At long last, De La Salle announces football schedule

CONCORD — In a typical year, De La Salle announces its new football schedule shortly after its postseason awards banquet.

But this has not been a typical year.

Like others, De La Salle had to wait months to see which league the North Coast Section would place Clayton Valley Charter before making everything official.

Clayton Valley is in De La Salle’s league and on the Spartans’ schedule. But the non-league games De La Salle locked in before Clayton Valley’s move were not affected.

The only hole is in the first week, Aug. 23, a matchup that will be unveiled at a later time.

Everything else is set, as the school announced Thursday.

“This has all been set for a while,” Alumbaugh said. “We just didn’t know where Clayton was going to fall.”

Clayton Valley essentially replaced Foothill on De La Salle’s East Bay Athletic League schedule.

But the Spartans have a lot of challenges before wrapping up the regular season against their new league mate.

“It’s tough,” Alumbaugh said. “Really hard games. Central Catholic is a solid team. St. Francis obviously is really good. At St. Mary’s of Stockton again is great. Buchanan gave us a great run, and they have their running back back and obviously Folsom.

“People talk about Folsom. They lost guys. But they’ve got a lot of guys back.”

Here is a closer look at the matchups:

Central Catholic-Modesto

When: Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Central Catholic

Record vs. De La Salle in MaxPreps era (2004-present): 0-1.

Last meeting Aug. 24, 2018: Shamar Garrett ran for three touchdowns and quarterback Dorian Hale threw two TD passes to Grant Daley as De La Salle, playing on its home field, beat Central Catholic 35-7.

What was said: “Our execution was bad offensively and defensively,” De La Salle coach Justin Alumbaugh said. “Offensively, we go over specific things and we do them …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


Instagram or Twitter account hacked? Good luck

Your Instagram has been hacked. Who are you going to call?

There’s nobody to call.

This is true of most tech giants’ free services. If your Facebook account gets hijacked or you lose access to your Twitter account, your options are limited to submitting an automated online form and hoping an actual human being gets back to you. The companies provide help centers online, but they provide no direct way to email or call for support, their spokespeople confirmed.

And if someone does respond by email, that may not resolve your issue.

Michelle Barrios, a Hayward resident, said she received a notification last fall that someone had logged into her Instagram account from another country and changed her password. When someone from Instagram responded to her request for help, she said was told she had violated the company’s terms of service. She wrote back to explain she had been hacked and could no longer access her account.

“I never heard back from anyone again,” said Barrios, a dance studio owner. “For me, it was more sentimental. A photo of (her daughter) Brooklyn the first time we made blueberry muffins, family pictures on holidays or special moments of my kids.”

She followed the steps the company asked her to take to try to get her account back, including taking a selfie and sending it along. That didn’t work, and after trying about 10 more times to reach the company and receiving no response, she gave up and opened a new account in January.

Leila Devine of Fairfield said she had a similar experience. After her Instagram account got hacked, she could no longer log into it. The U.S. Forest Service employee also sent a selfie to Instagram, to no avail. A human being emailed her back once, but she said she has tried to contact the company …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Business


This ultra-lightweight wireless keyboard is perfect for business travelers — and its keys are quiet for typing on planes

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Portable keyboards make it much easier to work productively on your phone or tablet.
The Logitech Keys-To-Go (from $48.38) is a rechargeable, wireless Bluetooth keyboard that lets you start typing away in under a minute.
It’s ultra-light and thin, comfortable to type on, easy to clean, and surprisingly quiet. It also comes with a stand for your devices.

With a phone or tablet in hand, you can get work done any time and anywhere. During the few hours you’re held captive on your flight, you’re free to edit your essay, draft an important email, or work on the last-minute presentation you were just assigned.

The only drawback of this situation is the small screen and typing surface. For short writing tasks, these limitations aren’t fully realized, but if you want to get significant work done, you’ll wish you had a keyboard. Instead of packing a bulky, heavy laptop, it’s better to bring along a wireless keyboard. They usually cost under $100 and are a light, portable substitute for a real keyboard.

Logitech’s Keys-To-Go is a wireless Bluetooth keyboard that should be on every business traveler or busy student’s carry-on because of its comfortable feel, light and thin build, and reliable connection. We confirmed these benefits while testing the Keys-To-Go ourselves.

Specs of the Keys-To-Go

With other essentials also fighting for a coveted position in your backpack or carry-on, it’s important to consider the size and weight of your tech accessories. In that respect, the Keys-To-Go is a no-brainer to bring along. It measures 9.5″ …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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