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  1. Not many comments yesterday but many here aren't that interested in women's football so understandable 

    Men's Football 1st Round(In Local Time)

    1PM: Iraq vs Denmark

    3PM: Honduras vs Algeria

    4PM: Brazil vs South Africa

    5PM: Mexico vs Germany

    6PM: Portugal vs Argentina

    7PM: Sweden vs Columbia

    8PM: Fiji vs South Korea

    10PM:Nigeria vs Japan

     

     

  2. The action gets started today with Women's Football and since I made all the threads for 2014 I feel inclined to continue, I will make better ones in a few days but I'm out of the country and stuck to mobile till Friday

    Schedule(All in local time)

    Women's Football 1st Round

    1PM: Sweden vs South Africa

    3PM: Canada vs Australia

    4PM: Brazil vs China

    6PM: Zimbabwe vs Germany

    7PM: United States vs New Zealand

    10PM: France vs Columbia

    Hope anyone watching enjoys! 

  3. AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24 (Surabaya LT) this morning. The flight took off from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya at 0535hours.

    The aircraft was an Airbus A320-200 with the registration number PK-AXC. There were two pilots, four flight attendants and one engineer on board.

    The captain in command had a total of 6,100 flying hours and the first officer a total of 2,275 flying hours

    There were 155 passengers on board, with 138 adults, 16 children and 1 infant. Also on board were 2 pilots and 5 cabin crew.

    Nationalities of passengers and crew onboard are as below:

    1 Singapore

    1 Malaysia

    1 France

    3 South Korean

    156 Indonesia

    At this time, search and rescue operations are being conducted under the guidance of The Indonesia of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). AirAsia Indonesia is cooperating fully and assisting the investigation in every possible way.

    The aircraft was on the submitted flight plan route and was requesting deviation due to enroute weather before communication with the aircraft was lost while it was still under the control of the Indonesian Air Traffic Control (ATC).

    The aircraft had undergone its last scheduled maintenance on 16 November 2014.

    AirAsia has established an Emergency Call Centre that is available for family or friends of those who may have been on board the aircraft. The number is: +622129850801.

    AirAsia will release further information as soon as it becomes available. Updated information will also be posted on the AirAsia website,www.airasia.com.

    Note to Editors: We ask that members of the news media do not call the AirAsia Emergency Call Centre, as this line is reserved for family members seeking information about those who may have been on board

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  4. BART by my experience is efficient, frequent and reliable. It's only drawback is its network and lines aren't as extensive as New York, London or even Sydney's rail transit networks. But then again, it's also complemented (at least I know on the SF side of the Bay), by a very extensive and comprehensive MUNI network. In truth, I think SF's one of the more transit friendly cities I've travelled through in the US. I'd count it as a strength for SF's hopes.

    I've used BART from Oakland (or rather Hayward) to downtown SF, and it really is analogous, or even a bit easier than, central London to Stratford or downtown Sydney to Olympic Park. Berkeley and San Jose are a bit more of a trek, but again, not ridiculously so compared to sone of the other outer satellite venues used in both Sydney or London (rowing or canoeing anyone?) either. Honestly, I do think a bit too much is being made of a Bay Area bid being "too spread out".

    Easier said than done. The majority of those folks at the parade were locals. Little more difficult to manage when more of the crowd is full of out-of-towners. That said, the system should be able to handle the crunch, but it will help matters greatly if venues are near public transportation. They could make this work, they just need to find locations for everything that make sense for the crowds they'll get for an Olympics.

    The real problem with BART is no express trains like I never understood why they left that out. It is a far easier system to navigate than the NYC Subway or the Tube which require you leaving the platform and walking somewhere else where is you need to Transfer with BART it's a simple walk across the platform with 2 trains there at the same time people transferring to the one to San Francisco and Lower East Bay. I think a quicker ride can be made in 10 years definitely and the system is improving greatly. It's not as amazing as the NYC Subway but it's reliable and much easier

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  5. I just went to this amazing website called The Man in Seat 61 (Brits might know it) and there was a page on how it's possible to take trains from London to Singapore. Not really much High Speed Action outside of Eurostar and ICE but really wanted to share Looks like an amazing trip

    London - Moscow - Beijing - Hanoi - Saigon - Bangkok - Singapore (or vice versa)

    If you have the time (we're talking a minimum of 3½ weeks one-way), you can travel from London to Singapore overland, see the route map here. The links below cover travel in either direction, from London or to London:

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  6. I will definitivelly be there in 2016 for the 16 days.

    Can't wait to receive the Cosport tickets offer in few months.

    Will try to get an agenda similar of the one I got for Beijing :

    3 x swimming finals

    4 x gymnastic finals

    4 x athletics finals

    2 x rowing finals (medals for Canada ?)

    2 x canoe kayak finals (medals for Canada ?)

    1 x boxing finals

    1 x cycling track finals

    1 x beach volleyball final

    1 x tennis preliminaries

    2 x basketball preliminaries

    2 x volleyball preliminaries

    2 x beach volleyball preliminaries

    1 x badminton preliminaries

    2 x diving preliminaries

    Will try to see at least 65 finals so I will reach the 250 number.

    How much will that cost?

  7. You're missing the point. These are separate issues. This is a country who had a bunch of their civilians blown out of the sky for no good reason. At least with the example you cited, there was a mutual conflict between those nations. The Dutch had a bunch of their citizens randomly killed, unprovoked, due to the negligence of the host nation. How can you possibly send a soccer team to play in the country that was responsible?

    And the issue won't be several years old. The World Cup in Russia won't take place generations and decades removed from the incident. It will still be pretty fresh in the minds of the Dutch people. In addition, qualification for the World Cup starts next year, much closer to the events than the actual tournament. Ultimately, it will come down to whether the Dutch FA treats it as just a football tournament, and an opportunity to hoist the World Cup. They may even go to "stick it" to Russia. It'd be pretty awesome to see the Dutch smother Russia in a game. But with all this being said, I see the downing of the Malaysian Airlines flight as too big of an issue to ignore, and I can't see how the Dutch FA wouldn't seriously weigh their options.

    None of the big teams will have Qualifying till at least 2016 Next year will only have the small countries with terrible teams

  8. I wonder what FIFA would do if an alternate tournament were organized at the same time as the World Cup. (Perhaps a "Heritage Cup" to be played in England?) Because that's the only way to get countries to intentionally flunk out of World Cup qualification.

    Well it would have to be sanctioned by FIFA or else if your FA sent a team then the FA would get kicked out of FIFA

  9. Russians are Russian sympathizers are very strong in a majority of the federations and within the IOC. The Russian IOC members have been considered king-makers for about a decade now. Some credit them with London's victory over Paris for instance

    Yeah of course but that's the IOC. Do they control the BPL or the NFL the two biggest sports leagues in the world? No so in reality it's just the biggest sporting event in the world they control but not the rest of the sporting world

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