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by DiamondEcho
October 21st, 2018, 11:32 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: Spire Healthcare
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Spire Healthcare

Watch/read the Woodford Funds monthly reviews, he has a material holding in Spire, and periodically gives his views on the the company incl it's current travails.
by DiamondEcho
October 21st, 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Quote of the day
Replies: 99
Views: 4210

Re: Quote of the day

Quoting an ironic headline in today's Telegraph: 'Questions over Riyadh and Russia’s links to The Independent'

[The starting point for the story is It's 70% owned by a Russian, and 30% owned by a Saudi]
by DiamondEcho
October 20th, 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Bellway Preliminary Results fye 31 July 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Bellway Preliminary Results fye 31 July 2018

Thanks monabri, sounds like more than enough reasons to sit back, wait+watch the share and sector for the medium-term...
by DiamondEcho
October 20th, 2018, 12:24 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Berkeley (BKG) share buybacks
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: Berkeley (BKG) share buybacks

BKG was my biggest holding for years. Then the mega share grants/bonuses the Board started to grant themselves turned me off. Then they started spending 'our' div on under-pinning 'their' huge stock holdings via buy-backs. A year or two back I bailed out and re-invested in something NOT run by a 'fa...
by DiamondEcho
October 20th, 2018, 12:18 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Bellway Preliminary Results fye 31 July 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Bellway Preliminary Results fye 31 July 2018

It's crossing my radar again this week, tipped in the Telegraph this week too, but OMG seems unloved; -3.37% today alone.
I wouldn't go near this without a far clearer idea what's going on here...
by DiamondEcho
October 20th, 2018, 12:08 am
Forum: Drink
Topic: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now
Replies: 606
Views: 27119

Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

Very pleasant IPA tonight from Electric Bear, vegan brew with no finings. They describe it as a session beer...at 5.4% ! That's a short session in my world! John Speaking of beer and bears, I've one of these in the fridge - https://bearrepublic.com/beer/grand-am/ As an American Pale Ale I'm going t...
by DiamondEcho
October 20th, 2018, 12:04 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports
Replies: 119
Views: 2604

Re: More no deal Brexit consequences and a date for Blue Passports

As a Brit passport holder who has visited France since the Woodstock-era, ie c. 1969 I've never needed a visa to holiday there. Are you confusing 'passport stamp' with 'visa'? Two entirely different things. Come to that I don't even recall that I got, if ever, a passport stamp from French immigratio...
by DiamondEcho
October 19th, 2018, 10:02 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Payback time for all those countries with grudges against the UK
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Payback time for all those countries with grudges against the UK

If tiny Moldova can cause the UK grief in regularising its position with the WTO over not being granted visas and a diplomatic passport when they wanted to come to the UK for discussions just imagine how some other countries with bigger historic grudges with the UK are likely to act. 'And Cojocaru ...
by DiamondEcho
October 19th, 2018, 9:41 pm
Forum: Property Investment Discussions
Topic: Phil Spencer: 10 top tips to help sell your home by Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Phil Spencer: 10 top tips to help sell your home by Christmas

2. Realistic asking prices Stop there Phil. If you really want to sell, drop your price, substantially. Nothing has moved around our way (Cambridgeshire - supposedly booming) very quickly for a long time. Even the developers plonking houses on fields are cutting deeply now. The articles opening sen...
by DiamondEcho
October 19th, 2018, 9:32 pm
Forum: Land of Off Topic Posts
Topic: Upspeak
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Upspeak

See, this is the thing. I have spent a lot of my life with people from other cultures. My wife and her family are from a (somewhat) different culture. and what that has taught me is that the very English way of expressing oneself does not do so well past Dover. So for instance the British tendency ...
by DiamondEcho
October 19th, 2018, 8:59 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Mine (and your) Room101 exhibits
Replies: 152
Views: 1952

Re: Mine (and your) Room101 exhibits

Did you know there is an area of Lincolnshire called South Holland? Confusing...... Mel The region S-W of The Wash. Flat as a pancake [like 'Holland'], and used to be the major port area for England<>Holland trade. So it's doesn't surprise me much, when you consider the large number of very old pro...
by DiamondEcho
October 19th, 2018, 8:19 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Luton Airport, why do we tolerate being treated like.....
Replies: 27
Views: 943

Re: Luton Airport, why do we tolerate being treated like.....

More on the new airport, which will eventually be the largest in the world. Its code is ISL: 'Initially the airport was supposed to be fully operational at the end of this month. At the end of October they were supposed to make the switch, with all flights transferring from one airport to the other...
by DiamondEcho
October 19th, 2018, 9:33 am
Forum: Property Investment Discussions
Topic: Phil Spencer: 10 top tips to help sell your home by Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Phil Spencer: 10 top tips to help sell your home by Christmas

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/phil-spencer-10-top-tips-070000768.html An article written for the Telegraph, but here's a syndicayed [no paywall] version on Yahoo. I thought this might be useful for anyone thinking of selling a property in the current slow market, not just those wishing to have c...
by DiamondEcho
October 18th, 2018, 9:38 pm
Forum: Land of Off Topic Posts
Topic: Upspeak
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Upspeak

There is nothing intrinsically strange about using intonation to place emphasis or shift meaning in a subtle way. At the other extreme Cantonese is predicated on such emphasis - the same word can mean many different things depending on exactly how it is spoken. Not just Cantonese, I understand Thai...
by DiamondEcho
October 17th, 2018, 10:51 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Luton Airport, why do we tolerate being treated like.....
Replies: 27
Views: 943

Re: Luton Airport, why do we tolerate being treated like.....

Fun fact for you. The four busiest single runway airports in the world: Gatwick Bombay Istanbul Fukuoka Is IST single runway, well I never. Well it feels like a damned vast/busy airport for that. Fukuoka - surprised by that, I would have guessed a Tokto or Osaka airport. Maybe lots of transit on lo...
by DiamondEcho
October 17th, 2018, 10:43 pm
Forum: Land of Off Topic Posts
Topic: Upspeak
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Upspeak

Ye gods! I could only last 15s. What an abomination. --kiloran Not easy is it :lol: I have a particular interest in the geographical migration of accents/slang, so perhaps perisisted a bit longer on this as I found it fascinating, yet also quite unpleasant. A master-class that a casual observer mig...
by DiamondEcho
October 17th, 2018, 9:23 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Scam phone call
Replies: 20
Views: 803

Re: Scam phone call

Just recently I've received several calls from what superficially looks like a US number - 00127584830 - except there aren't enough digits. It's a recorded message, saying my broadband is about to be shut down in 4 hours, and that if I want to speak to their technician I should press 1. You're far ...
by DiamondEcho
October 17th, 2018, 8:45 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Luton Airport, why do we tolerate being treated like.....
Replies: 27
Views: 943

Re: Luton Airport, why do we tolerate being treated like.....

Is there anywhere quite as bad as Luton airport? Steve Have you been through Istanbul airport? Especially doing an international <> domestic transfer? That to me is one of the most miserable and stressful airports in the world. It's not just the run-down premises, but how a majority of travellors a...
by DiamondEcho
October 17th, 2018, 8:27 pm
Forum: Land of Off Topic Posts
Topic: Upspeak
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Upspeak

I watched a linked Youtube vid, then followed a suggested on-link to this !? This Australian mangulation of English. BTW I've previously associated up-speak with Aussies/Kiwis, but you can also find elements of it in the Californian accent IME. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3plH3n1zBA 'Pastured E...
by DiamondEcho
October 17th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Quote of the day
Replies: 99
Views: 4210

Re: Quote of the day

Jean-Claude Juncker: "There can be no democratic choice against the European Treaties".

Quoted in an article in today's Telegraph by: 'Professor David Blake is at Cass Business School and a member of Economists for Free Trade'

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