Faust on forest foray

first_imgA tour of Harvard Forest gave University President Drew Faust glimpses of both the past and the future as she examined a colonial-era farm that is now an archaeological site and viewed experiments investigating the role of climate change in transforming the Earth.Faust became the first sitting Harvard president to visit the forest in more than 70 years when she and husband Charles Rosenberg, the Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences, last Thursday joined a small entourage that toured the area, led by Harvard Forest Director David Foster.With 35 undergraduates working there this summer and new research projects starting up — including faculty collaborations and the forest’s designation as part of the world’s largest ecological research program, the National Science Foundation’s National Ecological Observatory Network — there is a lot of activity there this summer, Foster said.“We have much to show and were delighted to share a beautiful day in our woods with President Faust and Charles,” Foster said.Harvard Forest, a department of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, contains 3,500 acres in Petersham, Mass. Set aside in 1907, it is home to just under two dozen resident researchers, and it hosts many faculty and graduate students who teach or conduct experiments on topics ranging from conservation to how humans affect the natural environment.The group visited the site of Sanderson Farm, inhabited between 1792 and 1829 and the site of an archaeological field school. The visitors viewed experiments probing the effects of climate change on the forest, including a large metal eddy flux tower, which holds instruments above the tree canopy to measure changing carbon dioxide levels, and an experimental stand of hemlock trees that has recently been infested by the hemlock woolly adelgid, an Asian insect introduced in the 1950s that has killed hemlocks from Georgia to Maine.The visiting group, which included Andrew Richardson, an assistant professor of organismic and evolutionary biology, as well as project directors and researchers, also visited a deer and moose exclusion experiment, which fences out moose — newly returned residents of the state — and deer to understand the impact their browsing has on the forest. Faust heard about student projects, speaking to sophomores Kelsey McKenna, who is conducting research on New England bumblebees, and Anne Cervas, who is measuring decomposition of dead wood and tree regeneration on a recently logged forest plot.last_img read more

Through the lens of black health

first_imgFabo’s parents, originally from Cameroon, immigrated to Massachusetts by way of Germany when she was 7 years old.“My parents sacrificed everything to come to the U.S.,” she said. “They did it for me and my siblings, and for our ability to see any future for ourselves that we could imagine. Going to Harvard, a top-notch institution, meant having all those doors open.”Downside of a powerful cellFabo found herself knocking at the door to cancer stem cell biology, completing her senior research thesis in the laboratory of Leonard Zon, professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard, and Grousbeck Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital.“The negative side of stem cell potential is that it can be co-opted by cancers to cause more damage,” explained Fabo. “I’m interested in the idea that cancer ‘stem-ness’ is related to more aggressive cancers.”“Tania is an extremely dedicated scientist,” said Zon. “She will be a force for change in medicine in the future.”The catalystFabo began her undergraduate studies with a focused interest in biology. But a sociology course — a pre-med elective — in her junior year was the catalyst that changed her direction and career goals. In that course, Fabo learned that minority groups face inequalities in the incidence, treatment, and outcomes of many diseases.For example, black women are affected disproportionately by breast cancer. In a study published in 2017, American Cancer Society researchers found that the death rate from breast cancer in 2015 in the U.S. was 39 percent higher in black women compared to white women.“I was shocked that I didn’t know anything about this, especially as a black woman,” Fabo said. “I was frustrated that my education hadn’t taught me about the disparate health outcomes that people like me are suffering from.”“Black Health Matters”It was Fabo who organized the first Black Health Matters Conference at Harvard.“I wanted to give others like me, who don’t know a lot about health disparities, the opportunity to learn about the issues,” she said.Over a few short months, Fabo and a group of fellow undergraduate black women planned and held the conference. They identified relevant discussion topics, ranging from reproductive health to health care in prisons. They reached out nationally to panelists and speakers and got them to participate. To make it happen, they gathered financing from groups both at Harvard and across the Boston area, ultimately delivering a conference of international importance. “Because of my experience, I am comfortable being a black woman in science.” —Tania Fabo Beyond HarvardThe Black Health Matters conference attracted the attention of students and professionals across the country — well beyond its original scope. Students who participated wanted to learn about health disparities, and professionals working in the field delved into the history of racism behind the inequalities.“It was incredible to see the diversity of perspectives that exist,” Fabo said.“Public health is a social movement, and students have always played a special role in social movements,” said Michelle A. Williams, dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a keynote speaker at the conference.“I applaud the initiative that Tania and her fellow students took to organize the Black Health Matters Conference,” Williams said. “It was a great example of the role students, particularly those whose voices and ideas have been underrepresented, can play in reducing racial disparities.”Building bridges: From research to careFabo’s ambition is to bridge the gap between biomedical research in the laboratory and public health efforts to reduce care inequalities.“I want to reconcile my desire to go into the sciences with my desire to help communities that are disproportionately suffering from disease,” she said.At Oxford, Fabo plans to study how race-based social policies might influence disease incidence. She will also try to unpick the biological mechanisms that might act as an intermediary between social policies and disparate health outcomes. For example, researchers have found that cancer outcomes can be affected by environmental stressors — perhaps those experienced by different racial groups.At home in scienceFabo came to Harvard to study biology and medicine. She leaves having accomplished that and more:“When I came to Harvard, I saw this diversity of academically excellent black people,” she said. “Since I was the only black person in my science classes in high school, it was a beautiful thing to be introduced to for the first time. Because of my experience, I am comfortable being a black woman in science.” This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.Tania Fabo ’18 started at Harvard University with clear scientific goals: pre-med with a focus on stem cell and cancer biology. Then, along the way, she discovered public health and sociology. Each one of these fields gave Fabo a different tool for investigating a burning question: Why should health outcomes in the United States be any different for racial minorities than for majority groups?Now, as a graduate in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology (HDRB) and a 2018 Rhodes Scholar, Fabo will take all her diverse expertise to the University of Oxford.Potential and possibilitySince arriving at Harvard, Fabo has felt at home in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology with the HDRB concentration.“I related to stem cells, and the idea of open potential,” she said.Fabo’s family story echoes the nature of stem cells.Unlike the specialized skin cells on the surface of your hand, for example, which never become another type of cell, stem cells have the potential to renew themselves and generate specialized cells found in the tissues of our body. It is the potential of different types of stem cells that allows tissues to grow and repair themselves. Stem cells are giving scientists radically new ways of understanding biology and medicine, and new approaches to treating disease. “She will be a force for change in medicine in the future.” —Leonard Zonlast_img read more

University announces parking changes, Eddy Street expansions at town hall meetings

first_imgWith the opening of Campus Crossroads, Jenkins Hall and Nanovic Hall scheduled for later this year, the Notre Dame campus is undergoing large-scale changes. However, the expansion of the University continues beyond even these projects.Lindsay Meyers | The Observer Throughout the week of Feb. 20, executive vice president John Affleck-Graves discussed various University issues and projects at a series of town halls.In a town hall addressing the human resources department Tuesday in McCourtney Hall, Affleck-Graves began by addressing one of the areas of greatest faculty and student concern: parking.Affleck-Graves said that there will be three major upcoming changes to parking — a new shuttle service, a parking garage and a paved lot on the current site of O’Hara-Grace graduate-student housing.These recommendations came from a parking committee assembled by Affleck-Graves, who said he wanted to preserve the University’s atmosphere while still expanding parking.“The whole idea here is that we want this to be a pedestrian campus,” he said. “ At the same time, we all work here, and we want to be able to get to our buildings, and the weather isn’t always great.”One of the central elements to expanding parking, yet maintaining a pedestrian atmosphere, is a shuttle service, he said. “The basics of what they want from the shuttle service are no more than a 10-minute wait during peak time and no more than a 15-minute wait at other times,” Affleck-Graves said. “We’re going to put technology up so that you are at least able to see where the shuttles are. So you can sit in your office and see when you wanted to go down.”The second major parking project the University hopes to undertake is the construction of a self-funded parking garage near Legends, Affleck-Graves said.Finally, Affleck-Graves said a temporary lot will be built on the east side of the University.“In the next year or so, we’re scheduled to take down O’Hara-Grace, so they asked that when we take that down, we convert it into a parking lot,” he said. “When that comes down, we will pave it, and it will become a surface parking lot, but the long-term plan for the University has that scheduled for a research building sometime in the future.”The second major project the University is undertaking is the expansion of Eddy Street Commons from its current end at St Vincent Street to Howard Street. The project is scheduled to take 12 to 18 months. This area will include retail and apartment spaces, with one of the key innovations being a new “flex space” on the first block of expansion.“The rents in Eddy Street are very high, so there is a way to make a lower price point for young entrepreneurs or people who want to start a business, and that’s what the flex space is,” Affleck-Graves said. “There’s a big window in the front that can be used for a store … it’s a kind of mixed apartment-business thing.”Affleck-Graves said the second block of expansion will also include a revamped Robinson Community Learning Center, a grocery store and graduate-student housing to coincide with the demolition of the O’Hara-Grace residences.“The next block down will be pretty much a mirror image, except the first level will be apartments, not businesses,” he said. “We’re hoping at least one of those, in the southernmost block, will be a graduate housing complex.”Affleck-Graves also touched on plans to open up Campus Crossroads briefly to the public during Welcome Weekend 2017. “We’re opening it up to the whole community,” Affleck-Graves said. “In a sense, it’s a dry run. The idea is, open it softly … test the video board, test the seating.”At the Athletics town hall on Thursday, athletic director Jack Swarbrick and University President Fr. John Jenkins discussed inclusion and specific goals for the athletic department and the University as a whole.Swarbrick spoke on Jenkins’ recently deceased mother and how she acted as a model for inclusion.“[The Jenkins home] was the place where friends and strangers and, it seems like, half of Omaha gathered. It was in a very natural way a place of inclusion — a place where everyone was welcome,” he said. “That’s the essence of the mission of inclusion and building diversity, and I think it exists best when it exists naturally in the lessons of someone like Helen Jenkins.”Jenkins then outlined his three major goals for the athletic department.“The first thing is integrity,” he said. “That’s absolutely critical for everyone at the University, but because athletics is so prominent, it’s critical. What I mean by that is, compliance with NCAA regulation and other regulations, but also to act in a way that you can be proud of and Notre Dame can be proud of you.“Second, we’re about these kids, our students … and help[ing] them grow as people — educationally, morally, spiritually — and grow into responsible adults,” he said.Jenkins’ concluding goal for the department was to win championships. Jenkins said these three goals must all be achieved and none left out in the pursuit of excellence.“If we do the third and not the first two, we’re not Notre Dame,” he said.The University will hold one more town hall Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Washington Hall.Tags: athletics, Campus Crossroads, Construction, development, Eddy Street, town halllast_img read more

NTPC, India’s largest power generator, to put a hold on new coal plant development

first_imgNTPC, India’s largest power generator, to put a hold on new coal plant development FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Economic Times:NTPC, India’s largest power company, will not undertake any new coal-based generation for the next few years as part of measures to reduce its carbon footprint and has decided to invest about Rs 25,000 crore to set up one of the world’s largest solar parks at Kutch in Gujarat. The solar park will be developed in phases over the next five years.The company also expects to disconnect some of its coal-based capacity from morning till evening to make way for affordable solar and wind power generation, said a senior company official. Besides, it plans to set up solar power plants of 1,000-MW capacity which will sell electricity in open market.NTPC’s plan to procure renewable power from plants across the country and bundle it with its coal-based generation will be implemented in a month, the official told ET on condition of anonymity.“We will not set up coal-based power plants for the time being. We are setting up solar plants at Bilhor in Uttar Pradesh and Barethi in Madhya Pradesh where originally coalfired plants stations were planned,” said the official. “Don’t be surprised if in the next three-four years, we may have to stop coal-based plants from morning to evening.”The government regulations to cap emissions from coal-fired power plants, which increase the costs of building such projects, have also prompted the company to turn to green energy for growth.Bridge to India managing director Vinay Rustagi hailed the decision. “It is a remarkable development and shows how far the renewable energy sector has come in the last few years. But for NTPC, a 100% thermal power-focused company and reliant primarily on a cost-plus model, competing with private developers in an aggressive marketplace is not going to be an easy proposition,” he said.More: NTPC to invest Rs 25K crore to set up solar parklast_img read more

Army to Expand Operations into Alemão

first_img The army’s participation will be expanded into the interior of the Alemão complex in a second phase of occupation of the group of favelas retaken by security troops on Sunday, November 28th, according to Gen. Adriano Pereira, the head of the Eastern Military Command. According to the general, the troops will cease acting merely in the area around the Alemão complex and will shift to entering the interior of the community, which has around 400,000 residents. “Today we have a guarantee of security on the Alemão perimeter. Now there’s a new directive, which is going to extend into the interior of the area,” the general told Reuters. The officer affirmed that he is waiting for a document from the Ministry of Defense establishing the lines of action, as well as authorization for army troops to remain until October of next year, so that a Pacifying Police Unit (Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, UPP) can be installed in the community. The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral, made a formal request for two thousand men from the armed forces to remain in the group of favelas until the installation of the UPP in the community. President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva also affirmed that federal forces will remain in the state as long as necessary to guarantee peace in Rio de Janeiro. By Dialogo December 02, 2010last_img read more

What does ‘competent representation’ really mean?

first_imgWhat does ‘competent representation’ really mean? March 1, 2002 Regular News What does ‘competent representation’ really mean?center_img J.R. Phelps LOMAS DirectorFew attorneys would argue with the statement — Law schools do not graduate competent practicing lawyers. Instead, law schools graduate persons with “technical competency,” i.e., graduates who have mastered substantive legal principles and know “how to think like a lawyer.” These skills, however, are only half of the “competency equation,” which is equal parts technical substantive skills (“technical competency”) and the ability to bring those skills to bear for the benefit of and to the satisfaction of a client (“performance competency”). It is this performance competency, the ability to communicate adequately with a client and then timely perform services so that reasonable client expectations are met, which is missing from too many lawyers’ erudition as demonstrated by Florida Bar disciplinary statistics.Every lawyer needs to develop “performance competency.” Only when a lawyer can bring together technical and performance skills to achieve a satisfactory work product or service which meets reasonably established client or employer expectations can that lawyer truly be considered “competent.”Bare knowledge of the law is not enough to brand a lawyer “competent.” The fact that an attorney possesses skills of technical competency to know the law which applies to a client’s problem is of little value if that knowledge cannot be applied to bring about a tolerable, if not satisfactory, resolution for the client. Clearly, knowledge of the law alone is not enough to brand an attorney truly competent. If, on the other hand, one has the ability to use and apply the law leading to a client’s solutions, but is unable to produce a work product that reasonably and economically meets the client’s expectations, one has failed to perform competently and the client has not been well served.Current Bar rules and ethics opinions only minimally acknowledge that the practice of law includes a substantial business component. Professional competence requires the ability to function administratively, not only in the client’s best interests, but also in the attorney’s own business interest as well. If a lawyer cannot organize work to meet deadlines, manage a system to monitor the running of statutes of limitations, or keep track of client costs and expectations, then the lawyer’s ability to perform competently, including adherence to ethical rules, may be substantially impaired. Many disciplinary cases stem from this reality.A total of 9,491 Bar disciplinary case files were opened between July 1, 1999 and June 30, 2000. A breakdown by category reveals 55 percent involved issues of “performance competency,” including such things as neglect (22 percent), excessive fees (11 percent), inadequate communication (11 percent), trust account violations (7 percent), and conflict (3 percent). The other 45 percent involve issues of “technical competency.”Many of the 5,220 “performance competency”-based disciplinary cases opened by The Florida Bar’s prosecutors were necessary because the lawyer(s) involved were never trained or exposed to the “performance” part of the competency equation. Consequently, literally thousands of lawyers unintentionally violate generally expected business practices, and otherwise engage in activities contrary to standards which judge and govern their performance conduct.“Competent handling of a particular matter includes.. . , use of methods and procedures meeting the standards of competent practitioners.” Rule 4-1.1 Comment.A study prepared for The Florida Bar by Penn & Schoen Associates, Inc., June 30, 1995, Perceptions of Lawyers: The Client’s View, page 5, recommends improvements in practice management skills that parallel the statistics from disciplinary complaints:• Billing procedures and fees must be explained and outlined to clients to ensure that they are comfortable and understand precisely how they will be billed.• Critically important is clear, timely, and empathetic communication between an attorney and the clients. If a lawyer cannot competently manage his or her practice, that lawyer is far less likely to produce competent work or service for a client. Many incompetencies stem from the failure of the lawyer to act with competence rather than from lack of technical legal competence. The Profile of Legal Malpractice: A Statistical Study of Determinative Characteristics of Claims Asserted Against Attorneys; (Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability of the American Bar Association, 1986) pgs. 7 & 21. (Attributing a vast majority of the errors that attorneys make not to lack of technical knowledge of the law, but to the failure to perform adequately.)As pointed out in the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education A Model Peer Review System of April 15, 1980, Section 7, Part a, of the Criteria of Attorney Competence, at page 21, “An attorney should be efficient in producing work. Legal efficiency is enhanced by (1) organizing tasks and practice specialization, (2) delegating to those competent to perform and under appropriate controls, (3) effective management of the organization, (4) adequate help, equipment, and facilities, (5) quality control of the legal and office processes and documents, (6) appropriate arrangements with the client on strategy, fees, and costs, (7) time, money, docket, and billing control, (8) internal work review, and (9) avoiding excessive work commitments.” (Also noting that performance competency enhancing skills are not normally part of law school training and are rarely even mentioned in any of the Bar’s current continuing legal education programs.)It is also instructive to look at the issue of client expectations. Two thousand adults were surveyed by the ABA’s Special Committee to Survey Legal Needs and the American Bar Foundation. The survey studied, among other issues, public experience with lawyers and public opinions and perceptions about lawyers and their work. The results ran counter to some widely held lawyer expectations and indicated that the four most frequently mentioned qualities in selecting a lawyer are: empathy and commitment; integrity; competence; and fairness of fee. More than 50 percent wanted a lawyer to be concerned and interested in their particular problem; 46 percent wanted a lawyer with a reputation for integrity, followed by 42 percent who indicated that the most important factor was the lawyer’s competence. Only 30 percent of participants indicated that their choice of lawyer was based primarily on fairness of the fee.For those who have utilized an attorney’s services, the survey indicates the following characteristics were important:• Promptness in taking care of matters;• Interest and concern about client problem;• Honesty in dealing with client;• Explaining fully to client;• Keeping client informed of progress;• Paying attention to what the client has to say; and,• Fair and reasonable fee.Contrary to what many may think, clients in neither survey listed the final result as a top concern. T here is almost universal agreement that the reputation of the legal profession continues to suffer. Survey after survey demonstrate the public’s dissatisfaction with the legal profession. One response by The Florida Bar to the public’s general dissatisfaction was the creation of the Bar’s Professionalism Center. Yet, the Bar’s professionalism appeal promoting the avoidance of incivility, reducing enmity with fellow practitioners, and enhancing respect for the court system, while certainly noble in mission, does not address the clients’ desire for competent representation in the sense of technical and performance competence.The Florida Bar’s Law Office Management Assistance Service practice management advisors, through diversionary, disciplinary, and voluntary consultations, have observed that the basic deficiencies which cause many member’s difficulties with their clients and the Bar are not caused by a lack of technical competency or even professionalism. Time-after-time LOMAS advisors rediscover what surveys and studies have revealed about the cause of the majority (54 percent) of Bar disciplinary cases: There remains a lack of understanding within the profession of how to improve performance competency.Without a broader Bar-wide mandate to improve this definition of “competence,” however, the LOMAS “ounce of prevention” will never eliminate the costly “pound of cure” necessitated by client complaints. Only when a melding of technical competence skills with performance competence skills is achieved will there be a true rendering of “competent” legal services. Recommendation Equal emphasis should be placed on educating lawyers about both parts of the competency equation. Proven law firm management skills should be taught to everyone who would proclaim to be a competent lawyer so they can truly function professionally and competently with their clients’ interests foremost in mind. The existing infrastructure of the Bar’s continuing legal education (technical competence) efforts can be easily and economically combined with training in the equally-as-important area of practice management (performance competence) to serve as a sound corollary to the Bar’s current professionalism efforts. In this way, the competency equation can be leveraged to its full potential. J.R. Phelps is the director of The Florida Bar’s Law Office Management Assistance Service, which is available for on-site consultations and for speaking engagements at local bar meetings. Call (800) 342-8060.last_img read more

Proposal would exempt lawyers called to military duty from having to pay Bar fees

first_img Proposal would exempt lawyers called to military duty from having to pay Bar fees The Bar’s Budget Committee is continuing to work on a proposal that would exempt Bar members called up for active military duty from annual Bar membership fees, as well as several other issues.Budget Committee Chair Mayanne Downs noted that the board last year approved in concept the dues waiver for lawyers called to active military duty. The proposal was sent to the Military Affairs Committee, which made some changes.The committee is now looking at further refinements, including making the exemption retroactive and clarifying that it does not apply to career, active duty lawyers but rather those who have their careers disrupted by being called to active duty.The final proposal will be brought to the board soon, Downs said.On another matter, the board approved on final reading new policies defining the financial relationship between the Bar and its sections. The policies are intended to limit Bar losses for providing administrative support for sections, guarantee a minimum amount of Bar support for section activities, encourage sections to operate efficiently, and spell out a revised funding split between the Bar and sections for CLE operations that encourages sections to sponsor seminars that make money or break even.The policies, initially approved at the board’s June meeting, were the results of two years of study and negotiations with sections. Although initially resisted by many sections, Bar projections for the final agreement indicated that some sections would actually fare better under the revised arrangement. (See story, July 1 News. )Downs also reported that the Budget Committee is studying the Bar’s policy of allowing Bar committees to have members attend by conference call, as a money- and time-saving measure for committee members. Current Bar policies do not generally allow attendance by phone conference.“It was our recommendation that we ask the Communications Committee to look at the issue of conference calls by committees and also look at videoconferencing,” Downs said. She noted that sections and some committees are allowed conference calls which cost the Bar and sections about $70,000 a year.President Alan Bookman said there are more than just fiscal concerns. He noted the Bar is actively trying to reach out to all Bar members to encourage involvement in Bar activities. One of the main reasons members give for not becoming more active in Bar committee work is the time out of the office required and the inability to attend by teleconference or videoconference, he noted.“If one of our strategic goals is to have more inclusion of all our members, that’s one of the things we need to look at,” he said.The board also approved four amendments to the 2005-06 budget, as recommended by the Budget Committee. Those are:• $25,000 to help co-sponsor the annual meeting of the National Conference of Chief Justices. Because of Hurricane Katrina, the conference has been moved from New Orleans to Florida, necessitating many last-minute preparations, Downs said.• $10,000 for the Equal Opportunities Law Section’s annual Business Development Conference.• $3,480 for the Special Committee on Paralegal Regulation, which planned an October 28 public hearing in Tampa.• $4,600 to fix storage shelves at the Bar headquarters after some shelving collapsed. November 15, 2005 Regular Newscenter_img Proposal would exempt lawyers called to military duty from having to pay Bar feeslast_img read more

Inspector’s report keeps Merry Hill on the edge

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Hong Kong schools to remain closed through easter, SCMP reports

first_imgThe city’s students haven’t gone to school since the Lunar New Year break began in late January. The third and final secondary school placement exam for Grade 6 primary school students have been canceled.Read also: Parents grapple with e-learning as schools stay closed in ChinaHong Kong has 81 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to a government statement late Monday. The illness has claimed more than 2,600 lives in mainland China since emerging in December. Nearly 78,000 people in China have been diagnosed with the virus, most in Hubei province, where the outbreak began.Topics : Hong Kong will extend school closures until at least the end of the Easter break in mid-April, the South China Morning Post reported, citing people it didn’t identify.Schools will remain suspended through April 10, when Good Friday falls, according to the report. Education officials are still inclined to hold written tests for university entrance exams as planned from March 27 onward, the report said.The city’s Education Secretary will hold a briefing at 2 p.m. local time on Tuesday. Earlier this month, the Hong Kong government extended school closures to March 16.last_img read more

Bernd Leno suffers horrific injury during Brighton vs Arsenal

first_imgBernd Leno suffers horrific injury during Brighton vs Arsenal Advertisement Advertisement Bernd Leno was seen raging at Neal Maupay after the Arsenal goalkeeper suffered a serious injury (Picture: BT Sport)Leno was replaced by Emiliano Martinez, Arsenal’s longest serving player, and the Argentine was immediately pressed into action when he was forced to dive low to his right and keep out Aaron Mooy’s rasping low drive.Mikel Arteta made five changes to his side following Wednesday’s defeat at Manchester City during which he lost January recruit Pablo Mari to a season ending ankle injury.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 ArsenalGranit Xhaka is also set to miss the next few weeks after sustaining an injury against City, while Sokratis Papastathopouls, Calum Chambers and Cedric Soares were not fit enough to be included in the squad which travelled to Brighton. Leno signed for Arsenal in the summer of 2018 from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of £19.2million. He had to bide his time and wait to make his Premier League debut with Petr Cech the incumbent No.1 but is now firmly established as Mikel Arteta’s first choice.MORE: Mikel Arteta makes five changes as Mesut Ozil returns to Arsenal squad for Brighton clashMORE: Roy Hodgson expects bids to come in for Arsenal transfer target Wilfried Zaha Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 20 Jun 2020 3:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Comment Bernd Leno suffered a serious leg injury during Arsenal’s Premier League game against Brighton (Picture: Getty)Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno suffered a horrific injury during Saturday’s Premier League game against Brighton. The Germany international landed awkwardly on his right leg collecting an innocuous looking pass under a challenge from Neal Maupay.As he collected the ball, Leno attempted to ensure he remained inside his penalty area but twisted and sustained what is almost certainly an injury that will keep him out for the rest of the season. The 28-year-old, the only rival to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the club’s player of the season accolade, was heard screaming in agony before the physios were able to attend to him and provide oxygen.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAs he left the field of play on a stretcher eight minutes before half-time he was seen sitting up and directing a volley of abuse in the direction of Maupey who was protesting his innocence.last_img read more