You completely misunderstood my post. I was not referring to the ***** (where in my post did I say that this deadly ***** is 'normal'???), nor 'the way it was handled by government bodies, etc.' Where did you get all of THAT from my post?? I never once mentioned any of what you are referring to in your remarks. They make no sense in relation to what I initially posted. I was referring to the disrupted SCHEDULE that we apparently (we, meaning the skating community, skaters, coaches, their other support systems, and fans) must now deal with, and somehow work around. Especially if Worlds happens in October (which IMO shouldn't happen), with the pre-Olympic season just a few months after. Like it or not, it's our new normal, though I very much hope that we go back to our OLD normal very soon after this god-forsaken ********* hopefully slows down at some point.I don't understand comments such as "this is our new normal." There is nothing normal about this *****, the way it was handled by governmental bodies, other so-called expert agencies, the media, or the way societal norms and freedoms are being dismantled at rapidly.
When there is a coordinated mishandling of something so universal like say, a global *********, across so many levels within society meant to guide/lead/protect us, why are we throwing our trust behind them? Warning signs were evident and now suddenly, I need to forfeit my right to assemble? To self-isolate while the few things I loved like art and sport, are stripped away? No, this is not normal. This is not aimed at anyone on this forum; I am just sad seeing where this is heading, for those who will be impacted by the *****, and for the rest by measures enacted to 'protect' us as we move forward in a 'new normal' of self-isolation, military-aided quarantines, restricted movement, and worse.
Regarding its impact on FS and these World Championships; Merkel stated 70% of Germany will get the *****, the rate of contagion, the mortality rate, etc. are insane. if everything is so inevitable and catastrophic, what is the harm in allowing a sporting event to continue for those who wish to participate? Or, are we saying that it CAN be contained? If so, shouldn't have these bodies been more focused on restricting the flights that enabled athletes and others to enter and leave the country with or without this airborne ***** than on the 4 minutes they spend on the ice?
Sorry, I know I sound like a loose cannon, but nothing adds up.
"Athletes and coaches from all over the world, welcome to Montreal! But, wait. Oops. It's too dangerous to enter that building so please, enjoy our city's restaurants, get into our mass transit system en route to the airport, and disperse back amongst your populations.
"Oh, and folks, once you get back, don't even think about gathering 1,001 of you together to discuss creative ways of helping out because events of 1,000 are banned now in your city. No, silly, you aren't going to be properly tested or incubated; but, your 2nd job has been lost, your child's school has been closed, and you need to head into immediate self-isolation to await a ***** that despite all of this, 70% of you will get! Have a safe flight and remember, this ***** jumps over 4m, so while we pack you all in like sardines, we are going to need to ask that you refrain form kissing loved ones as it may kill them. And if it doesn't, the ***** will eventually. But, really, don't hug them ever again.
For more guidelines from the people you should trust because... toilet paper... just provide a DNA swab because there is absolutely nothing confusing or alarming about our behavior."
As a result of the recent United States’ travel ban of 26 European countries and the state of New York’s restrictions on gatherings over concerns of the spread of the *********-19 *****, U.S. Figure Skating and the International Skating Union (ISU) are unable to organize the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships® 2020. The event was scheduled to take place April 3-4, 2020, in Lake Placid, New York, United States.
This is not surprising as I read your post several times and also this clarification and still can't figure out exactly what you are trying to say.You completely misunderstood my post.
We may get back to "normal" in the Fall (or hopefully sooner) but the experts are telling us that pandemics every so many years are actually our new normal just like climate change is. SARS, Bird Flu, Swine Flu, Ebola, *********-19, and a few other initials I can't remember are going to be followed by the next set of initials and the next.Like it or not, it's our new normal, though I very much hope that we go back to our OLD normal very soon after this god-forsaken ********* hopefully slows down at some point.
Makes sense to me.I was referring to the disrupted SCHEDULE that we apparently (we, meaning the skating community, skaters, coaches, their other support systems, and fans) must now deal with, and somehow work around. Especially if Worlds happens in October (which IMO shouldn't happen), with the pre-Olympic season just a few months after
Clean up some of the markets around the world trading in exotic animals, and with poor hygiene.I wonder if there is anything we can do about it to stop this? Vaccines are after the fact. Perhaps not be so scared of regular germs so that we are disinfecting everything all the time, buying anti-bacterial everything? Since that is the opposite of what it takes not to spread these super-viruses, I can't see that happening.
I meant to stop the next one and to stop the progression of them. I feel like we're really f'ing up the environment in so many ways and Mother Nature is fighting back.Who knows. Hopefully it clears up way before Oct.
That could help. We shouldn't be trading exotic animals anyway.
Clean up the streets in San Francisco - and stop making excuses for people (homeless or not) who are using the public sidewalks, etc., as their own personal toilet...
Is that how the now ******** made the jump to humans?Clean up the streets in San Francisco - and stop making excuses for people (homeless or not) who are using the public sidewalks, etc., as their own personal toilet...
What rankings are you talking about? In any case, countries earned their Worlds spots in Saitama in 2019, and haven't yet gotten to use them; it's not unfair to anyone to push those spots ahead.Plus it seems completely unfair to me for the 2021 Worlds spots, as well as rankings for initial draws, to ignore the 2019-20 results where every competition was held except for the World Championships.
They have one, the World Standings.Perhaps it is time for the ISU to develop a ranking system for all of the skaters
A lot of skaters would be doing shows and taking time off in the next couple of months anyway, so rinks closing now might not be such a problem in terms of on ice training.Well this thread has gone off track...
So are skaters even going to be able to TRAIN new programs for 2020-21? While it's no longer the elite training center that it once was, the University of Delaware closed it's two ice arenas indefinitely on March 12.
Many people have speculated that skaters may get a head start on next year, but will other rinks close since they are gathering spots? Has anyone heard if Any other major training centers have closed recently?
Thanks, here is the list...
1-10 Chen, Hanyu, Aymoz, Brown, Aliev, Jin, Cha, Nguyen, Uno, Tanaka
11-20 Danielian, Morisi, Grassl, Rizzo, Vasiljevs, Brezina, Zhou, Fentz, Selevko, Shmuratko
21+ Litvintsev, Kerry, Bychenko....
USA 3 to 3
JPN 3 to 3
CHN 2 to 2
RUS 2 to 2
ITA 2 to 2
CZE 2 to 1
KOR 1 to 2
CAN 1 to 2
1-10 Kostornaia, Trusova, Shcherbakova, Kihira, Young, Tennell, Bell, Miyahara, Wakaba, Yelim
11-20 Kurakova, Paganini, Safonova, Ryabova, Schott, Peltonen, Kiibus, Urushadze, Tornaghi, Feigin
21+ Hongyi, Pineault, Bausback, Meite
RUS- 3 to 3
KAZ- 3 to 1
JPN - 3 to 3
USA- 2 to 3
KOR- 2 to 2
CAN- 2 to 1
1-10 Boikova, Sui, Tarasova, Peng, MTM, Pavliu, Cain, Calalang, DMG, Hase
11-20 Tang, Ziegler, Miura, Walsh, Hocke, Ghilardi, Barquero, Magyar, Hamon, Keriven
CHN 3 to 3
RUS 3 to 3
FRA 2 to 1
CAN 2 to 2
ITA 2 to 2
USA 2 to 2
AUT 2 to 1
GER 2 to 2
1-10 Pap, Sin, Chock, Step, Gilles, Hubbell, Guig, Wang, Fear, Hawayek
11-20 Lajoie, Smart, Zagorski, Laur, Kaliszek, Souc, Reed, Nazarova, Kazakova, Muller
RUS 3 to 3
USA 3 to 3
CAN 3 to 2
FRA 2 to 2
ITA 2 to 2
GBR 1 to 2
CHN 1 to 2
Thank you so much for that. They are simply exquisite!
That's ridiculous and you know it, but nice try.Is that how the now ******** made the jump to humans?
Exactly, which would also include eliminating the pile of hypocrisy crap thrown at them.Homeless people are at risk. They need help, not judgmental crap thrown at them, too.
Almost all of the major ********* illnesses in my lifetime have been zoonotic, and are believed to have made the jump from animals to humans through the food chain. HIV, Ebola, H1N1, and now *********-19. Not SARS which I believe was transferred through bat guano, but still, another good reason for not eating animals.