Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal can rescue their season by winning the Premier League.The Gunners were knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona on Wednesday night as the Spanish giants ran out 3-1 victors in the second leg of the last 16 clash to seal a 5-1 aggregate win.Their Euro exit followed a shock FA Cup exit at the hands of Watford last weekend, leaving the league title as their last hope of silverware.Wenger’s side, currently 11 points behind leaders Leicester, will have to enjoy a sensational end to the season to stand any chance of lifting the crown.But the Frenchman believes their battling display against Barcelona at the Nou Camp proves they have it in them to do it.When asked if there was enough in the performance to say that Arsenal can still win the league, he replied: “I think yes.“I’m pleased with the performance. The quality of our game was good. I’m disappointed with the result but we played a team with the best three strikers I’ve seen. The Premier League is more open than people think.”While praising his own players, Wenger reserved special praise for Barcelona’s trio of world-class forwards – with Neymar opening the scoring and Messi adding a late third after Suarez had rifled home a memorable, acrobatic volley to kill off Arsenal’s lingering hopes.“We had chances and Barcelona are an exceptional side,” Wenger added.“Barcelona, going forward in the final third with the quality of passing and creativity, Messi was absolutely exceptional.“He went for 90 minutes and came out of the game without missing a first touch, no matter where the ball came from. Barcelona have two or three players who can transform normal life into art.”Holders Barcelona now go into Friday’s quarter-final draw, with coach Luis Enrique bullish when asked about possible opponents.“The only team I don’t want to face is Barca, and it’s a certainty that we won’t,” he said.“Obviously we have unique players but in the end the great thing about this team is they work collectively – in both attack and defence.“Suarez, Messi and Neymar feed off each other. I am pleased they’re our forwards.“To be able to resolve games we have to have their initial pressure. They help us create pressure, and they get back to defend as well, which every team needs in any competition.” Mohamed Elneny celebrates scoring for Arsenal against Barcelona 1
Letterkenny Golf Club News“NICE & NEESY” WINS IT FOR P.J.Making a welcome comeback to the winners’ enclosure on Wednesday 22nd was the club’s formidable single handicapper Dessie Ferry  who showed his intentions with an early birdie at 4th helping him record an outward nine of 37 gross shots, [one over par] and 21pts. Following an uncharacteristic “blank” at the uphill par five 11th with another birdie at 12th, Dessie’s resilience gave him a finishing total of 40pts and a one point victory over his nearest rival. Saturday 25th Open, despite being played in gale force winds and heavy, intermitten rainfall, was very keenly contested and taking top honour was the enduring P.J.Nee . With a somewhat “topsy-turvy” front nine which included a double bogey at 9th, P.J. settled to record a birdie at 14th which helped him to an inward nine of 37 gross shots, [one over par], 23pts and an overall return of 40pts. Following closely in second place was Darragh Heaney  who, with a superb front nine of 24pts, must have been thinking of that top spot but a few disappointing scores on back nine, which included a “blank” at 18th, saw him lose out by that one point. In third place was club treasurer Mark G. Doherty  who, despite starting with a “blank” at 1st, birdied 11th for a 22pts back nine return and an overall 38pt finish to win out on a 3-way B.O.T.On Sunday 26th, the clock was not the only thing to have changed back for the better known Irish winter weather came back with a vengeance which made Sunday’s score even more remarkable and pleasing to winner Shay Henry  who recovered from a bogey at 1st with a birdie at 2nd to record a front nine of 23pts and, playing steady handicap golf on back nine, came home with a winning total of 40pts.Bank Holiday Monday 27th Open was again very keenly contested and it was Michael Forde  who came out on top of a 3-way B.O.T. Despite a rickety front nine which included a double bogey at 6th and a “blank” at 9th, Michael returned a fighting 21pts and an overall 39pts to take home first prize.DATES for the DIARY:Halloween Weekend of Golf will be sponsored by AUDI IRELAND.Come along and view the full range of AUDI vehicles in the club car park on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd November. Competitions are as follows: Friday 31st: OPEN STABLEFORD; Saturday 1st: OPEN STABLEFORD; Sunday 2nd: OPEN STABLEFORD;On this Thursday night, 30th Oct and every following Thursday, Brown’s on the Green @ Letterkenny Golf Club have introduced their Thursday night winter special, served in the bar from 5pm-9pm, which includes a 7oz Rib Eye Steak, served with smoked potato chips ,tomato chutney, rocket salad and a side order of choice for only €24.95 for two persons. Making your Halloween Weekend one to remember!CLUB QUIZ: The popular putting quiz with debonair quizmaster Hugh McClafferty will start on the first Friday of November, the 7th.Anyone who fancies getting a team of four together is asked to contact Hugh on 876264679. Ideally, the team should have three “egg heads” and a good “putter”,but as it is all a bit of fun [and If you are into that] then why not enter. Singletons are welcome and even if you cannot get three friends to join you, come out for an evening of good craic.LOTTO LAUNCH:Come out and support the launch of YOUR online LOTTO on Saturday night in your club. We need your support on the night when music, song and craic will be provided by the the inimitable Gerry. If you haven’t yet signed up for your chance to win €1,000, then you can sign up at the launch for as little as €2! The first weekly draw will take place on Wednesday 5th November 2014. The opening jackpot is €1000 with two consolation prizes of €50 each. Access to the Lotto can be gained through our website, www.letterkennygolfclub.com which will guide you how to play in some simple steps. But why not bring your friends to Letterkenny Golf Club on Saturday night and make a night of it! GOLF NEWS: ‘NICE AND NEESY’ PLAY FROM PJ ENSURES HIS WIN AT BARNHILL was last modified: October 29th, 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:golfLetteerkennyNoticesSport
St Eunan’s captain Katherine Kelly collects the A Championship U13 title from Dermott Foy todayMORE than 300 people turned up today for a festival of ladies football as the 2014 U13 County Championship reached its climax at superb facilities at Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny.Three county titles were up for grabs; and the huge number of spectators who filed through the gates of the county’s newest secondary school was a testament to the future of ladies football in the county.First match of the day saw the County C Championship decider between MacCumhaills and Glenswilly. The Twin Towns girls just had a wee bit too much for the girls from the Glen, but Glenswilly can take great heart from the growing number of young girls taking up the sport. A great achievement for MacCumhaills and an equally good achievement for Glenswilly in reaching the county final.The County B Championship Final between Naomh Muire and Buncrana was not for the faint-hearted and was a cracking end-to-end game.In the end Buncrana won it by a single point. Great credit again to mentors and players in both clubs who are working so hard for the ladies game at this level. Many congratulations to Buncrana who took the B Championship trophy home to Inishowen tonight.The A County Championship final was a clash between two sides who drew in the league rounds – Moville and St Eunan’s. St Eunan’s started brightly and went in at half time nine points to the good; Moville came storming back in the second half and began to close the gap.But the Eunan’s girls kept pushing forward and with goals from Aoife McCarron (2), Claire Doherty (2) Niamh Walsh and Niamh Harkin the Letterkenny girls maintained the nine point lead to the end.The Moville club – rapidly becoming the benchmark for underage girls football in the county – can be proud of reaching yet another county final and there should be no disappointment among their players who gave their all today, with some of them already having U16 and Minor titles to their names this year.So commiserations to the runners-up today: Glenswilly, Naomh Muire and Moville.And congratulations to: MacCumhaills, Buncrana and St Eunan’s. MacCumhaills: County C Champions 2014County B Champions 2014 BuncranaCounty A U13 Champions St Eunan’sLADIES FOOTBALL: ST EUNAN’S, BUNCRANA AND MacCUMHAILLS LIFT U13 COUNTY TITLES was last modified: November 15th, 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:buncranachampionshipglenswillyLeaguemovilleN MuireSt EunansU13 titles
A Donegal criminal handed a cashier a note telling her she was being robbed as he held up a betting office.Gavin Mitchell stole more than €500 when he jumped the counter of Wizzy Browne’s bookmakers.Letterkenny District Court heard Mitchell became frustrated because he could not understand what his flatmates were saying. The separated father–of-three ran out of his flat and into the nearest building which was Wizzy Brown’s bookmakers.He handed the cashier a note saying “You are being robbed” and then jumped over the counter grabbing €500.Mitchell was later arrested by Gardai and admitted robbing the betting office in February 2009.Solicitor for the accused, Frank Dorrian, said the incident arose when Mitchell’s flatmates began shouting “kulwa” at him which means ‘Bast***’ in Polish.“This was not a planned robbery. There was some sort of tussle because he could not understand what they were saying.“He went charging down the road and went into the first premises he came across,” he said.He added that Mitchell had been in and out of prison since he was 14 years of age and had spent the majority of the last 13 years behind behind bars.It eas also revealed how Mitchell had been addicted to class A drugs including heroin and cocaine but was not trying to beat his habit.Letterkenny District Court heard how Mitchell made a full admission and that the cashier was not seriously injured despite being pushed.Judge Paul Kelly said it was a frightening and terrifying experience for the cashier but fortunately there was no weapon involved.He said he hoped Mitchell was dealing with his drug addiction and sentenced him to ten months in prison for the robbery.EndsDONEGAL CRIMINAL HANDED CASHIER NOTE AS HE ROBBED BOOKIE SHOP was last modified: September 16th, 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) Tags:Letterkenny CourtWIZZY BROWNE
A woman attacked her ex-husband with a spanner and split him open before attacking his car.Frances Brolly appeared before Letterkenny District Court charged with assaulting her former husband John Brolly at Cloughfin, Lifford, Co Donegal.Ms Brolly, 49, who now lives at Dunowen Park, Clady, Co Tyrone, attacked her husband and left him needing five stitches to his head. Her husband told investigating Gardai that he was very frightened after the incident and feared more serious harm could have been caused during the incident on December 31st, 2013.Garda Inspector John O’Toole told the court that the windscreen of Mr Brolly’s jeep had been smashed and there were several dents to the vehicle.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client had been going through a very difficult time on the day in question.He said she was now very remorseful for what had happened.Judge Paul Kelly said there was a complex background but that this was a very serious charge.He adjourned the case until April 20th and ordered a probation report on Ms Brolly.WOMAN ATTACKED EX-HUSBAND WITH SPANNER AND DAMAGED HIS JEEP was last modified: February 16th, 2015 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) Tags:CloughfindonegalFRance BrollyjeepLiffordspanner
Inishowen woman Isobel Doherty proudly presented a cheque for €533.86 to the Irish Cancer Society after a successful fundraiser.Isobel held a coffee morning in the Quigleys Point Community Centre on October 13th, providing a fantastic spread of tasty homemade treats.Proceeds from the event were donated to the Breast Cancer Awareness fund in the Irish Cancer Society. Isobel presented a cheque this week to Ena Barrett, ICS Community Fundraiser for Donegal. Isobel said: “Thanks to everyone who came along, supported and donated.”Isobel Doherty and Ena Barrett, Irish Cancer Society fundraiserPink coffee morning bakes up €500 for Breast Cancer Awareness was last modified: October 27th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:cheque presentationcoffee morningIrish Cancer SocietyQuigleys Point Community Centre
Panavision recently announced its brand-new LCND filter. We took a look at what it is, how it works, and what to expect from ND filters in the future.Neutral density (ND) filters are some of the most commonly used tools on any production. NDs use darkened glass to reduce the light that enters the lens, without affecting the color in the shot, allowing you to open the iris without overexposing the image.In cinema applications, ND filters slot into the mattebox and come in a variety of strengths, measured in decimals or fractions, which indicate the number of stops the by which the filter is reducing the light.In recent years, variable ND filters have seen widespread use for their ability to gradually adjust the intensity of the effect. However, this year Panavision has set out to up the ante with an entirely new variety of filter — an electronic ND.What Is Panavision’s LCND?At CineGear 2019, Panavision exhibited the final production model of its Liquid Crystal Neutral Density filter, or LCND. Teased at CineGear 2018, the LCND uses Liquid Crystal display technology, similar to that found in LCD screens to electronically dim incoming light to the lens.Panavision’s press release boasts clicked or ramped ND filtration from .3 ND to 1.8 ND — a full six stops at the click of a button. This is a first for Cinema NDs.The LCND contains no moving parts — you adjust the strength of the ND by applying voltage to the filter, which then brightens or darkens the glass. You control it with a dial on the side of the filter. Because of this, the LCND will only work in Panavision matteboxes, which side-load filters rather than top-loading them like other manufacturers.Image via Panavision.This was likely a design choice on Panavision’s part — you can’t buy Panavision gear; you can only rent it.The technology in the LCND is easily one of the most interesting developments in front-of-lens filters in a very long time. Unfortunately, it’s likely that only higher-echelon filmmakers will have access to the LCND due to Panavision’s rental-only business model.Let’s take a look at the tech behind electronically controlled NDs.Improving ND TechnologyImage via Panavision.As I mentioned earlier, variable neutral density filters have made quite the impact on the industry in the past decade. These variable NDs operate by stacking two polarizing filters with a rotating dial, which limits incoming light, depending on the orientation of both of the filters.While the LCND is a first for cinema, similar technologies have been in use in other sectors.High-end car and home window glass have made use of automatic tinting and hazing for some time now. This tech allows automatic tinting and hazing of the glass with the press of a button — or in automatic response to ambient light levels in similar ways to Panavision’s LCND.The LCND is the first front-of-lens filter to make use of these technological breakthroughs. But, in 2018, Sony implemented similar electronic NDs in recent Prosumer Video camera releases.Image via Sony.The PXW-X180, FS5, and FS7 II have built-in electronic Neutral Density filters, which may be clickable or variable depending on operator preference. The NDs in these cameras were a true first for imaging — there were no other electronically controlled variable NDs before the 2018 releases of these cameras.So, what does the LCND (and other electronically controlled glass filters) mean for the average filmmaker?A Better ND FilterImage via Panavision.Panavision is an industry leader in the cinema world. When they develop new products and technologies, the industry pays attention. With similar tech already available in Sony Cameras, and the overwhelmingly positive reception to the LCND, filter and camera manufacturers are likely to pick up on the trend.When the first variable NDs became available a decade or so ago, Chinese manufacturers quickly responded with affordable knock-off products. More reputable manufacturers released their own versions of these simple NDs after wide reception in the film, video, and photo markets.Andrew Reid of EOSHD has some cool ideas for what wider market electronic NDs might look like in the coming years in his blog post on the LCND. Low cost, screw-on filters with low-profile power or battery options would surely be a boon to independent camera operators.Image via Panavision.I hope to see more electronic NDs in the coming years. The ability to lock the Iris and control exposure remotely opens up all sorts of possibilities for the camera department.With existing tech in multiple consumer-driven markets to draw upon, removable electronic NDs might just be the very-near future of all NDs in video, now that Panavision has set the bar and established how these devices can work in cinema applications.No matter what happens, however, the LCND truly is one cool piece of gear.Cover image via Panavision.Looking for more articles on film and video equipment? Check these out.Getting The Best Power Options for The BMPCC4kStabilizing GoPro Footage with the Unique ReelSteady GO AppIs The New Mac Pro a Content Creator’s Dream Machine?Will Gear Companion Apps Change The Game For Lone Wolf Filmmakers?4 Older Cinema Cameras That Hold Up to Today’s Standards
But, before you pull the trigger, here are three affordable and highly regarded — yet underappreciated — digital cameras you should consider.Fujifilm X-T3While they’re known for their photographic exploits and classic-film looks and style, Fujifilm has quietly released one of the best filmmaking cameras of the past year. With a 26.1 megapixel APS-C format sensor and internal 4K 10-bit video recording at 60 fps, you’ll be hard-pressed to find better specs without jumping up to a much higher price range.26.1MP APS-C X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 SensorX-Processor 4 with Quad CPUUHD 4K60 Video; F-Log Gamma & 10-Bit Out2.16m-Point Phase-Detection Autofocus0.75 x 3.69m-Dot OLED Viewfinder3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD TouchscreenBluetooth and Wi-Fi; Sports Finder ModeWeather-Sealed Magnesium-Alloy BodyPrice: $1,399Lumix G95 (with 12-60mm Lens)At $1,199, including a stock f/3.5-5.6 12-60mm lens (here’s a great article on why you should use and love your stock lens), this micro four-thirds mirrorless Lumix is a surprisingly comparable alternative to Panasonic’s popular GH5 and GH5s options. A 20.3 megapixel sensor that pushes 4K UHD up to 30 fps with V-Log recording pre-installed for 12 stops of dynamic range, makes the G95 worth your consideration.20.3MP Digital Live MOS SensorVenus Engine Image ProcessorUHD 4K30p Video, Pre-Installed V-Log L5-Axis Sensor Stabilization; Dual I.S. 20.74x 2.36m-Dot OLED Viewfinder3.0″ 1.24m-Dot Free-Angle TouchscreenBluetooth LE and Wi-Fi ConnectivityLumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 LensPrice: $1,199Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark IIAnother solid micro four-thirds mirrorless camera on the market, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II (rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it?) is one of the better low-light cameras for its price point, with great auto-focus technology and a comparable sensor size (20.4 megapixel) with 4K DCI up to 24 fps and UHD up to 30 fps.20.4MP Live MOS SensorTruePic VIII Dual Quad Core ProcessorMicro Four Thirds System2.36m-Dot LCD Electronic Viewfinder3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle TouchscreenDCI 4K/24p & UHD 4K/30p Video Recording5-Axis Sensor-Shift Image StabilizationDual F.A.S.T. 121-Point Autofocus SystemWeather-Sealed ConstructionPrice: $1,499.00Cover image via Fujifilm.Want more camera buying resources and filmmaking insights? Check out some of these articles:Industry Interview: DJ Stipsen, DP of “What We Do in the Shadows”Where to Find Vintage Lenses (and Tips on How to Use Them)The Best Power Options for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4KEfficiently Lighting and Shooting Product Shots for YouTube7 Tutorials on Adding The “Cinematic” Look to Your Videos Research demonstrates that in a crowded marketplace, sometimes your best options aren’t always the biggest, most expensive brands.Fujifilm, Panasonic, and Olympus are quality, big-name manufacturers, but it feels more and more like Canon, Sony, and Blackmagic dominate the digital filmmaking camera market.However, the fact of the matter is that we’re currently in the salad days of highly capable and highly competitive companies pushing out some great products at an absolutely insane rate. Gone are the days of year-to-year lulls between major announcements, and spec and price point breakthroughs — the game seems to be changing by the month.So, while the allure of the latest headline is strong, it’s in your best interest to do your research and consider every option currently on the market. In fact, here are some good resources to consider:The 6 Best Filmmaking Cameras Under $1,000The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Filmmakers and VideographersCamera Insights: The Best A-Cam and B-Cam Video Setups Or, take a look at some of these older-generation cameras.
A pregnant woman was allegedly strangled to death on a train for objecting to a co-passenger smoking, a senior GRP official said. On Friday night, Chinat Devi (45) was travelling with her family on the Punjab-Bihar Jallianwala Express when she objected to a co-passenger, identified as Sonu Yadav, smoking, the GRP said. After a heated argument, Yadav attacked the woman and strangled her, it said.
The border police in southern Assam’s Karimganj district on Saturday deported 21 Bangladeshis who had been detained for illegally entering India.Officials in Karimganj district said the 21, including two women, were sent back from the Sutarkandi border check post after approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs. They were handed over to Bangladesh authorities who had confirmed they were from Syllhet and Kishoreganj districts of the country.“They were detained for violation of the Passport Act over the past few months and kept at the detention camp in Silchar Central Jail. Six of them were held in Cachar district and 11 in Karimganj,” a police officer who handled the deportation process said.In July last year, 52 Bangladeshi nationals were deported from the Mankachar sector of the Assam-Bangladesh border. They were ‘convicted foreigners’, arrested for not possessing valid travel documents or for cross-border crimes.