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  2. The Liquidator

    Chelsea Discussion

    Well its been plain for anyone with an ounce of football knowledge, our defence has more holes in it than an evening toasted Crumpet. Last night we reached a new level of incompetence and I woke this morning to the news Christensen is hoping to sign a new 5 year contract with us before next season. Where have the days Pep touching him up escorting him off the pitch gone? At the time I said sell him!! Man we cant catch a break! I have said it before and I’ll say it again, those giving Alonso stick do not understand football. He is a wing back and anything he does wrong in a 4 is down to the bloke selecting him. The same goes for the other useless Left wing back we have on the books. Talking of that bloke who picks the team. As far back as the very start of the season I was calling for Frank to employ someone to sort the defending out. I watched the after game press conference where he was asked about our defending and sure enough he answers as thou he is still in denial. Pulisic outstanding Tammy passenger Willian another above average performance Christensen and Ruduger no better than Sunday morning level. What was Dave doing? Who signed that goalie? Midfield controlled a game West Ham set up to hit on the break. Lastly, Reuben Loftus-Cheek, why on earth is he getting airtime in such important fixtures? He looks two yards behind the pace of the games. More poor management. Well done West Ham. My phone rang within minutes of the final whistle where my West Ham buddy was full of beans, as he should have been. However, he also informed me the last time West Ham did the double over us, they got relegated! They arnt very good, but they sure were good enough to do us over.
  3. VAR has ruined football as a spectator spot. Can’t celebrate any goal any more. That pathetic handball rule that’s come with it too.
  4. Omg that's actually been disallowed. That is a horrible decision. How can Lucas avoid that
  5. Good goal from Sheff Utd! Thought the change was gone when Berge took it off the other guy but a very nice finish.
  6. Same starting lineup for us, with Bargfrede replacing the suspended Vogt.
  7. Yes I agree. Sheff Utd have been poor since restart. Look okay today, mind.
  8. Certainly the most exciting team for me this year will be Alpha Tauri. I really like Gasly, and was thrilled when he got his podium last year, but Kyvat being his teammate should be exciting times.
  9. Eco

    F1 Feeder Series

    It's going to be a good year I feel. Will certainly go for Prema Racing in F2. Mick will be the talk of the town, but I do like Robert and would love to see him in F1 one day.
  10. nudge

    F1 Feeder Series

    Smart choice, as Mazepin is poo and Markelov, while an exciting and very fun to watch driver, will probably be gone from the spotlight soon enough, given that he's 25 already and has lost most of his financial backers, as much as I'm aware (as his father was arrested and out in jail on bribery charges in Russia a while ago)... I really like Shwartzman and hope he does well, but will still cheer for Mick, hehe. This season's grid looks so good compared to the last one, so many drivers I'm excited to watch...
  11. CaaC (John)

    Countries of the World

    Scotland's Gaelic language could die out in 10 years, says study The number of Gaelic speakers suffered a sharp contraction in the 1980s and continues to decline. (CNN)Gaelic-speaking communities in Scotland are in crisis and the language could die out within 10 years, according to a new study. A team of experts from the University of the Highlands and Islands and the Soillse research project studied a number of Gaelic communities and found that "the social use and transmission of Gaelic is at the point of collapse," according to a press release published Thursday. The language has been used in Scotland for more than 1,500 years. While its use has declined, Gaelic is "a valuable part of Scotland's cultural identity, especially for people in the Highlands and Islands," the Scottish government says. The language does receive support from the Scottish government but researchers say existing policies have failed. The team published their findings in a new book titled "The Gaelic Crisis in the Vernacular Community: A comprehensive sociolinguistic survey of Scottish Gaelic." Study author Conchúr Ó Giollagáin, professor of Gaelic research at the University of the Highlands and Islands, told CNN that the language could be gone within 10 years due to a rapid decline in the number of speakers that started in the 1980s. For the 1981 census, 80% of people on the islands reported an ability to speak Gaelic, but by the 2011 census that had fallen to 52%. This represents a net loss of 9,660 Gaelic speakers over 30 years, with younger people in particular not speaking the language. There are currently around 11,000 Gaelic speakers in Scotland and most are over the age of 50, Ó Giollagáin said, but their networks are increasingly isolated and the language is not being passed down to younger generations. A bilingual sign on Stornoway, the main town in the Western Isles. "Language is a social competence," said Ó Giollagáin, adding that speakers need friends to converse. Researchers say the existing government policy -- which has included the building of Gaelic primary and secondary schools in Glasgow and Edinburgh to improve access to education -- has failed. A radically different approach is needed to arrest the decline of the language and if things continue as they are then in the near future those learning Gaelic will only do so in a classroom rather than in communities, added Ó Giollagáin. "Gaelic language identity will essentially become a second language, or a heritage identity, in Scotland, and not a lived reality of a community of speakers," he said. Existing efforts have been "largely symbolic," according to Ó Giollagáin, and the government needs to do more, such as setting up a Gaelic Community Trust and encouraging networks of speakers to use the language in a social setting. A spokesperson for the Scottish government said Gaelic is a vital part of Scotland's cultural identity and it supports efforts to help people learn and use the language. Mairi MacInnes, chair of Bòrd na Gàidhlig, an organization that promotes Gaelic, said the group is "willing to discuss with island communities what else they want to happen, in addition to the many positive things which are already in place, to encourage greater use of Gaelic in the islands and elsewhere." CNN
  12. Eco

    F1 Feeder Series

    D. All of the Above But I like Schwartzman as I know the most about him.
  13. Eco

    F1 Feeder Series

    Just realized that Robert and Mick are teammates in F2. I just paid for F1 TV Pro for a year so I plan to try and watch as many of his races as possible.
  14. nudge

    F1 Feeder Series

    Will you be cheering for Markelov, Mazepin or Shwartzman in F2?
  15. Burning Gold

    New Football Laws 2020/21

    Yeah it's dumb, but it's what they do 100% of the time anyway, so I can't bring myself to be outraged about it. Is it a double jeopardy thing? It would make more sense if they still issued a yellow card for a deliberate foul in that situation as they do with red cards & penalties.
  16. I’m almost hoping for a draw just to maintain that symmetry in the head to head.
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  18. Idk why but I’m thinking Spurs come away with 3 points here
  19. nudge

    F1 Feeder Series

    With Roman Stanek replacing Niko Kari at Charouz at the very last moment, here's the final entry list of F3 2020:
  20. Tommy

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

    My city is the most rising when it comes to new infections in Germany. We even overtook that city that had that big outbreak in the meat factory. https://www.mdr.de/nachrichten/panorama/corona-neuinfektionen-duesseldorf-nachtleben-100.html
  21. CaaC (John)

    Australians Only Thread

    Archaeologists find ancient Aboriginal sites underwater, off the coast of Australia One of the sites was found in the Cape Bruguieres Channel, off northwestern Australia. (CNN)- Researchers have found the first confirmed underwater Aboriginal archaeological sites off the coast of Australia, and predict that there are many more to be discovered. Many settlements were built in areas that were on dry land at the end of the Ice Age, when sea levels were lower but were submerged as the sea rose, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE. The Australian coast extended 100 miles farther out to sea than it does now, say a team of researchers led by archaeologist Jonathan Benjamin of Flinders University in Adelaide, so it is likely that many ancient sites are underwater. Scientists sent divers to explore likely sites and also used a number of techniques, such as aerial and underwater remote sensing. The study included maps of the sites. They found two sites off northwestern Australia. The first, in Cape Bruguieres Channel, contained artefacts that are at least 7,000 years old. At the second site, Flying Foam Passage, they found a single artefact that is 8,500 years old. Many of the artefacts had marine life growing on them, but the team were able to identify a number of worked stone tools, including two possible grinding stones. The findings show that these exploratory techniques are useful in detecting underwater archaeological sites, said the authors, who hope they can be used to systematically recover and investigate ancient artefacts. The team urged the Australian government to enact legislation that would protect and manage Aboriginal sites along the coastline. "Managing, investigating and understanding the archaeology of the Australian continental shelf in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditional owners and custodians is one of the last frontiers in Australian archaeology," Benjamin said. "Our results represent the first step in a journey of discovery to explore the potential of archaeology on the continental shelves which can fill a major gap in the human history of the continent," he added. In 2016, a genomic study revealed that Aboriginal Australians are the oldest known civilization on Earth, with ancestries stretching back roughly 75,000 years. The findings indicate Aboriginals diverged from Eurasians 57,000 years ago, following a single exodus from Africa around 75,000 years ago. The data may show Aboriginal Australians came to the continent as early as 31,000 years ago. Aboriginal Australians are Earth's oldest civilization: DNA study CNN
  22. Well, I mean they also hired Reutemann to replace Niki while he was pretty much on his way to the hospital after his crash, and then later after the season was over they told him he wouldn't recover as fast as expected, so he'll have to be #2 driver from now on (which was not only a dick move, but also a breach of his contract). Then he still went on to win his second title with Ferrari the following season, and left to Brabham afterwards, because he had enough of Ferrari and their shite.
  23. CaaC (John)

    Deep Sea Exploration

    Toxic mercury pollution found in the ocean’s deepest point Two independent teams of scientists have found methylmercury in fish and crustaceans captured in the 11,000-metre-deep Mariana Trench. Human-derived mercury is a serious threat to the marine world, and now it seems to have infiltrated into the deepest, remotest parts of the ocean. While mercury is a naturally occurring element that can be introduced to the environment through volcanic eruptions and forest fires, human-derived mercury from industrial activity, incineration, mining and energy generation boosts the amount of airborne mercury, which eventually finds its way into the rivers and oceans. It then works its way through the food chain, accumulating in marine animals, with larger predators like swordfish and sharks containing particularly high quantities Mercury is toxic to humans and other animals and can lead to birth defects and neurological problems. The submersible Deep Sea Warrior, used by Ruoyu Sun’s team © Sun Qing/Getty Images Now, two independent teams of scientists have found a toxic form of mercury, methylmercury, present in fish and crustaceans captured in some of the deepest ocean trenches, including the 11,000-metre-deep Mariana Trench. “This is a surprise,” said researcher Dr Ruoyu Sun, from Tianjin University, China. “Previous research had concluded that methylmercury was mostly produced in the top few hundred metres of the ocean. “This would have limited mercury bioaccumulation by ensuring that fish which forage deeper than this would have had limited opportunity to ingest the methylmercury. With this work, we now believe that isn’t true.” Hadal snailfish Notoliparis kermadecensis at 7,000m in the Kermadec Trench off New Zealand as sampled by Joel Blum’s team © Alan Jamieson The researchers concluded that the particular form of mercury found within the creatures was not produced naturally in the deep-sea environment, and much of it is likely to have come from human activity. “We know that this mercury is deposited from the atmosphere to the surface ocean and is then transported to the deep ocean in the sinking carcasses of fish and marine mammals, as well as in small particles,” said Dr Joel Blum, from the University of Michigan. This research has demonstrated the far-reaching impact that human activity can have on even the remotest environments, and will lead to greater understanding about how mercury affects the marine world. Are all the world’s oceans at the same level? How long would a pebble take to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench? https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/toxic-mercury-pollution-found-in-the-oceans-deepest-point/
  24. That makes them sound like a bunch of twats.
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