Man United injury update as Martial and Smalling join the long list of absentees

first_img 14 14 14 14 6. Wayne Rooney – out injured since February 13 (Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United) – Injury: Knee – Due back early April 12. Phil Jones – out injured since January 2 (Manchester United 2-1 Swansea) – Injury: Ankle – Due back late February 14 10. Ashley Young – out injured since January 17 (Liverpool 0-1 Manchester United) – Injury: Groin – Due back in March 13. Antonio Valencia – out injured since October 25 (Manchester United 0-0 Manchester City) – Injury: Foot – Due back early March 14 1. Anthony Martial – out injured since February 25 (Manchester United 5-1 FC Midtjylland) – click the arrow above to see who else is injured and when they are due back – Injury: Hamstring – Unknown when due back 14 3. Will Keane – out injured since Feb 22 (Shrewsbury 0-3 Manchester United) – Injury: Groin – Unknown when due back 7. Matteo Darmian – out injured since February 13 (Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United) – Injury: Dislocated shoulder – Due back late March 14 Louis van Gaal overcame two potential banana skins this week as Manchester United claimed victories over Shrewsbury and FC Midtjylland.However, next up for the under-fire Red Devils manager is the task of overcoming Arsenal at Old Trafford, and do so with the most injury-ridden squad in the Premier League.Despite the return of Marcos Rojo on Thursday night, United’s injury troubles worsened as first Chris Smalling and then, ten minutes prior to kick off, Anthony Martial were ruled out.That brings United’s injury toll up to 14, meaning the likes of Joe Riley and Marcus Rashford, who both played brilliantly in the Europa League, are needing to fill the gaps in the first team.United’s injury list is scheduled to be clear in the next two months with many predicted to be back in contention by the end of March.Click the arrow above, right, to see who is out and when they are expected back in a Red shirt again. 11. Bastian Schweinsteiger – out injured since January 9 (Manchester United 1-0 Sheffield United) – Injury: Knee – Due back early March 8. Marouane Fellaini – out injured since February 7 (Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United) – Injury: Muscle injury after ‘too many games’ – Unknown when due back 14 14 5. David De Gea – out injured since February 18 (FC Midtjylland 2-1 Manchester United) – Injury: Knee – Due back possibly Sunday 2. Chris Smalling – out injured since Feb 22 (Shrewsbury 0-3 Manchester United) – Injury: Shoulder – Unknown when due back 14 14 14 9. Adnan Januzaj – out injured since January 23 (Manchester United 0-1 Southampton) – Injury: Hamstring – Due back late February 4. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson – out injured since February 22 (Shrewsbury 0-3 Manchester United) – Injury: Unknown – Unknown when due back 14 14. Luke Shaw – out injured since September 15 (PSV Eindhoven 2-1 Manchester United) – Injury: Broken leg – Due back in Aprillast_img read more

End of an era as time called on famous Donegal pub

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-known pubs has called time on its customers and closed its doors forever.McClafferty’s Bar of Churchill has held the license in its family and has been serving the public for the past 124 years.But current owner Charlie McClafferty has pulled his last pint in the famous bar citing a general downturn in the bar trade. The license for the premises has instead been transferred to the soon-to-be-opened Carry Out off-license which is located opposite Domino’s Pizza on the previous location of McBride’s Bookmakers.The off-license will open on November 1st after Judge Paul Kelly agreed to extinguish the current license for McClafferty’s Bar and transfer it to the new off-license premises which will be run by Mr Charlie McClafferty.Writing on the pub’s Facebook page this week, Mr McClafferty said it was the end of an era for his family and the locality.“It’s with great sadness and deep consideration that we have decided to close the bar permanently. Some magnificent nights were had here and we will cherish those memories forever. Monday the 31st of October will be our last night open. We would like to thank all of you who have graced our door since the bar opened in 1892. Thank you all very much for your custom from all here at McClafferty’s. ” The McClafferty family are held in high regard in the Churchill area and their association with the local Glenswilly GAA club, of which they have been the main sponsor for many years, has ben deeply appreciated by the club.Indeed, upon receiving the Dr Maguire Cup for the third time in five years recently, the footballers of Glenswilly were heard to sing “Charlie, fill the cup”, a reference to Mr McClafferty and his generosity.End of an era as time called on famous Donegal pub was last modified: October 24th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

AC Milan target January deal for Spain starlet tracked by Arsenal and Liverpool

first_img1 AC Milan have set their sights on Arsenal and Liverpool target Dani Ceballos.The 21-year-old has been touted as a future star of Spanish football and he joined Real Madrid in the summer from Real Betis.Prior to joining them from Real Betis for around £16m, the midfielder had been linked with both Arsenal and Liverpool after starring at the European Under-21 Championship in the summer.After moving to Real Madrid anyone else’s hopes of landing Ceballos appeared dead but, according to Sport, Milan have not given up.The Italian side are reportedly ready to test Madrid’s resolve and they believe they have a chance of getting the youngster.Ceballos has started just one league game this season and Milan are ready to offer him regular football in the hope it will tempt him into leaving. Dani Ceballos in action for Real Madrid last_img read more

Barton: Lampard appointment a ‘great thing’ for Chelsea academy stars

first_img latest Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 2 Lampard is reportedly set to return to Chelsea as manager Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update gameday cracker getty images TROPHY deals 2 getty OFF SORRY Frank Lampard’s appointment as Chelsea’s new manager would help to maximise the potential of the club’s academy stars, who Joey Barlton believes are ‘the best in the country’.Derby County boss Lampard has been given permission to talk to his former club about succeeding Maurizo Sarri as head coach.Although Rams owner Mel Morris told talkSPORT on Wednesday it’s ‘not a done deal’ yet and still hopes the former midfielder will stay at Pride Park, Blues legend Lampard is widely expected to make the move. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions JIBE center_img revealed Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ MOST-READ FOOTBALL HEADLINES Derby owner Mel Morris talks about Frank Lampard’s potential opportunity to move to Chelsea “It says a lot for the job Frank did at Derby last season; I watched them myself… they played some good stuff at times.“Chelsea is his club. Frank won everything he could as a player there, he will have instant respect walking in and it is about whether he can take the opportunity.“It will be tough because there is the transfer embargo and other things going on, but Chelsea have some of the most exciting young talent in the country. “Jody Morris is in there with him and knows the Chelsea youth structure really, really well. Joe Edwards, who is the Under-23 manager, is going to move across with them.“So you have young English coaches who are going to give young English talent opportunities and I think that is a great thing.”Listen back to Joey Barton on Drivetime IN FULL above Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:22Loaded: 12.06%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Mason Mount may get a chance to shine at Chelsea after starring on loan for Derby last season Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos scrap Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion LATEST Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea He would arrive at Chelsea in perhaps their most testing period of the Roman Abramovich era, having just lost talisman Eden Hazard to Real Madrid and with the club likely to be hit with a transfer ban.It means the next boss will have to utilise the Blues’ bursting roster of young players – having sent 43 players out on loan last season.And Barton says there is no man more suited to the job than Lampard.“I think it’s great,” the Fleetwood Town boss and former Premier League midfielder told Drivetime. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 last_img read more

Palace vs Man City commentary: Action as Jesus and Silva net for the champions

first_imgThe champions suffered a shock 2-0 defeat to Wolves last time out and must bounce back.But they take on an in-form Palace side who are sixth in the table and have won their last two.talkSPORT’s GameDay will finish up at Selhurst Park this weekend and here’s how you can tune in. update AFP or licensors SAY THAT AGAIN? KICK-OFF: Palace v Man CityOur final match today on #GameDayJoin @SamMatterface and Stuart Pearce for live commentary and match analysis.This should be a top game 👌📱 App →📻 Listen →— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 19, 2019Crystal Palace vs Man City: What has been said?Man City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan: “We go to Crystal Palace which will be tough, but we have no choice – we will try to improve.“When you are in front (in the table) it always feels great – that’s why it’s a bit tougher to watch the table right now as we are not there and there is quite a gap. But maybe we shouldn’t watch the table now.“We will get a lot of opportunities in the coming months to influence that but, right now, it’s something we have to accept and something we have to deal with.” Raheem Sterling on same level as Messi and Ronaldo, says Trevor SinclairSaturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our network, including Crystal Palace vs Man City 5:30pm Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son statement MIKEL TALKS Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ appointed 3 3 Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace host Man City this weekend latest 3 deals rookie error Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Man United transfer news live: £17m bid for Barca wonderkid, English starlet linked center_img Man City superstar Raheem Sterling Premier League champions Manchester City take on Crystal Palace this evening looking to put the pressure on title challengers Liverpool.Liverpool are eight points ahead of City at the top of the Premier League table and take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.Before that, talkSPORT will bring you live coverage of City’s clash in south London as Pep Guardiola and co. look to lay down a marker. Pep Guardiola’s Man City face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park this weekend Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:40Loaded: 6.20%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen PEP TALK Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Crystal Palace vs Man City: How to listenThe Premier League clash will get under way at 5:30pm on Saturday, October 19.Full commentary from Selhurst Park will be live on talkSPORT, with our coverage starting at 5:15pm.Laura Woods will bring you all the build-up from north London before handing over to Sam Matterface and Stuart Pearce for live and exclusive commentary.To tune in, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here. Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Crystal Palace vs Man City: Match statsCrystal Palace are winless in their last four Premier League home games against Man City since a 2-1 win in April 2015.Man City have scored in 15 of their last 16 meetings with Crystal Palace, failing only in a goalless draw in December 2017 which ended their top-flight record run of 18 consecutive victories.City have won nine of their last 10 Premier League games in London, losing the other against Chelsea in December 2018.City have won 10 of their last 11 away league games, losing only against Norwich in this run. They’ve found the net at least once in each of their last 15 league games on the road, netting 36 goals in total.Since the start of last season, City have conceded the first goal in just five Premier League games. They’ve done so in two of their eight games this season and lost both, having done so in just three of their 38 games last term.Only at Anfield has Man City striker Sergio Aguero played more Premier League games without finding the net than he has at Selhurst Park.Jordan Ayew’s three Premier League goals this season have been worth six points to Crystal Palace – only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Arsenal goals have been more valuable to a side. LIVING THE DREAM LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS getty Getty Images – Getty Arteta confirms Ljungberg’s role, discusses transfer plans and Mesut Ozil ‘Are you ready for this?’ – Souness in rare praise of returning Paul Pogba Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Crystal Palace vs Man City: Team newsCrystal Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Cahill, Tomkins, Van Aanholt, Milivojevic, Zaha, Kouyate, McArthur, Schlupp, Ayew.Subs: Dann, Meyer, Townsend, Benteke, Henderson, McCarthy, Riedewald.Man City: Ederson, Cancelo, Fernandinho, Mendy, Rodri, Bernardo, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Silva, Jesus, Sterling.Subs: Bravo, Stones, Aguero, Angelino, Mahrez, Foden, Garcia.Referee: Anthony Taylorlast_img read more

Aberdeen made to work for 2-1 win over Hamilton Accies

first_imgIt was a Hayes cross that saw Aberdeen force their first corner, from which Andrew Considine headed Niall McGinn’s delivery over the bar.The Dons were in control for much of the first half, but Hamilton midfielder Darian MacKinnon drew a fine stop from Joe Lewis with a drive that had the former Peterborough man at full stretch low to his right.Taylor saw his header from a right-wing corner saved by Hamilton’s Gary Woods after 20 minutes and Rakish Bingham did well to get his body in front of Kenny McLean’s follow-up.Graeme Shinnie shot just wide and saw a later effort saved by Woods before the deadlock was finally broken. Aberdeen were made to work hard for a 2-1 victory over Hamilton as goals from Ash Taylor and Adam Rooney earned them victory in their final home game of 2016.Taylor’s opener was cancelled out by a Dougie Imrie penalty before Rooney grabbed the winner, with Hamilton having defender Scott McMann sent off in time added on.The three points ensured the Dons kept up the pressure on second-placed Rangers in the Ladbrokes Premiership.Accies pitched winger Louis Longridge into an unfamiliar wing-back role and he struggled to contain Aberdeen’s Jonny Hayes almost from the off. MacKinnon brought down Hayes 25 yards out and the Irishman placed the resulting free-kick on to the head of Taylor, who found the corner of the net from 10 yards.But, if that should have been a platform to build on, the Dons shot themselves in the foot just three minutes later.Taylor’s clearance was charged down by Danny Redmond, who then tried to round Lewis, only to be brought down by the goalkeeper. Referee Andrew Dallas immediately pointed to the spot.Imrie confidently stepped up to send Lewis the wrong way with the spot-kick and level the scores.The sides came out unchanged after the break and set about trying to nudge themselves ahead, with the play swinging from end to end.The home side began to take control once more, but a loose pass from Shay Logan saw Bingham play in Ali Crawford, who was denied by an excellent one-handed save from Lewis.The Dons eventually did restore their lead thanks to talisman Rooney.He was well-placed and quick to react when Woods could only parry a shot from substitute James Maddison and fired home from close range.The striker could have extended the lead just a couple of minutes later and there were further chances for Hayes and McLean as Aberdeen tried to make the points safe.There was late drama as McMann was sent off for hauling Hayes to the turf in injury-time, with Woods making a fine double save to prevent the Dons extending their lead.last_img read more

A Wild Atlantic Pathway?

first_imgAn overgrown hedge on a footpath in Donegal Town has been sending tourists on an unexpected journey out onto a busy road to avoid the obstacle.The plants beside a footpath on the main route from Donegal Town to the Donegal Craft Village have had significant growth over the summer season and are posing a problem to pedestrians.One local resident pointed out the dangers that this obstacle presents: “I watched tourists trying desperately to stay off the road and trying to push a pram was impossible.“The craft village is a great place for all visitors, unfortunately, we can’t even get a footpath to it.“With all this advertising for the Wild Atlantic Way surely this has to be fixed.”   A Wild Atlantic Pathway? was last modified: June 25th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL CRAFT VILLAGEDonegal Townpathwaylast_img read more

FBI busts marriage fraud scheme; 7 arrested in Jackson and Swain County

first_imgThe FBI arrested seven people including the Deputy Superintendent of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Cherokee Agency are accused of participating in a marriage fraud scheme in Jackson and Swain counties. 12 defendants total were named in a Grand Jury Indictment filed June 7th. It was made public on Wednesday.Allegedly, Ruth McCoy and her husband Timothy Taylor, would act as sponsors immigration applications in exchange money. According to the indictment, McCoy arranged the marriages between US Citizens and non-citizens for which she was paid a total of $4,500. . Marriages were performed in Sevier County, Tennessee. People were allegedly paid to participate in the fraudulent marriages a sum between $1500 to $3000.Others named on the indictment are Kaila Nikelle Cucumber, Jessica Marie Gonzalez, Jordan Elizabeth Littlejohn and Kevin Dean Swayney, Ilya Dostanov, Ievgenii Reint, Shaul Levy and Yana Peltz.Former Principal Chief Patrick Lambert made a social media post regarding the current FBI investigation into Qualla Housing Authority and the forensic audits of the ECBI Tribe on Wednesday stating, “Today the FBI arrested at least seven people. One of them is the Deputy Superintendent of the BIA and also a few local business owners here in town. These individuals are charged with some heinous crimes against our communities and individuals and crimes they have committed against Cherokee families and for their connections to elected officials who have stolen and continue to steal from the people. A few of these individuals have used their criminal activity to fund the political careers of some political officials and this investigation is going to expose those misdeeds”.WRGC Radio has reached out to Bureau of Indian Affairs Cherokee Agency and Principal Chief Richie Sneed for comment but were not available at press time.More developing on this story.last_img read more

Ethiopian wants Addis Ababa to be Africa’s Dubai

first_imgPhoto: Andreas Spaeth Ethiopian Airlines, one of the oldest airlines in Africa, is now the continent’s biggest carrier.Ethiopian has surpassed former market leaders South African Airways, Egypt Air and Kenya Airways in areas such as passengers carried, fleet size, route network and profit.But this is a relative achievement from a global perspective.“Africa is the second biggest continent, but only generates less than 3 percent of worldwide air traffic. That’s mostly due to the lack of liberalised transport markets,” Tewolde Gebremariam, the CEO of Ethiopian Airlines since 2011, tells AirlineRatings in an interview in Addis Ababa.Ethiopian Airlines has long embraced the fact that it is not enough to serve 54 destinations in Africa alone.Read our passenger reviews for Ethiopian Airlines and add your own.Thanks to massive help from China,  a huge new terminal building is currently going up at Bole Airport in Addis Ababa. This will more than double capacity at the airport to 22m passengers annually when the terminal opens later this year.It was also the Chinese who built huge new maintenance hangars for Ethiopia at Bole and who are now constructing the airline’s new 700-room hotel.Ethiopian Airlines Africa biggestEthiopian’s maintenance hangar. Photo: Andreas Spaeth.With support from the People’s Republic, Ethiopia and its airline are aspiring to become global players.“We are doing this for the whole world, we are developing Addis Ababa as the Dubai of Africa,” Gebremariam says of the ambitious goals.He has already proven that these are not empty promises. When he took office in 2011, while Ethiopian Airlines was still number four in Africa, he crafted “Vision 2025” and set out to double passenger numbers to 18m customers and the fleet to 140 aircraft by 2025.In the six years to 2017,  Ethiopian had already doubled its capacity and surpassed all African competitors.“In Vision 2025 we had set out plans for every year, until then it was for example the goal to serve 90 international destinations. Now we already have over 100 in our network,” Gebremariam says.Furthermore every year of the plan so far proved to be profitable:  Ethiopia has been constantly in the black for a decade, a rare exception in Africa.“As we are fully government-owned we don’t have any other way to raise money, we can’t go to the stock exchange for example, so we have to make sure to be profitable,” the  CEO says.One reason for that profitability, however, is the very low level of salaries in Ethiopia. Analysts have warned the opening up of the Ethiopian economy will put pressure on wages to rise to international levels, which might be a challenge for the airline.At the end of January,  the African Union launched a new attempt in Addis Ababa to launch Open Sky for Africa and 23 states have signed up, among them those  generating the most traffic. Implementation may take years as every country has to ratify it first.“As Africa’s biggest airline we have to lead the integration and liberalisation of Africa,” says  Gebremariam.For this, Ethiopian cleverly takes advantage of the fact that many African states can no longer afford their own national airlines and turn to it  support.“We have created other hubs in Western Africa, besides Addis. That has enabled us to get around some of this protectionism,” notes the  CEO. “We also have an affiliated airline in Togo, ASKY, that flies now to 22 destinations in Western and Central Africa.”Ethaopian Airlines Africa biggestTewolde Gebremariam has been CEO of Ethiopian Airlines since 2011. Photo: Andreas Spaeth.Currently Ethiopian is establishing a presence through cooperation with or partial ownership in airlines of nations as diverse as Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, Chad and Djibouti and even more.But routes outside the home continent are increasingly playing a bigger role, Dublin is a good example. Since June, 2015 an Ethiopian Boeing 787 flies four times weekly from Addis Ababa via the Irish capital to Los Angeles in both directions  with full traffic rights.By the end of 2017,  Ethiopian had gained an additional one million passengers to and from Dublin in this way. Westbound flights from Addis Ababa to Washington-Dulles and Toronto also stop in Dublin to refuel.“But now we have found means to fly non-stop with both the 777 and 787 between Addis and Washington, at least during some months,’’ Gebremariam says. “This saves customers about two hours of travel time and imposes only a small weight penalty on us, meaning we can’t sell all seats,”An important part of Vision 2025 for the airline is to establish an axis of traffic from South America via Africa to Asia and Ethopian will add Buenos Aires to its network from March.Other new international new destinations this year will be Chicago  in the uS as well as Geneva and Lisbon in Europe.Also high on the priority list is Munich, hub of Star Alliance partner Lufthansa. Frankfurt is already one of Ethiopian’s main European gateways, having been served continuously for 60 years.“We only want to go to Munich in cooperation with Lufthansa, but currently we are working to form a joint venture first on the Frankfurt to Addis route,” says Gebremariam.Ethiopian has always been at the forefront of fleet modernization and the Vision 2025 goal of 140 aircraft has already been raised to 160 aircraft, with equal shares of wide-bodies and narrow-bodies.Ethiopian is habitually the first airline in Africa to introduce the newest-generation jets on the continent.This was the case with the Boeing 777-200LR (November 2010), 787-8 (August 2012), 777-300ER (November 2013) and most recently the A350 (September 2016).With an average fleet age of less than six years, the airline also ranks in the top tier on a global level.And modernization continues. A factor here is the elevation of the Ethiopian capital’s airport, 2,334 metres above sea level, which limits aircraft operations.“We will order ten to 20 Boeing 777Xs until the end of 2018, a mix of -8s and -9s,” states Gebremariam.“We delayed the 777X order because Airbus promised us the A350-1000, but then we saw the figures and it was clear the -1000 will not perform well out of Addis.“The Boeing 777-300ERs will be replaced by the 777-9 with about 50 seats more, while the 777-8 will replace our 777-200LRs.”last_img read more

#Nextchat: HR on Purpose !!

first_img“Steve Browne is geeked. Those who follow the HR leader and blogger on Twitter will know exactly what that means. Even if you don’t, these three excerpts from Browne’s new book, HR on Purpose!! (Society for Human Resource Management, 2017), will make it pretty clear: He’s excited—about people, human resources, and the future of business and the HR profession.” ~Editors, HR Magazine What does it mean to practice “HR on Purpose”? HR on Purpose is a new approach to HR. It’s about throwing out the conventional attitudes of what HR should be and focusing on the possibilities of what HR could be.HR on Purpose starts with putting your people first. Browne encourages HR professionals to spend more time with employees and to be a safe haven for workers who are aching for someone to acknowledge them, believe in them and give them the time of day.HR on Purpose challenges outdated stereotypes and encourages the practicing of HR intentionally with respect to relationships, communication and culture. “I know you want to make HR matter to yourself personally and to your organization,” writes Browne. “It starts with you taking the step to break the norms and barriers that exist all around you. Be with your people. They are longing for someone to see them, listen to them and pay attention. Trust me when I tell you that as soon as you stop using your desk to confine you, then HR will become worth doing.”What if your organization doesn’t support this simple but powerful culture- and engagement-builder? Then, Browne says, don’t stay there. “If your senior leadership thinks spending time with your employees ‘just because’ is a waste of time, then leave that company. I guarantee that HR will never have a prominent place within that type of culture because the people are more inconvenient than valued.”Whether you see him speak in person, follow him on Twitter or read his new book, you’ll understand why Steve Browne is so excited about the new age of HR—HR on Purpose !!.  And as the HR Magazine editors concur, “one exclamation point may no longer seem sufficient for expressing your excitement.” How can you practice HR on Purpose in your organization? Please join @shrmnextchat at 3 p.m. ET on June 28 for #Nextchat: HR on Purpose !! with special guest Executive Director of HR for LaRosa’s Pizza and author of HR on Purpose !! Steve Browne, @sbrownehr on Twitter.We’ll chat about how HR professionals can commit to practicing HR on Purpose. Q1. HR on Purpose is about blowing up the old ways of doing things that hinder communication and relationships. How are you challenging the norms currently practiced in your HR department?           Q2. HR on Purpose is about spending time with employees. How can HR spend more time with employees? How are you spending more time with the people in your organization?   Q3. How can HR focus more on being proactive strategists and less on being reactive fire-fighters? What are the best ways to promote proactivity in HR?Q4. HR constantly swims in an “ocean of gray,” which can often cause career fatigue. What steps can HR pros take to stay focused and connected to avoid burnout?Q5. HR professionals should model the behavior they want to see in others. How can you start today?Q6. Only dead fish go with the flow. What are some ways HR can go against the flow and across the flow to create a better workforce and workplace?Q7. Culture starts with HR on Purpose—and you have a chance to define it. What are you doing to define culture at your organization?Q8. HR pros can be a positive force to help each other since peers cope with the same kind of work. How have other HR professionals helped you? How have you helped others?Steve always encourages folks to connect, so make sure to follow the people using the #Nextchat hashtag and continue your conversations and relationship beyond our weekly #Nextchats. If you’d like to get a copy of Steve’s book, follow these instructions.We’re geeked that SHRM is now an Amazon affiliate !! Amazon is currently taking preorders for the Kindle version ($14.99) and the paperback version ($24.99) of Steve’s book. The Kindle version will automatically download to devices this Friday (June 30) or before. We are working on getting an inventory of paperback books in soon. We’ll keep you informed about when they arrive. Here’s the link to preorder your copy of HR on Purpose !!: What’s a Twitter Chat? Three Tools for Twitter Chatslast_img read more