The ICC plans a Classic in Las Vegas, according to the ‘Washington Post’

first_img“We are always exploring captivating games, but at the moment the matches of the International Champions Cup are not closed”commented to Post Ben Sosenko, spokesman for the company Relevent, organizer of the international preseason tournament. The calendar of meetings will be announced in the coming weeks. The stadium’s promoter, Anschutz Entertainment Group, did not comment on the capital’s newspaper. The venue that would host the meeting in Las Vegas, the Allegiant Stadium, is in the final stages of its construction. It has been projected to host the NFL Raiders games, which will leave Oakland to settle in the Nevada desert. The budget for construction is 1,900 million dollars (1,750 million euros) and Madrid and Barça would be in charge of releasing it. The stadium will have capacity for 61,000 spectators and already has several events closed from August before the American football season begins in September.It would be the second Classic to be played on American soil in recent years. Real Madrid and Barça already saw their faces in 2017 in Miami, with victory for the Catalans by 2-3 with goals from Messi, Rakitic and Piqué. Kovacic and Marco Asensio scored the white goals.If the game was held in Las Vegas, the two eternal opponents of LaLiga Santander would meet in the Nevada desert with a stifling climate. The average maximum temperature in Las Vegas is 41ºC in July and 40ºC in August and the minimum temperatures are 20ºC and 19ºC. After the European Championship, a Classic in North America. The International Champions Cup plans to include in its calendar this summer a Barcelona-Real Madrid in Las Vegas, according to him Washington Post. The friendly between whites and Barca would serve to inaugurate the Allegiant Stadium. Another option that would be handled as an alternative to bring the Classic to the United States is the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.last_img read more

Oil and gasoline price update

first_imgAt last word the price of oil was struggling to stay above 75 dollars U.S., and was down about 70 cents a barrel in early morning trading.Traders point to signs the demand for fuel in the United States is weakening.  According to GasBuddy.com, in the past week, the average price of regular gasoline across Canada dipped to a dollar 1.7 cents a litre.The new monitor of Calgary-based MJ Ervin and Associates, released yesterday, put the weekly drop at 2.7 cents a liter and the national average, at a dollar 1.6 cents.- Advertisement -Early this morning however, there was no change in the common posted price of a regular liter in Fort St. John, which was still a 109.9 cents.BCGasPrices.com says that’s still slightly less than the provincial average, which it had pegged early this morning at a 111.6 cents a litre.It had the high end price of a 120.5 cents, at a Shell station in West Vancouver.Advertisementlast_img read more

Overdraft fees cost young adults millions

first_img“Through these arrangements, banks gain exclusive access to a large student population they hope to turn into lifelong customers; at the same time they offer universities the potential of significant revenue,” the study reports. The study recommends that universities avoid such partnerships. It used to be the norm that banks and credit unions declined to honor checks or debit card payments if a customer’s checking account lacked sufficient funds. Today, however, they routinely cover the shortfall amount, then charge a fee for doing so. The financial institutions also require that the customer cover the shortfall amount. The report issued is the latest in a series of studies the Center for Responsible Lending has issued on what it considers “abusive” overdraft policies. In the past the American Bankers Association has responded that overdraft policies are appreciated by customers who want to avoid embarrassment and the fees charged by merchants when a check bounces or a transaction is denied. The ABA has also pointed out that consumers have options to avoid overdraft fees, including arranging with their bank to have overdrafts paid through a line of credit or a savings account. The Center for Responsible Lending also recommends that consumers exercise such options.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By David Ranii RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER College students and other young adults pay banks nearly $1 billion in fees each year for overdrawn accounts, according to a new national study. Young adults ages 18 to 24 pay more than $3 in fees for every $1 their account is overdrawn. They are particularly susceptible to such charges because of their widespread use of debit cards for even small transactions, according to a study issued Monday by the Center for Responsible Lending, a nonprofit group based in Durham, N.C. “Abusive overdraft practices by banks are stripping funds from the checking accounts of young adults,” the report concludes. “Many students and young workers find themselves owing hundreds of dollars in fees before they even realize they have overdrawn their accounts.” At least 100 colleges nationwide contribute to the problem by forming partnerships with banks, the study contends. Under these deals, the universities and banks offer co-branded ID cards that double as a debit card linked to a checking account at the partnering bank. last_img read more