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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The pregnant girl was terrified when she was hit by a burning stream of pepper spray fired by a Los Angeles County probation officer trying to break up a fight involving others at a juvenile hall. She couldn't breathe. 20 Years in Prison for Pa. Teen Killer After Tear-Filled Hearing The chili pepper-infused chemical burned her skin. "I thought I was going to die," the girl said later, in a recollection recorded in documents obtained by NBC4. "I was scared... It was a terrible day." Suspect in France Mass Shooting Killed by Police The girl and her baby were OK, but her account, documented in a 2016 county audit, highlights a growing trend. Probation officers in LA County are using more pepper spray — the highest level of force used within juvenile detention facilities — than they have in years. The LA County Probation Department recorded 747 uses of pepper spray in 2017 at juvenile halls and camps, a jump of 154 percent over 2015 when the department used … [Read more...] about Other Juvenile Lockups Are Shunning Pepper Spray, But Its Use is on the Rise in LA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - “Expand the battlefield.” U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reacts alongside fellow House Democrats to the results of the U.S. midterm elections at a Democratic election night rally in Washington, U.S. November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Al Drago The Democrats’ mantra for seizing control of the U.S. House of Representatives took shape within weeks of President Donald Trump’s stunning 2016 White House victory. Democratic strategists wanted to go beyond the traditional strategy of flipping Republican seats in swing districts. Now, they would also compete in more conservative areas, forcing Republicans to burn resources defending seats they considered safe. It meant rolling the dice, gambling that a polarizing president would drive independent and moderate Republican voters away from his party’s candidates, gambling that Democrats would remain energized by antipathy towards him, gambling that history and a political map that had … [Read more...] about More candidates, more money and a big bet: How Democrats won the House
By Lydia F. de la Torre | October 12, 2018 at 6:45 am There is a lot of talk in Washington these days about finally introducing regulations to ensure adequate protection of personal data in the United States. A hearing at the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation took place Sept. 26 with a cast of the “usual suspects” providing testimony: AT&T, Amazon, Google, Twitter, etc. Yet, the senators asking the questions run political campaigns that handle as much data, if not more, than some of the witnesses they call to testify but are, in many ways, less accountable. Politics in the United States is big business and, like everything else these days, a data-driven business. The Washington Post estimated that, for the 2016 presidential campaign alone, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump combined raised more than $2 billion with significant additional amounts being raised and spent by the other presidential candidates. A significant portion of the … [Read more...] about Opinion: If we’re going to regulate data, start with politicians
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by RETRO REPORT A surging inmate population in the 1980s led to a boom in for-profit prisons. Today, privately run prisons have become the government’s default detention centers for undocumented migrants. ByClyde Haberman Oct. 1, 2018 Thomas W. Beasley had something for sale, and figured he could market it the same as any other merchandise. “You just sell it like you were selling cars or real estate or hamburgers,” he told an interviewer. That was three decades ago. Only Mr. Beasley wasn’t hawking new wheels, beachfront property or beef patties. His stock in trade was prison bars. As a co-founder of Corrections Corporation of America in 1983, and with a get-tough-on-crime spirit ascendant in the country, he sold lockup space to federal and state governments that were … [Read more...] about For Private Prisons, Detaining Immigrants Is Big Business