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  1. Strange Allison hasn't mentioned UAE once.......not once !!! Just saying
  2. The Swedish Public Health Agency today presented new scenarios for the spread of infection in Sweden. - We are now in a situation with a very rapidly increasing spread of infection. Something we have seen in many other countries in Europe, but which came to Sweden late, says Anders Tegnell. Two different scenarios The calculations in the Swedish Public Health Agency's two new updated scenarios indicate a sharp increase in the spread of the infection for another two weeks or so. With a peak at the end of January. - We have developed scenarios a little faster than before, due to a very high spread of infection, says Anders Tegnell. By scenario is meant a picture of a conceivable development in society. According to the first scenario, the number of new cases is assumed to amount to around 47,000 per day during the peak of the spread of infection. The vaccination effect against omicron infection is assumed to be 20 and 70 percent for two and three doses, respectively. According to the second scenario, the effect against omicron infection is assumed to be only 20 and 35 percent for two and three syringes, respectively. The number of new cases is estimated, according to this scenario, to amount to as much as 69,000 per day during the peak. "Very many cases" The calculations have been made based on reported cases up to and including January 6, 2022. The authority writes this on its website. - Healthcare will have to handle very many cases. Exactly how many more will we get back to, says Anders Tegnell. Even if vaccinated people have good protection against serious illness for at least six months after the second dose, the burden on health care is estimated to increase. 82.5 percent of the population aged 12 or older are vaccinated. But there are still 1.2 million individuals in Sweden who are not. - It is still important to remember that the best thing we can do is vaccinate ourselves. And stay at home when we get symptoms, says Anders Tegnell. Difficult to increase testing According to Tegnell, it will be difficult to extend the testing. - The testing has gone to the top and it has been difficult to increase the capacity in this at least dramatic development with almost a doubling of cases week to week, he says. It will therefore be more difficult to get a test now. - But in case of symptoms, you should behave as if you are infected and stay at home.
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    'the Donald' Trump

    Can't for the life of me, think of anyone.........
  4. Took a look at Boston, Mass. as our new Health Minister said he was in close contact with people there and one of their hospitals was among the best in the world...... Changes to Mass. COVID-19 Hospitalization Reporting Taking Effect The state Department of Public Health said hospitals will start reporting next week whether admissions are primary or incidental to the coronavirus Starting Monday, Massachusetts hospitals will differentiate between patients they admit primarily for COVID-19 and those admitted to be treated for something else who end up testing positive. The idea is to give the public a better understanding of how many people are in the hospital because of the virus. But while that data began to be collected Monday, it won't be released by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health until January 17, officials said. https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/changes-to-mass-covid-19-hospitalization-reporting-takes-effect/2609127/
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    A voice of reason?

    Australia equals hottest day on record at 50.7C https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-59977193
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    A voice of reason?

    Training for the ice speedway world championship qualifier in Sweden cancelled due to soggy track......
  7. I am surprised you and Allison haven't asked or made any comment though........
  8. We need to ask Clumpet how it is in an Autocracy, where you go to jail for wearing the wrong t-shirt or take a poke at the local Covid policies......we probably won't get much of an answer though, eh ?
  9. Test chaos across the country Now several regions are urging you not to get tested, even though you have symptoms. - I actually think it is deplorable, says Tugrul Yarsuvat, 61, in Avesta Shortly after lunch on Monday, Avesta resident Tugrul Yarsuvat, 61, arrived at his local test station in Avesta. He has been ill over the weekend, but is starting to feel better and wants to go back to work. But when he arrived at the test station, he was met by a sign announcing that it was closed due to limited test capacity and that he would return the next day. The Dalarna region announced yesterday that there is an acute shortage of analysis capacity in the county. On Tuesday, they state that health and care personnel, and those who are included in infection tracking, are priority categories. The general public is asked to refrain from taking samples. And it looks similar across the country. he test chaos has led to regions introducing new recommendations for testing. The Västerbotten region has, among other things, urged that those who live with someone who has confirmed covid-19 and themselves have symptoms should not be tested, but instead stay at home for seven days from the first symptom. Anyone who is positive about a quick test should not do a PCR test at all, but stay at home for seven days from the first symptom appeared. "Today we have completely paused sampling for the public," writes Gunilla Persson, assistant infection control doctor in Västerbotten, in an email. And Region Jönköping recommends this week those with mild symptoms or who have met someone with covid-19 who has no symptoms to wait with sampling. Even the Regions Kronoberg calls free of symptoms to refrain from testing. According to Dagens Nyheter, Region Blekinge only encourages people who are registered in the region to test themselves there. Most regions are careful to point out that the temporary test recommendations do not apply to healthcare staff, who must continue to provide tests.
  10. At the same time as new, stricter restrictions are introduced for Swedish cultural life, there are many indications that Danish can avoid some of its own. On Wednesday afternoon, the Folketing may decide to lift some of the restrictions on Danish cultural life, Ritzau and Politiken state. Minister of Health Magnus Heunicke (S) has stated for Danish TV2 that the government will prioritize a reopening of cultural life. According to Jyllands-Posten, the Advisory Epidemic Commission is in the same line. On 17 December, Danish theaters, museums, cinemas and other businesses were decided to close completely due to the high spread of the infection. Norwegian government are due to hold a press conference where among other things, a complete ban on alcohol sales are expected to be annunced
  11. Seems the Covid is causing Sweden all sorts of problems Sending tests to labs in germany A 6 week wait for a Covid pass And now so many cases that one region at least can't keep up with registering them !! n Region Kalmar, the spread of covid-19 has recently been so high that the region has not had time to register all cases in the statistics, reports Swedish Radio Ekot . Last week, almost 900 positive cases were officially registered, but in reality almost 2,000 people were confirmed to be infected. A manual entry is made for each person in the journal, but the unit that works with this has not had time. - As an infection control doctor, I have to keep track of the epidemiological situation in the county where I work. If I get incorrect figures, I do not know the situation, says deputy infection control doctor Staffan Sylvan in an interview with Ekot. - Above all, we have reported incorrect figures to the region's residents. And then, of course, the figures have also passed on to the Swedish Public Health Agency, which has had too low infection rates compared with what reality looks like. However, all infected people must have been informed that they have tested positive and according to Staffan Sylvan, the problem must not have affected the work of the region or the health service. The region will now use a different registration method, Ekot states
  12. iris123

    A voice of reason?

    Looks like Covid has attacked his napper
  13. iris123

    Joe Biden

  14. iris123

    'the Donald' Trump

  15. Think they have to host this at the end of the ice season, just like i think the ice speedway at Inzell and possibly Berlin have to take what is left after the skating season. Inzell i think is used as a training centre for the speed skaters
  16. Put it in your calendar. Looks almost certain to take place seeing as Denmark will stop all Covid measures in September, and seemingly unless some disaster happens won't bring them back At the Iscenter Nord, Frederickshavn. Right up near Skagen
  17. iris123

    Wimbledon Memories

    My mums Uncle worked as Ronnie Moore's mechanic and then as machine examiner, and my grandfather worked as a St.John's first aid helper at the stadium. Not sure if i have mentioned this before
  18. Well the first colleague has tested positive. He got a test at the weekend because he and his family wanted to go to a restaurant. He felt ok, but has since started to get symptoms, like sniffles and loss of taste. But still waiting for the result of his PCR test. So he was positive before the symptoms came along....those who worked close to him all got tested yesterday as well as the normal monday test. All negative
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    Bremen Hansastadion

    Talk about a round of the Ivan mauger farewell in Bremen brought back memories of the old place. Not that i ever went there. But a nice stadium in a big city with some top meetings held there. The Bremen Golden Key was i think their annual top event, and Mauger won it a few times i seem t recall. Anyway, someone has posted a nice history on Wiki The Hansastadion (also spelled Hansa-Stadion) was a motorsport racetrack in the northwest German city of Bremen. It had a sand track, was mainly used for the speedway and, with seating for up to 15,000, was one of the largest sports facilities in Bremen. A total of 70 racing days were held here between September 1953 and May 1988. The Hansastadion was located in the Bremen district of Kattenturm, which is part of the Obervieland district and, above all, the southern district. It was between the street Arsterdamm - a large northwest-southeast tangent of the district - in the southwest and the Mühlendamm in the northeast, opposite the confluence of the street Im Arster Felde in the Arsterdamm. The Mühlendamm was expanded to the western section of the Arsten motorway feeder in the mid-1970s. Speedway races were held in Bremen immediately after the end of the Second World War. For example, in front of several thousand spectators, they drove on a dirt track near the Zum Kuhhirten restaurant on Stadtwerder. A grass track race in the Vahr district remained unsuccessful. In May 1952 the Motorsport Club (MSC) Hansa was entered in the association register as a local club of the ADAC. It emerged from the Bremen motorcycle club and initially had just under 40 members. The club initially carried out its races mainly at the Zum Kuhhirten, but soon there was a desire for its own racetrack. The 28,000 square meter area of the former Potthast brickworks at Arsterdamm 70 was leased and the residents there signed that they agreed to the construction of a sports and racing track. The construction work - financed without any state or municipal subsidies - began in December 1952, but was interrupted soon afterwards due to the winter frost. The association members filled the disused loam and clay pit on the property with rubble, debris from the New Town and soil. A construction company gave them a bulldozer free of charge to level the site. A layer of red debris was then layed At the time of opening, the Hansastadion had the largest and most modern sand racing track for motorbikes in northern Germany. The track was 398 meters long, ten meters on the straights and 15 meters wide in the bends, making it the only North German sand track to meet international regulations at the time of opening. In the interior of the stadium there was at times a football pitch for VfB Komet Bremen. Any further considerations to open the track for the training of racing cyclists, however, were rejected. The first race in the new Hansastadion was held on September 20, 1953 and, with 8,000 spectators, it already attracted significantly more audiences than had been expected. In the following 36 years there was lively racing and the dirt track in Kattenturm developed into one of the most famous speedway tracks in Europe. There were up to four meetings per year, on each of which several races were held. The main prize was always the "Golden Bremen Key". From 1974 there were also runs for the various world championships in the Hansastadion. The most important events of this kind were: May 1, 1974: Qualifying round of the continental championship of the individual World Championship June 29, 1975: Continental semi-finals of the Team World Cup May 1, 1977: Quarter-finals of the continental round of the individual World Championship July 13, 1980: Continental team World Cup final June 5, 1983: Semi-finals of the Pairs World Cup May 1, 1985: Quarter-finals of the continental round of the individual World Championship In peak times, more than 10,000 spectators attended the races - in some cases they even came from abroad, for example from the Netherlands or Denmark. From 1973 onwards, MSC Hansa and VfB Komet Bremen took part in the then new Speedway Bundesliga. A comprehensive renovation of the stadium took place in the spring of 1978. Not only were modern track fences installed, but the capacity of the stands was also increased to 14,000 or 15,000 spectators by backfilling the ramparts. The racetrack itself was renewed by a British specialist company. 1500 tons of dump and 300 tons of fine slag were used; a very hard, almost dust-free coating was created. After the reopening, the "Master of Speedway" competition took place for the first time on May 1st of the same year, and from then on the world elite of sport regularly competed in Bremen. For example, Zoltán Adorján, Kenny Carter, Peter Collins, Sam Ermolenko, Erik Gundersen, Michael Andrew Lee, Ivan Mauger, Chris Morton, Hans Nielsen, Ole Olsen, Bobby Schwartz and Dennis Sigalos drove in the Hansastadion The decline of the MSC Hansa - and with it the Hansastadion - began in the early 1980s. Fuel and motorcycle prices rose sharply while audience interest fell. An average of 3,000 to 4,000 visitors per day of the race came to Arsterdamm, which meant that the events were hardly profitable for the club. In the course of the emerging environmental movement, high-emission motorsport was also seen as a contributor to environmental problems. The requirements for carrying out the noisy events were increasingly tightened: In the end, it was only allowed to drive four hours per month - and that only in westerly winds below Beaufort 4. That made regular training impossible. After VfB Komet Bremen had also moved to the Arsten district, MSC Hansa pulled its team from the Bundesliga in the spring of 1983 In addition, after the death of the farmer Wilhelm Bredehöft (1896–1980), who had leased the stadium grounds to the club, there was a dispute about its continued use. The 16-strong community of heirs favored commercial use. After a conversation with Building Senator Bernd Meyer, the heirs agreed in the spring of 1985 to allow the MSC Hansa to continue to use it until December 30, 1986. Their application to rededicate the site from green to commercial space, however, was not approved and the Senator did not want to continue the development plan procedure. At the beginning of December 1986, the club received verbal confirmation that it would also be able to host speedway races in the following two years. In April 1987, the Obervieland Advisory Board, MSC Hansa and the Afghanan-Greyhound Club Nord agreed on temporary use of the stadium by the dog club. He wanted to use the facility twice a week to run the animals and organize a race with up to 300 spectators once a year. However, the plans stalled and in October of the same year the advisory board discussed again whether the stadium could actually be made available for greyhound races. When it finally became clear that the lease would not be extended beyond 1988, the city authorities intervened again The group of heirs offered the property for sale for 2.2 million Deutschmarks - a sum that the association was unable to raise. The economic development agency of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen stood out as an interested party and wanted to open up the area for industrial settlements. Corresponding negotiations began on May 17, 1988. The MSC Hansa then turned to the Senator for Economic Affairs and the Sports Department. Senator for Economic Affairs Uwe Beckmeyer stopped the request of the business development agency and pointed out that one wanted to try first to use the stadium for other sporting activities. At the end of June 1988, the Bremen Equestrian Federation considered using the stadium for tournament purposes, but withdrew when it was realized that it was right in the approach lane of Bremen airport. At the same time, western riders from Bremen-Nord also expressed their interest if a sand area was built in the stadium. From October 1988, the members of the MSC Hansa were banned from entering the stadium.The advisory board and local office of Obervieland emphatically demanded the preservation of the sports facility. Ultimately, however, the property was not bought by the public sector, although the city would have liked to keep the site for sport. As a result, the community of heirs officially offered the property for commercial purposes, because there were no binding provisions of a development plan that would have excluded commercial activity at the time. In the discussion, the settlement of two forwarding companies was planned, which the residents rejected because of the announced size of the companies As a result, the deputation for urban development dealt with the problem and passed a plan drawing up resolution, which called on the city planning office to stipulate bindingly what and in what form may be built on the site of the Hansastadion. It was decided to draw up a development plan that should correspond to the interests of all those involved. This decision had suspensive effect for commercial building applications. At Christmas 1988 it became known that the community of heirs was definitely not extending the lease agreement with the association. This meant the end of the speedway races in the Hansastadion. As part of the considerations for possible re-use options, it was considered, among other things, to host the German junior equestrian championships (jumping, dressage, vaulting, pony riding) in the Hansastadion in August 1989. In the end, however, it did not materialize. On November 30, 1990, the empty, wooden clubhouse at the stadium burned down completely. The cause was determined to be arson by young people. In March 1991, Bremer Gewerbebau GmbH offered the site to commercial users for sale. After the stadium was demolished in the 1990s, the site lay fallow for a long time, apart from the establishment of a furniture store. It was not until 2004 that a Christian free church congregation erected its new church building on a plot of land measuring around 7700 square meters. Finally, in March of the same year, the Obervieland Advisory Board decided to name a short - just over 100 meters long - connecting road in the Am Mohrenshof industrial park - at the location of the former sports facility - as Am Hansastadion https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hansastadion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFIiSPZCqog
  20. iris123

    'the Donald' Trump

  21. No wonder Clumpet never mentions Covid and the place they live and work.......choose Sharia law over democracy, why don't you, as long as you only criticise other places UAE threatens jail time for making fun of anti-COVID rules Local authorities issue warning after videos and photos appeared on social media ‘mocking the precautionary measures and calling on others to flout them’ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates has threatened to jail people who make fun of its anti-COVID measures after mocking photos and videos appeared online. Federal prosecutors said social media users could be punished under new laws which allow at least two years’ jail and 200,000 AED ($54,000) fines for sharing misleading information during a pandemic. The UAE has introduced a number of measures to tackle a wave of Omicron variant cases that have pushed daily COVID numbers to the highest levels since last March. The warning followed “the recent circulation of photos and videos on social media… accompanied by comments and songs mocking the precautionary measures and calling on others to flout them,” the Federal Emergency Crisis and Disasters Prosecution said in a statement. “We, therefore, call upon members of the community to refrain from this behavior, which is punishable by the law,” said the statement, which was released on Monday.

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