NYON, Switzerland: UEFA competitions do not depend on big clubs reaching the finals to make them commercially successful as the unpredictable nature of the tournaments is great for business, the European soccer body's marketing boss told Reuters.Guy-Laurent Epstein said that drama and unpredictability mattered more than the presence of elite clubs in the closing stages of competitions such as the Champions League.Ajax Amsterdam and Tottenham Hotspur reached this season's semi-finals while Real Madrid, Paris St Germain and Bayern Munich all fell in the last 16 and Juventus were eliminated in the quarter-finals.Yet access to the Champions League for clubs such as Ajax could effectively be closed off from 2024 under a proposal by UEFA and the European Club Association, according to league officials who have seen it.According to reports about the new proposal, 24 of the 32 teams in the Champions League group stage would keep their places for the following season. Four will qualify through … [Read more...] about Unpredictability is good for business, says UEFA marketing boss
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Famished after a long day of work and fasting but not anywhere near Geylang Serai Bazaar? Not to worry! We've put together a nifty list of places around town that serve up bites for you and the whole squad to break fast together. From grabbing a couple of healthy Korean rice bowls to go, to cutting into juicy portions of steak or kicking it up with some Thai food in a snazzy hotel, your dinner plans for this season are sorted. Assemble the gang because with eight or more in your party, you'll be able to use up to four 1-for-1 Burpple Beyond deals at a time- score! FOR ZI CHAR WITH THE WHOLE FAM Hit all your cravings at once with a balanced zi char meal. Grab the whole family and order several dishes to share at Jiak Modern Tzechar (Esplanade Mall). We say get an eclectic mix of Curry Fish Head ($15), some stir-fried veggies and maybe an egg dish or two to accompany that killer view of the Singapore skyline. FOR HEALTHY RICE BOWLS THAT NOURISH Stop by after work at this wholesome dinner … [Read more...] about 9 halal places with 1-for-1 deals to Buka Puasa this Ramadan
While the status quo of transportation in Singapore is public transport, cars still make up a considerable portion of travel. But cars are no affordable alternative to public transportation as purchasing a car often requires a six-figure commitment. Thus, many people consider leasing rather than purchasing a vehicle. However, while leasing a car requires lower up front costs and peace of mind regarding maintenance and insurance, will it save the driver money over the long term? We break down the costs below. OWNING A CAR COSTS MORE INITIALLY, BUT IS CHEAPER LONG-TERM When deciding whether to buy or lease a car, drivers consider more than just the price of the vehicle. In the case of leasing, the convenience is an attractive benefit since you get a brand new car for a neat monthly price that includes insurance, roadside assistance, maintenance and road tax. Another benefit with leasing that can entice financially constrained drivers is that the upfront cost is an affordable deposit that … [Read more...] about Buying or leasing a car: Which one is cheaper?
As far back as he can remember, Willard Church Jr. has gone out ice fishing well into the month of April, chopping holes that were easily four feet deep into the Kanektok River near his home. But the waterway that runs along the village of Quinhagak, in southwest Alaska, barely freezes now, a testament to the warming temperatures wreaking havoc on the state's indigenous people and their subsistence way of life. "I am a hunter and a fisherman and I have spent my whole life living the subsistence lifestyle," Church, 55, a member of the Yupik Eskimo community, told an AFP team that recently visited the remote village of about 700 people that sits by the Bering Sea and the Kuskokwim Bay. "I have traveled all over the region, going on 10-day hunting and fishing trips out in the mountains," he added. "We grew up in a time when winter was actual winter, when our elders remember snow drifts as high as the peaks of people's houses. "Today, we're lucky to even get half an inch of snow on … [Read more...] about Climate change forcing Alaskans to hunt for new ways to survive
A 43-year-old was sentenced to seven weeks of imprisonment after the court found him guilty of hurting his son's classmate, who allegedly bullied the 10-year-old for over six months.The convict is Tan Chin Tai, a registered adjunct teacher with the Ministry of Education. The names of the boy and the classmates were not revealed as per the Court order.Court documents show that on July 7, 2017, Tan went to pick his son from school in the afternoon and saw one of the classmates of the 10-year-old boy, who he knew has been allegedly bullying his son for almost six months.After seeing his son's classmate, who is also 10, Tan approached the victim, grabbed his bag handle and while holding his left chest, he pushed the boy to nearby rubbish shed. The convict then pushed him onto the wall and then started to scold him.He told the boy, "Just because you are bigger in size, you can bully others... since you can bully my son, I can bully you."On the same day, when the boy felt discomfort on his … [Read more...] about Singapore: Father faces jail term for causing injury to son’s alleged bully