Archive for July 19th, 2016

Three arrested after hanging anti-Trump banner near RNC

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016:

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Three women were arrested on Tuesday after climbing a flagpole near the site of this week’s U.S. Republican National Convention and hanging a banner protesting the party’s presidential candidate, Donald Trump. “Don’t Trump our communities,” read the banner hung near Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Using a ladder truck, fire officials brought down the protesters and the banner, which also had an anti-fracking message. “They actually climbed the flagpole and hung a banner and our officers responded and made the arrests,” Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams told reporters. “They were arrested for criminal […] Read More →

Hyperloop One Sues 4 Who Accused the Start-Up of Harassment

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016:

SAN FRANCISCO — After a lawsuit was filed against the high-speed train start-up Hyperloop One, accusing some of its top figures of harassment and mismanagement, the company is fighting back. Hyperloop One sued the plaintiffs in the original case on Tuesday, accusing the four men — one of whom is a company co-founder — of trying to start a competing venture and to poach employees to do so. The lawsuit, filed in California Superior Court in Los Angeles, further muddies the water surrounding Hyperloop One, which was built on an idea of the billionaire Elon Musk that the time for […] Read More →

Grasp Brexit opportunity to overhaul tax system, says Adam Smith Institute

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016:

He said: “There is a false belief that this is paid by companies, but it is not. It is paid by the employees of companies, by their customers, and by their shareholders.” Mr Pirie argued that the tax could be reduced in stages,  to 12.5pc,  then 6.25pc, and then zero. His comments came as Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, refused to confirm whether he would follow through on his predecessor’s pledge to cut corporation tax below 15pc. Mr Hammond said ministers “will not just be looking at headline rates, we will be looking at what the marginal effective […] Read More →

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