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by Aesma
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.
Replies: 64
Views: 9507

Re: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.

If your only issue is weather, can't you improvise ? Look at some app or website for rough weather estimates (something professional you can subscribe to quickly if you don't have that backup already), add alternates, tanker some fuel, and off you go ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 1859

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

In Paris we have homeless people despite a safety net. Not as many as I saw in San Francisco, but still. What I noticed in SF is that many people were walking while being clearly stoned. I'm not even sure they were all homeless. Here in France they're more commonly drunk.

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 191
Views: 12036

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwQRXSvgm5o
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Afternoon off work ah ah good one ! Are you European by any chance ? :d

My solution : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwQRXSvgm5o

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 1859

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Well there is an election going on, surely a candidate could propose something ?

And no, "taking care of homelessness" isn't it. Nor would typical GOP solutions aka unique solution to everything, cutting taxes, help.

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 191
Views: 12036

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

In such conditions solar should work well (with the caveat that heat reduces efficiency of PV panels).

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Wants to Give the F-22 Raptor an Early Retirement
Replies: 26
Views: 4446

Re: USAF Wants to Give the F-22 Raptor an Early Retirement

Yeah and "various allies" might have wanted the plane 20 years ago, when the US was expected to fly them for long and in numbers.

Now nobody would want them !

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 87
Views: 2782

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

Forcing people to take the vaccine is a crime imho. In this instance people are not being forced to take a vaccine. A medical faculty is acknowledging that the threat posed by SARS-coronavirus-2 can be mitigated by vaccination (the data to support this view are overwhemling) ergo if you want to wor...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 2702

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

And do US politicians really want the EU to invest more, in EU hardware ? I'm not convinced. Much better to have a "weak EU" as a reason for the US spending like mad on the military, spreading the money across all 50 states of course.

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 87
Views: 2782

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

I don't think forcing people to have a vaccine is a crime (as long as it is thoroughly tested), however this isn't what's happening anyway. People are free to not take the vaccine, there are consequences for their job, that's all.

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 1859

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Since one big issue that is causing other issues is the housing problem, and I know GAFAS have promised to build some, why doesn't the state invest in housing ? Not talking about changing laws (or marginally) because of course plenty of special interests don't want the situation to change, but just ...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s
Replies: 51
Views: 5550

Re: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s

Even if you go to fully "green" fuels, it makes sense to improve efficiency as much as possible, because these green fuels will cost more money than current jet fuel, probably double current prices, even at large scale.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election time: the Dutch version
Replies: 58
Views: 3302

Re: Election time: the Dutch version

Now there is also the Israeli coalition to keep us entertained.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City to be Possibly Demolished
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City to be Possibly Demolished

I would think developers would wait a bit to see where the office real estate market is going, post COVID.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 34
Views: 2188

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

Yeah and since she was the one breaking the law, her idea was clearly to use the cops against an innocent man, playing on the stereotype black man = thug.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 2702

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

The EU should never rejoin but act according to the EU interest only. Now this is FUNNY! I thought all Western interests are the same? They are, when the shoe is on the other foot. Other than the Brits and French, who else from Europe really contributed to Desert Storm? You can't tell me that if Sa...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386
Replies: 37
Views: 10712

Re: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386

If there is no breathalyzer test before taking the wheel of your car/truck, I don't see how there could be one to be a plane passenger.

Also, some people drink to calm their nerves, airlines wouldn't want to lose these customers.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 2702

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

I definitely think there should be a concerted "western" effort to counter China, and that has to start by being less dependant on it. Trump did it wrong, Biden might do it better, the problem is that now isn't the time : now it's COVID recovery time, and for that, cheap Chinese stuff is n...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386
Replies: 37
Views: 10712

Re: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386

Why divert for this ? If you have all the restraining stuff (zip ties etc.), the guy has calmed down, he obviously didn't have a plan (no weapon or tool), why not just continue on with the flight ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 34
Views: 1886

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

Yeah that's crazy. Didn't the first space tourist pay about 50mil, including a few days on the ISS ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs
Replies: 47
Views: 7526

Re: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs

Are short range, 4 passengers, electric eVTOL technically feasible ? Definitely yes. Issues are : - at what price point ? If helicopters aren't that common, it's mainly because of cost (the other issue being the noise). - what noise ? All eVTOLs promise to be quieter than helicopters - what safety ?...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 61
Views: 2517

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Just seen this on French TV, they showed a picture taken when he was evacuated and he had his head raised and eyes opened, seemed "OK" overall.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12645

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

For Baku, didn't Bottas get a "big rear wing" or something that proved utterly slow and made it impossible for him to pass any car ? Sky commentators were wondering if it was his choice, or if the better wing Hamilton got was the only one available.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs
Replies: 47
Views: 7526

Re: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs

Vertical Aerospace are one of the 30 entrants selected for the urban air mobility trials, which have EASA involvement, we'll see what they bring. https://www.businessairportinternational.com/news/technology/paris-to-launch-urban-air-mobility-trials-in-june.html Also, it turns out there is an electri...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European airlines want EU to scrap EU261 compensation rules
Replies: 8
Views: 2461

Re: European airlines want EU to scrap EU261 compensation rules

An UK airline just has to bribe the Tory party with a couple of thousands pounds and the law will disappear.

The article is misleading, airlines didn't have to pay anything. They just had to give the money back for flights they didn't operate. You would expect that in any industry !

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trinational FCAS Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 35492

Re: Trinational FCAS Programme News and Discussion Thread

The ITAR thing should be a given. NATO might not even exist when the plane will become operational.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 61
Views: 2517

Re: Euros 2020 thread

I'm not a football fan although I will watch my national team matches usually (during the tournaments, not the qualifiers or friendlies). I've read an article some time ago explaining that France was the source of many good players, thanks to how discovering and training them as kids etc. is organiz...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space junk
Replies: 26
Views: 1964

Re: Space junk

There are rules about satellites' end of life saying they should be put into specific orbits, however if something goes wrong, no rule is mandating you go up there to fix the problem. Yet.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs
Replies: 47
Views: 7526

Re: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs

No, but helicopters are VTOL aircraft. The vehicles we're talking about have several rotors, sometimes wings, sometimes their rotors can become props, none are traditional helicopters. And with electric propulsion, of course. It begs the question, though, why not just convert a traditional helicopte...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trinational FCAS Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 35492

Re: Trinational FCAS Programme News and Discussion Thread

There is no need to think about it really, we already saw what happened with Rafale and Eurofighter. Clearly wasted opportunities. However politics is a complicated thing. From articles we get here in France, one problem is that Germany is too aligned with the US, with many military brass just wanti...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs
Replies: 47
Views: 7526

Re: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs

At least the word investment isn't usurped, they're really investing some money. The large order is just PR. UALFAson : eVTOLs are for local transportation, 100 miles is enough. This might be possible in China, or elsewhere in the world, but not the US. The FAA has already hinted that this kind of ...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs
Replies: 47
Views: 7526

Re: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs

At least the word investment isn't usurped, they're really investing some money. The large order is just PR.

UALFAson : eVTOLs are for local transportation, 100 miles is enough.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 717

Re: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

BTW her main critique was that Islam and the Koran are full of violence.

The response she got ? Death threats.

Way to prove her point.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Air France want EU green funds used for jets
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Airbus, Air France want EU green funds used for jets

Usually the Green politicians are also dead against nuclear, even though it's the most CO2 efficient way to make electricity, and could be used at large scale to make synthetic oil and/or hydrogen.

They're trying to ban nuclear from getting any of the stimulus money.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?
Replies: 16
Views: 815

Re: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?

EV compete with ICE cars whereas computers competed with what, pen and paper ? Electric typewriter ? There is no comparison really. Where the comparison makes more sense is that indeed there are rapid improvements making older cars obsolete. That's why I would personally only consider Teslas at this...

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 717

Re: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

She didn't make any rant against Muslims (that would have been illegal) but against Islam which is legal. Saying that Islam is BS, etc.

I guess here too people focus on that, and the fact she received 100000 messages calling for her murder, rape, decapitation, etc., is honky dory.

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD
Replies: 33
Views: 6909

Re: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD

The aircraft met a flock of birds so it's possible the pilot was initiating the RTO even before the strike.

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 97
Views: 5045

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

If you have to make a law saying you're the best...you're probably not it !

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comlux 787 Direct from ICN to EZE today
Replies: 22
Views: 6291

Re: Comlux 787 Direct from ICN to EZE today

Deadheding has been mentioned (not for that latest flight) but in the case of an empty aircraft wouldn't we expect at least a tech stop, allowing to burn less fuel overall ?

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 717

Re: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

In the US would "everything go" under freedom of speech, or would either group face consequences ? Has there been any similar court case ?

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 717

France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57342528 A French teenager has attended the first day of a trial against 13 people accused of sending abusive messages after she posted videos criticising Islam. Mila was 16 when her first Instagram clip went viral. She has since received 100,000 hate messages, ...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32871

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

jfklganyc : you talk about the economy, well economists have considered the issue, too. Inaction will cost much more in the long run.

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 34
Views: 1547

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Saying "asylum seekers don't contribute to the system" is wrong. If they're integrated correctly they do contribute, and that doesn't cost that much to do. Plenty of jobs nobody in advanced countries want to do, that these people will take up. You also have doctors and engineers among asyl...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59040

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

We're talking about a Concorde like aircraft, which had economy seats (of the day, so not horrible pitch). If you install huge seats/beds in it, the economics that already don't work, fly out of the window !

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 102
Views: 4554

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

I would question if tennis is "Big Sport". It's an individual sport so billionaires can't own a team, for starters. The richest individuals involved are players themselves.

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 34
Views: 1886

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

The seat is up for auction, we'll see how much it will end up at. I would take it if it would be a tiny amount of my wealth, otherwise no, I would wait for more. I also heard on the evening news here about "going to orbit", which is distinctly not what is going on here, quite the opposite ...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32871

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

All of the above will probably be necessary, especially if the alternative isn't considered : making less children.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32871

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

The thing that's wrong is the failure to account for climate impact. It'd be nice if we had made more progress on this in the last few decades, but the political support wasn't there, and now we're up against a serious clock. We need to rapidly decarbonize the entire world economy. And when thinkin...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion
Replies: 19
Views: 905

Re: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion

The colorized footage stuff has been made in France for about a decade, the last one I saw covered the 1940 invasion. I knew of the exodus away from the invading armies and towards the south of France of course, but what I didn't know, not taught in school, was that at first there were orders to att...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 102
Views: 4554

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

Tournaments can't do anything about players retiring, there is no rule against that !

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