The Daily Populous

Monday September 28th, 2020 day edition

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While focusing on the US wildfires and the loss of ice chunk in Greenland, Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said that the world is already witnessing "a version of environmental Armageddon."

It was supposed to be the year "we took back our planet," but the Coronavirus pandemic has diverted the attention from the real threat the world is facing.

As the novel Coronavirus continues to dominate the entire world, there is one small place that doesn't have a single case of COVID-19—the Pacific island nation Palau, in Oceania.

But as per President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., the country is under continuous risk of being submerged, due to the sea-level rise.

Africa, which has been under massive health risks over the years, also asked for urgent help in terms of climate change.

Scientists estimate that in the south of the Sahara region the temperature will increase 1.5 times higher than the world average.

Apart from the world leaders Sir David Attenborough, who is a well-known naturalist has recently explained how the world is going towards mass destruction. »

Trump’s Taxes Show Chronic Losses and Years of Income Tax Avoidance

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With the term “personal taxes,” however, Mr. Garten appears to be conflating income taxes with other federal taxes Mr. Trump has paid — Social Security, Medicare and taxes for his household employees.

The contents of thousands of personal and business tax records fill in financial details that have been withheld for years.

But the tax code offers a workaround: With some restrictions, business owners can carry forward leftover losses to reduce taxes in future years. »

Ex-Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized; was armed and threatening himself in Fort Lauderdale home

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When officers arrived on the scene, they made contact with the woman, the man’s wife, who had called 911.

She told police that her husband was armed, had access to multiple firearms inside the house and was threatening to kill himself.

Parscale was demoted from the campaign manager’s post in July but remained part of the campaign, helping run its digital operation. »

NY Times: Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017

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Roughly half of Americans pay no income taxes, primarily because of how low their incomes are.

But IRS figures indicate that the average tax filer paid roughly $12,200 in 2017, about 16 times more than what the president paid.

The president in 2017 paid $145,400 in taxes in India and $156,824 in the Philippines, compared to just $750 in U.S. income taxes. »

Why J.R.R. Tolkien was denied the Nobel Prize in 1961

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It was Ivo Andric, Yugoslav writer, who won for the "epic force with which he has traced themes and depicted human destinies.".

Andreas Ekstrom, a journalist who studied the documents last week, reported his findings in Swedish newspaper Sydsvenska Dagbladet.

They feature an original list of about 50 writers put forward for the award by academics, exerts and previous winners complete with commentary from the prize jury. »