Research contributionsDoyle’s research contributions include:* Conducting the first major survey, in collaboration withgovernment agencies, to determine the prevalence of E. coliO157:H7 in dairy cattle.* Identifying, in collaboration with UGA veterinary pathologists,the principal sites of localization of E. coli in cattle.* Identifying and characterizing the unusual acid tolerance of E.coli O157:H7.Doyle is an advisor to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S.Food and Drug Administration and World Health Organization. Heoften serves as a consultant to the Centers for Disease Controland Prevention in investigations of foodborne illness outbreaks.He is a consultant, too, to food processors to help set upprocedures to ensure food safety.Doyle organized and edited one of the most-used reference bookson foodborne pathogens, “Foodborne Bacterial Pathogens.” Heco-edited the recently published “Food Microbiology: Fundamentalsand Frontiers.” Director of UGA’s Center for Food SafetyDoyle is a regents professor of food microbiology and thedirector of the UGA Center for Food Safety in Griffin, Ga. Hecame to UGA in 1991 from the University of Wisconsin, where hewas the Wisconsin distinguished professor of food microbiologyand toxicology.In 1993, Doyle established the Center for Food Safety. Hedeveloped a research program that promotes collaboration amongthe food industry, the university and federal and state agencies.His research focuses on developing methods to detect and controlfoodborne bacterial pathogens at all levels of the foodcontinuum, from the farm to the table. He is internationallyacknowledged as a leading authority on foodborne pathogens,especially Escherichia coli O157:H7.In the early 1980s, Doyle was the first food microbiologist tostudy E. coli O157:H7, the major cause of hemolytic uremicsyndrome in children in the United States.His research group at the University of Wisconsin developed thefirst procedure for isolating this pathogen from foods anddetermined the heat treatments needed to kill it in ground beef.The research group also developed a monoclonal antibody nowwidely used to rapidly detect E. coli in foods. By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaUniversity of Georgia food microbiologist Michael Doyle has beenelected as a member of the Institute of Medicine.Established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, theinstitute is a national resource for independent, scientificallyinformed analysis and recommendations on issues related to humanhealth.”It is a great pleasure to welcome Dr. Doyle to the Institute ofMedicine,” said IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg. “Members areelected through a highly selective process that recognizes thosewho have made major contributions to the advancement of themedical sciences, health care and public health. Election isconsidered one of the highest honors in the fields of medicineand health.”By accepting their election, members commit to devoting asignificant amount of volunteer time as members of IOM committeeswhose work focuses on health policy issues. Awards and honorsLast year, he and UGA food microbiologist Larry Beuchat wereawarded the Partners in Public Health Award by CDC. In 1996, hereceived the Nicholas Appert Award, the highest given by theInstitute of Food Technologists, a nonprofit scientific societywith 28,000 members. Among many other awards and honors, he has received the award forprofessional excellence from the American Agricultural EconomicsAssociation, the Samuel Cate Prescott award for research from theInstitute of Food Technologists, and the P.R. Edwards award foroutstanding service in microbiology from the Southeastern branchof the American Society for Microbiology.
Although the upcoming COP17 conferencemay not result in a new legally bindingcommitment to reduce carbon emissions,it is expected to pave the way for thegradual transition to a low-carbon world.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. Formore free images, visit the image library) International Relations and Cooperation(Dirco) minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabaneis the incoming COP president.(Image: Dirco)MEDIA CONTACTS• Malusi MogaleMedia relations officer, Dirco+27 12 351 0174RELATED ARTICLES• Make a pledge to save our seas• WEF Africa to punt continent’s agenda• New drive for greener cars• COP17: what’s possible and what’s not• Using exotic woods to tackle povertySource: BuaNewsPresident Jacob Zuma has called on all South Africans to “Play their Part” in welcoming the thousands of delegates set to attend the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference – and to wear green on Friday 18 November to show their support for the event.“The President further calls on media to partner with government to mobilise the nation in boosting its ‘green’ economy and reducing the country’s carbon footprint as we count down to the conference,” government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said following the Cabinet’s fortnightly meeting in Pretoria on Wednesday.The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) takes place in Durban from 28 November to 9 December.Zuma’s call to “Wear Green for COP17” is elaborated in a government poster which states: “Whether it’s a cap, a T-shirt or even your Bok jersey … Show your support for this conference by wearing green on Friday 18 November”.This date marks the 10-day countdown to the event.Feeling the impact of climate changeSpeaking at a COP17 countdown event last month, International Relations and Cooperation minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said climate change had become “the most pressing sustainable development issue of our times.“We all feel the impacts of climate change in the increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, coastal erosion and flooding as a result of rising sea levels, increase of the occurrence of certain diseases, loss of biodiversity and economic impacts, and an increase in the number of environmental refugees.”Mashabane, who is also the incoming COP president, said that finding consensus among the diverse group of the 194 member states of the UNFCCC would be no simple task.“The conference in Durban will not be an easy meeting,” she said.Responsible, but bold in seeking solutionsBut, said Mashabane, it will be at the Durban meeting where UNFCCC parties would have to answer to the global citizenry.“These are ordinary people that suffer daily from the impacts of climate change and who have high expectations from their leaders to show leadership by being responsible, but also bold enough to find effective solutions to the threat that climate change presents to their livelihood, quality of life, dignity, and in many cases, their very existence on earth,” she said.COP17 afforded an ideal opportunity to shape the future global response to climate change, the minister added.“There is a resurging sense that agreement and progress in Durban are possible if parties are willing to shoulder their responsibilities and properly fulfil their leadership roles.”
LATEST STORIES Paul had 11 points and seven assists in his Houston debut. The Rockets tried to acquire Anthony after getting Paul, but couldn’t work out a deal during their summer-long discussions with the New York Knicks, who instead dealt their leading scorer to Oklahoma City on the eve of training camp.“Being happy out there on the court again, being excited, being motivated to be out there on the courtagain, it’s back for me,” Anthony said. “That feeling is back for me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut the Rockets, who had one of the NBA’s most potent offenses last season, might not need the extra scoring. James Harden had 16 points and 10 assists, Sixth Man of the Year Eric Gordon scored 21 points, and the Rockets made 24 3-pointers . Gordon had six and Trevor Ariza hit five on his way to 18 points.MVP Russell Westbrook didn’t play for Oklahoma City. Read Next NBA changes All-Star Game format; captains will pick teams LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The Knicks played their first game without Anthony, losing to the Brooklyn Nets.NETS 115, KNICKS 107D’Angelo Russell scored 19 points in his Nets debut to help Brooklyn take the first of two preseason meetings between the city rivals.Acquired in a trade with the Lakers, the former No. 2 pick started in the backcourt with Jeremy Lin, who struggled to a 2-for-9 night and scored eight points.Enes Kanter, acquired from Oklahoma City in the Anthony trade, and Tim Hardaway Jr. each scored 17 points for the Knicks.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City NETS: Sean Kilpatrick scored 15 points. … Brooklyn was 16 for 32 (50 percent) from 3-point range. … Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Joe Harris each scored 13 points. Spencer Dinwiddie and Quincy Acy had 12 apiece. … The Nets played without Allen Crabbe and Caris LeVert because of ankle injuries.KNICKS: Kristaps Porzingis scored 15 points. … First-round pick Frank Ntilikina of France came off the bench and scored five points on 1-for-7 shooting from the field. … Hardaway made five 3-pointers.UP NEXT: Brooklyn (1-0) hosts Miami on Thursday. New York (0-1) visits Washington on Friday.BULLS 113, PELICANS 109Cristiano Felicio scored 15 points and the Bulls overcame a strong performance from the All-Star tandem of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins in New Orleans.Davis had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Cousins added 20 points and 10 boards.BULLS: Nikola Mirotic and Justin Holiday each scored 14 points. … Rookie Lauri Markkanen, whose rights Chicago acquired when they traded Jimmy Butler to Minnesota, didn’t play because of back spasms. He is expected to miss the Bulls’ first two preseason games. … Denzel Valentine made four 3-pointers for his 12 points.PELICANS: Rajon Rondo started against the team he played for last season and finished with five points, eight assists and four rebounds. … Davis and Cousins each played about 33 minutes, Rondo 31 and Jrue Holiday almost 30. Dante Cunningham was the only starter below 20 minutes. … Cunningham is starting in place of forward Solomon Hill, who is not expected back until February because of hamstring tear. … E’Twaun Moore scored 16 points.UP NEXT: Chicago (1-0) visits Dallas on Wednesday. New Orleans (0-1) visits Oklahoma City on Friday.SUNS 114, TRAIL BLAZERS 112 Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) is guarded by Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game in Tulsa, Okla., Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Carmelo Anthony was sharp in his first game with the Thunder, though Chris Paul and the Rockets look like they will be just fine without him.Houston overcame Anthony’s 19 points in just 20 minutes and Paul George’s 15, spoiling their Oklahoma City debuts with a 104-97 victory on Tuesday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles07:50BYS Academy: Create a Fall Glam Makeup Look01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president TJ Warren scored 23 points and the Suns rallied with a 41-point fourth quarter in Portland.Damian Lillard had 18 points for the Trail Blazers.SUNS: No. 4 overall selection Josh Jackson scored 14 points. … Devin Booker had 19 points. … Alex Len finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds.TRAIL BLAZERS: Rookie Caleb Swanigan scored 18 points. Fellow rookie Zach Collins was limited to five points but had a team-high eight rebounds. … Jusuf Nurkic had 16 points. … CJ McCollum shot just 4 for 13 for his 10 points.UP NEXT: Phoenix (1-0) visits Utah on Friday. Portland (0-1) hosts Toronto on Thursday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) and Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez, left, battle for the ball in the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — His Utah Jazz teammates had been waiting for athletic rookie Donovan Mitchell to show off his explosiveness in a game. They finally got it Saturday night when the No. 12 overall draft pick caught an offensive rebound with one hand, behind his head and slammed it home in the same motion with Lonzo Ball looking up from the ground and the crowd going wild.Mitchell scored a career-high 22 points and the Jazz held on for a 96-81 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES View comments Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “We are still trying to find our identity still,” Ball said. “We are trying to run and some of the possessions are getting caught in the half court and we are just standing. So it comes with practice. We have to figure it out in practice and transition to the game.“I think I had nine points, four assists, something like that. It’s not enough.”Utah cruised through the second quarter before the Lakers found some momentum in the third and cut the lead to eight points thanks to nine third-quarter points from Ingram. Mitchell put together one of the best stretches of his young career to push the lead back to 75-64 at the end the quarter. He had an old school three-point play, the monstrous rebound dunk and a 3 from the top of the arc in just over 2 minutes.An 8-2 run to start the fourth quarter cut the Jazz lead to 77-72, but the Lakers were never quite able to get over the hump.“I think the little things hurt us down the stretch,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “They executed a little better than we did down the stretch. They hit that offensive glass, that is a big team.“It wasn’t our guys not fighting. I thought our guys did a good job of fighting they had some big second opportunities that hurt. They made more shots than we did at the end of the day.”TIP-INSLakers: Rookie Kyle Kuzma played his first game back in Salt Lake City after spending three years at the University of Utah. He went to his favorite breakfast spot and saw his former barber before the game. … The Lakers shot 5 for 22 from 3-point range.Jazz: Snyder wants more aggression from Rodney Hood as the team needs his scoring having lost Gordon Hayward and George Hill. Hood had a game-high nine attempts in the first half. … Rudy Gobert had his worst statistical game of the season with six points and eight rebounds.ROUGH FOR ROOKIES Ball has started all six games for the Lakers and Mitchell has started three and been the first guard off the bench for the Jazz. Both entered the game struggling with their shot as Ball was shooting 31.3 percent and Mitchell 25.0 percent.Walton talked about the challenges rookies face.“No. 1, the size, strength and quickness of everybody in this league,” Walton said. “No. 2, the 3-point line is further back. Teams scout much more in depth in the NBA. And the schedule is crazy for these guys.“Any rookie that can contribute in the NBA is impressive. … If you’re a rookie and can get anything done at this level consistently, it’s impressive.”UP NEXTLakers: Host Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday.Jazz: Host Harrison Barnes and the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Giles falters again, Astros lose to Dodgers in Game 4 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Ricky Rubio scored a season-high 21 points, had seven rebounds and four assists for the Jazz while Derrick Favors had his first double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds.Mitchell’s corner 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining gave the Jazz a 91-79 lead and put the game away.“I thought that we were gritty,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “I like that we shot 31 3s. We had one less turnover than last game, so showed improvement on that.“The game became different when they started switching everything in pick-and-roll. That’s something we need to learn how to attack better. … Guys just have to have courage to drive to the basket. … There were times when we were questioning ourselves in those situations.”Brandon Ingram led the Lakers with 16 points and Jordan Clarkson put up 15 off the bench. Ball, the No. 2 overall draft pick, finished with nine points, two rebounds and four assists — the rebounds and assists were season lows.ADVERTISEMENT The victory broke a two-game losing streak for the Jazz.“I haven’t caught a dunk like that in a long time, so it was kind of crazy,” Mitchell said. “It was kind of surreal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’ve been struggling the last few games offensively. Defensively, I’ve been playing well, but as a young kid, it gets in your head that you’re not scoring that much.”The Jazz jumped out to a 21-7 lead thanks to a 16-3 run highlighted by a floater from Mitchell after he pump-faked Ball and got to his spot with a eurostep. The Lakers, however, hung around throughout the night and made it a game in the fourth quarter, but never led.
Cape Town City – Bidvest Wits Preview: Benni McCarthy gunning for fifth win over Gavin Hunt Phumzile Ngcatshe Journalist Last updated 1 year ago 18:24 24/2/2018 Backpagepix The Citizens will look to continue their dominance over the Clever Boys Cape Town City will play host to Bidvest Wits in a Premier Soccer League (PSL) match at the Athlone Stadium on Saturday.With the 1-0 win for City in the PSL first round still fresh in Wits’ minds, the Johanesburg side will head to the Mother City in search of revenge.Lehlohonolo Majoro netted the only goal in the league match held at Bidvest Stadium back in August 2017 and that is the result which makes this encounter a highly anticipated one. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The Ladybrand-born hitman has now switched allegiances in favour of the reigning PSL champions and that also throws spice in the clash.With the Clever Boys out to avoid their fifth loss in all competitions against the Benni McCarthy-coached side, Majoro will hope to score against his former employers.Apart from the league defeat in the reverse fixture, Wits suffered three losses against City in the MTN8 Cup and Nedbank Cup competitions.However, a look at their recent run in 2018, Gavin Hunt’s men have only suffered one loss in 2018 which came against their hosts in the Ke Yona and will want to avoid any slip ups as far as their resurgence is concerned.They started their title defence campaign sitting at the bottom of the table and are now moving up the log standings, having beaten Bloemfontein Celtic, Golden Arrows, SuperSport United twice, drew against Kaizer Chiefs and lost to Free State Stars.Occupying the 11th spot on the table with 25 points from 21 games means their relegation concerns are eased for now, but their mission is to keep collecting maximum points.Following their Ke Yona loss, the Telkom Knockout Cup champions went on to bag a win over Mauritian side, Pamplemousses, in the CAF Champions League at home but lost away as they reached the next stage of the tournament.For the hosts, McCarthy has revealed his ambitions regarding this clash and it’s nothing but a win over his mentor, Hunt.While Benni insists they are still firmly in the title race, mathematics show that they have to fight harder and beat their visitors.The Citizens are slowly losing the title race as they sit at number six with 31 points on the standings and a win is what will revive their aspirations this weekend.Ahead of this encounter, the Wafa Wafa finalists lost 1-0 to fellow challengers, Kaizer Chiefs last weekend, but are through to the CAF Confederation Cup first round after beating Swaziland’s Young Buffaloes over a two-legged affair.With a lot at stake for both sides in the clash, there a less doubts that there will be a winner at the iconic Cape Town Stadium on Saturday evening, February 24. read more
PSG Neymar in doubt for Real Madrid clash after being stretchered off in tears vs Marseille Sabrina Belalmi Last updated 1 year ago 16:03 26/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(16) Getty PSG Neymar PSG v Olympique Marseille Olympique Marseille Ligue 1 The Brazilian star has not fractured his ankle and doctors also ruled out a serious sprain but he faces a spell on the sidelines after Sunday’s injury Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar was stretchered off in the second half against Marseille on Sunday after appearing to twist his ankle, although doctors have ruled out serious damage to the joint.The Brazilian had his head in his hands and appeared to be in tears as he was carried off the pitch, leading to fears he could face a long spell on the sidelines. The 26-year-old was attempting to play a ball in the 76th minute and after a tangle with Marseille midfielder Bouna Sarr, he landed awkwardly on his ankle and fell over in pain. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Neymar’s status for #PSG against Real Madrid will be in question after this nasty ankle injury … pic.twitter.com/krFQTavVgG— Goal (@goal) February 25, 2018PSG were up 3-0 at the time of the injury and won the match by the same scoreline, despite having to play the rest of the match with 10 men after using all of their substitutions. The Ligue 1 leaders face Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on March 6, trailing 3-1 from the first leg. First reports from the American Hospital, where Neymar was treated in the company of team-mates Maxwell and Marquinhos, were positive for the star. Neymar was cleared of suffering a fracture or serious sprain in his ankle, and his health will be monitored in the coming 48 hours. At the very least he is expected to miss a week of action for PSG, with further tests expected to determine the severity of his injury.With their talisman’s status in doubt and just 10 days until the match at Parc des Princes, PSG’s chances of advancing to the quarter-final have become even more slim after having lost 3-1 to at the Santiago Bernabeu on February 14.Neymar posted a picture of his ankle in a brace after the match to his Instagram account, with the message: “Ended up like this today.” He gave no indication of the severity of the problem.Team-mates Edinson Cavani and Thiago Silva both spoke out over the injury after the final whistle, and expressed their hopes that the Brazilian has not been seriously hurt.”It’s normal to worry about Neymar and see how his situation is. And if there is an injury, it’s normal to worry about it,” Cavani signalled to Canal+.”But we are always positive. And I hope he too. I hope everything is going well. That he can recover as soon as possible and be with us in the next matches.”Silva added: “It’s a pity that at the end we lost a very important player for us. It’s a shame, because it’s not football.”The referee should have intervened. Neymar plays and is happy to play. It’s true that things like that happen. If it’s serious? I think so, because it swelled up quickly. I am not a doctor, but I think he will be unavailable.”Boss Unai Emery was more optimistic, however, stating in his press conference: “First tests in the dressing room show he has a sprained ankle. We will conduct other test to be more precise. If I have to make a guess about [his availability for] Real Madrid tonight, I’d say he would be present.”Neymar has scored 20 goals in 20 Ligue 1 matches this season, his first in the French top flight after moving from Barcelona in a world-record summer transfer.
Premier League Cech and Koscielny must follow Wenger out of Arsenal door after another defensive shambles Chris Wheatley Arsenal correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 23:59 4/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) Getty Images Premier League Arsenal Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal Brighton & Hove Albion Arsene Wenger’s flawed system is failing Arsenal but there are certain players who should head for the Emirates exit door this summer Just when Arsene Wenger thought it couldn’t get any worse, Premier League strugglers Brighton were on hand to inflict even more suffering as the Gunners fell to their third straight defeat in all competitions.It took just seven minutes for Arsenal to go behind against Brighton in their Premier League match on Sunday afternoon. Lewis Dunk finished off a goalmouth scramble after goalkeeper Petr Cech was beaten to the ball by Shane Duffy for what was Brighton’s first league goal from a corner all season.The second goal came on 26 minutes when Laurent Koscielny gave the ball away and Glen Murray was on hand to head in a cross from Pascal Gross. Brighton could and should have added to Arsenal’s woes in the first half by putting the game out of reach but Chris Hughton’s side spurned several clear-cut chances to give Wenger’s below-par team a hope of getting back into the game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Three away wins in 15 games would be enough to get most top-level managers the sack and the likelihood of Wenger leaving Arsenal after 20 years is becoming more and more likely with each defeat. Former Gunners striker Alan Smith pondered in his commentary for Sky Sports whether majority shareholder and owner Stan Kroenke was watching the game, branding this Arsenal team the “worst” he’s seen for years. “The discontentment won’t go until there’s a new manager.”Kroenke’s son Josh, who is currently in London on a three month review of matters at Arsenal, was not believed to have been present at the AMEX for another dismal defeat, but he is the man who will have a key influence in picking Wenger’s successor and deciding whether the Frenchman’s contract – which expires in the summer of 2019 – should come to an end sooner than next year.Arsenal were toothless in the first half and the system Wenger has deployed this season clearly isn’t working. The 4-2-3-1 formation is providing no width due to the absence of natural wingers.The reliance on the full-backs to get forward means that opposition teams can exploit the space behind them – as Brighton did on Sunday to Calum Chambers and Sead Kolasinac – which subsequently places more pressure on the central defenders and the man screening the back four, Granit Xhaka.When your £35 million deep-lying playmaker is forced to cover for the rampaging full-backs, the problems at hand are there for everyone in the Premier League to see.While the system is flawed, that’s not to say there aren’t individuals in the current Arsenal team who need replacing. Petr Cech hasn’t kept a clean sheet in his last 11 matches and the ageing Laurent Koscielny, who hit the post shortly before half time, lacks vocal leadership and an assertiveness which he hasn’t had since his partnership with club captain Per Mertesacker was broken up a couple of seasons ago.Only winning the Europa League can save Arsenal’s season now but few would give them much hope of that. Indeed, on Thursday they face what looks like a thankless task against a Gennaro Gattuso-inspired AC Milan side who are unbeaten in 13 games. It really does go from bad to worse for Wenger and every Arsenal fan. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi’s boots – a history of the Barcelona & Argentina star’s best footwear Goal 21:25 5/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Lionel Messi Barcelona Argentina WTF Goal takes a look at the footwear that has been used by the Barcelona icon over the years, from early flirtations with Nike to his own Adidas brand What boots does Lionel Messi wear? Well, it turns out that the Barcelona star wears a lot of different boots.The Argentina captain is widely considered to be one of the greatest footballers of all time and he has won four Champions League titles during his career, as well as eight La Ligas.One of Adidas’ star athletes, he is kitted out by the sportswear giants, who have invested heavily into crafting boots worthy of his abilities. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp So what sort of footwear does a five-time Ballon d’Or winner use on the pitch? Goal takes a look at Messi’s current boots, as well as some of the best he’s used in the past.Barca breakthrough in Nike bootsGiven that he is now the top asset in Adidas’ glittering roster of footballers it may be hard to believe that Messi originally favoured Nike footwear.He wore Nike’s Tiempo boots as he starred in Argentina’s successful 2005 Under-20 World Cup campaign and also wore the famous Mercurial Vapor and T-90 at different stages. At the time, Messi was playing alongside Ronaldinho, who was – and still is – one of Nike’s biggest stars, and the precocious Argentine was tipped as the Brazilian’s heir in Catalunya.A certain Cristiano Ronaldo was also making waves at Manchester United while donning the ‘swoosh’ during that period.However, Nike were denied a marketing dream team as Adidas ultimately lured Messi away from the embrace of their rivals and into the arms of the brand with the three stripes by offering him a more lucrative sponsorship deal.The rest, as they say, is history.Adidas F50 TUNiTAfter firmly nailing his colours to the Adidas mast, Messi was soon seen wearing the brand’s footwear on pitches in Spain, Europe and across the globe.Around that time, the Predator series of boots had been popularised by the likes of Zinedine Zidane and David Beckham, but Adidas were beginning to explore new lines of design. Messi’s speed, guile and all-round trickery fitted perfectly with the brand’s new F50 design, which was built for players with that particular style of play.From 2006 on, he generally wore the F50 TUNiT boot as he cemented his reputation as one of the best players in the world.Adidas F50iThe year 2009 was an incredibly successful time for Messi as he won a treble with Barcelona and he did so while wearing the blue F50i boots he helped Adidas launch.The Argentine scored Barca’s second goal in the final of the Champions League against Manchester United and he famously celebrated by taking off his boot and kissing it.The year was topped off as he picked up his first ever Ballon d’Or, leading Adidas to explore new gold-tinted boot designs for their prize asset.Adidas F50 AdizeroAs Messi’s star continued to rise, Adidas eventually started to craft boots specifically for the Barca talisman, with the new designs featuring his own personal branding.Messi clearly felt that the F50 style suited him as he stuck with them in their various incarnations for the guts of a decade.Some of the more memorable versions include the 2012 white and gold F50 Adizero boots, which cleverly acknowledged the Argentine’s three Ballons d’Or wins (2009, 2010 and 2011) and featured the Messi logo on the heel.By this time, the F50 Adizero design had migrated the stripes to the back end of the boot instead of the front and, later that year, Messi could be seen wearing a striking silver and orange version of the boots.In the lead up to the 2014 World Cup Adidas opted to make some changes to their signature F50 boots and, of course, Messi was the main man to promote them.The main design for the new F50s at the tournament was white with black and orange markings, similar in style to the Adidas Brazuca ball that was in use.But, as was becoming the norm in the world of football boots, there was plenty of tinkering.A variety of different versions of the Adizero boots appeared throughout 2014, with Adidas even producing a unique multi-coloured design for Messi’s birthday, which took place during the World Cup in Brazil.The Adizero F50 boots remained Messi’s favoured footwear after the tournament, but he began wearing the newer monotone coloured style instead.Adidas Messi 15 & Messi 16In 2015 Adidas launched an all-new range of Messi-inspired boots aptly named ‘Messi 15’ and they were regularly updated with various new colours for different occasions.For example, the brand marked the occasion of the Argentine’s fifth Ballon d’Or win by introducing a fresh platinum look.Throughout 2015 and early 2016, being the brand ambassador he is, Messi wore the different Messi 15 designs brought out by Adidas.The Messi 15 boots ranged in colours, from black and red to lime and red, as well as the aforementioned platinum editions.Eventually Adidas and Messi moved on and the Messi 16 boots were launched the following year featuring a more metallic look that gave them a different, shiny appearance.Like their predecessors, the Messi 16 boots were updated regularly, coming in a long list of different colourways and the Argentine would often mix things up.For example, he may have worn a lime green and black style while playing for Barca, but favour a silver and blue style when representing his country.Messi’s current boots – Adidas Nemeziz Messi is currently using Adidas’ Nemeziz series of boots and has been doing so since 2017 when the range was initially launched.The Barca star actually has his own particular design in the range, simply known as ‘Nemeziz Messi’, which incorporates his name into the upper of the boot on the sides and top.They have come in different colour schemes and Messi initially played games wearing the white style with black and orange features.He then moved on to the limited edition Argentina-inspired version, which are white and sky blue in colouring, a nod to the country’s famous albiceleste national flag and team shirts.Towards the end of 2017, the Argentine tended to favour the black, gold and orange Skystalker Nemeziz style. However, he helped Adidas to launch an new design in early 2018, featuring a silver, black and blue colour scheme.Since January, Messi has mainly worn the newest edition, but he has occasionally mixed it up.At the time of writing, the newest Adidas Nemeziz Messi boots are on the market at £249.95, but the Argentina-inspired versions can be picked up at a reduced price of £109.98.With the 2018 World Cup fast approaching, if recent history has been anything to go by, it won’t be long before Adidas launch their next Messi-inspired boot
Manchester United Man Utd Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Liverpool Kris Voakes Man Utd Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 15:10 10/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Catherine Ivill Manchester United Premier League Manchester United v Liverpool Liverpool Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Saturday With Manchester United fans still scraping themselves off the ceiling after the thrill of their late, late show in the 3-2 comeback win over Crystal Palace on Monday, they now ready themselves for the visit of Liverpool to Old Trafford which will decide which team takes second place going into the last eight games of the season.Jose Mourinho’s side have now come from behind to pick up maximum points in their last two fixtures, but they may well have to raise their game a level against their fierce old rivals if they are to record a third successive victory.They do at least have the knowledge that they are now nine points ahead of fifth-placed Chelsea so it would take quite a collapse to fail to make it to the Champions League places at the end of the campaign, but United fans, players and management alike will want nothing less than a top-two finish, having been in first or second place for the entire season so far. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp MAN UTD INJURIESHaving been without seven first-team players at Selhurst Park on Monday, United will be hoping that Anthony Martial at the very least may be able to make it for Liverpool’s visit. The Frenchman missed the trip to south London due to a knock, but could be back in contention this weekend.Ander Herrera remains unavailable due to the muscle injury he aggravated in the Champions League clash with Sevilla, while Daley Blind sits out once more as he continues his rehab from an ankle problem.Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones have both missed out with knocks in recent weeks but Jose Mourinho will be hoping that at least Rojo might make it for Saturday.Marouane Fellaini is edging towards a return, but probably won’t be fully fit until Swansea City visit Old Trafford at the end of March. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s comeback appears to depend entirely on the player himself following ACL trouble, with Mourinho explaining recently: “Is he injured? No. Does he feel totally happy, ready and convinced that he’s in a condition to help the team in this moment? No.”MAN UTD SUSPENSIONSUnited have no suspension issues, and Liverpool also have a full squad in terms of disciplinary absences. However, Emre Can has nine domestic bookings this season, meaning another booking before round 33 of the Premier League campaign will lead to him being suspended.MAN UTD POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UPJose Mourinho could look to make a couple of changes as he attempts to arrest the recent trend of slow starts. Marcus Rashford’s high-impact display off the bench against Crystal Palace may well have won him a starting place in the mind of his manager, while the Portuguese could also have been persuaded by the second-half entrance of Juan Mata.Eric Bailly could step in at the back after Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof had a rough hour to start Monday’s game, and Scott McTominay might find himself overlooked after an under-par 45-minute showing at Palace.Alexis Sanchez’s starting position will be the most fascinating selection issue though, with the Chilean a possible starter in the No.10 position in which he finished the win on Monday.LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWSMost teams would suffer a huge slump after losing £142 million worth of talent, but Liverpool have barely broken stride since selling Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January.The Reds are now hot on the heels of United in the race to finish second behind Manchester City, and their forward line of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane has collected 68 goals and 31 assists between them so far this term.Jurgen Klopp’s main injury concern is skipper Jordan Henderson, who limped away from the 0-0 draw with Porto in midweek which completed a 5-0 aggregate Champions League win. However, Henderson insisted afterwards that he should be fine and explained it was nothing more than a dead leg which had led to him leaving Anfield with wrapping on his right leg.Liverpool arrive at Old Trafford boasting a run which has seen them lose only twice in their last 27 fixtures in all competitions. During that time they have scored 75 goals to 23, and ended the unbeaten Premier League record of runaway leaders City.TV CHANNEL & KICK-OFF TIMEThe match at Old Trafford kicks off at 12:30 GMT on Saturday, with live coverage available in the UK on Sky Sports Premier League beginning at 11:30.BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS This will be the 170th meeting in league competition between these sides – Manchester United have won 67 to Liverpool’s 55 (47 draws). Two of the last three league meetings between these sides have ended goalless – just one of the previous 49 between them in the top-flight had failed to produce a goal. Manchester United have won 10 of their last 13 Premier League home games against Liverpool, losing in 2008-09 and 2013-14, and drawing last season. This fixture has seen 16 red cards in the Premier League – only the Merseyside derby has produced more in the competition (21). No side has scored more away league goals in the big five European leagues this season than Liverpool (34, level with Lyon). Manchester United have won three of their seven games against fellow ‘big six’ sides in the Premier League this season (W3 D1 L3), one more than they managed in the whole of last season (W2 D4 L4). Romelu Lukaku has scored 99 Premier League goals; if he scores in this game he’ll be the 5th youngest player to reach 100 in the competition, and the second player to score his milestone goal against Liverpool (after Harry Kane earlier this season). Jose Mourinho has won only one of his eight meetings in all competitions with Jurgen Klopp (D4 L3), with his Real Madrid side beating Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in a Champions League semi-final second leg match (still lost 3-4 on aggregate). Mo Salah has scored in each of his last five Premier League games; only Daniel Sturridge (8 in February 2014) and Michael Owen (6 in April 2003) have scored in more consecutively for Liverpool in the competition. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Transfers Mourinho warns Real Madrid: De Gea? I’d think of another player Sacha Pisani 10:06 13/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Real Madrid José Mourinho David de Gea Manchester United Premier League Primera División Manchester United v Sevilla Sevilla UEFA Champions League The Manchester United boss is confident his goalkeeper will remain at with the club beyond the season, despite links to Los Blancos Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told Real Madrid to forget about signing star goalkeeper David de Gea, advising the Spanish and European champions to look elsewhere to solve their goalkeeping problems. Madrid hold a long-standing interest in Spain international De Gea, who almost joined the La Liga giants in mid-2015.And the 27-year-old former Atletico Madrid keeper – contracted to United until 2019 – continues to be linked with Zinedine Zidane’s men. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp However, Mourinho is confident De Gea will remain at Old Trafford beyond the season, and has warned the Spanish giants that they might want to start searching elsewhere. “I think he will stay,” Mourinho told La Sexta ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League meeting with Sevilla.”I don’t know what Real Madrid’s intentions are, but if I were them, I would think of another player.”De Gea has enjoyed another stellar season for Man United, keeping a Premier League-best 15 clean sheets this term to help Mourinho’s men occupy second position behind runaway leaders Manchester City.The Old Trafford outfit welcome Sevilla to Manchester on Tuesday, following a goalless draw in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.De Gea produced a wonderful performance in Seville, pawing away Luis Muriel’s point-blank header in a moment of brilliance last month to keep the tie level.