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Some singers like to channel Julie Andrews and use the standard Do-Re-Mi scale to warm up their vocal chords. Tinashe, apparently prefers a different technique. While being interviewed on the VMA white carpet, the singer admitted she’s partial to a Britney Spears vocal.

“Usually, for me, it comes with singing a little bit of Britney Spears. That’s usually my go-to warm-up.”

Tinashe most likely jokingly said this because Spears’ highly-anticipated VMA comeback performance was something she was looking forward to seeing during the show. However, she did give us a rather impressive Britney impersonation.

Tinashe impersonate Britney!! #BritneyVMAs https://t.co/8iYYpe4hhc

— Britney Indonesia (@BritneySpearsID) August 29, 2016

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Britney Spears is not necessarily known for giving us the greatest vocals, but she definitely does have an instantly recognizable voice. Tinashe actually captures it well and it’s always great to see the influence Spears has had on other performers. I’m sure she’s quite flattered by the 23-year-old’s impression.

Unfortunately, Tinashe did not take her talents to the VMA stage. However, she has recently been linked to DJ Calvin Harris, who took home 2 coveted Moonmen.

Maybe Harris, Tinashe, and Spears and could all collaborate together. The DJ constantly churns out hits and Britney Spears and Calvin Harris actually seems like a perfect match.

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BRUSSELS — Europe’s antitrust enforcer ordered Ireland on Tuesday to claw back up to €13 billion from Apple for granting the American technology giant illegal tax breaks, a move that will ramp up trans-Atlantic tensions over how much global companies should pay in countries where they do business.

The decision by Margrethe Vestager, the European Union commissioner for competition, is the culmination of a two-year investigation into whether Ireland gave preferential treatment to Apple, part of a broader crackdown on corporate tax avoidance. The clawback from Apple, which covers ten years of back taxes, is one of the largest of its kind since the European Commission, the executive arm of the 28-member union, started going after member states that favored selected companies.

The ruling adds to a strained relationship between the United States and the European Union over who has the right to regulate tax payments by some of the world’s largest companies.

The European Commission has aggressively sought to stamp out sweetheart tax deals that countries strike with multinational companies. Along with Apple, the campaign has also ensnared Starbucks in the Netherlands, Amazon in Luxembourg and Anheuser-Busch InBev in Belgium.

But American officials have warned that the commission is overstepping its power given that taxes are typically left to national governments to oversee. They also emphasized that such cases undermine continuing efforts to overhaul global policies and create measures to curtail tax avoidance.

Since early this year, Ms. Vestager; Jacob J. Lew, the United States Treasury secretary; and their teams have met regularly to discuss Europe’s state-aid tax investigations. Mr. Lew visited Brussels in July to put forward the American perspective.

Last week, the Treasury Department released a report criticizing any efforts to claw back taxes from American companies. The document repeatedly claimed that not only did the European Commission not have the right to undertake the tax clawbacks, but that they could harm America’s efforts — and its taxpayers — to collect taxes from American companies with vast international operations.

“That outcome is deeply troubling as it would effectively constitute a transfer of revenue to the E.U. from the U.S. government and its taxpayers,” said Robert B. Stack, a senior Treasury official, in the report.

The European Commission denies these claims, saying that it is relying on a 20-year history of using state aid rules related to corporate tax issues. The Brussels-based agency also says that it has the right to act when certain companies are provided with an unfair advantage — either through tax breaks or other incentives — and that Apple’s operations are based in Ireland, and therefore fall under its jurisdiction.

“Our aim is very simple,” Ms. Vestager said in an interview this year. “Profits should be taxed where profits are made.”

The inquiry into Ireland’s treatment of Apple was spurred in 2013 when a United States Senate committee said that Apple had negotiated a special corporate tax rate of 2 percent or less in recent years in Ireland. The European Commission opened a formal investigation into the matter in June 2014.

Ireland has broadly faced scrutiny for its tax strategies to attract large multinationals.

Its corporate tax rate, at 12.5 percent, is one of the lowest in the developed world. And other incentives and breaks allow companies to cut their bill even further. While it is phasing out some of the more contentious loopholes, Ireland just introduced a new break for revenues on intellectual property, a potentially huge benefit to large technology companies with troves of patents.

Ireland has defended its approach to taxes, saying it did not give preferential treatment to Apple or other companies. The country’s Finance Ministry, in a statement, said that the commmission’s decision would undermine continuing global tax overhaul and create uncertainty for business in Europe.

The finance minister, Michael Noonan, said he would move to appeal the decision, adding it was “necessary to defend the integrity of our tax system.”

“It is important that we send a strong message that Ireland remains an attractive and stable location of choice for substantive investment,” he said.

Ireland can sue at the Court of Justice of the European Union, an appeal that Apple could support by bringing a separate case seeking to overturn the decision. The appeals process could take years.

But Ms. Vestager indicated in a statement that the evidence her investigators had accumulated was strong enough to withstand a legal challenge.

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The Gunners are willing to allow the 24-year-old out on loan as he goes in search of first team football.

If fit and at his best, the England international would be an asset to almost any team.

So which Premier League side are most likely to snap him up? And what are the odds of your club capturing him before the transfer window closes tomorrow?

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Source: UN Development Programme, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Colombia

Mapa geográficos con división veredal de los municipios pertenecientes a las Zonas Veredales Transitorias de Normalización (ZVTN). Para impresión A3.

El Ministerio de Defensa Nacional se permite comunicar que dentro de los acuerdos anunciados el día de ayer en La Habana (Cuba) se incluye el establecimiento de 23 zonas veredales transitorias de normalización (ZVTN) cuyo objeto es garantizar precisamente que cesen el fuego y las hostilidades de manera definitiva y que las FARC dejen las armas en manos de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas – ONU.

Estas zonas son veredas o fracciones de veredas. La vereda es la más pequeña subdivisión en la estructura administrativa territorial colombiana. Tales fracciones veredales están localizadas en la jurisdicción de los siguientes 22 municipios en 12 departamentos. También se ha acordado que en sitios especiales habrá 8 campamentos. (Comunicado de prensa – Ministerio de Defensa Naciona. Junio 24 de 2016)

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Source: UN Development Programme, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Colombia

Mapa geográficos con división veredal de los municipios pertenecientes a las Zonas Veredales Transitorias de Normalización (ZVTN). Para impresión A3.

El Ministerio de Defensa Nacional se permite comunicar que dentro de los acuerdos anunciados el día de ayer en La Habana (Cuba) se incluye el establecimiento de 23 zonas veredales transitorias de normalización (ZVTN) cuyo objeto es garantizar precisamente que cesen el fuego y las hostilidades de manera definitiva y que las FARC dejen las armas en manos de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas – ONU.

Estas zonas son veredas o fracciones de veredas. La vereda es la más pequeña subdivisión en la estructura administrativa territorial colombiana. Tales fracciones veredales están localizadas en la jurisdicción de los siguientes 22 municipios en 12 departamentos. También se ha acordado que en sitios especiales habrá 8 campamentos. (Comunicado de prensa – Ministerio de Defensa Naciona. Junio 24 de 2016)

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Source: UN Development Programme, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: ColombiaView the original article here
Source: UN Development Programme, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: ColombiaView the original article here
Source: UN Development Programme, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: ColombiaView the original article here
Source: UN Development Programme, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: ColombiaView the original article here
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