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  2. The worst and the best. The comments when voted out were 100% gold. This is the best season ever. Actually heaps better than the yank one. My only criticism is they allow them to find idols too easy. Janine will win. But would prefer Luke too.
  3. Another little titbit I found out today, chatting with my anesthetist mate who tried to but couldn't get the job for my procedure. He told me he's seen the video of the bubble studies done which discovered this problem, and he said the hole was significant! He said when the pressure is created to force the flow through the hole it gushes through, but he also said when the pressure is released blood would flow backwards through the hole from left to right! Cool.
  4. What are the odds that the edit history page has a 'P. Side' in there somewhere...
  5. I used to play mixed netball at a fairly competitive social level for quite some time. Basically ended up with rooted ankles after a while and took up the comparatively far more safer running (then tris). I also played both soccer and rugby during my years. but never had as many injuries as I did with netball. People might think its 'tame' but its often has far more contact than soccer, thats for sure!
  6. Has anyone been watching the current season? Is Andy the worst player who thinks he's the best player ever? He continually made comments about how great he plays and that he's running the show yet had not a single clue what was actually going on? And was a pretty bitter comment he left the show with at the end, serious sore loser stuff. And the worst "throw a challenge" attempt I think I've ever seen. Seriously, the worst superfan ever!
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  8. nealo

    Alan Jones

    Wiki for you 4 December 2005[edit] Just after 3 pm on Sunday, 4 December 2005, police were called to North Cronulla Beach following a report of an assault on two off-duty surf lifesavers by four members of a group of eight Middle Eastern men.[3][6] A verbal exchange had taken place after three lifesavers approached a group of four young Lebanese men on Cronulla Beach with both groups accusing the other of staring at them. One of the Lebanese men reportedly responded to the accusations, "I'm allowed to; now **** off and leave our beach", to which a lifesaver responded, "I come down here out of my own spare time to save you ****s from drowning". [7] The verbal exchange escalated with one Lebanese youth attempting to defuse the situation. Another then threw a punch, missing, prompting a pushing match that escalated into a fight. One of the lifesavers was badly hurt after falling and striking his head.[3] One of the lifesavers later informed police that the four were part of a group of eight Lebanese that had been on the beach most of the day and that there had been no problems with their prior behaviour. Despite media reports to the contrary, no Middle Eastern men converged on the area and there were no more than the original eight present.[7][8] Media reporting[edit] “ What kind of grubs? Well I'll tell you what kind of grubs this lot were. This lot were Middle Eastern grubs. ” — Alan Jones, 5 December 2005, on 2GB radio[9] One media report stated that there was already tension between the community and Lebanese youths before this event and people, particularly women, claimed to have been harassed, almost daily, by "groups of young Lebanese men" attempting to "pick them up" and describing the women as being "Aussie sluts".[10] The events were reported widely across the Sydney media, particularly on talkback radio.[11] When a listener, Berta, commented to Alan Jones of Sydney's 2GB Radio that she had heard "really derogatory remarks" aimed at Middle Eastern people, Jones interrupted stating "We don't have Anglo-Saxon kids out there raping women in Western Sydney".[11] Jones also broadcast and endorsed one listener's suggestion that bikie gangs be brought down to Cronulla railway station to deal with "Lebanese thugs" and that the event be televised, arguing that despite their reputation bikie gangs do "a lot of good things". By Thursday, Jones had stirred significant discussion, and stated "I'm the person that's led this charge here. Nobody wanted to know about North Cronulla, now it's gathered to this."[12] After the riots Jones was found to have breached the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Code of Conduct section 1.3(a), as his comments were "likely to encourage violence or brutality and to vilify people of Lebanese and Middle-Eastern backgrounds on the basis of ethnicity".[12] In December 2009 the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal found Jones and radio station 2GB guilty of vilifying Lebanese Muslims in earlier 'Cronulla Riot' broadcasts. A fine of $10,000 was imposed.[13][14] Police were concerned about the repercussions of these events. Later investigations revealed that over 270,000 individual text messages were transmitted inciting a racially motivated confrontation at North Cronulla Beach the following Saturday.[3]
  9. I thought only old people listened to talk back radio.
  10. Watching TV maybe? https://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/video/1592462403848/La-Vuelta-2019-Euskadi-Murias-team-car-crashes-dra?fbclid=IwAR1PKy7QMKmRpXr1vZrEyyGcIW5H7cQOoU9mTfrShLVGVP9MgF5WnBiGjps
  11. Prince

    Cricket

    we should win....shouldn't we....gulp! This is why warny was so good. He would have bowled them out before lunch.
  12. I do believe she wanted a start on the Gold Coast last year but was denied because she hadn't done any qualifying. No problems when they team isn't full though.
  13. All previous professional champions get a start when they want. She was the itu champion twice.
  14. good point, if brownlee wins kona, will be interesting to see how it goes in grabbing media v's the epl and other sports. hope he does better then crowie, macca, jacobs did in Australia. biggest media the sport has had in this country in last ten years was abbott doing port mac. maybe they should send boris to Kona...lol. guess thats why they sell the kona specials on the fringe athletes...human interest rather then high performance is the main thing that rates to a mainstream audience when it comes to triathlon.
  15. So I guess if Alan says we should put our heads in the fire then we should. And should we die because of it he should be charged with murder.
  16. DO NOT READ IRONWAR. Mark and Dave do not support this book. Not sure of the outcome but they tried to sue: But the book’s subjects say a new book from Boulder-based Velo Press that aims to tell the story of the race and what drove the athletes to such heights of endurance and achievement is more fiction than fact — and damaging fiction at that. In a lawsuit filed Friday in Boulder County District Court, Allen and Scott allege that “Iron War: Dave Scott, Mark Allen and the Greatest Race Ever Run” defames them, invades their privacy and represents a deceptive trade practice by a competitor who wants to undermine their coaching businesses. Scott, who lives in Boulder, and Allen, who lives in Santa Cruz, Calif., want all existing copies of the book destroyed, as well as damages and attorney’s fees.
  17. She's a guide, isn't she?
  18. another win...... raiders will be interesting, would hate to see a repeat of 1994 in Canberra, can still remember dave watson saving about ten trys that day. we need a 2016 semi final in canberra performance next weekend.
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  20. I'm not in the UK, so perhaps FatPom can enlighten us, but I'd be interested to know how much media interest there is in triathlon in the UK. I know Chrissie Wellington and the Brownlees are practically household names, Lucy Charles most likely too? AB racing Kona will also be great for the sport in the UK.
  21. zed

    1989 The Full Story

    Well it depends. Some of the stuff written, especially abut Dave Scott, wasn't particularly flattering, alluding to the fact he had clinical depression and some kind of personality disorder.. Reading the book, I did kind of get the impression that Dave Scott didn't quite have his shit together. It was a while ago that I read it, so can't remember, but doesn't the book go into their childhoods, relationships with parents, partners, marriage breakups etc. That kind of stuff the author has to get 100% right and have evidence that it's right. Considering the amount of personal information, I had just assumed that the author had written it in-conjunction with DS and MA. They both are highly respected with successful coaching programs, so I can see how the book could potentially affect that.
  22. with the lack of mainstream media interest in triathlon, the only way the sport survives is via age groupers and volunteers supporting.
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