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Suspected thief shoots at City Constable

first_img– who foils robbery at Bourda MarketA man, who attempted to scale a gate at Bourda Market, was in the wee hours of Thursday caught, but not before discharging a firearm on the city Constable who was at the time conducting a routine patrol.Chief Constable Andrew FooChief Constable Andrew Foo explained that the incident occurred at about 03:00h in the vicinity of Orange Walk, Bourda. The suspect was spotted climbing over the structure and an alarm was raised.“I would have received information that around 03:00h this morning (Thursday) from a member of the city Police who was at the Bourda Market doing routine patrols. He would have noticed an individual on Orange Walk. That individual was seen attempting to climb the second gate of the Bourda Market,” Foo stated.However, the Constable called on the suspect to desist from climbing over the gate but in retaliation, he opened fire at the city Constable, who reciprocated with similar actions.This caused the suspect to flee the scene and after a high-speed chase, he was apprehended at Hadfield Street and placed in the lock-ups.“The ranks would have put up a challenge but he opened fire at him. The Constable returned fire causing the individual to flee. The rank went in pursuit of chase, which ended up on Hadfield Street. Additional ranks were summoned and the suspect was seen and attested in the vicinity of Smith Congregational Church”.A search was conducted at the said location, where a pistol and 15 live rounds of ammunition were discovered.Foo stated that the Guyana Police Force (GPF) was also briefed on the gun-related matter as investigations continue. Throughout the ordeal, no injuries were incurred and stalls at the marketplace remained intact.last_img read more

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NPSS Girls Volleyball team competing at AAAA Provincials

first_imgWEST VANCOUVER, B.C. – North Peace Secondary’s senior girls volleyball team is in North Vancouver today, practicing ahead of their first appearance at the ‘AAAA’ Girls Volleyball Provincial Championships tomorrow.The girls are in a tough bracket, facing off against host Hansworth, as well as Seaquam and Belmont Secondary’s teams on Thursday. Team coach Dr. Elena Warkentin says that the team is going into the tournament ranked 16th out of the sixteen teams, but that doesn’t phase them. “We know we’re underdogs. We’ve never seen any of these teams before. The key is going to be playing smart, tough defence, and getting serves in,” said Warentin. “That’ll allow us to run our offence and keep putting the ball back in their court.”The provincials run from Thursday until Saturday at both Hansworth and West Vancouver high schools. The North Peace girls take to the court fir their first match Thursday morning at 11:00 PST. The game can be streamed live here: http://sportscanada.tv/bcss/2016-girls-aaaa-vb- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Ex-AVC athlete honored

first_imgLANCASTER – Former Antelope Valley College track and field standout Krystal Quinn was named to the prestigious Pepsi Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and will receive an award based on academic and athletic performance and citizenship. Quinn, a Palmdale High alumna who now attends California State University, Northridge, competed in three state championships, winning the 2006 title in the 400-meter run, and placing fifth in the 2005 pole vault. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! She was a member of the 400 and 100 Foothill Conference champion relay teams in 2006, when she was named the conference’s women’s track athlete of the year. Quinn graduated magna cum laude from AVC with an associate’s degree in letters, arts and sciences with a 3.62 grade-point average. She’s AVC’s state-leading 26th scholar-athlete award recipient. At least one AVC athlete has received such honors each of the past six years, and all but two years since the program’s 1984 inception. center_img “When our department defines success, one important element of that success depends on the personal success of the athlete,” AVC athletic director Newton Chelette said in a statement. “We are really proud that our athletes are so successful in the classroom as well as on the field and court.” last_img read more

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ST MARY’S CONVOY UNVEIL IMPRESSIVE ‘STRICTLY COME DANCING’ LINE-UP

first_imgST MARY’S CONVOY STRICTLY COME DANCING LINE-UPWITH a line-up like this, sure you’d be mad to miss it!St Mary’s GAA club in Convoy is running a Strictly Come Dancing gig in two weeks’ time.And in a special announcement – live GAA HQ in Convoy – they’ve come up with the following: Back Row – Left to right – Ryan Kettle, Julia Blake, Anthony Browne, Ciara Foy,Brian McElwaine, Shannon McLaughlin, Kristopher Moore, April Moore and Keelan Gillen.In midfield – left to right – it’s Packie Mailey, Sabrina Barnett, PaulMc Mullan, Kay Bonner, Grainne Reid and John Doherty.Up front it’s, Sinead Kelly and Louise Doherty (missing from pic is Terence Quinn who was still doing his hair in the changing room) and John Anthony McMullanThe greatest dance sensation to hit the county since (well last year) is on October 28th at the Silver Tassie. Doors open at 7pm – the dancing starts at 8pm. Tickets are €15 for Adults and €10 for u 14. ST MARY’S CONVOY UNVEIL IMPRESSIVE ‘STRICTLY COME DANCING’ LINE-UP was last modified: October 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ST MARY’S CONVOY UNVEIL IMPRESSIVE ‘STRICTLY COME DANCING’ LINE-UPlast_img read more

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TOP OF THE WORLD! DONEGAL BAND CROWNED INTERNATIONAL CHAMPS!

first_imgDONEGAL has another set of world champions!Congratulations are in order for Maghery Fife & Drum Band who have just been crowned International Champions for the third year in a row.This is the band’s first Title Hat Trick as Best International Youth Band at Limerick’s International Band Championship that took place today. Maghery band’s victory against bands from USA, Europe and Ireland is much appreciated and held with honour and esteem as competitors were of such an exceptional standard.This competition is Maghery Band’s first competition since their All Ireland win and has started the band’s competing year off on a tremendous high, possibly a forecast of what is yet to come in 2016.Maghery band are next competing a week today on Easter Sunday in Dungloe and will be taking part in the spectacle Rosses Fifers Unite.*Rosses Fifers Unite will be parading at 3pm on Sunday 27th March (Easter Sunday) on Main St, Dungloe and followed by the Marching Band competition.  TOP OF THE WORLD! DONEGAL BAND CROWNED INTERNATIONAL CHAMPS! was last modified: March 20th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Burnley v QPR: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgRangers and Burnley fought out a tough stalemate in December.Kick-off: 4.45pm, Monday 2 May 2016Referee: Jonathan Moss (Horsforth, West Yorkshire)Match in a nutshell: With a top-half place to fight for, QPR will hope to derail Premier League hopefuls Burnley, who are unbeaten in 21 games and will be promoted if they win and Brighton fail to beat Derby.Injuries and suspensionsBURNLEYRuled out: Lucas Jutkiewicz (knee).Fitness tests: Dean Marney (hamstring).QPRRuled out: Jamie Mackie (hamstring). Possible line-upsBurnley: Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Boyd, Marney, Barton, Arfield; Vokes, Gray. Subs from: Robinson, Gilks, Darikwa, Lafferty, Tarkowski, Duff, Taylor, Jones, Ulvestad, Kightly, Dyer, Barnes, Hennings, Long.QPR: Smithies; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Kpekawa; Luongo, Faurlin; Phillips, Chery, Hoilett; Polter. Subs from: Ingram, Lumley, Robinson, Hill, Angella, Tozser, Diakite, Gladwin, Henry, Petrasso, El Khayati, Washington. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesBurnley total: W D W W D (11 points)Home: D W D D W (9 points)QPR total: D L D W D (6 points)Away: L D D D L (3 points)Top scorers – all competitionsBurnley: Gray 22; Vokes 14; Arfield 8; Keane 5; Boyd 4, Taylor 4; Barton 3; Hennings 2, Mee 2, Ward 2; Darikwa 1, Jones 1, Lowton 1.QPR: Austin 10, Chery 10; Phillips 8; Polter 7; Hoilett 6; Emmanuel-Thomas 5; Onuoha 3; Angella 1, El Khayati 1, Fer 1, Hall 1, Hill 1, Mackie 1, Tozser 1.Last five meetings12 December 2015: QPR 0 Burnley 010 January 2015: Burnley 2 QPR 16 December 2014: QPR 2 Burnley 01 February 2014: QPR 3 Burnley 326 October 2013: Burnley 2 QPR 0Burnley 2 wins, QPR 1 win, 2 drawsSee also:’Matt Ingram will be a Premier League goalkeeper, 100%’Video: Hall’s first QPR goal and Ingram’s fine saves against ReadingQPR fans on Twitter criticise PhillipsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Act Quickly in Financial SOS

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — Farmers facing financial distress are better off not kicking the can down the road, experts on farm finances said during a webinar Tuesday.Donald L. Swanson, an attorney with Omaha-based law firm Koley Jessen PC LLO, who has helped farm families since the 1980s farm crisis, said strategies to improve a farm’s finances will work only if farmers support them.“When a bank is applying pressure, time has come for a solution,” he said. “It must be earnest and successful. Time is growing short. It might involve bankruptcy, reorganization, liquidation. It must be something the farmer wants to do and is committed to doing. It’s never good if it is forced. Attorneys can suggest strategies. It is all attorneys can do.”Swanson said farmers should attack the problem as early as possible before getting forced into an emergency strategy.“It is a terrible way to handle something this significant and important,” he said.Swanson talked about General Motors’ reorganization strategy that the company took months to develop prior to filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Upon filing for bankruptcy, he said, GM had a plan and began implementing it immediately.“This is what farmers in financial distress need to do, but they rarely do it,” Swanson said.Farmers should start talking to experienced lawyers right away. When farmers get into a tough situation, he said, it is time for full disclosure with the bank. He said candid and accurate discussions with the bank are essential.“If the bank doesn’t have the full story, it often leads to the worst outcome,” Swanson said.“It’s time to come clean and communicate,” he said. “It’s time to ask the bank for its views on what should happen next. It goes a long way in getting to a solution. I’m talking about farmers walking into a bank and saying, ‘Things aren’t going so well.’ I know that’s not what farmers want to hear, but it’s the only way to find a solution — particularly when a farmer is not eligible for Chapter 12.”The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill last week that would give farmers the ability to file for Chapter 12 bankruptcy if they have an asset limit of $10 million or less, which is a significant increase from the current limit of $4,153,150.Swanson said financial data and realistic projections are essential throughout a bankruptcy proceeding. It is necessary to have accounting expertise on board.“You can’t expect a strategy to work when it’s based on an assumption that corn prices will reach $8 soon,” Swanson said.A better approach, he said, is to figure out expenses for the current year, then calculate the minimum price of corn needed to make it work.“Optimism is OK in financial projections,” Swanson said, “but ridiculousness is not.”KEEPING LAND OFF LIMITS REDUCES OPTIONSBased on his experiences, Swanson said, the biggest obstacle to reorganizing farm debt is farmers see land as untouchable when it comes to potentially selling assets.“Farmers will not sell land to deal with a financial problem,” he said. “I’ve seen farmers reject strategies with chances of success because it involves land sale.”Solutions are easier to come by if farmers remain open to selling some land, Swanson said.When it comes to filing Chapter 12, Swanson said, farmers are required to pay the value of assets being retained.A key question for any reorganization plan, he said, is whether future cash flow is sufficient to fund operations and debt service.“If not, there’s nothing an attorney can do to implement the strategy,” Swanson said.If farmers receive notices in the mail for possible mediation proceedings, Swanson said, they should act. Mediation involves a third party bringing two sides together to negotiate a resolution — in this case on farm debt.“Mediation is a good thing,” he said. “If you get a notice, take that opportunity. Do not allow that opportunity to pass by. Mediation laws have high rates of success. Letting it pass is a mistake.”TAX TRAPSKristine Tidgen, director of the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University, said farmers need to seek out attorneys with experience in farm bankruptcy, before taking any action in response to financial difficulties.There are several tax consequences that arise when farmers look to sell assets to pay off debt.“Sometimes there’s a misunderstanding or lack of understanding of the tax consequences with assets being sold,” Tidgen said. “Chapter 12 provides a unique way to deal with tax problems.”Some producers think they can get out of a tax situation by selling assets. “But that can cause problems,” Tidgen said.Sometimes, a farmer may want to sell assets to generate money to pay off debt. The tax code, however, requires that depreciation or Section 179 deductions to be “recaptured” or repaid if the asset is sold for a price that exceeds the asset’s adjusted cost basis, Tidgen said.If an asset is sold for an amount that exceeds the amount originally paid for the asset, she said, capital gains tax will be owed.In addition, depreciation is intended to allow farmers to write off the cost of a business asset for its useful life. Because of bonus depreciation and Section 179 expensing, Tidgen said, these costs are often written off long before the life of the asset ends.If a farmer sells an asset while it still has value, federal tax code steps in to recapture ordinary income tax on the difference between the current basis of the asset and the sales price, she said.“All we’ve done is accelerate our depreciation,” Tidgen said. “You may have purchased an asset that has appreciated and you will owe capital gains tax.”For example, if a farmer sells a piece of equipment for $400,000 that they bought for $300,000, Tidgen said the tax code recaptures the difference as ordinary taxable income.“Just because a tax provision is available doesn’t mean it needs to be used,” she said.Even if a banker decides to discharge a farmer’s debt, Tidgen said, revenue from cancelation of debt is considered to be income, which can be a problem for farmers trying to downsize while in distress.In Chapter 12 bankruptcy, however, farmers can sell some assets and the Internal Revenue Service can become an unsecured creditor — saving a farm on taxes owed for the sale of the assets, she said.“Seek experienced counsel before, not after, selling assets,” Tidgen said.“Timing is key to minimizing tax liability in the face of financial distress. Selling before, during, or after a bankruptcy or outside of a bankruptcy will have different results. Rules are complicated. Consult sooner rather than later.”The webinar was sponsored by the I-29 Moo University consortium of Extension dairy specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.Todd Neeley can be reached at todd.neeley@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @toddneeleyDTN(AG/CZ)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Changes to the GI Bill: A Quick Review

first_imgBy Carol ChurchThe GI Bill has been an incredibly important piece of legislation for service members, providing highly valuable education and mortgage assistance to millions of veterans since World War II. After rumblings of change for some time, a new bill has recently been passed that alters some provisions of the bill. Known as the “Forever” GI Bill because it extends education benefits for a lifetime (instead of ending them at 15 years after discharge for recent veterans), it is generally good news for service members. Below, you’ll find a summary of some of its more important provisions.End of the 15-year phase-out for post-9/11 GI Bill benefitsIn the past, veterans had to use their education benefits within 15 years of their last active duty period. This rule no longer exists for anyone who leaves the military after January 1, 2013. Thus, these education benefits can be used nearly “forever.” The end of the 15-year rule also applies to spouses receiving benefits through the Fry Scholarship program.More benefits for Purple Heart recipientsThose who received a Purple Heart on or after 9/11 are now entitled to receive money at the 100% benefit level, even if they did not serve for 36 months.Coverage for career / technical school and new technology coursesGI Bill benefits can now be used to pay for schooling at career and technical schools.More time to complete certain degreesSome desirable and lucrative degrees in science and technology may take additional time to complete. Under the new law, there is money for students to take an additional year of classes in certain subjects, on a first-come, first-served basis.Extension of Yellow Ribbon benefitsThe Yellow Ribbon program helps lower the costs of education by reducing the amount of money students have to pay towards expenses not covered under the GI Bill. Previously, the program was available only to those eligible for 100% GI bill coverage, but it will now be available to surviving spouses and children as well as members on active duty.Help for students who got scammedIt is extremely frustrating for students to use their education credits on a school or university that then folds, taking a student’s credits with it. Under the new law, students in this situation can have their educational benefits restored without penalty.Easier to transfer benefitsOne of the great aspects of these education benefits is that the veteran can transfer them to his or her dependents. In the past, however, it was not possible to change who got the benefits if the person they were transferred to died. Now this can be done. In addition, dependents whom have had benefits transferred to them by the veteran now can transfer the benefits to another eligible dependent if the veteran has died.Changes to survivor/dependent benefitsUnder the new bill, veterans’ survivors and dependents who are receiving money for education can get more money, but it will be available over a short overall time period (36 months, instead of 45).Different eligibility rulesThought it is too complicated to get into there, the percentage of benefits received by servicemembers with different amounts of active duty has changed, generally to make it easier to get more benefits. This change will help Reserve members.Housing stipend changesWhere is the money for all these changes coming from? There will be a slight decrease in housing stipends for students—1%. This will only apply to those enrolling in benefits after Jan 1, 2018, not to those currently receiving stipends.How to Collect BenefitsTo find out more about GI benefits and individual eligibility, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website or your local Veterans Affairs office.Join us Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. ET for a 90-minute webinar, “Paying for College: The Forever GI Bill and Repayment Plans.” RSVP today!References:Gross, N. (2017). Trump signed the ‘Forever GI Bill.’ Here are 11 things you should know.Mahadevan, A. (2017). Here’s How the Newly Revamped GI Bill Impacts Veteran Education Benefits.Military.com. (2017). The New Forever GI Bill – What It Means For You.U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (2017a). Forever GI Bill – Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act.U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (2017b). Forever GI Bill – Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act: Summaries.last_img read more

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Theatre group of Indian professionals makes waves in Britain

first_imgIndian doctors, accountants, IT experts and others bring more than their professional skills to the United Kingdom. Many form groups that make waves in the arts, music, sports and Eastern Thespians, a theatre group combining east-west idioms, is one of the latest.After staging five plays on contemporary political and other themes at major platforms such as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Chelsea Theatre and Rich Mix Eastend, the group founded in 2012 has received much critical acclaim.Founders of the London-based group told Hindustan Times on Sunday that the effort is to present an image about India beyond that of Bollywood and the still largely entrenched orientalist view of Rajas, snake charmers and rope ladders.Read it at Hindustan Times Related Itemslast_img read more

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What would a Euro Super League look like?

first_imgUEFA Champions League European Super League: What would a breakaway elite competition look like? Oli Platt 07:10 11/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Getty Images UEFA Champions League Real Madrid Borussia Dortmund Bayern München PSG Manchester United Chelsea Roma Atlético Madrid Barcelona Juventus Monaco Sevilla Liverpool Tottenham Hotspur Napoli Manchester City Arsenal Internazionale Milan A new top flight for the continent’s biggest teams has been the subject of regular rumours but what format it might adopt remains up for debate The current system of national football leagues has been in place for decades, and has set the foundation of today’s huge global game.But as football continues to grow wealthier and wealthier, becoming a multi-billion dollar industry at the top level, there are some who would like to see that system fundamentally changed.There has been regular rumours in recent years around the idea of a European Super League, which could bring the top clubs on the continent together. 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 It would mean the end of competitive football as we know it, and Goal has all the information you need to know about what it might entail. WHAT IS THE EUROPEAN SUPER LEAGUE? Lionel Messi BarcelonaThe European Super League is the common name given to a potential future breakaway league formed by Europe’s top clubs.The idea has been floated on a regular basis over the past few years as the gulf between the clubs regularly contending in the latter stages of the Champions League and those they compete with week in, week out in domestic leagues has grown.According to a report in Marca earlier this year, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain in particular are pushing for a new structure centred around a European top flight.Those clubs have been dominant in their respective leagues in recent years, winning 18 of 20 titles between them over the past five seasons.In addition to the lure of greater competition, the Super League’s proponents see far more significant financial rewards on offer if the best clubs in the world were to play on a more regular basis.By at least partially withdrawing from national competition and creating a league containing all of the world’s best players in line with the NFL or the NBA, the clubs involved could benefit from huge television rights deals.The NFL, for example, currently makes $4.95 billion a year out of its US rights deals alone, which dwarfs the $1.57bn a year the Champions League broadcast agreements bring in globally.That is despite the fact that football has far greater appeal all over the world, with far more viewers watching the Champions League final than the Super Bowl each year.WHICH TEAMS WOULD BE IN A EUROPEAN SUPER LEAGUE? Marco Verratti Neymar PSG Anderlecht Champions League 31102017No one can say for sure which clubs would be involved due to the lack of any formal discussions to this point.But the Super League would not be particularly super without Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, Juventus, Bayern Munich and the ‘big six’ from the Premier League – Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal.On top of that, you can probably add Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Napoli, Roma, Inter, Milan, Monaco and Borussia Dortmund.That’s 19 clubs, so around the figure you’d be looking for in a standard league. How far the Super League went beyond that – and whether or not it dipped into smaller leagues for teams – would depend on the structure decided upon.ARE THE CLUBS IN FAVOUR OF A SUPER LEAGUE?Paulo Dybala JuventusAs mentioned, the clubs that have reportedly been pushing for a Super League are Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus and PSG.It should be stated that none of those clubs have come out and confirmed their interest publicly as of yet, and certain club executives have expressed opposition to it.But the most notable feature of that group is the absence of any clubs from the Premier League.The reason for that is that England’s top flight is already doing very, very well when it comes to television money. The Premier League will make $3.7bn per year in its current rights deal, which is still less than the NFL but a lot closer than the Champions League.A more direct comparison, though, is with other European leagues and that is where the Premier League’s riches stand out to an even greater extent.In La Liga, the system is more tilted in favour of the big clubs because the value of each team’s games is taken into account when the total pot is split up.But despite that advantage Real Madrid and Barcelona will only receive around $170 million each this season, according to AS, which would put them in seventh place at best in the Premier League’s earnings table.The figures are even lower elsewhere: Kicker projected Bayern Munich’s TV earnings at $114m in 2017-18 while Juventus are at around $135m a year, per Calcio Finanza.Even when their Champions League earnings are added in, it’s easy to see why the riches that could be on offer in a European Super League are tempting.WILL A SUPER LEAGUE EVER BECOME A REALITY? Robert Lewandowski Bayern MunichThe introduction of a European Super League would be a huge, fundamental change to the way top-level football is organised and would be enormously controversial if it was ever even publicly proposed.National leagues and associations would fight it, many fans would be in opposition and a long, drawn-out process would inevitably follow.Then there is the issue of whether UEFA would be involved or if the clubs would simply band together and go it alone, causing all kinds of issues in terms of the interrelationship between the Super League and other competitions.It’s hard to see it happening any time soon, then, but there are certain factors that could accelerate the process.One example lies in Catalonia apparent break for independence, which creates questions around Barcelona’s future in La Liga if they no longer play in a Spanish city.last_img read more

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