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Steelers’ Mike Tomlin supports NFL diversity incentives



Steelers' Mike Tomlin supports NFL diversity incentives

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin used the unexpected to declare his support for changing the NFL Rooney Rules.

Tomlin spoke Monday with the Kentucky basketball coach “Coffee with Cal” John Calipari.

The NFL is exploring ideas to allow teams that employ minority head coaches or general managers to move up in order for future drafts.

According to ESPN, Tomlin told Calipari, “We always take it from an approach, a penalty if you do not interview minority candidates or things like that. I just like a different approach in turning it around 180 and talking about maybe giving incentives to those who develop talent and those who employ talent. “

The NFL formed Rooney Rule in 2003, which required teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching work. In 2009, the league added the same conditions for senior football operations.

Last week, the Rooney Rules were expanded again, requiring the team to interview at least two external minority candidates for chief training vacancies, and at least one external minority candidate for vacancies in the offensive coordinator, defense coordinator, general manager and senior soccer operations roles.

The NFL made another rule change last week, with the team no longer allowed to block assistant coaches from interviews for coordinator positions. The move is seen as a positive thing for minority candidates who want to gain experience.

The league submitted a resolution that would see the team move up 10 places in the third round of the draft towards the second year under the newly recruited minority GM. For the newly recruited minority head coach, the team will get a six-spot jump in the third round of conscription before the second season.

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If a team hires minority head coaches and GMs in the same year, the increase will be 16 places in the third round – potentially into the second round.

Tomlin did not say he agreed with the proposed letter of change, only enthusiasm.

Tomlin joined Los Angeles Chargers Anthony Anthony Lynn, Miami Dolphins ‘Brian Flores and Ron Redskins’ who had just been hired by Washington Rivera as the only head coach of the NFL minority.

“We made some adjustments because we recognize now that the system is broken, that minorities don’t get enough opportunities,” Tomlin told Calipari, according to ESPN. “And we are trying to find ways to stimulate it. … I agree it is debatable about the value placed on incentive plans, but I generally like discussions.”

Last week, Lynn told CBS Radio about the choice incentive plan, “I think sometimes you can do the wrong thing when trying to do the right thing.”

Tony Dungy, the first African-American to win the Super Bowl as head coach, said last week of the draft-pick proposal, “I don’t personally think that’s the right thing to do. … I have never supported people who give awards for doing the right thing. So I think there will be some undesirable consequences. “

Tomlin and Calipari touched on other topics, including the potential for football to be played this fall without fans in the stands because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“I’m really interested in emotions [impact] at those important times, and see and feel what that means, “said Tomlin, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

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Tomlin is not a fan of holding a recent offseason team meeting online.

“You don’t get the feeling you get when you teach someone,” he said, according to the Herald-Leader. “You sit in a room with them, and you feel their body language. [You sense] ‘Yes, that person understands. “

They also turned their attention to the upcoming Kentucky college basketball season, with Calipari telling Tomlin, in the newspaper, “My concern now … is that I have one player who returned from last year.”

Tomlin reportedly laughed, “You like the challenge.”

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Government approves strategy to combat “Portuguese underrepresentation” in Brussels



Government approves strategy to combat "Portuguese underrepresentation" in Brussels

This afternoon the Council of Ministers will approve a national strategy to combat what it considers “underrepresentation de Portugal” in European institutions, in particular the European Commission.

“There is a significant shortage of Portuguese, especially those working for the Commission,” explains the Secretary of State for European Affairs in statements to Renaissance🇧🇷 The problem, according to Thiago Antunes, is not limited to middle management: “This is the first time Portugal does not have a CEO in the European Commission”.

The government wants to “correct this imbalance and fight this deficit in order to win.”ability to influence in decisions.” But it is not possible to increase the number of vacancies for the Portuguese, if only because there are no national quotas for employees working in institutions.

To go to Brussels or even work in Portugal on a full-time basis, you need to pass a series of tests prepared by EPSO (European Personnel Selection Office). 🇧🇷These are very difficult competitions.with very concrete evidence,” the official explains.

The strategy will be based on several pillars: training, increasing grants and encouraging the mobility of civil servants. The Portuguese government is going to create a national training center to “better prepare our candidates for competitions”; to bet on “dissemination of opportunities; increase the balls (by quantity and value); and create a statute that allows those who work in the public administration of Portugal to move into the European public administration.

The aim is to achieve “greater representation” in the European Commission in order to have “greater influence” on the decision. Although the strategy is to strengthen the Portuguese presence in Brussels and the employees do not work for doesn’t matter that they are portuguese“, he defends.

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Fruits may not appear early or may not even be measurable. “It will take some time until we see results,” admits the former secretary of state to the prime minister. But the wait does not stop the Portuguese government. “We have to start right now,” Thiago Antunes insists, pointing to the demographic problem among those working in Brussels. “There are a lot of Portuguese who came in at the time of our accession and are now retiring.”

The strategy aims to reverse the cycle of loss of Portuguese representation among the 27. The diploma will be approved this Wednesday in the Council of Ministers.

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“His manager is Portuguese and…”; The agent changes plans, and Luis Castro “arranges” the problem in the protection of “Botafogo”



"His manager is Portuguese and...";  The agent changes plans, and Luis Castro "arranges" the problem in the protection of "Botafogo"


The defender must return from loan ahead of schedule, and the Glorioso coach will have to make a decision at the beginning of the preseason.

Photo: Jorge Rodriguez/AGIF.  First, Luis Castro does not have Diego Loureiro for 2023.
Photo: Jorge Rodriguez/AGIF. First, Luis Castro does not have Diego Loureiro for 2023.

With the end of the season Botafogo its reformulation is already underway with the participation of Luis Castro. Names like Carlinhos, for example, have already left General Severiano, but there is a tendency for the “purge” to continue a little longer. Especially with the return of borrowed athletes during the year.

goalkeeper case Diego Loureiro, who played on loan at Atlético GO, promoted to Serie B. Curiously, the Botafogo archer has a contract at Goiania until the end of 2023, but Dragao president Adson Batista is pessimistic about the player’s consistency.

“Diego Loureiro is a bit off because he still has a contract with Botafogo, his manager is Portuguese and he has a different vision.” said the director in an interview with radio Sagres from the capital of Goiás.

The goalkeeper played only two games for Atlético-GO, who were betting on Renan in the starting lineup. If he returns to Rio, Loureiro will likely see high competition in the black and white net as Luis Castro now has alternatives to Gatito Fernandes and Lucas Perry.

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Portuguese footballer, former Sporting player, flees the country



Portuguese footballer, former Sporting player, flees the country

Ruben Ribeiro is accused of domestic violence and was arrested two weeks ago. He left with a term of identity and residence and disappeared from the “trace” of the authorities.

Ruben Ribeiro left Portugal a few days after his arrest due to accusation of domestic violence.

The wife blamed the 35-year-old Portuguese footballer last month.

Woman introduced several episodes of physical and psychological abuse over the past few years – some of which in front of the couple’s three children.

The court considered that the football player’s wife was in danger and, therefore, arrested Ruben about two weeks ago, November 16th.

The midfielder was questioned by the referee, but later releasedindicating the identity and place of residence – with a ban on contact or approaching the victim and under electronic surveillance.

However, the player has disappeared. O morning Post indicates that the General Directorate of Reintegration and Prison Service went to the defendant’s house to install an electronic surveillance device, but when it arrived, the accused was not.

The player also received a phone call, but this never answered🇧🇷 He did not cooperate, according to the Porto Criminal Court.

The newspaper writes that Ruben Ribeiro is in Turkey – His club is Hatayspor, but the family is still in Portugal.

The court has not yet decided what it will do after that. violation of coercive measures – An international arrest warrant may be issued.

Despite this development, the wife’s lawyer assures that she ” trusting that institutions know how to ensure justice and adequate protection for victims.”

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Born in Porto, Rubén Ribeiro grew up playing for Boavista and the Leixoyes. Later distinguished himself in the service of river birdwhich brought him a move to Sporting.

He played in Alvalada for only half a season; was one of nine players who terminated the contract with the club after hitting the gym in Alkoshet, 2018.

ZAP //

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