Jurgen Klopp pictured at Anfield

first_img Jurgen Klopp touches the This Is Anfield sign 1 With Brendan Rodgers sacked by Liverpool it looks like the Reds are keen on bringing Jurgen Klopp in as his replacement and the German has already shown his reverence for the club’s history.Klopp led Borussia Dortmund to back-to-back Bundesliga titles and a Champions League final during his time in charge at the Westfalenstadion, and also took the club to Anfield in the summer of 2014 for a pre-season friendly.Before that game, Klopp showed his knowledge of Liverpool history by touching the ‘This Is Anfield’ sign when entering the pitch, as has been the tradition for Reds since the days of Bill Shankly.Would you like to see him at Anfield on a regular basis? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.last_img

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Roy Hodgson’s warning for new Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp – Alan Brazil best bits

first_imgListen back to the highlights of Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. Alan Brazil and John Hartson were joined on today’s show by Roy Hodgson ahead of Friday’s clash between England and Estonia, with the Three Lions boss reacting to Jurgen Klopp’s appointment as the new manager of Liverpool.Former Republic of Ireland and Liverpool midfielder Ray Houghton also shared his thoughts on the news, plus reaction to Ireland’s shock victory over Germany, while Andy Gray reflects on Scotland’s failure to qualify for Euro 2016.last_img

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‘Jose Mourinho is starting to look a bit like David Moyes!’ – Twitter reacts to yet another Chelsea defeat

first_img Jose Mourinho 1 Penny for Jose Mourinho’s thoughts.The Chelsea manager endured yet another day to forget, getting sent to the stands at half time while his Chelsea side succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to West Ham.The reverse made it six defeats in his last 12 Premier League games as the Blues’ insipid start to the season showed no signs of waning at Upton Park.Are Mourinho’s days at Stamford Bridge numbered? A vast amount of fans certainly think so…last_img

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Exclusive – David Moyes ‘not interested’ in Swansea job but ready for return to management

first_imgDavid Moyes has ruled himself out of the running for the Swansea job, but has told talkSPORT he is ready to make a swift return to management.Moyes has been strongly linked with a move to the Welsh club following Garry Monk’s sacking on Wednesday.The Scot was among bookmakers’ early favourites for the role but has now revealed he ‘is not interested’ in taking over at the Liberty Stadium.Speaking exclusively on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Moyes said: “I’m not interested in the job, I let that be known earlier in the week that it wasn’t for me.”Monk was hailed as one of the country’s best managerial prospects when he led Swansea to their highest ever league finish last season, but was axed as boss this week following a poor start to the season.The Jacks only have one win from their last 11 games, but Moyes believes the young Englishman should have been given more time to turn their fortunes around.He added: “Garry is a young manager who had a good year. He was having a sticky patch like Jose Mourinho and should have been given the chance to put it right.“But the job for managers is nearly impossible now and, because of that, I think we’ve lost the plot a wee bit over the whole situation.“Swansea have had a really good model and over the last fews years they’ve done a great job in the Premier League, but if you ask people where you would expect Swansea to finish, I think most people would say if they could even get close to the top half they’d be doing well.“It’s difficult to have stability or vision at any club. I was fortunate to have my best years early on at Everton, but I had one good year and then one bad year until we sorted it out and got stable.“I can’t see how the owners think that any manager coming in can suddenly make thing better.”The former Everton and Manchester United boss is without a club after his departure from La Liga side Real Sociedad earlier this season, but revealed he has had a number of offers both domestically and from abroad since his return from Spain and is eager to make an instant return.“When I was in Spain I was getting offered numerous jobs to come back to England,” added the 52-year-old.“And since I’ve lost my job I’ve had several offers to come back here as well as offers to go back abroad.“I want to spend Christmas at home with the family if I can, but if the right job comes up that really excites me I’m ready to go.“I’m looking for something that really excites me and gets me off my seat. I’m raring to go again.“I don’t need a rest or a break, but I want to make sure the job is the right one.”Listen to talkSPORT’s exclusive interview with David Moyes IN FULL above…last_img read more

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Governor’s working hard … so are his flacks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Arnold’s P.R. crew sent out at least 10 e-mail press releases to hundreds in the media on Monday, 19 on Tuesday and a whopping 25 on Wednesday – more than enough to qualify as spammers. Even on a normal noncrisis day, the governor’s press-release mill is in high gear, blasting e-mails to every news agency about every accomplishment large and small. Of course, it’s important and valuable for the governor to be visible to the public at a time of crisis. And his visits and attention earned him buckets of political capital. He needs to be there. But the fire crisis P.R. management underscores the absurd extent to which what was once a very important aspect of government – providing public information – has been transformed into personal publicity vehicles. These days it seems the state’s vast ranks of PIOs, employed by virtually every elected politician or department down to the most obscure, are less concerned with informing the public and are really there to make their bosses look good. And we get to pay for this service. AS the fires roared across the region this week, so did California’s governor. Arnold Schwarzenegger zipped from Malibu to Orange County to San Diego to Santa Clarita to Lake Arrowhead, and then back again. He visited fire-command and evacuation centers. He got briefings on firefighting efforts from local officials. He personally thanks fire crews. On Thursday, he played guide to President George W. Bush, who toured the devastation. And if the governor was working hard during this time, so was his image-making machine – making sure each and every one of his good deeds were duly noted by the media. Of all people, Schwarzenegger doesn’t need to whip up the media’s attention. He gets press coverage even if he’s just riding his motorcycle down the street. In fact, all the spin doctoring only serves to cheapen all the good work he has done during the firestorm by making it appear manufactured simply for a great sound bite.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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Orange County fire evacuees being allowed back home

first_imgSANTA ANA – Residents of most of Orange County’s canyon areas, with the exception of Silverado, were allowed back to their homes today, as firefighters maintained 65 percent containment on the 28,400-acre Santiago arson blaze. The Orange County Fire Authority opened the canyon areas of Modjeska, Trabuco, Glen Ranch, Live Oak and Santiago — from the north and south openings — and residents were being escorted in, Chief Chip Prather announced. Some 3,000 people, including residents of the still off-limits Silverado, live in those areas, according to the OCFA. Those returning to their homes must show identification to sheriff’s deputies posted at checkpoints, and returnees were being asked to remain on their property and not venture to other affected areas or the Cleveland National Forest that remains closed. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Roadblocks will be maintained by local law enforcement, according to the OCFA. Prather also asked that an estimated 30-40 people who were in Black Star Canyon shooting still photos and video of the fire between 5:55 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 21, around the time it was deliberately set, to submit their pictures and footage to investigators. Those people are not considered suspects, he said, but may have captured something that will help investigators catch the arsonist or arsonists who started the blaze from two ignition points. Authorities, who are chasing down some 700 tips from the public, asked for help on Friday in tracking down a pickup truck seen in the area when the fire started. The driver of the truck — described as a 1998-2004 white Ford F150 pickup with chrome tubular running boards — is not a suspect at this time, but rather a “person of interest,” the chief said earlier. Prather said this morning that firefighters are keeping their eye on future problems as they try to take care of immediate business. “Be patient with us because part of what we’re trying to do is make sure that after this fire is out, the mudslides don’t come. And so we’re trying to save as much of the vegetation on those hillsides as possible to keep that community safe for the long term.” Prather told reporters that his crews had been in a sprint since the fire broke out a week ago Sunday east of Irvine, fueled by fierce Santa Ana winds, and “now we’re in the marathon.” He said “that marathon includes trying to prepare the community for the next emergency. And that will be to rehabilitate that area and limit to any extent we possibly can the potential of a mudslide, and threat and risk to people and property in the future.” Firefighters, meanwhile, continued working to block the blaze from crossing a mountain ridge into Riverside County and hoped to have it contained within the next three to four days. Now in its eighth day, the fire has injured eight firefighters, blackened 28,400 acres of foothills, canyons and mountains, destroyed 15 homes and nine outbuildings, damaged eight residential structures and 12 outbuildings and forced scores from their homes. There are 1,732 fire personnel assigned to the fire, which so far has caused an estimated $8.5 million to fight. Crews were being aided by “forgiving” weather, as one OCFA spokeswoman put it, but remain concerned that winds could whip up again to rekindle the flames. Over the past few days, firefighters had worried that coastal winds could blow the fire downhill into the Corona area if it crossed the ridge, which also marks the line between Orange and Riverside counties. Hand crews and bulldozers have carved a pair of parallel fire breaks both on the ridge and at the fire’s northeast edge, generally a mile southwest of the ridge. 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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Arrest made in fatal crash

first_imgA 28-year-old Los Angeles man was behind bars today in connection with a four-vehicle crash in the Fairfax District in which a woman died and seven others were injured, police said. A Checker taxicab was traveling south on Crescent Heights Boulevard at Melrose Avenue about 2:15 a.m. yesterday when it was broadsided by a westbound Toyota Scion driven by Willie Faulkner, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Faulkner was traveling at a “high rate of speed” and ran a red light at Melrose and Crescent Heights, police said. The Scion struck the driver’s side of the taxi, causing both cars to careen into the eastbound lanes of Melrose, where they struck a Ford Escape and a Subaru Impreza, according to police. Faulkner was arrested and booked on suspicion of felony vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. He was being held on $170,000 bail, police said. Anyone with information about the crash was asked to call West Traffic Division detectives at (213) 473-0234 or the 24-hour detective information desk at (877) 529-3855. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The taxi was carrying five passengers, one of whom was killed. Sarah Gilfillan, 26, of Pasadena, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, police said. The four other passengers were hospitalized with moderate to critical injuries, police said. The cab driver was also transported to a hospital but was later released. Two passengers in Faulkner’s car suffered minor injuries and were treated and released at a nearby hospital. The occupants of the two vehicles struck after the initial accident were not injured. last_img read more

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6 die in suicide blast at Iraq police checkpoint

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsResidents said Wednesday’s attack was the biggest in the city since Sept. 13, when the leader of the Sunni revolt, Abdul-Sattar Abu Risha, and two of his bodyguards were killed by a roadside bomb planted near his home. The American soldier and Iraqi interpreter died Tuesday during a blast as their patrol was returning to base, the U.S. command said. Three Americans were also wounded, the military said. At least 3,874 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the war in 2003, according to an Associated Press count. A U.S. statement said the blast was from an “explosively formed penetrator,” a lethal type of roadside bomb that the American military believes is supplied to Shiite militias by Iran – a charge the Iranians deny. The Iranians promised Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki last August that they would curb the flow of weapons to the extremists, Iraqi officials say. U.S. commanders have pointed to a decline in Iranian-origin weapons flowing into the country but say it’s too soon to tell whether the drop is significant. “I think that we’re all thankful for the commitment Iran has made to reduce the flow of its weapons and explosives and training into Iraq,” said Lt. Gen. James Dubik, the U.S. commander in charge of training and equipping Iraqi forces. Dubik told reporters Wednesday that the Iranian move had “made some contribution to a reduction of violence,” adding that “we hope over time that the same commitment that has been made stays in effect.” Nationwide, the U.S. military maintains attacks have fallen 55 percent since last summer because stepped-up American military operations have driven Sunni and Shiite extremists from most of their longtime strongholds around the city. Nevertheless, U.S. commanders have been careful to avoid declaring victory over al-Qaida in Iraq and other extremist organizations. “It’s certainly much better than earlier this year,” Dubik said. “But this is an enemy that is cunning, ruthless and desirous to figure out another way to re-engender violence and steal away security gains from the Iraqi people.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD – A suicide car bomber blasted a police checkpoint outside the courthouse in Ramadi on Wednesday, killing up to six people and wounding as many as 22 in the first such attack in months in the former Sunni insurgent stronghold. Also Wednesday, the U.S. military reported that an American soldier and an Iraqi interpreter were killed in a bombing in east Baghdad – another sign of the lingering dangers in Iraq despite the recent downturn in violence. The suicide bomber struck at midmorning, killing three policemen and three civilians and wounding 13, according to Col. Jubair Rashid Naief, a provincial police official. The U.S. military said four people died, including the bomber, and 22 were wounded. Suicide bombings, ambushes and killings used to be a daily feature of life in Ramadi, capital of Anbar province, until Sunni tribesmen turned against al-Qaida in Iraq and helped American forces drive the extremists from the city. last_img read more

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Duke scientists map `silenced’ genes

first_imgThe Duke map verified those 40 and identified 156 more. Researchers fed DNA sequences into a computer program that decoded patterns pointing to the presence of imprinted genes instead of active ones. Many of the newly found imprinted genes are in regions of chromosomes already linked to the development of obesity, diabetes, cancer and some other major diseases, the researchers reported. One, for example, appears to prevent bladder cancer. A second appears to play a role in causing various cancers and may affect epilepsy and bipolar disorder. Scientists had thought imprinted genes would account for about 1 percent of the human genome. While scientists must double-check that the newly identified ones are truly silenced, the new map matches that tally. “It’s a fascinating paper,” said Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Volkow praised the new mapping method for speeding the slow discovery of these genes. She said finding which genes are imprinted is important for a bigger question: How do behavioral or environmental factors tip the balance for someone who is genetically predisposed to a health problem? Previous work by Jirtle and others shows the environment can reprogram how some genes operate, making them speed up or slow down or work at the wrong time. In a groundbreaking 2003 experiment, Jirtle fed pregnant mice different nutrients to alter the coat color of their babies. The feed affected chemical signals that control how hard a certain gene worked, determining when the babies had yellow coats like Mom or brown ones. “It’s not just about the sequence of your genes, but how that sequence is turned on and off by environmental exposures that is likely to determine whether you will be healthy,” Volkow said. Imprinted genes “are likely to be particularly susceptible to environmental factors.” Sometimes imprinting goes awry before birth, leaving a normally silenced gene “on” or silencing one that should not be. Faulty gene imprinting leads to some devastating developmental disorders, such as Angelman syndrome, which causes mental retardation. Now a question is how imprinting may be changed to reactivate an imprinted gene after birth.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Remember biology class where you learned that children inherit one copy of a gene from Mom and a second from Dad? There’s a twist: Some of those genes arrive switched off, so there is no backup if the other copy goes bad, making you more vulnerable to disorders from obesity to cancer. Duke University scientists now have identified these “silenced genes,” creating the first map of this unique group of about 200 genes believed to play a profound role in people’s health. More intriguing, the work marks an important step in studying how our environment – food, stress, pollution – interacts with genes to help determine why some people get sick and others do not. “What we have is a bag of gold nuggets,” lead researcher Dr. Randy Jirtle said about the collection of “imprinted” genes. The team’s findings were published online today by the journal Genome Research. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsNext comes work to prove exactly what role these genes play. “Some will be real gold and some will be fool’s gold,” Jirtle added. Usually, people inherit a copy of each gene from each parent and both copies are active, programmed to do their jobs whenever needed. If one copy of a gene becomes mutated and quits working properly, often the other copy can compensate. Genetic imprinting knocks out that backup. It means that for some genes, people inherit an active copy only from the mother or only from the father. Molecular signals tell, or “imprint,” the copy from the other parent to be silent. Jirtle compared it to flying a two-engine airplane with one engine cut off. If the other engine quits, the plane crashes. In genetic terms, if one tumor-suppressing gene is silenced and the active one breaks down, a person is more susceptible to cancer. Only animals that have live births have imprinted genes. It was not until 1991 that it was proved that humans had them. Until now, only about 40 human imprinted genes had been identified. last_img read more

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Borussia Dortmund team news: Predicted BVB line up v Liverpool

first_img 33. Julian Weigl (centre midfield) 11 18. Nuri Sahin (centre midfield) 23. Shinji Kagawa (attacking midfield) 10. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (right wing) 25. Sokratis (centre back) 17. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (striker) 26. Lukasz Piszczek (right back) 1. Roman Weidenfeller (goalkeeper) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 11 11 11 11 11 29. Marcel Schmelzer (left back) 11 15. Mats Hummels (centre back) 11 11. Marco Reus (left wing) 11 Liverpool’s quarter-final clash with Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League is live on talkSPORT.Jurgen Klopp returns to the Westfalenstadion for the first time since ending his seven-year spell, but the German manager won’t be doing his former side any favours.And, he’s been handed a major fitness boost over one of his key forwards…Check out talkSPORT’s predicted Reds line up by viewing the slideshow above.  11last_img read more

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