France 24
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"Recently, this situation has become the norm leaving Gazans without electricity during most of the day. This has created a humanitarian crisis for Gaza?s two million people." The shortages hit hospitals, clinics, water supply and other vital services, as well as household needs, she said. Protests broke out in January over the power cuts, which the Gaza health ministry warned could have "dangerous consequences" for patients. "The PA needs to address reforms to ensure that payment obligations to electricity suppliers are met as this will encourage the needed private generation investment," the bank said. "This is particularly important in Gaza to allow the construction of a high-voltage line from Israel to contribute to the relief of the energy crisis." The strip was heavily battered in a July-August 2014 war between Israel and Hamas that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians and 73 people on the Israeli side.
SiteProNews
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15 percent of Americans currently have office/administrative jobs (the largest of 22 segments of the U.S. labor force according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics). Our survey showed that none of the surveyed American teens list this as a job they want to do when they grow up. 17 percent said that they honestly dont know what job they want. Two percent said they just want to be happy and healthy. One percent said they want to be in the military or an intelligence agency. One percent said they want to own their own business. One percent said they want to be a full time parent. 6.8 million Americans currently identify as stay-at home mothers and 420,000 as stay-at home fathers. Surprisingly enough, only one percent said they just want to be rich. The highest tax bracket starts at $415,000 of annual household income, and just two percent of Americans earn that amount or more.
The Sun Daily - Business
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s economic outlook is expected to pick up slightly in 2017 to register a gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 4.4%, driven by exports and household spending, said the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). However, ICAEW said an anticipated rise in US interest rates and appreciation of the US dollar are expected to lead to a tightening of monetary conditions and triggering capital outflows, which could cause increasing financial stress. This year, ICAEW said the country’s economy continues to face challenges as the possibility of declining global trade and commodity prices threaten to weigh on consumer and business spending. “There is also the risk of accelerated government spending ahead of the general election, which is expected to take place before August 2018, which could result in an overshoot of the 3% fiscal deficit target,” it added.
The Iran Project
4 hours
American Herald Tribune | Anastasia Fatima Ezhova : Shi‘a Islam states that only Ahl al-Bayt (a), the chosen people of Prophet’s blessed Household, have a right for ruling the Islamic Ummah, because they were purified from all sins as it is stated in the Qur’an: “People of the House (Ahl al-Bayt), God only desires to put away from you abomination and to cleanse you” (33:33). There are different authentic traditions in both Shi‘a and Sunni hadith collections proving that Ahl al-Bayt (a) are mentioned in this verse. It is also stated in the trustworthy traditions gathered both by Shi‘a and Sunni scholars that the Messenger of God (s) announcedAli ibn Abi Talib (a) as his successor during his last pilgrimage (hajj) on the 18th of Dhul-Hajjah near the place called Ghadir Khum: “Whoever I am his friend, Ali is his friend”. After that the verse was revealed: “Today I have perfected your religion for you, and I have completed My blessing for you, and I have approved Islam for your religion” (5:3), and before that another verse was also revealed: “O Apostle! Deliver what has been sent down to you from your Lord; and if you don't do it, you have not delivered His message (at all); and Allah will protect you from the people .
The Sun Daily
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Tax brackets for individuals would be compressed from seven to just three - 10%, 25% and 35%, lower than the current top rate of 39.6%. "It's a great plan," Trump said at the White House on Wednesday. "It's going to put people back to work." Killing off the 'death tax' The proposal also eliminates the estate tax -- referred to by some opponents as the "death tax" - a levy on property including cash and real estate transferred from deceased individuals to their heirs. But with the tax plan limiting most deductions, it could expose more of an average American household's income to taxes. Gary Cohn, the president's chief economic advisor who unveiled the plan along with Mnuchin, dubbed it "the most significant tax reform legislation since 1986, and one of the biggest tax cuts in American history." The goal, the White House said, is for the reforms to propel the US economy to three percent annual growth.
Voice Of America
7 hours
President Donald Trump's plan to slash business and household taxes could shift the U.S. economy into higher gear, but it may have one effect the White House would not welcome — interest rates ratcheted higher than expected by a wary central bank. The Trump administration says hundreds of billions of dollars fed into the economy via deep cuts in business taxes and more generous exemptions for individuals will unleash a wave of investment and make the U.S. economy more competitive than ever. But the plan, if approved in the form Trump officials outlined on Wednesday, could add inflationary fuel to an economy already running near full capacity, a risk Federal Reserve officials have been warning about since Trump got elected. Confronted with the prospect of massive cuts that would slash the corporate tax rate to 15 percent from 35 percent and overhaul the personal tax code, Fed officials will need to start debating if they can maintain a measured pace of rate hikes or they might need to move faster, say analysts and economists who follow the U.
Global News
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BBC Parliament
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paid are rising. Latest ONS data showed lowest paid workers are seen their pay go up the most. Median household disposable income for the poorest fifth rose by £700 last year compared to the richest fifth, whose incomes fell by £1000. And we're helping people keep more of what they earn. And because of this, the proportion of people living in relative poverty in this country is near its lowest levels since the 1980s. Since 2010, there are 300,000 fewer people.
STV
14 hours
that household income and not property values determine what should be paid. Advocates say that it reflects the ability of a voter to pay for local services. Of course we have the emergence through the Scotland Act of our own tax collection process and system through Revenue Scotland.
Western Morning News
14 hours
A crazy 'pants on head' fundraising craze has started to raise funds and a laughter in memory of a family's mum who died recently at the Rowcroft Hospice in Torquay.The 'pants on head' originally idea sprang from a mother and daughter's fun response to domestic nightmares. When Karen Rogerson and her mum Katy Clarke faced problems when they were doing household chores, they worked out their own unique response.Now people all over the world are joining in and posting funny 'pants on head'...
Evening Standard
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South China Morning Post
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Hong Kong children living in low-income districts are most at risk of abuse or getting into accidents, according to the latest report by a university in the city. University of Hong Kong (HKU) researchers found a growing number of children were seeking emergency services over the past decade and more. Children from larger families, with less educated parents and a lower household income are more likely to get injured, they said. The overall injury rate was lowest in the Central and Western...
BBC Parliament
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a currency that matters above all. But there have been some useful changes and I am grateful to the Minister for his considered opinion regarding the government bid... Amendment one has sought to increase broadband to superfast levels to ensure that every household in the country can benefit from speeds of at least 30 megabits a second. The benefits of this do not.
Voice Of America
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Bleacher Report
19 hours
Thanks to the divisional-based setup of the NHL playoffs, hockey fans will get the opportunity to watch these two powerhouses clash in the second round, while basketball fans will have to wait for a potential NBA Finals matchup to possibly see the Golden State Warriors face the Cleveland Cavaliers again. Follow your favorite teams and leagues in the new B/R app . Get the app and get the game. The Penguins and Capitals also proved to be closely matched in head-to-head showdowns during the season, with each side winning two games. Pittsburgh's victories came in overtime and a shootout, indicating there could be sudden-death action ahead in this series. There is also plenty of star power across the board with household names such as Sidney Crosby , Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin for Pittsburgh and Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie for Washington.
BBC News 24
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I think the issue here is that it is managing to attract deposits rather faster than it is managing to build a blending server transport it is to read dress that balance. That's the point at which it would start to become serious challenger to lenders, the point at which it is actually the go to bank for household and business.
Western Morning News
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ABC News - Money
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Shares in Europe are mixed after another day of gains in Asia as investors await an announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump on tax cuts that could give a boost to U.S. companies and household spending
The Sun Daily
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The principal will kick in from Year 6 onwards until the loan is settled. "If homebuyers would like to get a larger loan amount, they may choose the second option where the EPF Account 2 is utilised. The scheme is subject to terms and conditions and eligibility will depend on the borrower's risk profile and credit assessment by the banks," read the statement. As of April 2017, PR1MA Members of Corporation have approved the development of 265,033 units of PR1MA homes nationwide of which 136,569 units are in various stages of construction. A total of 1.41 million Malaysians have registered for PR1MA homes nationwide, of which 166,972 of them had applied for PR1MA homes. Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia (PR1MA) was established under the PR1MA Act 2012 to roll out a thorough and extensive programme in building quality homes for the middle-income group who live in the urban and sub-urban areas, with a household income of between RM2,500RM15,000 a month.
France 24
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"The rise in underlying inflation in the first quarter, coupled with the RBA?s financial stability concerns, dramatically reduces the chances of any further interest rate cuts," said Capital Economics' chief Australia economist Paul Dales. "That said, price pressures and economic growth are not strong enough to warrant interest rate hikes. Interest rates are unlikely to rise above 1.5 percent this year or next year." AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver agreed. "With inflation moving in the right direction and given the RBA?s increased emphasis on an inflated Sydney and Melbourne housing market and rising household debt, the RBA is unlikely to make any adjustments to interest rates any time soon," he said "We expect it to keep the cash rate at 1.50 percent for the next year at least." The Reserve Bank slashed rates 300 basis points between November 2011 and August last year to support non-resources industries as the economy transitions out of a mining investment boom.
The Sun Daily - World News
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Macron and Le Pen stood grim-faced among hundreds of mourners as Xavier Jugele's gay partner delivered a moving eulogy to the 37-year-old officer, whose shooting was claimed by the Islamic State group. Macron and Le Pen differ starkly on how to protect France, still reeling from a string of jihadist attacks since 2015 that has claimed more than 230 lives. Le Pen has called for France to take back control of its borders from the European Union and deport all foreigners on a terror watchlist, accusing Macron of being soft on terrorism. Macron has urged voters not to "give in to fear" and vowed to step up security cooperation with EU partners. On Wednesday, Macron will visit a household appliance factory in Amiens, northwest of Paris, that is threatened with closure, before holding a rally in Arras, a city in the northern rustbelt where the FN is strong.
China Daily
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A pilot plan has been unveiled to ensure that major cities will sort and separate all household trash by the end of the decade. Zheng Jinran reports.
BBC Parliament
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the financial impact that Brexit will have and we can see them recognising the impact that this will have on household budgets and on jobs. And that we will see real changes and real recognition from this government taking into account the effects of Brexit. And the finance bill was just one of the last few bills that the government was trying to get through Parliament before the election. Down the corridor the Lords too were dealing with their final.
Sky News
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there, slaughtered. Simon was an 18-year-old soldier taking his first ride with a household Calvary on that summer morning. This is the first time he spoken publicly. There was suddenly an explosion, at the time I did not realise it was.