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City clamps down on illegal street traders, gamblers and pickpockets

first_img The increase in the freezing and seizing of criminals’ assets by the City of London Police is part of a broader effort by government agencies to deprive fraudsters of more of their ill-gotten gains Also Read: City Corporation clamps down on illegal street traders, gamblers and pickpockets The operation builds on a pilot that has been running across Tower Bridge, Southwark Bridge, Millennium Bridge, London Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge. Friday 18 December 2020 12:39 pm Harriet Habergham Show Comments ▼ The operation will receive a £268k boost from City Corporation central funds. It will be carried out in collaboration with the City of London Police and borough councils. City Corporation clamps down on illegal street traders, gamblers and pickpockets Share The increase in the freezing and seizing of criminals’ assets by the City of London Police is part of a broader effort by government agencies to deprive fraudsters of more of their ill-gotten gains Also Read: City Corporation clamps down on illegal street traders, gamblers and pickpockets Licensing officers also disrupted 325 illegal gambling operations and 235 pickpockets. center_img He added: “These unlawful traders were co-ordinated, opportunistic and swiftly adapt to patterns of enforcement.” Keith Bottomley, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Environmental Services Committee, said: “This vital enforcement is disrupting criminals and protecting Londoners from unhygienic illegal food vendors which are a serious threat to public health.” In the past 12 months, 943 personal thefts were reported in the Square Mile alone, according to data from the City of London Police. In this period, licensing officers seized 24 carts – from illegal peanut, hotdog and ice cream vendors – and issued 365 warnings, resulting in 18 prosecutions. The City of London Corporation will crack down further on illegal street traders, gamblers and pickpockets operating on five London bridges. whatsapp The increase in the freezing and seizing of criminals’ assets by the City of London Police is part of a broader effort by government agencies to deprive fraudsters of more of their ill-gotten gains whatsapp Tags: City of London Corporationlast_img read more

Gove slams EU for putting ‘vaccine procurement’ before NI peace

first_imgMonday 8 February 2021 4:24 pm The Brexit withdrawal agreement sees Northern Ireland remain in the EU’s single market and follow its customs union’s rules, unlike the rest of the UK. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItUndoMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comUndoBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoQuizscape8 Out Of 10 Men Fails This Car Engine Quiz. 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Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has accused the EU of putting peace in Northern Ireland at risk to try and “salvage” its slow Covid vaccine rollout. Michael Gove slams EU for putting ‘vaccine procurement’ ahead of Northern Ireland peace “It is not there in order to make sure the EU’s own vaccine procurement programme can be salvaged in whatever way by taking this sort of action.” He added: “One thing the Commission probably owes its member states is a fuller explanation about why it acted in the way it did. Whatever its reasons, the consequences were undoubtedly damaging for he smooth operation of the protocol and they had…an adverse impact on trust in Northern Ireland.”center_img Gove told MPs today Brussels “owes its member states is a fuller explanation about why it acted in the way it did” and that the EU’s quickly rescinded call to jeopardise the Belfast peace agreement had dented trust in Northern Ireland. Customs officers in Northern Ireland have already faced death threats, forcing a temporary stop to checks last week. whatsapp Michael Gove told Westminster’s European Scrutiny Committee that the European Commission had rode “roughshod” over member states by acting unilaterally in triggering Article 16. (Getty Images) Also Read: Michael Gove slams EU for putting ‘vaccine procurement’ ahead of Northern Ireland peace Michael Gove told Westminster’s European Scrutiny Committee that the European Commission had rode “roughshod” over member states by acting unilaterally in triggering Article 16. (Getty Images) This means there are checks on some goods goods going between Great Britain and Northern Ireland and a so-called border in the Irish sea ,wit exporters forced to fill in customs declaration forms. Gove called for “political solutions” to ensure the smooth transport of chilled meats, mail and medicines between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Michael Gove told Westminster’s European Scrutiny Committee that the European Commission had rode “roughshod” over member states by acting unilaterally in triggering Article 16. (Getty Images) Also Read: Michael Gove slams EU for putting ‘vaccine procurement’ ahead of Northern Ireland peace The Commission quickly retracted its decision and recognised it had made a mistake, after the move caused international backlash. Gove told Westminster’s European Scrutiny Committee that the European Commission had rode “roughshod” over member states by acting unilaterally in triggering Article 16. Share “More than that, Article 16 exists in order to protect the people of Northern Ireland,” he said. 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McCaskill seeks to end tax breaks for consumer drug ads

first_img McCaskill seeks to end tax breaks for consumer drug ads Pharmalot What’s included? Ed Silverman [email protected] Once again, a congressional lawmaker is introducing legislation that would end the tax break that drug makers can take for advertising medicines to consumers.Called the End Taxpayer Subsidies for Drug Ads Act, the bill reflects concerns that drug makers are spending too much to market high-priced medicines at a time of growing anger over the cost of prescription drugs, according to U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D- Mo.), who introduced the bill. She noted that only the U.S. and New Zealand allow consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals. GET STARTED Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. About the Author Reprints By Ed Silverman March 1, 2018 Reprintscenter_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Log In | Learn More Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Tags pharmaceuticalsSTAT+ STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Dom Smith/STAT @Pharmalot What is it?last_img read more

Local realtor captures potential break-in on surveillance camera

first_imgFamily loses everything in Golden Gate Estates house fire June 8, 2021 Golden Gate Estates neighbors petition against proposed church June 9, 2021 Security camera captures moment 2 Charlotte County burglars realized they were on tape June 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. — A local realtor thinks a suspicious man caught on camera tried to break into one of her listings on Saturday. Maggie Rodriguez, Agent for Coldwell Banker, said she is spooked after looking at the surveillance cameras she mounted outside her listing in the 600 block of 35th Avenue NW.In the video, you can see the man pulled up in a white van and began pacing around the home. She said he was on the property for nearly 20 minutes, looking into windows, opening the home’s electrical box, and attempting to punch a passcode into the garage.Rodriguez said she’s seen this before in Golden Gate Estates.  AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Golden Gate Estates residents fed up with mailbox vandals June 8, 2021 Advertisement“It has happened before to some of my listings,” she said, “They go and they first try to see what they can steal and then they come back at nighttime to steal these things.”But Michael Roller, Managing Partner with Marco Custom Builders said there could be more to the story. “It almost appears as though someone was sent to a job without the proper access information,” he said, “That could have been that he got the wrong address if he was supposed to go to Southeast instead of Northwest.” AdvertisementTags: Golden Gate Estatessurveillance video Advertisement Both of them hope his intent was innocent and want to remind people of the importance of protecting their home through surveillance cameras and alarm systems.  AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

Budget 2012: Golombek on changes to Old Age Security

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Fund dealers focus on middle-class investors

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter With nearly 80,000 reps serving nine million households with an average $75,000 in financial assets, mutual fund reps represent the face of financial advice to Canada’s middle class, according to a new report from the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA).The self-regulatory organization released a report showing that 81% of households served by MFDA reps are “mass market” investors (defined as investors with less than $100,000 in financial assets). The report noted that mass-market investors only account for 4% of total financial wealth in the country, but they make up more than one-quarter (26%) of the wealth administered by MFDA dealers.“The concentration of wealth belonging to mass market households within the MFDA channel demonstrates the important role and value of MFDA members in providing advice and services to these investors who are by far the largest segment of the Canadian investor population,” the report said.The bulk of MFDA client accounts are registered accounts (86%), the report said. Most of these portfolios (78%) are balanced, or more conservative, in their asset allocation.“From these results it can be generally inferred that most MFDA member clients are typically middle- and working-class Canadians, are investing for their retirement and are conservative with their investments,” the report said.The MFDA said it will publish the results of its latest client research project, featuring more detailed data, “in the coming weeks.”Today’s report comes after a consultation by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) examining reform of the self-regulatory framework in Canada — including a possible merger of the MFDA and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. The deadline for submissions to that consultation was Oct. 23.The outcome of that review may fundamentally reshape how the retail investment business is supervised in Canada. Keywords Self-regulatory organizations,  Mutual fund dealers,  Wealth managementCompanies Mutual Fund Dealers Association Partners discussing new plans iStock James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media When does poor service become a regulatory issue for online brokerages? Related news IAP to focus on SROs, taskforce in 2021 IIROC drops expanded OBSI reporting proposallast_img read more

Ministry of Health Surveillance for Respiratory Infections Active

first_imgMinistry of Health Surveillance for Respiratory Infections Active Health & WellnessJune 27, 2009 RelatedMinistry of Health Surveillance for Respiratory Infections Active RelatedMinistry of Health Surveillance for Respiratory Infections Active RelatedMinistry of Health Surveillance for Respiratory Infections Activecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sheila Campbell Forrester, says the Ministry of Health’s surveillance system has been on alert for respiratory illnesses for a number of years. She says the system has been heightened with the introduction of the new Influenza A(H1N1) virus and the Ministry has the experience and the capabilities to detect and treat cases early, through this heightened surveillance system.Dr. Campbell Forrester says persons who are immuno-compromised such as HIV patients or persons on cancer treatment and those with chronic illnesses such as diabetes or hypertension, as well as pregnant women, should ensure that they check with their doctor if they have flu-like symptoms. Other persons are advised to stay home if they are ill and take regular influenza medication, but if symptoms persist or get worse, they should visit their healthcare provider.The Chief Medical Officer says memebers of the public must however play their part by protecting themselves from any Influenza infection and looking out for others. “We must continue to stress the importance of good hygiene practices. Wash hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer. Also, ensure that you cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough, preferably with a tissue, which you should dispose of properly,” she says.Jamaica now has 27 confirmed cases of Influenza A(H1N1) after six cases were confirmed on Friday, June 26. Three of the cases were detected in Manchester, two in Kingston and one in St. Ann. Further investigations are being carried out on all six cases.As at Friday, June 26, the World Health Organisation reports that 109 countries have reported 59,814 confirmed cases of Influenza A(H1N1) with 263 deaths.For more information on Influenza A(H1N1), members of the public may call the Ministry’s toll free line at 1888-663-5683 seven days a week from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Advertisementslast_img read more

The best superhero vehicles of all time

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Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever advertisement Black Panther’s Lexus LC 500This superhero coupe uses the superior technology found in the Marvel universe’s country of Wakana to transform a Lexus into a moving pouncing pad of sorts for Black Panther. It’s got an active camo that renders it invisible and it can be piloted remotely by your genius little sister if you’ve got one, but otherwise it’s just a regular Lexus LC 500.Mystery Men’s Herkimer Battle JitneyIn reality, this thing probably does 65 km/h max and drinks four litres of gas to get it up to that, but in the 1999 comedy Mystery Men starring Hank Azaria, William H. Macey, Janeane Garofalo, Ben Stiller and more ’90s mainstays, it’s the perfect rolling HQ for the band of misfit would-be heroes. Constructed by the military and retired to a scrapyard, the armoured tank gets some updates from the protagonists, including an electro nuclear magnet, which is useful in at least one situation.BumblebeeBumblebee isn’t so much a superhero’s car as a superhero car itself. As one of the key members of the Transformers crew, Bumblebee has been portrayed as multiple vehicles over the years, including many a Chevy Camaro, but the latest reboot has the little yellow ninja coming back as a…wait for it…Volkswagen Beetle! Set to hit theatres this Christmas, Bumblebee is a prequel to the 2007 film that re-launched the Transformers cannon for Paramount Pictures. Same old radio-talking, fast-kicking Bumblebee, only now with more circular headlights.Captain America’s Harley-Davidson bikehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iWXd1P24JMAs a true American hero, it’s fitting that Captain America has been riding a Harley since the ’40s. In the comics, we know only that it’s a custom Harley-Davidson, but in the 2014 movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we get a closer look at some of Steve Rogers’ bikes. Chris Evans rips around on a bunch of Harleys , including a blacked out and nimble Harley Street 750 (which the stuntman jumps here) and a 1942 WLA “Liberator.” It occasionally gets military upgrades, but its main superpower is simply looking badass.Tank Girl’s TankThis British comic with adult themes follows Tank Girl as she travels about in her home/adventure mobile, her tank. It was made into a feature film in 1995, but you’re forgiven if you missed it. The movie wasn’t all that awesome, but the tank, which Tank Girl lives and adventures in, however, was pretty sweet. Originally purchased from the government of Peru, the M5A1 Stuart tank had most of a ‘69 Cadillac Eldorado welded to it for the film. A 37-mm anti-tank gun, Cadillac’s interior creature comforts and lawn chairs on the deck; what more could a girl want?This list could easily be dedicated to Bruce Wayne’s garage alone – or just the different versions of the Batmobile we’ve seen over the years – but if we had to choose one of the crazy rich guy’s toys as our own, it’d have to be the Batpod Christian Bale’s Batman drives in The Dark Knight when the Tumbler (also seriously cool) breaks down. With the core strength needed to pilot this thing in his near-horizontal driving position, it’s no wonder Batman’s got those killer abs.The Turtle Van has come a long way since its 1987 cartoon depiction, going so far as to grow arms that wield nunchucks in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016). Call us bias or call us millennials, but we prefer the almost Westfalia-esque, 80s cut of the animated version, to this wild transforming type in the new movies. Green Hornet’s Black BeautyThe 2011 film starring Canadian funny guy Seth Rogen as the Green Hornet (aka Britt Reid) – conveniently essentially the same character he plays in every other movie – was a fast flop, but at least we got a cool retromod out of it. The Green Hornet’s Black Beauty, a 1965 Chrysler Imperial, has its original V8 engine, but a few add ons for the purpose of fighting crime, including a pair of hood-mounted Browning .30 caliber machine guns, Stinger missiles under the front and back bumpers and a license plate that flips over to reveal the word “Hornet.” Gotta have that revolving plate to be taken seriously in the superhero business. Older versions of the Black Beauty used in former iterations of Green Hornet include a Pontiac Banshee, Oldsmobile 98 Touring Sedan and a 1937 Lincoln Zephyr. Saving the world is a highly time sensitive endeavour. For all superheroes, punctuality is key. The speedy ones like Flash and Superman, or those with teleportation talents like Dr. Strange, make the act of getting somewhere a simple one-step process: do it and do it really fast. But others rely on basically the same means as the rest of us, and no, we’re not talking about public transportation. They drive big, bad superhero vehicles.Beyond Bruce Wayne’s garage (which is basically like Jay Leno’s, only with a lot more black paint and armoured plating), there are plenty of other fantastic cars, bikes, vans and other rolling contraptions that carry our favourite fictional crime fighters to the party.Here are eight of our favourites, including just one from the Batcave. Trending in Canada ‹ Previous Next › Trending Videos See More Videoslast_img read more

Missing Children Down

first_imgMissing Children DownJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Missing Children Down CultureSeptember 4, 2014Written by: Latonya Linton Advertisements Story HighlightsThe Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) is reporting a decline of 19 per cent in the number of children reported missing for the period January to June 2014, when compared to the corresponding period in 2013.This was disclosed by Registrar of the OCR, Mr. Greig Smith, during a press conference held at the Office of the Prime Minister, on September 3.Mr. Smith noted that despite the decline, the OCR is mindful that there is still a lot of work to be done, to ensure that children remain in their homes and feel secure being there. RelatedNominations Open for Caribbean Hall of Fame Awards RelatedGarvey Has Left Jamaica A Template For Development – Taylorcenter_img Photo: JIS PhotographerRegistrar, Office of the Children’s Registry, Greig Smith, addressing a press conference, held at the Office of the Prime Minister, on September 3. Related‘An Evening With Miss Lou’ Celebration Set For September 7 The Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) is reporting a decline of 19 per cent in the number of children reported missing for the period January to June 2014, when compared to the corresponding period in 2013.This was disclosed by Registrar of the OCR, Mr. Greig Smith, during a press conference held at the Office of the Prime Minister, on September 3.Mr. Smith noted that despite the decline, the OCR is mindful that there is still a lot of work to be done, to ensure that children remain in their homes and feel secure being there.“The fact that fewer children are going missing means our messages are having an impact. However, we remain conscious of the fact that we must work assiduously to improve the rate of recovery of missing children,” he said.Mr. Smith also informed that preliminary data indicate that 11,018 reports of child abuse were received by the OCR for the period January to December 2013, representing an increase of 26 per cent over the 2012 period.“Of the reports received, 8,679 represented children who were being reported on for the first time. Of this amount, 57 per cent were girls, 41 per cent were boys, while the gender for the remaining 2 per cent was not specified,” he said.He noted that neglect was the most common report received by the OCR throughout 2013, representing 48 per cent of all reports, and that the other categories which featured high were reports of children in need of care and protection and children who were sexually abused, which accounted for 39 and 30 per cent, respectively.Mr. Smith said that with the exception of trafficking, which remained unchanged compared to 2012, increases were observed in all types of reports, ranging from 20 to 53 per cent.“Reports of child labour (increasing by 53 per cent), led the increases in the types of reports received. There were 319 reports of child labour for 2013, compared to 209 reports recorded in 2012. Reports of children exhibiting behavioural problems and those in need of care and protection were featured in the top three percentage increase in the types of abuse reported over the period, registering increases of 44 per cent and 40 per cent, respectively,” he noted.He also informed that reports on the other major types of abuse, such as physical, emotional and neglect saw an average increase of 22 per cent in 2013.In terms of missing children, 984 children were reported missing for the period January to June 2014 (222 boys and 762 girls), and of this amount, 614 have since returned. However, two of the missing children were found dead and 368 are still missing.Meanwhile, in order to improve the rate of recovery for missing children, the Office of the Children’s Registry initiated search and rescue training across the island on a phased basis, beginning with the parishes of St. Thomas, St. Catherine, St. Ann, Trelawny and St. James between April and July this year.The participants trained included nurses, educators, ministers of religion, guidance counsellors, children’s officer, fire personnel, parish disaster coordinators, civil servants, probation officers, members of the judiciary as well as representatives from various non-governmental and community-based organisations.Mr. Smith also informed that the OCR will be printing and distributing 3,000 copies of search and rescue protocol manuals, developed to provide guidance in finding missing children.“These manuals will be disseminated in schools, residential child care facilities, government ministries, departments and agencies, private sector companies, among others, and will also be available for download on our website at www.ocr.gov.jm, following a workshop that will be held to launch the document,” he said.For her part, OCR Child Ambassador for Region Four (St. James), Suzanna Hyde, said that children have a critical role to play in the fight against child abuse and missing children.She urged that children should refuse to divulge private information, such as home address and telephone numbers to others without their parents’ consent.To make a report of a missing child, persons can call the OCR at 1-888-PROTECT (776-8328) or Police at 119. 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India turns down Apple iPhone tax break demands

first_img Author Rakuten Mobile losses widen on capex surge Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 MAR 2017 Previous ArticleChina mobile payments grew 86% in 2016Next ArticleHuawei steps up New Zealand investment Joseph Waring Tags India to shun China vendors in 5G trialscenter_img India’s Department of Revenue rejected Apple’s request for tax incentives for it to start manufacturing iPhones locally, The Economic Times reported.As part of its preconditions to manufacture in India, the vendor asked for a waiver of custom duties on imports of components and equipment for 15 years as well as an exemption from the country’s 30 per cent local sourcing requirement.In mid-February, Apple reportedly reached a deal to start assembling lower-priced iPhones in India, with contract manufacturer Wistron due to set up a facility in technology hub Bengaluru (Bangalore) to produce only iPhones. Sources said at the time US-based Apple planned to go ahead with production without waiting for the government to approve a list of requested tax concessions.It is unknown how the decision by the tax authority will impact Taiwan-based Wistron’s plans to start assembling 4-inch iPhone SE models at the new plant, which was reportedly due to begin as soon as the end of April.According to The Financial Express, the Bengaluru plant is a pilot project for Apple and the scope of manufacturing India will depend on the concessions granted by the government.In January, Indian officials said they wouldn’t give in to demands by Apple for special concessions, but the government is reviewing its overall manufacturing policy to stimulate support for its “Make in India” initiative as well as attract foreign investors. While the Finance Ministry said it won’t give exemptions to a single company, it is looking to grant tax benefits for the tech sector as a whole.Apple first entered talks with the government in late 2016 over local production plans.With iPhone sales slumping in China, Apple aims to take advantage of rapid smartphone growth in India, which is the world’s second largest smartphone market. iPhone shipments in India reached 2.5 million last year, a third of which came in Q4, according to Counterpoint Research.The US vendor has no branded Apple stores in India and sells its products through distributors. HomeAsiaNews India turns down Apple iPhone tax break demands Related Asia China smartphone shipments grow AppleIndiaiPhonetax concessionslast_img read more