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Day: January 15, 2017

The twenty reason renovations that will hurt your home’s value
ENGLISH, Life Style

The twenty reason renovations that will hurt your home’s value

    Homeowners looking to sell soon or sometime down the road often invest in home renovations to boost their home's value for a resale. Some home improvements, however, can actually hurt your home's value. Sometimes, these home renovations are done particularly with a resale in mind. Other times, they’re simply done to suit a homeowner’s personal preferences. Either way, it’s important to keep your home’s resale value in mind, and do your research before investing in any home improvement updates. If you want to increase your home's value instead of hurting it, click through to see the top home renovations to avoid. 1. Lavish Lighting Fixtures One common home improvement mistake is falling in love with unique or lavish light fixtures, said Alon Barzilay, founder of real estate...
Hammond suggests UK without single market could become tax haven
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Hammond suggests UK without single market could become tax haven

    The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has said Britain could transform its economic model into that of a corporate tax haven if the EU fails to provide it with an agreement on market access after Brexit. In an interview with the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, Hammond commented that if Britain was left closed off from European markets after leaving the EU, it would consider leaving behind a European-style social model, with European-style taxation systems, European-style regulation systems and become something different. Asked to clarify his remark, the chancellor told his German interviewers: We could be forced to change our economic model and we will have to change our model to regain competitiveness. And you can be sure we will do whatever we have to do. The British people ...
Bishop distressed by row following Qur’an reading at cathedral
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Bishop distressed by row following Qur’an reading at cathedral

    The Qur’an reading lead to a backlash with the cathedral saying it had received offensive messages on social media. The leader of the Scottish Anglican church has said he was deeply distressed at the widespread offence caused by a reading from the Qur’an at a service to mark the feast of the Epiphany at St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow. David Chillingworth, bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane, and primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, said in a statement: We also deeply regret the widespread abuse which has been received by the cathedral community. He has launched a review of interfaith work. His comments followed a row over the inclusion in the service of passages from the Qur’an read in Arabic from the cathedral’s lectern by a local Muslim student. The cathedral ...
PM to say UK prepared to leave single market
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PM to say UK prepared to leave single market

    Theresa May is expected to announce the UK is prepared to leave the single market, the customs union and European Court of Justice. The PM’s willingness to give up membership of the single market will be made clear in a major speech at Lancaster House in London on Tuesday, according to the Sun on Sunday. Her red lines will be an end to free movement from the EU and clearance to hold bilateral trade talks with other countries, which it is thought will not be achievable while still in the single market. A Downing Street source told Sky News: The issue of the single market and the customs union will be answered on Tuesday when the Prime Minister sets out her negotiations. Pro-EU campaigner MP Anna Soubry has described the anticipated move as "grossly irresponsible, if true. T...
Growing number of Democrats boycotting Trump inauguration
America, ENGLISH

Growing number of Democrats boycotting Trump inauguration

    A growing number of US Democratic lawmakers have declared their intent to boycott the inauguration of Republican President-elect Donald Trump in a sharp break with tradition. More than a dozen Democrats in the US House of Representatives have so far issued public announcements stating that they would not attend the January 20 ceremony after an extremely divisive election campaign, according to media reports. It is a departure from lawmakers of both parties putting aside their personal feelings to watch the new president take the oath of office. While the majority of Democrats still plan to attend the event, the fact that even a handful are making a point of boycotting shows the depth of antipathy toward the president-elect. The boycott movement began with Illinois Rep. Lui...