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Posted in: Man City charged by English FA after Haaland and others surrounded ref during Tottenham draw See in context

Hoping the FA come down hard on the Citizens- and especially Haaland. He may be an incomparable goal scorer, but he needs to learn sportsmanship. Time to stop being a brat. Should have been immediately sent off for abusing the ref.

Exactly, and a 3 or 5 match ban might teach him a lesson. His club should also come down hard on him, financial penalty and final warning.

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Posted in: One dead, two injured after man attacks tourists near Paris' Eiffel Tower See in context

The suspect had been sentenced to four years in prison in 2016 for planning another attack and was on the French security services' watch list, and was also known for having psychiatric disorders, the interior minister added.

He should never have been allowed out on the street, a blind man on a galloping horse could have seen this coming.

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Posted in: What he thought was pneumonia turned out to be heart failure – at age 30 See in context

Dave was still dealing with a 100% blockage in a major heart artery.

5 nights in hospital, no doubt a barrage of tests and they only find this 5 days later?

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Posted in: Japanese experimental nuclear fusion reactor inaugurated See in context

200 million degrees Celsius

An unimaginable temperature. The centre of the Sun is only about 15 million degrees C.

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Posted in: Osaka Castle Illuminage See in context

What is illuminage?

Illuminage is a freehand lightening technique that details and accentuates areas within the hair, framing the face and enhancing the perimeter, creating seamless transitions with multi-tonal reflections with a natural sheer result.

Who knew? You learn something new every day.

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Posted in: New technology installed beneath Detroit street can charge electric vehicles as they drive See in context

Crews have installed what's billed as the nation's first wireless-charging public roadway for electric vehicles beneath a street just west of downtown Detroit. Copper inductive charging coils allow vehicles equipped with receivers to charge up their batteries while driving, idling or parking above the coils.

How exactly does an electric vehicle idle?

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Posted in: Woman arrested after stabbing man at his home in Shizuoka Prefecture See in context

A match made i heaven or hell?

I think this particular match is now off the calendar.

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Posted in: 9-month-old girl being carried by mother dies after car backs into them at supermarket See in context

What we do know is that the police have charged the man with negligent driving resulting death or injury.

No, they have not charged him, they have arrested him on suspicion; big difference.

Police have arrested the 72-year-old driver of the car, Masahito Kuroki, on suspicion of negligent driving resulting in death and injury, local media reported.

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Posted in: U.S. continues to fly Osprey aircraft in Japan, despite Tokyo's request not to See in context

It seems to be an issue of poor maintenance on the US side. The Japanese Ospreys do not have the same issues.

You have no way of knowing that and I doubt that you are qualified to make that assertion, it could be a manufacturing fault or even operator misuse. Unless you have specialist knowledge and can back up your claim with evidence you should wait for the results of the investigation.

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Posted in: 9-month-old girl being carried by mother dies after car backs into them at supermarket See in context

Once again, when facts are few experts are many.

Without seeing it for myself or having information from a reliable witness I would hesitate before placing blame. I witness stupidity from both drivers and pedestrians in car parks almost daily.

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Posted in: Merriam-Webster names 'authentic' as word of the year See in context

............ should "speak authentically" on social media.

Strange phraseology but given where it's coming from I'm not surprised.

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Posted in: It is necessary to deepen the knowledge and understanding of how teachers approach students who are not attending school, understand their feelings and respond to them. See in context

@virusrexToday  11:14 am JST

Forgot to ask; do you have school-age children?

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Posted in: It is necessary to deepen the knowledge and understanding of how teachers approach students who are not attending school, understand their feelings and respond to them. See in context

Because that is what is needed right? solutions that makes you feel better even if they solve absolutely nothing.

I'm not sure by what logic you think that my suggestion will make me feel better or is this just your habitual holier than thou attitude coming to the forefront?

Much of the problem is a result of bad parenting and such parents are usually not very bright themselves but do react to being hit in the pocket rather than being reasoned with. Please not the "without good reason" part of my suggestion and good reasons may be quite wide-ranging and must be considered but parent who don't car about their children's education need to learn the hard way.

This system operates with mixed results in the UK.

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Posted in: It is necessary to deepen the knowledge and understanding of how teachers approach students who are not attending school, understand their feelings and respond to them. See in context

It is necessary to fine the parents of children who don't attend school without good reason 10,000 Yen per day.

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Posted in: Load of rubbish: Litter-hunters vie for unusual world title in Tokyo See in context

Why not? They just put cricket back in, the most boring sport imaginable. Picking up rubbish maybe equally boring but with a tangible benefit.

Clearly some people don't have the mental acuity to understand the complex rules of cricket so perhaps litter picking is the right sport for them.

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Posted in: S Korea, Australia, Japan win World Cup qualifiers See in context

Korea vs China, 3 : 0, what a great and well-deserved result.

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Posted in: Shooter wounds 4 in Ohio Walmart store before killing himself See in context

JT: When this article was first published it did not state that the shooter killed himself, in fact much of the article has been re-written and you have not bothered to mention that fact.

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Posted in: Sunak reportedly said 'just let people die' in 2020, British COVID inquiry hears See in context

Of all those in the reporting chain I am inclined to believe that Cummings has the least integrity and am thus disinclined to believe him. Perhaps Sir Patrick Vallance wrote down what he heard but that doesn't make it true. Others may have been present so confirmation, or otherwise, may follow.

It all comes down to who you think has more integrity then. If Sir Patrick Vallance believed what Dominic Cummings said, wrote it down and didn't try to stop it coming out in the inquiry, I'm a bit inclined to believe Sunak did actually say it.

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Posted in: Shooter wounds 4 in Ohio Walmart store before killing himself See in context

First one this week? Seems the police may have shot and wounded or killed the shooter.

"there is no active threat at this time,"

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Posted in: Sunak reportedly said 'just let people die' in 2020, British COVID inquiry hears See in context

JohnToday  02:34 pm JST

What an a-hole.

EastmanToday  01:48 pm JST

all he cares-money and wealth.

u_s__reamerToday  01:44 pm JST

No surprise to hear such cold callous remarks coming out of the mouth of a super-rich politician.

All of you hitting on Sunak with no evidence to confirm that that was what he actually said, after all, none of you were there to hear it for yourselves. It's hearsay, Cummings could have just made it up, he is as slippery as a truck load of snakes.

The diary entry shown to the inquiry recorded how Dominic Cummings, Johnson's most senior adviser during the pandemic, had relayed to Vallance what he said he had heard at the meeting.

Vallance quoted Cummings in his diary as saying: "Rishi thinks just let people die and that's okay. This all feels like a complete lack of leadership."

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Posted in: Chaos at unstaffed Japanese bento shop shows pitfalls of technology See in context

Well, I’m not keen on all this automation lark you see. I want to be served by a person not do the job myself on a machine, I think it’s a bloody cheek actually.

So you never shop in a supermarket where you select your chosen items from the shelf, put them in your trolley or basket yourself and push said trolley to the register? Where increasingly, you have a choice of using a self-service checkout or joining the long line for the attended register?

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Posted in: F1 hits jackpot in Las Vegas on its $500 million gamble after many stumbles on the Strip See in context

Redtail SwiftToday  12:41 pm JST

No mention of the lawsuit that was immediately filed.

From the article:

............ and a class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Thursday ticket holders.

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Posted in: Argentina elects 'shock therapy' libertarian Javier Milei as president See in context

I'm probably one of the very few here who has actually spent some time in Argentina albeit 35 years ago. It used to be a great place, Argentinians are Italians who speak Spanish but think they are British, but has suffered greatly through mismanagement in recent years. I wish Milei all the luck in the world, he's going to need it.

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Posted in: Napoleon's hat sells for record sum at French auction See in context

JJEToday  09:02 am JST

Let me refresh my memory. As I recall the Russians marched into Paris at the culmination of that conflict. 

If you can remember that you must be very old indeed.

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Posted in: Chaos at unstaffed Japanese bento shop shows pitfalls of technology See in context

No different from using the self checkout at the supermarket which I do regularly. Supermarkets however always have a staff member supervising 10 or more machines to help if necessary. Most problems are customer generated except for the occasional unreadable barcode. Welcome to the future where prices are adjusted slightly upwards to take account of the losses to shoplifting.

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Posted in: SoftBank landline services hit by disruption See in context

As is often the case here, probably an improperly tested software upgrade will be the culprit.

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Posted in: Honda recalls nearly 250,000 vehicles in U.S. because bearing can fail and cause engines to run poorly or stall See in context

The article says a connecting rod bearing is the problem.

A con rod has two bearings, a big one where it connects with the crankshaft and a small one where it connects to the piston. Whichever, yes, it's a major problem, lots of parts and labour involved in fixing it.

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Posted in: 'Child soldiers' and blood feuds: Sweden's out-of-control gang wars See in context

Mr KiplingNov. 17  07:35 pm JST

The only answer is mass deportation and a total ban on immigration.

A better response would to be very careful who you invite in. And swiftly deport those who don't meet expectations.

20-20 hindsight is a wonderful gift but I'm talking about a solution to an existing problem which is there because nobody listened to your advice in the past. What should have happened didn't and the resulting problem needs to be dealt with.

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Posted in: South Korea to ban eating dogs See in context

Spent a couple of years in Korea and was never tempted to eat dog meat.

One of my Korean friends in Japan used to refer to my dog as "your emergency food supply" which, as you can imagine, endeared him to my wife greatly.

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Posted in: Honda recalls nearly 250,000 vehicles in U.S. because bearing can fail and cause engines to run poorly or stall See in context

connecting rod bearings in the engine can wear and seize due to a manufacturing error, damaging the engines.

Big end or little end? Incomplete information.

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