Four VAR officials, giant screen replays at every World Cup match – FIFA

first_img0Shares00002018 World CupCOVERCIANO, Italy, Apr 18 – Four video assistant referees will be present at every game at the World Cup in Russia with replays to be shown on giant screens inside the stadiums, FIFA said on Wednesday.“Everything will be centralised in a single location in Moscow and all referees will be based in Moscow,” explained FIFA’s referees’ chief Pierluigi Collina during a training seminar organised at Coverciano, near Florence. Over the next two weeks two groups of 36 referees and 63 assistants will be trained for the World Cup in Coverciano, with workshops organised on the VAR system which will be used at the tournament for the first time.Another former Italian referee Roberto Rosetti explained how VAR would work during the tournament.“There will be four VAR officials. The VAR principal will communicate with the main referee and can suggest that he comes to verify images on the sidelines,” explained Rosetti.“The VAR assistant number one will be in charge of following the match live while the review is taking place. VAR assistant number two will be specially in charge of off-side.”Two specially-adapted cameras will be used to watch out for off-side players during the World Cup.A third VAR assistant will be in charge of supporting the VAR principal, focusing on the respect of protocol and to assure good communication between the whole team.In addition to the VAR officials there will also be four technicians in charge of screens and camera angles with a FIFA representative present to relay decisions with explanations on giant screens.“We have to remember that the the very clear objective and the success of VAR will also depend on how it is understood,” said Collina.“It’s about avoiding clear and obvious major errors. It’s not a question of refereeing the match with technology. The goal has never been to check every minor incident.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Protocol to be Established for Treatment of Injured Police Personnel

first_imgStory Highlights The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security has been charged to work along with the Ministry of Health and the University Hospital of the West Indies, to establish a protocol on how policemen injured in the line of duty are treated at health facilities. This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, during his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 12. “It is necessary that we as a country provide for the welfare of our police officers, especially those injured in the line of duty. The policeman’s job is unique in that he or she swears to serve and protect, fully conscious that in so doing he or she is at risk to lose their own life,” Dr. Chang said. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security has been charged to work along with the Ministry of Health and the University Hospital of the West Indies, to establish a protocol on how policemen injured in the line of duty are treated at health facilities.This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, during his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 12.He informed that the protocol is to be established during the 2018/19 financial year.“It is necessary that we as a country provide for the welfare of our police officers, especially those injured in the line of duty. The policeman’s job is unique in that he or she swears to serve and protect, fully conscious that in so doing he or she is at risk to lose their own life,” Dr. Chang said.“We must, therefore, establish protocols for how injured police officers should be treated effectively and comprehensively. Those on the front line must be assured that the State will be there for them,” he added.The Minister noted that when a police officer is injured in the line of duty, he must have no concern about whether he will be afforded medical care from the State.In addition, Dr. Chang said that a member of the police service charged with an offence while in the lawful execution of his duties, must be supported by the State until the Court decides his/her innocence.“This must include the legal support to aid in his/her defence,” the Minister pointed out.last_img read more