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  1. When will the IOM Government also do this - and do so properly? The number and costs of both of the two empires with the creation of Manx Care are a complete disgrace. Highest-paid UK NHS managers could be cleared out in Treasury audit Audit to shine a light on duplication. All UK government departments must give breakdown of jobs so officials can evaluate each team, its costs and whether roles are duplicated By Christopher Hope and Tony Diver UK Ministers have ordered an audit of NHS jobs as part of a probe into departmental spending on civil service jobs which could lead to a thinning out of highly paid posts in the health service. Stephen Barclay, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has ordered every government department to submit a report into how many staff they have on the payroll. The news came amid concern that the NHS will swallow the entire £36 billion raised over the next three years from the tax hikes, even though £5.4 billion has been earmarked for social care. Departments have been asked to submit a full list of their workforces and their associated bodies so that Treasury officials can start to look at duplication in the jobs that they hold. A particular focus for Mr Barclay is the thousands of staff in the Department of Health and National Health Service, which last week put out job adverts for 42 new executives on salaries of up to £270,000, who share the same roles.
  2. Does not matter. Idiotic design is idiotic design in either case. And the DoI (the Despicable Department of Imbeciles) has had to sign off on any design.
  3. You can direct such questions to the Practice Manager. Last I knew it was a Cathy Poultney.
  4. Dr Hopkinson retired in February this year after giving plenty of notice of that and also after postponing his original intention to retire considerably earlier.
  5. Still more than is needed. Giant PLCs have only those three too! And how many managers are there at the IOM PO? And how much do all the executives and all the managers cost the public including all the perks and the costs of all of their accomodation and all their ''support'' staff and all the other related costs too? And of course there are also all the costs of the Chairman, Vice Chairman and the rest of the completely obscene and needless bloat. Have you checked the prevalent views of the troops who actually do the real work to see if they think any of that obscene bloat is necessary and defensible?
  6. Maybe Dr. Ranson has gone away, using some of her annual leave, to research the latest in shredder technology for her political boss, Professor You Know Who. MBE and perhaps also for the Cabinet Office and the IOMG Communications Unit people too. Does anyone else, apart from the PAC and me, think that they have disrespected Dr. Ranson hugely, just as they did to Dr Glover?
  7. Do you suspect any 'seafoody' shredding or un-shredding or maybe even both? The esteemed 'Professor' Ashford would never allow anything like that or anything else ''seafoody'' in his always amazingly competent and wonderful value-for-the public's-money DHSC & Manx Care empire, surely?
  8. But that has not stopped the Ashford MBE circus sacking her within hours of the PAC publishing her evidence to them. THEY run the asylum. Tweeted this morning: Tanya August-Hanson MLC @Taniemarie 53m ''And... now I’m hearing she’s been sacked. That’s what I’ve been told from a very good source, yes.''
  9. Rachel Glover: ''Wow, the sheer level of legalese and spin from the DHSC in their response to Dr Ranson’s evidence mirrors my experience earlier this year. David Ashford and Kathryn Magson must be seriously rattled to be launching that kind of response. Both should have been fired long ago. Well done to the MHKs on the Public Accounts Committee for pushing so strongly for her evidence to be published, despite obvious legal challenge from the DHSC to stop it entirely.''
  10. London connectivity looks poor just now as we emerge from just under 16 months of restrictions. Looking ahead to the autumn, it looks like we get a couple of days each week with 2 LGW rotations, a couple of days with none and the rest with just 1 rotation. A London City or Heathrow route would need to be premium priced on smallish aircraft if it is to work. And it has not worked for long with any one airline in the past since the demise of Manx Airlines (who charged me £311 for day trip in the 1990s!). The added challenge now is that the most respected analysts foresee a permanent reduction of 40% to 50% in business travel. I suspect that it will be less than that but even at 25% that would mean any profit and much more just disappears. The London Gatwick route may be the only London one for a long time ahead although I also expect that easyJet will most likely consider trying to revive their previous Luton route at some point. Those who dislike easyJet should ask themselves what routes would even exist now without them let alone with their capacity, days of operation, frequencies and affordable prices on the IOM to Liverpool, Bristol, Belfast and Manchester routes. It is not as if Loganair have covered themselves in glory during the past 16 months of taking multi millions of the taxpayers' money here. And their handling of refunds was, and to an extent still remains, appalling. And let us not forget either that if Loganair could make LHR or LCY work financially (both worked fine operationally) then they would be doing so - and they or someone else will do so when and if sufficient demand exits for a profit to be made. And then there are the increasing major financial challenges for the IOM Government. They cannot simply keep chucking huge sums at an airline to keep a route alive. That much is obvious - they just stopped the vast amounts which were being paid to Loganair for the LCY and then the LHR services. I should also mention the further obstacles of the ever more aggressive 'Green Agendas' on which many prospective MHKs are already doing a lot of salivating................................
  11. Tweets by two local top people on IOMG ''Active Case nos'': Dr. Rachel Glover @rachomics Aug 2 ''The logical conclusion for cases "going down" on the Isle of Man is not that transmission is reducing. It's that everyone has given up reporting their positive LFDs so then no PCR test and not on the stats. If people believe the government don't care, they won't bother to engage.'' Dr. Rachel Glover Aug 2 ''What the retired consultant microbiologist at Nobles has to say about contact tracing being scaled back because the levels of COVID in the community are so high they can't cope: John Wardle @malew51 Aug 2 It will reduce the number of positive tests and allow Ashford to claim that there are fewer cases so their policies are working. If mitigations (masks, Social Distancing, quarantine / testing of all travellers) had continued there would really be fewer cases and resources would not be an issue.''
  12. LONG COVID - THE MAYO CLINIC. COVID-19 (coronavirus): LONG-TERM EFFECTS https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavirus-long-term-effects/art-20490351#:~:text=rates by state-,COVID-19 (coronavirus)%3A Long-term effects,completely within a few weeks. COVID-19 (coronavirus): Long-term effects COVID-19 symptoms can sometimes persist for months. The virus can damage the lungs, heart and brain, which increases the risk of long-term health problems. Most people who have coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) recover completely within a few weeks. But some people — even those who had mild versions of the disease — continue to experience symptoms after their initial recovery. These people sometimes describe themselves as "long haulers" and the conditions have been called post-COVID-19 syndrome or "long COVID-19." These health issues are sometimes called post-COVID-19 conditions. They're generally considered to be effects of COVID-19 that persist for more than four weeks after you've been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus. Older people and people with many serious medical conditions are the most likely to experience lingering COVID-19 symptoms, but even young, otherwise healthy people can feel unwell for weeks to months after infection. Common signs and symptoms that linger over time include: Fatigue Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Cough Joint pain Chest pain Memory, concentration or sleep problems Muscle pain or headache Fast or pounding heartbeat Loss of smell or taste Depression or anxiety Fever Dizziness when you stand Worsened symptoms after physical or mental activities ORGAN DAMAGE CAUSED BY COVID-19 Although COVID-19 is seen as a disease that primarily affects the lungs, it can damage many other organs as well. This organ damage may increase the risk of long-term health problems. Organs that may be affected by COVID-19 include: Heart. Imaging tests taken months after recovery from COVID-19 have shown lasting damage to the heart muscle, even in people who experienced only mild COVID-19 symptoms. This may increase the risk of heart failure or other heart complications in the future. Lungs. The type of pneumonia often associated with COVID-19 can cause long-standing damage to the tiny air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs. The resulting scar tissue can lead to long-term breathing problems. Brain. Even in young people, COVID-19 can cause strokes, seizures and Guillain-Barre syndrome — a condition that causes temporary paralysis. COVID-19 may also increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. Some adults and children experience multisystem inflammatory syndrome after they have had COVID-19. In this condition, some organs and tissues become severely inflamed.
  13. Herd immunity 'not a possibility' with Delta variant: Professor Sir Andrew Pollard, director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, has said herd immunity is "not a possibility" with the current Delta variant. He told a session of the All-Party Group on Coronavirus: "We know very clearly with coronavirus that this current variant, the Delta variant, will still infect people who have been vaccinated and that does mean that anyone who's still unvaccinated, at some point, will meet the virus." He added: "I think we are in a situation here with this current variant where herd immunity is not a possibility because it still infects vaccinated individuals." He predicted that the next thing may be "a variant which is perhaps even better at transmitting in vaccinated populations" making it "even more of a reason not to be making a vaccine programme around herd immunity."
  14. There is growing evidence that, among many other serious medical issues arising from getting Covid19, this virus can affect fertility. No such evidence exists regarding the vaccines being offered. I expect that may somewhat reduce your self titled Hugh G Rection! Perhaps you might read this article from the University of Miami: https://theconversation.com/covid-19-could-cause-male-infertility-and-sexual-dysfunction-but-vaccines-do-not-164139 In case you can't be bothered, here is a rapid executive Summary for you: ''Contrary to myths circulating on social media, COVID-19 vaccines do not cause erectile dysfunction and male infertility. What is true: SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, poses a risk for both disorders.''
  15. Booster vaccines are to be offered to 32 million Britons starting early next month with up to 2,000 pharmacies set to deliver the programme (to enable GPs and other NHS staff to handle patients waiting for other treatments etc) with nearly 2.5million third doses a week to be delivered starting in the first week of September. All 50+ adults and others vulnerable will be offered a booster.
  16. Clearly Nobles has not been overwhelmed - thank goodness - but it may be worth a mention that today there are 14 Covid19 infection cases in Noble's. One of them in ICU and I hear that case is not the same one as earlier this week.
  17. easyJet have confirmed a Manchester - IOM - Manchester daily service. They are now taking bookings for that route commencing on Monday 1 November. There will be one flight rotation every day and subject to demand they have plans for two flight rotations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The timings available just now to book from Manchester are Saturday 06.40 / Sunday 14.50 / Monday 11.40 / Tuesday 13.00 / Wednesday 18.10 / Thursday 15.00 and Friday 16.05 and the timings available to book from the Isle Of Man are Saturday 08.00 / Sunday 16.10 / Monday 13.00 / Tuesday 14.20 / Wednesday 19.30 / Thursday 16.20 and Friday 17.25. The timings of the possible second flight rotations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays have yet to be confirmed. Prices with only a small cabin bag start at just under £23 one-way from Manchester and just under £24 one-way from the Isle of Man.
  18. 1. What is your point Mr Wright? Is Covid19 in the UK but not here? What about the Delta variant? Is that also only in the UK? Should stores here just ignore the UK protocols and take no mitigation actions at all? 2. And what is your view on the current free-for-all in the light of the challenge of any new variants yet to appear for which our current vaccinations are not effective to the same extent? How long will it take to develop new vaccines that are effective, to gain regulatory approvals for them, to manufacture them, to distribute them and to get them into the people's bodies? After all, in spite of Professor Ashford's policies, we are still very far from the numbers needed for anything like Herd Immunity to the current Codvid19 strains and even that lowish penetration rate has already taken over 8 months has it not? A recent paper suggests it needs to be 80%+ of the entire population to be vaccinated. 3. And could you also perhaps comment please on whether you think it reasonable, or remotely sensible, for the setting up of the Emergencies Advisory Committee experts to have taken over a year? And for it even now not to have been consulted about all the recent restrictions abolitions? I hope that you are enjoying your leave in this stunning weather.
  19. This is a re-post from the 'IOM Covid removing restrictions' thread because of the relevance also to this thread's topic: Am I in a miniscule minority who thinks very contemptuously about our DHSC Minister? Top World Class Qualified Pandemic Expert David Ashford MBE's Press Release last Friday said that there was no need for anyone here to be concerned about the three Astra Zeneca Batches which have been banned by Malta and others as they are not yet EU approved. He specifically said that no-one has any reason to worry as none of those three batches had been received in the Isle of Man. See: https://covid19.gov.im/news-releases-statements/no-covishield-vaccines-administered-in-the-isle-of-man/ I quote ''Minister for Health and Social Care, David Ashford MHK, said: ''As no Covishield branded vaccines have been administered here in the Isle of Man, there is no need for the public to be concerned about any EU travel implications.'' He surely knew, and he certainly ought to have known, his facts properly about this and he was quite simply and obviously completely misleading and wrong. There were in fact OVER FIVE MILLION DOSES of vaccine received by the UK which bear these batch nos. As the island gets 0.13% of all vaccine doses received by the UK then the IOM will have received and used around 6500 doses of those with the same three batch numbers received and administered here. no-one should be in any doubt about that despite 'Doctor' Ashford MBE's unqualified total assurances to the contrary. There is no suggestion that this vaccine is substandard. The issue is that the EMA has not authorised it because the Indian manufacturers are yet to seek a licence to use it in Europe. That is causing travel problems with some countries already including Malta. I feel strongly that Top World Class Qualified Pandemic Expert David Ashford MBE yet again owes everyone a big apology. Meantime, if you have had one or two Oxford / AstraZeneca jabs and wish to check your vaccination card to see if you had any from the relevant batch numbers which should be written or stamped on the vaccine card you received at your first appointment, the relevant numbers of the affected batches are as follows: 4120Z001 and 4120Z002 and 4120Z003. I have been astonished throughout these last 16 months at the permanent Teflon coated widespread popularity of Top World Class Qualified Pandemic Expert David Ashford MBE which I consider to be wholly misplaced. I have no idea why he is so popular in the face of his Great Shredding Incident after seeming to do his very best to discredit and undermine the island's own world class Genomics expert Rachel Glover and thereafter in that sort of vein. Not to mention also: the long-time lack of testing here, the wholly inadequate testing after they did eventually start to do some testing, the appalling lack of, and much later glacially slow, expensive Genomic Sequencing when our world-class expert Manxwoman Dr Glover consistently offered 24 hour turnarounds and to do so free of charge for many months only to be completely ignored, the obscenity of the needlessly delayed late Vaccine roll-outs from receipt of the first vaccines around mid December until after the DHSC's holidays were over in January, his forced apology to the House of Keys on 15 April after he gave the House of Keys completely wrong information about a Covid19 vaccine related death, his ridiculous and unique two week ''holiday' pause in June (''they need and deserve a holiday'') despite plenty of volunteer jabbers being available at that ongoing most critical juncture which further endangered the population needlessly while at the same time opening up the borders etc etc etc etc. Did ''Minister Dr Top Class Pandemic Expert'' Ashford MBE really totally fail to understand that this has been, and remains, a race between vaccinations and infections..... All absolutely astonishing. The Isle of Man. Where seemingly you can fool almost all of the people all of the time... Am I the only one who thinks very contemptuously about our DHSC Minister?
  20. Am I in a miniscule minority who thinks very contemptuously about our DHSC Minister? Top World Class Qualified Pandemic Expert David Ashford MBE's Press Release last Friday said that there was no need for anyone here to be concerned about the three Astra Zeneca Batches which have been banned by Malta and others as they are not yet EU approved. He specifically said that no-one has any reason to worry as none of those three batches had been received in the Isle of Man. See: https://covid19.gov.im/news-releases-statements/no-covishield-vaccines-administered-in-the-isle-of-man/ I quote ''Minister for Health and Social Care, David Ashford MHK, said: ''As no Covishield branded vaccines have been administered here in the Isle of Man, there is no need for the public to be concerned about any EU travel implications.'' He surely knew, and he certainly ought to have known, his facts properly about this and he was quite simply and obviously completely misleading and wrong. There were in fact OVER FIVE MILLION DOSES of vaccine received by the UK which bear these batch nos. As the island gets 0.13% of all vaccine doses received by the UK then the IOM will have received and used around 6500 doses of those with the same three batch numbers received and administered here. no-one should be in any doubt about that despite 'Doctor' Ashford MBE's unqualified total assurances to the contrary. There is no suggestion that this vaccine is substandard. The issue is that the EMA has not authorised it because the Indian manufacturers are yet to seek a licence to use it in Europe. That is causing travel problems with some countries already including Malta. I feel strongly that Top World Class Qualified Pandemic Expert David Ashford MBE yet again owes everyone a big apology. Meantime, if you have had one or two Oxford / AstraZeneca jabs and wish to check your vaccination card to see if you had any from the relevant batch numbers which should be written or stamped on the vaccine card you received at your first appointment, the relevant numbers of the affected batches are as follows: 4120Z001 and 4120Z002 and 4120Z003. I have been astonished throughout these last 16 months at the permanent Teflon coated widespread popularity of Top World Class Qualified Pandemic Expert David Ashford MBE which I consider to be wholly misplaced. I have no idea why he is so popular in the face of his Great Shredding Incident after seeming to do his very best to discredit and undermine the island's own world class Genomics expert Rachel Glover and thereafter in that sort of vein. Not to mention also: the long-time lack of testing here, the wholly inadequate testing after they did eventually start to do some testing, the appalling lack of, and much later glacially slow, expensive Genomic Sequencing when our world-class expert Manxwoman Dr Glover consistently offered 24 hour turnarounds and to do so free of charge for many months only to be completely ignored, the obscenity of the needlessly delayed late Vaccine roll-outs from receipt of the first vaccines around mid December until after the DHSC's holidays were over in January, his forced apology to the House of Keys on 15 April after he gave the House of Keys completely wrong information about a Covid19 vaccine related death, his ridiculous and unique two week ''holiday' pause in June (''they need and deserve a holiday'') despite plenty volunteer jabbers being available at that ongoing most critical juncture which further endangered the population needlessly while at the same time his Government were opening up the borders etc etc etc etc. Did ''Minister Dr Top Class Pandemic Expert'' Ashford MBE really totally fail to understand that this has been, and remains, a race between vaccinations and infections..... All absolutely astonishing. The Isle of Man. Where seemingly you can fool almost all of the people all of the time... Am I the only one who thinks very contemptuously about our DHSC Minister?
  21. Cassie2

    Ettyl

    Emerald expects its Air Operator’s Certificate to be awarded in July or August and has a senior management team in place. “Our first two ATR72 aircraft are due for delivery later this summer, at which time we aim to have our respective approvals and operating licences in place,” McCarthy said, reiterating that Emerald Airlines will eventually operate a fleet of fifteen ATR72 Avions de Transport Régional turboprops. The first two are being leased from Canada’s Chorus Aviation Capital, and starting from the second half of this year Emerald plans to operate wet-lease services to clients within the European Union.'' And of course the existing staff will be mostly available and the existing fleet of Aer Lingus Regional branded aircraft will all be available on the market. These comprise 12 x ATR72-600 (72 seaters) and 1 x ATR42-600 (42 seater). The big Aer Lingus with its IAG parent group's huge financial and other resources will have its important Aer Lingus Regional franchise situation sorted on the timescales and to the extent that they wish to have going forward.
  22. Cassie2

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    Aer Lingus Regional flies many routes within Ireland and between the British Isles and Ireland. Stobart had lost the franchise contract from next year and it had already been decided on the basis of 'Preferred Bidder' to award it to a start-up called Emerald Airlines (Ireland). They are on the verge of signing a contract to operate the Aer Lingus Regional service from the end of 2022 when its current contract was due to end with Stobart Air. Conor McCarthy who heads the start-up, is a tycoon who founded local maintenance, repair, and overhaul provider Dublin Aerospace in 2009 and who was non-executive chairman of Stobart Air between 2018 and late 2019. Emerald Airlines and the Irish flag carrier have already finalised the agreement and the contract is expected to be formally signed soon. I expect that to be brought forward now or other arrangements to be made by Aer Lingus to pick-up all or most of the routes in the meantime. If the Dublin - IOM route is not included then someone else such as Loganair is very likely to be interested. These things take time but I would expect a Dublin-IOM service to be announced fairly soon.
  23. Apparently, the prohibitions on meeting indoors do not apply to MANX CARE? Of all people? F.F.S. https://mobile.twitter.com/michaeljosem/status/1379479971211657218/photo/1?ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.manxforums.com%2Fforums%2Findex.php%3Fapp%3Dcoremodule%3Dsystemcontroller%3Dembedurl%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FMichaelJosem%2Fstatus%2F1379479971211657218
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