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The chancellor confirmed in his budget that the government is to scrap the controversial tampon tax and abolish VAT on all women’s sanitary products from 2021.

Tampons and other women’s sanitary products currently attract 5% VAT.This will be dropped when the transition period for Britain departure from the EU ends on 31 December. The decision marks a victory in the 20-year campaign by women’s groups against 50-year-old VAT rules that once categorised tampons as “non-essential, luxury items”. The government estimates that the tax cut will lead to typical savings of 7p on a pack of 20 tampons and 5p on a pack of 12 pads, which could save the average woman an estimated £40 over her lifetime. Feeding cows seaweed cuts 99% of greenhouse gas emissions from their burps, research finds. Feeding seaweed to cows could slash the amount of climate change-inducing methane emissions from their burps.

Feeding cows seaweed cuts 99% of greenhouse gas emissions from their burps, research finds

Preliminary research has indicated a small amount of marine algae added to cattle food can reduce methane emissions from cattle gut microbes by as much as 99 per cent. Now, scientists in California are hoping to help farmers meet strict new emissions targets by performing the first ever tests of seaweed feed in live dairy cows. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines While their early results are yet to be released, team leader Professor Ermias Kebreab at the University of California, Davis, said their initial experiments were “very surprising and promising”.

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IELTS Scores: Learn about the marking system in IELTS. IELTS Scores On this page you will learn more about IELTS scores and how they are calculated.

IELTS Scores: Learn about the marking system in IELTS

Also, if you scroll down, you will see an IELTS Score Conversion Table which tells you how your scores for reading and writing are converted into IELTS band scores. How are overall band scores calculated? When you have taken the IELTS test you will be sent a Test Report Form with your band score about 2 weeks later. How to Score IELTS Band 8. How to Score IELTS Band 8 How to score IELTS band 8 and how long it will take are common questions from candidates planning to sit the test.

How to Score IELTS Band 8

Fortunately most people don't need to get a band 8 because most universities accept students with 7.5s and under. Taking the law into your own hands. Wait wait wait.

Taking the law into your own hands

Practise & Sample Test Materials

Is the Royal Family a Thing of the Past? Ways of Protesting. The Ethical Dilemma about Driverless Cars. The Value of Art. Should we follow fashion? The Gig Economy & Precarious Jobs. The Most Ingenious inventions! Self-Justice. Universal Basic Income. Homelessness & Cashless Technology. Conspiracy Theories. Transgender Discrimination. Entrepreneur's 'free rice ATMs' for Vietnam's poor.

Image copyright Hoang Tuan Anh A Vietnamese entrepreneur is installing "free rice ATMs" across the country to help those affected by the coronavirus.

Entrepreneur's 'free rice ATMs' for Vietnam's poor

Businessman Hoang Tuan Anh first built the rice-dispensing machines in Ho Chi Minh City to support those who had lost their jobs. The ATMs, which give out 1.5kg (3.3lbs) of rice at a time, became so popular he is building more around Vietnam. Around five million people have lost their livelihoods in Vietnam during its national lockdown.

Trump seeking to stop Bolton's book

Black Lives Matter: Protesters destroy History. Veganism & Vegetarianism. Tampon Tax: an injustice on women. Coronavirus Lesson Worksheets. The Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Telework: The Pros & Cons. Abortions during the Pandemic. Brexit Shorts: Dramas From a Divided Nation. 1.

Brexit Shorts: Dramas From a Divided Nation

Présentation Un an après le référendum sur la sortie de l’Union Européenne, en juin 2017, le journal The Guardian s’est associé à la compagnie de théâtre Headlong pour produire une série de courts-métrages sur le Brexit. Le but de cette série est de représenter la diversité des opinions ainsi que les nuances et contradictions inhérentes au débat sur le Brexit. Ces courts-métrages tentent d’amorcer une réflexion collective sur le futur du Royaume-Uni, tout en essayant de comprendre ce qui a mené au résultat de ce référendum. VIDEO COMPREHENSION: Why Brexit's Loudest Opponent Won't Shut Up. We’ve had no shortage of Brexit-related things to explain to explain in recent months—from the Irish backstop and transition periods, to WTO terms and no deal preparations—but it can be hard to understand how all of the pieces fit together.

So we’ve put together a timeline of the Brexit process. It briefly sums up the key issues and events you might want to know about, presenting them in chronological order (as far as that’s possible) to make it clearer how they all fit together. Throughout, there are links to related content we’ve published if you want to take a deeper dive into certain areas. Already in place: Article 50 and the EU Withdrawal Act. Should you eat chlorinated chicken after Brexit?

School Shootings - Emma Gonzalez's Speech

Firearms in the USA. Firearms & Mental Illness. How the firearms industry influences US gun culture, in 6 charts. The Dangers of the Internet. Years & Years Episode 1 Listening Comprehension. New Technology & The Latest Gadgets. Nouvelles technologies. Jeffrey Rosen - publié le 11/03/2013 "I was at a conference at Google not long ago, and the head of public policy, said he expected that before long, Google and Facebook will be asked to post online live feeds to all the public and private surveillance cameras in the world, including mobile cameras mounted on drones.

Nouvelles technologies

Imagine that Facebook responds to public pressure and decides to post live feeds, so they can be searched online, as well as archiving the video in the digital cloud. " ANTICIPATION: Cartoon. Oil Addiction in the USA.

What can we do to avert climate change?

The Deadly Food We Eat - Eating Sustainably. Coldplay not going on Tour. Two thirds of Americans Recognise a 'Climate Change Emergency' Peter Ainsworth on sustainable energy and economic degrowth. The plain truth is that human beings are acquisitive, we always have been.

Peter Ainsworth on sustainable energy and economic degrowth

It's fair bet that when we originally crawled out of a cave in prehistory, we went looking for stuff to accumulate. English Grammar Exercises and Quizzes. Les Modaux - introduction. Ces onze « mots » jouent un rôle important en grammaire anglaise. When to use N of N, the genitive or a compound noun. Past Forms in English Quiz. Phrasal verbs in the passive. All future tenses exercise 1. AS and LIKE - Exercise 1.


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