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  1. The chinook helicopter that landed at the hospital this evening was apparently carrying equipment to help sort the internet issues. A generator I hear.
  2. My son wants to run the Overwatch game on his (fairly budget) laptop. I have been looking at the minimum requirements for the game. These include: Video - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (or like) Processor - Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom X3 8650 I know diddly squit about the internal dynamics of a computer so I have no idea if our laptop would be up to the job. This is what we have: Video - Intel UHD Graphics 610 Processor - Intel Pentium 5405U 2.3 GHz I don’t know if this is ok or not, so if some kind soul could help me out I’d be muchly grateful.
  3. Many teachers will be quite happy to carry on with ‘action short of strike’ for months and months to come. No meetings to go to. No classroom observation or performance management. No lunchtime activities to run with students. For most this in itself will represent a significant improvement in working conditions
  4. This is a renewed mandate for the current industrial action. Not an escalation as such. No doubt it’s going to go on for some time to come.
  5. Qualtroughs are the absolute bee’s knees. Such helpful people. Never patronise you if you’re just a humble DIYer looking for some good advice.
  6. How many years has Manx Forums been around?
  7. I predict that the 'Action Short of Strike' will expand in the autumn to cover parents' evenings if the dispute isn't resolved this summer. The new pay deal from the UK is best for new entrants (they're getting over a 5% pay rise). They really need to attract some good brains into the profession on the island and the only way that's going to happen is with a further pay award.
  8. Teachers will be getting a 3.1% pay rise in the UK in the autumn it says in the Times today. This will be mirrored in the IOM.
  9. A graduate's debts also need to be part of those calculations. A direct comparison with the Channel Islands isn't quite what its seems. The Jersey teacher's pay dispute settled a few years ago (which resulted in a substantial pay rise) was only sorted by the signing of an agreement with their government which effectively blunted the power of the unions. Qualified teachers in Jersey (2020) start on £37,702 - for the IOM it's £24,373. However, the prices in Jersey are somewhat above that of a flat in St. Pauls Sq Ramsey: https://property.jerseyeveningpost.com/search?buyrent=b&am
  10. Did you get a refund?
  11. Marble Racing - to fill your days of lock-down:
  12. Good luck trying to get a refund through the airline. I got all my hopes up this morning when I got through to customer services at Easyjet after only a very short wait. However, they refused to give a refund on the flights that I had booked for Easter and which had been cancelled by Easyjet. They said they stopped giving refunds on Friday. They would only offer a voucher for future travel. I pushed them but they wouldn't budge. I'll take this through my credit card company instead.
  13. It means Ronaldsway will be closing next week...
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    That's my understanding too - that there were no landings on the stairs at all. How could they miss them off? Also that the size/positioning of the top of the slide would mean any little tykes could clamber out on to the nearby ceiling structure if they so wished. That's what I heard from the aforementioned lady down the pub anyway. It does seem a great shame that children still don't get to enjoy the shallower pools. The younger section of the Fournier clan had a great time there when they were toddlers.
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