The Daily Populous

Sunday September 2nd, 2018 evening edition

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Tax avoiders are to be blocked from receiving knighthoods and other honours as authorities clamp down on rewarding “poor” financial behaviour.

The newspaper said medium risk includes those whose tax affairs would be “likely to cause adverse comment”, such as “participating in one or more avoidance schemes”.

Red warnings are assigned to those on the HMRC’s Managing Serious Defaulters Programme, along with those involved in “offshore evasion”, the report claimed.

The two schools are part of a British Council funded teacher exchange scheme called 'Connected Classrooms'.

Individuals can be nominated despite the “use of personal service companies” or if their affairs amount to “acceptable tax planning”, it is reported.

A government spokeswoman said: “Honours are given to reward outstanding service in a given field or area and each nomination is rigorously assessed.

But David Cameron, prime minister at the time, rejected the proposal, saying Barlow has “done a huge amount for the country”. »

Police say 'Free Candy' van not a threat to public

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Police, while releasing few details, said investigators have spoken with all parties involved and determined the vehicle’s registered owner is not responsible for the graffiti on the van and is not a threat to the public.

Photos of the van had circulated on social media, with several people voicing concerns on Facebook posts.

“At this time, there is no concern for public safety and the investigations are closed,” police said in a release. »

After Patent Office Rejection, It is Time For Google To Abandon Its Attempt to Patent Use of Public Domain Algorithm

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Now, Google is trying to patent the use of a known data compression algorithm - called asymmetric numeral systems (ANS) – for video compression.

The system seems designed to encourage tech giants to flood the Patent Office with applications for every little thing they do.

Google’s application stands out, however, because the real inventor of ANS did everything he could to dedicate his work to the public domain. »