Tkatchenko: FIFA will be massive broadcasting event

first_imgThe event will be broadcast to roughly 650 million people around and will be used as a tool to promote PNG.Minister for Sports, APEC and National Events, Justin Tkatchenko said many people in the country did not realise the magnitude of the event.“This is no small thing when you talk about the FIFA World Cup, and when you talk about promoting our country, this is a massive thing.”Audiences around the world will be treated to 15 minutes of footage promoting PNG before every match played in the tournament.Tkatchenko said the Tourism Promotion Authority have assisted FIFA Broadcasters with footage of PNG which they will use as pre-match films.He also called on Port Moresby resident to go out in numbers and watch the matches and the newly built infrastructures and show the world PNG’s appreciation of the tournament.Picture credit: FIFA.comlast_img read more

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Everton boss Silva demands reaction against Man. United

first_imgEverton boss Marco Silva is convinced his side will show no ill-effects from their dismal defeat at Fulham when they face Manchester United to Goodison Park on Easter Sunday.The mood of cautious optimism around Silva’s men after three straight wins quickly evaporated when they were made to look distinctly second best by the relegated Cottagers last week.But Silva says his squad have learnt from the shock defeat and will look to build on their excellent recent home form in order to frustrate the top-four ambitions of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.Silva told a press conference: “They have worked like they normally do and it has been no different because we had a performance that was not good enough last week.“We didn’t achieve the result we wanted, but the way we have worked during the week has been the normal way that we have been working since the first day of the season.“Of course we have to react differently to the way we did in the last game, because to be honest that was not good enough for us.”Everton’s preparations have been hit by confirmation that midfielder Andre Gomes will begin a three-match ban after admitting a charge of violent conduct arising from last week’s game.Defender Yerry Mina is still absent after returning from international duty with a hamstring injury, but Morgan Schneiderlin should be available again after recovering from an ankle knock.With Silva still having to do some convincing to sections of the Goodison Park crowd, he knows a strong end to the season is crucial, and has backed his side to guard against complacency.“We expected and prepared to win (against Fulham), but maybe you are thinking it’s going to be easy because they’re relegated,” he said.“They did better than us is the truth – they were better and stronger than us on that afternoon. It is up to us and if we are at our best level I am 100 per cent sure it will be tough for them.”last_img read more

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Criticism snows over Olson

first_imgDepth and the type of nonconference scheduling to be proud of have contributed to Arizona’s plight, but the key is Olson can still recruit. The 72-year-old is still one of the best when it comes to attracting top high school talent. Part of his five-member class for next season include five-star recruits Jerryd Bayless (St. Mary’s of Phoenix) and Jamelle Horne (San Diego Senior). “He’s been recruiting at a very high level consistently, over the last few years,” Tracy Pierson, a scouting analyst for scout.com, said of Olson. “He’s one of the top five or six when it comes to recruiting for any national program.” Olson convinced Chase Budinger to pick Arizona over UCLA, and he beat Connecticut for Marcus Williams. J.P. Prince and Jawann McClellan were elite prospects, and forward/center Ivan Radenovic is one of the toughest players in the Pac-10 to match up against. In fact, Arizona’s starting five may be the best in the league, but it is the depth, and possibly the travel, taking its toll. All five starters are averaging at least 31.2 minutes per game, and the Wildcats have played at Virginia, at Madison Square Garden (vs. Louisville) and at San Diego State. They also played North Carolina, Memphis and Illinois. And that doesn’t include a conference road that has already included games at USC, at UCLA, at Washington and at Washington State, all of which have been ranked this season. “I think we’re OK,” Olson said. “We played very well against Arizona State and got the win (71-47 last Wednesday) we needed there. Now, it’s just a matter of the challenge to our guys of, `OK, the first round in league, we lost one at the buzzer, one in overtime and two others that were very competitive games.’ We just need to see whether we can do things a little bit better the second time around. “But we have the Washington trip out of the way and the Southern California trip out of the way. That doesn’t mean the others are easy because they’re not, but if you give me the choices of the road trips in the second half of the season compared to the first half, then I would definitely take the schedule we have ahead of us.” But there was a big outcry after the loss to North Carolina, in which the Wildcats were 1 for 23 from 3-point range. “It was an embarrassment,” McClellan told reporters afterward. “It was just a plain embarrassment. That’s the only way I can describe it.” Lobos lowdown: No. 15 Nevada is getting most of the publicity in the Western Athletic Conference, but second-year coach Reggie Theus has resurrected New Mexico State’s program with a handful of transfers. The Aggies, who beat Nevada earlier this season, were 17-4 overall (including 7-1 in conference play), heading into Wednesday’s game against Boise State. They are led in scoring (16.2 ppg) and rebounding (7.6 rpg) by Utah transfer Justin Hawkins. Second-leading scorer Fred Peete (10.7ppg) is a Kansas State transfer, junior-college transfer Hatil Passos is averaging 10.6 points and UNC-Charlotte transfer Martin Iti is scoring 6.7 points a game. “We can go eight-, nine- or even 10-deep,” New Mexico State senior guard Shaun Davis said. “We have a good record, and we are still trying to feel each other out. I think that’s why we have our ups and downs, but as far as talent goes, there’s probably not many better teams in the WAC.” Remember him? Former UCLA assistant coach Ernie Zeigler is off to a nice start in his first season at the helm of Central Michigan. The Chippewas are 8-11 (including 3-4 in the Mid-American Conference). Zeigler took over a program that was 4-24 last season. Freshman forward Marko Spica, who originally signed with UCLA but was not admitted, is averaging 6.8points in 18 minutes per game for Central Michigan. Brian Dohn covers college basketball for the Daily News. His column appears Thursdays. brian.dohn@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Kids dusted off their parents’ old sleds, or washed the garbage can lid, before heading to the nearest hill and partaking in something rarely seen recently. A few weeks ago it snowed in Tucson, Ariz., which is one rare sight, about as atypical as another recent happening in the desert – coach Lute Olson hearing catcalls, the unkind variety, as his Arizona Wildcats were pounded on national television by North Carolina. center_img The Wildcats’ 92-64 loss was their worst at home since Olson became Arizona’s coach in 1983, and now that half of the Pacific-10 Conference schedule is complete, Arizona (14-6) is sitting in sixth place at 5-4, despite a No. 6 RPI rating. Although some in southern Arizona might wonder if time has passed Olson by, it clearly has not. Give it some time, because in another sixweeks the Wildcats will be in the NCAA Tournament for the 23rd straight March. last_img
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Funny! Depay snubs Liverpool and Man United fans react like this

first_img Man United fans laughed at Liverpool supporters on Twitter following the signing of Memphis Depay Just when it appeared Liverpool might stand a chance of signing Memphis Depay, Man United announced the player is heading to Old Trafford in the summer.PSV and the Red Devils have agreed a deal, subject to a medical, which will see the 21-year-old link up once again with Louis van Gaal.VIDEO: WHY MAN UNITED ARE SPLASHING OUT ON DEPAYVan Gaal managed the young winger during the World Cup, with Depay scoring two goals in four games in Brazil. However, last month Liverpool fans got excited when the player ‘liked’ a Facebook post from a fan saying: “Welcome to Liverpool”, believing he was on his way to Anfield.But it seems he was teasing and the Old Trafford faithful were quick to rub it in… 1last_img read more

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Northampton Town edge closer to financial safety after Kelvin Thomas buys controlling stake in club

first_img1 Kelvin Thomas has reached an agreement with Northampton chairman David Cardoza to buy the controlling stake in the club.Cardoza had last week cast doubt over a deal after admitting to talks with other parties but the League Two club announced on Monday evening that a deal with Thomas, the former Oxford chairman, had been brokered.Northampton currently face both an administration and winding-up petition but it is hoped the deal with be finalised before a court hearing on Friday.A statement released by the club said: “Chairman David Cardoza has reached an agreement to sell his controlling stake in Northampton Town Football Club to Kelvin Thomas.“The deal is subject to the legal paperwork being completed which is expected to happen well in advance of Friday’s administration hearing.“The club will be in a position to make a further announcement upon such completion.”Cardoza had come under increasing pressure to sell to Thomas, with the club’s non-playing staff not having been paid since the end of September.First-team manager Chris Wilder, who worked under Thomas at Oxford, used his post-match interviews at Notts County on Saturday to address the issue, insisting that Thomas’ offer was “100 per cent the best deal” for the club.The club owe Northampton Borough Council £10.25million and HM Revenue & Customs £166,000 in unpaid tax.On Friday, the administration petition will be heard and the winding-up petition is set for November 30.Despite all the recent off-field troubles, Wilder has guided Northampton up to third place in the table with a five-match unbeaten run in League Two which includes four victories. Northampton Town last_img read more

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Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleTake Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12-Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale will host bingo, 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. TODAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Dance Groove will give ballroom and Latin dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. Dance Groove Studio, 43631 10th St. W., Lancaster. Cost: $5 per person. Call (661) 948-9101. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J in Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby TUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club meets for league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at the Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Information and location: Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Business Network International B2 Bombers chapter will meet, 12:15 p.m. at Eduardo’s restaurant, 819 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 609-1288 or e-mail audmill@qnet.com. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Call (661) 945-7902. 12-Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Medicare drug cost less than expected

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Democrats say they can cut costs further by having the government directly negotiate drug prices with pharmaceutical companies on behalf of beneficiaries. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the incoming House speaker, says granting the government that authority will be one of her priorities for the new Congress’ first 100 hours. Why the program has been costing less than anticipated will be an important element of that debate. To date, however, there has been little detailed analysis of how the savings are being achieved. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the new drug benefit for the elderly and disabled, provided the AP with its accounting of where the program saved money this year. Lower than projected enrollment: $7.5 billion. Competition: $6.9 billion. Drug prices rising less than expected in the two years before the benefit even began: $3.7 billion. Offsetting the savings somewhat were higher costs in some areas, including for catastrophic drug expenses – those that occur when people have drug bills of more than $5,100. Those additional costs bring the net savings down to nearly $13 billion. The savings being achieved by the program could make it harder for Democrats to make changes, particularly with surveys showing high satisfaction rates among seniors and the disabled. So Democratic lawmakers may focus on where the savings are coming from. “Republicans would have you believe that the drug and insurance companies have sacrificed profits in the name of competition, but nothing could be farther from the truth,” said Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif. “In fact, the dirty little secret is that costs are lower because of low enrollment and a slowdown in drug spending.” After Congress created the drug benefit in 2003, Medicare officials estimated that 39 million people would enroll or get their coverage through employers who receive a tax credit for providing a benefit. About 22.5 million seniors and disabled people did enroll in the Medicare drug plans. An additional 6.9 million stayed in plans operated by their former employers. That leaves enrollment in the program, known as Medicare Part D, nearly 10 million short of government projections. Leslie V. Norwalk, the acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said the agency’s actuaries underestimated how many people already had drug coverage prior to last Jan. 1, when the Medicare benefits kicked in. Instead of getting drug coverage through Medicare, many seniors and the disabled receive it through the Department of Veterans Affairs, state programs, the Tricare program for active duty and retired members of the military and their families, the Indian Health Service or the federal employee insurance program, she said. While 90 percent of people over 65 and the disabled have prescription drug coverage, not all of them are covered by the Medicare benefit and consequently are not incorporated into the program’s costs, Norwalk said. Over the long haul, said John Shatto, a Medicare actuary, lower than anticipated enrollment will play a smaller role in keeping the program’s costs down. “Those with very high drug spending are the ones that are going to sign up for Part D. Those with little drug spending are the ones who did not sign up for Part D. That’s what’s creating a smaller (effect),” he said. Lower-than-expected drug prices, while accounting for a small portion of the savings now, will be a much bigger factor in the future, Shatto said. Based on double-digit increases in drug prices in previous years, Medicare actuaries in 2003 projected they would rise 11 percent each in 2004 and 2005, the two years prior to the program startup. Instead they grew by 7 percent each year. The impact doesn’t seem huge at first, but a snowball effect occurs when actuaries recalculate projected drug costs in future years based on the lower-than-anticipated costs now. The government’s projected cost of the Medicare drug benefit over the decade – through 2015 – is now $729 billion, almost $200 billion below the $926 billion original estimate. About $141 billion of projected savings result from slower growth in drug prices, Shatto said. By comparison, competition between insurance plans in signing up beneficiaries accounts for $55 billion in projected 10-year savings, and lower enrollment produces $39.3 billion in savings, he said. Norwalk said consumers’ demand for generic drugs has helped drive the slower growth in prices and should remain strong. “Our hope is that this single-digit increase will continue as opposed to double-digit growth,” she said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The Medicare drug benefit has cost nearly $13 billion less than expected this year, a rare federal program coming in under budget. President George W. Bush credits competition among the dozens of private insurance companies administering the program for the cost coming in at $30 billion in 2006, about 30 percent below the projected $43 billion. But figures provided to The Associated Press by the agency that oversees the benefit show two other key factors: lower-than-expected enrollment and drug prices that went up less than expected before the benefit kicked in. “The costs have been driven down not by the government but by the collective voices of millions of consumers,” Bush said during an interview shortly before the Nov. 7 elections. last_img read more

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How Liverpool could line up in five years including Alexander-Arnold in new role

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:14Loaded: 5.10%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:14 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Liverpool had an uncharacteristically quiet transfer window with three fairly low key signings in the summer.Goalkeeper Adrian arrived to strengthen their options between the sticks, while youngsters Sepp van den Berg, 17, and Harvey Elliott, 16, have also come in. Will this be Liverpool’s starting XI on the opening weekend of the 2024/25 season? There’s nothing to suggest they won’t be at the club in the 2024/25 season but they’ll surely be too old to be playing every week at that intensity.Meanwhile, Joel Matip will be 32-years-old so could become a second-string player if he’s still around.Divock Origi will probably always be at his best as an impact substitute so we haven’t included the striker in either XI.As for James Milner, he’ll be 38 in five years so he only just misses out – we think.Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – with Liverpool vs Newcastle next up after the international break. Defender Van den Berg has earned comparisons with fellow Dutchman Virgil Van Dijk while winger Elliott is the youngest ever player to play in the Premier League (aged 16 years and 30 days).It’s unlikely these players will feature for the first-team a lot this season, particularly Van den Berg and Elliott, although both have made their Champions League squad.The latest development is promising though and this got us thinking at talkSPORT.com, how might the Reds look in five years time?Of course, without a time machine at our disposal, it’s terribly hard to fully predict what can happen in the future as circumstances can change so quickly in football.But below you can see our best guess at what Liverpool’s starting XI for the opening weekend of the 2024/25 season may look like. 8 8 Getty Images – Getty stalemate getty 8 Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship targets Getty Images – Getty And although Roberto Firmino will be 32 in five years, he may just be able to do the job in the middle of the front three which is where he’s at his best.Firmino is less likely to leave than Salah or Mane as there are few top clubs in Europe who would let him play in the same role he clearly loves playing in at Liverpool.Option 2: 4-2-1-3 on target deals LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS buildlineup.com Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Liverpoolfc.com buildlineup.com Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Will Divock Origi be a part of Liverpool’s set up in five years time? Getty BIG PRESENTS UP TOP center_img latest Chances are Jurgen Klopp will not be Liverpool manager as his contract ends in 2022 and the German has given interviews recently which suggest he’ll leave Anfield when his deal expires.The club has grown accustomed to playing a certain way under him though, so it would be no surprise to see them play a similar system post Klopp.However, quite a lot of the Reds playing now may not be around in five years including goalkeeper Alisson Becker – who is established as one of the world’s best stoppers – and you wouldn’t be surprised to see the likes of Real Madrid or Barcelona make an approach for him in the future.Players don’t turn down those clubs.This could spell the opportunity for Loris Karius, who is currently going in the middle of a two-year loan spell with Besiktas, a chance to work his way back into the Liverpool fold. What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Karius and Alisson are the same age but the Brazilian is bound to attract more attention from the bigger clubs Brewster is already part of Klopp’s plans in the first-team this season Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more 8 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The German has not played competitively for the Reds since his disastrous performance in the 2018 Champions League final where he made two costly howlers in Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid.But in five years he’s likely to have a calmer head and he’ll be keen for his shot at redemption.In defence, we could see Van den Berg, who will then be 22-years-old, forge a partnership with the experienced Joe Gomez, who will be 27.Ki-Jana Hoever, who became Liverpool’s youngest ever player to represent the club in the FA Cup last season, will be 22 in five years and could play at right-back even though his preferred position is in the middle. 8 8 Option 1: 4-3-3 Andy Robertson will be in his 30s by then but the Scotland captain is full of running so don’t be surprised to see him continue at left-back.Where’s Van Dijk? Well, he will be 33 in five years but Liverpool will have to prepare for bids from some of the really big clubs in Europe sooner if he carries on his impeccable form.There will be a temptation by the club’s hierarchy to sell him as they’ll be able to make a hefty profit despite forking out £75million for him in January 2018.Liverpool’s depth in defence will give the opportunity for Trent Alexander-Arnold to start a new role in midfield and who knows, maybe he’ll captain the club one day.Alexander-Arnold’s superb passing range means it would be a complete waste of his talent to play him as a full-back throughout his career. This line-up has more balance to it However, a more defensive line-up could see tough tackling Fabinho, who will be 30 by then, partner Alexander-Arnold in midfield in what would be a similar set-up to when Alonso and Javier Mascherano were around.This would leave Keita and Oxlade-Chamberlain to fight it out for that slot in attacking midfield.Youngsters Bobby Duncan and Ryan Kent may have had a good chance at making it on Merseyside but they have now moved to Fiorentina and Rangers, respectively, on permanent transfers.It’s also not clear whether midfielder Curtis Jones, 18, will be a success at Anfield.Mentions have to go out to the likes of Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum, who will be 34 and 33 respectively. He has been tried out in midfield by Klopp on a couple of occasions but Alexander-Arnold has yet to master the position. However, such is his talent, he has the potential to be as good as Xabi Alonso.Meanwhile, the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita are likely to see more first-team action if they’re still around.Up front could see a few changes too with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane bound to attract the attention of bigger clubs than Liverpool.Mane even admitted to being jealous of Philippe Coutinho when he got his move to Barcelona so the Reds may have to call on some of their youngsters to step up in the future.Thankfully for Liverpool, they have two potential future stars in Elliott and Rhian Brewster to replace Salah and Mane in case they leave. It looks like Klopp has high hopes for Hoever (right) Liverpool fan says he would follow Virgil van Dijk if he left Liverpool and even cheer if he scored AGAINST Reds 8 statement Van den Berg was Liverpool’s first signing of the summer Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ 8 rookie error Alexander-Arnold has got an exceptionally bright future ahead of him last_img read more

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Everton beating Arsenal to in-demand manager with Goodison Park talks arranged

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti could be nearing his return to the Premier League having flown to Merseyside for talks with Everton over becoming their new manager.On the same night he guided Napoli to the knockout stages of the Champions League with a 4-0 win over Genk, Ancelotti was sacked by the Serie A side.His departure has also put Arsenal on red alert with, interim boss Freddie Ljungberg currently in charge after the struggling Gunners axed Unai Emery. Ray Parlour urges Arsenal to appoint Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager Could Ancelotti be heading back to the Premier League? Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:09Loaded: 14.34%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:09 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen AFP or licensors center_img “I’ve spoken about him a lot, about how good he was on the pitch but also in terms on being a friend and being someone who is not always serious.“When you go out on the training pitch you have to have a laugh. You have to enjoy what you’re doing and he brought that in training sessions, but then when we went to games he’d also give you that love, that push and the understanding of what I means to win games.“He’s won so much in his career with Milan as a player and of course as a coach, he’s someone who when he talks everyone listens.“I think it would be great if he went to Arsenal.”Despite Arsenal’s interest in Ancelotti, and the fact they have spoken to his lawyer, the north Londoners are not yet ready to open formal talks – meaning Everton are in pole position to hire him. 1 Like Arsenal, Everton have turned to one of their former players, Duncan Ferguson, on an interim basis.The Scot temporarily took charge when Marco Silva’s exit was confirmed, and he inspired them to a stunning 3-1 defeat of Chelsea last weekend..Ferguson is set to take control again for the trip to Manchester United on Sunday, but Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is keen to push ahead with a move for Ancelotti.And, according to The Sun, the Italian will sit down with Moshiri and Everton chairman Bill Kenwright for talks over moving to Goodison Park.The 60-year-old has not managed in England since being dismissed by Chelsea after just two seasons, having led the Blues to league and FA Cup success in 2009/10.Ancelotti is one of the most successful managers in history and has won three European Cups, two with Milan and the other with Real Madrid in 2014.Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole, who played under Ancelotti at Stamford Bridge, believes the Italian would bring ‘togetherness’ if appointed at Arsenal.last_img read more

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Disney Cruise Line News — Week of July 6, 2019

first_imgShare This!Sponsored by Storybook DestinationsAhoy, mateys! I’m Heather, and I’ll be bringing you the up and coming on all things Disney Cruise Line. Welcome back again this week. Let’s see what’s new in the DCL world!Ports of CallDisney Cruise Line: In The NewsNew to cruising with Disney? All the terms, the nuances, and the ins and outs can be so overwhelming! Lucky for us, Tammy has taken her expertise from her (dozens and dozens and dozens) cruises and made a list of 100 important things to know before your first cruise!Hopefully you’ve not reading this on an empty stomach…because Julia is teasing our tastebuds with 5 of the best appetizers across the fleet. Well, even if you are full, you may find yourself drooling over some of these delicious options!Kudos to DCL, who earned the highest marks (and the only A) out of 16 cruise ships, after Friends of the Earth graded the ships on the environmental footprint they leave behind. Doing good all around!Here’s this week’s special offers. Most every week of the year, Disney Cruise Line releases special offers for Florida Residents and U.S. Military Personnel.  There are also frequently IGT/OGT/VGT rates available for all guests to book.  These offers are extremely limited in availability, and all come with certain restrictions, but the prices are amazing! You can book these online, on the phone, or with your travel agent. These are the current offers available this week: Upcoming EntertainmentThe following films are being shown aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships this month:Ralph Breaks the InternetMary Poppins ReturnsCaptain MarvelDumbo Disneynature: PenguinsAvengers: EndgameAladdin Toy Story 4 For future reference, films debut on Disney Cruise Line the same day of their initial release in the United States. Films do vary by ship. Show times are available in your Personal Navigator or the official Disney Cruise Line app.Captain’s Log: Important Tips and InformationFor me, today has been a busy day of packing – we head out to Vancouver tomorrow and then spend 9 glorious nights on the Wonder in Alaska! There’s one thing I absolutely swear by onboard that makes my packing process at home that much easier – the dry cleaning service. Seriously, I can’t tell you how much I look forward to this (it’s almost unhealthy). Since we are a family that enjoys the dressing up aspect of cruising, we always travel with dress pants, dress shirts, suits, and dresses. Packing these things is hands down the biggest pain! Until you discover onboard dry cleaning, that is. As I’m packing, I’ll divide my dress clothes into two piles – those that need cleaning, and those that only need pressing. As you may know, irons are not permitted in staterooms for safety reasons. While they are available to use in the laundry rooms, ironing is just about my absolute least favorite chore, and not one I want to do on vacation if I can absolutely avoid it. Cue the cleaning service – you can opt to have any of your clothes freshly pressed, for half the price to dry clean said item. For us, this is well worth adding into our anticipated budget for the time and the convenience! While your mileage may vary, for us, the dry cleaning prices onboard are actually significantly cheaper than they are at our local dry cleaners. I’ve even been known to throw an extra dress or two in my suitcase that I know I may or may not wear, just to have it cleaned onboard. I have my cleaning pile packed in a laundry bag, so when our luggage is delivered to our stateroom I can get it out right away, and we are all clean and ready to go for the rest of the trip! Have you ever used the dry cleaning services onboard? Do you think it’s a good value? Tell me in the comments!Special thanks to Scott Sanders of the Disney Cruise Line Blog for assistance on this article.Thanks for joining me again this week. “Sea” you next time!The Disney Cruise Line Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings.last_img read more

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