Boris Johnson created a furore last week by announcing that he was considering getting rid of the so-called sugar tax. Was he right to question the levy, or does it serve a purpose? Introduced in April 2018, manufacturers now have to pay more tax if their drinks contain a high amount of sugar. The producers can still make high sugar drinks and pass the extra cost onto the customers, but over 50 per cent of them seem to have responded by reformulating and cutting back the sugar content of their products. Now, we know that well-intentioned policies such as the sugar tax can have unforeseen consequences. For instance, an important paper in the American Economic Review in 2006 by Jerome Adda and Francesca Cornaglia, then at UCL, examined the impact of the different tax rates on cigarettes imposed across various American states. They found that the higher the tax, the fewer cigarettes were bought. But smokers compensated by both switching to brands with higher tar content … [Read more...] about In the case of sugar, the nanny state really does know best
PUBLISHED: 18:00 22 March 2019 | UPDATED: 18:28 22 March 2019 Steve Russell Its 1949 and Margaret Thick has qualified as a state registered nurse Picture: FAMILY COLLECTION Archant Margaret Thick was a Woodbridge district nurse and also worked at Ipswich Hospital. Her funeral is on April 1 A 1929 photograph of Margaret Thick as a toddler with brother Lawrie (father of Sylvia and her sister Angela), her mother Helen and father Thomas Picture: FAMILY COLLECTIONIt’s straight out of Call the Midwife. Margaret Thick is delivering her first child after starting work in Suffolk. The county in 1953 has its fair share of poverty, and she finds herself on the top floor of a double-decker bus. It’s home to travellers, sleeping on blankets. “You don’t forget that!” says niece Sylvia Hook. Auntie Margaret was a major influence on Sylvia and her family – virtually a one-woman recruiting officer. “When we used to go to … [Read more...] about Did Suffolk midwife Margaret Thick deliver your baby?
Josh Rogin, The Washington Post Published 7:27 pm PST, Saturday, February 16, 2019 NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: Michelle Wie (2nd R), 2014 U.S. Women's Open Golf Champion, with hosts Heather Nauert, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Maria Molina, play golf at "FOX And Friends" at FOX Studios on June 24, 2014 in New York City. less NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: Michelle Wie (2nd R), 2014 U.S. Women's Open Golf Champion, with hosts Heather Nauert, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Maria Molina, play golf at "FOX And Friends" at FOX Studios on June 24, ... more Photo: Rob Kim, Getty Images Photo: Rob Kim, Getty Images Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: Michelle Wie (2nd R), 2014 U.S. Women's Open Golf Champion, with hosts Heather Nauert, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Maria Molina, … [Read more...] about Heather Nauert nomination sunk by nanny issues
After overcoming other heavyweights, Premier Village Danang Resort, invested by Sun Group, achieved the second place in the world’s top 25 hotels for families in 2019 in the Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019 from TripAdvisor, based on reviews and opinions from travellers about the best quality hotels and resorts around the world. Premier Village Danang Resort maintained its international prestige on TripAdvisor Premier Village Danang Resort managed by AccorHotels only followed Maxx Royal Kemer Resort in Turkey’s Kemer and overcame numerous competitors from countries which are famous for tourism, such as Italy, the US, and Brazil, among others. In the framework of the Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019 by TripAdvisor, Sun Group’s beautiful resort ranked first among Asia’s top 25 hotels for families in 2018. Families can enjoy a bicycle ride together at the resort Located in Vo Nguyen Giap Street – the most beautiful road in … [Read more...] about Premier Village Danang Resort keeps second position in TripAdvisor
Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service Published 4:03 AM EST Dec 19, 2018 There’s no one right way to reboot a beloved property. For “Mary Poppins Returns,” director Rob Marshall and writers David Magee and John DeLuca have taken the “ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to creating a sequel to 1964 mega-hit “Mary Poppins.” Magical nanny Mary does indeed return, this time in the form of Emily Blunt, but despite its best efforts, the film around her doesn’t quite achieve liftoff. The character of Mary Poppins is positively staunch about magic, fun and imagination, and her former charges Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane Banks (Emily Mortimer) have lost their sense of play. Michael’s a widower with three young children, Jane a labor organizer. The grieving Michael is on the verge of losing the family home to the bank because if there’s one thing a Disney reboot needs, it’s Seriously Heavy-Duty Issues like home … [Read more...] about ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ is far from practically perfect