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Chelsea set for budget boost as Rennes get serious about Boga

first_imgChelsea are set to benefit from Rennes’ move for Sassulo winger Jeremie Boga. The Blues recently turned a buy-back clause for Boga into a sell-on clause, which will see them earn 10 – 15 percent of any potential move. A number of clubs are keen on Boga, including Rennes, who Goal reported will have to pay €30m for the Ivory Coast international. Rennes coach Julien Stephan recently confirmed his interest in the 23-year-old.Advertisement Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksMeet The World’s Most Striking Animals Here10 Gorgeous Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People LiveBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made “I can’t speak about numbers. He is quite simply a player who is coming out of a very good spell with Sassuolo,” Stephan told Telefoot. read also:Napoli close on Boga agreement “He has very interesting characteristics in terms of his penetration, his pace, and his ability to finish off moves. We know him well at the club as he was on loan here a few seasons ago. At the time, I was in charge of the reserves, we got to know each other in certain instances, we know each other. “He is a player who is one of our potential targets, there is enormous competition with very big clubs – we will see what happens in the coming weeks and months.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more


UK to levy sugar tax on soft drinks to fight childhood obesity

first_imgFrom Aditi KhannaLondon, Mar 16 (PTI) Britain will impose a new sugar tax on soft drinks in two years time to fight childhood obesity, UK Treasury chief announced today in his annual Budget speech that also included public spending cuts of billions of pounds.”I can announce that we will introduce a new sugar levy on the soft drinks industry. We all know one of the biggest contributors to childhood obesity is sugary drinks,” UK Chancellor George Osborne said, adding, the new levy will be based on the levels of sugar in the drinks, with the most sugary drinks paying the highest tax.The move is estimated to bring the UK government an extra 520 million pounds a year, to be spent on doubling funding for sport in primary schools.”I am not prepared to look back at my time here in this Parliament, doing this job and say to my childrens generation Im sorry. We knew there was a problem with sugary drinks. We knew it caused disease. But we ducked the difficult decisions and we did nothing. So today, I can announce that we will introduce a new sugar levy on the soft drinks industry,” Osborne said in the House of Commons.Britain has one of the worst obesity rates in Europe and official data from last year showed 61.9 per cent of adults and 28 per cent of children aged between two and 15 are overweight or obese.The levy will be imposed directly on soft drinks producers, rather than on consumers, and will come in force in two years time in order to give companies time to change the ingredients of their products.advertisement”It will come into force in two years, based on the volume of sugar, two bands: those with 5g per 100ml and those with more than 8g per 100ml, pure fruit juices and milk-based drinks excluded,” he said.The two tiers of taxes mean that a few soft drinks such as Tango Orange and Lilt will be exempt, because their sugar content is below 5g per 100ml.A number of drinks, including Fanta and Sprite, will be hit by a new tax, for those with between 5g and 8g added sugar per 100ml.But the highest tax will hit popular fizzy drinks such as Pepsi, Coca-Cola and 7up.A number of Royal Colleges in the UK have called for a tax, and British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver also led a campaign for such levies to be introduced.Among some of the other Budget announcements, the UK Chancellor cut the countrys growth forecasts for the next five years and announced 3.5 billion pounds in public spending cuts by 2020.Tax on cigarettes will rise by 2 per cent, with 3 per cent on rolling tobacco but beer and cider duty will be frozen as will the levy on whisky and other spirits.The rate at which workers start paying top rate tax is to be raised from 42,385 pounds to 45,000 pounds, with corporation tax to be cut to 17 per cent by April 2020. PTI AK SUA SUAlast_img read more