WBA (4-3-2-1)MYHILL,DAWSON, McAULEY, OLSSON, EVANS,FLETCHER, SANDRO, GARDNER,SESSEGNON, McCLEAN,ANICHEBEMAN UTD (4-2-3-1)RASHFORD,DEPAY, MATA,LINGARD,HERRERA,SCHNEIDERLIN,ROJO, BLIND,CARRICK, VARELA,DE GEAWith none of their rivals winning in midweek and only Leicester City of the top four getting a point, Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Watford took them level on 47 points with rivals Manchester City, in fifth place and now with the chance to finish in the Champions League places.Juan Mata’s goal late on at Old Trafford gave United their fourth straight win in all competitions. After this game at The Hawthorns they face Premier League rivals Liverpool in the Europa League.They visit West Bromwich Albion who are unbeaten in their last three league games, taking seven points from a possible nine, with the draw at league leaders Leicester City on Tuesday taking them into 13th place, 12 points clear of the relegation zone.When the teams met at Old Trafford earlier this season, United won 2-0 with goals from Jesse Lingard and a Mata penalty after Albion’s Gareth McAuley was dismissed.United’s record at The Hawthorns is good; in nine Premier League visits they are unbeaten, winning seven and drawing two including Sir Alex Ferguson’s last ever game in charge, the 5-5 stalemate in May 2013. Albion last beat United at home in 1984 in the old First Division.Albion are without Claudio Yacob, who is banned after collecting a 10th yellow card of the season at Leicester. Chris Brunt remains on the sidelines while Jonny Evans is a doubt and there are tests for Callum McManaman and James Morrison.United, meanwhile, test Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Marouane Fellaini, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling while Wayne Rooney, Luke Shaw and Bastian Schweinsteiger are still absent.
At least 150 stakeholders from over 30 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have successfully validated two ‘Oil and Gas Laws’, but recommended limitations on the power of the Head of State, in order to promote sustained transparency, accountability and good governance.The representatives of the CSOs over the weekend in the two-day National Validation Stakeholders Conference, argued that according to Article 22 (b) of the 1986 Liberian Constitution, “All mineral resources in and under the seas and other waterways shall belong to the Republic and shall be used by and for the entire Republic.” Therefore, they said, in order to not provoke a curse upon the oil and gas sector, as has been the case in other countries, there should be a competitive recruitment process, instead of heads of the sector being presidential appointees.Some of the participants were Thomas Doe Nah of the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL), Ms. Beneta Ackah of the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency (LEITI) and Mr. Francis Dunbar of Burn International Incorporated.Others included Mr. Pindarius Allison, National Consultant of Trust Africa; I. Adams Manobah and Johansen T. Veker of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Paul Hinneh of the Liberia Oil and Gas Initiative and Liberia Petroleum Watch of Isaac T. Charleson.The ‘Oil & Gas Laws’ refer to the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) and the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) Acts of 2013.The stakeholders said the Petroleum Directorate, which is headed by a Director General, shall be recruited competitively.The Petroleum Directorate is responsible to conduct technical areas to be opened for petroleum operations and perform other relative petroleum activities and the President of the National Oil Company should be competitively recruited.The Petroleum Directorate shall be part of the Ministry of Lands, Mine and Energy until a commercial quantity of oil or gas shall be found for the establishment of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.The stakeholders also said the Board of Directors, which should not be an employee of any of the branches of government, must also be recruited.The stakeholders further said the National Legislature should attest every sale and allocation of oil blocks; borrowing of money, amongst other crucial petroleum activities.They argued that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), the Public Procurement Concession (PPCC) and other governmental agencies should be given the statutory obligation to curb corruption in the gas and oil sector.The validation was the final revision of the House of Representatives to confirm their commitment in bringing reform to the Oil and Gas Sector, including transparency and accountability, to ensure that all Liberians duly benefit from the potential hydrocarbon deposits.The conference took place last Friday and Saturday at the Monrovia City Hall.The Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, dubbed the E & P, centered on the establishment of a fiscal and legal regulatory framework for the management and regulation of petroleum activities in the country while the NOCAL Bill is to be established as a commercial entity for the purposes of managing, on behalf of the state, to undertake the exploration, development and production and disposal of petroleum.The NOCAL Act is also to manage the citizens’ participation in the rights and interests in all petroleum agreements.It may be recalled that in phase one of the oil and gas reform laws, a 22-member Committee of the House of Representatives solicited citizens’ views and participation throughout the 15 counties.The second phase was a round table stakeholders meeting which sought the compilation and harmonization of views and interventions emanating from the 15-county’s consultations.Meanwhile, after the validation, which is the final phase, the bills are expected to be presented on the floor of the House of Representatives for discussion, debate and consideration for passage. “Let me say after the passage of the Oil Laws by the House of Representatives, there will be a conference committee from both Houses, but with about 50% seeking reelection, there would be a delay in the full passage,” Deputy Speaker Hans M. Barchue said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000AFC Leopards striker Marvin Omondi leads team-mates in celebration during a past Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 24- Ezekiel Odera scored twice as defending champions AFC Leopards progressed to the third round of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield with a resounding 4-0 win over Rainforest in Naivasha on Sunday evening.Ingwe’s head coach Rodolfo Zapata continued with his unbeaten start at the helm of the club as they registered a fourth consecutive win in all competitions. Zapata lined up his strongest 11 against Rainforest including the newly signed Eugene Mukangula who made his debut barely a week after signing for the 13-time Premier League champions from Thika United.They had a brilliant start with Odera breaking the deadlock inside the opening 10 minutes heading in inside the box from a Brian Marita cross. Odera should have added his second when he was fed off a Dennis Sikhayi cross, but his shot went over the bar.Ingwe continued to pile the pressure and should have had a second when Kamura’s header from another of Sikhayi’s deliveries was cleared off the line.But, the pressure bore fruit for a second goal when Jaffery Owiti doubled the tally with a brilliant solo effort, planting the ball into the far right after going past his markers.Odera then completed his brace to give AFC a 3-0 half time lead when he beat the offside trap to calmly slot in under no pressure. Late on, substitute Ray Omondi put the icing on the cake with another neat finish.Elsewhere, the young turks of Zetech University failed to shine in the shadow of an experienced laden Friendzone, going down 2-1 at the Camp Toyoyo Ground.Peter Mwachi scored the winner for the experienced side on the hour mark after former Posta Rangers defender Don Owiti had pulled Zetech back into the game cancelling out Simon Mungai’s early goal.Friendzone featured many former Premier League players including Jack Opere, Charles Pilipili, Edgar Waudo, Jaffery Gichuki and Isaac Otieno who all played for Posta Rangers as well as former Oserian FC captain John Keo.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
1 Southampton forward Sadio Mane Manchester United have submitted a shock bid for Southampton winger Sadio Mane, after the club abandoned their pursuit of Barcelona star Pedro.Reports claim the Red Devils tabled an offer for the 23-year-old Senegal international last week, with Louis van Gaal supposedly ending the Pedro deal himself.United have been linked with a move for the Spanish forward for most of the summer, and were thought to be close to completing the deal this week with cheif executive Ed Woodward flying to Barcelona for negotiations.But fans were stunned by news on Wednesday that Premier League rivals Chelsea had hijacked the deal at the eleventh hour.However, it is now claimed Van Gaal cut the deal short upon hearing of Pedro’s reservations about signing for the 20-time champions, which left the door open for the Blues to swoop in for the Canary Islander.The exact status of the Mane bid is unknown, but the Saints are thought to be unwilling to sell the player, who has played a key role for the club following his £10million arrival from Red Bull Salzburg last summer.Mane netted ten goals in 34 appearances in his first season at St Mary’s, including the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history in the 6-1 win over Aston Villa.Despite making five signings this summer, United manager Louis van Gaal believes his squad lack pace and creativity, and sees Mane as the man to fill the void at Old Trafford.Read more: ‘I’d rather we kept Nani!’ – Man United fans divided over links with Southampton forward Sadio Mane
Ava Ward decided to celebrate her hen night with her friends – and Bob the Cob! Ava’s friends were on their way to Leitir for the Hen Party when they met the bride-to-be in Lettermacaward in a no-frills horse-drawn carriage! One of her hens, Sharon, said; “Found this Hen in Lettermacaward on a pub crawl! The sites you see locally!”Bob was done up to the nines for the occassion, with his mane plaited, a pink sash, and he even donned a sparkly pink hat!Ava is due to get married on the 8th to Henry Barrett. Congratulations from Donegal Daily to Mr. and soon to be Mrs. Barrett!Hen party accompanied by unusual guest… was last modified: September 25th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bob the cobhen partyhorseLeitirLettermacawardmarriage
USL Results & Reports 06.07.14Results4 Lanterns USL Bonagee Utd. 1 1 Derry City Res.Cockhill Celtic 6 1 Fanad Utd.Swilly Rovers 5 3 Drumkeen Utd.Finn Harps Res. 0 5 Letterkenny Rovers Donegal News League CupGroup BFinn Harps Res. 1 3 Derry City Res.Knockalla Caravans CupSemi-Final Swilly Rovers 4 1 Cockhill CelticDPD Div. 1Fanad Utd. Res. 0 4 Letterkenny Rovers Res.Bonagee Utd. Res. 3 1 Fanad Utd. Res. ReportsDonegal News League Cup Group BFinn Harps Res. 1Derry City Res. 3Harps started the game brightly and took the lead after only 3mins, a Darragh Black cross was well finished off by Dean McConnell. Brian McGrory missed a great chance to put Harps two nil up as he blazed over from an Aaron Scanlon cross. Mark Brolly made a great solo run and narrowly shot wide. In the second half Harps had another great chance as Lynch did well to save from McConnell. Derry had a few chances to draw level and Curtis had their best effort but Patton made a great save to deny him. On 62mins, Derry got the equaliser as Conor Harkin set up Michael Barr to finish well. On 70mins a Curtis flick on was met by Barr and he finished low into the net. They got the clincher on 85mins as Aidan Doherty set up Holden to put the game beyond Harps.Finn Harps Res.: Shaun Patton, Graham Fisher, Aaron Scanlon, Corey Gallagher, Thomas McMonagle, Mark Forker, Brian McGrory, Dean McConnell, Marc Brolly, Darragh Black, Paul McVeigh). Subs: Adrian Hanlon for Brolly, JP Malley for McConnell, David Ward for McGrory.Derry City Res: Michael Lynch, Shay Dunlop, Georgie Kelly, Ryan Doherty, Dylan McCallion, Aidan McCauley, Conal Kelly, Ryan Harkin, Ronan Curtis, Conor Harkin, Michael Barr). Subs: Conor McDermott for G. Kelly, Rory Holden for C. Kelly, A. Doherty for Barr.Four Lanterns USLLeaders in Big WinCockhill Celtic 6Fanad Utd. 1League champions Cockhill ran riot on Sunday, hitting a youthful Fanad side for six to go four points clear with four games remaining. The home side took the lead when new signing Conor Carlin cut the ball back for James Bradley who guided the ball past the helpless Joe Coll. They doubled their advantage five minutes later when a Gerry Gill pass found Garbhan Friel and the big striker muscled his way past the Fanad defender before smashing past Coll. The game was over as a contest before the half hour mark when Gerry Gill cut in from the left and drove past Coll who was wrong footed in the Fanad goal. Although Brian McVeigh managed to get a goal back for the away side following sloppy work from the home defence, it still looked like a matter of time before the champions struck again and they did through Friel before half time. Full back Kieran McLaughlin got to the bye line and cut a superb cross back for the big striker who finished expertly on the volley inside the box.New signing Carlin got off the mark on his home debut, scoring a thirty yard pile driver six minutes after the restart. The home side passed up a number of gilt edged chances to increase their lead before finally adding a sixth again through Conor Carlin. The diminutive striker ran onto a Daniel Doherty ball over the top before producing a delicious lob over the stranded Coll to complete the rout. With Derry City dropping points in Bonagee, the league title is now well within sight for Donal O’Brien’s men.Cockhill: Gavin Cullen, Kieran McLaughlin, Peter Doherty, William O Connor, Malachy McDermott, Conor Keddy, Liam O Donnell, Gerry Gill, James Bradley, Garbhan Friel, Conor Carlin Subs used: Derek Doherty, Daniel Doherty, Paul McKinneyFanad: Joe Coll, Kyle Burke, Adam Salhi, Declan Sweeney, Kevin Murray, James McCahill, Jaydee Alawiye, Brian McVeigh, Oisin Hassett, Jordan McBride, Adam SerrinhaBonagee Dent Derry ChallengeBonagee Utd. 1Derry City Res. 1Derry City’s assault on the league title was dealt a blow on Sunday afternoon when they shared the points with a hard-working Bonagee performance. The home team struck as early as the 3rd minute when Frankie McBrearty’s long ball into the danger area was prodded home by ex-Derry City striker Kevin Barr. Derry were playing free-flowing football, and at times were a joy to watch and they were unlucky not to draw level in the 27th minute when a Conor Harkin effort from distance caught the underside of the crossbar and cleared to safety. The visitors had argued that the ball had crossed the line, but referee Marty McGarrigle waved away any protests to leave Bonagee ahead going into the break. Derry did restore parity two minutes into the second half. Debutant Stephen Conroy in the Bonagee nets misjudged a Caolan Kelly shot from 25 yards to leave the score 1-1. With both defences on top for the second half, chances were scarce for either side, with the exception of a Barr effort from the edge of the box for the home team and a Georgie Kelly snapshot that warmed the fingers of Conroy. With four games remaining, John Quigg will be disappointed with dropping the two points, but will be happy with his team’s performance overall.Bonagee Utd: Stephen Conroy, Eoin Sheridan, Jamie Lynagh, Darek Frankowski, Declan Lynch, Frankie McBrearty, Ryan McFadden, Colm Paul Robb, Aidan McLaughlin, Kevin Barr & Daryl Brown. Subs Used: Chris Moran & Kevin Doran.Derry City Res.: Michael Lynch, Shay Dunlop, Ryan Doherty, Caolan McLaughlin, Dylan McCallion, Conor McDermott, Aidan McCauley, Michael Barr, Ronan Curtis, Caolan Kelly, Conor Harkin. Subs Used: Rory Holden, George Kelly, Aidan DohertySwilly’s Good Run ContinuesSwilly Rovers 5Drumkeen Utd. 3An eight goal thriller at a sun drenched Swilly Park on Saturday. The old cliché a game of two halves certainly applied to this game. Swilly led 4-1 at half time and missed a few glorious chances. Kyle Black with a clinical 6 yard finish, Dylan Hegarty with a low drive, a brilliant half volley by Laurence Toland and a crafty headed goal by Martin McDaid had the Ramelton men in cruise control. Gary Patton fired home a good effort for Drumkeen. In the second half Drumkeen upped their game as Swilly became lack lustre. A brilliant lobbed effort by Richie Moore and another Moore superb low drive had Drumkeen back to 4-3. Chris Mc Bride’s headed effort came close too as they piled on the pressure. Laurence Toland eased the home team’s worries with a clinical finish after a glorious through ball by Jordan Toland to send the home fans home happy. It’s six wins in a row now for Swilly as they prepare for the Knockalla Caravans cup final v Letterkenny Rovers in what promises to be a fascinating battle of the Rovers. The league’s top scorer Calvin Mooney of Swilly will return for that game.Swilly Rovers: Gareth Wade, Darren Dunworth, Jordan Toland, Martin Boyce, Ryan Shields, Daniel O’ Donnell, Martin Mc Daid, Dylan Hegarty, Kyle Black, Laurence Toland, Darren Mc Geever. Subs: Liam O Donnell. Ryan Mc Daid, Gareth Colhoun (all used), John Roulston (unused)Drumkeen United: Mark Gallagher, Christopher Kyle, Kevin Boyle, Benny Bonner, Rory Feeney, Christopher Mc Bride, Phillip White, Gary Patton, Ritchie Moore, Jamie Gallagher, Peter Mc Namee. Subs: Johnny Blake, Paul Mc CauleyMatch Referee: Paul DuddyDPD First DivisionFanad United Reserves 0Letterkenny Rovers Res 4Three goals in the opening 15 minutes from Letterkenny settled this game played in ideal conditions at Traigh-a-Loch. Rovers opened the scoring as early as the 1st minute when Fanad keeper Joe Coll could only palm a shot out to Jason Doherty who finished neatly. 4 minutes later Stevie O’Donnell scored the first of his 3 goals when he seized on a defensive mix-up to shoot across Coll into the corner. O’Donnell got his 2nd 10 minutes later when he cut inside and shot into the far corner although Coll should have done better after getting both hands to the shot. Fanad started to get into the game and should have pulled a goal back in the 20th minute when Adam Serrinha failed to get any power on his shot from an excellent Ronan Sweeney cross. The rest of the half was end to end without either team creating any clear cut chances.Fanad started the second half very brightly and Rovers had keeper Christopher O’Donnell to thank when he made a series of excellent saves. The first came from a Keelin McElwaine header from a Conor Mathewson cross. From the resulting corner Shaun McElwaine headed just wide. O’Donnell then made 2 good saves in 3 minutes, first from an Adam Serrinha shot 57 mins then from a Keelin McElwaine shot after he was put through by an excellent ball from Declan Sweeney. Fanad were made to pay for their missed chances in the 70th minute when Stevie O’Donnell completed his hat-trick when he was given far too much room in the box and he curled his shot into the far corner. Credit has to be given to both teams who tried to play football the right way. Best for Fanad were Johnny Logue and Keelin McElwaine. Best for Rovers were Christopher O’Donnell and Stevie O’Donnell.Fanad United: Joe Coll, Ronan Sweeney, Joe Friel (Kyle Burke 57), Declan Sweeney, Kevin Murray (James McCahill 65), Shaun McElwaine, Johnny Logue, Jordan McBride (Oisin Hasset 65), Conor Matthewson, Adam Serrinha, Keelin McElwaine.Letterkenny Rovers; Chris O’Donnell, Michael Herrity (Paul O’Brien 71), Kieran Doherty, Ryan Gildea (Brandon Toye 40) Dan O’Donnell, Ryan McLaughlin, Jason Doherty (Luke Friel 66), Dylan Sweeney, Kevin McGrath, Stephen O’Donnell, Kevin O’Donnell (Zach Gorman 78)Ref: Vincent McLaughlinBonagee Remain TopBonagee Utd. Res. 3Fanad Utd. Res. 1Bonagee came into this fixture with two victories out of two, and they continued their good start to the season by beating a Fanad Utd side that caused the home team a few problems in the second half. Fanad raced out of the blocks and took the lead in the 2nd minute. A Conor Matthewson free from the left was headed past Roy Duffy by Dean McCarry for his first goal of the season. Their lead was almost doubled four minutes later when Mark Wilson raced clear only to be denied by Duffy. Bonagee were beginning to take control in the game and chances by Kevin Doran and Mark Harkin failed to trouble Shane Graham in the opposition nets. They did draw level in the 22nd minute when Harkin ran thirty yards and placed the ball into the far corner of the net to leave the score 1-1 at the break. Fanad certainly dominated the early part of the second half, with Mathewson and James McCahill both testing Duffy in the home goal. Bonagee took the lead in the 66th minute, when following an excellent save from Duffy, the ball broke to Doran who released the ball to Odhran Barron, who ran to score past Graham. The third and decisive goal arrived in the 80th minute, when Harkin flicked the ball home from three yards following a Ciaran Gibson cross. Ref Tommy McAreeBonagee Utd: Roy Duffy, Aaron McCormick, Paddy McLaughlin, Jack Lafferty, Paddy O’Loan, Jake Whelan, Mark Harkin, Ciaran Gibson, Odhran Barron, Kevin Doran & Ethan McCormick. Subs Used: Graham Cullen and Noah SanniFanad Utd: Shane Graham, Kyle Burke, Joe Friel, Glenn McNulty, James McCahill, Conor Matthewson, Dean McCarry, Mark Wilson, Oisin Hassett, Keelan McElwaine. Subs Used: Ronan Sweeney, Oran Hilley, Adam Serrinha, Oran Blaney, David AdetuyiFixturesSaturday, July 12th at 2pmDPD Div. 1Drumkeen Utd. Res. v Swilly Rovers Res. Ref. V. McLaughlinKnockalla Caravans Cup Final at Bonagee 7pm (ET & Pens)Letterkenny Rovers v Swilly RoversRef. P. Duddy; Assts. P. Coll & T. McAreeSunday, July 13th at 2pmDerry City Res. v Drumkeen Utd. Ref. S. TonerLeague Cup Group ATeamPWDLFA+/-PtsSwilly Rovers540195412Cockhill Celtic52217618Bonagee Utd512237-45Drumkeen Utd.510489-13 League Cup Group BTeamPWDLFA+/-PtsDerry City Res.65101771016Letterkenny Rovers64112091113Finn Harps Res.5104612-63Fanad Utd.5005419-150 DPD First DivisionTeamPWDLFA+/-PtsBonagee Utd. Res.330011389Letterkenny Rovers Res.22008176Drumkeen Utd. Res.310268-23Swilly Rovers Res.201126-41Fanad Utd. Res4013312-914 Lanterns Ulster Senior League Table 01.06.14TeamPWDLFor Against+ / –Pts.Cockhill Celtic109102862228Derry City Res.1073024131124Letterkenny Rovers105321810818Swilly Rovers104242021-114Drumkeen Utd.103342425-112Bonagee Utd.103161414010Finn Harps Res.10208922-136Fanad Utd.10019834-261 4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: GOALS GALORE AS COCKHILL, SWILLY ROVERS AND LK ROVERS RUN RIOT was last modified: July 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cockhill CelticDerry City ReservesFinn Harps ReservesLetterkenny Roversswilly roversUlster Senior League
Dungloe GAA News: B’ iad 11, 13 15, agus 22 a huimhireacha lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto.Beidh €1,500 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann, Aisha Bonner, Carraig Mor House, Dungloe, Nora McKelvey, Loughanure, Angela Alcorn, Burtonport, Bridin Sweeney, Ard Crone agus Raymond Sweeney, Cloughwally. Bhain Dolores McGowan, St. Peter’s Tce. €150 agus bhain Johnnie McGee, Gweedore, Rita Cowley, Sheskinarone, Hugh Gallagher, Belcruit, Bridie Gallagher, Glenties €100 ag an bingo.Congratulations to Stephen Ward who came first in the Poker Classic held in the Midway Bar over the weekend. The club would like to thank Paula and Oisin for holding the event and supplying a great selection of food. 30 players attended and the club raised €550 on the night. Thanks to Harry Bradley for organising the event.The minor game that was due to be played in Killybegs over the weekend was cancelled due to the pitch being unplayable.Under 6/8/10’s training is back underway, check out Facebook for times and arrangements. The final registration night will take place at the clubhouse on Saturday the 14th of March from 7.30 to 9.30. Registration forms are available at the Ionad.A coaching course organised by Donegal GAA: A Foundation Level course for new coaches will be held in Gweedore on Saturday the 14th of March.Anyone who is interested in participating on this course should contact John Ward @ 086 6036406.’ GAA NEWS: STEPHEN WARD WINS THE DUNGLOE POKER CLASSIC AT THE MIDWAY BAR was last modified: March 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dungloeGAANoticesSport
Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has spoken of his admiration for Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante.The Chelsea midfielder has enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top of world football. LATEST Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 2 gameday cracker Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Most Popular Football Stories latest Kante and Iniesta vie for possession during an international friendly BEST OF scrap In 2013, the 27-year-old was playing for Caen in France and arriving to training on a scooter until his mother told him off and convinced him to buy a second-hand Renault.Just five years later, he is a two-time Premier League winner, FA Cup winner, two-time Ballon d’Or nominee and World Cup holder.Under new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, the France international has shown attacking attributes many thought he didn’t have to his game as the Italian pushed the diminutive midfielder forward to accommodate his ‘Sarri-ball’ tactics.For Iniesta, a serial trophy winner during his 16 years with Barcelona, the qualities Kante displays so consistently for club and country are what make him so brilliant, and makes him wish he could have played alongside him. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 2 revealed The France international was reportedly too shy to ask to hold the World Cup he won in the summer “He’s a player I’d like to have had in my team for many years,” the Vissel Kobe midfielder told RMC Sport.“He’s not going to come to Japan, but he’s definitely a player I love because of the work he does on the field and the confidence he has in his game.His mastery makes him the centrepiece of Chelsea and the France national team.” SORRY Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City tense Such brilliance has inevitably seen Kante linked with lucrative moves across Europe to some of the biggest clubs in the world.Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly enquired about bringing the midfielder back to his home country, while Iniesta’s former club have also apparently expressed an interest.
As a cinematographer, the lens choices you make are incredibly important. Let’s take a look at some lenses every cinematographer should own.Top image: behind the scenes of Birdman via Fox SearchlightOn most major film sets, the cinematographer will have a wide range of options when it comes to lenses, but this is only because he or she has the budget to do so. When you’re a documentary or indie filmmaker, your budget is much smaller — and lens options become quite limited. Because of this many indie-cinematographers will elect to stick to three go-to lenses.Spending the majority of my time in documentary film has forced me to consistently operate with as few as two lenses. I usually found myself working with a 50mm prime and a zoom lens, preferably a Canon 70-200mm. That all changed when I returned to my narrative roots by adding reenactments into my documentary work. This is when I was introduced to working exclusively with prime lenses.For traditional documentaries a zoom lens is still a necessity. With all of this in mind, let’s look at two lenses you should always use regardless of genre. For the third, we’ll look at an option for documentary film work and an option for indie film work.Two Must-Have PrimesImage via Zeiss Optical28mm PrimeNo matter your project, you’re going to need a wide-angle lens, and the 28mm prime is a good wide-angle option. While I prefer to use the 21mm for most of my work, the 28mm is a happy medium between the 21mm and the 35mm. It’s not too wide and not too narrow. It’s just right. Plus, it’s a great lens to use on a Steadicam or shoulder rig.Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 – $510Zeiss Prime 28mm f/2.0 – $1283Zeiss CP.2 28mm T2.1 – $3990Schneider PC-TS 28mm f/4.5 – $679950mm PrimeImage via PetapixelIt bears repeating: the nifty fifty is one lens everyone should own or use on each production. It simulates the human eye better than any other lens, and it’s been the go-to lens for filmmakers from every genre for a century. The technology behind the glass is incredibly impressive, and a high-quality 50mm lens won’t kill your budget.Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 – $349Rokinon Cine DS 50mm T1.5 – $549Zeiss Prime 50mm f/1.4 ZE – $725Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L – $1349Zeiss Compact Prime 50mm T2.1 – $3999Options for Your Third LensImage via Wikimedia CommonsDocumentary: 70-200mm ZoomEvery traditional documentary production I’ve ever been a part of utilized a Canon 70-200mm telephoto lens. This was ingrained in me early on as being the definitive zoom lens for filmmakers needing to run and gun while capturing observational footage. There are three versions of this telephoto lens, which have three different price points. I’ve personally used all three options and I’ll state the obvious: the f/4.0 is obviously not as fast as the f/2.8 versions, and the difference between the f/2.8L and the f/2.8 ISII is minimal.Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II – $1999Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L – $1249Canon 70-200mm f/4.0L – $599Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 – $769Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 – $1149Indie: 85mm PrimeYou won’t need to run and gun when working on a narrative project. Your scenes will be scripted, which will allow you to keep the camera on the sticks. Plus, while the image quality of a really good telephoto zoom lens can be amazing, it’s rarely ever going to match or surpass the image quality of a prime lens.Ziess Telephoto 85mm f/1.8 – $1283Ziess Compact Prime 85mm T2.1 – $1999Rokinon Cine 85mm T1.5 – $399Don’t Own Lenses? No Problem!Image via Will StraussIs your budget stretched thin? Do you not have the cash to purchase any of these previously mentioned lenses? Well, don’t worry. You’re not really operating at a disadvantage.Many filmmakers elect to simply rent their lenses for every project. Now, this isn’t to say that you shouldn’t buy equipment. Sometimes producers and directors will be looking to save money by hiring cinematographers who have that equipment available.It really all comes down to your ability to frame an image. If you can do this successfully and consistently, then you should have no problem finding work whether you have your own equipment or not.Are your go-to lenses different than those above? Do you own your lenses or rent them? Give us your feedback in the comments below.
Ahead of the Assembly elections due later this year, the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesdayy accorded the Minister of State (MoS) status to five Hindu religious leaders, a move which was slammed by the opposition Congress. As per the order of General Administration Department’s Additional Secretary K. K. Katiya, the MoS status has been accorded to Narmadanand Maharaj, Hariharanand Maharaj, Computer Baba, Bhayyu Maharaj and Pandit Yogendra Mahant. On March 31, these five religious leaders were appointed to a committee set up for the conservation of the Narmada. As members of the committee, they have been given the MoS status, a GAD official said. The Assembly elections are due in the State this year, and the main opposition Congress dubbed the decision as an attempt by the BJP to exploit the respect these religious leaders enjoy in society. “It’s a gimmick to score political points. This is also an effort by the Chief Minister [Shivraj Singh Chouhan] to wash off his sins. He ignored conservation of the Narmada.“These saints should inspect where the State government has planted six crore saplings [along the river banks] as claimed by the CM,” said Congress spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi. State BJP spokesperson Rajnish Agrawal said the Opposition party dislikes anything related to saints. “Saints and seers were accorded the MoS status to make their work of environment and river conservation easy. The saints were roped in for the Narmada conservation work to ensure public participation,” Mr. Agrawal said.