Ángel Torres: “How will clubs that use an ERTE justify their transfers?”

first_imgThe Federation has communicated the teams that will play European competitions. What do you think?They have made a list that no one has asked for. They have no competition. UEFA has extended the deadline for requesting their license and they are the best behaving.And that in their day they had it with you for refusing to play in Milan …Then they congratulated me on that brave decision. UEFA, the Secretary of State for Sport and almost everyone except our Federation.What would be your solution?You cannot start a competition without having finished the previous one. UEFA has suspended the Euro Cup and is ready to do the same with its competitions. Everything is easy for the leagues to finish.What if you can’t play again in the medium term?We want to play and we have all the dates. You win and lose on the field. When the authorities decide. If LaLiga ends today we are fourth, there are no more. UEFA will not allow any team from federations that have not finished their competition to play their competitions. In Europe it is played at the invitation of UEFA, but here some enlightened have not heard anything.Is it true that you will request a tiebreaker if LaLiga is terminated?That is false. If there is to suspend a League that is the one of the next season.Are you still ruling out ERTE even if this situation continues?We are not going to do an ERTE in any way and I do not understand that there are clubs that use it.Why do you think it has happened?I prefer not to criticize colleagues who have done it, but it is nonsense. We did not go to bankruptcy, but there is a regulation that we all approve as the solution to the problems from which soccer came. Five years later, they already want to resort to public aid and take these measures.What reasons are there? None. Especially to act in such a hurry. Ten days after being stopped, ERTE was already being used.Will you take other measures?We do not want to harm any employee. We are a healthy club.What losses have you estimated?It is difficult to know. It would be more serious if more games cannot be played. We are not a big box office club because we have the almost complete stadium with the subscribers who would have to return the part corresponding to the games that they are not going to enjoy.You are making very brave decisions.Refusing to play in Milan seemed crazy and in the end everyone agreed with me. Not lowering wages or performing an ERTE is a matter of consistency. We are healthy and will honor our commitments.Have they caught your attention?Look, I don’t shut up even under the water and I go all the way to defend my own when I think I’m right. Everyone should do what they want, but it is nonsense for football clubs to use public measures designed for other sectors that are having a very hard time.You would start playing behind closed doors. How do you see it?Playing behind closed doors is unfair to fans who pay and are excited about soccer. I don’t like it, but it is the least bad solution. At least the fans will be able to watch it on TV and disconnect as far as possible from the disease, stop talking about deaths to watch a game. I just want it to be played if there are guarantees for everyone and I repeat that the important thing is health and Getafe will do what the Ministry of Health orders.How could you play from June 30 with players who end their contract?The contracts are signed seasonally, they do not have an expiration date of June 30. I understand the concern of those who have many transfers, but it would be the minor problem.How is the summer market considered in these circumstances?We cannot rush. I do not expect a very busy market. Tell me how clubs that are turning to ERTE will justify making large disbursements in the summer. They have it difficult.Have you made decisions on loan and renewals?Cucurella is already ours and there are three other players on whom we have a purchase option. Contract only ends Antunes. I’m just concerned that some of our important players will be taken away.And the coach?Bordalás has two more years of contract and there is nothing that makes me think that he will not be with us next year. He was the first to stand up to UEFA and refused to travel to Milan. Discard making an ERTE and criticize those who use it. It attacks the Federation harshly for its list of teams that will compete in European competitions. And there is room to talk about the market and the future. Ángel Torres talks to Ace with no hair on his tongue.last_img read more

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting a Job Offer You Don’t Love

first_imgImagine you’ve just finished interviewing with several employers. Out of all of the interviews, you received one job offer. It wasn’t exactly what you wanted. Do you accept it?If you’ve experienced a long-term job search, you’re probably feeling like you should take what you can get. But when you encounter offers you don’t completely love, you must ask yourself if you will accept the job offer, attempt to negotiate, or wait for a better opportunity to come along.For those of you finding yourself in this situation, here are some things to consider when accepting a job offer you aren’t completely in love with:1. Would you be sacrificing any serious goals?One of the most important questions you need to ask yourself is if you would make any serious sacrifices in your career when accepting the job offer. Would you need to relocate to a new city or work more hours than you’d prefer? Take a moment to compare your career goals to the job offer and see where they overlap. As long as the job keeps you moving forward in your career, then maybe the offer isn’t so bad after all.2. Is there an opportunity for you to expand your skills and experience?Almost every job presents the opportunity to learn something new. As you think about the job offer, take a look at the different responsibilities you’d have and opportunities for learning. Will the position require you to learn a skill or program? Will you have the opportunity to attend workshops or conferences? Sometimes, these types of learning opportunities turn into perks that could have a positive impact on your career.3. Does the offer meet most of your needs?If you’re having a difficult time deciding on a job offer, make a list of your needs — everything from lifestyle needs to your career goals. If the only thing you don’t love about the offer is the vacation package, maybe the offer isn’t so bad. However, if you need to have a benefits package that supports your family or you have a strong desire for promotion, then maybe you should try to negotiate the offer.4. Can you picture yourself working for the company?If you can see yourself working in the office and with the people, it’s probably a good sign the company could be a good fit. Even if the salary isn’t as high as you had hoped, you could be accepting a job offer that provides with a great company culture and an overall positive experience. Remember, not every job is about making the big bucks — it should also be about if you can find happiness where you work.5. Could this job be a stepping stone to a better opportunity?Throughout your career, you’ll find that some jobs can help you discover better opportunities. It’s OK if not every job you have is your dream job. Although you should be working toward your career goals, there will be times when you need to work a particular job in order to achieve your next goal. Every type of experience you gain gives you the opportunity to shape your career path. All you need to do is ask yourself if this offer is the right opportunity for you.Now, when the time comes to accept the job offer, don’t forget about the power of negotiation. You can always negotiate an offer if you aren’t completely satisfied. But overall, you should weigh the cost and benefits of the position, and remember, your career goals and values should always come first.Have you accepted a job offer you didn’t love? What factored into your decision?last_img read more

Home Prices Still 2 Undervalued Nationally

first_img January 14, 2015 520 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Home Prices Still 2% Undervalued Nationally With home price appreciation leveling off nationally, housing analysts who have been watching the market in fear of another bubble can “continue to rest easy,” says one economist.Based on fundamentals, including prices-to-income, prices-to-rents, and historical data, Trulia Chief Economist Jed Kolko estimated in a post on Wednesday that home prices at the national level were still 2 percent undervalued in the fourth quarter of 2014.While slowing price growth in the last year has helped smooth out housing’s recovery, Kolko noted that “[s]harply rising prices aren’t necessarily a sign of a bubble.””By definition, a bubble develops when prices look high relative to fundamentals,” he said.Breaking down local market data, Trulia reports that home prices in 70 of the country’s largest markets are now within 10 percent (both higher and lower) of where the company says they should be based on long-term fundamentals, the highest number of markets since prices bottomed out in early 2012.Out of the remaining 30, nine were classified as “overvalued” by more than 10 percent, while the rest were all undervalued.As of Q4, the most overvalued market is Austin, where home prices are now 16 percent higher than the level that local conditions should support, Trulia says. The city (along with several of Texas’ other top metros) came through the housing crisis relatively unscathed and has recovered at a faster pace than many others.Taking the second and third top spots for overvaluation are Orange County (+15 percent) and Los Angeles (+13 percent). Several other California locales also appeared on the list of the top 10 overvalued markets: San Francisco (+12 percent), Riverside-San Bernardino (+12 percent), San Jose (+12 percent), and Oakland (+10 percent), attesting to the effects of low inventory levels and the state’s tech boom.Meanwhile, all of the most undervalued metros today are in the Midwest and New England, led by three Ohio metros: Cleveland (-20 percent), Akron (-17 percent), and Dayton (-17 percent).While it’s no surprise that the most overvalued markets also tend to be less affordable than others, Kolko explained that “overvaluation and undervaluation aren’t necessarily the same as affordability.””Our valuation measure looks at local prices relative to what’s normal historically in each local market,” he said. “Right now, New York and Boston both look several percentage points undervalued relative to long-term fundamentals, even though they’re far more expensive than Houston or Austin on a price-per-square-foot basis.”Despite drawing lines between price increases, affordability, and over- and undervaluation, Kolko says all three are looking encouraging at the moment:”Price increases are slowing nationally, well before a bubble has formed. … And we expect price increases to keep slowing in 2015. Bubble-watchers can continue to rest easy.”center_img Share Home Prices Home Values Housing Bubble Trulia 2015-01-14 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

Users of Apache Mesos and the Mesosphere Data Cent

first_imgUsers of Apache Mesos and the Mesosphere Data Center Operating System will be pleased to hear that they can begin integrating Google’s Project Kubernetes into their containerized cloud environments. Mesosphere today announced that it would begin including Kubernetes as a standard feature of its Mesosphere DCOS.Kubernetes, which was first announced publicly by Google last June, is an open-source project that can be used to manage an entire cluster of containerized applications as a single entity. Just two weeks ago, Kubernetes was integrated into CoreOS, and Red Hat has also been involved in the project.Craig McLuckie, product manager of cloud compute at Google, and one of the founders of the Kubernetes Project, said that the long-term goal is to bring Google’s internal cloud architecture and capabilities to the public as standard issue for all data centers. “The intent here is to make the tech as ubiquitous as possible,” he said. “The technology behind Kubernetes was inspired by the way we run all our workloads at Google. Kubernetes is about making containers operationally viable. We understand the value proposition of doing this. We launch 2 billion containers a week. Everything is running on containers. We’ve learned a few things around the complexity of managing container-packaged applications, and the value that provides.”To that end, one of the first things on the current Kubernetes road map is making the system production-ready. McLuckie said that this should happen in the next few months, and is currently the team’s top priority.Longer term, however, the goal is to make Kubernetes an even more effective resource-management platform than is currently available. McLuckie said the future of Kubernetes is “us moving up the stack and providing richer capabilities. This offers an amazing framework for resource isolation, so you can get more out of your infrastructure. You’ll see us providing ways to do much, much more efficient scheduling, and to get more efficiency out of data centers than most customers get.”last_img read more