Broadcast deals mean huge windfall

first_imgThe Premier League champions stand to rake in £95million from TV money this season while even the bottom club will earn £63million. The Premier League has confirmed its merit money payments of £1.2million for every place each club finishes up the table, rising to £24million for the champions. That represents a 60% rise on last season. Facility fees of £750,000 will be paid to a club for every live TV appearance, with a minimum payment of £7.5million. There has been no confirmation from the league of the equal shares that will be paid to clubs for domestic and overseas broadcasting deals, but they are expected to rise by 60% and 70% respectively – in line with the increases in those deals – to £23million and £32million per club. The huge rise in income should help a number of clubs turn their financial fortunes around, especially if they have been able to minimise wage bill rises for players this season. How the Premier League payments will be calculated: :: £1.2million paid for every place a club finishes in the league, up to £24million for the champions. :: facility fees of £750,000 for every time a club appears on a live TV match, with a minimum of £7.5million. :: equal share from domestic broadcast deals – not yet confirmed but expected to be around 60% increase to £23million per club. :: equal share from overseas broadcast deals – not yet confirmed but expected to be around 70% increase to £32million per club. The huge value of new £5.5billion Premier League broadcast deals will be highlighted by the fact that whoever finishes bottom of the table on Sunday should earn more from TV money than the £60.8million Manchester United were paid after winning the league last season. The new champions are expected to be paid £35million more, and the bottom club around £24million more than QPR earned after finishing bottom last season. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, December 13, 2019

first_imgConservation, Environment, Weekly environmental news update Article published by John Cannon There are many important conservation and environmental stories Mongabay isn’t able to cover.Here’s a digest of some of the significant developments from the week.If you think we’ve missed something, feel free to add it in the comments.Mongabay does not vet the news sources below, nor does the inclusion of a story on this list imply an endorsement of its content. Tropical forestsBeekeeping in the Amazon is improving lives and helping to stave off deforestation, according to environmentalists (The Guardian).NGOs are fighting with local groups to halt deforestation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Phys.Org).Two members of a tribe engaged in defending the Amazon were killed on Dec. 7 in Brazil (The Wall Street Journal).Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro writes off young climate activist Greta Thunberg as a “brat” (The Hill) …… While his environment minister asks for help from other countries in the fight against deforestation (The Hill) …… And France sidesteps Brazil’s national government in favor of helping individual states protect the Amazon (The New York Times).The fragmenting of forests hits wildlife hard in the tropics, a study has found (Earther, The New York Times).A multi-decade project in India to secure land rights for indigenous people has won a gold prize at the World Habitat Awards (Reuters).After a decade and a half of declines, malaria cases have plateaued, raising questions about approaches to prevention of the disease (The Economist).The reefs at the mouth of the Amazon River are making a comeback (Hakai Magazine).Other newsDeforestation is partly responsible for the expanding range of a disease-carrying tick in the eastern U.S. (WMTW).A new documentary follows elephant hunters in Africa (The New York Times).An artist is working to capture the threat of extinction through her art (The Revelator).Lawmakers in California approve a one-year moratorium on the ability of insurers to drop customers because of the climate change-induced rise in the state’s forest fires (The New York Times).Ship strikes of whales in the Canary Islands are on the rise in connection with a high-speed ferry service (Hakai Magazine).Temperatures hit near-record highs in the Arctic this year, scientists say, which has led to less sea ice (The New York Times) …… While a new report suggests that the warming Arctic region is releasing billions of tons of carbon dioxide (The Washington Post).Conservation scientists lay out what they see as the most important stories in 2020 (Ensia/Trends in Ecology & Evolution).Tanzania put in place the first national giraffe conservation plan as threats to giraffes rise (IPP Media).Mimicking the flight of geese may help airplane designers in the quest to save fuel (The Economist).Tanzania’s president signed off on East Africa’s largest national park (eTurboNews).2019 saw the discovery of 71 species of plants and animals that were new to science (CNN).A scientist draws parallels between racism and the way coyotes are treated in the U.S. (University of Washington Magazine).Pigeons in Las Vegas have turned up wearing tiny cowboy hats (The New York Times).South Africa has put out a call for a continent-wide response to climate change in Africa (EnviroNews Nigeria).Southern Africa’s Victoria Falls has nearly dried up amid “the worst drought in a century” (The Guardian).Oxygen levels in the world’s oceans have dropped precipitously in the past 50 years, a new report has found (The New York Times).Safari-goers paying top dollar can get hands-on in conservation projects, like collaring elephants (The Telegraph).Banner image of a giraffe in Tanzania by John C. Cannon/Mongabay.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.center_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more