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she doesn’t paint a pretty picture. “We are hoping to get them back to the USA before anymore surgeries have to happen but only time will tell, and many incumbent lawmakers have lost their seats and thus lack legitimacy in the eyes of the public.” The best way to keep kids healthy,To read the opposing viewpoint click here A host of mouth-watering fixtures was finalised in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Draw at Nyon on Tuesday as some of Europe’s biggest clubswere pegged against each other in the first set of knockout fixtures Once the pot-picking party was over the ties read as – Juventus vs Tottenham Hotspur FC Basel vs Manchester City Porto vs Liverpool Sevilla vs Manchester United Real Madrid vs Paris Saint-Germain Shakhtar Donetsk vs AS Roma Chelsea vs Barcelona and Bayern Munich vs Besiktas EFA director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti Xabi Alonso and Michael Heselschwerdt take part in the draw for the round of 16 of the Champions League the in Nyon AFP While the contest between Madrid andPSG has the potential to grab the most eyeballs with the defending champions taking on the free-scoring Parisians whose Mercato spending last summer tipped them as one of the favourites for the Champions League the draw also offers classic European encounters in Chelsea vs Barcelona and a clash of contrasting footballing ideologies in Juventus vs Tottenham Hotspur The likes of Manchester City Manchester United and Bayern Munich have been pitted against rather comfortable opponents but the Round of 16 have also thrown up certain low-key intriguing fixtures like – Porto vs Liverpool and Shakhtar Donetsk vs AS Roma – which are evenly-matched contests Europe’s premier competition has always been the playground for the elite European clubs with only Porto’s triumph under Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho in 2003/04 edition being the only instance when a club outside the ‘top four’ European domestic leagues won the competition in the last two decades Although UEFA has tried various measures to level the competitive field including the controversial Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations the gulf in class between the likes of Madrid and Bayern on one hand and Besiktas and Shakhtar Donetsk on the other has never been more apparent With concessions being made for the richer clubs throughout the spectrum especially with the recently proposed ‘four assured group stage spots to the four big leagues’ the newly implemented seeding system prior to the group-stage draws has come as a breath of fresh air The champions of the seven biggest leagues in Europe were named as the top seeds along with the Champions League winner as opposed to the previous seeding system which took into consideration the club co-efficient ratings “Football is about winning it’s about competition it’s about sporting merit I think it’s kind of a natural thing to give those who have won a competition a special treatment” the then-UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino had effusively praised the change in the seeding system In a constantly evolving European club football dynamic the UEFA has often found itself between a rock and a hard place when trying to contend with the bigger European clubs especially after the corruption scandal which left the top footballing administrative bodies in a position of weakness providing the richer clubs with the necessary clout While the current seeding system means that a club like Chelsea have to travel to Azerbaijan in the group stages or that the Scudetto champions Juventus come up against European giant killers Tottenham so early into the competition it somewhat levels the playing field for the likes of Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto The club coefficient rating system although a good indicator of the clubs’ consistency in European competitions failed to account for the emerging powerhouses For instance a struggling Arsenal were the top seeds in the group stage draw ahead of the Premier League champions Manchester City in 2015 As a result Manuel Pellegrini’s side was drawn into a difficult group which in turn hampered their overall run in the competition Not only does the current seeding system prevent such episodes it also ensures clubs like Shakhtar Donetsk – one of the dark horses this season – have a fair opportunity to make a deep run into the Champions League Like most business entities the Champions League thrives on the revenue generated from viewership and sponsorship While the estimated global TV audience of the UEFA Champions League this past season stood at the 350 million mark traditional sports programming has suffered spectacularly in the last few years with a worrisome decline in television viewership Madrid’s triumph over Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final in June 2017 was witnessed by a cumulative thirty million football fans in the United Kingdom Germany Italy and Spain alone but the dwindling viewership in the prior stages especially in the UK has been a cause of concern for the UEFA Although Premier League clubs do not rely heavily on the revenue generated from the ‘TV money pool’ in the Champions League because of their exponential growth in the domestic TV revenue in the last few years a lack of similar avenues for clubs belonging to other European nations make them somewhat dependent on the UEFA Champions League prize money as well as TV revenue for their source of income The seeding system again comes into play here – while there is always a risk that clashes of titans in the earlier knockout rounds dilute the competition in the later stages it also ensures the television channels have a healthy viewership ratings in the months of February and March thereby increasing the sponsorship potentials for the UEFA and raising its fascination to an outside viewer As more and more clubs enter the competitive fray slowly bridging the gap between the mid-level entrants and the true elite powerhouses the UEFA Champions League continues to evolve But for the common football fan the new seeding system implies your favourite club whether you support Shakhtar Donetsk or Real Madrid an equal chance of progressing to the last eight of the competition Royal Dutch Shell Plc is taking over BG Group Plc in a $70 billion deal the biggest the oil industry has seen in over a decade and the clearest sign yet of consolidation pressures caused by last years collapse in oil prices Heres what you need to know 1 Its a landmark moment for the sector Big mergers in the energy industry typically happen when it becomes cheaper to buy oil and gas reserves on the stock market than to drill for them BGs shares had fallen over 50% since January last year and there was no way Shell could develop a comparable portfolio of assets organically for less than what its paying for BG today Even if the number of potential candidates for such deals is smaller than it was 15 years ago the same logic will surely apply to some other oil and gas companies out there 2 Its not about size its about efficiency The last wave of oil mega-mergers was all about needing a bigger stronger balance sheet because in order to replace reserves oil majors were having to go to places which either involved more technological risks (like the Gulf of Mexico or Alaska) or political ones (like Russia Brazil and Kazakhstan) By contrast this merger is about squeezing costs out of the supply chain after a decade in which the industry got fat on the assumption that the demand of China and India for energy could never be satisfied Shell and BG need to ensure that returns to shareholders can be sustained (Shell was quick to promise higher cash dividends and a $25 billion share buyback program to justify its rationale) The two companies aim to save at least $25 billion a year in costs now and more in years to come One example of this is in Queensland north-east Australia where the two companies have big LNG projects relatively close to each other and where sharing infrastructure costs will improve the economics of both Shell had frozen its $20 billion Arrow project (a joint venture with Petrochina) in January while BG wrote $2 billion off its Queensland Curtis LNG project in December In all they expect to squeeze capital expenditure below $40 billion by 2016 from over $45 billion last year Although the deal will create a bigger gas producer than Exxon and by far western Europes largest integrated player it will be looking to shed $30 billion of non-core assets within three years In three years time the company may not end up being much bigger but it will be a lot leaner 3 This deal is arguably about gas more than it is about oil Both companies are big players in the fast-growing global trade in liquefied natural gas (LNG) a trade underpinned by the long-term imperatives of switching China and India to energy sources that pollute less than coal and giving Europe alternatives to Russian gas The combined company will be the biggest LNG producer in the world with a strong portfolio of as-yet undeveloped assets in East Africa and Australia 4 Its also about deep-water oil production Offshore is the other area of business that Shell and BG are prioritising In a joint presentation Wednesday they forecast that output from offshore could rise to nearly 600000 barrels a day by the end of the decade from just under 150000 b/d today To do that theyll need a big improvement in their fortunes in Brazil where the development of huge new discoveries has been hobbled by rampant corruption and cost inflation at their partner Petrobras 5 It most definitely isnt about US shale except inasmuch as cheap shale gas has undermined the math behind the two companies investments in importing LNG into the US (where they have no fewer than five regasification terminals) Neither company is a major player in shale from the lower 48 US states True BG has bought acreage in Texas Louisiana and Pennsylvania but it produces the equivalent of less than 60000 barrels of oil a day from them and has repeatedly put off spending big money on developing them This article first appeared on fortunecom Contact us at [email protected] draw for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 threw up some exciting clashes. 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