Pint-sized striker Peter Keyes thought he had unlocked a victory for Boys’ Town over defending champions Arnett Gardens in the Trench Town derby on Monday night, when he fired his team ahead in the 46th minute.His hopes were dashed in the 54th minute when defender Dicoy Williams headed home a Marcelino Blackburn cross to tie the scores.”Scoring was a good feeling and the way we played is work in progress. Since the last month, we have put in some hard training and it is paying off. The last two games I have scored back-to-back goals, so it is a good sign,” said Keyes, who was disappointed not to win the game.”The goal against us was a mishap between the defenders and the goalkeeper. We had a slip-up and paid the price, but it is always good to get a point away from home.”We came into the game with positive thoughts; hoping to win or even come home with a draw, but we can’t curse ourselves. We really played well in stages and came home with a point, and that is good enough,” the former Vauxhall High Manning Cup player said.While most people would have written off Boys’ Town’s chances of advancing to the semi-final, the player who is in his second stint at Boys’ Town after stops at Waterhouse and Cavalier believes they have a realistic chance.”The aim is to stay in the League and remain competitive. The semi-finals are still not out of our reach. The fourth-placed team is on 39 points and we are on 35 points and with four games to go, that is 12 points, so if we continue to work hard and get some three points here and there, it is not impossible,” said Keyes.Despite being on the wrong side of his career, Keyes, like most players in the League, still harbours thoughts of a much-coveted national cap.”I am 29 and once you are playing and performing and you have condition, it is never out of your mind. You always have a national call in the back of your mind. I have been working hard over the years and if one should come right now, I would grasp it with both hands,” said the man who has so far scored six goals this season.
Belgacom has acquired the rights to home matches of four clubs in the country’s Division 2 football league and has struck sponsorship agreements with Sporting Charleroi, AS Eupen, Royal Antwerp FC and KV Waasland-Beveren.Belgacom, whih already supports Belgian teams the Red Devils, RSC Anderlecht, AA Gent and Lokeren, and holds rights to show five live Juplier Pro League matches each weekend, will show home matches of the Division 2 clubs free of charge on Belgacom TV, tablets, smartphones, PCs and Macs. read more
PlayStation VRHardware revenues from virtual reality headsets, peripherals and 360° cameras are set to increase tenfold over the next five years, according to Juniper Research.The new VR markets study claims that hardware revenues will climb from an estimated US$5 billion this year to more than US$50 billion (€45 billion) by 2021, driven by the widespread adoption of VR by smartphone users, and high unit prices for PC and console headsets.Juniper predicts that the VR market will be “triggered” by the launch of the PlayStation VR headset this October, and Microsoft’s upcoming 4K and VR-capable console, dubbed Project Scorpio, in 2017.While console VR will only make up 27% of VR hardware shipments, it will account for more than 50% of VR hardware revenues, according to the research.The cost of ‘holder’ headsets, designed to offer a VR experience by housing mobile phones, are expected to remain low. However, more advanced platforms like Google Daydream – which is expected to launch this week – are projected to produce “more moderate revenues in the short term”.“On the plus side, low cost headsets will allow consumers to ‘dip’ into VR, but potentially abandon it if the experience is poor. This could be problematic for smartphone VR software developers, who will be relying on in-app purchases for revenue,” according to the research.“Console and PC based VR units can more easily provide high quality experiences, justifying a premium price and upfront software revenue. However, the shape of the early market may already have had an impact on PC-based VR content.”Google is expected to launch its much-rumoured new Pixel phones – which are tipped to be the first on the market to run Google’s Daydream VR platform – at an event in San Francisco later today. Reports also indicate Google could launch a new 4K version of its Chromecast media streaming device and its new Amazon Echo-rivalling Google Home speaker. read more