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The Good Morning Britain host told Gove: "If even you can’t tell us what a substantial meal is, how is anybody supposed to know?”
The Republican governor heard plenty from the president on Twitter later.
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - December 1, 2020) - Next Green Wave Holdings Inc. (CSE: NGW) (OTCQX: NXGWF) ("Next Green Wave", "NGW" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the following operational and financial milestones:- In November 2020, the Company's Adjusted EBITDA* was approximately US$1,000,000. This after already recording approximately US$1,000,000 in October 2020.- The ...
Katie Holstein says adopting an older child is 'so rewarding'.
Austrian unemployment rose in November as a coronavirus lockdown kicked in in the second half of the month, Labour Minister Christine Aschbacher said on Tuesday, with hospitality jobs especially hard hit. The unemployment rate at the end of November rose to 9.5% from 7.4% a year earlier. "The effects of the pandemic but also the global economic crisis that it caused are leaving deep marks on the job market," Aschbacher said, adding that public health measures were currently the top priority.
124 stores face axe as high street crisis deepens before the big reopening
New Delhi [India], December 1 (ANI): India recorded 211 COVID-19 cases per million population over the last seven days, which is lowest among big nations, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said on Tuesday.
The Mercedes team said it would announce a replacement driver later in the week
Gala throws weight behind Felix Project on tough year for charities, Abbianca Makoni reports
The "Addressing Social Determinants of Health: IT Solutions to Engage Community Resources" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
The future of the cannabis industry is looking bright. Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) is representative of many of the problems and risks of cannabis investing. Between its consistently high operating costs, poor revenue growth, and weak stock performance, investing in it would be a bold bet on a turnaround.
If you’re fortunate enough to be able to donate money this year, plenty of causes need your attention.In a year like 2020, choosing where to direct your dollars is like picking your favourite child. Should your money go toward nonprofits providing basic needs, organizations fighting for social justice or a campaign to help local small businesses stay afloat? If you prefer donating your time, how do you give back when volunteer events are limited by the pandemic?Here’s a guide to prioritizing your donations, taking advantage of special tax deductions for 2020 giving and using your holiday spending to make a difference.TAX BENEFITS OF GIVING DURING THE PANDEMICDec. 1 is Giving Tuesday, a day earmarked for generosity during the holiday season. This year, in addition to helping those in need, you may be eligible to receive added tax benefits for your donations.As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, taxpayers who take the standard deduction are allowed an additional deduction of up to $300 for charitable donations made in cash. Previously, charitable contributions could only be deducted if taxpayers itemized.Taxpayers who itemize can deduct up to 100% of their adjusted gross income for cash donations (up from 60%) made in 2020.These incentives don’t apply to all contributions — only those made to qualifying public organizations, which the IRS defines as “those that are religious, charitable, educational, scientific or literary in purpose.” Contributions to donor-advised funds, nonoperating private foundations and support organizations don’t qualify for the deduction.The IRS website has a tool to look up tax-exempt organizations.USE YOUR VALUES TO INFORM YOUR GIVINGChoosing which cause to support is deeply personal. If you haven’t already, make a list of your values and what you’re grateful for. This list is the basis for your giving plan that can help you determine which causes to prioritize and which ones you can say no to, says Jeannie Sager, director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University.Sager says you can also use a giving plan to frame your actions outside of hitting the “donate” button.“What kind of volunteerism are you doing? What messages are you sending as you retweet or share things on social media? How does that tie into your philanthropy and your values?” she suggests asking yourself.Early in the pandemic, you may have committed small acts of generosity such as buying gift cards to support your local coffee shop or paying your hairstylist when the salon was shut down.Keep the community spirit going, says Eileen Heisman, president and CEO of National Philanthropic Trust, a public charity that manages donor-advised funds and is based in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. “I’m a big fan of small grassroots charities,” she says. “A lot of everyday neighbourhood arts organizations, small ones, are disappearing.”Research by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute during the early months of the pandemic showed that organizations dedicated to basic needs and health fared better than those focused on religion, and especially better than those serving all other purposes, such as education, the arts and the environment.Resources such as Charity Navigator and GuideStar help you research a charity’s financial health, tax-exempt status and practices. Your local community foundation website can also give you an idea of nonprofits to support.“We encourage people to give deeply to a few causes rather than spreading money out to many causes,” says Grace Chiang Nicolette, vice-president of programming and external relations at the Center for Effective Philanthropy in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Unrestricted gifts are typically the most useful to charities, Nicolette says, referring to donations that don’t come with requirements on how the money can be used.GIVE BACK WHILE SHOPPINGThis holiday season, 65% of Americans say the pandemic will have an impact on the way they plan to give gifts. At least, 3 in 10 Americans (30%) say they’ll send money or gift cards, and 28% say they’ll ship gifts to loved ones they typically give gifts to in person, according to NerdWallet’s 2020 Holiday Shopping Report.Around 1 in 8 Americans plan to spend more on charitable donations, and almost 1 in 5 plan on spending less on donations in 2020 than they did in 2019, the report says.If you cannot set aside money for donations, use your online holiday purchases to give back. Many online retailers make it easy to donate as you’re checking out or buying gift cards, such as through the Paypal Giving Fund or Amazon Smile program.Heisman suggests using apps that round up your purchases and donate the difference to charity. Boomerang Giving, ChangeUp For Charity and GiveTide are some examples.You can also donate your unused airline miles or credit card rewards to charity, but be aware of the downsides. The charity may not always receive the full amount of your donation and you cannot apply this contribution toward the CARES Act tax deduction.________________________________-This column was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet. Amrita Jayakumar is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: email@example.com. Twitter: @ajbombay.RELATED LINKS:NerdWallet 2020 Holiday Shopping Report https://bit.ly/nerdwallet-shopping-reportIRS Tax-Exempt Organization Search https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/tax-exempt-organization-searchAmrita Jayakumar Of Nerdwallet, The Associated Press
The survey cites not being able to meet friends and being fatigued as reasons for finding the restrictions difficult
Sir Brian Langstaff said the ‘main task of this inquiry is to determine how and why so many being treated by the NHS suffered like this’.
British airline EasyJet is to reduce its onboard luggage allowance from Feb. 10 next year, a move which will incentivise more people to pay to select their seat or check a bag into the hold. Under the new rules, all passengers can bring a small bag for free, but only those who pay for a seat in the front of the plane or extra leg room can also bring a larger bag to go in the overhead locker. EasyJet is only flying 20% of its capacity this winter due to travel restrictions related to the pandemic, and has said it continues to review options for additional funding after posting a 1.3 billion pound annual loss.
1.U.S. stock indexes fell on Monday but still finished November with massive gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by 0.9 percent on Monday, but still gained 12 percent in November, its best month since January 1987. The S&P 500 fell by 0.5 percent to finish the month up by 11 percent. The Nasdaq finished the month up 12 percent. Futures for the Dow and the S&P 500 were up 1 percent several hours before the opening bell on Tuesday, buoyed by positive news on coronavirus vaccine development. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned the outlook for the economy remained "extraordinarily uncertain," and a full recovery "is unlikely until people are confident that it is safe to reengage in a broad range of activities." [The Wall Street Journal, CNBC] 2.Moderna announced that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was 94.1 percent effective in a large study, and that it had applied on Monday to the Food and Drug Administration for emergency-use authorization. The drugmaker said that if the vaccine is approved the first Americans could get injections as soon as Dec. 21. The encouraging news came as coronavirus cases are surging and overwhelming hospitals across the country, with public health officials warning that the situation could get even worse due to likely infections among people who traveled or attended large gatherings for Thanksgiving. Pfizer and BioNTech, which applied for U.S. emergency-use authorization for their vaccine on Nov. 20, filed an application with the European Medicines Agency on Tuesday. [The New York Times, CNBC] 3.Canada's federal government on Monday unveiled a $77 billion coronavirus spending plan that Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland described as "the largest economic relief package for our country since the Second World War." The spending will cover everything from support for devastated business sectors to investments in long-term care homes. It also will pay for distributing a COVID-19 vaccine. The number of coronavirus cases in Canada more than doubled in November, reaching more than 376,000, according to Johns Hopkins University data. "When the virus is under control and our economy is ready for new growth, we will employ an ambitious stimulus package" to be spent over three years, Freeland told Canadian lawmakers. [BBC News] 4.The price of Bitcoin rose to a record high on Monday, three years after it rocketed to its previous peak of $19,783. The cryptocurrency has soared since March, after dropping below $4,000 at the start of the coronavirus crisis. The 2017 spike was driven in part by investors in Asia who were just becoming familiar with cryptocurrencies, but it fell again as people questioned its usefulness. This time, American investors are pushing Bitcoin prices higher as they start treating it as an alternative asset, like gold. Bitcoin allows people to put part of their portfolios in a place safe from the influence of governments and traditional financial systems. [The New York Times] 5.Sales contracts for previously owned U.S. homes dropped in October for the second straight month as a supply shortage pushed prices higher. The declines came despite record low mortgage rates. Other data added to concerns about the economy. Factory data released Monday showed slowing activity in the Midwest and Texas as COVID-19 cases surged across the U.S., disrupting production and reducing new orders. The troubling economic data added to concerns about Congress' failure to reach a deal on a new round of coronavirus relief spending. "Storm clouds are gathering," said George Ratiu, senior economist at Realtor.com. "This winter could pose an unusual challenge for many people across the country, unless Congress takes significant actions." [Reuters]More stories from theweek.com Americans are choosing death over deprivation How camp explains Trump Biden's favorability rating jumped 6 points since the election, is already higher than Trump ever hit
Hamilton, who already has the 2020 title won, tested positive on Monday after experiencing "mild" symptoms.
Staff watched and labelled films and series, then fed the data to an algorithm to generate an age rating.
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DF Barnes bosses have given evidence to Holyrood’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee.