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GAA Discussion / Re: TG4 - Club Championships Coverage
« on: September 27, 2020, 07:29:32 PM »
Corofin just didn't have it today. They were actually well beaten in the end even though you always think they will come back from any situation. You couldn't say it was coming either as they were hammering everyone this year up to today. Even in the first half they looked comfortable enough without pulling up any trees.

Makes for a novel final anyway. Mountbellew haven't won it since 86 and Moycullen have never won it.

Ok, I've put the draft back one week to Thursday the 20th at 9pm. If this doesn't suit anyone please let me know and we can try to work around it. I will randomize the draft order in advance.

I'll stick it in the diary.

Any time after this week is grand for me but just snowed under until next weekend at least.

Any objections to 9pm this Thursday for the 'A' draft?

Jaysus that's a bit early. Usually it's the end of the month is it not? I haven't done a tap yet.
Not really, Thursday will be exactly 4 weeks until the season begins and I've already drafted in another league i'm in. Opt out date has passed, so I think we should be good. Plus I have to do the B draft. There's a bit of organizing and i'd rather draft if people are free to this week, rather than wait until the week before only for it not to suit people etc.

I can randomize the draft order today if people want to do research beforehand.

I have literally zero prep done this year and am busy with work this week. Doesn't suit me anyway but I'll go with the majority.

Any objections to 9pm this Thursday for the 'A' draft?

Jaysus that's a bit early. Usually it's the end of the month is it not? I haven't done a tap yet.

I'm up for it again anyway. If we have an NFL season that is.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 28, 2020, 12:54:33 PM »
Galway city fairly dead for the races. Dunno how many businesses will survive this. Was like walking around Portrush in the middle of December.

First time in years I won't be in Galway for at least a day or two during race week but I had heard reports that the hotels are all booked out so I thought it would still be busy enough if not quite the usual manic busyness of race week.

Not TG4 but RTE are televising Glen Rovers v St Finbarr's in the Cork SHC on August 1.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 07, 2020, 10:41:44 PM »
I see the tracing app is now live. I downloaded it this morning.

How does it work? Say I go to the shop and someone in the shop has it will I get a notification?

The app uses the phone to send out Bluetooth signals, which are acknowledged by other phones (which have the app) and stored for two weeks. If you test positive for Covid-19, you can then kick off a contact tracing process. As part of that process, the contact tracing person you’re dealing with will ask whether you’ll allow your phone’s signal bank to alert others you’ve been in close proximity to. If you agree, you get a code, you enter it and then other phones with the app, which have been in close proximity to you over the last 14 days, will get an alert to say they were in close contact with someone who now has Covid-19.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 06, 2020, 11:12:30 PM »
The COVID contact tracing app is now available on both Apple and Android.

Just search COVID Tracker Ireland.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2020/21 All Ireland Football Championship
« on: June 28, 2020, 02:44:45 PM »
"So I don't understand how I can safely be in a confined space with 30-plus people on a football field and be socially distant. Until that changes I won't be coming back."

Every right to make his own decision but would you describe being outdoors on a GAA field as a confined area? Seems a bit of a stretch to me. Probably far more likely picking up something going to your local supermarket but maybe he's avoiding them as well. But sure best of luck to him.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2020/21 All Ireland Football Championship
« on: June 26, 2020, 06:43:50 PM »
Handy draw for the Dubs. Not that they need the help.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: June 22, 2020, 01:35:14 PM »

There’s some good news for countries just beginning to reopen schools.

Their European counterparts — such as Denmark, Austria and Germany — that began sending children back to classrooms in April and early May, haven’t seen significant increases in new cases. And experts are cautiously optimistic that sending children back to school may be relatively safe.

But it’s early days yet. Incremental returns to school and robust infection control measures have been part of the game plan in those countries that have reopened classrooms successfully. With big questions around the virus still hanging in the air, some experts are issuing plenty of caveats.

The exemplar is Denmark, where the first children began returning in mid-April, when the country had just under 200 new cases a day. As of June 8, Denmark had just 14 daily new cases. And while the reproduction rate of the virus increased after the country began reopening, it has since dropped.

The head of experimental virology at Copenhagen University’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Allan Randrup Thomsen, was initially hesitant about the move. But now he notes that, since reopening, there “hasn’t been any effect that we can see.”

In fact, the statistical models predicted there would be more spreading than was actually observed, according to Søren Riis Paludan, professor in virology at Aarhus University. The puzzle is why that didn't happen.

“Opening the schools has really not been translated into any imprint in the transmission numbers,” he said.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: June 22, 2020, 01:31:58 PM »
The US have made a balls of dealing with COVOD-19 but so have Ireland and the UK.  Nearly sure the UK are worse-off statistically and Ireland are essentially the same as the US.

A significant difference is the virus is still running rampant in almost half the states in the US while community transmission has almost been extinguished in Ireland. At least for now.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: June 21, 2020, 12:21:23 AM »
Germany's R rate has surged to 1.79.

See yis for the 2023 championship.

To be fair in other articles they say when levels of the virus are so low, one outbreak like in this meat plant can cause the R rate to fluctuate greatly.

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