The leagues are working toward an agreement on a new Professional Baseball Agreement (PBA), which expires in September. “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter. On Tuesday, a report by Baseball America claimed MiLB was ready to agree to MLB’s proposed plan to eliminate 40 minor league teams. “The respective negotiating teams of Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball held a constructive meeting on Wednesday. The parties are continuing their discussions, with the goal of concluding a mutually beneficial long-term agreement in the near future.” MiLB and Rumble Ponies owner John Hughes responded, saying those articles were inaccurate. (WBNG) — Following Wednesday’s negotiations between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball, the leagues issued a joint statement Thursday.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Tuesday the club had terminated its contract with PR company, I3 Ventures, who had been hired to improve the image of Bartomeu and the club’s board online.According to Spanish radio station Cadena Ser Catalunya, the company oversaw “dozens” of accounts attacking the likes of Messi, Gerard Pique, Xavi Hernandez, Pep Guardiola and Carles Puyol on Facebook and Twitter.Among the messages the report cited is one expressing anger towards Messi for his delay in signing a new contract and another questioning Pique’s involvement in tennis’ Davis Cup.“The truth is that I find it strange that something like this happens,” Messi said in an interview to be published on Thursday by Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo.“But they also said that there would be evidence. We will have to wait to see if it is true or not. We cannot say much and wait to see what happens with all this. It seems a strange issue,” added the Barca captain.Bartomeu has met with senior players, including Messi, to explain the case.“The president told us the same thing he said publicly, the same thing he said at the press conference. What was the situation, what had happened. I can’t say much more,” Messi said.In a statement on Monday, Barcelona denied that it was behind the messages and Bartomeu reiterated that stance on Tuesday.“Barca has never hired a service to discredit anyone,” he said. “Not a player, not a former player, nor any politician, manager, president or former president.”Bartomeu added: “That is flatly false. We will defend ourselves where necessary on this issue, by all means.”Barcelona had already threatened legal action against any media organisations that “continue to implicate the club in this type of practice”.“Let one thing be clear,” Bartomeu continued. “To the question: Have we commissioned the monitoring of social networks? The answer is yes.“To the question: Have we commissioned to discredit people or institutions through social networks? The answer is no and we will take action against all those who accuse us of that.”The controversy increases the pressure on Bartomeu and the Barcelona board ahead of presidential elections due next year, and following a period of political turmoil at the club.The board were clumsy in their sacking of coach Ernesto Valverde last month, when an approach to Xavi Hernandez was leaked while Valverde was still in post. Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!The Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Lionel Messi said it was “strange” to see Barcelona locked in a row over a company accused of criticising current and former players, including himself, on social media on Wednesday.Advertisement Read Also: Football analysts tell Barcelona to sign Chukwueze as Dembele replacementAnd two weeks ago, Messi engaged in a public spat with the club’s technical secretary Eric Abidal, who claimed the players were the main cause of Valverde’s removal.The timing of this latest controversy is also a potential distraction ahead of a crucial week for the team.Barcelona play Eibar at home in La Liga on Saturday before facing Napoli away in the Champions League and then Real Madrid in the league at the Santiago Bernabeu.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… read more
OMAHA — While few Iowa farmers are able to do any spring planting yet in many areas, one expert says now is the ideal time to plan for the season ahead, taking coronavirus into account.Ellen Duysen, the community outreach specialist with the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, says if farmers haven’t made any shifts in their emergency plans due to COVID-19, they really should consider doing so. “Now is the time to start talking to people, writing a plan down,” Duysen says, “so in case of the worst case scenario, you will to be able to get those crops either in the field or harvested, that your livestock will be taken care of, and you’ll be able to get all of this taken care of — even if you or some of your critical staff are out.”It may be uncomfortable, but Duysen says we have to make contingency plans for ourselves, our families and our farm hands, in case someone is unable to do the job they’re expected to do. Like everyone else, farmers who will be working around others need to maintain the six-foot social distance and wear a respirator, or at least a cloth mask. “Those fabric masks are great but they are to protect other people, not necessarily you,” Duysen says. “When you take that mask off, make sure you treat that like it is contaminated. Put it away from other items. If you’re going to reuse it, make sure that you sanitize and disinfect your hands in between taking it off and putting it on.”Handwashing is always an important part of food safety, but Duysen says it’s especially vital now to have good hand hygiene. “Right now, it’s going to protect our health,” Duysen says. “So every time you’ve been in contact with something or someone, make sure that your hands get washed. Either by soap and water, which is the preference, or if you have a disinfectant to do that.”The Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health is based at the UNMC College of Public Health in Omaha. read more