SMC Students Use Dooley Grant to Promote Awareness

first_imgThe Katharine Terry Dooley Endowment Fund, established in 2000 to support projects of peace and justice initiated by Saint Mary’s students, awarded junior Brianna O’Brien and senior Jessica Richmond grants this year for taking action against social injustice.Working toward a degree in social work, O’Brien said she hopes to one day go into policy or politics. She will use the grant to address ethical consumption in a project titled “Food for Thought: A Sustainable Approach to Consumption,” she said.Raising awareness of ethical consumerism can foster a natural inclination toward sustainability, O’Brien said.“Know what you are contributing to when you buy something … by buying those out-of-season strawberries, you are contributing to the emission of fossil fuels and use of non-renewable resources,” she said. “The only way these unethical and unsustainable practices can continue is if we keep demanding their products.”Educational events throughout the school year as well as the creation of ethical consumption fact fliers will raise awareness about the issue, O’Brien said. She said she intends to bring in local community leaders such as Chicory Café, the Purple Porch Co-op and the Humane Society to highlight examples of ethical consumption.“At Saint Mary’s College and the University of Notre Dame, there is definitely a lack of ethical consumerism,” she said. “Students walk around with clothing items, accessories and foods that directly contradict the way in which our schools’ mission statements call for us to act as responsible, ethical students.”O’Brien said delving into the issue of ethical consumerism opened her eyes to the difficulty of meshing sustainable changes with modern day culture that values Nike shoes over the quality of another human’s life. However, O’Brien said she believes in the saying “knowledge is power” and hopes to use knowledge to influence other students.“I understand that it can be hard to incorporate sustainable, ethical changes into our lives, but this is the world we have to live in,” she said. “There is nowhere else for us to go, and things are going to continue worsening unless we make major changes. … It is as simple as going to the thrift store instead of the mall when in need of a pair of pants.”Senior Jessica Richmond said she plans to use the Dooley Grant to initiate conversation on the objectification of women through a poster campaign and screening of the documentary “Miss Representation” followed by a discussion panel, she said.“The need for women to be respected and valued as a whole is immense,” she said. “By showing this documentary, I see a conversation being started that will spill over into the community. … Hopefully, if nothing else, it will make people aware of the things they condone and possible ways to change that.”By sharing the film with college and local area high school students, Richmond said she hopes to work with the students to address the seeds of female objectification at a young age. Her work with young children at the Early Childhood Developmental Center instilled in her a desire to positively influence the lives of young girls, she said.After watching the documentary as a college sophomore, Richmond said she was inspired to share the message with classmates, friends and family. Through the Dooley Grant, she said she now has the opportunity to achieve this goal.“Women are 51 percent of the population and yet they are facing great adversity on a daily basis,” she said. “This documentary shows the forces which feed this national epidemic of objectification of women.”Richmond said she intends to hold a discussion panel following the documentary to enable viewers to connect the film with issues on and around campus. Such a discussion will also lead to a proactive action conversation, she said.“This project is all about awareness and the ability to be aware of the things we mindlessly condone on a daily basis,” she said. “We are doing the first injustice by staying quiet about issues like this one. We, as an all women’s college, need to be having these sorts of conversations about what society is doing to women.”Through their projects, both Richmond and O’Brien have the opportunity to explore their social justice interests and share these interests with the surrounding community, philosophy professor Adrienne Lyles-Chockley said. By examining the root causes of these social problems and applying this knowledge to create their own responses, Chockley said the two students are excellent examples of the goal behind the Dooley Grant.Tags: action against social injustice, Dooley Grant, Katharine Terry Dooley Endowment Fundlast_img read more

Cleo Higgins Will Make West End Debut in Thriller – Live

first_img Thriller – Live celebrates the career of the world’s greatest entertainer and undisputed King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Among the songs featured in the show are “I Want You Back,” “I’ll Be There,” “ABC,” “Man in the Mirror,” “Billie Jean,” and many more. To bring life to such hits, Thriller – Live includes video footage combined with choreography. Starting with the woman in the mirror? Pop star Cleo Higgins will make her West End debut in Thriller – Live, the tribute concert featuring the songs of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5. Higgins will begin performances on June 24, direct from touring the U.K. and Europe. Helmed and choreographed by Gary Lloyd, the MJ celebration is currently playing at the Lyric Theatre, where it opened in 2009. Higgins, the lead singer of the 90s pop group Cleopatra, was signed to Madonna’s Maverick lavel at the age of 13. Last year, she auditioned for the U.K.’s The Voice and landed a spot in the semi finals. She also starred in the TV series Comin’ Atcha!, which was loosely based on her time as a member of Cleopatra.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Ag econ awards

first_imgBy Cat HolmesUniversity of GeorgiaDavid McElyea, Randy Nuckolls and John Hayes garnered the first Outstanding Agricultural Economist Awards during the J.W. Fanning Lecture and Awards Luncheon Nov. 11 in Athens, Ga.The awards, sponsored by the Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia, recognize agricultural economists who have shown outstanding achievement and leadership.McElyea and Nuckolls each won the Distinguished Professional Award.”Both candidates were so exceptional that we decided each deserved the award,” said Fred White, head of the University of Georgia agricultural and applied economics department.McElyea is the vice president of global financial services information management at American Express. He was responsible for re-engineering the company’s risk management systems worldwide.He pioneered the use of statistical models and economic logic.When McElyea started work at American Express, the company had no other applied economists on staff. He persuaded the company to hire four of his former UGA classmates.This core group modeled economic decisions for American Express that resulted in annual savings of more than $100 million. The company now employs 400 financial and corporate planning and marketing professionals.In 1992, McElyea received the Smithsonian Computer Science Award.Nuckolls is the managing partner of the Washington, D.C., law firm McKenna, Long & Aldridge. He served as legislative counsel for Georgia Senator Herman Talmadge and chief counsel and legislative director for Georgia Senator Sam Nunn before turning to private practice.Today, with expertise in higher education, agriculture, environmental issues and natural resource policy issues, Nuckolls serves as general counsel or Washington counsel for a number of corporations, trade associations and nonprofit organizations.The distinguished young professional award went to Hayes, a territory manager for John Deere. Hayes counsels dealers on sales programs, inventory management, business and development planning and retail sales promotion.Hayes won the 2000 John Deere Leader’s Circle Award given to top territory field teams in the company.Paul A. Drazek presented the 19th Annual J.W. Fanning Lecture, “Trade Negotiations and Agriculture: What Can Georgia Farmers Expect?”Drazek is an agricultural trade policy specialist and former special assistant for international affairs to the U.S. secretary of agriculture.(Cat Holmes is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Massachusetts Legislation Would Trigger a ‘$10 Billion Building Spree’ in Offshore Wind Generation

first_imgMassachusetts Legislation Would Trigger a ‘$10 Billion Building Spree’ in Offshore Wind Generation FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Joe Ryan for Bloomberg News:Lawmakers in Massachusetts are drafting a bill that would jump-start the offshore wind industry in the U.S., helping trigger a $10 billion building spree off the Atlantic coast.The energy bill may be introduced as early as this month and is expected to require utilities to purchase power from offshore wind farms, according to Representative Thomas Golden, one of the Democrats who control the state legislature.Still to be determined is how much power utilities would be forced to buy under the bill and, crucially, whether the state’s Republican governor — who has already opposed one offshore project — will sign it.Developers want legislators to mandate the sale of 2,000 megawatts over a decade, enough to power roughly 1.6 million households. Building the infrastructure to deliver that capacity would cost about $10 billion, said Tom Harries, an analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. It also would give developers their first chance to build the farms on a mass scale outside Europe and Asia, in a region where powerful ocean winds and high energy prices will provide a key proving ground.“This bill would be the last piece of the puzzle to get the industry going,” said Thomas Brostrom, general manager of North America for Dong Energy A/S, the world’s largest offshore wind developer.Three companies — Dong, Deepwater Wind LLC and Offshore MW LLC — have leases from the federal government to build in the waters south of Martha’s Vineyard. Deepwater last year began constructing the nation’s first offshore wind farm off Rhode Island. Dong, meanwhile, has opened an office in Boston anticipating the Massachusetts legislation, and is hunting for further sites along the East Coast.Full article: U.S. State Has Key to $10 Billion Offshore Wind Boomlast_img read more

Idaho Power executive says company on ‘glide path away from coal’

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Idaho Press:Idaho Power’s energy profile has gotten cleaner and more renewable-based over the past 10 years, a shift rooted in a mix of legal requirements and economic factors. Idaho Power’s use of coal has declined considerably over the past decade. In 2008, 46.1 percent of Idaho Power’s energy came from coal. In 2017, the most recent numbers available, coal is down to 18.3 percent.“A lot of it has to do with economics, natural gas prices where they are today compared to where they were, say, 10 years ago,” said Mitch Colburn, Idaho Power’s director of resource planning and operations.The “glide path away from coal,” as Colburn described it, is a mix of renewable sources and natural gas.Idaho Power has an ownership stake in and generates energy from three coal plants. It makes up 50 percent of coal operations at Valmy in Nevada, 10 percent of operations at a coal plant in Boardman, Oregon, and 33 percent of operations at Jim Bridger Coal Plant in Wyoming, Colburn said. Idaho Power has penned an agreement to stop operations in the coming years in Boardman, and it plans to phase out operations at Valmy and Jim Bridger, too, Colburn said.Idaho Power has gone from natural gas making up 3.8 percent of its yearly load in 2008, to 8.4 percent of its load in 2017. Its use of natural gas in the last 10 years peaked in 2015, when it made up 14.3 percent of its load.Renewables such as wind, solar, geothermal and biomass energy are footing a considerably larger part of the load now, too. Idaho Power’s supply was only 2.7 percent renewables — not including its hydropower operations — in 2008. In 2017, the renewable energy supply made up for roughly 23.8 percent of the yearly load.More: Idaho Power’s energy profile has gotten cleaner, but use of renewable energy proves a constant balancing act Idaho Power executive says company on ‘glide path away from coal’last_img read more

A Family Affair: Backpacking West Virginia’s Dolly Sods Wilderness

first_imgI love the outdoors and back in the early Spring, I had a mild freakout when I looked at my calendar and saw that most of our summer weekends were already booked with dance competitions, swim meets, and birthday parties. That just wouldn’t do. Luckily, the first weekend of June was miraculously blank so I immediately announced to the fam that we should go backpacking then.My wife and I are big backpackers. Before kids, we’d done Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Glacier, and even hiked the Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier (which, at 11 days, still holds my personal record for consecutive number of days without a shower.) We’ve taken our two kids (ages 8 and 11) on a couple of short trips – one night “out and backs” to get them out into the woods. But this year, I wanted to kick it up a notch.Backpacking with children is both inspiring and terrorizing. It’s intense family time – being together 24 hours a day and sharing a single tent for the night. Repeatedly being asked “are we there yet?” is annoying in the car, but it’s exponentially worse on a trail in the middle of nowhere. Nonetheless, watching our kids explore, overcome obstacles (or fears) and discover new things is pure family gold.For our destination, I chose Dolly Sods Wilderness Area in West Virginia because it’s about the most amazing place within 3 hours of Washington, DC. It’s a rugged, primitive area in Monongahela National Forest with no cell signal and no trail markings, other than signs at trail intersections. The US Forest Service has a great map here.Knowing the Sods pretty well, I concentrated on mapping out a good route that would maximize the family fun. We were going for a three-day weekend, so I opted for a nice “lollipop” loop – a hike in and then a circuit loop.Work, kids’ dance practice and various other commitments leading up to getaway day made packing a frantic last-minute stressfest. We forgot eating utensils and some of our toothbrushes, but each kid managed to bring a stuffed animal. We got a late start but several hours later we pulled off of Forest Road 75 in a cloud of dust at the Fisher Spring Run trailhead, ready to rock.After a group selfie at the trailhead, we cheerfully headed into a lush, green wilderness. The first lesson we learned was to keep a deliberate single file hiking order of kid, parent, kid, parent. This prevents the two siblings from fighting and makes sure that a parent is always last (to make sure nobody falls behind and to watch for dropped items, etc.). I haven’t the slightest idea what to do if you have more than two kids – good luck!Fisher Spring Run trail is 2.5 miles almost entirely downhill, and includes a few stream crossings. After the final (and most challenging) crossing, a series of switchbacks carried us down toward Red Creek. I had planned to make camp here and we were in luck – a nice, spacious campsite right on the banks of the creek was waiting for us.We set to work pitching the tent, stringing a hammock, filtering water, and gathering firewood. A series of rapids that ended in a four-foot cascade provided great ambient noise, which would drown out any bumps in the night that might scare the kids. Literally the perfect spot for our basecamp.Our daughter, the family fire-making expert, diligently consolidated piles of different sizes of kindling for the fire. My wife set up the sleeping bags and pads and generally made our tent organized and livable, while I got our dinner ready. Our son hung out in the hammock. Everyone was assuming their normal family roles.We had a big day of hiking ahead of us the next day, so after a dinner of hot dogs and s’mores, we ushered the kids into the tent, hung the food (there are black bears in the Sods) and settled down to bed.A crisp, beautiful morning greeted us the next day. We ate bagels and oatmeal for breakfast, then packed lunch, snacks, and water into two small daypacks and stowed the rest of our gear in the tent for the day. We set off on our six-mile circuit hike, heading south and following the creek downstream.A half mile later, the Fisher Spring Run trail ended at an intersection with the Red Creek trail. The trail descended to the banks of the creek, where several nice campsites were located. Needing to cross the creek, we scouted for the best place. I approached a young couple who had camped the night there and asked where the best place to cross was. They shrugged. “You’re probably going to get your feet wet no matter what.”The last thing I wanted was two kids starting off the day with wet shoes. I was wearing trail running shoes with wool socks and silk liners, so I wasn’t worried about wet feet. I announced that I was opening the Daddy ferry service, and carried each kid (one at a time) across the shin-deep water to the other side. There’s something inherently paternal about sacrificing yourself for your family – I was happy to do it.Once across, the trail headed north along an old uphill railroad grade. After about half a mile, we reached the intersection of the aptly named Rocky Point trail. This would take us to a favorite spot in the Sods – Lions Head. Lions Head is a rock outcropping that looks strikingly like its namesake. There is some mystique around it because it’s hard to find. In fact, I’d been here before looking for it and come away empty-handed.This time I was determined. We stopped for lunch near a small cairn of rocks where the trail bends around Breathed Mountain – I suspected the cairn marked the area to climb up to Lions Head. We scrambled up a rock face, our son fighting to overcome his fear of heights. We were rewarded with a stunning view of the valley. Following several more cairns we picked up a faint trail through a stand of trees, then emerged to an open area with large rocky bluffs. We stared at each bluff to determine whether it looked enough like a lion to be what we were searching for. Finally, after working our way around to the right, we saw it. Well worth the side trip – it was majestic on a beautiful, sunny day!We scampered back down to the trail with a triumphant feeling and some sweet pictures. Feeling proud of ourselves, we gave directions to several other hikers we met on the trail, who were looking for the elusive Lions Head themselves.At the end of the Rocky Point trail, the Big Stonecoal trail led us a mile downhill back to Red Creek. We took a break at a beautiful spot on a small peninsula between Stonecoal Run and Red Creek. It was early afternoon and pretty warm, so the kids took off their shoes and waded around in the creek. I scouted a place where we could rock-hop to cross the creek so everyone put their shoes back on and we set off. Of course, the boy fell in. Once we got across, we passed several nice campsites and headed northeast along Red Creek trail towards our camp, which was still about a mile and a half away. Along the way, we passed picturesque waterfalls on two separate streams flowing into Red Creek. I felt a little like we were on the Forest Moon of Endor from Return of the Jedi. The landscape was incredibly lush and green.We were just starting to run out of steam when we made it back to our campsite. Our son assumed his spot in the hammock and the rest of us started getting camp set up again. Before dinner, the kids and I hiked up the creek a bit and discovered a new waterfall, complete with a sweet swimming hole. Not able to resist the temptation, we jumped in – even though it was starting to cool off.We boiled water for our camp meal of pad thai and soup. Since we had forgotten utensils, we fashioned some twigs into chopsticks and did our best to make a spoon, too. You have to be resourceful in the wilderness.The next morning we were all a bit stiff and sore. The hike out was slower than the hike in, but we made it back to the trailhead in one piece. An hour later we stopped for a late lunch at Star Mercantile, an old-timey general store in Wardensville. We headed home with full stomachs and full hearts, already plotting our next adventure.last_img read more

Eastport Crash Leaves 1 Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 41-year-old Flanders woman was killed when the car she was a passenger in crashed into an SUV in Eastport on Sunday.Suffolk County police said Blanca Coslaya was a passenger in a Toyota Camry that 22-year-old Rudi Ramirez, also of Flanders, was driving southbound on County Road 51 when a northbound Hyundai Tucson made a left turn in front of Ramirez’ vehicle at the corner of County Road 111, causing the two vehicles to collide at 2:47 p.m.Coslaya was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Ramirez was taken to the same hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuriesThe other driver, 51-year-old Madeline Keane of Farmingville, and her two passengers were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, where they were also treated for non-life-threatening injuries.Seventh Squad detectives impounded both vehicles, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-852-8752.last_img read more

Billy Joel to Play Last Nassau Coliseum Show

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island music legend Billy Joel has been booked to perform the final concert at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum before the arena closes for renovations this summer, promoters announced Friday.Tickets for the Aug. 4 show will be on pre-sale starting at 10 a.m. April 27 for American Express card members and will be open to the general public at the same time on May 1, according to Ticketmaster. Ticket prices will range from $49.50 to $119.50.“Who else but Billy Joel could play the final show at Nassau Coliseum?” said Brett Yormark, chief executive officer of the Barclays Center, who will oversee the Forest City Ratner Company’s subsidiary, Nassau Events Center, which is taking over the venue.Yorkmark had alluded to The Piano Man’s performance two years ago while touting the types of events planned for the arena after it undergoes a $260-million facelift. During a press conference at center ice under a banner bearing Joel’s name that hangs form the rafters, he promised “a historic closing and opening by a world-class artist perfectly suited for the occasion like what Jay Z’s opening eight shows did for Barclays Center.”It has not been announced if Joel will perform the coliseum’s reopening as well. The 65-year-old Centre Island resident, who grew up in Hicksville, will play the coliseum between his monthly residency performances at Madison Square Garden, whose owners lost a bid to renovate the Uniondale arena. He has played 31 shows at the coliseum, with the last performance being a nine-show run in 1998.The announcement comes as the coliseum’s anchor tenant, the New York Islanders, near their last games in the only arena they have ever called home before they move to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn next season.After the final concert, the arena coliseum is scheduled to reopen in December 2016.Tickets for the Joel show can be purchased online at or by calling 800-745-3000.last_img read more

CDC reports sexual transmission of vaccinia

first_imgMay 4, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A woman from Alaska experienced vulvar vaccinia after she was intimate with a US military member who had received his smallpox vaccination 3 days before, according to a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The report, published in today’s issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), said the woman sought treatment at a public health clinic in Alaska in October 2006 for increasingly painful vaginal tears that she said were not caused by sexual abuse or trauma.Vaccinia, a rare cutaneous and sometimes systemic reaction to smallpox vaccination that can occur in vaccinees or in close contacts of vaccinees, has been reported more frequently in the medical literature since the US military revived its long-discontinued smallpox vaccination program in late 2002. By June 2006 about 1.1 million US service members bound for the Middle East and other areas thought to be high-risk had been vaccinated.In March a 2-year-old Indiana boy was hospitalized with severe eczema vaccinatum that he contracted from his father, a soldier who had recently received a smallpox shot.In the woman’s case, in early October 2006 clinicians swabbed one of her two vulvar lesions and diagnosed secondary candidiasis; however, her symptoms continued to worsen despite treatment with over-the-counter medication, the MMWR report said. A healthcare provider then diagnosed cellulitis, discontinued the over-the-counter remedy, and prescribed a 7-day course of oral cephalexin. The patient’s symptoms resolved 1 week later.In the meanwhile, the Alaska State Virology Laboratory (ASVL) found the woman did not have herpes simplex virus, but it was unable to identify what virus she had. About a month later, the virus remained unidentified after the ASVL submitted it to a reference lab.On Jan 9, 2007, the ASVL submitted the unidentified isolate to the CDC, where cloning and sequencing of her sample, based on products from specialized polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, identified DNA bands that matched vaccinia virus sequences. Additional PCR testing performed by the CDC Poxvirus Laboratory revealed that the woman’s isolate was consistent with a vaccine-strain vaccinia virus, and the lab relayed the results to the ASVL on Jan 30.Upon receiving the woman’s test result, Alaska state health officials interviewed the woman and learned that she had never been vaccinated against smallpox but that the only sex partner she had had from 1 month before her infection until the lesions were healed was a US service member. She said their intimate contact involved manual stimulation and vaginal intercourse, and she didn’t remember seeing bandages or unusual skin lesions on her partner.When state health officials interviewed medical officers at the military base, they found that the soldier had been deployed overseas in late October. He had received a smallpox vaccination on Sep 19, 2006, along with instruction on vaccination site care and proper hand hygiene. They found no other transmission of the virus from either the soldier or from the woman to other people, including the heathcare workers who examined her.The US military revived its long-discontinued smallpox vaccination program in late 2002, and by June 2006 about 1.1 million service members had been vaccinated.Contact vaccinia, as in the woman’s case, is more common than the more severe eczema vaccinatum or progressive vaccinia. According to the US Department of Defense (DoD) Web site, 61 cases (36 lab-confirmed) of contact vaccinia occurred, mainly to spouses and adult intimate contacts, between Dec 13, 2002, and Apr 12, 2007. The MMWR report said lab-confirmed vulvar vaccinia after sexual contact with vaccinated military members has also been reported in New York and Texas since the DoD resumed its smallpox vaccination program.The CDC and the DoD have received four reports of nongenital contact vaccinia since Mar 8, 2007, related to recently vaccinated service members, the MMWR report said.In an editorial note that accompanied the report of the woman’s case, the CDC wrote that to prevent contact vaccinia transfers, healthcare providers should educate vaccinees on proper handwashing after bandage changesas well as on how to avoid other contact with the vaccination site. It said asking patients who seek treatment for vesicular lesions that resemble vaccinia about contact with recent smallpox vaccines can speed diagnosis and provide quicker contact tracing, clinical intervention, and counseling about preventing further transmission.CDC. Vulvar vaccinia infection after sexual contact with a military smallpox vaccine—Alaska, 2006. MMWR 2007 May 4;56(17):417-19 [Full text]See also:DoD smallpox vaccination information overview of smallpox, including information on risks of vaccinationlast_img read more

Yannick Carrasco hopeful of completing transfer move amid Arsenal interest

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 12 Jun 2019 1:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link462Shares Yannick Carrasco has emerged as a primary transfer target for Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)Yannick Carrasco is hopeful of completing a return to a major European club this summer amid serious interest from Arsenal.The 25-year-old played a key role in Atletico Madrid’s run to the Champions League final in 2016 but joined Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang 18 months ago.Arsenal attempted to bring the Belgium international to north London back in January but were unable to engineer a deal and turned their attentions to signing Denis Suarez on loan from Barcelona instead.The Spain international failed to make any sort of impact at the Emirates, however, and was sent back to his parent club after he succumbed to a season-ending groin injury.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 Advertisement Bayern Munich could turn to Yannick Carrasco if they fail to sign Manchester City star Leroy Sane (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has been handed a restrictive budget this summer, following his failure to secure Champions League qualification, but is desperate to add a goalscoring threat on the flanks with Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan having contributed just nine Premier League goals between them last season.Arsenal are understood to have already submitted a £25million bid for Carrasco but the winger admits his future lies in the hands of Dalian Yifang’s club president.He said: ‘Everyone knows I want to return to Europe. Now it depends on my president and I hope a solution is found. I can’t speak of the (interested) club, but I hope that everything can be sorted.‘I’m not the one who decides. That’s my president. He will decide if he lets me leave or not, but I hope I can return.’Bayern Munich, meanwhile, are also reported to maintain an interest in Carrasco and could turn to the former Monaco star if they fail to secure a deal for unsettled Manchester City winger Leroy Sane.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 Yannick Carrasco hopeful of completing transfer move amid Arsenal interestlast_img read more