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Members of the Writers Guild of America have ratified by an overwhelming margin their new three-year successor deal on the guilds master contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Only 30 members voted no. Of the 3,647 valid votes cast, there were 3,617 yes votes (99.2%) and 30 no votes (0.8%). There... Read more »
Variety
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Members of the Writers Guild of America have ratified by an overwhelming margin their new three-year successor deal on the guilds master contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Only 30 members voted no. Of the 3,647 valid votes cast, there were 3,617 yes votes (99.2%) and 30 no votes (0.8%). There... Read more »
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The Economic Times
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Discrepancies not ratified will be added as output tax liability along with interest. However, there will be some breathing space since the law provides a window of two months to ratify the discrepancies before reversing the ITC claim on provision basis. Conclusion Compliance is 'No More a One-Day Activity. The return cycle under GST will put an end to the existing practice. Today, most of the small business prepare their returns in a day by summarizing their purchase and sales transactions. This will no longer be relevant since GST Return cycle is spread across the month. Secondly, the businesses need to move from offline data recording to online data recording to file the return. Today, most of the small businesses port the data from their books to offline tools and file their return. This will prove to be a costly affair since, under GST inward supplies and outward supplies will be auto-populated by GSTN and need to be reconciled with books.
Sputnik International
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TIME - Top Stories
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The final vote was ten in favor and ten opposed, so Adams, exercising for the first time his Constitutional authority to break a tie, settled the matter in favor of the presidents exclusive removal power. For want of a single vote in the Senate, the balance of power in our government would have been fundamentally altered. The presidents authority to dismiss an appointee is now settled law, but with the text unclear, it had to be settled by the First Federal Congress. This presents something of problem for self-professed Originalists, who believe that original meanings can always trump later interpretations. Congress determined the matter, largely on policy grounds, in 1789, but that doesnt tell us what the framers had in mind in 1787 or how the people who ratified the Constitution in 1788 read that document. Did they, like Hamilton, think that consent of the Senate would be necessary to displace as well as to appoint? Opinions can evolve with time, even just a year of two.
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Because blockchain exchange is conducted under pseudonyms, the parties do not know each other, but more importantly can claim that they do not. As most countries operate on a principle of Know Your Customer, in a financial system in which the customer is not validated or ratified, illegal activity becomes easier. Smart contracts may be long-term detrimental. Smart contracts use the blockchain to decrease transactional friction (the economic inefficiency caused by processing a transaction) and provide a way for individuals to exchange without the middleman. However, the contracts are often too simple to cater for fiscal or legal complexities, meaning that if a problem arises they may be insufficient to help resolve it. Linked to the above point is that the legal system will take time to adapt to evidence derived from blockchain. Even if contracts are complex enough, the legislative system and lawyers need time to understand and handle the evidence and how it can be used.
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Asia-Pacific nations will try to rescue a massive trade deal scuppered by the pullout of the United States, a source involved in discussions told AFP Friday, as delegates meet in Hanoi for key talks this weekend. US President Donald Trump abandoned the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in January calling it a "job killer" and throwing the pact's future into doubt. The deal covered 40 percent of the world economy before the US withdrawal, and with its notable exclusion of China was intended to counter Beijing's economic prowess in the region. Several remaining members have championed its revival, namely New Zealand and Japan, the only two countries that have formally ratified the deal. Trade ministers from the 11 remaining TPP countries will meet on Sunday, where they are expected to agree to keep the deal alive. "The big announcement if it all holds together will be that there will be agreement to move forward as TPP 11," the source said.
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He will address the summit on his "hopes for a peaceful vision of Islam," the White House said on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia is not a signatory to the Rome Statute under which the ICC was founded, while Sudan and the United States have not ratified the statute of the Hague-based court. But the US embassy in Khartoum said on Wednesday that it opposed "invitations, facilitation or support for travel by any person subject to outstanding International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrants, including President Bashir". South Africa, which is a signatory to the Rome Statute, is currently facing proceedings before the ICC for failing to arrest Bashir during a 2015 visit. Last year, the ICC referred Chad, Djibouti and Uganda to the UN for also failing to arrest Bashir. So far no action has been taken against them. The Sudanese leader was also a guest at a March Arab League summit hosted by Rome Statute signatory Jordan.
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The only two examples of unsuitable accommodation specified in the regulations are made-do beds in the corridor with little privacy or rooms shared with teenage or adult members of the opposite sex. Mission for Migrant Workers says that expanding the definition of what constitutes unsuitable accommodation to include balconies, toilets, kitchens and the like would help prevent situations like Diah's and Aluh's from arising. The concern group also call for an end to the mandatory live-in arrangement. HandoutMission for Migrant Workers Hong Kong's Mission for Migrant Workers says it was sent this photo by a domestic worker in Hong Kong, showing a bed built above a washing machine and dryer that she alleges is her sleeping area Hong Kong has not ratified the Geneva-based International Labor Office's most recent Convention on Domestic Workers (C189), which among other guidelines states that maids must not be forced to live at their place of work.
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Evangelos Marinakis is the new owner of Nottingham Forest, buying the club from Fawaz Al Hasawi. The Football League ratified the deal on Thursday, signalling the start of a new era at the City Ground. Here, the Post takes a look at the new Reds supremo. Born in Piraeus, Greece, in 1967, the 49-year-old is reportedly worth US$650m. He owns one of the largest shipping companies in the world, Capital Maritime, and one of the biggest football clubs in Greece, Olympiacos. Marinakis also...
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The plan was ratified by the parliament last year. However, officials deemed it necessary to unveil the plan publicly “to raise awareness”, Mohsen Nasseri, director of the National Climate Change Office, said. Nasseri said the plan’s “macro policiesinclude measures to ensure food security, make efficient use of water and allow groundwater reserves to replenish. The plan also has dedicated sections on agriculture, health and mitigation of climate change impacts. Highlighting the importance of the plan, the UN resident coordinator said Iran’s commitment to slashing its emissionshelps the country achieve its sustainable development goals”. “Iran is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change but more importantly, it is aware of it,” he said, adding that the same cannot be said for parts of this planet whose peoples have not realized the gravity of the situation.
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Cargo took up to 8-10 days to clear. Importers began to figure this delay into inventory management routine, letting cargo lie for days in CFSs before taking it. The decisive push came from the Modi government last year after it ratified the World Trade Organisation's Trade Facilitation Agreement that aims to expedite movement, release and clearance of goods, including those in transit. What followed was a staunch mandate to bring more cargo under DPD regime as a way of enhancing ease of doing business. Enter Joseph his team in August 2016. Joseph saw the first step would be to increase the number of accredited importers for DPD. Over a few weeks, the number of companies under the list of Authorised Economic Operators, or companies accredited to use DPD, increased to 778 from about 110. Companies were reluctant in the beginning, said Joseph. Executives said they would require at last 4-5 months to adapt to the system.
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As predicted here and elsewhere, a cascade of events is pushing Republicans toward practical steps to remove President Trump. Some are motivated by evidence and concern. Many others prefer President Pence and always have. But some of the ideas moving forward are as bad as the evil they seek to cure. Impeachment is relatively straightforward, and evidence based. First, facts: Trump did or did not take certain actions. Then law, politics and opinion: These did or did not constitute High Crimes and Misdemeanors. But there is, for many Republicans, an appealing alternative, the 25th Amendment. Adopted in 1967 it attempted to deal with fears that arose after the JFK assassination. What if he had survived with irreversible brain damage? In short, Congress proposed and the states ratified a system to replace a disabled president. The idea-du-jour among some Republicans is to use it on Trump and short circuit messy impeachment hearings and trials.
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Trump's pro-coal policies could lead to a flattening of U.S. emissions in coming years after a fall of 11.5 percent in the past decade, it said. And falling prices for solar and wind power make clean energies ever more attractive. "You have to have the U.S. on board ultimately" to achieve the goals set by the Paris Agreement, said Bill Hare, a CAT author at Climate Analytics. "But if there's a hiatus for four years it doesn't mean it's the end of the game." Among the uncertainties for the Paris Agreement is Russia, the only major emitter that has not yet formally ratified the pact. So far, 146 countries have ratified it. "We support the Paris Agreement and we plan to address the issue of ratification when we have a clear picture of how the entire landscape stands," Russia's chief delegate Oleg Shamanov said. He noted that Moscow helped save the 1997 Kyoto pact by ratifying, in 2004.
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I wasnt afraid to confront Clinton. I wasnt afraid to go against the U.N. What happened with the Oslo Accords? The Accords, which were ratified by Parliament. I was asked before the [1996] elections: “Will you fulfil them?” I said: “Yes, subject to reciprocity, and minimizing pull-outs.” But how can one minimize the [obliged]pull-outs? I gave my own interpretation to the agreements, in such a way that will allow me to stop the race back to the 1967 borders. Host : How did we manage to do this? Netanyahu : Nobody defined what “Military Facilities” are. So I also defined them as being ‘security zones’. The entire Jordan Valley, for me, is a “military facility”. Nobody has… Host : Yes. Like the Beit She’an valley. Netanyahu : You see, go figure. But then there was the question of who will define these “military facilities”? I received a letter from [Secretary of State, Warren] Christopher, sent to me and to Arafat at the same time, saying that Israel and Israel alone will define the “military facilities”, their locations, and size.
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