first_imgReds boss Jurgen Klopp has remained determined to sign Van Dijk as he tries to shore up a leaky defence that has fatally damaged Liverpool’s Premier League title ambitions.“Delighted and honoured to have agreed to become a Liverpool FC player,” Van Dijk wrote on Twitter, alongside a photo of him with a Liverpool shirt.“Today is a proud day for me and my family as I join one of the biggest clubs in world football.“I can’t wait to pull on the famous red shirt for the first time in front of the Kop and will give everything I have to try and help this great club achieve something special in the years to come.”Although Chelsea and Manchester City were said to be interested in Van Dijk, Klopp has finally got his man on weekly wages of £180,000.“Liverpool Football Club can confirm they have reached an agreement with Southampton for the transfer of Virgil van Dijk,” a statement on the club’s website said.“The Reds have agreed a deal with the south coast club, and the player himself, that will see the 26-year-old defender move to Anfield when the transfer window re-opens on January 1, 2018.”The previous world record transfer for a defender was the £54 million Manchester City paid Tottenham for England right-back Kyle Walker in the close season.Saints confirmed that Liverpool’s offer had shattered the record, but didn’t reveal the exact fee.“Southampton have agreed a fee that will set a new world-record for a defender. The club wishes Virgil well in his future when the deal is completed on January 1st 2018,” a statement read.A fee of £75 million would also be level with Romelu Lukaku as the second most expensive transfer in Premier League history, behind only Manchester United’s £90 million purchase of Paul Pogba.Van Dijk, who moved to Southampton from Celtic in 2015, was left out at the start of the season by new Saints manager Mauricio Pellegrino after having a transfer request rejected.The 26-year-old returned to the team but with speculation mounting about a January move, he was dropped for Southampton’s recent matches against Chelsea, Huddersfield and Tottenham.Van Dijk was keen to part ways on good terms, praising Southampton for letting him shine in the Premier League for the first time.“I will always be indebted to the club for giving me the opportunity to play in the Premier League,” he wrote.“Despite a difficult last few months, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Saints and have made friends for life at the club. Thank you for everything.”Van Dijk’s arrival at Anfield gives Klopp the defensive presence he hopes can transform a Liverpool back four that has conceded 23 goals in 20 league games — more than any of their top-six rivals except Arsenal.Liverpool had offered around £60 million for the defender in the close-season and former Manchester United star Gary Neville questioned whether he will prove worth the extra investment.“It is a lot of money and I’m not even sure he has been playing that well,” Neville told Sky Sports.“What can I say is Liverpool need defenders. They have to pay to get him and that’s the way the market is.”Van Dijk could make his debut in the FA Cup third-round tie against Everton on January 5 after becoming the latest player to move from Southampton to Liverpool.Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne and Sadio Mane have all made the same switch in recent years.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is a target for Chelsea and LiverpoolLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 27 – Liverpool signed Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk on Wednesday for a reported Sh 10.3bn (£75mn) in a deal that makes him the world’s most expensive defender.Van Dijk has been linked with a move to Liverpool for several months and the Anfield club were forced to issue an apology after an alleged illegal approach for the Netherlands international earlier this year.last_img read more


first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court on Wednesday nullified a law that made it easy to seal divorce court records. The justices, without comment, declined to review an appeals court decision of a billionaire’s divorce that declared the 2004 law “unconstitutional on its face.” The Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times and the California Newspaper Publishers Association had urged the court to let the January appeals ruling stand. The case was brought by supermarket magnate Ronald Burkle, who had filed under seal 28 documents about personal income, expenses and the post-marital agreement with his former wife, Janet. Ronald Burkle’s attorney, Patricia Glaser, was not immediate prepared to comment. Janet Burkle’s lawyer, Philip Kaufler, was also not immediately available.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 MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe law, which critics said was written by lawmakers to help Burkle, a major campaign contributor, required a judge to seal any court record providing information about the financial assets and liabilities of those getting divorced. Sensitive information is often blacked out of court records, but the law in question allowed the entire document to be sealed and did not give judges any discretion. Lawmakers have been mulling a less restrictive law, but an Assembly floor vote was postponed indefinitely last week. Kelli Sager, the media’s attorney, said the decision was an important victory for the public. “In general, the Constitution protects the public’s right to review court proceedings,” she said. “It gives them some means to figure out if the court is operating the way it should.” last_img read more


first_imgWriting UtensilsPenGrease pencil/China markerSharpies (Multiple Colors)Dry erase marker (multiple colors) Allen Wrench Set / Hex KeysImperial and metric Don’t find yourself without the tools you need when you need them the most. Here are the must-have tools for video production.Top image via Shawn Corrigan.A go-bag for your essential tools is a great way to keep your production running. It’s the best and easiest way to handle any hiccups that may happen on set. If you aren’t a grip or an AC, you should definitely make sure you’re carrying your own tool kit to set.Now, obviously, you need a camera and some lights, but other than the essentials, these are the tools you need on set.Video Production Tool BagsImage via CineBags.Before you build a camera gear tool kit, you will need a bag to carry everything. The best bag is big enough to comfortably carry everything you need. Avoid roller bags if you will be in remote locations. The best options have shoulder- or  backpack straps.Here are a few worth checking out:CineBags — durable, removable pouches great for cameras and lenses — expensive.Klein Tools — standard for craftsmen and trade workers — fair price but sometimes expensive.Filmtools — standard for grips and AC, durable, customizable belt and pouches — fair price but sometimes expensive.Generic All-Purpose (Husky, Dewalt, AWP, etc) — available at every hardware store, gets the job done — cheap.General Tools to Have on SetThese are the tools that you should already have at home. They are helpful for just about any scenario you can imagine. These should all fit in a bag, so large items like ladders are not listed. (Most important tools in bold.)ScrewdriversPhillips and flatheadMultiple sizes HammerWrenchPliersTape measureZip TiesVelcroGaff tapeWork glovesScissorsFlashlight/headlampCarabinersRopePower extension cordsMultitool (Leatherman, Gerber)Pocket knifeClampsSpring clampC-clampWooden clothespin (C-47s)center_img Assorted Batteries (AA, AAA, 9V)Assorted 1/4 20 screws, nuts, and boltsAspirinAssorted Screws, Nuts, and BoltsHaving some 1/4″-20 nuts and bolts at your disposal can be a huge help on set. The 1/4″-20 size is standard for most film equipment, from tripod mounts to camera cages and accessories.A backup box of various length bolts and nuts can save you when you’re in bind. Use a fishing tackle box, craft store divided bins, or toolbox separators for easy access and organization. Check out this video from The Slanted Lens on building a bolt kit.Bonus Assistant Camera ToolsA few things to help keep the camera up and running.Compressed air/blowerLens cleanerLens clothSensor swabsCard readerAssorted cablesExternal hard drivesColor chartSlateLight meterFor an example of a fully stocked AC camera bag, check out this kit that Evan Luzi carries with him on set. What do you keep in your go bag? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more