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phelps

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  1. if the pace doesn't slow down quickly, soon you're going to catch Italy in this tragic ranking... frankly, I don't know if our lives will ever be anything close to the days before this thing started...
  2. here we go...just a few days where the numbers seem to slow down (not even stopping or decreasing, just growing slower than earlier) and in Italy all the economical, political and religious lobbies are going to put enormous pressure on the government to lift the lockdown after April 13th (the end date for the current lockdown)...
  3. talking of Rio 2016, this week I watched all rowing finals, the women's field hockey medal matches, a few athletics finals (100m, 200m, 400m, 100/110m HS, 400m HS, all of them M + F) and some badminton medal matches (women and mixed doubles)...
  4. here all barber shops are definitely closed... I'm always used to have quite long hair (especially in winter), but now the situation is going out of control...my hair look like Mario Kempes' at Argentina 1978 (it's good 10 months I don't go to the barber shop)...
  5. by the way, talking of the situation in Italy, the numbers are always not that good...they are always stable and don't show any sign of decrease, even if because the good weather and the already quite long lockdown are starting to make people more and more indisciplined, with way too many not staying at home...and there's no police control that can stop them... so, from tomorrow here in Lombardy we have another obligation...nobody can go out without masks (or at least a scarf covering mouth and nose)...
  6. they're a bunch of liars... there are photos and videos of Czech officials taking away from trucks going to Italy hundreds of crates full of masks and ventilators, crates with the flags of Italy and China and written good wishes and salute in both Italian and Chinese language... they first denied everything, then they were forced to admit they did it, but they never presented Italy any official excusation nor showed the intention to at least pay some money for what they stole (and they didn't send anything back to Italy)... by the way, this thing happened a few weeks ago, when Italy was starting to pile up deaths and other European Countries were still discussing what kind of countermeasures to use against this pandemic...it's not something new... p.s. technically, that's more than enough to ask for Czech Republic's ejection from EU (stealing medical resources intended for a Country already in heavy need of them is almost an act of war)...but our government just closed their eyes and didn't even try any official action -not even a formal protest- against the Czechs... if I were in charge, they would get out of it so easily...
  7. so, first they steal masks and ventilators intended for other Countries and then they ask people to use those things most of them are lacking of because they stole from them? congrats! a truly good example of solidariety and ethic behaviour! please, don't force me to say what I think of them and what I wish them right now...
  8. Belarus Extraliga Final series (best-of-7) Game #1: Yunost Minsk - Shakhtar Soligorsk 5-1 (Yunost lead series 1-0) Game #2: Yunost Minsk - Shakhtar Soligorsk 2-3 (OT) (series tied 1-1) Game #3: Shakhtar Soligorsk - Yunost Minsk 1-2 (OT) (Yunost lead series 2-1) Game #4: Shakhtar Soligorsk - Yunost Minsk 0-3 (Yunost lead series 3-1) Game #5: Yunost Minsk - Shakhtar Soligorsk 3-2 (OT) (Yunost win series and Extraliga title 2019/2020 by a score of 4-1) Game #5 Highlights coming up later...
  9. as far as I know, most matches are available through betting websites... something is also on Youtube, for instance in this page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPzZr57FrXWPbXrWkV0D2Qg p.s. by the way, on the Belorussian tv (Belarus 5) you can watch also the local Football and Handball league (of course you need a vpn, the free extension for chrome browser Hola works well)...
  10. Belarus Extraliga Final series (best-of-7) Game #1: Yunost Minsk - Shakhtar Soligorsk 5-1 (Yunost lead series 1-0) Game #2: Yunost Minsk - Shakhtar Soligorsk 2-3 (OT) (series tied 1-1) Game #3: Shakhtar Soligorsk - Yunost Minsk 1-2 (OT) (Yunost lead series 2-1) Game #4: Shakhtar Soligorsk - Yunost Minsk 0-3 (Yunost lead series 3-1) Game #5 (possible clincher): Yunost Minsk - Shakhtar Soligorsk, Today @ 7 p.m. local time (6 p.m. CET) Game #3 Highlights Game #4 Highlights
  11. in the meantime, I discovered that the small village where my granny (my dad's mom) was born is basically one of the only places in Italy with no cases of coronavirus at all... OK, it's a small place with about 1,100 inhabitants, but it's also located in the middle of the original red zone of Lombardy (and Italy)... and 25% of my DNA comes from there!
  12. what makes me angry about the Olympic Channel (Italian version, at least) is the fact that they also have an app for android TV/apple TV 4K, but basically it has only a small part of the content you can watch on the PC website... and guess what's the part you can't watch on the app? of course it's the live extra feeds (the only available one is the regular Olympic Channel TV e the only extra events were the Olympic Boxing qualification tournaments, nothing else) and all the Olympic replays... basically, the only consistent stuff are the mags/bios/special videos, but no "events"... imho, they're just a bunch of idiots...
  13. Belarus Extraliga Final series (best-of-7) Game #1: Yunost Minsk - Shakhtar Soligorsk 5-1 Game #2: Yunost Minsk - Shakhtar Soligorsk 2-3 (OT) Game #3: Shakhtar Soligorsk - Yunost Minsk 1-2 (OT) - Highlights coming later... Game #4: Shakhtar Soligorsk - Yunost Minsk, tomorrow, April 1st @ 7.30 p.m. local time (6.30 p.m. CET) Game #5: Yunost Minsk - Shakhtar Soligorsk, Friday, April 3rd @ 7 p.m. local time (6 p.m. CET) Game #1 Highlights Game #2 Highlights
  14. in Italy all those mythological poems/books are basic part of our literature studies at high school level (all sort of schools, also those with a more scientifc disciplines oriented program)... so, we normally read all of them from 14 to 18 years of age...and most times the teachers do whatever it takes to make us hate them... but if you have the chance to read them once again in the following years, with no "evaluation pressure" and when you're supposed to be more mature and have a more qualified background, it's easy to discover they are actually a lot more interesting and entertaining than you thought when you were younger... E.A. Poe's Tales of Terror isn't actually a single book, it's the translation of the Italian name given to the whole pack of his Tales, like the Pit and the Pendulum, the Murders in the Rue Morgue, Ligeia, the Tell-Tale Heart, the Black Cat and many, many more... Camilleri's books (especially those based on the Il Commissario Montalbano character) are the absolute bestseller in Italy...and the TV movies based on those books are the only fictional programs which normally have a rating comparable to the Sanremo Song Festival and the Italian National Soccer Team official matches... unfortunately the author died less than a year ago (2 months before turning 94), but he's supposed to have left many more books still to be published (he was still working when he got heavily sick a few months before his death)...
  15. by the way, today @ 6.30 p.m. CET, it's also time for game #3 of the Belarussian Ice Hockey Extraliga Final Series (series tied 1-1 after 2 games)... live streaming available on the usual websites (and TV Channel) already posted in the past days (check previous posts)...
  16. nice thread... I must admit that I'm not a big reader... but my favourite books are definitely Edgar Allan Poe's "Tales Of Terror" and the endless collection of the Andrea Camilleri's books (Camilleri is the author of all the "Il Commissario Montalbano" tales)... meanwhile I never liked those "stones" of the classic Russian writers, which were so "fashionable" in the past years here in Italy (for instance, Fëdor Dostoevskij's "The Idiot" has always been considered a cult book among all the Italian actors)... if we talk about Poems and Myths, my favourite ones are surely Dante's Inferno and Homer's Odyssey...but that's not my most beloved genre, as I'm rather into academical books, especially those about History of Economics and Sociology... however, there's no need to say that the only book truly in my heart is called "Milano: il Trionfo dell'Hockey", dedicated to the magical night of March 2nd, 1991, when the Italian Hockey title came back to Milan after more than 50 years thanks to the only team I've ever been a true hardcore fan of, the Hockey Club Milano...
  17. by the way, today's numbers confirm the trend of the last few days...new daily cases are increasing quite slowly than the last weeks... only negative note (especially for me), today Milan was the black sheep of the Nation, with the most new cases and deaths among our cities/provinces...
  18. also in Italy weddings are allowed with basically only the man in charge (priest or city council official, depending on the people's choice), the witnesses and of course the 2 (un)lucky newlyweds...
  19. today I feel I need some trash...so, it's time for Korean Baseball from 2019...
  20. meanwhile in New Dehli... #stayathome https://video.repubblica.it/dossier/coronavirus-wuhan-2020/cornavirus-l-india-dichiara-il-lockdown-esodo-biblico-da-nuova-delhi/356992/357557?video&ref=RHPPTP-BH-I251578299-C8-P6-S3.4-T1
  21. it is, because the trend and percentages are increasing slower than the previous days, no matter which of the 2 parameters (net or gross number) you take into consideration...
  22. 1-A 2-B 3-everything except C 4-B 5- I guess you forgot D) we empty a can of petrol on him and then set the fire on 6-B 7-? 8-A (in Italy it would be C) also in "normal times") 9-C
  23. 3651 new positive tests, 889 deaths and 1434 recovered people...that's today's summary in Italy... it's confirmed the trend of the last few days...new cases are slightly deacreasing day after day (and percentage is decreasing big time, as many more tests have been performed in the last days), even if we still have a lot of deaths...
  24. without going to the heavily illegal stuff, with a vpn you can always catch the Belorussian public TV... https://www.tvr.by/eng/televidenie/belarus-5/ ice hockey instead is free on the websites / tv channels reported a couple of days ago in this same thread (today it's time for game #2 of the final series @ 5 p.m. CET)...
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