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The things some people are doing at he moment are sheer folly.

1. There's the worst hotel chain in Britain, Britannia, which fired staff and put them out of their accommodation. In winter, in Aviemore, in the snow, with no notice.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... d-19#img-2

And the back-peddlers at the chain's head office "blamed an administrative error". How can an administrative error write a letter? Some bugger wrote it. How could anyone possibly write that letter? It's a disgusting letter.

2. Some pet shop chain has issued staff with "key worker" letters to hand in at school, and told head teachers to contact their lawyers if they have an issue with it. Seriously. How can the company board not be jailed for that. Why is there no accountability.

A UK pet shop chain, Pets At Home, has been criticised for claiming key worker status for its staff. Schools in the UK have closed but children of those classified as key workers are still allowed to attend. A letter from Pets At Home tells schools to contact their legal department in case of questions.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/ ... th-america

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One category they seem to have forgotten about is farm workers and those who work in the food processing industry. Food shop workers are essential and personally as a pet owner I can see why a pet shop mighty see itself as essential. On the other hsnd you can buy dog dood in the supermarkets.

The things some people are doing at he moment are sheer folly.

Staff will remember and come the new season when with no european workers to fill vanancies they will struggle (I suspect) to get staff.
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How about the worst pub chain?

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/h ... 20906.html

People will remember I suspect wetherspoons will struggle to get both staff and customers after all this is over.
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I mentioned (somewhere else) that this pandemic will show up all greedy business owners . Our government just put out a package to subsidise businesses to keep their staff on . It's a hell of a lot of money . But I suspect it will end as it always does with businesses not doing as they should.

for all the back slapping our governments and high enders of the world do to each other ....it doesn't take much for all of it to crumble does it? this is just the beginning.
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magentaflame;1531783 wrote: I But I suspect it will end as it always does with businesses not doing as they should.




Here's a perfect example from England.

A senior executive at one of Britain’s biggest outsourcing companies has told workers he believes coronavirus is “less severe” than normal influenza in a message explaining why they will not receive any special sickness benefits.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... e-than-flu

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gmc;1531555 wrote: One category they seem to have forgotten about is farm workers and those who work in the food processing industry. Food shop workers are essential and personally as a pet owner I can see why a pet shop mighty see itself as essential. On the other hsnd you can buy dog dood in the supermarkets.




We always cook real food for our pets. Don't need pet shops.
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Here's another.

A music festival company contracted to operate emergency mortuaries in London has been accused of inadequately training workers in handling bodies, and demanding staff sign non-disclosure agreements.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... irm-london




That is just cheapskate cost-cutting. Body snatchers could get away with dozens of corpses and nobody would even notice. That's a festival tent, not a mortuary. You can get inside with just a penknife.
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Authorities in a Spanish coastal resort have apologised after spraying a beach with bleach in an attempt to protect children from coronavirus.

Zahara de los Atunes, near Cadiz, used tractors to spray more than 2km (1.2 miles) of beach with a bleach solution a day before Spain allowed children out of lockdown for the first time.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52471208




What unutterably thick as a plank civil servant authorized that. Who on earth is so singularly stupid as to think a mile of beach, of all places, could host coronavirus. What aspect of ecology is this twerp so ignorant of that it crossed his mind as an acceptable thing to do.
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We're missing a trick here! Never before has the UK, and other places needed a virtual pub!


Mine's a Kopperburg strawberry and Lime cider and a packet of cheese and onion.
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We need a ForumGarden Zoom window if we're going to do that.
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john wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 2:12 pm We need a ForumGarden Zoom window if we're going to do that.
Zoom? you wouldn't touch zoom
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Actually I think we ought to try it during the move to the new host, there may be a lot of people needing immediate handholding.

Have you seen Zoom, anyone? I haven't.

Here we are, I found it.

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78739936711?p ... 9IckRxdz09
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john wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 2:18 pm Actually I think we ought to try it during the move to the new host, there may be a lot of people needing immediate handholding.

Have you seen Zoom, anyone? I haven't.

Here we are, I found it.

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78739936711?p ... 9IckRxdz09
Nobody's clicked the link and opened the Zoom window!
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john wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 2:43 pm
john wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 2:18 pm Actually I think we ought to try it during the move to the new host, there may be a lot of people needing immediate handholding.

Have you seen Zoom, anyone? I haven't.

Here we are, I found it.

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78739936711?p ... 9IckRxdz09
Nobody's clicked the link and opened the Zoom window!
I did
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I was doing some training for my new post retirement occupation where they used Zoom.
It seems pretty decent for meetings and the like.
There is also Discord. It is very popular among gamers.
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I have a Zoom account. Helps with doctors appointments and the chemist. I also have Friday and Saturday night zoom meetings for a bike club I joined. We sometimes have up to 10 people happily chatting. Same old thing about trying to talk over anyone you cancel each other out . Most use their phones or Ipads and laptops. Desktops tops and laptops are better because you can grid/share the screen.
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I downloaded Zoom at the start of lockdown as something to use for meetings for a regular weekly meet up group I am in. I only down loaded it because one woman refused to use facebook messenger. Sent her all the links and explanations as to how to use Zoom, which took me some time laying it all out easy for her as she is a major technophobe, for her to look at it once and panic and say nooooo I'll download messenger ggrrrrr I won't bother in the future.
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Betty Boop wrote: Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:07 am I downloaded Zoom at the start of lockdown as something to use for meetings for a regular weekly meet up group I am in. I only down loaded it because one woman refused to use facebook messenger. Sent her all the links and explanations as to how to use Zoom, which took me some time laying it all out easy for her as she is a major technophobe, for her to look at it once and panic and say nooooo I'll download messenger ggrrrrr I won't bother in the future.
I hate FB messenger on the phone.
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Betty Boop wrote: Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:07 am I downloaded Zoom at the start of lockdown as something to use for meetings for a regular weekly meet up group I am in. I only down loaded it because one woman refused to use facebook messenger. Sent her all the links and explanations as to how to use Zoom, which took me some time laying it all out easy for her as she is a major technophobe, for her to look at it once and panic and say nooooo I'll download messenger ggrrrrr I won't bother in the future.
I feel your pain. In one regular zoom social meeting I'm in, there's one person who has a problem connecting every single time . I'm beginning to think it's a "look at me" situation. She gets the same info every time, every time she has some sort of problem and takes everyones time up in the meeting.
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And another, if I may.

1.

Image
A clean-up operation is under way after a seaside village became covered in sand blown off a beach in high winds.
Cars, gardens and roads in Walcott, Norfolk, were left concealed by the storm on Friday and Saturday.
People living there said they "could not believe it" and had "never seen it like this before".
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) recently pumped 1.8m cubic metres of sand on Bacton and Walcott beaches as part of a coastal management scheme.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-54324144


2.
Longer-term context for management of coastal flood and erosion risk as set-out in
the Mounts Bay Strategy (copy provided to CH2M in advance of meeting), which is
currently leaning towards a “sandscaping” solution in about 20 years or so time
(subject to further investigations) that would bring about 1.5Million cubic metres of
imported sand into the coastal system.

http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/307876 ... ndix-c.pdf
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spot wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:34 am And another, if I may.

1.

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A clean-up operation is under way after a seaside village became covered in sand blown off a beach in high winds.
Cars, gardens and roads in Walcott, Norfolk, were left concealed by the storm on Friday and Saturday.
People living there said they "could not believe it" and had "never seen it like this before".
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) recently pumped 1.8m cubic metres of sand on Bacton and Walcott beaches as part of a coastal management scheme.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-54324144
see that all the time. Natural occurance. But no one is dumb enough to put a house there. You can't stop the wind.



2.
Longer-term context for management of coastal flood and erosion risk as set-out in
the Mounts Bay Strategy (copy provided to CH2M in advance of meeting), which is
currently leaning towards a “sandscaping” solution in about 20 years or so time
(subject to further investigations) that would bring about 1.5Million cubic metres of
imported sand into the coastal system.

http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/307876 ... ndix-c.pdf
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magentaflame wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:29 pm
spot wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:34 am And another, if I may.

1.

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A clean-up operation is under way after a seaside village became covered in sand blown off a beach in high winds.
Cars, gardens and roads in Walcott, Norfolk, were left concealed by the storm on Friday and Saturday.
People living there said they "could not believe it" and had "never seen it like this before".
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) recently pumped 1.8m cubic metres of sand on Bacton and Walcott beaches as part of a coastal management scheme.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-54324144
see that all the time. Natural occurance. But no one is dumb enough to put a house there. You can't stop the wind.



2.
Longer-term context for management of coastal flood and erosion risk as set-out in
the Mounts Bay Strategy (copy provided to CH2M in advance of meeting), which is
currently leaning towards a “sandscaping” solution in about 20 years or so time
(subject to further investigations) that would bring about 1.5Million cubic metres of
imported sand into the coastal system.

http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/307876 ... ndix-c.pdf
The house was there first, the council tried to “improve” the beach
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spot wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:34 am And another, if I may.

1.

Image
A clean-up operation is under way after a seaside village became covered in sand blown off a beach in high winds.
Cars, gardens and roads in Walcott, Norfolk, were left concealed by the storm on Friday and Saturday.
People living there said they "could not believe it" and had "never seen it like this before".
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) recently pumped 1.8m cubic metres of sand on Bacton and Walcott beaches as part of a coastal management scheme.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-54324144


2.
Longer-term context for management of coastal flood and erosion risk as set-out in
the Mounts Bay Strategy (copy provided to CH2M in advance of meeting), which is
currently leaning towards a “sandscaping” solution in about 20 years or so time
(subject to further investigations) that would bring about 1.5Million cubic metres of
imported sand into the coastal system.

http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/307876 ... ndix-c.pdf

People reminisce over the sand that used to be in Mounts Bay, I don't personally remember any, just patches of it. But the local population are convinced the quarry that was across the bay in the next village along nicked all the sand and they want it put back.


Just looked at the article and they're not planning on putting sand where I thought you meant lol

The dunes at Marazion are not what they were in my childhood that's for sure.
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Well, Sand has been long known to be rather migratory.
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