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GAA Discussion / Re: UTV & BBC & RTE & TV3
« on: April 16, 2021, 04:01:40 PM »
DAB?

Possibly. The BBC do that over in some parts of England on soccer matchdays to provide coverage for various teams e.g. one team covered on FM, another on DAB, and sometimes another on MW if available. I don't recall Radio Ulster having ever done this in the past though, most GAA & rugby live commentaries have been MW & online only.

One problem for DAB-only commentary is that Radio Ulster & Radio Foyle's DAB coverage in the north is less than 90% of the population - there's also coverage via Freeview & satellite, but of course these aren't portable.

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GAA Discussion / Re: UTV & BBC & RTE & TV3
« on: April 15, 2021, 03:49:23 PM »
BBC Radio Ulster (and Radio Foyle) are shutting down their Medium Wave transmitters within the next few weeks...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/articles/2021/next-phase-of-changes-to-some-local-bbc-radio-medium-wave-services

...considering that their GAA coverage has been limited to Medium Wave for many years now, it'll be interesting how they handle its coverage in the future - I dread to think that it might be online only.  :-\

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https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2021/0413/1209758-northern-ireland-women-secure-first-ever-finals-place/
Qualified for the Women's Euro 2022 finals with a 4-1 aggregate play off win against Ukraine, fair play to them.

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Had the AZ brand vaccination a few weeks back, had some weird dose-of-the-cold like symptoms for a few hours the following day but nothing else other than that. Due to get the second one next month.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 12, 2021, 09:10:46 PM »
Certain elements of life can demand certain requirements, provided they're not discriminatory against an already defined sect or race in law.
If you decline to take any COVID-19 vaccine without an exceptional reason, then it's very much a choice of conscience. The only way to otherwise possibly meet a discriminatory group here would be to claim that vaccinations are against your religious practice, I guess.

To add what J70 has mentioned, in some parts of the world (usually developed) vaccination against certain diseases is deemed mandatory in some scenarios, notably for children entering school or nurseries. In Australia, if your children are not vaccinated you cannot obtain family allowance payments. Not to mention that some countries will not allow admittance unless you show proof of vaccination e.g. Yellow fever in a good bit of sub-Saharan Africa, polio in Pakistan etc.

As I mentioned a few days ago in another thread, the European Court of Human Rights recently deemed that country laws requiring compulsory vaccination don't break the ECHR.

Some jobs can require you to show proof of vaccination against certain diseases as a prerequisite for employment - two members of my family have worked in such jobs.

In saying this, I can understand the reasoning of some of the objections behind a "Covid Passport" at least for domestic purposes. Ultimately, there is a balance to be struck between individual rights and public health policy, and how to go about this is above my pay grade - except to say that it would be likely impossible to implement until everyone over 18 years old can be offered vaccination.

Two Wikipedia pages on this matter would appear to be useful here...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccination_policy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccination_requirements_for_international_travel

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General discussion / Re: Digital Re-tune
« on: April 08, 2021, 07:56:17 PM »
Sounds like a problem with your reception set up, maybe a strong wind has either damaged your aerial or knocked it out of direction?

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ECHR rules obligatory vaccination may be necessary

The ruling is the first time the European Court of Human Rights has weighed in on the issue of compulsory vaccinations. The ruling could play a role in efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic.


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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg ruled Thursday that compulsory vaccinations would not contravene human rights law and may be necessary in democratic societies.

The ruling came following conclusion of a complaint brought to the court by Czech families regarding compulsory jabs for children.

"The measures could be regarded as being 'necessary in a democratic society,'" the court judgment read.

Although the ruling did not deal directly with COVID-19 vaccines, experts believe it could have implications for the vaccination drive against the virus, especially for those who have so far stated a refusal to accept the jab.

This judgment "reinforces the possibility of a compulsory vaccination under conditions of the current COVID-19 epidemic," Nicolas Hervieu, a legal expert specializing in the ECHR, told AFP news agency.

https://www.dw.com/en/echr-rules-obligatory-vaccination-may-be-necessary/a-57128443

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: April 02, 2021, 09:41:28 PM »


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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: March 27, 2021, 08:09:22 PM »
Underage gradings for 2021


Grade/
Group
Under 17
Under 15
Under 13
1AArdboe
Cookstown
Donaghmore (A)
Dungannon
Eglish
Kildress

Ardboe
Cookstown (A)
Donaghmore (A)
Eglish
Kildress
Moortown

Ardboe
Coalisland
Cookstown
Donaghmore (A)
Dungannon
Eglish

1BCappagh
Carrickmore
Dromore
Fintona
Loughmacrory
Omagh

Cappagh
Carrickmore
Dromore
Fintona
Loughmacrory
Trillick

Cappagh
Carrickmore
Dromore
Errigal Ciaran (A)
Omagh
Trillick

2AClonoe
Coalisland
Edendork
Errigal Ciaran
Galbally
Killeeshil

Clonoe
Coalisland
Dungannon
Errigal Ciaran
Galbally
Moy

Beragh
Clonoe
Edendork
Galbally
Kildress
Killeeshil

2BBadoney
Beragh
Drumragh
Naomh Eoghan/Urney
Strabane
Trillick

Badoney
Beragh
Drumragh
Omagh
Pomeroy
Strabane

Badoney
Drumragh
Fintona
Loughmacrory
Pomeroy
Strabane

3ADerrylaughan
Donaghmore (B)
Moortown
Moy
Rock
Stewartstown

Brackaville
Cookstown (B)
Derrylaughan
Edendork
Killeeshil
Rock

Derrylaughan
Donaghmore (B)
Moortown
Moy
Rock
Stewartstown

3BAghaloo
Aghyaran
Drumquin
Greencastle
Pomeroy
T***yreagh

Castlederg
Drumquin
Eskra
Greencastle
Owen Roes/Clann na nGael
T***yreagh

Aghaloo
Drumquin
Errigal Ciaran (B)
Greencastle
Owen Roes
T***yreagh

4AAugher
Brackaville
Derrytresk
Noamh Brid

Aghaloo
Derrytresk
Donaghmore (B)
Naomh Brid
Stewartstown

Augher
Brackaville
Clogher
Derrytresk
Naomh Brid

4BCastlederg
Clogher
Eskra
Owen Roes/Clann na nGael

Aghyaran
Augher
Clogher
Naomh Eoghan
Urney

Aghyaran
Castlederg
Clann na nGael
Eskra
Naomh Eoghan
Urney


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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: March 25, 2021, 06:01:46 PM »
Former teacher who argued Alabama’s no sex with students law was unconstitutional pleads guilty

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A former Decatur teacher whose lawyers argued Alabama’s teacher-student sex law was unconstitutional has pleaded guilty to engaging in a sex act with a student.

Carrie Cabri Witt, 47, entered a blind plea to one count in Decatur Monday afternoon, WAFF reported. She will be sentenced in July.

Witt taught history, psychology and social studies at Decatur High School when she was arrested in March 2016. Police said she had sex with two teenagers when they were her students at Decatur High. Witt also coached girls’ golf and junior varsity cheer.

https://www.al.com/news/huntsville/2021/03/former-teacher-who-argued-alabamas-no-sex-with-students-law-was-unconstitutional-pleads-guilty.html

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General discussion / Who's worse than thrush?
« on: March 17, 2021, 06:17:12 PM »
By popular demand; I'll keep the poll open for three days.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Championship 2020
« on: November 24, 2020, 06:46:35 PM »

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Not a question of venue but still a technical one nonetheless, will the jerseys be regarded as a colour clash?

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General discussion / Re: Nolan Show
« on: November 23, 2020, 07:24:33 PM »
The Holyland being >90% Taig is hardly surprising, it was a Catholic culchie ghetto two decades ago and I doubt it is much different today.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Championship 2020
« on: November 23, 2020, 07:19:50 PM »
Those odds are nuts. What price are Cavan to win?

20/1 w/ Paddy Power

Congrats BTW to the Breffni men.

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