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26Oct/19

Penn State Walk-On Drew Hartlaub Reportedly Ran A 4.25 40

first_img And yet, according to the team’s numbers, he is exactly that.Drew Hartlaub reportedly runs a 4.25 40-yard dash, making him the fastest player on Penn State’s football roster.From the York Daily Record:Hartlaub, a redshirt sophomore this fall, owns the top 40-yard time on the team at 4.25 seconds.That’s faster than receiver KJ Hamler, who outran the Ohio State defense on a 90-yard touchdown and is on the verge of becoming a national star.Faster than tailback Journey Brown, who won back-to-back PIAA 100 meter sprint titles — and broke Olympian Leroy Burrell’s high school record.Faster than receiver Dan Chisena, who ran a leg on Penn State’s school-record 400 meter relay team.He’s faster, they say, than anyone on the team.Which, unofficially, makes him one of the fastest football players in America.Now, those who follow the NFL Draft combine know that guys who reportedly run those types of times don’t generally translate directly when the official numbers come out. Per the officially NFL numbers, just 14 players have broken a 4.3 at the Combine, topped by John Ross’ 4.22 in 2017.Still, even if you only add .05 seconds, that gives Drew Hartlaub truly elite speed that doesn’t come around too often, and could make him a real weapon on special teams.[York Daily Record] James Franklin running onto the field.GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions leads his team onto the field prior to the start of a game against the Washington Huskies during the Playstation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)A member of Penn State’s football team reportedly runs a 40-yard dash under 4.3. It probably isn’t a player many outside of Nittany Lions diehards are very aware of.Safety Drew Hartlaub is a walk-on out of Hanover, Penn. entering his redshirt sophomore season in blue and white.Last year, he appeared in 10 games for Penn State, playing as the gunner on the punt unit. He was the Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Year and recorded three tackles on the season.Penn State coaches compliment his hustle and hard work on special teams, but most wouldn’t peg him as one of the fastest players in all of FBS.last_img read more

20Oct/19

Instagrams new features counter bullying

first_imgWashington DC: Instagram will introduce new features aimed at curbing online bullying, the Facebook-owned platform announced Monday, as social media giants face increased scrutiny over the harassment faced by many users. There have been growing calls around the world for greater oversight of platforms like Facebook and Twitter, amid widespread criticism over bullying, as well as the spread of hate speech and fake news. Instagram, which has more than a billion users worldwide, is a platform focused on images, allowing users to post photos and videos, which can then be commented on by other users. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingThe company said it has used artificial intelligence to monitor bullying and harmful content for years, and will now use the technology to detect when a user is about to post something offensive and issue a warning. “This intervention gives people a chance to reflect and undo their comment,” Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, said in a statement. “From early tests of the feature, we have found that it encourages some people to undo their comment and share something less hurtful once they have had a chance to reflect.” The other new feature — “Restrict” — is aimed at limiting abusive comments on a user’s feed. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang”We’ve heard from young people in our community that they’re reluctant to block, unfollow, or report their bully because it could escalate the situation, especially if they interact with their bully in real life,” Mosseri said. Now they will be able to make posts from an offending person visible only to that person. “Restricted people won’t be able to see when you’re active on Instagram or when you’ve read their direct messages,” Mosseri added. Instagram’s move is the latest in a series of steps taken by social networks to protect users, especially from younger segments of society. According to a survey published by the Pew Research Center last year, 72 percent of US teenagers said they used Instagram. Bullying is just one of the many fronts on which social media titans have faced scrutiny in recent years. There have been growing calls for regulation of such platforms over the spread of hate speech and fake news — including allegations of states using social media to try and influence elections in rival countries — as well as more oversight of how they collect and use customer data. Firms like Facebook, in response, have rolled out policy changes and features aimed at increasing transparency and safety.last_img read more