Cherish – The Bible Post http://thebiblepost.com/ Sat, 03 Jul 2021 05:58:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 https://thebiblepost.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/favicon.jpg Cherish – The Bible Post http://thebiblepost.com/ 32 32 Gas stations run out of gas, New York could experience shortage https://thebiblepost.com/gas-stations-run-out-of-gas-new-york-could-experience-shortage/ Wed, 30 Jun 2021 12:26:03 +0000 https://thebiblepost.com/gas-stations-run-out-of-gas-new-york-could-experience-shortage/ As drivers hit the road for the vacation weekend, drivers face yet another gasoline shortage and the highest pump prices in years. The national gas price average is at its highest in 2021 and is expected to increase. The national average price of gas is $ 3.11, the highest since October 2014. The national average […]]]>

As drivers hit the road for the vacation weekend, drivers face yet another gasoline shortage and the highest pump prices in years.

The national gas price average is at its highest in 2021 and is expected to increase. The national average price of gas is $ 3.11, the highest since October 2014. The national average price of gas in New York City is $ 3.167, according to Triple-A. A year ago, the national gas average was $ 2,178.

Triple-A believes he will increase to an additional three cents as the Independence Day holiday weekend approaches. AAA predicts that a record 43.6 million Americans will hit the road for a vacation getaway.

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“Today, 89% of US gas stations sell regular unleaded for $ 2.75 or more. This is a big increase from July 4, when only a quarter of stations sold gasoline over $ 2.25, ”said Jeanette McGee, AAA spokesperson. “Road tripers will pay the most to fill up for vacations since 2014.”

CNN Reports gas stations across the country are running out of gas. While no outages have been reported in New York City, outages have been reported in Indiana, Ohio, California, Colorado, Iowa and the Pacific Northwest.

Unlike May, when a cyber attack forced the Colonial Pipeline to shut down, this shortage had nothing to do with supply or gas. There is a shortage of drivers delivering fuel to gas stations, CNN reports. Experts believe more gas stations will experience gas shortages this weekend as gas is not delivered.

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How hate speech becomes Jacinda’s anti-smacking curse and why Verity could be wrong https://thebiblepost.com/how-hate-speech-becomes-jacindas-anti-smacking-curse-and-why-verity-could-be-wrong/ Tue, 29 Jun 2021 08:54:25 +0000 https://thebiblepost.com/how-hate-speech-becomes-jacindas-anti-smacking-curse-and-why-verity-could-be-wrong/ I love Verity Johnson, her columns are always worth reading, just like her last … Woke-bashing can be fun, but it won’t win the election Of course, this is a popular criticism and always will be. But it is not the Molotov cocktail that triggers the elections. It might be fun, but they need more […]]]>

I love Verity Johnson, her columns are always worth reading, just like her last …

Woke-bashing can be fun, but it won’t win the election

Of course, this is a popular criticism and always will be. But it is not the Molotov cocktail that triggers the elections. It might be fun, but they need more than wake up to stop the juggernaut Jacinda.

… Until this week’s disastrous hate speech fiasco, I would have agreed with Verity. Woke bashing will excite the right but not really do enough to move the middle.

The hate speech bill changed that.

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I think one of the darker cultural values ​​we have as a people is negative egalitarianism, the “you think you are smarter than me” mentality that is deeply rooted in our collective psyche.

New Zealanders hate being told how to live their lives by people who think they are smarter than them.

It was this disgust with social engineering that saw anti-smacking legislation ignite for the right in 2007 and saw Key elected in 2008.

The idea of ​​Aunt Helen invading the sacred space between parent and child seemed like a huge reach and was manipulated by the right into being Nanny State gone mad.

Now let’s be clear, I supported the repeal of section 59, it made no sense that parents who had beaten the bejesus of their own children could use this loophole disciplinary defense and evade assault charges.

The court is there to protect the child who has been abused, not the parents who have assaulted.

Sadly, Helen couldn’t articulate this response and poor Sue Bradford was left to the wolves, so the left was dominated and the unleashed negative egalitarianism resulted in a change of government.

I think this hate speech law will trigger exactly the same cultural reflex.

The idea that the state will judge your words in a cultural landscape dominated by easily triggered millennial micro-aggressions is as socially concerned as Jacinda personally breaking into your kitchen to control healthy lunch boxes live on television with a John Campbell outraged calling for your immediate arrest for the inclusion of gluten.

Because social media is ubiquitous, people watch mobs of awakened lynchers happily cancel movies they haven’t even seen with pre-censorship, they watch the incoherence of waking culture by banning the musical Charlie Chaplin but then putting on a product by Harvey Weinstein, they watch the arousal desire to punish anyone who disagrees with them.

They see Utes taxed, transgender weightlifters and $ 800 million bike bridges as they get stuck in traffic.

And now they see that the police have the power to arrest you for comments interpreted as racist, sexist or transphobic by aroused activists whose starting point is that all white people are racist, all male rapists and anyone who stands up for freedom. expression is a Nazi.

Watching the Prime Minister and the Minister of Justice struggle to explain their own law has not helped.

I think the solidarity created by the universal Covid experience and Jacinda’s remarkable leadership is fading due to the lack of delivery on critical issues like housing, infrastructure, poverty and mental health, add the criminalization of freedom of speech and you have a huge backlash.

The awakened ones, of course, don’t help and watching the wild defenses of this madness only gives the right more ammo.

Jacinda has been deeply hurt by the atrocity of Christchurch, wading through all the pain and heartache that has touched her and she doesn’t care about the political capital she burns by passing this hate speech law.

This is why all of this is so politically dangerous, it’s not like banning guns! It only affected a few hundred thousand people, however the ban on speaking has an impact on EVERYBODY!

Golriz described the They Are Us producer as a white supremacist for wanting to make a Jacinda-centric film. The Woke’s threshold for white supremacy is so low that they would consider milk a hate crime!

The growing fanaticism of the awakened will only serve to convince the community that the awakened will come after them once they have the power to call the police.

There is a smarter way for the Labor Party to play through this whole fiasco, which is why watching them hand out so much ammo to ACT, National and NZ First is heartbreaking.

I hope Verity is right and the revival bashing doesn’t trigger negative egalitarianism, but I’m afraid this hate speech will turn into Jacinda’s anti-spanking curse.

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Couples say ‘yes’ to casual post-pandemic marriages https://thebiblepost.com/couples-say-yes-to-casual-post-pandemic-marriages/ Mon, 28 Jun 2021 19:00:00 +0000 https://thebiblepost.com/couples-say-yes-to-casual-post-pandemic-marriages/ Discreet brides, short or no turnaround times, new gift etiquette: the Covid-19 has indeed changed the institution of Irish marriage. And, while the increase in more casual ceremonies may have been exacerbated by the pandemic, the trend is expected to continue even as the number of guests attending indoor wedding receptions rises to 50 on […]]]>

Discreet brides, short or no turnaround times, new gift etiquette: the Covid-19 has indeed changed the institution of Irish marriage. And, while the increase in more casual ceremonies may have been exacerbated by the pandemic, the trend is expected to continue even as the number of guests attending indoor wedding receptions rises to 50 on July 5.

“There are a lot of couples who could have completed their papers during Covid-19 and had to cancel a marriage three or four times at this point,” says wedding officiant Barbara Ryan (IrishCeremony.ie).

“Now they are looking to mark the occasion in a meaningful way, but perhaps without all the fanfare of previous times.”

Couples are so exhausted from the events of the past sixteen months that while a “fairytale” wedding with a huge guest list was allowed, it isn’t necessarily pleasing right now.

Instead, emerging trends include shorter delivery times (some couples only having the three months’ notice required by the HSE), an increase in informal venues, and reduced ceremonies which, overall, have the stuff of a – day out.

“I work with a couple who have abandoned both a traditional venue and a formal dinner,” says Ryan. “The ceremony will take place outside while friends and family sip champagne and savor canapes. There are no bridesmaids, no groomsmen; just a simple ceremony with vows and exchange of rings is pretty short.

One alternative that is rapidly gaining popularity is that of a garden wedding. It’s popular, says Ryan, because Covid-19 has opened people’s minds to what’s possible in a non-traditional setting.

“It’s definitely a trend,” says Maria Reidy, founder of Maria Reidy Events and Signature Rentals, a one-stop shop that rents elegant table decoration pieces for weddings and events.

“During the restrictions, I worked with a couple who got married in a ceremony on Dalkey Island, followed by a very casual lunch at their home afterwards. Another couple invested their money in landscaping their back garden to have it for the wedding and enjoy it after.

Garden parties, even if they’re more relaxed, come with a caveat: Reidy warns costs can rise compared to a venue where many essentials are already included in the price you pay. “Bringing in things like a florist, caterer, and marquee can be expensive, but the upside is you have more control.” However, it is not all bucolic.

Intimate city weddings are enjoying a new lease of life thanks to the hustle and bustle of a reopened Dublin. A firm favorite, The Westbury capitalized on its private dining space The Trinity Room for small groups, according to Kate Gough, events manager at the hotel.

The magic of the big day, without all the headaches? It gains momentum after a traumatic period. Photo: Dora Kazmierak

Gough admits that she sees smaller groups enjoying the city’s surroundings better than ever. “They take pictures at St Stephen’s Green, stop in Brussels for a pint, book a meal in town the next day,” she says. “After Covid-19, I think people who previously would have seen the countryside as beautiful landscapes now see a bustling city center in that sense. Aesthetics aside, couples’ priorities have changed dramatically since the onset of Covid-19 and a more relaxed wedding reflects that, especially when it comes to budget.

“There are couples sitting on $ 20,000 or $ 30,000 for their big day who have spent the last year and a half indoors and can see how that money could be better used for a home extension or renovation,” explains Ryan.

“They could decide to have a wedding for a quarter of the price, it marks the day in a way that makes sense to them, but won’t cost an arm and a leg.” According to the Lyst Fashion Index, searches for short wedding dresses have increased 170% in the UK since the start of this year. Inspiration is here, with celebrities like Lily Allen, who married last September in an inspirational Dior blazer-style mini dress, and brands like Rixo and Warehouse offering affordable collections. for the less traditional bride.

“The ‘princess’ dress is really not in fashion right now. Brides want to be more casual, ”says Reidy. “Rather than putting all the money in the dress, brides are investing in really cool things that they can wear again like shoes, hair accessories, and jewelry.”

Does the traditional white dress still apply? Yes and no, according to Reidy. “A lot of brides decide to wear a colorful dress the day they walk to the registry office, but for a party with family and friends, white and cream tend to dominate.”

A casual wedding day offers a chance for personalization. The last year of foreclosure was marked by a huge focus on housewares and the table; it’s also a trend that permeates weddings.

“Previously, a lot of brides would have been happy to go with what was provided by the venue for the table scenery,” says Reidy. “Now they know how much something like a colorful plate or a gingham napkin can really transform a table. ”

Rustic touches infuse details such as flowers. No more structured and artificial bouquets in favor of ethereal flowers that have a freshly picked look.

“Brides are also more demanding,” says Reidy, “they are aware of choosing seasonal flowers from Irish growers. ”

Overall, a low-key approach to a wedding doesn’t necessarily mean a less happy day. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Letting go of societal pressure allows for a celebration that recognizes the couple in a real way. After all, isn’t that what the couple signed up for in the first place?

In an age where authenticity is key and movements like ‘Instagram vs. Reality’ are taking hold, it seems entirely appropriate to deflate the over-the-top shine of Irish weddings of the past. As Ryan puts it, “It’s about seeing the couple as they are now rather than projecting some kind of lofty image.”

Is it just a knee-jerk reaction to the trauma of the past year and a half? Perhaps, only time will tell. But the main thing to remember, according to Ryan, is that couples have a lot of choices right now.

“If a bride wants to do an outdoor ceremony with a glass of wine in her hand, she can, or she can have 10 close friends at her favorite gallery. The day can be as casual or as elaborate as you want, it all depends on what you want.

The gift guide

As the rules regarding weddings change, will the gifts remain the same?

Those attending more unconventional nuptials this summer may feel a little confused as to the best etiquette to give. For example, if you are only invited part of the day, are you offering the same amount as before? Likewise, does the Irish cash in a card tradition prevail?

“The Irish are very generous and I think the tradition of giving money by card will continue,” says Reidy. Rather than cut back, it’s likely, given the stress corona couples have endured, that family and friends will want to go the extra mile to mark the wedding day in a special way.

Donations for overseas travel and honeymoons may not be as popular right now, but as priorities change, more couples are looking for a gift registry. “Instead of getting married earlier, maybe a couple bought their first house, so they’re asking for house-related gifts,” says Reidy.

So what if you’re only invited for part of the day? The land is getting a little muddy, Ryan says. While immediate family will likely offer the same, it might be different with extended family and friends. The upside, however, is that it could lend itself to more thoughtful gifts.

“A friend can pay for the bridal bouquet or buy a beautiful piece for the couple’s house. If you’re really informal, maybe it’s a potluck wedding and your partner brings a pot.

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Mark Andrews Saturday: Big egos, a failing education system, and while we will all be in pain soon https://thebiblepost.com/mark-andrews-saturday-big-egos-a-failing-education-system-and-while-we-will-all-be-in-pain-soon/ Sat, 26 Jun 2021 05:00:30 +0000 https://thebiblepost.com/mark-andrews-saturday-big-egos-a-failing-education-system-and-while-we-will-all-be-in-pain-soon/ Is the education system failing all children? The government’s Cultural Recovery Fund, which is supposed to help businesses hard hit by the coronavirus, has donated £ 36,232 in taxpayer money to a bondage club in London. It seems that the Klub Verboten, which has a strict dress code of latex, leather and rubber, is famous […]]]>
Is the education system failing all children?

The government’s Cultural Recovery Fund, which is supposed to help businesses hard hit by the coronavirus, has donated £ 36,232 in taxpayer money to a bondage club in London.

It seems that the Klub Verboten, which has a strict dress code of latex, leather and rubber, is famous for the spanking sessions it organizes in purpose-built dungeons. Or, in the words of Arts Council England, it is “a creative production company that makes a valuable contribution to the nightlife economy”. I guess that’s one way of looking at it.

Go wild to help, do you feel like it?

Arts Council England has a form for this sort of thing. In October last year, he donated £ 215,000 from the public treasury to a drag queen called Le Gateau Chocolat. Guess we should be thankful that David Mellor is no longer in charge, these Chelsea kits don’t come cheap you know.

Still, it will be of great comfort to small businesses in the West Midlands which, according to a new report, have been among the worst affected in the country, are expected to lose on average more than £ 22,000 by the end of the pandemic.

And when we are struck by the inevitable tax hikes to pay this largesse to drag queens and fetish clubs, we will all share the pain.

Matt hancock

Meanwhile, it looks like Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been caught, um, breaking social distancing guidelines. Talk about the hands, the face and the space.

Adult conversation? Yes indeed

Nicola Sturgeon told Andy Burnham that if he wanted an “adult conversation” about coronavirus restrictions, he just had to pick up the phone.

Yes indeed. As if one of those show-boating egos was already having an adult conversation about anything. Watching them trade insults over the airwaves is like an episode of The Inbetweeners without a laugh.

But Nicola accusing Andy of playing the gallery is a bit wealthy after spending the entire pandemic in a one-upmanship game.

Doesn’t this duo show why it’s time to get rid of all these supposedly devolved authorities and their empire building once and for all?

White working-class children are the latest minority identified as suffering from a substandard education in a new parliamentary report.

But the problem with dividing everyone into different groups is that you miss the blinding evidence – that the modern British education system is failing just about everyone.

Just last week, John Lewis’ boss Dame Sharon White spoke of young people leaving school unable to do basic tasks like writing coherent sentences or doing some mental math. They know all about the trendy and fuzzy ideas that various governments have added to the curriculum over the years, but when it comes to their schedules or spelling, punctuation and grammar, they don’t. have no idea.

Of course, the knee-jerk reaction was to complain about “austerity”. But blackboards and chalk really aren’t that expensive.

When every child leaves school with a solid foundation in the ‘three rs’ then maybe we can look at lessons on ‘teamwork’, ’empathy’, healthy eating, minorities. sexual, environmentalism and all. Until then, all of these things should be put on hold.

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Goreng is Sydney’s new secret takeaway that makes deep-fried Mi Goreng donuts https://thebiblepost.com/goreng-is-sydneys-new-secret-takeaway-that-makes-deep-fried-mi-goreng-donuts/ Mon, 21 Jun 2021 04:57:57 +0000 https://thebiblepost.com/goreng-is-sydneys-new-secret-takeaway-that-makes-deep-fried-mi-goreng-donuts/ It’s official mi goreng food season and it goes without saying that as the undisputed reigning champion of hangover remedies and winter warmers, when a new noodle creation is making the rounds of our glorious city, this is something to be very excited about. Sydney has seen many mi goreng innovations, from the Dutch CBD […]]]>

It’s official mi goreng food season and it goes without saying that as the undisputed reigning champion of hangover remedies and winter warmers, when a new noodle creation is making the rounds of our glorious city, this is something to be very excited about.

Sydney has seen many mi goreng innovations, from the Dutch CBD smuggler’s “Magic Mi Goreng” toasty, to the whipped mi goreng Bloody Mary’s at Old Mate’s Place.

Now you’ll want to draw your attention to the all new and top secret Mi Goreng Fried Donuts, made to order and packaged with crunchy, drool-worthy umami flavors.

Double GORENG, the concept is simple. Whenever you crave those crispy halos of goodness all you have to do is pop Instagram and DM GORENG your order, which you can then pick up at 187 Kent Street, Millers Point on Saturdays, from The Legend. behind it all, Larasati Soewandi.

“Hailing from Indonesia, we wanted to bring back nostalgic memories by reimagining a childhood classic, mi goreng, into a bite of modern drool-worthy goodness,” says Soewandi. “Along the same lines, our GORENG donut is a metaphorical celebration of salvation from the dark place we found ourselves in during COVID-19. “

After the death of his mother, the loss of his tourism business and his lifelong savings during COVID-19, as well as the need to support his father, the idea behind GORENG emerged as a side business. Orders are made with a secret family after-hours recipe at their Pemberton Foods Cafe & Grocer in Botany.

Right now, you can order two flavors of GORENG Fried Mi Goreng Donuts. The first is an OG, the second a spicy and flavorful version called “Flavourbomb” for those who like a little more spice. You can buy packs of two for between $ 10 and $ 12 while you wait for the poison you choose. Or go for a three-pack that will set you back $ 14 of cruise. There are also future plans to add truffle creation to the mix.

“Our goal is never to be mundane,” says Soewandi. “We have a knack for always experimenting and we look forward to offering our foodie friends countless possible flavor combinations. Watch this place! “

Go here to learn more about GORENG.

Do you like noodles as much as we do? Check out the best places for ramen in Sydney.

Image credit: GORENG

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Is Dublin Coyote Sending Rude Message to Barking Dog? https://thebiblepost.com/is-dublin-coyote-sending-rude-message-to-barking-dog/ Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:00:58 +0000 https://thebiblepost.com/is-dublin-coyote-sending-rude-message-to-barking-dog/ DEAR JEANNE: We live near an open space and see our share of coyotes. Our next door neighbors have a dog who, unsurprisingly, barks every time she sees a coyote. The other day a coyote was strolling casually by our houses. The dog barked. The coyote looked at the dog, then crouched down just as […]]]>

DEAR JEANNE: We live near an open space and see our share of coyotes. Our next door neighbors have a dog who, unsurprisingly, barks every time she sees a coyote.

The other day a coyote was strolling casually by our houses. The dog barked. The coyote looked at the dog, then crouched down just as casually, walked over to the bathroom and casually strode away.

Was the coyote marking its territory? Or was it the coyote equivalent of pointing the finger at the dog? I’ve seen this behavior a few times now, so it’s not one-off. Ideas?

Maria Vandegriff, Dublin

DEAR MARIA: Two answers seem obvious. First, coyotes are fools. Or two, yes, of course he marks his territory. Turns out, it’s just not that simple.

Animals, of course, are not fools, although some of their behaviors can be a little weird. To find out if the behavior might be a sign of dominance in the territory, I read a 71-page study (you are welcome) that looked at the topic from all angles, and I mean all angles.

Researchers at the University of Colorado studied a pack of coyotes in Wyoming, in the Yellowstone region. They tried to separate the scent tagging from normal elimination, and even noted when the animals raised their paws or squatted, and whether the coyote was male, female, or juvenile.

In the end, they didn’t come to any definitive conclusions other than that the coyotes scent to define the territory, alert intruders, announce a willingness to mate, let other pack members know that ‘they are “at home”, mark a source food or just because.

As for the coyote in question, the fact that it crouched down instead of stepping on one leg could indicate that it just needed to go, or that it could be a female. I think it’s likely that because it eliminates in the same spot it does so in response to the barking of the dog, thus reinforcing the territory marking.

Or it could be just a jerk.

DEAR JEANNE: Why do some cats dip their paws in the water dish? This makes the water unappetizing to other cats in the house.

Nancy Williams, Hayward

DEAR NANCY: You may have answered your own question.

Seriously, however, cats can have a hard time discerning the surface of water because it is transparent and cats’ eyes, while impressive to see in the dark, struggle with other things.

They dig into the dish with their paws in order to locate the water level, and by tapping the water they create ripples that are easier to see.

If this is causing a problem for other cats, you may want to consider purchasing a water dispenser that creates ripples for them, eliminating the need to pat.

Make things clear

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Is Dublin Coyote Sending Rude Message to Barking Dog? https://thebiblepost.com/is-dublin-coyote-sending-rude-message-to-barking-dog-2/ Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:00:58 +0000 https://thebiblepost.com/is-dublin-coyote-sending-rude-message-to-barking-dog-2/ DEAR JEANNE: We live near an open space and see our share of coyotes. Our next door neighbors have a dog who, unsurprisingly, barks every time she sees a coyote. The other day a coyote was strolling casually by our houses. The dog barked. The coyote looked at the dog, then crouched down just as […]]]>

DEAR JEANNE: We live near an open space and see our share of coyotes. Our next door neighbors have a dog who, unsurprisingly, barks every time she sees a coyote.

The other day a coyote was strolling casually by our houses. The dog barked. The coyote looked at the dog, then crouched down just as casually, went to the bathroom and strode away.

Was the coyote marking its territory? Or was it the coyote equivalent of pointing the finger at the dog? I’ve seen this behavior a few times now, so it’s not one-off. Ideas?

Maria Vandegriff, Dublin

DEAR MARIA: Two answers seem obvious. First, coyotes are fools. Or two, yes, of course he marks his territory. It turns out it’s just not that simple.

Animals, of course, are not fools, although some of their behaviors can be a little weird. To find out if the behavior might be a sign of dominance in the territory, I read a 71-page study (you are welcome) that looked at the topic from all angles, and I mean all angles.

Researchers at the University of Colorado studied a pack of coyotes in Wyoming, in the Yellowstone region. They tried to separate the scent tagging from normal elimination, and even noted when the animals raised their paws or squatted, and whether the coyote was male, female, or juvenile.

In the end, they didn’t come to any definitive conclusions other than that the coyotes scent to define the territory, alert intruders, announce a willingness to mate, let other pack members know that ‘they are “at home”, mark a source food or just because.

As for the coyote in question, the fact that it crouched down instead of stepping on one leg could indicate that it just needed to go, or that it could be a female. I think it’s likely that because it eliminates in the same spot it does so in response to the dog’s barking, thus reinforcing the territory marking.

Or it could be just a jerk.

DEAR JEANNE: Why do some cats dip their paws in the water dish? This makes the water unappetizing to other cats in the house.

Nancy Williams, Hayward

DEAR NANCY: You may have answered your own question.

Seriously, however, cats can have a hard time discerning the surface of water because it is transparent and cats’ eyes, while impressive to see in the dark, struggle with other things.

They dig into the dish with their paws in order to locate the water level, and by tapping the water, they create ripples that are easier to see.

If this is causing a problem for other cats, you may want to consider purchasing a water dispenser that creates ripples for them, eliminating the need to pat.

Make things clear

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Stuart Byrne Chronicle: Dundalk players and management need to sync up quickly https://thebiblepost.com/stuart-byrne-chronicle-dundalk-players-and-management-need-to-sync-up-quickly/ Fri, 18 Jun 2021 11:17:15 +0000 https://thebiblepost.com/stuart-byrne-chronicle-dundalk-players-and-management-need-to-sync-up-quickly/ It’s no secret that Vinny Perth’s return to Dundalk won’t be universally welcomed in the dressing room. But any player with a crooked nose has to suck it – and that goes for Vinny, too. They must come to a compromise and work together for the greater good. Because make no mistake, this club is […]]]>

It’s no secret that Vinny Perth’s return to Dundalk won’t be universally welcomed in the dressing room.

But any player with a crooked nose has to suck it – and that goes for Vinny, too. They must come to a compromise and work together for the greater good.

Because make no mistake, this club is up and running and the threat of owners pulling out the plug is not going away.

I’ve said it before, but Dundalk was wrong to get rid of Vinny after his Champions League loss last August.

He was furious at the interference of American owners, but has managed to maintain a good relationship with President Bill Hulsizer in recent months.

That just adds to the craziness of it all.

But I felt the club had a knee-jerk reaction because there is a time to make such decisions and it was wrong.

You make those calls at the start of the season or you see it. You don’t do them at a critical time of the year.

People quickly forget that Vinny almost won the treble and I think you deserve some loyalty for that.

Perhaps the Americans felt justified in their decision as they reached the group stage of the Europa League under the guidance of Filippo Giovagnoli.

But let’s not kid ourselves. Anyone with a half-decent knowledge of the game knows that an Irish club will never have an easier path to the group stages again.

I think it’s positive for Vinny that the club he’s returning to is so different from the one he left – it’s a whole different file.

Under Stephen Kenny and then alone, there was a sense of identity and culture around the players and the team.

I’m not saying they were fending for themselves, but it was a good system that worked for everyone and took a while to set up.

All of this was disrupted after a season of car accidents.

Out of the game for 10 months, Vinny has to recognize that some players won’t jump up and down about his return.

But it’s inevitable when you’re dealing with more than 20 players.

Dundalk has half a season to get back on track and it’s going to be tough as I’m confident the owners are working on their exit strategy.

You can see the signs a mile away, but Vinny and the players can’t afford to worry about that. It’s about winning matches from now on.

Some players will be leaving this summer, some might even be leaving because Vinny is back, but you would be amazed at what a manager can do for a club.

It is in any case my experience of the League of Ireland. You don’t always have the same processes or infrastructure as in England.

Clubs in Ireland can be more flexible and managers can transition quickly and micromanage.

Vinny – my old teammate – is more than capable of turning the tide, but it will be chaos if the owners pull the plug out.

Shamrock Rovers must move upmarket in Europe

What brilliant spark within UEFA came with the desperate name “Europa Conference League”?

The new club competition will feel in every way the poor relation of the Champions League and the Europa League.

The only “conference” I know of was the former fifth tier of English football and that’s how it feels.

Shamrock Rovers will join the three other Irish League clubs in the Europa Conference League if they lose their Champions League opener against Slovan Bratislava.



Stephen Bradley, director of the Shamrock Rovers

No doubt it’s a tough draw, but I would like to think that we have moved beyond just crossing our fingers to get a gimpy team from Lithuania just to qualify.

I really hope we are past this stage. We have to embrace Europe for what it is and that is playing against the best players and the best teams.

The Rovers performed well against AC Milan last year and the gap to Slovan Bratislava is not huge. It is a winnable game and it is reality.

Take a look back at all the success stories Irish clubs have in Europe and their foundations have been built on teams beating opponents like these.

With Shels in 2004, our success didn’t just come from the wing. We went to Europe prepared after learning from our disappointing experiences.

The European progression has been the holy grail for us and for Irish football and Dundalk – under Stephen Kenny – has adopted the same attitude.

I hope the Rovers embrace it and do the same as their recent results and performances in Europe are encouraging.

It is important that they do not use the Europa Conference League – which I support, but not the name! – as a fallback solution.

I want to see them have a good crack with the Slovan and show a real desire to progress in Europe because ultimately, that’s what it is in Ireland.

Playing for pride is just bootiful

I can’t wait to hobble around Tolka Park this Saturday in support of Dublin Pride.

Every year a Shelbourne XI takes on the Dublin Devils in a charity match and it’s a great opportunity.

But after my knee surgery, I doubt I’ll get Ian Morris’ attention for a summer move to Shels. Rather, I’ll be the one limping on the pitch.

I also hurry to try all my old contacts and sponsors for boots. I’ve never paid for a pair in my life and, well, old habits die hard;)

Summer vacation – what is it for?

Can someone tell me what the summer vacation was for?

If you ask me, it’s only for guys who want to go to Torremolinos pissing – and they haven’t even been able to do that this year.

If that’s the reason we still have it, then get rid of it. Those days are over.



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Euro referees on the ball

Hats off to the referees at the Euro. They let the games go and there is no ceremony on VAR.

We don’t have VAR in the Irish League and it’s in the best interests of the game.

I haven’t seen any UEFA announcements before the Euro, but it seems there is a concerted effort to let the players play and for the officials to use common sense.

How refreshing.

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Tom Hunt MP: Why I opposed the bid for Ipswich city status https://thebiblepost.com/tom-hunt-mp-why-i-opposed-the-bid-for-ipswich-city-status/ Fri, 18 Jun 2021 06:30:00 +0000 https://thebiblepost.com/tom-hunt-mp-why-i-opposed-the-bid-for-ipswich-city-status/ For the upcoming Jubilee, marking Her Majesty’s 70th birthday on the throne, it has been announced that cities across the country will be able to bid for city status. We would be competing with cities across the country and only one would get city status. There has been some debate, particularly in this paper, as […]]]>

For the upcoming Jubilee, marking Her Majesty’s 70th birthday on the throne, it has been announced that cities across the country will be able to bid for city status. We would be competing with cities across the country and only one would get city status.

There has been some debate, particularly in this paper, as to whether city status is something Ipswich should bid on and I have withheld my views until I can further probe what some of my constituents think about it.


There has been some debate as to whether Ipswich should remain as a town or attempt to become a town
– Credit: Paul Geater

There may well be real benefits to making Ipswich a city, and I support those arguments.

However, as I speak with voters, I realize that this is an issue that also relates to issues of local identity and our character as a city. These things are of real importance to people and should not be dismissed.

If an offer is to be successful, it must have the clear and resounding support of the people of Ipswich.


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There are cities across the country where there is already a base of enthusiastic public support – a number of which have campaigned for city status for many years – and these are the places we would stand against.

Last week, to gauge the opinion of voters, I conducted a poll, which I promoted on social media and in which thousands of people participated.

Around the same time, the Ipswich Star also did their own poll which probably had a higher turnout than mine.

In my poll, 66% rejected the candidacy for city status and in the Ipswich Star poll, 70% rejected it.

Of course, these aren’t exactly science polls – but for now, that’s all we need to do.

That in itself is part of the problem. The fact that it was rarely raised at the door or in correspondence with me means that it is very difficult for me to say with any degree of certainty that city status is what my constituents want.

And this is where I take issue with some of the points made by Paul Geater in his recent article which asks readers to “ignore the whining” – that is, the majority of Ipswich residents, however. that we can say now.

First, it qualifies those opposed to the candidacy as a “minority of complainers” but has no evidence of any majority for city status. It would be a very different situation if he did.

Bearing in mind that this is a significant change from the status quo, I believe the onus falls on those who want to change the status quo to provide evidence of significant community support to all. levels.

In my opinion, it also fires people who are actually happy with this status quo.

He claims that there is an argument that ‘Ipswich is a dumping ground’ that does not ‘deserve’ to be a town and that ‘there are far too many people who like to bring Ipswich down to just any land. opportunity “.

I think this is a gross distortion of the views across the city. Frankly, I think it’s insulting even to his own readers who responded in good faith to his poll.

So many people who have written and spoken to me want Ipswich to remain a city precisely because they are so proud of their heritage. Because they are passionate about Ipswich and what we do, and don’t see why this should change at all.

Paul also claims that the candidacy will not be a waste of time and money because Ipswich council has said it will not spend anything on it and “there are council officials filling out forms all the time. government “.

But I think he greatly underestimates the time an officer would spend on an offer like this. Also, if we weren’t really going to go out and campaign for the auction properly, what would be the point of even doing it?

People are also wrong to claim that as a city we have fewer opportunities to attract money and investment. This year Ipswich has hardly been overlooked – the Government’s Towns Fund, for which we secured the maximum offer of £ 25million, was specifically open to cities demonstrating that government is focusing on big cities.

It may have been the case in the past that cities were forgotten, but not anymore.

Ultimately, as an elected official, I have a responsibility to listen to all constituents – not just those who are heard the most in the local media and in the borough council.

For something as big as a change in status from England’s oldest Anglo-Saxon city to a new city, you need to have a strong consensus behind it.

There are plenty of other places across the country where this is the case, but it is not here. There is also a certain form of arrogance in forcing this change regardless of the level of public support just because you think it’s a good idea.

I really think we have to push back on this idea that the people who are happy that Ipswich remains a town are kind of unambitious for where they live.

There are incredible levels of passion for Ipswich and a real sense of place and community here. Ipswich is a great place to live and I am incredibly proud to represent it in Parliament.

We don’t have to be a city to achieve what we want to accomplish, and just because we’re not a city doesn’t mean we’re less of a place than our neighbors.

Of course, I would say that we are a much better place with our own history and our own identity.

Having said that, I want to make it clear that I am in no way fiercely against the idea of ​​us becoming a city. I just want to make sure the clear voice of the majority is heard.

I can see the case for those who want to become a city and I am sympathetic to it. If there was a clear sense that this is what my constituents wanted, I would be more than happy to support it.

If a comprehensive science poll was carried out across the city and he was in favor of the city’s candidacy, then of course I would support him.

But right now the Labor Council is proposing a major change in the status and identity of the area without even bothering to engage in even basic consultation with the residents of Ipswich.

I think the key dividing line here between me and the borough council is not to be pro-city or pro-city.

Rather, it’s between those who believe we should have proper consultation on this and those who want to rush into something as important as this without consulting the people of Ipswich, who own the town.

I strongly believe that the Borough Council should conduct this survey before taking any action on behalf of Ipswich.

I just don’t see the point in rushing to try and change the status and identity of our city without having a strong showing of enthusiasm for the proposal among the people who grew up and live here.

In the future, that could change. We may well see a time when the whole community is united behind the idea that Ipswich should be a city. But it doesn’t seem like that time is now.

For now, I think we need to continue to focus our attention on improving our city – making it safer, tidying up roads and public services, and attracting new investment to boost our local economy and create more ‘jobs.

What goes to the heart of this question is that there seems to be a select group of people who think their voices should be heard above others just because they are screaming the loudest and want to rush in. something so important without any consultation.

If there is a comprehensive scientific survey from the Borough Council that shows broad support for a candidate, then I will gladly listen and support myself to make the wishes of my constituents come true.

It is not for me to be for or against that we become a city, but rather to ensure that my constituents are firmly in the driver’s seat.

Ultimately, it is the people of Ipswich who own the city and they should be the ones who have the final say over its character, status and identity.

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Analysis: is MotoGP over-regulated? https://thebiblepost.com/analysis-is-motogp-over-regulated/ Thu, 17 Jun 2021 17:27:32 +0000 https://thebiblepost.com/analysis-is-motogp-over-regulated/ The biggest talking point at this weekend’s German Grand Prix was how race management handled the drama of Fabio Quartararo’s costume, when the Yamaha rider’s leathers opened late in the Grand Prix de Catalunya and he ultimately earned a penalty of three seconds after the race. MORE: Why Quartararo’s penalty in Catalunya suit highlights a […]]]>

The biggest talking point at this weekend’s German Grand Prix was how race management handled the drama of Fabio Quartararo’s costume, when the Yamaha rider’s leathers opened late in the Grand Prix de Catalunya and he ultimately earned a penalty of three seconds after the race.

MORE: Why Quartararo’s penalty in Catalunya suit highlights a larger problem in MotoGP

Quartararo was breaking the rules, but the punishment for such a breach was ill-defined. For the sake of rider safety, many – including Quartararo – believe he should have immediately been awarded the black flag and disqualified. Others criticized the three-second penalty – because a penalty for something that ultimately wasn’t his fault didn’t seem appropriate, and it didn’t make sense to slap him hours after the checkered flag.

When Autosport asked him Thursday in Germany if he thought Quartararo should have been black flagged – having previously criticized him for throwing his breastplate in Barcelona – world champion Joan Mir said he would have wanted a black flag if he had been in this situation.

This discussion continued at Thursday’s pre-event press conference in Germany, where KTM’s Miguel Oliveira – who won in Barcelona – said the decision to throw a black flag was not as clear as it had been hinted at.

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport images

“I mean, when the going is in the heat of the moment I think even for the race management it was a tough decision because you don’t really know what happened. he opened the leathers or if the leather opened on its own, “he said. mentionned.

“So, at that point, report a black runner for material [malfunctioning] and not from a mistake on his part, I think it’s a bit questionable.

“But it’s the Race Direction, I’m not going to comment on their decision. It’s like that.”

The Barcelona incident has only served to put MotoGP race management under further scrutiny, following a series of questionable decisions over the past year.

Riders expressed dismay at the MotoGP yellow flag rule introduced in 2020, according to which anyone passing through a yellow flag area loses that lap time, whether or not there is a danger. Runway limits have been the subject of criticism, even more recently after the introduction of pressure sensors on runoff areas to control the runway limits, removing what Mir described as “human touch” from those decisions. .

Maverick Vinales, Yamaha Factory Racing

Maverick Vinales, Yamaha Factory Racing

Photo by: Yamaha MotoGP

Maverick Vinales fell victim to this system twice in Portugal, losing qualifying laps for overstepping the limits of the track – only for images to later reveal that it was a small rear tire that triggered the sensor, this which makes it difficult to understand what he would have won.

The Yamaha Quartararo teammate believes the track limitation rules are now excessive, with the world championship leader saying their harshness makes the race “a little too serious”.

He cited penalties imposed on Mir and Oliveira at Mugello, when the pair touched the green painted area next to the curbs on the last lap – a transgression across all classes that requires a rider to give up a position. As both riders did at the same time, they retained their initial positions of second and third. Race management estimated that anyone exiting the track at Mugello Turn 5, like the two, gained 0.5 seconds.

Quartararo also had an issue with the three-second penalty handed to him at Barcelona for going through the chicane at Turns 1 and 2 when he made a mistake.

The Race Direction stated that any rider who does this must lose a second on the lap or face a long penalty on the lap. Quartararo lost seven tenths in that lap, earning him the penalty – although he argued that it was impossible for him to really judge how much time he could waste on the bike.

Jack Miller, Ducati Team, Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Jack Miller, Ducati Team, Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport images

“Yes, not only talking about what happened in Barcelona but what happened at Mugello with Joan and Miguel, for me that kind of penalty is strange,” Quartararo said when asked by Autosport if confidence in the race direction was at its lowest. “You go out two or three centimeters on the green and you lose a position – you don’t buy time [doing that]. For me it’s a bit too much, also what happened in Barcelona when I went straight [at Turn 1]. I was seven tenths slower and they say if you go [another] three tenths slower, you have no penalty. I mean, how can you calculate?

This response led to tensions between Quartararo and Jack Miller – who was following Quartararo when he made that mistake and won third place – which erupted on Thursday, Miller noting that the track limit rules are there for safety. and have been advocated in security. Commission (something which oddly enough is not followed by all runners, Quartararo apparently one of them).

“I think no one ever likes the referee in a football game, but the referee is necessary,” Miller said in response to a question from Autosport’s race direction. “I think the race direction is necessary. This rule you’re talking about the second, it’s been three years.

Quartararo replied, “Yes, but the rule is stupid,” while Miller replied, “Yes, but what if it was grass or gravel in the middle of the chicane?

“I’m going into the grass,” Quartararo added.

“That’s right, so you’re wasting more than a second,” Miller continued. “So that green outside, if it was grass like it used to be, you wouldn’t go all the way to the curb. So that brings the wall closer.

Jack Miller, Ducati team

Jack Miller, Ducati team

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport images

“If you come to the safety committee you will understand what we are discussing and that is why in the safety committee we insist on this rule because in the end, if you keep going faster and faster, more in addition, the tracks become more dangerous.

“The same with the chicane, before when it was gravel, nobody passes. When the asphalt came up, people would pass three, four times in a race, not use that side of the tire six times on each side on the tire, and they got an advantage at the end of the race.

“So the rules are the rules. Nobody likes the ref, they can do a lot of better things like we can all do, but someone has to be the bad guy. It’s that simple.”

Johann Zarco of Pramac presented a balanced argument on the issue of race direction, noting that the decision-making process for track limits is incredibly time sensitive given MotoGP’s 45-minute race time. However, he agrees that the current system is fallible.

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing, Johann Zarco, Pramac Racing

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing, Johann Zarco, Pramac Racing

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport images

Miller’s safety update also highlights the eternal struggle: MotoGP must craft regulations that match progress in safety. Runway limits weren’t much of an issue in the past because the curbs were edged with astro turf and the tarmac runoff areas were all gravel.

But astro turf was found to be too dangerous due to the way it absorbed water, with the material being removed from racing tracks after Aragon 2014, when Valentino Rossi crashed and was briefly concussed when he ran over the material. And the runoff areas had to expand to accommodate the increased speed.

All of this can easily be seen as the normal process of predictable disagreement between riders and lawmakers, but the concerns raised are legitimate, especially when the lower categories are taken into account.

In the Moto3 Barcelona race, a number of riders from the large leading group deliberately retreated to critical points not to be drowned again in the wake of the main straight. Behavior in Moto3 races has been a hot topic for some time, especially when it comes to qualifying tactics – although race management has taken steps to stop this by introducing tougher penalties.

But the question of how the riders perform the final laps in the big groups and the safety concerns there have been brought to the fore by the tragic death of Jason Dupasquier at Mugello.

Jeremy Alcoba, Team Gresini Moto3

Jeremy Alcoba, Team Gresini Moto3

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport images

Quartararo feels that the antics in Moto3 have become “silly” and has aimed at the fact that the race management apparently neglected this while going to extremes on the limits of the track.

“Just to add one thing: we are talking about MotoGP, but looking at the last few laps of Moto3 I think there is more to be said with safety in Moto3 than in MotoGP because it’s totally stupid to see everyone cut [the throttle] in the last two rounds with what happened last week, ”Quartararo said.

“We talk about details, OK the rules of a second are the rule, but for me to save time or not it’s OK. But we lost a guy three weeks ago so they need to focus a bit more on the smaller categories. “

Quartararo’s argument is relevant, but it is not new either. Rossi has long felt that part of the aggressiveness in MotoGP these days can be attributed to the fact that Moto3 racing is wild and that sets a precedent for young riders. He too had similar views to Quartararo about what happened in Moto3 in Barcelona.

Much of the current contempt for Race Direction – and the College of Stewards in particular, which inflicts penalties – stems from a knee-jerk reaction to the Rossi / Marc Marquez fallout at Sepang in 2015.

Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT

Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport images

Rossi was not penalized for an incident that led Marquez to exit the Sepang race, with the Yamaha rider finishing third and keeping his title hopes for the final round. The move was criticized at the time, and the backlash when Rossi was hit with a start from the back of the grid for the Valencia final was huge for Italian fans – the paranoid sabotage and conspiracy talk began. by Rossi only accentuated it. .

The College of Sporting Stewards was set up in 2016 to separate the tasks of the Race Direction of managing the races from the need to also judge penalties.

One item that cannot help is the fact that the jury is headed by two-time 500cc world champion Freddie Spencer. The American is an experienced rider, but has no recent MotoGP experience. It is not unreasonable to think that someone who has ridden modern MotoGP machines would have a much better understanding of incidents.

Miller is right: race direction is needed and someone has to be there to enforce the rules.

But it is clear that the system needs to be carefully analyzed and changes implemented to restore some of the confidence in race management that seems to have disappeared on part of the grid.

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