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  1. On this day in History 38 years ago. 26th May 1982 Happy Anniversary
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    Question for the green fingered fellow Villatalkers out there. As with lots of others i've spent a lot more time in the garden clearing out overgrown areas planting sunflowers, potatoes, beetroot and carrots. If it was not for the lockdown i would never have bothered as i'm not really into it. I've now go a variety of plants bursting through in the borders. The thing is i've no idea what they are. Are they flowers, weeds?? I've downloaded a few (free) gardening apps to my iPhone. Take a picture and it tells you what it is, although the results are a bit hit and miss. I know this as when i take pics of the plants i know it comes back with some differing results. iPlant, Plantnet and Gardenflower id. Can anybody recommend one that they use which gives a high success rate? I don't mind if i have to pay for the app. Thanks
  3. On Wednesday there is a spacecraft launch mission to the International Space Station with two Americans onboard. This will be beamed live on NASA's youtube channel. You will be able to watch the launch live and then a few minutes later see the spacecraft pass over the UK, subject to clear skies. Anybody who watched the Spacex launch a few weeks back and the saw it over the UK will tell you how cool it was to see. This will be even better giving it is a manned mission. Enjoy........ All the details and a link to the youtube channel can be found on the link below https://www.meteorwatch.org/crew-dragon-watch-the-launch-then-see-it-fly-over-uk/#more-9006 Crew Dragon Watch The Launch – Then See it Over UK Crew Dragon – Demo-2. During the Coronavirus lockdown many of the UK public have been looking up each evening to see Meteors, Satellites, Planets, The International Space Station and more. Many have acquired a new found love of the night sky. If you have been joining in or even just started looking up, you are in for an amazing treat! On 27 May 2020 at 21:33 UK time (20:33 GMT) A SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket will blast off from Cape Canaveral Florida The mighty rocket will be carrying two Astronauts to the International Space Station inside a new Crew Dragon Spacecraft. This is the first ever commercial launch of Astronauts into space by a private company, SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-2. You can watch the launch live below. After lift off, you may be able to see the Crew Dragon spacecraft around 15 minutes later passing over the United Kingdom. An unmissable and historic sight! The launch is planned for 21:33 UK time. This may change, so stay up to date on launch timings with @VirtualAstro on twitter and Facebook. @VirtualAstro will also post up to the minute alerts on spotting the Spacecraft as it passes over the UK and Western Europe. Watch SpaceX Falcon 9 Carrying Crew Dragon Launch – Then Watch the Spacecraft fly over the UK! If all goes to plan, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon on top and the Astronauts inside will launch safely on time. The Spacecraft is carrying NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken. This will be the first historic commercial flight to the International Space Station since the Space Shuttle was retired. We should therefore see the Crew Dragon Spacecraft flying over the UK around 15 minutes after lift off. https://www.youtube.com/user/NASAtelevision
  4. If Chris Wilder was our manager there would be umpteen pages of posts saying he's shite and plays negative not easy on the eye football and that we are a massive club and should have a manager of higher calibre with a proven track record in the Prem.
  5. The cardboard cut outs are €19 each !!! Albeit the proceeds are going to charity. https://www.bundesliga.com/en/bundesliga/news/borussia-monchengladbach-fans-pay-for-cardboard-cut-outs-charity-coronavirus-10911 Unable to lend their vociferous support in the usual way, Gladbach fans have contributed to the 'Stay at home. Be in the stands' campaign in their droves. For €19.00, the 'cardboard you' will be installed in the stands, with the proceeds going to local charities. The Foals have even allowed for fans of other teams to order a cut-out which will be placed in the away end.
  6. A superb set from Idris Elba from Defected. This was live on Friday 22/5. Smashed it and it's on my play again list.
  7. Here we go, Bank Holiday Monday time passer if you are a animal lover, have kids or want a virtual day out. Something totally different. https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/events/25-05-2020/sanctuary-from-your-sofa SANCTUARY FROM YOUR SOFA 25 May 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00 It's been a while since our herd have had any visitors, so this bank holiday Monday, Sanctuary From Your Sofa is back! Join us LIVE on Facebook or on this page from 10am (UK time) as we return to The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth - home to over 200 animals. We'll be meeting a whole host of familiar faces, learning more about them and hearing from the wonderful team who are continuing to care for them behind closed doors. So sit back, relax and enjoy a day at the sanctuary from the comfort of your sofa. Here's a look at what you can expect... Schedule: 10am - Meeting the donkeys who live in the Sidmouth, Devon shelter 11am - Live chat with Visitor Services Assistant, Dean Hancock, who will discuss the sanctuary's humble beginnings, compared to where they are now 1pm - The charity's equine behaviour expert Ben Hart will chat about his role in the organisation 2pm - A virtual visit to Miniature Mediterranean donkeys in their paddock 3pm - The importance of keeping donkeys mentally stimulated will be discussed, and adoption donkeys Ashley and Zena will be taking part in enrichment activitie
  8. Yes, all players and those connected with being at the game are tested. Fine. The problem is that the UK government are failing in there promises for 100k people per day to have tests. This promise has been increased to 200k per day by the end of May. So far it's around the 75k mark. The chances of hitting the 200k mark are remote to say the least. So essential/key workers are not being tested yet those associated with football which is non essential are. It is morally wrong. I have no problem with football returning, but testing of essential/key workers should take the priority. Why not test all teachers to allow kids to get back to school? When there are enough tests to cater for these people then football should follow. Not before. The Government and the Premier League are imorrel in letting this happen which is clearly a decision based upon pound notes.
  9. check this out https://www.meteorwatch.org/ The International Space Station is visible in the UK in May The website has details of times it should be visible.
  10. Damon Albarn streaming live tonight.
  11. Not sure that the starlink launch is happening today as the web site has no updates that i can find I have found this launch that is happening later today which can be watched 'live' at 14.14 UK time The link below is the ula main site which is giving regular updates. It is also on their youtube channel link added below. https://www.ulalaunch.com/missions/atlas-v-ussf-7 ATLAS V TO LAUNCH USSF-7 • Rocket: Atlas V 501 • Mission: USSF-7 • Launch Date: May 17, 2020, at 9:14 a.m. EDT • Launch Location: Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida Mission Information: A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 501 configuration rocket will launch the USSF-7 mission for the U.S. Space Force. In a show of national solidarity this launch will be dedicated to honor front-line responders and those affected by COVID-19. This will mark the sixth flight of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-6). Launch Notes: This will be the 139th mission for United Launch Alliance. It is the 84th for an Atlas V rocket and the 7th in the 501 configuration. Launch Updates: To keep up to speed with updates, dial the ULA launch hotline at 1-877-852-4321 or join the conversation at www.facebook.com/ulalaunch, twitter.com/ulalaunch and instagram.com/ulalaunch; hashtags #AtlasV #USSF7 #SpaceForce #AirForce #AmericaStrong
  12. Some top names here....4pm today
  13. Seeing that also reminded me that neither can Tyrone......
  14. Players driving around town in their kit This is the biggest thing for me as to why football should not return until we have all of the front line essential workers/services being tested on a regular basis. It is morally wrong that non essential workers should be tested at the expense of those that really need it. The Government promised to have 100,000 tests per day in place by the end of April. This has yet to be achieved which is a disgrace in itself. Now, if by the time they are talking about testing non essential workers and footballers they have everything in place to cover all of our essential key workers etc, then fine go ahead with it. But until then it should not be entertained. The priorities are all wrong.
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