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Shaibu Ganiwu opens up on MOTM performance vs Berekum Chelsea

first_imgLiberty Professionals goalkeeper, Shaibu Ganiwu, has lifted the lid on how he managed to produce a Man-of-the-Match showing to keep Berekum Chelsea from getting a goal against his team in Week 2 of the Ghana Premier League.Ganiwu was making his debut for the Dansoman-based side but he did not not show any nerves neither did he fluster at the thought of playing away from home.He put up a fantastic show to thwart the home side and went on to save a penalty in the 73rd minute which proved key as the game ended goalless.Ganiwu said after the match in an interview with Liberty Professionals’ Twitter handle that working hard in training was the key behind his output on Sunday.“A lot of people will wonder if there is a secret but there is none. It is all about training, praying hard and staying focused.I was determined to get a starting berth and so, I trained very well and I got that chance. I am very happy with that. With the match, we are happy to have picked up the point especially seeing how difficult it was.”Ganiwu will have to be at his very best in Week 3 of the Ghana Premier League when Liberty host Medeama at at Karl Reindorf Park.Medeama head into that match on 6 points from their first two matches of the season while Liberty Professionals will hope to get their first victory of the season after picking up draws in their matches against Legon Cities FC and Berekum Chelsea.last_img read more

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DONEGAL CINEMAS FIGHTING TO KEEP PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE

first_imgCINEMAS are fighting hard to buck the trend during the economic gloom as people look for light relief away from the recession blues.Over 17 million cinema tickets will have been purchased nationwide this year as people opt for a night in the front of the big screen to get away from the country’s economic woes.Mr Mark Doherty, proprietor of Century Cinemas in Letterkenny and Chairman of the Independent Cinema Association, admitted that like all sectors cinemas too were feeling the pinch and have had to work hard to get people in. “People want something light. The comedies and romantic comedies are particularly popular at the moment,” he said.“People are looking for relief and something to take their mind off their problems,” he added.Mr Doherty admitted the country’s cinemas were not immune to the effects of the recession and have suffered a decline in business.As a result cinemas have had to diversify their business to appeal to a broader audience and events such as the screening live concerts and opera shows have helped during tougher economic times. “We’re probably riding the recession better than most sectors but we are still feeling the effects of it.“ We are having to work that much harder to get people in. There are strong titles coming up at the end of the year so we’ll have to see how they perform. We could see a drop in admissions,” he said.The preference for light relief type shows is reflected in admission receipts. Avatar, with €6.2m worth of admissions, was the most watched film in Ireland this year, while the Toy Story and Shrek franchises also scored highly. Toy Story 3 and Shrek Forever After were in second and third place respectively. Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland was in fifth place while Iron Man 2 and Sex and the City 2 were also in the top 10.Unfortunately, for hard nosed cinema buffs, it isn’t the sort of stuff that will challenge the intellect.With the exception of movies now on show such as ‘London Boulevard’, ‘Machete’,  ‘The Americian’ and ‘Due Date’, it is the likes of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Deathly Hallows, ‘The Little Fockers’ and the Disney movie ‘The Tron Legacy’ and the latest from the ‘Chronicles of Narnia franchise and ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ that will put bums on seats. Mr Doherty stressed there was a strong tradition of cinema-going in Ireland dating back to the austere, post-emergency 1950s.“I think it’s a generational thing. People remember going to the cinema as children and are used to coming out. It’s a great social night out,” he said.The Letterkenny Cinema has recently acquired a ‘theatre licence’ and will have it available for the Simply Red farewell concert live by satellite from the 02 in London on Sunday, December 19 at 8.30pm.“The Theatre Licence permits us to serve wine and alcohol during live events. We’re also providing the service during the series of operas live from the New York Metropolitan House that runs up until May,” Mr Doherty added. EndsDONEGAL CINEMAS FIGHTING TO KEEP PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE was last modified: December 9th, 2010 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

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