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Dutch Inventor Sue Facebook Over "Like" Button

Dutch Inventor Sue Facebook Over "Like" Button

  • Posted: Feb 19, 2013
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As everybody knows Mark  Zuckerberg has invented Facebook.

Now, it has come to light that the “like” button was created by a Dutch inventor who died in 2004.

Facebook is being sued over claims its ‘like’ button infringes technology patented by a Dutch computer programmer 15 years ago.

Rembrandt Social Media says the social networking site “bears a remarkable resemblance, both in terms of its functionality and technical implementation” to a concept invented by Joannes (Jos) van der Meer before his death in 2004. read more

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Elderly Care Bills To Be Capped At £75,000

Elderly Care Bills To Be Capped At £75,000

  • Posted: Feb 11, 2013
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It has been announced today that elderly care bills are to be capped by the state in a £1bn move expected to be funded by dragging more people into inheritance tax.

The cap on how much pensioners pay for care is to be set at £75,000, more than double the £35,000 recommended by the Dilnot Commission.

But the assets threshold beneath which people will receive means-tested support is to be hiked significantly – up from £23,250 to £123,000.

The new Government new idea is to extend the freeze of inheritance tax threshold which currently kicks in at 40% at £325,000 or £650,000 for couples. read more

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David Cameron Makes A Visit To Libya Regarding Lockerbie Bombing

David Cameron Makes A Visit To Libya Regarding Lockerbie Bombing

  • Posted: Feb 02, 2013
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The PM uses his visit to reveal British police investigating the Lockerbie bombing will travel to Libya for the first time.

David Cameron has made a surprise visit to Libya where he promised to help bolster the police and the army.

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, said Britain was ready to provide training and advice amid growing concern about the security situation in the region.

The trip will take part in March and for the first time the police  have been allowed to visit Libya as part of the probe. read more

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David Cameron Promises ‘In-Out’ EU Referendum

David Cameron Promises ‘In-Out’ EU Referendum

  • Posted: Jan 23, 2013
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By the end of 2017, britons will be able to vote to leave the European Union if the Conservatives win the next general election.

The Prime Minister promised to negotiate a new settlement with Brussels and then stage a straight in-out referendum on British membership if he stays in power.

In one of the defining speeches of his premiership, he declared: “It is time for the British people to have their say. It is time to settle this European question in British politics.”

Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband stated that will condemn  British economy to years of uncertainty. read more

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Ed Miliband: Time To Move On From New Labour

Ed Miliband: Time To Move On From New Labour

  • Posted: Jan 19, 2013
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Tony Blair and Gordon Brown did not do enough to rein in the rich and powerful, Ed Miliband concedes, as he urges his party to “move on” from New Labour.

Edward Samuel Miliband, the Labour leader, spotted the massive impact the immigration had as a key public concern which the last government failed to recognise, and a reason why Mr Brown lost the election.

Mr Miliband will praise the achievements of New Labour’s 13 years in power, especially the investment in schools and hospitals that gave “millions” of people “better lives”.

However, in a speech to the Fabian Society in London, Mr Miliband wants to prove that Labour itself is changing and declare that his party has “learnt the lessons” from the financial crisis. read more

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David Cameron Announces Today Cuts To Child Benefit

David Cameron Announces Today Cuts To Child Benefit

  • Posted: Jan 06, 2013
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The Prime Minister says the change to child benefit – which will see families with an earner on more than £50,000 lose out – is the “right approach”.

 David Cameron has defended the cuts to child benefit, but on the other hand, he has stated that their fundamentally fair and necessary the changes took effect from midnight

He says that introducing these changes will raise £2billion a year, he added. If we don’t manage to raise the funds the money would have to be financed from another area so and now the group of people would be worse off

“I think people see it as fundamentally fair that if there is someone in the household earning over £60,000 you don’t get child benefit.” read more

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Iain Duncan Smith Announced Changes On Child Benefit.

Iain Duncan Smith Announced Changes On Child Benefit.

  • Posted: Oct 25, 2012
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Iain Duncan Smith is pushing through radical welfare reforms regarding child benefit.

He believed the current system encouraged people not to worry about the significant cost of a growing family.

The Work and Pensions Secretary condemned the “madness” of the state subsidising poor families with lots of children.

Most families make decisions about the number of children linked to what they can afford. read more

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GCSE Row Gove Refuses To Order Exam Regrade

GCSE Row Gove Refuses To Order Exam Regrade

  • Posted: Sep 03, 2012
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The Education Secretary is urged to make a statement to MPs after head teachers threaten legal action over grade boundary changes.

Education Secretary Michael Gove has said he will not overrule the exam watchdog’s decision not to re-mark GCSE papers in a row over changes to grade boundaries.

During the academic year, grades were changed halfway throw which annoyed lots of students because they haven’t got a grade they were expecting. Lots of schools and colleges are upset about this decision that Ofqual has took to grade students down.

Many students have not received the grade that they were expecting due to the change within off calls decision to change the boundary of grading GCSE exams. read more

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The Government Promises No Expansion To Heathrow

The Government Promises No Expansion To Heathrow

  • Posted: Sep 03, 2012
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Foreign Secretary William Hague has ruled out a change of Government policy on a third runway at Heathrow, as reports emerged of plans for a new force runaway.

 The Government insists to keep elections promises by  continuing the expansion to Heathrow third runaway.

“That’s not something that this Government, this Coalition, will be doing,” he said.

“It’s important to make the right decision about this and study all the options. read more

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Lords reform Definitely Ditched

Lords reform Definitely Ditched

  • Posted: Aug 06, 2012
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Lib Dem MPs will try to   block Conservative  plans to drive House of Lords into a different direction.

The Deputy PM has said he was dropping Lords reform after David Cameron told him Tory MPs were not prepared to support changes.

Nick Clegg said that the Tories had “broken the contract” between the coalition partners, even though his party had consistently delivered on its side of the deal.

He told a news conference in London: “The Conservative Party is not honouring the commitment to the Lords reform and, as a result, part of our contract has now been broken. read more

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