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Public ‘back’ taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste

[ad_1] Image copyright PA There is high public support for using the tax system to reduce waste from single-use plastics, the Treasury says. A consultation on how taxes could tackle the rising problem and promote recycling attracted 162,000 responses.Treasury Minister Robert Jenrick said the government was looking at "smart, intelligent incentives" to get plastic producers to take responsibility.Reports suggest a levy on manufacturers and some disposable plastic products may be
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Alien life chances get MASSIVE boost after study shows many planets contain water | Science | News

[ad_1] Swathes of exoplanets are likely to contain vast amounts of water, the study suggests (Image: NASA)Scientists led by Harvard University’s Dr Li Zeng found that many of the planets identified by Nasa’s Kepler Space Telescope and the European Space Agency’s Gaia mission may contain as much as 50 percent water.The news comes weeks after the discovery of a large lake of water on Mars, which prompted NASA’s Dr Vladimir
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Arsenal news: Emery’s big Torreira Chelsea clue, Ozil given warning, double deal complete | Football | Sport

[ad_1] Torreira hintLucas Torreira could be handed his first start for Arsenal today as they face Chelsea in the late match.Torreira had to settle for a place on the bench against Manchester City, but came on and impressed.And Unai Emery thinks he could be ready to go straight in.“Yes, he is okay every day and is training good,” Emery said. “The first match against City he played 15-20 minutes and
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Brexit news: The WTO option gives the UK the chance to WALK AWAY without a deal | Politics | News

[ad_1] The British negotiators adopted the wrong strategy at the start of the Brexit talks, because the Government didn’t present the possibility of falling back onto World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules, an expert in international economic law said.David Collins, professor of International Economic Law at City University in London, told The Spectator: “The Government damaged its negotiating position by seeming to exclude the WTO option and giving the impression that
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Australia vs New Zealand live stream: How to watch Rugby Championship online and on TV | Rugby | Sport

[ad_1] Australia vs New Zealand live streamThe match is live on Sky Sports Action with coverage starting at 10.30am.This means that all the action can be followed on your desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app, which if you’re an existing customer, is also available on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices.Sky Go is also available on a number of platforms including Amazon Fire devices, iPad, Mac computers
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Elon Musk’s No Good, Very Bad Year

[ad_1] “This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” said Mr. Musk, the head of Tesla. “It was excruciating.”Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX, is facing an intense existential crisis. "From a personal pain standpoint, the worst is yet to come,” he said.CreditBrendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesElon Musk is on the brink. In an emotional, hourlong interview with The New
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Vitamin D, the Sunshine Supplement, Has Shadowy Money Behind It

[ad_1] Since 2011, Dr. Holick’s advocacy has been embraced by the wellness-industrial complex. Gwyneth Paltrow’s website, Goop, cites his writing. Dr. Mehmet Oz has described vitamin D as “the No. 1 thing you need more of,” telling his audience that it can help them avoid heart disease, depression, weight gain, memory loss and cancer. And Oprah Winfrey’s website tells readers that, “knowing your vitamin D levels might save your life.”
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Deontay Wilder knockouts: Watch WBC champ’s most brutal stoppage wins | Boxing | Sport

[ad_1] Deontay Wilder has racked up a fierce record boasting 39 stoppages in 40 professional bouts (Image: GETTY)The 32-year-old American made a spectacular entrance after landing in Belfast on Friday where he will be part of the commentary team for US broadcaster Showtime Sports to watch Fury fight.Fury, 29, will be competing in his second comeback fight since returning to the ring after a two-and-a-half-year layoff, taking on Italian Francesco
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Man Utd news: Pochettino wants job, Pogba makes Barcelona decision, Alderweireld expected | Football | Sport

[ad_1] Manchester United would tempt Pochettino into leaving Tottenham, according to pundit Jermaine Jenas.He told the Daily Star: “I think they’ve (Man United) been after him (Pochettino) for a long time to be honest with you.“It’d be a huge test. I think deep down that’s the one Pochettino wants. There’s only United and Real Madrid that I think really take his fancy.“If that did happen [Mourinho leaves Man Utd], it
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Turkey’s AK Party reshuffles leadership, adapts to presidential system in ordinary convention

[ad_1] Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) is holding its sixth ordinary convention Saturday in the capital, Ankara. The party will change its bylaws in accordance with Turkey's new presidential system. The new bylaws will enable members of the presidential cabinet to take part in the Central Executive and Decision Board (MKYK), which has the power to form and dissolve the party's grassroots organizations. A total of 1,457