The Economic Times
2 hours
The association represents all handset making companies including Apple, Samsung and Micromax, among others. The government’s move to levy 12 per cent GST on mobile phones will push up prices of locally made phones by 4-5 per cent, bringing them at par with imported ones, thus taking away advantage for domestic manufacturing which existed due to the existing duty differential structure. The association on Monday sought finance ministry’s intervention to exempt phones under Rs 5,000 from GST or impose a 5 per cent GST to keep them low cost is possible, while 12 per cent can be kept for the rest. The association has also asked the ministry to define ‘parts’ for mobile phone manufacturing, that will attract a 12 per cent GST. It added that sub-parts should also be put under the 12 per cent tax limit. While thegovernment has assured its support to the industry, with imposition of basic customs duty (BCD) on imported phones emerging as a strong option to make imports more expensive vis-à-vis locally made devices, it is yet to take a final decision.
Channel 4
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A low of seven Celsius. Tomorrow showery rain in the north, some turning heavy and thundery although further south the chance of just a few showers with sunny spells breaking through in the afternoon. A high of 21 Celsius. In the north, dry on Wednesday with increasing sunshine, rather cloudy on Thursday with rain moving into the.
BBC News 24
3 hours
figure temperatures across the northern half of the UK. Fresher air over the middle part of the week, an area of low pressure eventually pushing rain into the northwest but for Wednesday and Thursday across England and Wales, chances are it's going to be dry, still quite warm sunshine, 23 or 24 Celsius
BBC One London
3 hours
the crowd, so this post listing temperatures into the low 20s for London. If you love the Sunshine bent on Wednesday is your day, barely a cloud in the sky on Wednesday. And that helped to lift the damages to 21 degrees. This is because.
BBC One London
3 hours
tomorrow or back to school and there may be some showers at first. Then for the rest of the day it looks like it will be dry. Some breaks in the crowd, so this post listing temperatures into the low 20s.
The Event Chronicle
3 hours
The Economic Times
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Plymouth Herald
4 hours
Children in Plymouth could have a substantial wodge of cash in the bank without they or their parents realising.The last Labour government introduced the Child Trust Fund, which gave children £250 when they were born - and a further £250 when they turned seven.Low income families also received double payments from the Government, which means youngsters aged between seven and 15 could have as much as £1,000 stashed away.Even if parents have never opened a Child Trust Fund...
The Event Chronicle
4 hours
4 Some researchers suggest that although the Sun was very active in the last few decades, it has in recent years gone into a quiescence period. Some even claim we might be headed for another “ice age” (whether a mini or major ice age). 5 I feel this is an invalid extrapolation of the limited data we have. Activated Sun It could be that the Sun is once again going through a period of extreme variability, manifesting as a pattern of highs and lows in solar activity. That is, we should not extrapolate from a few years (or even a couple of decades) of relatively low solar activity to the conclusion that we are imminently entering another ice age. Indeed, the Sun may suddenly become active again, or it might undergo a major solar outburst even in the midst of an overall period of relative inactivity. The 1859 Carrington Event occurred between a solar minimum and a solar maximum during a rather mediocre solar cycle; based on short-term methods of analyses, it is unlikely to have been predicted even with modern techniques (at the time, scientists were not even aware of the modern concept of major solar outbursts so no one was even attempting such predictions).
The Event Chronicle
5 hours
“But you can’t avoid the correction, the correction is locked in place, because the deficits are there, the malinvestment, everybody agrees interest rates have been too low too long,” he said in the late January interview. “The only thing he can do is allow the recession to come, get it over with, liquidate the debt. Politically, nobody wants that, so you’re going to see runaway inflation before you see this country wake up.” Over the past decade, the U.S. economy has grown at an average rate of just 1.33 percent , and there is no possible way to put a positive spin on that. And now the economy appears to be entering a fresh slowdown. A couple of months ago, banking giant UBS warned about “a sudden slowdown in new credit” … There’s been a sudden slowdown in new credit extended to businesses over the last year, one that strategists at UBS are callingdrastic” and “highly uncommon outside of economic downturns.
Carscoops
5 hours
Limousines converted from sedans are becoming a thing of the past as those fortunate enough have been gravitating towards pimped-out SUVs and vans. Thats a bit of a shame, because long and low limos like this one are about as cool as they come. Read more »
BBC Parliament
6 hours
guarantee there will be no tax hikes to middle and low earners. Why are they wrong? I am not suggesting that they are wrong. Income tax is devolved to the Scottish Parliament, so that is why we have a different position in the Scottish Parliament, in the Scottish Labour Party. The tax proposals that I put forward.
Techradar - Reviews
6 hours
Sounds good, although the website only says it covers most products, and there's no guidance on what's covered. There's some confusion regarding the money-back guarantee period, too. The website talks about a 30-day period, but the way it's phrased makes it sound like that could mean you'll get your money back within 30 days of asking. Meanwhile the terms and conditions page says the refund period is a horribly short 24 hours, which isn't reassuring at all. Account setup UKHost4U's website displays only the bare essential details about its hosting plans: domains supported, disk space, bandwidth, databases and so on. If you're looking for low-level information about Cron jobs or AWStats, you'll be disappointed. We clicked Order Now for the Basic Web Hosting plan, but the confusion continued.
Quick Sprout
6 hours
If there’s one thing I hear all the time, it’s this: “Neil, I just want to get more conversions from my website.” That’s it. That’s the big one. I get it. Conversion rates are notoriously low. By vertical. Low . By channel. Low . By device. Low . It doesnt matter whether I’m talking with a group of startup entrepreneurs in San Francisco, a meetup of marketers in Sao Paulo, or a team of e-commerce geeks in Seattle, everyone wants more conversions. Heck, I want more conversions too! Are there some simple ways to turn up the conversion juice and make more money from your blog, e-commerce site, startup, or landing page? Yep, there are. And I’m about to show them to you. First off, though, why did I write this article? For whom? After all, I write a ton about CRO (conversion rate optimization). Why another article? Because tactics. Simple, practical, easy tactics.
Apartment Therapy
6 hours
I think it safe to say that, while we're probably at the height of the bed-in-a-box phenomenon , beds themselves are at an all time low, literally. Many of the popular sleep startups' mattresses don't require a boxspring, and a bunch of new bed frame designs are basically hovering just a few inches above the floor or right on top if it, a la this Lonny bedroom . So what was once the look of college crashpads is basically now high design. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this. READ MORE »
KyivPost
6 hours
Ibis, a global economy hotel chain, plans a massive expansion in the Kyiv hotel market. Since 2011, one Ibis hotel has been operating in Kyiv — the 212-room Ibis Kiev City Center on Taras Shevchenko Boulevard. But by the end of 2017, a second Ibis hotel will open in Kyiv. And two more are to follow in the next several years. Ibis has found the sweet spot in Ukraine's hotel industrymodern comfort at low rates, usually $50 to $70 for a room, for those who don't want or can't afford five-star luxury prices and who don't want to check into dingy Soviet-era hotels. While Kyiv is rich with premium-class hotels, the economy three-star segment is wanting. While almost half of the hotel rooms in Kyiv fall into the three-star category, only 23 percent of them belong to hotels with international operators. Most hotels in the class are renovated Soviet-era buildings, like Dnipro, Salute and Kozatsky, all boasting prime location yet little comfort.
The Sun Daily - World News
6 hours
Voice Of America
6 hours
" Another Western aid worker, raped by 15 soldiers, said the accused are likely low-ranking and may have been recruited when they were children. "I'm much more angry at the senior levels of the army who were aware of the attack, who knew and did nothing, or more senior soldiers who were there seeing these things happening and did little," she said. The then-commander of the presidential guard, Marial Chanuong, declined to comment. An army spokesmen did not answer calls.
BBC Parliament
6 hours
that are better paying, why we need to fight for new jobs in this area that Martin Laird. That is why Martin is needed as a Labour MP for this constituency. It is not just poverty that is rising. It is low income for so many families. If you look at what the predictions are for the next few years under the Tories, what they are not talking about. If child.
Nottingham Evening Post
6 hours
Wouldn't it be great to discover your children have £1,000 sitting in a bank account you never even knew existed?It could be possible, thanks to a previous government.The last Labour Government introduced the Child Trust Fund account, where parents were given £250 to save for their child, and a further £250 on their seventh birthday.Children from low income families received double payments - so there could be £1,000 sitting pretty in a bank account somewhere, according...
BBC Parliament
7 hours
low-key campaign. I don't need to be rude but you seem to be a bit of a glum bucket. Are you enjoying the campaign? Will we see a bit more.
Home Designing
7 hours
The unique wood ceiling, which you will see closer up, has a music themed home decor vibe to it, calling to mind the gentle curves of a guitar, while the drum set in the corner pays homage to the homeowner's love of music as well. A low profile built in entertainment center makes gathering around the television comfortable but still stylish. Using a creamy off-white for the oversized sectional stays within the neutral color story. The wood shelving is both practical and beautiful, with plenty of room for displaying cherished treasures. As we move into the dining area, elements like a dark wood table and dining pendants shift the tone of the design. The open concept also carries through with no physical barrier between living, dining, and kitchen spaces. A large formal dining table is perfect for entertaining. A small lounge area off the dining room is ideal for an aperitif.
Politico
7 hours
Only two months later, the Trump administration is reversing course and planning to re-engage on Ukraine in a significant way. For Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is leading the behind-the-scenes effort, Ukraine is where Trump’s so-far thwarted plan to improve U.S.-Russian relations can be kick-started. Although still in its early stages, Tillerson’s idea is to restart a version of the peace negotiations that the Obama administration was engaged in last year, hoping that new circumstances and personalities might produce better results.” http://wapo.st/2r3NEMc ELIOT COHEN in TheAtlantic.com, “What Did Trump Accomplish on His First Foreign Trip? Some firm handshakes, forced smiles, and awkward sword dances. In short, nothing”: “It is proof of how low our standards are for judging Trump’s competence that he got high marks for delivering speeches more or less accurately, if woodenly, from teleprompters and scripts.
Futurism
7 hours
Here’s what they found: when the zap came before a low, foggy brain state, the patients scored roughly 12 to 13 percent higher than usual on the recall task. But if they were already in a high-performance state, quite the opposite occurred. Then the electrical pulse impaired performance by 15 to 20 percent and disrupted the brain’s encoding activity — that is, actually making memories. Moving Beyond Random Stimulation This study is notably different from those before. Rather than indiscriminately zapping the brain, the researchers showed that the brain state at the time of memory encoding determines whether brain stimulation helps or hinders. It’s an invaluable insight for future studies that try to tease apart the effects of brain stimulation on memory. The next big challenge is to incorporate these findings into brain stimulation trials, preferably using noninvasive technologies.