Senate bestows emeritus status on former leaders

first_imgOn Wednesday night, senate passed resolutions bestowing emeritus status on Bryan Ricketts, former student body president, Nidia Ruelas, former student body vice president, and Dan Sehlhorst and Sibonay Shewit, former chiefs of staff.The titles of emeritus status are “in recognition and appreciation of [their] dedication and contribution to the University of Notre Dame,” according to the resolutions.“Bryan has fostered awareness to issues surrounding sexual assault by building a network of committed students through the ‘It’s On Us’ campaign and GreeNDot violence prevention program in addition to advocating for stronger support in the Title IX process … it is clear Bryan has fostered strong, personal relationships with all on campus, serving as a champion for underrepresented students,” sophomore Stephanie Mastorakos, director of internal affairs, said.“Nidia’s lasting impact on and service to the University will be defined not only by the many important resolutions that have been passed during her chairmanship, but also by the legacy of her good character, professionalism, accountability and commitment to the service of students and the mission of the University,” Mastorakos said.Preceding the approvals, Ricketts presented to senate on the formerly pending joint liberal arts college venture between Zhejiang University and the University, and informed the senators about the former senate’s resolution to the administration asking for more student involvement in this discussion. Ricketts’ presentation gave an overview of the original proposals for the joint college. He updated senate on the discontinuation of the original proposal, news which was released to faculty this past Monday.According to the original white paper proposal, authored by J. Nicholas Entrikin, vice president and associate provost for internationalization, and Dr. Jonathan Noble, assistant provost for Asia, the Notre Dame-ZJU joint liberal arts college would have opened the 2017-2018 academic year. The joint college would have offered about ten majors in the fields of science, social science, the humanities, and the arts. In addition, this college would be headed by an appointed dean, who would have to be a Chinese national, by law.The white paper “raise[d] a number of issues for the Notre Dame community to consider carefully,” including: Western thought and Christianity in China, academic freedom, academic integrity and curriculum.In the letter released to faculty confirming the end of this venture, Entrikin wrote, “After many hopeful and positive conversations on both curricular and administrative matters related to the joint college, we were more easily able to discriminate and to delineate some of the key challenges as well as advantages in bringing together two very different approaches to higher education … In the end, however, some areas remained challenging for both universities, and we decided that broader cooperation would be a more effective means for achieving our common interests.”The relationship is going to continue with Zhejiang University, Ricketts said, but he is unsure of whether or not Zhejiang will pursue a joint liberal college with another partner university.Following Rickett’s presentation, Senate elected three Senators to serve on Campus Life Committee representatives, in addition to the off-campus senator, Kevin Coleman, who automatically serves in the role. The electees were senior class council president Katelyn Wray, Welsh Family senator sophomore Rebecca Georgiades and Keough Hall senator sophomore Patrick McGavick.Tags: bryan ricket, China policy, Notre Dame Student Senate, Zhejiang partnershiplast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Jeremy Jordan’s New Film & More!

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Kevin Spacey Gives Audience Member a Lesson on Unquestioning Loyalty Kevin Spacey had our unquestioning loyalty the minute his sinister House of Cards character, Frank Underwood, demanded it. Unfortunately, one audience member at London’s Old Vic seemed to have missed the Netflix series, and received a lesson that they will not be forgetting at the opening night of the Tony and Oscar winner’s latest play, Clarence Darrow. The Daily Mail reports that a mobile started ringing, causing the Tony and Oscar winner, in character, to yell: “if you don’t answer that, I will.” We imagine they will be triple checking all their electronic devices are turned off at the theater from now on. Star Files Jeremy Jordan and More Broadway Alums Board Outliving Emily Broadway vets Jeremy Jordan, Olympia Dukakis, Louis Zorich and Phylicia Rashad will star in Eric Weber’s Outliving Emily. Variety reports that the film follows the stormy marriage of a couple over fifty years, with six vignettes being portrayed by 12 actors. Mariah Carey May Duet With Frozen’s Olaf Looks like Mariah Carey’s determined to be the Queen of the Christmas charts.  A rumor has appeared on that the superstar is looking to duet with Frozen’s lovable snowman on a remake of her hit “All I Want for Christmas is You,” for her upcoming festive album. Tony nominee Josh Gad, who plays Olaf in the hit movie, is no doubt eagerly anticipating Carey’s call. Judi Dench and Matthew Morrison to Star Opposite Prince Harry’s Ex in Tom Stoppard Film This is a sentence we never saw ourselves typing. Dame Judi Dench and Glee favorite Matthew Morrison, along with Prince Harry’s ex Cressida Bonas, have joined the cast of the movie Tulip Fever, scripted by Tony winner Tom Stoppard. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dench will rescue orphaned children as The Abbess of St. Ursula’s, Morrison will play a drunk artist called Mattheus, while Bonas will play Mrs. Steen, a merchant’s young wife. Supermodel Cara Delevigne, along with Zach Galifianakis, Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger and Christoph Waltz will also appear.center_img Jeremy Jordan Josh Gad View Comments Matthew Morrisonlast_img read more

Focusing Horticulture Research

first_imgEven if they’re born of the most exemplary research, innovative indoor plant propagation technologies aren’t beneficial if they are too costly to use.That is the simplest distillation of a new article published in the journal HortTechnology focused on identifying the indoor plant propagation research and education needs of specialty crop producers. The study was the result of a partnership between University of Georgia Associate Professor Alexa Lamm and several researchers in the Department of Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida.The study was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) intended to strengthen relationships between growers and researchers so that scientists are doing the right research and outreach, focusing and advancing industry needs based on grower input, said Lamm, who focuses on science communication in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES). “The study is a good example of the work I do in partnership with other faculty to strengthen the agricultural sector through communication.”While indoor farming is more widely used in other countries, economic and knowledge-based challenges must be addressed for indoor propagation facilities to be viable in the U.S. despite their potential benefits, according to the study.In collaboration with principal investigator Celina Gómez, an assistant professor of controlled environmental horticulture with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Lamm designed the data collection methodology and surveys and analyzed the data collected to inform the development of an upcoming, multimillion-dollar SCRI grant proposal for a five-year research study on indoor plant propagation.“We wanted to make sure that we address stakeholder concerns so we can pursue research that is usable,” said Lamm. “There are many different areas of research that could be focused on — from irrigation technologies to lighting and pest management to energy consumption and water-use recycling. There has been a lot of research done on indoor plant propagation of leafy greens in other countries, but it has not been economically viable in the United States, which is why it has not been widely adopted here.”Rather than focus on propagating traditional crops indoors, this study focused on growing specialty crops that may require adjustments to traditional agricultural methods.According to study data, industry participants were largely motivated to adopt indoor propagation environments to reduce crop losses, increase productivity per unit of land area, ensure faster germination or rooting, improve plant quality, and profit from anticipated economic benefits.Lamm identified research and education priorities for industry members, including economic costs and benefits like capital investment and energy costs, improved crop quality, production time, uniformity, reduced shrinkage, and strategies to improve light management indoors.Based on those factors, research efforts must determine and prioritize the most important economic considerations and production advantages to fill important gaps in knowledge about indoor plant propagation. This is not only on the part of producers, but also on those industries that will provide specialized equipment and technologies to make indoor propagation efficient, effective and economical.“We had representation from stakeholders all over the U.S. who are dabbling in or who have begun indoor propagation to determine where they need research to help further indoor propagation across important emerging specialty crop markets,” Lamm said.Pairing social scientists and science communicators who can capture the essence of the needs of the producers and translate that into terms that a bench scientist can use to design their research programs can ensure that the innovations coming from studies is adoptable and useful in the marketplace.“Bench scientists take a lot more time putting together complex research protocols resulting in emerging technologies, but if they don’t take the economic aspects of it into consideration, there will not be adoption of any of their scientific breakthroughs. They need to have economists working side by side with them as they pursue new research and innovations. They need the economic modeling of cost and the effectiveness of integrating that innovation into a viable system,” Lamm said. “This is the missing piece that social scientists can contribute that can influence agricultural advancement on a global scale.”The full study is available at For more information on the CAES Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, visit read more

Shutdown Felt at Long Island National Parks

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Fire Island National Seashore visitors who missed the sign at Robert Moses Field 5 walked more than a mile to find this sign at the locked entrance of the Fire Island Lighthouse museum.The federal government shutdown closed Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and the Fire Island National Seashore, which some Long Islanders have been frustrated to learn upon arrival at the Island’s two national parks.Visitors had similarly disgusted reactions at both Sagamore Hill, where renovations continue on Theodore Roosevelt’s Oyster Bay home despite the shutdown, and the historic lighthouse built in 1858 just east of Robert Moses State Park. National Parks Service employees that run both facilities have been furloughed under the shutdown.“The fact that this hit us here is ironic because we go to museums and parks almost every day,” said one woman from Washington, D.C. and Oak Beach who declined to give her name after groaning with anger when she arrived Saturday at the lighthouse with her daughter to find it closed. “I hope they get themselves together and fix this fast.”Republican leaders in the House of Representatives shut down the government Tuesday, the day the Affordable Care Act went into effect, when the U.S. Senate’s Democratic leaders rebuffed the GOP’s demands that Congress defund the law known as Obamacare.Aside from leaving hundreds of thousands of federal employees out of work and  effecting countless Americans who rely on agencies deemed nonessential aside from federal courts, investigators and military, the shutdown also closed the Elizabeth Morton National Wildlife Refuge in Noyac and the Historic William Floyd Estate Grounds in Mastic, which is run by the Fire Island National Seashore, same as the FI lighthouse, Sailor’s Haven beach and Watch Hill beach.“It’s unfortunate, what’s going on in Washington shouldn’t affect everyone’s daily life, it’s terrible,” said Walter Pawliw, a salesman who walks his dog at Sagamore Hill once a week. “This is one of the few parks that allow me to walk my dog. This is his favorite spot.”Lori Arnel, an Oyster Bay resident who also came to the house of the 26th president—who greatly expanded the national parks system—to walk her dog on Friday, found the often lively park deserted. She halted at the Do Not Enter sign and barricade blocking the entrance.“My first reaction when I saw that it is closed is that I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “I live right around the corner so it never really hit me that they would shut this down.”Others, such as  Ed Mulle, a director from South Nassau Communities Hospital, just went around the barricade. “I usually come here to bicycle from up and down the hill and although the park is closed I can still bicycle up and down the hill so it really doesn’t affect me personally,” Mulle said, adding: “I think politically this is a mess.”The shut down did not effect previously contracted renovations at the lighthouse, where scaffolding was recently removed, and Sagamore Hill that is in the middle of renovations, which had closed much of the home to public tours until 2015.“Although the government shut down this park I’m still doing work here because I work for a contractor, I’m not too affected,” Mike McLaughlin, a Cooper Power & Lighting construction worker said while on his break. “I’m disappointed because people come here to walk dogs; it messes up the daily routine.While most went on about their day, some tried to predict how long this shutdown would last.“As much as you would like to think it will be over soon, my gut feeling is that it will be awhile before this park opens again,” said Arnel, the dog walker. Pawliw, the salesman, predicted it would last at least another week, saying: “The presidential camp and the House of Representatives seem to be weakening, so hopefully it will only be for about another two weeks.”last_img read more

To catch a fraudster: FBI stops criminals with tips from CO-OP shared branching credit unions

first_imgCriminals are at their best when victims are unaware. Financial crooks, especially, are most handsomely enriched when they can pull off their cons quickly before their marks get wise. Aside from speed, payment fraudsters – from check-kiters to identity thieves – also pay close attention to geography. In some cases, it makes sense for them to stay close to the victimized individual or organization to evade fraud prevention efforts triggered by zip code. In other situations, crooks must jump from city to city, or state to state, to keep ahead of local law enforcement. For this reason, it’s more important than ever for credit unions to be a part of a national fraud prevention network like CO-OP Shared Branch.Here are three recent incidents that highlight what happens with credit unions across the nation work together to advance fraud detection and prevention.Fraud Ring Accomplice Stopped by Illinois TellerFor three months in the early part of this year, one particularly nasty perpetrator was committing identity fraud in credit union branches in several different states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Texas and Florida. CO-OP, acting in collaboration with several different law enforcement agencies and credit union organizations, ultimately got her off the streets and out of the movement’s branches.As the crook, who is believed to be part of a larger identity theft ring, made her moves, CO-OP engaged a syndicate of state networks and credit unions to gather security images and additional information on each fraud incident. After all the details were compiled, a fraud alert was distributed across the entire CO-OP Shared Branch network, reaching 1,800 credit unions and their frontline staff.Shortly thereafter, a credit union teller in Illinois recognized the woman as she entered the branch. The teller contacted police, and the thief was arrested. CO-OP continued to support law enforcement post-arrest by working with the U.S. Secret Service to assist with the suspect’s interrogation.25 Driver’s Licenses and 60 Fake Checks Found on SuspectMore recently, a  thief in Virginia had been purchasing merchandize with counterfeit checks issued by a credit union. Thanks to the fast-acting of credit unions in the CO-OP Shared Branch network, the impacted state’s credit union league and the FBI, the perpetrator was captured before he could do more damage.When arrested, he was in possession of 50 credit union- and bank-issued checkbooks, 60 loose checks and more than 25 driver’s licenses all with the same name. According to the arresting officer, the suspect had reported his driver’s license lost multiple times. Each time, he successfully secured a new card with a new driver’s license number. Armed with this collection of fake IDs, he had the opportunity to continue his spree for many months had he not been stopped.Georgia ID Used to Steal from Colorado Member in North CarolinaJust last month, a Colorado credit union member noticed unusual withdrawals from her account. The transactions had occurred in North Carolina. The perpetrator had used a counterfeit Georgia driver’s license to request cash withdrawals at three different credit union branches within the same local area. CO-OP quickly alerted the state league and published a fraud alert, including an image of the suspect. Thanks to the notification, credit union staff in North Carolina recognized and denied the crook’s request when she visited their branch. Days later a second credit union’s staff member, who also recognized the perpetrator from the alerts, called the authorities who ultimately arrested the suspect.Credit Unions Link Together to Fight FraudAs these incidents demonstrate, collaboration is critical to thwarting the fast-moving, far-reaching payment crimes of today. When part of a network like CO-OP Shared Branch, credit unions can quickly communicate fraud trends, incidents, tips and tricks. Collaboration with law enforcement is also easier when credit unions are connected and working together to fight fraud.Just as credit unions share information with law enforcement, agencies like the U.S. Secret Service regularly share crime intel with credit unions via CO-OP’s fraud team. For example, the agency recently shared detailed instructions, authored by a convicted and incarcerated identity thief, on how to create a credit union member profile. The instructions had been scrolled on a writing pad discovered in a prison cell. Armed with real-time information like this, the movement’s ability to not only spot, but predict, payment fraud scams is immediately enhanced.The Complete PictureStopping all fraud is a lofty goal, but one credit unions and CO-OP’s fraud team pursues none-the-less. The combination of human talent with advanced technology like machine learning is creating a very unfriendly environment for even the savviest of fraudsters. Relentless, creative and tenacious, collective fraud teams across the network have contributed to a fraud loss rate of .003 percent from January to June of this year. Ongoing collaboration between law enforcement, credit union networks, state leagues and other credit union organizations is proving to be an effective defense against fraud. 125SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

What the heck is a “nomophobic” … and why should your credit union care?

first_img 33SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ron Daly Ron Daly is the president and CEO of Virtual StrongBox, a secure, end-to-end member engagement platform that can be integrated into various workflow processes to provide high-risk Enterprise IT firms … Web: Details As if our stress-laden society didn’t have enough fears and phobias, now there’s nomophobia – “the fear of being without a mobile phone.” It’s that sinking feeling you get when you can’t find your phone or know you left it at home. The British Post Office coined the term “nomophobia” in 2010, and for some it’s a real anxiety. That isn’t surprising. Market research firm IDC found that 79% of smartphone users have their phones on or near them every waking hour. There were some 7.7 billion mobile devices worldwide by the end of 2014 – more than one for each of the earth’s 7.1 billion people. And nearly 2 million smartphones are sold daily – five times more than the number of babies born each day. But is the ubiquitous nature of digital devices really bad for the psyche? Smart technology is making it easier to navigate our increasingly complex society, and convenience is top of mind for most of us. Whether you’re buying theatre tickets or booking travel, checking the weather or finding the best route in traffic, these tools reduce hassle and save time. You can stay on top of work projects, keep up with friends, or gather information. And for many, smartphones allow working from home at least part of the time.Must-have vs. would-be-niceMost credit unions today know digital technology is here to stay and that offering mobile banking is a must-have app, not just a nice alternative aimed at tech-oriented consumers. It’s as basic as the branch, and more widely used – a shift from just four years ago. According to CEB (now part of Gartner), more than half of North American customers said they want to use via a personal channel (e.g., branch or call center) as recently as 2013. But by 2015, 81% favored do-it-yourself banking. Of those, 23% exclusively prefer mobile, while 58% prefer the mobile channel but also want a personal representative available only if needed.Most credit union execs agree they must offer mobile apps today, but here’s the rub: A basic service with few or no complementary financial apps might not be enough – especially if it isn’t easy to use. The CEB/Gartner research also showed that consumers want more functionality, such as digital apps that help them in other areas, such as money management, goal-setting and advice.It’s no wonder; they’ve learned from cloud-based retailers and service providers that there’s even more convenience to be had. Amazon is the obvious example: While the online giant has offered 1-click purchasing since its earliest days, Amazon continually makes upgrades to simplify buying decisions, from targeted suggestions to easy order-tracking and “dash buttons,” to reminders that it’s time to reorder often-used products. And Amazon’s Prime app offers perks like exclusive mega deals, no-cost content streaming and free shipping. Groupon also caught on early that it wasn’t enough to offer an app for discounted merchandise and services through a group-buying model. The Company has gone on to make couponing “cool” again with a splash of technology and enabling consumers to control their own experiences. Coupled with Snap, an app and intuitive browser, Groupon earned its spot as “Best Retail App” last year. But you don’t have to win awards or be the biggest online financial institution to meet members’  expectations. Using the right cloud technology can get you there without breaking the budget. A Walk in the CloudIn talking with credit union executives, I’ve found three reasons why some don’t take advantage of the cloud to expand their digital offerings: 1.“I can’t justify tossing out our legacy system when it still works.” Instead of chucking what you have now, cloud technology can help integrate the old and the new. A sound Application Program Interface (API) strategy allows you to affordably connect current systems to apps that complement members’ mobile banking, such as setting and tracking savings goals, making the home-buying process easier or help staying on budget.2. “We’re swamped now, and everyone already has too much on their plates.”Connecting current systems to cloud technology doesn’t have to be all or nothing; and focusing on one area at a time makes it easier. I recommend starting with enhancing mobile banking because members expect a digital experience that meets or exceeds the standard set by other apps they use. 3. “Data breaches and other cybercrimes happen all the time; we can’t take that chance.”The public cloud can be scary, requiring high-risk industries like financial services to be ultra-secure. That’s why Virtual StrongBox provides its secure customer engagement platform to clients. It offers peace of mind with patented end-to-end encryption technology, secure file-exchange with permission-based document sharing, private-cloud infrastructure that is SSAE16SOC-complaint and redundant servers. “Banking is necessary, banks are not”Famous words from Bill Gates more than 20 years ago and still relevant. While banking is our business, it isn’t all that important to consumers; most want to spend as little time as possible doing it. To help them appreciate your credit union, offer the financial tools and apps members want and need. Choose those that can make their lives easier and be used on any digital device – an important consideration for those experiencing nomophobia.No one wants the anxiety of a misplaced smartphone. But technology can help here, too. For example, Virtual StrongBox’s clients offer their members/customers secure, online “safe-deposit” boxes. Each member has a private space (My Virtual StrongBox), where they can store and access copies of vital documents anywhere there is an internet connection, and on any device. Files stored from their smartphones can easily be retrieved on their laptops or tablets.The busier we get and the more we rely on our digital devices, the more your m will demand a fully-functioned app. Sure, if you’re a nomophobe, it’s frightening when you can’t find your phone. But apps like “find a phone” or Tile Mate can help track them down and even lock them up. So, take a deep breath and relax; your phone will turn up … eventually.last_img read more

Long Island Chick-fil-A to Open This Fall

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Chick-fil-A, the controversial Atlanta-based chain of fast food chicken restaurants, plans to open this fall its first location on Long Island, in Port Jefferson Station, the company said in a statement Friday.Brookhaven town officials previously approved the location on Route 347 on the site of a former auto dealership. Local gay rights activists have protested the move on the grounds that Chick-fil-A founder Dan Cathy has publicly opposed marriage equality. Company officials have said it’s expected to be the first of many local Chick-fil-As.“We…look forward to serving our customers fresh, hand-crafted food with genuine hospitality,” the company said in a statement, adding that it will be locally owned and operated. A representative declined further comment.The restaurant will be one of more than 1,700 in 38 states, with the closest current location at New York University in Manhattan. Three years ago, Cathy said in an interview that he opposes gay marriage—a statement that sparked protests nationwide and highlighted his donations to groups sympathetic to that position.“Chick-fil-A has a long history of being taken to task for its donations,” David Kilmnick, CEO of the Long Island GLBT Services Network, had told Brookhaven officials during a 2013 public hearing on the planned LI location, which Kilmnick opposes.Cathy, who has made no secret of incorporating Christian values into his eatery—it’s closed on Sunday, so workers can attend church, for example—later expressed regret that his sandwiches became a symbol of the gay marriage debate.At the public hearing for the LI location, a company representative tried to appease the critics who spoke out against Chick-fil-A, known for their cow mascots urging patrons to “Eat Mor Chikn”“We’re not anti-anyone,” Scott Thigpen, Chick-fil-A’s director of restaurant development, said at the hearing. “We’re literally here to serve everyone with honor, dignity and respect. It doesn’t matter about their race, creed, sexual orientation.”KOR, the developer behind the restaurant, plans to build a 4,600-square-foot eatery with seating for up to 120 customers and 20 more outside. The plan also includes a drive thru, indoor playground for children, a 186-space parking lot and another restaurant not affiliated with Chick-fil-A.—With Rashed Mianlast_img read more

Manchester United and Arsenal on alert as Jerome Boateng is told to leave Bayern Munich

first_img Phil HaighMonday 27 May 2019 10:05 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link60Shares Comment Manchester United and Arsenal on alert as Jerome Boateng is told to leave Bayern Munich Advertisement Advertisement Jerome Boateng is set for a move away from Bayern Munich (Picture: Getty Images)Jerome Boateng has been told to leave Bayern Munich this summer by the club’s president, alerting the attention of a number of big clubs around Europe.The 30-year-old is no longer a guaranteed starter in the Bayern defence and has not made more than 20 league starts for the club in any of the last four seasons.The Bundesliga champions no longer require the services of the Germany international and he will be even more surplus to requirements if they can tempt Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt to Munich.The club have made their position extremely clear, with president Uli Hoeness directly telling Boateng to leave this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I would recommend him as a friend to leave the club,’ Hoeness told BR.‘He needs a new challenge, recently he has seemed out of place.’ Boateng has fallen out of favour in Bavaria (Picture: Getty Images)The World Cup winner still has two years left on his contract but he should be available at a relatively low price with Bayern making no secret of the fact they want rid of him.Manchester United and Arsenal are both thought to be considering moves for the experienced centre-back, with Paris Saint-German and Inter Milan also interested in his signature.It was an attempted move to PSG last summer that has been part of the downfall of Boateng in Bavaria as he tried to push through a move to France.More: 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 CityThe former Manchester City man told Bayern he wanted to leave last summer, despite turning down a move to Manchester United at the time, and tried to push through a switch to Paris.It never came to fruition, despite PSG offering £35m for the defender, but it left a sour taste in the mouth of those in charge at the Allianz Arena, particularly Hoeness.While Bayern would likely accept that same offer, or potentially even less this summer, Boateng’s wages could put off some suitors, as he is thought to earn around £118,000-a-week at Bayern.MORE: Alan Shearer picks which of Liverpool or Tottenham will ‘edge’ Champions League finalMORE: Sir Alex Ferguson takes cheeky dig at Gary Neville after Manchester United legends gamelast_img read more

Mikel Arteta ready to hire Dennis Bergkamp to replace Freddie Ljungberg

first_imgBergkamp would be open to a return to Arsenal (Picture: VI Images via Getty)Mikel Arteta wants Dennis Bergkamp to return to Arsenal, reports claim. The Gunners manager is looking to replace Freddie Ljungberg and hire a new assistant coach this summer. Ljungberg, who took control of Arsenal on an interim basis after Unai Emery was sacked, announced he had left his coaching role at the Emirates as he looks to take the next step into management. It has left a vacancy in Arteta’s backroom staff and, according to The Sun, he would like Bergkamp to fill it. ADVERTISEMENTBergkamp, 51, has been coaching on a volunteer basis with little-known Almere City since he lost his job as Ajax’s assistant manager three years ago. AdvertisementAdvertisementHe is keen to return into a full-time coaching position and it’s thought that he would jump at the chance to return to Arsenal. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 24 Aug 2020 8:47 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.7kShares Arteta needs to replace Ljungberg (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty)He’s not the only man in the frame, other reports claim that Brentford’s Andreas Georgson is being considered.However, the romantic choice would be Bergkamp, who won three Premier League titles and four FA Cups during his time at Highbury between 1995 and 2006. Bergkamp said in a recent interview: ‘I’m really interested in Arteta and how he’s doing as there are signs  he wants to change their philosophy.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 Arsenal‘When the time is right, I’d love to go back and get a role somewhere.‘Of course it would be ideal at Arsenal.‘I spent 11 years there and have a good feeling with the club.’Should Arsenal hire Dennis Bergkamp?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Arsenal make contact with Bayern Munich over Liverpool transfer target Thiago AlcantaraMORE: Bukayo Saka pays tribute to Freddie Ljungberg after Arsenal hero leaves clubFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisement Mikel Arteta ready to hire Dennis Bergkamp to replace Freddie Ljungberg Advertisementlast_img read more