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  1. He may we’ll be entitled to wear a uniform, with appropriate insignia to show honorary rank and the service. But not a white uniform in Scotland. White is strictly tropical dress . Last time I looked Scotland wasn’t in the tropics.
  2. We were in Sitges, in Catalunya. Before mobile data. We had driven down. Staying in a terrible holiday apartment in Plaça Espanya. No Airconditioning. Stifling heat. No TV in apartment. Not sure how we got word, but we watched the pictures in the window of a local TV shop.
  3. As the liquidation proved solvent, everyone got their money back. It took time. Net cost to IoMG was zero. And if they had adequately funded the DCS, as they should, there wouldn’t have been a cash flow issue. The IoMG did waste money on legal costs and reconstruction/disposal experts fees, but that’s a different story of behaving like headless chickens.
  4. Goodbye. You clearly didn’t comprehend your public warning.
  5. Do IOM post operate any post offices, anymore, except the counter at HQ? There are no crown offices anymore. The rest are sub post offices. They are a sort of a weird franchise where the franchisor pays the franchisee. Run by private persons/companies
  6. Several Spar shops are also sub post offices. But they don’t offer the cafe, seating area, community hub facilities being suggested. Presumably if the brewery thought it was a viable concept they’d develop it?
  7. John Wright

    Manx Care

    That is exactly what we do. There are a range of things that a general hospital can do and Noble’s does lots.it should be able to diagnose and do convalescence/follow up. And treat the majority in between. The numbers which are sent away shouldn’t be many or for extended stays. Shipping to UK isn’t cheap. We pay for travel and the treatment. It’s the expertise that we could never provide. But having the best diagnostic equipment and linking it in to UK consultants so diagnosis is made here. That’s good. Plus more video consultations with Uk based consultants rather than monthly fly a
  8. @Neil Down @Cambon @Southfork @Nom de plume @Banker stop this tit for tat, immediate, knee jerk, disparagement of one another’s posts. It’s childish, in the extreme, puts other posters off, wrecks the thread. Repetition will result in a ban. And I mean ban, permanent, not suspension. @dilligaf don’t jump on the bandwagon. You will only get pulled in. This a public moderator warning. It’s final and not open to challenge. You may not agree. But you need to accept. last time I issued a warning like this @woolley lost the plot, challenged, was suspended, flounced and left. W
  9. The test for police station bail and the time limits for detaining someone whilst there’s an investigation are totally unrelated to whether an offence has been committed ( ie guilt ) and have nothing to do with sentence. People can’t just be locked up whilst investigations are carried out, for weeks, months, years. The only thing you can draw from the report is that currently there isn’t sufficient evidence to charge and investigations are ongoing.
  10. It’s nothing to do with Perkins. Anyway I want a rational discussion, which I know I could have with you. Not with a lame duck politico. I asked a question, you agreed to answer if I answered your questions. I did. You may not agree, indeed your much more cynical about Noble’s than I. But it’s all we’ve got. Now you’re ducking and diving. Stop trying to imitate BoJo. Whats your answer? For what it’s worth my view is the two positions are irrelevant to one another. Treatment under the NHS is based on clinical need, not moral, philosophical or political viewpoint or opinion.
  11. So, you have the right to opt out to protect your corpse from the “butchers” you fear. Now, stop avoiding and deflecting and answer the question. If you opt out but need a transplant should you still be entitled?
  12. What mistakes do you envisage? You’re dead. Why should it matter? It won’t matter to you, you’re not here. Are your family so selfish that they’d object? What expertise is required? There’ll be an online registry of opt out. Cross referenced by name and NHS number, hopefully tied into the UK register. Really you’ve asked three questions. Capacity? Not quite sure of context? Capacity to deal with the opt out system? Capacity to make use of the increase in availability of organs? What? Not sure capacity to make use locally is a pre requisite. There’ll be some organs that can be used
  13. And if you needed a transplant? Should those who opt out of donating be opted out of receiving?
  14. I don’t think Grimaldi Lines would let you on without the form. so no need to be awake At Civitavecchia. The only copies on the day I travelled were in Italian. My Italian is rusty. It was fun to fill in.
  15. Phone box, same one each time. Tried to place a reverse charge call, which my family refused. They then rang me back.
  16. I filled out the form in Barcelona before embarking. There was no check coming off the boat. I’m well aware of the various regs. I’ve been travelling and make sure I’ve got the forms and tests. I actually had a negative PCR the day I departed for Rome because it was also mandatory for Greek entry the day after Italy. You note they don’t require to see the test result!
  17. Strangely not as you come off the ferry from Barcelona to Rome. But it’s a test, not 14 days isolation. And each of those countries bar Greece has higher figures than Bulgaria. Theyre in the Amber category. Only two EU countries on the Italian red list. Bulgaria and Romania
  18. No. Last week Spain registered 120,000 cases. UK 23,400. heres the latest EU prevalence table per 100.000. Next one due tomorrow. https://www.statista.com/statistics/1110187/coronavirus-incidence-europe-by-country/
  19. As I say, different countries have different systems, and country wide and regional distinctions. The commonest figure for Green to Amber ( not red ) boundary is 20:100,000. Ive a car stuck in Bulgaria that I want to get to Spain. Bulgaria is at 23. Italy has had it on Red, ie 14 days quarantine, since early August. So I can’t use the ferries from Greece to Italy and Italy to Spain. And the countries to the north, the land route are blocked also. it’s bizarre as Italy hasn’t banned travel from Spain which has sky high figures.
  20. As I say, different countries have different systems, and country wide and regional distinctions. The commonest figure for Green to Amber ( not red ) boundary is 20:100,000. Ive a car stuck in Bulgaria that I want to get to Spain. Bulgaria is at 23. Italy has had it on Red, ie 14 days quarantine, since early August. So I can’t use the ferries from Greece to Italy and Italy to Spain. And the countries to the north, the land route are blocked also. it’s bizarre as Italy hasn’t banned travel from Spain which has sky high figures.
  21. It isn’t out of line. It’s guernsey that’s out of line at 33. Many countries are using a semaphore or traffic light system. The most commonly used boundary between green and amber is 20 in 100.000 ( or 1 in 5000 as Howie so quaintly puts it ) I even think there’s a Manx reason. If you visit the many Manx FB Covid and politics pages you’ll see the argument regularly trotted out that x in 100,000 doesn’t apply here because there are only 84,500 of us!
  22. A few days ago @dilligaf criticised me for going for a holiday in the sun. Just to prove how wrong he was - video of yesterday evening. https://www.facebook.com/526416560874507/posts/1634325923416893/
  23. I posted about this a few pages back. Why we use base 5000 when everyone else uses base 100,000 is inexplicable. The Howie 50 against ONS 35 is probably because Howie used the figures from a single day whereas ONS is a rolling 7 day figure.
  24. Maybe a sort of statutory or regulatory sailing so the master keeps his ability to navigate in to Belfast without a pilot
  25. As it’s Mayflower 400 next month, and November, and there were only 132 Puritan passengers and crew the fact there was a Manx woman, and her husband, who may have been more than Manx by marriage, is actually significant. And given the very limited numbers there aren’t actually many places that can lay claim to a link.
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