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That looks like a great way to eat your greens (and reds too) so I’m going to dust off that unopened bottle of Pimms that’s been languishing in the cupboard for ages and see what the stuff actually tastes like.
Surely it must count as one of your ‘five a day’? . . . veggies, not cocktails.
Is there a tie-break in soccer/football?Interrupting the NOT a serious thread to bring the latest scores from the World Cup.
England 6, Panama 1
Japan 2, Senegal 2
Colombia 3, Poland 0
Congratulations to mis amigos Ingleses y Colombianos for your victories. Mis amigos from Japan and Senegal needed a victory to qualifiy for the Octavos de Finales or the round of 16 but they could not get it done today, but both are still in the running. Wishing mis amigos from Panama and Poland good luck on your next game.
And now we resume normal programming with NOT a serious thread, y no pares de caminar.
Sorry to break into this World Cup discussion but there seems to be a thing here in Belgium about giraffes.
I am sorry to be leaving without more time to investigate this intriguing phenomenon.
(Those red rollerskates are a trip, and would be just the thing on the flat parts of the Frances.)
Good question! They (FIFA) have a set of rules for their judges to pick the winner of each group in case of a tie .Is there a tie-break in soccer/football?
You are on the right track, the tie-breaker rules applies for the selection of the final sixteen teams.
So it’s an ee sound .... ?OK, getting serious here...
Since the original Greek is Πήγασος (Pégasos), the plural is Pégasoi.
But there was actually only one Pégasos (it's a proper name), so I may have been wrong to posit a herd of them, on steroids or not. Mea culpa.
Thank youYou are on the right track, the tie-breaker rules applies for the selection of the final sixteen teams.
This is what happens during the Round of Sixteen, Semi-Finals, and Finals (from the FIFA regulations document linked above):
"If, after 90 minutes, a match ends in a draw, extra time of two periods of 15 minutes each will be played. If the score is level after extra time, penalty kicks will be taken to determine the winner in accordance with the procedure described in the Laws of the Game."
Done talking World Cup for the day, now we return to our normal programming of NOT a serious thread.
Suits my (currently) horizontal brain ...I have no idea what sound Pégasoi make.
Or giraffes, either, come to think of it.
"Eeeeeeeeee" is as good a guess as any.
(I know, that may not have been what you were asking, exactly? But this is absolutely not a linear thread.)
Ok...just started looking for some patterns...no! no! haud the bus! It is much too warm to waste time knitting socks! go make yourself a Pimm's instead!
haud the bus! common in parts of Scotland: simply means wait!
Nooooo, nooooo! Don’t complicate matters! I root for France cos it’s my country (and I actually like the team,), I have to root for England cos it’s my husband’s country and I live there, I LOVE Spain so I support them too (I half live there and my grand-pa was Spanish) and now, I have a Columbian daughter-in-law I love so....I root for Columbia too.Ooooh I get goosebumps when I see Uruguay moving into the final round. A tiny little nation of 3 million people, every one of whom is a complete football fanatic! Go Uruguay!
Don't forget the Red Devils.Wow, as a fan Miss D is all over the map and that is good:
-- France is heading to the finals
-- England is heading to the finals
-- Spain is heading to the finals
-- Colombia could qualify in the final game this week
So, plenty of chances to celebrate victory!
@Sailor the heck sir...really no idea at all but i read & click like!Interrupting the NOT a serious thread to bring the latest scores from the World Cup.
Uruguay 3, Russia 0
Saudi Arabia 2, Egypt 1
Portugal 1, Iran 1
Spain 2, Morocco 2
This is what we have as of now for the OCTAVOS DE FINALES or Final 16.
-- Uruguay, Russia, Portugal, and Spain are moving to the final 16.
-- Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, and Morocco are going home.
Note on the four team going home, ALL of them had a good final game . . . it is inspirational to see players competing NOT for GLORY but for HONOR . . . each one of them is "The Man in the Arena."
Leaving you now with President Theodore Roosevelt's "The Man in the Arena": “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
indeed for me too...This is too much for me ....
So I'm off...going out for a nice long walk.
May everyone be happy, winners and losers both.
Good morning, domigee! So glad to see your contribution yesterday. And woke this morning wondering who might come up with a creation to match the horns of a dilemma that you are sitting on... four countries at least! Go to it, people, and stgcph, you do have time before you repack for the umpteenth time and head off on your camino!Nooooo, nooooo! Don’t complicate matters! I root for France cos it’s my country (and I actually like the team,), I have to root for England cos it’s my husband’s country and I live there, I LOVE Spain so I support them too (I half live there and my grand-pa was Spanish) and now, I have a Columbian daughter-in-law I love so....I root for Columbia too.
It’s too much for me
Oh and I like the Belgium too, also a small country, b ut not as small as Uruguay
I’ll get my coat!
Here we go again. Good morning? It is 12:31am where I rest.Good morning, domigee! So glad to see your contribution yesterday. And woke this morning wondering who might come up with a creation to match the horns of a dilemma that you are sitting on... four countries at least! Go to it, people, and stgcph, you do have time before you repack for the umpteenth time and head off on your camino!
And a good morning to you too, @kirkieGood morning, domigee! So glad to see your contribution yesterday. And woke this morning wondering who might come up with a creation to match the horns of a dilemma that you are sitting on... four countries at least! Go to it, people, and stgcph, you do have time before you repack for the umpteenth time and head off on your camino!
Hah! You rose to the bait! There is a photo on a blog by Ewald, title is Day three on our Camino Portuguese, of a very present Portuguese mama holding up a fish... I know, I did not mean to exclude you, very big sorry...
only except 'lapu lapu' i understood@yaying, Qatar will be the host of the next World Cup (in 2022). The games will be in your neighborhood and you will be the expert in your group, just check the simple rules for the final 16 and for the rest of the games (all discussed in my post #1813, linked below). Wow, I can see you in Doha, cooking lapu lapu fish while discussing the games with your friends.
Buena suerte, y no pares de caminar.
1) No.sweat & sour will do for the dish? Apparently quit different taste from my beloved country
LOL before i felt my shamefulness!!! thanks for correcting me!1) No.
Sorry @yaying, a small spelling error made a big change in the recipe. I hope you meant SWEET & sour.
Now this is a good time to mention a time that I messed up with Spanish. I was pretty much by myself at the end of a corridor in a big store here in the States when I was approached by a woman (though at a distance) who asked me a question several times because I kept replying "I don't understand." Finally I heard "Donde estan los banos?" (Where are the bathrooms?) Oh, she was speaking Spanish! Now I had to switch to a language that I hadn't really used in about 20 years. The bathrooms were at the far end of the corridor at the main entrance to the store so I pointed the way and told her "Casa afuera." She turned around and how she kept from laughing I don't know. I immediately realized my mistake and shouted out "Casi afuera, CASI afuera" to let her know that the banos we're at the end of the corridor, almost outside, not at an outhouse in the parking lot.
And what about those who prefer tennis, and count Rod Laver as number one of all time?...In the spirit in which the World Cup venue is decided, I shall give a pair of red socks to anyone on the forum who can influence the outcome of the World Cup in favour of Uruguay. Several pairs. Merino ones.
Oh, thank God! I thought you were going to say something had gone wrong!I interrupt all this talk about soccer with something completely different. It has nothing to do with elephants, red socks or anything, just a little story that I thought I would share, and which could be titled ‘What may Happen to You when You do Your Training Walks in a Capital Area’.
I have different training routes, one of them a 20/25 km. which is ‘pork chop shaped’ in the sense, that there is a 4 km. ‘shaft’ that I have to walk both going out and going back in order to avoid walking some heavily traficated roads. The rest is a nice walk through some quiet suburban areas and out to the coast.
It so happens, that on the ‘shaft, several foreign embassies are located, one of them considered specifically sensitive, so that, by order of the Danish Government, a number of Danish policemen are constantly on guard there in addition to the embassy’s own security staff. The other side of the street is lined with big trees and almost opposite the embassy, there is a bench in the shadow.
My walking statistics tells me, that last summer I did this route 13 times and I made it a habit on the way home, after having walked 17 or 22 km. to take a short rest on this bench and have a drink of water before the last kilometers through the city.
Yesterday I took this walk again (fourth time this summer) and as always took a small rest on the bench. After a few minutes a security officer appeared from the embassy pretending to check the vertical steel pillows (disguised with plants and bushes) that blocks the side street into the embassy, while all the time looking directly at me from across the street and talking into his neck microphone. He was easily identifiable in his MIB outfit: Black suit, tie and reflecting sunglasses.
Shortly after a Danish police officer made a relaxed stroll across the street towards me. He was middle aged, smiling and looking friendly. “Good afternoon, sir, how are you today” he said and I said “Good afternoon officer, very well thank you, and you?”
And then we had a little conversation about the hot weather, the lack of rain, the consequences for the farmers and other small talk, and all the time I knew his mission. So at last he said “You know, my friend over there (and he nodded towards the MIB) has been here for a long time and he has noted, that you come here and sit here often, and he wonders why”.
So I told him that I was a walker and this was one of my training routes, etc, etc. –everything very relaxed and in a friendly ‘non-interrogation’ atmosphere.
So I shouldered my backpack and the officer said “Good bye sir, and have a nice day” and I said “Good bye officer, give my regards to your friend and tell him not to worry, and that I will be back several times during the next months”.
I walked on feeling quite pleased being assessed as a potential secret agent. I will walk this route again tomorrow and I will give a friendly smile and a wave to the forest of surveillance cameras.
I honestly thank you for your concern, but what could possibly have happened to me - walking the streets of my own city in my own country sitting on a bench in a public area?So glad nothing terrible happened to you.
The world seems to have gone crazy. At least from from my, (residing in NEW good ole USofA perspective), any number of things could have transpired.I honestly thank you for your concern, but what could possibly have happened to me - walking the streets of my own city in my own country sitting on a bench in a public area?
This was just a little funny and peaceful incident, nothing else.
But yes @Sailor, there’s not much doubt that I am on more kilometers of film than many a Hollywood actor
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