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Day Eleven – End Of Round Two

World CupIn Group G:

Brazil 3-1 Côte d’Ivoire
Portugal 7-0 DPR Korea

In Group H:

Chile 1-0 Switzerland
Spain 2-0 Honduras

Portugal was just running up the score in the second half and it wasn’t necessary, even if you are playing against DPR Korea.

Chile managed a goal against a 10-man Swiss team. The Swiss had denied any goals for opponents for almost 500 minutes of World Cup playing time.

European champion Spain finally located the net.

Via Painted Jaguar in comments, something different .

Team Group Points Matches Goals
Played Won Tied Lost For Against Difference
United States C 2 2 0 2 0 3 3 0
England C 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 0
Germany D 3 2 1 0 1 4 1 3
Australia D 1 2 0 1 1 1 5 -4
Netherlands E 6 2 2 0 0 3 0 3
Switzerland H 3 2 1 0 1 1 1 0

June 21, 2010   Comments Off on Day Eleven – End Of Round Two

Stating The Obvious

Robert Peston, BBC business editor writes Hayward’s departure: ‘Not if, but when’.

Tony is toast, which is probably why he decided to see how his offshore racing yacht was doing. He paid the entry fees for the “JP Morgan Asset Management Round The Island Race” and Cork Week in Ireland, so he might as well see how his boat and his son do.

In discovering the Irish entry, I also discovered that most Farr 52 yachts have single syllable names beginning with “B” – it is apparently the “style”. Just because you paid over a quarter million dollars for a boat, you shouldn’t think that you have the right to name it anything you want.

The short version is that BP is keeping Tony around until this mess is resolved, so the board can blame him for everything and “fix it” by replacing him, just like they did with Lord Browne the last time BP got a lot of people killed and polluted a large area. It’s probably in their policies and procedures manual.

Oh, yes, Robert Peston is obviously anti-British. He refers to BP as a UK corporation in his article. He probably thinks he works for the British Broadcasting Corporation instead of the BBC, even though there is a BBC America and the BBC broadcasts in languages other than English. 😈

June 21, 2010   8 Comments


Today at 6:28AM [CDT] is the Summer Solstice, technically considered the “first day of Summer”, but the mid Summer by much of Europe.

Many Wiccans celebrate the day as Litha, while computer programmers honor their predecessors, the druids, who build the first solid-state computing devices, the megaliths, like Stonehenge.

The Slavs celebrate St. John’s Night, Иван Купала [Ivan Kupala], the battle between the White god [Белобог – Belobog] and the Black god [Чёрнобог – Chyornobog] for control of the Sun. The Black god always wins and the night begins to expand.

The sound track to the battle is Иванова Ночь на Лысой Горе [Night on Bald Mountain ] by Модест Петрович Мусоргский [Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky], which everyone should play very loudly.

Archæoastronomy tracks all of the important solar events, another of the many things I learned from Andante.

June 21, 2010   6 Comments