The Euro’s by Numbers

The knockout stages are completed, with some teams already packing their bags and heading home with their brief dreams of lifting the trophy over. Yet for the 16 teams that remain, that dream of glory is still there, with more excitement and frenzy to look forward to in their quest for Euro glory. Euro 2016 is proving to be as exciting and unpredictable as any tournament of recent years, but what about the numbers, what it the cost of hosting the tournament, how does it really all add up.

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UK Credit, who offer guarentor loans that help those who may have trouble finding other sorts of credit, and are highly rated on trust pilot (9.5/10), have been looking into the high cost of football at the Euros on their supberb ‘Money Life’ blog, and their findings make for interesting reading. They have looked at just how much France has paid out to have that home advantage, and what other costs have to come into play. Taking into account everything from the number of players ar the tournament, to the stadiums being used, the numbers surrounding Euro 2016, are, not surprisingly, huge.

The Euro 2016 tournament has played host to 552 players, playing 51 matches, making up 24 teams. The matches take place in 10 different cities, in ten different stadiums, the smallest being Toulouse with a capacity of 33,000, the largest being the magnificient Stade de France in Paris, which can hold 80,000. Having enough state of the art stadiums accounts for some of the cost of the Euro’s, with a staggering 1.66 billion euros being spent on new stadiums, and another 40million spent on renovating existing stadiums.

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But stadiums are not the whole story. A big issue this Euro’s has been the security situation, with France on high alert for terrorism in the wake of the Bataclan and Charlie Hebdo attacks. Football was targeted in November, with bombs going off outside the Stade de France, so security has been increased. Unfortunately this has not stopped flares and fireworks being taken into the grounds, or violence and vandalism outside the grounds, which will further add to the cost of the Euro’s.

In total, it is reckoned that the 2016 Euro’s will eventually cost France somewhere in the region of 2.12billion for the privilege of hosting, but there is no doubt that they are a moneyspinner too, with sponsorship rights, television rights, the sales of beer, food and flags and tourismall adding to the coffers, Whether the profits outweigh the cost remains to be seen, but if France go on to win, I’m sure national pride will say it was worth every penny.

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3 Main Reasons Parents Should Draft a Will

Writing a will is something that most parents put less importance with regard to their priorities. In fact, some people don’t know that a will is an essential legal document that helps secure their children’s future as well as their entire family’s well-being. It is something that people need to prepare while they are still alive.

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As parents, you have to ensure that your children are always safe and you provide them all the things that they need all the time. Their future should be assured just in case you leave them unexpectedly. Hence, you have to draft a will with the aid of a legal expert as soon as possible.

While I was considering writing a will and testament, it was online that I found a law firm that helped me decide whether to get one. I found this site: www.challengeawillnsw.com.au, which helped me answer my questions about wills. I have yet to contact them but I have told my friends in Australia about it, and they are thinking of hiring them. If you are not living in Australia, you can find a good law firm online to help you.

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So, why do I think a will and testament is important, here are the reasons:

Children

With every parent’s life, children are the most important people to consider. This is why you have to think about their welfare at all times. You have promised a long lasting duty to support and love them, so make sure to fulfill it. In the event that you haven’t made procurement for their guardianship upon your demise, then the law and court will choose for you. And if you don’t want that to happen, simply compose a will with the goal that you can be the one to choose who will best bring up and cherish your children when you are no longer around.

Estate Taxes

It is no surprise that estate taxes eat up a portion of the cash you leave behind. The elected and state government get a bit of your money and when your estate winds up in probate court, since you didn’t leave a will, the lump taken out will be considerably higher on account of lawful expenses. Thus, make a will now to avoid other people from benefiting from it. Despite the fact that you can’t thoroughly evade the charges, you can still lessen them by placing directions in your will to concede endowments to people or place cash in trust funds.

Assets

Without a will, your assets will be isolated up with no information from you. Regardless of the possibility that you don’t have truckloads of money, your possessions will be divvied out with no respect to your desires if you do not draft a will. The probate court will utilize a pre-determined legal formula to choose who receives what and the amount they get. Try not to leave your wealth at risk. It is best to take control of what happens with your properties by understanding your last will and testament as soon as possible.

A will is a very important document to everyone, especially to all parents from across the globe. You need to guarantee your family’s welfare when something unnecessary happens to you. Therefore, writing a will lets you secure your family as well as all your properties.