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Paul Tuon 4 days ago
Soccer player scores from 110 yards, possibly breaking world record

On Saturday March 18, 2023, a goalie for a Chilean soccer team may have set a new world record when he kicked from his own goal area -- a distance of about 110 yards -- that resulted in a goal.

Leandro Requena, goalkeeper for Cobresal in the Chilean Football Federation, took a goal kick (from his own goal area) during the team's game against Colo-Colo and the ball sailed into the opposing team's goal.

An amazing feat and hilarious as well.

"I wanted to take the kick quickly as we have done so many times at altitude, to try to catch the rival off guard and it came out a little stronger than normal," Requena told Radio Bio Bio.

Team officials estimated the goal was kicked from a distance of about 110 yards. The current Guinness World Record for longest goal in a competitive soccer match is 105 yards and was set by British player Tom King in January 2021.

"I asked Juan Silva, the club's manager, if the request for the record application was really going to be made and he told me, 'Obviously yes,'" Requena said.

The goal happened in the 77th minute of the game tallying the score to 3 - 0 in favor of the Cobresal.

But toward the end of the game Colo-Colo scored a meaningless goal as time was about to run out, making the final score 3 - 1 with the Cobresal winning the game easily.

Here is the video of the March 21, 2023 play:
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4 days ago
Paul Tuon 1 week ago
Can you spell "u-p-s-e-t" ???

Yeah, #8 Arkansas (72) vs #1 Kansas (71)

That is a HUGE upset!!!
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1 week ago
Paul Tuon 1 week ago
"Tip of the Day":

Here is how you can beautify your website's background using images.

Get your image ready whether it is a .jpg, .png, .gif, or any other extension out there and it will work just fine:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
background-image: url('image_folder/your_image.jpg');
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-size: cover;
background-attachment: fixed;



That is it!!!
Very simple!!!


You have to use CSS and you can put it in a CSS file or embed it inline like it is here.

Use the body tag and specify the properties like shown here. The URL is the location where you store your image at.

The property background-repeat contains a value of no-repeat to tell the browser to not fill the entire webpage with a smaller image size [by repeating the image several times to fill the entire webpage.]

You see, you would think that the browser would know how to display the image just once but it doesn't. This is because your image comes with no size or dimension specified and since the property says background the browser is going to fill the entire background with several (repeated same) image.

If your image came with a default size of, say, 1200px by 1200px then the browser would know how to fill the entire webpage with the image just once and not repeating the image several times.

Now since your image came with an unspecified size/dimension the browser will display the image using the default size and fills the entire webpage by repeating the same image several times until the entire webpage is filled with your image.

By specifying the property background-repeat with the value of no-repeat it tells the browser to display the image just once, but you want to display the image the entire webpage, and what do you do?

And that's what the background-size: cover is for, to fill/cover the entire webpage with the image just once.

You also need to use another property in conjunction with background-size and that property is called background-attachment with the value of fixed.

This makes sure that the entire element is always covered, and the background image will cover the entire element, with no stretching (and the image will keep its original proportions)

There you have it!!!
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1 week ago
Paul Tuon 1 week ago
Oh, the trend is heading in the wrong direction for horseplayers (myself included).

Today I just learned (from DRF article) that NYRA is planning to install a one-mile synthetic track inside its two turf courses at Belmont Park.

“The time is right to add this option for use during both training and racing,” said Glen Kozak, NYRA’s senior vice president of operations and capital projects, in the press release.

David O’Rourke, NYRA’s chief executive officer, told the board that NYRA plans to write races for the artificial surface during the winter months, provided that racing is consolidated at Belmont Park under a plan sought by NYRA to use a state loan to rebuild the track.

In the spring, O’Rourke said, the synthetic track would only be used in the event that weather or wear-and-tear forces races off the turf.

Okay, let's hope that it's not a regular occurrence like Gulfstream Park does with its races, in which, they are mixing both dirt and Tapeta races 50% / 50% ratio.

In other words, Gulfstream Park is running dirt races 50% of the time and also running Tapeta races 50% of the time.

That is quite a lot for me to stomach.

If NYRA goes the way of Gulfstream Park they will lose my wagering dollars as I will not put my money on synthetic or Tapeta races.

Synthetic and Tapeta races are so unpredictable and tough to handicap.
And that's why I have an unfavorable view of these two surfaces and I rarely play their races.

Hopefully, NYRA limits their synthetic and Tapeta races to an absolute minimum.
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Paul Tuon 1 week ago
On Wednesday morning (of March 15, 2023), the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a PPI (Producer Price Index) report that showed lower-than-expected inflation for the month of February. Prices were expected to rise .3 percent, but instead they fell.

The February producer price index expected to be up 3/10. But it was down 1/10 of 1%, I repeat: down 1/10 of 1%!

The news comes on the heels of a CPI report that President Joe Biden pointed out “shows annual inflation is down by a third at a time when the unemployment rate remains near a 50-year low.”
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Paul Tuon 1 week ago
It's tax season January 1 - April 15 every year and I've always wanted to create a program to enable anyone to file tax on my website, but I ran into trouble in getting PDF to work online.

I guess I don't know how to program PDF file to accept front-end information online from filers and in the back-end grab those information and process it using PHP or any other server-side language.

Does anyone know how to get PDF front-end information from users online when they fill out their tax information and then grab those same information similar to grabbing HTML form like $_POST or _$GET?

I will pay you if you can tell me how to do it.

Contact me via my email at
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Paul Tuon 1 week ago
For those of you who watch PBS regularly, particularly the 5:00 p.m. (Central Time Zone) BBC World News America hosted by Laura Trevelyan, should have a feeling of a lost as the news broke today headlining that Laura Trevelyan quits at BBC weeks after apologizing for her family’s past slavery links.

It is a huge lost:

BBC World News anchor Laura Trevelyan has announced that she is leaving the BBC after 30 years to play a role in uprooting the legacy of colonialism in the Caribbean.

Trevelyan’s decision comes just weeks after she apologized to the people of Grenada for her family’s links to slavery. “We apologize for the actions of our ancestors in holding your ancestors in slavery,” she said in a letter signed on February 27, 2023.

Here is Laura Trevelyan's tweet on March 14, 2023 about her leaving BBC:

"A new chapter is starting for me. After thirty incredible years at the BBC, I’m leaving tomorrow - to join the growing movement for reparatory justice for the Caribbean. Thank you to my beloved colleagues and to our amazing audience. I couldn’t be more grateful to you all."

I feel a little sad and a lost for a great news journalist but also admired her resolve to correct her ancestors' past slavery conduct. She should be commended for her resolve.

That a girl!!!
You go do what your heart is telling you to do.

For those who don't know who Laura Trevelyan is, here is here picture:
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Paul Tuon 1 week ago
Today's news headline:

"Second Bank Fails In Spreading Crisis ......"

What's up with the banks these days?

Just last week (Friday March 10, 2023), it was the collapse of the Santa Clara, Calif.-based SVB, or Silicon Valley Bank, which housed assets of Roku and many other tech companies and startups.

And today, Monday March 13, 2023 (3 days later), another bank just went belly up. This time it is New York-based Signature Bank, which caters to crypto clients.

Hope it's not a trend like the one in 2008: The Housing Crisis.
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Paul Tuon 2 weeks ago
This weekend's stakes play (Saturday 3/11/2023):

The San Carlos Stakes (at Santa Anita)

Here is the post position order with morning line odds:

1. Holden the Lute (ML 6-1)
2. Forbidden Kingdom (ML 8-5)
3. Spirit of Makena (ML 4-1)
4. Clem Labine (ML 20-1)
5. Get Her Number (ML 9-5)
6. Howbeit (ML 5-1)

I'm playing Forbidden Kingdom (the favorite in the morning line odds) to win.

I'm hoping his final toteboard odd will be *even money* or higher -- 6/5 -- perhaps ???
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Paul Tuon 2 weeks ago
Oh, my goodness! -- Just read an article at the DRF that one of my favorite racetrack announcers, Vic Stauffer, is no longer calling races at Oaklawn Park. It's a shame to lose one of the best in the business.

Come to think of it, one particular race that Vic Stauffer called that sticks in my mind to this day, is when he called a race at Hollywood Park a long time ago when it was still opened.

During that race-calling duty while the race was still going on and was half-way done -- an earthquake rattled Southern Califorina, mainly in the Los Angeles area where Hollywood racetrack was located -- instead of panicking like everyone else in the building, Vic Stauffer (somehow) managed to find humor in the mid of an earthquake while calling the race by saying: "...... racing fans .... I just want to let you know that I love you ......," or something like that.

Now who would do that? Everyone was scared to death of the shaking of the building and Vic Stauffer found a humor to go along with it.

Yeah, only Vic Stauffer!!!

Here is the link to the article:

Here is a tweet response from Vic Stauffer on March 10, 2023 (from Las Vegas while competing in the NHC):

"I've separated from @OaklawnRacing. I thank them for 6 1/2 GREAT yrs. We disagreed about the severity of a tweet I recently posted. Respect their opinion. In LV to enjoy competing vs fellow horse players in the NHC. Humbly appreciate all the well wishes. Our game is the BEST! VJS."

According to the tweet response (above) from Vic Stauffer, it seems that Oakland Park didn't like what Vic Stauffer had to say in his tweet.

Was it an offensive tweet or was it some kind of politically incorrect tweet?

Ahhhh ... I would love to see that tweet to learn more.

Anyhow! -- oh well! -- hopefully, he'll get another chance at another racetrack soon.
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