Reports – Liverpool to hold talks with preferred managerial candidate by the end of the week

first_img1 Jurgen Klopp Liverpool will hold talks with Jurgen Klopp before the end of the week regarding the vacant managerial position at Anfield, according to Sky sources.The Reds parted company with Brendan Rodgers on Sunday following a dismal run of just one win in nine games in all competitions, which culminated in an uninspiring 1-1 draw at Merseyside rivals Everton.Klopp and former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti have been identified as potential replacements but it is believed the former is the club’s preferred choice.Fenway Sports Group, Liverpool’s American-based owners, harbour ambitions of finalising negotiations so a new manager is in place by the end of the international break.Klopp initially took a sabbatical after leaving Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season, but it is understood he would be willing to cut short that hiatus for a role in the Premier League.If appointed, the 47-year-old’s first game in the Anfield hotseat would be at Tottenham on October 17.last_img read more

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Man United fans claim this legendary trio are better than all of LVG’s midfield combined

first_img Paul Scholes 1 Despite a star-studded Rest of the World team, including Ronaldinho, Robert Pires and Luis Figo, it was Paul Scholes pulling all the strings for Great Britain and Ireland in David Beckham’s ‘Match for the Children’ at Old Trafford.The former Manchester United midfilelder opened the scoring in the UNICEF charity clash, which finished 3-1 to the hosts, after heading home a trademark cross from Beckham to leave Red Devils supporters drooling over what used to be at the Theatre of Dreams.But he wasn’t the only United legend to catch the eye, with Ryan Giggs and Beckham turning back the clock. Unsurprisingly, therefore, with Louis van Gaal’s side yet to convince in the Premier League, some fans even want the trio back. Have a read of reactions to the charity match, on Twitter, below.last_img read more

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‘Rooney injured? That’s what we wanted’ – fans react to injury news

first_img1 Manchester United were dealt a major blow today when it was confirmed that captain Wayne Rooney will miss tomorrow’s Premier League game with West Ham United.The forward suffered an ankle injury during last week’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City and could be set for a spell on the sidelines.However, United fans are not as disappointed by the news as expected, and many hope this could bring about more goals and attacking football.Rooney has found the net on just two occasions in the league this season, and United have scored the fewest of the the top five sides.Find out exactly how some United supporters have reacted to the news below.Do you think the striker will benefit from a couple of games away from the first team? Wayne Rooney last_img

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Transfer report: Suarez set for Premier League?

first_img1 Watford have stepped up their pursuit of Fiorentina midfielder Mario Suarez, claim reports in Italy.The Spaniard has struggled to settle in Serie A, making just 13 appearances and five starts since joining from Atletico Madrid in the summer.Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores was keen on signing Suarez from Atletico last summer and is ready to rekindle his interest.According to Firenzeviola.it, Suarez has fallen out with Fiorentina coach Paulo Sousa and is desperate to leave Florence this month.A move back to Spain could be on the cards for the 28-year-old but it is understood he would be open to working under fellow countryman Sanchez Flores, and a deal could still be completed before the transfer window shuts. Fiorentina midfielder Mario Suarez last_img

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Finding the Da Vinci code

first_imgThe result is a 40-second “hymn to God” that Pala said sounds best on a pipe organ, the instrument most commonly used in Leonardo’s time for spiritual music. A short segment taken from a CD of the piece contained a Bach-like passage played on the organ. The tempo was almost painfully slow but musical. Alessandro Vezzosi, a Leonardo expert and the director of a museum dedicated to the artist in his hometown of Vinci, said he had not seen Pala’s research but that the musician’s hypothesis “is plausible.” Vezzosi said previous research has indicated the hands of the Apostles in the painting can be substituted with the notes of a Gregorian chant, though so far no one had tried to work in the bread loaves. “There’s always a risk of seeing something that is not there, but it’s certain that the spaces (in the painting) are divided harmonically,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ROME – It’s a new Da Vinci code, but this time it could be for real. An Italian musician and computer technician claims to have uncovered musical notes encoded in Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper,” raising the possibility that the Renaissance genius might have left behind a somber composition to accompany the scene depicted in the 15th-century wall painting. “It sounds like a requiem,” Giovanni Maria Pala said. “It’s like a soundtrack that emphasizes the passion of Jesus.” Painted from 1494 to 1498 in Milan’s Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the “Last Supper” vividly depicts a key moment in the Gospel narrative: Jesus’ last meal with the 12 Apostles before his arrest and crucifixion, and the shock of Christ’s followers as they learn that one of them is about to betray him. Pala, a 45-year-old musician who lives near the southern Italian city of Lecce, began studying Leonardo’s painting in 2003, after hearing on a news program that researchers believed the artist and inventor had hidden a musical composition in the work. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “Afterward, I didn’t hear anything more about it,” he said in an interview. “As a musician, I wanted to dig deeper.” In a book released Friday in Italy, Pala explains how he took elements of the painting that have symbolic value in Christian theology and interpreted them as musical clues. Pala first saw that by drawing the five lines of a musical staff across the painting, the loaves of bread on the table as well as the hands of Jesus and the Apostles could each represent a musical note. This fit the relation in Christian symbolism between the bread, representing the body of Christ, and the hands, which are used to bless the food, he said. But the notes made no sense musically until Pala realized that the score had to be read from right to left, following Leonardo’s particular writing style. In his book – “La Musica Celata” (“The Hidden Music”) – Pala also describes how he found what he says are other clues in the painting that reveal the slow rhythm of the composition and the duration of each note. last_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre For more information, call (562) 789-0550 or (951) 545-1270. Plans set for free holiday dinners WHITTIER – In the spirit of community and sharing during the Thanksgiving holiday season, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation will once again open its doors and serve free Thanksgiving meals to community members. Twelve sites at various parks in unincorporated areas, will serve Thanksgiving dinner to those who need it and combat hunger and loneliness during the holidays. Dinner will be served from from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Solid Faith Christian Church, 5724 Esperanza Ave. For more information, call (562) 692-8567. Another dinner will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mayberry Park, 13201 E. Meyer Road. For more information, call (562) 944-9727. Be a leader at Boys & Girls Club WHITTIER – Sign up today for the Boys & Girls Club of Whittier’s “Leaders in Training” program. You will find out what it’s like to be a leader by helping younger members and staff while working in a positive environment. Activities include field trips to Magic Mountain and fun events such as baseball games, pizza parties and movie nights. Fill out an application from 2:30 to 8 p.m. weekdays at 7905 S. Greenleaf Ave. For more information, call (562) 698-8630, Ext. 100. Change in SFS council meeting SANTA FE SPRINGS – Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the City Council meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Council Chambers, 11710 E. Telegraph Road. The meetings are regularly scheduled on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. For more information, call (562) 868-0511. Fumigation set at police center SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Police Services Center will be closed because of fumigation from Thursday through Nov. 25. It will reopen at 8 a.m. Nov. 26. If you need assistance during this time, call (562) 409-1850, or call the Whittier Police Department at (562) 945-8240. Help with food stamps for seniors WHITTIER – A representative of the county Department of Public Social Services will help seniors with applications for food stamps from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St. Spanish translation will be available. For more information or to set an appointment, call (562) 464-3370. City photo contest spotlights winter LA MIRADA – The city is accepting submissions for its Winter Photo Contest, open to professional and amateur photographers of all ages. All photos must be taken in the city limits. Contestants must fill out an entry form and waiver before submitting photos. The categories are people, public places and nature. Only three submissions are allowed per person. Prizes include a pair of tickets to the La Mirada Theater for Performing Arts. For more information, call (562) 943-0131. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The Hispanic Outreach Taskforce is presenting a free family seminar from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Lydia Jackson Elementary School, 8015 Painter Ave. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. There will be training sessions on youth behavior indicators, helping children avoid peer pressure, parental rights, the role of fathers in families, combating graffiti and youth crime, diabetes prevention, and maintenance and forming a Neighborhood Watch. A continental breakfast and child care will be provided. last_img read more

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Developer sues CRA, says agency oversteps

first_imgA North Hollywood-based developer filed suit Wednesday against the Community Redevelopment Agency, accusing it of overstepping its authority by limiting future development in the area. JSM Capital said the agency is placing more demands on developers and making it too expensive to build in the NoHo Redevelopment Project area. The CRA recently adopted what it called “development guidelines” that seek concessions from developers – even those who were receiving no public money – on everything from project size and affordable housing requirements to architectural issues, said Ben Reznick, attorney for the firm. “We just think that they are taking too much authority and that they did this without including the development community in its discussions,” Reznick said. “They also didn’t include property owners in the area.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsBut officials with the CRA defended the agency’s actions Wednesday. “The CRA followed all state procedures and requirements in adopting the design for development. We worked collaboratively with the Planning Department,” Executive Director Cecilia Estalano said. “We presented it to the neighborhood council on three separate occasions.” 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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Johan Cruyff dies aged 68 after cancer battle

first_imgThe Dutch footballing legend Johan Cruyff has sadly died aged 68 after a battle with cancer.The former Barcelona and Ajax great – famed for his popular ‘Cruyff turn’ skill – was diagnosed with lung cancer in October.His passing was announced on his website The World of Johan Cruyff, with a statement reading: “On March 24 2016 Johan Cruyff [68] died peacefully in Barcelona, surrounded by his family after a hard fought battle with cancer. It’s with great sadness that we ask you to respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”Vintage Video: Click here to see Johan Cruyff’s best bitsCruyff captained Holland at the 1974 World Cup at the height of his playing career and led the Oranje to the final, which they ultimately lost 2-1 to West Germany.He made his name at Dutch giants Ajax, where he won seven league titles but most notably three consecutive European Cups from 1971 to 1973.Celebrated Ajax manager Rinus Michels, who pioneered the highly successful Total Football system, went to Barcelona in 1971 and Cruyff followed him two years later. He won the league and Spanish Cup titles at the Nou Camp.Johan Cruyff: Tributes pour in after Netherlands and Barca idol loses cancer battleCruyff was also a three-time winner of the Ballon d’Or award, taking the award in 1971, 1973 and 1974. At the time, the award recognised the best player in Europe, rather than worldwide as it is today.He turned his remarkable football brian to management following his playing career, managing former club Ajax from 1985 to 1988, and then, just as in his playing career, Cruyff was lured away by Barcelona.At the Nou Camp he won the 1992 European Cup and four league titles among a raft of trophies. During his time at the club he underwent major heart surgery in 1991, which prompted him to stop smoking.He was sacked by Barcelona in 1995 but remained influential and well loved at the club for the rest of his life.The Dutch football association led tributes to the true football great, posting on Twitter: “With great sadness we have learned of the death of Johan Cruyff. Words are not enough.” Dutch great Johan Cruyff has passed away aged 68 1last_img read more

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Dean Ashton – The next instalment

first_imgDean Ashton was one of the best English strikers of his generation, enjoying prolific spells at Crewe Alexandra, Norwich City and West Ham United.A career that included an international cap and a goal in the 2006 FA Cup final was cruelly curtailed by an injury initially sustained at an England training camp.Ashton spoke to Matt Holland about his career and the adjustment to life after football.last_img

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