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by Lowbankclaret
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BURNLEY. V. SAINTS
Replies: 455
Views: 12145

Re: BURNLEY. V. SAINTS

Early days
by Lowbankclaret
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley 2nd Highest Daily Covid Rate
Replies: 65
Views: 3289

Re: Burnley 2nd Highest Daily Covid Rate

Last time when we had loads of admissions to ICU most none urgent surgery was cancelled. This led to spare ICU beds to help deal with the covid admissions. NHS England directed all elective operations to cease back in March/April. This was done because many elective ops end up with the patients req...
by Lowbankclaret
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your top six favourite guitar players
Replies: 104
Views: 1774

Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

How has no one mentioned
Ted Nugent, great white buffalo or hibernation just a couple of tunes.
by Lowbankclaret
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Greenwood & Foden in trouble
Replies: 103
Views: 5043

Re: Greenwood & Foden in trouble

So we are in the middle of a pandemic and the England team are given special dispensation due to testing the quarantine. Two players decide want their c0ck wants take president over all of that.
Typical footballers, should never play for a England again.
by Lowbankclaret
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hart signing for Spurs
Replies: 77
Views: 4836

Re: Hart signing for Spurs

bfcjg wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:42 pm
If we didnt have such brilliant popular keepers in Heaton and Pope I think Hart would have become a hero, it was just circumstances.
The simple fact he was sh1t didn’t help him.
by Lowbankclaret
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rolls Royce
Replies: 120
Views: 5694

Re: Rolls Royce

We'll see, without anyone nevermind everyone being incorrect let's see if I'm right my track record so far suggests I will be because I'm knowledgeable, too many people seem to be experts on RR but so far I'm the only person I say something is going to happen & it does happen, similar to the Covid-...
by Lowbankclaret
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rolls Royce
Replies: 120
Views: 5694

Re: Rolls Royce

For the last 2 decades a good proposition of the Barnoldswick workforce have nigh on worked to rule, purposely did just enough and never above and beyond and took a decent wage for it. More unforgivingly, they would make it impossible for the lads who wanted to give 100% with a ‘we don’t do things ...
by Lowbankclaret
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rolls Royce
Replies: 120
Views: 5694

Re: Rolls Royce

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by Lowbankclaret
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rolls Royce
Replies: 120
Views: 5694

Re: Rolls Royce

The writing has been on the wall for B'Wick for decades. When I started, there were over 2,000 people employed over 3 sites. With the advent of CNC machining, the change in manufacturing process for turbine blades, which were made at B'Wick before being made from single cell crystals at a new facto...
by Lowbankclaret
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rolls Royce
Replies: 120
Views: 5694

Re: Rolls Royce

They constantly do a sorb every month and figures are going down and down. Will be more so now the xwb blades going to Singapore. Also JSF will go Singapore soon as they now have license to do them. Basically apart from JSF blades, barnoldswick are just making spares. Yep, Bristol is future of Roll...
by Lowbankclaret
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rolls Royce
Replies: 120
Views: 5694

Re: Rolls Royce

Pretty obvious the less you produce the less volume of returns you have to deal with, you was right in saying neither factory could cope if the blades ended up being returned, what you didn't make allowances for is the substantial reduction in production, The a350 plane is no longer attractive and ...
by Lowbankclaret
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rolls Royce
Replies: 120
Views: 5694

Re: Rolls Royce

The rate wouldn't matter though would it, as they would hedge against it in order to secure a fixed cost of projects? Like I said I don’t fully understand how it works. It always confused me. So if we signed a contract in 2018 at 1.65 dollars to the pound and in 2019 it was 1.62, as a team we would...
by Lowbankclaret
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rolls Royce
Replies: 120
Views: 5694

Re: Rolls Royce

Wouldn't it be unusual for a company, of the scale of Rolls Royce, to allow their business be dictated by foreign currency fluctuations, rather than securing sufficient hedging for them to continue to drive their business strategy as desired? That 1.54 figure is used for all sourcing decisions. In ...
by Lowbankclaret
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rolls Royce
Replies: 120
Views: 5694

Re: Rolls Royce

Singapore isn't renowned for cheap labour is it? I would be genuinely surprised if that was the main reason behind this move. It’s a complex state of affairs with Singapore. I kinda understand it but not fully. So Barnoldswick manufactures blades that are costed in £ (pounds sterling). Singapore ma...
by Lowbankclaret
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rolls Royce
Replies: 120
Views: 5694

Re: Rolls Royce

conyoviejo wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:40 pm
Daft as it seems,they are getting rid of the wide chord fan blade but keeping on the old style blade making. :(
No one else could make the Honeycomb Fan blades, each one is hand made and individual. Very old school engineering.
by Lowbankclaret
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rolls Royce
Replies: 120
Views: 5694

Re: Rolls Royce

I explained all this to lowbankclaret on the covid-19 thread which was locked that the work was going to Singapore but it fell on deaf ears, a blindman entrenched in a deep dark cave could see what was going to happen. Yes you did. I was hoping the company would understand you need to keep your IP ...
by Lowbankclaret
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hiroshima and Nagasaki - 75 years ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1414

Re: Hiroshima and Nagasaki - 75 years ago

The Japanese were certainly an awful, brutal, warmongering fascist regime who had committed terrible atrocities and invading Japan would have been costly in many ways. But given those circumstances, is the deliberate killing of civilians justified? The morality of warfare, such as it is, and the va...
by Lowbankclaret
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: PPI Phone Pests - Where are they now?
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: PPI Phone Pests - Where are they now?

Most are now chasing pensions advisors who moved money from Final salary to SIPP schemes.
by Lowbankclaret
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Octopus Energy
Replies: 63
Views: 3494

Re: Octopus Energy

Thank's for the feed back, edf started out at £112 dd per month on a fixed tariff but within the year they had put it up to 226 a month without me really taking any notice when I rang them they said I was using more energy so altered the dd so I wouldn't under pay over the year...trouble was at the...
by Lowbankclaret
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Diabetes
Replies: 50
Views: 2180

Re: Diabetes

LoveCurryPies wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:52 pm
It’s a permanent change. I’ve learnt a lot and never really understood just how many calories were in food. But I’ve a lot more to learn.
Did you use that carbs and coals app at all?

Well done in any case.
by Lowbankclaret
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 285926

Re: Covid-19

Hi cricketfield Just read a report about inhaled interferon a substance we produce naturally in infections and was used by injection for hep B and C with some effect before better antivirals came along. When inhaled with nebulisers in a small study of 101 with a 50:50ish split the need for ICU trea...
by Lowbankclaret
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 285926

Re: Covid-19

Once again the world sets a new record number of Covid cases.
by Lowbankclaret
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 285926

Re: Covid-19

The USA and Brazil have tended to have short lived and limited lockdown. They are now experiencing high case rates. This would have been the same for the UK. The UK are now squashing clusters through 'track and trace'. For example, if an outbreak occurs in a food processing plant, the plant will be...
by Lowbankclaret
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 285926

Re: Covid-19

FactualFrank wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:01 pm
Not sure about America, but I remember you guaranteeing 100% a second wave over here.
To be fair, the second wave is just starting build . Be interesting to see where we are in 4 weeks time.
by Lowbankclaret
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 285926

Re: Covid-19

A supplier of my wife's company has just told her this lunchtime that they are closing today for two weeks as they are being forced into lockdown. They are in Bradford. Not heard or seen anything on the news. My friends lad just tested positive for Covid. No idea where he works but they tested ever...
by Lowbankclaret
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 285926

Re: Covid-19

A friend who works at the same place as me. His son tested positive for Covid 19 on Friday, apparently they tested everyone who works where he does, no idea where he works. He had no symptoms but is positive so the whole family now in isolation.
by Lowbankclaret
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stocks and shares during covid
Replies: 93
Views: 4479

Re: Stocks and shares during covid

A few points: You sound to be a 'risk averse' investor. Not sure what you mean by safe haven - cash, the dollar, Swiss Francs, Gold, laddered bond portfolio? There is risk in all holdings - even cash. Second wave is not inevitable. Good possibility of a vaccine in the autumn. Gold often does well i...
by Lowbankclaret
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stocks and shares during covid
Replies: 93
Views: 4479

Re: Stocks and shares during covid

UnderSeige wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:19 am
I think that's the $64,000 question Lowbank. If only we knew the answer.
For me it’s the £750,000 question.

Do I do gold, gov bonds etc or think the market will go up or down.

I think it’s a second wave and down so will be doing a safe haven for 12 months.
by Lowbankclaret
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stocks and shares during covid
Replies: 93
Views: 4479

Re: Stocks and shares during covid

I couldn’t think of a worse possible time to invest. No in a time of volatility it’s the time to invest, this is the time of opportunity. Tesla up 50% in two weeks. Amazon up as well. BG American up over 50% in 6 months. Where there is volatility there’s money to be made. It’s just if your brave en...
by Lowbankclaret
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stocks and shares during covid
Replies: 93
Views: 4479

Re: Stocks and shares during covid

Go on then I’ll put my offering in. The company is called AMUR MINERALS! It trades on The AIM. They are a company that has been drilling for minerals (nickel etc) in the far wastelands of Eastern Russia quite close to the China border. This has been going on for about 10 years. The shares are curre...
by Lowbankclaret
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stocks and shares during covid
Replies: 93
Views: 4479

Re: Stocks and shares during covid

mealdeal wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:43 pm
'....Considerably cheaper for the funds I'm likely to hold'
I wish you good luck with your investments.

What’s your view on a second wave and second dip in the markets?
by Lowbankclaret
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 5 black managers out of 91
Replies: 97
Views: 2529

Re: 5 black managers out of 91

You should be embarrassed by that view. Well in the eyes of some at least. FWIW you are spot in (IMO). 99% of us dont actually care what race, religion, colour someone is. We just want the best people for the jobs. What I have witnessed where I worked is positive diversity . In its drive for divers...
by Lowbankclaret
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stocks and shares during covid
Replies: 93
Views: 4479

Re: Stocks and shares during covid

Seems to me but I know nothing really about economics that we will move into much higher inflation than we have had for sometime as the only real solution to our massive debt burden is to inflate our way out of it. Interest rates will shoot up and we are going to spend years with lower living stand...
by Lowbankclaret
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stocks and shares during covid
Replies: 93
Views: 4479

Re: Stocks and shares during covid

Either today or tomorrow I’ll be selling my entire SIPP. It’s back to where it was just prior to the March falls, so I’m bailing for a good period. Don’t take that as advice, my ulterior motive is to cash in my HL account with a view to reinvesting entirely with Vanguard which is considerably cheap...
by Lowbankclaret
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is a 4-day working week inevitable?
Replies: 26
Views: 1388

Re: Is a 4-day working week inevitable?

I know Rolls Royce are looking at a 4 day week with a 20% cut in salary to save some jobs.
by Lowbankclaret
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stocks and shares during covid
Replies: 93
Views: 4479

Re: Stocks and shares during covid

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by Lowbankclaret
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Stocks and shares during covid
Replies: 93
Views: 4479

Re: Stocks and shares during covid

I have been doing a lot of research recently due to getting my pension transfer value through and looking where best to invest. Buying company shares very volatile at the moment as you know, you can make big gains or losses in the current market. It all depends on your strategy and end game for your...
by Lowbankclaret
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 285926

Re: Covid-19

:roll: The natural conclusion is that you're not much interested in anything except arguing for arguing's sake. Otherwise by now you would have noticed that I am consistently referring to FLUANDPNEUMONIA, that's FLU AND PNEUMONIA, the two illnesses which are aggregated for stats purposes. FLU AND P...
by Lowbankclaret
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wigan
Replies: 239
Views: 14353

Re: Wigan

A couple of questions : What BLM fiasco is that? Where did you read about sky sports cancellations soaring? BLM is a political movement, now it’s putting its views out there about Israel and defunding the police. The PL is starting to distance itself from it. Many people feel the reaction to the WL...
by Lowbankclaret
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell
Replies: 65
Views: 3818

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell

Lots of powerful people around, she will not last till the end of the month.
by Lowbankclaret
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hong Kong protests
Replies: 84
Views: 2987

Re: Hong Kong protests

China is going to start attacking and annexing countries near to it, just as Russia did with Crimea.
They don’t give a **** what we think or what we do.
by Lowbankclaret
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wigan
Replies: 239
Views: 14353

Re: Wigan

Unfortunately Wigan are the first of many. Covid 19 has removed a lot of revenue from clubs. The BLM fiasco has meant loads of people cancelling Sky subscriptions, I read up to 2000 a week are cancelling. As many foreign owners realise their club has become a bottomless money pit due to players havi...
by Lowbankclaret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 285926

Re: Coronavirus

Whilst discussion is being stifled I'm moving away from this particular line as it as nothing to do with Covid-19, regarding the drunken driver I wasn't sure hence asking the question, somethings add up he says whilst other things don't make sense, Ben the apprentice I know is very similar. It wasn...
by Lowbankclaret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 285926

Re: Coronavirus

Grumps wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:46 pm
Couldn't quite see the point in the weird suggestion lowbank was some sort of drunken driver, just because he doesn't see things your way
Well it was not me!
But Covid is going to impact this area massively as we have a lot of manufacturing companies that do work for aerospace.
by Lowbankclaret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 285926

Re: Coronavirus

Airbus set to axe 10k jobs. Aerospace industry in on its knees at moment. Restructuring means getting rid of workers due to either moving work or work not being there. No point going further on about it at all as you sound like a big Rolls guy and anyone else are just a little shop floor numbers, o...
by Lowbankclaret
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 285926

Re: Coronavirus

You seem to look at bigger picture of Rolls and not local, which might be good for you if you want to go work abroad for less money. Some people want to stay in UK and look after UK jobs, some people wouldnt go abroad for Rolls to send work out and lose uk jobs because its cheaper. T700 makes money...
by Lowbankclaret
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 285926

Re: Coronavirus

interesting, the company I worked for moved some engineering centers to India/Philippines and Poland decades ago, we sent top engineers to each to set up and a team in each office from Europe, each year the western expats were reduced, now less than a handful in each location, the office VP & BD VP...
by Lowbankclaret
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 285926

Re: Coronavirus

Singapore wasn't allowed to do military blades at 1st but now they got licence to. Rolls will still be in barlick but will be skeleton crew. Look at Airbus, they are getting rid of alot of workers. Airbus is Rolls main engine buyer. Airbus asked Rolls for an engine for new plane they making (airbus...
by Lowbankclaret
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 285926

Re: Coronavirus

Trent 700 no longer made, they do the odd and I mean odd 700 blade for spares. T900 dead, they make none of them. Trent 1000 Singapore made (they do odd few again odd few) xwb 97k and mk2 blades plus military are what they make most of at Barlick. They are made for the A380 and that has gone. Why a...
by Lowbankclaret
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 13866
Views: 285926

Re: Coronavirus

:It was going down before all this virus. But now the big money maker for Rolls A380, and A350 are being retired. Rolls have no new engine in line at moment either. Airbus asked Rolls for a engine for there new plane and Rolls said no (very strange) But Rolls are getting alot of military work so wo...