About

This site is the companion blog for twitter.com/WSoccerExpress.  At this time, please follow my Twitter feed for all the news I post. This blog will mainly be used for original news and analysis items plus summaries of foreign language news items.  When the news is minor or just breaking, I may just link to the appropriate news source instead of blogging it here.

All posts on this site, unless otherwise noted, are written by me, R.D. Welch. I can be contacted via Twitter (@WSoccerExpress or @rd1899) or email (gmail.com username is “wsocexp”).

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About the links in my tweets:

Links to posts in this blog and files hosted by this site will be linked to via a third-party link shortening service using a custom short domain: “wsocx.com”. This is for two main reasons:  (1)  They make tweets look less messy and more professional, while (2) provide some basic analytical data for tweet engagement on Twitter.

 

Foreign Language News Sources:

Sometimes, a news story, especially if it’s just breaking, may only be available in a foreign language. I’ll try to re-blog that news story in English, here, if I have time and if it’s important enough. For minor items, I may just note the source link.

If you’re not fluent in the foreign language and want to read the whole story, please use Google Translate to translate the webpage.  The resulting translation may not be perfect, but you should be able to get the gist of it.

If you’re using Google Chrome on a desktop computer, it has a built-in translating icon in the address bar that should appear when you visit a page that is primarily in a foreign language that Chrome recognizes.  Otherwise, one can right-click on the web page and, if available, select “Translate to English” (or whatever your default language is) to have Chrome translate the page.