Friday, July 19

Day: November 21, 2016

ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Just about managing families to be £2,500 a year worse off by 2020

    The combined impact of welfare cuts will leave struggling working families - the just about managing households Theresa May has vowed to help worse off by more than £2,500 a year by 2020, according to research published days before her government’s first autumn statement. A study of 187,000 households across the UK found that policies including cuts to universal credit and the four-year benefit rate freeze, coupled with rising rents and higher inflation, would see low-income working families typically lose £48.90 a week by the end of the decade. The findings have alarmed councils and charities worried that the growing financial burden on low-income families will raise poverty and homelessness levels. The research will increase the pressure on the chancellor, Philip Hammond...
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump confirms that wife Melania and son Barron not going to White House

    President-elect Donald Trump confirmed Sunday that future first lady Melania Trump and their 10-year-old son, Barron, will remain in New York after he becomes president, as first reported in the New York Post. When asked about the family’s relocation plans post inauguration Trump, 70, told reporters that he would immediately settle into the executive mansion and that Mrs. Trump and his youngest son, a fourth grader at a Manhattan prep school, would move Very soon. After he’s finished with school, according to McClatchy White House Correspondent Anita Kumar. Trump transition spokesman Jason Miller confirmed that there was obviously a sensitivity to pulling out a 10-year-old in the middle of the school year. The campaign has been difficult for Barron, and she is really hopin...

Farmers can now use old Rs 500 notes to buy seeds

    Farmers can now use old Rs 500 notes at state-owned outlets towards the purchase of seeds, the Finance Ministry said in a statement Days after allowing farmers to make cash withdrawals up to Rs 25,000 per week against sanctioned crop loans, the Centre on Monday announced that they will now be allowed to use old high denomination notes for purchasing seeds. Farmers can now use old Rs 500 notes at state-owned outlets towards the purchase of seeds, the Finance Ministry said in a statement. With the onset of winter, farmers were gearing for the Rabi season. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s November 8 announcement has taken a toll on rural population as the agriculture sector is entirely cash-dependent. Cash crunch meant that farmers had no money to pay farm hands, threa...

Nicolas Sarkozy crashes out of French Right

    Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday crashed out of the race to elect a Right-wing nominee for next year's presidential election in France, after François Fillon, a Thatcherite with a Welsh wife, came a spectacular first ahead of Alain Juppé. The race to pick a nominee for the Republicans party has sparked huge interest as the winner is likely to meet – and defeat – Marine Le Pen, leader of the anti-EU, anti-immigrant Front National, in the definitive presidential run-off next May. The ballot was open to anyone willing to pay €2 who professes agreement with the values of the centre-Right. In a surprise outcome, Mr Fillon was on course to finish far out in front in round one. Nicolas Sarkozy votes in French primary Play! 00:30 With almost all of the 10,000 polling stations counted, Mr...
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Royal Navy fires warning flare during serious incident

    The small HMS Sabre speedboat was involved in a 'serious incident' with a research vessel in a 'cat and mouse' incident that began on Friday and eventually ended on Sunday afternoon. According to an eyewitness, the Angeles Alvariño had entered British territorial waters on Friday afternoon to carry out oceanographic work. It is claimed the ship's captain refused to back down when sent a radio warning and HMS Sabre, a smaller Royal Navy Rhib and the research vessel were involved in a game of cat and mouse through Friday night and Saturday. Maritime observer for British Gibraltar Open-source intelligence and Founder of OpWest and Gibraltar Coast Watchers, Michael Sanchez sent a serious of tweets outlining the incident. At about 2pm on Sunday, he tweeted: "Serious confrontati...