‘VAR needs to chill’

first_imgVideo Assistant Referees were once again a talking point on Monday as hosts France benefitted from a pair of reviewed calls to hold off Nigeria in their third and final group stage match of the Women’s World Cup.The hosts were held scoreless for 75 minutes on Monday before the match turned on its head as Nigeria’s Ngozi Ebere was sent off following a VAR review.Ebere’s dismissal was accompanied by a penalty, with Wendie Renard putting the spot kick wide, causing Nigeria celebrations. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Those celebrations were short-lived, as a further VAR review ruled that Chiamaka Nnadozie had come off her line prematurely, forcing a retake.Renard buried her second opportunity, giving France a 1-0 lead that would last through the 90 minutes.It wasn’t without controversy, though, as fans, pundits and former players had plenty to say about the questionable use of VAR.VAR needs to chill.— Sydney Leroux Dwyer (@sydneyleroux) June 17, 2019So after years and years, I guess NOW is the time to start strictly enforcing the encroachment rule #FIFAWWC— Seth Vertelney (@svertelney) June 17, 2019Nigeria really put up a great battle! I’m sad it had to end in a controversial and unsatisfying penalty after the VAR decision. https://t.co/6QrgOsxlzB— Hope Solo (@hopesolo) June 17, 2019People talk about VAR like it’s a sci-fi horror scenario where the robots take over when in fact it’s a comedy wherein aliens/robots come to earth and obey obscure traffic bylaws that no human has ever considered.— David Rudin (@DavidSRudin) June 17, 2019The biggest question for me is: Why does VAR seem like such a shambles in the women’s World Cup when it didn’t at all in last year’s men’s World Cup?— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) June 17, 2019VAR is actually a French word, La Var, which means “Home-Ice Advantage” 🇫🇷— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) June 17, 2019This just in, VAR nullifies ‘99 World Cup. 🇺🇸 back to 2 stars. ⭐️⭐️Thems the new rules. I guess I’m just nostalgic for the good old days when FIFA ignored women’s soccer and didn’t give a shit about their own tournament…what’s that, they still don’t? pic.twitter.com/blseNVwDjT— Anthony DiCicco (@DiCiccoMethod) June 17, 2019VAR is making this World Cup the best drama filled movie or show I’ve seen in a long time. #FRANIG #MustSeeTV— Karina LeBlanc (@karinaleblanc) June 17, 2019The VAR official got tricked by a scam email about a prince and is trying to get revenge— Kim McCauley (@lgbtqfc) June 17, 2019last_img read more

Give him any role, Hardik Pandya takes it up with a smile: KL Rahul

first_img Press Trust of India CardiffMay 29, 2019UPDATED: May 29, 2019 17:42 IST India all-rounder Hardik Pandya (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKL Rahul said all-rounder Hardik Pandy takes up every responsibility thrown at him very wellKL Rahul smashed a century in India’s World Cup warm-up game against BangladeshIndia will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5K L Rahul has heaped praise on his close friend and India teammate Hardik Pandya, saying the all-rounder revels in taking extra responsibility for the team.Rahul, who sealed the number four spot for the World Cup opener against South Africa with a fine hundred here on Tuesday, said Hardik has grown immensely as a cricketer over the last two years.”Being a fast bowling all-rounder he plays an important role in the set-up of the team, no matter what format. He does have the skill and everybody knows he has the skill. But how he has used that skill and grown in the last two years,” said Rahul after his stellar knock against Bangladesh in India’s final warm-up game before the World Cup.Not long ago, Rahul and Hardik were embroiled in a massive controversy following their sexist comments on a popular chat show. Key to India’s chances in the mega event beginning May 30, they both look in good shape having done well in the preceding IPL.Hardik’s role will be critical not just with the bat in the death overs but also as a pacer. Rahul backed him to have a successful tournament.”His red ball form, he did well in England and also got a 90 in South Africa at Cape Town. Put under pressure, he has come up and delivered for the team. He is somebody from who the team expects a lot and he always takes the responsibility thrown in at him.”Give him any role and Hardik takes it up with a smile on his face. He wants to do it for the team and gives his all. That’s what makes him who he is. Someone who gives hundred percent each time he is on the field,” he added.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Hosts England take on Steyn-less South AfricaAlso Read | Shakib Al Hasan will do something big at World Cup: Mashrafe MortazaAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow 2019 World CupFollow KL RahulFollow Hardik Pandya Give him any role, Hardik Pandya takes it up with a smile: KL RahulWorld Cup 2019: Showering praise on compatriot Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul said that the all-rounder gives his hundred percent in every role he is put in.advertisementlast_img read more

Bureau Veritas Revamps Stowage and Lashing

first_imgzoom International classification society Bureau Veritas has launched a voluntary notation for containerships which will allow more flexible container stowage depending on the ship’s loading condition.The notation, LASHING WW, is based on ships being fitted with an approved lashing computer, which will allow computation of container stack weights and required lashing using acceleration levels corresponding to the ship’s loading condition and worldwide area of operationJean-Francois Segretain, Marine Technical Director, Bureau Veritas, Marine and Offshore division, said: “Current lashing and stowage rules for deck containers rely on defined transverse accelerations which are not really accurate for large modern vessels along their whole length. Our research and data from real ships in service shows that accelerations in the midships section of container vessels are always closely correlated with the natural roll period of the ship and could often be much less than those set down in the present rules for lashing calculations.Using the right software fitted on board, and taking into account the ship’s area of operation (worldwide or mainly in North Atlantic or North Pacific area) and loading condition, the appropriate accelerations can be used to optimise the loading plan, lashing, or to allow heavier containers to be stowed higher in the tiers.”BV’s calculations show that stack weights midships for ULCs using BV lashing software can be increased by up to 22 tonnes per container stack.Without the requirements of this notation, container ship lashing plans must be checked against the most demanding loading conditions, so requiring a maximum one-size-fits-all transverse acceleration figure.LASHING WW offers a more precise evaluation by using actual transverse accelerations without losing the safety margin.“This approach is simple and quick, offering much greater cargo and lashing flexibility without compromising safety,” said Mr. Segretain.June 2, 2014last_img read more