Tag: budget

Catalans Dragons ditch budget travel as Super League collapses scrum

Paris (AFP) – Rugby League enters a new era on Sunday with scrums abandoned amidst the coronavirus, plans made to speed up play and cash-conscious French club Catalans Dragons reluctantly ditching budget travel.

Super League kicks off with champions St Helens facing the Dragons and Huddersfield playing Leeds Rhinos.

Scrums, rarely the set-piece physical test of strength which so dominates rugby union, will be scrapped from the 13-a-side code.

It’s chiefly on health grounds after research showed that the “micro-climate” of at least six players in such close proximity numerous times a game increased potential virus transmission.

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Cuts, deferrals and delays to cut the budget by $54.3 billion

Gov. Newsom delays planned pre-K offerings and expanded health coverage, dips into reserves and cuts state pay. And a county already plagued by environmental-driven health issues suffers disproportionately from the coronavirus. Plus: Stick around for stories that remind us growth isn’t always easy.

It’s Arlene Martínez, rounding up some of the day’s biggest news. 

But first, black oil sunflower seeds and other ways I’ll bring all the birds to my yard. 

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