MrsT1 comments

Posted in: Pearson on target for hurdles gold with fast time See in context

No pressure... Ignore the media!

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Posted in: Argentina, New Zealand, Britain, Dutch advance in women's hockey See in context

Go Black Sticks! So proud for you to make the semis. Also one of the better looking teams out there!

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Posted in: Voters favor opposition over ruling party, poll shows See in context

Those support levels are a joke, low for both parties. If they had a box "none of the above" I bet it would have got More than 50% support

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Posted in: China goes 1-2 in women's 3-meter diving final See in context

I haven't seen a minute of diving covered by Japan broadcasting. Did they show it on any channel?

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Posted in: Judge scolds Samsung, lets patent trial proceed See in context

You told me I didn't read/understand the article. The purpose of my comment is to establish some credibility for my comments. Better than being an armchair expert on everything.

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Posted in: Hungarian Pars claims hammer gold; Murofushi takes bronze See in context

A season best is a great way to perform! Wonder if we can see him again in 4 years time?

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Posted in: Funding blamed for low Australia medal tally See in context

Cletus I couldn't agree more on the poor winner comments. As proud as I am of the Kiwi athletes, I still don't like the NZ public & media's almost childish glee at leading Aussie (especially as it will probably be short lived)

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Posted in: Judge scolds Samsung, lets patent trial proceed See in context

I'm a trademarks attorney working in a patent office so it's in my interest to follow these cases globally. But I'm not venturing an opinion on this case because I am not an expert in this particular technology/litigation. But I forgot that Basroil is not only a nuclear physicist, but apparently also an IP whizz. Who woulda thought!

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Posted in: Funding blamed for low Australia medal tally See in context

Let's look at the underperformance of the Aussie swim team - this is NOT because of under funding, as other posters have mentioned their program is world-class. But the Aussie swimmers themselves... Think of all the negative publicity they have got for themselves over recent months/years for things like drinking, social networking, stupid comments to media. Many in Australia treat these guys and girls like celebrities and that's what they now think they are - entitled to attention and can still be world winners without the same focus or working as hard as many of their competitors abroad. Sorry, doesn't work like that, swimming is hard work.

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Posted in: Nagoya University, Fujitsu start trials of technology to detect phone scams See in context

It's still unreal these phone scams are continuing. Why can't people help themselves? My mother in law was recently targeted - someone called claiming to be husband's big brother, told her he had caught a cold and that he dropped his phone in the toilet... This was the new number. She bought that one, then a few days later same "brother" called asking for money. She was in half a mind to send it too, luckily my husband was visiting and could see a scam straight away.

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Posted in: Fukushima nuclear plant workers face stigma, threats See in context

“Showing appreciation to the workers is an urgent need. It’s totally lacking,” Shigemura said, adding that he believes stigmatization is a key factor in influencing the workers’ psychological distress.

I don't know about appreciation but at the vet least NO discrimination would be nice.!people always want someone to blame/vent at and the ordinary workers are sadly a convenient conduit. Hope TEPCO is rewarding their skilled workers adequately to keep them doing a good job...

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Posted in: Zou imperious as Brits crash pommel podium; Uchimura picks up silver See in context

When did he declare he would get five golds? I've followed the gym closely, from well before last worlds, and never heard this boast?

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Posted in: Nadeshiko Japan coach denies bending the rules See in context

Where is this Olympic "rule" that you quote? Remember IOC has referred all these things to the individual sports bodies and it was the badminton charter (not Olympic charter) that was the basis for their elimination. Where do you draw the line? Do the weaker members of say, the GB triathlon, get disqualified for putting their own chances of winning secondary to helping their top athlete get the best positioning in the race? Because that is what their plan was. Does a team get eliminated for resting their top players in a game where "must win" is not imperative, because they are not doing their utmost to win? Should Usain Bolt be eliminated for only qualifying 5th or whatever in the 100m prelims because that wasn't his "best" effort to "win" against the other athletes?

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Posted in: Seven dead in Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting See in context

If it was a mistaken identity and the attacker thought they were Muslim... Well just goes to show the general ignorance of these bigots

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Posted in: Zou imperious as Brits crash pommel podium; Uchimura picks up silver See in context

Another great night of gymnastics! Zou was superb and it was refreshing to see Uchinura relaxed and satisfied with himself, for once. The guys on pommel showed us how it SHOULD be done, brilliant. The only disappointment was women's vault, would have been nice to see some flawless performances but it was still exciting!

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Posted in: 84-year-old man dies after being hit by car; driver arrested See in context

You know.... I have just converted my licence here and started driving, and realized how much much harder it is here to drive safely compared to back home. Yes half the problem is narrow roads and then all the taxis/other vehicles which illegally stop along the sides of the roads. But it is also the pedestrians - they walk everywhere (even on the roads in my area), and cyclists on the footpaths, who do just willy nilly cross the road, cross quickly out of nowhere on the flashing green man etc. i have to be so many times more alert than back home and I can see how a momentary lapse in concentration could end in disaster. Don't get me wrong - I'm not excusing the drivers for accidents BUT I am saying it takes a lot more skill and care to drive safely here compared to some other countries.

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Posted in: U.S., China neck-and-neck in Olympic medals race See in context

To clarify my earlier comment (6 thumbs down hey) I think all medal tally/'medal counts are stupid and meaningless. So I'm mocking both ways of counting/ranking the medals. Many athletes train overseas so how does their medal represent their home nation's sporting prowess?? Shouldn't the overseas coach/equipment/medical professionals/high calibre contribute just as much if not more than their early roots? Also many athletes have changed nationality just to get into the Olympics - how does their achievement reflect on their Represented country's greatness at sports? Confusing.

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Posted in: Judge scolds Samsung, lets patent trial proceed See in context

^ someone needs to brush up their understanding of patent law and intellectual property. There are very good reasons these laws exist and they are international.

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Posted in: Nadeshiko Japan coach denies bending the rules See in context

You miss the point... They ARE trying to win (the next match and eventually the gold). Blame the game/system not the players

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Posted in: U.S., China neck-and-neck in Olympic medals race See in context

It's funny how USA persists in counting "total medals" but then when they are also leading the gold medal count it suddenly counts as well.

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Posted in: Nadeshiko Japan coach denies bending the rules See in context

In this case the other team was playing for a WIN (not a draw) and there was nothing to stop them scoring and beating Japan. Its not like Japan was trying to lose. A draw is so common in football anyway I fail to see how this is such a major major deal.

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Posted in: Birds' heads torn off in Australian zoo rampage by vandals See in context

How could anyone do something so horrific...lost for words. I feel so sorry for the zoo staff having to find their animals in this state, too. Hope they catch the crims ASAP! Sick stuff.

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Posted in: Double amputee makes history by running in 400-meter race See in context

He's done very well in the Paralympics previously as well. What a great site to see competitors like first Saudi woman athlete and Pistorius

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Posted in: Judge scolds Samsung, lets patent trial proceed See in context

Dirty play Samsung

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Posted in: Japan beats Egypt 3-0 to reach Olympic men's soccer semifinal See in context

Great game! Hope Nagai's injury isn't too bad. Congrats to both mens and womens teams making the semis

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Posted in: Grainger hits Olympic jackpot, Kiwis take 2 titles in rowing See in context

Yay! Go New Zealand you beauties. 3 golds puts kiwis ahead of both Japan and Australia on the medal tally too, haha

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Posted in: 7 opposition parties to submit no-confidence motion against Noda See in context

Who cares if the Opposition parties have no confidence in the ruling party's leader? The people pick the party, the party picks their leader, the opposition loses. I shouldn't even read politics about Japan, it just makes me frustrated.

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Posted in: Smiles for Douglas, tears for Komova in gymnastics See in context

Dunno why a tie-breaker is even necessary. If competitors earned the same total score, then give them the same medal.

I so agree! Especially since judo gets two bronze as a matter of course (what is up with that?) It is pretty hard to get the exact same score over 4 apparatus so it's not like it would happen that often, they should give two bronze medals.

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Posted in: China's bid for image makeover after badminton scandal See in context

Good for China! More gracious reaction (at least to the world) than Korea's

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Posted in: Uchimura takes all-around gold in men's gymnastics See in context

^ fair enough. I was just curious if it's because of their style of play, persona, out of sport behaviour, general desire to back underdog etc etc

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