Mainhardt said the World Bank’s provision of assistance to the Guyanese government and general budget support allowed it to get around its pledge not to finance upstream oil and gas projects. The country’s rulers were then free to use the money to finance oil development directly, he said. … [Read more...] about Anger over World Bank’s $55m pledge to Guyana’s fossil fuel industry
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Fife council wants to ban new HMOs in St Andrews. Students say it is their “right” to live in HMOs and are fighting the ban which, after a period of consultation, will be voted on next February. It could be quite a battle: nearly 2,000 students have signed an anti-ban petition and many have registered to vote in St Andrews. A spokesman for the university said an HMO cap “may make affordable accommodation for local people even more scarce”. With a rapid rise in full-time student numbers in the UK – up 660,000 in the last 20 years – there is high demand for student HMOs, which is great news for landlords – some good, some not – but causes problems for locals. … [Read more...] about Town v gown: is the student boom wrecking communities?
In his previous works, says Oë, "there was always hope and trust in the future. But now I see a dark wall in front of us." The final volume of the trilogy, Goodbye My Book , is being serialised in the Japanese literary magazine Gunzo, and will be published this autumn. Yamaguchi, the editor of Gunzo, describes it as a post-September 11 novel about "catastrophic terrorism in Tokyo". Its hypothesis is that Mishima, whose emperor-worship Oë had earlier satirised, survived his failed 1970 coup and is released from prison after 30 years to lead a 21st-century cult. Oë, who has described the function of the novelist as being like a canary in a coal mine, is preoccupied with a return of nationalism in post-bubble-economy Japan, where school children must now salute the national flag. "The power of the emperor culture is still alive," he says. "If someone could devise a clever way of combining that with the younger generation, there could be a powerful movement." … [Read more...] about In the forest of the soul
Jake Lambourne2 months ago29th December 2019 Lampard admits Jorginho could have been given a second yellow card. He says the midfielder was a big catalyst for our change in fortunes today, not simply because he was the early sub but the way he won so many second balls, hitherto an issue for us. #ARSCHE … [Read more...] about Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Abraham nets in Arsenal comeback, Bruno Guimaraes wanted, Zaha transfer UPDATE
There are, in fact, plenty of eco-friendly options: Roar Gill's capsules are suitable for composting and cost about £17.50 for 40. Toast Coffee's are the same price and can be thrown in your garden waste. Lost Sheep capsules, £3.95 for ten pods, are made from bark. … [Read more...] about How George Clooney’s Nespresso coffee leaves a VERY bitter taste: JANE FRYER on the troubling aspects of the trendy brew from beans picked by child labour to capsules that are an eco-disaster