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CaaC (John)

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    Last movie you watched?

  2. Welcome to TR365 @Jimmy Briefcase I hope you enjoy your time in here, the majority of us are maniacs but we all love each other really, keep posting
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    Bury FC

    FA Cup first round: Bury expulsion means bye to the second round for one team One club will receive a bye to round two of the FA Cup when the first-round draw is made on Thursday, following Bury's removal from the competition. The Shakers were expelled from the English Football League - and subsequently the cup - in August. The 47 remaining League One and League Two clubs will join 32 non-league outfits in the first round in November. The club that receives the bye will also be awarded the £36,000 prize money for a first-round winner. The final club left in the pot during the draw will receive the bye. FULL REPORT
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    Everton Discussion

    Everton's £25m summer signing Jean-Philippe Gbamin has been ruled out until January after having surgery on a thigh injury. Gbamin, 24, has been out of action since August. The Ivorian figured as a substitute against Crystal Palace on the Premier League's opening weekend then started the win against Watford on 17 August. But he broke down in training before the 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa six days later. The midfielder, signed from Mainz on 2 August, was back in light training before Everton's last league game, a 1-0 defeat at Burnley on 5 October, but suffered another setback and has now had an operation in France. It is a significant setback for under-pressure Everton manager Marco Silva as well as the Ivory Coast international, who had been brought in to fill the gap left by Idrissa Gueye's departure to Paris St-Germain. There were fears at Everton that Gbamin would need surgery when he initially suffered the injury but the club had hoped it would be avoided. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50074905
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    @nudge @Eco @Stan This is one being advertised on Amazon.
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    I learnt chess when I was working in the Railways in Australia when I did some clerical work, morning, afternoon & night shift's, you would have railway guards coming in to hand in their train shifts and the majority of them were migrants from the likes of Poland, Hungry and everywhere else in Europe and they bloody knew how to play chess and I had my arse whipped many a time but I fell in love with the game then. As I have mentioned they are all hand-painted and an Oriental Chinese Warriors look.
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    Same here but my son can whip the arse off me if I played him nowadays, every now & then I will get a chess book out written by Spassky and a lot of his games he played against former greats like Fischer, Bronstein, Larsen and play them on this chessboard, it passes the time away, our daughter bought me the chess set a few years back and they are all hand-painted pieces and worth a few quid.
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    Well, I taught our son & daughter how to play chess when they were young so I thought I would try and teach wee Kaiden, not bad so far but I had to explain to him its not a battle game with all the chess pieces fighting each other...he is slowly learning after I told him his Knight does not have to hit the Bishop and send him flying off the board.
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    Rivalries in Spanish football

    El Clasico: La Liga ask for Barcelona-Real Madrid game to be moved La Liga has asked for El Clasico on 26 October to be moved from Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium to Real Madrid's Bernabeu over fears of civil unrest. There have been days of protest in Barcelona after nine Catalan separatist leaders were jailed on Monday. More protests are expected in the city on the day of the match. La Liga made the request to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), citing "exceptional circumstances beyond our control". The request has not been made to Barcelona or Real Madrid. BBC Sport has contacted both clubs for comment. The Catalan Football Federation suspended all matches in the region on Monday, although that ruling does not affect La Liga matches or the Spanish national team. Catalonia is a semi-autonomous region in north-east Spain and in a referendum on 1 October 2017, declared illegal by Spain's Constitutional Court, about 90% of Catalan votes cast backed independence. Turnout was 43%. The nine separatists were convicted of sedition over their role in the referendum and handed jail sentences of between nine and 13 years by Spain's Supreme Court. Following the sentencing, Barcelona said: "Prison is not the solution." The Spanish champions added: "Now more than ever, the club asks all political leaders to lead a process of dialogue and negotiation to resolve this conflict, which should also allow for the release of convicted civic and political leaders. "FC Barcelona also expresses all its support and solidarity to the families of those who are deprived of their freedom." https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50071532
  10. Shite...I only meant to post the picture of the flowers, not the whole report...blame the grandson who is running around annoying me...
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    Bury FC

    Bury FC: HM Revenue & Customs winding-up petition adjourned for 14 days Bury have been granted a 14-day extension after a winding-up petition brought by HM Revenue & Customs was adjourned in the High Court. The club have been given the additional time to pay back smaller businesses, reports BBC Radio Manchester. The Shakers were expelled from the English Football League in August as a result of their financial problems. A prospective buyer for the club ended their interest on Monday, leaving Bury on the brink of liquidation. A group of Bury supporters have already been working on plans to form a phoenix club and, if successful, would have to apply to the Football Association for entry into the English non-league pyramid next season. FULL REPORT
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    Discovery & Weird News

    Archaeologists unearth 20 well-preserved wooden coffins in Egypt deemed to be the 'biggest most important discovery' in years SLIDES - 1/4 Archaeologist have stumbled upon what is deemed the 'biggest and most important' discovery in years near the Egyptian city of Luxor. At least 20 well-preserved, vividly painted wooden coffins have been unearthed in the ancient town of West Thebes. The treasure trove includes tombs dating back to the Middle, New Kingdom and the Late Periods, which took occurred in the years 1994 B.C. to 332 B.C. Experts have provided few details of the discovery, but have shared stunning pictures of the vibrant coffins with their vivid inscriptions and paintings, according to AP. The coffins which are considered one of the 'biggest and most important' discoveries in recent years are found in the Asasif Necropolis. The area is called the Asasif Tombs because it is surrounded by burials. It sits between the Deir al-Bahri and the Tombs of the Nobles, and next to the Temple of Hatshepsut on the West Bank of Luxor, reports AncientPages.com And earlier discoveries had found tombs belonging to Anch-Hor, Kheru-Ef, Montuemhet, and Pabasa. Beneath the sandy grounds are underground rooms and a gallery leading to the tomb of Kheru-Ef during the reign of Amenhotep III. At first, this period in Egypt was first ruled by The ministry says it will release further details at a news conference on Saturday. Less than a week ago, archaeologists made a discovery inside a coffin that was also astounding -- the oldest copy of a 'map for the soul to attain eternal life'. 'The Book of Two Ways' was supposed to help the deceased navigate through a dangerous landscape of fiery lakes and knife-wielding demons to make it to the realm of Osiris. The burial shaft housing the coffin was unearthed in 2012 but has now been found to have been constructed 4,000 years ago. The engravings have also revealed the coffin’s inhabitant is not an overlord, but an elite woman. ‘The Book of Two Ways’ refers to two paths that zig-zag a dangerous route through obstacles and demonic entities towards ‘Rostau’ or the realm of Osiris. It was believed that anyone who laid on the body of Osiris would never die. And now it is determined that the etching found on the side of the coffin is the oldest copy known to man. The ancient map for the dead is etched in two wood panels and although versions have been found on other coffins, this is the oldest in history. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/offbeat/archaeologists-unearth-20-well-preserved-wooden-coffins-in-egypt-deemed-to-be-the-biggest-most-important-discovery-in-years/ar-AAIRGbu
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    Dutch family who lived in a basement for nine years 'waiting for the end of time' is discovered. A family who spent almost a decade "waiting for the end of time" in a basement have been discovered by police in the Netherlands after one of them turned up at a local pub, according to reports. Dutch authorities are trying to piece together the story of the 58-year-old man and the family with young adults aged 18 to 25, who were living on an isolated farm in the province of Drenthe. They were discovered after the eldest of the young adults reportedly ordered a beer at a bar in the nearby village of Ruinerworld. Local news station RTV Drenthe, which first reported the story, said the family "have been living in a basement for years, waiting for the end of time." Bar owner Chris Westerbeek told the broadcaster that he called police after a man "with a confused look in his eyes," with unkempt hair, a long beard and old clothes walked into his bar and ordered five beers for himself. "He said where he came from, that he'd run away and that he needed help urgently," Mr Westerbeek said. Officers visited the remote farmhouse and carried out a search where they discovered a hidden staircase behind a cupboard in the living room that led down to a basement room where the family were housed, the BBC reports. Police said they arrested a 58-year-old man, but it wasn't immediately clear why or what his relationship was to the family. Police said he wasn't the father. Drone images of the farm showed a cluster of buildings with a large vegetable garden on one side. The small property appeared to be ringed by a fence and largely obscured by trees. Local mayor Roger de Groot told reporters that the six-member family is believed to have lived for nine years on the farm, 130 kilometres northeast of Amsterdam. "I've never seen anything like it," he said. In a statement, Mr de Groot said the children's mother is believed to have died "a number of years ago". Police investigating the farm found "a number of improvised rooms where a family lived a withdrawn life," the mayor added. He also said the police investigation is looking into "all possible scenarios," and that the family was now "in a safe place receiving appropriate care and attention." Local police said in a tweet that officers visited the farm after being alerted by somebody "concerned about the living conditions" of its residents. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newslondon/dutch-family-who-lived-in-basement-for-nine-years-waiting-for-end-of-time-is-discovered/ar-AAIPcQs?li=BBoPWjQ
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    I love looking at old b/w photos from years gone by, they always send a tingle down my spine and this being (below) is one of them taken in 1860. Almanac: America's first aerial photograph © Boston Public Library Boston-as-the-eagle-and-the-wild-goose-see-it-by-James-Wallace-black-1860-Boston-public-library-promo.jpg On October 13, 1860, two years after the French photographer Gaspard-Félix Tournachon (a.k.a. Nadar) took images of Paris from a tethered balloon, James Wallace Black took a photograph of Boston from a balloon 1,200 feet up. Black (1825-1896), an innovative Boston photographer and portraitist, rode aboard Samuel Archer King's hot-air balloon, the "Queen of the Air," as it was tethered at Boston Common, to expose glass plate negatives. The resulting photo was titled "Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It" – the first such aerial photograph in America. The first, but hardly the last. Today, thanks to satellite imagery and the internet, aerial views of just about anywhere on Earth are available at our fingertips. Not to mention the advent of the drone camera, which allows just about anyone to get a bird's-eye view. Though when it comes to hands-on aerial photography, few can match Vincent Laforet. Following in the tradition of James Wallace Black, Laforet also photographs cities from above, only he does it hanging out of the open doors of helicopters, sometimes at 11,000 feet or more, often at night. "It was almost an out-of-body experience because it's just beautiful up there," he told correspondent Lee Cowan, who in 2015 went along with Laforet on a vertiginous flight over Miami. Cowan asked, "So, what is it that you're really looking for?" © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. "Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It," by James Wallace Black, captured on October 13, 1860, from a balloon - the first aerial photograph taken in America. "I'm looking down there and I'm trying to make order out of chaos, looking for patterns, geometry, colour, and light," Laforet said. Still, for all the differences in technology and technique over the years, the aim of the photographer remains much the same, as Laforet said, "As a photographer, as a visual communicator, you try to find images no one has seen before. That's your goal." https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/offbeat/almanac-americas-first-aerial-photograph/ar-AAILARm