New Liverpool signing set to take legend’s shirt number at Anfield

first_img LATEST TRANSFER GOSSIP ON TALKSPORT.COM Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing REVEALED Keita wore eight for former club RB Leipzig and will keep the number at Liverpool LATEST Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 Gerrard first donned the legendary number eight ahead of the 2004-05 season, when he captained the Reds to a fifth Champions League title LIVING THE DREAM Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on Naby Keita is coming for Steven Gerrard’s iconic number eight shirt as he finally completes his move to Liverpool this week.No Reds player has worn the shirt since legendary captain Gerrard departed for LA Galaxy in 2015 but Keita, who like Gerrard plays in a box-to-box midfield role and wore eight for former club RB Leipzig, has his sights set on it.center_img RANKED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland three-way race TOP WORK Gerrard, the newly-minted Rangers boss, took the shirt ahead of the 2004-05 season and made 470 of his 710 Liverpool appearances wearing eight.Previous wearers of the famous shirt include Stan Collymore, Ray Houghton and Sammy Lee, and according to the Liverpool Echo, Keita will be next on the list.Keita, 23, arrived on Merseyside for the first time last week and allegedly signed autographs for fans with the number eight.The Guinean midfielder’s £48million transfer from Leipzig was agreed last summer, and is set to be completed this week. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND 2 targets In the immediate term, Keita will fill the gap left by the departing Emre Can, who is set to join Juventus on a four-year deal at the end of the month after his Liverpool contract expired.Keita is joined in the Anfield arrivals lounge by fellow midfielder Fabinho, who signed in a £40m deal from Monaco on May 29.At Leipzig last season, Keita could only manage a sixth-placed finish in the Bundesliga, making 39 appearances and scoring nine goals in all competitions.His disciplinary record will be a concern however, having picked up four red cards last season, which Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will be keen to eradicate as soon as possible.last_img read more

Chinas richest man looking for successor after son refuses

first_imgFrom K J M VarmaBeijing, Dec 12 (PTI) Chinas richest man, owning a USD 92 billion empire, today said he is looking for a successor, most likely from a group of professional managers, to take over his business after his son declined to be his heir apparent.Wang Jianlin, 62, founder and chairman of Dalian Wanda Group Co, whose businessincludesshopping malls, theme parks, sports clubs and cinemas, saidhe is most likely to pick from a group of professional managers to take over the running of his business.”I have asked my son about the succession plan, and he said he does not want to live a life like I do,” Wang was quoted as saying by Hong Kongs South-China Morning Post atChina Entrepreneurs Summit.”Perhaps young people have their own quests and priorities. Probably it will be better to hand over to professional managers and we sit on the board and see them run the company,” he said.The wealthy scions of Chinas billionaire entrepreneurs, known asfuerdaiare increasingly striking different paths, as more than three decades of break-neck economic growth and overseas education have given them different experiences, world view and aspirations from their parents.More than 80 per cent of Chinese heirs are not keen on assuming the reins of their parents businesses,a survey by the Shanghai Jiaotong University, covering 182 of the countrys top family-run companies said.Some were backing off due to intense pressures, while others simply were pursuing other career interests, study by the association of Chinese private enterprises showed, the Post report said.advertisementWanda, founded in the port city of Dalian in 1988, is the epitome of Chinas rags-to-wealth story, where it grew from a small property developer into a conglomerate operating malls, hotels, theme parks and the worlds largest chain of movie cinemas.In the process, its made Wang and his only son immensely wealthy.Wang, who visited India and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi had committed to invest about USD 10 billion in a Chinese project in Haryana.Following a worldwide buying spree that added AMC Entertainment, the Hoyts Group and Odeon and UCI Cinemas, Wanda now operates the worlds largest chain of cinemas, with more than 10,000 screens.It also owns hotels operated by Westin and Sofitel, as well as shopping malls and plans to build as many as 15 multibillion-yuan theme parks around the country.After snapping up stakes in European football clubs, Wanda is now turning its sights on Hollywood, announcing plans to purchase Dick Clark Productions in November that granted it the broadcasting rights to Golden Globe Awards. PTI KJVKJ AKJ KJlast_img read more

Lack of racial diversity in medical textbooks could mean inequity in care

first_imgVANCOUVER – Sitting in a doctor’s waiting room in Vancouver, Patricia Louie saw posters that only featured white and light skin-toned people depicted as patients. She wondered if medical textbooks would also reflect what she considered to be a biased portrayal of Canada’s diverse population.The experience in 2012 led the sociology student who was studying at the University of British Columbia at the time to analyze faces in four textbooks widely used in North American medical schools. She concluded in an honours thesis that racial diversity was being ignored.Most images in medical books are of legs, arms and chests, showing only skin tone, not race, so Louie broadened her research as a master’s student at the University of Toronto and focused on skin tone in over 4,000 images in later versions of the same textbooks.The study by Louie and co-author Rima Wilkes, a sociology professor at the University of British Columbia, found the proportion of dark skin tones represented was very small in images featured in “Atlas of Human Anatomy,” “Bates’ Guide to Physical Examinations and History Taking,” “Clinically Oriented Anatomy” and “Gray’s Anatomy for Students.”“Atlas” had fewer than one per cent of photos featuring dark skin, while the highest amount — five per cent — was included in “Gray’s,” the researchers say in the study, published in the journal Social Science and Medicine.Imagery of six common cancers for people of colour or dark skin tone hardly exist in the textbooks, says the study, which suggests unequal health care could result.“Although we can’t make any causal statements, I think it’s fair to say that the material in textbooks may influence how doctors think about who a patient is and that the under-representation of dark skin-toned people may contribute to inequities in treatment,” said Louis, who is of Caucasian and Asian heritage.She said mortality rates for some cancers, including breast, cervical, lung, colon and skin, are higher on average for black people, who are often diagnosed at later stages of the disease.The study draws on research that says 52 per cent of black people receive an initial diagnosis of an advanced stage of skin cancer compared with 16 per cent of white people.“The research shows that even though blacks are less likely to get skin cancer than whites, they’re more likely to die when diagnosed,” Louis said.Skin cancer would require doctors to look for melanomas on nails, hands and feet, but none of the textbooks included images of what that would look like in dark-skinned patients, raising questions about whether physicians are adequately trained to treat people of diverse races, she said.“I would like publishers of medical textbooks to include more images of darker-skinned people and also to pay attention to the way diseases are presented on darker skin tones because that is very necessary for equality of care for racial minorities and darker-skinned people in Canada and the U.S.,” said Louie, who is now doing a PhD in racial inequality in health care.The study cites data from two American studies that suggest race-based inequities pervade the health-care system in the United States, and black dialysis patients are less likely than their white counterparts to be referred to transplant waiting lists.Dr. Roger Wong, executive associate dean at the University of B.C.’s faculty of medicine, said valuing diversity should mean promoting it in textbooks.“So updating future editions is the way to go,” he said of the four books related to the study. “I do think it has flagged for these editors and for writers that all of us need to be very mindful, and I do agree there’s work to be done.”Beyond textbook learning, Wong said case studies presented at the university’s medical school are rigorously vetted to ensure they reflect Canada’s ethnic diversity and real patients who volunteer to interact with students are selected based on similar guidelines.“With Indigenous patients, traditional medicine is very important,” he said, citing an example of diversity. “We need to respect and understand where that’s coming from and also understand some of the nuances of when we talk about ‘western medicine.’”— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter.last_img read more

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante faces online threats over secularism stance

first_imgMONTREAL — Quebec’s premier is speaking out against online threats levelled against Montreal’s mayor over her stance on Bill 21.Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante has said she’s been the target of increasing threats since making known her opposition to the provincial secularism bill.Plante told reporters threats of physical violence on social media have spiked recently, and she’s taking them very seriously.A senior aide to the mayor told The Canadian Press that messages deemed to have crossed a line have been flagged and given to Montreal police.In Quebec City, Premier Francois Legault called the threats unacceptable and said the debate over Bill 21 must be respectful.Bill 21 would prohibit public servants in positions of authority — including teachers, police officers, Crown prosecutors and prison guards — from wearing religious symbols on the job. A grandfather clause would protect people already hired in those positions.The debate surrounding the proposed legislation has been divisive since the bill was tabled last month.“This is unacceptable. We have to repeat again that this debate has to be done respectfully, and we have to be careful about any kind of violence,” Legault said in Quebec City on Thursday.The Canadian Presslast_img read more