Restless about the positive cases of COVID-19 within the workforce, Espanyol has several open fronts in the offices. The first one goes through a eventual decline, which would drastically reduce revenue for the upcoming season. The second, for a also cut the expected inflow of money in case LaLiga does not resume. And to top it off, even if it only affects tangentially, Rastar Group shares plummet.If finally the remaining 11 days of this season are not disputed, more than a quarter of the competition, it is calculated in Espanyol that 25 to 30 percent of expected revenue could be lost. Given that the club had budgeted to receive 64.27 million for television rights and 14.77 in the section of advertising, tickets, subscriptions and commercial, they would stop entering around 20 million in that assumption. A greater detail just in the season in which Espanyol has made the biggest waste in its history in transfers, with an investment of 59 million euros (although in summer, the income of 40.5 was assured), and in which it has also assumed a record cost in the workforce, with 80 million destined to wages.20 percent less so far in 2020To all this is added glancing Rastar Group’s crash on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, China, the business conglomerate that owns the club’s property. The value of the shares has fallen by 20 percent so far only in 2020, with a single ephemeral promotion on January 7, after the goal of Wu Lei at Espanyol-Barcelona.And the collapse cannot be attributed to the economic effects of the Covid-19 since the parquet in that period does not register losses. In fact, In the last 365 days, while Rastar’s price has dropped a sharp 35.34 percent, Shenzhen has even risen, specifically a timid 0.79 percent.And to top it off, At the close of the session last Wednesday, Rastar shares were trading at 4.03 yuan renminbi, which is their lowest value since they fell to 3.83 on February 22, 2019.. Something that the club should not accuse in the short term, but the pocket of its president, Chen Yansheng, who, after all, as it is said in popular slang, is the one who pays for the party.
RelatedTravel for Children: The Next Generation SpeaksTravel for Children: The Next Generation SpeaksThe truth about ‘annoying’ airport security protocols…You’ll have a more pleasant and seamless airport experience if you understand the reasons behind the rules.Airport Retail – cashing in on your timeAirport Retail – cashing in on your time I shall openly state for the record that I do not like airport security. I understand the need for it, but that is different. I do not like it because it is where two tributaries of stupidity merge into an Amazon-sized river of awfulness which encourages normally intelligent people to make very poor decisions indeed. Imagine for example, someone so dim, that they innocently packed a three piece spear and an 18 inch ceremonial machete in their luggage and boarded a commercial airliner leaving from a nameless African country. Fortunately (depending on your point of view), I didn’t get into trouble and no one even noticed, but it still wasn’t that bright. This is why I find airports such a problem: passengers do mindless things and in my opinion, airport security is forced, by a hysterical, global press, into making knee-jerk, reactionary and unnecessary changes to their security procedures. Why, for example, because of one incident, do we have to have our shoes examined as we head toward duty free?I wondered, given my inept packing performances, what really dim people had tried to bring through security at airports. American websites seemed a good place to start and I was not disappointed.It quickly became apparent that I was, in fact, a comparative Einstein of the travel world, and there were many people out there far dafter than me on both sides of the security fence. What was good, wasn’t just the ridiculous things people tried to take on board, but what implied damage the security staff who confiscated them, thought they could do with the items. Everything mentioned below, is allegedly true.I am prepared to accept that baseball bats and chainsaws are reasonable things to take away from people at airport security, and the single deer antler also made sense, though I feel it says more about the inadequacies of the owner’s hunting skills, than presenting an immediate and credible threat to the plane.But the sausage grinder – that confused me. You cannot presumably threaten to mince a cabin attendant unless your meat-related demands are met – though I suppose it would hurt if you threw it at someone. The term we are after here is a “dual-use item” which means something which can be used as a low-tech weapon, as well as for its original, intended use. But that is…well…anything with a mass of more than about half a pound. If I bashed someone over the head with my laptop, that would really hurt, and I could swing my camera around my head like a gaucho’s bolas and garrotte the Captain – but in all likelihood would strangle myself instead.The geologist who had his cricket-ball sized rock taken away from him fell into that category as well – just in case he went crazy and tried to hold up the plane with…a lump of granite. I also thoroughly enjoyed the confiscation of the man-sized, plastic palm tree too – presumably in case its owner hid behind it and crawled down the aisle (blending in with the other aircraft foliage) and sneaked into the cockpit unnoticed. And why would sex toys be taken away from passengers – dual-use items? “I take control of this plane in the name of Duracell. We change course now or the pleasuring starts!”A quick delve around on the official Heathrow website reveals yet more “dual-use” irritations. The knives, razor-blades, scissors and sports bats are reasonable of course, but tweezers – can you pluck someone to death? Threaten to temporarily ruin someone’s eyebrow? I suppose I could poke someone in the eye with them, but then I could use my finger too. And snooker and pool cues – they’re just sticks – but then you can’t take walking and hiking poles onboard either. What if I have a bad leg and need a walking stick or crutches? Am I supposed to relinquish these at security and crawl stoically to my boarding gate with an “Oh well, that’s fair enough” look on my face? How are they any different? Knitting needles too are apparently out, but then apart from being a bit bigger, they are not significantly different from a biro or a pencil and those are fine. I’ve seen Jason Bourne in action and am confident I could take out a fair few people with my Bic and a rolled-up magazine.Despite this flippancy, airport security is a serious business, but rather than having iron-clad rules imposed across the board, I do think the authorities could show a little more faith in their security staff and allow them to use their discretion. Until that changes however, I shall be much more careful with my dual-use items and next time I fly, my fists and teeth will be left behind.You might also like to readBAA Travel Advice to PassengersFluid dynamics – the rules about taking liquids through securityInternational Rovers – travelling with your petsReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map