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  Grin
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21:40 25.01.2019
Well, not a lucky day for Alina, poor girl, she made several mistakes.
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  Grin
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21:45 25.01.2019
So, Sofia Samodurova is new European champion, Alina takes silver.


P.S. There are several skaters yet to come, but they won't change anything.

P.P.S. Going to work on a treadmill a bit, I feel sad about Alina. Hope she will regain her confidence till worlds.
See you )
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  Redhead
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22:01 25.01.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Alina will skate in 5 minutes. Alina wasn't looking very confident during the warmup. I wish her confidence and luck
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How wonderful. I can't find any one picture of Daniel on his own at the School Assembly and without the school logo on his uni from tired to edit and this and that — I can't send the pic because the uniform and school logo he is wearing. That is too personal for me to give out the school my kid is at - on this forum. I am sorry.

But these are from our Isle of Wight pictures — Daniel loves the Isle of Wight in particular, cause of Dinausars and the history and all that

Daniel «knighted» at Carisbrook Castle

Just deleted the pics, as don't want them to hang here for too long.
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  Redhead
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22:16 25.01.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> I'm fine thanks. They made me a proposal, but it wasn't what I expected. They are thinking now about another variant. It will take some time.
quoted1

Everyone says «I am fine» regardless, from what I can gather your new project is somewhat stalled, cause you are basically not happy with the offer and they are working on it.

You should try and apply for a Bloomberg job. All you need is a financial degree/qualification and some other language knowledge, which you obviously have — Russian.

Bloomberg don't employ people via any agencies, they hold recruitment fair events in London and they love Russians, etc.

https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/Reviews/Bloomberg-L-...

https://www.bloomberg.com/careers/

Apply for their jobs, and it is a stepping stone to a career in the City — proper career - broking houses, investment banks, merchant banks, etc — after a couple of years at Bloomberg.

Honestly, it is not as hard as it seems. Apply online for their jobs and if you are selected for an interview, they will organise it, pay for you to come, etc.

P.S. Let me know if I can help in any way .
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  Redhead
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12:43 26.01.2019
Grin (25771),

P. S. By the way did you know that Michael Bloomberg's Dad is from St Petersburg and his maternal grandmother is from Belorus?

When I worked for Bloomberg there were lots of Russians working there.

The only downside of working there is the hours. Cause it is an American company — the hours are long (it used to be 8:30 till 6 pm when I was there).
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  Oleksa Єromіn
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21:27 27.01.2019
Redhead (Expat), Hello! I have just read some news on 'Українська правда' and they write, citing Times, that insiders in your government tell they're thinking about martial law in the UK. I hope they are exaggerating.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/uk-ready...
And what's about Irish — UK border? It's told that non-deal Brexit can just ruin («поставить крест», how can I say it in this context?) your treaties with the Irish and put the beginning to new terror in Northern Ireland.

It sound a bit malicious. What can you tell about this?

P. S.: I will answer on our music posts later. I have found some great French and not only compositions.
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  Redhead
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15:49 28.01.2019
Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
> ⍟ Redhead (Expat), Hello! I have just read some news on 'Українська правда' and they write, citing Times, that insiders in your government tell they're thinking about martial law in the UK. I hope they are exaggerating. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/uk-ready...
quoted1

They are not exaggerating. There are preparations now being made re No Deal Brexit. They are scared of violence and riots erupting here.
There is a lot of negativity at the moment, scare mongering:

Brexit will leave the UK 'unstable' for decades with violence on the streets and independence referendums in Scotland and Northern Ireland, EU intelligence secret report warns
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Intelligence officials said Britain could see instability for decades after Brexit
A secret report suggested there could be violence in the coming weeks
Warning Scottish and Northern Irish independence votes could follow Brexit
Analysis claims the far-right could stir up violence if Brexit is frustrated

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6639399...

I honestly don't know what is gonna happen, we all thought that Brexit was not gonna happen, but people voted out. These are unpredictable times. One thing is for sure — Brexit will happen in one form or another, they can't get out of it now, it is a democratic country and it is important to respect the results of the people's vote.
Re — the Irish issue — no one wants the border on the island of Ireland, but if it is a No Deal Brexit — there will be a border between the Northern Ireland and the Republic and yeah, it could potentially lead to terror from the Irish nationalists. Those guys don't «mess about» — as they say.

But the English won't stand for their vote not being respected either. They don't particularly fear losing Scotland or Northern Ireland, they just want to get out of the EU and don't want to be held back. You know — when the Scottish Referendum was going on here, a lot of the English were saying things like «Let them go, let them do whatever they like». You see — there are only 6 million people in Scotland and 1.8 million in Northern Ireland. It is peanuts. Because 60 million live in England. All the wealth and the economy is here. And the EU don't want Scotland or Northern Ireland without England, so they are blackmailing the UK with the Irish border issue (Good Friday agreement — Belfast peace process). They are trying to introduce the backstop, which will keep England in the customs Union and single market indefinitely. Here the Brexiteers don't consider this a proper Brexit.

I wish they never bothered starting all this shit with Brexit. But now — there is honestly no telling as to what is gonna happen. Everyone was hoping for a deal and May is still trying to win over the Parliament — there is another vote tomorrow. But I don't think it will be approved, as the EU have not been moving an inch so far — on the issue of the Irish border.

This was the map of the vote — Red is to Leave, Blue — remain. As you can see — almost the whole of England voted to leave (although the results were close 52 to 48% in most boroughs).





Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
> t's told that non-deal Brexit can just ruin («поставить крест», how can I say it in this context?
quoted1

I don't know how to translate the idiom «поставить крест» — I would say "put an end to", «violate the Good Friday Agreement Treaties «- something like that.
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  Grin
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22:31 28.01.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
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> Honestly, it is not as hard as it seems. Apply online for their jobs and if you are selected for an interview, they will organise it, pay for you to come, etc.
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> P.S. Let me know if I can help in any way.
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Thanks for the adivce. I'll check it later
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  Grin
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22:33 28.01.2019
Redhead (Expat),
I promised to post here some new interesting perfomances from European championships (if any)

You know, I'm not a fan of ice dance, but this pair is worth watching for sure
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  Redhead
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22:12 31.01.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> You know, I'm not a fan of ice dance, but this pair is worth watching for sure
quoted1

I am not a fan of figure skating at all, but you are relentlessly trying to make me one. All the figure skating videos you are posting are lovely.
I wish I had time to get interested in anything like that at the moment. I am studying and passing exams at the moment, it is the training I have to undergo before taking on my new role. Today I woke up at 5 am, revising for the tests I've had to take today all day. It is crazy.
Studying and taking exams is so different from your usual comfortable work schedule, where you know what to expect and so on. And on top of that — in between — everyone is banging on about Brexit, scaremongering and all that. I met some employees from Barclays at one of the tests today (their investment branch, not retail banking) and they are all terrified that some operations are gonna be moved over to the EU.
But at the same time — everyone thinks this is all gonna be temporary. Similar thing happened here when we didn't join the Euro back in the 90s- that is what a lot of people are saying.
At the end of the day — Barclays or Santander or any of them — they are British banks. Some jobs might be moved temporarily (in many cases — together with the actual employees from GB), but the banks remain British, under the British ownership and jurisdiction, etc.
There is a lot of nervousness here in general at the moment in the City re Brexit. Thank God, our firm is not like that. We are not moving anything abroad. But we are a small firm — relatively small in the context of the investment and banking industry here. My husband's bank have been preparing for a No Deal a lot. He might have to travel more to Europe on business trips — going forward, but he travels a lot on business trips anyway — Hong Kong, New York, Singapore, Europe, etc. So I am used to it.
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  Grin
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09:59 01.02.2019
Hi all

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> I am not a fan of figure skating at all, but you are relentlessly trying to make me one. All the figure skating videos you are posting are lovely.
quoted1
I do obviously
Figure skating is a beautiful sport, it brings positive emotions to many people. I hope figure skating will become more popular around the world in the future)

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> I wish I had time to get interested in anything like that at the moment. I am studying and passing exams at the moment, it is the training I have to undergo before taking on my new role. Today I woke up at 5 am, revising for the tests I've had to take today all day. It is crazy
quoted1
I switched to another department recently. So, I can understand what are you talking about. It is hard but it helps you to develop yourself as a professional. I wish you luck and determination to overcome all the difficulties you meet.
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  Redhead
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11:08 01.02.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
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Thank you.
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  Redhead
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23:41 01.02.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Figure skating is a beautiful sport, it brings positive emotions to many people. I hope figure skating will become more popular around the world in the future)
quoted1

It is traditionally more popular in winter countries. Here people are more into football, rugby, cricket, horse racing etc. It is also because of the bookies (bookmakers — betting shops). Gamblers place bets there on everything, especially on horses. But here they bet on anything — even political stuff — like the outcome of some election, vote, etc. But I don't see why one can't bet on the outcomes of figure skating championships — like- bet on Zagitova or Medvedeva or Kostornaya to be the first, the second, etc. I guess that is because figure skating doesn't get that much coverage here (unless it is Winter Olympics or something or some huge international event) — the bookies assume that folk won't bet on figure skating, cause the folk don't know jack about it. (jack is slang for jackshit, meaning «nothing»).
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  Grin
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11:40 02.02.2019
Hi

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> But I don't see why one can't bet on the outcomes of figure skating championships — like- bet on Zagitova or Medvedeva or Kostornaya to be the first, the second, etc
quoted1
Actually, some figure skating fans do bet on the outcome. One of my fellow fans from the US always bets against his fave a small amount of money. So if his fave wins — he is happy, when his fave loses, he is comforted with a small amount of money he won

Btw, Russian junior nationals — one of the most interesting events in figure skating world in this season will be held this weekends. I'll post some videos later.
https://twitter.com/Teamkostornaya/status/109127...
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13:18 02.02.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Actually, some figure skating fans do bet on the outcome. One of my fellow fans from the US always bets against his fave a small amount of money. So if his fave wins — he is happy, when his fave loses, he is comforted with a small amount of money he won
quoted1

That's very clever. To be a successful gambler you have to be very cool headed. But most gamblers aren't. Gambling problem is a huge thing here in the UK. I once knew a guy (his girlfriend was my best mate at the time, this was ages ago) — he had a huge gambling problem — he lost his property over it and his relationship in the end. But he was a very smart gambler — won tons of money, but just couldn't stop. He used to spend a lot of his time in the casinos, etc. Once he came into a casino with just £300 quid and gambled for two nights and days solid on the roulette and blackjack, etc. and at one point had £300,000 out of it. Can you imagine? And then lost it all. It is easily done on the roulette you know. And I was like «Are you nuts? Even if I won £10,000 I would have probably been happy and walked out there and then — happy as Larry». And his answer was «Then you would have never got to £300,000». But I said to him «You lost it all anyway — you lost the £300,000». And he said «No, I lost just £300, cause that's what I walked in with». And then I realized — for hardcore gamblers like him — it is not about the money at all, it is all about the process and the adrenaline and all that- trying to chase that moment of feeling on top of the world — chasing it and chasing it. Ultimately — they couldn't care less about the money and that is usually what brings them to their demise. It is like drug addiction in a way. Excessive gambling is a huge problem in Britain you know.
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