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Should Soccer Use Goal-Line Technology Like Rugby?

Same Old Story in Euro 2012
And in UEFA’s 2012 European Championship, replays show that Ukraine scored to level the game against England and yet the goal was not awarded. The goal was not as clear at full speed as the one two years earlier but goal-line technology would have seen it given.
Hitherto, FIFA has resisted the introduction of goal-line technology but its benefits cannot be denied. Video referees were introduced into rugby league in 1996 when they were used in Europe’s Super League. It was subsequently adopted by the Australian National Rugby League with good effect. The match referee can ask the “video ref” to rule on a number of matters to decide if a try should be awarded: has the ball been grounded properly; was there a knock-on; was there an off-side; did the player step into touch; and, was there any obstruction?
Introduction within Rugby Helps Officials
Rugby introduced goal-line technology in 2001. Referees can call on the video official, known as the “television match official” or TMO, to consult on decisions relating to the scoring of a try or a kick at goal.
The use of goal-line technology helps match officials make the correct decision. Sometimes their view is obstructed or else a call is marginal. And players cannot be relied upon to help as they, too, often cannot tell what has happened with any certainty, assuming that they are prepared to be entirely honest in the first place.
Goal-line technology is not always foolproof, however, and mistakes are still made but the number of errors is being reduced and often a replay shows an aspect of an incident that players were unaware of and would otherwise have disputed. In most cases, therefore goal-line technology is beneficial for the game.
One can only wonder why it is taking so long for football to embrace goal-line technology. The FA in England has plans in place to introduce the technology in 2013 and, with the latest incident even FIFA President Sepp Blatter has at long last admitted that something needs to be done.
Will Technology Slow Down the Game too Much?
But there are still those who oppose the idea, arguing that human error is part of the game and that football’s flowing nature would be affected if goal-line technology were to be introduced. On close examination, however, this position is hardly tenable. In the interests of the game error on the part of officials needs to be reduced to a minimum, which the technology will allow, and there should be no need to halt the game to review a decision.
It seems almost unthinkable that football should continue to delay the introduction of goal-line technology, but at least it seems now that change is on the way. The next question will be “How far should it be applied?” Will officials be able to review incidents like the Maradona’s infamous “Hand of God” goal?
No matter how far the new technology is taken, it is certain that at least goal-line incidents must be reviewable. The game will benefit enormously as human error and the numbers of disputes are reduced. This may well also help to improve player behaviour with a knock-on effect on spectators. Football needs goal-line technology, not only to maintain the integrity of the game but also to ensure the fairest possible scenario for all teams.…

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10 Gigabit Ethernet – What You Should Know

The 10 gigabit Ethernet is a type of technology that introduced a superiorly faster speed of data transfer. Having been finally established three years after it was first released, 10GbE successfully altered the conventional Ethernet standards. This new technology broke its own preceding 1983 record of 10 megabytes (10 000 000 bytes) per second rate with its own 10 gigabytes (10 000 000 000 bytes per second speed. It was even a hundred times faster than the then boosted Fast Ethernet, which transmits at the speed of 100 megabytes (100 thousand bytes) per second.
On the account of network communications, it is always preferable for information sharing to be of the fastest possible speed. A Local Area Network or LAN, unlike the internet, is a series of connection that links only a specific member devices. You can generally recognize this kind of setting in working stations and offices of companies and agencies.
With such proficient community, it obviously is more favorable if they can perform their important exchanges of data with swift speed technology. Aside from being efficient in terms of time consummation, accelerated data transmissions are also conducive in making employees and employers alike to perform their assigned tasks in a punctual manner.
Fortunately, a technology such as the 10 gigabit Ethernet could cater to these kinds of needs. None the less, 10GbE continues to go under development to match the evolution of our generation’s technological setting. From its original 802.3 standard rating, over the years, 10GbE has continuously emerged into more intricate versions of technology.
Up until the present it has been released in standards 802.3ae (2002), 802.3ak (2004), 802.3an (2006), 802.3aq (2006) and 802.3ap (2007).The stages in the growth and modification of the 10GbE technology focused on the main use of different versions of either Fiber or Copper base cables.
Nowadays, it is palpable how various establishments and offices are applying the 10GbE technology to their network systems. It is definitely unwise to reject the advantages of such fast and smooth speed in data transfer. Taking into consideration our very urgent ways of livings in the present, it certainly is a comfort to know that we have the right technology around.
And on an even lighter side, a 2007 research stated that 10GbE is also helpful when it came to conserving energy. Given all its admirable capabilities, the networking technology of 10 gigabit Ethernet without doubt induced a whole new world of endless possibilities for anyone who uses a computer.…