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'We built an app and hoped for the best': French lessons for Aussie trio

Take two lawyers and an electrician, put them in a start-up incubator in Paris, and what do you get? Lucas Lovell hopes it will be the world's "go-to e-concierge app". Mr Lovell, his childhood friend Mitch Pascoe and university mate Charles Inglis are in the City of Light after their business,....

General Election 2017: The millionaire donors who have backed the parties Birmingham Mail

General Election 2017: The millionaire donors who have backed the parties SOME of Britain’s richest people, companies and trade unions gave more than £7 million to political parties in the first week of the General Election campaign. According to details released by the Electoral Commission , the Conservative Party received £4.

Troops guard Brazil federal buildings amid political unrest

By ERALDO PERES and MAURICIO SAVARESE Associated Press. BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Troops guarded federal buildings in Brazil's capital early Thursday as the president struggles to hang onto power amid an outcry over corruption allegations and after clashes between police and protesters demanding his....

De Blasio promises big penalties for improper city placard use

After issuing thousands of new placards to city workers, Mayor de Blasio now says he’s ready to spend millions to hire an army of traffic agents to crack down on their abuse. Not only did he vow to hire 100 new traffic enforcement agents, the mayor also said Wednesday he would boost fines and step up towing in response to the placard pandemonium.

Agent feared leak of Trump tax returns could affect election

Less than two weeks before Election Day, federal agents descended on a hotel lobby to meet a Louisiana private investigator they believed had illegally tried to obtain Donald Trump's tax returns. At the time, the agents didn't know if Jordan Hamlett had been successful and they feared a public release of Trump's tax returns could influence the U.

Budget 2017: 'Rinky-dink' and 'communism by stealth'

The government's budget is "rinky-dink" and will provide some minimum-wage earners with only one extra dollar a week, Labour says. Labour leader Andrew Little said Budget 2017 did not go far enough to support lower-income New Zealanders. Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King.

Cartoon: 'Something for everyone'

Opinion - Just like Oprah's famous car giveaway , the election-year budget promises something for everyone. What's missing, asks Toby Morris. The Finance Minister has revealed the winners and losers in this year's Budget. Here's what you need to know.

The 4Rs Are Not Enough

The following commentary does not necessarily reflect the views of AgPro or Farm Journal Media. The opinions expressed below are the author's own. By: Tom Buman Precision Conservation is focused on soil and water conservation in agriculture. It challenges the current thinking about soil and water conservation and provides a different perspective.

Sri Lanka police blamed for inaction on attacks against Muslims

Thu, May 25, 2017, 08:38 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's police had come under criticism from opposition parliamentarians and right activists for failing to take action against attacks on Muslim places of warship and businesses over the past five weeks.

Indian Railways flexi fare system for premium trains including Rajdhani, Shatabdi under review, says Suresh Prabhu

New Delhi, May 25: Several questions have been raised by passengers over the flexi- fare system of the Indian Railways. Passengers have complained that the flexi fare system is only helping the Railways make more money while no improvement has been seen on the premium trains.

Army officers should be allowed to take decisions in war-like areas: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, May 25: Standing up in the defence of Major Leetul Gogoi yet again, the government on Wednesday said that the military officers should be allowed to take decisions in war-like areas. Gogoi is the Army officer who is at the centre of a controversy over tying an alleged stone-pelter to a....

Goa Board 10th Results today at 11 am, check results on official website, steps here

. Goa Board SSC class 10 exams results 2017 today: Check results update from 11 am at official website. The Goa Board SSC class 10 exams results 2017 are expected to be announced today May 25, 2017. Students will be able to check SSC results tomorrow at official website

PSO to replace BOR

Polish new national security service (PSO) is to replace the government protection bureau (BOR) this year, according to a draft bill reviewed by Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. The launch of the new service, which will hire 300 civilians and 3,000 officers, as compared to the app. 2,000 officers BOR employs, is to cost PLN 210 million.

Pension system reform

Poland continues to haggle over terms of its pending pension system reform, with the Ministry of Finance and Development sparring with the Ministry of Labor and Family Policy over who should make payments to retirees of funds gathered on open pension funds (OFE), funds which are to be transformed into private pension funds in the pending reform.

New powers for tax office

All newspapers report about the latest Poland's efforts to increase tax collection by giving the tax office daily access to corporate bank account data to detect suspicious transactions. Access to the bank accounts in combination with VAT records provided in Poland's new big data initiative Single....

Nation-Now CBO: GOP health care bill would leave 23M more people uninsured

CBO: GOP health care bill would leave 23M more people uninsured The U.S. Capitol is seen on September 29, 2008 in Washington, DC. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) WASHINGTON - The Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare passed by the House earlier this month would lead to 23 million fewer....

Nation-Now Manchestor bomber's father, brother arrested in Tripoli

The father and a brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi have been arrested in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, authorities in the beleaguered African nation said Thursday. Also Thursday, police in the Manchester area made four more arrests and said they were investigating a "network" as the probe....

Catholics weigh in on Trump, Pope meeting as harbinger of common ground

"We can use peace," Trump replied. Later, the president tweeted: "I leave the Vatican more determined than ever to pursue peace in our world." Just days earlier, he had signed a nearly $110 billion weapons deal with Saudi Arabia. Six in 10 white Catholics supported Trump in November, according to a Pew analysis of exit polls.

Trump budget would mean cuts for American Samoa

United States President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the Office of Insular Affairs would have a significant impact on American Samoa. The budget aims to shrink the size of the federal government and eliminate the annual budget deficit over ten-years.

Budget 2017: Lower-income families are the winners

The two lower tax thresholds increase; the $14,000 threshold to $22,000, and the $48,000 threshold to $52,000. This will mean a weekly tax reduction of $10.77 for those earning more than $22,000 a year, and $20.38 for people on incomes above $52,000. The government estimates about 310,000 families....

Listen to Amnesty says NZ should resettle detained refugees

Transcript. GRANT BAYLDON: We know that people have been expressing extreme trauma on both Manus and Nauru we know that the conditions are deliberately abusive there and we know that they are simply not safe there have been a number of attacks on asylum seekers and refugees.

Budget 2017: Stronger economy but smaller surpluses predicted

The economy is expected to grow at an average 3.1 percent over the next five years, driven by robust population growth, investment in construction projects, booming tourist numbers and a rebound in exports. Finance Minister Steven Joyce said the positive outlook was driven by the government's strong....

Budget 2017: Small gains for schools, little for ECE

About half the increased funding over the next four years, of $767 million, is simply meeting the cost of increased enrolments in early education and schools, and rises in teachers pay. A further $400m will provide new schools and more classrooms - again an increase driven largely by rising enrolments.

Budget 2017: Health gets nearly $4bn over four years

It will take total spending on the sector to $16.77bn in the financial year beginning in July. The government says the extra $879 million going in over the next financial year is the biggest rise in 11 years. District health boards get an extra $439m a year over four years, boosting their operational funding 3.

Watch LIVE: The Budget

Finance Minister Steven Joyce has delivered his first Budget - including a $2 billion a year boost for lower-income families - and the reaction is rolling in. Watch live: And follow live updates: The Finance Minister has revealed the winners and losers in this year's Budget. Here's what you need to know.

Sport: Tonga Olympic Committee calls for Pacific Games rethink

The Tongan Olympic Committee says the government's decision to withdraw its support for hosting the 2019 Pacific Games doesn't add up. More than 40 delegates, representing 17 national sporting federations, discussed the matter at a Special General Meeting earlier this week.

Fake research reagents making their way to labs in China

There is an underground black market in China where fraudsters are going to great lengths to fake research reagents used in scientific experiments, a report by the journal Nature has revealed. According to the article , many scientists have had suspicions for some time that the research reagents....

Large-scale use of serialization in food sector "is coming"

As the barriers associated with implementing serialization are coming down, the food and beverage sector is increasingly open to using the technology to secure its supply chains. That is the view of Thomas Körmendi, chief executive of serialization provider Kezzler, who says companies and brands are....

Pilot shows blockchain can secure wine supply chain

A bottle of wine has been fully tracked from South Australia to China using blockchain in one of the world's largest supply chain security trials. Instigated by Australian blockchain firm TBSx3, the bottle of wine produced by Ius was successfully tracked and verified along its 8,100km journey with....

Parents and pupils planning fiery protest*

THE Morvant/Laventille Secondary School at Plover Street Extension has been closed for the past six weeks because of a pigeon and cockroach infestation and parents and pupils intend to stage a “surprise fiery protest” if Education Minister Anthony Garcia fails to resolve the issue soon.

Rennie Dumas laid to rest*

SEND-OFF: Wife of former government minister Rennie Dumas, Annalean Inniss, standing at right, and other mourners at his funeral service yesterday at St David Anglican Church, Plymouth, Tobago. —Photo: ELIZABETH WILLIAMS. FORMER government minister Rennie Dumas was laid to rest in his home village of Plymouth, Tobago yesterday.
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