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How Rocket Ismail Once Signed A $18.2M CFL Contract Then Almost Lost It All — 'I Looked At My Bank Statement, And I Just Went, What The?'

When NASA is ready to launch a ship, the 3-2-1…countdown clearly indicates that take-off is about to occur. And from that moment, without much hesitation or delay, the rocket is dispatched into space with incredible speed. The world has taken this reality and made it a metaphor for a person with astonishing speed and agility, which is where Raghib “Rocket” Ismail enters the chat. Known for his blazing speed on the football field, Ismail was a Canadian and American football player that rose to success in the late 1980s. Photo Credit: Brian Masck As the team’s star wide receiver, Ismail played collegiate football for the University of Notre Dame. According to the College Football Hall of Fame, Ismail led the Fighting Irish to an undefeated season in 1988. He is one of only two Notre Dame football players who were able to earn over 1,000 rushing and receiving yards during his collegiate career. He currently holds the school record for having an average of 22 yards per reception. After...

Josh Rodgers

Sep 16, 2022

YouTube's Fact-Check Tool Showed Information About 9/11 During Notre Dame Fire Live Streams

On Monday, people around the world watched as the Notre Dame cathedral went up in flames. Several outlets — like CBS — immediately began to livestream the fire on YouTube. Then, something strange happened. People noticed that beneath the the Notre Dame livestream, YouTube began to insert information about the 9/11 attacks. Multiple people on Twitter posted screenshots, including Joshua Benton, the director of Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab. “Why in the world is YouTube putting information about9/11 underneath the Notre Dame livestream from France 24?” Benton tweeted , adding, “(Especially since it seems like, at least for right now, ongoing renovations are the most likely cause, no indication of terror).” Why in the world is @YouTube putting information about 9/11 underneath the Notre Dame livestream from @FRANCE24 ? (Especially since it seems like, at least right now, ongoing renovations are the most likely cause, no indication of terror)

Vanessa Taylor

Apr 16, 2019