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Though a reluctant ex-pat (for way too many decades) Brexit is dear to I. I never wanted my GREAT Britain (in which I had lived very contentedly since 1969) to join the E.U. As I explained in my earlier post of today, I wanted GREAT Britain to put MY COMMONWEALTH first and foremost. Commonwealth first. All other countries well below those of the Commonwealth. That is how it used to be. I am the proud & patriotic product of the British Commonwealth. I will not betray my roots and values.
I wanted to mark the occasion.
6pm Eastern was perfect. I was in front of our big TV at 5:58pm to celebrate. Made sure Teischan was with I. She understands Brexit. It was good.
I am GLAD. A relief.
But, I fully appreciate that the heavy lifting starts as of now.
The dinner per se is scheduled to start at 7:30pm, Saturday, April 28, 2018.
It is being held at the Washington Hilton (and NOT at the White House).
Guests will start arriving at the Hilton starting around 5:30pm.
Online coverage will be available from all the above PLUS “The Washington Post“.
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Saw this channel in Saturday’s “Roku Guide” and, of course, had to subscribe — and at $1.99/month it is not exorbitant. Yes, it has all the channels listed above.
However, on a Roku, all you get is live streaming. So you have to watch BBC and ITV LIVE (though, in the case of ITV there is a ‘one hour back’ option (as indicated by the +1)). There is no DVR capability or ‘Catch-Up TV’ function to watch anything other than the live feeds. There is also no program guide or info to tell you what you happen to watching on a given UKTV feed. Yes, there is an online listing but that is not available on the Roku,
All that said, for $1.99/month, it is nice to know that you can have ALL the BBC and ITV channels on your Roku. Now if I can find a DVR that lets me RECORD UKTV off the Roku.
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I watched the entire game, every single ball, LIVE. I got out of bed at 9am (crack of dawn for me) to make sure that I was downstairs, in front of my 47″ HDTV screen, ready for the match.
It was one heck of a game. Towards the end, it was so good, I really didn’t care who won.
But you have to admit that the 51% to 49% in favor of West Indies that I predicted two days ago truly reflected the outcome and the match.
Do I regret my scathing comments on Marlon Samuels. Not really. He did OK. But that is what he is payed to do. Let’s not forget that. HE did NOT win the match. Carlos Brathwaite WON the match. 19 off the last over (a T20 final record) would have been beyond Marlon’s reach or for that matter most of the others in the team. So do NOT tell me that Samuels got the Windies to victory. His innings was scratchy. Yes, he held it together but he didn’t score fast enough.
In many ways it was a FLUKE victory. Four 6s in a row. That was a lot to ask for.
But in the end I am delighted. Happy for the likes of Carlos. Made my day. Glad I watched it live.
Trying to watch the 2016 ICC World Twenty20, #ICCWT20, from India, on Sling TV on our Roku 3 has been beyond bloody painful. Sling TV goes out of their frigging way to make sure that the Program Guide is out-of-bloody-synch. It is more or less 100% that what it says on the Program Guide is NOT what you will see if you click on the frigging thing. It is atrocious. Yes, if you have the TIME to sit there all day working out where each match is then you will do fine. Well I don’t have the time. I allocate about 30 minutes while having lunch and 45 minutes around 10:15 pm to watch cricket. I don’t have the time to mess with Sling’s friggin messed up Program Guide.
I was so fed up by last Saturday that I decided to subscribe to Willow directly — now that THEY claim to support Roku — and YET again (maybe for the 3rd time in a year) ditch bloody Sling TV. Willow does not give you the option to PREVIEW the channel. You need to first subscribe BEFORE you get to see it. Well I did.
I first thought I had done something WRONG. There was NO cricket! Nothing. NADA. Blank screen. I kid you not.
Right now Willow on Roku only shows LIVE matches.
That is IT. Get that. Live matches only.
No highlights. No replays.
I was devastated. That is worse that Sling TV — and that is saying something!
Willow also doesn’t have telephone support or Live Chat during hours that work for me.
So I just sent them 4 or 5 e-mails — all surprisingly polite. I was girding my loins for what I thought was going to be an ugly battle.
NOPE. Willow support was very professional!
They apologized for their poor service on Roku and refunded my payment, to my credit card, within 24 hours. Yes, within 24 hours. That is AMAZING. That is impressive.
So good customer service.
Shame that they ONLY show live matches on Roku.
If I got Apple TV I could get live, replays and highlights. Maybe I should. Anything to get away from bloody Sling TV.
Sling’s coverage of the ICC World Twenty20, 2016, sucks.
They make NO ATTEMPT to reflect what matches are being shown. Total frigging crap shoot.
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by Anura Guruge
>> Communion or SEX?
>> No sex please, we are Catholics.
>> Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit — THE book.
>> “Popes: 101 Facts & Trivia” #3 at Amazon fleetingly.
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From the ‘U.K. Daily Mail’. Click here for original.
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Most idiotic thing I have EVER HEARD in my life. What is the point of LIFE without SEX?
I just don’t understand why some folks have it in for sex. Without sex, between MEN & WOMEN, 98% of us would not be here and even the rest required sperm harvested in some form.
I can just about understand when the pope or a Catholic cardinal talks about divorced Catholics foregoing sex so that they can have communion because in the end they do NOT know what they are talking about. Beyond their grasp.
But this IDIOT. I would tell it to his face. Scrawny little whimp. OBVIOUSLY has issues with sex. Yep. Written all over his face. He should go become a priest.
The only reason I spent 4 decades making sure I would never, ever, go to heaven was because I was told there was NO sex in heaven. That would be hell for me and I might as well go straight to hell — BUT I don’t believe in any of that anyway.
Give up sex to live longer. What garbage. More sex and YOU will live longer. Check out my book. I cite research on that. Orgasms are good for you.
by Anura Guruge
Items on sale right now … as I write …
I guess I kind of knew that eBay was doing this. I had, however, never checked it out.
Today I had an e-mail from eBay reminding me to check out the Live Auctions.
I did. Wow.
I can see how it could become awfully addictive. I shied away. I could so easily get suckered in. It could be like my option trading addiction — though the HUGE difference is that with my option trading I don’t spend, let alone lose, any money. But these auctions could become a huge drain of funds. Nothing I need … I am sure. But, I see a Rolex and the fingers start itching to bid. But so far, so good. Temptation under control. SMILE.
But just thought I will let YOU know in case YOU want to indulge.