first_img23 March 2015South Africa faces New Zealand in an ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final at Eden Park in Auckland on Tuesday. And the opportunity to play in his first World Cup means “everything” to middle-order batsman David Miller.The 25-year-old says the pressure moments that come with playing in a World Cup event are a privilege and an experience that every cricketer works towards.“It’s the first World Cup for me and it’s a dream come true,” Miller said in Auckland on Sunday. “To be in a semi-final, that’s another notch on the belt. I’m really excited for what is coming on Tuesday, it’s going to be a great game ahead. New Zealand are playing really well, we are playing really well, so it will be a good contest.” WATCH: South Africans across the country and the world will be supporting our boys for the semifinals. Watch Jean, Ernie Els, Bryan Habana and others get behind our boys. ‪#‎ProteaFire‬ “There is obviously a lot of pressure,” Miller said. “A lot of things going on in your head but it’s actually a privilege to be in [a pressured] position. The guys have worked really hard in their careers, all the highs and lows come down to a moment like this.”New Zealand are unbeaten in the tournament, and as one of the host nations, enter the match as the favourites.Miller says it will come down to whoever can absorb the most pressure during the key moments, particularly against a side that has been dominant with both bat and ball.“We have had a game plan over the past two years that we have been sticking to,” he explained. “It’s about everyone coming through at the right times when the team needs them. Pakistan wasn’t a great result but the consistency we have had as a team over the last while has been phenomenal. For us taking that confidence of what’s happened in the past in to Tuesday’s game will be vital. And obviously assessing the situation on the day.”The Eden Park field dimensions bring a unique factor towards preparation for the match, and will need a change in approach from the batsmen, particularly with the short straight boundaries.This tour is Mmiller’s first visit to New Zealand. “It’s good to have already played a game [at Eden Park] to get a feel of the ground. The dimensions of the field are really straight and short, long on the square boundaries, so it’s something to get used to.”The Castle Lager Proteas face New Zealand at Eden Park at 3am on Tuesday. Catch the match live on SuperSport 2, SABC 3 & 2000FM. Build up starts at 2am, play starts at 3amWORLD CUP MATCHESGroup matches15 February, 3am: South Africa beat Zimbabwe.22 February, 5.30am: India beat South Africa.27 February, 5.30am: South beat West Indies.3 March, 5.30am: South Africa beat Ireland.7 March, 3am: Pakistan beat South Africa.12 March, 3am: South Africa beat United Arab Emirates.Quater-finals18 March, 5.30am: South Africa beat Sri Lanka, Sydney Cricket Ground19 March, 5.30am: India beat Bangladesh, Melbourne Cricket Ground20 March, 5.30am: Australia beat Pakistan, Adelaide Oval21 March, 3am: New Zealand beat West Indies, Westpac Stadium, WellingtonSemifinals24 March, 3am: South Africa v New Zealand, Eden Park, Auckland26 March, 5.30am: India v Australia, Sydney Cricket GroundFinal29 March, 5.30am: Melbourne Cricket GroundSource: Cricket South Africa and ICClast_img read more

first_img—————————————————————————————————–About the study: The Future of the CHRO Study, a global research initiative exploring the rapidly changing role of the HR executive, is being conducted by Willis Towers Watson and HR People + Strategy (HRPS), SHRM’s (Society for Human Resource Management) Executive Network. This research, designed to explore the growth and development of the HR executive of the future, consists of in-depth interviews with CHROs, CEOs, corporate board members, other C-suite executives and academics as well as a pulse survey of HR executives from organizations across a range of sizes, industries and countries. A comprehensive global report will be published in the fall of 2019. Readers can also look forward to complementary pieces exploring the key themes and findings including blog posts, presentations, articles and videos. To lead in an ever-changing world, today’s chief HR officers (CHRO) must act swiftly, pushing through unfamiliar boundaries to find innovative business solutions. At the same time, they must continue to ensure the excellence of transactional HR programs such as pay and benefits.HR leaders’ response to this challenge will help determine how prepared they are to drive organizational capability and performance within an evolving ecosystem of work.The New Table StakesThe Fourth Industrial Revolution—with its attendant automation, robotics and artificial intelligence—is disrupting the world of work as well as the HR function itself. Powerful software and analytics are streamlining time-consuming transactional activities, from benefits enrollment to compensation management, while also enabling segmentation and personalization, shaping a more meaningful experience for talent.In the past, the administration of HR programs and compliance-related tasks were an HR leader’s primary focus. Today, these activities are table stakes for HR executives and not how they will be expected to bring value to the organization. Still, HR must devote time to foundational programs, which requires following HR technology trends, and continuously evaluating and updating programs in response to the needs of talent and the business.But as technology and automation increasingly frees HR leaders from more administrative and process-related work, they can invest more time in driving strategic initiatives, cultivating opportunities for innovation and accelerating business value creation. Initial findings from a global joint research initiative between Willis Towers Watson and HR People + Strategy on the evolving role of the CHRO highlight the new and emerging capabilities needed to grow and develop the next generation of HR executives.Adopting an Agile MindsetAn agile mindset helps the HR executive power solutions that deliver business value. The concept of agility, however, transcends traditional change management models that imply a start and a finish, and often fail to keep up with the accelerated pace of change. Now, there’s a need for perpetual recalibration and reinvention in the workplace, and curiosity to quickly learn and adapt to shifting business conditions.By adopting this mindset, HR leaders can intensify their focus on identifying and solving problems in creative ways. There’s less focus on structure and ownership of problems/solutions, and a greater emphasis on identifying the root causes of problems and building the best teams to find solutions through ongoing cycles of iteration, testing and learning, versus a linear “one and done” approach.This emphasis on developing solutions in an agile manner requires CHROs to acquire a cross-business, cross-function attitude and aptitude. Additionally, they must develop a greater external focus to better understand how the external market is changing and to explore and identify potential solution partners and joint ventures.Putting Agile to WorkBut how might HR leaders implement a more agile way of working in practice? Some HR leaders are beginning with a hybrid approach. For example, in a leading multinational company, roughly a third of the HR function spends its time on traditional, transactional HR work such as payroll and benefits; another third divides its time between transactional work and contributing to an agile business team in a particular area of expertise (for example, workforce analytics); and the last third operates in a fluid manner with time allotted for solving high-priority business issues.In another example, HR leaders in a financial services company collaborated with the business to implement agile release trains whereby talent in various roles from IT to market research temporarily left their current roles and joined agile teams to more quickly develop and release innovative solutions to complex problems, such as developing a new product or enhancing an existing service.Courage is EssentialRespondents also stressed that forward-looking CHROs are courageous. It takes courage to make bold moves and test new ideas, implement quickly and enable feedback loops to evaluate results.But that’s not all that courage demands. Courage, as a CHRO, requires knowing when, how and why to discontinue existing programs or processes. As HR leaders continuously evaluate solutions effectiveness, they must often make the tough decisions to let go of traditional HR beliefs and solutions, such as positioning the organization for future growth by emphasizing talent’s potential over experience in reviewing performance or considering hiring decisions.But which barriers might block HR leaders from exhibiting this courage? When asked this question, participants in a virtual focus group cited in the following order: The tension between “old HR” and the emerging world of HR, lack of senior/organizational support and lack of appetite for change.The steps below can help HR leaders overcome these barriers:Build a culture where smart risk-taking is valued and failure is viewed as a learning opportunity.Develop pathways for HR staff to acquire diverse business skills in such areas as finance, technology and analytics. For instance, an organization might facilitate rotations in different parts of the business.Build strong, trust-based relationships with the CEO and other C-suite members by staying ahead of trends and market developments and helping the business to proactively identify growth opportunities.Courageous CRHOs are reinventing HR in order to meet the demands of a constantly changing workplace. In addition to ensuring the effectiveness of foundational programs critical to the delivery of the talent value proposition, they are leading a new, agile way of working, thereby accelerating innovation and business value creation.last_img read more

first_img Posted on 31st January 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:MAdTech: The marketers’ viewJan 30, 2017 by Peter MinniumAs media, advertising and technology become increasingly interwined, contributor Peter Minnium takes a look at how marketers and agencies are responding to this mad, mad, MAdTech world.How to check which URLs have been indexed without upsetting Google: A follow-upJan 30, 2017 by Paul ShapiroHow can we determine which of our site pages aren’t indexed without running afoul of Google’s guidelines? Columnist Paul Shapiro shares his methods.Commercial success: 3 last-minute PPC tips to pump up the effectiveness of Super Bowl LI TV ad buysJan 30, 2017 by Purna VirjiColumnist Purna Virji shares her tips for advertisers in capitalizing on game-day search volume.Increase the impact of your testing program in 2017Jan 30, 2017 by Nick IyengarColumnist Nick Iyengar shares tips on how to take your organization’s testing program to the next level without investing in the latest technology and tools.The rise of retention marketing as a strategic priority in 2017Jan 30, 2017 by Heather TimneyWhy should marketers be putting the spotlight on retention marketing? Contributor Heather Timney explains how shifting your focus toward existing customers will positively impact your bottom line.Branch unveils AMP Deepviews, so content in uninstalled apps can be previewed from search resultsJan 30, 2017 by Barry LevineThe new solution shows app-based content in Google as fast-loading and preferred AMP pages, if the app has not been installed.TrustRadius report: Demos, trials and customers’ opinions count most for B2B buyersJan 30, 2017 by Barry LevineLess effective in making the sale: websites and marketing materials, unless validated by third-party sources.#DeleteUber: Companies being forced by events to wade into political frayJan 29, 2017 by Greg SterlingNeutrality may no longer be an option in the Trump era.Online Marketing News From Around The Web:AnalyticsWith omnichannel, you’re only as good as what you can measure, DigidayBlogs & BloggingGuide to B2B Blogging, Crazy EggHow to Make a Quiet Blog More Interactive, Blog TyrantBusiness IssuesFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: The US “is a nation of immigrants, and we should be proud of that”, QuartzGoogle is pledging $4M to support U.S. immigration organizations, TechCrunchLinkedIn Expands Refugee Support Program to the U.S., Official LinkedIn BlogSnap selects New York Stock Exchange for IPO, ReutersContent Marketing3 Ways to Make Controversial Content Work for Your Brand, MarketoA System for Easily Publishing Consistently Great Content, ProbloggerContent Inventories Don’t Have to Bog You Down: Use Random Sampling, CMS WireDay One: How to Build a “Backbone” for Your Content Marketing, ProbloggerFor Native Advertising, 2017 Looks Like a Year of Clarity, eMarketerStop Killing Your Content Team: 3 Ways to Scale Work With Existing Resources, Content Marketing InstituteConversion OptimizationHow to Know Exactly What Content to Deliver to Convert More Prospects, CopybloggerCopywriting, Design & Usability13 Free Tools to Test Website Speed, Practical Ecommerce7 Copywriting Tips for Marketing Professionals, CopyPressedHow to Customize Your WordPress Theme Design with Yellow Pencil, WPExplorerOnline Ad Formats and Elements That Get Attention, MarketingProfsThe 2017 UX and User Research Industry Survey results are in!, UserTesting BlogDomainingCENTR Report: 309.4 Million Domains At End of 2016, The DomainsE-CommerceAlexa will now take your Starbucks order, Venture BeatEcommerce Product Reviews Help Shoppers in Era of Distrust, Practical EcommerceWhat Amazon’s Dash button means for the future of online shopping, Internet RetailerWhy eBay should think big and be ready to buy, Internet RetailerEmail Marketing10 Ways to Repurpose Your Content for Email Marketing, Movable Ink BlogHow To Build Emails That Resonate With Millennials, Search Engine PeopleGeneral Internet Marketing5 Rebranding Lessons From a CMO Who’s Been There, CMS WireReport: B2B Marketers are Still Experimenting with Influencer Marketing, KoMarketingInternet Marketing IndustryBizible Introduces Custom Attribution Modeling With Machine Learning Recommendation, BizibleSiegel+Gale Unveils Seventh Annual Global Brand Simplicity Index: Brands That Embrace Simplicity, PR NewswireMarTechInterviewing for a martech role when the interviewer doesn’t understand martech, Chief Marketing TechnologistMobile/Local Marketing27% of all Starbucks transactions last quarter came from mobile pay, Mobile Commerce DailyAds on the web will get better with AMP. Here’s how., Accelerated Mobile Pages ProjectHow to Master the Mobile Market in 2017, PPC HeroThree Ways Location Marketing Is Changing in 2017, Street FightOther ItemsIn Race Against Fake News, Google and Facebook Stroll to the Starting Line, New York TimesReputation ManagementWhat makes an effective brand slogan?, EconsultancyYou Have 1/20th of a Second: Does Your Site Gain Trust in Time?, Shopify PlusSocial Media20 Taboo Topics to Stay Away From on Your Company’s Social Media Channels, Small Biz Trends2017 Facebook: Is Your Business Missing Out?, Heidi Cohen3 Ways to Improve Your Facebook Ads, Social Media ExaminerA Day in the Life of a Paid Social Account Manager, PerscopixFacebook challenges email for control of your online identity, TechCrunchFacebook Developing Animated Selfie Masks for Brands, AdAgeFBI request for Twitter account data may have overstepped legal guidelines, ReutersHow Competitive Analysis Can Transform Your Social Marketing Plan, Simply MeasuredHow-to: factor latent conversions into Facebook ad optimization, 3Q DigitalPinterest Makes First Push in Targeting Super Bowl Viewers With Personalized Microsite, AdweekSnapchat Marketing Strategy 101: Getting Started, Building a Community, and Generating ROI, Buffer BlogSocial Listening for Customer Insight and Engagement in 2017, MarketingProfsThe 6 Social Media Marketing Fads Taking Over 2017, Social Media ExplorerVideoPeriscope adds “Proudly made in America by immigrants” to app loading screen, The VergeVideo Future 2017: It’s All About Data, MarTech AdvisorWhat brands need to know about Facebook’s long-form video push, EconsultancyFrom our sponsors: Marketing Day: MAdTech, URL indexing & PPC tips for Super Bowl LI HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: MAdTech, URL indexing & PPC tips for Super Bowl LI Marketing Day: MAdTech, URL indexing & PPC tips for Super Bowl LIYou are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

first_imgDoes your data require surgery?You no longer have clusters of computers crammed into a datacenter for high performance computing. Dell’s Active Infrastructure HPC for Life Sciences is comparable in size to a fridge and can sequence up to 13,000 genomes in a year or 37 per day. Delivery methods have also been transformed by cloud-based technologies and as this blog post indicates, you can rent a Dell based SAP Hana appliance over the Amazon Web Services for as low as $3500 per month before you decide to go with an on-site solution. It’s important to reinforce at this point that privacy and security is a major concern for the healthcare industry so careful consideration must be taken when choosing a solution.So big data has arrived. It’s no longer a hype but the main question remains of its probiotic value – is Big Data any good for the healthcare industry? Well, according to this WebMD article, probiotics are good for our health so if we carry the same analogy, we may claim Big Data is also good for the healthcare industry. But let’s hold on to that thought for a second. Sometimes, probiotics come short of curing human ills and you may have to undergo a medical intervention including surgery. With that in mind, Dell and Intel is promoting a ‘Does your data require some serious surgery?’ campaign offering all our customers a free assessment on your Big Data needs. Reach out to us by filling out this request form and we will happily be at your service.Contact Afsar Akal on LinkedIn Danone is a company which deserves much admiration. For thousands of years, the ‘lactobacillus bulgaricus’ cultured milk – as indicated by analysis of this bacteria’s genome – was consumed as yogurt. Let’s not underestimate this historical disruption. Probably due to a chance event somewhere in Central Asia, this bacteria-cultured product extended the useful life of plain milk from less than a day in warm climates to three days or more. Useful, considering the lack of refrigeration at the time.A few decades ago came the incremental innovations of adding Bifidus Actiregularis bacteria to yogurt and packaging it in an organic compound called PLA Igneo instead of polystyrene plastic. Danone promoted this nutritionally advanced and re-packaged product as a ‘probiotic’ with their successful Activia brand, and thus created an annual $4 billion market. Not bad for a commodity product right? Well, labelling yogurt as a probiotic was no hype as per Danone’s commercial success shows.Big Data – Hype or Reality?I recently had the privilege of co-hosting a short talk on Big Data with the Chief Medical Officer of Dell Health and Life Sciences, Dr. Nick van Terheyden, to a group of distinguished guests at the NHS Innovation Expo in Manchester, UK. Dr. van Terheyden spoke about the flood of data originating from behavioral, demographic, social and financial domains and underscored the importance of predictive analytics that will not only shape delivery of healthcare but also define the science of prevention in the next decade.If you’re on the customer side of the healthcare industry, I would suggest that you have the full right to do a sanity check on whether you’re being hyped by the concept of big data. Is the whole IT industry repackaging plain old yogurt cultured by a mixture of Data Warehousing, Data Mining and Business Intelligence tools under the Big Data label? Well if Activia is any guide, architectures, packaging and delivery methods have changed considerably. Intel Health and Life Sciences: Big Data in HealthcareTGen, Dell, and Intel: Accelerating Science for Precision MedicineDoes your data require surgery? Take a free assessment on your Big Data needslast_img read more

first_imgFrance opposes the renewal whereas other countries—including Germany, the Netherlands, and Portugal—were intending to abstain, says a source close to the negotiation. “Since it was obvious that no qualified majority would have been reached, a vote was not held,” a commission spokesperson says in a statement forwarded to ScienceInsider and quoted by other news outlets. (The commission did not respond directly to ScienceInsider’s requests for comment.)Technically, after inconclusive votes by member states, the commission could go ahead with the renewal. (It has already used this possibility after comparable deadlocks, for example to authorize a genetically modified maize for cultivation in the European Union in 2014, and to ban pesticides that are believed to be toxic to bees in 2013.) But in glyphosate’s case, the commission has made it clear that it would not proceed without a “solid qualified majority of Member States,” the spokesperson says.This decision shows that, faced with scientific controversy and public alarm, the commission “wants to share the blame with member states” if glyphosate stays on the market, Franziska Achterberg, food policy director at Greenpeace EU in Brussels, tells ScienceInsider. (Among several campaigns against the weed killer, a petition launched by the nonprofit organization foodwatch had gathered more than 146,000 signatures at the time of writing.) “As long as there is conflicting scientific advice, glyphosate should not be approved for use in the EU,” Achterberg said in a statement after the March vote was suspended.Indeed several recent, authoritative scientific assessments have reached conflicting conclusions. In March 2015, the United Nations’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans,” saying there is “limited evidence” that the weed killer causes cancer in humans but “sufficient evidence” from animal studies. Yet in November 2015, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer in humans.EFSA’s evaluation “considered a large body of evidence, including a number of studies not assessed by the IARC which is one of the reasons for reaching different conclusions,” the E.U. agency stated at the time.Last month, the European Parliament also weighed in. In a nonbinding resolution, parliamentarians suggested a restricted renewal for 7 years. They also urged the commission and EFSA to disclose all the scientific evidence behind its positive opinion, and called for a more comprehensive, independent review of the chemical’s health effects.Monsanto, which manufactures glyphosate under the commercial name Roundup, has slammed the delays as “not scientifically warranted.” In a statement, the firm’s vice president of global regulatory and governmental affairs, Philip Miller, says EFSA’s risk assessment was “one of the most thorough evaluations of an agricultural product ever conducted.”The commission’s reticence to embrace EFSA’s reassuring conclusion without member states’ backing may cast a cloud of mistrust on the assessment of the European Union’s own agency—which has been accused of being under undue industry influence. Yesterday, the commission said that if no decision is taken before the end of next month, “glyphosate will be no longer authorized in the EU and Member States will have to withdraw authorizations for all glyphosate-based products.”What will happen next is unclear. The commission yesterday said it would “reflect on the outcome of the discussions.” The source close to the talks says the commission may try to sway influential member states, such as Germany, to weigh in favor of the renewal while it schedules another vote. European regulators have again eschewed a decision on the renewal of the approval of the widely used weed killer glyphosate, giving fodder to critics who say the chemical causes cancer and should be banned.Glyphosate’s current license expires on 30 June and its renewal has divided the European Union’s member states after contradictory scientific assessments. The Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (PAFF), which is made up of representatives of the 28 states, was to decide on the renewal yesterday, but the European Commission canceled the vote—which was bound to be indecisive yet again.The commission had initially proposed to renew the chemical’s license for 15 years, a plan that needed the member states’ green light through a so-called qualified majority in the PAFF committee. In March, the committee failed to reach an agreement. 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first_imgChidambaram rejected suggestions that the National HeraldChidambaram rejected suggestions that the National Herald case had caused embarrassment for the party, but said “It has caused us some concern about the motives of this government and those who are supporting the government. It simply stiffened our back to fight the government.””We wanted GST, they played petty games. We say youve distorted GST, they cry wolf. Weve not changed. Nor have they,” tweeted partys communication department chief Randeep Surjewala.”National Herald case is a clear case of political vendetta by PM Narendra Modi against Congress,” said former Union Minister Kapil Sibal.On the charge that the government was targeting opposition leaders including Congress Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh, Jaitley dared the main opposition party to debate the issue in Parliament.”Let us have a debate on each of these cases they are mentioning. These cases are stinking… Let us have a debate in Parliament tomorrow,” he said, adding the government had agreed to their wording for a debate in Parliament on the Lalit Modi controvesy.”Let it be identically worded as was the debate on Raje and Swaraj. We agreed to that. Language was theirs. Let us just substitute those names and let us have a debate in Parliament tomorrow,” Jaitley said.On the GST, he said, “The three suggestions they have made go contrary to what Chidambaram and Pranab Mukherjee had presented before Parliament. Those three suggestions are contrary to what Chidambaram signed on the file. These are contrary to what their Chief Ministers had said in Parliamentary panel.advertisement”They are clearly afterthoughts in order to delay the GST. I have no doubt in my mind,” he said.”What will be our response on these three issues, I have already conveyed to senior responsible people in Congress party…my suggestions are in consonance with their own proposals. If they go back on their proposals then I cant help it,” Jaitley said.Chidambaram said the concerns raised by Congress are genuine and the report of Arvind Subramanian, the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India “broadly endorses the Congress party concerns”.He also said till the government responds to Congress suggestions, the party cannot say by which date the bill will be a reality.Notwisthanding the suspense over the issue, the government has decided to make a fresh bid to pass the GST and real estate bills in the last week of the winter session.While six bills each have been introduced and passed in Lok Sabha, the Rajya Sabha has passed only one bill.10 Bills passed by Lok Sabha are still to be taken up by Rajya Sabha. In the Lok Sabha, the government has proposed to take up nine items of legislative and financial business during next week. PTI AMR SMN SK SKlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisementRomelu Lukaku sealed the win for Manchester United at Old Trafford against Southampton in a crunching thriller. The match ended with a scoreline of 3-2 in favour of the Red Devils. After this victory, Manchester United moved to the fourth spot in the League Table with 58 points in 29 matches so far.Southampton started the match on a high note as Yan Valery scored the first goal for the away side. The first half ended with a scoreline of 1-0 in favour of the Saints. Alexis Sanchez was replaced by Diogo Dalot at the 52nd minute of the match. Andreas Pereira scored the equaliser for the Red Devils just after that. Diogo Dalot provided the pass for it.Romelu Lukaku scored the second goal of Manchester United to give them the lead at the 59th minute of the match. James Ward Prowse equalised the scoreline in favour the Saints at the 75th minute of the match with a brilliant free kick goal. However, Romelu Lukaku sealed the win for the Red Devils with a brilliant strike at the 88th minute of the match.Paul Pogba got a chance to increase the lead for the Red Devils. However, his penalty was saved by the Goalkeeper of Southampton. The match ended with the scoreline of 3-2 in favour of Manchester United.Martial could be the next Ronaldo – Solskjaer Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgBayern München Heynckes becomes oldest manager in Champions League history Goal Last updated 2 years ago 05:53 10/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jupp Heynckes Bayern Munich Christof Stache Bayern München UEFA Champions League Bayern München v Celtic Celtic Back in charge at Bayern Munich, the 72-year-old became the oldest manager in the history of Europe’s top competition Jupp Heynckes has become the oldest manager to coach a Champions League match, leading Bayern Munich to a 3-0 win against Celtic on Wednesday.At 72 years and 162 days old, Heynckes bested the previous mark set by Raymond Goethals when the 71-year-old coached Marseille to the Champions League title in the 1992-93 campaign.72 – Today Jupp Heynckes (72y 162d) will become the oldest manager ever to coach a game in the @ChampionsLeague. Master. @FCBayernEN #FCBCEL pic.twitter.com/eqgQOcbJxW— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) October 18, 2017Bayern hired Heynckes earlier this month for a fourth stint in charge following the firing of Carlo Ancelotti. Heynckes had been out of management since steering the Bundesliga powerhouse to the treble in 2012-13. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Heynckes’ FCB 15/2 for CL winThomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich and Mats Hummels scored Wednesday as Bayern moved to six points through three Champions League matches, good for second in Group B behind Paris Saint-Germain.last_img read more

first_imgBayern München Kahn: Der Klassiker came at perfect time for Bayern Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 09:53 11/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) BayernMunich - Cropped Bongarts Bayern München Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund v Bayern München The former Germany goalkeeper praised Jupp Heynckes, while saying Borussia Dortmund have “many problems” Bayern Munich great Oliver Kahn believes his former club faced Borussia Dortmund at the perfect time, as he lauded the return of Jupp Heynckes.Heynckes’ side moved four points clear atop the Bundesliga after a 3-1 victory in Der Klassiker on Saturday.FCB 15/2 to win CL Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Since the 72-year-old Heynckes returned to Bayern for his fourth stint, the German giants have won seven straight games.Kahn feels his former club’s meeting with Dortmund came at an ideal time, with Peter Bosz’s men dealing with “many problems”.”I think the Heynckes effect, meaning the signing of Jupp Heynckes as head coach, was very useful,” the former Germany goalkeeper told Omnisport, speaking at the Golden Foot Hublot Award in Monaco.”Heynckes arrived and the team went on to win six or seven straight, I think.”That shows the quality Bayern Munich have and the timing to play Dortmund was perfect for them.Jupp #Heynckes seamlessly picking up where he left off in the #Bundesliga pic.twitter.com/s2ZWo6yxJQ— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) November 7, 2017″Borussia is facing many problems at the moment, especially on the defensive end of the pitch and Bayern used that to their advantage.”While Dortmund is still looking to perfect their style of play, and looking to get in shape and connecting with the new head coach, with Bayern Munich it’s a different situation.”Jupp Heynckes knows the club and he was accepted 100 per cent from the very first day.”Dortmund are winless in four league games and slipped to third, six points behind Bayern.last_img read more