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phelps

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  1. 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)...
  2. not saying that's fake news, but surely that match doesn't have the importance they would like to give to it... the big spread of the virus, as many of us explained before, comes from underestimation and mishandling of the early stages in the health structures (hospitals and retirement houses), where it was obvious that 1 infected people was enough to pass it to hundreds more in just a fraction of a second... everything else, to me is just clickbaiting and / or an attempt to distract from the true cause of this seemingly endless disaster...
  3. what they will never admit... this situation has been heavily underestimated and mishandled in the hospitals and in the retirement houses for old and heavily sick people... in that kind of environment, once someone gets infected, then most likely everybody also gets infected too...then, the operators of these places spread the virus back to their family members and those people further spread the virus between their friends and collegues because they were not tested/they didn't know to have got the coronavirus... moreover, the quarantine and lockdown measures have been taken too late, which means that in a relatively small area with so many people circulating the virus has been spread all around a lot more than what the numbers show because we just can't test all the people who most likely have got infected (until yesterday, in Lombardy only those with at least 2 out of 3 main symptoms got tested, now since yesterday also those with only 1 sympotm are tested, which could lead to a new increase of positive tests, but a decrease of the percentage of people needing the ICU and of the deaths)... finally, as I always underline, the big number of deaths is related to the big number of very old people living in Lombardy and to the many people with more patologies prior to the the virus infection, as here we have many people from the other Italian regions coming to be treated for bad or unusual diseases... put all of this together and you have the perfect storm...
  4. after having stolen (or blocked selling) thousends and thousends? after cheating on the true numbers of sick people and deaths to fool the financial markets? our incompetence? then, why now are you all taking the same countermeasures we took a month ago? it means that you are even more idiot than us, not being able to develop a better solution afte seeing those incompetent Nations fall because they just can't do anything correct... look at your home and your trash before blaming the rest of the world for their problems...
  5. I never talked of bad luck... I explicitely said that nobody in Europe can't blame the bad management or any other financial mishandling prior to this situation for what's happening right now... I said that it might be correct to apply some kind of rules to those mistakes/bad behaviours by the most virtuous States when deciding about helping Countries in financial downfall because of their mistakes/bad behaviour... but at the same time I also said that the virus crisis is something that happened all around Europe and it's about the whole Continent with no distinction, therefore the only way to act is by doing it together and by sharing risks and responsibility to get out of this situation... what Germany and their acolytes are doing right now is simply shameful and shows how Europe doesn't really exists, how small of human beings are those politicians... frankly, I don't feel I have anything to share with those people...socially, culturally...and for sure I don't want to make them richer with my money...
  6. they already held Rio 2016 in the middle of the souther emisphere winter... if they go to Gold Coast, there won't be any problem also in July/August (actually, there could be more troubles in the Australian late Spring/Summer with all the fire disasters they have year after year)...
  7. little to no control? NBC owns the Olympics by virtue of all the money they give to the IOC... they can't decide where the Olympics are held, but they heavily influence the dates and they decide in full the schedule and have heavy words to say on the sports to be included...like it or not! or do you really think european TV networks wanted the swimming finals in the middle of the night or sports like breakdance, surfing, skateboarding, even golf in the Olympic schedule? don't be naive...it's how the world goes...the more money you pay for something, the more influence you have...and NBC pays more than all the other TV networks put together, therefore they have some kind of privilege when it comes to the setup of the show (and trust me, I don't have much against it...there's nothing wrong with it...I find it even "logical"...I'd pretend the same if I were in their situation)...
  8. yeah, but I don't think they're going to shoot themselves between the legs just to see what's the effect of it...
  9. well, tonight's words from our President, who's normally the biggest and strongest EU supporter in our Country, did sound like a final blessing to leave the EU if next time the financial ministers won't put in place an unlimited and unrestricted in terms of future obligations strategy to help the whole Cointinent resurrect from this tough downfall... if Germany, the Netherlands and their acolytes will still keep the point of that fuc*in' fraud that's the socalled MES, I don't see any other option but answering them "fuck you!" and leave this unfriendly company...
  10. no, it's not a question of populist politicians... this situation is a shared situation between all the Continent, it's not something related to the bad management of the State (in that case it would be understandable and maybe even "logic" to make a difference between bad and virtuous behaviours and to take some precautions to save them from being contaminated by the results of the mistakes of the "bad guys")... but this time we're all on the same boat...nobody can afford to say "we don't want to share the financial risks of the crisis brought by this virus" or pretend that the Countries hit harder by that have to basically sell their souls and their people to a bunch of rules that were stupid when they were thought in a relatively happy season and proved completely wrong everytime they've been applied...the Greek case is there, in front of all eyes (I suggest every people in Europe to read some interviews released by Yannis varoufakis in the last days about EU and their behaviour in that circumstance and in this one)...
  11. but they have the NHL and quite a few motorsports TV rights... not only, they usually have the socalled Championships Season from May to the end of June/beginning of July with the Horse Racing Triple Crown and all the US Olympic Trials in Swimming, Gymnastics, Athletics and many more disciplines...basically, the perfect build up to the Games... I don't think they would easily give up on all those things (or mess the Spring schedule up) only to please a few IOC members who would like the Olympics to happen as soon as possible...
  12. unfortunately, yes (even if 50 of them are a late addiction from yesterday, nontheless 919 is always the worst or second worst total of the entire period)... but despite the number of deaths (most of them are people who entered the hospitals at the beginning of the month), the curve of new cases is starting to slow down its increasing phase (as day after day more tests are performed, so the percentage of new positive results goes down)... however, the main focus since yesterday here is on that part of the EU idiots not only doing nothing to help the Countries with more problems, but even trying to take advantage of the situation and trying to finally destroy Italy and Spain (and sadly I have to notice that the leaders of this criminal group are Germany and the Netherlands, followed like sheeps follow the shepherd by the rest of the North and Eastern Nations)... tonight our President Mattarella pronounced a very touching speech about the whole situation, with words of condolence for all the Italian people who lost a beloved family member or friend and with words very soft in the form but very tough in the deep meaning against those european (not so good) friends... I fear we're yet to see the true disaster coming off this virus...and it won't be related to the health system and the number of deaths directly caused by it...
  13. I'm reading the numbers on the Italian major newspaper's website (La Repubblica)... https://www.repubblica.it/cronaca/2020/03/26/news/coronavirus_bilancio_26_marzo_positivi-252396709/ tbh, I'm a bit tired of keeping this daily track of cases, as it only makes it an obsession, but we all know that are not the true numbers of the vastity of the problem (only the deaths are undisputable data)...
  14. that's sick people (4492) + deaths (662) + recovered people (999)... to be more precise, 4492 is the increase of positive cases compared to yesterday... tbh, I don't know why they count that total number instead of keeping precise track of the specific sectors...
  15. by the way, here in Italy, after 3 consecutive days of downwards trend, today the number of new cases has gone back rising... 4492 new positive tests (more than 2500 in Lombardy), 662 more deaths and 999 new recovered people... total number of currently sick people is around 62,000 and we also have 10,300 recovered people and 8500+ deaths in total...
  16. not a big issue, really...it's not effective and reliable enough (only about 60% of results are correct)... it might be difficult and expensive, but only a massive campaign of full tests can give a reasonably good idea of what's going on...
  17. having been a victim myself of bullism when I was 12/13 (but they chosed the wrong victim, I can tell you), I'm more than harsh towards those idiots...they don't deserve any respect, any comprehension and, above all, no mercy...
  18. well, I think he's still lucky...had he done something like that to me, right now he would be "desaparecido" (after having suffered so much pain to ask by himself to be dissolved in acid)...
  19. I'm basically in the same stuation, my dad is 78 and he's the last close relative I still have (and at the same time I'm the only close relative he has)... stay strong and stay safe!
  20. swimming...she's a breastroke specialist, but she's a pure sprinter (last year she won the silver medal at the World Champs when she was 14 years young), not sure she's going to have a successful transition to the 100m in a short while...most likely, she'll never be as good over that distance as she already is over the 50m... by the way, this postponement is pure gold for Alex Schwazer, as this summer the Bolzano Trial Court is expected to publish the definitive pronounciation about the plot FIDAL & IAAF (with Russian cooperation) built against him... if he's finally judged not guilty of the 2016 doping episode he's been charged with, in 1 year he'll be able to make his ban lift (I hope, I wish)... by the way, for Italy there are a lot of athletes on the rise, most likely more than those having their chances fade away in the next 12 months (our current stars risking the most are surely Federica Pellegrini -swimming- and Elisa Di Francisca/Aldo Montano -fencing- maybe also Vincenzo Nibali -cycling...the rest of our team is not that young, but also not so old to be dismissed by a 1-year wait)...
  21. yes, even if unfortunately it's only in SD... yesterday they also started CT3...this one in HD...
  22. surely I'm not gonna miss those 2002 replays...Ziggy, Miro, Peter and many more...what a team that was!
  23. did you think you had an exclusive with that? no way our main public TV channel Rai 1 from tomorrow will broadcast every morning at 7 a.m. the mass celebrated by Pope Francis from the Chapel in "his house", Casa Santa Marta... of course it will be available worldwide thanks to the fact that rai 1 is basically everywhere for free, on the internet and on satellite...
  24. today in Italy: 3612 new positive cases 743 new deaths (402 in Lombardy)... the new recovered people are 894...
  25. here I am! to be precise, today is game #7 of the semifinal series between Neman Grodno and Shakhtar Soligorsk... the finals (Yunost Minsk are already qualified and will have the home field advantage in the decisive series) will be played from this weekend: March 27th, 28th, 31st and April 1st...if needed, then games #7 through #7 are scheduled for April 3rd, 5th and 7th respectively... live streaming of today's match (puck drop at 7.30 p.m. Belarus time, 5.30 p.m. CET) is available through this website https://hockey.by/ but you need a good vpn to watch it... also the Ukranian Tv channel X sport is going to broadcast today's game and the final series... https://xsport.ua/online/ this is easier to unblock on the internet (free VPN Hola works very well) and it's also available on satellite @ 4 degrees west -encrypted in biss, but as many could know, that's not a big deal if you have the right equipment ...
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