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  1. It says they are experts at transformation ... they are right, they've transformed Ronaldsway into the biggest shit show laughing stock you can imagine, and spent 100 million doing it !
    9 points
  2. No assumption. Just stating facts as reported in the news. Finch Road? Who would have thought it? I bet they are collecting barrow loads of evidence and all having a right moan back at the station about having to work late sifting though it.
    7 points
  3. Admiral J. Watterson will be onboard just as soon as he emerges from his fancy dress box... he can't find his admirals cap.
    6 points
  4. Well yeah. It was just easier to say Royal Navy for the sake of explaining to anyone not familiar with the various branches of the military. Maybe they've come to sort the Prom out? These are the type of vessels that get dispatched to disaster zones like hurricanes etc.
    6 points
  5. Aviation. Maritime and Rail. Just wait until Longworth joins up!
    5 points
  6. Well this was a really risky 50/50 thread to open!
    5 points
  7. Wonder who has an office there. Must have been some early morning knocks.
    5 points
  8. Royal Navy supply vessel. Possibly bringing us bread and gas?
    5 points
  9. Doubt it. There’s nothing remotely funny about these two individuals. Rage inducing maybe. Funny: no.
    4 points
  10. KFC will be open soon. Simple solution to the problem I would say.
    4 points
  11. If you have any knowledge of engineering type companies then you will know that Siemens is one of the very, very best. If you read the Strategic Board Minutes you will see they, Siemens, could not find a solution to the points/ traffic light system that we need for the horse trams and turned down the job. That tells me it is impossible, if Siemens cant make it work, then no one can. Longwok thinks it can be done, so it follows that he is right and Siemens are wrong. He is a bus transport manager on a small island and Siemens are a multinational, multi-discipline engineering company with a turnover in excess of the islands GDP. WHO DO YOU THINK KNOWS MORE? Answers on the back of a Postcard addressed to Taxi Vannin C/O Banks Circus (Has there ever been a more appropriate address than Banks Circus? Who has the clown shoes on today down there or do the management all have their own clown shoes? 🙂
    4 points
  12. Surely he'll have a Seaman outfit?
    4 points
  13. Like a lot of things in life if you do nothing then the only thing that changes is that it will get worse. Absolutely 100% guaranteed. Putin annexed the Crimea and supported the separatists in the Donbas and the West huffed and puffed and did little else. This invasion is the net result of that inactivity. So Putin has to be stopped. If not in Ukraine then it will be somewhere else. One massive difference between the combatants is the fighting spirit of the Ukrainians. They very much do not want to be a vassal state kow-towing to Moscow. It is a bad mistake to underestimate this. So the war will go on. Unfortunately the East of the country is perfect AFV terrain that suits the Soviet tactics. All the Ukrainians can do is destroy enough of the soviet armour to make Putin think again. Because they simply cannot win a war of attrition.
    4 points
  14. The whole thing looked wrong from the outset. Not sure what normally happens when there is a death or unplanned injury during a medical procedure, but surely there should have been a referral to a medical body first to determine if there was negligence sufficient to warrant calling the police or if it was one of those cases where an unexpected sequence of events had a disastrous outcome? What specialist medical expertise was used in the police investigation? The circumstances would be so unusual and require specialist knowledge that normal investigative processes couldn't be employed, you would think. It just appears, although I could be wrong, that the investigation (and there should have been one but the question is by whom) was set down the wrong path early on and was never put back on the right track. If you think about it, any medical procedure is an assault but is permissable because of the greater good achieved and a written consent is usually obtained. Of course, things may go wrong and they do, but when they do is the first response to call the police? Were the correct procedures in place for such an event and were they followed? All very sad for the four anaesthetists, the deceased and his family, who must have had their bereavement made worse because of the police investigation, but was this handled correctly? A public apology to all would be in order, but from whom? Manx Care, DHSC, the police, the AG's office?
    4 points
  15. The address is a generic company address - i.e. a box number. The phone number is Colchester (far be it from me to suggest you phone them up to ask how the bar code scanners are doing). Spake, Jeremy, Dr., joined the company on 1 April. You are all making sarcastic, cynical comments (not the kind of thing I would do), but note that both these people were carefully selected by your superiors for their acknowledged and proven skills to run an international airport with an estimated x million passengers per year, which they did successfully for several years. You don't like my comments? Well, who ya gonna call?
    3 points
  16. I would disagree Derek its not random, it seems a targeted attempt to take all SME type business under gov control. If it was targeted it would be justifiable, its not, it's more than random, it's a "Let us think what we can do today to piss off a private business and/ or make it harder for them to operate" with a 🙂 at the end of a interdepartmental email............. I do know this to be true because a close relative works in it.... That department is just a bunch of walter mitty "businessmen" who are playing with others money. I have said this many times but Dept of Enterprise should be making private business viable and supporting SMEs. NOT SETTING UP COMPETITOR BUSINESSES' AND PUTTING HURDLES IN THE WAY OF PRIVATE ENTERPRISE.
    3 points
  17. We could always get a management consultancy firm into sort things out. Who ya gonna call?, airport busters , AKA Team Annie and Jez. The business: https://transformmoc.com/?fbclid=IwAR1z4_7iAIW0sFDZnPyiP5MiWEkEtutF-9tAjJK-uq7UCOduZd06RV4DGyY The company info: (see people) https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/14018199/officers?fbclid=IwAR2_l0cu0Ql4aT7dF3IuJ3Ip6Cx0uI6pogd-TU9Ljgk8xiIQLqcqAaU_LfI
    3 points
  18. They are not starving they are eating the frogs, lizards and greenery according to some lady on MR who is a protector of the habitat etc. What about the birds that eat insects and worms they will be on the extinction list next. It is the humans that cause all the trouble on this Island especially the ones working themselves up to a nice government pension and looking to appear busy with loads of tax payers money to hand.
    3 points
  19. The only publicity I have seen so far is that McGuinness guy, 50 years old should know better, an Aussie who is not coming as he is racing elsewhere and someone I have never heard of that is excited and race ready. Only 30 days to go, 30 more lectures on the Isle of Man Police Facebook site 🙄 . If they did their job and stopped the idiots that do 50 mph in 20 mph estates they would be achieving something. They caught 25 speeders at Easter and thought it was a good result…pathetic. Today the lecture was about wearing your shorts whilst zooming around on your motorbikes, so you lot have been warned
    3 points
  20. The police must get ripped off to fuck when they're buying it.
    3 points
  21. Another quality IOMG approved and totally screwed up scheme.
    3 points
  22. I'm sure the seamen will be all over him for his outfit.
    3 points
  23. Manx radio. Well I've just caught the news on sky to hear NCA police investigating PPE fraud on iom with discreet raids made on island. I've just read manx radio news, no mention of the PPE fraud. My point is l had to tune into Sky news for important information on our island. Surely it should more informative, l understand no arrest have been made, is this the reason we weren't give full story.
    3 points
  24. All of them. Signed, Laurence.
    3 points
  25. And what do you base these heightened fears on Boris?
    2 points
  26. It is a way of someone trying to justify their salary whilst doing nothing of import. It is scandalous that money is being wasted in this way but it is always a joy and a pleasure to spend other people’s money especially when there is no accountability. I believe Manx Radio requested this FOI if so let us have more investigative journalism instead of the usual tosh. The headlines on 3fm were about the cocks that were causing trouble up North….don’t even go there.
    2 points
  27. Yes and no. If you have worked both here and uk, you now need to apply to both locations for separate pensions. You will then receive two pensions based on contributions and top ups. So for example, if you worked 25 years over there, then 20 years here, you can claim 25/35ths of a uk pension and 20/35ths of a Manx one.
    2 points
  28. Yes, they have limited the entries in each class so the fast riders at the front dont come across 65 year old wobblers riding 50 mph slower than them around a blind corner. They have stated its to stop the fast riders lapping the hobby riders. Yeah I know, shocking truth for the so called capital of road racing in the world.......... This is part of the trumpeted SMS (Safety Management System) that has gems like " supplying the correct PPE! and Proper fire fighting equipment!!!! Which is an admission that they have been doing it like a bunch of amateurs. I really hate to think what this year will bring, I FORESEE A DEATH FEST FAR WORSE THAN EVER.
    2 points
  29. don't worry people are not hungry enough at present , you can beat a nice pot of Coq au Vin , perhaps our visiting foreign Johnies will take a fancy to them , but on a serious note if they are not required and not really edible , the kindest thing would be for some poultryman to put them out of their misery and not leave them to fight and starve in a glen somewhere ,
    2 points
  30. The opportunity for people to get vaccinated if they haven't already should remain.
    2 points
  31. The ones by the kids park on the prom cost. Whoever was responsible for that decision is a prick.
    2 points
  32. Nothing is for nothing
    2 points
  33. Were they ?? Or was it just they limited the entrants in each race to 60.
    2 points
  34. Interesting to see who represented us regarding the new terminal in Liverpool and wether the interests of the isle of Man are protected in some way ? and why someone has chosen a design that uses a Hydraulic system for the landing stage in stead of a tidal based floating system which is commonly used in tidal estuaries ,and along the river Mersey a bit like the over engineered electronic points and traffic management system for a horse tram ,that is currently unravelling and causing embarrassment at the moment , and might I add significant cost !!
    2 points
  35. I see what you did there......
    2 points
  36. That’s about right, yes.
    2 points
  37. Heavens, you're obsessed with the woman. I'll have you know that our fine civil servants and their CoC chums can come up with money-wasting schemes without any help from politicians, thank you. There's actually another topic on this subject with more information in it, but I don't know if anyone expected the whole thing to be quite this unsuccessful. They've actually spent £192,953.69 so as to have only £66,782 spent in the economy. Not even the finest Skellynomics can make that look good. The only good thing is that they haven't spent the whole £500,000 that was originally proposed. Though I'm sure Allinson will have plenty assuring him that the only thing to do is throw good money after bad. Edited to add: By "£66,782 spent in the economy", I mean spent by the public not including the bonus added on by the DfE. Though even here the word 'public' is stretching it as many of the cards seem to have been bought by companies as part of their Christmas bonuses for employees and so it is money that would have been spent anyway - just with a government top-up. As usual the DfE's idea of stimulating the economy doesn't seem to go beyond "giving money to your mates".
    2 points
  38. Pay's actually pretty good - some of them are just under £100,000 and the AG is much better paid than his counterpart in Scotland. All the additional work, such as procurement and the regulation of charities was pushed by them as part of their empire building, no doubt at much greater expense that if they had been left as simple administration. As for the politics, of course it's as poisonous as it is in the rest of government here, but when have lawyers ever held back from playing politics? The main problem is the same as it is elsewhere in government. Failure, no matter how obvious or public is ignored or even rewarded. Success and integrity are treated with suspicion at best.
    2 points
  39. The BBC have more details: Accusations of gross negligence manslaughter against four Manx Care anaesthetists over the death of a patient have been dismissed. Katherine Teare, Miklos Palotas, Alison Hool and Sheila Clarke were charged after James Joseph Shimmin, 55, died at Noble's Hospital on 4 February 2021. Deputy High Bailiff James Brooks told Douglas Courthouse there was not enough evidence for a safe conviction. As a result, he ruled that he would not commit the four doctors for trial. Mr Shimmin, who lived in Douglas, died following an operation at the hospital. The seriousness of the charges meant the case could only be heard in the higher court, and committal was challenged by the medics' lawyers. Dismissing the case against the four, Deputy High Bailiff Brooks said that given the evidence, he could not see how a jury could find the actions of the medics to have amounted to gross negligence. In a joint statement, Manx Care and the Department of Health and Social Care acknowledged the court's decision, but said "given the complexity of this matter", they would make no further comment about the case. They added that the four anaesthetists were continuing in their roles "in line with guidance from the General Medical Council". As I pointed out when this was announced, cases like this are ridiculously rare - nothing like it in the whole of the British isles for at least 250 years. And it's also rare for such cases to be challenged at committal - because, as it says above, if there is any chance of conviction (not a certainty or even a likelihood, just the remotest possibility) then the case proceeds to trial. So for this case to fail at that stage, then the evidence must have been incredibly weak and clearly the BMA knew this, which is why it was challenged. So it's not just the DHSC and Manx care who have to answer for this, it's also the Police and especially the AG's Office. No doubt the Cabinet Office will have its fingers in there somewhere as well (not least regarding the way the information went to the media). And we shouldn't let them get away with muttering about "the complexity of this matter". Even if it is true (and I doubt it), these people are paid to deal with complex issues and to do so competently and to be able to explain their decisions.
    2 points
  40. Oh, there's a surprise. It's disgusting they were even arrested, let alone charged. Someone who was interviewed as part of this could barely control their anger afterwards "they didn't know what they were asking".
    2 points
  41. It’s certainly true that someone who has his ear should tactfully tell him to stop using it for sure. It’s not helping the project or his reputation. That said, I think he’s doing as good a job as he can do given what he has inherited. Despite his ‘hopeful’ catchphrase, he’s honest, realistic and communicates with the public without the bullshitting back covering clap trap from those that have gone before. He knows he’s taken on a poisoned chalice and he’s doing above and beyond what previous ministers have done to get it sorted. I wouldn’t fancy his job one but he’s showing nothing but determination and a lot of hard work to turn things around. And someone thinks Cregeen would do better and wants him to come back? He had years to do better and look what he left us with. Behave.
    2 points
  42. It's a little world of its own, of appointments, career advances...and, above all, looking after oneself. One wonders if this, and others, had any real democratic political scrutiny in respect of need or requirement before being sanctioned? Cabinet Office is now a huge PS edifice all of its own, the costs in salaries and running must be horrifying.
    2 points
  43. Most circuit owners not only have to pay to build their circuit, meet the requirements of the FIA and FIM but also pay millions for the racing to come to them.
    2 points
  44. Not to me. Call me soft hearted if you will. 😟
    1 point
  45. I guess. I mean I literally run a crypto gaming operation and I can’t see any reason to ever even look at something like CC. But then I’ve never been a fan of random tokens and general shitcoins.
    1 point
  46. Cambon explanation is correct as several friends have just claimed & get more than locals who have worked same amount of years but only in IOM however you don’t get the Manx supplement which is being phased out if you are not resident in Iom
    1 point
  47. I prefer, if it's free, it's not worth anything...
    1 point
  48. https://www.manxnostalgia.com/shop/blankets/tt-scoreboard This blanket/throw is dedicated to the Isle of Man TT Scoreboard that’s been used for nearly 100 years from 1922 until 2020. It showcases the fastest laps, race time & average speed (to date) including Peter Hickman (10), Dean Harrison (2), Michael Dunlop (6), Ian Hutchinson (4), John McGuinness (1) & also Joey Dunlop (3). - Blanket size: 50″ × 60″ (127 × 153 cm) - Soft silk-touch fabric - Machine-washable - Hypoallergenic - 100% polyester - White reverse side https://www.manxnostalgia.com/shop/blankets/tt-scoreboard
    1 point
  49. I bet Daffy was a supporter of this , has her fingerprints all over it !
    1 point
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