- Jan 26, 2003
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
- Southampton, San Antonio, Buffalo
Play in a simulated football league - find great movies and TV shows - play Werewolf - play video games (try our Minecraft server) - argue about politics - listen to music - keep up with science news - play board games - just gasbag - discuss true crime - and so much more.
Gaso, mate, you have issues...On a lighter note..had a dream that Trump and Pence visited me last night and I had to make them cups of coffee. I left the lounge room and made the coffees. When I came back Trump was giving dead arm punches to Pence, saw me and pretended he wasn’t doing it.
Man, I wish I was as high as you were, when you wrote this...On a lighter note..had a dream that Trump and Pence visited me last night and I had to make them cups of coffee. I left the lounge room and made the coffees. When I came back Trump was giving dead arm punches to Pence, saw me and pretended he wasn’t doing it.
Would say this is different. Decisions and message are far more immediate than in the other cases.Anyone who knows anything politics understands that in a crisis like this the President's approval ratings go up. Wartime, 9/11 etc.
The thing is how long they last. George Bush Snr had record approval ratings in 1991 after the First Iraq War. Lost to an unknown from Arkansas with a pants problem in November 1992.
Only a neophyte would be in any way surprised by this.
It is interesting, don't want to put too much pressure on individuals but the lack of input from JMac is concerning.There just isn't enough scoreboard analysis in this thread.
Could someone hit me with another half a dozen sets of numbers, then provide some type of in depth extrapolation?
Do we have any fresh Trump stuff?
Insurance companies exist to make a boatload of money.Oh boy, don't you love insurance companies:
One of Australia's biggest life insurers moves to cut off payouts to customers who die from COVID-19, including frontline doctors.www.abc.net.au
Although, it should be noted that this "Australian insurer" is owned by the Japanese insurance giant Dai-ichi Life.
Fremantle Dockers assistant coach Anthony Rock provides personal insight into financial struggles already hitting staff after being let go
Craig O'DonoghueThe West Australian
Thursday, 26 March 2020 4:00PM
Fremantle assistant coach Anthony Rock has provided a personal insight into the financial challenges already hitting club personnel after the AFL shut down this week.
Rock was among the 75 per cent of Dockers staff to be stood down on Tuesday and is now considering finding part time work to help his family.
The North Melbourne premiership rover relocated to Perth from Victoria where he still has property and has two children attending private school in Western Australia.
He said the loss of income would be a major challenge but it was important to stay positive.
“I’ll have a chance to do some online study and get out and do some part time work,” Rock told Fox Footy Live.
“I’m looking forward to whatever lies ahead and am trying to be as positive as we can.
“There are so many people that have been affected by it and the only way through it is to try and be positive. Hopefully we can get back and resume at some point because it’s critical for the nation clearly.
“I need to bring the bacon home. We’re doing a renovation back in Melbourne so it’s not a great time financially for us. We’ll get through.
“My wife works remotely here in WA on east coast time. We’ve got two kids in private school so we just need to, like every other family, get through it as best we can and deal with what comes our way.”
Clubs are expected to dramatically reduce their numbers of assistant coaches when games resume in a bid to make up for the money lost during the coronavirus crisis.
Rock said he was hopeful of still having a job at Fremantle when the shut down ends.
But this isn’t the first time his AFL job has been taken away.
Rock worked as an assistant coach in Victoria before returning to the workforce and coaching amateur teams.
Former Dockers coach Ross Lyon brought him back to the AFL and Rock said having experience outside the game would be beneficial.
“I’ve been through situations before where you get tested,” Rock said.
“I was out of the industry for a period of time and worked with a company called Smith and Nephew in the medical field. I did that for a 12-month period. I coached high level community football which I really enjoyed.
“I’ve been at the other end where I can see a perspective. I look at this as another obstacle in the way that everyone needs to overcome.”
Haha - you continue to be a major source of entertainment.Look at a chart on the internet, report basic statistical trend, blame X politician, then collect your PhD in viral epidemiology.
Coronavirus: US deaths pass grim milestone
America has reached a grim milestone as the number of deaths linked to coronavirus passed 1000 in the country on Thursday (local time). The number of reported deaths associated with the disease in the US was at least 1050 as of Thursday morning, according to NBC News, and there have been more than 68,000 reported cases across the nation. Globally, reported deaths passed 21,000, according to Johns Hopkins University in the US.
The situation in New York, which is now the epicentre of the virus in the US, is at breaking point, as the death toll rose to 385 (as of Thursday midday, local time) with more than 37,000 cases confirmed in New York, an increase of more than 7000 over a 24-hour period. It comes as Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the number of people infected in the city could be as many as four million of New York’s eight million inhabitants.
Fiorello “Fred” Santoro, 83, a former Bronx homicide detective, told News Corp Australia that he had “never known anything like it”. “I’ve seen a lot of things, but this is worse than 9/11, worse than Hurricane Sandy,” Mr Santoro, a native New Yorker, said. “It’s bad, really bad. And de Blasio is a moron. But Cuomo’s been great.
Mr Santoro’s sentiments echoed those of many New Yorkers who have slammed the performance of Democratic mayor, Bill de Blasio, during the crisis, praising instead Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has become the face of the crisis in the struggling city. “As upsetting as it is to be in New York right now, I’m thankful we have a real leader in Andrew Cuomo who is doing his f***ing job,” New Yorker Sean Singer told News Corp Australia. “He’s at the frontline and he’s making decisions for us and letting us know what’s going on. Where’s de Blasio?”
MILLIONS OUT OF WORK IN THE US
Meanwhile, nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week – more than quadruple the previous record set in 1982 – amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The surge in weekly applications was a stunning reflection of the damage the viral outbreak is doing to the economy. Filings for unemployment aid generally reflect the pace of lay-offs.
The pace of lay-offs is sure to accelerate as the US economy sinks into a recession. Revenue has collapsed at restaurants, hotels, movie theatres, gyms, and airlines. Auto sales are plummeting, and car makers have close factories. Most such employers face loan payments and other fixed costs, so they’re cutting jobs to save money. As job losses mount, some economists say America’s unemployment rate could approach 13 per cent by May. By comparison, the highest jobless rate during the Great Recession, which ended in 2009, was 10 per cent.
The economic deterioration has been swift. As recently as February, the unemployment rate was at a 50-year low of 3.5 per cent. And the economy was growing steadily if modestly. Yet by the April-June quarter of the year, some economists think the economy will shrink at its steepest annual pace ever - a contraction that could reach 30 per cent.
Many people who have lost jobs in recent days have been unable to file for unemployment aid because state websites and phone systems have been overwhelmed by a crush of applicants and have frozen up. That logjam suggests that Thursday’s report on filings for unemployment benefits actually understates the magnitude of job cuts last week.
With layoffs surging, a significant expansion of unemployment benefits for the millions who will lose jobs as a result of the coronavirus outbreak was included in an economic relief bill which passed through Congress and goes to the House for final approval. One provision in the bill would provide an extra US$600 ($A1000) a week on top of the unemployment aid that states provide. Another would extend 13 additional weeks of benefits beyond the six months of jobless aid that most states offer.
Separate legislation passed last week provides up to US$1 billion ($A1.65 billion) to states to enhance their ability to process claims. But that money will take time to be disbursed. The bill, expected to top $2 trillion ($A3.3 trillion), also bails out businesses, hospitals and local governments. The package authorises US$1200 ($A2000) cheques for all adults who earn up to $US75,000 ($A125,000) and creates enormous loan programs for businesses.
A generous boost of US$600 ($A1000) per week in unemployment pay led to a final road bump when a group of Republicans sought unsuccessfully to change the bill so the unemployed could not get more than 100 percent of their prior pay. The package creates a $500 billion loan program run by the Treasury Department to assist businesses struggling to stay afloat. Loans to President Donald Trump’s businesses and those of members of Congress, other officials and their families are banned.