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TAX: Levies on labour income rising over past three years 11 April 2014 Personal income tax has risen in 25 out of 34 OECD countries over the past three years, as countries reduce the value of tax-free allowances and tax credits and subject higher proportions of earnings to tax, according to new data in the annual Taxing Wages publication. Read more DEVELOPMENT: Aid to developing countries rebounds in 2013 to reach an all-time high 8 April 2014 Development aid rose by 6.1% in real terms in 2013 to reach the highest level ever recorded, despite continued pressure on budgets in OECD countries since the global economic crisis. Donors provided a total of USD 134.8 billion in net official development assistance (ODA), marking a rebound after two years of falling volumes.

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Decisions, Recommendations and other Instruments HAVING REGARD to Article 5a) of the Convention on the Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development of 14 December 1960; HAVING REGARD to the Decision of the Council of 30 March 1992 concerning the control of transfrontier movements of wastes destined for recovery operations C(92)39/FINAL, as amended, which establishes an operational control system for transboundary movements of wastes destined for recovery operations; HAVING REGARD to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, which entered into force on 5 May 1992, as amended on 6 November 1998 with Annexes VIII and IX listing respectively wastes characterised as hazardous pursuant to Article 1(1)(a) of the Convention and wastes not covered by Article 1(1)(a) of the Convention; NOTING that most OECD Member countries (hereafter Member countries) and the European Community have become Parties to the Basel Convention;

[Toolkit] Wug's Nexus Root Toolkit v1.8.0 [Updated 12/26/13] Unlocking, rooting, relocking and unrooting simplified! (and much more!) VERSION 2.1.4 - This program will automatically bring together all the files you need to unlock and root your device in a few clicks, or flash it back to stock and re-lock it. You can also use this program to backup/restore all your important data, flash zips, set file permissions, push and pull files, install apps, generate logcats/bugreports, and much more! David Smith's EconomicsUK.com Austerity myths revisited Posted by David Smith at 01:00 PM Category: Thoughts and responses My piece on Friday, The Myth of Abandoned Austerity, has attracted quite a lot of interest.

826 National: Once Upon a School Once Upon a School is an initiative that Dave Eggers, the TED team, and 826 National developed after Dave received the 2008 TED Prize and was given one wish to change the world. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is known worldwide for its conferences, the exemplary TED talks it shares online at www.ted.com, and the people and causes it champions through its annual TED Prize. Dave's wish was to gather stories of private citizens engaged in their local schools so that people everywhere could share the details of their efforts in schools and be inspired by the work being done by others. Stories have poured in from people around the world and the impact of their work, captured here thanks to TED and others, continues to be felt in communities near and far. Below are stories about how all kinds of people - from celebrities to retired journalists - are doing their part to improve their local schools. We hope they will inspire you to get involved with schools in your own communities.

Education “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” — Lewis Carroll Daktori’s first goal is to help doctors see a path to a more financially rewarding future in medicine. We offer a wide range of education and training aids as part of our Financial Fellowship Program. The Physician’s Money Manual About the GHS Chemicals, through the different steps from their production to their handling, transport and use, are a real danger for human health and the environment. People of any ages, from children to elderly, using many different languages and alphabets, belonging to various social conditions, including illiterates, are daily confronted to dangerous products (chemicals, pesticides, etc.) To face this danger, and given the reality of the extensive global trade in chemicals and the need to develop national programs to ensure their safe use, transport and disposal, it was recognized that an internationally-harmonized approach to classification and labelling would provide the foundation for such programs. Once countries have consistent and appropriate information on the chemicals they import or produce in their own countries, the infrastructure to control chemical exposures and protect people and the environment can be established in a comprehensive manner.

MultiROM - How to Install Multiple ROMS on Nexus 5! - Dual Boot ~ Android Rootz Check out the video below! Follow the video guide above to learn how to install multiple ROMS on the Nexus 5!Note: Your Nexus 5 needs to be rooted, follow this guide.MultiROM Manager app for the Nexus 5 allows you to easily install multiple custom ROMS on your device. The only requirement is that your Nexus 5 needs to be rooted and the application will take care of the other work to get it all up and running. Once the installation is complete you can go into TWRP > Advanced > MultiROM to go ahead and add, remove, rename, and mess with other options for the ROMS.

Virtual Economy Home page of the Virtual Economy on Biz/ed. Virtual Economy Home Page Welcome to the Biz/ed / Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) Virtual Economy. This has been produced with the generous support of a grant from the Nuffield Foundation. At the heart of the Virtual Economy are sophisticated computer models which are very similar to those the Chancellor and his advisers use to prepare the Budget and to keep the economy on track. The model is based around No.11 Downing St. - the Chancellor's house and office. In Their Own Words: An Oral History Archive The Boy Who Would Be King, by Lisa Robinson (September 2009) By the time Michael Jackson died, his unparalleled fame and dark troubles had locked him into a fragile shell. With her interviews and notes from the early chapters of the pop king’s career, Lisa Robinson resurrects the innocent, ebullient, exploring youth as he confided his struggle to move beyond his family and take control of his art. Photographs by Annie Leibovitz, from her 1989 V.F. shoot with a then 31-year-old Jackson. The Godfather Wars, by Mark Seal (March 2009)

20 Things the Rich Do Every Day So what do the rich do every day that the poor don’t do? Tom Corley, on his website RichHabitsInstitute.com, outlines a few of the differences between the habits of the rich and the poor. 1. 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble.

Pharyngula Probably not. But the New York Times reports: A review of studies has found that the health benefits of infant male circumcision vastly outweigh the risks involved in the procedure. Actually, it doesn’t. Not at all. The paper is all about the frequency of circumcision in the US; this is the only real data in the paper, and notice that a good chunk of it is speculation.

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