Apple Pay Could Have Saved McCoy From Embarrassment

The owner of a restaurant called out LeSean McCoy, an American footballer for leaving a tip of 20 cent.  The criticism of people is really upsetting for the two parties since someone has posted a receipt of that bill on a Facebook.

Apple has launched Apple pay which will certainly keep away its customers from this kind of situation in future.

Philadelphia Eagles  running back LeSean McCoy in the middle of a $45 million contract. The waiters of Philadelphia burger shop PYT were excited since sports hero LeSean McCoy came into their restaurant for Lunch. After lunch McCoy gave a tip of just 20 cents on the his and his friends’ lunch.

Afterwards, the owner planned to post a picture of the receipt on Facebook. Usually, restaurants are not allowed to post the credit card data of their customers online. This kind of act can lead to a large number of security and privacy issues.

Generally, credit card receipts shows the last four digits of customers’ credit cards. Banks and merchants make use of  the similar four digits as security challenges like online shopping carts, apps and balance.  The other minor issues could be informing the public which restaurants celebrities often visit.

It is not a big deal for an ordinary person to reveal which restaurants he visit frequently, but it definitely affects a celebrity like McCoy.

The major reason behind this matter is that LeSean McCoy is quite a wealthy celebrity who earns way more than a waiter could make in a decade. The restaurant owner rebuffed to apologize even when a large number of Football fans and numerous other owners contacted him.

Furthermore, the owner said defended his action by saying that LeSean McCoy and his friends abused his staff members.

Shortly, Apple’s new iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone 5s will let user to pay their bill at retailers and restaurant through Apple Pay. Soon the clients will be able to tap their phones near NFC enabled terminals.  However, the personal data such as credit card numbers and names would not be transferred to the seller. Apple Pay could have surely saved McCoy fro  such an embarrassing situation and the owner would have told this incident to his friends on text.

Pirates make it look easy

Pittsburgh Pirates easily managed an 11-6 win against the Detroit Tigers on Monday night, with Travis Snider hitting two home runs, and Starling Marte driving in three runs. The Tigers are now a half-game behind the now first place Royals in the AL Central Division.

Pittsburgh loaded the bases against Justin Verlander with one out in the first inning, and Marte cleared them with a triple down the left field line. Snider drove Marte home when his grounder to first took an odd hop, and Victor Martinez could not glove it.

Martin hit his sixth home run of the year in the sixth inning , and Ike Davis, his eighth. Snider was 3 for 5 with four RBIs and three runs scored. Verlander, on the other hand left after one inning because of soreness in his right shoulder. He gave up five run, he walked two and stuck out three. He said he didn’t feel great and was disappointed in letting his team down. Verlande threw 40 pitches and bunted in the second inning before he was removed. He is scheduled for an MRI today.

The Tigers took a 1-0 lead on an RBI single by Miguel Cabera after Raja Davis reached on infield hit, moved to second and stole a third. Three runs were scored by Detroit in the sixth to get within 8-4 and knock Pittsburgh starter Jeff Locke out of the game.

Pirates make it look easy

Pittsburgh Pirates easily managed an 11-6 win against the Detroit Tigers on Monday night, with Travis Snider hitting two home runs, and Starling Marte driving in three runs. The Tigers are now a half-game behind the now first place Royals in the AL Central Division.

Pittsburgh loaded the bases against Justin Verlander with one out in the first inning, and Marte cleared them with a triple down the left field line. Snider drove Marte home when his grounder to first took an odd hop, and Victor Martinez could not glove it.

Martin hit his sixth home run of the year in the sixth inning , and Ike Davis, his eighth. Snider was 3 for 5 with four RBIs and three runs scored. Verlander, on the other hand left after one inning because of soreness in his right shoulder. He gave up five run, he walked two and stuck out three. He said he didn’t feel great and was disappointed in letting his team down. Verlande threw 40 pitches and bunted in the second inning before he was removed. He is scheduled for an MRI today.

The Tigers took a 1-0 lead on an RBI single by Miguel Cabera after Raja Davis reached on infield hit, moved to second and stole a third. Three runs were scored by Detroit in the sixth to get within 8-4 and knock Pittsburgh starter Jeff Locke out of the game.

Football World Cup 2014 Fear

Washington : Scientists have introduced an early warning system to alert the risk of dengue infections in 553 micro regions of Brazil for the Football Worldcup . Calculations show that the risk of an outbreak of dengue is quite an opportunity to justify a warning on high alert in the three sites northeast (Natal , Fortaleza, Recife ) , but probably is generally low in all 12 host cities.

Dr. Rachel Lowe, the lead author, of the Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences based in Barcelona , Spain, says recent concerns about dengue in Brazil at the World Cup has great dramatic headlines, but these estimates are based solely on the average last cases of dengue.

She informed about the possibility of a major outbreak of dengue fever during the World Cup, can infect visitors and spread of dengue in their home countries , depends on a combination of several factors , including a large number of mosquitoes, a susceptible population and a high degree of contact with human-mosquitoes.

The climate has a significant effect on the transmission of dengue in epidemic -prone areas where temperatures and rainfall drive both mosquito and transmission dynamics of the virus. The risk of an epidemic raises shortly after a season of heavy rain , as happened in the Amazon over the summer in Brazil.

Dr. Lowe said their goal was to make available data on seasonal precipitation and temperature forecasts in real time transmission dynamics and social and environmental variables ( eg urbanization) , and combine it with the last card and mathematical modeling to produce robust estimates of risks of the 12 host cities where matches will be played .

15 Killed Due To Stampede In Football Stadium, Congo

During a layoff match between ASV Club and the Tout Puissant Mazembe on Sunday evening, 11th May 2014, fans got angry and harass the policemen, who in turn fire the tear gas in the stadium, the statement is given by the Minister of the Congo city.

The unforeseen captured by the various new channels, due to the tear gas stampede began in the stadium. The tear gas arises from the public sitting area. People suffered from the effect of tear gas and blindly ran here and there in the stadium and during this situation of stampede 15 people are declared dead officially and according to unofficial resource the number of causalities reached up to 18.

The main reason of causalities is suffocation created by the stampede in football stadium.

Mostly supporters were running blindly in the ground and falling from the stairs and the whole view of this tragic moment is captured by the eyes of cameras and broadcasted on TV channels.

Andre Kimbuta – Kinshasa governor said he established an inquiry committee “to identify those responsible” and once the committee submit its official report we could further comment on it.

Matt Lecointe, Argyll Striker Relieved After An Injury-Plagued Season

Striker Matt Lecointe is now ‘more determined than ever’ to play for Plymouth Argyll after getting sidelined for the entire season of 2013/14, due to his cruciate knee ligament injury before the season.
After acquiring full training, the 19 year is now more enthusiastic than ever. His current contract will end in summer 2014.

Lecoointe has played for Argyll 30 times, when he made his debut at the age of 16. He said in his statement to the press, “I’m more determined than ever. I just want to make sure I get through pre-season first, take it step by step and then, hopefully, get back into the first team squad.

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“The manager has been in contact with (Argyle physio) Paul Atkinson, who has told him how I have got on. He has spoken to me briefly a few times and said I have been doing well and I have just got to keep it going. I have been feeling good in training and the manager told me I have been looking sharp, so that’s a positive.”
Lecointe along with his Argyll squad will be closing season training programme this summer. He got injured in a pre-season game held at Truro City in July.

He said: “That will involve CV (cardiovascular) work and some weights. At the start, when it first happened, it was frustrating but after that I just got on with it,” he said. “It has been more a relief to get back out on the training pitch.

“It (the knee) feels strong and I haven’t really had any setbacks, touch wood. I have got to keep pushing on and get my fitness back up, and maintain it. From my injury until Christmas, it seemed like it was taking forever. But since then it has gone really quickly. They say the new ligament they put in my knee is actually stronger than the other one. Hopefully, that’s the case.”

He added: “I have watched a lot of football. You can’t keep away from it – it’s your job. I have grown up playing football and, to be fair, I have been kept busy doing lots of things in the gym and doing double sessions near enough every day. It has kept my mind off the injury.”

Argyll Captain Hourihane Promises To Be Better Next Season

Argyll Team Captain, Conor Hourihane anticipates a ‘bigger and better’ season for Plymouth Argyll next year.
In 2013/14 League Two campaign, the pilgrims landed at 10th position after a draw with Portsmouth at the Fratton Park on Saturday.

Argyll thrice came from behind in action-packed ‘Dockyard Derby’ giving Hourihane two solid goals. One of them was the 88th minute equaliser, that ensured Argyll that the season did not end in a defeat for them.

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Captain Hourihane told the press: “It was a full house and, to be fair, they (Portsmouth) were probably the better team. We went behind three times but the lads showed their character and it was nice to get a point. I know we were aiming for the play-offs and we didn’t get there but to finish in the top 10 was good.

“If we had dropped down to 12th or 13th it would have been disappointing, but to see ourselves in the top 10 is nice. It’s a big improvement on the last two seasons. We haven’t had any relegation six-pointers or anything like that.”

Approximately 18,026 spectators were present at the Fratton Park, including Green Army members amounting to 1,594 who were treated to an exciting spectacle.

Danny Hollands made a superb hat-trick for Portsmouth in 16 minutes of the half-time. But unfortunately, it was not enough to secure good points for Pompey because of Argyll indomitable display.

Hourihane said: “It was a fantastic game to play in and a great way to finish the season. These are the two biggest teams in League Two by a million miles, and you want to play in atmospheres like that. It’s something we want more of next season. We will come back bigger and better.

“We will be looking to improve on our 10th position, and minimum of the play-offs. Fingers crossed. Portsmouth have got a fantastic fanbase and some good players in their team. I’m sure both of us will be fighting for similar spots next season.”

D’Antoni Resigns as Coach of the Lakers

Mike D’Antoni the embattled head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers had wanted the option on his contract to be picked up for the 2015-16 season.

On Wednesday, D’Antoni resigned as the team refused to pick up his option ending a two-year tumultuous run with the Lakers and bringing to an end one of the franchise’s worst seasons.

The coach had one more year of a guaranteed $4 million contract but was upset when management declined to pick up the option for 2015-16 for $4 million more.

Veterans Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant disliked D’Antoni’s small ball approach, which led to disharmony inside the locker room during a season when the Lakers won just 27 of their 82 games, setting a franchise record for futility.

One person close to the situation said the search for a head coach would be wide open by they do not expect a head coach to be hired before the draft lottery on May 20.

Even though the prospects are dim for next season for the Lakers, making the coaching job a less attractive one than at other times, they could pursue a big-name, high-salaried NBA coach. On the other hand, they could go for an assistant in the NBA who is low salaried with a shorter contract.

The lottery for the draft could be the difference in management going one way or the other. If the Lakers could get the No. 1 pick overall, from their current sixth position, of which they have a 6.3% chance, then a more experienced coach might be their decision.

However, if the team were to slip in the lottery a coach with a shorter contract is what might be the choice.

There is a 30.5% possibility they fall down one spot to seventh during the lottery and a 4% chance of falling to eighth and 0.1% chance of dropping to ninth.

Regardless, Magic Johnson who is an unpaid vice president of the Lakers was ecstatic to learn of the resignation of D’Antoni.

On Twitter Johnson wrote that Happy days were back again in LA. He said he could not be happier for the franchise.

Ray Guy Enters Hall Of Fame After 23-Year Wait

Ray Guy made the two-word phrase “hang time” famous while playing for the Oakland Raiders. His booming punts would hang for what seemed like minutes throughout his career of 14 years with the Raiders that started in 1973.

His hang time is finally over. Guy was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday to become the first every punter enshrined.

On Saturday night, Guy told reporters that good things are worth the wait. He was elected with six other former NFL players. Guy said he knew that one day a punter would reach the Hall but he just was not sure if it would be him or someone else.

The other six elected along with Guy are Michael Strahan a defensive end, Andre Reed a receiver, Aeneas Williams a defensive back, Claude Humphreys a defensive end and two first time eligible players Walter Jones an offensive tackle and Derrick Brooks a linebacker.

Guy changed punting by turning it into a weapon for the defense after being drafted by the Raiders in 1973 in the first round, which was the first time any punter had been drafted in the first round.

He played all 207 games of his career with Oakland and when inducted he and Jan Stenerud will be the only two Hall of Fame kickers.

Brooks was Tampa Bay’s cornerstone on defense, which led the league twice in 2002 and 2005. Brooks was named the defensive player of the year the season Tampa Bay won the Super Bowl in 2002. He played every game in 14 seasons and averaged 145 tackles per season.

Jones was drafted No. 6 in 1997 and became the best pass protector on the Seattle line. He also was the first Seattle lineman picked to a Pro Bowl.

The single season sack record was set by Strahan in 2001 with 22½ sacks.

Reed was drafted from little known Kutztown University and played for Buffalo for 15 seasons where he played in four Super Bowls. He played his final season in Washington.

Williams played cornerback for 14 seasons with the first 10 with the Arizona Cardinals and the last 4 with the St. Louis Rams. He had 55 interceptions during his career.

Humphrey’s was elected after 28 years of being eligible. He played 14 seasons with Atlanta and Philadelphia.

Ex-NFL Player’s Manslaughter Trial Begins Monday

Josh Brent the former Dallas Cowboys player is set to stand trial on Monday for the death of a teammate in a car wreck back in 2012. Brent is being tried on allegations that he was driving a car drunk and caused the death of Jerry Brown a Dallas Cowboys’ teammate.

If Brent is convicted of manslaughter or intoxication manslaughter he could receive up to 20 years behind bars, but he could also be put on probation.

Brent’s attorney argued that his client is deserving of probation. While the mother of Brown says, she has forgiven Brent, who was a friend and college teammate of her son’s.

However, prosecutors have given priority to Brent’s case and it arrives for trial following weeks of debate in another case that ended with a motorist, who was just a teenager, receiving probation for a drunken car wreck that cost four people their lives in 2013.

Brent’s attorney, George Milner has said Brent was struggling for months following the accident. The Cowboys placed Brent on leave following the accident and he retired in 2013. Several players from the Cowboys will testify during what is expected to be a trial of two weeks.

Some of the players testifying were drinking with both Brown and Brent the night the accident occurred when Brown was killed.

Milner said all his client had was Brown and his other Cowboys teammates and now he has neither.

On December 8, 2012, Brown and Brent were on their way home following a night out. The two were close friends and roommates from their time at the University of Illinois. Brent played defensive tackle and had played in all of the Dallas games in the 2012 season until the accident occurred.

Brown played linebacker and was part of the practice squad during that same season.

Police say that Brent was speeding in his Mercedes when it hit one side of the highway in Irving, a Dallas suburb. The car then flipped at least once. When police arrived, they said they witnessed Brent attempting to drag Brown from the fiery vehicle.

Tests shortly thereafter showed that Brent’s blood alcohol level had been twice more than Texas’ legal limit.