No public until 2021

first_imgJavier Tebas met this Wednesday with the First and Second clubs to explain the last meetings held with the CSD and the Federation that led to the famous Viana Pact last Sunday. The president of LaLiga, beyond recounting some details that have not been made public until the time of that appointment, looking like a truce, wanted to send a very forceful message to the presidents, CEOs or vice-presidents who were present at that telematic meeting : that they be putting themselves in the worst scenario facing the configuration of their next budgets. The realism, more than the pessimism, is due to the fact that the intention at the moment of the Government (the coronavirus could make it vary) is that there are no shows with the public, and therefore soccer, until 2021, the date by which it is hoped to have the long-awaited vaccine.Thebes stressed the importance of this fact. And not only for the purposes of calendar, audiovisual regulation, closed protocol protocols that they already have in their hands and it will be expanded, as revealed by AS, but by the incidence in terms of income from subscriptions and tickets. The clubs estimated for a month that, with this break in competition and despite the possible restart of football behind closed doors, 129.5 million would lose for these concepts in total (117 of them in First and 12.5 in Second). The First class would stop earning 38.8 million at the box office (they would stay at 95.5 of the 134.4 expected) and 2.6 the Second class (would win 7 of 9.6). As for fertilizers, the losses would be 78.1 million in the First (they would earn 194 million out of 272.1 expected) and 9.9 in the Second (28 of 37.9 would enter). This would only be part of the hole that awaits them since, with television included (500 million on the wire), LaLiga believes that its total losses could rise to 956 million, if this course is not played again, and 350 if it is done without an audience. Because, the clubs have already been designing and even publishing strategies to solve the problem with the 11 remaining days of the season. Some plan to return the proportional part to the members, such as the Real (20%), others study discounts in the next card, while some more claim that there is no disaffection and maintain loyalty and, instead of returning the money now, Allow your subscribers to watch as many games of the next campaign for free as they have been deprived in this campaign. This new scenario forces them to change their step, since they will not be able to sell tickets this summer, when the 2020-21 season ends, facing the next, nor at least sell tickets in the second half of this year. To this we must add that the benefits for the official stores, bars and restaurants, visits to museums and other concepts will not be able to be invoiced, with the effect that this will have on the cash register. All this will have a clear impact. According to the experts, there will be more clubs that will request the Temporary Employment Regulation Files. Until now only a few have reduced the working day due to force majeure, either to their staff, to the workers or to both: Barça, Atlético, Espanyol, Alavés, Valencia, Tenerife, Racing, Ponferradina, Albacete, Osasuna, Granada, Las Palmas … Now, between now and the end of the year, these ERTE could be extended for economic or production reasons, a justification that other clubs will surely hold on to that until now they had remained firm and had solved the crisis with some specific cuts.According to the sources consulted, Thebes began his speech before the clubs very seriously. So much that it made an impact. And not only for these data: “This is what I have been able to save from the Royal Decree … And I am not going to enter into evaluations.” Later, he gave details of how the meeting with Irene Irene Lozano and Luis Rubiales came about, coming to admit that he did not know anything until they called him the night before (23:00) and told him, with much secrecy, that he had to get a taxi at 10:00 the next day to go to a major summit. Without specifying what it consisted of. He even thought that it could be due to the calendar to return or the health protocol. Thebes reported that he was surprised when the destination was specified and that when they arrived they seized his mobile. “Although he did not say the specific word, there is the feeling that there was a lockdown there,” an important president assures AS.last_img read more

Local reservist returns from Iraq tour of duty

first_imgNeither sand storms, nor mortar fire nor random bombings kept 1st Sgt. Larry Montes from getting mail to thousands of soldiers in Iraq.The U.S. Army reservist, who oversaw postal operations at a base north of Baghdad, managed the processing of more than 8 million pounds of inbound mail, 2.5 million pounds of outbound mail and 473,006 pounds of redirected mail in addition to supervising five postal platoons.The base was frequently hit by mortar fire, but convoys that delivered the mail also faced dangers from roadside bombs and gunfire, said Montes, 46.Montes, who returned home and was reunited with his wife and four sons in Pico Rivera right before Christmas, earned the Bronze Star and a Good Conduct Medal.“I was surprised, because I didn’t go there to earn the Bronze Star,” he said. “My whole mission was distributing the mail, because mail is such a morale boost for the troops.”Montes was deployed for the postal mission in September 2004. He left for Iraq in December of that year.Montes enlisted in the Army soon after graduating from El Rancho High School in 1977. He was stationed in Germany from 1978 to 1981.A plumber in civilian life, he remained a reservist. In 1990 he was sent to Saudi Arabia to transport equipment and supplies from the port to the front lines during the Gulf War.There was no e-mail back then, making it tough on the reservist and his young family.“It was hard. We would go two or three weeks without a call or letter,” said his wife, Pat.Montes was again called to duty after 9/11. His job this time was to ensure that truckers carrying ammunition to Army or U.S. Navy bases across the United States made it safely to their destinations.He was called up again in September 2004, this time to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom.He still has two years left in the Army reserves but hopes to spend the time closer to home.“Adapting back to the military is not hard, but being away from my wife and sons is,” he said. “I just want to spend time with them now, going to movies, out to dinner and playing a lot of golf.” 698-0955, Ext. 3028 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more