Rosetti: “We don’t want the VAR to re-arbitrate the games”

first_imgRosetti insisted that the International Football Association code Board (IFAB) provides for “clear evidence” of the error to justify VAR intervention. In the last days there were cases “limit” in the English Premier League, in which the technology annulled by a few millimeters a goal to the Portuguese Pedro Neto in Liverpool-Wolverhampton and to the English Jack Grealish in the Burnley-Aston Villa.Also on Saturday there was a similar case in the 3-0 win of Real Madrid in the Getafe field, with a French goal Raphael Varane who was validated after VAR control to determine a New position very fair. “The VAR is noticeable especially when it is not available. It is non-negotiable, it does justice, but it should not alter the spirit and fluidity of the game. The VAR controls everything that refers to the four planned cases: goals, penalties, red cards and identity errors. Silent control is something ordinary that should not be noticed. It lasts 16 seconds and does not interfere in the match. The important error is usually noticed in about 27 seconds, “Rosetti explained.“If the interruptions are very long, with ten or fifteen repetitions and four or five different cameras, it means that it is not a clear and obvious error, but a subjective interpretation of the referee that the VAR should not correct, “he concluded. The Italian Roberto Rosetti, president of the UEFA Referees Committee stressed that the VAR should not change the decision of the collegiate in cases of gameplay by a matter of few centimeters, in which “several minutes” are necessary to determine The effective position of a player. “We want the VAR to intervene only when the images show a clear error, not to re-arbitrate the matches. If not, the decision made in the field is better, “Rosetti said in an interview published this Saturday by the Italian newspaper”La Gazzetta dello Sport“.“Any part of the body, except the arms, closer to the goal than the ball and the last defender is out of play. Theoretically, one millimeter is enough. But if to decide if there is an offside of a few centimeters it takes several minutes to position the lines and there is a real difficulty in determining if it is out of play, always it is better not to change the decision made in the field, “he added.last_img read more

BP Alaska reports 85 million profit for 2016 no more layoffs planned

first_imgPipelines lead to one of BP’s facilities on the North Slope. (Photo courtesy BP)In an annual report released on Thursday, BP’s Alaska subsidiary reported a profit of $85 million in 2016. That’s compared to a $172 million loss in Alaska in 2015.Listen nowAs oil prices plunged, BP cut about 260 jobs in Alaska last year, which was about 13 percent of its workforce. But according to a BP spokesperson, the company is not planning any broad-scale layoffs this year.The company currently employs about 1,700 workers in Alaska.BP also reported a global profit of $115 million for 2016. That’s after a global loss of $6.5 billion for 2015, its worst loss ever.Despite the profit, the British company also announced a significant cut to CEO Bob Dudley’s pay. Multiple national news outlets report this is because BP’s shareholders were unhappy that Dudley was set to receive a raise despite the record loss in 2015.BP also reported it paid the State of Alaska $464 million in taxes in royalties in 2016, compared to $358 million in 2015.last_img read more