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  1. https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2021/12/06/scalloway-co-op-given-planning-go-ahead/ Scalloway Co-op given planning go-ahead Two ward councillors scrutinise proposal – with Moraig Lyall saying she could not support the plans
  2. https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2021/10/15/sandwick-co-op-gets-green-light-from-planners/ Update Sandwick Co-op gets green light from planners
  3. Because those substances are legal and users are meant to use them in moderation. The campaign on drugs in Scotland has failed miserably, time for a rethink and a new strategy , first step is to legalise some types of cannabis without the physcoactive THC in them.
  4. https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2021/05/17/co-op-starts-consultation-to-allay-fears-over-supermarket-plans/ Co-op starts consultation to allay fears over supermarket plans
  5. Only a matter off time until Wills makes up the difference.
  6. Its very sad to see this but i think people are naive if they think Shetland does'nt have racist people here, hopefully it is declining though.
  7. Electric cars: What will happen to all the dead batteries? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56574779
  8. Co-op Own brand beans 0.32p Co-op honest value beans 0.25p, not 0.22p but not far off it.
  9. Depends what your buying, many CO-OP own brand products are cheaper though some country shops also carry CO-OP brand stuff but i am not sure if its at the same price point, with the CO-OP you only get clubcard money back with thier own brand stuff where with Tesco its done on the total spend.
  10. I do, that's the main reason i buy them, saving on better value things allows more money to spend in other area's and to save a bit for the future.
  11. Why would the brand name tin be better in every way ?
  12. Some things may be lower quality but the likes of pasta, cereals, rice, etc there aint much difference. I am pretty sure the BBC TV show "Eat Well For Less" highlights the difference in products with many brand names being unhealthier as they are packed with more flavourings and sugar compared to the supermarket own brand.
  13. I am for both developements for me Supermarket shopping is essential for low income families in communities, I believe the doomsday scenario is being over played especially by the number of Tesco van's you see delivering shopping, If anything i reckon it would hit Tesco more than the local shops as most weekly shops are done there. I would like to see a set of traffic lights on the east voe road and an pavement put on the sea side of the road plus a reduced speed limit from the view point above the Scord to 30mph.
  14. https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2021/04/23/what-sort-of-community-do-we-want-mp-asks-while-urging-planners-to-reject-plans-for-two-new-co-op-supermarkets/ What sort of community do we want? MP asks, while urging planners to reject plans for two new Co-op supermarkets
  15. Totally agree, Even if you look at only brake pipes, why after over a 100 years of making cars are they still made of a material that can corrode
  16. Will it end up going to a vote by the council or can the decision be made by the planning department only ?
  17. There ca'nt be much in it when you factor in the new housing that's coming to Scalloway. Tingwall would be a good option though as there is plenty of space there and you pick up trade from north and west, but that would effect the westside shops and the one in nesting.
  18. Maybe if this gets turned down it might make Blydoit Fish and the Sandwick Shop expand a bit to offer more products.
  19. Is there not a plan to boost the population of both area's with new housing scheme's ? I always buy local, bread, milk, meat (apart from chicken), tatties, and other things like pastries, pies, filled rolls, coleslaw, and cake's etc. The larger shopping trips are done at tesco. You do wonder how much it would take away from the Tesco delivery van compared with local shops.
  20. https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2021/03/30/co-op-plans-to-expand-with-shops-in-sandwick-and-scalloway/ Are you in favour or do you think it will destroy the local economy and result in huge job losses some are predicting. \ ** admin edit - thanks for starting the poll XAM7102, we've added a couple of additional choices **
  21. Post from an article i read recently. The question of how quickly Autonomous vehicles will establish market dominance is difficult, and a range of opinions have been offered. A number of car companies have predicted the fully autonomous vehicles will be on the market within the next 5-10 years - this includes Audi in 2017 (Torr, 2014), Ford in 2020 (Su, 2015), Nissan in 2020 (Nissan, 2013) and Tesla in 2023 (Kaufman, 2014). Google is probably most most advanced, and they plan to have a driverless car in the market by 2018 (Tam, 2012). How quickly the market will take up these vehicles is unknown, and most projections are done by looking at the growth rate of previous technologies. In 2012, a panel of IEEE members predicted that 75% of the fleet would be autonomous by 2040 (IEEE, 2012). The Victoria Transport Policy Institute (Litman, 2015) predicts a slower uptake - with the 75% market being achieved by 2060. This was based on comparisons with other vehicle technologies, such as automatic transmission, on-board navigation and hybrid vehicles, all of which took several decades to reach significant market capture. The FP Think Working Group (Bierstedt et al, 2014) acknowledges that there will be a number of factors that will accelerate the market penetration of AV - including very high rewards to the first movers, and the significant improvements to road safety. This leads them to predict that 25% of the fleet will be autonomous by 2035, with 95% penetration by 2040 when possible government mandates, or subscription based transport services are established. They predict that vehicles without a legal driver will be possible by 2050. These projections are based on the assumption that autonomous vehicles will grow similarly to other vehicle technologies. But there is an argument that they could be more like technology products, which tend to have a much faster uptake profile; Personal Computers took only 20 years to go from first product to 80% coverage (in developed countries). Mobile phones were faster than this at only 15 years, and smartphone are almost at 80% after only 10 years (comScore, 2015). Admittedly these are cheaper devices than cars and generally have a higher turnover rate. But the average age of an Australian car is only 10 years, 40% of cars in Australia are less than 5 years old, and the number of new sales each year is almost 9% of the fleet (based on ABS Motor Vehicle Census and Sales of New Motor Vehicles). If autonomous cars can be made safely and affordably, there is no reason that they could not be taken up at a very fast rate. Finally, there is good evidence that the rate of new technology adoption is still increasing. The following chart (Felton, 2008) shows the percentage of US houses owning various technological products over the last 100 years. It can be seen that all of the newer products have been taken up at a much faster rate than the older ones. It is at least possible that autonomous vehicles could follow this trend
  22. Level 0 (No-Automation): The driver is in complete and sole control of the primary vehicle controls - brake, steering, throttle, and motive power - at all times. Level 1 (Function-specific Automation): Automation at this level involves one or more specific control functions. Examples include electronic stability control or pre-charged brakes, where the vehicle automatically assists with braking to enable the driver to regain control of the vehicle or stop faster than possible by acting alone. Level 2 (Combined Function Automation): This level involves automation of at least two primary control functions designed to work in unison to relieve the driver of control of those functions. An example of combined functions enabling a Level 2 system is adaptive cruise control in combination with lane centering. Level 3 (Limited Self-Driving Automation): Vehicles at this level of automation enable the driver to cede full control of all safety-critical functions under certain traffic or environmental conditions and in those conditions to rely heavily on the vehicle to monitor for changes in those conditions requiring transition back to driver control. The driver is expected to be available for occasional control, but with sufficiently comfortable transition time. The Google car is an example of limited self-driving automation. Level 4 (Full Self-Driving Automation): The vehicle is designed to perform all safety-critical driving functions and monitor roadway conditions for an entire trip. Such a design anticipates that the driver will provide destination or navigation input, but is not expected to be available for control at any time during the trip. This includes both occupied and unoccupied vehicles.
  23. Note the word eventually, i am talking a long time away tech/software and self driving transport has to be perfected first, in reality it probably won't be banned but i reckon it will decrease in time as subscription based autonomus transport will make owning your own car less appealing financially and without the hassle of maintenance, depreciation, insurance, tax etc. This is just my theory based on things ive read and science/technology podcasts ive listened to.
  24. I want to see more info on where and how they are sourcing the lithium and low energy materials for building all these EV's. We all no too well that people somewhere are getting exploited and paid low wages in horrid conditions just so the ones who can afford it can drive around thinking there a saviour of the enviroment in thier shiny new EV. The fact that car's are used for the journey then sit idle for long periods make private ownership a bad case for the environment. Drive to work, car sits all day not used, drive home and possibly a stop at the shop or a visit and then the car sits all night unused, very unefficent even for EV's when you take into account the energy resources for building, shipping, marketing etc. Private car ownership needs to eventually be banned.
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