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UK tax breaks under review

first_img Tags: NULL KCS-content UK tax breaks under review Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com TAX breaks that encourage house “flipping” when selling could be ruled out as part of a government review. The Office of Tax Simplification has evaluated 13 tax reliefs in a provisional exercise to understand how to either scrap or simplify the UK’s 1,042 tax breaks. Capital gains tax relief on private homes “remains as valid today as in 1965, if not more so,” it said, though it was “questionable” whether its three-year time frame encouraged flipping. Others such as R&D tax credits and Gift Aid, a tax break on charitable donations, were endorsed. Tuesday 14 December 2010 9:19 pm whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

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Vacunate con Fe (Vaccinate with Faith) initiative in Apopka

first_img Please enter your name here TAGSapopkaChrist International ChurchCOVID-19Florida Department of HealthFreehealthHope CommUnity CenterVaccinationVacunate con Fe Previous articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in reviewNext articleAudubon Florida urges Memorial Day weekenders to ‘give birds space’ to help save beach babies Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Christ International Church | 1250 Piedmont Wekiwa Rd, Apopka, FL 32703 Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 WHEN: Vaccination Event at Christ International Church in Apopka From the Hope CommUnity CenterHope CommUnity Center has teamed up with Christ International Church in Apopka to bring a new initiative called Vacunate con Fe or Vaccinate with Faith to help the community get the COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccination event, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, will be held on Tuesday June 1st at Christ International Church from 9am – 3pm for ages 12 and older. The available vaccines will be Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson. All who are interested in attending must pre-register by texting 407-487-9225.Let’s work together to help our community get vaccinated! WHO: You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. For more information contact Nicole Franco | [email protected] CONTACT: Hope CommUnity Center is a service learning community dedicated to the empowerment of Central Florida’s immigrant and working poor communities through education, advocacy, and spiritual growth.  Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Florida Department of Health, Christ International Church, and Hope CommUnity Center The Anatomy of Fear WHAT: Photo by Nick Fewings LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply WHERE: Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Tuesday, June 1st from 9am – 3pmlast_img read more

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NHS budget deficits cause Department of Health funding delays for charities

first_imgNHS budget deficits cause Department of Health funding delays for charities The campaign has so far had some success, with the Department of Health agreeing to abide by the Compact. This means that they will give charities three months notice before they withdraw funding. They have also agreed to release a portion of the £17.85m funding. However, charities still face huge uncertainty about the future of their services, as they have no indication if or when they will get the funding.The Department of Health funding, known as Section 64 funding, represents the greatest single source of financial support that the Department provides to the voluntary sector. The Compact Advocacy Programme has been campaigning for cross-party support in order to push the Department of Health to implement Section 64.  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 April 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Hundreds of charities may not be able to deliver vital services, due to delays by the Department of Health in releasing funding, caused by NHS budget deficits.Some of the charities, who have been waiting since January for a decision on funding applications, have had to make redundancies, as a result of the delay. Others face closing their operations. As a result, the Compact Advocacy Programme, based at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), has mounted a campaign to force the Department of Health to advise charities on whether they will receive funding and transfer the money immediately. Advertisementlast_img read more

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J20 Bay Area Counter-Inaugural: 120 hours of direct action

first_imgFrom Martin Luther King Day to Inauguration Day, the San Francisco Bay Area seethed with protests, shutdowns and other actions. The Anti Police-Terror Project called for 120 hours of direct action, beginning Jan. 16 with the APTP’s thousands-strong March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy.  (See WW, Jan. 19.)Twenty-two actions were listed on the APTP Spokescouncil calendar from after the MLK march to J20, with another 13 actions for the Jan. 20 counterinauguration protests alone. The list did not include a number of more clandestine actions, described below, which were not posted.A few of the mid-week events were:Wednesday: Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. made a special presentation to the APTP general membership meeting in Oakland on “Organizing in the Age of Trump.” He spoke on the importance of analyzing events from the perspective of those whose interests are affected versus those who stand to gain. He talked about why he calls his hometown of Chicago, Chiraq (Chicago/Iraq), due to police militarization against the Black community.Thursday: Disclose, a transgender-inclusive Bay Area art-activism collective dedicated to facilitating active engagement in the eradication of sexual violence, culture and sexual assault, held a “We Will Not Be Silent” action. About 75 sexual abuse survivors and supporters marched from Oakland City Hall to the Oakland Police Headquarters. A videotape of survivors — of sex trafficking, domestic violence and gender-focused violence — speaking against their abusers was projected on the OPHQ wall. The Oakland Police Department is notorious for its officers caught repeatedly last summer trafficking a minor. In a threatening duplication of the patriarchal behavior of the typical abuser, OPD helicopters flew low over the march, impeding attendees’ abilities to hear speakers. The OPD also brought in two L-RAD sound cannons, a military weapon used to injure the ears of enemies.Thursday: A Noise Demo was held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, where a major expansion for a prison “mental health wing” is planned. Protesters held signs reading, “Money for mental health, not jails or prison cells” and “House keys, not handcuffs.”Friday: On Jan. 20 the Bay Area lit up with actions. The day started early in San Francisco, where APTP coordinated with the Bay Area Solidarity Action Team (which has a number of affinity groups) to send the message that there would be no business as usual, beginning the day of Trump’s inauguration.Some 50 people blocked the entrance of Uber’s corporate headquarters in protest of CEO Travis Kalanick’s participation in Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum. Chaining themselves to the building’s entrances, they prevented any employees from entering. They also blocked off Market Street, holding large signs that read “Uber collaborates with Trump” and “SF resists Trump.”At 8:30 a.m. another group of a dozen, chained to each other, stood across the Caltrains tracks at 16th and Mississippi in San Francisco, blocking trains in both directions for three hours, until they were arrested.Jewish Resistance locked down the front doors of San Francisco’s Israeli Embassy. They announced, through media contact Faryn Borella: “We’re telling the consulate that we don’t support the ongoing occupation of Palestine and the way that it’s connected with militarized policing here in the U.S. We don’t support Trump appointments like Jared Kushner to oversee the peace process and David Friedman as ambassador to Israel.”Wells Fargo headquarters and a Bank of America site were also locked down by other protesters in solidarity with Standing Rock and the movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.People blocked the entrances to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in San Francisco in protest of Trump’s announced plans to build a wall at the Mexican border and to continue to deport immigrants.Jobs with Justice, supported by the San Francisco Labor Council, led a march of more than 1,000 demonstrators from Justin Herman Plaza throughout San Francisco’s financial district. They stopped in solidarity at many of the shutdowns, ending at 555 California, an office tower owned in part by Trump. After a rally there, people poured onto the office building’s plaza.Jobs with Justice and the SFLC held a rally at Carl’s Jr. downtown to protest Trump’s nomination for labor secretary Andrew Puzder, CEO of Carl’s Jr. and Hardees fast-food chains. Protesters then joined a rally at Union Square organized by the Answer Coalition.In Berkeley a crowd of more than 1,500, primarily students and other youth, filled Sproul Plaza at the University of California at noon to oppose the Trump agenda. Speakers included two teenage students from among the many who had walked out of Berkeley High School that day. One young woman speaker said, “Don’t tell me I can’t love my girlfriend!” Signs included, “I will not stop fighting you,” “No fascist USA” and “Art historians against Trump.” A young Black man led the crowd in chanting, “Black Brown unity! This is the place for Sanctuary.”Several longshore workers from International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 attended the rally, announcing that their local had shut down all Bay Area ports to express their opposition to Trump. Several speakers from Labor Rising Against Trump addressed the rally, including Juan Garcia, a university employee, and Alborz Ghandehari, a leader in the fight for required Ethnic Studies in the UC system. After the rally, the crowd marched on Telegraph Avenue to downtown Oakland to join other protests there.In Oakland at Oscar Grant Plaza, there was a Mutual Aid Fair in the morning, a “March of the Working Class” up Broadway and down Telegraph, and then a speak-out for students in the afternoon.Contributors to this article included Tristen Schmidt and Dave Welsh.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Caltech’s Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment-2 Takes Its First Flight

first_img 52 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  A view inside the CIBER-2 experiment Credit: NSROC III/NASAThe instrument to measure a cosmic infrared glow will take multiple short flights aboard a sounding rocketThe Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment-2 (CIBER-2) took its first flight late on June 6 Pacific Time, soaring into space for a short time aboard a NASA rocket. The experiment is measuring a mysterious glow of infrared light that fills our skies called the cosmic infrared background.The origins of CIBER go back to 2007, when NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope made measurements of the cosmic infrared background, which appears as a splotchy pattern on the sky. The splotches trace where galaxies have clustered together due to gravitational attraction. However, the team using Spitzer found more total light than what would be expected from known galaxy populations alone, leading them to propose that the excess light could be coming from the very first stars in the early universe. Later, in 2012, another team analyzed the Spitzer data and came to a different conclusion: that some of the light might be coming from stray stars lying between galaxies.The first CIBER experiment, led by Jamie Bock, Caltech professor of physics, was developed to address these questions by carrying out independent measurements of the cosmic infrared background. The CIBER mission, which consisted of four rocket flights between 2009 and 2013, imaged regions of sky simultaneously at two infrared wavelengths that are shorter than the two wavelengths measured by Spitzer. In 2014, the CIBER team also reported observing more light than expected from galaxies alone and found that the brightness measured in the two CIBER and two Spitzer infrared bands indeed supported the idea of light coming from stars between galaxies.A view of the CIBER-2 primary mirror. Credit: NSROC III/NASACIBER-2 will now make measurements in six wavelengths, giving an even more precise understanding of the diffuse infrared glow in our skies. CIBER-2 can distinguish between light that comes from the very first stars and black holes and light from stray stars outside of galaxies. Light from the first stars and black holes that formed in the universe should have a characteristic spectrum of colors that is caused by the absorption of ultraviolet light by the fog of intergalactic hydrogen in the early universe. That hydrogen fog has since lifted, and therefore it does not affect the spectrum of stray stars that formed more recently.The CIBER-2 mission is led by Michael Zemcov, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York. Zemcov was a senior postdoctoral scholar at Caltech with Bock before joining the faculty of RIT.“We know that stars outside of galaxies often occur due to tidal stripping from interactions with other galaxies, but the question is how much?” says Zemcov.“This background glow is the total light produced over cosmic history,” says Bock, who is also a senior research scientist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which is managed by Caltech for NASA. Much of the cosmic infrared background is thought to come from so-called M and K stars, the most common star types in the universe, though there must also be a component from the first stars and black holes to form. “Our method measures the total light emitted over cosmic history, including any sources astronomers might have missed,” says Bock.The CIBER-2 instrument, like the earlier CIBER instrument it is based on, observes from a sounding rocket—a small suborbital rocket that carries scientific instruments on brief trips into space. Once above Earth’s atmosphere, CIBER-2 surveys a patch of sky about 4 square degrees; for reference, the full moon takes up about half a degree. The sounding rocket will take CIBER-2 up to space altitudes of about 300 kilometers for a 10-minute flight, then return the instrument back to Earth. This will be done four times over the next five years.The CIBER missions are important precursors to the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) mission; the telescope, targeted to launch in 2024, will survey the sky over two years in 102 wavelengths, allowing more powerful studies of the background. SPHEREx will also help astronomers understand how our universe began and how common the ingredients for life are in young star and planetary systems. Bock who leads the JPL-managed mission, says, “We cut our teeth developing these new techniques on CIBER, but the SPHEREx data to come will take this this science into a new regime.” Top of the News Your email address will not be published. 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Limerick passengers to get budget parking at Shannon

first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Print Email BusinessLifestyleNewsLimerick passengers to get budget parking at ShannonBy Bernie English – February 27, 2014 596 Shannon Chamber Expresses Disappointment at Ryanair’s Decision to Close Shannon Base for Winter WhatsApp “Shannon Airport is a vital component of our tourism infrastructure” Facebook Previous articleThe Prince is in demandNext articleOnly half of Limerick city rates collected Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. center_img Oireachtas Committee to hold series of meetings in response to aviation crisis Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TAGSfeaturedfull-imageRyanairShannon PASSENGERS using Shannon airport will shortly have an option of cheaper parking as the airport is opening a new car-park a short distance from the existing ones.Airport Authority CEO, Neil Pakey revealed the plan to offer budget parking at a Shannon Chamber breakfast briefing on Wednesday morning.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Taking a leaf out of Ryanair’s book, we will be offering a ‘park for less’ option not far from the airport shortly,” Mr Pakey said.Asked whether Ryanair has plans for further routes from Shannon, the airline’s deputy chief executive Michael Cawley said it was premature to talk about extra services when the airline had so recently introduced a huge number of routes.However, he added that the “environment for growing routes is positive”.And while chief executive Michael O’Leary was predicting transatlantic fares as low as €10 when Ryanair enters the transatlantic market, Mr Cawley told the Airport Authority “Transatlantic is all very well .. but the focus on Europe should be sharper. It is the area of growth”. Linkedin Statement in response to Ryanair’s decision to close Cork and Shannon bases for winter seasonlast_img read more

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More candidates emerge for Donegal by-election

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Facebook Despite a date having yet been set for a by-election in Donegal South West to replace MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher the list of candidates continues to grow.Senator Pearse Doherty is expected to contest for Sinn Fein, Frank McBrearty for Labour, Fine Gael select their candidate next month while Fianna Fail have yet to announce who will run for them.Now Indendent Councillor Thomas Pringle has thrown his hat in to the ring.Councillor Thomas Pringle says a firm date would level the playing field: Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Newsx Adverts Google+center_img Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry More candidates emerge for Donegal by-election Previous articleCouncillors call for Donegal to get fair share of water fundingNext articleGAA- Gallagher out for 3 months. News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – January 27, 2010 WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterestlast_img read more

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Remembering Susan Berry: ‘She had so many gifts she shared’

first_imgLatest Stories Published 3:00 am Saturday, April 8, 2017 “I can’t imagine how many children Susan taught in kindergarten and first grade that would name her as their favorite teacher,” said Pat Duke, who has been friends with Sue Bee since 1953.“Susan was in junior high school when she began helping me in the summer art classes at Murphree Park,” Duke said. “There was just something about Susan that drew children to her. They adored her. Even at that young age, I knew she had to be a teacher and she was always an artist.“I’ve never known anybody like Susan. She always had a smile on her face and she was so much fun to be with. She was special and I’m going to miss her. Everybody who knew Susan will miss her.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sue Bee’s handprints are all over Troy.Her handprints can be found in the pottery she made, the pictures she painted, the soil she tilled, the children she hugged and the lives she touched.And Mary Susan Berry’s death on Sunday brought a soft sadness to countless friends of all ages. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sallie Fenn and Susan were art friends and heart friends. “But then, Susan was a friend to everyone,” Fenn said. “She was open hearted; she was kind and caring. She was extremely tolerant expect when it came to discouragement and cruelty. Susan was a free spirit and she was a fighter. She went through three brain surgeries, and she never felt sorry for herself and or wanted anyone to feel sorry for her. She was Sue Bee and she was OK.”Mary Susan Berry was a part of the things that she deemed important – her “grown up” church, Collegedale Church of Christ, and the church of her youth, Hamilton Cross Road Church of Christ. She was front row and singing at the annual singings at the Old Country Church each Sunday before Thanksgiving. She loved those old-time hymns. Susan was a member of the Flora-Bunda Garden Club and she taught a gardening class at the Colley Senior Complex. As Fenn said, “Susan liked to play in the dirt.” Remembering Susan Berry: ‘She had so many gifts she shared’ Book Nook to reopen Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Boothe: Bentley case won’t stall bills Gov. Robert Bentley could face criminal prosecution after a state ethics panel found probable cause that he broke ethics and… read more “Susan was a longtime member of the Pilot Club,” said Heilon Motes. “She was dedicated to Brain Minders, a bicycle safety program, because children were her heart and she wanted to protect them as best she could.“Susan was a lovely, fun-loving person and she brought joy into many lives. She will be missed by many.”Although Susan devoted 34 years of her life to teaching children, she was just as devoted to teaching adults.“Sue Bee taught smocking, crocheting, painting and ceramics at the Colley Center,” said Catherine Jordan, center director. “She taught a class on dough ornaments and so many of us have Christmas dough ornaments she made for us. She was a member of our advisory council and helped oversee our programs. Susan Berry was a big part of most everything we do and she will be missed in a big way.”Berry’s artwork will be a physical part of her legacy. She was an outstanding painter who worked mainly in oils and acrylics. “Susan’s show at the Johnson Center for the Arts was one of the most successful shows we have ever had,” said Vicki Pritchett, JCA director. “Almost every one of her paintings was purchased. And, those who have one of her paintings have a treasure.”And, Berry’s legacy will also be in the love of reading and stories that she passed along.“One of my fondest memories of Susan is of her sitting in a rocking chair in the Tile Gallery reading ‘The Nutcracker’ to children while surrounded by Nutcrackers from her collection of hundreds,” Pritchett said.  “Actually, she read only a little of the story. She told most of it and the children listened almost spellbound as she brought the stories to life. Susan Berry had a gift – no she had many gifts – and she shared them all with a sweet and loving heart. We have lost a treasure, a real treasure.” Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Skip Email the author By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

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Briefing

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. A round-up of news from the professional journalsNurses resist admin Nurses could be put in charge of checking patients’ utility bills orpassports to ensure they are entitled to free treatment on the NHS. Themeasure, which has been criticised by the Royal College of Nursing and theRoyal College of Midwives, is recommended by the Government as part of a driveto clamp down on ‘health tourists’. Nursing Standard, 12 August Images hit home Having explicit pictures of the effects of smoking-related diseases printedon cigarette packets could encourage people to quit, a study by the Cancer ResearchUK Centre for Tobacco Control Research has concluded. Nursing Times, 4 August Pain complaints Patients in A&E are often left in pain after arriving in the unit,according to the latest study of patient satisfaction in England. TheCommission for Health Improvement survey, shows 14 per cent in pain had to waitmore than 30 minutes before receiving pain relief. Nursing Standard, 12 August Asthma hope A breathing technique, pioneered in Russia, may reduce symptoms and inhaleruse in patients with asthma. A report in the journal Thorax studied 90randomised asthmatics in the use of the Eucapnic Buteyko technique, whichmimicked the breath restriction employed in the pranayama yoga breathingtechnique. Thorax 58:8;674-679. Nursing Times, 8 August Previous Article Next Article BriefingOn 1 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Mexico Trade Tariffs Could Harm Hoosier Businesses And Consumers

first_imgBy Abrahm HurtTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS–The leader of one of the state’s largest business organizations warns that a trade war with Mexico would be costly for Indiana consumers and industry alike.“A 5% tariff would essentially raise taxes on Hoosiers by $226 million a year,” Kevin Brinegar, president and CEO of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, said. “And a 25% tariff would effectively raise taxes on Hoosiers by $1.1 billion a year.”Brinegar made his comments Monday after President Donald Trump that the United States would place a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports beginning July 1 because of Mexico’s failure to reduce the number of undocumented immigrants crossing from Central America into Mexico. The tariffs would gradually increase until they reach 25% in October if the immigration problem isn’t resolved.Brinegar said Indiana is the nation’s 13th largest importer of Mexican goods, bringing in $4.5 billion worth of goods last year. Many Indiana businesses import component parts from Mexico that are made into finished goods in Indiana and then shipped out again, he explained. Top imports from Mexico include auto parts, gas and audio and video equipment as well as produce such as avocados and tomatoes.Many Indiana businesses, like Carrier Corp., have set up operations in Mexico. Carrier has cut more than1,300 Hoosier jobs over the past few years as it shifted jobs south of the border. A spokesperson for Carrier’s parent, United Technologies, declined to comment on the tariffs or the impact on its business.A trade war with Mexico would also be costly for Indiana’s farmers. Bob White, director of national government relations at Indiana Farm Bureau, said Mexico is Indiana’s second largest trade partner behind Canada. Tariffs would increase costs for consumers and Indiana farmers who import vegetables and vegetable transplants from Mexico this time of year.“It will probably hurt our corn and soybean relationship with them, although right now, they’re still buying from us,” White said. “They were still buying from us with the 5% steel and aluminum tariff, although those have been lifted.”White also said these tariffs could put the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in jeopardy.“We just got rid of the steel and aluminum tariff to hopefully ensure the passage of USMCA and now 5% on Mexico,” he said. “What’s that going to do to the expectations of passage?”The USMCA would have replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement, also known as NAFTA, as the principle trade agreement among the U.S., Mexico and Canada. USMCA includes changes for automakers, digital trade provisions, and intellectual property protections. It was signed by the three countries’ leaders in November and still needs to be ratified by each government.Brinegar said the Indiana Chamber’s concern is that tariffs are not the right approach to trying to address an immigration issue.“The issues with American immigration should be addressed more directly. Not indirectly through imposing tariffs that are essentially just raising taxes on the American people,” he said. “We’re punishing the American people for illegal immigration.”As a trade war with Mexico looms, the U.S. and China continue their trade dispute. In May, the U.S. increased tariffs on Chinese goods by $200 billion, and China responded by increasing tariffs on U.S. goods by $60 billion.Abrahm Hurt is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalists.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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