Nimba vs. Bassa @ County meet: ‘There Were No Violations’

first_imgOutgoing Youth and Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe said yesterday that there were no violations in keeping with the rules and regulations of the County Meet, the Liberia Football Association and FIFA’s Circular No. 1147, concerning players Jerry Wleh, William Freeman, Zizue Kollie and Sekou Bayon during the match between Nimba and Grand Bassa Counties on January 6 and 7.According to the protest last week Thursday, Nimba County’s administrative manager Musa Kromah complained that Grand Bassa played with four illegal players which included Trokon Jackson, Sekou Bayoh, Jerry Wleh and William Freeman.Minister Nagbe, who is also chairman of the Appeals Board, said as a result of the match, Grand Bassa’s victory over Nimba County still stands.On Tuesday, the Protest and Grievance Committee ruled on a ‘replay’ between Grand Bassa vs. Nimba, which is no longer necessary.The LFA said Grand Bassa cannot be held liable for violating the Regulations on Player’s eligibility on player Sekou Bayoh because he was not fielded and did not violate any rule.Meanwhile, the Appeals Board said Grand Bassa County’s piece of evidence used by the Protest and Grievance Committee and the Competition Committee of the LFA did not meet the requirement of Article 25 Section 1.5.The Board said there was no written communication from the LFA to the parties as required by Article 25 Section 1.5 of the LFA 2015/2016 Rules and Regulations informing them of the decision on the actions of player Jerry Wleh.“A player shall be eligible to participate in the day’s game, when the player’s name and particulars are registered on the referee’s game sheet and inspection formalities; and a player whose name is registered on the referee’s game sheet and does not appear for inspection after the first half of the match shall be declared a non-participant. “No inspection shall take place after half time; and a suspended player(s) who is registered on the referee’s game sheet for the day’s match and is not fielded in the said match is not guilty of participating in the match,” Minister Nagbe said.He further said that referencing FIFA Circular No. 1147 concerning the “non-participation of players,” player Sekou Bayou was never fielded in the match between Liberia and Guinea in the CHAN Competition, which is not an A-Level Competition, and is thereby not an illegal player.Meanwhile Sen. Thomas Grupee of Nimba County on behalf of the County and Steering Committee yesterday announced the withdrawal of the kickball team from the County Meet.Nimba County lost 48-50 points to Grand Bassa in basketball on Tuesday at the Sports Commission. Previously, Bong County thrashed Nimba County from the Volleyball category.However, Montserrado meets Lofa in the semifinals which kick-off tomorrow, while Bong is expected to host Bassa Friday.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Piracy gets top billing on visit

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsAmong those the mayor will meet with is China’s minister of culture and trade to discuss piracy so pervasive that there is serious doubt over whether legitimate home-entertainment products can ever grab a foothold with Chinese consumers. “If you did not see a counterfeit DVD, you were not in China,” MPAA Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman said late last year at a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on piracy in Beverly Hills. “Unfortunately, I fear our collective perception of China has become so ingrained with the notion that China is overflowing with pirate DVDs we frequently fail to appreciate the magnitude of the problem.” Glickman also had said China has few repercussions to deter pirates and has lacked the political will to attempt to stem the problem. Illegal films are readily available on virtually all street corners and packed on the shelves of audio-visual stores in just about every neighborhood. Villaraigosa will also visit South Korea and Japan. In Japan, the mayor said, he plans to promote Los Angeles as a location to shoot commercials. Film L.A. Inc. President Steve MacDonald, whose agency handles film permits for Los Angeles and some surrounding areas, will accompany Villaraigosa for the Japanese leg of the trip. Can Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa save Hollywood? The Los Angeles mayor, who is leaving for a 14-day trip to Asia this weekend, said Tuesday that rampant DVD piracy, which costs the major movie studios nearly $300 million a year, will be among the topics when he meets Chinese leaders. “We’ve got to protect our industry, movies as well as music,” Villaraigosa said during an interview with Daily News reporters and editors. “I want to bring home to them just how critical this is to the L.A. economy and how much damage (piracy) is causing.” According to the Motion Picture Association of America, more than nine out of every 10 DVDs sold in China are fakes or stolen products. “We’re going to help promote Japanese commercial production in L.A. because in the last five, six years or so, it has dropped considerably,” MacDonald said. “Just like when film or television comes to the city, commercial production is also a valuable contributor to jobs in the area.” In addition to movie industry-related issues, the mayor’s agenda includes discussing environmental issues and promoting trade, tourism, investment and the fashion industry. (818) 713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more