Remember in “Breaking Bad” when Walt rehired Jesse in the lab so Jesse wouldn’t sue Hank for assaulting him?
The arrangement meets everyone’s short-term needs. It also produces far more long-term agita.
Which recalls the regular schedule of Major League Baseball’s 50s matches that Rob Manfred, on behalf of its owner, had threatened to bring down Tony Clark and his players. This will represent a reluctant reboot, the opposite of the original collaboration, and of course that won’t bode well for the future of the game, especially with the current Basic Agreement which will expire next year.
That would tarnish Manfred’s legacy and could jeopardize the security of Clark’s work.
The pain and risk of this plan has the potential to expand beyond the commissioners and executive directors of the MLB Players Association. What about the list of five people besides Manfred and Clark who have lost the most from this campaign’s mini menu? You know you like the list:
1. Mark Lerner
As the main owner of the Nationals manager, defending champion, Lerner has missed the sweetest plum of the force: ticket sales and TV ratings bounce for the following year. Lerner spent $ 245 million last December to retain male pitcher Stephen Strasburg and maintain the club’s initial star rotation, the secret to success.
However, because Nats values better than anyone, season 50 matches don’t reveal much. Washington reached its lowest point in 2019 at the 50-match mark, dropping the decision of the Mets to fall to 19-31 before rising. This talented and fun group deserves a legitimate opportunity to repeat and continue to build its brand. Maybe not understand.
The entire group of free agents 2020-21 will lose because of the defeat this year for the club regardless of how many games are played. Nevertheless, the top people in their current year are like Mookie Betts, J.T. Realmuto and Mets’ Marcus Stroman can feel comfortable assuming that, if they will not get as much as they expected before closing coronavirus, they do not need to sweat because they have to excel at reducing schedules. People don’t know who they are and what they can do.
Paxton’s platform with the Yankees feels different. He has set the ceiling as a frontline thrower. He has yet to prove his endurance, with 163 innings / year last year pitched (including 13 postseason innings) setting a high career. The ability to stay upright and above the average of less than a third of your standard regular season will not significantly allay those fears, even though you know Paxton agent Scott Boras will try to do that. And if Paxton suffers another injury, he might see a pillow contract for 2021.
3. Dusty Baker
He signed a one-year contract to manage Astros, replacing A.J. which Hinch dismissed behind the Houston signature thief scandal. If we don’t have a season at all, the Astros will surely bring back the respected Baker to give him a chance in ’21. What if 50 matches run by Astros run sideways for whatever reason? Astros can easily decide to move with a different captain.
Fifty games would be better than zero for the Mets general manager, who built a win-now list for sell-now owners. And hey, maybe this Mets can benefit from a shorter schedule now that Noah Syndergaard has left, not to mention some strong candidates that they have to start at the designated hitter. Still, there are sports executives with their jobs concerned – who would say the next Mets owner wouldn’t want to put someone new in GM’s office? – want the season as long as possible to not only tell the truth about the quality of the team but also to provide executive space to maneuver. This seems like the wrong year for it.
5. Bill Marriott
The two-month regular season, in contrast to the 82 calendar matches that makes the most sense, means a month less trips for clubs and less money to be infused into hotels (OK, some teams stay at Marriotts now, but you get the idea), airlines, restaurants and the like. It will only represent the baseball case which does not act like the social institution it adopts. Which is the reality that we’re all getting used to, right?
Franky Chavez, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, announces a new album and the first song in Portuguese. “Cheguei Bem” is the debut single, heralding the return to studio albums of one of the great names of Portuguese blues/folk.
The new single is now available on all digital platforms and is accompanied by a music video that can be viewed on the artist’s official YouTube channel.
“This topic appeared in December 2020. On a sunny and cold day in the heart of the Alentejo, music appeared in succession. I don’t know why, but I immediately remembered that I needed to send the recording that I made on my mobile phone to Pedro Puppe. Maybe because I was already thinking about starting to write lyrics in Portuguese and Pedro was one of my favorite lyricists. Two days later he sent me a text and a recording of his voice in addition to what he had done. I realized that the lyrics were talking about me, and by changing one here and the other there, I interpreted it as my own. Thus, Cheguey Bem was born. Chavez explains.
This is Frankie Chavez’s first adventure in which he explores the Portuguese language in writing his original songs, another new milestone in his career that has traveled all over the world. His repertoire is on a new path, which he adds to three studio albums and an EP.
Despite all these innovations, the unique characteristics of Chavez, the influence of blues, folk, tradition and electricity, past and present, as well as the future in his sound remain unchanged. It was his unmistakable music that allowed him to conquer the world, with numerous national and international tours that earned him critical acclaim and distinction.
Consolidation of the power of large digital conglomerates with a global reach is negatively affecting the global economy, as the power is concentrated in the hands of a few, and this situation requires a tough response from governments.
This is the estimate of the former Minister of Economy of Portugal. Pedro Siza Vieira, who left his post in March this year after five years in the ministry. Participated in the X Lisbon Legal Forum organized by the Brazilian Institute of Education, Development and Research (IDP).
According to Vieira, the world has not yet adapted well to the “new economy”, and this must happen without delay.
“There are several phenomena that explain why the world is redefining the basic principles of the functioning of the global economy, and the most obvious is the emergence of new technologies. The emergence at the global level of companies that control the digital economy causes very big problems for companies that need to contact suppliers and customers through these platforms, which determines the functioning of the market, ”explained the former minister. “It requires legislative intervention to regulate this issue.”
In an interview with TV ConYur, the former Minister of Economy of Portugal also commented on the impact of Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine on the global economy. There is no small risk that the planet is going through a great recession, which could trigger a wave of company shutdowns in all countries, he said.
The 10th Lisbon Legal Forum was supported by FGV Knowledge, the Brazilian Institute of Insolvency (Ibajud), the Institute for the Reform of State-Company Relations (IREE) and Décio Freire Advogados.
The city of Niteroi signed this Thursday (30th) the terms of cooperation with Vila de Forjães, located in the city of Esposende, in the district of Braga, in Portugal. The Portuguese village mapped a significant number of foreigners who had emigrated to Niteroi and turned to the municipality to strengthen relations between the localities. The signing, held at a virtual meeting, is part of the program dedicated to the 33rd anniversary of the erection in the village of Forhains.
According to the cooperation agreement, Niteroi and Forjães will carry out exchanges and cooperation in various ways in the fields of science and technology, economics and trade, sports, agriculture, health, education, culture and tourism, thus promoting prosperity and development. .
Niteroi Mayor Axel Grael recalled that last month, Niteroi and Braga ratified a sister city agreement, signed in fact in February this year, to create commercial partnerships and exchange information to stimulate and develop new business. The partnership also prompted Foryaes to approach the city of Niteroi with an offer to sign.
“We have taken this initiative very positively, and we will cooperate, no matter what the cost. In Niteroi we have one of the largest communities of foreigners and a very active and representative Portuguese club. I believe that Brazil and Portugal need to cooperate more and more to share experiences. This approach has a great synergistic effect and will certainly bring positive results,” he stressed.
The project management office of the Niteroi City Hall (EGP), together with the chairman of the parish meeting, will be responsible for coordinating the cooperation. Project Management Office Secretary Katherine Azevedo stressed that the activities will be developed between the municipality and the village.
“We are promoting Niteroi’s internationalization strategy to stimulate development in various areas of the city through activities that benefit both parties and bring people together. There is a natural synergy between peoples, mainly due to the language that facilitates this exchange. During the conversations with the Forjães team, several activities were conceived, which will be detailed in the work plan,” he said.
Forhaes Parish Assembly President Carlos Manuel Gómez de Sa said that the Forhaes Parish Council is partnering with communities where people from Forhaes live. More than 10,000 Brazilians currently live in Braga, he said, and it is one of the fastest growing cities in recent years.
“Right now we are developing the Forjanenses around the World project which, of their own accord, aims to track Forjanenses expats, the community that we have in Niteroi is very important. We had many foreigners who emigrated there, highlighting the figure of Antonio Rodriguez Alves de Faria, the founder of the Companhia de Comércio e Navegação in 1909,” he specified.