Cotton Workshop

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaIn the farm fields of Georgia, cotton is king. Its $501 millionfarm-gate value more than doubles that of peanuts ($232 million).So why do farmers still wait to pick cotton after they harvestpeanuts?That’s one of the questions the 11th annual Cotton ProductionWorkshop will explore Dec. 11-12 in Statesboro, Ga.An afternoon session will address managing cotton for earliness.A panel discussion will explore the question, “Can we grow andpick cotton before peanut harvest?”It’s just one of 10 general sessions in a program that will alsooffer a half-dozen choices of nine one-hour workshops.Information galoreThe concurrent workshops will cover cotton physiology, markets,varieties, weeds, insects, diseases, nematodes, fertilizers andsoils. An outside demonstration will help growers calibrateequipment and understand procedures for applying nematicides.General sessions will review the 2003 crop and discuss thepolitics and economics of cotton. Other topics include irrigationresearch, fiber quality, shifts in weed problems and the growingnemesis of nematodes.The program will be at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing EducationBuilding on the Georgia Southern University campus in Statesboro.It will start at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 11 and end at noon the next day.The cost is $20 if you sign up by Nov. 25 or $30 after that.To learn more about the program or to sign up, contact the countyUniversity of Georgia Extension Service office. Or call Tina Woodat (229) 386-3416.last_img read more

Healthy relationships

first_imgBy Ted FutrisUniversity of GeorgiaResearch shows that individuals in healthy marriages are physically healthier and live longer. They get sick less, are hospitalized less and experience shorter hospital stays. They have lower rates of heart failure, cancer and other diseases, too.Taking care of yourself can have positive effects on your relationship. How couples relate with one another is influenced by many things, including personal histories, experiences and personality traits. There are things you can do to maintain personal and marital health. Keep a positive outlook. It may be easier said than done. In general, happier people feel better and maintain more positive relationships. When you have a negative experience, remain optimistic and reframe that experience in a more positive light. Individuals have control over their emotions, when they have them and how they experience and express those emotions. Regulating negative emotions using various self-soothing strategies, like taking a break or using humor when appropriate, is critical for long-term relationship success. Physical wellness equals emotional wellness. Taking care of your body will make you feel better and influence how you relate with your partner. Eating well and together as a family and getting enough rest helps couples interact in more positive ways. Think back to the last time you were hungry or full or the last time you were extremely tired. How patient were you with your partner or with others? How well did you interact? Feeling nourished and rested helps you focus on conversations and express your views in more positive ways. Avoid bringing up important topics to discuss right before bed, get your rest first and talk about it the next day. Work out together. Physical activity promotes health and lowers the risk for many types of diseases. It also benefits mental health and relationships. If you don’t do it already, consider finding ways to add physical activity to your life. Take walks with your spouse or play tennis. The support you provide each other to exercise increases the chances that you will continue to exercise. Also, sharing this experience gives you time to connect with each other. The companionship you develop through joint activities will positively influence your satisfaction in your relationship.The bottom line: Take care of yourself and your spouse and you will not only have a healthy marriage, but you will live a healthier life. Ted Futris is a family life specialist with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.last_img read more

Vermont revenues show gain, still sluggish

first_imgVermont’s tax revenues exceeded targets for the General Fund and Transportation Fund, but the Education Fund fell below its target for the month as revenues, in general, continue to show a slow recovery from the severe, three-year-old economic downturn.General FundSecretary of Administration Neale F. Lunderville released the August 2010 General Fund Revenues today. August is the second month of fiscal year (FY) 2011. General Fund revenues totaled $81.70 million for August 2010, and were +$7.30 million or +9.81% above the $74.41 million consensus revenue forecast for the month. Year-to-date General Fund performance of $163.92 million was +$3.69 million, or +2.30% ahead of year to date target of $160.24 million.“We are pleased to have exceeded the August monthly and year-to-date General Fund targets,” said Secretary Lunderville. “However, it is worth noting that without unexpected Bank Franchise tax settlement activity in August, we would still be behind target on a year-to-date basis by approximately $1.25 million. The Bank Franchise tax revenues for August were $5.0 million, or $4.9 million above the monthly target.”The monthly targets reflect the revised Fiscal Year 2011 Consensus Revenue Forecast approved by the Emergency Board at their July 14, 2010 meeting. Statutorily, the State is required to revise the Consensus Revenue Forecast two times per year, in January and July; the Emergency Board may schedule interim revisions if deemed necessary. The next Emergency Board meeting will be scheduled for January 2011.Personal Income Tax (PI) receipts are the largest single state revenue source, and are reported Net-of-Personal Income Tax refunds. Personal Income Tax receipts for August were recorded at $34.64 million, or +$2.24 million or +6.93% above the monthly target of $32.39 million.Corporate Income Taxes for August, which are also reported net-of refunds, were recorded at $1.56 million against a target of $.81 million, or +$0.75 million (+92.72%) above target.The consumption taxes struggled slightly for the month slipping below target for August; Sales & Use Tax receipts of $16.16 million were below target by -$0.28 million (-1.69%), while Rooms & Meals Tax receipts of $11.42 million fell slightly below target by -$0.01 million (-0.12%).The year to date results for the four major General Fund categories are as follows: Personal Income Tax, $77.91 million (+0.33%); Sales & Use Tax, $36.04 million (-0.25%); Corporate, $0.75 million (-69.05%); and Meals & Rooms Tax, $21.49 million (+0.43%).The remaining tax components include Insurance, Inheritance & Estate Tax, Real Property Transfer Tax, and “Other” (which includes: Bank Franchise Tax, Telephone Tax, Liquor Tax, Beverage Tax, Fees, and Other Taxes). The results for the month of August were as follows: Insurance Tax, $7.51 million (14.38%); Estate Tax, $1.22 million (10.99%); Property Transfer Tax, $0.62 million (-17.47%); and “Other”, $8.58 million (+74.46%). The majority of the favorable results in the “Other” category were due to extraordinary settlement activity for the month in Bank Franchise Taxes. Year to date results for these categories were: Insurance Tax, $7.79 million (12.75%); Estate Tax, $2.12 million (-13.31%); Property Transfer Tax, $1.37 million (-14.12%); and “Other”, $16.45 million (+40.88%).Transportation FundSecretary Lunderville also reported on the results for the non-dedicated Transportation Fund Revenue for August. Total non-dedicated Transportation Fund receipts of $19.61 million for the month exceeded target by +$0.16 million (+0.85%), against the monthly target of $19.44 million. The year to date non-dedicated Transportation revenue was $35.18 million versus the target of $35.14 million (+$0.04 million, +0.11%).Individual Transportation Fund revenue receipts components for August were: Gasoline Tax, $5.71 million or +1.01% above target; Diesel Tax, $1.44 million or +10.87% above target; Motor Vehicle Purchase & Use Tax, $4.19 million or -11.75% short of target; Motor Vehicle Fees, $6.53 million or +5.37% above target; and Other Fees, $1.75 million or +12.33% ahead of the monthly target. The August year to date Transportation Fund revenue results were: Gasoline Tax, $10.85 million or -0.01% short of target, Diesel Tax, $2.14 million or +2.66% ahead of target; Motor Vehicle Purchase & Use Tax, $7.40 million or -8.23% below target; Motor Vehicle Fees, $12.04 million or +6.85% above target; and Other Fees, $2.75 million or -4.32% short of target.Secretary Lunderville also reported on the results for the Transportation Infrastructure Bond Fund (“TIB”). TIB Fund Gas receipts for August were $1.46 million or -0.06% short of target; year to date receipts of $2.79 million were -4.31% below target. TIB Fund Diesel receipts were $0.24 million or +53.39% above target for the month; year to date TIB Diesel receipts were $0.33 million or +29.14% ahead of target. TIB Fund receipts are noted below the following table:Education FundThe preliminary “non-Property Tax” Education Fund revenues (which constitute approximately 11.9% of the total Education Fund sources) were released today by Secretary Lunderville. The non-Property Tax Education Fund receipts for August totaled $11.80 million, or -$0.41 million (-3.33%) below the $12.20 million target for the month. The less that favorable results in General Fund Sales & Use Tax receipts and Transportation Fund Motor Vehicle Purchase & Use were mirrored in the Education Fund receipts for those components. Year to date Education Fund revenues were $24.34 million or -1.48% behind the year to date target of $24.71 million.The preliminary individual Education Fund revenue component results for August were: Sales & Use Tax, $8.08 million, or -0.14% below target; Motor Vehicle Purchase & Use Tax, $2.10 million or -11.75%; Lottery Transfer, $1.61 million or +0.23%; and Education Fund Interest, essentially $0.00 million against a target of less than $0.01 million. Year-to-date results were: Sales & Use Tax, $18.02 or -0.26%; Motor Vehicle Purchase & Use Tax, $3.70 million or -8.23%; Lottery Transfer, $2.61 million or +0.14%; and Education Fund Interest, $0.01 million (percent not meaningful).Conclusion“The momentum of the economic recovery has slowed. The labor and housing markets continue to be weak; consumer confidence, while constrained, has improved slightly. Compared to prior fiscal years, August year to date results for fiscal year 2011 have exceeded fiscal year 2010, but remain 1.6% below fiscal year 2009 and 4.7% below fiscal year 2008 for the same two-month period. The current forecast does not project a return to fiscal year 2008 revenue levels until fiscal year 2013.”Source: Lunderville. 9.17.2010last_img read more

Abandoned Cars Hotline Active Following Blizzard

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A car barely visible under a pile of snow in Commack. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.The Suffolk County Police Department has set up a hotline to assist those trying to find their vehicles following Friday’s blizzard that left up to 30 inches of snow across Long Island.“The department is aware that people are anxious to locate their vehicles and we will do our best to assist them,” the Suffolk County Police Department said in a statement. “However, not all of these vehicles were moved at the direction of the police department.”Cars that were blocking roadways were removed during snow removal operations over the weekend.Motorists, who had to abandon their vehicles due to the snowstorm and have been unable to obtain information on the location of their vehicles, can call 631-775-2001.Suffolk County Police are also asking any tow vendors who towed abandoned vehicles to call the above number with information on vehicles that were towed and where the vehicles were taken.last_img read more

Arsenal ready to interview 10 men for the manager job as surprise candidates emerge

first_imgArsenal ready to interview 10 men for the manager job as surprise candidates emerge Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 10 Dec 2019 5:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link129Shares Advertisement Patrick Vieira is one of the leading candidates for the Arsenal job (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are ready to interview as many as 10 candidates for the manager’s job at the Emirates as some surprising options have emerged for the role.A number of recognisable names are in the frame to take the permanent job, with Patrick Vieira, Mikel Arteta, Massimiliano Allegri, Carlo Ancelotti and Mauricio Pochettino all being considered.Not all of those candidates would be available immediately, but the Gunners could be willing to wait till the end of the season to get their ideal target.Also coming into the frame in recent days are Bordeaux manager Paulo Sousa, former Valencia boss Marcelino and sacked Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac, reports the Mirror.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSousa has had a mixed bag of a managerial career over the last 10 years, having been in charge of QPR, Swansea, Leicester City, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Videoton, Basel, Fiorentina and Tianjin Quanjian before moving to Bordeaux in March.The French side sit fifth in Ligue 1, but for some reason he has reportedly become a possibility for the Gunners and they have made contact with his representatives. Comment Advertisement Mikel Arteta is a contender to take the top job at the Emirates (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)Marcelino was sacked by Valencia in September but has also been spoken to about the job in north London.The Spaniard is not thought likely to get the role, and himself admits that he is not optimistic about getting the job, but has still been contacted.Also considered possibilities to take the reins at the Emirates are Rafael Benitez, Eddie Howe and Nuno Espirito Santo, while interim boss Freddie Ljungberg has not been entirely ruled out.The Swede picked up his first win in charge of the Gunners on Monday night with a 3-1 victory over West Ham in the Premier League to keep his chances of the permanent job alive.It is Arteta that is the current favourite with the bookmakers, but the odds are changing rapidly and significantly every day.MORE: Arsenal make contact with Paulo Sousa as search for next manager intensifiesMORE: Bernd Leno heaps praise on Freddie Ljungberg for bringing ‘real Arsenal’ backlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Investments Supporting Seven Economic Development Projects in York County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Investments Supporting Seven Economic Development Projects in York County September 25, 2018 Economy,  Environment,  Infrastructure,  Press Release Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the recent approval of funding to support seven economic development projects throughout York County, including the revitalization of historic buildings, libraries, streetscape improvements, increased pedestrian access and trails, and the expansion of job creation opportunities.“I have worked hard to ensure that when the state is investing in our local communities, we are directing our resources towards projects that transform our cities, municipalities, and counties into stronger communities where residents want to work and live,” said Governor Wolf.The recently approved York County projects are:Redevelopment Authority of the County of York was approved for a $1.4 million grant for the revitalization of 34 Frederick St., a historic building in downtown Hanover. The first floor will be completely transformed to house an upscale restaurant. The second floor will become 14 market-rate housing units. The alley beside the building will be vacated by the borough to accommodate al fresco seating and exterior beautification of a block that is under-occupied and in desperate need of investment.Keystone Kidspace was approved for a $2 million grant to reuse the historic York Armory located at 369 N. George St. in downtown York. The Armory will be reinvented as a dynamic and accessible program and gathering space. The significant site improvements will provide access to the Rail Trail, enhance the streetscape, and connect visitors with the Codorus Creek.Magnesita Refractories Company was approved for a $3 million grant for the construction of a new facility and related infrastructure to house and operate the new crushing equipment, including concrete foundations and structural steel for Magnesita’s York facility.York County Industrial Development Authority was approved for a $2 million grant to support the complete rebuilding of the original Yorktowne Hotel. Interior rooms will be reconstructed; lobby, ballrooms and public areas will be refinished and restored. All utilities and systems will be replaced, and the project will be brought to current codes with the addition of ADA compliant ingress and egress as well as sprinklers and alarm systems. Back-of-house areas will be brought to current standards and codes. A rear plaza will be developed which will allow for safe and compliant guest drop off and loading. Zion Church will be tied in as part of the campus development.York County Economic Alliance was approved for a $5 million grant for the Codorus Creek Beautification Initiative which seeks to create pedestrian access and greenways along the Codorus Creek channel in the City of York. This would be accomplished by the construction of streambank stabilized improvements and replacements that will improve and protect the infrastructure elements to better manage storm water thus improving the ecological health of the Codorus Creek Watershed. New pedestrian trails and points of access to reconnect the residents of the City of York to the Codorus is a primary goal.York County Libraries was approved for a $1 million grant to renovate Martin Library by updating public restrooms, replacing decades-old sliding doors in the children’s department, and completing building weatherization, interior renovations and space design enhancements. Also, Kreutz Creek Valley Library will acquire donated land from Hellam Township for construction of a new library building and Kaltreider-Benfer Library will double the size of the existing facility by building on the adjacent concrete pad area to create space for the children’s library, teen center, and private study area.Previously announced in this year, the Fortress Initiative was approved for $6 million to support a community revitalization and economic development project in York County known as The York Plan 2.0 Innovation District in the northwest corner of the city, part of a larger project to revitalize this area into a manufacturing, technology, history, arts, and education district.Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

IORP II and more in broad new EC sustainable finance consultation

first_img“This renewed strategy should be an opportunity to ensure a certain coherence of the existing framework”Saïf Chaïbi, policy adviser at PensionsEuropePensionsEurope expressed a similar hope to Efama’s about the Commission’s new strategy.“This renewed strategy should be an opportunity to strengthen the link between all the developments so far and ensure a certain coherence of the existing framework,” said Saïf Chaïbi, policy adviser at PensionsEurope.“This would be to enable pension funds and other investors to comply with the new requirements.” Asset managers and pension providers face a host of new disclosure requirements under the so-called taxonomy and disclosures regulations, two of the three new regulations stemming from the Commission’s original sustainable finance strategy. For products with a sustainability flavour, for example, the taxonomy regulation introduces a requirement to report on the proportion invested in activities that count as “green” under the taxonomy. The rules defining the content of disclosures under the disclosures regulation have yet to be published, but are keenly anticipated and expected in draft form for consultation soon.  ESG data register mention pleasesA potentially promising aspect of the Commission’s consultation, according to Chaïbi, is that it “opens the debate on the possibility of establishing a European register of ESG data on companies”.“Moreover, it would be open source, meaning you wouldn’t have to pay to have access to the data,” he said.In the consultation document, the Commission stated that “it may be useful to ensure open and centralised access not only to company reporting under the NFRD, but also to relevant company information on other available ESG metrics and data points”.“To this end, a common database would ease transparency and comparability, while avoiding duplication of data collection efforts,” it said before asking for views on whether it should take action on such an idea.Efama said it welcomed the Commission’s “intention to improve ESG disclosure by investee companies, as well as the market for ESG data and ratings”.It is also encouraged by the Commission posing questions about facilitating shareholder engagement and cross-border voting, which the industry body argues would help develop sustainability and a more long-term focus in capital markets.In the consultation document, the Commission asks for views on whether voting frameworks across the EU should be further harmonised at EU level to facilitate shareholder engagement and votes on ESG issues. Another question asks “Do you think EU action is necessary to allow investors to vote on a company’s environmental and social strategies or performance?”.Other aspects appeared to be less pleasing. It said financial literacy and promoting sustainability awareness were ” somewhat sidelined in the consultation, despite being key for unleashing the full potential of sustainable finance”.“While asset managers play an important role in providing investors with the information they need to make informed decisions, ultimately it is the investor who makes investment decisions,” it argued.   The Commission’s consultation is available here. The deadline for responses, via an online questionnaire, is 15 July. The Commission also asks “more generally, how can pension providers contribute to the achievement of the EU’s climate and environmental goals in a more proactive way, also in the interest of their own sustained long-term perfomance?”.“How can the EU facilitate the participation of pension providers in such a transition?,” it adds.The EC has spoken of creating an “enabling framework” to stimulate private and public investment in support of its green economic growth plan – the Green Deal. The Commission launched the consultation on what it calls its “renewed” sustainable finance strategy before the Easter weekend. It is split between a short section of questions aimed at “all stakeholders”, including citizens, and a long section aimed at experts. As the Commission says itself, the consultation covers a diversity of topics. These include the development of a system for determining environmentally harmful economic activities – a “brown” taxonomy – , financial accounting standards, investment protection, the EU green bond standard, and the market for ESG ratings, data and research. It also appears to ask for views about the EU establishing a label for ESG or green funds aimed at professional investors.There are also questions about extending the taxonomy – currently a framework for determining what counts as a “green” economic activity – to social objectives and whether the taxonomy should play in EU public spending programmes.“The consultation substantially widens the strategic scope of Europe’s sustainable finance policy”Climate change think tank E3GClimate change think tank E3G said the consultation “substantially widens the strategic scope of Europe’s sustainable finance policy”.“It proposes new actions for both public and private finance institutions, and puts forward an ambitious global dimension with a strong role for Europe’s external financial mechanisms,” it said. The Commission has said that, building on the achievements of its 2018 sustainable finance action plan, “the current context requires a more comprehensive and ambitious strategy”. ‘Opportunity for more coherence’In an initial reaction to the consultation, Efama, the European investment management industry body, said it was right that the topic of sustainable finance remained very high on the EU agenda, but expressed a hope for ”a more holistic and consistent approach”.”Thanks to the 2018 sustainable finance action plan, we already have in place a framework to integrate sustainability,” it said. “As many legislative proposals were developed in parallel, some inconsistencies and gaps have emerged.“The renewed strategy needs to put the different pieces of the puzzle together and make the new rules work in practice, in a well sequenced, consistent and coordinated manner.”Aleksandra Palinska, senior regulatory policy advisor at Efama, said: ”The biggest challenge is that in a first instance you need ESG data disclosure from investee companies and although the data is supposed to become more available with the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) review, the Commission proposal is expected only towards the end of this year, with the rules not likely to take effect before a couple of years’ time.”The Commission recently launched the second part of a two-stage consultation process on the future of the NFRD.Palinska said the late-stage insertion in the taxonomy regulation of reporting requirements for certain large companies was welcome, “but those obligations will kick in at the same time as the obligations for asset managers to disclose”. “So in a way it’s too late because asset managers need those disclosures to prepare theirs, so here the sequencing is very much off,” she said. “There is a lot of uncertainty in the industry and we would very much like a more consistent and holistic approach to enable a proper implementation of the requirements that have been introduced.” The European Commission has included in its wide-ranging new sustainable finance consultation a question that paves the way for views about the possible need for amendments to EU pension fund legislation with regard to member views on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters.The question asks whether, in light of the planned review of the IORP II Directive in 2023, the EU should “further improve the integration of members’ and beneficiaries’ ESG preferences in the investment strategies and the management and governance of IORPs?”.If respondents choose to answer yes, they are asked how this could be achieved given that members in collective schemes may have diverging views on ESG integration.Another question asks if the EU should “explore options to improve ESG integration and reporting beyond what is currently required by the regulatory framework for pension providers”.last_img read more

Coastal Chariot – Unique Asset for Coastal Project

first_imgActa Marine has deployed one of its Ultra Shallow Draft Multipurpose Support Vessels – Coastal Chariot – to assist the start of a pipe pulling project.The company’s Project Manager for the contract, Sinclair McWilliam, highlights the vessel’s key features that are enabling the efficient execution of the operations.“Coastal Chariot has the power; 4000hp and 36 tonnes of bollard pull, to be precise. But she also has the accuracy to work in shallow waters of less than three meters deep when working on DP. This makes the Coastal Chariot a unique asset for a coastal project like this.”At this point it is important to mention that Coastal Chariot is not Acta Marine’s only Multipurpose Support Vessel. The company has twelve similar vessels in operation. “These are the most versatile vessels in operation today,” Sinclair added.And, looking at some of their completed projects, it is clear to see that their versatility is being called on for multiple sectors. Notable examples include oil and gas, offshore wind, dredging, as well as survey duties.last_img read more

Belgian euthanasia deaths increase by 26.8% in 2013

first_imgAlex Schadenberg blog 29 May 2014The Belgian euthanasia reports indicate that the number of reported euthanasia deaths continue to grow at a faster rate. In Belgium, there were 1133 reported euthanasia deaths in 2011 and 954 reported euthanasia deaths in 2010.At the same time Belgium has recently extended euthanasia to children. The child euthanasia bill was passed after protests against the bill were held in Brussels and 160 Belgian Paediatricians denounced the child euthanasia bill.Studies concerning the Belgian euthanasia law that were published in 2010, from the Flanders region of Belgium found that: 32% of all assisted deaths were done without request, 47% of all assisted deaths went unreported, nurses were euthanizing patients even though the Belgian euthanasia law prohibits nurses from doing euthanasia. There has never been an attempted prosecution for abuses of the Belgian euthanasia law.In Canada, the Québec government should be very concerned about the practice of euthanasia in Belgium since they have basedeuthanasia Bill 52 on the Belgian euthanasia law.In January, the Belgian media reported that a euthanasia doctor admitted to not reporting his euthanasia deaths. The article confirms that many euthanasia deaths in Belgium are not reported and the actual number of euthanasia deaths is much higher than 1816.http://blog.noeuthanasia.org.au/2014/05/belgian-euthanasia-deaths-increase-by.html?m=1last_img read more

Real Madrid hit with International Champions Cup cancellation

first_img Loading… Promoted Content8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTake A Look At The Celebs Who Lost Their Money And Why10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Real Madrid could lose up to €15M in vital revenue due to the cancellation of the pre-season International Champions Cup.Advertisementcenter_img The 2020 competition was due to take place ahead of the 2020-21 season, with Los Blancos and Barcelona both scheduled to play.However, due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak in the United States, it has now been cancelled.Alongside the disruption to pre-season for Zinedine Zidane’s side, reports from Diario AS claim they could lose significant funding.The report states Real Madrid received €12M from their participation in last season’s tournament, an improvement from €10.8 in 2018-19.The major source of financial loss is focused on the cancellation of an El Clasico meeting with Barcelona.Read Also: Here’s how Maradona is spending quarantine amid COVID-19The clash between the two arch rivals was due to open a new stadium being built in either Las Vegas or Los Angeles.However, both construction projects have been placed on hold due to the pandemic, and a growing rise of cases in the US.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more