The COVID-19 crisis forces to retouch contracts and calendars

first_img“An exceptional state requires exceptional measures.” This is how sharp the experts in sports law about the effects that the coronavirus will leave in soccer. The RFEF, La Liga and AFE, through the international union FIFproNot only do they work against the clock these days side by side with CSD, UEFA and even FIFA to try to put things together this season. More or less that ballot is already on track. What is really going to be a disorder will be to fit the following. As you have been able know ASare already being studied measurements they could revolutionize hiring policy, agreeing to extensions in case there is play past June 30, the transfer periods and the organization of international calendars, with drastic reductions.What more urgent is what will happen if this season goes further of what stipulated because the pandemic does not allow restarting the championships in April, as the most optimistic dream. If that happens, we will have to retouchr, among many others, footballers contracts, something in which clubs and professionals must agree since the licenses are linked to the employment contract. FIFA know that this solution is key and therefore wants to urgently modify the Regulations of the Statute and Transfer of Players. According to several First president, this can be done very quickly and even telematically. The only problem would be what to do with those players they have already agreed another contract from July 1. Jurists console themselves with the belief that all clubs would be affected in the same way. Equality would be maintained. Other handicap comes from televisions, for the income they contribute. In the 11 days left would be Difficult to maintain the 10 slots having to play every three days and overlapping competitions. Thebes ensures that, if football does not restart until mid-May, “it will be played every 48 hours”, but it will have to take into account the footballers health. Although not reflected in any article, FIFA requests that there be at least 72 hours of rest between matches.With the elaboration of national and international calendars The greatest news is expected. Lengthening or compressing this season finale, with several suspensions along the way, will noticeably load the 20-21 campaign. For this reason, the idea of ​​reducing the format of almost all competitions is already underway. UEFA, which has squandered flexibility, has several plans to make a large screen in the previous phases of the Champions League and, above all, in the Europa League. The objective is to speed up the classification process and lighten the schedule. Depending on when the current season ends, there are several options for the next, with alternatives including playoffs and playing Final Four.Spain will not be left behind if it is necessary to restructure. No single-match heats are ruled out throughout the Cup. And even some leagues are already proposing to draw groups in the national competition or mix a regular season with title playoffs and descent. It is not ruled out or having to resort to a reduced format this same course if the coronavirus continues to maintain confinement. This new order may also require footballers to shorten their vacations. Nor is it ruled out that, faced with the pressures, the templates can be expanded beyond 25 chips. Although that could collide with economic control. The coronavirus will force consensus more than ever.last_img read more

Palo Alto Considers Shielding Two Nonprofits from Competition for Grants

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares March 31, 2014; Palo Alto WeeklyThe city of Palo Alto is considering a change to its contracting processes with local human services providers such that the two best funded of them would be shielded from a competitive process. The two organizations, Avenidas (which provides services to seniors) and Palo Alto Community Child Care received 76 percent of the total available budget in the current fiscal year—$868,014 in grant funding divided almost evenly—and this seems to have long been the setup.Reportedly, the change is being proposed at the request of the two agencies and with backing from Councilman Larry Klein, who noted the two agencies have long had a special relationship with the city; both were launched by the city in the 1970s before splitting off. “I think it’s misleading to include programs that really are city functions with ones where we’re making relatively small contributions to—organizations that are very useful, but really not taking over, in a sense, a city function in the same way that PACCC and Avenidas do,” Klein said.The two agencies said in a letter that the city’s Human Relations Commission has recommended on several occasions increasing the two agencies’ contracts by a lesser amount than other agencies, if not decreasing them by a great amount, and this has caused them undue angst.“When this happens, PACCC and Avenidas are forced to lobby the City Council directly to take action in opposition to the HRC recommendation,” the two CEOs wrote. “This dynamic is uncomfortable for the City Council which relies on its commissions to deliver recommendations that it can support. And it is uncomfortable for the sole-source agencies because it puts them in competition with other human service providers with which they often collaborate.”Councilman Greg Schmid believes that all the human services agencies should remain within the same funding mechanism because it allows the council and the city a more comprehensive view of community needs. “I think there is an advantage to having a human services budget rather than breaking it up into little pieces,” Schmid said. “It’s the one time of the year where the attention of the council turns to range of services.”One of the more interesting parts of the article is the comments section, where readers of Palo Alto online seem to be saying that this looks like a bad idea all around.—Ruth McCambridgeShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more