Heaney, who died aged 74 in 2013, was from a Catholic and nationalist background, an identity manifest in his famous line: “Be advised my passport’s green. No glass of ours was ever raised to toast the Queen”. But poems like Death of a Naturalist, Digging and Mid-Term Break tapped into a humanity which cut across the political divide and enchanted readers around the world. … [Read more...] about Seamus Heaney’s words heal wounds reopened on Ireland’s border
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On New Year's Eve, she left a post on her Facebook page talking about fresh starts and forgiveness and saying that she was 'walking into 2020 with a clear heart'. 'Life is too short for pent up anger, holding of grudges and extra stress or pain,' she wrote. 'Here's to 2020.' … [Read more...] about Was Boris Johnson’s neighbour killed by a gun from her own secret armoury? Haunting twist following savage murder at a home on the PM’s country estate sparked by an affair
Three-quarters of the 2 million foreign tourists who came to Kenya last year came for the wildlife. Were it not for tourism, many of the 160 private reserves that provide vital corridors for migrating animals and excess grazing capacity for the country’s national parks would revert to being hunting grounds or be turned over for agriculture, threatening one of the greatest concentrations of animal life in the world. Competition for grazing land, especially during times of drought, has intensified long-standing conflict between the needs of local communities and the region’s unique wildlife. As Paula Kahumbu, the CEO of conservation organisation Wildlife Direct, wrote in the Guardian, “most Kenyan youth see wildlife as irrelevant, something that benefits a few, rich visitors or white landowners”. In the wake of violent incursions on ranches and wildlife parks over the years, safari outfits have looked for ways to make tourism directly support the local population. … [Read more...] about The end of tourism?
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