Van Dijk can get even better after dream start – Klopp

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp hugs Liverpool’s Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk at the end of an FA Cup third round match against Everton at Anfield © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jan 6 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Virgil van Dijk will get even better after he scored the winning goal against Everton in a “fairytale” Merseyside derby debut.Van Dijk headed home six minutes from full-time to give Liverpool a 2-1 victory in their FA Cup third-round tie with the Toffees after Gylfi Sigurdsson had cancelled out James Milner’s opener from the penalty spot. The Dutchman became the most expensive defender in the world when he joined Liverpool from Southampton for £75 million ($102 million, 85 million euros) this month and Klopp could not be happier with his contribution in his first match for the Reds.“Fairytale in a world with not a lot of fairy tales anymore, so I think something like that is quite special,” said the Liverpool boss.“It was a difficult decision to make to be honest because, to be 100 percent honest, the first plan was not to start him but then Dejan Lovren and Ragnar Klavan played a lot of games in the last few weeks, so I changed my mind .“It was a big fight, it was not brilliant football, it was not the most beauty — it was how cup games should be. It is not about who is the better side, who can do this or that. Things like this can happen sometimes, but it is pretty rare.”Van Dijk was a commanding presence at the heart of Liverpool’s defence, although Klopp thinks the centre-back has only given a glimpse of his qualities as he predicted the best is yet to come from the Netherlands international.“He showed a lot of things we want him to show in the future very often,” Klopp added.“Heading of course, football-wise his first touch was good, good under pressure and then around set pieces a proper threat,” he added, praising Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for his corner.“I think first of all we should help him just to be as good as he is already because that’s why we took him. You don’t pay that amount of money for a player and think ‘OK, we can get another 80 per cent’, but of course there is room for improvement.“But the first improvement will be to adapt really to the team, how we deal in different situations. But as I said, since he is in, we spoke more about it and we did it actually on the pitch.”Everton manager Sam Allardyce felt his side had done enough at Anfield to earn a replay after a battling display.“I’m very disappointed we’re not going back to Goodison and trying to get through to the next round,” he said.“We may have saved it late on and I think it was a brilliant effort from the players, even though we’re disappointed.“The performance deserved us to be able to take them back to our place, but that’s not to be.”0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Leicester vs Southampton postponed following helicopter crash that killed owner

first_img Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT BEST OF latest Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update whoops pic.twitter.com/hQSR0IDWWg— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 28, 2018The helicopter carrying Srivaddhanaprabha spun out of control shortly after taking off from the King Power Stadium pitch, coming down just outside the ground.Nusara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, both members of Srivaddhanaprabha’s staff, also died in the crash, along with pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner and co-pilot Izabela Lechowicz.In a club statement released on Sunday night, Leicester confirmed the Carabao Cup match against Southampton – which was due to be played on Tuesday evening – has been postponed, as has the Development Squad’s Premier League International Cup fixture against Feyenoord of the Netherlands. LATEST Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Most read on talkSPORT.com SORRY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Leicester’s next fixture , their Carabao Cup match against Southampton, has been postponed following the tragic deaths of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others in a helicopter crash.The Premier League club confirmed Srivaddhanaprabha was among those killed in the crash which occurred on Saturday evening, shortly after Leicester’s draw with West Ham.center_img gameday cracker TOP WORK tense scrap Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? revealed The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion An EFL statement confirmed that the match will be rescheduled for a later date.It was also stated that at all EFL fixtures over the next seven days players will wear black armbands as a sign of respect. Furthermore, clubs will hold either a minute’s silence or minute’s applause.last_img read more

Gardai investigate cause of Newtowncunningham blaze

first_imgGardai are investigating a blaze at a derelict building in Newtowncunningham.The blaze happened last night (Sat) and a number of fire tenders were quickly on the scene to put out the blaze.Nobody was hurt as a result of the fire. A full investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire.Gardai investigate cause of Newtowncunningham blaze was last modified: July 21st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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) Tags:donegalfireNewtowncunninghamlast_img read more

Use Broken Equipment for Creative Results

first_imgDon’t throw that broken video gear in the trash! Get creative and turn your busted film equipment into a valuable new tool.Not long ago, I woke up to a loud bang and the sound of splintered glass. I knew exactly what it was. Earlier that day, I had to offload photos from a job, and I didn’t remove my ND filter from the camera. I also didn’t put the camera back in the gear bag. In my slumber, I had knocked my DSLR off my bedside cabinet.The DSLR and attached lens were fine. The variable ND filter? Not so much. It was cracked right down the center, from one side to the other.The ExperimentFrom my very first DSLR to my very first cinema camera, this variable ND filter had been the one consistent accessory that survived the transition with each new gear change. So, I was somewhat disappointed that I had to say goodbye to it. Before throwing the filter in the trash, I decided to see how much of the damage would show up in pictures and in video. Well, as you can see above, the results were surprisingly fantastic.At first, there was no noticeable difference, which was a good thing. But as soon as direct light touched the cracked filter, a sporadic flare grew across the screen. It was like lens whacking, but without the removal of the lens. Plus, the entire subject remained in focus.The InspirationI’ve been a big fan of Bruno Aveillan’s commercial work for as long as I can remember, and he’s always had this stylistic element within his work — an organic lens flare that displaces a portion of the image. While this isn’t exactly the same effect, it has similar elemental detail, as you can see in the video below.The following video from videographer Zach Ashcraft features a compilation of clips shot with a broken lens.Ashcraft said there was a large crack within the front element. As you can see from the results, the images are hazy, almost as if shot through a misting filter. There’s a lot of flaring, which is something cinematographers usually aim to avoid. However, on the flip side, it’s creating something unique.It would be put to great use in a dream sequence or perhaps a music video. The opportunities are endless — even though most are very quick to throw something away as soon as it’s damaged.Inflicting DIY DamageNow, I’m not suggesting you pick up a chisel from your garage and start hacking away at your lens collection. You can, however, find a cheap UV filter online and create some self-inflicted damage yourself.To replicate the variable ND damage, I found two incredibly cheap UV filters for £3/$5 each. These will sit on top of each other much like the variable ND (which is just two polarizers on top of each other).Gently warm the glass of the top filter (or just the solo filter, if you’ve only bought one). Then, with the end of a long screwdriver, tap the glass repeatedly until it splinters and cracks. The goal here is to make sure the glass doesn’t completely break away, but rather cracks in one, or, in this case, several directions (as seen in the cover image). Every cracked filter will give you a completely different look.If you’re looking for additional DIY video production tips, the PremiumBeat blog’s got what you need.Got any experience repurposing broken video gear? Share your story in the comments below.last_img read more

Navios Partners Sees Red Ink Eyes USD 400 Mn Loan

first_imgzoom Greek owner and operator of container and dry bulk vessels Navios Maritime Partners has plunged into red as it reported a net loss of USD 52.5 million of the year ended December 31, 2016, compared to a net income of USD 41.8 million seen in the previous year.The result was negatively affected by USD 27.2 million of impairment loss on the sale of the 13,100 TEU containership MSC Cristina, sold for USD 125 million, and the 52,073 dwt Navios Apollon, sold for a total net sale price of USD 4.8 million.The company’s time charter and voyage revenues stood at USD 190.5 million in 2016, down from USD 223.6 million reported a year earlier, mainly attributable to the decrease in Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) to USD 16,364 per day from USD 19,739 per day reported in 2015.Despite the drop in numbers, Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Partners, said: “I am pleased with the results for 2016, a year of many challenges.”“We actively managed our liquidity in 2016, generating about USD 151 million from the sale of vessels and securities. We also reduced long-term debt by almost USD 178 million and increased the collateral value of the Term Loan B by about USD 100 million. Overall, we are positioned to take advantage of a recovery in the dry sector,” Frangou added.For the fourth quarter, Navios Partners reported a net loss of USD 2 million, negatively affected by an impairment loss for the Navios Apollon, against a net income of USD 7.8 million seen in the same quarter in 2015. The company’s time charter and voyage revenues for the respective periods fell to USD 49.6 million from USD 53.3 million.The decrease in revenues was mainly due to a drop in TCE to USD 16,954 per day for the three month period from USD 18,223 per day seen in 2015, driven by a decline in the freight market during the year.Navios Partners has currently contracted out 72.6% of its available days for 2017, 38.2% for 2018 and 20.1% for 2019, including index-linked charters, respectively, expecting to generate revenues of approximately USD 111.9 million, USD 82.4 million and USD 54.7 million, respectively.The average expected daily charter-out rate for the fleet is USD 19,240, USD 26,690 and USD 24,972 for 2017, 2018 and 2019, according to the company.In a separate announcement, Navios Partners said that it intends to launch syndication of a USD 400 million term loan B, subject to market conditions. The company intends to use the net proceeds from loan to refinance the existing term loan B and to pay related fees and expenses.last_img read more