report: Bayer faces billions in comparison with glyphosate plaintiffs
According to a newspaper report, the chemical company Bayer is about to make a billion dollar comparison with glyphosate plaintiffs in the USA. There is already an agreement ready for signature. © Getty Images / AFP / P. Huguen Provided by Deutsche Welle According to a newspaper report, the agricultural chemicals and pharmaceuticals company Bayer has lashed a billion dollar settlement with the plaintiffs in the United States over the weed killer glyphosate .
Because of the corona crisis, the cup finalists FC Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen receive less money from the German Football Association than originally planned. "We only pay out shares in the marketing proceeds," said DFB treasurer Stephan Osnabrügge in Frankfurt on Friday at the presentation of the 2019 annual balance sheet -Bundestag part. Just because ticket revenue ceases to exist, it is imperative to “deviate from the amounts set before the season”, Osnabrügge emphasized. "If we get less in, we can only distribute less." The final will be held in front of empty ranks this Saturday in the Berlin Olympic Stadium. Last year, Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig each received 3.3 million euros for the final. Of this, 700,000 euros each came from the audience revenues, which are now no longer available. According to Osnabrügge, the effects of the pandemic on the 2020/21 cup competition are not yet foreseeable. «At the moment this is completely speculative. We depend on the state requirements, »said the DFB treasurer. «We hope for the best, especially for the amateur clubs. For me, a 1st cup main round without a spectator is a cruel performance. »
Lionel Messi calls Barcelona 'weak' after Real Madrid win La Liga title .
Lionel Messi was harshly critical of Barca after their rivals Real Madrid notched their first La Liga title since 2017 on Thursday. Barcelona's shocking 2-1 defeat to Osasuna coupled with Real's 2-1 victory over Villarreal dropped Barca to seven points beneath the champions with one match remaining on the domestic calendar.Per ESPN's Sam Marsden, Messi was brutally honest about his club after the loss amid rumors that he could leave the Spanish giants when the summer transfer window opens."We didn't expect or want it to end in this way, but it's a reflection of our season.