KyivPost
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Money really doesnt buy happiness and even the most budget-strapped couple is likely to find something worthwhile and functional at a dollar store. There is nothing wrong with an inexpensive gift, just be sure to be on the same page when you do it and avoid the discomfort of mismatched gifts. 2. Plan Ahead Regardless of the type of giftthat you buy, nothing says, “I dont really care” as something that is bought last minute (think gas station flowers and chocolates bought on your way home). It’s not going to go well and unless you have a spare room that you’ve been dying to sleep in, we dont suggest trying it! Start planning at least a week or two in advance to save yourself from running store to store haphazardly picking through the V-Day left overs. First prize goes to those who start planning a month ahead. Nowdays, stores take down their Christmas items on Christmas Eve and immediately stock their shelves with hearts and chocolates; there really is no reason to leave shopping until the last minute.
HubSpot Marketing Blog
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As the Chinese New Year rolls around again, the grown ups start filling up red envelopes with token amounts of cash as gifts to younger ones in the family. Much like any other holiday season (ahem, Christmas), the Lunar New Year is a season of gifting and showing appreciation. Besides the lovelyang paos” (red packets) that we receive, it is also about showing you care and wishing others well. We’ve talked about CSR in the past and explained how it helps with brand management. This new year, we’ll talk about how it ties in with your overall 2017 marketing strategy . As a business, giving back is always one of those things that are pretty difficult to do. Too much of it and you get called out for putting up a show. Too little and you get criticized for not doing enough. In the spirit of Chinese New Year, here are a few tips to integrate your CSR into the overall marketing plan .
China Daily
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PBS
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The Event Chronicle
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According to Cobra and his sources the Cabal blew up the last one in order to delay the progress of the public space program: “Exactly 67 minutes after the eclipse was over, the Chimera group has used a scalar beam weapon from one of their UAV craft to destroy Elon Musk’s Falcon 9 in order to create a delay in the surface space programs that attempt to break the quarantine status for planet EarthElon Musk is the visible representative of a certain positive SSP faction and in his latest statement he hinted at extraterrestrial involvement in Falcon 9 explosion…” Source There is also a move in the Middle-East to indict Rothschild puppet Benjamin Netanyahu and/or force him to resign based on the following information of 2 investigations : Police are investigating Netanyahu over suspicions related to two separate issues. In the first, said to be the smaller case, Netanyahu is suspected of receiving favors and gifts from a number of wealthy businesspeople, one of whom appears to be cosmetics tycoon and philanthropist Ronald Lauder , who has also been questioned by police.
Politico
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She said Trump's business dealings with foreign governments are arms-length transactions and not the kind of gifts the constitutional provision covers. The Constitution does not require President-elect Trump to do anything here, Dillon said. Paying for a hotel room is not a gift or a present and it has nothing to do with an office. It’s not an emolument. Trump announced earlier this month that he plans to hand over management of his businesses to his two adult sons while he is in the White House, but he does not plan to sell his businesses. That means he could profit from business foreign countries direct his way. Trump has pledged to give the U.S. Treasury any profits made from business his firms do with foreign nations, but it's unclear how those amounts would be calculated and what insight the public will have into that process.
CNN Football
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They were the sporting heroes of a nation, the no-hopers that showed up Africa's footballing establishment and whose success saw them showered with gifts by the notorious dictator Idi Amin.
PinkNews
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A transgender woman has been showered with money and gifts by online fans.
Voice Of America
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Donald Trump's U.S. presidency is just a few days old, but an ethics watchdog is ready to file a lawsuit against him for allegedly violating an obscure clause in the Constitution. The progressive Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, says it intends to file the lawsuit Monday in federal court in Manhattan. The emoluments clause prohibits foreign powers, including governments, from giving payments or gifts to the president without the approval of Congress. Monetary damages not sought According to The New York Times, which first reported the story Sunday, the suit is not seeking any monetary damages, but is instead asking the court to stop the president from taking payment from foreign "entities." CREW says because Trump has refused to completely divest from his businesses, "he is now getting cash and favors from foreign governments, through guests and events at his hotels, leases in his buildings and valuable real estate deals abroad.
The Economic Times
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MUMBAI: As the dust begins to settle on demonetization and the taxman hunts for unexplained money, there is a lurking concern among practitioners and senior levels of the tax office as to how harshly the new law would be used.Money borrowed from a friend, jewellery inherited from great grandmother, gifts, capital received by a small businessman, amount spent in daughter's wedding or in regular household expenditure can be questioned and taxed at a far higher rate if someone fails to offer a "satisfactory explanation" to the tax officer.Indeed, a person may have to cough up as high as 83% -- as against 35% in the past -- if the I-T department doubts such 'income' or 'expenses'."We have discussed the matter among ourselves. It's a strong provision in the (Income Tax) Act and the department would find it handy in mobilising tax from black money. But there are chances that it may be misused," said a senior tax official in Mumbai which accounts for the highest direct tax collection.
Washingtons Blog
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By David Swanson, FireDonaldTrump.org What are the grounds for impeachment? They will likely be piling up rapidly. President Trump did use Day 1 to advise the CIA that the United States should have stolen all of Iraq's oil. But here is a place to start. We already have a president who is violating two clauses in the U.S. Constitution, one forbidding any gifts or benefits from foreign governments, the other forbidding the same from the U.S. government or any U.S. state. This is the result of Donald Trump refusing to separate himself from major business interests as past presidents have done. Those interests will also inevitably involve Trump in violating the STOCK Act which forbids the use of non-public government information to make a private profit. Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution states: The President ... shall not receive .
Daily Mail - Femail
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Is there anything more annoying than being compelled to stump up for wedding presents, retirement gifts or donations to a ‘charity challenge’ for co-workers you may not actually like?
The Sun Daily
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But his business has suffered since China launched a much-publicised anti-corruption campaign after President Xi Jinping came to power in 2012. The anti-graft drive has included a ban on giving extravagant gifts like expensive wines and spirits to public officials and "sent our business plunging", Chen said. During the last Tuen Ng, or Dragon Boat, Festival in 2016, his sales collapsed by two thirds compared to the previous year. But recovery may be in sight. Wuliangye – the brand behind the eponymous spirit – has reported an 18% increase in its turnover and net income during the first half of 2016. — AFP Relaxnews
Times of Israel
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The Economic Times
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MUMBAI: As the dust begins to settle on demonetisation and the taxman hunts for unexplained money, there is a lurking concern among practitioners and senior levels of the tax office as to how harshly the new law would be used. Money borrowed from a friend, jewellery inherited from great grandmother, gifts, capital received by a small businessman, amount spent in daughter’s wedding or in regular household expenditure can be questioned and taxed at a far higher rate if someone fails to offer a “satisfactory explanation” to the tax officer. Indeed, a person may have to cough up as high as 83% —as against 35% in the past —if the I-T department doubts such ‘income’ or ‘expenses’. “We have discussed the matter among ourselves. It’s a strong provision in the (Income Tax) Act and the department would find it handy in mobilising tax from black money. But there are chances that it may be misused,” said a senior tax official in Mumbai which accounts for the highest direct tax collection.
RT
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Collective Evolution
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All of it. I actually wrote 10 pages during the ceremony. I was so present and awake; I bore witness to it all, and would love to tell you what I saw. Please, watch my video if you feel inclined. One of the greatest gifts I received from the ceremony is the constant hum of joy and happiness that I now feel, even while experiencing other emotions like anger, sadness, or suffering. It's been over a month since the ceremonies, and that's still happening. Before You Take Plant Medicine If you're thinking of doing plant medicine, please look into the facility and shaman you are hoping to work with thoroughly. We've all heard the horror stories of shamans' giving bogus brews, people being psychically attacked, and other cautionary tales. Please do as much research as possible. That's why it was so nice doing it at a place like Rythmia , where everything is completely taken care of and designed with your best interests at heart.
Asia Today
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The Economic Times
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MUMBAI: Pharma firms may be banned from offering incentives to doctors to push their products, but at the annual conference of paediatricians being held in Bengaluru, a flyer carrying `Sankranti bonanza' is doing the rounds, offering items like digital weighing scales, gold coins and stethoscope as gifts for doctors ordering vaccines in bulk for diseases like typhoid and rota virus. While the flyer doesn't mention the name of any pharmaceutical company , a doctor said it was found only at the booth of one pharmaceutical company. The meeting's chief organiser, however, denied doctors were being offered freebies. “There's no such thing. There are never any incentives for vaccines,“ he said. If someone buys vaccines in bulk, they may get a reduction in the overall price,'' said Dr Karunakara. “I have been a pediatrician for 18 years, and, believe me, there is no such thing as an incentive offered to doctors,'' he added.
TIME - Top Stories
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And as Eisenhower noted throughout his time in office, sitting behind that desk in the Oval Office is grave and serious business. On the campaign trail, Trump touted Eisenhower several times at rallies, always adding, I like Ike. On foreign policy, Trump has talked tough but also expressed a healthy skepticism about getting involved militarily around the world. Finding the balance to promote peace was vintage Eisenhower. In this transition time since his election, PresidentTrump has been urged to take a step back from the noisy clamor of day-to-day modern politics to try to draw inspiration from history. In particular, Eisenhower may provide a template for how to govern during a time when the international landscape is hostile and dangerous as it is now. One of the biggest gifts Ike had was ignoring the loudest voices in the room in favor of deliberate and wise counsel.
PBS
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Rep. Nanci Pelosi (D-Calif.) along with Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) presented the official photo and other inaugural gifts to President Donald Trump.
The Huffington Post
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By Sean McQuay O dds are your recent holiday shopping carried some kind of stress. Maybe you agonized over finding the perfect gift for a dad who already buys himself everything he needs. Maybe you waited until the eleventh hour and had to sweat out a shipping deadline or battle throngs of fellow procrastinators in the stores. Or maybe you were just more generous to your loved ones than your wallet could afford. According to a 2015 holiday spending survey , people in relationships are willing to take on an average of $200 in credit card debt to buy gifts for each other, and that number is likely higher when accounting for gifts for children and others. If that was the case for you, don't let the stress of holiday-related credit card debt linger. Know your pain points and how to massage them If you took on debt to pay for the holidays, the pain of your debt hangover is largely determined by where your debt sits -- that is, whether you charged it to your everyday credit card, used a store credit card or put it on a card with a low (preferably 0%) annual percentage rate offer.
Nottingham Evening Post
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