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  1. Andy Onchan

    Steam Packet to be sold

    I have never understood why IOMSCo doesn't at least have a bus to Lime Street. I think I would pay extra to ensure that I don't have to: a) queue for a taxi, and b) lug my suitcases around. They have the option to book for lounges, why don't they have the option to buy a bus ticket?
  2. Andy Onchan

    Steam Packet to be sold

    I'm sure that if the shareholders knew how some of these companies operate they'd be appalled. The main issue is that some companies are just too big to manage effectively.
  3. Andy Onchan

    Steam Packet to be sold

    But it has to be said that not all private sector companies have embraced the leaner, flatter model. Some behemoths in the energy, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors are absolute masters at having meetings about meetings and totally avoiding the various elephants in the various rooms.
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    The next MMR?

    I've often wondered how effective flu vaccines are. I qualified and started having the vaccine 2 years ago. Anyone who has had the flu (as opposed to a heavy cold) will know how really uncomfortable it is even as a fit adult. I had it the once when I was about 20/21. It took me two weeks to get over it. My mother called the quack who promptly told me to stop being a wuss drink plenty of fluids and get on with it, you're body will develop enough immunity to last you a good number of years. No medication, no jabs, nothing was prescribed. I've never had flu since. I've no idea if the last two jabs have worked or not. So was it a waste of taxpayers money? http://time.com/5160213/flu-shot-effectiveness-2018/
  5. Andy Onchan

    The next MMR?

    All he's doing is regurgitating what's out there on t'interweb. Alternative medicine/lifestyle has it's place if it works for you.
  6. Andy Onchan

    MOUNTAIN ROAD

    Ouch.... too much detail.
  7. Andy Onchan

    Steam Packet to be sold

    Yes. Many as "Director of Policy" for whatever we need to have a policy for. I might be naive but I thought it was our elected that decided Policy and we simply engaged an existing Cyril within whichever department it falls under to manage it. But then, WTF do I know. I recall listening to such Director of Policy on MR (can't remember what the Policy/department was) and wondered how someone at the age 28 (at that time) could possibly have the experience and knowledge about the subject. It was quite painful to hear them 'um and 'er their way through the interview. A couple of these people proudly boast on their CV that they were, at one time, political researchers for some MP in Westminster. So the career path goes: School, Uni, Westminster researcher = expert on Policy for IOMG. No life skills or job experience necessary, it seems.
  8. Andy Onchan

    Steam Packet to be sold

    Indeed. Comments made by ET hit the nail on the head. I will be surprised if any documentation will be made available. And, I still don't understand why there was such a rush to push it through. There's something about this whole exercise that smells... and it ain't roses.
  9. Andy Onchan

    MOUNTAIN ROAD

    And another: https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/mountain-road-closed-after-accident/
  10. Andy Onchan

    Ben My Chree and sulphure/NO2 emissions

    One thing's for sure the global carriers won't get all their vessels retrofitted with scrubbers before the IMO deadline.
  11. Andy Onchan

    Manx Radio

    Is that possible, in Colby?
  12. Andy Onchan

    Horse Trams

    Rather interestingly the article nor the Museum say who the owner is...... didn't the Big Cheese, AKA HRH The Chief Minister purchase one of these a while back when they were being sold off?
  13. Andy Onchan

    Plans for lord street

    Almost all 'new' buildings in Douglas are incongruous. This new development won't look out of place any more than any others, except perhaps for the size. And speaking of size.... if the development is going to be an all-in-one connected building then it will look rather intimidating and cast a shadow across the road over the development on the opposite side of Lord Street. But perhaps I'm being too picky!
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    Isle of Man News and Politics

    Indeed JW, had Tynwald agreed to the LIsvane recommendation that there'd be no political members for any departments then we would have at least some opposition by now: Money is at the root of this issue, nothing more.
  15. Andy Onchan

    Steam Packet Ireland

    Exactly the point I made above. A whole market has been virtually ignored for the last 20 years; almost a generation.
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