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16 lakh to buy new tickets.It was an extremely traumatic experience.“ ‘They reached counter well after it shutJet Airways has said 32 of the group of 35 passengers were not given boarding cards as they didnt report to the check-in counter on time. "Check-in counters close 45 minutes before departure of a flight, and guests are to present themselves at the check-in counters on or before this time for getting their boarding passes issued and their baggage checked in,” said the airline spokesperson. “In this instance, since the flight was scheduled to depart at 10:45am, the check-in counters were closed at 10 am. The leader of the group reported at the check-in counters around 10:08am (that is, after the closure of check-in counters) and informed the counter staff of the group of 35 that was to travel on 9W 358,” the spokesperson said. “The group members were however not present at the counter, and the group leader was unclear on their whereabouts.
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Groups representing state and local governments said that they are "extremely concerned" about an aspect of President Trump's tax plan.The president's plan, released Wednesday, would eliminate the deduction for sta...
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Eric Zuesse A new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey , published on 26 April, indicates that most American voters support the military-industrial complex more than they support any other recipient of U.S. federal government spending. The military-industrial complex includes almost all federal contractors, the top ten of which, in the ranking of the “Top 100 Contractors of the U.S. federal government” , are all military suppliers: 1: Lockheed Martin. 2: Boeing. 3: General Dynamics. 4: Raytheon. 5: Northrop Grumman. 6: McKesson. 7: United Technologies. 8: L-3. 9: Bechtel. 10: BAE. Those ten firms would be the likeliest main beneficiaries from today’s America’s extremely pro-military-industrial-complex public, which is clearly revealed in this poll. 2,032 American voters were asked in the poll a list of objectives that might be so important as to justify “the government must shut down.
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His upcoming US dates in Las Vegas and Bakersfield have been cancelled, though he is due to be back on stage June 3 in London. "I am so fortunate to have the most incredible and loyal fans and apologise for disappointing them. I am extremely grateful to the medical team for their excellence in looking after me so well," he said. The musician and singer's career has spanned five decades and seen him pick up numerous accolades, perform more than 3,500 concerts and sell more than 250 million records worldwide. He has also been an active campaigner, setting up the Elton John AIDS Foundation after his close friend and Queen frontman Freddie Mercury died of AIDS in 1991. — AFP
Politico
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8 percent of all small business income—and the slice at the very top, the top 0.1 percent of small businesses, earned a whopping 22.8 percent of the money. (The bottom 20 percent, in comparison, received just 4.1 percent of such income.) The secret about small businesses in the United States is that the really profitable ones arent your mom-and-pop shops, the kind of local carpenter or family restaurant that politicians love to visit and talk about. Most of the money in the small-business tax category is earned by a tiny subset of extremely profitable businesses—many in finance—whose owners are in the top of the income distribution, and would be the largest beneficiaries of Trump’s tax plan. When tax experts talk about small business taxes, they have something specific in mind: entities whose income is “passed through” from the business to the individual owner and taxed according to the individual side of the tax code.
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Politico
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8 percent of all small business income—and the slice at the very top, the top 0.1 percent of small businesses, earned a whopping 22.8 percent of the money. (The bottom 20 percent, in comparison, received just 4.1 percent of such income.) The secret about small businesses in the United States is that the really profitable ones arent your mom-and-pop shops, the kind of local carpenter or family restaurant that politicians love to visit and talk about. Most of the money in the small-business tax category is earned by a tiny subset of extremely profitable businesses—many in finance—whose owners are in the top of the income distribution, and would be the largest beneficiaries of Trump’s tax plan. When tax experts talk about small business taxes, they have something specific in mind: entities whose income is “passed through” from the business to the individual owner and taxed according to the individual side of the tax code.
Politico
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Shortly after his amendment received an endorsement from the conservative House Freedom Caucus, U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur said Wednesday he was “cautiously optimistic” the changes he’s negotiated to revive the House GOP Obamacare replacement plan could soon become a reality. “I dont think the issue was ever needing to move moderates from no to yes,” MacArthur, who represents the 3rd Congressional District, told POLITICO New Jersey in a phone interview. “We gained some votes from the Freedom Caucus and that’s helpful, extremely helpful. I think we now need to make sure we hold the people that were yes before. And if we do, I’m cautiously optimistic we can get this done.” MacArthur, co-chair of the caucus of moderate Republicans known as the Tuesday Group, crafted the amendment to the American Health Care Act with Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, chairman of the Freedom Caucus, which has around three-dozen members.
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Kathy McKeon was hired as Jackie Kennedy's live-in assistant in 1964 In a new book, Jackie's Girl, she recalls her years working for the former first lady - including her extremely restricted diet.
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Apr 26, 2017 Picture: Singapore 25 AprilOn World Malaria Day, the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) affirmed their conviction that malaria can be eliminated in Asia and the Pacific by 2030. Over the past 15 years, driven by the Millennium Development Goals, Asia and the Pacific countries reduced the number of malaria cases and associated deaths by almost half. Building on this success, leaders in Asia and the Pacific agreed in 2014 on a historic pledge to eliminate Malaria by 2030. The united effort has been extremely successful in reducing the disease’s impact but eliminating the final case of malaria is critical to sustain what has been achieved. A continued effort from political leaders of all levels will be needed to end the disease once and for all. “World Malaria Day reminds us that we have an opportunity to work collectively in our own communities, at country level, and across borders to eliminate malaria” said Dr Nafsiah Mboi, Leaders' Envoy and Board Chair for APLMA and former Minister of Health of Indonesia.
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Not only is Land Rover having no luck in suppressing the Chinese copy of their Range Rover Evoque model, but the Landwind X7 is also selling extremely well. Read more »
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Over the past year, 16,000 Haitians arrived at the Mexico-U.S. border seeking asylum. The majority of these Haitian migrants made a months-long journey across Central and South America from Brazil, where they had settled after fleeing the devastation of the 2010 earthquake in their homeland. The journey north was not easy; it was long, expensive, and extremely dangerous. The trip meant crossing 10 countries by foot, bus and boat, dealing with human smugglers and corrupt police. The U.S. had once welcomed Haitians, but with an estimated 40,000 of them en route, former President Barack Obama, and now President Donald Trump, refused to let them cross the border. Migrants were left waiting in Mexico for months before U.S. immigration officials would even look at their cases. Now, as Trump has further closed off America’s borders, thousands of them are stranded in Mexico, straining the country’s resources.
Techradar - Reviews
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The earcups and headband are padded in plush leather which make them extremely comfortable to wear for extended periods. Styling is subtle but the headphones do look large and bulky. In terms of durability, the headphone is made mostly of black plastic but have black metal adjustment sliders that make them feel sturdier. Travelers will be happy to know that the MDR-XB950N1 can fold flat or up for transport and come with a simple cloth pouch. While some headphone companies try to minimize the number of buttons on their headphones, Sony crammed as many buttons and controls onto the headphone as possible. On the left earcup youll find buttons for power, toggling the Bass Effect equalizer, a microUSB charging port, 3.5mm jack for wired use and a button to toggle active noise cancellation. On the right earcup you have a slider and button combo for controlling music playback and a dedicated volume up and down rocker.
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The project that officials had previously said would put the country in the “age of gigabit connectivity” has been created in nine cities including capital Tehran and would soon expand to other areas of the country, IRNA reported. Elsewhere in his remarks, Vaezi said that Iran’s data transfer capacity had increased by 11 times since 2013 to reach as high as 10,000 gigabytes. He added that Iran’s internet bandwidth capacity had also increased by 15 percent to reach as high as 10,000 gigabytes. Vaezi said around 900 cities and towns across Iran currently are under the coverage of third generation of wireless mobile telecommunicationsbriefly referred to as 3G. He also added that the number of towns and cities under the 4G coverage currently stood at 742. This, Vaezi emphasized, is while the coverage for both 3G and 4G services were extremely limited when Rouhani took office in 2013.
Know Your Mobile
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Chiefly, the build quality is said to be extremely good for the price, plastic, but not cheapo plastic by a long stretch with a very solid feel in the hand. On top of this, the other "hero" feature is the camera, which has vibrant colour and rich detail. It's not perfect, there is some overexposure present and capture speed is reportedly quite ponderous, but again, for the price, this is a doozy. Allegedly the display is pretty basic, again, not bad, but not great either, and doesn't even have a glass covering; instead it is plastic. So what is the big catch? Well, in order to get the low price, not only do you have to be an Amazon Prime subscriber, but you also have to accept the fact that Amazon ads are embedded into the phone experience. Oh, and the handset is available either as a GSM model or CDMA for Verizon. It won't work on Sprint though, and you can't remove the battery.