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Most tax treaties operate so that business profits are taxed in the country of the taxpayer’s residence, unless the taxpayer has a ‘permanent establishment’ in the other territory. In the ...

London broil

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Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

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2011

...suggests, it specializes in economics and politics, but it also covers the broad spectrum of the social sciences and some other disciplines. Its first chairman was the economist and socialist Sidney Webb ( 1859–1947 ). Many influential figures in the political and economic establishments of Britain and other countries have studied here. It formerly had a reputation for radicalism, and many of its undergraduates took leading roles in the student unrest of the late 1960s, but in the 1980s it embraced Thatcherism. London Scottish FC A rugby union club originally...

Decisive battles

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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...; tudor ; yorkist . Tenochtitlán ( 1521 ). The capture of the aztec capital by the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés was followed by the establishment of the first overseas European empire. Pavia ( 1525 ). The defeat and capture of Francis I of France by Imperial forces ended French ambitions in Italy. Panipat ( 1526 ). Babur of Kabul’s great victory in India was followed by the establishment of the mogul Empire in the subcontinent. Mohács ( 1526 ). The Turkish defeated the Hungarians and went on to conquer their country. Lepanto ( 1571...

Father of the American Navy

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Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

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...Washington's emissary to Paris. On the way home he captured two British ships, though he was severely wounded in the actions. After the war Barry left the sea, Congress deciding that the USA did not need a standing navy in peacetime. Barry continued to agitate for the establishment of a permanent marine force, becoming commodore in 1794 , and finally persuaded President John Adams (in office 1797–1801 ) to build three warships. He died on 13 September 1803 , having earned the title engraved on his memorial statue (by Wheeler Williams ) on the quay at...

Irish Literary Revival

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Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

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.... The foundation of the gaa and the Gaelic League , the publication of Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry ( 1888 ) and W.B. Yeats 's the Celtic Twilight ( 1893 ), strongly primed by Douglas Hyde and Lady Gregory , and the establishment of the Irish Literary Theatre (which led to a permanent national theatre at the Abbey Theatre ) all played their part, and the cumulative effect was considerable. Though the literary aspects were most obvious, other areas of the arts were not neglected, with affirmation of Irishness in architecture,...

Miss Horniman

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Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

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...company until 1917 . She encouraged such local playwrights as Stanley Houghton ( 1881–1913 ) and Harold Brighouse ( 1883–1958 ), respectively authors of such popular standards as Hindle Wakes ( 1912 ) and Hobson's Choice ( 1916 ). She also did much to encourage the establishment of repertory theatres in other provincial cities, by which time she was known as ‘Queen...

Barnet

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Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

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2011

...an area with a little hill. The variant form ‘Barnetley’ was in use for several centuries, the affix signifying a clearing. East Barnet may have been the earliest part of the district to be permanently inhabited and a church stood here by 1140. However, a more significant settlement soon evolved on the higher ground to the north-west following the establishment of a market by the abbey of St Albans. From the 14th century the new centre was known as Chipping Barnet (Barnet market). See also battle of barnet ; high barnet . Barnet, London Borough of An...

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