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    It is getting harder to ignore that some countries are banning large gatherings and sport events are affected.

    The latest casualty is getting closer to home. The IAFA has postponed indefinitely the 2020 World Junior Football Championship.

    No Team Canada for now!

    If things get out of hand Canadian university sport could be in trouble this autumn. Maybe the CIS will not have to find a venue for the 2020 Vanier Cup Game. As it is, news of cancellations like the IAFA event could make it even harder to find a host for this year's Vanier.
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    For the record... We are working on a plan to host a U20 WJC in a Canadian city in 2021.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mullin View Post
    For the record... We are working on a plan to host a U20 WJC in a Canadian city in 2021.
    But,,,but..how ?? We'll all be dead from the virus by then
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    Which arguably is better than slowly agonizing from Climate Change over the next...18months, 3 years. 7 years, 12 years. Or whatever date Greta plucks out of thin air next

    Is it the truth or did you see it on NBC ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExiledFan View Post
    Which arguably is better than slowly agonizing from Climate Change over the next...18months, 3 years. 7 years, 12 years. Or whatever date Greta plucks out of thin air next
    Right, because it's not as if over 97% percent of scientists agree that climate change is a threat to our planet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrus View Post
    Right, because it's not as if over 97% percent of scientists agree that climate change is a threat to our planet.
    Don't bother. I've known ExiledFan for about thirty years. If the republican president said it, it's the THRUTH, even though 97% of the scientific community says differently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenris View Post
    Don't bother. I've known ExiledFan for about thirty years. If the republican president said it, it's the THRUTH, even though 97% of the scientific community says differently.
    Nothing to do with Dems or GOP , I was merely poking fun at the fact that depending on who I chose to believe , The Secretary General of the UN, CNN, The crazy Congresswoman from Brooklyn or our very own Cath Mckenna, I will have died 4 times when I finally reach retirement age.

    Yes Climate does change, yes human certainly have some impact on it.

    Do I believe in the Doomsday cult increasingly ridiculous preditions... Hell No

    And for the record.... That 97% study...does not say what people , including apparently you my good friend, think it said.

    There's no secret conspiracy about, it nothing hidden from view, just one stupid misquote that took on a life of it's own and altered the perception of the whole thing.

    What John Cook and his team from The Concensus Project publihed in 2013 , after their statistical analysis of close to 20K abstracts of papers and articles from various scientific, scholarly and media sources , was a report that concluded that between 90 to 97 % of Climate Experts agreed that human activities contributed to Global Warming . He edged his bet with the 7% bracket because some of the source materials in the study ( about 2k documents ) were getting dubious peer reviews even then.

    Journalists didn't care, they went with the larger number and 97 stuck.

    And then...the real damage came from all places...from the White House. President Obama, while giving a speech misquoted the very recently published report and you guessed it...used 97% of Scientists. Since the only thing Obama and Trump have in common is that THEY are never wrong....there was no walking it back. 97% of scientist became the "Official US Gov, approved " way of speaking about it. The UN gladly followed suit and the rest is "misquote history"

    I'm not saying the original study is wrong, althought Cook himself never hid the fact that he was trying to produce a BIG number that would help climate activist in their lobbying with Govs and Big money ppl, and influence public perception of the Climate "crisis". He is rather proud of how it turned out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrus View Post
    Right, because it's not as if over 97% percent of scientists agree that climate change is a threat to our planet.
    Turns out some of the predictions from the pandemic models have already been as wildly overstated as the climate change models.

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    ^^^^^^^^

    I was not intending a discussion on climate change but the more immediate effects of the new virus. We have had epidemics in the past that did great damage. Today we have more knowledge and tools to combat epidemics. One of things we know is to limit the opportunity of a virus to spread by limiting human interactions. Thus we have people being quarantined and large gatherings being banned.

    By August, we may have defeated Covid -19 or if it still is spreading we may indeed see things like sport events being cancelled --including uSport ones.

    I guess I have more interest in the possibilities than most on this forum. When I was very young I worked as a lab tech in a Health Canada lab that dealt with all kinds of micro-organisms--before I headed off to the Pharmaceutical industry. My ex worked for Health Canada all her career.

    I had grandparents who told me about the great Flu epidemic of 1918. Yes I am that old. A quick check reminds me that the Spanish Flu killed 20+ million worldwide. 55,000 in Canada. 520 in what was then a very tiny Ottawa. We are lucky that we have the knowledge to combat that happening again. We should take that knowledge seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ottawafan View Post
    ^^^^^^^^

    I was not intending a discussion on climate change but the more immediate effects of the new virus. We have had epidemics in the past that did great damage. Today we have more knowledge and tools to combat. One of things we know is to limit the opportunity of a virus to spread by limiting human interactions. Thus we have people being quarantined and large gatherings being banned.

    By August we may have defeated Covid -19 or if it still is spreading we may indeed see things like sport events being cancelled --including uSport ones.

    I guess I have more interest in the possibilities than most on this forum. When I was vary young I worked as a lab tech in a Health Canada lab that dealt with all kinds of micro-organisms--before I headed off to the Pharmaceutical industry. My ex worked for Health Canada all her career.

    I had grandparents who told me about the great Flu epidemic of 1918. Yes I am that old. A quick check reminds me that the Spanish Flu killed 20+ million worldwide. 55,000 in Canada. 520 in what was then a very tiny Ottawa. We are lucky that we have the knowledge to combat that happening again. We should take that knowledge seriously.
    Good post....and I'm sorry if I contributed to the distraction.
    It's just that I'm really tired of " dying every few months" of the outrage /policy/crisis "du jour". It activated my sarcasm reflex !
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExiledFan View Post
    Good post....and I'm sorry if I contributed to the distraction.
    It's just that I'm really tired of " dying every few months" of the outrage /policy/crisis "du jour". It activated my sarcasm reflex !
    It is a problem when people cry "Wolf" too many times and we become complacent because of it.

    My health has not been damaged by Covid-19 but my retirement funds have!! The fear of economic activity being reduced by Covid-19 is causing world stock markets (and interest rates) to plunge. My accounts show it . Alas, they will eventually bounce back sometime after the virus is defeated.

    It would add insult to injury if Covid-19 wiped out my university football season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ottawafan View Post
    It is a problem when people cry "Wolf" too many times and we become complacent because of it.

    My health has not been damaged by Covid-19 but my retirement funds have!! The fear of economic activity being reduced by Covid-19 is causing world stock markets (and interest rates) to plunge. My accounts show it . Alas, they will eventually bounce back sometime after the virus is defeated.

    It would add insult to injury if Covid-19 wiped out my university football season.
    I know how you feel, I work in the Trucking Industry, we do Canada-USA-Mexico with Drybox trailers and flat-beds, and container transport all across QC. Want to guess how bad we got hit when the chinese shipping slow-down combined with the rail blockades ?!? ... Any kind of restriction to the Cdn-Usa traffic will surely cause lay-offs and for some of the less solid firms it could mean shutting down.
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    Here we go:

    Montreal was to hold the World Figure Skating Championship later this month and now it is cancelled.

    The San Francisco Warriors of the NBA will play a game on Thursday---in an empty stadium.

    Sports could be in trouble for a while.
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    So, what you're saying is that maybe, with their approach to Vanier 2020, USports is ahead of the curve?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenGuy View Post
    So, what you're saying is that maybe, with their approach to Vanier 2020, USports is ahead of the curve?
    I did suggest that in a previous post --and who is going to bid on the 2020 game now that the possibility that it would be played without fans is real.

    Just 5 minutes ago the NCAA announced that March Madness will be played in arenas without any fans in them.


    https://nypost.com/2020/03/11/march-...f-coronavirus/

    Perhaps CIS football will be played this autumn without any fans in attendance. At some schools it will not be noticed.
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    NCAA announced today that they would hold the March Madness in empty arenas. Teams, staff, families. That's about it, rest will be empty seats.

    NBA have been talking of doing the same for about a week now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marton View Post
    NCAA announced today that they would hold the March Madness in empty arenas. Teams, staff, families. That's about it, rest will be empty seats.

    NBA have been talking of doing the same for about a week now.
    NBA just suspended it's season
    https://www.rds.ca/basketball/nba/la...irus-1.7275475

    People already at the Thunder's game were sent home when the game was "postponed"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExiledFan View Post
    NBA just suspended it's season
    https://www.rds.ca/basketball/nba/la...irus-1.7275475

    People already at the Thunder's game were sent home when the game was "postponed"
    https://www.rds.ca/videos/basketball...ball-3.1364437
    And the NHL follows
    https://www.rds.ca/hockey/lnh/covid-...ites-1.7275841
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExiledFan View Post
    --and the CFL has cancelled the regional combines in Montreal and Edmonton and the main one in Toronto.

    --not sport--but music--the Juno Awards have been cancelled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ottawafan View Post

    --not sport--but music--the Juno Awards have been cancelled.
    OH MY GAWD !!!! I've been so wrong! The End of the World is truly upon us, If the "tartists" are now cancelling some of their navel-gazing events.
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    March Madness has been officially cancelled.

    https://nypost.com/2020/03/12/march-...irus-outbreak/

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    The Usports Men's and Women's Hockey Championships have been cancelled. This in spite of already having played some quarterfinal games.

    Ottawa was sure lucky to get the Bouncy-ball championships done before the mud hit the fan.
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    The last hope for Sports Networks to have some non-re-run pro sport programming to broadcast just died.

    All Elite Football activities in the UK have been postponed until at least April 3rd.
    Premier, EFL, WFL and the FA Cup games.
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    You'll be playing the cute woman in the lab coat or one of the GI Joes ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExiledFan View Post
    You'll be playing the cute woman in the lab coat or one of the GI Joes ??
    The woman. It's not because I'll be looking for hours on end at a pretty woman instead of a man's ugly behind, I'm because a scientist (of course).
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