After the Cold War ended 30 years ago, Europe closed the door on an era of division and entered a new era of peace and integration, one with a future centered around intellectual labor, information, and globalization. But the resulting disruption in job markets, economic inequities, and disputes over migrant labor across Europe have made it apparent that to move forward and not regress, the political, governmental, and economic structures of the past will need “remodeling, even democracy,” said renowned activist Lech Walesa on Monday evening at the Harvard Kennedy School.During a talk on the evolution of post-Communist Europe, the former electrician who led the historic labor uprising in Soviet-controlled Poland in the 1980s worried about how that “remodeling” will get done without substantial U.S. participation. He recalled the period after World War II when the U.S. “used to be the leader for the world,” the “Good Empire” to Communism’s “Evil Empire.” From the Marshall Plan on, when Europe had problems or needed help solving issues, “people could really count on the United States to come to the rescue,” he said in Polish, speaking through an English language interpreter.But the growing absence of the U.S. as a global force in recent years has left a void of ideas and leadership that populist figures in various nations have sought to fill with appeals to nostalgia and xenophobia, he said.Clad in a gray T-shirt reading “Konstytucja” (Constitution) with the letters U and I highlighted, a shirt he has taken to wearing since 2018 to protest Poland’s move to curb judicial independence, a chatty and animated Walesa urged Harvard students — most of whom had not been born when Poland and East Germany shook loose from Soviet control in 1989 — to take up the fight against anti-democratic leadership and help identify solutions that resolve the ills that populism purports to address.,Earlier in the day, Walesa joined Grzegorz Ekiert, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government and director of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), students and faculty from Poland, and those interested in Eastern Europe for a freewheeling discussion at CES about political and economic issues in contemporary Poland and Europe.While populist movements across Europe, and even in the U.S. with the rise of Donald Trump, have accurately identified the socioeconomic problems brought about by the global economy, he said the solution is not to eliminate free markets, break up Europe, or sever Western alliances. Rather, liberal democracies, which Walesa said he was “very, very hopeful” will include the U.S., must work together to come up with a type of capitalism that works for the 21st century, one in which workers and owners share in a company’s success.Working at the Lenin shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, during the 1970s, Walesa became an unlikely political and social activist, leading 17,000 striking workers to form the trade union Solidarnosc, or “Solidarity,” in 1980. The union, created to bargain with the Soviet-controlled government for better wages and working conditions, soon became a global, nonviolent protest movement against Communism and in favor of democracy and workers’ rights.Walesa was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1983 for his work, and his movement was credited with speeding the fall of Communism, which began in 1989 with the fall of the Berlin Wall. In 1990, Walesa won a landslide electoral victory, becoming the first president of the newly democratic Poland. He served until 1995.Now 76, Walesa had been enjoying retirement, but the developments in Poland and Europe, particularly the resurgence of populist and nationalist politics, prompted him to go back out on the field, he said.“You have to do everything you can, and I’m promising that I will contribute as much as I can for the United States to restore its leadership position in the world,” he told the gathering at HKS.
When it comes to understanding customers, Michael Dell will say you need to have big ears. As a company that recently closed one of the biggest tech mergers in history with EMC, we made listening a top priority as we looked to unify our company culture as part of the new Dell Technologies. We turned our collective ears toward team members from both former Dell and EMC to define our corporate culture as the driver of how we run the business, go to market, work effectively together and provide inspirational leadership.We understood the importance of having a strong culture as our company’s cornerstone. Look at any HR or employment website these days and you’ll see article after article advising job-seekers to carefully take a company’s culture into account. What we heard from tens of thousands of our own team members on this front was inspiring and greatly informed the development of what we proudly call today our Culture Code.Our Core ValuesThe results of our listening led to the creation of a powerful set of values, beliefs and leadership principles that serve to unite the company and make for a great place to work. Simply put, Dell Technologies’ Culture Code was built atop extensive feedback from our team members around the world and encompasses how we lead, inspire and work together to create value for our customers, communities and our people. Overall, our team members resoundingly shared that our top five values for long-term success include:Customers: We believe our customer relationships are the ultimate differentiator and foundation for our success.Winning Together: We believe in and value our people. As a team, we perform better, are smarter and have more fun getting the job done.Innovation: We believe our ability to innovate and cultivate breakthrough thinking is an engine for growth, success and progress.Results: We believe in being accountable to an exceptional standard of excellence and performance.Integrity: We believe integrity must always govern our fierce desire to win.A Culture for SuccessAward-winning speaker and author Simon Sinek declares, “Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.” It’s a great philosophy and how all businesses should approach their own corporate culture. To better understand Dell’s Culture Code, I encourage you to check out our new video. </p><p>
On Monday evening, the Tocqueville Program, the Institute for Church Life, the Gender Relations Center and the Center for Ethics and Culture sponsored a panel discussion entitled “Marriage, the Church, and the Common Good: Philosophical, Pastoral, and Social Reflections.”The panel featured Sherif Girgis, Ryan Anderson, Ron Belgau and Jennifer Roback Morse, who discussed evolving views on sexuality and challenges people face in modern marriages.Belgau, founder of the website Spiritual Friendship and a graduate student in philosophy at Saint Louis University said marriage should be defined as a communion of persons.“It’s not just a meeting of bodies,” Belgau said. “It is a comprehensive bodily and spiritual union, and it’s a profound insight into human nature, and the nature of conjugal union to describe it as a way for a husband and wife to ‘know’ each other. Human beings are rational animals. We are embodied spirits, and so what we do has to address both our rationality and our embodiment, and this is particularly realized in the marital union.”Belgau said he wants to encourage a deeper engagement to the Catholic Church’s teachings on chastity.“Obviously, if you look at the culture, we tend to have a debate that’s very shallow,” he said. “There’s a lot of slogans yelled back and forth, but a real challenge on getting deeper engagement.”The virtue of chastity orders sexual desires in accordance with right reason and God’s plan, Belgau said.“God’s plan, which can be discerned by natural reason, is also revealed to us in Scripture and the teaching of the Church,” he said.Girgis, a JD candidate at Yale and a PhD candidate in philosophy at Princeton, said that the Church’s theology of marriage is not only a theological principle, but also a vision.“It’s something about the human good, and not just a sacrament,” Girgis said. “Beyond an ethic, it’s also a kind of political philosophy. It’s a vision for the human good, but also for the common good.”Anderson, a William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and a Free Society at The Heritage Foundation and PhD candidate in political science at Notre Dame, said the marriage debate can also be viewed from a public policy perspective.“Taken from this perspective, marriage serves as a policy institution to unite a man and a woman as husband and wife, to then be mother and father to any children that union might create,” he said. “It’s based in the anthropological truth that men and women are distinct and complementary, it’s based in the biological fact that the union of a man and a woman can produce a child, and it’s based in the social reality that a child deserves a mother and a father.”Marriage serves to maximize the likelihood that a father will play a role in raising his children, Anderson said.“The state is not in the marriage business because it cares about my love life or your love life,” he said. “The reason the government is in the marriage is because that sexual union between a man and a woman can create a child. And that man and woman need to commit to each other and raise that child, or someone else will, frequently at great social cost.”Morse, who is a founder and president of the Ruth Institute and has a PhD in economics from the University of Rochester, said the ideas presented by sexual revolution are flawed.“First, the sexual revolutionaries told that society ought to separate sex and procreation from each other, and ought to separate both from marriage,” Morse said. “Second, the sexual revolutionaries teach that men and women are interchangeable for all socially significant purposes. Any observable differences between men and women are socially constructed, and evidence of unwarranted discrimination.”Morse said the “equality” encouraged by the sexual revolution has led to dissatisfaction.“The idea that men and women are identical has led us to pursue a vision of equality that is making us miserable,” she said. “To take just one example of many I could name, we expect everyone to operate in higher education and labor markets designed for people who never give birth to babies—that would be men. This form of labor market equality, which disregards obvious and immutable differences between men and women, creates a trap for educated women.”Morse said the modern world views the person as without intrinsic value and sexual acts as meaningless.“The Catholic view of all these matters is quite different,” she said. “We believe that God loved the universe into existence, and that God wishes for us to participate in this love. We believe that marriage between one man and one woman is a symbol of God’s covenant with his people. We believe that every sexual act is deeply meaningful, whether we recognize that meaning or not. And we believe the human body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, not a toy, not a shell, not an empty vessel.” Tags: catholiscism, marriage, same-sex marriage
Dogwoods are one of the most popular landscape trees in the American South, but little is known about the genetics of these spring-blooming beauties.Researchers at the University of Georgia are hoping to recruit an army of citizen scientists this spring to help collect data that will help them better understand genetic variation among dogwood trees.Residents from across the Southeast are asked to help with the Dogwood Genome Project now that the trees are starting to bloom in Athens, Georgia, and across the state. Anyone with a smartphone is encouraged to download a specialized app and start recording the characteristics of their neighborhood trees.To help, register as a volunteer observer with the USA National Phenology Network’s Nature’s Notebook and then collect data on the appearance of flowers, leaves and fruits on dogwood trees. After registering as an observer, dogwood lovers and science enthusiasts can collect data through an app that is available in both the Apple and Android stores. The National Phenology Network is a partner with the UGA Dogwood Genome Project. More information can be found at www.usanpn.org/nn/dogwood_genome.”This information is especially important for developing projections for how dogwood populations will respond to a changing environment,” said UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Professor C.J. Tsai.The Dogwood Genome Project started more than a year ago with a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to researchers at UGA, North Carolina State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service. This team is sequencing the genome of a popular dogwood variety commonly known as ‘Appalachian Spring’ and is also comparing sequences among other dogwood varieties, as well as trees sampled from natural populations.”By helping us document the timing of flowering and bud break for flowering dogwoods on campus, citizen scientists can have a real impact on our understanding of the genetic architecture of these traits,” said Jim Leebens-Mack, a UGA professor of plant biology and the project lead.Horticulturists will also use the phenology and genomic data to guide their breeding programs and produce more beautiful and robust dogwoods. One of the most important aims of the project is to identify genes that provide some dogwoods with natural resistance to fungal diseases like powdery mildew, which twists and deforms the leaves of the tree. Powdery mildew not only makes the trees less attractive, but it can also significantly weaken the tree’s ability to collect the sunlight needed for photosynthesis.Dogwoods account for nearly 10 percent of the retail market for flowering trees in the U.S., which tops $343 million annually, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
BURLINGTON, Vt.–Champlain College announced it has hired two new deans as part of a restructuring of the Colleges academic divisions. Dr. Jeffrey Rutenbeck of the University of Denver was named dean of the Communication and Creative Media Division and Dr. Wayne H. J. Cunningham of Iona College was appointed dean of the Business Division. The new deans join the College in July, bringing with them a wealth of experience in their fields.Rutenbeck takes the helm of Champlains newly formed Communication and Creative Media Division, having most recently served as the director of Digital Media Studies at the University of Denver. Rutenbeck founded that innovative program, which integrates design, technical and critical approaches to digital media; it is one of the Universitys fastest growing programs.Rutenbecks professional background includes working for and consulting for Microsoft, as well as consulting for Time Warner, US Air Force Space Command and the Guangzhou Daily Press Group in China. He was the founding president of the International Digital Media and Arts Association and is now the chairman of the board.Jeff is a national leader in digital media and he has a long history of innovative program development, said Dr. Russell Willis, Champlains provost and chief academic officer. Hes an award-winning teacher who was highly respected at the University of Denver.Rutenbeck received his doctorate in communication from the University of Washington. He earned a bachelors degree at Colorado College and a masters in journalism at University of Missouri-Columbia.Cunningham becomes the dean of the restructured Business Division. He most recently served as dean of the Hagan School of Business at Iona College in New York. Before Iona, he was director of the MBA Program and the interim dean of Dexter Hanley College for adult and non-traditional students at the University of Scranton.At the Hagan School, Cunningham developed a new vision for the school and moved forward the accreditation process. Throughout his career, he has been a leader in establishing business programs, speaker series, internships and advising programs. He has taught business, management, and operations management and statistics at Iona College, University of Scranton, Bucknell University, University of North Florida and The Pennsylvania State University. He also taught a special MBA course at Tongji University in Shanghai, China.Wayne brings both administrative experience at the dean level and an entrepreneurial spirit to the new business division, Willis said. His expertise in accreditation and assessment will serve the College and the division very well.Cunningham received his doctorate in business administration at The Pennsylvania State University, as well as his MBA and bachelors degree.In May, Champlain College restructured and renamed its four academic divisions to increase their academic and administrative effectiveness. Our restructuring allows us to link programs more easily for faculty collaboration, marketing and alliances with the business community, Willis said.The new divisions were three years in the making. They are:· the Communication & Creative Media Division· the Business Division· the Information Technology & Sciences Division· the Education & Human Studies DivisionThe new division deans will serve as strategic academic leaders with a special focus on faculty and program quality, tuition revenue and fundraising for their programs. They will oversee new program development, including additional graduate programs in their fields. The deans will establish strategic plans for their divisions that express the Colleges strategic plan, Willis said. They will be advocates for academic excellence.The new deans will also be faculty members who interact with students on a regular basis. Theyll be leaders with respect to our students, too, Willis said.The College will turn its attention to hiring two deans for the Information Technology & Sciences Division and the Education & Human Studies Division. They would start work in July 2007.Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a private, baccalaureate institution that offers professionally focused programs balanced by a liberal arts foundation.# # #
State Audit Says Railroad Contracts at Vermont Agency of Transportation Could Be Managed BetterAgency did not competitively bid $7.2 million in construction work; did not charge interest on late lease payments; and did not collect salvage proceeds properly, among audit findingsMONTPELIER (December 5, 2008) – The Office of Vermont State Auditor Tom Salmon, CPA, reported today that oversight of railroad construction contracts in the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is inadequate and is costing the State money.”One conclusion of the audit is that the Rail Division is not ensuring that the required competitive bidding in these contracts is taking place,” said Deputy State Auditor George Thabault. “Contracts are being ‘sole-sourced’ and this denies other companies the opportunity to compete for State contracts, and may be keeping the State from getting the best price for goods and services.”The rail audit was conducted following a request made by VTrans that the State Auditor investigate the deficiencies of its rail section and suggest improvements.”We recognized that we had some issues within our Rail Division that needed correcting, and requested the Auditor’s assistance,” said VTrans Secretary David Dill. “On our own, we were unable to clearly identify our weaknesses in a way that both we and the railroads could understand. Our goal is to use the findings of this report as a catalyst to forge a new and better relationship with the companies that run our rail systems.”The audit report noted four key findings:1. VTrans and its railroad subcontractors did not follow procurement regulations designed to foster open, competitive bidding, resulting in $7.2 million of recent contracts with Vermont Railway and one of its affiliates not being competitively bid. The largest no-bid contract – for $4,677,727 – was also issued without the required approval of the Secretary of the Agency of Administration.2. Oversight and administration of rail contracts need improvement. For example, auditors found that $82,401 from rail project salvage proceeds was being held by Vermont Railway to offset against future invoices rather than being returned to the State as required by contract. (The Agency has since discontinued the practice of allowing the netting of salvage credits and has adopted new procedures to promptly receive and account for salvage payments.)3. Lease revenues and agreed-to performance requirements of leaseholders are not being verified, and VTrans has forgone $37,000 in interest stemming from late payments of monthly leases for State-owned track.4. The Agency did not adequately follow up on past audits which reported $436,000 of questioned costs related to contracts with Vermont Railway.For the project, auditors selected four contracts totaling $7.2 million dollars, approximately 44 percent of the total active rail construction and railway upgrade contracts during fiscal years 2007 and 2008. All contracts were between VTrans and Vermont Railway and Green Mountain Railroad, two companies of the Vermont Rail System (VRS), a privately held, affiliated group of short-line rail transportation companies that operates in Vermont.Auditors recommended that AOT strengthen and clarify the language within its rail agreements, improve the oversight of contracts, enforce penalties for violations of the terms and conditions of its contracts and lease agreements, and provide for better fiscal management of its contractors and service providers.In its response to the report, the Agency of Transportation generally agreed with the report’s recommendations and pledged to provide the State Auditor with quarterly status reports on corrective actions.”VTrans already has put in place new business practices that correct some of the Auditor’s concerns, and we certainly will make additional changes to rectify the remaining deficiencies,” Dill said. “VTrans recently hired a new Rail Program Manager, and one of his top priorities is to improve our rail business operations.”Background:The oversight of the railway network in Vermont is the responsibility of the Vermont Agency of Transportation Rail Program. Vermont’s rail system consists of approximately 748 miles of track or rail right-of-way. The State owns approximately 427 miles, of which 305 miles are currently active. Ten railroad companies operate or have the rights to operate on the rail lines in Vermont.For Fiscal Year 2009, the AOT total budget is $412.2 million. The Rail Section is allocated $16.8 million of this budget. The Rail Section currently has eight staff positions of a total of approximately 1,050 positions in the Agency. The complete audit report is available at www.auditor.vermont.gov(link is external). Click on “Audits & Reports” and then “Special Audits” to access the new audit report.
“It is truly a massive seizure,” he declared. “With that, Panama remains at the forefront of the countries in Latin America in the drug bust.” Later that month, forces backed up his claim when 50 kilos of cocaine were discovered hidden in two duffel bags inside a huge metal refrigerated box, which itself was packed around hundreds of boxes of frozen shrimp on a shipping vessel. The National Customs Authority in Puerto Balboa had received an anonymous tip about the container heading from Ecuador to Spain; an ensuing investigation into the container’s paperwork uncovered irregularities and led to the seizure. Panama forces conduct air raid Panama’s public forces did their best to keep members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) from racking up frequent-flyer miles last spring. Criminals from Mexico, Colombia and Panama were busted in April as part of an elaborate drug ring that flew drugs for FARC. The ring used Panama’s Albrook Flight School as a cover for shipping money and drugs around the globe. Officials believe Colombian citizens Isaac and Felipe Mosquera led the operation that shuttled drugs for the 30th and 57th fronts of FARC. Codenamed “Pacific Corridor Operation,” the mission involved 25 simultaneous raids. It ended with 25 arrests and the confiscation of 14 planes, 15 vehicles, seven guns, 265 kilos of drugs and $16,394. However, government officials did not want the flight school to remain closed long. Panama is perilously low on skilled pilots and needs to keep the school open. First, officials were granted the use of 14 planes to assist in tracking down Mosquera and keep their engines in working order. Then, Eustacio Fabrega, Panama’s former head of civil engineering, began lobbying for the Civil Aviation Authority to reopen the school to foster a legitimate pipeline of pilots. National police crack down on smugglers Panama’s National Police also continued amassing victories in the war on drugs. The Panamanian National Border Service (Senafront) delivered a blow in November when it destroyed a FARC jungle camp in the remote community of Madugandí, in the province of Darién. Two alleged FARC members also were arrested by Panamanian security forces, which are attempting to stop the flow of drugs coming in across the border from neighboring Colombia. In early October, police officers pulled over a delivery truck loaded with narcotics and fruit in the town of Yaviza. A search of the vehicle yielded 50 packages of cocaine hidden among boxes of plantains and cassavas. Two adults and a youth were arrested in the truck destined for the public market in Panama City. But the fruit truck was not the only big vehicle bust. A National Police cruiser spooked four suspects in a dark-colored Nissan Patrol SUV along the southern corridor of Don Bosco, causing the truck to make several reckless moves through traffic before getting stuck in a drainage ditch. The suspects fled on foot and remain at large, but several large bags of marijuana were found, along with an AK-47 assault rifle and rounds of live ammunition. Smugglers also have turned to horses to move drugs. Instead of loading the animals with gold to be carried across the isthmus as Spanish conquistadors did more than five centuries ago, drug dealers have utilized packs of horses to smuggle narcotics through rural areas of Panama. The State Border Service, however, has been keen on the trend and recently busted a Colombian man with four hourses loaded with 14 sacks containing more than 340 kilograms of cocaine in Molilla, in Kuna Yala. Also inside the saddlebags were 28 rounds for a 9mm pistol, two radios, two cellphones and four SIM cards for the phones. “In one year, Panama catches well over 75 tons,” Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli recently told reporters. “And every ounce of cocaine we seize means less drugs and less crime in the streets of the United States.” For Panama, 2011 was a banner year in its war on drugs. In early December, the country cemented 12 months of combating smugglers and cartels by creating a bilateral commission with the United States to combat drug trafficking and money laundering. Panamanian Foreign Minister Roberto Henríquez announced the commission’s formation following a summit with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The commission will be funded with $52 million raised from auctioning the gold confiscated from a Panamanian firm recently accused of money laundering and indicted in the United States as the focal point of the “Speed Joyeros” case. Officials said 70 percent of the $52 million will go directly to combat drug trafficking and money laundering in Panama. “The governments of Panama and the United States maintain a close relationship and are working in coordination to implement plans and programs aimed at fighting organized crime, terrorism and narcotics trafficking,” Henríquez said in a statement. Officials ring in 2011 with drug bust The year’s battle against drug cartels began Jan. 1 when a 32-foot boat with 12 fuel tanks and nearly 1,025 kilograms of cocaine was confiscated in the province of Colón. The bust was a collaborative effort between the Anti-Drug Operations Tactical Unit and the Anti-Drug Prosecutor’s Office. One of the most successful ways to disrupt drug trafficking through the Panama was by making multiple big busts involving boats and cargo shipments along shorelines. Panama’s National Naval Air Service (SENAN) made a huge bust on July 8 when it intercepted and searched a 61-foot sailboat off the Atlantic port city of Colón. Buried in the steel hull of the U.S.-registered Intaka were 14 55-gallon drums of liquid cocaine. The force arrested the ship’s Spanish captain and a Colombian woman aboard the vessel. The Intaka had sailed from the Caribbean port of Cartagena, Colombia, and was en route to Honduras to deliver its three-ton payload. SENAN had plenty of big drug busts left in the calendar year. On June 18, the force recovered 452 kilos of marijuana that had been abandoned in a small vessel by fleeing drug traffickers. The stash was found along the beach in the Panamanian province of Darién, on the Pacific coast. Four drug runners had attempted to bring the marijuana into Panama but fled, hiding the drugs and never reaching the shore. “Citizen input will help to keep the miscreants from entering their communities, and convincing people to support them with the movement of drugs,” Panama’s minister of public security, José Raúl Mulino, told reporters. “If we do not eradicate the drug trade, it won’t help at all if the government invests money for new police officers, vehicles, aircraft, trucks, boats, police stations and naval air stations.” On July 4, SENAN — in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard — boarded the Fifita 500 off the Caribbean coast of Panama. Inside, they found 1.8 tons of cocaine. The busting of the Cook Islands-registered vessel allowed Mulino to hail the victory as another benchmark in his country’s war on drugs. By Dialogo January 03, 2012
January 1, 2003 Regular News Statewide prosecutor nominations made Six attorneys, including the incumbent, have been nominated by the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission for the next term as statewide prosecutor.The commission met December 9 to interview eight finalists it had selected from the 14 people who applied for the job. The final six were submitted to new Attorney General Charlie Crist, who was not expected to name his choice until after he is sworn in January 6.The list includes incumbent Melanie A. Hines, 47, who was first appointed to the job in 1991.The others are: • Lester A. Garringer, Jr., 57, Tallahassee, a partner, James Hoyer Newcomer & Smiljanich, P.A. • Cynthia G. Imperato, 45, Ft. Lauderdale, a senior assistant statewide prosecutor, Office of the Statewide Prosecutor. • W. Richard Scruggs, 53, Miami, a sole practitioner. • James D. Varnado, 40, Tallahassee, director of regulation with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. • Peter H. Williams, 50, Tallahassee, director, Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco.The four-year term will run concurrently with the attorney general’s term. Statewide prosecutor nominations made
Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 29 Dec 2019 3:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.6kShares David Luiz avoided a yellow card for his follow through on N’Golo Kante (Canal+)Gary Neville has blasted David Luiz after he avoided punishment for his tackle on N’Golo Kante during Arsenal’s clash with Chelsea on Sunday.During the closing stages of the first half at the Emirates Stadium, Luiz contested a 50-50 ball with Kante and the Brazilian followed through with a high boot which only narrowly missed the Chelsea midfielder’s body.Referee Craig Pawson, who clearly saw the incident, opted not to give the Arsenal defender a yellow card for dangerous play.And Neville slammed Luiz for his rash challenge on Kante, who turned to the referee to question why the Brazilian was not punished.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I have to say that’s unorthodox and stupid from David Luiz,’ Neville said during his commentary for Sky Sports. Gary Neville blasts David Luiz for his tackle on N’Golo Kante in Arsenal vs Chelsea David Luiz’s right foot only narrowly missed N’Golo Kante’s body (Sky Sports)‘He just follows through ridiculously, I’m not sure he makes contact but what is he doing?‘It’s a ridiculous thing to do, he’s played so well, the team have played so well, then you see that.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 City‘You think about what [Heung-min] Son got sent off for in the game against Chelsea last week then you see that.‘That’s just ridiculous, look at Kante, he looks towards the referee and says, ‘you gonna allow that?’.’Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal in the 13th minute gave Mikel Arteta’s side the lead at the Emirates Stadium.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement
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