first_imgThe MX Rotary Rack Oven by Mono (Swansea, West Glamorgan) is electrically powered and with a very small footprint – just 1.92sq m – is also designed around a rotating rack for 30″ x 18″ trays.The MX was the first all stainless steel oven to dispense with a traditional steel chassis in favour of a rugged, lightweight, all-stainless steel ’monoque’ construction technique, used in the aerospace industry, claims the firm.The compact footprint has been further reduced in the latest MX variant to just 1,490mm.A recent addition to the oven has been the ’ColourSmart’ controller. This gives multi-phase bake management of the newly designated ’MXc’, enabling rapid graphic checks of bake progress through a large user-friendly, colour control panel.This allows maximum throughput, minimum wastage, and a high-quality result, says the firm.last_img read more

News story: Accessibility must be at the heart of new transport tech

first_imgnew transport technologies could be transformative and empowering for those with mobility issues disability organisations the National Autistic Society, Muscular Dystrophy UK, Scope, Blind Veterans UK and Whizz-Kidz on board with principle that future transport must be accessible for all the Inclusive Transport Strategy sets out the government’s aim to make the entire transport network accessible by 2030 Young wheelchair users tell us how important accessible transport is so they can be independent and make the most of their lives, and just how challenging travelling can sometimes be. It’s pointless booking a train ticket to go to work or attend a job interview if the right ramp isn’t available to get their wheelchair on the train. Improving accessibility is vital for the companies developing transport in the future if young disabled people are to be included and have access to the travel opportunities many others take for granted. Jane Harris, Director of External Affairs at the National Autistic Society, said: Miles Garner, Sales and Marketing Director at Aurrigo, said: Self-driving vehicles offer increased independence and options for travel but accessibility has to be at the centre of the development of the technology. The diverse needs of users, both inside and out of the vehicle, need to be considered from the outset as not everyone will react to an automated vehicle in the same way. People with hearing or visual disabilities for example need to be properly recognised and safeguarded. Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 New modes of transport and pioneering technologies should transform travel for older people and those with disabilities, the government has made clear today (14 May 2019). Transport is vital in order to connect people right across the country, but those with disabilities or mobility issues can sometimes face unacceptable barriers to travel.Speaking at the final media and showcase event for FLOURISH, a self-driving car project in Bristol aimed at improving the mobility of older people and those with mobility-related needs, the Future of Mobility Minister Jesse Norman has set out that new technologies including self-driving vehicles and the increased use of mobile apps have the potential to revolutionise everyday journeys for people with mobility issues, and this must be a key consideration for those companies developing future transport.In their ‘Future of mobility: urban strategy, launched in March 2019’, the government declared that transport innovations must be accessible by design in order to empower independent travel, in line with the 2018 Inclusive Transport Strategy which stated that advances in technology should provide opportunities for all. The trend towards ride-sharing, for example, will need to cater for users of wheelchairs and mobility scooters, as well as those who might not feel comfortable sharing with strangers due to mental health or developmental conditions.Speaking at the FLOURISH event at the University of Bristol, the Future of Mobility Minister Jesse Norman said: Rob Burley, Director of Campaigns, Care and Support at Muscular Dystrophy UK, said: Independence, that’s what it is all about. From giving it back to people with a disability to making sure elderly individuals maintain it. That’s why we wholeheartedly welcome the government’s Inclusive Transport Strategy and determination to make the entire transport network accessible by 2030. Our driverless pods have a crucial role to play in this, especially in providing first and last mile transport solutions – so crucial to providing a joined-up service. For far too many autistic people, going on public transport is overwhelming. Unexpected changes like delays or diversions, loud crowds and bright lights can trigger extreme levels of anxiety. Some people are so worried about this that they sometimes find it difficult to leave the house at all. The government is right to prioritise making transport accessible for all. This must mean that all future plans, modes of transport and technologies are shaped by the experiences and often hidden needs of autistic people and their families. In particular, technology represents a real opportunity to help autistic people prepare for journeys and deal with unexpected changes, like cancellations. Scope welcome this announcement and commitment from the Department for Transport. For too long disabled people have faced barriers to being able to travel and live independently. At Scope we know that technology has the potential to transform the world for disabled people and it’s absolutely right that all future transport modes and technologies need to accessible to everyone. However, disabled people must be involved in the design and testing of these technologies if they are to succeed. A genuinely inclusive transport network is one that makes it much easier for disabled people to get to work, see family, and be part of their community both now and in the future.center_img James Taylor, Head of Policy, Campaigns and Public Affairs at disability equality charity Scope said: When public transport is inaccessible, it takes away the independence of people living with disabilities. We regularly hear stories about people’s terrible experiences, such as being turned away by bus drivers or missing their stop on the train because no one is around to assist. It’s not acceptable. There is still a long way to go until people living with disabilities have full accessibility, but this announcement shows we are heading in the right direction. We welcome the Department for Transport’s commitment to making public transport fully accessible by 2030. We, along with our campaigners, look forward to engaging with government to ensure that this happens. This announcement follows the arrival of a range of exciting transport innovations, including the first trials of self-driving vehicles for blind veterans in the world. A joint venture launched by Blind Veterans UK and Aurrigo in April (2019), the self-driving pods are equipped with accessible features including bright colour edges, door openings, and an external sounds system that changes tone and rate when objects in the path are detected.Aurrigo and Blind Veterans UK trialThe commitment in the ‘Future of mobility: urban strategy’ builds on wide-ranging work the government has already undertaken to improve accessibility on public transport, including investing £300 million to make rail stations more accessible for disabled passengers across Britain, and pushing transport operators to meet their legal obligations to design and deliver their services in a genuinely inclusive way. This includes showing greater recognition that less visible disabilities such as autism or dementia can be just as much of a barrier to travel as a visible disability.In November 2018, the government also announced a new partnership with the charity Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK) which will bring Changing Places toilets to the majority of motorway service areas — making journeys easier for disabled people across England.Ruth Owen OBE, Chief Executive of Whizz-Kidz, said: Aviation, Europe and technology media enquiries Case studiesCase study: FLOURISHFLOURISH is a multi-sector collaboration, helping to advance the successful implementation of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) in the UK, by developing services and capabilities that link user needs and system requirements, maximising the benefits of CAVs for users and transport authorities.The 3 year project was worth £5.5 million and was co-funded between industry and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV). It was delivered in partnership with Innovate UK. It is part of the government’s £100 million Intelligent Mobility Fund, supporting the ‘Future of mobility grand challenge, which aims to make everyday transport more accessible and reliable for passengers.FLOURISH adopted a user-focused approach to best understand consumer expectations of CAV technology. The project explored how this technology can be harnessed to enhance and enable mobility for older adults and those with mobility-related conditions, contributing to the development of a stronger and more inclusive society. Participants were involved through workshops, and simulator and pod trials.To learn more about the technology required to realise these user benefits go to the FLOURISH websiteCase study: assist-MiDeveloped by a Sunderland-based company, assist-Mi is an assistance app that offers help to disabled users on the go, giving them more independence when accessing everyday goods and services.Using a unique combination of location-based technologies and two-way messaging, assist-Mi removes traditional barriers by connecting the user directly with service providers to request real-time assistance at the touch of a button.Case study: Humanising AutonomyOne of the UK companies helping to ensure self-driving vehicles are safe is Humanising Autonomy. Their technology is able to predict pedestrian intent across multiple cultures and urban contexts, improving interactions between self-driving vehicles and people and ultimately making self-driving vehicles safer.They are designing their technology with the most vulnerable road users in mind: older people, disabled people, and children. Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 Self-driving technologies could greatly improve the mobility of vulnerable user groups, helping to address problems of isolation and loneliness across the country. The needs of older people, and those with visible or hidden disabilities, must be at the heart of all new modes of transport. Chair of the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee Keith Richards said: Switchboard 0300 330 3000last_img read more

Real Good Food reduces half-year losses to £2.5m

first_imgRenshaw and Brighter Foods owner Real Good Food (RGF) has reduced its losses despite a ‘difficult period’ for its cake decorations business.RGF has reported revenue from its continuing operations up 7% to £32.4m in the six months ended 30 September 2019. Loss before tax has fallen from £9.1m to £2.5m, while revenue growth and cost savings drove a £1.9m increase in underlying adjusted EBITDA to £2.8m.RGF has shed many of its businesses in the past two years, and now comprises a Cake Decoration division made up of Renshaw and Rainbow Dust Colours, and Food Ingredients division comprising snack bar manufacturer Brighter Foods.Cake Decoration performanceCake Decoration revenue was £19.9m, down 10% from the year before. RGF said challenges in the retail sector had put pressure on sales of icing and marzipan.Underlying adjusted EBITDA fell £0.7m to £0.6m, which had been driven by pressure on margins and delay in commissioning new soft icing equipment, which is due for completion next January. RGF said sales of soft icings is a double-digit growth opportunity that Renshaw is “well placed to benefit from”.Steve Moon joined as chief executive of Cake Decoration in August, while Renshaw North America has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Decopac, described by RGF as the largest supplier of cake decorations to professional cake decorators and bakeries in the US.Full-year sales are anticipated to be in line with management expectations, with ongoing cost savings expected to deliver benefits in the full year.Food Ingredients performanceRGF’s Food Ingredients division reported an 81% increase in revenue to £12.5m. Underlying adjusted EBITDA rose from £1.4m last year to £2.5m in line with management’s expectations.RGF said the performance reflected significant growth, with new and existing customers using additional capacity made available following the acquisition of a factory in Tywyn, Gwynedd.”The group has made significant progress over the past six months, especially within Food Ingredients where capacity has doubled and is almost fully utilised with strong order intake and commitments from both new and existing customers,” said RGF non-executive chairman Mike Holt.“While cake decoration has had a difficult period, its new chief executive has launched a major improvement programme focussed on developing strategic partnerships with customers and distributors and driving fundamental operational improvements, the benefits of which are beginning to come through.”Holt explained that RGF now had two core businesses with clear growth strategies, and the “leadership and resources to deliver upon them”. “With a lower cost base in place and the group’s improving performance increasingly evident, the board is confident of delivering further progress in the second half and beyond,” he added.last_img read more

Franklin County resident tests positive for new COVID-19 strain

first_imgThis story has been updated with comments from Franklin Memorial Hospital Interim Chief Medical Officer Ryan Knapp.AUGUSTA – A new strain of COVID-19 was reported in Franklin County on Wednesday, Feb. 10 according to a press release from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 was initially discovered in the United Kingdom and reached the United States in late December. A total of 932 cases have been detected across 34 states so far. Medical professionals say it is unsurprising that this variant has reached Maine, and that there are likely to be more positive cases of it in the coming weeks. The B.1.1.7 variant is estimated to be about 50 percent more contagious than previously known variants.The Maine resident who has tested positive for the strain began developing symptoms within the last couple of weeks. Test results were reported positive on Wednesday morning. The individual had a recent history of international travel according to the release. Other household members have also tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently isolating. Contact tracing is underway and the investigation is ongoing.“While this development certainly warrants continued monitoring and caution, it really only serves to highlight the importance of maintaining our vigilance against this virus by continuing to follow our already established infection prevention measures including mask wearing, social distancing, good hand hygiene, monitoring for symptoms and taking appropriate steps if you develop any,” Ryan Knapp, MD, Interim Chief Medical Officer at Franklin Memorial Hospital wrote in an email to staff on Thursday.Preliminary research has shown that currently available vaccines are effective against the B.1.1.7 variant. Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah emphasized the need to remain vigilant in preventative measures such as wearing face coverings, staying at least six feet apart, avoiding gatherings, and washing hands frequently.“It cannot be overstated the importance of the race we are in to vaccinate as many people as possible as fast as possible before this and other variants continue to spread and mutate. The best way to prevent this variant from taking over or other variants to develop is by decreasing the opportunity for the virus to replicate and spread. While the infection prevention measures outlined above are helpful to that end, the vaccine is currently our best available tool,” Knapp stated.last_img read more

The Rolling Stones Play Historic Concert For 500,000 In Havana, Cuba

first_imgLast night was some history in the making, as the country of Cuba got their first-ever visit by The Rolling Stones. Just days after President Barack Obama promised to end embargoes, the Cuban people got to bask in the glory of true rock and roll. The legendary rockers took to the Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana, where they performed in front of roughly 500,000 enamored fans. As Rolling Stone describes it, “This was no ordinary concert. People hugged and shared looks of disbelief.” The fans were truly appreciative, as the Stones played one of the largest concerts ever on Cuban soil.The band opened with “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and played so many of their hits through two hours of rockin’ music. They also welcomed out a local choir to start the encore, performing “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” and closing out the show with a song that defines rock music itself: “Satisfaction.”Watch highlights below, courtesy of various news outlets: Setlist: The Rolling Stones at Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana, Havana, Cuba – 3/25/16Set: Jumpin Jack Flash, It’s Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It), Tumbling Dice, Out of Control, All Down the Line, Angie, Paint It Black, Honky Tonk Women, You Got The Silver, Before They Make Me Run, Midnight Rambler, Miss You, Gimme Shelter, Start Me Up, Sympathy For The Devil, Brown SugarEncore: You Can’t Always Get What You Want, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction [Setlist/quotes from Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Why college matters

first_imgDALLAS — Are the expense and effort of attending college still worth it to young Americans struggling through an unsteady economy that often lacks job security? Harvard President Drew Faust has an unqualified answer: Yes.While in Dallas on Friday, Faust addressed nearly 500 high school students, teachers, and guidance counselors at Booker T. Washington High School.“Going to college is one of the best decisions you will ever make. In fact, I believe college is more important than ever,” she told them in her speech titled “The Case for College.”Faust took on the critics of college point by point. “There is no doubt that college pays off financially,” she said. “A wide range of statistics shows the economic advantage of a four-year college education.”As an investment, a college education has a high rate of return, roughly 15 percent a year, according to a recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Over a lifetime, students who graduate from college can expect to make about 60 percent more than those who do not, well over $1 million more than they would otherwise.During video interviews, students also voiced their support of the importance of a college education.Emmett J. Conrad High School senior Baldwin Hamilton described it as a “stepping stone of success.”“There are two things that I am most passionate about and that’s music and mathematics,” said Victor Ragsdale, a senior at Booker T. Washington High School. “I think college is the first time where we really get to question why we think and the way we think, rather than questioning what it is we think.Through college I hope to broaden my understanding, to get that deep knowledge …,” he added.last_img read more

Mike Nichols Gave Me My Start! 8 Stars Who Got Their Big Break from the Late Director

first_img FINN WITTROCK (Death of a Salesman) After noticing Wittrock in The Illusion off-Broadway, Nichols asked the American Horror Story star to audition for Happy in his 2012 revival of Death of a Salesman. “It was so out of this world,” Wittrock told “I remember hearing the story of Dustin Hoffman getting The Graduate. Mike saw him in some off-Broadway play and called him out to Hollywood to audition for this part, which was the coolest story I have ever heard in my life. To have something similar happen to me was mind-blowing.” SARA RAMIREZ (Spamalot) While she had already appeared on Broadway in The Capeman, The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm and A Class Act, it was not until Nichols cast Ramirez as The Lady of the Lake that she took the spotlight. Her breakthrough performance garnered her a Tony and two Audience Choice Awards. Following her Broadway success, she joined the cast of Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Callie Torres. The stage and screen star took to Twitter to call Nichols “an extraordinary man who impacted so many lives with his art, love, wit and humor.” JONATHAN PRYCE (Comedians) Pryce made his Broadway debut and won his first Tony for his performance as Gethin in Trevor Griffith’s play, a role he had previously originated at the Nottingham Playhouse. He remained a stage favorite on both sides of the pond, his credits including Miss Saigon (for which he won the Olivier and Tony), My Fair Lady and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He appeared on stage in the Pirates of the Carribean series, Hysteria and Tomorrow Never Dies. Broadway has lost one of its most legendary directors: Mike Nichols passed away at the age of 83 on November 19. Since the 1963 production of Barefoot in the Park, his Broadway directorial debut, the EGOT winner has been responsible for shaping the careers of several favorites of the stage and screen. Below are just a few of the performers whom Nichols took a chance on when they were relatively unknown, including a fellow EGOT recipient and two stars currently on Broadway. CYNTHIA NIXON (The Real Thing/Hurlyburly) At the age of 18, Nixon appeared in Nichols’ productions of The Real Thing and Hurlyburly simultaneously (a Broadway first). 20 years, a Tony and two Emmys later, Nixon currently headlines the Broadway revival of The Real Thing. Following Nichols’ death, the stage and screen star told the Daily News, “As an actor, there was no greater joy, opportunity or imprimatur than being hired by Mike Nichols. Except being hired by him again.” ROBERT REDFORD (Barefoot in the Park) After bit parts in Sunday in New York and Little Moon of Alban on Broadway, Redford landed his first leading role thanks to Nichols. Though Redford and the director remained close, they did not work together again, despite a few attempts: Redford turned down the role of Nick in the film adaptation of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and had expressed interest in starring in Nichols’ next film The Graduate. He would go on to win two Oscars: one for directing Ordinary People and a Lifetime Achievement honor in 2002.center_img ANNA CAMP (The Country Girl) After performing off-Broadway in Columbinus and The Scene, the Pitch Perfect star made her Great White Way debut in The Country Girl, directed by Nichols. Just months after the production, she appeared opposite Daniel Radcliffe in Equus and from there, began lighting up the screen in Mad Men, The Help and more. Soon after the announcement of Nichols’ death, Camp tweeted that she was “forever grateful” to have him as a director for her Broadway debut. WHOOPI GOLDBERG (Whoopi Goldberg) After discovering the comedian during her brief late-night act Spook Show at the Dance Theater Workshop, Nichols produced Goldberg’s eponymous Broadway solo show. Steven Spielberg caught a performance and was so impressed, he cast her in his 1985 film adaptation of The Color Purple—the film catapulted her to stardom. On the November 20 episode of The View, an emotional Goldberg was at a loss for words as she attempted to announce her mentor’s passing. “He gave her her entire beginning of her career,” co-host Rosie O’Donnell said, “and recognized her brilliance before anyone else.” CAROLE SHELLEY (The Odd Couple) Shelley, a Tony winner for The Elephant Man, made her Broadway debut in the Nichols-helmed The Odd Couple. She reprised her performance as Gwnedolyn three years later in the film, and again in the first season of the spin-off TV series. In addition to the role that put her on the map, Shelley’s memorable stage credits include Absurd Person Singular, Stepping Out, Billy Elliot and Wicked. She can currently be seen in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. View Commentslast_img read more

Pecan Scab Resistance

first_imgA major disease plaguing Georgia’s pecan crop, scab is a growing problem for state producers due to increasing resistance to the fungicides used to control the disease.“I do think it’s something farmers need to be concerned about,” said Katherine Stevenson, a University of Georgia plant pathologist based in Tifton. “We’re always recommending that they don’t use the same product over and over again because that’s just asking for trouble, that’s just asking for resistance to develop. We’re always encouraging growers to use different products and rotate the several different chemistries that are available to them.”The fungal pathogen that causes scab overwinters in the tree, as lesions on stems and old nut shucks remain in the tree after harvest. When temperatures start to warm in the spring, the fungus becomes active and starts to produce new spores, which are spread by rain and wind. Farmers repeatedly use fungicide treatments to try to combat scab disease during rainy growing seasons, like that of 2013. This repeated exposure is causing scab to develop resistance to certain chemicals, making an already difficult-to-control disease much more challenging to treat.“Scab — we’ve always had it, and it’s always out there, but the severity of it is very environmentally dependent,” said Tim Brenneman, UGA scientist in Tifton.“Last year we had a wet summer into the fall. We had a lot of scab carrying over. This year we had a wet spring — April and May were very wet — so it’s kind of a worst case scenario in that scab really exploded.”“With the heavy use of fungicides on the pecan crop, we know that resistance is a potential risk. We’ve seen shifts in the sensitivity of the pathogen to some of our main fungicides. It’s becoming less sensitive,” he continued.Scab disease is not usually a tree killer, but it will reduce yields. Farmers expected a yield of more than 90 million pounds in 2013, but their trees only produced a little more than 60 million pounds. One big reason was scab. If scab infects the nut in the early stages of development, the pecan may fall off. Scab can cause leaf loss and also produce black lesions on the pecan shucks any time during the season, which can reduce nut size and, therefore, yield.Brenneman and Stevenson have known that scab resistance could be a problem for more than a decade. However, during a fungicide sensitivity monitoring program in the summer of 2014, more than 200 samples of pecan leaves from around the state were tested, and the plant pathologists’ concerns were confirmed.“We have a lot more issues with resistant scab than we realized,” Brenneman said. “We’d have growers coming back with resistance to three different chemicals and some levels of very high resistance.”The goal of the program, which is ongoing, is for UGA to test the scab samples against six different fungicides to determine which fungicides are still working.“We’re really trying to get a feel for what the sensitivity is to these different fungicides. How bad is the resistance problem out there? How widespread is it?” Stevenson said.The long growing season of early April through late September is another reason treatment applications are a challenge. Growers typically spray for scab at least every two weeks, but during an extremely wet growing season like last year, producers are more often on a seven- to 10-day spraying schedule.“In wet years like last year and this year, farmers are spraying a lot, and they’re spraying everything they can spray. It puts a lot of pressure on the pathogen populations. It’s an ideal situation to get resistance if you spray every week or (every) 10 days all season long,” Stevenson said.Due to their ability to produce a high-quality nut, the Desirable cultivar is the main variety of pecan grown in Georgia. Unfortunately, they are also the most susceptible to scab, Brenneman said.Adding to the challenge of spraying for scab disease are the pecan trees themselves. Pecans are a perennial crop, meaning they’re not replanted every year, like peanuts or corn. Farmers rotate their peanut and corn crops every two or three years, so they don’t use the same chemicals each year. For pecan orchards, there is no rotational cycle. The same grove is receiving the same chemical application year after year, allowing naturally present fungi to develop resistance.Also, pecan trees can reach 60 to 70 feet or more, making them very challenging to spray. “You have areas that don’t get sprayed effectively,” said Brenneman. “Any time that you have pockets that don’t get sprayed as well or just get a partial dose, you could potentially select resistance in those areas.”last_img read more

COVID-19 testing at Binghamton University postponed until May 1

first_imgFrom May 2 and onward, testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. On May 1, the testing site will open at 10 a.m. and go until 6 p.m. Tests are by appointment only. Call 888-364-3065 or click here to set up an appointment. (WBNG) — COVID-19 testing for essential employees at Binghamton University has been postponed until May 1. A deputy communications director with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office says the postponement is weather related. Heavy rain is expected in our area for Thursday evening into Friday morning.last_img

Manchester United open to selling Eric Bailly to Arsenal in £30m deal

first_imgManchester United open to selling Eric Bailly to Arsenal in £30m deal Unai Emery is keen on signing Bailly (Picture: Getty)While Bailly possesses main of the traits Solskjaer wants in a centre-back, his injury record makes him an unreliable partner for Victor Lindelof.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal have been alerted to Bailly’s availability and are ready to test United’s resolve to keep him in the summer as the search for a long-term replacement for Laurent Koscielny, who is set to leave the club in 2020.Solskjaer won’t block Bailly’s exit and though the club would rather the defender moved abroad, the Norwegian’s willing to let the defender join a direct rival.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 errorsArsenal’s transfer budget could be boosted by around £25m should they gain entry into the Champions League with a win in the Europa League finalUnited want to recoup the £30m they paid for Bailly almost three years ago and the club expect La Liga sides to compete with Arsenal for the 25-year-old’s signature.The Red Devils feared a knee injury sustained by Bailly during a 1-1 draw against Chelsea last month would rule him out for six months but the defender is expected to return in pre-season and is available for transfer. Advertisement Comment Sean KearnsThursday 9 May 2019 11:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link354Sharescenter_img Eric Bailly is set to leave Manchester United this summer (Picture: Getty)Manchester United are willing to let Eric Bailly join Premier League rivals Arsenal this summer provided they can recoup the £30million they paid for the defender, understands.The Ivorian joined United in 2016 from Villarreal as Jose Mourinho’s first signing at the club and his form was encouraging during an impressive debut campaign.However, injuries and a drastic drop in form has seen Bailly plummet down the pecking order at Old Trafford and the 25-year-old is questioning his future at the Theatre of Dreams.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has failed to settle on a centre-back partnership since taking over the reins from Jose Mourinho and Bailly’s injury problems have made it hard for the Norwegian to warm to the defender.ADVERTISEMENT Bailly is expected to return for pre-season (Picture: Getty)Bailly is expected to be one of a number of significant departures at Old Trafford this summer with the likes of Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata all set to leave.Solskjaer sees no future for Alexis Sanchez at the club but United may have to take a significant financial hit to get the Chilean off the books.United will also listen to offers for Romelu Lukaku.MORE: Tottenham star Jan Vertonghen leaves Ajax stadium on crutches after incredible Champions League comeback Advertisementlast_img read more