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#WTF FIFA

Tune in tomorrow to see what happens next in the crazy soap opera world that is FIFA.

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The world’s governing body of soccer has a long history of making dubious decisions. Here are their most recent WTF moments.

[update num=3]Update #3 — July 2, 2015; 10:22 AM[/update]

Inept FIFA Forces Women’s World Cup Opponents To Share Hotel

Makes for an awkward time at the free continental breakfast.

Morgan Brian’s collision raises scrutiny of FIFA’s concussion rules

This just in brain damage is bad, perhaps we should stop letting players play when their brain has been rattled.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter will not attend Women’s World Cup final in Vancouver

Surprising absolutely nobody. I was hoping for COPS in Canada FIFA Edition with Sepp running through an alley in a dirty white tank top.

Fifa arrests: US asks Switzerland to extradite officials

COPS in Switzerland FIFA Edition is still a possibility, fingers crossed.

Why bad refs are a huge problem for women’s soccer

An older article but seem appropriate after the blown calls during both semi-final matches.

Why men need to stand with women’s soccer to confront FIFA

Robbie Rogers speaks the truth.

[sep] [update num=2]Update #2 — June 26, 2015; 9:18 AM[/update]

Sepp Blatter: Fifa president says he did not resign

Don’t ever change you crazy glorious kook.

Russia’s 2018 World Cup preparations are a mess, on and off the field

The projected cost for Russia was $22 billion but they don’t have $22 billion

[sep] [update num=1]Update #1 — June 23, 2015; 9:31 AM[/update]

I’m on fire.

Is Fake Turf safe for Women’s World Cup soccer players and other living things?

Spoiler….NO.

Not well planned.

[sep] [update num=0]Original — June 17, 2015[/update]

Close adviser reveals Blatter could stay on as FIFA president – Fox Soccer

The weight of decades worth of corruption became too much and Blatter the manical genius behind the curtain finally caved in and resigned. Or did he? All he needs is a hockey mask and machete to complete the evil trifecta.

FIFA targets female players with gender verification guidelines – ESPNW

An appalling double standard where women have to prove their women.

Nigeria’s harsh homosexuality policy comes to light prior to clash with U.S.

FIFA doesn’t feel a need to get involved in this particular issue despite it’s own mandate of “develop football everywhere and for all”.

Sums it up Nicely

Stephen A. Smith is wrong: Women’s World Cup players don’t avoid headers because of their hair

Not FIFA but definitely a giant pile of sexist WTF.

Brazil chief emulates Sepp Blatter with depressing sexist comments

You can read everything he says or just look at this:

Sepp Blatter’s Most Embarrassing Outbursts

There’s are older outbursts but always worth revisiting.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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RVAH2O Now Giving the People the Straight Poop on Sewer Overflows

This real-time technology and data makes Richmond’s the first “Smart Sewers” in Virginia.

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Full credit to Whit Clements for giving me that headline of this announcement from RVAH2O.

Big Update (and Upgrade!) for Combined Sewer System Overflow Events in Richmond! 📣

Real-time data is now viewable in an interactive map that looks just like the one above so you can know exactly where and when overflows occur (and plan your James River visits accordingly!).

(The map is linked in perpetuity in our bio as “Check for Combined Sewer System Overflow Events Here” but you can also bookmark the link for rainy days!)

Here’s how it works: just hover over (or, on your phone, click on) any of the remaining 25 overflow points in Richmond to see the last time combined flows were discharged—and just like that you’ll be up-to-date!

Red triangles give you a quick notification that there’s been an overflow event in the past 48 hours. 🔺

When you see yellow boxes, that means our team is recalibrating those sensors and meters. 🟨

This up-to-date system will replace the email alerts of the past (which were triggered and automated when it rained 0.1″ at the @richmondairport, which doesn’t always reflect rainfall within city limits).

This new map uses:

  • meters at each outfall to quantify flows
  • rain gauges in Richmond
  • real-time data that’s updated continuously!

This real-time technology and data makes Richmond’s the first “Smart Sewers” in Virginia (we love being trendsetters)! 🧠🌊

And this system will help us to maximize and fully utilize the capacity within our system to prevent overflows and reduce overflow volume!

We know y’all love accurate information and continuous updates, so we hope you’ll love this upgrade and map made for you too!

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Mass Vaccination Site at Richmond Raceway Reopens Today

If you qualify for a booster, or have not yet been vaccinated, you can schedule an appointment at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877 VAX-IN-VA. Officials said walk-ins are also welcomed.

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The Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at the Raceway will resume COVID-19 vaccine operations Tuesday, Oct. 12 and will operate Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

If you qualify for a booster, or have not yet been vaccinated, you can schedule an appointment at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877 VAX-IN-VA. Officials said walk-ins are also welcomed.

More from Vaccinate Virginia on who is eligible for the booster.

Certain groups are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster, if they received the Pfizer vaccine and if it’s been 6 months or more since their last shot.

We recommend these groups receive a booster this fall:

  • Ages 65 and older
  • Residents in a long-term care setting
  • Ages 50-64 with an underlying medical condition.

In addition, these groups may also benefit from a booster this fall:

  • Ages 18-49 with an underlying medical condition
  • Ages 18-64 with an increased risk COVID-19 because of where they work or live.

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Today is Last Day to Register to Vote in 2021 General Election

Make sure your voice is heard and register to vote today.

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Register to vote, update your current Virginia voter registration, apply to vote absentee by mail, or view your polling place, election district, absentee ballot status, and voting history at the Department of Virginia Elections website.

Don’t forget that this election if voting by absentee you’ll need a witness signature.

In 2020 at total of 5,975,696 people were registered to vote an increase of 6.18% from the previous year. Of those 5.9 million, 4,486,841 or 75.08% actually voted. The population of Virginia is around 8,536,000.

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