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Posted in: England totally outplay All Blacks 19-7 to reach World Cup final See in context

Brace yourselves for the Kiwere self denying press......

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Posted in: Hansen fires shot at Six Nations to do more for global game See in context


At least someone understands the full picture and not half the story.

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Posted in: Scotland referred to disputes committee over Japan match comments See in context

What WR needs to do is state exactly what the contingency plans were for moving the games, this they haven't done.

According to the UK Guardian who said they'd seen the plans, the contingency was to originally move the game from Yokohama to Tokyo (Ajinomoto). If that was the case, then Scotland and the other teams have a right to feel aggrieved over the 'robust contingency plans' (WR's words).

Every man and his dog could see that the short distance between the two places would be dwarfed by a normal typhoon's front, let alone the size of Hagibis.

Until WR come clean, it appears they and the hosts dropped the ball on this.

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Posted in: Houston Rockets general manager apologizes for Hong Kong protest tweet See in context

rlperez@hotmail.com.auToday 09:48 pm JST

Toasted Heretic: "Who will apologize when the dead litter the streets of Hong Kong?"

Can you let the readers know how many "dead litter the streets of Hong Kong.?

Toasted's sentence infers the future...........

So to answer your question, probably not at this point in time.

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Posted in: England reach quarterfinals as red card cripples Pumas See in context

This game was over from the first 1/4,

Not the Poms fault, they didn't put in the hit above the shoulder. There should have also been two yellows previous to that, one for either side. Sinckler's no arm tackle and the late shot by Matera on Youngs

gutted for Argentinian fans

As above, but the Poms far out numbered Los Pumas in the stadium.

made to look fairly average even when playing against 14...

The game was totally messed up with the red card and stoppages, but England got what they wanted (quarters spot).

Win, win well, win ugly - at the end of the day, people will only remember the winners at the end.

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Posted in: No butts, no boors: Rugby fans learn the ropes in polite Japan See in context

Mr KiplingToday 12:40 am JST

Behaviour has been excellent so far. The organisers are lucky its rugby and not football! Due to the poor organisation at the fan zones, soccer fans would riot! Small screens and venues are not big enough so fans cannot enter.

Which fan zones are you specifically talking about?

I've done a couple aroud the country and found them fine. Easy to get beer and food and no problem seeing the match. Though, I've heard Yokohama has been filled to full and it is the biggest with a capacity over 8000.

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Posted in: Scotland heading for high-pressure game against Japan See in context


To watch ITV Player use a VPN set to the UK. 

That one don't work anymore.

Sorry, but it does as I had the rugby on the on the other day via ITV and the computer.

BBC iPlayer is a different kettle of fish as it believes you are on a VPN and won't let you in that way.

TOR is also your friend.

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Posted in: Scotland heading for high-pressure game against Japan See in context

Having been watching these matches live on ITV in the UK, I am wondering how to watch them now in Japan.

All the games are on JSports (cable/satellite) also NHK BS has them. To watch ITV Player use a VPN set to the UK. Other streaming options on the net if you're prepared to go through the hassle to reach the stream (CricfreeTV, FirstRow Sports etc). Lots of sports bars showing it all over the country plus the various fan zones in the host cities. Shouldn't be a problem to see some or all the games.

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Posted in: ANA takes delivery of first Airbus A380 See in context

Which engines are you referring to? RR or CFM?

No CFM engines on an A380, they're are not powerful enough and are basically on single aisle aircraft or A340 classics.

A380s have either EA GP2700 engines or RR Trent 900s.

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Posted in: Nissan's second thoughts on UK-made SUV add to Brexit worry See in context

Good move by NISSAN. Build them in Japan. Far better quality, and more jobs for Japan.

Better quality?

Subaru scandal, Mitsubishi scandal, Kobe Steel scandal, Toray scandal, Nissan scandals, TEPCO and other nuclear industry scandals, Koito aircraft seats scandal, Tanaka airbags, Olympus, Snow Brand Milk products, Daiko foods, Toshiba Accounting etc., etc.

Remind me again of better Japanese quality.....

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Posted in: Tokyo court approves detention of ex-Nissan boss Ghosn until Jan 11 See in context

In Japan, motto is - Do the crime, do the time.

By that statement most of corporate Japan and goverment should be behind bars then......

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Posted in: Japan officially announces IWC withdrawal; will resume commercial whaling See in context

Please, respect Japanese culture, food and traditions.

Along with lying through their back teeth and being at one with nature?

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Posted in: JAL apologizes for canceling overbooked Tokyo-Fukuoka flight See in context

Narita has a curfew of 23:00 and transport towards Tokyo is pretty much non exsistent after then including taxis.

Haneda is open 24 hours, but try getting public transport out of the city after 23:30.

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Posted in: World Rugby advises teams to cover up tattoos at 2019 World Cup in Japan See in context

There are lots of onsen, gyms, public baths who don't mind tattoos. Today's Japanese are quite used to tattoos both local and overseas, just look at the Sanja festival in Tokyo for staters and the influx of tourists with ink. Also, the younger generation here are getting inked up more. It's only those in a time warp who have an issue with it and are following what they are told in the media. Saying that, one hotel did make a fuss about the ABs using their facilities a couple of years ago. This has probably come about due to the crusties of the IRB and JRFC but with initial good intentions. If you want an interesting cultural lesson on tattoos, chat to a Maori or Pacific Islander. I spoke to a few last year on the British & Irish Lions tour, they are proud to explain the symbology and what it represents, plus ask you about yours and why you had that design. The original people here with tattoos were firemen and coal miners plus the Ainu long before skin art was associated with the yakusa.

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Posted in: All Nippon Airways’ first A380 rolls out of final assembly line See in context

The Resident,

I stand correct on the Skymark A380s, they have indeed gone to Emirates.

However, there is something in the Skymark deal with ANA buying 3 A380s from Airbus.

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Posted in: All Nippon Airways’ first A380 rolls out of final assembly line See in context

Forget about the weight for a mo....think about the volume that would take.

If you want to include the trim tank which is in the horizontal stabilizer at the back, the aicraft holds 85740 US Gallons or 324540 kgs of fuel. The trim tank itself holds 6260 US Gallons.

I think you'll find these are the ex Skymark A380s order which they couldn't afford in the end.

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Posted in: May stands firm on her Brexit plan; says no to 2nd referendum See in context


Both sides lied and spread horse dung.

Project Fear and Project Promises which can't be filled - I've heard there's a repainted bus for sell.

So in that context, it's fair - Britain voted to leave, now get on with it.

Jimizo summed it up very nicely in his final sentence - competent people and not the current clowns steering the process.

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Posted in: 5 die, 40 injured in fire at construction site in Tokyo suburbs See in context

Not an expert but would be very surprised if Japan suffered from lax safety or building supervision or materials standards

Which part of Japan Inc would you like to discuss, nuclear, construction, manufacturing.........?

Do some research, the list is endless.

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Posted in: World's 1st Paddington Bear-themed park opens near Tokyo See in context

Paddington Bear -the most famous illegal immigrant in the world!


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Posted in: No World Cup hooligans? Russia says told you so See in context


I took issue the statement ''at Premier league matches.'', never football saying violence had been totally eradicated. I'm very well aware of the mentality in the UK, let alone England on a match day, or on any given night in any market town around the country. But on your subject of 822 incidents how many actually involved Premier League team supporters? There are 92 professional league clubs in England alone.....

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Posted in: No World Cup hooligans? Russia says told you so See in context

Nan Ferra Today 10:21 am JST England needs to import these Russian thugs to control British hooligans at Premier league matches.

Really? Please let everyone know when the last major clash at an EPL match occurred between opposing supporters? The only incident of note last season, was West Ham fans invading their own pitch to protest against their own management. The heyday of hooliganism in England was in the 70's. Confrontations at matches have been pretty much eradicated have been for many, many years. You don't seem to know much about the subject, but issue a blanket statement.

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Posted in: JAL starts operating passenger jet featuring Disney characters See in context

JAL have had Disney themed aeroplanes for years.

They flew a B747-100 in the 90's adorned with characters.

So, it's nothing really new except the artwork.

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Posted in: Townsend wants even more from Scotland against Ireland See in context

Going well for the Republic, so far!

No such team!

It's Ireland from all provinces.

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Posted in: Mechanic dies after being crushed by plane wing at Kagoshima airport See in context

Bill Hefer,

Main undercarriage legs just don't collapse, they are designed with geometric locks to prevent such things happening.

As it was under what appears to be a maintenance tow, grounds locks/gear pins should be installed. This is a standard requirement across aircraft manufacturers.

In this industry, I've never known a gear pin to shear and they take some big loads when you do undercarriage checks on the ground.

Gear pins falling out because the safety retaining clip isn't fitted to them? Then yes, they have been known to come out.

A lot of undercarriage levers can be over ridden on the ground whilst the aircraft is sitting on it's wheels, but that is a deliberate act and a maintenance procedure. It's still a heart in the mouth moment when you do it on something like a Boeing 747 and it can and has gone wrong in the past.

So, if they were towing without the locks in or the locks weren't secured or the aircraft had known undercarriage faults or someone fiddled about in the cockpit then that is a serious safety lapse.

As what has tragically happened, aeroplanes can bite and they do so very quickly and nastly.

With various news items across the industrial spectrum and being involved in this particular one here, a lot of companies preach safety but are very lax in actually enforcing it and just go through the motions.

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Posted in: Japanese, British fighter planes meet for first time since World War Two See in context

Did British planes face off against Japanese planes in WWII?

Somehow I don't think so, but I'm no expert.

Answer to question 1 - yes.

Answer to question 2 - correct.

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Posted in: Britons cast historic vote on EU future See in context

As much as I respect Corbyn as a man of principle.

Is that the Jeremy Corbyn who at the height of the IRA’s “armed struggle,” attended and spoke at official republican commemorations to honour dead IRA terrorists, IRA “prisoners of war” and the active “soldiers of the IRA”? Yet, as leader of the opposition, he undertook the customary task of laying a wreath at the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph?

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Posted in: Black Sabbath announce final tour kicking off next year See in context

Roosterman77, I concur on all accounts.

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Posted in: Japan reaches Women's World Cup final after England injury time own goal See in context

Having followed the game 'live' via the internet this morning, I was hoping to watch the news and see the highlights this evening. So far, all I have seen is the actual penaly kick by Japan and the own goal - how many times?? One channel has been showing that incident from no less than 8 different angles. You only need one to know it was an own goal. I would say I've seen it 30-40 times in the last hour. I've now switched to BBC and CNN hoping to see a bit more.

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Posted in: Former All Black Jerry Collins killed in France car crash See in context

A sad day for world rugby and New Zealand in particular.

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Posted in: New Zealand PM pushes flag change after election win See in context


Not taking anything away from anyone from any nation who fought at Galipoli, but you best go and read up on it first, before making assumptions about England (UK) forces. The UK had the 2nd most casualties after the Ottoman Empire and more than three times the total number of ANZACs combined.

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