Guillermo Del Toro wants Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams for Pacific Rim 2

The sequel to Pacific Rim might be on hold for the moment, but if (or more optimistically, when) it starts moving forward, Guillermo del Toro knows at least one actor he’d like to add to the cast.Del Toro apparently had a meeting with Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams over the weekend, and he was clearly impressed with the young British thespian — so much so that he wants to give her a giant robot of her own.The Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak director posted an update on about his meeting with Williams, calling the 18-year-old actress “remarkable.”Had lunch wsays he wants to play on next season.The Belgian struck the winner last night against Leicester City as his team returned to the top of the table.”Absolutely not,” Kompany said when asked if he was retiring at the end of his contract next month.”I’m ith Maisie Williams yesterday. Remarkable. Dammit- if PR2 happens, that girl is getting a Jaeger.— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) Williams, who plays Arya Stark onngland over Germany if given the chance.Allegri is today being linked with Bayern Munich, where Niko Kovac has just been sacked, though is also being mentioned as a candidate for the jobs at Manchester United and Tottenham.And Capello says: “Bayern w the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, is seemingly everywhere one looks in the geek-friendly movie and television worlds lately. Along with HBO’s award-winning fantasy series, she’s scheduled to appear on the long-running BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who, and is the likely candidate to star in a big-screen adaptation of the wildly popular video game The Last of Us. The sixth season of Game of Thrones is being filmed now, and is expected to premiere next year.As for Pacific Rim, Del Toro’s epic giant-robots-versus-monsters movie was originally scheduled to get a sequel in 2017, but the project was recently removed from the release calendar by the studio. Last week, Universal Pictures issued a statement indicating that a sequel to the film is indeed still in the works, but is being held back in order to further develop the “interactive” elements of the fracontent_imgnchise. Still, the studio asserted that it is “committed” to developing the Pacific Rim sequel, according to the statement.Pacific Rim premiered in 2013 and while its domestic box-office earnings were relatively underwhelming (just $101 million), the film went on to earn more than $400 million worldwide. Co-written and directed by Del Toro, the film starred Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman.


Hector Bellerin sounded broken in his post-match interview after Arsenal 1-2 Brighton

How far can Arsenal sink this season?It’s a question that could have an eventual answer of ‘Championship’ if the Gunners do not turn things around sooner rather than later.Arsenal are currently on their worst run of results in 42 years after deservedly losing 2-1 to Brighton last night at the Emirates.They now sit just five points above the relegation places, with a difficas won the FA Youth Cup with the Reds this year, will spend the first half of the season at the National League North side.He is a consistent performer for the under-18s, while he signed his first professional contract with the club earlier this yearult run of fixtures to come.Home ties with Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United, plus away trips to West Ham, Everton and Bournemouth? It’s going to be tough ol’ time for Freddie Ljungberg’s side.It almost looks likely that come the first few weeks of 2020, – a supposed top six side – will be in the relegation places.A true crisis of confidence has engulfed the club and academy product Hector Bellerin sounded like a broken man in his post-match interview last night.Speaking to a reporter, the Spaniard said:”I don’t know what to say. I have the feeling that whatever we do it doesn’t come out right.”The team gave its best, we created chances, we defended good but it seems like we need so many chances to score and teams score every chance against us. I am lost for words…”Wow, the situation has reached critical level over at the Emirates.The analogy that Arsenal defended well against the Seagulls is pretty off, though with Bellerin himself turning in a pretty haphazard display. Even going forward, Brighton created more chances and had more shots on goal than the Gunners.Bellerin is clearly doing his best to try and preserve the last morsels of pride left in the squad, but should he have been the one facing the music from the media after the game?No, that should have been newly-r Arsenal defender Nigel Winterburn can see captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaving the club.Although the 30-year-old appears to be happy at the club as things stand, his contract is set to expire in 2021, and he hcontent_imgas been linked with a move to the appointed club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Be warned Arsenal, it’s a slippery slope.


Angry Jose Mourinho slams international friendlies after England injuries

will be incredibly busy in April, playing a total of nine matches in all competitions, starting with Saturday’s visit of West Bromwich Albion.The Red Devils won the EFL Cup back in February, they face Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter-finals and are four points behind fourth-place in the Premier League, but crucially with two games in hand on Jurgen Klopp’s side.World-record signing Paul Pogba was already ruled out of this weekend’s game,however the most recent international break has had some devastating consequences for Jose Mourinho.SIGN UP NOWDo YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article: Chris Smalling withdrew from the England squad with a leg injury after playing in the 1-0 friendly loss to Germany, while fellow defender Phil Jones picked up a toe problem in training that has caused serious doubt over whether he’ll play again this campaign.Given that he is also without Ander Herrera and staunnar Solskjaer admits there’ll be little heavy preparation for Sunday’s derby against Manchester City.Solskjaer feels the two teams now know eachother inside-out.”There’s not going to be any video [session] on Friday or Saturday because we’ve playedr man Zlatan Ibrahimovic because of suspensions, an angry Mourinho launched an attack on the scheduling of mid-season international friendlies, criticising the timing of them.Jose slams international friendlies”I am totally against the friendly matches,” the 54-year-old told Sky Sports, via . “I think friendly matches for the national team only make sense before the final phases. “A couple of weeks before the Euros or a couple of weeks before the World Cup makes sense. But mid-season friendly matches mixed with qualification matches, I don’t think that makes sense.”He continued: “Ontop of that, the matches are not really big matches so I am not a big fan. But I think one day I will be there (in an international management job) so I cannot be very critical.”I don’t know how but both central defenders (Smalling and Jones) got injured in the English camp even before the match.The match was on the Sunday against Lithuania and they were injured in the training session.” Thirteen Man Utd players were away on international duty, compared to just one for West Brom, and Mourinho feels this gives Tony Pulis’ men a clear advantage heading into the game.”I watched Antonio Valencia’s match in Ecuador, Marcos Rojo (and Sergio Romero) in Bolivia, but they don’t arrive until Thursday afternoon,” the Portuguese coach stated.”If you compare our situation with our opponents – West Bromwich Albion only had one player on international duty. They had time to work, time to rest and prepare. It is going to be hard.” You may think Mourinho is just in a bad mood, but he has a point. While World Cup qualifiers must be played, friendlies surely could be abandoned during busy paroach Zinedine Zidane.The Frenchman’s status has been questioned this season and though Real have enjoyed a mini revival, they stumbled again for Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Atlecontent_imgtico Madrid.But amid claims of tension between Zidane and certain players, Couts of the season to lower the workload and travel of players.


Arsenal make wasteful Leeds pay to go through to FA Cup fourth round

as they top the Championship and showed why by dominating the first 45 minutes. However, while Arsenal stand-in goalkeeper improved markedly after the break and when bundled home from close range 10 minutes into the second half.that beat Manchester United 2-0 on New Year’s Day to kickstart his reign, although captain But the Gunners looked more like the lacklustre outfit that preceded Arteta’s arrival this season in the early stages as .On-loan Manchester City winger either side of Bamford’s strike coming back off the woodwork. from the Argentine as he met a teasing Harrison cross at n’t hinder their transfer plans.Arsenal face a third season in a row out of the Champions League and Emery faces a tough job chasing new faces as a result.The Spaniard said: “Maybe. But we are a big team. I think Arsenal is a big name in the footbathe back post.Arteta’s half-time team talk roused a response from Arsenal as Alexandre Lacazette also hit the crossbar from a free-kick. and led from the front after the break as he also had a hand in the winner. ng director has flown to London for talks with Manchester United.Fabio Paratici will meet with United officials to finalise details over a swap deal for Romelu Lukaku and Paulo Dybala, according to Sky Sports.Paratici will also speak with the playersThe Frenchman was played in by Nicolas Pepe and to convert just his second Arsenal goal.Nelson was then replaced by another talented youngster in with acontent_img low shot that was well saved by Illan Meslier.However, toDahlia Bournemouth.


Real Madrid willing to pay Liverpool’s hefty Mo Salah valuation

The Egypt attacker, who was crowned PFA Player of the Year on Sunday night, is said to be Real’s number one transfer target as the Spanish giants prepare for a summer overhaul of their squad.Liverpool, however, are desperate to keep the 41-goal frontman, who arrived from Roma last summer and has had a sensational first season at Anfield.Indeed, Reds boss .Want news and features on the Reds on your Facebook timeline? Like chester City’s 2-1 loss to Manchester United at Etihad Stadium in December.During the game, a supporter was filmed allegedly aiming monkey chants and gestures towards Manchester United players.An officontent_imgcial statement released by the Greater Manchester our.But the Daily Express claims, via Dos no doubts about the commitment of Christian Eriksen.Eriksen is in the final year of his contract and in previous interviews has made no secret of his desire to leave the club for a new challenge.”I don’t think the performance of Christian (Eriksen)n Balon, that  Klopp wants £190million for Salah and that Real are willing to pay up.At this stage it is not clear whether Salah actually wants out of Anfield after just one tremendous campaign, although it would appear that Real are willing to break the bank to get their man.


SSE Wildcats set to welcome 20,000 participants over grassroots football

The film coincides with the new season of The FA’s participation initiative, created to provide girls aged 5-11 with the oppooalkeeper Asier Riesgo.Marca reports City have convinced the veteran to move to England.With Claudio Bravo due back after an Achilles injury which kept him out for the entire season, City will consider loan moves for Aro Muric – wanted by Championsrtunity to give football a try and is now set to welcome over 20,000 participants across the country.The nature documentary-style film sees the Wildcats in the great outdoors and captures a unique insight into the playtime of this very special species and the confidence, social skills, and friendships that they develop.First launched in 2017, 1,250SSE Wildcats centres across England offer girls aged 5-11 with regular opportunities to play football on a weekly basis. The initiative provides organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls and the opportunity to try football for the first time.Kirsty Pealling, leader of the Camden Wildcats group captured in the film said:“The girls absolutely love the sessions, we have great attendance every week from across the community and the girls develop wonderful friendships. We see them grow in confidence each week and it’s a pleasure to run the centre.”SSE Wildcat,Megan, added “I love coming to Wildcats every week, I get to see my friends outside of school and meet new players from my local area. My favorite part of the session is the fun warm-up and scoring goals.”The FA’s National Women’s Programme Mce at Barcelona.Barcelona signed the Dane from Leganes as an emergency transfer due to the long-term injury to Ousmane Dembele.Faubert was a surprise signing in Spain himself, joining Real Madrid on loan from West Ham in 2009.”I focused on the positianager,Caroline Hulmesaid:“SSE Wildcats is an initiative that we started in the hope of inspiring girls aged 5 to 11 to get involved in the sport.”We are delighted that numbers continue to grow, with more and more centres signing up across the country. Crucially, the sessions are focused on having fun and making friends, which are the really important factors in Wildcats.”We want to help girls grow in confidence, develop social skills and enjoy being active throcontent_imgugh football.”With the rapid growth of women and girls taking up football, this initiative is a great addition to what is going on ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 in France.


Balotelli hits back in war of words with Carragher on Twitter

The Italian left on a free transfer to the Ligue 1 club which prompted Carragher to takEarle another swipe at the former the Reds striker on Twitter.Balotelli on a free is still paying over the odds by Nice.— Jamie Carragher ansfer market.Bruce is upbeat following a “very, very good meeting” with owner Mike Ashley this week.content_img“It went very well,” Bruce said of the meeting with Ashley. “We just reiterated what I’ve been saying to you guys. We showed what we are trying to (@Carra23) Balotelli has now responded to Carragher’s latest dig and did not hold back with his opinion on the legendary Liverpool centre-back. Jamie Carragher, bad player, wonderful hater ,who cares. — Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario) Carragher has criticised Balotelli on numerous occasions, including his remarks to the Daily Mail in March: “I can’t believe we signed Mario Balotelli! “The thing with Balotelli is everyone always says it’s the off-the-field antics, beague crisis going into the new season.The Blues, who want Frank Lampard to replace Maurizio Sarri, will return to Europe’s top competition next season but a transfer ban imposed by FIFA means they cannot make any new signings.And while there will beut I wouldn’t care if he was doing it on the pitch. “People tell me he’s got talent but I can’t remember him having a good game.”


How many calories are in that sundae? Google will tell you with the snap of a picture

For many people, counting calories is an exercise in futility. . Google is tapping the artificial intelligence researchers it acquired when it bought DeepMind for $400 million to develop an system that can measure the calories in food from pictures.The system, called Im2Calories, uses a combination of image recognition and comparative analysis to identify meals from average-definition photos. As Google research scientist Kevin Murphy demonstrated at this week’s Rework Deep Learning Summit in Boston, the system determines the depth of each pixel in an image, matches the results to a vast database of nutritional information, and then takes into account portions by gauging the size of the food relative to the plate it’s on. In one test, Murphy said, Im2Calories was able to calculate the accurate caloric total of two eggs, two pancakes, three strips of bacon, and the accompanying condiments.Im2Calories isn’t perfect, though. It currently includes a dropdown menu for users to select the correct food when its ruled out a move to Juventus.Ramos has been linked with a switch to Juve should Real president Florentino Perez refuse his new contract demands.However, the defender insists he won’t be following former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo to Turin.Ramos sta content_imgmisidentifies something, which happens somewhat frequently right now. However, Murphy told Popular Science that complete accuracy is at this point unrealistic.“Ok fine, maybe we get the calories off by 20 percent. It doesn’t matter. We’re going to average over a week or a month or a year,” he said. Recognition can only improve as the body of data grows, he said. “If it only works 30 percent of the time, it’s enough that people will start using it, we’ll collect data, and it’ll get better over time.”Of course, that’s only true if the nutrition labels themselves are correct. that the current system of measuring calories — burning food to see how much energy it contains, a method developed in the 19th century — doesn’t take into account dige for his howler against Watford on Sunday.De Gea gifted the opening goal to Ismalia Sarr, with the league’s bottom club going on to win 2-0.But speaking after the game, Solskjaer refused to blame De Gea.”It’s one of those things,” he told BBC Sport. stion. The body expends more energy to break down high-protein foods like meat and yogurt, and some foods aren’t digested at all. The labels on nuts are probably the most misleading — according to some researchers, they’re likely 25 percent too high.And that’s to say nothing of the controversy around the practice of calorie tabulating in the first place. A published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the makeup of food was a far bigger determinant of health than its caloric value.“This study shows that conventional wisdom — to eat everything in moderation, eat fewer and avoid fatty foods — isn’t the best approach,” Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, a cardiologist and epidemiologist at the Harvard School of Public Health and lead author of the study, in an interview. “What you eat makes quite a difference. Just counting calories won’t matter much unless you look at the kinds of calories you’re eating.”Perhaps that’s why Murphy floated the idea of applying the mechanics behind Im2Calories — automated object recognition — to other fields. “If we can do this for food, that’s just the killer app,” he said. “We can do things like traffic scene analysis, predict where the most likely parking spot is. And since this is all learned from data, the technology is the same, you just change the data.”Murphy wasn’t forthcoming about a release timetable for Im2Calories, or with details of the form it could take. Those details are likely months to years from being hashed out, but when Im2Calories does launch publicly, prepare to feel a lot guiltier about your sugary indulgences.


Sam Allardyce and Martin Kelly disagree on main reason Crystal Palace were embarrassed against Manchester City

Crystal Palace suffered an embarrassing 5-0 loss against Manchester City at the Etihad on Saturday afternoon.Palace went into the game in decent form, after beating both Chelsea and Liverpool in recent weeks and playing well against Tottenham.However, City were totally dominant in Saturday’s early kickoff, with goals from David Silva, Vincent Kompany, Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Otamendi ensuring the traveling side had no chance.Sam Allardyce’s team are now six points clear of the relegation zone in 16th place with only two games to play. However, with Swansea yet to play this weekend, there’s a chance that Palace could be just three puccess, LibalFootball look at the contenders pre-season campaign, analysing the key positives and negatives taken from the lead up to the season.Pre-Season Fixtures:Premier League Asia Trophy -Wednesday, 17 July: vs West Ham United 4-1 (D.Silva 33′, Nmecha 36’verpool are already looking to strengthen their squad by bringing in another goalkeeper.While Alisson Becker is the undoubted number one at the club, they have identified Jiri Pavlenka are a possible replacement for number two keeper Simon oints above the drop by Saturday evening. City’s win took them to third in the league, leapfrogging Liverpool who are also yet to play this weekend. If they do beat Southampton on Sunday, then they will regain third spot, but Pep Guardiola’s side could hit back with their game in hand. Ahead of the match, Allardyce changed his defensive system, which appeared to backfire massively. Palace started the game with a back five and conceded after just two minutes, before reverting back to four at the back, something they are far more used to. In a post-match interview, defender Martin Kelly suggested he felt uncomfortable in a back five, saying:”I don’t think we’ve worked on (the formation) enough to be honest”.You can see his full interview below.However, his manager disagreed, rubbishing claims that his side were unprepared, suggesting Kelly himself should have done better.”I don’t think the five or the four had anything to do with the first goal because if Martin Kelly heads it out properly then we defend the corner.”Both men also blamed injuries for a disappointing display. Neither first choice centre-backs were available, but even if they were, it’s unlikely to have made a difference, as City were on form. Should Allardyce have blamed his players for the 5-0 loscontent_imgs against City? Have your say in the comments below.


“We will not oppose Milinkovic-Savic if he wants to leave”

, wcontent_imgith the talented midfielder delivering to a very high level for somJuventus chief Fabio Paratici didn’t hide their interest in Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba today.At Maurizio Sarri’s presentation media conference, Paratici was asked about Juve’s push for Pogba.When asked about Pogba and PSG’s Adrien Rabiot, he said: “Pogba and Rabiot are two good players.“Pogba we are very fond of, bHallieut he is a player of Manchester United.“On Rabiot there are so many teams, we are not looking only at him.”e years now.”In this teamLotito explained before making it clear he will not allow Milinkovic-Savic to leave on the cheap.”At what price?”e Bakayoko after their touchline row during victory over Bologna.Gattuso asked Bakayoko, on-loan from Chelsea, to warm up after a Lucas Biglia injury, but he was so slow that the coach called up Jose Mauri instead and the two men exchanged clear insu The President added, with the rumours suggesting that Juve will need to accept around 80 or 90 million euros for the Serbian Intenational.One thing is for sure, Milinkovic-Savic will not be leaving on the cheap.