We can win our next games, says Hoops’ boss

first_imgChris Ramsey has every faith in his side’s chances of beating relegation despite their 1-0 home defeat to derby rivals Chelsea.Cesc Fabregas scored an 87th minute winner for the Premier League leaders, with their only shot on target.It was the home side who had the most chances and Blues boss Jose Mourinho had goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to thank after two brilliant saves from Matt Phillips and Charlie Austin.And Rangers’ courageous display against the table toppers gives Ramsey hope ahead of a crucial season run-in, when they must pick up points against the likes of West Ham, Liverpool, Manchester City, Newcastle and fellow relegation rivals Leicester in the final game of the season if they are to survive.“I think we can stay up,” the QPR boss said. “I think we can win our next games and stay up.“We know that we can perform at a level and it’s down to us to go and do it.“But at the end of the day that would have been a valuable point gained today to get us out of the mire that we’re in.”After the game, goalkeeper Robert Green received criticism after his miss-kick allowed Eden Hazard to dart forward and lay off an assist for Fabregas.But Ramsey was adamant the England international was not to blame and that his side should have defended the situation better.“It’s not Rob Green’s fault,” said the former Tottenham coach.“We could have defended that better than that, once the ball had dropped. We had loads of time to defend that and we didn’t do it properly and you get punished for it.”last_img read more


first_imgLagan Harps FCOur men’s team continued their promotion push with a 5-1 win over Kerrykeel ’71 club. Scorers were Kevin Kelly(3) and Kenny Doran(2).Next Sunday they are scheduled to play Whitestrand Utd. Our u/12’s travelled to Sion Mills where they played Sion Swifts in a couple of friendlies. Our u/10’s played Dunfanaghy in a blitz in Boles Goals. Our u/16’s and u/12’s return to league action this weekend.In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 5,12,16 and 23. Linda Mc Daid won E50 for three numbers. Next weeks jackpot is E5025.00.SOCCER NEWS: KEVIN KELLY HITS A HAT-TRICK AS LAGAN HIT KERRYKEEL FOR FIVE was last modified: February 16th, 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:Lagan Harps FCNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more


first_imgLagan Harps FCOur men’s team turned in a spirited performance when drawing 1-1 away to fllow promotion hopefuls Kilmnacrennan Celtic. Our scorer was Drew Connolly.The result ensures we finish, at the worst third, and more than likely face a playoff with the team fourth from bottom in the Premier Division, in order to get promoted. This Sunday we are away to league leaders Castlefin Celtic. Our u/14’s turned in another good peformance when they beat Castlefin Celtic 2-0.Scorers were Enda Gallagher and Ryan Moore. On Saturday they are home to Cappry Rovers while our u/16’s are away to Raphoe Town. Our u/12’s had a good run out when they drew away to Lifford Celtic in a friendly. In our weekly lottos the numbers drawn were 8,9,10 and 22. Eunan Diver had  the most numbers (three)  and won E50. Next weeks jackpot is E5,200.SOCCER NEWS: LAGAN HARPS EARN VITAL POINT AGAINST PROMOTION HOPEFULS KILMACRENNAN CELTIC was last modified: April 13th, 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:Lagan HarpsNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more

Bookies set to lose a staggering amount if England win the World Cup

first_imgThey will now face a resolute Sweden side on Saturday afternoon with the prospect of facing either Russia or Croatia in the semi-final.But, should Gareth Southgate’s side go all the way, they could cost Sky Bet a hefty sum.A spokesman for the company revealed: “Sky Bet are on for an 8-figure loss should England win the World Cup.“Due to a money back offer pre-tournament, Three Lions fans piled into Southgate’s boys at 16/1, leaving Sky Bet with a huge liability should they bring it home. 2 Southgate has masterminded England’s march to the quarter-finals 2 “46% of bets on England to win the tournament were placed before a ball was kicked in the tournament, with a steady stream of punters backing England at ever shortening prices.“Now just 4/1, and second favourites behind Brazil, punters continue to believe and there is more money coming in by the day.”England have not progressed to the semi-finals of a World Cup tournament for 28 years.Back in 1990, a team led by Bobby Robson and the enigmatic Paul Gascoigne were left heartbroken after suffering the agony of defeat of a penalty shootout defeat.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. John Stones celebrates England’s penalty shootout success over Colombia Betting company Sky Bet have revealed they could suffer an ‘eight-figure loss’ if England win the World Cup.The Three Lions advanced to the quarter-finals thanks to a nerve-wracking penalty shootout victory over Colombia on Tuesday night.last_img read more

CSUN, UCSB finish deadlocked

first_img sean.ceglinsky@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA BARBARA – After 90 minutes and 20 minutes of overtime, Cal State Northridge and host UC Santa Barbara settled nothing. The highly anticipated Big West Conference showdown between the rival programs finished deadlocked 2-2 after two overtimes. But there was plenty of action to keep the 2,217 in attendance at Harder Stadium interested from the opening whistle. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 CSUN opened the scoring in the sixth minute when Canel and Sean Franklin worked well down the right sideline bringing the ball up field. Franklin sent a cross in to the penalty box, Willy Sims touched a pass to Paladini, who gained control and beat Renish with a low shot to the far post. The physical play began shortly after the score, and CSUN ended up losing Sims – its leading scorer – for the game after he was injured in the eighth minute. The teams combined for 22 fouls and two yellow cards in the 45 minutes. Trailing 1-0 entering the second half, UCSB tied the game when Byrne sent a free kick in the direction of Jeff Murphy, who headed in the equalizer in the 48th minute. Sean Ceglinsky, (818) 713-3607 center_img CSUN (6-2-2, 2-0-1 Big West) took the lead in the 64th minute. Daniel Paladini took a free kick, sending a curling ball into the penalty area. Alec De Mattos fended off two defenders, redirected the pass to Ryan Roffi, who scored past Gauchos goalkeeper Kyle Renish to give the Matadors a 2-1 advantage. The Gauchos (6-2-2, 3-0-1), ranked No. 14 in the most recent College Soccer News poll, answered when Bryan Byrne scored on a penalty kick with less than four minutes remaining in regulation. Then Renish came up with perhaps the biggest play of the game. The Hart High of Newhall graduate made a diving save to his left on a Taylor Canel penalty shot with 1:16 left to force overtime. last_img read more

Louisiana comes to Hollywood

first_img But The Walt Disney Co, for example, has agreed to delay the start of production on the films “Deja Vu” and “The Guardian” in order to stick with their Louisiana locations. Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758 greg.hernandez@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Members of a Louisiana delegation, on a three-day swing through Los Angeles this week, announced Friday that they have already landed more than $200 million in post-Katrina film and television projects for their state in 2006. The trip coincided with the American Film Market in Santa Monica and gave the delegation a chance to meet this week with executives at Warner Bros., Sony, Disney, NBC Universal, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Showtime cable channel, Lifetime television and Black Entertainment Television. Delegation members also had meetings with independent producers and film financiers. The Louisiana group included Sen. Jay Dardenne, R-Baton Rouge; Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden, D-Baton Rouge; and Baton Rouge Area Convention and Visitors Bureau President/CEO Paul Arrigo. “We had productive discussions with studio executives and producers who are extremely interested in the greater Baton Rouge area,” Dardenne said. “Recognizing the post-hurricane growth of our area, the film and television industry expressed a continuing commitment to projects in South Louisiana. Our aggressive tax incentives program is a magnet for those who invest in these projects.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Among the projects to be shot in Louisiana next year are a slate of films from Spice Factory/Cameo FJ Entertainment including “Winter Heat,” “Miamiland” and “My Funny Valentine.” Also on tap is “Banner Days” from V Entertainment Group, which also plans to shoot a television pilot and a murder mystery feature film in greater Baton Rouge. “We are very excited about the substantial new productions coming to the area as a result of the delegation’s trip and are pleased to support the efforts of the city and state,” said Chris Stelly, economic development manager of the Governor’s Office of Film and Television Development in Louisiana. Louisiana has become serious competition to the Southern California movie industry with a growing number of projects being lured south by generous tax incentives and a rapidly growing production infrastructure. The biopic “Ray,” the comedy “Dukes of Hazzard” and the mystery “Skeleton Key” were among the 2005 releases shot in the state, and next year’s “All the King’s Men” starring Sean Penn was also filmed there. The hurricane initially appeared to have jeopardized the state’s ambitious plans to become something of a Hollywood South since several major studio films had to be halted in midproduction after Katrina. last_img read more


first_imgGARDAÍ are investigating a Chinese mafia link to a massive drugs bust in Ballybofey.Officers seized an estimated €360,000 worth of cannabis during a raid in Navenny Street in the town on Tuesday evening.All four people arrested at the scene are Chinese nationals; one a woman in her 60s, two women in their 20s and a man in his 30s. The Letterkenny Drugs Squad was involved in the operation.None of those arrested could speak English and interpreters had to be hired to process the prisoners at Letterkenny Garda Station.Those arrested are the latest Chinese suspects to be detained by gardai in Donegal in recent months.Officers believe Chinese mafia – or triad – gangs are behind a the increasing number of grow houses being found across the county. Often those found tending the plants are themselves victims of human trafficking and slavery.The Garda National Immigration Bureau has been informed of the latest arrests.You can read how Donegal Daily broke the story of the arrests on Tuesday evening here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2014/01/21/breaking-news-3-women-held-as-donegal-gardai-in-massive-drugs-bust/ DONEGAL GARDAÍ DEAL MASSIVE BLOW TO CHINESE DRUGS GANGS was last modified: January 22nd, 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:BallybofeyChinese nationalsdrugs raidinvestigationletterkennylast_img read more

R90m fund for black South African filmmakers

first_imgThe Emerging Black Filmmakers Fund launched on Monday, which benefits films that have been directed and produced by black South Africans.The South African film Tsotsi won an Oscar for best foreign language film in 2005. It’s one of the films that the The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), invested in through its film and television production incentive scheme. (Image: TVGuide.com)Brand South Africa reporterHelp is at hand for emerging black South African filmmakers trying to break into the industry, in the form of a new, R90-million fund launched on Monday by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), the Department of Trade and Industry and the National Film and Video Foundation.Over the next three years, the Emerging Black Filmmakers Fund will bankroll the full R5-million production and marketing budget of six qualifying feature films a year – with R4.5-million earmarked for development and production, and R500 000 for marketing.To qualify, a film has to be directed and produced by black South Africans, meaning that a black producer must own at least 51% of the production company behind the movie.“We have identified a growing need to support the production of South African films and documentaries, particularly by black filmmakers and producers,” the IDC’s head of media and motion pictures, Basil Ford, said in a statement.National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) chief executive Zama Nkosi said this partnership aimed to address past imbalances in South Africa’s film industry. “Creating this opportunity will benefit our industry immensely, as content is key in elevating our industry, and as we take the sector to another level of attracting new markets and investments,” Nkosi said.According to a study published by the NFVF last year, the film sector contributes R3.5-billion to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP), while providing employment for more than 25 000 people.The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through its film and television production incentive scheme, has invested more than R500-million in over 50 local films in just over a decade.These include Tsotsi, which won an Oscar for best foreign language film in 2005, and the acclaimed film adaptation of Nelson Mandela’s biography, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Tesla Will Take Your Solar Roof Order Now

first_imgIt’s also worth noting that Musk claimed last fall the solar roof would cost less to manufacture and install than a conventional roof, even without accounting for the electricity it produced. “Electricity is just a bonus,” he said. That’s clearly not the case. Three houses, three cost estimatesTo test Tesla’s claims, Consumer Reports ran the numbers for three houses — one in Yonkers, New York, one in a Houston, Texas, suburb, and the last in Thousand Oaks, California.The most compelling case for a Solar Roof came from the California house. Tesla recommended a 50-50 split between solar and non-solar tiles, with the 1,878 square feet of roofing and the Powerwall battery costing $56,800. Because the roof would generate an estimated $84,700 in electricity, the homeowner would recoup $41,800 over 30 years (the estimate includes a $13,900 federal tax credit).Texas didn’t do so well. The two-story, 4,467-square-foot house also would get a roof with 50% solar tiles, which would generate $46,800 in electricity over 30 years. But the size of the house and the fact it would need air conditioning 300 days per year means that the homeowner would be out $13,500 after 30 years. The roof plus Powerwalls (two of them in this case) would cost a total of $97,700.In Yonkers, the 2,700-square-foot house would need 70% solar roofing tiles and a single Powerwall battery. The upfront cost would be $45,400, but in the end the homeowners would net $13,900 if they lived there for 30 years and all of the other assumptions the calculator makes hold true.Tesla recommends a Powerwall battery as part of the package. But in states with net-metering, where homeowners are paid the full retail rate for excess electricity they send to the grid, it might be more economical to skip the Powerwall, providing the homeowners aren’t concerned about an occasional power outage. The basicsA Solar Roof uses two types of tiles, which both look the same. One type produces electricity; the other doesn’t. Depending on where the house is located, the mix of solar to non-solar tiles allowing the home to be completely powered by solar electricity will vary. That ratio also affects the total cost of the installation. Estimates also include the cost of a Powerwall 2.0 (13.5 kWh) battery, which comes with a 10-year warranty.Tesla has provided a cost calculator allowing homeowners to plug in a few basics about their home and get an estimate of how much the installed roof would cost and the value of the power it is expected to produce over 30 years (the warranty period for solar production.)Homeowners may order tiles with either a smooth or textured glass surface. Tiles made to look like slate and terra cotta will not be available until next year.Tiles come with a warranty described by Tesla as “infinity, or the lifetime of your house, whichever comes first,” while power and weatherization (no leaks) each have a 30-year guarantee. Tiles can be installed on a roof with a pitch of 3:12 or greater.If you want to place an order, you will be asked to place a refundable deposit of $1,000. Tesla says installations will start in California in June, “rolling out to additional markets over time.” Installations will be on a first come, first served basis. Details on Tesla’s Solar Shingles Are Slow to EmergeSolar Panels That Don’t Look Like Solar Panels Will a Merged Tesla-SolarCity Put a Solar-Powered Battery in Every Home?Dow Drops Its Line of Solar ShinglesSolarCity Is Getting Into the Roofing Shingle BusinessAn Introduction to Photovoltaic SystemsGAF Dives Into the Residential Solar Market RELATED ARTICLES Tesla has now answered one of the big remaining questions about its textured glass Solar Roof — just how much will it cost? — and the estimates show some homeowners could benefit financially over time despite substantial upfront costs, according to an analysis published by Consumer Reports.CEO Elon Musk promised last fall that the innovative roofing tiles, which can be made to look like one of several roof coverings, would cost less than a conventional roof.Did Tesla deliver? Broadly speaking, it looks like it. But there are many assumptions included in the mix. Consumer Reports said last fall that a Solar Roof would have to cost no more than $24.50 per square foot to beat the cost of an asphalt roof for an average house. Tesla’s current estimate for the same house sets the cost of the roof at $21.85 per square foot, just about 11% less than the Consumer Reports limit.The analysis was based on the value of 30 years’ worth of electricity. (Consumer Reports explained the assumptions it made in an article published last November.) What we still don’t knowHomeowners who buy a Solar Roof are paying for 30 years of electricity upfront, but most of them will move long before that. The National Association of Home Builders says that owners of single-family homes on average move every 13 years — less than half the tenure that would be required to see the financial gain in Tesla’s calculator.Electricity costs over time, the impact on property taxes, interest rates, even shading from trees on the lot or nearby buildings are all variables that would affect the financial outcome over a 30-year stretch.Tesla has published some information about the tiles, including hail, wind, and fire ratings. We know that each tile is 14 inches long and roughly 8 5/8 inches wide.But Tesla hasn’t said anything about the output of the solar tiles, how they are wired, and even what type of solar cell is beneath the textured glass surface. Does each tile have its own electrical connection — meaning hundreds or thousands of individual junctions on each roof — or will tiles somehow be ganged together to reduce the number of connections that must be made (and potentially repaired)?“We are not yet sharing the specific technical details you’ve requested,” a Tesla spokeswoman said in an email.A lack of information also makes it difficult to compare the cost of a Solar Roof with a conventional rooftop solar installation. In order to make an apples-to-apples comparison, homeowners would have to know the capacity (in kW) of the Tesla roof so they could get bids on a racked solar array of the same capacity from a local installer. Tesla doesn’t provide that information.Plus, homeowners have other options if they want something other than conventional panels in racks attached to the roof. There is GAF’s recently announced entry into the market, Tesla’s own low-profile solar panels, and SolarSkin panels from Sistine Solar, which are installed on racks like conventional solar arrays but manufactured so they have the appearance of any material the homeowner chooses.No matter how the number-crunching goes, Tesla hopes that homeowners will find the appearance of the tiles to be a major draw. How quickly are the orders coming in? The company isn’t saying. “We are not providing updates on orders at this time,” a spokeswoman said.last_img read more

Will turn J&K into heaven: Rajnath

first_imgUnion Home Minister Rajnath Singh continued his four-day “outreach” visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, vowing to “turn Kashmir into a heaven (jannat), even as a delegation of the Congress party led by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh landed in Jammu as part of a similar outreach to several other areas of the State this week.Mr. Rajnath Singh, who visited Anantnag in south Kashmir on Sunday, praised the role of the Jammu and Kashmir police as well as paramilitary forces for their “unassailable and unmatched courage.”“Kashmir will be free from terror and no force in the world will be able to stop it from becoming heaven again,” said Mr. Singh, during his interactions with the police and CRPF in Anantnag, one of the Valley’s most volatile areas.Police role laudedOn his second day in the State, Mr. Rajnath Singh lauded the role of the police force, which lost 25 personnel this year in militant attacks, the highest in the past four years.He promised more bullet-proof vehicles, bullet-proof vests and a trauma centre for the police, as well as helicopter services for security forces in J&K. Monmohan Singh arrives for a meeting with party leaders, in Jammu on Sunday.    “This is not an ordinary sacrifice, this is the supreme sacrifice. Even the Prime Minister has praised your courage. Not only J&K but the whole nation is proud of your bravery and valour in facing terrorism sponsored by the neighbouring country,” said Mr. Singh.Paying tribute to constable Imtiyaz Ahmad, killed on Saturday in a militant attack, Mr. Singh said he “can’t bear the tears” of families of policemen killed.“J&K police are giving their sacrifice for Kashmir, for the country and for Kashmiris, but it is unfortunate that people are not ready to understand it,” he added.Congress delegationThe high-level Congress group, headed by Dr. Manmohan Singh, met a number of delegations in Jammu, which included groups representing women, minorities, migrants from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, besides prominent civil society members.The Congress delegation, which is planning to visit the Kashmir Valley next week, is holding a wide-ranging interaction with civil society groups to “understand the changing ground realities.” It will later apprise the party at the executive meeting being held on Kashmir.Senior Congress leader Dr. Karan Singh, former Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, and AICC general secretary Ambika Soni are also part of the group.“This visit is aimed at holding talks with a cross section of society in J&K to know about issues confronting the State. We had announced our visit much earlier than him (Union Minister). However, it’s good if any engagement has started with Kashmir,” said Mr. Azad.Omar meets MinisterNational Conference working president Omar Abdullah led a party delegation to meet Mr. Rajnath Singh and raised the issue of J&K’s special status. Referring to the “deteriorating situation” in the Valley, Mr. Abdullah sought a sustained and open-ended political engagement with the stakeholders in Kashmir “irrespective of their ideology.” He also urged New Delhi and Islamabad to make sincere and sustained efforts towards resumption of a comprehensive dialogue on all outstanding issues including that of Kashmir.As a result of the VIP visits to the State, heavy security arrangements have been made in Jammu, Srinagar and Anantnag.“The shutdown during Mr. Singh’s visit once again proved that Kashmir is not a law and order issue or an internal matter of Delhi but a human and political issue which needs to be resolved by accepting its disputed nature,” said Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.However, another Hurriyat faction chairman Syed Ali Geelani said, “It’s meaningless to talk about development as people are being mercilessly killed and properties vandalised.”last_img read more