Unai Emery responds to Arsenal fans after Granit Xhaka is booed during Aston Villa win

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 23 Sep 2019 9:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link526Shares Advertisement Comment Unai Emery responds to Arsenal fans after Granit Xhaka is booed during Aston Villa win Advertisementcenter_img Granit Xhaka was booed by Arsenal fans at the Emirates on Sunday (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has offered his backing to Granit Xhaka after the midfielder was booed by sections of Arsenal’s support during Sunday’s 3-2 victory over Aston Villa.The 26-year-old was replaced by Joe Willock with 18 minutes remaining as Arsenal trailed 2-1 at the Emirates and he was jeered by fans as he made his way off the pitch.Xhaka has captained Arsenal this season following the summer departure of Laurent Koscielny but he has struggled for form during the opening weeks of the campaign.Emery is adamant, though, that Xhaka is an important part of his plans and urged the fans to show him and his teammates support moving forward.ADVERTISEMENT Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the winner with a late free-kick (Picture: Getty)Aston Villa were twice in front during the game with John McGinn and Wesley both on the scoresheet either side of a Nicolas Pepe penalty after Ainsley Maitland-Niles had been sent off.Arsenal came back to win the game, though, with Calum Chambers and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring in the final ten minutes to secure a vital win.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 Unai Emery has offered his support to Granit Xhaka (Picture: Getty) Emery’s thoughts after Arsenal’s comeback 3-2 win over Aston VillaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:31FullscreenEmery’s thoughts after Arsenal’s comeback 3-2 win over Aston Villahttps://metro.co.uk/video/emerys-thoughts-arsenals-comeback-3-2-win-aston-villa-2011282/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Speaking post-match, Emery said: ‘My opinion is we need our supporters and we need our supporters helping each player but our responsibility is to transmit our capacity, our spirit, our commitment and behaviour. And Xhaka is doing that.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He played very well on Thursday and also last week in Watford he played with a good individual performance. Today I changed him because on Thursday he played 90 minutes and [I] prefer to use fresh players for today a chance for him but for me Xhaka is a very good player for us.‘He has a very big commitment here. He is improving and I am not asking the people to support him but I am sure that he is going to achieve the best thing individually and collectively for the supporters to help him.’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 CityWhen asked whether Xhaka was hurt by the criticism, Emery responded: ‘We are professionals. The coach and the players. Xhaka is an experienced player and he knows that sometimes we can say criticism.‘We need to be mature and experienced to continue working and the next match is another challenge for the team, individually also, to do our work and really for me he is a very important player.‘I am going to support him. I am also going to decide when he can play and when not but he’s an important player with his commitment and his behaviour is great.’last_img read more

Unai Emery facing sack as Arsenal suffer miserable defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurt

first_imgUnai Emery facing sack as Arsenal suffer miserable defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurt Advertisement Emery looked close to tears in the Emirates dugout (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown suggested that Emery should consider stepping down as manager in a fiery rant following the defeat.‘I think he may well have taken the team as far as he can,’ the ex-Arsenal defender said on BT Sport.‘We just witnessed an absolute shambles of a performance, the team motivation, the team selection, the performance, the subs, it was dreadful.‘The fans turned many years ago on Terry Neil, things got toxic, we’re getting close to that again. Is he able to motivate the team? He seems to have lost the players. Kamada scored both of Frankfurt’s goals at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)‘The desire has ebbed away. The subs he made – you’ve got Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette sitting on the bench when you’re trying to get back into the game.‘He might even feel he needs to step aside now. Change was needed under Wenger but now it looks like the club need to go in another direction again. This is relegation form.‘Do the club really realise how tricky this is going to be? Decisions have to be made otherwise they are going to plunge even further down the table.‘It’s a sad day because we still love the club. It’s sad watching it.’ Advertisement Arsenal produced a woeful display as they were beaten at home to Eintracht Frankfurt (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s season hit a new low as Unai Emery’s men suffered miserable 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in front of a half-empty Emirates.The Gunners only needed a draw to progress from Group F into the Europa League knockout stages on Thursday evening, but a pair of lethal second-half strikes from Daichi Kamada piled yet more pressure on Emery after a dismal start to the season.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang swept home Gabriel Martinelli’s cross to put Arsenal in front right on half-time before Kamada found the corner of Emiliano Martínez’s net to equalise in the 55th minute.AdvertisementAdvertisementJust nine minutes later, Kamada doubled his tally with a powerful drive from the edge of the box and Emery looked a broken man on the touchline as the visitors held on for victory.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterThursday 28 Nov 2019 9:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.4kShares Arsenal fans held aloft ‘Emery Out’ banners in the second half of the defeat (Picture: Getty)Boos rang out around the stadium as Kamada’s second strike hit the back of the net and a number of supporters could be seen holding aloft ‘Emery Out ‘ placards in protest.The result means Arsenal are without a win in their last seven matches across all competitions.It’s understood Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is the frontrunner to replace Emery as the crisis deepens in north London.The Gunners travel to Norwich this weekend and it remains to be seen whether the Spanaird will be in charge at Carrow Road. Commentlast_img read more

Mikel Arteta calls on Arsenal fans to provide ‘powerful energy’ but knows he must convince them first

first_imgMikel Arteta knows he needs to build the trust of the Arsenal fans (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal fans to provide his team with a powerful energy and in turn he promises to make their lives better as they will enjoy watching their team.The new Arsenal boss is desperate to repair a tense relationship between the team and the fans which festered under his predecessor, Unai Emery.A toxic atmosphere had developed at the Emirates, which was part of Granit Xhaka being stripped of the club captaincy after a clash with fans when he was substituted against Crystal Palace earlier in the season.Arteta, who captained the Gunners and won two FA Cups during his time as a player at the club, knows that the fans in north London can be a driving force for success and wants to build on the positive response his team received during his opening match as manager – a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I think energy is everything, in life, in football and in sports. If we are able to generate this it will give us a lift,’ said the Spaniard. Comment Mikel Arteta calls on Arsenal fans to provide ‘powerful energy’ but knows he must convince them first Arteta is looking to foster a relationship with players and fans (Picture: Getty Images)‘I was really pleased with how the fans treated the players [against Bournemouth] and I was happy that the players went to see the fans after the game as well because we need that connection.‘Slowly, we need to build that back to where it was. It’s going to be very powerful for us to use that.’Arteta knows full well that it is a two-way street and the fans need to have some encouragement in order to provide the energy he is looking for, especially when the atmosphere has been so poor in recent weeks.‘Hopefully we can change it,’ Arteta continued. ‘First I need to convince the players and then, if I can convince the players, afterwards we can convince the fans.‘I think it’s very, very important in my job. At the end of the day they’re expecting a lot from us.‘We have to give them enjoyment, we have to make their lives better and, when we win, it will be better because they will be happier.‘It’s our responsibility and we have to do everything we can to achieve that.’Arsenal host Chelsea at the Emirates on Sunday in a huge test for Arteta so early in his managerial career.The draw at Bournemouth left the Gunners 11th in the Premier League table and closer to the bottom three in points than fourth place, where Chelsea currently reside.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 CityAfter the point on the south coast, Arteta insisted his aim for the season was simply to make an impact on the team as quickly as possible.‘My only one now is to review the game and find solutions to do it better,’ he said after the draw with the Cherries.‘To attack better, to concede less on the counter-attack, to defend better and prepare a good training session for them to improve them, that’s all.‘I don’t look at the games against Chelsea or [Manchester] United – it’s now. At the moment the urgency is now. And we need an impact now.’MORE: Paul Scholes names Arsenal’s three key players and the problem Mikel Arteta must sort out firstMORE: Granit Xhaka ‘angry’ with Mikel Arteta after talks over Arsenal exit Phil HaighFriday 27 Dec 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 link2.4kShares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Frank Leboeuf picks between Man Utd’s treble winners and Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’

first_imgFrank Leboeuf picks between Man Utd’s treble winners and Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 25 Apr 2020 5:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link199Shares Ferguson and Wenger had a huge rivalry between them (Pictures: Getty Images)Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf says Manchester United’s ‘unstoppable’ treble-winning team were better than Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ due to their ‘maturity’.Sir Alex Ferguson’s side won the league, Champions League and FA Cup, while Arsene Wenger’s Gunners went a whole season without losing a single Premier League game.Both completed feats that no other team has been able to replicate, and are considered as two of the best Premier League outfits in the history of the competition. Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTWorld Cup winner with France, Leboeuf, had the unfortunate experience of coming up against Ferguson’s United side while at Chelsea in 1999, and he believes they trump the Invincibles.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe told ESPN FC: ‘I didn’t play against the Invincibles, I was already gone, I played against the 1999 [Man United team], even though we had a fantastic season with Chelsea, we lost only three games during the season, those guys were unstoppable.‘They were absolutely fantastic, there was a maturity in the squad because they had been playing for many years all together, they were really impressive when we played against them.‘I will go for the 1999, even though it has almost always been a nightmare to play against the Gunners, especially at the former stadium [Highbury].’ Comment Man Utd are the only team to win the treble (Picture: Getty Images)Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side came close to matching Arsenal’s record, but suffered their first and only loss of this season to Watford at the end of February.Ray Parlour, who was a key member of the Invincible squad, admitted he celebrated the Hornets’ win, he said: ‘Of course! I had a few drinks that night!More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘Records are there to be broken and I’m sure if a Liverpool player was in the same place I was they’d want us to lose as well! ‘But it’s no big deal, really. I know it’s a very good record to have and I’m very proud of it, but the most important thing is winning the league and Liverpool are still going to do that.’MORE: Man Utd chief Ed Woodward’s admission on mega-money moves throws Jadon Sancho transfer into doubtMORE: Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos drops major hint on Arsenal futureFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

Man Utd and Arsenal dealt transfer blow as Dayot Upamecano ‘agrees’ to join Bayern Munich

first_imgMan Utd and Arsenal dealt transfer blow as Dayot Upamecano ‘agrees’ to join Bayern Munich Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 Apr 2020 12:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link335Shares Comment Upamecano would be a good partner for Harry Maguire in Solskjaer’s side (Picture: Getty Images)United missed out on the chance to sign the defender for free under former boss Louis van Gaal back in 2015.The Red Devils invited Upamecano to their training ground at the age of 16, but couldn’t convince the centre-back of a move to Old Trafford.MORE: Liverpool begin talks with Manchester United and Chelsea target Victor OsimhenMORE: Arsenal shocked by Willian’s wage demands after opening talks over free transferFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Upamecano is being chased by Europe’s top clubs (Picture: Getty Images)Manchester United and Arsenal have suffered a blow in their pursuit of RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano, who has agreed terms with Bayern Munich, according to reports.The 21-year-old has been one of the Bundesliga’s standout defenders this season, and Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly targeting the £50million-rated Frenchman for a summer switch.According to BILD, German giants Bayern have already held talks with Upamecano ahead of a potential summer move, but are reluctant to pay Leipzig’s asking price.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTThe promising centre-back has just over a year left on his current contract, which means a cut-price fee could be agreed, or the club could risk losing him on a free transfer in 2021.AdvertisementAdvertisementUpamecano is said to want a move away from the Red Bull Arena in the next transfer window, however, Leipzig chief Oliver Mintzlaff insisted last week that the German side are under no financial pressure to sell one of their prize assets.He said: ‘We have an outstanding squad and could easily start the new season with this squad. It’s clear that we wouldn’t sell a player below value [even] if he wanted to.‘You can assume that we will have talks [with Upamecano] that will be to everyone’s satisfaction.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Paul Merson tells Arsenal to sign three players – including Manchester City defender John Stones

first_img Arsenal v Man City: Pep Guardiola press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 11:24FullscreenArsenal v Man City: Pep Guardiola press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-v-man-city-pep-guardiola-press-conference-2212652/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘If you look at the quality of City versus Liverpool and the North London Derby, it’s chalk and cheese really.‘And with the squad City have, they have to be favourites to win the FA Cup. If they’re in trouble they can bring on five top class subs!’Manchester City go into the FA Cup semi-final having won their last three Premier League matches and 22 points above Arsenal in the table.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Mikel Arteta responds to Arsenal legend’s on Arsenal transfer chief EduMORE: Saliba sends farewell message to Saint-Etienne before joining Arsenal Paul Merson tells Arsenal to sign three players – including Manchester City defender John Stones Paul Merson says Arsenal still need to sign three new players (Picture: Sky Sports)Paul Merson believes Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta needs to sign at least three players this summer – and says Manchester City defender John Stones would be a welcome addition.The Gunners have endured another turbulent season, with the club only winning 13 of their 36 Premier League fixtures under first Unai Emery and more recently Arteta.Arsenal are currently ninth in the table – nine points behind fourth-placed Leicester City – although could boost their season by winning the FA Cup and face Man City in the semi-finals on Saturday evening.Merson is concerned about the quality of Arteta’s squad and says Arsenal need to sign a centre-back, central midfielder and striker this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd the Gunners legend has endorsed Arsenal’s pursuit of City and England defender Stones, who has been linked with a move to the Emirates recently.‘Arsenal need a centre-back, a central midfielder and another striker. The whole spine of the team really,’ Merson told Starsport.‘And I think he might go for John Stones at Manchester City. Pep Guardiola doesn’t seem to trust him, and Arteta has worked with him before. Advertisement Commentcenter_img The Gunners have been linked with a move for Manchester City defender John Stones (Picture: Getty)‘Arsenal need an out and out defender, not another David Luiz who knows how to play the ball out from the back but makes a lot of mistakes.‘But Stones is English, young enough to improve, and Arteta will know all about him and know he fits into the system.’Looking ahead to Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City, Merson added: ‘I expect City to win.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Arsenal have a chance because it’s a one-off game and anything can happen. If they defend like they did against Liverpool it could get interesting.‘But that’s the thing with Arsenal, you can’t rely on them to play with any consistency and they would have to get massively lucky to get to the final.‘Arteta said himself the gap to the top two is enormous and he’s dead right. Arsenal are a million miles away. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 18 Jul 2020 9:23 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link238Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Paul Merson explains why Frank Lampard should sign Manchester City defender John Stones for Chelsea

first_imgAdvertisement Stones has been heavily linked with a move away from Man City (Picture: Getty)‘Guardiola was playing a midfielder, Fernandinho, ahead of him last season, and a defender in Eric Garcia who wants to leave the club!‘I’d be amazed if he was still there by the end of this window. But lots of clubs should be looking at him.‘Stones is homegrown. He’s an England international. He has plenty of experience. But he’s still young. He ticks a lot of boxes.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘You play him in a three and he ca play it out for you and get them going. He would be one of the best defenders around in a three.‘He’s just like David Luiz, who was phenomenal for Chelsea when Antonio Conte played him in the middle of a three.’Chelsea manager Lampard has already signed Germany striker Timo Werner and Morocco international Hakim Ziyech this summer.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Chelsea in ‘advanced talks’ with PSG defender Thiago Silva over free transferMORE: Thiago Silva speaks out on his future amid Chelsea transfer speculation Paul Merson explains why Frank Lampard should sign Manchester City defender John Stones for Chelsea Paul Merson has urged Chelsea to sign Manchester City defender John Stones (Picture: Sky Sports)Paul Merson has urged Frank Lampard to sign John Stones and says the Manchester City defender can be a ‘success story’ at Chelsea.Stones is widely expected to leave the Etihad this summer having fallen down the pecking order at Man City and has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.Lampard is keen to bolster his defensive options and is looking at the likes of Declan Rice, Ben White and Lewis Dunk as well as England international Stones.Former Arsenal and England star Merson told StarSport: ‘Chelsea should go and get John Stones because there is a success story there waiting to happen.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘When you hear they have put defenders like Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen up for sale, you can see they need a centre back.‘I’ve said all along Stones would do well there. And they should go and get him now. He has no future at City. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 21 Aug 2020 7:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Mikel Arteta reveals what he told Ainsley Maitland-Niles after nonchalant spot-kick in penalty shootout win over Liverpool

first_imgMaitland-Niles was beaming after his penalty (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta has jokingly admitted he told Ainsley Maitland-Niles that his nonchalant penalty style is going to give him heart attack as the defender casually tucked away his spot-kick in Arsenal’s shootout victory over Liverpool.The Gunners secured their place in the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup, getting the better of Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield on penalties.Liverpool had plenty of chances in the second half, but Bernd Leno made several key saves to keep his side in the game, and as the match finished 0-0 in normal time, a penalty shootout was required to separate the two sides. Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 2 Oct 2020 12:23 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link710Shares Mikel Arteta reveals what he told Ainsley Maitland-Niles after nonchalant spot-kick in penalty shootout win over Liverpool Willock scored the winning penalty (Picture: Getty Images)After Leno saved Divock Origi’s spot-kick, it was Maitland Niles’ job to take his side’s fourth penalty, and in his usual laid-back style, the 23-year-old practically walked up to the spot and side-footed the ball into the net.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTGerman Leno went on to make another save from Harry Wilson, before Joe Willock’s effort crept under Adrian to send the Gunners through to the quarters.After the game, Arteta revealed Maitland-Niles’ penalty style had his heart rate through the roof.‘I told him in the dressing room that I’m going to have a heart attack because with his body language… Jesus Christ,’ the Spaniard said.‘He puts it in the net which is the reason why he was one of the subs.’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 ArsenalArsenal were unlucky to draw Manchester City in the next round of the competition, as Arteta goes up against former mentor Pep Guardiola again.The Gunners got the better of City in last season’s FA Cup semi-finals, and the Spanish boss will be hoping his side can put in a similarly strong performance when the two sides meet again in the Carabao Cup quarter-final.MORE: Paris Saint-Germain open talks to sign Arsenal target Houssem AouarMORE: Gareth Southgate hails Bukayo Saka as Arsenal star gets his first England call-upFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Pennsylvania Commission for Women Statement on the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Sexual Harassment Investigation

first_img Statement Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Commission for Women issued the following statement on the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s investigation determining that PPA Executive Director Vince Fenerty sexually harassed a female employee:“The conduct by Vince Fenerty as revealed by an internal investigation by the Philadelphia Parking Authority this week is unacceptable and reprehensible. There should be absolutely no tolerance of sexual harassment of any kind in any Pennsylvania workplace.“Sexual harassment not only has a detrimental impact personally on the women who are subject to it, but also on our broader economy. It impedes a woman’s job performance and, therefore, impacts her ability to grow and advance professionally. This type of behavior devalues women and their contributions to the workforce.“The Pennsylvania Commission for Women encourages PPA’s board to take these actions very seriously and impose disciplinary action that appropriately matches the conduct.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Pennsylvania Commission for Women Statement on the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Sexual Harassment Investigation September 23, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Continues Push to Vote “No” on Hurtful AHCA as House Debate Continues

first_imgGovernor Wolf Continues Push to Vote “No” on Hurtful AHCA as House Debate Continues March 24, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Healthcare,  Latest News,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – As U.S. House members continue to debate the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in Washington D.C., Governor Wolf is reiterating his strong opposition to the bill in a letter to the Pennsylvania delegation, again urging them to vote no and stressing that the amendments that remove essential health benefits will have devastating effects on millions of Pennsylvanians.“The original text of the AHCA, if put into practice, would have devastating consequences for Pennsylvanians and our economy,” Governor Wolf said in a letter to delegates. “But recent amendments have made a bad situation worse.“Essential health benefits, which the Affordable Care Act guaranteed so insurance companies had to at least establish a baseline for “minimum” coverage, have been removed. That means that prescription drugs, maternity benefits and newborn care, emergency services, and mental health care, among others, will no longer be required elements of health coverage.”Governor Wolf has made protecting care for millions of Pennsylvanians, who could see their coverage eliminated or diminished by the AHCA, a top priority. The AHCA would also have wide-ranging negative impacts on Pennsylvania’s economy by increasing costs for older and vulnerable residents and sharply increasing the amount of uncompensated care provided by already struggling small and rural hospitals.Read the full text of the letter below:Dear Congressman,Thank you for your continued engagement this week as you consider the American Health Care Act (AHCA). As you prepare to debate and vote on the AHCA on the House Floor today, I wanted to take one last opportunity to urge you to vote no.The original text of the AHCA, if put into practice, would have devastating consequences for Pennsylvanians and our economy. But recent amendments have made a bad situation worse. Essential health benefits, which the Affordable Care Act guaranteed so insurance companies had to at least establish a baseline for “minimum” coverage, have been removed. That means that prescription drugs, maternity benefits and newborn care, emergency services, and mental health care, among others, will no longer be required elements of health coverage. Decisions about essential health benefits would be left up to states but significantly reduced federal funding will force states to make one of two decisions – offer the same benefits to a smaller number of people or offer a smaller benefit package to the same number of people. In either case, all the progress we have made to improve health outcomes, reduce the number of uninsured individuals, and serve people in better, more efficient ways will be reversed as benefits are cut and less people are served.It appears that the purpose of the legislative process, to engage in meaningful deliberations that determine the viability of laws and whether they make practical sense in implementation, has been lost in this debate. It has been replaced instead with piecemeal amendments intended to shore up individual votes that continue to strip coverage from more and more people. For the sake of the people of Pennsylvania, and for all Americans, I urge you to vote no on this hurtful and extreme piece of legislation.Sincerely,Tom WolfGOVERNORlast_img read more