Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk has admitted he was swayed by the club at a time where Chelsea and Manchester City were both scrapping to secure his signature. Van Dijk has been nothing but sensational for Liverpool in the time since, helping them win the Champions League and UEFA Super Cup since his arrival. Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk has opened up on Man City, Chelsea transfer snubsThe Reds went into the showpiece showdown in Spain aiming to make amends for their European final defeat to Real Madrid the previous year. Van Dijk admits it was a huge moment for him, adding: “That’s the moment that plays in my mind. Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk also hailed Tottenham Champions League win
November 13, 2019 09:10 UTC
The Premier League and the media both favour Liverpool, while they also tend to get away with controversial refereeing decisions, it added. Man City: Pep Guardiola has Liverpool belief about Premier League referees and VARJurgen Klopp’s side scored their first goal of the match just 22 seconds after the ball struck the Liverpool defender’s arm in the first half. Their second goal, which was scored seven minutes later, was also the centre of VAR controversy. Man City: Pep Guardiola has a Liverpool theory about the Premier League, referees, and VARMan City: Guardiola was left fuming after a number of decisions went against CityCity’s ‘obsession’ with Liverpool inevitably stems back to the 2018 Champions League quarter-final tie between the two teams. Man City: Guardiola escaped FA punishment for approaching referee Michael Oliver
November 13, 2019 08:27 UTC
Ryan Fraser is the type of player Tottenham need but a move to Liverpool would be a “no-brainer”, claims former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy. Bournemouth winger Fraser is reportedly a target for Liverpool ahead of the January transfer window. Jason Cundy on Liverpool target Ryan Fraser“I think you can see exactly the sort of player that Liverpool need if one of those players out wide [got injured], whether it be Mane or whether it be Salah,” Cundy said on talkSPORT. Jason Cundy says Liverpool signing Ryan Fraser would be a no-brainerTrendingCundy says Ryan Fraser would want to join Liverpool over TottenhamArsenal were linked with Fraser’s signature in the summer transfer window. Cundy believes their north London rivals Tottenham should be keen on the 25-year-old, though admits it would be hard to turn down top-of-the-table Liverpool at the moment.
November 13, 2019 06:30 UTC
Manchester United and Barcelona are both interested in signing Erling Haaland. Due to this interest Salzburg have put a staggering €100million (£85m) valuation on the striker but according to ESPN FC, Barcelona think this price tag is excessive. Haaland, who is the son of former Manchester City and Leeds United player Alf-Inge Haaland, has scored 26 goals in just 18 appearances this season. The report also claims that at this current price Barca would not be willing to pursue the Norway international. Man Utd transfer news: Erling Haaland has scored 26 goals in 18 games
November 13, 2019 06:15 UTC
It all started with the Homeric poems: The Iliad, about the Trojan war; and The Odyssey, about Greek fighter Odysseus’s troubled, circuitous return home after victory. The Greek tragedians rebuilt Troy and the places connected with it in such plays as Hecuba and Iphigenia in Aulis and Agamemnon. It depicts the Greek fighter Achilles, high-helmeted and staring-eyed, thrusting a spear into the pale, undefended throat of the Amazon queen-warrior, Penthesilea. Photograph: British MuseumA pair of precious silver Roman cups from Denmark’s Nationalmuseet – unusual survivals, found in an iron age chieftain’s grave – are decorated with Trojan war scenes. • Troy: Myth and Reality is at the British Museum, London, 21 November to 8 March.
November 13, 2019 06:02 UTC
(The UK, where Bong’s film is only set to open in February 2020, will be somewhat late to the party.) In the largely disgruntled industry post-mortem that followed, pundits traded various theories about why Cuarón’s more acclaimed film had lost. As pundits start talking up the Oscar possibilities of Parasite, then, it’s hard not to feel a little jaded by past disappointments. Either way, the international #BongHive will keep buzzing, while Bong himself could hardly seem less bothered about his film’s US awards prospects. “The Oscars are not an international film festival,” he said airily when quizzed on the subject.
November 13, 2019 06:01 UTC
Exclusive : email from government directs attendees at conference on climate adaptation to stay quiet on bushfire-climate linkNSW public servants at climate conference told not to discuss link with bushfiresAs bushfire conditions were declared “catastrophic” on Tuesday, New South Wales bureaucrats attending a conference on adaption to climate change were directed not discuss the link between climate change and bushfires. The email said: “For those attending AdaptNSW today, public affairs has issued advice not to discuss the link between climate change and bushfires. “Refer questions in session and plenaries to bushfire reps.”What are the links between climate change and bushfires? Climate change makes bushfires worse. “Climate change is a real issue that requires a decisive response and all the scientific advice I have been given says that our changing climate will seeing more extreme weather events,” Kean said.
November 13, 2019 02:00 UTC
Lord Bramall, who fought on D-Day, died at his home Times photographer Richard PohleField Marshal Lord Bramall, the former head of the military who fought on D-Day, died yesterday at the age of 95. The highly decorated veteran, who was involved in almost every significant British military campaign from the Second World War until his retirement in 1985, died at his home in Crondall, Hampshire. His final years were overshadowed by false allegations made by Carl Beech, a fantasist who claimed that he had been abused by an establishment paedophile ring and that Lord Bramall was a leader of the alleged ring. Lord Bramall’s treatment by police from Scotland Yard’s Operation Midland was invoked in tributes last night. Nigel Evans, the Tory MP for Ribble Valley, said: “I trust more than a few…
November 13, 2019 01:01 UTC
It is interesting how some American writers have caught the essence of Britain’s wet climate. “English rain feels obligatory, like paperwork. It dampens already damn days and slicks the stones,” the novelist Maureen Johnson wrote in The Madness Underneath (Shades of London, Book 2). Possibly the most anglophile pluviophile is Bill Bryson, who has made his home in Britain. Correct me if I’m wrong, but you would think that if one nation…
November 13, 2019 00:05 UTC
For high-end brands such as Ermenegildo Zegna, the luxury menswear store, above, a place among Bond Street’s elite is a must, despite the eye-watering rents that retailers must pay AlamyNew Bond Street in central London is the third priciest street in the world in which to set up shop, according to new research. The street, home to luxury retailers including Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Mulberry, was found to be more expensive than anywhere other than Upper 5th Avenue in New York and Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. It is the most expensive street in Europe, with annual rents going for about £1,333 per sq ft, having risen by 2.3 per cent in the past year, according to a ranking by Cushman & Wakefield, the property consultancy. At Causeway Bay, the most expensive street in the world according to calculations made in the second quarter of the year (at the end of which protests began…
About 100 metres of track was submerged after heavy rain hit the line between Aviemore and CarrbridgeTrains to Inverness were cancelled yesterday after heavy rain flooded the Highland Main Line. Network Rail said that about 100 metres of the tracks had been flooded near the Slochd summit between Aviemore and Carrbridge. All lines were closed and ScotRail services from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Inverness were stopping at Aviemore. ScotRail organised replacement buses for travel between Aviemore and Inverness. A Network Rail spokesman said: “We are dealing with issues near the Slochd summit where there is flooding over about a 100 metre stretch of track.
A giant support services group with a record for dealmaking has snapped up a maker of health supplements in a takeover that pushes it further into the American nutritional market. DCC said yesterday that its healthcare division had bought the Florida-based Ion Laboratories for $60 million, including debt. Ion, which has revenues of $80 million, makes dietary and pet supplements and skincare products. Last year DCC bought Elite One Source, another nutrition business, which marked its entry into the US health and beauty market. The Dublin-based DCC, led by Donal Murphy, was founded in 1976 as a venture capital investor.
Antibiotic use among Scots has fallen fell by 6.2 per cent since 2014 GETTY IMAGESGPs have issued the lowest number of prescriptions for antibiotics since figures were first collected 25 years ago. Their use in primary care fell by 10.2 per cent between 2014 and last year. However, the use of antibiotics in hospitals is increasing, the report by Health Protection Scotland (HPS) found. HPS found that hospitals accounted for 14.1 per cent of the overall use of antibiotics last year, 16 per cent up since 2014. Over the same period antibiotic use among Scots…
I spend a fair amount of my life in leggings, and I can’t help but notice that many other women spend a good deal more time in theirs. I wear mine strictly for yoga, although by the time you factor in travelling to a class and back, and my tendency for a pistachio-croissant-related stop-off afterwards, that’s still long enough. Other women — if my local high street is anything to go by — seem to drift around in theirs all day. Which is why there is so much money to be made in leggings. If sportswear is a burgeoning industry — globally it was valued at $167.7 billion last year and is estimated to reach $248.1 billion by 2026 — then the leggings category is more burgeoning…
Five years ago, in search of maverick midwives to help me to run my then nascent antenatal course, the Happy Birth Club, I was introduced to Clemmie Hooper. She was a 28-year-old midwife with a small blog, Gas and Air, on which she posted birth stories to educate pregnant women. We shared the same ethos about putting women — rather than NHS policies — at the heart of maternity care. Yet as she walked out in her achingly fashionable dungarees, I knew that she wouldn’t fit: her ambitions were far greater than being part of a team. I dearly wanted to work with her, but my gut yelled that my small business would hold…