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Common Reporting Standard Countries

The Common Reporting Standard is an information standard developed by the OECD, in 2014 to combat tax evasion.

The system is intended to transfer all relevant information automatically between countries. The information shared is intended to include:

Name, Address, Taxpayer Identification Number and Date and Place of Birth of each Person.
Account number
Name and identifying number of the reporting financial institution
Account balance or value as of the end of the relevant calendar year, or at its closure, if the account is closed mid year.

What is the Difference between CR2025 and CR2032 Batteries

Difference between a 2025 and 2032 Battery

The 2025 and 2032 Batteries are those thin flat round batteries that were very common in computers and maybe some watches. They are also in some garage door remote controls.

My remote died today so I changed the battery, I had a pack of 2025 and 2032, and didn’t even think which to use, I just took out the old one, it was the same size as a 2032, so I put in the new one, and it worked. I did notice I needed to use pressure to put the back back on, but didn’t think too much about it.

When going to throw the old one out, I saw it had 2025 on it. I had used a 2032 as replacement…

Rainfall and Temperature Averages for Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane, Australia: Rainfall and Temperature Averages

The months of November to May have the highest average rainfall in Brisbane, Australia.
April seems to be the wettest month, with 130 mm of rain spread over 12 days.
To avoid the rain, it appears that September might be the best month, with an average of 8 days rain and only an average of 30 mm for the month.

This chart shows the average rainfall for each month, and the temperatures..

Rainfall and Temperature Averages for Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand. Rainfall and Temperature Averages

The months of April to November have the highest average rainfall in Phuket, Thailand.
September seems to be the wettest month, with 400 mm of rain spread over 21 days.
To avoid the rain, it appears that February might be the best month, with an average of 4 days rain and only an average of 30 mm for the month.

This chart shows the average rainfall for each month, and the temperatures, although there is little variance in the temperature…

Israel and its 3 Wars: 1947, 1967 and 1973

Israel has fought and won three major wars in its existence.

1947: On November 30 1947, Arab gunmen, in the first shots of the war, ambushed two Jewish buses near Petah Tikva, killing seven passengers.
1967: In May 1967 Jordan placed Jordanian forces under Egyptian command, and Iraq also joined the alliance, and Egypt mobilized its forces for an attack on Israel. In response to the apparent mobilization of its Arab neighbours, early on the morning of June 5, Israel staged a sudden preemptive air assault.
1973: On October 6, 1973, Egyptian and Syrian forces launched a coordinated attack against Israel on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.

Colonisation of the Philippines

Colonisation of the Philippines 1521 to 1946

The Philippines became a colony of Spain in 1521. The Philippines was a Spanish colony for 377 years.

The Philippines became a United States colony on 11th April 1899. The Philippines was a US colony for 47 years.

Presidents of the United States

List of Presidents of the United States before and after the Constitution

There were 7 Presidents of the Continental Congress between 1774 and 1779

There were 10 Presidents of the United States in Congress Assembled between 1781 and 1788

The First President of the United States itself was George Washington, from 30 April 1789. He was also the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army from 15 June 1775 to 23 December 1783. A position now held by each US President.

The Abdication of King Edward VIII

Why did King Edward VIII Abdicate?

On 20 January 1936, Edward (born 23 June 1894), the son of King George V, ascended the throne as King Edward VIII.

King Edward VIII abdicated on 11th December 1936, due to the fact that he wanted to marry an American commoner who was also a divorcee. Simpson was also suspected of passing information to her former lover, the NAZI Joachim von Ribbentrop, who at one stage convinced Hitler that he had Edward’s support.

Median Wealth per Adult in 2017

Median Wealth per Adult USD 2017

The 2017 Global Wealth Databook shows that Iceland has the highest Median Wealth per Adult (based on the USD FX rate at the time) in the world.

Iceland is shown as having 72% of its population with a wealth of between $100,000 and $1 million US dollars.

Australia comes in at 3rd Position (with 37.3% having a wealth of between $100,000 and $1 million US dollars), the United Kingdom came in at 12th position (with 46.1% having a wealth of between $100,000 and $1 million US dollars), with the United States at position 25 (with 33.7% having a wealth of between $100,000 and $1 million US dollars).

Will Meghan Markle be able to keep her US Citizenship?

On marriage to Prince Harry, Will Megan Markle be able to keep her US Citizenship?

Former Buckingham Palace press secretary Dickie Arbiter told News Corp said the citizenship issue surrounding Miss Markle was ‘an interesting one’. ‘Meghan can marry Harry but it would be in her interest to become a British citizen,’ he said.
May not even NEED British citizenship, let alone give up her American one.

There is also a precedent, already discussed way back in he past….