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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: July 11, 2020, 07:51:15 PM »
Deireadh rť.
Did a great job building confidence and getting results.

General discussion / Re: On this day.
« on: July 11, 2020, 06:55:16 PM »
25 years since the Srebrenica massacre
The real.winner of the war was Western Europe. Arms and cheap labour afterwards

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 11, 2020, 08:36:59 AM »

The chief executive of Heathrow airport has warned the aviation industry needs to prepare itself for periodic lockdowns around the world as countries are hit by new coronavirus outbreaks. John Holland-Kaye said the airport was considering a range of possible responses as new infections swept across cities previously thought to have brought the pandemic under control, such as Melbourne, Australia, which this week was put into lockdown for six weeks. ďIf we have periodic outbreaks around the world, weíve got to have a different fall back to complete quarantine. Thereís got to be an alternative that will just become part of the way we live our lives and we need to start working on that now,Ē Mr Holland-Kaye told the FT.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2020/21 All Ireland Football Championship
« on: July 11, 2020, 07:41:30 AM »
Thoughts on Dean Rocks view on the 2020 championship?

"It is what it's going to be, and the best team ultimately will win the All-Ireland. There can't be any excuses for any team. It's a level playing field.

A level playing field apart from the money

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: July 10, 2020, 11:09:23 AM »
Foreign countries like England you mean?
England is part of the Galltacht (Galltart in Ulster)

GAA Discussion / Re: 2020/21 All Ireland Football Championship
« on: July 09, 2020, 09:40:23 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised if it ran into next year.

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: July 09, 2020, 07:36:33 PM »
I've a brother with flights booked from Finland into Dublin and then plans to travel home to Armagh, has anyone any idea what the story is with the 2 week isolation period can he do that at home or does he have to book somewhere in Dublin to do it? He'd be travelling with his partner and 2 young kids which is stressful enough at the best of times. Is there any update on the defined air bridge countries that was talked about so travellers from certain countries would be exempt for the isolation period?
Northern Ireland exec are to meet today to discuss changes to the quarantine travel rules for NI. I fully expect them to match England and allow travel to a number of countries that pose a smaller risk of coronavirus. My place of work in NI had just come out a couple of days ago saying if you are going on holiday abroad then you must use 10 floating days to cover your isolation period. Horrible ultimatum that would leave majority of people with no floating days for the rest of the year

Why is it horrible?

There is a pandemic at play and these are not ordinary circumstances, everyone is going to suffer in someways and sacrificing travelling abroad for one bloody year is about the most minimum of circumstances some people could make.

I couldn't give a damn whether people work hard or not, it's a small sacrifice to ask people to make for one year.

So are you happy with someone travelling as soon as quarantine measures are lifted or do you not want people to travel in 2020.

Or perhaps you would be happier with March 2021.

When would you be happy?

I think people should be sacrificing foreign holidays for a year or whatever length it takes to get this virus quelled on a global scale. You look at the virus and how it has impacted everyone in the past few months, from the deaths of the vulnerable people to job losses, lockdown, social restrictions. Every single person - young, middle aged and old have been impacted. We now have the virus in such a position that it is quite low in the community on this island and this island has the perfect parameters to keep it that way, it's a small island on the westerly coast of Europe with few high density areas.

We can now enjoy some of the things that we haven't been able to for three months now, the economy is picking up again, we've got our freedom to travel on this island, things like restaurants, theatres, cinemas etc are opening up but we've got to be responsible to not letting it spike again and the single biggest threat is international travel, it's how the virus got here in the first place.

So if you want to be selfish and put all that hard work and suffering that has been inflicted on everyone on this island at jeopardy for a week in the sun then don't get pissy about your selfishness and sense of entitlement being called out.

Pissy.....selfishness..........sense of entitlement - ok then.

Does the same apply to anyone that has to travel across the water for work?

Assume so

It applies to people who are going on holidays. This is a thread about holidays.

Help me understand here Angelo.......if I fly to England for a holiday I am pissy, selfish & have a sense of entitlement but if I am flying to London for work its ok?

Or are we not allowed to talk about people travelling for work because it makes your argument redundant?

Saying as air travel isnt  (and wont be) restricted what do you suggest?

There's a huge difference between work and holidays, one is a necessity - the other is a luxury. It comes down to the employer really, if that travel is deemed necessary and they can justify it then so be it.

But a foreign holiday simply cannot be justified in these times.

The governments should be taking the decision out of people's hands as we can see here that there are many selfish people who will act in their own interest despite those decisions being negligent in the health and wellbeing of the general public.

It's just disappointing to see after all the hard work and sacrifices people have made that you read some of the posts here and the sheer arrogance of people to believe that they are so special that they should be allowed endanger the public.

This assumes that tourist resorts in foreign countries are sloppy. They can't afford to be. Their income depends on it.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 08, 2020, 06:20:40 PM »
Israel, an early success story, is now locking down again having lost control of the virus. It is believed that they cut back on testing and tracing and didn't act quickly when cases arose.
This virus is a hard one to regulate, as events in Melbourne also show.
Israel's health system is underfunded.  With Covid you have to.follow through.Israel prioritises settlers

Half of the 1000 cases per day occur im the religious Orthodox community where everything that happens is fate.

Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Championship 2019
« on: July 08, 2020, 03:27:55 PM »
One of my favourite hurlers Shane Dowling has retired from county hurling due to injury..

This first goal shows you has pure class
So good that he won the celtic cross. So many top class players never do.

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: July 08, 2020, 01:35:21 PM »

The resurrection of knockout hasnít warmed his heart this year. He knows that itís simply a symptom of dysfunction.
ďThis is a little bit like the foot-and-mouth league - the Covid All-Ireland! No matter who wins it, it will be tainted because itís different.Ē
Translation of Maughan: "I'm a Manchester United supporter fuming that Liverpool are back on their perch."

Perch quote relates to league titles won. Liverpool on 18 titles back when the quote was made United 7. Right now it's 20 - 19 in favour of United. Now back to topic, tainted championship or not can Dublin win the All Ireland with a FF Taoiseach in charge?
Ferguson made the quote in 2002 actually, when Manchester United were still four behind Liverpool in league titles. He made clear the job of knocking Liverpool "off their perch" had already been achieved.

Now Liverpool, like Dublin, are very much back on their perch.

Many of the informed journalists reminded Ferguson  of his quote when United won their 19th league title in 2011, in reply Fergie gave a Jim Gavin like smirk.  Liverpool with a great manager and lack of challengers should have no problem getting to 21 league titles in the years ahead.

As for Dublin they are still 13 All-Ireland titles behind Kerry. A target for Dessie to reach?

Dublin are 8 behind Kerry I thought?

One of the Kerry Politburo said last year  that they would now focus on defending the overall number of titles . Operation Perch

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 06, 2020, 12:37:11 PM »
Show me where I said it was only an old people disease?
Look at the fatality rate. Iím not playing it down I am saying itís not as deadly as people made it out? Thatís stating facts
The UK Government wanted to free up space in NHS hospitals in March.
Thousands of older patients were moved into care homes without being tested.
29,000 died.

With the right conditions in meat factories, care homes and shanty towns, Covid is lethal.

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: July 06, 2020, 11:40:53 AM »

The resurrection of knockout hasnít warmed his heart this year. He knows that itís simply a symptom of dysfunction.
ďThis is a little bit like the foot-and-mouth league - the Covid All-Ireland! No matter who wins it, it will be tainted because itís different.Ē

General discussion / Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« on: July 05, 2020, 02:52:05 PM »
Hard to see Brentford managing 10  in a row. They went on a run maybe in January and ran out of gas.

General discussion / Re: Scottish independence referendum thread
« on: July 05, 2020, 10:10:16 AM »
Chlorinated chicken would probably be the end of the Union. Brexit only works as a fantasy.

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