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Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:56 am
by sherri
max Headroom wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:30 am
danet wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:41 pm
That's odd, I saw it was posted okay last night too, now it's gone. I will look up Imgur today at some time Sherri, and try to upload the photo again.
In the meantime, there are some amazing wins for Australia with Gold and Silver, and some records too, like the men's cycling last night.
Just ask shairy she'll fill you in with photo bucket and their expensive fees and how free it is with Imgur, for a added bonus she might give a dna story.
I might have mentioned it to you & gnads but you forget, danet is rarely on here any more & never saw earlier posts. And what's more, it worked. She used imgur. When you've taught for a while, you soon learn that most things need to be repeated more than once. :D Teaching 101. Glad we've now got you properly trained.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:00 am
by danet
max Headroom wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:30 am
danet wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:41 pm
That's odd, I saw it was posted okay last night too, now it's gone. I will look up Imgur today at some time Sherri, and try to upload the photo again.
In the meantime, there are some amazing wins for Australia with Gold and Silver, and some records too, like the men's cycling last night.
Just ask shairy she'll fill you in with photo bucket and their expensive fees and how free it is with Imgur, for a added bonus she might give a dna story.
Damn right she will fill me in with the important info, I value her imput, for which I am grateful :P

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:05 am
by danet
max Headroom wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:36 am
danet wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:35 pm
Daughter has recently moved to live up on the Gold Coast, and she is being frugal, but still enjoying the atmosphere and hype of the games without going bust.
She is going to see only a couple of events, such as the beach volley ball, and the artistic gymnastics. Just because she can.
The rest can be seen for free on TV, it's really good coverage on TV. The opening ceremony was great, we enjoyed it, had the best seats in the house (our lounge) and was totally free to watch.
It would have been a bit of of a fizzer with the transport problem at the end of the night, but still the atmosphere was good, and people enjoyed other people's company all around.
This is a photo my daughter captures of the Queens Baton being relayed on Monday, in Lae Drive Runaway Bay, she said it was a great community spirit and she loved it.

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Thats not a button but a new science fiction based vibe.
I think that's an interesting description, "a new science fiction based vibe"....which does give out an all important vibe for the beginning of the games, I did think it was a bit lacklustre, but I suppose it had to be able to go across many miles and survive the journey with many people handing it.
The different design will always be remembered for the 2018 Commonwealth Games for Queensland Gold Coast - light and bright, the vibe and mood I always feel when up in Queensland....light and bright 8)

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:10 am
by danet
max Headroom wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:06 am
sherri wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:56 am
max Headroom wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:30 am


Just ask shairy she'll fill you in with photo bucket and their expensive fees and how free it is with Imgur, for a added bonus she might give a dna story.
I might have mentioned it to you & gnads but you forget, danet is rarely on here any more & never saw earlier posts. And what's more, it worked. She used imgur. When you've taught for a while, you soon learn that most things need to be repeated more than once. :D Teaching 101. Glad we've now got you properly trained.
Ah yes no doubt according to dealing with advanced alzheimer's and delusional psypathic teachers 101.
What is going on? That's not a very nice thing to write about Sherri. [-X
Can we stick to the topic the OP put up?

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:10 pm
by gnads
I had another idea as to what that Games torch resembles ...

but it isn't appropriate here. :P

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:12 pm
by gnads
But I might add ....it's hardly a torch .... & how will it light anything.

We're so bubble wrapped they don't trust anyone with a real torch & fire.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:31 pm
by max Headroom
gnads wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:10 pm
I had another idea as to what that Games torch resembles ...

but it isn't appropriate here. :P
I see Gnads what you mean its like a split water mellon.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:19 pm
by whip
Had good vibes last night for sure.

Was and went to a pub from an invite to a slap up meal. '' Rugby club invite ''

No medals as to guess what I consumed.

Tried a new Ale out, utter plonk and no better than that OZ crap Fosters.

Mind, it beat the hell out of watching those crazy games.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:59 pm
by andysfootball
they don't drink fosters in Australia

it's brewed in burton on trent

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:17 pm
by max Headroom
andysfootball wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:59 pm
they don't drink fosters in Australia

it's brewed in burton on trent
Awh spoilt a good story.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:32 pm
by gnads
Closing ceremony a fiasco as well.

Former Athlete commentators give organisers a blast.

It's turned out a dud all round.

Over indulgent opening ceremony for the Indigenous ... not the concept of the Games or the Athletes.

Poor transport arrangements.

Turned the rest of the Gold Coast into a ghost town .... causing businesses to suffer losses & put off staff.

Then the closing ceremony leaves the Athletes out .... the athletes treat it with the contempt it deserves & leave ...

the stadium is virtually empty halfway through and commentators give it a big spray for organisers getting it wrong.

4 years to get it right & they failed big time.... Good on you Peter Beattie :roll:

God help the NRL with this goose in charge.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:39 am
by andysfootball
Me and Mary went to the athletics on Saturday and were really impressed with the organisation. Stayed in Brisbane for the night and caught the free train and shuttle bus to Carrara from South Bank station.

Food was a bit pricey but the stadium was good and a lot of final action on at the same. High Jump, Javelin, Triple Jump, Running.

There were some medal ceremonies from the day before or earlier in the morning as well as the medal ceremonies for events on the day. It was good to hear the anthems and listen to the great applause from the crowd.

I thought the opening ceremony was Ok as there's not much too talk about other than the beach and hinterland on the Gold Coast. The indigenous stuff was overdone but probably easy to produce.

Just watched the start of the closing ceremony and it looked like a bit of change from tradition so went to bed.

Anyway overall I think it was a good Commonwealth games and Queensland will benefit from it in the future.

Low point for me was the biased channel 7 not showing other countries receiving there award unless an Australian was on the podium. I honestly didn't hear on other anthem on the telly. It was much different live at the events where it was done with style and grace.

Am really glad that me and Mary went and we had a great day out.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:50 am
by niagraa
fact is, i couldn't be bothered to watch any of it, don't even know the medal tallies.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:14 am
by andysfootball
niagraa wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:50 am
fact is, i couldn't be bothered to watch any of it, don't even know the medal tallies.
England won. New Zealand second and Australia were fifth.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:01 am
by niagraa
andysfootball wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:14 am
niagraa wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:50 am
fact is, i couldn't be bothered to watch any of it, don't even know the medal tallies.
England won. New Zealand second and Australia were fifth.
kiwis second, well done, i'm looking at it population wise, poms always win don't they ? they've got one of the largest populations i guess, who's got more ? definitely india, probably canada ?

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:39 am
by andysfootball
Commonwealth countries with higher populations than England are

Bangladesh 166,280,712
Nigeria 177,155,754
Pakistan 196,174,380
India 1,236,344,631

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:34 am
by niagraa
andysfootball wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:39 am
Commonwealth countries with higher populations than England are

Bangladesh 166,280,712
Nigeria 177,155,754
Pakistan 196,174,380
India 1,236,344,631
hell of a lot of people, didn't realise india was over a billion.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:18 am
by gnads
andysfootball wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:39 am
Me and Mary went to the athletics on Saturday and were really impressed with the organisation. Stayed in Brisbane for the night and caught the free train and shuttle bus to Carrara from South Bank station.

Food was a bit pricey but the stadium was good and a lot of final action on at the same. High Jump, Javelin, Triple Jump, Running.

There were some medal ceremonies from the day before or earlier in the morning as well as the medal ceremonies for events on the day. It was good to hear the anthems and listen to the great applause from the crowd.

I thought the opening ceremony was Ok as there's not much too talk about other than the beach and hinterland on the Gold Coast. The indigenous stuff was overdone but probably easy to produce.

Just watched the start of the closing ceremony and it looked like a bit of change from tradition so went to bed.

Anyway overall I think it was a good Commonwealth games and Queensland will benefit from it in the future.

Low point for me was the biased channel 7 not showing other countries receiving there award unless an Australian was on the podium. I honestly didn't hear on other anthem on the telly. It was much different live at the events where it was done with style and grace.

Am really glad that me and Mary went and we had a great day out.
Andy .... they even ballsed up the finish of the MARATHON ..... which traditionally finishes in the stadium with one lap .... so the spectators get to see it in greater numbers ...... Instead they finished it somewhere out beachside.

Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:25 am
by gnads
andysfootball wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:14 am
niagraa wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:50 am
fact is, i couldn't be bothered to watch any of it, don't even know the medal tallies.
England won. New Zealand second and Australia were fifth.
You fibber Andy :^o [-X

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Re: Commonewealth Games

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:12 am
by andysfootball
you would have thought with all those other countries winning medals(apart from Australia)

channel 7 would have played at least one anthem from another country!!!!!