12-7-2011 December 7 2011 Update




December 7, 2011
Five USA Softball games to be streamed live from ISF Junior Women’s World Championship

CAPE TOWN — The local organizing committee for the IX International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Women’s World Championship (19-Under) in Cape Town, South Africa, announced that five of the 2011 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team’s pool play games will be webcast live through the official tournament website (http://jwwc2011.co.za/).

The top ranked Americans open the tournament Thursday against Canada at 7:30 p.m. South African Standard Time. Team USA’s opener and pool play games against China (Friday at 2:30 p.m.), New Zealand (Saturday at 12:30 p.m.), Botswana (Monday at 12:30 p.m.) and Czech Republic (Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.) will be streamed live from Turfhall Softball Stadium.

All Junior Women’s World Championship games played on Field 1, as well as the Closing Ceremony, will be streamed through the tournament website. On the first two days (Dec. 7-8) and the last two days (Dec. 16-17), seven-camera broadcasts will be done. Games played Dec. 9-15 will be shot with a single camera.

Live stats for all USA Softball games will also be available through Gametracker at USASoftball.com. In addition to the games that are scheduled for live streaming, Team USA will play host country South Africa on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and Puerto Rico Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. The playoffs and medal rounds are Dec. 15-17.

For all 66 games played at the Junior Women’s World Championship, the tournament website will also be updated at the end of each half inning with the current score. Team and tournament statistics will also be posted on the tournament website at the end of each day.

Spy NOTE: The ASA press release does not note the difference between time in the USA and South Africa.  SAST is Greenwich Mean Time + 2 hours.  Eg, it is now 9:15pm EST Wednesday in Virginia, and, 4:15am Thursday in South Africa, a 7 hour differential. The US West Coast is 3 hours behind the East Coast, a 10hr difference; ASA OKC is 8 hrs.  Times confirmed by World Clock.


Oft-quoted humor, Leno et al


This one has been doing the rounds for a while… No offence intended to any nationality.

The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats
and have therefore raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.”

Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even
“A Bit Cross.” The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in
1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized
from “Tiresome” to “A Bloody Nuisance.” The last time the British issued a
“Bloody Nuisance” warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish

The Scots have raised their threat level from “Pissed Off” to “Let’s get the
Bastards.” They don’t have any other levels. This is the reason they have
been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.

The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror
alert level from “Run” to “Hide.” The only two higher levels in France are
“Collaborate” and “Surrender.” The rise was precipitated by a recent fire
that destroyed France ‘s white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the
country’s military capability.

Italy has increased the alert level from “Shout Loudly and Excitedly” to
“Elaborate Military Posturing.” Two more levels remain: “Ineffective Combat
Operations” and “Change Sides.”

The Germans have increased their alert state from “Disdainful Arrogance” to
“Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs.” They also have two higher
levels: “Invade a Neighbor” and “Lose.”

Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat
they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels .

The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy.
These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy
can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.

Australia , meanwhile, has raised its security level from “No worries” to
“She’ll be alright, Mate.” Three more escalation levels remain: “Crikey!”,
“I think we’ll need to cancel the barbie this weekend” and “The barbie is
cancelled.” So far no situation has ever warranted use of the final
escalation level.



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