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Saturday, July 30, 2005

sorry but...

... I'm not getting too much of the computer for the time being.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Olympics 13: The vote's figures

London's tears of joy
 
When New York was eliminated, their voters started voting for London and Paris but not much for Madrid.  Whereas the Madrid voters sticked to their original votes but saw Madrid go.
 
London: Thank You
 
First round
London 22
Paris 21
Madrid 20
New York 19
Moscow 15 (eliminated)
 
Second round
Madrid 32
London 27
Paris 25
New York 16 (eliminated)
 
Third round
London 39
Paris 33
Madrid 31 (eliminated)
 
Fourth round
London 54
Paris 50 (eliminated)
 
IOC members from countries with candidate cities were ineligible to vote while their candidates were still in contention.
 
bye bye for now.  i look forward to 2012 in London.  congrats to you guys.

Olympics 12: 54-50

That's the score after voting.  London wins by only 4 votes! You can't get any closer than this.

Olympics 11: French President wishes luck

He was flying to the G8 summit when he got the news.
French president Jacques Chirac has wished London "good luck" in hosting the 2012 Olympics after the UK capital pipped Paris in the vote in Singapore.

Olympics 10: What british newspapers said

The Sun: London's burning, London bid bosses have Olympics within grasp
The Mirror: Lord of the rings, Seb Coe calls star-studded line-up to help London across finishing line
The Guardian: Paris banking on third time lucky, Paris stands on verge of historic Olympic achievement
The Daily Telegraph: Ultimate gold medal awaits
The Times: London confident entering final straight
Daily Mail: The closest race in history
Daily Express: Coe's moment of destiny
The Independent: London sprints to line with Blair pitch project
London Evening Standard: It must be us
 
Source: bbc.co.uk

Olympics 9: IOC president's message

So true.
1355 BST: Jacques Rogge, IOC president
We are very pleased with the victory of London. It was a high quality bid and they are people we trust who will deliver a great Games. We know the cruelty of sport, but this an even crueller game with only one medal - a gold one. Well done to London.

Olympics 8: Contract signed

Mission accomplished!
1325 BST: London sign the host city contract.

Olympics 7: Some "no to London" amongst the English

Well I never thought that would happen but maybe the journalists should interview this lady to know a little bit more about her views. I suppose a small minority of 0.00001% people in London will back her.
1244 BST: Saj Chowdhury, BBC Sport at Trafalgar Square
In an address on the big screen Tony Blair told the crowd in London "well done". Listening were a group, who work for a design agency who have helped with the bid, wearing cut-out Seb Coe masks. One of them, Matt Akex said: "We've got a day off workso I think we'll have a few drinks". Not all shared the sense of elation. Vannessa Fristetd holding a 'No to London' placard said: "I believe it will turn out for the worse.I think this is bad news".

Olympics 6: Message from Tony Blair

1333 BST: Tony Blair, Prime Minister
This is a momentous day for London. It's a great chance to develop sport and leave a legacy for the future. It was genuinely a team effort and Seb Coe and the team were just awesome throughout. For me it was easy coming in with the way that Seb and his team worked. They were focused and clever in every single aspect. It really shows what you can achieve if you work together. I couldn't bear to watch the final bit. I've been trying to work on the G8 stuff but my mind has been in two places today. I went for a walk and got a call from the switchboard. It's not often in this job that you punch the air and do a little jig and embrace the person next to you. It's a fantastic thing and I'm thrilled.

Olympics 5: French tv coverage

They weren't bad but the presentators were indeed very sad.
La capitale anglaise a été désignée pour organiser les Jeux olympiques de 2012, mercredi à Singapour.
The English capital was indicated to organize the Olympic Games of 2012, Wednesday in Singapore.
translation by Google Translate

Olympics 4: Madrid apparently celebrates

Looks like London were actually good! Pity their official website is unavailable for the moment. Maybe they're revamping it for the big occasion.
1320 BST: Katya Adler, BBC News, Madrid
The crowds have now gone but they hung around for the final decision. When Paris was mentioned it received huge boos. But Plaza Mayor went wild with delight when London won and they went crazy when they saw Real Madrid's David Beckham celebrating on the big screen. They're sad they did not get the decision but are happy London won the vote.

Olympics 3: Why slipping politics inside?

Paris - and thus France - lost the bid. Ok but life goes on. So why do the English snick the little phrase [link for the whole Countdown page], "bad French," again? You won so just enjoy and have fun and do a good Olympics for 2012. That's all we ask.
1318 BST: Jon Sopel, BBC News, Paris
You could feel the atmosphere drain away from the crowd that had gathered outside the Hotel de Ville. Everything was in place for Paris. What could go wrong? Well, absolutely everything. They've lost to the old enemy and this will add a piquancy in the relationship between Tony Blair and Jacques Chriac in the coming days at the G8 Summit at Gleneagles.

Olympics 2: BBC is firing

*1246 BST: Jacques Rogge opens the envelope and declares London will host the 2012 Olympics.
1314 BST: Tessea Jowell, Olympic minister
I've been shaking for the past two hours. This is the biggest prize sport can bestow and we won it for London and this is to unlock the ambition of children. Sport will now be central to government policy.
1310 BST: Richard Caborn, Sports minister
While London has won it this is for the whole of Great Britian. We were very concerned because all the photographers were around the French delegation. When Jacques Rogge opened the envelope I've never heard a sweeter word in my life. London will have a games to make us proud. It's fantastic.
1307 BST: Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London
This is amazing. When we started out it was a mountain to climb, but we've had an incredible few days here. What came over in our presentation was giving kids the chance - it's not just about cities. We spent a lot of time before formally submitting our bid preparing things and we will start work on that tomorrow. We'll give the world the best Games they've ever seen. We only had about four jounalists in front of us and Paris had 50 in front of them so we thought they'd been tipped off. We assumed we had lost.
1300 BST: Lord Coe, London bid team chief
It's just the most fantastic opportunity to do everything we always dreamed of in British sport. We can change the face of sport in the next seven years¿ and beyond. This was a splendid team performance from two years ago when the team came together and everyone pulled together. We never lost confidence.
1257 BST: Danny Crates, Paralympian, Trafalgar Square
We'll do this better than anyone and we're more passionate about Paralympian sport than anyone else. I was shaking and felt sick, but when they said 'London' it was a brilliant feeling. It was deserved and a quite brilliant bid.
1255 BST: Dame Kelly Holmes, double Olympic champion, Trafalgar Square
This is incredible. I'm really emotional and I don't know what I did when they announced 'London'. This will do wonders for the country. We came from the back and proved we wanted it and this will change the face of Great Britian forever.l
1250 BST: Alan Robb, BBC Radio Five Live, Paris
There is utter disbelief at the Hotel de Ville. Initially it was shock and after an intake of breath from thousands of people the crowd started booing. People are really not happy and are now leaving the square. There is bitter disappointment here.
1249 BST: Saj Chowdhury, BBC Sport at Trafalgar Square
People are stunned as a wave of cheers carried through the square as some appeared to hear the result before others. The mood is one of enormous elation.
1247 BST: Gordon Farquhar, BBC Radio Five Live
The London team have gone absolutely ballistic here. There are extraordinary scenes in the ballroom with all the emotions you'd expect. The Pairs team are understandably disappointed but all the focus is on the London team who are celebrating hosting the Olympics for the first time since 1948.

Olympics 1: London 2012 no more a dream

I was following the vote in real time on the Internet.  Now that I have an ADSL connection, it's more than possible.  I was on the BBC's website from an hour ago and saw how the sites uploads as news come.  Cool.
 
Becks helping London
 
But what's even cooler is the Countdown to the big decision, a sort of blog by the BBC's reporters at different places on the planet; France, Uk and Singapore, where the voting was held and winner declared.
 
At 3.49 p.m. that is some 10 minutes from time of writing the London was declared winner and right now I'm still following the Countdown.  France is obviously very disappointed as they were the favourites right from the start.
 
Just before I publish, some 3 more stories have been published in 10 minutes about the London being elected as winner.  Call it instant Internet news.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Are numerology and astrology considered to be sciences by the scientific community?

A: The short answer is that numerology and astrology are not considered to be sciences by the general scientific community; rather, the general scientific community considers them to be pseudosciences, because they do not comply with the scientific method.
"Numerology and numerological divination was popular among early mathematicians such as Pythagoras, but is no longer considered to be part of mathematics and is now regarded as pseudoscience or quackery by most mathematicians. This is similar to the historical development of astronomy from astrology, and that of chemistry from alchemy [...]"
*Numerology: the study of the supposed occult influence of numbers on human affairs.
Incredible what you can find by searching Google Answers. The part above is only 2 paragraphs from the original and complete answer. By the way what about this one? More carbon emissions from riding a bicycle than taking the train?
The price offered for this question was US$25.00 - not insignificant. The more money you offer and the more complete and detailed will be their answer.


 
La capitale anglaise a été désignée pour organiser les Jeux olympiques de 2012, mercredi à Singapour.
The English capital was indicated to organize the Olympic Games of 2012, Wednesday in Singapore.
translation by Google Translate
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Looks like London were actually good! Pity their official website is unavailable for the moment. Maybe they're revamping it for the big occasion.
1320 BST: Katya Adler, BBC News, Madrid
The crowds have now gone but they hung around for the final decision. When Paris was mentioned it received huge boos. But Plaza Mayor went wild with delight when London won and they went crazy when they saw Real Madrid's David Beckham celebrating on the big screen. They're sad they did not get the decision but are happy London won the vote.
|W|P|112065331132018151|W|P|Olympics 4: Madrid apparently celebrates|W|P|7/06/2005 04:29:00 pm|W|P|NotScientific|W|P|
Paris - and thus France - lost the bid. Ok but life goes on. So why do the English snick the little phrase [link for the whole Countdown page], "bad French," again? You won so just enjoy and have fun and do a good Olympics for 2012. That's all we ask.
1318 BST: Jon Sopel, BBC News, Paris
You could feel the atmosphere drain away from the crowd that had gathered outside the Hotel de Ville. Everything was in place for Paris. What could go wrong? Well, absolutely everything. They've lost to the old enemy and this will add a piquancy in the relationship between Tony Blair and Jacques Chriac in the coming days at the G8 Summit at Gleneagles.
|W|P|112065298132311002|W|P|Olympics 3: Why slipping politics inside?|W|P|7/06/2005 04:23:00 pm|W|P|NotScientific|W|P|
*1246 BST: Jacques Rogge opens the envelope and declares London will host the 2012 Olympics.
1314 BST: Tessea Jowell, Olympic minister
I've been shaking for the past two hours. This is the biggest prize sport can bestow and we won it for London and this is to unlock the ambition of children. Sport will now be central to government policy.
1310 BST: Richard Caborn, Sports minister
While London has won it this is for the whole of Great Britian. We were very concerned because all the photographers were around the French delegation. When Jacques Rogge opened the envelope I've never heard a sweeter word in my life. London will have a games to make us proud. It's fantastic.
1307 BST: Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London
This is amazing. When we started out it was a mountain to climb, but we've had an incredible few days here. What came over in our presentation was giving kids the chance - it's not just about cities. We spent a lot of time before formally submitting our bid preparing things and we will start work on that tomorrow. We'll give the world the best Games they've ever seen. We only had about four jounalists in front of us and Paris had 50 in front of them so we thought they'd been tipped off. We assumed we had lost.
1300 BST: Lord Coe, London bid team chief
It's just the most fantastic opportunity to do everything we always dreamed of in British sport. We can change the face of sport in the next seven years¿ and beyond. This was a splendid team performance from two years ago when the team came together and everyone pulled together. We never lost confidence.
1257 BST: Danny Crates, Paralympian, Trafalgar Square
We'll do this better than anyone and we're more passionate about Paralympian sport than anyone else. I was shaking and felt sick, but when they said 'London' it was a brilliant feeling. It was deserved and a quite brilliant bid.
1255 BST: Dame Kelly Holmes, double Olympic champion, Trafalgar Square
This is incredible. I'm really emotional and I don't know what I did when they announced 'London'. This will do wonders for the country. We came from the back and proved we wanted it and this will change the face of Great Britian forever.l
1250 BST: Alan Robb, BBC Radio Five Live, Paris
There is utter disbelief at the Hotel de Ville. Initially it was shock and after an intake of breath from thousands of people the crowd started booing. People are really not happy and are now leaving the square. There is bitter disappointment here.
1249 BST: Saj Chowdhury, BBC Sport at Trafalgar Square
People are stunned as a wave of cheers carried through the square as some appeared to hear the result before others. The mood is one of enormous elation.
1247 BST: Gordon Farquhar, BBC Radio Five Live
The London team have gone absolutely ballistic here. There are extraordinary scenes in the ballroom with all the emotions you'd expect. The Pairs team are understandably disappointed but all the focus is on the London team who are celebrating hosting the Olympics for the first time since 1948.
Source: Olympic reporter's log
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I was following the vote in real time on the Internet.  Now that I have an ADSL connection, it's more than possible.  I was on the BBC's website from an hour ago and saw how the sites uploads as news come.  Cool.
 
Becks helping London
 
But what's even cooler is the Countdown to the big decision, a sort of blog by the BBC's reporters at different places on the planet; France, Uk and Singapore, where the voting was held and winner declared.
 
At 3.49 p.m. that is some 10 minutes from time of writing the London was declared winner and right now I'm still following the Countdown.  France is obviously very disappointed as they were the favourites right from the start.
 
Just before I publish, some 3 more stories have been published in 10 minutes about the London being elected as winner.  Call it instant Internet news.
|W|P|112065212395174046|W|P|Olympics 1: London 2012 no more a dream|W|P|7/01/2005 05:47:00 pm|W|P|NotScientific|W|P|
A: The short answer is that numerology and astrology are not considered to be sciences by the general scientific community; rather, the general scientific community considers them to be pseudosciences, because they do not comply with the scientific method.
"Numerology and numerological divination was popular among early mathematicians such as Pythagoras, but is no longer considered to be part of mathematics and is now regarded as pseudoscience or quackery by most mathematicians. This is similar to the historical development of astronomy from astrology, and that of chemistry from alchemy [...]"
*Numerology: the study of the supposed occult influence of numbers on human affairs.
Incredible what you can find by searching Google Answers. The part above is only 2 paragraphs from the original and complete answer. By the way what about this one? More carbon emissions from riding a bicycle than taking the train?
The price offered for this question was US$25.00 - not insignificant. The more money you offer and the more complete and detailed will be their answer.
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