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Mary Poppins

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  1. The public are asked to report instances of pollution to the Environment Protection Unit. It would be a good idea to publish a phone number. Does anyone on here know what it is?
  2. Advert in guardian yesterday:- Managing Director of Acute Services Isle of Man Government £91,200 - £114,000 DHSC requires a talented and experienced person to deliver safe, high quality healthcare to the people of the Isle of Man
  3. Oh, yes, we are! http://www.manxradio.com/newsread.aspx?id=70722
  4. I wonder how much it has cost to produce the very expensive-looking, glossy "Isle of Culture" magazine which has been delivered this morning? And how much will the Post Office have been charged to deliver it? How can the Government justify this kind of expenditure? I can't imagine that it will bring any extra revenue into the coffers.......
  5. No, the rich little isle of Man gives about 0.06% of GNP when it should be 0.7% to reach the Millennium Development Goals. Last I heard, that had now gone down to 0.01%. When we are desperately trying to be seen as "good guys" on the international scene, this is not good. In fact, it's shameful!
  6. http://www.manxradio.com/newsread.aspx?id=70500 Here it is......
  7. Bump! Tomorrow @ Keyll Darree @ 7.00 for 7.30pm.
  8. Food security is one of the reasons that I think we should shop locally, and is why the Government should be leading by example. If we keep on buying imported bread, milk, meat etc, then it is highly likely that the local businesses which supply these basic food items will close. Then what do we do in the event of a prolonged period of bad weather, fuel shortage, strike or whatever, when the boat doesn't sail? We won't be able to fly in enough to feed everyone for very long, and we all know how the Tesco shelves are bare even after a couple of missed sailings. No Laxey Mill for flour, no Ramsey Bakery, no Creamery etc......
  9. Oops! Sorry.... It's 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Come and join us for a cuppa first.
  10. The local branch of Friends of the Earth are bringing over Craig Bennett, the director of Policy and Campaigns, from London next week. He will be speaking at a public meeting at Keyll Darree, next to Noble's Hospital next Tuesday 18th March. His talk will be titled "Is Extreme Weather the New Normal? And if so, what to do about it?" So for all members of the Manx public, business and political community who care about the island's future, and its context in a changing global environment, here's a great opportunity to hear some key ideas on where changes in the world around may be taking us. Craig is a personable, entertaining and well-respected speaker, and we'll be asking him for his observations on what the future might hold for an environment and economy such as ours - and what actions we and our leaders should be taking to secure a safe, healthy and prosperous future.
  11. This was on the North West News programme this evening, no sign of it on MR website:- http://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_306266.html Mary PS Sorry, not sure how to post links correctly
  12. It could be a plume moth. Google Images have some good photos. MP
  13. Just a warning! The big sign in the window saying "Three pizzas for the price of two", applies only to Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs, a fact which you don't find out until you pay. There is no mention of this restriction on the sign. Is this legal? Btw, they do very good pizzas! MP
  14. I can't believe how little reaction there has been to the news of this man's visit. Has no-one else visited his website, read the answers to his "Ask John Mackay" questions, learned of his bonkers (and dangerous) views? The Christians who have invited him say he will be speaking only about creation. So, if I bring a radical fundamental muslim preacher to the Island to speak to various groups of people, including a youth service, about Manx cats it will be OK? Or a Taliban leader, to talk about furniture, in spite of his views about killing women who drive, or who go out without their husbands? There would, quite rightly, be outrage, yet this person's visit has had very little opposition. Can anyone tell me why?
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