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Firmino is ‘the player Liverpool need’, says Reds legend

first_imgRoberto Firmino could be just the player Liverpool need, according to former Reds goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar.Liverpool have agreed a fee with Hoffenheim in the region of £29million for the 23-year-old, subject to a medical.Firmino, capped nine times for Brazil, made 151 appearances for the Bundesliga club, scoring 47 goals, and Grobbelaar admits it could represent a good piece of business with Raheem Sterling expected to join Manchester City for £50million.“Maybe it’s a lot of money, but Liverpool are going to get the funds from Raheem Sterling going to Manchester City – I hear he’s going for something ridiculous like £50m,” Grobbelaar told talkSPORT.“If Liverpool do get Firmino you are looking at half the cost for a player very similar to Sterling and at least he is scoring a lot more goals than him – he might be a signing we need.”Reds boss Brendan Rodgers received criticism last season for some of his signings and the pressure is mounting on the Northern Irishman with Liverpool’s difficult fixture list to start the season.But Grobbelaar explained that Rodgers should not shoulder all the blame and the Reds can recover from their start.“You have to look at the whole aspect – it’s not only Rodgers’ decision on players but someone behind the scenes completing the deals, so you can’t blame everything on Brendan,” he added.“The first ten games are very tough, but at least we are getting them all out of the way early. If Liverpool can get 18 points from 30, then we’ve done very well.”last_img read more

Child dead and man arrested on Taylor murder

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKiev, Ukraine – October 17, 2012 – A logotype collection of well-known social media brand’s printed on paper. Include Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Vimeo, Flickr, Myspace, Tumblr, Livejournal, Foursquare and more other logos.Providenciales, 30 Sept 2015 – The body of a five-year-old boy was found last night by his father in Bottle Creek, North Caicos and police are investigating the possible cause of the child’s death. The father is talking a little and says his son, a student of Adelaide Ohmler Primary School came home from school, took a nap but never woke up. In other Police news: It is not true that rumor about a murderous stabbing in Five Cays on Monday night. Press Officer, Audley Astwood said these social media rumors are damaging to public peace of mind and called for them to stop. Police did check out the matter and found the man, who was supposedly stabbed to death by his wife, at his home alive and watching television. In the murder case of 25-year-old Raymano Taylor, it was confirmed that a man, of Dock Yard where the killing happened was indeed arrested for the crime. Press Liaison, Astwood also characterized the posting of crime scene photos of the dead body of young Taylor, to the Internet as heartless. Recommended for you Further investigation warranted in death of Provo man Murdered father of two, shot in the head Related Items:Adelaide Oemler Primary School, audley astwood, bottle creek, child, dead, raymano taylor Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp No medical report yet in Capron deathlast_img read more

De Sciglio is happy after todays win

first_imgThe Juventus footballer believes the team is achieving all the targets they have set for themselves in the 2018-2019 seasonMattia De Sciglio has been with Juventus since 2017, and in his second year with the club, he’s very happy.To him, the Bianconeri are achieving all the objectives they are setting for themselves in the Italian Lega Serie A.“We’ve achieved the target we set ourselves after the Atalanta game – to end the year with a win,” said the defender according to the club’s official website.“All the hard work we’ve put in since the start of the season has been well worth it.”Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Samp are very well organized. They’re good at playing between the lines and we had a few problems when we got a bit stretched,” he added.“But when we pulled tighter together again – with a little luck too – we managed to secure the win.”“With the players, we have up front we know we can score at any moment so it’s very important for us to be strong defensively,” he commented.“The better we move as a unit, the better results we get. Having the best defense is another achievement for us and something we want to repeat in the second half of the season.”last_img read more

UC San Diego researchers find that the costliest medicare medications are rising

first_imgUC San Diego researchers find that the costliest medicare medications are rising in price Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 3:38 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The cost of the 10 medications that Medicare Part D spends the most money on annually rose by nearly one-third between 2011 and 2015, even as the number of persons using these drugs dropped by the same amount, according to a study released today by UC San Diego researchers. Medicare Part D is the federal government’s primary prescription drug benefit for older citizens. The amount paid for the 10 medications with the largest spending increased from an inflation-adjusted $21.5 billion in 2011 to $28.4 billion in 2015, a 32 percent jump. In that same time period, the number of patients treated with at least one of the medications declined 32 percent, from slightly more than 12.9 million patients in 2011 to 8.8 million in 2015.The trend could become more costly considering a rapidly aging U.S. population, said professor Jan Hirsch, clinical pharmacy chair with UCSD’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy. The number of Medicare beneficiaries is expected to grow from 59 million in 2017 to 81 million in 2030.“One in every six dollars in Medicare these days is used on medications,” Hirsch said. “Spending on expensive, specialty medications is likely to grow with more approved drugs and a larger population that requires them. Since Medicare Part D is funded by enrollee paid premiums in addition to congressional appropriations from general revenue, Part D enrollees may expect to face higher premiums on top of increasing co-payments or co-insurance payments.”Drugs on the most-expensive list include Crestor, used to treat high cholesterol and related conditions; Nexium, for excessive stomach acid; and Humira, for arthritis. The most expensive drug was Harvoni, which is used to treat hepatitis C and cost more than $90,000 for the full treatment per user in 2015, according to UCSD.Researchers projected that unless rising medication costs are addressed, the 10 most expensive drugs are on pace to reach $40 billion annually by the end of 2020. “At the end of the day, fewer patients are receiving the medications that the federal government is spending the most money on and patients are spending more of their own money on these medications,” UCSD associate professor Jonathan Watanabe said.“For those without the benefit of subsidies, the average out-of-pocket cost for one of these 10 medications increased from $375 in 2011 to $1,366 in 2015. That works out to an average 66 percent increase per year and a 264 percent increase overall.” July 5, 2018center_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 5, 2018 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Army to Eliminate Four National Guard Helicopter Units

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Army National Guard aviation battalions in Arizona, Idaho, Missouri and Pennsylvania are slated for elimination, after the Army decided to adopt a compromise offered by the National Commission on the Future of the Army to its cost-cutting 2014 Aviation Restructuring Initiative. The Army initially proposed eliminating all eight National Guard AH-64 Apache battalions and transferring those helicopters to active-duty units. Apache battalions would remain in North Carolina, South Carolina and Utah, in addition to a battalion which is based in Texas but includes a company from the Mississippi National Guard, reported the Fayetteville Observer. Under the latest plan, all four National Guard Apache battalions will train with 18 helicopters and receive six more to maintain a full complement of 24 when they deploy.“It’s extremely bad news for some states, and great news for the other states,” Utah National Guard Lt. Col. Ricky Smith told the Salt Lake Tribune, comparing the loss to a “massive layoff.”USAF photo by Staff Sgt Caycee Cook 080904last_img read more