The board studies asking for more cuts to the Barça squad

first_imgHowever, in the absence of specifying these variables, within the Blaugrana board of directors there are a number of managers who were not satisfied with the agreement reached with the staff, which they consider insufficient.According to the agreement reached, Barcelona would save with the reduction of the first template about 14 million monthly in payroll, an amount that for many does not fix anything. This sector of the board that is in favor of renegotiating looks in the mirror of other teams such as Bayern Munich (which has cut 20 percent of its players’ record) or Juventus (which has cut 90 million) and they consider that this is the horizon that the Blaugrana set must set.Therefore, once this state of alarm is over, the various scenarios proposed by the technicians will be studied and the request to a second downgrade to the squad.And seeing how the negotiation of the first ended, which culminated in the statement made by Messi on behalf of the entire team in which he showed the discomfort of the dressing room having been singled out and “under the microscope” by the board, this new negotiation could be even more delicate. As expected, the economic negotiation between the Barcelona board and the first team squad has not ended with the agreement that was made public last Monday. whereby the Barça players accepted the reduction of 70 percent of their salary while the state of alarm lasted. In this agreement, in addition, the footballers added an additional two percent so that the employees did not lose purchasing power by the ERTE that will also be applied to them and that the club is scheduled to present today at the Department of Treball of the Generalitat. The blaugrana board could ask the players for a further downgrade to overcome the economic situation, since the first effort may be insufficient.Miguel Rico publishes in Mundo Deportivo that President Josep Maria Bartomeu has commissioned the club’s executives with a report on the scenarios that Barcelona can face once the first phase of the health crisis caused by the coronavirus is overcome.This study will not be ready until May and depends on several factors. such as whether it will be played open door or closed door, television rights will be charged in full and if not in what percentage, or if you can return to the economic activity of selling T-shirts or visiting the Camp Nou and what level these activities will be carried out, since the return to the activity will be progressive.last_img read more

Longer Looks More TV Characters With Mental Illness

first_imgLonger Looks: More TV Characters With Mental Illness This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. Every week reporter Ankita Rao selects interesting reading from around the Web.Time: Hey, Obamacare Complainers: Regular Insurance Has Tons Of Glitches, Too Whether you’re one of the 50 percent or so of Americans who already have private health insurance (mostly through an employer, as I do) or one of those who may now turn to the exchanges to buy coverage, the bureaucracy is often maddening. Sure, the Affordable Care Act may seem opaque and unwieldy, but make no mistake: Employer-provided healthcare—which offers plans by the very same companies now on the exchanges—is equally Byzantine. No wonder that only 22 percent of American consumers reported themselves as satisfied with the health care system in a 2012 survey (Randye Hoder, 10/9). Gawker: Applying for Health Insurance: Before And After Obamacare (Video) One popular Republican talking point asserts that the Affordable Care Act is unnecessary at its core because it replaces a system that was just fine the way it was. John Green of Vlogbrothers fame decided to put that trope to the test by signing up for health insurance twice: Once using the “old” system (i.e., through a health insurance provider), and once using Obamacare’s newly launched “Health Insurance Marketplace.” What Green found was that, despite HealthCare.gov’s acknowledged glitchiness, it took him less than an hour to sign up for insurance. By comparison, the “old way” took over twice as long and would have likely taken much longer had Green not come prepared to answer 25 pages worth of invasive medical history questions ranging from “has the applicant received a moving violation” to “has the applicant in the last 10 years discussed surgery” (Neetzan Zimmerman, 10/8). Time: Homeland And Bipolar Disorder: How TV Characters Are Changing The Way We View Mental Illness Convinced that her medication for bipolar disorder clouded her judgment, Homeland’s protagonist began the show’s third season self-medicating with exercise and alternative therapies. And doctors say that decision, along with others Carrie Mathison has made concerning her condition, are influencing the way real patients are approaching the mental illness. Once a taboo topic, mental illness is an increasingly prominent plot line on television, … The portrayals can be a double-edged sword, however, as they raise awareness of the realities of living with mental illness while frequently focusing on some of the more extreme symptoms and therapies (Alexandra Sifferlin, 10/9). The Atlantic: U.S. Women Are Dying Younger Than Their Mothers, And No One Knows WhyWhether you think the Affordable Care Act is the right solution or a dangerous step toward tyranny, it’s hard to dispute that the U.S. health-care system is broken. … growing health disadvantages have disproportionately impacted women over the past three decades, especially those without a high-school diploma or who live in the South or West. In March, a study published by the University of Wisconsin researchers David Kindig and Erika Cheng found that in nearly half of U.S. counties, female mortality rates actually increased between 1992 and 2006, compared to just 3 percent of counties that saw male mortality increase over the same period (Grace Wyler, 10/7).Dr. Kevin Campbell: Exploring The Leadership Potential Of Three Little Words: Applying ‘I Don’t Know’ To MedicineRecently I read an interesting article on leadership published at Inc.com.  Although most of the journal is focused on those in business, many of the pieces on leadership are very applicable to those of us in Medicine.  In this article author Curt Hanke writes about the inspiration and leadership positives found in the three simple words:  “I Don’t Know.” On first blush, we may think that a leader speaking these words may no longer inspire confidence and may lose the support of his or her troops.  However, as Mr. Hanke goes on to detail, the words “I Don’t Know” may provide inspiration and motivate teams to perform even better (Dr. Kevin R. Campbell, 10/7).WeNews: Closure of Bronx Maternity Ward Stirs Activist IreIn the borough with the city’s highest maternal mortality rate, two women in labor in August died at Jacobi Medical Center, a public hospital in the Bronx, N.Y. Days later, health authorities closed a highly regarded maternity care center nearby and shifted patients and staff to Jacobi, a decision that has riled health and community activists. … Giving staff and patients just three days’ notice, North Central Bronx Hospital ended after 36 years its maternity care services on Aug. 12. All of the hospital’s maternity care services, including a prenatal clinic, were transferred to Jacobi Medical Center, a 10-minute-taxi-ride away but at least 50 minutes for those relying on public transportation (Crystal Lewis, 10/7).Slate: Deadly DisbeliefTommy Morrison, once the heavyweight boxing champion of the world, died of AIDS last month. His case, however, was not typical for someone with HIV: He and his wife, Trisha, denied he had the infection to the bitter end. In fact, not only did they deny that Morrison was infected, they denied that HIV causes AIDS at all. And it’s not even clear that they think the condition called AIDS actually exists. … But the Morrisons’ vigorous denial that AIDS is caused by a transmissible virus, called HIV, falls well outside mainstream thinking. In their nonbelief, however, they are not alone (Kent Sepkowitz, 10/8).last_img read more