In a move that brings together the leadership of the libraries of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and the Harvard Library under a single individual, Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library, has been named to carry forward plans for increased cooperation and communication as the Roy E. Larsen Librarian of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.In that role, Thomas will oversee all FAS libraries, according to an announcement today by Dean Michael D. Smith.The appointment comes just over a month after Thomas became vice president following six years as head of the libraries at the University of Oxford in England.Her dual leadership roles will be independent from each other. She will report to Smith on FAS matters, working toward better coordinating operations in the FAS system while still preserving the individual identities of each library, Smith said in an email to the faculty.“I’m very inspired by Drew Faust and her articulation of ‘One University, One Harvard’ and the benefits that can accrue to the parts by sharing their knowledge, their expertise, their collections, their facilities,” said Thomas during an interview at Wadsworth House. She called the FAS appointment “thrilling.”“If you look at what’s happening in the world today in terms of educational and research partnerships, there is a growth in global collaboration,” she said. “So if we can’t practice what we preach at home and have our own individual libraries work together or have our own Schools work together, how can we partner with Singapore or another part of the world? We have to learn how to put in place those modes of working together.”“A long and happy marriage”University Librarian Robert Darnton said Thomas’ vast experience makes her an “absolutely perfect” fit to lead the Harvard Library and the FAS libraries. “I think she was the best conceivable choice for Harvard,” said Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and a member of the Library Board. “She has such a spectacular career, and she’s so good with people and such an expert with books.”At Oxford, Thomas was Bodley’s Librarian, the first woman and non-British citizen to hold that post in 400 years. Before that, she was University Librarian at Cornell University for 11 years, served as president of the Association of Research Libraries, and held positions at the Library of Congress, among others.“She will be instrumental in helping the library to have an adequate place in the capital campaign,” Darnton added, noting the library’s fundraising needs.James Engell, Gurney Professor of English Literature and professor of comparative literature, said Thomas’ management style “seems to be extremely good. She seems to be tough-minded yet listens very well. She understands the complexities of Harvard’s libraries. And she understands that Harvard libraries have been going through a lot of transition in the last five years.”Engell, who is vice chairman of the Library Faculty Advisory Council, said that having a single person running the Harvard Library and the FAS libraries “makes sense” given the overarching goal of better connecting the libraries.“The thing that impresses me most about Sarah Thomas is that, with her experience and intelligence, she understands all of these complexities, and she does so without any factiousness or friction or ideological slant or preset sweeping goal in mind as she comes into this position,” he said. “There may be a honeymoon period, there may not, but my prediction is that it’s going to be a long and happy marriage.”At the invitation of Deputy Provost Margaret E. Newell and the Harvard Library Board, Thomas was brought in last January as a consultant to identify the libraries’ needs and propose how best to address them following what some would characterize as an unsettled period.“I was really struck by how important the library was, how much people cared about their library,” said Thomas of her winter visit.Her decision to leave Oxford, she said, was prompted by a sense of loyalty to the institution that first gave her a chance.“I’ve been associated with Harvard for a large part of my adult life in one way or another, and I thought, ‘Gosh, if there’s a way I can help bring this institution together, I would like to do it.’ ”“Indispensable for about five minutes”A Massachusetts native, Thomas grew up in Williamsburg, a tiny town in the foothills of the Berkshires. She traveled just nine miles down the road to attend Smith College in Northampton. After graduation, she set out for Cambridge to find her first job while she considered going off to law school or perhaps becoming a writer. Thomas found a position — as a searcher and filer at Widener Library.It was, she says, most certainly not love at first sight.“I never wanted to be a librarian,” said Thomas. “One of my best friends had come to me in my senior year of college and said, ‘Oh, Sarah, I know what I’m going to do, I’m going to go to Simmons [College] and be a librarian.’ And I thought, oh my God, that’s terrible!”After working at Widener, Thomas decided to go to graduate school to study German (in which she eventually earned a Ph.D.), and approached the inimitable Carol Ishimoto, then-head of technical services, to announce that she was leaving.“I went to tell Carol, and she said, ‘Oh, Sarah, I’m devastated. How will we ever replace you? This is dreadful.’ That was about 11 o’clock in the morning,” said Thomas. “At 1 o’clock, I came back from my lunch, and she had just appointed my replacement. I was indispensable for about five minutes!”Thomas said the experience stuck with her during her four-decade career. “It was a good lesson for me to learn that no one is really indispensable,” she said. “And it taught me humility.”It wasn’t until returning to Widener from abroad and being offered the chance to study library science with some financial help from Harvard that Thomas reconsidered a career that had once sounded unglamorous.“What I did see once I was inside a great library [like Widener]: Here you were in a place where the scope and scale of what was being done — and the depth of expertise, the knowledge that people had — was phenomenal.”“Getting people what they need”Although she knows that the libraries face a host of complex challenges that she will be expected to help overcome, Thomas said she has “not come in with any preconception” about how things ought to be handled.“I actually prefer to have … lots and lots of discussion with people about what are their priorities and to inspire people to think of creative ways to do things.”In the short term, Thomas said, she will focus on practical goals. “I need to learn more about what people are doing here at the University. Not just what’s in the library, but what the strategic goals are for the Schools and for the University. I need to then think about how we insert ourselves into that activity so we are supporting and collaborating in that.” Also, she’ll concentrate on “understanding the financial underpinning to make sure it’s sturdy [enough] to support those initiatives.”Asked how she intends to meet the needs of faculty, Thomas said, “The short answer to that is: People want more books. And I need to get them more books because that’s what they want. But the more nuanced answer might be: Which of these books do we need to own and store here centrally, or are there other ways to meet people’s needs and not spend as much on purchasing, ordering, cataloging, and storing material?”As for the collections, Thomas said the library has already prepared a report outlining strategic objectives for building content, which has been widely discussed and endorsed by the Library Board, and the next step is to continue those “worthy” efforts.Longer term, she intends to address the “twin pillars” for collections: expanding digital initiatives so more of the library’s archival treasures can be accessed, not only by Harvard scholars and students but by scholars around the world, and also making sure that Harvard’s paper-based collections of primary-source materials are preserved and accessible.“There’ll be a very strong commitment to developing collections because I think that’s an area where there’s been anxiety or dissatisfaction,” Thomas said. “We want to get people what they need and make sure when they want something, they know they can have it.”
First-year seminar focuses on the 19th century oil portraits of 25 Native leaders captured in an era of forced relocation Art and the history of indigenous America While sorting indigenous-language materials as a graduate research assistant at Tozzer Library, Sadada Jackson came across a 1903 English-Ojibway dictionary printed by Canadian missionaries, an 1832 spelling book in the Seneca language with English definitions, and an 1857 journal handwritten in Cherokee.Jackson, who earned a master’s of theological studies at the Harvard Divinity School this past May, was so struck by her findings that when officials at the library, which houses anthropology and archaeology collections, asked her to do a public exhibit based on her work, she accepted with enthusiasm.“It was an opportunity to give back and leave an offering for inspiration; a way to honor the past and take heed of the future,” said Jackson, who dedicated the exhibit to the speakers of indigenous languages and to “all who are listening.”Curated by Jackson, “Our Land Our Language: Reflecting on North American Indigenous Language Materials” will be on display at the front entrance of Tozzer until June. It includes two maps of the U.S. and Canada with the precise areas where indigenous languages were spoken in 1903 and 1915 highlighted and overlay indigenous-language texts. The maps were created by J.W. Powell, who was head of the Bureau of Ethnology from 1879 until 1902.For Jackson, an African American and a member of the Natick Nipmuc tribe, the exhibit gave her the chance to curate a display intended to help visitors deepen their understanding of native cultures. She also aimed to give people of indigenous descent a place to find a piece of their history.“I wanted to create a space for people who are indigenous, whether they speak or not their indigenous languages, where not only they can be themselves, but also inquire about themselves,” said Jackson. “It’s important for all marginalized people, especially black and native people, who often were not seen or were gazed upon, to have a space where they can see themselves reflected.”,Jackson, who spent a year surveying part of the indigenous language materials at Tozzer, helped organize part of its North American collection, which now features 122 items in 24 languages, including Apache, Inuktitut, Mohawk, and Zuni. Among them are dictionaries, manuals of grammar and vocabulary, spelling books, catechisms, hymns, and gospels translated into different native languages. They can be viewed online at Zotero Library.But the work is not finished. Tozzer, which has one of the world’s largest anthropology collections, with an emphasis on the indigenous peoples of the Americas, continues to grow its North American collection. It is also in the process of surveying indigenous materials of South America and Mesoamerica.Making materials available to the broader community remains a goal for library officials. Susan Gilman, the Tozzer’s librarian, recalled the powerful impression left by the visit of a Navajo elder who examined some texts housed at the library. When he read the texts aloud, everybody in the room was shaken, she said, as the words came to life.“We often get requests from people working on books and dissertations, but less so from the general public, and we’re open to the public,” said Gilman. “It is wonderful to make these materials more visible to not just scholars but community members.”Having a wider range of individuals engage with library materials will likely yield insights that may shed fresh light on research and scholarship, said Gilman, and is a strong reminder of how personal stories from the past can touch people in the present. Professor reckons with his family’s history in a study of his talented, if eccentric, relative’s art A colorful figure Such was the case with Jackson, whose grandmother, Mildred Selden, was also a black Nipmuc. The exhibit is interwoven with Jackson’s personal narrative and includes a video of her reading a letter to her grandmother. In it she recalled that the older woman, who was paralyzed from the neck down for the last 13 years of her life due to an injury, taught her how to listen and think about language beyond words — a skill she employed while planning the display.“The exhibit is the beginning of a conversation, and at the base of that is honest listening,” Jackson said. “I hope it inspires people to see beyond the video and the maps and start to make changes they need to make so that this kind of history doesn’t repeat itself, so that we don’t ever have to have languages that are lost.” The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Related
Thinking about the edge of anything evokes a level of anxiety that is equal parts exhilaration and apprehension. This feeling is no different for IT professionals who are tasked with deploying, operating, securing and managing IT resources outside the controlled — relatively safe — confines of the data center.Today, Dell Technologies is expanding our portfolio of edge solutions with new offerings that help you overcome the apprehension of edge computing so you can spend all your time feeling the exhilaration – and the benefits. The newest offerings in our portfolio are designed to help you address the challenges of unbounded data at the edge.Bring IT to the point of data creationIt wasn’t long ago that we were talking about the challenges of “big data.” Collecting, storing and analyzing vast amounts of data was truly a challenge. But that was back when data was “just” big. The challenge then was getting enough storage and processing power into the data center.Fast-forward ten years and the challenge has expanded beyond the walls of the data center. Gartner predicts that “by 2022, as a result of digital business projects, 75% of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed outside the traditional, centralized data center or cloud – an increase from the less than 10% generated today”. But this data is not your traditional data, it is unbounded and time-sensitive. It streams from mobile phones and devices. Generating value from data requires harnessing it and generating insights at the point of data creation — quickly, cost-effectively and securely.A new era of data creates new challenges for ITIt’s easy for end-users to think of data as intangible bits of information that magically appear at their fingertips the moment they’re needed. But IT knows better. Data of this size has mass. And when you combine big data with decentralized data creation and consumption, you trigger a whole new set of IT challenges.Successful IT leaders are rethinking the placement of applications and infrastructure, moving them as close to the point of data creation as possible. Moving IT infrastructure outside the data center introduces several constraints that IT leaders need to address.Locational: Bandwidth and network connectivity is limitedEnvironmental: Open to the elements or housed in dusty environmentsDimensional: Needs to fit in tight spacesElectrical: Subject to less-than-ideal power and cooling conditionsOperational: Far away from skilled IT staffSecurity: IT needs to control and monitor security outside the confines of the data centerOvercome edge constraints with new solutions from Dell TechnologiesDell EMC is answering these challenges with new solutions designed to help you extract value at the point of data creation while managing constraints.The new PowerEdge XE2420 supports edge operations and analytics in space-constrained, harsh environments. A low latency, short-depth system, the XE2420 has the flexibility to add up to four accelerators and 92TB of storage per server.For the most extreme environments, the PowerEdge XR2 brings together rugged compute in a smaller footprint. Built from the ground up for harsh environments, the PowerEdge XR2 exceeds certifications in shock, vibration, dust, humidity, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) for military and maritime applications.The new iDRAC9 with datacenter license, adds streaming telemetry to the PowerEdge portfolio. Now IT professionals can use AI to gain insights into the management of systems from the core to the edge. And because streaming delivers up to 10,000 times more efficiency than polling (1 vs 17,780 http requests) iDRAC9, customers can expect greater efficiency when gathering data in edge environments.The new Dell EMC Streaming Data Platform enables ingestion and analytics of real-time streaming data. With tiered storage, organizations can enjoy the ability to call back historical data for analysis alongside their real-time streaming data for endless knowledge and business intelligence.Let Dell Technologies help you #FindYourEdgeWhile apprehension is a natural feeling when extending beyond the limits of your data center, Dell Technologies can help you replace that apprehension with exhilaration. Dell partners with our customers every step of the way, linking people, processes and technology to accelerate innovation and help you #FindYourEdge. Gartner. “Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020”, October 2019.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Sydney Morning Herald:BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has thrown its support behind a push for Australian energy giant AGL to bring forward the closure dates of its remaining coal-fired power stations.AGL faced an investor revolt on Wednesday, as more than 20 per cent of the company’s shareholders backed a resolution for the board to align the retirement of the Loy Yang A power plant in Victoria and its Bayswater station in New South Wales with a strategy to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. This would mean shutting Loy Yang A, the largest brown coal fired power plant in Victoria, at least 12 years before AGL’s planned 2048 closure.While prominent local superannuation funds including Aware Super declined to support the motion, the $10 trillion BlackRock, which ranks as one of AGL’s top shareholders, voted in favour of it.AGL is Australia’s largest energy generator and heaviest carbon emitter, accounting for 8 per cent of national emissions. Like many top polluters, it has faced a rising tide of pressure both from activists and increasingly climate-conscious major investors to improve its carbon credentials and, in particular, reduce reliance on thermal coal.The resolution for an accelerated coal exit, prepared by the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) and co-filed by 100 shareholders, gained 20.4 per cent of shareholders’ support on Wednesday, but was not supported by the board and several other prominent AGL investors.Investors who backed the resolution expressed concern not only about the emissions generated by AGL’s remaining fleet of coal generators, but also the increasingly significant maintenance costs required to keep the ageing and failure-prone facilities running. AGL’s expenditure to sustain its existing operations has more than doubled from $255 million in 2014 to $536 million in 2020, one investor said. BlackRock noted that Loy Yang A would be more than 60 years old if it was kept in service until 2048, raising operational concerns in relation to reliability and safety.[Nick Toscano]More: BlackRock turns up the heat on AGL’s coal exit plans BlackRock backs resolution that would have forced early closure of AGL coal plants in Australia
Seeking new tunes in the new year? Check out the sounds of these five emerging regional acts.MARTHA SPENCERMartha SpencerThe Sound: Hailing from the mountains of southwest Virginia, Martha Spencer grew up in a musical household, surrounded by traditional Appalachian songs. With her family leading the acclaimed Whitetop Mountain Band, Spencer has been picking and dancing on stage since she was a teenager, but last fall she emerged with her own solo debut album. The self-titled effort offers throwbacks to classic country, built around Spencer’s honeyed vocals and heartfelt story songs, while also touching on rockabilly (“Hard Headed Woman”) and old-time strings (“Let the Wild Stay Free”).Top Tune: The album-opening “Blue Ridge Mountain Lullaby” is a sweet-voiced front-porch meditation with Spencer looking back at her family’s musical roots.Catch a Show: Performing at the Floyd Country Store in Floyd, Va., on February 23.SOUTH HILL BANKSSouth Hill BanksThe Sound: This quick-picking quintet from Richmond, Va., blends reverence for bluegrass tradition and Americana songcraft with urges to take acoustic music to the outer limits; a great new act for fans of the Infamous Stringdusters and Greensky Bluegrass.Top Tune: “Movin’ on My Mind,” from the band’s fall released album No Time for a Breakdown, is a reflective, windows-down anthem with a patient progression and nimble string solos.Catch a Show: Performing at the Purple Fiddle in Thomas, W.Va., on January 11 and World Café Live in Philadelphia on February 28.TELLICOTellicoThe Sound: Tellico, a four-piece string band from Asheville, N.C., plays Appalachian-hued folk brimming with the influences of old-time mountain songs and the roots of country music. Tasteful acoustic arrangements cradle the lyrics of main singer Anya Hinkle, who has a voice with affecting depth, similar to that of Gillian Welch. Irish folk legend John Doyle produced the band’s latest album, Woven Waters, which was released in the fall.Top Tune: Steeped in optimism, “Courage for the Morning” is a sunny country hopper about combating discord with kindness and looking forward to brighter days on the horizon.Catch a Show: Performing a hometown album release show at the Grey Eagle in Asheville, N.C., on January 18, with additional dates at the Reeves Theatre in Elkin, N.C., on January 19, and the Shady Grove Coffeehouse in Glen Allen, Va., on March 9.THE STEEL WOODSThe Steel WoodsThe Sound: The partnership of lead singer Wes Bayliss and guitarist Jason Cope (a former member of Jamey Johnson’s band), the Nashville-based Steel Woods play riff-heavy Southern rock with outlaw country edge, offering a sound that’s ready to please fans of Chris Stapleton and ZZ Top.Top Tune: “Rock That Says My Name,” a deep-drawled distorted reflection on mortality, is a standout from the band’s sophomore album, Old News, which comes out on January 18.Catch a Show: Performing at Songbirds North in Chattanooga, Tenn., on January 31 and February 1, the Grey Eagle in Asheville, N.C., on February 9, and the Shed in Maryville, Tenn., on July 27.SARAH SHOOK & THE DISARMERSSarah Shook & the DisarmersThe Sound: With an authentic warble that delivers earnest hard-living lines, Shook leads this gritty alt-country outfit from Chapel Hill, N.C., that blows off steam with both a twangy heart and punk angst. Last year Shook and her crew released their second album, Years, on the venerable independent Bloodshot Records.Top Tune: “News Ways to Fail” is a defiant, boot-stomping honky-tonk break-up tune about refusing to change for an overly judgmental partner.Catch a Show: Performing at Jig and Reel in Knoxville, Tenn., on January 16, the Grey Eagle in Asheville, N.C., on March 7, and Aisle 5 in Atlanta, Ga., on March 9. FOR MORE GREAT TUNES, Visit blueridgeoutdoors.com for ourmonthly downloadable trail mix playlist.
30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeff Kjoller Jeff has extensive experience in branding, art direction and graphic design, having served employers and clients in a creative capacity for more than twenty-five years. After graduating from the University … Web: www.loudthought.biz Details Brands are a little like that terrific new car smell you notice once you hop inside your ride. Everything is fresh and unblemished. With time, however, that new car and “new brand” smell fades. A variety of factors, from market changes to new competition can lead to a point where you must ask, “is it time to rebrand your credit union?”History offers examples of corporate entities that were forced to rebrand to survive. Examples of this include AT&T (after the breakup of the Baby Bells) and ValuJet (renamed from AirTran after a deadly plane crash). Other name and brand changes are more gradual and represent a response to changing times. Examples of this include Kentucky Fried Chicken to KFC, British Petroleum to BP and Philip Morris to Altria. A prime credit union example is StarTrust FCU, which evolved from Enron Federal Credit Union after Enron’s financial implosion. Other examples of recent name changes include Blue Eagle CU and GO FCU.As your credit union grows and evolves, its leadership must always keep a keen eye on its brand. Brand awareness and worth are the lifeblood of your credit union. Allowing it to fade, tarnish and fail to keep up with the times is devastating to your future growth and expansion. Left alone, a credit union brand will lose its value over time, just like that new car smell that starts to fade.While there are many reasons why it may be time to take a closer look at your credit union’s brand, here are three of the more obvious ones to consider.Time has simply passed. How long has it been since your revamped your brand? Five years? Ten years? Never? The gradual erosion of brand equity by time is a slow yet constant given. As a rule of thumb, if it’s more than five years since your last brand review, it’s time to do another one.Part of your brand doesn’t make sense anymore. This could be the credit union name, tagline or logo. Is it hopelessly outdated? Obviously tied to a certain era in time? Has your membership base changed in such a way as to render the brand dead in the water? If so, roll up your branding sleeves. It’s time to get to work.Your brand impedes growth. Think back to the Enron example. While this is an extreme situation, its lesson to credit union branding is invaluable. Do you think they were going to do very well as a credit union with that albatross of a name around their neck? Of course not and neither will your credit union if something similar (albeit less dramatic) limits growth. Examples of this include single-sponsor credit unions whose main corporate entity goes out of business (or has changed names) and credit unions with a significant change in their eligible membership base (such as switching to a community charter).In order to help keep your credit union brand fresh, you will have to learn to see it as a living, breathing entity. It is either healthy and thriving, stagnant and flat-lined or past its prime and decaying. To help avoid this, examine where your credit union brand is now and where it needs to go. Keeping up with this constant change is a challenge, but it is one you must embrace in order to ensure the continued vitality and relevance of your credit union now and in the future.
Spring is a time for sunshine… and spending! Before you blow your budget read on for tips on the best and worst things to purchase in the month of May.Three things to buyMattressesWarm weather means visitors so your guest room better be in tip-top shape. After you’ve done your spring-cleaning and decluttered your home, research Memorial Day bargains for mattress sales. According to Sleep.org, the newest mattress models hit the market between May and September.Outdoor gearBefore you plan summer getaways, make sure you have all the proper equipment. Whether you’re heading to the campground or the beach, get ahead of the game when it comes to buying those beach chairs. In the midst of summer vacation season when demand is high, things are always marked up so stock up now before it gets expensive.RefrigeratorsAppliance manufacturers typically release new models at the end of May. Therefore, over Memorial Day weekend as new products come in, retailers will mark old models down to make room for the newest items.Three things not to buySwimwearLike outdoor equipment, swimsuits will be a hot commodity come May but also tend to be a bit more expensive. Plan in advance and purchase them during cold weather months, as chances are they will be significantly marked down.Apple laptopsAt their Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple will announce new products and designs for their popular laptop computers. As with their iPhones, once a new Apple laptop drops, the demand is so strong for the latest and greatest that the older models often go by the wayside. If you can hold out and don’t need the newest version, take advantage of expected price drops on older ones.JewelryMother’s Day is around the corner, but so is a spike in jewelry prices. Instead of purchasing something sparkly and not getting the best bang for your buck, opt for a less traditional gift for Mom. Check out Etsy for more thoughtful personalized gifts or treat her to a spa package for some well-deserved pampering. 77SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
The March 13 headline on page A2 of The Gazette’s edition from the Washington Post article by Marwa Eltagouri reads – “Married Iowa lawmaker quits after video shows him kissing woman.” First of all, I knew that it would be a Republican lawmaker because if it were a Democrat, the story would never be written. The other thing of note, if you read the story, it was the woman (a lobbyist) who “leans over and begins kissing Dix” (the lawmaker). Was this a set-up? I’ll let the reader decide.LOU MOSHERAmsterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Three seniors who started as seventh-graders providing veteran experience for Amsterdam golfEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
Rio Ferdinand delivers verdict on Chelsea and Arsenal transfer target Houssem Aouar Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 19 Aug 2020 10:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.7kShares Advertisement “The confidence is what exudes out of this boy.”“He’s the heart of that midfield. If he has a good day they have a chance.”Houssem Aouar is on the lips of @GaryLineker, @rioferdy5 and Owen Hargreaves. It’s clear to see why! ð¤©#Club2020 pic.twitter.com/fd8euz3IHB— Football on BT Sport #Club2020 (@btsportfootball) August 19, 2020 Advertisement ‘He’s a fabulous player to watch. He drives past people and then it’s about decision-making and the timing of the pass.‘He has it all. He reminds me of [former Arsenal and Manchester City star] Samir Nasri at times.‘He’s someone who can be a top player at one of the top clubs in Europe.’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 CityFormer Premier League star Owen Hargreaves added: ‘Rio is right. He’s their best player, their most gifted player.‘To get nine goals and nine assists at 22… Everything he does is class. A lot of young players look like they’re rushing but he’s just calm and so good in possession.‘He’s the heart of that midfield.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: PSG defender Thiago Silva offered to Chelsea on free transferMORE: Arsenal winning race to sign Man Utd target Gabriel from Lille Rio Ferdinand has rated Chelsea and Arsenal transfer target Houssem Aouar (Picture: Getty / BT Sport)Rio Ferdinand has offered a glowing endorsement of Chelsea and Arsenal transfer target Houssem Aouar and described the Lyon midfielder as ‘fabulous’.Aouar has developed into a key player for Lyon, making 136 appearances for the French club and scoring nine goals this season.The 22-year-old’s performances have caught the attention of a number of clubs and reports say Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal are both considering moves.Speaking before Lyon suffered a 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the Champions League, former Manchester United and England defender Ferdinand told BT Sport: ‘He [Aouar] provides the creativity in this team.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘A kid so young but he’s relied upon so much. That shows the belief they’ve got in him and the belief he has in himself.‘You see his imagination and the pictures he creates and sees on the pitch, the vision and the tactical awareness. The confidence is what exudes out of this boy.
July 03, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf Reminds Pennsylvanians: ‘Masks are Mandatory’ Press Release, Public Health “Masks are mandatory when leaving the home,” Governor Tom Wolf reminded Pennsylvanians today.“Especially as we are beginning a long Fourth of July weekend, it’s critical that everyone remember that masks are mandatory and must be worn when leaving your home,” Wolf said. “This virus is not gone, and mask-wearing is a required mitigation effort that we know works to stop its spread.”Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed an order mandating mask-wearing on Wednesday. It remains in effect.FAQs on the mask-wearing order can be found here.Ver esta página en español.