More than 500,000 low- and middle-income Nova Scotians are receiving tax relief because of tax changes that came into effect Jan. 1. Those changes mean about 63,000 more Nova Scotians will not pay any provincial income tax in 2018. The savings amount to as much as $264 per year. “This is more money staying in the pockets of low- and middle-income Nova Scotians,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Nova Scotians who need it the most are getting more support because of our province’s strong finances.” The relief comes through an increase in the tax-free basic personal amount. Low-income earners see the most benefit, with the amount increasing 35 per cent to $11,481 from $8,481 for 2018. The increase declines as income rises, until it is phased out for people with a taxable income of at least $75,000. “Getting our province’s finances in order means we can provide tax relief while also investing in more services and programs,” said Finance and Treasury Board Minister Karen Casey. “This is one of the largest tax breaks in our province’s recent history.” Nova Scotians will save $85 million annually because of this measure.
UNRWA has been providing vital healthcare to civilians displaced from Yarmouk camp, where the lives of Palestinian refugees continue to be threatened by the conflict in the region. A situation update issued by the agency said its medical personnel established a health point in Yalda yesterday, treating 330 patients.As high summer temperatures and regular interruptions in water and food supplies continue to affect Yarmouk, Yalda, and other areas such as Babila and Beit Saham, communicable illness reportedly remains a source of profound vulnerability for civilians. According to UNRWA, health services are extremely limited and lack the capacity to respond to major outbreaks and other serious health needs. For this reason, it warned that its medical assistance is vital and must continue on an indefinite basis.It added that its latest humanitarian operations were conducted with the facilitation of the Syrian authorities.Meanwhile, UNRWA is continuing to appeal for donors to increase their support. Only 31 per cent of funds needed for this year’s Syria Crisis Appeal have been received, while more than 95 per cent of Palestinian refugees rely on the UN for food, water and healthcare.
Website for handball in EX-Yugoslavia region, Balkan-Handball.com, bring really interesting opinion of player legend of THW Kiel, Magdeburg, Irun Bidasoa, F.C Barcelona and Yugoslav national team, now at the position of Director in HC Crvena zvezda, Nenad Perunicic (39). It is a question about an idea of all EX-Yu (Hungary and Austria also) federation to make strong regional competition called “S League” with general sponsor “Erste Bank”. As Serbian newspaper earlier wrote, Perunicic was against that kind of competition, but he know denided everything and talked about interest of Serbian teams.– I didn’t told that I am against that Crvena zvezda participate in “S League”, what Partizan and Metaloplastika wanted to accept fast. I am just looking about our reality. If you look at teams from former Yugoslavia, only Crvena zvezda never relegated from Elite divison. That is the biggest possible tradition for one team. With this budgets, we can’t play in Regional League. If we have to lose against THW Kiel with 15 goals in Europe, don’t let to lose against Bosna Sarajevo with seven. Do you understand me? This is a question about club tradition, which is with Zagreb, most important in Ex-Yu area. In that time, Celje was second Yugoslav division, Vardar and Metalurg Skopje didn’t exist, but Pelister Bitola. Now, they have a two million EUR budget. I don’t want to let that someone us humiliate in Belgrade, to let us break at the ground. I am just thinking about that aspect of this story. Second thing, handball is contact sport and we know very good what happened in 2005 on the match between Zagreb and Partizan (CWC). It is much more charge than in basketball. We have to make long period strategy about Regional competition and our obligation is to protect Serbian teams. I don’t want that someone make a joke from us. HC Crvena zvezdaNenad PerunicicS handball league ← Previous Story Denmark is host Euro 2014! Next Story → EHF CL 2010/11: RNL, Szeged and Kiel took the points