Van Dijk injury causes concern for frustrated Liverpool
Early in what proved to be a painful Merseyside derby for Liverpool, Van Dijk was the subject of a reckless lunge by Jordan Pickford that saw the Everton goalkeeper clatter into the extended right leg of the Netherlands defender. Van Dijk roared in agony and, tellingly, stayed down. There was no official word from Liverpool on the potential length of his absence, but Van Dijk reportedly left hospital on crutches in the evening. Van Dijk might have been marking Keane and Calvert-Lewin for both of those Everton chances. For Southampton’s second goal, Kurt Zouma underhit a back pass before goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga made two errors in a matter of seconds to allow Che Adams to score.
Premier League leader Everton signs Godfrey from Norwich
LIVERPOOL – After remodelling his midfield to great effect, Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti made a signing to bolster its defense on the final day of the transfer window by bringing in Ben Godfrey from second-tier Norwich for a reported 25 million pounds ($32 million) on Monday. The 22-year-old Godfrey was part of the Norwich team that was relegated from the Premier League last season, but is regarded as a top prospect and was captain of England's under-21 side last year. With Mason Holgate and Jarrad Branthwaite injured, Ancelotti currently has no back-up to center backs Yerry Mina and Michael Keane as Everton looks to maintain its brilliant start to the season that has left the team first in the Premier League after opening with four wins. “The manager’s past speaks for itself," Godfrey said of Ancelotti, a three-time Champions League-winning coach. Everton has won all seven of its games — including three in the English League Cup — and scored 24 goals in the process.
Tottenham captain Lloris confronts Son at halftime of game
Tottenham's Son Heung-min, left, duels for the ball with Everton's Seamus Coleman during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton FC at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Monday, July 6, 2020. (Richard Heathcote/Pool via AP)LONDON Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris rushed to confront teammate Son Heung-min at halftime of the English Premier League match against Everton on Monday. As the shouting goalkeeper Lloris pushed Son, Giovani Lo Celso and Harry Winks intervened to separate the clashing teammates on the field before they headed into the dressing room. The spat seemed to have faded by the time the players returned from the halftime break, with Lloris seen embracing Son as they came out of the tunnel. The game is being played in an empty stadium in north London due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
Blue Duck Brings E-Scooters to Ireland, Launches in El Paso
Four months after Blue Duck was declared ineligible from operating scooters in its hometown, the electric scooter-share startup has decided to take its wares abroad to Ireland. The company announced Tuesday a pilot program in Dublin, Ireland, which will make Blue Duck the first scooter-share operator to launch in the country. During the pilot program, Blue Duck is partnering with Luna, a Dublin-based GPS technology firm. In a press release, Blue Duck CEO Michael Keane said the technology would better help the company locate its scooters while also complying more strictly with geofencing requirements. Additionally, Blue Duck operates fleets in Bryan, Corpus Christi, Laredo as well as San Antonio-area municipalities Alamo Heights and Olmos Park.therivardreport.com
Moving on from Scooter Bid Debacle, Blue Duck Hunts for Market Share
Blue Duck Scooters will be taken off San Antonio streets come Jan. 12, when the Citys pilot program is slated to end and contracts with three exclusive scooter-share operators will begin. End of story.Blue Duck has homed in on a business model it believes can help it bounce back from its lost opportunity in San Antonio. That served as a lesson for Blue Duck, said Paul Bell, the companys co-founder, board chairman, and father of Eric Bell. Blue Duck also eliminated its software development team and outsourced its software engineering. At some point, whether its a year from now, six months from now, or two years from now, we will be operating [in San Antonio].therivardreport.com