‘Ozil needs to contribute 24/7’ – Arsenal chief Sanllehi backs Emery

first_imgRaul Sanllehi has backed Unai Emery’s handling of the Mesut Ozil situation at Arsenal.Ozil has featured just twice so far this season, with his only appearance in the Premier League coming during the 2-2 draw with Watford at Vicarage Road last month.The German – who is being paid £350,000 a week by the Gunners – has not even been included in the matchday squad for the past three games. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career And when asked after the Europa League win against Standard Liege why Ozil had not been involved, Emery stated it was because others simply deserved their spot more.”Really I am thinking every time to decide the best players for each match and the best player for the squad to play and [who will] help us,” said the Spaniard.”When I decide he’s not in the squad it’s because another player deserves it more.”Ozil’s continued absence has seen Emery receive plenty of criticism from sections of Arsenal’s fanbase, who believe the former Real Madrid man would bring some much-needed creativity to the team.There have been growing calls from supporters for the 30-year-old to be brought back into the fold, but that looks unlikely, with Arsenal due to visit Sheffield United after the international break.Mesut Ozil Arsenal 2019-20And now Emery’s stance has received the backing of Sanllehi, who spoke about the ongoing situation at a fans’ forum with supporters on Thursday night.Responding to a question about Ozil’s lack of playing time, Arsenal’s head of football said: “Unai has had many good players in other teams also, and he has always followed the same policy which is try not to make any distinctions, play the ones who work hard in training and reward the effort with playing time.“There is nothing against Mesut on the contrary and I hope we get to see him much more in the next games because his qualities are without question, but he needs to contribute 24/7 and that’s what Unai expects from him.“It’s not that he’s not working so well, but there are others who are deserving more playing time, but Unai can’t treat him differently than any other player.“You may have read that Unai has put a barrier up, but nothing at all like this has happened.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Funjet, Southwest Vacations, Blue Sky Tours and United Vacations Use Technology To Enhance Travel Agent Experience

first_imgNew Call Back Feature Empowers Travel Agents   MILWAUKEE (December 10, 2018) – ALG Vacations Corp. is pleased to announce its newest technological development, which aims to provide a better customer experience, has rolled out to Funjet Vacations, Southwest Vacations, Blue Sky Tours and United Vacations. The company unveiled a new call back feature in November 2018 that will ultimately make booking with the brands easier and more convenient than ever. The new call back feature will empower travel agents and allow us to provide an even better, more efficient customer service experience. First, if the call cannot be immediately answered, callers will hear an estimated hold time. If the hold time is estimated to be five minutes or longer, the caller will have the option to continue to hold or to receive a call back. If the caller opts to receive a call back, he or she will be asked to confirm the call back number including any applicable extension. From there, the system holds their place in queue and will call the individual back when they are next in line for an available agent. “ALG Vacations Corp. is committed to providing excellent customer service, and we believe the new call back technology now available for Funjet Vacations, Southwest Vacations, Blue Sky Tours and United Vacations is just another way we can make the travel agent’s experience even better when booking with us,” said Tracy A. Genrich, director-contact center B2B at Apple Leisure Group. ALG Vacations Corp. is proud of its long history of supporting travel agents with new and innovative technology that improves the customer experience and is excited to share this latest stride towards excellence. About Apple Leisure Group Apple Leisure Group® (ALG) is the leading North American travel, hospitality and leisure management group with the only vertically-integrated business model, serving travelers and destinations worldwide. ALG consistently delivers exceptional value to travelers and strong performance to resort owners and partners by strategically leveraging the power of its portfolio of businesses across five segments, comprising: the largest seller of vacation packages in the U.S. for travel to Mexico and the Caribbean, moving approximately 3.2 million passengers annually through the well-established vacation brands Apple Vacations®, Mark International®, Travel Impressions®, CheapCaribbean.com®, Blue Sky Tours®, Southwest Vacations®, Funjet Vacations®, and United Vacations®; brand management of 5-star and 4-star luxury resorts through AMResorts® award-winning brand portfolio including Zoëtry® Wellness & Spas Resorts, Secrets® Resorts & Spas, Breathless Resorts & Spas®, Dreams® Resorts & Spas, Now Resorts & Spas®, and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas; best-in-class destination management services provided by Amstar DMC and Worldstar®, the exclusive travel club Unlimited Vacation Club®; and the innovative technology solutions provider Trisept Solutions®, connecting over 88,000 travel agents with leading travel suppliers. To learn more about the Apple Leisure Group advantage, visit www.appleleisuregroup.com.last_img read more

EDC says Canadian exports seeing big gains on strength of global economy

CALGARY — Export Development Canada says exports are growing significantly as both the U.S. and the global economy as a whole continue to improve.The crown corporation reports that overall exports are expected to grow eight per cent in 2017, led by “massive gains” in the commodity space, and four per cent next year.At $77 billion, EDC says oil and gas exports are forecast to have grown by 31 per cent, after production was hit last year by the Fort McMurray wildfire.The boost from energy exports will make up half of the gains for the year, though EDC says that growth is expected to flatline in 2018 as high levels of global oil supplies come online.Ores and metals are also seeing gains this year, with double-digit growth led especially by increases in iron ore exports, but lower prices expected next year for the metal means growth is expected to slow in the sector as well.EDC says aerospace should also come out ahead this year after a weak showing last year, while forestry is expected to take a hit both this year and next from the ongoing softwood lumber dispute. read more

AlAhly wins Arabian Club Championship

By beating African Club from Tunisia in the final game of the 28th Arabian Championship 29:27, the team of Al-Ahly (Egypt) has won this club competition.  IHF President Dr. Hassan Moustafa handed over the winner’s trophy and the prize money (15.000 US-Dollar) to the captain of the Al-Ahly team, Kareem Elsaid. Hassan Hamdy (Al-Ahly club board President) and Dr Salman Mohammad Al Sedairy, President of the Arabian Handball Federation, handed over the gold medals to the winning team.The Egyptian Olympic team took the second place in this competition and received a prize money of 10.000 US-Dollar. El Wehda El Saudi ranked third and won prize money of 7.500 US-Dollar.Source: ihf.info African handballAl Ahly ← Previous Story Presentation of handball across the USA Next Story → Al-Sad won Asian Club League Championship read more