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“We are proud to be able to give footballers the working conditions they deserve”

first_imgThe president of Futbolistas ON, Juanjo Martínez, was “proud” to be able to give the players of the First Iberdrola “the working conditions they deserve”, after signing the first Collective Agreement for women’s football, although They hope to continue “improving issues” for the next season.“We have signed for this season, so it will be a short tour. Therefore, we have to sit, both unions and employers, to see the issues that we can improve, especially economic, day and salary where the players can have that improvement they deserve. From here, we will continue to improve, “said the president of the union after presenting the agreement to the president of the CSD, Irene Lozano.“We are very proud to be able to give the players the working conditions they deserve. The players of this country from today will have those conditions and those rights that have demanded so much. Thanks to that strike we have come to fruition, and that is why they will be able to enjoy what any worker enjoys today, “he added about the break-up day the players made to express their discomfort at the delay in signing the document.Further, The CSD considered “an ideal scenario” to confirm a signature of the Collective Agreement that “has cost so much”. “We signed it on Tuesday at the headquarters of the other signatory union (AFE) and that is why the CSD wanted to know how the text was written, and today was an ideal day to present it and dialogue for the future,” he said. Further, confirmed their attendance at the protocol signing of the Agreement in the Congress of Deputies that will take place this Wednesday at 6.30 pm, where you can “expose the great success of the players in this country.” “It is a day of celebration of the Agreement that in the end has taken a lot, too much, but that in the end has been possible”he added.“We have laid a foundation and a very good tool for the growth of women’s football and there is nothing better than talking to Congress to improve it in the future and for soccer players to have better conditions, “he said.The president of the union sees a “fundamental and vital” right of the Collective Agreement “automatic renewal due to pregnancy”, which ensures the job in the event of this circumstance. “This measure is to look very much for the players that can happen this in the last year of the contract,” he said.For its part, the manager of Footballers ON, Tamara Ramos, encouraged “all athletes”, reminding them that “if you fight and work, you can get everyone to be recognized as workers, which is what they are.” “From Futbolistas ON we want to recognize the soccer players who have been the true architects of our being here now,” he concluded.last_img read more

Will you wake from a vegetative state New test could tell

first_imgWe still may not know what causes consciousness in humans, but scientists are at least learning how to detect its presence. A new application of a common clinical test, the positron emission tomography (PET) scan, seems to be able to differentiate between minimally conscious brains and those in a vegetative state. The work could help doctors figure out which brain trauma patients are the most likely to recover—and even shed light on the nature of consciousness.“This is really cool what these guys did here,” says neuroscientist Nicholas Schiff at Cornell University, who was not involved in the study. “We’re going to make great use of it.”PET scans work by introducing a small amount of radionuclides into the body. These radioactive compounds act as a tracer and naturally emit subatomic particles called positrons over time, and the gamma rays indirectly produced by this process can be detected by imaging equipment. The most common PET scan uses fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) as the tracer in order to show how glucose concentrations change in tissue over time—a proxy for metabolic activity. Compared with other imaging techniques, PET scans are relatively cheap and easy to perform, and are routinely used to survey for cancer, heart problems, and other diseases. Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country In the new study, researchers used FDG-PET scans to analyze the resting cerebral metabolic rate—the amount of energy being used by the tissue—of 131 patients with a so-called disorder of consciousness and 28 healthy controls. Disorders of consciousness can refer to a wide range of problems, ranging from a full-blown coma to a minimally conscious state in which patients may experience brief periods where they can communicate and follow instructions. Between these two extremes, patients may be said to be in a vegetative state or exhibit unresponsive wakefulness, characterized by open eyes and basic reflexes, but no signs of awareness. Most disorders of consciousness result from head trauma, and where someone falls on the consciousness continuum is typically determined by the severity of the injury.After the PET scans were complete, the researchers calculated how much glucose was being consumed by the most active hemisphere of the patients’ brains relative to the healthy controls. Patients in a state of unresponsive wakefulness had 38% as much metabolic activity as the controls, minimally conscious patients showed 58% as much activity, and people being roused back to consciousness (either from sleep or anesthesia), had 63% of the normal metabolic activity.The decision to “pull the plug” and remove a loved one from life support is never simple, but the choice could easier if we understood which patients might wake up in time. Although it’s often hard for doctors and family to pinpoint important nuances that separate a lighter state of unconsciousness from a deeper one, the PET scan might help us fill in the gaps.The PET scan data could correctly distinguish between minimal consciousness and severe unresponsive wakefulness with 89% accuracy, the team reports today in Current Biology. The test also seems to predict an individual’s ability to recover from disorders of consciousness: In a 1-year follow up,eight out of 11 patients whose PET scans showed 41% of normal activity or more (between unresponsive wakefulness and minimal consciousness) had regained consciousness, and the PET scan test predicted 88% of all outcomes correctly.A simple test that can be used to distinguish between minimal consciousness and unresponsive wakefulness could be a huge boon to health care practitioners. Schiff says that if we can identify patients who are more likely to make a meaningful recovery, we can do a better job surrounding them with highly skilled workers who can give them the best possible care. “If this bears out, as it appears that it will, nobody should probably leave the hospital with a severe injury and a disorder of consciousness without having this measurement.”In addition to its clinical value, the new study also sheds some light on the nature of consciousness. The predictive power of the PET scan comes from its ability to gauge the brain’s average metabolism. Exactly which regions in the brain are most active does not appear to play a major role in determining a person’s state of consciousness. The researchers suggest that this finding adds to a growing body of evidence that suggests consciousness doesn’t live in any one area of the brain, but is instead an emergent property of many parts working together. 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