It was reported yesterday that Stanley Dural Jr., better known by his stage name Buckwheat Zydeco, passed at the age of 68 after a battle with lung cancer. The Lafayette, LA-born accordion, bandleader, and torch bearer of Zydeco music, earned his “Buckwheat” nickname due to his braided hair and resemblance to that of the Our Gang/The Little Rascals character.After earning his stripes playing organ with legends such as Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown and Joe Tex, Dural went on to meet and back Clifton Chenier’s Red Hot Louisiana Band. That influential relationship with Chenier led him to take up the accordion and began his love affair with zydeco music. He went on to form his own bands, eventually settling on Buckwheat Zydeco and Ils Sont Partis Band.The long list of accolades includes playing with international superstars such as Eric Clapton, Bono, Paul Simon, Robert Plant, Mavis Staples, Little Richard and countless others. The group also performed on essentially every major network and talk show over the years, while the largest audience came during their performance at the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.“I’m not performing for one group of people, I perform for all generations,” said Dural. “You give 50% to the older generation, 50% to the younger generation. I have no limit to what I can do, so I can take it to different levels.”In memory of Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., take a listen to a few memorable performances from over the years.Performing Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Joe” on Late Night w/ David Letterman 6/15/92:Buckwheat Zydeco – Hey Ma Petit Fille I’m Going Now – from the Montreux Jazz Festival 1989:Emotional version of George Perkin’s “Cryin’ In The Streets” for the Hurricane Katrina compilation album Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album for the Gulf Coast (2005):Performing at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2016 with his band, despite battling lung cancer:Buckwheat Zydeco with Paul Simon at Hurrican Katrina Benefit “That Was Your Mother”:[via NOLA’s Times-Picayune]
David Byrne reads the reviews outlets write about his shows. He must have read at least one, anyway, as he just released a new live EP whose title is borrowed from a line in an NME write-up of his American Utopia tour: The Best Live Show Of All Time.The tour, which takes its name from the title of Byrne’s recently Grammy-nominated new album, has circled the globe all year, garnering unanimously glowing reviews every step of the way. From the start, David Byrne has also thought highly of his latest spectacle, describing his American Utopia tour as “the most ambitious show [he’s] done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense” (see photos here).You can purchase the new EP via Nonesuch here. The new live EP is also available to stream as bonus content on Byrne’s newly released deluxe edition of American Utopia, and features live cuts from his September stop at Brooklyn, NY’s Kings Theatre. Below, you can check out the EP’s announcement video and listen to the new live tracks as part of the American Utopia deluxe edition on Spotify.David Byrne – Best Live Show Of All Time EP – Announcement VideoDavid Byrne – American Utopia (Deluxe Edition) – Full Album[H/T NME]
Read Full Story “The sky is the limit.” The familiar words of encouragement, spoken on the occasion of the Tazuko Ajiro Monane Award and Noma-Reischauer Prize Ceremony, personified this year’s recipients. The annual event, held December 4, honored four students for their exceptional achievements in fields related to the study of Japan. The ceremony is organized by the Japanese Language Program in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies. Yuko Kageyama-Hunt, senior preceptor in Japanese, introduced Allejah Franco and Eagon Meng, the undergraduate recipients of the Monane award. Speaking from personal experience, she shared the idiom as an homage to Tazuko Monane, former director of the JLP and namesake of the award, who used the saying to inspire her students. Upon accepting the awards in both Japanese and English, it was clear that limitations were of no concern for Franco and Meng, whose speeches demonstrated the highest proficiency in the language. The Monane award is granted to students who have completed at least two years of Japanese language study at Harvard and show promise in applying the language professionally or academically in the future.
Read Full Story One hundred years ago, a young member of the Thai royal family gave up a promising military career to devote himself to the health and well-being of his people. As part of his new plan, Prince Mahidol Adulyadej of Songkla came to the U.S. to study public health at the Harvard-MIT School for Health Officers (as the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health was originally known).On Aug. 25, 2016 a symposium was held to honor the Prince’s contributions to public health and medicine in his country and to highlight the progress Thailand has made in public health and medicine over the past century, including improving drinking water, sanitation, and nutrition, and continuing more recently with adoption of universal health coverage in 2002. The event, held at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, was co-sponsored by Harvard Chan School, Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the King of Thailand Birthplace Foundation (KTBF).Prince Mahidol earned a certificate in public health from Harvard in 1921 and later returned to Boston to study at HMS, where he earned his M.D. cum laude in 1928. Throughout his studies, he preferred to be known as “Mr. Songkla,” and kept his royal identity a secret from classmates.While at Harvard, the Prince negotiated an agreement with the Rockefeller Foundation to provide funding for education in medicine, nursing, and public health in Thailand. Upon his return home, he presided over substantial upgrades to science and medical facilities in Thailand’s universities and implemented national public health policies.
As customers and the IT industry convene in Barcelona at Cisco Live this week, I think about our relationship with Cisco that spawned an incredibly significant industry almost a decade ago.Back in 2009, Dell EMC and Cisco established a unified vision for the modern data center. Our goal was to simplify IT infrastructure adoption and management to enable IT operations teams to focus on delivering new services to help their businesses drive competitive advantage and new revenue. This vision eventually led to today’s Dell EMC VxBlock, a first-of-its-kind converged infrastructure system.VxBlock Systems are built on Cisco UCS servers, Cisco Nexus switches, Cisco MDS switches, Dell EMC storage and data protection devices, and VMware vSphere hypervisor. According to a recent IDC survey, VxBlock Systems require 66% less operational effort than traditional systems, speed the application development lifecycle by 34%, and pay for themselves in an average of only eight months.¹We call these outcomes the “turnkey engineered system experience,” in large part, due to another innovation: the Release Certification Matrix for life cycle assurance. Today, the “RCM” regularly provides VxBlock users with pre-validated, interoperable firmware and hypervisor releases and patches for the entire technology stack. This eliminates hundreds of hours of tedious, risky operations that other technology stacks pose.2Continuing to innovate and to collaborate with Cisco, we extended the VxBlock turnkey experience to the entire data center with Vscale Architecture.With Vscale Architecture, shared resource pools of Cisco compute, Dell EMC storage and data protection are connected through the Vscale Fabric, which is a software-defined Cisco spine-leaf network. These “logical” converged systems are managed, supported and sustained with the same low OpEx, high availability and agility as a VxBlock System. Customers, such as Inovalon3, say that Vscale has created operational efficiencies enterprise-wide, beyond the scale of a single converged system.Building on nearly a decade of No. 1 leadership in converged infrastructure sales, we’ve collaborated with Cisco to continue making strides in our journey to the modern data center with the addition of new hardware and software that has made our converged infrastructure portfolio even stronger, faster, more powerful and more automated.Next Generation Cisco Compute for VxBlock SystemsOur family of VxBlock Systems (the 350, 540 and 740 models) now supports the powerful Cisco UCS B200 M5 Blade Servers. With the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors, more cores per socket, up to 3TB of memory, and 24 DIMM slots, the M5 servers boost performance for compute-intensive workloads like virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), web infrastructure and enterprise applications such as Oracle and SAP HANA. With the B200 M5 server, you can consolidate virtual servers at higher ratios with increased performance, capacity and throughput while utilizing a smaller, half-width form factor for increased space savings.The added performance, memory footprint, I/O, and on-board storage of the UCS B200 M5 Blade Server offers additional OpEx savings with fewer servers to procure, power and cool, maintain, warranty, and purchase. Customers will be able to mix both M5 and previously supported M4 blades in VxBlock Systems, giving them more technology choice and investment protection.Enhanced Cisco Software for Intent-Based Networking with VscaleThe Vscale Architecture supports all three pillars of Cisco intent-based networking. This is a substantial benefit for any organization struggling to maintain a consistent network and security policy as their data centers grow to enormous capacity to support thousands of applications.The three pillars of intent-based networking are Cisco ACI, Tetration and Network Assurance Engine software. Together, they let you express your intent by writing policies about connectivity and security. The intent might be, “Keep the dev and prod environments separate,” “Quarantine all servers and VMs affected by the ABC attack” or “maintain certain configurations to assure specific performance and availability levels for applications XYZ.” The software translates this intent to configuration commands and continuously monitors all traffic flows and verifies all ACI and Nexus configurations to ensure that your intent is being met.As long-time partners, Dell EMC and Cisco are both excited about the many use cases and endless possibilities that intent-based networking offers our Vscale customers:“Together, Dell EMC and Cisco are deploying Vscale with ACI and Tetration to simplify and secure data center operations for some of the largest financial and transportation companies in the world.” said Roland Acra, SVP and GM for Cisco’s Data Center Networking. “We look forward to working with Dell EMC to deliver network assurance along with our industry leading network automation and analytics, to enable these IT operators to shift from being reactive to proactive and to be confident their networks are always operating coherently and as intended.” If you’re attending Cisco Live EMEA in Barcelona, please stop by our booth G13 and meet our experts. We’d love to speak with you about how VxBlock, Vscale, and Cisco intent-based networking make data centers simpler to manage so that IT experts can deliver more value for the business.###¹ IDC, The Business Value of Modernizing Mission-Critical Applications with Dell EMC VxBlock Systems, October 20172 ESG, Simplifying IT Infrastructure Upgrades with Dell EMC Converged Infrastructures Systems and Vision Intelligent Operations Software. January 2017³ Inovalon Dell EMC Vscale Architecture Case Study
Political scientist, writer and libertarian Charles Murray spoke at McKenna Hall on Tuesday afternoon on the themes in his book “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010.” The event was sponsored by the undergraduate minor in constitutional studies, and professor of political science Vincent Munoz opened the event by stating the purpose of inviting Murray to Notre Dame, as Murray is widely considered to be a controversial figure after co-writing “The Bell Curve” in 1994, which argues that genetics at least partly determines economic and social success. Michael Yu | The Observer The undergraduate minor in constitutional studies sponsored a lecture by libertarian, political scientist and writer Charles Murray at McKenna Hall on Tuesday, discussing political climates.“The University believes in the pursuit of truth and the protection of freedom of speech,” Munoz said. “Please know that the event is meant to further the purposes of the constitutional studies program, [which is] thoughtful dialogue in which people of good will listen to one another.”Murray holds degrees from both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard. Within his first seconds of speaking at the podium in McKenna Hall, four people in the audience stood up and walked out together.Murray started his lecture by sharing his ideas on the forces that gave rise to the unexpected victory of Trump.“You have a working class — especially a white working class — that exhibited last year both a great deal of anger and … a great deal of demoralization,” he said. “On the other side, you had in this case a democratic elite … an elite that is isolated and that also exhibits a certain amount of disdain from mainstream America.”Regarding the white working class, Murray cited it as something that “seemed to be an unmitigated good.” He said in the 1950s there was a revolution in the way colleges recruited students.“Elite colleges started to reach out to much greater parts of America and draw in students who had not been drawn in before purely on their academic ability,” Murray said. “This is a good thing.”Murray used his alma mater, Harvard, as an example, and said in 1952 the average SAT verbal score was 583 and in 1960 it was 678.“In non-statistical terms, what it means is that Harvard went from a place with a lot of rich kids, some of whom were smart, to being a place who had very many very smart kids, some of whom were rich,” he said.Murray said when you bring a bunch of people with very high IQs together they “form a critical mass.” Because of this, he said, the value of brains in the marketplace skyrocketed.“You not only had a situation in which the higher education establishment over the last half of the 20th century, those people upon leaving were making lots more money,” he said. “The combination of money and spatial concentration produced a new upper-class culture.”Murray said the new upper class came with the inception of a new “bubble,” a new upper-class culture that was distinct from the rest of “mainstream America.” In an effort to help his readers determine whether or not they existed in this bubble, he created the “Bubble Quiz,” which consisted of 45 items and was scored from zero to 100 points. The fewer the points a person scored, the thicker the new upper-class bubble they lived in.The quiz contained questions related to the demographics of the neighborhood one lived in, if they had ever lived below the poverty line, the types of jobs they held in the past and more. Murray said he collected 140,000 scores, along with the zip codes people lived in now and the zip codes of where they lived when they were 10. He said he found a correlation between participants’ scores on the bubble quiz and the socioeconomic status of their zip code at age 10.Murray said the election was the end of America as a “creedal country,” creedal referring to the fact that America had a creed that was universally held.“Egalitarianism in the sense that Americans were not supposed to get too big for their britches,” he said. “Americans were not supposed to think they were better than other people just because they had more money.“What the election of 2016 revealed … is that those … democrats — after they came over to the right — were not absorbing the ideals of limited governments and the American creed. They had pretty much dropped out of those, too, [and] they were joining the right largely because they were so irritated with the people on the left.”The rich and powerful tend to be clustered in the same areas, specifically New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley, Murray said. However, he said, a better way of living would be to “be in the midst of other people who are dealing with the stuff of life.” He said one should not live in a wealthy area just because they can, but rather, to strive to find a neighborhood that is not filled with all like-minded people.“So I guess what I’m saying to you who, many of you will become a part of this new upper class, don’t forget that option,” He said. “To live in touch with people who are engaged with the stuff of life in a very traditional American way and maybe you, too, will love it.”Professor of anthropology Agustin Fuentes delivered the response to Murray, as well as his own critiques on “Coming Apart.” He said while he agrees with Murray’s points on inequality having increased dramatically and social and spatial differences between classes growing farther and faster, he notes some fallacies in Murray’s book, specifically the flaws in what Murray describes as the “American Project.”“The American Project that Mr. Murray outlines is one where the continuing effort begun with the founding of the U.S. to demonstrate that human beings can be left as individuals and families to live their lives as they see fit,” Fuentes said. “Not everyone from the very founding — and in fact most — were not left free as individuals and families to live their lives.”As examples, Fuentes cited slavery, voting rights and women’s rights as barricades of freedom. From the founding, he said, the American Project failed from the get-go.Fuentes then refuted Murphy’s claim that people grouped by gender, ethnicity, age, social class and sexual preference will produce group differences in outcome due to cognitive, psychological and behavioral genetic differences.“The reductionist determinism, the almost apartheid-esque concept underlying Murray’s positions has no support with biological and anthropological sciences,” he said. “In fact, it runs counter to the rich and diverse bodies of scholarship, and yet, Murray seems to think — or rather hope — that the differences at the end of the day are deep-rooted in our human natures and reflect cognitive hierarchies rooted in our biology.“He is wrong. The American Project Murray pines for nostalgically, and with interesting stories, is not a reality. And it never was.”In order to deal with increased inequality and injustice in America, Fuentes said, one must not rely on false assumptions or assertions.“It must be about trying to work with real science and the real complexities of history, and inequity combatting ignorance and bias and seeing what we as a diverse, complex and occasionally justice-seeking nation have done and can actually do,” he said. “The assumptions and assertions underlying ‘Coming Apart,’ despite the quaint stories you just heard, are unsupported, unscientific, simplistic, myopic, gender-driven propaganda and we cannot take them seriously.”After Fuentes’ response, the event concluded with a question and answer session where the audience could send their questions in electronically. Senior Candace Thomas asked Murray about his thoughts on white privilege and whether or not he thought white people were born with advantages in life.“Depends on what white people you are talking about,” he said. “You’d have a hard time going down the road to rural Indiana towns in the south and going there, talking to white folks there and convincing them that they are privileged. So, do I think that there is such a thing as being white in this country independent of all other factors is this privilege thing? No, not really.”Murray then addressed another question on why the new upper class was overwhelmingly liberal. He said there was an orthodoxy on campuses and that for most of the 20th century it was tilted left, but that it has recently gotten more pronounced.“What we are in the process of seeing now is the simultaneous strength and increasing adamancy of the orthodoxy of the social sciences at the same time that what is going on in the hard sciences will — in another 10 or 15 years — will have finished off the story in the following sentence,” he said.Murray said that story will not be revolutionary, and that the differences between men, women and ethnic groups will have a genetic component.“This will not be earthshaking,” he said. “In most cases it will be a validation of what most of us look around and see and take for granted and are not particularly bothered by. But, it will be a revolution in the social sciences.“So that I would say by 2025 to 2030 if you are a sociologist and you publish an article trying to explain the probability of being arrested by age 21 on the basis of the standard socioeconomic set of independent variables, that you will not be able to get it published anymore unless you’ve also incorporated what’s been going on in the hard sciences. This revolution is coming down the road.”At this point, Fuentes stood up to protest this claim, but Murray addressed him and said he just wanted to finish his sentence, and then he would give the floor to Fuentes.“I will say that when I hear the kinds of things you are saying about the state of knowledge on these fields that you are the one living in Never-Neverland,” Murray said to Fuentes.Fuentes responded by addressing the audience and said there was “an incredible body of data out there.”“Don’t take my word. Don’t take his word. Do the reading,” Fuentes said. “Look at the entire body, sociological, anthropological, population genetic, cognitive science literature. It is there, it is prominent. We have been researching this for over a century and it is clear.”Tags: agustin fuentes, Charles Murray, Constitutional Studies
By Myriam Ortega/Diálogo December 18, 2018 In early November, the Colombian Armed Forces dealt a blow to illegal mining in the Colombian Amazon by dismantling a criminal gang that illegally exploited mining sites. Three simultaneous joint operations with the Colombian National Police’s Judicial Police resulted in the capture of six members of the criminal ring and a dredge boat. A year of intelligence work enabled the Colombian Army to follow the movements and actions of the criminal gang Los Mercurio and identify its members. According to the Army, the ring operated in Tarapacá, Amazonas department, on the banks of the Putumayo and Cotuhé rivers, which flow through Peru and Colombia. “The goal was to go after the leaders of this structure,” Colombian Army Colonel Carlos Ernesto Marmolejo Cumbe, commander of the 26th Brigade based in Leticia, Amazonas department, told Diálogo. “This is what we worked on this whole year .” Simultaneous operations The operations were carried out in the village of Tarapacá and in the city of Leticia at the same time. Troops of the 50th Jungle Infantry Battalion assigned to the 26th Army Brigade led the captures with the support of the Colombian Air Force’s (FAC) Amazonas Air Group, the National Police, and the Office of the Attorney General. “On the 8th [of November], the operations were carried out simultaneously. Soldiers arrived at these people’s houses and arrested the four individuals [in Tarapacá],” Col. Marmolejo said. “Likewise, in Leticia, the Judicial Police located the house of the other two persons, and captured them.” One of those arrested is the organization’s leader, Omar Verano, alias El Mechudo. The criminals are accused of illegal exploitation of mining sites and environmental pollution with dangerous solid waste, among other crimes. “The process included capturing them and transporting them to Leticia and then turning them over to the Prosecutor’s Office with all the evidence against them, so they could be charged,” FAC Colonel Osman Eucardo González Ortiz, commander of the Amazonas Air Group, told Diálogo. “Everything went as planned.” On the same day, units of the 50th Jungle Infantry Battalion and riverine elements of the Amazon Coast Guard Command carried out an operation on the Cotuhé river. The joint operation resulted in the seizure of a dredge boat that the criminal ring used to dredge the bottom of the river. “On the same morning, we did a riverine tactical maneuver toward the site and intervened the boat,” Col. Marmolejo said. “Only the infrastructure was there, but by seizing it, we reduced this criminal organization’s capabilities.” According to Col. Marmolejo, alias Mechudo’s capture weakens the criminal structure significantly and will prevent its reorganization. The officer said that the Army dealt blows to the organization on several occasions, but “they would come back and regroup.” “I think there are some remnants on the Peruvian side of the Cotuhé river,” Col. Marmolejo said. “Anyway, we are very alert [in the event] they try to cross to the Colombian side.” The operations were conducted as part of the Victoria Plus Plan—the Colombian Army’s strategic roadmap—and the Diamond Plan, an offensive at a national level against criminal groups. In the Diamond Plan’s first 100-day review on November 17th, the Colombian government reported that more than 57,000 criminals had been captured, over 300 of whom were members of organized armed groups and gangs. Protecting the environment Illegal gold mining in Colombia is the main cause of deforestation, with more than 24,000 hectares of forests destroyed in 2014, according to the latest report of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, Colombia: Alluvial Gold Exploitation, published in June 2016. The results did not point to Amazonas department, but the eastern departments of Chocó and Antioquia as some of the most affected areas. However, the problem is regional and benefits transnational criminal organizations that pollute the environment and the population, exposing them to dangerous substances such as mercury. “These criminal organizations are indifferent to the environmental damage dumping mercury in the river basin causes,” said Col. González. “We counter crimes against the Amazon, crimes against the environment.” So far in 2018, the 26th Brigade was able to capture 19 dredges, 10 wooden boats, nine outboard engines, seven compressors, and five diving suits, among other material used for the illegal extraction of gold in combined and joint operations. Authorities also captured more than a dozen criminals. “Each one of us [institutions of the Armed Forces] has distinctive capabilities, since the only way to act decisively against individuals that generate violence, illegal groups, and organized criminal gangs is to integrate all our forces,” Col. González concluded. “We have to work together as a joint front so that criminal groups cannot escape.”
continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Although they are barely in the first stages of recovery from destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, leaders of the Cornerstone Credit Union League are already overwhelmed with the outpouring of support they have received from the credit union system.“While we never want to live through a natural disaster of this magnitude, the cooperative spirit of credit unions always rises to the top,” said Caroline Willard, president/CEO of the Cornerstone Credit Union League. “I thought I knew what ‘people helping people’ meant, but this week, I’ve been schooled.”As of Thursday afternoon, the National Credit Union Foundation’s CU Aid and the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation have collected more than $500,000 to support the needs of employees and volunteers of credit unions. Roughly $100,000 has come in through the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation with the remaining contributions having been made to CU Aid. Additionally, 18 phase one $1,000 disaster relief grants have already been approved by the Cornerstone Foundation, 15 of which have already been funded. Further aid is still needed.
– Advertisement – There are also some changes noted in the interface, for instance, “Archived Chats” may be moved at the top of your chat list once Vacation Mode is enabled for better visibility. In this update, WhatsApp is also working to introduce the ‘Archived Chats feature with a new banner that reads, “Move chats you want to keep muted here’ adding, ‘Chats with new messages won’t return to main chat list. This hints that the behaviour of archived chats function will change for all chats archived. For now, the tracker says that these new tweaks haven’t been enabled for users even on the latest beta.In 2020, will WhatsApp get the killer feature that every Indian is waiting for? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. WhatsApp is actively working on a ‘Vacation Mode’ feature to bring users the ability to keep archived chat in archive even when a new message arrives. Currently, WhatsApp unarchives chats when a new message comes in, and Vacation Mode looks to prevent that from happening. The latest WhatsApp for Android beta sees improvements to this Vacation Mode feature, and hints that WhatsApp is actively developing it, including UI tweaks to the Archived Chats section. The feature is still under development and hasn’t been enabled for public beta testing yet.The instant messaging platform has released the latest WhatsApp Beta for Android v22.214.171.124, and WhatsApp-watchers WABetaInfo dug into its code to see all the new features WhatsApp may be working on. The features tracker found WhatsApp is busy developing the Vacation Mode feature. This new addition, as mentioned, allows users to keep chats in the archive when new messages arrive. In the past beta updates, WhatsApp prevented muted archived chats to be automatically unarchived when new messages arrived, but this new beta release suggests that WhatsApp users need not mute chats to keep them in archive.- Advertisement –
Comment Arsenal aim to offload Ozil in January (Picture: Rex Features)‘When I decided he shouldn’t be in the squad it’s because I think other players deserved it more,’ Emery said after Arsenal’s victory over Standard Liege.‘He needs to continue working. Tomorrow we have training with the players who didn’t play, and on Sunday we have another match – and we are going to decide the same.‘Our target is to win on Sunday against Bournemouth and we want to carry on our same way in each match.’Should Arsenal sell Ozil?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Ozil is fighting for his future at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil is increasingly concerned he may be forced out of Arsenal, according to reports.Unai Emery has repeatedly overlooked the German playmaker this season and Ozil has made just two starts in all competitions.While Ozil is happy in London and does not want to move, the Mirror claim Emery is ready to cut his losses with the attacker.Emery has been left wholly unimpressed with Ozil’s attitude in training.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Ozil is failing to impress Emery in training (Picture: Getty)Ozil’s work rate in training and in games is Emery’s main concern and as a result the 30-year-old has struggled to even make it onto Arsenal’s bench.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal would like to offload Ozil in January, but his £350,000-a-week salary is set to be a major stumbling block in any transfer.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 CityThe Gunners, however, are prepared to pay part of Ozil’s wages should he move elsewhere in January.Ozil has been omitted from the last two Premier League matchday squads and has played just once in the league this season.With speculation mounting about a fall-out with Emery, the Arsenal boss explained at the start of this month why he continually snubbed Ozil. Arsenal boss Unai Emery left unimpressed with Mesut Ozil in training as transfer exit looms Coral BarryWednesday 9 Oct 2019 11:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link530Shares Advertisement