'I don't know if it's useful' - Low critical over Nubel's move to Bayern Munich

‘I don’t know if it’s useful’ – Low critical over Nubel’s move to Bayern Munich

The Schalke shot-stopper could be Germany’s future No.1, but may find himself behind Manuel Neuer at club level next season Germany manager Joachim Low has questioned the wisdom of ​Alexander Nubel’s impending move to Bayern Munich, saying it could cost the goalkeeper valuable playing time. Bayern announced earlier this month that Nubel will depart Schalke at … Read more…

Airbus bumps Boeing from top spot in 2019 with 863 jet deliveries

Airbus bumps Boeing from top spot in 2019 with 863 jet deliveries

JetBlue’s new Airbus A321neo at New York’s Kennedy Airport. Leslie Josephs | CNBC Airbus has become the world’s largest planemaker for the first time since 2011 after delivering a forecast-beating 863 aircraft in 2019, seizing the crown from embattled U.S. rival Boeing, airport and tracking sources said on Wednesday. A reversal in the pecking order … Read more…

Demand for diversity and inclusion professionals set to rise in 2020

Demand for diversity and inclusion professionals set to rise in 2020

2019 brings to a close a decade in which workplace equality has gained increasing prominence on the global agenda. Revelations from the #MeToo movement, gender pay gap disclosure policies and repeated reports of entrenched diversity shortcomings at the top levels of business have highlighted the continued work to be done. However, analysts are optimistic that … Read more…

Flights cancelled in Germany as Lufthansa's Germanwings hit by strikes

Flights cancelled in Germany as Lufthansa’s Germanwings hit by strikes

A Germanwings Airbus A320 registration D-AIPX is seen at the Berlin airport in this March 29, 2014 file photo. An Airbus plane operated by Lufthansa’s Germanwings budget airline crashed in southern France on Tuesday en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, police and aviation officials said. Jan Seba | Reuters Around 180 flights in Germany were … Read more…

'Ozil always wanted to have fun and play football' - Neuer defends former Germany teammate

‘Ozil always wanted to have fun and play football’ – Neuer defends former Germany teammate

Though the Arsenal man quit the German national team under a cloud, citing racism and disrespect as factors, Neuer prefers to remember happier times Manuel Neuer has defended Mesut Ozil’s record with the German national team, saying: “What he always wanted was to have fun and play football.” Ozil quit Die Mannschaft after their group-stage … Read more…

San Francisco 49ers removing game-day barriers with SAP software

San Francisco 49ers removing game-day barriers with SAP software

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s nearly two hours before game time, a Week 11 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, and a San Francisco official is observing negative alerts from a concession stand but can’t figure out why. For Moon Javaid, the 49ers’ vice president of strategy and analytics, the alerts are “atypical” because it’s so early … Read more…

Here are six reasons to be optimistic about 2020

Here are six reasons to be optimistic about 2020

Eiffel Tower fireworks. Fred Dufour | AFP | Getty Images T’is the season to be gloomy, when the world’s prognosticators provide their competing lists of the coming year’s top risks. And there are plenty of candidates, from Iran to North Korea, and from American elections to global warming. Acting on the advice of Winston Churchill, … Read more…

Abu Dhabi leads $167 million investment in Spanish delivery app

Abu Dhabi leads $167 million investment in Spanish delivery app

A courier for Spanish on-demand delivery app Glovo. Glovo Spanish food delivery app Glovo has raised 150 million euros ($167 million) in a fresh round of funding to ramp up hiring and expand internationally. The financing effort was led by Mubadala, the sovereign wealth fund of Abu Dhabi, and was also backed by existing investors … Read more…

Pipes for the gas pipeline are laid off the island of Rügen (archive)

US Congress approves sanctions against Nord Stream 2

The controversial Nord Stream 2 Baltic Sea pipeline is almost complete – and waves are brewing in the United States. The Senate is now demanding punitive measures for the project. The ball is now with President Trump. The Nord Stream 2 project is a major thorn in the side of the United States , since they want to sell their own … Read more…

Christmas in the Wild West

Christmas market with a difference

Mulled wine, gingerbread, sparkling lights – traditions determine the Christmas season in Germany. However, some Christmas markets celebrate in a very special way. Christmas in the Wild West The Bavarian theme park “Pullman City Westernstadt” in Eging am See is transformed into a German-American Christmas market. Pretty cowboys run through the streets with Santa Claus. There are cookie, … Read more…