Everton confirms third injury loss for James Rodríguez and Mina, Premier League | Premier League

Well, it was not such a “small problem” that, whatever it is, that James Rodríguez is out of Everton’s plans in the Premier League.

This Wednesday coach Carlo Ancelotti announced that the left-hander is missing his third game in line due to an injury that has not been explained. The DT said it was just a “little problem”. Well, it doesn’t seem like that anymore.

James was absent from the duel against Aston Villa at Goodison Park (loss 1-2) and then against West Ham (victory 0-1) and precisely in the first game, during the warm-up, he felt some discomfort that took him out of the race.

Ancelotti also confirmed another sensitive loss, that of defender Yerry Mina, who retired from the field with a muscle problem precisely in the victory against West Ham.

“He started training on Friday with the group after the game, I hope he is ready against Sheffield United. I cannot risk it tomorrow. He will train this Friday and Saturday and if he is well, he will play against Sheffield,” the Italian coach limited himself to saying. No details about what is wrong with him, no more questions.

In this way, it will be necessary to continue missing the bit of magic in the attack that the ‘toffee’ fans expected in this season auction that continues to be a huge question for the left-hander, a victim of constant injuries right now, who need it so much.

The concern for the two players of course also reaches Colombia, which in three weeks will have the return of the Qualifiers to Qatar 2022 and in a month, the Copa América.


Legal uncertainty after Brexit weighs on British investments in Spain | Legal

The weight of tourism -18 million Anglo-Saxons visited us in 2019- and the activity of British residents are key to the economy of the Costa del Sol and the Balearic Islands. The limitation to the free movement of people and goods after Brexit, obstacles to the acquisition of real estate, access to health or taxation for non-residents are some of the issues that create legal uncertainty that they try to avoid to promote the increase in investments after Covid-19.

According to INE data, more than 300,000 Britons resided in Spain in 2020, with 82,000 residents in Andalusia and 16,000 in the Balearic Islands. Although the idea is of a group of people who enjoy the sun and the beach after their retirement, the reality is that the British in Spain have an average age of 53.6 years, according to data from the 2021 Register.

The terms of Brexit were regulated through the Withdrawal Agreement with a series of provisions so that the effective departure of the United Kingdom was ordered, establishing a transitional period until December 31, 2020. The Withdrawal Agreement has a lot of small print and will bring quite a few surprises in the form of problems that will have to be solved by legal experts. Many British residents face Brexit uncertainty as they feel abandoned by the Boris Johnson government.

Withdrawal agreement

Since January 1, nationals of the United Kingdom in Spain are either beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement (holders of a certificate of temporary registration and five years of legal residence in our country who can obtain permanent residence) or non-EU citizens who are governed by the general immigration provisions.

The British from this year – like any other foreigner – can only spend 90 days out of 180 in Spain legally. “The main problem is that, now, the British have to resort to non-EU channels to apply for their residence,” says Javier Blas Guasp, managing partner of Illeslex Abogados. Law firms that offer services in tourist areas facilitate the process for the British to obtain residence permits that greatly expedite the process through non-profit residence, which only requires the possession of sufficient financial means and being the holder of private health insurance, or the golden visa or investor visa, provided that they intend to make an investment in real estate to obtain residency.

A large number of British residents with second homes in Spain have been affected by the 90-day limitation on their stays. Daniel Olabarria, lawyer at Bufete Buades, highlights that “among the mechanisms that have been activated to make the indicated period more flexible is the application for residence through the special procedure of the Withdrawal Agreement.”

Health coverage and pensions

In relation to health coverage, Guasp assures that “the British will continue to be cared for as up to now, passing the costs to English health care, provided they are entitled to it, but the health cards of British citizens will be valid, for the moment, until end of June ”.

Pensions recognized before December 31 will continue to be satisfied by the “principle of exportability”, provided for in European regulations according to Olabarría. Those recognized from January 1 will be satisfied in accordance with the Coordination Protocol on Social Security of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and Great Britain.

To make it easier for the British to start or invest in Spain, Adolfo Martos, coordinator of the International Section of the Malaga Bar Association, proposes to reduce the high consular fees charged to the British (1,500 pounds for the investor visa against the 60 euros of the general tax to a Saudi) and in turn negotiate with the United Kingdom to lower the rates applied to the Spanish so that Spain does the same with the British

Legal activity

  • Institutional concern. The president of the Malaga Provincial Council, Francisco Salado, and the dean of the Bar Association, Salvador González, want to have a greater role in matters related to tourism to avoid the brake on investments. It is a matter of utmost concern due to the weight of British tourism on the Costa del Sol and in the province’s economy.
  • Purchase of real estate. The British have a new legal obstacle to acquire a property on rustic land. According to Law 8/1975 on Zones and Installations of Interest for National Defense, prior military authorization from the Ministry of Defense must be obtained before the purchase, the issuance of which takes four months, and is necessary for registration in the Property Registry. . This limitation also affects Spanish companies with British majority capital.
  • Regulate telework. Many British people would like to telecommute from Spain, but our labor and immigration regulations are somewhat rigid. The Malaga lawyer Adolfo Martos proposes “adapting the Spanish labor regulations on telework” to make possible a reality that would also attract talent and enrich the Spanish business and entrepreneurial fabric.


Challenges for Turkey: managing an institutional crisis | Finance Blog at 9

Since the beginning of this year, one of the keys to the evolution of assets in emerging countries has been the rise in interest rates in the US. History tells us that when there is a significant rise in the cost of financing in USD, those countries with levels of external debt (in the hands of non-national investors) and also denominated in USD, suffer a notable volatility in their financial variables in general and exchange rates in particular. This is due to an outflow that occurs from those assets considered riskier (debt from emerging countries, especially that denominated in local currency), in the face of an increase in the expected profitability in the “risk-free” (US debt). ).

However, this does not necessarily have to be the case and the IMF has pointed this out recently in an article. A rise in interest rates in the US does not have to be inherently negative for emerging countries, but will depend on the reason for this movement. In the event of a surprise effect on monetary policy (an anticipation of interest rate hike expectations by the Fed on this occasion, anticipating a tightening of accelerated monetary policy), yes it tends to lead to an outflow of investment flows from emerging countries. This occurred in 2013, when the Fed’s QE programs (taper tantrum) were soon to exit, and in 2018, when the Federal Reserve raised interest rates four times.

However, If these interest rate rises were produced by the perception that economic activity is being better than anticipated or, in the current situation, because the vaccination campaign is being successful, it does not have to lead to these frictions. In fact, what is found in the IMF study is that on these occasions investment inflows are observed in emerging markets. Although this is the general trend, differences may occur between countries, since the least benefited, which could even observe tensions in investment flows, would be those countries that have a limited percentage of exports to the US and a high volume of external debt. Turkey, South Africa or Argentina are examples of countries that meet these characteristics: low trade volume with the US and high external debt ratios.

But we can’t let go idiosyncratic cutoff factors, which, in some cases, may accentuate the problems that emerging markets will face in the coming months. This would be the case of Turkey, who is immersed in an institutional crisis.

During the past month, Erdogan removed the Governor of the Central Bank of Turkey and, weeks later, the deputy governor. This decision could have been due to the open conflict of interest in relation to the intervention interest rate hikes carried out by this institution since last November (+875 basis points). This tightening of financial conditions leads the country into an economic recession and raises the risk for the political stability of the Erdogan government. (In recent weeks, rumors of possible electoral advancement have circulated due to the growing discontent of the population).

The uncertainty about the next steps of the Central Bank of Turkey, the place of its supposed independence and doubts about the governance and quality of the country’s institutions has already led to a strong outflow of flows abroad which is reflected in the depreciation of the TRY in all its crosses (more than 13% depreciation against USD accumulated from decision to 04/12) and the collapse of the Turkish stock market (over 11%).

Turkey currently has two macro-level problems that a monetary tightening would help address: on the one hand, a high and out of control inflation (it has doubled since the end of 2019 to about 16%); on the other, a strong need for external financing (The needs derived from the payment of debt coupons, short-term foreign debt repayment and current account deficit amount to USD 250,000 million over a 12-month horizon).

In this context, the application of a very restrictive monetary policy, that would need additional increases in intervention rates, would contribute to the stabilization of inflation in the medium term (disincentive to consumption, brake on the depreciation of the currency and its pass-through effect towards inflation), in addition to attracting capital flows from abroad to cover financing needs. In any case, a monetary restriction strategy must be credible, for which it must have greater certainty of quality and institutional stability, precisely the factor that is now (rightly) in doubt.

If this path is chosen, the tightening of financing conditions would push Turkey into a recession that could be similar to the decline in growth observed in 2018. The contraction in domestic demand sharply reduced external financing needs (reduction of the current account deficit, with a sharp drop in imports).

A refusal to maintain the upward bias in interest rates (Erdogan has on numerous occasions expressed his opinion that it is high interest rates that cause high inflation) will slow down the attraction of investment flows to Turkey and will cause a sudden stop. Capital flight in an environment of growing financing needs would make it necessary to impose capital controls. The stabilization of the currency would go through a strong sale of reserves which, given Turkey’s reduced position (negative net reserves), would lead the country to request aid from the IMF.

The last country among the largest emerging countries to request an aid program from the IMF was Argentina in 2018, after the imposition of capital controls, in a situation in which the outflow was greater than the central bank itself could. manage. Months after the request, the adjustments to the public accounts, among other measures, ended up deteriorating the political position of then-president Macri, who lost the elections the following year.

Although there could be a third escape route for Turkey (for another country to serve as a lender to compensate for the outflows suffered), the situation facing the Turkish executive will not be easy in the coming months. All eyes will be on the following meetings of the Central Bank of Turkey. The decisions of this institution will be key to determine the independence and credibility of the institution, as well as the duration of the chapter of institutional uncertainty in this country.


We will have a new iPad Pro at the end of the month, and it will come with a small problem | Tablets

Despite the fact that in March 2020 Apple launched new iPad Pro to the market, in the middle of the confinement, this year will repeat the strategy by bringing new models of its most professional tablets to the market. Thus, at least, the main analysts of the North American ecosystem point it out, who also predict a qualitative leap in the hardware that will reach stores this year.

These are models that will not substantially modify everything seen so far in the range, since 2018, when it modified its design to integrate Face ID, leave the frames to a minimum and adopt the second-generation Apple Pencil. Even if there will be a new component that, as they say in the US, could change the rules of the game hereinafter. A virtue that, in the first moments of his arrival, will also be his most important defect.

Component supply issues

That element that is going to differentiate the iPad Pro of 2021 from those of last year is the screen, which according to all indications it is going to be the first mini-LED in the range, which is going to produce huge improvements in tablets. On the one hand, they are panels that do not reduce the quality seen in the previous two generations by a single gram and, on top of that, they occupy much less space (and energy consumption) which gives rise to either thinning the tablet in thickness, or offering a little more space to integrate new components or make existing ones larger. Like for example the battery.


But the problem with those mini-LED panels is that manufacturers are not supplying to Americans of sufficient quantity enough to arrive on launch day one with guarantees of providing all stores and points of sale with the number of units planned. Specifically of the 12.9-inch model. Something that, internally, would have already caused a first delay in its announcement and that, definitively, that event could occur at the end of this month.

As we reminded you before, in 2020 the iPad Pro landed in stores on March 21 and surely for this year those of Tim Cook had similar plans. That low rate of production of mini-LED screens could have affected those forecasts For this reason, April appears as the new month in which these models will be revealed to all users, once they have secured minimum quantities to have a launch at the same level as the previous models.


A problem of freedom

As a child, he is the typical 80s raincoat exhibitionist. As a teenager, the guy from the corner garage. At 20, the doorman of a building thousands of miles from home. At 30, the man who prowls alone in a city where it gets dark early. At 40, the taxi driver who takes you home when you leave a gathering made up exclusively of men who explain to you that your fears are baseless paranoia if you look at the data. And what are you up to? Well, the usual, everyone. As a child, your mother escorts you. Then you learn to speed up your pace, to cross the sidewalk, to look for a store, to pretend you know a stranger, to have the keys ready in your hand, to invent an excuse for the taxi to stop and find another one. When the mobiles arrive, you call whoever always picks up the phone and wants to talk to you. What am I going to tell you if you are a woman. Anywhere, of any age.

Once again a terrible, extreme and unusual event, like the murder of Sarah Everard, reopens the conversation about the safety of women in society. The case is news because violence has dropped in big cities like London compared to the worst years of the 80s and 90s, and even more when compared to other parts of the world, where being a woman carries a high added risk. But although it is a rarity, it is fair to look at the protocols for reporting, the law to prosecute these crimes and the public policies that can help, some as concrete as ensuring that the parks are well lit at night and that the recommended routes are in view of the street. Many measures have to do with urban planning, the need to have shops and “eyes on the street” of the neighbors, as I said urban activist Jane Jacobs more than half a century ago.

The feeling of vulnerability is not news because it is assumed as part of the routine of half the population and many of the men in positions of power despise it as a minor or even imaginary problem. At least until now.

In the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson has said that his government he is going to do “everything he can” to make the streets safer and for women to perceive them that way. The most immediate measures are investment in lighting and security cameras, patrols around nightlife venues and special attention to street harassment and abuse. The police will also begin to classify crimes involving misogyny as hate crimes, just like racism or anti-Semitism. But the background current, ancestral, universal, is not solved only with police or legal measures. Then lies ahead a more arduous task of education, examination of culture in police forces and in almost any social circle dominated by men, and also responsibility in public debate, the weight of which falls especially in the media.

Talking about it helps. But for there to be a real change, men also have to talk about it. In public, with other men. Empathy is a painstaking endeavor, especially in these distant times, and it requires sensitivity, intelligence, and tolerance towards others. But it can be taught by example, and politicians, journalists and teachers play a key role here.

This apparently low intensity problem, but entrenched for generations and affecting half the population, can turn into a security problem in the worst cases. In most cases, it is a problem of freedom. Politicians who mistreat this word should perhaps think about what it means.


The IMF is in no rush to close an agreement with the Government

The month of May was the goal desired by the Government to close an agreement with the International Monetary Fund, but that objective began to fade as time passed and the official needs in an electoral year did not agree too much with the adjustments that the organism. But in Washington they estimate that the Fund is not in a hurry to reach an agreement either: They aim that the one signed be a durable program that can be implemented, with internal consensus, a requirement that is undoubtedly complicated by the legislative elections in October.

Consulted by Clarion, A spokesperson for the Fund said briefly that “very constructive” conversations with the Argentine authorities continued while the Government works to design an economic plan “that can be supported by a Fund program” and in “Build broad support for the policies that would underpin such a program”.

And he recalled recent words from the managing director, Kristalina Georgieva, that “reaching an agreement in May will require more efforts from both parties.” That month is when a debt with the Paris Club is due and a program with the Fund is desirable first.

The Government seeks to sign a new Extended Facilities agreement, which has repayment terms of up to 10 years, in replacement of the Stand By of 57,000 million dollars that was granted in 2018 (44,000 disbursed), which had 5-year maturities today considered unpayable.

An idea that has been fed in recent weeks by the vice presidency of Cristina Kirchner is to seek that the Fund double the payment term so that the next agreement stretches to 20 years. However, this measure does not seem to have a chance of succeeding, Beyond political will, by the Fund’s own bureaucracy.

In this regard, the IMF spokesperson cited the regulations: “Disbursements as loans from Extended Facilities must be paid in a term of between 4 and a half to 10 years in 12 semi-annual payments. These deadlines are applied in a uniform way to all countries ”.

To change these parameters, which have never been modified since this instrument was adopted in 1974, the members of the Executive Board should vote to directly modify the rule. not only for the Argentine case but for all the members of the organization, something that in Washington is estimated to be very unlikely to happen.

Hector Torres, who was an Argentine representative in the Fund, told Clarion there could be another option: “Two Extended Facility Agreements, (10 years each), one after the other. The question is: Do we want to live 20 years under IMF programs? “

Analysts who follow the Argentine case in Washington understand that there is ongoing a process of recovery of the Argentine economy, partly generated by favorable external circumstances such as the international increase in the prices of raw materials and also the weather, which will bring a good harvest in March and April that will generate fresh dollars.

In addition, they admit that there is a small recovery in reserves and that the exchange pressure has recently decreased thanks to certain actions of the Government such as the rise in interest rates and also due to a lower fiscal deficit than expected (6.5% instead of 8 ,5%).

Nevertheless, there are alerts for inflation, which is believed to be the focus of the Fund’s attention now. In Washington they consider that prices rise due to macroeconomic imbalances, the deficit and the emission. And that, although the Government is working on certain policies to contain it, everything is subject to the electoral environment and, above all, to the search for internal consensus in a difficult year.

In this context, the agreement with the IMF is delayed. There are no substantial differences between the parties in policies but in what is the balance between reducing inflation and supporting the recovery. If fiscal adjustment or emission reduction should be more accelerated processes

It is considered that, although difficult, May is still a possible goal to reach an agreement, even a more favorable climate for consensus may emerge when the effects of the liquidation of the April and May harvest are seen. But that is unlikely to do so.

As estimated in Washington and Buenos Aires, the IMF and the government would be discussing structural reforms fundamentally in four areas: fiscal consolidation (deficit, subsidies); capital market development; measures to increase agro-industrial productivity (regulations that provide a predictable framework for investments) and on governance issues, such as improvements in public sector management, money laundering issues, and others.

Designing and agreeing on these reforms takes time and requires slow work from society. Analysts believe the Fund would seek to give small steps. Slowly build those changes to go in the right direction. There is no rush to close: the ideal would be a good agreement that the government can implement. They won’t rush if you can’t. Better to be patient and sign something that can be met.

Washington. Correspondent


Edinson Cavani is in doubt for a duel against Leipzig due to a muscle problem – Ovation – 06/12/2020

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“It is a pity that sometimes you injure your muscles and Edi had to leave with an injury, I hope it is not so serious,” said the coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a Sky Sports on Edinson Cavani’s situation after the game against West Ham this Saturday. This injury calls into question the participation of “Matador” in the decisive Champions Legue match against Leipzig.

Replaced at halftime of the match against him West Ham Cavani runs risks of not being able to play the next game. “Sometimes there are muscle injuries and ‘Edi’ (Cavani) had to leave because of an injury (at halftime). We hope it is not too serious. Anthony (Martial) also had to leave” due to injury at the time of game, explained the technician to the microphone of Sky Sports.

Manchester United will face Leipzig on Tuesday on the last date of Group H. A defeat would be synonymous with elimination from the top European competition, while a draw or victory would open the doors to the round of 16.


NATO already poses the “Turkish problem”

Turkey, indispensable and unbearable. The power of the Turkish Armed Forces but above all the geographical position of Turkey make the country one of the most important member states of the Atlantic Alliance. Turkey controls the Russian exit to the Mediterranean, It is Europe’s gateway to the Middle East, it has borders with Syria, Iraq, Iran, the Caucasus, it acts as a European gendarme to stop migrations, it is a large arms customer and for years it has sought to position itself in North Africa.

At the same time, Turkey is an ongoing problem, sdo everything for your Greek and Cypriot neighbors, with whom you are continually discussing the sovereignty of the Aegean waters and even some of its smaller islands. In recent days, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rhetorically wondered about the “mental problems” of French Emmanuel Macron – Paris has already called the ambassador in Ankara for consultations – and the Turkish Armed Forces made the first tests of his new, brand-new – and Russian- anti-aircraft system, the S-400.

Nobody is considering the expulsion of Turkey from the military organization, but in the NATO headquarters in Evere (Brussels), where it has always been swept under the carpet and silence has been kept in an attempt not to upset the Turkish Government, patience seems to be running out of the glass. The Secretary General of the Atlantic Alliance, the former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, brought up the subject – which was not on the agenda – during the last meeting of NATO defense ministers, held last week by videoconference.

NATO sources say that the ministers discussed what would happen if the European Union approved sanctions against Turkey for its hydrocarbon exploration activities in waters that Greece and Cyprus consider theirs or if the military escalation with those two countries is increasing.

In Brussels, many Turkish movements have been annoyed, especially since last year, such as the attack against the anti-Assad militias in Syria and against the Kurdish guerrillas in Syria, which had constituted the bulk of the ground forces that ended the territorial control that ISIS had in Syria. Ankara for its part reproaches NATO for being outraged by the purchase of the Russian S-400 when Greece has the previous version, the S-300 and has never been reproached for it.

Since then Ankara has repeated the provocations: hydrocarbon prospecting, violations of the arms embargo on Libya – including an incident between three Turkish frigates that were protecting a freighter going to Libya and a French frigate that was supposed to halt and inspect the freighter – or involvement in the war for the territory of Upper Karabakh.

Last week’s videoconference helped Stoltenberg warned ministers of the danger of rising tension. The French – who are becoming Turkey’s main antagonists in NATO – assure that Ankara could be tempted to continue escalating the conflict.

The Defense Ministers of the Atlantic Alliance should meet in person – or by videoconference again if the epidemiological situation recommends it – in early December. At that meeting they will discuss Turkey again, on the role of the Russian anti-aircraft guns in a country that is home to a large NATO air base and a major radar system.

Turkey on Friday took a step in the direction indicated by NATO. Ankara agreed to put in place an “anti-conflict mechanism” with Athens. The two governments agreed to suspend their next military exercises. Stoltenberg told a news conference that it was “a step in the right direction.”


Three games without scoring, but “there is no problem with the goal”

Hurt, for the effort and for the defeat, but above all because the team continues to lack that spark that it did have in London and with which the season ended. And Eibar took advantage of that to get ahead and endure the downpour. As in the past championship, at Sevilla FC he chokes playing at home.

“Losing hurts. The second half has been very good and we have had many opportunities, but luck has not been on our side. The other day we worked a lot with one less to try to draw, today they have advanced … We must correct mistakes that on Wednesday there is another game, “said one of the protagonists, a Oliver Torres that he was very participatory but, like his colleagues, he did not find a way to enter Mendilibar’s spider web.

Despite this, he recognized that the Sevilla he had made mistakes that, in the end, have cost him dearly: “They have been more intense in the second plays at the beginning, but the second half we have come out with a different mentality. You have to stay with that work that the team has done in the second part and thinking that this does not stop, that on Wednesday we have to win and that it is another game “.

Finally, in statements to Movista LaLiga, the Extremaduran denied that the three consecutive games that Sevilla has taken without scoring are a problem. “I don’t think there is a goal problem, the problem would be if we did not generate opportunities. We have high quality players at the top and it is a matter of luck that the goal falls on our side, “he warns.


The 5G of the iPhone 12: battery problems and advantages in the updates | Smartphones

For some months, the information that came from the new iPhone 12 made special emphasis on ruling out the arrival of 5G for a single reason: Apple had not found the key when it comes to maintaining the autonomy of its terminals within moderately acceptable limits that would resemble those of other models from previous years. And although 5G has arrived, the solutions to that problem have not.

With the first units landing in the hands of some specialists in hardware analysis, it is clear that while the battery life of the new iPhone 12 and 12 Pro maintains the type when we take them connected to 4G / LTE networks, it collapses when we activate the 5G button and try to navigate at maximum speed possible.

Less autonomy and better updates

That is why 5G is going to drastically change the way we use our iPhones, where we will have to choose between speed and autonomy, especially if we are one of those who spend all day hooked to email, web pages, social networks, downloads, etc. So much so that according to the page Tom’s Guide, permanent use of this connectivity can leave the autonomy of an iPhone 12 in just 8 hours and 25 minutes, and that of a 12 Pro in 9 hours and 6 minutes.

We must take as a reference the data that these same tests showed last year with the latest models only 4G, which were the iPhone 11. So, this smartphone It reached a mark of 11 hours and 16 minutes, while the equivalent model of this year, the iPhone 12, connected to the same type of networks, has remained at 10 hours and 23 minutes. A fact that is not good because year after year, Apple has always boasted of constant growth as long as your phones stay on and without going through the hands of a charger.

IPhone software update.

Of course, not everything was going to be drawbacks and it seems that with the arrival of 5G, Apple will allow users to perform a task that until now was banned from data use: the system update. With the arrival of the new iPhone 12, users will be able to activate the 5G connection to download the necessary patches to update iOS, in such a way that it is not mandatory to return home or connect to the office wifi. Of course, you better have one of those infinite rates that are becoming fashionable and that is already very common to see in some of the main operators in our country.