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    FYI Aichi Regional Championships is taking place, and yesterday Kanako placed 1st in the SP.
    Kanako said she wishes to be of help to those affected by the EQ/tsunami.

    http://hochi.yomiuri.co.jp/osaka/spo...OHO1T00038.htm

    Today it's FS and results should come anytime soon.

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    Thank you to both genki, for the NHK English feed, and to sorcerer, for the Aichi news.

    American media are getting strongly on my nerves, too.

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    New ISU Statement March 13th:

    The ISU sympathizes deeply with the Japanese people in this monstrous natural disaster and extends its wishes of support and comfort to all those affected. Since the beginning of this crisis the ISU is monitoring the situation closely in cooperation with the Japan Skating Federation (JSF) who in turn is in contact with the competent and concerned Japanese authorities. The ISU has noted the JSF’s initial input regarding the situation in Tokyo and respected their initial desire to maintain the Championships as planned. However, the recent developments since Saturday, in particular the developments in the Fukushima nuclear plant are very worrisome and also resulted in travel advisories from many countries to avoid travelling to Japan until the situation is settled. The ISU continues to monitor the situation in cooperation with the JSF and the Japanese authorities in order to come to a conclusion as to maintaining or cancelling the Championships in Tokyo scheduled for next week. While the ISU is awaiting thedeclaration of the competent Japanese authorities that should be forthcoming shortly, the ISU will release a further statement as soon as possible but latest in the morning of Monday, March 14, 2011 (European time).

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    Quote Originally Posted by trains View Post
    The ISU sympathizes deeply with the Japanese people in this monstrous natural disaster and extends its wishes of support and comfort to all those affected. Since the beginning of this crisis the ISU is monitoring the situation closely in cooperation with the Japan Skating Federation (JSF) who in turn is in contact with the competent and concerned Japanese authorities. The ISU has noted the JSF’s initial input regarding the situation in Tokyo and respected their initial desire to maintain the Championships as planned. However, the recent developments since Saturday, in particular the developments in the Fukushima nuclear plant are very worrisome and also resulted in travel advisories from many countries to avoid travelling to Japan until the situation is settled. The ISU continues to monitor the situation in cooperation with the JSF and the Japanese authorities in order to come to a conclusion as to maintaining or cancelling the Championships in Tokyo scheduled for next week. While the ISU is awaiting thedeclaration of the competent Japanese authorities that should be forthcoming shortly, the ISU will release a further statement as soon as possible but latest in the morning of Monday, March 14, 2011 (European time).
    Where was this posted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trains View Post

    Thanks, I was looking at the ISU's fs page and couldn't find it.

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    No problem! So it looks like a decision will be made by tomorrow the 14th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trains View Post
    No problem! So it looks like a decision will be made by tomorrow the 14th.
    Yes, and they have to. It is unfair for all the participants to be left in uncertainty anylonger.

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    If they cancel, won't there be any WC this year or will they just organize it somewhere else ASAP ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisou View Post
    If they cancel, won't there be any WC this year or will they just organize it somewhere else ASAP ?
    If I would know, I would tell you, this is a rhetoric question, most likely nobody here on this forum is able to respond to. And I personally have no interest in assuming or presuimg, so I will let things unfold as they may.

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    I don't see how they could get another country to host Worlds in such a short time but i hope they do.

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    On Saturday, the ISU president said the safety of nuclear power plants is the biggest concern. The situation can't be considered "safe" yet, but it hasn't gotten worse. The explosion of a plant facility caused some radioactive release but it was contained locally and poses no health threats now. Aftershocks can happen in anytime. Probably not so worrying as long as Tsunamis are closely monitored. The new problem is the electricity shortage. Tokyo Electric Power Co. announced to execute planned selective outage in Kanto region staring from Monday morning. There is a difficulty to distribute large amounts of electricity from the western Japan due to the frequency difference. This might seriously affect a huge electricity consuming event like WC. I'm guessing the best scenario is to postpone a few weeks and move the venue to western Japan (e.g. Osaka). The nation and media will take a little more time to settle down.

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    Scott Russell just interviewed Skate Canada's Michael Slipchuk on CBC. I missed the beginning but Slipchuk basically said Skate Canada is waiting for ISU's decision and will do whatever is asked to help the situation in response to question about possibilities of postponement and relocation, mentioning Vancouver as one of the possible alternative sites. Tessa and Scott are in fine form, having run through both programs in simulated competition with judges last week. So is Patrick and they are all ready if the event goes ahead.

    editing to clarify that it was Russell who brought up a list of alternate cities, not Slipchuk volunteering any information.
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    They are dealing with 3 reactors and the situation is dire.(In case of 3 miles island melt down, it was only one reactor.)
    ABC said they most likely to melt down in a few days. Tokyo is only 70 miles away from those plants. My heart is aching. Although I found myself lucky to be able to find out that my family in Japan is ok, I just suggested to them that they may stay with me in US for a while.(If they can get out.)

    One more thing is that the possibility of M7 aftershock happening in three days is 70 %. My friends in Japan experienced so many after shocks that they said they got used to them.(Some of them were as big as 6.5)

    This is the time to pray for Japan, not worlds.

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    It is always the radiation that's my concern. Tokyo can cope well with earthquakes as it has been doing for a few days now. As bad as the consequences of the earthquake + tsumani are, the casualities is a very small percentage of the population affected. In case of a nuclear meltdown, almost 100% of the people in the area will be adversely affected, possibly very severely and for a long time. Iodine is far from enough protection.

    Prayers are needed indeed. And maybe evacuations as well. I pray and hope for the best and if not, that the authorities will act responsibly, intelligently and swiftly.

    Sending good thoughts and white lights to Japan.

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