Monday, July 22

Day: February 1, 2017

This teen invited an older lady to join her friends because she missed going out with her friends
ENGLISH, Life Style

This teen invited an older lady to join her friends because she missed going out with her friends

    As you get older, things change. You get a job, responsibilities, a mortgage. You lose contact with people. You don’t just, y’know, hang with your crew anymore. This is 18-year-old Mahri Smith from Ottawa. She is totally still at the point in her life when she can just hang. Mahri and her girlfriends were using their time wisely, by heading out to a casino and having fun. They were taking snaps in the bathroom, when an older women offered to take a group shot of them. Then something magical happened. The lady said that she really missed hanging out with her friends when she was that age. So Mahri asked if she wanted to join her crew for the night. This lady in the washroom looking at me said I remember when my girlfriends and I would get dressed up and go out, I miss that....
January 31 tax deadline: Tens of thousands pay wrong tax on pensions
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

January 31 tax deadline: Tens of thousands pay wrong tax on pensions

    Tens of thousands of people have paid incorrect tax on pension withdrawals made under new rules applying from April 2015, experts warned, as the self-assessment tax return deadline for that year passed on Tuesday night. At least 232,000 people drew down money from their pensions in the 2015 to 2016 tax year under rules which allow over-55s to drain cash from their pension pots in one go. Many of these withdrawals will have been incorrectly taxed, accountants warn. Reforms introduced by former Chancellor George Osborne permitted over-55s to withdraw cash from their pensions from April 2015, rather than spend the bulk of the money buying an income-paying annuity. Errors are arising because one-off pension withdrawals have been taxed based on a tax code provided by HMRC. When...
Teacher sells £250k cottage for £2
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Teacher sells £250k cottage for £2

    A teacher sold her cottage worth £250,000 for just £2 to prevent it from being seized by a court following a row over roof tiles. Rekha Patel, 43, was evicted from the Grade II listed cottage in Simmondley Village, Glossop , in June after a feud with her neighbour ended up in court. She spent thousands renovating the cottage, which was renamed Patel Cottage, and turning it into her dream home. But Rekha ended up in a dispute with her neighbour over damage to antique roof tiles during the works. Rekha, a teacher at Glossopdale Community College, was taken to court where she was served with a bill of £72,000 for the damage. She was later served with an eviction order when she did not pay the fees, but has since been back living at the house. Rekha has now sold the house to t...
British chef killed in Syria while fighting ISIS
Arab world, ENGLISH

British chef killed in Syria while fighting ISIS

    A British chef killed in Syria while fighting against ISIS may have turned his gun on himself to avoid being captured, it has been reported. Ryan Lock, 20, told his family he was going on holiday before revealing in a Facebook post he was heading to the war-torn country. He had no military experience but joined the Kurdish armed forces, the YPG, on a voluntary basis. Ryan was killed last December during an operation by anti-Islamic State forces in Raqqa. Now sources have told the BBC, a post-mortem exam indicates Ryan suffered a gunshot wound under the chin suggesting a possible suicide. Kurdish rights activist Mark Campbell from KurdishQuestion.com told BBC South: Ryan Lock may very well have turned his own gun upon himself rather than be taken prisoner by ISIS. There are...
US-China conflict would be disastrous as tension mounts under Donald Trump
America, ENGLISH

US-China conflict would be disastrous as tension mounts under Donald Trump

    The mounting possibility of military confrontation between the US and China would be disastrous for the region, experts have warned amid inflammatory statements from both nations. Donald Trump has followed up his incendiary campaign claim that China was financially raping the US by threatening to impose a 45 per cent tariff on imports, after vowing to buy American in his inaugural speech. The new President has also shaken Beijing by questioning the One China policy, which does not formally recognise Taiwan, and speaking to the island nation’s President over the phone in a break with decades of diplomatic policy. Tensions ramped up further when Mr Trump accused the Chinese military of stealing an underwater research vessel in the South China Sea in an unprecedented act. Bei...
News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, London

News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London

The Cabinet yesterday approved the draft of the 'Dowry Prohibition Act 2017', "National Hajj and Umrah Policy2017", "Hajj Package 2017", 'The Bangladesh Ship Recycling Law,2017' and 'The Integrated Small-Scale Irrigation Policy, 2017' during its weekly meeting. The approval was given in the weekly meeting of the cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday released a commemorative postage stamp, a first day cover and a data card on the occasion of the International Customs Day 2017 at the beginning of the weekly regular cabinet meeting held at Bangladesh Secretariat yesterday morning. Bangladesh Post Office issued the commemorative stamp of Taka 10, the first day cover of Tk 10 and the data card of Tk 5. The s...