Boeing Wins Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award from National Business Group on Health

Boeing recognized with highest Platinum Award for one of the nation’s best workforce well-being programs

CHICAGO, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has been recognized by The National Business Group on Health for having one of the best workforce well-being programs in the nation.

The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of 425 large U.S. employers, recognized the company with a Platinum Award for Boeing’s Well Being program, which provides a suite of tools, activities and resources to holistically support physical, financial and emotional well-being. In addition to the Platinum award, Boeing was one of just five companies receiving the Top Honors designation from the panel of judges.

“We are honored to receive this important recognition of our efforts to provide holistic mind and body well-being programs and benefits,” said Heidi Capozzi, senior vice president of Human Resources. “Boeing is committed to supporting our employees as they tirelessly innovate to connect, protect, explore and inspire the world.”

Boeing’s Well Being Program includes: an annual company-wide physical activity challenge that this year enrolled more than 100,000 employees; confidential health screenings and an online health assessment; health coaching, free flu vaccines, smoking cessation, fitness and weight management programs; job conditioning and on-site rehabilitation programs to reduce risk of injury and improve physical function, as well as healthy eating options at company facilities.

Beyond physical well-being, Boeing also offers retirement planning resources and tools, financial education, investment advice programs, stress management, anonymous depression screening and an employee assistance program.

“Our goal is engage the right employees in the right programs at the right time because quality of life is the most important thing for our employees,” said Demi Hannon, director of Well Being and Retirement Strategy.

Another significant well-being milestone for the company was having its 401(k)-style retirement plan ranked second among large employees by Bloomberg.

Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, commented: “We congratulate Boeing for their dedication to improving the well-being of their employees. Employers are transitioning their focus from offering traditional wellness programs focused primarily on improving their employees’ physical health to holistic well-being strategies aimed at enhancing the various facets of employees and their families’ lives. We commend Boeing and its leaders for their innovation.”

Boeing is among 55 U.S. employers that received the 2016 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award presented at the National Business Group on Health’s Fall Conference. Winners of the 2016 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyle awards were honored in one of three categories: Platinum, for implementing a workforce well-being strategy with demonstrated results across the dimensions of well-being; Gold, for organizations with a strong commitment to holistic well-being and related metrics; Silver, for organizations with emerging well-being strategies and metrics; often with a focus on physical health.

About the National Business Group on Health®
The National Business Group on Health is the nation’s only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers’ perspective on national health policy issues and helping companies optimize business performance through health improvement, innovation and health care management. The Business Group leads initiatives to address the most relevant health care issues facing employers today and enables human resource and benefit leaders to learn, share and leverage best practices from the most progressive companies. Business Group members, which include 72 Fortune 100 companies, provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org

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Silvio Santos é o melhor “diretor artístico” das concorrentes do SBT

Silvio Santos faz o que quer com a programação do SBT

Silvio Santos faz o que quer com a programação do SBT

Silvio Santos é incontestável como apresentador. Um ídolo. Aos domingos, consegue ficar quatro horas no ar, às vezes, sem programa e ainda assim chegar a registros de audiência de fazer inveja a qualquer um. No palco, frente ao auditório, poucos sabem se colocar como ele. Quase imbatível.

Porém, como “diretor artístico” do SBT o questionamento a ele é justificado, pelas tantas vezes que joga e já jogou contra o próprio patrimônio.

No meio TV, diante das atitudes que insiste tomar, ele já ficou conhecido por ser o “diretor dos sonhos” das emissoras todas, pelas colaborações inesperadas que costuma prestar.

Hoje, especialmente num país com tantas dificuldades como o nosso e a concorrência cada vez mais acentuada, brincar de fazer televisão beira a irresponsabilidade.

Qual anunciante terá coragem suficiente de agregar sua marca a um jornal, hoje apresentado por um jovem que caiu de paraquedas, que ninguém sabe quem é e sem qualquer habilitação para tal?

No passado, quando inventou o “Jornal das Pernas”, também como outro humilhante golpe no jornalismo, o SBT tinha o Baú da Felicidade para pagar suas contas e bancar imprudências do tipo.

Agora não tem mais. Para quem hoje tem necessidade de sobreviver daquilo que a televisão vai buscar no mercado, irresponsabilidades do tipo não podem mais ser cometidas.

 

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

“Supermax” erra feio ao exigir interpretação exagerada de seus atores

  • Mariana Ximenes é a enfermeira Bruna em "Supermax"

    Mariana Ximenes é a enfermeira Bruna em “Supermax”

A primeira ainda não está próxima do fim, mas ainda assim já existem informações de uma possível segunda temporada de “Supermax”.

Nada se pode dizer sobre a sua produção. É trabalho de gente grande.

Mas é fácil verificar que tudo em “Supermax” tem que aparecer no superlativo.

Algo que até chega incomodar um pouco, especialmente naquilo que se refere ao trabalho dos seus atores. Passa a sensação de interpretação forçada.

 

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Singapore Airlines’ Capital Express goes green

Singapore Airlines' 9V-SRP arrives at Wellington Airport. (Gary Hollier)

Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) new service to Canberra and Wellington has joined a growing number of flights in the Asia Pacific region operating as “green routes” featuring more efficient operations on the ground and in the air.

Airservices said on Thursday these measures, outlined by the Asia and Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions (ASPIRE), helped reduce fuel consumption by about 7,000kg, resulting in a 22,000kg cut in carbon emissions for the inaugural Singapore-Canberra-Wellington-Canberra-Singapore flights on September 20/21.

That translated to a yearly saving of 1.5million kg of fuel and 4.6 million kg of carbon emissions.

Established in 2008, the ASPIRE group brings together Australia’s Airservices, Airways New Zealand, the US Federal Aviation Administration, Japan Air Navigation Services (JANS), the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and AeroThai in partnership with 10 airlines to develop ideas that improve environmental standards and operational procedures in an effort to reduce fuel burn and carbon dioxide emissions.

It advocates a number of practices to improve the efficiency of flight covering ground taxiing, route optimisation and more collaborative decision making between air navigation service providers, airport operations, ground handling services, aircraft operators and other stakeholders.

Examples include User Preferred Routes, which enables airlines to customise more efficient flight paths; Dynamic Airborne Reroute Procedures, where airlines are able to change flight paths en route factoring in updated weather information; and Optimised Descent Profile, which helps cut down changes in engine thrust as the aircraft comes in to land.

There were now 30 ASPIRE daily city pairs across the Asia Pacific.

SIA acting senior vice president for flight operations Captain CE Quay said thanked all involved in making the “Capital Express” a part of the ASPIRE program.

“We constantly ensure that our operations are carried out in a responsible manner through a framework designed to manage issues related to carbon emissions, waste, noise and the consumption of energy and resources,” Captain Quay said.

Airservices said the four sectors of SQ291/SQ292 utilised 25 of a possible efficient flight operations and air traffic management practices.

“The new Singapore–Canberra–Wellington route is another excellent example of airlines, airports and air navigation agencies working together to reduce aviation greenhouse gas emissions globally,” Airservices executive general manager for air navigation services Stephen Angus said.

After a series of demonstration flights in 2008 from Air New Zealand, Japan Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and United, there are now daily ASPIRE flights out of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand, according to the ASPIRE website.

 

Australian Aviation

Shane Carmody starts as acting CASA chief executive

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester (left) and CASA acting chief executive Shane Carmody. (Minister Chester's office)

Senior public servant Shane Carmody has taken his seat as acting chief executive of Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said Carmody, whose most recent position was as Deputy Secretary at the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, would be in the role for up to 12 months or until a new chief executive was appointed by the CASA board.

Carmody takes over from Mark Skidmore, who announced his resignation as CASA chief executive and director of aviation safety in August, less than two and a half years into his five-year term.

Chester said Carmody would continue to progress the implementation of CASA’s response to theAviation Safety Regulatory Review (ASRR).

“Mr Carmody’s appointment will ensure the aviation safety regulator retains strong leadership as the reforms are finalised,” Minister Chester said in a statement on Wednesday.

“A domestic and international search for a new CEO is currently underway.”

In his various roles at the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Carmody had responsibility for aviation and airports, the Office of Transport Security, the Western Sydney Unit and local government and territories.

Also, Carmody worked at CASA for about three years between 2006 and 2009 as deputy chief executive for strategy and support. He also worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defence.

His appointment as acting CASA chief executive was first announced on September 1.

“Implementation of the important reforms will require CASA to work closely with all sectors of the aviation industry, a role where Mr Carmody’s previous experience should prove invaluable,” Chester said.

In his final CASA Briefing column, Skidmore acknowledged there would always be “points of tension between the regulator and the regulated”.

However, the retired RAAF Air Vice-Marshal said this was normal and the sign of a healthy relationship.

“As the safety relationship matures we all need to recognise these points of tension and work to address our differences in a positive way,” Skidmore said.

“Genuinely listening to each other is critical and sometimes both sides will have to accept there is no magical middle solution that satisfies everyone.

“What CASA and the aviation community must strive for are the right safety outcomes, reached through proper processes, real consultation and transparent decision making.

 

Australian Aviation

Cathay Pacific issues profit warning and warns of grim times ahead

A supplied image of Cathay Pacific's first A350's maiden flight. (Airbus)

Cathay Pacific has launched a “critical review” and issued a profit downgrade as weak demand and intense competition from rivals eats into revenues and pushed down yields.

The company said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange on Wednesday night the outlook had deteriorated since its August 17 results announcement, when Cathay said net profit for the six months to June 30 2016 slumped 82 per cent to HK$353 million.

“Overcapacity and strong competition is putting particular pressure on our passenger business, with continued shortfalls in revenue compared with forecasts and heavy pressure on yield,” Cathay said.

“Against this difficult revenue picture, we are engaged in a critical review of our business, the goal of which is to improve revenues and to reduce costs so as to maintain a strong financial position and to deliver acceptable financial returns.

“The review will consider all options for improving efficiency and productivity. At the same time, we understand the need to continue to invest in our businesses and to improve continuously the products and services which we provide to our customers.”

Cathay, and others, have battled the rapid international expansion of Chinese airlines and the ongoing rise of Middle East carriers offering long-haul to long-haul connections through their hubs which have bitten into previously lucrative markets. And in Asia, low-cost carriers have won passengers happy to pay lower fares for a no-frills product on short- and medium-haul routes.

Further, the economic slowdown – both in China and elsewhere – had led to a significant reduction in premium corporate travel in business and first class, particularly on long-haul routes.

In August, the oneworld alliance member said it had cut prices for business class travel in a bid to stimulate demand, with corporate travel originating in Hong Kong to destinations such as London and New York well below expectations.

Further, Cathay said the number of corporate travelers declined for the first time since 2009, when business was affected by the global financial crisis.

Since its market commentary in August, the challenging economic outlook has become worse, prompting Cathay to warn the market net profit for the second half of calendar 2016 would be below the HK$353 million in the first half.

“Against this background, it is no longer expected that the Cathay Pacific group’s results for the second half of 2016 will be better than those of the first half,” Cathay said.

Traffic figures for August 2016 showed the combined Cathay and Dragonair networks carried 2.98 million passenger in the month, a decline of 3.8 per cent from the prior corresponding period.

Load factors dropped 1.8 percentage points to 86.8 per cent, while capacity measured by available seat kilometres (RPK) was down 0.8 per cent.

Broken down by region, demand, measured by revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) fell most on Cathay’s India, Middle East, Pakistan and Sri Lanka routes, which were down 18.3 per cent in August compared with a year ago.

Meanwhile, the airline’s Mainland China network suffered a 5.6 per cent fall in RPKs for August.

Cathay chief executive Ivan Chu has flagged adding more seats on board some of its aircraft in an effort to improve returns and grow capacity at a time where takeoff and landing slots at the busy Hong Kong International Airport were scarce.

Chu told The South China Morning Post newspaper the airline planned to move to 10 seats per row on its Boeing 777 fleet, compared with nine across currently.

“If you look at the Boeing 777s, which everybody uses from the Gulf to the US to European carriers and ourselves, the standard is 3-4-3,” Chu told the newspaper.

“I think we are moving towards that stage, it’s very clear.”

“Slots are very scarce. We want to generate more seats per slot, that’s the key thing. That’s why we are doing it. It’s very important we do it.”

The airline has also ordered new generation aircraft such as the Airbus A350 and Boeing 777X that consume less fuel, fly further and are cheaper to maintain than the older aircraft they are replacing.

 

Australian Aviation

Qantas heading back to Beijing

Qantas says domestic and international yields improving. (Rob Finlayson)

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce announces the airline's return to Beijing at Sydney Airport on October 13. (Qantas)

Qantas is boosting its presence in China with a resumption of Sydney-Beijing nonstop flights from late January 2017.

The daily flight will be operated with Airbus A330-200s and marks a return to the Chinese capital for the first time since Qantas withdrew from the route in 2009.

It also comes ahead of Virgin Australia’s daily flights to Beijing and Hong Kong that are planned to start on June 1 2017 from a yet-to-be-disclosed Australian city in partnership with Chinese conglomerate HNA.

Currently, Qantas flies daily between Sydney and Shanghai with Airbus A330 equipment. The Australian carrier also has an alliance with China Eastern and codesharing arrangements with China Southern for beyond points in China, and has recently added extra flights to Hong Kong.

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said the new service would seek to tap into the growing number of Chinese visitors to Australia, noting the rising global superpower was the second largest source of visitors after New Zealand.

“Australia is now at the top of the wish list for Chinese travellers thinking about where they want to go next,” Joyce said in a statement on Thursday.

“There are 21 million people in Beijing alone and from the start of next year they will be just one Qantas flight away. The potential is tremendous.

“We’re seeing strong loads on our existing Shanghai and Hong Kong services, and on this new Beijing route we’ll have the advantage of China Eastern marketing the Qantas flight as part of their own network.”

The first flight to Beijing was due to take off on January 25 2017.

Flight schedules show QF107 as an afternoon departure from Sydney, landing just before 2300 local time. The reciprocal QF108 is an overnight service from Beijing, touching down in Sydney in the mid-afternoon.

 

Australian Aviation

O PT quebrou Minas Gerais – Governo contrata consultoria sem licitação

7-milhoes

Ação Popular questiona contratação e afirma que os serviços poderiam ser realizados por técnicos da Fundação João Pinheiro e das Secretarias de Planejamento e da Fazenda

Mais uma demonstração de descaso com o dinheiro público pelo governo de Fernando Pimentel, do PT. Enquanto os servidores públicos recebem os salários com atraso e parcelados, além do 13º salário ainda não estar garantido, o governador petista contrata uma consultoria por R$ 7 milhões e, ainda por cima, sem licitação.

O caso gerou revolta entre auditores fiscais do Estado, já que o Instituto de Pesquisas Econômicas Aplicadas (IPEAD), ligado à UFMG, foi contratado na surdina e sem concorrência pública para desenvolver trabalhos nas áreas financeira e tributária. De acordo com reportagens publicadas pelos jornais Folha de S.Paulo e O Estado de S.Paulo nessa quarta-feira (12/10), o Sindifisco, entidade que representa a categoria, entrou com uma Ação Popular questionando o contrato sem a devida licitação e o fato de que o quadro funcional de auditores do estado tem competência privativa para a construção de crédito tributário.

De acordo com a Ação Popular n° 5141803-15.2016.8.13.0024, ajuizada na 2ª Vara da Fazenda Pública e Autarquias Estadual de Belo Horizonte em 26 de setembro último, o IPEAD não possui entre os seus princípios e finalidades a “expertise tributária”, isto é, a competência ou a qualidade de especialista para realizar os serviços contratados.

Dados sigilosos sob risco

“Num momento de crise, como você faz atividade de apoio e auxílio, sendo que você já tem um corpo altamente qualificado?”, questiona o advogado do Sindifisco, Humberto Lucchesi de Carvalho, acrescentando que técnicos da Fundação João Pinheiro e das secretarias estaduais da Fazenda e do Planejamento estão aptos a realizar os serviços que são objeto do contrato com o IPEAD.

Outra grave questão levantada pelo advogado, em entrevista à Folha de S.Paulo, é o fato de que a consultoria contratada poderá ter acesso a dados sigilosos dos contribuintes mineiros.

De acordo com as reportagens, a Ação Popular movida pelo Sindifisco deverá ser julgada nos próximos dias. Caso o pedido da entidade seja atendido, o governo do petista Fernando Pimentel terá que suspender o contrato feito sem licitação feito com o IPEAD.

Clique AQUI para acessar a íntegra da Ação Popular movida pelo Sindifisco contra o Governo do Estado.

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Hyundai A-League 2016/2017 Ins & Outs – Round 2

A Grand Final re-match and Melbourne Derby are among this weekend’s huge clashes – and there are some massive inclusions to boot. Here are all the squads that have been named for Round 2.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Adelaide United v Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Coopers Stadium, Adelaide

Kick-Off: 7:20PM (Local) (7:50PM (AEDT))

Referee: Shaun Evans

Assistant Referee 1: Matthew Cream

Assistant Referee 2: Paul Cetrangolo

Fourth Official: Rick Schneider

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on Fox Sports 505 from 7.00pm (AEDT), SBS TWO from 7.30pm AEDT and Sky Sport 1 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: 891 ABC Adelaide & ABC Local Radio SA, 702 ABC Sydney & ABC Local Radio NSW, 666 ABC Canberra, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Radio Mobile App – A-league Live, Crocmedia A-League Live (www.facebook.com/A-leagueLIVERadio), EON Sports Radio (eonsportsradio.com), FIVEaa (1395AM), Hawkesbury Radio

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #ADLvWSW

To purchase tickets visit www.aleague.com.au

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Adelaide United squad: 1.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk) (c), 3.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 4.Dylan McGOWAN, 7.HENRIQUE, 8.ISAÍAS, 9.Sergi GUARDIOLA, 11.Sergio CIRIO, 12.Mark OCHIENG, 15.Ben WARLAND, 16.Jesse MAKAROUNAS, 18.Riley McGREE, 19.Ben GARUCCIO, 20.John HALL (gk), 21.Tarek ELRICH, 22.Ryan KITTO, 24.Jordan O’DOHERTY, 25.James HOLLAND, 45.Danny CHOI

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 12.Mark OCHIENG (promoted), 45.Danny CHOI (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 2.Michael MARRONE (achilles – 11 weeks), 10.Marcelo CARRUSCA (foot – 6 weeks), 17.Nikola MILEUSNIC (quad – 5 weeks), 23.Jordan ELSEY (knee – season)

Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 1.Jerrad TYSON (gk), 2.Shannon COLE, 3.Jack CLISBY, 5.Brendan HAMILL, 6.Mitch NICHOLS, 7.Steve LUSTICA, 8.Dimas (c), 9.Kerem BULUT, 10.Nicolás MARTÍNEZ, 11.Brendon SANTALAB, 12.Scott NEVILLE, 13.Bruno PIÑATARES, 14.Jumpei KUSUKAMI, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 18.Robbie CORNTHWAITE, 19.Jacob MELLING, 20.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 22.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 2.Shannon COLE (promoted), 3.Jack CLISBY (promoted), 19.Jacob MELLING (promoted)

Outs: 17.Aritz BORDA (suspended – 1 week)

Unavailable: 21.Mario SHABOW (national duty – 3 weeks), 23.Lachlan SCOTT (national duty – 3 weeks), 25.Liam YOULLEY (national duty – 3 weeks), 26.Jackson BANDIERA (national duty – 3 weeks)


Saturday, 15 October 2016

Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners

Allianz Stadium, Sydney

Kick-Off: 5:35PM (Local) (5:35PM (AEDT))

Referee: Stephen Lucas

Assistant Referee 1: James Tesoriero

Assistant Referee 2: Andrej Giev

Fourth Official: Luke Withell

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on Fox Sports 505 from 5.00pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 4 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: 702 ABC Sydney & ABC Local Radio NSW, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Radio Mobile App – A-league Live, Crocmedia A-League Live (www.facebook.com/A-leagueLIVERadio), SEN Radio, EON Sports Radio (eonsportsradio.com), Coast FM 96.3

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #SYDvCCM

To purchase tickets visit www.aleague.com.au

Sydney FC squad: 1.Vedran JANJETOVIC (gk), 3.Riley WOODCOCK, 4.Alex WILKINSON, 5.Matt JURMAN, 6.Joshua BRILLANTE, 7.Michael ZULLO, 8.Milos DIMITRIJEVIC, 9.Bobô, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 11.Bernie IBINI, 13.Brandon O’NEILL, 14.Alex BROSQUE (c), 17.David CARNEY, 18.Matt SIMON, 20.Danny VUKOVIC (gk), 21.Filip HOLOSKO, 22.Sebastian RYALL, 23.Rhyan GRANT

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 3.Riley WOODCOCK (promoted), 11.Bernie IBINI (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 16.George TIMOTHEOU, 19.George BLACKWOOD (international duty)

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 4.Jacob POSCOLIERO, 6.Blake POWELL, 7.Fabio FERREIRA, 8.Nick MONTGOMERY (c), 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 10.Mickael TAVARES, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Trent BUHAGIAR, 13.Kwabena APPIAH, 14.Adam BERRY, 15.Brad McDONALD, 19.Jacques FATY, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 21.Michael NEILL, 22.Jake McGING, 25.Ryan PETERSON

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 7.Fabio FERREIRA (return from injury), 15.Brad McDONALD (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 16.Liam Rose (international duty – 3 weeks), 23.Jake Adelson (ACL – indefinite)


Saturday, 15 October 2016

Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City FC

Etihad Stadium, Melbourne

Kick-Off: 7:50PM (Local) (7:50PM (AEDT))

Referee: Chris Beath

Assistant Referee 1: Anton Shchetinin

Assistant Referee 2: Luke Brennan

Fourth Official: Jonathan Barreiro

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on Fox Sports 505 from 7.30pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 4 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: 774 ABC Melbourne & ABC Local Radio Vic, Grandstand Digital & Online & via the ABC Radio Mobile App – A-league Live, Crocmedia A-League Live (www.facebook.com/A-leagueLIVERadio), 1116 SEN (Melbourne), EON Sports Radio (eonsportsradio.com), 3AW (Melbourne).

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #MelbDerby

To purchase tickets visit www.aleague.com.au

Melbourne Victory squad: 2.Jason GERIA, 3.Scott GALLOWAY, 4.Nick ANSELL, 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Marco ROJAS, 8.Besart BERISHA, 11.Mitch AUSTIN, 13.Oliver BOZANIC, 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH, 15.Alan BARO, 17.James DONACHIE, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Carl VALERI (c), 22.Stefan NIGRO, 23.Jai INGHAM, 25.Sebastian PASQUALI, 27.Alastair BRAY (gk)

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 4.Nick ANSELL (returns from injury), 7.Marco ROJAS (returns from national team duty), 22.Stefan NIGRO (promoted), 25.Sebastian PASQUALI (promoted)

Outs: 10.James TROISI (collarbone – 3-4 weeks), 19.George HOWARD (omitted)

Unavailable: Nil

Melbourne City FC squad: 2.Manny MUSCAT, 3.Josh ROSE, 4.Connor CHAPMAN, 6.Osama MALIK, 8.Neil KILKENNY, 9.Nicolas COLAZO, 10.Anthony CACERES, 11.Bruce KAMAU, 12.Nick FITZGERALD, 17.Tim CAHILL, 18.Paulo RETRE, 20.Dean BOUZANIS (gk), 21.Ruon TONGYIK, 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 23.Bruno FORNAROLI, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Fernando BRANDAN, Yaren SOZER (gk)

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 17.Tim CAHILL (returns from international duty), 21.Ruon TONGYIK (promoted), Yaren SOZER (gk) (promoted)

Outs: 1.Thomas SORENSEN (gk) (suspended – 1 match)

Unavailable: 7.Corey GAMEIRO (ACL – season), 28.Steve KUZMANOVSKI (international duty)


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Newcastle Jets v Brisbane Roar FC

McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

Kick-Off: 5:00PM (Local) (5:00PM (AEDT))

Referee: Peter Green

Assistant Referee 1: Lance Greenshields

Assistant Referee 2: Kearney Robinson

Fourth Official: Kurt Ams

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on Fox Sports 505 from 5.00pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 2 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: 1233 ABC Newcastle, 612 ABC Brisbane, ABC Local Radio Qld, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Radio Mobile App – A-league Live., Crocmedia A-League Live (www.facebook.com/A-leagueLIVERadio), SEN Radio, EON Sports Radio (eonsportsradio.com)

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #NEWvBRI

To purchase tickets visit www.aleague.com.au

Newcastle Jets squad: 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 7.Andrew HOOLE, 8.Mateo POLJAK, 10.Wayne BROWN, 11.Labinot HALITI, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 14.Mitch COOPER, 15.Andrew NABBOUT, 16.Nick COWBURN, 19.Morten NORDSTRAND, 20.Jack DUNCAN (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Devante CLUT, 30.Pierce CLARK (gk)

Ins: 8.Mateo POLJAK (returns from injury), 14.Mitch COOPER (promoted), 19.Morten NORDSTRAND (returns from injury)

Outs: 2.Daniel MULLEN (knee – indefinite), 3.Jason HOFFMAN (calf – 1-2 weeks), 9.Aleksandr KOKKO (achilles – 1-2 weeks)

Unavailable: 1.Ben KENNEDY (gk) (achilles – season), 9.Aleksandr KOKKO (achilles – 1-2 weeks), 21.Daniel ALESSI (knee – season)

Brisbane Roar FC squad: 1.Michael THEO (gk), 3.Luke DEVERE, 4.Daniel BOWLES, 5.Corey BROWN, 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 9.Jamie MACLAREN, 10.Brett HOLMAN, 11.Tommy OAR, 13.Jade NORTH (c), 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 19.Jack HINGERT, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk), 22.Thomas BROICH, 26.Nicholas D’AGOSTINO, 28.Brandon BORRELLO, 33.Joey KATEBIAN, 37.Mark RODIC

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS (promoted), 26.Nicholas D’AGOSTINO (promoted), 37.Mark RODIC (promoted)

Outs: 17.Matt MCKAY (suspended – 1 week)

Unavailable: 23.Dimitri PETRATOS (ankle – 1 week), 24.Connor O’TOOLE (International duty – 3 weeks)


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix

nib Stadium, Perth

Kick-Off: 4:00PM (Local) (7:00PM (AEDT))

Referee: Daniel Elder

Assistant Referee 1: Josh Mannella

Assistant Referee 2: Matthew Southern

Fourth Official: Adam Fielding

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on Fox Sports 505 from 7.00pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 2 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: 720 ABC Perth, ABC Local Radio WA, Grandstand Digital & via the ABC Radio Mobile App – A-league Live, Crocmedia A-League Live (www.facebook.com/A-leagueLIVERadio), SEN Radio, EON Sports

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #PERvWEL

To purchase tickets visit www.aleague.com.au

Perth Glory squad: 2.Alex GRANT, 3.Marc WARREN, 5.Rhys WILLIAMS, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 8.Rostyn GRIFFITHS (c), 9.Andy KEOGH, 10.Nebojsa MARINKOVIC, 13.Nicholas FEELY (gk), 14.Chris HAROLD, 15.Brandon WILSON, 16.Joe MILLS, 17.Diego CASTRO, 18.Mitch OXBORROW, 19.Josh RISDON, 22.Adam TAGGART, 24.Milan SMILJANIC, 28.Joe KOWLES, 33.Liam REDDY (gk)

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 16.Joe MILLS, 18.Mitch OXBORROW

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 4.Shane LOWRY (hip)

Wellington Phoenix squad: 1.Glen MOSS (gk), 2.Jacob TRATT, 4.Roly BONEVACIA, 5.Ryan LOWRY, 7.Gui FINKLER, 8.Alex RODRIGUEZ, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.Michael MCGLINCHEY, 11.Hamish WATSON, 12.Adam PARKHOUSE, 13.Marco ROSSI, 14.Alex RUFER, 17.Vince LIA, 19.Tom DOYLE, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 21 Roy KRISHNA, 22.Andrew DURANTE (c), 23.Matthew RIDENTON

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES (returns from international duty), 10.Michael McGLINCHEY (returns from international duty), 19.Tom DOYLE (returns from injury), 22.Andrew DURANTE (returns from international duty), 23.Matthew RIDENTON (returns from international duty)

Outs: 6.Dylan FOX (omitted), 24.Logan ROGERSON (omitted), 26.Jack-Henry SINCLAIR (omitted)

Unavailable: Nil

Football Federation Australia

Western Sydney Wanderers fan plots FFA Cup revenge against Sydney FC

Thursday, 13 October 2016

John Greco @Grecs7
Philippe Bernabo-Madrid has a team. It’s Western Sydney Wanderers and he wants to inflict revenge on Sydney FC by helping his semi pro NPL outfit Canberra Olympic pull off a shock in next Wednesday night’s Westfield FFA Cup semi-final.

Bernabo-Madrid, who has also worked under Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold during a trial at Central Coast Mariners four years ago, says Olympic is enjoying the “surreal” experience of being on the national stage and a clash with the Sky Blues.

A crowd of around 8000 is expected at Viking Park as the part-timers from the semi pro NPL club in the nation’s capital face the Hyundai A-League powerhouse.

Bernabo-Madrid, who scored the winner in Olympic’s round of 32 win over Surfers Paradise, says the buzz is building in Canberra as they aim to pull off a huge upset and reach the final.

Though after heading up to Sydney to witness his Hyundai A-League team’s thumping at the hands of the Sky Blues in the Sydney Derby last week, the Canberra Olympic striker knows the size of the task at hand.

Olympic have played just one intra-club match since their quarter-final win over Green Gully last month, and will play a friendly against Canberra United’s Academy on Thursday night in their last hit-out before taking on the Sky Blues.

“Everyone you see in the street who’s a football person is wishing us luck and around the club everyone is excited,” Bernabo-Madrid told www.theffacup.com.au on Thursday.

“It’s definitely the biggest game in the club’s history. It’s kind of surreal. We haven’t really come to terms with it yet.

“Everyone’s training hard and excited to be a part of it. We just can’t wait for Wednesday night.”

Bernabo-Madrid is a huge Western Sydney Wanderers fan and attended last Saturday night’s  derby at ANZ Stadium.

It was a painful experience for the 24-year-old, as the Sky Blues cruised to a big 4-0 win.

But it gave him a chance to get a close-up look at the at the size of the challenge facing Olympic on Wednesday.

While aware it will take something special, he knows nothing is impossible and hopes to inflict some retribution on them for the sake of his favourite A-League club.

“I don’t think many times a fan of a club gets a chance to get some revenge. It gives you a bit of an incentive because [the derby] was pretty painful,” Bernabo-Madrid said.

“We know where we stand. We know [Sydney FC] are professionals and we’re not but the longer we can go without conceding and if our concentration levels are high, you never know,” he added.

“We’ve seen it a couple of times this season with Green Gully and Redlands beating the A-League teams so you just never know.

“Just to get a goal against them would be probably the highlight of my career.”

The clash also represents a reunion of sorts for Bernabo-Madrid and Sky Blues boss Arnold.

The classy striker trained under the veteran coach during a trial at the Mariners in late 2012, when Arnold was in charge of the Central Coast.

“I don’t know if he’d remember me. He’s come across that many players in his time,” Bernabo-Madrid said.

“I had the chance to train under him for a few weeks which was awesome. It was a really good experience. I trialled with the first team first and then went with the youth team after that. I was with them for about a month.

“Unfortunately it just didn’t work out and I came back to Canberra. But all up it was a good couple of months.”

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