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What you need to know if you miss the tax deadline

17-Apr-2019

The deadline to file taxes this year was Monday for most Americans, and even though a majority of Americans were expecting to receive a refund, many will still miss the cutoff date.

"If you’re in a situation where you don’t think you can meet the filing deadline requirement … it’s always best to go out and hire competent tax advisors to assist you."

Source: The Guradian

Bachelorettes, Bibles and Amazon: is Nashville the perfect model for a second-tier city?

17-Apr-2019

“We just hit the perfect time of Nashville becoming a booming city,” Goldsmith yells over live music at the George Jones.

Nashville, once primarily known as the capital of country music, is now also one of America’s fastest-growing cities, and its economy is often cited as a successful model. Around 94 people moved here on a daily basis in 2017, according to a 2018 report from the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, and the city has added nearly 400,000 new residents in the past decade.

Source: The Guradian

The tuneful tramp: the forgotten musical genius of Charlie Chaplin

17-Apr-2019

Think of some of his most iconic scenes: when the Kid, played by Jackie Coogan, is torn away from the Tramp by the authorities; or when the Tramp comes face to face with the flower girl at the end of City Lights; or the moment he unwittingly gets involved in a workers’ march in Modern Times.

Maybe with the Chaplin 130 celebrations, the world can pick up where the Oscars left off in appreciating this aspect of his genius.

Source: Common Domain

How to get a leg up in the college admissions without gaming the system

17-Apr-2019

One of the surprising things I’ve learned in talking with parents in-the-know is the power that certain sports like fencing, rowing, and volleyball hold in garnering substantial college scholarships or an easier acceptance at a selective college.

As Harvard’s head of admissions William Fitzsimmons pointed out in the Harvard Gazette, even elite schools have begun to reform the conventional admissions process beyond measuring test scores and grades.

Source: The Guradian

European spies sought lessons from dictators’ brutal ‘Operation Condor’

17-Apr-2019

British, West German and French intelligence agencies sought advice from South America’s bloody 1970s dictatorships on how to combat leftwing “subversion”, according to a newly declassified CIA document. The European intelligence services wanted to learn about “Operation Condor,” a secret programme in which the dictatorships of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador conspired to kidnap and assassinate members of leftwing guerrilla groups in each other’s territories.

Source: The Guradian

The Science of Storytelling by Will Storr review – the lure of novel ideas

17-Apr-2019

The Science of Storytelling ends with a long, practical appendix, entitled The Sacred Flaw Approach, which offers a step-by-step guide to writing a novel, drawing on the lessons and observations of the book.

Will Storr is a prize-winning journalist and the author of a very good, if largely forgotten, novel, The Hunger and the Howling of Killian Lone. In The Science of Storytelling, he attempts to do for novelists what McKee, Joseph Campbell and Christopher Booker did for screenwriters – providing a how-to guide that looks back to the fundamental questions that animate readers and then using these to help novelists shape their narratives.

Source: Fox News

New York City's mandatory measles vaccine orders trigger lawsuit from parents

17-Apr-2019

Five parents filed a lawsuit Monday against the New York City Department of Health claiming the city overstepped its authority by making vaccinations mandatory in neighborhoods experiencing the measles outbreak.

“The emergency orders grossly understate the risk of harm to children, adults and the general public from the MMR vaccine, while at the same time overstating the benefits,” the lawsuit claimed, calling on the New York Supreme Court to issue a temporary restraining order to stop the Health Department.

Source: The Guradian

How Scotland erased Guyana from its past

17-Apr-2019

The mangrove-fringed coast of Guyana, at the north-eastern tip of South America, does not immediately bring to mind the Highlands of Scotland, in the northernmost part of Great Britain.

The benefits were many, there were people returning from Guyana buying land and estates and improving farms in Scotland, and the plantation economy also fired industrial wealth. Alston states: “The livelihoods of some of the poorest people in Cromarty depended on what was going on in the Caribbean.

Source: The Guradian

The two MPs of British descent who do not have to stand in Indian election

17-Apr-2019

A vestige of India’s colonial history, and a sign of the magnanimous spirit with which the country said goodbye to its British former masters, his is one of two seats in the country’s parliament still reserved for Anglo-Indians: Indian citizens of European descent.

“Those Anglo-Indians who have married others in the community try to follow the rule [of living a life that is] 60% British and 40% Indian,” he says from his government apartment in Delhi, within view of the colossal Roman dome of the former Indian viceroy’s residence. “In my case it’s closer to 50/50.”

Source: Global News

Bruce McArthur hospitalized after alleged prison assault: police source

16-Apr-2019

Convicted serial killer Bruce McArthur was allegedly assaulted in prison and hospitalized, a police source told Global News.

WATCH: Bruce McArthur hospitalized after alleged prison assault, police source says. A spokesperson for Correctional Services Canada (CSC) told Global News on Sunday that due to the Privacy Act, they were unable to provide details on specific cases. However, on Monday morning a CSC spokesperson provided an updated statement which said in part, “I can confirm that an inmate was escorted to an outside hospital as a precautionary ?measure following an altercation.”

Source: Fox News

Gambler who won $1.2M off Tiger Woods' Masters win said he'd been in deep debt recently

16-Apr-2019

The gambler who placed an $85,000 wager on Tiger Woods winning the Masters — ultimately winning $1.2 million — says he was tens of thousands of dollars in debt as recently as four months ago.

In his fifth-ever Masters victory, the legendary golfer shot a 2-under par 70 to win his 15th major championship — and Adducci won $1.275 million.

Source: BBC

Wayne Hennessey did not know what Nazi salute was - FA panel

17-Apr-2019

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey did not know what a Nazi salute was when he was charged with making the offensive gesture, says a Football Association panel.

It said the FA was "entirely justified" in bringing the case but that "rather than giving a Nazi salute, we think it more likely that Mr Hennessey was, as he says, trying to shout at and to catch the attention of the waiter."

Source: The Guradian

Bernie Sanders and Beto O'Rourke release decade worth of tax returns

17-Apr-2019

Bernie Sanders, the Democratic socialist senator from Vermont, released a decade of tax returns on Monday, showing his family made $566,000 in 2018.

Pressed by Fox anchors as to whyhe not volunteer to hand over a greater proportion of his income, up to the 52% tax rate he proposes, or give more to charity, Sanders said: “I pay the taxes I owe and, by the way, why don’t you get Donald Trump up here and ask him how much he pays in taxes?”. “I guess the president watches your network a little bit,” Sanders said, turning to the camera.

Source: Reuters

General Motors bets a GEM can deliver gold in developing markets

17-Apr-2019

General Motors Co has spent five years re-writing its playbook for making money in Latin America and the interior of China.

Houlihan has been named to lead efforts to apply the cost lessons learned from this project to GM’s global lineup of crossovers for the Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet and GMC brands.

Source: The Guradian

How May miscalculated the Brexit numbers game

17-Apr-2019

Having seen her Brexit deal defeated three times in parliament, Theresa May finally admitted that “as things stand I can’t see [MPs] accepting it”.

A last, desperate promise to quit if MPs backed her deal only reduced rebel numbers to 34, 28 of them linked to the ERG. May has failed, so far, because she could not win around Conservative rebels, mostly hard Brexiters from the European Research Group.

Source: Common Domain

How to Talk With an Aging Parent About Long-Term Care

Tuesday 09:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

What to do when saving enough money to retire demands drastic action

Sunday 21:48 GMT
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Odell Beckham Jr. unleashes Giants frustration in epic Twitter rant

Tuesday 09:55 GMT
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Maid of honor claims nearly 100 goldfish died after 'crappy' bride insisted on giving them as wedding favors

Monday 19:04 GMT
Source: BBC

'First malaria vaccine' to be tested

Tuesday 08:59 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Bolsonaro's motorbike escapade provokes helmet backlash

Monday 19:04 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Polly Higgins, lawyer who fought for recognition of 'ecocide', dies aged 50

Monday 14:30 GMT
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Kevin Hunter accused of poisoning Wendy Williams

Today 07:00 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Treasury yields rise as oil prices surge to nearly 6-month high

Tuesday 19:05 GMT
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Kate Middleton recycles coat, special earrings for Easter service

Tuesday 18:10 GMT
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Stocks close at all time high; oil at 6 month high

Today 07:00 GMT
Source: The Guradian

'Skirting ethical rules': Trump's key staff under investigation at interior agency

Today 07:00 GMT
Source: Global News

6,700 Canadian veterans who fought in Afghan war receiving federal support for PTSD

Tuesday 21:49 GMT
Source: Reuters

Chinese people love peace, Xi says as kicks off major naval parade

Tuesday 22:44 GMT

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