Sunday, 14 December 2008

Norwich City 3 lost to Stingers 1: 7-5

Good game -really competitive. I scored twice a beautiful long shot that went through barely touching the sides and a running in shot where my player tried to be too clever and I was able to arc round him and score from further out than normal. Defensively solid and was able to switch and cover a lot of the time. Only disappointment was Player A coming back from injury and over-committing time and time again. He conceded three penalties and was responsible for allowing two more goals through silly plays. Hopefully he will learn.
I never believe how tired I feel now when I reflect in the summer. A quick update

1.Work is exceptionally busy with a mixture of parent's evenings, revision sessions and meeting. There also seems to be a lack of realisation from management that the more other stuff that management schedule the lower the quality of lessons produced. If all my time is filled doing stuff then there is less time for lesson planning.

2 Novovirus or winter vomiting sickness has made it to Norwich. Sprowston was shut after an outbreak and while we have had a few isolated cases it appears to have no spread widely through the school yet.

3. The quality of the drama in the European cup rugby has been great although trying to play on a pitch that is underwater has meant that the quality has not been too good.

4. I rang up and asked them to send the next pack of contact lenses early and they decided to send them to an address that I have not lived at since 2001 rather than the address they have been routinely sending them to since them.

5. Last korfball match before the Christmas break today.

6. Little Dorrit was excellent and who would have thought that a financial institution such as Mr Merdle's bank would be a pyramid scheme and it collapse would ruin its investors being announced on the same day as one of the largest hedge funds collapsed owing $50 billion as it was also a pyramid scheme. Funny Old World

More updates later

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Two new sports for the 2016 Olympics

Chess Boxing

A sport with alternate rounds of boxing and chess. You can win by knock out, checkmate, referee stops fight or time runs out on the chess clock. Thus a good boxer could be beaten by a good chess player and he cannot stall at the chess table and a good chess player has to be able to box or risks losing in the ring. What a fab idea.


Monday, 1 December 2008

Conservatives are off kilter

The Conservatives seem to be a party that might be about to make themselves worthy of being voted before but then an opportunity arises that shows that at heart they haven't changed.

Recently an MP was arrested and held for 9 nine hours before being released on bail to appear before police in February. The Conservatives are in uproar and proved themselves to be way out of line.

1. They argue that he was arrested for doing his job but leaking information to news paper is not doing his job. If he is in receipt of information likely to embarrass the government then raise it in parliament and ask for an official response. If it is worthy of coverage the newspapers will cover it. By leaking it directly to the newspaper they show that they are not interested in improving the country merely the promotion of their own party.

2. Other leaks have been occurred in the past. Two wrongs don't make a right

3. MP's should not have their offices searched as their might be confidential information in them. So do doctors. Plus there was no outcry when it was Labour MP's being arrested for the cash for questions.

4. This is the start of a police state. Ministers directing where the police investigate. The civil servant, the minister and the police have all said that ministers did not know that the MP was about to be arrested. This would show that it isn't a police state or Stalinist. The Conservatives have also spread innuendo. MP's are not allowed to call each other liars but to be honest they as well have done.

5. The evidence is not strong enough to make an arrest. but we don't know what all the evidence is, what might have happened or been revealed in questioning or what the search of the computers might reveal. Was he paid to leak the information? No-one knows but the police are tasked to find out.

All in all they should realise no-one is above the law and any attempt to try and argue anything else makes them look like they are trying to be superior to the electorate and that is why they lost the last elections. It should also be noted that the spokesman on the radio last night has continually pushed for less influence of government on the police until today when he was arguing that ministers should step in and tell the police what to do. What a hypocrite.