Van Dijk injury disrupts Liverpool’s plans

first_imgLiverpool Liverpool blow as Van Dijk’s Premier League bow delayed by injury Chris Burton 21:07 1/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Virgil van Dijk Liverpool Getty Liverpool Liverpool v Manchester City Manchester City Premier League The Reds are set to welcome free-scoring Premier League leaders Manchester City to Anfield without their £75 million centre-half in the starting XI Virgil van Dijk has disrupted Liverpool’s plans to face Manchester City by suffering an untimely injury which will delay his Premier League debut.Goal can confirm that the issue is nothing more severe than a tight hamstring, but the ailment is serious enough to keep him out of Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI on Sunday.It could be that Van Dijk misses out on a crunch clash completely, with the Reds needing to weigh up how much of a risk they would be taking by including him on the bench. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Klopp may need added security at the back at some stage against City, with Pep Guardiola’s runaway leaders having been full of goals this season.Van Dijk was acquired in a record-breaking £75 million deal for occasions such as this, with those at Anfield aware of the need to plug defensive leaks.Virgil van Dijk LiverpoolThe Dutchman enjoyed a dream debut when netting the winning goal in an FA Cup third round derby date with Everton, but his introduction to top-flight action on Merseyside will have to wait.In his absence, Klopp is expected to hand Dejan Lovren a recall alongside Joel Matip at the heart of his back four.Whoever gets the nod will be hoping to help Liverpool extend a remarkable record against City on home soil.The Blues have not won at Anfield for 15 years, but they have been in imperious form this season and handed Klopp’s side a 5-0 humbling in the reverse fixture between the two sides at the Etihad Stadium back in September. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Montreal police a central theme at Quebec inquiry into Indigenous relations

first_imgTom FennarioAPTN NewsThe Quebec inquiry into Indigenous relations got an earful from Indigenous people Wednesday on how they feel Montreal police treat them.“Every time we sit down at a table, if we get invited, it’s like we’re being told what to do and how to do it rather than listening to all the valuable information that we’re bringing forward,” testified Vicky Boldo, of the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategic Network.This is in sharp contrast to almost three years ago, when Montreal police signed an agreement with a grassroots group.Sensitivity training for officers was agreed to.“During the training there were many officers laughing and not listening, and they were not pulled aside by the superiors,” said Rachel Deutsch, of the First People’s Justice Centre. “There was no consequence for them.”tfennario@aptn.calast_img read more

Samsung debuts the Galaxy Note5 and S6 Edge smartphones

first_imgSamsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Photo Credit: Phanadroid Advertisement At Samsung’s big press conference yesterday in New York, the company announced two new flagship smartphones: the Samsung Galaxy Note5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, both of which include large “phablet” sized screens that poise them to be direct competitors to the iPhone 6 Plus.Like the Galaxy S6 Edge, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will feature a dual curved screen but offers more of it with a bigger 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display. This is a cut above the S6 Edge’s 5.1-inch screen.The S6 Edge+ also gets a boost to its RAM, offering 4GB over the S6 Edge’s 3GB. Users will however note that the camera has remained the same on the newer phone, still a 16MP rear camera and 5MP front like the S6 Edge. – Advertisement – The Galaxy Note 5 is the successor to Samsung’s Note 4. But unlike in the case of the S6 Edge+, the Note 5 does not offer any extra inches in its screen over its predecessor. Both devices boast a 5.7 inch display, but the Note 5 does bump up its RAM to 4GB, compared to the Note 4’s 3GB.Samsung claims the Note 5 has received an upgrade in ergonomic design to be more comfortable to hold. It now has a curved back and narrower bezel. The Note 5 also comes with a new and supposedly easier to hold S Pen that can be popped out from the phone with one click.Another added feature to the Note 5 allows users to write down ideas or quick notes when the screen is off even if it is locked. Samsung also claims PDF files can now be annotated with the S Pen, and users can use ‘Scroll capture’ to capture Web articles or images even if they are long.last_img read more