first_imgDietary quality in the United States has improved steadily in recent years — spurred in large part by reduced intake of trans fat — but overall dietary quality remains poor and disparities continue to widen among socioeconomic and racial/ethnic groups, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).“The study provides the most direct evidence to date that the extensive efforts by many groups and individuals to improve U.S. dietary quality are having some payoff, but it also indicates that these efforts need to be expanded,” said Dong Wang, lead author of the study and a doctoral student in the Department of Nutrition at HSPH.The study appears online today in JAMA Internal Medicine.Given changes in the economy, in policies related to nutrition, and in food processing since the turn of the century, the researchers decided to investigate recent trends in dietary quality in the United States. They also investigated trends in different socioeconomic subgroups because differences in diet can contribute to variation in the burden of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Evaluating these trends is important to help guide public health policy and improve strategies to prevent nutrition-related chronic diseases, Wang said.Data came from a nationally representative sample of 29,124 adults aged 20-85 from the U.S. 1999-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. The scientists evaluated dietary quality over time using the Alternate Healthy Eating Index 2010 (AHEI-2010), which rates dietary quality on a score of 0 to 110 (with higher scores indicating healthier diets), and which strongly predicts major chronic disease. They also used another dietary quality index, the Healthy Eating Index 2010.Trans fat consumption plummetsThe average AHEI-2010 score increased from 39.9 in 1999-2000 to 46.8 in 2009-2010, and the researchers found that more than half of the gain came from reduced consumption of trans fats. The overall improvement in dietary quality reflects changes in consumers’ food choices and in the makeup of processed foods, and is likely the result of public policy efforts and nutrition education, the authors said.They noted that the significant reduction in trans fat consumption suggests that collective actions, such as legislation and taxation, are more effective in supporting people’s healthy choices than actions that depend solely on individual, voluntary changes in behavior.Other changes in eating habits also played a significant role in boosting dietary quality. People are eating more whole fruit, whole grains, nuts, legumes, and polyunsaturated fats, and they’re drinking fewer sugar-sweetened beverages, the study found. On the other hand, people did not eat more vegetables or less red and/or processed meat. And their salt intake increased — which the researchers found “disconcerting.”Gap grows between rich and poorThe results showed that people with higher socioeconomic status had healthier diets than people with lower socioeconomic status, and that gap increased from 1999 to 2010.These income-related differences in diet quality are likely associated with price (healthy foods generally cost more) and access (low-income people may have limited access to stores that sell healthy foods), the authors wrote. They also noted that education played a role: Dietary quality was lowest and improved more slowly among those who had had 12 years of school or less.Among racial and ethnic groups, Mexican-Americans had the best dietary quality, while non-Hispanic blacks had the poorest. The lower diet quality among non-Hispanic blacks was explained by lower income and education. The authors speculated that Mexican-Americans’ better-quality diets may be due to dietary traditions or culture. Among all groups, women generally had better-quality diets than men.“The overall improvement in diet quality is encouraging, but the widening gap related to income and education presents a serious challenge to our society as a whole,” said Walter Willett, Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, chair of the Department of Nutrition at HSPH, and senior author of the study.Other HSPH authors included Yanping Li and Eric Ding, research scientists in the Department of Nutrition; Stephanie Chiuve, research associate in the Department of Nutrition; and Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology.last_img read more

first_imgAlice Ripley, Helene Yorke, Benjamin Walker and Jennifer Damiano(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) American Psycho Get those chainsaws ready! Benjamin Walker and the cast of American Psycho took a break from rehearsals to meet the press on February 18 and they look like they’re ready for a bloody good time. Based on the cult favorite film of the same name, the new musical features an electro-rock score by Duncan Sheik and, along with Walker as Patrick Bateman, stars Alice Ripley, Helene Yorke and Jennifer Damiano. Check out the photos and be sure not to miss this sure-to-be-thriller beginning previews at the Schoenfeld Theatre beginning March 24. View Comments Related Showscenter_img Benjamin Walker Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on June 5, 2016last_img read more

first_imgMorning glory is a long-standing nuisance weed that wraps around corn plants and chokes farm equipment. One University of Georgia weed scientist is helping corn producers find ways to contain the weed.“I’d say, look first at what you’re doing and see if there’s a deficiency there, then what you could do that you’re not doing. We would encourage farmers to use as much atrazine as possible,” said Eric Prostko, a Tifton-based UGA Extension specialist. Atrazine is a corn grower’s most effective management strategy in combating morning glory, though there are restrictions as to how much and when it can be used. Prostko said growers can use 1 quart at planting time and follow up with an additional 1.5 quarts later in the season up until the corn is 12 inches tall.The problem that corn growers with major morning glory issues encounter is that atrazine does not provide residual control throughout the entire length of the corn growing season. In south Georgia that could be February through August. Also, because corn is planted and harvested earlier than other crops, it dries out much quicker in the summer. This allows sunlight to reach the soil surface, enabling morning glory to emerge. Prostko said corn growers are susceptible to a flush of morning glory weed late in the season because there’s not an herbicide to prevent it from coming up.Morning glory vines wrap tightly around a plant and migrate laterally across the crop plant. This makes harvesting corn a struggle for farmers. Morning glories can also wrap around combine parts and stop the combine during harvesting.“It can be a tremendous harvest problem. It may be, in some cases, impossible to go through a field with a combine that’s got a very bad morning glory problem,” Prostko said.Hand-weeding is not an option because it’s impractical to pull weeds in July in 12-foot corn, he said. Based on his research, Prostko can offer farmers some alternatives. “What we have seen is harvest aids being used. Products like Aim can be used to make the vines more brittle, so they’re more likely to break up in the combining process,” Prostko said. Harvest aids are applied about a week before harvest.Another option is to pick the corn before morning glories become too much of a nuisance. Producers can allow the corn to dry out of the field, though that strategy requires added expense that some growers may not be able to finance, Prostko said.For more information about UGA corn production research, see the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Georgia grains site.last_img read more

first_imgIn solitude, I’m pounding the fire road called Road Across the Sky. I’m eyeing the long stretch ahead glinting in the noonday sun when I come across small yellow butterflies. Possessing a one-inch wingspan, there are hundreds of them in the air and on the road—as if I need yet another reason to consider this day special. A gust of breeze from the north and they’re gone, leaving me to contemplate the ephemeral nature of my passage here today; I’m a slow-moving speck under the big blue sky of the West Virginia high country.I’m competing in the Highlands Sky 40-miler, an ultra with a well-deserved reputation for being extra tough and beautiful with lots of variety in the course terrain and scenery. The point-to-point race started at 6 a.m., as 195 brave souls galloped to the Flatrock Trailhead and commenced the course opener: a 2200-vertical-foot climb up to Roaring Plains, (gotta love that name).The climb takes us up wet and muddy single track, through what appears to be a lush and green tunnel. The stinging nettle is in abundance and the itching comes in waves as my bare legs continually brush through it. Oh well, it distracts me somewhat from the hard work of ascending the mountain. The field of runners spreads out quickly, and I expect to soon find myself alone. However instead I find myself keeping pace with Bob and Victor and we seem to make a good team as we chug up the mountain.A few hours later we’re still together, with Bob leading Victor and me through mountain laurel thick with blossoms, on single track which is indistinguishable from a free running mountain stream. The dark, tannin-stained water hides rocks which diabolically threaten to take us down. Somehow we stay on our feet and truck on. I feel good; this free running splashing is exhilarating.john robinson1Aid station two, mile 10.8, is at the end of Roaring Plains trail and I pause just long enough to exchange grins with the kind volunteers and to grab a handful of cantaloupe, watermelon and strawberries. Still with Bob and Victor, I blast off down steep Boar’s Nest Trail. It’s rough going and in a little while the boys leave me behind. A few times, just when I think I’m lost, I come upon another orange tape course marker. Thank you course setters! Also, along this stretch of trail I’m overcome by a young veteran of the race who before moving on gives me some pointers on staying on the course up ahead. I appreciate the advice and soon I’m climbing the South Prong Trail where I catch up to Victor and Bob. We hit Aid Station three near the top of the South Prong climb and then traverse a section of the course that consists of yet another rock-and-water-filled trough. It’s wild and beautiful. Just as I’m wondering how I’m staying on my feet I trip on a submerged rock and launch tangentially into the soft thick shrubbery alongside the trail. Victor witnesses the whole thing and compliments me on my gracefulness. Yeah right.Before the course merges with the Road Across the Sky I blast, still in trio with Bob and Victor, across a super boggy section that features ten slippery (very slippery) wooden wetland bridges. Somehow I manage to avoid careening off out of control.Aid Station Four, mile 19.7, is busy with volunteers, crews, and well wishers. I feel like a star as I approach amid cheers of encouragement. I grab pickles and watermelon from the kind folks there and head on. I’m alone now—normal ultra mode—because Victor has taken off like a rocket and Bob is apparently not far behind him.It’s warm and the sun is high in the sky as I head north, past the butterflies and on to Bear Rocks. I pause at a tiny stream to douse my head with the cold water to dump some heat and refresh. I’ll be doing this head cooling thing several more times during the rest of the race, whenever the opportunity presents itself.Yahoo! I’m yodeling now as I’m overcome with emotion over the stark beauty of the high country of northern Dolly Sods. The sky is big and the country open, islands of spruce and low-clinging shrubs lie among expansive meadows. The plant life is more characteristic of what you’d find in far more northern climes. There is an overwhelming feeling of remoteness; the silence, beyond my own footfalls and breathing, is profound. I press on. I’m weary, but I’m doing my best to maintain a relaxed and optimistic state of being, to run a happy race, and to appreciate the awesome beauty of the route and the day. And I’m introspective along here, thinking back on my ultra experiences, and about how the Highlands Sky 40 might be my last race for a while; I haven’t committed to any others for the time being.At about mile 32 I catch up to Bob again. His legs are not behaving so he’s slowed down a bit. I move on, assuring him that his legs will come back soon. I’m on the bouldery section of the Rocky Ridge Trail, on the western side of Dolly Sods and overlooking Canaan Valley. In a few spots the terrain allows me to see across the valley to the state park, the race’s finish. It looks like a long way from here to there.I’ve been amazed at the quality of the aid stations in this race and number seven is no exception. The happy outlaws manning it are pleased to have me visit this remotest of all aid stations. Great food, chilled Ginger Ale and cold wet washcloths rehabilitate me; a hearty bon voyage from the crew and I’m on my way.I’m so lost in thought amid low-grade suffering that I don’t hear my friend Jeremy come up behind me. We chat for a few minutes until he powers on ahead. He says his wife and seven- month-old son are waiting up at the next aid station. No wonder he has some extra spring in his step.The Dolly Sods Wilderness falls behind me as the course enters Timberline ski area and has me climbing to the summit via a cross-country ski trail. I’m kind of on automatic pilot at this point, grinding it out. At the “butt slide” rock garden steep descent I fight to stay on my feet. Fatigue is now my constant companion, however I still revel in the stark beauty of the day and this place. Now the forest is giving way to the open meadows of the valley of Canaan. I lope along a gravel road toward aid station eight, and when I arrive there to cheers and smiles I think, “these are some of the kindest souls on the planet!”Shortly after departing AS 8, running down hard-surfaced Freeland Road I come to what must be a fatigue-induced mirage. Four smiling, beautiful women in the yard of a modest cabin along the road are cheering me on. I put the brakes on an one of the girls sprays me down with lovely cold water from a garden hose while another serenades me with a melodious dirge on a violin. Perhaps I’ve died and gone to heaven.After leaving the women —it wasn’t easy, believe me—I glance over my shoulder several times to assure myself that they are truly real. They’re smiling and waving, fading with the distance. I shake my head in happy disbelief as I jog rejuvenated toward the finish line four miles across the valley.“One mile to go,” announces the cardboard sign, as I cross open meadows in Canaan Valley State Park. A few folks are scattered along the route on this last short bit -cheering the racers on to the end- and I appreciate that.Friend and race director Dan Lehmann welcomes me across the finish line and oh it feels good. My time is 7:55:07, fifteenth place overall. As I coast to a stop I’m glowing with relief but more than that it’s gratitude that I feel…I’m grateful to be living life in the here and now, among kindred spirits and stunning natural beauty, discovering mysteries about human existence that few get to experience.It’s not “just another day” and I am glad for it.john robinson3last_img read more

first_img How do Brazil’s armed forces see the catastrophic political situation that we are going through? Maj. Gen. José Eduardo: No changes. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Southern Command and their component commands, for the way we were welcomed here in Miami. The reception and hospitality were excellent. We had very good administrative support and must express our thanks for everyone’s thoughtfulness and friendliness. I only have positive things to say. If the budget was indeed reduced, the reduction was not felt by our team during this exercise. Diálogo: Would you like to add anything else? Maj. Gen. José Eduardo: This was a very important decision for us because officers are chosen to participate in the majority of these planning missions. The sergeants’ participation is very important to us because their career experience and knowledge is also helpful. We have never had the opportunity to bring sergeants to participate in an exercise like this. General Floriano Peixoto’s decision to select sergeants has contributed to the diversity of our team and complemented it well, as well as helping increase the value of sergeant participation in this kind of professional activity. I personally saw a very good performance from our team, especially the sergeants. I am very glad to see our members performing their activities with great dedication. It is important to point out that we tarined in São Paulo, coordinated by the 2nd Army Division, which was very appropriate, and we are seeing the results here now. Because of that, both the officers and the sergeants are performing their functions very well. Diálogo: The participation of sergeants was another novelty, correct? Over 160 members of the security and military forces from 19 countries participated in PANAMAX 2013, held at the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) headquarters, between August 12 and 16. But there was something new among the participants this year: soldiers from the Brazilian Army. Traditionally only officers from the Brazilian Navy participated in this joint military exercise. To better explain the participation of the Brazilian ground force in this important multinational annual exercise, sponsored by the U.S., Diálogo spoke with Major General José Eduardo Pereira, commander of the 11th Light Infantry Brigade, located in Campinas (São Paulo state), who has been assigned the mission of supporting and preparing the next contingent to join the international peacekeeping force MINUSTAH –created by the UN in Haiti in 2004– in November. Maj. Gen. José Eduardo: The exercise takes place in a fictitious environment. The situation we face has been made up. Therefore, most of the intelligence data is not real; it was created for the scenario. A good take away is learning how to work with our comrades from abroad and about the way they work. During the preparation in Brazil, U.S. soldiers and soldiers from other armies went to São Paulo for a week and we trained on how to use the U.S. methodology and planning. We had the opportunity to learn this methodology and to practice many phases. Diálogo: Is there a real exchange of information and intelligence in an exercise like this? center_img Major General José Eduardo Pereira: Our participation in the operation is the result of a fairly lengthy process. Initially, the Defense Staff holds meetings known as Staff Talks. The Defense Staff holds their annual meetings either here or in the United States. During the meeting there is an exchange of information to determine what Brazil wants to do here in the United States and what they want to do in Brazil, as far as courses and exchange programs. In other words, this is where the interests and availabilities of both the Brazilian Army and the U.S. Army are discussed. This is always done one year prior, but last year the U.S. Army invited Brazil to participate in PANAMAX 2013. The Brazilian Army, until this year, had never participated, had never had the opportunity. Maj. Gen. José Eduardo: Not really. The maritime area is an important part of this exercise’s operations, but the ground, aerial, and space areas are also very important. Brazil, for some particular reason, has not had the opportunity to participate, but last year an invitation was extended and the Army command accepted. In Brazil, the Ground Operations Command chose São Paulo’s Army Division, the 2nd Army Division, to select and prepare the team to participate in this exercise. The current commander of the Second Division, General Floriano Peixoto, made the selections and issued the directions for preparation of the Brazilian Army soldiers who joined this assignment. Maj. Gen. José Eduardo: As commander of the ground portion of this operation, I would like to mention that the main goal of our presence here, which is to establish a professional and personal relationship between the participating members from all countries, has been fulfilled. We are creating a communication channel, which, in the future, will generate trust and credibility in any type of relationship, whether in military or humanitarian assistance activities. The greatest benefit for us here is that we get to know people and build strong links of mutual trust between participating countries. There are nineteen countries involved, and the Brazilian Army has 41 soldiers. It has been a true pleasure to participate in PANAMAX 2013. Diálogo: Is it because this exercise is more focused on the naval area? Diálogo: Major General José Eduardo, how did the invitation for the Brazilian Army to participate in PANAMAX for the first time this year come to be? Diálogo: The U.S. government reduced the budget for the Department of Defense, which affected some military joint exercises. From your experience, even though it was your first time, did you notice any changes? By Dialogo August 22, 2013last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two Nassau County police officers were injured while arresting a father and son who authorities said they caught burglarizing copper pipes from a vacant house in South Farmingdale over the weekend.The officers responded to an abandoned house on Carmen Gate when they were confronted by 51-year-old Steven Merrill and his 21-year-old son, James, both of East Farmingdale, at 10:35 a.m. Saturday, police said.James Merrill allegedly pushed an officer before he ran away and scuffled with the officers who chased him down, police said.Both officers were taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries suffered while taking the two suspects into custody. One officer suffered a fractured hand and the other suffered a sprained ankle and hand. Each suffered back injuries.Police said the suspects were found with a bag containing bolt cutters, flashlights, wrenches, screwdrivers, pipe cutters and other tools.Father and son were each charged with burglary and possession of burglars tools. James Merrill was also charged with assault.Bail for Steven was set at $20,000 bond or $10,000 cash. James’ bail was set at $10,000 bond or $5,000 cash. They’re both due back in court Wednesday.last_img read more

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I have a problem. Some would call it an addiction. It started out innocently enough. I would only do it with friends. Then it progressed into something I did by myself. A couple times a month at first. Then more frequently. I told myself it was just a little pick me up and I didn’t need it but I deserved it. Soon, I was doing it every day. Often more than once.I’m talking, of course, about my relationship with coffee.I started pretty late compared to my friends and family. In fact, I didn’t start drinking it until I was 30. But boy, did I make up for lost time. Now everyone that knows me knows that I am an intolerable zombie without it. And while coffee is available at literally hundreds of different places, I choose Starbucks.Why?My father-in-law (a coffee purist) will tell you that they don’t have the best coffee. That may be true. But I’m not a connoisseur of the brewed bean. Simply a big (BIG!) fan. I’m a Starbucks devotee for a couple of reasons: continue reading »last_img read more

first_img MORE: RELATED Southeast Queensland land market top performer Brookwater Residential general manager Nick Kostellar said the new offering had been approved for up to 897 blocks, and resident master architect Marco Calvino had already started planning a range of homes. Brookwater Residential’s master plan.Mr Kostellar said they had reached the halfway point for Brookwater.“We’ve developed golf course frontage land around the back nine holes, and that’s what we’ve been focused on for the past 17 years,” he said.“Now we’ve just started … Dress Circle, which is around the front nine golf holes.”Mr Calvino said it would meet buyers expectations for lock up and leave style apartments. Mr Calvino, who has been instrumental in the community’s master design, believes it is important to embrace an indoor/outdoor design to make the most of the setting.“The other element is trying to really embrace the golf course and trying to bring it in to the house. “The natural setting is really what we’re trying to maximise.“I’ve been involved in all the master planning and the land releases to make sure that the land offering that we put in to the market will get the best design outcome. “Looking at slopes and just looking at traditional curvatures and aspects close to the golf course.” Dragons live behind waterfalls, why not live beside one? >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Brisbane’s units $100k more expensive Marco Calvino custom designs homes at Brookwater Residential.“Most of the designs use natural materials, so in terms of timber and stone I try to tie it back to the great local setting of the golf course,” Mr Calvino said. “The first eight are in the process of being developed and will be released in the new year,” Mr Kostellar said. “Podium Apartments … will be released to the market first quarter of 2019 and will cater to the downsizer market. “They are all three-bedroom products.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoArchitect Marco Calvino said the maximised design using the natural setting.Mr Kostellar said to buy into the new precinct would cost between $1 million to $1.5 million for a quality home on the golf course.“Predominantly we sell to second, third home buyers … million-dollar investment on the golf course,” he said. “It’s not an investment product. (It is) families and a high proportion of owner occupiers — that’s our main market.”According to, the estate is set to have its own concierge service. “With the increased prosperity and demand for a luxurious lifestyle, residents are looking to work and live in communities,” it said. One of Marco Calvino custom designed homes at Brookwater Residential.Springfield Land Corporation has launched the latest residential offering at Brookwater Residential —Dress Circ le . Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenDifferences between building in new or established estates01:50last_img read more

first_imgAlthough the 2018 cross country season is relatively new, it has become evident that in this area the freshmen runners are very prominent.  Leading the way for all male runners in the area is freshman Ean Loichinger of Batesville.  Batesville also has freshmen Benjamin Moster high on the list.  At East Central Michael Schwebach, freshman, is also one of their top runners.On the girls side, the area’s top runner is sophomore Brenna Hanna of Greensburg.  Other young top girls’ runners include Lily Pinckley, Trysta Vierling, Sarah Ripperger, and Katie Olsen of Batesville.  Jac-Cen-Del’s top 2 runners are freshmen as well.  They are Cloey Simon and Kayla Simon.I want to add that there are many juniors and seniors who are also running very well, but for some reason this year the area cross country is blessed with excellent young runners.last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praised Jordan Henderson after the midfielder’s second goal in as many games helped set the side on their way to a 2-0 win over Burnley. “He has great technique and precision and it was a great finish by Daniel. “He is improving all the time and as he matures even more tactically he will become even better. “He has always had athleticism, he is born with a natural gift to run, and tactically he is improving all the time and his passing is improving and he is becoming one of the real leaders of this team. “It was a wonderful performance by him and the team in general. “We controlled the tempo of the game and whatever we had to deal with defensively we did. “As good as the performance was at the weekend (a 2-1 win over Manchester City) this was equally as good.” Rodgers also had praise for Emre Can, who began the match as one of three centre-backs but, not for the first time in recent weeks, moved into midfield late in the second half. The Germany Under-21 international had a tough start to his first season in the Premier League but since coming into the team on Boxing Day, coincidentally at Burnley, has been nothing short of superb. Henderson, standing in as captain for Steven Gerrard as he works his way back to fitness from a hamstring injury, opened the scoring just before the half-hour with a neatly-taken strike and then provided the cross for Daniel Sturridge’s header early in the second half. “It was a great strike and that gave us greater confidence in the game and his ball for the second goal was terrific,” said Rodgers. “I look at him and I think if you give him another couple of years he could play in any team in world football – that is how highly I rate him,” added the Reds boss. “Whether he is central or wide you can see his football intelligence, he breaks through lines with his power and pace and he has great composure. “The crowd love him because he does the dirty work as well. I really think he will develop into a real world-class player.” Burnley boss Sean Dyche had no complaints about the result, which leaves his side next-bottom three points from safety. “They (Liverpool) were very good tonight. They are an expensively-assembled side with top-class players who have found that run of form and belief,” he said. “At 1-0 you never know but second half we gave away a really poor goal – the first one can happen with high-quality players. “It is a different side to the one we played on Boxing Day. They are right in the zone and high on confidence. “It is possibly too late for this season but if they carry on that you have to fancy they will be up there (challenging for the title) next season. “We knew it would be a stern task to come here tonight to get a win but we keep learning. We have a 10-day window to put it back together. “We will be relentless all the way down the line.” Press Associationlast_img read more