Barcelona defeated Deportivo Cuenca and regained the lead

Argentine midfielder Damián Díaz and Paraguayan Williams Riveros scored in Barcelona’s 2-0 victory over Deportivo Cuenca, this November 19, 2020, in a match that closed the eighth round of LigaPro. The meeting was played at the Monumental Stadium in Guayaquil.

Barcelona added 17 points and climbed to the top of the table of locations for the second stage. With this, the Canarian team regained favoritism for winning the phase to try to reach the quota for the final, where Liga de Quito is already.

The Canaries dominated throughout the match on the Guayaquil stage against a rival who sought victory from the beginning. The locals also benefited from having one more player from minute 31 after the expulsion of Rafael Viotti, one of the best of the Azuayan team. Later, at minute 56, Manuel Aguirre, from the Azuayan cast, was expelled.

The expulsions further complicated the performance of the Azuayos, who had to defend themselves on the Monumental court in search of a counterattack.

However, the local victory was achieved in just four minutes when Díaz finished off after a cross from Adonis Preciado, who performed well in the commitment. The visitors barely reacted when Riveros rose in the area after a corner kick and with a strong header he defeated goalkeeper Brian Heras.

On the next date, the ninth of the second stage, Barcelona will visit Orense. Instead, Cuenca will be local to Sociedad Deportiva Aucas.


Racing, for the recovery against Arsenal

Racing, with two defeats in a row, an alarming inefficiency and many injuries, are playing against Arsenal a large part of their chances of qualifying for the championship phase of the League Cup.

The match on date 3 of Zone 1 will be played from 6:45 p.m. at the Presidente Perón stadium, in Avellaneda, with the arbitration of Pablo Echavarría and televised by Fox Sports Premium.

Hours before, and by Zone 4, Lanús will be measured with a Newell’s that does not start. The match between “Grana” and “Lepra” will start at 4.15pm, in the Fortaleza, will have Pablo Dovalo as referee and TNT Sports televising.


Boca goes for another compliment with the return of Villa and the Academy will pursue the recovery

The campus xeneize when arriving in Rosario yesterday afternoon / Boca press

Boca, with a successful debut in the Professional League Cup, will visit Newell’s Old Boys, which began its campaign with a defeat, in a match valid for the second date of Zone 4 of the Argentine soccer first division tournament.

The game will be played tonight from 9:15 p.m. at the Coloso Marcelo Bielsa stadium, in Rosario’s Independence Park, will be refereed by Mauro Vigliano and televised by the Fox Sports Premium signal.

The “Xeneize” team led by Miguel Ángel Russo began its participation in the domestic tournament with a victory over Lanús (2-1) as a visitor, although it is clear that the real objective is the Copa Libertadores de América, and the crosses of eighth of final that will animate with Internacional de Porto Alegre.

In any case, the prolonged hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, which kept football paralyzed between March and August, caused a lack of rhythm in some players and that is why Russo wants to test tactical systems and variants to get the best possible against the Brazilian team .

In that sense, the presence of Edwin Cardona in the starting line-up is one of Boca’s novelties in recent games, although in Rosario the sights will be on another Colombian, striker Sebastián Villa, a figure in the team that was champion of the Super League. in March and without official minutes in the second semester, due to the judicial situation for gender violence in which he is involved, accused by his ex-partner, Daniela Cortés.


Racing, beaten after being thrashed at home in the debut by Atlético Tucumán, will try to return to the victory by visiting Unión who arrives toned from Ecuador by advancing to the round of 16 of the South American Cup, in a match for the second date of the Zone 1 of the League Cup.

The match will be played at 6:45 p.m. at the 15 de Abril stadium in the city of Santa Fe.

Meanwhile, in the first turn, for Zone 1 they will also play, but from 11 o’clock, Arsenal-Atlético Tucumán. The leader is the Tucumán team with three units, followed by Arsenal, and Unión with one and Racing without points.


Bielsa and Leeds United go for recovery

November 7, 2020 – 02:45
Loco’s team visits Crystal Palace for the Premier, at 12, after the defeat suffered at the hands of Leicester.

Leeds United, led by Marcelo Bielsa, will try today, from 12 o’clock in our country, to vindicate themselves after the bad passage of the last date of the Premier League when they fell categorically thrashed in less than Leicester, by 4 to 1, at the home of the Crazy team.

On this occasion, the recently promoted English soccer player will try to get back into the fight of the top squad when he visits Crystal Palace.

The eighth date of the Premier started yesterday with the victory of Southampton by 2 to 0 against Newcastle, a triumph that allowed them to temporarily catch up with the leader Liverpool (visit Manchester City tomorrow) at the top.

In the other meeting yesterday, Brighton, in which Alexis Mac Allister did not leave the substitute bench, drew in their stadium without opening the scoring with Burnley.

The date will continue today with three other games: Everton-Manchester United (9.30, Argentine time); Chelsea-Sheffield United (14.30 in our country) and West Ham-Fulham (at 17).


International policy and corporate strategy vis-à-vis European recovery funds | Business schools

At this time, 2021 is uncertain. Elections in the United States have lasted several days and have generated confusion among voters and the media. In the European Union, the European Recovery Funds do not finish arriving because there is no Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021-2017. Without Marco, the Funds will be effectively delayed until spring. And Brexit is not over. Boris Johnson is chasing an injury time victory and everything indicates that on December 31 we will have problems implementing the agreements. The list of uncertain events continues, be it due to the growing problems on the border between China and India, doubts about the privacy offered by 5G technology from China, the slow economic recovery of Latin America or the outcome of the war in Syria . No matter where you look: the map shows a multitude of territories, populations and governments with problems that will affect the income statement and corporate strategy. I mean that the effects of the perpetual crisis in which we seem to be installed affects the global supply chain, patents and intellectual property, the irruption of political consumption, protectionism and tariffs, artificial barriers to trade, access to raw materials or digital transformation. For this reason, top management has to understand why international politics is embedded in strategic decisions and how communication plays a role.

In this sense, the executive management of organizations has incorporated intangible management elements at an accelerated pace and faces management and administration problems. The tangible elements of the firm are common, they are found in all markets, they can be bought, sold and insured against the unexpected. In contrast, intangible assets grow exponentially, are complicated to manage, are easily lost and there is no way to insure them in the face of uncertainty.. For this reason, consulting firms and advisory firms have embarked on 360-degree strategies, abandoning the conventional view of public relations or tax advice. In the liquid world, all aspects are connected and companies that do not understand the continuity of the general direction to financing, product or operations will be disoriented in a difficult year.

Among all the corporate news, I have been interested in the communication companies occupying a relevant role in the accompaniment and advisory tasks in the execution of the Next Generation EU funds. Juan Carlos Blanco, journalist and consultant for organizations, explained it well a few days ago: “We shouldn’t be surprised. Communication agencies have long been much more than communication agencies. Most of them have understood that if they have to advise their clients to be able to adapt quickly to more uncertain, complex and flexible environments, they have to lead by example themselves. And if they have to change, they have to change as soon as possible and in the direction set by the circumstances in which we live. “

The pending transformation affects governments, companies and consulting firms. Faced with the crisis of the industrial model, European funds represent the lever that can force the creation of new value, the famous blue oceans of innovation and wealth creation. Miguel Ferre, senior partner at Kreab, explains how much is at stake: “At this juncture it is vital that the effect caused by the Recovery Fund -Next Generation EU- becomes opportunities for Spanish companies as soon as possible. The implementation of the funds will force companies to present efficient projects, and the government will have to tackle ambitious reforms. If this happens quickly, GDP growth rates of around 10% are feasible. The challenge for the Spanish economy is the speed of execution of these programs. The bureaucratic processing of the projects, European and Spanish, can lower this objective of GDP growth ”. This function is the one that interests large consulting firms, launched to create initiatives, coordinate proposals and adjust the ideas of senior management in tangible projects.

Miguel Ferre completes his argument with a new task for managers, which is to collaborate with the country project. “In this context, Spain must establish lasting and stable criteria for its participation in the European project and for this it is essential that the two parties with the vocation and capacity to govern agree on this transversal position that cannot be altered, whoever governs” . I share this concern with Ferre to the extent that the conventional lobby is no longer relevant. To be influential, the company’s action has to be public, known and referenced. Faced with the European opportunity, organizations must be able to articulate a discourse of modernization and transformation and support the great debates in the country (education, health, innovation, technology, infrastructures). The shared agenda of concerns allows the establishment of a kind of public-private collaboration. The diagnosis has to be shared. It is another matter for the government to decide which policies it prioritizes or how it finances them.

The strategy is structured on credibility and reputation. They are the two pillars of influence in international society and the gateway to new business opportunities. And the main tool is communication, the written word or activity on social networks. It is a phenomenon on the rise. “CEOs are under pressure to speak up. When we are dealing with matters on the political agenda, it can lead to loss of stakeholder confidence “, explains the consultant Maria Jose Martinez Vial from Switzerland, where he observes that “purpose is the pillar of credibility.” In the McLuhan way, the message is strategy.

Faced with the divorce between real politics and power, the company aspires to control the effects of political decisions on the management agenda. If uncertainty is discounted, Ferre advocates prudence. “Changes are going to be inevitable, and all stakeholders need to make sure they are prepared.” But it doesn’t look like it’s going to be a thornless path for top management. Let’s be worried optimists.


‘Being alive makes me very sensitive,’ says Mexican diabetic cured of covid-19

Luis Diaz he has succeeded. He is one of 640,000 people who have recovered from the covid-19 in Mexico, and he has achieved it despite having diabetes. “Knowing that I’m alive still makes me very sensitive. Even seeing a mariposa makes me cry“, he says moved after having come out of his hospitalization.

He lives in Juchitán, in the southern state of Oaxaca, which accumulates just over 20,000 cases and almost 1,600 deaths. He says he is still afraid of consequences that he coronavirus may cause you. “I’m in therapy so my lungs do not be so affected, “he says this Saturday, October 24, 2020 in an interview with Efe.

Luis, an architect by profession, had to see closely the tension that you live in mexican hospitals due to the expansion of the pandemic, which already amounts to Mexico 880,000 infections and 88,000 deaths; and the lack of sanitary supplies, because “sometimes the doctors didn’t even have masks, but they continued to do their job,” he says.

He acknowledges that he still has many blackouts of his hospitalization but what he does not forget is how distressing the symptoms of “not being able to breathe, and the fear of being intubated” were. “We know that many at that stage no longer fight it,” he admits.

The threat of diabetes

Before the coronavirus, Luis had already felt closely the death. In September 2017, a powerful earthquake hit the municipality where he lives. Thousands of houses were damaged, including the hospital Macedonio Benitez, in which this year it was treated, it was totally destroyed.

“After that I was diagnosed with diabetes. I was 37 years old,” he says.

When the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus arrived Mexico At the end of February, Luis knew that due to his illness he had to take extreme care. However, due to its job had to go to public procedures, where many people attended.

“I think that in one of those I got infected, even though I always carried mask and mask “, he recalls.

His symptoms started as a simple cold, but they got complicated, his oxygen saturation dropped and had to be hospitalized.

“One of the problems is that I arrived with 350-400 glucose -when normal indices are 130- and they had to take care of that, in addition to the covid, “he says.

Remember that the doctors had low expectations of his case, even three or four times he was about to be intubated. “In the end we avoided it, I don’t know if it was luck or miracle,” he says.

Despite the fact that the hospital had the necessary staff and equipment to deal with cases like his, he affirms that they lacked medicines, which he had to achieve on his own but considers that that effort was the one that saved his life.

Thanks to access to a cell phone to communicate with his family “at no time did I feel alone. The emotional part in those moments is the difference for the people who are hospitalized,” he acknowledges.

Life after covid-19

After 20 days of hospitalization, Luis was discharged but says that the covid-19 it has marked his life.

“I am emotionally very sensitive. It’s worth it everything, the air, the sun, something that you cannot have when you are hospitalized there, “he says.

Physically, has lost mobility and strength. “Even opening a bottle is still impossible,” he says. But he is afraid of the scars that the coronavirus has left on his body, especially his lungs.

He still works to be able to breathe better.

He says that the key to having won this battle, while thousands of people in Mexico and the world have not been able to do it, it was timely medical care.

“The economic and emotional blow is very strong. I had the liquidity to get the drugs, but many others do not even have the possibility of care, so it is important to continue taking care of ourselves,” he says.

Luis hopes that his testimony will help people to become aware of the seriousness of this condition. “We will not get over this disease If we continue minimizing the risk and damages. Being unprotected will always bring consequences “, he reflects.


London and Brussels must find a way out that helps the recovery | Opinion

The EU heads of government yesterday supported the extension of the round of talks that Brussels has with London in order to regulate trade relations between both parties before the end of the year, the date on which Brexit enters fully into force. Despite the Council’s pleasure and the determined European will to do everything possible to close a friendly exit of the United Kingdom from the EU, it seems increasingly difficult to achieve that goal. The Council itself yesterday urged the Commission to design possible unilateral contingency measures of a limited duration if Brexit finally ends without an agreement, and there are already several voices that consider the negative outcome of the negotiations as probable. Both the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and the Italian President, Giuseppe Conte, have warned that the pact with London cannot be reached at any price, while French President Emmanuel Macron openly acknowledged the possibility that the divorce could take place at the bravas.

The EU guidelines for the negotiation have correct and clearly marked red lines: those established in the withdrawal agreement and in the protocols signed by London and Brussels, which remain fully in force and must be respected. The unusual decision of the British Government to promote a law that breaks with some points of the agreement, mainly those related to commercial activity on the border with Northern Ireland, has become a bone of contention with enough potential to burst the long negotiating path traveled so far in London and Brussels.

Europe must stand firm in defending an agreement that has been widely discussed and negotiated with the United Kingdom and that contains the roadmap on which the commercial relationship between the EU and the British must be built. However, and without departing from that framework, which is fully legitimate, Brussels must also do everything possible to avoid a rupture that could seriously damage the European economy, mired in a crisis of historic dimensions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Both the EU and the United Kingdom are enduring the scourge of an unprecedented recession not only because of its intensity, but also because of the extraordinary uncertainty it has sown in all European economies. Faced with a scenario like this, it is necessary more never to call for responsibility and cooperation to design trade rules of the game that will help the recovery of the whole of Europe instead of hindering it.


Economy.- The Recovery Plan will create 880,000 jobs in three years, 15 positions for every million euros invested

Pre-crisis GDP levels will recover in early 2022


The Government foresees the creation of some 15 jobs for every million euros invested in the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, which will entail the investment of 72,000 million euros between 2021 and 2023, with the creation of up to 880,000 jobs in the period , some 80,000 more jobs than announced by the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, last Wednesday.

This is clear from the Government’s report on the situation of the Spanish economy, collected by Europa Press and which accompanies the agreement of the Council of Ministers to establish the limit of non-financial spending of the State Budget for 2021, known as the ‘spending ceiling’, which increased by 53.7%, to 196,097 million euros, including extraordinary transfers to the Autonomous Communities (13,486 million) and Social Security (18,396 million) and part of European funds (27,436 million).

The new macroeconomic picture of the Government foresees a fall in GDP of 11.2% this year, with an unemployment rate of 17.1%, and contemplates a growth of 7.2% in 2021, which could reach 9.8% taking into account European funds, together with an unemployment rate of 16.9%. The public deficit will climb to 11.3% of GDP this year and the deficit reference rate is 7.7% in 2021, with an estimate that public debt will climb to 118% of GDP this year.

The Executive details that the set of plans and reforms implemented has an “eminently transformative orientation of the productive and social fabric”, with a long-term vocation, taking the potential growth of GDP above 2%.

The long-term impact of the plan for the year 2030 may involve an increase in the potential GDP of the economy of between 4 and 5 tenths, which would allow it to be above 2%, according to the Government’s forecasts. Digital plans will account for 50% of the improvement.

Additionally, it estimates that it will have a short-term impact as a boost to demand through the injection of public funds, which will allow the recovery of the pre-Covid growth path by the end of 2023.

In parallel to the absorption of the funds, the Plan will suppose a “significant boost for the economy,” says the Executive, since it calculates that the simulated measures will allow a faster recovery of pre-crisis GDP levels in early 2022.

The forecasts contemplate that the GDP will be 6 percentage points above the level that would have been reached in 2023 without the Plan. The multiplier for the year 2021 is 1.2, although it is very heterogeneous between the different plans, especially digital ones and investment in R&D, with multipliers around 2.

In aggregate terms, the employment generated by the plan could reach 880,000 jobs after three years, which would be equivalent to about 15 jobs for every million euros invested.

This estimate is higher than the 800,000 jobs predicted by the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, last Wednesday during the presentation of the plan, although the Vice President of the Government, Nadia Calviño, already said that the estimate was “prudent.”


Similarly, the report points out that expectations about the production of an effective vaccine have been improving “exponentially” in recent months, with more than 300 projects underway around the world, including 9 in phase 3, prior to mass production, adding that the World Health Organization (WHO) hopes that widespread vaccination could begin as of 2021.

Therefore, the Government maintains that if it is not delayed beyond that date, “a large part of the population could be vaccinated throughout the second half of 2021, allowing a return to normality.”

On the contrary, it warns that if there are unforeseen difficulties in the development of effective vaccines, the period of coexistence with the virus “should be prolonged, maintaining certain restrictions, although localized and sporadic, that would limit the levels of use of productive capacity, particularly in some sectors of special relevance for Spain, such as tourism, hospitality or commerce “.


The report also warns that the productive specialization of the economy and the duality of the Spanish labor market may pose an “additional risk” in the event of prolonging the health ‘shock’ beyond what was initially planned, which would lead to health problems. business solvency and hysteresis.

However, it ensures that these risks are being tackled with the measures adopted in recent months within the framework of the shock plan and the recovery plan and will be addressed in the coming quarters with the structural measures and investments included in the Recovery Plan. and Resilience.

Finally, it also refers to the possibility of a no-deal Brexit as a risk, which “could worsen the growth prospects of the Spanish economy for the next few years”, as it is an “important economic partner.”

Although from a commercial point of view, Spain’s exposure is somewhat lower than the average for the euro area, constituting just over 3% of GDP, the United Kingdom is currently the fifth destination for Spanish exports and the main emitter of tourists to Spain.

On a financial level, Spain’s exposure to the British country is somewhat lower than the euro zone average, although it is also “very significant.” Spanish foreign assets and liabilities vis-à-vis the United Kingdom amounted to 16.5% and 17.2% of GDP in 2019, respectively.