Day: June 1, 2020

Make Covid-19 recovery green, say business leaders

More than 200 top UK firms and investors are calling on the government to deliver a Covid-19 recovery plan that prioritises the environment.

They say efforts to repair the economy should support the government’s commitment to tackle the climate change crisis.

They believe ministers should use the Covid-19 lockdown as a springboard to propel a green economy.

The signatories to the letter include Lloyds Bank, Asda, Siemens and Sky.

The proposals outlined by firms such as Mitsubishi, Signify and Yorkshire Water in a letter to the prime minister include:

  • Driving investment in low carbon innovation, infrastructure and industries.
  • Focusing support on sectors that can best support the environment, increase job creation and foster the recovery – whilst also decarbonising the economy.
  • Putting strings on financial support to ensure firms getting bailout cash are well managed, and in step with climate goals.

In a speech on Thursday Boris Johnson briefly committed

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Hunting Cameras and "Deer Camp"

Every year for the past 25 plus years, I have hosted what has been referred to as “deer camp” during the first week of gun season, for my sons, my nephew, and some of their friends from college. Normally, when you think of “camp” it evokes images of tents, sleeping bags, campfires, and no running water-unless there is a nearby stream. This camp is my home, complete with big screen TV and full sized pool table. The group has evolved over the years, but some of the practices remain constant. One of those is the annual ritual of pulling out scrapbooks with the pictures of deer bagged in previous years.

Pictures are labeled: “My first deer,” “Biggest buck of the year,” “Most typical rack,” “Farthest drag,” etc. As the pictures are viewed, each year’s hunt is recalled in great detail by all who were involved. Each image evokes feelings of … Read More