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The pressure on the Yankees after the catch is limited



The pressure on the Yankees after the catch is limited

For the Yankees’ first round pick, Austin Wells, there are many questions about whether the 21-year-old will be able to stay behind the throw after fighting in self-defense in Arizona.

Damon Oppenheimer, team VP and Amateur Scouting Director, believes the 28th overall election in this year’s short draft can be increased.

“There are so many [room] for growth, “Oppenheimer said at a conference call Friday.” His mentality is very strong and he is a good athlete. And even from talking to people who trained him in college, they knew there was more to be done with him defensively because the training had not been the best training for him as a catcher. There is nothing against those who practice it. We just got people who are much better at it and that will help him get better quickly. “

There is even more pressure to get this choice right this year, because the Yankees are limited to three choices in amateur designs, thanks to the five round format which is shortened due to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the two choices they give to register Gerrit Cole.

Wherever Wells ends up on the pitch, the Yankees will look for his lefty bat to fulfill his potential.

“We think he can be an influential person, especially in our stadium,” Oppenheimer said. “He’s a mentally strong kid, so I don’t think the weight of the lines will affect him like anyone else.”

The Yankees also believe that the elbow injury that ruled out Wells as a high school senior was also behind him. They recruited him in the 35th round in 2018 despite an injury, before Wells chose to go to college.

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Oppenheimer noted Wells had PRP injections in high school, but he “got through everything.”

“He can throw every day and doesn’t need to do special postgames on his elbows,” Oppenheimer said. “Things like that happen and it’s been a long time [since] that lights up or influences it. “

Oppenheimer said the choice of the second-round team (99th overall), Trevor Hauver from Arizona State, would likely move back to the field after switching to the field in college.

“We really like bats and strength from the left,” said Oppenheimer. “He got the discipline of throwing and the ability to hit the ball very hard.”

And the Yankees believe he will be more valuable as an infielder if he can adapt.

Their final choice is Beck Way kider from Northwest Florida State in the fourth round (total 129).

The Yankees really get a decent view on the Way, because his JUCO team started the season earlier.

“The only thing we want to happen is to see it [pitch] one full season and how he will survive, “said Oppenheimer.

That’s just part of how different the design process is, because instead of going around the country watching high school and college matches, scouts don’t rely on Zoom’s calls.

And usually, the players who are recruited will be signed and then assigned to minor league teams. That won’t happen this year, without a minor league season.

“At the moment, we are trying to meet and decide how we move forward with these people,” Oppenheimer said. “Obviously, they still have to do a physical examination and sign the contract, but the details of where they will be, we are still not sure.”

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For teams, the next step starts on Sunday, when they can talk to players who are not recruited, even though they will be limited to signing $ 20,000.

Oppenheimer said the process of pursuing players began months ago “and included making a video together for every player they were interested in signing” to sell players on what they were looking for to become Yankees. “

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5-star hotels lead the way in the restoration of Portuguese tourist sites



5-star hotels lead the way in the restoration of Portuguese tourist sites

In October, the number of overnight stays in 5-star hotels increased by 15.9% compared to the same month in 2019, which, according to additional information, namely from the DMC (Tourist Inception Agency), is associated with a strong increase in tourism from the United States. states.

Information published today by INE indicates that in October, compared to the same month before the pandemic, the number of overnight stays in tourist establishments in Portugal increased by 6.2%, with the strongest increase in hotels, at 8.2%. in which, therefore, 62.1% is concentrated. overnight stays.

The information shows that 4-star hotels, where the largest number of beds are concentrated, had 48.9% of overnight stays in October, totaling 2.05 million, which is +7.6% or more than 144.7 thousand than in October 2019.

This was followed by 3-star hotels with 927.3k, but this increase was about half of 5-star hotels, by 7.6% or 65.5k, to 927.3k, and then 5-star hotels with 857. 4 thousand overnight stays, an increase of 15.9%. or 117.6 thousand compared to the same pre-pandemic month.

In contrast to the evolution in these categories, there were 2- and 1-star hotels, in which the number of overnight stays decreased by 2.7%, or ten thousand, to 360.8 thousand.

The cheapest apart-hotels (three and two stars) also saw a decrease in overnight stays, from -20.9% or less than 24.4 thousand, in hotels and farms in Madeira, from -0.4% or less, to about 300, and in tourist settlements, from -7.7. % or less than 17.5 thousand.

At the same time, the number of apart-hotels increased by 1.2%, or 8.5 thousand, to 717.5 million, due to the increase in 5-star hotels by 6.7%, or 6.6 thousand, to 104.9 thousand, and 4-star, by 5.4 thousand% or 26.4 thousand to 519.9 thousand.

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Overnight stays in tourist apartments also increased by 3.2%, or 13.6 thousand, to 437.8 million, local accommodation, by 0.6%, or 5.5 thousand, to 901.2 thousand, and , primarily tourism in rural areas and housing, with an increase of 45.2% or 67.3 thousand to 216.5 thousand people.

The INE data also shows that Portuguese tourist sites were the best in October in terms of overnight stays this year, with peaks achieved by 5-, 4- and 3-star hotels, 5- and 4-star apartment hotels, accommodation . and rural tourism and housing development.

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The Portuguese hospitality industry experienced the best October in terms of number of guests and overnight stays.

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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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