Medical

World's Worst Corporate Tax Havens Cripple Anti-Poverty Fight

THE Republic of Ireland along with four UK-linked territories - Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Jersey and the British Virgin Islands - appear in a new list of the world's 15 worst corporate tax havens revealed by Oxfam. In recent years Britian has forced down its own tax rate on corporations' profits in order to compete with other countries, with its tax take from the levy falling by billions in the latest round of figures released in October.

World Media

India to Launch a Record 104 Satellites on One Rocket Tonight

PSLV will first launch the 714 kg CARTOSAT-2 Series satellite for earth observation and then inject 103 co-passenger satellites, together weighing about 664 kg at lift-off into polar Sun Synchronous Orbit, about 520 km from Earth. , and one each are from ISRO's global customers Israel, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Switzerland and United Arab Emirates. The world record in satellite launches is now held by Russian Federation , when it sent 37 satellites into orbit in 2014.

Flash flood watch, high wind warning issued by National Weather Service

Early estimates are that the region will receive 2-6 inches of rain in coastal and valley areas and between 5 and 10 inches in the San Gabriel mountains and foothills, they said. "Large waves and strong rip currents will increase the risk of ocean drowning for swimmers and surfers", according to the NWS statement. "Damaging winds" were predicted to last for about a 12-hour window, from about 6 a.m.to 6 p.m., according to ABC 7 News meteorologist Mike Nicco.

Sports

Orlando Magic trade Serge Ibaka to Toronto, sources say

Ross signed through 2018-19 season (combined $31 million). Ross, who was in his 5th season with the Raptors , was averaging his usual 10 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists. He's shooting 37.5 percent from behind the arc, right in line with his career averages. Should the Magic have held out for more? The Raptors therefore achieved much better positional balance, added a veteran with loads of playoff experience, and addressed their biggest weakness without emptying their cupboard of assets.