Trump warns of tariffs on French wine ahead of digital tax talks

first_imgThe move has escalated into a heated war of words between France and the US, marking a new front in Trump’s tariff battles that have so far been dominated by a tit-for-tat standoff with China. Trump, who is teetotal, wrote on Twitter last month: “France just put a digital tax on our great American technology companies. If anybody taxes them, it should be their home country, the US.” Sebastian McCarthy Threats of a levy from the US are likely to raise concerns among French winemakers at a time when many have been reportedly set back by damage to their crops following some of the hottest temperatures on record. A picture taken on June 30, 2019 shows vines badly burnt by the sun and heat in a vineyard in Sussargues, near Montpellier, southern France. – Winegrowers in the south of France said their precious crops have been badly burnt, after six days of intense heat that fuelled huge blazes and pollution peaks, and officially claimed four lives in France. (Photo by SYLVAIN THOMAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images) Monday 26 August 2019 11:30 am Facing the heat: Trump warns of tariffs on French wine ahead of digital tax talks Read more: Trump announces tariff hikes as US-China trade war escalates France’s vineyards have become the latest battleground in Donald Trump’s global trade wars, with the US President threatening to slap a tariff on French wines in retaliation to a planned tax on large multinational tech firms. European authorities have been attempting to crack down on financial deals for tech giants such as Apple, which is currently locked in a $14.4bn battle with the EU over its tax contributions. More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comcenter_img Trump has threatened winemakers with high tariffs ahead of talks today over France’s plans to tax the revenues of global corporates such as Google and Amazon. whatsapp Global leaders are meeting at the G7 summit in France to discuss digital transformation, with Trump warning ahead of the meeting that US tariffs on French wines will depend on a digital tax “deal”. Read more: Naked Wines hopes US float will be recipe for success He added that American wine “is better than French wine,” prompting a rebuke from the French agriculture minister who blasted Trump’s threats as “completely moronic” and “absurd”. whatsapp “We will announce a substantial reciprocal action on Macron’s foolishness shortly. I’ve always said American wine is better than French wine!” Sharelast_img read more

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Coronavirus: Sadiq Khan says closing Tube could make spread worse

first_imgThursday 12 March 2020 12:11 pm Coronavirus: Sadiq Khan says closing Tube could make spread worse In particular, he has called for schools to be shut down, public gatherings to be cancelled and for Khan to consider limiting public transport. Share Speaking to LBC this morning, he said: “We’ve got to be realistic about what we can expect from people. Stefan Boscia Mayor of London Sadiq Khan urges the government to extend business rates holiday. (Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus: Sadiq Khan says closing Tube could make spread worse This could mean people being told to work from home if possible and to self-isolate if they display any flu-like symptoms. “I fear many working in private hire sector will carry on working…because the choice they’re making is putting food on the table or spreading the virus.” “You can understand for some people the temptation not to self isolate and if you’re feeling a bit flu-y or cough-y to just go on woking,” he said. More From Our Partners Feds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA 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 “For example, those that said we should have closed our schools down two weeks ago that means closing our schools down for 20 weeks plus. Often it will be our grandparents, elderly, with underlying health conditions that will have to do the childcare. Independent mayoral candidate Rory Stewart has been leading calls for the government and Khan to be more aggressive in their response against Covid-19. “They may start driving in central London or start doing other things that will spread the virus. If you cancel sporting events and you go and watch it in the pub, you’re more likely if there’s someone with coronavirus in a pub to catch it then if there’s 70,000 people.”center_img “You could inadvertently make matters worse by taking measures such as closing down schools. If you stop the Tubes and the buses running, people will take different steps. However, the mayor of London said today that these sort of drastic measures could “inadvertently make matters worse”. He said this could be of a particular concern in the private hire and ride-sharing sector. Boris Johnson is expected to announce the government’s new measures to stop of the contain the virus today, with some speculating increased precautions will be rolled out. whatsapp Mayor of London Sadiq Khan urges the government to extend business rates holiday. (Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus: Sadiq Khan says closing Tube could make spread worse However, Khan said he was concerned about the fact that there was no requirement for businesses to report anyone testing positive for Covid-19. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan urges the government to extend business rates holiday. (Getty Images) whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Sadiq Khan has said that closing schools and shutting down the Tube could make the spread of coronavirus worse. last_img read more

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Alaska House primary has the most candidates in 22 years

first_imgPolitics | Southcentral | Southeast | State GovernmentAlaska House primary has the most candidates in 22 yearsJuly 30, 2018 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:A voter casts a ballot at the Bethel City Hall in 2016. The House primary this year has the most candidates since 1996. (Photo by Adrian Wagner)Alaska is headed toward an unusually competitive primary in just over three weeks. And that competition is mostly within the Republican Party.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.At the top of the ticket, both of the competitive primaries for governor and lieutenant governor are in the Republican Party. There are seven Republican candidates to be governor and six from the party running to be lieutenant governor.Most of the attention right now is focused on the leading candidates for governor: former Wasilla Sen. Mike Dunleavy and former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell of Anchorage.Dunleavy has built up a lead, according to polls. Treadwell is trying to make up ground, arguing that he’s better qualified.In the House, there are 109 primary candidates running, the most since 1996. Twenty-four of the 29 competitive primaries in the Senate and the House are on the Republican side.Alaska Republican Party Chairman Tuckerman Babcock gave two potential causes for the interest.One is the fact that the House had a Democratic speaker for the first time in 24 years.“There’s a lot of interest and excitement in taking the House back. And that’s generated candidates,” Babcock said.He said the second cause arises from debates within the Republican Party. One of those debates is over whether to repeal the 2016 law known as Senate Bill 91, which overhauled the state’s criminal justice system. And there’s also been a debate on whether to restore permanent fund dividends to the amount set by the formula used until 2016.The Alaska Republican Party has voted to take the position that dividends should be restored to the full amount.Share this story:last_img read more

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Alaska health department recommends postponing non-urgent or elective procedures

first_imgCoronavirus | Health | State GovernmentAlaska health department recommends postponing non-urgent or elective proceduresMarch 16, 2020 by Julia O’Malley, Alaska Public Media Share:Entrance to Anchorage’s Providence Hospital emergency room. (Photo by Josh Edge/Alaska Public Media)Alaska’s health department asked Monday that providers postpone non-urgent or elective procedures for the next three months “to decrease the overall impact on the Alaska health care structure,” the department said in a statement.The recommendation comes from U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and the American College of Surgeons.“Given Alaska’s distances and limited health care capacity, it is especially important to open acute health care beds for anticipated COVID-19 care,” the statement said. “The state of Alaska believes that by delaying non emergent procedures, individuals will receive optimal care.” Alaska health department issues advisory for travelers returning from other countries and statesShare this story:last_img read more

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Local Film Generates Millions Ahead of National Release

first_imgLocal Film Generates Millions Ahead of National Release NT GovernmentThe Top End’s red carpet will come alive tonight with local and internationally acclaimed actors, for the Darwin premiere of a Territory production ahead of its national release.High Ground, directed by Stephen Maxwell Johnson, is a gritty revenge thriller set against the landscape of 1930’s Arnhem Land. Renowned Australian actor, Simon Baker, stars alongside Jack Thompson, Aaron Pedersen and local newcomer, Jacob Junior Nayinggul.Shot across stone and floodplain country around the East Alligator River, Cannon Hill, Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park, High Ground showcases some of the Territory’s most iconic locations.The project also created new jobs and opportunities for Territorians, and many Traditional Owners of the land on which High Ground was filmed are Executive Producers on the film.The Territory Labor Government invested $400,000 dollars into the film through its screen agency, Screen Territory, as part of its record $9 million commitment over four years into the industry.High Ground attracted $2.1 million of external investment, and injected $2.5 million into the Territory during production.The film had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival last year, and it was named one of the Best Australian Films of 2020 by screen industry trade publication, Screen Hub.The Australian theatrical release of High Ground is scheduled for 28 January, an event which will see the film showcased on over 200 screens nationally.High Ground will be on show at ‘Flix in the Wet’, a program of films presented by Darwin Film Society and Darwin Entertainment Centre until 21 March.Quotes attributable to Chief Minister, Michael Gunner:“Investing in our screen industry means investing in local jobs.“Production created new opportunities for Territorians, as well as generating local spending along the way.“This incredible film has attracted private investment, and put the iconic West Arnhem Land outback on show to the rest of Australia and the world.“The line-up of local talent who starred in and worked on this film have proven the Territory has the ability to turn large scale productions into the real deal.”Quotes attributable to High Ground Producing Team:“High Ground has been an incredible adventure and a true collaboration. We can’t wait for all Australians to share in this cinematic experience.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Alligator, AusPol, Australia, Australian, festival, Government, industry, Investment, line-up, Minister, Northern Territory, outback, premiere, production, project, Society, spending, thrillerlast_img read more

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Nissan’s new ‘Dark Sky’ is a mobile observatory

first_img In the trailer itself is an ultra-high performance PlaneWave telescope complete with cradle, the most expensive examples of which can retail for upwards of $70,000 alone.The system, plus the accompanying UHF transmitter, laptop station and eight radar units (plus WiFi) are powered by an auxiliary bank of batteries influenced by the Nissan Leaf EV. Mechanical covers operate as both protection and temperature control for the 40-cm telescope.The Navara itself, meanwhile, features an updated version of its Intelligent Mobility driver assistance system, including a self-hitching trailer hook-up, enhanced blind spot monitors that take into account the excess length of the four-metre trailer, and the 360-degree ‘Around View’ camera system borrowed from the fully-loaded Navara Tekna trim package.The Nissan Navara “Dark Sky” Concept We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos Mechanically and aerodynamically though, the Navara is largely unchanged, save a spiffy new paint finish, a slightly raised ride height and bigger wheels. The Double Cab receives dark blue leather and orange highlights, while the 2.3-litre diesel four-cylinder remains unchanged, still producing 187 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. RELATED TAGSNissanNews See More Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTScenter_img Okay, Nissan’s latest concept, Dark Sky, is essentially a modified Navara pick-up truck with a trailer attached.Don’t be too quick to write it off though, as it features the latest upgrade of Nissan’s semi-autonomous ProPILOT driver assistance technology, and is a collaborative exercise with the European Space Agency (ESA).Unveiled at Hannover Motor Show, the Dark Sky Concept was designed to venture off-road to areas of low light pollution – the eponymous ‘Dark Sky’ regions – to stargaze. It’s essentially a mobile observatory. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Any cosmologists among you looking for a new ride will probably be disappointed, though, as the Dark Sky Concept will be donated to ESA for on-going research, and won’t be put on sale. Handout / Nissanlast_img read more

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More Jamaicans Expected to Take Up Jobs in Canada and the US

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail It is anticipated that for the 2010/11 financial year, there will be an increase in the number of Jamaicans recruited to participate in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s United States (US) and Canadian employment programmes.This is according the Ministry’s annual report for 2009/10 tabled in the House of Representatives recently, which stated that the signs of the US economy recovering from the recession are expected to have a positive impact on the demand for Jamaican workers.The document further stated that the opportunities for Jamaicans in Canada during the 2009/10 financial year expanded to include the training and recruitment of culinary experts, automotive technicians, practical nurses as well as care aids/personal care attendants.“A number of Jamaicans are currently accessing training and are hopeful of being absorbed in the Canadian labour market. It is anticipated that the demand for workers in all these areas will increase in the 2010/11 financial year and foster the growth of the Ministry’s Overseas Employment Programme,” the report read.The Overseas Employment Programmes are administered by the Manpower Services section at the Ministry, which has the objective of facilitating access to employment opportunities both locally and internationally for Jamaican workers.The Programmes include: the United States Farm Programme; the United States Hospitality/Hotel Workers Programme; the Canadian Farm and Factory Programme; and the Guantanamo Bay Programme.During fiscal year 2009/10, a total of 10,200 persons were employed in North America, with the Canadian Farms/Factories Programme employing 5,862 persons, representing the highest number of persons recruited for the period, which accounted for 57.5 per cent of the total number. The US Farm Work Programme followed with the employment of 3,798 persons or 37.2 per cent.“A total of 3,671 persons were recruited in the US Farm Work Programme during the year and 3,427 returned to Jamaica. Of this number, 45 were absent without official leave (AWOL), two persons changed status and one individual died. Approximately 71 per cent or 2,593 of the workers were recruited during the second quarter of the year (July to September) and at the end of the year, a total of 550 persons were still in the US,” the document read.Further, during the period under review, 540 workers were recruited under the US Hospitality Programme, while 372 returned to Jamaica, 108 went AWOL and 33 changed status. At the end of the year 2,250 workers were still working in the US. The largest number of workers, 251 or 46.5 per cent, were recruited during the first quarter of the year (April to June).Additionally, under the Canadian Farm/Factories Programme 5,757 persons completed their contract, while 162 went AWOL. A total of 32 persons changed their status, 32 persons breached their contracts and 77 were sent home. A total of 1,398 persons were still working in Canada at the end of the year.“Of the 5,862 persons who participated in the Canadian programme, 5,014 were specifically requested, while the reminders were new recruits. The largest numbers of workers, 2,751 or 46.9 per cent were dispatched in the first quarter (April to June),” the report further stated.In addition to also granting work permits, facilitating the Electronic Labour Exchange (ELE) and the administration of the Employment Agencies Regulation Act, the Ministry’s Manpower Services section also processes remittances received for workers under the Overseas Employment Programmes.During the fiscal year 2009/10 total remittances from the US Programme was approximately $6.1 million. Male workers were responsible for 89.1 per cent of the remittances. Most of the remittances (81 per cent) were from US farm workers which amounted to US $4.9 million.“Most of the US remittances, US$2.5 million (40.9 per cent) were received during the third quarter of the year (October to December). Remittances from Canada totalled $11.7 million for 2009/10. Males accounted for 98 per cent of the remittances (US$11.5 million), most of which was dispatched during the third quarter,” document read. More Jamaicans Expected to Take Up Jobs in Canada and the US Foreign AffairsAugust 9, 2010 RelatedMore Jamaicans Expected to Take Up Jobs in Canada and the UScenter_img RelatedMore Jamaicans Expected to Take Up Jobs in Canada and the US RelatedMore Jamaicans Expected to Take Up Jobs in Canada and the USlast_img read more

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Education Ministry Targets 10% Improvement in Math

first_imgEducation Ministry Targets 10% Improvement in Math EducationMarch 7, 2013 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Education Minister, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, says he is targeting a 10 per cent improvement in Mathematics passes in the major examinations at the primary and secondary levels. These are the Grade Four Numeracy Test, Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) and the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC). He said that as part of this initiative, the Ministry will be increasing the distribution of Mathematics specialists throughout the education system, particularly in schools where there are weaknesses. “I’m challenging the schools, the principals, the teachers…we want to give you the help to achieve (these results), and we are going to hold you accountable,” the Minister stated. He was addressing teachers and students from across the island, who turned out for Wednesday’s (March 6) first staging of the National Mathematics Expo held at the University of the West Indies, Mona. The Grade Four Numeracy Test results show that in 2009, some 45 per cent of the age cohort achieved the requisite level of mastery in numeracy; 38 per cent in 2010; 46 per cent in 2011; and the pass rate improved to 54 per cent in 2012. For GSAT, 53 per cent of students achieved mastery in 2009; 57 per cent in 2010; 62 per cent in 2011; and 63 per cent in 2012. RelatedEducation Ministry Targets 10% Improvement in Math Advertisementscenter_img RelatedEducation Ministry Targets 10% Improvement in Math RelatedEducation Ministry Targets 10% Improvement in Mathlast_img read more

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Airtel boss sees two-speed take-up for mobile money

first_img Airtel points to 4G, Africa growth despite profit drop Author Related Airtel bank boss defends service viability Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Bharti-Airtel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 MAR 2014 Bharti Airtel to offer insurance through payments bankcenter_img Previous ArticleMTS reports positive Q4 but warns of “volatility”Next ArticleGoogle targets smart watches with Android Wear Tags Money HomeMoneyNews Airtel boss sees two-speed take-up for mobile money VIDEO INTERVIEW: Manoj Kohli (pictured), CEO of international operations at Bharti Airtel, told Mobile World Live the usage of mobile money in some African countries has “taken leaps over” India and Nigeria, two of its largest markets .And where mobile money is a hit, it can have spectacular growth. According to Kohli, some of its mobile money services see growth in usage of 20-30 per cent every month.What fosters growth is the absence of a conventional banking infrastructure which is not the case in India and Nigeria, according to Kohli.“These two markets are where the model is bank-led and not mobile company led. Other markets [in Africa] it is mobile company led. We are growing it very well. Customers who are unbanked are picking up money transfer and payments very spontaneously.”Among the applications pushing usage is the disbursement of government payments – such as civil service salaries – or those for NGOs.Watch the full interview here. Richard Handford last_img read more

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Operation Fannacht underway until Monday night

first_img WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – April 28, 2020 center_img A major Garda operation to prevent the spread of Covid-19 over the upcoming May Bank Holiday weekend is formally underway.Operation Fanacht, which was first implemented at Easter, will see thousands of checkpoints and patrols carried out by Gardaí through to midnight on Bank Holiday Monday. Commissioner Drew Harris says it will be the biggest ever mobilisation in the history of the force.Brendan O’Connor, Donegal’s Garda Representative Association spokesperson says people have generally been very compliant with the Covid-19 restrictions and regulations……….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Operation Fannacht underway until Monday night Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous articleMcGowan says ABP must help council in flood work planningNext articleExpect more positive cases as testing criteria broaden – Holohan News Highland Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+last_img read more

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