Mesut Özil paid a visit to Arsenal Soccer Schools Dubai

Mesut Özil kicking in front of the “Arsenal A380“ of Emirates/Foto: Emirates

Kids at Arsenal Soccer Schools Dubai (ASSD) were able to shoot for the stars when Arsenal superstar Mesut Özil dropped in for a special lesson on how to “Play the Arsenal Way”.

Acclaimed for his playmaking finesse as an attacking midfielder, Özil imparted his winning tips to the young trainees at 7he Sevens ground, home of ASSD. The Arsenal star spent time on the pitch with up and coming footballers before joining them for special group photos.  Özil  arrived on the Emirates’ Arsenal A380, which was recently adorned with a decal of the club’s crest as well as six players in action fronted by Mesut Özil, and flanked by Alexis Sanchez, Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud.

Clearly visible on both sides of the aircraft, the entire decal measures more than 360 square metres. With the A380 visiting 40 destinations, fans from all over the world will both be able to fly and see the Emirates’ Arsenal A380.

Shortly after arriving, Özil greeted his fans on social media and displayed some fancy football moves in front of the aircraft.

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Lufthansa – Commitment to 25 Years of Crane Protection in Germany

Lufthansa and the “Crane Protection Germany” work group.

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Approaching Grünzer See/Image: Günther Nowald E

A stylized flying crane is the trademark of Lufthansa Group. It is regarded as an emissary of the skies, a lucky charm and a symbol of long life. Since as far back as the 1980’s, the company has made a sustained effort for crane protection. Ten of the 15 species in the world are threatened as the destruction of their breeding, resting and gathering areas continues.

Therefore after re-unification, the East and West German crane protectors, together with Lufthansa, founded the “Crane Protection Germany” work group. 25 years ago in February 1991, this was followed by the charitable foundation Crane Protection Germany LLC with NABU and the WWF as shareholders.

“We look back on a quarter century of extremely successful cooperation, which has made it possible to guarantee the protection of the Eurasian crane.  Continue reading “Lufthansa – Commitment to 25 Years of Crane Protection in Germany” »