Cash-strapped Sri Lanka on Sunday extended school closures for one week because there isn't enough fuel for teachers and parents to get children to classrooms, and the energy minister appealed to the country's expatriates to send money home through banks to finance new oil purchases. A huge foreign debt has left the Indian Ocean island with none of the suppliers willing to sell fuel on credit. The available stocks, sufficient for only several days, will be provided for essential services, including health and port workers, public transport and food distribution, officials said. ”Finding money is a challenge. It’s a huge challenge,” Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera told reporters. He said the government has ordered new fuel stocks and the first ship with 40,000 metric tons of diesel is expected to arrive on Friday while the first ship carrying gasoline would come on July 22. Several other fuel shipments are in the pipeline. But he said authorities are … [Read more...] about With no fuel and no cash, Sri Lanka keeps schools closed
Petrol prices: RAC spokesperson reacts to criticism from The AA Sign up for FREE driving tips, latest models and breaking news SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The price of petrol has soared in recent months with prices reaching nearly £2 per litre in some parts of the UK. Motorists have been spending considerably more on filling up their vehicle, with the average cost of a 55 litre family car reaching more than £100 for the first time ever currently. Related articles New driving laws to be introduced in July will affect all UK motorists 'Perfect time to sell!' Drivers told to take advantage of wait times How expensive is petrol where you live? The cheapest place to buy petrol on average in … [Read more...] about Cheapest petrol UK – how expensive is petrol in your area?
Jimmy Barnes has given fans an update on his health after testing positive to Covid-19 . In an Instagram post shared on Friday, the rocker, 66, said he was doing well and in isolation. Alongside a selfie taken in his hotel room, Jimmy wrote: 'I'm sure you're having a great time on Daydream Island. Update: Jimmy Barnes (pictured) has given fans an update on his health after testing positive to Covid-19. In an Instagram post shared on Friday, the rocker, 66, said he was doing well 'Sorry I'm not there with you, look at me here with all my friends COVID day four, table for one. Lucky I can look forward to dessert plum galette and custard'. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Jimmy Barnes thanks his friends and fans for their support... Jimmy Barnes reveals the REAL reason opposition leader... Rock legend Jimmy Barnes gives his all as he takes to the... Jimmy Barnes shares loved-up photo with wife Jane as the... Share this … [Read more...] about Rocker Jimmy Barnes gives fans a health update after being forced to postpone tour dates following positive Covid test
A duo of experts consulting for a company wanting to turn rubbish collected in Manawatū into various useable products says the technology is sound and will not pollute the environment. Bioplant NZ has applied to Horizons Regional Council for resource consents it needs to build a pyrolysis plant on land leased from Manawatū Regional Council in Feilding next to the town’s transfer station. According to the Ministry for the Environment, pyrolysis involves heating waste without exposure to oxygen, which then produces gas, liquid and solids. Bioplant needs consents from Horizons to discharge gases to the air. READ MORE: Air quality experts say Manawatū pyrolysis plant will have almost no impact Manawatū waste-to-fuel plant touted as way to turn rubbish into energy Feilding pyrolysis plant consent process to be publicly notified Concerns over Bioplant's resource consent for waste-to-energy plant Scientists doubt pyrolysis plant is as green as marketing suggests … [Read more...] about Bioplant experts say Feilding waste-to-energy plant will work as intended