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For those of you that want to register your complaint with TATT the email is: info@tatt.org.tt.  The online form did not work for me.  But these are the details they require: Crime Watch, 25th October 2011, 6pm, Ian Alleyne, TV6.  The content is detailed above.  And then express your complaint. Please register your voice on this.  It represents a complete breakdown of social code, a violation of the public trust and the repeated violation of a 13 year old mentally challenged girl. If her parents/guardians will not protect her, the public should at least try to.

Personally I have called for the show to be pulled from the airwaves because for me there is no redemption after an editorial choice like that and I've also asked for TATT to heavily penalize TV6 for allowing this content to be broadcast not once but recorded and repeated twice. 

Nigeria's president has suspended his nation's football team from international competition for two years after a poor showing at the World Cup.
Special presidential adviser Ima Niboro told reporters the decision by Goodluck Jonathan will "enable Nigeria to reorganise its football".
The Nigerian Football Federation is to be dissolved and an interim board appointed, the BBC understands.
Nigeria were knocked out in the group stages without winning a game.
Niboro said: "President Goodluck Jonathan has directed that Nigeria withdraws from international competition for two years to enable the country to put its house in order.
Fifa's position regarding political interference in football is well known. Our statutes do not allow for any political interference
Fifa statement
"This directive became necessary following Nigeria's poor performance in the ongoing World Cup."
The president also plans an audit of the country's World Cup organising committee.
"If any financial misappropriation is discovered, all officials responsible will be held accountable," Niboro added.
The NFF released a statement apologising to "all football-loving Nigerians" for the country's early exit from South Africa.
"No previous board has qualified Nigeria for all major tournaments internationally," the statement read, adding that officials wanted Swedish coach Lars Lagerbeck to remain at the helm.
Rotimi Amaechi, head of a special presidential task force on the World Cup campaign, said Nigeria would write to football's world governing body Fifa to explain its decision.
"We went to the World Cup and found all sorts of problems and we felt we should sit back and look inward," Amaechi told reporters.

Extended highlights - Nigeria 2-2 South Korea

Under Fifa rules, government interference with national teams is strictly forbidden.
"At the time of writing, we have no official information on this matter," a Fifa statement read.
"However, in general, Fifa's position regarding political interference in football is well known. Our statutes do not allow for any political interference."
Nigeria's risks their national and club teams, plus referees, being banned from all international competitions - and their officials would not be allowed to attend meetings or events.
Nigeria were set to begin their bid to qualify for the 2012 African Nations Cup finals in September against Madagascar.

General Discussion / Re: All i want for christmas!!
« on: November 23, 2009, 09:17:26 AM »
A...A...what de jail is dis?!  And next man ready with a camera.  :o  Cana...doh be encouraging him.  He too wutless. 

Football / Re: Henry admits handball
« on: November 20, 2009, 02:00:04 PM »

Fifa rule out Ireland replay
Irish left to rue decision as France assured of World Cup place

Last updated: 20th November 2009   

Decisions are taken by the referee and these decisions are final.

Fifa has confirmed that under no circumstances will Republic of Ireland's World Cup play-off with France be replayed.

Wednesday's second-leg clash in Paris has been the subject of intense scrutiny as France progressed courtesy of a 2-1 aggregate success, secured in extra-time largely thanks to Thierry Henry's now infamous double handball prior to William Gallas' leveller on the night.

The Football Association of Ireland had asked Fifa to replay the game as even Henry conceded he had handled the ball before laying on Gallas' equaliser, which booked France's place in South Africa.

Ireland received widespread sympathy throughout the football fraternity following a gutsy display in the French capital, with a number of key figures championing their cause for a replay.


However, such a request has been given short shrift by world football's governing body Fifa, who insist a referee's decision is final in rejecting the FAI's appeal.

"Fifa has today, 20 November 2009, replied to the request made by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) to replay the 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa play-off match held on 18 November 2009 between France and the Republic of Ireland in Paris," read an official statement from Fifa.

"In the reply, Fifa states that the result of the match cannot be changed and the match cannot be replayed.

"As is clearly mentioned in the Laws of the Game, during matches, decisions are taken by the referee and these decisions are final."

Fifa's response will now be considered by the FAI's board of management, which sits for a pre-arranged meeting on Friday afternoon.

The FAI said in a statement: "Football Association of Ireland today confirmed that it has received correspondence from FIFA rejecting the Association's request for a replay of the World Cup play-off match between France and the Republic of Ireland.

"A previously scheduled meeting of the FAI board of management will take place this afternoon where the matter will be considered.

"No further comment will be made until this meeting has concluded."


The Football Association of Ireland have launched a fresh plea with their French counterparts to agree to a replay of their controversial play-off match.

Thierry Henry's blatant handball in the build up to William Gallas' goal which sent France through to the World Cup at the Republic of Ireland's expense has been the subject of much debate since Wednesday night.

A 1-1 draw on a pulstaing night in the Stade de France proved to be enough for the hosts, with Nicolas Anelka's away goal from the first leg in Croke Park helping to see them through.

Ireland, however, are refusing to let the handball issue lie, believing Henry's disregard for the rules should not prevent them the right to contest at the finals.

Football's governing body Fifa have already rejected an appeal for a replay but with the offending player, and France captain, Henry admitting that a replay would be just, the FAI have renewed hope that a deal can be struck.

The Irish are hoping a plea from both associations, plus both team captains, will help sway Fifa's stance over the prospect of replaying the second leg at in Paris.
A statement from the Board of Management of the FAI read: "Following this afternoon's meeting of its Board of Management, the Football Association of Ireland has called on the French Football Federation, as one of the world's largest Football Associations, to join with it and the captains of both the French and Irish teams, Thierry Henry and Robbie Keane, to request a replay from FIFA that would protect the integrity of the game worldwide and the pride of the French national team."

The FFF, embarrassed by the manner in which their nation have qualified for South Africa, have insisted they will comply with any decision Fifa make on the matter.

Football / Re: Liburd: 'Little Magician' needs strong closing act.
« on: October 15, 2009, 07:40:28 AM »

so, why it have to a white man?

General Discussion / Re: Internet Scam beware!
« on: October 13, 2009, 04:41:55 PM »
so anybody else getting the phone calls from the congo and when u answer they hang up?

Football / Re: Warner: T&T side is team of the future
« on: September 24, 2009, 10:55:00 AM »
This has to be the most SHAMELESS piece of PR press out by the ttff.   :puking:  Sounds like it was planted?!  STEUPS!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Football / Re: Where it all went wrong
« on: September 15, 2009, 05:18:53 AM »
Lasana around. And soon to be publishing again. 

*sigh* I cyar wait for he return....

Ent!  I missed his articles read bad!

Football / Re: Where it all went wrong
« on: September 14, 2009, 07:25:25 PM »
Marlon is the Sports Editor of the Express so he doesn't write often any more and from what i gather it's mostly OpEd type pieces when he does.

So because he doh write d express minus Lasana is like every other media house blind or dumb 2 d goings on in d football. Writin dat now serves what purpose?

Every journalist has their role.  Some write the everyday stories and some write the OpEd pieces. Weary is not like you doh know the story with the media in this country.  Lacking bad.  But that doesn't mean Keith Smith should be writing the everyday crime story. That's not his role.  Lasana around. And soon to be publishing again. 

Football / Re: Name Something after Russel Latapy
« on: September 14, 2009, 07:16:36 PM »
Lara is one of the top 3 greatest batsmen in the entire history of his sport.

With all due respect to Yorke & Latas....dem cyah even crack de top 100 in dem sport.

Their accomplishments in their sport are miniscule compared to Lara's in his.

It doesn't mean they are not great players in their own right....but what Latas and Yorke have accomplished in their sport doh even come anywhere close to what Lara achieved in his.

No dispreck but it come like allyuh tryin to compare a German Shepherd wit 2 pompec.

Not to detract from Lara's achievements, but cricket is played by how many nations and football by how many nations?  Much larger pool for football.   Lara's achievement should never take away from theirs.  They have played their respective sports with both artistry and skill, determination and will.  Are there even world records in football?  What?  How many goals scored?  There must be about a thousand different kinda world records in cricket down to the record for 'Who Scratch Their Balls The Most In a One Day While Fielding In Second Slip'. And that's of course different from the man who 'Who Scratch Their Balls The Most In a Test While Fielding In Second Slip'. Cannot compare the two.  And one cannot detract from the other.  Yorke and Latas are geniuses in their respective positions and certainly not miniscule in comparison to Lara.   

Football / Re: Name Something after Russel Latapy
« on: September 14, 2009, 01:05:33 PM »
TGIF named a drink after him a few months ago. 
What de hell??!!....Zeppo suggested that and I eh take him seriously....

lol.  i think it called the Lil Magician. or some such name

hmmm...guess it was a temporary menu item.  i was curious about the name myself and called them.  they no longer have a drink named after him.  hmmm...

Football / Re: Name Something after Russel Latapy
« on: September 14, 2009, 12:51:38 PM »
TGIF named a drink after him a few months ago. 
What de hell??!!....Zeppo suggested that and I eh take him seriously....

lol.  i think it called the Lil Magician. or some such name

Football / Re: Name Something after Russel Latapy
« on: September 13, 2009, 09:06:55 PM »
TGIF named a drink after him a few months ago. 

Football / Re: Where it all went wrong
« on: September 13, 2009, 08:57:52 PM »
Marlon is the Sports Editor of the Express so he doesn't write often any more and from what i gather it's mostly OpEd type pieces when he does.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Photo of the day
« on: July 10, 2009, 10:01:10 AM »
Queen girl that architectural shot is gorgeous.  well done on the fireworks too!

Football / Re: Alternative arrangements for senior team.
« on: July 10, 2009, 09:19:45 AM »
This one reeks from the get go.  Why was it announced that the team was going to Scotland and the budget was not approved in advance by the ttff?  At the end of the day government/sponsor money has to be allocated on an annual basis.  Whatever we want to say or assume about how the ttff spends its money, why did the team management organise and publicise this trip without getting approval for the budget?  It was a bold and careless assumption to make.  And speaks volumes about how irresponsibly the organisation is managed across the board.  Did they even express to the executive in the organisation that this is what they wanted to do? Or just coordinate it, publicise it and throw the TTFFs back up against the wall?  And Jack in conference after conference talking about how he cannot afford the trip, like its his money paying for the trip and not the Federations.  The whole thing is ridiculous!

Football / Re: Senior footballers meet U-20s in training match
« on: July 09, 2009, 12:45:33 PM »
Am guessing the game ended in a 2-2 draw ???

3 all. 

Football / Re: Senior footballers meet U-20s in training match
« on: July 09, 2009, 09:35:28 AM »
now 2 all. 

Football / Re: Senior footballers meet U-20s in training match
« on: July 09, 2009, 09:08:10 AM »
U20s leading 2 -1.  second half in progress

Football / Re: Spoke to Latas when I went to T&T.
« on: June 05, 2009, 05:30:49 AM »
 nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah!  :rotfl: :rotfl:   Dat was too good!  :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:  Sam you is ah genius. 

General Discussion / Re: **THE OFFICIAL HUNKS THREAD**
« on: May 06, 2009, 08:21:16 PM »
ok time to delete it now.   ;D

General Discussion / Re: **THE OFFICIAL HUNKS THREAD**
« on: May 06, 2009, 08:09:31 PM »
lol.  u need to visit the football discussion some more.   :D  no clue who be the ole man.

General Discussion / Re: **THE OFFICIAL HUNKS THREAD**
« on: May 06, 2009, 07:51:14 PM »
Aright, ah come back juss to view.....

Quiet please and thanks. I'll hail ya during intermission 8)

How you taking so long?  yuh memorizing them ah what?   :rotfl: 

how de ras twirlin he dreads so.

Dat man look like organic LOL

this was just toooooooooo funny!!!
sorry organic.....i had to laugh!!

Let Organic say dat isn't him LOL

FUH REAL!!!   :rotfl:  he must be taking nuff pressure fuh dat!

Football / Re: Maturana...fired NOW?
« on: April 06, 2009, 06:44:47 PM »
ok thanks

Football / Re: Maturana...fired NOW?
« on: April 06, 2009, 06:38:54 PM »
out of curiousity, when will it air? 

Cricket Anyone / Stop the foolishness please!
« on: March 30, 2009, 07:47:55 AM »
Stop the foolishness please!
Fazeer Mohammed

Monday, March 30th 2009

POINTLESS APPEAL: England's Stuart Broad, right, unsuccessfully appeals LBW on West Indies' captain Chris Gayle during the fourth One-Day International match at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, yesterday. -Photo: AP
How are West Indians and fans of West Indies cricket supposed to feel right now?

Elated that their team is enjoying considerable success against England and are showing a greater degree of competitiveness generally, or worried that all of this renewed optimism will inevitably come to nothing as a result of the latest episode in the long-running dispute between the players and the regional administrators?

Look, somebody has to stand up and say enough is damn well enough and solve this thing once and for all - one way or the other. To put it simply, we just can't go on this way, especially at a time when long-suffering followers of the Caribbean side are daring to believe that they are now beginning to see light after almost 14 years of darkness that was defined, not only by an unending series of defeats on the field, but a succession of controversies beyond the boundary that were probably more damaging to the psyche of people who look to the game as a source of enjoyment and celebration, not to mention temporary release from the more important issues of everyday life.

This game of bat and ball really shouldn't matter so much. However the fact that it does makes it imperative on the power-brokers and influential personalities to seek the best interests of West Indiescricket, even if there is a fundamental difference of opinion as to what course of action constitutes seeking those best interests.

So if the West Indies Players Association are so frustrated by what they perceive to be the high-handedness and incompetence of the West Indies Cricket Board, and believe that the time is long past for some really drastic action, then they should get on with it. To be suggesting that a decision on strike action for the final One-Day International on Friday in St Lucia was dependent on yesterday's result at Kensington Oval undermined their own argument about the gravity of the situation.

If WIPA have had more than enough in their dealings with the WICB and are convinced that taking their protestations to another level is the only way to trigger the fundamental change in the administration that they may be seeking, then, surely, it really doesn't matter whether or not the series has already been won ahead of the scheduled duel at the Beausejour Stadium.

Of course, this is not intended to disregard the sense of betrayal that fans in St Lucia especially would feel if the match is aborted, given their huge support of the corresponding ODI against Sri Lanka last year when the series was already settled in the home side's favour. But in the same way that more than a few labour unions in the country are making the point that the only way to get attention for their cause is to create considerable inconvenience, then it's up to WIPA to decide what they're really about.

You can't have it both ways, especially if you're coming up against an organisation that you consider to be untrustworthy and impervious to previous attempts at creating a better working relationship.

To be breaksing from more strident action for fear of incurring the wrath of the media and the general public suggests that this is only a game of bluff and counter-bluff. If the belief within the players' fraternity is that they have to rise up against the WICB in a manner never previously attempted, then they must do so, while taking into account that it could cost them their careers as international cricketers.

Is that a price they are prepared to pay? If not, then they should resign themselves to being participants in these irritating skirmishes that, very briefly, distract attention from the cricket itself but ultimately achieve nothing as far as bringing about fundamental change in the governance of the regional game.

If, as some have surmised, this is all about showing who is really in charge of West Indies cricket, and that none of the principals have the best interests of the game at heart, then the ruse will be exposed sooner rather than later. Truly believing in something means being prepared to sacrifice something valuable for its sake. In contrast, taking action only when it is convenient to do so exposes those individuals as tough-talking frauds.

More than 30 years ago, the cream of the crop of West Indies cricket, with the notable exception of Alvin Kallicharran, signed up to Kerry Packer's World Series revolution and were prepared to give up their official international careers for better pay. They were branded as mercenaries in some quarters, yet the greater weight of public, and legal, opinion was on their side and they prevailed in the end, returning to the official fold and proceeding to dominate the game as none had ever done before and are likely to do again.

It's only when you're at the edge of the cliff do you know what you really believe: retreat and make do with the usual treatment meted out to you, or take the giant leap, confident that the strength of your convictions will allow you to survive the fall, even with a few bruises and lacerations?

While it may appear inappropriate to rock the boat just as it seems to be righting itself in the short term, it really makes no sense to stay on board if those at the brig are charting a course towards the nearest iceberg.

It's therefore up to the players to decide what they really want.

General Discussion / Re: Do You support Homo's?
« on: January 31, 2009, 06:42:20 AM »
so to whose or which standard of perfection are we to be aspiring?  moral, cultural and spiritual 'perfection' is relative. to me that's the crux of any tolerance debate.

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