This, MS Teams, Skype and Zoom are used as much as email, email last resort really. You do need to visit and see the team every now and again.One problem with remote management is that it can be easy for misunderstandings to arise when you don't meet someone face to face at least occasionally. They say something in an email, you take it differently than the way they intended, you bark back at them, they get all defensive, etc. Regular routine video contact might help with some of this by giving you a better picture of how someone is feeling at the time.
French Candians were the go to feckwits in Brussels when I was there - always wanted to be front of the queue regardless of how trivial their request.No way is it the Spanish. If you really want to see truculence, you need to work avec les Francaise. They are unbelievable, not only will they never answer any question with a recognisable response, they will go out of their way to do anything other than what you recommend. This especially applies if there is a common standard that is not French.
We're f*cking ace.
You can see why other countries want to hang out with us.
IIRC read in tabloids ....Hangar 2 @ BHX will be turned into one, and Essex council building one in carpark of a cem / crem at Upminster. 2Wondered why there and looked on map - close to Thames, reasonable Distance from Excel, and kinda odd the M25.Kinnegar Army Barracks beside Palace Barracks is to be turned into a temporary morgue. Belfast can currently only hold 200 odd bodies at one time, I think.
One of the climate controlled warehouses has been rented by the Department of Justice.
I believe the UK testing regime is called 'allocation of resources'And we are significantly below the predicted rate of infection on 17 March now because we have flattened the curve with the more basic measures.
our infection rate is currently going up because
(a) we Widely broadened the testing criteria 2 weeks ago (to anyone with 1 symptom) and those results are now coming out
(b) community transmissions have increased because each case will on average give it to 2.5 others
(c) it will take 2 weeks for any measures to have any effect (so where the U.K. was telling people to self isolate for 1 week if they had symptoms here it is 2 weeks)
for the first 45 after the first confirmed case the U.K. was only testing those who had been hospitalised.
On top of that, the NUF reckons that UK producers can feed 70% of the populations needs at current production levels.
Yes. As Holywood RFC is passing you on your right as you head for Bangor Kinnegar is on the other side of the railway lines on your left. Always stuck out in my mind because there was no wriggly tin, just a fence so you could see rows of parked up vehicles and Nissen huts but rarely any pax.Across the A2 from Palace, on the coast north-east of the airport.
Maybe one of the very few "benefits" we might see after this is a revision of our food and agriculture production with a focus on local sustainability, food security and environmental impact.On top of that, the NUF reckons that UK producers can feed 70% of the populations needs at current production levels.
That's before we factor in Irish production (and if shit gets really bad Ireland will be cut off from its european markets, the UK won't be cut off from Irish produce)
Nor will we be cut off from the rest of the world where foodstuff comes in by ship (there are no U-Boats in this game, shipping will continue)
Let us hope this globalization b*llocks is finally f*cked off at the high port.Maybe one of the very few "benefits" we might see after this is a revision of our food and agriculture production with a focus on local sustainability, food security and environmental impact.
The last fifty years have seen a totally distorted agriculture sector across Europe, and indeed the rest of the world. The overproduction of certain foods (butter mountains, wine lakes, grain silos etc) is a disgrace (more so if you want to go all humane and consider that the best part of two billion people are either undernourished or actually starving).
My favourite example is the carambola or star fruit. A useful food in S.E Asia but in the UK air freighted from S. America and only ever used here as a pretty garnish. Then binned. Completely bonkers.
Maybe converting a few golf courses to agriculture might have social benefits.