A referee's choice to use VAR to assist with a decision isn't arbitrary and the date and time of football matches run by La Liga aren't random. Euronews had a tour of the RCD Espanyol de Barcelona stadium on the sidelines of Mobile World Congress (MWC). Here's a look at what technology is behind the Spanish men's top professional football division. Video Assistant Referee (VAR) A hot topic in the footballing world in recent years is the introduction of VAR. It was used at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and La Liga introduced it this season. The technology used in the Spanish league allows referees to consult a team based in Madrid who can review decisions using a replay machine and footage from six different angles, which they feed back to the official. Referees can also consult the footage themselves at the side of the pitch if they want to, although this isn't obligatory. While the assistants can advise, the final decision rests with the referee who is on the pitch. The technology is … [Read more...] about SkyCams and VAR — what technology does La Liga use to put on football matches?
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Across the country, families, friends, and football fans gather for parties on Super Bowl Sunday. Given the preceding day’s festivities, the Monday after the Super Bowl is often hypothetically proposed as a potential national holiday. While football fans might fantasize about the idea, an INSIDER poll revealed that the vast majority of Americans are against turning Super Bowl Monday into a holiday. Follow all of our coverage of Super Bowl LIII here. Year after year, the Super Bowl is the most-watched event in American television. Between the football, the halftime show, and the commercials, the big game has something for every type of viewer, prompting Super Bowl parties across the country for football-obsessed fans and casual spectators alike to gather, eat, drink, and enjoy the broadcast. For this reason, the day after the Super Bowl is often discussed and joked about as a potential national holiday. The logic would be somewhat similar to that of New Year’s Day is … [Read more...] about Most Americans don’t think the day after the Super Bowl should be declared a national holiday
An Arizona teenager and his mother tried convincing Apple to fix its FaceTime bug for more than a week but to no avail, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Tuesday. The 14-year-old apparently discovered the vulnerability on Sunday, January 20 while setting up a “Fortnite” gaming session with his friends. The bug allows FaceTime users in a group chat to secretly hear what someone is saying before the person answers their call. After posting to social media, calling, and faxing the company, the Arizona woman finally spoke to an Apple support representative last Tuesday. A description of the issue and a YouTube video replicating the bug were sent to Apple’s Security Team last Friday, but the FaceTime group chat feature was not disabled until this Monday when word spread more widely across social media. An Arizona teenager and his mother tried convincing Apple to fix its FaceTime bug for more than a week but to no avail, according to a Wall Street … [Read more...] about An Arizona teenager discovered Apple’s FaceTime bug while playing ‘Fortnite’ last week, but he and his mother couldn’t convince Apple that it was a big deal
The Los Angeles Stadium, future joint-home of Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers of the NFL, is on schedule to finish construction by 2020. In addition to being the most expensive stadium in the league, the stadium will have the capacity to seat over 100,000 for special events. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Allison Zaucha The unique screen ring that will hang above the field in the Los Angeles Stadium will be eye level with guests on the eighth level. (Allison Zaucha for The Washington Post) Lindsey Chapman talks with a guest about seat sales at the Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District Premiere Center in Playa Vista earlier this month. Behind them are replica chairs of the chairs in the stadium that guests can try out. (Allison Zaucha for The Washington Post) An artist’s rendering of the new stadium under construction at the former site of Hollywood Park in Inglewood. The venue is to be the home of the Rams and Chargers. (Photo … [Read more...] about Rams, Chargers’ $5 billion stadium is bigger than Disneyland. It might be perfect for LA
By Kevin Smith | [email protected] | San Gabriel Valley TribunePUBLISHED: January 21, 2019 at 2:30 pm | UPDATED: January 21, 2019 at 2:35 pm Los Angeles County was California’s top Airbnb destination last year with 2.7 million guests who generated $613 million in host income. Newly released data from the company show there are now more than 27,000 L.A. County residents who share their homes through Airbnb, and the supplemental income they gain is substantial. Hosts typically earn about $11,400 a year, according to Airbnb — money that helps many homeowners make ends meet. Airbnb host Kathryn Levassiur asks guests to place a pin where they are from in her home in Huntington Beach, CA, on Friday, Jan 18, 2019. Levassiur has been an Airbnb host since 2015. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Airbnb host Kathryn Levassiur with her dog Lulu at the kitchen table of her home where she rents two bedrooms on Airbnb in Huntington Beach, CA, on Friday, … [Read more...] about LA County leads the state in Airbnb visitors, host income