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BishopLenBrennan

Member Since 04 Nov 2017
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In Topic: Thread About Ex Player

26 February 2020 - 04:39 PM

In the Tele today. Another Project Brave-related fuck up, this time to do with the pitch quality of those rented from Inverclyde Council.

 

Can you, or someone else, post the specifics of this? I'd be quite interested to see exactly what the issue is. 


In Topic: Koronavirus

26 February 2020 - 04:35 PM

I assume N95 masks are completely sold out over there? I was at Home Depot and Lowe's (our two big hardware chains in the US) for other things this week and they had signs up saying "We are all out of N95 masks". Out of curiosity I went on Amazon and what vendors do still have them are gouging on price. Thankfully we have some in the house already but it's clear that there's a massive shortage. I then later read that the US has a stockpile of 30 million such masks, but would need 300 million for health workers alone in the case of a pandemic.

 

The response from the US authorities and Trump administration has been absolutely pisspoor, it has to be said, in line with the way most of the world is dealing with this. And it goes to show the real danger of unrestricted free trade, travel, and globalization in general. Even the WHO and CDC seem far more concerned with the economic impact than with the actual public health implications. Basically, outside of some of East Asia, this disease is being managed by the Davos crowd, with all that follows.

 

That said, it's important not to overreact. But underreacting is even more dangerous.

 

The Singaporean Government purchased and distributed 10 masks, free of charge, to every household in the country, and the health status is currently at the orange alert level. Other than that, supermarkets and pharmacies haven't had any face masks, handheld thermometers or hand sanitiser in probably about six weeks. They've also doubled the cleaning regimes on public transport and in public buildings (which were already spotless to begin with). 

 

Given that most people in Singapore are at least partly Chinese, and given that a huge percentage of the population travel back to China for CNY, the Singapore Government was always going to be pro-active in tackling the virus. Tourism has dropped around 30% since the period after CNY, so it's obviously going to have a knock on effect to the local economy. I'm glad I'm in a country that's been more pro-active compared to the way most western nations have dealt with the virus thus far. 


In Topic: Koronavirus

24 February 2020 - 01:07 PM

There are a lot of precautionary measures taken in this part of the world. Before you enter any public building or school you must have your temperature taken and declare your previous travel destinations. It suits me nicely as my work schedule has been pretty much halved. 


In Topic: Thread About Ex Player

24 February 2020 - 06:29 AM

Brechin were an utter disgrace in the Championship, and deserve to disappear from the leagues entirely.

In Topic: Thread About Ex Player

18 February 2020 - 03:14 PM

Former Morton Player of the Year Efe Ambrose has signed for Livingston.