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According to the Official Charts Company , the 24-year-old Swedish producer and DJ’s track broke through the million copies sales barrier this morning (October 6). The track is the 140th single to reach this milestone in British chart history, and the third to do so this year after Daft Punk ‘s ‘Get Lucky’ and Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’. ‘Wake Me Up’ debuted in at Number One in the Official UK Singles Chart back in in July, and it became the fastest selling single of 2013 after shifting 267,000 copies in its first week on sale. The song then spent three consecutive weeks at the top. “Having the fastest selling record of 2013 is obviously a huge deal to me,” Avicii told BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart Show host Jameela Jamil at the time. “I never thought being on the Official Chart was an option for my music. Dance music has its own things; we have our own charts and lists, so just having a Number One is insane!” In related news, Snow Patrol s ‘Chasing Cars’ has also broken through the million sales mark. The track, which was originally released in 2006, has re-entered the Official Singles Chart on an almost annual basis, climbing back into the Top 75 in six out of the last seven years. Elton John s double A-side ‘Something About The Way You Look Tonight / Candle In The Wind ’97’ remains the UKs biggest selling single of all-time. It has sold nearly 5 million copies since its release sixteen years ago. You can see the full list of the UKs 140 Official Million Selling Singles here .
Google UK said in its latest accounts that it earned pre-tax profits of 37m on a turnover of 506m. The thing is, Google didnt pay 11.6 million in tax on that 37 million profit. Its paid 30.8 million in tax on that profit of 37 million for a tax rate of 83.8%. The actual accounts I have here. And as you can see the numbers The Guardian are using are simply wrong. The reason why theyre wrong is also simple enough to explain. Google was expensing certain of the stock awards that theyve made to staff. HMRC has, possibly correctly, insisted that these are not in fact tax-deductible expenses. They might well be correct under IFRS but theyre not under the tax rules: therefore previous tax deductions taken have to be reversed and the tax paid. Which is how Google UK Ltd is in fact paying an 83.8% tax rate in a country where the headline tax rate is 24% (for the year under discussion). Even if you ignore that the rate is still over 31%. What appears to have happened is that The Guardian filed its report about the tax bill they day before Google actually filed the accounts with Companies House. It took a couple of days for them to go up on the CH website, which is how we find out that the Guardians mole who told them about the numbers in the accounts was, umm, somewhat less than accurate.
SACKS (UA-A): Kentucky-Jason Hatcher 1-0; Blake McClain 1-0; Alvin Dupree 1-0. South Carolina-Darius English 0-1; S. Golightly 0-1; Kelcy Quarles 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): Kentucky-A. Williamson 6-3; Nate Willis 5-4; Blake McClain 4-0; Khal. Henderson 3-1; Ashely Lowery 2-2; Eric Dixon 2-2; Jason Hatcher 3-0; Tris. Johnson 3-0; Alvin Dupree 3-0; Za’Darius Smith 2-1; Cody Quinn 1-2; Mister Cobble 1-2; Josh Forrest 1-2; Dyshawn Mobley 2-0; Donte Rumph 2-0; Daron Blaylock 1-1; Malc. McDuffen 1-0; Fred Tiller 1-0; Eric Simmons 1-0; Tra. Paschal 1-0. South Carolina-T.J. Holloman 5-1; J.T. Surratt 5-1; Kelcy Quarles 4-2; S. Golightly 4-1; M. Roberts 3-2; Chaz Elder 4-0; Kadetrix Marcus 3-1; Brison Williams 3-0; Jimmy Legree 3-0; Darius English 2-1; Kaiwan Lewis 2-1; Jordan Diggs 2-0; Skai Moore 2-0; Mason Harris 1-1; Victor Hampton 1-0; Chaz Sutton 1-0; Gerald Dixon Jr 1-0; Ahmad Christian 0-1.
Google UK Ltd’s Tax Rate Was Actually 83.8% Of Profits So What Were The Guardian Talking About?
A large part of the problem for hedgehogs is over-development, with our cities becoming denser, more compact, providing less space for animals to move in. “Hedgehogs are under pressure from humans: it is the pressure of development that’s leading to their decline.” Decline across the board The State of Nature report indicates that the UK has lost in the region of 44 million breeding birds since the late 1960s, including millions of the skylarks that herald the spring dawn. Among butterflies alone, 72 percent of species have declined over the last 10 years, and the total number of larger British moths fell by 28 percent between 1968 and 2007. Some native species, such as the stumbling bumblebee are now critically endangered by pollution, the loss of insect-friendly plants in gardens and climate change. Seven out of eight species of the distinctive British ladybird have been declining rapidly since 2001 as the invasive Asian harlequin species has colonised the country. Wildlife in Scotland is considered particularly at risk, with five out of 12 seabird species in serious decline and growing fears that wildcats could become extinct within a few years. Since 1996, harbour seals in Scottish waters have declined by 31 percent. And it is not just animals that are at risk, with serious threats to some of the established features of British plant life. The mighty oak, the “King of Trees” and a potent symbol of England with a special place in the country’s psyche, is just one established feature of the landscape threatened by invaders. The oak processionary moth whose caterpillars strip whole trees bare of leaves has taken hold in London since 2006 after oaks were imported from continental Europe. An invasive fungus that arrived from the continent is also causing the “dieback” of ash trees – crucial components of native woodlands – and in 2012, larvae of the Asian longhorn beetle, which kill oaks and willows, were found in Kent, resulting in 2,000 trees being burned. The Woodland Trust fears pests and diseases could now threaten most of the country’s 115,000 veteran and notable trees – the natural equivalent of listed buildings. Austin Brady, head of conservation at the Woodland Trust, said: “Losing some trees to diseases and pests is all part of life and death in the forest, but to lose our precious ancient trees would be terrible.” Multiple causes The threats to UK wildlife are multiple and varied, but modern lifestyles are taking a heavy toll. A significant cause of the threat to wildlife comes from loss of natural habitats due to ever-expanding urban sprawl.
UK weather: Britain set for red hot October with temperatures higher than Bondi Beach
Just as the leaves have begun to fall underfoot the nation is set to be hotter than BONDI BEACH today tomorrow amid 22C (72F) highs – and more Indian Summer warm spells are forecast for the rest of the month. The Met Office said today reached 21C, with tomorrow seeing sunny spells and temperatures much, much warmer than average reaching up to 22C in the South-East, 20C in the North and 19C in Scotland. The average UK October highs are 14C in the South, 13C in the North and 11C in Scotland. While Britain bakes in the unseasonal warmth, Bondi Beach in Sydney was forecast a damp and miserable 18C in comparison. Emma Corrigan from the Met Office said: We are not calling it an Indian Summer, but temperatures are warmer than average across southern parts of the UK with plenty of sunshine. In the northwest, Scotland and Northern Ireland it is cooler and there will be outbreaks of rain. Some parts of London could see temperatures reaching 21 degrees, with the warmest weather expected in the London, Essex and Sussex areas. Maximum temperatures are likely to be 19 degrees, but in parts of London and the south east they could reach into the 20s. She added that towards the end of the week the weather is predicted to return to the average for this time of the year. There will be outbreaks of rain across the country in the northwest that will gradually move towards the south, but Tuesday will be predominantly dry. There will be a marked change from the beginning of the week to the end and people will feel that as the week progresses. The weather has been so good recently many holidaymakers have delayed their main holiday until later this autumn. Almost a fifth of holidaymakers said they were going away this month for the first time, according to a survey. Of those who took breaks in Britain this summer, around 30 per cent visited south west England, while other popular spots included Scotland, the Lake District and the Isle of Wight. Overall, around 60 per cent chose a UK holiday this summer, with many deciding to vacation at home due to the good weather, the poll by foreign exchange company Travelex revealed. Elvin Eldic of Travelex said: For once we cant complain about the British weather this summer – and it looks like many of us wanted to be here to experience the sunshine. Weve seen strong sales of currency in September – a sign that holidaymakers are heading abroad in the coming autumn months as families take their main break later or those without kids seek out value holidays outside peak periods. And it only gets better as the The Met Office also predicted 20C on Tuesday. Although temperatures will ease slightly to 16C in the South and 13C in the North from Wednesday, with foggy mornings and the North-Wests scattered showers moving south on Thursday.