March 1

Augustus A. White III receives Tipton award for orthopedic leadership

first_imgAugustus A. White III, the Ellen and Melvin Gordon Distinguished Professor of Medical Education and professor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School, was recently honored with the fifth annual William W. Tipton Jr. M.D. Leadership Award for his work as an educator, mentor, and champion of diversity initiatives. The award, which includes a $5,000 honorarium, was presented to White at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting in New Orleans.“I am surprised, humbled, and inspired to be receiving this award,” said White. “I feel particularly honored to be recognized among so many individuals I admire.”Established by friends, colleagues, and organizations through AAOS and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), the Tipton Award honors the qualities exemplified by the late Dr. Tipton, including leadership, commitment to mentorship, diversity, bridge-building, and collaboration.White has served as a mentor to Harvard medical students as a former master of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Society, an organization committed to the promotion and support of the academic and professional development of Harvard’s medical students through a system of academic advising and a series of enrichment programs.“I’ve been very fortunate to have some world-class mentors, starting with my parents, then on to my professors and my peers,” said White. “I firmly believe that giving students the opportunity to find a mentor also gives them a greater opportunity to be successful.”In addition to his mentoring work, White dedicates much of his life to diversity-related issues. He is a founding member and founding president of the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society, a multicultural organization dedicated to advancing excellent musculoskeletal care for all patients, with particular attention to underserved groups. White also served as the inaugural chairman of the AAOS Diversity Committee.After being the first African-American to graduate from Stanford University School of Medicine and the first African-American orthopedic resident at Yale Medical Center, White served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in Vietnam and received a Bronze Star Medal. He later earned his Ph.D. in research on biomechanics of the spine at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.last_img read more

January 18

Leapin’ Lizards! Casting Complete for the National Tour of Annie

first_img The show’s company includes Amy Burgmaier, Cameron Mitchell Bell, John Cormier, Brian Cowing, Todd Fenstermaker, Chloe Horner, Evan Mayer, Jake Mills, Meghan Seaman, Hannah Slabaugh, Lily Emilia Smith and Chloe Tiso. Annie remains one of the biggest Broadway musical hits ever. It ran for 2,377 performances after it first opened, and has been performed in 28 languages and has been running somewhere around the world for 37 years. The show’s beloved score includes “Maybe,” “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You” and the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” In addition to Swickle, the cast of Annie features Gilgamesh Taggett as Oliver Warbucks, Lynn Andrews as Miss Hannigan, Ashley Edler as Grace, Garrett Deagon as Rooster, Lucy Werner as Lily and Allan Ray Baker as FDR. Sunny, a 4-year-old rescue terrier mix, stars as Sandy. The Orphans are Angelina Carballo, Adia Dant, LillyBea Ireland, Sydney Shuck, Lilly Mae Stewart and Isabel Wallach. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 18th time, this production of Annie will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. Annie features a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Charnin. All three authors received 1977 Tony Awards for their work. Choreography is by Liza Gennaro, who will incorporate selections from her father Peter Gennaro’s 1977 Tony Award-winning choreography.center_img Full casting has been announced for the national tour of Annie, which will launch on September 26 at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit before continuing to cities across the country. The title role of Annie will be played by Issie Swickle, a 9-year-old actress from Davie, FL, making her tour debut. Swickle’s casting was announced exclusively in the inaugural episode of Broadway Balances America, airing during The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television. View Commentslast_img read more

January 17

Museum Collection Digitized

first_imgLocked in museums across the world, millions of insect specimens tell the story of the world’s climatic shifts, animals on the move and changing fauna.The complete story told by these pinned bees, beetles and butterflies has been buried for centuries under the sheer number of specimens, but this fall researchers at the Georgia Museum of Natural History at the University of Georgia will help lead an effort to reveal part of what’s hidden in the stacks. They’re working to digitize a large chunk of these specimens and perhaps set a framework for other museums to follow. Joe McHugh, curator of the arthropod collection at the museum and professor of entomology at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, will help lead a National Science Foundation-funded effort to digitize around 2.1 million specimens from the order Lepidoptera — moths and butterflies — and to make that data available to scientists studying climate, natural habitats and agricultural pests. When LepNet — as the project is being called — is complete, it will be one of the largest databases of insect data to date, opening centuries of scientific inquiry to the new world of data analytics.“People don’t really want to spend five years going around the world visiting collections in museums and transcribing data from tiny little labels just to understand the biology and distribution of a species,” said McHugh. “Researchers want to be able to address serious questions by going to some web-based resource and pulling down all the relevant information in some standard format for analysis.”Scientists have been collecting and organizing insect specimens since before the Enlightenment, and museums across the world have solid collections dating back 300 years. Museums in North America alone house around 250 million insect specimens from around the world.Most specimens are stored with details of their capture: the date and the time of day they were found, climatic data, the geographic location, the plants that were being used as food, the condition of the insect and whether there were other insects around. Each entry represents a datapoint that can now be used to construct a clearer understanding of the biology of that species and of how populations move and change, and why. “You can ask, ‘Where does this species occur right now?’ ‘Where was it ten years ago?’ and then, ‘Where did it used to occur in the distant past?’” McHugh said. “We can use this information to look at questions about climate change or human impact on environments by seeing how, over time, the ranges of insect species have changed.”Researchers can also build models to project when and where problem insects, like crop-devouring caterpillars, will appear, allowing farmers to prepare for the arrival of a species, McHugh said.“You can layer in climate information, soil information and host-plant information, and you can predict — pretty accurately in many cases — where a species will occur, even if it has never been collected there yet,” he added. “All of the data from various sources could indicate that a location has the right conditions for a particular species.”These kinds of models are almost impossible to generate today because only a very small portion of the collections hiding out in museums across the globe has been digitized, and what has been done has been in fits and starts.There’s a digitized collection of parasitoid wasps here, the beginnings of a great beetle database there, but for many years there was been nothing comprehensive and little agreement in the scientific community about the format that these electronic records should take. In recent years, however, great progress has been made to develop universal standards for digitizing museum specimens.With LepNet being the largest undertaking of its kind to date, McHugh and his colleagues are hoping to further refine the process.While butterflies and moths are not McHugh’s main research focus — he studies beetles – his team chose Lepidoptera to start the digitization project because the order includes many major pests and some beneficial species. Also, scientists and naturalists have been collecting specimens for hundreds of years. There are more than 15 million specimens in museums in North America alone. “They are a group that’s charismatic, visible, frequently collected and more easily identified than other taxa,” he said. “You can identify more than 50 percent of butterflies and macro-moths to species with a picture book, just by sight.”In addition to searchable datapoints, LepNet will include 95,000 high-quality specimen photos that will represent 60 percent of North America’s Lepidoptera species. Eventually photo-recognition software may enable these images to be used in a publicly available butterfly and moth identification app called “LepSnap.”The LepNet team, including an army of student researchers, curators and collection managers across North America, will start the digitization process this fall at 29 major insect collections. In addition to the UGA Collection of Arthropods at the Georgia Museum of Natural History, participating museums and institutions include the University of Florida; Mississippi State University; University of Missouri; University of Oklahoma; Kansas State University; New Mexico State University; Arizona State University; the Denver Museum of Nature and Science; Northern Arizona University; University of California, Davis; University of Nevada, Reno; University of Utah: Oregon State University: University of Alaska; Western Washington University; University of Idaho; Colorado State University; University of Minnesota; University of Wisconsin; Milwaukee Public Museum; Purdue University; Michigan State University; Ohio State University; Harvard University; Yale University; Drexel University; University of Delaware; and Clemson University.For more information on the work being done by researchers at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Department of Entomology, visit ent.uga.edu. For more information about the Georgia Museum of Natural History, visit naturalhistory.uga.edu.last_img read more

January 1

Supreme Court strikes down key Sarbanes-Oxley provision

first_imgThe Supreme Court today issued a ruling in Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. In a 5 to 4 decision, the Court found unconstitutional a key provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the anti-fraud law Congress enacted in the aftermath of the Enron and WorldCom accounting scandals. Overturning decisions by the DC District Court and the DC Circuit Court, the Supreme Court held that the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board violated the Appointments Clause of the Constitution because its members are not under the direct control of the President.  Senator Leahy (D-VT) was a co-sponsor of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and a principle author of the whistleblower protections established by the Act.‘I am very disappointed by today’s decision in which a bare majority of the Supreme Court found a key provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act unconstitutional.  This important anti-fraud legislation has been a critical tool for protecting American taxpayers from fraud and corruption. In overturning the lower courts’ decision, the Supreme Court has once again turned its back on its own precedents and disregarded the longstanding judgments of Congress and our efforts to protect Americans from abuses by powerful corporate interests. ‘A key reform enacted by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act was the establishment of the independent Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to regulate accounting firms whose use of convoluted, often fraudulent, accounting schemes misled investors and rocked the financial world.  Their deception and greed cost Americans hundreds of billions of dollars.  Corporate conservatives attacked this Board as unconstitutional because its members are not under the direct control of the President.  A slim majority of the Supreme Court agreed with these corporate interests that the law violates the Constitution’s Appointments Clause, and their decision today guts many of the critical accountability provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act intended to protect the public.  ‘Unfortunately, this case is bigger than just the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.  As Justice Breyer noted in a vigorous dissent today, this decision may call into question the constitutionality of various mechanisms fashioned by Congress to combat inefficiency and fraud in both the public and business sectors and ‘threatens to disrupt severely the fair and efficient administration of the laws.’  Congress has established dozens of agencies which serve as indispensible corporate watchdogs and whose oversight provides a check on the power of Wall Street. I am very concerned that the Court’s decision today will call into question the ability of these agencies to adequately protect the public.  ‘By continuing to issue decisions that benefit corporate risk-takers at the expense of hardworking Americans, the Court has once again undermined the government’s effort to reign in corruption on Wall Street. Congress must take swift action to respond to this disappointing decision, and I look forward to working with Senators from both sides of the aisle to pass legislation that will reinstate the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the important protections it provides our citizens.’Source: Leahy’s office. 6.28.2010# # # # # #last_img read more

December 30

5 La Sportiva Essentials

first_imgintro2Have you ever dreamed of stuffing your gear into the back of your car, ditching the inbox, and hitting the open road? That’s what we’ve done … well, sorta. We are Jess and Adam with Live Outside and Play, a seven-month tour we concocted with Blue Ridge Outdoors and Elevation Outdoors Magazines. From the highlands of Virginia to the craggy peaks of Colorado (and back again!), we’re on the hunt for the best adventures to share with our followers. As the title sponsor for the program, La Sportiva has supported the journey with their top-notch footwear and technical apparel. Check out our five favorite pieces of gear and where we’ve tested them below!Trango TRKWhat we wore: Trango TRK GTXWhere we took it: Old Rag, Shenandoah National Park, Va.For a Gore-Tex boot, the Trango TRK is surprisingly cool and lightweight on the feet, making it our top choice for year-round use. This spring, we put the Trango TRK to the test in the mountains of central Virginia, where frequent rainstorms plague the trails and turn trickling streams to swollen creeks. Our destination? Old Rag Mountain, an icon of Shenandoah National Park. At 3,284 feet, Old Rag certainly isn’t the tallest peak we’ve ever summited, but the steep and rocky trail is an unrelenting butt-buster. The 9.5-mile circuit begins under a shaded canopy where boggy trails receive little to no sunlight. After three miles of sloshing through mud, dirt meets rock, and the infamous scramble begins. The combination of the Trango TRK’s sticky Vibram sole, aggressive toe and edges, and solid heel gave us confidence as we leapt from boulder to boulder. Despite hiking in the heat of the day, our feet hardly broke a sweat. MSRP: $220Synthesis GTX-2What we wore: Synthesis Mid GTXWhere we took it: Summit Lake, Chicago Lake Basin, Colo.As resident Southeasterners, the first thing we sought when we came to Colorado was a high alpine lake experience. Enter the Chicago Lakes, which sit at the base of Mount Evans and Mount Spalding. Knowing the trails here were extremely rocky and crossed multiple streams, we opted to take the Synthesis Mid GTX. The added ankle protection provided stability on the trail’s rugged and uneven surfaces. That honeycomb-like webbing that holds the shoe together isn’t just for looks (though it does look and feel super cool)—that’s La Sportiva’s Gore-Tex Surround Technology, which not only keeps your feet dry during those creek crossings but also lets the dogs breathe when you need it. After a quick dip in Summit Lake, descending the steep trail we had just climbed was a breeze thanks to the Impact Break System design on the durable Vibram sole. No matter the terrain or the season, this is the shoe for the job.MSRP: $180AkashaWhat we wore: AkashaWhere we took it: North Fruita Desert, Fruita, Colo. The dry and sandy landscape in western Colorado can be harsh and unforgiving, but the scenery can also be otherworldly in its beauty. Long before we arrived in Fruita, we knew its reputation for rolling terrain and stellar singletrack. The North Fruita Desert is a Shangri-La for mountain bikers and trail runners alike. As the sun began to sink below the Bookcliff Range, we decided to hit the trail in our Akasha trail runners for an evening run. The shoe’s stout cushioning softened even the most technical blows. We might as well have been flying as we banked around turns and dodged stray juniper branches with quick-light steps. Even with the desert heat, we could practically feel the breeze passing through our shoes’ membrane.MSRP: $140Hail Jacket-2What we wore: Hail JacketWhere we took it: Colorado Trail, Ten Mile Range, Colo.Colorado’s higher elevations are notorious for unpredictable weather patterns. As we set off along the Colorado Trail toward the Ten Mile Range, we were well aware that the comfortable weather at 8,000 feet was likely very different than that at 11,000 feet. The only layer we packed for the adventure? — La Sportiva’s Hail Jacket. Climbing 3,000 feet of elevation kept us warm while we moved, but as soon as we reached the Continental Divide, the breeze sapped the body heat we’d been working so hard to build. The Hail Jacket, which has an integrated stow pocket, is so lightweight we practically forgot we’d been carrying it along. Though we were sweaty and damp, the Hail’s nylon material felt nice against the skin (think soft tissue paper) while providing enough of a layer to block the wind and keep us warm. As we tried to outrun the setting sun back to the van, the ventilated armpits on the Hail kept our body temperatures manageable. MSRP: $199Storm Fighter GTX2What we wore: Storm Fighter GTX JacketWhere we took it: Cranberry Wilderness, West VirginiaWest Virginia’s 47,815-acre Cranberry Wilderness is wild and wonderful—bogs, red spruce, hip-high ferns, mossy creekbeds, alpine balds. The flora and fauna here are something you might expect to see in the arctic-like ecosystems of Canada, not West Virginia. Couple that with an average annual rainfall of 65 inches, and temperatures that can drastically drop 20 degrees in a matter of hours, and you have the perfect ingredients for the Storm Fighter GTX. This Gore-Tex jacket might be light and packable, but there’s no storm too intense for this shell. The roomy hood is perfect for any sport, helmet or none, and allows plenty of breathability while the body is active.MSRP: $379LaSportiva_Logoslast_img read more

December 18

Port Washington House Explosion Kills 1 [Video]

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York One person died and five first responders were injured when the garage of a Port Washington home exploded and burst into flames Tuesday night, Nassau County police said.There were conflicting reports from officials about injuries to first responders. Nassau police said five firefighters were injured; Port Washington tallied four firefighters and one police officer. They all suffered minor injuries. The victim who was found dead inside the garage has yet to be identified, police said.“You could hear it and feel it a couple of miles away,” Brian Waterson, assistant chief with the Port Washington Fire Department, said of the explosion. “It sounded like a bomb, houses shook.”Port Washington police were the first to respond to the house at 10 Prospect Ave. after a caller dialed 911 just after 8 p.m. They were met by a 39-year-old woman and 2-year-old child at the house. Police then detected a strong odor of gasoline and evacuated them from the house.As they were bringing them to safety, the detached garage exploded and burst into flames.Photos on social media showed heavy, black smoke billowing over Manhasset Bay.The Port Washington Fire Department and 23 nearby fire departments responded and extinguished the fire. Fire officials said between 150 to 200 firefighters battled the blaze.The fire was contained around midnight, according to Waterson. He said investigators were at the scene until 3 a.m.The blaze engulfed the garage and the house, officials said. The fire spread and damaged nearby homes and property.Waterson said it’s unclear why the person was inside the garage before it exploded.The Nassau County Fire Marshal and Nassau police Arson/Bomb Squad are investigating the cause of the blaze.last_img read more

November 18

Polio vaccination may continue after wild virus fades

first_imgOct 16, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Teams of researchers from several countries today report positive results in the long battle to eradicate polio. At the same time, they acknowledge that the international campaign faces an extraordinary challenge of both biology and economics: While circulation of wild poliovirus may cease, polio vaccination may need to continue for an indefinite period of time.Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from Imperial College London, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency of Nigeria say that an oral vaccine containing a single strain of poliovirus produces four times greater immunity in children than the long-used three-strain vaccine does. Separately, a multinational team led by experts from the Egyptian government, two Egyptian universities, and a Cairo hospital say that the single-strain or monovalent oral vaccine not only produces superior immunity but also reduces the likelihood that recipients will shed vaccine virus after being dosed.Those two findings are good news for the WHO, which pushed for development of a monovalent vaccine and considers its deployment since 2005 a key element in the eradication struggle. But an accompanying editorial says these results represent only limited gains—because in order to finish the job of eradication and protect against its aftereffects, the campaign must abandon the oral vaccine and begin using the much more expensive injectable version.”Poliovirus will not go away after circulation of wild-type virus is halted, and a high level of immunity in the global population must be maintained—and not just in high-income countries that have already switched to the safer but more expensive” injectable vaccine, Ellie Ehrenfeld, PhD, of the National Institutes of Health, and Konstantin Chumakov, PhD, of the Food and Drug Administration say in the editorial.A difficult endgameTheir piece marks one of the most public statements yet of the difficult endgame of the 20-year-old campaign, which was conceived in the enthusiasm that followed the 1977 eradication of smallpox.The campaign, formally called the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, is a joint project of the WHO, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UNICEF, and the service organization Rotary International. It began by hoping to eradicate polio by 2000, a goal that was later pushed back to 2005 and now has no firm date.The campaign uses oral polio vaccine (OPV), which is made of attenuated live poliovirus that reproduces in the gut of children who receive it and passes to close contacts in a form of passive immunization.It has not reached its eradication target largely because of the persistence of the disease in four countries. Polio continues to circulate in two Indian provinces because the vaccine virus does not attach to the gut well when it has to compete with other enteric viruses and when children have frequent diarrheal disease. It persists in Afghanistan and Pakistan because conflict has kept vaccinators out of key areas; in September, two doctors and their driver were killed by a suicide bomber in Kandahar. And it remains in Nigeria thanks to political interference that halted vaccination completely in 2003—permitting a resurgence that re-infected a number of other countries—and that still suppresses vaccine acceptance among families in some areas.So far this year, there have been 1,341 cases of polio in 16 countries, compared with 1,315 cases in 12 countries in all of 2007. But cases in India are almost half of what they were last year, due in part to the use of the monovalent vaccine described in today’s reports, which say that the environmental factors present in India do not interfere with vaccine efficacy elsewhere.The oral vaccines are inexpensive, costing about 12 cents per dose, and simple to administer. But they are not foolproof. In one out of every few million recipients, they cause polio paralysis. Immune-impaired individuals can become long-term shedders of the virus. And the viral replication that enables passive immunization can go awry and allow the weakened strain to mutate and regain its virulence, a process that caused outbreaks of vaccine-derived poliovirus in Hispaniola in 2000 and Nigeria since 2005.Injectable vaccine safer, more costlyNone of those threats exist with the injectable vaccine, which is based on a killed virus and is already used in much of the industrialized world. But that vaccine, known as IPV, is also much more expensive (at least $2.70 per dose), must be administered by healthcare workers, and poses an additional problem of needle disposal.Over the past year, starting with an NIH summit co-chaired by Ehrenfeld, the global public health community has been exploring whether, and for how long, IPV must be used after circulation of wild poliovirus is interrupted. IPV would protect against reverted virus from long-term shedders or in the environment. It would also provide immunity if any forgotten poliovirus samples in lab freezers worldwide were to be released, or if a containment failure allowed the virulent strain on which the vaccine is based to escape from a manufacturing plant.”If you want to maintain immunity against polio in the post-eradication era, the only vaccine to do it with is IPV, routinely,” Oliver Rosenbauer, a WHO spokesman, said in an interview.As part of endgame planning, he said, the initiative may recommend that any country where polio vaccine is manufactured—including not just the United States, but France, Belgium, India, and others—adopt routine IPV use. Countries concerned about re-importation of polio might also want to use IPV. To make that possible, he said, WHO is promoting a research agenda that will explore making IPV more cheaply, making it from a less-virulent seed strain, and administering it in forms that would not require subcutaneous injection.If polio vaccination continues after eradication, it will foil one of the goals of the eradication campaign: ending vaccination’s significant annual cost. For example, the United States has saved an estimated $17 billion because it no longer conducts routine smallpox vaccination of civilians.And IPV might impose additional costs beyond the obvious, because more doses of vaccine are likely to be necessary. With the oral vaccines, vaccinators can immunize one or two family members and be confident the immunity will spread to close contacts; with IPV, everyone who wishes to be immune must receive a shot.The likelihood that vaccination will continue after eradication is viewed with bemusement by a set of scientists who have maintained for years that tight polio control—via continued vaccination—is more achievable than eradication. In their view, the global campaign is now describing what they have long suggested—only with a more expensive vaccine than they had prescribed.Fresh research on how best to proceed in the endgame is essential, said Dr. D.A. Henderson, the leader of the smallpox eradication program, who has said for years that polio eradication might not be achievable. “If I am the head of a country, and I am faced with spending much more money on IPV, or continuing to use OPV and taking my chances on vaccine-derived viruses, my conclusion is probably simple,” he said. “We need to have much better data on the risk vaccine-derived viruses represent.”El-Sayed N, El-Gamal Y, Abbassy A, et al. Monovalent type 1 oral poliovirus vaccine in newborns.N Engl J Med 2008 Oct 16;359(16):1655-65 [Full text]Jenkins HE, Aylward RB, Gasasira A, et al. Effectiveness of immunization against paralytic poliomyelitis in Nigeria.N Engl J Med 2008 Oct 16;359(16):1666-74 [Full text]Ehrenfeld E, Chumakov K. Monovalent oral poliovirus vaccines—a good tool but not a total solution. (Editorial) N Engl J Med 2008 Oct 16;359(16):1726-7 [Full text]See also: Current polio case counthttp://www.polioeradication.org/Dataandmonitoring/Poliothisweek.aspxEhrenfeld E, Glass RI, Agol VI, et al. Immunisation against poliomyelitis: moving forward. (Commentary) Lancet 2008 Apr 19;371(9621):1385-7 [Access to full text requires subscription or payment]http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673608605978/abstractlast_img read more

October 18

RB Leipzig plot new deal for Dayot Upamecano after turning down Arsenal transfer bid

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 2 Oct 2019 3:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Leipzig will offer Upamecano a new deal (Picture: Getty)Upamecano’s current contract does not expire until 2021 and Leipzig want to agree fresh terms with him as soon as possible.Arsenal signed two centre-backs during the summer, but loaned 18-year-old William Saliba back to Saint-Etienne.Luiz has faced criticism since arriving from Chelsea having already made several high profile errors.MORE: Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slammed by Borussia Dortmund chiefMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Upamecano is attracting interest from rival clubs (Picture: Getty)RB Leipzig intend to remove Dayot Upamecano’s release clause in his next contract after turning down a bid from Arsenal, reports say.Arsenal were linked with the centre-back during the summer and lodged a £53million offer for the 20-year-old.Upamecano is a rapidly improving defender and Leipzig are keen to tie him down to a new long-term deal.Arsenal were desperate to sign a centre-back in the last window and identified Upamecano as the ideal replacement for Laurent Koscielny.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Arsenal saw a bid turned down for Upamecano during the summer (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery eventually settled for David Luiz, but Leipzig plan to make it more difficult for Arsenal to make another move for their star defender.AdvertisementAdvertisementUpamecano has an £89m release clause in his contract, but that figure will drop to £71m next summer.As a result, Sport Bild claim Leipzig are working to remove that release clause and sign Upamecano up to a new deal. RB Leipzig plot new deal for Dayot Upamecano after turning down Arsenal transfer bid Commentlast_img read more

October 18

Ashley Cole defends Arsene Wenger and names his choice for next Arsenal manager

first_img Comment Unai Emery was sacked by Arsenal last month following a terrible run of form (Picture: Getty)‘Freddie is there and hopefully he can take over as permanent manager – he knows the club inside out.‘Freddie was my friend at Arsenal and hopefully he can change some things there.’Another of Cole’s ex-managers, Carlo Ancelotti, has been linked with Arsenal with speculation having intensified following his sudden departure from Napoli in midweek.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal understood to have several reservations about the 60-year-old but Cole credits the Italian with having played a key role in his Chelsea career.He added: ‘A lot was spoken about whether I was going to leave or not but my heart was to stay at Chelsea.‘Carlo did magnificently with the team. I liked how he was, not just as a manager but as a man. He was like your best friend.’MORE: Ray Parlour fears Arsenal board is making a mistake with Carlo AncelottiMORE: Serge Gnabry admits Arsenal star Hector Bellerin is faster than him Arsene Wenger left Arsenal in the summer of 2018 after 22 years in charge (Picture: Getty)Ashley Cole fears Arsenal are in a state of transition and believes fans who wanted rid of Arsene Wenger are only now realising how vital the legendary Frenchman was in terms of maintaining stability over the course of his 22-year reign.Wenger stepped aside in the summer of 2018 and was replaced by Unai Emery, but the Spaniard failed to deliver on early signs of promise and was sacked last month following a terrible run of form.Freddie Ljungberg has taken charge of the first team on an interim basis and Cole, a former teammate of the Swede during the club’s most successful period under Wenger, would love to see the 42-year-old getting the job on a permanent basis.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘There were a lot of people saying ‘Wenger out’. Then Wenger went and maybe they (the fans) understood what he actually did for the club and how he kept it together,’ Cole told Sky Sports.ADVERTISEMENT‘Arsenal are in a transition period – they tried Emery and for whatever reason it didn’t work out. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 12 Dec 2019 3:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link13Shares Ashley Cole defends Arsene Wenger and names his choice for next Arsenal manager Advertisementlast_img read more

October 18

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang annoyed as Trent Alexander-Arnold escapes red card during Arsenal’s win vs Liverpool

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang annoyed as Trent Alexander-Arnold escapes red card during Arsenal’s win vs Liverpool Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has spoken out after Trent Alexander-Arnold avoided a red card for his challenge on Bukayo Saka (Sky/Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made his frustration clear after Trent Alexander-Arnold escaped a red card during Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday evening.Mikel Arteta’s side went a goal behind in the first half as Sadio Mane opened the scoring for the Premier League champions.But a rare mistake from Virgil van Dijk allowed Alexandre Lacazette to equalised before another error from Alisson led to Reiss Nelson’s winning goal before half-time.However, Liverpool were fortunate to avoid having a man sent off following Alexander-Arnold’s challenge on Bukayo Saka in the 49th minute.ADVERTISEMENTThe Liverpool right-back received a yellow card for the challenge, but subsequent replays indicate that referee Paul Tierney would have had grounds to produce a red card.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd on Thursday morning, when a picture of the challenge was posted on Twitter with the caption: ‘thoughts?’, Aubameyang replied: ‘WTF didn’t even get VAR on this one.’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was not happy with the challenge from Trent Alexander-Arnold (Twitter)Arsenal were also aggrieved as they had Eddie Nketiah sent off and receive a three-match ban for a similar tackle on James Justin during Arsenal’s draw with Leicester earlier this month.When asked about the tackle after the game, Arteta replied: ‘It was in front of me and it’s part of the game. I think they both went for the ball and that is part of the game.’The win has put Arsenal ninth in the Premier League table, six points behind fourth-placed Leicester City.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 16 Jul 2020 1:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link711Shares Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more