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Vodafone Three Hundred Million Pounds Office No Staff

In Business on August 19, 2013 at 18:59

To take advantage of tax benefits, Vodafone, had an office in Ireland with a turn over of 324 Millions Pound Sterling per annum.

Vodafone office.

Telecoms giant: Employing no staff for five years, Vodafone took advantage of Ireland’s generous corporate tax rate to record a £324million annual turnover collecting royalty payments for the use of its brand

The catch is this office had no staff between the years 2002 and 2007.

I used to wonder at the rate the Mobile companies are reducing the service charges in India.

Initially the companies were charging Rs.10 per SMS, it came down to 5, then 1 and now most of the service providers provide it Free, depending on the Plan(!)

I came to know that the charges per SMS is Paise one (charged by the BSNL) , the gateway provider in India, to these service providers.

Now even call rates have come down.

Still these mobile companies make a killing.

Now this story!

Not content with fleecing their  customers, they are fleecing the general Public who are not their customers at all, by enjoying tax benefits not meant for them.

Story:

Vodafone has made a multi-million pound settlement with HM Revenue & Customs in the wake of a dispute over the tax it had paid in Britain, it emerged last night.

The information was revealed after it was reported that the company ran an Irish subsidiary from a satellite office in Dublin for tax purposes.

Employing no staff for five years, the telecoms giant took advantage of Ireland’s generous corporate tax rate to record a £324million annual turnover collecting royalty payments for the use of its brand

The UK-based group used the Irish subsidiary, which employed no staff between 2002 and 2007, to collect royalty payments from operating companies and joint ventures around the world.

During a four-year period, it emerged these royalty payments helped Vodafone Ireland Marketing Ltd send more than £850million worth of dividends to the low-tax jurisdiction of Luxembourg from their Dublin base.

The dividends, which include a final payment of £121million due to be delivered this year, came from profits made after taking advantage of Ireland’s tax rates.

The disclosure comes as the British mobile phone group came under fire for its minimal corporation tax payments in the UK.

It also emerged that it is the largest supplier of mobile phones to the UK government, with more than 30 departments and public bodies, including the prime minister’s office, having contracts worth £14million a year with Vodafone.

The Guardian newspaper reported that the accountancy structure struck by the multinational was similar to the one used by Apple in Ireland.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2396979/Vodafones-320m-year-Irish-office-staff-Telecoms-giant-multi-million-pound-tax-deal-HMRC.html

Savita Death ‘Catholic Church Should Be Ashamed,Not The Irish’

In Christianity on November 19, 2012 at 21:01

A Catholic Priest in Ireland has stated that ‘“In the face of all the international attention the controversy has caused, I am not ashamed to be Irish at this time,” he stressed.

Speaking further  he added ‘The facts show us we have in fact one of the lowest levels of maternal mortality in the world, which means that whatever practices we have are producing the results that we should respect and respect the commitment of our doctors, nurses, midwives and others who put them into practice every day with very positive results

“When I look at the standards of maternal care that exist in this country and I would hope that we will be able to maintain that”.

“Most doctors would go through their entire career without ever losing a patient coming to them in childbirth. In developing countries the sad thing is that this does occur and even in some developed countries.”

Asked by the paper about the silence of church figures, including himself, since news of the Savita tragedy emerged, he said they did not know what had happened in the case.

He said: “I don’t know the details of what happened.
It is not the Irish per se but the rigid and the antediluvian ,quixotic  Religious practice while keeping mum on the Pedophiles  called the priests!

Time that the Catholic Church is reformed.

Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin_jpg.

Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin

‘The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin has sympathised with the family of Savita Halappanavar and described her death as a ‘terrible disaster’.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin spoke for the first time after Savita died after doctors at a Galway hospital refused to terminate her pregnancy and save her life.

The leading cleric told mass goers: “Here’s a family that six weeks ago was going into what should have been one of the happiest moments of their life – the birth of a new child.

“Now the whole thing has collapsed into a terrible disaster . You just don’t know how the father is standing up to such a terrible disaster.”

The Irish Times has reported that the Archbishop told parishoners that he was however taken aback by some of the reaction to the news of Savita’s death.

Speaking after tens of thousands attended vigils in Savita’s honor over the weekend, he refuted claims that Ireland is not a ‘safe place’ to be pregnant.

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Archbishop-of-Dublin-describes-Savita-death-as-a-terrible-disaster-179933221.html#axzz2CgHOIxpe

A New York vigil for Savita Halappanavar, the young Indian dentist who died in a Galway hospital after being refused an abortion of her non viable fetus will be held at Barnard College in Manhattan on Monday night from 5:00 to 6:00 organizers have announced.

 http://www.irishcentral.com/news/New-York-protest-planned-over-pregnant-Indian-womans-death-in-Irish-hospital–179793331.html#ixzz2CgPVG3Mj

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UFO Videos September 2012, Includes India

In Astrophysics, videos on October 21, 2012 at 19:29

The Videos uploaded in Soundcry has interesting footage of UFO in September 2102.

This includes Videos of UFO dropping ‘spheres’ in India, Sydney, with shafts of Light in Arctic.Dispersing out of the Moon,Phoenix ,Arizona, Darra , Syria‘Georgia US  and Dublin, Ireland.

 

Best UFO Sightings Of September 2012, AFO – SoundCry

 

 

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Girl carries Father’s Child, says she is in Love!

In Behavior, lifestyle on May 29, 2012 at 00:14

Excellent!

Last year Penny Lawrence (28) tracked down her long-lost father Garry Ryan (46). Lawrence is now pregnant with his child and claims to be in love with her father.

Garry Ryan was born in Dublin but moved to the US with his family when he was two. Lawrence’s mother met him, fell pregnant but Ryan left before the child was born. Her mother returned to Ireland.

When Lawrence was four and living back in Ireland her mother died and her maternal grandparents raised her. They died when she was 18-years-old.

Lawrence then became fixated on finding her only remaining relative, her father. Last year she found him in Houston, Texas.

After several daily phone calls she flew to America to surprise him.

Ryan said that the pair felt an instant physical attraction and they soon began a relationship. Lawrence is now pregnant with his child.

Their situation they say can be accounted for by Genetic Sexual Attraction, a term which has been used since the 1980s to describe feelings of attraction between blood relatives who meet first as adults. There is a theory that humans are attracted to faces similar to their own. Also not meeting until both are adults means that normal sexual taboo between relatives has not had time to develop.

Speaking to the Irish Sun Newspaper Lawrence said “We are not committing incest, but are victims of GSA. We’ve never experienced a father-daughter relationship, so we’re just like any other strangers who meet in adulthood.”

Lawrence revealed that her three month scan showed no defects. The couple now plan to proceed with the pregnancy and set up a home together.

They say they do realize that their relationship is illegal and are now afraid that they will be ordered apart by the courts.

He said “It’s no different than if I met Penny in a bar. I’d have fallen for her as I have now. It doesn’t feel like we are doing anything wrong.

  http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Irish-woman-carrying-her-fathers-child-claims-theyre-in-love-118566849.html#ixzz1wBuxpNP4

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