Ferguson not convinced by VAR

first_imgAlex Ferguson ‘We’re in limbo’ – Ferguson yet to be convinced by VAR Russell Greaves Last updated 2 years ago 16:31 8/31/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) AlexFerguson - Cropped Getty Images Bundesliga Serie A The former Manchester United boss has said that the new technology must be given “a chance” but he is not convinced it is being implemented properly Sir Alex Ferguson is not convinced over the value of the new video assistant referee (VAR) technology, but is willing to give it an opportunity to prove itself.The legendary former Manchester United manager conceded that, even with the help of VAR, decisions could still be contentious.Man United 9/4 to win Premier League Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina VAR is being used in the Bundesliga and Serie A to mixed reviews from players, coaches and fans, with Ferguson understanding of the cynicism. “VAR, I don’t think anyone in the room is completely convinced, but we’re prepared to wait and see some of the examples,” said the Scot, speaking at the UEFA Elite Coaches Forum in Nyon.”They showed three or four clips and, to be honest with you, I couldn’t make my mind up, neither could the referees, so we’re in a limbo I think.”It’s worth trying because you can’t stop progress. If the progress means you’re going to improve the operation of the referee then it’s worth trying.”It may be that in two or three years’ time it becomes part of the game. Remember, we spoke about goalline technology for years before it actually arrived. It’s here and it’s been good.”So give VAR a chance. We’re prepared to wait. I think UEFA are at that stage too, not quite sure, but given a few other examples it may turn out to be okay.”last_img read more

SC refuses to interfere with Bengal panchayat poll process

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to extend the last date for the filing of nominations for panchayat polls in West Bengal, saying it could not interfere with the election process. The top court, however, granted liberty to all candidates to approach the West Bengal State Election Commission for appropriate relief.”We have not interfered with the election process but we have granted liberty to all candidates to approach State Election Commission on Monday itself for necessary relief,” a bench of Justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre said.The BJP had on March 6 told the apex court that “democracy is being murdered” in West Bengal as the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) was engaged in large scale poll violence and not allowing its candidates to file nominations for the upcoming panchayat polls.It had also alleged that the assistant panchayat electoral registration officers appointed by the West Bengal State Election Commission were refusing to give nomination forms to BJP candidates.The West Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party sought availability of nomination papers online, extension of the last date for filing these papers and deployment of paramilitary forces in the state in the run-up to the polls scheduled in the first week of May.The panchayat polls are scheduled to be held on May 1, 3, and 5. The votes will be counted on May 8. According to the notification, the last date for filing of nominations is April 9 and the last date of scrutiny of the nominations is April 11.last_img read more

State IAS cadre sees minor reshuffle

first_imgKolkata: In a minor reshuffle in the IAS cadre of the state, two IAS officers have been sent on compulsory waiting.An IAS officer of 2005 batch, British Chandra Barman, who was posted as additional secretary of the Land and Land Reforms department, has been sent to compulsory waiting. Nitya Sundar Trivedi, who was posted as additional secretary of Land and Land Reforms department, has also been sent to compulsory waiting.Mausumi Guha Roy has been sent to the post of commissioner in the Land and Land Reforms department. She was earlier posted as the commissioner of the Housing department.K Radhika Aiyar, who was director (finance) of West Bengal Highway Development Corporation, will also hold the charge of joint secretary Land and Land Reforms department.last_img read more

GraalVM 190 releases with Java 8 SE compliant Java Virtual Machine and

first_imgLast week, the team behind GraalVM announced the release of GraalVM 19.0. This is the first production release, which comes with early adopter Windows support, class initialization update in GraalVM Native Image, Java 8 SE compliant Java Virtual Machine, and more. GraalVM is a polyglot virtual machine that allows users to run applications written in JavaScript, Python, Ruby, R, JVM-based languages like Java, Scala, Kotlin, Clojure, and LLVM-based languages such as C and C++. Updates in GraalVM 19.0 GraalVM Native Image GraalVM Native Image is responsible for compiling Java code ahead-of-time to a standalone executable called a native image. Currently, it is available as an early adopter plugin and you can install it by executing the ‘gu install native-image’ command. With this release, Native Image is updated in how classes are initialized in a native-image. The application classes are now initialized at runtime by default and all the JDK classes are initialized at the build time. This change was made to improve user experience, as it eliminates the need to write substitutions and to deal with instances of unsupported classes ending up in the image heap. Early adopter Windows support With this release, early adopter builds for Windows users are also made available. These builds include the JDK with the GraalVM compiler enabled, Native Image capabilities, and GraalVM’s JavaScript engine and the developer tools. Java 8 SE compliant Java VM This release comes with Java 8 SE compliant Java Virtual Machine, which is based on OpenJDK 1.8.0_212. Read also: No more free Java SE 8 updates for commercial use after January 2019 Node.js with polyglot capabilities This release comes with Node.js with polyglot capabilities, based on Node.js 10.15.2. With these capabilities, you will be able to leverage Java or Scala libraries from Node.js and also use Node.js modules in Java applications. JavaScript engine compliant with ECMAScript 2019 GraalVM 19.0 comes with JavaScript engine compliant with the latest ECMAScript 2019 standard. You can now migrate from JavaScript engines Rhino or Nashorn, which are no longer maintained, to GraalVM’s JavaScript engine compatible with the latest standards. Check out the GraalVM 19.0 release notes for more details. Read Next OpenJDk team’s detailed message to NullPointerException and explanation in JEP draft Introducing Node.js 12 with V8 JavaScript engine, improved worker threads, and much more What’s new in ECMAScript 2018 (ES9)?last_img read more