"The mood will pass, sir.”
― from "The Code of the Woosters" by P.G. Wodehouse
The meeting between Barack Obama and Carl-Henric Svanberg, chairman of BP, has changed the mood music surrounding the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. For the US president, the $20bn claims fund and suspension of BP's dividend are vindication of his tough stance on holding the company to account. For BP, the fund establishes a framework, endorsed by the Obama administration, within which it can deal with the claims. That should give the oil group a greater measure of clarity on its exposure for the next three to four years.
Likewise, some acclaimed aphrodisiacs contain traces of chemicals that might stimulate sexual activity (suggestions include the zinc in oysters and a chemical related to the male hormone testosterone in truffles). But the pleasures associated with their consumption can be more striking than any actual chemical effect. One of these foods is extraordinarily slippery and the other headily aromatic. In addition, the seducer may offer them in a mood-inducing setting, such as a comfortable, candlelit room filled with "mood music."
Environment | 26.06.2009
Germany's Wadden Sea mudflats named world heritage site
IN BRIEF: Coastal wetland that forms in sheltered areas such as bays, lagoons, etc.