United closing in on Real revenue

first_img Only the European champions stand ahead in terms of income while Barcelona by contrast are struggling to keep pace financially with their Spanish rivals, United and Bayern Munich. The money league compiled by Deloitte sees Real established as the world’s richest club for the 10th year in succession with revenues of £459.5million, while United are on £433.2million, Bayern £407.7million and Barcelona £405.2million. In the first season since Sir Alex Ferguson stood down as manager, United trailed in seventh in the Premier League and duly failed to qualify for the Champions League, disappointments which saw David Moyes sacked after under a year in charge. Dan Jones, partner in the sports business group at Deloitte, said: “A season that saw Manchester United finish in their lowest league position since the start of the Premier League era actually saw the Red Devils reclaim second spot in the money league. “Their commercial growth… continues to yield record-breaking deals. If the club can regain their Champions League status for the 2015/16 season, there is a strong possibility they will also regain top spot in our money league for that season.” United’s hopes of overtaking Real have also been boosted by the strength of the pound against the euro. The money league sees Manchester City remain in sixth position behind Paris St Germain, with Chelsea and Arsenal sustaining their seventh and eighth places and Liverpool up to ninth from 12th place. Indeed, almost half of the top 30 richest clubs are now made up of Premier League sides and that figure is likely to increase. Jones added: “It is with great anticipation that we wait to see what the new round of Premier League broadcast deals, expected to be agreed in 2015, will yield. With the market expectation that another significant increase will occur, it is likely that the money league will have a strongly English appearance in the coming years.” The Deloitte report highlights the decline of Italian clubs in terms of finances. In 2001 Italy had five clubs in the top 10 and only Juventus, who significantly have built a new stadium, remain there now in 10th position. It also shows the continuing value to the Spanish clubs to be able to negotiate their own broadcast rights – Real earned more than twice the sum of Atletico Madrid in broadcast income despite their city rivals winning the Spanish league and reaching the final of the Champions League. Deloitte money league standings (2013/14 revenue – figure in brackets represents 2012/13 position): 1 (1) Real Madrid – £459.5million 2 (4) Manchester United – £433.2million 3 (3) Bayern Munich – £407.7million 4 (2) Barcelona – £405.2million 5 (5) Paris St Germain – £396.5million 6 (6) Manchester City – £346.5million 7 (7) Chelsea – £324.4million 8 (8) Arsenal – £300.5million 9 (12) Liverpool – £255.8million 10 (9) Juventus – £233.6million Manchester United may have had their worst season on the pitch for two decades last year but they have reclaimed second spot in the list of the football’s richest clubs and now have Real Madrid in their sights. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Poppleton’s 45-footer topples the top seed

first_img Now, Brown faces fellow England player Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire) who beat Warwickshire’s Max Martin (Ladbrook Park). Images copyright Leaderboard Photography The 21-year-old student at the University of Mount Olive in North Carolina, declared his intentions with birdies on the first two holes. The match was close but Bayley reached the last 1 up and his solid par took him through to the last 32.  But Poppleton’s stunning putt on the last took him through to the next round where the 23-year-old will play Jack Dyer (Rochford Hundred, Essex).  3 Aug 2017 Poppleton’s 45-footer topples the top seed Brown (pictured right) is hoping to catch the eye of the Walker Cup selectors both this week and next, in the Dutch amateur. “I think I’m in the running, but you never know,” he said.  Another win would boost his chances and he must be knocking on the door. “I’ve played good this year but I just haven’t had a win. Every time I’ve played I’ve gone out to win but it just hasn’t happened.”  Other internationals fared better, notably defending champion Dan Brown (Masham, Yorkshire) who eased through his game 5/4 with a solid display of sub-par golf. “I hit a lot of fairways and greens and applied a bit of pressure,” he remarked.   Yorkshire’s Nick Poppleton holed a 45ft putt on the 18th at The Berkshire to topple top seed David Langley in the first round of the English amateur championship.  “It was pretty dramatic,” said Poppleton, pictured top, (Wath), who won one up in gusting, blustery winds. “I was up most of the way then David started hitting some really great golf shots and I wilted a little – but came back.” center_img Langley (Castle Royle, Berkshire) – who shot 14-under in qualifying – had pulled the match back to all square on the long 17th on the Red course, where he hit two tremendous drivers to reach the green.  Sean Towndrow, pictured bottom, (Southport & Ainsdale, Lancashire) returned to international golf earlier this year after recovering from blood cancer and today knocked out England A squad player Josh McMahon (Wallasey, Cheshire).  French open champion Josh Hilleard (Farrington Park, Somerset) and 2016 Amateur Champion Scott Gregory (Corhampton, Hampshire) both made their way safely into the final 32 – and will play each other tomorrow.  But Gian Marco Petrozzi (Trentham, Staffordshire) had to do double duty to make his way into the final 32. The international was one of 22 players who had to play a preliminary round this morning and is among five who will progress into tomorrow’s matches. The others are Martin Young (Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire), Alex Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), Conor White (Bridgnorth, Shropshire) and Alister Balcombe (Clevedon, Somerset).  There was another form upset shortly afterwards when Lytham Trophy winner and England international, Jack Singh Brar, was knocked out.  Click here for full scores and tomorrow’s draw He went down by two holes to Harry Bayley of Chartham Park, Sussex, who is playing in the championship for the first time and got in off the reserve list. last_img read more

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TWO TIME ECLIPSE CHAMPION BEHOLDER VS. RED HOT WARREN’S VENEDA SET FOR SHOWDOWN IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 VANITY STAKES

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (May 6, 2015)–In what shapes up as a showdown between royalty and blue collar toughness, two-time Eclipse Award winning Beholder takes on streaking California-bred Warren’s Veneda in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Vanity Stakes at 1 1/8 miles, a race that has attracted a field of five fillies and mares aged 3-and-up. One of America’s most prestigious races for fillies and mares, the Vanity was run at the now-shuttered Hollywood Park from 1940 through 2013 and will be hosted by Santa Anita for the second consecutive year.Owned by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm and trained by Richard Mandella, Beholder’s lofty resume, which includes six Grade I victories, clearly establishes her as one of the top distaffers of her era and assures her certain Hall of Fame induction. Chief among her list of high profile Grade I accomplishments are wins in the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, the 2013 Santa Anita Oaks, back to back wins in the Zenyatta Stakes in 2013 and ’14, and a dazzling 4 ¼ length win in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Distaff.A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Henny Hughes, Beholder cruised to a 3 ¾ length win in the restricted, 1 1/16 miles Santa Lucia Stakes on April 10, her first start since winning the Grade I Zenyatta on Sept. 27.Blessed with tremendous natural speed, Beholder will again be ridden by Gary Stevens, who has been at the controls in six out of her last seven starts, resulting in five wins. A winner of the Distaff at    1 1/8 miles, her only other try at the distance resulted in a close second place finish in the 2013 Kentucky Oaks. Beholder is 16-11-3-0 overall with earnings of $3,416,600.California-bred Warren’s Veneda, who is trained by Craig Lewis, enters the Vanity at the peak of her game, having taken her first Grade I, the 1 1/8 miles Santa Margarita Stakes by 7 ¼ lengths on March 14, her third consecutive win.Owned and bred by Benjamin C. Warren, the 5-year-old mare by Affirmative, out of the Flying Continental mare More Cal Bread, earned a career best 99 Beyer Speed figure in the Santa Margarita and would benefit from a fast pace, although she’s proven she can lay close early if need be. A five-time stakes winner, Warren’s Veneda got her first graded stakes win two starts back in the Grade II Santa Maria on Feb. 14, a race in which she was last early and rallied to win by 2 ¾ lengths at 1 1/6 miles.Winless in eight starts last year, Warren’s Veneda is 22-8-3-5 overall with earnings of $827,612. She’ll again be ridden by Tyler Baze, who has been up for all three wins this year.Pamela Ziebarth’s homebred My Sweet Addiction comes of a sharp gate to wire score going 1 1/16 miles March 20 and seeks her first stakes win in the Vanity. Trained by Marty Jones, she earned a career best 89 Beyer Speed figure on March 20 and has an overall mark of 9-3-2-3, with earnings of $148,106.Well beaten by Warren’s Veneda in her last three starts, trainer John Sadler’s Legacy has three wins from 19 starts and will hope to reverse her recent fortunes in the Vanity.In addition to Beholder, Brazilian-bred Gas Total was an impressive one mile turf allowance winner in her U.S. debut March 29 and will try dirt for the third time in her 26th career start.The complete field for the Grade I Vanity Stakes, to be run as the fifth race on a nine-race card Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Warren’s Veneda, Tyler Baze, 124; Gas Total, Flavien Prat, 119; Beholder, Gary Stevens, 121; My Sweet Addiction, Mike Smith, 119, and Legacy, Martin Garcia, 119. 74th RUNNING OF PRESTIGOUS FIXTURE FOR FILLIES & MARES TO BE CONTESTED AT 1 1/8 MILESlast_img read more

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JIM GETS DONEGAL PERSON OF THE YEAR – FULL PICTURE SPECIAL!

first_imgJIM GETS DONEGAL PERSON OF THE YEAR – FULL PICTURE SPECIAL! was last modified: February 24th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Donegal Person of the YearJim McGuinnesspicture speciallast_img read more

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Fishing the North Coast: Klamath River full of kings

first_imgIf you want action, the Klamath River has plenty to offer at the moment. The fishing has been pretty spectacular for almost two weeks now, and it doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon. In fact, it could be quite the opposite. Currently, the river is plugged with jacks (two-year-old male salmon) as well as adult steelhead. And there’s a good mix of small adult kings around now too. But with over an inch of rain this week, this could really entice the bulk of the run to make their way in …last_img read more

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Invitation: Media tours to showcase South Africa’s competitiveness

first_imgJohannesburg, Thursday 12 November 2015 – Brand South Africa, in collaboration with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and other partners, will profile various areas of South Africa’s competitiveness to both Chinese and African media ahead of the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation. FOCAC will be hosted by South Africa from 3-5 December 2015.As part of the build up to FOCAC 2015, Brand South Africa, DIRCO and other partners have selected three days to profile and position South Africa’s competitiveness in the areas of science, technology and archeology; business and investment; as well as arts, culture and heritage.Media are invited to participate in any of the programmes listed hereunder. Space will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.All logistical arrangements will be taken care of by the hosts including Brand South Africa and DIRCO. A more detailed programme will be made available closer to the time.Day 1: Friday 27 NovemberProfiling South Africa’s competitive business environment• Chinese companies based in South Africa• JSEHosted by the Department of Trade and IndustryDay 2: Monday 30 NovemberProfiling South Africa’s science, technology and archaeology• Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory• Interaction with the Square Kilometre Array• Maropeng at the Cradle of HumankindHosted by the National Research FoundationDay 3: Tuesday 1 DecemberProfiling South Africa’s arts, culture and heritage• Soweto• Constitution Hill• and moreHosted by Gauteng TourismPlease RSVP to:Tsabeng [email protected] 371 6810Kelly [email protected] 928 4285last_img read more

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10 months agoEx-Arsenal boss Wenger back on AC Milan agenda

first_imgEx-Arsenal boss Wenger back on AC Milan agendaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is back on the agenda of AC Milan chiefs.TMW says Wenger is the frontrunner to land the Milan job – should it become available.The Frenchman left the Gunners last summer after 22 years in charge.According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Rino Gattuso has two games to save his job.Milan sit fifth in the Serie A table and are desperate for Champions League football next season.They lost to Fiorentina yesterday and Gattuso must now beat Frosinone and SPAL between now and December 29 to save his job.Wenger is the favourite to replace the Italian, with former Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis now in charge at Milan. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoBrighton attacker Peter Gwargis delighted with senior breakthrough

first_imgBrighton attacker Peter Gwargis delighted with senior breakthroughby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton attacker Peter Gwargis was thrilled with his debut this week.The young Swede featured in the Carabao Cup defeat to Aston Villa.”It was really fun, a day that I put in a lot of hard work and time for. It was really nice to finally be able to make my a-team debut and have it confirmed. It’s just up to me to keep working even harder,” Gwargis told Fotbollskanalen.On Seagulls boss Graham Potter, he added: “I have followed his journey and what he has done. I see how he builds the team and it looks really good. He gave me a lot of advice yesterday on the plan and advised me on what to do.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Facing populism world finance chiefs defend globalization

first_imgWASHINGTON – Global finance officials on Friday defended their efforts to promote free trade and closer international links against a rising ride of populism around the world and criticism from a Trump administration intent on pursuing its “America First” agenda.Finance ministers from the world’s major economies wrapped up two days of talks with German Finance Minister Wolfang Schaeuble saying that the G-20’s efforts represented a solid response to unhappiness over globalization.Schaeuble said a year ago people were talking about the “swan song of multilateral co-operation,” but now with the global economy beginning to grow at a faster clip “we see that things are not as bad as predicted.”The G-20 did not issue a closing communique, but Schaebel, who served as the group’s leader because Germany holds the rotating chairmanship this year, said he and his colleagues were united in their commitment to promoting economic initiatives that will foster stronger growth. Other leaders said that higher growth was essential to combat a widening income gap in many countries.Schaeuble told a news conference it was wrong to interpret as a repudiation of globalization Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, the populist anger that led to Donald Trump’s election in the United States, and in Germany, parliamentary gains for a far right party when Chancellor Angela Merkel returned to power with a reduced majority last month.The finance minister also disputed reports of growing tensions inside the G-20 over new U.S. demands for a tougher stance on trade violators that Trump contends have cost millions of American jobs.Schaeuble said talks with the U.S. this week were “much more relaxed” than those earlier this year, soon after Trump took office. The United States was represented at the finance meetings by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.The G-20 discussions served as a prelude to the annual meetings of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and its sister lending organization, the World Bank. Officials of those organizations told the finance officials that it was important that all countries strive to promote faster global growth.“It often feels like our increasingly interconnected world is in fact falling apart and countries and peoples are pulling away from each other,” World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Friday.Kim said it should be understood that the IMF and the World Bank both represented a “part of the post-1945 world order that was predicated on the notion that what affects one city, one country, one region can have immediate and lasting impacts on us all.”IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told the finance officials that the global economy is expected to turn in the best growth in six years. She said this “offers us a major opportunity to secure the recovery and to expand it to those who are not yet benefiting, and to include those who are excluded or are at the risk of being excluded.”Behind the scenes, the United States did find itself at odds on some major issues confronting the two multilateral lending institutions.The Trump administration is balking at the current outlines of a World Bank request for more money to finance its lending programs.A senior U.S. Treasury Department official previewing the meetings earlier this week told reporters the bank needs to provide financing “to countries that need it” instead of continuing to lend heavily to China, the world’s second-biggest economy. On Friday, Kim warned that without more funding the bank may be forced to slash its main lending program by a third.In remarks prepared for the World Bank’s steering committee, Mnuchin said, “More capital is not the solution when existing capital is not allocated effectively.”The finance discussions were scheduled to wrap up on Saturday with meetings of the policy-setting councils of both the IMF and the World Bank.IMF forecasters expect the global economy to expand 3.6 per cent this year, the fastest pace since 2010.But Lagarde said many workers are still seeing wages stagnate and their jobs replaced or threatened by technology. And many countries are seeing a widening income gap between rich and poor. “The result is growing political tensions in many places and increased skepticism about the benefits of globalization,” Lagarde told reporters at an opening news conference on Thursday.last_img read more

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NPSS remembers the Humboldt Broncos with Jersey Friday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Secondary School is showing their support for the family and friends of those that lost their lives in the fatal Humboldt Bronco bus crash which happened April, 6th, 2018.Jersey Friday is an opportunity for teachers and the student body to wear a Jersey to show support.Emma Lavigne, NPSS Student Body Council Member said ” As a school, we have so much influence within our community and a chance to make an impact. On the anniversary of the Humboldt Broncos crash, we wanted to do something that showed our continued support for the survivors, families and those that sadly did not make it out.” Lavigne goes on to share that last year the school hosted a Green Shirt day to go along with the Bronco’s team colour yet this year they opened the day to a Jersey day to be inclusive of all sports.“Community spirit is a powerful thing, with days like these we foster involvement, support and love. Not only in our school but in our youth; our future,” said LavigneThe crash involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus occurred on Highway 35 near Gronlid, more than two hundred kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.The bus was T-boned by a transport truck, according to the president of the Nipawin Hawks, which was scheduled to play the Broncos in Game 5 of a semi-final game. There were 28 people, including the driver, on board the bus at the time of the collision, RCMP said in a release.last_img read more

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