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« Reply #690 on: December 28, 2017, 11:10:03 AM »
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« Reply #691 on: December 28, 2017, 12:28:32 PM »
Yes, good luck with everything Hugh.    The Griffith Uni, now that's another good Welsh name so let's hope that they come up with the goods    $good$

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« Reply #692 on: December 30, 2017, 11:49:34 AM »
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I found five links, such as this one:
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but I'd advise caution.  The one aspect which had me slightly concerned is that each report uses identical text. That, at the very least, would suggest a lack of quality peer reviews at this stage.

Hi Ian. Yes, very sage advice. I will admit that my first reaction on reading the article was total belief in it's veracity. However, your post gave me reason to explore sources to establish whether the article was sound.  My first port of call was Griffith University National Centre for Neuroimmuunology and Emerging Diseases - You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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I am certain I came accross the actual research paper but as it is late night, I am hamstrung in spending the time to rediscover it. Ian's message is a very important one. When you have a life changing illness, it is so easy o latch on to "Internet solutions". Make sure you trace these back to the xource.


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« Reply #693 on: December 30, 2017, 12:17:10 PM »
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Yes, good luck with everything Hugh.    The Griffith Uni, now that's another good Welsh name so let's hope that they come up with the goods    $good$

Thankyou for your good wishes.  I had an MRI on my right shoulder yesterday and my left shoulder done this morning. I know now how it feels to live n a toothpaste tube. The strange things about the procedure is that the first thing that they do is to place foam ear plugs into each ear then continue with an explanation of what is happening/will happen  - WHAT?

Then there is the earphones added over the ear plugs and reporting on the cricket which is my most favourite thing to listen to after sound bites of my grass growing. And then you are given the critical final instructions which sounds like a ventriloquist who truly believes their puppet can really talk - i.e. lots o lip movement but no sound. On the bright side, it could have been a Colonoscopy!

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« Reply #694 on: December 30, 2017, 12:23:06 PM »
Hugh, I do feel for you as we have been through the same thing as you have and you try so hard to find the answer but can't.
Mrs H must have gone to all the hospitals in N Wales and Walton in Liverpool but the consultants were all stumped and just didn't understand the illness or how to deal with it apart from "pacing" yourself.
What we do know about CF is that it's an auto immune disease but not life threatening but is extremely debilitating for those that have it.
We have come across many people who have suffered from the illness but the only common factor they had was that they had all been hard working and achievers.   I've not met one who hadn't previously worked or studied hard before contacting the illness.   Stress is not the factor but should be avoided whenever possible.
I do hope for your sake and the many others who suffer from the illness that a cure is found soon.    At the moment Mrs H seems out of the woods but we just take one day at a time

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« Reply #695 on: January 10, 2018, 02:12:57 PM »
North Wales tourism operators united against pay to stay tax that would be 'gift' to rival destinations
Operators across the region speak out against the Welsh Government proposal.

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« Reply #696 on: January 10, 2018, 04:29:29 PM »
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North Wales tourism operators united against pay to stay tax that would be 'gift' to rival destinations
Operators across the region speak out against the Welsh Government proposal.

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The Idiots in Cardiff thought if the French can have a Pay to Stay tax why can't we have one too. Tourist operators over there are charged 7% V.A.T. not 20%. Time Welsh Labour got in the real world before they strangle the Golden Goose.
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« Reply #697 on: February 21, 2018, 06:27:37 PM »
It’s an indictment of British society that today, both Greater Manchester Police, and a division of the London Metropolitan Police both had to Tweet advice to the public to stop phoning them about KFC having no chicken!

“Please do not contact us about the #KFCCrisis - it is not a police matter if your favourite eatery is not serving the menu that you desire”

I should cry, but I’ve been laughing about it all day.   :laugh: :laugh:
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« Reply #698 on: February 22, 2018, 09:04:27 PM »
It appears that the Police have got their finger out!   :laugh:

KFC Llandudno was fully operational again from 20.00 on Thursday, according to their website.

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« Reply #699 on: March 15, 2018, 12:31:35 PM »
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North Wales tourism operators united against pay to stay tax that would be 'gift' to rival destinations
Operators across the region speak out against the Welsh Government proposal.

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The Idiots in Cardiff thought if the French can have a Pay to Stay tax why can't we have one too. Tourist operators over there are charged 7% V.A.T. not 20%. Time Welsh Labour got in the real world before they strangle the Golden Goose.

Controversial 'tourism tax' to offset impact of visitors gets backing of councillors
The idea has met with some opposition
The introduction of a “tourism tax” to mitigate the impact of visitors on local communities has been backed by Gwynedd councillors.

Later this year, Welsh Government ministers will decide whether to push on with potential new taxes, and a small levy on overnight stays is one of four under consideration.
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« Reply #700 on: March 15, 2018, 12:36:52 PM »
Who the hell is in charge of Gwynedd council? King Herod???

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« Reply #701 on: March 16, 2018, 12:55:28 AM »
‘To mitigate the impact of tourism?’
That’s a belter....
Yes, to offset the terrible impact of them spending any money, let’s charge them some more money.. to ensure that it’s kept to an absolute minimum!
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« Reply #702 on: March 16, 2018, 08:30:38 AM »
To be fair, local Tourist Taxes are almost ubiquitous throughout Europe and if the cash was used to provide facilities such a Public Toilets, it may not be such a terrible idea.

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« Reply #703 on: March 16, 2018, 10:51:44 AM »
It's true. But - and it's a big 'but' - it would have to be inaugurated as a Wales-wide policy, otherwise those areas that had it could lose out to those that didn't.

It's pretty  much standard around the world, as well. Throughout the US and Canada, where you barely notice, as it's rolled into the cost of the room. What annoys in the US, however, is that prices are shown Ex-local tax, which in some places is 10%, so it can add a bit to your bill.  But in general I favour a tourist tax, especially when we have a Tory government who don't understand modern economics, and like to keep us all in austerity.
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« Reply #704 on: March 20, 2018, 12:27:10 PM »
Calls for 'radical changes' in running of town and community councils
Earlier this month the Welsh Government set up a review panel to consider the future role of community and town councils.

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