Vicente Iborra, Villarreal midfielder, has recognized that right now “nobody is clear about the issue of hands”, ensuring that it is something that one must “seek unanimity in this subject”. For Iborra, the VAR is that: “nobody is clear about the criteria of the hands. If there is a natural gesture that tells you that you do not want to make hands, put them behind your back. It’s what Pau did and they punished penalty. He can’t cut them. I don’t know, there is no single criterion. It is a fuss for everyone and is something that must be clarified to reach that unique criterion, “he said.Streak of two defeats: I think we can extract very positive things from both parties. Now we have a very important game at home. If we win, we get hooked to the top positions again. We would look forward to the positions above. Now, we only think of Leganés. It is true that many things have happened, but we have to try to improve as a team. There are other people’s aspects that do not depend on us. We must be stronger, go over all the obstacles that are presented to us and pull forward because we cannot do anything under certain circumstances.VAR: “I do not want to create controversy because I think that each week they benefit and harm someone. This week it is our turn to be harmed. In the game the other day, there are several key moves that decant the game. I was very even. If I had continued the tie marker would have had our chances. These actions force you to come back and are difficult to understand because we have the VAR that serves to analyze and rectify certain decisions, but it is not being done. No one is clear about the criteria of the hands. a natural gesture that tells you that he does not want to make hands is to put them behind his back, it’s what Pau did and they took a penalty. He can’t cut them. I don’t know, there’s no single criterion. It’s a fuss for everyone and it’s something that it must be clarified to reach that unique criterion. “We penalize the goals against: “Offensively, throughout the season, we have been a team that generates chances, finds goal and scores goals. We are penalized a lot by the chances of the rivals. With little, sometimes, they hurt us a lot. It is something that we must improve and work. I think that nobody likes not to know what happens in each action, it would be good for everyone, the arbitration committee should make it clear what the unique criterion is, players and fans must be clear about it, especially having a tool like the VAR that allows analyzing the plays and be fair. If it is not, and we do not use it well, I prefer human error. I hope that it is corrected and that some guidelines are given so that we are all clear about what happens in each action. “ Coronavirus: “It would be very brave to comment without being an expert on the subject. I fully trust the competent professionals in this area. We take preventive measures to prevent it from spreading. Honestly, I do not understand that matches are held behind closed doors when other events are held. that can also cause the spread of the virus. I think it would be very alarming for a situation in which we should have respect, but not dramatize. We want to play with our fans. Playing at home is very important. It would not seem fair or right for them to be played some games behind closed doors and others not. “ Europe Objective: “We are very excited. We are in the most important phase to reach the final goal, after a lot of work. What we want is to win again against a very demanding opponent who plays his chances of going down. He will not make things easy for us. “If we do things right, we will be able to achieve victory. If we do, we will put ourselves in a beautiful situation to face our goal with expectations and enthusiasm.”Leganés: “He is a very tough opponent. He plays his options of maintaining the category. Nowadays it is very difficult to win a game. We must be prepared for everything that can happen. Having a prepared mind, let’s start winning or losing. The game lasts 90 minutes and can be decided at any minute. We are aware of the difficulty of the crash. “March games: “We cannot think beyond the Leganés. We have a very demanding calendar. At home, we have to be a strong team, which wins the matches and lets out few points. If we do so and try to improve the visits, we can get the objective. We just have to think about Sunday’s game. Don’t look further. “Home key: “Despite the defeats of the last two games, we have seen that we are able to win any team away from home. We must improve certain aspects that penalize us, but outside the home we can also score points. Everything happens to win at home against him Leganés. It would be three moral points to face the clash against RC Celta de Vigo, which will be very complicated by the situation they are going through. “
LATEST STORIES Rather than ponder on what the future holds, Tenorio urged the Gin Kings to focus on the job at hand, especially with a game against TNT slated next Sunday.“We just have to do the adjustments and just have to believe it. It’s still a long way, no need to panic. We just have to look at the video and see what we can improve on for us to get the win,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award NU’s Jaja Santiago ends UAAP career with MVP award Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLA Tenorio is one with Ginebra in keeping the faith in import Charles Garcia after a pedestrian debut on Sunday.The 29-year-old slotman finished with 19 points, eight assists, and six rebounds for the Gin Kings while also failing to stop Rain or Shine import Reggie Johnson in a 108-89 loss.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “We’re not looking at him as a some sort of a temporary import for Justin (Brownlee),” Tenorio said. “Justin is out of the picture for now.”Brownlee is still with San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League, but is expected to rejoin the Gin Kings after the campaign.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTenorio, however, is going roll with whoever import Gin Kings have while they wait for Brownlee’s arrival.“Whoever our import is, we’ll deal with that. I’m sure the coaching staff also has a plan for our import that’s why they took him. I’m sure with Coach Tim knows what to do and we won’t question him. We don’t have to talk about it.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Rockets to honor Texas school shooting victims before Game 5 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil This Jan. 26, 2018 police body-camera footage released by Milwaukee Police Department shows NBA Bucks guard Sterling Brown as he talks to arresting police officers after being shot by a stun gun in a Walgreens parking lot in Milwaukee. The release comes as city officials who’ve viewed the videos have expressed concern about how officers conducted themselves. Even leaders of the police department have hinted the video may make them look bad. (Milwaukee Police Department via AP)The conversation between the officer and Brown is testy as they wait for additional squad cars to show up. Brown says he has no problem with the officer’s questions and the officer responds that he touched him “because you got up in my face.”“I got up on your face? Really?” Brown responds in disbelief.It takes a turn for the worse when Brown, surrounded by four officers by his car, is asked to take his hands out of his pockets. Almost immediately a scuffle ensues, with the officers swarming over Brown and one yelling “taser, taser, taser!”Brown is heard groaning in pain on the ground, although he’s barely visible from the camera’s viewpoint.Brown ultimately was not charged with anything.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Morales’ apology on Wednesday came as police released body-camera footage that showed how a simple interaction over an illegally parked car quickly escalated. The video represents another setback for a department that for years has tried to rebuild its image and relationship with Milwaukee’s black residents after several high-profile cases of police misconduct.Police did not identify the races of the officers, but most of the officers in the video appeared to be white.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIt began around 2 a.m. on Jan. 26 in a Walgreens parking lot. As Brown walks out of the store, an officer standing by Brown’s car asks him for his driver’s license. When Brown gets close to his car’s passenger door, the officer touches Brown and he tells the officer not to touch him.“Back up! Back up!” the officer yells. “For what? I ain’t did nothing,” Brown responds. Brown eventually does show the officer his driver’s license. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The department conducted an investigation into the incident, which revealed members acted inappropriately and those members were recently disciplined,” Morales said at a brief news conference.“I am sorry this incident escalated to this level,” he added.He left without taking questions. He did not identify the officers or say how they were disciplined.Brown, in his statement released Wednesday, said the experience “was wrong and shouldn’t happen to anybody.”“What should have been a simple parking ticket turned into an attempt at police intimidation, followed by the unlawful use of physical force, including being handcuffed and tased, and then unlawfully booked,” he said. “This experience with the Milwaukee Police Department has forced me to stand up and tell my story so that I can help prevent these injustices from happening in the future.”The Milwaukee Bucks signed the 6-foot-6 guard from Southern Methodist University in Texas last summer in a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.Later in the video, after officers used the stun gun, Brown can be heard having a conversation with someone away from the view of the camera.“They tased me for no reason,” an agitated Brown says.“I asked you to step back and you didn’t do it,” the officer who had the initial interaction with Brown responds. Later, that same officer mocks Brown while talking to another officer about what happened, saying he thought Brown “was being an ass” and “trying to hide something.”“And now he’s like, ‘I’m a Bucks player, blah, blah, blah.’ So what,” the officer says. City officials’ concern over the content of the video was apparent earlier this week when Mayor Tom Barrett said he found it concerning.Fred Royal, the president of the NAACP in Milwaukee, said Wednesday that he “didn’t see anything that would warrant” a stun gun being used on Brown.“I find it disturbing that an officer would incite an argument over a parking citation,” Royal said.A day before releasing the body-camera footage, Morales posted a video on YouTube to reiterate his commitment to rebuild the public’s trust in the department.“So if there’s ever an incident where one of our members makes a mistake, unnecessarily escalating a situation, I’m going to be honest and transparent about it,” he said. “In those incidents, where we have made mistakes and are wrong, I’m sorry.”Morales was appointed chief in February, following the retirement of Edward Flynn, who held the position for 10 years.Last year, Milwaukee paid $2.3 million to settle a lawsuit over the death of Dontre Hamilton, a mentally ill black man fatally shot by a police officer after the officer roused him from a park bench downtown. The officer said he shot Hamilton 14 times in self-defense because they got into a struggle when the officer frisked him for weapons.In 2016, the city paid $5 million to settle a lawsuit by 74 black residents who said police illegally strip-searched them between 2008 and 2012. Currently, the city is considering settling a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union in Wisconsin, which is representing eight residents who say police targeted them for stops because they were African-American or Latino and because of the high-crime areas where they lived.In early May, police and prosecutors began investigating four officers who were involved in the violent arrest of a black man in a majority African-American neighborhood. Video from a bystander showed a group of officers kicking and punching the man on the ground while he was restrained. Police presented their body-camera footage of the encounter, which showed the man aggressively charging at officers and trying to punch them. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls FILE – In this April 1, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is seen during an NBA basketball game in Denver. Milwaukee police plan to release body camera footage, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from the officers who used a stun gun on Brown during an arrest. The release comes as city officials who’ve viewed the videos have expressed concern about how officers conducted themselves. Even leaders of the police department have hinted the video may make them look bad. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales has apologized to Bucks player Sterling Brown for a January arrest that started with a parking violation and escalated to include the use of a stun gun, and he said some officers were disciplined.Brown, who is African-American, says the incident was “an attempt at police intimidation” and that it “shouldn’t happen to anybody.” Meanwhile, community groups in Milwaukee are weighing in, too — criticizing police for how they handled Brown.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’
PACS turns over 18 bikes to NCHT.The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has presented 50 Yamaha-AG motorcycles to authorities of the Ministry of Health (MoH) for use to improve health delivery and access to social welfare services at the community level, a release has said.According to the release, the motorcycles, in particular, will be used by community health supervisors to enhance the supervision of more than 600 community health assistants who provide primary healthcare and other services to more than 230,000 residents of 525 communities in Bong, Lofa, and Nimba counties.The bikes, the release said, will also be used to improve health data collection and reporting in those communities. Additionally, health workers will use the bikes to help with timely reporting of disease outbreaks in the communities they serve.The motorcycles were provided by USAID through its Partnership for Advancing Community-based Services (PACS) project.Over the past three years, according to the release, PACS has supported the MoH to implement the National Community Health Assistant Program in the three USAID priority counties.PACS also provides technical and operational support to other agencies of government, including the ministries of Public Works and Gender, Child and Social Protection as well as civil society organizations (CSOs) to ensure the delivery of social welfare services.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Antoine Griezmann: The Blues are set to splash out £46.3m on Atletico Madrid’s front man – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more Chelsea transfer rumours – The French forward’s style of play is instantly recognisable, just like his garish haircut. Griezmann has been in superb form for Diego Simeone’s side this season and scored a total of 22 goals in La Liga, which was a tally bettered only by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The west Londoners are desperate to sign the 24-year-old, according to the Metro, but Atleti are determined not to let one of their prize assets leave for less than his release clause. £46.3 million is the fee it will take to add the forward to Chelsea’s front line. Gianluigi Donnarumma: The Italian goalkeeping prodigy could be on his way to Stamford Bridge – click the arrow, above right, to find out which Chelsea player is believed to be unsettled in west London – While Petr Cech appears to be on the verge of an exit from Stamford Bridge, Chelsea’s scouting network has already sourced a future first-choice shot stopper. Donnarumma, 16, has caught the eye of several sides across the continent, but it is the Blues that are winning the race to secure the youngster’s signature, report the Metro. The Italian was AC Milan’s reserve goalkeeper last season and is expected to be promoted to the first-team fold next season, but a move to the Premier League champions will be difficult to turn down. Juan Cuadrado: The former Fiorentina midfielder has been tipped to push for a move away from Chelsea this summer – click the yellow arrow, above right, to find out the young centre back who is firmly on the Blues’ radar – The Colombia international, who joined Chelsea from La Viola for £23.3 million during the January transfer, has already become disillusioned with life in west London, according to the Express. The 27-year-old made just 12 Premier League appearances this season and looks unlikely to be able to force himself in to the starting line up anytime soon. Jose Mourinho is reportedly willing to let the midfielder leave, but only if he can find a suitable replacement. Benfica’s Nicolas Gaitan has emerged as a candidate to fill such a void. Christian Benteke: The in-form Aston Villa striker won’t come cheap but he has plenty of Premier League experience to offer – The first half of the Belgium international’s season was disrupted by injury, but he has been in fine form since his return to fitness and played a key role in helping Aston Villa preserve their Premier League status. Although Tim Sherwood is desperate to retain Benteke’s services, the Englishman’s admission that the striker has a release clause worth £32.5 million inserted into his contract has piqued Chelsea’s interest. Several sides will be in competition for the front man, report the Daily Star, but the Blues are keen. 6 6 Newly-crowned Premier League champions Chelsea are currently revelling in their recent successes and enjoying a brief post-season tour.However, although the Blues currently have one of, if not the, best squads in the division, there is room for improvement next season.Manager Jose Mourinho has spoken of his desire to retain the nucleus of his side this summer, but we could still see a flurry of activity at Stamford Bridge.The Blues’ strike force needs to bolstered, while more options are needed elsewhere to ensure that the club stays ahead of the chasing pack.Getting to the top is easy, staying there is the hard part.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the latest Chelsea transfer rumours. 6 Antonio Rudiger: Chelsea’s backline may be well stocked but the Germany international could bolster Jose Mourinho’s options even further this summer. Click the arrow above, right, to discover which long-term target the Blues are expected to miss out on – If it ain’t broke don’t fix it? Chelsea boasted the best defensive record in the Premier League this season, but Jose Mourinho is not a man who likes to rest on his laurels. Kurt Zouma has proven himself to be a sound deputy but could soon face competition for his place in the squad from Rudiger. The 22-year-old helped Stuttgart secure their Bundesliga status this season but seems destined to play at a higher level. The Germany international will be available for a fee in the region of £7 million this summer, according to the Daily Star. 6 Paul Pogba: The Juventus powerhouse is one of the most in-demand players on the planet and he could be on the move to Chelsea’s domestic rivals Manchester City. – The Frenchman’s future has been a constant source of speculation throughout the campaign. Although he was allowed to leave Manchester United on a free transfer only a couple of years ago, he is now one of the most coveted players on the planet. Still just 22 years of age, Pogba has a bright future ahead of him and has been linked with almost every single member of Europe’s elite this summer. Chelsea are amongst his potential suitors, but face the prospect of missing out to Manchester City, report the Evening Standard. 6 6
Inishowen Engineering Reserve First DivisionMoville Youths 1-2 Redcastle Res In the early exchanges Derek McGeoghaghan for the youths burst into the area but keeper Michael McCole advanced to clear the danger.Redcastle replied and successive inswinging corners saw Michael O Doherty head at keeper Lee McElroy before McElroy punched the second one clear with O Doherty ready to pounce.Aiden Cunningham then had a long range effort crash off the bar to Greg Breslin who somehow fired wide before Cunningham cut in from the right but saw his low effort saved by McElroy.Moville responded with Kevin McDermott feeding Colin Doherty but McCole saved well and minutes later McCole advance to clear the danger after a scramble in the area.Redcastle broke the deadlock on the stroke of half time when Breslin pounced on a square pass top round McElroy and slot home.The home side got back on terms within minutes of the restart after Oran McDermott converted a penalty low past McCole after Doherty had been upended.But Redcastle regained the lead within a few minutes when Antonio Rea advance up the left and squared the ball for Mervyn Gourley whose first time effort flew high past McElroy.Redcastle were on top at this stage and when Michael Bonner rounded McElroy he somehow blazed wide before O Doherty headed wide with the goal at his mercy.Movilel responded and Gearoid McQuillan fried wide froma good position before Mcdermott just failed to get on the end of a Robert Kane cross.Redcastle ended the game strongly with Bonner firing wide when clear before an inswinging Cunningham corner came off the bar before the home defence cleared. Rasheney Rovers 1-4 Rasheney Res In an earlier league meeting these two teams served up an entertaining seven goal encounter with the Reserves just shading it by a single goal. However, this game did not live up to prior billing and John Duffy’s men won it at a canter. They were on top from the start. Rovers keeper Declan Grant tipped over a Charlie Doherty (JE) effort early on and then John Davey managed to head over from just 8 yards out after John Doherty (JE) headed on Gary Doherty’s free. The early pressure paid off short of the quarter hour mark when Charlie Doherty got in behind the Rovers defence and fired Jonathan Toland’s over the top ball to the net. That lead was doubled on 27 minutes when the ball was cleared out as far as John Davey in the D and his low ground shot beat Grant for 2 – 0. The Rovers were having difficulty posing any meaningful threat to Kieran Friel’s goal and it was half an hour into the match before they mounted an attack. Then Mark Gilmore fired a free well over but they were unlucky not to reduce the deficit when both George Doherty (A) and Gilmore failed to force the ball over the line in a goalmouth scrimmage close in. When play moved to the other end the Reserves struck for their third goal when full back Darren Doherty’s attempt from 25 yards beat Grant to put the Reserves firmly in control. Brian Doherty for the Reserves had two further efforts to increase his side’s lead before half time. First his looping shot from distance brought an excellent tip over save from Grant and then he drove low past the base of a post after a lay off from Davey who had gone on a mazy run through the Rovers defence. To their credit the Rovers got back into the game shortly after the interval. Brendan Grant got in on the left side of the area and when he forced the ball across into the six yard box George Doherty (A) fired it high into the net. However, that was as good as it got for the Rovers as the Reserves dominated and created a succession of chances. Kevin Noone and Brian Doherty combined to set up Davey but his shot was off target. Noone then ran clear but his low shot beat the advancing Grant but also the post and Toland couldn’t get on the end of a delightful cross to the back post as the pressure increased. However, that pressure brought reward mid way through the second half. Brian Doherty was played through into the area only to collide with Grant who had raced off his line. Doherty was up first and drove low into an unguarded net for the fourth goal. Further brilliant saves from Grant when he denied Brian Doherty and Charlie Doherty in quick succession and a number of misses from their fellow forwards saw the Reserves run out deserving winners. Inishowen Engineering Reserve First Division PPtsRedcastle822Rasheney Res819Moville Youths810Rasheney Rovers89Cockhill Colts79Illies67Dunree66Greencastle73INISHOWEN FOOTBALL: INISHOWEN ENGINEERING RESERVE FIRST DIVISION REPORTS was last modified: January 20th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:INISHOWEN FOOTBALL: INISHOWEN ENGINEERING RESERVE FIRST DIVISION REPORTS
Irish boxer Paddy Barnes to miss Euro final with a broken noseIRISH boxer Paddy Barnes has been left devastated after having to pull out of his European Championship final today through injury.Barnes, who was destined to return home to Belfast with at least a silver, was due to fight Russia’s David Ayrapetyan – with Donegal’s Jason Quigley also due to fight for gold today.However Barnes tweeted that his nose was broken and he couldn’t fight on anymore. “Out of the final today!,” he tweeted to his army of followers.“Couldn’t bluff the doctors today again.“I had to get an X-ray and nose is broke! Broke it in my 1st fight!” IRISH BOXER PADDY BARNES TO MISS EURO FINAL WITH BROKEN NOSE was last modified: June 8th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:BelarusEUROPAN CHAMPIONSHIPSfinn valleyIRISH BOXER PADDY BARNES TO MISS EURO FINAL WITH BROKEN NOSEJason QuigleyJOE NEVINMichael ConlanMinskPaddy Barnes
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “There are eight wide releases between Wednesday and Sunday. I would say at some point you have to look at how much the public can digest,” Blake said. Also going wide are 20th Century Fox’s “Cheaper by the Dozen 2,” a sequel starring Martin and Bonnie Hunt, the horror film “Wolf Creek” from the Weinstein Co., the comedy “The Ringer” from Fox Searchlight, and the Warner Bros. Dec. 25 release “Rumor Has It” starring Anniston, Costner and Shirley MacLaine. Spielberg’s drama “Munich,” from Universal Pictures, will bow in 525 theaters today, while Disney’s “Casanova” – starring Heath Ledger – debuts in 35 locations on Sunday. Ledger’s other drama, “Brokeback Mountain,” will expand to more than 100 theaters today after a superb few weeks in even more limited release. To make room for the newcomers and the expansions, several movies that might still have some playing power but are further along in their run must be pushed aside – perhaps prematurely. “How can you offer that many choices and expect everything to be viewed?” one studio executive said privately. “I don’t know where people are going with this. This is a very condensed period of time.” New Jim Carrey and Steve Martin comedies. A Steven Spielberg-directed drama with Oscar potential. The first-ever pairing of Jennifer Anniston and Kevin Costner, and the expansions of “The Producers” and “Memoirs of a Geisha.” This holiday weekend, the nation’s multiplexes are brimming with what seems to be as many choices as there are in a supermarket’s cereal aisle. Eight movies are going into wide release and current top draws “King Kong” and “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” are still early in their runs. But is the variety of options a bad thing for the movie industry, which is likely to end the year about 5 percent behind 2004 in terms of revenue and about 7 percent down in overall attendance? “The crowding is getting a little ridiculous,” said Sony Pictures Entertainment Vice Chairman Jeff Blake, whose studio is putting “Geisha” into 1,400 theaters today and released the Carrey comedy “Fun With Dick and Jane” on 3,000-plus screens Wednesday. But others just chalk it up to timing. “It’s unavoidable,” said Bruce Snyder, Fox’s president of distribution. “I think there’s room for all the movies that have to open. ‘Walk the Line’ and ‘The Family Stone’ both went up against blockbusters (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” and “King Kong,” respectively). We went at it and did really well.” But Snyder said the way the holiday fell this year, with both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve falling on a Saturday, it makes it even tougher for the industry to close the 5-percent gap in revenue from 2004’s total. Chuck Viane, president of Disney’s Buena Vista Distribution division, agreed that the holiday calendar is partly to blame for the current multiplex logjam. “This is a matter of timing and the way Christmas fell on a weekend this time,” said Viane, whose studio released “Narnia.” “But having 15,000 screens turn over (with new movies) in five days is not a good thing. That’s over half the first-run screens in North America.” John Fithian, president of the National Association of Theater Owners, said movie exhibitors are continually encouraging the studios to spread their product throughout the year more. “It does not help us to have too many pictures in wide release at the same time. I know the end of the year is busy with pictures desirous of Academy (Award) recognition, and the holiday period is always a good one for us at the theaters. But sometimes, too many movies is counterproductive.” Fithian said he has seen improvement with family films, which, without Oscar ambitions, are more spread out during the year – including February and March. Universal Pictures Vice Chairman Marc Schmuger, whose studio released “Kong” Dec. 14 and widens “The Producers” Dec. 25, is confident Universal’s films will compete well even in the unusually crowded marketplace. “We would all benefit from less competition, no question,” Schmuger said. “But who wants to raise their hand first and say, ‘OK, we’ll move our movie out.’ One of the difficulties we all face is the abundance of product cannibalizing each other. That said, when there is product in the marketplace that people are really excited about seeing, the marketplace expands for the product.” — Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758 firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The driver involved in a single-vehicle crash at Kilross Junction has been taken to Letterkenny University Hospital.A Garda spokesperson told Donegal Daily that the driver’s injuries are non-life threatening.The crash took place just before 9am this morning on the Convoy side of Kilross Junction. Diversions were in place this morning as Gardaí attended the scene but the road has now been reopened.Driver taken to LUH after crash at Kilross Junction was last modified: November 5th, 2017 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:Ballybofeycrashkilross junctionStranorlar
An appeal has been launched for information following a burglary at a home in the Newtowncunningham area this morning.Thieves entered a house at Monfad between 10am-11am this Thursday (11th July).The home was ransacked, but the thieves did not manage to find any items of high value. A Garda investigation is underway and forensic examinations were carried out at the property this afternoon.Anyone who saw anything suspcious or who has any information is asked to call Letterkenny Garda Station on 074-9167100 or ring the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.Public appeal after home ransacked in Newtown was last modified: July 15th, 2019 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)