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  1. Wife and daughter are out, so made souvlaki and chips for me and the boy. Slow cooked lamb leg and various accoutrements.
    12 points
  2. 9 points
  3. I love that he runs off celebrating before it even hits the net. Quite brilliant. He was class today. We've missed him.
    8 points
  4. This is Britain. There is no corruption here. Just 100% old fashioned British honesty and integrity.
    7 points
  5. 1988 – The Dollywood Foundation Parton originally launched the organization in her home county of Sevier County, Tennessee, with the goal of decreasing high school drop out rates. She then started the Buddy Program, in which Parton gave $500 to every seventh and eighth grader who finished high school. According to the organization, the initiative was successful and the dropout rate declined from 35 percent to just 6 percent. 1989 – $500 scholarship Parton offered a $500 scholarship to every student in Sevier County who wished to attend Hiwassee College. 1991 – Eagle Mountain Sanctuary at Dollywood The 30,000-square-foot aviary managed by the American Eagle Foundation shelters the largest collection of “non-releasable” bald eagles. Parton’s efforts to preserve the bald eagle earned her the Partnership Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2003. 1995 – Imagination Library The Dollywood Foundation’s Imagination Library began sending one book per month to each enrolled child in Sevier County from birth until their first year of school. The library was founded in honor of Parton’s father, who was unable to read. As of now has given away 224,000,000 books. 2000 – The Dolly Parton Scholarship Every year, the $15,000 college scholarship is offered to five high school seniors in Sevier County, Tennessee. According to the Dollywood Foundation, the scholarship is awarded to those who “have a dream they wish to pursue and who can successfully communicate their plan and commitment to realize their dreams.” 2007 – Benefit concert for new Sevier County hospital The concert raised $500,000, and both Dollywood and Parton’s Dixie Stampede dinner theater pledged $250,000 each to the project, for a total of $1 million. LeConte Medical Center, the new hospital and cancer center in Sevier County, opened in 2010 and features a 30,000-square-foot Dolly Parton Center for Women’s Services. 2016 – Telethon after devastating East Tennessee wildfires The Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund, which aimed to help residents hit hardest in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, raised more than $13 million. Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Kenny Rogers, Lauren Alaina, Alison Krauss, Reba McEntire, Cyndi Lauper and more appeared at the event. 2016 – My People Fund To continue her wildfire relief efforts, Parton launched the My People Fund, which provided $1,000 a month for six months to families whose homes were completely destroyed amid the natural disaster. The fund also donated around $8.9 million to those in need. The initiative still helps residents pay for rent and utilities, plus food and mental health resources. 2016 – Special Merit Scholarship Parton awarded a $30,000 scholarship to two-year-old Evey Johns in celebration of Imagination Library’s accomplishment of shipping out one million books per month. 2017 – $1 million donation Following the release of her I Believe in You children’s album, Parton donated $1 million to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in honor of her niece, who was treated for leukemia at that hospital. 2020 – Coronavirus efforts Parton donated $1 million to coronavirus research at Vanderbilt University, which helped fund Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. Moderna’s vaccine is 94.5% effective against coronavirus, according to early data. 2021 – Middle Tennessee Flooding Relief Parton and her Smoky Mountain businesses raised $700,000 to help residents impacted by the catastrophic flooding in Middle Tennessee in October 2021. Parton chose United Way of Humphreys County to receive and distribute the donation at the suggestion of her friend and fellow country music legend Loretta Lynn. 2022 – Dollywood Education Coverage The Dollywood Co. announced in February 2022 that it will cover 100% of tuition, fees and books for any employee who is furthering their education. The investment in employee education was made via Herschend Enterprises, Dollywood’s operating partner. The program is available to all seasonal, part-time and full-time employees at Dollywood Parks & Resorts. Herschuend’s GROW U. offers more than 100 fully funded diploma, degree and certificate programs with 30 learning partners in areas including business administration and leadership, culinary, finance, technology and marketing. The company also provides partial funding — up to $5,250 per year — for 150 additional programs in fields including hospitality, engineering, human resources and more. Employees can enroll in the program on their first day of employment. 2022 – Pediatric Infectious Disease Research Donation Parton made yet another $1 million donation to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville in June 2022, this time aimed at helping pediatric infectious disease research. The donation will aid Vanderbilt’s Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases to continue its effort in understanding how viruses and bacteria cause disease, understanding and preventing resistance to antibiotics, diagnosing and treating infections in children with cancer and more. 2022 – Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy Parton received the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy in 2022. The award, presented by the international family of Carnegie institutions to honor innovative philanthropists, debuted in 2001 and is normally awarded every two years. It was not issued in 2021 due to the pandemic. And many, many more. Fell free to add your own. She could also knock up a decent tune and sing a bit...
    6 points
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    6 points
  7. Neville is every fit girl's younger brother.
    6 points
  8. Work-rate. Incisiveness. Nous. I don't ask for much. This is how it's gonna be. Build from the ground up. After a much improved display and decent result at Fulham, we move onto the second of 4 away games in succession (the first being the trip to Bergamo) when we visit the 'Grand Old Lady'. Like a grand old lady, it's seen better days decades ago and now stinks of piss. Countless times this season, Everton have come up against an equally shit opponent, dragged them down to their level and beaten them through experience. They and Ashley Young got a massive helping hand against Forest, who were denied 3 penalties. Forest's cry-arsing statement afterwards will not have helped their cause, as PGMOL don't take kindly to being called out for their shitness. They of course think they are doing a great job, and are backed up by Howard Webb's book of bullshit excuses. It seems as though every time Everton are staring at the abyss, there will either be 3 sides shitter than them, or they'll come up against an opponent having a stinker. We are absolutely not the former, and we absolutely must not allow ourselves to be the latter. Last season's fixture finished goalless, mainly thanks to the woodwork (the goalposts in this instance!) and the goalkeepers. For us, Darwin, Lucho and Mo all hit the frame of the goal, and for them it was Davies. The goalkeepers were kept busy, although the clearest opportunity fell to Everton debutant Maupay who somehow found Ali's arm when he had pretty much the entire goal to aim at. Bobby had a couple of efforts saved, and was still yet to score in a derby. Incredible really that for the best part of 8 years he was the central fulcrum of our attack yet never registered a goal in a derby. The blooshite were denied a late goal by VAR, who deemed Coady to be offside at the far post from a Maupay cross-shot. This was a far more clear-cut decision than the 'point of Sadio's elbow' decision by David Coote on VAR a couple of years earlier that denied Hendo a stoppage time derby winner (this was the game where Coote forgot that Virg had been recklessly crippled by T-Rex Arms). Fuck off Coady. We'd had a shit start to the season, especially away from home, so a point was better than nothing. Still shit though, considering Fat Frank was in the dugout for the blooshite. Our last game at Fulham saw an improvement in our general play, and more composure in attacking situations. We must do everything we can to get this game under control. Don't do anything that lets Everton off the hook or gives them a head of steam. Hopefully Everton's good fortune was used up against Forest. We should have everyone that was available for Fulham available again for the derby. I want maximum motivation, concentration, attitude and application from first minute to last. No excuses. Dominate them, control them, finish them. 3 points please. Get it done!
    5 points
  9. What a tramp. The mancs are like someone took everything you love about LFC and turned it inside out.
    5 points
  10. For me it is not about the decisions. It's about the appearance of impartiality. I've been banging on for ages about why there seems to be differing standards for what is classed as impartial depending on who the club/region is. It's a very clear thing and always has been, you don't ref your own team. Or that of rivals. Rivals can consist of rivals based on region or rivals based on league position, yet it seems to happen with complete inconsistency - Manchester refs can ref Manchester clubs for example. Merseyside refs don't get the same opportunity with Everton and Liverpool. Then there's the refs who operate abroad and take wages from owners of clubs in this country. And this follows on from what I've posted above. Neville is appalled because forest question the impartiality of the VAR. He's had a right old rant. But all we need is the appearance of impartiality for the whole house of cards to come crashing down. I've said this consistently. Howard Webb should be out of a job, because he thinks he is above these petty protocols.
    5 points
  11. I won’t be watching the final!
    5 points
  12. I dreamed of negative splits. For non runners he finished in 3:37:36 So pleased for him
    5 points
  13. Hope we twat them on Wednesday then the PL hit them with a 40 point deduction for being plastic flag waving cheating bastards
    5 points
  14. Still 0-0 at Wembley. The longer they can keep it 0-0 the more chance they can fluke a lucky goal late on. Coventry will obviously be hoping otherwise.
    5 points
  15. She should be in Hollywood. The recorder gets me every time.
    4 points
  16. I need a shit, meant to say pitch.
    4 points
  17. Excellent result from a good performance. Decent first half, good second half. Intensity and pressing was the best we’ve done for a while, and we also kept better hold of the ball. Until the substitutions that is, Salah gave it away three times in his first five minutes, Szoboszlai not much better, and Nunez offside two or three times. No doubt Klopp picked the right players today. Diaz our best player, both CBs good, and Jota and Gravenberch also quite good. Also have to give some credit to Elliott, never stopped running and all in all a decent performance from him.
    4 points
  18. Fucking hell, I don’t believe it! Tonight’s Antiques Roadshow is another repeat.
    4 points
  19. A team at our level can’t blame one poor pass on a season fucking up, ridiculous.
    4 points
  20. Fuck that cunt, he only takes an opinion if it suits him.
    3 points
  21. He's quite easily the most talented player we have. He's in his prime. Any new manager can mould him into whatever position they see fit, he's that good. It honestly blows my mind that people think that this talent should be fucked off.
    3 points
  22. Some of the half-time comments on here were excruciating. Fulham have beaten Arsenal at home and got the most home wins outside of the top 6. Yet we've controlled the match bar 1 usual brain-dead passage of play. Oh, and the away fans were great, from the outset.
    3 points
  23. Overall today so far we are resembling a team. Which is a massive positive.
    3 points
  24. Jota is crap as well. (Hopefully the works again)
    3 points
  25. Can you say the same about a few more :)
    3 points
  26. 3 points
  27. At the start of the season I had no expectations of winning the league this year. It's frustrating because we had a chance but we've dropped off at the worst possible time.
    3 points
  28. I wish Trent would fuck off with the shush and 1-0 gestures. You can do that at the final whistle - not two-thirds if the way through the first half.
    3 points
  29. I can’t believe the chanting against Harvey, what horrible ‘fans’
    3 points
  30. Forests next game is Man City….hopefully they get 3 dodgy penalties in that.
    3 points
  31. 3 points
  32. Well we've already had our hearts broken twice by hoping we can catch the cheating cunts, only to end up 1 point behind. It's managing expectations, and just focusing on ourselves rather than constantly hoping other teams fail and the inevitable disappointments when they don't.
    3 points
  33. It’s come - quicker than expected or needed in my mind, but it looks great - high hopes.
    3 points
  34. Price is about right given the poor quality components. Poor quality sausages make me sad.
    3 points
  35. A tremendously priced large breakfast. £4.60
    3 points
  36. I’ve never seen anyone more relaxed in my life as he headed out this morning. Thanks again for all your kind words and encouragement
    3 points
  37. Managed to complete my first ever marathon this week in Manchester!! My main aim was to finish the actual race, especially as I was raising money for charity, but I had also been eyeing up a sub 4 hour time. Absolutely delighted to not only finish, but also get the sub 4 hour with 3:58:10. Also had the added bonus of raising just over £3000 for The Marina Dalglish Appeal. Oh, and also managed to keep my running streak going before (and since - just!) the marathon (now at 1185 days)! Some pics and further information here.
    3 points
  38. The VAR officials need to be completely separate from the PGMOL officials and have their own boss that they are answerable to. This situation of the referees having their mates on VAR is ridiculous and is leading to mates covering each other’s backs. If a VAR official thinks a mistake has been made, they need to speak up and tell the referee “you need to have another look at that”. The very idea that Michael Oliver is arrogant enough to tell his PGMOL colleagues not to send him to the monitor is preposterous. If they are sent to the monitor and don’t change their original decision, that’s fine as long as they feel they can justify it.
    2 points
  39. That’s right. Without rules we are no better than the animals. Or Manchester City.
    2 points
  40. Good to see somebody who made good and wants to give put something back.
    2 points
  41. Time for one last mad game like Norwich away in 2016 ,so 4-5 to us!
    2 points



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