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  1. As nobody has replied yet, I'll attempt an answer. I take it you are looking for someone to put a picture onto a dartboard, so you can (for instance) throw darts at a board that shows a picture of Boris or a particularly disliked relative. Simply putting "Custom Photograph Dartboard" into my search engine gave a number of companies set up to sell these online, but I couldn't find any bricks and mortar shops for it in Sheffield. I'm not surprised, as I would guess it takes specialist kit to print onto a dartboard, and I wouldn't think it would attract much passing trade. Hope that helps!
  2. I think you'll find that cortisone injections are different from most injections - therefore special training is needed. Also, the areas they are given into require a more in-depth knowledge of that area of the body to get the injections in the right place - hence specialisms. With a practice with a number of Doctors, there is a greater chance to specialise. In small practices, you may well have needed to go a hospital to get the cortisone. With the Covid vaccine, less specialist knowledge is needed, and dentists routinely inject patients, and have also had general medical training, so would be able to do Covid injections. Also, they'll have needed to do many of the "safeguarding" and other trainings needed to work directly with the public, that volunteers will not have done.
  3. Yours sounds like the Chinese one mentioned in the article, not the newer one. Surprised that the friend of yours got the same result though, as this was after the new ones that PHE say are 100% effective were purchased.
  4. Why are we giving the vaccine to people who do not need it? The vaccine is not as effective as natural antibodies produced when people have had the virus and recovered from it. If we were tested for antibodies before vaccination, that would save the vaccine for those who need it, and not introduce unneeded medicines into our bodies. "the government has faced mounting calls to increase antibody testing after data released yesterday showed natural immunity to Covid may prove better protection than the Astrazeneca vaccine." https://www.cityam.com/exclusive-government-scraps-antibody-tests-at-nhs-sites/ Given that estimates of around 1 in 3 or 1 in 5 of the UK population has already had Covid are seen in the press, that means a lot of people are being given it when their bodies already have immunity.
  5. Have you any other software installed after you have reformatted and put Win 10 onto the PC? I'm thinking if you put some AV software on for instance and 2 products are competing with each other. If this is so, it may not have shown previously when you had Sky if one of them was in "passive" mode.
  6. sounds right to me - and add to that groups gathering together both inside and outside "big name" fast food places, reports of parties etc - the minority of those not obeying the Covid regulations seems to me to be growing. I've stopped buying fresh meat from my local supermarket as I see that the butchers are wearing face masks, but on their chins and chatting together while they work. If key workers are not following the rules, you can bet many many others aren't either.
  7. 2 wins on the trot, unbeaten at home this week and on a cup run. Life just got better!
  8. Thanks for the answer - been bugging me a bit recently when I can't cross roads as easily as in previous lockdown. Well, given they want less social mixing, I reckon closing more down again that will be next on the agena, at least until all the over 75's, NHS etc are given the option of a vaccination. After that, if/when hospitalisations start to come down, maybe more easing will be on the cards again as things start heading in the right direction.
  9. Presumably they are the same people who couldn't work from home last time, so that doesn't explain why the volume of cars has shot up. Nobody seems to be able to logically explain it, unless it is simply down to people ignoring the rules. If this is so, perhaps the police are right to stop people in cars and ask where they are going and why? Perhaps it would be easier for them to check number plate recognition for people at beauty spots etc far away from registered base and then ask them. That way there is a far greater chance of finding wrongdoers and fine them.
  10. If so, doubt they are open under lockdown. Usual advice - ebay, amazon....
  11. There is no evidence that the "exclusion" of Billy Sharp is because of "trouble in the camp". It's a matter of record that United have been hit hard with positive Covid tests, and where other teams have often named the players affected, we haven't. However, Billy was missing from a couple of squads, then made the bench for the last one, as did Jags (and perhaps others - I've not checked). Note that we also gave a 16-year-old his debut, and had another player I've never heard of on the bench last match, and haven't always named a full bench. Nobody is blaming Covid for our current position, but it has clearly affected selection.
  12. Well done Crawley - you have done the nation a great service!
  13. Much as I like my football, there are so many players totally ignoring Covid guidance and rules and being bad examples to others that I'm all for closing it down until Covid is well and truly under control.
  14. Footage on the news of hundreds of supporters thronging the streets cheering Marine on as they arrived for the FA Cup match with Spurs today. No reports of anybody fined. Pictures are around various websites: https://healthyfrog.readsector.com/2021/01/10/police-just-look-on-as-footballer-supporters-ignore-social-distancing/
  15. Sounds a lot when you put it that way, but if you take into account the money from TV rights etc that we've had for 2 years (and counting...), and any increases in sponsorship, we're in profit! If we do go down, then parachute payments take care of increased salaries for a couple of years or so, we'd probably sell a couple of players, and we'd still be able to attract good players to replace them.
  16. The Government is offering the vaccine to the over 80's, those "shielding" most at risk, and HNS workers first, and that will allow deaths, serious illness and hospital admissions to fall, allowing us to go back to normality. That makes sense, as the vast majority of deaths/hospital admissions are in those categories. There are many people who testing has shown have had the virus, produced antibodies and beaten it - often without even knowing they had it. The hope of a return to normal is being held out to businesses and the public, and an optimistic picture is being painted of the speed of the rollout and a return to normality. A problem as I see it is that the Government keeps announcing how many doses of vaccine they have bought, and that keeps rising and rising. "The Scotsman" last week reported that the UK Government had already acquired 355 million doses of vaccine. https://www.scotsman.com/health/coronavirus/covid-vaccine-how-many-doses-oxford-and-pfizer-jabs-does-uk-have-and-how-long-will-it-take-vaccinate-everyone-3084941 The UK head-count is around 68 million. Unless there is something else they can do with this vaccine lake, or they are planning to donate it to poorer countries, I think we will all be offered, then coerced, or forced to have the jabs, whether we want or need them or not. I appreciate that most of us would accept a jab, but not all of us. It's a slippery slope if the Government were to force everybody to do something.
  17. I agree. Most likely something has changed with the PC since you switched to Virgin, so check what programs/processes you are running. Also check Programs and Settings - you are not still running BT software by any chance as well? Virgin should have spotted that if so, but worth checking. To remove another possible cause, could you look at the ethernet cable you are using to see what type it is. You are looking along the length of the cable for some writing. It should really be Cat 6, Cat 7 or Cat 8. If it is Cat 4 or 5, then buying a Cat 8 may speed it up a little. I don't think that your main problem, but at least it would cancel out a possible problem if you have a higher rated cable. I'm assuming from this comment that it is the same PC. If so, that would show the PC was capable of that speed, so keep telling Virgin their installation is to blame. If you were to say you want your money back and you're going back to BT, that should spur them into action!
  18. perhaps so now, in many areas. However, in the past we did have higher safety standards in place (kitemark etc) than many of our competitor countries (e.g. finding imported toys with high lead content). I for one will be looking out for British chickens when the chlorinated US ones start coming in. It's their body something is being injected into. If they choose not to have the Pfizer one - it's their choice. Had they been told it was Pfizer in the first place, the ones that turned it down wouldn't have made the journey, and others could have been invited there instead.
  19. I'm not sure why. There is plenty of uncertainty around the Pfizer vaccine, not least as the supposed time between jab1 and jab2 was meant to be a maximum of 3 weeks and the Government has changed that to 12 weeks, so more people could have the first jab. Will the first jab cover the whole 12 week period? Have tests been conducted that say it will? I can understand waiting for the "English one" as it has been approved, and many people were brought up on "British is Best", "Buy British" etc.. When the supply (and Quality Control apparently) issues are resolved, more of the Oxford jab will be available - so perhaps people will have a choice which one they are offered?
  20. Sympathies - you'll have your hands full, without British Gas causing additional stress.
  21. So you are saying that professional footballers should be given the vaccine before front line NHS staff, care home residents and the over 80's? The reason that some of the pro footballers get Covid anyway is that they are not obeying the covid 19 rules. Witness the number of players being shown in the press to have been at parties, totally flouting the rules. They are role models, and the example they set is leading others to flout the rules. Yes, cancel the EFL season - and the Premier League season as well for that matter, and explain that it is not just because of Covid, it is also related to the number of players ignoring the rules.
  22. I remember him as the crux of a very talented City side - he ran the midfield with a calm assurance, always available to take a pass, seemed effortlessly to find space and the best pass for teammates. Got through a lot of work, yet never seemed flustered. Pure class, yet often produced all this on pitches more like mudbaths than the bowling greens they play on now.
  23. Aahhh! I missed the "Spoiler Alert" warning! I have recorded it for future viewing - I rarely watch TV live, so I record stuff and just press "pause" if I get a phone call or something - then I don't miss anything or have to put callers off. Don't worry - I'll leave it for a while and hope I forget your post by then! To the OP - I prefer this version to the original, where the Chaser questions in the final chase always seem easier (and often shorter) that the contestants.
  24. I'm getting fed up with this kind of stunt from footballers, and it not really being punished. Add to this the breaking of Covid restrictions by ... well, too many to mention.... and it's just dragging the name of football through the mud.
  25. I've just found a 22 page pdf from the Government and additional links at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home As it's dated today, I think we can take it as the current one. The link also gives a brief single-page summary.
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