Liverpool defeats Chelsea in UEFA Supercup Final – Biggest Draw for me? The Referees!


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❝ A team of female officials taking charge of the European Super Cup will change the way women are perceived in the game…There are few arenas in football that provide the visual challenge to the way society views female involvement in “a man’s game” more than the sight of a female referee.

Here’s the tale of the match from the GUARDIAN. I watched it live on the telly and it was a fair, hard-fought match, evenly-matched and well played. And very well officiated. Another step into a better future.

Oh yeah…double overtime and PKs down to the last kick to resolve the score.

The Climate Has Already Changed

❝ The Washington Post…published a massive, interactive feature on the effects of climate change in the United States, headlining the story by promising to illustrate the corners of the country that are warming fastest as the effects of a century’s worth of carbon emissions take hold.

❝ Climate change doesn’t warm the globe equally, according to the article, and some parts of the Lower 48 have already crossed the critical threshold of a 2 degrees Celsius temperature increase.

❝ “Today, more than 1 in 10 Americans — 34 million people — are living in rapidly heating regions, including New York City and Los Angeles. Seventy-one counties have already hit the 2-degree Celsius mark,” according to the article. Alaska is the fastest-warming state in the country. Rhode Island has already crossed the 2 degrees Celsius mark. New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts are close. The article includes an searchable graphic that produces the increase in temperature for U.S. counties.

If you’re still catching a free peek at the POST, more power to you. Retirees managing their resources tight enough to maybe live as long as they’d like to…are more pennywise than that. Here’s a link to the Washington POST article. As more folk quote it – it will become available in widespread fashion. Sounds like a good one.