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  1. Was snowing hard last night when I returned home from Manchester at around 9:30pm, it was crazy to leave Manchester with the car thermometer showing 7C in the city centre, yet I got to Rossendale and it was -0.5C and snowing. There's normally a few degrees difference between the two locations, but last night was pretty crazy!
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    Japan: Earthquake, Tsunami + Nuclear Disasters

    Latest: 1525: The EU's energy chief Guenther Oettinger has said that in the coming hours "there could be further catastrophic events, which could pose a threat to the lives of people on the island". He told the European Parliament the Fukushima nuclear site was "effectively out of control". "The cooling systems did not work, and as a result we are somewhere between a disaster and a major disaster." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12307698
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    Japan: Earthquake, Tsunami + Nuclear Disasters

    Now being reported that reactor number 4 at Fukushima is on fire.
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    Japan: Earthquake, Tsunami + Nuclear Disasters

    The Japanese have a record for being somewhat economical with the truth as far as nuclear goes. The way I view it, the fact the US moved their fleet which was 100 miles away speaks volumes.
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    Japan: Earthquake, Tsunami + Nuclear Disasters

    With regards to the nuclear problems, its worth bearing in mind (this is only my opinion) that we only know what we are being told. The true hard facts may be scarier. Speaking from experience, the nuclear industry traditionally plays down problematic events, and one wouldn't like to think what any potential "real" situation is if (note the if) the Japanese aren't telling the full true story about what's going on at Fukushima.
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    First "proper" Week At Uni

    [quote name='Nick L' date='16 October 2010 - 00:58 '] Glad you are enjoying it too! Argh, your timetable is far nicer than mine. My spring timetable is far worse - I have 4 9am starts!! I don't think I will be having a reading week, got my first set of Maths and Physics problem sheets though - nothing too difficult though so far but I am absolutely certain it will crank up a few gears. Haven't done a great deal of Meteorology yet, mainly learning about the different layers of the atmosphere and basic satellite imagery analysis. Half of my flat are Midlanders so I don't feel quite so isolated . I'm so glad I'm not self catered, I am eating far better than a lot of them by the sounds of it. We don't get evening meals at weekends though so we can sample the takeaway cuisines of Reading . Getting up for breakfast hasn't been easy at times though, despite the fact that breakfast is on until midday!! [/quote] My 2nd semester time table is even nicer than the 1st semester, 6 hours of lectures a week, a 5 day weekend, and a fieldtrip to the Isle of Wight for one week in April! Just using this first year to get back into writing essays, etc. as its been 10 years since I last wrote an essay! I'm sure you are eating much better than all of us who are self catering! We do tend to take in turns to cook a meal for everyone to share, so that helps. I think most students would struggle to get up for breakfast before midday!! Have a great time mate!
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    October 16Th 1987

    Remember it well, even though it was 23 years ago! I was in east Suffolk at the time and had never heard wind like it or seen damage like it, it was an unbelievable night. The evening was so warm and quiet then in the early hours you could hear the roar of the wind approaching and then the storm hit during the early hours. It was mainly the far southeast that was hit badly, the coasts of Suffolk, Essex, Kent and Sussex:
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    First "proper" Week At Uni

    Hi Nick, Great to see you have settled in well and enjoying uni life! I'm now about to start Week 6 (!) here and have a reading week coming up for Week 7, so will be halfway through my first term already! Loving it here though, the course I'm doing has been good and fairly basic so far but I am sure it will get harder very soon. Got a nice timetable too - two 9am starts and a 4 day weekend Flatmates are great, and meeting loads of new people on the course so don't regret giving up home and job for uni! You're lucky to have catered accomodation! Plenty of my flatmates could do with that judging by the food they burn haha! Paul
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    A Level Results And Uni!

    Congratulations Nick!!
  10. Thanks everyone! Glad you have all enjoyed the competition! http://nwstatic.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif
  11. WEEK 35 RESULTS Saturday 09th May 2010: Arsenal 4-0 Fulham Aston Villa 0-1 Blackburn Bolton 2-1 Birmingham Burnley 4-2 Tottenham Chelsea 8-0 Wigan Everton 1-0 Portsmouth Hull 0-0 Liverpool Manchester United 4-0 Stoke West Ham 1-1 Manchester City Wolverhampton 2-1 Sunderland (1 point awarded for getting the correct result, but not the scoreline; 3 points awarded for getting the correct scoreline) BONUS QUESTIONS (5 points awarded for each correct answer): 1. Out of all of the matches above, how many of the HALF TIME scores will be a) Home wins There were 4 home wins at half time. Koppite, Sufc, Snowstorm1, Thundery Wintry Showers, Nick2702, Paul B and Pinball Wizard got this right and win 5 bonus points each. b ) Away wins Just the 1 away win was being recorded at half time. 5 bonus points go to Icy Toes, Koppite and Davehsug for predicting this right. c) Draws 5 matches were being drawn at the 45 minute mark. Koppite also got this right, and wins another 5 bonus points! 2. Which team will score the last goal of the 2009/2010 Premiership season (all goals scored on or after 90 minutes, if any, will be included) Two teams scored on or after 90 minutes - Chelsea (Ashley Cole) and Everton (Diniyar Bilyaletdinov). Icy Toes, Snowstorm1, Paul B and Pinball Wizard predicted this and win 5 points each. THIS IS HOW THE FINAL TABLE LOOKS! (Your previous position in the table and your score for this week appear in brackets) 1. (1.) Paul B 373 points (14 points scored this round) 2. (2.) Sufc 360 points (9 points) 3. (5.) Koppite 355 points (21 points) 4. (4.) Snowstorm1 355 points (18 points) 5. (3.) Flash Elvis 352 points (5 points) 6. (6.) Davehsug 345 points (11 points) 7. (8.) Nick2702 339 points (12 points) 8. (7.) Thundery Wintry Showers 339 points (8 points) 9. (9.) Pinball Wizard 312 points (14 points) 10. (11.) Icy toes 305 points (14 points) 11. (10.) Snowman0697 292 points (no entry) 12. (12.) Chionomaniac 291 points (no entry) 13. (13.) Jackone 277 points (no entry) 14. (14.) Barry 268 points (no entry) 15. (15.) Pete Tattum 261 points (no entry) 16. (16.) Geordiesnow 226 points (no entry) 17. (17.) Timmy H 212 points (no entry) 18. (18.) Higrade 184 points (no entry) 19. (19.) Windswept 177 points (no entry) 20. (20.) Ajpoolshark 168 points (no entry) 21. (21.) Phil UK 108 points (no entry) 22. (22.) Stormchaser1 86 points (no entry) 23. (23.) Cheeky Monkey 82 points (no entry) 24. (24.) LomandSnowstorm 68 points (no entry) 25. (25.) Rob 26 points (no entry) 26. (26.) Badboy657 14 points (no entry) 27. (27.) Hancock 9 points (no entry) 28. (28.) Andy Bown 7 points (no entry) I feel a bit embarrassed to announce that the winner of this year's prediction league is..... PAUL B! http://nwstatic.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blush.gif Sufc finished in 2nd spot, 13 points behind. Meanwhile, Koppite had an excellent final week to take 3rd spot, albeit tied on points with Snowstorm1 whilst Flash Elvis dropped back to 5th spot. I'd like to thank everyone who took part this year for making it such a fun competition. It's been a delight to run and I hope I made a good attempt at running it! I also hope that everyone enjoyed the competition!
  12. WEEK 34 RESULTS Saturday 01st May 2010: Birmingham 2-1 Burnley Manchester City 3-1 Aston Villa Portsmouth 3-1 Wolverhampton Stoke 0-0 Everton Tottenham 1-0 Bolton Sunday 02nd May 2010: Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea Fulham 3-2 West Ham Sunderland 0-1 Manchester United Monday 03rd May 2010: Wigan 2-2 Hull Blackburn 2-1 Arsenal Wednesday 05th May 2010: Fulham 0-1 Stoke Manchester City 0-1 Tottenham (1 point awarded for getting the correct result, but not the scoreline; 3 points awarded for getting the correct scoreline) BONUS QUESTIONS (5 points awarded for each correct answer): 1. Out of the matches above, how many goals will be scored in the second half? There were a total of 13 goals scored in the 2nd half. No-one correctly predicted this. 2. How many away wins will there be in the above matches? There were 4 away wins in the above matches. 5 bonus points go to Icy Toes, Sufc, Koppite, Flash Elvis and Paul B for getting this right. This is how the new table looks now after WEEK 34: (Your previous position in the table and your score for this week appear in brackets) 1. (1.) Paul B 359 points (16 points scored this round) 2. (2.) Sufc 351 points (12 points) 3. (3.) Flash Elvis 347 points (12 points) 4. (5.) Snowstorm1 337 points (9 points) 5. (7.) Koppite 334 points (14 points) 6. (4.) Davehsug 334 points (4 points) 7. (6.) Thundery Wintry Showers 331 points (6 points) 8. (8.) Nick2702 327 points (10 points -1 double points week used) 9. (11.) Pinball Wizard 298 points (10 points - 1 double points week used) 10. (9.) Snowman0697 292 points (no entry - 2 double points week available) 11. (12.) Icy toes 291 points (12 points) 12. (10.) Chionomaniac 291 points (no entry - 3 double points week available) 13. (13.) Jackone 277 points (12 points - 1 double points week used) 14. (15.) Barry 268 points (10 points) 15. (14.) Pete Tattum 261 points (no entry - 4 double points week available) 16. (16.) Geordiesnow 226 points (no entry - 11 double points weeks available) 17. (17.) Timmy H 212 points (no entry - 12 double points week available) 18. (18.) Higrade 184 points (no entry - 12 double points week available) 19. (19.) Windswept 177 points (no entry - 13 double points weeks available) 20. (20.) Ajpoolshark 168 points (no entry - 12 double points weeks available) 21. (21.) Phil UK 108 points (no entry - 19 double points weeks available) 22. (22.) Stormchaser1 86 points (no entry - 18 double points weeks available) 23. (23.) Cheeky Monkey 82 points (no entry - 25 double points weeks available) 24. (24.) LomandSnowstorm 68 points (no entry - 23 double points weeks available) 25. (25.) Rob 26 points (no entry - 29 double points weeks available) 26. (26.) Badboy657 14 points (no entry - 30 double points weeks available) 27. (27.) Hancock 9 points (no entry - 31 double points weeks available) 28. (28.) Andy Bown 7 points (no entry - 31 double points weeks available) With the final round to come, Paul B has extended his lead to 8 points over Sufc who stays in second place, with Flash Elvis 3rd, whilst Davehsug continues to drop away after being near to the top for so long. Thanks to everyone who took part this week! This week's final questions are at: http://forum.netweather.tv/topic/56369-premier-league-prediction-league-for-20092010/page__view__findpost__p__1811728 Any queries, please contact me. http://nwstatic.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif
  13. WEEK 33 RESULTS Saturday 24th April 2010: Manchester United 3-1 Tottenham Bolton 2-2 Portsmouth Hull 0-1 Sunderland West Ham 3-2 Wigan Wolverhampton 1-1 Blackburn Arsenal 0-0 Manchester City Sunday 25th April 2010: Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham Burnley 0-4 Liverpool Everton 2-1 Fulham Chelsea 7-0 Stoke (1 point awarded for getting the correct result, but not the scoreline; 3 points awarded for getting the correct scoreline) BONUS QUESTIONS (5 points awarded for each correct answer): 1. Out of the matches above, how many of the home teams will score 2 or more goals? As you can see, 5 of the home teams scored 2 or more goals. Koppite, Sufc and Snowstorm1 all predicted this correctly and win 5 bonus points each. 2. How many red cards will there be in the above matches? There were 2 red cards in the above matches. 5 points goes to Icy Toes for predicting this. This is how the new table looks now after WEEK 33: (Your previous position in the table and your score for this week appear in brackets) 1. (1.) Paul B 343 points (8 points scored this round) 2. (8.) Sufc 339 points (36 points - 1 double points week used) 3. (2.) Flash Elvis 335 points (8 points) 4. (3.) Davehsug 330 points (5 points) 5. (5.) Snowstorm1 328 points (11 points) 6. (4.) Thundery Wintry Showers 325 points (7 points) 7. (7.) Koppite 320 points (14 points) 8. (6.) Nick2702 317 points (no entry -1 double points week available) 9. (9.) Snowman0697 292 points (no entry - 1 double points week available) 10. (10.) Chionomaniac 291 points (no entry - 2 double points week available) 11. (11.) Pinball Wizard 288 points (no entry - 1 double points week available) 12. (12.) Icy toes 279 points (11 points) 13. (13.) Jackone 265 points (no entry - 1 double points week available) 14. (14.) Pete Tattum 261 points (no entry - 3 double points week available) 15. (15.) Barry 258 points (4 points) 16. (16.) Geordiesnow 226 points (no entry - 10 double points weeks available) 17. (17.) Timmy H 212 points (no entry - 11 double points week available) 18. (18.) Higrade 184 points (no entry - 11 double points week available) 19. (19.) Windswept 177 points (no entry - 12 double points weeks available) 20. (20.) Ajpoolshark 168 points (no entry - 11 double points weeks available) 21. (21.) Phil UK 108 points (no entry - 18 double points weeks available) 22. (22.) Stormchaser1 86 points (no entry - 17 double points weeks available) 23. (23.) Cheeky Monkey 82 points (no entry - 24 double points weeks available) 24. (24.) LomandSnowstorm 68 points (no entry - 22 double points weeks available) 25. (25.) Rob 26 points (no entry - 28 double points weeks available) 26. (26.) Badboy657 14 points (no entry - 29 double points weeks available) 27. (27.) Hancock 9 points (no entry - 30 double points weeks available) 28. (28.) Andy Bown 7 points (no entry - 30 double points weeks available) With 2 more rounds to go Paul B holds onto his lead, but it has been cut to just 4 points by Sufc who made full use of a double points week to move up into second place, with Flash Elvis and Davehsug both dropping a place. Thanks to everyone who took part this week! This week's questions are at: http://forum.netweather.tv/topic/56369-premier-league-prediction-league-for-20092010/page__view__findpost__p__1808894 Any queries, please contact me.
  14. WEEK 32 RESULTS Saturday 17th April 2010: Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United Birmingham 0-0 Hull Blackburn 2-3 Everton Fulham 0-0 Wolverhampton Stoke 1-2 Bolton Sunderland 2-1 Burnley Tottenham 2-1 Chelsea Sunday 18th April 2010: Wigan 3-2 Arsenal Portsmouth 1-2 Aston Villa Monday 19th April 2010: Liverpool 3-0 West Ham Wednesday 21st April 2010: Hull 0-2 Aston Villa (1 point awarded for getting the correct result, but not the scoreline; 3 points awarded for getting the correct scoreline) BONUS QUESTIONS (5 points awarded for each correct answer): 1. Out of the matches above, which team will score the earliest goal? Everton was the correct answer as they scored after just 4 minutes of their match at Blackburn. No-one predicted this. 2. How many of the above teams will use all 3 of their substitutes in their match? A total of 14 teams used all 3 substitutions, Thundery Wintry Showers and Paul B got this right and win 5 bonus points each. This is how the new table looks now after WEEK 32: (Your previous position in the table and your score for this week appear in brackets) 1. (2.) Paul B 335 points (11 points scored this round) 2. (1.) Flash Elvis 327 points (3 points) 3. (3.) Davehsug 325 points (4 points) 4. (5.) Thundery Wintry Showers 318 points (9 points) 5. (7.) Snowstorm1 317 points (16 points - 1 double points week used) 6. (4.) Nick2702 317 points (7 points) 7. (8.) Koppite 306 points (12 points - 1 double points week used) 8. (6.) Sufc 303 points (no entry - 1 double points week available) 9. (9.) Snowman0697 292 points (8 points) 10. (11.) Chionomaniac 291 points (12 points - 1 double points week used - 1 double points week available) 11. (10.) Pinball Wizard 288 points (7 points) 12. (13.) Icy toes 268 points (8 points) 13. (14.) Jackone 265 points (5 points) 14. (12.) Pete Tattum 261 points (no entry - 2 double points week available) 15. (15.) Barry 254 points (6 points) 16. (16.) Geordiesnow 226 points (no entry - 9 double points weeks available) 17. (17.) Timmy H 212 points (no entry - 10 double points week available) 18. (18.) Higrade 184 points (no entry - 10 double points week available) 19. (19.) Windswept 177 points (no entry - 11 double points weeks available) 20. (20.) Ajpoolshark 168 points (no entry - 10 double points weeks available) 21. (21.) Phil UK 108 points (no entry - 17 double points weeks available) 22. (22.) Stormchaser1 86 points (no entry - 16 double points weeks available) 23. (23.) Cheeky Monkey 82 points (no entry - 23 double points weeks available) 24. (24.) LomandSnowstorm 68 points (no entry - 21 double points weeks available) 25. (25.) Rob 26 points (no entry - 27 double points weeks available) 26. (26.) Badboy657 14 points (no entry - 28 double points weeks available) 27. (27.) Hancock 9 points (no entry - 29 double points weeks available) 28. (28.) Andy Bown 7 points (no entry - 29 double points weeks available) A good week for Paul B at the top as he becomes the outright leader thanks to a good scoring week. Flash Elvis and Davehsug are now 2nd and 3rd respectively but are by no means out of it, and the chasing pack cannot be ruled out just yet. Thanks to everyone who took part this week! This week's questions are at: http://forum.netweather.tv/topic/56369-premier-league-prediction-league-for-20092010/page__view__findpost__p__1807516 Any queries, please contact me.
  15. WEEK 31 RESULTS Saturday 10th April 2010: Hull 1-4 Burnley West Ham 1-0 Sunderland Sunday 11th April 2010: Wolverhampton 0-0 Stoke Blackburn 0-0 Manchester United Liverpool 0-0 Fulham Manchester City 5-1 Birmingham Tuesday 13th April 2010: Chelsea 1-0 Bolton Wednesday 14th April 2010: Aston Villa 2-2 Everton Wigan 0-0 Portsmouth Fulham P-P Stoke Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal (1 point awarded for getting the correct result, but not the scoreline; 3 points awarded for getting the correct scoreline) BONUS QUESTIONS (5 points awarded for each correct answer): 1. How many of the away teams in the matches above will score 1 or more goals? 4 of the away teams scored 1 or more goals. Flash Elvis was the only contestant to correctly predict this and wins 5 bonus points. 2. Which set of fixtures will see the most goals scored - Sunday's or Wednesday's? This question was declared invalid after the late re-arrangement of the match between Fulham and Stoke. This is how the new table looks now after WEEK 31: (Your previous position in the table and your score for this week appear in brackets) 1. (2.) Flash Elvis 324 points (8 points scored this round) 2. (1.) Paul B 324 points (6 points) 3. (3.) Davehsug 321 points (9 points) 4. (4.) Nick2702 310 points (5 points) 5. (5.) Thundery Wintry Showers 309 points (8 points) 6. (7.) Sufc 303 points (3 points) 7. (6.) Snowstorm1 301 points (no entry - 1 double points week available) 8. (8.) Koppite 294 points (no entry - 1 double points week available) 9. (9.) Snowman0697 284 points (3 points) 10. (11.) Pinball Wizard 281 points (5 points) 11. (10.) Chionomaniac 279 points (no entry - 2 double points week available) 12. (13.) Pete Tattum 261 points (6 points - 1 double points week used - 1 double points week available) 13. (14.) Icy toes 260 points (10 points) 14. (12.) Jackone 260 points (3 points) 15. (15.) Barry 248 points (5 points) 16. (16.) Geordiesnow 226 points (no entry - 8 double points weeks available) 17. (17.) Timmy H 212 points (no entry - 9 double points week available) 18. (18.) Higrade 184 points (no entry - 9 double points week available) 19. (19.) Windswept 177 points (no entry - 10 double points weeks available) 20. (20.) Ajpoolshark 168 points (no entry - 9 double points weeks available) 21. (21.) Phil UK 108 points (no entry - 16 double points weeks available) 22. (22.) Stormchaser1 86 points (no entry - 15 double points weeks available) 23. (23.) Cheeky Monkey 82 points (no entry - 22 double points weeks available) 24. (24.) LomandSnowstorm 68 points (no entry - 20 double points weeks available) 25. (25.) Rob 26 points (10 points - 1 double points week used - 26 double points weeks available) 26. (26.) Badboy657 14 points (no entry - 27 double points weeks available) 27. (27.) Hancock 9 points (no entry - 28 double points weeks available) 28. (28.) Andy Bown 7 points (no entry - 28 double points weeks available) It's neck and neck at the top with Flash Elvis and Paul B tied on points, but Flash Elvis taking top spot courtesy of having a better scoring week. Davehsug stays in 3rd spot but is only 3 points behind, whilst the rest of the chasing pack aren't too far behind so it's going to be a great end to the season! Thanks to everyone who took part this week! This week's questions are at: http://forum.netweather.tv/topic/56369-premier-league-prediction-league-for-20092010/page__view__findpost__p__1803535 Any queries, please contact me.
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