2.54: PRSI abolishong the weekly allowance for workers and increasing the minimum level of annual contribution from the self-employed from 253 euro to 500 euro2:48  BUDGET DEFICIT – Now estimate deficit will be 8.2% – well inside the 8.6% limit in the Troika agreementPENSIONS From January 2014 tax relief on pension contributions will only be allowed on schemes that deliver up to 60,000 per annum  – Tax relief will continue at the marginal rate of tax -Pensions levy that was introduced to fund jobs initiative will not be renewed after 2014Standard rate rather than reduced rats of USC will apply to pensioners over 70 with income of greater than 60,000 from January.2.46: MORTGAGE INTEREST RELIEF Measure introduced last year will end on December 31st BUT exemption from new property tax up to 2016 for any new homes for first time buyers or unoccupied homes bought.2.45: Relief from capital gains tax on disposal of farm land for restructuring purposes.Extend tax relief scheme to 2020 and make Ireland more attractive for foreign film and TV productions.Minister Confirms lower 9% VAT rate for Tourism industry to remain for 20132.41: Minister bringing forward 10 point tax plan for Small and Medium EnterprisesIncludes: – Reform of Corporation Tax relief for startups – improve cash flow – and R and D tax credit.Work ongoing on the PlusOne initiative which will encourage employers to help those long-term unemployed.HAULAGE Introducing a rebate on diesel from July 1st next – to be fully policied to ensure tax compliance2.37: Reform of the Three-Year Corporation Tax Relief for Start Up Companies to allow unused credit to carried forward..2.31: Michael Noonan is about to deliver the budget.2.05: The Taoiseach says the only alternative to the property tax in today’s budget is to increase income tax.And Enda Kenny says that’s not the direction the Government wants to go in.He’s blamed the Troika for the tax – but he says it will be progressive and fair:1.35: Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson and TD for Donegal South West, Pearse Doherty, will be responding to the Minister for Finance’s Budget announcement at approximately 4.50pm today1.30: Large numbers have gathered to demonstrate at Budget 2013 at the Market Square, Letterkenny and at Junior Minister Dinny McGinley’s office in Gweedore.1.20: What to expect in Budget 2013 – A property tax, increases in motor tax, dearer cigarettes and a pint, higher tax on the interest on your savings and cuts in child benefit are all set to be announced in Budget 20-13.At half two this afternoon Ministers Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin will announce a 3.5 billion euro package of tax hikes and spending cuts.Child benefit will be cut by 10 euro a month, while the back to school clothing allowance faces a cut from the current 150 euro to possibly 100 euro.Medical card holders will see the price they have to pay for a prescription doubled to a euro.Higher paid pensioners over seventy will pay a higher Universal Social Charge.Pensioners will probably see their free telephone allowance halved to 155 euro a year.Most employees will see themselves paying more PRSI – as much as 20 euro a month.Smokers will see the price of a pack of twenty go up by 10 cent from midnight tonight – and drinkers will see at least five cent slapped on a pint.Motor tax is going up – a 1.6 litre car will pay nearly 40 euro a year more – but it does appear as if petrol and diesel will be spared any rise.Savers will see DIRT on interest go up to 33% from thirty, and of course the property tax will see someone with a home worth 200,000 pay about 350 euro a year.12.50: Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams says his party has warned the Government against being tilted towards the “golden circle” – and he says today’s budget will hit ordinary people the most:12.45: The Sinn Fein deputy leader has criticised the Environment Minister for being away on a Government trip – while the Budget is being delivered at home.Phil Hogan is in Qatar on a week long trip on UN climate change – and was photographed in today’s Daily Mail in a hotel bar in Doha.12.30: The Finance Minister is preparing to deliver what’s being described as a “tough” and “unpopular” budget to the Dáil this afternoon.At half past two, Michael Noonan is expected to outline 1.25 billion euro worth of revenue raising measures before the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin gets to his feet to outline 2.25 billion euro worth of spending cuts.The Finance Minister says there are also “loads of good things” in the Budget.Speaking outside the Dáil this morning, Michael Noonan said this budget is about job creation and growing the economy: Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter By News Highland – December 5, 2012 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleDerry protests at Belfast Union Flag decisionNext articleSummary of Michael Noonan’s Budget 2013 measures News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

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