UK taxes near top in Europe

first_img whatsapp THE UK has become the fourth most highly taxed country in the whole of Europe, a report revealed yesterday while also warning there could be an exodus of high earners from the City.KPMG’s annual individual income tax and social security rate survey showed the introduction of the 50 per cent rate of tax was the highest personal income tax increase in the world last year. It also propelled the UK from 13th on the league table last year to fourth in terms of the amount of income tax high earners are expected to pay. Only Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands have higher personal income tax rates.Income tax levels in the UK are now higher than those of key European competitors, France and Germany, KPMG found.But the survey suggests other governments in Europe and the rest of the world may be following the UK’s example by increasing the top rate of income tax as a way of dealing with their budget deficits.KPMG said income tax rates globally had risen for the first time in seven years reversing a general decline. The majority of rate movement in 2010 came from Europe. Those paying the highest income taxes in the world were still those living in the European Union where average rates went up by 0.3 per cent over the past year, although this was in line with the global increase in tax rates.Jayne Vaughan, tax partner in international executive services at KPMG in the UK, said the higher rate tax bracket could have a negative affect on Britain’s economic competitiveness.“Individuals are highly mobile and they may decide to vote with their feet. And where employers are concerned, tax is a crucial business issue when it comes to deciding where to locate workforces,” he said.Vaughan said it was still unclear what the effect of the tax increases around the world would be but added “the fact that high income earners are frequently more mobile should not be overlooked.” Read This Next’Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Here’s Why Only Allison and Patty Are SeenThe Wrap20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The Wrap’Batwoman’: Wallis Day on Circe’s ‘Deranged’ Warpath and the Key to SavingThe Wrap’Godzilla vs Kong’ Reaches $100 Million in US After Grossing $250,000 inThe WrapJoin a Conversation on ‘Cancel Culture in Comedy’ with Maz Jobrani, SkyeThe WrapAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes Join Searchlight’s Dark Comedy ‘The Menu’The WrapAfter ‘Black Widow,’ Kevin Feige Leaves Open the Possibility of OtherThe Wrap’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe Wrap UK taxes near top in Europe Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndo KCS-content Tuesday 5 October 2010 8:37 pmcenter_img Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Men’s tennis wins thriller against Columbia, 4-1

first_img + posts Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Jack Wallace ReddIt Alastair GrayPhoto by Jack Wallace printLuc Fomba returns a shot against Columbia on March 20, 2019. Photo by Jack WallaceA neck-and-neck fight between the No. 10 TCU Horned Frogs and No. 12 Columbia Lions resulted in a 4-1 victory for TCU, but the competition was much closer than the scoreline reflects.Alex Rybakov (left) and Alastair Gray celebrate clinching the doubles point in TCU’s win over Columbia on March 20, 2019. Photo by Jack WallaceDoubles takes strong pointThe No. 6 Reese Stalder and Bertus Kruger team impressed once again, extending its win streak to seven with a 6-3 win. The pair’s season record stands at 12-3. After the Stalder/Kruger win, the Luc Fomba/Sander Jong team fell in a nail-biter 7-5 to tie the doubles matches at one point apiece.In the final doubles match, the Alex Rybakov/Alastair Gray team upset Columbia’s No. 12 nationally-ranked doubles duo, 7-6 (7-5) in the pair’s closest doubles match of the season.“Anytime you beat a good team, there’s so much going on,” head coach David Roditi said. “There’re so many key moments, and it’s hard to come on the right side of those moments. This group is resilient; we have different guys step in at different times, and you don’t know who’s going to do it.”Reese Stalder celebrates his win to put TCU up 3-0 against Columbia on March 20, 2019. Photo by Jack WallaceSingles roar back after splitting first two setsThe Frogs won every first set in all six singles matches, setting them up for a potential sweep. After this hot start, TCU began to falter, with each player, other than No. 7 Rybakov, falling in his second set. Included in this stretch was a 5-7 loss by No. 115 Kruger, who was up 5-4 at one point.Stalder was down 2-6 in the second set before a 6-4 nail-biter win in the third for another hard-fought victory. This win avenges his split-set loss at Columbia two years ago, when he fell to Columbia 7-6 in the final set.“What I told him was ‘You deserve this match,’” Roditi said. “I’m glad he got that thorn out of his side and redeemed himself. I’m happy for him.”Despite the impressive run by the Lions, the Frogs would not go down that easily, and an impressive finish by Stalder and No. 25 Gray clinched the four points for a TCU victory.Alex Rybakov pumps his first after a won point against Columbia on March 20, 2019. Photo by Jack WallaceFrogs continue hot streakThis marks the second year in a row TCU bested Columbia, almost repeating last year’s 4-0 sweep. Two seasons ago, Columbia beat TCU in New York, winning 4-3. This loss was Columbia’s second of the season.  “They’re well-coached, there’s nothing ‘Ivy League’ about them,” Roditi said. “They’re a bunch of greedy, competitive guys.”The win puts the Frogs at 13-3 on the year and adds another marquee win to its resume. The 4-1 win puts the team’s record at 39-5 since the 3-4 loss to No. 8 North Carolina. TCU’s win streak is sitting at eight, with another opportunity in a three-match set this upcoming week.Up Next:TCU faces No. 35 Arizona State at 1 p.m. this Sunday and a 5:30 p.m. contest against metroplex rival SMU on Tuesday; both games will be played in Fort Worth. 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Facebook 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East Linkedin Linkedin Twitter Jack Wallace Jack Wallace TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Previous articleListen: The Podell and Pickell Show with Ben BanoguNext articleReview: Netflix’s ‘Triple Frontier’ is ambitious, but soft Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jack Wallace Twitter Jack Wallace ReddIt Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Facebook TCU News Now 4/28/2021last_img read more

“Between Freedom and Abuses: The Media Paradox in Iraqi Kurdistan”

first_imgReports November 3, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Between Freedom and Abuses: The Media Paradox in Iraqi Kurdistan” IraqMiddle East – North Africa Related documents Download the reportPDF – 1.23 MB to go further December 28, 2020 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts The press freedom situation is better in Iraqi Kurdistan than it is in neighboring regions, and with 850 media outlets officially registered and 5,000 journalists, has considerably improved over the last decade.Yet the number of attacks against journalists has also grown steadily over the last two years. Police and security forces tied to the two leading political parties: Massoud Barzini’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Jalal Talabani’s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), are chiefly responsible for the increase.Two journalists have already been murdered because of their work since 2008 and the most recent killing of Sardhast Osman in May 2010 has exacerbated the climate of fear within the profession.There also remains a profound lack of understanding between authorities and media professionals, as neither camp seems to accept the role of, or necessity for, the other.In its new report “Between Freedom and Abuses: The Media Paradox in Iraqi Kurdistan”, Reporters Without Borders reviews the political and historical circumstances surrounding the growth of media outlets in the region in order to gain a clearer inderstanding of the current trends. The report contains recommendations for action on the part of authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan as well as journalists. News Follow the news on Iraq RSF_en center_img Help by sharing this information News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Open publication – Free publishing – More kurdistan February 15, 2021 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Organisation last_img read more

Limerick ‘Santas’ need a home

first_imgFacebook Print Email Previous articleLimerick firm tees up a new approach to golfing holidaysNext articleQuad thefts and men robbed at knifepoint Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Twitter NewsLimerick ‘Santas’ need a homeBy Bernie English – October 20, 2016 589 [email protected] people have been at the forefront of sending love and hope to children in war zones and the developing world, all wrapped up in 12,000 gaily covered shoeboxes.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But the willing volunteers at Team Hope, the organisation that co-ordinates the appeal are now desperate to find a premises where they can process and ship out THE gifts.“We’re getting very worried now because the deadline is approaching. We need an empty warehouse or factory space preferably with a loading bay, where we can process the boxes and ship them out,” said Nora Collins, one of the organisers of the appeal in the Mid West.The boxes need to be checked, loaded and shipped from a central location, where up to 80 volunteers give their time to the cause.“We desperately need a premises of around 10,000 square feet, at a central location and preferably with a loading bay that we can use as a warehouse to get the boxes ready. There’s no issue with owners having to pay rates and we have our own insurance”.The volunteers need the premises for three weeks from around November 8.The boxes are wrapped and filled with small gifts, such as sweets, gloves, colouring pencils and cuddly toys.The majority of the 12,000 shoeboxes donated in Limerick last year went to Africa but they are also going war zones and refugee camps, places where people have no means to provide Santa for their children.Anyone who can help with a premises or any other assistance should contact Nora at 087 – 9384583last_img read more

Grace McDonald released from jail on bond

first_imgLocal NewsCrime By admin – February 2, 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articlePermian Basin rig count remains steadyNext articleCouncil change group files petition admin Pinterest Twitter Grace McDonald released from jail on bond Facebook Grace McDonald is led through the Ector County Courthouse after her pre-trial hearing Jan. 25 in Judge James Rush’s courtroom. She faces a count of capital murder of multiple persons, conspiracy to commit capital murder and prohibited sexual conduct. Her brother, Gabe McDonald, who is accused of pulling the trigger, faces a single count of capital murder of multiple persons. CBS7 reported Friday 23-year-old Grace McDonald, a woman charged with killing her adoptive parents in 2016, has bonded out of jail.McDonald’s bond was reduced from more than $2 million to $200,000 on Friday when she posted out of jail, records show. The judge’s decision to reduce her bond came after discussion during a pre-trial hearing last week.Bond conditions include an 8 p.m. curfew, an order to only live with a specific family in Ector County, and she must not injure herself or others.last_img read more

The Week Ahead: Economic Drivers in Housing

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Subscribe About Author: Seth Welborn Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Taking the Pulse of the Mortgage Industry Next: Fannie Mae Completes Final CIRT Transaction of the Year Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Economic Drivers in Housing in Daily Dose, Featured, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Economic Drivers in Housing The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post 2019-12-13 Seth Welborn December 13, 2019 1,902 Views On Friday, the University of Michigan will release its latest Consumer Sentiment Survey, a measure of consumer’s outlook on the estate of the U.S. Economy. Previous reports saw sentiment rise, despite “increased volatility” in November, Freddie Mac’s November Forecast found.“The economy has seen increased volatility in November as hopes for a favorable resolution to the trade dispute have recently waned,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist, in November. “However, given low interest rates, modest inflation and a solid labor market, the U.S. housing market continues to stand firm, and our forecast is for the housing market to maintain momentum over the next two years.”Economic growth, though slow, has been propped up largely by housing, according to the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group. The Group notes that housing should also continue to function as a positive contributor to growth in the near term, as indicated by both new and existing single-family home sales advancing in Q3, as well as pending home sales, permits, and starts. However, persistent supply and affordability constraints continue to hold back household formation, inhibiting housing market activity.The housing market is expected to “continue to stand firm” as home sales rise to 6.0 million for 2019 before increasing to 6.1 million for 2020.According to Freddie Mac, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate is forecasted to be 4.0% for the remainder of 2019 and to decrease slightly to 3.8% in 2020. The house price forecast is expected to be 3.2 percent in 2019 and 2.9 percent in 2020. Modest increases in home sales and house prices should boost purchase mortgage originations to $1,255 billion and $1,299 billion in 2019 and 2020, respectively.Freddie Mac adds that the surge in refinance activity will carry over into next year, with a projected $846 billion and $834 billion in single-family refinance mortgage originations in 2019 and 2020, respectively. Overall, annual mortgage origination levels are expected to hit $2.1 trillion in 2019 and 2020.Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead.Homebuilders Index (December 16)Census Bureau’s Housing Starts and Permits Report(December 17)NAR Existing Home Sales Report (December 20) Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Walled City Tattoo kicks off in Derry this evening

first_img Previous articleFamilies car burnt in arson attack in StrabaneNext articleDonegal County Councillor slams HSE’s medical card processing section News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – August 28, 2013 Twittercenter_img Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Walled City Tattoo kicks off in Derry this evening Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ News Twitter More than 15,000 people are set to converge on Derry for what the city’s Mayor says will be one of the highlights of the City of Culture year.The Walled City Tattoo begins this evening, and runs until Sunday.The event, which takes place in Ebrington Square, will feature 30 Highland and Irish dance schools, as well as performers from Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Tanzania, the UK, and Ireland, both north and south.Derry’s Mayor Martin Reilly says it’s another chance to showcase everything good about the city:[podcast][/podcast] Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

[Technical Glitches] National Information Technology Sena Moves SC Seeking Recall Of Dismissal Order Of Plea Seeking Relief For Employees Against Lay-Off

first_imgNews Updates[Technical Glitches] National Information Technology Sena Moves SC Seeking Recall Of Dismissal Order Of Plea Seeking Relief For Employees Against Lay-Off LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK30 May 2020 7:13 AMShare This – x”Due to the unforeseen and unprecedented pandemic situation, the Hon’ble Courts to take the extraordinary step of convening due to Video Conferencing, which is laudable. However, it is submitted that they are not substitutes for physical Court hearing. Advocates and Litigants are facing some serious difficulties, especially in terms of connectivity/network/audibility. The present case…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”Due to the unforeseen and unprecedented pandemic situation, the Hon’ble Courts to take the extraordinary step of convening due to Video Conferencing, which is laudable. However, it is submitted that they are not substitutes for physical Court hearing. Advocates and Litigants are facing some serious difficulties, especially in terms of connectivity/network/audibility. The present case is a classic example of the same.” The National Information Technology Sena, through its General Secretary, has moved the Supreme Court seeking recall of a dismissal order passed by the Court on May 15, 2020 and restoration of the writ petition filed by it. Last month, the Petitioner along with Advocate Rajesh Inamdar had approached the Supreme Court praying that the March 20 Advisory of the Labour and Employment Ministry, the March 29 GO of the Central government and the various state government resolutions, so far as they relate to the directions to the employers of both the private and public companies to not lay off/terminate employees or cut their salaries, in the wake the COVID lockdown, be implemented. When the matter came up for hearing on May 8, the Top Court agreed to examine the issue regarding mass termination of employees with a direction to remove Inamdar (Petitioner No. 1) from the array of parties. However, when the matter was heard on May 15, a special bench comprising of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and BR Gavai dismissed the petition for non-removal of Inamdar as a party. Disputing this aspect the Petitioner has contended that the dismissal order was passed “on completely incorrect/mistaken notion” that the Petitioner was an Advocate before the Supreme Court.The plea clarifies that Petitioner No. 1 who was an advocate was deleted with leave of the Court vide order dated 08.05.2020 and the list of parties had been duly amende however, the Petitioner’s Advocate was prevented from pointing this out to the court due to technical glitches in the video conferencing app, Vidyo. The application filed in this behalf states, “The Advocate on Record of the Petitioner amended the cause title of the petition, making the erstwhile Petitioner No. 2 as the sole Petitioner, and deleting Petitioner No. 1 on 11.05.2020 and uploaded the same on the e-filing webportal of 4 the Hon’ble Court. The same was also emailed to the PIL Section of the Registry…Subsequent thereto the website of this Hon’ble Court was updated to reflect NITES as the sole Petitioner. …On day of hearing the Vidyo app on which virtual hearings are conducted was facing several technical and connection issues, wherein several counsels were unable to connect and also audio/video were not functioning and were raising concerns regarding the same… xxx when Item no. 26 was called out, due to a technical glitch, neither the Advocate on Record, nor the Advocate on the matter (Mr. Rajesh Inamdar), who was also on the Video Conference, were audible to the Hon’ble Court. The Hon’ble Court dismissed the matter on the sole ground that it had been filed by a lawyer, and the neither the Advocate on Record nor the Advocate was able to point out to the Hon’ble Court that the Advocate was no longer the Petitioner…” The plea further states that, immediately after order of dismissal was passed, the Advocate on Record attempted to get in touch with various officers of the Registry/Court Masters in order to make a mention before the Court to apprise the court of the true facts but, in vain. “The Counsels made attempts in the whatsapp group to request other counsels apprise the Hon’ble Court regarding the correct facts and the technical glitches in the functioning of the App, however to no avail,” the application further reads. In addition to this, the Petitioner has informed the court, their counsel wrote an email to the Helpline Department as well as the Secretary General of the Court and Secretary of the SCAORA raising this grievance, but no action was taken thereon. Aggrieved by such state of affairs the Petitioner has submitted, “Due to the unforeseen and unprecedented pandemic situation, the Hon’ble Courts to take the extraordinary step of convening due to Video Conferencing, which is laudable. However, it is submitted that they are not substitutes for physical Court hearing.” The application further sates, “Advocates and Litigants are facing some serious difficulties, especially in terms of connectivity/network/audibility. The present case is a classic example of the same. It is submitted that all the matters in the batch were placed for next week, except the present case, which was dismissed by the Hon’ble Court on the notion that it had been filed by an Advocate. It is submitted that the Advocate on Record/Advocate in the matter were unable to bring to the notice of the Hon’ble Court the Order dated 08.05.2020, due to the technical lags in the Virtual Court hearing.”to substantiate the same the Petitioner has annexed with the Application the entire chat history of whatsapp group created and the concerns raised by the Counsel for the Petitioner and several other counsels”.  The Petitioner has submitted that the original petition is crucial to secure the rights of middle class employees, who will be adversely affected if the “unregulated mass terminations and delayed payment of salaries or pay cuts” continues.The Application is drawn by Rajesh Inamdar and Amit Pai Advocates. Click Here To Download Application Read Application Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Three more Covid 19 deaths in the republic

first_img Three more Covid 19 deaths in the republic Facebook Twitter By News Highland – June 26, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Google+ A further 3 people with Covid-19 have died in the Republic of Ireland.11 new cases have been confirmed also.It brings the death toll in this country to 1,730, while there have been 25,414 confirmed cases. No new cases have been confirmed in Donegal.Earlier, it was confirmed one further person has died of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland.Another four people have also tested positive for the virus.There’s 1,538 confirmed cases North of the border, with 548 deaths. Twitter Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleRain warning issued as Irish Water confirm pressure issuesNext articleDonegal v Tyrone on 31st Oct / 1st Nov News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Underwater images from bird-borne cameras provide clue to poor breeding success of Shags in 2005

first_imgThe first underwater digital photographs obtained by cameras carried by Shags PhaJacrocorax aristoteJis showed the birds diving in areas dominated by soft coral Alcyonium digitatum and feeding on butterfish PhoJis gunnel/us, which were brought to the surface before being swallowed. Prey capture rates were markedly lower than previous estimates for birds feeding on sandeels Ammodytes.This reduced foraging performance probably contributed to the very poor breeding success at the colony on the Isle of May in 2005.last_img