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Monday 23rd October 2017

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on October 23, 2017 by bishshat

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Sunday 22nd October 2017

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on October 22, 2017 by bishshat

Spurs 4 Liverpool 1

Spurs fans in a record Premier League crowd of 80,827 were treated to a magnificent performance against Liverpool. As expected, the team moved on quickly from the magnitude of the display and 1-1 draw against Real Madrid on Tuesday night and flew out of the traps, the foundations of this win laid in that dominant first 20 minutes.

Harry Kane opened the scoring on four minutes and then provided Heung-Min Son with the chance to fire home the second on 12 minutes, a classic counter-attack that started with Hugo Lloris’ throw and finished with the ball in the net four touches later. The South Korean clattered the woodwork four minutes after that.

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Liverpool, always a threat going forward, pulled a goal back on 23 minutes through Mohamed Salah but it was brief respite for the Reds in that first half as we came firing back, Son and Kane twice goimg close. The third goal arrived with perfect timing just seconds before half-time. Christian Eriksen floated in a free-kick, Joel Matip headed out to Dele Alli who volleyed home from 16 yards.

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The match was put out of Liverpool’s reach with the fourth goal 10 minutes into the second half, Kane there again to pounce for Spurs goal number 112 after Jan Vertonghen’s effort was cleared off the line.

It was just left to Lloris to make his mark with three late saves – the first, from Philippe Coutinho, another for the Frenchman’s highlight reel.

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Giants 7 Seahawks 24

The Seahawks dominated just about every facet of their win over the New York Giants, but it was only in the second half that the score caught up. Seattle pulled away for a 24-7 final, but it wasn’t without bumps along the road.

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They entered halftime down three despite outgaining New York by nearly 200 yards, and for a moment there, it looked like Jimmy Graham may never catch another pass. But Russell Wilson finished with one of his best stat lines as a Seahawk — 27-39, 334 yards, three TDs — even despite missing a couple deep balls, and the defense was as dominant it has been this season. Seattle overcame 15 penalties for 110 yards and improved to 4-2.

No matter the game, these Seahawks always manage keep it interesting.

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Saturday 21st October 2017

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on October 21, 2017 by bishshat

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Above are the finds from this past month and below are finds from previous harvests.

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Friday 20th October 2017

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on October 20, 2017 by bishshat

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Henry Barrett, in 1872, invented this particular type of screw stopper – and they were subsequently used then for well over 100 years until the 1970s. Henry actually patented the design in the early 1880s, and he was also the person who designed the internal screw thread for the interior of the bottle neck.
The stoppers themselves are made from hard, non-elastic, India rubber, also known as vulcanite. The process of “vulcanisation” involved heating rubber to 115 degrees Celsius with sulphur and also linseed oil – thereby converting it into a more durable material. The stoppers are also sometimes described as being made from ebonite, which in fact was the brand name for the vulcanised rubber patented by Charles Goodyear in 1846.

During the war, with rubber in short supply, it is possible that an inferior material was used for a while. Also, the scooped out stopper means that less material was used. The stoppers made in this fashion during the war, were stamped with “war grade”.

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Thursday 19th October 2017

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on October 19, 2017 by bishshat

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Tuesday 17th October 2017

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on October 17, 2017 by bishshat

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Madrid 1 Spurs 1

Tottenham are top of Champions League Group H after Raphael Varane’s own goal earned them an impressive 1-1 draw at holders Real Madrid.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have taken a significant stride towards reaching the last 16 for the first time in six seasons thanks to a spirited display in which Spurs had to survive sustained spells of pressure but were only breached by Cristiano Ronaldo’s 43rd-minute equaliser from the penalty spot.

Hugo Lloris made a stunning save from Karim Benzema early in the second half before Harry Kane had a glorious chance to win it but he was denied by an equally remarkable stop from Keylor Navas. The two sides reconvene at Wembley in a fortnight’s time with Spurs holding a slender advantage due to scoring here – effectively an away goal in their head-to-head meetings, separating the two sides otherwise deadlocked on points and goal difference.
Dele Alli’s suspension forced Pochettino into a reshuffle but he still sprang a surprise in his starting line-up.

Within five minutes, the home side could have been ahead. Marcelo looped a ball to the back post which Jan Vertonghen allowed to drop. Achraf Hakimi collected and crossed for Ronaldo, who rose above Alderweireld to plant a header against Lloris’ left-hand upright. arim Benzema wasted the rebound, driving wide from inside the box, but the warning shots had been fired.

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Ronaldo drilled an effort just wide from the edge of the box as Real turned up the pressure but just as it appeared Spurs would wilt, they suddenly began to cause problems. ane forced Navas into a smart save as he met Eriksen’s 19th-minute corner with a firm header before the striker left Marcelo and Sergio Ramos for dead with sublime trickery and crossed dangerously for Llorente.

Spurs had begun to establish themselves, however, and they built on that momentum to take the lead midway through the half. Serge Aurier crossed from the right and Varane, under pressure from kane, turned the ball into his own net.
The 3,917 travelling fans erupted in unbridled joy. Real responded with intent – with Benzema guilty of another bad miss – but forced their way level just before the interval.

Aurier gave the ball away cheaply and then compounded the error by making a rash tackle on Toni Kroos in the box. Contact was minimal but sufficient for Marciniak to award a spot-kick. onaldo duly despatched the opportunity – his 110th Champions League goal from 143 appearances – and Real went into the interval with their tails up.

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They should have gone in front nine minutes after the restart. Casemiro crossed from the right and found Benzema, unmarked, three yards out. Lloris did brilliantly to spread himself and keep the header out but Benzema simply had to score.

Lloris had to be alert again a few minutes later to turn another fierce Ronaldo effort over the bar. It briefly threatened to turn into a personal duel as Ronaldo rode beat three Spurs players before unleashing another strike, this time left-footed from long range, which Lloris beat away after flinging to his left.

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Yet Lloris would not have a monopoly on outstanding goalkeeping here. On an increasingly rare foray forward, Eriksen fed Llorente who in turn released Kane with a ball threaded through the heart of Real’s defence.

Kane opened his body up and sent it on its way into the far corner but Navas somehow got his fingertips to it to send the ball behind for a corner. Out of nowhere, Spurs were a threat again. Eriksen found space and tried to beat Navas at his near post but was denied. Pochettino replaced Llorente with Danny Rose – his first Spurs appearance since January 31 – for the final 10 minutes before introducing Heung-Min Son for Sissoko but both sides had to settle for a point. Spurs were unequivocally the happier.

Monday 16th October 2017

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on October 16, 2017 by bishshat

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The sky above Britain turned yellow today after a red sun was created by fatal Hurricane Ophelia. The gales pulled Saharan dust north to the UK to create a blanket of orange cloud, with the deadly storms also bringing powerful 80mph winds

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