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first_imgThousands of homes across West Donegal are without the internet.Eircom’s broadband service has not been working in many towns and villages including Dungloe, Falcarragh, Loughanure and many other areas since 10pm last night.ATM machines, lotto machines and household internet services are all down. Eircom are believed to be working on finding the fault.One local said “It’s at times like this that you realise how important the internet is.“The worse thing is that we can’t even log on to to see what is happening across Donegal.”WEST DONEGAL LEFT WITHOUT INTERNET AFTER MAJOR FAULT was last modified: December 2nd, 2011 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgThere was great drama and excitement in Oakland Park this evening, as the Donegal U12 schoolboys advanced to the final of the Foyle Cup after defeating Derry City Colts after a penalty shoot-out.Adrian McLaughlin was the Donegal hero as he pulled off two magnificent saves in the shoot-out to send his side through to the final.Donegal started this game in blistering fashion and could have been ahead after just two minutes. Great individual play from Conor Black had the Derry defence mesmerized and the Kilmacrennan youngster was unlucky to see his shot go narrowly wide.In the opening twenty minutes Donegal were utterly outstanding, moving the ball all around the pitch with fluency and precision and with a purpose.However they squandered chance after chance much to the frustration of managers James Doherty and Mel O’Donnell and the Donegal supporters in attendance.Manager Kevin McHugh couldn’t make the match as he was in Tolka Park with Finn Harps as they earned a battling 1-1 draw with Shelbourne. Then Derry City Colts scored a goal completely against the run of play on the stroke of half-time.A dangerous ball floated into the area wasn’t dealt with properly by the Donegal defence and Derry went ahead.Donegal responded well and got back on level terms ten minutes into the second period through a wonderful free-kick from Jack Murphy.Murphy was thirty yards out but unleashed an unstoppable effort to make it all square.Derry City Colts responded well and were much better in the second-half and created two great chances, thankfully for Donegal they failed to take them. In the end the sides couldn’t be separated and the game went to penalties.The first six penalties were all scored, then Donegal’s Jamie Grant missed his penalty and Derry were in the driving seat.However up step the hero, up step Adrian McLaughlin, who produced a fantastic save to keep Donegal in it.The next four penalties were scored and in sudden death McLaughlin produced another peach of a save that left the crowd in awe at the young keeper’s heroics. His save sparked frenzied celebration among the Donegal players, management and supporters.They now face a Cavan/Monaghan select side tomorrow at 1.15pm at the Brandywell.The other Donegal Schoolboys representatives have done fantastic with the u13’s and u14’s both defeating Celtic to reach finals.While the u15’s have also reached the final.A fantastic achievement by all sides and we wish them all the best of luck tomorrow in the finals.DONEGAL U12 SCHOOLBOYS REACH FINAL OF FOYLE CUP was last modified: July 26th, 2014 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:Donegal U12sfinalFoyle Cuplast_img read more

Prep Football: Eureka jumps into league play Saturday as Fortuna visits Albee Stadium

first_imgAnd at long last, the Loggers are on the doorstep of joining the party.Homecoming night at Albee Stadium is also the first Big 5 game of the season for the Eureka football team, with one of the Loggers biggest rivals, Fortuna, making the trip up U.S. Highway 101 for a Saturday night showdown. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Eureka.With Eureka coming off its bye week, it is the official proclamation that we are entering the final four weeks of the regular season.Both teams may be below …last_img read more

Top 10 Worst States for Film Production Tax Breaks

first_imgLooking for a place to shoot your next film project? Steer clear of these 10 states.Whether you’re a producer or an aspiring film student, tax breaks can have a great impact on the budget of your film, video or TV show. In some states tax breaks can pay a large portion of the production costs back to the producers. Among those leading the way for tax incentives are Georgia and Louisiana, both of which have seen a spike in productions in the last few years. However there are also a handful of others who are desperately falling behind.Picking a location for your next big budget shoot? Here are 10 of the worst states for film production tax breaks.1. ArizonaArizona currently boasts no incentive program for tax breaks to filmmakers, which is a real shame because there are some fantastic landscapes in Arizona (including the Grand Canyon).2. DelawareDelaware offers no incentive program for any production whether you are a film or tv show. However, there is no sales tax in the state of Delaware, so you could save money on the production gear you would buy/rent.3. IdahoNot only does Idaho not offer any tax breaks for film productions it also won the ‘award’ for worst paying state for video editors in the continental United States.4. IndianaUnfortunately the only incentive Indiana offers to filmmakers is what they call an “innkeepers” tax. Meaning if your crew stays in Indiana for more than 30 days you can get your hotel tax reimbursed.5. IowaIowa isn’t a cultural mecca so it’s no surprise that they are among the worst states for film tax incentives. Iowa currently offers no incentives nor is there any legislation in the works.6. KansasAlthough Kansas may be home to the goriest director of all time , but even scarier than a 1990’s vampire movie is the fact that Kansas offers no incentives at all to filmmakers.7. MissouriIt’s beginning to seem like there is an inverse correlation between proximity to the coast and tax breaks, as Missour is another terrible place for tax credits. They currently don’t offer any tax breaks to productions. This is unfortunate because up until 2013 Kansas offered a 30% tax credit to films shot in Kansas, up to 2 million dollars a year. That number is now zero.8. New HampshireNew Hampshire currently offers no tax incentive program for films looking to shoot in the Granite State. However, New Hampshire doesn’t require any permits to shoot.9. South DakotaSouth Dakota is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the entire united states, but unfortunately for filmmakers there are currently no tax breaks for films or tv shows. South Dakota did serve as primary shooting location for “Dances with Wolves”.10. WisconsinFor a state that currently offers zero incentives to filmmakers, Wisconsin is surprisingly active in the filmmaking world. Serving as the shooting location for Transformers 3 and the Amityville Horror (2005).Read More: NCSL 2014 Film Tax BreaksU.S. Tax Incentive InfoMovie Production Incentives in the United Stateslast_img read more

Deploy Central forces: Amarinder

first_imgAhead of the Shahkot Assembly byelection in Punjab on May 28, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday welcomed the suggestion for deployment of paramilitary forces for the bypoll.Accusing Capt. Singh of violating the model code of conduct, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had on Friday demanded posting a senior officer to overlook the byelection, besides deployment of paramilitary forces to ensure a free and fair election.Responding to the Akali demand for paramilitary forces, Capt. Singh said, “It was ironical that the Akalis, who abused all the democratic systems during their own regime, using all possible tools to prevent the Congress from taking over the State’s reins, were now running to the Election Commission to seek paramilitary forces to ensure peaceful polls. But he or the government and the Congress would oppose any decision by the EC to pull paramilitary forces into the Shahkot election security system,” said Capt. Amarinder.‘A habit of complaining’The Chief Minister said that the Akalis were in the habit of complaining of government interference and alleging violation of the model code of conduct before and after every election, particularly when they were staring at certain defeat.“SAD had resorted to similar tactics during Gurdaspur byeletion, which they lost,” he said.“The Akalis had been thoroughly exposed for their anti-people stance and their cheap tactics,” added Capt. Amarinder.He pointed out that SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal’s brazen support for Mehtapur Station House Officer (Shahkot) was part of the Akali campaign to malign the Congress leadership and government ahead of the poll, which has been exposed.last_img read more

Kashmiri filmmaker on a mission for ecology

first_imgIt’s three months since Kashmir started to be stripped of its statehood but environmentalist and film-maker Jalal Ud din Baba, who hails from the district of Sopore, says “there are some advantages.”Growing up in the surrounds of the Wular lake, one of Asia’s largest freshwater lakes, Mr. Baba, 47, says he’s been a conservationist since childhood. Pollution in the Wular has been on the rise since at least three decades and from physically picking out trash from the lake, he’s been on a mission to educate residents in the periphery of the lake as well as nearby villages to stop polluting the lake.Mr. Baba’s medium of communication is making films — and he’s made ones that have fetched international awards — and popularise them via social media. With the Internet still blocked across Kashmir, publicising his films via YouTube and other media has been “difficult” but, he says, he’s now screening films at schools. “There’s tremendous response from children,” he notes.A movie he’s currently shooting about the poaching of black bears in Kashmir mildly ‘benefited’ from the changed circumstances in Kashmir. “It’s hard being a Kashmiri filmmaker. You can’t use drones. To shoot a glacier, I’ve to travel to another glacier for a vantage and I don’t have fancy camera equipment. Typically, I’d have to take multiple permissions from multiple authorities for an ordinary shoot. Nowadays, few of them are in office (because of curfews and travel restrictions) and I just go…and shoot,” he told The Hindu.Mr. Baba says that Kashmir’s long history of conflict and terrorism often makes it hard to tell stories that “separate” environmentalism from conflict. “I try to tell positive stories. There are great environmental challenges in Kashmir that aren’t getting attention because of the conflict.“Only time will tell if becoming a Union Territory will be good for the region,” he added.A film, Saving the Saviour tells the story of Wular and the challenges it faces through the life of Bilal, a boy who makes a living off scavenging trash from the lake and sells parts of it to recyclers.Mr. Baba is in New Delhi as one of the seven winners of the RBS Earth Heroes Awards, promoted by the Royal Bank of Scotland. The awards are annually given to institutions and individuals who “…have espoused and undertaken actions to protect our endangered forest, wetlands, and other natural ecosystems.,” according to a press statement.last_img read more

Standhardinger says relationship with Chot now at a higher level

first_imgTAIPEI – It may have been “no big deal” to Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes, but that incident in the game against Iraq on Thursday night in the Jones Cup Invitational is something that Christian Standhardinger values a lot.“I have much respect for coach,” Standhardinger said while seated beside Reyes when someone pointed out that he was able to move on after being sent back to the locker room by the firebrand Gilas coach with 4:55left in that game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Standhardinger proves he is worthy of Fiba Asia spot“It (incident) took our relationship to the next level,” the 6-foot-7 Filipino-German said. “I hope we will be successful throughout the years.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThat scene in the Iraq game was a cause for concern as far as Filipino fans here were concerned, as Reyes had his hardworking center troop back to the dugout by himself while the game was going on.READ: Cruz, Standhardinger apologize to team; Chot says incident ‘no big deal’ Lyceum stays unbeaten at 3-0, holds down San Sebastian FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Reyes didn’t approve of a cheap shot Standhardinger gave on an Iraqi player, an act that got him thrown out of the game for a second deliberate foul.Standhardinger scored nine points, had two rebounds and two steals in a 91-80 loss to Lithuania on Friday.“I don’t think it was a solid game,” he said after playing almost 21 minutes. “I can do much better.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Paranaque cemetery bust: Marijuana seized from minor PLAY LIST 02:11Paranaque cemetery bust: Marijuana seized from minor03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family01:44Undas tradition: 2 mom’s crusade against trash at cemeteries02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

Srinivasan’s rivals may move Supreme Court to end his rule in BCCI

first_imgSidelined BCCI president N. Srinivasan is seeking a second straight term at the helm.The so-called opposition group within the BCCI is ready to throw the last dice. In its effort to stop sidelined president N. Srinivasan from contesting for the top post for a second term the opposition is planning to move the Supreme Court.According to well-placed sources, the opposition, which presently appears nondescript at best, is currently seeking legal opinion on the probability of success of praying that there’s no justifiable reason to postpone BCCI’s annual general meeting.Elections take place at the AGM that, according to the BCCI constitution, should be held by September 30, after a 21-day clear notice. But since now the AGM cannot be called by the deadline as the ruling group has decided to seek a strategic extension, the opposition is planning to move the Supreme Court as the last resort.Election for the office-bearers is held at the AGM. All contesting for the office-bearers’ chairs need a proposer and a seconder each from east zone full members to qualify for election.The Supreme Court in its latest order, dated September 1, declined to give relief to Srinivasan, 69, who is among the 13 people being probed for their role in the 2013 IPL betting-fixing scandal. The Supreme Court recently gave Mukul Mudgal Committee a twomonth extension, and fixed the next hearing on November 10. Srinivasan’s supporters want the AGM to be postponed, clearly to buy time. But officially they claim that interim president Shivlal Yadav cannot sign on the accounts and balance sheet for 2013-14 as only an elected president can do that.advertisementSources said that a final legal opinion on the merits of moving the Supreme Court could come by Friday and if it’s encouraging, the opposition could file a petition by Monday. Besides, they will also have to ensure that the opposition, said to be led by Mumbai cricket chief Sharad Pawar, is confident enough to put up a stiff challenge to the ruling group that currently appears to have the numbers on its side.Besides Mumbai, the others who are staunchly opposed to Srinivasan are Saurashtra, Vidarbha, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and suspended Rajasthan while Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Baroda, and Gujarat are said to be amongst the fence sitters.”From its September 1 order, it’s clear that the Supreme Court is not keen on giving any relief to Srinivasan right now. But if we move the court it’ll be only on the point that the AGM should be convened as early as possible. This is the only way left for us to stop Srinivasan from contesting,” a source told MAIL TODAY.”We’re looking at a whole lot of things, from all the angles, and talking to like-minded people. We are expecting a final word by Friday and if the opinion is favourable we might move the court probably by Monday,” he explained. “We know time is short and would like to file the case quickly as the court would, going by the rules of natural justice, give the BCCI some time to reply, and that could further suit Srinivasan.”The Supreme Court has specifically shot down the plea of Srinivasan’s lawyers to give him relief as he was needed to sign the Board’s balance sheet.The source charged that the ruling dispensation is not even heeding to court orders. “It has clearly said that the interim president would do all the functions of the BCCI president. But he’s shying away from signing the balance sheet,” he said.While the opposition is planning to move the apex court, Aditya Verma, secretary of the unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar, on whose PIL the court ordered the probe, has requested Registrar of Societies in Chennai not to give permission to delay the AGM.About 18 BCCI constituent units supporting Srinivasan met on Sunday to pledge support to him. The source, however, claimed that some of them were fence sitters.”Instead of approaching each association individually, we are looking to move the court because if it gives one order in our favour it would make many associations switch sides automatically,” he said, hopefully.qaiser.ali@mailtoday.inlast_img read more

Salah joy, Liverpool beats Tottenham to win 6th European Cup

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES View comments Baseball finds itself with a real numbers problem Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Alisson Becker scooped up a spinning shot from Dele Alli and made a double-save from Son Heung-min and Moura with 10 minutes to go.“We should have put more craziness in our performance,” Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris said. “It took too much time to put Liverpool in difficulty.”It was Liverpool’s goalkeeping that made the difference, showing $85 million was well spent on Alisson by American owner John Henry after Loris Karius was banished for making costly mistakes in last year’s final.“You have a goalkeeper who makes difficult things look easy,” Klopp said. “Thank you very much.”No wonder Klopp was relieved after six losing finals, stretching back to his spell at Borussia Dortmund.“Did you ever see a team like this? Fighting with no fuel in the tank,” the German said.Victory against Tottenham came six years after Dortmund was beaten by Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.Klopp is now European champion for the first time.“I am so happy for my family,” he said. “They suffer every year when we go to a final, the last game of the season.”The penultimate game saw Klopp miss out on ending Liverpool’s 29-year English title drought by a point to Manchester City in the Premier League title race. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:13Neymar: ‘I couldn’t look at a football’ after the World Cup01:56Indonesia’s footless goalkeeper kicks home powerful message02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah celebrates their victory after winning during the Champions League final soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — No tears of pain this time, just redemption for Mohamed Salah.Only 108 seconds were needed to banish the Champions League final heartbreak of a year ago.ADVERTISEMENT After two losing finals since triumphing in 2005, Liverpool finally rose to third in the all-time list of European champions behind 13-time winner Real Madrid and AC Milan on seven titles.Few fans — even from Liverpool — will want to watch just how it was achieved.Both sides had gone three weeks without playing. It showed.The sharpness was deficient, as was the ability to string passes together.“When we look back on tonight we aren’t going to think it was a sluggish game,” Liverpool-born defender Trent Alexander-Arnold said. “We are going to think we have just won the European Cup.”Tottenham will have only regrets as its luck run out after a season of comebacks and great escapes in the competition with a squad that had no additions.“A little bit unlucky,” said Mauricio Pochettino, who remains without a trophy in management. “To start a Champions League final from the start 1-0 it’s a tough situation, it changed completely the plan.”Lucas Moura’s goal in Barcelona in December carried Tottenham into the round of 16. The Brazilian’s hat trick last month then completed a turnaround against Ajax. The reward in Madrid was a watching brief from the bench for two thirds of the game.Instead, Harry Kane was thrust into the starting lineup despite 53 days without a game since limping off with an ankle injury in the quarterfinal first leg against Manchester City.The striker was largely anonymous as Tottenham, which finished 26 points behind Premier League runner-up Liverpool in fourth place, couldn’t even get a shot on target until the 73rd minute. “I have sacrificed a lot for my career,” Salah said. “To come from a village, to go to Cairo, and to be an Egyptian at this level is unbelievable for me.”On a hot and humid night in Madrid, Tottenham came to life only in the final 20 minutes of its first European Cup final.But Liverpool completed the job in the 87th minute thanks to one of its semifinal saviors.Divock Origi had to accept a place back on the bench despite producing two goals while deputizing for the injured Salah last month. But the substitute had the final big say in the Spanish capital, rifling a left-footed shot inside the far post.“Every single player fought hard today,” Origi said. “So it’s just special.”ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “We are doing good stuff,” Klopp said on the field amid the celebrations in Madrid. “People are always saying, ‘Why didn’t you win anything?’”They can’t anymore at Liverpool. Once Salah dispatched his early penalty against Tottenham, Liverpool was on the path to a sixth European title with a 2-0 victory on Saturday.And a year after defeat in the final to Real Madrid, Juergen Klopp has his first title after four years as Liverpool manager.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsA shoulder injury forced Salah out of the Kiev showpiece last year.This time it was Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko’s arm that gifted Liverpool the early penalty opening — blocking Sadio Mane’s shot after 21 seconds — and Salah converted from the spot after a video review check. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

Vijender Singh has no idea what he is up against, warns Francis Cheka

first_imgPromising to hand Vijender Singh his first loss in the professional circuit, former world champion Francis Cheka says he is putting himself through a gruelling training regimen for the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Championship title on December 17.The 34-year-old Cheka resides in Morogoro, Tanzania and has also won the African title and taken world title challengers such as Matthew Macklin and Paul Smith the distance.He is also a proven puncher with no fewer than 17 of his victories coming by knockout, out of the 43 bouts he has fought.Jay Msangi, trainer of the Tanzanian boxer says, “I am making Cheka do some grilling training these days, even though he is way more experienced than Vijender, he needs to be prepared for anything that is thrown at him, its a matter of winning the title after all.”Cheka said he is confident of bringing down Vijender in his own backyard. “Jay has put me on some crazy training regime. It is increasing my strength and power day by day. Sure Vijender must have won all his professional bouts but lets not forget I have played 300 rounds and knocked down 17 of my opponents. Singh has no idea what he is going to face on the 17th of December. I am going to bring him down, like nobodys business,” he said.”I don’t think he thought before accepting my challenge. He has fought absolutely nobody up to now, I will show him what professional boxing means, I will hit him hard on his face that he will never think of professional boxing again,” he added.advertisementlast_img read more