Archive for September, 2018

Saturday 29th September 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on September 29, 2018 by bishshat

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Huddersfield 0 Spurs 2

Harry Kane scored twice as Spurs moved up to fourth, but the Terriers stayed bottom of the Premier League and are still waiting for their first victory after seven games.

The hosts started brightly but went behind when Kane headed in Kieran Trippier’s right-wing cross.

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Spurs added a second when Danny Rose went down in the box after slight contact from Florent Hadergjonaj, with Kane sending Jonas Lossl the wrong way with the resulting penalty. While they were made to work, this game was so straightforward that Spurs were able to bring off Jan Vertonghen, who had a knock, and Mousa Dembele at half-time – perhaps with Wednesday’s home Champions League game against Barcelona in mind.

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Kane’s three-game goalless run – a drought by his standards – is definitely over as he followed up his strike against Brighton last weekend with another two here, taking his tally for Spurs to 145. He headed home Trippier’s cross for the opener after good work by Lucas Moura, who was tackled but got up quickly to pass the ball out to the right-back.

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Kane’s second was more controversial because Rose went down easily in the box after a tug on the shirt from substitute Hadergjonaj. The home fans were furious but the England striker did not care as he slotted home.

Spurs’ front three were lively – with Moura and Son Heung-min forcing saves from Lossl and linking up well together. But in reality, there was barely any need to even play the second half because the game was done by the 34th minute.

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Friday 28th September 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on September 28, 2018 by bishshat

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Thursday 27th September 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on September 27, 2018 by bishshat

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Wednesday 26th September 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on September 26, 2018 by bishshat

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The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year-round national site of remembrance at Alrewas, near Lichfield, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. It is a spiritually uplifting place which honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in the UK’s Armed Forces and civilian community.

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In 2017, after undergoing a large scale regeneration project, the Arboretum’s new award-winning Remembrance Centre was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Cambridge on 23 March.[2] Featuring three new exhibition galleries, larger restaurant and shop, separate coffee shop and a beautiful cloistered courtyard with garden, it provides visitors with facilities fitting that of a large scale visitor attraction.

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The idea for the Arboretum was conceived by Commander David Childs CBE in 1988, who wished to establish a national focus or ‘centre’ for Remembrance. Following a meeting with Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC, an appeal was launched in 1994 by the then Prime Minister, John Major. He believed that the Arboretum would form a living tribute to service men and women for future generations to reflect upon and enjoy.

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The future of the project became assured when three proposals were agreed. These were: for the site to be the location of the Armed Forces Memorial; for the Ministry of Defence to pay a significant grant-in-aid to allow for free entry and that The Royal British Legion would accept the gift of the site as the focus for the Nation’s year-round Remembrance.

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The project began with no money, no land, no staff and no trees. The National Lottery, in the form of the Millennium Commission, granted some forty per cent of the funds needed and this was matched by thousands of donations, both large and small, from a wide variety of organisations both military and civilian, men and women, corporate and voluntary.

Planting began on the reclaimed gravel workings, bordered by the Rivers Trent and Tame, gifted to the charity by Lafarge in 1997. The initial planting took place thanks to grants from the Forestry Commission and the National Forest, and since then has been shaped by a staff of thousands: a small paid group; a dedicated and active Friends of the National Memorial Arboretum organisation; and countless others who have either planted individual trees or helped create a memorial for their organisation.

The Arboretum was officially opened on 16 May 2001. It is a registered charity and is part of The Royal British Legion family of charities.

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Spurs 4 Watford 2 penalties.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino made eight changes to the side which beat Brighton on Saturday, with only Gazzaniga, Toby Alderweireld and Lucas Moura keeping their places, but the team still boasted 10 full internationals.

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The game was mostly a midfield battle in the first half, neither side really creating too much in front of goal. The closest we came was Lucas’ dangerous ball across the face of the six-yard box but there was no-one on hand to tap home.

At the other end, Gazzaniga saved easily from Success, Serge Aurier denied Ken Sema inside the area as he shaped to shoot and Marc Navarro tested Gazzaniga from distance on three separate occasions, but the goalkeeper was equal to each effort and it remained goalless at the break.

But while the first half was uneventful, the second period was just 36 seconds old when Kiko Femenia beat Davinson Sanchez to the ball midway inside our half and played in Success, who held off Aurier and blasted right-footed past Gazzaniga.

The goal brought the game to life and we certainly had more impetus to our attacking threats as we searched for the equaliser. Dele’s volley on the turn flew over, Moussa Sissoko had a shot from 15 yards blocked, with claims for handball waved away by referee Lee Mason, Aurier’s fine cross was headed over by substitute Fernando Llorente and Ben Wilmot cleared off the line from Heung-Min Son, also on as a sub.

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In between those latter two chances though, Sema had a chance to wrap up the tie for the visitors but completely missed his kick in front of goal and it was to prove costly as we levelled with nine minutes remaining. Dele broke into the area and was angling towards goal when he was upended by Christian Kabasele, referee Mason pointing straight to the spot and sending off the Watford substitute, who had only been on the pitch for four minutes. We had been reduced to 10 men moments earlier as Aurier limped off, with all three substitutes used. Dele duly stepped up and, although ex-Spur Heurelho Gomes went the right way, the England international’s penalty had enough on it to find the back of the net.

Within five minutes we were ahead. Watford had a free-kick inside our half which was cleared and we were immediately on the attack. Harry Winks fed the marauding Mousa Dembele down the right channel and he found Lamela, bursting from deep, who raced onto the ball and clipped it past Gomes.

That should have been game over, but Watford hit back in the 89th minute when Nathaniel Chalobah drifted in from the left and found substitute Capoue, whose low curling shot from just outside the area beat Gazzaniga.

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And so to penalties. Success stepped up first for Watford and scored, Son did likewise to level it up but we then took the advantage as Gazzaniga saved Capoue’s effort low down to his right. Lamela buried his penalty and we led 2-1 after two kicks each.

Next up for the visitors was Will Hughes who converted, as did Llorente with real authority, driving high into the roof of the net. And when Gazzaniga then denied Quina, it was left to the man of the moment to seal the victory – Dele once again beating Gomes to secure a 4-2 win on penalties.

Tuesday 25th September 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on September 25, 2018 by bishshat

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Monday September 24th 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on September 24, 2018 by bishshat

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To all the staff at Compton Verney

Thank you so much for our fantastic visit to see the excitng exhibitions and interesting and fun activites which you organised for the students. Everyone really enjoyed their experience which was organised and supported by your staff so well. The students felt relaxed and safe reinforced by friendly staff. I have had positive feedback from students and staff here at Welcombe Hills school. We look forward to our next visit!

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Sunday 23rd September 2018

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on September 23, 2018 by bishshat

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Seahawks 24 Cowboys 13

The Seahawks didn’t just earn their first victory of the 2018 season, they got back to the formula that has brought them so much success under head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider.

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In Sunday’s 24-13 win over the Dallas Cowboys, what was just as important as the fact that the Seahawks won is the manner in which they controlled the game. After two weeks of struggling to get the running game going, Chris Carson powered his way to 102 yards and a touchdown on 32 physical carries. Russell Wilson was efficient and the passing game came up with some big plays, including a 52-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Lockett and a 16-yard touchdown pass to Jaron Brown, all without turning the ball over.

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On defense, the Seahawks held the Cowboys in check, keeping Dak Prescott and company from even reaching the red zone until the middle of the third quarter, and Seattle had three takeaways, upping its season total to eight.

Add in another solid day on special teams, and this was just about an ideal afternoon at CenturyLink Field for the Seahawks.