MIRACLE MAN OISIN MAKES LONG AWAITED RETURN TO FINN PARK

first_imgOisin is welcomed home to Finn Park by Ollie, Shane & Aidan as he came to support his USL team-mates today.Finn Harps U19 star Oisin Merritt made his long awaited return to Finn Park earlier this afternoon for the USL clash between Finn Harps and Bonagee United.Oisin had played for the Finn Harps reserve side several times earlier this season, before he suffered a serious injury while holidaying in Santa Ponsa in June.Doctors were astounded by Oisin’s miraculous recovery and continues to get stronger since returning to Ireland last month to begin his rehabilitation. On Friday, Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher visited him for a kick about before heading to Croke Park for yesterday’s All-Ireland quarter-final victory over Armagh.Oisin posted on his timeline on Facebook, “Me and the two main men out for a kick about, what a visit that was. Absolute gentlemen!His day then got better when doctors allowed him to return home for the weekend.Today, players and management at Finn Park were absolutely delighted to see Oisin return to Finn Park to cheer on his USL teammates.  MIRACLE MAN OISIN MAKES LONG AWAITED RETURN TO FINN PARK was last modified: August 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Finn ParkHome-page NewsOisin MerrittSportlast_img read more

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Warriors report: Steve Kerr considers Luka Dončić an All-Star

first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *DALLAS – If only Warriors coach Steve Kerr had the final say. Then, Dallas forward Luka Dončić would know his itinerary during NBA All-Star weekend from Feb. 15-17 in Charlotte, N.C.“He’s already an All-Star,” Kerr said of Dončić. “I don’t know how the vote is going to shake out, but he looks like an All-Star player to me.” Plenty of NBA fans agree. …last_img

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Winter Plant’s Thermostat Keeps It Cozy As a Skunk

first_imgSkunk cabbage.  Pew.  Do you like the meditative name “Zen plant” better?  Well, meditate on how this amazing plant keeps warm while it emerges through the last snows of winter.  Skunk cabbage is one of two plants known to regulate its body temperature.  Science Now reported on research by Japanese scientists who studied its thermostat. First, they tracked the spadix [central stalk] temperatures of two wild populations of skunk cabbage over time and compared them to the air temperature.  After making sure the fluctuations were not just random noise, the team determined that the plant used only two or three pieces of information, or variables, to regulate its internal temperature.  That meant the plant‘s thermostat had to follow a fairly simple rule, perhaps like the oven in your kitchen.  If a high-end oven gets too hot, it turns itself off; it may also track how fast its temperature is rising or falling and the temperature of the kitchen outside, making adjustments accordingly.The photo caption calls the skunk cabbage “Nature’s Oven” and states, “Skunk cabbage uses a simple mathematical formula to keep itself warm.”  The article admired the research, but said a bigger question remains: finding how these two or three variables work at the molecular level.Plants are better at math than some scientists.  Even if we uncover the mechanism in detail, it would beg the question of how this ability got there in the first place.  Scientists who don’t want to think about that could at least work on emulating the clean, efficient source of energy derived from sunshine, air and water.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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How to Get the Eichler Look Without the Energy Pricetag

first_imgOne problem is thermal bridgingAs Armando Cobo points out, many architectural styles have included beams that extend out from the house this way. One problem is thermal bridging, which is a path for thermal loss due to the lower R-value of wood versus cavity insulation, such as cellulose or polyurethane foam.Cobo has several suggestions: First, stop the beams or timber trusses at the outside edge of the wall, install rigid foam insulation over the sheathing and then install faux beams on the outside. “It’ll help you with the thermal bridging at the beams, it solves the moisture intrusion and you will have a better insulated wall overall,” he writes.“A second option if you don’t want to use exterior foam board could be to stop the beam or timber truss 2 in. from the outside edge of the wall, cut out 2 in. rigid foam to fit, then finish your wall and install the faux beams outside,” he adds.Yet a third option would be to add a foam band around the soffits and trim with cladding, then install the faux beams on the outside of the house.“As you can see,” he says, “the object is to break the continuous beam to avoid thermal bridging and moisture intrusion.” Our expert’s opinionHere’s how GBA technical director Peter Yost sees it:The Eichler designs take me back to Hawaii, where I lived as a kid in the early ’60s. So add Hawaii to the list of San Diego and Bali. But it is downright sad to push any design out of its climate context. Low-pitched roofs, tons of shaded glass, and massive through beams and rafters need to stay put in the mildest of climates. Could you make this design work in another climate? Of course, but unwieldy would be a euphemism.If we climate-tune our mechanical systems, material selections, and details, why not our overall designs? We have enough boulders to push uphill without adding this one to the list. Thermal Bridging Significance of Thermal Bridging?Are Architects the Problem? Building Plans for the Thermal Bypass Checklist The real issue is ‘painful’ designTo GBA senior editor Martin Holladay, the real issue is that architectural schools are traditionally weak on building science, resulting in “these types of painful designs.”“Beauty is an idiosyncratic concept,” Holladay writes. “But to me, homes with major thermal bridges are aesthetically disturbing. Looking at them hurts.”He’s not the only one who laments form-over-function thinking resulting in architectural styles that win rave reviews but perform poorly.“Ahh, the things we do for beauty,” adds Gustafson, “the picture in the post is the 6-in. heel of the architectural world. The beams would not seem to be the biggest source of heat loss by a long stretch. The contortions needed to eliminate them (and keep the look) would seem unwieldy.”Brooks finds the architecture attractive, but agrees there’s a certain amount of hype in architectural schools and in media that cover architecture, including Fine Homebuilding magazine. “This type of ‘fashion’ is certainly not-so-energy-efficient,” he says, “and not what I would recommend unless I lived in San Diego or Bali.”James Morgan adds this footnote: “My practice has been faced with attempting to upgrade the thermal performance of a number of these Eichler-style relics from the days of cheap oil. And yes, the thermal bridge is typically the least of one’s worries: the over-glazing and the frequent absence of ANY roof insulation other than the 2-in. thick T&G roof deck are far more consequential.“The design esthetic stems from the common misapprehension that the best way to integrate interior and exterior spaces is to separate them only by a thin glass curtain wall,” he adds. “It’s past time to get beyond such naiveté and thoughtlessness.” In Dallas, Texas, Marc Kleinmann is working on plans for a house which the owner wants to look like the the iconic designs by California developer Joseph Eichler: lots of glass, a low-sloped roof, and roof beams that penetrate the exterior walls to support a broad roof overhang.That style was all well and good back in the 1950s and ‘60s, but with our keener interest in energy efficiency, Kleinmann wonders in this Q&A post at GreenBuildingAdvisor whether it really makes much sense.center_img CONSTRUCTION DETAILS Is the added weight a problem?Kleinmann, as it turns out, had been thinking of breaking the beams at the exterior walls but was concerned that with a 3-ft. overhang, the solid 16-in. beam tails would be too much weight for the roof.Cobo suggests installing a couple of nailers between the rafters, gluing the beams to the soffit and toeing the beam-ends into the nailers. If the beams are especially heavy, he suggests drilling up through the middle and bolting them to the nailers with a nut and washer on top. He might want to plug the bottom of the beams to improve their appearance: “a lot of work, but if that’s what your client wants…”John Brooks offers a a link to details of Eichler designs and says the beauty of the houses is in the way materials were used in a “judicious way.“I think it would be a ‘faux pas’ to strap on faux beams,” Brooks says.Keith Gustafson agrees, but for a different reason. With beams spaced up to 96 in. apart, it should be possible to come up with a detail that minimizes thermal bridging. More important, he says, “I can think of structural reasons why the continuous beam is superior, especially with big overhangs.” “Don’t know yet if those are going to be structural or not,” he writes of the protruding beams, “but either way I have can see some issues with several large 16-in. beams continuing from interior to exterior.”He adds that while the beam detail could be designed so they did not actually penetrate the wall, “I can see lots of headaches with that method, too.”It’s an interesting problem, and it leads to the larger question of aesthetics over practicality in modern architecture: Is the California Modernist style merely a “relic” of the age of cheap oil? That’s the focus of this week’s Q&A Spotlight. RELATED ARTICLES last_img read more

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12 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Online Security

first_imgRelated Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… fredric paul At the RSA Conference in San Francisco last week, I got the chance to sit down with Stephen Cobb, a distinguished security researcher for the IT security company ESET. We talked about a lot of things, including Android security issues and how walled gardens have their uses.(See also In The Security World, Android Is The New Windows.)It was a great conversation, touching on a wide variety of fascinating aspects of online and mobile security, and I wanted to share as many of them as possible.This list seemed like the best way to do that. And while not every one of the dirty-dozen points presented here may surprise you, I can pretty much guarantee that few people will already know – or agree with – everything on the list:1. Big Data is not new to the anti-virus industry. Turns out the anti-virus companies have been doing traffic analysis, incident sharing and code sharing for decades, Cobb claims. They just didn’t call it Big Data until the term become fashionable.2. Anti-virus companies have been practicing co-opetition since the 1980s, when they realized there was no percentage in one company being able to stop one virus while you needed another company to stop a different virus. They quietly began sharing virus signatures and other information, Cobb says.3. All the major Web browsers share information on malware sites and other threats. Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and the others all share which URLs to flag, for example. That’s why when NBC.com was hacked recently and started spewing malware, everybody was able to block it almost immediately.4. One of the hardest parts of securing Big Data is knowing where the data is actually stored. In the old days, when data was collected and stored, it didn’t really move much. Now, in the cloud, Cobbs says we don’t really know where data is stored. Malware creators are intent on exploiting that, but what form that will take remains to be seen.5. One reason more high-value targets haven’t been hacked is that there is still so much low-hanging fruit for the bad guys to go after. According to Cobb, so far, there hasn’t been much need to try and crack the hardest targets.6. Most attacks take the form of malware or hacking. Of the hacking attacks, Cobb says, 80% go after passwords that are either non-existent, guessed or stolen.7. Anti-virus hasn’t been about matching virus signatures for years. Some people say the anti-virus model doesn’t work because so much new malware is coming out all the time that anti-virus solutions can’t possibly keep up. But Cobb protests that most anti-virus software is continually detecting previously unseen malware.8. People who know what they’re doing on the Internet might be able to get by with no anti-virus software. But Cobb says people are fooling themselves when they claim: “I don’t run anti-virus software and I’ve never been hacked.” “Are you really OK telling everyone you know – your mom, for instance – not to run anti-virus software?” he asks.9. There’s still an incredible amount of spam out there. You don’t see it, but it’s still there. It’s using a a huge amount of datacenter power to block it, but it’s built into the network security appliance and you don’t have to deal with it.10. The overall trend is for increasing levels of security to be compressed into the core, to become part of a standard install. That’s happened to anti-spam, to firewalls and it’s happening to anti-virus, too.11. It’s a lot harder to write 64-bit malware than it is to write 32-bit malware. And that could help lower the number of attacks on 64-bit systems.12. In many ways, hacking behavior seems to have gotten better over the years – at least in the United States, Cobb says. But we are now increasingly exposed to other, more dangerous places. The globalization of the Net has caught up with us even as the value of hacking has one way up. Today, hackers aren’t just messing with us, Cobb notes, they’re stealing from us. And that’s a big new incentive. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#antivirus#Big Data#cybercrime#cybersecurity#hacking#security#Spam last_img read more

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Shooters Indulge in Ugly Scuffle at Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range, SAI Cancels Their Membership

first_img Babar Khannraisaishooting First Published: October 21, 2019, 4:25 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has cancelled the membership of the two marksmen involved in a scuffle inside the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range here while the national federation has asked its Athletes Commission to launch an inquiry into the incident.Ugly scenes were witnessed at the range on Sunday when the two errant shooters — Babar Khan and Yoginder Pal Singh, a former member of the Indian double trap team, got into a fight after an argument regarding the scheduling of rounds. The breach of discipline forced the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) to act against the shooters.”The NRAI has referred the matter to the Athletes Commission and asked them to look into it, send them a notice and launch an inquiry. Meanwhile, their ‘pay and play’ scheme membership has been cancelled by SAI,” an official of the federation said.Fellow shooters and coaches present there at the time of the incident had to physically restrain the two and bring the situation under control.A video clip of the incident was also circulated.The Karni Singh Range is a property of Sports Authority of India and shooters are are allowed to use the facility under SAI’s ‘pay and play’ scheme.The NRAI’s Athletes Commission is headed by former international shooters Morad Ali Khan and also comprises Ashok Mittal, Vikram Batnagar, Anuja Jung and Sonia Rai. last_img read more

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World Cup 2018: Spain top Group B, Portugal 2nd as VAR sparks fight

first_imgSpain snatched a 2-2 draw against Morocco on Monday to qualify for the World Cup last 16 and take top spot in Group B ahead of Portugal on goals scored.Morocco striker Khalid Boutaib gave the north African side a shocking lead early on but Isco restored parity, blasting high into the net after a layoff from Andres Iniesta.Morocco, already eliminated, struck again in the 81st minute when substitute Youssef En-Nesyri crashed in a header which looked set to inflict a first defeat on Spain since Euro 2016.But substitute Iago Aspas levelled in stoppage-time after consultation from the video assistant referee (VAR), putting Spain top ahead of Portugal, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Iran.Spain will play Russia in the last 16.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEElsewhere in the other Group B, Portugal qualified for the round of 16 at the World Cup despite being held 1-1 by Iran after Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty.The European champions, needing a draw to qualify, went ahead with a stunning Ricardo Quaresma goal in the 45th minute.Ronaldo had a chance to extend the lead when he won a penalty in the 51st minute but Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand dived to his left to save his effort from the spot.Karim Ansarifard equalised with a stoppage time penalty awarded after a video review. However, Portugal clung on to finish second in the group with five points behind Spain, who drew 2-2 with Morocco, on goals scored, and will meet Uruguay in the last 16.advertisementWORLD CUP DAY 12 HIGHLIGHTSUruguay topped Group A after their 3-0 drubbing of Russia in Samara on Monday. Russia, who scored eight goals and conceded just once, looked half the side they were in their first two games. They were without their best players Aleksandr Golovin and Mario Fernandes (because of the fear of suspension) but even then, they failed to threaten the La Celeste defence even once.Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani scored a goal each and Uruguay went on to defeat Russia 3-0.MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTSSuarez, who seems to have put past World Cup controversies behind him, scored with a low shot from just outside the box that sailed past the wall of Russian players and into the right corner of the goal. Uruguay went up 2-0 over Russia on an own-goal. Russia went down to 10 men after right back Igor Smolnikov received a second yellow card in the 36th minute. Midfielder Diego Laxalt’s shot from long range deflected off Denis Cheryshev’s foot and past goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev.Also read – Russia did not push us around, says Uruguay coachCavani scored in the 90th minute and was taken out a short time later. The Paris Saint-Germain forward put a rebound into the left corner of the net after Diego Godin’s header was parried by Akinfeev.In the other Group A game, Saudi Arabia pulled off a last-gasp 2-1 win over Egypt to earn a consolation victory.Salah scored the 22nd minute when he raced on to Abdallah Said’s long pass and kept his cool to lob Saudi goalkeeper Yasser Al-Mosailem.FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEEgyptian keeper Essam Elhadary also had marked his record-breaking appearance as the oldest player to play at a World Cup at 45 years of age with a spectacular penalty save, diving to his right and sticking out his left hand to shove Fahad Al-Muwallad’s strike on to the bar and away. But, Saudi got another penalty in the dying minutes of the first half and converted it this time to level the scoring at 1-1.In the second half, Saudi pushed for a winner but nothing was happening and the game was going towards a draw. However, Salem Aldawsari scored with almost the last kick of the match for the Saudis, shooting from a tight angle inside the Egypt penalty area and poking the ball past El Hadary to earn a 2-1 victory. Mo Salah signs off with a goalMohamed Salah’s 22nd minute goal against Saudi Arabia was his 50th overall for club and country included from 58 appearances since joining Liverpool in July 2017.This was his second goal in equal number of matches. Salah, who missed the first match of the World Cup through an injury, returned in the second match and scored. But, Egypt lost the match to Russia 3-1.The winger’s goal on Monday was also the first goal scored by Egypt from open play at a World Cup after 84 years. Abdulrahman Fawzi was the last person to net from open play in Egypt’s 4-2 defeat to Hungary in May 1934.advertisementHowever, the game ended 2-1 and Egypt therefore, lost all their games in this World Cup. Elhadary rewrites the history booksEgypt captain Essam Elhadary became the oldest player at the age of 45 years and 161 days to play in a World Cup. He is aged two years and 158 days older than Colombian Faryd Mondragon, who previously held the record.He sat out in the first two games of Egypt’s campaign as Mohamed El-Shenawy started ahead of the veteran. But, the captain returned for the final of their campaign to achieve the record at the Samara Arena on Monday. He is playing in a World Cup 22 years after making his senior debut for Egypt.READ FULL STORY HERENot only that, the Egyptian, who was born on January 15th, 1973, is 25 years and 339 days older than the youngest player to play in the World Cup. Kylian Mbappe, born on December 20, 1998 is the youngest player in this year’s World Cup.Interestingly Ramadan Sobhi, who recently came on as a substitute for Egypt in the match, had not yet been born when his Elhadary made his Egypt debut back in 1996.Before Elhadary, Mondragon was the oldest to take the field at the age of 43 years and 3 days when his team took on Japan in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Cameroon’s Roger Milla (42 years, 1 month and 8 days), Northern Ireland’s Pat Jennings (41 years), England’s Peter Shilton (40 years, 9 months and 19 days) and Italy’s Dino Zoff (40 years, 4 months and 13 days) are the other four in the top five list.And, he left a mark on this match as well. He saved a penalty in the 41st minute of the match. Saudi’s Fahad hit the ball to the right but the 45-year-old dived towards his right and put a strong hand and pushed the ball to the cross-bar to save the penalty.He became the fourth goalkeeper to save a penalty on his World Cup debut. Iceland’s Hannes Halldorsson (vs Argentina in 2018), USA’s Tony Meola (vs Czechoslovakia in 1990) and Peru’s Quiroga (vs Scotland in 1978) were the other three. Uruguay’s ‘clean’ sail through the group, Russia’s worst World Cup defeatAfter hammering in eight goals from their first two matches, the Russians were given a reality check on Monday in Samara.Playing with 10 for majority of the match, they suffered to keep up with the Uruguyans and ended up losing their match 3-0 and finish second in Group A.This was Russia’s biggest margin of loss in a World Cup. This is also the first time since 1982 that a host nation (European) has failed to progress from their group as the leaders. The last time it happened was in 1982 in Spain.Luis Suarez grabbed his second goal of the tournament to open Uruguay’s account with a free kick after 10 minutes and they doubled the lead with an own goal from Russia’s Denis Cheryshev soon after. Edinson Cavani bundled home a third goal for Uruguay at the death to wrap up their third straight victory.advertisementUruguay won all their games in the group stages and that too without conceding a goal. They became the first team in 20 years to do so. The last team to achieve this feat was Argentina in the 1998 World Cup. Spain first draw in last group game since 1982Spain’s draw meant they failed to win their final World Cup group stage match for the first time since they hosted the tournament back in 1982, when they lost 1-0 to Northern Ireland. Spain also finished a World Cup group stage unbeaten for the first time since 2006, having lost at least once in each of the last two editions of the competition.Spain also conceded 12 goals in their last six World Cup matches, which is as many as they had in their previous 18 combined.David de Gea, who is often called one of the best among his peers, finally managed to save the fifth shot on target he faced at this year’s 2018 World Cup. He had conceded from each of the first four he faced.Isco scored in the 19th minute of the game to make it even for Spain. He has scored 11 goals in 31 games for Spain, with 10 of them coming in his last 15 caps for his country.Morocco scored scored two or more goals in a World Cup game for the fourth time in their history, with the three previous occasion being in 1986 (three against Portugal), 1998 (two against Norway), 1998 (three against Scotland) Portugal progress from group stage for only fourth timePortugal qualified from the group in a World Cup for the fourth time in their history, having previously progressed in 1966, 2006 and 2010.Iran and Portugal had met only once in the World Cup before, which was back in 2006. Portugal had won 2-0 on that occasion with goals from Deco and Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo had scored his first ever goal in the tournament.Morocco had four players booked in the first 31 minutes against Spain, which is more than any other side up until now in the first half of a game at this year’s World Cup. It was also the most since 1966, it was also Morocco then who had accumulated five yellow cards before half time against The Netherlands in th2 1994 edition.Ricardo Quaresma scored just on the stroke, his first ever World Cup goal and that too with his first shot on target in his first start at the tournament. With the goal he became the oldest player to score on his first World Cup start (at 34 years, 272 days) since Yahya Golmohammadi had netted for Iran against Mexico in 2006 (at 35 years, 84 days). Most penalties in a single World CupA new record was set at the 2018 World Cup with 19 penalties having been awarded, which jumps the existing one of 18 penalties set at 1990, 1998 and 2002 editions.Ronaldo was brought down in the penalty box with and after the referee took help of the VAR pointed to the spot.The Portuguese captain stepped up in the 53rd minute, but joined the unenviable list of player who have missed a penalty at this year’s World Cup.The list:Iceland’s Gylfi Sigurdsson missed against NigeriaPeru’s Christian Cueva missed against DenmarkArgentina’s Lionel Messi missed against IcelandSaudi Arabia’s Fahad Al-Muwallad missed against EgyptIncidentally, Alireza Beiranvand became the first goalkeeper to save a penalty, excluding shootouts, from a Portuguese player in the World Cup’s history. Late VAR dramaAfter a penalty was awarded using Video Assistant Referee, which Ronaldo missed, VAR returned to change the results of both the Group B matches.Late drama was in store at the Kaliningrad Arena as Iago Aspas scored with a clever flick in the injury time. He had started to celebrate but it was cut short by the assistant referee’s flag. VAR stepped in and the goal stood as Spain managed to hold and top their group. Aspas has been directly involved in eight goals in his last eight games for Spain.The VAR penalty in the Iran-Portugal game was more contentious as the referee had missed a handball from Cedric. But replays showed the ball hitting the arm while jumping to head the ball. Karim Ansarifard stepped up and converted his spot kick, but failed to take his team through to the next round. Ronaldo escapes with just a yellowVAR was also called into action to consult whether an incident between Cristiano Ronaldo and Morteza Pouraliganji warranted a red card, it was decided that a yellow was the appropriate decision. Ronaldo had elbowed the Iranian, but many in the stadium and otherwise called for much stricter punishment.last_img read more

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Video: 2 High School Football Players Speared A Referee On Purpose

first_imgThree footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Two high school football players are in some serious trouble, if we’re to believe that what you see in the below video was done on purpose.According to Deadspin, during a game between Marble Falls and San Antonio John Jay on Friday night, two high school defensive backs (who play for John Jay) targeted an official during live play. One speared him, just before the other dove into him, helmet-first. It’s one of the most ridiculous videos you’ll ever see.The title of the video suggests that it was in retaliation for a “bad call.” If that’s the case, this is reprehensible.Both players were ejected from the contest, and the district is investigating the play.last_img

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Uber Lyft to offer rewards programs similar to airlines

first_imgDETROIT — Uber and Lyft are rolling out loyalty programs similar to airline frequent flyer miles.Uber Rewards starts Wednesday in nine U.S. areas and will spread nationwide during the next six months.Riders get points for every dollar spent on Uber rides or food deliveries. For every 500 points, they get $5 to be used for rides or deliveries. Other goodies come with more points.The areas are Miami, Denver, Tampa, New York City, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta, San Diego and all of New Jersey.Lyft says its program starts in December in several cities it wouldn’t identify. The company plans to make it available to more riders next year but would not give details.Riders also get points for every dollar spent that can be used for rides and upgrades.The Associated Presslast_img

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