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1  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: Scottish Football Betting & General Discussion Thread (Open to All) on: February 07, 2020, 11:41:51 PM
Aberdeen's been hit by Injuries all season, Rangers managing to make the group stages of Europa eliminated the financial worries.

Still think Aberdeen will finish 3rd but its been a dreadful season so far


 aftertiming Still reported that they needed £10m borrowing this year to stay a going concern.

Agreed they spend like it's not happening but the worries haven't gone away.
2  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: Scottish Football Betting & General Discussion Thread (Open to All) on: February 06, 2020, 11:21:21 AM
The gap bettween Rangers and Celtic will be smaller than Rangers and Aberdeen.   

Any thoughts now?  Aberdeen will do well to get third.

Aye, they've been really inconsistent & Rangers managed to up their game.
3  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Vegas & The Aftermath - Diary on: February 06, 2020, 10:21:31 AM
Are you still walking?



Sometimes it is a struggle to get the kids to walk the 5 minutes to school...



Hi David,

I read a book about walking the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson, most enjoyable, but not something I'd ever want to do.

I've been a little under the weather for a few months, but have been better for a few weeks now & so I started my daily walks again. At first even on short 1 milers I was coming home gasping for breath, but I've built up to 3 walks a day, 1 x 1 mile & 2 x 2 mile, & I manage therm comfortably now. Well, not exactly comfortably, but I manage them.

Have managed to lose over a stone too, all of which helps.

As you know, as you post Next Door from time to time, I'm quite busy there. Well done on doing so well in the Sunday Major, including taking it down a few weeks ago.

Bill Bryson has gone down in my estimation. If a 7 year old girl can do it... 

In the back of my mind, I am hoping to do the West Highland Way sometime, but am good at coming up with excuses.  That Appalation Trail seems mad to me; you have to average a large numbers of miles a day if you are going to include some zeros and finish before winter.  The West Highland Way, which I manage to excuse my way out of, is only 96 miles, where as the Appalachian trail is near 2200.  I must a serious whimp on this.  FWIW NO spoilers, but that video is worth watching just for what happens after about half an hour (it was a real wtf moment).  Might have to get the Bryson book, I have read a few others, but never read that one.

I have watched a few appalachian trail vidoes which seem to have become more astonishing as I have progressed (taking 6 kids surely deserves a few apostrophes??). 

I continue to run well on Sky to balance how bad I run on Stars,  Overall it is about break even.  I figure if I give Stars up, I'd lose the balance and run terrible on Sky instead.  Over the last couple of days, I have looked through my Stars results to see if I should be jacking in all the turbo shite and to my surprise over the last 12 months I have only made a profit in hyper speed tournaments for O8, and most of the losses were in the slow paced stuff.  I'd like to be able to conclude that I should give up the slow paced stuff, but the Sky stuff is all slow paced hold em; and the recently profitable Party stuff is fairly slow paced O8.  Back to the drawing board then... 

3A on the tea and toast.  My youngest is F and aways one squares and one triangles. 

It's over 30 years since I did it, but it'll still be a beautiful walk. Many (most?) seem to do it organised with some support from companies that offer such, either getting bags transported and being met to set up camp, or  with a bed each night. Camping has been banned along the banks of Loch Lomond now - which would have screwed our walk way back then.
4  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Vegas & The Aftermath - Diary on: February 06, 2020, 10:17:09 AM

Without googling, how long since these went out of circulation?


I guessed 5 years. not far out, as it happens.

 Click to see full-size image.



I'm saying 30 years cos I remember finding pound coins with my metal detector circa 1988.

I'd say about that - I used to buy drinks in dark night clubs in Liverpool with Scots £1 notes and quite often get change for a £5er back in the late 80's.
5  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Vagueness and the Aftermath - A sporadic diary on: February 01, 2020, 07:54:40 PM
For some reason your pics aren't working for me Tom, but I've pictured it pretty well in my imagination 

Shame you didn't have anything stronger in the car, like a tyre iron....



Of course I should have used a tyre iron.

I blame this blonde haired, blue eyed beauty. Gorgeous, but not too bright.


 Click to see full-size image.



Pics are working again 
6  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Vagueness and the Aftermath - A sporadic diary on: January 31, 2020, 03:47:35 PM
For some reason your pics aren't working for me Tom, but I've pictured it pretty well in my imagination 

Shame you didn't have anything stronger in the car, like a tyre iron....
7  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Vagueness and the Aftermath - A sporadic diary on: January 24, 2020, 12:47:08 PM

What a wonderful tribute to nature bananas are, they come perfectly pre-packaged in much the same way, I suppose, as eggs do.

Both are so easy to open too, unlike, say, milk cartons made by humans.

I was spoiled as a kid, we'd a half acre of sugar bananas growing at the bottom of the garden, us kids were allowed to take all we wanted and what started to go overripe Mum made into banana bread. Sugar bananas are smaller, sweeter and generally nicer than the Cavendish bananas sold over here & I kind of went off bananas when we moved to Scotland as they just weren't as good,
8  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Vagueness and the Aftermath - A sporadic diary on: January 08, 2020, 12:13:57 PM
Clothing made from wood? The fashion industry certainly is branching out. I can't wait to cedar beechwear.

Don't want to cause a rowan the diary, but happy to help the elder blondes Wink


Some people wouldn't appreciate it but this dogwood.

OK, back in your box.

 
I was going to try to work a Teak-ay pun in, but thought that wood be a face-palm moment.
9  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Vagueness and the Aftermath - A sporadic diary on: January 08, 2020, 11:51:18 AM
Clothing made from wood? The fashion industry certainly is branching out. I can't wait to cedar beechwear.

Don't want to cause a rowan the diary, but happy to help the elder blondes Wink
10  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Vagueness and the Aftermath - A sporadic diary on: December 28, 2019, 10:14:49 AM


No man-flu, just a bad cold. Problem is being anaphlactic to antibiotics I need to be careful that it doesn't become a chest infection. There's only one tablet I can have (ie no rection so far) but generally me on antibiotics makes everyone nervous, so not powering through a cold is sensible for me, the hospitals struggle enough without having to find me a bed just so I can get drip fed different antibiotics.


I think everything from a snotty nose to pneumonia counts as man-flu Rod.

Being allergic to antibiotics is a bit of a bugger but tell me this, is it just your mouth that's allergic? Can you have the same drug intravenously that you react to orally?





No it's the antibiotic. Anything of the penicillin familly & a couple of others.

I've had 2 proper anaphylactic shocks. First New Years Day 3 years back, was recovering from pleurisy & felt a chest infection starting. Went to the hospital to get amoxicillin which I'd taken a couple of months before. Mum went with to visit a friend int he hospital. Waiting for her to come back I took the first tablets, by the time she came back I was dizzy, flushed, really feeling ill. Got her to go get a doctor (same one who gave me the tablets) he thought I'd a sudden drop in blood pressure, but it wasn't coming back up. Off down the corridor to A&E ina  wheelchair, was there 5 minutes & I was on a trolley, surrounded by docs & nurses, last I remember before passing out was 'Adrenalin injection, quick!!' 'I'll go get one' 'No time use the emergency epipen!!' - having known a few anaphlactics I knew what was up - and though it might be my number. Woke up later feeling fine but they keep you in for a night.

If it had been a week later I was a gonner - I'd have got my prescription, taken the tablets at home, felt ill, went to bed, passed out & goodbye.

Just over a year later I got an infection in my elbow. Clarithromyacin was the only antibiotic tablet my doc would risk with me, but it's pretty useless at that type of infection. The infection was growing so I was sent to hospital. The doc I first saw there admitted he hadn'ty a clue what to give me, so called the bio-meds dept in Glasgow, they recommended Vancamyacin which is only given intravenously. 3 days of drips & it's not doing much, the infection isn't growing, but it isn't going down either. Another doc comes in and gives me a drip of Clindamycin, nearly the full bag in, another shock. This time the full face selling, struggling to breathe one. Epipens shoot a needle into your thigh, you don't feel it though, your system is going nuts. After that I was back on a really high Vancamycin dose, which worked.

I've since been for tests, found a couple that might have been OK, but my peak flow test dropped after a small dose & they stopped the tests. The doc actually brought groups through to show them test results, apparently to develop anaphlaxis so suddenly, and violently & to be allergic to such a spectrum is really rare.

So that's me - got 3 minorly effective antibiotics that I can risk. Spoke to the local ambulanceman & he's guaranteed that with 2 epipens (they relieve symptoms for about 30 minutes, but it's just a delay), they can get me either to the hospital (30 miles away), or to more emergeny epipens, he's been very reassuring that I'm covered. I don't gamble with cheese or bread that is getting a bit old in case pencillin develops, thankfully that's all that has set me off so far.




Wow!

It's shocking how close you can come to the old wooden overcoat in such a short time.

It's also a good example of the mess we'll all be in when antibiotics become ineffective.



Science Wife finds this all very interesting biologically, she does sometimes have to be reminded that she shouldn't be on the bacteria's side though Cheesy

The only point she wanted to make was about, " ...I don't gamble with cheese or bread that is getting a bit old in case pencillin develops..."; the fungus that grows is Penicillium, it only produces penicillin when it's defending itself against bacteria (and bacteria don't usually eat 'dead' things like bread or cheese) - so it's not a terrible idea to avoid mouldy food but it would be unlikely that you'd find any penicillin on it.

Primarily she wanted to point out that the fungus is Penicillium and that's not the same thing as pencillin.
(Some people might already know this but at the very least it's new science for Red-Dog to learn Smiley )

Thanks for that, I'm still not risking it Wink but it is a bit reassuring that a cheeseboard isn't a real danger Cheesy
11  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Vagueness and the Aftermath - A sporadic diary on: December 27, 2019, 01:21:03 PM
Does anyone else have strange, 'after Christmas day' breakfasts?


Christmas pudding with cream. Every year.

Diet's going well thanks.

My Dad's was christmas pudding fried in brandy butter. Every Boxing Day without fail.
12  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Vagueness and the Aftermath - A sporadic diary on: December 27, 2019, 01:14:26 PM


No man-flu, just a bad cold. Problem is being anaphlactic to antibiotics I need to be careful that it doesn't become a chest infection. There's only one tablet I can have (ie no rection so far) but generally me on antibiotics makes everyone nervous, so not powering through a cold is sensible for me, the hospitals struggle enough without having to find me a bed just so I can get drip fed different antibiotics.


I think everything from a snotty nose to pneumonia counts as man-flu Rod.

Being allergic to antibiotics is a bit of a bugger but tell me this, is it just your mouth that's allergic? Can you have the same drug intravenously that you react to orally?





No it's the antibiotic. Anything of the penicillin familly & a couple of others.

I've had 2 proper anaphylactic shocks. First New Years Day 3 years back, was recovering from pleurisy & felt a chest infection starting. Went to the hospital to get amoxicillin which I'd taken a couple of months before. Mum went with to visit a friend in the hospital. Waiting for her to come back I took the first tablets, by the time she came back I was dizzy, flushed, really feeling ill. Got her to go get a doctor (same one who gave me the tablets) he thought I'd a sudden drop in blood pressure, but it wasn't coming back up. Off down the corridor to A&E in a wheelchair, was there 5 minutes & I was on a trolley, surrounded by docs & nurses, last I remember before passing out was 'Adrenalin injection, quick!!' 'I'll go get one' 'No time use the emergency epipen!!' - having known a few anaphlactics I knew what was up - and though it might be my number. Woke up later feeling fine but they keep you in for a night.

If it had been a week later I was a gonner - I'd have got my prescription, taken the tablets at home, felt ill, went to bed, passed out & goodbye.

Just over a year later I got an infection in my elbow. Clarithromyacin was the only antibiotic tablet my doc would risk with me, but it's pretty useless at that type of infection. The infection was growing so I was sent to hospital. The doc I first saw there admitted he hadn'ty a clue what to give me, so called the bio-meds dept in Glasgow, they recommended Vancamyacin which is only given intravenously. 3 days of drips & it's not doing much, the infection isn't growing, but it isn't going down either. Another doc comes in and gives me a drip of Clindamycin, nearly the full bag in, another shock (another rarity - apparently no-one is allergic to clindamycin & you don't take a rection like that on a first dose of anything). This time the full face selling, struggling to breathe one. Epipens shoot a needle into your thigh, you don't feel it though, your system is going nuts. After that I was back on a really high Vancamycin dose, which worked.

I've since been for tests, found a couple that might have been OK, but my peak flow test dropped after a small dose & they stopped the tests. The doc actually brought groups through to show them test results, apparently to develop anaphlaxis so suddenly, and violently & to be allergic to some of the antibiotics I am is really rare.

So that's me - got 3 minorly effective antibiotics that I can risk. Spoke to the local ambulanceman & he's guaranteed that with 2 epipens (they relieve symptoms for about 30 minutes, but it's just a delay), they can get me either to the hospital (30 miles away), or to more emergeny epipens, he's been very reassuring that I'm covered. I don't gamble with cheese or bread that is getting a bit old in case pencillin develops, thankfully that's all that has set me off so far.

The worst of it is lying in hospital with a minorly swollen hand, or elbow, taking up a bed, when everone is so stretched. I suggest trying the borderline antibiotics while I'm there but apprenly that's not good medical practice. The docs and nurses say I'm in the right place & I'd rather not snuff it - but I still feel I'm putting an unnecessary burder on the NHS.
13  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Vagueness and the Aftermath - A sporadic diary on: December 26, 2019, 03:06:38 PM
Mega wages don't assist the human body in recovery and/or injury prevention moving forward which is what this row is all about.   I think most players love playing football at xmas its the managers and medical staff who don't like the damage it does to optimal performance levels short term and injury rates later in the season from this schedule.

Managers calling it a 'crime' just annoys 99.9% of the population and it isn't the best way to approach the PR side of it.


Yes, that makes more sense.

How do tennis players cope, isn't their schedule even more punishing?

Re festive football the people not given anythought in the scheduling are the (usually minimum wage) stadium workers, or the fans who actually go to games, when there is reduced public transport etc. I'm ill so have got someone else to use my ticket today, but for a change it's not a trip the length of Scotland in winter for the game.

Fitness wise tennis players amaze me, but they aren't geting kicked, so it's a different demand on the body I'd have thought.


Again all good points.

Realistically, what is the solution, extend the season?


For football I'd have summer football (for Scotland anyway),but it's not fitting games in as much as TV wanting audiences. Problem is as TV makes it harder to attend games the atmosphere dies down making it less attractive for TV.

I'm watching Celtic (playing our 8th game in December with one more to go on the 29th), we'd 5 in November. It's not good for the players, or the fans.

The tennis season is also too long, players need some downtime and some recovery time. The tour needs shortened but it's a big moneyspinner and everybody wants their cut. I remember as a kid Jimmy Connors would come stay at the hotel up the hill from our house for 2 weeks every summer, the only tennis he played was  acouple of coaching sessions for local kids. Most players now struggle to get that much time off where they can get away from training and playing.

No man-flu, just a bad cold. Problem is being anaphlactic to antibiotics I need to be careful that it doesn't become a chest infection. There's only one tablet I can have (ie no rection so far) but generally me on antibiotics makes everyone nervous, so not powering through a cold is sensible for me, the hospitals struggle enough without having to find me a bed just so I can get drip fed different antibiotics.
14  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Vagueness and the Aftermath - A sporadic diary on: December 26, 2019, 01:10:21 PM
Mega wages don't assist the human body in recovery and/or injury prevention moving forward which is what this row is all about.   I think most players love playing football at xmas its the managers and medical staff who don't like the damage it does to optimal performance levels short term and injury rates later in the season from this schedule.

Managers calling it a 'crime' just annoys 99.9% of the population and it isn't the best way to approach the PR side of it.


Yes, that makes more sense.

How do tennis players cope, isn't their schedule even more punishing?

Re festive football the people not given anythought in the scheduling are the (usually minimum wage) stadium workers, or the fans who actually go to games, when there is reduced public transport etc. I'm ill so have got someone else to use my ticket today, but for a change it's not a trip the length of Scotland in winter for the game.

Fitness wise tennis players amaze me, but they aren't geting kicked, so it's a different demand on the body I'd have thought.
15  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: Tips for Tikay on: December 19, 2019, 05:58:02 PM
365 have ruined the game though. Nobody with half a clue has an account with them any more and they're just stealing from those who can't afford it or have problems.

You only have to scroll down their home page now to bet on the Botswana Premier League or Gambia Division 2.

Nobody should earn that much anyway.

This.



Think you are attacking the wrong person, her salary is obscene, but...

Ms Coates, who has received criticism over her awards in the past from pay campaigners, will also be among the top providers of income tax to the Treasury.

It is estimated she would have paid around £125m.

To put that in context: Google, Facebook and Amazon paid a combined £108m in corporation tax in 2018.


Sad that actually paying her taxes is to be considered admirable, but well done to her.
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