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Cinema & Co told it must close and is ordered to pay £5k – Wales Online

Swansea Council’s case against Cinema & Co is set to be reheard at Swansea Magistrates’ Court
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#SMARTHappinessFormula by #WelshDragon #MikeArmstrong

😎Happiness, Productivity and Success…

As winter sets upon us (well in the UK anyway) it can be a period of SADness (Seasonal Affective Dissorder).

If you suffer with this then it’s time to get #SMART with your Lifestyle in order to beat S.A.D become a happier version of you, and increase your productivity!

It’s time to follow the #SMARTHappinessFormula from #WelshDragon #MikeArmstrong

Sleep
Meditate
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Random Kindness
Targets

Sleep – get 7-8 hours a night
Meditation / Mindfulness- do 30 mins a day
Ability To Perform – Exercise Daily for at least 30 mins, eat a health well balanced nutritional diet and keep well hydrated (drink lots of water)
Do lots of Random and non random kindness each day to others
Set lots of small, medium and long term goals and achieve some of these daily!

Then you’ll be the happiest you that you can be!

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Wales v New Zealand Live: Kick-off time, team news and score updates – Wales Online

Wales v New Zealand Live: Kick-off time, team news and score updates – Wales Online

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Clubhouse Update / Clubhouse News

Wed, Oct 27

Hi all!

Today we have a little big feature that we are so excited to share with you…📌🔗

Introducing Pinned Links!

Pinned Links allow you to pin a link to the top of your room. If you’re the room moderator, just tap the “…” menu in the upper right, then tap “Pin a Link.” Any moderator can change or remove the link anytime. We suspect that people will use Pinned Links in all sorts of fun ways — like playing games, running polls, and sharing links to YouTube videos.

Just as importantly, we’re excited to see Pinned Links help room creators drive people to subscribe to their Substack, download their podcast, read their book, go see them at The Laugh Factory, discover their new single, buy their product, or support their Patreon or GoFundMe page.

You can learn more on our Pinned Links blog post, or just start a room and try it out! We can’t wait to see how you use it.That’s it for now. As always, thank you for being part of Clubhouse! 🙏🏽

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Budget 2021, Shops, restaurants and bars and gyms have been given a financial boost in the Budget…

Budget 2021 News:

Shops, restaurants and bars and gyms in England which have been badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic have been given a financial boost in the Budget.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a temporary 50% cut in their business rates, up to a maximum of £110,000.

In addition, he has scrapped 2022’s planned annual increase in rates for all firms for the second year in a row.

The hospitality industry welcomed the move, although it added “the devil will be in the detail”.

Business rates are charged on commercial premises based on the value of the property and the level is set by central government, rather than councils. They are devolved across the UK’s nations.

The Treasury only decides business rates in England, but the UK government also allocates funding to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland through a formula.

This could allow the devolved nations to mirror the changes in England or, alternatively, keep their current business rates and spend the money elsewhere.

Bricks and mortar firms have long complained that they are at an unfair disadvantage compared with online retailers, which do not have to pay business rates. They want to see an online sales tax being applied.

In his Budget speech, Mr Sunak said that in the 2022-23 tax year, pubs, music venues, cinemas, restaurants, hotels, theatres and gyms would be able to claim a discount on their bills of 50%, up to a maximum of £110,000. He said that was a tax cut worth almost £1.7bn.

In conjunction with the existing Small Business Rates Relief, the chancellor said the move meant more than 90% of all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses would see a discount of at least 50%.

Business rates in the retail and leisure sectors have already been reduced during the present financial year following the rates holiday during the pandemic.

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Taxes cut on sparkling wine and draught beer

The Treasury has been carrying out a wider review of business rates.

In his Budget speech, Mr Sunak confirmed they would be retained and reformed. “We on this side of the House are clear that reckless, unfunded promises to abolish a tax which raises £25bn every year are completely irresponsible.”

However, he said the system would be made “fairer and timelier with more frequent revaluations every three years”. beginning in 2023.

In addition, from 2023, all firms, not just in retail and hospitality, would be able to make improvements to their property without having to pay extra business rates for 12 months.

The reforms also include a new relief for firms that invest in green technologies, such as solar panels and heat pumps.

‘Incredibly fragile’

UK Hospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls: “We have been lobbying hard for significant reform of the outdated business rates system and therefore very much welcome the chancellor’s move today to extend the 50% business rates relief for the hospitality and leisure sector for the next financial year.

“The devil will be in the detail, though, so we look forward to learning to what extent it will benefit businesses.”

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Ms Nicholls also said announcements simplifying, and in some cases cutting, alcohol duties were “great news” for pubs, bars and restaurants and “will benefit all”.

However, she added: “Positive as these announcements are, hospitality remains incredibly fragile, facing myriad critical issues. Rising utility bills, wage bills and food and drink prices have resulted in 13% inflationary costs that businesses are having to absorb at the same time as they navigate severe supply chain issues and chronic staff shortages.

“Given this toxic cocktail, it is imperative the government go further to support businesses in our sector.”

She said the best way to do that would be to keep the current lower rate of 12.5% VAT on hospitality.

“The chancellor has been bold and radical with alcohol duty – we urge him to adopt the same approach when implementing root and branch reform of business rates, to ensure industries share the burden equally.”

Elsewhere, the director general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), Shevaun Haviland, said the chancellor had listened to the BCC’s “long-standing calls for changes to the business rates system and this will be good news for many firms”.

“It will provide much-needed relief for businesses across the country, giving many firms renewed confidence to invest and grow.”

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CBI director general Tony Danker said the chancellor had made “real strides in making the system more palatable for businesses in the shorter term. More frequent valuations, wider reliefs and improving the incentives for firms to decarbonise their premises is what firms have been calling for”.

However, he added that the “hard truth” was that “the government missed the opportunity to truly reform a business rates system that diminishes Britain’s high streets and factories”.

Julian Bird, chief executive of Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre, welcomed the move, saying it would “provide venue operators with the cushion of a lower cost base as they reopen and develop an audience post-pandemic.

“The 100% improvement relief for business rates, providing 12 months relief from higher bills for occupiers where eligible improvements to an existing property increase the rateable value, from 2023 will encourage innovation and enhancement of our theatre buildings,” he added.

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Top 10 Dating App Tips from a marketing professional & relationship expert!

Having been single during most of the pandemic, I have used a number of dating apps, and as a marketing professional and relationship expert, I’m surprised at how wrong some people get their dating app profiles, so I just thought I’d share my top 10 tips to help people get more out of these apps these the might be doing so already!

1. Make sure you have a Number of Good Profile Pictures and that they are All of You!

The number of times you see pictures of multiple people (which one are you?), pets (am I dating a dog), positive quotes (who are you), cropped pictures (what do you look like) and kids (so you have children), is ridiculous?

2. Don’t have a Picture with your Shirt Off (or over doing it on the show of Flesh)!

This is cheesy and don’t look good to most women! (And is going to get you the wrong sort of attention if you’re a woman – unless you want that sort of attention)!

3. Fill Your Profile In Fully (and make it interesting)!

Use the opportunity to showcase your best points, hobbies and interests etc. So you can find someone who has things in common with you rather than be contacted by any random person or no one as there’s no details or info to make a judgement on!

4. Read the Profiles to the end, before getting in touch!

Get an understanding of the person tour contacting before contacting them and then select some info from the profile to use as an ice breaker when you make your introduction.

5. Don’t send DP’s (D*ck Pics)!

Most women don’t want them and if they do, they prefer them down the line when they get to know you, and want to get intimate with you!

6. Don’t Match with People and then Ghost them!

Communication is key so if you match with someone then reply to them and don’t just ignore them for days even if you are busy and not on the app regular.

7. Be Exiting and Enthusiastic in your Communication and Make An Effort!

Don’t just respond to questions with one word answers and make an effort to be enthusiastic in your conversation and make yourself interesting rather than someone who is uninspired and uninterested in life with nothing going on.

8. Try not to use Images that have other People Scribbled Out In.

This just doesn’t look good and show lack of effort. Surely you have pictures of you alone or can take some selfies etc. Come on Make an Effort!

9. Remember that Dating is a Contact Sport!

Most people are looking for a date and not a pen pal so after a bit if chat move the process on to an actual date or video chat to see whether you get on and their is potential to move things along!

10. Don’t use Images from Years Ago!

If you’re using an image from 10 years ago and you can see clearly that it’s not an up to date picture then you are admitting that you aren’t confident in how you look now and can prevent some matches. You can also end up on a date with someone who’s expecting something different than what turns up and can end up wasting a lot of time with this approach.

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