8 Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Monchengladbach) – Danish behemoth Vestergaard measures up at a huge 6ft 6½ inches, which means he can be just as aerially dominant as Van Dijk. Although according to the stats, he completes around one less victory in the air per game than the Dutchman. Elsewhere, the pair are evenly matched in most departments, which could make Jurgen Klopp take a good look at him as an option. Liverpool’s start to their summer transfer business hasn’t quite gone to business as they failed to land long-term Virgil van Dijk.The Reds have stood down from their interest following high-level discussions with Southampton, and must now do their dealings elsewhere as Jurgen Klopp attempts to strengthen his defence.Dutch star Van Dijk is a fairly unique player, dominant aerially but also very capable stopping opponents with his feet and playing the ball forward with ease.But who else is capable of matching someone like the Saints star? Taking a look at his statistics on WhoScored, we look at eight players who could fit the bill for Liverpool.Click the right arrow above to see who our search brought up… 8 8 8 8 Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen) – Already known as a top young talent in Germany, Tah stacks up pretty well against Van Dijk, completing 0.3 more tackles per game, and only 0.2 less interceptions. With the ball at their feet, the two men are not dissimilar either but Van Dijk, once again trumps his rival when it comes to completed long balls, with Tah making 1.7 less. 8 8 Kostas Manolas (Roma) – Greek star Manolas is another possible target for Liverpool and his numbers arent too dissimilar from Van Dijk’s, but the Southampton star just edges him in most categories apart from pass success rate. Hes only a month older than the Dutchman too. Benjamin Hubner (Hoffenheim) – Julian Nagelsmanns side were superb in the Bundesliga last season and Hubner was key at the back for them as they finished fourth. He cant compete with Van Dijk in terms of aerial duels won per game, only coming out victorious 2.6 times per game, compared to 4.7, but he out performs the Dutchman when it comes down to both tackles and interceptions. Hubners 2.9 tackles won and 3.3 interceptions are certainly impressive, while he also managed two goals and three assists. He didnt make as many long balls as Van Dijk per game, but he gets closer than others with 3.3 each match, on average. 8 Andreas Christensen (Chelsea) – On loan at Borussia Monchengladbach for the last two season, the Dane has impressed in the Bundesliga and has a brilliant 91.5% pass success rate, although he doesnt play as many long balls as Van Dijk. Aerially, Christensen is two inches shorter than the Dutchman, but he still wins 2.7 aerial duels per game in comparison to 4.7 from Van Dijk. But, when it comes to tackles, interceptions, clearances and blocks, not much separates the duo. Whether the Reds can tempt their rivals to sell is another matter. Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Bilbao) – Chelsea and Manchester City target Laporte has bounced back well from a fractured ankle in March last year. The French starlet is wanted a man and its easy to see why, especially when you consult the statistics. His numbers stack up similarly to Van Dijks but Laporte does complete more long balls per game (6.1), which is impressive considering not many get close to the Dutchmans 4.6. Robin Knoche (Wolfsburg) – Given the Bundesliga star was involved in a relegation play-off, it might not be the most thrilling of signings, but Knoche is only just a shade below Van Dijk, according to the statistics. He makes just 0.3 less tackles per game, and only 0.1 less interceptions, but his ability on the ball does seem lacking in comparison to the Dutchman, with a lower pass success rate. Willi Orban (RB Leipzig) – With 0.5 more tackles completed per game than Van Dijk, Orban is definitely a viable option for Liverpool. His passing isnt quite as accurate as the Dutchmans, coming in at 2.7 per cent lower, but hes more capable of catching an opponent offside, which may appeal to Jurgen Klopp.
Within two years, Hughes brought in Yahoo! News chief Guy Vidra as CEO, who declared his intention to revive the brand as a “vertically-integrated digital media company.” Print frequency was cut again—down to 10 issues per year—and an internal staff crisis was triggered. One year after a frequency reduction, the mass exodus of dozens of editors, and a move to New York, Chris Hughes, the Facebook co-founder who bought a majority stake in The New Republic in 2012, announced today that he’s putting the century-old magazine up for sale. Naming digital-first organizations like Vox, Vice, Buzzfeed, and Mic as examples of companies who’ve found sucess putting quality journalism front-and-center, Hughes writes that The New Republic “needs a new vision that only a new owner can bring.” Hughes ends the memo by stating that he’ll be holding conversations with interested parties in the coming weeks, suggesting that one possibility could include The New Republic living as a “center-left institute of ideas” within a larger digital media company. In the end, nearly 30 staffers, including editor Franklin Foer, resigned (or were forced out, depending on who you ask), many of them expressing dissatisfaction with the direction in which Hughes and Vidra were taking the company. “As these conversations unfold, our staff will remain in place and fully supported over the coming weeks,” Hughes concludes. “It’s time for the next chapter to begin.” “It’s hard for me to imagine a future ten years from now where print still has the same penetration and the same reach that it does today,” Hughes had told Folio: at the time. “Even if print is important now, in the next few years digital is going to be even more important.” “As many know, in 2014 I broke with legacy editors over fundamental questions of how digitally-oriented and business-focused this place should be,” Hughes writes in the memo. “It was clear then, as it is now, that any acrimony was motivated by deep passion and care for an institution that is bigger than any one of us.” “Over the past few years we have made good progress in reinvigorating this institution,” Hughes continues, citing a younger and more diverse audience that has mostly arrived through The New Republic’s digital channels, as well as the company’s newly-launched brand marketing studio, Novel. The New Republic is seeking a new buyer. “I underestimated the difficulty of transitioning an old and traditional institution into a digital media company in today’s quickly evolving climate,” Hughes explained in a staff memo Monday morning announcing his plans to sell. “After investing a great deal of time, energy, and over $20 million, I have come to the conclusion that it is time for new leadership and vision at The New Republic.” “We have made it possible for The New Republic to survive and begin to flourish in its second century,” adds Hughes. The magazine Hughes purchased in 2012 was one with an uncertain future. The New Republic was in the thick of a transition from a weekly print product to a biweekly print and web hybrid, and its profitability was questionable.
Updated Wednesday, March 21 at 5:23 pm.Contrary to speculation that it had emerged as a suitor to acquire Fortune from Meredith Corp., a source with knowledge of the situation tells Folio: that Bloomberg is not interested in making an offer for the 88 year-old business magazine, and no such deal is imminent.Fortune is one of four magazines being shopped around by Meredith following the completion of its $2.8 billion takeover of Time Inc. at the end of January (Time, Sports Illustrated, and Money are the other three).Reps for both Bloomberg and Meredith declined to comment on this story.Meredith—the Des Moines, Iowa-based publisher of titles like Better Homes & Gardens and Martha Stewart Living—announced that it had completed a sale of Time Inc.’s former UK division on Monday, and is on Wednesday announced plans to lay off 1,200 employees over the next 10 months in an effort to reduce annual costs by $400 to $500 million.Bloomberg Businessweek, which Bloomberg acquired from McGraw-Hill in 2009, is a competitor to Fortune, along with Forbes and Mansueto Ventures’ Fast Company.
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Friday, April 5, 2019:A caller reported his jacket and wallet were stolen from the Planet Fitness locker room. The jacket and wallet were later found in the locker room for the manager. (8:52am)Market Basket reported it received a counterfeit $100 bill yesterday. Police retrieved bill from courtesy booth. (8:56am)A caller reported a man in Target was taking pictures of other customers. Police responded and spoke with the store’s security. (12:48pm)A 12-year-old riding his bike was struck by a vehicle at the Shawsheen Elementary School. No injuries noted. (4:57pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 25: Police Respond Twice To Customers Behaving Badly At Market Basket; Erratic Driver Admits To TextingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 17: Parking & Traffic Issues; Lost Wallet; Brush FireIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”