Even at $60.5m plus the cost of renting Soldier Field, it could prove value for money if the Fire successfully relaunch, improve on the field and expand their fanbase. New MLS arrivals must splash out $150m for an expansion fee in addition to sourcing anywhere from $200m-400m for a new stadium – all in order to entice crowds that will be perhaps half the size of Seattle or Atlanta, in a league where player salaries are rising and ticket sales remain a critical revenue source in the absence of Europe-style broadcast mega-deals. … [Read more...] about Why Chicago Fire plan to pay $60m to move back to an NFL stadium
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OVL had signed production sharing contract (PSC) for the 7,058 sq km Block 128 in offshore Phu Khanh Basin, Vietnam, on May 24, 2006. The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Vietnam, issued an investment licence for the block on June 16, 2006, being effective date of the PSC. … [Read more...] about OVL seeks 2-yr extension for exploring Vietnamese oil block in South China Sea
As of Tuesday, the 28 members of the European Union, Mexico, Norway, and Switzerland were the only other countries to submit plans. China and Russia, fellow big polluters, were notably absent, and have said that they plan to procrastinate until later in the year. Canada and Australia’s conservative governments have been loath to contribute too. And the longer it takes for richer countries to signal interest in this treaty, the more worried and reticent poorer countries will become about signing anything. … [Read more...] about Obama Set to Announce His Peer-Pressure Plan for Climate Change
Notably, the scientists behind the new paper — two of them, Solomon Hsiang and Marshall Burke, are in an emerging field of scholarship studying not just how climate change is unfolding but how it is likely to affect human life on the planet — do not believe their new research represents a decisive argument against geoengineering. The agricultural costs may cancel out the agricultural benefits, but that does not mean the same will hold for other climate impacts — the effect on arctic ice melt, for instance, would surely be positive, and what solar geoengineering would mean for the economy beyond agriculture and for public health is not yet clear (though some studies do show sulfur sufficient to cool the planet by a degree would cost tens of thousands of lives each year, at least). And so, the authors of the new paper suggest, more research is needed; in the meantime, they say, we should not disregard SO2 as a possible, partial solution, no matter how dramatic its … [Read more...] about Solar Geoengineering May Be Our Last Resort for Climate Change. What If It Doesn’t Work?
The funds are used to help expectant mothers who need emergency assistance for essentials such as prenatal care, food, housing, and other common expenses so women can have a safe and healthy pregnancy as they decide whether to parent or make an adoption plan. The funds also support our Safe Families for Children program, which is a network of volunteer host families who help parents in need of temporary care for their children as they work through hardships such as homelessness. … [Read more...] about Small Change that has a Big Impact!