Photo: Dave Vann Bitches Bloom | Blue Nile | NOLA | 5/2/2017 | Photo: Dave Vann Load remaining images In the week in between the first and second weekend of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the city doesn’t take too much of a break, continuing to host countless shows each night that take advantage of the world-class musicians who flock there each spring and that feature enviable collaborations and sit-ins. While these days between (“Daze Between”) officially came to a close yesterday with the dozens of performances that took over the Fairgrounds—including performances by Widespread Panic, George Porter Jr., and the supergroup Voice of the Wetlands, featuring Tab Benoit, Anders Osbourne, Waylon Thibodeaux, Johnny Sansone, George Porter Jr., and Joh—the city has been in full Jazz Fest mode for a week now with no plans of slowing.Jazz Fest Round Two Kicks Off With Widespread Panic And George Porter, Jr. [Photos]As just a sampling of what New Orleans has been offering to locals and out-of-towners who are currently swarming the city, we’ll run you through a handful. On Tuesday, May 2nd, Bitches Bloom, a tribute to Miles Davis featuring Lettuce’s Eric Benny Bloom, Nigel Hall, Adam Deitch, Ryan Zoidis and Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff took over the Blue Nile, while across the way at One Eyed Jacks, The Whip! featuring Pimps of Joytime’s Brian J, Greyboy All Stars Robert Walter, and Les Claypool’s Mike Dillon went full force late into the night.Wednesday saw an early performance by John Medeski and Johnny Vidacovich at the Maple Leaf, leaving folks time to head over to Megalomaniacs Ball at the Howlin’ Wolf, which featured the Mike Dillon Band and special guest Dean Ween. Then, Thursday, following the second weekend’s inaugural day this year, Marco Benevento and funk all-stars Lettuce hit the Joy Theatre, putting on a raucous show for attendees to truly in-gear for the rest of the weekend. Check out photos from these performances this week below, courtesy of Dave Vann. Lettuce | Joy Theatre | NOLA | 5/4/2017 | Photo: Dave Vann Load remaining images Medeski | Mapleleaf | NOLA | 5/3/2017 | Photo: Dave Vann The Whip | One Eyed Jacks | NOLA | 5/2/2017 | Photo: Dave Vann Load remaining images Load remaining images Load remaining images Dean Ween & Mike Dillon | Howlin’ Wolf | NOLA | 5/3/2017 | Photo: Dave Vann Marco Benevento | Joy Theatre | NOLA | 5/4/2017 | Photo: Dave Vann Load remaining images
Theodore Betley, Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and Victoria D’Souza, associate professor of molecular and cellular biology, were recently named as the recipients of the 2011 George W. Merck Fellowship.Awarded annually, the two-year fellowship recognizes outstanding research by tenure-track faculty. Nominees are selected by faculty based on the innovation and impact of their research, and their potential for greater achievement. Winners are selected by Jeremy Bloxham, dean of science at Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences.Betley’s research focuses on catalyst discovery – specifically those that can convert less desirable chemicals like greenhouse gases into value-added commodity chemicals. Developing catalysts of this sort can impact both energy conversion strategies for renewable energy and the chemical industry by streamlining the generation of complex chemical structures with minimal waste generation.D’Souza works to elucidate the structural aspects of retroviral replication, including the initiation of reverse transcription, transcription, and translation of viral genes. Her research has led to discoveries that have implications for new antiviral therapeutics to combat cancers and viral infections, such as HIV and Moloney murine leukemia virus (MoMLV).The fellowships are made possible by the George W. Merck Fund of the New York Community Trust.
The University is implementing a clear bag policy September 1st for all reserve-ticketed events at Notre Dame Stadium, Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center and Compton Family Ice Arena, according to a press release Friday.The policy will be effective starting at the first game of the 2018 football season and will also affect non-Notre Dame reserve-ticketed events such as concerts, the release said. Small clutches, clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12 by 6 by 12 inches and one-gallon plastic bags are permitted so long as they don’t have a logo larger than 4 by 3.4 inches.Prohibited items include backpacks, fanny packs, draw-string bags, camera bags, large purses and any type of luggage, amongst others, according to the release.Vice president for campus safety and event management Mike Seamon said in the release that safety and security on campus are of the highest priority.“This new policy will be a significant addition to the many safeguards we already have in place,” Seamon said. “Many stadia and arenas nationwide have adopted this policy in recent years, and it has proven to enhance safety and because it reduces faulty bag searches, expedite fans’ access through the gates and into the venues.”Approved medical bags or equipment will be exempted but subject to inspection at the gate along with all other items, the release said, and there will be express entry lanes for guests not carrying bags. A vendor outside the stadium will also be available to ship bags that do not meet criteria to fans’ homes.Tags: bags, clear bag policy, new policy, reserve-ticketed events
MacLaine received an Oscar for her performance in Terms of Endearment, as well as nominations for The Turning Point, Irma la Douce, The Apartment and Some Came Running. She currently appears on Downton Abbey as Martha Levinson. MacLaine’s Broadway credits include Me and Juliet, The Pajama Game and multiple solo shows. What we would give to have an Oscar winner take us under her wing! According to TVLine, screen legend Shirley MacLaine is set to appear in a multiple-episode arc on Glee. MacLaine will play a New York socialite who is determined to make Blaine (played by Darren Criss) a superstar. Darren Criss Criss, who made his Broadway debut in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, plays Blaine, an openly gay alum of the McKinley High’s glee club and romantic interest of Kurt (portrayed by Chris Colfer). In a recent episode of the Fox series, Criss teamed up with Lea Michele and company to perform Stephen Sondheim’s “Broadway Baby” and “No One is Alone.” View Comments Star Files
By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaA turkey sandwich can be a wonderful after-the-holidays treat. But don’t wait too long to eat it or other leftovers, says a University of Georgia food safety expert.“A good rule of thumb is to keep your leftovers somewhere between three and five days,” said Judy Harrison, an UGA Cooperative Extension food safety specialist with the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences. “After five days you should discard them.”Eating leftovers that have been kept too long or stored improperly can make people sick with a variety of foodborne pathogens, she said. “Some bacteria, like Listeria, can grow at refrigerator temperatures,” she said. “And the longer you keep the food, the more time bacteria have to grow to high numbers.”If your holiday meal is setup as a buffet, she says, don’t save the leftovers. “Food on buffets comes in contact with a lot of people,” she said. “This greatly increases the risk of contamination.” Food kept at room temperature for two hours or less can be stored for later use. Big pots of foods, like chili or stews, must be safely cooled before being stored in the refrigerator or freezer, she said. Hot food can be cooled by placing the pot in an ice-water bath. Fill your kitchen sink with ice, place the food pot on the ice and stir the food until it cools.“I got a call from a church group who recently made huge pots of chili and placed the hot pots in the refrigerator,” she said. “The next day when they pulled out the chili, it was still warm. They wanted to know what they should do. I had to tell them to throw it all out.”It is best to store leftover food in small portions in shallow containers, preferably less than three inches deep.“Spread containers out so the air (in the refrigerator) will circulate around them and cool the food quickly,” she said.Foods should be refrigerated at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or less and frozen at 0 F or less.To check the temperature of your home appliances, use a refrigerator/freezer thermometer. “Put the thermometer in the warmest part of the refrigerator or freezer, which is typically toward the front of the top shelf,” she said. Food will freeze at temperatures higher than 0 F, she said. But food will maintain the best quality for the longest period of time if it’s frozen at 0 F or below.
This week we’re handing over the reigns of Instagram account to Virginia photographer and Blue Ridge Mountain explorer Elyse Clark. Elyse is a graduate student at Virginia Tech working on her Ph.D. in water quality. In her spare time, she says she enjoys hiking and using photography to share the beauty of the Blue Ridge. Stay tuned to our Instagram account all week long for a daily feature of Elyse’s work!When you’re out taking your own adventure photos, don’t forget to use the hashtag #myblueridge. You could be the next to take over our account.Foggy fall day atop Barney’s Wall in Giles County, Virginia.Sun rays highlighting the fall colors on Brush Mountain, Virginia. Mystical trees at Rock Castle Gorge, Virginia. Cool and crisp fall day on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. Stormy day atop Bald Knob in Giles County, Virginia. BRO: How did you get into photography?EC: I got my first camera in high school and soon discovered that I enjoyed being able to reduce the whole world down to one single frame. From that point I was inspired to keep working at trying to effectively portray a scene and the way I see it to others through photography.BRO: Where did you discover your passion?EC: Since I was a kid, I’ve always been an outdoors person and spent all of my free time outdoors. Therefore, once I got a camera,the subjects that made the most sense to me to photograph were those most familiar to me-the outdoors.BRO: What kind of photography do you specialize in?EC: Landscape photography. Specifically of our beautiful Blue Ridge region.BRO: How long have you been shooting?EC: As a casual photographer, since high school. As a more refined and serious photographer, about a year.BRO: If you could only choose one area in this region to hike and explore and photograph for the rest of your life what would it be?EC: I would have to stick to what I know and say the Roanoke region. However, I’m also particularly fond of the Boone area.BRO: One piece of gear (minus your camera) you wouldn’t head into the woods without? EC: My Sawyer mini water filter- as a safety precaution.
By Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo August 02, 2018 In 2019, the Peruvian Navy’s Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation (DHN, in Spanish) will set up four oceanographic buoys along the northern coast of Peru. The buoys will strengthen authorities’ response capabilities to natural disasters such as El Niño Costero, which severely impacted the country in 2017. “The buoys will help authorities monitor strategic areas and gather real-time information for [follow-up] and prevention of an event such as El Niño,” Peruvian Navy Commander Alfieri Buccicardi, head of DHN’s Oceanography Department, told Diálogo. “[We seek to] alert the population and reduce the death toll and material damage to socioeconomic activities that are important at the national level.” The Peruvian government authorized the Ministry of Defense to use $2.69 million from the Fund for Natural Disaster Interventions (FONDES, in Spanish) to purchase four buoys, El Peruano newspaper reported. FONDES funds public investment projects for the mitigation, response capability, restoration, and reconstruction of Peru in the aftermath of calamitous events, especially occurring suddenly, causing great socio-economic loss. The buoys will not only provide information about strategic and open sea areas, but also enable the study of physical variables to help forecast rapid changes in the sea that impact maritime coastal areas. Buoys will send data of oceanographic variables via satellite, including seawater temperature, salinity, and oxygen levels from depths of 10 to 500 meters. Buoys will also include sensors to measure waves and tides, and a system to maintain a permanent position that DHN will monitor via GPS. “Buoys will be purchased in the international market. The Peruvian Navy is in the process of selecting [the manufacturer] to buy the equipment,” Cmdr. Buccicardi said. “We hope to install them by early 2019. Two [will be placed] on the northern coast of Peru, at a depth of about 4,500 meters, and two will be for replacement and maintenance.” The polar research vessel BAP Carrasco of the Peruvian Navy, equipped to plant the devices in specific geographical locations, will install buoys with the support of a dynamic positioning system. The mission will last one week. A great tool Part of the Peruvian Navy’s DHN mission is to conduct research related to aquatic environmental sciences to contribute to national development. The Multisectoral Committee for the National Study of El Niño (ENFEN, in Spanish), which studies El Niño and La Niña in the equatorial Pacific Ocean and Peruvian coasts, contributes to the mission. However, an information gap in the region known as Niño 1+2 exists, where authorities lack the tools to predict El Niño and La Niña phenomena. “Currently, the lack of buoys in the area makes it impossible to provide information about ocean weather conditions in the area of El Niño 1+2, along the northern coast of Peru. For this reason, El Niño Costero went unnoticed in the summer of 2017. Its impact harmed the country’s economy and infrastructure and cost human lives,” Cmdr. Buccicardi said. “So, oceanographic buoys are crucial to warn the population before such disasters happen.” El Niño Costero 2017 increased temperatures abruptly on the sea surface more than 26 degrees Celsius in several parts of the northern coast. Meanwhile, in the equatorial central Pacific, La Niña’s transition was occurring, causing torrential rain. “Due to the impacts associated with heavy rain and flooding, we can say this event is the third most intense El Niño in the last 100 years for Peru,” indicates ENFEN’s Extraordinary Technical Report. In 2016, the Peruvian Navy and the Marine Institute of Peru deployed 12 oceanographic buoys between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, 240 miles off the coast. The U.S. Navy and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration donated the buoys. “The Navy, through DHN, monitors certain areas in the ocean without having to send an oceanographic vessel,” Cmdr. Buccicardi said. “Although they are great monitoring tools, it doesn’t mean that they improve planning capabilities for management. This type of buoy is an early warning tool against tsunamis.” NAYLAMP II In 1999 the World Bank and the Peruvian government funded the NAYLAMP project (named after a Peruvian mythological character from the sea) to monitor and do research in Peru’s southeast tropical Pacific region to forecast El Niño’s arrival. DHN installed, operated, and maintained buoys located between 50 and 400 miles off the Peruvian coast. “The project isn’t currently active; however, we are trying to resume monitoring tasks in strategic and non-strategic areas to study possible arrivals or changes in the water column. With the [new] buoys, the goals would be met, and a new project would resume, NAYLAMP II”, Cmdr. Buccicardi concluded.
The following is list of protocols provided by the mayor’s office: Mayor David says the measures will be in place until at least March 27. For more coronavirus coverage, click here. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, all City Hall administrative offices will be closed to the public. Offices will remain staffed to provide services via phone, e-mail and mail. An FAQ detailing access to services is available on the City’s website. Binghamton Police and Fire Departments will operate normally, but with special precautions in suspected COVID-19 contact situations. In the event of an emergency, residents should dial 9-1-1 or visit Binghamton Police Headquarters or any City Fire Department.Beginning March 17, the First Ward Senior Center at 226 Clinton St. will be operating as a meal pick-up only location, in coordination with the Broome County Office for Aging.Beginning March 17, Lee Barta Community Center at 108 Liberty St. will be closed to the public.All public meetings at City Hall, until March 27, will be strictly limited to members of those bodies, critical City staff and those with specific business before the body.Youth baseball and softball activities are suspended until April 6, as recommended by Little League International.Permitted City events are being reviewed, many have been cancelled or postponed.The City is temporarily suspending water shutoffs for nonpayment, as handwashing is a top strategy to limit the COVID-19 spread.Residents can submit requests for service or report issues through the City’s website www.binghamton-ny.gov/request-service or by downloading the free City of Binghamton mobile app. The app is available for download by searching “City of Binghamton” on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.Starting Monday, an outside contractor is cleaning and sanitizing all touch points throughout City Hall, such as door handles, light switches, elevator buttons, chairs, tables, counters and more.City employees have been reminded to clean hands often, practice social distancing, stay home if they don’t feel well or have come in contact with someone who is sick and follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines related to COVID-19.Employers across the City are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and institute work-from-home protocols when possible. Binghamton officials say the city will ban gatherings of 50 people, close restaurants and bars dine-in services and close theaters, gyms and casinos by 8 p.m. Monday night per Governor Cuomo. The measure follows Binghamton Mayor Rich David’s declaration of a local state of emergency Monday. The mayor also said City Hall is not closed and services are not being eliminated. Mayor David says the Binghamton police and fire departments along with the Code Enforcement Department will enforce these rules. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The city of Binghamton will restrict public entry to its city hall and direct citizens to access city services from home.
Categories: Editorial, OpinionFor The Daily GazetteEach January, the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission’s MLK Coalition and all Americans join together to honor the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther, Jr.In 2018, marked the 50th anniversary of that tragic day on which Dr. King’s life was taken, making this a fitting opportunity as we are in a new decade and our in critical times in our nation to reflect upon some of the most important principles that Dr. King fought for-those of liberty, peace, equality and justice for all. Last year marked the 90th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was born on Jan. 15, 1929.Dr. King was dedicated to achieving his vision of civil rights for all people and his voice and words were heard by millions across our great nation and the world. He was committed to human rights, civil rights and social justice and had a determination to follow a course of social change through non-violent means and which cost him his life for us to have the human rights and civil rights we have in America today. The King we rarely talk about fought to remake America’s political and economic system from the ground up.Fifty years after he was assassinated in Memphis and celebrating his 90th birthday, I pose a question to you: How should we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Dr. King has been primarily positively portrayed through his magnificent “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered before the Lincoln Memorial in 1963.King called on America to live up to its historic ideals of equal rights, in which all people would be defined by the “content of their character” and not the color of their skin. One major failing in how we remember King is our typing of him as a civil rights leader, the activist and pastor. However, we do not type him as a Baptist pastor, preacher, theologian and scholar.But King offered just such an analysis. Remembering King’s unfinished fight for economic justice, broadly conceived, might help us to better understand the relevance of his legacy to us today.It might help us to realize that King’s moral discourse about the gap between the “haves and the have-nots” resulted from his role in the labor movement as well as in the civil rights movement. The nation may honor him now, but we should also remember the right-wing crusade against him in his own time as he sought just alternatives to America’s exploitative racial capitalism. How we remember King matters.It helps us to see where we have been and to understand King’s unfinished agenda for our own times and generations to come. Ang A. Morris is executive director of the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census We know him as a civil rights advocate, but he also waged a lifelong struggle for economic justice and the empowerment of poor and working-class people of all colors.Beyond his dream of civil rights lay a demand that every person have the right to vote, adequate food, education, a decent job and income and housing. In the months before he traveled to Memphis in 1968 to participate in a garbage-workers’ strike and was assassinated, King had been crisscrossing the country for weeks, promoting a multi-racial coalition to pressure Congress to reallocate money from the Vietnam War to money for human needs.In a speech dated March 10, 1968, which took place in New York City, King said:“One America is flowing with the milk of prosperity and honey of equality and that America is the habitat of millions of people who have food and materials necessities for their bodies, culture and education for their minds, freedom and human dignity for their spirits.“But as painfully aware of the fact that there is another America, and that other America has daily ugliness about it that transforms the buoyancy of hope with the fatigue of despair” King called it the “Poor People’s Campaign,” and it promoted an “economic bill of rights for all Americans,” which included five pillars: a meaningful job at a living wage; a secure and adequate income; access to land; access to capital, especially for poor people and minorities; and the ability for ordinary people to “play a truly significant role” in the government. In 2020, when “everything decent and fair in American life” is under threat, as King also said it was during his time, we might do well to remember his fight for economic justice as part of King’s dream for a better America that was all encompassing.
Cristian Pavon was linked with a move to the Emirates last summer (Getty Images)A name consistently linked with a move to Arsenal last summer prior to his and Argentina’s rather flat World Cup performance, at 23 the time may have come for Cristian Pavon to end his association with Boca Juniors and head to Europe.Pavon has been earmarked as an alternative option to Fraser by Football.London, and will likely be in a similar price bracket. Unlike Fraser, he is an out-and-out right-sided winger, although he too is renowned for his pace and directness.Leandro Trossard (Genk) Comment How would Ryan Fraser fit in at Arsenal? And three alternatives if they don’t get him Ryan Fraser has been in outstanding form for Bournemouth this season (Getty Images)Arsenal have plenty left to play for this season with a place in the top-four and a potential Europa League final both firmly in their sights but that hasn’t prevented Unai Emery from starting to plan ahead.Although Arsenal have yet to replace their former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat, it appears as though Emery and his scouting department are pressing on over potential signings to target in the summer.How much money Emery will have to work with will likely depend on how successful the team are from now until the end of the campaign. Ensuring a top-four finish would theoretically swell the coffers while a failure to secure Champions League football either via a league finish or Europa League win, should make things more restrictive.AdvertisementAdvertisementIt is perhaps with that uncertainty in mind that the names Arsenal are currently being linked with are generally priced at the mid to low end of the transfer spectrum. Bournemouth’s diminutive Scottish winger Ryan Fraser is a case in point with his contract at the Vitality set to expire in 14 months.ADVERTISEMENT How Arsenal could line up with Ryan Fraser (Metro)Signing Fraser could result in Emery reverting to a back four system such as a 4-2-3-1 with the Scot either playing on the left with another winger on the other side, or on the right should Aubameyang drop into a left-sided position.AdvertisementAdvertisementFraser’s best performances in the Premier League have come via the left wing – as Hector Bellerin will attest having been given the runaround by him during the 2016-17 season – but his ability to play on either side or centrally as an attacking midfielder would be useful to a manager who expects adaptability from his players.Could it happen?Bournemouth certainly won’t want to lose a player who has performed such a key role during their recent ascent but should they fail to agree a new contract with him, they will be put in an uncomfortable position with the summer window representing their last chance to sell him for a big fee.Fraser himself hasn’t exactly dismissed the reported interest, saying: ‘I’m not going to lie, it’s very nice. It means you are are doing something right. They are a huge club, a massive club.‘When you see your name thrown around you always think to yourself that you are a Bournemouth player and you try to do well. I’m not going to lie, you do feel good, especially when it’s a massive club.’However, Bournemouth would be keen to avoid selling him to a Premier League rival and may dig their heels in to try and tempt him to commit long-term or else move him on to a club outside of England. Foreign clubs can negotiate with Premier League players six months before their contracts expire, while domestic clubs cannot.Taking the above into consideration, here are three alternatives that Arsenal are also reportedly pursuing:AdvertisementNicolas Pepe (Lille) Advertisement Fraser has created more ‘big chances’ (21) than anyone else in the Premier League while five of his ten assists have been for Callum Wilson (Getty Images)At a time when player valuations have reached a point of hyper-inflation, players reaching the end of their contracts are more desirable than ever before. Like Fraser, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen, are two who fall into that particular bracket.Although Fraser’s contractual situation undoubtedly adds to his appeal, his performances for the perennially over-achieving Cherries have warranted closer inspection from the top clubs. Only Hazard with 11 has more Premier League assists than Fraser on ten, this season, while he ranks fourth in the division for chances created with 71.Should Arsenal manage to strike a deal for the man the Bournemouth natives refer to as ‘Wee Man’ what kind of player would they be getting hold of? And where would he fit into Emery’s constantly evolving tactical plans?Versatility and creativityA meek recent surrender to Manchester City aside, Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth aren’t usually a side that compromise their principles to counter-act the strengths of their opponents, generally playing the same way both home and away. Oliver Young-MylesThursday 4 Apr 2019 2:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link718Shares Unai Emery will be looking to add to his squad over the summer (Getty Images)Bournemouth tend to line up 4-4-2 most weeks and if they deviate from Plan A it is usually just to go to a slightly more conservative 4-5-1 with the versatile Josh King dropping into a wide position and David Brooks moving into a No.10 role.Howe’s approach has probably had a beneficial effect on Fraser’s form as he has pretty much exclusively played as a left winger all season. According to Whoscored, 29 of Fraser’s 32 Premier League appearances this season have come from that side. All of his ten assists and six goals, meanwhile, have been from that position.While Howe has enjoyed consistency with his selection on the left flank, Emery has not with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan Alex Iwobi and more recently, Sead Kolasinac, tasked with providing creativity from that side.The indifferent form of Iwobi allied to Denis Suarez’s failure to make an impression since his January loan from Barcelona, has resulted in Emery predominantly using a 3-4-1-2/3-4-2-1 system in recent games with Kolasinac acting as a marauding wing-back. Advertisement Leandro Trossard is yet to be capped by Belgium at senior level (Getty Images)Probably the least well known of Arsenal’s reported targets considering he is yet to make his international debut for Belgium, Leandro Trossard has emerged on the radar of big clubs this season thanks to his performances for Genk in the Europa League.The 24-year-old scored three goals and provided one assist for in the group stages while he has also ten goals in 23 games in the Belgian top-flight. Everton and Wolfsburg are also said to be monitoring his form and he is reportedly available for just €16m.AdvertisementMore: 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 Nicolas Pepe has been one of the breakout stars of the season (Getty Images)Nicolas Pepe would be the standout option and is a player who was strongly recommended by Mislintat prior to his departure in February. The 23-year-old Ivorian has enjoyed a devastating campaign in Ligue 1, scoring 18 goals and registering nine assists in 30 games.A major stumbling block is likely to be his price tag with Lille’s president Gerard Lopez stating last month that he will cost interested clubs £68.7m. That would likely price Arsenal out with Barcelona and Bayern Munich perhaps more likely destinations for the forward.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 CityCristian Pavon (Boca Juniors)