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  1. iris123

    The Colston Statue

    Nobody is talking of changing history. Just not having people considered 'bad' being placed on pedestals or having their names 'honoured' A list of 290 street names and places named after Anti-Semites in Berlin that some want changed, as an example of this 'climate change' https://www.tagesspiegel.de/berlin/umbenennung-oder-kontextualisierung-antisemitische-bezuege-bei-290-strassen-und-plaetzen-in-berlin/27889356.html#:~:text=Eine Änderung des Berliner Straßengesetzes,herabwürdigen“%2C schrieb der Senat.
  2. You are posting stuff that contradicts your opinion, and you don't even notice. Maybe because your opinion is taken from an idiot internet group
  3. iris123

    A voice of reason?

    Say's the person who's mental frailty means he must post on this forum daily, even if banned
  4. If it was a scam then cases would have reached the predicted figure. As ever you don’t think things through
  5. iris123

    The Colston Statue

    Look at Belgium....they want to get rid of statues of Leopold II just because he cut off the hands of some Africans. Whatever next https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/belgian-princess-calls-for-removal-of-leopold-ii-statues-over-colonialism-in-congo-mhtfb8x8q
  6. iris123

    The Colston Statue

    Also see the Dutch Royal family are stopping the use of their golden coach for official pageants, due to its 'dodgy# history
  7. Meanwhile a photo of the latest Covid protest in UAE
  8. Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies has stopped training after the club detected signs of heart muscle inflammation. The Canadian, 21, has not played since 17 December after contracting Covid-19. Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann said a mild sign of myocarditis was discovered after Davies returned to training. "During our follow-up examination that we do with every player that has had Covid-19, we detected signs of mild myocarditis," said Nagelsmann.
  9. iris123

    The Colston Statue

    On a slight tangent, i watched a great film this week. A dramatisation of a real story. Worth looking at, if you like that sort of thing. Obviously, if you don't, then don't https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12_Years_a_Slave_(film)
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    'the Donald' Trump

  11. More cancellations in Sweden The Melodifestival tour has been cancelled. Here i photo from 2020 which was one of the last major crowds in Sweden Instead they will host some events in Stockholm with the restricted 500 people. Also a pre- Olympic Ice Hockey warm up clash between Sweden and the Danish womens team has also been called off Sweden would have met Denmark in Jonstorp in Skåne on January 25, but now the countries' ice hockey federation has decided that the international match will be canceled. "Sportingly, this match would have been a very good warm up before the Olympics, but given the spread of infection and that both teams need negative test results to travel to Beijing, we have jointly decided to cancel the match as a precautionary measure," says Olof Östblom, national team and competition manager, in a press release
  12. Sounds like a revolution ? In other news..... As Spain’s latest, record-breaking, wave of Covid shows signs of flattening, the country’s government says it is preparing to lead Europe in engineering a major change in the management of the virus. Spanish daily cases hit about 180,000 earlier this week, the highest such figure since the pandemic began. The incidence rate has also reached new highs, surpassing 3,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over 14 days. However, the health ministry has reported that the current wave, Spain’s sixth, could soon subside. When it does, the left-wing coalition government of Pedro Sánchez wants to pioneer an approach to coronavirus that stops treating it as a pandemic. In an interview on Spanish radio this week, the prime minister said it was time to start seeing Covid as “an endemic disease rather than a pandemic”. He added that his government has already been in contact with several other European administrations with a view to bringing about what in Spain is being termed the gripalización (or “influenzation”) of Covid – that is, treating it like common flu. “We have to go from an emergency-style vigilance to one of better quality and which is compatible with other respiratory phenomena,” said the health minister, Carolina Darias. She added: “Spain wants to lead this debate.” Monitoring The main change would be the way in which the virus is monitored, rather than how patients are treated. Under the current system in Spain and other developed countries, total numbers of Covid cases are counted each day and testing and tracing is carried out accordingly. The mooted so-called sentinel system would not seek to identify every case via testing. Instead, infection numbers would be extrapolated from samples, much the way opinion polls are taken. Also blanket restrictions would be lifted to be replaced by guidelines in order for individuals to be responsible for their own protection from the virus. “Let’s stop visiting and testing healthy people who have minor symptoms, let’s stop tracing and testing their contacts, let’s abandon confinement and quarantine,” it said in an editorial on its website. “All these measures, which made sense in the past, have been overtaken by acquired immunity [due to infection and vaccination] and the arrival of Omicron.” After one of the world’s strictest lockdowns in the spring of 2020, Spain’s approach to restrictions has varied across its 17 regions. Madrid has taken a famously hands-off, economy-friendly approach, while other regions are currently implementing temporary measures. A curfew is in place in Catalonia, for example, and a Covid passport is required to enter many public spaces in regions such as Galicia, the Basque Country and Andalucía. The only nationwide measure taken in response to the recent Omicron spike over the Christmas period has been the reintroduction of the obligatory use of face masks outdoors. Sánchez’s government has also insisted on vaccination as an effective tool. Ninety-one per cent of Spaniards over the age of 12 have been fully vaccinated. Pilot project Several of Spain’s regions have already started testing the sentinel monitoring method in clinics and hospitals as part of a pilot project, further fuelling the talk of a transition to a new, flu-like strategy nationwide. Manuel Franco, a professor of public health at Alcalá de Henares University and an invited researcher at Johns Hopkins University, says debate in Spain about this shift has been encouraged by soaring cases triggered by the Omicron variant, which have made it increasingly difficult to monitor the numbers. An advantage of dealing with a virus like the flu, he explains, is that its relatively predictable behaviour allows for the kind of proactive approach which has been lacking with Covid. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/spain-seeks-to-lead-a-shift-in-europe-s-handling-of-covid-19-1.4776400?fbclid=IwAR2-O1wbUJfO_gCypFVe0wM_t_lDOw_9YrjfryrnTgBGu3wwE89z3c8yokI
  13. iris123

    Wimbledon Memories

  14. Quite obvious the guy thinks he is above the law. Covid positive, yet Meeting and greeting people without a mask. Or he is a fibber. Anyone who is calling for BoJo to go, is a hypocrite if they support this guy https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-59991762
  15. iris123

    'the Donald' Trump

  16. I always post facts. It would be in your favour if you start to pick on those who post fake stuff In a press conference today Anders Tegnell stated Anders Tegnell answers: - We have an ongoing dialogue with the National Board of Health and Welfare. After two weeks, we get better quality registered data. So far, 80 percent have been cared for covid-19 and 20 percent with covid-19. An absolute majority are cared for because they need care for their covid diagnosis.
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    Joe Biden

  18. iris123

    'the Donald' Trump

  19. iris123

    'the Donald' Trump

    How they roll https://truthout.org/articles/republicans-in-5-states-forged-electoral-college-documents-msnbc-host-says/
  20. The number of people in intensive care continues to climb as Covid spreads, leaving some concerned that many of those hospitalised include those who have been vaccinated. New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet told reporters on Sunday around half of those in the state’s intensive care units (ICUs) were vaccinated. This may be surprising to some but it should not be taken as evidence the vaccines do not work. In fact, it shows the opposite. Around 93 per cent of adults in NSW have now been fully vaccinated, leaving around 7 per cent of the population not entirely protected. Despite making up a small proportion of the wider community, these 7 per cent now account for more than half of all ICU admissions.
  21. He needs access to this forum......it is a matter of life and death it seems. He needs a vaccination against being banned or he might die
  22. iris123

    Nigel Boocock -world Champion?

    It wasn't just about the track.....home track. It obviously in the case of Williams helped a lot. But i think you also need to have nerves of steel when you are in touching distance of the title. And i don't think Boocock or Miller of McKinlay for instance had that extra element

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