Copa del Rey: Zaragoza-Madrid and Barcelona-Leganés, in eighths

first_imgAs for the survivors of the Second Division, Zaragoza will have to face their faces with those of Zidane, Mirandés with Sevilla, Lightning will be measured at Villarreal and Tenerife will receive Athletic. As they have reached the eighth most LaLiga Santander team than lower categories, they have had to face four First teams against each other, such as the Barcelona-Leganés and Real Sociedad-Osasuna. The sixteen winners in this round will get a ticket for the fourths, which will be played on February 4, 5 and 6. But it will be a round whose raffle will be carried out in a pure way, except for the condition of playing in the field of the lower category team. That is, if two Second or Second B clubs pass they could face each other and they would no longer be forced to measure themselves with a higher level, which could ensure a modest in the semifinals. Pairs of the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey Badajoz – GranadaCultural – ValenciaTenerife – AthleticZaragoza – Real MadridMirandés – SevilleLightning – VillarrealBarcelona -LeganésReal Sociedad – Osasuna The new Copa del Rey does not stop surprises for Spanish football. The round of 16 of Copa del Rey, whose tie will be played on January 28, 29 and 30, has matched Zaragoza with Real Madrid and Leganés with Barcelona.The new format of the KO tournament with a single match has been devastating for top-level teams. Only ten First Division clubs remain alive in the competition, while four from Second and two from Second B (Cultural Leonesa and Badajoz) survive. The Cultural, which comes from giving the biggest bell of the tournament eliminating the extension of Atlético de Madrid, will face Valencia, the champion of the tournament, in the Kingdom of León. On the other hand, Badajoz, executioner of Eibar de Mendilibar, will face Granada. last_img read more

UKs broken cash system needs overhaul

first_imgLONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s system for cash is “broken” and needs a fundamental rethink to avoid vulnerable people being cut off, lawmakers and regulators said on Tuesday. London best pest control “The national system for people to have access to their cash via machines is basically broken,” said Nicky Morgan, chair of parliament’s Treasury Select Committee.Currently banks effectively subsidise uneconomic cash machines through the “interchange” fee set by Link.The Payment Systems Regulator and Link locked horns last year over closures of “protected” or uneconomic cash machines, and Link’s plan to cut the interchange fee in phases.“We have agreed the whole system needs to be looked at afresh,” PSR Chair, Charles Randell, told the committee.Regulators could “hold the line” for now, but the demand for cash may decline even faster as people switch to contactless payments, Randell said.This raised the question of whether future subsidies could still come from the commercial sector, or if some cash machines should be a “universal” service funded by the public, Randell said.The banking sector has already back-tracked on plans to ditch cheques, and faces lawmaker ire over branch closures.Separately, consumer campaign group Which? said that 3,000 cash machines vanished from Britain’s streets in the last six months of 2018 and called on the government to set up a new regulator to oversee cash. There were still over 60,000 ATMs in Britain at the end of last year, Which said.UK Finance, which represents banks, said lenders were investing in the cash machine network to ensure continuity of service when ATMs are no longer commercially viable to operate.PSR Chief Executive Hannah Nixon told lawmakers the watchdog has been clear to Link that it must maintain interchange fees at a level that keeps ATMs in remote areas open.Nixon, who is standing down this year, said there was now a process in place to head off closures of protected ATMs, and that cash and cheques were here to stay as long as people wanted them.The payments system was “as ready as it could be” in the event of Britain leaving the European Union next month with no transition deal, Nixon said.But there was no clarity on whether it would become more expensive for people travelling in the EU to use their payment cards if there was no Brexit deal, Randell said.last_img read more